This Conference’s Referees Will Call The National Title Game

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The 2018-19 College Football Playoff is set to get underway in a couple of hours.No. 2 Clemson is set to take on No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 4 p.m. E.T.No. 1 Alabama will then play No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl in South Florida at 8 p.m. E.T.Both games will be televised on ESPN.The winners of the two games will meet in the national title game next week.We now know what conference’s officials will call the title game: the Big Ten.“A Big Ten crew has the CFP champ game.”A Big Ten crew has the CFP champ game.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 29, 2018The national title game is set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Monday, Jan. 7.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP called out to two collisions on Wednesday

first_imgThe RCMP Dawson Creek detachment was also called to a collision involving a motor vehicle and a moose on Wednesday evening.The collision was called in at 5:40 p.m. and took place on Highway 97 near South Taylor.Police say the driver did not sustain any injuries and the moose had to be put down as a result of injuries sustained during the collision. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The RCMP Dawson Creek detachment was called out to a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday evening, at 4:50 p.m., on Highway 97 near the Kiskatinaw bridge.Police say a vehicle skidded to a stop. The vehicle following it was unable to stop and rear-ended the first vehicle, causing a minor collision.No injuries were reported.last_img

Ola cabs banned in Karnataka for 6 months

first_imgBENGALURU: App-based cab aggregator Ola cannot run taxis and autos in Karnataka for the next six months, the state transport department has said in a notification. The licence has been suspended for “operating bike taxis” without permission, which were already banned in the state since the last one year. “Karnataka transport department has suspended the license of Ola Cabs across the state for six months. Licence has been cancelled for operating bike taxis without permission and not replying to the notices of transport department,” the transport department said in the notice issued in Kannadda on March 18. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The notification came to the light today as the cab-aggregator issued a statement on the suspension of license saying it is “evaluating the options to find an amicable solution wherein hundreds of thousands of driver-partners in the state of Karnataka can continue to work and serve the mobility needs of our citizens.” In January, Ola started running bike taxis in certain pockets of Bengaluru – but the cab aggregator says this was purely a “beta pilot” project in a bid to gather data for when the state’s policy allowed bike taxis. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA showcause notice was then issued by the state to which Ola responded, requesting permission for a four-month pilot project. Ola said the services were by stopped February-end. Right now, there is no two-wheeler taxi policy in Karnataka. Calling the notification “unfortunate”, the company today said it is working closely with the authorities on the issue. “Ola is a law-abiding company that has always worked with the Government to develop livelihoods, improve mobility, and enable a new technology industry,” the statement read. “Despite other companies continuing to operate illegally, Ola halted our bike taxi experiment weeks ago, instead seeking the state’s cooperation to develop a legal framework for a pilot that will continue to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the mobility economy,” it said.last_img read more

Annan encourages G77 to focus on emerging challenges of development globalization

“Morocco assumes this responsibility at a challenging time,” the Secretary-General said in his remarks to the handover ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York. One such challenge was migration, which now involves hundreds of millions of people, “and which requires the political leaders from both the developing and developed countries to strengthen cooperation.””The challenge is threefold,” he continued, “to better protect the human rights of migrants; to fairly share the burdens and responsibilities of providing assistance for refugees, and to fully realize the positive potential of international migration – for migrants and for transit and receiving countries alike.”The Secretary-General also underscored the challenges the G-77 will face, including the need to deal with trade-related intellectual property rights while allowing developing countries to have access to life-saving medicines, an issue which has led to difficulties in multilateral trade negotiations following the 2001 Doha agreement.”But this should not lead to pessimism,” Mr. Annan stressed. “With so much at stake, we have no option except to persist.” The international community now has a commitment to reduce trade barriers and subsidies, and to set trade rules in ways that will bring benefits to developing countries. “Poor countries should do their utmost to defend their interests,” he said, and “rich countries must recognize that it is in their interest to open up trade.”The Secretary-General commended Venezuela’s work leading negotiations for the Group of 77 during the past year under the chairmanship of Ambassador Milos Alcalay. Looking ahead, he congratulated Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mohamed Benaissa and Ambassador Mohamed Bennouna on the assumption of Morocco’s duties for the coming year. “Morocco’s voice has contributed greatly to the development debate,” he told the Group. “I am confident the Moroccan delegation will lead you with expertise and determination in the coming months.”Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he was convinced that the Moroccan delegation would be an effective voice, upholding the historic principles of the Group of 77, as well as the struggles and aspirations of the developing world in the coming year. Looking back, he said that with the support of the international community, Venezuela had “spoken the voice of the G-77 with conviction and with firmness.” He was proud to have been the spokesman for the developing world for the past year, having led calls for, among other things the significant reduction of resources spent on weapons of mass destruction, and the creation of an international humanitarian fund to effectively address poverty.Highlighting Morocco’s goals for the coming year, Mr. Benaissa said the Group would continue to promote and pursue North-South as well as South-South dialogue, and improve efforts to ensure broad consultation on important international issues. The Group will remain committed to working with the membership of the eight most industrialized nations to help find corrective solutions for economic, cultural and social problems. No efforts will be spared to strengthen the Group’s capacity and cohesion so that it can continue to forge fair and strong and democratic international relations. read more

