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Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik win gold at Commonwealth Wrestling

Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik win gold at Commonwealth Wrestling

first_img(Eds: Adding Sakshi Maliks gold and relevant details)New Delhi, Dec 17 (PTI) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa today.Another Olympic medallist, Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Games, also clinched a gold medal in the championships.Sakshi defeated New Zealands Tayla Tuahine Ford by a score of 13-2 in the final of the 62kg womens freestyle category to add another yellow metal for India.Earlier in the day returning to international wrestling after more than three years, Sushil defeated New Zealand Akash Khullars via a pinfall in the final of the 74kg freestyle category to clinch the yellow metal.It was his first medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.It was double celebration for India as other wrestler in same category, Parveen Rana also won a bronze medal.Sushil returned to competitive wrestling in November at the Senior Nationals in Indore where he won a gold medal amid controversy after getting three walkovers from his fellow wrestlers.Incidentally, it was Rana who gave him a walkover in the title clash in Indore, but the duo wrestled this time and Sushil came out on top with a 5-4 victory margin.In his first bout, Sushil defeated Johannes Petrus Botha of South Africa 8-0 followed by the win over Rana.Sushil also beat Jasmit Singh Phulka of Canada by fall en route his gold medal.advertisementSoon after the victory, Sushil, who won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and then followed it up with a silver in 2012 London Games, dedicated the win to his motherland and coach.”Its a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on international level after a gap of 3years. I want to dedicate this Gold medal won in #Commonwealthwrestlingchampionship at #SouthAfrica to my guru and to my Nation. JaiHind????,” an emotional Sushil tweeted after his win.Soon after winning the Nationals, Sushil resigned as a National Observer for wrestling after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore stated that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position. PTI SSC ATK SSClast_img read more

2005 ASICS NTL- SENIORS DAY THREE SUMMARY

2005 ASICS NTL- SENIORS DAY THREE SUMMARY

first_imgWell, day three at the 2005 Asics Seniors NTL has been long but good. We kicked off at 7:30am Friday morning and didn’t finish games until 10:00pm Friday night. After Thursday’s storm action, we had drizzle all day, had to move games from the main arena to preserve the muddy surface and give it time to dry out before finals and got to watch a beautiful sunset as the lights came on and we had some great night Touch. The day was action packed, with special mention going to retiring Australian Touch CEO Bill Ker (or Sonny Bill Ker as he’s now known). Bill pulled on the boots and slipped into the ACT uniform to help out a side hit hard by injuries. It was his first appearance playing at the NTL, having always been involved as an administrator. What a way to go out Sonny Bill! (Pictured here.) Summary of day three: MENS 30’s: After the final round of competition in the Mens 30’s, the Mets and Sharks finished on top of the ladder, with no losses but a draw against each other. With the Scorpions no more than one or two touchdowns behind those two sides, the finals are sure to be hot. In Saturday’s semis the Mets will face the Scorpions and the Sharks will meet the Mets, guaranteeing a certain NSW v Qld style grand final. The Cyclones are the only side yet to win a match in the Mens 30’s and will be looking to topple the Crusaders in their 8th-9th play off and finish with a match against the Warriors for 7th place. MENS 35’s: In the Mens 35’s the Sydney Scorpions and Mets are looking very tough to go past, although the Sharks and the Cyclones round up the top four and are lurking as the outside chances. The Sharks have been slightly inconsistent though, their 3-2 win over the Mets followed by a 7-6 loss to the Hornets. Other quality matches on day three of the Mens 35’s included the Rustlers 4-3 win over the Warriors and the Mets 4-2 win over the Cyclones. MENS 40’s: The Mens 40’s had a massive day of competition, not finishing until 10pm due to the cancellation of their matches the previous day. It looks like it will be an action packed competition, as the Scorpions, Sharks and Suns are all tightly packed at the top of the ladder and the Northern Eagles not far behind. The Northern Eagles are defending Champions, so they can be expected to put in a solid performance come semi finals times. The Scorpions will face the Eagles and the Sharks will play the Suns. MENS 45’s: The Cobras have been the outstanding side of the Mens 45’s, only allowing 7 touchdowns to be scored against them, with three of those being from their match against the ACT (led by the mighty Sonny Bill Ker, ATA retiring CEO who stepped in to make a final appearance for the last few matches, as the ACT side has been decimated by injuries.) The Mets, Scorpions and Eagles look like they could be the only sides who will challenge the defense of the Cobras, who are still looking as fresh as they did on day one amazingly. The Cobras will face the Eagles and the Mets will face the Scorpions in the Mens 45’s semi finals. MENS 50’s: The Mens 50’s were among the last to leave Coffs Stadium Friday night, with their matches finishing after 9pm. It was certainly a tough night for the Mens 50’s, with the weather and wind being cold, although the atmosphere under lights is always something special. Being the end of a very long day and quite late at night, amny of their final round of pool matches were low scoring affairs, the Eagles winning 6-0 over the Rustlers, Cyclones 4-0 over the Suns, Sharks 4-0 over the Cobras and Mets 2-1 over Hornets. The Mets will face the Sharks in the first semi final, while the Hornets will meet the local Northern Eagles. WOMENS 30’s: The Crusaders and Scorpions look the side to beat in this division, their 3-3 draw earlier in the competition leaving them on top of the ladder together. Their strong record puts them straight through to the semi finals, with the other sides forced into qualifying finals for the final two spots in the semis Friday night. The qualifying system looks complicated, but basically the remaining sides, the Suns, Mets, Cobras and Rustlers are fighting for the two remaining spots in the Semi finals. WOMENS 35’s: The Womens 35’s competition may only have five teams but it is certainly tough. The Cyclones and Rustlers played off for the final spot in the final four, with the Cyclones, yet to win a match all tournament, defeating the Rustlers 1-0. They now go through to a semi final against the Hornets, while the Suns will face the Sharks. WOMENS 40’s: The Sydney Scorpions finished top of their pool with four wins and a draw, with the draw against the third placed Cyclones indicating the Eagles (finishing second,) the Scorpions and Cyclones all have more than just a fingertip on the title. The Scorpions will face the Cobras in the first semi final, while the Eagles play the Cyclones.last_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

