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Odisha plans 20 hospitals under PPP mode

Odisha plans 20 hospitals under PPP mode

first_imgThe Odisha government on Friday announced its decision to set up 20 hospitals through public-private partnership mode, which would create an additional 2,700 beds in the State.In what is being touted as the one of the country’s biggest private investments in the health sector, the State government is looking to mobilise ₹1,000 crore. Under the State’s affordable health project, these hospitals will be opened under the ‘hub and spoke’ model. CM Naveen Patnaik has approved the construction in Puri, Jeypore, Angul, Barbil, Baripada, Bhadrak, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Bhawanipatna, Phulbani, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kendrapara, Rairangpur, Rayagada, Paralakhemundi, Nabarangpur and Subarnapur.last_img read more

Five commandos injured in encounters with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Five commandos injured in encounters with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgFive CoBRA personnel were injured in two encounters with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Monday, the first phase of the state elections, police said. The skirmish took place at separate spots at a forest in Pamed, around 500 km from Raipur. The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) — an elite unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — was patrolling the area in view of the voting going on in the region, a senior police officer said. A group of Naxalites opened fire on a patrolling team of the CoBRA’s 204th battalion when it was near Empur village. When the security personnel retaliated, the rebels fled from the spot, the officer told PTI. The injured, sub-inspector Lal Chand and a constable, were taken out of the forest and admitted to a hospital, he said. After the first incident, when the same patrolling team was cordoning off a forest patch near Majiguda village, the rebels again opened fire at them, injuring assistant commandant Amit Deswal, head constable Sunil and constable Chaitanya, the officer said. Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and efforts were on to evacuate the three personnel, he added. Voting in 18 constituencies of eight Naxal-affected districts, including Bijapur, was being held on Monday. Around 1.25 lakh security personnel were deployed in the region to ensure peaceful polling.last_img read more

Magsayo stakes spotless slate

Magsayo stakes spotless slate

first_imgCocolife, Sta. Lucia eye 5th place Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Unbeaten Mark Magsayo resumes his march to greatness when he tangles with Nicaraguan Daniel Diaz for the World Boxing Organization international featherweight title in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 41 Saturday night at IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.Owning a 16-0 slate, Magsayo will gun for his 12th knockout victory and, hopefully, earn a crack at the world crown.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Though his 23-7-2 record is unimpressive, Diaz is expected to draw from his vast experience in order to stun Magsayo. They both weighed in at 126 pounds Friday.It will be a showdown of knockout artists when Santisima (13-2) will clash with Tanzanian hero Goodluck Mrema (16-0) in a super bantamweight encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlbert Pagara (27-1) tackles Thai veteran Patomsuk Pathompothong in a super featherweight encounter. View commentslast_img read more

Nuwan Pradeep over the moon after taking Virat Kohli’s wicket

Nuwan Pradeep over the moon after taking Virat Kohli’s wicket

first_imgSri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has expressed delight at taking the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli after bagging his maiden five wicket haul in Tests on day two of the series-opener.”Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world. I am very happy to have got him out like that. For a batsman like him we plan a lot. It was one of our plans that worked against him, and I’m really happy about that,” he said after day two.Pradeep had dismissed Kohli on the first day of the match when the star batsman mistimed a hook off a short ball. The pacer ended with figures of six for 132 as India amassed 600 in their first inningsAsked about his effort overall, he said: “It is special. But I didnt start well. I got some rhythm as I kept bowling more and more overs.”We came to the match with a plan. But the way the match went and given the state of the pitch, we had to change our plans. Some of the things we did didn’t do well. I did as well as I could.”Pradeep took 5-88 before lunch as Sri Lanka mounted a comeback in the first session. His previous best was 4-62, also against India at the SSC in 2015.”Because I took four wickets a lot of times and missed out on the fifth, today was the day that I worked out how to get a five-wicket haul. When you get four wickets, you have to bowl 15/16 overs, and you’re very tired after that. If you’re bowling more than that you still have to maintain that intensity and still bowl quickly. I think I did that today.advertisement”Earlier, I think I couldnt get to that fifth wicket before because of tiredness, said the pacer.But Hardik Pandya’s maiden half-century led India to a huge total. Thereafter, Sri Lanka’s top-order succumbed to pressure from the Indian attack, and were left fighting for survival at close of play.”No, we cant be happy about the state of the match. A lot of our plans went badly. We had to go to new plans but they didnt always work as well. But cricket is like that and you have to stick at it. At least we could get them for 600 runs.”At the moment Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera are batting well, so tomorrow hopefully they will stay at the wicket and bat well until lunch. If we can bat until tea we might be able to escape danger, added bowling consultant Chaminda Vaas, who had accompanied Pradeep as translator.last_img read more

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis Finds Himself in Spotlight

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis Finds Himself in Spotlight

