YOUTUBE PICKS TORONTORAISED JESSIE REYEZ TO LAUNCH NEW MARKETING BLITZ PLATFORM

first_imgTORONTO—Canadian singer Jessie Reyez sings about her dreams of rising to the upper ranks of music and YouTube hopes its new marketing campaign will play a role getting her there.The streaming video giant says it’s picked the Juno Award-winning singer as its inaugural YouTube Artist on the Rise, a multiplatform publicity push that launches Friday.The new monthly program selects a musician YouTube deems “up-and-coming” and puts a massive promotional thrust behind them. It’s an effort by YouTube to catch the wave of new acts and help build further momentum behind them in the increasingly cluttered world of streaming music. Advertisement Toronto-raised Reyez is considered one of the rising stars of Canada’s music industry. Her single Figures climbed the country’s pop music charts last year and she’s worked alongside big names such as Calvin Harris and Eminem. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Toronto-raised Jessie Reyez is considered one of the rising stars of Canada’s music industry. Her single Figures climbed the country’s pop music charts last year and she’s worked alongside big names such as Calvin Harris and Eminem. (ANDREW CHIN / GETTY IMAGES) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Families of MMIW begin meeting in Ottawa to address crisis

first_imgAPTN National NewsFamily members of missing and murdered Indigenous women have begun meeting in Ottawa in what will be the first of three roundtables over two days to address the country-wide crisis.Just after an opening prayer by Algonquin, Inuit and Metis elders at 9 a.m, family will gather in sharing circles at the Delta hotel in downtown Ottawa.The day-long event is happening behind closed doors and away from media.In the afternoon, the delegates from across Canada will address a framework for action on the crisis, followed by picking ceremonial witnesses to the MMIW national roundtable Friday with federal ministers, chiefs and other delegates.There is a second roundtable happening at Carleton University Friday that is open to the public.More to come.last_img read more

Libyan soldier killed as army again under fire

first_imgBenghazi — Gunmen on Thursday opened fire on a vehicle in Libya’s second city Benghazi killing a soldier, witnesses said, in the latest attack on the army in the country’s volatile east.The killing comes on the final day of a three-day Benghazi strike in protest over militias after a shootout on Monday between a jihadist group and the army left seven people dead and 50 wounded.Three soldiers were shot dead in the city on Wednesday and the bodies of two more were found in the nearby town of Derna, officials said. Thursday’s attack was carried out by gunmen in a vehicle, who fired a volley of bullets at two soldiers as they got into a car after leaving a cafe, witnesses said.“The soldier died after being shot in the head,” said a medic at Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital.Witnesses said the second soldier escaped unharmed.Benghazi city council declared the three-day strike after an army patrol came under attack near the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, a jihadist group blamed for the 2012 attack on a US mission in which the ambassador and three other Americans were killed.Libya has seen mounting unrest since the toppling of long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011 by a ragtag assortment of rebel brigades, many of which have since been transformed into militias that defy the weak central government.last_img read more

Cyprus finance minister to leave post by years end

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ finance minister says he’ll leave the post he’s held since 2013 by the end of the year.Harris Georgiades said Friday his decision had nothing to do with the findings of an inquiry that partly blamed him for the demise of the country’s bad loan-laden Co-operative Bank.Georgiades said it was time for him to move on after nearly seven years at the post and defended himself against the inquiry’s findings which he called both “mistaken and unfair.”He said he still has the full backing of the Cypriot president who also criticized the inquiry as reaching “contradictory” conclusions.Georgiades was appointed finance minister in the immediate aftermath of a multibillion-euro rescue deal that Cyprus was forced to accept after a banking crisis nearly bankrupted the country.The Associated Press read more

Apple sells 13 million new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models in

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple says it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year’s early sales mark.Apple sold 10 million IPhone 6 and 6 Plus models during their first weekend last year. This year’s results include sales in China which was included in the initial launch for the first time.Apple said previously that preorders were so strong that it expected to surpass last year’s record.PiperJaffray analyst Gene Munster said results came in at the high end of his expectations for sales of 12 million to 13 million. He estimates China added about 2 million in sales.“Today’s news suggests the iPhone 6 cycle is off to a good start,” he wrote.The new models have more memory and faster processors, along with a new 12 mega-pixel camera, and starts at $649. Apple and wireless service providers are also offering leasing and monthly installment plans.Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. says the phones will be available in 40 additional countries beginning Oct. 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan and 130 countries by the end of the year.Apple said sales completed by Sept. 26 will be included in Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter results, and sales completed on Sunday, Sept. 27 will be included in Apple’s first-quarter 2016 results.Shares slipped $1.28 to $113.43 in morning trading Monday. by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Sep 28, 2015 7:33 am MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple sells 13 million new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models in 3 days following launch read more

