Wayne Rooney’s England career in numbers: 119 matches, 53 goals

first_imgEngland record-scorer Wayne Rooney retired from international duty on Wednesday to focus on his club career at Everton.Here is a look at Rooney’s England career from 2003 to 2016 in numbers:119 – England appearances, the most by an outfield player and six behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s all-time record.71 – England wins in which Rooney appeared. There were 29 draws and 19 losses.53 – Goals, an England scoring record.7 – Only seven of his goals have come at international tournaments, four of them as an 18-year-old at the 2004 European Championship.1 – Only scored once at a World Cup, against Uruguay in 2014.6 – Major tournaments Rooney played at17 – Age Rooney made his international debut as a substitute in a friendly against Australia in February 2003.2 – Red cards, against Portugal at the 2006 World Cup and in a Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro.6 – Managers Rooney played under at England: Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello, Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce and Gareth Southgate.Dreams can come true and playing for @England has been exactly that. Thanks to everyone involved it’s been amazing – https://t.co/GfiT7oVCpx- Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) August 23, 2017last_img read more

Jürgen Klopp backs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain despite dismal display

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on Facebook Jürgen Klopp Islam Slimani strike seals Leicester win as Liverpool crash out of Carabao Cup Share on LinkedIn Liverpool Leicester City Jürgen Klopp remains convinced of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ability despite the dismal performance by Liverpool’s £35m signing in his first start at Leicester.Oxlade-Chamberlain missed an early chance and seemed nervous and error-prone thereafter, but Klopp felt his performance was not as bad as some critics have suggested.“The criticism came quite quick,” the Liverpool manager said. “He had a few good situations and a few unlucky situations, but this was his first start.“He didn’t have the best game of his life so in the world of football at the moment you get criticised for that, but I am not in doubt. He did really well in some moments but he is still trying to adapt to our style of play.” Share on Pinterest Liverpool travel to Leicester again on Saturday, to a ground where Klopp has now endured three defeats in three visits – and a manager already under pressure to solidify a leaky defence is concerned that he might be without two regular centre-backs. Dejan Lovren has not been training because of a back injury and is rated doubtful and Klopp revealed Joël Matip will need a late fitness test after picking up a knock.Liverpool have been paying for a perceived inability to defend set pieces, and Klopp admitted his players need to concentrate more and be ready to deal with balls coming into the box. “We sometimes put too much into trying to clear the first ball and are not ready for the second,” he said.“We have too many players too close together for the first ball so when it comes back we don’t have a good formation. We have to keep working at it but I must admit I would rather have a team that can play football but struggles to defend set pieces than the other way around.“The way people are talking it sounds like we are the worst team in the country, at the bottom of the table with nil points, but in fact we have eight, and we are still fluent and creative in attack even if we are not scoring as many goals.“Obviously we have some problems, but as long as we are staying in games and showing what we are good at the situation is not quite as serious as is being suggested.”Some of the confidence and brio has drained from Klopp as a result of four games without a win, a sequence that includes the 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City, though he insists he is not concerned at facing Leicester again so soon after Liverpool’s midweek elimination from the Carabao Cup. “I don’t believe in bad places to go,” he said. “If you lose somewhere it becomes more likely that you will win at some point. It’s all about performing. You shouldn’t think too much about it, things can always change. Dortmund won at Hamburg this week. When I was there we never won one time. They had a bad record but obviously it changed. That’s how it is.”Klopp is attempting to remain calm and rational amid a rising tide of disappointment – he objects to the word panic – at Anfield. “We could have won our last four games but we didn’t,” he said. “Could have means we were really close. I still don’t think any team in the world loves playing against us at the moment, and I would say Burnley were lucky to take a point last weekend if their gameplan involved scoring from a set piece then conceding 35 shots on target or whatever. We know we have to improve, we know we have to keep improving, but obviously it is very difficult to be number one in England even though Liverpool have not been number one for the last 25 years.“In the end it is always like this: we win a game and everyone is happy, we fail to win and everyone comes out with reasons why we will never win again. I think football is like that everywhere, but here [Merseyside] perhaps a little more. Especially when the Manchester teams are flying, as they are at the moment, but I cannot change that. What I can do is try to cool the situation down and keep working on the things we do well.” Share on Twitter Read more news Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Weah scores first USA goal

