Silence Breakers named Time magazines Person of the Year

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The “Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. Time praised those who have given “voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable.” The magazine’s cover features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler and others who say they have been harassed.Time’s announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was fired last week amid harassment allegations. “Today” host Savannah Guthrie acknowledged Wednesday that this year’s winner hits “close to home” and mentioned Lauer by name.Women who spoke out, initially against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and then others, helped to spawn the #MeToo movement, with millions of people telling stories of sexual misconduct on social media.The tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts began after actress-activist Alyssa Milano followed on a suggestion from a friend of a friend on Facebook and tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours. #MeToo was actually founded by activist Tarana Burke a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence. Milano has said she wasn’t aware of Burke’s contributions when she made her initial tweet and has since publicly credited her.Milano and Burke appeared together Wednesday on the “Today” show.“This is just the start. I’ve been saying from the beginning it’s not just a moment, it’s a movement,” Burke said. “Now the work really begins.”“As women, we have to support each other and stand together and say, ‘That’s it. We’re done. No more,’” Milano said. “It’s vital to me that we really set in some actionable things that we can do to continue this momentum.”Wednesday’s winner differed slightly from how it was described the shortlist of finalists, which mentioned only the #MeToo movement. Time has made such changes before. The 2014 winner, “The Ebola Fighters,” was listed as “Ebola Caregivers” in the shortlist.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Time’s 2015 Person of the Year, said through a spokesman that this year’s winners should be thanked for “having the courage to break the silence on sexual assaults and for the worldwide discussion that they have launched.”The two runners-up for Person of the Year were Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump, himself accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women. He has denied any wrongdoing.Trump, Person of the Year in 2016, tweeted recently that the magazine had told him he “probably” would be named again if he agreed to an interview and photo shoot. Trump added that he “took a pass.” Time has disputed his account.___This story has been corrected to show that Time magazine’s Person of the Year is the silence breakers. The #MeToo movement is a part of that group.last_img read more

Settlement reached in Giants Manning memorabilia fraud case

first_imgHACKENSACK, N.J. – Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus “game-worn” equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial.A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims. Details were not given.Plaintiffs Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown had sought triple the amount of their alleged losses — which totalled less than $20,000 combined — for buying two helmets billed as worn by Manning. They also had sought punitive damages, and claimed in court filings they would produce evidence that would “show that Manning engaged in a pattern of knowingly providing items to Steiner Sports that he misrepresented as having been game-used when he knew they were not.”Manning and the Giants had denied the allegations and characterized the suit as “inflammatory and baseless” in court filings.Jury selection was to have begun this week, but a death in the family of one of the attorneys had pushed that back to next Monday.An attorney for the plaintiffs confirmed the settlement Monday night.Inselberg filed the lawsuit in 2014. The suit claimed two helmets purchased by Inselberg and the two other plaintiffs — including one purportedly used by Manning during the Giants’ 2007-2008 Super Bowl season — were bogus. Inselberg alleged photographic experts using a technique called “photomatching” could not find evidence that the helmets were ever used in games.The Giants and Manning contend photomatching is unreliable because it does not take into account that helmets are routinely reconditioned during or after a season, the evidence of which might be found on the inside of the helmet and not the outside.The stakes were raised in the lawsuit in April 2017 when Inselberg’s attorneys filed court documents that contained emails between Manning and equipment manager Joseph Skiba, who also was a defendant in the lawsuit. In one email, Manning asks Skiba to get “2 helmets that can pass as game used.”The email does not refer to the two helmets at issue in the lawsuit, but Inselberg alleged it indicates a pattern of fraud.When the emails went public last year, Manning angrily denied any wrongdoing. In a court filing this month, Manning’s attorney wrote that the email was intended to ask Skiba for two game-used helmets that would “satisfy the requirement of being game-used.”“Manning never instructed Joe Skiba to create any fraudulent memorabilia,” attorney Robert Lawrence wrote. “Rather, Manning believed that if he asked Joe Skiba for his helmets, he received his game-used helmets and that the helmets he received from Skiba were his game-used helmets.”In the same court filing, Manning’s lawyer accused Inselberg of being “engaged in a decades-long memorabilia scheme” in which he obtained, without permission, game-used Giants equipment, including Manning’s, from Skiba and Skiba’s brother, Ed, as well as a local dry cleaner.last_img read more

