Beggars ‘demonetise’ one rupee coin in UP

first_imgUnhappy with the small size of the one rupee coin, a group of beggars in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur has decided not to accept it anymore. Prime Minster Narendra Modi demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, now we demonetise the one rupee coin as it’s size is similar to 50 paise coin, Shukra Mani, a beggar said. The beggars have alleged that even the shopkeepers, rickshaw pullers do not accept these coins from them because of its smaller size.last_img

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Parents cannot interfere in lives of married couple: HC

first_imgNobody, including the parents of a man and woman, can interfere in the couple’s married life and their living together if the two individuals are of legal age, the Allahabad High Court has noted.The court passed the order on November 14 while considering a writ petition filed by a couple seeking direction to their parents and others to not interfere in their married life and also for protection of their lives and liberty.The couple expressed apprehension that one of their relatives could eliminate them for the honour of the man’s family and submitted that their lives were in danger.The court noted that both the petitioners are “major” and have “solemnised their marriage out of their own sweet and free will”.Making references to several judgments of the Supreme Court, Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker of the High Court said: “The Supreme Court, in a long line of decisions, has settled the law that where a boy and a girl are major and they are living of their free will, then nobody, including their parents, has authority to interfere with their living together.”Justice Thaker said “the petitioners are at liberty to live together and no person shall be permitted to interfere in their peaceful living”. In case any disturbance is caused in the peaceful living of the petitioners, they can approach the police and seek their protection, he added.Validity of marriageThe court, however, said it had not adjudicated upon the alleged marriage of the petitioners. The two submitted themselves as husband and wife. “This order in no way expresses opinion about the validity of their marriage and genuineness of their marriage certificate, if any,” the High Court said.last_img read more

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SINDHU-BRAND 2 LAST

first_imgHarish Bijoor, an expert in brand and business strategy,Harish Bijoor, an expert in brand and business strategy, said post Olympics, Sindhus brand value has gone up to Rs 2 crore which was fuelled by the cash awards given by various state governments.”Two or three things have happened post Olympics. One is the cash awards she got by various state governments. Now all these add to the dimension of brand value of Sindhu. Because the moment a state government gives you Rs 5 crore, it means that the brand value goes much higher,” Bijoor said.”There are people (government and organisations) may be looking at offering money to Sindhu which are substantially larger. So all of a sudden Sindhus brand value jumps to Rs 2 crore (post Olympics) from under Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh (per Olympics),” he said.Soon after her win in Olympics, Telangana government felicitated Sindhu with Rs 5 crore cash and a residential plot in Hyderabad. The Andhra government led by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu presented her a cash award worth Rs 3 crore.The AAP government in Delhi has also announced Rs 2 crore for the star badminton player, while public sector oil company BPCL has announced Rs 75 lakh cash. Various organisations have also announced different cash incentives to the player.Bijoor further said unlike other sporting events, the win in Olympics will remain fresh in peoples memory for more time and Sindhu will enjoy her brand image at the current levels till then. PTI GDK GK MKJlast_img read more

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Rahul Tripathi vows to produce ‘Supergiant’ effort in IPL 2017 final vs Mumbai Indians

first_imgMaharashtra batsman Rahul Tripathi’s “Supergiant” effort in the league stages guided Pune to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which he has described as a “dream experience”.Tripathi, who failed to get going in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians, after getting out for a duck, however, pledged to back his instincts in the IPL final in Hyderabad on Sunday.Tripathi’s story started with going for the trials held by IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai, where he slammed a few big shots and was drafted into a squad that had a new captain in Smith.In 13 matches, the right-handed opening batsman has compiled 388 runs with 17 sixes and 43 fours, besides single-handedly taking his team past Kolkata Knight Riders in a league stage game at the Eden Gardens, making 93 off 52 balls along the way.After a dismal domestic season, where he could manage just 185 for his state side, the 26-year-old left all that behind once he was picked by RPS.When IANS asked him about his experience with the Pune franchise, Tripathi had a prompt reply: “For me it is just a dream experience and I am extremely thrilled to play with and against world class players.””It’s been a pleasure to train and learn under the guidance of top notch players like Steve Smith and M.S. Dhoni. The journey till here has been exhilarating and I look forward to play with the same spirit in the final,” he added.advertisementPune had a dream run in the later stages of the IPL to be positioned at the second spot in the standings before beating Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier to reach the final.When asked how he had dealt with the loses which the team suffered in the early stages of the tournament, Tripathi said: “Even after being on the field for so many years, it is difficult to accept loss. But what is more important is to wake up and hit the field with the same enthusiasm.””My biggest motivation post a loss is to train and practice hard enough to erase the loss by winning the next match. Also, I strongly believe that sometimes losses prove to be a stepping stone to success,” he added.Commenting on his diet and fitness regime, Tripathi recommended ‘Too Yumm!’ wheat thins and fox nuts — the new products launched by RPS owners R.P. Sanjiv Goenka Group.”Eating healthy and exercising is the best way for an athlete to stay fit and perform at his/her best. It is important for a sportsperson to choose the right nutrients to build muscle and select the right food to help repair injuries. Protein and fibre are essential to include in a sportsperson’s diet,” he said.”In addition to wholesome meals, healthy snacking is also a great choice to ensure your body get the right amount of supplements throughout the day. ‘Too Yumm!’ is healthy alternatives that gives a boost and also the required energy to sustain long hours of hard work.”If you maintain a healthy diet and mostly importantly believe in yourself, you can conquer the game,” he signed off.last_img read more

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Indian cricketers to come forward for cancer charity event

first_imgKolkata, Oct 26 (PTI) A galaxy of sports stars including currnet India captain Virat Kohli and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar will help raise funds for the underprivileged children battling cancer, on November 18.The others expected to be a part of the event Bishan Singh Bedi, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Leander Paes and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.Titled Legends for Hope, the programme will be hosted by the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) and the proceeds of which will go for the treatment of the underprivileged children battling cancer at the Tata Medical Center here.Also gracing the occasion will be yesteryears former cricketers CD Gopinath and Madhav Apte, who played for India in the 1950s as the programme will mark CC & FCs 225 glorious years of cricket.As part of their support, the cricketers will also share personal stories and anecdotes that changed their lives and encourage the audience to come forward and donate.Talking about this unique celebration at CC&FC, former Indian cricketer Arun Lal, who is also the president of CC & FC said:”Its a matter of pride for us as we cherish the 225 years of our clubs glorious past.”Being a cancer survivor myself, I cannot thank Tata Medical Center enough for all the efforts they make towards providing care and treatment for cancer patients. At a personal level, it is a privilege for me to be a part of this awareness drive.”Legends for Hope will also witness a musical extravaganza with performances from the Shillong Choir and Humsufi band.advertisementMusic maestro Shantanu Moitra, known for his perfect amalgamation of classic and folk music, will present an exclusive musical score for the Tata Medical Center. PTI TAP KHS KHSlast_img read more

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Allardyce not interested in Scotland job

first_imgScotland Former England boss Allardyce rules himself out of Scotland running Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 17:02 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Sam Allardyce Getty Scotland England World Cup The former Three Lions manager does not have any interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan after their failure to qualify for the World Cup Former England manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Scotland job.Gordon Strachan left the position earlier this week, after the country failed to qualify for the World Cup.Belgium 12/1 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Scotland finished third in Group F in qualifying, behind Slovakia and England, and Strachan subsequently resigned, with controversial former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay set to take caretaker charge in his absence.Allardyce took charge of just one match as England manager, a 1-0 win over Slovakia, but he was sacked after a sting by a Sunday newspaper, and he has now confirmed that he won’t be taking another job at international level in the near future.”It’s very tempting but not at this moment in time,” Allardyce told BBC Radio 5 Live.”My parents are from Scotland and my sister and brother were both born in Scotland so my heritage is from there.Gordon Strachan“At this stage I’m enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment. David Moyes would probably be my choice for the Scotland job.”Allardyce is also unsure if he will ever return to management, having previously been linked with a return to Crystal Palace.”I don’t know. You’ve always got to have someone else to want you to get a job,” he added.”At this moment in time I would be very picky and choosy about any potential managerial jobs if I was to go back in, so that makes it very difficult.”You never know what might come up, but if it is something where I could bring a lot of success then I could be interested.”last_img read more

