Proof of climate perils seen in cost for flood fire cleanups safety

first_imgSASKATOON – Canada’s minister for public safety and emergency preparedness has told delegates at an international irrigation and drainage conference that flood and fire losses are costing Canadian taxpayers $1 billion a year.Ralph Goodale also told the 500 delegates at the Saskatoon conference that climate change has resulted in storms that dump a year’s worth of precipitation in a matter of days, followed by severe drought.Goodale said the proof is in the amount of money Ottawa has spent to clean up flood and fire damage under the disaster relief program.He said Canada has spent more in the last five or six years cleaning up after wildfires and floods due to climate change than was spent in the entire previous history of the program stretching back to 1970.Goodale said the challenge for government is having the political will to do something about it over the medium and long terms.But he said government budget-makers are under huge pressure to fund projects that bring quick political gratification rather than build on longer-term objectives.(CJWW)last_img read more

Shifting Brexit date gives mapmakers a headache

first_imgLempdes (France): In or out? The repeated delays to Brexit are a nightmare for map makers and guidebook printers who have to decide how to depict Britain’s relationship with the European Union. “We are completely lost,” said Henri Medori, manager of publisher AEDIS. In a hangar that serves as his firm’s logistic hub in Lempdes, near Clermont-Ferrand in central France, dozens of copies of laminated leaflets on “Europe at 27” rest on boxes. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US They reflect the number of countries that will be part of the EU once Britain finally leaves. “We have at least ten books that have a map of Europe, of the European Union. So it’s a little complicated,” he told AFP. “We have frozen the print run — we will start it as soon as we have certainty about Brexit.” Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but this was delayed to April 12 and now to October 31 amid disagreement in parliament over how to manage the split. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls AEDIS, which has 12 members of staff, was quick to remove Britain from the EU in its publications following the 2016 referendum vote for Brexit. Medori said there was “public pressure” to respond, explaining: “We were challenged by some readers who claimed our maps were wrong by including the UK.” Then other clients complained, in emails that were “sometimes insulting”, saying that technically Britain remains a member of the bloc. “So we added a box explaining Brexit,” he said. But the firm has sold at most 6,000 documents showing Europe as a union of 27 countries, mostly in shops in motorway rest areas. “For a year and a half, we have mostly given up on sales in this area,” Medori said, adding that he had received no guidance from EU institutions. In Britain, the Oxford University Press (OUP) has avoided any radical changes to its maps but it also has to adapt. “We’re monitoring the situation but not making major changes until we have greater clarity,” a spokeswoman told AFP. “But in some cases, we are removing maps if they will simply cause confusion.” In Brussels, at a souvenir shop near the EU’s headquarters, some items showing Britain’s membership will disappear with Brexit. And many of them, such as a badge with the EU and UK flags, are flying off the shelves. “Anything with the UK on it might one day become a collectors’ item,” said manager Tamara Goldstein. She also has a jigsaw puzzle that is selling well, showing the European Union as it will be after Brexit, with “no sign of Britain”. But given the uncertainty — with some politicians in London and Brussels still hoping Brexit might never happen — some items remain unchanged. “It depends on the manufacturers,” said Goldstein. “Some product lines are being stopped because they don’t know how to launch the next edition, without the British.” However she sees some positives in the situation, noting the demand for pro-European goods has shot up in the past few months. “A few years ago, we sold a lot of neutral items,” she said. “Now, clients are asking for more things saying ‘I love Europe’, ‘I’m for Europe’ and ‘I feel European’.”last_img read more

Afghanistan More than half million refugees return so far this year UN

The half million mark was passed this week, with more than 273,000 returning from Iran and over 230,000 from Pakistan, the two principal asylum countries, a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson said. The pace of returns from both countries continues to be strong, and should continue through August as refugees head home for the start of the Afghan school year or as they complete harvests in asylum countries, Jennifer Pagonis told a briefing in Geneva. UNHCR and its partners have also assisted 443,000 internally displaced Afghans return home since 2002. There are still more than 180,000 others, many living in camp-like situations in Kandahar and Heart provinces where they receive assistance. Afghan refugees returning with the agency’s assistance get a travel grant, plus a small cash amount to provide for basic needs on arrival. More than 2.1 million Afghans have returned from Pakistan and over 920,000 from Iran since the programme began. Some 300 other returnees so far this year came from 13 other countries, including India, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Austria. read more

