Tickets To Jay Leno An Evening With A Legend Available Now

first_imgTickets are now on sale for UNT Health Science Center’s annual An Evening with a Legend fundraiser, this year featuring Jay Leno, the renowned comedian and 22-year host of “The Tonight Show.”The performance benefits the UNT Health Science Center Foundation in support of the university’s research, education and health care mission. Presented with a generous gift by Chase and J.P. Morgan, “An Evening with a Legend” begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.The chairs for this year’s event are Pati and Bill Meadows. The honorary chairs are Kay and Ben Fortson. The annual event celebrates the time-honored partnership between UNT Health Science Center and the Fort Worth community.Ticket options are as follows: • Premium tickets ranging from $150 to $1,000 are available at www.eveningwithalegend.com, via email at legend@unthsc.edu or by calling 817-735-2445. • Information about corporate and group sponsorships also is available at www.eveningwithalegend.com, by email at legend@unthsc.edu or by calling 817-735-2445. • Additional tickets ranging from $70 to $110 in the upper gallery, upper gallery preferred and lower gallery sections are available through Bass Hall’s ticket office.Leno, who is the recipient of The Kennedy Center’s 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, spent more than two decades behind the most revered desk in late-night comedy. He is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning twice, including the 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”last_img read more

WATCHING TOM HANKS TIM ALLEN AND KEANU REEVES DELIVER THEIR TOY STORY

first_imgAdvertisement I’ve got an incredibly fun behind the scenes video here for you to watch for Toy Story 4. It features Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves and more acting out their lines for the movie.I’ve gotta say, watching Reeves deliver his lines is one of the greatest things you’ll watch today! I love how he just goes all out and puts his body into it.The movie also stars Annie Potts, Christina Hendricks, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ally Maki, Betty White, Joan Cusack, and Mel Brooks. Advertisement Advertisement .You can watch the delightful 11-minute video below. Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.By Joey Paur ~ Geek Tyrant. Twittercenter_img Facebook Here’s the synopsis for the Josh Cooley-directed film:Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Ultra lowcost airline battle heats up as Canada Jetlines prepares to launch

MONTREAL — The ultra low-cost airline battle is heating up as fledgling airline Canada Jetlines prepares to take on WestJet’s efforts to regain its mantle as the country’s low-cost leader.The upstart airline’s chief executive told an investor conference Tuesday that WestJet’s discount brand Swoop won’t be able to match its low costs, which will allow prices to average at less than $100.“This country needs low fares. No doubt about it,” Stan Ganek told the Scotiabank transportation and aerospace conference.But he said WestJet’s creation of a Swoop division just won’t cut it.“We all know that’s going to be a temporary measure and then when the competition is wiped out, guess what, the airfares go right back up again. So who’s kidding whom?”WestJet aims to offer 40% cheaper fares with new ultra-low-cost carrier ‘Swoop’Air Canada mulls cutting fares to compete with ultra-low cost carriersGadek said Canada Jetlines will minimize costs by outsourcing everything but pilots and flight attendants. Tickets will only be available on the internet, which dramatically cuts distribution costs.That will enable the airline to fill its planes and make a profit on each departure.By contrast, he said Swoop will be fighting internal resistance from people who are used to doing things a certain way, along with higher costs.“There’s one objective that Swoop has and that’s to eliminate competition,” he told analysts.“It’s not about bringing lower fares to Canada. It’s not about creating more travel opportunities for Canadians. That’s baloney.”He said Canada Jetlines is prepared for a fight with WestJet and is prepared to take it to task for uncompetitive actions, as WestJet did when it took on Air Canada in 1996.WestJet countered that it will remain very aggressive in defending its market share. “Our DNA is low-cost DNA and we’re not going to let somebody else come in and take a chunk of the market without them having to fight us for it,” CEO Gregg Saretsky told the conference.He added that Canada hasn’t historically supported more than the equivalent of 2.5 airlines.Saretsky said the plans for three new startups including Flair Airlines and Canada Jetlines, along with Swoop and Air Canada Rouge, will make for a crowded market. “With one ULCC already flying (Flair) and two seeking capitalization to start, that’s about two-and-a-half times more than the country can support.”Saretsky added that WestJet won’t make Air Canada’s mistakes in launching Rouge in 2013 by ensuring passengers don’t get any nasty surprises.Flights will be booked on a separate website, check-in will be at a separate Swoop airport counter and the uniforms will be a different colour.Air Canada chief financial officer Michael Rousseau also told the conference that the country’s largest airline is watching the battle closely and is prepared to expand Rouge to compete, if required.Ganek countered that there is enough demand in Canada to support 17 million passengers flying ultra low cost by 2023. That assumes a lower market penetration than has been achieved in Europe or the U.S.He also said he has received interest from significant undisclosed airline investors outside Canada to get the airline flying on June 1.The initial focus is foreign capital due to a lack of risk capital in Canada, while Europe and the United States have experience with the low-cost business model, he said.The federal government has given the airline an exemption from foreign ownership rules that will allow it to have 49-per-cent foreign ownership with no single investor having more than a 25 per cent stake.Canada Jetlines plans to start operations from Hamilton, Ont., and will add Abbotsford, B.C., in 2019 and hopes to fly out of Montreal down the road.It will initially fly four Boeing 737s, adding four annually to reach 24 planes by 2023. read more

Online newspaper Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News for 34 million

Online newspaper Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News for $34 million by Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2014 2:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska’s largest daily newspaper.Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The sale is expected to close in May.“This is a chance for us to get even more reporters on the ground and do more journalism,” said Tony Hopfinger, Alaska Dispatch’s co-founder, executive editor and president.“The Anchorage Daily News and the Alaska Dispatch play vital roles in our great state,” Dispatch publisher Alice Rogoff said in a statement. “By merging these operations, we can serve as a stronger, even more comprehensive resource for Alaskans for their news and information.”She said the goal of the merged operations is to “offer a level of coverage never before seen in Alaska history, and to offer it to readers across the state through a variety of mediums.”Hopfinger started the online newspaper in 2008 with Amanda Coyne and Todd Hopfinger. In 2009, Rogoff, wife of financier David Rubenstein and a former chief financial officer of U.S. News and World Report, became the majority owner.The Daily News’ printed edition has a daily circulation of 57,622, and 71,233 on Sundays.Plans are to integrate the two websites — www.alaskadispatch.com and www.adn.com — into one site within six months. Tony Hopfinger said the printed newspaper will continue to be printed seven days a week, and there are no plans at this juncture to change the paper’s name.There also are no changes planned to staffs at either site, beyond the publisher and editor of the Anchorage Daily News retiring, he said.It will take time once they take possession of the newspaper to meet with Daily News staff and begin merging the two staffs into one.“Obviously, we’re the smaller staff, and we’re hoping that everybody will want to work together and do this in the spirit of producing a better product that what the Dispatch has to offer or the Anchorage Daily News.”The Anchorage Daily News was first printed Jan. 13, 1946. Two years later, it went from being printed weekly to six days a week, and added Sunday editions in 1949.In 1979, McClatchy Newspapers bought 80 per cent of the Anchorage Daily News, which had a heated rivalry with another daily newspaper, the Anchorage Times, until it went out of business in 1992.The Anchorage Daily News won Pulitzer Prizes for public service in 1976 and 1989.“The Anchorage Daily News already has a long, storied path in journalism here, and it’s a good operation that fits with what we’re doing already,” Tony Hopfinger said, adding the paper also had an established client and subscriber base.Rogoff saw the opportunity to merge the two operations “and do even better journalism,” he said.The upside of the merged staffs is that they no longer will be spending time chasing the same story, and this will allow reporters to write enterprising, investigative stories.Tony Hopfinger plans to re-establish a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, and aspires to have fulltime reporters based in Alaska hub communities.The purchase includes the newspaper, its website and the newspaper’s property and operations in Anchorage.The Dispatch intends to sell the real estate holdings to a local buyer, and the newspaper will continue to be housed in its current location in East Anchorage as a tenant.The sale of the Anchorage Daily News comes after other high-profile newspaper purchases lately.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post last year for $250 million.Billionaire Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 31 small- and medium-sized daily newspapers. It has bought most of those newspapers since 2011 at bargain prices. Including weekly papers and other publications, Berkshire owns 70 newspapers. read more

