FC Pune City signs defender Keenan Almeida

first_imgPune, July 30 (PTI) Indian Super League side has further strengthened their defense by roping in the services of Keenan Almeida for the upcoming season.Almeida began his professional career in Goa playing for Salgaocar, Sporting Clube De Goa playing before joining ISL side FC Goa in 2015. After spending two seasons with the Gaurs, Almeida was picked by Chennaiyin FC in 2017-18.”The club approached with a definite plan for me, something that I could immediately connect with. Getting good playing time is crucial for any player and that’s what I will be looking forward to with FC Pune City,” Almeida said.Speaking on signing Almeida, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “Keenan is a very good player and will bring much needed versatility to our back line. He has a title-winning run under his belt with his previous club, which means he comes with the right mentality which matters a lot too.” PTI APA BSBSlast_img read more

Australian Open: Serena Williams makes strong start to set up clash vs Eugenie Bouchard

first_imgSerena Williams made a ruthless start to her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.The seven-time Australian Open champion was pregnant when she won the last of her 23 Grand Slam titles at Melbourne Park and showed she has lost none of her brutal power and athleticism in the match between the two mothers at Rod Laver Arena.The 37-year-old Williams, playing her first Grand Slam since her rant against the umpire at last year’s U.S. Open final, lost only 24 points against Maria.Williams finished the match in just 49 minutes on her second match point when Maria, who is also her neighbour, sent a backhand wide.6-2 6-1.@geniebouchard steamrolls Peng to advance to round 2.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/XeiAzcCh28#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 15, 2019Serena vs Bouchard nextEugenie Bouchard advanced to the second round at Melbourne Park with a 6-2 6-1 win over wild-card entry Peng Shuai.Peng saved one match point on her serve but a backhand wide gave the Canadian another, and Bouchard clinched the 59-minute match with a forehand to the open court.The 2014 Wimbledon finalist’s ranking dropped from a career-high of five to a current 79 to start 2019 after a series of injuries and poor form.Bouchard, who also made the Australian Open and French Open semifinals in a breakthrough 2014, will be severely tested in her second-round match Thursday when she plays 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams.advertisement(With inputs from Agencies)Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Read | Roger Federer serves up dominant first round win at Australian OpenAlso Read | Rafael Nadal catches journalist sleeping in press conference. His reaction is epiclast_img read more

Children to Benefit from Diaspora Golf Tournament

first_imgJamaica Children Project (JCP) will be the beneficiary of the Jamaica Diaspora Golf Open to be held on June 16 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Rose Hall, Montego Bay.The tournament will coincide with the staging of the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference from June 16 to 19 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.The JCP, which is an initiative of the Jamaica American Chamber of Commerce (JACC), benefits children in Jamaica through the provision of grants in the areas of education, housing, healthcare, and social and economic development. It was instituted in 1993.At a recent forum at the Sunset Resort in Montego Bay, where details of the tournament were revealed, President of the JACC and the JCP, George Patsalas, expressed pleasure that the country’s children would benefit from the staging of the event.“The funds that we gain from events like this go to organisations in Jamaica that support children, and we hope that it is a great success as children will be benefitting from it,” he stated.The Hanover-based Western Regional Committee for the Disabled, which houses physically and mentally challenged children, is among the beneficiaries of the JCP.It has also provided furniture for the Montpelier College Development Fund, a small high school, which caters to needy children in St. James, and assisted with renovation of classrooms, laboratory equipment and computers.The JCP has also been working with the St. Mary’s Preparatory School, the Montego Bay Maritime Park Children’s Programme, the Mustard Seed Communities, and other educational institutions and organisations working for the welfare of children.The golf tournament will tee off at 10:00 a.m. Registration is $10,000, and includes the green fees, golf cart, candy, taxes and service charge.Players will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a watch from Bijoux Duty Free Shop, a Blackberry Z10 Smartphone from Digicel, or US$25,000. Reservation for the tournament may be made by calling 792-3730.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

