Gotze’s teeth smashed out of place by Vertonghen

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Mario Gotze’s teeth smashed out of place by sent off Vertonghen, reveal Dortmund Peter McVitie 17:38 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mario Gotze Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Borussia Dortmund Getty Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Bundesliga The 25-year-old took the Spurs’ defender’s forearm to the face, leaving him with a swollen lip and in a lot of pain Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz says Mario Gotze had a few teeth knocked out of place in a collision with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on Wednesday.Vertonghen was sent off with his second yellow card of the game after he caught Gotze in the face with his forearm during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Dortmund in the Champions League.Gotze, who came on as a substitute in the second half, was pictured bleeding from his mouth as he received treatment on the side of the field, and Bosz confirmed the 25-year-old was still in pain after the game Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “He has problems with his teeth and must go to the doctor,” the 53-year-old said afterwards.”It doesn’t look so good. Not all his teeth are in the right place. It hurts for him to talk.”World Cup-winning goalscorer Gotze has started all three of Dortmund’s Bundesliga games, but it is not yet known if he will be available to face Koln in their next game due to his injury.It was one of many low moments for Dortmund, who passed up several chances in the defeat at Wembley.And Bosz heavily criticised his defence afterwards, despite their bright start to the game.”It was clear today that we weren’t well organised at the back defensively. I thought we started well, dominated and controlled the game with good football,” the ex-Ajax boss said.”But when you play like that, with space behind the back four, you have to defend it, and we didn’t do that well enough.”last_img read more

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10 months agoSpurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazard

first_imgSpurs, 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 saylast_img read more

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Psychologist explains why people like fear as Halloween approaches

first_imgWINNIPEG (CITYNEWS) – Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge later this month for Halloween. Part of this holiday for many people is the scare factor, but there are some scientific reasons why people seem to love being scared. Jo Ann Unger, Clinical Psychologist and President of Manitoba Psychological Society, says fear activates the fight, flight, and freeze response, and for some people, this is exhilarating. “Their body is wired that, that fight, flight, freeze response is really rewarding for them internally, and so then they seek that out because it feels really good for them, but it’s not the same for every person,” she said. Unger said some people even feel a sense of accomplishment after making it through a haunted house, plus it can be a bonding experience if you made it through with people you know.  “Those memories are encoded in a special kind of way and if we do that with friends and family you know we talk about it after and we have this its very vivid right and so it also creates this sense of connection and closeness,” she said. -with files from Stefanie Lasiuk, CityNews Winnipeglast_img read more

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Cyclists honoured for their work against drug addiction

first_imgAPTN National NewsFive cyclists have just completed a cross-country journey.It’s the first time for the group.Now they are being honoured for their work at the Minwaashin Lodge.Here’s APTN’s Annette Francis with that story from Ottawa.last_img

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Trump indicates Fed search down to 5 finalists

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is likely to make his selection for the next Federal Reserve chairman from five candidates, a group that includes current Chair Janet Yellen.“I would say within those five, you’ll probably get the answer,” he said when asked by a reporter if he is considering other candidates.Before Trump met with reporters in the Rose Garden, a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the five finalists are Yellen, current Fed board member Jerome Powell, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former Fed board member Kevin Warsh and Stanford University economist John Taylor.Trump is expected to announce his decision before he leaves Nov. 3 for a trip to Asia.“Honestly, I like them all,” Trump said when asked if he had a favourite. “I do. I have a great respect for all of them. But I will make a decision over the next very short period of time.”The president is scheduled to interview Yellen on Thursday. After that meeting, he will have met and discussed the job with all five candidates.Yellen’s four-year term as chairman ends on Feb. 3. Trump criticized Yellen on the campaign trail last year, saying she was too political and was keeping interest rates low to favour Democrats. But since taking office, Trump has been complimentary, saying he and Yellen both favour low interest rates and that she has done a good job at the central bank.The president met Warsh, who served on the Fed board during the 2008 financial crisis, and Powell, the only Republican currently on the board, late last month. Trump interviewed Taylor, the author of a key rule on monetary policy, last week.Cohn, who spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs before joining the Trump administration this year, had at one time been considered a front-runner for the Fed job. But his prospects appear to have dimmed after he made comments critical of Trump’s response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.___AP White House reporter Darlene Superville contributed to this report.last_img read more

