Spurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear he doesn’t want Thorgan Hazard sold next month.The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan is a target for Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla as he enjoys career best form this season. Chelsea also boast a buy-back option.But Hecking has told Gladbach chief Max Eberl he doesn’t want to lose the midfielder in January.The coach stated: “Max knows exactly how I think with this question …”Hazard is tied to Gladbach until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to setup a swap deal with Juventus for Aaron Ramsey.The Wales midfielder has already agreed Bosman terms with the Bianconeri, though could move to Juve immediately for the right deal.La Stampa says that could include Morocco defender Medhi Benatia.Benatia has not travelled with Juve to Jeddah for the Supercoppa and is keen on leaving this month.And with Arsenal in the market for a new centre-half, he is being offered to the Gunners in a straight swap for Ramsey. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Parents feel Chelsea’s academy players now have chanceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea’s academy players feel there’s now a genuine path to the first team.The Daily Mail says parents, coaches and players share the sense of excitement, according to those who frequent the matches for the youth sides at the training ground in Cobham. “People suddenly feel like that if their son is good enough, he’s going to get a chance in the first team,” said one watcher. “Before it was just about going out on loan.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism and the St James Municipal Corporation to honour the Reggae icon Jimmy Cliff at a special ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Montego Bay, St James.Minister Grange says the hip strip in the city will be renamed in the singer’s honour.Minister Grange said:“I believe this is a well-deserved honour for Jimmy Cliff and appropriate recognition of his contribution to Jamaica. I have been working on this initiative for a while with stakeholders including my colleague, Ed Bartlett, the Tourism Minister; the MP, Minister Chang; Mayor Davis and the team at the St James Municipal Corporation; and Jimmy Cliff’s team. I am very happy that all is now in place for the unveiling of the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.”The Civic Ceremony — led by the Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Councillor Homer Davis — will take place at the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay, St James starting at 4pm.The ceremony will include musical tributes by Dean Frazer, Richie Spice, Karen Smith, among others. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism and the St James Municipal Corporation to honour the Reggae icon Jimmy Cliff at a special ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Montego Bay, St James. Minister Grange said:“I believe this is a well-deserved honour for Jimmy Cliff and appropriate recognition of his contribution to Jamaica. I have been working on this initiative for a while with stakeholders including my colleague, Ed Bartlett, the Tourism Minister; the MP, Minister Chang; Mayor Davis and the team at the St James Municipal Corporation; and Jimmy Cliff’s team. I am very happy that all is now in place for the unveiling of the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.” Minister Grange says the hip strip in the city will be renamed in the singer’s honour. Story Highlights
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – News first broke about the disappearance of Denny Poole on March 15th, 2016 saying the RCMP were seeking help in locating the 15-year-old First Nations youth.It is the three year anniversary marking the disappearance of Poole and during this time there have been no updates as to his where abouts.When Poole went missing he was described as about 5’7 tall and weighing between 120 to 130 lbs. He had short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with a red logo. Poole was carrying a black backpack, Osirus shoes, black jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. ‘RCMP have said that Denny, along with a friend, were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12. But the teenager never got to his intended destination, nor was he seen getting home.“The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for some 20 hours taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads but appeared they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway,” a press release from RCMP stated.Around 7:30 p.m. that night, Denny and the other teenager split up to head their own ways. At 7:52 p.m., the RCMP’s dispatch received a phone call from the other youth. He reported, what police have called, a ‘suspicious occurrence’ that could have been a hypothermic delusion.During this phone call, an unknown man travelling between the two cities stopped to check on Denny’s friend and spoke with an RCMP dispatcher on the phone. “The individual spoke with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent,” the press release from March 22 read. “Police have not been able to identify this individual.”Staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault with the Dawson Creek RCMP said, since Denny was on foot and appeared to have been wandering in the area for some time, they are asking everyone in the area where he was last seen to check their property and outbuildings in case Denny took refuge in one of these structures.Police have since attempted to establish a timeline about 24 hours prior to his disappearance and appealed to the public for help. They have asked anyone who was driving along the Alaska Highway, or the side roads, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge and saw someone fitting Denny’s description to contact them.’ March 15th, 2016 the RCMP reach out to media for key witnesses such as drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Poole’s description.According to RCMP, Poole was last seen on March 12 around the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, between Taylor and Dawson Creek. Since he was last seen, he had made no contact with his family, which was considered out of character for him.April 1st, 2016 it had been three weeks since Poole had been last seen on highway 97.The RCMP says the 15-year-old and a friend were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12, but Denny never arrived at his intended destination, nor did he return home. He was last seen at 7:30 that night.The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for about 20 hours, taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads, but the police say it appears they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway.April 12th, 2016 it had been one month since Poole had been seen last.
