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Americas Got Talent finale gives boost to NBC

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – “America’s Got Talent” ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was chosen as the winner. While those were bigger audiences than any entertainment show since the last original episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” Wednesday’s finale was down 18 per cent from the 2017 season finale, the Nielsen company said.Last season was an anomaly for the talent show, which had its highest ratings ever during its 12th season. Young ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer was a popular winner in 2017. Overall, viewership for the main Tuesday edition of the show was down 11 per cent from last year, Nielsen said.Still, “America’s Got Talent” remains by far the most popular television series of the summer, and NBC is planning a midseason edition this year for the first time.That series, along with a Sunday night football matchup, led NBC to a dominant week in the television ratings, nearly doubling its closest rival in audience size.NBC averaged 8.2 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 4.2 million, Fox had 4 million, ABC had 2.7 million, Univision has 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.32 million, ION Television had 1.2 million and the CW had 650,000.Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.71 million viewers in prime time. ESPN had 2.55 million, MSNBC had 1.88 million, HGTV had 1.31 million and USA had 1.3 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers, and scored its biggest season advantage over NBC in 22 years. Last week the “NBC Nightly News” averaged 7.6 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million.For the week of Sept. 17-23, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: New England at Detroit, NBC, 19.46 million; “NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 12.88 million; NFL Football: Seattle at Chicago, ESPN, 11.89 million; “The OT,” Fox, 11.55 million; “Emmy Awards,” NBC, 10.22 million; “911,” Fox, 9.83 million; “Football Night in America,” NBC, 9.13 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.99 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more

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Migrants sent home over 300 billion in 2006 finds UN study on

“This figure, which is a conservative estimate, shows that the seemingly small sums sent home by migrant workers when added together dwarf official development assistance,” said Kevin Cleaver, Assistant President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which co-authored the study with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).According to Sending money home: Worldwide remittances to developing countries, Asia received the largest share of the remittances – more than $114 billion – followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with $68 billion, Eastern Europe with $51 billion, Africa with $39 billion and the Near East with $29 billion.India received the most of any single nation with $24.5 billion, followed by Mexico ($24.2 billion), China ($21 billion), the Philippines ($14.6 billion) and Russia ($13.7 billion).The study also found that the remittances sent home regularly by some 150 million migrants exceeded foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, which last year totalled around $167 billion.IFAD underscored that more than one third of these remittances flow to families in rural areas, and is mostly used for basic necessities such as food, clothing and medicines. While 10 to 20 per cent is saved, too often these savings are hidden in homes rather than put to work in financial institutions, constituting a “major missed opportunity for local development.”The study based its figures are based on official data from governments, banks and money operators, as well as estimates of informal flows, such as money carried home. It was released yesterday ahead of the International Forum on Remittances 2007, co-hosted by IFAD and IDB in Washington. 18 October 2007A new United Nations study reveals that migrants working in industrialized countries sent home more than $300 billion to their families in 2006 – surpassing the $104 billion provided by donor nations in foreign aid to developing countries. read more

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World needs 600 million jobs for economic growth over the next decade

23 January 2012The world needs to create 600 million new jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual report on global employment unveiled today. According to the report entitled ‘Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis,’ the world faces the additional challenge of creating decent jobs for the estimated 900 million workers who subsist on less than $2 a day, most of them in developing countries.“After three years of continuous crisis conditions in global labour markets and against the prospect of a further deterioration of economic activity, there is a backlog of global unemployment of 200 million,” according to the report. More than 400 million new jobs will be needed over the next 10 years to absorb a labour force expansion of an estimated 40 million people.“Despite strenuous government efforts, the jobs crisis continues unabated, with one in three workers worldwide – or an estimated 1.1 billion people – either unemployed or living in poverty,” said Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General. “What is needed is that job creation in the real economy must become our number one priority,” he said.The economic recovery that started in 2009 was short-lived, according to the report, which notes that there are still 27 million more unemployed workers than at the start of the crisis.The fact that economies are not generating enough employment is reflected in the employment-to-population ratio (the proportion of the working-age population in employment), which suffered the largest decline on record between 2007, when it was 61.2 per cent, and 2010, when it fell to 60.2 per cent, according to the report.There are nearly 29 million fewer people in the labour force now than would be expected based on pre-crisis trends. If these “discouraged workers” were counted as unemployed, then global unemployment would swell from the current 197 million to 225 million, and the unemployment rate would rise from 6 per cent to 6.9 per cent.The report presents three scenarios on the employment situation in the future.The baseline projection shows an additional 3 million unemployed for 2012, rising to 206 million by 2016. In the second scenario, if global economic growth rates fall below 2 per cent, then unemployment would rise to 204 million in 2012.The better scenario assumes that there will be a quick resolution of the euro zone debt crisis, which would lead to global unemployment dropping by one million this year.Some 74.8 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 were unemployed last year, an increase of more than 4 million since 2007, according to the report. Young people are nearly three times as likely as adults to be unemployed. The global youth unemployment rate, at 12.7 per cent, remains a full percentage point above the pre-crisis level. read more