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. He doesn’t know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play next season. Or where he’ll play the season after that, either.So Davis, obviously, has a lot of questions.At All-Star media day, he also had some answers.Yes, Davis wants to keep playing through the end of the season with New Orleans. No, he didn’t eliminate Boston from the list of cities where he would consider playing. Yes, he will test the free agent market in the summer of 2020. And above all else, big market or small market, he insists that having a chance to win is all that matters going forward.“It’s time to go play ball,” Davis said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.”Davis — provided a shoulder strain doesn’t keep him out — will finally be LeBron James’ teammate Sunday night, when Team LeBron takes on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Team Giannis in the All-Star Game. The league’s annual showcase exhibition always comes with subplots, and this year, the one where Davis just asked for a trade that didn’t come seemed to generate more All-Star weekend buzz than anything else.“I’m just keeping it real, to be honest,” Davis said while talking with reporters. “I knew that’s all you guys wanted to talk about. I just stated how I feel, I stated my intentions and I go on from there.”Davis confirmed that there was a list of teams on his preferred get-traded-to list — James’ Los Angeles Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks.He also denied that the Celtics were not on his list, news sure to delight fans in Boston and not the rest of the Eastern Conference.“They are on my list,” Davis said.The Lakers unsuccessfully tried to acquire Davis, and the Pelicans aren’t exactly sure what happens now. They fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday and replaced him on an interim basis with Danny Ferry, a move that Davis said caught him by surprise but also doesn’t change his thinking that a change of scenery is needed. It’s been argued that the Pelicans might be best served not playing Davis, though the NBA — which has already fined the 2017 All-Star MVP for saying he wanted a trade — would surely come down hard if they sat him for no reason.“It’s about the best situation for me, the best fit for me,” Davis said. “When the time comes, obviously, I have to re-evaluate my situation and see what market best fits me and go from there.”Here’s some more of what to know about the All-Star game:DIRK AND DWYANENeither Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki nor Miami’s Dwyane Wade expects to play a lot in the game, which they got invited to by Commissioner Adam Silver to commemorate their NBA careers. Nowitzki is in his 21st season, all with the Mavericks, and hasn’t officially said he’s retiring. Wade is retiring after 16 seasons, most of them with the Heat.“I’m getting old,” Nowitzki said. “This doesn’t get old. This is great to be here. Just enjoying the stage one more time.”Wade had his son Zaire on the floor for some of practice on Saturday, as father-and-son were throwing lobs to each other.“He has the same dream,” Wade said, “to one day be sitting up on this podium.”CLOSE GAME?LeBron James is hoping for a close game Sunday.James was one of the players who decided enough was enough when it came to All-Star teams flirting with scoring 200 points, and wanted to find ways to make the game more competitive. It still doesn’t — and won’t — have playoff intensity, but last year’s game was played at a higher level than any All-Star Game had in years, a 148-145 final, and James wants that to continue.“I know we all saw the way the game was last year, and we’re going to try to top it,” James said. “Hopefully, it can come down to the wire, like it did last year, but we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”NEW CAPTAINMilwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is relishing his first time as an All-Star captain.“I’m comfortable on this stage,” Antetokounmpo said during media day.That doesn’t mean he’s taking this lightly.Antetokounmpo, who has led the Bucks to the NBA’s best record so far this season and is an MVP frontrunner, says the captaincy — and the mere mention of a team being called Team Giannis — is humbling.“If you told me that six years ago … I would have never, never, never thought I would be in this position right now,” Antetokounmpo said.MVP PUSHCharlotte’s Kemba Walker will have the home crowd on his side Sunday night. And while Walker says he hasn’t given much thought to making an All-Star Game MVP push, many of his fellow All-Stars wouldn’t be surprised to see the Hornets’ guard take a swing at winning that award.“Kemba is different,” said Houston’s James Harden, the NBA scoring leader and last season’s MVP. “The way he’s so crafty, his ball-handling, his shot-making ability. He’s been playing at a high level. One of the top players, definitely, as far as playing for the first half of the season, and he’s been doing it for some years now. Definitely one of those guys that gets overlooked.”Team Giannis coach Mike Budenholzer, who will have Walker on his team Sunday, said he has a simple gameplan for the Hornets’ star.“Turn him loose,” Budenholzer said.BACK AGAINThe All-Star MVPs from nine of the past 13 games will play Sunday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have all won it at least once. James won the award last year.By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Employing energy harvesting in wearable medical device designs

Employing energy harvesting in wearable medical device designs

first_img Figure 1: Conditioning circuit for the TENG; t1 is when the switch is closed (energy stored by the LC unit), t2 when the switch is open (energy released by the LC unit). The classic DC-DC buck converter is coupled with an AC-DC buck conversion circuit for the TENG, as shown in figure 1. Between the switch and the load resistance R, a diode D1, a serial inductor L, and a capacitor C are added in sequence. The switch is used not only to maximize energy transfer but also to convert the incoming buck to the circuit. The switch can be realized by a micro-power voltage comparator with MOSFET to integrate a self-management mechanism Thermal energy The thermal energy harvesting is the process of capturing the heat that is freely available in the environment or represents the waste energy emitted by engines, human body, and other sources and puts it into use. The direct conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy can be achieved through the Seebeck effect, in which a heat flow induced through an appropriately designed thermoelectric device produces a voltage and an electric current. The pair PN, which is the fundamental component of a thermoelectric generator (TEG), comprises a single structure of thermoelectric material of type P and N, each electrically connected in a series.By placing many PN pairs electrically and thermally in parallel, it is possible to build a typical TEG module that generates a voltage proportional to the thermal gradient. Thermoelectric or TEG power generation modules are already used in many applications, such as space ships, in which they collect the heat emitted by the decay of a supply of radioactive material.The emerging field of medical wearable electronics also offers the potential for thermoelectric energy collection by fueling devices with body heat.>> Continue reading this article originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “Energy Harvesting for Utra-Low Power Wearable Medical Devices.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods, IoT One of the main challenges with battery-operated connected devices is autonomy. An increasing number will have requirements for greater battery power or longer battery life, but will not support bigger batteries. Some wearables, for example, might be medical implants; it’s not likely a bulky battery will be an option for such devices. Battery technology is keeping up by making use of energy harvesting.Energy harvesting can be an incredible advantage for devices with a small form factor, such as those that proliferate in the internet of Things (IoT). These small devices often only require tiny amounts of current, and energy harvesting from various sources can be a valuable design element. Wearable Medical Solutions Wearable devices for medical use are wearable devices that can detect, store, and transmit vital parameters (such as heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate) measured in real time to report the overcoming of certain critical thresholds. According to the analysis by Frost & Sullivan – “Wearable Technologies in Clinical and Consumer Health” – the global market for wearable devices in the medical field will reach $18.9 billion in 2020.Energy harvesting solutions have been designed as an auxiliary power source for batteries or as an independent source for the permanent use of wearable devices without restrictions associated with energy consumption. Energy harvesting is considered an unreliable source, in the sense that the availability of energy can vary considerably over time depending on the environmental conditions. It is possible to combine a source of energy harvesting such as vibration, heat, or solar with a rechargeable battery. Triboelectric effect Contact electrification is a process that produces surface charges on two dissimilar materials when they are contacted and separated. During this contact, each material develops a charge of opposite polarity. In recent years, there has been progress in developing systems for the triboelectric energy harvesting, called triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG). These systems require a minimum of essential components: at least two layers of triboelectric material, physical separation between them, and electrodes for collecting electricity, in addition to a circuit of conditioning to maximize collection efficiency (figure 1).center_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron COMe-bCL6 now with 9th Gen Intel processors and up to 128GB RAMNext Lanner to upgrade network appliances with 2nd gen Intel Xeonlast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma

10 months agoHuddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koromaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Huddersfield Town are set to win the race for Leyton Orient whiz Koroma.The 20-year-old has come through the youth ranks at Brisbane Road, and is highly-regarded.He was being tracked by Aston Villa, Derby and Middlesbrough.But the Terriers are now in pole position to hand him a dream move to the Premier League. last_img read more

CSA 2020 Scrubbers Are Safe for the Ocean Environment

CSA 2020 Scrubbers Are Safe for the Ocean Environment

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has presented results of a three-year study of the composition and quality of exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) washwater based on samples taken from cruise ships. The alliance took advantage of the 6th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6) held in London this week – and the presence of member state delegates from across the world – to hold its first technical conference on the topic and present the study.The Carnival-led study collected 281 wash water samples from 53 EGCS-equipped cruise ships, the largest washwater data set in the marine industry, which were then assessed against 54 different test parameters by ISO accredited independent laboratories.The resulting laboratory analysis reports were then evaluated by classification society DNV GL’s Maritime Advisory Services and the data compared against various water quality standards, after first confirming that the samples analysed were consistently well within the allowable IMO criteria and regulatory limits.Then the results were compared to selected national and international water quality standards and land-based wastewater discharge limits.According to CSA 2020, EGCS results “compared favourably with all of these standards.” “Comparing scrubber wash water to various other major water standards is useful to provide perspective and to illustrate EGCS wash water quality in a way that is easy to understand. These comparisons also provide relatable criteria for a number of specific EGCS parameters of interest, such as PAH concentrations, which also have limits within these standards,” Mike Kaczmarek, Carnival’s Senior Vice President for Marine Technology, explained.“Although these are all recognized standards that are designed to regulate other waters, they do provide confirmation of the quality of water that operators of this technology are returning to the sea, and they provide strong support to the IMO’s decision to approve these systems as acceptable means of compliance throughout the world’s regional and 2020 global emission control areas (ECAs),” he added.“We want to emphasise that this major study was intended to provide an objective assessment of the quality of scrubber wash water through a rigorous comparison to other world water quality standards, and it now represents the largest, most credible and verifiable data set available,” Ian Adams, Executive Director, CSA 2020, said.“And importantly, the results reaffirm that exhaust gas cleaning systems are effective and safe for the ocean environment,” Adams concluded.last_img read more

CBC ANNOUNCES 201718 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 201718 PROGRAMMING SLATE

