Snoop Dogg and Ron Conway Declare ImUnloading Against Gun Violence

first_imgIn a partnership between Unload Your 401k and anti-gun violence campaign, No Guns Allowed, entertainment icon Snoop Dogg and tech leader Ron Conway are joining forces to call for divestment from the gun industry.Video: #ImUnloading: Snoop Dogg Unload Your 401kThrough the surprising union, they are using #ImUnloading in a new PSA to turn their pledge into reality, joined by athletes Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks and Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers; actress/singer Margot Bingham; singer/songwriter/producer Aloe Blacc; singer/songwriter Jhene Aiko; and League Of Young Voters’ Executive Director, Dr. Rob Biko Baker.Gun Violence is an epidemic, with 20 children every day admitted to hospitals with gunshot wounds. In an effort to create change, Conway is calling on the C-Suite of tech companies to offer socially-responsible, “no guns allowed” investment options, and Snoop Dogg is enlisting the support of the entertainment industry and his fans to declare #ImUnloading in the name of those touched by the tragedy of gun violence.“I’m unloading for my loved ones that I’ve lost,” Snoop Dogg said. “I’m going all in for gun free investing.”“Every American is at risk of gun violence, but we all can also be part of the solution,” Conway said. “I am reaching out to my entire network to encourage companies of every size to divest their retirement portfolios from the gun industry.”The PSA, from Campaign to Unload and States United to Prevent Gun Violence, is the second installment of support for Unload Your 401k, a program designed to raise awareness of divestment as a unique and powerful strategy to help make a meaningful change in preventing gun violence.“There is a straight line from gun industry investment, to gun industry profits, to funding of the NRA. Half the value of these companies comes from mutual funds and most of the ‘investors’ in these funds have no idea they are inadvertently part of the problem. Now they can be part of the solution,” said Jennifer Fiore, executive director of Campaign to Unload.“Greedy gun corporations are benefitting from the pain in our community,” said Baker. “It’s important that we vote with our money.” offers visitors an easy way to look-up their 401k retirement plan to see if it is supporting the gun industry and its lobbying group, the National Rifle Association. Employees now have the tools available to get their money out of gun investments.“It is long past time for government to act to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in America, but it is also long past time when we can believe that they will,” said Julia Wyman, executive director of States United. “Americans want change and thanks to our partners in this effort, more Americans will be aware of their economic power to take power into their own hands.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Under fire Morneau to sell 21M worth of shares put assets in

