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.
1 (score not available) and Zaretsky beat Emma Dyc O’Neal 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 at No ... At Harbor 1, Pajaro Valley 1 ... Grizzlies star senior JasminCastillo beat three Harbor defenders in the penalty area and scored the first goal in the 63rd minute ... Soquel, Scotts Valley, PCS, Kirby at Harbor ... Soquel, Scotts Valley, PCS, Kirby at Harbor.
ERIE TIMES-NEWS DISTRICT 10 BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STARS ... --- ... Sam Howell, HarborCreek, Sr ... --- ... --- ... Sam Howell — Harbor Creek — Sr ... CodySmith — Harbor Creek — Sr ... RyanWhitman — Harbor Creek — Sr ... Harbor Creek ... Sam Howell, Harbor Creek ... The Ramblers beat the Raiders 69-49 to win the PIAAClass 5A basketball championship.
The first three innings featured a pitchers' duel as Maddie Hess of Villa struck out eight in three scoreless innings and McDowell's Alivia Soule had six before Kelly, the younger sister of HarborCreek baseball standout Aidan Kelly, changed things ... Harbor Creek uses strong pitching, big defensive plays to beat Cathedral Prep.
Beating a rival like Harbor Springs certainly qualifies and that’s exactly what the Rayders did Monday night, sending a collection of Rayder maroon and white for a victory treat. Charlevoix's AnnaKate Smith (left) works with the ball as Harbor Springs' Sierra Kruzel (right) runs in ... Harbor Springs will next head to Boyne City for a 5 p.m.
8 in Division 2, beat rival Bonita 11-10 in 8 innings, and then beat California 15-2 ...The Vikings earned their biggest win of the season going on the road and beating Etiwanda 14-7, and then beat Pasadena, 10-1 ... 10 in Division 2, beat Whittier Christian 6-2 in their only game last week.
And we quickly learned a second installment would be necessary ... There likely will be even more trails to tackle ... Hours ... Can’t beat a custard from the nearby Culver’s.Palm Harbor/Dunedin ... John Chesnut's ParkLoop features a 2.7-mile paved loop in Palm Harbor ... 2200East Lake Rd., Palm Harbor, Florida, 34685 ... 3725 Desoto Blvd., Palm Harbor, Florida, 34683 ... .
Sam Reynolds pitched the distance for the Titans (1-2), striking out nine and allowing only three hits and one walk ...TC West hosts Kalkaska on Wednesday ... TC West 6, Ludington 2; TC West 7, Harbor Springs 1 ... HS); 3S AnnaChilds went 1-1, beating Harbor 6-0, 6-2 and losing in three sets 6-7 (1), 6-0, 6-10 against Ludington.TCSF 1-2 in Ann Arbor tri ... 1 ... 1.
The weather is getting warmer and we’re more than ready for some softball ... Egg Harbor Township ... But Egg Harbor showed it might have been a contender again when it won Vineland’s Last Out Tournament last summer, beating a Fighting Clan team that expected to be one of the group’s top contenders ... Hightstown ... Kingsway ... This will still be a contender ... .
NEWPORT BEACH – NewportHarbor rallied for six runs in the final two innings to beat La Habra 9-8 on Thursday in a Newport Elks Tournament game at Newport Harbor High. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and the score tied, Jackson Gilles drew a walk to bring in the game-winning run for Newport Harbor (5-2).