YouTube Music Rolling Out Quick Picks Carousel on Homepage, Generates Radio Playlist of Similar Songs: Report

first_imgThe feature was initially spotted by a Reddit user two months ago and it now appears to be rolling out to more users. Quick Picks reportedly has five pages of four songs each that you can keep swiping music reddit davidcastle youtube_music_reddit_davidcastleThe new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each pagePhoto Credit: Reddit/ _DavidCastle_ – Advertisement – – Advertisement – YouTube Music is rolling out a new Quick Picks section on its homepage, multiple Reddit users have posted. The new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each page. On selecting a song, a radio playlist of similar songs will be generated. YouTube Music already has a Start Radio option that plays a number of songs similar to the one you are listening to, but the Quick Picks section seems to be an even more efficient, prominent way of introducing users to more music of their taste.Reddit users posted about spotting the new Quick Picks section on YouTube Music. The suggested songs, according to the post, are sometimes songs they have already heard several times but not liked. Quick Picks is positioned prominently in the Homepage, below Your Favourites and Mixed For You.- Advertisement –center_img A report by 9to5Google confirmed that the feature has begun rolling out to Android and iOS users, as well as YouTube Music on the Web.With Google Play Music shutting down and Google encouraging users to shift to YouTube Music, the latter has introduced several new features to make the music streaming service more efficient. Last week, YouTube Music added an activity bar that lets users customise the homepage by giving them easy access to music for featured activities like workout and focus. It also introduced seven personalised My Mix playlists for users on the Home page, featuring diverse artists and different moods.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

In the blast zone

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China A-shares added to MSCI indices for first time

first_imgMSCI also outlined plans to include more A-shares in the future, including mid-cap stocks. This expansion would require further reforms to open up China’s equity market to foreign investors, such as the removal of trading limits and a “significant” reduction in share suspensions, Melas said.The addition of A-shares to global benchmarks was widely anticipated following the Stock Connect project, which opened up access to and improved communications between domestic Chinese exchanges. Investors responding to MSCI’s consultation said this had proven to be a more flexible path to access domestic equities than via Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) and Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) licensing regimes.Yannan Chenye, head of China equities research at Harvest Global Investments, said: “Inclusion in the MSCI index family is a strong signal of greater market openness, and it will undoubtedly help the A-Share market to attract broader attention and participation of international investors. This sharp increase in international market participants will substantially change fundamental features of the market.”Although the initial impact of the additions would be “slight”, Chenye said a “more balanced investor structure with a higher proportion of institutional investors (both domestic and overseas) will likely result in a change of investment style” in the domestic markets.In commentary issued this morning, specialist emerging markets manager East Capital urged investors to “speed up the development of their research capabilities and infrastructure operations” if they plan to properly access this market.“It will take a few years but at the end of the process, China A-shares might represent as much as 20% of the MSCI Emerging Markets index,” East Capital said.Gary Greenberg, head of emerging markets at Hermes Investment Management, was more cautious, as many of the firms due to enter MSCI indices next year had not fully grasped the requirements of being a listed company.“We continue to encounter managements of large A-share companies who have yet to appoint an investor relations officer and who see no reason for senior management to meet shareholders,” HE said. “The ability to communicate with foreign investors, even in companies with worldwide operations, tends to be less than world class. For businesses with top line revenues that can top $15bn, this should have been fixed by now.”Investors can already access Chinese domestic companies via listings on exchanges in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, and the UK.In addition to the China A-shares decision, MSCI announced that it would consult on adding Saudi Arabia to its emerging markets universe next year.The index provider delayed decisions on the future classification of Argentina and Nigeria. Argentina, it said, would not be upgraded to emerging market status as investors had warned market reforms “needed to remain in place for a longer time period to be deemed irreversible”.For Nigeria, MSCI said it would postpone until November a ruling on whether the country should be cut from its frontier markets index to allow investors to assess a new trading window introduced by the country’s central bank. An estimated $17bn (€15.3bn) could flow into China’s domestic market as a result of MSCI’s decision to include A-shares in two of its leading index series for the first time.The index provider has approved 222 large-cap stocks listed on China’s Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges for inclusion in its emerging markets and all-countries indices, effective from next year.It follows an “extensive consultation” with asset owners and asset managers, both passive and active, said Sebastien Lieblich, global head of index management research at MSCI.The new stocks will make up roughly 0.73% of the MSCI Emerging Markets index and will be added in two tranches in May and August 2018. Dimitris Melas, managing director and global head of equity research at MSCI, estimated that this could trigger inflows of roughly $17bn based on the volume of passive assets tracking this benchmark.last_img read more

