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first_imgMan Utd would consider buyout clause for Pogba’s new contractby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United would consider including a buyout clause in Paul Pogba’s new contract.The Times says talks between the two parties commenced on Tuesday morning.However, it’s suggested any agreement would be based on an acceptance Pogba will eventually leave.Tied to United until 2021, the aim for the club would be to maintain his transfer value.And as a gesture of goodwill, United would be willing to include a buyout clause in the new deal so preventing them from blocking a departure. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img


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first_imgMarcus Posley layup wins it for St. Bonaventure.St. Bonaventure defeated No, 18 VCU today, 73-71 at home, in dramatic fashion. The Bonnies’ junior guard Marcus Posley went off the dribble and beat the final buzzer with an off-balance scoop shot off the glass, igniting a wild celebration. Here’s a look at the finish, which was Posley’s second game-winning buzzer-beater of the week.What a win for St. Bonaventure. They led the entire game, only to have VCU tie it up with 16 seconds remaining. Then, you have that finish. Also, check out the beginnings of an epic court rush at the end of the Vine. The Bonnies’ fans absolutely flooded the playing area in a matter of seconds. Quality stuff.last_img


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first_imgVANCOUVER – A look at some key developments from Day 25 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:Liberals:— Liberal Leader Christy Clark’s bid to ban or tax thermal coal received a boost as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would “seriously” consider her suggestion.— Clark is defending a little-known tax rebate program meant to attract international business, which TD Bank used to claim a $2.8-million refund that a court says the province must consider after it first rejected the claim over a missed deadline.— Clark says the International Business Activity Act has created more revenue than it has cost and it’s aimed at luring companies to B.C. after it came under more scrutiny this week when a newspaper report looked at its effectiveness as a job creator.NDP:— The NDP says people deserve answers about the international business activity program because it allows unnamed corporations to receive an unknown amount of taxpayer money with no discernible benefits for B.C.— NDP Leader John Horgan is taking aim at Green voters, appealing to them to back his party to oust the Liberals from power.— Horgan says the New Democrats have much in common with the Greens, including support to reform the electoral system, reducing greenhouse gases and opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.Greens:— Green Leader Andrew Weaver stopped by at an NDP event to challenge to the party’s bid for Green voters.— Weaver says Horgan’s comments smack of voter suppression.— He says he is trying to inspire voters and criticized the Liberals and NDP for running negative ad campaigns that turn off voters to the point they don’t cast a ballot.last_img read more


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first_imgCanadian talent nominated at the 89th Academy AwardsHoward Barish, co-producer (13th), Documentary (Feature)Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival), Sound EditingBernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye (Arrival), Sound MixingRyan Gosling (La La Land), Actor in a Leading RoleShawn Levy, co-producer (Arrival), Best PictureTheodore Ushev (Blind Vaysha), Short Film (Animated), National Film Board of CanadaPatrice Vermette (Arrival), Production DesignDenis Villeneuve (Arrival), DirectingAbout Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Facebook “On behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Canadian Oscar nominees. This recognition of Canadian talent and creativity shines brightly on the world stage,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada.“Over the last 50 years, Telefilm Canada has grown with the Canadian audiovisual industry, which has matured into a vital sector of activity at home and abroad. We are proud of the talent that our industry has developed, and continues to develop, as today’s Oscar nominations clearly demonstrates.“Canadians around the country have much to be proud of today and I wish the very best of luck to all the Canadians who are in the running for an Oscar this year.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


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first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A set of 911 calls from a man who police say shot three co-workers at an Albuquerque warehouse starts with him saying he opened fire at the food distribution centre and that he had been hearing voices in his head.Police say three men were wounded in the shooting Monday.In the 911 recordings released Wednesday, the last thing 30-year-old Waid Anthony Melton says is that he’ll meet police at a designated point in New Mexico’s largest city. Then the call cuts out.Police say Melton later shot and killed himself Monday night, hours after the attack at the Ben E. Keith warehouse.Police say a female friend Melton picked up after the shooting and who was with him as he spoke on the phone with an officer was not harmed.Mary Hduetz, The Associated Presslast_img


