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Cultural Competence and its Role in the “Warrior Culture”

first_imgReferencesAlizadeh, S., & Chavan, M. (2016). Cultural competence dimensions and outcomes: A systematic review of the literature. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), e117-e130. doi:10.1111/hsc.12293Atuel, H. R., & Castro, C. A. (2018). Military cultural competence. Clinical Social Work Journal, doi:10.1007/s10615-018-0651-zDice, T & Dice, R. (2017, September 23). Culturally sensitive communication: Strategies to Enhance Helping Relationships [Webinar]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdihaAWnxkReger, M., Etherage, J., Reger, G., & Gahm, G. (2008). Civilian psychologists in an army culture: The ethical challenge of cultural competence. Military Psychology (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 20(1), 21-35.Kirmayer, L. J. (2012). Rethinking cultural competence. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(2), 149. doi:10.1177/1363461512444673 By: David Lee Sexton, Jr.Photo by: Lance Cpl. Josue Marquez, CC0What is Cultural Competence?Cultural competence can be described as one’s best tool in working with culturally diverse groups (Alizadeh and Chavan, 2015). However, the exact definition of this construct and the components which make it up is not singularly defined. What is more well-known is the problematic nature of the increasing demand for healthcare to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse culture (Alizadeh and Chavan, 2015). Kirmayer (2012) indicates that cultural diversity is especially challenging to mental health service, as one’s culture influences individuals’ experiences and, ultimately, outcomes associated with treatment. In other words, treatment experiences are often affected by cultural domains, such as religion, language, and various other aspects of one’s identity. Thus, cultural competence, despite various operationalization within the literature, seeks to improve accessibility and effectiveness of mental health services to culturally diverse populations.Recognizing the GapsOne of the most important aspects of cultural competence is awareness of cultural aspects that can create gaps between provider and client. Often times, individuals may not acknowledge factors, such as race, gender, or age, that immediately create a divide within the counseling relationship. It is obviously important to recognize these potential gaps in order to achieve any kind of competence in working with diverse cultures. Dr. Tammi Dice, Assistant Chair in the Counseling and Human Services Department at Old Dominion University and Program Director for Human Services insightfully indicates the importance of striving “to be culturally humble, not culturally competent” (Dice and Dice, 2017). Dr. Dice and her husband, Tony Dice, first year Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University, focus on developing cultural alertness in promoting access to effective mental health treatment for marginalized populations.Gaps Related to Military CultureOne such gap can be caused by differences between military service members and civilians. According to Atuel and Castro (2018) the military, described as a “warrior culture”, can be represented as a three-factor structure: a formal organization, a cultural group, and a social group. This means that individuals must be aware of several factors that influence service member culture, such as importance of chain of command, military cultural norms, and military identity. Thus, it can be difficult for civilian providers to work with service members if they lack knowledge of military culture (Atuel and Castro, 2018).How Can Providers Foster Military Cultural Competence?Dice and Dice (2017) stress the importance of becoming aware of the challenges one may face when working with culturally diverse others, such as service members. Furthermore, they point out the difficulties of working with clients who may have multiple marginalized identities. Thus, they offer insights into gaining awareness of culturally diverse populations and awareness of oneself in order to guide interactions. Reger, Etherage, Reger, and Gahm (2008) also offer several strategies for developing military cultural competence. These include exposing oneself to military culture, training in military regulations, and partnering with providers who are more experienced with military culture.Further ResourcesJoin the MFLN Family Development team on May 24th at 11:00 am Eastern for a free, 90-minute webinar examining the relationship between self-awareness, knowledge of others, and culturally alert interventions. The facilitators, Tammi Dice, Ph.D., HSBCP and Tony Dice, M.S.Ed., CSAC, will challenge the participants to recognize the influence of intersecting identities on themselves and their clients and introduce strategies for gaining self and other awareness, including the RESPECT Model and Broaching. The facilitators will also provide participants with strategies to address powerlessness among clients who are marginalized and ways to engage in advocacy.If it’s too late for you to join us in person, don’t despair! Our webinars are recorded for viewing at any time on our website, as well as YouTube, and CEUs are available for one year after the live event!The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE – In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night.The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and“very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump.ADVERTISEMENT Pelicans’ Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the CNN interview, telling host Chris Cuomo that Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude.“That’s on your mind, that a father didn’t say ‘Thank you’? And you’re the head of the U.S.? Come on,” Ball said. “There’s a lot of other things that’s going on. Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and let’s just stay in our lane.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBall suggested that he and Chinese president Xi Jinping had more to do with securing his son’s release than the president.“Did (Trump) help the boys get out? I don’t know. If I was going to thank somebody, I probably would thank President Xi. He’s in China. He’s the president of China,” Ball said, later adding: “I helped my son get out of China. I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Read Next MOST READcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ball also pushed back against Trump’s suggestion that shoplifting “is a very big deal in China.”“It wasn’t a big deal because being raised in South Central LA, I’ve seen harsher things. I’ve seen 16, 17-year-old kids that have had to go to jail for life, that were my friends,” Ball said. “He wasn’t physical. He returned it. He fessed up to it.”LiAngelo and fellow UCLA freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley have been suspended indefinitely. They were arrested and questioned about stealing from high-end stores next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins stayed before leaving for Shanghai to play Georgia Tech. All three apologized for their actions and thanked Trump for his role in securing their release, which occurred while the president was traveling in Asia.The trio isn’t allowed to suit up, be on the bench for home games or travel with the team. Without them, No. 23 UCLA lost to Creighton on Monday night in the Hall of Fame Classic.LaVar Ball is attempting to build an empire around the basketball skills of his three sons — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, LiAngelo and prep prospect LaMelo — and his own bombastic personality. He started an apparel company, Big Baller Brand, with shoes that retail for $500 or more, and he got in several plugs for his products during the CNN interview.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Trudeau says he and Saskatchewan premier talking despite carbon tax differences