Nominations open today for upcoming municipal election

first_imgLast month, Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman and Dawson Creek mayor Dale Bumstead both confirmed that they would be running for re-election again this year.Nomination papers for the City of Fort St. John can be downloaded at www.fortstjohn.ca/municipal-elections or can be picked up at City Hall.  For residents who wish to run as a director in the Regional District, nomination papers can be picked up at the Regional District offices in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd.The deadline to officially register as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The nomination period for the upcoming municipal elections in B.C. has officially begun.The nomination period started this morning at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on September 14th.As of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday only incumbent Lori Ackerman had submitted her nomination package in the mayoral race. Ackerman was re-elected mayor by acclamation during the last municipal election in 2014, winning the mayor’s chair during the 2011 election by 60 votes over Don Irwin.Three candidates had so far declared themselves to be running as councillors in Fort St. John as of 2:00 p.m.: incumbents Larry Evans and Gord Klassen.Evans finished third in 2014’s election with 1,181 votes and 57 percent of votes cast while Klassen finished fifth with 1,016 votes, or 49 percent.Becky Grimsrud has also submitted nomination papers for this year’s election, her third attempt at running for a seat on City Council.Grimsrud lost her bid for City Council in 2014 when she received 662 votes. In last year’s by-election to fill the seat vacated by Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, Grimsrud finished second to Lilia Hansen with 242 votes to Hansen’s 256.The City released nomination packages for the October 20th election at the end of July but was not able to officially accept packages until this morning.last_img read more

Kashmiri shawl seller attacked miscreants flee with Rs 2 lakh

first_imgKolkata: A Kashmiri shawl trader who has been doing business in Kolkata for more than eight years was slashed with a knife by some miscreants who decamped after snatching nearly Rs 2 lakh from him. The incident took place near Park Circus railway station on Friday evening. The trader, identified as Shafur Ahmed Shah has sustained several cut injuries with the miscreants inflicting several slashes with the knife. Shah has lodged a complaint with the Ballygunge GRP alleging that four miscreants were involved in the attack. According to his complaint, the miscreants escaped after snatching cash worth Rs 1.95 lakh that he was carrying with him. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSources in the Ballygunge GRP informed that the trader was carrying the cash to hand it over to a businessman from whom he had taken a loan. “I had just crossed the rail tracks and was walking by its side under the bridge when I was surrounded by four persons. They asked me whether I am a Kashmiri and when I answered in the positive, they attacked me with a knife. I suffered several cut injuries and when I fell down, they snatched the money I was carrying and fled,” Shah said. He managed to call up one of his friends who lives nearby. The latter came to the spot and rushed Shah, who was badly bleeding, to the National Medical College and Hospital where he was treated and discharged. Police informed that Shah is a resident of Santoshpur in South Kolkata.last_img read more