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first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The provincial government wants to make B.C. drivers pay ICBC premiums that more fairly reflect the risk they represent on the roads.ICBC‘s current rate structure is more than 30 years old. It is built around ensuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allows discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes.The structure has resulted in British Columbians with crash-free, clean driving records subsidizing bad drivers, including those with multiple accidents. B.C. Attorney General David Eby explained the submission ICBC is making to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) will include revenue-neutral proposals aimed at levelling that playing field. “We want to modernize ICBC so that British Columbians pay according to their crash history, driving records and level of risk, and take responsibility for their driving habits,” said Eby.  “It’s only fair.”“Right now, the system is broken. A driver with no crashes could be paying the same premium as a driver with three at-fault crashes in a year. We heard from British Columbians that their insurance rates need to be fair and we agree. Good drivers shouldn’t have to continue paying more to cover the costs for those who cause crashes or present a higher risk on our roads.”The proposed changes align with the feedback the government received from nearly 35,000 British Columbians on how to make insurance fair. Proposed changes to basic insurance include: Moving to a driver-based model, so that at-fault crashes are tied to the driver and not the person who owns the vehicle.Increasing insurance discounts for drivers with up to 40 years of driving experience, up from the current limit of nine years.New discounts available for vehicles with original, manufacturer-installed automatic emergency braking technology and for vehicles driven less than 5,000 kilometres per year.Basic insurance discounts for inexperienced drivers will be adjusted to better reflect their risk.At-fault crashes will have a larger impact on the premium a driver pays.Rate classes and territories data will be updated for the first time in more than 10 years to reflect significant changes in traffic density, population growth and changes in the urban infrastructure.An increase to the Driver Penalty Point (DPP) and Driver Risk Premium (DRP) programs of 20% in fall 2018 and 20% in fall 2019, as previously announced.“The changes we are proposing are the most significant updates to how ICBC‘s basic insurance premiums are set in more than 30 years,” said ICBC’s Board Chair Joy MacPhail. “When British Columbians were asked for their feedback on this topic, one message came out loud and clear, lower-risk drivers shouldn’t be paying the same as some high-risk drivers.”As part of these changes, ICBC is proposing a “transition cap” that limits how much the premium can change annually based on a customer’s driving record and at-fault crash history. Most customers will fully transition to their new basic premium within three years under the proposed changes.The B.C. government has directed ICBC to file an application with the BCUC by Aug. 15, 2018. Subject to approval, the changes would come into effect September 2019. Separately, the government has also directed ICBC to move the timing of its basic insurance rate application to the BCUC from late August to December to align any rate change with the other product changes already announced.last_img read more


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first_imgKharar (Punjab): In a sensational murder, a senior health official was shot dead at point blank range at her office in Punjab’s Kharar by a man who later pumped a bullet into himself, police said. The official, Neha Shorie, was posted with the Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory in Kharar and dealth with licensing in Mohali and Ropar districts, they said.The accused, Balwinder Singh of Morinda, entered her office and fired three bullets from his licensed revolver at Shorie at around 11.40 am, a police official said. After firing bullets at the health officer, the accused tried to flee the spot on his motorcycle but was caught, the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”The people nearby caught hold of him. After being held, he initially tried to threaten those who had caught hold of him by pointing his revolver towards them but when he found he was trapped, he fired at himself, the official added. The Kharar DSP, who reached the spot, took the accused to custody. Singh is undergoing treatment at PGIMER, Chandigarh, and is in a critical state, police said. A case of murder was registered and a probe initiated, they said. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused was running a chemist shop in Morinda and in 2009, Shorie, who was then posted as District Drugs Inspector in Ropar, raided his store and reportedly recovered intoxicant drugs from there, following which she had cancelled his drugs licence. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThough the motive of the cold blooded murder was not yet confirmed, it is believed that the accused was nursing a grudge against the health officer since his drugs licence was cancelled. The accused had got the new arms license of a .32 bore revolver a couple of months back. Even as the model code of conduct imposed for the Lok Sabha polls since March 11 required every licensed weapon to be deposited with the police station concerned, he was still possessing his arms, which he used to commit the crime. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure speedy probe into the killing of Shorie. The chief minister ordered prompt investigation into the matter and ensured that the accused will be given exemplary punishment. He said that no one would be allowed to interfere or intimidate any public servant in the discharge of their duties. After the incident, the Opposition SAD and AAP trained guns at the Congress government in Punjab, alleging that law and order had broken down and even officials were not safe inside their offices.last_img read more