first_imgUnited States 3 Bolivia 0: PSG’s Weah scores first USA goal Sacha Pisani 08:50 5/29/18 WalkerZimmerman-cropped Getty Images It was a day of firsts in Pennsylvania, where trio Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent and Walker Zimmerman scored their maiden USA goals. Timothy Weah scored his first United States goal, while Josh Sargent and Walker Zimmerman also opened their international accounts in Monday’s 3-0 victory over Bolivia.It was one-way traffic in Pennsylvania, where Paris Saint-Germain youngster Weah – the 18-year-old son of legendary AC Milan striker and now Liberia president George – celebrated his maiden USA goal in just his second appearance.Weah got in on the action at Talen Energy Stadium after USA defender Zimmerman broke the deadlock in the 37th minute and debutant and Werder Bremen teenager Sargent doubled the lead seven minutes into the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The international friendly was a battle between two nations who failed to qualify for next month’s World Cup in Russia.Turn the 0-2 to the 0-3.@TimWeah becomes the fourth youngest #USMNT goal scorer all-time! pic.twitter.com/k6Q2ch8FaL— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) May 29, 2018USA – absent from the showpiece tournament for the first time since 1986 – were headlined by Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic as the Americans fielded a youthful and inexperienced line-up.Goalkeeper Alex Bono, Erik Palmer-Brown, Antonee Robinson and Sargent all made their debuts in a starting XI, which included eight starters aged 24 years or younger.Bolivia, who have not qualified for the World Cup since 1994, also named an inexperienced XI – Carlos Anez, Oscar Baldomar and Juan Ribera making their international bows for the South American visitors.USA dominated proceedings from the outset and they were unfortunate not to open the scoring in the 10th minute when Weah shot straight at Guillermo Vizcarra.The hosts eventually made the breakthrough eight minutes before half-time thanks to an unlikely source, defender Zimmerman.Get in, @thewalkerzim! 25-year-old rises up for his first #USMNT goal! pic.twitter.com/pvmdIk5AdG— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) May 28, 2018The Los Angeles FC centre-back rose highest from a Joe Corona corner and steered his header past Vizcarra.USA were unstoppable in the second half as Bolivia were helpless to stop the onslaught, Sargent and Weah scoring within seven minutes.Sargent doubled the lead seven minutes into the second half after controlling the ball as Bolivia substitute keeper Carlos Lampe attempted to loop a backpass over his head before finishing coolly.Something out of nothing! Allow @joshsargent to introduce himself! pic.twitter.com/tR9jO6gYgq— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) May 29, 2018It was 3-0 approaching the hour-mark when Weah side-footed past Lampe inside the six-yard box, having drifted into the area unmarked between two defenders. read morelast_img read more

ICC says India sought permission to wear camouflage caps

first_imgICC says India sought permission to wear camouflage capsInternational Cricket Council replied to Pakistan seeking action against India for wearing camouflage caps in honour of those who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack.advertisement Associated Press DubaiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 19:26 IST The Indian cricket team wore camouflage caps during the Ranchi ODI vs Australia. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPCB had asked ICC to take against Indian team for wearing camouflage capsICC said India had taken permission from the world body for the sameIndian cricket team wore army caps in honour of the lost lives in Pulwama attackThe Indian cricket team was granted permission to wear camouflage caps during a one-day international against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said Monday.Mahendra Singh Dhoni distributed the caps among his team members before Friday’s toss for the third ODI as a way to pay tribute to 40 Indian soldiers killed in a terror attack in Pulwama.”The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died, which was granted,” ICC spokeswoman Claire Furlong told The Associated Press in an e-mail on Monday.The move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India was heavily criticized in Pakistan. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry even called for the ICC to ban the Indian cricket team for mixing politics with sports.Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani said he has “strongly taken up the matter with the ICC.””There’s absolutely no misunderstanding in the ICC about our position,” Mani said late Sunday in Karachi. “We believe that cricket and sports should not be used for politics and we have said this very clearly. Their [India] credibility in the cricketing world has gone down very badly.”The PCB was forced to shift the three PSL matches from Lahore to Karachi last week because of the recent political tensions between Pakistan and India.Lahore was ruled out when its air space was temporarily closed in the aftermath of Pulwama attack. But the PCB was adamant to show the cricketing world that it’s safe to play cricket in Pakistan by organizing eight PSL games in Karachi.advertisementIn the past, the ICC has either reprimanded or banned international players for showing off their political sentiments during international matches.England all-rounder Moeen Ali was banned five years ago for wearing wristbands showing off slogans “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” during a Test match against India.South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir was reprimanded for showing of an image of Pakistan pop singer Junaid Jamshed underneath his playing T-shirt during a T20 against Sri Lanka in 2017. Jamshed had died in a plane crash in December 2016.”You have two examples from the past already, where both Imran Tahir and Moeen Ali were sanctioned for something similar,” Mani said. “The ICC had taken strong action against them and we have sought similar action against India. The permission they took was for a different purpose but they acted differently.”For 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 Tags :Follow ICCFollow BCCIFollow PCBFollow Indian cricket teamlast_img read more

