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An Historic Day for Touch Football!

first_imgTuesday, August 13, 2013The National Rugby League (NRL) and Touch Football Australia have today launched an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport. The two sports will work together as part of a strategic alliance to create the largest sporting community in the country which will reflect the wider support that exists for Rugby League and the game’s commitment to ensuring there is a ‘place on the field’ for everyone.The new agreement will bring more than 1.03 million participants together playing in competitions under a joint NRL-TFA banner. This is in addition to the 844,000 girls and boys who currently take part in NRL Development programs each year.The alliance delivers significant benefits for both sports: a unique and complete pathway for park players and elite athletes that includes contact and non-contact sports – designed so players never leave the game or the field at any point in time during the calendar year or period of their playing life; enhanced inclusiveness, retention, and access to greater, more diverse playing opportunities for all Australians; a better alignment and consolidation of people, resources and competitions across the country – working together on Touch Football and Rugby League under a joint NRL-TFA banner; curtain raisers for the elite Touch Football athletes to showcase their skills and speed on the world stage at State of Origin and Test matches and selected NRL/representative fixtures; a more effective, year-round calendar of events and utilisation of sporting fields’ and amenities under the NRL banner.At the heart of the strategic alliance is a reuniting of two kindred spirits – after over 40 years apart and now formally coming together as one sporting community. Establishing, arguably and compellingly, Australia’s largest sporting community – bringing together well over 1 million participants across the country involved in competitions.According to the CEO of Touch Football Australia, Mr Colm Maguire, the strategic alliance between Touch Football Australia and the NRL is a definitive ‘game changer’ for Touch Football (and Rugby League) and a watershed moment in the history and evolution of both sports.“Touch Football in Australia was born out of Rugby League and the opportunity to create Australia’s largest sporting community aligned with the NRL is as compelling as it is ambitious and fortuitous,” Maguire announced in Sydney today in conjunction with NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Smith. “And, there is a real opportunity to grow the profile of touch both as a recreational game and an elite sport,” he said.“Not only will our partnership with the NRL provide greater potential to expand the participation base and extend the reach and profile of Touch Football, it will also ensure the sport will benefit significantly from the NRL scale, brand and market and distribution presence,” Mr Maguire added.“Both parties will share in the potential synergies of alignment: particularly in terms of combined approach and effort, revenue growth opportunities, cost saving efficiencies including shared services, scale benefits and consolidated national resources. Another key feature of the partnership will be the creation of a dual track continuous pathway; from grassroots to elite for both contact and non-contact forms of the game,” he added.“The corollary to this is the NRL will position Touch Football as its primary recreational game providing greater options for players, catering for all shapes, sizes and skill levels: expanding significantly their age demographics from ages 5 to 70-plus years old and increasing their female participation base, product offerings and mutually beneficial commercial leveraging opportunities,” Mr Maguire added.“Significantly, the partnership enables Touch Football to realise its vision articulated in its strategic plan, to become Australia’s leading community sport through strategic partnerships,” Mr Maguire said.The alignment of Touch Football under the joint NRL-TFA umbrella and operations will be in effect an alignment of like minds, resources, people and approaches. Touch Football Australia Chair, Mr Michael Rush, added that while this has been a very carefully considered process over an extended period of time, the development of the partnership and the announcement at this junction is at the right time for both sports and tremendously exciting.“I can assure all stakeholders connected to our sport that the TFA Board of Management and executive have undertaken a very thorough and demanding assessment and consideration of what this partnership means for our future. We have been diligent and professional while speculating on the exciting outcomes that can be achieved within a collaborative proposition,” Mr Rush said.“It is our firm view that this strategic alliance is in the very best interests of the sport and our membership. What has truly been encouraging is the fact that our new partner has an identical view.“We are very fortunate to be in the position we are in today; our sport and our large and diverse membership naturally hold significant appeal to the NRL. And this is clearly both a validation and in large part a direct result of all the commitment, hard work and perseverance of volunteers, staff, players, officials and supporters everywhere that have made the sport what it is today,” he added. “I can assure all of our members and stakeholders that it is a very exciting time to be involved in the sport. It is a credit to all of our sport’s stakeholders that have built the sport and made this partnership possible. “The partnership also ensures we are best equipped now and in the future to meet the resourcing, positioning and pathway challenges impacting the crowded Australian sporting market,” he added.Mr Maguire added that from a whole-of sport perspective, the continued support of the Australian Sports Commission is pivotal to ensuring that the participation base of both sports expands and provides consolidation support for future growth.“The outcomes of the announcement will further support the participation targets funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission. TFA is grateful for the ongoing contribution by the ASC ($570k in 2013-14) into the sport of Touch Football, particularly within the participation environment,” he said.Today’s official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding commits each party to finalise the terms of the partnership which will include discussions with the Australian Sports Commission.According to NRL’s Chief Executive, Mr David Smith, it is a time for great enthusiasm, excitement and optimism for the sport as the NRL enters into this significant growth stage in the game’s history.“The new agreement with Touch Football Australia is a key strategic step in growing opportunities for Rugby League,” Mr Smith, said today.“Not only will it see more than one million people play in unified competitions, it brings together people from every state and territory, from almost every age group and every demographic.“We have been very clear about our ambition to extend the profile and reach of Rugby League and working with Touch Football Australia will also enable us to pursue new commercial and marketing opportunities that we can leverage with new partners.”CONTACT:Julian Buckmaster – GM, Marketing, Communications and Partnerships, TFAP: 0438 777 993; E: julian.buckmaster@touchfootball.com.auFollow us through the week on Facebook (www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus) as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus); or keep up-to-date with all the news, event action and results by visiting us at the Touch Football Australia website – www.austouch.com.au.Related News:An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic AllianceMedia Releaselast_img read more

