PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC DRAMA SERIES BELLEVUE STARRING ANNA PAQUIN

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Muse Distribution International and TMG’s world sales arm TM International are handling the series’ international distribution.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.About Muse Entertainment EnterprisesMuse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse Entertainment has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 international award nominations. Currently, Muse is producing The Kennedys: After Camelot, the 4-hour follow up to the award winning miniseries The Kennedys; the 2nd season of The Art of More series for Sony Pictures for whom it also produced two seasons of the sci-fi series Helix; as well as the France/Canada coproduced, animated, children’s series Helen’s Little School. Muse is also producing multiple mystery movies for Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries Channel as well as the documentary series Collision Course for Reelz Channel. Muse recently produced the 6-hour event television series Tut for Spike Channel, about the life of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamen. The company’s recent productions include four seasons of the supernatural series Being Human, the dramedy series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, the wartime dramatic series Bomb Girls, the dramatic series Pillars of the Earth, Ben Hur, Durham County, and several TV movies for Disney and Hallmark channels. Muse Entertainment maintains production and development operations in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.muse.caAbout Back Alley Film ProductionsBack Alley Film Productions Ltd has been producing entertaining and provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years. The company’s most recent project was WWII drama Bomb Girls starring Meg Tilly, which won Outstanding Drama at the 2013 Gracie Awards and 9 Canadian Screen Awards over the series’ run. Back Alley’s other series include Straight Up, Drop the Beat, Bliss, Bomb Girls and the critically acclaimed crime series Durham County, billed by the New York Times as “entirely addictive,” and recently named “Top Canadian Series of All Time,” by TV-Eh. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information visit www.backalleyfilms.caAbout TM InternationalTM International is the world sales arm of Tele München Group (TMG). The media group has been successfully operating in the entertainment market for more than 45 years and its activities include among others the production, acquisition and distribution of feature films, TV productions and classical music programmes. TM International distributes all productions in the theatrical and television segment, such as the latest feature film productions EMERALD GREEN and SAPPHIRE BLUE, based on the bestselling novels of the same name, an extensive Rosamunde Pilcher collection of sweeping female dramas such as VALENTINE’S KISS as well as an exciting feature film catalogue ranging from TERMINATOR, BASIC INSTINCT and RAMBO I-III to HARD RAIN, WONDER BOYS and PRIMARY COLORS. Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions have begun production in Montreal on the TV drama BELLEVUE, starring Academy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots, Margaret,Alias Grace), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, Rome) and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards, Big Love, Fargo). The new 8×60 series will premiere in winter 2017 on CBC.Thrilling and eerie, BELLEVUE is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder (Paquin), a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Leech stars as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle takes on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland.Commissioned by CBC, BELLEVUE is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. The series was created by Jane Maggs and Adrienne Mitchell, with Maggs serving as senior writer, executive producer and co-showrunner with Mitchell, who is pilot director and executive producer. Executive producers are Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue) and Jesse Prupas. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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Higher Education Reform The Benefits of Cost

