Moorestown: Much more than an iPhone killer

first_imgFirst let me say I’m not on the inside track with Moorestown. I’m an outside observer with my own perspective on this product, but I have to say… I think this will be HUGE. Lot’s of talk about the Moorestown platform at IDF this year and I’ve heard many refer to this as the iPhone killer, or next generation iPhone. The game changer is size, the processing power, and WiMax capabilities. This is much more than anything in the market now. It can be almost anything you want it to be, and what you want it to do might be more about what devices it talks to. Here’s my personal speculation on potential uses for Moorestown.Harmony Remote Killer: This one is easy. Unlike the iphone with this kind of device you should be able to add and download applications and be configure to do pretty much what you want it to do. It’s the size of a remote. It has bluetooth and WiMax. It should be able to talk to all of your AV stuff and replace your most advanced universal remotes.GameBoy/PSP Killer: This be will run on Intel’s next generation 45nm chips. It should far exceed anything any hand held game system can do today. You could host games on the fly with people near you or host over the Internet. I actually believe this could be an XBox Killer. It will have the horsepower, it will be ultimately connected. It just needs peripherals like a dock or wireless connectivity to a large display and keyboard. Drop it on your coffee table, turn on your wall mounted LCD, pick up a wireless controller and you are gaming.Desktop Killer: Yes, a desktop killer. Again it should have the horsepower. It will have highspeed connections and a full blown browser. More and more apps are moving to the web. There’s a lot of talk about the death of the application, as applications can be run in the browser. Drop it on your desk, have it detect and synch with your wireless keyboard, mouse and monitor and you are working. Also more IT shops are starting to see the value of OS and application streaming technology where you can pull down the apps you need when you need them. Edit a spreadsheet, crop a photo, do a CAD Design, all apps come from the network when you need them, wherever you are.Storage may only an issue for the few things you need locally. With WiMax, songs, videos, applications could all be available at your finger tips whether you have them stored on your PC, DVR, or from a service provider. You could ultimately have any data or any application on a powerful mobile device on your hip, in your pocket or in your purse. My perspective is Moorestown is shaping up to be the ubiquitous everything device. I discussed this idea 2 years ago with an Intel engineer, during a school fundraiser. I claimed if Intel could create the device the size of cell phone with the processing power of a PC, you would not need any other device other than peripherals. I was new, I was in marketing and he thought I was nuts. And he pretty much told me so, citing that he didn’t see how Intel would profit from it. A couple of weeks later I saw him again and he was anxious to tell me he just saw a presentation that discussed exactly what I was talking about. I’d like to think this is Moorestown… and personally I can’t wait!!last_img read more

Out of time: NFL tells Odell Beckham Jr. not to wear watch in games

first_imgKim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelBrowns coach Freddie Kitchens said he was not aware that Beckham had on the lavish time piece. Kitchens also said the team will abide the rules.“As long as they’re going to enforce that with everyone, I’m fine with it,” Kitchens said. “Let’s just make sure it gets enforced with everybody.” Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast LATEST STORIES Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is introduced as he runs out on the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch, worth over $250,000, during his debut Sunday. The NFL plans to speak with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch in games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham’s football fashion taste clashed with the NFL’s.The league reached out to the Browns on Monday and told them that their star can no longer wear a watch on the field after he sported an expensive one during Sunday’s season opener against Tennessee.ADVERTISEMENT Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Papi’s Back: David Ortiz throws out 1st pitch at Fenway It’s not clear if Beckham spoke with anyone from the league or if he will be fined for his fashion faux pas.Beckham, who came to Cleveland in a blockbuster offseason trade from the New York Giants, caught seven passes for 71 yards in his first action for the Browns.Known for his style and one-handed catches, the 26-year-old Beckham drove his customized, orange Rolls Royce to FirstEnergy Stadium for Sunday’s game.Beckham will return to New York next week as the Browns play the New York Jets on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA MOST READ NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX The flashy, fashionable wide receiver wore an orange Richard Mille-designed watch — which retails for more than $250,000 — during the Browns’ 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans.On Monday, league spokesman Michael Signora said while there are no rules prohibiting jewelry, there is a policy “prohibiting hard objects.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woes Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