10 months ago​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseason

first_img​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatteo Guendouzi admits that he took the chances that were given to him in preseason.The youngster arrived from Lorient in the summer, but no one expected that he would make an instant impact on the first team.The 19-year-old has been a key member of the midfield under new boss Unai Emery.And he is happy that he has settled in so quickly.He said in an interview with Sky Sports: “Although it doesn’t feel like I had time to adapt, I did. “The key was when we went on pre-season to Singapore we played friendly matches and I was able to show my qualities to the staff and my team-mates, that time was really precious because when we came back here it was much easier to adapt to the team and the staff.”Everybody has helped me to integrate and be part of the club and for me to play without pressure, which I love to do. Because I started and played well from the beginning that helped me and my confidence for the games that followed.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Excelerate Charters Out Maran Gas Maritimes FSRU

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Excelerate Energy Excelerate Energy and Maran Gas Maritime have signed a bareboat charter agreement for the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Hull 2477.During the five-year deal, Excelerate will have the option to purchase the newbuilding. Maran Gas Maritime is currently building the FSRU at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in April 2020, when the charter would start.To feature a storage capacity of 173,400 m3, the vessel will be capable of operating as both an FSRU and a fully tradable LNG carrier, the company noted.Hull 2477 will join Excelerate’s existing fleet of nine FSRUs and will serve Excelerate’s portfolio of regasification customers. Excelerate Technical Management will provide ship management for the vessel.“We believe this transaction leverages the strengths of both our companies. Excelerate are market leaders in the FSRU space and we are delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate thereby securing a productive future for this state-of-the-art FSRU,” John Angelicoussis, the owner of MGM, added.last_img read more

Bill Clinton Visits Clinton Foundation Investments In Haiti

first_imgOn a trip to Haiti on Monday and Tuesday, President Clinton visited several sites where Clinton Foundation investments and partnerships have made a difference and begun yielding results.The Clinton Foundation has been actively engaged in Haiti since 2009, focusing on economic diversification, private sector investment and job creation in order to create long-term, sustainable economic development.In 2013 the Haiti team provided approximately $1 million in grants and investments to support Haitian entrepreneurs, small businesses, and farming cooperatives, helped to facilitate more than $30 million in foreign direct investment into Haiti, and continued to provide capacity building and access to markets for Haitian businesses and the Haitian Center for Investment Facilitation.DigicelOn Monday, President Clinton visited the Union Des Apotres – Prodev School, which was built by Digicel as part of their CGI commitment to build 150 schools throughout Haiti. The school has also had significant support from NRG Energy, Urban Zen and Happy Hearts Fund. It is currently the only solar powered school in Cite Soleil.The Clinton Foundation made a grant to the school last year for Earth Day to support a tree planting activity and Earth Day celebration, which has evolved into a school garden program that will help add fresh, nutritional content to school feeding programs. In addition, the Foundation linked the school with NRG Energy, which has helped build a new canteen and a solar canopy for the school that is expected to produce enough energy to meet 100 percent of the school’s power needs.MarriottDigicel also announced this weekend that they will soon be topping off their $45 million Marriott hotel in Port au Prince. Digicel and Marriott’s partnership, facilitated by the Foundation, has brought new investment and new training opportunities to Haiti.Marriott, working with the Minister of Tourism, will soon announce the youth who have been selected for their Hospitality Leadership Development Program. This group of 10 young Haitians has interviewed (with the Ministry and with Marriott) for internships at the JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic and will begin working at this location when it opens in a few months. The youth will return to Haiti with newly learned skills and on-the-job experience to pursue a new opportunity — to be a member of the team at the Haiti Marriott as it prepares to open in February 2015.Thiotte/Coffee AcademyLater on Monday, President Clinton visited the Haiti Coffee Academy (HCA) in Thiotte, one of Haiti’s primary coffee growing regions. The Clinton Foundation has contributed over $150,000 to the creation of the Academy, and the Foundation has been working to promote Haitian coffee to US and international buyers to revitalize the industry. Coffee is the main source of income for more than 100,000 farmers in Haiti.Yesterday, the Clinton Foundation announced a $28,000 grant to Fonkoze, the leading microfinance organization in Haiti, to provide literacy training programs to up to 600 small-holder farmers and others in Thiotte.SRSOn Tuesday, President Clinton visited the recycling collection and bailing center of Sustainable Recycling Solutions Haiti (SRS). The Clinton Foundation worked to help relaunch SRS last year with a joint $250,000 investment with Todd Wagner.In just the past three months SRS, working with their network of collectors, have taken over 10 million bottles off the streets. In addition, the Foundation has worked with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park who co-founded SRS, to bring more visibility to this project. Eco Wear has partnered with SRS to buy plastic bottles to create a variety of consumer products, including merchandise for Linkin Park.In addition, Giant Dragon, which has recycling operations in Hong Kong and the Dominican Republic, has partnered with SRS and announced that it has committed to purchasing a minimum of 4 million pounds of SRS plastic over the next year.IRIIPresident Clinton also visited Industrial Revolution II (IRII), a new apparel manufacturer in SONAPI Industrial Park that invests 50 percent of profits into their workers, their families and the local community. IRII currently employs over 100 people, primarily women, and with increased orders and business they have incredible potential to expand.Garments constitute 90% of Haiti’s exports, earning $800 million a year, and the sector currently employs 31,000 people. The Foundation has been working with IRII’s founding partners – Joey Adler, Rob Broggi, Richard Coles, and Matt Damon – for close to three years, helping them work through issues in Haiti and connecting them with potential apparel buyers.last_img read more

