This health scheme, which was launched in November 2016 by the Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, targets security guards who are employed to private security companies across Jamaica. The Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) is appealing to guards contracted to private security companies to register under the sector’s self-contributory health insurance scheme provide by the Guardian Group.This health scheme, which was launched in November 2016 by the Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, targets security guards who are employed to private security companies across Jamaica.Executive Director of the PSRA, Rosalyn Monteith Campbell, told JIS News that there are more than 25,000 registered security guards, with 4,000 registered under the scheme, but only 402 paid up to date.“This initiative is a win-win situation. It benefits the guards, the companies and all of the persons within the security industry. Although we largely speak of the guards, the scheme is open to all persons who are licensed and registered with the PSRA,” she explained.Mrs. Monteith Campbell thanked the guards who have supported the scheme so far, especially those who have taken the interest in their own future to make the effort to make payments. She is encouraging the others to register and make their payments so that the scheme may become more viable.The benefits under the scheme are as follows: under option one, for employee only, an amount of $997 is paid per month; employee with one dependent pays $1,995 and employee with two or more dependents pays a rate of $2,793 per month. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $2 million are included.Under option two, for employee only, a rate of $1,143 per month is paid; for employee with one dependent, $2,413; and employee with two or more dependents, $3,202. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $2.5 million, are included.Under option three employee only is $1,205 per month; employee with one dependent, $2,413, and employee with two or more dependents, $3,377. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $3 million are included. Meanwhile, for option four, employee only is $1,361 per month; employee with one dependent, $2,724; employee with two and more dependents, $3,811. Dental and optical are included, along with other health benefits and major medical valued at $4 million.For option five, for employee only, $1,882 monthly; employee with one dependent, $3,767; employee with two or more dependents, $5,272 per month. Dental and optical are included along with other health benefits and major medical valued at $5 million.Presently, the PSRA collects and hands over payments quarterly to Guardian Group on behalf of the guards.But as of October 1, when deductions are made at source by the security companies, funds will be paid over every two weeks. Mrs. Monteith Campbell is advising security guards not to confuse the health insurance with the life insurance.Explaining, she said the life insurance is a requirement under the Minimum Wage and Industrial Security Act, which requires that every employer must provide for each guard within their employ life insurance valued at $2.5 million, with double indemnity for accidental death, which will take it to a total of $5 million.The PSRA is a statutory body under the Ministry of National Security charged with the responsibility of monitoring and regulating all stakeholders in the private security industry. The Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) is appealing to guards contracted to private security companies to register under the sector’s self-contributory health insurance scheme provide by the Guardian Group. Presently, the PSRA collects and hands over payments quarterly to Guardian Group on behalf of the guards. But as of October 1, when deductions are made at source by the security companies, funds will be paid over every two weeks. Mrs. Monteith Campbell is advising security guards not to confuse the health insurance with the life insurance. Story Highlights
zoomIllustration; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn The UAE-based shipping and logistics company ADNOC Logistics & Services has joined the LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI), an independent not for profit organization promoting the best practice use of LNG as a marine fuel.“Our partnership with LNG MFI will add value for the development of LNG as a marine fuel, contributing in supporting the marine industry in Australia and neighbouring countries, in line with our ongoing effort to foster a sustainable environment for our trade,” Captain Mohamed Al Ali, Senior Vice President – Ship Management at ADNOC Logistics & Services, commented. “LNG MFI is excited to have ADNOC Logistics & Services come on board as our newest member,” Margot Matthews, LNG MFI CEO, said.“Logistics and shipping services are a critical component in the supply chain of LNG as a marine fuel and ADNOC … is addressing the GHG and the impending IMO Sulphur challenges through the use of new technologies and corporate awareness,” Matthews added.Based in Perth, Australia, LNG MFI works with and for industry and government partners to provide information, advocacy and expertise to secure the long-term sustainability and impact of LNG as a marine fuel.ADNOC Logistics & Services is 100% owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and transports products for several ADNOC Group companies. Its fleet currently comprises more than 28 ocean-going, 48 offshore support and 47 port operation vessels.
