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first_imgTraditional TV viewing among 18-24 year olds in the UK will fall by 10%-15% in 2018 and 2019 but the rate of decline may slow after this, according to new research by Deloitte.The UK media sector trends report mooted a ‘Great British switch off’ among younger viewers as demand for paid-for online media content continues to grow.However, live broadcast and events are tipped to continue to thrive in a digital world, generating £400 billion globally and £24bn in the UK in 2018. Globally, 98.5% of this revenue will be generated by what Deloitte termed “traditional forms of media”, including television, cinema, sports events, live music and theatre performances.“Many forces that distracted young people away from traditional TV, such as smartphones, social media and video piracy, have peaked,” said Paul Lee, head of research for technology, media and telecommunications at Deloitte“Digital distractions will remain, but their impact is unlikely to increase further. Nevertheless, broadcasters, distributors and advertisers have to react to changing consumer habits. To this end, measurement’s scope will need to expand to include reactions to viewing, as well as minutes viewed.”Deloitte said that by the end of 2018, half of adults in developed countries will have at least two online-only media subscriptions, paying for TV, music, news or video games services. It expects this to double to four by 2020.In 2018 it tips there to be 350 million digital-only subscribers globally and around 580 million subscriptions to services. In the UK Deloitte estimates there are about 26 million online-only subscriptions.“The growing adoption of digital-only subscriptions is a clear indication of consumers showing increasing willingness to pay for content online, rather than relying on ad-funded media only,” said Dan Ison, partner and head of media and entertainment at Deloitte.Worldwide, the report predicts that live TV and radio broadcasting will account for 72% live revenues in 2018, with broadcast TV revenue alone accounting for £265 billion through advertising and subscriptions.last_img read more

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first_imgVivendi is looking into convening a new Telecom Italia (TIM) shareholders meeting to “reorganise” the telco’s board of directors following its loss of control of the telco’s board to a slate supported by activist investor Elliott Advisors.Speaking to analysts after Vivendi posted its Q1 numbers, CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine, who was also TIM chairman before Elliott’s slate secured the support of shareholders, Vivendi was fully behind TIM CEO Amos Genish’s 2020 industrial plan, but that “the new governance is a concern to us”.De Puyfontaine said that “the risk of dismantling” and governance that did “not take into account the shareholders’ interest” had led Vivendi to look at its options, including convening a new shareholders meeting.Genish has made fulfillment of the TIM 2020 plan a condition of his staying on as CEO and has said he is confident of the support of the board.TIM’s Q1 results this were hit by a fine levied on the company for failing to properly notify the Italian government of Vivendi’s controlling interest, a fine that the telco is contesting.Separately De Puyfontaine said that Vivendi was looking at options for “a potential change in the shareholding structure” of Universal Music Group.Vivendi has previously raised the prospect of a potential listing for UMG, which saw its Q1 turnover grow by 4.5% to €1.22 billion.De Puyfontaine said that Vivendi was “completely agnostic” about the various options for UMG.He said that UMG was the “backbone” of Vivendi’s strategy and also that UMG would “remain a shareholder of Spotify because we there is potential for the future”.last_img read more