first_imgSaskatchewan released regulations Wednesday that will require industry to reduce methane emissions by 4.5 million tonnes annually by 2025.The regulations include penalties for non-compliance. “The prime minister has been gracious with his time when I’ve requested the opportunity to speak with him by telephone or in person and I’m appreciative of that,” he said.The premier has previously suggested the federal carbon tax is one of the biggest economic headwinds facing Saskatchewan.Moe has asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal government’s plan to impose a carbon tax on the province is constitutional.The province argues its own climate change plan, which doesn’t include a carbon levy, is enough to reduce emissions. The two did not meet when Trudeau was in Regina earlier this month, but the prime minister said it was good to meet the premier in La Loche.“We are going to continue to work on issues that matter to folks in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe, who indicated they only talked briefly, said they discussed supports both governments are providing to communities.Trudeau went on to highlight the work by both governments that helped lead to the creation of 11,000 new jobs in the province.“That is something that governments can facilitate when we invest in the right kinds of things together, but it’s a tremendous credit to people and businesses here in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe said he had already planned to spend time with his wife when Trudeau was in Regina and that’s why the two leaders couldn’t meet.center_img LA LOCHE, Sask. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he continues to work with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe despite their differences over the federal carbon tax.Trudeau was asked at a funding announcement in La Loche on Wednesday whether he would try to persuade Moe, who was also there, about the tax.Trudeau said he and Moe have had “many great conversations” on things they agree and disagree on.last_img read more

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BC Hydros archaeology finds under the Site C Heritage Program

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The majority of the required archaeology work has been completed under the Site C Heritage Program, such as the dam site, the transmission line corridor, and the reservoir.What remains for archaeology work is the Highway 29 road realignments and to the temporary access roads that are needed to access the reservoir for tree clearing.The Site C Heritage Program has been underway for nearly 10 years and is the largest heritage study conducted in B.C. The upcoming 2019 field season is the tenth consecutive year of onsite research for the program, shares David Conway, Community Relations Manager, Site C Clean Energy Project. Conway goes on to share, the Research involves multiple crews of archaeologists and First Nations working throughout the spring and summer months, as the weather conditions allow to mitigate the project’s impact on heritage resources. This being done by the operation ensuring they are operating in compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act – the Provincial legislation that protects archaeological sites from unnecessary or inadvertent impacts. The purpose of the act is “to encourage and facilitate the protection and conservation of heritage property in British Columbia.”Two professional archaeologists and two or three First Nations representatives make up a standard archaeology field crew, who work collaboratively to complete field studies. More than 100 archaeological field assistants have come from nearby Indigenous communities. Additionally, all archaeology permit applications and archaeology report drafts are sent to the affected First Nations for their review and input, prior to finalization. Conway shares they also work closely with First Nations to identify areas or locations that they feel should be looked at more closely by the archaeology program.BC Hydro has made discoveries since 2010, field crews have carried out about 80,000 shovel tests and analyzed more than 450 archaeological sites and hundreds of thousands of artifacts.Workers from Peace River Hydro Partners, the main civil works contractor on the Site C project, were digging a utility trench next to their site office in the fall of 2016 when they came across something that looked like an animal bone. They shut down their excavator and activated the heritage ‘chance find procedure’, a process that stops work immediately if a potential artifact or heritage object is discovered at a work site.The bone would be the remains of a bison. The excavation took place over a 10-day period in August 2017. Nine professional paleontologists, archaeologists and field assistants worked carefully to unearth the remains. Because the bison was found in soft, silty sand, the skeleton was in very good condition. It was approximately three metres long, not including the tail, and when alive, the bison would have weighed nearly 2,000 lbs. Once fully excavated, the bison’s bones were photographed, documented, and packaged for safe transportation to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. The museum will store the bones and determine if further study should be undertaken.Conway continues to share that a sample analysis was taken of the bison bone by a specialized radiocarbon dating lab, where it was able to confirm the bone belonged to a 12,500-year-old bison. Conway goes on to say “This is one of the oldest bison ever found in northeastern B.C., and its discovery forms an important part of the region’s and our province’s paleontological history.” Other top paleontological finds were fossilized remains of animal specimens, ammonites, and Cretaceous sponge and fish sites.last_img read more

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India Pak hold cordial meeting on Kartarpur corridor

first_imgAttari/New Delhi: In the shadow of escalating tension in their ties, India and Pakistan Thursday held in a “cordial environment” their first meeting to finalise the modalities for a corridor linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistani town of Kartarpur with Gurdaspur district in Punjab. A joint statement issued after the talks said both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the project and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartapur Sahib Corridor (KSC). Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day The meeting took place on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border. “The first meeting to discuss the modalities and the draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur corridor was held today at Attari, India, in a cordial environment,” it said. The meeting took place amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following India’s air strike on a terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and Pakistan’s subsequent retaliation. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Wagah on April 2 and it will be preceded by a meeting of the technical experts on March 19 at the proposed zero points to finalise the alignment of the corridor, according to the statement. Last November, India and Pakistan agreed to set up the border crossing linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the river Ravi, about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. The Indian delegation at the meeting was led by SCL Das, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs while the Pakistani team was headed by Dr Mohammad Faisal, DG (South Asia and SAARC) of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartapur Sahib Corridor,” the statement said. It said the two sides also held expert-level discussions between the technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had on November 26 last year laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district. Two days later, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the corridor in Narowal, 125 km from Lahore.last_img read more

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Bayern Munich target a move for Griezmann

first_imgBayern Munich have named Antoine Griezmann as their top transfer target for next summer, despite his €200m release clause at Atletico MadridThe Bavarians feel that their current squad will be able make it seven successive Bundesliga titles this season and have a respectable run in the Champions League at the same time.But AS reports that Bayern are aware that the clock is ticking for the likes of Arjen Robben, 34, and Franck Ribery, 35, who are now well into the twilight phase of their playing careers.Due to this, a new star is needed at the Allianz Arena and Bayern have named Griezmann as the ideal signing.The German side views the World Cup winner as the best striker in European football right now.Although the club president Uni Hoeness is aware that signing Griezmann will not come at a cheap price and plans to make an approach next summer instead, where he will have adequate funds at his disposal to pay for his €200m buy-out clause.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Griezmann was originally available for €100m, but he signed a new contract at Atletico before this summer’s World Cup after opting against joining La Liga rivals Barcelona.Plan BShould their attempts to sign Griezmann next summer fail, then Bayern will then turn their focus onto signing Juventus’ Paulo Dybala.The Argentine striker is set to play a key role alongside Cristiano Ronaldo up front for Juventus this season and is contracted at the club until June 2022.Although Dybala had been linked with a move to Atletico last season after being seen with manager Diego Simeone back in March.Dybala managed 22 goals and seven assists in 33 Serie A games last season.last_img read more