New Delhi: Delhi University attributed another delay in enrolling the 30 new courses at both under graduation and post graduation level in around 20 colleges, which was approved during the academic council meeting in January and were also approved to get enrolled in this academic session. However, sources informed that with some more reasons the entire DU admission process will be delayed again and expecting the first cut off on June 22. The official also said that the council has approved to increase around 232 seats in two colleges and also given nod to introduce 10 vocational courses in the some colleges from this session but the university is not gearing up to all these new courses in this academic session. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”The courses are presently taught at other colleges in the university. With this decision, these courses will now be available at more colleges. The council has also given nod to introduce 10 vocational courses in some colleges from the upcoming session,” Hansraj Suman, an AC member, said. The committees approved to introduce the following undergraduate courses in these colleges: BA (H) in Bhimrao Ambedkar College; BA (H) in Economics in Dayal Singh College (evening) and Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College; BA (H) in Philosophy in Hasraj College; BA (H) in Psychology in Laxmibai College and Bhaskaracharya College; BA (H) in History Dyal Singh College; BA (H) in Political Science in Bhimrao Ambedkar College; BA (H) Hindi Journalism and Mass Communication in Jesus and Mary College, and BSc (H) in environmental science in Vivekananda College and Indraprastha College for women, among others. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsMoreover, MA in English at Shri Gurunank Dev College), MA in Hindi at Sri Venkateswara College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, and MSc in operational research at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Keshav College, courses have been approved. However, the number of seats in BA (programme) at Hansraj College has been increased from 40 to 200 from the next academic session. Also, the number of seats in BSc program at Aditi Mahavidhlaya has been increased from 55 to 80. The college will also admit 50 more students in B Com (H) from the next academic session,” the minutes mentioned. Professor, Hansraj Suman, Member, Academic Council said, “These course are approved by the varsity, but the colleges would face difficulties in commencing these courses as principals of these colleges informd that though permission have been granted to run these courses but teachers have not been appointed to teach these courses. However, the UGC has also said that the colleges msut manage to run these courses with sactioned post in the respective colleges.” The professor also said that authorites can take loan from Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to pay the payment for these new teachers.
New Delhi: A man has been arrested in Delhi for divorcing his wife after pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice, police said Saturday. The arrest was made after a complaint was lodged in north Delhi’s Bara Hindu Rao police station on Friday. The 29-year-old woman got married to Atir Shamim, a resident of Azad Market area, in November, 2011. “On June 23, her husband pronounced talaq three times upon her and sent a fatwah on Whatsapp mentioning that triple talaq was pronounced,” said Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North). He has been booked under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, the officer said. The law, which came into being last week, makes talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband void and illegal.
Comedian Alexei Sayle has joined Animal Defenders International (ADI) in calling for action on wild animal circuses, urging Government “to get a move on” and “bring their own bill in” as a backbench bill to bring in the ban promised, but sat upon by Government, faces its tenth attempt to pass to committee stage.Incredibly, it is Conservative back benchers who have blocked this bill to pass their Government’s own legislation nine times.Opposition to the use of wild animals in circuses is overwhelming, with support for the ban uniting Parliament and the public alike. Legislation has now been pledged by Government for three years, with the promised ban due to come into force at the end of this year. ADI is urging David Cameron to keep his word and progress the law.ADI President Jan Creamer said, “The Government made a clear promise to act on this issue yet three years on we are still waiting for the law to pass. The public and Parliament do not want to see wild animals continuing to suffer in British circuses. David Cameron must keep his word and bring in the ban without delay.”Social justice campaigner Peter Tatchell joined Alexei Sayle in the plea for action stating he hoped David Cameron “will stop his foot-dragging and bring forward legislation to ensure there are no more wild animals in circuses in Britain” alongside X Factor boyband Fifth Street who said that the ban would “keep the public happy and keep the animals happy.”Angela Eagle MP today attempted to progress the ban by asking William Hague, Leader of the House of Commons, if the Government would give the Circus Bill time for a Second Reading. He responded: “I certainly support that Bill and the Government supports that Bill. I think it would be wrong for the Government to pick bills out of the Private Members’ process and give them Government time… the Bill will have to take it’s normal chances.”This seems extraordinary double-speak since the bill was promised by the Government over two years ago and is only in the Private Members’ process because the Government has not given it time.The issue has become an embarrassing Parliamentary saga. The proposed ban on wild animals in circuses was announced by the Government in 2012, although a ban was promised to Parliament as long ago as 2006. In 2010 a Government Public Consultation saw over 90% of respondents calling for a ban and in 2011, backbench bench MPs voted unanimously for the Government to introduce a ban.The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick MP is identical to the Government’s own Bill that was unveiled to media fanfare but has simply gathered dust. Unfortunately, an objection from just one MP prevents it from progressing, and tomorrow eyes will be on Tory MP for Christchurch, Christopher Chope, who has blocked the bill on six occasions.Wales is committed to a ban and is seeking to be included in England’s legislation, but whilst efforts to ban wild animals in circuses are stalling, 30 nations around the world have acted. ADI is currently assisting the Peruvian Government enforce a ban and have 21 lions in their care removed from circuses.ADI’s campaign to stop circus suffering in Britain is supported by politicians of all parties, leading animal protection groups and celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Dame Judi Dench, Brian Blessed, Twiggy, Eddie Izzard and Sir Roger Moore.ADI has vowed not to let the matter drop and the backbench bill will have another second reading on Friday 27 February.
