Trudeau says his trade message is being heard in the US

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The pro-trade message Canada is touting in the United States will resonate with everyday Americans and their political class, even if the words get obscured by the breaking news of the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.Standing at the Griffith Observatory in the Los Angeles hills — a site made famous as a setting in multiple movies — Trudeau said his pitch to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from falling apart was well received.Behind Trudeau, a cloudy California sky obscured the city’s most famous message: the Hollywood Sign.Local coverage of the prime minister’s visit to California has focused on U.S. President Donald Trump’s talk and actions on immigration, a particularly acute issue in this “blue” state on the border with Mexico and home to the largest population of Canadians outside of Canada, some 150,000 people.And Trudeau’s talk Friday night at the Ronald Reagan library was overshadowed with international headlines about a crash between an SUV and a motorcycle officer in the prime minister’s motorcade. The California Highway Patrol officer broke his clavicle in the accident.Trudeau said Canadians needed to continually remind Americans about the bilateral relationship between the two countries, which can often be taken for granted.“The conversations I’ve had across this country over these past few days have been extremely positive,” the prime minister said on Saturday morning.“Maybe it’s not as breaking news as something else might be, but that emphasis that we are working together for the betterment of our citizens is a message that does continue and does resonate.”A weekend hike through Griffith Park marked the last public event for Trudeau on his four-day trip through the United States, where he hit communities that swung Democrat in the last presidential election to talk trade.He met with governors and mayors as part of an ongoing charm offensive to win over states and cities on the merits of trade to pressure the White House. Congressional lawmakers were supposed to be at Trudeau’s speech Friday night at the Reagan library in Simi Valley, outside Los Angeles, but a brief government shutdown forced them all to stay longer in Washington and miss the event.Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said the content and the timing of the speech were critical for Americans to hear through the white noise of other domestic issues.“We can talk about the fights, but we’re a family. Canada and Mexico are our two closest friends,” Garcetti said.“We really have a depth of relationship that isn’t just about one visit.”California sells some $25.4 billion in goods and services to Canada, and almost 1.2 million jobs in the state rely on trade, according to federal statistics.But it is also a forerunner for Canada in terms of legalizing marijuana, which came into effect at the start of the year. San Francisco has decided to provide amnesty for marijuana convictions going back decades in a move that other jurisdictions are following.The Liberals have been threatened with legal action if they don’t move faster on wiping clean simple possession convictions that have disproportionately affected black Canadians.Trudeau indicated his government was in no rush to deal with amnesty ahead of when the new legal cannabis regime takes effect.“Until we actually change the laws, the existing laws remain in place,” Trudeau said.“After we change the law, we will then look at steps forward on how we move on pardons and retroactive measures.”last_img read more

Be A Character In James Pattersons New Book And Help Charity

first_imgSixty-five-year-old crime and thriller author James Patterson has sold more novels than Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined by creating unforgettable characters like psychologist Alex Cross, NYPD detective Michael Bennett and homicide inspector Lindsey Boxer.Now, Patterson is teaming up with the National Kidney Foundation and global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com to auction the chance for one lucky bidder to have a character named after them, or someone they choose, in an upcoming book. Villain, hero or victim – the choice is Patterson’s, and the winner will have to read the book to find out!Bidding is open today through Monday, February 11th, at charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/334730. Closing just in time for Valentine’s Day, this Patterson-fan-dream-gift is valued at $15,000. Bidding is currently at $6,010.Patterson has written 107 books, sold more than 275 million copies and boasts 83 bestsellers, a Guinness World Record.Proceeds of the auction benefit the National Kidney Foundation, the leading health organization dedicated to fighting kidney disease. Currently, 73 million people in the United States are at risk for developing Chronic Kidney Disease, the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. NKF is dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk.last_img read more