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first_imgSource: WWEWWE has recorded decline for its WWE Network SVOD, complemented by continually tumbling share prices and revenues.Global subscriber numbers for the Network dropped by 6% to approximately 1.69 million though the company said that this is in line with its guidance. The company predicts further decline to 1.53 million subscribers in the third quarter, representing a year-over-year decline of 8%. On a cautionary note, the company said that it does not not expect to achieve record subscribers for the full year.Decline in subscriber numbers is put down to “the timing of episodic series (i.e., fewer episodes delivered) for programmes, such as Total Bellas”.The company also used the opportunity to announce that it had started to transition the WWE Network to a new platform, promising “a better experience, a more intuitive interface, and enhanced search functionality”.There is also speculation that the company will introduce tiered pricing, the first time the pricing structure will have changed since its US$9.99 launch in 2014. This speculation has been added to due to the fact that the company has closed sign-ups to the Network, with a statement on the website reading: “WWE Network is being updated. As a result, the sign-up page for WWE Network is temporarily unavailable”. There is also a prompt to come back “tomorrow” (July 27).This is also alluded to in the earnings release, which says: “The new platform enables the introduction of new features and experiences over time, including the addition of free and premium tiers as well as the localisation of content in multiple languages”.Elsewhere in the company’s digital platforms, digital video views increased 17% to 9.0 billion; hours consumed increased 22% to 324 million hours across digital platforms; and social media followers increased 10% to over 1.02 billion.While the company is seeing growth on its digital platforms, its TV viewership is suffering badly. Average viewership of Raw, its flagship weekly show, was at 2.35 million, down 20% year over year. The company’s stock price has also fallen 31% since April’s record-high of US$99.43 (€88.17), with several key executives selling millions of dollars worth of stocks ahead of the Q2 earnings.It is possible that those latter figures were affected by a great amount of negative PR surrounding the WWE in the past few months. Variety, NPR and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have all recently run pieces heavily criticising the company, its business practices and CEO Vince McMahon.Speaking on the results, McMahon said: “During the quarter, we made progress on key strategic initiatives.“We completed content distribution agreements in key international markets, prepared for the next phase of our WWE Network service, and achieved steady improvement in engagement metrics. As indicated previously, we remain excited about the future, particularly with our debut on Fox in October.”last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet DERRY and Strabane Council are calling on 12-24 year olds throughout the City and District to join new groups tasked with developing exciting opportunities for young people during ‘Youth 19’.Following Council’s record breaking engagement with over 10,000 young people in 2016 as part of the #eyc19 campaign they are celebrating the fantastic contribution that young people aged 12-24 make to our community. ‘Youth 19’ will feature a range of activities and initiatives in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Engagement & Participation, and Skills & Career Pathways. Call out for young people to take part in exciting ‘Youth 19’ opportunitiesClaire LynchDerry and Strabane Councilyouth co-ordinatorYouth ZoneYoutrh 19 The Change Something Fund, an opportunity for young people to be trained and supported to make funding decisions about proposals submitted by people aged 13-24. Applications are currently open for young people who would like to change something within their community. The closing date for applications is 7th November at 5pm.#Disrupt – Council are working with 20 ‘Disruptors’ who can make change happen by working with us to solve a local problem facing young people. In return, we will support by developing participants’ critical analysis skills, giving free training in ‘Design Thinking’ and spending up to £10k on the preferred solution.Youth Street Art – This PEACE IV project aims to support young people to engage in active citizenship projects via street art. Project proposals are invited from young people, artists and arts organisations who will work together and with others to deliver a structured programme where, over 6 months of active work, young people will discover and explore street art mediums to be used in practice to express and share social messages.Golden Events – The Youth 19 Golden Events Fund is a one-off opportunity to apply for financial support from Council to run an event that will benefit 12-24 year olds during 2019. Grants are available from £1,000 to £8,000, and applicants will be asked to involve young people aged 12-24 in the design, preparation, planning or delivery of the event. Applications are now open, closing on 23rd November at 3pm.Youth Zone – This project will give young people aged 12-24 the opportunity to take the lead in consulting with their peers, research existing shared space and youth zone models and the chance to work with a consultant who will develop a feasibility study and business case.Youth 19 co-ordinator with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Claire Lynch said:“Youth19 is a fantastic year dedicated to young people throughout the City and District!“We’ve got an exciting programme of festivals and events, opportunities to get creative, learn new skills, have your voice heard and make important decisions about how funding is allocated. “I’d encourage as many 12-24 year olds as possible to take part in the exciting opportunities which are available for Youth 19 and to submit any ideas that they may have which will improve the lives of young people throughout the City and District.“Everyone can see the emerging programme and register their interest online at www.youth19.com“Indeed, I’m really looking forward to Youth 19 – and doing all I can to support our young people to take a leading role and Make.Change.Happen.”For further information on Youth 19 projects and activities email youth@derrystrabane.comCall out for young people to take part in exciting ‘Youth 19’ opportunities was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: It will be led by young people, for young people, and there will be a number of opportunities for them to get involved – no matter how much time or experience they have.For example, you could join the Marketing and Events Team and bring your creativity to projects that will make a real difference to young people like you; or get involved in the Youth Council; or find out more about issues that are important to young people.Among the various projects and initiatives on offer during Youth 19 are:A dedicated Youth Art Gallery at the Garden of Reflection for Youth 19 celebrating the creativity and achievements of young people in the District.last_img read more

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first_img Previous PostFayette and Raleigh County Men Plead Guilty in Drug Trafficking Ring Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Beginning Of Spring Season Snow Storm By Terell BaileyMar 21, 2018, 17:31 pm 434 0 Fayette County., WV (WOAY) – With the spring season in full effect, shouldn’t the weather lightening up just a bit? As the seasons changed the weather didn’t.Spring is a time where many think of flowers, rain and warmer weather. In March of 2017 the temperatures were actually in the fifties.Although the season just changed, the winter weather wasn’t quite finished yet.Several inches of snow fell thru the night but that didn’t stop the Dept. of Transportation workers from having roadways clear this morning.WVDOT employees add that this snow was easier to clear than previous storms because of one reason.John Dixon Fayette County Highway Administrator, “With the temperatures from the past few days being warm the asphalt has heated up and its held the temperature in and it doesn’t let it(snow) stick as good.”Not all areas were lucky as Raleigh and Fayette County, the snow storm caused several outages in Greenbrier and Nicholas County.Though students did receive an extra day out of school not everyone was excited about it.Nevaeh Gibson Crescent Elementary Student said, “It’s suppose to be super warm but I don’t really know why its snowing.”WVDOT adds that their designated snow and ice removal season ends March 31. Despite the quickly approaching date they will continue to salt and remove snow on roads until the season is fully complete. Mail Terell Bailey Bio Coming Soon Home NewsWatch Local News Beginning Of Spring Season Snow Storm Tumblr Google+center_img Pinterest Next PostSummersville Couple Arrested After Three Year Old Ingests Pills Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook UNION, WV (WOAY) – One man is in jail for sending naked pictures to a minor with intent to seduce.According to court documents, on Thursday, September 27th, 2018, at around 12:30 pm State Police received a complaint from a foster parent, that her 14-year-old daughter was receiving obscene material on her cellphone.Police had found that Christian Andres Pablo, 18, of Columbus, Ohio, sent pictures showing a mans genitals on separate occasions. Officers were able to identify him because of his right hand showing the tattoo between his thumb and index finger in a picture.Pablo is charged with distribution and display to minor of obscene matter and obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor.  He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a 10,000 dollar bond. Google+ Previous PostWWII Marine Identified, Buried In Oak Hill This Past Weekend Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com CrimeWatch NewsFeaturedNewsWatch Man Arrested In Monroe County For Sending Obscene Pictures To A 14-Year-Old By Tyler BarkerOct 29, 2018, 10:28 am 569 0 Twitter Tumblr Mail Pinterest Linkedin Next PostBeckley Man Charged with Arson After Setting Woman’s House On Fire Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Man Arrested In Monroe County For Sending Obscene Pictures To A 14-Year-Oldlast_img read more