first_imgOTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau, under siege from relentless opposition attacks over how he handled his personal fortune when he entered government in 2015, went on the offensive Thursday with a promise to sell off tens of millions of dollars worth of shares in the family business that bears his name.At least $21 million in Morneau Shepell shares held by Morneau and his family will be sold off, while the rest of his assets will be placed into a blind trust, the minister said as he sought to snuff out conflict of interest allegations threatening to undermine the federal Liberal government.All the while, the wealthy former businessman continued to insist he disclosed all his assets to the federal ethics watchdog when he came into office two years ago, and that he that he followed her recommendations very carefully to avoid any conflicts of interest.That, the embattled Morneau has now decided, wasn’t good enough.“I perhaps naively thought that in Canada following the rules and respecting the recommendations of the ethics commissioner … would be what Canadians would expect,” Morneau told a news conference. “In fact, what I have seen over the last week is that I need to do more.”Morneau said he currently owns about a million shares — $21 million worth at current stock prices — in the human resources and pension management firm he and his family helped to build. Public filings show that in March, Morneau’s father, William Morneau Sr., held just over 200,000 shares, worth about $4.2 million.Morneau didn’t, however, mention the dividends those shares generate: 6.5 cents a share, equating to roughly $65,000 a month.When asked why he changed his mind, Morneau admitted the issue has become a major distraction and was taking away from what he characterized as his important work as Liberal finance minister — work he wants to continue doing.“I’m going to go farther, above and beyond anything that might have been recommended because I want to make sure that this isn’t the discussion that we’re having tomorrow or the day after,” he said.“I am trying to make sure that we are successfully improving the lives of Canadians across the country, so if we’re getting distracted because some people are worried about my personal situation, it’s time to move on. And that’s what I’ve decided to do.”Morneau said until his shares are divested they will remain behind a conflict-of-interest screen, which has been overseen by the minister’s chief of staff, to ensure he abstains from any discussions or decisions that could benefit his personal interests.He said he could recall at least two instances where he was removed from meetings because of the screen.Thursday’s decision — aimed at silencing Morneau’s increasingly vocal critics — could also be considered a tacit acknowledgment that the rules themselves are in need of an update, something the ethics commissioner herself has suggested in the past.Commissioner Mary Dawson revealed this week that she told Morneau a blind trust wouldn’t be necessary, since his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were therefore not considered a “controlled asset” under the Conflict of Interest Act.However, Dawson urged the previous Conservative government in 2013 to amend the law to require blind trusts for personal assets owned by public office holders, regardless of whether they were directly or indirectly owned — a change that was never made.Morneau, who stepped down as Morneau Shepell’s executive chairman shortly after the election, said Thursday that when he first entered cabinet, he fully expected he would have to put his assets in a blind trust, as did the company he was leaving behind. However, Dawson told him it wouldn’t be necessary, he said.At that time, public filings showed Morneau owned 2,254,109 shares, most of them through an Alberta numbered company. On Thursday, he said it was only about a million shares, although he didn’t elaborate on what happened to the rest.All week long, the Conservatives and New Democrats have accused the government of being in a conflict of interest created by a finance minister regulating an industry that includes a company in which he owns significant shares.NDP MP Nathan Cullen has called on Dawson to investigate Morneau for spearheading pension reform legislation that could benefit Morneau Shepell and, through shares he still holds, the minister himself.In the days after Morneau personally introduced that bill, the value of Morneau Shepell shares rose 4.8 per cent, Cullen said during question period, Morneau’s first this week since the controversy exploded. The minister shrugged off Cullen, noting Dawson had already signed off on the arrangement.The opposition charges have all but drowned out the government’s efforts to address another, earlier controversy over its widely panned changes to small business taxes.“Of course, there’s been a distraction this week,” Morneau said earlier in the day during a news conference at a farm in the Ontario community of Erinsville, where he was trying to deliver good news: that the government would not proceed with a tax change that has angered farmers.He said Ottawa will reconsider the proposal related to the conversion of income into capital gains after hearing concerns from farmers and fishers. The proposal raised fears about how it could hinder the intergenerational transfer of family business, like farms.It had been one of the three key components of the government’s package of tax proposals.Morneau’s first to the House of Commons on Thursday after spending the week making announcements to scale back some of the so-called tax reforms, which have angered small business owners, doctors, farmers and even Liberal backbench MPs.Earlier this week, the government also ditched another proposed measure that would have had a negative impact on the transfer of family businesses from one generation to the next.Morneau also announced this week that he will scale back a proposal to crack down on passive investment income, which was one of the most contentious elements of his plan.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

first_imgIngredients Chicken Broth 1/3 cup Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Fish Sauce 2 tsp White Sugar 1 tsp Brown Sugar 1 tsp Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp Chicken Thighs (boneless) 1 pound Sliced Shallots 1/4 cup Garlic (minced) 4 cloves Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAThai Chilies (minced) 2 tbsp Fresh Basil Leaves 1 cup Cooked Rice (hot) 2 cup Preparation Whisk chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, white sugar and brown sugar together in a bowl until well blended. Heat large skillet over high heat. Drizzle in oil. Add chicken and stir fry until it loses its raw colour, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in shallots, garlic and sliced chilies. Continue cooking on high heat until some of the juices start to caramelize in the bottom of the pan, about 2 or 3 more minutes. Add about a tablespoon of the sauce mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until sauce begins to caramelize, about 1 minute. Pour in the rest of the sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has deglazed the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook until sauce glazes onto the meat, 1 or 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Cook and stir until basil is wilted, about 20 seconds. Serve with rice. (Courtesy: read more