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2017-18 programming lineup showcasing a wide-ranging, uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, sports, news and documentary content from the country’s leading artists, creators and commentators across television, radio and digital platforms.“Our 2017-18 slate is a tribute to the talent and authenticity of Canada’s top creators, who are choosing CBC as the destination to share the stories they want to tell, including compelling new drama, comedy, factual, arts and documentary series,” said Heather Conway, executive-vice president, English Services, CBC. “By launching one of our largest programming lineups to date reflecting the diversity of perspectives and voices in this country, CBC continues to reach, connect with and entertain Canadians across all platforms, guided by how audiences choose to engage with us.”New CBC original television series announced today for the 2017-18 season include:BURDEN OF PROOF (winter 2018, 10×60, ICF Films, Entertainment One (eOne) and Eagle Vision), a legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk as a big city lawyer passed over for partnership who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls.CAUGHT (winter 2018, 5×60, Take The Shot Productions), Allan Hawco’s new drama set in 1978, adapted from Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel. Locked up after a drug deal goes wrong, David Slaney (Hawco; Republic of Doyle; The Book of Negroes) makes a daring break from a New Brunswick prison to attempt one more deal with his former partner (Eric Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick, Smallville) – all this with a dogmatic police officer, Patterson (Paul Gross, Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), at his heels.THE DETECTIVES (fall 2017, 8×60, WAM Media GRP Inc.), a true crime series that brings to life the real cases of Canadian detectives by blending first-person interviews with scripted drama.LITTLE DOG (winter 2018, 7×30, Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures), a comedy from author, musician and actor Joel Thomas Hynes (Mary Kills People, Orphan Black) and showrunner Sherry White (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope) that tells the story of lightweight Newfoundland boxer Donny “Little Dog” Ross and his haphazard quest for redemption after quitting a fight.THE STATS OF LIFE (fall 2017, 1×60, 4×30, Frantic Films), a factual series that reveals surprising truths about how Canadians are living today based on recent population statistics.New CBC KIDS titles include animated series ADDISON (fall 2017, 20×11, Six Eleven Media) chronicling the adventures of a young girl who loves to solve mysteries; BEAT BUGS (winter 2018, 52×11, Thunderbird Entertainment, Grace Films, Beyond Films and Atomic Cartoons), following five charming bugs and featuring songs from The Beatles; and preschool series BECCA’S BUNCH (fall 2017, 52×11, Jam Media), which merges live action and puppetry with 2D and 3D animation. Login/Register With: FRIDAY8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – Marketplace *NEW SEASON*8:30 p.m. (9 NT) – Interrupt This Program *NEW SEASON*(Oct)/The Stats of Life *NEW SERIES* (Nov)9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – the fifth estate *NEW SEASON* These titles join previously announced new CBC original television series for 2017-18 including:21 THUNDER(summer 2017, 8×60, PMA Productions and Generic Productions), a fast-paced drama that follows the players and coaches of an elite under-21 Montreal soccer team both on and off the field, premiering July 31.ALIAS GRACE(fall 2017, 6×60, Halfire Entertainment), the highly anticipated miniseries written and produced by Sarah Polley, directed by Mary Harron and starring Sarah Gadon, based on the award-winning Margaret Atwood novel and inspired by true events, premiering September 25.CRAWFORD(winter 2018, 12×30, Rabbit Square Productions), Mike Clattenburg’s (Trailer Park Boys) unconventional family comedy about a young man who, after a run of bad luck, moves back in with his parents and turns his natural ability to relate to racoons into a successful business, all while navigating life with his eccentric family. Starring Jill Hennessy (Shots Fired, Crossing Jordan), John Carroll Lynch (The Founder, American Horror Story) and Kyle Mac (Miss Sloane, 21 Thunder).FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES(fall 2017, 11×60, Shaftesbury) from the producers of Murdoch Mysteries, following Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s (Lauren Lee Smith; The Listener, This Life) and her colleague Trudy (Chantel Riley; The Lion King) as they take on the cases that the police don’t want or can’t handle.THEGREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (fall 2017, 8×60, Proper Television), based on the hit British format, which will bring together 10 amateur bakers from across Canada to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. The most recent season of the British series, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, will also air on CBC beginning August 23 to warm up audiences ahead of the premiere of the Canadian version.TAKEN (summer 2017, 8×30, Eagle Vision), a true crime documentary series that explores the search for answers and justice for Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women.This fall, CBC will broadcast the Canadian premiere of the next instalment of Jane Campion’s Emmy and Golden Globe® nominated  TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL (2017, 7×50, See-Saw Films, BBC Worldwide), which will see Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men) reprise her Golden Globe® winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). The first season of TOP OF THE LAKE (2013) will stream on cbc.ca/watch ahead of the Season 2 premiere. Season 1 of the BAFTA-nominated, feel-good British series THE DURRELLS (2016, 6×60, Sid Gentle Films Ltd., BBC Worldwide) will also air in fall 2017, based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of novels about a family’s adventures on a Greek island after leaving their English home in hopes of a better life.Returning drama, comedy, factual and arts series include BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (summer 2017 starting June 27, Season 2); CORONATION STREET (fall 2017, Season 19); DRAGONS’ DEN (fall 2017, Season 12) featuring Arlene Dickinson’s return to the Den; EXHIBITIONISTS (Season 3, fall 2017); weekday daytime series THE GOODS (fall 2017, Season 2); HA!IFAX COMEDY FEST (winter 2018, Season 22); HEARTLAND (fall 2017, Season 11); HELLO GOODBYE (winter 2018, Season 3); INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM (fall 2017, Season 3); JUST FOR LAUGHS: GALAS (fall 2017); KIM’S CONVENIENCE (fall 2017, Season 2); MR. D (fall 2017, Season 7); MURDOCH MYSTERIES (fall 2017, Season 11); RICK MERCER REPORT (fall 2017, Season 15); SCHITT’S CREEK (winter 2018, Season 4); STILL STANDING (summer 2017 starting June 27, Season 3); THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (fall 2017, Season 25); WHEN CALLS THE HEART (summer 2017 starting June 18, Season 3); THE WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL (winter 2018, Season 16); and WORKIN’ MOMS (winter 2018, Season 2).CBC’s award-winning news and documentary programming returning this fall includes flagship daily news program THE NATIONAL, MARKETPLACE (Season 45) and THE FIFTH ESTATE (Season 43). Moving to Sunday nights are acclaimed documentary series FIRSTHAND (Season 3) and David Suzuki’s THE NATURE OF THINGS (Season 57), which will launch its new season with THE WILD CANADIAN YEAR (5×60, River Road Films), showcasing Canada’s extraordinary wildlife.Furthering CBC’s commitment to Canadian music, THE JUNO AWARDS return to Canada’s public broadcaster in 2018, with the 47th annual awards to be broadcast live on CBC from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 25 (produced by Insight Productions). CBC MUSIC will also launch new music programming initiatives and special events in partnership with CARAS, including covering a more diverse range of genres and musicians and investing in educational initiatives to support the next generation of artists. The JUNO Awards join CBC’s annual line-up of awards programming celebrating Canadian creators, artists and storytellers, including the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS (winter 2018); CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS (September 10); GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS (June 29 & 30); POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA(September 18); and SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE (fall 2017).CBC continues to expand its investment in original digital content with its largest slate ever spanning 15 new and returning series streaming at cbc.ca/watch  and on the CBC app in 2017-18, including new seasons of award-winning comedies MY 90 YEAR OLD ROOMMATE and THE AMAZING GAYL PILE.New arts, comedy and factual series include ART WORKS! (working title), a subversively surreal series profiling Canadian artists; BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO, based on the fictionalized, funny life of the pro wrestler; HOW TO BUY A BABY, following a couple’s darkly funny struggle with infertility; KIDS THAT ARE KIND OF AMAZING AT STUFF…WITH GERRY DEE, following the comedian as he meets Canadian kids with exceptional talent; LIVING WITH E’s, featuring 80-somethings Mrs. Eulalia (Mary Walsh) and Mrs. Enid (Cathy Jones) as they inadvertently give frank advice to young people; STAY CALM AND DECOLONIZE, profiling Indigenous artists who are embracing Buffy Sainte-Marie’s call to decolonize following Canada 150; and TEN X TEN, featuring 10 LGBTQ+ artists who tell their stories while finger-painting a self-portrait.CBC’s award-winning CBC SHORT DOCS will also launch an extensive new slate of immersive and intimate original digital docs in 2017-18 including CALL ME OLLY (Jordan Molaro and Tyson Anderson), capturing the power that a name can hold over an individual striving to be uninhibited; DECLUTTER (Madison Thomas), exploring the filmmaker’s revelation about her mother and why she is always cleaning; and TWILIGHT DANCERS (Theola Ross and Paola Marino), focusing on how young people from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to cope with the youth suicide epidemic in their community.With more than 100 million downloads over the past year**, CBC RADIO builds on its podcasting success with a slate of new original series including ALONE: A LOVE STORY (fall 2017), a memoir about love and the fallout of cheating; THE FRIDGE LIGHT (September 2017), a deeply nerdy and fascinating look at the hidden stories of food, hosted by food critic and writer Chris Nuttall-Smith; ON DRUGS (June 2017), exploring our complicated relationship with drugs; and SEAT AT THE TABLE (June 2017), a weekly talk show hosted by Montrealers Isabelle Racicot and Martine St-Victor as they tackle what’s brewing in media, politics and pop culture. David Ridgen, the host of CBC’s breakout hit podcast SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING with more than 20 million downloads to date, also returns in fall 2017 with SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING CASE FILES: MISSISSIPI COLD CASE and GREAVETTE CASE, focusing on two new cold cases. Podcast series will launch at cbc.ca/podcasts and also air concurrently on CBC Radio One.Additional new CBC RADIO programming includes RECLAIMED (July 2017 on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2) hosted by Cree/Dene artist and storyteller Jarrett Marrineau, who will explore the many worlds of contemporary Indigenous music; and ROAD TRIP RADIO (June 2017 on CBC Radio One), a new series from the This Is That team mixing comedy and documentaries, with each episode focusing on one province or territory. NEW FIRE also returns this summer (June 2017 on CBC Radio One), featuring host Lisa Charleyboy as she travels from remote reserves to bustling cities, going to the heart of conversations that are important to Indigenous youth.​As Canada’s Olympic Network, CBC will provide the compelling coverage and storytelling that Canadians have come to expect leading up to, during and after the OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018 across all platforms from February 9-25, 2018. In addition to Olympic Games coverage, CBC SPORTS will continue to connect Canadians with high-performance athletes each week through ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES on CBC, cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app. Some of the major international events on the CBC Sports schedule in 2017-18 include the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto July 16-23, the FINA World Aquatics Championships July 14-30, the IAAF World Track & Field Championships August 4-13, and the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal October 2-8.The CBC 2017 fall primetime television schedule is as follows:MONDAY8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – Murdoch Mysteries *NEW SEASON*9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – Alias Grace *NEW SERIES*(Sept)/Frankie Drake *NEW SERIES*(Nov) TUESDAY8 p.m. (8:30 NT)- Rick Mercer Report *NEW SEASON*8:30 p.m. (9 NT) – This Hour Has 22 Minutes *NEW SEASON*9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – Kim’s Convenience *NEW SEASON*9:30 p.m. (10 NT) – Mr. D *NEW SEASON* THURSDAY8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – Dragons’ Den *NEW SEASON, NEW NIGHT*9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – The Detectives *NEW SERIES* *Source: Ipsos The Most Influential Brands in Canada 2017**Source: Sumo Logic (Apr 16-Apr 17)-30-About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. Advertisementcenter_img SUNDAYDaytime: Road to the Olympic Games7 p.m. (7:30 NT) – Heartland *NEW SEASON*8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – The Nature of Things *NEW SEASON, NEW NIGHT*9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – Firsthand *NEW SEASON, NEW NIGHT* Advertisement SATURDAYDaytime: Road to the Olympic Games6:30 p.m. ET – Hockey Night in Canada WEDNESDAY8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – The Great British Baking Show/The Great Canadian Baking Show *NEW SERIES*9 p.m. (9:30 NT) – The Durrells *NEW SERIES*(Sept)/Top of the Lake: China Girl *NEW SERIES*(Oct) Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Driss El Ganbouri Moroccan Intellectuals Must Help Find Solution to Rif

