Norfolk Southern posts betterthanexpected results in 4Q

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. reported better-than-expected results in its fiscal fourth quarter.The Norfolk, Virginia-based company said Thursday it earned $702 million, or $2.57 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.30 per share.The railroad posted revenue of $2.9 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.85 billion.Norfolk Southern shares have risen 11 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed slightly more than 5 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $165.94, a climb of 11 per cent in the last 12 months.The Associated Press read more

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Opposition economists business advocates weigh in on budget

by News Staff Posted Oct 27, 2015 6:49 pm MDT Opposition, economists, business advocates weigh in on budget As he tabled his first budget as finance minister, Joe Ceci said the wants and needs heard from Albertans during the provincial election were met in the budget.“Albertans know that lower oil prices mean deficits for the government of Alberta, since we are currently so dependant on oil revenues to pay for public services,” he said. “The citizens of this province want to see a plan to budget within a reasonable amount of time without reckless cutbacks that will only have to be repaired later.”“Albertans are well aware that the recent drop in the price of oil is presenting our province with a serious challenge, Albertans also know that by making better decisions, we can and we will get through our current challenges to better days.”Earlier this week, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean warned that Alberta going too far into debt could affect the province’s credit rating and after the budget came down, he touched on the province borrowing money for daily operations for the first time in 20 years.“When families are hurting and the private sector sheds jobs, a realistic plan to get Albertans back to work and grow the economy should’ve been considered, I’m very disappointed that the NDP government is not looking at any opportunity to do that whatsoever,” he told 660 NEWS. “It’s going to be more expensive to borrow money for all the agencies to borrow, whether it be the Alberta government or those agencies that work them.”PC MLA for Calgary-Greenview Manmeet Bhullar said the government is unwilling to make a tough decision, also noting the NDP borrowing money to pay for daily expenses.“That is a very, very scary proposition,” he said. “Albertans really need to look and say listen, who in their right mind, when they don’t have enough money to pay for their every day expenses and their household, goes out and pays more money? That’s exactly what this government is doing.”Liberal Leader David Swann said there’s progress in addressing the infrastructure deficits.“I’m glad to see that we’re investing and putting in place the cancer centre in Calgary, the ring road, some of the hospitals in Edmonton that have desperately needed refurbishment,” he said. “I’d like to see a repayment plan, a debt repayment plan that would address some of the long-term needs of Albertans.”Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said it’s not realistic to think the NDP will be able to balance the budget by 2019-2020.“I’m worried that we’re going to get ourselves into a debt-spiral we can’t get out of,” he said. “We need to create an innovative public service.”Amber Ruddy with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is also concerned about the new debt.“If they’re not raising taxes to the same level that the PCs were going to and yet, they are borrowing at an unprecedented rate, that means taxes on tomorrow’s generation and that’s simply unacceptable,” she said.Calgary Chamber of Commerce Director of Policy Justin Smith said there’s positives and negatives.“Overall I think the budget takes a step in the right direction in terms of restoring fiscal balance and overall economic stability,” he said. “I think it does miss the mark a little bit in terms of support it gives the business community and we’ll be working with the government to try and shore up some of those provisions.”Chief Economist with Dominion Lending Centres Sherry Cooper said the budget is a compromise between stimulus and austerity and it was the right approach.“If it were strictly austerity, it would only mean further slow down in economic activity and if the stimulus was much bigger, it would jeopardize returning to a balanced budget anytime in the next five years,” she said. “The real fact is no one really knows what level oil prices will be.”As for borrowing, Cooper said it’s necessary.“They have no choice is the fact of the matter, Alberta hasn’t needed to borrow money for a very long time, Alberta has a triple-A credit rating and of course the lowest tax structure in the country and still does have the lowest tax regime in the country.”“The good news is that interest rates remain incredibly low and Alberta will have no problem financing this debt.”Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said in a statement that while he is disappointed the issue of affordable housing wasn’t really addressed, he’s pleased about the commitment to infrastructure spending.“We will continue to work closely with the province to finalize this important work,” he said. “Furthermore, we are intrigued by the language in the budget around regional planning and cooperation.”Jonathan Teghtmeyer with the Alberta Teachers Association also said there’s good and bad.“We’re seeing that enrolment growth is being funded, we’re seeing there’s going to be an inflationary increase for the first time in three years and there’s some good measures in the years ahead,” he said. “Unfortunately at the same time, it’s not going to address some pretty significant systemic issues that haunts the budget.”Executive Director for Friends with Medicare Sandra Azocar said she’s pleased that in a difficult time the government is moving forward with health care.“They were able to achieve quite a few of the very important platforms that certainly Albertans were looking forward to having on the budget,” she said. “Something that we did notice was the fact that the funding for primary care networks was reduced significantly and we would love to follow up a little bit more on how this government is going to be proceeding with primary care.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Snapshot Robbie Keane helped out his old club Crumlin United yesterday

first_imgROBBIE KEANE WAS back where it all began yesterday.A long career has seen Ireland’s record goalscorer ply his trade in England, Scotland, Italy and the USA.But it was Crumlin United where he started off and he returned yesterday to perform the official opening of the Dublin club’s new astro-turf pitch at Pearse Park. Pic: @crumlinunitedInterview: Robbie Keane talks Ireland, coaching and the Ballon d’OrRobbie Keane scores a brilliant volley as LA Galaxy win 3-0last_img

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Adrian Flavin Noone deserves to have their head sliced open by a

first_imgTHERE WAS A lot of talk this week, following the Ian Evans and Nathan White stamps, about players getting what they deserve and I couldn’t hold my tongue on it any longer.Both incidents were red cards. The referee did not deem White’s a red card but that it needed sanctioning. He got a three week ban after his stamp on Brad Barritt and I don’t think there was any complaints.My gripe was that a lot of current and ex pros coming out on Twitter with some reckless opinions. The attitude was that if a player was lying offside, slowing down play or dragging down mauls then they get what they deserve. I’m sure the players that received the stamps — Barritt and Leinster’s Mike McCarthy — would have expected some rakes to the body and legs but the head is sacrosanct. You don’t go near it.What annoyed me was that plenty of players were excusing Evans’ actions. Players [you can see who by clicking here] were saying that because McCarthy was pulling down a maul that he deserved to get his head sliced open and leave the game after 20 minutes. I don’t know Ian Evans; I played against him but never spoke to him. I’m sure that he didn’t mean to stamp on McCarthy’s head and I’m also sure that if he had known the damage it was cause he would not have been so careless.Evans’ stamp on McCarthy.You can’t underestimate the impact those comments would have on people watching them game and who follow their accounts. The last thing we want to see is a young player going out and replicating those stamping actions on a Sunday morning.The boundaries when it comes to the ruck are often cloudy but there has to be a clear backwards motion as you are trying to move someone out. There is a simple judgement though — the head is a red. It is an area of the game that needs clearing up.If a guy is lying on the wrong side of a ruck and they get stamped on their body, it is part and parcel of the game. Some players revel in that and wear their injuries like a glorified scar. I remember Jonathan Davies of Bath used to take pride in throwing his body in there. You can be assured, however, that if full rucking was allowed today there is not a hope in hell that most players would end up in there as they’d get a shoeing. INPHO/James CrombieAnother part of the game that is bordering on embarrassing — and we saw it during the Saracens v Connacht game last week — is the pushing, shoving and jersey grabbing that is going on. You simply can’t throw a punch anymore so we are left with this form of ballroom dancing and a game of who can hold onto a jersey the longest.You can’t fight now so just get on with it. I was watching the game last week thinking ‘What the hell are you doing?’ It has gotten to a ridiculous level and the Connacht game was held up for two minutes by guys pushing each other. Of course, during fracas like that, there are always one or two players that get involved that would run a mile if anything really kicked off.If you want to level up the score, hit him hard with the next tackle. Hit him hard at the ruck. Don’t stand there for 30 seconds saying ‘Go on’.Cracking backlineI played twice for the Wolfhounds — against England and Scotland — but neither had a favourable ending. It was a good step-up from the provincial level and gives international experience to the younger lads. Ireland will want to win this evening, without a question. You don’t put on your country’s jersey and not want to win.The Wolfhounds have a cracking backline — Jones, McFadden, Henshaw, Cave, Gilroy, Madigan and Boss — that just screams ‘tempo’. They will be eager to play with the ball-in-hand and have a crack. The pack is full of ball carriers too and I’m looking for Dave Kilcoyne, Martin Moore and Robin Copeland to make an impact. There are always four or five [or more] injuries in every Six Nations so these lads could put themselves in the mix with a good game at Kingsholm.@adrianflavin played 159 times for Connacht between 2006 and 2013 and earned two Ireland Wolfhounds caps.Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >12-week ban for McCarthy stamp rules Ian Evans out of Six NationsVIDEO: Nathan White was a lucky Kiwi to avoid red for this stamplast_img read more