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City workers hit by SUV in Burlington

Two City of Burlington Summer Students were taken to hospital in critical head injuries after they were hit by an SUV while on the job. Halton Regional Police say the 19 and 22 year old male workers are now in stable condition. Their 34 year old female supervisor was also struck and taken to hospital but has since been released.It happened around 9:30am Thursday on a centre island median on Walkers Line south of Berton Avenue. The employees were doing landscaping work when the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder lost control and mounted the curb. The 51 year old male driver was not hurt. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash but have ruled out alcohol and cell phone use as possible factors. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Greg Cormier at 905-825-4747 ext. 5066. read more

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With no new polio cases reported in Angola world closer to eradicating

Laboratory results have confirmed that the last case of the wild poliovirus was a 14 month old child from Uige Province in the African country’s north-west in July 2011, following years of concerted efforts by the Government and its partners to halt the outbreak, which had spread to neighbouring countries, according to a joint press release from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Angola.”This success is the result of the improvement in the quality of polio campaigns round after round,” said the acting WHO Representative in Angola, Jean-Marie Yameogo, who also credited the “high commitment” of Government officials at all levels and the engagement of civil society.Other factors included improved surveillance of the disease, improved routine immunization and the coordination of efforts in neighbouring countries, along with greater access of populations to safe water and sanitation, according to the joint release.Primarily funded by the Government, the country’s massive vaccination campaigns deployed thousands of health workers and volunteers door to door and at crossing points, main streets, markets and water points, reaching 95 per cent of children under the age of five.The decline of new cases from 33 in 2010 to five in 2011, with none as yet in 2012, is significant, UNICEF’s Representative for Angola, Koenrad Vanormelingen, noted, while also warning against complacency.“These investments demonstrate the importance of building strong primary health care for all the country’s children,” he said. “We have a duty to protect and ensure that all children are born and developed in a healthy polio-free environment, which means we can not stop until every child is fully vaccinated.”The Global Polio Eradication Initiative – spearheaded by the WHO, UNICEF and a host of national, multilateral and private sector partners – has overseen a 99 per cent reduction of polio cases since its launch in 1988, with only three countries still endemic – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.Also today, WHO reported that no new cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever have been reported over the past four days in Uganda, as a team of experts from the health agency and its partners continues to support the Government’s response to an outbreak in the western part of the country. As of 8 August, a total of 23 probable and confirmed cases had been recorded, including 16 deaths, WHO stated in an update on the situation. All people who came into contact with probable and confirmed cases of Ebola are being followed-up for a period of 21 days, the agency added, with 190 having completed 21 days of close monitoring, while 185 are still being closely monitored for any possible sign of illness.Uganda has previously experienced outbreaks of Ebola, which can in severe cases lead to internal bleeding and is transmitted by direct contact with bodily fluids of infected persons or animals, but the most recent outbreak was declared over in early 2008. read more

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Barry makes 7 3s in Dartmouths win in Belfast

BELFAST, Ireland — Brendan Barry made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Dartmouth beat Albany 91-77 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic on Friday.Barry was 7-of-11 shooting behind the arc in finishing a point and a 3-pointer shy of his career highs. James Foye and Chris Knight added career highs of 20 points each. Foye made 5 of 6 3-point shots with the Big Green (4-4) shooting 51.5 per cent from the arc by going 17 of 33. The 21 3-pointers were the second-most ever for Dartmouth versus a Division I team, one shy of the 18 they made — also against Albany — in Jan. 20, 2001.Adrease Jackson grabbed 10 rebounds to go with eight points for Dartmouth in the consolation game of the Samson bracket.Cameron Healy made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points for the Great Danes (2-6) with Ahmad Clark adding 23 points and Adam Lulka 14 with nine rebounds.Dartmouth used a 17-0 run to go up by 20 points 9 1/2 minutes into the game and were ahead by as many as 28 before going into the break leading by 17. The lead remained comfortably in double figures thereafter.The Associated Press read more

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Were Still Talking About That PackersCowboys Game