The suspect was ordered to be imprisoned for one-and-half years suspended for seven years. (Colombo Gazette) A suspect who obstructed court proceedings has been sentenced to one-and-half years in jail.The suspect had obstructed court proceedings when the case against former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was heard.
Houston, Texas Wikimedia Commons by Crystal Laderas Posted Feb 8, 2016 8:12 am MDT A look at what’s happening in the Gulf Coast energy sector could be a window into what’s ahead for Alberta’s struggling economy.The city of Houston is seeing two sides to the economic downturn, with the white collar west feeling the pinch of the price of oil, while its east side reaps the benefits of the petrochemical sector.Dr. Bill Gilmer, the director of regional forecasting for the University of Houston says the NDP’s new program to finance petrochemical plants will help boost the economy, but it’s late in the petrochemical game.If you look at what’s happening in Houston, thousands of layoffs in the oil and gas sector are just temporarily being offset by hiring to build petrochemical facilities.“Twenty five hundred to 3,000 construction workers on site at the peak moment of construction, but then as you look at the long term employment, there might be one hundred jobs at the plant,” he said.Last week, the NDP said its Petrochemicals Diversification Program would create 3,000 jobs during construction of plants and 1,000 more once plants begin operations.Much like Houston, Calgary has already seen a large share of cuts within major oil companies.Dr. Gilmer says the stain of the falling price of oil is spilling onto to businesses in Houston that feed off the energy sector.He says retail and commercial businesses are closing and struggling to keep the lights on, and in a few months contractors will be out of work.He also points to Houston’s struggling housing sector, which continued to build luxury homes as it expected executives and high salary engineers to keep spending money. Bleak outlook in Houston could provide insight into what hurdles are ahead for Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Netflix subscribers who have been patiently waiting to get a streaming app for their Android device got some hope thanks to Greg Peters from Netflix Product Development. While devices such as the iPhone and the new Windows Phone 7 have been blessed with a Netflix streaming app, Android users have been left in the dark. Peters shared some insight via the Netflix Blog as to why a Netflix app for Android is taking so long.It seems that Netflix isn’t to blame as much as Android’s “lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism.” Content protection is important to Netflix because if it is easy for hackers to utilize Android to make copies of the video content, Netflix will have a harder time signing up additional content providers and some current ones would probably jump ship to protect their properties. This doesn’t mean that Android devices are completely out of luck though. Netflix has a workaround, but it means slower development of an Android app and limited deployment.AdChoices广告Netflix is now working with individual handset manufacturers to add content protection to Android devices. Unfortunately, that means that a single Netflix app for all Android devices is not possible. On the positive side it means at least some Android devices are getting a Netflix app sometime next year. The company also committed to work with the Android community, handset manufacturers and other service providers to create a standard digital rights management platform to be utilized on all Android devices.The lack of a standard DRM platform for Android devices is a black eye for Google’s mobile operating system that needs to be addressed. Right now it is not only a concern for consumers when considering an Android smartphone, but is also evidence that Steve Jobs’ criticism of Android’s lack of standards may be justified.Read more at the Netflix Blog
Vancouver – Clark College announced the four women receiving this year’s Iris Awards, which honor accomplished women in Southwest Washington. The winners are:Julie Bocanegra, vice president of Columbia Credit Union and an Evergreen Public Schools board member.Julianna Marler, chief executive officer of the Port of Vancouver.Nancy Retsinas of the Retsinas Collaborative Law Center.Nan Henriksen, former Camas mayor and chair of the Board of Freeholders that wrote the county’s home-rule charter.Doors to the awards ceremony open at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Gaiser Student Center at Clark’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.Tickets are on sale through the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at http://www.vancouverusa.com/events/details/2018-iris-awards-reception-15961. Tickets are $35 per person.