Shriver Report Snapshot Insight Into The Resilient American Mother

first_imgToday’s American mom is resilient and optimistic but deeply concerned about the complexities of modern life and the environment in which she is doing her job according to a non-partisan survey of more than 1,000 mothers released today.The Shriver Report Snapshot: Insight into the Resilient American Mother reveals the modern mother is optimistic in her own strength and resolve to raise independent and caring children but challenged by the shortcomings of the entrenched institutions meant to support her.In America today, more than half of all mothers are living paycheck to paycheck. Nearly two thirds of working moms say that the American business culture makes it “nearly impossible” to juggle work and family life. Mothers are torn on the role of social media and technology and are taking on a lion’s share of housekeeping and parenting responsibilities. Overall two thirds of mothers believe that their children are less safe than they were as children and most say it is harder to be a mother today than it was in their parent’s generation. In fact, a majority (53%) say America is becoming a worse place to raise children while only 15% believe it is getting better.Yet, despite growing concerns about the challenges their children face – including declining moral values, violence in schools, sexual predators and bullying – most mothers express confidence about raising their children and are strikingly optimistic about their children’s future. Nine of ten moms report they are at least “somewhat” optimistic about their children’s future, and over half say they are “very optimistic.” Amidst this backdrop, the conflicted, yet resilient, American mom sees education reform as the best hope for their children’s future and the top priority for leaders and lawmakers to address.These findings are the result of a national survey commissioned by Save the Children, Save the Children Action Network and Shriver Media and conducted online by the national polling group, PSB, in March 2016. More than 1,050 mothers who are likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election participated in the survey, with a margin of error of ±2.47%.The findings come in the middle of a turbulent presidential election race in which the gender gap in voting between men and women is likely to become a significant factor in the November general election. In 2012, nearly 10 million more women than men voted for president. The gap could widen even further this fall when more than 20 million mothers with children living at home – more than 1 in 4 of all likely women voters – are expected to vote for president, making mothers who vote a sizable but often overlooked segment of the electorate.According to the survey, most moms believe it is getting harder to be a parent today compared to previous generations and they worry about a host of social ills including a weakening economy, shifting American values, increased violence and a decline in the quality of education. In fact, when asked to identify the most important issue for the next president, mothers overwhelmingly cited education reform including making college more affordable, ensuring a fair chance to succeed in school and increased access to high quality early childhood education. Given all this, the survey also shows that American moms remain remarkably resilient and “optimistic”, believing that their children will achieve success through hard work despite many challenges.“As a mother of four and an advocate for women’s empowerment, I am thrilled to partner with Save the Children and the Save the Children Action Network to share this Snapshot on the modern American mom,” said Maria Shriver founder of Shriver Media and the Shriver Report Special Editions and Snapshots. “American mothers are resilient, tough and optimistic but political and business leaders – all of our institutions – need to adjust to the needs of the modern American family so that mothers and their children can not only survive but can thrive in today’s complex environment.”“Clearly, moms believe it’s much harder to raise kids today than it was in the past. But moms of all political persuasions see education reform as the number one task of the next president,” said Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network. “In fact, 83 percent of moms – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – said they would likely support a political candidate who is in favor of expanding quality early childhood education programs in the U.S., which they believe is critical to America’s future. These moms know that all kids deserve a strong start in life.”“This Mother’s Day it’s important to not only celebrate moms, but also to really listen to what they need,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. “This poll tells us that women are feeling a lot of pressure, and are demanding more from their partners, workplaces, and elected leaders. I’ve met mothers across the U.S., some hanging on by a thread, and it’s clear that if we want to see stronger families and communities, then we need to support mothers because they are the backbone of society. We can’t underestimate the power of a mother. Some of our most critical programs to support children, schools and communities are created and sustained by moms. As a mom myself, I want to continue to help support mothers because if we support the moms, then we help to create stronger families, communities, and our country.”last_img read more