Grieving mother believes daughters death at Caribbean resort suspicious

first_imgAshley BrandonAPTN NewsA Manitoba mother is still grieving the death of her daughter, who died on a Caribbean vacation three weeks ago.Holly Twoheart believes Danielle Twoheart’s death is suspicious.Danielle, 26, died in hospital after what hotel security claims was a fall from a three-story balcony at an all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort.The mother sat down with APTN News to describe what happened.The mother and daughter arrived at the resort on the evening of February 14 and decided to go out drinking, but got separated on the way to back to their room later that night.Holly says she asked security guards to help her back to her room because she was inebriated, and her daughter went ahead to use the washroom.  “That’s the last time I saw my daughter,” she says.Holly Twoheart is in mourning after her daughter died on vacation. (Ashley Brandson/APTN)Holly says she stayed up waiting for Danielle to return to the room, when around 3 a.m., there was a knock on the door and it was security, “They told me to come with them and that’s when they took me to the scene where my daughter was laying.”Danielle was lying in the grass outside below a set of balconies.  Twoheart recalls, “I was screaming, crying, I was hysterical.  I was like, ‘That’s my baby’ and I was crying, ‘No, no, no’.”Twoheart says she was told security was chasing Danielle to bring her back to the room, and that she jumped from the balcony, “She wouldn’t jump, why would she jump?  She has family at home and everything, she’s going to school, she wasn’t suicidal.”Danielle Twoheart allegedly jumped from this balcony at her Punta Cana hotel. (Photo Holly Twoheart)She says her daughter was taken to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries.In an email to APTN News, Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Richard Walker wrote: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who died in the Dominican Republic.  Consular officials are in contact with Dominican Republic authorities to gather additional information, and due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”The Twohearts are originally from Sagkeeng First Nation, located 100 kms northeast of Winnipeg.  Recently APTN confirmed 20 missing and murdered Indigenous women cases from this community, Danielle being one of them.Holly says she’s received support from the community, including Chief Derrick Henderson.Henderson tells APTN he’s writing a letter to Canadian consular officials to get more details.Danielle Twoheart died under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic. (Photo Holly Twoheart)“I’m not satisfied with ‘It’s an accident’.  I’m going to pursue it further. I’ve been in touch with the national and regional chiefs, I’m going to be requesting for something more than just, ‘Yeah, she fell off the balcony’.”Holly says she hopes this support will initiate a more thorough investigation into her daughter’s death.abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more

Main suspect in Kataragama temple shooting incident identified

A van used for the crime was later found by the Police. (Colombo Gazette) The Police had found weapons inside the house of the main suspect. Investigations are underway to locate the main suspect.The chief incumbent of the Kiriwehera temple in Kataragama and another monk were admitted to hospital after being shot at by unidentified gunmen yesterday. The main suspect in the Kataragama temple shooting incident has been identified, the Police said.According to the Police, the suspect, identified as Asela Lakshman Bandara, had been employed at a temple earlier.

Ambassador Jayatilleka meets US Ambassador to Russia

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Dayan Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call on his American counterpart, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., in Russia today.Huntsman is a prominent politician, diplomat and businessman, whose record of service includes terms as U.S. Ambassador to China and to Singapore, before he assumed his duties as Head of Mission in Moscow. The Ambassadors had a long and substantive discussion on Sri Lanka as well as current global developments involving US – China – Russia – India – Latin America. (Colombo Gazette)

Commending Yemenis on peace pact Ban urges partners to step up support

“If we continue to stand united and step up our support, I am confident that Yemen’s transition towards a more stable, democratic and prosperous future can succeed,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the Friends of Yemen Ministerial Meeting held at UN Headquarters on the margins of the General Assembly’s high-level debate.In the message, delivered by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Mr. Ban said that the Peace and National Partnership Agreement – brokered by UN Special Adviser Jamal Benomar and signed by all the key parties in Yemen – is a step in the right direction. “All sides now bear a solemn responsibility to implement this agreement in full and without delay, exercising maximum restraint, ceasing all violent acts, and enabling the legitimate authorities to fully exercise their national duties,” he stated. The Secretary-General also raised concerns about the millions of people who continue to rely on life-saving assistance.“I urge Member States to increase their support for life-saving and stabilization efforts that will make a tangible investment in the future of the Yemeni people,” he said, adding: “I count on the members of the Security Council, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Friends of Yemen to sharpen their focus on helping Yemen.”The Friends comprise nearly 40 organizations and countries that meet regularly to discuss the political, economic, security and humanitarian sectors in Yemen, which has been undergoing a democratic transition since early 2012.Yesterday, the UN Security Council welcomed the recent peace pact and called for its full and immediate implementation, an immediate end to all attacks and threats, and the rapid formation of a new government. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State lands graduate transfer Keyshawn Woods from Wake Forest