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Dark energy physicists nab Nobel Prize for Physics

first_imgNo, not that kind of dark energy.Dark energy is a mysterious phenomenon in the study of the physical universe. Its theoretical existence has been bandied about for years, with little understanding of what it actually is. But three astronomers who made the study of dark matter their lives’ missions have helped to shed some light on the mysterious darkness. As a result, they have snagged the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics.Dark energy refers to a curious phenomenon. Scientists know that the universe is expanding. That has been well-documented for years. But the part that left many scratching their heads was that this expansion is actually picking up in pace. The idea is that something must be making it do that. While it still isn’t known exactly what the force is that causes this acceleration, dark energy is the term that scientists use to describe it.Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam Riess, all astronomers, have spent years collecting data, attempting to document and understand the concept of dark energy. They were the first astronomers to observe the increasing expansion of the universe over 20 years ago, when the light from distant supernova were weaker than expected.After coming to the conclusion that this meant the universe was expanding faster, they took it upon themselves to largely carry the torch in the continued study of dark energy since then. It is now thought that dark energy makes up about 75% of the universe. 21% is supposed to be dark matter, with the rest being ordinary matter.In presenting the Nobel Prize to the group, the Academy stated that their work has “helped to unveil a universe that to a large extent is unknown to science. And everything is possible again.”Shaking us out of our collective delusion that we understand everything there is to understand about the universe? I’d say that’s worth a Nobel Prize, for sure.via Physics World and Discover Magazinelast_img read more

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Sixth month drop in Fuel Factor Rate means lower power bills

first_img FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – The fuel factor rate has dropped again this month; FortisTCI reporting that it is the sixth consecutive month that the rate has shown a decrease. CEO Eddinton Powell agrees that, “the lower fuel factor, as a result of what is happening in the world market, is good for our customers who are seeing much-needed relief on their electricity bills.” A week after the nation learned from the Cabinet that Energy & Utilities Commissioner, Malike Cummings has completed his review of fuel costs in the country, Powell explains that “FortisTCI will continue to explore infrastructure development that would streamline and simplify our fuel supply chain which would reduce, on a long term basis, the cost of electricity to our customers.” During the opening of the Salt Cay power plant, Powell announced that FortisTCI had signed a contract to investigate the viability of its own fuel offloading rig. Related Items:drop, eddinton powell, fortis tci, fuel factor, power bill TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieveslast_img read more

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Proposed oil terminal focus of forum

first_imgVancouver’s East Old Evergreen Highway Neighborhood Association, with residents living near BNSF Railway tracks, wants information about a proposal to build the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver. To that end, the association will convene a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver.The forum will include brief presentations by proponents and opponents of a plan by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build a transfer facility capable of handling as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day, which would be hauled to the port on BNSF tracks from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. The project is estimated to cost between $150 million and $190 million.But the port, which approved a lucrative lease deal with Tesoro-Savage in October, says it won’t attend. Its reason is prompting criticism from neighborhood association leaders.Those expected to participate in Wednesday’s forum include: representatives of Tesoro and Savage, BNSF, Columbia Waterfront LLC, Columbia Riverkeeper, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4, Vancouver Fire Department and the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency.In addition to brief presentations, the forum will feature a formal question-and-answer period and, later, an opportunity for audience members to meet and speak directly with presenters.last_img read more

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Inside Asian Gaming and Alphaslot join forces for Financial Technology Asia Forum

first_img RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner The morning session will be chaired by IAG CEO Andrew W Scott, and the afternoon session will be chaired by VP of International Business for iClick Interactive Asia Kelly Leung.Alphaslot’s CEO Raymond Chan, Chief Marketing Officer Wayne Hu and Chief Operating Officer Albert Yu will be among those presenting and moderating throughout the day, alongside a variety of industry experts. Inside Asian Gaming has announced its involvement in the Financial Technology Asia Forum at G2E Asia 2019, in partnership with forum curator Alphaslot.The Financial Technology Asia Forum will bring together international industry leaders to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities for FinTech in the gaming-entertainment industry. The forum will also examine blockchain technology from the casino operator and supplier’s perspective, including academic implementation, potential use case studies and implications for responsible gaming. Inside Asian Gaming named Lead Media Partner of G2E Asia @ the Philippines Load More 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macaulast_img read more

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IBM sacks 300 employees from services dept may hire talent in automation

first_imgAn employee speaks on a mobile phone as she eats her lunch at the cafeteria in the Infosys campus in the southern Indian city of Bangalore September 23, 2014.Reuters fileTech giant IBM recently laid off 300 employees from its software services division to make room for people with upgraded skills in automation, machine learning and cloud computing. The development comes days after US-based Cognizant cut off at least 200 mid-senior level positions from its India offices creating ripples in the IT industry. IBM has taken the decision “to reinvent itself” and meet the changing needs of customers.”This in accordance with IBM’s strategy to re-invent itself to better meet the changing requirements of our business and to pioneer new high-value services. IBM “remains committed to being an essential part of its (India’s) growth,” the company’s official statement said, according to Economic Times.The entire IT industry is currently doing away with the traditional software roles and undertaking training employees or hiring fresh talent which has upgraded skillset on emerging technologies. IBM said that it took the decision after a reassessment of the current workforce and an increasing demand of adding workforce to the cloud, artificial intelligence and other evolving areas. It added that several employees are even being re-trained to be able to meet the new challenges.Notwithstanding the claims made by multinational as well as India-based IT firms of increased hirings, a report by the McKinsey & Company suggested that nearly half of the workforce in the IT industry will become irrelevant in next two years. This poses a serious challenging to India’s IT industry which employs nearly 3.9 million people.The fact remains that new technologies will also add 14 lakh new jobs to India alone by 2027 but for that, the firms would have to retrain its existent workforce to cater to the demands of their clients.  ReutersEven as the IT firms have been reluctant to state that automation is slowly replacing the human workforce in the sector, the companies are looking for a replacement of basic jobs such as in services sector that no longer addresses their needs. The retraining of a majority of the existent employees could be an extensive exercise which is not preferred by the tech giants in India or elsewhere.last_img read more