UN refugee agency concerned by violence at Greek border calls for improved

Limitations are being placed on refugees and migrants from countries other than Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq along, causing tensions at Idomeni, on the Greek side of the border, which have led on several occasions to violence and a temporary closure of the border, according to a news release issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The agency expressed deep concern at the situation and added that it is saddened by the death of a Moroccan man at the border today under as yet unclear circumstances.Further, UNHCR underlined the need for the authorities to take appropriate action and called on the Greek authorities to restore security as a matter of priority in order to ensure the protection of those in need and the safety of humanitarian workers and volunteers.Additionally, UNHCR said transportation has been facilitated for the refugees and migrants who have been refused admission into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to return to Athens, where reception facilities and assistance are available and UNHCR staff is present to offer individual advice and legal counselling on a case-by-case basis.The agency reiterated concern over the consequences of border restrictions being implemented by several countries in the Balkans and recommended profiling people based on their protection needs as opposed to their nationality.UNHCR and other organizations have called on the concerned states to re-establish coordination and response mechanisms agreed at the Western Balkans Summit on 8 October and the Leaders’ Meeting on 25 October 2015.Earlier this week, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International organization for Migration (IOM) reported that so far this year, there have been some 730,000 sea arrivals in Greece, with flows heading further into Europe through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. read more

Ohio State mens volleyball dispatches Pfeiffer in consecutive sets

Junior setter Christy Blough (5) sets the ball during a match against Ball State on Feb. 6. OSU won 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 5 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (13-3) defeated Pfeiffer University (9-5) in three consecutive sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-20) Friday night, defending its home court and swelling its winning streak to five matches. In OSU’s 13 victories this season, opponents have taken a set just once. Friday’s matchup was originally scheduled for Jan. 23, but it was postponed because winter weather made travel unsafe. Despite the three-set triumph, the Buckeyes’ performance was far from being a dominant one. The Falcons brought what they had and were able to keep each set close. “I thought we came out a little sluggish and I thought that Pfeiffer played hard,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “We cleaned up our side of the net a bit, so that was nice to see.”In the first set, the Falcons got out to a quick lead, but OSU battled back, eventually forcing the opposition to take a timeout. After the short break, the Falcons were revitalized, pulling themselves back into the match. Yet, the relentlessness of OSU was too much down the stretch, as it went on to win the set 25-20.Sophomore outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen led the Buckeyes with five kills in the opening frame.The second set started out much like the first, but consecutive mental mistakes by the Falcons gave OSU a comfortable lead, which it would only build upon. The Buckeyes clinched the middle frame by a score of 25-15.In the final set, with the Falcons needing to win to continue the match, OSU was the one that jumped out to an early lead behind a strong team effort. The Falcons weren’t going to give in, battling back to make the match close. But the Buckeyes, feeling the Falcons chipping into their lead, responded with a flurry of points again, forcing the opposition to take a quick timeout. Behind the momentum, the Scarlet and Gray would go on to win the set 25-20 to seal the contest. “I thought that we took it well,” Szerszen said. “We had some downs and ups, but I thought we managed it pretty well.”OSU finished the match with a .421 percent attack and eight service aces. The Buckeyes also tallied 31 total digs on the night. Individually, Szerszen had a match-high 16 kills. Junior setter Christy Blough paced OSU with a game-leading 34 assists.The final set capped off a night in which the Buckeyes did whatever it took to get the win. This victory was similar to last year’s matchup against the Falcons in St. John Arena, in which OSU won in four sets (25-22, 28-26, 20-25, 25-18). “It was a slower game, but I think that was just from us playing hard over the last few weeks,” junior outside hitter Miles Johnson said. “I think it was a little bit slower tonight, but that’s fine because we got the win.”Two of the players on OSU have recently been awarded athletic honors. Szerszen received the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week award, which he has now been given four times. Johnson was also recognized with the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week honors, an award that only 15 players at OSU, including Johnson, have ever received. “It’s nice to see the guys have their hard work pay off and get recognize by their peers,” Hanson said. “(It’s) kind of a validation that they’re doing the right things and they’re working on things we’re talking about,”The Buckeyes are set to be back in action at St. John Arena next weekend, when they are scheduled to take on Loyola University on Friday night, followed by Lewis University an evening later. OSU has faced off against both teams before on Feb. 12 and 13, respectively. In each match, the Buckeyes swept their opponent on the road.  Both rematches have scheduled 7 p.m. starts in Columbus. read more