first_imgCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Haydenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWantaway Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden is ready to return to London.The 23-year-old former Arsenal midfielder has made it clear he wants to leave the North East.Crystal Palace are alerted to the fact he wants to play in the south with Fulham also watching closely.Hayden said: “It’s unchanged and the club have known that from day one. It wasn’t going to change. My family, my partner and daughter will always come first. Football is football, but family is more important.“The club have had conversations already. Hopefully a solution can be found. It wasn’t in the summer, but I was professional and got on with the job I have to do.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoHummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the world

a month agoHummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the world

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMats Hummels is full of praise for Borussia Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho.The England winger is being linked with Manchester United.”I could imagine him in just about any team in the world,” Hummels told Bild.”Although he’s not mature yet, Jadon is already an outstanding footballer. His one-on-one, the pace. He loves to prepare goals.”He is an absolute weapon that even has potential for improvement.” last_img read more

TEN Orders Tanker Duo against New LongTerm Charter Deals

TEN Orders Tanker Duo against New LongTerm Charter Deals

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation has placed an order for two Suezmax crude oil tankers on the back of new long-term charter deals.Namely, the company said that the new vessels would, upon delivery, enter into minimum 5 maximum 12-year contracts to an undisclosed oil major.According to data provided by Asiasis, the 158,000 dwt tankers were ordered from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in late January. The company would reportedly build the units at USD 65 million per vessel.The data shows that the tankers, which would be delivered in 2020, were hired by Chevron.TEN added that the time charter equivalent revenues from these two fixtures, over the duration of the respective contacts, is expected at a minimum USD 110 million and could reach USD 300 million, should employment be extended to its maximum period.“We are immensely proud to have further solidified our relationship with one of the world’s top oil majors which again highlights’ TEN’s position as an “owner of choice” to “blue-chip” charterers across the globe,” George Saroglou, COO of TEN, said.“This latest chapter in TEN’s growth policy, having already taken delivery of 15 fully employed vessels, underlines the company’s strategy to grow responsibly while fortifying the fleet’s cash generating ability for the years to come,” Saroglou concluded.last_img read more