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audiblecom

first_imgAudible.com bestsellers for week ending January 11:Fiction1. The Man on the Mountaintop: An Audible Original Drama by Susan Trott & Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding & David Thorpe (Audible Studios)2. Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld, narrated by Diane Lane (Audible Studios)3. Harry Clarke: With Bonus Performance: Lillian by David Cale, narrated by Billy Crudup and the author (Audible Studios)4. The Spies That Bind: A Gallagher Girls Prequel by Ally Carter, narrated by Rebecca Soler (Audible Studios)5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)6. Holding: A Novel by Graham Norton, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio)7. Enchanter: Spellmonger, Book 7 by Terry Mancour, narrated by John Lee (Podium Publishing)8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Pottermore Publishing)9. Storm World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 10 by B. V. Larson, narrated by Mark Boyett (Audible Studios)10. The Speed of Sound: (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1) by Eric Bernt, narrated by Christopher Lane (Brilliance Audio)Nonfiction1. Power Moves: Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)2. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)3. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)4. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)5. 21 Days of Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Jess Ray (Aaptiv)6. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)7. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado, narrated by Ben Holland (Thomas Nelson)8. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)9. Unfu(asterisk)k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)10. Sleep Better by Aaptiv, narrated by Jade Alexis (Aaptiv)—–The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Mayor Ackerman shares her role at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)

first_imgOn the panel will be Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, Mayor Josie Osborne of Tofino, Caitlyn Vernon with the Sierra Club and Blair King, achemistinlangley.net as well as Ackerman.Ackerman expresses she sees the topic of climate change as an ‘often-polarizing issue’ and that she feels it is imperative to respond appropriately to this ‘multidimensional problem’ as the topic is at the forefront of the collective global conversation.In her post, Ackerman goes on to share her perspective of the divide that has been taking place with lawsuits being filed by local governments, suing energy companies to pay for the costs of climate change.“These lawsuits are the embodiment of a divisive approach that pits energy companies against municipalities and hardens age-old divides: rural versus urban, province versus province, right versus left,” a direct quote from FB post.Ackerman expresses ‘collaboration must be at the centre of climate change strategy change’, to bridge the divide.“Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria has taken critical steps to do just that earlier this year when she revoked her support for litigation and began to explore alternative options to prepare her community to deal with the costs of climate change. Mayor Helps and I often represent the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the divides I mentioned earlier – yet we both agree on the fundamentals,” posted Ackerman. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the upcoming annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention, Mayor Lori Ackerman shares on her FB page her participation during the Convention.The UBCM gives local municipal government leaders from across BC the opportunity to speak on issues that affect British Columbians.Mayor Ackerman shares, that during her attendance to the convention she will be sitting on a panel talking about climate change, and how communities will deal with its associated impacts. The panel discussion, we will delve into respective communities’ varying perspectives, shares Ackerman, to chart a consensus-oriented strategy to municipal action on climate resilience.The Mayor goes further to share, the oil and gas industry is a major job creator for Fort St. John, and it also provides modern energy to the greater Province. The Canadian energy sector is one of the cleanest in the world, and it is constantly developing new technology to improve operational efficiency and leave a lighter footprint. This innovative culture should be encouraged and is critical in finding solutions to climate change.“Vilifying an industry will not drive progress, and such a lawsuit would be neither time nor cost-effective. Government and industry must partner and work together to identify ways to address climate change. To achieve the best adaptation outcomes, we should engage in seeking solutions and the energy industry should be involved,” posted Ackerman.To read the entire post; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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KMDA to repair Sealdah flyover soon

first_imgKolkata: 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.last_img read more

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Morocco, France sign statement of intent on SMEs

first_imgRabat – Morocco and France signed, on Thursday in Rabat, a statement of intent on funding small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to foster financial and technical cooperation and training.Signed by Economy minister Mohammed Boussaid and French counterpart Pierre Moscovici, on a working visit to Morocco, the statement provides for transferring resources from the French guarantee fund, amounting to 26 million euros, to the SMEs guarantee fund set up by the Moroccan economy ministry and managed by the central guarantee fund (CCG).This operation concerns redeploying financial cooperation resources worth 16 million euros from the financial restructuration guarantee fund and provides for a mechanism totaling 25 million euros to improve SMEs’ access to loans. Another cooperation protocol was inked by the French public investment bank, the French development agency and the CCG to reinforce cooperation to broaden the scope and efficiency of their Risk-Sharing Instruments, as well as the funding of Moroccan SMEs and French ones wishing to gain a foothold in Morocco.The agreement aims to facilitate the international development of enterprises of their respective countries, director general of CCG Hicham Zanati Serghini told MAP.last_img read more

