first_imgAvid Records, Oxford’s last remaining vinyl record store, has been forced to close due to a large rent demand from Oxford City Council.The store has been a popular haunt with music lovers, and has been especially popular with students, for over two decades.The store was due to close in 2006 after it was hit with a backdated bill for £21,000. The owners were about to sell the lease and relocate to Bournemouth when the buyer pulled out, and fans have been able to continue to buy records, until now.One first year student at University College told Cherwell24 that it was a “shame”, as he had spent “many an hour” browsing Avid’s vast collections. He lamented the increase in illegally downloaded music via the internet and cited that as the reason why establishments like Avid are becoming all the rarer.However, it is not just students who will feel the loss of Avid Records. Liberal Democrat City Councillor, Patrick Murray, 27, has been visiting the shop for thirteen years and spoke to the Oxford Mail of his sadness at its closure.”It’s such a shame that Avid has closed – it’s been a real Oxford institution since I was a teenager and was my favourite shop.”The council is duty-bound to try to achieve the market rent for its properties, but we don’t want a situation where small traders who add character to the city are driven out because they are being asked for years of backdated rent.””I suppose times change and now if people want to buy vinyl, they will have to buy it over the Internet,” he said.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ In game-deciding points, few would expect a freshman to get the call to step to the service line, get set up for a crucial kill or save a point with a critical dig.At 21-years-old, Ella Saada is not a regular freshman. In some pressure moments this season, the Orange has turned to her to produce, and she has not disappointed.Against Georgia Tech on Oct. 8, she saved a set point with a deft tip over a double-block that landed just out of reach of the diving backline. Against Pittsburgh just five days later, Saada took a Trotter set and placed it into the back corner, hitting the corner of both lines to save another set point.As Syracuse (17-8, 9-3 Atlantic Coast) heads down the home stretch of its season, it has relied on Saada to produce offensively. Her prior experience has made a difference for her mentally and physically as she transitions to college volleyball and student life in the United States. But on the court, it’s her versatility that’s made her an invaluable all-around player for the Orange. Offensively, her 25 aces leda the team and Saada’s 166 kills rank third. Defensively, only libero Belle Sand has more digs than Saada’s 167.“She is not a typical freshman,” SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. “She’s 21, and she’s played all over the world.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs an Israeli citizen raised in Kfar Masaryk, Israel, the government mandated Saada to complete two years of military service starting at age 18. She participated in boot camp and lived with fellow enlistees. She never saw battle, but Saada learned time-management skills and accountability that still informs what she does now on a court.After the Israeli military, Saada played volleyball for the Israeli national team under Arie Selinger, a two-time silver-medalist winning coach, and competed in international tournaments. Then, Saada pursued her dream of living in the United States and spent a year at St. John’s studying and practicing English while living in New York City.“I got a lot from the program, we had a really good coach,” Saada said. “I learned a lot from him.”When Yelin saw his opportunity to add Saada to the team, he wasted no time. Despite never intensely recruiting her, Yelin had done enough research to know that she would be a good fit at Syracuse.“I googled the national team, and I watched a lot of matches that she played,” Yelin said. “You could see skills, you could see experience. We did not know much about her personality. Usually when you’re recruiting kids, you have at least a year to get to know them.”Prior to her commitment, Yelin had never seen Saada play in person. While Saada had not balanced both schoolwork and volleyball in multiple years, she had a goal in mind. After a Skype video call, Yelin felt that Saada was the right fit both on and off the court.“I wanted to get an education, and play volleyball at a good level,” Saada said. “I didn’t just want to get an education and not play volleyball a lot.”Since arriving at SU, Saada has made an immediate impact. Though a right shoulder injury kept her from playing outside hitter for a stretch of games early in the season, she contributed defensively by playing exclusively on the back line. Since Saada’s shoulder has healed and teammate Kendra Lukacs injured her ankle, Saada has returned to outside hitter and embraced a more active role in the SU offense.In the last 10 games, Saada has tallied nine kills per match and has developed into a mainstay in the starting lineup. Whether it’s serving, attacking, or defending, Saada’s all-around performance has paced SU this season.