Apple will probably stop bundling a lightning-to 3.5mm adapter with its new iPhones scheduled to be launched this fall, according to a new Barclays memo. “We currently model no dongle this year,” Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis wrote in the memo obtained by AppleInsider.Apple has traditionally included an adapter with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, devices which lack a 3.5mm jack. The adapter is also a silent acceptance of the fact that many Apple users still use headphones, speakers and other accessories which rely on the industry standard. However, the Cupertino-based tech giant took a bold step in 2016 by removing the 3.5mm jack from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plusa move that had frustrated a lot of Apple loyalists at the time.The company, at the time had said that removing the 3.5mm jack was a part of its long term plan. And so, stopping the shipment of the lightning-to 3.5mm adapter with all its future launches would seem a logical step for the company now. While all of this might seem to be a part of Apples grand design, it would also help the company to cut costs, especially at a time when the sales of its premier smartphoneiPhone Xis dwindling across the globe.Industry analysts have also predicted that the company could launch this years 5.8-inch model at a price of $899 keeping the higher price tag of $999 for the plus variant. Apart from this, the UK-based multinational bank has also cut the price target of Apple stock from $168 to $157 citing weaker iPhone X sales as the reason. Barclays prediction is also shared by another tech analyst Mark Moskowitz, whose observation is mostly based on the exponential decline in the demand of iPhone X. Just like other tech insiders, Moskowitz believes that price tag of iPhone X ($999) is too high for many users and thus lead to the alienation of the product in the market.advertisementALSO READ: iiPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus review: No X factor yet they just workMeanwhile, rumours suggest that Apple could launch the successor to its budget iPhoneiPhone SEduring WWDC 2018 in June this year. The purported new iPhoneiPhone SE 2could feature a 3.5mm jack just like its predecessor and come in the price ranging between Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000. Rumours also suggest that iPhone SE 2 could be powered by Apples native A10 Fusion chipset and sport 2GB RAM along with Touch ID. The iPhone is likely to be available in two storage variants32GB and 128GB and feature a physical home screen button with an iPhone X like notch on the top.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts on the sideline during the first half against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State’s James Franklin has been linked to the potential USC opening in recent days, with some reporting that the Nittany Lions’ head coach could be the favorite to replace Clay Helton if he ends up getting fired.Franklin declined to address the rumors earlier in the week, simply stating that rumors like this pop up every season.The Nittany Lions’ head coach made a stronger statement tonight.Franklin says he plans on being Penn State’s head football coach for a long time.“I have all the plans in the world to be here [at Penn State] and be here for a long time,” he said this evening.James Franklin on recent job rumors: “I have all the plans in the world to be here [at Penn State] and be here for a long time.”— Onward State (@OnwardState) November 21, 2018Franklin signed a new contract before the 2017 season with an average salary of close to $6 million. It’s possible he could attempt to use the possible USC opening as leverage for a raise, but it appears he intends on sticking around in State College, Pa.Penn State ends its 2018 regular season on Saturday against Maryland.
Un protocole d’entente entre le gouvernement provincial et le gouvernement du Canada permettra d’améliorer la gestion et la protection des ressources côtières et océaniques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Sterling Belliveau, ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et Gail Shea, ministre des Pêches et des Océans du Canada, ont signé le protocole d’entente sur la gestion des côtes et des océans en Nouvelle-Écosse afin de souligner le besoin de collaboration à cet égard. « Le gouvernement provincial et le gouvernement fédéral collaborent depuis de nombreuses années pour maintenir la santé des côtes et des océans, a dit M. Belliveau. Nous devons relever de nombreux défis relativement à nos zones côtières, et nous devons collaborer encore plus étroitement pour assurer une approche stratégique et coordonnée. » Cette entente permettra aux organismes fédéraux et provinciaux de travailler ensemble plus efficacement sur les questions relatives à la gestion des côtes et des océans. L’entente met l’accent sur la mise en œuvre de la stratégie sur l’avenir des côtes de la Nouvelle-Écosse, l’intégration de la planification et de la gestion des côtes et des océans, la gestion et la diffusion d’information pertinente à la planification et à la gestion des côtes, et l’élaboration d’un réseau visant à faire avancer la recherche relative aux zones côtières en Nouvelle-Écosse.