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first_img Pinterest SportsSports News West Virginia Miners Host Kings on Fathers Day By Nolan KnightJun 16, 2019, 23:39 pm 141 0 The West Virginia Miners hosted The Champion City Kings on 6-16. The Kings won 10-2 Twitter Mail Home Sports News Sports West Virginia Miners Host Kings on Fathers Day Next PostRECALL: 246,000 Pounds Of El Monterey Breakfast Burritos Tumblr Facebook Previous PostUPDATE: Woman Accused Of False Abduction Report To Appear In Court Google+ Linkedin Nolan Knightlast_img read more

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first_img(Interviewed by Louis James, Casey Research) The government shutdown is over, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But there’s no reason to take a shutdown seriously in the first place, said famous resource speculator and libertarian freethinker Doug Casey in a recent interview—it was just a paid holiday for useless public employees anyway… L: Doug, the topic of the day is the government shutdown— Doug: If only it were true! L: [Laughs] Don’t hold back, Doug… Doug: Well, it’s Orwellian doublespeak to call it a “shutdown,” when all they do is furlough a few nonessential personnel and then hire many of them back again the next week—with pay for the time off. The so-called shutdown is nothing more than a paid holiday for many federal employees. It’s business as usual in Washington DC. They close the Washington Monument and actually go out of their way to prevent people from even seeing Mt. Rushmore from the highway. It’s strange that there still seem to be plenty of park police around to arrest you if you disregard the signs they posted saying everything is closed. If only there were more Americans like those WWII vets who wanted to visit the WWII Memorial. If they hadn’t been a bunch of old guys, some in wheelchairs, who can say there might not have been another incident like the one last week in which Miriam Carey was murdered by police in her car, even though her baby was in the car as well. Despite the fact that she had no gun, this act was applauded by congresspeople. Then there was the chap who self-immolated the next day in sight of the Capitol, and the story of ordinary, peaceful tourists being evicted by gun-toting squads in uniform from Yellowstone Park—these are strange days. I think we’ll see more of this, stemming from a strategy to inconvenience people as much as possible, generate anxiety, and make them believe that they need the government. L: Perhaps so, but not to get sidetracked, some government workers have been told to stay home and are not being paid. Won’t that save the US taxpayer a little money? Doug: No. Not at all. These people are all going to get back-pay when they return to their places of employment—I hesitate to say “work,” since what most of them do is unproductive or counterproductive activity, not work. The problem is that citizens who need their papers stamped, permissions granted, and so forth are forced to sit on their hands in the meantime. So the economic losses blamed on the shutdown are caused not by the fact the government employees aren’t at their desks—but by the fact they’re made artificially necessary in the first place. They’ll put them all back to work soon enough after their paid vacations. And then many will be able to collect overtime pay to catch up on the backlog. The backlog will be a good excuse to hire even more of them. I promise you that absolutely nothing will change because of this exercise in Kabuki theater. Don’t be fooled: while the rate of increase may be trimmed at times—with much fanfare about “cuts” that are nothing more than reduced increases—the overall trend is relentlessly upward. There is simply no political force in the United States to stop it. It’s like the Fed’s purchases of $85 billion of paper a month: if they stop, the chances are excellent it will bring the house of cards down. They’ve painted themselves into a corner. L: Fine. I see it the same way, but let’s go back to your first statement. If the government were truly shut down overnight, wouldn’t the resulting chaos give pause to even an anarchist like you? Doug: People said the same thing about ending slavery in the United States; freeing the slaves all at once would result overnight in a large fraction of the population with no education, no money, and no prospects being left to their own devices. It was said that this would lead to great calamity and bloodshed. But when the slaves were freed, they immediately got to work turning fallow land into prospering farms and building whole new towns from scratch. Another example is offered by the demustering of 10 million servicemen after WWII. Many people feared that would result in chaos—but just the opposite happened. Today, if all these government employees were permanently unemployed—fired—and their jobs abolished, it would be a huge plus for all concerned. Of course, there would be some unpleasantness if the US government disappeared overnight, but only from those who have come to depend on it. Americans who actually produce something would have cause for celebration. Let me re-emphasize something that many people forget: There is absolutely no needed or wanted service provided by the government that wouldn’t be provided—undoubtedly much better and cheaper—by entrepreneurs if the government disappeared. Further, we’d have vastly more goods and services if the state weren’t there to prevent their creation. The economy would go into a super boom after the distortions that have been cranked into the system over decades were eliminated. (Doug Casey is the master of radical solutions… so how does he think the US government’s debt problem should be solved? Click here to read the full interview—including Doug’s astonishing answer and his warnings of the economic turmoil you should prepare for.)last_img read more