Annan calls Summit draft good although it does not have everything he

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the final draft of a declaration for the World Summit opening tomorrow at United Nations Headquarters in New York as a good instrument he could work with, although he did not get everything he wanted, but he deplored the omission of non-proliferation and disarmament issues.”Obviously we didn’t get everything we wanted, and with 191 Member States it’s not easy to get an agreement,” he told a news conference, citing on the plus side items on development, a peacebuilding commission, a new Human Rights Council, terrorism and the establishment of a democracy fund, while at the same calling some states spoilers.”The big item missing is non-proliferation and disarmament. This is a real disgrace,” he said speaking just minutes after the General Assembly, virtually unanimously approved a resolution sending the draft outcome document to the Summit, which is expected to be the largest ever gathering of global leaders.”We have failed twice this year. We failed at the NPT and we failed now,” he added, referring to a review conference in May on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that ended without substantive agreement.”And I hope the leaders will see this as a real signal for them to pick up the ashes and really show leadership on this important issue when we are all concerned about weapons of mass destruction and possibility that they may even get into the wrong hands.So I will appeal to the leaders who are coming here in the next few days to really step up to the plate and accept the challenge and show leadership on the issue,” he said.Mr. Annan was repeatedly asked if he saw the draft document as a failure after he had appealed to leaders for bold decisions, and not to ‘cherry pick’ among the proposals contained in his report in March ‘In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all.'”I will not dismiss it as easily as you seem to have, indicating that they [the document drafters] have not achieved much,” he told one questioner. “I would have wanted more. All of us would have wanted more.”But we can work with what we have been given and I think it’s an important step forward and we all have to make sure that in translating it into practical and functional terms that we do all our best to really make sure we are giving the organization the effective structure it needs to work,” he added, calling it a success.At another point he said he would have preferred stronger language, adding: “The process was not easy. There were governments that were not willing to make the concessions necessary. There were spoilers also in the group. Let’s be quite honest about that.”He said he had tried to get them to understand that in an interconnected world they need to look at issues in much broader terms rather than narrow national interests and that the collective interest is also the national interest. “I must say that during the process in the last couple of weeks I think some delegations focussed on the trees and missed the forest.”He repeatedly returned to the theme of how difficult it is to reach agreement with such a large membership. He recalled that when he first became Secretary-General in 1997 he was accused of not reforming the UN in six weeks. The Russian ambassador asked him then at a Security Council lunch: “But what are you complaining about, you’ve had more time than God?”And I explained to him that God had one big advantage. He worked alone without a General Assembly and Security Council and the committees,” Mr. Annan said. read more

Telefonica agrees to buy EPlus from KPN in deal to create Germanys

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – Spain’s Telefonica has agreed to buy German mobile unit E-Plus from Dutch telecommunications company Royal KPN NV for 5 billion euros ($6.58 billion) plus shares, a deal that would create Germany’s biggest cellphone operator in terms of customers.The proposed deal announced Tuesday would bring together E-Plus, currently Germany’s No. 3 operator with 23.4 million customers, with O2 — the fourth-biggest, which is already owned by Telefonica and has 19.3 million customers.Telefonica’s German unit, Telefonica Deutschland, said it expects savings of between 5 billion and 5.5 billion euros, and will benefit from combining the two companies’ distribution and customer service functions and networks.The plan foresees KPN getting a total of 5 billion euros in cash and a 17.6 per cent stake in Telefonica Deutschland, the Dutch company said, adding that the transaction values E-Plus at 8.1 billion euros.The deal is subject to shareholder and antitrust approval. The companies expect the transaction to close in mid-2014.Germany’s biggest mobile operator at present is Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile, which serves some 36.6 million people; Vodafone is second with 33.9 million customers. The combination of E-Plus and O2 would have nearly 43 million; Telefonica put their combined revenues last year at 8.6 billion euros.“This transaction is a strong commitment to the German market and a significant step in Telefonica’s growth story — providing us with a leading position within the strongest economy in Europe,” Eva Castillo, the chairwoman of Telefonica Deutschland’s supervisory board and the chief executive of Telefonica Europe.The German economy is Europe’s biggest and has continued to grow even as countries across large parts of Europe struggle with public debt and recessions.Telefonica has mobile and fixed-line operations across Europe and Latin America. The company said the German deal would make it Europe’s second-biggest operator in terms of cellphone customers.Telefonica, which has been working to reduce its debt, noted that “this transaction will mainly be financed via financial instruments, which will enable to maintain Telefonica’s leverage ratio stable.”The announcement came as KPN said its second-quarter net profit fell to 108 million euros, down 68 per cent from the same period a year ago due to tough market conditions for its mobile phone operations and an ongoing decline in fixed-line services.KPN said its revenues in the second quarter dropped 8 per cent to 2.9 billion euros from 3.2 billion euros a year earlier. CEO Eelco Blok said the company will now “focus on its core geographies,” and the company said it will use most of the cash from the sale to “increase its financial flexibility.”KPN shares were up 5.3 per cent compared with Monday’s close at 1.90 euros. The deal also sent Telefonica’s shares 2.4 per cent higher to 10.31 euros in early trading in Madrid.In Germany, rival Deutsche Telekom — which will face one fewer competitor if the deal goes through — was one of the biggest winners on Frankfurt’s DAX index of blue chip stocks. Its shares climbed 1.8 per cent to 9.35 euros. by Geir Moulson, The Associated Press Posted Jul 23, 2013 2:18 am MDT Telefonica agrees to buy E-Plus from KPN in deal to create Germany’s biggest mobile operator read more

