Toutant wins gold in mens big air debut to lead Canada to

first_imgSebastien Toutant won the Olympic title in his event’s debut Saturday to give Canada it’s 500th medal in all Winter and Summer Games.Toutant, from L’Assomption, Que., won gold in men’s snowboard big air, outperforming Canadian medal favourites Max Parrot and Mark McMorris at Pheonix Park.Toutant scored 84.75 points on his first run and 89.50 on his second for a combined 174.25 points. He didn’t land his final run, but he didn’t need to — the top two scores of a rider’s three runs make up their final score.“It’s such a big day for snowboarding because we got to show at such a high scale what it’s all about,” Toutant said. “I’m just happy to be that guy, that day, who won it.”Kyle Mack of the United States won silver with 168.75 points and Britain’s Billy Morgan took bronze with 168.00.Parrot of Bromont, Que., who won silver in slopestyle last week, finished ninth while Regina’s McMorris, the slopestyle bronze medallist, was 10th after struggling to land his first two jumps.Toutant hadn’t won a World Cup in big air since 2011 in Stoneham, Que. He finished the World Cup season ranked 10th.McMorris was competing in Pyeongchang less than a year after suffering a series of gruesome, life-threatening injuries in a back-country crash in B.C.“It was so frustrating. This is what I was most looking forward to but it didn’t go my way today,” the 24-year-old said.In other snowboarding competition, Canada was shut out of a medal in parallel giant slalom.Jasey-Jay Anderson of Mont-Tremblant, Que., finished 24th in the 32-man field in one minute 26.76 seconds while Darren Gardner of Burlington, Ont., was 28th in 1:26.94. The top 16 competitors advanced to the afternoon elimination rounds.The 42-year-old Anderson, who won a World Cup event a month ago, is the only Canadian to compete in six different Winter Olympics. He won gold at the Vancouver Games.Justin Kripps, from Summerland, B.C., and his four-man bobsled of Alex Kpacz of London, Ont., Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., and Ottawa’s Seyi Smith sit just off podium position in fourth place after the first two heats. The final four heats were scheduled for Sunday.“I’m super proud of the boys, pumping off some huge starts,” said Kripps. “We just got to find a bit more speed down the bottom and we’ll move up tomorrow.”Hamilton’s Nick Poloniato and his crew were 13th while Chris Spring of Priddis, Alta., was 15th.last_img read more



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Katy Perry And Sting To Perform At David Lynch Foundations Change Begins

first_imgThe David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce Change Begins Within, a benefit concert presented by Citi on November 4, 2015, at Carnegie Hall.Featuring performances by Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo and Sharon Isbin with musical direction from Rob Mathes, the evening will be hosted by George Stephanopoulos and David Lynch. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber will serve on the benefit committee.The concert will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s MEDITATE NEW YORK initiative to provide Transcendental Meditation training at no cost to 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers, including youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress and women and children who are victims of domestic violence.Transcendental Meditation™ is a simple, easily-learned technique that has been studied and found effective by numerous prestigious institutions, including the Harvard School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. Published research shows the technique reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress among veterans by 50 percent; decreases hypertension, anxiety and depression; helps individuals overcome drug and alcohol addictions; and improves brain functioning, creativity and memory.In support of its work, DLF recently received a $125,000 grant from the Wounded Warrior Project to help teach the technique to hundreds of veterans nationwide; a $225,000 grant from the Peter Dodge Foundation to study the effects of TM on preventing relapse among alcoholics; and a $300,000 grant from the University of Chicago Crime Lab in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation and the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation to study the effects of TM on reducing youth violence in Chicago. The foundation has received public support from such artists and thought leaders as Martin Scorsese, Ray Dalio, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman and Hugh Jackman.“It’s an honor for Citi to present this unique event that will benefit thousands of New Yorkers,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Head of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. “We’re proud to offer our cardmembers early access to Change Begins Within and know they will enjoy an unforgettable evening supporting a terrific cause.”Tickets for Change Begins Within will go on presale to Citi cardholders on September 24, 2015, at 1:00 PM ET here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 29, 2015, at 11:00 AM ET here.last_img read more