Avondale Sky Winery, Tidal Bay, 2015 Gaspereau Vineyards, Riesling, 2015 Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards, Ancienne Chardonnay, 2014 Three wines from Nova Scotian wineries will be selected for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The call for submissions for this year’s award was announced today, April 11. The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia’s wine industry. The award is administered in conjunction with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia. Those organizations will outline the submission process and criteria to their member wineries. Each winery is invited to submit up to three commercially available wines made with 100 per cent Nova Scotian grapes. The wines will be judged through a blind tasting process by a panel of 10 independent wine experts. The winning wines will be announced at an awards ceremony at Government House on July 20. “Now in its fourth year, this prestigious award has done a tremendous job of highlighting the exemplary wines produced in the province,” said Gillian Mainguy, executive director, Winery Association of Nova Scotia. “We can all be very proud of the achievements of our wine industry in Nova Scotia.” The winning wines in 2016 were:
The $1.1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded this week to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains.The Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, was announced at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. He was selected as the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate from more than 550 nominations submitted from 66 countries.George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor, Co-Founder of both The Sentry and Not On Our Watch, and Co-Chair of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee, commended Dr. Catena by stating, “As violence and war continue to threaten people’s spirits and perseverance, it is important to recognize, empower and celebrate people like Dr. Catena who are selflessly helping others to not only survive, but thrive. Dr. Catena is a role model to us all, and yet another example of people on the ground truly making a difference.”Dr. Catena will receive a $100,000 grant and the opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by donating the accompanying $1,000,000 award to organizations of his choice. Dr. Catena will donate the award to three organizations:• African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), USA • Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), USA • Aktion Canchanabury, GermanyFor the last nine years, Dr. Catena – known by locals as “Dr. Tom” – has been on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital to care for the more than 750,000 citizens of Nuba amidst ongoing civil war between the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement. Patients have been known to walk for up to seven days to receive treatment for injuries from bombing attacks, and ailments ranging from leprosy and tuberculosis, to bone fractures to malnourishment and malaria. It is estimated that Dr. Catena treats 500 patients per day and performs more than one thousand operations each year.On being named the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate, Dr. Catena said, “We all have an obligation to look after our brothers and sisters. It is possible that every single person can make a contribution, and to recognize that shared humanity can lead to a brighter future. I draw my inspiration from the Nuba people. And with my faith as my guide, I am honored to continue to serve the world and make it a better place.”“Dr. Catena is an inspiration to anyone who has ever doubted humanity. Despite tremendous injustice and sacrifice, he has dedicated his life to ensuring that the next generation has a brighter future,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative (AHI), and Aurora Prize Selection Committee member. “His service to others is an inspiration, and it is our hope that the individuals he has saved will continue the cycle of gratitude by becoming saviors themselves.”Leading international humanitarian figures and Aurora Prize Selection Committee members, including Shirin Ebadi, Gareth Evans, Leymah Gbowee, Vartan Gregorian, Hina Jilani, and Ernesto Zedillo, were in attendance to celebrate the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate.Dr. Catena was congratulated by Marguerite Barankitse, who was awarded the inaugural Aurora Prize in 2016 for her tireless commitment to restoring children’s dignity and hope as the founder of Maison Shalom and the REMA Hospital in Burundi. She said, “The Aurora Prize is so important to keeping hope alive for people around the world, and I am proud to be joined by such a humble and true role model as Dr. Catena. I applaud his selfless efforts in delivering love to all and congratulate him on this esteemed award.”Guests of the Aurora Prize Ceremony also honored the exceptional contributions of the other four 2017 Aurora Prize finalists: Ms. Fartuun Adan and Ms. Ilwad Elman, the Founders of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia; Ms. Jamila Afghani, the Chairperson of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization in Afghanistan; Mr. Muhammad Darwish, a medical doctor at the Madaya Field Hospital in Syria; and Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon and Founder of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.“Dr. Catena embodies the spirit of the Aurora Prize, and we extend our deepest gratitude to him and the people and organizations around the world that support and inspire him to continue his noble work despite immensely challenging conditions,” said Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of AHI and United World College at Dilijan. “We are honored to share his story with the world to shed light on the goodwill that exists in the world so that helping others becomes part of our global culture.”The naming of the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate follows the release of the Aurora Humanitarian Index, the second annual global public opinion survey that gauges attitudes towards humanitarian responsibility, the effectiveness of humanitarian intervention and individuals’ motivations to intervene on behalf of others. The Index found that support for humanitarian action is on a steep decline, and that a rise in populism around the world is affecting the public’s perception of efforts made to aid refugees around the world.“We hope the findings from this year’s Aurora Humanitarian Index serve as motivation for individuals around the world to not only understand their capacity for meaningful impact, but be inspired to act upon it,” said Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. “Through the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, we encourage those touched by Dr. Catena’s selfless work to make their own mark on the world by expanding the circle of saviors, and most importantly survivors. It is possible for us all to play a role in renewing hope in humanity.”
