3 Things You can Learn about Video Marketing from Wipster’s CEO

first_imgLearn MoreThere’s so much more to learn from Wenlock’s Daily WiP series, so I’d highly recommend browsing this playlist. Video marketing is a dynamic field full of great opportunities and hidden missteps. Wipster’s CEO tells you what you need to know.Cover image via Shutterstock.For the past six months, Rollo Wenlock, the CEO of video review service Wipster, has been creating and sharing a YouTube video series called The Daily WiP. He’s almost hit 100 episodes, so it’s not quite a daily video, but it’s pretty close.There’s a lot to learn from Wenlock, not only because he’s practicing what he’s preaching (creating content, sharing ideas, and not worrying about the polish) but also because he’s also connected to a lot of media agencies, brands, creatives, and influencers — thanks to his role at Wipster.In this post, I’ve highlighted three of the many things I think Wenlock can teach video producers (editors, directors, producers, etc.) about video production and marketing.Offer More Than VideoIf you’re looking to improve your video production game in 2018, then you need to start thinking beyond your standard creative skill set. For example, how can you deliver an end-to-end solution for your clients — one that provides better outcomes for them and better income for you?This is the essential point Wenlock makes before jumping on a plane at the airport in episode 51 (remember sharing ideas is what matters, even if they’re unpolished).This kind of thinking could be especially profitable for anyone working with smaller clients who don’t have their own in-house teams or agency handlers (who might traditionally handle most aspects of the content pipeline after you’ve delivered the final files).Instead, can you take responsibility for the delivery and distribution of the content you’ve created? Wenlock gives the example of asking for the keys to their social media accounts.As Wenlock points out, this opens the door to deepening your client relationships through more regular contact on the basis of metric-based reporting and offers the opportunity to draw out lessons that could apply to their next commissioned video.I know that, as a freelance editor, I most often have no idea if a video turned out to be a success after I’ve handed it over. I just know that my clients come back for more, so something must be working. But really, that’s a very shallow view to take, especially when there is so much data to mine when it comes to audience engagement.If I got to see the viewing stats, how far into the video people watched, the comments, etc., I’d have a lot more information to draw upon for the next video for that particular client.Freelancers Working with BrandsBrands aren’t buying videos from you, they’re buying outcomes. —Rollo WenlockIn episode 21, Wenlock tackles the evolving relationship between brands and freelance creatives when every brand is turning into a content machine.He has some interesting suggestions to make about how you can better serve your clients, from up-skilling their in-house staff to switching to a subscription-based business model.If you can switch to a subscription model for which they pay you a monthly fee, then there’s a chance you might make more money — if you can handle all of your clients’ demands. The client may well be delighted to no longer sign off on per-production budgets. They might prefer to simply receive online content to share with their customers on a daily or weekly basis.There’s definitely a lot more nuance to this, but it’s worth taking the time to consider which of your own clients might be up for testing something like this. (Especially if they have designs on regularly engaging with customers via video.)A blend of subscription-based and per-production clients might bring your freelance business steadier cashflow, as you’ll have regular income to fall back on.The main challenge will be juggling all of your clients’ demands so that they feel like they have constant access to you — while also producing great videos within the subscription price.Look Back Before You Move ForwardIn this episode of the Daily WiP, which Wenlock says marks 80 videos in a row, he makes an important point about auditing your video history.Wenlock’s really talking to the brands producing video content, but as a creative serving these clients, this is a really useful thing to do, too, so you know what your client has done (and its impact) before you arrived.This can help you identify a few different things, which might include the following:Which videos were the most successful?Does an episodic approach work?What are the realistic benchmarks to measure against?By examining these things, you can develop any number of ideas:Topics that resonate with the client’s audience.Whether you should deliver a teaser or follow-up content — or a regular series.How many views or engagements are a realistic benchmark. Looking for more information on online video production? Check out these articles.Choosing the Best Aspect Ratio for Your Video5 Essential Tips for Editing Professional Interview Soundbites5 Ways to Improve Your Workflow with Client FeedbackHow Social Media Has Redefined the Aspect RatioCurate Your Soundtracks on the Go with the New PremiumBeat Applast_img read more

Protected areas not safe from light pollution

first_imgProtected areas, such as nature reserves and national parks, are thought to provide a refuge for wildlife, but according to a new study, many of these areas are not safe from light pollution. Thanks to increasing urbanization, many nocturnal skies are no longer dark. Although helpful for humans, artificial night lighting can impact nocturnal wildlife by disrupting natural reproductive cycles, disorienting migratory species, and increasing the risk of predation. To assess how well protected areas shelter wildlife from light pollution and preserve natural darkness, researchers analyzed satellite images of Earth collected at night by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program between 1992 and 2010. Individual pixels, representative of approximately 3 square kilometers, were assigned a number based on their degree of illumination, ranging from 0 (complete darkness) to 63 (brightly lit urban areas). More than 170,000 unique protected areas were identified using the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Database on Protected Areas. The degree of nighttime illumination was then compared with unprotected areas for each continent over the 2 decades. Although 86% of the world’s landmasses remain in relative darkness at night, darkness declined slightly in all regions over the study period. Protected areas were still generally darker than unprotected areas, yet protected areas experienced widespread increases in nighttime light exposure between 1992 and 2010, the team reports online this month in Conservation Biology. In Europe, Asia, and South and Central America, up to 42% of protected areas have experienced significant increases in nighttime lighting. A smaller percentage of protected areas in Europe (24%) and North America (17%) exhibited high levels of nighttime lighting in all years. Based on their findings, researchers propose reduced lighting zones be established around existing refuges to preserve their natural darkness and biodiversity.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton has 2 championships but just 1 win in Mexico City

