Child Trends Twitter Chat

first_imgThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Child Trends (2013). Child Trends logo. Retrieved fromhttp://www.childtrends.org/Please join the Military Families Learning Network for a #MilitaryKids Twitter chat on the risks facing, and the resources available to, military families with young children.[Flickr, Emerging Media- Twitter Bird by mkhmarketing, CC BY 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015On Wednesday, August 21 from 3-4pm ET, we’ll be chatting with representatives from @ChildTrends, Zero to Three, National Military Family Association, Blue Star Families and more about the challenges and risks facing young military children. We will also discuss best practices and provide various resources for helping them. Military family experts will be on hand to answer any questions that chat participants may have and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who work with and care about military families and young children!  Find out how to access this twitter chat here.last_img read more

Lack of quality, depth in batting hurting Pakistan in ODIs

first_imgPakistan cricket has seen its share of highs and lows in the past few weeks. The rise of its Test team to the top of the ICC rankings and the ODI team reaching its lowest rank of nine in the latest list only highlights the unpredictable nature of cricket in Pakistan. (Unpredictable Pakistan return to winning ways, still a long way to go)Ever since their inspirational leader Imran Khan bid adieu to the sport, cricket in Pakistan has taken a huge hit. While they continued to produce outstanding fast bowlers, the quality in their batting has gone down considerably. The team is in a phase of transition at the moment with youngsters taking charge but the depth and talent in its batting remains a big cause for concern. (Pakistan sink to lowest-ever rating in latest ICC ODI rankings)Youngsters like Babar Azam failed to live up to expectations. (AP Photo)Stalwarts like Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are still playing and prospering in Test cricket and it is probably due to their presence that the rest of the team has done so well in the past couple of years despite not playing any matches on home soil since ICC banned all international cricket in Pakistan in 2009 following a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. (Pakistan crush England in one-off T20 game)While the team has excelled in whites, their performance in limited-overs cricket has been inconsistent and even poor at times. One-day cricket seems to be their biggest nemesis at the moment. With the absence of the veteran stars, the team has lacked direction and a sense of purpose in the 50-over format.advertisementThe series in England for example, provides us with fewer answers but poses a lot of questions on the team selection and quality of the side. After fighting fire with fire in the four-match Test series, the young team led by Azhar Ali meekly surrendered the cup in the ODIs, losing the series 1-4, with the exception of Sarfraz Ahmed being the lone warrior with the bat. (Sarfraz Ahmed leads Pakistan to consolation win against England)Sarfraz Ahmed was the highest-scorer from either side in the ODI series. (AP Photo)Young batsmen like Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan and to an extent captain Azhar himself, failed to live up to the expectations, while veteran Shoaib Malik only came good in the inconsequential final game where he scored 77 runs and was part of a match-winning partnership with Sarfraz.Consistency and talent continue to haunt Pakistan in the 50-over format and now with the absence of Shahid Afridi, they also lack an impact player in their squad who can single-handedly turn the match on his day. The unpredictability of Afridi with a bat in his hand was perhaps his most lethal weapon but it was also his presence on the field which provided a boost for the team when the chips were down.Afridi was a shrewd leader during his time which the team could use now more than ever as Azhar lacks that spark and the inspirational qualities which Afridi had. Make no mistake, Pakistan still have the ability to beat the best in the business, but more often than not they have to depend on a good performance from their bowlers and flashes of brilliance from one or two of their batsmen to win games, as was proof in the Cardiff ODI where they chased down a mammoth total of 302 with four wickets in hand, thanks to an outstanding knock from Sarfraz.The country is still producing world-class bowlers in Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan and the likes, but given the current scenario in cricket where most pitches around the world favour the batsmen, Pakistan needs a pool of batsmen who can prosper in all three formats of the game.Pakistan’s domestic structure and the lack of international cricket in the country is also to blame for the dearth of talent in the batting department. The absence of a leader, who can take charge of a team and give it a proper direction, is also hurting their chances in limited-overs. This is probably why a 42-year-old Misbah is still soldiering on and it will not be long before he decides to call it quits. Maybe he’s aware that the day he decides to retire, Pakistan cricket will probably lose its way in Test cricket as well.last_img read more