Cosco’s Net Loss at USD 407.6 Mln for 2015

first_imgzoom Cosco Corporation (Singapore) Limited, a Singapore-listed ship repair and marine engineering and shipping group, recorded a net loss of SGD 570 million (USD 407.6 million) in 2015, compared to a net profit of SGD 20.9 million (USD 14.9 million) in 2014.Cosco’s turnover decreased by 17.4 percent to SGD 3.5 billion in 2015 from SGD 4.3 billion in FY 2014 owing to a decrease in shipyard and shipping revenue.Turnover from shipyard operations fell by 17.3 percent to SGD 3.5 billion in 2015 from SGD 4.2 billion a year earlier, mainly attributed to lower revenue contribution from marine engineering, partially offset by an increase in revenue from ship building and ship repair.Turnover from dry bulk shipping and other businesses decreased by 25 percent from SGD 52.5 million in 2014 to SGD 39.4 million in 2015 on lower charter rates.Furthermore, Cosco swung into a gross loss of SGD 214.8 million in 2015 from a gross profit of SGD 291 million in 2014.Cosco’s gross loss was at SGD 214.8 million in 2015According to the company, the net loss is mainly attributed to lower revenues and higher inventory write-down which increased by SGD 184.8 million to SGD 309.3 million in 2015 due to the impairment made for DP3 deepwater drillship, which is currently available for lease or sale.“The global offshore market continued to slow down significantly with no signs of improvement. Amidst persistent weakness in the state of the global economy and depressed crude oil prices, the group continues to face adverse unfavourable market conditions. Against the backdrop of these difficult and challenging business and operating conditions, which is likely to persist and even worsen in 2016, our group will capitalize on the downturn to improve our capabilities for long-term sustainable growth in our offshore marine engineering and new shipbuilding operations,” Captain Wu Zi Heng, Vice Chairman and President of the Company, said.As at 31 December 2015, Cosco’s order book stood at USD 8 billion with progressive deliveries up to early 2018. New orders received in 2015 include 7 container vessels, 2 cargo transfer vessels, 2 oil tankers, 1 shuttle tanker, 1 module carrier, 1 tanker assist/emergency response/rescue/field support vessel, 1 research vessel, 1 product oil tanker and 1 FPSO conversion.As the world shipping market continues to face tonnage over- capacity pressures, new shipbuilding orders have fallen to a low level in 2015, and Cosco expects 2016 to be another very difficult and challenging year for the group.last_img read more

Kroger CEO Dillon to step aside in January will be succeeded by

Kroger CEO Dillon to step aside in January, will be succeeded by COO McMullen by The Associated Press Posted Sep 20, 2013 9:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CINCINNATI – Kroger CEO David Dillon will retire from that post when the new year begins but will stay on for another year as chairman. President and Chief Operating Officer W. Rodney McMullen will step into the CEO role as part of its long-term succession plan.Dillon’s retirement is effective on Jan. 1, which is also when McMullen will take over the CEO position.The nation’s largest traditional supermarket operator said Friday that the Dillon, 62, will continue to serve as chairman through Dec. 31, 2014. He’s served as CEO since 2003.McMullen, 53, has served as president and COO since 2008 and as a board member since 2003. He’s held a variety of roles at Kroger, including vice chairman and chief financial officer. His successor will be named at a later date.Last week Kroger Co. reported that its second-quarter profit climbed as it booked lower charges and tried to build shopper loyalty with improved offerings.Kroger, which also owns also Ralphs, Fry’s and other chains, is based in Cincinnati.Like other supermarket companies, Kroger is trying to adapt to a shifting industry. Shoppers are increasingly getting groceries at big-box retailers like Target, drugstores and dollar stores that have expanded their food sections. Specialty chains such as Whole Foods are playing a greater role, too.To keep pace, Kroger has worked on shortening checkout wait times, expanded its store-brand lineup and invested in making its loyalty program more sophisticated. The company also recently bought Harris Teeter, a regional grocer that has locations in eight states.Kroger shares slipped 23 cents to close at $40.76. Its shares earlier in the day set a new 52-week high of $41.14. read more