NYK Admits to Foul Play in South Africa

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping liner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd. (NYK) agreed to pay a ZAR 104 million (USD 8.5m) fine after admitting liability for several instances of price fixing, market allocation and collusive bidding for tenders to transport motor vehicles to and from South Africa, the Competition Commission of South Africa announced in a statement.The Commission found that NYK colluded on 14 tenders with its competitors for the transportation of motor vehicles by sea issued by several automotive manufacturers to and from South Africa, including BMW, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan, and Honda among others.This settlement followed the Commission’s investigation of collusive conduct against shipping liners, namely: Mitsui O.S.K Lines; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd; Compania Sud Americana de Vapores; Hoegh Autoliners Holdings AS; Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; Eukor Car Carriers; and NYK that they allegedly fixed prices, divided markets and tendered collusively in respect of the provision of deep sea transportation services.The Commission’s investigation is continuing against the rest of the respondents.Back in December 2014, NYK was fined USD 59.4 million by the Maryland District Court, USA, for conspiring to agree on prices, allocating customers, refraining from bidding against its co-conspirators, and exchanging customer pricing information.Susumu Tanaka, who acted as a manager, deputy general manager and general manager in NYK’s car carrier division at the time, pleaded guilty to involvement in the conspiracy to fix prices, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison in March 2015.last_img read more

Governor General Visits Membertou

first_img “I am honoured to represent the province of Nova Scotia at this significant event,” said Mr. Corbett. “This is a wonderful opportunity to share with Their Excellencies the proud history and rich culture of this successful and innovative Mi’kmaq community.” Their Excellencies visited Membertou following a tour of Cape Breton University. Their three-day visit to Nova Scotia took place May 31-June 2. One of five Mi’kmaq communities in Cape Breton, Membertou is an urban First Nation with a population of 1,260 people and employs over 540 people. Membertou Corporate Division successfully manages 11 diverse and financially successful companies including Anaia Global Renewable Energies, First Fishermen Seafoods and Membertou Geomatics. For more information on the Governor General’s visit to Nova Scotia, please visit www.gg.ca. For further information on Membertou please visit www.membertou.com. A drumming performance by The Sons of Membertou, Mi’kmaq dancing, and a performance of O Canada in Mi’kmaq by Membertou Elementary School students are some of the highlights of the official visit by Gov. Gen. David Johnston to the community of Membertou, today, June 2. He was accompanied by his wife Her Excellency Sharon Johnston. Membertou Chief Terrance Paul also hosted a luncheon in honour of Their Excellencies’ visit which was attended by Deputy Premier Frank Corbett, Mi’kmaq chiefs from throughout Cape Breton and Membertou community leaders. “We are delighted to welcome Their Excellencies to our community,” said Chief Paul. “We are proud of our accomplishments in preserving the past while embracing the future. Their visit with us today is yet another affirmation of the progress of our people towards a more certain future.” The luncheon was followed by a tour of the community including: a viewing of Membertou’s dreamcatcher exhibit which demonstrates Membertou’s focus on engaging the community’s young people in order to shape a successful future an overview of the planned Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre scheduled to open in 2012 a viewing of sculptures featuring past Mi’kmaq leaders including Grand Chief Henri Membertou, Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. and Donald Marshall Jr. – all of whom played a role in improving the lives of Mi’kmaq people a discussion with Membertou senior executives and Cape Breton University graduates on how their academic achievements have been applied to their leadership roles in Membertou.last_img read more