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first_imgNew Delhi: Japan’s Softbank is reportedly looking to make a $2-3 billion investment in India’s fastest-growing telecom firm Reliance Jio as billionaire Mukesh Ambani looks to deleverage business by selling stakes. This comes on the back of reports of Saudi giant Aramco in discussions to buy a 25 per cent stake in Reliance Industries’ refining and petrochemical business for $10-15 billion. “Softbank has long been seen as a potential investor in Jio,” JPMorgan said in a research report. “For the past 2 years, our conversations with investors have highlighted expectations of Softbank investing in Jio and hence the news flow is not surprising.” It, however, remains to be seen how much money does Softbank actually put in, what the implied equity valuation is and if the e-commerce venture is included in the Jio entity. It was reported that SoftBank’s Vision fund is currently undertaking due diligence to buy a stake in Jio Infocomm, which in September 2016 launched pure play fourth-generation or 4G technology-based telecom services and within a span of two years have become India’s third largest telecom company with highest monthly subscriber additions. Both Reliance and SoftBank spokespersons declined to comment on the matter. “In our view, for a meaningful de-leveraging, investors would likely want to see an equity inflow of more than $5 billion from a single investor or a combination of investors,” JPMorgan said valuing Jio at $50 billion. It, however, put implied equity value at $25 billion. Reliance Retail was valued at an implied equity value of $35 billion.last_img read more


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first_imgTRIPOLI – Dozens of demonstrators gathered in central Tripoli on Friday to protest against Libya’s General National Congress extending its mandate until the end of 2014.An AFP correspondent said the protesters gathered in Martyrs Square to chant slogans against Monday’s move.In July 2012 Libyans chose the GNC in their first free election after rebels overthrew and killed Moamer Kadhafi, ending his 40-year dictatorship. The body was given 18 months to steer the country through the political transition towards general elections, to be held after a constitution was adopted.Under that timetable, the mandate of the GNC, Libya’s highest political authority, was due to expire in February.But on Monday GNC spokesman Omar Hmeidan said the assembly had accepted the “principle… to fix the end of the mandate for December 24, 2014 to hand over power to another legislative body.”On Friday the demonstrators chanted “No to an extension!” and “If you extend we will bring another revolution!”The political class opposes any extension, deeming it necessary to push ahead with the transition in order to build sustainable institutions to counter the chronic security problems plaguing the country.last_img read more