Two weeks ago, Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann said he expected his team to add “one or two” graduate transfers. Tuesday night, the Buckeyes landed one of the top graduate transfers on the market, bolstering a thin backcourt.Redshirt senior Keyshawn Woods, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound sweet-shooting guard who spent the past four seasons at Wake Forest announced on Twitter he will play his final collegiate basketball season at Ohio State. As a graduate transfer, he will be immediately eligible to play in the upcoming season.Despite coming off the bench in 23 of his 28 games last season, Woods was second on Wake Forest with 11.9 points per game and added 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25.7 minutes per game. His 15 games with at least 10 points were second-most off the bench in program history. Woods shot 43.9 percent from the field, hit 37.4 percent of his 3-pointers and made 84.5 of his free throws.Woods will presumably slide into the Buckeyes’ starting lineup alongside point guard C.J. Jackson, who will also be playing his final season of eligibility. Ohio State graduated Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich, two guards who played key roles in the team’s surprisingly successful season last year. The Buckeyes also lost forward Jae’Sean Tate to graduation and forward Keita Bates-Diop to the NBA draft. Both Tate and Bates-Diop played as de-facto guards in different lineups.The addition of Woods will lessen the reliance on Jackson as a ball-handler and takes pressure off incoming freshmen guards Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington, along with sophomore Musa Jallow, to step into major roles. Though Woods came off the bench last season, he started 22-of-33 games in the 2016-17 season, averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He is a career 42.5 percent shooter from beyond the 3-point arc. read more