From predators to prey, Bayern Munich must turn corner

first_imgChampions Bayern Munich must defeat Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday if they are to end an unusual losing run and avoid making a crisis out of what could be a brief dip in form.The German powerhouse, chasing a record-extending fifth consecutive domestic league title, have lost their last matches in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, following Wednesday’s 3-2 loss at Russia’s Rostov. (Also read: Champions League: Messi powers Barcelona into last 16, Rostov stun Bayern Munich)That defeat came four days after last week’s 1-0 loss to league title rivals Borussia Dortmund. Bayern, who have now managed just two wins in their last six league matches, were knocked off top spot and into second place – for the first time in 14 months – by RB Leipzig, three points clear on 27.”We have to turn the corner and we have to do it now,” captain Philipp Lahm warned. “We are making just too many mistakes and paying the price. It is not a crisis but we have to cut back on those mistakes as quickly as possible.”We seem to be a bit too carefree in our game. I do not know why that is. We have to analyse it. We are just not focused enough.”Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team are far from the dominant Bayern under his predecessor Pep Guardiola, with the backline less solid.Central defender Jerome Boateng, Germany’s 2016 player of the year, had his share of the blame in two of Rostov’s goals, his once imperious presence repeatedly a step too late for the opponents.advertisement”Jerome has to find his balance again,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “There is a bit too much hype around him at the moment. It would be good for him and the club if he came back down to earth a bit.””It makes no sense to make a big fuss now,” Rummenigge added. “The team knows that it has not played well. We must now do it better, starting on Saturday against Leverkusen.”Their opponents, who also qualified for the Champions League knockout stage, are as unpredictable as ever.Capable of beating most teams on a good day, Roger Schmidt’s players have also squandered points along the way, conceding late goals, like the 3-2 winner for Leipzig last week to drop to ninth in the Bundesliga.Third-placed Borussia Dortmund, buoyed by the win over Bayern and their record-breaking 8-4 demolition of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League, travel to Eintracht Frankfurt.Surprise leaders Leipzig can temporarily open up a six-point gap with victory at Freiburg on Friday.last_img read more

From Nonprofit Social Media Strategist to Social Media Change Agent and Beyond

first_imgThis is a wonderful slideshow from Danielle Brigida from National Wildlife Federation who is responsible social media strategy implementation. She’s the person behind the NWF Twitter presence.  I caught her newest slideshow and it is an introduction to social media for NWF staff.(Discovered another link about the aging of social networks too!)It made me wonder about the new (informal?) role that social media strategy implementers are playing within nonprofits.  They’re either under the radar or more formal in their evangelist, training, and change agent role.If you are responsible for social media in your nonprofit organization, how do you educate other people in your organization?  Is it under the radar or are there formal opportunities?  It is an official part of your job description?Source: Beth Kanter’s Blog.last_img read more

Dale Steyn to return from injury lay-off in Ram Slam T20 Challenge

first_imgSouth Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is all set to make a return from a long injury-lay off after being named in the ‘quality’ Titans squad this week in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.The 34-year-old, who has been out of action since injuring his shoulder during a series against Australia in Perth in November last year, will bring an end to his time with the Cape Cobras and make a return for the Titans.Confirming the news, Steyn posted a picture of him on Twitter holding up his new kit and said that he is refreshed to be back in Titans squad.He heaped praise on Mark Boucher’s squad, tweeting, “Quality set up. Professional. Refreshing to be back at the Titans. Definitely leading the way in the domestic circuitThe South African seamer, who did not feature in the Titans’ opening T20 game of the season against Highveld Lions on Sunday, will be closely monitored by national coach Ottis Gibson in the T20 Challenge, Sport24 reported.It should be noted that Steyn needs to take just five more wickets to become South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket taker.He has so far taken 417 Test wickets, just behind former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock who bid adieu to his career with 421 wickets.last_img read more