Ontario strikes deal to sell Hydro One shares to First Nations

TORONTO – First Nations in Ontario will get the chance to buy shares in Hydro One, a public utility the Liberal government has partially privatized.The government says it has reached an agreement in principle with the province’s First Nations to loan them up to $268 million to buy up to 15 million shares at $18 per share.That is above the province’s book value, but below the $24-to-$26 range the stock has been trading in recent months.For the deal to go through, at least 80 per cent of the band councils will have to approve the agreement by the end of next year.If ratified, Ontario would sell the shares to a new investment vehicle owned collectively by First Nations and provide seed capital of up to $45 million over three years.Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says in a statement that this would give economic development opportunities to First Nations across the province.Thirty per cent of the utility’s shares have already been sold, and if 15 million shares are sold to the First Nations, it would represent another 2.5 per cent. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2016 8:45 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario strikes deal to sell Hydro One shares to First Nations read more

Warren lifts Cornell past Lafayette in overtime 6358

EASTON, Pa. — Josh Warren knocked down a 3 in overtime to put Cornell in front for good, sparking the Big Red to a 63-58 win over Lafayette on Wednesday night.Neither team led by more than three points after intermission until the Big Red put the game away in the closing minutes of overtime when Jack Gordon converted a layup off a missed Warren free throw.Alex Petrie, who hit a 3 with :08 left in regulation to pull Lafayette even and force overtime, put the Leopards in front with a jumper to start the extra period.Warren finished with a career-high 17 points and grabbed seven boards for Cornell (4-3). Matt Morgan contributed 12 points and scored on a layup and added two free throws in overtime to extend his streak of consecutive games in double figures to 58.Justin Jaworski had 15 points to lead Lafayette (2-4).The Associated Press read more

The US Women Probably Werent Going To Win The Gold Anyway

Tournament favorites usually don’t win — even big ones like the U.S. women’s soccer team. Too many things can go wrong, as they did in the penalty shootout of the USWNT’s quarterfinal loss against Sweden in the Rio Olympics on Friday. A goalkeeper guesses the right way, a usually reliable shooter sends a penalty kick over the crossbar, and suddenly the team is out of the tournament. It was the USWNT’s earliest-ever exit from an Olympics or World Cup. With the Americans eliminated, the draw has opened up for new favorite Germany, which advanced to the semifinals later Friday, and host Brazil, which plays its quarterfinal against Australia on Friday night. (If Brazil wins, it could overtake Germany as the favorite, depending on the scores of its quarterfinal and Friday night’s other match, between Canada and France.) The outcome didn’t reflect the run of play: The U.S. outshot Sweden 26 to 3 and completed more than twice as many passes. U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo said after the match that the U.S. had played “a bunch of cowards,” a reference to Sweden’s defensive tactics. Swedish coach Pia Sundhage, who used to coach the U.S., responded, “It’s OK to be a coward if you win.”Even if the American women had escaped Friday’s shootout with a win, they’d have had their work cut out for them, with just a 36 percent chance of winning their fourth straight gold medal, according to our Women’s Soccer Power Index projections.U.S. fans spoiled by all the team’s recent success — the 2015 Women’s World Cup title, the 2012 Olympic gold — might have forgotten that past performance is no guarantee of future results. But those wins were hard-earned and never guaranteed. The Americans reached the 2012 gold-medal match after barely avoiding the lottery that is a penalty shootout in their semifinal against Canada, with an Alex Morgan goal at just about the last possible moment. And last summer in Canada, the team went scoreless in the first half of its first three knockout games before getting second-half goals. Just because the U.S. women sometimes made it look easy — like when they romped over Japan in the World Cup final — doesn’t mean it was.In these Olympics, even while the U.S. women were going undefeated in their first three games and winning their group, their chance of winning the gold medal, counterintuitively, was declining, to 31 percent from 38 percent before the tournament. That was partly because the quarterfinal field was so stacked: All of the eight best teams coming into the tournament advanced from the group stage. Also, the U.S. showed some weakness in the group stage, including yielding a 90th-minute goal to Colombia that led to a disappointing 2-2 draw. The team’s rating declined slightly during the group stage from the start of the tournament. Sweden’s did, too, but the Swedes remained a tough opponent, with a 21 percent chance of beating the U.S. before Friday’s match — about the chance the Cleveland Cavaliers had of beating the Golden State Warriors when trailing 3-2 in this year’s NBA Finals. Upsets happen to favorites all the time. On Friday, one happened, finally, to the U.S. women at the Olympics.Additional research by Jay Boice. read more