CALGARY, A.B. – A federal bill to change the way Ottawa assesses major energy projects is getting a rough ride in Calgary.Representatives of Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies took turns demanding major changes to Bill C-69 before a Senate committee making a Calgary stop on a cross-Canada series of hearings that started in Vancouver on Monday.Meanwhile, hundreds of people rallied outside the downtown hotel where the hearing was taking place, chanting “Kill that Bill” and waving signs _ a scene that is becoming typical whenever federal politicians come to Calgary. Senate energy committee chairwoman Rosa Galvez says she believes the testimony senators have been hearing will turn into amendments by the time it is scheduled to give its report to the Senate by May 9.Spokespeople for large oilsands producers Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd. and Cenovus Energy told the hearing they support the intent of the bill to improve the regulatory process but only if sweeping amendments proposed by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers are adopted.CAPP is urging changes that prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, that intervention be restricted to those directly affected or those with expertise, that timelines be firmly enforced and that government ministers’ broad discretionary powers be limited.“With amendments _ and they’re common sense amendments, they’re not drastic, they’re just common sense, clarifying amendments _ we can make this bill workable,” said Steve Laut, executive vice-chairman of Canadian Natural.“We can get premium products from Canada on the global market, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. And I think that’s important.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The person who posted a photo on social media of themselves feeding bears along the Alaska Highway, on August 22, has been charged.The B.C. Conservation Officer Service charged the individual for unlawfully feeding bears.The individual pled guilty in Provincial Court and was fined $2,000. On top of the fine, the Court ordered that they stay away from bears at a distance of 50 metres for a period of six months.Earlier this summer, a bear had to be euthanized at the Liard Hot Springs after making contact with humans.Conservation Officers are reminding the public not to encourage interactions with bears as this can be dangerous for both parties.More bear safety tips can be found at bearsmart.com.
Kolkata: The consulting agency engaged by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) to do the health study of Sealdah flyover, popularly known as Vidyapati Setu, has stated that the bridge is in need of repair.”The preliminary report has pointed out that the Sealdah flyover is in need of repair. But the condition is not such that it needs immediate work. We have sought a detailed report from the consulting agency, in which they will specify the areas that need to be repaired,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHakim has already brought the report to the notice of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A senior KMDA official said that the detailed report will be submitted in the month of July and the tender will be floated for repair of the bridge. “There are seven other bridges for which we have already engaged a consultant and their health study is going on in full swing,” the official said. The flyover, set up in the late 1970s, is one of the busiest in the city. It may be mentioned that soon after the caving in of Majerhat bridge in September last year, the state government had prepared a list of 15 bridges for structural health audit. The list included Dhakuria bridge, Bijon Setu, Auro- bindo Setu, Chetla bridge, Kalighat Bridge, Durgapur bridge and Sealdah flyover among others.