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Womens lacrosse falls to Penn State in seasonending loss

The Buckeyes played host to the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this week, as they lost to Penn State 14-12 in the quarterfinal round.The Nittany Lions (10-7) wasted no time, putting their first goal in the net within the first 40 seconds. The two teams then exchanged goals before PSU went on to score seven of the next nine goals, forcing the Buckeyes to call a time-out to regroup.“We dug ourselves a hole. We waited too long to come back,” said Kelly Haggerty, a three-year letter winner who ended the game with two goals and three assists. “We knew how much we wanted it and we remind ourselves how much we wanted to win this game. We just try to pump ourselves up because we know we can do it, we know we have it in us.”OSU put in two goals before the half, heading into the locker room down 10-6.Both committed several turnovers in the first half, with OSU recording six and PSU recording five.The Buckeyes fired back at the start of the second period, bringing the score back 8-10. PSU followed up with four straight goals to give the Nittany Lions a solid six-goal cushion late in the second.OSU, who came back from behind just once this season, was unable to catch up with PSU despite a four-goal scoring run to end the game.“I always ask the girls to play their heart out and I’ve questioned that in a couple close games, but this one today they played as hard as they could until the bitter end,” coach Sue Stimmel said. “It’s just unfortunate when you don’t win in those situations.”Sophomore Alayna Markwordt led the Buckeyes with three goals and junior Jayme Beard recorded a game-high four assists in the loss.Members of the team and coaching staff wore orange armbands with the initials “Y.L.” on them in honor of Yeardley Love, the Virginia women’s lacrosse player who was killed on Monday.A moment of silence was held prior to the awards ceremony Saturday on her behalf.This marks the end of the season for the lacrosse girls, who got to play their last game on home turf.“It was awesome. I’m sad it’s over, but there’s no other place to play like this,” Haggerty said. “A lot of people don’t get to experience what we experience. It’s just really heartfelt, and there’s nothing like team camaraderie.” read more

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Ohio States Eli Apple making a turnaround as a redshirtfreshman

Redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple (13) waits for the ball to be snapped during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAfter sending a first-round draft pick in Bradley Roby to the NFL, the Ohio State Buckeyes had a void to fill at cornerback.Enter Eli Apple.The redshirt-freshman cornerback has stepped into a starting role for the Buckeyes and has helped the OSU defense to the 18th best pass defense in the country.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he was pleased to see Apple’s success after a less-than-successful 2013 redshirt year for the New Jersey native.“Eli Apple is a guy that I’d like to think is a product of the way we do our business,” Meyer said Monday. “In the weight room, in the classroom … he was not what we wanted when we signed him.”Apple agreed with his coach, adding that he was challenged more than just physically in his first year as a Buckeye.“Mentally and physically, I wasn’t ready at all as far as tackling,” Apple said Monday. “As far as getting in the weight room, I wasn’t really strong enough to really play out there, I was getting tossed around a little bit.”Meyer said the physical struggles weren’t the only thing holding Apple back.“He was lazy in the classroom, lazy about his business (but he has) got a great family, they really supported us in our disciplining of him, and he’s doing great in school and great on the field,” Meyer said. “And I grabbed him yesterday and I said, ‘This is what we recruited.’ He’s playing pretty well.”Apple said he’s worked on getting his grades up, and added that he believes it is showing on the field.“I feel like it all goes hand-in-hand,” he said. “When you are doing good in school, you are doing good in football. It all correlates.”Apple has started all but one game this season, but it was in the game he didn’t start that he made arguably his biggest impact.After fellow redshirt-freshman cornerback Gareon Conley gave up a 44-yard completion and a subsequent touchdown on Michigan State’s opening drive Nov. 8, Apple was called upon to come into the game and perform, which co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said Apple did admirably.“He did not practice at all (that) week. Did not take one rep at practice. And leading up to the game, even on Saturday morning, we weren’t sure if Eli was going to be able to play or not,” Ash said on Nov. 10. “But throughout the course of the game, from when he went in to that point, he made some plays, both in the run game and in the pass game. I mean he showed some grit, some determination, some guts, some toughness that honestly we didn’t know Eli had.”Apple tied for the team lead for pass breakups against the Spartans with two, and added a tackle for loss from the corner spot.Apple said his improvements this season are because he’s learned from the veterans in front of him.“When I first got here, I definitely had my little struggles. I feel like that redshirt year really helped me a lot just watching guys like Roby, watching guys like (senior cornerback) Doran (Grant), see how they handle their business and picking up stuff from them,” Apple said. “When I came in this year, I really wanted to take an approach — take things serious, work on my technique, work on all aspects of my game and it has really helped out.”Grant, who Meyer said Monday he would nominate for an all-Big Ten honor, said before the Michigan State game that Apple was already showing signs of improvement.“(He is) getting better and growing every day,” Grant said Oct. 22. “You just see him growing and taking coaching and just getting better as a player everyday and that’s good.”Apple said playing opposite of Grant has been one of the most important keys to his personal progress.“I feel like my confidence has grown after each game,” Apple said. “It’s just great being a starting corner, playing opposite of Doran Grant, somebody that just takes the game so serious. It’s one of those things where you have to raise your game up a notch every week because you got somebody like him who just goes so hard and has great preparation.”Apple and the Buckeyes are now preparing for the Indiana Hoosiers as the two teams are scheduled to kick off at noon on Saturday from Ohio Stadium. read more