As UN marks Buddhist holiday Ban urges leaders to work for common

The Buddhist teachings of peace, compassion and love should help guide governments and the international community, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, urging international cooperation for the betterment of all humankind.In his message for Vesak Day, Mr. Ban highlighted Buddha’s message of “peace, compassion and love for all living beings,” especially those in need.These teachings “can inspire our efforts to address many of the broader challenges confronting our world,” Mr. Ban said, in reference to peace and security, development and the protection of the environment. “In each of these areas, we have to rise above narrow self-interest, and think and act as members of one global community,” he urged world leaders. The Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha, and is celebrated by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.By its resolution 54/115 of 1999, the General Assembly recognized internationally the Day of Vesak to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity. read more

Ohio State field hockey aims to turn around 02 start

Then-redshirt-junior Logan Jones holds his follow-through after a tee shot at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on April 12 in Columbus. OSU placed 6th on the first day of play and 5th after the second round.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State field hockey team could not pull out a victory over its opening weekend, but some players said they are still full of confidence heading into Friday’s scheduled face-off with Miami (Ohio).“I think we’re all determined to come out hard after this (last) weekend,” junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “I have a sour taste in my mouth after this weekend so I’m definitely going to come out hard.”The Buckeyes (0-2) are looking to bounce back after being shutout, 4-0, by the Albany Great Danes on Monday afternoon.Much of the team’s woes may have come from a lack of posession. In all, the Buckeyes were outshot 58-14 in their first two matchups against Syracuse and Albany.“We’re able to complete a couple passes,” coach Anne Wilkinson said. “But then we’re having a rough time stringing longer passes together.”The Buckeyes may have to improve their offensive efficiency to help keep pressure off freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro. The Phoenixville, Pa., native made 25 saves in her first two collegiate starts.Tamburro’s 14 saves Monday against Albany were the most in a single game by a Buckeye since 2003.OSU has been focused on sustaining a constant attack in recent practices, Wilkinson said.“When we get it up there we’re very good at executing and finishing,” she said.The Redhawks (0-2) are also set to come into Columbus Friday in search of their first win after falling to Syracuse, 5-1, in the Buckeye Classic to open the season, and then losing to Northwestern at home by the same score.Miami’s senior back Ali Froede scored her 15th career goal in the loss to Northwestern on Tuesday.The Redhawks return 14 letter winners, including Froede and junior midfielder Bea Dechant. Both players earned First Team All Mid-American Conference honors last season.Defending set plays will be the key to slowing down the Redhawks’ attack, Tamburro said.“We need to start with defensive corners,” she said. “Focusing more and trying to get the ball out (of the corner).”OSU has defeated Miami in three of the last five meetings dating back to 2009, but the Redhawks have won the last two. Wilkinson said Miami’s ability to play together as a unit is what makes it so tough.“They’re a very systematic team,” Wilkinson said. “We need to be able to break them down one at a time.”Ultimately the game will come down to which team is able to possess the ball and capitalize off those possessions, Wilkinson said.“They (the Buckeyes) have really been working hard as far as finishing what they start,” she said. “Finish their passes. Finish their tackles.”OSU and the Redhawks are set to face-off at 5 p.m. read more

