Game day! Oklahoma State will go against USA on Friday evening in Mobile, Alabama so put on your treasonous orange attire, and let’s get up for Game 2.We will put everything you need to know about this week’s game into one post like this. From TV times and channels to Vegas lines and our preview pieces, this is your weekly one-stop shop to get initiated with the OSU game of the week.Teams• Oklahoma State: 1-0 (0-0)• South Alabama: 0-1 (0-0)• All-time series: 0-0-0• In Mobile: 0-0-0• Last meeting: 0-0-0Wagering• Line: Oklahoma State -29• First half: Oklahoma State -18• Over/Under: 67Time | Location• 7 p.m. CST• Mobile, Alabama• Ladd-Peebles Stadium (40,600)Television• Channel: ESPN2• Online: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app• Announcers: Adam Amin | Dusty Dvoracek | Molly McGrath ESPN2SuddenlinkCoxDirecTVDish Stillwater36 | 236–209143 Radio• Cowboy Radio Network• TuneIn• Sirius (83)• XM (83)Preview Pieces• OSU’s title hopes could be tied to newcomers• Ramon Richards on what makes OSU different this year• It might be time to recalibrate what OSU can be• Film study: S. Alabama• Is this Troy 2.0?• On OSU’s unselfish receivers• Three things to know about S. Alabama• King of the game vs. S. Alabama• Three and out: Pokes must limit mistakes• Glenn Spencer thinks the defensive issues can be correctedPFB Coverage Tonight• We won’t have anyone at the game tonight, but we’ll have coverage rolling all night on the blog.• Our postgame show with Kyle Porter and Carson Cunningham will go out on Facebook, Twitter and on the blog and it is tentatively scheduled for 11 p.m.Time to rock!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Tulsa32 | 23226209143 OKC–28209143
Cristiano Ronaldo Record Ronaldo nomination as Real Madrid dominate UEFA Team of the Year candidates Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 20:13 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Real Madrid v Málaga APOEL v Real Madrid Juventus v Barcelona Barcelona Juventus PSG Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Primera División The Portuguese has made more history in a 50-man shortlist, in which Premier League champions Chelsea remarkably only have one player Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in UEFA’s Team of the Year nominees for a record 14th time as part of an 11-strong contingent from Real Madrid, in a list that also includes fellow usual suspects Lionel Messi and Neymar.Madrid dominated on the domestic and European front last season, clinching a first La Liga title since 2012 and becoming the first team to defend the Champions League.Los Blancos 11/2 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Portugal superstar Ronaldo was typically at the forefront of their success, scoring 25 league goals and a further 12 in Europe’s premier competition.Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos – who earned the highest percentage of votes in last year’s poll – also made the cut.Barcelona great Messi was prolific despite the Catalans having been mainly overshadowed by their fierce Clasico rivals, while Neymar – who departed Camp Nou for a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain in the last window – is also part of the 50-strong list.Juventus, who won a Serie A and Coppa Italia double while also reaching the Champions League final, also have strong representation.Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is joined by Argentina star Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini and Miralem Pjanic, while Leonardo Bonucci – who left Juve for AC Milan – is also included.Chelsea coasted to the Premier League title last term, but Eden Hazard is the Blues’ only representative.UEFA Team of the Year is…L I V E !Supporting @ ICRC ‘s vital work with land mine victims in AfghanistanPick your team https://t.co/FrSI9Vv5zX #TOTY #EqualGame pic.twitter.com/fd3ECqCF94 — UEFA (@UEFA) 22 November 2017 Manchester City’s creative king Kevin De Bruyne is nominated alongside team-mate Sergio Aguero, as are Spurs quarter Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Davinson Sanchez – who spent the first half of 2017 with Europa League finalists Ajax.Manchester United, who beat Ajax in the Europa League final, are represented by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, Antonio Valencia and David de Gea.The Team of the Year is voted for by fans on UEFA’s official website.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide invited Mississippi State into its home and dominated from the opening whistle. Of course, everyone expected Alabama to win tonight, but the defensive effort from the Tide in this game has been spectacular.Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has been harassed at every turn. Alabama currently leads 21-0 at the end of the third quarter.However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the Tide right now.Star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who’s dealing with a knee injury, left tonight’s game against Mississippi State after taking a few nasty shots.Mac Jones is warming up.Nick has seen Tua take enough punishment— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 10, 2018With Jalen Hurts also banged up freshman quarterback Mac Jones is the only remaining quarterback eligible to play for the Tide. As such, he’s in the game as Tagovailoa and Hurts ride the bench with their injuries.Jones has attempted seven passes on the season, connecting on two for 124 yards and a touchdown.Alabama leads 21-0 in the fourth.