Too many science technology gaps to recommend fracking in Newfoundland report

Too many science, technology gaps to recommend fracking in Newfoundland: report A couple walk along a boardwalk on their way to Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne, N.L., on August 14, 2007. A panel that studied hydraulic fracturing in western Newfoundland says there are too many unknown risks and data gaps to green-light fracking. The government-appointed panel recommends in a report today that the province continue its freeze on fracking applications until risks and benefits are better understood. Those steps include creating a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park and assessing potential health and environmental risks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – There are too many science, technology and risk-assessment gaps to green-light fracking in western Newfoundland, says a panel that studied the contentious oil-extraction process.In a report released Tuesday, it recommends the province continue its freeze on fracking applications until major questions are answered.“The science, the studies that have been done, have been somewhat limited — certainly limited compared to what we’d expect to have done in order to plan this kind of operation,” said Ray Gosine, an engineering professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland who led the government-appointed panel.“There are a number of gaps and deficiencies that are significant,” he said in an interview. “These must be addressed before we feel that conditions could reasonably exist that would allow hydraulic fracturing operations to proceed responsibly.”Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady said in a statement that the province is studying the findings.“In the meantime, the current policy to not accept applications for hydraulic fracturing will not be changing. Any future decisions regarding the hydraulic fracturing industry will be based on scientific evidence, and most importantly, on a social license from the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who may be affected.”It’s believed Newfoundland’s west coast has deep shale formations that hold oil, unlike more shallow coal bed gas deposits in parts of the U.S. and western Canada.The province has not approved hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — for oil and gas by pumping water, nitrogen, sand and chemical additives at high pressure to split shale rock formations. It’s a process supporters say has been safely used for decades.Critics blame fracking for groundwater contamination, air pollution and increased earthquakes.Newfoundland and Labrador blocked any related applications in 2013, pending a review, after a proposal to frack for oil near Gros Morne National Park touched off intense public debate.“There are concerns that industrial activity around Gros Morne National Park could threaten its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site or could negatively impact the enclave communities around the park that have developed a tourism industry based largely on Gros Morne,” says the panel’s report.“An appropriate buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park must be established.”Steps that should be taken before fracking is allowed should also include assessing potential health effects, greenhouse gas emissions and a modern seismic study of the Green Point Shale south of Gros Morne, says the report.On Friday, Canada was once again urged in a draft decision by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to act on its 2014 call for a buffer zone around the park’s famous cliffs, fjords and hiking trails.Simon Jansen of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fracking Awareness Network said there are better, renewable energy options.“It confirms all the uncertainties that we have been pointing out,” he said of the review panel.“So many people have created a living around sustainable tourism. Even if fracking can be done in whatever shape or form, is this a good fit for the existing lifestyle with respect to fisheries and tourism?”The report offers a graduated series of several other recommendations when and if the province lifts its current “pause” on fracking. They include studying how wastewater would be handled, and the extent of existing rural fire and emergency services.“Risks must be identified, assessed and effectively managed,” it says. “The public must have confidence that an industry will be managed and regulated in a manner that protects the health of people and the environment, and that advances the interests of the communities most affected by development.”Paul Barnes, Atlantic Canada manager for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said the report offers a balanced way forward.“It represents a prudent approach to shale development on the west coast here based on responsible, fact-based information.”Barnes believes there’s economic potential for fracking — if public confidence is bolstered with those answers.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says there’s no activity off the province’s west coast at this time. There are five exploration licences in western Newfoundland, but none adjacent to Gros Morne.The panel offered a hypothetical “illustrative scenario” of hydraulic fracturing for the Green Point Shale, including 480 production wells to be drilled over six years from about 35 onshore well pads near the coast around Port au Port Bay. It concluded truck traffic would soar and that such a project to produce oil for export wouldn’t be fiscally attractive for the province below a price of about US$85 a barrel.Moreover, estimated yearly revenues of $84 million to $136 million would not “be a ‘game-changer’ with respect to the fiscal position of Newfoundland and Labrador,” says the report.Brent crude prices have crashed since 2014, recently trading at just under US$50 a barrel.New Brunswick announced last week it has no plans to lift its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. A related commission report last February recommended several conditions — including a single independent regulator — to allow a shale gas industry to grow in the province.Follow @suebailey on Twitter. by Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2016 6:07 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Fifth man charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man

first_img Updated May 15th 2019, 11:20 AM A FIFTH MAN has been charged with conspiracy to murder a Dublin man.Dean Howe was remanded in custody today after he was accused of conspiracy to murder Gary Hanley, from Dublin’s north inner city.Howe, 34, with an address at Oakfield Place, Dublin 8 was arrested by detectives from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.He was charged at Irishtown Garda station on last night and brought before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court on this morning.He was charged with an offence under Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006. He was accused of conspiring with others murder Hanley at a location within the State between 15 September and 6 November 2017.Dressed in a light green striped tracksuit and runners, he stood silently throughout the brief hearing. He has not yet indicated how he will plead.Detective Garda Brian McDermott told Judge Smyth the defendant made no reply when charged. There was an application for a remand in custody.Defence solicitor Edward Bradbury told the court there was no application for bail at this stage and his client was consenting to a remand in custody for one week.In a legal aid application, the solicitor said Howe was unemployed. There was no garda objection to legal aid which was then granted.Fifth man Judge Smyth remanded Howe in custody to appear via video-link on 22 May at Cloverhill District Court.He was the fifth person to be charged with the offence.In November last year Luke Wilson (23), from Cremona Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, was jailed by the Special Criminal Court for 11 years.He admitted conspiring to murder HanleyAlan Wilson (39) of New Street Gardens, Dublin 8, Liam Brannigan (37) from Bride Street, Dublin 8 and Joseph Kelly (35) of Kilworth Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 were also charged previously with conspiring to murder Hanley.Kelly is also facing charges of the possession of a Beretta handgun and fifteen rounds of ammunition with intent to endanger life at Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3 on 6 November 2017.A trial date for Alan Wilson, Brannigan and Kelly has been set for 7 October  2019. By Tom Tuite May 15th 2019, 8:14 AM Image: Photocall Ireland Fifth man charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man Dean Howe was remanded in custody today after he was accused of conspiracy to murder Gary Hanley. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 15 May 2019, 11:20 AM Share2 Tweet Email Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4635148 Image: Photocall Ireland No Comments 22,174 Views last_img read more