Lemieux plays outstanding role for Buckeye field hockey in Ohio return

Ohio State field hockey junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux.Credit: Courtesy of OSU Athletic DepartmentSarah Lemieux never thought she would get another chance to play field hockey after having to transfer back home prior to her third year of college.Lemieux, a Columbus native, was forced to leave Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania and come back to Dublin, Ohio, to be with her family. She never expected she would be lucky enough to wear her goalkeeper gear again, let alone be part of the Ohio State field hockey team.“I had to come home for like financial, like family issues,” Lemieux said. “I didn’t even think I was going to get to play at all anymore.”However, Lemieux’s passion for the game never faltered, and when she heard OSU needed a goalkeeper, she decided to reach out to the coaches.“I didn’t even think I was going to get to play at all anymore and then I heard they needed a goalie, so I was like, ‘I guess I will email them,’ and I did, and they were like, ‘oh my God, like we really need a goalie,’” Lemieux said.The junior was a big part of the team during her time at IUP, but was not sure what her playing time would look like when she came to Columbus. She felt confident in her knowledge of the sport, but was shocked to see how much of a difference just one division made.“I was a starter. I played every game,” Lemieux said. “I had game experience, but it’s a completely different game. Like, it’s a lot quicker, like skill level’s a lot higher, so it’s different but it’s cool.”Coach Anne Wilkinson said Lemieux is a “very mature player” and has already made huge contributions this season.“She came in with some experience,” Wilkinson said. “She is confident, but she’s not over confident and I think she really plays an outstanding role on this team.”When OSU upset then-No. 20 ranked New Hampshire in its second game of the season, Lemieux claimed the Big Ten Player of the Week award in what was her first career start. The game went into double overtime, ending in a shootout. Lemieux denied UNH three times to preserve the victory.So far this season, Lemieux has tallied 28 saves, and Wilkinson said she has great talent as a goalkeeper and understands what is happening when the ball is coming her way.“She can come out so well on the ball,” Wilkinson said. “Her timing is really very good, and she reads the play. She anticipates well, she can handle a scramble, she can handle a lot of people in front of her, in front of the net, she can get down and she can stay focused on the ball. She is able to fight and if she can get to it, she will.”Wilkinson credits her goalkeeper’s strong mindset as a main proponent of her ability to keep her composure, even when things get rough.“She is just so even-keel,” Wilkinson said. “Whether she has a bad game or a good game, I just think she is mentally very strong.”Lemieux not only helps her teammates, but she has a passion for helping children as well. In the past, she has been a nanny to children and enjoys being part of their lives. She still keeps in contact with them and loves when she sees them in the stands at every home game.Lemieux said she was also a nanny for two children with autism a few years ago and babysits a child who has Down syndrome regularly. Her work with children is something she looks to continue after she finishes at OSU.“I am actually going into physical therapy to work with kids with special needs,” Lemieux said. “It was either occupational therapy or physical therapy. I don’t really know yet, but basically just working on everyday tasks in general with special needs kids is something I’ve always been interested in.”While Lemieux loves to spend her time with children, she also enjoys the time she has spent with her teammates at OSU. She said the team’s enthusiasm about the game is great and fun to be around.“Here it’s like everyone (gives) 100 percent like all the time and it’s a lot of fun to play with,” she said.Lemieux and the Buckeyes head to East Lansing, Mich., Saturday to take on Michigan State. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. read more

Inside Eugenies wedding reception how Prince Andrew poked fun at Jack Brooksbank

As friends sipped glasses of Pol Roger to toast the couple, the Duke told the audience the story of how he had once shouted at the family dog, also named Jack, to get off a chair, only to be startled to find Mr Brooksbank leap to his feet. The Duke, who said he had not prepared a speech, told guests at an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle of his pride in “Team Eug and Jack”, who have married after eight years together. In one moving… The Duke of York has joked he broke royal protocol at his daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception by publicly embracing his new son-in-law, before regaling friends and family with the story of how Jack Brooksbank once mistook himself for the family dog.

Big boost for SRG as Evolution Mining extends drill and blast agreements

first_imgContractor SRG Global announce it has secured an Umbrella Agreement with Evolution Mining Ltd to extend the terms of its drill and blast operations at the Cowal, Mt Rawdon and Mt Carlton operations. Evolution is Australia’s second largest ASX listed gold producer. The company operates five wholly owned gold mines located in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia and has an economic interest in the Ernest Henry copper gold mine in Queensland.Works under this agreement are expected to generate revenues of approximately A$115 million over the five-year term (assuming the two-year option is exercised). The new agreement will utilise assets from SRG Global’s existing fleet and will require minimal growth capital over the contract term. SRG Global Managing Director, David Macgeorge said, “This term contract is a significant achievement for SRG Global and our mining services team. It reinforces our strong working relationship with Evolution and underscores the confidence tier one mining companies have in our abilities as a leading drill and blast contractor.” Evolution Mining said, “Evolution has developed a good working partnership with SRG Global and we are pleased to be continuing this relationship.”last_img read more

Russian sponsor becomes RK Vardar sports director – Gorbok and Chipurin coming

← Previous Story Macedonians continue hopes, decisive game against Portugal on Sunday Next Story → Iñaki Malumbres signs for Atletico Madrid Russian bussinesman, Sergei Samsonenko will become the main sponsor of RK Vardar Pro, Macedonian male champion, after he made a fantastic team in women’s handball, ZRK Vardar SCBT who is ready to compete with the best European teams in Europe next season at Women’s EHF Champions League. That is a conclusion of succesful negotiations between current Vardar’s boss, Mihajlo Mihajlovski and Samsonenko.  Mihajlovski will get a function of honoured president, while Samsonenko will be a new sports director, ready to make strong budget for the upcoming season in which RK Vardar Pro will play at VELUX EHF Champions League.There is no doubt that strong squad will be built in Skopje. Team is now without coach after Veselin Vujovic finished with his contract at the end of current season (Qatari Al Qiad is the next team). Some rumours about new signings begins and for now from Russian sources two names are connected with possible move to Skopje – Russian NT players, left back Sergei Gorbok and line-player, Mikhail Chipurin. Sergei Gorbok and Mikhail Chipurin read more

2 Many DJs and Public Enemy added to Forbidden Fruit lineup

first_imgORGANISERS OF THIS summer’s Forbidden Fruit festival have confirmed that 2 Many DJs and rap legends Public Enemy will be coming to Dublin in June.They’ll play the Sunday night of the event which takes place  in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham over the June Bank Holiday weekend.Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Klanngkarussell and Brian Deady have also been added to the Sunday line-up.Flaming Lips and Bell X1 have already been confirmed to play the Saturday night of the festival.Read: Flaming Lips and Bell X1 for day one of Forbidden Fruit festival>last_img

Top honour for NK Journalist

first_imgNeos Kosmos English edition journalist Helen Velissaris won the Multicultural Media Award for Best Feature article this week for the article The Mickey Mouse Club, published last year.Fresh out of university, the feature article was written in Helen’s first three months working at Neos Kosmos proving to all that true talent comes natural to this wordsmith. In the article, the 22-year-old tackled the issue of schizophrenia and was awarded for her piece due to her sensitivity, empathy and the ability to raise awareness of this mental illness in the Greek community. “It was a topic I was fascinated with,” says Helen on the issue, “one that I knew had a stigma in the Greek community so it ignited a passion in me to pursue it and give it the awareness it deserves but with the sensitivity it needed. Winning the award came as a complete shock to Helen, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt being in the office when she received the good news.“I was rapt, very proud and shocked all at the same time,” she says when she was notified.“I didn’t expect to win because I’m young and haven’t lived in the media industry for so long.”Helen joins an elite league of winners in journalism and at such a young age in her first year in journalism this is an accomplishment that belies her age. But also is amongst three Greek Australian journalists who were awarded for their work on Monday night. Gerry Georgatos took out the three awards: Multicultural Journalist of the Year; Coverage of Indigenous Affairs and Investigative Reporting as well as Steve Giannakouras, who won the award for Online Coverage of Multicultural Community Affairs. In his speech on the night, Shaoquett Moselmane, chair of the MMA’s summed up Helen’s role to the wider Greek community, and all multicultural journalists when he said; “for it is our multicultural journalists who bring communities together and break down social and cultural barriers.“You inform, you inspire, you involve and you integrate.”A talented lady, a brilliant journalist – from all of us here at Neos Kosmos, and from everyone in the wider Greek Australian community, we say congratulations Helen. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sadio Mane a doubt for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed reports that Sadio Mane is currently struggling with an injury issue and is set to undertake further medical assessments before their match against Stoke City on SaturdayThe Senegalese forward was absent from a club training session on Thursday after scoring in Liverpool’s 5-2 win against AS Roma on Tuesday’s first leg for the semi-finals of the Champions League.Speaking ahead of their encounter against Stoke in the Premier League, Klopp reported that the issue that Mane has is “not that serious”.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Of course there is something. We will see,” said Klopp, according to the club website.“It is not that serious; there is a chance for tomorrow. If we use that chance or not… it is quite early in the day.“In these times, you always have to use each second and minute, speak to the player, speak to the Doc, speak to the physiotherapists and all that stuff. At the end, you have to make a decision and I will make a decision.last_img read more