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Will Smith’s upcoming film is stirring up some controversy, and it hasn’t even hit theaters yet. The movie is called Concussion, and it’s reportedly causing the NFL a bit of a headache.The Sony biopic tells the story of Nigerian forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who discovered a degenerative neurological disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease causes depression, dementia, and other behavioral changes in football players after repeated head trauma.Dr. Omalu presented his research to the press and the NFL in 2005 but was not met with open arms by the league. The NFL, instead, attempted to discredit his findings and allegedly blackball him in the science community.  It was an odd tactic, considering that Dr. Omalu specializes in neuropathology.Omalu’s discovery of CTE came after performing the autopsy of former Pittsburgh Steelers player Mike Webster, who publicly appeared to have gone crazy in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Though the NFL opposed Omalu’s work, a string of suicides by former NFL players—all of which were found to have CTE—brought his research to greater prominence and forced the NFL to acknowledge that concussions were an issue. A 2009 GQ profile on Dr. Omalu’s battle with the NFL, titled “Brain Game,” forms the basis for Concussion.  While there is some talk of Oscar buzz for Smith who portrays Dr. Omalu in the film, there’s even more buzz about how big of a problem the movie may cause for the NFL. Recent headlines suggest that the film delivers some serious blows to the league’s reputation, while a New York Times article published on September 1 claims that emails leaked during the big Sony hack reveal that the film may have been “watered down” by Sony executives in order to avoid rattling cages over at the NFL. However, Sony Pictures issued a statement to NBC on September 2, refuting those claims. “As will become immediately clear to anyone actually seeing the movie, nothing with regard to this important story has been ‘softened’ to placate anyone,” a spokesperson said.Dr. Bennet OmaluMeanwhile, the NFL has been doing some preemptive damage control, according to The Hollywood Reporter, welcoming any open dialogue the film may spark and holding a series of conferences and scientific strategy meetings on player safety in the months leading up to Concussion‘s release. “When something like this movie comes up and people want to talk about concussions or football or the future of the sport, that’s an opportunity for us to engage,” Jeff Miller, NFL senior VP of health and safety policy, said to The Hollywood Reporter.Miller even went so far as to say that the league would be happy to partner with Sony to raise awareness for concussion safety in the sport. “The studio hasn’t asked, and if they were to, and it gives us the opportunity to talk about the health and safety of our sport, we would do that, Miller added. That’s a much warmer reception than the NFL gave to Dr. Omalu. Neither Omalu’s name nor his research has been mentioned in any of the NFL’s recent statements. The NFL also effectively limited the reach of a 2013 documentary about Dr. Omalu and the NFL called League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. The organization allegedly pressured ESPN, initially a partner on the project, to back out of the documentary that was based on a book written by two ESPN reporters.Omalu’s work is important for all professional athletes, but particularly to the predominantly Black NFL and the young Black players who aspire to be in the league—athletes who need to be informed, protected, and treated for the disease that the NFL has tried to discount.Since his discovery of CTE in Mike Webster, Dr. Omalu has examined the brains of at least 16 other former NFL players, who each died by some self-inflicted injury, and found CTE in all of them. He has received the backing of many doctors and scientists outside of the NFL’s roster. Some of those scientists were even hand-picked by the league to conduct their own examinations of the brains and were subsequently ignored by the NFL when their findings supported Dr. Omalu’s.Regardless of whether the NFL acknowledges the validity of Omalu’s research, they certainly won’t be able to dismiss it after it is given such public treatment as a Hollywood movie. With at least 17 cases of CTE diagnosed in NFL players, 5000 ex-players who sued the league for damages resulting from concussions in 2013, and thousands more who are or will be affected by them in the sport, Concussion may be putting a necessary spotlight on the biggest issue facing the NFL. And Will Smith may just be putting on the most important performance of his career to-date. read more


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first_imgReports in England have suggested that Pep Guardiola will renew his efforts to sign Isco from Real Madrid this summer with a reported £75m bid on offer, claims The SunCity are known to be keen admirers of Isco and were reported to have made their interest know to the Spanish international last summer, but Isco chose to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for another season.The Sun have reported that City are now prepared to renew their efforts to sign the highly-rated midfielder, who could potentially be allowed to leave the squad in the summer as part of the rebuilding process being planned at Real.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The former Malaga player has made 24 starts for Real in an otherwise lacklustre title defence in La Liga with the club currently 15 points behind leaders Barcelona in third place.The English newspaper states that City are prepared to table a bid in the region of £75m for a player who gone to score 40 goals in 223 appearances for Real.last_img read more


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first_imgReal Madrid have announced that Alvaro Odriozola has been diagnosed with a grade one abductor injury that rules him out of this week’s UEFA Super CupThe Spanish right-back joined the Champions League holders last month from Real Sociedad and has featured prominently in the club’s pre-season fixtures.While Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid would have been Odriozola’s first competitive outing for Real, he will now have to wait a little longer due to a groin problem.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“After the tests carried out today by the Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Services on our player Álvaro Odriozola, he has been diagnosed with a grade one injury in the abductor of the right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed,” read a statement.Meanwhile, Atletico have announced that new signings Nikola Kalinic, Gelson Martins, Thomas Lemar and Santiago Arias have all been included into the squad for the encounter in Estonia.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello thinks Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi showed a lack of respect for skipping the FIFA Football Awards show.Both players made it to the FIFPro World XI, while Juventus striker Ronaldo made it to the final three for Player of the Year and was nominated for the Puskas award.However, neither man turned up for the ceremony in London, and rumours are rife that Ronaldo decided to boycott the show after hearing that Luka Modric would win the big prize.That news didn’t go down well with Italian gaffer Capello who criticised the attitude of the former winners.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“It’s a lack of respect that they didn’t come,” Capello told Mundo Deportivo.“When the Oscars happen, they [the nominees] are all there. It’s possible they’ve won too often, and they don’t like to lose.“But you have to be gracious when you lose, just like when you win.”last_img read more