Federal appeals court temporarily halts NM Mo companies plans for horse slaughterhouses

Federal appeals court temporarily halts NM, Mo. companies’ plans for horse slaughterhouses ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missouri to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a temporary injunction barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants, which were gearing up to open in the coming days after a federal judge in Albuquerque on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society and other animal protection groups alleged the department failed to conduct proper environmental studies when it issued permits to the slaughterhouses.The Humane Society filed an immediate appeal and won an emergency injunction.“Horse slaughter is a predatory, inhumane business, and we are pleased to win another round in the courts to block killing of these animals on American soil for export to Italy and Japan,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “Meanwhile, we are redoubling our efforts in Congress to secure a permanent ban on the slaughter of our horses throughout North America.”Blair Dunn, who represents Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, N.M., and Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, Mo., emphasized the order was temporary.“We know the 10th Circuit will follow the law and allow my clients to proceed as soon as our side is considered,” Dunn said. “The plaintiffs have misstated the law, the facts and the science. We look forward to a quick decision when the facts are considered and the District Court’s careful decision is reviewed.”Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos has been fighting for two years for approval to open. He converted his small, struggling cattle slaughterhouse in southern New Mexico to take advantage of a shift in Congress that lifted a ban on funding for inspections at horse slaughterhouses.A vote to end that funding in 2006 had effectively banned horse slaughter until the money was restored in 2011.The USDA, however, did not approve the first permits for horse slaughter plants until this summer. But just days before Valley Meat and a third company, Responsible Transportation of Sigourney, Iowa, were set to open, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo issued a temporary restraining order that kept the plants closed until she decided the lawsuit by the animal protection groups. Responsible Transportation since has converted its plant to cattle.The debate over a return to domestic horse slaughter has been an emotional one that centres on whether horses are livestock or companion animals and what is the most humane way to deal with the country’s horse overpopulation, particularly in the drought-stricken West. Supporters say it is better to slaughter unwanted horses in regulated domestic plants than to ship them thousands of miles to sometimes inhumane plants in Mexico.During the two-year fight, De Los Santos and his wife have received numerous death threats. And last summer, there was a suspicious fire at the plant.The issue has divided horse rescue and animal welfare groups, ranchers, politicians and Indian tribes.The companies want to ship horse meat to countries where it is consumed by humans or used as animal feed. by Jeri Clausing, The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2013 5:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Congolese expelled from Angola returning to desperate situation UN refugee agency

Speaking at a media briefing in Geneva, the spokesperson said that the agency is concerned by a “fast-developing humanitarian situation in the Kasai region” of the DRC, where the situation is already fragile: around 200,000 people have arrived over the last two weeks.The mass population movement follows the Angolan Government’s decision to expel Congolese migrants, many of whom were working in the informal mining sector in the northeast of the country.The deadline for expulsion expired Monday and, within some areas of Angola, there have been reports of violent clashes between migrants and law enforcement agents. Thousands have been arriving at the border, where complaints have included sexual violence and harassment, bodily frisking and theft of belongings – at the hands of security forces on both sides of the border.The prospects for the returnees are bleak: they have limited means to travel to their home regions, in an area hit by recent conflict and destruction, and where ethnic tensions are still high.The UNHCR spokesperson reported over-crowding in the town of Kamako in Kasai Province, on the Angola border, with people staying overnight outdoors, in host families, church compounds, and on the streets.The spokesperson pointed out that mass expulsions are contrary to country obligations under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and that the Agency is asking Angola and DRC to work together to ensure a safe and orderly population movement, and to respect the human rights of those affected. read more