ABCD Telugu movie review and rating by audience Live updates

first_imgABCD – American Born Confused DesiTwitterDirector Sanjeev Reddy’s Telugu movie ABCD – American Born Confused Desi starring Allu Sirish and Rukshar Dhillon, has received mixed review and rating from the audience around the world.ABCD – American Born Confused Desi is a comedy drama and it is a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name. Madhura Sreedhar Reddy and Yash Rangineni have produced the movie under the banner Madhura Entertainment. The film has received a U certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.25 hours.ABCD movie story: The film is about a spoilt brat (Allu Sirish) from New York. His father (Nagababu) decides to teach his slacker son a lesson of responsibility. He cuts all his financial resources and tricks him into return to the city. How he rebuilds his life from scratch forms the crux of its story.Analysis: Sanjeev Reddy has made some minor changes in the original screenplay to suit the taste of local movie buffs. The first half of the movie is routine and slow and some comedy scenes keep you engaged here. The second half is no better than the first half, say the audience.Performances: Allu Sirish has delivered good performance, which is the highlight of ABCD. Rukshar Dhillon has done good job and her chemistry with the hero is one of the attractions of the film.  Nagendra Babu, Master Bharath and Kota Srinivasa Rao have done justice to their roles, say the audience.Technical: ABCD has good production values and music, picturisation, action and dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the viewers.ABCD movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to see audience’s response.V ı N A Y C H A G A N T I‏ @VinayChaganti0 #ABCD #ABCDMovie watchable film. @AlluSirish anna this time U Rock the show with ease. I feel write strong elements in second half it will be a block buster. Now it’s decent film. Keep going anna… @SureshProdns Just finished @AlluSirish #ABCD First half it’s quiet interesting with full of comedy … Xappie®‏ @xappiecinema Suthapalli Ramesh‏ @S_Ramesh23 #ABCD First Half Report: Very slow first half so far! Nothing has happened story wise & screenplay is routine. Few comedy scenes by Master Bharath are good & Interval ends off on an interesting note. Need a big second half now #ABCDMovieFromMay17th #ABCDMovie #AlluSirish #ABCD Second Half Report: Tempo is similar to first half. Story takes a more serious turn however emotional scenes could not make an impact. Stay tuned for full review & rating shortly on @TeluguPremiere shortly. #ABCDMovieFromMay17th #ABCDMovie #AlluSirish #ABCD is a Youthful Entertainer with good performances from @AlluSirish @RuksharDhillon & Bharath. Watch the film to know about this American Born Confused Desi’s Journey. #ABCDFromToday Sateesh Botta‏ @bkrsatish Telugu Premiere‏ @TeluguPremiere Venkyreviews‏ @venkyreviews Vicky‏ @VICKY__264center_img #ABCD Ok first half nd Avg Second half.. could have been better considering the story nd compared to the original version.. Might not become hit as it lacks Commercial elements Telugubit‏ @telugubit #ABCD #AmericanBornConfusedDesi #ABCDFromToday #ABCDMovie – @RuksharDhillon & @AlluSirish ActınG, AnD Every Scene ıs EntertaınınG Not Get BoreD Anywhere ın The Movıe, SnGs & BGM Are Nıce My Opınıon – Hıt AnD It Wıll Be The Fırst Hıt For @RuksharDhillon ❤ Ram Charan Youth‏ @youth_ram #ABCD Final Report +Ve First Half Comedy b/w Bharat & #AlluSirish Some bits of #Vennelakishore -Ve Slow Phase Story Line Songs First Half >> Second Half Here is 2.5/5.0 Mirchi9‏ @Mirchi9 #ABCDMovie is a typical cliché ridden narrative that offers very routine story and entertainment. It’s in a no man’s zone where it’s neither bad nor good, making it a passable affair. Mirchi9 review shortly. #ABCDMovie Review – No Confusion- Highly Routine Mirchi9 Rating: 2.25/5 #ABCD is like the noodle that is neither tasty nor bad to throw away. It is passable enough so that the hungry person can have it for the time being, but forgotten instantaneously. #ABCD First half oka manchi sleep veyachu. Entra idhi Only saving grace right now is Master Bharath. @vennelakishore is hilarious in the role of frustrated news reader #Abcd. Thanks for consistently entertaining us in almost every film.last_img read more

Excouple Arbaaz Khan Malaika Arora free from bitterness and resentment

first_imgMalaika Arora, Arhaan and Arbaaz KhanYoutube ScreengrabArbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora have been separated for more than two years now. The estranged couple have moved on and found love again in their respective lives. While Arbaaz is dating Giorgia Andriani, Malaika recently made her relationship official with Arjun Kapoor. And even after their divorce, both Arbaaz and Malaika are free from any sort of bitterness and resentment.”We have been together for so many years, and shared so many memories. Most importantly we have kids together, so there’s a respect for each other. There was something that did not work between us so we got separated. However, this doesn’t mean that we will hate each other. We are matured individuals; we are dealing with it with respect and dignity,” Arbaaz Khan was quoted as saying by The Asian Age in an interview.He further said that he has a good rapport with Malaika’s side of the family and their son Arhaan Khan has kept them bonded. “When he grows up everything will be better,” Arbaaz added.Talking about how his son Arhaan has handled his parents’ separation, Arbaaz said, “He is a very good son, I love the way he has handled all this. Many times at this sensitive age, children are victims of bad influence, but he’s a very positive kid. He has excelled in studies, sports, and music. He has good habits and good friends, and that makes me feel more proud of him.”last_img read more