JNU student commits suicide in campus depression suspected

first_imgNew Delhi: A JNU student allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a study room of the university.The investigating agency said that the deceased was undergoing some treatment as per preliminary enquiry. They are also probing weather the student was under depression. According to police, they were alerted about the incident on Friday at about 12 pm. A PCR call was received in Vasant Kunj (North) police station regarding the suicide note of a JNU student which was received by a professor. The investigating team reached at the spot which was School of Language. After contacting the caller who was the office in charge of Mahi Mandvi hostel. “He said that he received a message from warden regarding Rishi Joshua Thomas, student of MA 2nd year English language JNU, residing at JNU’s Mahi Mandvi Hostel. In the note, it was written that he is committing suicide,” an investigator said. Police further added that during investigation it was revealed that in the basement of library one room was locked from inside. “On knocking no one responded. From the window Rishi Joshua was seen hanging from the ceiling fan, the door was forcibly opened and the body was taken down by cutting the cable,” added city police press statement. The statement further reads that at the spot a doctor from JNU declared him dead. Later for collecting clues and to further probe the crime, team visited the spot. The body has been shifted to Safdarjung Hospital. “Relatives informed one cousin brother Mathew Varghese also reached JNU. One suicide note mailed to Prof of English language. As per preliminary enquiry, no foul play is suspected. Further investigation is in progress,” police said. The JNU in the press statement said that they express its deep condolences at the untimely demise of an MA student in one of the academic buildings of the university. Police were informed forthwith and the case is being investigated. His body has been sent to the Safdarjung Hospital and his parents have been informed about this unfortunate incident. Police are also probing if it was due to a relationship gone wrong or because of some other reason.last_img read more

Polisario Boycotts Al Jazeera over alleged Support to Moroccos Autonomy Plan

first_imgCasblanca- The new editorial board of the Qatari seems to displease the Front’s leaders. Ahmed Boukhari, the Front’s representative to the United Nations, is one of them. Boukhari announced, last Saturday, November 23, his intention to boycott Al Jazeera channel. According to Polisario news outlet Futurosahara.net, Boukhari explained that his decision was due in particular to the absence of the borderline separating Morocco and the Western Sahara in photos and illustrations featured in Al Jazeera’s reports, which was the case previously. Indeed, in recent months, the channel has adopted a new approach to the Sahara issue, although not always consistent The second reason, according to Boukhari is the short time the channel devotes to the Polisario Front, compared to the time it reserves to Morocco. Ahmed Boukhari was however invited by Al Jazeera to comment on the visit of King Mohammed VI to the White House and President Obama’s praise of Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Western Sahara, proposed by the Kingdom in 2007. But Boukhari decided to decline the invitation.Moreover, Polisario’s radical youth groups have leveled harsh criticism at Boukhari and his “unreasonable” policy, which, according to them, benefits mainly Morocco.Apparently, Al Jazeera wants to distance itself from the Sahara conflict, a change that coincides with Prince Tamim’s succession to power in Doha, replacing his father, who had abdicated in his favor last spring in an unprecedented move in the history of the Arab world. During the years of the reign of Emir Hamad, the chain’s own take on the issue was clearly inclined to the Polisario, a thing that is seen to be largely the cause of the closure of Al Jazeera’s office in Rabat. Currently, we are witnessing the beginning of a “rebalancing” that is expected to be consolidated in the coming months, according to many experts.It is noteworthy that the Emir Tamim had succeeded in 2010, during a visit to Morocco, where he met with King Mohammed VI, to reconcile Doha and Rabat. Since then, contact between the two leaders has been strengthened. This reconciliation seems to now upset the Polisario, which had for long enjoyed the same attention from the Doha’s information channel.last_img read more

Mel Kiper Jr weighs in on Buckeye draft hopefuls

ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. talked about Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, as well as three former OSU players hoping to hear their names called during the draft in a teleconference on Wednesday. Kiper said he knows what scouts need to see from Pryor in his final season. “Accuracy,” Kiper said. “Throwing the football is the main thing. “He has to throw the ball, and he has to be precise with the football, and he has to do the things from a pure passing standpoint.” Pryor’s final season, however, will be shortened by the five-game suspension he and four of his teammates face. Kiper added that he projects Pryor as a tight end at the next level, citing Pryor’s size, athletic ability and the transitions other players have made over the years. “Did he need to play those five games to prove he can be a quarterback? Yeah, he did,” Kiper said. “I think there is going to be some concern whether he is going to be a quarterback or a position change, like I said, to a tight end spot.” Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, a projected first-round pick, also was a subject of conversation. “Cameron Heyward is a real, real good 3-4 defensive end,” Kiper said. “I think he’d fit the New York Jets and certainly the Green Bay Packers. He would fit the Pittsburgh Steelers … the New England Patriots, any of those 3-4 teams is what Heyward would fit ideally.” The Jets, Steelers, and Packers pick 30th, 31st and 32nd respectively, while the Patriots hold the 17th and 28th overall selections. Kiper said Heyward is not an ideal fit in a 4-3 defensive scheme, but Heyward disagrees. “I think over my four years here I have enjoyed so many different positions and it’s made me more versatile,” Heyward said in a press conference on March 30 after working out for NFL scouts. “I think I can play any position you put me at.” Kiper weighed in on two other Buckeyes entering the draft. Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa was projected as a possible third-round selection, and running back Brandon Saine was projected as one of many backs who could be picked on the third day in the fifth, sixth or seventh rounds, based on his pass-catching ability. The 2011 NFL draft will be held April 28–30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Alex Kopilow contributed to this story. read more