Commentary Grading out the Buckeye defense DBs get a D

Halfway through the season, the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0) are already bowl eligible. As the team gets ready for the stretch run, here are the grades for each defensive unit, in addition to the special teams, through six games.Defensive line: B+Outside of a disappointing season opener against Buffalo Aug. 31, the Buckeyes’ defensive line has been the highlight of the defense so far this year. With 16 team sacks, 13 from defensive linemen, the Buckeyes have been putting constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks so far in 2013. Newer contributors like sophomores Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington, and junior Joel Hale, have been vital to the defense. A real standout has been freshman Joey Bosa, who came in as a replacement for Washington when he was out with a groin injury. Bosa has recorded 16 total tackles and two sacks this season. He also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown at Northwestern Oct. 5. Bosa was named the starter at defensive end ahead of Washington for the game against Iowa. With quarterbacks like Michigan’s Devin Gardner and Penn State’s Christian Hackenburg still on the schedule, though, the defensive line needs to keep the pressure up.Linebackers: BIf it was not for junior Ryan Shazier being everything the Buckeye linebacking corps could have asked for and more, this section of the defensive unit would be struggling to live up to coach Urban Meyer’s standards. Shazier leads the team with 47 tackles, has a sack and forced two fumbles. The guy has been everywhere, and is well on his way to earning an All-Big Ten honor by season’s end. Classmate Curtis Grant is also turning in a fine season thus far, and is second to Shazier with 36 tackles. He also has a pair of sacks, and has stepped in nicely for defensive coordinator Luke Fickell in his first year as a starter. OSU’s third starter at the position, Joshua Perry, has been less impressive than his teammates so far with only 19 tackles, which ranks as ninth best on the team. That is partly because Perry is not on the field as much, since OSU has been playing a lot of nickel and dime defenses. Perry’s been solid, but has yet to make the big plays like Shazier and Grant have. The group will have to continue to grow together and play well late into the season, as the weather turns colder and opponents could look to run the ball more.Defensive backs: DSix games into the season, the OSU defense is ranked 77th in the country in terms of pass defense, giving up an average of 240 yards a game. These numbers could be worse if it not for the Buckeyes’ light schedule. Excluding California, which ranks No. 5 in the nation in passing with an average of 368 yards per game, no passing offense OSU has faced so far this season ranks in the top third of all teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. At times, redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby has looked lost against top talent, Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis and California’s Chris Harper, despite coming into the year as a preseason All-American. Junior cornerback Doran Grant has played well, but hasn’t been forced to do as much because a majority of the focus is put on Roby. The loss of senior safety Christian Bryant to a broken ankle against Wisconsin hurts an already disappointing unit that needs to get better if OSU wants to compete with the upper tier teams in the nation.Special teams: BMeyer, as a coach, has always been vocal about the importance of special teams. So far this season, that has been made clear. The kicking game has been running on all cylinders so far, with freshman punter Cameron Johnston averaging more than 40 yards a punt and senior kicker Drew Basil hitting all 36 of his attempted kicks this season, five field goals and 31 extra points. Roby also blocked and recovered a punt in the end zone against Northwestern, the Buckeyes’ only touchdown in the first half against the Wildcats. The only disappointment on special teams so far has been the return game. Although freshman running back Dontre Wilson has been electric returning kicks, he hasn’t made a significant impact on any given game with a return yet, and no Buckeye has a touchdown from a punt or kick return so far in 2013. read more