Canadas Sydney Pickrem wins bronze in 200M breaststroke at worlds

Canadas Sydney Pickrem wins bronze in 200M breaststroke at worlds

first_imgGWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of — Canadian swimmer Sydney Pickrem captured her second bronze medal at the 2019 world aquatics championships, tying a record for the country.The Canadian/U.S. dual citizen came third in the women’s 200-metre breaststroke on Friday, finishing in 2 minutes 22.90 seconds.It was Canada’s sixth medal — two gold and four bronze — at the pool in the meet, equalling a record for the country set in 1978. Canada has two more days of competition to try to break the record.Pickrem was competing in the 200 breaststroke for the first time at worlds.“I wanted to try as much as I could to get on the podium,” said Pickrem, who also won bronze in the 200-metre individual medley this week. “It’s not the time that I wanted but it was better than semis so I’m just moving forward.“There’s a lot of fast swimming here and that motivates you whether it’s your (main) event or not.”Yuliya Efimova of Russia won gold in 2:20.17 for a record third title, while South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker was second in 2:22.52, becoming the first swimmer from her country to win a medal at the worlds. Winnipeg’s Kelsey Wog finished sixth.It was Efimova’s 14th individual world medal, tying her with Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Sjostrom for most among women.Pickrem, who also won 400-metre IM bronze in 2017, is the first Canadian female swimmer with three individual world medals in her career.Canada continues medal parade with Pickrem bronze https://t.co/pgbWvtjS4Y–Le Canada poursuit sa récolte avec une médaille de bronze pour Pickremhttps://t.co/FTKquHtf6s pic.twitter.com/T6g2Wd09Z4— Swimming Canada / Natation Canada (@SwimmingCanada) July 26, 2019Meanwhile, Simone Manuel wasn’t swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the U.S. proved it.Then she remembered it’s always about bouncing back.Manuel did just that in the 100 freestyle, winning her second straight title at the world championships.Relegated to Lane 1 with the slowest qualifying time, the American led all the way and touched first in 52.04 seconds, beating Cate Campbell of Australia by 0.39 seconds.Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., was fifth.“Not everybody has a perfect swim every time so I just needed to regroup and put on a good face,” Manuel said. “I’m a veteran on the team, so I have to be able to show a little bit of poise in these hard moments.”Manuel was unable to hold off Campbell on the anchor leg of the 4×100 free relay earlier in the meet, with Australia claiming gold and the U.S. silver.“I did take that relay really hard because I didn’t feel like I did as best as I possibly could,” Manuel said.She made up for it in the 100 free.RELATED: Canada’s Kylie Masse defends 100-metre backstroke gold at worldsManuel became the second woman to win multiple titles in the 100 free, joining Kornelia Ender of the former East Germany, who won in 1973 and ’75.Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, the world-record holder, took bronze.In 2016, Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming gold at the Olympics when she tied Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak for gold in Rio de Janeiro.In the men’s 200-metre backstroke, Markus Thormeyer of Tsawwassen, B.C., was eighth.“I’m happy with it, I wasn’t even seeded to make the final,” said Thormeyer, who set a Canadian record in the semis on Thursday. “It’s an experience in the bag and I’m happy with what I’ve learned.”Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., and Ruck both qualified for Saturday’s 200-metre women’s backstroke final by placing second and seventh in the semis, respectively.Oleksiak also qualified for a final in the women’s 50-metre butterfly after she tied for sixth in the semis.Two more world records fell in semifinals at the hands of Americans.Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’ record in the 100 butterfly and Regan Smith lowered the mark in the 200 backstroke.Dressel won his heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 seconds better than Phelps’ mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome at the height of the high-tech suit era.Dressel was out in 22.83 seconds — 0.53 seconds under Phelps’ pace — and came home in 26.67 to lead eight men into Saturday’s final.He was a whopping 1.44 seconds ahead of Andrei Minakov of Russia, the second-quickest qualifier.Smith, who is 17, won her semifinal heat in 2:03.35. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics.“I’m in shock,” Smith said. “I really don’t believe it.”She lowered her own junior world record in the morning preliminaries, finishing in 2:06.01.Smith goes into Saturday’s final 3.22 seconds ahead of Masse.last_img read more

CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job security concerns

CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job security concerns

first_imgThe Canadian Press BURNABY, B.C. — The Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off a job action by 139 Flair Airlines flight attendants that was set to begin at midnight tonight.The union cites concerns for the job security of members of CUPE Local 4060 for its decision. It says in a release that Flair Airlines issued memos to employees advising that anyone taking part in the job action would not be scheduled for further work.It also says the company offered an additional $150 pay per day to anyone crossing the picket line to get to work.The union says it’s going to challenge Flair’s move at the Canada Industrial Relations Board before proceeding with any job action.Contract negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year, and CUPE issued the strike notice after mediated talks on Wednesday failed to resolve outstanding issues involving wages, pensions, time credits and scheduling.Flair Airlines flies out of Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.last_img read more