OSU’s Offense Showing Major Improvement on 3rd Downs

first_imgTotal28%34%56%72% Game 133%50%56%63% Game 29%9%44%58% Usually when Oklahoma State fans talk about the Cowboys and third downs, they’re talking about the defense. But third downs have been key to how the OSU offense is performing so far this year.So much of college offenses are predicated on rhythm, and a key third-down pickup can keep the momentum rolling downhill. Take this third-and-long from OSU’s own goal line on Saturday. It was just 7-0 at the time, but that third-down gain was part of a drive that made it 14-0, and, as Mike Gundy might say, it’s over.So far through three games the Cowboys are 22-39 converting a third down, or 56 percent. That’s a drastic increase from last season and is the mark of an experienced, good team.Through the first three games in 2016, OSU converted 9 of 32 third downs, or 34 percent. That means OSU is completing 22 percent more of their third downs this time around. That’s huge. Game 340%40%71%100% 2016 total2016 w/ Rudy2017 total2017 w/ Rudy While that’s impressive, the real number we need to examine is OSU’s efficiency when Mason Rudolph is in the game.With Rudolph behind center the Cowboys are 21-29 on third down, or 72 percent this season. Through three games last year? OSU was 9-32, or 28 percent with Rudolph leading the offense.There is a thing I think has played into this major improvement: The run game.While OSU figured things out by the end of the year, it wasn’t great to begin with. Through three games last year OSU was averaging 3.06 yards per carry. This year? OSU is averaging 5.5 yards per carry, without an FCS opponent on the schedule.With this new-found run game, OSU is able to get more yards in early downs, and not rely solely on Rudolph’s arm to get them out of trouble late. Back to the momentum — when it’s third and four, you can manage that. And OSU has been doing a pretty good job when it’s more than that as well.All of it adds up to just one component of an elite offense three games into the season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

MSMEs Urged to Take Advantage of Positive Economic Climate

first_imgStory Highlights President and Chief Executive Officer of First Global Bank, Mariame McIntosh Robinson, is encouraging small business operators to take advantage of the positive signs in the economy to invest in the expansion of their operations.These indicators include a stable currency, low inflation, lower energy costs, strong net international reserves, heightened business and consumer confidence, and multilateral agency support, together with strong fiscal prudence and management by the Government.The senior banker said the economy is “on a secure, sustainable growth path”, and “there is no better time than now” for micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) operators to invest.“We need entrepreneurs to step up, take the risk to create wealth for your family, and our great nation,” she added.Mrs. McIntosh Robinson was addressing a technology conference held on September 28 at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in St. Andrew.She noted that MSMEs can access low-cost loans for a wide range of services.She cited equity financing as one option that more operators need to utilise. This involves raising capital through the sale of shares in an enterprise.Mrs. McIntosh Robinson noted further that Jamaica has developed a venture capital financing system, which is like “no other in the Caribbean”.Venture capital is private equity capital provided as seed funding to early-stage, high-potential, growth companies (start-up companies) or as growth funding.International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative for Jamaica, Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, in his contribution agreed that now is the time for entrepreneurs to invest.He said that given the type of environment that Jamaica is seeing, “young entrepreneurs should be capturing the benefits”.Dr. Lonkeng Ngouana, in the meanwhile, said he is encouraged by the “ownership” of the Precautionary Standby Arrangement (PSBA), where all the “stakeholders have acknowledged that fiscal discipline is to be maintained”.Under the three-year PSBA, which replaces the Extended Fund Facility, Jamaica can access approximately US$1.7 billion, if needed, for current account support in the event of unforeseen economic shocks.The UCC conference was held under the theme ‘Innovation, Technology and Leadership: A Paradigm Shift’. President and Chief Executive Officer of First Global Bank, Mariame McIntosh Robinson, is encouraging small business operators to take advantage of the positive signs in the economy to invest in the expansion of their operations.center_img The senior banker said the economy is “on a secure, sustainable growth path”, and “there is no better time than now” for micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) operators to invest.last_img read more

Federal bill would make Sept 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

first_imgOTTAWA — Sept. 30 might become a new statutory holiday commemorating victims of residential schools.The House of Commons heritage committee approved a measure Tuesday to make the last day of September a National Truth and Reconciliation Day.That date is already used as an informal occasion to commemorate the experiences of residential-school students, called Orange Shirt Day.It’s called that in memory of a piece of a clothing one First Nations girl in British Columbia had taken away from her on her first day at a residential school in 1973.The heritage committee put the new federal holiday into Bill C-369, which also creates a National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21 — one day would be for commemoration, the other for celebration.The bill has yet to go to the Commons for a final vote.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hoda Kotb Tia Mowry Team Up To Eat Dessert First For Childrens