SMMT Update – 10 August 2012

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Groups warn about witch hunt against Roma

first_imgA GROUP HAS warned about a ‘witch hunt’ against Roma in Ireland after two children were taken from Roma families over concerns about their identities.Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre said that there is a “real danger” that State action based solely on the basis of appearance could create the conditions for an increase in racism and discrimination against the Roma community living here.A spokesperson for the group warned against persecution “against a vulnerable community and old stereotypes of an entire community being propagated in the media coverage”.“Actions by the State need to be evidence-based and due process needs to be accorded to all communities living in Ireland,” the statement said.DNA tests are being carried out on a 7-year-old girl who was placed in HSE care on Monday after being removed from her family home in Tallaght over concerns that she was not related to the couple who say they are her biological parents.In a separate case today, a 2-year-old boy was reunited with his family after being removed by gardaí over concerns over his identity.In relation to the case in  Tallaght, Pavee Point said that the case “should be dealt with according to standard HSE/Garda procedures and the best interests of the child need to be prioritised”.Racial profilingSeparately, the Immigrant Council of Ireland said the cases have raised questions about whether minorities are being subjected to ‘excessive attention’ from Gardaí and public services.The head of the Immigrant Council Denise Charlton said the Government needs to make clear what procedures are in place in public services to stop racial profiling from happening.“The placing of two children from the Roma community into care comes just one week after the Government announced that people from abroad would account for a disproportionate 50 per cent of social welfare checks as part of a new crackdown on fraud,” said Charlton.“Any targeting of an individual community for such scrutiny, on the basis of unfounded perceptions that they are more likely than others to break the law, is wrong,” she said.Read: Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone > Read: DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family >last_img read more

Pheromone Lab creates Lego robot hand to stresstest iPad camera app

first_imgThe crew of developers over at the Montreal-based Pheromone Lab was recently greeted with a daunting task. After creating a stop-motion animation iPad app for a client, naturally, the client wanted to make sure there were no problems after the nth use. The client asked the Pheromone team to test it by manually taking between 10,000 and 15,000 photos. As Pheromone’s Jon Masse says on the company’s blog, “who really wants to sit and manually take 10,000 photos?”The group decided to build something that they could simply turn on and leave alone to snap the thousands of photos while they continued working on other important tasks. Yes, they needed to find their “drinking bird” — something other than an intern that would monotonously and repeatedly press a button for them. The team turned to Lego bricks for the answer.Using a Lego Mindstorm kit, a cardboard box, and a few borrowed capacitive styluses, a Lego robot hand was created. The robot sits on Masse’s desk and simply pushes the stationary iPad’s photo button with a stylus that more or less conducts electricity in a similar way as that of a human finger. The stylus is pushed by tiny Lego gears, which then hits the app’s photo button and clicks the photo.Time is money, and if one of the developers at Pheromone was forced to spend hours upon hours pushing a button, it wouldn’t exactly be very cost effective. Clearly, these guys know how to think outside of the box. Not only did the crew at Pheromone solve a problem for their client, but the video below will surely get other companies calling up the developer for its innovative ideas.Read more at Pheromone Lablast_img read more