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Mexico has yet to find a coach

first_imgPlayers 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.last_img read more

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Colin Farquhar has advised TCI authorities to sit and wait re Misicks

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppResponding to requests about when the former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick will return to the country, Commissioner of Police, Colin Farquhar has advised that Turks and Caicos authorities have to sit and watch. The Commissioner says the steps for the premier’s return will follow requirements fixed by Brazilian law and the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Special Investigations and Prosecution team has no influence in this process. The Commissioner added that as soon as permission is received from Brazillian authorities Misick will be returned to the TCI to be charged and face trial.last_img read more

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Woman charged for threatening an Easter church service with gun

first_img Updated: 10:41 PM Posted: April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Woman charged for threatening an Easter church service with guncenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman who walked into a church service in Clairemont on Easter Sunday and allegedly made violent threats while carrying a gun and her 10-month-old baby was charged today with nine felony and misdemeanor counts.Anna Conkey, 31, is accused of bringing an unloaded gun into Easter Sunday services at the Mt. Everest Academy, which is leased by the non-denominational Church Tsidkenu.Dispatchers received a call at 12:02 p.m. Sunday from a person reporting the armed woman at an auditorium on the campus grounds, according to San Diego police Lt. Shawn Takeuchi.Conkey allegedly walked onto the stage during the service and “made threats that she was going to blow up the church” while waving a handgun around, the lieutenant said.Deputy District Attorney Matthew Greco said that before the service, she contacted San Diego police and a former employer and reported that a woman with a gun was going to “blow up the foundation of the church.” She then walked into the service and told the entire congregation that they were going to die, Greco alleged.Before police arrived, churchgoers were able to disarm her, but as bystanders were handing the pistol to the officers, Conkey lunged forward to grab the gun without success and was restrained by multiple police officers, Greco said.In light of the bomb threat, police used bomb-sniffing dogs to conduct a sweep of the area where the church services were being held, as well as Conkey’s car, the prosecutor said. No explosives were found, but ammunition matching the gun — which was registered to her — was located at her home, authorities said.Conkey brought her youngest child with her to the church service, and officers later located her 5-year-old daughter, Takeuchi said, adding that both children were found to be healthy and unhurt.He did not disclose where the 5-year-old was found.The children were taken into protective custody after their mother’s arrest, but Greco said they have since been released into the custody of family members.He said protective orders were filed Wednesday to prevent Conkey from coming into contact with either child, the church’s pastor and the church itself.Speaking to a potential motive, the prosecutor said, “It appears her actions are tied to some of her interpretations of her religious beliefs,” but he did not elaborate.Defense attorney Stephen Cline said Conkey’s family and friends have stated that the entire incident was “highly out of character.”The defendant’s mental health will likely play a role in future court proceedings, but attorneys stated it was too early to say to what degree.Greco said, “It’s clear that mental issues will play a role in this case. In terms of the extent and the scope, at this point, it is speculative to say.”Conkey, who’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail, faces more than 23 years in state prison if convicted of child cruelty, making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone, and a misdemeanor count of interfering with a religious service.She pleaded not guilty and is slated to return to court May 3 for a readiness conference. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Nielsen Sells Shuttered Training