SEKA invites community to meet

first_imgThe Justice for Cyprus Committee (SEKA) in Victoria, is calling an open meeting this Tuesday 11 March, at 7.30pm, at the Cypriot Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 495 Lygon Street, Brunswick. The purpose of the meeting, where all community members and representatives of organisations are invited, is to discuss and plan this year’s July commemorative events in Melbourne, in relation to the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.The Cypriot issue, an issue of invasion and occupation, is back in the news lately as a result of the resumption in February of the reunification talks between the Cypriot government and the Turkish Cypriot side. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Report Juventus target Chelseas Emerson

first_imgJuventus are reportedly considering making a move for Chelsea full-back Emerson PalmieriThe Blues had only signed Emerson from AS Roma last year in a £17.6m deal in a bid to bolster their defensive options.But the Italy international has made just 18 appearances at Chelsea since then and appears to have fallen completely out of favour under new coach Maurizio Sarri with not a single start in the Premier League this term.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.This comes in light of Marcos Alonso’s solid displays in the left-back position at Stamford Bridge, which saw Chelsea award him with a new five-year contract in October.Therefore, Emerson’s time in England is looking set to come to an end soon with Calcio Mercato claiming that Juventus would be interested in offering him a return to the Serie A.Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri is understood to be keen to find a backup option for Alex Sandro as they enter the second half of this season hoping to end their 22-year wait for Champions League glory.last_img read more

Max Lowe hopeful Aberdeen will kick on after tough fixtures

first_imgIt almost appeared Max Lowe’s Aberdeen teammates were left with nothing to show for their efforts on Sunday as Celtic lifted the Betfred Cup in the Hampden final.However, reprieve came the way of the Dons on Wednesday night as they recorded a famous 1-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.The on-loan-full-back who put up an impressive display against Rangers is pleased with the team’s progress and believes they are now focused on their weekend fixture against St. Johnstone.Lowe told Evening times:“After being here a couple of weeks, I felt like I’d improved my game. The gaffer took me to one side and told me the things I needed to improve defensively – I still need to improve in the air.”“He will take me aside in training and do one-v-one stuff. Each game, I’m picking up and learning things as I go on.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.“Rangers and Celtic are great teams and I’m happy we’ve been able to keep them quiet. Hopefully, I can do that for as long as I stay.”“With the games in hand, we’re really confident. The final we lost, but everyone said we played really well.”“Hopefully we can kick on and make a run of it. We’ve had a tough week of away games so hopefully, this can serve us well.”“It could have been a terrible week if we lost the final and had lost on Wednesday.”“It would have been hard to kick on again. To get the win is massive for us and a massive confidence boost.”“It could be a season-changer; we can deal with anyone in this league. We showed that on Sunday, never mind on Wednesday, and I think teams in this league will know what kind of team we are.”last_img read more