19 of the very best moments from the Late Late Toy Show

first_img19 of the very best moments from the Late Late Toy Show It’s officially Christmas. By Emer McLysaght 4. The Lost Boys performanceWE WEREN’T CRYING, YOU WERE CRYING. Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube6. The Ballyfermot palsSarah and Lexie have been friends for seven years (since they were born, ACTUALLY, Ryan) and they were on the Toy Show to show off the small doll selection.They school Ryan on where’s good to go on dates (Nandos and Eddie Rockets) and were just gorgeous. Friends for life.7. When Tubs was sorted into HufflepuffStinger. Source: Naomi Brophy/Twitter 30 Comments 19. This little lad dancingGiving it all he had.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! The Sorting Hat from Harry Potter – Ryan got Hufflepuff. There he was thinking he was Gryffindor! #LateLateToyShow— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 2, 2016 15. Katherine’s little face when Ryan told her she’d received a letter from Michael DUltimate goal: Receive a letter from Michael D.16. When Evan met JamieNot only did nine-year-old Galway boy Evan Hoban get to meet his hero Jamie Heaslip, he also got a very special souvenir… Heaslip’s own jersey from the game against Australia. Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube17. When Charlie met RoryAnother very special moment when Rory McIlroy’s biggest fan got the shock of his life.18. The Benhaffaf twinsCork twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf celebrated their seventh birthday with a spot in the ‘wheelies’ segment of the show. Absolutely flying they were. #ToyShowBingo All jokes aside magical moments on the #LateLateToyShow – amazing to see the twins there 7 years later #whatmatters— Lizzie Falconer (@lizziefalc) December 2, 2016 Beibhinn also had little time for Ryan’s carry on.3. Alex from BundoranLittle Alex from Bundoran melted everyone’s hearts with his fairy doors and his ‘worry board’ that appears to vanishes away nasty things like nightmares and baddies. Short URL 8. When Edie made Ryan smell her blankie“SMELL IT”9. Aaron’s amazing pipesMan alive could this boy hold a tune. Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube10. The audience going hell for leather at the free mince pies11. Darragh and his pet lambThis absolute dote from Co Down schooled Ryan on the workings of a farm and told us about all the meat you can get from cows.But then he told us about his pet lamb Tara, who was… sent to the factory. Oh.All was quickly forgotten though as he broke into the most adorable version of Hit The Diff known to man, which quickly became an absolutely sterling country music medley. Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube13. This man14. Or indeed that woman Dec 3rd 2016, 12:43 AM Source: Richard Cantwell/Twitter Source: Lizzie Falconer/Twittercenter_img Source: Stephen Martin/Twitter WELL, THAT’S THAT over for another year.Let’s recap on some of the most wonderful moments.1. That opening numberDancing monkeys, giant elephants, Tubs in a massive-arsed bear costume. Colour us impressed. Source: The Late Late Show/YouTubeShoutout to the students of IADT Dun Laoghaire who made the great costumes.2. Beibhinn and her diabetes dollBeibhinn has diabetes herself so the doll is a welcome addition to her toy collection. Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 12:43 AM Source: The Late Late Show/Twitter This kid is better at endocrinology than me already #LateLateToyShow— Naomi Smith (@naomibsf) December 2, 2016 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Share33 Tweet Email I need one of those worry boards for when I wake up the next morning after a blackout on the cider.#LateLateToyShow— Stephen Martin (@Ste_Martin83) December 2, 2016 44,108 Views My Diabetic son is suddenly charmed. #LateLateToyShow— Richard Cantwell (@ManAboutCouch) December 2, 2016 Add us: dailyedge Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Rick and Morty Manages to Make Rick and Jerry into Something Watchable