first_imgBecoming his own man MOST READ Hamilton will start Sunday in firm command of the season championship with a 64-point lead on teammate Valtteri Bottas and just four races left. It would take a stunning collapse over the back end of the season for Hamilton not to win a historic sixth career championship and fifth in six years. That would put the British driver in sole possession of second place in F1 history and one shy of the record seven held by Germany’s Michael Schumacher.But those past struggles leave Hamilton downplaying his chances of closing out the championship in Mexico City.“I don’t anticipate it will be Mexico,” Hamilton said, adding his poor outings the last two years here have been “pretty shocking.”“Mexico is generally our worst race of the year because of the way our car is set up and it’s going to be a tough one for us,” he said.Mexico City’s thin air at 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) and the long straight out of the starting grid at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez have favored Red Bull and Ferrari the last two years. And given Ferrari’s power surge and three victories since the summer break, Hamilton points to the Italian team as the favorite Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves on the podium after finishing third in the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)MEXICO CITY — For a place that has twice crowned him Formula One champion, Mexico City has not been particularly kind to Lewis Hamilton.The massive crowds adore him and he’s spun his Mercedes through the twisting curves on the stadium course to earn a place among F1’s greatest drivers.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue He just struggles to win here.Hamilton has just one victory in four years at the Mexican Grand Prix and the last two races were among his worst outings in two title-winning seasons for Mercedes. He finished ninth in 2017 and fourth in 2018 as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen raced away with victories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBoth of those results were good enough for Hamilton to limp across the finish line as the season champion. He got to parade with the Union Jack flag and pop champagne, but the celebrations missed the extra spice and thrill of a race victory.It could happen again. View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Bates shows his worth down low against Chabi Yo, Tigers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The federal government is ending its large financial subsidies. New investment from Mexico City business leaders and the local government will keep it on the F1 calendar through 2022. The race will be the Mexico City Grand Prix starting next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hamilton has just one win since the summer in last five races, a considerable drought for him.“I’m hoping for a better weekend but I think it’s going to be very hard to beat the Ferraris with those long straights,” Hamilton said.Ferrari will take the favorite’s role and run with it.“We arrive in Mexico determined to win,” Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto said. “We will be aiming for our sixth consecutive pole, before looking to convert that into a victory.”Hamilton’s lone win here came in 2016 when he was in a desperate hunt to catch teammate Nico Rosberg in the championship. He rallied to push the title chase to the final race in Abu Dhabi, where Hamilton won and Rosberg won the championship.Mercedes once again has the only two drivers who can win the championship, but none of the garage tension and turmoil between Hamilton and Rosberg that split the team in 2015 and 2016.Bottas has three victories, including two weeks ago in Japan. He won two of the first four races of the season, before a midseason slump raised questions whether he would even be retained by Mercedes in 2020. Those ended when the Finnish driver finally got a contract extension in August.There are multiple results combinations that could clinch Hamilton’s championship Sunday if he finishes on the podium and 14 points ahead of Bottas. But any result with Hamilton fourth or lower automatically pushes the championship to next week’s U.S. Grand Prix in Texas. Hamilton clinched the title there in 2015.“Everything’s possible,” Bottas said. “Although I’m realistic as well that I will need to be very lucky, that’s a fact, to win all the rest of the races.”Always a festive atmosphere with some of the biggest crowds of the F1 season, the Mexican Grand Prix will race with a sense of relief. The race had been in danger of ending this year at the end of its original five-year contract. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Indore Test: India aim for clean sweep, NZ eye consolation win

first_imgWith the series already sealed and the number one Test spot cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand tomorrow in Indore, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test series at home. (Gautam Gambhir will play third Test, confirms captain Virat Kohli)The hosts had blanked Australia 4-0 in 2012-13 and the West Indies in the next season. They nearly repeated the feat against South Africa last year and this impressive history in recent past makes India favourites in the first-ever Test being hosted by this city which has a long tradition in the game.New Zealand, who have competed well in phases against the rampaging home team so far, have an enviable task of stopping the Virat Kohli-led side from notching up their 12th win at home from 14 encounters. (Virat Kohli’s India look to extend unbeaten run at home)The Kiwis would hope that captain Kane Williamson, who missed the second game due to illness, regains full fitness to lead them in their last-ditch effort to score a rare victory on the Indian soil.Williamson batted in the nets yesterday and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen said the signs were positive. Williamson is easily their most accomplished batsman to negate the twin threat of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as he showed in the lost cause (by 197 runs) in the series opener in Kanpur, making 75 and 25.In Williamson’s absence, the Kiwis folded up without much of a fight in the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir’s return evokes nostalgia)advertisementNew Zealand spinners too have been unable to put pressure on the Indian batsmen. However, their pacers have shown hunger in tough Indian conditions.Meanwhile, India would certainly miss the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is out with a back injury after grabbing a five-wicket haul in the first innings in Kolkata.Umesh Yadav, who played in the first game, is expected to be back into the playing XI. (Captaining India helped me play even better, says Virat Kohli)However, the biggest threat for the Kiwi batsmen are Ashwin, with his variety in off spin, and Jadeja, who bowls left arm spin with pin-point accuracy.In batting, Cheteshwar Pujara has been the man in form even as the the team management would be pleased with Rohit Sharma for playing a responsible knock in the second innings of the Kolkata Test. (India’s future bright under Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)Gautam Gambhir is also set to return to the top of the order and play in his first Test after losing his place during the England tour in 2014. He will be the third opening partner in the series for Murali Vijay who opened with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan in the first two Tests before both went out of the squad by picking up injuries.The weather could also play its part in Indore as light showers have been forecast for the last two days of the game.Teams:New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Jeetan Patel, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner and BJ Watling.India: Virat Kohli (capt), Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Karun Nair.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