Rafael Nadal Is Playing Mind Games With You

It’s a smart and subtle way to serve in the situation, and his success rate suggests that his opponent, potentially predisposed to Nadal’s T serve, does not see it coming.Granted, it’s also a bit of a “tell” for anyone lucky enough to find himself with a pair of break points against Nadal — those guys should look for the out wide serve. But more than that, it reveals a mental game-within-the-game orchestrated by Nadal.He turns balls hit to his backhand side into forehand winnersNadal’s forehand is his biggest weapon. Opponents try to dodge it at all costs, which means avoiding hitting the ball to the ad court as much as possible against the southpaw. A good way to understand the baseline is to divide it into four vertical zones — two in the deuce court and two in the ad court. In tennis, these zones are sometimes labeled A, B, C and D, with A being the out wide in the deuce court, all the way to the D zone, which is the out wide in the ad court.If you’re Nadal’s opponent and you’re trying to avoid his forehand, you would hit to zones A and B (the ad court). And that’s where he gets you.The King of Clay is also the King of Running Around His Backhand to Hit Forehand. He’s an expert at it. Indeed, he loves to run around his backhand to hit forehand so much that in some matches, he has hit about the same number of winners from what would be his natural backhand side of the court — zones A and B — than from his normal, left-handed forehand side of the court — zones C and D. Through five rounds at this year’s French Open, 54 percent of Nadal’s forehand winners (46/85) have been hit as run-around forehands from zones A and B, according to officially recorded statistics from Roland Garros.By comparison, consider the right-handed Djokovic, the number one player in the world. Through the first four rounds at Roland Garros this year, 42 percent of Djokovic’s forehand winners have been run-around forehands (14/33).Nadal is like a spider looking to snare a rally ball, and players would be ill-advised to hit toward Nadal’s backhand unless they can be sure he’ll only be able to use his backhand. At the same time, better not hit too far out wide or the errors will flow.Just when you think you know Nadal, think again. He will bend your mind more than he bends the ball. When you think of Rafael Nadal, you might think of a player who hits balls with hellacious topspin and grinds out points on clay. His RPMs and his sweat grab the glory. But the 11-time French Open champion uses a few insidious tricks that go beyond the obvious strokes and traditional tactics.All of Rafa’s ways and means traveled to Roland Garros in 2019 — the energy, the rituals, the patterns of play — it’s all been put to use in another run to the semifinals, this time at age 33. He’ll need every tactic at his disposal, the conspicuous and the cunning, as he takes on Roger Federer and potentially Novak Djokovic after that.Here are three examples of the subtle mental maneuvers that Nadal makes against his opponents.He makes them waitStrictly from a length-of-match standpoint, Nadal is one of the slowest tennis players of this era. And there are a host of things Nadal does to extend matches — and possibly distract and annoy his opponents in the process.The ultimate creature of habit, Nadal starts managing time with his first step on court. When the chair umpire prepares to toss the coin and the presence of both players is required in the middle of the court before the start of the match, Nadal is typically the second to arrive — after a delay of several seconds while he goes through his routines with water bottles.Once the match is underway, Nadal’s pre-point rituals have been fodder for everything from complaints to comedy routines. Even the typically chilled-out Roger Federer has been critical of the time that Nadal takes between points. By rule, players are limited to 25 seconds between points. Beginning this year at most events, the sport put in formal, visible shot clocks in an attempt to keep servers from abusing the rule.According to an analysis by Melbourne, Australia-based Data Driven Sports Analytics of more than 140 matches each for Nadal, Federer and Djokovic from 2008 through this year, Rafa averaged 26.1 seconds between points when serving — the longest of the so-called “Big 3.”1Djokovic averaged 25.2 seconds, while Federer averaged 18.6. Nadal’s average time between points is over the limit — and that’s just an average, which means that he regularly serves beyond the 25-second rule. Chair umpires can use their discretion in starting the clock, so, clearly, Nadal is getting some wiggle room.Nadal finds a way to play on Rafa time when he’s returning as well, going through a catalog of rituals and often turning his back on the server or lifting his racquet until he’s ready to receive.The overall effect is that Nadal asserts his own pace of play, which can be legitimately discomfiting for opponents.He conditions them like PavlovOne of the hardest things to do in professional tennis is return serves. Speeds regularly top 125 mph, and then there’s the spin. Professional tennis players also excel at “spot serving” — landing serves in precise locations. They most often hit close to the lines of the service box, placing the serve at angles to inflict the most damage. Those most-visited, go-to spots are either up the T, which is the middle of the court, or out wide, which is on the outer edge of the service box. Servers work hard to place their serves effectively on both the deuce side (serving from the right side to the servers’ left and returners’ right), when the game score is usually tied, and on the ad side, when one player is always ahead.Nadal has a curious modus operandi when serving on the deuce side. The effect is Pavlovian: It conditions his opponents for one thing and then kills them with another.Because Nadal is a left-handed server, the natural play for him in this situation is to serve up the T. The ATP Tour has collected serve placement data from 2011 to 2019 for Masters 1000 events, which are just beneath Grand Slams and the Tour Finals in terms of stature, ranking points and prize money. According to that data set, on clay, Nadal’s first serve has been up the T 56.4 percent of the time on the deuce side. His success rate for this location — meaning how often he wins the point — is a healthy 68.5 percent. Much less often — 27 percent of the time — Nadal takes his first serve out wide from the deuce court on clay. And in that spot, his success rate is eye-popping, 74.8 percent. In 2019 alone, it’s up to 79.2 percent.Why would Nadal use a serve that is statistically so successful for him so infrequently? It’s possible that the tactic is about mentally conditioning the returner, greasing the tracks as it were, and then flipping his pattern when he really needs it.Indeed, data from that same set of ATP Masters tournaments reveals this morsel about Nadal on clay: He habitually hits his first serve from the deuce court up the T on nearly all scores. The most notable exception: when he’s down 15-40. When Nadal faces two break points against him, his primary service pattern switches to his secondary, “money” spot — the out wide. At 15-40, he goes T only 39.7 percent of the time, and his primary pattern becomes out-wide, at 44.9 percent.How does the King of Clay perform with that deuce court, out-wide serve down two break points? Put simply, he crushes: 82.9 percent of the time he wins the point. read more