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Centurion: Live Cricket Streaming available on SonyLIV from 1.30 PM today

first_imgIndia will play South Africa and Sony Ten Network have the rights.You can watch Live Streaming of the Day two of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town on SonyLIV from 1:30 PM today.As for TV the match will shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, in both English and Hindi.Day 1 Summary:Ravichandran Ashwin was back among wickets as India clawed their way back into the second Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on Saturday.Ashwin grabbed three wickets on Day 1 as South Africa reached 269/6 at the close of play with Faf du Plessis and Keshav Maharaj at the crease. Du Plessis was 25 not out while Maharaj was batting on 10.India fought back in the last session in which 37 overs were bowled, 87 runs scored and 4 wickets were taken. It all started with Ishant Sharma knocking over AB de Villiers after the tea break.ALSO WATCHHashim Amla and du Plessis did look like steadying the ship but a piece of brilliance in the field by Hardik Pandya saw the former being run out for 82. Also, two quick wickets after that gave India the edge.South Africa’s Aiden Markram fell six runs short of what would have been a sparkling century.Markram edged a delivery from spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel on 94 coming from 150 balls as he was denied a third test century in his seventh innings.The home side can clinch the three-match series with a win, having taken the first test in Cape Town with a 72-run victory.advertisementAmla has had two pieces of good fortune already, dropped on 30 by Hardik Pandya off Ashwin and then again on the same total when Patel made a hash of a nick down the leg-side from the bowling of seamer Ishant Sharma.Ashwin also claimed the wicket of opener Dean Elgar (31) as the left-hander stroked a delivery into the body of silly point Murali Vijay, who reacted brilliantly to grasp the ball as it rebounded off him.South Africa had resumed after lunch on 78 without loss and 23-year-old Markram seemed set for his century as he took the attack to the Indian bowlers.After Test tons against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe since his September debut, Markram now also has two scores in the 90s having made a fine start to his five-day career as the answer to South Africa’s long-running issues with the opening position.South Africa, who won the toss and elected to bat, handed a debut to tall seamer Lungi Ngidi who is regarded as a hugely promising talent and will expect to get steep bounce at a brisk pace on his home pitch in provincial cricket.India made three changes from the first test as opener Lokesh Rahul, wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel and seamer Ishant Sharma replaced Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar respectively.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

HI names 48 players for camp ahead of FIH Champions Trophy

first_imgNew Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Hockey India today named 48 players for a 21-day national camp ahead of the FIH men’s Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands. The camp will commence on May 28 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru. After a gruelling three-week national camp that focused on individual player-assessment and improvement, the 48 players who have been selected from a larger pool of 55 men in the previous camp will work under chief coach Harendra Singh. “In the previous camp, we focused a lot on individual players’ skill set to ensure fewer errors. A lot of attention was also on goal scoring and PC defending,” stated Harendra. The present national campers list includes six goalkeepers in PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Vikas Dahiya, Jagdeep Dayal and Prashant Kumar Chauhan. Hockey India has named 14 defenders in the group of 48 which includes dragflickers Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey, Gurjinder Singh apart from Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Gowda and Anand Lakra. Midfielders Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Simranjit Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Sardar Singh, Hardik Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Raj Kumar Pal, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Dharminder Singh, Manpreet Jr and Vivek Sagar Prasad have been called up for the camp. Forwards S V Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Sumit Kumar, Mohd. Umar, Abharan Sudev Belimagga, Mohammed Raheel Mouseen, Armaan Qureshi, Sukhjeet Singh, Gagandeep Singh Sr, Pardeep Singh and Maninderjit Singh have been included in the camp.advertisement “I believe we have a very strong pool of players to choose from for the Champions Trophy to be held in Breda. Since this is the last edition of the prestigious event, there is no doubt we want to be part of history by standing on the podium. That is what our focus will be on as we begin the National Camp,” expressed Harendra. National Campers List Goalkeepers: P R Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Vikas Dahiya, Jagdeep Dayal, Prashant Kumar Chauhan Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Dipsan Tirkey, Gurjinder Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Gowda, Anand Lakra Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Simranjit Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Sardar Singh, Hardik Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Raj Kumar Pal, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Dharminder Singh, Manpreet, Vivek Sagar Prasad Forwards: S V Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Sumit Kumar, Mohd. Umar, Abharan Sudev Belimagga, Mohammed Raheel Mouseen, Armaan Qureshi, Sukhjeet Singh, Gagandeep Singh Sr., Pardeep Singh, Maninderjit Singh. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