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Suspension of VAT to reduce revenue collection by Tk 200b PM

first_imgWhile placing his budget in Parliament on June 1, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed imposing the flat 15 percent VAT rate, which drew a widespread criticism from both the ruling and opposition parties in the House. Mentioning that the country is marching forward, she said it will continue its journey towards prosperity. Later, the Prime Minister, during her speech on the proposed budget, requested the Finance Minister to suspend the law for a few years. Prime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the suspension of the uniform 15 per cent VAT will bring down the revenue collection by Tk 200 billion in the current fiscal year, reports UNB.”The postponement of the VAT law will result in the reduction of Tk 200 billion of the targeted revenue as we’ve formulated our budget considering the new rate,” she said.The PM was delivering her winding-up speech in parliament.While formulating the budget, the government calculated everything taking into consideration the new VAT law and the revenue that will come from the mobile companies, Sheikh Hasina said.She, however, said the government will have to do something to recoup with the revenue loss. “We’ve to do something… we’ve to take loan from banks or cut short our development budget,” she said.Apprehending that there might be devastating flood in the country this year, the prime minister said, “For this, we’re importing food grains from abroad and stockpiling those so that if we can face any kind of calamities. The country’s people mustn’t suffer.”She made it clear that the government has taken all the steps for distributing relief materials among the victims of natural calamities. “We’ve taken measures for the rehabilitation of the affected people.”Hasina said each and every official concerned has been assigned, and everyone knows his/her duty. “Everyone is performing their duties sincerely.”She also said the leaders and workers of Awami League are doing their respective jobs.Reiterating her government’s ‘zero-tolerance’ stance on militancy and terrorism, the PM said there will be no place of militancy in Bangladesh.She said the main aim of the government is to contain corruption, curb terrorism and ensure people’s peace and security. Hasina hoped that the poverty rate will be reduced following the implementation of the new budget. “Our aim is to make the country a middle-income one by 2021 and a developed one by 2041. We believe that we can do that.” Later, Muhith kept the law on hold for the next two years.last_img read more

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Play Command and Conquer in your browser multiplayer included

first_imgBack in the deep dark days of 1995, computer gaming was very different from what we know today. It was slower, blockier, and everything was a pain to install. Still, many gamers of the era have fond memories of the original Command and Conquer, later renamed Tiberian Dawn. This real-time strategy game pitted the Brotherhood of Nod against the GDI in all-out war. Now you can play this classic PC title entirely in your browser. What an age we live in.This implementation of Command and Conquer has been developed entirely in HTML5, so any modern web browser should be compatible. In its current incarnation you can’t play the entire game. You can run through the first few levels of both campaigns, but there is online multiplayer support through node.js.All the assets and audio are lifted directly from the original game, circa 1995. The developer stresses that the port was not created for financial gains, but only as a proof of concept. The game itself is available as a free download from EA , and has been for a few years. Considering this, you might be able to get away with calling the HTML5 port fair use.The game itself plays well in most places. Unit movement seems a little clumsy, but this might be a fair representation of the original game. The multiplayer skirmishes are good for a few rounds of fun, but many of the structures and units from the full game are missing at this point. Assuming the developer does not get a cease and desist, more content could be added later.via Aditya Ravi Shankarlast_img read more

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Nature on Canvas

first_imgJohn Muir said that in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. Nayanaa Kanodia seems to have walked this path through her paintings in her last work, The Great Outdoors. Her body of work shows the close bond man has with nature. A union that helps him regains his lost innocence, enjoying a solace that can be derived from the peace and quiet of nature. Although a number of the paintings are set indoors trees, foliage and birds are skilfully integrated.     Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘The conversation I hope to create in my work is a certain truth of life and on a deeper level, a well thought philosophy. I construct fantastic versions of accessible scenes, both rural and urban utopias. Individuals may interpret my paintings in vastly disparate ways and each view will be equally logical and plausible, thought provoking and intriguing,’ concedes the artist.Kanodia’s work is a salient artistic combination of a still life composition with a message. She is a painter of women who are on the cusp of telling their story. The excitement of what is the story going to be. The woman on the bicycle opens up a pastoral picture of married life with a dog that brings a smile to the face. It is an interesting mixture of East and West, the open umbrella accentuating the lure of the woman. Still life compositions of domestic middle class interiors with a collection of flowers are an interesting oddity when put in context of soulful women in saris. It is as if two genres work successfully side by side, a surprise at every turn of the page.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNo wonder that her collection enjoys such popularity. What is so special that so many of her women look as if they are about to tell a story but never start or finish it as ‘heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.’  The imaginative journeys started by her creations can never have an end.         Self taught Nayanaa Kanodia pioneered Naif L’Art in India, a genre till then unseen and unheard of in India in a contemporary context.  In 1998, she was chosen from among artists of all The Commonwealth Countries by The Commonwealth Institute to have a solo show to inaugurate their newly renovated Complex in London.  Looking at the contribution she has made to L’Art Naïve, she was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2001 to demonstrate her painting techniques in this prestigious Museum and also exhibit her paintings. You’ve got to go and see for yourself what this brilliant artist has to offer!Where: Art Alive Gallery, S-221, Panchsheel ParkWhen: 31 July to 20 August Timing:11am to 7 pm (Mon -Sat)last_img read more

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Of art and consciousness

first_imgKey to understanding the reality of life is being ‘conscious’ about truths of yourself and your environment. The same idea is well portrayed by Shanthi Vatsala Prasad in her upcoming solo exhibition Consciousness. In her paintings she brings about three different stages of consciousness. The awareness of body that is possessed by animals, self-consciousness – awareness about oneself and cosmic/universal consciousness, the awareness of Supreme – possessed by enlightened humans and gods.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Through her paintings she tried depicting triangle stages of awakening, dreaming and sleeping popularly known as, the Jagrut, the Swapna, and the Sushupta. She feels one grows to higher states of consciousness by constantly following a mantra, ritual, yoga etc. and ultimately reaches Turiya state, the Cosmic consciousness. Being a nature lover, Shanthi’s paintings are mostly about the Mother Nature from where we all have come, will live and then go back.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShe has blended her thoughts well with spiritualism in her paintings of Radha-krishna representing pure love, Tripura Sundari representing pure bliss, Dakshina Murty representing pure knowledge, Nature representing the selfless sharing and nurturing etc. Shanthi’s vision is to transfer some part of her devotion to others and bring peace to their homes. Prasad belongs to a traditional Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh. Her immense love for nature has given her an edge over her talent in painting. She has been painting since the last 15 years and wants to redefine art as a source of spiritual awakening in human beings.last_img read more