Rabat – As more and more nations move to a post-industrial knowledge economy that is driven by information technology and professional service sector jobs, the need for post-secondary education that promotes portable and transferable skills will become critical.Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani recently reassured the Moroccan public that the government has no plans to abandon free education in public institutions. He described media reports to the contrary as “completely untrue.”The future for public higher education institutions in Morocco, on the other hand, likely includes inscription (enrollment) fees and other fees that may slightly resemble tuition. It is likely that family income will be a main determinant of just who pays how much. Any potential enrollment fees should be returned as investments in the higher education system – staff, learning resources, adjunct faculty from the business, arts and science communities. The public should welcome a new paradigm that creates obligations for the education system to serve students while also creating new expectations for students to better visualize their professional career in Moroccan society. Morocco’s services sector accounts for half of the kingdom’s annual GDP. Many of these service sector jobs, from information technology consultants to marketing professionals, will become an increasingly important component of the kingdom’s economy. In many nations, there is excitement for the professional service sector and its role in creating jobs. This year for the first time, Moroccan tech startups will participate in the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the premier consumer technology trade show held in Las Vegas and a showcase of small-firm innovation. Maghreb Arab Press reported in October that Morocco had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to establish an economic zone in Fez, primarily for professional or service sector initiatives.The traditional mission of training Morocco’s civil servants, teachers and lawyers is going to continue but as the economy diversifies the university as private sector employee incubator will become critically important. Beyond the change that is required to meet new demands from a dynamic economy, partnering enrollment fees with new investments in higher education will help Moroccan public universities become even more invaluable public resources. As a byproduct, enrollment fees/tuition can create buy-in, a heightened sense of connection and obligation by faculty and students alike. Incurring some debt is a tradition for most American college students. It often creates stress, but it prepares students for a dynamic US economy where career change – planned and unplanned – is increasingly common.In 2015, the Higher Council for Education Training and Scientific Research introduced a strategic vision roadmap that outlined the future for Moroccan schools. Equality in access, increased standards for education/teacher training curriculum, and increased support for vocational training were all main components of the new strategic vision. Admirable in that the plan sought to re-engage young people, particularly those from rural Morocco and those who are Amazigh in ancestry.Large American land-grant public universities faced similar challenges related to affordability, cost, workforce development and public duty in the wake of the Great Recession (2007-09). Beyond the unpopular practice of raising tuition and other programming fees, these institutions gradually expanded innovative programs that may also find meaning in Morocco. Citizens are more supportive of increases in enrollment fees, tuition hikes and other payments when they perceive that there are direct benefits for the student and their respective community. Some of the post-recession priorities of public higher education include:Public-private partnerships – The connections between academics and vocation (jobs) have been getting stronger in the US since the Great Recession (2007-09). Employers want and need college graduates with required skills, from literature majors who can write compelling and coherent content to landscape architects who are as comfortable with GIS software as they are in the field. Many journalism students in American universities do internships at local media outlets to gain experience and insight from working journalists. MBA students can participate in the management of market funds to better understand market investment and fund management. Real world experience. A 2016 PayScale survey of hiring managers in the US found 60% of the managers believe newly hired graduates within their organizations do not have sufficient critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Job skill competency and workforce development are high priorities for the Moroccan government, too.Inside-Outside classroom experience – From lawyers who lecture regularly in law schools to retired government officials who lead policy issue seminars for public policy students, interacting with practitioners from the non-academic world gives students a sense of how their studies relate to real-world situations. During graduate school, one of my professors was a retired US Foreign Service officer. His homework assignments required students to write three-page memorandums on a given issue, not a twenty-page research thesis. It introduced me to concepts like brevity and rapid decision-making.Community connections – How does the university serve the people and the community beyond turning out college graduates? That question faces every college and university in the US, particularly public institutions that require state government aid. Bringing academic knowledge into the community, town and duar is critically important to create a sense of value in the view of the general public as well as a sense of citizenship among young graduates. It’s not just about getting “that job.” Since higher education is free for a majority of young Moroccan college students, engaged citizenship should also be an expectation. Student-led and university-led field research exist across Morocco. Regularizing engagement efforts in diverse fields like land use, public health outreach and micro-enterprise development creates strong bonds between academia and regular citizens.The American model need not be seen as a default template. According to the College Board, the average total cost of one year at an American public university for an in-state student is $20,090 ($9,000 for tuition alone). Additionally, American students rely on college loans (government-funded and private loans). Though many students are eligible for academic scholarships and tuition discounts that reduce the final cost significantly, 44 million Americans held $1.3 trillion in student debt last year. But college is worth the costs: the average starting salary for new American college graduates is now $49,700. The high per capita income levels of college graduates help promote home ownership and a broad middle class.Morocco’s tradition of free university education is a noble endeavor, nurturing a modest middle class of administrative civil servants, teachers and community leaders. Importantly, it’s also a cornerstone of national pride and cohesion. Students from around the world come to study at Mohammad V University in Rabat and Cady Ayyad University in Marrakech. The diversity that exists in many Moroccan universities is one of great attributes of the kingdom’s higher education system. Those legacies can be maintained while acknowledging that there are drawbacks to nearly unlimited free higher education in an era where Morocco’s growing economy is increasingly tied to the economies of nations where private enterprise is the largest driver of job creation.The good news: an increasing number of the new jobs being created in Morocco, from IT to tourism management to automotive sector light manufacturing, require vocational education (1-2 years of post-lycee training, or less). New legislation that will provide several thousand dirhams in scholarship support to student trainees in the National Office for Vocational Training and Promotion (OFPPT) is the kind of critical support that students and families need. The current Al Akhawayn University strategic plan describes broad expectations for students that feature personal characteristics like “communication, collaboration, open-mindedness, proactivity, and professional curiosity.” Indeed, required skills for students and university administrators alike.Connecting higher education to workforce development is priority challenge for nations across the globe. Navigating the transition to a more competitive and fee-based higher education system will pay dividends in the future. Scholarships are wonderful and provide an opportunity that previously may not have existed. Equally important in the new economy is cost sharing, public-private partnerships and academic innovation. 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Students wrap up MusicNoon series for the semester