Mumbai: The largest software exporter TCS Friday reported a 17.7 percent growth in March quarter net at Rs 8,162 crore, and guided towards continuing the momentum as the “laggard” segments have vanished, even though operating margins dipped a tad and continued to miss the target. The Tata group’s cash-cow delivered a net income of Rs 31,472 crore for fiscal 2019 under the Ind-AS accounting, up 21.9 percent over the previous year. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said its annual revenue clipped past 9.6 percent in constant currency terms to $20.91 billion, which is the highest growth rate during the past 15 quarters. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFor the first time,the two largest software exporters- TCS and Infosys–reported their earnings in the same day, in fact, within an hour of each other wherein the Bengaluru- headquartered rival reported a 10.5 percent rise in net income at Rs 4,078 crore and guided towards 7.5-9.5 percent growth in revenue for FY20. While overall revenue grew 18.5 percent to Rs 38,010 crore during the quarter, operating margins continued to get printed below its inspirational levels of 26-28 percent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostOperating margins came in at 25.1 percent for the quarter, down 0.31 percent over the year-ago period, yet the management reiterated its aspiration of clocking 26-28 percent margins, stressing that the current numbers are a global best. Chief executive and managing director Rajesh Gopinathan said he will “call out” in case he feels the numbers are not achievable. Margins will be resilient and there are string levers to expand them, chief operating officer N Ganapathy Subramaniam said. Gopinathan said TCS has closed the quarter with a total contract value of $6.2 billion, and exuded confidence of being able to maintain the high number. “That’s sort of total contract value is one of the big things that gives us the confidence about the momentum that we see,” he said, adding unlike last year, where there were segments growing at a much slower pace of 2-3 percent, there are no “laggards” which is a booster for the company. The company is firing on all engines and will tread cautiously on the snow that it sees all around, Gopinathan said, when quizzed about the guidance. It can be noted that industry lobby Nasscom has discontinued its practice of giving a guidance for the industry because of the disruptions that it is undergoing. The new-age and upcoming digital business, one of the prime reasons of the uncertainty, is growing for the company, Gopinathan said, pointing out that it grew 50 percent and constituted nearly 31 percent of the overall revenue pie. From a sectoral perspective, its mainstay of banking, financial services and insurance grew at near double- digits during the quarter and Gopinathan said there is no sectoral weakness now. Revenue growth from North America, which contributes over half of the total income, surged to 9.9 percent during the quarter. Interestingly, despite the many macro worries over factors like Brexit, England was a standout geography with 21.3 percent growth. Subramaniam said rather than worrying about factors like Brexit, TCS looks at how to best align with a clients’ strategic requirements which helps overcome any difficulties. HR head Ajoy Mukherjee, who is retiring soon after spending 39 years with the company, said the company added 29,287 people taking the total strength to 4.24 lakh. He said employees will start getting their annual increments starting this evening and hinted that the country averages will range from 2-6 percent, and also announced a 100 percent variable pay.
“Although the incident is under investigation, it appears that the killer was lynched by the surrounding people,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman.”The incident is thus not only a painful tragedy but also a cautionary tale, vividly illustrating the dangers of fanaticism run amok in an atmosphere of tension at a crucial time,” he added.In other Middle East news, the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Southern Lebanon, Geir Pedersen, reiterated the UN’s call for an end to Israeli air violations over the Blue Line into southern Lebanon, after five Israeli flights over the area were recorded.Mr. Pedersen reminded all parties that one violation cannot justify another.
Cincinnati junior wide receiver Chris Moore (15) runs away from OSU redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple (13) after making a catch during a game on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State Buckeyes followed their bye week with a 50-28 victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday night in front of a record crowd at Ohio Stadium.The Buckeyes tied and broke school records, and set individual season and career highs en route to their third win of the season.The Lantern sports editors compiled a list of five things we learned from the OSU victory, but not all were positives for the Scarlet and Gray.1. J.T. Barrett is as good, if not better, than advertisedWhen senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down for the season with a torn labrum, many questioned whether the OSU offense would be able to function at the record pace it did in 2013.If anyone still has questions after Saturday, they weren’t watching the game.Sure, Cincinnati might not have the greatest defense in college football, but redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett accumulated 409 of OSU’s 710 yards of total offense against the Bearcats and did not commit a single turnover.OSU also set a school record for first downs in a single game with 45, breaking the previous record of 39.Questions about OSU’s offense? Anyone?2. The offense line is starting to gelNot only did the Buckeyes nearly break the school record for yards in a game, they did so with great balance.The Buckeyes rushed for 380 yards while passing for 330 and allowing just one sack.