Driss El Ganbouri Moroccan Intellectuals Must Help Find Solution to Rif

Rabat – Moroccan writer Driss El Ganbouri has stated that, as the crisis in the Rif  continues to grow, intellectuals must take action and help find a solution to the stalemate.In statement to Morocco World News, El Ganbouri said that after more than eight months of protests and police interventions in the Rif, the situation in the region has become dangerous.The former journalist and political commentator said that there is no “serious mediation” between demonstrators and the government. “Where are we heading to?” he writes. “Why do protests continue despite promises made by the state? Is the reason lack of trust? Is it the detentions of Hirak leaders? Why the state does not release the detainees to test this solution?”Amid this complex situation, El Ganbouri called on Moroccan intellectuals to step up and take a role in helping reaching a solution to the crisis.“Moroccan intellectuals should be concerned with what is going on even if their voices are not heard by decision makers. They have to have a say in this issue and be clear in siding with the homeland,” he said.Moroccan intellectuals, suggested El Ganbouri, previously expressed their opinions on far less important matters. Now, the time has come for them to raise their voices and “light the darkness that is about to swallow us all.”El Ganbouri warned that the situation in Rif has reached an unprecedented and dangerous levels that threaten “to deepen the gap between citizens and the state” in the region since the 1950s.“We run the first of losing the sense of belonging to one homeland and one state,” warned the writer, pointing to the danger of forfeiting the Moroccan state’s achievements in reconciling with the Rif.Facing this situation, intellectuals must take the initiative, said El Ganbouri, recalling that the nationalist independence movement, the left-wing movement, and Islamist movement were, in their beginnings, intellectual movements.As for today, intellectuals have to regain people’s trust “in their role in society in the face of what is going on,” concludes El Ganbouri. read more

SecretaryGeneral urges Pakistanis to unite against terrorism after deadly attacks

SecretaryGeneral urges Pakistanis to unite against terrorism after deadly attacks

