Jet Airways shares plummet 41 pc as company lands in NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: Jet Airways’ shares faced massive drubbing Tuesday and tumbled nearly 41 per cent after State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders decided to send the grounded airline to the National Company Law Tribunal. The scrip plummeted 40.78 per cent to close at Rs 40.45 on the BSE. During the day, it tanked 52.78 per cent to hit an all-time low of Rs 32.25. On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares plunged 40.78 per cent to close at Rs 40.50 apiece. During the day, it dropped 53.72 per cent to a record low of Rs 31.65. On the traded volume front, 60.53 lakh shares of the company were traded on the BSE and over four crore shares on the NSE during the day. This the 12th consecutive trading day fall for Jet Airways and the scrip has plunged over 73 per cent during this time, wiping out Rs 1,253.5 crore from its market valuation, on the BSE. Harried bankers Monday decided against an outright sale of Jet Airways to the lone bidder and instead voted to send it for bankruptcy to recover their Rs 8,000 crore dues. The once-largest private sector airline, started over 25 years ago, stopped flying in April after it ran out of cash and the unpaid lessors took away most of its 100-odd operational aircraft. After a meeting of the 26 lenders on Monday, SBI in a statement said that “after due deliberations, the lenders have decided to seek resolution for Jet Airways under the bankruptcy code since only a conditional bid was received”. The decision of the lenders to seek bankruptcy process through the NCLT came exactly two months after the airline stopped flying on April 17 after being on the fringe since last July. The scrip has also been on a backfoot following announcement that stock exchanges will impose restrictions on trading in Jet Airways’ shares from June 28 as part of preventive surveillance measures to curb excessive volatility, according to a circular issued last week.last_img read more

Timeline of the fall and rise of Patrick Brown

first_imgTORONTO – A timeline of events related to the Patrick Brown scandal and his political comeback:Jan. 24, 2018: Brown denies a pending news report about sexual misconduct when he was a federal MP.Jan. 25: Brown says he will step down as Progressive Conservative party leader to focus on clearing his name.Jan. 29: Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, brother of the notorious late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, declares his candidacy for the party leadership.Feb. 6: Brown breaks silence in a tweet reaffirming his denial of sexual misconduct and says the “truth will come out.”Feb. 9: Brown says in a PostMedia interview that he’s contemplating legal action for the ”absolute lies” said about him.Feb. 11: Brown publishes the first of several Facebook posts in which he vows to clear his name and questions the credibility of his women accusers.Feb. 16: Interim Progressive Conservative leader Vic Fedeli says Brown has been kicked out of the caucus. Brown joins leadership race at last minute.Feb. 21: The party gives Brown green light to contest leadership.Feb. 24: Brown files a notice of libel against CTV News.Feb. 26: Brown withdraws from the leadership race.July 3: Brown announces his candidacy for regional chair of Peel Region.July 27: Premier Doug Ford announces cancellation of elections for regional chair in Peel. Brown announces mayoralty bid for Brampton.Oct. 22. Brown is elected mayor of Brampton.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Take a look at how the actors compare to the real-life royals below. Fitz-Henley is an uncanny Markle but we’re not as sold on Laura Mitchell’s Kate Middleton.Left: Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton. Right: Kate Middleton during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012. A week before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 19, 2018, Lifetime will release Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. The film, airing on May 13, kicks off with the fated meeting between Harry and Markle after they were set up by a friend, and follows the courtship from a hidden secret in Toronto to a public spectacle in London.The film, which was shot in British Columbia, wrapped earlier this week. “I got to take a look inside the life of a woman and a relationship I quickly came to admire and claim as inspirations,” Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Markle, wrote on Instagram on Sunday. The cast is rounded out with Steve Coulter playing Prince Charles and Bonnie Soper as Princess Diana. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