India’s batsmen didn’t try to control the game in Hamilton: Madan LalIndia vs New Zealand: India, who collapsed to their lowest ODI total in New Zealand, suffered a crushing defeat against Kane Williamson’s team in the fourth ODI in Hamilton on Thursday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 23:27 IST Dinesh Karthik was out for a duck in the Hamilton ODI (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia suffered a crushing 8-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the fourth ODI on ThursdayMadan Lal said Virat Kohli was missed during the fourth ODIIndia and New Zealand play the final ODI of the 5-match series in Wellington on SundayFormer India criketer Madal Lal was clearly not impressed with the way Indian batsmen applied themselves in the fourth one day international against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday. India were bundled out for 92 in the match, collapsing to their lowest ever ODI total in New Zealand.New Zealand paceman Trent Boult bowled 10 overs at a stretch and ran through India’s batting order in swing-friendly conditions to finish with 5 for 21. Chasing 93 for a win, New Zealand overhauled the target with 8 wickets in hand and 212 deliveries to spare.Madan Lal said Virat Kohli was missed during the fourth ODI.”Maybe there were only a couple of players who got out because of swing. What happened with our players that they did not see the scoreboard. What Virat Kohli does is he keeps the scores in mind and then takes the game forward. He plays patiently and tries to score runs without hitting in the air. That helps him control the game,” Madan Lal told Sports Tak.Madan Lal said it was a missed opportunity for the Indian middle-order batsmen and they failed to control the game.”Not a single batsman tried to control the game. He [Kohli] was definitely missed. When a player of his stature is not there in the team, it becomes very difficult to fill that slot. Our openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have scored runs and have also won us matches. Our middle order should have controlled the game because they had a good opportunity.”Madan Lal also hopeful of MS Dhoni’s return to the playing XI in the final ODI and said India must get back to winning ways.advertisement”MS Dhoni is likely to comeback in the side for the final ODI. He has not played two matches and I think he must have recovered from his injury by now. His experience is needed. We’ll have to see who goes out… Dinesh Karthik or Shubman Gill,” he said.”We expected 5-0 win for India. India must win the 5th ODI and 4-1 will look much better than 3-2.”After the ODI series, India and New Zealand play a three-match Twenty20 International series from February 6.Also Read | Don’t be sad, 7 runs do not mean much: Cheteshwar Pujara’s father told him after Sydney 193Also Read | India’s middle-order batsmen missed a terrific opportunity in Hamilton: Sunil GavakarAlso Read | India don’t want to be dependent on Virat Kohli all the time: Bhuvneshwar KumarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Madan Lal
The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Soldiers with the Canadian Armed Forces are working to try and save homes in eastern Ontario communities that have declared states of emergency due to historic water levels in some areas.Laurentian Valley Mayor Steve Bennett says about 40 military members continue to work in his township, along with provincial officials, as hundreds of residents contend with flooding.Bennett says his township, located along the Ottawa River south of Pembroke, Ont., declared a state of emergency at the end of April but sandbagging efforts continue.He says the experience has been straining for everyone including office staff, road crews and volunteers.Nearby Pembroke also remains in a state of emergency, as does the City of Ottawa.The nation’s capital made the declaration on April 25, which prompted assistance from the province and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced this week that actor Jimmy Smits will be honored with the Ackerman Leadership Award at the Moving Families Forward annual gala which will take place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Avenue on Monday, October 26th in New York City.“We are delighted to honor Jimmy Smits with the Ackerman Leadership Award,” says Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family. “A born and raised New Yorker, Jimmy understands the needs of his community and is an outstanding example of someone of major success giving back to the next generation. His advocacy of the importance of education and his dedication to providing opportunities and college scholarships for underrepresented Latinos through the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, alongside his work with organizations like the Red Cross, New York Cares, and Stand up to Cancer, is a fine example of being of service and making a difference for those most in need.”Jimmy Smits continues to move effortlessly between film, TV and stage. His versatile acting has garnered him critical acclaim and 