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Tom Cruise announces new Top Gun movie at ComicCon

first_img July 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con earlier this weekend to announce the sequel to the ’80s classic “Top Gun.”Fans were surprised to see the movie star who made the announcement that coincided with the release of the movie’s trailer.Some people noticed that Cruise’s jacket in the trailer no longer has the Japanese and Taiwanese flags, like it did 33 years ago. Rumored sources say the producers removed the flags as to not offend any Chinese fans with the placement of the two rival nations flags.“Top Gun: Maverick” is expected to hit theaters next year. Posted: July 21, 2019 Tom Cruise announces new Top Gun movie at Comic-Con KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chiefs Annual Awards for Installation Excellence

first_imgActing Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Friday the five recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, according to a DOD press release.The highly competitive presidential distinction recognizes the exceptional efforts of those operating and maintaining military installations.Installations are evaluated in performance areas such as installation management, including mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications and public relations.Recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. (Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, Col. Jason Wolter)Naval Base San Diego, Calif. (Capt. Roy Love)Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, Jr.)DLA Distribution Susquehanna, New Cumberland, Penn. (Col. James Callis II)Ramstein Air Base, Germany (Brig. Gen. Mark August)DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Govt probing case Khattar on 21yrold Ggn girls rape

first_imgIn the alleged rape of a 21-year-old girl by her PG owner in Gurgaon, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that the government is making inquiries into the case and all allegations against police officers are also being investigated. The girl, who was a resident of Ludhiana, has alleged that she was raped on the evening of November 26 and filed a complaint the next day. In a complaint filed at the Gurgaon woman police station, she said that her PG owner Dharmveer Thakran forcibly entered her room and raped her. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportOn Monday, the rape survivor’s counsel sent a letter asking the Punjab and Haryana high court Chief Justice to intervene. Meanwhile, sources said Dharampal Thakral, the accused’s son, submitted an application to police that said the woman had falsely implicated his father.The rape survivor has also alleged police of mistreating her and showing reluctance in filing a complaint. Police are yet to arrest the PG owner.In the letter to the Chief Justice, the girl said: “I first went to the police commissioner’s office but the commissioner told me to go away, saying I had no work there. When I persisted, the guards took me to the guesthouse of the accused without even registering a complaint. I was then taken to the women’s police station where I was told to go back to my home town and even told that a medical test cannot be done as the doctor was not available. The accused was treated as a VIP in the police station.” Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJPHowever, in a statement issued by the Gurgaon Police commissioner, the ‘rape survivor’s’ charges were baseless and issued a point-by-point rebuttal. “No victim has ever been turned away from the CP’s office without legal recourse,” the statement said.Police said the woman had gone missing from her house in Ludhiana, at which her parents filed a case of abduction there. “The woman was handed over to her family in the presence of Punjab Police. She had come to Gurgaon in search of a job last month,” said the police. “We’re conducting raids to nab the accused, who is absconding,” said Dharna Yadav, ACP (Sadar), Gurgaon.last_img read more