US and Canadian negotiators have frank talks on Columbia River Treaty

WASHINGTON — A British Columbia cabinet minister monitoring negotiations with the United States over the future of the expiring Columbia River Treaty says talks have been “frank” around operations and benefits.The treaty covers the three dams that were placed on the Columbia River in B.C. for flood control down river in Washington and Oregon. In return for the dams, Canada received half of the electricity generated from the project.When treaty negotiations began last year, the Americans said the electricity entitlement for Canada is too large and they want to add environmental measures to the agreement, allowing them to increase water flow to protect salmon habitat.Katrine Conroy, the B.C. cabinet minister responsible for the treaty, says everything is on the table, including reducing Canada’s electricity entitlement and cutting downstream benefits to the United States.She says the talks have now advanced on the topics of flood-risk management and hydropower co-ordination.Conroy says there has been some frank conversations about operations and benefits that are on both sides of the border.“I know from our perspective, the operations on this side are incredibly important, especially the lake levels in both east and west Kootenay. It’s always an issue for people on this side of the basin,” she says.The fifth round of negotiations took place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday, for the treaty that was ratified in 1964.Conroy says the current requests from the United States for increased water flow means fluctuating lake levels in British Columbia and has also prompted complaints from Okanagan apple growers that their American counterparts are being favoured.Extreme weather in recent years has also made flood-risk mitigation top of mind, she says.“Because of climate change and the fluctuating levels of our rivers in the last few years and some of the floods that have come about, we do need the flood control and we do need that flood control downstream.”The earliest the treaty can be concluded is 2024, however termination requires notice of ten years.The next round of negotiations will take place in Victoria on April 10 and 11.No one from the U.S. State Department was available for comment but it says in a statement that American negotiators continue to take into account the views of people who live and work in the Columbia River basin.“Building on information shared during previous rounds, the U.S. and Canadian negotiators discussed U.S. priorities, including continued careful flood risk management, maintaining a reliable and economical power supply, and ecosystem benefit improvement,” the statement says.The Canadian Press read more

Golden opportunity for Black Country SMEs

Advanced manufacturing and transport technology SMEs based in the West Midlands could be eligible for grant funding of up to £16,000, thanks to Black Country Gold.The funding scheme is offered to businesses in the Sandwell region to support expansion projects. The initiative will match-fund SMEs’ expenditure on capital purchases, consultancy, development of staff, diversification and refurbishment. Black Country Gold will also provide one-to-one guidance to successful projects, helping them to develop a robust growth plan.Councillor Ian Jones, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Economy, said, “Black Country Gold could help businesses to obtain financial assistance to progress capital and revenue projects that will support growth. Thereis a huge number of ambitious, innovative SMEs in Sandwell who would greatly benefit from the funding and the tailored support that comes with it.”The Black Country Gold scheme runs until the end of June 2015; the deadline for applications is March 2015. Applications submitted by Thursday 18 September 2014 will be considered by the assessment panel in October.Click through to learn more or apply for the Black Country Gold scheme.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio States Sullinger named finalist for John R Wooden Award

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday. The award, named after former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sullinger is the only player on the list who was a 2011 Wooden Award All American. He was also named first-team All-American by Sporting News for the second straight year. The Buckeye big man has averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds for the No. 7-ranked OSU basketball team this year as the team compiled a 25-6 regular season record. Sullinger’s 14 points and 10 rebounds helped OSU beat Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday and give the Buckeyes a share of the Big Ten regular season championship along with the Spartans and Michigan. MSU senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green was the only other player from the Big Ten named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Other notable names include Kentucky freshmen forwards Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, and North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller. The list, which also requires the student-athletes to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, was comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. The Big East had three players on the list, which was the most of any conference. The Wooden All-American teams will be announced during the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. In the meantime, Sullinger and the Buckeyes will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament. They will play Friday at approximately 9 p.m. against the winner of a game between Nebraska and Purdue. After the tournament ends Sunday, the team will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament. read more

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman seeing defenses he never dreamt of

Ohio State’s football’s coaches might spend days working on a game plan for the Buckeyes’ games on Saturdays, but offensive coaches have found that planning for the first three games of this season seems ineffective at times. The opponents’ defensive schemes, some coaches say, have been entirely different from anything they’ve seen on film. Rather, the opposition’s strategy has been geared toward stopping the running ability of sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. “I’ve seen defenses in the last three weeks that I never dreamt of in my mind to try and stop the QB from trying to run the football,” said offensive coordinator Tom Herman. “It’s an interesting quandary to be in when you have such a dynamic runner back there, that defensive coverages tend to be completely skewed opposed to what you grew up knowing.” This specialized preparation by OSU’s opponents has shown in games. So far this season, the Buckeyes have scored a total 122 points and only 20 have come in the first quarter. That is eight points or more below in comparison to any other quarter. Coach Urban Meyer shared Herman’s sentiment. “All three defenses we’ve faced have been (unique)- we didn’t practice what they played because we didn’t know. So that tells you what they’ve been doing all offseason working on this one game,” Meyer said. Sophomore tight end Jeff Heuerman is aware of the differences in schemes by opponents’ defenses, but said he realizes it is something to be expected. “Not every team is going to do exactly what they say they are going to do,” Heuerman said. “They ran a different defense and a few other teams ran some stuff that we haven’t seen yet. That’s all a part of being Ohio State, you gotta come up with some unique to beat you.” The Buckeyes’ next opponent, University of Alabama at Birmingham, might present a similar problem, but Meyer said he does not expect to see such bizarre styles of defense once they enter Big Ten play in two weeks on the road against Michigan State on Sept. 29. “It’s harder as the season progresses for a team to do that, because they can’t just say, ‘We’re working on Ohio State,’ because they have some previous games. So after this game, we’ll see usually what we see, and that is what teams play, because you can’t change defenses in the middle of the year normally,” Meyer said. OSU is scheduled to play UAB in Ohio Stadium at noon Saturday. read more