Sullinger Im coming back next year

NEWARK, N.J. — After falling short of the team goal of a national championship with a loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Friday, the Ohio State men’s basketball team received some positive news: Freshman forward Jared Sullinger confirmed his plans to return for his sophomore season. “I’m coming back next year because I have to work on — a lot of things — and I don’t like the taste that I just had,” the freshman said to reporters after the loss. “I don’t appreciate losing. I never appreciate losing and I’m going to come back to win.” Sullinger led the Buckeyes in points and rebounds per game with 17.1 and 10, respectively. The Freshman of the Year award winner is also one of four finalists for the Naismith Award, handed out to the best basketball player in the country. Accolades aside, Sullinger’s motivation to return was simple. “The love of this basketball team makes me want to come back,” he said. “These guys are my brothers.” OSU coach Thad Matta was not surprised by his freshman’s vow to return. “He told me from day one he’d be back for two years,” he said. “I think all the things he learned this year, with a great offseason, I have no doubt he’ll be the best player in college basketball (next year).” Sullinger tallied 21 points and 16 rebounds in the team’s loss to the Wildcats on Friday. The double-double was the forward’s 18th in 37 games. It was not those numbers or the team’s 34 wins that made Sullinger’s choice an easy one, but rather the loss to the Wildcats. The freshman plans on getting right back to work. “I know I am going to be back in the gym as soon as we get back,” he said. Despite being widely projected as a top-five pick, Sullinger was adamant that he would not be swayed by the NBA. “I’ll be in an Ohio State jersey next year,” he said. “It’s my personal choice and I want to come back and serve this basketball team and play for Matta.” Sullinger has until April 24 to submit his name to the NBA draft, but said he is not interested in even testing the waters. OSU junior guard William Buford said he plans to return, but might look into the NBA by entering his name. If he does, he will have until May 8 to withdraw it and retain his college eligibility. Buford, however, doesn’t think he is ready to play professionally. “I’ll be back,” he said. “I just want to get better so when I do go, I’ll be prepared to make an impact and not just go to be a player in the league.” If both players return, OSU will retain its top two scorers and top rebounder from the 2010–11 season, along with the team leader in assists, freshman point guard Aaron Craft. Though he was emotional after the team’s tough loss, Sullinger said he did not take the decision lightly and was clear that he would not renege on his choice. “I’m a man of my word,” he said. “I won’t change my mind for anybody. This is what I want. This is where I’m happy. I’m happy being an Ohio State Buckeye and playing for coach Matta.” read more

Ohio State mens soccer team returns home for match against another ranked

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0.Credit: Lantern File PhotoComing off a three-week road swing, the Ohio State men’s soccer team will prepare to host its first conference game this weekend.After playing to a 3-3 double-overtime draw against in-state rival No.11 Akron on Wednesday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on another ranked opponent in No. 13 Penn State at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Before its game against Akron, OSU was on a four-game losing streak, trying to find its momentum. Despite the team’s disappointing start to the season, it did not let it affect its mindset going into Wednesday’s game as the Buckeyes came from behind to tie the game against Akron.“We would have liked to get the win,” senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason said. “But I think it showed a lot about the heart this team has and the character to bounce back from a tough stretch and play a ranked opponent toe-to-toe; so I think we’re headed in the right direction.”OSU proved to be able to keep up with a ranked competitor, but the Buckeyes will face another heavy challenge as they prepare to face No.13 Penn State.“They are very solid and organized all over the pitch, and they have a few attacking plays where they can unlock the door and score a goal,” senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle said. “So as hard as they are to beat, they’re also dangerous at getting a goal or two, so we have to be on our game against them.”Mason said that the team would really have to take its chances this weekend because it is going to be a 90-minute battle.Despite the challenge OSU will likely face, Doyle said the team would like the fans to come out and support the team on Sunday.“I think Ohio State and Penn State have a rivalry in a lot of sports and what else is there to do on Sunday afternoon a 3 p.m.?” Doyle said. “Might as well come out in the nice weather and enjoy the game.”About the Nittany LionsPenn State comes into Sunday’s game after defeating 10th-ranked Indiana 1-0 on Sunday in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State stands at 4-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in Big Ten play. Freshman forward Marc Curran leads the team with six goals, while senior midfielder Brian James has three goals and one assist. Senior goalkeeper Matt Bersano is 4-1-1 overall with a 0.48 goals against average and .880 save percentage and has played a total of 470 minutes.What’s next?Following Sunday’s action, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Dayton at 7 p.m. on Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Wenger finally admits Jose Mourinhos greatness