Push to let ministers challenge soft sentences for hate preachers

first_imgIt is imperative that inciting individuals to support terror organisations including so-called Islamic State is includedHarry Fletcher, Voice 4 Victims 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. Ministers have pledged to close a legal loophole which prevents them reviewing soft jail terms for hate preachers such as Anjem Choudary.There was outrage last week when Choudary was given a five-and-a-half-year term for inviting support for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).He was convicted at the Old Bailey after backing the group in an oath of allegiance published online.Under good behaviour rules, Choudary, 49, could be released after serving half of that term – just 33 months. Yet despite receiving scores of complaints about his sentence, ministers are powerless to do anything. Robert Buckland QC, the solicitor general who reviews soft jail terms with Jeremy Wright, the Attorney General, said: “It is a manifesto commitment to extend the unduly lenient sentence scheme so that a greater number of offences can be considered.”  The amendments are to be tabled in the House of Lords next month by Baroness Brinton, and will amend the 1988 Criminal Justice Act that lists the offences allowed to be reviewed. Peers also plan to table amendments to the Police and Crime Bill to bring about the change next month.Harry Fletcher, a spokesman for the Voice 4 Victims campaign, said: “The list of offences for appeal on the grounds of leniency is too short. It needs to be brought up to date.“It is imperative that inciting individuals to support terror organisations including so-called Islamic State is included.” Under the unduly lenient sentence scheme, members of the public can call for a sentence to be increased, allowing ministers to then review the sentence.However, the scheme is currently limited to violent and sexual offences.Choudary’s crime of supporting Isil, under Section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000, is therefore not covered.Last year’s Conservative Party election manifesto pledged to expand the scope of these unduly lenient sentences which ministers can review. It said: “To tackle those cases where judges get it wrong, we will extend the scope of the unduly lenient scheme, so a wider range of sentences can be challenged.”last_img read more

Barca revenge in Flensburg in clash with 70 goals

1FC Barcelona5410167:1389291 EHFFC Barcelona 5Alingsaas HK400493:1200-270 FC Barcelona showed high form on the place where revenge was the question of honour – Flensburg 37:33. Team of Xavi Pascual has a big motivation to show, once again, that the last six minutes of the last years EHF F4 semi-finals against Germans was just a short night mare which will never happen again. Lazarov (10), Karabatic and Co have control over the results in the biggest part of the match and deserved to win.Holger Glandorf scored 11 goals for Ljubo Vranjes’ squad.Situation about the two TOP teams in the group are, now, more certain, since Kolding won in Plock.STANDINGS: 3SG Flensburg-Handewitt5302147:141660 2KIF Kolding5410147:119928-1 6Besiktas Istanbul400488:1230-350 4Wisla Plock SSA5203137:1384-10 ← Previous Story Veszprem beat Vardar after crazy finish in Skopje Next Story → Tickets for Qatar 2015 on sale read more

Gardaí investigating alleged serious sexual assault in Cork

first_imgGardaí investigating alleged serious sexual assault in Cork The alleged incident happened last weekend. File photo Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire Share5 Tweet Email Aug 28th 2019, 4:48 PM https://jrnl.ie/4786325 Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 4:48 PM GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a serious sexual assault that allegedly happened in Cork last weekend.A female was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Saturday, 24 August, in the vicinity of Connolly Road/Vicars Road, Ballyphehane.Gardaí said they wish to make contact with anyone who was in the area between 4am and 7am last Saturday.They have asked anyone who noticed anything suspicious, or motorists who may have dashcam footage, to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 712, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Due to the nature of the investigation, gardaí said no further information is available at this time. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img 10 Comments By Órla Ryan 18,372 Views Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire Short URL File photolast_img read more

Amazon un nouveau Kindle WiFi à 130 euros

first_imgAmazon : un nouveau Kindle Wi-Fi, à 130 eurosAmazon.com vient de lancer deux nouvelles versions de sa liseuse Kindle, disponibles en pré-commande. La première est un modèle uniquement Wi-Fi, commercialisé au prix de 139 dollars, tandis que la seconde, vendue 189 dollars, est également dotée d’une connexion 3G.Les deux lecteurs de livres électroniques sont d’ores et déjà disponibles en pré-commande sur le site d’Amazon, mais il faudra patienter jusqu’au 27 août pour voir arriver les premières livraisons. À lire aussiiPhone 5 Sosh : la mise à jour d’iOS 6 résoudrait les problèmes de 3G La capacité de stockage du Kindle a été doublée par rapport aux précédents modèles. Quelque 3.500 livres peuvent désormais être téléchargés sur la liseuse dotée d’un écran de six pouces dont le contraste a été amélioré de 50%. Si la taille de l’écran n’a pas changé, le nouveau Kindle est plus compact de 21% et son poids a diminué de 17% pour passer à 240 grammes.La seule différence entre les deux nouveaux modèles lancés par Amazon réside dans leur connexion à Internet. Le premier, vendu 139 dollars, ne dispose que d’une connexion Wi-Fi, tandis que le second, commercialisé 189 dollars, dispose également d’une connexion 3G pour télécharger les quelque 630.000 ouvrages que propose la librairie en ligne d’Amazon.Si Amazon n’a jamais livré de chiffres sur les ventes du Kindle, le groupe a récemment affirmé que sa liseuse est le produit le plus vendu sur son site, et ce depuis deux ans. Le 29 juillet 2010 à 15:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Senators push for housing kids pays off