first_img – “The true story of how I turned $2,000 into $10 million at my kitchen table” For the first time ever, multi-millionaire entrepreneur James Altucher is sharing a secret he’s never mentioned in any of his appearances on CNBC, MSNBC or Fox, which you could use to make $10,000s – no matter what your financial experience. Click here for the full details. — The deal of the year was just announced… Yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD) said it plans to buy rival SABMiller plc (SBMRY). AB InBev is the world’s largest brewing company. It owns many extremely popular beer brands, like Budweiser and Corona. SABMiller is the world’s second largest brewing company. It also owns extremely popular beer brands like Miller and Peroni. The blockbuster deal would create a gigantic company worth $275 billion. The Financial Times says it would be one of the six largest corporate takeovers ever. The deal would form the largest food and beverage company on the planet…and create one of the world’s most dominant companies in any industry. The Wall Street Journal explains: In the U.S., AB InBev and MillerCoors, SAB’s joint venture with Molson Coors Brewing Co., control 70% of the market by volume, according to Bernstein. Combining the two groups’ footprint in its current form would amount to roughly 30% of the world’s beer market, according to Euromonitor. •  It’s been a monster year for dealmaking… The value of global mergers and acquisition (M&A) has topped $3 trillion so far this year. In the United States alone, more than $1.5 trillion worth of deals have closed this year. That breaks the all-time record set in 1999…and we still have three months to go in 2015. Here’s a look at the big spike in M&A deals in the U.S. in the last two years: •  Switching gears, Casey readers know we recommend owning physical gold… Owning physical gold is the best way to protect yourself from the Federal Reserve’s reckless policies. We believe easy money policies like zero interest rates will eventually wreck the economy, stocks, and the U.S. dollar. Physical gold will hold its value no matter what happens in the economy. But E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, has found an interesting opportunity with a gold fund. Here’s E.B.: Central GoldTrust (GTU) is one of the largest gold trusts. A gold trust is a convenient way to own gold. They trade just like stocks, but have units instead of shares. One unit is supposed to represent an equivalent amount of gold. For instance, a $1,000 in investment in GTU should represent $1,000 worth of gold in the company’s vault. But that’s not the case with GTU right now. Its unit price is 5.6% below the value of its gold holdings. One of GTU’s top competitors thinks this is unacceptable… Our friend Eric Sprott of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS) has challenged the company to fix the problem…or to let GTU shareholders choose to merge with Sprott’s PHYS. PHYS is a gold trust similar to GTU…but with one big difference. PHYS will deliver physical gold to investors, while GTU won’t. That’s why units of PHYS are always worth the same as the underlying gold…while units of GTU are worth less than the underlying gold. This presents a potential opportunity to earn a 6% gain in minutes… Tomorrow (Friday) at 5:00pm, unit holders of GTU will vote on whether to keep the current arrangement or to merge with Sprott’s PHYS. If Central GoldTrust shareholders choose to merge with Sprott’s PHYS, the discount on GTU units will disappear. They will suddenly be 5.6% more valuable. E.B. Tucker routinely tells his readers about profitable opportunities like this in The Casey Report. Led by multi-millionaire speculator and New York Times best-selling author Doug Casey, The Casey Report is one of the world’s most respected investment advisories. Each month, Doug and E.B. share their top investment ideas and insights. You can access their recommendations, including a unique way to make money on the “digital revolution” in money, by signing up for a risk-free trial of The Casey Report. •  Our friend James Altucher just launched a new advisory… If you don’t know James, he’s a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and an extremely successful investor. James has a knack for making huge gains…like the 6,000% return he made on social media startup Buddy Media. James has spent the last two decades becoming friends with some of the greatest investors in the world. For example, James has a personal relationship with Peter Thiel, who made $600 million as the first investor in giant social media company Facebook. James also knows Mark Cuban, the billionaire who stars on the TV show Shark Tank. James is now sharing the investment opportunities he learns about through his “rolodex” with his readers. Because of his impressive network, James often hears about promising companies or big new trends years before the general public… And right now, he’s offering a risk-free six-month trial to his new advisory. Click here to learn more. Chart of the Day We mentioned earlier that the combination of InBev and SABMiller would create one of most dominant companies on the planet. The combined company would sell roughly one in every three beers sold worldwide. It would claim an even bigger slice of global beer profits… The chart shows the profit breakdown of the global beer market. If InBev and SABMiller merge, the combined company would earn 58% of worldwide beer profits… or $19 billion annually. •  Easy money is a big reason behind the record dealmaking… Regular readers know the Federal Reserve cut interest to effectively zero to stimulate the economy during the 2008 financial crisis. It has left rates at effectively zero ever since. Near zero rates make it extremely cheap to borrow money. And businesses have been borrowing records amounts of money to buy their competitors… The Financial Times explains: Debt issued to fund mergers and acquisitions has reached a record high, as companies look to take advantage of cheap financing ahead of a rise in U.S. interest rates. ….companies have raised $290bn of debt to buy competitors this year — almost triple the level in the same period in 2014. •  Here’s another unintended consequence of the Fed’s easy money policies… The value of U.S. auto loans has topped $1 trillion for the first time ever. Auto loans are booming because it’s incredibly cheap to borrow money to buy a car today. The average auto loan rate has dropped from 7.8% in 2007 to 4.3% today. Cheap credit has car sales exploding. The Wall Street Journal reports that passenger automobile sales are on track for their strongest year since 2001. •  Some point to rising auto sales as proof of an economic recovery… E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, disagrees. He says it’s just a symptom of extremely cheap credit: People no longer care about how much something cost. Their only question is: “What’s the monthly payment?” And because low rates mean lower monthly payments, people are buying cars they could never afford during “normal” times. They’re also stretching out loan terms as much out as they can. It’s all an illusion. This will end very badly. Even a modest jump in rates could trigger a wave of defaults. The data backs up E.B.’s take. The Wall Street Journal explains: While the size of individual auto loans has grown 15% in the past five years to $29,184, down payments have increased by 10% to $3,257, meaning debt accounts for a greater share of each purchase, according to Edmunds. The Wall Street Journal goes to explain how lenders are making riskier and riskier auto loans: Lending standards have loosened in recent years, enticing people with lower income and credit scores: 3.3% of households applying for auto loans this year were rejected by lenders, down from 10.3% in 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found. Recommended Links Doug Casey’s Big Warning To America From His Secluded 1,235 Acre Farm: “This is a very bad situation. The U.S. is digging itself in deeper and deeper.” Click here to learn more. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida September 17, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. 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The West Alabama Christmas Parade will have three