Over the past two months, professors and senior music students in Brock’s Department of Music performed on stage as part of the RBC Foundation Music@Noon Recital Series. Now, in the final three performances of the semester, first-year music students will have the chance to showcase their talents on stage, as well.The next concert in the series will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Cairns Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Vocal, guitar and piano students will perform.Brock’s instrumental students will then perform on Nov. 27 and piano students will follow with a recital on Dec. 4. Music@Noon will return in the new year with a performance on Jan. 8 featuring flutist Rebecca Hall and Brock Professor and pianist Karin Di Bella.Music@Noon is a free, one-hour recital series that takes place most Tuesdays at noon during the academic year. The Department of Music invites and encourages staff, faculty, students and the community to attend.For more information about the Music@Noon Recital Series, please visit the Music@Noon website. read more

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Prince George cheers on mum and dad in Cowes regatta but both

“They were really charming and excitable. They’re just the same as any other kids, that’s what’s nice: they want to have fun, be imaginative, play.”  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. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in good spirits on Thursday, one day earlier than planned The Duke’s team came joint third, picking up a bottle of champagne for charity Child Bereavement as his wife took her defeat in good spirits.The King’s Cup, a royal sailing tradition that dates back to George IV that has now been revived by the Cambridges, is intended to raise money for eight charities, with the Duke and Duchess joined by six celebrity ambassadors representing Centrepoint, the London Air Ambulance, Tusk, Action for Addiction, Place2Be and the Anna Freud Centre to race head-to-head. The Duchess of Cambridge is competing to raise money for the Royal Foundation The boat, along with six others, crossed the starting line too early and was supposed to go back, but instead carried on with the race regardless.As it crossed the finish line, the race commentator noted: “Duchess of Cambridge! Great job. Unfortunately disqualified.”The Duke’s team came joint third with the boat from Centrepoint. Tusk, represented by Bear Grylls, came in first, and the London Air Ambulance, captained by Dan Snow, in second.Prince George and Princess Charlotte, wearing nautical-themed blue outfits, were looked after by maternal grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton for the day, spending the morning at a local fair to take part in a tug’o’war, balloon and bubble making, and learning how to be a pirate.  The Duchess of Cambridge is competing to raise money for the Royal FoundationCredit:Chris Jackson Prince George watched from a boat as his parents lost their first race to Bear Grylls' team Princess Charlotte cheekily pokes her tongue out The Duke and Duchess stood together waiting to board their respective yachts The Duke and Duchess stood together waiting to board their respective yachtsCredit:Kelvin Bruce Their baby brother Prince Louis was also on the island, but was kept out of sight of the cameras while the two older children were taken on a boat to watch the race.Appearing at the prize-giving, where Princess Charlotte left her mother and grandmother laughing in mock-shock after poking her tongue out at the crowd, the two children saw their mother cheerfully pick up an enormous wooden spoon as a booby prize.  Prince George watched from a boat as his parents lost their first race to Bear Grylls’ teamCredit:Cover Images/John Rainford Earlier in the day, George and Charlotte joined in family fun on the island as part of the festival, where their team, nicknamed “The Scallywags”, won a tug of war during a session with entertainer Pirate Pete.“We’ve got a fine bunch of buccaneers on our hands,” Pirate Pete said afterwards.“Us pirates, we’re not used to hanging around royalty, we’re not usually best friends. But I’ve had a good day recruiting some new pirates.”Asked whether the royal children had a “natural aptitude for piracy”, he added: “Oh yes. They were trying to steal my weapons, and there were some good pirate faces being pulled.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in good spirits on Thursday, one day earlier than plannedCredit:Kelvin Bruce There was competition on the high seas, a comical prize-giving, and one very realistic pirate. In short: everything needed for a fun family day out.So when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to work to raise a million pounds for charity in their inaugural King’s Cup sailing race, it was just as well Prince George and Princess Charlotte were on hand to make it a day to remember.The royal children stole the show on the Isle of Wight as a gap-toothed Prince George sported a sailor’s hat to watch the Duke and Duchess do battle on the seas and, apparently, “ate his first ant”.The four-year-old Princess staged her own amusing mutiny on the balcony, encouraged to wave to the crowds above the prizegiving stage but choosing to stick her tongue out mischievously instead. If the famously competitive Duchess hoped to show them how mummy can beat daddy at sport, she was sadly mistaken, left with a giant wooden spoon as her team was disqualified. Princess Charlotte cheekily pokes her tongue outCredit:Samir Hussein/WireImage As the Duchess shook her head, compère Dan Snow said: “This is the first time the Duchess has ever finished last in anything, I can guarantee. So you’d better enjoy it because it will never happen again.”Accepting the winners’ trophy, Grylls spoke of the “incredible work” of Tusk and praised the Duke and Duchess’ “vision and inspiration” in setting up the event.In an unexpected aside, he added from the stage: “And also, Prince George: your first ant you ate today! And that is a great moment. Well done you. What a guy!” The Duke raced for Child Bereavement UK, while the Duchess competed for the Royal Foundation and its focus on early years development. While the Duchess is the more experienced sailor, having learned as a child, her crew finished last in the two-stage race after coming seventh in the first leg and being disqualified in the second. read more