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first_img-30- Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said that Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise the way business is done in The Bahamas.During the “Understanding Blockchain Technology Applications: What You Need to Know” workshop hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at Baha Mar Convention Centre, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the DPM added that Blockchain technology has the ability to propel the country in a really dramatic way from where it is today to being a true leader in terms of technology and the way business is done as well as the ease of doing business.The workshop was facilitated by Chris Jagers and Natalie Smolenski from the Learning Machine Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  DPM Turnquest explained that with the Assistance of the IDB, he and several colleague Ministers toured the MIT Lab last year and saw the potential that the technology has for The Bahamas.“When a lot of people think of Blockchains, they think about cryptocurrency.  That is just one aspect of it.  That is something we are doing some research into to see how we will be able to capitalise on it.“More importantly than that is the way we can use this technology to improve the quality and efficiency of our daily lives.”He gave the illustration of the Government potentially using the technology to create electronic records that are “indisputable”, which would then lead to a system where records could be produced that individuals could carry around in the form of an electronic passport that they can take to any bank where they want to open an account.“If we had this electronic ID card if you will, you could walk into the bank, present your ID with your access code, they could look at your records, verify who you are via your information and away you go in minutes.  That is what we are talking about it.”As it stands now, he said it takes weeks or months for Bahamians and six to eight months for foreign nationals to open a bank account, which is “a very inefficient and frustrating process.”The DPM also noted that the Government is looking at how Blockchain technology can be useful in producing a proper land registry, employing it with companies registering with the government.“There are a whole host of opportunities that exist as a result of this technology and we want to explore it all and take our country to the cutting edge.”IDB Country Representative, The Bahamas Florencia Attademo-Hirt explained that emerging technologies like Blockchain have been making waves all over the world in recent years.She said, “Very simply put, Blockchain is a digital technology able to store and transport valuable information and assets securely.“Blockchains were first used to record transactions of digital money (cyrptocurrencies), but since those early days, there have been other uses and applications of this technology.”Mrs. Attademo-Hirt noted that Blockchain technology has the ability to manage a large amount of data accurately allowing for it to not be tampered or altered, and could be either very transparent or confidential.“In The Bahamas, we think we can apply blockchain to a number of areas beyond cyrptocurrencies or even the Financial Sector.”She said one of the goals of the workshop was to convince stakeholders as well as get their feedback on the usefulness of Blockchain Technology in The Bahamas in the area of sovereign citizen security and justice, in particular the information that is being handled by the justice system.  Another goal was to see if the technology could be used for education and training in the sense of keeping records and diplomas available and making them easily accessible to their owner of the records, employers and learning institutions.Mrs. Attademo-Hirt said they really also want to establish how useful it would be for land title registration.“We would really like you to give us your ideas even if you feel like Blockchain might not work for The Bahamas, if you feel that it is not the solution, if you are afraid of using the technology, if you fear people need to be trained in a way that they will not be able to.“We will like to hear all of your thoughts and your feedback to make sure that whatever investment that we do moving forward using this or other technologies, it is relevant to your country, helps improves lives in your country and helps Bahamians have a better prospect for their future,” Mrs. Attademo-Hirt said.center_img CaptionsDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter K. Turnquest opens “Understanding Blockchain Technology Applications: What You Need to Know” workshop hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at Baha Mar Convention Centre, Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Blockchain workshopDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Transport and Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell and Inter-American Development Bank Country Representative, The Bahamas, Florencia Attademo-Hirt attend the Blockchain workshop.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)last_img read more


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first_imgAs the client did the math and considered the number of people who might call to get a free iPod, he realized it could run into hundreds or thousands. The client started backing off from Ron’s offer. Then Ron, with a twinkle in his eye, said, “But wait a minute, didn’t you just say print advertising is not responsive?”Ron’s point, that the right print ad can be very responsive, had been made. Print is not dead, and print ads can generate response as long as they are designed with a compelling offer. Great story. Thanks Ron! Ron Wall, SVP of publishing at Canon Communications, shares a great story of how he beat a “print ads are dead” objection raised by a client by making him an offer he had to refuse.The client told Ron that print ads were not responsive and therefore of little value. Ron countered by offering a free spread in his magazine. But there was a catch. The ad had to make an offer, have an 800 number, and anyone who called even just to inquire about the offer would get a free iPod.The offer of a free spread got Ron’s client thinking. What would the offer be? How many callers would buy as result? How many iPods would he have to give away? Whoa! A lot of free iPods!last_img read more