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott emerged as OSU’s workhorse back as he accumulated 182 yards rushing on 28 carries, while adding 51 yards receiving from five catches.Barrett and Elliott both highly praised their offensive line following the game, and rightfully so.3. The pass defense is far from a finished productGoing into the matchup with the Bearcats, all eyes were on Cincinnati redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel, and the biggest question for OSU was whether the pass defense could slow down the gunslinger.The answer was no — definitely no.Kiel finished the game with 352 passing yards and four touchdowns, including three potentially game-changing connections with junior wide receiver Chris Moore.Those three receptions for Moore were his only three of the game, but he broke through the porous Buckeye pass defense on all three to total 221 yards and three touchdowns. Even if he had 10 catches, those numbers would look bad for OSU. But seeing them come on three plays is a huge red flag that can’t be ignored.Sustained solid play for the defense is completely irrelevant if it can suddenly break down at any time. If the Buckeyes don’t adjust, giving up plays of a similar nature will haunt them in the future.4. The defensive line is really good, but maybe not as dominant as hoped forThe Buckeye defensive line has been touted as one of the best in the country, and had a chance to showcase its pass-rushing prowess against the Bearcats.The thing is, OSU only got to Kiel for a sack one time. On one hand that looks like a bust, but on the other hand, that one play changed the course of the game.Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa’s sack and strip of Kiel led to a safety and gave OSU a 16-7 lead that turned into a 23-7 advantage on the ensuing possession.After the game, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett commended Bosa’s play, but said the line was disappointed to not get to Kiel more often. The play was a bright spot, but you can count on the defensive line to come out with a chip on its shoulder next time OSU takes the field.5. Anthony Schlegel’s still got itYou’ve likely seen a video, or at least a picture, of former OSU linebacker and current assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel tackling a fan who sprinted onto the Ohio Stadium turf just before halftime of Saturday’s game. The joke was on him, as Schlegel made like it was 2005 and slammed the fan onto the turf like a rag doll. From the press box, former OSU coach and coach Urban Meyer’s mentor Earle Bruce screamed, “I knew it! (He was) the best tackler we ever had!”From the looks of the tackle, it would be very hard to argue.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Maryland on Saturday in College Park, Md. Kickoff is set for noon.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Minister for Finance, Evaggelos Venizelos announced this week that he will extend state guarantees to its lenders to 60bn from 30bn euros to relieve liquidity strains deepened by the nation’s economic turmoil. Venizelos has announced the doubling of anticipated guarantees to Greek banks, at the request of the Bank of Greece, during the discussion on the relevant legislative bill at parliament’s financial committee on Monday. As a consequence, another 30bn euros will be added to the 30bn euros anticipated under the initial arrangement, by 31 December 2012. “This is a message to Greek depositors that there is absolutely no problem for the Greek banking system’s stability within the euro system,” Venizelos said. He said that raising state guarantees to banks had nothing to do with recapitalisation local lenders will need after a Greek debt swap programme is concluded. Shut out of wholesale funding markets since the debt crisis erupted last year, the country’s cash-strapped banks started using a 30bn euro scheme set up earlier this year under which they can issue bonds guaranteed by the state to use as collateral to raise funds. Until now, the scheme had been effectively frozen due to the ECB’s low appetite to take on more Greek debt as collateral for funding. Instead the banks have begun borrowing from the central bank, the Bank of Greece, with ECB blessing as strains on the banking system intensify. CRITICISM Venizelos also announced that all obstacles on the publication of the names of big debtors to the state will be removed after next Friday He also criticised the Radical Left Coaltion (Syriza) by accusing its MEP, Nikos Hountis, of deliberately causing a problem in the country with his questions to the European Commission, particularly with regard to the agreement between Greece and Switzerland on cracking down on tax evasion. Venizelos assessed that the programme that will accompany the loan contract will be signed in January, in the best of cases. “There are no party expediencies and conflicts now, apart from the expediencies of the country. And nobody can play with them,” he said. Source: Athens News
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 26, 2017 – Providenciales – The CDB intends to explore options to support the expansion of the CCRIF- SPC (The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility)- this coming from CDB President Dr. Warren Smith. The company, he states, has proven to be an extremely cost-effective risk transfer vehicle in the Caribbean.The CDB has plans to launch a new integrated sovereign risk management project that Mr. Smith says will “greatly enhance the countries’ ability to take account of the full spectrum of risks that they face and to make the appropriate adjustments to their risk management strategies.”“We’re very pleased to be partnering with CCRIF-SPC on this ground-breaking initiative.” Mr. Smith added.The CEO of CCRIF-SPC Isaac Anthony said that sovereign risk management at the national level considers risk beyond natural disasters and catastrophes.He continued, stating “CCRIF proposes that governments in the region take a more modern approach to risk management. This Project is a call to action, it will impact the way we live now and shape the lives of generations yet to come.”Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) is an insurance company headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The CCRIF has helped many countries in the Caribbean with risk management. It’s first payout was made to the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands in response to damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.#magneticmedianews#cdbriskmanagementproject Related Items:#cdbriskmanagementproject, #magneticmedianews
HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police concluded that reports of a baby’s body left inside a dumpster in Homestead are false.Investigators were called to Coral Grove Apartments after receiving a call regarding a body inside a dumpster in the area of near Southwest Third Street and 13th Avenue, Tuesday morning.A death investigation was launched with its focus on a dumpster near the building.7Skyforce hovered over the area as several crime scene vehicles could be seen parked on the north side of the apartment complex.Officials did not find a baby in the dumpster.Authorities concluded the 911 call they received was incorrect, and no body was discovered.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
IDG prices its leads from $50 per head up to more than $1,000 for the most comprehensive. “IDG is a painfully decentralized organization,” says Cutitta. “Anytime you’re consolidating something as powerful as data, it’s not for the faint of heart. The advantage is that each name is hinged on a strong affinity with one of our brands. We position ourselves away from name-harvesting companies with no affinity.” IDG Connect is also aggressively monetizing its international list. “Many thought that was just a home for broken toys but we’ve leveraged those as even more expensive names,” he says. “When I got here it was, ‘what do we do with these international names give them away?’ Now they are higher priced than domestic.”Cutitta sees social networks as the content asset of the future. “Everybody pays lip service to having one but our job is to find out how you can optimize the content which in this case is the ‘conversation,’” he adds. “In the new world of USER generated peer-to-peer content, a database division with 2 million socially engaged subscribers can suddenly be the largest ‘content producer’ in the company without even publishing an article on lead generation and optimization tools.” VITAL STATS: IDG charges $50 to $1,000+ for its leads. “Lead gen” is the promised land for many publishers but thanks to Frank Cutitta, IDG Connect, the b-to-b giant’s centralized database and resource library, is making it a reality.IDG Connect has about 6 million contacts in it, including about 2 million opt-in, e-mailable names (and growing). The database has contributed to 100 percent business growth to the company and its booming lead generation business over the past three years. IDG built its database two years ago in-house from scratch, leveraging a home-grown database from Computerworld. “It’s given us a significant advantage and a safety net at a time when there’s attrition in other areas,” Cutitta says. “Lead generation is important now—people don’t say, ‘I’m sorry, we’ve got enough leads and we’re cutting back this month.”
News Email Lauryn Hill Added To 2018 Pitchfork Music Fest lauryn-hill-fleet-foxes-round-out-2018-pitchfork-music-fest-lineup Facebook Twitter Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes Round Out 2018 Pitchfork Music Fest Lineup Courtney Barnett, Kelela, Chaka Khan, and more round out the popular Chicago music festival’s lineup Renée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 13, 2018 – 12:07 pm With SXSW in full swing, the 2018 music festival season has officially begun. To add to the excitement, the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival has revealed its full lineup, and it is amazing.Joining previously announced headliner Tame Impala, Pitchfork announced Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill will also receive top billing. Hill will present a special 20th anniversary celebration of her Album Of The Year GRAMMY-winning album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill on the final day of the fest.In addition, Courtney Barnett, Earl Sweatshirt, the War On Drugs, Raphael Saadiq, Kelela, Chaka Khan, DRAM, Syd, Lucy Dacus, Blood Orange, and many more have been added to the three-day event. “Since the festival’s inception, we’ve tried to present the most unique and eclectic musical lineup,” said festival producer Mike Reed in a press release announcing the lineup. “Unlike other festivals, music is always at the forefront, so it’s great to step back and see how diverse and inclusive the music makers and listeners have become. We hopefully do our best to reflect that by simply staying true to our initial ideals.”The 13th annual Pitchfork Music Festival will be held in Chicago’s Union Park from July 20–22. Tickets are available via the festival’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”
The Anchorage School District is trying to decide if 6th graders should be placed in elementary or middle schools. Currently there are some in each. District staff have been weighing the options for more than a year because it impacts future school infrastructure upgrades. They’re also looking at what’s best for the students academically. Download AudioSixth grader Janera Faaaliga enters the deafening lunchroom at Begich Middle School and sits down with her friends.“So you’re all in 6th grade?” I ask the crowd of girls as they finished their pizza and peaches.“Yeah,” they say, almost in unison.“What do you think?”“Good.”“Do you like it better than elementary school?”“Yeah.”“Why?” I ask, trying to prompt somewhat longer answers.“Because we get lockers!”Students eat lunch at Begich Middle School.Lockers are resoundingly the best thing about middle school according to this group and many others. Faaaliga says she wished they had them in elementary school, too.