Tamara Ecclestone doesnt let toddler daughter out of her sight after kidnap

first_img Tamara Ecclestone with daughter Sophia and husband Jay RutlandCredit:Rex After reported threats of beheading, she was released unharmed ten days later after an extensive police hunt. The ransom was not paid, and suspects were arrested.In 2012, a man was jailed for making threats to kidnap Ecclestone herself, demanding a £200,000 payment from her father.In an interview with Fabulous magazine, Ecclestone said she now goes to great lengths to protect her daughter from any similar threats or public scrutiny, never letting her out of her sight for more than six minutes. Petra and Tamara Ecclestone in Los Angeles,Credit:Rex Bernie Ecclestone with his two daughters Petra Ecclestone (l) and Tamara Ecclestone (r) “Of course it is such a worry and a fear,” she said. “You have to take all the measures that you can.” An advocate of attachment parenting, Ecclestone said added Sophia, who is two and a half, sleeps in the marital bed, and will continue breastfeeding until she chooses to stop herself.“Yes, Sophia is two and a half and yes, a lot of people wouldn’t breastfeed now,” she told the magazine. “But it’s so comforting for her and she loves it. She doesn’t have a dummy, a blanket or take a bottle.”You’re doing something that is so amazing for your child, but it can cause such hostility and anger. It makes me wonder what’s wrong with the world. Breastfeeding is such a natural thing.” Petra and Tamara Ecclestone in Los Angeles,center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Tamara Ecclestone with daughter Sophia and husband Jay Rutland Bernie Ecclestone with his two daughters Petra Ecclestone (l) and Tamara Ecclestone (r)Credit:Rex Tamara Ecclestone has disclosed she has only let her toddler daughter out of sight for a matter of minutes since she was born, after fears of kidnapping in her wealthy family.Ecclestone, the daughter of F1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, said the longest she has been apart from her daughter was when she once left her with sister Petra to make a television appearance lasting around six minutes.Otherwise, Sophia sleeps in the middle of her bed with husband Jay Rutland, with trusted security protecting them all during the day.Earlier this year, Ecclestone’s step-grandmother Aparecida Schunck, 67, was abducted from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by kidnappers who demanded £28m ransom. “I’m always with Sophia and there’s always someone with us. I feel very comfortable with the people that protect us.”When I went on Loose Women recently she sat in the green room with my sister Petra [Stunt, 27]. That was the longest we’ve been apart. My palms were sweating, but I knew she was fine.”My daughter is my biggest priority so her safety is something I take very seriously. But at the same time, you can’t always live in fear because that’s when you let people like that win.”last_img read more

Lithium Australias Sileach® process novel and inventive with industrial applicability

first_imgAs International Preliminary Examining Authority, The Australian Patent Office has deemed Lithium Australia’s SiLeach technology – a process for extracting and recovering lithium values from lithium-bearing materials – both novel and inventive and says it meets the requirements for Industrial Applicability. In so doing, it has confirmed that the SiLeach process is patentable, paving the way for the grant of corresponding patents for the SiLeach process around the world.In February 2017, Lithium Australia submitted an international patent application for the process under the Patent Cooperation Treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. A rigorous ‘preliminary’ examination of the patent claims conducted by the Australian Patent Office ensued, leading to confirmation in the International Preliminary Report on Patentability – which acts as a persuasive guide to national and regional patent offices– that the SiLeach process is indeed ‘Novel, Inventive, Industry Applicable and Patentable’.Lithium Australia’s international patent application for its SiLeach technology ensures pending patent protection in 148 countries.Lithium Australia Managing Director Adrian Griffin: “The grant of patents for SiLeach will bolster Lithium Australia’s desire to create greater sustainability in the lithium industry by capitalising on the abundance of lithium-bearing waste materials. It will also dovetail perfectly with our interest in VSPC cathode production technology, giving us the ability to process mine waste right through to the production of battery cathodes. Currently, no other company has the tools required to achieve this sustainability goal.Lithium Australia, a dedicated developer of disruptive lithium extraction technologies, owns 100% of the SiLeach process for the recovery of lithium from all silicates. Moreover, it has strategic alliances with, and investments in, a number of companies that potentially provide it with access to a diversified lithium mineral inventory. Lithium Australia aims to unite resources and the best available technology and in so doing establish a global lithium processing business.last_img read more