first_imgNielsen Business Media has finally found a buyer for its shuttered Training magazine. Lakewood Media Group—a company led by the owners of Minneapolis-based Mach1 Business Media—has acquired the magazine as well as its associated conference and Training Top 125 list.Former Training editor Philip Jones is joining Lakewood managing partners Mike Murrell and Bryan Powell. Murrell and Powell’s Mach1 publishes SalesForceXP magazine, which serves mid-market sales managers.Also included in the deal is Nielsen’s Sales & Marketing Managementmagazine. Financial terms were not disclosed. While Lakewood determines what the next steps are for Sales & Marketing Management in print, Murrell tells FOLIO: the company will continue publishing the brand online and will maintain its database. Nielsen shuttered Training and its companion Web site in February and was said to be searching for a buyer.Murrell and Powell say they will publish Training in print six times annually, will continue to produce and expand its affiliated Web sites and plan on producing the Training Conference & Expo next year.last_img read more

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Bonnier Leads Ad Growth Among Major Publishers in First Half 2011

first_imgConde Nast’s 17 titles and Time Inc.’s 20 magazines remained mainly flat from first half 2010 to first half 2011; Conde is up 2 percent in ad pages, and Time Inc. reports a one percent increase. January to June 2011 saw mixed results for major publishers’ ad page results. Bonnier’s 29 titles experienced the highest growth out of six major publishers included in a set of data from MagazineRadar; Conde Nast, Hearst, Hearst-owned Hachette, Time Inc. and Meredith Corporation ad pages were also totaled. Bonnier saw a twelve percent spike in ad page totals, gaining 702 pages from January–June 2010’s 5,921 pages to January–June 2011’s 6,624 ad pages. Hachette’s six titles (now part of Hearst’s portfolio) had a five percent increase in January-June ad pages, up 144 pages from first half 2010’s 3,182 pages to first half 2011’s 3,326 pages.Meredith Co.’s 18 titles suffered in the first half of 2011, down 12 percent with a loss of 619 ad pages. January-June 2010 had 7,224 ad pages; January-June 2011 ad pages were down to 6,965 pages. Meredith is encouraging a stronger second half with its new guaranteed ROI program for certain advertisers.Hearst’s 17 titles also fell in the first half of 2011, down 4 percent due to the loss of 260 ad pages from first half 2010. In first half 2010, Hearst titles included 7,224 ad pages. In the same period of 2011, ad pages were down to 6,965 pages.last_img read more

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The Week Debuts ShortForm Podcasts in a Bid for Differentiation