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Report: Basel 1 Man United 0

first_imgBasel 1 Manchester United 0: Late Lang goal leaves Mourinho’s men with work to do Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 05:43 11/23/17 mourinho-croped Getty Images Michael Lang scored a dramatic winner to give Basel a 1-0 victory over Manchester United, who passed up the chance to qualify. Manchester United passed up the opportunity to secure progression to the Champions League knockout phase, as Michael Lang’s late winner clinched a 1-0 victory for Basel and put the Swiss side in the driving seat to finish second behind their visitors in Group A.Jose Mourinho’s side needed only a point to win the group and looked as though they would cruise to victory during a first half in which they controlled, but Basel rallied brilliantly after the break and stole a deserved winner right at the end.United were absolutely dominant in the first half and created a host of fine opportunities. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But they were left frustrated, with Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo all going close – the latter pair denied by the frame of the goal.United’s frustration in front of goal showed no sign of subsiding after the break, as they struggled to craft chances against a Basel side who made a marked improvement and even hit the crossbar through Lang.The visitors appeared to have done enough to claim the point they needed to wrap up qualification, but Lang decisively struck in the 89th minute, moving them above CSKA Moscow due to a better head-to-head record, while United are left still needing a point against the Russian side to be absolutely sure of progression.FULL TIME! | BASEL BEAT MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0! YEEES!!!! #FCBMUFC #FCBasel1893 #UCL— FC Basel 1893 EN (@FC_Basel_en) November 22, 2017Basel’s dynamic front trio kept United’s defence – which included Rojo for the first time since April – busy during the early stages, but the visitors quickly got to grips and began to command proceedings.Their first chance came in the 11th minute and it should have been the opening goal, as Lukaku was played through on goal by a fine Paul Pogba pass and saw his effort saved by Tomas Vaclik.United went even closer a few moments later, with Manuel Akanji heading off the line after Fellaini had appeared to nod in from a corner.Fellaini saw another header go close in the 16th minute, diverting Daley Blind’s free-kick delivery agonisingly wide of the left-hand post.United were kept at arm’s length for the next 25 minutes, but then three chances came in quick succession.The first fell to Fellaini, as the Belgian’s header came back off the post, before Vaclik denied Anthony Martial after a brilliant run and then the crossbar kept Rojo’s deflected 35-yard effort out.HT: FC Basel 0 #MUFC 0. No goals yet in a first half dominated by the Reds, with Marcos Rojo striking the crossbar from long-range just before the half-time whistle. #UCL pic.twitter.com/HrCUkbkyQr— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2017Basel looked rather more purposeful at the start of the second period and Geoffrey Serey Die was not far off putting them ahead in the 51st minute, seeing a rasping effort fly just wide of Sergio Romero’s left-hand post.The lively Renato Steffen was causing Blind no end of problems and the winger almost scored a fine goal just after the hour mark, cutting in from the right and seeing a left-footed drive fly just past the far post.Mourinho responded by introducing Marcus Rashford almost straight away, but his impact was minimal, with Basel remaining on top and hitting the bar through a Lang header 23 minutes from the end.Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s introduction from the bench did little to inspire a United improvement and they were made to pay for their awful second-half decline late on.Raoul Petretta charged up the left flank and played a low ball across the face of goal for Lang to sweep home from close range, meaning United need to avoid defeat at home to CSKA in a match sandwiched between crucial Premier League clashes with Arsenal and Manchester City at the start of December. Key Opta stats:- Basel enjoyed only their second win in their last eight Champions League home games (D2 L4).- No English side has ever managed to keep a clean sheet on the road against Basel in European competition (14 such fixtures).- Manchester United have conceded in each of their last three games in all competitions, after keeping six clean sheets in the seven matches before that.- The Red Devils have failed to score in two of their last three games in all competitions, drawing a blank as many times as in their previous 22.- After mustering just one shot in the first half, Basel managed 12 after the break.- Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the first player to play for seven different clubs in the Champions League (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, PSG, Manchester United). read morelast_img read more

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Video American Actor Morgan Freeman Talks about Islam

Rabat – National Geographic’s “The Story of God,” a TV series looking into three major world religions, Morgan Freeman has recently begun its focus into Islam. Freeman, 79, says that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam share three main tenets: good thoughts, good deeds, and good words. In the second season’s first three episodes, Freeman will focus on the themes “The Chosen One,” “Heaven and Hell,” and the “Proof of God,” in which he investigates religious leaders and varying major beliefs.In a segment that aired earlier this June, Morgan Freeman visited the Islamic Center in Washington D.C. to speak with a scholar of the Islamic tradition and a calligraphist. Freeman enters the Mosque courtyard to examine the meaning of Qur’anic verses, and discusses the significance and beauty behind Qur’anic calligraphy. Freeman says, “For Muslims, the Qur’an is the holy revelation of God’s word. The very existence of the words of the Qur’an is proof of god. Drawing these words has become a high form of art – a way to invoke the presence of God and all who gaze at them. No matter which language they speak.”This National Geographic special may aid in the ongoing discussion between Muslim countries and the Western World, most notably regarding Islam-targeting stereotypes and Western fear that stems from them. read more

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Markets Right Now Stocks fall as market waits on Fed

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:45 a.m.Stocks are opening with modest losses on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest decision on interest rates.Investors are expecting a small cut to rates and will be watching for any clues about what the Fed does next.Bank stocks are falling after the yield on the 10-year Treasury dropped to 1.77% from 1.81%. Bank of America fell 0.7%.FedEx dropped 12.7% after the shipping company lowered its profit forecast for the rest of its fiscal year.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 57 points, or 0.2%, to 27,053.The S&P 500 is down 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,997. The Nasdaq dropped 22 points, or 0.3%, to 8,163.Oil is falling for a second straight day. U.S. oil is down 1.7% to $58.31 a barrel.The Associated Press read more

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UN electoral experts heading to Lebanon Security Council told in briefing on

The United Nations has been holding talks on assisting the Lebanese Government prepare for next month’s parliamentary elections and a team of electoral experts is due to arrive soon in Beirut, a top UN envoy told the Security Council today as he briefed on the situation following the pullout of Syrian troops from its smaller neighbour.“The 26th of April 2005 was undoubtedly a historic day for the Lebanese and the Syrian people, and for the Middle East,” Terje Roed-Larsen said, referring to the day the Government of Syria notified Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Council that it had repatriated its troops, military assets and intelligence apparatus after 30 years in Lebanon. “These are unquestionably momentous events.”His remarks came as he presented the first semi-annual report to the Council on the implementation of resolution 1559, which called for withdrawing all foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias, extending Government control over the whole country and holding free elections.Mr. Roed-Larsen, Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy for implementing resolution 1559, said the UN was awaiting the report of its withdrawal verification mission, which was sent with the agreement of the two governments and which arrived Tuesday in Lebanon.In addition to resolution 1559’s provision for withdrawal, Mr. Roed-Larsen said, the Secretary-General also has given a high priority to the text’s call for the full restoration of Lebanon’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence.As a visible sign of the sovereignty and political independence of a democracy, Lebanon now was going to hold “free and credible parliamentary elections” on 29 May and, to that end, the UN has been discussing providing Lebanon technical assistance, he noted.“UN electoral experts will arrive in Beirut early next week, with the full understanding of the Government of Lebanon,” Mr. Roed-Larsen said. “These advisers will seek to assist the Government in its preparations for such free and credible elections.”The United Nations was also having a constructive dialogue with the Government on Mr. Annan’s suggestion that invitations be extended to international observers to monitor the balloting.Discussions on disbanding and disarming Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias have started and the UN expects that the dialogue will intensify over the coming months, the envoy said. “We also expect the Government of Lebanon to extend its control over Lebanese territory vacated by Syrian forces,” he added.“It is our strong belief that full implementation of all requirements of the resolution would help enable the people of Lebanon and of the entire region to begin setting aside the enchaining and constraining vestiges of a captive past,” he said. read more