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Rare Vintage Music Typewriter Lets You Type Sheet Music

first_imgSince the early 19th century and with the development of the press industry, bureaucracy and international correspondence, typewriters were introduced to offer a fast and standardized means of writing. For the next hundred years, they would become an irreplaceable tool — so it’s no surprise that one man decided to apply this revolutionary invention in writing music.It was 1936 when Robert H. Keaton, a resident of San Francisco, California and a self-proclaimed inventor, patented the typewriter which instead of letters, printed musical notes.Keaton Music Typewriter, 33 key model. Photo by Jack’s Red Barn CC BY 2.0Keaton patented his invention with the United States Patent Office, describing the product as:“…A machine for typing music intended for use by composers, arrangers, teachers, and students.”Besides its unusual purpose, the apparatus had a strange shape as well. The initial version which was patented in 1936 had 14 keys in a circular arrangement. The paper was placed below the musical typewriter, instead of loaded from above as was typical for its office counterpart.Keaton Musical Typewriter. Photo by Marcin Wichary CC By 2.0According to Keaton, the decision to create a circular keyboard came from the necessity to separate two types of characters. On one side there were the bar lines and ledger lines, while the second and larger keyboard was to imprint notes, rest signs, sharp and flat signs, etc.Thanks to a curved meter-like device on the left side of the typewriter, the Scale Shift Handle, the user could easily control the placement of notes and lines on the page.The Scale Shift Handle was to be moved up or down a notch, adjusting the print 1/24 inch in either direction.Keaton Musical Typewriter. Photo by Marcin Wichary CC By 2.0Furthermore, a long needle called Scale Shift Indicator was installed to pinpoint the exact location that the symbol would to land once pressed.In addition to this, the larger keyboard was designed to move freely along the handle, while the smaller keyboard designed to provide the user with various lines used as a platform for writing musical score, remains fixed.While the prototype version of Keaton’s Music Typewriter had 14 keys, in 1953, he upgraded his patent with a 33 key version.Although very little is known about this particular invention, interest was sparked in 2012, when an inquiry was sent to the Carnegie Hall Archives Department by an unnamed owner of one of Keaton’s typewriters, asking for information regarding the device.In the letter it also is noted that it was purchased in 1962, in a music store located in the Carnegie Hall building, for a price of $255.Keaton Music Typewriter, 33 key model. Photo by MuseScore CC By 2.0Judging by their response, the Carnegie Hall Archives Department staff was surprised by this discovery:“Thanks for your e-mail. I wish I could tell you something authoritative about your Keaton Music Typewriter, but unfortunately, I never knew this product even existed, and the Google links and Antiques Almanac are more informative than I could ever be on the topic.”Photo by Jack’s Red Barn CC BY 2.0So, it appears as though the invention never took off commercially, since it is regarded as abandonware technology, even by experts who we would suppose to be familiar with its history.Keaton Music Typewriter, 1953 Photo by Negar 5980 CC BY SA 3.0The reason behind the market failure of the invention was most probably due to the fact that composers were very keen on writing music by hand.Read another story from us: The Possessions Of An Indian Sultan Expected To Bring Millions At AuctionHowever, it should be recognized as a useful tool for music teachers, students, or anyone else for that matter, who needed a fast solution for writing music.Keaton’s Musical Typewriter constitutes a rarity these days and can reach hefty a price, if it gets to the right customer.last_img read more

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Etcher flash images to SD and USB

first_imgEtcher: flash images to SD and USB by Martin Brinkmann on July 06, 2016 in Software – Last Update: July 06, 2016 – 16 commentsEtcher is a new cross-platform open source program to burn operating system images to SD cards and USB drives safely and securely.My Surface Pro 4 ships without optical drive, and so do quite a few modern laptops and desktop PCs. It seems that optical discs are on their way to a niche existence; but this may come with a couple of issues.For instance, it is no longer possible to burn an ISO image of Linux Mint, Windows, or other operating systems to disc to start the installation process. Since you cannot insert discs anymore, you need to rely on SD cards or USB Flash drives for that.Companies may provide you with tools to copy ISO images to removable drives. You may also use third-party tools like XBOOT or YUMI to burn ISO images to USB Flash drives or SD cards.EtcherEtcher is offered as a beta release for Windows, Linux and Mac devices currently. The download is quite large — 81 Megabyte on Windows — but the functionality that it provides may be worth it.Note: The program attempts to connect to Internet servers regularly. These appear to be maintained by resin.io, the company that created the project. It is unclear why those connections are made. Could be an automatic check for updates.The interface is streamlined for ease of use. The whole process consists of three steps that are outlined in the interface on start.It starts with the selection of an image. The application supports various image formats including iso, img, dsk as well as gz, bzz and xz.Etcher tries to identify the correct drive automatically after you have selected an ISO image. The program jumps to the third and final step — flashing — automatically in that case.You may change the drive, which is useful if more than one removable drive is connected to the PC, or if the automatic identification of the drive failed.Etcher displays progress information in percent, the current write speed, and the estimated time of completion.ValidationThe application validates the copying of data after the copy process to make sure everything copied correctly. This is an important step as it ensures that you won’t run into corruption issues when running the operating system or installing it on a device.The complete process takes a bit longer because of the validation but it is worth it and should not take longer than a couple of minutes tops. You may disable validation in the settings if you don’t require it.Also, you may display the reporting of errors, and that the drive is unmounted when the operating completes successfully.The final page displays whether the operation completed successfully.You find the CRC32 checksum on the page, and get options to flash the same image or a new image.Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 8 votes Software Name EtcherSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page http://www.etcher.io/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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National Theater starts ambitious makeover

first_imgThere’s only one way to renovate a masterpiece: very carefully.Most will agree that Costa Rica’s National Theater is, in fact, a masterpiece. Built from stone, studded with statues, and covered in murals, the building in the heart of San José has astonished visitors since its grand opening in 1897. A massive chandelier hangs in the auditorium. Some rooms are trimmed with gold leaf. Even the top of the lobby was named one of the 10 great ceilings around the world by USA Today.But because of its age, the National Theater also has some weaknesses, and the staff is currently working to upgrade its facilities. This multi-step makeover includes a new stage, motorized rigging, upgraded fire safety measures and improved utilities.The most ambitious addition is a new acoustic shell, which will replace an inadequate shell installed in the 1970s. Many of these improvements will be invisible to visitors, but when the National Symphony Orchestra plays its first concert in the renovated space, fans should notice a significant sonic improvement.“What we’re going to construct is like a big table,” National Theater General Director Adriana Collado-Chaves said during a private tour with The Tico Times. The stage is famous for being slightly tilted, so that audiences can see more of the action. Replacing the stage represents the project’s first phase, which should be completed by the end of March. Work will resume in December.“Right now we don’t have the total amount of money that we need, so we are trying to do some fundraising,” said Collado-Chaves. Indeed, such an ambitious project has to be carried out in shifts, so that the theater can continue to host its diverse body of works. The theater is best known for housing the National Symphony, but the space also hosts plays, operas, dance performances and touring companies from around the world.“It’s step-by-step,” Collado-Chaves said. “[We want] to guarantee that these types of theaters continue [to be] open to the public as theaters, and not just museums.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Independence Day, Broadway revue, and other happenings around Costa Rica Rosi Garita’s astrological paintings decorate the National Theater Guitar Festival, French cinema, and other happenings around Costa Rica Shakespearean ballet, outdoor tango, and other happenings around Costa Ricalast_img read more