“When we switch for classes, like reading classes in elementary, the person who is sitting in your desk may take something out of your desk,” she recalls from her experiences last year. “And I don’t like that because they’re invading your privacy.”Seventh grader Leola Atkinson agrees–she loves the privacy of middle school and the chance to meet more people. She says she survived learning to open her locker and move between classes.“I think that sixth grade is a good time to move to middle school because I think by 5th grade the elementary schoolers are done with walking in line and no lockers and stuff. So I think it’s good.”Begich Middle School Principal Brian Singleton agrees. He says middle school is developmentally more appropriate for most sixth graders.“I guess, in a nutshell, they have more responsibilities to be independent, even though we support them greatly, which I think is more relevant to their developmental age at this time.”Singleton, who used to work at Government Hill Elementary, says some sixth graders are physically much larger, too, making them look out of place in elementary schools. He says the transition from elementary to middle school is hard for kids who enter both in 6th and 7th grades.“It’s the differences and the change that seem to be more significant rather than how they respond to it based on their age.” But he says giving families options to keep the kids in elementary or move them up is a positive thing.A 2007 study from Duke University shows that kids who stay in elementary school for 6th grade do better academically and have fewer discipline problems. The effects last through 9th grade. The researchers think it’s because impressionable sixth graders in the middle schools were mixed together with older adolescents who are more rebellious.ASD Chief Academic Officer Michael Graham says he was surprised at the national data, but that’s not the only thing the district will consider when making the decision. He says they are also conducting local research, considering the financial impacts of changing the system, and asking community members to weigh in on the questions.“Sixth graders certainly have a lot more opportunities to do some things in middle school,” he says. “But you’re also leaving behind that safe environment where there’s that couple of teachers who know you well, families are well connected, that kind of thing.”Some 6th graders at Lake Otis Elementary, like Tommy Lee, say they think staying in elementary school is a mixed bag.“Yes, because we still get to go outside and all that,” he says. “But, no because I still feel like I’m still a kid inside of elementary, and I want to get to the bigger stuff.”Sixth grader Jesslyn Sene says she’s not sure if she would have been ready for the responsibilities of being a school role model last year, but she likes it now.“You have a lot of responsibilities, but in a way it’s more fun because you have more freedom. Because you get sometimes a longer recess and more field trips. And people kind of look up to you, and that’s a cool thing.”Nevertheless, Sene says she would have rather joined Janera Faaaliga in the middle school hallway. Faaaliga dodges her classmates on her way to her coveted locker.“Here, I’m gonna show you how to open my locker.” She quickly flips open the combination lock like a pro.The tall, grey-blue box is pretty empty.“So… you’re not going to decorate your locker or anything?” I ask.“No, I’m just gonna leave it.”The school board plans to decide the future of Anchorage’s 6th graders by the end of October. They’ll present local data on the 6th grade question during three community meetings this week.
Star Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Divyansha KaushikDirector: Shiva NirvanaProducers: Sahu Garapati, Harish PeddiMusic Director: Gopi Sundar, S. ThamanCinematography: Vishnu SharmaRoles and Performances:Naga Chaitanya has played the role of a heartbroken man named Poorna. And the irresponsibility which comes from being an alcoholic, that pain which comes from a heartbreak are perfectly played by Naga Chaitanya.Divyansha Kaushik’s appearance was limited. Though there was much scope to create the character in a more interesting way, the makers seem to have restricted her role a little.Samantha Akkineni steals the show with her subtle action. Her expressions during emotional scenes and in the climax is to be lauded. Samantha’s comedy timing is perfect too. It seems like the role of Sravani was apt for her.Majili Story-line:Majili, as expected is a story on love, failure, marriage and related emotions. Majili revolves around Poorna (Naga Chaitanya), Sravani (Samantha), and Anshu (Divyansha Kaushik).Poorna is a talented cricketer who is a little impulsive when it comes to the game. He usually gets involved in small-big fights with his co-players.Poorna falls for a girl named Anshu, who is the daughter of a Navy officer. They both get involved in a serious relationship but eventually end up breaking up. It is shown that the situations lead to Poorna’s wedding with Sravani.Sravani who is already in love with Poorna (one-sided love) knows everything about Poorna and his heartbreak. She convinces her parents to get married to Poorna. Post marriage Sravani takes care of everything related to Poorna.Poorna becomes financially dependant on Sravani, though he never allows her to get closer to his heart. Her love for him is unconditional.How Poorna learns about Sravani’s unconditional love, which character makes the couple closer and what happens next is to be watched at the theatres.Technical Aspects:Majili is a well-made movie. It cannot be termed as an extraordinary story, but the feel around the love story was well-established. The screenplay was well-paced and the comedy had some real space. Background music by Thaman was good during the action sequences and cricket playing scenes.The songs by Gopi Sunder are well placed and compliment the emotion that is going on the screen. The production values are good.Final Verdict:Majili is a love story with its flaws. However, the performances by the lead actors make the movie interesting and special. A good watch with the family.