first_imgStay on target While it’s not a deconstruction of childhood trauma like the season premiere, or a morality play on the importance of therapy and the consequences of avoidance like “Pickle Rick,” last night’s Rick and Morty was a refreshing twist on the series’s most basic formula. Rick drags an unsuspecting Smith (in this case Jerry, instead of Morty) out of bed for an intergalactic adventure. It wasn’t just a new take on Rick and Morty‘s format, though. ” The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy” gave each character a chance to show how they’ve grown since season one. And yes, that includes Jerry.Last week’s episode was all about how Morty has gotten too good at dealing with Rick’s antics. This week explored his effect on the rest of the family. For Jerry’s part, his exceptionally sad life is interrupted when Rick drags him off on a sci-fi adventure. It’s everything we love about Rick and Morty. Jerry is taken to a strange, high-concept sci-fi world. In this case, it’s a resort covered by an immortality field. The concept is then taken to its logical and hilarious extremes, as we see what people do when they can’t die. Children shoot each other, which as Jerry rightly points out, is still bad parenting.The assistant manager of the resort approaches Jerry with a plan to kill Rick. There’s a ride called the Whirly Dirly, which briefly leaves the immortality field. Jerry agrees, after being convinced that he’ll be able to get his family back if Rick isn’t in the picture. At this point, the episode is still getting going, and Jerry sucks as much as he ever has. This episode is all about getting Jerry to the point where he can grow. It’s about making him more than the eternal sad sack. Jerry backs out of the arrangement when Rick apologizes for getting him kicked out, and promises to put in a good word with Beth when they get back home. Unfortunately, by that point, it’s too late, and the ride has started.Jerry is surprisingly useful in this scene, helping Rick fight off his would-be assassins. As you’d expect though, his knowledge of where on the ride someone can be killed raises a red flag for Rick. The whole story comes out, and Rick is pissed. Oh, and in the process of fighting off the assassins, they break the immortality field and one of the kids shoots the other. See? Bad parenting. Even Jerry can be right sometimes. Also, this is probably the only show that can make child murder as funny as it is here.(Via Adult Swim)There’s some really interesting character work going on with Jerry here. Rick backs him into an alien snake-thing who starts to devour him alive. Rick let’s Jerry think he’s going to die, but really, Rick just needs a nervous living organism covered in snake juice. Why? To attract a monster they can ride to a spaceport. Here, Rick points out that Jerry is more than just a sad sack. His pathetic existence isn’t a weakness, it’s his strength. “You act like prey, but you’re a predator,” Rick says. Jerry uses his weak exterior to get people to feel sorry for him. That’s how he survives. That’s how he gets people to hire, have sex with and marry him. We also learn that Rick hates Jerry because of how his daughter’s life turned out. Beth is Rick’s daughter, and thanks to Jerry, all that potential is wasted. (Also, 20 cc’s of dream killer is a hilarious and disgusting way to describe teenage pregnancy.) It’s a new layer to Jerry and Rick’s relationship that hasn’t been explored yet. It’s also laying the groundwork for Jerry to become more than the put-upon boring dad. Jerry’s character finally has some depth to him. He still sucks, but there’s so much more the show can do with him now.The show also makes a smart decision to incapacitate Rick, forcing Jerry to at least try to act as a hero. At the spaceport, Rick is injected with a serum that prevents unstable thoughts. It also renders him completely stupid and useless. When the assistant manager of the resort shows up and tries to kill Rick, Jerry is forced to act. It doesn’t go well, but he accidentally destroys their ship’s wormhole shield. As the ship warps through space, Jerry, the manager, and Rick’s minds meld together in a trippy, beautifully-animated and highly disturbing sequence. Their minds live a thousand lifetimes, but their bodies only age a few minutes. This also allows Rick to regain his higher functions and shoot the assistant manager in the head. The result of all this: Jerry has now seen that he doesn’t have to be an eternal loser. He doesn’t have to play meek to get ahead in the world. By the end of the episode, he’s made a decision to change. It’s not going to happen right away. He still sucks at the end of all this, but he’s now capable of sucking less. That’s actually a pretty big deal.(via Adult Swim)That’s been the best part of this season of Rick and Morty, is seeing how much the characters have grown since season one. Summer, displaying traits of both her parents, tries to solve her problems by using one of Rick’s machines. After her boyfriend dumps her for someone else, she tries to make her breasts bigger, leading to a sequence of increasingly disturbing body horror. This is where Morty realizes that his mother is just like Rick. She’s stubborn and determined to be the hero even if it results in turning her daughter inside out. But the beauty of Rick and Morty is that these characters ultimately do care about each other, and solve their problems in loving, if unconventional ways. Beth turns herself inside out to comfort Summer, while Morty uses the machine to inflict some body horror on Summer’s ex. Morty’s quiet menace in his final scene is great, revealing a scary side we rarely see from him. This family is growing closer together in its own weird way. Now, Jerry has to figure out how to grow with them.(Via Adult Swim)This episode of Rick and Morty didn’t quite reach the highs that the rest of the season has so far, but it was still probably the best thing on TV last night. It took a classic Rick and Morty story structure and gave it a fun, new twist. The Rick and Jerry adventure turned out to be not only watchable, but necessary. Despite the season opening with Jerry getting kicked out of the house, the series isn’t entirely done with him yet. If he’s going to grow and change along with the rest of the family, the series needs us to like him. We’re not quite there yet, but we’re a lot closer than we were before this episode happened.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetToy Tuesday: The Schwiftiest ‘Rick & Morty’ Toys last_img read more

Low aiming to stop South Koreas counterattacks

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low believes that South Korea poses a dangerous threat on the counter-attack that must be neutralised if they are to progress to the knockout stages of the World CupFollowing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos’ dramatic late winner for Germany in their 2-1 win over Sweden last weekend, hopes of becoming the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962 are alive once more for Low’s side.Die Mannschaft must now defeat South Korea by two or more goals or better Sweden’s result to ensure progress to the last 16.South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has already hinted that they will be using a counter-attack strategy with players like Son Heung-min expected to play a prominent role today.“South Korea don’t only have Son, but they also have other players who are able to execute fast break chances,” said Low, according to Yonhap News.“South Korea have two or three players who can quickly counter-attack, so that will be our test.”Ensuring that there are no mistakes made in the midfield will be a key part of Low’s game plan.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“If we lose the ball, the opponents can go deep and open space,” he said.“I hope we don’t lose the ball like we did in previous matches.”If Germany fails to win, then they must hope that Sweden either draw or lose their final Group F game against leaders Mexico.If both teams draw, then the side with the higher-scoring game will finish second.But if they finish with the same scoreline, then Germany will progress due to a superior head-to-head – on the back of last Saturday’s win.The match between Germany and South Korea will take place at the Kazan Arena at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Why No Ones Gonna Buy Your Blog