first_imgFans can come up with several reasons for why it’s good to eat dessert first. But the Dairy Queen system has come up with the best reason yet.On Thursday, July 27, for that day only, the Dairy Queen system is encouraging fans to Eat Dessert First during the 12th Annual Miracle Treat Day, when $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ Grill & Chill and Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).Annually at CMNH one in 10 children is treated and 32 million treatments are provided. Funds raised during Miracle Treat Day fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care to help save and improve the lives of those children. While CMNH raises funds and awareness for more than 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada, all funds raised during Miracle Treat Day stay in local communities.“When you visit a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, you are inspired by how brave the children and their families are,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Then you see how passionate the doctors and nurses are and you realize what a significant impact the dollars we raise can have on so many lives. We have two great moms this year, Hoda Kotb and Tia Mowry, who are joining us in supporting Miracle Treat Day.”New mom and co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today, Hoda Kotb is the honorary chair of Miracle Treat Day. Kotb has ties to CMNH. She lifted the spirits of children with cancer and raised money for pediatric cancer as part of Today’s Shine a Light series a few years ago that included the shooting of a music video with pediatric patients at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, part of the CMNH network.Also this year, Tia Mowry, actress, cookbook author and mom, will deliver Blizzard Treats and visit with patients and their families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in advance of the DQ Miracle Treat Day.“July is a special month for the Dairy Queen system. It’s National Ice Cream Month and we are celebrating by giving back to our local communities in a big way with Miracle Treat Day,” said Westrum. “We thank Hoda and Tia for their support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and can’t wait to raise money on Miracle Treat Day.”Last year, DQ operators across the U.S. and Canada raised more than $4 million on Miracle Treat Day for their local CMN Hospitals. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $125 million for the charity through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.The featured Miracle Treat Day Blizzard Treat of the Day is Oreo, the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. All other Blizzard flavors are also available that day.For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.com and connect on Twitter using #MiracleTreatDay.For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com.last_img read more

Group collects bras for a cause

The CIBC Run for the Cure Simcoe is looking for a special kind of support.The organization with be holding a Bra Day, collecting bras for a cause. Organizers are hoping to receive new or gently used bras to be donated to local women in need.“It’s our twentieth anniversary and we just wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said Gail Catherwood, an organizer of the event.Anyone hoping to donate can go to the bright pink tent that will be set up beside Bev’s Chip Wagon on Culver Street in Simcoe on Aug. 21. Donations will be collected from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Bras that are donated will be sorted at the Norfolk Association for Community Living, and then distributed to organizations such as the Pregnancy Centre and women’s shelter.Pickup locations for anyone looking to receive one of the donated bras will be posted on the CIBC Run for the Cure Simcoe Facebook page.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Womens lacrosse Ohio State tops Cincinnati behind 17 goals

Ohio State senior midfielder Megan McGillis handles the ball in the Buckeyes’ 13-9 win over Vermont on Feb. 12 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: James King | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team (3-0) scored early and often in its 17-8 win over Cincinnati (0-1) on Sunday. The Buckeyes solved their early-scoring woes of the previous two games, netting five unanswered goals in the first four minutes of play.“The theme the whole week was getting off to a fast start,” coach Alexis Venechanos said. “I felt like we came in really focused and we were really on a mission. We knew Cincinnati was going to be well coached.”This was the sixth meeting between the two schools and the third in the past three seasons. The Buckeyes’ win kept them undefeated in six meetings against the Bearcats, with the series dating back to 2008.Within the first two minutes, sophomore midfielders Mackenzie Maring and Erika Keselman scored giving OSU the early lead. Then, for the second time this season, freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez scored two goals within 30 seconds, her first two of four on the day.“We wanted to just come out and play our game,” Hernandez said. “It feels amazing (to score four times). I just know I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and everyone around me.”Senior midfielder Morgan Fee added a goal of her own — her first of two in the first half — putting the Buckeyes up 5-0 with 25:16 remaining. The Bearcats would win the next draw, gaining possession of the ball for the first time in the game. Cincinnati took advantage of their first time with the ball when junior midfielder Brooke Kovinsky scored the first goal of the year for her program at the 24:52 mark in the first half. OSU went on to win 11 draw controls and take 25 shots compared to Cincinnati’s five and 12, respectively, showing how much the Buckeyes dominated the ball early. Venechanos said that a lot of that is attributed to the stellar play of Fee, who won 7 draw controls in the game.“She stepped up huge,” Venechanos said. “We put her in for the last five draws of the last game and she got those. So she’s been working really hard and I’m really happy for her.”Maring and Keselman again would score back-to-back goals moving OSU’s lead up six with 22:06 left in the first half. The Bearcats would respond with two goals from freshmen Monica Borzillo and McKenna Rushford.Up 7-3, OSU went on a 5-1 scoring run to close out the half, which included a hat trick from junior attacker Molly Wood, Fee’s second of the game and sophomore midfielder Baley Parrott’s sixth goal of the year.“We were just ready to show what we are and show what we’re made of this year,” Wood said. “We were firing on all cylinders today, we were all in control. It was really fun.”The Buckeyes opened up the scoring yet again in the second half when freshman attacker Alex Vander Molen scored her first of the day, second of the year, giving OSU a 13-4 lead. Cincinnati would try and fight its way back into the contest, going on a 3-1 scoring run cutting the Buckeyes’ lead to seven with 13:43 to play.OSU was plagued with turnovers in the second half, committing eight, turning their offense stagnant until Hernandez was able to score her fourth goal with 5:42 left on the clock. The Bearcats netted another goal, but OSU closed the game out with two more goals giving them the win, 17-8. One goal came from junior attacker Lauren Sherry and the other from sophomore attacker Alyssa Amorison in her season debut for the Buckeyes.For the second straight game freshman goalie Jillian Rizzo collected double digit saves, this time 11 on the day. Rizzo has been a constant safety blanket for this OSU team, helping them hold leads and coming up with big saves when needed.“She’s amazing,” Hernandez said. “She literally keeps us in games sometimes. I know she’s a freshman but she really doesn’t play like a freshman and we definitely need that.”In a game that was moved to Ohio Stadium due to some serendipitous February weather, OSU led from wire to wire. The Buckeyes, who took 40 shots compared to the Bearcats’ 25, were able to couple an aggressive attack on the offensive end with stout defensive play. “It’s always fun to score in the ‘Shoe,” Wood said. “But it was a team effort and that was what was really special.”OSU has the Stanford Cardinal up next, Friday at home at 6 p.m. Stanford is currently 1-3 on the year and have a game at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday before making the trip to Columbus.“Stanford is going to give us new challenges,” Venechanos said. “So we’re going to watch film this week, work on ourselves and then worry about Stanford … but it will be a big test for us.” read more