Trilingual human rights action plan goes online

As many of these policies and laws are however yet to be implemented, it was decided to include in the Human Rights Action Plan specific areas covered by these policies or proposed laws, in addition to mentioning the implementation of these policies and laws as a Goal/Issue/Activity.“The commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka towards the full realization and guaranteeing of Human Rights was further manifested when in 2008, a Committee was appointed to give effect to proposals in Mahinda Chinthana, for the inclusion of a comprehensive Bill of the Rights into the Constitution. A Draft Bill of Rights was thereafter formulated which is being deliberated by stakeholders, with a view to its incorporation. The National Action Plan aims at giving teeth to these existing mechanisms and further strengthening the current regime, in order that they comply with modern trends of enforcing them, to achieve the efficacy of there full amplitude. The priority area on Civil and Political Rights amply sets out those objectives,” the National Action Plan says on the website. (Colombo Gazette) The Action Plan is in eight parts representing the eight thematic areas.  They are each in the form of a matrix consisting of Focus Area, Goal, Issue, Activities, Key Performance Indicators, Timeframe and Key Responsible Agencies. The action plan, available on http://www.hractionplan.gov.lk, follows a commitment given to the UN Human Rights Council in 2008. The aim in general was to include priority areas and not all areas for action, as the Plan is time bound and could not realistically cover every issue which may need to be addressed.Where national policies or plans of action exist in relation to a particular area, these have been taken into account and mentioned where appropriate. The government has made available the National Human Rights Action Plan in all three languages online, officials said today.The action plan covers a wide area including Civil and Political Rights, Economic Social and Cultural Rights, Prevention of Torture, Rights of Women, Labour Rights, Migrant Workers, Children and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). read more

CEB unions suspend strike launched over Police attack

The employees later surrounded the office of the chairman and held him hostage. Employees attached to trade unions protested at the CEB yesterday after discussions with the chairman, W.B. Ganegala, over some demands failed. Unions attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have decided to suspend the strike launched today over the Police attack on a protest yesterday.The Special Task Force (STF) stormed the CEB yesterday and freed the chairman after he was held hostage by the staff. A tense situation arose with some STF members, the Police and the protesters exchanging blows.Following the incident, the CEB trade unions launched a strike today to protest over the manner in which the Police dealt with the situation. (Colombo Gazette) The Police obtained a court order and the employees were told to release the chairman but the protesting CEB employees refused to do so.The STF was then called in and the CEB chairman was escorted out with Police protection. read more

Tower evacuated after earth tremor classes not affected

(Posted: 2:50 p.m. Last updated: 3:51 p.m.)University officials ordered the evacuation of Brock’s Schmon Tower around 2 p.m. Wednesday after it swayed briefly during an earth tremor.Staff who work in the tower and the University Library were sent home for the rest of the day while officials prepared to do a floor-by-floor inspection of the 14-storey structure. The Library and Learning Commons are closed for the rest of the day.The rest of the University remains open, and any classes for today will be held as scheduled.There were no reports of damage, and it is expected the tower will be open for business as usual on Thursday morning. The Walker Complex has re-opened.Please watch this space for updates as they become available.The tremor felt in Niagara was the result of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake which was centred in rural Quebec at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State ends season with 7161 loss to Morehead State

Ohio State freshman guard Janai Crooms (3) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of the game against Rutgers on March 3. Ohio State lost 66-56. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-14, 10-8 Big Ten) lost in the first round of the WNIT tournament 71-61 to  Morehead State (23-10, 13-5 Ohio Valley) 71-61. In their second appearance in the WNIT in program history, the Buckeyes struggled to keep up with the Eagles, who outscored Ohio State 46-30 in the second half.Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz led the team with 15 points and 10 rebounds, notching her 12th double double of the season right before rolling her ankle and leaving the court late in the fourth quarter.Redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman, usually averaging 7.8 points per game, only added two points in 19 minutes of playing time, making 1-of-4 from the field. “It was definitely a tough game to go out to, I think that was a pretty bad game for us,” Waterman said. The Buckeyes tried to play catch up in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles 3-point shooting seemed to be unstoppable, making 7-of-14 in the second half. Morehead State started the game hot, coming out to a quick 10-4 lead. However, after a timeout, the Buckeyes answered with an 11-0 run.“I thought in the first half we had a chance to stretch out the lead and really impose our will on the game,”Ohio State  head coach Kevin McGuff said. The first half was the story of turnovers for both the Buckeyes and the Eagles. Both teams had nine turnovers by the end of the half. The Buckeyes made the most out of those turnovers, making 11 points off of turnovers while the Eagles only had five. After a 3-point make by freshman guard Janai Crooms, the Buckeyes took the lead and held it out until the end of the first half, leaving with a 31-25 lead. But Morehead State answered with three 3-point shots late in the third quarter by redshirt junior guard Aliyah Jeune that left the Eagles bench electrified with excitement and gave them back in the lead 48-45. Crooms finished the game with 13 points, making 5-of-10 from the field, but recorded eight of Ohio State’s 17  turnovers in the 10-point loss. Holding a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, Morehead State outscored Ohio State 23-14 in the fourth quarter, leading to a 10-point victory for the Eagles. In the second half, Ohio State shot 40 percent from the field, but made 2-of-10 from deep. In what ended Ohio State’s season, McGuff said his team did not play consistently enough to sustain the first-half lead or even stretch it out. “We weren’t the more physical team and we were going to need to be that to win tonight and we weren’t,” McGuff said. read more