Former TalkTalk manager sues firm amid claims she earned 40 per cent

“’I can’t change what happened, but if I don’t challenge it then I’ll perpetuate an inequality that has overshadowed British business for far too long.”Ms Burke had been hired by TalkTalk in April 2015 and had begun working alongside three other programme directors, all of whom male, by September.  Ms Burke ran both the cyber security programme and a project to bring fibre optic broadband to three million homes Ms Burke, from Yateley, Hampshire, ran both the cyber security programme and a £20 million trial project to bring fibre optic broadband to three million homes. She was told in May 2017 her programme management skills were no longer required, but the three male colleagues she worked alongside all kept their jobs.Ahead of the start of her employment tribunal in central London last week, she said: “People I trusted and respected took advantage of my hard work for two years and that hurts. TalkTalk has an average gender pay gap of 14.6 per cent and an average bonus gap of 31.6 per cent, according to the company’s 2018 Gender Pay Report. A former TalkTalk manager is suing the telecoms giant after allegedly learning she earned 40 per cent less than male colleagues doing the same job. Rebecca Burke, 42, was paid a basic salary of £110,000 as she helped lead the company’s cyber security programme in the wake of a high-profile data breach.The 42-year-old, who was made redundant in May 2017, claims three other programme directors had salaries an average of 40 per cent higher and were awarded at least 50 per cent more in bonuses. A tribunal claim has been brought against TalkTalk on the grounds it breached equal pay law and dismissed her unfairly. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is illegal to pay employees performing the same job or “work of equivalent value” differently because of their gender. Ms Burke ran both the cyber security programme and a project to bring fibre optic broadband to three million homesCredit: Ed Willcox TalkTalk was fined a record £400,000 for security failings in 2016Credit:John Stillwell/ PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. TalkTalk was fined a record £400,000 for security failings in 2016 The following month hackers inflicted an embarrassing data breach against the company that resulted in the loss of 150,000 customers, £77 million in business.It is believed that 1,707 tables with 439,365,020 rows of data – 1,662,367 of which contained sensitive data – were taken by the hackers.TalkTalk was fined a record £400,000 for the security failings in 2016.Ms Burke said she hoped her case will “strengthen the resolve of other women” should they encounter workplace inequality.The hearing was due to start last week but will now be heard next year after Ms Burke’s barrister asked for a new tribunal panel to sit on the case.A TalkTalk spokesperson said: “We strongly refute these claims and we do not tolerate gender discrimination of any sort, including with regards to pay. “This is an on-going case so we cannot comment any further, however we’re committed to treating all our employees fairly and we are confident there is no disparity in pay between men and women.” read more

IHF Super Globe 2014 Barca to defend trophy with two Qatari teams

The playing schedule for the 2014 IHF Super Globe:Preliminary round:7, 8, 9 SeptemberRest day – 10 SeptemberSemi-finals/start of placement round:11 SeptemberPlacement matches, bronze final, final:12 September Dohahandball dohaIHF Super GlobeQatar On Thursday (19 June) the draw for the preliminary round of the IHF Super Globe was conducted in the hosting city of Doha. On the fringes of an IHF inspection for the 2015 Men’s World Championship, COC Chairman Leon Kalin drew the lots.The draw results:Group A: SG Flensburg-Handewitt (Germany, winner of the EHF Champions League), El-Jaish (Qatar, winner of the Asian Club League), HC Taubate (Brazil, Pan-American club champion), wild card participant (Qatar)Group B: FC Barcelona (defending champion), Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia, African club champion), Al-Sadd (Qatar, host), Representative OceaniaThe Oceania representative will be decided on 20 June in the qualification event in New Caledonia, while the Qatari wild card participant will be decided upon completion of the Emir’s Cup in Doha.The IHF Super Globe will be played from 7 to 12 September in the newly built Qatar Handball Association Complex, one of the four venues of the 2015 World Championship, as first test event for the pinnacle event in 2015.  ← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2014 Groups: Danish-Norwegian clash in Debrecen Next Story → EHF decision: France with three teams at EHF CL – Macedonia, Hungary and Denmark with two places! read more