Boost for Greek startups

first_imgThe economic crisis has surprisingly played a very important role in the growth of the tech start-up sector, explains George Spanoudakis, whose Pinnatta app allows smartphone users to send each other unique, interactive and personalised greeting cards and messages.Have you ever thought of starting your own business? The crisis may be rumbling on for most of us, but the Greek startup scene is showing signs of life. A new survey by Endeavour Greece, a non-profit organisation supporting entrepreneurship, has revealed that the number of new startup companies in the country increased tenfold between 2010 and 2013, while the capital invested in them shot from €500,000 to €42 million.It’s the technology industry which seems to be driving the sector’s growth. Fully half of the new companies work on smartphone applications, or apps, and are looking to emulate the success of Taxibeat, a Greek taxi-booking app which has now expanded its operations across seven cities worldwide. Such is the interest in the growing tech industry that last autumn the government invited out Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, to discuss how it might harness the sector’s potential. Speaking at Athens’ Megaro concert hall, Schmidt expressed his hope that Athens might become a “high-tech Mecca”. And more recently, the SXSW Interactive Conference, which ran from March 7-11 in Austin, Texas, saw a turnout of 16 Greek high-tech startups – the first time so many newly-founded Greek companies have appeared abroad together.One of the companies appearing the Austin conference was Pinnatta, whose same-named app which hopes to transform mobile communication. Based in California and Greece, Pinnatta allows smartphone users to send each other unique, interactive and personalised greeting cards and messages. We asked their CEO George Spanoudakis for his thoughts on their app and on the growth of the Greek tech industry:There are now so many apps that let smartphone users communicate with one other. What is it that makes Pinnatta special?There’s obviously a huge demand out there for apps that let you communicate, whether by text, voice or video – in fact, there are more than 10 such platforms, with over 100 million users. What they have in common is that they’re free, quick and direct.Pinnatta isn’t trying to compete with any of them, but to work with them. We give you a way to add emotion to your communication, enhancing your messages, making them interactive and giving you predesigned templates to save you time. If you look at a Facebook wall, most users are struggling to create interesting content – instead, they’re just reposting what they find online. Pinnatta lets you create your own original content and unique messages. From a business perspective, the huge communication platforms (such as Skype or Facebook chat) are now looking for ways to monetise their service via premium, paid-for packages, with emoticons, mini-games and so on. That puts us in an ideal position and makes us a potential partner for all of them. Right now, it seems like momentum is building up behind the Greek start-up industry. What do you feel explains the growth of start-ups here since the crisis hit?The startups scene has really exploded here over the last couple of years, and it’s been a real pleasure to watch. Things were very different when we launched in 2010: there were no funds, almost no events, and only two or three other tech start-ups. It was quite a lonely business.It may seem odd, but we feel the crisis has played a very important role in the sector’s growth. A lot of very talented and skilful people were suddenly unable to find work, and the success of apps such as BugSense [which gives users detailed crash reports for their smartphone, allowing them to fix and improve their apps themselves] and Taxibeat in 2010-11, along with the establishment of the EU’s Jeremie fund to channel investment to small businesses, gave them to courage to take a chance. And once the initial difficulties of setting up a company had been overcome, the lack of competition and relatively low wages have made it very easy to attract talent.So something of an “ecosystem” for our industry developed. The truth is that we haven’t achieved that much yet. Bugsense is the only major success story, and while some of us seem to be on the right track it’s still early days. But we’ve taken some huge steps forwards, and it won’t be long before some serious successes come our way.It’s looking like the tech industry will be central to Greece’s economic recovery. What challenges do you face, and what could be done to make your work easier?The Greek economy has always been based around small family businesses, and it seems pretty clear to us that startups like ours will form the new backbone of the Greek economy in much the same way. We need a similar amount of capital and a similar amount of staff to old-style family businesses – the big difference is that we do business on a global rather than a local scale.It’s obviously a problem that Greece is a long way away from the major international tech hubs, like Silicon Valley, Berlin or Tel Aviv, but most of the Greek companies seem to be able to work around that. What’s more troubling are the constant changes to the country’s financial, legal and political framework. It’s extremely difficult to plan for the future in an unstable environment like this. The current framework may be very unfriendly to new start-ups, but a guarantee that it won’t be tinkered with for a few years would at least give us a chance to work around it. Source: enetenglish Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

11/5 WWE Results: Cardiff, Wales (Kane vs. Show)

first_img Now Playing Up Next NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Walter defends WWE UK Title against Tyler Bate at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff live today Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Charlotte Flair Ronda Rousey How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next 11/5 WWE Results: Cardiff, Wales1. The Dudley Boyz def. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day in a Tables Match.2. Cesaro def. The Miz3. R-Truth def. The Miz4. Becky Lynch def. Brie Bella5. Curtis Axel def. Bo Dallas6. Dolph Ziggler def. Tyler Breeze w/Summer Rae7. WWE Divas Champion Charlotte def. Paige8. NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Sheamus9. Kane def. The Big Show in a Street Fight.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location WhatsApp Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Twitter Pinterest Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardifflast_img read more

Malcom wants to move to Italy and Roma are very interested

first_imgThe agent representing Bordeaux winger Malcom said his client has an intention of moving to Italy, and that Roma are “very interested”.The 21-year-old Malcom has become an attractive option as many clubs appear to be indicating interests in signing him for the Premier League in recent months.However, his agent Fernando Garcia told Italian radio station Tele Radio Stereo as quoted in Sky Sports:“The player would like to come to Italy and Roma are very interested.Transfer: Elneny leaving Arsenal for Besiktas George Patchias – August 29, 2019 Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a loan move from Arsenal to Besiktas.According to the Daily Mail, Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a…“In the next few hours, I will have a word with Monchi (Roma’s director of football).”Also, the report also claims Roma, Inter Milan are also keen on signing Malcom.During the January transfer window, Bordeaux refused to sell the Brazilian, however he told Brazilian outlet UOL in February that he had agreed with the French side that he could leave this summer.The winger joined Bordeaux from Brazilian side Corinthians in January 2016, and ever since, he has gone on to score 23 goals in 96 games for the Ligue 1 sidelast_img read more