When Can We Expect to See One Punch Man Season 2

first_imgStay on target We’ve all been waiting quite a while for the latest season of everyone’s favorite superhero-themed anime to drop — that’s One Punch Man, not My Hero Academia for now, everyone — but we still don’t know a whole lot about when we can expect Season 2 to debut. We see plenty of awesome illustrations online courtesy of One Punch Man’s illustrator, and we can always read the manga, but when can we finally see the anime series return? Here’s what we know so far.To begin with, there isn’t an official release date for season 2 of One Punch Man out there yet, but there was a decent start not too long ago. Previously, Viz Media announced that the company had indeed secured rights for One Punch Man 2. So at the very least we’re on the right track, and we know we’re getting an English dub/translation of the second season in the near future. That means we could potentially get some sort of official announcement for when the second season will make its debut any time shortly, but we still aren’t sure at this juncture when.Announcement: Saitama’s back! VIZ is set to bring One-Punch Man Season 2 to fans. We’re not pulling any punches! pic.twitter.com/dlrdqq6wvK— VIZ @ AX Booth #2206 (@VIZMedia) May 16, 2018AdChoices广告Previously, the originally One Punch Man’s debut date was announced during Anime Japan, and the new Anime Japan convention this year is occurring this August. It’s possible we could hear an announcement on August 12, when the expo is taking place. We’ve heard that a special event called “One Punch Man Maji Gakuensai” is taking place there, where we’ll likely get a new trailer and some sort of date, even if it’s just a month, to look forward to. With all the signs out there pointing to new content in the future, we’ll probably see a new season of One Punch Man by 2019 — that’s a fair estimate, anyway.Are you counting down the days until we get more Saitama and crew?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies last_img read more

Federal Charges Filed Against Father In Death Of 5YearOld

first_imgOn December 5, officers from the Anchorage Police Department were dispatched to 5740 Rocky Mountain Court #2, regarding a report of a child who had been shot in the head. According to charging documents,  Anthony L. Johnson faces a federal weapons charge. The U.S. District Court stated that Johnson has a felony record for drug possession. Upon arrival APD officers discovered the body of Christian Johnnson, 5 years old in the master bedroom from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The father of the 5-year-old Anchorage boy who died Tuesday, November 5, from a self inflicted gunshot wound is facing federal charges, according to federal prosecutors.center_img According to APD, the new charges describe the gun as a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Johnnson is charged with violating a federal prohibition against felons having guns. He is scheduled to appear in Federal Court at 1 p.m., today, in Anchorage.last_img read more