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 17, 2017), we discuss how Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to victory in one of the most exciting NFL playoff games in recent memory. Plus, we preview next weekend’s AFC and NFC championship matchups. Next, ESPN Insider’s Mike Goodman drops by to school us on what’s going on in the English Premier League as the title race gets going. Finally, we add our 2 cents to the speculation about Carmelo Anthony potentially leaving the Knicks. Plus, a significant digit on Alex Rodriguez’s future as a TV host.In case you missed it, ESPN recapped the Packers’ 34-31 victory over the Cowboys.The Cowboys-Packers game was as great as it seemed, writes Neil Paine.Bill Barnwell wrote for Grantland on why icing the kicker does not work.ESPN’s Dan Graziano reflected on the four biggest questions in next weekend’s conference championships.Our NFL predictions will continue to be updated throughout the playoffs.In the other type of football, the BBC took at look at how the top six are shaping up in the English Premier League.Deadspin’s Tom Ley investigates the latest speculation that Carmelo Anthony may leave the Knicks.Significant Digit: $21 million, the reported salary that A-Rod will be paid by the Yankees next season. He won’t actually be playing for the team, but instead hosting “Back in the Game,” a new CNBC reality show that will feature a panel of experts advising former professional athletes who are struggling financially. Embed Code read more

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Nobody Wants Baseballs 30Something Free Agents Anymore 😞