HMC all set to launch online tax payment system on June 25

first_imgKolkata: The Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has set June 25 as the deadline to introduce the online payment system of property tax.This comes after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed the civic body to introduce the same as early as possible. She gave the direction while presiding over the administrative review meeting in Howrah on June 7.HMC had been working rigorously for the past few months to introduce the online property tax payment system after the decision to implement the same was taken in a high-level meeting headed by Mayor Dr Rathin Chakraborty. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsArun Roy Chowdhury, member, Mayor-in-Council for Tax and Licence, said: “Chief Minister had directed us to ensure its introduction as early as possible. The work was expedited and it is expected to get introduced on June 25.”It may be mentioned that a major part of the work to introduce the system is almost complete and the remaining work is being carried out in a war footing following the direction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Around 1.70 lakh people will be benefited with the introduction of the online system to pay property tax. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt will ensure better civic amenities to the residents of Howrah as people will no more have to visit the headquarters of the civic body to pay off their property tax.Instead, they can do the same just by logging into the website of the civic body. It will bring an end to the days of standing in long queues to pay property tax.Earlier, it was possible to pay off taxes of the current month without paying the old ones. In such cases, mainly a section of real estate developers used to pay the current taxes saying that the same of the previous months are clear but they have lost the documents. However, it is no longer possible as the HMC authorities have taken necessary steps in this connection and the same will be done with introduction of the online system as well.But, with heavy lightning on Tuesday some of the systems, which are already in place, got a bit affected. The civic body authorities have already taken up necessary steps to ensure timely completion of the work.It may be mentioned that the system of making online payment of property tax is already in place under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).last_img read more

Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

first_img Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Twitter made its S-1 filing available to the public on Thursday, finally shedding some light on its initial public offering plans.The company has seen rapid growth recently. In 2012 the company saw an increase in revenue of 198 percent to about $317 million and a net loss decrease of 38 percent to about $79 million, according to the filing.According to the filing, Twitter, which plans to trade under the ticker TWTR, has 250 million monthly active users, 100 million of those are daily active users.The company said in the filing that mobile is the primary driver of its business and that 75 percent of the monthly active users access Twitter from a mobile device.There’s still a lot of information that is missing from the filing, like the number of shares the company plans to offer and the price of the shares, but it does give some insight into which investors stand to make the most money off the offering.Jack Dorsey has a 4.9 percent stake in the company, Evan Williams has a 12 percent stake and Peter Fenton, a Twitter board member, has a 6.7 percent stake.In September, the company announced it had confidentially submitted documents to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with plans to go public, but Twitter didn’t reveal anything else about its IPO plans. The filing was made under the JOBS Act, which allows companies making less than $1 billion in revenue to work with regulators on IPO plans before actually making it public.The micro-blogging site has been valued at about $10 billion and is one of the most anticipated Silicon Valley IPOs since Facebook. Related: Experts Say Twitter Didn’t Botch Its IPO Announcement This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Brought to you by CNBC October 3, 2013 2 min readlast_img read more