first_imgThe West Alabama Christmas Parade will have three grand marshals this year.They are:Rev. Frank Kennedy Sr. | Founder and pastor of Mount Pilgrim Baptist ChurchMark Weaver | Corporal with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department and volunteer with Easter Seals West AlabamaHardy McCollum | Probate judge and chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Commission since 1976The 43rd annual West Alabama Christmas Parade will be Dec. 3. We will have live coverage right here on WVUA 23.last_img

A singlevehicle crash Tuesday morning in Pickens

first_imgA single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Pickens County claimed the life of a man from Ethelsville.Tony Anthony Hood, 56, was killed when the vehicle he was driving left the road, struck a tree and overturned. Hood was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash happened on Pickens County Road 30, about 10 miles west of Reform.Alabam State Troopers are investigating the cause of the crash.last_img

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first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — The Calgary Flames used another comeback to get back into a playoff spot and make the New Jersey Devils’ postseason chances that much bleaker.Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35 seconds into the third period and the Flames beat the Devils 3-1 on Feb. 25 to move into a Western Conference wild-card spot.“These were points that we desperately needed,” Flames goalie Karri Ramo said after making 26 saves to help the Flames snap a three-game losing streak. “You could see that we were desperate enough to earn a win.”Calgary, which lost 1-0 at the New York Rangers on Feb. 24, moved one point ahead of idle Minnesota in the playoff race.Curtis Glencross scored late in the second period to tie it 1-1, and T.J. Brodie added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute for the Flames, who have 19 wins in games in which they have trailed (10 wins) or were tied (nine wins) after two periods.“Any time you get a goal in the last minute of a period, it gives you a huge momentum swing,” Glencross said. “We got that goal and got the momentum.”Monahan’s winner was set up in part when Devils defenseman Jon Merrill took a slashing penalty at the end of the second period.The Flames kept the puck in the Devils end, and Mark Giordano took a pass from fellow defenseman Dennis Wideman, skated to the dot in the right circle, and sent a cross-ice pass that Monahan redirected past Cory Schneider for his 21st goal.“They’re not a team you can sleep on,” said Schneider, who made 23 saves but gave up two Calgary goals in a 49-second span bridging the second and third periods. “I think they lead the league in comebacks and they showed again tonight they’re opportunistic.“We gave them an inch on both plays and they took advantage of it.”Mike Cammalleri scored his fifth goal in four games for the Devils, who had a season-high, four-game winning streak snapped. They remain eight points behind Boston in the race for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins play at New Jersey on Feb. 27 to close out the Devils’ six-game homestand.“Every game is more important than the next,” Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said.The Devils received a power play with 47 seconds left when Mikael Backlund was called for delay of game, but Brodie scored seven seconds later to ice the game.Ramo protected the lead the rest of the way, making power-play saves on Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas, and stopping Tuomo Ruutu on a 3-on-2 rush with less than nine minutes to go.The Flames, playing the second contest of a seven-game trip, got even 1-1 on Glencross’ ninth goal.Joe Colborne carried the puck into the Devils zone and sent a backhanded pass through the crease to a wide-open Glencross, who redirected the puck under the crossbar.“We have to keep winning games,” Glencross said. “The spot we’re in, we can’t afford to lose two games in a row.”Cammalleri had given the Devils a 1-0 lead with 2:57 left in the opening period. The former Flames forward picked up a loose puck at center ice, after a turnover by Brodie, and slid a pass to Jordin Tootoo.Tootoo carried the puck into the Flames end and dropped a pass back to Cammalleri, who beat a screened Ramo with a backhander between the pads.Cammalleri almost extended the lead late in the second period, hitting the post.Schneider, who shut out Arizona on Feb. 23 and Ramo, who played his second game in two nights, were outstanding in the first 40 minutes.Ramo had excellent saves on Steve Bernier and Tootoo in close on an early power play, and he made a stop on Scott Gomez’s drive from low in the right circle midway through the second period.Schneider stopped Jiri Hudler on a breakaway with 4:11 left in the first period, and he made a snapping glove save on Giordano’s slap shot on a power play.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