This MLB offseason, star players searching for contracts like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are going to be fine. But the majority of free agents in baseball this winter? They might be in store for another long wait as the game continues to trend younger — younger than it’s ever been for position players in the free agency era.Harper and Machado — rare 26-year-old superstar free agents — could break contract records this year. (Harper has already turned down $300 million.) But the rest of the free-agent class of 2018-19, which was once expected to be historically rich in talent, is not as strong as it could have been. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw declined to exercise his opt-out and signed a new three-year, $93 million deal with the Dodgers on Friday without ever becoming a free agent. Josh Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, suffered a series of injuries that diminished his value, and A.J. Pollock has a similar recent history. Andrew McCutchen, a former National League MVP, is now 32 and no longer a star-level player.While there is star power at the top, more money to spend and perhaps fewer rebuilding teams, the vast majority of this class’s 250-plus free agents — who became eligible to sign with any team on Saturday — face the same questions that tormented the middle tier of free agents last year: Will any team sign them? And even if they land on major league rosters, how long will they have to wait, and what kind of salary will they have to accept to get there?The overriding issue is that the game is getting younger. Last season was the youngest for position players since the 1970s.To become a free agent, a player must accrue six years of service time.1Players also become free agents when they’re released from their clubs before reaching that threshold. The average age for rookies breaking into the majors last year was 24.4 for position players and 25.3 for pitchers. By the time these players have six years of service time, most will be at least 30 years old. Harper and Machado, who debuted as 19- and 20-year-old wunderkinds, are outliers.According to Spotrac, the 147 free agents to sign at least a one-year deal with guaranteed dollars last season were, on average, 32.6 years old, and the average age of this year’s class is 33.1 years. Last season, position players age 32 and older accounted for 12.9 percent of wins above replacement (WAR)2According to FanGraphs’ version of the metric. and 18.6 percent of plate appearances, which were the lowest numbers that demographic have contributed since 1975 and 1979, respectively. Free agency began in MLB after the 1976 season, so last offseason’s landscape for 30-somethings was about as bleak as it’s ever been in the free agency era. And this past season featured position players who were even younger. Pitchers are also trending younger, though not as dramatically. Pitchers age 32 and older combined for 18.7 percent of WAR and 19.9 percent of innings in 2018, which is down from 2001 levels (27.1 and 24.9 percent) but up from the 21st-century low in 2015 (12.1 and 17.1 percent).David Freese — who hit .296 with a .359 on-base mark last season — was ostensibly so concerned about his prospects this winter that, rather than test the open market, the 35-year-old signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Dodgers last week that was less than his 2019 club option of $6 million. (The Dodgers also paid him the option’s $500,000 buyout.) Some background: Freese waited until March 11, 2016, to sign a one-year, $3 million deal coming off a 2.2-WAR 2015 season. Freese is well-aware of how tough the market can be for a 30-something free agent.When I spoke with free agent infielder Neil Walker in June, he was already concerned about the upcoming offseason. Walker signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the New York Yankees on March 12, nearly a month after spring training camps opened. He had produced seven straight seasons of at least 2 WAR.3Walker hit .219 last year, so perhaps teams saw something that made them rightfully cautious.“You hope this trend with middle-tier guys doesn’t continue through this collective bargaining agreement [which ends in 2021], because there are going to be many, many more guys that are affected,” said the 33-year-old Walker, a former player representative for the union. “It’s not the top top-tier guys. … It’s the guys in between. There are a lot more guys in between. I don’t know what the answer is, but I do know there are teams out there that didn’t spend a dime. There are teams out there that sold off most of their assets. That’s something, when you look around the league, it makes it pretty top-heavy and bottom-heavy. That’s alarming. That’s not the greatest situation, in my opinion, for baseball.”There was a time not long ago when a player with Walker’s resume wouldn’t have to worry about finding work. Not now, though. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Walker’s former club, proved you could achieve mediocrity without spending a single dollar on a major league free agent last offseason. The players union went as far as filing a grievance against the Pirates — along with the Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A’s — for spending very little on their major league payrolls while also being among the clubs receiving revenue sharing.There are a number of other issues contributing to the game’s youth movement, including testing for performance-enhancing drugs and teams’ growing desire to manage budgets more efficiently. The average position player age reached this century’s peak — 29.3 years — in 2004, when PED usage had become so rampant that the league finally enacted penalties for testing positive. That age has been declining ever since and fell to 28.1 last season, suggesting that PEDs may have been artificially extending the productive lifespan of a significant number of older players. Furthermore, last season position players age 32 and up saw their plate appearances decline by 36 percent compared with 2001, but their WAR production dropped by 54 percent. In other words, older players have become less effective in the playing time they get.Younger players are also usually cheaper — until they reach arbitration after three seasons in the majors, players make at or near the league minimum salary. Players who haven’t yet hit free agency also don’t come with the kind of high-risk long-term contracts that teams seem increasingly leery of — and not without reason. For instance, Eric Hosmer was a relatively young free agent last winter, entering his age 28 season, when he signed an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Hosmer proceeded to turn in a below-replacement-level performance for the year (-0.1 WAR). FanGraphs’ top 10 free agents last winter included some successes — J.D. Martinez and Lorenzo Cain — and some failures in Hosmer and Yu Darvish.4Granted, this was just the first year of the players’ multi-year deals, so these assessments may change by the time the contracts end. Overall, the top 10 FanGraphs free agents combined to produce 20.5 WAR at $179 million in earnings in 2018. That’s $8.7 million per WAR for a club, which is not particularly efficient.Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer also believes that younger players have another advantage: They are better adapted to recent technology advances and have benefited from improved player-development practices.“Older players, generally, haven’t kept up with how the league is changing and evolving,” Bauer said. “They do what they did to get there.”But while more older players are aging out of the game and teams are avoiding risky, big-ticket contracts, free agency is also being pinched on the front end. Teams have increasingly manipulated players’ service time, delaying their entry into free agency. Kris Bryant filed a grievance against the Chicago Cubs in 2015 over this. Last year, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit .402 in Double-A and .336 in Triple-A, but the Blue Jays didn’t bring up the 19-year-old because they claimed that he needed to work on his defense, and the son of a Hall of Famer has yet to debut. Guerrero and the MLBPA filed a grievance.“Now it’s almost getting chopped on both sides,” Walker said. “The window [for player earnings] is much smaller than it used to be.”Moreover, teams have had success at hanging on to many young stars by offering club-friendly extensions before they reach free agency, buying out those first years when a player can test the open market. And in recent offseasons, an unusual number of teams have been mired in dramatic rebuilds, with no interest in adding to their payroll. In September, things had gotten so dire for the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals that we questioned whether they could even beat Triple-A teams.Said a MLB Players Association spokesperson to FiveThirtyEight: “If 30 clubs are competing for a pennant, the free agent market for players will be robust. We’ll closely monitor developments.”And while baseball officially has no salary limits, MLB’s strengthened luxury tax acted as a soft cap last winter. Only the Red Sox and Nationals exceeded the $197 million threshold in 2018, according to numbers obtained from the commissioner’s office by The Associated Press. The Yankees stayed under the luxury tax for the first time since it was implemented, and the Los Angeles Dodgers spent just $4 million on free agents last winter. Perhaps that was done with an eye on this year’s class and on courting Harper, Machado or other stars. Time will tell.At a time when baseball revenues have increased dramatically — the average franchise valuation increased from $295 million in 2004 to $1.6 billion in 2018, according to Forbes — total money spent on player salaries increased by just 1.86 percent from 2017 ($4.638 billion) to 2018 ($4.724 billion). Some have wondered whether baseball players would actually benefit from a salary cap if it also came with a salary floor that guaranteed players a share of the sport’s revenues. After briefly instituting a salary cap and replacing arbitration with restricted free agency during the 1994-95 strike, owners would likely reject such a proposal today.Tinkerers have put forward other ideas to help improve free agency for players, including declaring all players free agents when they reach a certain age, which would also address the way clubs have been manipulating service time. For now, they are just ideas.“As we approach the next round of collective bargaining, we’re going to be considering all aspects of the system, as we always do,” the MLBPA spokesperson said.But there are several actual developments that could help players this winter.The Marlins spent last offseason trading off significant assets like Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, which had the trickle-down effect of allowing several teams to fill the holes in their roster without resorting to the free-agent market. This time around, the Marlins don’t have many assets to shed, though catcher J.T. Realmuto could be dealt. There don’t appear to be many teams with major assets to sell, though the Seattle Mariners might rebuild.In addition, large-market clubs like the Yankees and Dodgers reset their tax status last winter, which means that the next time they exceed the threshold, their tax rate will be lower. Since so many teams were rebuilding last year, maybe some of them will be past the teardown stage and more interested in upgrading their rosters this year.The Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves, for example, may begin to spend more significantly and build on their cores. The Philadelphia Phillies are rumored to be interested in Harper and Machado. The Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and even the Tampa Bay Rays are projected to enjoy considerable payroll space.The stars will certainly get paid this offseason, but the game also continues to trend younger. That means it could be another long winter for the majority of free agents. Meanwhile, younger players continue to be productive — and gain more playing time. Position players 26 and younger accounted for 43.2 percent of position-player WAR in 2018, the highest share since 1974, up nearly 20 percentage points from 2001 (23.4 percent). Similarly, this group got 38.4 percent of plate appearances, which was the highest number for them since 1987. read more