An Edgy Readers Digest It May Be Here Already

first_imgReader’s Digest was nominated for a National Magazine Award—its first in 20 years. Ahead of Thursday night’s presentation, FOLIO: spoke with Peggy Northrop, Reader’s Digest’s editor-in-chief, about the nomination, what it means, and what the future holds for the magazine.FOLIO:: This is the first nomination for Reader’s Digest in a long time. Two questions: What took so long? And what do you attribute this to?Northrop: I don’t like to say people weren’t paying attention to the magazine, but you go through cycles of popularity. We made some changes editorially, added a lot of layers. We asked ourselves, “What can we do with the way we package stories?”  And I think, suddenly, Reader’s Digest, in a revived form, captured the attention of readers and voters. On the editorial side, I’ve learned to never get complacent. We do a lot of testing, a lot of listening to our readers. We were a pioneer in user-generated content—getting our jokes from readers. And we’re investing a lot (in the Web and social media). I think the key is in the execution, and we’re trying to execute with religious fervor.FOLIO:: The first quarter was brutal for a lot of magazine publishers. What has been your approach so far this year, and what is it going into the second half?Northrop: In the first quarter we were down only 4 percent (in ad pages). That’s not usually something to brag about, but it’s better than others in the industry. There is a downside, of course. My newsstand really sucks, to be honest. FOLIO:: How do you keep editorial fresh/relevant—dare I say, even edgy—without alienating older readers?Northrop: It’s not easy. I wanted the magazine’s covers to reflect what’s inside. Like our health coverage. When I got here, I took celebrities off the cover. It did not work. But we’ve taken some calculated risks. In April, for instance, we did a (relatively) controversial about breast cancer. The cover shows a woman doing a breast exam.FOLIO:: How do you keep your staff motivated/inspired with all the layoffs going on, both at RDA and the industry at large?Northrop: I think it starts with communication. I’m grateful we were able to do layoffs swiftly—they were done within a day. So we could go back to our staffs and say “Here’s what’s happening, here’s why—it’s tough, but we all have to keep working hard.” It was like ripping a band-aid. Other publishers haven’t been able to do it this way. But, since it’s happening all over the industry, it’s not like I need to do a whole lot of cheerleading. I also communicate the positives—laying out what success will look like in six to 12 months. It’s kind of like “Management 101” but getting back to the basics in a time like this is a good thing.FOLIO::  Will the print form of Reader’s Digest exist in five years?Northrop: Yes. You know, you have to look at our history. TV didn’t kill the radio. It made it different. The Internet did not kill print. I believe we will have a print edition—the great thing about magazines, and the size of our magazine in particular: It’s imminently portable. Readers tell us that all the time. I get letters from soldiers who tell me that the magazine fits “in my cargo pants in a helicopter.”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Talent Acquisition System Administrator at UniFirstPart-Time Babysitter For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time Field Equipment Technician at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyFull-Time Press Operator at Smyth CompaniesPart-Time Floating Assistant Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaPart-Time Package Handler at Fed Ex WarehouseFull-Time Delivery Driver at Fed ExFull-Time Grill Cook at SodexoFull-Time Surface Refinishing Technician at Response Team 1(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Medical Equipment Contract Causes Headache For Houston City Council

first_imgFlorian MartinHouston City Council delayed a vote on a $6 million contract for defibrillators Wednesday.At Wednesday’s meeting, city council members debated whether they should ratify a contract with medical equipment firm Physio-Control for defibrillators. The city entered into the agreement last fall and has already received the products.Greg Travis has been on council since January. He said the city should have shopped around before agreeing to pay almost $6 million for the contract.“Couple of weeks ago, when it came up, I said that seems an awful lot for this product,” Travis said. “So then I got online, I started looking at their products and I started comparing them and do my research when I realized, ‘Oh my God, we’re overpaying by almost $16,000 per product.’”The contract wasn’t put out for bid and Mayor Sylvester Turner said it was signed by a lower-level staff member in the city’s procurement office.Turner said he has already taken steps to prevent this from happening again.“The preferred route is always to go out for bid, No.1,” he said. “And No.2, if it’s a sole source item, the chief procurement officer — and that’s a new person that’s in there now, John Gillespie — he’s the one who has the responsibility of signing off on it.”Council members applauded the mayor, but some also wondered how many more potential savings were missed under the previous administration.The council delayed a vote on the defibrillator contract for one week, so that the mayor has a chance to possibly renegotiate it. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:14 Listen X Sharelast_img read more