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Ishmael Beah Helps Give A Voice To Young People Affected By Conflict

first_imgIshmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan this week to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Syria.Ishmael Beah (centre) in ZaatariBeah, who is internationally renowned for his books, A Long Way Gone, A Memoir of a Child Solider,’ and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, was in Jordan to develop the advocacy skills of nearly 50 young people from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Many of them have seen their lives upended by the six year-long war in Syria.While in Jordan, Beah visited children in the Za’atari refugee camp near the Syrian border, and a UNICEF supported-Makani centre in Amman where children and young people can come to learn and get psychosocial support.After more than six years of war and heavy violence, more than 2.5 million children from Syria are now living as refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.“Young people who survive war have an amazing ability to persevere and become the champions for peace that are so needed, despite the horrors they have been through,” said Beah, who attended a UNICEF-supported workshop on youth engagement.“I know from experience that all that pain, that unimaginable suffering, and that sense of loss of humanity, can all be refocussed towards something positive,” said Beah. “Especially when you have someone who believes in you, supports you and extends a helping hand.”With support from UNICEF, partners and donors including the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD), 120 young people who are refugees or vulnerable host communities have been trained as researchers as part of an innovative Participatory Action Research initiative where young people can open up to each other about their lives and aspirations.The researchers interview other marginalized young people to find their biggest challenges. Many of them have dropped out of school and started working to help their families make ends meet. The research is meant to contribute to better access to education and vocational training. The training also equips vulnerable young people with skills to address issues like early marriage, protection against violence and hazardous types of labour.“Children and young people are not the problem – they are a fundamental part of the solution,” said Veera Mendonca, UNICEF’s Regional Advisor for Adolescent Development. “If we invest in them they will become the doctors, lawyers, nurses, thinkers, entrepreneurs and the change makers for children’s rights.”For Israa, 20, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, and a young researcher, the training has made a difference. “The training taught me how to identify people’s problems and ways that can help make our voices be heard,” she said, noting that she has applied some of her learning to talk families out of getting girls married early.“These young people have been teaching me a lot in return,” said Beah, who as a child was made to fight in the civil war in Sierra Leone, before attending a UNICEF-supported rehabilitation centre. He lost his family in the war and eventually had to flee the country.“These young people don’t want to be pitied, they want to have their rights respected and be empowered so that they can grow to their full potential.”last_img read more



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Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California started a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care.National Union of Healthcare Workers says 4,000 psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other medical professionals will picket through Friday.Union president Sal Rosselli tells the East Bay Times patients have to wait a month or more for follow-up mental health appointments because of low staffing levels. He says Kaiser needs to hire hundreds more clinicians.Kaiser’s chief nurse executive Michelle Gaskill-Hames says the walkout is not about better care but to push for higher wages.Kaiser says its medical centres will remain open during the strike. Some mental health care appointments during the week may be cancelled.___Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more



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UN Government data shows women and children on decline in Zimbabwe

25 November 2009Some 100 children under five years of age will die today in Zimbabwe, a bleak statistic that is part of new social development data released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government, revealing that the situation there for women and children has deteriorated in the past five years. Some 100 children under five years of age will die today in Zimbabwe, a bleak statistic that is part of new social development data released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government, revealing that the situation there for women and children has deteriorated in the past five years.The Multiple Indicator and Monitoring Survey (MIMS), which was conducted in May 2009, reported a decline in access to many key social services for women and children, particularly for the poorest populations and in rural areas. “The MIMS data underscores the deterioration that has occurred in the social sectors in the last few years and the tragic consequences that have resulted,” said Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF Representative. “Today and everyday in Zimbabwe 100 children below five years of age are dying of mostly preventable diseases.”The data showed a 20 per cent increase in the mortality rate of children under five since 1990, the baseline year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with children in rural areas and those in the poorest one fifth of the population being the most vulnerable. Major causes of these deaths are HIV and AIDS, newborn disorders, pneumonia and diarrhea.The survey also showed that 1 in 2 pregnant women in rural areas were now delivering at home and that 39 per cent nationally were not accessing the requisite medical facilities for delivery. Meanwhile, 40 per cent where not attended to at birth by a skilled attendant posing huge dangers for both mothers and newborns.UNICEF says that these findings confirm the result of previous research indicating that user fees and other financial barriers are limiting women’s access to life-saving obstetric services.In addition, data from the national survey, which had a sample size of 12,500 households in Zimbabwe, revealed limited support to the country’s orphaned and vulnerable children, with 79 per cent not receiving any form of external assistance. Further, around two-thirds of all children in the country do not possess birth certificates.The survey is designed to obtain strategic information relevant for policy makers as they make decisions on development priorities and budgets. In addition, the survey provides data on Zimbabwe’s progress in attaining international priorities like the MDGs, which includes among its targets reducing under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015. “The MIMS data provides a powerful statistical testimony on the current state of women and children in Zimbabwe,” said Dr. Salama. “It will assist the inclusive Government and its partners in determining the priorities for action. Women and children should be at the centre of the development agenda moving forward.” read more