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Apple is changing the iPhones charging port again

first_img 60 Comments Short URL Share112 Tweet Email1 Apple is changing the iPhone’s charging port again The switch to a USB-C port would put the Apple product on par with others across the industry. Image: Yui Mok PA Wire/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/3263246 Image: Yui Mok PA Wire/PA Images Feb 28th 2017, 1:00 PM TECH GIANT APPLE are said to be replacing the lightning connector on the bottom of their phones with a standardised USB-C port for the next edition of the iPhone.The Wall Street Journal reports that the iPhone 8 will feature “a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector”.Since the creation of the iPhone, Apple has favoured its own proprietary brand of charging port while other players in the industry largely adopted a standard USB port for most devices.Apple kept the size of the charging port the same size until the iPhone 5, which made it much smaller and meant that devices designed to work with iPhones would no longer be compatible with the new generation of Apple products.The new iPhone is also set to feature a curved OLED display, like the latest editions of Samsung’s Galaxy phones.A source told the Wall Street Journal that Apple “has decided to adopt a flexible display for one model of the new iPhone coming out this year and has ordered sufficient components to enable mass production”.The home button could also be set to go, in favour of a distinct touch-enabled area near the bottom of the screen. It’s front facing camera is also rumoured to possess 3D video capturing capabilities.It is expected that the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will cost around as much as €950. Currently the iPhone 7 is available for €770.In recent years, the Wall Street Journal’s reports on the latest iPhone features have largely proven correct, when the phones are eventually unveiled.Read: Your iPhone now has a hidden magnifying mode that you can useRead: The latest major update for your iPhone is here, and this is what it brings 46,864 Views By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 1:00 PMlast_img read more

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The Water Diviner slammed at US release

first_imgRussell Crowe’s The Water Diviner opened in US cinemas to a wave of criticism last month – its appallingly mistimed launch coinciding with the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.Its inappropriate release date in the US has added insult to injury for the film’s growing number of critics – mostly Armenian and Greeks united in their anger at what Greek Australian academic Panayiotis Diamadis described as the film’s “genocide denial by omission”.In a letter to Warner Brothers, American Armenian film producers Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian said the American release of The Water Diviner in April could only be viewed “as complicity in the denial of the worst crime ever imagined” and that it should be “met with the offense and outrage it deserves”.Hovannisian and Mouhibian’s film commemorating the Armenian Genocide of 1915 was also released last month.Beyond the outrage over the timing of The Water Diviner’s American release, the film’s dewy-eyed interpretation of Turkey’s actions during WWI – along with inferences such that the Ottoman Empire was a blameless victim of western aggression – has incensed many.The script’s ‘editing out’ of any mention of Turkish atrocities committed against Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks during and after WWI has caused most offence.In the film, Russell Crowe – who also directs – plays Joshua Connor, a Victorian farmer who travels to Turkey after the war to find the bodies of his three Anzac sons, all believed to have fallen at Gallipoli.The story – co-written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight – goes on to reflect a Turkish version of WWI and its immediate aftermath, including conflict with Greece during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.Made on budget of $22.5 million, The Water Diviner was the top-grossing home-grown movie of 2014 in Australia.In a letter-writing campaign soon after the film was released, many in the Greek and Armenian diaspora writing from Australia, the US, Israel, Germany and elsewhere expressed outrage at the film’s depiction of events – particularly a scene in which what appear to be Greek bandits attack a Turkish military train, as well as omitting any reference to atrocities carried out by Turkey in 1919, when Crowe’s character is in Anatolia.Historian Professor Peter Stanley believes that rather than a conscious distortion of history, the film’s problem lies in the fact that Russell Crowe “entered a highly contested historical arena … without any idea of what he was getting into”. “His response was to simply roll over and accept the Turkish version.”The UNSW Canberra professor told Neos Kosmos that Crowe had “blundered” into the depiction of the situation in Anatolia “like a bull in a china shop”. “I think he could have done a much better job of depicting the history faithfully and fairly … but like a lot of Australians, he was captivated by the Turkish national epic and basically came down on that side of telling the story.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Gunners ready for a backroom shakeup with legends moved