Glencores Onaping Depth will be all electric and may use continuous hard

first_imgGlencore is moving ahead with a $700 million development of its Onaping Depth nickel-copper project in the Sudbury Basin, which along with Goldcorp’s Borden gold mine and Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa and Taylor mines, will be one of the first all electric mines in the world. Onaping Depth is a large, high-grade resource basin which is accessible from the existing Craig mine infrastructure.According to a March 2 report in Northern Ontario Business, the project includes the construction of a winze from the 1,200 m level laterally off the workings of Craig mine to access some 14 million tonnes of ore 2,500 m from surface. The first 700 m of the winze will be raisebored down to the 1,900 m level and then slashed and extended beyond that to the 2650-metre level using conventional shaft sinking technology. The project also includes all off-shaft development and associated ore handling systems. First production from Onaping Depth will occur in 2023 and full production by 2025. Glencore needs the ore to replace declining reserves at its Nickel Rim South and Fraser Mines. “Mining at Nickel Rim South is scheduled to cease in 2022,” Peter Xavier, Vice President of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations told Northern Ontario Business. “Fraser Mine goes a little further to 2024-2025, so Onaping Depth will come in at a time when existing mines are tailing off and secures our business here in Sudbury well into the 2030s.”Glencore has committed to an all-electric mining fleet for Onaping Depth. “Mines at depth require a large volume of air for ventilation in a typical diesel arrangement, and that air has to be heated in winter and cooled at depth, so the capital cost of the infrastructure and the operating costs for all that are quite substantial,” said Xavier to Northern Ontario Business. “Also, ventilation requirements constrain most mines to some degree in terms of the operating activities you can undertake at any given time, so moving to an all-electric fleet will allow us to change that in our favour.”Less air will also reduce the number and size of openings necessary to deliver it underground and return it to surface. Onaping Depth will be operated in the same way as a modern manufacturing plant with mine-wide WiFi enabling real-time information flow and better decision-making. Xavier and his team are also looking at other technologies and innovations, including automation and more continuous methods of mining that will remove miners from underground hazards. Replacing traditional drill and blast technology with cutting is also a possibility. According to Xavier, several large OEMs have developed tunnel-boring prototypes for hard rock applications, and Glencore is working with other mining companies under non-disclosure agreements to evaluate them. “Technology and innovation happen quite fast, so between now and 2025, there could be things that come available that we can take advantage of.”Xavier is confident that a full range of electric vehicles will be available in time for startup, including the big prime movers – 14 t scoops and 40+ t trucks. “The major OEMs have them in their pipeline, but we won’t need them for a number of years.” In the meantime, the company has acquired several smaller pieces of battery-operated equipment for testing at its existing operations, including a 7 t scoop, a Maclean bolter, a jumbo and several utility vehicles. “Our approach is to learn as much as possible about them and get a good understanding of duty cycles and charging requirements,” said Xavier.last_img read more

CONQUISTADOR – Nikola Karabatic We beat pressure

The Most Valuable Player of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2014/2015 is French world-class star Nikola Karabatic. The 31 years-old FC Barcelona playmaker showed amazing performance in two crucial matches of the season in the Lanxess Arena against Vive Tauron Kielce and MKB MVM Veszprem. With six goals, but also dominant role in defensive system, Karabatic, once again, confirmed the title of the HP and IHF World Handball Player 2014:– There were a lot of pressure before the tournament. I also put pressure on my back, because I couldn’t imagine a way back to home without the trophy. I wanted this victory too much – said Karabatic and added:– Our defense was fantastic with Danijel Šarić who rocked in both matches. We play amazingly smart in attack against very strong team. We knew that they are strong in play one on one. We didn’t lost our heads in the moments where they were dominant. Pressure didn’t break us, we didn’t fall down – said Karabatic in the mix-zone in Lanxess Arena.Karabatić won the third EHF Champions League crown with third team from the third country. He won EHF CL with Montpellier in 2003, and then, four years after in Kiel. FC BarcelonaNikola Karabatic ← Previous Story 9! FC Barcelona win EHF Champions League! Next Story → Momir Ilic stays the European goalscorer No.1! read more