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Chiellini Ronaldo always delivers when Juventus need him most

first_imgJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini praised team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after another vital contribution in their 2-2 draw against AtalantaThe Bianconeri were in a dire situation once Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata scored twice to put the hosts in front with a 2-1 lead.Manager Massimiliano Allegri reacted swiftly by bringing on Ronaldo and benching Sami Khedira in the 65th-minute as Juventus’ unbeaten start looked to be over.And Ronaldo didn’t disappoint after taking just 13 minutes to break through the Atalanta defence and put Juventus level.“This year there have been three moments in which we were in difficulty and behind in the game – the matches against Napoli, Empoli and Atalanta,” Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.“It is no coincidence that in these three games, Cristiano has been Cristiano.“Ronaldo is a decisive player, we knew it: in the fundamental moments he manages to bring out that extra something he has inside.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“He was given a rest because you cannot always be at the top when you play so many games, but you can be decisive when playing 20 and he has shown that.”Despite the draw, Allegri’s side still extended their lead in the Serie A to nine points following second-place Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan.Juventus will next play Sampdoria on Saturday in their final game of 2018 before they head into the Italian winter break.Partita dura. Bravi a crederci #finoallafine pic.twitter.com/ei5LwK5xBW— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 26, 2018last_img read more

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Neville shocked by Arsenals derby win

first_imgSky Sports pundit Gary Neville reveals he was shocked by Arsenal’s 4-2 win against Tottenham in Sunday’s North London derby.Tottenham Hotspur blew Chelsea away last weekend in a convincing 3-1 win at Wembley but were outrun and beaten by an energetic Arsenal team, much to the surprise of Gary Neville.“Today it was completely different and it has shocked me. It has shocked me because Tottenham are a team I really admire and have loved watching over the last two or three years. Today they have been outrun,” Neville told Sky Sports.“It was a collective display by Arsenal. There’s still massive improvements to make in individual players and Unai Emery will definitely delve into the transfer market in the next two or three windows, but they have been absolutely sensational today.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The first 20 minutes was as good as I’ve seen here for a long time in terms of getting the crowd behind them. The quality, the tackling, the pressing… everything you want to see in a derby.“I loved the match from start to finish. I’m not a fan of either team, but it had everything; penalties, a scuffle; tackles; good goals and it was really, really good.“I’m sure Tottenham fans haven’t enjoyed it, but Arsenal deserve all the plaudits that they get.”last_img read more

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Thriving in the PostPageview World

first_img Will Lee: People is fundamentally and foremost a storytelling platform. My persistent focus is making sure the quality of the storytelling is at the highest level. Folio: talked with Lee about his approach, what’s working and why. Lee: We’re in sort of a post-pageview world. There are a lot of different metrics we look at and it depends on what our goals are. Some stories we’re very invested in making sure it’s engaging, so how long do people spend on it and how many share it. Other stories, like on an awards night we want to see as many people come to the site and consume as much content as they possibly can. So it depends. But pageviews is one metric, visits is another, and engagement in 2016 and 2017 is going to be essential. Lee: Like everything else in the world, decisions need to be driven by logic, not magic. There’s a level at which we can be much more crisp in our decisionmaking. We’ve got a great editorial team with great instincts and they do really good work, but it’s a very different world when you can give somebody much deeper and more persistent focus, they’re doing things that really drive audience. And the more we learn about the stories we’re telling, the more we’re able to make them better and sharper and to really give the audience more of what they want. That’s the ultimate purpose and outcome we’re trying to see by using data to drive content. Folio: What are your primary goals now for People.com? Part of the approach here is what we like to call thin slicing, meaning that when we know that there’s a great story and the audience is responding to it, instead of doing just one story and hoping it goes well, we’ll do 15 or 20. But we create as many entry points for reader as possible, because everybody has a slightly different point of entry on a given topic. Folio: How does your approach differ? Lee: There was very little challenge in getting writers and editors to get the new data-driven approach to stories. Our journalists are fiercely competitive and they want to win—and they do. And our brand’s Editorial Director, Jess Cagle (my boss), has been instrumental in driving new initiatives. As far as changing metabolism goes—our spirit animal is the hare, because, as our board member David Bell likes to say—and this is the G-rated version—the tortoise only beats the hare in fairytales.  When we look very carefully at content that performs, it’s actually pretty granular. We have to look at what are the elements and do controlled experiments and literally change very small coefficients within the story to really understand: is it the headline, is it the subject, is it time of day? All of those factors go into how we program. Folio: How is that translating for People.com? Folio: How would you describe your editorial/content mission at People.com?center_img Folio: How has staff been motivated to change to a data-driven content culture? Lee: For me, it’s fundamentally about new storytelling for new audiences and driving new revenue streams. It’s important for us to figure out how to create great content for brands. We’re great storytellers, and brands should want to align with us because we can do that better than any of our competition. From a new audiences perspective, we need to be ubiquitous. Whether it’s with mobile, whether its Snapchat Discover, and the seven other apps and destinations that we’ve never heard of but are being created somewhere right now, we’ll be there. Everyone understands the urgency of what we’re doing, and that we have to be nimble, we have to be agile, and we have to be fast, fast, fast. That’s why our weekly digital win award for is now called the Most Valuable Bunny. What’s been especially helpful here at Time Inc. is that every executive has supported the culture change, and has encouraged us to push the teams to go beyond what they’ve been doing before. Again, we’re a competitive lot, and we understand how crucial it is for us to win. The Internet is full of click bait. What differentiates us is that we are the originator of these stories. We tell the best stories in the most creative way and we have the best journalists on the planet. Folio: What’s your approach to using data? That’s what drives our decisionmaking the next day or next week. When there’s a breaking story, and we’re watching our real-time data, we do adjust on the fly, so it’s obviously looking at things like headlines and the photos we use and all of that gets adjusted on the fly.  Lee: A lot of news organizations and publications can be very binary about how they program based on data. They’ll say like this did really well so let’s do more of it tomorrow. But I don’t think that’s really the case. There are a lot of extrinsic factors that can determine why a story does well. So it’s not so much we’ll do more of it just because it performed well. It’s far more nuanced than that. When we look at things that have been successful or performed well, we want to understand exactly why.   Will Lee has put his stamp on People.com. Since the TMZ and Hollywood Reporter veteran became digital editorial director for People.com and EW.com in October 2014, traffic has exploded. The People Digital Group hit a record 51 million unique visitors in January, and the People/Entertainment Weekly Network was the leader in the entertainment news category for the 10th consecutive month. We don’t just do things to drive audience. People is fundamentally and foremost a storytelling platform. The more we learn about the stories we’re telling the more we’re able to make them better and sharper and to really give the audience more of what they want. That’s the ultimate purpose and outcome we’re trying to see by using data to drive content. We have to be early adopters and execute well on different platforms. From a new storytelling standpoint it’s important for us to figure out what the atomic unit of content is for audiences today. It’s probably not simply an article with a headline and 300 words of text. It could be video, it could be a Snap. There are many, many ways to tell stories and relay news. Whether its Amazon Echo, or the front of your refrigerator or the bathroom mirror those are all places you’re going to consume content, we have to figure out how to tell our stories on all of those surfaces. I’d like to say I’m able to look into the future, but unfortunately the future is upon us.last_img read more