Deory set to sign for Mumbai City

first_imgIndian Super League ISL: Alen Deory to don Mumbai City FC jersey next season Ritabrata Banerjee 11:21 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alen Deory Shillong Lajong FC Gokulam I-League 2017/2018 I-League Indian Super League Mumbai City Shillong Lajong AIFF Super Cup I-League The young Indian attacker will make the switch from I-League to Indian Super League next season… Shillong Lajong’s attacking midfielder Alen Deory has agreed to sign for Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City, Goal can confirm. The 22-year-old Indian midfielder, who was recently called up to the Indian national team by Stephen Constantine, has been with I-League club Shillong Lajong since 2014. He had loan stints in ISL with NorthEast United in 2014 and 2015, registering a total of seven appearances.The 2017-18 season saw Alen Deory emerging as an important first team player at Lajong with 12 appearances and a goal to his name. He has come through the ranks of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and also had a stint in the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Elite Academy. Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best playerlast_img read more

USA Today Releases Its 2019 Big Ten Power Rankings

first_img Here are the top six teams in the Big Ten, per USA Today: Michigan (Projected Record: 11-1) Ohio State (Projected Record: 10-2) Michigan State (Projected Record: 9-3) Iowa (Projected Record: 8-4) Nebraska (Projected Record 9-3) Penn State (Projected Record 8-4)The full power rankings for the Big Ten can be seen on USA Today.It seems the Big Ten East will come down to either Michigan or Ohio State.On the other side, it seems that Iowa and Nebraska are emerging as the favorites in their division. This actually goes against ESPN’s Football Power Index, which projects Minnesota as the best team in the Big Ten West. The Big Ten Logo on the field for the Ohio State-Maryland game.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 04: A view of the Big Ten logo on the field during the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Ohio State Buckeyes at Byrd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)With college football just around the corner, USA Today has released its power rankings for the Big Ten. Ohio State has won the conference championship in back-to-back seasons, but it won’t be favored to win its third-straight title.The consensus around the country is that Michigan should be the favorite in its conference. Jim Harbaugh has a strong core of players returning to Ann Arbor for this upcoming season.Another factor that could decide the Big Ten is the departure of Urban Meyer. We’ll find out soon enough if Ryan Day can handle the pressure of coaching Ohio State.Other programs that should be in contention for the conference championship are Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State.last_img read more

Offender Returned

first_imgThe Department of Justice is notifying the public that Vernon Martell turned himself into the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth today, Nov. 10. Mr. Martell, 41, was being held at the facility after being sentenced for theft under $5,000 and was mistakenly released from custody on Nov. 5. The mistake was discovered late Monday afternoon. -30-last_img

Halifax Business Community Newcomers Sitting Down for Dinner

first_imgHalifax’s business community is sitting down to dinner tonight, April 30, with newcomers to Nova Scotia. The dinner, hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, is an opportunity for newcomers to learn about Halifax’s business community and vice-versa. “Immigrants bring global experience, new skills and ideas to our province,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “I want to congratulate the Halifax Chamber of Commerce for reaching out to newcomers and promoting diversity.” Chamber members donated a block of dinner tickets to services association clients. The annual spring dinner is a major fundraiser for the chamber. Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, will give the keynote address. Outgoing chamber board chair Francis Fares and incoming board chair Rob Batherson will challenge chamber members to invite newcomers into their homes and places of business.last_img read more

MCG emphasises on tackling ewaste

first_imgGurugram: In order to make the city clean and prepare for swachatta survekshan 2020, the Municipal Corporation of Gururgam reviewed the waste policy. More emphasis was given on tackling the e-waste that is being generated in the city. Taking cognizance of the situation, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has now again introduced certain laws to make the city clean.Specifically mentioning the shopkeepers and vendors, the Gurugram civic body has warned that heavy fines will be levied on those who will be found littering in the public spaces. Accountability of institutions like hotels, restaurants and societies have also been fixed by the MCG. Bringing in the retrospective law of 2016 of solid waste management rules, it has been stated categorically that those units that will be generating 100 kilograms per day will also have the responsibility of also recycling some of the waste themselves. It is important to note that most of the residential societies have already undertaken the investments in composting units. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkMCG has formed a framework to deal with the e-waste. Under this framework. Under this framework, the MCG has hired a private agency for collecting and recycling e-waste from residential and commercial complexes across the city on a pilot basis, officials said. It is first time that the civic body has taken any action regarding e-waste in the city, the MCG officials said. Items such as laptops, computers, microwaves, tube lights, bulbs, batteries, mobile phone and laptop chargers, television set-top boxes, modems, and doorbells are classified as e-waste. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsCurrently, there is no data on e-waste or process in place for segregating it, which consequently ends up at the Bandhwari landfill which is already being plagued with the problem of rising mounds of garbage. As per MCG officials, Deswal Waste Management, an agency certified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has been hired for e-waste management. As a part of this initiative, the private firm also created 100 collection points by placing e-waste collection bins across the city to facilitate responsible dumping of e-Waste. These bins were placed at various locations which can be accessed easily by the public.last_img read more