first_imgI’m on the record here as being in favor of hiring awayother people’s bloggers (“Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Blogger”) and there was an entertaining Internet dust-up thisweek about the next logical step: whether or not big media companies should buybig blogs. The recap:JeffSegal on thinks that media companies should steer clearof buying blogs right now because of some obvious risks. Blogs are tough to value, dependent onwriters with individual fan bases and also notoriously faddish. On top of that, he takes a gratuitous swingat Gawker.FelixSalmon at Portfolio mag’s Market Movers blog thinks that Segal is”hilariously off base” and “utterly clueless.”He sees plenty of comparable transactions (Engadget, Freakonomics) and thebig blogs have good, old-fashioned revenue as a starting point forvaluations. He also points out that manybig blogs (including Gawker) have thrived after the departure of their foundingeditors. Salmon says that acquisitiondiscussions are going on all the time and, once buyers’ and sellers’ priceexpectations cross, we’ll start seeing some big blog acquisitions. Gawker itself chimes in with hastilycomposed rundown of the reasons why a few of the biggest blogs will never beacquired. Gawker: toooutsider-y. TechCrunch: really just oneguy. BoingBoing: really just three guysand a gal. alreadyacquired.Based on my experience over the past six month, Segal comesclosest to the crux of the current M&A market: e-media companies (including blogs) do have estimablevaluations, but those valuations are too flippin’ high. Like1999 high. More than one company has recently expressed to me thattheir value expectation starts at “$10-20 per unique visitor” and goes up fromthere. In this environment, traditionalmedia players have a couple of options:1. Getin on the land grab. Discovery Networksis a great example of this, with their Treehuggerand HowStuffWorksacquisitions. Valuations be damned, ifyou’re a multi-billion dollar cable network about to go public, you can pay upfor these properties and accelerate your online strategy to light speed.2. Investin your own site instead. Most people Italk to (who are not multi-billion dollar cable networks) think that valuationshave to come down. In the meantime, ifyou have a sub-$15 CPM, you’re likely to get a better return on a $5 millioninvestment in your in-house product than the same money spent on a site with300,000 to 500,000 uniques.So Segal ends up being laughably wrong on all the specificsbut right on the recommendation. Everybodybut the deepest pockets probably has to wait for valuations to come down.last_img read more

AutoWeek Cuts Frequency

first_imgAutoWeek no longer will be a weekly magazine. Publisher Crain Communications has reduced its frequency to biweekly effective with the January 5, 2009 issue.“Modifying the frequency of the magazine’s distribution allows us to focus on more comprehensive editorial features and vehicle reviews,” said AutoWeek vice president and publish KC Crain. “At the same time, we’ll be enhancing our ability to deliver the best automotive lifestyle content through the magazine and on” AutoWeek’s frequency reduction comes during a perilous time for the auto industry. According to custom automotive statistical data provider Autodata Corp., there were 838, 156 light vehicle sales in October, down 31.9 percent from the same period in 2007. Year-to-date, sales are down 14.6 percent.Through the first nine months, the automotive advertising category suffered the most severe declines, according to the Publishers Information Bureau, with pages falling 23.6 percent and estimated revenue dropping 19.9 percent. AutoWeek—which has a circulation of 259,000—saw ad pages fall 7.1 percent through the first nine months.last_img read more

Watch the Stranger Things cast play their own video game

first_img Turo $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Comments See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos 7 1 Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See It Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See at Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $299 at Amazon See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $155 at Google Express $59 at eBay 59 Photos Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Stranger Things season 3: Everything to know Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Share your voice $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500.center_img Tags Rylo $210 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET The Cheapskate Apple iPhone XS Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. If you want more behind-the-scenes fun with the young cast, Netflix also released a video that shows the actors giving a tour of their Atlanta set.Stranger Things 3: The Game is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac via Steam.  An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Three main members of the Stranger Things cast tackled their own show’s video game on Friday, just a day after season 3 came out on Netflix. (Warning: The gameplay in the above video contains some spoilers for season 3.)Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers; Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler; and Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, sat down to tackle Stranger Things 3: The Game.”I got a baseball bat that’s bigger than my body,” Wolfhard exclaims. Later, he and Brown, whose characters have a romantic relationship on the show, try to make their characters kiss.  Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays TV and Movies Video Games Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Netflix,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $60 at Best Buy See it Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Turo Sprint Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Now playing: Watch this: I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET Comments Read the Rylo camera preview Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 2:33 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $6 at Tidal Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It Amazonlast_img read more

iHeartMedia and OZY Media Announce Multiyear Multiplatform Partnership

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 iHeartMedia and online news publication OZY Media today announced a creative multiyear partnership. The pact will combine OZY Media’s news and storytelling capabilities with iHeartMedia’s national cross-platform network to reach potentially hundreds of millions of consumers across the country.Beginning today, OZY stories — which range from politics and culture to technology and sports — will be featured in iHeartMedia’s morning shows across 150 markets in the U.S. The new partnership also includes promotion across iHeartMedia’s multiplatform network including radio, digital, social and live events.“We are impressed with OZY’s rapid growth, diverse content and versatility across platforms, especially in today’s competitive media landscape,” said Joe Robinson, President of Ventures for iHeartMedia. “We are excited to partner with OZY, and with our massive reach of a quarter of a billion listeners a month across the country, this partnership gives us the opportunity to share even more critical news and information with our diverse audience.”center_img iHeart and OZY will work together to co-produce iHeartRadio Original podcasts and develop shared revenue opportunities for advertisers. iHeartMedia is the largest publisher of podcasts in the country and its iHeartRadio Podcast Network has more than 630 original shows.In addition, OZY Media’s hit podcast series “The Thread,” which takes listeners through nearly a century of great American stories, will join iHeartRadio.“OZY wants to be everywhere you are, so what better company to partner with then iHeartMedia which reaches more than 90 percent of Americans a month” said Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of OZY Media.OZY Media recently announced their third primetime television series with PBS, “Breaking Big,” profiling 12 celebrities and influencers.last_img read more