France vs Croatia World Cup final: A crash course on what makes football so addictive

first_imgIf Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia was the first football game you ever watched, rest assured that you sat through a crash course in the heady mix of athleticism, emotional vicissitude and controversy that makes this game so intoxicating.The French won 4-2, despite surrendering an early lead in the first half. Among the the six goals scored in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium — more goals, by the way, than in the four previous finals combined (excluding shootouts) — was an own goal, a penalty that many will say shouldn’t have been awarded, and a trio of truly sublime finishes.”Twenty years later, France are world champions,” proclaimed the Figaro newspaper’s lead web story minutes after the win. Indeed, two decades ago in Paris, it was Didier Deschamps, France’s coach, who held aloft the coveted, gilded prize; he captained the side that beat Ronaldo’s Brazil in 1998. And while Jacques Chirac, then the French president, didn’t have to go far from the Elysée Palace to take part in his nation’s moment of glory, Emmanuel Macron crossed a time zone or two to root for Les Bleus.Macron will fly back on cloud nine, but he and the rest of his compatriots had to endure some pretty nervy moments: First, Ivan Perisic cancelled out Mandzukic’s own-goal with a superb equaliser, popping any ballooning French hopes of a lazy stroll in the park.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThen came the penalty. There was a clear handball in Croatia’s box, but the question was: was it intentional? The referee peered long and hard at the VAR screen, and then took another quick peek before announcing his decision. Antoine Griezmann scored for France.advertisementBut even after goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe (who is 19, and hadn’t yet been born when France last won the World Cup), Mandzukic had enough energy and belief to force Lloris, France’s goalkeeper, into making a bizarre mistake. With the ball at his feet, the Frenchman attempted a surprise left turn to wrong-foot the charging striker. He failed, and gifted the Croatians a second goal. Thankfully for him, it would be their last.France beat Croatia 4-2 to become FIFA World Cup 2018 championsSometime in the middle of all this — as if there wasn’t already enough drama — security personnel had to deal with a pitch invasion. Phew.It will be hard to console Croatia, despite the fact that they have a lot to be proud of. Take for instance, their 3-0 win against Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the group stages, or their recoveries after going behind in all three of their previous knockout games — against Denmark, Russia and England. But only time can heal the would left by the loss of the rarest of prizes — one that came within grasping distance, and came there despite staggering odds.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersBut one day, perhaps, when age has soothed Mario Mandzukic’s gnawing regret, someone — maybe a young Croatian schoolboy — will ask him why he chose a career in football. And without uttering a word in reply, the striker can play him a recording of the 2018 final, every heart-stopping moment of it — so he can see for himself.last_img read more

IOWA RECORDS 1ST FLU DEATH OF SEASON

first_imgIt is not to early to get your flu shot for the winter season.Ann Garvey of the Iowa Department of Public Health says a central Iowa man over 81years of age is the state’s first confirmed flu death this season.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FLU.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………holidays start” ;16Garvey says Iowa’s flu season generally hits its peak during the months of January and February.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FLU2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..older individuals”. :18Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FLU3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………cut down on transmission. ;18The Centers for Disease Control recommends that almost everyone over six months of age should receive the flu vaccine.Radio Iowalast_img read more

Stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton Does All His Own Stunts (And Everyone Else’s)