What stops a PSOne gaming making it to PSN

first_imgThere are a number of classic PSOne games already available on the PlayStation Network (PSN), but we all have our favorites and get frustrated that they either aren’t available to download, or take forever to get released on the digital service.Sony realizes there is a lot of frustration over this, and has decided to explain why it takes a long time and why some games never make it.The process of taking a PSOne game and emulating it for PSN can be boiled down to the following steps:Acquire original disc copy of the gameLegal department checks licenses and rights and clears game for re-releaseGame image and description (in 8 languages) created ready for PSNSCEI sent disc to create digital version and bug testDigital version sent to quality assurance department for thorough testingIt looks like quite a simple process, but every stage can throw up a big hurdle, some of which take months to solve or render a release impossible.Here’s the main reasons why a game never makes it to PSN:Publisher and/or developer no longer exists making it difficult or impossible to track down who owns the rights to the gameGame uses licenses that have expired for brands, characters owned by other publishers, or music. In some cases re-licensing isn’t an optionGame produces bugs when emulated that make it unplayableThe licensing problem is made worse if you consider a European release which has different music licensing than the U.S., multiple languages, multiple versions for content, etc. Apparently PAL releases also had a unique form of DRM on some discs killing any chance of games carrying it ever getting on PSN. Therefore if a U.S. PSOne game appears on PSN first, at least now you know it’s down to a lot of extra work required before Europe gets it.So next time you wonder why awesome game X isn’t on PSN, consider it might not be a lazy developer or Sony dragging its feet. It may be DRM problems, a publisher not wanting to re-license some music, or a bug in the game that makes the visual render upside down in the emulator for no apparent reason.Also, remember how many games Sony has managed to get through testing and licensing so we can play them on our PS3s.Read more at PlayStation.Bloglast_img read more

Wii U launch window game lineup confirmed

first_imgSo what games will you be able to get after you wait several hours in line to pick up your Wii U on November 18? Within the first few months, the selection is set to grow to around 50 titles.Nintendo provided a list of games during the preview event today that will be available between the system’s launch and March 31, 2013. From Nintendo, this includes Pikmin 3, Wii Fit U, Game & Wario, and Sing Party. From third party publishers, heavy hitters like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Assassin’s Creed III, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, and Epic Mickey 2. There’s many more, but that’s our pick of the bunch so far with the video below flashing up the rest.It’s a fairly beefy early-game list, with about 25% of the line-up representing major third-party franchises, most of which are ports, about 20% first-party fare, and the rest being filler from third parties just trying to catch the early adoption fervor. Usually the latter category represents the vast majority.Anyone who waited in line for a launch day 3DS, or anyone who purchased the handheld in the several weeks that followed for that matter, no doubt noticed that there was a terrible selection of games. It’s part of what damaged the system’s initial reputation and prevented it from gaining momentum. It is also symbolic of the problem that Nintendo has faced almost since its inception. Third-party support is always lacking, and that can really hurt with a console launch since Nintendo can only produce so many first-party titles for day one.Nintendo affirmed after the 3DS mess that it would launch future consoles with solid titles available both on launch day and the weeks that followed. So far, it looks like it is keeping true to its word, although it’s still unclear exactly which games will be ready day-and-date with the Wii U itself. Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U have both been confirmed, but beyond that the actual launch day titles are still a bit of a mystery.via Kotakulast_img read more

Jerry Lawler WWE stars far outshine UFC stars worldwide

first_img Ronda Rousey Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV ShowVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 94.19%0:04Remaining Time -1:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Steven Muehlhausen sent this in.My name is Steven Muehlhausen and I am a MMA/UFC writer with I talked to WWE commentator and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler at C2E2 convention in Chicago.Lawler on Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 31:“I think a lot of people would look at that as saying, oh here’s a big star from the UFC coming into the WWE world. In the grand scheme of things, the stars in the WWE far outshine the stars in the UFC worldwide and in popularity. It’s always a great marriage so to speak. When you can get the rub off of each other. It’s like cross-promotion. It’s good for everybody involved. And to see Ronda Rousey in a WWE ring and I know for me because I’m a big fan of her, it was exciting, it was fun and it caused a bit of talk which is exactly what it was designed to do.”You can view the interview with Lawler below. WhatsApp Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Twitter Does Ronda Rousey Want To Headline ‘Wrestlemania’? Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Show Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Top UFC Women’s Star Speaks About Charlotte Flair Who Are Ronda Rousey’s Top WWE Supporters? Now Playing Up Next Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Travis Browne Facebook Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Now Playing Up Next Updated RAW Preview: Sasha Banks on The King’s Court, Elias to give a farewell performancelast_img read more