Ohio State mens hockey seeks revenge against Bowling Green

Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins (31) and senior forward Travis Statchuk (12) celebrate during a game against Robert Morris Oct. 25 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Julia Hider / Lantern photographerComing off the momentum from a two-game sweep of Robert Morris over the weekend, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team is looking forward to a rematch against Bowling Green.The Falcons (2-1-2) and Buckeyes (2-3-0) meet Tuesday after BGSU managed to edge OSU, 4-3, when the two teams met Oct. 15 in Bowling Green for the non-conference matchup. The loss was part of an 0-3-0 start for OSU.Coach Steve Rohlik said despite the recent victories, the Buckeyes have areas in which they could improve.“We’ve got to work on our discipline and we’ve got to stay out of the box and special teams,” Rohlik said in a postgame interview Friday.Senior forward Travis Statchuk agreed, adding the season is still young and the team has a long way to go.“It’s a long year and it’s early … we’ve got some things to work on and want to get better every day,” Statchuk said Friday.This time, OSU has home-ice advantage, and is looking to extend its winning streak to three games and grab a .500 overall record.The Buckeyes led the Oct. 15 game after two periods of the teams’ first bout, but the Falcons managed to put two unanswered goals in the back of the net early in the third period to secure a victory.Junior forward Max McCormick said Oct. 14 Bowling Green and OSU are “hard-nosed” and that the Oct. 15 matchup was going to be a battle. The same holds true for Tuesday.Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins, who started the season on the bench behind sophomore goalie Collin Olson, was brought in to take Olson’s place less than three minutes into the first match against Robert Morris. Tomkins recorded 26 saves against the Colonials to earn his first career win, and then followed it up with a 21-save victory the following night.Rohlik was impressed with the young goalie’s performance against the Colonials.“Well, I did think (Tomkins) did give a good effort all the way through. They got one on a power play (Friday) but that’s why it’s a team effort,” Rohlik said. “This doesn’t fall on (Olson), it wasn’t his night to start and that’s why you have two goalies dressed. (Tomkins) came in and did the job that they’re both capable of doing.”The Buckeyes are slated to take on the Falcons in the second game of the home-and-home series Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center, and the puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. read more

Jeremy Corbyns son mugged by a thief on a moped in his

first_imgBen Corbyn, Laura Alvarez and Thomas Corbyn Credit:Elliott Franks  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He added: “The real sad part is that someone was willing to try and run me over with a moped for a phone he’ll struggle to get 50 quid for!“Just want others to learn, we all walk around like Zombies and wonder why people take advantage.“I’m sure the guy who did it was more desperate than bad and I’m glad it happened to me not someone who would have been badly affected by it.”He described the theft as “pathetic” and said he hoped others would not make the same mistake. Scotland Yard has not commented on the incident involving Mr Corbyn. With Hutson steering and Sheraji as pillion, the duo carried out the crimes across the city.  Hutson was sentenced two and a half years’ imprisonment and Sheraji was jailed for two years. Jeremy Corbyn’s son was mugged in his father’s constituency after a man on a moped snatched his mobile phone.Tommy Corbyn, 23, said the thief tried to “run me over” in the theft on Sunday evening.He had been walking through Holloway in north London at the time.Mr Corbyn, who is the youngest son of the Labour leader, shared details of his experience online, urging friends who “walk and text” to be vigilant, the Evening Standard reported. JEremy Corbyn Last year he reported to police that he was headbutted outside a nightclub in York, where he was studying electrical engineering.An average 22 robberies by people on mopeds take place in the capital each day, with frequent incidents where riders mount the pavement and grab phones from distracted pedestrians. Just last week two thieves who snatched 18 mobiles in one day from people as they made calls were jailed. Zuriel Hutson, 21, and Sharuk Sheraji, 22, rode a stolen high-powered moped and carried out a series of thefts across London on November 26 2016. Mr Corbyn is MP for Islington NorthCredit:Jane Barlow/PA Ben Corbyn, Laura Alvarez and Thomas Corbyn last_img read more