first_imgWashington Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray secured funding provisions in the $1.3 trillion spending package working its way through Congress. The bill was approved by the House on Thursday.Cantwell worked on a provision to increase the Low Income Housing Tax Credit by 12.5 percent.“This is the first increase in over a decade,” Cantwell, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Nearly $3 billion is a good start towards tackling the housing crisis in our cities and rural communities. The increase couldn’t come at a better time. This down payment will help us deal with the tremendous deficit we have in affordable housing.”The program gives state and local agencies the authority to issue tax credits for acquiring, rehabilitating and constructing affordable housing. Given the current affordable housing crisis, the tax credit is considered vital by low-income housing agencies.Nationwide, the housing shortage has grown to 7.2 million rental homes from 4.4 million in 2000, according to a study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In Washington, the shortage is growing faster than the national average. Median rents have increased 7.6 percent in the last 18 years compared with 5.1 percent nationally.“Sen. Cantwell’s legislation provision is a very welcome boost to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit,” said Kim Herman, executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, in a statement. “She is the most effective champion for affordable housing in Congress, and we are so grateful that she has continued to fight for Washington households who are struggling with housing costs.”last_img read more

Women can volunteer for national build week

first_imgVancouver – Women are invited to volunteer with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity as part of National Women Build Week, which starts today and goes through May 12. The week is intended to get volunteers around the country to “build up their communities and gain skills in home construction,” a news release from Habitat for Humanity said.On Wednesday, volunteers can work on McKibbin Commons, a 10-home subdivision at 1110 S.E. 77th St. in Vancouver that’s about halfway complete.Visit www.ehfh.org or email volunteer@ehfh.org for more information.This is the 11th year of National Women Build Week.last_img