first_img The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now If you were to make a list of the top five most badass professions, movie stuntman would probably take the top spot, if not all five. These guys are fearless, indestructible, and responsible for countless on-screen thrills. They’re the real heroes.We were lucky enough to interview Bobby Holland Hanton, a mighty warrior who stands (and runs, and jumps, and falls) with the great film stunt performers of our time. His résumé is nothing short of incredible: He’s worked on Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight Rises, the most recent Bond films, and Game of Thrones, to name just a few.In our interview, we discuss a range of topics, including stunts, injuries, grooming, fitness, vacations, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which Bobby is in). Before we get started, we urge you to check out Bobby’s jaw-dropping showreel, which features lots of behind-the-scenes ass-kickery.The Manual: Looking at your IMDb page, it looks like you double for Chris Hemsworth in just about all his action-oriented films. He must have you on speed dial by now.Bobby Holland Hanton: Yeah, it’s amazing, I feel like I have a real good relationship with him. I’ve known him for a while, since Snow White and the Huntsman. We’re the same age, he’s got a great sense of humor, and we get on great. It’s a real privilege to work with someone that professional and so good at his job and his craft, and who also appreciates other people that want to do a good job for him. It’s an honor to be a part of his team. It actually reminds me of Entourage a lot, cause he’s got such a lovely, great team, and everyone is super loyal. It’s a credit to him — everyone loves him.TM: What surprises people about what you do? What kind of myths or misconceptions are out there?BHH: Most people don’t understand exactly how much time we put into it. I think on a film, we’re often the first to start and last to finish, mostly because of the safety side of it. It’s such a dangerous industry that we’re in, and we have to make sure we’re on point all the time so we can eliminate as much danger as possible. On The Avengers, for example, I think I was rehearsing for 12 or 13 weeks before the film started, and then we were on it for maybe 5 months of filming. You end up doing jobs between 7 and 8 months sometimes, if the movie is really action-heavy.And also the creativity that comes from the stunt department, to try to make the action scenes look as good as possible. We have these meetings with the director, and we have creative input, and the actor often has an opinion. We work super hard, everyone works together, and it’s nice to know that once it’s on camera, it’s forever. It’s a nice feeling, to sometimes look back on it, and be like, ‘Oh, I worked on that.’TM: As a stuntman, you’re kind of the unsung hero in a lot of ways. Does that ever bother you?BHH: I don’t know, it’s kind of cool sometimes, being that way. It’s a little like Daft Punk, the band; no one knows who you are, you get to go out and be yourself and not have to worry about it. When we go out to dinner with Chris Hemsworth, he’s always being looked at. He deals with it so well, he’s so good with his fans, but some people might not be cut out for it. I’m quite happy that we get to meet amazing people. We get the best of both worlds. We have a great living, we work hard, we do something that we love, and get to be a part of something that’s on film forever. I think our position is pretty special.TM: You’re fit fella. Do you have any tips for guys who are trying to get into a regular fitness routine? How do you do it?  BHH: I was a gymnast from the age of four, and I stopped competing for Great Britain when I was 17. When you’re doing something that intense, you build this core strength and flexibility that lasts as long as you keep it up. I had to work real hard to get into the same kind of shape as Chris Hemsworth, because he’s a machine. He’s not human, he’s actually carved out of ice.It’s very difficult for me to train, work, and eat well to stay in shape, but I’ve come up with a formula that works for me. I do a lot of circuit work and core strength work; instead of going jogging one day, and then doing weights on another day, I try to do it all together within a circuit. We’ve got a gym here that I’m a part of and I founded. It’s called The Body Shape Studios, and it’s basically EMS, electronic muscle stimulation. You put on this suit, and as you train the suit stimulates your muscles. 20 minutes in this suit is the equivalent of 2 hours in the gym. With trying to fit everything in to my work schedule, it’s such a great little thing.TM: What else helps you stay healthy?BHH: I’d say 80 percent of all of it is diet. That would be another piece of advice, is to eat well and balanced. You can train all you want, but if you’re not eating properly, you’re not going to see the results you want to see. I love bad food — I grew up with that kind of food, just because I was a gymnast and I was training five hours a day, six days a week. I could eat whatever I wanted and burn it off quick, but that’s not the case anymore. Being a little bit older and not a teenager anymore, I have to watch what I eat. To get the results you want, you have to be strict, and it’s not easy. I believe if it wasn’t part of my job, it would be very different.TM: Would you mind describing your basic grooming routine?BHH: By the time I get home in the evening, I’ve got like maybe six or seven layers of makeup on, plus the different kind of makeup they use to cover my tattoos. So by the time I get in the shower, I’ve got quite a lot of crap that I’ve built up over the whole day, and it can be tough on my skin. I use this new hydration face scrub in the mornings to kickstart my day. It’s got micro moisturizers, and there’s no dryness. When I get home in the evenings, I use a deep clean, and it’ll get all my makeup off. There’s no irritation, which is so important to me, and it comes off pretty easy.I also use the Dove Men+ Care Clean Comfort dry spray antiperspirant. It gives me 48-hour protection, not that I need it for 48 hours, because I won’t go for that long without showering, but it gives 48-hour protection and keeps me from smelling on set. The last thing you want is for an actor to say, ‘I don’t want to work with this stunt guy because he smells.’ So I apply it once in the morning and maybe once in the afternoon if it’s really a hot muggy day. Across the board, I use the whole Dove range, which is great for me. I really wouldn’t use anything else.TM: Sounds like you work super hard. What do you do to relax? Are there any specific vacation spots you enjoy?  BHH: I love Italy. I absolutely adore Italy. The Amalfi Coast is just beautiful — there’s a little island I go to called Ischia, just off of Naples. I’m a member of the Soho House group, as well. There are Soho Houses all over the world. They’re great chillout spots, where you can relax and maybe read a book, and train there. When I get time off, which isn’t a great deal, I try to sleep, watch films, and spend time with friends and family. I love going out to nice dinners, I love a good bottle of red wine and a cheese board. So yeah, my time off becomes very precious. I like to do shopping and get stuff done around the house, and try to do all the normal things that people do when they get time off.Related: The Manual’s Top Five Tips for The Amalfi Coast, ItalyTM: What are you working on now?BHH: I can’t say too much at the moment. I’m filming the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, which is called The Huntsman. So we’re full into that.TM: OK, OK, I won’t make you get into trouble or anything. It’s probably the same situation with the new Star Wars, but if there’s anything at all you can tell me about it, I’d love to hear it.BHH: It was an honor to get the call to work on it. It’s every child’s boyhood dream to meet some of people working on it. We had a very good stunt coordinator, and JJ Abrams is a great director. I think it’s going to be pretty epic. I’m super excited — like a kid — that I got to work on it. So yeah, I’m looking forward to it coming out at the end of the year.TM: One of things that excites me about the new Star Wars is that they’re departing from CGI a little bit, and going with more practical effects, which I’m sure is good news for you. More actual stuntmen in there, instead of so much CGI.BHH: Yeah, It’s great for us, and even with the CG movies we still have to be part of it — we start the move and finish the move, and CGI takes over in the middle. Sometimes that’s the case, and there are times when, like Star Wars, like you mentioned, where there’s a lot of stunts in it, and it’s not that much CGI. It’s like an action movie, like James Bond or Bourne.TM: I’ll let you go pretty soon, but I wanted to ask about some of your gnarliest injuries.BHH: Hmm, my gnarliest injuries. I busted my back pretty bad on Green Lantern, in New Orleans. That was an experience. I was out for a bit of time after that. Two discs slipped my vertebrae and paralyzed the front of my leg for like five weeks. I managed to recover from that and I emerged stronger than ever. The next movie I did was Batman, so that was my incentive to get fit again. That was a pretty bad injury, but you know what, it’s the nature of the beast — it’s what we do. People get injuries here and there, and you just work through them. I’ve got a fantastic body coach that looks after me. I’m lucky to have someone who’s able to fix me when I need to get fixed, and as you can imagine, that’s quite a lot when you’re smashing yourself about, hitting the ground, hitting things, and going through things. We get little knocks, but that’s part of it, and that’s part of the buzz, is knowing the danger behind it.TM: Man, that’s rough. But sounds like you’re game. You can take it.BHH: Yeah, I’m super-game.(Photos courtesy of Bobby Holland Hanton) Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 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Vancouverborn author Madeleine Thien wins Governor Generals 2016 Literary Award for fiction