Scarlett Keeling s mother fears her daughters Goa murderers will evade justice

first_imgScarlett Keeling in GoaCredit:Reuters The Scarlett case shone a light on rampant police and local government corruption in Goa. If the judgment goes against Ms MacKeown on Friday, she will attempt to take the case to the Bombay High Court. She said she is determined that something positive can come out of Scarlett’s death, and plans to set up a support group for the dozens of people she said have contacted her about violent crimes in Goa that have gone unpunished by authorities. Scarlett's mother, Fiona MacKeown Although Scarlett rejoined he family along the coast a few days later, she was allowed to return on her own to Anjuna for the beach party.But in an emotional response to those who have long taunted her with accusations of neglect and abandonment Ms MacKeown said: “I did not murder her.”On Monday Ms Mackeown will return to the Indian state to face D’Souza and Carvalho in the hope of seeing them found guilty and punished.During the beach party Scarlett was plied with a cocktail of drink and drugs before being assaulted and killed. She was pushed face first into the shallow water’s edge and had suffered numerous injuries to her face and body.D’Souza and Carvalho both deny culpable homicide and grievous sexual assault.  She added: “The fact that he left her there in the hands of these guys, the least he could do is to follow it up and do the right thing. We would have had a watertight case with his statement. “He says he saw them giving her alcohol. He said he saw one of them taking a pill and giving a pill ‘to the girl’. He saw him lining up lines of cocaine. If she had been five would that have been okay?”Scarlett was buried in a quiet corner of the family’s farm near Bradworthy, North Devon, “surrounded by trees and flowers”, four years ago after her organs – removed in India – were finally returned to the family following another protracted fight.At the time of Scarlett’s death Ms MacKeown, accompanied by her nine children, had been dividing her time between the family’s scruffy rural smallholding in Devon and the beach hangouts of western India, popular with ageing hippies and young European travellers.During an emotional interview Ms MacKeown told the Telegraph: “My last memory of Scarlett was her nagging me silly to go to the big party on the beach. I gave in at the last minute and my last memory was her squealing, jumping up and down, hugging me and saying ‘thanks mum I love you’. Her lawyer, Vikram Varma, paid tribute to Ms MacKeown for “exposing the rot in the system and the existence of an unbreachable nexus between some officers of the police, some politicians and the drug mafia in Goa”.”However the larger issue of the rot remains and she at best may get partial justice for Scarlett after eight years of forced patience,” he said.Mr Varma, who has worked on the case pro bono, argued that the extreme delays in trial have made it an unfair process and possible grounds to take the case to the High Court.”To lose a child at the hands of criminals and murderers is a grief that lies only in the mother’s heart and it is that heart which grieves for justice. To me as friend and counsel, this huge grief is clearly visible in the eyes of Fiona, I can connect to it,” he said. “Often the huge delay in the trial turns that grief into helplessness for the aggrieved. But Fiona has shown extraordinary strength and tenacity and it is visible that she will not let her daughter down.” “I have got to live with that, but I did not murder her. It’s not my fault. I did not murder her. Of course I left her. Of course I will regret that as long as I live. The fact is I let her stay behind.”When Ms MacKeown was in court last month to hear the final arguments in the case she looked D’Souza and Carvalho square in the eyes.”I was so close to both of them I could touch them,” she said. “One of them, Carvalho, at least had the decency to look away from me and down at the floor.“The other, D’Souza, just stared straight at me with a coldness – almost an arrogance. It was awful. Hopefully that won’t have done him any favours in front of the judge.”When asked what she would say to the two men she believes raped and murdered her daughter, she said: “I would ask them: ‘why did you have to kill her, couldn’t you have just let her live? Why did you take her away from me?'” Scarlett Keeling's body arrives at Mumbai domestic airport on the first leg of her journey home. Ms Mackeown, 52, says she will have to live with the regret of agreeing to her demands for the rest of her life.She left her teenage daughter living with a family friend on Goa,  25-year-old tour guide Julio Lobo,  while she explored the local coast with her other children, drawing accusations she had “dumped” the teenager.center_img 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. Scarlett Keeling in Goa Now the prosecution has warned Ms MacKeown that their case against the two men has been weakened because Mannion, 44 – who had been staying with D’Sousa and saw his host on the night Scarlett was killed – has not given evidence.Ms MacKeown said: “I have seen Michael’s statements. But they are not admissible because they were not taken in front of the court. “He was going to go and was all set. He sounded hopeful and he sounded really positive but he did not turn up. He claims to have PTSD – I think I did as well and she was my daughter, but it didn’t stop me.” The mother of a British teenager killed on a Goa beach says she now fears her daughter will not get justice after a key witness refused to give evidence.Michael Mannion had previously stated that he saw one of the two men accused of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling on Anjuna beach on the night of her death, in February 2008.But the Briton, who had been staying with the man at the time, did not return to Goa for the trial this summer, potentially weakening the prosecution case.Even if a guilty verdict is handed down against Samson D’Souza, 30, and his fellow accused Placido Carvalho, 42, next Friday Scarlett’s mother Fiona MacKeown says her own feeling of guilt will never go away.For more than eight years she has been haunted by the memory of her daughter begging to attend the Valentine’s Day beach party alone.In the end she succumbed and allowed the teenager to go. A few hours later Scarlett was dead. I let her stay behind. But I did not murder her.Scarlett’s mother, Fiona MacKeown Scarlett Keeling’s body arrives at Mumbai domestic airport on the first leg of her journey home.Credit:Sameer Joshi It is no coincidence that in the years since the murder of the teenager, botched police investigation and seemingly futile fight for justice, the number of British tourists flying to the island has fallen by as much as 40 per cent.But Ms MacKeown also accuses the British government of being ‘completely gutless’ over her daughter’s death, for fear of upsetting trade relations with India.Contemplating her return to Goa she says it is a shame that such a beautiful part of India has become so riddled with crime and corrupt officials.But still she refuses to give up hope that one day she’ll see the verdict her daughter deserves.”I’m going to take it all the way,” she said. “What else can a mum do, losing a child at that age? I will get justice for Scarlett.” Scarlett’s mother, Fiona MacKeownCredit:Roy Rileylast_img read more

Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle

first_imgSensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park. Saturday 11 May 2019, 6:53 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Subscribe By Murray Kinsella In a game as tight as this, with Saracens’ power continuing to smother them, Leinster simply couldn’t find a way back from there.Leinster scorers:Tries: Tadhg FurlongConversions: Johnny Sexton [1 from 1]Penalties: Johnny Sexton [1 from 1]Saracens scorers:Tries: Sean Maitland, Billy VunipolaConversions: Owen Farrell [2 from 2]Penalties: Owen Farrell [2 from 2]LEINSTER: Rob Kearney; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Luke McGrath; Cian Healy (Jack McGrath ’62), Seán Cronin (James Tracy ’51), Tadhg Furlong (Michael Bent ’70); Devin Toner (Max Deegan ’74), James Ryan; Scott Fardy, Seán O’Brien (Rhys Ruddock ’62), Jack Conan.Replacements: Hugh O’Sullivan, Ross Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin.SARACENS: Alex Goode; Liam Williams, Alex Lozowski, Brad Barritt (captain), Sean Maitland; Owen Farrell, Ben Spencer (Richard Wigglesworth ’56); Mako Vunipola (Richard Barrington ’30), Jamie George, Titi Lamositele (Vincent Koch ’30); Will Skelton (Nick Isiekwe ’62), George Kruis; Maro Itoje (yellow card ’30), Jackson Wray, Billy Vunipola (Schalk Burger ’74).Replacements: Joe Gray, Nick Tompkins, David Strettle.Referee: Jerome Garces [FFR].Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Share17 Tweet Email Leinster 10Saracens 20Murray Kinsella reports from St James’ ParkTHIS MORE THAN lived up to the billing.Two of the all-time great European clubs went toe to toe and emptied themselves in front of a 51,930 crowd in Newcastle.This audience was treated to a stunning game of rugby as the sensational Saracens deservedly claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup, in the process denying Leinster the chance to secure a record fifth title as well as go back-to-back in this competition. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOMark McCall’s side were simply awesome as their stunning power and slick cohesion proved enough to overcome a strong Leinster effort that probably would have been enough to beat any other team in Europe.Leinster will have regrets, nonetheless, particularly a decision not to kick the ball out of play towards the end of the first half with regular time up, allowing Saracens to score a crucial try through Sean Maitland and level the game at 10-10 before the break.Leinster then made errors with two visits into the Sarries 22 just after half-time, failing to be ruthless in good positions.The outstanding Billy Vunipola – who was booed before the game and as he was replaced late on – bludgeoned his way over for the game-sealing try from a close-range scrum in the closing 15 minutes, the highlight of a sublime performance at number eight.He was ably supported by the likes of man mountain Will Skelton, Maro Itoje and George Kruis in helping Saracens come out on top of the collisions in a game where those moments of contact were jaw-droppingly massive.Owen Farrell slotted all four of his place-kicks and guided Saracens intelligently from out-half in a complete performance from McCall’s men, who defended sublimely too. Leo Cullen’s Leinster, who could manage only one try through Tadhg Furlong, will have to wait another year at least in their quest for a fifth European star. Source: Andrew Fosker/INPHOA sloppy offside penalty from Saracens off a lineout allowed Leinster to open the scoring early on, a focused Johnny Sexton slotting the three points but the English side were soon showing their awesome attacking cohesion. The error count prevented them from turning possession into scores, however, as Liam Williams knocked-on, Alex Goode fired a pass off Farrell’s head, then Goode dropped the ball – nearly allowing Jordan Larmour to score as he grubbered ahead, burned the Sarries trackback and just knocked-on as he looked to scoop the ball up and race clear.Brad Barritt’s no-arms clearout under the Leinster posts denied Saracens on their next visit into the 22, after the likes of Skelton, Itoje and the Vunipolas had bullied Leinster in the carry.Saracens’ defence looked dominant until a superb Rob Kearney linebreak inside Sean Maitland broke the game open, the Leinster fullback stopped just short of the tryline after scything through from 40 metres out. It proved to be a costly defensive set for Sarries, as they gave up three penalties in a row – resulting in Itoje going to the sin bin at the same time as the damaging loss of starting props Mako Vunipola and Titi Lamositele to injury.Leinster opted for a scrum with the penalty under the posts and took full advantage against the 14 men, with Jack Conan and Sean O’Brien carrying before Furlong burrowed over for a try on his 100th appearance for the province. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOWith Sexton converting for a 10-0 lead, Leinster suddenly seemed in control but it didn’t last for long in an absorbing first half.Sarries centre Alex Lozowski hammered Conan in the tackle before George Kruis did the same to Sexton, allowing sub tighthead Vincent Koch to win a turnover penalty that Farrell kicked.Leinster then made a costly error just before the break as they opted against kicking the ball off the pitch with time up, scrum-half Luke McGrath box kicking infield, where Kearney failed to roll away in a ruck and referee Jerome Garces gave Sarries the penalty.Farrell kicked up the left touchline and, restored to 15 players, the big carriers like Billy Vunipola, Itoje, Skelton and Jamie George battered at Leinster to bring them under the posts before the ball was flashed left, where Farrell beautifully swept it across his body under pressure from the onrushing Kearney to second Maitland over for the try.The England out-half then stroked over the conversion from wide on the left to leave the game poised at 10-10. center_img https://the42.ie/4630097 May 11th 2019, 6:53 PM 160 Comments 40,987 Views Short URL Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOSarries were sloppy again at the start of the second half, giving up two maul penalties to allow Leinster into their 22 but Furlong was stripped in the tackle by Kruis to release the pressure. But Cullen’s men came again as some sharp interplay between Sexton and Lowe brought them within range, only for Ringrose to carry when he had huge overlap to this right, before Healy ran through Kruis’ tackle in impressive fashion.Leinster created a second overlap on the left but Liam Williams prevented the try with a brilliant ball-and-all tackle on Jordan Larmour, bouncing back off the ground to earn a turnover penalty.Sarries then flooded forward at Leinster as Billy Vunipola made a bust from a lineout, only for Healy to jackal and win a breakdown penalty inside the Leinster 22 as the game continued to thrill.Leinster hooker Sean Cronin – a doubt for this game due to a calf injury – was called ashore as we entered the final 30 minutes, only for replacement James Tracy to throw crooked into the lineout with his first involvement. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOLeinster were reduced to 14 in the 59th minute as Fardy was binned after a TMO review had denied Sarries a second try.The passage began with Jackson Wray making a huge linebreak through O’Brien in midfield, before Vunipola, Skelton, Koch and Itoje’s carries left Saracens inches short. They came close to scoring off the base of the post but the TMO review was inconclusive.  Fardy was binned for being offside, however, and Farrell kicked the three points.Itoje’s heart was then briefly in his mouth as Garces reviewed some contact in the air on Kearney – bringing up the possibility of a second yellow for the blindside flanker – but the Frenchman opted for a penalty only.It gave Leinster another chance down in the Saracens 22 but Vunipola intercepted a Sexton pass and Sarries were able to clear downfield.Too powerful to simply know, McCall’s side threatened to burst through the door again in the 64th minute as replacement scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth’s pass allowed Lozowski to scamper down the left, Leinster just stemming the tide metres out from the tryline.Saracens got an attacking scrum with the ball unplayable, however, and they marched the seven-man Leinster pack backwards for a penalty, opting to scrum down again after Garces’ call.And Leinster could cling on no longer from the second scrum as number eight Vunipola picked and carried from five metres out and thundered through Rhys Ruddock – just on the pitch – Sexton, McGrath and Lowe to reach out and score a try Farrell converted.last_img read more