Biological sulphate removal

first_imgMining and processing of sulphide orebodies has the potential to solubilise sulphate. Gypsum in the host rock, as well as oxidation of sulphides during milling and processing can solubilise sulphate. Acid rock drainage (ARD) also has the potential to generate waters high in sulphate. Even after treatment of the ARD with lime, the treated water can have sulphate present in gypsum saturation levels.Most mine-sites reuse sulphate impacted water but as a mine nears closure, reuse options may be limited and water treatment becomes an option. Furthermore, sulphate discharge requirements, particularly for anti-degredation narrative standards, can be very strict. Freeport has investigated many new technologies to economically remove sulphate from these types of water.Dutch company Paques has developed one of these technologies and it used biological reactors to convert sulphate into elemental sulphur in a two-step process. In 1992 the first industrial reference of the SULFATEQTM technology was commissioned at the Nystar Budel zinc refinery in the Netherlands.Biological sulphate removal – a case study from Sierrita pilot plant operations was a paper presented at last week’s SME Annual Conference in Phoenix by V. R. K. Paruchuri, R. Collins and B. Waterman, all of Freeport-McMoRanm and two Paques specialists, P. Gonzalez and H. Dijkman.The bio sulphate pilot plant demonstration has been a success in terms of sulphate removal.Modifications in the process controls increased the process efficiency. Major modifications in the process were:Hydrogen gas was added based on the stoichiometric ratio instead of anaerobic gas buffer tank levelAerobic air compressor control strategy programmed based on an algorithm that considers all possible scenarios of deviations in ORP, pH and rH. This control strategy has provided a much tighter control in limiting over oxidation in the system.The authors conclude that with further clean-in-place provisions for scaled pipes and aeration in the post treatment phase a much higher efficiency and reduced downtime can be achieved. Operational and technical knowledge has been gained to size equipment for optimised biological activity. The aerobic compressor even at its lower speed still provided excess air causing over oxidation of sulphide in the aerobic reactor. Sizing this compressor within range will increase the plant efficiency by almost 7% and sulphate concentrations in the effluent could potentially reach levels of around 250 mg/litre after equipment optimisation.last_img read more

Tuchel hopes to see PSG duo playing against Napoli

first_imgWith Champions League clash with Napoli around the corner, Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel hopes to have all of his key players fit and ready for the big showdownThe Parisian have opened the new Europe campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Anfield before devastating Red Star Belgrade at Parc des Princes by six goals to one.The defending Ligue 1 champions now have beat Gli Azzurri if looking to move onto the top of their respective group.However, Tuchel might have to face the Italian giants without two indispensable first-team players, with both Marco Verrati and Angel Di Maria had to come off the pitch in PSG’s 5-0 triumph over Amiens last weekend.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The famous portal,, have broadcasted Tuchel’s words ahead of his team’s trip to Naples.“[Verratti] felt a muscle discomfort,” Tuchel explained at his news conference.“Like Angel Di Maria. But I think they can play against Napoli. Same for Thiago Silva, who also felt muscle discomfort at the end of training [on Friday]. It was too risky to play this afternoon.”In the meantime, Layvin Kurzawa and Dani Alves won’t travel to Italy with the rest of the team, as both are struggling with injuries. As for the captain Thiago Silva, he should be fit, according to the reports.last_img read more

Salas family reach funding target for private search

first_imgEmiliano Sala’s family have reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target as they hope to continue the search for the missing striker, according to AS.On Thursday, Guernsey Police stopped the search for the Cardiff City striker, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing on his way to the United Kingdom from Nantes on Monday.Sala completed a transfer to the Bluebirds last weekend and travelled back to France to bid farewell to his former colleagues at Nantes.Search and rescue efforts lasted three days without a trace of the plane before the authorities made a decision to end their scanning of the area.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…The GoFundMe page created with the sole purpose of finding Sala and Ibbotson, surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé taking it past the target. As of today, 321,434 euros have been donated.Mbappé is not the only footballer to contribute a substantial amount of money, as his club team-mate Adrien Rabiot donated €25,000 on Saturday, while Marseille captain Dimitri Payet also contributed €10,000 later the same day.last_img read more