41 award nominations including wins for both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.Smits now joins Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down, as Francisco Cruz, aka “Papa Fuerte”, a South Bronx political boss who delivers services the City fails to provide. New York City serves as the backdrop for what was the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco in the 70s as told through the lives and music of several South Bronx teenagers.Most recently, Smits portrayed Neron “Nero” Padilla in the final three seasons of the much lauded FX show, Sons of Anarchy, introduced in Season 5 as an O.G. (original gangster) and self-proclaimed “companionator,” and an unconventional mentor of sorts for Jax (Charlie Hunnam).In 2010, Smits starred in the NBC drama Outlaw, portraying Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza, a playboy and risk-taker who has always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Smits also served as an Executive Producer on the show. He also co-starred in Mother and Child, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson and Naomi Watts.Smits has enjoyed an exemplary television career. In 2009, he finished a Guest Starring stint in Season 3 of Showtime’s hit series Dexter, for which he was recognized with his 12th Emmy nomination. In 2008, Smits’ El Sendero Productions company co-executive produced the CBS series, Cane, in which he also starred. He also narrated the PBS documentary series, Latin Music USA. Coinciding with his West Wing Presidency, Smits was also seen in HBO’s multiple award-winning television movie Lackawanna Blues, George C. Wolfe’s colorful tale of boarding house life, love, and blues in 1950’s New York.He received six consecutive Emmy nominations for his role as Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law, winning the Emmy in 1990, and also five Emmy nominations for his role as Bobby Simone on the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning drama NYPD Blue. Additionally, he received an ALMA Award and an Imagen Award for Best Actor in The West Wing, has four Golden Globe nominations — winning as an Actor in a Leading Role, Drama Series, in 1995 for his role in NYPD Blue — and four SAG Award nominations. His highly touted departure from NYPD Blue also won the Humanitas Award.Smits’ filmography includes such early works as Peter Hyams’ Running Scared with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal; John Schlesinger’s The Believers; Old Gringo with Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda; Blake Edwards’ comedy Switch; the critically acclaimed My Family/Mi Familia, directed by Gregory Nava, for which he received an IFP Spirit Award nomination; Carlos Ávila’s Price of Glory; Chuck Russell’s thriller Bless The Child; George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode II– Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III– Revenge of the Sith; Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club and El Traspatio (Backyard), directed by Carlos Carrera.Smits began his acting career in the New York theater and returns often. In December, 2012, he starred in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s hit play Motherf**ker With The Hat at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He most recently starred on Broadway in the critically acclaimed hit God of Carnage (2009). Prior to that he starred on Broadway in 2004 as the romantic new arrival in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, preceded by the New York Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park presentations of Much Ado About Nothing (2004) and Twelfth Night (2002), just to name a few.Smits has involved himself in various charitable organizations over the years and has consistently been a strong advocate for education. In 1997, he co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), along with actors Esai Morales and Sonia Braga and Washington attorney Felix Sanchez, to promote Hispanic talent in the performing arts. The organization offers graduate scholarships and cash grants at prominent colleges and universities in order to expand career opportunities and increase access for Hispanic artists and professionals while fostering the emergence of new Hispanic talent.As previously announced, this year’s other Ackerman Award Honorees are:Alice K. Netter, Ackerman Board Member:· Ackerman Distinguished Service AwardWilliam H. Donaldson, 27th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:· Ackerman Partner AwardJacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning Author:· Moving Families Forward AwardTamsen Fadal, seven-time Emmy-winning Pix 11 News Anchor, will return to host the evening for the second year running. The event benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Moving Families Forward Gala Co-Chairs are Martha Fling and Deborah Werner. They are members of the Board of Directors of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and staunch supporters of its work on behalf of the well-being of children and families of our communities.