Branko Tamse Celje Flensburg play the most beautiful handball in Germany

← Previous Story Uwe Gensheimer about Kielce: Second match at home – our advantage Next Story → Lino Cervar: “The crowd will be our 8th and 9th player against KIF Kolding” After the draw for the L16 phase of the EHF Champions League, the only team from Slovenia that reached the phase – Celje Pivovarna Lasko got German Flensburg-Handewitt as their opponent. Coach Branko Tamse commented the encounter. – We got a quality opponent, but it couldn’t be otherwise today. We already know Flensburg from the past seasons. For me, they play the most beautiful handball in Germany, and have the best game system and all positions are excellent covered. They have a lot of foreigners, dominated by a good mix of Scandinavian-Balkan players. We still have some time until the first match, and when the time comes, we will give our best on the pitch. Branko TamseCelje Pivovarna LaskoFlensburg read more

VIDEO These American and Canadian people might have better Irish than you

first_imgSource: FeenishProductions/YouTubeAN INTEREST IN ancient history, an Irish branch of the family tree, the lure of a beautiful language and the opportunity to spend time in a picturesque location are listed as the motivations for why these American and Canadian students decided they wanted to be ‘ag caint as Gaeilge’ for much of last summer.Following an intensive course in An Cheathrú Rua in Connemara last year, the group of Fulbright scholars were able to speak on camera about their experiences…in Irish.One American student explains, “In the US, we generally just speak English and I think it is really important to understand that there are other languages in the country, languages which might be less-widely spoken, but which are very important. Truly important.”The programme was started in recent years by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to encourage the growth of the Irish language overseas.A further 18 students will be awarded with scholarships and will take part in the intensive programme from 20 June to 11 July this summer.Hands up who feels inadequate?Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning IrishDailyEdge.ie: 11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the GaeltachtHow many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?last_img read more

Téléphonie mobile le 07 sinstalle lundi chez Orange et Bouygues

first_imgTéléphonie mobile : le 07 s’installe lundi chez Orange et BouyguesFrance – Orange et Bouygues Telecom ont annoncé qu’ils commenceraient dès lundi prochain à attribuer des numéros de téléphone débutant par 07. Une petite révolution pour la téléphonie mobile.Avec la généralisation de l’usage des téléphones mobiles et le développement de nombreux équipements dotés de puces RFID, et donc d’un numéro de mobile, les combinaisons commençant par 06 arrivent à saturation. Les numéros de téléphonie mobile pourront par conséquent désormais également débuter par 07, et les opérateurs Orange (France Telecom) et Bouygues entameront la distribution de ces nouveaux numéros dès lundi.À lire aussiLivebox 3 d’Orange : abonnement, location, réseau…Des infos complémentaires sur la Livebox Play”Nous sommes presque arrivés au bout de l’histoire des 06 : ils avaient été attribués il y a à peu près 15 ans, avec 100 millions de numéros disponibles”, souligne auprès de l’AFP, le directeur général de la Fédération française des télécoms, Yves Le Mouël.Après une consultation publique, c’est en mai 2009 que le régulateur des télécoms, l’Arcep, a décidé d’ouvrir “progressivement la tranche 07”, et ce sont Orange et Bouygues Telecom qui seront les premiers à attribuer ces nouvelles combinaisons. Pour SFR, cette petite révolution attendra le mois de juillet. Des numéros commençant par 06 seront bien sûr encore distribués de façon automatique, et aléatoire, aux côtés des combinaisons en 07. Il sera donc impossible pour les clients mobiles de choisir entre les deux tranches.Le 29 avril 2010 à 17:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Adobe une nouvelle mise à jour pour Flash Player