7 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all political forces in Pakistan to unite against the “scourge of terrorism” amid a series of recent bombings which have left several dead and many more wounded. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban strongly condemned yesterday’s suicide bombing in front of a police station near the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The attack reportedly killed almost 20 people, many of them police, and injured dozens more. There have also been reports today of a series of explosions in Karachi, that have resulted in more casualties. “The Secretary-General urges all political forces to unite against the scourge of terrorism and expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan,” the statement added. read more

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 7977 cents US

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 7977 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Thursday was 79.77 cents US, up 0.44 of a cent from Wednesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2536, down 0.69 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6161, down 1.26 cents, and US$1.2892, down 0.29 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4887, down 1.22 cents.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

UN ends negotiations with Cambodia for proposed court to try former Khmer

UN ends negotiations with Cambodia for proposed court to try former Khmer

“The United Nations has concluded that the proceedings of the Extraordinary Chambers would not guarantee the international standards of justice required for the United Nations to continue to work towards their establishment and have decided, with regret, to end its participation in this process,” Hans Corell, the Legal Counsel to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, told a UN news conference.”Recognizing the stated goal of the Cambodian Government to establish the Extraordinary Chambers without delay, this decision would enable it to make other arrangements and begin this process of bringing the leaders of the Khmer Rouge to justice,” he added.The UN had been in talks with the Cambodian Government for nearly five years to set up a special court to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity committed between 1975-79. In 1999, Phnom Penh rejected a proposal by Mr. Annan for an international court and instead decided to establish a national tribunal with the participation of foreign judges and prosecutors.In explaining the UN’s decision, Mr. Corell said that after a review of the entire negotiating process, the UN concluded that as currently envisaged, the Cambodian tribunal “would not guarantee the independence, impartiality and objectivity that a court established with the support the United Nations must have.”Other key obstacles, Mr. Corell said, were the Government’s refusal to accept an agreement that would have governed the UN’s involvement in the court and Phnom Penh’s unwillingness to address the Organization’s concerns about the national law that was passed last year paving the way for the tribunal.Chief among those concerns was whether the law or an agreement between the Government and the UN would have been the controlling document over how the court was going to operate, Mr. Corell said. “It has been the United Nations consistent position that the Organization cannot be bound by a national law, in a context like this,” he explained. “Therefore, the United Nations insisted throughout the negotiation, in accordance with the usual practice in concluding international agreements, that the United Nations and the Government should reach a controlling agreement.””The United Nations shares with the Cambodian people a desire to bring the Khmer Rouge era to a close in a way that contributes to national reconciliation and justice and wishes the Government well in its efforts to reach this goal,” Mr. Corell said. read more

UN Security Council urges continuous dialogue transparency in DR Congo

UN Security Council urges continuous dialogue transparency in DR Congo

The polls, previously scheduled for Sunday, 23 December, were delayed by the country’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI).Taking note of the CENI decision, the 15-member Council “expressed hope that this delay will permit the creation of favourable conditions for the Congolese people to express themselves freely” on the revised date.They urged “continuous dialogue and transparency” with all political stakeholders during this period in order to ensure trust is maintained until the elections are held.The members of the Security Council also called on all parties to engage peacefully and constructively in the electoral process to ensure transparent, peaceful and credible elections that will result in a transfer of power in accordance with the Congolese Constitution and the 31 December 2016 Agreement.In the statement, the Council members also expressed their condolences to the families of the victims, including the Russian pilots, following the crash of a CENI-chartered airplane during electoral preparation operations.They further expressed their support to CENI’s efforts to ensure all logistical preparations are made on time for the election date and reiterated the readiness of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MONUSCO, to provide support if requested. read more

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 3 August 2012

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 3 August 2012

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Mens hockey Ohio State enters Big Ten tournament with sights on NCAA

Mens hockey Ohio State enters Big Ten tournament with sights on NCAA

Ohio State sophomore forward Dakota Joshua’s initial reaction following his go-ahead goal in the third period against Minnesota at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 11. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorAfter concluding the regular season with a road sweep over No. 18 Wisconsin, the No. 13-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team (20-10-6, 11-8-1 Big Ten) heads to legendary Joe Louis Arena on Thursday to compete for a Big Ten tournament championship and an automatic ticket to the NCAA Tournament.OSU will take on the Michigan State Spartans (7-23-4, 3-14-3 Big Ten) at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. Although the Buckeyes went 3-1 against MSU in the regular season, history has shown it’s a battle to the end between the two teams.“It’s just two good hockey teams,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “It just seems it comes down to the wire. We’ve got a lot of respect obviously for Tom and his program and we’ve got to go up there and play our best hockey.”Michigan State comes into this game off of a loss and a tie at No. 5 Minnesota last weekend. The Spartans are 7-23-4 overall and 3-14-3 in conference this season. In spite of having just three conference wins, one was over the Buckeyes at Value City Arena in which the Spartans scored three goals in just eight minutes.“They’re a relentless team,” senior captain Nick Schilkey said. “They throw pucks at the net and they get to the net hard.”The Buckeyes are currently sitting at No. 14 in the PairWise rankings and likely need just one win this weekend to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Winning the conference tournament, however, would cement OSU’s tournament dreams with an automatic NCAA bid.“We’ve definitely talked about it and our goals are still in tact,” Schilkey said. “We win a couple games and everything is still right there for us. It’s just a matter of us going out and playing our game. We can’t think about Friday, Saturday. We have to focus on Thursday. There’s no tournament, there’s nothing else passed this Thursday if we don’t win.”Sophomore forward Mason Jobst was the lone Buckeye to earn All-Big Ten first team honors and was also named the Big Ten scoring co-Champion after his 33 points in conference play.“(Jobst is) a very talented hockey player but I say this all the time, it’s because of his his hard work that you continue to believe that he’s going to get better,” Rohlik said. “Monday through Thursday he continues to work hard. He does all of the little things right. He’s small in stature but big every night he plays.”In addition to leading OSU in points, Jobst is the first Buckeye since 2003 to reach the 50-point mark in one season, but according to him it could not have been accomplished without his teammates and coaches.“Obviously, you always believe in yourself,” Jobst said. “I’ve believed that I can be successful at this level. I’ve been surrounded by great players this entire year, great team, great coaching staff that has definitely led to my success.”Along with Jobst, three senior received Big Ten accolades. Seniors Schilkey, defenseman Josh Healey and goalie Christian Frey were each named to the All-Big Ten second team and sophomore Dakota Joshua received honorable mention. “I think it says a lot about the program,” Rohlik said. “I think it says a lot about my staff going out there and getting the right hockey players, the right student athletes here at Ohio State. It’s nice to see them getting recognized but I think every one of those guys would give all of those awards back for a team award at the end.”Michigan State only had one player who was named honorable mention in junior defenseman Carson Gatt, who was the Spartans second top-scoring defenseman with 11 points and a plus-two rating. The Buckeyes own the top powerplay in the country, which should boast well against a Spartans penalty kill that ranks 58th of 60 teams. As a defense, Michigan State allows nearly four goals per game while the OSU offense averages four goals each contest.OSU will be facing the Spartans in the final season of Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings, which is set to be torn down later this year. OSU sees the opportunity to play in “The Joe” in its farewell season as an honor.“It’s kind of a sad day to understand that it’s going to come down here soon but for us to be able to go there and play in one of the last games up there, I think it’s pretty special,” Rohlik said. “If only those walls could talk and our guys could really understand that history.”The Scarlet and Gray are comfortable playing in road atmospheres, with an 13-2-3 away record to prove it.“Our guys are confident going up and playing in different places and playing on the road,” Schilkey said. “We’ve been successful this year on the road and I think it’s going to be no different this weekend.” read more