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UNAfrican Union official stresses need to protect displaced persons in North Darfur

The military commander of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, today stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Sudanese state of North Darfur, after recent violence in the area resulted in the deaths of four people and injured six others. During a meeting on Sunday with leaders from the Kassab camp for IDPs in the area of Kutum, UNAMID’s Force Commander, Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba, discussed various security concerns and reiterated the mission’s commitment to ensure the full protection of civilians in the camp. “As commander of the forces, I have requested that permanent forces are stationed in Kassab camp; they have instructions to protect and defend the civilians on the ground,” Lieutenant General Nyamvumba said. The recent violence and attacks on civilians in Kutum began in early August, with the shooting of the Alwaha district commissioner and his driver during a car-jacking by three unidentified armed men. The vehicle was recovered later that same day, in the vicinity of the Kassab camp. Since then, there have been a series of incidents involving looting and fighting between armed elements and Government forces, which has led to the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Kutum, as well as the Kassab IDP camp. UNAMID has responded by deploying a 24/7 protection force presence in affected IDP camps to protect civilians. Lieutenant General Nyamvumba urged community leaders to share information with the Mission to deter further violence, and pointed out that the Government of Sudan must ensure that there is no impunity for those responsible for the violence. “The Mission is not in a position to apprehend or arrest; we can only put pressure on the Government and ensure that is done,” he said. Deployed at the beginning of 2008, UNAMID is tasked with protecting civilians, promoting an inclusive peace process and helping ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance across Darfur, an arid region on Sudan’s western flank. Also on Monday, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, the President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, strongly condemned an attack on Sunday in which a Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed and another injured while protecting civilians in Nyala, South Darfur.“The President extends his deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of this heinous attack,” the statement read, adding that Mr. Al-Nasser reaffirmed his full support to the mission and its role in bringing stability to Darfur.Since the initial deployment of the mission on 31 December 2007, 38 peacekeepers have been killed as a result of hostile actions.In another statement, a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed the UN chief’s deep regret over the attack.“The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of the fallen and injured peacekeepers and to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson added in the statement. “The Secretary-General has urged the Government of Sudan and UNAMID to conduct a full investigation into this incident.” read more

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InjuryDepleted Lakers Beat Cavs With 8 Healthy Players Obscure

The Los Angeles Lakers were seemingly down to four players, but beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 119-108, with help from an obscure rule that kept Robert Sacre in Wednesday’s game after he picked up his sixth personal foul.The Lakers started with only eight players in uniform, lost Nick Young and Jordan Farmar and then Chris Kaman and Sacre. Were it not for the hardly used rule, the Lakers would have had just four eligible, healthy players. Strange but true.But referee Jason Phillips informed them that Sacre could stay on the court despite picking up his sixth foul on a drive by CJ Miles with 3:32 to play. The only remaining Lakers were already on the court—Wesley Johnson, Ryan Kelly, Steve Blake and Kendall Marshall —and a team cannot drop to four players if there are no other options.Sacre was allowed to keep playing, a technical foul was assessed for the infraction and Cleveland made the free throw. The Lakers were ahead at the time of the foul, 111-101.“That was the craziest game I’ve ever seen,”  Kaman, an 11-year veteran, said.Something like this hadn’t happened since Devean George picked up a sixth foul but was allowed to keep playing for Golden State in 2010 against Portland, according to STATS.Farmar’s return was out of the question after he left because of leg cramps with 9:39 to play.“The longer I played, the worse I felt,” he said after compiling 21 points and eight assists in his first game since Dec. 31.Said Sacre: “We had no idea what was going to happen.”Steve Nash was technically active for the game, but did not suit up because it was the second night of back-to-back contests. Someone fished him out of the locker room, though, and he appeared near the bench in his game jersey.Kaman laughed. He had untied his shoes and was reclining on the end of the bench after fouling out with 8:29 to play.“What are you going to do, Steve?” Kaman later recalled saying.Coach Mike D’Antoni said he did not want to play Nash, who will be 40 on Friday and played his first game Tuesday in almost three months.“That would be unfair to him,” D’Antoni said. “And Farmar could have just stood out there somewhere, but it wouldn’t have been the best thing.”All that and the Lakers ended a seven-game winning streak, handling the Cavs in Cleveland. They made 18 three-pointers, a team record for a regulation game, on 37 attempts. Blake finished with his second career triple-double (11 points, 10 rebounds, 15 assists) in only his second game back from a two-month layoff because of a torn elbow ligament.Kelly had a career-high 26 points but now the Lakers’ injury watch turns to Young, who hurt his knee in the second quarter after being fouled by Miles on a fastbreak attempt. read more

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Sharp rise in the number of deaths caused by air crashes last

Show more LOC refers to an unrecoverable deviation from an intended flight path, and can be caused by mechanical failure, human actions or environmental disturbances. Twelve of 2018’s fatal accidents involved passenger planes, while three related to cargo flights.However, the general trend is towards increasing passenger safety over the last two decades, with 2017 being the safest in history for commercial airlines as no passenger jet crashes were recorded.Harro Ranter, ASN Chief Executive , said: “If the accident rate had remained the same as 10 years ago, there would have been 39 fatal accidents last year.“At the accident rate of the year 2000, there would have been even 64 fatal accidents. This shows the enormous progress in terms of safety in the past two decades.” It went on to warn that ‘loss-of-control’ (LOC) accidents presented a major safety concern for the aviation industry, as these were responsible for at least 10 of the worst 25 accidents in the past five years. There has been a sharp rise in the number of deaths caused by air crashes last year, new figures have revealed.Airliner accidents killed 556 people last year compared with 44 in 2017, the Netherlands based Aviation Safety Network (ASN) reports.It means that 2018 was worse than the five-year average of 14 accidents and 480 fatalities.Last year’s worst civilian accident was in October when a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia, killing 189.An initial report suggested that technical problems had caused the Boeing 737 Max plane to crash into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta. 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. read more