Implementing Garbage collection algorithms in Golang Tutorial

first_imgMemory management is a way to control and organize memory.  The basic goal of memory management algorithms is to dynamically designate segments of memory to programs on demand. The algorithms free up memory for reuse when the objects in the memory are never required again. Garbage collection, cache management, and space allocation algorithms are good examples of memory management techniques. In this article, we will cover the garbage collection algorithm in Golang. We’ll look at garbage collection first, then look at the different algorithms related to garbage collection. This article is taken from the book Learn Data Structures and Algorithms with Golang by Bhagvan Kommadi. In this book, you will explore Golang’s data structures and algorithms to design, implement, and analyze code in the professional setting. Technical requirements Install Go Version 1.10 from Golang, choosing the right version for your OS. The GitHub repository for the code in this article can be found here. Garbage collection Garbage collection is a type of programmed memory management in which memory, currently occupied by objects that will never be used again, is gathered. John McCarthy was the first person to come up with garbage collection for managing Lisp memory management. This technique specifies which objects need to be de-allocated, and then discharges the memory. The strategies that are utilized for garbage collection are stack allocation and region interference. Sockets, relational database handles, user window objects, and file resources are not overseen by garbage collectors. Garbage collection algorithms help reduce dangling pointer defects, double-free defects, and memory leaks. These algorithms are computing-intensive and cause decreased or uneven performance. According to Apple, one of the reasons for iOS not having garbage collection is that garbage collection needs five times the memory to match explicit memory management. In high-transactional systems, concurrent, incremental, and real-time garbage collectors help manage memory collection and release. Garbage collection algorithms depend on various factors: GC throughput Heap overhead Pause times Pause frequency Pause distribution Allocation performance Compaction Concurrency Scaling Tuning Warm-up time Page release Portability Compatibility That’s simple, deferred, one-bit, weighted reference counting, mark-and-sweep, and generational collection algorithms discussed in the following sections. The ReferenceCounter class The following code snippet shows how references to created objects are maintained in the stack. The ReferenceCounter class has the number of references, including the pool of references and removed references, as properties: //main package has examples shown// in Hands-On Data Structures and algorithms with Go bookpackage main// importing fmt packageimport (“fmt””sync”)//Reference Countertype ReferenceCounter struct {num *uint32pool *sync.Poolremoved *uint32} Let’s take a look at the method of the ReferenceCounter class. The newReferenceCounter method The newReferenceCounter method initializes a ReferenceCounter instance and returns a pointer to ReferenceCounter. This is shown in the following code: //new Reference Counter methodfunc newReferenceCounter() *ReferenceCounter { return &ReferenceCounter{ num: new(uint32), pool: &sync.Pool{}, removed: new(uint32), }} The Stack class is described in the next section. The Stack class The Stack class consists of a references array and Count as properties. This is shown in the following code: // Stack classtype Stack struct { references []*ReferenceCounter Count int} Let’s take a look at the methods of the Stack class. The Stack class – a new method Now, let’s look at the heap interface methods that are implemented by the Stack class. The new method initializes the references array, and the Push and Pop heap interface methods take the reference parameter to push and pop reference out of the stack. This is shown in the following code: // New method of Stack Classfunc (stack *Stack) New() { stack.references = make([]*ReferenceCounter,0)}// Push methodfunc (stack *Stack) Push(reference *ReferenceCounter) {stack.references = append(stack.references[:stack.Count],reference)stack.Count = stack.Count + 1}// Pop methodfunc (stack *Stack) Pop() *ReferenceCounter {if stack.Count == 0 {return nil}var length int = len(stack.references)var reference *ReferenceCounter = stack.references[length -1]if length > 1 {stack.references = stack.references[:length-1]} else {stack.references = stack.references[0:]}stack.Count = len(stack.references)return reference} The main method In the following code snippet, let’s see how Stack is used. A Stack instance is initialized, and references are added to the stack by invoking the Push method. The Pop method is invoked and the output is printed: // main methodfunc main() { var stack *Stack = &Stack{} stack.New() var reference1 *ReferenceCounter = newReferenceCounter() var reference2 *ReferenceCounter = newReferenceCounter() var reference3 *ReferenceCounter = newReferenceCounter() var reference4 *ReferenceCounter = newReferenceCounter() stack.Push(reference1) stack.Push(reference2) stack.Push(reference3) stack.Push(reference4) fmt.Println(stack.Pop(), stack.Pop(), stack.Pop(), stack.Pop())} Run the following commands to execute the stack_garbage_collection.go file: go run stack_garbage_collection.go The output is as follows: The reference counting, mark-and-sweep, and generational collection algorithms will be discussed in the following sections. Reference counting Reference counting is a technique that’s used for keeping the count of references, pointers, and handles to resources. Memory blocks, disk space, and objects are good examples of resources. This technique tracks each object as a resource. The metrics that are tracked are the number of references held by different objects. The objects are recovered when they can never be referenced again. The number of references is used for runtime optimizations. Deutsch-Bobrow came up with the strategy of reference counting. This strategy was related to the number of updated references that were produced by references that were put in local variables. Henry Baker came up with a method that includes references in local variables that are deferred until needed. In the following subsections, the simple, deferred, one-bit, and weighted techniques of reference counting will be discussed. Simple reference counting Reference counting is related to keeping the number of references, pointers, and handles to a resource such as an object, block of memory, or disk space. This technique is related to the number of references to de-allocated objects that are never referenced again. The collection technique tracks, for each object, a tally of the number of references to the object. The references are held by other objects. The object gets removed when the number of references to the object is zero. The removed object becomes inaccessible. The removal of a reference can prompt countless connected references to be purged. The algorithm is time-consuming because of the size of the object graph and slow access speed. In the following code snippets, we can see a simple reference-counting algorithm being implemented. The ReferenceCounter class has number (num), pool, and removed references as properties: ///main package has examples shown// in Go Data Structures and algorithms bookpackage main// importing sync, atomic and fmt packagesimport (“sync/atomic””sync””fmt”)//Reference Countertype ReferenceCounter struct {num *uint32pool *sync.Poolremoved *uint32} The newReferenceCounter, Add, and Subtract methods of the ReferenceCounter class are shown in the following snippet: //new Reference Counter methodfunc newReferenceCounter() ReferenceCounter { return ReferenceCounter{ num: new(uint32), pool: &sync.Pool{}, removed: new(uint32), }}// Add methodfunc (referenceCounter ReferenceCounter) Add() {atomic.AddUint32(referenceCounter.num, 1)}// Subtract methodfunc (referenceCounter ReferenceCounter) Subtract() {if atomic.AddUint32(referenceCounter.num, ^uint32(0)) == 0 {atomic.AddUint32(referenceCounter.removed, 1)}} Let’s look at the main method and see an example of simple reference counting. The newReferenceCounter method is invoked, and a reference is added by invoking the Add method. The count reference is printed at the end. This is shown in the following code snippet // main methodfunc main() { var referenceCounter ReferenceCounter referenceCounter = newReferenceCounter() referenceCounter.Add() fmt.Println(*referenceCounter.count)} Run the following commands to execute the reference_counting.go file: go run reference_counting.go The output is as follows: The different types of reference counting techniques are described in the following sections. Deferred reference counting Deferred reference counting is a procedure in which references from different objects to a given object are checked and program-variable references are overlooked. If the tally of the references is zero, that object will not be considered. This algorithm helps reduce the overhead of keeping counts up to date. Deferred reference counting is supported by many compilers. One-bit reference counting The one-bit reference counting technique utilizes a solitary bit flag to show whether an object has one or more references. The flag is stored as part of the object pointer. There is no requirement to spare any object for extra space in this technique. This technique is viable since the majority of objects have a reference count of 1. Weighted reference counting The weighted reference counting technique tallies the number of references to an object, and each reference is delegated a weight. This technique tracks the total weight of the references to an object. Weighted reference counting was invented by Bevan, Watson, and Watson in 1987. The following code snippet shows an implementation of the weighted reference counting technique: //Reference Countertype ReferenceCounter struct { num *uint32 pool *sync.Pool removed *uint32 weight int}//WeightedReference methodfunc WeightedReference() int {var references []ReferenceCounterreferences = GetReferences(root)var reference ReferenceCountervar sum intfor _, reference = range references {sum = sum + reference.weight}return sum} The mark-and-sweep algorithm The mark-and-sweep algorithm is based on an idea that was proposed by Dijkstra in 1978. In the garbage collection style, the heap consists of a graph of connected objects, which are white. This technique visits the objects and checks whether they are specifically available by the application. Globals and objects on the stack are shaded gray in this technique. Every gray object is darkened to black and filtered for pointers to other objects. Any white object found in the output is turned gray. This calculation is rehashed until there are no gray objects. White objects that are left out are inaccessible. A mutator in this algorithm handles concurrency by changing the pointers while the collector is running. It also takes care of the condition so that no black object points to a white object. The mark algorithm has the following steps: Mark the root object Mark the root bit as true if the value of the bit is false For every reference of root, mark the reference, as in the first step The following code snippet shows the marking algorithm. Let’s look at the implementation of the Mark method: func Mark( root *object){ var markedAlready bool markedAlready = IfMarked(root) if !markedAlready { map[root] = true } var references *object[] references = GetReferences(root) var reference *object for _, reference = range references { Mark(reference) }} The sweep algorithm’s pseudocode is presented here: For each object in the heap, mark the bit as false if the value of the bit is true If the value of the bit is true, release the object from the heap The sweep algorithm releases the objects that are marked for garbage collection. Now, let’s look at the implementation of the sweep algorithm: func Sweep(){ var objects *[]object objects = GetObjects() var object *object for _, object = range objects { var markedAlready bool markedAlready = IfMarked(object) if markedAlready { map[object] = true } Release(object) }} The generational collection algorithm The generational collection algorithm divides the heap of objects into generations. A generation of objects will be expired and collected by the algorithm based on their age. The algorithm promotes objects to older generations based on the age of the object in the garbage collection cycle. The entire heap needs to be scavenged, even if a generation is collected. Let’s say generation 3 is collected; in this case, generations 0–2 are also scavenged. The generational collection algorithm is presented in the following code snippet: func GenerationCollect(){ var currentGeneration int currentGeneration = 3 var objects *[]object objects = GetObjectsFromOldGeneration(3) var object *object for _, object = range objects { var markedAlready bool markedAlready = IfMarked(object) if markedAlready { map[object] = true } }} This article covered the garbage collection algorithms in Golang. We looked at reference counting algorithms, including simple, deferred, one-bit, and weighted. The mark-and-sweep and generational collection algorithms were also presented with code examples. To learn other memory management techniques in Golang like cache management, and memory space allocation, read our book Learn Data Structures and Algorithms with Golang. Read Next Go User Survey 2018 results: Golang goes from strength to strength, as more engineers than ever are using it at work. State of Go February 2019 – Golang developments report for this month released The Golang team has started working on Go 2 proposalslast_img read more