Kolkata: Passengers of Kolkata Metro had to face tremendous harassment twice on Thursday morning and afternoon. In the morning, Metro services were disrupted after a technical glitch caused sparks in the third rail. Later in the afternoon, Metro services were suspended due to maintenance work.According to sources, on Thursday morning at around 8:30 am, a Metro rake started moving from Noapara towards Kavi Subhas. Just before entering the Dum Dum station, a spark occurred on the third rail. Immediately after the spark, smoke was seen coming out. Passengers travelling from Noapara got panic stricken, with similar recent incidents still fresh on their minds. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWasting no time, Metro authorities disconnected power supply to the third rail and evacuated the passengers through the driver’s cabin. The engineers were called in urgently. Meanwhile, office-goers came to Dum Dum and other Metro stations to find the services being unavailable. After almost an hour and a half of work, Metro services were resumed. During the disruption, truncated services were on between Kavi Subhas and Girish Park. However, it was not the end of harassment for the passengers as Metro authorities decided to again suspend service between Dum Dum and Girish Park for maintenance work from 1:16 pm. As there was no prior information, commuters faced immense trouble. Normal services were resumed from 2:16 pm.
Rabat – Morocco’s Tourism Observatory has announced that nearly 7.544 million tourists visited Morocco by the end of July 2019. The number represents an increase of 8.2% compared to the same period a year earlier.The new statistics show a significant increase of tourist visits within a short period as the Observatory reported in August that more than five million tourists visited Morocco in the first half of 2019. The new statistics said that the arrival of foreign tourists increased by 8.3%, while those of Moroccan expatriates rose by 8.1 % by the end of July. Morocco’s main tourism markets also saw an increase in arrivals by July. The main market includes Italy with a +13% increase in arrivals, France with +10%.Read Also: Morocco to Host Upcoming General Assembly of World Tourism Organization in 2021The main markets also include Spain with a 9 % increase, and Germany (9%).Morocco also saw an 8 % increase in arrivals from the Netherlands and the UK.The observatory statistics showed that nights spent in classified hotels posted a rise of 6% at the end of July. “The two tourist destinations of Marrakech and Agadir generated 57% of hotel nights in the first seven months of 2019,” according to the national observatory.The statistics added that both Agadir and Marrakech recorded an increase of arrivals, 3% and 8% respectively.”Tangier also recorded a good performance with an 11% increase in arrivals.Read Also:10 Good Reasons to Visit MoroccoThe statistics continue to show tourists’ attraction to Morocco. Morocco’s leadership in tourism helped Morocco gain 76 of votes to host the upcoming 24th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2021.
The Dubai court ruled that the appeal will be considered today (May 2) but today the court postponed the judgement to May 9. A court in Dubai has postponed its judgement on an appeal filed by notorious drug dealer Makandure Madush, against his deportation to Sri Lanka.Madush filed the appeal after several other Sri Lankans arrested with him in Dubai in February were deported to Sri Lanka.
Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain said she had sent a letter to all 192 Member States yesterday outlining the work programme for the Assembly’s 61st session, seeking to capture the vision of world leaders to make substantive progress towards implementing the various internationally agreed development goals. “I was encouraged by the renewed commitment of world leaders to multilateralism as the most appropriate way to address the many global challenges of our time… To help translate this commitment into concrete action, I have proposed to Member States holding an informal thematic debate during the main part of the 61st session.” “The purpose of this meeting will be to review practical measures and strategies which could advance efforts to eradicate extreme poverty… [It] will bring together interested donor and recipient countries along with all other stakeholders of the UN system, as well as civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector,” she told reporters in New York. The debate is expected to be held by the end of December. Sheikha Haya said she also intended to hold two other “multi-stakeholder” informal debates on gender and dialogue among civilizations, and had also emphasized to Member States the importance of all aspects of the UN reform process. She also called on them to continue moving toward a comprehensive convention on international terrorism.