Bahamian teacher shortage looming BUT calls for reinstatement of grants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – The public Education sector of The Bahamas will soon face a shortage in teaching staff if swift action is not taken.    A talk with media following the tour of the Stephen Dillet Primary school on Wednesday gave the Bahamas Union of Teachers president, Belinda Wilson the chance to express her concern over the rate of retiring versus the rate of hiring.More teachers are exiting the system said Wilson, and she said it means that the Government will need to revive some old policies where more funding is providing specifically for those who want to pursue a teaching career.    Wilson said the #BUT is prepared to work with the Ministry in identifying those ready to take on the noble profession; she said her first nominees would be from among the current teachers’ aides on staff at government schools.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#BUT, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Freeport Man Killed in The Ghetto Homicide Count Now At 100

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Freeport – Police in Grand Bahama is investigating a shooting incident that has left one male dead and another in serious condition.   The man pronounced dead has been identified as a man on bail known to police.   He is Evan Thompson killed at Garden Villas, Freeport aka The Ghetto last night.Reports are that on Monday, September 11, sometime after 12:00 am, police were called to the Garden Villas area where there were reports of gunshots being fired.   Upon further investigation, police discovered two males with gunshot wounds to the body.   One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.   Evin Thompson’s dead is the country’s 100th Homicide Victim.Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist the police in solving this matter to contact them at telephone number 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, freeport, homicide, murder Recommended for youlast_img read more

Red Robin prepares to open 3rd Clark County restaurant

first_imgRed Robin Gourmet Burgers will open its third Clark County location on Oct. 8 in Vancouver’s Grand Central Shopping complex, on Grand and Columbia House boulevards bordering state Highway 14.Construction is just finishing up on the venue, located across from anchor tenant Fred Meyer. Red Robin will round out a selection of other restaurants in the development that include The Rock Wood-fired Pizza & Brewery, Lapellah Restaurant & Bar, Thatcher’s Coffee, Panda Express and Subway.The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Red Robin chain serves Clark County from two other locations. One is near Westfield Vancouver mall at 8311 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. An east Vancouver location is near the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 164th Avenue.last_img read more

Gender pensions gap grew to £126 in 2018

first_imgWomen saved an average of £126 less than men into their workplace pensions in 2018, putting aside £433 on average, compared to the £559 saved by their male counterparts, according to research by workplace pension provider Now: Pensions.Its analysis of the 1.7 million members saving into its pension scheme found that in 2017, the average male member had saved £424, compared to the £334 put aside by female members; this is a £90 difference.This means that the average woman’s pension pot has fallen from 78.5% of a man’s pension pot to 77.4% between 2017 and 2018.Just over two-fifths (43%) of Now: Pensions members are female, but they own only 37% of the fund in monetary value.Now: Pensions’ analysis further suggests that for members earning an average salary, based on mean salaries derived from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), pension savings will grow to £50,514 for men and £40,332 for women over the next 40 years, assuming a 3% investment growth.If a five-year career break, taken between the ages of 28 and 33, is applied to this estimation, women’s retirement savings fall to £33,986.02; this is 33% less than the average amount saved by men.Amy Mankelow, director of communications at Now: Pensions, said: “The gender pay gap not only affects women’s working lives, but leaves them more vulnerable to poverty in retirement. Women’s pension savings face a double whammy, as women typically earn less and are more likely to work part-time and take career breaks to care for children or elderly relatives.“Auto-enrolment does little to address this inequality, as millions of women are prevented from saving altogether as they earn less than the £10,000 auto-enrolment trigger. This means that a large proportion of part-time [employees], who are much more likely to be women, don’t have the opportunity to save in the first place.“The fact that auto-enrolment minimum contributions remove the first £6,136 of earnings from the auto-enrolment calculation also hits the savings of more women than men.“We are calling on the government to remove the £10,000 auto-enrolment trigger and get rid of the lower earnings band, to give more women the opportunity to save for their retirement.”last_img read more