first_imgAfter the transmission of the Juventus vs Manchester United Champions League match, Arsene Wenger made a rare confession about Jose Mourinho.During his time as a manager for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger had a very heated rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson first and Jose Mourinho after.The career that spanned throughout more than two decades with the Gunners, brought the French manager on many occasions in which he really became one of the Portuguese manager’s biggest enemies in football.There were even years in which both managers went after each other and kept a high insult count in every single time they had the chance to do it, but Wenger is out of the game right now and he doesn’t really need to criticize Jose Mourinho.Now that he lives as a retiree for the moment, Arsene can say what he really thinks about Jose Mourinho and the reaction we got during the match between Juventus and Manchester United was very surprising for everyone.Nobody expected that Arsene Wenger would praise the new Red Devils’ boss, but that is exactly what happened after they defeated Juventus at the Allianz Arena Stadium in Turin.It’s in this way that Jose Mourinho has also managed to turn the opinion of one of his biggest rivals in the Premier League.Wenger credits Mourinho with steadying the ship at #MUFC. #beINUCL pic.twitter.com/nwkfF5HZi4— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 7, 2018But if we look at the history that these two managers have during their rivalry in England, we can tell you that Jose Mourinho doesn’t really deserve such high praise from Wenger because his criticisms were almost always hurtful.Although the Frenchman is certainly responding to the Mourinho that praised him during the final days of his over two decades at Arsenal, that Jose was very respectful towards the long spell that Wenger had with the Gunners and to the legacy he left behind in English football.It’s to that man that Wenger s responding, which is why we understand the words he said to BeIN Sports as a pundit during the match.“It looks to me that against Everton and Bournemouth he turned his team on the right side in terms of the performance,” said Wenger.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“His team was down and responded twice in a very positive way. Overall you can trust his quality and experience to get Manchester back on track.”“I don’t see him working everyday so I don’t know if he has changed or not. We had very heated confrontations so for me I don’t think his motivation has dropped.”EPL: Wenger Defends Mourinho, Asks Fans To Trust His Experience https://t.co/PRMsr8U5Cg pic.twitter.com/mY1faNNuud— Dove Bulletin (@dovebulletin) November 7, 2018Arsene Wenger is correct on one thing about Jose Mourinho, especially after this Wednesday’s victory against Juventus.The Portuguese manager has double confirmed that he has recovered the squad completely, they can now be considered a title contender without question and they will pose a huge threat to any other club from the Top 5 that thought they could beat the Red Devils.Next Sunday’s Manchester Derby will be one of the most exciting matches of the season, one from which the Portuguese manager cherishes great memories from the last time both squads faced in the Premier League.Maybe you don’t remember but, Jose Mourinho was good enough to prevent Manchester City to claim the Premier League title last season at Old Trafford, an event that could’ve scarred all Manchester United fans for many years to come.Just for this reason alone, the next Manchester Derby should be more than enough reason for anyone to cancel any plans they have and watch the whole 90 minutes of what promises to be an unforgettable day.Wenger: Mourinho turning things around at Man Utd #AFC https://t.co/SoUxmXAeqo pic.twitter.com/AV0m9llWPE— Arsenal Report (@Arsenal_Fanly) November 7, 2018What do you think about Arsene Wenger’s rare praise towards Jose Mourinho? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Hearst Names New International CEO

first_imgAs part of the promotion, Edwards also will serve as vice chairman of the National Magazine Company, which publishes 19 magazines in the U.K. Edwards joined the company in 1989. Hearst today promoted Duncan Edwards to CEO and chairman of Hearst Magazines International, and executive vice president of Hearst Magazines. Previously, Edwards served as CEO of the National Magazine Company, a subsidiary of Hearst.Edwards [pictured] replaces George J. Green, who will remain with the company until June when he plans to retire. Last June, Victor F. Ganzi resigned as Hearst CEO. The reason for his departure, he said, was irreconcilable policy differences with the board of trustees over the future of the company.last_img read more

Apple Voice Control widens voice accessibility to iOS MacOS

first_img • See also Apple has faced criticism over its App Store policies and approval process nearly since it launched the store. In May, the Supreme Court ruled that iPhone owners can sue Apple for allegedly operating a monopoly through its App Store. And there has been an outcry from parental control app makers that Apple unfairly banned their software because their apps compete with Apple’s own software. Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and other heavyweights have also criticized Apple’s App Store model. Follow all of today’s Apple news. The event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas key focuses over the past couple of years. It’s the company’s App Store, though, that makes up the bulk of Apple’s services business. For that business to keep growing, Apple needs developers to continuously update their apps and create new services. The company last week said it has 20 million developers in its Apple developer Program, and they’ve made more than $120 billion from selling digital goods and services in their App Store apps. Apple also touted the creation of over 1.5 million jobs in the US and over 1.57 million across Europe. Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad See All iOS 13, MacOS 10.15 and MacPro: Everything we’re expecting… Computers Operating Systems Laptops Desktops Mobile Post a comment WWDC 2019 Tags 0 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now 9:08 46 Photos Now playing: Watch this: WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Share your voice Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now reading • Apple Voice Control widens voice accessibility to iOS, MacOS Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Apple Event Apple’s new voice commands bring more accessibility to the Mac.  Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET Apple on Monday revealed Voice Control, new voice commands for its iPhones and computers that allow people with physical motor limitations to browse and operate their devices by speaking. The new commands, unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2019 confab for developers, let users do things like request the addition of an emoji while dictating an email, or divide a screen into a numbered grid so they can replicate a screen tap or mouse click by calling out a number. Apple’s annual developer convention kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the integration of its hardware with its software sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Applelast_img read more

Oil prices fall on rising OPEC crude production

first_imgOil prices dipped in early Asian trade on Monday as rising production in the Middle East outweighed falling U.S. output and the recent slide in the dollar, which has been supporting crude.Brent futures LCOc1 were trading at $47.05 per barrel at 0028 GMT on Monday, down 32 cents from their last settlement. U.S. crude CLc1 was down 28 cents at $45.64 a barrel.Analysts said rising output from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and especially the Middle East was outweighing supportive factors such as an ongoing, albeit slow, fall in U.S. output and a sliding dollar, which makes it cheaper for countries using other currencies to import dollar-traded fuel.”The weaker dollar failed to excite investors in the crude oil markets,” ANZ bank said, citing a rise in OPEC-output as the main downward driver for prices.The dollar has fallen over 6 percent this year against a basket of other leading currencies .French bank BNP Paribas said that a recent oil rally, with prices jumping almost a third since April, was largely driven by sentiment and lacked physical fundamentals.”The recent rally in oil prices appears to have little to do with fundamentals,” it said.”We see the recent rally as sowing the seeds of its own demise, and extending our recommendation to protect against short-term downside risk.”OPEC-supplies rose to 32.64 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, from 32.47 million bpd in March, according to a Reuters survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.That almost matches January’s 32.65 million bpd, when Indonesia’s return to OPEC boosted production to records.Despite Monday’s lower prices, other analysts are growing confident that a near-two-year rout in oil has ended, and many have raised their price forecasts.The chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said oil prices may have bottomed out, providing the health of the global economy does not pose a concern.”In a normal economic environment, we will see the price direction is rather upwards than downwards,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Sunday.Non-OPEC output is set to fall by more than 700,000 bpd this year, the biggest decline in around 20 years, he said.With global oil demand seen growing by 1.2 million bpd this year, the draw in global stockpiles will start soon, helping push up prices, he said.last_img read more