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Extreme heat and high surf in San Diego could cause potentially dangerous conditions at the beach and throughout the region this week, the National Weather Service reported.A large area of high pressure was predicted to build over the southwestern United States beginning Thursday, and mild temperatures mid-week will give way to soaring ones by Friday, prompting the NWS to issue an excessive heat warning for a large swath of Southern California from 11 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday morning.Daytime temperatures will be in the upper 100s in inland San Diego County, rising to 107 in Escondido and 108 in El Cajon on Friday, the NWS predicted. Ramona was expected to see weather as hot as 110 degrees. Borrego Springs could see the mercury top 114 degrees.The coast will be a little more bearable, with temperatures predicted to be in the upper 70s to low 80s from Oceanside to Imperial Beach.Meanwhile, high surf from Hurricane Fabio, currently about 700 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, was expected to create strong rip currents and hazardous swimming conditions.The NWS placed San Diego County beaches under a high surf advisory, set to go into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday night and last until 9 p.m. Friday.Surf levels of 7-9 feet and as high as 12 feet will be possible in Orange and northern San Diego counties, forecasters said. Surf south of Carlsbad will be lower, around 3-5 feet, but strong longshore currents will still be hazardous to swimmers.Swell and surf should gradually subside this weekend, the NWS said. July 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Extreme heat and high surf on the way to San Diego KUSI Newsroom
Doug ManoniDoug Manoni, who stepped down as CEO of SourceMedia last spring after eight years in that role, is back with a new venture aimed at providing business intelligence to the cybersecurity market, the longtime b2b media exec announced Monday.Backed by Growth Catalyst Partners—the Chicago-based private equity firm launched by Scott Peters and Jim TenBroek in 2015—Manoni says the new company, CyberRisk Alliance, will offer media, events, research, and marketing services, among other things, to the multi-billion-dollar IT security industry.“The increased sophistication of cyber-criminal activity is staggering,” Manoni tells Folio:. “It’s become a strategic issue for every corporation, government agency, university, or organization alike. The pace of investment and growth is unprecedented, and it’s not going to slow down.”Manoni—who founded Wicks Business Media in 1999 and ran it for a decade before moving to SourceMedia—says that after researching the market, he envisions a customer base comprised of security practitioners like chief information security officers, CEOs, and CIOs, but also the rapidly expanding sector of technology companies and solutions providers that have sprung up to support them. CyberRisk Alliance will serve as a holding company, Manoni says, under which he plans to either build or acquire platforms for digital media, data and research, events, marketing services, peer networks, training and certification programs, and “security awareness services”—essentially resources to help practitioners train their employee bases.“There’s heightened awareness, and there’s great demand for information resources, training, and a myriad of specialized services,” Manoni continues. “In addition, all of these conditions have manifested themselves into this rapid proliferation of technology and other product innovation, which require significant traditional and advanced marketing services.”No growing sector comes free of competition. Reed Exhibitions’ InfoSecurity has provided media, events, and networking to cybersecurity professionals on both sides of the Atlantic for more than a decade, and IDG’s CSO has similarly made IT security a focal point since its launch in the early 2000’s. On the b2c side, Wired has featured a dedicated cybersecurity vertical since 2012. But Manoni says his startup will aim to differentiate itself by leaning heavily on contributions from the executives and industry practitioners that will populate its advisory boards and peer-to-peer councils.“It probably sounds like an existing company, but it’s not,” Manoni insists. “We would be the first to assemble a portfolio of these services with a level of diversity and scale that doesn’t currently exist. There isn’t a company that has in its portfolio digital media, research, and other time sensitive information, a diversified event platform, security awareness services, training and certification, and the curation of community discussion. It will make us unique.”Peters, who pledged in a statement to “swiftly and aggressively” invest in Manoni’s vision for the CyberRisk Alliance, co-founded Growth Catalyst Partners after spending 18 years as co-president of the media M&A firm Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI). TenBroek previously spent 19 years as managing director of the Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners, longtime backers of Active Interest Media.