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

first_imgMotorists are advised to plan an alternate route during the hours of the road closure.Anyone with concerns can call the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at (250) 787-3237. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with Yellowhead Road and Bridge say that the Buick Creek Road will be closed for six hours today.YRB North Peace Project Manager Andrew Stewart said that the road will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th.Stewart also said that there will also be intermittent closures at the Buick Creek multi-plate pipe, between the Beatton Airport Road/Mile 73 Road and the Prespatou Road.last_img read more

Real Madrid to announce £86m signing of Hazard after Chelseas Europa final

Real Madrid to announce £86m signing of Hazard after Chelseas Europa final

first_imgLondon: Real Madrid will wait until after Chelsea’s Europa League final clash against Arsenal to announce the signing of Eden Hazard, according to reports in France. The Belgian has one year remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge and he confirmed on Sunday that he’d informed the club of his decision ‘weeks ago’. While Hazard did not specify what his decision was, it’s believed he’s told Chelsea that he wants the chance to complete a dream move to Madrid to play under Zinedine Zidane. Zidane wants Hazard in for the start of pre-season and Madrid wanted to announce the deal as soon as possible. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHowever, Chelsea play Premier League rivals Arsenal in the final in Baku in a fortnight and L’Equipe claim Real will do the Blues the courtesy of waiting until after the game to announce the signing. A fee of €100m — roughly £86m — is said to have been agreed several weeks ago, while Hazard is set to become one of the club’s highest earners. Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic in January for £58m as a replacement for Hazard and the club must deal with the exit of the Belgian during a two-window transfer ban issued by FIFA. Hazard joined the Blues in 2012 and won two league titles, one Europa League, one FA Cup and one League Cup during his seven years with the club. He was crowned PFA Player of the year in 2015 after an eye-catching season under Jose Mourinho. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersMeanwhile, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said earlier he was still in the dark over Hazard’s future. Hazard has talked about it being “a dream” to one day play for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane but Sarri said he did not know if the playmaker was set to leave swap London for Madrid. “I hope of course, like every fan of Chelsea, that he will remain with us,” he said. “But at the moment I don’t know.” “I know very well that Eden tried to do his best for seven seasons at Chelsea,” the Blues boss added. “He did very well, he has become one of the best two or three players in the world, but I think also that we have to respect him and his decision.” Sarri also cast doubt over his own position and could not say for sure if he will be at Stamford Bridge for a second season. “I think but I am not sure. I don’t know. I can say only the club asked me to get into the Champions League and we reached the target — the Champions League.” “As you know very well, I love English football.”last_img read more

2014 Big Ten Media Days Urban Meyer has worries about College Football

2014 Big Ten Media Days Urban Meyer has worries about College Football

OSU football coach Urban Meyer answers questions from the media at the 2014 Big Ten Media Days July 29 in Chicago.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorCHICAGO –– Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer expressed his concerns with the new College Football Playoff system during day two of the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.Meyer said Tuesday that while he believes the new system will be “great,” he worries about “fan fatigue, student-athlete fatigue and student-athlete family fatigue.”“We were talking about that at dinner last night,” Meyer said. “If I am (OSU senior defensive lineman) Michael Bennett’s family, and we go on a nice run, you can plan on spending $20,000 going to the Big Ten Championship Game, going to the semi-final game and going to the championship game.”Meyer said he was worried about his players’ families’ ability to watch their sons play and said he believes something needs to be done.“I think the NCAA — that needs to be addressed,” Meyer said. “How is that family going to not go watch their kid play? If I was on that committee I would have addressed that first.”Meyer went as far to say that be believes the players should be involved.“I think the student-athlete should have a say-so in that,” Meyer said. “It is not just a commissioner’s role. I got a feeling their families will go for free to the national championship game but my starting centers can’t? That’s not right.”Bennett said he thinks the playoff will be fun, but had not yet thought about the cost of travel for families.“That is three big vacation trips in about a month,” Bennett said. “That would be something that families have got to save up for and a lot of families won’t be able to afford.”College Football Playoff Chief Operating Officer Michael Kelly said he was excited about the playoff process, and said that the semi-final and national championship festivities will be similar to those in years past.“We’re going to take the former template of the BCS National Championship game week and transfer that into the College Football Playoff semifinal week,” Kelly said. “And by that they’ll be in town for six nights, but the first half of the event and activities in the community will be front loaded. They’ll have a great time. They’ll enjoy that.”Meyer said he is not so sure.“The kids get to go but the parents have to pay,” Meyer said. “They (parents) drive in the day of the game and they watch the game, and they go home.”Meyer said he believes that a “very small percentage” of his players’ families would be able to afford to travel to the bowl games and “do it the right way.”Bennett said he believes some money could be given to players’ families so that they could attend their sons’ games.“I think that would be nice, and not too much to ask for,” Bennett said of possible funding for the families. “It is not like they need anything extravagant, but to be able to see their children play in big time games instead of having to pick and choose. You don’t want to watch the Big Ten Championship and not have money to watch the national championship.”Meyer said he is not sure if the issue has been addressed yet, but believes it needs to be.“Doesn’t it have to?” Meyer said. “It might have been already discussed. I am hoping it has been. I have not sat in those meetings.”Meyer’s Buckeyes are scheduled to begin the 2014 season at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., against Navy Aug. 30. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid speculation

Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid speculation

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out a switch to Real Madrid with his latest outburst in his press conference ahead of the encounter with WolvesPochettino used a relationship analogy to describe the speculation surrounding his future with Spurs according to Caughtoffside.“It is like being with your girlfriend or wife. We are so handsome walking down Regent Street holding hands and she is so proud about you because another woman is looking at you.“Your wife, rather than be worried, is happy to be with you, in love with you. If no-one looks at you, your wife says maybe she is better with another guy.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“For me, I feel proud the players care about you, but I repeat the responsibility is wanting to play for the glory of the club.”The Argentine seems to have focused his entire press conference on reiterating that Tottenham’s exciting plans for future are not dependent on him being at the helm.Pochettino at the end effectively deflected the chance to confirm or deny his future.last_img read more

A Paperless Future

A Paperless Future

first_imgWhile the public—and publishers—often focus on the impact of producing magazines and events has on the environment, the materials used to market their brands can have just as big an effect on sustainability as their products.Direct mail, event brochures, subscription renewal forms—even the sub card inserts—are all part of your total footprint. Ogden Publications was able to significantly reduce its direct mail in 2008—and has saved about $600,000 in the process, says publisher and editorial director Bryan Welch, using e-mail and online methods to promote subscriptions and merchandise. The company also offered auto-renewal subscriptions for auto-paying with credit card online; “The auto-renewal option saves in paper printing, IT and warehouse staff time and postage,” says Welch. “Year-to-date, we’ve saved approximately $60,000—not including staff time—across all titles just by subscribers taking advantage of this option.”Outside made the decision earlier this year to eliminate subscription cards from subscriber copies. It’s a risky move, says Paul Rolnick, Outside’s consumer marketing director. The insert cards represent a “significant source” of subscription revenue, Rolnick adds. “There’s a real risk of cutting off that source.” The magazine has a rate base of 675,000. Still, Rolnick says, the money Outside will save in terms of producing the paper inserts—a “healthy five-figures”—will be redirected toward implementing and promoting a paperless renewal system. (Currently, Outside boasts a 35 percent online subscription renewal rate year over year.) According to the latest ABC Fas-Fax, subscriptions were up 12.6 percent.Green Publishing Standards: Eliminate subscription cards from all subscriber copies. Reduce direct mail pieces by at least 30 percent.What You Can Do to Be Green: Continue to look for ways to reduce paper marketing. Leverage Web- and e-mail-based wherever possible.SEE ALSO:MAIN PAGEPRODUCTION | The Paper ProblemOPERATIONS | The Importance of Stewardship in SustainabilityEDITORIAL | Does the World Really Need Another ‘Green Issue’?DISTRIBUTION | Efficiency–And Sustainability–At the NewsstandEVENTS | How Eco-Friendly Can a Live Event Be?DIGITAL | Using Digital Editions to Go GreenGREEN GLOSSARYGREEN CHECKLISTlast_img read more