MediaRadars Approach Intelligence Advice Impact Commitment

first_img COMPANY ETHOS Advertising sales is no exception – the process of selling is harder than ever. Marketers are strategic when determining which formats they value. Not surprisingly, publishers have numerous products to sell, but need to know what is valued by the advertiser. Sales managers must easily see where their team is winning or losing deals, determine the size of the market, uncover new growth opportunities and deploy resources accordingly. More than that, MediaRadar identifies prospects, and then provides insights about that prospect’s buying patterns. The MediaRadar platform, Krizelman says, was designed and built with this functionality in mind. He suggests some real-world scenarios: New technologies have changed the way we do business. Companies have been forced to adjust to meet the rapid demands of a complex marketplace. If you’re a sales rep at a finance website, for example, it helps to know before you get on the phone with a prospect that they like, say, native advertising. MediaRadar understands this landscape. They understand the changing needs of sales professionals. They understand the new sales workflow. MediaRadar serves media ad sales teams as an indispensable business partner. MediaRadar can quickly model out how you should complete an RFP for any advertiser. Or perhaps a big e-commerce company only buys email advertising, because it likes the trackability and the accountability. A rep working on the MediaRadar platform would see a recommendation that says, ‘Be sure to talk about your email capabilities. That’s a great differentiator.’ MANAGING THE SELLERS Using MediaRadar, a rep can even show a prospect what their ad will look like on their prospect’s website. “The life of the sales rep is getting much harder,” says CEO and Co-founder Todd Krizelman. “For many people, 10 years ago, the job was much simpler. Today, if you’re in ad sales at a B2B media company, you’re a jack-of-all-trades. You have to sell email, display, mobile, event sponsorships and a print page. In consumer media, it’s not so different. There’s native, there’s mobile. The complexity is so much greater, and there’s a need to have a right hand to help you through it.” ADAPTING TO A NEW ENVIRONMENT MediaRadar has grown into a large business, with nearly 1,600 clients and more than 400 employees. But its core ethos has never changed. “We take what we do very personally,” Krizelman says. “We take our jobs very seriously – We’re customer-centric. We put all the investment back into our clients and our product.”center_img Another example, jewelry brand Tiffany buys advertising in video, TV, mobile, and email. And you sell all those assets on your platform.  MediaRadar will tell you this. Knowing what to pitch helps your success. “We are extremely solution-oriented,” Krizelman says. “We’re increasingly focused on giving specific advice and recommendations to salespeople. A lot of our clients say they have so little access to marketers and agencies that they need to know what’s important to agencies and prospects before they get to the meeting.” For sales managers, the priorities, questions, and needs are completely different, but just as vital for organizational success. “The questions are difficult,” Krizelman notes. “‘Is my market contracting? What’s the health of the market? How should I deploy my resources and staff time? Which territories and opportunities are most important?’” Another critical subject is the changing nature of programmatic advertising. When programmatic emerged several years back, it was considered a channel for generating incremental revenue on low-value inventory at bargain-basement CPMs. Today it’s totally different. The level of targeting that’s available is remarkable, and it’s of significant value for clients. MediaRadar has been a leader in counseling its clients on programmatic sales, and in tracking programmatic buyers. As Krizelman points out, the median number of new programmatic advertisers each month is 620 brands. “That’s how fast it’s growing,” he says. “Programmatic is both good and bad, but your clients have to know about it.” Adds Krizelman: Executives will ask MediaRadar, for example, ‘I need your help to assess my opportunities. Are we overweighted in Los Angeles and underweighted in New York?’ MediaRadar even includes a recommendation engine which easily shows reps exactly which brands they should prospect NOW and why. This understanding has pushed evolution for MediaRadar. MediaRadar knows that along with the vast complexity of the salesperson’s job came the need to advise sellers. Salespeople don’t have the time to search databases. So MediaRadar does it for them and suggests qualified prospects. The biggest transformation is how MediaRadar evolved to be more consultative. “The essential product remains a software solution, a service, but the relationship with the customer is much tighter,” Krizelman says, “as we continue to grow we don’t want to lose our connection with each client. We demonstrate our value to our clients every day. Our client services team is extensively trained in ad sales, the changing industry as well as MediaRadar. We take the time to learn the unique challenges each of our clients is facing and together we make sure those goals are met…and exceeded.” These are imperative economical questions for those running the complex operations of a modern media company. For example, executives might see that YouTube is a $10 billion platform, and try to get their arms around the opportunity in video—as well as the opportunity cost. “When MediaRadar got started, there was hardly any of that,” Krizelman says. “Now we can tell clients, ‘In your market, video is indeed attractive.’” As the market changed, MediaRadar has adapted too. The company is committed to playing an increasingly bigger role in helping ad sales people sell more advertising. MediaRadar is your partner in ad sales.last_img read more