PDM launches manifesto The Change Document

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The PDM no longer has a blue print, they have shifted the title of their party manifesto to The Change Document and the 63 page full colour book is loaded with the work the party says it will do if elected to power on December 15.Party Leader, Sharlene Robinson with her deputy and national chairman beside and other candidates on the PDM ticket sitting in the audience today unveiled an impressive plan, being the first political organization in country to do so, to have an online version and making history as being the first with a free mobile application or app available at the Google Play Store.Magnetic Media and other media had but moments to take in the scope of the exhaustive Change Document, our organization asked how the party would prioritize and how the party would fund such ambitious concepts.The Party Leader replied that her ministers would be given their individual mandates to all work simultaneously but that Crime and determining how much money we actually have as a country are top priorities if elected by the people.The Change Document has as its theme: ‘Real Leadership, Real Plans, Real Change’.Copies were presented to all media houses present. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fandors Chris Kelly Takes CEO Spot Streamer Taps John Zamoiski as CMO

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Chris Kelly, chairman of and principal investor in Fandor, has assumed the CEO role at the indie-film streaming service, and the company announced that longtime advertising exec John Zamoiski has joined as its first chief marketing officer.The management changes come after the departure of Larry Aidem, who left Fandor last month after more than three years as CEO to join tech investment and consulting firm Reverb Advisors.Kelly, formerly Facebook’s first general counsel and chief privacy officer, invested in Fandor in 2011. He also is part owner of the Sacramento Kings and serves as non-executive chairman of MoviePass, the struggling movie-subscription venture owned by Helios & Matheson Analytics.In hiring Zamoiski, Kelly is stepping up efforts on marketing the Fandor service, which offers a selection of 4,000 independent films, international movies, documentaries and classic movies starting at $5.99 per month. Popular on Variety center_img “John brings an unmatched breadth of entertainment and communications marketing experience to Fandor,” Kelly said in a statement. “His connectivity and understanding of audience motivation gives us a new way to look at what Fandor can be.”Zamoiski most recently served as managing director of advertising agency Doner CX. During his career, he has founded three ad agencies, each of which have been acquired: Bottlerocket Marketing Group, Vertical Mix Marketing, and Vanguard Entertainment. He has worked with clients including brands like NBCUniversal Cable, Food Network, Verizon Fios, Comcast, A&E, HGTV, the Weather Channel, and Time Warner.Zamoiski commented, “As we evolve to becoming more member-centric, I look forward to shaping the next chapter of the company with robust new programs for members to share great content along with innovative opportunities for brand partners.”Along with Zamoiski’s appointment, San Francisco-based Fandor has hired a new director of marketing, Martina Rogers, who has previously worked at Audience Group, Hearst, WPP and Horizon Media.Pictured above: Chris Kelly (l.), John Zamoiskilast_img read more

6 Tips for Building Better iPad Presentations

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read The new iPad’s brilliantly clear Retina display and its travel-friendly size help make this third-generation tablet one of the most useful mobile sales tools on the market. The reason is simple: Presentations pop on the high-resolution screen.But most users only scratch the surface when it comes to an iPad’s capabilities for delivering dynamic business presentations. From creating the most effective content to finding the right apps and tools, here are six tips to help you make better iPad presentations:1. Play to the iPad’s strengths.Keep presentations simple. For text, images and other content, bigger is usually better for getting the message across on the iPad screen, which is slightly larger than nine and a half inches across diagonally.If you really need to have highly-detailed slides, consider passing the device around the room to let your clients have a closer look. That way, you can take advantage of things that make the iPad unique — such as its portability and screen proportions.Related: With a Dazzling Display, the New iPad Will Be Attractive for Many Business Owners2. Use a projector for larger groups.iPads can be handy for one-on-one demos, but try using a projector for larger groups. ViewSonic, Dell, Optoma and other companies make portable projectors that are compatible with tablets.At $349, the ViewSonic PJD5123, can be worth the price because it combines high picture quality with portability. Some users, however, might find it heavy at five pounds. If a lightweight device is an absolute priority then the Dell M110 — which weighs less than a pound — might be worth the higher cost (about $540).You can also wirelessly stream a presentation on your iPad to an HDTV using Apple TV and AirPlay. All you need is to connect the Apple TV device ($99) to the TV, have access to a WiFi connection and work with the AirPlay app on your iPad.3. Try a remote.Flipping through slides by hand can be distracting to an audience. But by turning your iPhone into a remote, you can move around and give touch-free presentations.For basic presentations using Keynote — Apple’s version of Microsoft PowerPoint — it’s possible to use the iPhone as a remote with Keynote Remote, which is available for 99 cents from the iTunes App Store. For more advanced presentations, 2Screens Presentation Expert ($4.99 plus $2.99 for the 2Screens Remote app) can be used with an iPhone remote for viewing slideshows, documents or taking on-screen notes. It also can turn the iPhone into an on-screen laser pointer.Related: 5 Tips on How to Present Like Steve Jobs4. Go beyond PowerPoint.Microsoft PowerPoint, once the de facto standard for business presentations, is no longer the only tool to use. Two alternatives are Web-based slideshow apps Prezi and SlideRocket. Both include HTML5 presentation players built specifically for the iPad, including such features as multi-touch gestures.SlideRocket specializes in HD video and animations, while Prezi uses a unique visual approach to present “mind maps” that show how ideas are related. There are free versions of each, but paid subscriptions — which include more features such as improved branding tools and extra online storage — start at $24 per month for SlideRocket and $59 per year for Prezi.If you’re still tied to using PowerPoint, you can access Microsoft Office content on the iPad using apps such as Quickoffice Pro ($19.99), which also doubles as a presentation and editing tool.5. Add interactivity with a live whiteboard.Make staid PDFs, documents and simple presentations more interactive by turning the iPad into an electronic whiteboard. Apps such as Air Sketch ($9.99) and Power Presenter ($1.99) let users put notes on documents, websites and slideshows. It’s a way to record brainstorming sessions or get audience feedback.For more stylish notations, try using an iPad stylus such as the Pogo Sketch Plus ($14.95) from Ten One Design.Related: Using an iPad to Boost Productivity (Video)6. Master on-the-go design with improvised graphics. Due to a tablet’s smaller screen and the inability to switch between applications quickly, some professionals might find crafting a presentation easier on a laptop or desktop. But the iPad does include tools for drawing improvised presentations.For making quick, clean flowcharts and other presentation graphics, consider apps such as TouchDraw ($8.99) or the more richly-featured OmniGraffle ($49.99) which offers diagramming, templates and freehand drawing tools to illustrate business processes. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 20, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Facebook AI introduces Aroma a new code recommendation tool for developers