Uber Lyft drivers protesting for better pay benefits

first_imgUber, Lyft drivers protesting for better pay, benefits Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLOS ANGELES (KUSI) – Hailing a Lyft or Uber ride could be difficult today, with drivers being encouraged to take part in a 24-hour strike as they push for higher hourly wages.The work stoppage is being planned ahead of Uber’s initial public offering, which is scheduled for Thursday. The strike is expected to affect service in major cities including Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Boston.In Los Angeles, drivers plan to picket throughout the day at LAX, with a rally expected at noon.“Uber estimates that 15 percent of their revenues come from airport pickups,” Lyft driver Karim Bayumi said in a statement issued by Rideshare Drivers United-Los Angeles, the group organizing the work stoppage. “We provide an essential service, but Uber and Lyft investors are (the) only ones reaping the benefits.”The drivers are demanding that Uber reverse a recently announced cut in per-mile compensation from 80 cents to 60 cents, and that both companies guarantee drivers a $28-an-hour minimum pay rate.It was unclear exactly how many drivers plan to honor the work stoppage.Lyft issued a statement saying its drivers’ hourly earnings “have increased over the last two years, and they have earned more than $10 billion on the Lyft platform.”“Over 75 percent (of drivers) drive less than 10 hours a week to supplement their existing jobs,” according to Lyft. “On average, Lyft drivers earn over $20 per hour. We know that access to flexible, extra income makes a big difference for millions of people, and we’re constantly working to improve how we can best serve our driver community.”Uber issued a statement earlier praising the work of its drivers, noting that “thousands of people come into work at Uber every day focused on how to make (drivers’) experience better, on and off the road. Whether it’s more consistent earnings, stronger insurance protections or fully funded four-year degrees for drivers or their families, we’ll continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers.” Updated: 6:18 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, May 8, 2019 Posted: May 8, 2019last_img read more

Millennial job study finds employees greatest value in job satisfaction and flexibility

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce studies the workforce characteristics of “millennials,” the largest segment of the county’s working population.Employees born 1981 and 1996 now make up almost 40 percent of the region’s workforce, constituting the largest workforce segment.The study surveyed 400 working millennials in San Diego County to learn what strategies could work best for attracting and retaining millennial workers.Ninety percent of those surveyed found their jobs at least “somewhat meaningful.”Although most were satisfied, nearly 52 percent said they were thinking about leaving their jobs in the next six months.To attract and engage the workers in this age group, the Chamber of Commerce study said companies and organizations need to create and foster a purpose-driven work culture that gives employees a sense of meaning in their work.Of those who said they were ready to leave their job, 30 percent said finding meaning in work was a major factor behind their job satisfaction.Professional development was cited by 22 percent of the millennials as a prime reason for satisfaction in their jobs, compared with just under 6 percent who valued perks. Frequent communication with managers was also important to millennials in the workplace.As a sign of the changing times and the less restrictive nature of work, 71 percent of the millennials said they did not think it was necessary to put a in a full eight hours at the office.Seventy-one percent said it was not reasonable to expect to log eight hours every day, while 53 percent said it was “fairly” or “very” reasonable to respond to emails, calls and/or text messages outside of regular business hours.The study did uncover one aspect that could affect the future growth of the San Diego economy.Forty-four percent of the millennials said they were considering leaving San Diego County in the next two years. Of the smaller number that said that was “very likely,” more than two-thirds said a lack of affordable housing options was one of the main reasons.On the public policy side, the study recommended more incentives to build housing. Posted: May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 Sasha Foo Updated: 8:21 PMcenter_img Sasha Foo, Millennial job study finds employees greatest value in job satisfaction and flexibility Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