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Super Deluxe movie leaked online Sethupathis film hit by piracy as the

first_imgVijay Sethupathi in Super Deluxe.PR HandoutVijay Sethupathi’s latest movie Super Deluxe has been hit by piracy. The full movie with different qualities has surfaced on torrent sites on the day the film hit the screens.Super Deluxe is a thriller which is directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja. Apart from Vijay Sethupathi, the cast comprises of Samantha, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin, Bagavathi Perumal among many others.The movie marks the return of Thiagarajan Kumararaja to direction after Aaranya Kaandam, released eight years ago. His Super Deluxe, like his first movie, has a strong screenplay backed by fantastic performances from the cast.With highly positive reviews coming its way, trade trackers were hoping that Super Deluxe would strike gold at the box office, but it has to be seen how much does the piracy impact on its collection.Rajinikanth’s Petta and 2.0, Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam and all the biggies had hit the internet hours after the first show in foreign countries.Every film made in Kollywood these days is being made available on torrent sites within a matter of days. Big movies hit the web faster than small-budget films as the craze around such flicks is high. Although the film industry and the central government’s Department of Telecommunications have severe measures in place to curb such malpractices, movies are making their way to the Internet some way or the other. Last year, Tamil Rockers and a few others associated with the notorious piracy website were arrested in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. But it has not put an end to its activities as new movies continue to appear in the torrent site.last_img read more

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Allu Arjun pushes down Jr NTR in list of most popular Telugu

first_imgMany of Allu Arjun’s fans are thrilled over his achievement and in reply to his post, they congratulated Bunny and wished him good luck. Here are some of their comments.ARIF‏ @ARIF_AA_ RankStarFollowers AA – Admirer ™‏ @DpChiru Both Insta and Twitter At a Time Like a Boss 11Naga Chaitanya1.74 Mr.shashi Kapoor‏ @ShashiK99 14Allu Sirish1.29 Anjali‏ @tamzshrutzindia Congratulations Bunny annaya Lv u Forever ♥️♥️ 1Mahesh Babu7.57 9Akhil Akkineni2.41 6Allu Arjun3.08 Allu Arjun and Junior NTRTwitterStylish star Allu Arjun has beaten young tiger Junior NTR to land in the sixth rank in the list of the most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. He is expected to push down natural star Nani in this list soon.Allu Arjun is one of the most active Telugu actors in social media channel and he is present on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In fact, he is the most popular Telugu actor on Facebook with 12,856,262 fans. He has over 3 million followers on Instagram and he is one of the top five popular T-Town stars.Allu Arjun crossed the prestigious mark of 3 million followers on Twitter a day after he celebrated his birthday. The coincidence is that the stylish star also achieved this feat on Instagram on the same day. The thrilled actor took his Twitter and Instagram pages to thank his fans. He wrote, “3M . Thank you for making me touch 3 Million. It’s not MY achievement… it’s your LOVE . Gratitude forever ❤️.”So far, Allu Arjun has registered 3.08 million followers on Twitter and beaten Junior NTR, who boasts of 2.98 followers on the same social media channel. He has landed in the sixth rank in the list of most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. His nearest competitors are Pawan Kalyan and Nani, who have 3.52 and 3.24 followers, respectively.Here is the list of 16 most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. There are some other Tollywood stars like Adivi Sesh, Kalyan Ram, Navdeep, Rahul Ravindran, Sudheer Babu, Sundeep Kishan, Varun Sandesh, who are very active on this micro-blogging site. But this list includes the names of the actors, whose followers’ count is more than 1 million. The followers’ numbers are in million.RankRankStarStarFollowersFollowersRank1StarMahesh BabuFollowers7.57Rank2StarNagarjuna AkkineniFollowers5.71Rank3StarRana DaggubatiFollowers5.65Rank4StarPawan KalyanFollowers3.52Rank5StarNaniFollowers3.24Rank6StarAllu ArjunFollowers3.08Rank7StarJunior NTRFollowers2.98Rank8StarNithiinFollowers2.55Rank9StarAkhil AkkineniFollowers2.41Rank10StarRam POthineniFollowers1.92Rank11StarNaga ChaitanyaFollowers1.74Rank12StarManoj ManchuFollowers1.39Rank13StarAllari NareshFollowers1.30Rank14StarAllu SirishFollowers1.29Rank15StarNikhil SiddharthaFollowers1.16Rank16StarSumanthFollowers1.16 Love u a lot.. And Congratulations for 3M… Wish u a very Good Luck for ur Future…❤️ You deserve better…. And 1 lakh Time better than this,…. 2Nagarjuna Akkineni5.71 15Nikhil Siddhartha1.16 16Sumanth1.16center_img 13Allari Naresh1.30 Yogesh Yogi‏ @YogeshYogiAA 8Nithiin2.55 Congratulations Bunny boy ❤️ many more to come 5Nani3.24 4Pawan Kalyan3.52 Siddharth‏ @Siddhar84694504 Haha u always says this word its not my achievement . Its your achievement so the people love u.keep doing stylish b of luck Dolly‏ @Dolly17268680 ShAk ツ || CSK‏ @ShakthiAA_786 7Junior NTR2.98 3Rana Daggubati5.65 Congratulations darling 10Ram POthineni1.92 12Manoj Manchu1.39 Both insta and Twitter at a time 3m. At a coincidencelast_img read more