New York Media Announces Launch of the Vulture Network

New York Media Announces Launch of the Vulture Network

first_imgAdvertisers are able to expand the way they currently reach consumers through Vulture.com to across the Vulture Network – geographically, by date for “key tune-in responses,” as well as behaviorally. Complex Media expanded its network last week, adding 8 new sites and an additional 3.5 million unique visitors to its websites. In addition to the slew of sites added last week, Complex Media has incorporated 28 other sites into their network over the last six months. Once on the network, the site has a two-year contract with Complex Media, and can only be represented exclusively by Complex. Forbes also launched its own ad platform with the Forbes Media Network in late February of this year. Forbes Media Extension (or FMX) includes the entire Forbes portfolio of branded and non-branded sites such as RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearSports.com, ForbesWoman.com as well as Forbes’ finance and business blogs. FOLIO: previously reported, “Anchoring the [Forbes] program is a segmentation project called FAST, which marries Forbes audience data with third party information to create customer categories for advertisers to target…create a branded audience data set that can be packaged and sold into matching content verticals.” More on this topic Forbes Launching Digital Ad Platform Bloomberg L.P. Creates Bloomberg Media Group Vulture Festival Announces New Media Partners New York Media Uses Real Time Analytics to Gain 10 Million Uniques Michael Smith Named to Newly Created Position of Chief Digital Officer with Forbes Forbes Launches Women’s Magazine, Web SiteJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by New York Media hopped on the content network train (and all its monetizing possibilities) with the launch of the Vulture Network. The Vulture Network is a vertical content network that is anchored with Vulture.com, a site (which began as nymag.com’s culture blog) dedicated to the latest in celebrity and cultural news. New York Media is expanding this network to include other related, editorially-curated sites such as Seat 42F, Art Critical, Brokelyn, MRQE and Futon Critic. Vulture.com already attracts close to 3 million uniques, and as of January 2011, had 18 million page views. With the creation of the Vulture Network and the inclusion of more sites comes an additional 2.5 million users. The addition of these sites to the New York Media-powered venture will allow advertisers to reach “a larger number of industry insiders and entertainment enthusiasts” through the Vulture Network. A number of advertisers have already decided to take advantage of the new offering; including Target, AMC’s The Killing, HBO’s PeeWee Herman, The Lion King and Samuel Goldwyn’s Electra Luxx. last_img read more

paidContent Moving to Gigaom Indefinitely

paidContent Moving to Gigaom Indefinitely

first_imgKrazit justifies the shift by pointing to a recent reader survey, in which 75 percent of respondents say that they are seeking more coverage on emerging technology. Of course, those narratives are already native to Gigaom, so the decision is practical from an editorial standpoint.Staffing and the organizational structure will remain status quo. And from a business perspective, CEO Paul Walborsky, says it came down to efficiency and strengthening the Gigaom brand.”The decision that we made was based on building one brand,” he says. “Are you building a house of brands or a branded house? We have a very strong brand in Gigaom, and as a company we want to be able to put all our effort behind it. For us its better, and more efficient and effective.” It’s also worth mentioning that the paidContent name will live on (at least through 2014) through its cobranded live spring event with Gigaom.In terms of advertising and traffic, the company is not concerned about the possible impacts of consolidating brands.”At the end of the day we are just redirecting our content into the media channel, therefore we probably won’t lose any unique visits or page views.”That still leaves some questions about who the paidContent and Gigaom audiences are, and whether the migration will be seamless. According to Walborsky there is about an 18-20 percent overlap in readers between the two sites. Still, he doesn’t find that to be problematic.”When we talk about technology and media it’s not a zero sum game,” he says. “When people read a story on one site they don’t stop reading. There is always some overlap.” Rafat Ali, current CEO at Skift, founded paidContent in 2002 to report on the economics of digital content and how technology was disrupting traditional media. The brand later became a property of Ali’s ContentNext Media along with the now defunct mocoNews.net and contentSutra.com. Ali left ContentNext Media in 2008 after selling the company to Guardian News & Media. paidContent’s readers learned on Tuesday that the brand is migrating its content onto parent site, Gigaom.com. And the site will cease to exist within the next few weeks.Last year, Gigaom Inc. purchased ContentNext from Guardian News & Media. After the deal, paidContent remained a mostly-independent brand. The initial aim was for the site to operate as Gigaom’s East Coast arm. However, that independence and strategy changed Tuesday when executive editor, Tom Krazit, writes in a blog post that paidContent is being absorbed into Gigaom’s Media vertical, and his blog is the last piece of content the site will post.He points out that Gigaom is undergoing a rebranding effort and it is looking for a return to its roots–blogs and themes with editorial consistency.”We want to be a unified company presenting one vision of the future of technology to our readers, and that involves aligning the way we present our content around a single brand,” Krazit writes.last_img read more

Wilmington Town Museum To Host Harvest Festival On October 14

Wilmington Town Museum To Host Harvest Festival On October 14

first_img(NOTE: The announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Town Museum & Wilmington Minutemen Hold Successful Harvest FestivalIn “Photo of the Day”REMINDER: Harvest Festival At Wilmington Town Museum This Sunday, October 14In “Community”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Town Museum and the Wilmington Minuteman Company are holding a family-friendly Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street).Experience old-fashioned farm life with open-pit cooking and other food skills, candle-making, games of the past and more.  Tour Wilmington’s 18th century house museum. See the Wilmington Company of Minutemen at their headquarters. Enjoy some apple crisp and other seasonal goodies. Free admission.last_img read more