1:08 CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Smart lightbulb tips and tricks Tags Smart Home 85 Photos CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Enlarge ImageThe new WeMo Light Switch doesn’t need a hub to connect with Apple HomeKit, and it can support 3-way switch setups now, too. WeMo The Belkin-owned WeMo brand of Wi-Fi smart home gadgets usually brings an announcement or two to CES each January. This year, at CES 2019, it’s keeping things simple and unveiling a refreshed WeMo Light Switch that’ll connect directly with Apple HomeKit. Just wire it in and sync it up with Siri using the Home app on your iOS device.The original WeMo Light Switch works with Siri too, mind you. But the integration requires you to have a WeMo Bridge plugged into your router. The new switches don’t require any bridge at all.The new light switch comes in two skews. There’s a $50 version that’s newly compatible with three-way setups where more than one switch is wired to the same light, and there’s a $40 single-pole version that isn’t. Good on WeMo for letting folks who don’t need three-way support save a little bit of cash.The direct, bridge-free connection to Siri brings the standard WeMo Light Switch in line with the WeMo Dimmer and the WeMo Mini smart plug, both of which already offer the same thing. The new switch also gets a subtle design refresh that better matches the WeMo Dimmer.WeMo says that we’ll see the new switches in stores by this summer. 1 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES Products
Gov. Bill Walker looks out over Sitka Sound on June 22, as trollers pass by calling for him to not sign a Pacific Salmon Treaty annex that further cuts Alaska’s allocation. (Photo by Emily Kwong/KCAW)Alaska will see a reduced salmon allocation under a proposed salmon treaty deal with Canada. That’s according to a proposed 10-year extension of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.Listen nowFor more than 30 years, the Pacific Salmon Commission has allocated salmon stocks shared between the U.S. and Canada. It’s re-negotiated every 10 years, and the latest version expires at the end of 2018.Formal talks finished in mid-August. Now, the numbers are out: Alaska will accept a 7.5 percent reduction, compared to 12.5 percent for Canada. In Washington and Oregon, the cuts range from 5 to 15 percent.“There’s some that would consider it to be winners and losers and I think in this case, I think everybody was equally disappointed,” said Alaska Fish and Game Deputy Commissioner Charlie Swanton, who headed Alaska’s delegation.It’s unclear just what the reduction will mean for Alaska’s fisheries; a lot will be up to the Board of Fisheries when it meets in March. But it will certainly mean less fishing time and other conservation measures.Reaction was mixed.“The decrease is unfortunate,” said Samantha Weinstein, executive director of Southeast Alaska Guides Organization. “We always regret losing the opportunity for clients to catch even just one more fish, but conservation needs to be put first.”But Alaska’s troll fleet – which has seen historic reductions in its lucrative chinook catch this year – had urged delay.“It’s always been crystal clear that we don’t want any cuts,” said Amy Daugherty, executive director of the Alaska Trollers Association. “We have of course a variation of opinion throughout our organization but no one wanted cuts.”Commercial fishermen, most of them trollers, held rallies in recent months urging the governor not to commit to more cuts.Some appealed directly to President Donald Trump, calling it a bad deal for Alaska.Gov. Bill Walker said he’d met with treaty critics. But a one-year delay he said he’d floated during a recent visit to Washington D.C. wasn’t feasible.“I realize some fishery groups are unhappy with this outcome,” the governor said in a prepared statement, “but I commend Commissioner Swanton and his team of industry and fishery negotiators for their tireless effort to get the best deal possible for Alaska.”Sitka troller Caven Pfeiffer said that’ll be remembered come November.“The troll fleet is not going to take this lying down,” Pfeiffer said. “This is going to be something that Gov. Walker is going to have deal with this fall when he’s running for re-election.”Chinook salmon returns are at historic lows.Swanton said federal biologists warned that the existing treaty is inadequate to conserve threatened fish species.“And if we didn’t have a treaty,” Swanton said, “it is likely and it has happened in the past, where some provisions of the Endangered Species Act would essentially be affecting how the state of Alaska operates our salmon fisheries in Southeast Alaska.”In other words, it could invite federal intervention into the state’s fisheries.The ink’s not dry yet. The deal is still pending legal review in Washington and Ottawa. Only then can it be formally ratified by diplomats from both countries.