“When we have nervous moments, I feel the younger players are more stressed,” Saada said. “But I’m more calm.”Once playing on the world’s biggest stages, ACC volleyball is not quite as intimidating, even for a freshman. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgYou know the feeling you get when your 2-year mobile contract is up and you start thinking about what kind of new smartphone or tablet you can justify buying? It’s almost like being a kid in November knowing Christmas is coming soon.That was how I felt as the service contract for my Motorola Xoom tablet was set to expire in January. I thought I wanted an iPad this time, but the cost seemed too high.  Even though I am a long-time Verizon customer and I was “upgrading” at the end of my Verizon contract, there was no discount offered on the device. I didn’t see a way to make it happen.Until one came along.Flush With CashSome unexpected checks came in to my business. A client that hadn’t paid in a while brought their payables up to date. A big project we’d just completed paid early. So we brought up the idea of buying an iPad for all three members of our team (we had done without a Holiday bonus last year).But which iPad? A friend – and certified Apple fanatic – had recommended the 32GB iPad with retina display and 4G cellular service. He called it the gateway to Apple fandom. We had a spare 45 minutes before a lunch appointment, and being a spontaneous bunch, we decided to check out tablets for ourselves at a local store. We had no intention to buy so we headed to a the nearest one, which happened to be an AT&T store.The minute we walked in the door a salesperson approached. I waved him off, saying we were just looking. He hovered anyway.We compared the iPad mini to the full-size version and decided we needed the bigger tablet, just as my friend had suggested. But the cost – $729.99 – seemed too high. That just seemed unjustifiable.But suddenly, good things started happening. Related Posts rieva lesonsky How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How to Get Started in China and Have Success $100 Off Was An Unexpected TreatThe salesman, sensing my mix of desire and reluctance, offered to take $100 off the price!That was not expected – especially after my Verizon conversation. I was tempted, but smelling the chance for a deal, I shifted into flea-market mode (I spent a lot of time in my teen years with my dad selling men’s shirts — he owned a men’s clothing store — at a Long Island flea market). I asked the salesman what he could do for us if we bought three iPads?He offered $100 off each device. No better than for one.My significant other says I’m a sucker for a bargain — even if it’s not really a good deal. So I decided that wasn’t good enough. “Is there anything else you can do?” I asked sweetly, expecting nothing.Service Credits Count, TooBut he surprised us and offered an additional $300 credit on mobile service for the three devices. The $600 savings had me hooked, but then, I’m an easy mark.I turned to my far more thrifty and level-headed partner for an opinion. (I felt like I was in an “of course we should buy the timeshare in Hawaii” mode.) She thought for about 30 seconds… and agreed. She reasoned that the $600 savings was nearly equivalent to a whole free iPad.Of course we couldn’t stop there. We also bought keyboard cases (we are writers after all) for all three iPads and their associated 2-year contracts. So the store made made back some of the discount before we walked out the door.Lessons Learned Worth More Than The SavingsIs this the way responsible business owners should make purchasing decisions? Probably not.But there are some worthwhile lessons for entrepreneurs here:Do your homework before you set foot in a store or go to a website to make a purchase. That way even if you do make an impulse buy, at least you’ll be making a more informed decision.Be open to doing business with vendors you haven’t worked with before.It’s OK to play hard to get, and don’t be afraid to haggle.On the flip side, it’s a good idea to empower your own salespeople to make quick decisions to close the deal. We never would have bought the iPads if the AT&T salesman hadn’t offered the discounts.After only three days of using my iPad, I love it. It’s intuitive, easy-to use, and could indeed be a gateway device turning me into a tablet junkie.AT&T Store image courtesy of Jason Dunn. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Tags:#AT&T#e-commerce#iPad#verizon last_img read more