Jaishankar focusses on furthering partnership with ASEAN nations

first_imgBangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday emphasised on furthering the ASEAN-India strategic partnership in the Indo-Pacific region at the ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held here. India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region. “Just finished the #ASEAN-India FM Meeting. Also Read – Leading 22-year-old Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested Advertise With Us Had substantive discussions on furthering ASEAN-India strategic partnership in the Indo-Pacific with a special emphasis on sustainability, connectivity & maritime cooperation,” Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting in the Thai capital. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping of 10 Southeast Asian countries, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and socio-cultural integration among its members and other countries in Asia. The ASEAN nations comprise Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.last_img read more

Startup company aims to harness the full potential of producing electricity from

first_img 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. ( — Matt Scullin co-founded Alphabet Energy just one year ago, but already the CEO has ambitions of turning the San Francisco-based start-up company into the “Intel of waste heat.” By harnessing the waste heat emitted by power plants, industrial furnaces, and cars, Alphabet Energy envisions that it could provide inexpensive electricity to the US grid by recycling waste heat on a much larger scale than currently exists. More information: Alphabet Energyvia: National Geographic Explore further Citation: Start-up company aims to harness the full potential of producing electricity from waste heat (2010, September 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 Currently, more than two-thirds of the fuel used to generate power in the United States is lost as heat, according to a 2008 report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal of cogeneration technology is to convert this waste heat into electric and thermal power. Although the idea has been around for more than a century, the US produces only about 9% of its power from cogeneration systems. In comparison, many European countries use cogeneration systems for a significantly larger portion of their electricity production, with Denmark producing more than 50% of its power using waste heat recovery systems. In the US, the Department of Energy has a goal for recycled waste heat to account for 20% of US electricity production by 2030.Alphabet Energy’s strength lies in its recent development of a thermoelectric chip that can be inserted into a wide variety of exhaust flues, engines, or other heat-producing devices to convert the waste heat into electricity. As heat essentially pushes electrons through the material, the device can be connected to the grid to feed in the electricity in real time. As the company explains, the device’s key advantage is the novel material – a relatively abundant, low-cost material that has been modified by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lower its thermal conductivity and increase its electricity output using a smaller amount of heat. Another advantage is that the thermoelectric chip is produced using similar methods used for producing the microchips used in electronic devices, which should lower production costs.These improvements may allow Alphabet Energy to lower the cost of installing the system to less than half that of current systems, to under $1 per watt. At this cost, and depending on the properties of the heat generation system, the system could deliver a payback time of two to four years. In addition, since electricity generated from waste heat is 100% clean energy, Alphabet estimates that its technology will be able to offset more than 500 million tonnes of carbon annually.Alphabet Energy plans on performing a pilot test at an industrial facility next year, and may start commercialization in 2012. One of the challenges the company faces is that waste heat is one of the few power sources that the US government does not currently subsidize. However, recently a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Democratic Representative Paul Tonko of New York have introduced a bill that would offer a 30% tax credit for installing waste heat recovery systems in industrial environments. Alphabet Energy estimates that the technology for waste heat recovery systems could comprise a $200 billion global market. Other US companies are also working on waste heat recovery techniques, from small start-ups to corporations including General Motors and General Electric. Besides heat from factories and power plants, future systems could also harness the heat from laptop computers and cell phones, although that technology is still in development. A greener way to power cars A coal power plant in Datteln, Germany, that transforms chemical energy into 36%-48% electricity and the remaining 52%-64% into waste heat. Image credit: Arnold Paul. Wikimedia Commons.last_img read more