Industry Notes Another Rodale Shakeup Native Compliance Still a Challenge

first_img Let’s be clear: Native advertising has the potential to be nothing short of a life preserver for digital publishers drowning in a swirling sea of ad blocking, growing skepticism among advertisers, and the realization that ad revenue relinquished to Facebook probably isn’t coming back. Concurrent with the content-side reorganization, Men’s Health publisher Ronan Gardiner has been promoted to chief advertising officer, a role in which he will assume responsibility for print and digital ad sales and marketing for all of the company’s brands, reporting directly to Maria Rodale. Men’s Health associate publisher Chris Peel has been tapped to fill Gardiner’s former role. New today: BNP Media’s Engineering News-Record, a century-old brand serving the global construction industry, needs an experienced, full-time New York-based sales rep to help grow its footprint in the Mid-Atlantic. Telecommuting a possibility. Former MensHealth.com editor Adam Campbell, who spent the past year running Rodale’s book and DVD business as VP/managing director of direct response products, has been promoted to chief content officer, responsible for print and digital content across the company’s entire brand portfolio. Presumably, the shift is aimed at fostering a sense of stabiliy at the Emmaus, PA-based health and wellness publisher following Lafavore’s 18-month tenure, his second with the company, which was puncuated by multiple rounds of layoffs and a string of high-profile departures, including president Scott Schulman and Men’s Health editor-in-chief Bill Phillips. By its very nature, effective native advertising values quality over quantity, and it increasingly separates the wheat from the chaff — advertisers and publishers alike who place brand trust and the consumer experience above reaching the maximum number of eyes possible. As editorial director, Lafavore had previously served as a layer of oversight between Maria Rodale and the brand editors he oversaw. Now, Strickland essentially takes on that role, but reports to Campbell, who oversees the company’s editorial content in addition to Rodale Books. See the full program and register here. One week after the sudden departure of Rodale’s editorial director, Mike Lafavore, chairman and CEO Maria Rodale has assembled her new executive team. See this listing and more at careers.foliomag.com. And so it is a bit perplexing that, according to a new study by ad sales consultant MediaRadar, 37 percent of digital publishers still do not comply with the FTC’s exhaustively promoted native advertising guidelines. Reporting to Campell will be Bicycling editor-in-chief Bill Strickland, who has been promoted to group editorial director. In turn, Strickland will manage the company’s various editors-in-chief — Matt Bean (Men’s Health), Amy Keller-Laird (Women’s Health), Barbara O’Dair (Prevention), David Willey (Runner’s World), Heidi Cho (VP of digital content) and, for the time being, Leah Flickinger, who has been named interim editor-in-chief of Bicycling in Strickland’s stead. 4 in 10 publishers are still misleading readers with native content. These aren’t stringent, myopic standards designed to stifle revenue. They essentially mandate what should already be a truism for any publisher: don’t deliberately mislead your readers. If a piece of content is paid for by an advertiser and not produced by an editorial staffer, it should be obvious. The hottest event of the spring is returning to Washington, D.C. No, not Donald and Melania’s 2017 Easter Egg Roll, but the Folio: Association Media Summit, March 28 at the National Press Club. We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers from the magazine groups within some of the largest and most influential associations and non-profits in the country, including AARP, SHRM, the NAACP, and ASAE. We’re excited to announce the two most recent additions to the program: Rajiv Mody, VP of social media for National Geographic, and Julie Dixon, the associate director of strategy and trends at Atlantic Media Strategies. Join us at the National Press Club! From the job board… If altruism isn’t justification enough, consider that the FTC can levy fines of up to $16,000 per violation, and while watchdogs — both government agencies and self-regulatory bodies — have typically gone after advertisers for campaigns considered beyond the pale, recent developments seem to herald a willingness to hold publishers responsible, as well. Maria Rodale puts her new team together.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Oct 24 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen Now Court ruling keeps bearded seals on Endangered Species ListAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAn appeals court today upheld a federal decision to list a species of ice seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.Alaska GOP accuses Joe Miller of campaign finance violationsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Alaska Republican Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Libertarian senate candidate Joe Miller. The GOP alleges Miller is misusing campaign dollars to inflate his real level of support.Absentee and early voting opens for general electionWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAbsentee and early in-person voting is now open in Alaska for the Nov. 8 general election. There are two locations open in Anchorage.Anti-incumbent mood could threaten Republican-led House majorityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauWhen voters head to the polls on Nov. 8, they’ll decide who’s going to represent them in the state House and Senate. That will trigger the backroom talks that determine who will form the majority caucuses – and the legislature’s future direction.Your U.S. senator is a chairman. What does that do for you? Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.In all, five candidates are on the ballot challenging U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. If one of them were to win, the victor would get her Senate seat, but not her chairmanship of the Energy Committee. So what does that matter to you?Central Council, state working to expand tribal court jurisdictionJennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauSoutheast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases.Three bears shot and killed in Sitka neighborhoodEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaWildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood last Thursday, Oct. 20. While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety.This year’s winter forecast for Interior Alaska: more cold snaps, near-normal snowfall likelyTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksResidents of the Interior will likely see more snow and a cold snap or two this winter.Homer Folk School teaches skills in carpentry, gardening and medicineShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerThe Homer Folk School recently opened its doors, offering a variety of hands-on classes in everything from beekeeping to kayak building.last_img read more