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Katsalidis twin towers approved

first_imgThe Victorian government has given the nod to a vast $750 million two-tower project at 350 Queen Street, designed by Melbourne architectural practice Fender Katsalidis.A collaboration with Cox Architecture, the Queens Place development near the Queen Victoria Markets will comprise 1,600 apartments and 8,000 square metres of office and retail space.State planning minister Richard Wynne, who approved the plan on 12 March, said the project was “well-designed” and necessary to help meet Melbourne’s growing population.“This is quite unique for the central city of Melbourne and it speaks to the change in demographics,” he said. “No longer do we have couples or downsizers wanting to live in apartments in the CBD, we actually have families who want to live in apartments in the CBD and Docklands as well.”Queens Place will be about 30 metres shorter than the city’s current tallest building, the 297-metre Eureka Tower – Katsalidis’ most famous Melbourne landmark to date – and 50 metres less than the architect’s controversial Australia 108 tower (319 metres) which is already rising in Southbank and set for completion in 2020.Fender Katsalidis has also recently completed one of the skinniest skyscrapers in Australia, Phoenix on Flinders Street, which has the remarkable aspect ratio of 1:13 at 88 metres tall.While Katsalidis’ continuing impact on the Melbourne skyline is getting the most attention since the Queens Place approval, the architects say the public domain strategy which underpins the project is their primary concern.“Rather than treat the public space as the space left over from the development, the design team approached the task from the opposite direction, designing the public realm first, responding to existing conditions, through site connections and solar access and then placed the buildings around this space,” their architectural report reads.“The design process has given rise to a concept that enriches the ground plane with new connections and an enhanced public realm within the Queen Victoria Market Precinct.”Along with apartments, the towers will contain four swimming pools, saunas, spas and gyms, a home theatre, communal kitchens, karaoke rooms and a yoga studio. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Google Chrome intègre la traduction automatique

first_imgGoogle Chrome intègre la traduction automatiqueGoogle vient de publier la version bêta de son navigateur Chrome 4.1. Si de nombreuses fonctionnalités ont été ajoutées, la grande nouveauté de cette mouture est l’intégration de la traduction automatique des pages en langue étrangère.Un mois seulement après avoir livré la version finale de Chrome 4, le numéro 1 de la recherche sur Internet vient de lancer la version bêta de Chrome 4.1.Uniquement disponible pour le système d’exploitation Windows, cette nouvelle mouture propose un certain nombre de nouveautés liées notamment aux paramètres de confidentialité désormais gérables via une nouvelle section baptisée “paramètres du contenu” dans la boîte de dialogues “options avancées/confidentialité”. La nouvelle mouture de Chrome 4 permet également de  contrôler la conservation des cookies, le chargement des images, l’exécution du JavaScript, ou encore le blocage des pop-ups.Mais la véritable grande nouveauté délivrée par Chrome 4.1 est l’intégration de Google Translate qui offre aux internautes la possibilité de traduire une page écrite dans une langue étrangère en un simple clic. Ces traductions automatiques sont proposées dans cinquante-deux langues et devraient séduire toujours plus d’internautes alors que Google Chrome est déjà le troisième navigateur le plus utilisé, derrière Internet Explorer et Firefox.Le 3 mars 2010 à 15:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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LiPed une version chinoise de liPad à seulement 105 dollars

first_imgL’iPed : une version chinoise de l’iPad à seulement 105 dollarsChine – A peine exporté des États-Unis, l’iPad est déjà copié. Vendu en Chine, l’iPed ressemble trait pour trait à la tablette internet d’Apple mais coûte cinq fois moins cher. Cherchez l’erreur.Coïncidence troublante. C’est dans la ville de Shenzhen, berceau de l’iPad, qu’est fabriqué l’iPed, son concurrent chinois. Une tablette qui ressemble à s’y méprendre au produit star d’Apple, et qui ne peut que faire penser au mot “contrefaçon”. Des différences existent pourtant : en y regardant de plus près, on s’aperçoit que l’iPed est animée par Android, qu’elle possède une capacité de RAM plutôt faible avec 128 Mo et un processeur Intel. Des caractéristiques générales plus faibles que l’iPad donc, pour un appareil uniquement en vente dans cette région, en l’occurrence l’une des plus technologiques de Chine. Le prix de l’appareil est estimé à 105 dollars, quand la tablette d’Apple est disponible à partir de 499 dollars. Un détail qui pourrait faire la différence, si cette copie (presque) conforme quitte le territoire chinois.  Le 31 mai 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Des orangsoutans jouent avec liPad aux EtatsUnis

first_imgDes orangs-outans jouent avec l’iPad aux Etats-UnisLes orangs-outans du zoo de Milwaukee, dans le Wisconsin, sont à la pointe de la technologie. Ils apprennent à utiliser l’iPad, et bientôt, la tablette leur permettra de rencontrer des congénères vivant dans d’autres zoos, via Internet !Une étonnante expérience est menée dans plusieurs zoos américains. Des iPad ont été mis à disposition d’orangs-outans, qui savent déjà jouer avec la tablette. Au zoo de Milwaukee, dans le Wisconsin, l’un crée des taches de couleur avec son doigt, tandis que l’autre utilise sa langue pour appuyer sur l’écran et lancer de la musique, raconte un journaliste de l’AFP.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais bientôt les orangs-outans vivront un moment encore plus surprenant. Fascinés par les vidéos d’autres singes qui leur ont été montrées sur la tablette, ils s’apprêtent à rencontrer des congénères via une webcam. “Il nous tarde de voir où cela va mener”, confie à l’AFP Trish Kahn, le responsable des primates au zoo de Milwaukee. “Peut-être resteront-ils totalement indifférents, mais tels que je les connais, je pense qu’ils vont comprendre que l’image vient en direct et qu’ils regardent un autre orang-outan”, explique-t-elle.Cette rencontre sera organisée avec d’autres zoos ayant aussi fourni des iPad à leurs orangs-outans. Un achat financé par l’association Orangutan Outreach. Emue par le plaisir que prennent les animaux à jouer avec leur tablette, cette organisation a lancé une campagne baptisée Apps for Apes (Des applications pour les singes), afin que des jeux dédiés aux orangs-outans soient développés.Le but de cette expérience est de développer l’intelligence des singes tout en attirant l’attention des visiteurs sur ces animaux “remarquablementintelligents”, etmenacésdedisparition, souligne Trish Kahn.Le 6 avril 2012 à 19:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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107 Magazine Predictions for 2008