Two motorcyclists were killed as they fell of their bike while trying to save a pedestrian at Mithachhar Bypass in Mirsarai upazila in Chittagong on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased is Zahedul Islam and Farhad Hossain of Saherkhali in the upazila.Assistant sub-inspector Ekramul Haque of Jorarganj highway police outpost said the two motorcyclists died on the spot after they skidded off the bike around 4:00pm while trying to save the passerby.
.US president Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown.Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday called Trump’s offer of temporary protections for about a million immigrants in return for $5.7 billion to fund the wall a “non-starter.””Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat,” Trump tweeted. “She is so petrified of the ‘lefties’ in her party that she has lost control.””…And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting!” he added, in a seemingly gratuitous aside. Pelosi is from San Francisco.The offer also was assailed by prominent anti-immigrant voices, which denounced it as tantamount to amnesty.”No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3 year extension of DACA,” Trump said in another tweet, referring to former president Barack Obama’s program to shield undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.Besides the 700,000 immigrants already enrolled in the so-called DACA or “Dreamers” program, Trump’s proposal would also extend to another 300,000 people who had been protected from deportation under another program.He said that while there would be “no big push” to remove the 11 million people in the country illegally, he warned: ‘but be careful, Nancy!”Vice President Mike Pence, who has been leading the administration’s contacts with members of Congress, said a bill with the president’s proposal would be introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate as early as Tuesday.
July 7, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Should American workers be frightened? According to the Bank of America, robots are likely to be performing 45 percent of manufacturing tasks by 2025; and Oxford University predicts that nearly half of all U.S. jobs will be at high risk of being lost to computers.Related: 4 Sales Strategies to Increase Your Average B2B Deal SizesNot to mention that according to Time, Lyft and General Motors are looking to offer driverless car services in approximately one year — though the recent fatality in a driverless car made by Tesla Motors probably leaves that one up in the air.These dire predictions are troubling for the American worker but perhaps less so for sales professionals who have become accustomed to hearing warnings about their job security for over a century. That’s correct: In 1916, the New York Times headlined an article “Are salesmen needless?” and quoted a marketing expert explaining why societal changes would render the door-to-door salesman obsolete.“Advertising is producing better results than the old method of personal solicitation,” this man said.Fears over technology stealing sales jobs were expressed following the advent of both the phone and the internet. Then, last year, Forrester Research predicted that one million B2B salespeople would become obsolete by 2020, lost to ecommerce.As the CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting, I have seen firsthand, over the last five years, an increase in the number of world-class companies seeking to hire top-performing B2B salespeople.Moreover, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that the employment of sales managers will increase by 8 percent through 2022; and the 2016 Career Builder study predicts sales hiring will increase by 27 percent this year. How many dire predictions will it take before we accept that salespeople will always be critical drivers of business? Here are five reasons you may not be replacing your sales reps with robots anytime soon:1. B2B buyer engagement is at a low.While the benefits of inbound marketing are critical, we are also seeing periods of low buyer engagement. According to recent Gallup research, only 29 percent of B2B customers are engaged, while 60 percent are indifferent and 11 percent are actively disengaged. Revenue won’t grow alongside those low levels of engagement; and involving educated salespeople will improve those numbers.2. Buyers want an educated salesperson.Even with all the advances in technology, when a buyer is about to spend his or her company’s money, and consequently put a job on the line, you can bet that buyer will want to speak to a salesperson. Buyers have questions and concerns; they require customized solutions, want assurances and will undoubtedly try to negotiate — all reasons to employ people, not robots. New research from the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA) also shows that 70 percent of B2B buyers want to engage with salespeople early in the sales process. ITSMA did the research with almost 300 senior executives who were buying complex solutions.In addition, while consumers may be buying well-known products online, they will still want to speak to a human for newer products they are less familiar with. In larger companies, corporate buying committees will also typically request in-person meetings with sellers.3. The need exists for customized solutions.Companies have traditionally structured sales teams to push a particular product or service. Those sales pitches focus heavily on features and benefits. However, with an unprecedented amount of information available through ecommerce, the wants and needs of customers has evolved.Today, there is a growing need for a consultative sales approach. Consultative salespeople do research, ask questions and listen. They provide customized, not generic, solutions based on their findings and discussions. Consultative salespeople are selling a product or service, of course, but they are also developing a relationship. And the relationship is what ultimately affects the account’s long-term health.Related: 7 Psychological Strategies for Mastering Sales Negotiations4. Sales reps help you innovate.Between 1995 and 2013, the top five pharmaceutical companies shed more than 55 percent of their salespeople in the United States. However, in that same