first_imgGunners ready for a backroom shake-up with legends Jens Lehmann and Steve Bould moved.While shuffling his pack, Emery is looking to add loyal allies Juan Carlos Carcedo and Pablo Villa at the Emirates. This move will have club hero Steve Bould, along with Boro Primorac roles altered with the former reportedly asked to be a link-man between Emery and the players.kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Meanwhile, the Gunners are also trying to find a new position for Jens Lehmann, although this won’t be as a goalkeeping coach as Gerry Peyton will be replaced by Javi Garcia, according to talkSPORT.Julen Masach will replace Tony Colbert as the fitness coach, and video analyst Victor Manas is also set to join Emery at Arsenal. Former assistant boss Bould has been asked to be a link-man between Emery and the players. And the club are also hoping that a position can be found for Arsenal Invincible Lehmann, according to The Sun.last_img read more

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O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack For The Record

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Petrol diesel supply in Karnataka could be badly hit if MRPL completely

first_imgPetrol and diesel supply in Karnataka is likely to be severely hit if oil refinery Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) completely shuts down operations due to water shortage in the drought-hit state. The shutdown could happen within a week if it does not rain in the next couple of days, according to a senior MRPL executive.”We are trying to postpone the complete shutdown by using all possible means, and at the present situation, it cannot go beyond a week,” M Venkatesh, director of refineries at MRPL, told the Hindu.MRPL is crucial to Karnataka as it fulfils about 80 percent of the state’s fuel requirement.MRPL had on Thursday commenced the process of partial shutdown of its Phase III operations, as a consequence of which petrol production will be reduced by 30 percent and diesel by 50 percent, the daiily added. The curtailment of production also extends to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).Earlier, on April 26, MRPL had said the initiation of production shutdown was in response to orders from the district administration to suspend water supply for seven days. The company had hinted then that a worsening situation could hit supplies.”We will review our water management daily and do our best to keep up the product supply. However, if the situation doesn’t improve in the next seven days, there is every likelihood of product supply in Karnataka getting affected,” H Kumar, managing director of MRPL, said in a statement.The company sources water for its needs predominantly from the river Netravathi.MRPL is a subsidiary of state-run ONGC. The share price of MRPL was Rs. 67.90 at around 1:10 p.m. on Friday on the BSE, up 0.74 percent from its previous close.MRPL will be announcing its fourth-quarter results on May 12.last_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 spoiler Heres what will happen in Switzerland Erica

first_imgKasautii Zindagii Kay 2 stars Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan in SwitzerlandinstagramEver since Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 went on air, it has been ruling the TRP charts. Besides the interesting storyline and the performances of the team, the lead pair – Erica Fernandes aka Prerna and Parth Samthaan aka Anurag’s chemistry is also loved by fans worldwide. However, the recent entry of Karan Singh Grover as Mr Bajaj and his chemistry with Erica has been grabbing all the limelight.Recently, the team flew down to Switzerland to shoot for an important sequence and since then, Erica, Pooja Banerjee, Parth, Karan and others had been sharing a lot of pictures on Instagram from the beautiful European country. From Parthand Erica enjoying the scenic beauties to Karan’s shirtless images, fans were in for a treat with the amazing photos.However, on Saturday, July 6, the team bid adieu to Switzerland and headed back home after a fun-filled shoot. Announcing the same, Erica shared a picture of hers with Parth and Karan from inside the flight. Dressed in casual outfits, the team is seen beaming with joy as they return. Coming to the current plot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, viewers must be aware that Prerna will not marry Anurag but will instead tie the knot with Rishab Bajaj. However, fans must be wondering how the story will unfold in Switzerland.According to a SpotboyE report, Prerna will marry Bajaj inorder to safeguard Anurag and entire Basu family from Mr Bajaj. The newly-wedded couple will then travel to Switzerland for their honeymoon. Heartbroken with the news of Prerna’s marriage, Anurag will fake his death for his family, As the Basu family mourns their son’s death, Anurag will follow Prerna and Bajaj to Switzerland to seek revenge. The lead pair – Anurag and Prerna – will also have a faceoff in the scenic location where Anurag will try to grab his ladylove by her neck to know the reason for her ditching him. Prerna will act rudely with Anurag in an attempt to make him hate her.last_img read more