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PATA Gold Awards 2018 open for submissions

first_imgPATA Gold Awards 2018 open for submissionsPATA Gold Awards 2018 open for submissionsTourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2018 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2018. The Awards presentation will take place during PATA Travel Mart 2018 on September 14 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia.Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 23rd consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.This year’s awards will also include two new categories: Community Based Tourism (CBT) and Women Empowerment Initiative (WEI).Submissions for Community Based Tourism will be accepted for both CBT supporter or CBT initiative and judging will be based on the benefit of the initiative, impact on local community, awareness of the programme and effectiveness of the programme.The award for Women Empowerment Initiative will be presented to travel and tourism-related organisations or destinations that embrace initiatives that forge positive visibility in women. These include, but are not limited to, initiatives that demonstrate and promote equal opportunities for women; encourage women in leadership or women-led tourism projects; raise awareness about gender parity and contribute to advancing women; celebrate women’s diversity and social, political and economic achievements; provide educational activities for women to better improve their opportunities for working within the tourism industry; establish tourism as a tool for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and facilitate their access to jobs and/or create possibilities for career enhancement in tourism.Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of MGTO, said, “For over two decades, the PATA Gold Awards have devoted efforts to gather and highlight the successful achievements of tourism stakeholders across Asia-Pacific, giving a valuable contribution to promote responsible and sustainable tourism in our region. MGTO is honoured to help facilitate this far-reaching initiative, especially as Macao has just been designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. I encourage organisations and individuals to come forward and share your talent and best experiences, so that together we may continue to build a better future for our tourism industry.”PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are sincerely grateful to MGTO for sponsoring the PATA Gold Awards in 2018 and for their continued commitment to a responsible and sustainable tourism industry. The PATA Grand and Gold Awards provides us with the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward the very best the Asia Pacific travel industry has to offer. The winners of these awards set industry standards for excellence and innovation and serve as examples for others to follow. I encourage all organisations that demonstrate excellence in conception, creativity and fulfillment to submit their applications today.”Winner privileges:Gain a major boost to the organisation’s marketing and public relations profileAttract valuable media coverage in various PATA communications channels including the weekly PATA Voice e-newsletter, press releases and social media channelsEntitled to leverage the prestigious PATA Gold Awards Winner logo on collateral materialsHighlights of the winning entries on display at the PATA Travel Mart for delegates to enjoyFeatured in the winners’ showcase booklet and PATA Gold Awards videoJudged by an international panel of experts, the Gold Awards recognise exceptional achievement in seven broad categories with 30 Gold Awards and four Grand Awards on offer:Marketing Campaign (eight Gold Awards and one Grand Award)Environment (three Gold Awards and one Grand Award)Corporate Social Responsibility (one Gold Award)Heritage & Culture (three Gold Awards and one Grand Award)Education & Training (one Gold Award and one Grand Award)Marketing Media (ten Gold Awards)Travel Journalism (four Gold Awards)PATA Gold Awards details, brochure, and information about past winners are all available at www.PATA.org/goldawards.View video from the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, and pictures from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013Source = Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)last_img read more