Teenage Boy Shot Dead By Police

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #teenagershotdeadbypolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 23, 2017 – Nassau – Police shot and killed a teenage boy suspected of robbing a pharmacy at Seagrapes Plaza, off Prince Charles Drive,  this morning.According to reports, around 11am, the teen, along with three others, entered QVS Pharmacy and demanded merchandise.Shortly after leaving the store, the group was approached by police and shots were exchanged. Officers apprehended two suspects at the scene but the fourth escaped in nearby bushes and is now being sought. The boys are all high school students.Police also recovered a pistol from near the body of the deceased. Medicine packets spilled from a plastic bag were also found on the ground.#magneticmedianews#teenagershotdeadbypolice Teenager shot dead by Police during brazen daytime heist Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Recession Fighting Rationales from a Brit

first_imgWhat is we love about the British? The accent? The Beatles? The Queen? Their command of their language? This last point is the one that motivates me to post content from leading British research company Millward Brown. In a free, downloadable, very tight, four page PDF, Nigel Hollis, their chief global analyst, lays out the case for advertising in a recession with uncommon, common sense.Although many of the points made have been made elsewhere, I recommend you download and share their report with your advertisers because Nigel simply states them all in a more convincing way.From the report: “1. The relationship between share of market and share of voice The connection between share of market (SOM) and share of voice (SOV) has been proven. The higher your share of voice compared to your actual market share, the more likely your brand is to grow its market share in the subsequent year. So, if you increase your marketing investment at a time when competitors are reducing theirs, you should substantially increase the saliency of your brand…2. The relationship between brand size and profit margins. Because they enjoy advantages of scale, big brands enjoy an advantage over smaller ones in terms of attracting repeat purchase and recouping their marketing investments. Therefore, a brand that increases share during a recession stands to benefit from this multiplier once the economy rebounds.3. Reduced “noise” during recession provides opportunities. A new product launch may actually have greater impact during a recession than at other times, for several reasons. A product that is unique or demonstrably better than others should be able to command a higher price, even among price conscious shoppers. Competitors who are running scared may be late in countering a new product with their “me-too” offerings. And, because media costs are likely to be lower, advertisers should get more bang for their buck. These savings may be compounded by the relative ease of cutting through in a less cluttered atmosphere. Overall, competing in a recession is like running a marathon. A smart front runner will seize the lead and work to increase it while others are flagging. If the other runners allow the gap to widen, it will be really tough for them to regain the lost ground when the pace picks up again.”Then again, maybe it’s the accent!last_img read more

Informa Engages Tricia Syed on How to Grow and Improve Your Events

first_imgFolio: Events are an increasingly attractive marketing channel for brands and advertisers. Why do you think they are a worthwhile investment for publishers? Tricia Syed: I view events as critical platforms for publishers and brands as they foster connections between buyers and sellers or solutions companies and their potential or existing customers. Today, in the world of lead gen marketing and digital campaigns the more behavioral data we can capture and share the more value to the client. At an event, the behavior is literal and actionable and memorable. Events provide real-time networking and the opportunity to identifying where customers are in their journey.In terms of optimizing the revenue stream, the approach varies based on size and scope of the event. For those larger events like expositions, it’s about the experience—it’s a destination and series of memorable events. For the smaller events, it’s about access to the expertise and valuable content in a short amount of time. If a brand or publisher can find the right formula to drive engagement and attendee affinity, the ROI should follow.Folio: What can publishers learn from brands and advertisers who are doing events successfully?Syed:  I guess that depends on how you define success. For the marketing team, success is tied to revenue, but our focus is on user experience. We want registrants and attendees to engage before, during, and post event. Success for us is about maintained engagement. How do we interact with the registrants in advance to ensure attendance? How do we interact and add value post event to ensure we have affinity?To provide insight around user interest and engagement, we need to really understand our audience segment, pain points, top of mind topics. Often, we do look to other events in non-competing industries or even b2c or entertainment experiences to capture new ideas on how to capture audience attention and audience AOIs.Folio: Do you have examples of successful events that you’ve worked on that exemplify some of the “tricks” that publishers could implement into their events, both in the context of executing the events themselves, but then also the marketing strategy around the events?Syed: Some tricks for us come from understanding what motivates our audiences within or beyond their industry pain points. For our Farm Progress Show, we have relied on social awareness and giving back to a community within the agricultural community via our Support our Farmers for Veterans campaign. What began as a data collection effort has turned into something bigger and more meaningful for the national and local farm community. It took on a life of its own and has helped leverage our relationship with our users.From our Wealth Management group, a great tactic, especially when you have a single live event—the Wealth Awards—is one where you can promote it all year long. Of course, as you get closer to the event, you increase the frequency and the visibility: but having it prominent on your website, no matter how passive, keeps it in the minds or your audience and advertisers. Also, with an awards event, you have the advantage of the winners promoting their status to the audience as well. Another tactic for increasing engagement and participation, specifically for the Wealth Awards was creating an award that focused the spotlight on the individuals instead of firms and initiatives. These categories got the highest number of nominations this year.   Folio: What are some lessons you’ve picked up from past events or that you’ve learned from others that publishers or event organizers could use to successfully enhance and grow their events?Syed: Finalize your topics and tracks early. Rely on your focus groups, most engaged digital users, and web analytics to guide you. Ensure you have keynotes who have strong followings–sometimes we like to invite key experts back again and again because they resonate with the audience, but we also need to find new experts to access new ideas and new followers. Do not be afraid to change up your line-up or add a new track or try something different. Folio: Where do you find the weakest spots are in events and what can publishers do to avoid these faults? Syed: We do not tend to leave enough time for networking opportunities and subsequently have a hard time keeping on schedule. When industry professionals have a chance to be in the same room with other industry professionals, they tend to, at times, enjoy that experience more than the scheduled educational events. This leads to coffee breaks going over, sessions going late and the day going off schedule. And, with many of our events, we find that the longer the days go with formal sessions, the less interested the participants are towards the end of the day. Having less–but longer–breaks can help facilitate the in-person networking and keep the event running more smoothly.Folio: Other than live events, what do you see as the most promising channels for brands to connect with audiences?Syed:  Virtual Events are working well for us in some markets. We find VEs foster networking. Attendees can request to exchange what the platform calls ‘Vcards’ with any other attendee of the show—it’s a virtual business card exchange.Attendees can also visit booths and talk in real-time to the vendors, and they can access vendor-relevant resources like white papers, eBooks and other content. And, there is a flexibility with accessing the educational content. Users can do it in real-time or access the archived webinars later at their convenience.  It’s a channel that works for us and encompasses a variety of mediums and assets, and opens the door for various sponsorship packages as well. With over two decades of experience in working with audience engagement across marketing, publishing, and events, Tricia Syed, VP of digital marketing, campaign marketing strategy and execution, has learned how to find the right formula for Informa Engage’s brands to generate engagement and increase their ROI across a range of conferences, award ceremonies, and virtual events. However, to successfully grow an event, Syed says that this formula can change depending on which department you’re taking to. While the marketing team measures success through revenue, the audience development team sees success in attendee turnout and maintaining audience engagement.Syed sat down with Folio: to talk about identifying successful elements from past events and how to pinpoint areas of improvement, while looking to both optimize revenue streams and to foster connections with audiences.  You can hear her speak more about this topic on Wednesday, October 10, during the “Critical Steps in Growing an Event” breakout session at The Folio: Show.last_img read more