first_imgNAME: Emily GordonTITLE: Managing editor, Print; editor, emdashes.com2008 PREDICTION: Magazines and movie studios will lease celebrity wombs for launch tie-ins, following the success of Jamie Lynn Spears’ efforts for Juno. Magazines will both thrive and multiply, they’ll just be tinier—five of them will fit in an iPhone case–and printed in OED-sized type, thanks to a new Lasik procedure that permits super-microscopic reading. A surprise change in campaign-financing rules will limit candidates’ ads to text messages sent on the hour to every American through November 2008 (on the half hour for registered Independents); staffers will spend their time developing elephant and donkey emoticons and abbreviations for “reduced carbon emissions” and ” Iraqi interim government,” and there is no option to unsubscribe.NAME: Rex HammockTITLE: President, Hammock publishing and Rexblog blogger2008 PREDICTION: I’ll admit, I haven’t yet figured out what exactly happened in the magazine-world in 2007. I think it was a fairly decent year for magazines, except I’m fairly certain that Samir Husni and I are the only two people alive who think that. Last year, I predicted that David Carey would be the magazine dude-of-the-year. I think I was right. So, for 2008, while I don’t have actual predictions, I do have wishful thoughts in the guise of predictions:1. There won’t be a recession in 2008.2. Despite the lack of a recession, paper prices will fall.3. Magazine websites will no longer be measured by page-views, allowing Forbes.com (and others) to stop using pageview-inflating “slide shows.”4. Steve Jobs will make an announcement on January 15 that will change everything we think about the portable digital devices we formerly called laptops—and, therefore, the concept of eBooks and digital magazines.5. No one in Britney Spears’ family will appear on the cover of a magazine in 2008.6. The Titans will go 14-2 during the 2008 season. Oh, wait. That’s for another wishful thinking list I’m keeping.NAME: Andy BorowitzTITLE: Creator, BorowitzReport.com2008 PREDICTION: Rupert Murdoch will reduce the size of the Wall Street Journal by removing the facts.NAME: Mark NewmanTITLE: Editor, Southern Breeze2008 PREDICTION: With as many times as I’ve been laid off from huge, multinational publishing companies, I would not hazard to guess about the future because I’ve been knocked around too much by the past!NAME: Maer RoshanTITLE: Editor-in-chief, Radar magazine2008 PREDICTION: Dave Zinczenko will get his own show on NBC.NAME: Paul ConleyTITLE: Owner, Paul Conley Consulting2008 PREDICTION: 1. I’m more than a little worried about b-to-b publishing revenue in 2008. Print advertising will continue to shrink, and I think it’s going to be a tough year for online advertising too. Even worse, as we’ve seen in the past, tough times in b-to-b often lead to ethical disasters. I predict that as money grows tight, more publishers will cross the ad/edit line and engage in the sorts of behaviors that embarrass us all. 2. It’s hard to launch new products when b-to-b editorial staffs are as lean as can be. But with little evidence that revenue will rise, I don’t expect an increase in hiring. Rather, I predict smart publishers will turn to more creative and low-risk methods. I expect an increase in outsourced deals in which publishers offer a revenue split to freelancers to create and manage new online products.NAME: Samir HusniTITLE: Mr. Magazine2008 PREDICTION: Only two people can tell you the future: God and a fool … Since I know I am not God, I am not going to make a fool of myself … however, the magazine business will still be alive and kicking…more will be born than die … Happy New Year.NAME: Bob SacksTITLE: Magazine consultant2008 PREDICTION: The writers’ strike will end and the public will in droves not return to TV as it was. Prime time will get shorter and shorter as it nears its death knell. The public at large moves onto the more stylized, personal, leisure time pursuits of MeMedia. Newspapers continue the trend to be magazines, and magazines become more focused and highly niche-ified. Time Warner will continue to go to the gym and shed off its excess weight, becoming a leaner and more focused fighting media machine. The Social networking hubbub will mature, peak, drift and then meld into what it should have been all along—a niche group of (fill in the blank) music listeners, readers, dentists, or manically connected wannabes. Next year will be like this year, except more highly concentrated, with more old time magazine standards fluttering before our eyes and evaporating in a cloud of shareholder smoke. Samir Husni, Mr. Magazine, will admit that BoSacks has been right all along. Oh yes, and that in 2008 BoSacks will send out the 13,500th edition of the oldest known e-newsletter on the planet. NAME: Jason ChupickTITLE: Co-Editor, PRNewser2008 PREDICTION: Magazines will continue to push writers to blog when many don’t want to, yet they won’t put the push behind them to generate much traffic. Portfolio is a good example, as were the Business2.0 blogs. The quote I’ve been honing is something like “take your rightful place in the media—eat your lunch or someone else will.” PR for media properties who put content online in realtime works, and you can see it work. It’s a matter of having the eye to know what parts of the content will get the blogosphere, link aggregators and even competing MSM interested (as is the case when brokering a scoop to get credit) excited.NAME: Joe CiaralloTITLE: Co-Editor, PRNewser2008 PREDICTION: Just like Brandon Holley went from Jane to Yahoo and Erick Schonfeld from Business 2.0 to TechCrunch, we will see more print people move to online media. Whether it is because of publications shutting down, as it was with Brandon and Erick, or because people want to get “ahead of the curve,” the digital shift will continue in a big way, and we will see several more high profile journalists start their own blog network, ala Om Malik and GigaOM. From a PR perspective, journalists will continue getting flooded with pitches, both good and bad, and the lines between media, advertising and PR will continue to blur.NAME: Melissa WalkerTITLE: Former editor, Elle Girl, and author2008 PREDICTION: Brandon Holley leads Yahoo to new levels of editorial success with her crack team of smart-girl editors who miss Elle Girl and Jane.NAME: Lance UlanoffTITLE: Editor-in-chief, PC Magazine2008 PREDICTION: Magazines are cool again. With advertisers and marketers stinging over diminishing digital returns, many will return to their tried and true friend: the print book. This will have positive and negative repercussions. Readers will heartily embrace thicker books and glossy ads, but marketers still won’t have learned how to measure impact. By the end of the year many will be trying to come up with a grand plan from print-ad response measurement and others will go crawling back to the Web. End result: The Web continues to grow at a healthy pace, but magazines recoup just enough advertising to find new life and live to fight another day.NAME: Keith KellyTITLE: Columnist, New York Post2008 PREDICTION: Chaos and confusion and uncertainty around every bend. CEOs on the hook and under fire. Mergers, shutdowns, selloffs. In other words, pretty much like this year, only worser. Meanwhile, in a big surprise, ad pages rise by 4 percent for magazines, a beneficiary of the lingering writers strike and saturation of TV and radio markets with political ads.NAME: Jonathan Simpson-BintTITLE: President, Future US2008 PREDICTION: In terms of magazines, I think the web will bite harder on specialist press in ’08. I don’t have a crystal ball, but it seems like as fast as we’re all running to build content and community, the aggregators are running faster and getting smarter. They’re our biggest enemy, no question. Oh, and the economy. Mustn’t forget that. R********s often help specialist press as they tend to focus people back on the things they really care about, but a major r******** will be bad news for everyone.NAME: Jamie LendinoTITLE: Editor, SmartDeviceCentral.com2008 PREDICTION: 2008 *should* be a banner year for mobile TV in the U.S., but it probably won’t be. Right now, U.S. carriers still treat mobile TV like a rare and amazing invention, despite the fact that Asia and Europe have broadcast it for years. As a result, U.S. carriers price it accordingly. Unless they lower service costs, add more live TV channels and full-length programming, and stop relying on recycled, three-minute, “bite-size” clips that few people want, mobile TV here in 2008 will look a lot like it does in 2007. On the other hand, the iPhone flung open the gates for the mobile Web, letting folks access real desktop Web sites on the go. Plus, regular cell phones are already getting more capable Web browsers and higher-resolution screens. That’s great for reading the New York Times. But the industry needs to go a step further and add Flash and Javascript support, so that more of these sites look right on 2-inch and 3-inch LCDs. Combine that with a slew of publications going mobile, including Esquire, Slate, and Time magazine, and 2008 could finally be the year of the mobile Web.NAME: Henry DonahueTITLE: CEO, Discover magazine2008 PREDICTION: 2008 is going to be a surprisingly good advertising year for magazines. Ignoring the useless hype that pits print and online against each other, publishers will continue to get better at selling integrated packages that highlight the strengths of both forms of media. At the same time, the election year will drive a surge in corporate image advertising, particularly on the topics of energy conservation and the environment.NAME: Reed PhillipsTITLE: Managing partner, desilva + phillips2008 PREDICTION: Last year, I said I’d be watching with great interest the possible sale or break-up of the Tribune Company. Now, I think it is safe to predict that the company will be sold any day now. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Less than an hour after Reed sent this over, prediction #1 came true.] My prediction for 2008 is that by year-end valuations for newspapers, specifically, and print media, in general, will start to rebound.NAME: John BradyTITLE: Editorial consultant, visiting professional at Scripps School of Journalism2008 PREDICTION: In the year ahead, I envision Newsweek pulling ahead of Time magazine as the leading newsweekly. The redesign of Newsweek strikes me as being more successful than the overhaul of Time in the past year. Time’s choice of columnists (especially William Kristol, not to mention the ongoing silliness of Joel Stein) has diminished the magazine’s core credibility; and the featurizing of the news is too random and at times too frivolous for the hardcore news reader. Look for a shakeup in the upper upper ranks of the magazine before year’s end.NAME: Rachel PineTITLE: SVP, branding and partnerships, Doubledown Media2008 PREDICTION: In 2008, we will see the first stirrings of privacy as “the new black.” While social networking will still be huge, it will start to favor smaller communities made up of people who are invited to join because they are part of a particular affinity group. These people will be of tremendous value to marketers and will not be interested in activities such as “friending” a ham sandwich. A decline in the number of people who are willing to blog/comment/post video, etc for free on sites that are profiting others. In short, 2008 will be the year that a lot of online trends (and the people who use them) will begin to normalize. Having 236,258 Facebook friends does not make you popular. Creating content that generates ad impressions that pay someone else is, for the most part, ridiculous.NAME: Jim SpanfellerTITLE: President and CEO, Forbes.com2008 PREDICTION: If history looks back at 2007 as the tipping point for interactive media and the ad dollars that have migrated to the Web, pushing it to a position of prominence as a central media platform for advertisers, 2008 will be the year of the Interactive Marketer. CMOs now get the Web and have personal experience around its ability to power their brands, activate their customers and fuel their data analysis and marketing allocation optimization. The Web is still only at the beginning of its evolution and will remain a source of media innovation for some time, but the focus going forward will be less about the media and more about the marketer. The digitization of media will continue to disrupt the traditional media model and we will see more “late to the party” web acquisition and initiatives from major media players. From this perspective, 2008 will be a make or break year for companies like Time Warner and many of the major newspaper companies in the country.NAME: Simon KellyTITLE: Chief Operating Officer, Story Worldwide2008 PREDICTION(S): 1. Brands will stop dipping their toes in the water and jump in with both feet, realizing they can turn themselves into fully-fledged media channels, supported by an ‘Authority to Publish’ that is rock-solid.2. Several large brands will appoint digital agencies will provide the lead AOR direction. Sadly only a few will be brave enough.3. Clients will realize that the usual branding agencies’ approach to organizing hierarchies of brands and sub-brands is like re-arranging the deckchairs on the titanic. Pretty, organized, but liable to sink at any moment.4. Someone will make sense of Facebook.5. Web 2/3.0 will become 4.0 by March and then we can all move on as it’ll become Web whatever. It just is.6. The penny will drop that that technology-based digital solutions are not the answer. We’ve been to this dance before—CRM was supposed to be the new nirvana but only resulted in enabling marketers to slice and dice to the Nth degree but delivering nothing of value to the customer. Web whatever is in danger of repeating the same mistake. Brands need to step up and own this transition otherwise Microsoft/Yahoo/Google et al will convince everyone there’s no alternative to the latest technology solutions, forgetting the customer’s information needs in the process. Publishers can help. Brands need to publish.7. OTT (Over The Top) delivery on the back of cable/broadband into the home will change the relationship between consumers and the networks.8. None of the above will happen and something new will emerge unexpectedly, making a mockery once again of the current state of things and any attempt to predict the outcome.NAME: Ron MwangaguhungaTITLE: Co-Editor, FishbowlNY2008 PREDICTION: 2008 will be the year of luxury magazines just as the United States heads into a recession. The big topic will be whether or not all the excess is necessary, and does it stir class resentments. Lou Dobbs will probably chime in with some interesting analogies to Nero’s Rome. Vogue’s September 2008 issue will probably weigh as much as a Jaguar—the car not the animal. The Wall Street Journal will ramp up its luxury and fashion reporting with a big presence behind the tents—and at the parties—at Bryant Park Fashion Week. And NBC Universal will purchase TheStreet.com, making Jim Cramer a rich(er) man.NAME: Neal UngerleiderTITLE: Co-Editor, FishbowlNY2008 PREDICTION: As much as it surprises me to say this, 2008 will prove to be a good year for the Wall Street Journal. Despite News Corporation’s many faults, the WSJ has been treading water during the past five years of Bancroft ownership and was in dire need of vision. The combination of Rupert Murdoch’s advanced age (76 years old!) and the massive sums of money spent on acquiring Dow Jones point to the fact that it’s a legacy purchase more than anything else. The WSJ is blessed with an intelligent, strong-willed and competitive newsroom (and, yes, op-ed staff) who will ultimately be able to rein in the hijinx of News Corp.’s bean counters and Harvard MBA yahoos. The