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The delicate balance of being a complete studentathlete

Lauren Kniewasser walked across the Convocation stage Monday, June 5 to receive an honours degree in Psychology, wrapping up what has been a carefully balanced five years at Brock University.In her five years at Brock, the Ottawa native competed in three sports as a member of the women’s rugby, rowing and volleyball teams.Lauren KniewasserThroughout her university career, she excelled both on and off the court.In her final season, she was named the Most Valuable Player of the women’s volleyball team and, at the OUA level, was the recipient of the 2017 OUA Award of Merit.She was also awarded Brock University’s prestigious Dr. Terrance and Cathryn Boak Scholarship for Academic and Extracurricular Excellence.At the 2017 Brock Sports Annual Awards Dinner, Kniewasser ended her university career with two major awards.She took home the Dallas Beaton Award for her dedication towards academics, athletics and the community. She was also the recipient of the David S. Howes Spirit of Brock Athletics Award, which is presented to students who best embody the spirit of Sir Isaac Brock — leadership, courage, innovation, inspiration and community service.In the classroom, Kniewasser was a five-time OUA All-Academic and five-time U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian.She was someone who gave back to the community on a regular basis.She was a full-time volunteer program worker with SNAP (Special Needs Activity Program) which tailors physical activity curriculum to youth with various disabilities in the Niagara Region. She was also a Peer Mentor with Pathstone Mental Health where she supported aid workers with youth in the Niagara region to help them socially engage in recreational activities in the community.On campus, Kniewasser volunteered with her local SAMHI (Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative) group where she helped design creative ways to promote mental health and wellness education around Brock through athletics. read more



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BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster

first_img Share505 Tweet Email5 THE BBC HAS apologised for the language used by Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan on a Derry radio station when he was joking about the DUP’s Arlene Foster.Tiernan was appearing on The Mark Patterson Show on Radio Foyle on Tuesday ahead of a series of gigs he plays in the city from tonight until Saturday.During the interview, Tiernan spoke about the DUP leader.“If she wasn’t in politics I can see her working single-handedly on a tiny little farm in south Fermanagh driving cattle up some country lane,” Tiernan said.He then, attempted to imitate Foster: Tommy Tiernan joked about Arlene Foster as a cattle farmer. BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster The comedian was appearing on Radio Foyle in Derry. 118 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3360650 Image: PA Images Go on you pups, you fenian bastards, go up you fenian.“Friesian Arlene, they are called Friesian Arlene,” he added.The joke and the association of Foster with the offensive term used for northern nationalists drew criticism from DUP MP Campbell among others.The show’s presenter Mark Patterson attempted to distance himself from the comments after the segment.Belfast-based newspaper News Letter reports that the BBC has since issued a statement of apology after the joke and removed the recording from its website.“The language used by our guest was clearly inappropriate. We unreservedly apologise for its use and any offence caused. This section of the programme has been removed for our catch up services,” the statement says.Read: ‘That f**king thing’: Tommy Tiernan receives complaint over ‘blasphemous’ comment >Read: Love and respect as Martin McGuinness made his final journey through the town that loved him so well > Tommy Tiernan joked about Arlene Foster as a cattle farmer. Image: PA Images Apr 27th 2017, 8:23 AM Short URL By Rónán Duffy 96,209 Views Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 8:23 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more



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Greeks flood Rye Foreshore Reserve to celebrate Australia Day PHOTOS VIDEOS