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first_imgBob Guccione, Jr. is on the press circuit promoting his new travel site, Wonderlust (WonderlustTravel.com), which went live early Tuesday morning.The latest venture for the founder of Spin and Gear magazines, Guccione originally revealed plans for Wonderlust about a year ago, billing it as a disruptor in a stagnant travel media space he described, at the time, as too-often “a generic rehash of conventional opinion and experiences.”Bullish prognostications aside, Wonderlust‘s launch comes with a wealth of features, including a contributed article from Mario Batali, destination guides to Paris, Copenhagen, and Cuba, at least one sponsored post by American Express, and a list of the best private islands to rent for anyone with about $20,000 to burn — aspirational indeed. Guccione claims no desire to disrespect what he calls the “Big Travel Publications,” although his tendency to name-check Condé Nast Traveler and Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure in interviews provides some insight into his targeted competition in the travel space.“Anytime you have a stagnant medium, there’s a real opportunity for someone to come in and disrupt that with a wider spectrum of journalism and reporting, and it’s definitely an undefended market,” Guccione told The Daily Beast on Monday. “There’s no sentry at the gate.”Reps for both Condé Nast and Time Inc. felt it was better not to comment.last_img read more


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first_img https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1048931982607110145 https://twitter.com/rosaliavt/status/1058332438680735747 NO ME LO CREO El Mal Querer is out. Estoy tan feliz 😭🤪😆Decirme lo q habéis sentido en la primera escucha ♥️🎆 Os leo____________Let me know your feelings when you listen to it. I read your comments pic.twitter.com/BGx3Nv7iiw— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) November 2, 2018 Twitter Nominated for five Latin GRAMMYs, meet the artist who is getting noticed for her striking blend of new and old, flamenco and electro-pop, and tells the world: “Not now or ever will I put flamenco aside”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 9, 2018 – 6:14 pm Meet Rosalía. The young Spanish singer is getting noticed globally for her modern take on her country’s tradition of flamenco music, rife with passion and infused with her electronic-infused and pop-ready flair. Her unique sound is something the world is showing its ready for and feels almost as if it should belong in a new genre shaped by her alone. Email How Rosalía Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A Global Pop Star Facebook The momentum the rising star has built in just a year in both Spanish and English language markets is quite impressive. She has been garnering a diverse, growing group of music fans, including other musicians. She worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and J Balvin; “Brillo” is featured on Balvin’s hugely popular Latin GRAMMY-nominated album Vibras.Other musicians such as James Blake and Dua Lipa have noticed her as well and are on her growing list of fans—Lipa shouted her out when we asked her who she wanted to collaborate with a few weeks back. Rosalía told Pitchfork how “working with Pharrell was a dream….Collaborations like that are where you come up with sounds that maybe you wouldn’t have found otherwise.” The future looks bright for the young, innovative singer—keep reading to get a taste of her sound and style.”Malamente”Rosalía released “Malamente” as the lead single from El Mal Querer, and the music world has paid attention; the music video has 29.8 million views on YouTube to date. It is a great introduction to Rosalía and her sound, with flamenco-inspired clapping, or palmas, over a catchy, electronic beat and a mix of both haunting vocals and spoken word; her singing and clapping is interspersed at several points with an echoing repeat of words “mira,” or look—indeed the world is.She recently addressed the personal and cultural significance of the video’s visuals themes, like the motorcycle “bullfight”— a controversial subject in Spain, as bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010 and later overturned by the Spanish government in 2016 for reasons of “cultural heritage.” Her aim was for the video to reflect traditional and modern elements of her Spanish culture, as she does in her music by having Nico Mendez, the director of both videos (“Malamente” and “Pienso en tu Mirá”), “visually translating this musical idea, which is about tradition but also about experimentation, with the current sound of electronic music. So on one hand it has this classic side, and on the other this current and transgressive vision.” she explained to Billboard. “I told him I wanted to do a video that had to do with Spanish iconography, with all of the images that make up our culture.””Pienso en tu Mirá”This song also features a steady dose of palmas, which play a part in much of her music. The video features more artist references to her Spanish heritage, semi-trucks, which were a regular feature of the industrial suburb she grew up in, a bull mounted on the wall, a miniature singing flamenco girl in the style of a Lladró, cermamic figurines made (and popular) in Spain. In her videos we get a taste of the star’s edgy, hip fashion sense, which is at times very street-style inspired and at others almost VIP-entrance-to-the-club ready. The young star is an artist and experimenter in all senses of both words.”[For this new album] I felt that I wanted to experiment with electronic music, to develop an idea that I´d had since I was 17. The idea of flamenco and sampling. Because electronic music forms part of my background. I wanted to develop a project that had the voice at the forefront, a lot of harmonies, very rhythmic, nothing like Los Ángeles,” she said.”Catalina””Catalina” is the one single she released from Los Ángeles and gives you a taste of her sound on that album, with a somewhat more traditional take on flamenco, without electronic sounds. She describes her experimentation on the album as focused mainly on playing with the way the guitar is used, with both the sharp chords of the guitar and her piercing vocals shining through on this song, offering a sample of a slightly more “pure” flamenco version of Rosalía’s music.”That folklore is part of who I am, and that’s the key: I don’t want to lose my roots. I think that’s what gives you your identity,” Rosalía said. “Rather than trying to adhere to some kind of global pop standard, it’s much more interesting to look to my roots and to the popular music of where I’m from. Not now or ever will I put flamenco aside.”19th Latin GRAMMY Awards: 19 Things You Didn’t KnowRead more Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star how-rosalia-reinventing-what-it-means-be-global-pop-star The 25-year-old is from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, a suburb of Barcelona in the Catalonia region in Spain. She began studying music since age 13, the same age she first fell in love with traditional Spanish flamenco music. She learned flamenco formally at the Taller de Músics in Barcelona, which only accepts one student a year, and received a degree from the Catalunya College of Music, where she developed the concept for her latest album as her graduate thesis.Music clearly runs through Rosalía’s veins, and her desire to perfect her art and make it her own is admirable. Reflecting on the first time she heard flamenco, “It was like getting pierced by an arrow—it was the purest thing I had ever heard,” feeling called to the sound and later realizing, as she told Pitchfork, “I have the power to communicate something, and I’d like to develop that. This is what I want to do with my life.”She co-produced both of her albums and released her debut, Los Ángeles, on Feb. 10, 2017, when the buzz began, even resulting in a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY Awards. On May 29 she released the lead single “Malamente” for her sophomore album El Mal Querer, which just dropped on Nov. 2, and the excitement around Rosalía has only continued to build, in Spain and far beyond.This year she is in the running for five Latin GRAMMYs, the second-most nominated artist behind reggaeton king J Balvin, even though nominations went out before her second album was released, with just its lead single eligible for consideration. Pointing to the record’s wide appeal, “Malamente” is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video. News i’m downnnnnnnn 💖💖💖 @DUALIPA https://t.co/vCxhfnpuEJ— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) October 7, 2018last_img read more