combination of the Wall Street Journal’s talented staff with News Corporation’s endlessly deep wallet will be beneficial for the newspaper, the parent corporation and the general public—something none of us thought just three months ago.NAME: Jeffrey S. KleinTITLE: Chairman, 1105 Media2008 PREDICTION: There will be a modest economic downturn, but it will wreak havoc with ad budgets which are the easiest line item to be cut by short-sighted CEOs. As a result, the reallocation of ad budgets from print to online will continue at a dramatically faster clip than it has these past few years. Publishers who develop innovative new web products and services will be rewarded with increased online revenue growth, but it won’t be enough to sustain overall profit margins. NAME: Julia AllisonTITLE: Editor-at-large, Star magazine; columnist, Time Out New York2008 PREDICTION: Spurred on by Jennifer Love Hewitt standing up for herself on her blog (and reaping the rewards—a TMZ apology doesn’t come easy!), celebrities and public figures will realize that they actually have efficacy to counter the gossip disseminated by the MSM, tabloids, and the blogosphere. Previously, their choices were A) hire a publicist or B) remain silent. This year, with the advent of unbelievably simple blogging/video posting tools, we’ll see celebrities—for the first time ever—directly communicating with the public. This will in no way stem our desire to discuss these celeb’s lives—it will just add a new perspective. Think about it—a three minute YouTube video that Britney/Lindsay or Paris made herself? The entire country would watch, no matter how terrible the lighting.NAME: Ed SussmanTITLE: President, Mansueto Digital2008 PREDICTION: Mainstream media will step into social networking in a big way, leveraging the unique advantages of established communities of readers drawn together by powerful brands and content. (Fair disclosure: FastCompany.com, a pioneer in this approach since 1997, will vastly expand its website early next year to blend in content and community.) While some big brands might leverage pure plays such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn to build their communities, many others, eager to reap the commercial benefits of social networking, will build their own networks. In order to achieve scale and create a good experience for their readers, some powerful brands might band together to link their networks, creating effective competitors to the pure plays. If successful in banding together, the dynamic that allowed Yahoo and Google to become more powerful than most of the brands they aggregate, will not be repeated. If unsuccessful, established brands will once again cede a big chunk of online ad revenue to the pure plays.NAME: Paul CalentoTITLE: SVP, strategic development, InfoWorld2008 PREDICTION: “Measured” growth in b-to-b media will be modest, with expansion coming from under-the-radar opportunities, like new events, new category expansion, or integrated packages around new media types (mobile, video, etc.). Traditional, print-centric b-to-b media will continue to homogenize and struggle, as the opportunities for margin (both for media and their advertisers) fragment, creating growth for the most nimble. From an investment and/or private equity perspective, one existing Tier Two non-tech-focused media company, will be merged or repositioned with underperforming social media assets (second or third tier players, i.e. a company less known than a Facebook or LinkedIn) to increase valuation and audience acquisition (which will translate into monetized revenue in 2009). Many of their competitors will dismiss this move and open themselves up to challenges in the coming years. While a challenging year, those that embrace the diversification of media will see new revenue and expanded margins.NAME: Chaunce HaydenTITLE: Editor, Steppin’ Out magazine2008 PREDICTION: Howard Stern will go back to terestrial radio by June 2008 … and Sirius will be no more. I also predict Howard Stern will break up with Beth Ostrosky by November 2008 over his not wanting to have children … a real sticking point.NAME: Frank LocantoreTITLE: Director, the Paper Project, Co-op America2008 PREDICTION: The Green Predictions for 2008 can be summed up thusly: growing momentum. We’ll see that the increased attention towards the environment over the past year will continue and gain build in 2008. This momentum will become increasingly evident. One Warning: Beware the paper supplier that tells you that burning trees and tree parts (biomass, or biofuels) is carbon neutral. They are selling you a bill of goods that will eventually harm your brand. (See Locantore’s expanded predictions here.)NAME: Chris ShannonTITLE: Managing director, Berkery Noyes2008 PREDICTION: On the consumer side, M&A will be as busy as it was last year, as far as what’s in the funnel. Strategic buyers will make a comeback and play larger role in 2008. Everyone out there that’s either buying or selling it has to have a digital component. Next on the priority list for buyers is a mobile component. If you have a magazine to sell, the ones that have a Web site and even just the beginnings of a mobile product definitely have an advantage.NAME: Laurel ToubyTITLE: mediabistro.com founder and senior VP2008 PREDICTION: A few predictions and some advice …1. We’re hearing that while print budgets are freezing, online budgets are growing considerably.2. The smart companies will leverage their print brands and invest not just by hiring more digital people, but by TRAINING their current teams;3. The smartest magazine companies will simultaneously hedge their bets by purchasing dot.coms that add digital heft and the revenue streams that their print brands aren’t (yet) providing; Publishers/Owners, look to acquire sites that have created strong brands, community-style traffic, buzz and multiple revenue streams. Don’t be stuck in your magazine-y minds. Buy companies that are going beyond same-old, same-old business models (i.e. be sure the sites don’t merely rely on ad sales). Some that are doing it right: Babble.com, TheKnot.com, Etsy.com, JPGmag.com!4. Mag editors need to wake up. It was really cool in 2001 to hate the web. Now, it’s really cool to be webby, but you’re mostly faking it. You pretend you’ve embraced digital, but c’mon and admit it, you barely look at your own web site. Coming soon: Every editor will be called upon to be a producer of online content in some fashion. Don’t just talk the talk anymore. Surf, read, go to conferences, learn what HTML is and does, learn how to play with images, how to use video, how to build your audience on MySpace. The days when editors are working in print alone are over. Get thee to 8020publishing.com right away!NAME: David HaislaibTITLE: Publisher, Jossip.com2008 PREDICTION: Dan Abrams and Dave Zinczenko will make out on either the Today show or Live With Dan Abrams.NAME: Martha LostromTITLE: Publisher, editor, the Postmasters Advocate2008 PREDICTION: Professional and management association publications will become more important and stronger due to the amount of information increasingly being poured into the virtual marketplace. In order to sort out and focus on the key issues, association publications will need to present more analysis and news reporting to help the members grow in their positions with the least amount of stress. And stress levels seemed to rise greatly in 2007, which should start forcing changes in policies affecting workplaces in this coming year. While less stress will be a goal for most, how it evolves is yet to be revealed.NAME: Steve RosenfieldTITLE: Vice president, Media Resource Group2008 PREDICTIONS: Creativity will be recognized and rewarded.Although TALENT will continue to migrate from corporate owned media to entrepreneurial owned media—new ideas and processes will be embraced and even more highly valued. Also, there will be a better appreciation of the benefits of integrated media. Advertising works and disciplined, forward-acting marketers will dominate their competitors.NAME: Larry GrimesTITLE: President, W.B. Grimes & Company2008 PREDICTION: More private equity firms will look to exit magazine publishing in 2008 but may find buyers slim to come by. Many will find their assets have depreciated substantially over the past 18 months, in large part due to mismanagement. The groups will recognize that the tuck-in acquisitions they have been avoiding for a couple years really do make sense and will start pursuing those smaller strategic deals as a way to boost both top and bottom line growth. Many of the publishers who have an eye on digital acquisitions will find the pickings are very slim and will realize growing digitally from within is their best approach. Video will become an increasingly important element of publishers’ online strategy and especially for their advertisers. Online directories will continue their metamorphosis from simple listings to interactive and will include product offerings. Deal flow will be slow until the banks start lending again. NAME: Scott PetersTITLE: Managing Director, The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.2008 PREDICTION: Media M&A in the middle market will remain active and will equal the transaction volume of 2007. However, overall transaction value will decline as the debt-heavy, mega deals get sidelined as the credit markets continue to work through challenging issues. NAME: Thomas KempTITLE: Managing director, Veronis Suhler Stevenson2008 PREDICTION(S): 1. The conversion from print advertising in magazines to online will accelerate in a softening economy in most, but not all markets.2. We will see some highly leveraged transactions of the past couple of years experience extremely challenging times, what the bankers called distressed credits. Think Ziff Davis type experiences.3. Financially backed media businesses that become distressed will replace their CEO’s. Some big name CEO’s will get fired in 2008.4. Several b-to-b media companies that have adopted successful on-line strategies and cultures will thrive as eMedia achieves scale of revenue and profit.5. Focused, high quality, leading magazines will continue to grow and buck the trend of the digital revolution.6. M&A market will continue to be strong for quality assets, particularly for the middle market properties, $50 – 100 million, although transaction multiples will come back to earth as a result of tighter credit markets.7. The media world will not come to an end as we know it. That is, Google will is not the evil empire of the media industry.NAME: Hamilton NolanTITLE: Media editor, PR Week2008 PREDICTION: Trade magazines will be good investments. Rolling Stone continues to blow, except Matt Taibbi. Time will put Jesus on the cover at some point; Newsweek strikes back with Moses cover. You will have to physically kill your fellow applicants with your bare hands to get a decent job in the magazine industry. NAME: Patrick W. GavinTITLE: Columnist, Washington Examiner; editor, FishbowlDC2008 PREDICTION: I think that, in 2008, you’re going to see the revolving door move even faster. Many journos from traditional print outlets will continue to jump ship to online publications which exhibit a keen sense for tackling news coverage online. What you will start to see at the end of 2008 is these publications—most notably the political ones—grasping with how to make money and continue buzz after the 2008 election. And for those publications that hemorrhaged money to cover the 2008 campaign, the question is: How to make it back?NAME: Matt KinsmanTITLE: Managing editor, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION:I think publishing companies in 2008 and 2009 will face a real talentpool crisis. Those companies that ignore new media training will bebehind the curve, while those employees that have developed a new mediaskillset (and more importantly, a strategic understanding of new media)will say “enough” to product closures, lay-offs and pay cuts, and startjumping ship not only from their companies but the magazine industry ingeneral. NAME: Bill MickeyTITLE: Senior editor, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: Six of ’em …1.Site engagement metrics—time spent and session lengths—will play alarger role with more publishers in the online sales process asadvertisers begin to understand that page view and unique visitormetrics are not the only window into an online user’s soul.2. Atleast one overly leveraged publisher will get squeezed this year,resulting in a rapid crumbling of a rapidly-constructed platformcompany.3. Publishers will begin to worry less about “extending the brand” and instead launch new brands to capture new audiences.4.Value-add will, once and for all, be shed from a publisher’svocabulary, if only out of necessity. Nothing is free, everything has aprice.5. There will be some dramatic and broad e-media strategyshifts as publishers become more comfortable with their audience’sonline content habits. 6. There will be a noticeable rise insmaller, strategic, bolt-on deals—especially in the e-media sector—fromlarge and small companies alike.NAME: Dan TrombettoTITLE: Art director, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION:2008 will be the year that the few remaining Quark users finally seethe light and come over to the world of InDesign. We will see one ofthe most controversial covers of all times hit the newsstands—one thatmakes each and every one of us question reality as we (think we) knowit. Also, FOLIO: magazine will feature NO purple on it’s covers (but apink/black color combo will be used liberally).NAME: Dylan StablefordTITLE: Senior editor, digital, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: Here goes, bros:1.Radiohead launches a magazine, and subsequently struggles to buildsubscription and advertising revenue with its failed pay-what-you-wantmodel. Thom Yorke quits as editor.2. Revenues for Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn surpass those of Vanity Fair.3.A magazine launches a really cool, expensive online product that makesabsolutely no money or business sense, but is written about,breathlessly and incessantly. It then folds.4. Samir Husni shaves off the moustache, quietly. He then grows it back, and counts it as a launch. 5. I finally snag a dream lunch date with Martha Stewart. I pick up the check.6.The American Magazine Conference is held in October in San Francisco.Pool-gazing editors complain. The MPA apologizes, and schedules 2009for Cancun.7. FOLIO:’s rotating cast of bloggers becomes the Huffington Post of the magazine industry. As editor, I develop misplaced accent. It’s that time of year again, when magazine editors and publishers reflect on the perennially “crazy” year past (“What the hell just happened?”) and bravely look to the future. Questions are pondered (“Which magazines will fold? Which will survive? And just how will Jann Wenner commemorate the Rolling Stone’s 41st anniversary?”). Answers are elusive. Nonetheless, FOLIO: asked some of the media industry’s best and brightest to send us their predictions for 2008. Their responses follow, largely unedited, in the order they were received.[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ll be updating this page for the rest of 2007, so if we missed you, send yours to dstableford AT red7media.com. Or, better yet, drop them in the comments section below.]NAME: Andy CohnTITLE: VP, publisher, the Fader2008 PREDICTION: Even more magazines will fold in 2008 than in 2007. They will mostly be magazines that are established titles part of larger publishing companies who are steeped in the traditional (i.e. antiquated) model of publishing. Niche, targeted titles (yeah, like mine) will continue to thrive based on our ability to adapt to the challenges posed by the drastic changes taking place within the industry.last_img read more