Solid Rock Church of Baltimore Hosts Forum on Homicide

first_imgBy Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROFor the past few years Baltimore residents have watched the homicide rate rise and things do not seem to be getting better. Elder Rashad Singletary, Executive Pastor of Solid Rock Church of Baltimore (7 E. North Ave.), has decided to take action.  He is hosting “Homicide and the Church: Faith-Based Organizations Building Strategies to take Action Against Violence in High Risk Communities,” on Feb. 2, 10 A.M. – noon at Solid Rock Church.Singletary is no stranger to the violence in Baltimore. For the past six years, he worked with the southern Park Heights community as a violence prevention coordinator and site director for Safe Streets Baltimore, a city-wide initiative to reduce shootings and homicides. Now he wants to bring that same awareness to the church community.  “I wanted to develop a platform that empowers the faith-based community to engage in the work of violence prevention. As we all know, Baltimore has become one of the nation’s deadliest places on the map; at the same time, Baltimore has a strong and influential faith community,” Singletary said.“In my mind, this is the greatest opportunity to bridge the gap and for the church to stand and unite together to combat crime in an impactful manner. We have the one true answer and it’s time for the church to get involved in the effort to take back our city.”Those attending this event can expect to leave with a plethora of information. Singletary is confident this seminar will inspire people to do more in their community. “We want to assist attendees with creating strategic plans of action to engage the high-risk community members,” Singletary said. “This will allow us to discuss events and programs that they can offer to provide resources that high-risk communities need in order to effectively impact individuals. Every church and ministry is not the same, but we want to assist churches in identifying effective resources they can offer.”Bishop J. L . Carter, Senior Pastor of Solid Rock Church of Baltimore is excited about what Singletary is doing.  “I salute Elder Rashad Singletary for his vision for a better Baltimore,” Carter said. “Gathering and engaging the stakeholders of our community for conversation that will result in a strategy for a beloved community is wonderful and encouraging. We owe this present generation, and generations to come, our best efforts in transforming a desert into an oasis.”Everyone is invited to attend.  Singletary said his team is looking for, “pastors, faith leaders, and outreach ministry representatives to come out along with community members who can engage in the conversation of the needs of the community. We will have our BCPD family present to add to this discussion.”Making our communities safer will take a concerted effort.  Schedule time to attend this seminar to get answers and ideas on how your church can better serve the community it’s a part of and help lower the violence we hear about so often.last_img read more

Netflix CEO Responds to 13 Reasons Why Controversy Dont Like It Dont

first_imgSome activists and health professionals have voiced concerns that “13 Reasons Why” may contribute to copycat suicides among teens.On Wednesday, conservative watchdog group Parents Television Council, in a statement about the “13 Reasons Why” renewal, said that Netflix “potentially has the blood of children on their hands from keeping this series… on its platform for children to view.” Netflix recently bulked up the parental controls on the streaming service, including allowing users to set password-only access to individual titles.Netflix has responded to concerns about the show’s themes by adding a new advisory video in front of the season 2 episode telling viewers about how to get help if they’re in crisis and pointing them to resources on the website 13reasonswhy.info. Netflix also has two after-show-style discussion specials called “Beyond the Reasons,” with the show’s actors, experts, and educators breaking down the series.The first season of the series, based on Jay Asher’s young-adult book by the same name, centers around the death of Hannah Baker, a high-school girl who has left behind a series of 13 audiotapes explaining what led her to suicide. In season 2, Hannah’s parents have sued the high school while at the same time, someone is planting a series of ominous Polaroids pointing to a conspiracy to cover up misdeeds by other classmates.“13 Reasons Why” is produced for Netflix by Paramount Television. While season one garnered critical acclaim, the sophomore season has bombed with reviewers with a current critics’ approval rating of just 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.Meanwhile, at the shareholders’ meeting Wednesday — which lasted about 20 minutes — Netflix shareholders approved the re-election of four directors: Anne Sweeney, former president of Disney-ABC Television Group; Richard Barton, executive chairman of Zillow Group and founder of Expedia; Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal counsel; and Rodolphe Belmer, the former CEO of Canal Plus Group who joined Netflix’s board in January. Netflix shareholders also approved several non-binding measures that the company’s board opposes. Those included eliminating the supermajority vote requirement (representing two-thirds of outstanding shares) on corporate matters to allow for simple majority votes as well as to adopt a “proxy access” bylaw to let shareholders owning at least 3% of Netflix’s outstanding shares for at least one year to be able to nominate board candidates.However, because they’re non-binding measures, Netflix’s board of directors isn’t required to enact them — and the board has ignored such measures that have been approved in the past. Some activist investors have repeatedly complained that Netflix’s board is not receptive to shareholder concerns. ×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 What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 Popular on Variety center_img According to Nielsen estimates, the premiere episode of “13 Reasons Why” season 2 drew 6 million U.S. viewers on connected-TV devices in the first three days of its release (May 18-20). That’s higher than many recent Netflix original premieres, although it was less than half the turnout for “Stranger Things” second season premiere ep last fall. Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Reed Hastings, Netflix’s chairman and CEO, brushed off criticism of teen-suicide drama “13 Reasons Why” — saying that no one is being forced to tune in to the show.The Netflix chief was asked about the company’s renewal of “13 Reasons Why” for season 3 Wednesday at its annual shareholders meeting, which was conducted via webcast. The question was submitted by an unidentified shareholder who asked how Netflix weighed the decision to bring back a show that is “potentially controversial for a segment of its user base.”“It is controversial,” Hastings acknowledged. “But nobody has to watch it. We’re an on-demand service, and we feel great about the possibility of season 3 and look forward to supporting the team’s work in that.”Hastings said “13 Reasons Why” is “engaging content” that “has been enormously popular and successful.”last_img read more