Photos Tiffani Thiessen Reads To Preschool Kids

first_imgTiffani Thiessen visited a preschool and read to them “Otis” by Loren Long last week in order to help national non-profit Jumpstart help break the world record for the number of people reading the same book on the same day.Tiffani Thiessen Visits PreschoolThis was a national campaign with events all across the country supporting early childhood education and “working towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed”.Tiffani Thiessen Reads To KidsTiffani appeared on the Today Show in honor of the amazing event and also lit the Empire State Building “Jumpstart Red” on October 2.Tiffani Thiessen Lights The Empire State Buildinglast_img read more

CORUS STUDIOS GREENLIGHTS SWEET NEW LIFESTYLE SERIES THE BAKER SISTERS AHEAD OF

first_img Twitter TORONTO, March 22, 2017 – Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, today announced a newly greenlit, unscripted, food travelogue series for international sale at MIPTV. The company continues to grow its slate of outstanding original unscripted series developed for its portfolio of Women and Lifestyle channels and this season debuts The Baker Sisters (13×30) to the international market.Celebrating the most mouthwatering baked treats across North America, The Baker Sisters follows siblings and bakers Rachel Smith and Jean Parker as they take viewers inside the sublime world of sensational sweets. In each episode, the dynamic duo visit three locations including bakeries, delis, and restaurants, seeking out and sampling signature baked goods. From ooey-gooey sticky buns to a magical tower of macarons, the ladies roll up their sleeves and pitch in, discovering new techniques on how these famous goodies are made. The Baker Sisters is produced by Alibi Entertainment Inc. in association with Corus Studios for Food Network Canada.Other unscripted series being sold at MIPTV include: Backyard Builds (8×30) – LIFESTYLE/RENOWhen indoor space isn’t enough, Backyard Builds showcases the endless opportunities outdoor areas can provide. Contractor and designer Brian McCourt and design expert Sarah Keenleyside work with homeowners to create one-of-a-kind, creative structures in outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a shipping container converted into an office space or backyard forest transformed into a treehouse village, this duo can extend any living space on a budget. Produced by Frantic Films in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.$ave My Reno (14×30) – LIFESTYLE/RENOCash-conscious homeowners finally catch a break when Sebastian Clovis, the savvy contractor with contagious energy, and Sabrina Smelko, the resourceful DIY designer, slash budgets by putting homeowners to work and hunting for salvaged goods. Together, they give homeowners the reno they want on a budget they can afford. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.Home to Win – Season 2 (8×60) – LIFESTYLE/RENO COMPETITION – IN PRODUCTIONThe best known renovation and design celebrities including Scott McGillivray (Income Property), Mike Holmes (Holmes on Holmes), Bryan Baeumler (Leave it to Bryan), and Sarah Richardson (Sarah 101) come together to transform an average house into a dream waterfront property for one lucky competitor to win. Produced by Architect Films in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.Worst to First (10×60) – LIFESTYLE/RENO – IN PRODUCTIONMickey and Sebastian are brothers -in -law, business partners, and best friends who help hopeful families find the worst house in the best neighbourhood and transform it into a home that is first in their hearts. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.Corus Entertainment has a longstanding history of international success in the Kids programming category through its production and distribution giant Nelvana, and in more recent years, through Corus Studios, the company has expanded its content offering into the unscripted Women and Lifestyle genre. As commissioning broadcaster and distributor of Canadian series that have achieved international success, with Masters of Flip now available more than 90 territories worldwide and Buying the View in more than 60 territories, Corus brings its production, broadcast and distribution expertise to this year’s slate of internationally appealing series.At MIPTV, Corus Studios will be represented by Rita Carbone Fleury, who will be overseeing the global sales of Corus’ original content slate. Carbone Fleury is a seasoned broadcast sales executive with extensive international experience. For further sales inquiries, visit Rita Carbone Fleury, Worldwide Sales, this MIPTV at Stand R7.N3 (Riviera 7).Corus Studios is a division of Corus EntertainmentAbout Corus StudiosCorus Entertainment has a longstanding history of success in the children’s animated content category through its production and distribution giant Nelvana. Since 2016 Corus Studios has been producing and distributing original lifestyle content globally. From hit series Masters of Flip to Buying the View and Home to Win, Corus Studios’ series are now available in over 100 territories worldwide. ​About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Watch out for role of regional parties’