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HC orders RO to accept Rangpur BNP candidates nomination paper

first_imgThe High Court on Monday directed the returning officer of Rangpur district to accept nomination paper of BNP-nominated candidate Jamaat-e-Islami leader Golam Rabbani for Rangpur-5 constituency, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Rajik Al Jalil came up with the order following a writ petition filed by the candidate on Sunday.Rabbani’s lawyer Shishir Monir said that when Golam Rabbani went to the returning officer to submit his nomination paper on 28 November, the returning officer wasted time without any reason and finally did not accept his nomination paper. However, now the court directed the EC to accept nomination paper as soon as possible.Golam Rabbani also submitted a written application to the chief election commissioner on Saturday.last_img read more

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RAMBLING ROSE

first_imgHello everyone, the weather is good, so let’s enjoy it while we can because I do believe the real winter is on its way. In any case, we are truly blessed compared to other parts of the country that have had terrible weather and situations such as fires, hurricanes, flooding, etc. So we are thankful and praying for those cities that are going thru hell.Hassan Rasheed, president of New Africa Community Builders and a renowned entertainment promoter, will host the “Royal Theatre Reunion” on Nov. 11, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road featuring the Manhattans, the Dynamic Superior, Ray, Goodman and Brown, Crosswinds and many more. For more information, call 443-621-7449.You know, I am so excited about this upcoming weekend, especially this Saturday. GIRLFRIEND! My kind of entertainment is coming to Baltimore thanks to Hassan Rasheed, the renowned promoter who is hosting this event called, “The Royal Theatre Reunion.” This will be one of the ‘baddest’ shows ever. He’s bringing back some of the acts that will remind us of our historical Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore and the Royal Theatre shows back in the day.  I am telling you the Patapsco Arena located at 3301 Annapolis Road will not be the same after this show. The show will feature live on stage, now check this out: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Ray, Goodman and Brown, the Dynamic Superior, Kenneth Robinson, Crosswinds, Ms. Maybelle, First Impression, Janay and Style. Also, Larry Young, Wanda Coe-Stewart, DJ Sugar Chris, and former radio personality, Johnny Brown will be honored at this event. This all happens on Nov. 11, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. You have to bring your own food (BYOF), but it is cash bar, so my friends do not bring your bottle, they will search you. For ticket information, call 410-905-4695.The Dynamic Superior, international recording artists, with (center) George Span, the original member & founder of the group with his good friend, Wilber Fletcher, the owner of the group, will be performing at the annual Royal Theatre Reunion Show at the Patapsco Arena on Nov.11.The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality St. Pius V and St. Peter Claver Church, will host their 4th annual evening of jazz featuring Dr. Phil Butts Band. It will be Nov. 12 4 p.m – 7p.m. at the Father Henry Harper Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue. It is cabaret style, B.Y.O.B and B.Y.O.F. with free set-ups. For more information, call 410-294-7275.Freddi Vaughn and the Baltimore Kappa Silhouettes present the annual scholarship on Nov.18, 11:30 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Forum Caterers featuring Baltimore’s own the Spindles. Your tickets include brunch, dancing, silent auction, vendors, door prizes and 50-50 chances. For ticket information, call 443-542-8275. I will see you there.The Dunbar Committee hosts the Chick Webb Memorial Community Center 70th Anniversary, Nov. 17 thru Nov. 19. Nov. 17, is open house at Chick Webb Recreation Center, 623 N. Eden Street, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 18, is a cabaret style, BYOB & BYOF with live entertainment at the Chick Webb Recreation Center. Nov. 19, is the worship service 11 a.m. at Waters African Episcopal Church, 417 Asquith Street. For more information, call 410-276-6971.HONEY CHILD! The Caton Castle Lounge, located at 20 South Caton Avenue is doing it again with a dynamite jazz concert on Nov. 18, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., presented by Ruth Binsky and Steve Patton. It will be an evening of jazz with the Juli Wood Quintet featuring Juli Wood on sax, Tom Williams on trumpet, Tim Murphy on piano, Geoff Harper on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. For ticket information, emailruthbinsky@gmail.com. Or call 410-922-0752 and tell Ruth I told you.The Gospel Program Organizer & Promoter, Lonnie Parker Anniversary featuring a gospel program that will blow your mind and having you shouting up and down the aisles. The program will feature live on stage; The Southern Gospel Singers, Wings of Praise, Nate and New Generation, James Price Sr. and The New Mighty Wonders, Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers, The Edwards Sisters and gospel comedian, Rob Richardson on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore. Food is on sale. For tickets call 410-358-9661 or 443-610-7583.Robert and Elena Houston celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They were married on November 16. Robert retired from the US Postal Service and Elena from the Department of Social Services. They are both members of the Eastern United Methodist Church in Baltimore.One more thing I want to tell you about before I run out of space. I want you to get on the bus and join Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Nov. 11 as they travel to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to tour the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and a lot more fun. For more information, call Dorothy Randall at 410-298-0701.Okay, I know I am out of space now. So remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Until The Next Time, I’m Musically Yours.last_img read more

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Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify Claiming Massive Copyright Infringement