first_img “I love listening to podcasts, but most of the podcasts I listen to are kind of a wandering hour,” Ben Frumin, editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com, tells Folio:. “It’s Bill Simmons or Marc Maron taking you on this vibrant and interesting conversational journey, but a meandering one.” “It’s an attitude we’ve long taken with The Week’s digital operation,” says Frumin. “We really treat our website as a laboratory. We want to try new things, take risks, and kind of learn in real time.” “Audio is really rich and complex and fun for storytelling,” Hansen adds. “It’s thinking about how you can build layers of sound and put someone into a setting, but also recognizing that its so intimate — you have someone who’s essentially whispering in your ear. It’s a lot of finding the balance between too much sound and not enough.” In such a saturated and dynamic media space, differentiation has become key for publishers looking to tap into the rapidly growing listener pool. To that end, The Week has announced the launch of three new podcasts, each of which can be consumed in ten minutes or less. “This Week I Learned was just born out of my own curiosity bug,” adds Hansen. “I just felt overwhelmed by things that I loved learning and wanted to share, and there wasn’t a perfect place for that on TheWeek.com. Putting it into audio format almost worked better than putting it into an article.” “We thought there was a space for short, tight, focused mini-podcasts, and felt that we were the best brand to do that because that’s what we do. The Week is all about concision, wit, brevity.” The three podcasts have only been out for about a month, but early returns have been positive. Seven Minute Explainers and This Week I Learned have already cracked the iTunes Top 100 chart, no small feat in such a crowded space. While the podcasts are currently free of any advertising, Frumin says sponsorships are part of the plan moving forward and that several brands have already expressed interest. The three podcasts are the result of a few years’ worth of playing around with the concept, says Frumin, a process which began when The Week’s editors came across a January 2013 Reddit AMA in which Slate.com editor David Plotz extolled Slate’s hugely successful foray into the medium. Up until about the last six months, however, any podcast activity from The Week was pure experimentation. The secret is out. The podcasting explosion is in full swing, with publishers as disparate as The New Yorker, Runner’s World, and even Barstool Sports making heavy investments in the medium. Sometimes, however, listeners prefer to ride the bullet train.center_img The digital content consumer, particularly when using a smartphone, has long been known to favor generally concise, short-form content, but that same idea hasn’t quite manifested itself in podcasts — at least not most of those being widely distributed on platforms like iTunes. Frumin likens many of the most popular podcasts like Serial or WTF with Marc Maron to sweeping, scenic drives up the California coastline.  “We asked ourselves, ‘What does The Week do really well that could transfer to audio?'” says Hansen. “One of them is breaking down complex and compelling topics into the most crucial information.” A second podcast, Seven Minute Opinions, aims to provide listeners with a diverse array of perspectives and arguments related to dominant issues in the news cycle in an effort to challenge preconceived notions and inspire new ways of thinking. Finally, This Week I Learned, hosted by Hansen, leverages the internet’s treasure trove of fascinating revelations under the guise of “making learning fun again.” “That’s what our podcasts are,” Frumin continues. “We really felt like there was a need among this booming podcast audience for short, concise, to the point, time-saving, and efficient podcasts that didn’t just occupy a listener’s time, but made the best use of it.” The idea to focus on short-form content was a natural progression, according to Frumin, who says The Week excels at providing the strapped-for-time, on-the-go consumer with authoritative, useful information in a concise and economic manner. It’s something the brand already does with the content it produces for mobile devices, where barriers to exit are nonexistent and the need to hold consumers’ attention for several short periods of time is paramount.  For now, the learning experience continues. All three podcasts are produced in-house by a team led by The Week’s multimedia editor, Lauren Hansen. The first is Seven Minute Explainers, in which editors and reporters address everything listeners need to know about a specific timely or compelling topic. Listen to episode 3 of This Week I Learned below:last_img read more

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BTS Fans Gave Us The Wings That Allowed Us To Be Where