Get This Charger Optimized for People On The Go for Half Off

first_img 2 min read February 22, 2019 In our growing, and ever-connected world, we carry around a wide variety of gadgets, and it’s not practical to haul around multiple chargers when you’re always on the go. Meet SCOUT Wireless, a 5,000mAh Portable Charger, that energizes your entire tech collection via a single device. According to The Gadgeteer, “It’s like a Swiss Army Knife of portable chargers.”Stay PoweredSCOUT has the ability to power everything from smartphones, cameras, headphones, and tablets, as it’s compatible with all USB-C, USB-A, Lightning, Qi wireless, and MicroUSB-enabled devices. It also features a 5,000 mAh battery, so you should be able to charge your phone roughly two or three times before recharging. When it is time to recharge, simply plug SCOUT into a wall outlet or use the quick-charging USB port and you’ll be back up and running in no time.Stay ConnectedWhile we’re often told to unplug, the reality is technology plays a vital role in our lives, from work to play. With SCOUT, you never have to worry about losing touch–even on the go. Thanks to intelligent charging technology, it’s fast and convenient to juice multiple devices, as SCOUT auto-detects new connections and automatically adjusts currents to meet the specific needs of each device.Travel Lightly Built with convenience + simplicity in mind, SCOUT is a powerful device, but only weighs three ounces. Its ultra-slim design makes it easy to store and carry, so you can ditch the clutter and take only what you need. Marie Kondo would be so proud!Can’t wait to get your hands on this perfect tech companion? You’re in luck, SCOUT is expected to deliver between February 26th and March 1st, 2019 in the contiguous U.S.To sweeten the deal, it’s currently 50 percent off the retail price of $80. Another bonus? Shipping is free and it comes with a 12-month warranty! To keep all your devices powered on the go, purchase SCOUT here for $39.99. Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Jetstar CEO urges axe checks save passengers 94