SANTORINI Greece – The preparations for the 3rd S

first_imgSANTORINI, Greece – The preparations for the 3rd Santorini Experience, which will take place on October 6th – 8th 2017, are finally coming to an end. Following the two, highly successful, previous years, Greece’s biggest tourist sporting event, is opening its gates to professional and amateur athletes, challenging them to try out their running and swimming skills.As before, the event’s beauty is largely based on the magnificent routes that the athletes will follow. The course that the runners will take will go through villages, such as Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia, with its breathtaking view of the Caldera. For those who choose to take part in the swimming event, the starting point of the race will be the volcano, and will end at the old port in Fira, thus giving the athletes the opportunity to swim through Santorini’s black waters.“Santorini Experience” is a collaboration between the Municipality of Thira of the Municipal Sports Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (D.A.P.P.O.S.) and Active Media Group.The Mayor of Thira, Mr. Anastasios Nikolaos Zorzos commented on the event: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the 3rd Santorini Experience, on our island! Another unique life experience filled with energy and volcanic aura. The event has been established, becoming a tradition, while the partaking of the locals, as well as the visitors, each year, proves this more than anything else.Elias Lefas @ Santorini ExperienceSantorini, which is a tourist destination throughout the year, offers alternative experiences and the Santorini Experience is no exception. We continue this effort, we support and participate actively, so that our island can continue being a tourist favorite”.Along the same lines were the comments made by President of D.A.P.P.O.S., Mr. Eleftherios Tzouros, stating: “We are waiting for you to visit us at the 3rd Santorini Experience, which will take place between 6th-8th October.A unique sporting event that has, from day one, with the participation of athletes from all over the world, shown us that it has the potential to become a global sporting event. The Santorini Experience is considered a tradition, but we choose to evolve it and it is of outmost importance that every year we try to improve the organizing, we include innovation and safety measures above all. We are waiting for you on October 6th-8th on our island”.In the following link you can watch the teaser video of Santorini Experience 2017: https://youtu.be/yw4GCjwv0IQTweetPinShare1717 Shareslast_img read more

OlejniczakLast updated on July 2nd 2019 at 0921

first_imgOlejniczakLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:21 amMilwaukee-based architectural engineering design consulting firm Harwood Engineering Constultants Inc. announced that it has promoted Tom Olejniczak to president of the firm.Olejniczak succeeds Conrad Ettmayer, who had been president of the firm since 2007.Olejniczak joined Harwood Engineering in 2005 and launched the firm’s civil engineering consulting services. He will continue in his role as the firm’s civil engineering leader and as president will also assume responsibility for the firm’s overall design vision, operations and strategic planning. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img

Last updated on July 19th 2019 at 1222 pmSponsor

first_imgLast updated on July 19th, 2019 at 12:22 pmSponsoredMueller QAAS is an employee benefits consulting firm focused on helping employers develop strategies to offer quality, affordable, and accessible benefits to their employees. Mueller QAAS is led by Jim Mueller, former President of Frank F. Haack and Associates and Zywave. While at Zywave, Jim dealt with domestic and international brokers and saw how these customers viewed the employee benefits world. This experience showed Jim that few brokers were embracing transparency and objectivity, even though it could produce better outcomes for their clients. Like a traditional insurance broker, mueller QAAS can connect employer groups with fully insured and self-funded solutions for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits. What makes mueller QAAS different is their commitment to providing advice that is free from any financial conflicts of interest. Mueller QAAS offers clients a transparent disclosure of compensation and does not accept override or bonus payments that encourage brokers to push certain products.With offices in Waukesha and Milwaukee, mueller QAAS serves dozens of high-profile clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. To learn more, visit www.myQAAS.com or call (262) 696-3680.N19W24400 Riverwood Dr.Suite 100Waukesha, WI 53188Contact: (262) 696-3680myQAAS.com Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Heres what else you need to know for today…