first_imgKandi/Jangipur: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an all-out attack against the BJP at Kandi and Jangipur rallies on Wednesday. Stating that the regional parties would play a vital role to form the government at the Centre, the Chief Minister added: “The BJP will be voted out of power and the Congress will not be able to form the government singly. The BJP will not get more than 100 seats.”Addressing two rallies at Kandi and Jangipur, she maintained: “The BJP will get zero seats in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Moreover, if they get fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well, how will they become the hero in the 2019 election,” she said. Jangipur will vote on April 23 while Berhampur will go to polls on April 29. In 2014, Congress candidates had won both the Berhampur and Jangipur seats. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee alleged that RSS and BJP are backing the Congress candidates in these seats and maintained: “The RSS is trying to buy votes. If you see them distributing money, take their photographs and send us. The RSS has no work and they are here to create division among people.” The Chief Minister further said people had lost respect for political leaders and had developed fear in the mind about them. “People are scared of the BJP leaders. The moment you go against them, agencies such as CBI, ED and DRI will harass you. People have never seen a political party with so much vengeance ever. See their body language, it is scary,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTalking about DMK leader K Kanimozhi, whose residence was recently searched by the Income Tax officials, she said: “They sent the Income Tax department officials to the house of (DMK chief) M K Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi to conduct raids. He is harassing (Telugu Desam Party chief) Chandrababu Naidu and Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and (Janata Dal-Secular leader) H D Kumaraswamy in Karnataka. “Even Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawatiji or Akhilesh (Yadav) have not been spared. Lalu Prasad has been put to jail. He is harassing everyone. People of Bengal are still living in peace because we are here,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Marrakech to Host High-Level Conference on Economic Growth in January 2018

Rabat – Marrakech will host on January 2018 a high-level regional conference on promoting economic growth, employment, and inclusion in the Arab world.Organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Arab Monetary Fund (FMA), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES), and the Moroccan government, this event will take place on January 29 and 30, 2018.Entitled “Opportunities for All: Growth, Employment and Inclusion in the Arab World,” the conference will include a number of senior officials, business leaders, academic representatives as well as representatives of civil society from the Arab world and other regions. In a statement, the IMF said that this event builds on the 2014 Amman conference “Building the Future”, which highlighted the need for an all-inclusive and job-generating growth.According to the international financial institution, “this new meeting is now aimed at orienting the debate related to inclusive growth in the Arab world.” For two days, participants will exchange experiences, lessons, and ideas on how to create millions of jobs through the development of new households and growth sectors, added the same source.“Reflections will focus on ways to increase opportunities for women and young people by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship; promoting transparency and technology to exploit the region’s potential; and the definition of policies conducive to stronger and more inclusive growth,” the IMF explained.The event will highlighted by speeches addressed by different personalities including IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the Director General of the FADES Board of Directors, Abdelatif Al-Hamad, and the FMA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Abdulrahman Al Hamidy.According to recent IMF projections, growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region is expected to slow down significantly in 2017. The downturn in activity in oil-exporting countries would be the main cause of this situation, the organization said after updating its published forecasts at the beginning of the second quarter of 2017.The IMF pointed out that this situation might lighten up by next year, adding that its projections for 2017-18 would remain broadly unchanged from the April 2017 World Economic Outlook. However, growth results in 2016 seem to have been much stronger due to the accelerated growth in Iran. The IMF adds that if the recent downturn in oil prices were to continue, it could have a greater impact on the outlook for crude oil exporters in the region.For its part, World Bank analysts said economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to decline this year by 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, the forecasts of the Bretton Woods institution, published in its biannual report on the world economic outlook, expect growth in the region to accelerate by 2.9 percent in 2018, assuming an easing of geopolitical tensions and a rise in oil prices. read more