Meet The Record Of The Year Nominees 2019 GRAMMY Awards

first_img 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Facebook Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1071035382119219201 Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Prev Next H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Email 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? News Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J BalvinIt’s been a standout year for Latin music and nothing proves that like Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring two of the biggest names in Latin urban music, Bad Bunny and J Balvin—who helped her become the first female rapper with two No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cardi B’s bilingual hit pays tribute to Latin culture with a sample from Pete Rodriguez’s boogaloo song, “I Like It Like That.” The song was produced by Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman and Tainy, with Leslie Brathwaite and Evan LaRay as engineers/mixers and Colin Leonard as the mastering engineer.”The Joke” – Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile is without a doubt one of the strongest voices in folk music right now, and “The Joke,” the lead single off By The Way, I Forgive You, is a testament to her power and influence. The song is co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, with Tom Elmhirst and Eddie Spear on engineering and mixing, as well as Pete Lyman as the mastering engineer.  This Is America” – Childish GambinoWhile Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, may be dropping that moniker soon, “This Is America” seeks to land him one more GRAMMY before he switches gears. The song, which got a lot of buzz for its socially-conscious video, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning him his first No. 1 on the chart. “This Is America” is also nominated for Song Of The Year. The record was produced by Glover and Ludwig Goransson, plus Derek “MixedByAli” Ali and Riley Mackin offering engineering and mixing support, with Mike Bozzi serving as mastering engineer.”God’s Plan” – DrakeDrake’s Scorpion was  hotly anticipated throughout the first half of 2018, and “God’s Plan” was the arguably the biggest single to come out of it. The album marked his eighth consecutive No. 1 album (out of his eight full-length studio releases) on the Billboard 200. If that wasn’t enough, “God’s Plan” is his longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 song and is also nominated for Song Of The Year and Best Rap Song. The record was produced by Boi-1Da, Cardo and Young Exclusive, it was engineered/mixed by Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell and Noah “40” Shebib and mastered by Chris Athens.”Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperLady Gaga duets with Bradley Cooper on “Shallow,” one of the most popular singles from the A Star Is Born Soundtrack. The song is also up for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and is one of two songs from a soundtrack nominated for Record Of The Year. “Shallow” gives Cooper his first GRAMMY nomination ever. The song was produced by Gaga and Benjamin Rice, engineered and mixed by Tom Elmhirst and mastered by Randy Merrill. 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images “All The Stars” – Kendrick Lamar & SZAKendrick Lamar and SZA come together in “All The Stars” to bring musical life to the Black Panther movie. The song is one of the hit singles from the movie’s soundtrack, which is also nominated for Album Of The Year, and its video has more than 150 million views on YouTube. This is also the second song from a soundtrack nominated for Record Of The Year this year. “All The Stars” was produced by Al Shux and Sounwave, mixed and engineered by Sam Ricci and Matt Schaeffer and mastered by Mike Bozzi.”Rockstar” – Post Malone Feat. 21 SavageBeerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone’s wildly successful sophomore album, has earned the rapper his first GRAMMY nominations, including for Record Of The Year for its lead single, “Rockstar,”featuring 21 Savage. The nomination marks 21 Savage’s first GRAMMY nod as well. The song gave Malone his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 and is also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Perfromance. The song’s producers are Louis Bell and Tank God, with Bell and Manny Marroquin taking engineering and mixing credits, and Mike Bozzi serving as master engineer.”The Middle” – Zedd Feat. Marren Morris & GreyZedd collaborated with country songstress Marren Morris and musical duo Grey to make “The Middle,” one of 2018’s dance music bangers. The song broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart in August 2018 and gave Morris and Grey their first No. 1 song. The song is also up for Song Of The Year, and the record was produced by Grey, Monsters and Strangerz and Zedd, engineered and mixed by Grey, Tom Morris, Ryan Shanahan and Zedd, and mastered by Mike Marsh. Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees meet-record-year-nominees-2019-grammy-awards Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Meet The Record Of The Year Nominees | 2019 GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 61st GRAMMY Awards Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Twitter Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Read more Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Zedd, Marren Morris, Grey, Post Malone and 21 Savage are all up for Record Of The Year for the 61st GRAMMY AwardsJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 7, 2018 – 5:35 am Behind every hit there is a producer, recording engineer, mixer, mastering engineer and, of course, the artist. Every year, the GRAMMY Awards recognizes the talented minds that come together to create some of the most impactful recordings of the year, making Record Of The Year one of the most anticipated categories during Music’s Biggest Night. This year’s nominees in the category for the 61st GRAMMY Awards include recordings by the music creators who have continued to shape the culture of music through their artistry, creativity and ability to stand out in the industry. Let’s take a look at this year’s nominees. Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlistlast_img read more

RCB vs RR Dream 11 and MPL Fantasy tips live stream preview

first_imgCan Royal Challengers Bangalore qualify for the playoffs? Yes, if mathematics and a lot of permutations and combinations are covered, they can. Will Rajasthan Royals make it? They too are on thin ice, but in much better shape as compared to RCB, and need to win all their matches to even start dreaming about any calculation. This match is between the two bottom-placed sides and now, both need to start playing with a lot more freedom.Predicted XI of both sides: Virat KohliIANSRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim SoutheeRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane ThomasFantasy tips and suggestions: Steve SmithHotstar ScreengrabWicket-keeper: Sanju Samson gets the nod ahead of Parthiv Patel as he has looked good all season and on a flat track at the Chinnaswamy will be difficult to stop once he gets going. Also, he could be promoted up the order as he had a good record in Bangalore, which could work perfectly for Rajasthan.Batsmen: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have to be in the side, but both these players need to be watchful against Shreyas Gopal and his leggies. However, they are both in form and now when they have little to lose, can be very dangerous.For Rajasthan, Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith have combined well in the last couple of matches and should be the key for their side.All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis can be game-changer for RCB but has not been given enough time out in the middle and this is one area where the RCB need to sit and think it out. Stoinis should ideally follow Kohli and de Villiers in the middle order as he then gets enough time to break open the match.Also, Ashton Turner could finally find his reckoning in this match, and Smith could well use him as a bowling option on a flat Chinnaswamy surface.Spinners: Shreyas Gopal has been the find of the season and he has already accounted for both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers earlier in the season. He is back on his home turf and will hold the key for Steve Smith.Also, Yuzvendra Chahal, who goes about his business with remarkable consistency deserves to be in the side and will be critical against the likes of Steve Smith and Sanju Samson in the middle overs.Seam bowlers: Varun Aaron with his extra pace and zip can be handy on this surface, but he needs to get rid of the opening combination as soon as possible. Also, Navdeep Saini, who has looked impressive in patches, should get the nod in this side.last_img read more