first_imgEight Mile Style, a publishing company that holds administration rights to Eminem’s early catalog, filed a major copyright infringement lawsuit against Spotify late Thursday, claiming that the streaming giant has no license to host about 250 of Eminem’s songs, while also taking aim at the Music Modernization Act, the federal law enacted last year to improve royalty payments for songwriters. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.The suit, filed in Nashville Wednesday, accuses Spotify, the $26 billion Stockholm-based streaming behemoth, of not living up to its obligations under the MMA, while also targeting the act itself.It claims that Spotify has streamed Eminem’s work billions of times without a license. “Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams,” it reads. It also says that Spotify has placed “Lose Yourself” into a category called “Copyright Control,” a category for songs for which the owner is not known, calling it “absurd” that Spotify would be unable to locate the copyright owner of “one of the most well-known songs in history.” Spotify Triples Free-Trial Period on Premium Service ×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 Music Moguls of the Year: The Weeknd Manager Sal Slaiby Swears He’ll Be ‘The Greatest Immigrant’ Trump Ever Saw Popular on Variety center_img Contacted by Variety, a rep for Spotify had no comment.Eminem himself is not party to the lawsuit; Eight Mile Style’s administration role in his early catalog gives it the capacity to file such lawsuits without his involvement.“Spotify did not have any license to reproduce or distribute the Eight Mile Compositions, either direct, affiliate, or compulsory, but acted deceptively by pretending to have compulsory and/or other licenses,” the lawsuit reads. “In addition, Spotify instructed the Harry Fox Agency to send purported “royalty statements” out, when Spotify and HFA knew the compositions were not licensed via the compulsory license, or otherwise, to further lead Eight Mile and others into believing the songs were licensed and Eight Mile was being paid properly. In fact, neither was true.”The MMA in part offered a form of amnesty for previous copyright infringement, and Eight Mile is contesting that element’s constitutionality, and says Spotify “knew what they were doing” in the “unconstitutional taking of Eight Mile’s and others vested property right was not for public use but instead for the private gain of private companies.”“In addition,” the suit continues, “as pleaded further below, even after the enactment of the Music Modernization Act of 2018, Spotify did not comply with its requirements, and does not therefore enjoy the limitations of liability under the MMA. Even if it had, as also discussed below, the MMA’s retroactive elimination of the right of a plaintiff to receive profits attributable to infringement, statutory damages, and attorneys’ fees, is an unconstitutional denial of due process (both procedural and substantive), and an unconstitutional taking of vested property rights.”“While we are confident that the Music Modernization Act is Constitutional, the law does place important obligations on digital services and they should be expected to live up to their responsibilities,’ said National Music Publishers Associated CEO David Israelite. Representing Eight Mile in the case is attorney Richard Busch, who represented Marvin Gaye’s heirs in the pivotal 2015 “Blurred Lines” case, which saw the family winning a $5.3 million decision against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on the grounds that their song infringed on the copyright of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” He also previously lodged a dispute against Universal Music Group questioning whether digital downloads should be categorized as “licenses” or “sales.”While the Music Modernization Act, signed into law by President Trump last October, was viewed as a huge victory by songwriters and the publishing community, Eminem’s lawsuit takes aim at what it describes as weaknesses in the act.“First, by its terms, the MMA liability limitation section only applies to compositions for which the copyright owner was not known, and to previously unmatched works (compositions not previously matched with sound recordings), and not to ‘matched’ works for which the DMP [Digital Music Provider] knew who the copyright owner was and just committed copyright infringement,” Eight Mile’s complaint reads in part, asserting that Spotify “did not engage in the required commercially reasonable efforts to match sound recordings with the Eight Mile Compositions as required by the MMA.” Relatedlast_img read more

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Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods

first_imgPhotograph of the ammonite Asteroceras obtusum taken by Dlloyd. The specimen is from the Jurassic Lower Lias Formation, Obtusum Zone. Image: Wikipedia. Explore further Giant Skull of 12m Pliosaur ‘Sea Monster’ Unearthed in England Citation: Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods (2010, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-ammonites-eaten-fellow-cephalopods.html (PhysOrg.com) — Fossilized ammonites found with bite marks in similar places on their shells suggest they were eaten by other cephalopods such as beaked squid, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Fatally bitten ammonites from the lower Lias Group (Lower Jurassic) of Lyme Regis, Dorset, by Chris Andrew et al. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society , 58, 81-94. doi:10.1144/​pygs.58.1.276 © 2010 PhysOrg.com The ammonites were invertebrate marine creatures living in shallow waters less than 100 meters deep. They became extinct around the end of the Cretaceous period, and are thought to be the ancestors of the modern-day cephalopods, which include squid, cuttlefish, nautilus and octopus species. They are the best preserved and most widely found fossil around the world, and are recognizable by their spiral shells. They were predators themselves, feeding on a variety of fish, mollusks, and even other cephalopods, but little is known about ammonites as prey.Around a fifth of the ammonite fossils found on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset in the UK have what appear to be bite marks in an area near the back of the shell where muscles would have held the shell in place. A bite at this point would have severed the muscles and allowed the body to be drawn out of the shell.Any predator producing the bite marks would need to have been precise, and must have been capable of grabbing hold of the ammonite and manipulating it into the right position for the kill. One of the authors of the paper, Paddy Howe, a geologist with the Lyme Regis Museum, said modern cephalopods are perfectly capable of the kind of adept behavior required, and a beaked squid could certainly be the culprit, since the bite marks are consistent with a beak.Another possibility is a gas bubble between the body and the shell, but as Richard Edmonds of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site points out, this is a much less likely explanation. Depressions made in this way would be expected to contain crushed shell, but Mr Edmonds said he had never seen a fossil like that. Shell fragments would also be expected if the marks were made after the animal had died, and the marks would not all be in the same place on the shell.The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site covers over 150 kilometers of coastline in the UK counties of Dorset and East Devon, and is an area well-known for ammonite fossils and many other fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods.last_img read more

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How Dreamt It Got Approved for Apples App Store in 2 Hours

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 12, 2012 If you’re thinking about building an app and want to know what it takes to get an app approved by Apple, check out what Jason Becker has to say on the topic. He and his team created Dreamt It — an ingenious little app that taps into the iPhone’s Siri voice recognition software to help its users keep track of and share their dreams. After a 60-day build, Dreamt It was approved for the Apple app store in about two hours.Apple’s app submission process is often viewed as mysterious or extremely difficult. Use these tips to successfully navigate it and get your app approved:Understand Apple’s standards before building your app. Apple takes care to establish clear guidelines for developing applications for its app store. Dreamt It’s developers understood the constraints and expectations that Apple has for new applications, which helped the start-up quickly refine its app’s functional goals.Build your app with open-source tools. Dreamt It uses ShareKit, an open-source tool that developers can integrate into their apps to enable users to share content through social networks, email and SMS. Dreamt It didn’t need to invent its own sharing capabilities to be successful, and you don’t, either.Related: There’s an App Maker for ThatSubmit once you’re a user, not a tester. A winning recipe for application approval is to submit an app that’s bug-free, looks great and provides clear, differentiated value for users. If you find yourself happily using (not testing) your app every day, you’re probably ready for submission.Don’t forget the details. Apple has a lot of secondary requirements for apps, including logo size, links to support pages and age-appropriate settings. Overlooking these details is a surefire way to have your app rejected.Expect a subjective feedback. A real, live person leads the app review process, so you should expect a review from Apple. While review times vary, your Apple reviewer will be assigned between seven and 10 days following your submission. How long a review takes and whether you’ll pass on the first try is anyone’s guess. Be sure your expectations for launch include time to fix issues and re-submit to Apple if necessary.Related: Three Ways to Make Your App Stand Out (Video)last_img read more