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Tang—WireImage Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Land Rover BAR during the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth England on July 24 2016 Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Men’s Final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships between Milos Raonic and Andy Murray at Wimbledon in London on July 10 2016 Karwai Tang—WireImage Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford England on July 8 2016 Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in London on June 27 2016 Karwai Tang—WireImage Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives to present the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner hosted at the Natural History Museum in London on July 6 2016 Matt Dunham—WPA Pool/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends The Commemoration of the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme at The 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13 2016 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge greets guests attending "The Patron’s Lunch" celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday on The Mall in London on June 12 2016 Arthur Edwards—WPA Pool/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge during the Trooping the Colour this year marking the Queen’s 90th birthday at The Mall in London on June 11 2016 Mark Cuthbert—UK Press/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends SportsAid’s 40th anniversary dinner in London on June 9 2016 Eddie Mulholland—WPA Pool/Getty Images Britain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24 2016 John Stillwell—AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge leave after a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday at St Paul’s Cathedral in London June 10 2016 Peter Nicholls—Reuters Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London on May 23 2016 Mark Cuthbert—UK Press/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge patron of the 1851 Trust arrives at Land Rover BAR in Portsmouth England on May 20 2016 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the launch of the Heads Together campaign to eliminate stigma on mental health at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on May 16 2016 Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge departs after undertaking her first engagement as Patron of the Anna Freud Centre by attending a lunch reception supporting the development of a new centre of excellence for children’s mental health at Spencer House in London on May 4 2016 Kirsty Wigglesworth—WPA Pool/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits the "Vogue 100: A Century Of Style" exhibition at National Portrait Gallery in London on May 4 2016 Mark Cuthbert—UK Press/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace in London on May 4 2016 Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge walks in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra India on April 16 2016 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception for British nationals in Bhutan and Bhutanese people with strong links to the UK on April 15 2016 Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge trekking up to Tiger’s Nest during a visit to Thimphu Bhutan on April 15 2016 Mark Large —Pool/Getty Images Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Paro International Airport Paro airport in Thimphu Bhutan on April 14 2016 Robin Nunn—Nunn Syndication/Polaris Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Thimphu’s open-air archery venue in Thimphu Bhutan on April 14 2016 Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Taj Tashi hotel in Thimphu Bhutan to attend a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on April 14 2016 Dominic Lipinski—PA Wire/AP Catherine Duchess of Cambridge looks on ahead of a lunch event with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on April 12 2016 Money Sharma—AFP/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a Garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday in New Delhi India on April 11 2016 Mark Cuthbert—UK Press/Getty Images The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to India Gate in New Dehli India on April 11 2016 Chris Jackson—PA Wire/AP Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge arrive for a Bollywood Inspired Charity Gala at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai India on April 10 2016 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus Childline and Doorstep three non-governmental organizations at Mumbai’s iconic recreation ground the Oval Maidan in Mumbai India on April 10 2016 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a wreath-laying at Taj Hotel scene of Mumbai terror attacks in Mumbai India on April 10 2016 Samir Hussein—Pool/WireImage/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey London on March 14 2016 REX/Shutterstock Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visits the mentoring program of the XLP project in London on March 11 2016 Tim Rooke—REX/Shutterstock Middleton visits three school-based charity projects in Edinburgh Scotland on Feb 24 2016 One being St Catherine’s Primary School in hopes to see some of Scotland’s charity work and to help improve the emotional well-being of pupils parents families and school staff Robin Nunn—Nunn Syndication/Polaris Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at ICAP’s 23rd Annual Charity Day in London on Dec 9 2015 REX/Shutterstock Kate Middleton attends the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on Dec 8 2015 in London Julian Parker—UK Press/Getty Images Kate Middleton attends the 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner in London on Oct 27 2015 Mark Cuthbert—Getty Images Kate Middleton arrives at Islington Town Hall for a children’s charity function in London on Oct 27 2015 SAV—Getty Images Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William the Duke of Cambridge arrive for the World Premiere of "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct 26 2015 Joel Ryan—AP Catherine Duchess of Cambridge takes part in welly wanging with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations during a meeting of the Charities Forum at BAFTA in London on Oct 26 2015 Michael Dunlea—AP Kate Middleton visits the original Royal Research Ship Discovery in Dundee Scotland on Oct 23 2015 Mark Cuthbert—Getty Images Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge welcome the President of the Peoples Republic of China Mr Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan at a GREAT Britain Creative Event at Lancaster House on Oct 21 2015 in London Chris JacksonGetty Images The Duchess of Cambridge as Queen Elizabeth II speaks at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Oct 20 2015 Dominic Lipinski—AP Royal visit to Harrow College Oct 10 2015 Arthur Edwards—The Sun/AP Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a visit to the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust at HMP Send on Sept 25 2015 in Woking United Kingdom Andrew Matthews—WPA Pool/Getty Images Britain’s Kate Duchess of Cambridge during to her visit to the Anna Freud Centre on Sept 17 2015 in London Chris Jackson—AP Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 8 2015 in London Karwai Tang—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge pushes Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her pram as they leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham England on July 5 2015 Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge 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Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9 2015 in London Samir Hussein—WireImage Catherine Duchess of Cambridge leaves The Goring Hotel in Victoria London on March 2 2015 Ben Cawthra—Sipa USA Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the ‘Emma Bridgewater’ pottery factory on Feb 18 2015 in Staffordshire England Oli Scarff—WPA/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits the new home of Ben Ainslie Racing and the 1851 Trust to view an art project by the local community on February 12 2015 in Portsmouth England (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge seen arriving at the Barbly Primary School in West London on Jan 15 2014 TGB/Splash News/Corbis Britain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from well-wishers after attending with other members of the royal family the traditional Christmas Day Church Service at Sandringham in eastern England on Dec 25 2014 Paul Ellis—AFP/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge departs from the Buckingham Palace Pre-Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec 17 2014 James Whatling—Corbis/Splash Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a meeting of the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London on Dec 16 2014 Ben Stansall—AFP/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the St Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Dec 9 2014 ason DeCrow—Reuters Catherine Duchess of Cambridge watches an art performance as they visit The Door/City Kids Foundation on Dec 9 2014 in New York City Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball game on Dec 8 2014 in New York City Michael Dunlea Barcroft—Landov Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem New York on Dec 8 2014 Rpe-Albert Nieboer—Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Carlyle hotel in New York on Dec 7 2014 Chad Rachman—Reuters Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at EACH Hospices Appeal Launch at The Norwich Showground Norfolk Britain on Nov 25 2014 Rex USA Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Award at Kensington Palace in London on Nov 19 2014 aul Hackett—Splash News/Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Royal Variety Performance in London on Nov 13 2014 Zak Hussein—Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge meets young Athletes at a SportsAid workshop at the GSK Human Performance Laboratory in London on Nov 12 2014 Splash News/Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends The Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph London on Nov 9 2014 James Whatling—Splash News/Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit the Valero Pembroke Refinery in Dyfed Wales on Nov 8 2014 James Whatling—Splash News/Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction autumn Gala evening at L’Anima in London on Oct 23 2014 Zak Hussein—Corbis Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London on Oct 21 2014 Arthur Edwards—Reuters Catherine Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a ceremonial welcome for the President of Singapore at Horse Guards Parade in London on Oct 21 2014 Toby Melville—Reuters Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the SECC Hydro for the Gymnastics during the 20th Commonwealth Games on July 28 2014 in Glasgow Scotland Chris Jackson—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2 2014 in London Jan Kruger—Getty Images Perfectly Pink Britain’s Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Blessed Sacrament School in London on July 1 2014 Lefteris Pitarakis—AP Jovial in Jacquard Prince Harry and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Parade on June 14 2014 in London Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Nautical StyleCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the Ben Ainslie Racing America’s Cup Launch Event at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on June 10 2014 in London Max Mumby—Getty Images Straitlaced LookBritain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on June 10 2014 John Stillwell—AFP/Getty Images Fixing a HoleBritain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge plants a tree during a visit to The Treehouse in Ipswich England on March 19 2012 David Crump—AFP/Getty Images Anchors AweighCatherine Duchess of Cambridge wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit visits Bletchley Park where her grandmother was a codebreaker on June 18 2014 in Bletchley England Anwar Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Out of the BlueCatherine Duchess of Cambridge watches as Queen Elizabeth II leads the Knights of the Garter to the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony from the Galilee Porch on June 16 2014 in Windsor England WPA Pool—Getty Images Walking and TalkingPrince George of Cambridge walks holding his mother Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s hand as they watch Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15 2014 in Cirencester England Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Mad HatterPrince William Duke of Cambridge and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge applaud during a remembrance ceremony in Arromanches France on June 6 2014 Remy de la Mauviniere—AP Lady in RedBritain’s Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge meets pupils and community members during a visit to the Strathearn Community Campus at Crieff in Scotland on May 29 2014 Andrew Milligan—Reuters Seeing Green From left: The Duke and Duchess visit the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra April 24 2014 Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Royal Reception From left: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a reception at Government House in Canberra on April 24 2014 Arthur Edwards—The Sun/AP Pretty in Pink The Duchess of Cambridge meets well wishers outside The Northern Sound System in Adelaide Australia on April 23 2014 Arthur Edwards—The Sun/AP Kate and HobbsFrom right: Prince William Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge stand in front of Uluru in the Northern Territory Australia April 22 2014 William West—EPA Tailored TaupePrince William and Catherine arrive at Ayers Rock Airport Yulara Northern Territory Australia April 22 2014 Dean Lewins—EPA Fascinating WomanCatherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at St Andrew’s Cathedral for Easter Sunday Service on April 20 2014 in Sydney Michael Dunlea—Barcroft Media/Landov Straighten Up and Fly RightFlanked by Chief of Air Force Air Marshall Geoff Brown (left) and Commanding Officer of Number 1 Squadron Wing Commander Stephen Chappell (right) Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge makes her way into the cockpit of a RAAF Super Hornet of 1 Squadron at the Royal Australian Airforce Base at Amberley on April 19 2014 in Brisbane Australia William West—Getty Images Lovely in LaceFrom left: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William feed a Quokka during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney on April 18 2014 Anthony Devlin—PA Photos/Landov Riding a Wave in LaceCatherine Duchess of Cambridge meets with young surf lifesavers during a surf lifesaving event on Manly Beach on April 18 2014 in Sydney Eddie Mulholland—Getty Images Perfect PrintPrince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit Echo Point Katoomba in the Blue Mountains Australia April 17 2014 Tim Rooke—Rex/REX USA Sunshine in SydneyFrom left: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Prince George arrive from New Zealand at Sydney airport on April 16 2014 William West—AFP/Getty Images Focus on the PuppiesFrom left: Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge hold police dog puppies at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington New Zealand on April 16 2014 Reuters Batter UpCatherine Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket in Latimer Square Gardens on April 14 2014 in Christchurch New Zealand Ian Jones—Pool/Getty Images Same Dress Different ColorCatherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Cathedral Church at St Paul on April 13 2014 in Dunedin New Zealand Samir Hussein—WireImage Gorgeous in GreenBritain’s Prince William opens an umbrella for himself and his wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during a walkabout in Cambridge New Zealand April 12 2014 Eddie Mulholland—Pool/Reuters Team Kate TriumphsCatherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Westpark Marina on a Sealegs amphibious marine craft at the Whenuapai RNZAF base on April 11 2014 in Auckland Phil Walter—Getty Images The Fern of New ZealandCatherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge pose together at the unveiling a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II painted by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell at a state reception at Government House on April 10 2014 in Wellington New Zealand Samir Hussein—WireImage Under My UmbrellaCatherine Duchess of Cambridge watches Prince William Duke of Cambridge sit in a plane as they attend a WW1 commemorative and Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on April 10 2014 in Blenheim New Zealand Samir Hussein—WireImage Oh BabyCatherine Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as they attend Plunkett’s Parent’s Group on April 9 2014 in Wellington New Zealand during their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand the first official trip overseas with their son Prince George of Cambridge Marty Melville—Pool/Getty Images Precious CargoCatherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Military Terminal on an RNZAF 757 from Sydney on April 7 2014 in Wellington New Zealand Chris Jackson—Getty Images Double Fringe TakeCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the wedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett at the church of St Mary the Virgin Marshfield on March 29 2014 in Chippenham England Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Green With EnvyCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17 2014 in Aldershot England Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Something Borrowed (From the Queen)Britain’s Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Gala 2014 in central London February 11 2014 Olivia Harris—Reuters Heavy Metal NecklaceCatherine the Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5 2013 Suzanne Plunkett—Reuters Blue BloodCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School on February 14 2014 in Ealing England Karwai Tang—WireImage Little Black (Lace) DressCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual SportsAid dinner at Victoria Embankment Gardens on November 28 2013 in London England Mark Cuthbert—UK Press via Getty Images Solemn StyleCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 10 2013 in London England Samir Hussein—WireImage Red-Letter DayBritain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge prepares to meet staff and volunteers from the Royal British Legions London Poppy Day Appeal at Kensington Palace in central London on November 7 2013 Carl Court—AFP/Getty Images Baby Scene StealerCatherine Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George Of Cambridge after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace on October 23 2013 in London John Stillwell—WPA Pool/Getty Images A Star In StripesCatherine Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending a Sportaid Athlete Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on October 18 2013 in London England Ian Gavan—Getty Images Dazzling in Silver SequinsBritain’s Prince William the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the Tusk Conservation Awards at The Royal Society in London September 12 2013 Peter Nicholls—Pool/Reuters Lacy Bundle of JoyCatherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury Berkshire Michael Middleton—Kensington Palace via Getty Images Polka Dot TrailblazerCatherine Duchess of Cambridge starts The Ring O’Fire Anglesey Coastal Ultra Marathon on August 30 2013 in Holyhead Wales Mark Cuthbert—UK Press via Getty Images New ArrivalCatherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge leave The Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital with their newborn son at St Mary’s Hospital on July 23 2013 in London Samir Hussein—WireImage Pretty in Pastel PinkCatherine Duchess of Cambridge laughs on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15 2013 in London Chris Jackson—Getty Images Blushing for the QueenCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4 2013 in London Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Fresh as a DaisyBritain’s Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London May 22 2013 John Stillwell—AFP/Getty Images Princess PeachCatherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Naomi House hospice in Sutton Scotney Winchester on April 29 2013 Naomi House provides support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families David Parker—AFP/Getty Images Mint-Green Mulberry Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21 2013 Olivia Harris—WPA Pool/Getty Images Baby Bump In BlueCatherine Duchess of Cambridge in her role as Patron of The Art Room attends an evening reception to celebrate the work of the charity at the National Portrait Gallery on April 24 2013 in London England Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Mad HatterCatherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Baker Street Underground Station to celebrate the Underground’s 150th Birthday on March 20 2013 in London Samir Hussein—WireImage Peach and ChocolateCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends Day 4 of The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15 2013 in London Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images All Wrapped UpCatherine Duchess of Cambridge in her role as Patron of Action on Addiction arrives for a visit to Hope House a residential treatment centre on February 19 2013 in London Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Kate on KateCatherine Duchess of Cambridge is seen after viewing artist Paul Emsley’s new portrait of herself during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 11 2013 in London England John Stillwell—WPA Pool/Getty Images Hockey in HeelsCatherine Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a day of activities and festivities to mark the occasion of St Andrew’s Day at St Andrew’s School on November 30 2012 in Pangbourne Berkshire England Arthur Edwards—WPA Pool/Getty Images Groovy in GreenCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the official opening of The Natural History Museums’s Treasures Gallery at Natural History Museum on November 27 2012 in London Samir Hussein—WireImage Pop of ColorCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a Reception and Dinner in aid of the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal at Middle Temple Hall on November 8 2012 in London Eddie —WPA Pool/Getty Images Army GreenCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the official launch of The Football Association’s National