Minister enters Kaziranga with firearm

first_imgMunda, accompanied by top forest officials, went to the park on Friday at around 10 pm and was surrounded by forest guards besides his personal bodyguards provided by Assam Police. This action of the minister drew flak from conservationists and wildlife lovers. Wildlife NGO Natures Beckon condemned the incident, saying the minister has not only failed to protect the rhinos but also failed to respect the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act.“The minister’s move to enter the park with a firearm is a kind of political gimmick to impress people and cover-up their (the government’s) failures,” said Soumyadeep Datta of Natures Beckon. He said the act clearly stated that except forest officials and guards, no one can enter wildlife sanctuaries or national parks with a firearm. The minister’s sudden visit to the park came after poachers on Thursday night killed a female rhino at the Kohora range of the park and took away its horn. Park director MK Yadav, however, said the minister did not violate the wildlife act by entering the park with a firearm. “I cannot comment on my superior. There is no violation of any act.” The forest minister could not be contacted for comment.last_img read more

To clear Graduation under CBCS students need to score 30 marks in

first_imgKolkata: Students of Calcutta University have to score 30 percent marks in all the subjects for clearing their Graduation under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) that has been introduced in the varsity from this year onwards.This was decided after a meeting with principals of colleges affiliated to CU at Rajabazar Science College campus on Saturday afternoon. Senior officials of CU including Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee attended the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”A student enrolled for a particular course in the CBCS system will have to complete the course within five years. After five years, it will be determined if the candidate has successfully completed the course or has failed. Therefore, no student will be detained in any semester. However, 30 percent marks in the subjects are required for passing,” a senior official of Calcutta University said. The University has also decided to make 60 percent attendance mandatory in all semesters for taking the examination.”The meeting was convened by the V-C to have an idea on whether the teachers are facing any problem in dealing with the CBCS system. A number of principals were patiently heard and doubts raised by them over certain areas were cleared by the senior officials of the varsity who attended the meeting,” a source said.last_img read more

SCEC Celebrates Worlds Best Team

first_imgThe Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is celebrating the talents of its specialist staff after winning the title of Worldwide Convention Centre Team of the Year in the 2011 Convention and Incentive Travel Awards.Announced at a gala event in London at the weekend, the award is among the most prestigious of 10 major accolades bestowed on the Centre this year.The C&IT award recognises the Centre’s vision to offer the most sought-after centre for business events.  It was awarded to Sydney over other international finalists including London & Partners, Malta Tourism Authority, The Mersey Partnership, Visit Scotland and the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.Centre Chief Executive Ton van Amerongen said the award provided welcome recognition for the expertise offered by its own professional team.“We’ve made it our mission to gather our own team of specialists with higher levels of expertise than can be found elsewhere, so it’s very satisfying to have this endorsed at an international level,” Mr van Amerongen said.Award judges considered the Centre’s high customer satisfaction levels which have exceeded targets and increased consistently year-on-year, as well as many of its innovations including its environmental programs and contemporary refurbishments.The C&IT award comes after the Centre was named Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in the 2011 World Travel Awards announced in September, while in April it was named Best Meeting Venue for 500 delegates or more in the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards. In all, the Centre has won 10 major awards this year, celebrating its catering, in-house AV services, corporate social responsibility policies and security services.  They include a best-ever four categories in both the NSW and National MEA awards.C&IT magazine is the UK’s leading publication for the conference and incentive travel industry.  Its annual awards recognise excellence in the creation, planning, production and management of events around the world. Source = SCEClast_img read more

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