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TMobile May Soon Offer Plans Just for Data and Text Messaging

first_img 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. 1 min read Is it still a phone plan if you don’t make any actual phone calls?T-Mobile’s answer may be yes, if reports of the company coming out with a plan for just data and unlimited texting prove to be true. No minutes for voice calls would be included.Related: Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?Based on a leaked image obtained by TmoNews, the option would roll out sometime today and feature six new “Simple choice” plans aimed at folks who solely use the Internet and texting on their devices.Related: Think Before You PlanRates would start at $20 for 2GB, $35 for 6GB and go all the way up to 22GB for $95. However, the plan does have some limitations since it can only be used for GSM devices or Blackberry-related tech that can use a smartphone rate plan.  Enroll Now for Free March 30, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Go West The south west corner of the continent aff

first_imgGo WestThe south west corner of the continent affords a magnificent coastline and is home to world-class vineyards and gourmet produce. With A&K’s ‘Gourmet South West’ journey you can visit Margaret River, the nation’s largest wine producing region. Allow yourself to be chauffeured from vineyard to vineyard, whilst you meet vignerons, enjoy a private barrel tasting and sample the local drop. Continue your journey on the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk where you can take in the views from some of tallest timbers on earth, the tingle trees. This intimate journey will be an unforgettable experience.A&K’s seven-day private journey ‘The Gourmet South West’ from $3225 per person. The Apple IsleHistoric villages, seaside towns, fine food and exquisite boutique accommodation makes Tasmania a rewarding getaway. Though small in size, Tasmania is rich in culinary and cultural invention. A&K’s eight-day private journey ‘Tasmania on a platter’ showcases the highlights. With private wine tastings, picnic hampers showcasing local produce, artisan chocolate and berry tastings, there promises to be an abound of gourmet experiences. There is also a dinner at Saffire Freycinet’s award-winning Palate and a degustation lunch with matching wines at The Source restaurant at MONA. There is a world of ancient landscapes, abundant wildlife, deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore.A&K eight-day private journey ‘Tasmania on a platter’ is priced from $6050 per person. New ZealandA short hop across the water and you will find yourself surrounded by the landscapes of New Zealand. No matter which part of the country you visit, the glaciers, alpine peaks, volcanoes or rich pastoral land, the scenery is breathtaking. If you’re an adventure seeker – there are plenty of activities to engage with including bush walking, kayaking, sailing and fishing. A&K’s six-night private journey from Christchurch to the Marlborough Sounds grants you access to exceptional vineyards and hiking trails off the coastal Queen Charlotte Track. Luxury boutique accommodation is included at The George, Christchurch, Bay of Many Coves Resort and Edenhouse, Nelson.A&K’s six-night private journey ‘Christchurch to the Marlborough Sounds’ starts from $4285 per person. Go back to the e-newsletter Papua New GuineaExperience Papua New Guinea in style on board the True North adventure cruise ship, which departs from Cairns and Darwin. Sailing through the rivers, you will see the jungles, marine parks and volcanoes. A&K’s 11-night cruise from the Bismarck Sea allows you to discover the rarely-visited Lousiade Archipelago. Snorkel over submerged tanks and aircrafts lost during World War II, explore the rainforests and waterfalls of the highlands and share the Karawari River waterways with local boatmen. For a truly unique cultural experience, book a private journey with A&K.A&K’s 11-night Papua New Guinea cruise departs 30 November 2017; 27 November 2018.Prices from $20,995 per person twin share. Australians are considered to be inveterate travellers, the geographical remoteness and sheer size of the country certainly contributes to this nature. Melbournians will venture on a nine-hour road trip, whereas Sydney-siders will willingly board a long haul flight to Europe. Put simply, Australians are well versed at enduring long-haul trips in order to uncover cultural gems.For those who would like to limit the travel-time and allow more time for uncovering unique experiences, consider a private journey with Abercrombie & Kent, which offers plenty of journeys that take under five hours to reach, making a luxury escape all the more accessible. Gourmet QueenslandQueensland’s Scenic Rim is a little-known haven with wineries and scenery located south of Brisbane. Enjoy digs and award-winning cuisine with A&K’s ‘Queensland Gourmet Getaway’. Staying at Spicers Peak Lodge and Spicers Clovelly Estate, food is the focus. Spicers Peak Lodge delivers a degustation dinner plus a three-course lunch in the Granite Belt wine region with matching wines. Meanwhile Spicers Clovelly Estate has a French-inspired degustation menu at the Long Apron Restaurant, as well as a Thai cooking class and a three-course dinner of local produce. There are visits to boutique wineries, a spa treatment, plus a host of outdoor activities.A&K’s five-day private journey ‘Queensland Gourmet Getaway’ from $2380.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Dutch cable operator Ziggo confirmed that it is ba

first_imgDutch cable operator Ziggo confirmed that it is back in talks with Liberty Global, after rejecting a preliminary takeover offer from the firm back in October.Responding to “recent market statement,” Ziggo said that further to its October statement it is “currently in discussions with Liberty Global regarding a potential offer for the company by Liberty Global.”“Further announcements will be made if and when relevant. There is no certainty that any agreement can be reached or that any offer will ultimately be made,” said the firm.In October, Ziggo said it had received a “preliminary proposal regarding a potential offer” from Liberty, but said that this offer was “considered inadequate.”Liberty already holds a 28.5% stake in Ziggo and, according to reports this week, a potential takeover could value the firm at more than €6 billion.News of the discussions sent Ziggo’s share price up by more than 7% during trading today.The approach marks the latest takeover attempt by Liberty Global, which agreed to buy the UK’s Virgin Media earlier this year for €17.2 billion.last_img read more