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Ever since the earthquake in Japan last year and subsequent nuclear plant meltdown, power has been at a premium in the region. That, combined with how popular power-hungry portable gadgets such as smartphones and the 3DS is, has led manufacturers to come up with some alternative charging solutions. The latest such solution comes from Sony, and it takes the form of a wind-up USB charger.The charger has the instantly forgettable name of CP-A2LAPKS and allows you to connect up to two devices via USB at the same time. A hand crank can then be used to supply a small trickle of juice to a battery, and it is small. The charger is capable of providing around 1 minute of talk time for every 3 minutes of winding, or 1 minute of web access per 5 minutes of winding.That may seem like a waste of time, but then this isn’t meant as a regular charging solution. The CP-A2LAPKS is for emergencies when no other power supply is available and you really need to make a call.As it is USB you can charge a large range of devices. So if you have one of Sony’s Cycle Energy rechargeable battery units you could spend a few minutes juicing it up every day as a mini-workout at the same time as ensuring you have a lot of energy stored up for those emergency situations.The Sony CP-A2LAPKS will be released on June 20 in Japan with the price expected to be around $100. That’s very expensive if it is just a wind-up charger. However, if it ships with a Sony Cycle Energy battery too (as the promotional images suggest), it looks a bit more reasonable.via Akihabaranews
For the last few decades scientists from the US, Germany, and Russia have been racing to see who could synthesize the most high atomic weight elements. These elements are not naturally occurring and are very unstable, hence the challenge. This may be the geekiest contest in man’s history, but a new competitor has joined the race. Japan has reportedly created element 113 in the lab, and has the data to prove it. Take that other scientists!Researchers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC) have been searching for conclusive evidence of element 113 for nine years. Element 113 currently has the placeholder designation Ununtrium, but the Japanese team could be permitted to choose a new name once its results have been verified.Element 113, as you might have guessed, has exactly 113 protons. The RNC team used the RIKEN linear particle accelerator in Wako, Japan to induce nuclear fusion in order to create element 113. Researchers launched zinc nuclei (30 protons) into a sheet of bismuth (83 protons). The tremendous energy of the impact (the zinc ions were traveling at 10% the speed of light) caused some of the nuclei to merge and form heavier elements. As with all super-heavy elements, the element 113 atoms created were extremely unstable and decayed immediately.By detecting the predicted decay products (in this case, elements 111, 109, 107, 105, 103, and finally 101), the RNC team thinks it can prove the element was successfully synthesized. This six-step alpha decay chain is considered very good evidence. Previous efforts to produce element 113 may have been successful, but researchers only detected 4 or 5 decay products.via Science Codex
Première : le bec d’un rapace est réparé grâce à de la résine dentaire, découvrez les imagesAlaska – Baptisé Cyrano en référence au célèbre héros de Rostand, un pygargue à tête blanche a été découvert le bec gravement endommagé. Des scientifiques ont réussi à réparer les dégâts grâce à de la résine dentaire. Une première mondiale. De la résine, utilisée par n’importe quel dentiste pour réparer une carie. Voilà ce qui a permis à Cyrano de retrouver son bec d’antan. L’animal ne parvenait plus à chasser avec cette blessure, due à une ligne de pêche.À lire aussiEmbarquez sur le dos d’un aigle au-dessus des Alpes avec cette splendide vidéoSans intervention humaine, le bec de l’oiseau aurait été complètement détruit en quelques semaines, entraînant inéluctablement la mort de l’animal par famine. Cyrano a heureusement été soigné au Bird Treatment and learning centre (BTLC) d’Anchorage, en Alaska. Le dentiste Kirk Johnson a réalisé l’opération en une heure. Le bec colmaté, il ne restait plus qu’à accorder la couleur de la résine à celle du bec. Un marqueur traînait sur le bureau : les meilleures solutions sont souvent les plus simples !Découvrir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/pygargue-%e0-t%eate-blanche/un-dentiste-repare-le-bec-d-039-un-rapace-a-l-039-aide-de-resine_art5882.htmlLe 17 février 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
SPOKANE — Spokane Police on Monday arrested a second teen suspect in last week’s beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran who authorities say likely fought back against his attackers.The second suspect was arrested without incident early Monday morning at a friend’s house in Spokane, police said. The first suspect turned himself in last week. Both suspects are 16-years-old and face charges of murder and robbery in the death of Delbert Belton last Wednesday.“The two individuals we believe are responsible for the robbery and murder of Mr. Belton are in custody,” Police Chief Frank Straub said at a news conference on Monday morning.Belton, who was wounded in the battle for Okinawa, was beaten to death in his vehicle as he waited for a friend in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in north Spokane.Straub said it appeared that Belton fought back against his attackers, and that may have contributed to the severity of the beating his received.