One year on Hillsborough families left dismayed by lack of progress

first_imgTODAY MARKS ONE year since the Hillsborough Independent Panel (HIP) produced a landmark report exonerating Liverpool supporters of any blame for the 1989 stadium disaster in which 96 people died.But one year on and despite the quashing of the original inquest verdict of ‘accidental death’ in the case of all 96 deceased, some families have expressed disappointment at the slow progress of investigations into police misconduct and possible criminality.Yesterday, the police watchdog leading the investigation, the IPCC, said in an update that it has now established that over 200 police statements were altered in addition to statements given by fans, who witnessed events, that were also altered.Ninety-six people were crushed to death and hundreds injured at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield’s Hillsborough ground on 15 April 1989 in the worst stadium disaster in British football history.In the two decades that followed victims’ families and survivors were thwarted in efforts to achieve justice and subject to a police smear campaign. No one was ever successfully prosecuted despite an inquiry finding that the main cause of the disaster was police mismanagement.The report of the HIP – which scrutinised thousands of documents – found that dozens of those who died had the potential to survive had they received proper medical treatment. It also exposed systematic altering of police statements to cover-up their culpability and smear supporters.Though new inquests are set for early next year, 21 families affiliated to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign said yesterday they are dismayed at both the progress and lack of independent scrutiny of the investigations.‘Deserve better’They believe that the Director of Public Prosecutions has reneged on a promise to establish a ‘challenge panel’ that would scrutinise two investigations into the disaster, one examining cover-up allegations and another probe which is considering the wider circumstances and possible criminal proceedings.In a statement issued through solicitors the families said they had conveyed their unhappiness about this to the DPP and the IPCC in a meeting last July: “They (the families) pointed to the lack of evidence of any real progress in the investigations and that they had been promised better.“They referred to the history of failed investigations where the families have been promised justice, but received nothing of the sort.”Authorities have now agreed to establish a panel which will have a limited role in the view of the families who are generally scathing of the progress of the investigations.“A year on, what has been achieved? The IPCC have yet to complete the reassembly of the documentation considered by the HIP, and have interviewed a small handful of police officers relating to ‘altered’ statements,” the statement said.The Crown Prosecution Service said that circumstances have changed since the original remit of the ‘challenge panel’ was discussed and the refocusing of the investigations in light of the new inquests.In a statement yesterday, the deputy chair of the IPCC Deborah Glass: “This is an ongoing criminal investigation the like of which has never been seen before in this country. Already we are uncovering more about the disaster and its aftermath.“Hillsborough has had a history of inquiries by the police and others, many completed quickly, coming to flawed conclusions. Our investigations need to deliver the last, definitive account.”Fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 people who died at Hillsborough are set to begin in March 2014 – a month before the 25th anniversary of the disaster.Read: Police wanted Hillsborough disaster funds for gifts and holiday homesMore: Hillsborough probe finds more police statements changedRead: The Hillsborough documents: What we’ve learned so farlast_img read more

Azpilicueta backs new boy Arrizabalaga to thrive at Chelsea

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta has backed his compatriot and friend Kepa Arrizabalaga to live up to his €80m price tag at ChelseaThe Spain international became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper of all-time after completing his transfer to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in a €80m deal on Wednesday.While he has only just arrived at Stamford Bridge, it looks like Arrizabalaga could be thrown straight into the firing line in Saturday’s away trip to Huddersfield in Chelsea’s opening game of the Premier League season with regular number one Thibaut Courtois having now joined Real Madrid.But Azpilicueta, who comes from the same Basque region of Spain as his new teammate, knows Arrizabalaga and is certain he will up to the task.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I know him well,” said Azpilicueta on the club website.“He is a very good goalkeeper. He can reach a very high level here in England at Chelsea, and we are obviously happy to have him with us.“As a person he is a very normal guy, he’s very friendly. He’s very close to his people. On the pitch he is always trying to help. He is very communicative and is always talking to the team, and the defence in particular. He is still only 23 and I am sure he will keep growing.“He is from the Basque area too, quite close to my region. We know each other from the last years in the national team. I have always had a good relationship with him. Our hometowns are quite close and for me to have him here is something special, and I will try to help him settle.”last_img read more