DoItYourself Mobile Delivery

first_imgDynetic, which began in Europe and now operates worldwide, works with some of the largest European publisher groups, as well as eBay and Yahoo!. “We’re currently in discussion with North American publishers that have some presence in mobile but are still looking for the right solution to make it a profitable channel,” says Farmer. “All they really need are the tools, and we help with that.” Publishers first used the Web to post static pages from the magazine. Then, to make money, they had to create some Internet-based experiences so users could interact. That’s when the Web really started to take off. “Mobile is following the same path as the Internet,” says Ran Farmer, managing director, North America, of Dynetic Mobile Solutions, Inc. Dynetic helps publishers create similar interactive experiences on the mobile Internet. Its Web-based NetbiscuitsTM software platform enables publishers to transfer their PC Internet program to the mobile Internet. “The big challenge in the mobile sector,” Farmer says, “is to overcome all the variations in the handsets, which use different kinds of software and operate differently, and in the carriers, which have different rules and different markup languages. Our software is a layer that sorts out all those problems for developers and content owners. They just create their mobile sites as they would for the Internet and publish it. We make sure that it is optimized and delivered globally to any kind of device that may request it.”Publishers simply create an account on netbiscuits.com to start building a mobile application. The software allows them to integrate directly with their Web content management system, so that editors can edit the articles, images and content in one place and then feed it either to the PC Internet or to mobile. The mobile site needs to be designed only once to accommodate the smaller screen and buttons. Dynetic also has a professional services group that provides some handholding during setup, if necessary.Netbiscuits is a subscription service. The monthly fee ranges from $645 for 200,000 page views and basic delivery of text and graphics to $2,595 for a million or more page views and rich media, video, audio, streaming, breaking news and more. Multiple titles can be published from the same subscription. last_img read more

To Monetize Podcasts Think Sponsorships Not Ads

first_imgA study released earlier this year advocates sponsorships over advertising as the best way to monetize podcasts. The Association for Downloadable Media along with Edison Research report that podcast listeners HATE radio style ads but relate much better to “this content is brought to you by” sponsorships. The study says that it helps if the podcast host makes the sponsorship announcement. When podcast listeners were asked about traditional radio style ads their response was negative with 62% saying they “generally dislike” them. But when the same audience was asked about sponsorship plugs instead 67% responded they “Don’t mind them and occasionally find them useful.” Sponsorships seem the way to gain exposure for advertisers without without turning off listeners. There were other findings as well. According to Edison Research Vice President Tom Webster, “A podcast advertising buy is not a redundant media buy for advertisers and marketers. These are attractive, affluent consumers that mass media is losing.” He also notes, “Ninety percent of these respondents indicated that they had taken some kind of action as a result of podcast advertising or sponsorship, and over 40% reported purchasing behaviors, which indicates that they are receptive to the right message, in the right context.” More findings include: 1. Active Podcast consumers are mobile media consumers – and content creators and advertisers alike should continue to take advantage of that fact2. Active podcast consumers are not receptive to interrupt advertising, but they are receptive to targeted messages in podcasts3. There is a “halo” effect ascribed to brands, products and services that sponsor podcasts.To download a PDF of all the ADM Edison Study findings or watch an hour-long Vimeo video where Edison Research presents the findings, turn to Josh’s original blog here.last_img read more

What Are Apple Musics Most Streamed Songs Of 2018

first_img Email There’s no surprise that rap music was the most streamed genre on the list. Drake dominated the list with “God’s Plan” at No. 1 and “Nice For What” at No. 2, two of his hit singles from 2018’s Scorpion. One of the album’s other viral singles, “In My Feelings,” held the No. 5 spot as Post Malone took the No. 3 and No. 4 spot with “rockstar” and “Psycho,” respectively. Lil Baby and Drake’s “Yes Indeed,” “Look Alive” by BlocBoy JB featuring Drake, late rapper XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” and Offset and Metro Boomin’s “Ric Flair Drip” rounded off the top nine.Notably missing in the top 10 were women; Cardi B was the only female artist on the top 10 list with her hit, “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin. “Motorsport” by Migos featuring Nikki Minaj and Cardi B, “No Limit” by G-Easy featuring Cardi B and FEFE by 6ix9ine featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz were the only other songs featuring women.The streaming platform also announced its top categories, as chosen by their editors, Their Artist Of The Year was unsurprisingly Drake, Album Of The Year went to Kacey Musgraves for Golden Hour, Song Of The Year was Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It,” and Breakthrough Artist Of The Year went to Juice WRLD.Apple Music made news itself this week as the streaming service hit 56 million users, still behind Spotify which is at 87 million users, but a milestone nonetheless.Exclusive: Ximena Sariñana On “Being As Direct As Possible” On Upcoming Album Read more Apple Music’s Most Streamed Songs Of 2018 what-are-apple-musics-most-streamed-songs-2018 Facebook Twitter center_img What Are Apple Music’s Most Streamed Songs Of 2018? News The streaming platform has released their top 100 songs of the year—which of your favorite tracks made waves around the world?Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 4, 2018 – 1:54 pm Tis’ the season for roundups of the best music out there and this week Apple Music has released their lists of the top music streamed on their platform. Any guess which artists made the top 5 most streamed songs in the U.S.?last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 19 Police Respond To Lots Of False Alarms