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Lack of transparency openness in Lindo Creek CoI should be rectified

Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called for those responsible for overlooking the affairs of the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to take urgent steps to remedy the manner in which hearings are being held and the quality of the entire process.Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo was at the time raising concerns with the lack of transparency and openness surrounding the operations of the controversial Lindo Creek CoI.He noted that it could very well result in stories being concocted and falsified to accomplish a particular political outcome.“At least be a bit transparent so that we know it is not some concocted thing,” the Opposition Leader posited as he addressed media operatives. He went on to explain that he is at a loss as to what is really taking place at the CoI and during the in-camera hearings.Moreover, Jagdeo maintained that he believes the decision to have a CoI into the Lindo Creek Massacre out of all the others that occurred prior to it, was “ill-advised from the very beginning.”The CoI was also established to investigate and make findings of facts on all matters in relation to the killings of the eight miners in the Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice region in June 2008.In February, Chairman of the Inquiry, retired Justice Donald Trotman informed journalists and special invitees that the Commission was forced to adjourn the hearing because of the lack of witnesses and prerequisites.Since then, Commissioner Trotman and the Secretariat have been tight-lipped about both the numbers of witnesses that are expected to testify and the names of those who have already testified in camera. (Michael Younge) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLindo Creek CoI postponed as daughter of massacre victim loses consciousnessMarch 15, 2018In “latest news”Lindo creek CoI being held “in camera” – HarmonFebruary 22, 2018In “latest news”COP, DCOP appointments: President sends list of 5 to Opposition LeaderAugust 29, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Underground mining contractor AUMSG mobilises for Roxgold

first_imgRoxgold has mobilised its underground mining contractor, a subsidiary of African Underground Mining Services (AUMSG), to its Yaramoko gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The previously announced mining services contract entered into with AUMS has an initial term of four years and includes the provision of a mining fleet and skilled labour force.AUMSG will make an initial investment in Roxgold of $5 million by means of a non-brokered private placement. The private placement will consist of 8,979,286 Roxgold common shares at a price of C$0.70 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately C$6,286,000. Upon closing of the private placement, AUMS will hold approximately 3% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company on an undiluted basis.As previously announced, Roxgold will have the option to settle up to US$10 million in payments under the Mining Contract in the form of Roxgold common shares. The subscription price for each Payment Share will be based on a 5% discount to the volume weighted average price of Roxgold shares on the TSX Venture Exchange for the five trading days following the date of the particular invoice. The proceeds of the sale of the Subscription Shares and the value of services to be provided in exchange for the Payment Shares together represent approximately 50% of the anticipated pre-production underground development capital expenditures.“We are very pleased to welcome AUMSG as a shareholder of Roxgold”, commented Paul Criddle, Roxgold’s Chief Operating Officer. “The alignment of interests between Roxgold and a key contractor bodes well for the smooth operation of the Yaramoko gold project, development of which has been progressing very well.”AUMS is a joint venture between Ausdrill, a leading international mining services business, and Barminco, a specialist underground mining contractor. With industry leading safety and training systems along with extensive experience operating underground mines in West Africa, AUMS is uniquely qualified to assist in the development of the Yaramoko project.Roxgold is a gold exploration and development company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko project, located in the Houndé greenstone region of Burkina Faso. The company is currently advancing Yaramoko’s 55 Zone through construction and expects to commence production in the second quarter of 2016.last_img read more