first_imgAdvertisement Vancouver-born and -raised author Madeleine Thien has won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.The English-language winners of this year’s Governor General Literary Awards are:Fiction: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Montreal, Quebec) Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Nonfiction: A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)Poetry: The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton (Kingston, Ontario)Young People’s Literature (text): Calvin by Martine Leavitt (High River, Alberta)Young People’s Literature (illustrated books): Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka (Guelph and Stratford, Ontario) Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Kathy Griffins North American comeback tour to start in Canada

first_imgComedian Kathy Griffin is kicking off her North American tour in Canada this May to try and reclaim her comedy throne after becoming embroiled in controversy last year. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images) Advertisement Griffin will perform in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New York’s Carnegie Hall in June, with further dates to be announced later.In a release for the tour, Griffin promised to tell “the whole story” about the Trump photo, including her “interrogation by the feds,” and her thoughts on her neighbours Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.The performances come as Griffin tries to reclaim her comedy throne after the Trump photo shoot led to a backlash and the cancellation of several tour dates last year. She also lost her longtime New Year’s Eve hosting gig on CNN.Unable to tour in the United States, Griffin went overseas to perform a number of dates in various places, including London, Stockholm, Singapore and Australia.Initially, Griffin apologized for the photo that appeared last May, taken by photographer Tyler Shields.But she later said she was no longer sorry, because the reaction had gotten so out of hand. Advertisement Advertisement Beleaguered comedian Kathy Griffin is launching her North American comeback on the stages of Canada.The insult comic and celebrity gossip hound — who became embroiled in controversy after posing in a photo holding a fake severed head that shared a likeness with U.S. President Donald Trump — has picked Toronto to open her Laugh Your Head Off North American tour on May 25.In 2017, Kathy Griffin held a press conference to apologize for a controversial photo shoot where she was holding a bloodied mask depicting President Donald Trump. After a year of facing backlash and touring overseas, Griffin is finally able to continue her Laugh Your Head Off tour in North America. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)She’ll follow that with three more Canadian dates: Kitchener, Ont., (May 26), Calgary (May 31) and Vancouver (June 2), before moving south to the United States.center_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CWS ARROW ANNOUNCES THE SERIES WILL END AFTER SEASON 8

first_imgThe Toronto-born actor also noted that the eighth season would be shortened and only include 10 episodes, as opposed to the usual 23.Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever. Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes this Fall.There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 6, 2019The longstanding show first aired on CW in 2012 and is one of the network’s most popular programs.The series also introduced the Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, all of which are filmed right here in Vancouver.Keep an eye out for Amell and the rest of the cast, as they’ll be filming in Vancouver for just a little while longer.By Vincent Plana ~ DailyHive Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Arrow CW/Facebook It’s sad news for fans of the Arrowverse.Stephan Amell, lead actor of the series, announced that CW’s Arrow would enter its final season this coming fall.“Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever,” he wrote in a Tweet. Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Stand up for American companies Bombardier and Boeing clash at trade hearing

If the ITC determines there is a threat of injury to the U.S. industry, preliminary countervailing duties could be announced in July, followed in October by preliminary anti-dumping duties, unless the deadlines are extended. Final determinations are scheduled for October and December.Boeing is calling for countervailing duties of 79.41 per cent and anti-dumping charges of 79.82 per cent.The process is similar to the one that has led to duties on Canadian softwood lumber. These are among the looming trade disputes with the U.S., as NAFTA talks could raise the heat on differences over dairy, dispute resolution auto parts and other issues.Boeing complains that Bombardier has received more than US$3 billion in government subsidies so far that have allowed Bombardier to engage in “predatory pricing.”Lawyers for the U.S. aerospace giant argued Thursday that Bombardier’s own words prove it was rescued financially by multibillion-dollar assistance from the Quebec government, which last year invested US$1 billion in exchange for a 49.5 per cent stake in the CSeries. The company also shored up its finances by selling a 30 per cent stake in its railway division to pension fund manager Caisse de depot for US$1.5 billion.The federal government recently provided a $372.5-million loan. That’s on top of about $1 billion received in 2008 from Ottawa, Quebec and Britain to develop the CSeries.Bombardier representatives countered that their planes never competed with Boeing in a sale to Delta — which the American rival describes as a seminal moment.Bombardier lawyer Peter Lichtenbaum said the plaintiff is a global powerhouse that hasn’t lost any sales as a result of Bombardier, has an enviable order backlog and doesn’t even compete with Bombardier in the sales campaigns it has complained about because the CSeries is smaller than Boeing’s 737-800 and Max 8 planes.“Boeing’s petition in this case is unprecedented in its overreach,” he said. “If this is a case of David vs. Goliath, Boeing has cast itself in the wrong role.”Boeing’s annual sales were US$94.6 billion last year. That means the US$330 million Conner expressed concern about amounts to one-third of one per cent of its annual sales. Bombardier revenues last year were US$16.3 billion, including US$9.9 billion from aerospace activities. The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — The next potential Canada-U.S. trade dispute unfolded Thursday as aerospace giants clashed at a Washington hearing that marked the formal launch of investigations into Boeing’s allegations that Bombardier received subsidies allowing it to sell its CSeries planes at below-market prices.“The U.S. market is the most open in the world, but we must take action if our rules are being broken,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement after the hearing began.“While assuring the case is decided strictly on a full and fair assessment of the facts, we will do everything in our power to stand up for American companies and their workers.”U.S. aeronautics powerhouse Boeing argued at the hearing that duties should be imposed on Bombardier aircraft, insisting its smaller Montreal-based rival receives government subsidies that give it an illicit toehold in the international market.Lobbyists, lawyers and aerospace executives crowded the room for a little battle playing out in the broader context of the day’s larger trade news: the U.S. announcement that NAFTA renegotiations will start in the next 90 days.Bombardier in talks with Chinese aircraft manufacturer for potential investment: reportU.S. officially triggers NAFTA renegotiation today, allowing talks to begin in AugustBombardier has made it clear that its true goal is to grab half the international market share for 100-to-150-seat aircraft, according to Boeing, which argues its rival has received an unfair head start from Canadian taxpayers.Boeing vice-president Raymond Conner said the sale of cheap, subsidized planes to Delta Air Lines helped build momentum for Bombardier to enter a new market. If Bombardier reaches its stated goal, he said, it would squeeze Boeing from that market and cost the company US$330 million a year in annual sales.“Today we are at a critical moment,” Conner told the seven-member U.S. International Trade Commission. “If you don’t fix it now, it will be too late to do anything about it later. … What we want is competition that is fair …“You guys can fix this before it is too late.”Boeing has petitioned the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate subsidies of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft that it says have allowed the company to export planes at well below cost. A preliminary determination on the petition is expected by June 12.Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg read more