first_imgAdobe : une nouvelle mise à jour pour Flash PlayerL’éditeur Adobe met aujourd’hui à disposition une mise à jour pour Flash Player censée corriger une faille jugée critique et détectée il y a peu. Dans une note publiée sur son site internet, Adobe annonce la mise à disposition d’une nouvelle mise à jour pour son lecteur. Disponible pour la version 11.2.202.233 de Flash pour Windows, Mac OS X et Linux ainsi que pour les versions 11.1.115.7 et 11.1.111.8 pour les appareils sous Android 2, 3 et 4.0, elle vise à corriger une importante faille de sécurité jugée critique par ses découvreurs. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, le logiciel souffrait d’une faiblesse qui a été exploitée par l’intermédiaire d’e-mails contenant un fichier joint piégé, rapporte Clubic.com. Ceux-ci entrainaient un plantage de Flash et permettaient par la suite à l’attaquant de prendre le contrôle du poste piégé. Une vulnérabilité qui ne concernait qu’Internet Explorer mais que devrait désormais régler la mise à jour. En plus de celle-ci, Adobe propose également une nouvelle version bêta du lecteur Flash 11.3 ainsi que d’Air 3.3. Cette nouvelle mouture intègre une mise à jour censée réduire d’éventuels délais de transmission des données quand un utilisateur joue avec un jeu utilisant le Cloud. Ajouté à cela, Adobe y met en place un système qui permet de récupérer et d’installer les mises à jour sans l’intervention de l’utilisateur. Le 7 mai 2012 à 20:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Behind TEN The Enthusiast Networks Big Bet on Video

first_img On top of a new name, StudioTEN also has a new face. Concurrent with the rebranding, TEN brought in renowned advertising executive Jerry Solomon, whose credits include the Emmy-winning Ad Council campaign “Love Has No Labels,” and, most notably, Apple’s famous “Get a Mac” commercials, which Adweek named the “campaign of the decade” in 2010. Jerry Solomon Folio: Coming over from the advertising side of the industry, what attracted you to TEN? Solomon: We’re agnostic. If there’s somebody at Motor Trend who has a great, authentic voice and wants to jump onto the filmmaking side, I’d say bring them on. Likewise, if I’ve got somebody who is a great filmmaker but wants to get more into the car world, bring them on, too. That’s what’s great about this place — I’ve got a group of creatives here who not only ideate, but execute. We might have someone sitting in the room who comes up with a great concept, and then when it comes time to execute it, that person might go ahead and direct it. We’re really seeing projects all the way through, with a singular voice. Solomon: The original programming stuff that we do is remarkable. We have nine programs that go across our YouTube channel, which has the largest automotive audience out there: over 4.5 million subscribers. People are watching these things in crazy numbers. Brands want to go ahead and be a part of that experience. Key to achieving that, says Dickey, is an aggressive expansion of its video production arm, which the company launched in 2014 and subsequently nurtured into a robust operation, comprising over 50 employees and a 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles studio. Solomon: The best clients are the ones that realize that they want to bring value to the audience. They have to think of themselves almost as programmers with a brand message. It’s definitely a challenge to say, “We know that you want to promote this car, but let’s find an entertaining way to do it that feels holistic or seamless to our audience.” The studio, formerly known as “MindOverEye,” was rebranded “StudioTEN” last month in an effort to more closely align it with TEN’s overall corporate structure. Folio: So is it safe to say that we can expect branded content to be a major focus for StudioTEN going forward? “We want to be the most powerful automotive media company in the world,” CEO Scott Dickey tells Folio:. Jerry Solomon: I had been in the commercial business for 20-plus years. It was always a talent sell, and it was also an interruptive medium. When you make TV commercials as long as I have, it was purely executional. You sat there and the stuff that you made was just going to go on TV, and it was going to be that stuff in between shows that people didn’t really like. I could see it in the way the budgets were and our interaction with agencies — you started to feel very outdated. One of my biggest challenges is determining how a brand gets their voice into that arena, not just in the original programming, but also across advertising, delivered to that enthusiast in a way that’s authentic and genuine and doesn’t interrupt their experience. We’re going to make a lot of that stuff: original programming, branded content, with events and social around all of it. “There was always a concern that having our own production studio might be a threat to our agency partners, so we wanted it at arm’s length,” says Dickey. “But branded content has become such a huge part of the equation that it no longer made sense to have [the studio] differentiated.” The relationship between consumers and brands and that interaction was changing. My two teenaged daughters do not watch TV commercials. They may watch branded content if it’s interesting to them, but they like a non-interrupted experience. I wanted a challenge to figure out what was part of the future, and TEN offered that to me. If we continue to serve our audience, it will continue to grow. If it continues to grow and we’re communicating with them the right way, then brands will be interested in working with us, because we own that group who really feels we are authentic.center_img Solomon: You can’t be a part of the interruption; you need to be a part of the experience. We have to make stuff for an audience and in a brand voice, and we have to make it authentic. It’s really a combination of audience, idea, and execution. I think they used to live in sort of mutually exclusive worlds, and now they all need to be interconnected. Folio: What are some ways in which that relationship between consumers and brands has changed? That’s what we want to create in a digital experience, where the best brands come to us and say, “Take something with our car, make it fun, connect our brand to your audience, and feel that you’re giving them something that’s not just interruptive.” TEN: The Enthusiast Network, whose brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, and Hot Rod, among several others, enters 2017 with a clear but ambitious goal. Solomon, who will oversee StudioTEN as managing director, was chosen because of his deep understanding of how to create content that resonates with consumers while still delivering a brand message, according to Dickey. Solomon: We want to be the ultimate destination for video in automotive and action/outdoor. The investments we’re going to make will be in greater creative talent. We’re definitely looking to create partnerships in high-tech spaces like VR and AR. It’s about us connecting our original programming and branded content with our audience across platforms. So it’s going to be an investment in both talent and new technology. Folio: Is it a challenge to balance delivering a client’s message while also providing value to your audience? Folio: sat down with Solomon to learn more about the future of branded content, original video production, and how he plans to use his commercial experience to bring StudioTEN to new heights.  Folio: What kinds of new talent are you looking to bring on? When it comes to talent, if someone’s got the right attitude and loves telling great stories, I don’t care if you come from Timbuktu or Motor Trend. I can teach people about the business and about content creation, but there’s certain innate talent you can’t teach. I base it on the individual. It’s not about just trying to find the cheapest solution. One of the greatest compliments on anything I’ve ever been involved in was when The New York Times did a piece about the Mac and PC commercials. Having executive produced all of those spots, when they did an article saying, “The best series on TV is a commercial,” they saw that campaign as almost interstitial programming that worked alongside broadcast TV. Folio: What are some of your initial plans for building out StudioTEN?last_img read more