Windstars new video series designed to help agents sell more

first_img Share Windstar’s new video series designed to help agents sell more SEATTLE — Windstar Cruises has unveiled a new video series that showcases its intimate ships, culinary program and welcoming culture as seen through the eyes of its crew.Featuring stunning visuals and unscripted soundbites from Windstar employees, including Corporate Executive Chef Graeme Cockburn and Destination Manager James Anderson Smith, the videos are meant to demonstrate how Windstar is different from other cruise lines.All videos can be viewed at“Windstar is passionate about delivering a more rewarding, more authentic experience for world travellers,” said Windstar President John Delaney. “We believe that cultural exploration is best achieved on smaller ships that allow for greater access to local sites and more freedom to interact with the people who live there, as well as fellow passengers, setting us apart from typical cruise lines. Who better to communicate that story than our staff? These new videos reflect what Windstar is about, and our guests will be delighted to see some of their favorite crew members as the stars of that story.”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe videos were launched as part of Windstar’s ‘Star Promise’, a multi-faceted program aimed at making an agent’s job of selling Windstar easier through tools and sales support, including its newly redesigned Star Specialist Program, agent appreciation and its monthly webinar series. Other agent tools and incentives include the Star Groups Program, which makes it easier to attain tour conductor credits, and an exclusive $50 shipboard credit for agents.Windstar’s Travel Agent Hub has also been recently redesigned and can be found at“As our most important partner, we want to make sure you get the support you need,” reads a statement about travel agents on the company’s website. “Your success is our success and all of us at Windstar Cruises strive to deliver what you want and need.” Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Tags: Windstar Cruiseslast_img read more