How to manage complex applications using Kubernetesbased Helm tool Tutorial

first_imgTiller (the Helm server-side component) has been installed into your Kubernetes Cluster.Happy Helming! We can use kubectl to check that Tiller is indeed running on our cluster: $ kubectl -n kube-system get deploy -l app=helmNAME DESIRED CURRENT UP-TO-DATE AVAILABLE AGEtiller-deploy 1 1 1 1 3m Once we have verified that Tiller is correctly running on the cluster, let’s use the version command. This will validate that we are able to connect correctly to the API of the Tiller server and return the version number of both the CLI and the Tiller server: $ helm versionClient: &version.Version{SemVer:”v2.7.2″, GitCommit:”8478fb4fc723885b155c924d1c8c410b7a9444e6″, GitTreeState:”clean”}Server: &version.Version{SemVer:”v2.7.2″, GitCommit:”8478fb4fc723885b155c924d1c8c410b7a9444e6″, GitTreeState:”clean”} Installing a chart Let’s start by installing an application by using one of the charts provided by the community. You can discover applications that the community has produced Helm charts for at https://hub.kubeapps.com/. As well as making it simple to deploy a wide range of applications to your Kubernetes cluster, it’s a great resource for learning some of the best practices the community uses when packaging applications for Helm. Helm charts can be stored in a repository, so it is simple to install them by name. By default, Helm is already configured to use one remote repository called Stable. This makes it simple for us to try out some commonly used applications as soon as Helm is installed. Before you install a chart, you will need to know three things: The name of the chart you want to install The name you will give to this release (If you omit this, Helm will create a random name for this release) The namespace on the cluster you want to install the chart into (If you omit this, Helm will use the default namespace) Helm calls each distinct installation of a particular chart a release. Each release has a unique name that is used if you later want to update, upgrade, or even remove a release from your cluster. Being able to install multiple instances of a chart onto a single cluster makes Helm a little bit different from how we think about traditional package managers that are tied to a single machine, and typically only allow one installation of a particular package at once. But once you have got used to the terminology, it is very simple to understand: A chart is the package that contains all the information about how to install a particular application or tool to the cluster. You can think of it as a template that can be reused to create many different instances or releases of the packaged application or tool. A release is a named installation of a chart to a particular cluster. By referring to a release by name, Helm can make upgrades to a particular release, updating the version of the installed tool, or making configuration changes. A repository is an HTTP server storing charts along with an index file. When configured with the location of a repository, the Helm client can install a chart from that repository by downloading it and then making a new release. Before you can install a chart onto your cluster, you need to make sure that Helm knows about the repository that you want to use. You can list the repositories that are currently in use by running the helm repo list command: $ helm repo listNAME URLstable https://kubernetes-charts.storage.googleapis.comlocal http://127.0.0.1:8879/charts By default, Helm is configured with a repository named stable pointing at the community chart repository and local repository that points at a local address for testing your own local repository. (You need to be running helm serve for this.) Adding a Helm repository to this list is simple with the helm repo add command. You can add my Helm repository that contains some example applications related to this book by running the following command: $ helm repo add errm https://charts.errm.co.uk”errm” has been added to your repositories In order to pull the latest chart information from the configured repositories, you can run the following command: $ helm repo updateHang tight while we grab the latest from your chart repositories……Skip local chart repository…Successfully got an update from the “errm” chart repository…Successfully got an update from the “stable” chart repositoryUpdate Complete. Happy Helming! Let’s start with one of the simplest applications available in my Helm repository, kubeslate. This provides some very basic information about your cluster, such as the version of Kubernetes you are running and the number of pods, deployments, and services in your cluster. We are going to start with this application, since it is very simple and doesn’t require any special configuration to run on Minikube, or indeed any other cluster. Installing a chart from a repository on your cluster couldn’t be simpler: $ helm install –name=my-slate errm/kubeslate You should see a lot of output from the helm command. Firstly, you will see some metadata about the release, such as its name, status, and namespace: NAME: my-slateLAST DEPLOYED: Mon Mar 26 21:55:39 2018NAMESPACE: defaultSTATUS: DEPLOYED Next, you should see some information about the resources that Helm has instructed Kubernetes to create on the cluster. As you can see, a single service and a single deployment have been created: RESOURCES:==> v1/ServiceNAME TYPE CLUSTER-IP PORT(S) AGEmy-slate-kubeslate ClusterIP 10.100.209.48 80/TCP 0s ==> v1/Pod(related)NAME READY STATUS AGEmy-slate-kubeslate-77bd7479cf-gckf8 0/1 ContainerCreating 0smy-slate-kubeslate-77bd7479cf-vvlnz 0/1 ContainerCreating 0s Finally, there is a section with some notes that have been provided by the chart’s author to give us some information about how to start using the application: Notes: To access kubeslate. First start the kubectl proxy: kubectl proxy Now open the following URL in your browser: http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/default/services/my-slate-kubeslate:http/proxy Please try reloading the page if you see ServiceUnavailable / no endpoints available for service, as pod creation might take a few moments. Try following these instructions yourself and open Kubeslate in your browser: Kubeslate deployed with Helm Configuring a chart When you use Helm to make a release of a chart, there are certain attributes that you might need to change or configuration you might need to provide. Luckily, Helm provides a standard way for users of a chart to override some or all of the configuration values. In this section, we are going to look at how, as the user of a chart, you might go about supplying configuration to Helm. Later in the chapter, we are going to look at how you can create your own charts and use the configuration passed in to allow your chart to be customized. When we invoke helm install, there are two ways we can provide configuration values: passing them as command-line arguments, or by providing a configuration file. These configuration values are merged with the default values provided by a chart. This allows a chart author to provide a default configuration to allow users to get up and running quickly, but still allow users to tweak important settings, or enable advanced features. Providing a single value to Helm on the command line is achieved by using the set flag. The kubeslate chart allows us to specify additional labels for the pod(s) that it launches using the podLabels variable. Let’s make a new release of the kubeslate chart, and then use the podLabels variable to add an additional hello label with the value world: $ helm install –name labeled-slate –set podLabels.hello=world errm/kubeslate Once you have run this command, you should be able to prove that the extra variable you passed to Helm did indeed result in the pods launched by Helm having the correct label. Using the kubectl get pods command with a label selector for the label we applied using Helm should return the pods that have just been launched with Helm: $ kubectl get pods -l hello=worldNAME READY STATUSlabeled-slate-kubeslate-5b75b58cb-7jpfk 1/1 Runninglabeled-slate-kubeslate-5b75b58cb-hcpgj 1/1 Running As well as being able to pass a configuration to Helm when we create a new release, it is also possible to update the configuration in a pre-existing release using the upgrade command. When we use Helm to update a configuration, the process is much the same as when we updated deployment resources in the last chapter, and a lot of those considerations still apply if we want to avoid downtime in our services. For example, by launching multiple replicas of a service, we can avoid downtime, as a new version of a deployment configuration is rolled out. Let’s also upgrade our original kubeslate release to include the same hello: world pod label that we applied to the second release. As you can see, the structure of the upgrade command is quite similar to the install command. But rather than specifying the name of the release with the –name flag, we pass it as the first argument. This is because when we install a chart to the cluster, the name of the release is optional. If we omit it, Helm will create a random name for the release. However, when performing an upgrade, we