first_imgFacebook AI team announced a new tool, called Aroma, last week. Aroma is a code-to-code search and recommendation tool that makes use of machine learning (ML) to simplify the process of gaining insights from big codebases. Aroma allows engineers to find common coding patterns easily by making a search query without any need to manually browse through code snippets. This, in turn, helps save time in their development workflow. So, in case a developer has written code but wants to see how others have implemented the same code, he can run the search query to find similar code in related projects. After the search query is run, results for codes are returned as code ‘recommendations’. Each code recommendation is built from a cluster of similar code snippets that are found in the repository. Aroma is a more advanced tool in comparison to the other traditional code search tools. For instance, Aroma performs the search on syntax trees. Instead of looking for string-level or token-level matches, Aroma can find instances that are syntactically similar to the query code. It can then further highlight the matching code by cutting down the unrelated syntax structures. Aroma is very fast and creates recommendations within seconds for large codebases. Moreover, Aroma’s core algorithm is language-agnostic and can be deployed across codebases in Hack, JavaScript, Python, and Java. How does Aroma work? Aroma follows a three-step process to make code recommendations, namely, Feature-based search, re-ranking and clustering, and intersecting. For feature-based search, Aroma indexes the code corpus as a sparse matrix. It parses each method in the corpus and then creates its parse tree. It further extracts a set of structural features from the parse tree of each method. These features capture information about variable usage, method calls, and control structures. Finally, a sparse vector is created for each method according to its features and then the top 1,000 method bodies whose dot products are highest are retrieved as the candidate set for the recommendation. Aroma In the case of re-ranking and clustering, Aroma first reranks the candidate methods by their similarity to the query code snippet. Since the sparse vectors contain only abstract information about what features are present, the dot product score is an underestimate of the actual similarity of a code snippet to the query. To eliminate that, Aroma applies ‘pruning’ on the method syntax trees. This helps to discard the irrelevant parts of a method body and helps retain all the parts best match the query snippet. This is how it reranks the candidate code snippets by their actual similarities to the query. Further ahead, Aroma runs an iterative clustering algorithm to find clusters of code snippets similar to each other and consist of extra statements useful for making code recommendations. In the case of intersecting, a code snippet is taken first as the “base” code and then ‘pruning’ is applied iteratively on it with respect to every other method in the cluster. The remaining code after the pruning process is the code which is common among all methods, making it a code recommendation. “We believe that programming should become a semiautomated task in which humans express higher-level ideas and detailed implementation is done by the computers themselves”, states Facebook AI team. For more information, check out the official Facebook AI blog. Read Next How to make machine learning based recommendations using Julia [Tutorial] Facebook AI open-sources PyTorch-BigGraph for faster embeddings in large graphs Facebook AI research and NYU school of medicine announces new open-source AI models and MRI datasetlast_img read more

ATE hailed as great success

first_imgFor the first time ever, the Australian Tourism Exchange was held in Cairns and it has been hailed as a big success by Tourism Australia and Tourism Queensland.Over 1800 international and domestic delegates have given positive feedback for the event in a survey that was provided after the event.A number of success factors were highlighted by the survey, however the main point of feedback surrounded the city of Cairns and how it exceeded the expectations of delegates.As it was the first time the city hosted the event it was not expected to be a huge success, the survey however clearly pointed out how well Cairns did.Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said bringing the event to Cairns portrays Australia’s versatility.“This year was the first time the event had ever been held in a regional destination in its 35 year history, and Cairns really rolled out the red carpet, the people of Cairns were all aware and interested in the event and delegates,” Mr O’Sullivan said.Jann Stuckey, Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events said the event in Cairns as the best Australian Tourism Exchange in its 35 year history.“The result is testament to the tourism industry and Cairns community who are to be congratulated for their extraordinary efforts in staging this important world-class event,” Ms Stuckey said.Source = ETB News: Lewis Wiseman http://www.touristmaker.com/australia/queensland/last_img read more