first_imgHere’s what else you need to know for today… Mirabella Pool Swim Meet Aug. 13 7:30PM Movie Musicals at Faneuil Hall: Mamma Mia. The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors can enjoy free movies with pre-show activities starting at 7:30 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk, see additional details here. Need to submit a post? Great, start here! North End Wildflowers: Notable News: 7:00PM North End Movie Nights: The Christmas Story. Movies will be shown on Wednesdays in July and August at The Gassy / DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street. Pizza will be served at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark. Rain location is the Nazzaro Center, see additional information here. 6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the North End Public Safety Meeting. Wednesday, July 31 There are a ton of feasts happening in the North End this summer. Here’s what each one is all about. On Tuesday, August 13, the BCYF Mirabella Pool will be hosting a swim meet for ages 4 – 16 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Pizza will be served following the event, continue reading. 6:30PM Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting. The Friends of Cutillo Park hold their monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Nazzaro Community Center, see additional information here. Plan your events with the Community Calendar: 6:00PM SAWARRI | Jazz in the Park 2019 – NEMPAC Summer Series. Stop by the Greenway for Jazz in the Park. Sawaari closes the series by bringing the most ancient and fascinating Indian, Arabic, and North African sounds to The Greenway, see additional details here. *Advertisement* Today is Tuesday, July 30 and if you’re in the mood for something sweet but are looking to stay within budget, be sure to check out Boston’s 5 favorite bakeries that won’t break the bank, read more on Hoodline. 5:00PM Summer Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Join the National Parks Service and Boston Harbor Now for live music, lawn games and more, see additional details here. Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar. Summer in the North End means one thing – feast season and, in the month of August, there’s one just about every weekend. Boston.com has pulled together a brief explainer of each feast and its religious tributes, read more here. From the Community: Saint Agrippina’s Feast. St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast opens at 7:00 pm on Thursday; 12pm-11pm Fri., Sat. & Sun. at Hanover and Battery Streets. 10:00AM ParkARTS Children’s Workshops. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park where children can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the Artists in Residence. Participation is free and all materials are provided, but children must be accompanied by an adult, see additional details here. 10:30AM Yoga-Lates by Age Strong Commission. Stop by the North End Park for Yoga-Lates, see additional information and a full lineup of Greenway fitness classes here. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured! Thursday, August 1 *Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution*last_img read more

Fifty percent of us live near the coast Why does

first_img“Fifty percent of us live near the coast. Why doesn’t our data?” asks the team of Project Natick, a prototype underwater data center built by Microsoft engineers.[Related: Microsoft Welcomes New Metro District Manager, Laura Clayton McDonnell]Project Natick is a complete data center that operates under the sea. It’s part of Microsoft’s quest to create cloud data center solutions that offer rapid provisioning, lower costs, high responsiveness, and are more environmentally sustainable.Data centers are the backbone of cloud computing. They contain all of the hardware and processing power–via groups of networked computers. They are traditionally very difficult to maintain and to cool. By exploring the possibility of operating underwater data centers, the hope is to offset some of the expense and challenges of managing data centers.The data center-under-the-sea is in the Pacific Ocean. It is a 38,000-pound container that measures 10 by 7 feet–minuscule when compared with the expanse of the ocean. The data center’s cylindrical shape is based on the form of submarines.Project Natick is not too far offshore, so it can hook into the area’s existing power grid. However, researchers are looking into the use of hydrokinetic energy from waves and tides for alternative power.There are also some unique problems that placing a data center underwater can solve. First, doing so can speed data transmission, say the researchers. Half of the world’s population lives within 120 miles from the sea, reducing latency caused by distance during data transmission.Second, the sea is a cold place. One of the biggest expenses in managing data centers is cooling. Having a data center underwater makes them less costly to operate and more energy efficient.The team built Project Natick in 90 days. It only took a day to deploy, install and power under water. This means there is the possibility of mass producing these underwater data centers in a quick turnaround time.Although a diver goes underwater once a month to check on the container, Project Natick is monitored on land. The team uses cameras and sensors to remotely record data including temperature, humidity, power usage, and even the speed of the currents.The team is also watching to see if the data center has any ill effects on aquatic life.“What was really interesting to me, what really surprised me, was to see how animal life was starting to inhabit the system,” says Christian Belady, general manager of data center strategy, planning and development at Microsoft. “No one really thought about that.”Norm  Whitaker, head of special projects for Microsoft Research NExT, found it “really edifying” to see the sea life crawling on the vessel, and how quickly it became part of the environment.“You think it might disrupt the ecosystem, but really, it’s just a tiny drop in an ocean of activity,” he says.Watch the video below of Project Natick. What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/video-microsoft-built-an-underwater-datacenter-and-its-mind-blowing/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/video-microsoft-built-an-underwater-datacenter-and-its-mind-blowing/last_img read more