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Employment in US companies in Ireland up 15 in five years

first_imgEMPLOYMENT IN US multinationals in Ireland has grown by almost 15 per cent in the past five years, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.Speaking at the American Chamber’s Annual President’s lunch this week, Peter Keegan, President of the Chamber, said that since the start of the financial crisis five years ago, employment in US multinationals in Ireland has grown by 115,000 people in 700 companies.Meanwhile, US investment has increased 25 per cent in last 5 years, bringing total investment in Ireland to over $188 billion.AchievementKeegan described this as “a stellar achievement given global economic conditions”. US multinationals stuck by Ireland and played their part in full. We are not here just for the good times we are ready and willing to play our role when the going gets tough. The strength and on-going success of Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland is playing a crucial role in Ireland’s economic recovery.Keegan said that in the competition for foreign investment, other countries are improving their tax competitiveness all the time and Ireland cannot be complacent. He said that the international tax debate has moved way beyond our headline rate and that the Government must not shy away from protecting our competitive tax regime.Keegan said that while “we should not underestimate the scale of the task ahead of us, there are tangible signs that Ireland should now be looking forward again with some degree of optimism”.“We’ve a long way to travel and we still face significant challenges in areas such as unemployment and our debt to GDP ratio. But real progress has been made, the long awaited restructuring of the promissory notes being the most recent example,” he said.Keegan commented:We need to restore our self-confidence to assert our national interest in Europe as we continue to negotiate a better debt deal. We are not the first country to make mistakes and we won’t be the last. But, if we continue along the current path, we may yet be the first country to emerge from the debt crisis.Read: Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement>last_img read more

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Work remotely It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep

first_imgWork remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study. http://jrnl.ie/3241088 13,031 Views Short URL Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 4:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/GaudiLab Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP WORKING OUTSIDE AN office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the UN said today.A new report from the United Nations International Labour Organisation studied the impacts of working remotely, with technological advances continuing to revolutionise conceptions of the workplace.Based on data taken from 15 countries, the ILO found that employees were more productive while outside of a conventional office but noted it also brought risks of “longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference”.The report drew distinctions between employees who regularly work at home, highly mobile people constantly working in different locations and those who split time between an office and another site.All three of those groups reported higher stress levels and more incidents of insomnia than those who always work at their employer’s premises.For example, 41% of highly mobile employees said they felt some degree of stress, a figure that was 25 p% cent for office workers.A full 42% of people who always work from home or from multiple locations reported suffering from insomnia, compared to 29% for people who work at their employer’s site.Overall, there were clear risks linked to “the encroachment of work into spaces and times normally reserved for personal life,” the report said.Finding the sweet spotBut co-author Jon Messenger encouraged employers to try letting staff work offsite part time.“Two to three days working from home seems to be that sweet spot,” he told reporters in Geneva.There is evidence that people need some face-to-face contact with colleagues, but there are times when physical isolation and autonomy offers the best scenario for successfully completing a task.In some contexts, notably including India, evidence suggested that employer’s were reluctant to let their staff work remotely because “it involves ceding an element of control” which makes “managers feel threatened”, Messenger said.ILO urged governments to develop policies for governing evolutions in workspace, calling attention to a new French labour code provision that enshrines “the right to be disconnected” and a growing practice among some companies to shut down servers to stop emails during designated rest times and holidays.The ILO report was co-authored by the Dublin-based research group Eurofound and incorporated data from 10 European Union countries, as well as Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan and the United States.- © AFP, 2017Read: How to get sh!t done working from home> Share3 Tweet Email4 Image: Shutterstock/GaudiLab 11 Comments Feb 15th 2017, 4:00 PM last_img read more

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Kris Boyd praises Steven Gerrards work

first_imgThe Kilmarnock striker will play his former club in the Betfred Cup on Sunday and has many good things to talk about The GersIn an article published by The Daily Record, Kilmarnock forward Kris Boyd only has good things to talk about Steven Gerrard.“They seem to have turned the corner,” said Boyd.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Under Steven Gerrard, they are a different animal to what they have been in the last couple of years. You can see there is a grit and determination, and organization there.”“They want to win games of football and they will go to any lengths to do it, which is really important,” he added.“Sometimes when you go into a new club you want to implement your new style but the one thing Steven Gerrard has done is see where Rangers were struggling last season defensively and he has organized that, which has allowed the team to build from there.”last_img read more