Facebooks Tamara Hrivnak and 300s Kevin Liles to Keynote at A2IMs Indie

first_imgLiles got his start at Def Jam Records, where he rose from unpaid intern to company president in seven years. After his tenure at Def Jam, was an EVP at Warner Music and later cofounded 300 Entertainment, where he has worked with such artists as Migos, Young Thug and Fetty Wap. He also runs his own KWL Enterprises, which includes a management company that oversees the careers of musicians, athletes and models that have included D’Angelo, Trey Songz, Estelle, Nelly, model Selita Ebanks, and others; he also managed Mariah Carey.“I look forward to joining the dialog at A2IM IndieWeek this year,” Hrivnak says. “The indie community is such an important part of our platform. We’re believers in the power of independent voices to reach fans and we’re excited to work with independent labels and their artists to bring people closer together through music.”“If there is one thing I am proudest of at 300 Entertainment, it’s that we are the ‘new independence,’” Liles says. “I am honored to be speaking at A2iM this year about what the new independents’ journey has been and the importance of freedom in this new streaming era.”“Our A2IM team is sharply focused on optimizing attendee experience for this year’s Indie week, including presenting the most cutting-edge topics from our industry’s brightest luminaries,” says A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess. “Our keynote speakers are visionary leaders from top industry companies that are shaping our music ecosystem from both the creative and distribution sides.”Indie Week speakers and panelists include JD Samson (Le Tigre/MEN), Sam Valenti (Ghostly International), Hank Stockard (Redeye Worldwide), Natalie Hapgood (mtheory), Jessica Sobhraj (Women in Music), Anna Siegel (FUGA), Rev. Moose (Marauder), Kristen Grant (Westcott Multimedia), Kevin Ericson (Future of Music Coalition), Charlie Phillips (WIN), James Celentano (EnterGain), Feleix Contreras (NPR Alt. Latino), and more to be announced. Indie Week will be held at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, the heart of the Latino and Puerto Rican music and arts community on NYC’s Lower East Side. The culmination of the week’s events will be the Libera Awards, hosted by comedian Kate Wolff and held on June 21 at the PlayStation Theater. This year also marks the debut of the A2IM mobile application, which includes the full week’s schedule, confirmed panelists, keynote speakers, tickets and other information about this year’s event.A2IM Indie Week is presented by SoundExchange in partnership with BuzzAngle. Additional Indie Week sponsors include HyperWallet, Songtrust, TuneRegistry, Spotify, CI. A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Every year, A2IM’s Indie Week presents a series of panels and workshops that are an invaluable seminar for the independent music industry, with legal, marketing, and music leaders from across multiple genres  — and the week is capped by the Libera Awards, which is always a great show and a very fun time (we have fond memories of seeing the late great soul singer Charles Bradley perform there in 2015).This year, the independent-music collective is pleased to announce Indie Week’s keynote speakers: Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook’s Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships, and veteran manager and label exec Kevin Liles, now CEO of 300 Entertainment.This year’s Indie Week will take place June 18-21.As head of Facebook’s Music Business Development and Partnerships, Hrivnak leads the global music strategy for the social media giant. She brings years of experience in connecting the digital/social media platforms and the music industry, with eight years at Warner Music Group and several years as the Director of Music Partnerships at YouTube and GooglePlay. She joined Facebook in 2017 and has made a splash in recent months by striking licensing deals with Universal, Warner Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. ×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 last_img read more

Seven temblors jolt Nicaragua over the weekend

first_imgMANAGUA, Nicaragua – A magnitude-4.9 earthquake was registered on Sunday in the northwestern region of Nicaragua, but no injuries or damages were reported, according to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).The temblor – the seventh in Nicaragua since Friday – occurred at 2:33 p.m., with an epicenter in the Pacific Ocean 176 kilometers northwest of Managua, near the municipality of El Viejo, in Chinandega province.The quake registered a depth of 15 km, and was due to the movement of Cocos and Caribe tectonic plates, INETER said.Nicaraguan officials remain on alert for more earthquakes along the Pacific coast.Civil defense authorities also recommended tourists “to be alert” to audible alarms in case of an earthquake, after other temblors occurred in Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico at the beginning of Easter Holy Week. Facebook Comments Related posts:Magnitude-4.4 quake rattles Nicaragua and El Salvador Magnitude-4.3 earthquake shakes Nicaragua Magnitude-4.3 temblor shakes Nicaragua’s Pacific coast Nicaraguan officials on alert for seismic activitylast_img read more