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10 Things to Do So Apple Doesnt Reject Your App

first_img 5 min read Register Now » September 3, 2014 Apple recently released the top 10 reasons for rejecting apps in the seven-day period ending Aug. 28, 2014. While it’s just for a seven-day period, it’s indicative of what developers end up doing wrong.Fifety eight percent of the apps are rejected for the 10 main reasons. If Apple rejected your app, or if you’re building one at the moment, here are 10 things you should do to make sure your app sails through the approval process.1. Fill every detail. Fourteen percent of the apps were rejected by Apple due to insufficient information in the application to the App Store. Make sure you elaborate on all the features that are part of your app. Not just that, but also spell out specific instructions if your app is supposed to be used in a certain manner. You could also provide a demo video if the installation or configuration is complex or requires hardware to be paired with.Related: After Reportedly Blowing Up iPhones, Apple Plans to Make a Bigger iPad2. Squash that very last bug. Did you do rigorous testing of your app? Believe it or not, if Apple encounters a bug in your app, it’s bound to be rejected. Eight percent of the apps were rejected for this reason. The best way to make sure your app is free of bugs and crashes across devices is to sign on a few beta testers. Betalist can get you started. The feedback from a different set of users on different devices will help you not just fix bugs, but build a better product.3. Comply with all terms in the developer agreement. Read the Developer Program License Agreement thoroughly even before you begin the development of your app. This will make sure you comply with all the guidelines laid down by Apple. You will find this in iTunes Connect under Contracts, Tax and Banking. Also read through Apple’s review guidelines to steer clear of issues as you develop your app and to help speed up the review process.4. Focus on UI/UX. Apple lays a strong emphasis on building apps that are simple to use and navigate and are appealing to the eye. In fact, apps with a fantastic user interface also make it to the featured list on the App Store. You should want users to have a great experience with your app anyway.Don’t make a complex app with complex navigation — it could just be the reason why your app was rejected. Read through Apple’s design guides and UI design dos and don’ts before you start building.5. Relevant meta data. Your app’s name, its description and the screenshots should match its content and functionality. Don’t go overboard on the creative process of making screenshots that stand out. Rather, provide screenshots from your app with a layover of simple text to explain the screen.Related: Is Apple’s App Store Broken?6. Don’t game users or App Store. Do not try to portray your application as something that it is not. Many entrepreneurs do this to piggyback on the success of another app by creating similar looking icons, names that closely match successful apps or even replicate the design of others. Apple can easily see through this, so make sure your app performs as advertised.7. Pay careful attention to the name. After all, your app will be recognized by its name. Four percent of apps have been rejected because the name in iTunes Connect and that on the device do not match. Also, the app name on the device has a character restriction (otherwise, it gets cut short), so pick out the keywords from your iTunes Connect app name to place here. For example, if the app name is Positive Energy Guided Meditation, the app name on the device could be Energy or Positive Energy.8. Remove placeholders. Believe it or not, but an alarming 4 percent of entrepreneurs still submit their app with placeholder images or text while building a beta version. If your app was rejected, run through all screens of the app to make sure there is no placeholder images or text (example, lorem ipsum).9. Give appropriate ratings. Don’t shy away from giving the right rating for your app. Apple has laid strict guidelines on ratings to ensure only the appropriate apps are experienced by the right age group. Apps that are based on social networking should be especially careful.10. Don’t submit a beta. Apps that are for demo, trial or test purposes or are in the beta stage do not get accepted by Apple. The app has to be complete and fully functional.These are the top 10 reasons why Apple rejects apps, but apart from these, do not submit similar apps repeatedly and make sure your app offers enough value to the users and is not just a replica of your website without any core functionality of iOS.Related: 13 Random Things Apple’s Siri Can Do For You Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Southampton Airport will welcome new cheap flights