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Current and nearly all past country leaders will be in election race

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – Whenever general elections are called in the TCI, amazingly, nearly all who have served as a country leader and was directly elected to be the chief minister or premier say they will be in the race.Rufus Ewing, current Premier and leader of the PNP told us he is sprinting, not just running… Michael Misick announced his candidacy in the at large race as an independent last Wednesday declaring power to the people… on the PDM ticket, Derek Taylor is in again as a part of the Victorious Five, they call themselves … so is current finance minister Washington Misick, Mike’s big brother who served under the PNP in the 1990s… no longer for the South Caicos seat, Norman Saunders wants to go at large for the PNP and is in that primary race next Friday …  the new PDA but long time politician, Oswald Skippings is offering from his green political machine… and that makes six; six former leaders poised to contest in the 2016 General Elections… it will be an epic election as arguably, no country in the world has ever seen such an amazing thing.The only past leader, directly elected to be the chief or premier who is not running in the upcoming 2016 race is the Right Excellent JAGS McCartney, the country’s national hero, who is now deceased. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Police Gunman arrested after fatal shooting at North Miami Beach ATM

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police said they have arrested the gunman who fatally shot a man outside of a North Miami Beach ATM.Related: Man shot outside North Miami Beach ATM diesSurveillance cameras caught clear images of the man who shot and killed a 26-year-old victim withdrawing money from a Bank of America ATM, Wednesday night.After a 24-hour search, police said they have arrested the shooter, identified as 17-year-old Marcine Hill.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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The State of the Digital Edition Industry in 2011