TSX advances as economic data boost balances US rate concerns

TORONTO — Mining stocks led the way to a minor gain on the Toronto stock market Friday amid positive economic data from the United States.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 28.39 points to 14,390.22.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.32 of a cent at 89.27 cents US in the wake of a better than expected reading on retail sales for January and slowing price pressures.Statistics Canada said sales were up 1.3%, against the 0.7% rise that had been expected.The agency also reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate fell to 1.1% in February, from 1.5% the previous month. But on a month-to-month basis, prices rose 0.8% from January.U.S. indexes were also higher after data suggested that U.S. economic growth should bounce back following a harsh winter.The Dow Jones industrials rose 73.02 points to 16,404.07, the Nasdaq climbed 3.67 points to 4,322.95 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 9.01 points to 1,881.02.The U.S. Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose in February by the largest amount in three months.And a key manufacturing reading, the Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing index, rebounded in March from a negative reading in February.The data helped persuade investors that the U.S. economy is strengthening to a point where it can withstand higher short term rates.Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. central bank could begin raising short-term rates six months after it halts its bond purchases around year’s end. The Fed has been cutting back on those purchases, a key element of stimulus that had kept long-term rates low, in $10 billion increments since December, lowering purchases so far from $85 billion to $55 billion.“Markets (are) ending the week on a solid footing following the Fed scare earlier in the week,” said a commentary from Barclays Research.“Fed fund futures look to be pricing the end-2015 Fed funds rate just shy of 1%.”The Fed has kept its key rate near zero since the 2008 financial collapse.Economic optimism sent commodities higher with May copper up four cents to US$2.97 a pound and the base metals sector gained 1.23%.The gold sector was up 1.15% as the April gold contract gained $10.10 to US$1,340.60 an ounce.The May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 44 cents to US$99.34 a barrel and the energy sector was 0.15% higher.Most TSX sectors were higher with the consumer staples sector ahead almost one%.On the corporate front, 3,000 workers at Canadian National Railways have rejected a second tentative contract, prompting the company to suggest the talks go to binding arbitration. Teamsters Canada represents conductors, yard workers and other train workers. Its shares were down 30 cents to $62.54.Transportation giant Bombardier says that the international crises over events in Crimea could affect Bombardier’s efforts to negotiate a joint venture to build Q-400 turboprops in Russia. Russia is being targeted by western countries for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Its shares were up five cents to $4.20.BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry did not disclose the buyer or purchase price and its shares rose 14 cents to $10.75. read more

Tamil man deported over LTTE links

A Tamil man has been deported from Singapore to Australia over his alleged links with the LTTE.The government information department said that Dr. Brian Senewiratne, an 81-year-old Australian doctor, speaks at forums organized by LTTE supporters. Meanwhile the Tamil Refugee Council said that the doctor was locked in a small cell without food, water or toilet access for more than five hours on Saturday before being deported back to Australia from Singapore. Dr Senewiratne said that when he asked what was the current immigration policy that would prevent him from travelling, the security officer said it wasn’t for him to say.He said he was going to ask his local MP in Brisbane, Kevin Rudd, to take action on his behalf. He will also be writing to Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr. “It is just outrageous,” he said. Dr Brian Senewiratne, a Sri Lankan-born Australian who has been a long-time critic of the Sri Lankan Government over its treatment of Tamils, was on his way to Malaysia and Indonesia to speak at forums on the Tamil refugee issue, the Tamil Refugee Council said.“They told me I was being deported straight back to Australia under a clause on an immigration card that said ‘ineligible for the issue of a pass under current immigration policies’,” he was quoted by the Tamil Refugee Council as saying. “He is also one of the nine Senators appointed by the pro-LTTE group Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) in its so called Senate,” the government information department said. read more

Yoshitha and 4 others further remanded in money laundering case

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and four others were today remanded further in the money laundering case.Rajapaksa and the 4 others connected to the case were remanded till March 24 by the Kaduwela Magistrate.