first_imgThe smoking ceremony was just one aspect of the event that also included Greek dancers, food galore, stalls and plenty of festivities to show that the Association of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs transcends age and is a group for young and old to enjoy a spirit of togetherness.It was this togetherness that was particularly emphasised by the Greek elders that organised the event. Join us to celebrate the 35th anniverary of The Federation of Hellenic Seniors Associations Melbourne and Victoria, with a day of food, drinks, singing and dancing at Rye beach, on the occasion of Australia Day. Η Ομοσπονδία Ελληνικών Συλλόγων Ηλικιωμένων Μελβούρνης και Βικτωρίας γιορτάζει τα 35 χρόνια παρουσίας της με μία εκδρομή στην παραλία του Rye, όπου στήθηκε μία πραγματική ελληνική γιορτή με φαγητό, ποτό, χορό και τραγούδι, επ’ ευκαιρία της επικείμενης Ημέρας Αυστραλίας.Posted by NEOS KOSMOS on Saturday, January 19, 2019 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Federation of Hellenic Seniors Associations Melbourne and Victoria’s Greek festival is in full swing, in celebration of the Federation’s 35th anniversary (along with the upcoming Australia Day) at Rye. Complete this sentence. “You know you’re Greek Australian when…” Rye, VictoriaPosted by NEOS KOSMOS on Saturday, January 19, 2019 MP Jenny Mikakos pointed to the day as an opportunity to celebrate all that the Australian community has done for Greeks and vice versa. As the new Minister of Health she pointed to the importance of the senior citizens associations on the health of the elderly. Cr Kris Pavlidis from the City of Whittlesea and Dimitris Michalopoulos were among the dignitaries to address the crowd.center_img The smoking ceremony is a very important event for Australian indigenous people. They did Greeks the honour of conducting one for Australia Day celebrations at Rye.Posted by NEOS KOSMOS on Saturday, January 19, 2019 Thousands of Greeks poured onto Rye Foreshore Reserve to celebrate two things: Australia Day (a week ahead of the actual event) and to honour the Association of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs of Melbourne and Victoria – a group created 35 years ago to bring together Greek senior citizens for social purposes but to also inform them of their rights as pensioners.In the spirit of togetherness, indigenous people of Australia participated in the Greek event with a Smoking Ceremony, a time-honoured aboriginal tradition that is aimed at cleansing places and people of bad spirits while welcoming guests to a country. “We live in a country that is recognised as the most successful multicultural society in the world and the most liveable country,” said John Kostoulias. “This recognition does not come without merit. It is a day to reflect and acknowledge our history and celebrate the contribution that every Australian makes from our Australian and Torres Strait islanders to those who have migrated here to call Australia home. It is a country with an indigenous heritage and a multicultural character. Our country does not discriminate against race, colour, ethnicity and religion. It welcomes people from around the globe.”last_img read more



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Change to start time for NXT live event in Minnesota Bobby Roode

first_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Change to start time for NXT live event in MinnesotaThe website for the Roy Wilkins Auditorium is now listing the start time for the NXT live event on September 18 in St. Paul, Minnesota as now taking place at 3:00 p.m. local time. The show was originally scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., but WWE opted to not compete with the Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers NFL game.Bobby Roode makes his official WWE NXT TV debutWWE has added a clip of former TNA star Bobby Roode making his official NXT debut. Adam Martin Cesaro Twitter Pinterest Videos Articlescenter_img Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollinslast_img read more



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YWCA raised 431535 during centennial gala

first_imgVancouver – YWCA Clark County raised $431,535 at its Sept. 10 centennial gala at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.Several large pledged gifts were made, and 500 guests donated money to support the nonprofit’s core programs: The SafeChoice Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Independent Living Skills Program and Y’s Care Children’s Program.The Ray Hickey Foundation pledged $50,000, which added to $53,000 raised during a special portion of the evening.“YWCA has a 100-year legacy of providing hope and opportunity to our community’s most vulnerable women, children, and families, and our collective support tonight ensures that this legacy continues,” said Linda Rae Hickey, foundation trustee.Erik Runyan jewelers raffled off a one-of-a-kind necklace, Beaches Restaurant donated a refurbished red dune buggy that garnered $21,000 during a live auction, and the Beaches Foundation gave $10,000.YWCA Clark County started in 1916 as a lunch counter, providing a safe place for women in the workforce to eat and socialize. Since then, YWCA has evolved with the needs of the community by “focusing on safety, career and life skills, community service, health and wellness and social justice,” YWCA said in a news release.last_img read more



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Lakers roll past Blazers

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.Pau Gasol had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers closed out their 2012 schedule by climbing back to .500 (15-15) in their rocky season. Los Angeles had little trouble rolling past the Blazers, taking a 20-point lead in the first half and holding star rookie Damian Lillard to 11 points on 4-for-17 shooting.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points before sitting out the final minutes with a bruised chest for cold-shooting Portland, which lost for just the second time in eight games. Steve Nash had 10 assists and six points while playing just 27 minutes in his fourth game back from a seven-week absence with a small fracture in his leg, the result of a collision with Lillard on Oct. 31 in Nash’s second game with the Lakers.Nash’s playmaking again set an impressive tone for the Lakers, who outrebounded the Blazers 52-44 and took a 27-point lead late while scoring 23 fast-break points. Howard played with noticeable urgency on both ends after a lackluster outing in Denver two days ago, blocking three shots and even hitting four straight free throws when Portland briefly played Hack-a-Howard with the 50 percent foul shooter in the second quarter.last_img read more