first_imgWe’re only about a year into the tablet age but more than a decade of using digital editions. Today, with the rise of ever increasingly sophisticated mobile devices and apps, digital editions are poised to leap to the forefront of publishers’ revenue generation plans and serve as their flagship on devices such as the iPad.But are they able to deliver? Nxtbook Media recently wrapped its 2011 State of the Digital Edition survey, which looked at audience development and revenue growth, as well as where mobile fits in.The good news? Publishers on both the consumer and b-to-b sides are more satisfied with their digital editions than last year when Nxtbook first conducted the survey. However, there is some growing frustration as publishers continue with how to actually monetize digital editions.Satisfaction Up by 40 Percent The Rise of “Digitally-Optimized Magazines”Twenty-one percent of respondents say they already offer designed-for-digital optimized magazines (which offer multimedia and no zooming) while 23 percent say it’s very likely they will do so in the coming year.“Publishers are more bullish on optimized editions,” says Grimm. “Publishers say, ‘We’re tired of PDF, we want to do something special.’”However, the biggest obstacle to offering an optimized digital edition remains staffing and resources. Forty-six percent of respondents say their staff is stretched too thin “to create a different looking product.”“The first thing it aims to do is take away zooming by using larger font sizes,” says Grimm. “Once you do that you have optimized content, but not optimized ads. Truly optimized digital editions optimize ads as well. Generation 1 digital editions linked to video but optimized digital editions make video be part of the storytelling, not just because they’re cool but they’re there to tell story in richer and more elegant way.”Grimm says publishers can have optimized digital editions without an app. “UBM does all kinds of special editions and supplements with brands like EE Times and they’re concerned about it being optimized in in the browser,” he adds. “We have publishers who come to us and say, ‘we have a PDF, we want to make it a Nxtbook,’ and they pay less than $1,000. Others come to us for layout and design and the costs are comparable for what you’d pay for. Others say we have time and talent for a digital edition, but they need a style guide, which ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 for a one-time charge.”HTML 5: The Next Big ThingThe emergence of HTML 5 offers publishers the chance to offer a richer browser experience (and re-establish themselves as sellers of digital editions, rather than having to rely on iTunes or other third-party digital newsstands).“Some of the online newsstands have been successful but at the end of the day, the best person to sell your magazine is you,” says Grimm. “Publishers are now addressing HTML 5 so they can sell it themselves. The Financial Times is selling an optimized browser experience—that gives them the ability to bypass Apple and do it themselves. If you have an audience that loves what you’re doing, don’t make it harder for them to find you in something like the iTunes store. In three to five years, you’ll be doing it on your own, through your own websites.”Still, HMTL 5 remains a long-term solution. “Right now, the Internet world is app-driven,” says Grimm. “It’s a dynamic reader experience to download apps. In time, the Internet surfing experience will improve. Don’t overinvest in apps development now–eight years from now we’ll be saying, remember all those apps? Instead we’ll be having very cool browser experiences via HTML5.” Forty-nine percent of respondents said they are satisfied with their digital edition (12 percent are “quite satisfied” while 37 percent are “somewhat satisfied”), up 40 percent from 2010. “Publishers this year are more optimistic and they’re also more decisive than last year,” says Nxtbook marketing director Marcus Grimm.However, while publishers are realizing digital editions have great potential for growing audience, they aren’t sure how to do so. Sixty-four percent of respondents say they are confident there are many more readers out there but they don’t know how to reach them (up from 59.3 percent who said the same last year). “That speaks to the youth of our audiences,” says Grimm. “Publishers are trying lots of things; we know readers are out there, but we’re not cracking the code. The iTunes store brought us to a totally different place—every time we think we have this space figured out, it changes.”Just 21 percent of respondents said they know there are more digital magazine readers out there and they know how to reach them.Still, Grimm advises publishers should strive for 15 percent of their readership to come from digital editions at this stage. “If you can get to that, it’s a vibrant number,” he adds. “It’s a large enough number that your advertisers will care about.”Advertising SatisfactionPublishers are less satisfied with digital editions as an advertising tool than as an audience tool. Just 29 percent of publishers say they are very or somewhat dissatisfied with the advertising revenue of their digital editions, about the same as last year.However, the satisfaction gap between b-to-b publishers (Nxtbook’s main clientele) and consumer publishers shrank over the past year. “The iTunes store has helped b-to-b pubs a lot and specialty optimized magazines are helping with sponsorship,” says Grimm. “Advertisers are getting excited about new optimized magazines.”Still, just 12 percent of respondents say they have a firm handle on how to generate money with digital magazines. Sixty-one percent of respondents say their digital magazine can be a revenue generator but are unsure how to get to the next level.Perhaps most troubling, the number of respondents who say they’ve tried many ways to make money with digital editions and are fairly convinced they can’t nearly doubled from last year to 8 percent.“There are three rules of digital editions,” says Grimm. “You will have fewer visitors than on your website. People don’t go into it automatically, they look at it like print. However, when they go into a digital edition, they spend more time in it than on a website. Engagement time leads to clickthrough rates and websites typically have lower clickthrough rates than digital edition. You need to ask advertisers, do you want page views or do you want leads?”Advertising options are growing for digital editions. Nxtbook offers several positions in the digital interface, including a marquee position that is “left of cover.” “One publisher years ago said that was his boardwalk space,” says Grimm. “Publishers will share simple toolbar positions. Others say don’t change for ads at all but let’s put a video in there, we’ll upcharge for that. A lot of publishers say you have got an ad in the print magazine, if you want to link live in a digital edition, pay an upcharge. I’m not a fan of that but if you trying to find simple way to start digital conversation, you can start there.”Publisher APPtitudeStill, publishers are undaunted about the potential. Fifty-nine percent of respondents are “aggressively moving forward” with mobile devices, up 25 percent from last year.Meanwhile, 25 percent say they plan to move to these devices but feel no rush, 6 percent say they’re uncertain if their digital magazine needs to be on these devices and 5 percent say they’ve decided to not worry about these devices at this time (up from 3 percent last year).That’s actually a good sign for the industry, according to Grimm. “Publishers are now making decisions—two years ago, they were saying they weren’t sure what to do. Now some are saying we absolutely have to be moving in this direction.last_img read more

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Shimul Biswas put on fresh remand

first_imgShamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas. Photo: UNBA Dhaka court on Thursday put BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s special assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas on a five-day fresh remand in a case filed for vandalising a prison van and attack cops in the city.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate judge Sharafuddin Ansari passed the order after the investigation officer of the case filed a petition seeking a 10-day remand for him, reports UNB.Earlier on 9 February, Shimul was remanded for five days in another case filed under the Special Powers Act with Shahbagh police station.He was arrested on 30 January during demonstrations in the High Court Mazar gate area.last_img read more