Practice kindness- do something for someone—could be a donation to the food bank, or helping someone across an icy parking lot. Kiley says that random acts of kindness do more for the person performing the act than the person who receives the kindness. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “We all have things to be grateful for. Sometimes we take them for granted and we can forget. So just pause, look around, and look for the good, and not focus on the sad.” Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp3VmDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp300:00RPd Finally Kiley suggests using a lifeline and calling a long lost friend or relative. Touching back to a warm span in your personal history can warm up the holidays. Experts say that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with commitments, and being pulled in different directions. Ask for help if you need it. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “Learn to say no, and sometimes, you need to change your mind and decide no, this commitment won’t work for me.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享While holidays can be emotionally difficult for a number of reasons, including the death or separation from a loved one, Hospice has a wonderful checklist that offers help on making healthy choices when you don’t feel like ringing the jingle bells. Shift the flow of the day into the positive by meaningful moments of gratitude, kindness and action. For those who need help finding the light at the end of the tunnel, remember, winter solstice is Thursday, so the days start getting longer on Friday.
Food and wine festivals, national speaker series and magazine-sponsored houses are not new ideas, but they are usually the domain of mass consumer magazines with deep pockets. However, 12,000-circ. regional magazine Inside Columbia, which serves the 90,000-population city of Columbia, Missouri, has managed to tailor those big ideas to its own market and staff limitations, generating more than $400,000 in event revenue (which is 30 percent of the magazine’s overall revenue).That’s especially impressive considering Inside Columbia is not only in a small market but one in which local media pricing is driven down by the local j-school. “This is a university market where much of the available media is university-owned and subsidized,” says publisher Fred Parry. “They don’t have the overhead we do and the ad rates in this market are very low, relatively speaking. We sell ads for $1,000 a page. Springfield, Missouri has a great magazine called 417 and even though we print 1,000 more copies than they do, their ad rates are nearly three times my page rate. It’s a shoe-string operation for the most part.”Making Do With Limited ResourcesOut of a 14-person staff, Inside Columbia has one full-time special events manager, while Parry and the marketing director also devote much of their time to the events. “We will spend six or seven months planning events like the Wine and Food Festival,” says Parry. “It takes a tremendous amount of coordination. Anytime you’re working with chefs and wine makers, they’re all artists, and it probably takes three times the number of normal calls than with anybody else.” In 2008, Inside Columbia sold 2,500 tickets to its first Wine and Food Festival. This year, Parry says attendance should top 4,000. “This year was easier because we had a database of previous attendees,” he adds. “Last year we did a post-festival survey and 98.3 percent of attendees said they’d be back for 2009 even though we hadn’t announced it yet.” While the most expensive dinner at the festival is $125 per person, that has been the best-selling option for the 2009 event, Parry says.The National Speaker Series and Culinary Adventures package are not big money-makers but build affinity with readers, according to Parry. The Inspiration Homes—luxury homes which Inside Columbia offer as live promotional vehicles for advertisers—produce good returns, provided the magazine can sell the homes (it shares risk and revenue with the builder and developer) at the end of the promotion. “We built an $800,000 home and kept it open for nine months,” says Parry. “It took a year and a half to sell and it was no fun writing that interest check.” The sale closed in June. Sponsors sign on once they see a quality event. “For example, at our Best of Columbia party in April, we had 1,700 people show and 60 or 70 exhibit booths,” says Parry. “It was one of the largest crowds ever in the expo hall. The message was, ‘Wow, this magazine knows how to move people and attract a crowd.’”Sponsorships and 12x CommitmentsSponsorships for the Wine and Food festival range from $5,000 is $15,000. For the Culinary Adventures, sponsorships range from $1,500 to $2,500. “It’s hard for me to draw a connection between what the customer is paying and what they get,” says Parry. “It’s perceived value and much of it is based on what the market will tolerate. Something we sell for $15,000, somebody else in another market might sell for $50,000.” The Inspiration Homes sell sponsorships ranging from $500 to $1,500 and can range from the local Anheuser Busch distributor stocking the fridge to a BMW dealership putting a car in the driveway to a local flower shop decorating the interior. Advertisers can also sponsor their own private events at the home. And while the sponsorship itself is relatively inexpensive, participants are required to sign a 12x contract with the magazine.