Swatch Internet Time (or beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 by the Swatch corporation as part of their marketing campaign for their line of "Beat" watches.
Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided up into 1000 parts called ".beats". Each .beat is equal to one decimal minute in the French Revolutionary decimal time system and lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds (86.4 seconds) in standard time. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes.
There are no time zones in Swatch Internet Time; instead, the new time scale of Biel Meantime (BMT) is used, based on Swatch's headquarters in Biel, Switzerland and equivalent to Central European Time, West Africa Time, and UTC+01. Unlike civil time in Switzerland and many other countries, Swatch Internet Time does not observe daylight saving time.
Swatch Internet Time was announced on October 23, 1998, in a ceremony at the Junior Summit '98, attended by Nicolas G. Hayek, President and CEO of the Swatch Group, G.N. Hayek, President of Swatch Ltd., and Nicholas Negroponte, founder and then-director of the MIT Media Lab. During the Summit, Swatch Internet Time became the official time system for Nation1, an online country (supposedly) created and run by children.
Beat reporting, also known as specialized reporting, is a genre of journalism that can be described as the craft of in-depth reporting on a particular issue, sector, organization or institution over time.
Beat reporters build up a base of knowledge on and gain familiarity with the topic, allowing them to provide insight and commentary in addition to reporting straight facts. Generally, beat reporters will also build up a rapport with sources that they visit again and again, allowing for trust to build between the journalist and his/her source of information. This distinguishes them from other journalists who might cover similar stories from time to time.
Journalists become invested in the beats they are reporting for, and become passionate about mastering that beat. Beat reporters often deal with the same sources day after day, and must return to those sources regardless of their relationship with them. Those sources may or may not be pleased with the reporting of the reporters. It is pertinent that beat reporters contact their sources quickly, obtain all necessary information, and write on deadline.
NewportHarbor’s James Eadie watches the ball float over the net from a Corona del Mar player’s hit in a SurfLeague boys volleyball match at Corona del Mar High on Thursday, May 6, 2021 ... Newport Harbor volleyball players explode after beating Corona del Mar in a Surf League boys volleyball match at Corona del Mar High on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Nate Hayes beat out a double-play ball with one out to keep the game going before Spencer Dietz singled and Matt Demski was hit by a pitch to load the bases ...HarborCreek beat Fairview 5-3, and North East knocked off Seneca 7-6 to shake up the Region 3 standings ... North East is in second at 8-4, followed by Seneca at 7-4 and Harbor Creek at 8-5.
Audubon (7-0) ...The Dragons picked up a statement win over GCIT as well as one against Egg Harbor, beating two of the other large-school contenders ... The Wildcats scored four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to come back for a 6-5 win over Middle Township, edged Egg Harbor, 2-1, and exploded for six runs in the seventh to defeat Ocean City, 6-0 ... .
The SouthJersey squad just played its closest game on Monday, beating Egg Harbor, 9-4 ...It’s difficult to beat a team that wins faceoff possession almost 90 percent of the time, and that’s precisely what Towson-bound junior Joe Meidling has done by claiming 88 percent of his draws so far while also contributing 11 goals and six assists.
Patrick Mulranen. OCEANCITY — After a late-game surge, St. Joseph Academy softball coach Les Olson earned his 300th career victory Wednesday ... “The girls did a good job (Wednesday) ... St ... Joseph ... J ... “I knew this was going to be a good game coming in, because they wanted to beat us,” Veneziale said ... Joseph beat a tough Egg Harbor Township team 2-1 on Monday ... .
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Justin Thomas just finished beating himself up once again for his putting woes before he walked to the practice area with his dad/coach, Mike, and caddie, Jimmy Johnson. For about 30 minutes, he worked on his irons, his driver and, finally, his putting ...It’s about here you might expect to read the No ... Gallery. Photos ... View 28 photos.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Keegan Bradley’s putter has been his friend of late, but nothing beats not having to use your putter. Bradley knocked in a gap wedge from 115 yards at the uphill par-4 ninth, his final hole of the day, for an eagle and a walk-off finish to remember. “I turned a good day into a great day,” Bradley said ... It was a blast.” ... Putting ... List.
Adam Baggeta (32) of Fountain Valley beats the throw back ... Bryce Blaser (4) of NewportHarbor beats the throw to first baseman Blake Wentz (44) of Fountain Valley in an attempted pick-off during a baseball game at Fountain Valley High in Fountain Valley on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
HarborHigh third baseman Jackson Gifford slices a two-run single against Scotts Valley in the teams' SCCAL baseball game Thursday ... Harbor High right fielder Dylan Bettencourt beats out an infield single as Scotts Valley first baseman Matt Morrison extends for the throw in SCCAL baseball action on Thursday ... Harbor was equally aggressive on the bases.