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Fire sparks in United Grain Corp elevator

first_imgVancouver firefighters doused a fire reported tonight in a grain elevator at United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver.The fire was reported at 7:08 p.m. at 1905 N.W. Harborside Drive in Vancouver. When fire crews arrived on scene, they noticed light smoke in the United Grain structure and believed a fire was contained to two legs of a grain elevator, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Crews blocked the two legs of the elevator while they secured water hookups. Then they assembled in upper levels of the structure to attack the fire from above, according to radio traffic. Within about 80 minutes of arriving on scene, the fire appeared extinguished. A call to the Vancouver Fire Department seeking more information was not returned this evening.last_img



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Vote On Consolidation Of SoHi SoHi Prep Tonight

first_imgPegge Erkeneff, Communication Liaison for KPBSD: “Tonight, the School Board will vote about the school consolidation of Soldotna Prep into Soldotna High School. If approved it would take place at the start of next school year.”  If the vote moves forward to consolidate the schools, Tony Graham will continue to be principal of the consolidated Soldotna High School.  The District Office will work with Graham on determining other site administration duties and other staff allocations and duties. In addition, this recommended consolidation would require River City Academy to be re-located to Skyview Middle School.  District administration would work with both schools in a similar manner to Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep to facilitate River City Academy’s move to Skyview. Once final board action is taken, a work group will begin moving forward with logistics and planning, according to Erkeneff. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will cast their votes at Monday nights meeting on whether or not to consolidate Soldotna Prep School and Soldotna High School. According to the agenda, after careful consideration, the administration recommends that Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep School be consolidated into a comprehensive grades 9 – 12 high school located at the current Soldotna High School campus. The meeting will take place in Seward at 6pm, on Monday, May 6. It is open to the public. Erkeneff: “If you can’t make it to Seward tonight and you do want to testify you can go to the assembly chambers (in Soldotna) at 6pm and the meeting will be going on remotely there.” last_img read more



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Folio Show Dives Deep Into Data on Opening Day