Governor Baker Proclaims This Week As Hurricane Preparedness Week

first_imgFRAMINGHAM, MA — The below press release is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 14-20, 2019, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week to emphasize the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes and the importance of preparing for the potential impacts on the state’s residents, homes, businesses and infrastructure.“Planning in advance for a tropical storm or hurricane will help mitigate damage to your property, better protect your family and reduce the burden on public safety personnel in an emergency situation,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Our administration encourages residents in every region of the Commonwealth to develop an emergency plan, prepare emergency supplies and stay informed throughout hurricane season.”“Our administration is committed to working with cities and towns across the Commonwealth to enhance their readiness and raise awareness before the next hurricane or tropical storm,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We join MEMA in encouraging all residents to take the time to prepare in advance for this hurricane season.”“While it’s been many years since we’ve seen a hurricane in New England, it only takes one storm to cause major damage,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas Turco,“Atlantic hurricanes that have hit states and territories in the Southeast are reminders of the devastation caused by hurricanes and tropical storms.”“We encourage all residents to prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane,” said MEMA Director Samantha Phillips. “Tropical systems can cause storm surge in coastal areas and heavy inland rainfall, flooding, and destructive winds in all parts of the state.”Know Your Evacuation ZoneMassachusetts has established hurricane evacuation zones in each of the state’s coastal communities.  These zones, designated as Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, identify the areas of coastal communities that are at risk for storm surge flooding from tropical storms or hurricanes. If evacuations are necessary because of an approaching tropical storm or hurricane, local or state officials will use the hurricane evacuation zones to call for people living, working or vacationing in these areas to evacuate. Find out if you live, work or vacation in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting the ‘Know Your Zone’ interactive map located on MEMA’s website at an Emergency PlanIt’s important to have plans in case your family needs to take action before or during a storm:Communications Plan — Create a family communications plan so you can stay in touch and find each other in an emergency. Evacuation Plan — Create a family evacuation plan that details where you will go, how you will get there, what you will bring, and what you will do with your pets. Shelter-in-Place Plan — Make sure your family has a plan to shelter in place, which includes stockpiling items you will need to stay comfortable while you are at home. Be prepared to shelter in place for at least 72 hours.Make sure your emergency plans address the needs of all of your family members, including seniors, children, individuals with access and functional needs, and pets.Build an Emergency KitHurricanes can cause extended power outages, flooding, and blocked roads. You should have an emergency kit to sustain yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in case you lose power, are stranded in your home, or nearby stores are closed or damaged. While it is important to customize your kit to meet your family’s unique needs, every emergency kit should include bottled water, food, a flashlight, a radio and extra batteries, a first aid kit, sanitation items, clothing, cash and a charged cell phone. Depending on your family’s needs, emergency kits should also include medications, extra eyeglasses, medical equipment and supplies, children’s items such as diapers and formula, food and supplies for pets and service animals, and other items you or your family members might need during a disaster.Stay InformedAs a storm approaches, monitor media reports and follow instructions from public safety officials with these tools:Local Emergency Notification Systems — Check with your local emergency management director to see if your community uses an emergency notification system and how to enroll.Social Media — Follow your local public safety agencies on social media and MEMA on Twitter (@MassEMA) and Facebook for emergency updates during hurricanesMass 2-1-1 — Mass 2-1-1 is the state non-emergency call center for disasters. Call 2-1-1 to find out about shelter locations, travel restrictions, disaster assistance programs, and more. Mass 2-1-1 is free and available 24/7.For more information, visit the Hurricane Safety Tips section of MEMA’s website at is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA’s staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector – individuals, families, non-profits and businesses – MEMA ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go to to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at; Facebook at; YouTube at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHurricane Preparedness Week: Massachusetts Residents Encouraged To Be PreparedIn “Government”Governor Baker Proclaims This Week “Hurricane Preparedness Week”In “Government”Governor Baker Proclaims September ‘Emergency Preparedness Month’In “Government”last_img read more