An OSU helmet sits on the field before the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe naming of junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, redshirt senior center Pat Elflein and junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan as captains came as little surprise to Buckeye fans.However, OSU coach Urban Meyer announced Friday that four more names would be added to the list of captains for the season. Fifth-year senior linebacker Joe Burger, redshirt junior offensive lineman Billy Price, redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley and junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis were given the honor.Lewis, alongside redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard, will be starting this season for the Buckeyes at defensive end. Last season, Lewis led the team in sacks with eight, as well as racking up 54 total tackles.Set to start for his third straight season along the offensive line for OSU, Price earned freshman All-American honors in 2014 and picked up third-team all-Big Ten recognition last season.Replacing the departed Eli Apple as the No. 1 cornerback, Conley has appeared in 28 games in his career for OSU. Meyer and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs have turned to Conley this season to mentor the upcoming players in the secondary, since he is the only player with extensive experience at the position.Once only a walk-on with the program, Burger is looking to finish his career with the Scarlet and Gray on a high note. After earning a scholarship with the team last season, Burger played extensively on special teams, and has appeared in 34 games as a Buckeye.Each of the four players was chosen through a team vote.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned FIFA’s decision to give the Puskas award to Mohamed Salah.The Portuguese captain believes he was wrongly overlooked for the FIFA goal of the year award and claims his goal was better than Salah’s.The former Real Madrid star was shortlisted for the Puskas Award for his beautiful overhead kick against the current club, Juventus in the UEFA Champions League last season alongside Gareth Bale’s own bicycle kick in the Champions League final against Liverpool and Mohamed Salah’s curling effort against Everton.Salah would eventually claim the award to much surprise during a ceremony in London in which Luka Modric also beat Ronaldo to the Men’s player of the year award.Ronaldo was absent from the awards ceremony that night but during a question and answer session via his Instagram account, he reacted to being snubbed by world football’s governing body.“Salah deserved to win the Puskas Prize, he scored a nice goal,” the 33-year-old said, according to Goal.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“But let’s be honest, do not lie to us, my goal was the most beautiful.“I’m not disappointed, it’s life, sometimes we win and others lose.“What interests me is that in fifteen years of career I managed to maintain the same level of performance.”However, despite being nominated for the FIFA’s The Best player of the year award and winning the Puskas award, Salah missed out on the FIFPro selection for the team of the year honours.
Players have asked for different candidates, but the country will play its third and four consecutive matches without a managerAfter the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ended for Mexico, with a defeat against Brazil, former boss Juan Carlos Osorio left the team.Since then the team has played two matches and will play two more this week, without a manager, using instead interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti from Tigres.And players are still proposing candidates, like PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano who wants Atlanta United’s Gerardo “Tata” Martino in “El Tri.”Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“I think he is a great coach, so hopefully he can come and it will be the best for the national team,” Lozano told reporters on arrival in Mexico City as quoted by ESPN.For Xolos Tijuana goalkeeper Gibran Lajud, it doesn’t matter who comes, as long as he knows the Liga MX well.“We should go for people who know Mexican football, someone who is knowledgeable about what is going on in the Mexican league, who knows the Mexican player, their characteristics and abilities,” Lajud told reporters.Mexico will play against Costa Rica and Chile with Ferretti as interim, but these will be the last matches for the Tigres manager.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 17, 2016 – At the South Dock Road Detention Center there is still mystery surrounding why eight women are being held at the facility. The women who spoke to Magnetic Media through the opened but barred up windows and confirmed that there are six Venezuelans and two Dominicans in the group has been held for four days now.No fans or A/c, hot or caliente as they put it, and lots mosquitoes explained the women who spoke only Spanish. One woman was escorted by Immigration Officers off site; the officers had no comment for media on the scene.The women, could be seen clad in underwear, showed us the flimsy foam they’ve been forced to sleep on and said there is nothing in the holding area. The eight did say though they are being fed on time. This situation not only raises concern about conditions at the holding center but questions about human trafficking. Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrenada, April 11, 2017 – St. George’s – Abaco’s Steven Gardiner gave stellar showing at the inaugural Grenada invitational track and field meet over the weekend; Gardiner beat his own national record set in 2015 and wowed audiences by significantly outpacing his contenders from the US who got second and Trinidad and Tobago, which was third in that 400m B event. Gardiner ran 44.26, which is a qualifying time for the IAAF World Games, set for London in August and the time was faster than hometown sports hero, Kirani James who ran the 400m A event and finished in 45.44.Gardiner told media that he felt good, is in great shape and that he is very satisfied with his first run of the season. Gardiner was somewhat disappointed that he was not able to race against James, the golden medal winning Olympian, but he said that day is coming and he is preparing for it.#MagneticMediaNews#Gardinersmashesrecord#StevenGardiner Recommended for you Related Items:#Gardinersmashesrecord, #magneticmedianews, #StevenGardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Team places 30th at 2017 IAAF Championships
As these content creators come from largely mobile and video-centric platforms, INSTANT will emulate that—it will be presented on mobile devices and video. These digital celebrities include some of the most popular artists on YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and Vine. The company revealed that its first group of creative partners will be known as the “Launch Squad,” and includes digital artists Baby Ariel, Jake Paul, RudanC, Mia Stammer, iJustine and Teala Dunn. Since NewFronts, the company has clearly been following through on this strategy. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the company announced a partnership with Wochit a cloud-based video creation platform, to help deliver premium videos across digital, social, OTT, and film. Kristin Benson, previously the head of editorial operations at WhoSay, joins INSTANT as the editorial director. In this position, Benson will lead the production team and oversee all editorial, native, and social media content. “Digital artists are the most explosive and addictive phenomenon in celebrity and entertainment today. INSTANT will be the first and foremost platform for and by these creators, with a beautiful new consumption experience for our audience,” Will Lee, digital editorial director for People and Entertainment Weekly, said in a press release. Time Inc. also revealed INSTANT will feature original launch series, such as “You Should Follow,” which will introduce social up-and-comers; “The INSTANT Mix,” an expertly curated set of song covers; “Just the Tip,” a series providing (you guessed it) tips and tricks; and “Around the World—In an Instant,” which focuses on new digital artists, cultural phenomena, and popular global movements. Additionally, the company revealed a partnership with Degree Deodorant, the exclusive sponsor of the website. Degree Deodorant will provide native advertising content to support and create awareness for the platform. Over the weekend at VidCon 2016 in Anaheim, California, Time Inc. introduced its new mobile-first, all-video platform INSTANT. The new website differentiates itself by featuring exclusive content created by “the new famous,” (digital celebrities) as well as news and features about and by said celebrities. A screenshot from instant.me INSTANT’s content will also be featured on People and EW’s websites, social channels, and magazines. Furthermore, HelloGiggles, the young women’s lifestyle magazine acquired by Time Inc. in October 2015, is a premier launch partner. It will develop and produce programming, audience strategy, and experiential initiatives with INSTANT. Users can access content online via the website, instant.me, or through social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and YouNow, providing a “native-app-like experience” in the mobile browser, without requiring extra downloads. “As the market leader, Degree Deodorant is all about breakthrough innovation, so we’re excited to collaborate with Time Inc. in launching this unique and innovative platform,” Matthew McCarthy, senior director of deodorants and men’s grooming for Unilever, said in a statement. The platform is also working with Musical.ly to promote its “Muser Monday” challenge, which encourages participation in mash-ups and music video. The brand is also partnering with YouNow to launch a summer show called IRL, hosted by RudanC, which follows the digital artist on tour. The launch of INSTANT comes in the wake of Time Inc.’s decision to focus more on video, announced at NewFronts this year. At the event, Rich Battista, president of Entertainment and Sports Group and video, said “Today is the dawn of a new day for video,” noting the “underpinning of our strategy is a content anywhere approach that’s specifically tailored to platforms.” The platform will produce daily “snackable,” shareable videos, called “Instants,” across digital verticals including entertainment, beauty, fashion, food, and social media, from digital artists’ point of view. Oftentimes, these “Instants” will be created and curated by the artists themselves. Through this strategy, the company has increased video viewership by 200 percent year-over-year. The company further revealed it would focus its distribution strategy on three primary video formats: social and live, short form, and long form. The resulting user experience, Time Inc. claims, “will be unlike any available on mobile web today,” according to a press release. Interestingly, INSTANT will also be entirely native and driven by branded advertising.