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Scientists Find What Makes Our Bones Strong When We Exercise

first_img(Credit: Flamingo Images/Shutterstock)Exercise is good for us in a lot of ways. It helps cut the pounds, increases cardiovascular health, adds muscle mass and can boost our mood. What it also does, though, is help keep our bones strong.Studies have shown that regular exercise, especially involving weights, ups bone mass and maintains the health of our skeletal system. For us spring chickens, having strong bones might not sound all that critical, as our skeleton seems to get by just fine no matter what we do. But in the elderly, osteoporosis, the gradual weakening of bones, is a real threat, and it’s estimated to be responsible for around two million fractures annually in the U.S. Finding a way to make bones strong without exercise, which can be difficult for older individuals, could help cut that number substantially.Better BonesA group lead by researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute may have found a way to begin creating such a treatment. Working in mice, the scientists have found a hormone linked to exercise that helps regulate the process of bone growth. The hormone is called irisin, and it’s linked to a protein known as sclerostin, another mediator of skeletal health.Both irisin and sclerostin play a role in the regular turnover of bone cells. While most of our bone cells are quite long-lived, there’s still a regular background of death and regrowth among skeletal cells. Irisin and sclerostin both help signal our bodies to begin the process of breaking down old cells so new ones can form, and it’s something that’s kicked into a higher gear when we work out.While it may seem confusing that something involved in killing bone cells also keeps our bones strong, it’s important to remember that this process is part of a natural cycle of death and renewal. As bone cells are removed, it seems to signal our bodies to create new ones as well, and the end result is stronger, healthier bones.The researchers confirmed their results with tests in mice modified to lack irisin. As they report in Cell, these mice didn’t lose any bone mass when subjected to a model of osteoporosis, indicating that the researchers’ hunch was correct. Again, it’s counterintuitive, but the test proved that irisin is involved with the turnover of bone cells, which is a critical component of bone health. Paired with previous studies showing that mice treated with irisin have stronger bones, they say it’s evidence that the hormone is an important part of skeletal health.Additionally, irisin has been linked in other studies to fat regulation and brain activity as well, meaning that the hormone could prove beneficial in other ways as well.The researchers also found a receptor for irisin within bone cells, something that they say should help them to further explore exactly how the hormone works within our bodies. Better understanding how the irisin produced by exercise works to strengthen bones could help lead to treatments based on the hormone in the future.If so, we’ll finally be able to reap the benefits of exercise without the sweat and exertion. At least, when it comes to our bones, that is.last_img read more

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Defiant Greenpeace activists return from Russia

first_img Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-875-9940 ErrorOK Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility LONDON (AP) – Greenpeace activists released following an amnesty over their eye-catching protest in the Russian Arctic say they aren’t giving up the fight.As members of the 30-strong Greenpeace crew arrested for protesting outside an oil rig arrived home from Russia, messages of defiance poured forth in interviews and statements released by local branches of the environmental group.“Absurd theater,” was how Danish activist Anne Mie Roer Jensen described the roughly 100-day experience in Russia, promising more action to protect the far north from energy extraction. “The fight against the oil drilling in the Arctic has only just begun.” The crew members were detained in September and charged with piracy after some of them aboard the Arctic Sunrise boat attempted to scale an offshore drilling platform owned by Russia’s state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom.Those allegations were later downgraded to hooliganism before being dropped altogether following the passage of an amnesty law widely interpreted as an attempt by Moscow to temper foreign criticism of Russia’s human rights record before the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia, in February.Russian President Vladimir Putin has questioned the Greenpeace protesters intentions to protect the Arctic and alleged that they were trying to hurt Russia’s economic interests. He said earlier this month that he did not mind that charges against the team were dropped under the amnesty, but that he hoped that “this will not happen again.”Briton Anthony Perret, the first to be released, told the BBC the ordeal was “definitely worth it.”(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they had signed offensive lineman Kyle Quinn.The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Quinn signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after going undrafted this past April, but was released last month before training camp began.Proud to be a member of the Arizona Cardinals! Time to go to work!— Kyle Quinn (@KQuinn76) August 6, 2013 The former Arizona Wildcat started 22 games over his last two seasons in Tucson, and earned All-Pac-12 honors as a junior in 2011 and as a senior in 2012. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Quinn will join a group of offensive linemen that includes veteran centers Lyle Sendlein and Mike Gibson as well as fellow recent signee Deveric Gallington, who tweeted early Tuesday that he was also joining the team. – / 13last_img read more

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