Russian probe plane crash that killed 50 due to faulty pilot manoeuvrs

Russian probe: plane crash that killed 50 due to faulty pilot manoeuvrs, too steep ascent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jim Heintz, The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am MDT MOSCOW – The pilots of a Boeing 737 that plunged into the ground at Kazan airport lost speed in a steep climb then overcompensated and sent the plane into a near-vertical dive, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by Russian aviation experts. All 50 people aboard were killed.The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil flights in much of the former Soviet Union, said the plane’s engines and other systems were working fine until the moment the plane crashed Sunday night.The Tatarstan Airlines plane was flying from Moscow to the central city of Kazan, 720 kilometres (450 miles) to the east. The Russian aviation experts said the plane’s two pilots had failed to make a proper landing approach on their first attempt, so they began a second try.The report did not specify why the pilots aborted the first landing.To get the plane ready for the second try, the pilots put the plane’s engines on maximum power and raised the plane’s nose up to an angle of about 25 degrees, the report said. That caused a loss of speed.The normal procedure during an aborted landing is to apply near-maximum power and assume about a 5-to-7 degree nose-up attitude, said Kevin Hiatt, a former Delta Air Lines chief pilot and president of the Flight Safety Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit.“Twenty-five degrees nose-up is excessive. There’s no question about that whatsoever,” Hiatt said. “Why they determined they needed to go to that high an angle will be part of the investigation.”At an altitude of about 700 metres (2,200 feet), the crew tried to gain speed and avert a stall by putting the nose of the plane down. The report said the plane then went into a dive of about 75 degrees and smashed into the ground.Airplanes can sometimes recover from steep dives but they must be at a sufficiently high altitude.The plane’s climb and its subsequent plunge lasted only about one minute and it struck the ground going about 450 kilometres per hour (280 mph), the report said.The report drew its conclusions from data retrieved from one of the plane’s two onboard black box recorders. A commission statement said the voice-recording tape that captures the crew’s conversations had not been found, even though its container had been recovered.Such “loss of control” accidents are responsible for more deaths than any other type of plane crash because they are rarely survivable, according to the Flight Safety Foundation, an industry-supported global aviation safety non-profit based in Alexandria, Virginia.The head of Tartarstan Airlines, Aksan Giniyatullin, told a news conference Tuesday in Kazan that the two pilots had plenty of flying experience — ranging from 1,900 to 2,500 hours — and had undergone all the necessary instruction. However, he said the crew apparently had no experience with attempting a second landing.He also said the plane had undergone regularly scheduled maintenance on Nov. 15 — two days before the crash.Tartarstan Airlines records showed that the plane was built 23 years ago and had been used by seven other carriers prior to being picked up by them in 2008. The company has insisted that the aircraft was in good condition.The plane did suffer a loss of cabin pressure in November 2012, Giniyatullin told reporters, but he could not explain why, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency.In 2001, the plane was damaged in a landing accident in Brazil that injured no one.The carrier has had a good safety record but appears to have run into financial problems recently. Its personnel went on strike in September over back wages, and the Kazan airport authority has gone to arbitration to claim Tatarstan Airlines’ alleged debt for servicing its planes.Flight safety is a problem in Russia. Industry experts have blamed some recent Russian crashes on a cost-cutting mentality that neglects safety in the chase for profits. Insufficient pilot training and lax government controls over the industry have also been cited.__Associated Press writer Joan Lowy in Washington, DC, contributed to this report. read more