Comments Samsung releases new 8K QLED TVs at CES 2019 Tags 2:30 Samsung’s 98-inch Q900A 8K TV in the flesh. Sarah Tew/CNET 8K resolution might be so much overkill, but if you ask the TV makers, they’ll tell you all those extra pixels are worthwhile in really big TVs.The 98-inch Samsung Q900 QLED unveiled here at CES is one of the most massive 8K TVs announced so far, tying Sony’s own 98-inch Z9G and outgunning Samsung’s own 85-inch member of the Q900 series — first introduced in late 2018 — as well as LG’s new 88-inch 8K OLED TV. It’s no 219-inch MicroLED TV, however. Now playing: Watch this: 2 The best TVs of CES 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 20 Photos 61 Photos CES Products Samsung Samsung Q900 85-inch 8K TV hands-on: A beautiful beast TVs Share your voice Samsung just (finally) confirmed that its 2019 8K TVs indeed have the 48Gbps input capability, along with 8K/60 and 4K/120, called for by HDMI 2.1.— David Katzmaier (@dkatzmaier) January 10, 2019 CES 2019 Samsung also put smaller sizes of the Q900 series up for pre-order. The 65-inch costs $5,000, the 75-inch $7,000 and the 82-inch $10,000. Pricing for the 98-inch version was not announced, but it’s sure to be ridiculously expensive. Since the 85-incher costs $15,000, I’m betting the 98-inch set costs around $50,000.The Q900A has similar features to the 85-inch Q900, including high light output and full-array local dimming. Samsung says it has completely redesigned the upconversion with a new 8K Quantum processor and artificial intelligence to improve texture, smooth jagged edges and reduce noise and blurring. “A database analyses millions of sets of low- and high-resolution content and uses machine learning to develop algorithms” It can update the TV over time with improved formulas.When I got up close and personal with the 85-inch Q900 I found little benefit to its 8K resolution, fancy upconversion notwithstanding. It still delivered excellent picture quality, although at $15,000 I expected nothing less.Samsung also confirmed the new sets have full HDMI 2.1.
The Delhi Court will hear the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi, who has been in jail since April 2011 in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. The court agreed to hear her bail plea on today instead of the scheduled hearing date Dec. 1 after the Supreme Court granted bail to five company honchos, who were also accused in the 2G scam.Bail Plea: KanimozhiThe court said that all the bail applications on 2G scam would be heard on Friday morning. The other accused, who have pleaded bail, include Siddhartha Behura, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal.The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, granted bail to corporate honchos Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom, Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surendra Pipara of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group.
(Representational image)CCO Public domainA Delhi traffic inspector has been arrested for killing a 32-year-old woman and her boyfriend. The accused, Dinesh Kumar, told the police that he was in a relationship with Preeti for 12 years. When Dinesh proposed to her, she rejected his proposal and told him that she wanted to marry Annu Chauhan. The police said that Dinesh was Preeti’s relative. In a fit of rage, Dinesh shot Preeti and Annu Chauhan with his service pistol when the duo was leaving a temple. They succumbed to their injuries immediately, reports Times of India. Dinesh shot at each of them three times. After killing them, he dumped his pistol along with the shell casings in the scene of the crime. He also abandoned the Swift DZire he and his accomplice came in.”The accused has told us during questioning that he killed the woman and her friend because she had been ignoring him for some time and had even changed her phone number so that the traffic sub-inspector could not contact her. What angered him all the more was that the woman was going to get engaged to another man,” Upender Kumar, Ghaziabad’s SSP was quoted as saying by TOI.Preeti and Annu, who was from Uttarakhand, were in a relationship for three years. They were shot dead just days before their engagement. Annu was running a glass shop in Ghaziabad while Preeti worked in a private school in Indirapuram.Kumar went on to explain the events on the might of March 25, Monday. He said, “On March 25, Dinesh finished his night duty around 8 am, reached the woman’s house in Ghaziabad along with Pintu and waited in a car. When Preeti went to the temple along with Annu, they followed them. Dinesh confronted the couple when they came out of the temple. He repeatedly asked Preeti to sever ties with Annu, but the woman kept refusing. Angry, Dinesh shot both of them with his revolver and fled the spot.”