time period, new companies such as Google, Dell and Facebook added salespeople, as did companies transitioning to cloud-based solutions.When it comes to familiar products, the need for salespeople may indeed decrease; however, when disruptive technologies or new products are introduced, salespeople are needed to educate, inform and sell. Even as sales jobs decline in some older sectors, they are growing in newer ones.5. Salespeople help align sales and marketing.According to the CSO Insights Sales Performance Optimization study, only one in two companies surveyed said their sales and marketing departments had a formal definition of a qualified lead. While content marketing, SEO and lead generation are critical, good executives will use every cutting edge tool at their disposal, and that includes charismatic salespeople.Those companies that can perfect the buyer’s transition from the marketing to the sales department will beat out their competitors. The bottom line is that technology will enhance and improve the sales process, but it will not replace the need for salespeople. Salespeople are becoming increasingly technologically savvy and learning to use big data and social media to win more business and service clients better. Related: Winning Sales Strategies from National Champion Alabama Roll Tide Football Coach Nick SabanIt’s unlikely that robots can compete. Register Now »
Mexico City, Mexico — The man allegedly responsible for approving the illegal construction of an apartment complex above a school has been arrested after nearly a year on the run.State officials in Mexico City say that Juan Mario Velarde Gámez, the director responsible for the work of the Rébsamen School, was arrested by police in the state of Querétaro.The attorney general’s office confirmed that Velarde Gámez was arrested after 19 children and seven adults were killed in a building collapse during the September 2017 earthquakes in Mexico City. The collapse occurred at the Enrique Rébsamen School in Tlalpan.They say that Velarde Gámez was arrested after a warrant was issued last year. He has been apprehended and sent to the South Male Preventative Prison, where he will remain until his trial.In November 2017, Judge Joel Garduño Venegas had two other directors arrested and imprisoned for similar charges. Juan Apolinar Torales and Juan Mario Velarde Gámez, who are accused of helping the owner Mónica García Villegas, are accused of illegally building an apartment on the top of the school.As a result of the illegal building, 19 students, 13 of whom were minors, and seven adults died after the apartment caused the school to collapse.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more August 14, 2014 — Approximately 70 percent of the recent decline in healthcare spending growth from 2009-2011 was due to the economic downturn, and not to other factors such as health sector responses to the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study published in the August issue of Health Affairs. As the economy recovers, health spending is likely to increase at a faster pace, conclude the authors, David Dranove, Craig Garthwaite and Christopher Ody of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.”The source of the slowdown in healthcare spending growth, and whether this slowdown will continue, has been much debated,” said Dranove, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. “Our analysis shows that the slowdown was mostly due to the sluggish economy, not to structural change in the healthcare sector. The Affordable Care Act may ultimately succeed at reducing costs, but it hasn’t done so yet.”The Northwestern researchers are among the first to pinpoint the effect of the economic slowdown on healthcare spending for the privately-insured, working-age population. They examined private insurance claims data covering 2007-2011 from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), which represents the healthcare spending of nearly 47 million people with employer-sponsored insurance in all 50 states.From 2009-2011, health spending growth for this population slowed by 2.6 percentage points from the previous two years. By calculating the overall decline in employment during this period, the authors predict that health-spending growth would have been 1.8 percentage points higher if the economy had not faltered in 2008. Thus, they concluded that 70 percent of the decline in healthcare spending growth was the result of the stagnant economy.”There has been disagreement over the years as to whether health spending is recession proof. This study shows it’s not,” said Garthwaite, an assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management.The analysis, which focuses on privately-insured individuals, highlights that the slowdown in health spending was not only caused by individuals who lost their jobs and employer-provided health insurance.”Even individuals who retained insurance during the downturn reigned in their health spending. This demonstrates the broad effects of a recession on health spending,” said Garthwaite.The researchers compared health spending in areas of the country affected by the economic downturn with areas that were largely unaffected. Insured people living in the hardest hit areas experienced the smallest increases in health spending.For example, from 2008-2009, Las Vegas — a particularly hard-hit region — experienced a 5.6 percentage point decline in the fraction of residents working. From 2007 to 2011, health spending in Las Vegas increased 5.4 percent. In contrast, Trenton, N.J., saw a 1.6 percentage point decline in the fraction of residents working and a 29 percent increase in health spending.”The majority of Americans have private insurance, so understanding their health spending patterns is critical to understanding what influences national healthcare expenditures,” said HCCI Executive Director David Newman. “Our partnerships with academic researchers like Northwestern are starting to shed light on the forces driving healthcare cost growth and foster solutions that lead to better and more affordable care.”For more information: content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/8/1399.abstract FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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