There Are Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs in the Works at HBO

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on target Game of Thrones is coming to an end, with its shortened final season airing in 2018. That doesn’t mean HBO is leaving Westeros for good though. Variety reports that the network has deals with four different writers to create new shows set in George R.R. Martin’s universe. Talks of a possible spinoff series began last year at the Television Critics Associations summer press tour. HBO programming president Casey Bloys said that while everyone involved was open to the idea, it would have to make sense creatively.That still appears to be the attitude even with these recent deals. A spokesperson told Variety that the writers are being given “as much or as little time as they need” to come up with their spinoff shows. “As with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.” So it sounds like even though they have four possible spinoffs in the works, that doesn’t mean all four will actually be produced. It also sounds like we shouldn’t expect a spinoff to happen right after Game of Thrones airs its final episode. As much as we’d all like to stay in Westeros, it’s better if the network takes its time to make another great show.The writers involved are Kong: Skull Island‘s Max Borenstein, Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘s Jane Goldman, Legend‘s Brian Helgeland, and Mad Men‘s Carly Wray. That’s a pretty impressive group of writers. I kind of hope all of these projects lead to something, as I’d like to see each one of their takes on George R.R. Martin’s world.The spinoff series will explore different eras in Westeros’s history, which definitely has potential. One of the things that made A Song of Fire and Ice such an engrossing read was the fact that Westeros felt like a living world. It had a long, rich, detailed history, and there are potentially thousands of stories that can be told in this setting. I wonder if any of them will be set after Game of Thrones. Like, is there an era of Westeros that’s equivalent to our modern day? What does that world look like? In any case, considering how good the series became after it was able to go off in its own direction, I can’t wait to see what these writers can do with the ability to create wholly original characters and stories.Whatever stories these spinoffs try to tell, it’ll likely be a long time before we see any hint of what they’re about or when they take place. In the meantime, we still have two more seasons of Game of Thrones to look forward to. The seven-episode seventh season premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.last_img read more

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Genocide trial for Guatemalas exdictator Ríos Montt resumes Wednesday to continue Thursday