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The best keto barbecue sauces to save you from boring food

first_imgTarget Yes, you can enjoy keto barbecue! But barbecue sauce often hides a lot of sugar, so make sure you pick a keto-friendly barbecue sauce to slather on your meat. These are some of the best keto barbecue sauces you can buy (with a homemade option for inveterate DIYers).Summer is here (but not for much longer…) and that means there is the constant smell of something grilling. For those living by a ketogenic diet, it may seem as if only boring grilled bites are in the future. Not so. As keto has caught on as a healthy lifestyle, as have paleo and Whole30, a slew of keto products have flooded the marketplace to ensure the big flavors you crave without the carbs you’re trying to avoid. And one of these flavors is the big, bold taste of barbecue sauce.Read more on Chowhound: Low-carb barbecue recipes and tips for summer | Best new grilling tools and gadgetsWe scoped out all of the barbecue sauces on the market that are keto-approved — from classic flavors to specific styles — and put together a list of the best keto-friendly barbecue sauces for you to enhance your grilling game.Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sweetened with stevia, this sauce only has two carbs per serving. If it’s not spicy or complex enough for you, you can always doctor it with cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic and more. Or, just make your whole batch of barbecue sauce yourself (see below for a recipe). See at Target Amazon Different than the classic sauce, Primal Kitchen’s golden barbecue sauce mimics mustard-based South Carolina barbecue sauce and omits the smoke for a sweet and tangy flavor instead (with the former coming from the natural sweetness in tomatoes and balsamic vinegar). Recommended for pulled pork and veggies, it also makes the perfect dipping sauce for grilled chicken strips. Sweetened with pineapple juice concentrate (which also adds a little extra tang), this keto- and Whole30-compliant barbecue sauce contains a delicious mix of spicy, smoky, tangy and naturally sweet ingredients, like apple cider vinegar, tamarind, ginger, allspice and arbol chile powder. Be aware: It does contain grass-fed beef bone broth powder too, so is not suitable for anointing your grilled vegetarian and vegan dishes — but it is extra savory. Also, it’s cheaper on Thrive Market if you have a membership there Amazon Love North Carolina-style barbecue? Lillie’s Q creates as close a match as possible to the real thing, except this one has no sugar added. Dubbed Western Carolina Tomato, the sauce has a slight tang to it, just like vinegary Carolina barbecue sauce should. The brand recommends using this on pulled pork, brisket and smoked chicken. Primal Kitchen classic barbecue sauce Target Target Homemade keto barbecue saucebbq-sauce Chowhound Have a few minutes? You can make your own low-carb, sugar-free barbecue sauce with just a few keto-friendly ingredients, including mustard, apple cider vinegar, tomato paste and a few spices. In fact, making your own gives you a chance to develop the sauce to your liking, which can make being keto an easier pill to swallow. See at Target This sugar-free barbecue sauce contains sucralose, which is keto-friendly, but if you prefer to avoid artificial sweeteners, you’ll want to skip it. Some reviewers suggest that it’s a bit mild and like to add things like Dijon mustard and chipotle powder. Your mileage may vary, but it’s affordable enough that it’s worth a try. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Post a comment Lillie’s Q zero sugar Carolina barbecue sauce (2-pack) Amazon See at Amazon See at Amazon 0 G Hughes smokehouse sugar free original barbecue sauce See at Amazon This condiment is everything you would expect from a barbecue sauce. It’s sweet, spicy and tangy all at once. Containing no refined sugar (the sweetness comes mostly from dates), this product complements any cut of meat that’s ready for grilling season and can add even more flavor to grilled vegetables as well. Stevia Sweet barbecue sauce (2-pack) Amazon Tags Primal Kitchen Golden barbecue sauce See at Amazon Share your voice Tessemae’s Matty’s Organic barbecue sauce, 2-pack The New Primal Classic barbecue cooking & dipping sauce A cult favorite, Primal Kitchen has been on the cutting edge of healthy living for years. Its classic barbecue sauce has the bold flavor that those on keto may be missing from their lives, thanks in part to cumin and chipotle powder. It can be used as a marinade and dipping sauce for all sorts of meat, as well as brushing it on ribs and chicken wings in the last few minutes of grilling for a flavor boost. The product is organic, too. See at Walmart Wellness Wellnesslast_img read more