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a6f1/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The New Zealand and Australian governments have been urged by Jetstar CEO, Bruce Buchanan, to drop immigration checks and passenger charges to simplify trans-Tasman travel, a report said. By dropping the checks at one side of the Tasman, passengers would save NZ$94 on a return fare, the New Zealand Herald reported. Jetstar and three other airlines support the move, though Mr Buchanan believes the motion is now at a standstill with officials.”The pollies are generally very receptive,” Mr Buchanan said. “I think the bureaucrats have a bit of change-aversion.” The change would see passenger numbers rise by up to 13 percent, boosting Australia and New Zealand’s GDP by up to NZ$454 million, said an Access Economics report commissioned by Jetstar. The proposal has been a longstanding point of discussion between trans-Tasman airlines, Qantas spokesperson Olivia Wirth said, and has the support of Jetstar’s parent company. Pacific Blue, of the Virgin Blue Group Airlines, also backed the proposed changes: “We support anything that makes the journey quicker and simpler and has the potential to take costs out of the journey without compromising safety,” spokesperson Colin Lippiatt said. Contenders argue that the proposed changes pose too many risks to logistics and security. “[The proposal is] a nice concept, but it would be extremely difficult and costly to implement in practice,” Customs Minister Maurice Williamson said. “This is because there would need to be a huge amount of alignment between the two countries and their systems to ensure all biosecurity and immigration risks can be identified and managed.” Independent aviation writer David Stone said many travellers would welcome having flights across the Tasman made more like a domestic flight, although saw the hurdles as too high to overcome.”Immigration and biosecurity and such checks are the two main issues that are obstacles to having a controlled border.”I think anybody would welcome simpler processes,” he said.last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   center_img Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said all is calm on the complaint front at the Arizona Cardinals camp in Flagstaff.“I just like the attitude of the guys this year,” Dockett said. “Everybody’s doing their job, no one’s complaining, everyone’s working.”Thanks to the lockout, everyone reported to camp a little more out of shape than normal and Whisenhunt is taking measures to get his team back in shape. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “We go in there and look at our workouts and there’s like 20 things to do in the morning. Normally it would be like six to eight,” Dockett said.Conditioning has taken place every day after practice, no matter what happened during practice and the guys are going with it, Dockett said. “We just said, ‘Alright coach, whatever you want us to do’,” Dockett said.The fact that the Cardinals most outspoken player has said that all is well in camp could be huge to the team, who apparently slacked off last year.“Last year, we worked hard to get to a certain level but I feel like a lot of guys didn’t buy into the program and do everything that was tolerated by our team to win,” Dockett said.last_img read more

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

first_imgPUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers by The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2018 1:55 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 6:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bestselling Books Week Ending 4/1/18HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Red Alert” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown)2. “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)3. “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)4. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press)5. “To Die but Once” by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)6. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng (Penguin)7. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)8. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine)9. “The Rising Sea” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)10. “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George (Viking)11. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” by Sean Penn (Atria)12. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)13. “Fifty Fifty” by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Little, Brown)14. “The Bishop’s Pawn” by Steve Berry (Minotaur)15. “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlan (Random House)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada)2. “Embraced” by Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)3. “Secret Empires” by Peter Schweizer (Harper)4. “Russian Roulette” by Michael Isikiff and David Corn (Twelve)5. “This Is Me” by Chrissy Metz (Dey Street)6. “Dear Madam President” by Jennifer Palmieri (Grand Central Publishing)7. “World of Warcraft Chronicle, Vol. 3” (Dark Horse)8. “Am I There Yet?” by Mari Andrew (Clarkson Potter)9. “I’ve Been Thinking…” by Maria Shriver (Pamela Dorman Books)10. “Giada’s Italy” by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter)11. “Tiger Woods” by Benedict/Keteylan (Simon & Schuster)12. “The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi” by Kathie Lee Gifford (Thomas Nelson)13. “Food” by Mary Hyman (Little, Brown)14. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)15. “Faith” by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Dell)2. “All by Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket)3. “White Lace and Promises” by Debbie Macomber (Harlequin)4. “Twice Bitten” by Lynsay Sands (Avon)5. “The Stalking Death” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)6. “16th Seduction” by Patterson/Paetro (Vision)7. “The Fix” by David Baldacci (Vision)8. “The Whispering Room” by Dean Koontz (Bantam)9. “Pitchfork Pass” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)10. “Hero’s Return” by B.J. Daniels (HQN)11. “Proof of Life” by J.A. Jance (William Morrow)12. “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel (Dell)13. “No Safe Secret” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)14. “Ruthless” by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)15. “Red Sparrow” (movie tie-in) by Jason Matthews (Scribner)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “End Game” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)2. “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMell)3. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware (Scout)4. “Ready Player One” (movie tie-in) by Ernest Cline (Broadway Books)5. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine)6. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Dell)7. “The Read-Aloud Family” by Sarah Mackenzie (Zondervan))8. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware (Scout)9. “Call Me by Your Name” (movie tie-in) by Andre’ Aciman (Picador)10. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (Norton)11. “Fantomorphia” by Kerby Rosanes (Plume)12. “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter (Penguin)13. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing)14. “Haunted” by Patterson/Born (Grand Central Publishing)15. “Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz (HarperPerennial)Copyright 5/8 2018 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2018 NPD Group.last_img read more