Etihad Airways the national airline of the United

first_imgEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched service to Chicago from its hub at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Flight EY151 from Abu Dhabi International Airport landed late this afternoon at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, where as it taxied to Terminal 5 the 286-seat wide-body aircraft branded in eye-catching Formula 1™ livery was welcomed by airport fire trucks and a “water arch” from their cannons. The Airbus A340-600 features the official F1 logo and checkered flag on the tail fin.The launch of the new service – Etihad’s third destination in North America after New York and Toronto – brings the number of international destinations served by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 55 in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, said: “We are delighted to start services to Chicago, our third major destination in North America. Chicago is set to become a key part of our global flight program with strong traffic expected to and from cities across our Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent network. Etihad’s fleet of new, fuel-efficient aircraft allows us to launch flights to ultra-long haul destinations, such as Chicago, while providing customers in all three cabins with the most luxurious in-flight experience on offer in the industry.”“On behalf of Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Department of Aviation, we are pleased to welcome Etihad Airways to O’Hare International Airport,” said Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. “Adding Abu Dhabi as a new city destination complements O’Hare’s robust international service offerings and further strengthens our airports’ key role in the global aviation system.”The Chicago flights, operating Wednesday-Friday-Sunday, depart Abu Dhabi at 1040 and arrive at O’Hare Terminal 5 at 1640 the same day. Return flight EY150 departs Chicago at 2030, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 1955 the next evening (local times). The service will increase to six per week (daily except Tuesday) from October 31 and to daily from the beginning of 2010.Chicago service will operate with an Airbus A340-500 configured to carry 240 passengers: 12 in Diamond First Class, 28 in Pearl Business and 200 in Coral Economy.In July, Etihad and American Airlines announced a wide-ranging code-share agreement. The Etihad ‘EY’ code can now be seen on selected domestic and international services operated by American, and the ‘AA’ code has been placed on Etihad services to North America and Europe.http://flights.etihad.comlast_img read more

Data watchdog dutybound to report audit boss over whistleblower

first_imgPrivate data commissioner Irini Loizidou Nicolaidou said Friday she was duty-bound to report the auditor-general’s failure to furnish her with information concerning a whistleblower, as she assured that sensitive data was safe with her.Nicolaidou and Odysseas Michaelides are at odds over his refusal to hand over the name of a whistleblower who provided him with information relating to a complaint she was looking into.In a fresh statement on Friday, following an exchange between the two independent state institutions the previous day, Nicolaidou said she was required by law to investigate every complaint lodged to her office by individuals claiming their personal data had been unlawfully handled.In the course of the probe, the commissioner is authorised to seek information from anyone and any department, which would contribute to the process.The audit service did not provide the assistance it was legally-bound to provide or at least information that would enable her to turn her investigation in a particular direction.The issue concerns Greece’s betting company Opap and the agreement it made with the state to be permitted to operate in Cyprus.Michaelides has repeatedly stated in the past that the state got a raw deal and as a result, he claims, the government is losing millions a year in potential additional taxes payable by the betting agency.During discussions in parliament early this year, the auditor said there were also suspicious financial data relating to monthly wire transfers made from a bank account held by Opap in Cyprus, to a person living abroad.Every month Opap would wire this person the same amount, €25,000. Police have the beneficiary’s name, age, and the bank to which the money was sent.During the course of scrutinising Opap’s revenue stream, Michaelides’ office was contacted by a whistleblower who provided the information about the wire transfers.But according to Opap, this type of information is confidential and thus must have been obtained illegally.Michaelides said he would never give up the whistleblower’s name and assured others that they were protected.Nicolaidou said it was inappropriate, to say the least, to dispute her actions “portraying an untrue image of whistleblower intimidation by the commissioner and misleading public opinion.”The commissioner added that any information collected in the course of an investigation was treated with confidentiality, adding that whistleblowing on corruption was not regulated in Cyprus.She said people should not be in any way encouraged to obtain by illegal means any information they planned to hand over to the auditor-general or any other department.“The end does not justify the means and everyone, irrespective of position, office, or capacity, are obliged to comply and observe law and order. Such actions encourage anarchy and disorder,” she said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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