first_imgIndian wrestleer Lalita poses with her silver medalIndian wrestlers Lalita and Bijneesh Bajrang had to settle for silver medals after both lost their gold medal bouts comprehensively. While Lalita was pinned in just 31 seconds by her Nigerian opponent Adekuoroye, Bajrang was beaten 12-1 by Canadian opponent Tremblay.Indian wrestler Satywart Kadian also secured a silver medal as he lost the final bout to Canada’s Arjun Gill in Men’s Freestyle 97kg.Wrestler Sakshi Malik is still in the fray for the men’s 97kg and women’s 58kg respcetively.Bajrang had ensured his final berth after beating Amas Daniel of Nigeria 3-2 in a hard-fought semifinal bout.Bajrang, the 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, was 0-2 down in the first minute of the semifinal bout but made a superb comeback to take a 5-2 lead after the first period of three minutes and then maintained his lead till the end.Bajrang had earlier defeated Sasha Madyarchyk of England inside the three-minute mark in his opening bout at the SECC before overpowering South Africa’s Marno Plaatjies 4-1 in the quarterfinal.In the semifinal, Bajrang floored Amas Daniel of Nigeria 3-1 to advance to the gold medal bout, where he will face David Tremblay of Canada later today.In the men’s 97kg category, Kadian started his campaign on a resounding note and took less than two minutes to overpower Uduwila Manjula of Sri Lanka to storm into the quarterfinals.The referee stopped the bout in 1:45 min of the first period after Kadian led by 10 points. Kadian, the 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist, won the bout 4-0.advertisementKadian then defeated Soso Tamarau of Nigeria 3-1 to advance to the semifinals, where he got the better of Englishman Leon Rattigan 3-1 to seal his place in the title clash, where Arjun Gill of Canada awaits him.Meanwhile in women’s competition, Lalita hardly had to break a sweat to enter the 53kg final as she overpowered home favourite Shannon Hawke of Scotland 5-0.Earlier in the day, Lalita entered the semifinals after an identical 4-0 win over South African Mpho Madi in a lospided quarterfinal contest. The referee stopped the bout in the first period itself after the Indian led 10-0 on technical points.Lalita will take on Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final later tonight.Sakshi, however, had to fight hard before winning her semifinal bout against Braxton Rei Stone of Canada 8-5 on technical points.Sakshi was leading 8-0 at the end of the first period of three minutes and it looked like that the Indian would end the bout by taking another two points. But Stone fought back and pocketed five points in the second period to keep the contest alive.Sakshi did not allow her opponent to take further points and survived a tense few seconds to make it to the final.Earlier, Sakshi, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships bronze medallist, beat Edwige Eyia Ngono of Cameroon 4-0 in a lopsided quarterfinal contest. She will play another Nigerian Aminat Adeniyi in the final.Another woman grappler, Navjot Kaur too has a chance of bagging a medal for India as he takes on Scotland’s Sarah Jones in the bronze medal play-off bout.last_img read more

The NBA playoffs are finally upon us, and like the 16 teams vying for the Larry O’Brien trophy, we’ve come prepared — not with basketball skills, mind you,1We shudder to think about what the advanced metrics would say about a FiveThirtyEight pickup team. but with graphics and numbers. Using the latest (postseason-optimized) version of FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings, we simulated the playoff bracket 10,000 times, counting how often each team won its first-round series (as well as tracking which teams won the NBA title most often). We also put together charts highlighting each team’s key players, along with their multiyear predictive Real Plus-Minus2This is a slightly different statistic than the RPM you can find at because it uses data from seasons prior to 2014-15. We like the multiyear version because, among individual player statistics, it is the best predictor of future team outcomes. ratings, plus a comparison of both teams’ strengths and weaknesses according to the four factors of basketball. (Note that in some of our write-ups below, we use single-season RPM, so those numbers will be slightly different than the multiyear RPM we list in the charts.) So get settled in, maybe throw some chalk in the air, and enjoy the brutal, glorious two-month journey that is the road to the NBA championship. Derrick Rose is back in time for the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Bulls, he’s not the Derrick Rose of four seasons ago, the one who won the MVP award and led the Bulls to their only conference finals since Michael Jordan’s second retirement. Since then, Rose, slowed by injuries, has played just 100 regular-season games and one playoff game. Now he is the only Bulls starter who rates below league average. That’s not enough to make Milwaukee the favorite in this series. Two Bucks starters are below league average, and Milwaukee will have trouble scoring with an offense that is well below league average. The Bulls should win this series — and enjoy the win, because in half of our simulations of the playoffs, they go out in the