Ride Along arrives in top position at the box office with 486

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Ride Along” sped past box office records.The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a hefty $48.6 million, marking the biggest debut for a film released in January. “Ride Along” rolled past the record set by the $48.1 million opening of the monster movie “Cloverfield” in 2008.In second place, Universal’s Navy SEAL drama “Lone Survivor” — starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster — earned $25.9 million in its fourth weekend.Open Road Films’ animated film “The Nut Job,” featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser, opened in third place with $25.7 million.___The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are:1. “Ride Along,” Universal, $48,626,380, 2,663 locations, $18,260 average, $48,626,380, 1 week.2. “Lone Survivor,” Universal, $25,929,570, 2,989 locations, $8,675 average, $76,739,691, 4 weeks.3. “The Nut Job,” Open Road, $25,700,000, 3,427 locations, $7,499 average, $25,700,000, 1 week.4. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Paramount, $18,034,726, 3,387 locations, $5,325 average, $18,034,726, 1 week.5. “Frozen,” Disney, $16,068,552, 2,979 locations, $5,394 average, $336,699,913, 9 weeks.6. “American Hustle,” Sony, $11,764,995, 2,204 locations, $5,338 average, $117,596,186, 6 weeks.7. “Devil’s Due,” Fox, $9,145,358, 2,544 locations, $3,595 average, $9,145,358, 1 week.8. “August: Osage County,” The Weinstein Company, $8,801,086, 2,051 locations, $4,291 average, $19,390,356, 4 weeks.9. “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” Paramount, $8,370,423, 1,930 locations, $4,337 average, $91,147,021, 4 weeks.10. “Saving Mr. Banks,” Disney, $4,870,715, 2,449 locations, $1,989 average, $76,115,012, 6 weeks.11. “Her,” Warner Bros., $4,832,192, 1,729 locations, $2,795 average, $15,831,619, 5 weeks.12. “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug,” Warner Bros., $4,540,164, 1,815 locations, $2,501 average, $249,360,009, 6 weeks.13. “The Legend Of Hercules,” Lionsgate, $4,154,895, 2,104 locations, $1,975 average, $15,130,546, 2 weeks.14. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Lionsgate, $3,019,819, 1,328 locations, $2,274 average, $418,019,611, 9 weeks.15. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” Paramount, $2,578,890, 1,731 locations, $1,490 average, $122,510,239, 5 weeks.16. “Gravity,” Warner Bros., $2,307,261, 944 locations, $2,444 average, $258,717,930, 16 weeks.17. “12 Years A Slave,” Fox Searchlight, $1,969,329, 761 locations, $2,588 average, $41,073,627, 14 weeks.18. “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty,” Fox, $1,651,471, 1,037 locations, $1,593 average, $55,447,289, 4 weeks.19. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” Paramount, $1,602,244, 1,569 locations, $1,021 average, $31,535,352, 3 weeks.20. “Philomena,” Weinstein Co., $1,549,543, 505 locations, $3,068 average, $24,312,027, 9 weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2014 2:59 pm MDT ‘Ride Along’ arrives in top position at the box office with $48.6 million read more

Win over Purdue a step in the right direction for Ohio State

OSU senior forward Sam Thompson (12) attempts a layup over Purdue defenders during a game at the Schottenstein Center on March 1. OSU won, 65-61. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has never lost a game at home in the month of March.And he doesn’t seem to care.“We got what, one more left at home? What’s my road record, because we have one on the road before that?” Matta asked after a 65-61 comeback win over Purdue on Sunday night.The Buckeyes, despite falling behind by 12 points in the first half, polished off the comeback at home in front of 15,978 at the Schottenstein Center.The win puts OSU in a three-way tie for the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which is set to begin March 11 in Chicago. If the season was over, tiebreakers would make the Buckeyes the sixth seed in the tournament, keeping them from the double-bye rewarded to the top four teams in the conference.But with two games remaining to close out the regular season — one against Penn State on the road and the other against Wisconsin at home — Matta said he hasn’t paid any attention to where his team is seeded.“For a million dollars, I couldn’t tell you who we are in a tie with, that’s how much I follow it,” Matta said. “I’ll be honest with you, 15 years as a head coach, I’ve never thought about the conference tournament and I won’t think about it till Sunday when the season is over. My focus is on getting these guys ready to go on Wednesday night.”While Matta might not know, OSU is in a tie with the Michigan State Spartans and Iowa Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes put up  a combined 0-3 record against the two teams this season.However, Matta said coming back to beat Purdue on its home floor was a big step in the right direction heading into the home stretch.“You’ve got to find ways to win basketball games, you have to make plays, and I think guys did a good job of that,” Matta said. “We were fortunate to get back in it.”Playing a huge part in Sunday’s win was freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who said he is excited about the way the Buckeyes are playing as they close out the regular season.“I could get used to this. This is great. Coach preached in shootaround, ‘It’s March, and it’s here,’” Russell said. “Every win counts and any win can trigger a run, and just getting this win on our home court is great going down to Penn State.”Senior forward Sam Thompson, who scored nine of his 14 points in the second half in the win over Purdue, agreed with his younger teammate.“This is the type of win we need to get, especially in the month of March,” Thompson said. “This is a step in the right direction, so we need to have a good day of practice and take care of business on Wednesday.”The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions on Feb. 11 by 20 points at home, but fell in State College, Pa., last season, 65-63, marking Matta’s second loss to Penn State in his career at OSU.After the one-game road trip, the Buckeyes are set to return home for senior day and take on Wisconsin on Sunday. The Badgers currently sit at No. 5 in the country and have lost just two Big Ten games this season, against Maryland and Rutgers.Russell, who has not yet experienced March Madness, perhaps summarized the Buckeyes’ position in one sentence as he left the postgame podium.“We’re making our strides forward, and there’s no room to go backwards,” he said. read more

Patrick Eilert goes home to AJAX after six years in ASOBAL

AJAX KobenhavnPatrick Eilert ← Previous Story VIDEO: Pascual and Co. present historical seven trophies Next Story → SG BBM Bietigheim “lost” goalkeeper with EHF CL experience – Ivan Stevanovic The new reinforcement of the Danish team AJAX Kobenhavn is the experienced domestic right back Patrick Eilert (26) who decided to finish his career in Spanish ASOBAL after six seasons there. The 205 cm tall lefthander left Naturhouse La Rioja, the team from Logrono with whom he won the second place in the Championship last season.However, the lights of the EHF Champions League don’t look enough attractive for the Danish guy who wanted to come back home and focus also on studies and some hobbies.– We are in AJAX Copenhagen incredibly happy – and proud – that we have managed to add a profile as Patrick Lykke Eilert team – says Ajax sporting director Ole Christensen, writes hbold.dk.Eilert played for Ciudad Real, Torrevieja and BM Valladolid before he joined La Rioja. read more