SEC sues Kik over 100 million cryptocoin offering

first_img Comment Share your voice Kik is in trouble with the government.  Photo by James Martin/CNET Kik, the instant messaging service, jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon in 2017 when it released its own cryptocoin. It’s now experiencing the effects of not getting permission from the US government. The US Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Kik for selling its own coin, called Kin, to investors in 2017 without registering with the agency, the SEC said Tuesday in a statement. The Canada-based company raised $100 million, which according to the SEC, violates registration requirements in the Securities Act of 1933.”By selling $100 million in securities without registering the offers or sales, we allege that Kik deprived investors of information to which they were legally entitled, and prevented investors from making informed investment decisions,” Steven Peikin, co-director of the SEC’s division of enforcement, said in the statement. “Companies do not face a binary choice between innovation and compliance with federal securities laws.”Kik CEO Ted Livingston has been planning for the suit since it received notice in January of possible legal action. “We have been expecting this for quite some time, and we welcome the opportunity to fight for the future of crypto in the United States,” Livingston said in a statement Tuesday. “The SEC’s complaint against Kik also presents a highly selective and grossly misleading picture of the facts and circumstances surrounding our 2017 pre-sale and token distribution event. We look forward to presenting the full story in court.”According to The Wall Street Journal, Livingston said the coin was not a security but instead used as a “utility token” for developers. The company started a defense fund called Defend Crypto and raised more than $4 million. The SEC said Kik pushed its Kin coin as an investment opportunity and sold 1 trillion coins. The SEC also said Kik told investors the cryptocoin would increase in value, be used for a transaction service within the messaging service and be part of a reward system for companies that adopted the token. “At the time Kik offered and sold the tokens, the SEC alleges these services and systems did not exist and there was nothing to purchase using Kin,” the SEC said.Kik general counsel Eileen Lyon said the SEC’s lawsuit is based on “flawed legal theory” and won’t withstand judicial scrutiny. “Among other things, the complaint assumes, incorrectly, that any discussion of a potential increase in value of an asset is the same as offering or promising profits solely from the efforts of another; that having aligned incentives is the same as creating a ‘common enterprise’; and that any contributions by a seller or promoter are necessarily the ‘essential’ managerial or entrepreneurial efforts required to create an investment contract,” Lyon said in a statement. The SEC didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.Originally published on June 4.Update, June 5: Adds quotes from Kik CEO and general counsel.  Tagscenter_img Mobile 1last_img read more

Its Chili Time

first_imgThe Maryland Chili Championship will take place on July 18th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Living Classrooms’ headquarters at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park located at 1417 Thames Street in Baltimore, MD. This marks the first time Baltimore is hosting the Maryland Chili Championship. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit the Living Classrooms Foundation. 40 chili chefs including chili champions Larry Walton, Christian Parker & Ian McDaid will compete for the chance to represent the State of Maryland at the 2015 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC) in October. Guests will enjoy Union Craft Brewing, the official beer of the Maryland Chili Championship, as well as competition chili from 3 categories: Traditional Red Chili, Chili Verde & Salsa. There will be music, other food, beverages, beer vendors, local businesses & sponsor booths. For more information visit read more