The house that takes nature seriously and life in its stride

first_imgThis resort-style property in Bunya will be auctioned on October 13.THE fireflies have been hiding under the bark of trees all winter, but a feast of light is coming and whoever buys 8 Ernest Court, Bunya will have the light show in their backyard – along with a few other creature comforts. The 6100sq m property is shaped like a kite with a two street frontage tapering off into bushland and like a kite it works with nature to show off its best features. Spaces are designed to maximise their exposure to the outdoors.“Then we put in an outdoor theatre, an 8×8 hut out the back with TV. We put in a sauna, a big veggie patch, chook yard.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< But the old tyre swing has been just as well-used and points to an integrity behind the high end amenities.In 13 years, Sean and Vanessa Ryan have worked to make their resort-style property a home first. Relax around the fireplace while the pizza oven warms up outside. Living areas and work stations all benefit from large open-plan spaces.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There was a log cabin with an extension,’’ Mr Ryan said of the 2005 house. “We knocked down the log cabin and we replicated the extension the other way to create the kids zone. The front view of 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.“We’re all nature lovers,’’ Mr Ryan said.“We’ve always lived on acreage, we moved from Townsville to Brisbane. We don’t like the hustle and bustle. This house is down to earth, it’s not pretentious. We have an indoor outdoor lifestyle.”With five children now grown up and only one living at home, the time has come to move on, but Mr Ryan is confident next month’s auction will attract another down to earth family. “A young family that loves nature (would suit a house like this). There’s possums, kookaburras that we hand feed, fireflies out the back and two trees that have koalas in them.” The view from the Balinese-style hut at 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.A tennis court, outdoor projector, pool, spa, pizza oven, and Balinese-style hut all reach out for attention.last_img read more

Cannabis use leads to early death

first_imgNZ Herald 26 April 2016Family First Comment: Significant study. “The study also discovered that the risk of death from an accident or suicide was directly proportionate to the amount of marijuana used by the men as teens.”A new study has revealed heavy marijuana use during teenage years can lead to early death.Analyzing more than 45, 000 men, scientists followed a group who underwent military training in Sweden between 1969 and 1970.They were tracked on the National Cause of Death Register until 2011, by which time around 4,000 of the men in the group had died.Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the research found that men who used marijuana heavily in their late teens were 40 per cent more likely to die by the age of 60.Heavy use was defined as teens who used marijuana more than 50 times.The study also discovered that the risk of death from an accident or suicide was directly proportionate to the amount of marijuana used by the men as teens.According to addiction expert Scott Krakower, cannabis users in general have poorer health.Speaking to CBS News, Krakower said: “‘Marijuana users generally may have poorer diets and they might be tobacco smokers. There’s an increased linkage between weed and tobacco.”Member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry, Dr Kevin Hill, told CBS: “One of the key messages from a study like this comes down to two words: dose matters.”Heavy use at a young age is linked to cognitive issues and poor psychological health, said Hill.He referenced a 2012 study which revealed early, regular marijuana use, as described in this new study, led to an “eight-point decline in IQ over time” and a higher chance of developing a psychotic disorder.READ MORE: read more

Speech Thank Yous

first_imgI was watching an old rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond.  In this episode Ray was given an honorary degree from his Alma Mater.  In his acceptance speech he forgot to thank his wife.  This gave me an idea for today’s Huddle Up.Most coaches have to give an acceptance speech some time in their career.   On Coaches Corner after the season ends, the coach will usually thank the people who have helped during that season.  Who do you thank?  How long should the list be?  How do you keep from forgetting somebody?I have no sure fire suggestions on who should or should not be thanked.  One thing is for certain, you don’t forget your wife!!last_img read more