Syrian rebels accused of executions other abuses

first_imgNevertheless, summary executions committed by rebel forces _ albeit on a far smaller scale than the regime’s alleged atrocities _ put the West in a difficult position as it seeks to persuade Russia and China to stop blocking tough U.N. action against Assad.“In the areas they control the rebels bear responsibility for preventing acts of revenge and violence against defenseless persons,” German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Wednesday. “We clearly expect them to be aware of this responsibility.”Representatives of the Free Syrian Army, the Turkey-based umbrella group of Syrian rebels, acknowledged that the executions shown in the video were wrong but said the rebels, unlike Assad’s forces, do not attack ordinary civilians.“The Free Syrian Army does not attack civilians,” said spokesman Ahmed Kassaem. “We do not support killings and are not Sadists like the regime.”Activists said those shown killed in the video were not ordinary citizens, but rather Assad loyalists who had killed rebel fighters and intimidated peaceful protesters.Opposition activists filter most information about the rebels sent outside the country, making it hard to get an accurate picture. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The AP reporter counted almost two dozen rebel groups operating with little or no clear command structure. Some were more brutal than others. And there are doubtless countless of others who answer to nobody but themselves.It is therefore difficult to call anybody to account for the increasingly ugly sectarian nature of Syria’s conflict, where an opposition largely based among the country’s Sunni majority has risen up against Assad’s regime, which is dominated by members of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.Many Iraqi Shiites, streaming back to their homeland in the past month to escape the war in Syria, reported a rash of attacks against their community, apparently by Sunni rebel gunmen.In July alone, 23 Iraqi Shiites have been killed in Syria, some of them beheaded, according to the Washington-based Shiite Rights Watch. In one gruesome case, the U.N. said an Iraqi family of seven was killed at gunpoint in their Damascus apartment.The motives for the attacks on Iraqis are unclear. They may be revenge against any Iraqi because the Shiite-led Iraqi government is seen as siding with Assad. They may also be fueled by sectarian hatreds, with resentment of Syria’s Alawite leadership flaring into anger at Shiites. An Associated Press reporter who spent two weeks with rebels in northern Syria in June found little evidence of rebel attacks on civilians, but the rebels were often merciless with regime troops and Assad loyalists. Some boasted freely about sending captured soldiers or loyalists deemed as collaborators “to Cyprus,” which the rebels use as a euphemism for execution usually by gunfire.Human rights groups have long documented reports of extrajudicial executions by people on both sides of the conflict, along with kidnappings, detentions, and widespread torture. As they gain confidence and more territory, however, rebel fighters appear to be increasingly resorting to these tactics.In another video, posted Thursday, a group of about nine prisoners stand against a wall with their hands behind their backs, captured by rebels after they seized a police station in the embattled city of Aleppo. A rebel fighter says they would be put on trial in front of a Sharia (religious) court made up of “honorable judges.”The authenticity of the videos could not be independently verified.The Syrian uprising began in March 2011 with largely peaceful protests but has since morphed into an insurgency and civil war. Activists say the conflict has already killed more than 19,000 people _ a figure which may soar with reports that foreign jihadists and extremists are streaming into Syria to join the fight against the regime. The video, which surfaced online this week, is fueling concerns that opposition fighters are capable of brutality that matches that of the regime they are seeking to topple _ a charge that could badly damage the rebellion’s ability to claim the moral high ground in the Syrian civil war.As rebels gain more territory and a multitude of militias, jihadists and criminals join the fight against Assad, reports of serious human rights abuses committed by armed opposition elements are on the rise.“As the Free Syrian Army and armed opposition gain more ground control, they are at a crossroad,” said Nadim Houry, researcher at the New York based Human Rights Watch.“They can either go down the route of revenge and killings and replicate the behavior that we have seen by pro-government forces, or take a genuine decision showing that what they’re fighting for is not just about revenge but about human rights and justice,” he said.The video sparked international condemnation, including a rare rebuke of rebel tactics from the Obama administration on Thursday.“This is abhorrent and inconsistent with the type of struggle for freedom and a new Syria that the broad opposition is looking for,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters. Nevertheless, the rebels’ main targets are not Iraqis, but rather Syrian security forces and regime loyalists. And the main battleground is now the country’s largest city, Aleppo, where the new video of summary executions was shot.According to activists, the executed prisoners were members of the powerful Barri clan, which has long had close ties to the Syrian government. Among them was the clan’s leader, Ali Zinelabedine Barri, known as Zeino.An earlier video shows Zeino sitting on the ground among a group of other prisoners, wearing only black underwear, with blood seeping from above one of his eye. The narrator says the prisoners had been terrorizing residents and earlier in the day killed 15 members of the “Brigade of Unification,” the main group of rebel fighters in Aleppo.A local activist who goes by the name of Abu Adel confirmed the executions, saying they took place on Tuesday at the courtyard of a school after major fighting between the FSA and members of the Barri clan in Aleppo’s Bab al-Neyrab district.The Barri clan, which Adel said numbers in the few thousands, were known to be hard-core regime loyalists and for months had intimidated residents who took part in peaceful anti-government protests. He said they were outlaws, drug dealers and “very well armed.” New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) – The unsteady, hand-held video shows several bloodied prisoners, one in boxer shorts, being led into a noisy outdoor crowd and placed against a wall. The prisoners crouch and seem to avert their eyes as men carrying assault rifles shout slogans and take aim. The gunfire lasts for more than 30 seconds.The international community has accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces of war crimes, but the gunmen in this gruesome video were rebels. Their slogans: “Free Syrian Army Forever!” and “God is Great!” Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Ventrell said the U.S. was encouraged that opposition commanders have condemned abuses, but stressed that “summary executions committed by any party are abhorrent and inconsistent with international law, and those responsible must be held to account.”Separately, Ventrell also criticized what he described as another “massacre” by Assad’s forces, this time in the Damascus suburb of Yalda. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said civilians were killed execution-style with gunshots to their heads or necks. They said the killings took place in the victims’ homes, basements and gardens.“It is the Assad regime and Assad’s forces that have perpetrated the overwhelming amount of violence in Syria, that are responsible for the overwhelming number of civilian casualties,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.Assad’s regime stands accused of a number of massacres in which hundreds of civilians, including women and children, were killed. The Syrian government blames gunmen driven by a foreign agenda for the killings, but the U.N. and other witnesses have confirmed that at least some were carried out by pro-regime vigilante groups, known as shabiha. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your life 4 must play golf courses in Arizona “Everyone in Aleppo hates them,” Adel said, adding that they were given a “trial” before they were gunned down. “I wish it didn’t happen, but the rebels are human after all. Sometimes it’s hard to control people. We should understand their motives.”In a nod to criticism of rebel brutality, Abdel Razzaq Tlass, leader of the Farouk Brigade of the Free Syrian Army in central Homs province, pledged that his group would comply with Geneva conventions and treat captives according to international law.“We are revolting against a barbarous regime that always tortured and treated detainees and arrestees in brutal ways that led to the death of many,” Tlass said. “That’s why we can never adopt the behavior of that very entity that we are revolting against.”Tlass made his pledge in a video that was posted on Monday _ a day before the Aleppo executions.___Associated Press writers Bradley Klapper and Ben Feller in Washington, Frank Jordans in Berlin and Bassem Mroue in Hatay, Turkey contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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