Android Onepowered Mi A3 launched at Rs 12999 Should you buy

first_imgXiaomi has officially launched the Mi A3 in India on Wednesday, bringing yet another Android One smartphone to the market following the success of Mi A2. The Mi A3 is a major overhaul over the predecessor, but it also addresses some key pain points of consumers with mobile devices these days.The Android One-powered Mi A3 gets the sweetness of stock Android with the promise to receive Android Q shortly after public rollout. The new handset is priced competitively, giving a tough competition to rivals such as Realme, which only recently launched its Realme 5 series in India.Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android One support isn’t the only USP, but it gets some noteworthy features such as a capable camera, powerful battery and a reliable chipset.Before we get to that, it’s worth noting that the Mi A3 is priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB+128GB configuration. The handset will be available starting August 23 via Mi.com, Amazon India, and Mi Home stores. The company also announced that will be available via offline stores soon. Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in IndiaMi Global HomeThe biggest question lingering in buyers’ minds is whether Mi A3 worth buying. To say the least, Xiaomi’s latest entrant is a valuable addition to the industry with well-thought-out pricing and specifications.Xiaomi Mi A3 features a 6.08-inch Super AMOLED display with HD+ resolution. The notched display with a glass sandwich design feels premium and Xiaomi has done its bit in making sure the Mi A3 is compact and suited for single-hand use in an age when smartphones are going bigger and bigger.Xiaomi Mi A3 comes in three colours, Kind of Grey, Not just Blue and More than White. The white colour is the showstopper and guarantees everyone’s attention. Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in IndiaMi Global HomeXiaomi Mi A3 continues to build on the Mi A2 strengths. The new smartphone gets a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 118-degree FOV and a 2MP depth sensor. Interestingly, the Mi A3 gets a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 not just on the display and the back cover, but also protects the rear camera. On the front, there’s a 32MP snapper for selfies.Under the hood, the Mi A3 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor paired with 4GB/6GB RAM and a 4,030mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C port. There’s also an in-display fingerprint scanner along with an AI face unlock for security. Finally, the handset gets a hybrid dual SIM card support and P2i splash-proof rating for added durability. Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:25Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:24?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

Book depicting Farhan as Milkha not part of Bengal school curriculum

first_imgKolkata: After filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a “glaring error” made in a West Bengal school book which depicted him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien on Monday said the book was not part of government schools’ curriculum. “Thanks Farhan. Ref the wrong pic of Milkha Singh. Checked with education minister of state. He tells me it isn’t a textbook for government schools. Nor is it published by government,” he said in a tweet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “Trying to track the private publishing company. They ought to correct the mistake in future editions,” the MP added. Farhan, who played the title role in the Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh’s biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, replied: “Appreciate your response. Tagged you since you take education very seriously.” On Sunday, Farhan had tweeted, “To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singhji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely”. Among his many achievements, Mikha Singh was the first Indian to clinch an individual athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1958.last_img read more

Colin Kyrie Irving is officially a flake

first_img Advertisement With LeBron out of the East, the Celtics have the inside track to dominate the conference for the foreseeable future, but recent reports say Kyrie Irving may be mulling over the possibility of leaving Boston when he hits free agency to join the Knicks.Colin has always supported player mobility and thinks Kyrie is an incredible talent, but he thought Irving forcing his way out of Cleveland, away from LeBron, was a mistake. LeBron helped transform Kyrie’s reputation from that of  an oft-injured scorer on a losing team to a top-tier star on a champion. In the end, Irving was more interested in getting credit than staying and winning more titles.Now Kyrie has the best coach in the NBA and a team that is set up to dominate the East, but he would reportedly trade more potential championships for the commercial stardom of playing in New York. Colin thinks Irving splitting from a second title contending team to move to the worst run organization in sports confirms he’s a flake. And the Earth is definitely round, that whole thing doesn’t help.“There are no better coaches than Brad Stevens. The Celtics have draft picks, depth… they’ve got everything. They have no egos, promising young stars and you want out of that?”@ColinCowherd reacts to rumors Kyrie Irving is looking at the Knicks pic.twitter.com/TIj1ndAJVd— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 5, 2018last_img read more

IATA top spot goes to Cathay Pacific CEO

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Cathay Pacific CEO, Tony Tyler, will replace Giovanni Bisignani as Director General next year. Mr Bisignani’s decision to retire came earlier this year amidst his bid to raise the profile of the IATA. Mr Tyler’s unanimous selection will be made official during an annual meeting of the Board of Governors in June 2011. Cathay Pacific released a statement declaring Mr Tyler’s final day as Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific to be 31 March next year. “Tony’s leadership of Cathay Pacific through challenging times prepares him well for the job. “His knowledge of Asia will help IATA take advantage of opportunities in the industry’s largest market,” said David Bronczek, Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.Mr Tyler’s duties as the Association’s head are scheduled to commence 1 July 2011.last_img read more