Luinenburg gets 100th Hobby Stock win at Arlington’s season championship night

first_imgJustin Luinenburg won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock career when Arlington Raceway honored the late Scott Schoknecht on season championship night. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)READING, Minn. – Justin Luinenburg would have liked to have gotten his career 100th IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win before his final race of the season, but he’s happy things worked out the way they did.Luinenburg collected the landmark checkers Saturday at Arlington Raceway, when the Sept. 23 season championship program doubled as a night to honor the late Scott Schoknecht.“It was nice to get my 100th win on that night,” said Luinenburg, from Reading, Minn. “I knew Scotty pretty good so it was special to win at his memorial race.”The victory was Luinenburg’s 23rd of the season and 71st in the last three years. He’d also won 23 times during his 2015 national championship campaign and followed up with a career-best 25 wins in 2016.“Winning 100 features and winning a national championship are neat accomplishments. Very few drivers have done them both,” Luinenburg said. “The national title is pretty great because it’s neat to be the top dog, but you have to have a heck of a season to be able to do it.”“Winning 100 features was never a goal and I was surprised the first time someone from IMCA called and told me I was getting close,” he continued. “I thought if we could get to 100 wins it would be a good season but you have to keep doing the work at the shop, you’ve had to have a great crew and you have to have some luck at the track.”Luinenburg is the eighth Hobby Stock driver to reach the 100-win mark and the first to do so this season.“The competition is getting tougher. No matter where you go, there are fast cars,” said Luinen­burg. “It’s not easy to win when you’re racing against guys like Cory Probst (a 20-time winner this season and runner-up Saturday at Arlington.) I’m fortunate to have had the success I’ve had in this division.He also enjoyed some success at Boone Speedway earlier this month, qualifying for the first time for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event.“It was good to qualify on the first night,” said Luinenburg, who advanced 14 positions to finish ninth. “I would liked to have started a little further toward the front but it was neat to make the race. We were happy with the way the race turned out.”last_img read more

O’Neill focused on qualifiers

first_img Press Association A team featuring 11 changes to the one which lost 1-0 in Scotland on Friday night beat the United States 4-1 in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium to end the calendar year on a positive note. However, despite seeing Hull midfielder Robbie Brady turn in a fine display from left-back and debutants David McGoldrick and Cyrus Christie shine, O’Neill remained very much focused on March’s clash with Group D leaders Poland in Dublin and the return against Scotland in June. He said: “The qualifying games are the most important and everything else is a build-up to them, even including tonight. “We scored four goals tonight and it was nice, and it was nice to regain momentum from Friday night. But the most important fixtures, again, are the matches that we have in 2015, so those are important for us. “We have seven points on the board. It was disappointing not to have got something from the game on Friday, but it is not fatal. Regardless of the result on Friday, if we had got a point of out the game, we would have still been looking to try to beat Poland and Scotland. “Those next two matches are of vital importance to us.” Ireland got off to a flying start when McGoldrick combined with Anthony Pilkington to allow the Cardiff man to open the scoring with a deft seventh-minute finish, and although Mix Diskerud levelled before the break, Brady restored the home side’s lead within 10 minutes of the restart. The United States, who had hit both the post and the bar during the first half, remained in the game until the latter stages when substitute James McClean’s deflected 82nd-minute shot finally gave the Republic breathing space and set the stage for Brady to seal the win with a fine 87th-minute free-kick. O’Neill, who started Brady at the back in the absence of Stephen Ward, said: “He has things to improve on as a defender, he knows that himself, but he is an excellent footballer, a really excellent player. He’s got great attitude to it as well, and I was really delighted for him. “Do you know, he was in such confident mood, I felt that he would score from the free-kick. They are easy words now, but I thought he would score from that, but for the second goal for him to be following up and to be on the edge of the penalty area and to score from the left-back position, it was great.” United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann was happy with elements of what he saw from his much-changed team, but admitted errors had cost them dearly. He said: “Always at 1-0 and then getting back into the game and equalising it, you hope to get the lead, even before half-time – there were enough chances there and also right after half-time, we could have scored that second goal. “They scored then the second and third goals.Individual mistakes cost you at this level, you can’t allow those type of mistakes defensively, you are not getting away with it, and that punished us. “Then obviously, you want your younger players coming in and getting some minutes on that level and in that atmosphere and getting experience, and there’s always a risk that you might [concede] another one, which happened through a beautiful free-kick, no doubt about it. “But we saw a lot of things, some good stuff, some not so good stuff and we will address that, obviously, with the guys. “We have finished off a long year, 2014, which overall was a positive year. “We are building and when you build a new cycle and you introduce new fresh players into the group, then there will be some growing pains along the way. That’s just normal.” Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill immediately turned his attention to next year’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after seeing his under-studies deliver their lines to perfection. last_img read more