3 sentenced to death for Mymensingh murder

first_img.A court in Mymensingh on Sunday sentenced three people to death for killing an auto-rickshaw driver in a bid to snatch away the vehicle in 2011, reports UNB.The convicts are Ziaul Hasan, 25, son of Abdul Halim of ujanpara village in Trishal upazila, Ismail Hossain, 24, son of Afaz uddin of Bhaluka upazila and Suruj Mia, 25, son of Sirajuddin of Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district.According to the prosecution, three convicts, in guise of passengers, hired the auto-rickshaw of Shafiqul Islam at Kachina Bazar in Bhaluka upazila on 12 March 2011.Later, they stabbed and strangled Shafiqul to death after tying his hands and legs and dumped the body in Bilaijura canal near Jamidia Masterbari in the upazila.Locals spotted the body on the following day and being informed by them, police recovered the body from the water body.Abul Hossain, father of the victim, filed a murder case with Bhaluka police station.Police arrested Ismail Hossain and he gave a statement before the court under section 164, admitting his guilt in the killing.After examining records and witnesses, Mymensingh additional district and session judge court-1 Mohammad Iqbal Hossain handed down the verdict.last_img read more

Saudi Canada row ramps up as Saudia suspends flights

first_imgIn this file handout photo taken on 15 April 2018 and released by the Saudi Royal Palace Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud attends the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran. AFPSaudi Arabia and Canada on Monday showed no signs of backing down in an escalating row over human rights, after Riyadh abruptly cut ties over Ottawa’s vigorous calls for the release of activists jailed in the kingdom.The Saudi government expelled Canada’s ambassador, giving him 24 hours to leave the country, and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa, while freezing all new trade over what it slammed as “interference” in its internal affairs.Ottawa did not give any ground over the shock expulsion of the envoy, Dennis Horak, with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland saying Canada would continue to defend human rights around the world.The rupture, which underscores a newly aggressive foreign policy led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, comes after Canada denounced a new crackdown on women and human rights campaigners in the kingdom.“The kingdom announces that it is recalling its ambassador to Canada for consultation. We consider the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours,” the Saudi foreign ministry tweeted early Monday.The ministry also announced “the freezing of all new trade and investment transactions with Canada while retaining its right to take further action”.Later Monday, the row appeared to escalate as Riyadh said it will relocate thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada to other countries, and state airline Saudia announced it was suspending flights to and from Toronto.A pro-government Saudi Twitter account provoked outrage when it posted-and then deleted-a 9/11-style digitally altered image showing a plane flying towards the Toronto skyline.The account later apologised and the image was reposted with the plane removed, but screenshots of the original tweet spread quickly. Saudi Arabia’s media ministry said it was investigating the incident.Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia “will deal with any interference decisively”, dismissing Canada’s position as “built on misleading information”, in a statement carried by state media.Last week, Canada said it was “gravely concerned” over the new wave of arrests of rights campaigners, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi, and called on Riyadh to “immediately release them.”Canada doubled down on Monday.“Canada will always stand up for human rights, in Canada and around the world, and women’s rights are human rights,” Freeland told an audience in Vancouver.‘Unprecedented crackdown’Samar was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, the latest victims of what Human Rights Watch called an “unprecedented government crackdown on the women’s rights movement”.Samar’s brother, blogger Raif Badawi, was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for “insulting Islam” in a case that sparked an international outcry.The latest arrests come weeks after more than a dozen women’s rights campaigners were detained and accused of undermining national security and collaborating with enemies of the state. Some have since been released.Prince Mohammed, heir to the region’s most powerful throne, has introduced a string of reforms such as lifting a decades-long ban on women drivers in a bid to overhaul the kingdom’s austere image.But the 32-year-old has simultaneously pursued a combative foreign policy-including leading a blockade of neighbouring Qatar and a bombing campaign against Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen-while cracking down on dissent at home.The United Arab Emirates, a strong regional ally, supported the Saudi response to Canada, with a senior government official calling Ottawa’s behavior “unacceptable.”Defence contract in peril?In April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his “serious concern” over the continued jailing of Raif Badawi to Saudi King Salman.Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar has been granted asylum by Canada, where she is raising their three children.“It is now time for other governments to join Canada in increasing the pressure on Saudi Arabia to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally,” said Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East campaigns director.But Riyadh’s singling out of Canada is aimed at strongly discouraging other critical Western governments from speaking out, observers say.“Canada is easier to cut ties with than the rest,” Bessma Momani, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, told AFP.“There isn’t a strong bilateral trade relationship and poking the Trudeau government likely resonates with Saudi’s hawkish regional allies. At jeopardy are the… thousands of Saudi students in Canada.”Bilateral trade amounts to CAN $3-4 billion (US $2.3-3.1 billion) a year, according to Thomas Juneau, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa.But the damage could be more significant if a $15 billion deal agreed in 2014 for Canada to sell Riyadh light armoured vehicles is scrapped, as thousands of jobs in Canada could be lost, Juneau said.When asked about the contract, Freeland said the government “looks forward” to hearing from Riyadh about the future of the deal.last_img read more