Teenagers jailed for killing superhero father by throwing lit flare into car

Teenagers jailed for killing superhero father by throwing lit flare into car

first_imgKeani Hobbs, 18, who along with a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been jailed The type of flare which was thrown into a car with Vilson Meshi Credit: PA Two teenagers who killed a “superhero daddy” by throwing a lit flare into his car as he slept inside it have been jailed, as the family of one defendant hurled abuse at the sentencing judge.Father-of-three Vilson Meshi was asleep in the back of his Audi outside his former partner’s house, where he was to visit two of his children the next morning.The 31-year-old car wash boss died of inhaling fire fumes on February 27, 2016. Judge Lynch said the defendants were “both equally culpable in this case”.She said the 16-year-old took Hobbs to the car “knowing what was going to be done”, and that Hobbs’s part was “igniting the flare and throwing it into the car”. Keani Hobbs, 18, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both found guilty of manslaughter and theft of marine distress flares from a docked boat at an earlier trial, and were sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday.Judge Patricia Lynch said the teenagers’ actions had been “for fun”, and she jailed Hobbs for nine years and the younger co-defendant for six years.As the 16-year-old’s lesser sentence was read out, there was a shout of “f—— soft spot corrupt bitch as far as I’m concerned” and “disgusting” from the family of Hobbs, who were sitting in the public gallery, directed at the judge. “The teenagers have never given a rationale as to why they did what they did. It was an act of stupidity to try and scare him.”The defendants acted recklessly and were it not for their thoughtless actions, Vilson would not have needlessly died.”I want to thank his family for working with us during this very difficult time and pay tribute to them for their dignity and restraint.”While nothing will bring Vilson back, I hope these convictions and sentences are of some comfort to them and they can move forward to start rebuilding their lives.” Some people then stormed out of the public gallery.Mr Meshi, who rented a flat in Glossop, Derbyshire, had parked his car in Basildon, Essex, where he had arranged to visit his children the next day, when the flare was thrown into his vehicle. The inside of the Audi car belonging to Vilson Meshi, who died after a stolen marine distress flare was thrown into his car "for fun" “Nothing or no-one can replace their superhero daddy in their eyes,” she said.Hobbs, who wore a parka jacket with a large fluffy hood, sobbed as she was led to the cells and shouted “I love you” to family in the public gallery.Hobbs, of Stagden Cross, Pitsea, Essex, was jailed for nine years for manslaughter and 12 months concurrently for theft.The 16-year-old, of Camberwell, London, was jailed for six years for manslaughter, with 12 months to run concurrently for theft. “Neither of you realised the man was going to die, but you must have realised it would have caused harm,” she said.”Your actions were reckless, they were stupid and they were dangerous.”She continued: “The whole reckless enterprise was on the basis that it would be fun to throw a lighted flare into a vehicle where a man was asleep in the back.”Mr Meshi’s former partner, Michelle Mehtab, said in a victim personal statement that he was a “doting father” and regularly travelled to see their two children. The case of a flare which was thrown into a car with Vilson MeshiCredit: PA Keani Hobbs, 18, who along with a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been jailedCredit: PA The case of a flare which was thrown into a car with Vilson Meshi The type of flare which was thrown into a car with Vilson Meshi  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Charlie Sherrard, mitigating for the 16-year-old, said the youth could not read or write properly, and had been brought up in an environment where it was deemed acceptable to “go round thieving”.Tony Badenoch, mitigating for Hobbs, said she had no previous convictions.Vilson Meshi’s former partner Michelle Mehtab said in a victim impact statement: “My children get upset when daddy misses important events such as birthdays and Christmasses.”Nothing can replace their superhero daddy in their eyes.”My children are confused and talk about their heartbreaking thoughts they say I wish we can put a ladder to the sky and see daddy. We wish the sky had mobile phones.”In a statement, his heartbroken parents Islam and Drista Meshi said: “What happened has changed our lives forever.”Whilst nothing can bring Vilson back, we feel that justice has been done.”We would like to thank Essex Police and the CPS who have helped us find closure and justice.”Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “The investigation has been extensive.”For several months, we tried to piece together the evidence to the boy who was captured on CCTV on a bike moments before the incident. We put in a lot of hard work to identify him. The inside of the Audi car belonging to Vilson Meshi, who died after a stolen marine distress flare was thrown into his car “for fun”Credit: PAlast_img read more