next round, most likely to LeBron James and the Cavs. — Carl Bialik Eastern ConferenceThe Brooklyn Nets will not win the NBA championship. No, really: We ran 10,000 simulations of the playoffs, and the Nets were the only team to never win it all. They have only a 10 percent chance of moving on from their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. This is among the most lopsided matchups of the first round. The Nets, ranked No. 22 in FiveThirtyEight’s Power Ratings, are by far the worst team to make the postseason. With their 38-44 record and -2.9 point differential (the only playoff team in red), the Nets are lucky they’re in the Eastern Conference — further momentum for reform to the NBA’s postseason structure.Atlanta is coming off a franchise-record 60-win regular season; this should be a cakewalk for the Hawks (even after losing defensive stalwart Thabo Sefolosha to injury after a run-in with the NYPD). Atlanta is well-balanced: +2.9 points per 100 possessions on offense and +2.0 on defense. The Nets have a pedestrian offense (+1.1) but are a disaster on defense: At -4.7, their defensive rating is the fifth-worst in the league. If the Nets avoid a sweep, it’ll be an achievement. — Andrew Flowers With the latest FiveThirtyEight Power Ratings ranking the Spurs and Clippers as second and fourth, respectively, this matchup is one of the most compelling first-round matchups in recent memory.The defending champion Spurs enter this tournament as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference — far lower than the No. 2 seed they could have had if they had won their final game against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Despite that loss, they had a 21-4 record over their last 25 games, reasserting that they’re contenders despite a 19-18 stretch in the middle of the season.The story of their year has been the breakout of last year’s surprise finals MVP and zero-time All-Star Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs went 46-18 with him in the lineup, with an average margin of victory of 7.8 points per game — which would be second to Golden State’s 10.0 and matches the 7.8 they put up last year. Leonard’s 2014-15 Real Plus-Minus of 8.35 was second in basketball behind Stephen Curry’s, ahead of well-known small forward LeBron James’s. Oh, and he led the league in steals per game.The Clippers are no slouches, either — their SRS3SRS is a team’s margin of victory, adjusted for its strength of schedule. of 6.8 is second-highest in the league behind Golden State’s 10.0 (San Antonio is third, with 6.34). They’ve now won either 56 or 57 games in every full season of the Chris Paul/Blake Griffin era, yet their dynamic duo has not made it past the conference semifinals.Although the Clippers have home-court advantage, the FiveThirtyEight simulations give the Spurs the edge, with a 53 percent chance of advancing. In fact, despite being projected to play any Game 7 from here on out on the road, San Antonio has the third-best chance of winning the championship, at 12 percent. The model gives the Clippers the fourth-best chance, at 8 percent. — Benjamin Morris It’s current MVP contender versus aging MVP winner (but the current contender is the one with the beard). James Harden versus Dirk Nowitzki. The Beard led the league in WAR, according to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus metrics. With Harden, Houston has the edge — a 66 percent chance of prevailing, according to FiveThirtyEight’s projections. Beyond Harden’s consistency, the Rockets have otherwise ridden the injury luck roller coaster. They enter the playoffs having lost two important starters: versatile big man Donatas Motiejunas and the feisty defender Patrick Beverley at the point. On the other hand, Dwight Howard has returned after missing half the season. The Rockets will need him to maintain their solid +3.2 defensive rating.For the Mavs, it’s been a tale of two seasons. After surprising the league with a hot start, Dallas stagnated after the All-Star break, going 14-13. In FiveThirtyEight’s latest NBA Power Ratings, the Mavs rated as the worst of the Western Conference teams to make the playoffs — even behind the No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans. — Andrew Flowers Portland won fewer games than Memphis (51 to 55) during the regular season, but because the Blazers won the comparatively weak Northwest division, they are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and the Grizzlies are the No. 5. But that seed advantage isn’t worth much. Since the Blazers had fewer wins, they will still be on the road for four of their seven potential games against Memphis. Making matters even more complicated, this series is so close that the question of home court could end up making all the difference. Only a tenth of a rating point separates them in our most recent power rankings. Our model gives the Grizzlies a 54 percent probability of winning, but that number would flip around to 53 percent for Portland