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first_img Sci-Tech 17 Photos Tags Members of the public can get their name on board the Mars 2020 mission along with a souvenir boarding pass. NASA/JPL-Caltech You might not have done an intensive astronaut training course, but NASA still wants you to get involved in its next mission to Mars. The space agency is giving regular people like you and me a chance to send their name — etched onto a microchip — on the Mars 2020 mission. Not only that, but if you get your John Hancock etched into the spacecraft that flies to Mars, you’ll also rack up “frequent flyer” points and a souvenir boarding pass to show off to your Earth mates.It’s part of a campaign to build buzz around NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which is sending a rover to the Red Planet to search for signs of past microbial life, collect samples and study Mars’ climate and geology. NASA is also billing the mission as “the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet” so being part of the expedition brings significant bragging rights.NASA has done this kind of thing before with the Orion mission and the InSight mission. On InSight, which touched down on Mars in November 2018, every one of NASA’s “frequent flyers” racked up roughly 300 million miles, which certainly beats what the budget airlines back on Earth are offering.The JPL team is busy working on the Mars 2020 rover, aiming to launch it in July 2020 ahead of a February 2021 touch down on Mars. Meanwhile, you can sign up through NASA’s website to get your name on the list until Sept. 30, 2019. 1 A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Comment Share your voice Mars rovers NASAlast_img read more