Impressions: 233,738,365Attention Score: 90.87Attention Index: 100National Airings: 250Networks: 48Most Spend On: FOX, NBCCreative Versions: 10Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $8.97MStudio: Warner Bros.Started Airing: 07/21/18 $6.86M – Aquaman $5.04M – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Mortal Engines.”Ads placed for the sci-fi film had an estimated media value of $6.9 million through Sunday for 712 national ad airings on 33 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Nov. 19-25. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including NBC, Fox and AMC, and during programming such as NFL Football, “The Walking Dead” and College Football.Just behind “Mortal Engines” in second place: Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman,” which saw 250 national ad airings across 48 networks, with an estimated media value of $6.86 million. ×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 Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv Impressions: 266,749,898Attention Score: 91.24Attention Index: 104National Airings: 347Networks: 35Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 7Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $10.7MStudio: Warner Bros.Started Airing: 10/23/18 Impressions: 501,470,147Attention Score: 89.60Attention Index: 88National Airings: 1,274Networks: 39Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 64Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $28.88MStudio: Walt Disney AnimationStarted Airing: 06/04/18 Popular on Variety $5.77M – Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Impressions: 255,905,051Attention Score: 91.45Attention Index: 107National Airings: 712Networks: 33Most Spend On: NBC, FOXCreative Versions: 5Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $10.25MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 11/07/18 Impressions: 291,124,220Attention Score: 90.49Attention Index: 96National Airings: 587Networks: 37Most Spend On: FOX, NickCreative Versions: 15Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $7.94MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 06/06/18 $6.9M – Mortal Engines TV ad placements for Warner Bros.’ “The Mule” (EMV: $6.2 million), Walt Disney Animation’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” ($5.77 million) and Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” ($5.04 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Mortal Engines” has the best iSpot Attention Index (107) in the ranking, getting 7% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 11/19/2018 and 11/25/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. $6.2M – The Mule
Tourism in China has greatly expanded in the last few decades since the beginning of reforms. It has a large number of wonderful tourist destinations.With all this in mind, the China Happy and Healthy Tour was kicked off, serving as a platform for other countries to get an insight into China. The event, hosted by China National Tourism Administration and Chinese Embassy at the DLF Promenade on 22 September, showcased the colourful culture and rich tourism resources in different parts of China.The convention also served as a golden opportunity for tourism communities of two countries — India and China — to interact with each other and explore the respective tourism markets in order to expand and enhance business.‘China and India, as two close neighbours, enjoy long- standing good relationship in the history characterised by friendly exchanges. China owes its Buddhism culture to India and India draws inspirations from Chinese products like tea, porcelain and silk. The exchanges have deeply enriched our respective cultures and become an unfailing driving force for evolution of two great civilisations,’ said HE Zhang Yan, Chinese Ambassador to India.In recent years, in the domain of tourism, bilateral co-operation between the two countries has been expanding rapidly. ‘Today over 40 flights shuttle between China and India every week. The Chinese first stop visits to India has reached 1.3 lakh, increasing by more than 20 per cent over 2010,’ he added.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to maintain communal peace and harmony during the festive season.While inaugurating the community Puja at 74 Palli in Kidderpore on Thursday afternoon, she said many people will come from other states and even foreign countries to see the gala festival.”Durga Puja has become international. National Geographic will cover the Puja in 2018. It is the biggest festival in India and people from different religions and communities take part in it. It is our responsibility to maintain peace and harmony during the same.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAssuring the gathering she said she has the information that there will be no rain during the Pujas and dry spell will start from Saturday or Sunday.Banerjee also inaugurated the Puja at 25 Palli in Kidderpore. She was accompanied by Firhad Hakim, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister. She said: “In addition to proper Kolkata, some Pujas in Kidderpore, Behala and Metiabruz are also beautiful.”Banerjee asked the organisers of Badamtala Ashar Sangha in Rashbehari area to reduce the size of the pandal. “There should be free entry and exit of people and the pathways situated on two sides cannot be blocked, in order to combat any emergency,” she said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe inaugurated Bakulbagan Sarbojanin, one of the most important community Pujas in Kolkata. She was accompanied by party MP Subrata Bakshi. There, she prayed for peace and prosperity of people. It may be mentioned that Bakulbagan is one of earliest clubs in Kolkata to introduce theme Puja in the mid 1980s. Mamata Banerjee’s painting on Ma Durga was the theme of the club some years ago.She also inaugurated the Puja of Bhowanipore Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee, where the theme is communal harmony. She chanted hymns from Chandi and prayed for everybody’s happiness and peace. She said: “Hinduism has taught us to be tolerant and people from different religions take part in Durga Puja. There are some who are trying to create trouble during the festival and I request everyone to intensify vigil.”