MWRA Receives Public Water System Award From Mass DEP

MWRA Receives Public Water System Award From Mass DEP

first_img(NOTE: Wilmington purchases water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority [MWRA] to supplement its own water supply, especially during summer months.)BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is proud to announce that it has once again received Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Public Water System Award. The award was presented at a ceremony on May 7, 2019.This award recognizes medium and large community systems that have excellent compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations for calendar year in 2018 and no violations in the past 5 years. DEP noted that MWRA has gone beyond compliance by testing for secondary contaminants and by having adequate capacity, which shows exemplary efforts to attain such an excellent record.L-R: DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg, MWRA’s Steve Estes-Smargiassi,Geoff Beyer, Kevin Ciciotte, Doug Kempe, Walter McLaughlin and Yvette DePeiza, Director of DEP’s Drinking Water Program.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the MWRA.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMWRA Receives 2016 Massachusetts Public Water Systems AwardsIn “Government”MWRA — A Water Supplier To Wilmington — Receives 2015 Mass. Public Water System AwardIn “Government”Wilmington Receives MassDEP’s Water Conservation AwardIn “Government”last_img read more

Sanya Malhotra bears stark resemblance to reellife Agent M Tessa Thompson

Sanya Malhotra bears stark resemblance to reellife Agent M Tessa Thompson

first_imgSanya Malhotra and Tessa ThompsonPR HandoutDangal girl, Sanya Malhotra has taken a massive step into the international arena and as a new venture, the actress will be lending her voice to Tessa Thompson as Agent M in the classic ‘Men in Black’ International.Even though Sanya is lending her voice to the reel character of Tessa Thompson, the actress has made sure she gets into the skin of her character, to the best. Sanya was quite successful in doing that as she started bearing resemblance to the character because of her hair-do, dressing style and her starking personality she has imbibed to get into Tessa’s character.Known as a director’s actor, Sanya has put in a lot of effort and practice as she is lending her voice for the first time and this is a new experience for her. With this dedication and hardwork, the movie is set to do wonders all across the globe.This young actress is well-known for doing her best to deliver the performance which is expected from her, proven by the roles she has essayed in her career. From the very beginning, she has hand-picked roles that are challenging and with MIB International as well she is testing herself.Sanya is receiving appreciation from all quarters as she has delivered work which has been critically acclaimed.After giving her best in the blockbuster hit sports drama Dangal, her next project was Badhaai Ho and it broke all records and gained a lot of commercial success. She also signed a very unique film Patakha which was a genre she had never tried and later on she tried the romance genre and did ‘ Photograph’ with Nawazuddin.She has treated her fans time and again with dance videos and they totally adore her for that.Sanya’s presence across social media is immense and she continues to win over hearts with her dancing, selfies and fashion goals.In the forthcoming time, we will witness the actress in Anurag Basu’s next alongside Aditya Roy Kapur and Fatima Shaikh. Apart from movies and this action-adventure Men In Black: International will be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on June 14th in Hindi, English, and Tamil.last_img read more