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11 MustRead Newsletters for Entrepreneurs

first_img Axios FutureWhat it is: A daily newsletter from Axios on developments in today’s most buzzworthy topics, from automation to blockchain to the gig economyWhy we love it: “All of Axios’s newsletters are designed for on-the-go trendsetters with limited attention spans. Everything you need to know about the latest news is encapsulated within the email (although there are links to more info if you’ve got the time). Axios Future goes out in the evenings, so it’s a nice way to recap the day.” — Liz Webber, insights editorMorning BrewWhat it is: A roundup of the day’s business and finance news, told with a strong mix of humor and market savvy.Why we love it: “I’ll be honest — I’m a business writer and editor, but I’m often so busy that I miss some of the day’s major stories. Then this email rolls into my inbox sometime past 6 a.m. every morning, and I feel instantly caught up. I’m consistently impressed with how they crunch complex stories down into quick-hit takeaways, with a strong sense of how the information is most useful (along with some strong puns and gifs).” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefCB InsightsWhat it is: A free newsletter that covers VC funding, M&A, new patents and other bellwethers of tech industry shifts — and makes them relatable through mentions of vampires, March Madness and other cultural touchstones (about four days/week).Why we love it: “You read a lot about AI, blockchain, VR and emerging tech from the perspective of an analyst spewing anecdotes. CB Insights, on the other hand, has the data to back up its claims, which it presents in an entertaining style. No seriously, you don’t glaze over: It’s anything but dry. The company’s newsletter offers a mix of report summaries, stats and infographics and curated articles, and it’s available for free to a consumer audience about four times per week (and more frequently to enterprise customers who subscribe to full access to CBI’s research). CB Insights co-founder and CEO Anand Sanwal signs all of his letters, ‘I love you,’ and he’s not afraid to share his sense of humor. Case in point: The Oct. 9 newsletter began, ‘Today in Weird Isht That Teens Do,’ then went on to describe a new Instagram phenomenon.” — Lydia Belanger, associate editorRelated: 10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must ReadCultureBanxWhat it is: Business, finance and tech news and its impact on people of color. Why we love it: “Offers great insights and a point of view you don’t always get from other news sources. For instance, in a story about the battle between Apple, Netflix and Amazon for streaming dominance, you’ll learn that African Americans are having an increasing influence on these platforms’ content because, as the writer explains, ‘Black people stream videos more frequently on all devices than the total U.S. population, according to Nielsen.'” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorMy Sweet Dumb BrainWhat it is: Every week journalist Katie Hawkins-Gaar explores big topics around mental health, including grief, anxiety and depression, impostor syndrome and professional jealousy, and most of all, how to remember to be kind to yourself. Why we love it: “It’s like getting a letter from a friend that has been there and gets it. Hawkins-Gaar’s honest and deeply felt essays and useful tips and resources provide a framework to talk about things that are often so daunting to be open about, even with the people that you trust — especially if you feel like you have to have it all together, as so many entrepreneurs do.” — Nina Zipkin, staff writerRelated: 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates RecommendsAutoweek Daily DriveWhat it is: Autoweek’s daily newsletter breaks down the top auto-related stories of the day, from new vehicle launches and reviews to technology and industry news.Why we love it: “Who wouldn’t love pics of the coolest new cars on the planet delivered to their inbox every morning? But it’s more than just shiny Ferraris and Lamborghinis. As cars and tech continue to shape the future of travel and commerce, the auto-obsessed experts at Autoweek condense the day’s biggest news into quick, easy-to-read stories. What’s that wily Elon Musk up to now? Be the first to know.” — Patrick Carone, special projects directorWall Street Journal What’s NewsWhat it is: The Wall Street Journal’s daily newsletter brings together political, business and cultural news in a digestible format.Why we love it: “The Wall Street Journal is a journalistic institution for a reason: it breaks a lot of news. If you want to learn about the latest in tech, business and politics, you may as well go straight to the source. The newsletter also collects interesting stories from other publications as well, and also features a story that happened that day in years past. While the newsletter is free, the Wall Street Journal’s website has a paywall.” — Stephen Bronner, news directorScienceWhat it is: Science magazine’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news and trends in tech, space exploration, medical advances, climate research and more.Why we love it: “Did you know that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a subterranean ocean that might have extraterrestrial life swimming around in it, but that landing a NASA explorer there is problematic because the surface is covered in giant blades of spaceship-destroying ice? I didn’t until I started reading this newsletter. While I have no plans of getting into the space exploration biz, this kind of stuff gets me so inspired. Whether I’m learning about stars being ripped in half by black holes or new lifeforms being discovered at the depths of our oceans, this newsletter’s bite-size news briefs and amazing photos make me want to think bigger. And also? I’m counting on the editors to give me a heads up if a planet-killing asteroid heading our way and with that, permission to order extra bacon on my breakfast sandwich.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorRelated: How Frequently Should You Be Sending Out Your Email Newsletter?Hot PodWhat it is: A deep dive into the business of podcasting, from news to reported stories about trends and major changes.Why we love it: “I’m obsessed with podcasts — as a listener, a creator of two of them, and as a guy making his living in media. Podcasting is still emerging in every way: economically, creatively, technologically. And Nick Quah’s Hot Pod newsletter is the most insightful and informative look into the industry I’ve seen. This past week, for example, he led off with a deep dive into the weird manipulations that seem to be taking place on the iTunes charts. He had news of Spotify opening up its platform to more podcast creators, which instantly sent me into strategizing mode (only one of my shows is currently on there). And lots more. For anyone curious about how this industry works, how to make money in it, and where it’s going next, Hot Pod is the must-read.” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefMorning Media NewsfeedWhat it is: AdWeek’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news in media (print, digital, broadcast, telecommunications and business). Why we love it: “As a journalist, it’s vital for me to stay up to date on key trends in my industry — who’s hiring, who’s firing and which headlines have generated unprecedented amounts of buzz. But it’s equally relevant for any well-versed entrepreneur or high-ranking businessperson. The newsletter rounds up coverage from a host of outlets, covering everything from Elon Musk’s likely replacement as Tesla’s chairman to Snap Inc.’s launch of 12 original shows. (And that infamous Trump Administration op-ed? A morning heads-up on that was included, too.) For me, this weekday email does what I believe any successful newsletter should: ensure you’re never caught off-guard at the water cooler — or, more accurately, the coffeemaker — when someone brings up a pivotal piece of news.” — Hayden Field, associate editorEntrepreneurWhat it is: A daily feed of the top content on Entrereneur.com, as well as special deals on events and exclusive programs.Why we love it: “OK, fine, maybe I’m biased here, but this newsletter does an amazing job of highlighting the many voices, opinions and philosophies of our network of hundreds of contributors and staffers. There is a lot happening in the entrepreneurial world, and whether you are just getting started or have been at it since the day you were old enough to have a newspaper route, this gives you a fantastic overview of what’s going on out there.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial director Newsletters Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article 11 Must-Read Newsletters for Entrepreneurs Image credit: BrAt_PiKaChU Entrepreneur Staff –shares October 12, 2018 Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff Entrepreneur magazine and digital editors share their picks. 8 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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