first_imgNew York—Data, for many years now, holds a huge stake in how advertisers and publishers operate. But a question that publishers kept asking themselves at the 2018 Folio: Show is can data dictate everything?The answer? Well, it depends.The Folio: Show hosted its second day of presentations, panels, and discussions covering the present and future of the publishing industry on Tuesday. While data has become a clear driver of what companies do from a planning perspective, nothing has replaced the onus and importance of content. And sometimes, depending on the organization, the content still can drive planning. The first panel of the day, “Power Up Your Future: Where Publishers Are Placing Their Bets to Grow,” Bonnie Kintzer, president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands, detailed the experience with Family Handyman, and how the right content can lead to new learnings, which creates new avenues for growth.The publication for do-it-yourselfers initially targeted content based on what their community told them they needed to know. This led to massive successes – such as the ‘How to Fix the Toilet,’ which is one of its most read pieces on the site. From there, Kintzer’s publication realized that this community of readers wanted more in-depth, detailed advice and they were willing to pay for it. The success of the content provided the data for expansion. From there, Family Handyman created individual, highly detailed classes, which can range from $200 to $400 a session. They have expanded further to step into B2B marketing, where their editorial knowledge within the home improvement space can be sold to industry vets.“What is it that the audience wants,” advises Kintzer. “Give it to them in the manner they want it in.”This process can be platform agnostic, added Eric Zinczenko, CEO of Bonnier. “You can continue to reach consumers on a variety of platforms,” including print, he said. But in order to take advantage of the platform–whichever you choose–you first have to have “the data and metrics” to support it.Keynote speaker, Seth Dallaire, vice president of global ad sales at Amazon, spoke more directly about the metrics during his conversation. “Insights, are the core proposition we bring to buyers,” said Dallaire. As Amazon looks to extend its reach in the advertising space, encouraging brands to extend content into their e-commerce page with Amazon’s help, it’s these insights in which Dallaire and his team are using to entice companies.While metrics have become the end-all-be-all, it isn’t the primary guide for all ideas. Every once in a while, an idea that’s too good to pass is pursued, even without the data support. These are the ideas that create truly special moments.In the late morning panel, “A Fundamental Truth: Content Is Still King,” Sam Martin, vice president of strategy and business development at Leafly, a review site for marijuana, said that he launched a $500,000 campaign to build a long-form Internet series called “Growers.” Without a distribution network – since cannabis companies can’t advertise on Facebook or Twitter – they used the legal dispensaries across the U.S. to spread the content. Many of these dispensaries have screens up all day long, and they were willing to include the show on their televisions. “It performed fairly well,” said Martin, who then added with a chuckle, “I should have tested it.”Croi McNamara, senior V.P. of video programming at Condé Nast Entertainment, said that nearly 100% of their content is driven by data. And when she joined the company, her first effort was to get rid of going after “gut projects.” Now, that the company has embraced the data driven approach, she’s more willing to look for those unique opportunities that may not have the insight to support it. Condé’s “highly selective” with the opportunities, said McNamara. “When we do make those, it works,” which is often the type of series that leads to awards.This data-led excursion within the industry had long turned many organizations away from print as digital became the primary focus for many titles. But for print publications, there isn’t this fear of data anymore. And, more importantly, much of the data is pointing their publishers back to print, which was discussed at the “What’s the Future of Print” panel in the afternoon. More publishers are viewing print as a way to cut through the clutter readers are exposed to and reach those that enjoy the magazine as a platform.“Print means something,” said Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief at ESPN The Magazine. “It means something to readers and those that are in the magazine.”Maile Carpenter, editor in chief at Food Network Magazine, explained why the company decided to launch its second title, Pioneer Woman, just last year. The brand, which started from a blog, grew into a television show on the Food Network, and then a magazine, needed a way so viewers could connect with brand off-screen, said Carpenter. The magazine added “another touch point” for interaction, beyond the show and digital content, which they can enjoy in their spare time.The issue when it comes to magazines, and all publications, is who will end up paying for the content, even as all these insights drive the next move. After over 400 conversations with advertising executives and others for his book “Frenemies,” famed author and media critic for The New Yorker and keynote speaker Ken Auletta believes that the biggest hiccup to publishing and advertising success may lie in the consumer. They’re not used to purchasing content and they don’t want to be advertised to.last_img read more



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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Away Tickets Rallies Astros Fans at The University of

first_imgAttention all @UHouston students. You have 3 hours til you need to be at the E. Cullen building and be on my show.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 24, 2017 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” held a local Twitter live shot at the University of Houston on Tuesday, October 24th.Ellen tweeted on Monday and Tuesday inviting  Houston Astros  fans to arrive to the E. Cullen Building on campus dressed in the biggest costumes they could find for a chance to win World Series tickets. – / 9 I’ve got something very big planned for tomorrow. If you’re anywhere near @UHouston, be ready. #EarnHistory— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 23, 2017 I’m giving away something huge at @UHouston tomorrow. I’m not gonna tell you what it is. (#WorldSeries tickets.)— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 23, 2017center_img Everything’s bigger in Texas! Today, 3:30PM @UHouston… wear the biggest outfit for a chance to win tickets to one of the big games!— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 24, 2017Via live shot, Ellen asks her fans to rewrite the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” explaining why they should go to a championship game.The finalists with the best costumes were narrowed down, and after singing their songs, Ellen declared UH students  Damian Falcon, Tahj Bell, and Jesus Quiroga the winners of the World Series tickets I can’t believe the amazing turnout at @UHouston today. Thank you to each and every person who showed up. You’re all incredible.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 24, 2017 Sharelast_img read more



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Android users get malware with their apps

first_img The apps were discovered to contain malware, according to a report from Android Police. Before Google realized the problem, which was reported by a Reddit user, the apps containing malicious code were downloaded over 50,000 times before their removal.Once Google was made aware of the problem, it took them less than five minutes to yank all of the apps from the marketplace. Unfortunately, the apps had been up in the Android App Market for roughly four days before the problem came to light. This is one of the security concerns related to Google’s open approach to the app store. Individual apps are not examined by Google before they are posted to the App Market.The apps, which were copies of some of the most popular apps in the Android App Market, had been modified to contain a Trojan horse. The App publisher who posted these malicious code-containing apps, Myournet, manged to post 21 infected apps in total. The code, which Google described as a “root exploit,” is designed to steal all of the data on an infected Android-based device, and may possibly be able to re-purpose the phone without the user ever being aware.Users who have been infected by one of these app can expect to get some help from Google. They are currently working on a fix for the malicious code. (PhysOrg.com) — As new platforms make their way into the market there will always someone who is looking to exploit them for illegal or unethical ends. More proof of that fact has come today when Google was forced to removed a large number of apps from the official Android App Market. Google says over 30 million people using Google Apps © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Citation: Android users get malware with their apps (2011, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-android-users-malwear-apps.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more