Football Centre at St George’s Park on October 9 2012 in Burton-upon-Trent England Christopher Jackson—The FA via Getty Images Lemon YellowCatherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge visit Nauti Primary School during the Royal couple’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 18 2012 in Funafuti Tuvalu Samir Hussein—WireImage Dancing With the PrincessCatherine Duchess of Cambridge prepares to dance with the ladies at the Vaiku Falekaupule for an entertainment programme on September 18 2012 in Tuvalu Arthur Edwards—WPA Pool/Getty Images Garlanded Your GraceCatherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Honiara International Airport on day 6 of the royal couple’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16 2012 in Honiara Guadalcanal Island Solomon Islands Samir Hussein—WireImage Rugged Beauty Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Danum Valley Research Center in Danum Valley some 70 kilometers west of Lahad Datu on the island of Borneo on September 15 2012 Vincent Thian—AFP/Getty Images Lovely in LaceCatherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a tea party at the British High Commission on day 4 of Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 14 2012 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Danny Lawson—Pool/Getty Images Rhapsody in Baby BluePrince William’s wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge adjusts her scarf outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur on September 14 2012 on the second leg of a nine-day Southeast Asian and Pacific tour marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee STR—AFP/Getty Images White and GoldPrince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend an official dinner hosted by Malaysia’s Head of State Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah on September 13 2012 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Samir Hussein—WireImage The White McQueenCatherine Duchess of Cambridge tours the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus during the Diamond Jubilee tour at Seletar Aerospace Park on September 12 2012 in Singapore Danny Lawson—Pool/Getty Images Tickled PinkCatherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Singapore Botanical Gardens on day 1 of their Diamond Jubilee tour on September 11 2012 in Singapore Samir Hussein—WireImage Team PlayerCatherine Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Copper Box after watching Great Britain play Lithuania in Goalball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on August 30 2012 in London Stefan Rousseau—WPA Pool/Getty Images Roksanda Repeat The Duchess chose a grey shift by Serbian-born designer Roksanda Ilincic for an event at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on July 31 2012 She first wore the number in 2011 on an official visit to Los Angeles Uppa/Zuma Press Royal Blue On July 19 2012 the Duchess wore an $800 electric blue Stella McCartney dress to the National Portrait Gallery in London Middleton was at the museum to unveil "The Road to 2012: Aiming High" a portrait exhibition of athletes competing in the 2012 Games McCartney designed the Olympic uniforms for the 2012 UK team Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Hats Off The Duchess paired a white Alexander McQueen ensemble and Jane Corbett fascinator with her favorite nude LK Bennett heels for the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle on June 18 2012 Paul Hackett—AFP/Getty Images Blue Note On June 16 2012 Middleton wore a baby blue Erdem dress and matching Jane Corbett hat for the Trooping the Color ceremony in London The annual event marks the official celebration of the Queen’s birthday Leon Neal—AFP/Getty Images Sailing Sharp On June 3 2012 the Duchess sailed down London’s Thames River for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant clad in a bold tailored Alexander McQueen dress and adorned with a floral hat by Sylvia Fletcher for John Lock and Company The dress and her clutch also by McQueen are customized for the Duchess on this occasion David Crump—AFP/Getty Images Familiar Frock On May 29 2012 In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee the Duchess attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in a familiar Emilia Wickstead frock topped off with Jane Corbett hat Anthony Devlin—WPA Pool/Getty Images Pretty in Pink On May 18 2012 the Duchess wore a pretty and pink Emilia Wickstead fitted frock at the Lunch For Sovereign Monarchs event at Windsor Castle Arthur Edward—WPA Pool/Getty Images Team Teal On May 11 2012 the Duchess attended a gala event marking the countdown to the London Olympic Games in a gorgeous gown designed by the British Jenny Packham Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Dinner Guest On May 8 2012 the Duchess attended an event hosted by The Thirty Club at Claridges in London wearing a white gown by Roland Mouret and Jimmy Choo heels Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Historical View The Duchess wore an Amanda Wakeley shift accessorized with an Alexander McQueen belt to a reception at the Imperial War Museum in London on April 26 2012 Paul Grover—Rex USA Royal Blue Middleton chose a Rebecca Taylor suit for a April 26 2012 appearance at London’s Goldsmiths Hall BEImages British Designs On April 25 2012 Middleton wore a gray dress by British designer Matthew Williamson for the UK premiere of African Cats at London’s British Film Institute Paul Grover—Rex USA Speaking Solo Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge gave her first solo official remarks as a royal at the opening of the Treehouse Children’s Hospice on March 19 2012 in Ipswich England She wore a blue Reiss frock—the same dress that her mother Carole Middleton wore to the Ascot horse races in 2010 Ian Gavan—Getty Images O’Middleton The Duchess celebrated St Patrick’s Day on March 17 2012 in a dark green Emilia Wickstead dress She took part in a parade and presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at Aldershot Barracks as part of her official events Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Going Grey After her stop on the hockey field the Duchess switched into a grey Orla Kiely shift to visit Prince Charles’ Foundation for Children and the Arts at Dulwich Gallery in South London Miguel Medina—AFP/Getty Images Hockey Hit An official Olympics ambassador Kate Middleton visited the Olympic park and met members of Great Britain’s hockey teams in London on March 15 2012 She wore a grey sweater and coral jeans—which saw a boost in sales immediately after her appearance in them—on the field Chris Jackson—WPA Pool/Getty Images Team Kates Dressed in a navy Emilio Pucci blazer and bright coral jeans the Duchess met Great Britain’s women’s hockey team captain Kate Walsh at Olympic Park in London on March 15 2012 Chris Jackson—AFP/Getty Images Touring in Teal On March 8 2012 the Duchess accompanied Queen Elizabeth II to Leicester to kick off her Diamond Jubilee tour in the United Kingdom Designed by LK Bennett Middleton’s jacket and dress reportedly sold out shortly after her appearance in them The Duchess completed her look with a black fascinator and Epsiode pumps Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Three’s a Crowd In their first public appearance together without their husbands Middleton Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth II visited Fortnum & Mason store in London on March 1 2012 as part of celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee All three women wore blue with Middleton choosing a cornflower Missoni coat Ben Pruchnie—FilmMagic/Getty Images Flying SoloOn Feb 8 2012 the Duchess wore a belted gray dress and black pumps to attend a Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London With Prince William away on military duty the appearance marked Middleton’s first solo official engagement as a royal Jorge Herrera—WireImage/Getty Images A Royal Christmas The Duchess celebrated her first Christmas as a royal family member in an aubergine coat and hat by British designer Jane Corbett Mark CuthbertUK Press via Getty Images Matching Mates On Dec 24 2011 the Duchess visited Castle Rising near Sandringham Norfolk with Prince Harry Both royals wore Wellington boots to watch Prince William play in a soccer match Paul Marsh—NTI/Landov Classic Americana Middleton visited Centrepoint a homeless youth center in London on Dec 21 2011 wearing a knit dress from Ralph Lauren’s Blue Label line On Jan 5 2012 the Duchess announced she would support various charities that work with youth including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Art Room Mark Cuthbert—UK Press via Getty Images Her Favorite Designer The Duchess attended the Sun Military Awards on Dec 20 2011 in a strapless black velvet Alexander McQueen gown She has stepped out several times in designs by the label most famously choosing Sarah Burton to create her elaborate wedding gown Arthur Edwards—AFP/Getty Images Remembrance Day Middleton mingles at a reception for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James’s Palace in London on Nov 10 2011 Lefteris Pitarkis—WPA Pool/Getty Images The Princess and the Duchess Middleton arrives at a UNICEF emergency-supply center alongside Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in Copenhagen on Nov 2 2011 Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images Going Solo in Silver Middleton hosted her first official solo engagement on Oct 26 2011 after Prince Charles had to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay condolences to the royal family following the death of the Crown Prince She chose a silver Amanda Wakeley gown to fete In Kind Direct a charity founded by Prince Charles in 1996 Clarence House/Getty Images Royal Red The Duchess attended a gala for the Child Bereavement Charity in London on Oct 13 2011 wearing a crimson Beulah London gown The dress wraps at the waist which has become a hallmark of Middleton’s most-talked-about outfits including the blue Issa dress she wore to announce her engagement Getty Images A Predictable Princess Middleton stepped out on Sept 29 2011 in a cream Amanda Wakeley dress to visit the Royal Marsden hospital where she and Prince William will open a children’s cancer unit Her choice of a basic shift in a neutral color was unsurprising and to be expected for a young royal who has been in princess boot camp Brendon Thorne—Getty Images Sailor Chic The Duchess visited a neighborhood affected by the London riots on Aug 19 2011 David Jones—AFP/Getty Images Guest Outfit The Duchess attended the wedding of Zara Phillips Princess Anne’s daughter to Mike Tindall in a floral embroidered outfit on July 30 2011 Though the dress was low-key she accessorized the ensemble with a large hat adorned with flowers Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images A Brit Beauty to Watch The Duchess wore a lilac Alexander McQueen gown to a British Academy of Film and Television Arts event in Los Angeles on July 10 2011 Prince William who is president of BAFTA delivered remarks at the ceremony which honored rising British actors The couple were in California as part of their first North American tour Mark Large—Reuters/Landov Princess in Profile Middleton picked a knit top and white skirt for a reception in Santa Barbara Calif, Olivia Harris—AFP/Getty Images Catherine.

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