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first_imgDoctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Karnataka, wearing bandages stage a demonstration against the brutal assault on fellow medicos of West Bengal and press for adequate protection for their counterparts, in Bengaluru on June 14, 2019.IANSDespite the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister’s appeal to keep the protests symbolic, the private hospitals in the state were shut for all out-patient department and non-essential health services on Monday, June 17. Shivanand S Patil had on Sunday appealed to the doctors in the state to limit their protest and not cause any obstruction to patient services.The minister had said that he was in support of the doctors and was empathetic to their situation. He said that it is the duty of the government to ensure the safety of the doctors and that they should not face any trouble while discharging their duties.The nationwide strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the wake of the recent attack on two junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal by the patient’s family members on June 10.”All non-essential services including OPDs will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am the next day. All emergency and casualty services will continue to function,” said the statement issued by IMA. However, the government hospitals in the state will continue its services and will function without any halt.Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also requested the doctors to ensure a peaceful strike. “Assault on anyone is unacceptable. I condemn the attack on the doctors and request the doctors on strike today to ensure that their protest is peaceful and does not cause any problems to the patients,” read his tweet. NIMHANS doctors striketwitterAccording to the reports, more than 15,000 hospitals in the state are taking part in the nationwide strike and thousands of doctors will also join the silent protests. The most affected patients in Bengaluru are from the National Institue of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), where a large number of people have lined up for health services despite the nationwide protest. A large chunk of these people has come from other states for treatment.While most of the private hospitals in Bengaluru have supported IMA’s nationwide strike, several hospitals have disregarded the solidarity protest by the medical fraternity by not shutting their medical services.last_img read more


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first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/4:34Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-4:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Israeli-led demolition took place a month after the Supreme Court of Israel ruled in favour of the military in a dispute which involved violation of a construction ban. The seven-year legal fight ended in June and the residents of the community were given a deadline for eviction on July 18, Friday.The ruling was contested by Palestinians who said that the act will propel demolitions in other towns along the separation wall which runs for hundreds of kilometres. Residents also claimed that the ruling was flawed. “I built this house stone by stone. It was my dream to live in this house. Now I am losing everything,” resident Fadi al-Wahash told Reuters.Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the residents were “making their own law” despite orders from the military commander by building “illegal structures.””To my regret, there is no sufficient governance there. But it is not just that there are hundreds of structures there — several dozens of them sit almost on the route of the separation fence, endangering the security forces that operate there,” Erdan told Israel’s Army Radio.However, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that demolitions were forced displacements and that Palestinians would complain to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the matter.”The cabinet condemns this grave aggression. This is a continuation of the forced displacement of the people of Jerusalem from their homes and lands — a war crime and a crime against humanity,” Shtayyeh said.Palestinian authorities have said that the buildings in Wadi al-Hummus region come under the Palestinian Authority and civilian control under the 1993 Oslo Accords.The Palestine Liberation Organization issued a statement before the Israeli judgement in June that accused the Israeli government “to set a precedent to enable the Israeli occupying forces to demolish numerous Palestinian buildings located in close proximity” to the separation wall.International protestsThe United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and other UN officials tried calling Israeli authorities last week to halt the plans to conduct demolition in the region.European Union also issued a statement on the issue and said: “The continuation of this policy undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for lasting peace.”While Palestinians have claimed that the move is a state-sponsored effort to grab its territory, Israel court claimed that the buildings could provide cover for Palestinian suicide bombers and attackers due to its proximity with the West Bank barrier.The Israeli West Bank barrier, projected to be 720km long when complete, is said to be a security barrier against terrorism. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that the contentious barrier on the occupied territory was “contrary to international law”, according to an advisory issued in 2004. The Complicated History of Palestine and Israel Close Israeli machinery demolished Palestinian houses in the village of Sur Baher on July 22.ReutersHundreds of Israeli troops began demolishing Palestinian homes near the Israeli West Bank barrier on Monday July 22, drawing criticism and protests from international communities. The demolishing took place in Sur Baher, a Palestinian village in the disputed Wadi al-Hummus region close to the Israeli West Bank barrier. Israel officials have considered the settlements as a threat to regional security.The surrounding village residents of Wadi al-Hummus told local media that 16 residential buildings, including 100 apartments were bulldozed on Monday morning.”They have been evacuating people from their homes by force and they have started planting explosives in the homes they want to destroy,” Hamada Hamada, a community leader, told Reuters.last_img read more