With an eye toward providing better health care for underserved populations, the Association of Black Cardiologists in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the American Heart Association is creating a cardiovascular disease registry for African Americans.The database will import data directly from electronic health records, enabling researchers to analyze trends and develop more effective, targeted treatments for African-American patients.“A comprehensive registry dedicated to addressing healthcare disparities among African American patients is long overdue,” Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, current president of the Association of Black Cardiologists, said in a statement.“This is a step forward in engaging African Americans in clinical studies,” she added. “This registry will highlight issues essential to achieving health equity and reducing the substantial gap in morbidity and mortality that currently exists for our patient population.”Heart disease is the leading cause of death among African Americans, accounting for 23.8 percent of Black deaths in 2008, and among most ethnic groups in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately one in every four deaths in the U.S. annually (610,000 people) is attributable to heart disease.Black cardiologists say they hope the new registry will be a new tool in their arsenal to combat the deadly disease within the Black community.“The registry will address critical gaps in the quality of healthcare for African Americans and other underserved patients,” particularly in patient-centered outcomes research, said Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, principal investigator for the registry and senior associate dean of clinical and translational research at Morehouse, an Atlanta-based HBCU.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterAFRO Staff Writer, George Kevin Reporter talked to people at a burning bowl ceremony at Unity church 1225 R Street NW 20009.Lionell Thomas, Resides in D.C. and Atlanta“To live healthier mind body and soul. That means in all my affairs – I’m going to try to eat right, I’m going to feed my spirit and I’m going to try to treat people with the respect that I want for myself.”Joseph Boyce, D.C. Resident“I want to drop ten pounds and be more loving to my spouse.”James Watson“I don’t do resolutions anymore,” Watson said. said. “It falls upon humanity to do resolutions and humanity is faltered but in spirit I can affirm that which is different within myself and that’s how I focus for the upcoming in which is in spirit.“Restoration and a holistic approach to life and whatever that manifests itself into being will be for my highest good.”Sandra R. Brown D.C. Resident“I don’t do resolutions because I believe in talking life one day at a time. And I just set intentions for the new year and if I don’t reach them that’s okay, but at least if I put some effort into it, either I will reach the goal or won’t reach the goals and I don’t stress it anymore,” Brown told the AFRO.“To read more and to write more. Once I finished my doctorate I got behind on my reading and I love to read fiction so one of my goals is reading more books.”
Hulu’s accelerating year-over-year subscriber growth has brought it to the 25 million milestone. But continued questions linger about the platform’s profitability and programming, particularly as Disney looks to further its own streaming ambitions following the integration of Fox’s entertainment assets.The 48% jump from the prior year outpaces Hulu’s 40% gain in SVOD and live-TV subscribers in 2017. That growth “proves the investments that their owners are making is worth it,” said Brett Harriss, a research analyst at Gabelli & Company.But he emphasized that the video landscape is “dramatically more competitive.” Now that signing up for — and canceling — subscription streaming services is easier than ever, there’s higher potential for subscriber churn.“If you were Viacom in 2010, you woke up every morning and knew you had 100 million subscribers,” said Harriss. ×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 Popular on Variety But Iger has previously indicated that there is potential for Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ to be bundled together. More details on Disney’s streaming strategy are expected to land at its investor day in April. Hulu’s estimated yearly losses are around $1.5 billion; Netflix’s expected negative free cash flow for 2018 hovered at about $3 billion. Some argue that since much of Hulu’s licensing expenses are going back into the pockets of its media-conglomerate owners, it’s all a wash. (Disney will have a 60% stake, post-Fox merger; Comcast owns 30%; AT&T owns 10%.)But “the best businesses in the world,” said Harriss, citing Apple, Google and others, “have been able to grow while being profitable.” For Netflix and Hulu, that path has been more difficult.Disney noted higher losses at Hulu in Q4 2018 due to higher programming, marketing and labors expenses, though those were offset by increased subscriber and ad revenue.And Disney CEO Bob Iger has nodded toward the opportunity for increased programming investments in Hulu once the Disney-Fox merger goes through.“We aim to use the television production capabilities of the combined company to fuel Hulu with a lot more original programming, original programming that we feel will enable Hulu to compete even more aggressively in the marketplace,” he said on the company’s early November earnings call.There’s been speculation that in the wake of the merger, the resulting leadership shuffle may nudge execs toward having a heavier hand in Hulu’s strategy and programming. Of the 21st Century Fox-to-Disney management changes so far, Peter Rice has been tapped as chairman of Walt Disney Television, and Dana Walden has been named the chairman of Disney Television Studio and ABC Entertainment.John Landgraf, FX head, told Variety in September that FX would have to “to figure out a way to support and enable the success of that adult streaming service,” likely referencing Hulu, which has been positioned to be a more grown-up platform vs. the upcoming Disney+ standalone service.The anticipated late 2019 launch of the Disney+ means that more family-friendly fare, including shows and movies from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, National Geographic and Disney, will be housed on the same service.Netflix’s Golden Globe wins are a confidence-booster for its billions in content investments. Hulu’s subscriber base, even with the updated figures, still aren’t half of Netflix’s 57 million U.S. subscribers. Disney+ will be starting from scratch later this year, putting it far behind the rest.