As Summer Temperatures Climb Most Texas Prisons Arent AirConditioned

first_imgTexas Department of Criminal Justice 00:00 /00:55 Share X Listencenter_img In 2018, after a years-long lawsuit, the state of Texas installed air-conditioning at the Wallace Pack prison southeast of College Station, as part of a settlement with inmates. But within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, there are just 29 facilities with air-conditioned beds. TDCJ spokesman Jeremy Desel said the other facilities have some air-conditioning in designated respite areas.“That includes having unit-based command centers that are activated during and National Weather Service deemed heat emergency,” he said.The Lychner state jail in Humble is one of those facilities without air-conditioned beds. The facility 20 miles northeast of Houston can house more than 2,000 inmates.“The Lychner state jail, it’s on our list as a partially air-conditioned unit, which means there are respite areas, education areas, chapel areas, those sorts of places that are air-conditioned,” Desel said.This year, state lawmakers considered a bill calling for a study on reducing the air temperature in TDCJ facilities. The bill did not pass, but Texas Criminal Justice Coalition policy analyst Douglas Smith said it’s significant that it was heard by a committee. “To my knowledge, there’s never been a hearing on air-conditioning or temperature standards inside of Texas prisons,” Smith said. “It’s something that people have talked about, but to my knowledge no one’s offered that bill and gotten that bill to a point where it can be debated in a committee.”Smith said one obstacle to air-conditioning prisons is the high cost. “I don’t see the Legislature ever willingly allocating those types of funds. There needs to be further success in the courts,” he said. “There needs to be something that forces the Legislature to act and go ahead and allocate those funds.” As of the 2019 legislative session, the state now requires TDCJ to file an annual report to lawmakers on temperature complaints from inmates. They are not required to report the temperatures inside prison cells. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Anukool Lakhina Liberty Global has made a strategi

first_imgAnukool LakhinaLiberty Global has made a strategic investment in Guavus, a provider of real-time big data analytics applications, designed for planning, operations and marketing.Announcing the deal, Liberty said that Guavus’ products allow cable operators to gain a “holistic, cohesive view of network state and business context in real-time.Based on its operational intelligence platform, Guavus’ products are designed to combine operational support systems and business support systems to allow customers to efficiently plan network capacity, improve service operations and deliver a better customer experience.Its big data analytics applications are designed to correlate network events with subscriber data for new offerings, and to provide intelligence to pinpoint network issues at a granular network level before they impact service levels, according to Liberty.“Guavus offers one of the industry’s most innovative operational intelligence platforms and their suite of big data analytics applications are well deployed across service providers worldwide,” said Ankur Prakash, vice-president, Liberty Global Ventures.Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO of Guavus, said: “We are thrilled to have Liberty Global not just as a customer, but also as an investor and strategic partner. This is a testament to our best-in-class products and innovation in the cable industry. With this partnership we will be able to accelerate our innovation and thought leadership in real time streaming analytics and continue to create industry firsts for enterprises and service providers globally.”Terms of the deal were not disclosed.last_img read more