if the Blazers had home court. Of course, the Grizzlies earned their home-court advantage by winning more games (against a tougher schedule, no less), and this arrangement is good for Portland, too — a 46 percent chance against Memphis is preferable to a 24 percent chance versus the Clippers, which is who they’d face if the conference were seeded purely by record. But this inverted 4-versus-5 matchup is another example of how convoluted and arbitrary the seeding process is in the NBA. And it’s another argument that the league should perhaps just ditch divisions (if not conferences) entirely. — Neil Paine You might think the Celtics should just be happy to be here. After all, in late February, they only had a 12 percent probability of making the playoffs, according to the FiveThirtyEight NBA Power Ratings. But rather than merely showing up, getting their souvenir T-shirt and accepting a first-round loss, Boston could give LeBron James and the mighty Cavaliers more trouble than they bargained for. While we can’t derive much meaning from the Celtics’ combined 216-168 margin over Cleveland in their two April matchups — the Cavs were mostly resting their key players — Boston is solid at both ends of the floor, with a great group of guards and a lot of depth. Over the course of the entire season, they were better offensively (relative to the league) than the Cavs’ defense was, and that only includes a few months of Isaiah Thomas. Our model says the Celtics are still unlikely to pull the upset, but they have the ingredients to be much more of a pest than they seemed to be a few months ago. — Neil Paine Western ConferenceEach team is led by one of the best players in basketball: Stephen Curry on Golden State and Anthony Davis on New Orleans. So why do we think Golden State has a 92 percent chance to advance? Because Curry is better, and has much better teammates. Draymond Green, a top contender for Defensive Player of the Year, rates higher than Davis in the Real Plus-Minus player ratings we’re using from Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. Warriors sub Andre Iguodala would be the second-best Pelican. But this might not be a sweep: In their two games against Golden State in New Orleans, the Pelicans won once and forced overtime in the other. But Golden State’s formidable offense should dominate the Pelicans’ subpar D. The Warriors look a lot more like a team for the ages — with an impressive 48 percent chance of winning it all — than like first-round upset fodder. (We were a little stunned by that 48 percent number, but gives the Warriors about the same odds.) — Carl Bialik This series features two teams that started out the season looking like they might be the next big thing (at least in the Eastern Conference). The fourth-seeded Toronto Raptors began the season 7-1 and made it all the way to 24-7 before a four-game losing streak started their 25-26 finish — with their final record only a one-win improvement on last year. The Wizards started out 4-1 and made it to 19-6, but have been 27-30 since, ultimately improving on last season’s 44-win campaign by just two wins.Both teams are led by All-Star point guards, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Washington’s John Wall, with Lowry making the All-Star team for the first time in the eighth year of his career (his third with the Raptors). ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus for this season ranks them as the fourth- and sixth-best point guards in 2015. Lowry performed a little worse than last year; his RPM dipped slightly from 4.3 to 4.1 and his WAR (wins above replacement) dipped from 11.6 to 9.4. But for Wall, 2014-15 was a big improvement on the year before: His 4.7 RPM and 12.1 WAR were both up from 2.2 and 8.3 last year, respectively.The FiveThirtyEight simulations give the Raptors a 60 percent chance of winning this series but don’t see either team as a championship contender. They give the Raptors a 1 percent chance of winning the title and the Wizards an even smaller chance. In the 10,000 simulations we ran, the Raptors or Wizards won the championship only 108 times, the fewest of any of the eight first-round matchups. — Benjamin Morris read more

first_imgThe Bangladesh High Commission celebrated Bangladesh at the Indian Habitat Centre in the Capital from Thursday to Friday. The numerous people who filled the stein auditorium experienced not only one form of expression but many. Together, at the same time, we were all a part of poetry, music, dance, drama, recitation, expressions and Tagore! The Commission had gathered a rather gifted troupe from Shadhona, led by prominent dance proponent, Lubna Mariam from Dhaka showcasing the brilliance of the Bengali performing traditions from Bangladesh for the evenings! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The first day of the event saw From Finite to Infinite: The Spirit of Bangladesh. From Finite to Infinite, or Atma theke Paramatrna, was a presentation of the mystic musical- dancing traditions of Bangladesh which inherently believe that the finite body has the potential to realize the infinite creative principle through earthly practices. Through centuries these practices have empowered the common man to think beyond the normative confines of sectarian beliefs. The performances, including Buddhist Charya, Vaishnava Manipuri, Brahrro and Baul, give a historical perspective of the traditions, through music and dance; while reflecting the essence of the spirit of Bangladesh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn the second day we had Towards Light or Alor pane praner chawla. It is a geeti-nritya alekhya, or presentation through words and movements, that describes the, almost, indescribable journey of our prana, or life force, towards the illuminating light of gyaan or knowledge. It was based on excerpts of songs and poems by Rabindranath Tagore, who himself was continuously journeying towards enlightenment. Lubna Marium — aesthete, danseuse, dance pioneer, teacher, choreographer and impresario is a pioneering figure in the contemporary South Asian cultural scenario. Daughter of illustrious parents Colonel Quazi Nooruzzaman and Professor Sultana Zaman, Lubna Marium has dedicated a lifetime to the promotion of culture, particularly dance and other performing arts. She is the director of Shadhona — a center for promotion of South Asian performing arts, and principal of Kalpataru — a school of dance, music and arts in Dhaka.  Shadhona has done some pioneering work in reviving almost extinct dance/martial arts forms – Lathi Khela and Charya dance. Lubna Marium in an interview says, ‘at Shadhona, we have been working on a folk-narrative, and needed movements that better express the narrative. That started me off on a search for indigenous dance forms. I was astonished to find, in Bangladesh, some beautiful performing traditions which included vibrant dance forms – Padmar Nachon, Lathikhela, Jari. We couldn’t just learn these traditions and ignore the practitioners who have nurtured and preserved them with almost no patronage. Thus the ‘Robi Cholo Lathi Kheli’ project started. Similarly, we are working on a Buddhist narrative, which incorporates the ancient “Charyapada” lyrics. Again, I went a-searching and found Charya Nritya – a tantric dance which has its own set of hand-gestures. This led me to researching into the origins of our language of hand-movements. In fact, my interest is in the entire gamut of work dealing with the body-mind connection, on which practices like ‘yoga’ are based.’ Bangladesh of course gave its best! And let’s say, Delhi welcomed Bangladesh with warm hearts.last_img read more

first_imgThe Python Software Foundation and JetBrains conducted a Python survey to find the latest trends, usage, adoption in the Python community. There were more than 20,000 participants from over 150 countries. The Python Developers Survey 2018 was conducted for the second time in collaboration after the first one in 2017. Language usage From the Python survey, 84% of the developers stated that they use it as their primary language while the other 16% used it as a secondary language. This is up from the 79% of developers using Python as primary from 2017. About 50% of Python users also use JavaScript while other languages like C/ C++, Java, and C# are used lesser than 2017. Bash/Shell is also being used more by Python developers. Python uses 60% of the respondents said that they use Python for both work and personal uses. 21% exclusively for personal, educational or side projects and 19% for work. 58% of Python users use the language for data analysis which is 8% more than last year. 52% use Python for web development and 43% for DevOps/system administration. Machine learning uses also saw an uptick of 7% and stands at 38%. In general, Python is used in data analysis applications more than for Web Development. The above numbers where multiple areas were available as choices. When there was only a single response available, web development was the most popular answer with 27%. Data analysis stood at 17% and machine learning at 11%. Interestingly, if you consider ‘ data science’ data analysis and machine learning combined then most Python users are in this area totaling 28%. Python versions in use Python 3 is seeing larger adoption with 84% compared to 75% from 2017. Python 2 stands at 16% and will lose support from the core team next year. Major libraries are already dropping support for Python 2. Frameworks and libraries In web frameworks, Flask and Django were the most popular with 47% and 45%. In data science packages, NumPy was the most used with 62%. pandas and Matplotlib stand at 51% and 46%. To know more in-depth results of the Python survey, you can visit the JetBrains website. Read next pandas will drop support for Python 2 this month with pandas 0.24 Python steering council election results are out for January 2019 Python 3.8.0 alpha 1 is now available for testinglast_img read more