Four DEFY Gymnasts Place First All-around

first_imgOLD TOWN — Four young gymnasts were judged best all-around in their divisions and eight others on the Down East Family YMCA girls’ team won first place awards in competition on Sunday.In all, 30 DEFY gymnasts took to the mat in Levels 4 through 8 in their first meet of the season.For six of the youngsters, who train at Springers’ Gymnastics Center in Ellsworth, it was their iirst meet ever.“We see the kids get really nervous right before the first meet,” said coach Doug Springer, “but we always try to remind them that we want them to do three things: try their hardest, show a little improvement and have fun.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSeveral of the gymnasts reached their qualifying scores to compete in the Northeast Regional YMCA Championships in mid-May at Waterville.The scores are different for the levels, said Springer, and gymnasts must attain qualifying scores at least twice to be eligible.Qualifying so far are Katherine McKee and Olivia Robidoux at Level 4 and Hailey McCabe at Level 5.Named first place all-around gymnasts on Sunday were Paige Sawyer, Tess Williamson, Mary Lou Ross and Robin Nicholson.Competing in ages 6-7 at Level 4, Paige was first on bars, beam and floor and second on vault.Also at Level 4 for age 9, Tess was first on beam and second on vault bars and floor.In the Prep Optional division, Mary Lou was first on vault, beam and floor and second on bars at the intermediate level, and Robin was first on bars, beam and floor and second on vault at the advanced junior level.Four DEFY gymnasts also placed first in at least one event and second as all-around gymnasts.Level 4, age 9: Chloe Politte was first on bars, third on vault, fourth on beam and floor.Prep Optional intermediate: Kassidy Robidoux was first on bars and second on vault, beam and floor.Prep Optional advanced senior: Alicia Allen was first on vault and second on bars, beam and floor.Level 7, ages 14-16: Taylor Wardwell was first on floor and second on vault, bars and beam.Other gymnasts who placed first in at least one event were:Level 4, age 9: Maddie Nida on floor. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Level 8, ages 14-16: Ellie Mason, first on vault. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Level 5, age 11: Madison Thornton on beam. admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Level 5, ages 12-13: Taylor Wright on vault. Latest Posts Bio For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Level 5, age 10: Hanna Chamberlain on floor.last_img read more

Program series teaches students about mental health

first_imgAlexandra Ting | Daily TrojanA series of fortunate events · Students work out the “mind-body connection” at a Mental Health Awareness Month event on Oct. 3.A series of events this month will focus on making students more aware of how prevalent mental illnesses are on college campuses and providing guidance to students in need of mental health support.Mental Health Awareness Month, hosted by the USC Academic Culture Assembly throughout the month of October, started last year and has returned in 2016 after generating positive feedback from the student body. “The theme for this year is self-care and community care, because we are trying to advocate our students to take care of themselves and to take care of the community as well,” said Luis Vidalon-Suzuki, executive director of the Academic Culture Assembly.Vidalon-Suzuki said that Mental Health Awareness Month intends to spark conversations among students through a series of seminars and student workshops. The Academic Culture Assembly  plans to host a mental health resource fair on Halloween, and has created a mental health resource guide for students to utilize when considering the issue on campus.“Before this, there was not a centralized location where students could go to for mental health resources,” Vidalon-Suzuki said. “This guide informs students who are in need of help. We [also] passed a resolution through the USG Senate to require those mental health resources to be on all course syllabi.”While the Academic Culture Assembly is the main host of the program, it is collaborating with other organizations and assemblies to provide more diverse events to students. For example, the Asian Pacific American Student Services and International Student Assembly are teaming up to provide a workshop in which students can make their own personal stress balls. Furthermore, the Health Sciences Education Program is hosting an event, “Slam Down the Stigmas,” in which students do slam poetry regarding mental health issues and the stigma surrounding them.“We find that students have a very high rate of depression and other forms of mental health illnesses,” Vidalon-Suzuki said. “The fact that we don’t talk about them or the resources are underfunded is a problem. We want to tackle these issues with different perspectives, which is why we collaborated with other assemblies and program boards.”Vidalon-Suzuki said he hoped that by bringing these taboo subjects into a public forum for discussion, students would actively be involved in conversations about how to combat mental illnesses. To start off these conversations, the Academic Culture Assembly invited acclaimed poet Rupi Kaur to campus for a live reading and book signing on Sept. 29. Kaur’s poetry tackles difficult topics including destruction and healing, and her empowering message parallels the lessons that the Academic Culture Assembly hopes to teach students this month. Students, however, expressed both positive responses and concerns. Alex Luu, a junior majoring in animation and digital arts, said that he agreed with the concept of the programming series but did not think Rupi Kaur was a good choice as a program opener. “Kaur did bring light to some issues that aren’t normally talked about,” Luu said. “However, I feel her poetry … fails to address the ‘bigger picture,’ the ‘why’ she is doing her work.”Nash Iyer, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, said that he liked the more creative format of the programs offered this month, and hoped that other students would take something away from these events that they can use in their everyday lives. “This program is a good step in the right direction, because a lot of times words that describe mental illnesses are used as derogatory terms to mean bad or stupid,” Iyer said. “But we definitely need more ways to spread awareness, because most people aren’t super motivated to come to talks.”last_img read more