Operators need to cater for the growing trend towa

first_imgOperators need to cater for the growing trend towards mobile-first viewing, writes Arpad Jordan, head of media processing and delivery at Ericsson.Mobile consumption is exploding. Consumers are not only shifting where they are watching, but also on which device to consume certain types of content. They are now rating their user experience through the relative value of watching video on different screens. This has prompted new challenges to the industry to find fresh ways to increase the accessibility of TV and video and make it more suitable to a broader range of devices.Mobile viewing will be led by the smartphone Today, we can see that viewers are watching video across their tablets, their laptops and above all else, their smartphones, which continues to grow in penetration and has taken the role of the consumers’ all-in-one favourite device. They are now a fundamental part of daily consumer viewing habitsAs this year’s Ericsson ConsumerLab TV and Media findings reveal, around 70% of consumers watch TV and video on a smartphone today – twice as many as in 2012. Furthermore, smartphones now make up a fifth of total viewing, with approximately six hours per week spent watching TV and video on the device. Looking forward into the future, this trend is only going to increase further. By 2020, 50 percent of all viewing is expected to be done on a mobile screen, of which half will be on a smartphone alone.Millennials demanding content on their terms The data also reveals that a lot of the consumer shift is happening amongst younger age groups. For instance, more than 60 percent of their TV and video viewing hours are spent on a mobile device. This age group also spends more than half of their time watching on-demand content, an increase of more than 100% – or almost 10 hours a week – since 2010. 60-69 year olds, on the other hand, still spend almost 80% of their viewing time watching live and scheduled linear TV, which is almost as much as in 2013.Demand for content on the consumer’s own terms is intensifying as our industry transforms towards an age of on-demand, over-the-top video viewing, which has become increasingly personalised and interactive. We are moving towards the generation of mobile-first, where everything that is on a screen is increasingly connected to a broadband IP network, with the internet becoming the dominant delivery medium.New solutions for anywhere, anytime viewingNow, with the introduction of software-defined networks, video encoding and cloud capabilities, service providers have the potential to offer consumers the content they want, including when and how they want it. As such, emerging technologies are helping to bring the number of formats and types of formats to an all-time high. We have already undergone the transition from standard definition to high definition and now we have many new immersive viewing experiences that could be added to next generation television, including higher spatial resolution of 4K TV and High Dynamic Range (HDR).All of these attributes together form a much more immersive viewing experience but they also mean that there needs to be changes in the workflows to accommodate them. The more flexible the workflows are in the interfaces for doing that, the more you can accomplish.Workflow for mobilityThese trends are prompting service providers to focus on the fundamental technologies needed to deliver video content that negates the challenges of mobile viewing while supporting its inherent benefits.One of the biggest trends is the use of scalable cloud based platforms streamlining the media processing workflows needed to make content suitable for mobile first audiences. The advantages of platforms such as Ericsson’s MediaFirst Video Processing that allow a software controlled and highly scalable solution, means that tasks such as compression and stream processing along with personalisation elements can dynamically adapt content to different device constraints and mobility profiles.By unifying these processes within an integrated platform, mobile users can gain access to the growing list of advanced features such as cloud DVR, on-demand and time-shifted services that are tailored in terms of resolution and frame rate to the limitations of device screens and network bandwidth. Our Video storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) solution, for instance, is designed to reduce the complex, costly and time-consuming process of delivering these next generation TV experiences.Is the industry ready for 5G?This visionary platform approach offered by MediaFirst Video Processing will become even more valuable as new mobile technologies start to reach maturity. As consumption increases, in order to deliver the ultimate video quality anywhere, technology enablers such as 5G will be increasingly important, from the home and the workplace, all the way through to densely populated live events or public transport. 5G will maximise the consumer experience further, helping to accelerate the development of new services in all makers, as well as proving hugely beneficial to delivering live TV at scale.By enabling consumers to realise the types of TV experiences they are demanding, content owners, broadcasters, and pay-TV service providers can break further boundaries and drive a plethora of new and differentiating revenue opportunities.last_img read more

To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest

first_img“To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest is a great endorsement of our event and a huge attraction for those coming along.”Tracy Gillespie from Bejewelled At Soul has secured Rebecca for the festival, are also delighted to have the exclusive jewellery brand on board.She said: “This is fantastic news for the local fashion industry and we are delighted that Rebecca herself is coming along to the event. “The Rebecca brand is absolutely huge, in addition to their own brand they also produce high quality lines for designer brands such as Gucci & Louis Vuitton. “So you can understand our excitement when Rebecca Testi herself decided she would love to come visit our store! “Not only does Rebecca Testi head the marketing department for the company she is a big deal in the world of Italian social media.“Earlier this year we had the pleasure of visiting Rebecca head office, this is a massive company but has a strong family business ethos, keeping it local, quality produce and high fashion. “Rebecca mentioned she would love to come visit us in the North West but never did we think it would happen. “Less than a month later she had the flights booked! “Rebecca has attended exclusive events all over the world but Rebecca and her team are so excited to attend The Fashion Fest in Derry and we as a company are only too delighted to have someone of such prestige visiting us here in the beautiful North West.”She added that following the fashion fest event, Bejeweled At Soul will be hosting a customer event from 3-6pm which is invite only and customers interested in coming along to meet Rebecca can express an interest by contacting 028 71 886341 or https://m.facebook.com/bejeweledatsoulTickets for Fashion Fest taking place at the Guildhall on 13 October at 8pm are selling fast. Priced at £15, the tickets include complimentary refreshments on arrival and a fab goody bag. The event will be jointly co-hosted by Stephen Clements (QRadio) and Dylan Llewellyn of Derry Girls fame and will showcase the best of emerging and established designers including an exclusive finale featuring London designer Kate Halfpenny.For more info visit www.derrystrabane.com/fashionfest #fashionfestderryItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion Fest was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: THE organisers of Derry’s Fashion Fest received a major coup this week with news that a VIP from one of the biggest internationally renowned jewellery brands will attend this year’s event later this month.Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business team, who organise the annual Fashion Fest event that is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 October, are delighted that Rebecca Testi, the marketing executive of Italian international brand, Rebecca, will be part of this year’s festivalRebecca jewellery is renowned worldwide for its high end, trend setting fashion jewellery and news that the company owner is travelling to Derry to be part of the festival is expected to create a real buzz among local fashionistas. Rebecca Testi’s visit to Derry coincides with the launch of the new Rebecca department that is being launched at Bejeweled At Soul at an exclusive blogger brunch scheduled for Sunday 14th October.Welcoming the announcement, Danielle McNally from Derry City and Strabane District Council said having a brand of the calibre of Rebecca attending the Fashion Fest is hugely significant and a real coup for the event.She said: “Rebecca is a really well known and highly prestigious jewellery brand that has taken every market by storm since its inception. It was established by designer, Alessandro Testi who named it after his daughter “Rebecca”. “The range is 100% created in Italy, with a mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology in their head office in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany and remains a true family business to this day. ShareTweet Derry and Strabane CouncilDerry Fashion FestGuildhallItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion FestRebecca jewelleryRebecca Testilast_img read more

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