By FFWPU Kazakhstan We continue with our educatio

first_imgBy FFWPU Kazakhstan: We continue with our educational clubs. On Thursdays and Sundays every week, we have Divine Principle lecture as especially young people are very enthusiastic about the content of True Parents teaching..Also we have the English club. Our Ambassador for Peace, Lamin Bangura, offers to us weekly free English lessons. His lessons are very creative and interesting.At Sunday services this month, our national leader conveyed information about his 21-day workshop in Korea. Our members could inherit a lot of good experience. Also, we attended a Jewish education program for families. It was very touching and we could see a lot of similarities.Our goal is to raise pioneers, although our country is only in the beginning now. One thing we know for sure is that the standard of our fulltime members should be still higher.This time we invested more in  going out three 3 times a week for witnessing and fundraising so that the pioneers could meet God on the frontline.Each member every day does whole day DP lecture training in order to connect better with God’s words, purify spiritual world, improve knowledge and lecture giving skills. Members follow example of Rev. Hyo Won Yu as he lectured under direction of True Father. They received deep realizations through this activity.last_img read more

By Dr Tyler Hendricks …we offer and declare the

first_imgBy Dr. Tyler Hendricks“…we offer and declare the age in which the ultimate realm of oneness between True Father and True Mother is perfected and consummated, and the age in which God is all-immanent, all-transcendent, all-powerful and all-capable.” July 1, 2010 If you have missed previous lectures, here they are:Thoughts on Sanctuary ChurchReflections on the stance of Sanctuary Church with regard to God, True Parents, and the Bible’s teachings regarding marriage and family. This will be followed by a series entitled “The Victorious Gospel of True Parents.”Victorious Gospel of True Parents 1This is to share the blessing of working on Father’s (and Mother’s) words recently, which has deepened my understanding of God’s work in the world. When Jesus left the earth, the Holy Spirit emerged; it was a new chapter. I hope this series of nine videos will ease us into this new chapter. I will post two per week, and then a final one to cap it off.Victorious Gospel of True Parents 2I will be posting this series of nine presentations on the Victorious Gospel of True Parents, one every Monday for seven more weeks, a total of nine. Then I will post one on Father’s words about his succession. Then we get serious about going a little bit viral.Victorious Gospel of True Parents 3This session covers Mother’s life 1960-68. Learning about this, I realized how strong she is. If she could endure what she went through in those years, she can endure anything.Victorious Gospel of True Parents 4True Mother needed to give birth to at least twelve children. Are there any sisters here who would like to step forward for that mission? And it was not “it would be great if you could,” or “I want you to do your best;” it was “this is your mission and you do it at the cost of your life.”Victorious Gospel of True Parents 5“In order to complete God’s providence of salvation, it is not one man, the Savior, the Messiah, or Lord of the Second Advent, who has to appear. It is the True Parents, a husband and wife who resemble God completely and who have completely realized His true love who have to appear.” Rev. Moon, Feb 6, 2003Victorious Gospel of True Parents 6True Parents did not call upon God to destroy Satan; they did not blame Lucifer for all the problems. They took responsibility because the Fall is ultimately Adam’s responsibility. So they loved Satan’s people, us, took on all our sins, and guided us on the way of restoration and empowered us to restore others, have good marriages and families, and more.Victorious Gospel of True Parents 7“God has had no partner. He needs a female object partner. She is His partner, and at the same time she is the Queen of the earth. She is the Queen of the tribes and Queen of the families. She stands as the Grandmother of all ancestors, the Mother of all humankind, the Wife of God and the Daughter of God. True Mother is such a woman, with the value of the original True Mother.” (Father Moon, 2002.12.09) To Be Continuedlast_img read more

By UPF Rita SalarisLichtenberg UPF Netherlands

first_imgBy UPF, Rita Salaris-Lichtenberg: UPF Netherlands together with WFWP Netherlands held a round table lunch meeting on the occasion of the UN Universal Children’s Day on November 21, 2015 at the NH Atlantic Hotel, The Hague. It was a beautiful setting with 4 round tables and a view of the North Sea with only a narrow stroke of beach in between. We had the dining-room exclusive for our group and there was a wonderful Steinway grand piano.This was the very first time we held a round table luncheon. We invited mainly Ambassadors for Peace. The theme was de Four Freedoms of President Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech – Freedom of Worship – Freedom from Want – Freedom from Fear. Every table had a Chair and a 2nd gen as Minutes Secretary. Our 2nd gens did a very good job in taking notes.Their names: Stephan van Winden, Sammi van der Stok, Anna Becker and Kyung van de Ven. Among the participants were Dr. Willem F. van Eekelen, Prof. Dr. Jaap de Zwaan, Mr. Hans Noot, Mr. Abdullah Haselhoef and Mr. Bart ten Broek.Hans Campman, chairman of FFWPU NL, welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with words about the theme. Rita Salaris-Lichtenberg (WFWP chair) read the Statement of Ban Ki-moon, SG of the UN. Lunch was actually a 3 course diner. The discussions started quite quickly after the entrée was served. Because every table had 6 people maximum everyone was able to share his or her insights on the theme. During the main course Hans Campman surprised everyone with a medley of music from Walt Disney films.The event started shortly after one o’clock and was finished around 15:45 hrs. The outcome of the discussions was impressive thanks to our 2nd gens, who reported so well.The surroundings in which the event was held and the possibility of expression, communication etc. made the event a joyful and happy one.last_img read more