first_imgWhen Goldman asked why they think it’s important to talk about the pressures that teens face in their music, Suga shared how music was such an important part of his development as young person, and that they knew that sharing their stories would help others around the world going through similar experiences, and that was what they wanted to give to their fans. This is clearly a big part in what makes the group and the music so relatable, such a personal experience for their fans.”When I think back to when I was younger, when I was a student, I listened to a lot of music and I think it was a way for me to escape and a way for me to sort of reassure myself, and I think nowadays, teens, people in their early 20s, listen to music, but I felt, and we felt, that there really aren’t a lot of good sounding, healthy music that they can listen to that really helps them, that there is a lack that we could fill… I think young people all over the world face these pains, sorrows, problems, so I think that’s why we sing these songs and I think that’s why our fans and our listeners can really relate to our music,” Suga explained, through the translator.Goldman asked the group about how they choose the overarching storylines of their albums and develop them through their songs, which he compared conceptually to what The Who had done with their rock-operas. RM explained that the themes they choose are based on what is relevant to all seven of them and their experiences at the time, and what they feel will also be to their peers/fans, and therefore has developed with them as they’ve grown – from school, to youth, to love.”When we want to find topics and we want to find stories, it’s what is in our real mind. So five years ago, in our debut, we talked about schools. And we talked about schools with three albums, and then we talked about youth with 3 albums, and then folks grow up,” RM shared. “Our attitude towards life kinda changed a little bit, and we thought … the story the world most needs is love.”Stay tuned to our latest news for more exclusive content from the BTS event, and visit the GRAMMY Museum event page to get tickets to other exciting conversations and shows.BTS Become First K-Pop Band To Debut At No. 1 On Billboard 200Read more News Email BTS: “Fans Gave Us The Wings That Allowed Us To Be Where We Are” Twitter center_img Exclusive: BTS Says “Fans Gave Us The Wings” bts-fans-gave-us-wings-allowed-us-be-where-we-are The seven K-Pop dreamboats struck fans’ heartstrings during an exclusive conversation at the GRAMMY Museum, sharing love for their fans, why their music is relatable, and their evolution as a group Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 12, 2018 – 2:35 pm The seven members of K-pop phenomenon BTS graced the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles with smiles on Sept. 11. A group of 200 or so fans who were lucky enough to snag tickets relished in getting to not only see the boys up close, but to hear why the fans are so important to them and their success, why their music feels so relatable and how their story lines have developed.The conversation began with a warm introduction from GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, who served as the interviewer for the evening, followed by a viewing of the original “Idol” music video (sans Nicki Minaj). Every audience member began to sway and sing along, many even knowing the lyrics in Korean. The energy was anxious yet upbeat as the fans prepared to see their idols in real life, with the crowd breaking into thrilled screams as J-Hope, Jin, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga and RM of BTS walked across the stage.As the evening began, given the palpable excitement level, Goldman made sure to check in with the audience and ask if they could allow for the conversation to happen in front of them, to which they agreed and limited their screams and cheers to a minimum throughout the night, out of respect for the special moment they were collectively sharing. The fans broke their composure, quite adorably, only when they belted out happy birthday to RM, whose birthday is Sept. 12, when the group entered the stage, and again as they were leaving. The crowd flashing finger-hearts in the air on both occasions.Yet the fans were not the only ones feeling the love. When Goldman asked BTS why their relationship with their fans was so important, V, speaking in Korean, shared a touching message that many of the crowd aww-ed at even before the on-stage translator shared his words in English.”The fans gave us the wings that allowed us to be where we are and sort of fly to where we are now, so we are always thankful and we know that we are here thanks to our fans. So I think that’s why we have this relationship with our fans,” V said, as shared in English by the translator. Facebook last_img read more

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DJI just solved a huge problem for drone racing pilots

first_img 0 DJI Computers Drones Post a comment Share your voice Tags DJI’s FPV system combines a new controller, goggles and camera module.  Joshua Goldman/CNET DJI is bringing its high-resolution digital video transmission technology from its camera drones to the world of drone racing. Combining a camera module, controller and goggles, the new DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System delivers long-range ultralow latency HD video from the drone to your eyes.Drone pilots wear an FPV headset while racing to get a view from a camera mounted on the front of the drone. However, because they’re regularly flying at speeds faster than 90mph, the video transmission systems use low-resolution, low-latency analog video signals. Unfortunately, the video quality is soft with poor color and detail and frequently breaks up. Switching from analog to digital improves detail and overall picture quality, but has a shorter range, adds latency and is expensive among other things. DJI’s FPV system  is the only digital video transmission solution on the market that performs at the same level as analog, the company says. Having seen it in action, it’s easy to believe, too. dji-fpv-air-unit-module-15You can add FPV to anything with DJI’s system. Joshua Goldman/CNET The difference between analog and DJI’s HD system is like the difference between a VHS tape that’s been played a few too many times and a remastered DVD. Or like going from 144p on a YouTube clip to 720p. All the detail you’ve been missing is suddenly visible and with so little latency that you’re able to react in time to avoid obstacles. Other features End-to-end latency of 28 millisecondsCapture video at 720p at 120fps or 1080p at 60fpsRecord video to camera module and goggles”Focus Mode” narrows down the signal bitrate to the center of the frameTransmission up to 2.5 milesEight 5.8GHz frequency channelsEach operator has an exclusive channel  Three camera modes: racing, standard and LED mode150 degree ultra-wide-angle lensdji-fpv-air-unit-module-08The new goggles (right) are significantly smaller and lighter than DJI’s first goggles. Joshua Goldman/CNET The DJI FPV System is available now in two bundle options. The $819 FPV Experience Combo includes the FPV Goggles, two FPV cameras and Air Units along with all the necessary wires and antennas. The FPV Fly More Combo for $929 adds the controller, but has only one camera and Air Unit. last_img read more

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