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – A genocide trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, begun 50 days ago and suspended by a judge’s order over a technicality, resumed on Wednesday, with judges rejecting repeated motions by the defense team to delay the trial.A prosecutor asked judges to deliver a 75-year prison sentence to Ríos Montt, a former dictator who supervised a “scorched-earth” policy of war in the early 1980s during Guatemala’s brutal civil war. The prosecutor also asked that Ríos Montt be placed under preventive detention and removed from house arrest. The trial is a first for Guatemala – and the world – in that a country is holding criminal genocide proceedings in its own courts. Judge Jazmín Barrios said a verdict would be coming soon, although she did not indicate a specific date. Francisco García was restored as lead defending attorney on Wednesday after having been expelled from the courtroom on March 19 for what a judge characterized as obstructionism and ethics violations. García asked for the trial to be suspended again, but was rejected by the court. He followed with an outburst directed at judges, telling them, “You are not above the law. I will not rest until I see you behind bars.”Justice Barrios responded by saying, “We will not accept any type of threat.” She ordered the trial to move to closing testimony and arguments.Ríos Montt’s former head of military intelligence, Gen. José Rodríguez, is also on trial for genocide.Prosecutor Orlando López, who throughout the trial had called more than 100 family members of massacre victims and presented forensic anthropology evidence, asked for the 75-year prison sentence for both men for acts of genocide and crimes against humanity.Ríos Montt and Rodríguez are on trial for the massacre by the Army of 1,771 Ixil Mayans in the Department of Quiché during the Ríos Montt dictatorship, which lasted from 1982-1983. “[Ríos Montt] had absolute power over the military,” López said, adding that military plans approved by Ríos Montt ordered soldiers to classify indigenous Ixils as “internal enemies” for their alleged collaboration with guerrilla fighters during the 36-year civil war, which lasted from 1960-1996. That, said López, consisted of genocide, as it specifically targeted the destruction of an ethnic group. Ríos Montt has been under house arrest since January 2012, and Rodríguez has been in a military hospital. The prosecutor asked that both be taken into custody, as they are a “flight risk.” “What 75 years will do is rejuvenate me,” Ríos Montt said sarcastically to journalists as he exited the courtroom. The trial will continue on Thursday with closing statements from representatives of the victims and the defense. Judges will then set a date for a issuing final verdicts. So far, Ríos Montt has not taken the stand in his own defense.  Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Cancellations delays add to Brazil airport chaos

first_imgSAO PAULO (AP) – More than 25,000 passengers in Brazil saw flights delayed or cancelled after a damaged cargo jet blocked the lone runway at one of the country’s busiest airports for two days, officials said Monday.Separately, the check-in system at Tam airlines, Brazil’s biggest, was down for three hours early Monday at all locations around the world where the company operates, adding to the air transport chaos in Latin America’s biggest nation. Critics say improving the nation’s woeful airports is one of its biggest challenges before it hosts the 2014 World Cup. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Improving airports plagued with bottlenecks, long lines and poor infrastructure was a key promise made by the government in its winning bid to host soccer’s premiere event in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of fans will fly between the 12 host cities for matches.Brazil’s airports have buckled under demand that tripled in the past decade. In 2002, airlines flew 34.3 million passengers on flights originating in Brazil. That rose to 107.8 million last year, Brazil’s civil aviation agency reported.In an effort to make quick improvements, Brazil’s government earlier this year privatized operations at three of the nation’s main airports, including at Campinas, awarding $14 billion in contracts to three consortiums that will expand and run terminals.However, the Campinas airport is still being operated by Infraero, the state-run agency that has long run the country’s airports. The other airports privatized include the nation’s busiest airport in Sao Paulo, along with those in the capital Brasilia and in Campinas.Together, the three airports are responsible for 30 percent of Brazil’s passenger traffic.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Azul Airlines, which operates about 85 percent of the flights at the Campinas airport north of Sao Paulo, said late Monday afternoon that its flights would resume normal operations by early evening after the damaged cargo jet was removed from the airport’s only runway. The jet, owned by U.S.-based Centurion Cargo, blew out a tire upon landing Saturday night _ it took Brazilian officials until Monday to locate the proper heavy equipment to remove the plane.The Campinas airport, also known as Viracopos, was Brazil’s ninth-busiest last year, according to government statistics, and was earlier this year named as one of three the government said it would privatize.“Although operations at Viracopos have been freed up, delays and cancellations may still occur,” Azul said in a statement.A spokeswoman for Tam airlines declined to say how many flights were delayed or cancelled because of the problems with its check-in system. The company operates about 800 flights a day around the globe. With the check-in system down, passengers’ tickets had to be processed by hand at airports. Brazilian TV showed long lines and crowded terminals at main airports in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more

PO Cruises voted Australias favourite family cruise line

first_imgP&O Cruises has been voted Australia’s Best Family Cruise Line by the well-travelled readers of one of Australia’s leading family publications – Out & About with Kids.The cruise line has taken out the top cruise gong in the magazine’s annual Best of Family Travel Readers Choice Awards.P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the award was a welcome win at a time of expansion for P&O, which is the largest cruise line in Australia, offering five ships sailing from eight different homeports year round.“We pride ourselves on offering great value, fun and memorable family holidays and to be voted Australians’ favourite family cruise line is a real honour. With the recent announcements of our new waterparks for Pacific Dawn and our latest ship Pacific Explorer, family cruising with P&O is about to get even more exciting,” Mr Myrmell said.P&O caters to families of all types and sizes with triple, quad and interconnecting cabins, the biggest adventure park at sea – P&O Edge, kids clubs, late-night babysitting and fun onboard activities from movie-making to Lego.The 2016 awards feature 18 categories across a variety of Australian and international travel products and are voted for by the magazine’s well-travelled readers. For information on the awards see the latest issue of Out and About with Kids or go online. P&O CruisesSource = P&O Cruiseslast_img read more