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Unravelling the facets of theatre

first_imgTheatre, through its various faces, has grown over the years and has come into the limelight, providing a platform to budding theatre artists as well as theatre pundits. In order to celebrate theatre and to make it more accessible, ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ is being held in the national Capital from February 1 to February 21. The inaugural ceremony of the 18th ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’, which was held in Kamani Auditorium in the national Capital on Monday, witnessed the presence of N K Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, government of India; Bollywood actors and renowned theatre personalities. Nana Patekar graced the occasion as the guest of honour whereas Anupam Kher was the special guest. The evening was presided over by Shri  Ratan Thiyam, chairperson, NSD Society and Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama (NSD). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The inauguration was followed by the performance of ‘Macbeth’ in Manipuri by Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal, Manipur, which has been directed by Ratan Thiyam.Ratan Thiyam, chairperson, NSD Society said: “This is indeed a moment of pride and great pleasure to see ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ entering its 18th edition. The festival is a celebration of diverse and colourful culture of India in the age of globalisation.”Some of the finest names in the theatre world from India and abroad are set to be a part of the festival. Commenting on the same, Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama said, “There is a need to not only experience theatre, but understand the thought behind theatre, and we are attempting to do that through the 18th ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav.’ The festival is expanding and the theme for the festival this year is ‘Rediscovering the magic of theatre’. We want to celebrate theatre and we want to celebrate the thought behind theatre.”   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixN K Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, government of India said, “National School of Drama is doing a commendable job through Bharat Rang Mahotsav of taking the tradition of Indian theatre to the global map and to preserve and recreate the cultural heritage of the country.”Eminent stage and film personality Nana Patekar, who was the guest of honour at the inaugural ceremony commented on the effort made by NSD to promote theatre by saying: “I would like to congratulate National School of Drama for the wonderful job that the institute is doing to promote theatre. It is really great to see the response and kind of audiences, and I look forward to come back. My best wishes to National School of Drama for a successful ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav.’”Anupam Kher, who was present as a special guest said, “National School of Drama has taught me not only the nuances of theatre, but I learnt a lot about life itself. Whenever I come back here, it is the best experience for me.” The performances will be held at Abhimanch and Open Air Theatre at the NSD Campus along with LTG Auditorium, Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre.last_img read more



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Things you are and arent Allowed to do in Front of the