first_imgSouthampton Airport will welcome new cheap flights to Grenoble and Zurich this winter, both popular ski destinations with UK skiers and snowboarders.This season marks the first time flights to Grenoble and Zurich have been available from the terminal.These two new routes join existing winter flights from Flybe to Berne, Chambery, Inverness and Salzburg.In total, the airport will offer flights to eight ski destinations over the winter, from where passengers can reach popular resorts including Chamonix, Meribel, Val d’Isere and Verbier.Mark Knox, customer service director at Southampton Airport, said: “It’s fantastic that Southampton Airport will be offering passengers such a wide variety of ski holidays this winter.”Ski enthusiasts can fly from their local airport to literally hundreds of Europe’s leading ski resorts.”Meanwhile, low-cost carrier easyJet announced ski season flights from nearby Bournemouth, as well as Bristol earlier this month.The airline will operate a schedule of 101 cheap flights to ski resorts across its entire network this winter, with services from Bournemouth to Turin and from Bristol to Grenoble. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAir Southwest switches ski destinationAir Southwest has announced that its flights for the winter ski season will land in Grenoble and not in ChamberyNew ski routes unveiled from SouthamptonBlue Islands is to introduce new routes to ski destinations around Europe this month.Winter season begins at Southampton International AirportThe winter season has got underway at Southampton International Airport,last_img read more

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Looking for a cheap weekend getaway with your Vale

first_imgLooking for a cheap weekend getaway with your Valentine?Fall in love with a new European city break destination, or revisit an old favourite, for less than £50 this February! Check out these seven bargain flights:1. Venice, Italy from £46*Drifting down Venice’s canals in a gondola, sitting in the piazza being serenaded by street performers or canoodling over spaghetti carbonara; that’s definitely amore! Buy your special someone a token of your affection from the Rialto market, one of Italy’s oldest shopping spots, having served locals for over 700 years. Check pricesRead more: 10 best things to do in Venice5 most romantic cities in Italy 2. Bordeaux, France from £40Get tipsy and have a giggle in the second-largest wine growing region in the world, Bordeaux. Famous for their reds, you might want to flash the cash you saved on your flight and impress you other half with a bottle of the fizzy stuff instead. Heat things up in the kitchen and couple a wine tour with a cookery course at Saint-Emilion vineyard. Check pricesRead more: Extreme wines – 5 unusual wine regions 6. Prague, Czech Republic from £47Meet your prince or princess on a trip to the fairy-tale city of Prague. Full of hill-top castles and ornate palaces, get swept away in the romantic surroundings. Share a hot date over a steaming bowl of traditional Czech dumplings and goulash, or celebrate singledom with a pint of Europe’s finest beer. Check prices 4. Geneva, Switzerland from £49Think you’ve got a heart of ice? Find love on the slopes in the Swiss ski centre, Geneva. Come nightfall get amorous in an awesome après-ski spot. If you prefer to take things slowly then warm up with a hot chocolate by the fireside in a traditional log cabin instead.Check pricesRead more: Top 10 party ski resorts – best après ski spots 5. Cork, Ireland from £43Before spending the afternoon strolling around Cork’s exclusive shopping district, Merchant’s Quay, butter up the boy (or girl)friend with a trip to the city’s quirky food museum dedicated to the smooth spread. If this fails to set passions blazing, then pucker up and get down to Blarney Castle. A smooch with their famous stone is meant to bestow eloquence, so you’ll be muttering sweet-nothings in your lover’s ear for the rest of the trip!Check pricescenter_img 3. Barcelona, Spain from £46Save squabbling over maps and get lost amongst the narrow streets of the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Lose your heart, and sense of direction, wandering through this romantic rabbit’s den of winding alleyways. Lovebirds must also check out Carrer dels Petons, or ‘the street of the kiss’ in the Raval district.Check pricesFind city break deals in BarcelonaRead more: 10 best things to do in Barcelona – a local’s guide Related5 romantic city breaks for less than €100You’ll love these bargain flights to seven sweet cities in time for Valentine’s Day!7 flights under £50: cheapest flights of the weekCity break? Get away somewhere new this autumn. Get inspired with seven of the cheapest flights of the week on Skyscanner.6 Flights for £60 or less! Bargain city breaks6 Flights for £60 or less! Bargain city breaks 7. Brussels, Belgium from £30Swap a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine, for a romantic trip to Brussels. With this bargain flight you could visit the home of gourmet sweet treats, wine and dine your other half in Michelin starred restaurants and still have money to spare on a bag of famous Belgian chips at the end of the night. Check pricesRead more: 10 best things to do in Brussels – a local’s guide *flight prices correct at time of publication and for return travel from the UK in February 2015.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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