“In a year like 2009, I’m going to have a mediocre June and July in the magazine but the Wine and Food Festival will make up for a couple months of revenue,” says Parry. “These events are critical and I have to remind my editors of that every now and then. They don’t like to be very promotional about our events but the nice thing is the event creates an instant reaction and an opportunity for them to get face-to-face with the readers.”Deferring CostsParry says none of the events have a set budget but the magazine has developed tactics for sharing the burden. For its National Speaker Series, Inside Columbia tries to avoid the speaker’s bureau or talent agency and negotiates directly with the talent. The magazine also looks to partner with local mega-churches that have both capacity and great A/V capabilities.“I think every big idea can be modeled to fit any market size,” says Parry. “Most of stuff we’ve done has been a gamble. You can accomplish a lot in a small market if the readers have an affinity for your publication. If you make sure everything you do is a first class experience, they will support you. We discovered on our Culinary Adventures trip to New York City with some of the best restaurants in America, that these restaurants are happy a magazine is bringing in people. Readers know that by going to events associated with the magazine they, in turn, will get red carpet treatment. Our readers like that treatment and advertisers love access to it.” SIDEBARInside Columbia Event DescriptionsCulinary Adventures• Guided four-day trips with groups of 40-to-60 readers to a destination well-known for restaurants (New York City, New Orleans, Sonoma, Tuscanny).• Price point is $995 per person, which includes airfare, hotel, ground transport, cooking class and one culinary adventure.• Sponsors include travel agencies, wine shops, gourmet shops.• Magazine gets four seats to use for incentives and client application.National Speaker Series• Features a Wall Street Journal or New York Times best selling author.• General session followed by invite-only CEO lunch or breakfast.• Sponsors pay for speaker ($15,000-$20,000), magazine keeps ticket revenue and lunch proceeds.Wine and Food Festival• Eight-day event featuring wine dinners at local restaurants, art events, concerts, VIP dinners.• Magazine works with local wine distributors to have all wine donated.• 270 wineries participated with nine restaurants.• Sponsors included banks, wine industry groups, wine distributors, beef industry council, car dealers.Inspiration Home• Built two homes in last three years.• Sell sponsorships for furnishing and decorating of the home.• House is open daily for nine months.• Customers allowed to sponsor private events. • Magazine shares risk with the builder and developer.• Magazine sells house at end of promotion, splits revenue with builder and developer.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:AAA: Astros outlast Cardinals, 17-16, on Saturday, May 5 at Boutwell FieldIn a game full of offense, the Cardinals’ Ethan LaConte had two strong innings on the mound limiting the Astros to three runs. Jackson Guy also had a strong inning allowing just one run as he was helped with some great defense by Henry Almeda at second base to get out of a jam, allowing the Cardinals to stay close and take the lead going into the bottom of the 6th. Offensively, the Cardinals put the bat on the ball all game long. Leading the hit parade was Ian Heos with four hits while J.R. Haggerty put the Cardinals up by a run with a 3-run inside the park homer to center field in the top of the 6th inning.Despite the score, there was also some excellent pitching by Astros Joe Gronemeyer, John Roofe, and Joe Fennelly (who struck out six in two innings). They kept the ball around the plate and made the Cardinals work for every run. They relied on some outstanding defense behind them, including one of the plays of the game by Kyle McDonald who snared a screaming grounder at second and ran to the base for an unassisted putout to end an inning. Kevin Pruslin made another great play at second (for the second game in a row) and Joe Cavanaugh made a nice running catch at first base. Evan Cummings, Tim Watson, Ronnan Scafiddi, Roofe, and Gronemeyer were among many other defensive standouts. Of course the big story was the bats. Ethan Afthim kept hitting the ball well, driving in the team’s first run and scoring later after a walk. Watson singled all three times up. Jake Cronin, Cummings, and Gronemeyer singled twice each, and Cavanaugh, Scafiddi, Roofe, and Fennelly supplied the other hits. Pruslin and McDonald reached base as well. Everyone then went home to rest their legs!Rookies: Astros tie Braves on Saturday, May 5 at Boutwell FieldThe Braves visited the Astros on Saturday and played to a tie. Ryan Doherty and Anthony Aborn each collected a couple of hits for the Astros while Stephen Zella and Michael Duffy played all-star level defense for the Braves.(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”
A Prothom Alo IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at bordering Dumurtala in Bakshiganj upazila of Jamalpur district early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Shipon Mia, 32, son of Jalal Uddin of Munshirchar village in Sadar upazila of Sherpur. He was wanted in 18 criminal cases, said police.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area in the early hours of Monday, said AKM Mahbubul Alam, officer-in-charge of Bakshiganj police station.At one stage, Shipon and his associates opened fire at police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a ‘gun battle’.Shipon sustained bullet injuries while trying to flee the scene. He was taken to Bakshiganj Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead, the OC said.Police recovered a motorbike, a pipe-gun and 300 yaba tablets from the spot, he claimed.
Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake that WarnerMedia owns in the streaming joint venture, Variety has learned.A knowledgeable source confirmed the talks, which come as Disney heads down the homestretch in gaining regulatory approvals to buy 20th Century Fox. Once that closes, Disney would pick up Fox’s 30% ownership share in Hulu. Meanwhile, AT&T on Tuesday prevailed in a court challenge by the Department of Justice, which was attempting to block its takeover of Time Warner.Reps for Hulu and AT&T declined to comment. Disney didn’t respond to a request for comment.Disney currently holds a 30% stake in Hulu, as does Comcast/NBCUniversal — which is not prepared to exit the JV at this point. “Disney would like to buy us out,” NBCU CEO Steve Burke told Variety last month. “I don’t think anything’s going to happen in the near term.” Word that Disney is negotiating to buy out WarnerMedia’s stake in Hulu isn’t a surprise. AT&T execs have said the company has been considering selling the Hulu stake, which Time Warner acquired in 2016.AT&T CFO John Stephens, at the telco’s analysts day last November, cited its minority investments “in things like Sky Mexico or Hulu” as potential assets it could sell to gain working capital — as well as cash to help pay down the debt it assumed with the Time Warner deal. Also note that WarnerMedia/Time Warner has never held a Hulu board seat.The question is what Disney is willing to pay for the 10% stake. Disney last summer pegged Hulu’s fair value at $9.296 billion after the 21st Century Fox deal closes, including an implied control premium of $1.246 billion. The $930 million implied value of WarnerMedia’s stake is a 16% premium over Time Warner’s original $583 million investment in Hulu in August 2016 plus its subsequent $200 million capital contributions to the streamer.AT&T is looking to sell its Hulu minority stake as WarnerMedia gears up to launch its own subscription-streaming service. The still-unnamed SVOD service, set to debut in the fourth quarter of 2019, will include three service tiers: one focused on movies; one with movies plus original programming; and a third tier comprising content from the first two along with WarnerMedia library content and licensed programming.If Disney ends up controlling 70% of Hulu, that would give the media conglomerate even more incentive to invest in Hulu and expand it to international markets. Under Disney’s control, Hulu will stay focused on adult-oriented, general entertainment fare while the forthcoming Disney+ subscription product will be in the family-friendly wheelhouse, Disney CEO Bob Iger has told Wall Street analysts.For Hulu, having one controlling owner could help it accelerate growth amid heavy competition in the streaming market. Hulu said it ended 2018 with more than 25 million total subscribers, a net gain of 8 million for the year. (Hulu does not break out how many of its subscribers are only on subscription VOD plans versus how many have live TV packages.) Last year, according to Hulu, it grew ad revenue more than 45% in 2018, to nearly $1.5 billion, a company record. Disney sees Hulu as a key piece of its SVOD lineup, even as Hulu’s losses mount given its investment in technology and programming, including for its live-TV streaming service. For 2018, Hulu lost around $1.5 billion, up from $920 million a year earlier, according to Comcast’s most recent 10-K filing (which reports Hulu’s losses as a portion of its equity).According to Disney’s 10-Q for the September quarter of 2018, WarnerMedia has the right through August 2019 to put its shares to Hulu. ×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 Popular on Variety