need to target a pre-existing release to upgrade, and thus this argument is mandatory: $ helm upgrade my-slate –set podLabels.hello=world errm/kubeslate If you now run helm ls, you should see that the release named my-slate has been upgraded to Revision 2. You can test that the deployment managed by this release has been upgraded to include this pod label by repeating our kubectl get command: $ kubectl get pods -l hello=worldNAME READY STATUSlabeled-slate-kubeslate-5b75b58cb-7jpfk 1/1 Runninglabeled-slate-kubeslate-5b75b58cb-hcpgj 1/1 Runningmy-slate-kubeslate-5c8c4bc77-4g4l4 1/1 Runningmy-slate-kubeslate-5c8c4bc77-7pdtf 1/1 Running We can now see that four pods, two from each of our releases, now match the label selector we passed to kubectl get. Passing variables on the command line with the set flag is convenient when we just want to provide values for a few variables. But when we want to pass more complex configurations, it can be simpler to provide the values as a file. Let’s prepare a configuration file to apply several labels to our kubeslate pods: values.yml podLabels: hello: world access: internal users: admin We can then use the helm command to apply this configuration file to our release: $ helm upgrade labeled-slate -f values.yml errm/kubeslate To learn how to create your own charts, head over to our book. Packaging Helm charts While we are developing our chart, it is simple to use the Helm CLI to deploy our chart straight from the local filesystem. However, Helm also allows you to create your own repository in order to share your charts. A Helm repository is a collection of packaged Helm charts, plus an index stored in a particular directory structure on a standard HTTP web server. Once you are happy with your chart, you will want to package it so it is ready to distribute in a Helm repository. This is simple to do with the helm package command. When you start to distribute your charts with a repository, versioning becomes important. The version number of a chart in a Helm repository needs to follow the SemVer 2 guidelines. In order to build a packaged chart, start by checking that you have set an appropriate version number in Chart.yaml. If this is the first time you have packaged your chart, the default will be OK: $ helm package version-appSuccessfully packaged chart and saved it to: ~/helm-charts/version-app-0.1.0.tgz You can test a packaged chart without uploading it to a repository by using the helm serve command. This command will serve all of the packaged charts found in the current directory and generate an index on the fly: $ helm serveRegenerating index. This may take a moment.Now serving you on 127.0.0.1:8879 You can now try installing your chart by using the local repository: $ helm install local/version-app You can test building an index An Helm repository is just a collection of packaged charts stored in a directory. In order to discover and search the charts and versions available in a particular repository, the Helm client downloads a special index.yaml that includes metadata about each packaged chart and the location it can be downloaded from. In order to generate this index file, we need to copy all the packaged charts that we want in our index to the same directory: cp ~/helm-charts/version-app-0.1.0.tgz ~/helm-repo/ Then, in order to generate the index.yaml file, we use the helm repo index command. You will need to pass the root URL where the packaged charts will be served from. This could be the address of a web server, or on AWS, you might use a S3 bucket: helm repo index ~/helm-repo –url https://helm-repo.example.org The chart index is quite a simple format, listing the name of each chart available, and then providing a list of each version available for each named chart. The index also includes a checksum in order to validate the download of charts from the repository: apiVersion: v1 entries: version-app: – apiVersion: v1 created: 2018-01-10T19:28:27.802896842Z description: A Helm chart for Kubernetes digest: 79aee8b48cab65f0d3693b98ae8234fe889b22815db87861e590276a657912c1 name: version-app urls: – https://helm-repo.example.org/version-app-0.1.0.tgz version: 0.1.0 generated: 2018-01-10T19:28:27.802428278Z The generated index.yaml file for our new chart repository. Once we have created the index.yaml file, it is simply a question of copying your packaged charts and the index file to the host you have chosen to use. If you are using S3, this might look like this: aws s3 sync ~/helm-repo s3://my-helm-repo-bucket In order for Helm to be able to use your repository, your web server (or S3) needs to be correctly configured. The web server needs to serve the index.yaml file with the correct content type header (text/yaml or text/x-yaml). The charts need to be available at the URLs listed in the index. Using your repository Once you have set up the repository, you can configure Helm to use it: helm repo add my-repo https://helm-repo.example.org my-repo has been added to your repositories When you add a repository, Helm validates that it can indeed connect to the URL given and download the index file. You can check this by searching for your chart by using helm search: $ helm search version-app NAME VERSION DESCRIPTION my-repo/version-app 0.1.1 A Helm chart for Kubernetes Thus, in this article you learned how to install Helm, configuring and packaging Helm charts.  It can be used for a wide range of scenarios where you want to deploy resources to a Kubernetes cluster, from providing a simple way for others to install an application you have written on their own clusters, to forming the cornerstone of an internal Platform as a Service within a larger organization. To know more about how to configure your own charts using Helm and to know the organizational patterns for Helm, head over to our book, Kubernetes on AWS. Read Next Elastic launches Helm Charts (alpha) for faster deployment of Elasticsearch and Kibana to Kubernetes Introducing ‘Quarkus’, a Kubernetes native Java framework for GraalVM & OpenJDK HotSpot Pivotal and Heroku team up to create Cloud Native Buildpacks for Kubernetes ==> v1/DeploymentNAME DESIRED CURRENT UP-TO-DATE AVAILABLE AGEmy-slate-kubeslate 2 0 0 0 0scenter_img Helm is a popular tool in the Kubernetes ecosystem that gives us a way of building packages (known as charts) of related Kubernetes objects that can be deployed in a cohesive way to a cluster. It also allows us to parameterize these packages, so they can be reused in different contexts and deployed to the varying environments that the services they provide might be needed in. This article is an excerpt taken from the book Kubernetes on AWS written by Ed Robinson. In this book, you will discover how to utilize the power of Kubernetes to manage and update your applications. In this article, you will learn how to manage complex applications using Kubernetes-based Helm tool. You will start by learning how to install Helm and later on how to configure and package Helm charts. Like Kubernetes, development of Helm is overseen by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. As well as Helm (the package manager), the community maintains a repository of standard charts for a wide range of open source software you can install and run on your cluster. From the Jenkins CI server to MySQL or Prometheus, it’s simple to install and run complex deployments involving many underlying Kubernetes resources with Helm. Installing Helm If you have already set up your own Kubernetes cluster and have correctly configured kubectl on your machine, then it is simple to install Helm. On macOS On macOS, the simplest way to install the Helm client is with Homebrew: $ brew install kubernetes-helm On Linux and Windows Every release of Helm includes prebuilt binaries for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Visit https://github.com/kubernetes/helm/releases to download the version you need for your platform. To install the client, simply unpack and copy the binary onto your path. For example, on a Linux machine you might do the following: $ tar -zxvf helm-v2.7.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz$ mv linux-amd64/helm /usr/local/bin/helm Installing Tiller Once you have the Helm CLI tool installed on your machine, you can go about installing Helm’s server-side component, Tiller. Helm uses the same configuration as kubectl, so start by checking which context you will be installing Tiller onto: $ kubectl config current-contextminikube Here, we will be installing Tiller into the cluster referenced by the Minikube context. In this case, this is exactly what we want. If your kubectl is not currently pointing to another cluster, you can quickly switch to the context you want to use like this: $ kubectl config use-context minikube If you are still not sure that you are using the correct context, take a quick look at the full config and check that the cluster server field is correct: $ kubectl config view –minify=true The minify flag removes any config not referenced by the current context. Once you are happy that the cluster that kubectl is connecting to is the correct one, we can set up Helm’s local environment and install Tiller on to your cluster: $ helm init$HELM_HOME has been configured at /Users/edwardrobinson/.helm.last_img read more