first_imgWhat is the appropriate behavior and etiquette when meeting the Queen of England? When they have held the throne of England for as many centuries as the Royal Family, a certain number of rules have accumulated for how ordinary people (aka commoners) should behave in their presence. If you mess up, chances are you won’t be thrown into the Tower of London, but it really would be best to get it right–if only to avoid public humiliation. First and perhaps most important of all, don’t touch the Queen. You can shake her hand … if she offers it.In 2000, Canada’s Director General David Johnston was spotted lightly touching the Queen’s elbow as she descended some steps at an event in London. Johnston said he was simply concerned about the Queen’s safety and made the judgement that a breach of protocol was appropriate “to be sure that there was no stumble.” But eyebrows shot up all over the world.Queen Elizabeth II hosting a state banquet for the president of Mexico, 2015. Photo: Presidencia de la República Mexicana CC by 2.0Now, there is a bit of wiggle room here, according to Lucy Hume, the associate director at Debrett’s, a professional coaching company founded in 1769 and an authority on modern British etiquette. They may be OK with physical contact beyond a handshake, after all. Hume has said on the question of touching: “Best not to initiate personal physical contact with a member of the royal family. It may be that they offered to give you a hug or to put their arm around you, but usually wait and see what’s expected or what’s appropriate for the event.”AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsPresident Gerald Ford dancing with Queen Elizabeth II during a State Dinner held in her honor, 1976Here’s a cut-and-dried “don’t”: Lateness. You should never arrive at an event you’ve been invited to after the Queen. Also important: Don’t leave before the Queen. Debrett’s states guests should never leave an event before the royal personage unless permission has been granted through a private secretary.Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Winston and Clementine Churchill as she arrives for a dinner given at 10 Downing Street on April 4, 1955While you’re in the room with the Queen of England, don’t ever turn your back on her. It is considered rude. Here’s what the etiquette experts suggest when you find yourself in the same room as Elizabeth II: form a semi circle. “If you are presented to Her Majesty at a Royal event it is likely you will be marshalled into position in a series of semi-circles rather than straight lines,” according to Reuter’s. “Guests should try to be empty-handed,” Debrett’s adds.Queen Elizabeth II in Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City, c 1982On the question of Selfies? Um, what do you think? It’s not acceptable to take pictures when you are visiting Her Majesty at home. The Queen of England may be one of the most photographed women in the world, but unofficial photography is not permitted in royal palaces. In 2015, guests in Germany were advised not to take selfies.And remember, the Royal Family has had its share of heavy drinkers, from Henry VIII to George IV, but that doesn’t mean you should tank up. You may be nervous; still, alcohol is not the answer, as Debrett’s reminds guests in times of “overexcitement or nervousness.”Related Video:Now that you know the “don’ts,” what are the “do’s”?Get the physicality correct when greeting is the most important tip. “One of the key things to bear in mind is how to greet a member of the royal family when you meet them for the first time, and it’s customary in a formal situation for women to curtsy – a brief bob is sufficient – and for men to bow from the neck,” Hume said.Follow the Queen’s lead in conversation, experts say. Don’t talk unless spoken to, sit until she sits or begin eating until she does. And keep the conversation lead. This is the worst possible time for TMI.Related Article: The Most Intriguing Special Privileges of Queen Elizabeth IISo what if you do make a mistake? “You’re not going to be in trouble,” Hume told Reuters. “There are no official legal rules in place. Apologize if you feel you may have caused offense, but try not to panic, and stay calm.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th-century porcelain world. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more



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December Unemployment Rates Down in Most Metro Areas

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market Unemployment,December Unemployment Rates Down in Most Metro Areas January 30, 2013 432 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-01-30 Mark Liebermancenter_img Lincoln, Nebraska recorded a best-in-the-nation 3.4 percent unemployment rate in December as unemployment rates dropped in 290 of the 372 metropolitan areas in the county, the “”Bureau of Labor Statistics””:http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/metro_01302013.pdf (BLS) reported Wednesday. [IMAGE]Three other metro areas reported unemployment rates of 4.0 percent or below: Lafayette and Lake Charles, Louisiana, at 3.7 percent each, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at 4.0 percent. Forty-seven metro areas reported unemployment rates of 10.0 percent or higher, down from 70 metro areas one year earlier.The highest unemployment rates in the country, according to the BLS report, were in Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, at 27.3 percent and 25.5 percent, respectively. The unemployment rate in Yuma was up from 25.4 percent one year earlier, while the rate in El Centro represented an improvement from 28.1 percent in December 2011.The BLS report reflected an uneven pattern of unemployment with metro areas, with unemployment rates above the national average generally clustered on the coasts while areas with unemployment rates below the national average dotting the midsection of the country. There were, according to the monthly report, exceptions to the distribution. Four of the seven metro areas in Colorado, for example, had unemployment rates above the national average of 7.6 percent–led by Pueblo, where the unemployment rate was 10.5 percent–up from 9.8 percent in December 2011. On the other hand, four of California├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós 26 metro areas had unemployment rates at or below the national average: San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. At the other extreme, 15 metro areas in California had double digit unemployment rates in December, though all were down from one year earlier.The unemployment rate is not necessarily the optimum measure of an area’s economic strength since it is dependent on changes in the labor force. As discouraged workers re-enter the labor force as ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£unemployed,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø the unemployment rate would increase, though those re-entrants were likely encouraged by an improvement in the job outlook. Indeed, BLS also reported Wednesday 283 metro areas recorded year-over-year increases in non-farm payrolls, while 83 reported declines, and six had no change. Unlike the unemployment rate which, is based on where members of the labor force reside, the report of payroll jobs is based on where the jobs are located. An unemployment rate for suburban communities depends largely on the jobs picture in the nearby urban area within commuting distance.Payroll growth, BLS said, was strongest in the New York metro area, which added 118,700 jobs from December 2011 to December 2012, followed by the Houston metro area which, added 84,500 jobs, and Los Angeles-Long Beach with 83,200 new jobs.BLS will report on national payroll jobs and the national unemployment rate for January on Friday._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 8:45 a.m. and again at 11:45 a.m. Eastern time._ Sharelast_img read more



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