A long life lived with passion and commitment Dublin tribute to Mandela

first_imgThe impact of his personality has been such that everyone across the world knows him as ‘one of their own.’ He has espoused values of principle, of human worth and of change and inclusion which have made it virtually impossible for unreflective conservatism to hold sway with any credibility or integrity. This is a legacy of thanksgiving.He spoke of Mandela’s contribution to The Special Olympics in Ireland and reflected on “a life which has changed the human face of the world”.Books of condolences remain open at churches across the country today.The pillar of the family is goneA woman and her son sit in front of a pile of flowers offered to former President Nelson Mandela (Image: Themba Hadebe/AP/PA).Meanwhile in Johannesburg, a special prayer service took place this morning as South Africa holds a ‘day of prayer’ to honour the anti-apartheid leader who inspired so many.“We should pray for us not to forget some of the values that Madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for,” President Jacob Zuma told the congregation.Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela’s former wife, greets worshippers at the Bryanston Methodist Church in Bryanston suburb of Johannesburg (Image: Peter Dejong/AP/PA).In a statement, Mandela’s family compared the loss of their adored patriarch to the trauma of separation during his long incarceration in Robben Island.“The pillar of the family is gone, just as he was away during that 27 painful years of imprisonment,” the statement said.“As a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the values he lived for and was prepared to die for.“Chief among these is the lesson that a life lived for others is a life well-lived,” it said.- With additional reporting from AFP.Read: Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral>Madiba: The last official portrait> THE ARCHBISHOP OF Dublin paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela today at a carol service for the international community.At the service in the Church of St George and St Thomas on Cathal Brugha Street, Archbishop Dr Michael Jackson said Mandela lived “a long life lived with passion and commitment” which brought about many changes in him and in the nation he belonged to.“His stamina and idealism gave birth to patience and politics which secured dignity for the human person in South Africa such as had never been in place before and would not have happened had it not been for him – who he was and how he did it,” he told those in attendance at the service.last_img read more

Samsung Music Hub includes 100GB cloud storage powered by 7digital and mSpot

first_imgWhen you’re playing catch-up with the likes of Apple, building your own music store from scratch just isn’t a viable option any more. Jumping into the streaming game is tough, too, with services like Spotify, Last.FM, and Pandora all having a huge head start. Samsung’s answer? To sign on with global music merchants 7digital and roll a private-label service using their existing catalog and infrastructure.It’s a huge win for 7digital, who now becomes the default destination for all things musical on all Samsung’s new devices –which could well include laptops in addition to smartphones and tablets (and possibly other connected devices like HDTVs and refrigerators). Beyond offering 7digital’s library of more than 19 million songs for purchase, the Samsung Music Hub will also include a 100GB cloud storage locker built around mSpot — which Samsung acquired just recently.Samsung says it wants to be “bigger than Apple.” They already are, of course, when it comes to global handset and tablet sales, and their impressive market gains will go a long way towards helping them challenge iTunes — at least when it comes to music.The Samsung Music Hub will be 7digital’s first kick at the streaming can. They’ve got plenty of experience delivering digital downloads and cloud-connected players, however, so there’s no doubt they can pull it off. They’re the perfect partner for Samsung’s new-and-improved service, and with millions of Galaxy S3 pre-orders logged and units now shipping to customers, it won’t take long to learn what kind of impact this collaboration will have on the digital music marketplace.More at Pocket Lintlast_img read more

The Clark County Fair by night

first_imgAs the sun begins to set and the breeze blows away the day’s heat, the Clark County Fair takes on a new, intimate tone. Animals are bedded down, and the noise from the arena fades. The darkness falls. Now comes the carnival’s magic hour. The air smells of spun sugar and hickory smoke from the day’s last grilled turkey leg. Heavy metal music pulses from the thrill rides, along with a cacophony of voices punctuated with screams. Thousands of colored lights transform what was a grassy field and a macadam parking lot into an ethereal evening.last_img

Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows

first_img Facebook Elton John’s Final Curtain Call In Las Vegas elton-john-plans-final-las-vegas-residency-shows GRAMMY winner announces the final dates for his long-running Million Dollar Piano residency Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 16, 2017 – 2:04 pm Since his initial 2004 The Red Piano Las Vegas residency, and now his Million Dollar Piano Show, which he reprised in 2011, Elton John has played nearly 450 dates during his stint in Las Vegas. That time will now come to a close in 2018. Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Elton John Interview Twitter Email News The GRAMMY winner announced his final 14 residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will run between April 28 and May 19, 2018. These follow a 17th leg to his show in October and November, as well as dates in February and March 2018.Tickets for these final dates will go on sale Oct. 22, and are available in person at the box office or via AXS.com or the Colosseum’s website.”Weird Al” Yankovic Announces “Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”last_img read more

Longtime Juneau painter Herb Bonnett dies at 87

first_imgLongtime Juneau resident and painter Herb Bonnett attends the Juneau Pioneer Home’s senior prom on June 22, 2017. He died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Photo by Philip Loseby/Juneau Pioneer Home)Longtime Juneau resident and painter Herb Bonnett died this morning at the age of 87.Listen nowBonnett’s paintings of boats, planes and iconic local landmarks are all over Juneau, including a very large painting on the back wall of the Juneau Assembly’s chambers at City Hall.Daughter Michelle Bonnet Hale said he’s very well known by “old Juneau.”“You can just see his prints all over town,” Hale said. “And lots of his prints in banks – so he’s got a print of the old Douglas bridge, he’s got prints of ferries. One of the more recent prints that he has is called ‘Rainy night in Juneau’ and it’s looking up Franklin Street on a rainy night.”Hale said her father signed his paintings Bonnet, but he was officially Bonnett with two Ts.Herb Bonnett was the son of an AJ Mine electrical engineer. He was born at St. Ann’s Hospital in 1930 and grew up in Thane and Douglas. He drew and painted for decades.Hale said her father died peacefully at the Juneau Pioneer Home.“He had a very good run of it, very long, good life in Juneau and Southeast on his boats with his friends,” Hale said.Mail condolences for the family to Michelle Hale at 4431 Taku Boulevard, Juneau, 99801. A tribute is being planned.last_img read more