Heres what billionaires think about bitcoin

Heres what billionaires think about bitcoin

first_imgA visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin.JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty ImagesFrom Wall Street bankers to street vendors, cryptocurrencies have become the hottest topic of discussion these days and no one seems to be getting enough of them.While some analysts have already signaled that there is no way to value bitcoin, the price of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency now seem to be driven more by human psychology than its intrinsic value.Let’s take a look at what some of the most successful investors and billionaires think about it:J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie DimonDimon has been an extreme critic of bitcoin till date.”Bitcoin will eventually blow up. It’s a fraud. It’s worse than tulip bulbs and won’t end well,”He also said he would fire any trader trading bitcoin for being “stupid.”The Harvard-educated Dimon, however, regretted later for his comments and said that he believed that blockchain, or distributed-ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies, is “real”.”I’m not interested that much in the subject at all,” he said.Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire HathawayThe Oracle of Omaha has expressed his skepticism over the price of bitcoins, calling them a “a real bubble”.”Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically. It’s a method of transmitting money. It’s a very effective way of transmitting money and you can do it anonymously and all that. A check is a way of transmitting money too. Are checks worth a whole lot of money? Just because they can transmit money?,” he said in 2014.Later on in October 2017, Buffett said: “You can’t value bitcoin because it’s not a value-producing asset,” he said. He added that there’s no telling how far bitcoin’s price will go and described it as a “real bubble in that sort of thing.”Billionaire philanthropist Bill GatesGates has also joined the ranks of those who believe the market for bitcoin is not a “good thing.””The main feature of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity. I don’t think this is a good thing,” he said.He also railed against cryptocurrencies for anonymous payments that help illegal drug trade deals.”The government’s ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing. Right now cryptocurrencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs so it is a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way.”Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd BlankfeinBlankfein seemed pretty confident about the fact that bitcoin isn’t his cup of tea.”Bitcoin is not for me. A lot of things that have not been for me in the past 20 years have worked out… but I am not guessing that this will work out.””I don’t like [bitcoin], I’m not comfortable with it, I don’t trust it,” he said. “On the other hand, if it works… maybe that was a natural progression from hard money to fiat money to consensus money.”Morgan Stanley CEO James GormanGorman calls cryptocurrency trend a mere “fad”.”I haven’t invested in it. I’ve talked to a lot of people who have. It’s obviously highly speculative but it’s not something that’s inherently bad. It’s a natural consequence of the whole blockchain technology.”Billionaire Ray DalioDalio, founder of one of the biggest hedge funds in the world said “Bitcoin is a bubble… It’s speculative people, thinking they can sell it at a higher price…and so, it’s a bubble.”Billionaire Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo”Bitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet. I personally am a believer that digital currency can play a role in our society, but for now it seems to be driven by the hype of investing and getting a return, as opposed to transactions.”last_img read more

Khaleda faces further trials at makeshift court

Khaleda faces further trials at makeshift court

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoA total of 14 cases against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia were shifted to the makeshift court set up at Dhaka Alia Madrasha field.An official order in this regard was issued on Thursday.Trial of two other cases against the BNP chief — Zia Charitable Trust graft case and Zia Orphanage Trust case — is also going on in the same court.Court sources said among the 14 cases, trial of nine case are going on at Dhaka metropolitan sessions court, three are under trial at special judges’ court, and two are under Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court.Among the cases, three were filed during the army-backed caretaker government tenure, 10 filed in 2015, and one in 2016.Speaking with Prothom Alo, Mahbub Uddin said, “Law is equal for all. However, cases against Khaleda Zia are being treated differently.”He also said government is doing this to harass the BNP chief, to humiliate her and to keep her away from the politics.Public prosecutor of the Dhaka metropolitan sessions judges court Abdullah Abu meanwhile denied the transfer of the cases to be politically motivated.The cases were transferred keeping the security issue of the BNP chief in mind, he said.The BNP chief placed her arguments in self-defence before the court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The date of the verdict on Zia charitable trust case will be fixed after the argument in the case takes place on 9 and 10 January.According to the court documents, Khaleda Zia has five graft cases against her and a total of 32 cases in different courts of the country including sedition, murder (accused of aiding and abating) distorting history, commentary on Bangabandhu, celebrating false birthday.Deputy commissioner (crime information and prosecution department) Anisur Rahman said the law, judiciary and parliament related ministry issued the official order on 4 January by the order of president.According to the order, the judges of the related court will hold the proceedings at the makeshift court premises.Cases filed against Khaleda ZiaBarapukuria graft case: ACC filed the case with Shahbag police station in 2006 against Khaleda Zia for corruption in Barapukuria coalmining, maintenance and management. The case is under trial in Dhaka special judges court-2.Gatco case: Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Co Ltd (GATCO) graft case has been filed by ACC against Khaleda Zia including 12 others with Tejgaon police station in 2007. The case is under trial in Dhaka special judges court-3.Niko graft case: The trial of Niko corruption case is proceeding under Dhaka special judges court-9. Anti Corruption Commission filed the case against Khaleda Zia and 11 others over charges that they abused power to award a deal to Canadian company Niko causing a loss of TK. 137.77 billion.Besides, chargesheets of nine cases against khaleda Zia accused of aiding and abetting distortion of history and instigation violence during Hartal (general strike) and blockade and defamation have been submitted.Zainul Abedin, Khaleda Zia’s lawyer told Prothom Alo, these cases are being shifted to the makeshift court on safety grounds. Ruling party is doing this to keep Khaleda Zia away from the election.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Saimul Huda and Farjana Liakatlast_img read more