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, December 19, 2018:Police & Fire responded to a truck fire on 93 South. Fire was put out prior to arrival. (5:25am)Caller requested Animal Control Officer for a squirrel possibly stuck in a tree on Park Avenue. Squirrel was fine and went on its way. (12:42pm)Police installed five car seats during its weekly drop-in hours. (1:12pm)Fire Department responded to odor of smoke at Kuberre Systems on Ballardvale Street. (3:50pm)Throughout the day, police responded to false alarms at a Morse Avenue house (2:16pm), a Kenwood Avenue house (5:05pm), Reading Cooperative Bank on Middlesex Avenue (5:14pm), Shea Concrete on Salem Street (5:30pm), and Main Freight on Jewel Drive (6:36pm).(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 13: Woman Arrested After She Quits Her JobIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 24: Motorcycle Crash; Package Stolen; Speeding on Shawsheen Ave.In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 19: Fire Dept. Delayed By Train When Responding To Crash; Duck Flew Into House; Turtle Stuck In PoolIn “Police Log”last_img read more

OBITUARY Beverly Gaudreau Silva 89

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries” BRIDGEWATER, MA — Beverly Silva (Gaudreau), 89, of Bridgewater died July 17, 2019 in the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Beverly was born in Medford daughter of the late Addie E. (Beard) and Louis N. Gaudreau. She was raised and educated during her younger years in Wilmington, MA. She moved to Bridgewater with her parents where she completed her education and graduated from the Bridgewater Academy. During her life Beverly was devoted to her family enjoying her friends and boating. Beverly loved her animal companions and was an avid supporter of the SPCA. Beverly developed a strong adoration for Angels as time passed and loved Christmas. In recent years she enjoyed time spent with her friends at local senior centers where she was greatly comforted by the love and relationships with which she was blessed.Wife of the late Edmund J. Silva. Mother of Louis Silva and his wife Janice of Raynham and Kevin Silva and his wife Rosemary of Bridgewater.Grandmother of Amy L.Gould of Carver, Adam B. and his wife Danielle of Bridgewater, Jonathan E. of Raynham, Ashley M. and Kyle B. Silva of Bridgewater, Great grandmother of Ryan and Sarah Gould and Braeden and Ella Silva. Beverly is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Visiting hours will begin at 11:00am Friday July 26th in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater and conclude with a Funeral Home Service at 12:30pm.Burial will follow in Scotland Cemetery, Bridgewater.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Prophett-Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 29

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition is holding its 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Monday, September 29, 2019 at 7pm on the Wilmington Town Common.The vigil gives residents of Wilmington and surrounding communities an opportunity to remember those they have lost to the disease of addiction, celebrate those who are living healthy lives once again, and to come together to reduce the stigma associated with addiction.This night of healing and hope will include a slideshow to remember lost loved ones. If you’d like your loved one to be included, please send their information (name, date of birth, date of passing, and town) AND photo to Samantha Reif at sreif@wpd.org.If you attended last year and previously submitted information and a photo, please still email Samantha Reif (sreif@wpd.org) to let her know you will be attending.Join the Facebook event HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 17In “Community”Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On October 5In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Watch Substance Abuse Coalition’s Candlelight VigilIn “Videos”last_img read more