Related posts:Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer Colombian Embassy attaché tells of harrowing 13-year ordeal as a FARC captive Santos re-elected president in Colombia Wiretaps. Drug-gang payoffs. Clandestine videos. Unspeakable insults. Photoshopped campaign pictures. For Colombia’s voters, going to the polls on Sunday comes as a catharsis after the ugliness that has marred one of this year’s most important presidential elections in Latin America.Underlying the bitter contest between incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos and his closest challenger, Óscar Iván Zuluaga, is what amounts to a blood feud between Santos and his predecessor and former boss, Alvaro Uribe. Uribe — now an elected senator, Zuluaga’s patron and head of the opposition Democratic Center party — blames Santos for opening talks with Colombia’s rebels, who among their numerous crimes and atrocities killed Uribe’s father and tried to kill him as well.Yet whoever eventually wins this election — a June runoff seems likely — will face a much bigger challenge: ending Latin America’s oldest insurgency and sustaining Colombia’s economic dynamism while restoring public faith in its political leadership. Their success or failure in doing so will ripple far beyond Colombia’s borders.The tragedy is that Uribe and Santos were together responsible for an almost-miraculous national rebirth. Just over a decade ago, Colombia verged on becoming the Somalia or Yemen of South America. Suffering from attacks and depradations by drug cartels, paramilitaries and the 20,000-strong Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the central government had little control over more than a third of the country. With help from the United States, Uribe and Santos, who became his defense minister, fought back, going after rebel commanders and reducing the FARC’s ranks by half.During that time, Colombia also hewed to sound economics, not the magical realism that passes for policy in some parts of Latin America. Last year, its growth rate of 4.3 percent beat most of the continent’s, as did its inflation rate of less than 3 percent (versus, for instance, more than 50 percent in Venezuela or more than 30 percent in Argentina). Foreign direct investment hit record heights in 2013, and Colombia’s ratio of external debt to gross domestic product is well below the median in Latin America and emerging markets.As former finance ministers, Santos and Zuluaga mostly see eye to eye on the economy. The same can’t be said of their attitudes toward ending an insurgency that has taken 220,000 lives and displaced several million Colombians. Santos has staked his presidency on the success of negotiations with the FARC, which he initiated in September 2012. Progress has been real, but fitful. Zuluaga has scoffed at the rebels’ willingness to give up, among other things, their lucrative drug trade and has said that, if elected, he will suspend talks and give them one week to “end all criminal actions.”Notwithstanding the military push led by Uribe and Santos, history suggests that force of arms alone won’t secure victory. The remaining rebels are dispersed over remote and difficult terrain. Even in their weakened state, they have hit pipelines and other sites, costing Colombia’s oil industry $300 million in lost revenue last year. What’s more, Colombia’s military mobilization isn’t cheap: Over the last decade, the military budget has eaten up more than 3 percent of its gross domestic product each year. That’s two or three times what any other country in Latin America spends, and has surely sapped Colombia’s effort to meet needs in education, health and infrastructure. Colombia’s finance minister has said that peace could raise the country’s growth rates by an additional percentage point.Santos, however, made a mistake by mixing the pursuit of peace with the pursuit of re-election and presidential greatness. When he first opened the talks, he spoke of them lasting “months, not years.” That was almost two years ago. Most Colombians have tended to support negotiations, but enthusiasm may be waning; and although details of the interim agreements between the two sides remain secret, the rebels have exploited Santos’ hunger for a deal. Latin America as a whole has suffered, as Colombia muted its criticism of repression in Cuba and Venezuela, both patrons of the rebels.Colombia’s next president will have the chance to leverage his victory both on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. He would be wise also to gird his country for the struggle of reintegrating the rebels — not easy when more than a third of Colombians say they have a family member whom the conflict has victimized. Paying for things such as crop substitution programs to wean farmers from coca cultivation will require Colombia to broaden its tax base. Foreign donors and supporters of the peace talks such as the U.S. and Norway should be prepared to step up, not draw down, their assistance. Wars end when combatants put down their arms. That’s also when the real work of peace begins.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Comments
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Travellers can now book Qantas flights on the go thanks to the launch of a new functionality on their mobile site launched today.Enabling customers the ability to search and book domestic and international flights on a smart phone means greater convenience according to chief executive officer Qantas domestic Mr Lyell Strambi.Mr Strambi said customers wanted greater convenience and flexibility to book flights away from their home or office.“The Qantas Mobile site now makes it easier for our customers to book their flights while on the move.”Qantas customers can now make a flight booking, pay for it and check-in while travelling to the airport for the flight with the convenience of it all in the palm of their hand.The new function adds to the already existing Qantas Mobile site that was launched back in 2008, allowing customers to check-in for domestic flights, check flight status and receive SMS flight updates. The mobile site also provides customers with information at a touch of the finger such as access to worldwide Qantas Club lounge locations, contact numbers for Qantas offices worldwide and up to date timetables for Qantas, QantasLink, Jetstar and codeshare flights.Logging into the site can be done by entering your Qantas frequent flyer number, surname and PIN. For those non-Frequent flyer members all that is required to log in is a booking reference and surname. To access the Qantas mobile site, type qantas.com into a web-enabled smart phone.
Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Less than three minutes after Wells’ touchdown run, Peterson returned aDonnie Jones punt 80 yards for a touchdown, his fourth of the season.Peterson became the first player in NFL history to have four punt returnsfor touchdowns of more than 80 yards in a single season. It was hissecond punt return touchdown against the Rams this season. His first wasa 99-yarder in a 19-13 overtime win in Glendale just three weeks ago.Player(s) of the Game – Wells obviously had his best day as a pro,and did so after twice getting dinged up on carries. Early in the 4thquarter, Wells fumbled, and got his feet tangled up in the turf. He washelped off the field after being down for several minutes. Just momentslater, Wells busted off a 53-yard run that set up Feely’s game-winning fieldgoal.On the defensive side of the ball, there was a lot to be happy about.Rookie OLB Sam Acho registered two sacks, forced a fumble and recovereda fumble. Skelton struggles again – John Skelton got his fourth consecutivestart for the injured Kevin Kolb, and struggled for the second straight week.Skelton completed 12 of 23 passes for 114 yards and threw twointerceptions. In the last two weeks, Skelton has completed 18 of 42passes for 213 yards and 5 interceptions–a quarterback rating of 19.35.He struggled on his throws, missing high to several open receivers. Total Domination – With the victory over the Rams, the Cardinalshave now defeated St. Louis nine times in their last 10 games. It was alsothe Cardinals’ 7th straight win in St. Louis. Their last loss at the EdwardJones Dome happened on opening day of the 2004 season, when the Ramsdefeated a Cardinals’ team led by Josh McCown and Emmitt Smith 17-10. Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Beanie Wells broke the franchise record for rushing yards in a single gamewith 228 and Patrick Peterson had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdownas the Arizona Cardinals hung on to defeat the St. Louis Rams 23-20 at theEdward Jones Dome on Sunday. Jay Feely connected on a 22-yard fieldgoal with 4:09 remaining to provide the winning margin.Wells, who had runs of 71 and 53 yards, scored on a 7-yard touchdown runin the 3rd quarter that gave the Cardinals their first lead with 5:54 left inthe 3rd quarter. His final run, a 14-yarder with under two minutes to go,broke the previous record set by LeShon Johnson (214 yards) in a 28-14win over New Orleans on September 22, 1996.
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch haven’t been themselves, and neither have the Seattle Seahawks.ESPN’s Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 98.7’s Burns and Gambo that Seattle’s offensive line changes from the Super Bowl team last year are the main reason for the Seahawks’ offensive struggles this season. This week’s opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, pose a challenge on the other side as well. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories “Get those safeties nosey,” Jaworski said. “Get Kam Chancellor up near the line of scrimmage. Get Earl Thomas wanting to hit int he back in the backfield.” Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL Analyst Carson Palmer’s last game at Seattle ended with a Cardinals victory, and Jaworski believes Arizona’s offense has enough to get the best of the Seahawks’ defense that ranks in the top-10 in both yards allowed per run and per pass.Jaws predicts a 24-20 Cardinals win. He believes Arizona has the talent and schemes to beat Seattle’s Cover-3 defense.“They have some Cover-3 beaters,” Jaworski told Burns and Gambo. “When you play Seattle, they’re going to play Cover-3, it’s their predominant coverage. You better have a plan how to beat cover 3, and all season long, I’ve seen the Cardinals have a three-way vertical stretch plan to beat Cover-3. I’ve seen different rout combinations to beat Cover-3 hitting the seams.”Of course, the Cardinals will need to set up the passing game with the run game.Jaworski said Seattle will put Arizona in a bind if Palmer and company are in obvious passing situations. That will allow the Seahawks to sit in their zones.While Chris Johnson may not be finding many running lanes, Jaworski said Arizona must remain committed to the ground attack. That will set up play-action for Palmer to attack.