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Elected government in Jammu and Kashmir in nations

first_imgNew Delhi: Opposing the statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress MP Manish Tewari Friday said an elected government in the state is in the interest of the nation and will help the Centre in its fight against terrorism. Alleging that the sense of alienation among the people of Jammu and Kashmir has increased under the BJP government, Tewari blamed the BJP’s alliance with the PDP for imposition of governor’s rule in the state. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Participating in the debate, Tewari said the “root cause” of imposition of governors’s rule in the state was the PDP-BJP coalition, which was “an alliance of ideologically incompatible people.” It is “not in the interest of people in the state and the country” that governor’s rule should continue in the state, the Congress leader said, adding, “An elected government in Jammu and Kashmir will help the Centre in its fight against terrorism there.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Maintaining that he and his party were not opposed to the Centre’s fight against terrorism, he said, “Fight against terrorism cannot be won when people are not with you.” Cautioning the government, Tewari said it should not take such steps which alienate the people of the state. The biggest mistake of the Modi government was that sense of alienation has increased among people in the state, he said adding, “government needs to walk two extra miles to integrate them into the national stream.” Advertise With Us Taking on the BJP, Tewari said if the party continues to look at Jammu and Kashmir with “its ideological blinkers,” the problem of the state cannot be resolved. On the question of Jammu and Kashmir reservation bill, Tewari said his party is not against the spirit of the bill, but actually it is the right of the state assembly as this proposed legislation comes under its jurisdiction.last_img read more

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