Oil prices Fall over Concerns of Global Oversupply

first_imgOil prices fell in Asian trade on Wednesday as concerns over global oversupply outweighed the impact of a likely larger than expected draw in U.S. crude stocks and a weakening dollar.Asian investors focused on OPEC production figures that showed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries produced around 3 million barrels of oil per day more than daily demand in the second quarter, a Reuters survey showed.”Glut is the word,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney’s CMC Markets.OPEC members pumped 31.25 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second quarter against demand of 28.26 million bpd, the Reuters data showed.Both Brent and U.S. crude came off session lows on Tuesday after data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed U.S. commercial crude stocks fell by 1.9 million barrels last week to 462 million, against analysts’ expectations of a 184,000 barrel draw.”It was the first time since July 14 the market has seen any sign of a bit of a bounce, albeit temporary,” Spooner said.The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration will release official U.S. oil inventory data later on Wednesday.Brent futures for September delivery fell 14 cents to $53.16 as of 0236 GMT after falling 17 cents in the previous session when it hit an intra-day low of $52.28, its lowest since Feb. 2, on concerns over China’s stock market plunge.U.S. crude for September delivery dropped 12 cents to $47.86 a barrel, after ending the previous session up 59 cents.Investors were also awaiting the outcome of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later on Wednesday that could confirm a rise in U.S. interest rates as early as September.A stronger dollar makes dollar-denominated commodities, including oil, more expensive for buyers using other currencies.Spooner expected the Fed to confirm market expectations of an increase in interest rates this year.”But the rate of increase will be very modest,” he said.”My view is the dollar is positioned for a bit of a decline,” because any hike had already been priced into currency markets, Spooner said.The dollar slipped against a basket of six major currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, while the euro gained against the dollar. The dollar index fell to 96.505, or 0.27 percent, after closing up at 96.745 in the previous session.last_img read more

Brie Larson almost forgot how she met Scarlett Johansson

first_imgBrie Larson and Scarlett Johansson on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTwitterBrie Larson and Scarlett Johansson’s friendship goes beyond the sets of Avengers: Endgame. However, it took a while for Larson to recollect how she first met her co-star/friend. The two accomplished actresses shared a couch on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where they discussed a lot of things, including how they first met.In a video shared by The Ellen Tube, Scarlett is seen jogging Brie’s memory to the time when their paths first crossed. Surprised and slightly hurt by Larson’s inability to remember how they first met, the actress asked her Endgame co-star, “You don’t remember how we met?” To this, an uncertain Larson said, “I do. I thought you didn’t…” Johansson then tried to test her memory by asking her if she remembers some of the details on how and where they met. Larson tried her best to find the right answer but sadly couldn’t come up with anything better than “At dinner?”As a form of jest, Scarlett claimed to be affected by Larson’s lack of enthusiasm towards meeting her. She said, “Clearly it made an impression on me but somebody else didn’t care.” Brie Larson finally said, “I didn’t even think about that because I just felt like I was basically a glorified extra and you were Scarlett Johansson.” But Johansson responded with a broad smile, “I noticed you, Brie. I noticed you. You were not a glorified extra.” For those who are unaware of how the two actresses first met, it was on the sets of Don Jon.Back in 2013, Brie Larson and Scarlett Johansson worked together in the romcom and even grabbed some food together and converse. Interestingly, while Scarlett Johansson remembers how she first met Brie Larson, the same cannot be said about Mark Ruffalo. Turns out Brie and Mark starred in 13 Going on 30 where she played one of the mean girls. However, it is not surprising that Ruffalo doesn’t remember her as not many people even knew that she was in the film. At the premiere of Avengers: Endgame at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, Ruffalo found out that he and Brie go way back.Avengers: Endgame is set to release on April 26. While the movie has already released in the United Kingdom and China, the rest of the world will watch all the heroes take on the purple Titan tomorrow. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Don Cheadle, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin and more.Brie Larson and Scarlett Johansson on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowYouTubelast_img read more