Flight deals to Perth and Western Australia from £518

first_imgFind flights from London to Perth from £458* Here you can check the best time to book flights to Perth as well as how much you can save on flights. Find flights from London Heathrow to Perth from £477* Find flights from Cardiff to Perth from £618* Great months to find a bargain is in our peak holiday season in July and August. This is the perfect time to swim with whale sharks and humpback whales at Ningaloo or explore the Kimberley. It’s all about planning and booking flights early on! Published 9th April, 2018 and prices updated on 14th December 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. Find flights from Manchester to Perth from £630* Book flights from Manchester from £631* In partnership with Tourism Western Australia. The climate of the area around Perth in the South is described as “Mediterranean”, which gets hot in summer (December to February) and warm, but rainy in winter (June to August). Therefore, also low-season months such as October, November, April or May should definitely be on your radar. WA’s capital city of Perth is bathed in sunshine for an average of nine hours a day, with a total of 131 perfect blue-sky days every year. That officially makes it the sunniest capital city in Australia, with one of the most enviable outdoor lifestyles in the world.Flights from Perth to London can also be quite the bargain if you consider costs per milage. The two major hubs are 8,991 miles apart and the average price for a return ticket was £836 in 2018 – this means a cost per mile of 9.2p, quite the deal if you compare it to other popular long-distance routes. Perth, AustraliaCheck out these 20 things to add to your Australia bucketlistcenter_img Find flights from Glasgow to Perth from £634* Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our ideas for your Western Australia journey! Find flights from Newcastle to Perth from £635* Unsurprisingly, December is the most popular month to visit Western Australia, which also means that flight prices peak during that month. However, thanks to size of Western Australia, it’s always summer somewhere, which makes it a year-round holiday destination. Look for cheap flights from Manchester to Perth Find cheap flights from London Heathrow to Perth, Australia Find flights from Edinburgh to Perth from £651* Find flights from Birmingham to Perth from £630* Check out these cheap flighs from Edinburgh to Perth RelatedThe best of Perth on a budgetTravelling to Australia on a tight budget? There’s plenty to see in Perth for those with a shoestring budget, from snorkelling in the marine parks to picnicking in Kings Park. Check out these top things to do for free in Perth.How to get to Western Australia for lessSee how you can find cheap flights to Perth, save money on travel, and turn your Western Australia dream holiday into a budget-friendly reality.Last minute flight deals to Western AustraliaIn partnership with Tourism Western Australia. PHOTO: Aerial view of couple at City Beach, near Perth We’ve put together this quick hit-list of the cheapest flights to Perth:  the capital of Western Australia and your gateway to the Land Down Under. Covering the whole West Coast, Western Australia genuinely does…last_img read more

BOC to raise provisions by €05bn in H1 sees no need for

first_imgBank of Cyprus, the island’s largest lender, has said that it will post a loss of €550m in its half-year results as a result of an increase of provisions for loan impairments by €500m and will return to profitability next year.Following the increase in provisioning aimed at de-risking its balance sheet, the bank, which posted a 14.4 common equity tier 1 capital ratio at the end of the first quarter, will not require additional equity as its “capital levels remain adequate,” it said in an emailed statement on Monday.“Although allocating an incremental €500m of capital to de-risk the balance sheet through increased provision coverage will result in the group posting a loss of approximately €550m for the half year to 30 June 2017, the reality is that the strength of the group’s capital position has allowed the group to accommodate this without the need to raise any additional core equity capital,” the bank said. “The landmark €1bn equity raise carried out in the summer of 2014 has to date proven sufficient to support the group’s recovery and allowed it support the recovering economy. The group does not expect to have to raise any further core equity and expects to rebuild further strength in its capital base during 2018 through posting results which will reflect a more conventional credit-cycle cost”.The bank said that the decision to increase provisions will help “draw a line in its discussions with the European Central Bank (ECB) on the levels of provisioning” expected against non-performing loans, which dropped to 51.8 per cent in March from 54.8 per cent in December. The provisioning coverage ratio rose to 42 per cent to 41 per cent respectively.The step is part of its effort to explore “innovative strategic solutions” to accelerate the balance-sheet de-risking.“It is too early to go into detail on what these transformational initiatives could include but it suffices to say that detailed work is underway with a number of external counterparties,” it said.The lender, whose depositors saw almost half of their uninsured deposits turned into equity in the 2013 banking crisis, added that it already extended €1bn in fresh credit to the economy in the first half of the year, roughly as much as the whole of 2016, supporting growth. In the first quarter this year it posted a €2m after tax profit.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Here’s Why)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more