SEHA GAZPROM SSL Round 5 Zagreb defeated in Belarus – No more

SEHA GAZPROM SSL Round 5 Zagreb defeated in Belarus – No more

7.Vojvodina5203125 : 1436 2.Vardar5311152 : 13510 The Round 5 of the SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League 2013/2014 has been played this weekend. A lot of interesting matches and unexpected results with the first defeat for Croatian champion RK C.O Zagreb, which means that there is no team with 100% score after five matches…RESULTS:RK VOJVODINA – RK VARDAR 21:30RK PARTIZAN – RK BORAC 20:23RK METALURG – RK NEXE 24:24TATRAN PRESOV – RK LOVCEN 32:29MESHKOV BREST – C.O ZAGREB 21:19STANDINGS: 10.Borac m:tel5104109 : 1563 6.Meshkov Brest4202103 : 1006 gazprom handballhandballSEHASEHA GAZPROM HANDBALL 1.Tatran Prešov5401168 : 15112 5.Nexe5212143 : 1417 8.Lovćen4103108 : 1133 3.CO Zagreb4301136 : 959 4.Metalurg4220107 : 978 9.Partizan5104119 : 1393 ← Previous Story BORING BARCA: Karabatic and Co. with +16 over newcomers Next Story → RK Vardar sack Zoran Kastratovic! Talant Dujshebaev new coach? read more

WWE reports strong Q4 2017 earnings 2017 revenue was the highest in

WWE reports strong Q4 2017 earnings 2017 revenue was the highest in

first_img Videos Articles February 8, 2018 at 10:26 am WWE Q1 2019 Financial Report: Revenue down 3%, McMahon cites talent absence as reason now that the corporate tax rate is at 21% i suspect their earning will be even higher. that and the u.s economy has been doing really well, so people will go out and spend more to see live events esp since now the middle class has more money in their bank account thanks to the recent tak cuts. Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday WhatsApp WWE announced Q4 2017 earnings on Thursday morning.It was good news for the company this week, in what they described as a “strong fourth-quarter achieving record results for 2017.”Some highlights include:* Revenue was up 9% to $211.6 million compared to last year’s Q4.* WWE Network average paid subscribers increased to 1.48 million, up from 1.41 last year.* Overall revenue for WWE in 2017 saw a 10% increase to $801.0 million, in what was described as the highest revenue in the company’s history.* Digital engagement was up 32% to 20 billion, while social media engagements was up 4% to 1.2 billion from the prior year.* WWE’s YouTube channel remained the No. 1 most viewed Sports Channel and the second most viewed channel on YouTube with 20 billion lifetime views as of 1/31/18.* Forbes named WrestleMania as one of the world’s top 10 most valuable sports brands for the fourth year in a row along with the Super Bowl, Olympics, FIFA World Cup and the NCAA Men’s Final Four.Here is an excerpt from the press release. The full press release is now online.WWE® Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter Achieving Record Results for 2017STAMFORD, Conn., February 8, 2018 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. For the quarter, the Company reported Net income of $4.8 million, or $0.06 per share, as compared to a Net income of $8.0 million, or $0.10 per share, in the prior year quarter. As discussed below, Net income in the fourth quarter 2017 reflected charges totaling $11.3 million ($0.14 per diluted share) arising from the enactment of the new tax law. Operating income increased to $27.0 million from Operating income of $13.9 million. Excluding items affecting comparability, Adjusted OIBDA increased to $34.8 million from $20.5 million.“In 2017, WWE achieved record financial results, generating the highest level of revenue and Adjusted OIBDA in the Company’s history. Our operating metrics demonstrate the strength of our content and brands worldwide, which positions us well to achieve our long-term objectives. We will continue to focus on creating compelling content for multiple platforms, leveraging data analytics and capitalizing on international opportunities to drive our continued growth,” stated Vince McMahon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, added “We achieved record revenue that exceeded $800 million, record Adjusted OIBDA that was within the range of our guidance, and record subscriber levels. As we continue to drive WWE’s digital and direct-to-consumer transformation while optimizing the monetization of our long-form content, we expect to balance 2018 OIBDA growth with investment in strategic areas, maximizing our long-term opportunities and shareholder value.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 29.81%0:03Remaining Time -1:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SteelCity1981 Comments are closed. Videos Articles Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Next Twitter Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next O. T. Fagbenle Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel WWE Q4 2018 Financial Report: Record revenue in 2018, Latest Network subscribers WWE Q2 2019 Financial Report: Revenue down 5%, McMahon remains excited about future Pinterest Google+ 1 COMMENT Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Facebook Lindsay Lohan These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Otherlast_img read more

Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition after construction incident

Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition after construction incident

first_imgKEY LARGO, FLA. (WSVN) – A Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition, Tuesday, after a construction mishap.Firefighter Leonardo Moreno collapsed, Monday, from toxic fumes after he tried to save three men working underground.Moreno was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. His brother, Yoel Moreno, said he is slowly improving.“He still has some lung damage. They’re gonna keep monitoring,” Yoel said. “His vitals have been great since the get-go in Key Largo, so that’s a blessing. They’re just gonna keep monitoring how he’s doing.”According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:30 a.m., three workers went inside a drainage manhole on Long Key Road to investigate a newly paved road when they collapsed.Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victims as 34-year-old Elway Gray of Fort Lauderdale, 49-year-old Louis O’Keefe of Little Torch Key and 24-year-old Robert Wilson of Summerland Key.Two of the three workers were pulled from the trench and confirmed dead at the scene, near Mile Marker 106, by authorities. The third employee has yet to be found and is presumably dead, police said. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more