Puel bemoans slow start

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has bemoaned his team’s slow start in their defeat to Manchester United.The Leicester boss insists his team slow start cost them in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.Leicester City conceded a penalty as early as the third minute when Daniel Amartey handled the ball in the box and United’s captain for the night Paul Pogba duly converted.Luke Shaw scored his first professional goal when he was put to through on goal by Juan Mata to double United’s lead.Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the Foxes in added time but it was too little and too late to affect the scoreline at that point.“It’s disappointing for the players because they gave their best,” said Puel, according to Goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Of course, to concede a goal just a couple of seconds after the beginning of the game is a shame and we have to correct this.“Our kick-off was not good enough. Our first-half was a good performance with good quality, good pressing, good play forward and a lot of chances. We needed to score in this moment, a strong period of domination in the first-half.“We pushed and we played against a team who were deep on the pitch. Without space, it was difficult.“We found success with good moves and good quality and perhaps in the second half we had good energy to finish this performance for another result but I think at the end it is a disappointment. It is not, for me, a fair result.”“We dominated this game with good play and a lot of chances. With a lot of free-kicks and set pieces, we can do a lot better with these situations,” Puel continued.“Sometimes we were unlucky with the possibilities to score in different moves. I’m happy about the performance but it would have been better to win or draw for our fans. It would have been a good reward for our play.”last_img read more

Mygazines Folds

first_imgAn e-mail to Mygazines was not immediately returned. Late last month, the site had more than 127,000 registered users.Lawyers representing a large swath of consumer and b-to-b publishers—including Time Inc., Hearst, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, American Media Inc., Reed Business Information, Bonnier, Ziff Davis and Forbes, among others—had sued, which lists its address as a post office box on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, and its founder, Darren Andrew Budd, a Canadian, for copyright infringement. They settled their case on September 8, according to court documents.According to terms of the settlement, Mygazines agreed to remove all of the publishers’ copyrighted content, review and screen uploads for any content not authorized by the publishers and open a channel to allow Mygazines to be notified when copyrighted content appears.Mygazines appeared to comply; many prominent titles that were available for free download at the time of the launch—including People, Playboy, Dwell, Domino, Allure, Spin, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living, New York, Men’s Journal and Esquire—were gone shortly after the settlement.The site had recently introduced a program offering publishers demographic statistics, “exclusive rights and control over your titles on” and “revenue sharing opportunities.”In its closing note, Mygazines appeared to be holding out hope for a lifeline: “If you are a publisher interested in understanding more about our model and vision for the future of the publishing industry going forward, or to discuss our Business to Business model opportunities, please email us.” RELATED POST: R.I.P. Mygazines, 2008-2008 Just weeks after settling a lawsuit with dozens of publishers, Mygazines, the controversial Web site that allowed users to share digital copies of hundreds of magazines, has closed.According to a note posted on the Mygazines homepage, “monetary reasons” and “the state of the global economy” caused the site’s collapse. “We simply ran out of funds to support the daily operations.”last_img read more

MCommerce Spending Approaches 5B in Q2

first_imgTo stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Few publishers have made mobile commerce a priority, but those looking to expand their ancillary revenue streams will have to soon. M-commerce now accounts for 10 percent of all e-commerce spending, according to study released today by comScore.The segment generated $4.7 billion in spending for the second quarter of 2013—up 24-percent from the same quarter a year ago—while total e-commerce expenditures rose 16 percent to $49 billion, comScore reported earlier this month.”While mobile devices are already extremely influential in the overall buying process, they are also beginning to drive a meaningful percentage of digital commerce,” says Gian Fulgoni, comScore chairman, in a statement. “It would appear that m-commerce spending has reached enough of a critical mass that key stakeholders must begin to address this new market dynamic today.”Smartphones predictably claimed a higher share of the m-commerce market than tablets (6 percent vs. 3.5 percent) with more than twice the number of users. Average spending per device was 20 percent higher on tablets however. Event tickets proved to be the most popular m-commerce purchase, with devices accounting for more than 15 percent of spending in the category. Consumer packaged goods were the least-purchased as desktop retained more than 95 percent of the market share.last_img read more

Smithsonian Presents the AfroAmerican Newspaper and the Political Cartoons of Thomas A

first_imgOn Oct. 21 the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, located on Constitution Avenue, NW between 12th and 14th Streets,  is scheduled to hold  a 2017 Archives Fair: Performance and Preservation from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The presentation highlights the work of a leading staff editorial cartoonist of the Afro-American Newspaper, Baltimore artist Thomas A. Stockett, from 1955–2007. Stockett’s visual aesthetic is presented with emphasis on the political views expressed through his work and the role of visual art in the Afro’s legacy of social, cultural, and political advocacy on behalf of African Americans and the African Diaspora. The event is free and open to the public.last_img

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