Radicals and Visionaries

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story appears in the October 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Turbulent times upend conventional thinking, and one of the most provocative ideas to surface in recent years is the doctrine of ‘free’–the idea that giving your product away is the surest, and perhaps only, path to success. In a special feature, Chris Anderson, who literally wrote the book on ‘Free,’ faces off with the tech gurus behind 37Signals, who call ‘free’ the great sham of the digital age.Free your mindDon’t be afraid to give your product away, Chris Anderson says, you’ll figure out how to make money laterThe secret to success in the digital age is giving people what they want–literally, says Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired and author of the controversial new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. It’s a matter of finding ways to make money around what you give away, he says, via a third party such as advertising or premium strategies. “It’s the media model,” Anderson notes. “Radio’s free to air, television’s free to air. Consumers get the content free and create a marketplace of attention, then producers sell that attention to advertisers.”Free is what the web has been about for a decade. Anderson says he’s merely providing an economic model for why free works. He’s stunned that his thesis has kicked up such a hornet’s nest in the media, where the likes of Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker have ripped it (calling it unsupported by the facts and the product of a “technological utopian”).Anderson maintains that free is simply the best form of marketing: Customers sample the actual product, creating word of mouth, which allows companies to charge for premium versions of the product later. In other words, market free for a while, then attach the price tag.Critics point out that Anderson’s top examples–YouTube, Facebook and Twitter–have yet to make a dime. But Anderson cites a report that YouTube could be profitable this year and predicts Facebook could be next year.He also admits there are limits to free; advertising can’t support every business. But he’s high on the “freemium” approach, using products as premiums for themselves (think Radiohead), and the fact that digital delivery costs are now next to nothing really drives the model.Anderson has started two businesses based on free, and his book is available free in digital form on Kindle, and for a while free on audio, in addition to paid hardcover. He says 200,000 free downloads of the book (which was roundly criticized for plagiarism; a footnote transcription error, Anderson says) in two weeks prove the validity of pricelessness. “That’s awareness, sampling, word of mouth.” And a lot of nonroyalties.Nothing Plus NothingDavid Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried of 37Signals say ‘free’ thinking will never amount to real businessIf you want to get Jason Fried riled, all you have to do is bring up the subject of giving your products away. Fried, the co-head of hot web application company 37signals, and his partner, David Heinemeier Hansson, detest free, a concept they see as little more than a sham, a sleight-of-hand that covers up the lack of a real product. If you want to make money, they say, you need a real product that customers will spend money on, a business basic that free web space has distorted.”You pay for everything in your life except some of the stuff on the internet,” Fried says. “That’s the built-in human behavior we’d like to mimic. The problem with this free thing is, if you’re going to hook people on free for four years, and all of a sudden start charging for things, that doesn’t work very well.”Entrepreneurs are getting the wrong message from the Klondike buyout of YouTube and the “ridiculous” valuation of Facebook, they say, pointing out both companies are still hemorrhaging cash and haven’t figured out a way to make money. Free is a bubble that will burst when investors run out of patience.”I’ve been talking to startups, and people have this notion that all they need is eyeballs, all they need is a lot of users and then something magical will happen, and then they’re going to be a huge success,” says Heinemeier Hansson. “That’s going to lead to a lot of unavoidable failures.”Fried, 35, and Heinemeier Hansson, 29, revel in exposing what they see as the entrepreneurial fables in the era of social media Kool-Aid. They’ve won a wide following for their ventings on their Signal vs. Noise blog, citing 100,000 daily visitors, and in a book about building software, Getting Real. Their themes–don’t risk it all, stay small, charge for value, free is stupid–fly in the face of the conventional image that web success comes from big startups that attract massive amounts of free users and then massive buyouts–yet they’re right in line with a time-honored business practice: making a profit.”The answer,” Fried says, “is to be fair on prices, deliver great services that your competitor can’t and simply outlast free.” Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Creating iPhone Apps on the Cheap

first_img Apple’s App Store surpassed the 100,000 iPhone and iPod touch application milestone in late 2009. Branded applications are one of many catalysts behind the virtual storefront’s growth, as more and more companies turn to the mobile channel as a digital marketing tool. But for businesses with neither the software engineering expertise to design their own applications nor the financial flexibility to outsource projects to professional developers (who typically charge between $2,000 and $20,000 per app build), the App Store has effectively remained closed for business.No longer–an influx of startups is enabling clients to create their own iPhone apps on the cheap, with no programming skills necessary. Here are three clever, cost-effective approaches to getting your business on smartphones.AppBreederAppBreeder, an online DIY app creation platform, offers users App-Kits–i.e., flexible collections of settings, behaviors and gadgets customized across different verticals, including AppBiz, AppRealty, AppRestaurant and AppLegal. All application elements can be managed and personalized via AppBreeder’s virtual AppBuilder tool set, and all software components can integrate with iPhone capabilities, including GPS, accelerometer and multimedia. AppBreeder pricing fluctuates according to whether the app is ad-supported (free), whether it’s web-based ($9.95 to $14.95 per month), or whether it’s native ($29.95 to $49.95 per month). Apps also can extend to Android and BlackBerry smartphones.SwebAppsDesigned expressly for small businesses, Sweb Apps enables customers to build and manage iPhone applications in six easy steps. Prefab templates lay the groundwork, but users can personalize each app with customized buttons and background images as well as tools including App Tracker (to evaluate the application’s daily use) and Client Sign Up (to capture customer contact information). All apps are installed on the iPhone operating system and run natively. Pricing ranges from $200 to $400, depending on the number of bells and whistles, with a one-time setup fee of $50 per button. Sweb Apps also applies a $25 monthly hosting fee to each application.MyAppBuilderTargeting small publishers, record labels and other creative media firms as well as bloggers and Twitter subscribers, MyAppBuilder promises to translate virtually any content into an iPhone-optimized application. Users submit their “App Blueprint” (text, image files and the like) to the Control Panel. After the company’s publishing platform works its magic, the completed app is sent back to the client for review, and assuming it’s accepted, MyAppBuilder uploads the software to the App Store for Apple’s approval. In addition to a $29 monthly subscription price, MyAppBuilder charges a $20 processing fee to whip your content into App Store-ready shape. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Register Now » January 15, 2010 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the February 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more