Video: Ohio State Linebackers Joe Burger And Craig Fada Show Off Their Apartment On “OSU Cribs”

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When it comes to college housing, Ohio State football players have it pretty good. Buckeye linebackers Joe Burger and Craig Fada showed off their apartment on the first episode of “OSU Cribs,” and we must say, they have a pretty nice pad. There is plenty of Ohio State-themed memorabilia around, as you’d expect, but they also show off the strobe light and fog machine set up. And of course, like any good episode of Cribs, we get a look at the players’ cars.Playing football at Ohio State looks like a decent time. Not that we didn’t already know it.last_img read more

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Mrs Brown Star Brendan OCarroll Donates To Grieving Family

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll has donated $50,000 to a grieving family while on tour in Australia.The comedian was appearing on a current affairs show when he became aware of the story of Sarah Paino, who was killed in a horror car crash in Hobart, Tasmania, while 32 weeks pregnant.The 24-year-old mother was killed when teenage joyriders in a stolen car smashed into her vehicle, but doctors were able to save her unborn son.When Brendan heard the story, he immediately stepped up to help Sarah’s partner, Daniel Stirling, her 2-year-old son and her newborn son.“I was really touched by the piece you did on Daniel (Stirling) in Hobart,” Brendan told hosts of the show The Project. “We’re very much a family so if it’s okay with you guys, we as the Brown family would like to donate 50 grand to that fund.“We’re travelling out to do the show in Hobart and we hope to make you guys smile – but in the meantime Hobart’s been really good to us and we’d want to get a chance to be good back.”To find out how you can donate to the cause, click here.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Apple sees further weakness in iPhone sales

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Apple warns that disappointing iPhone sales will cause a significant drop in its revenue over the crucial holiday season compared to earlier projections.CEO Tim Cook made the announcement after the market closed Wednesday. It embodies some of the worst fears of investors, who have been dumping Apple shares amid signs that the latest iPhone models weren’t living up to expectations.Cook cited China as Apple’s biggest weak spot, but also said that consumers weren’t upgrading to the latest iPhones models as eagerly as anticipated.As a result, Apple now expects revenue of $84 billion for the fiscal quarter running from October through December. Management had previously predicted revenue ranging from $89 billion to $93 billion.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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What Does Kevin Durants Injury Mean For The Warriors

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show was taped live at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. On this episode (Mar. 8, 2017), we talk to Baltimore Raven John Urschel, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT during the offseason. Next, we break down what Kevin Durant’s injury means for the Warriors’s postseason prospects. Finally, we investigate some interesting NHL trades and ponder the merits of building a hockey super team. Plus, we turn our regular significant digit segment into a quiz!Links to what we discussed:John Urschel explained his decision to head back to school for The Players’ Tribune last year.Urschel was recently named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner wrote about why Kevin Durant’s injury showed how much the Warriors needed him.The Kevin Shattenkirk trade was a no-brainer for the Capitals, notes The Washington Post’s Steve Allen.Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky says that the Ben Bishop trade was startlingly smart. read more

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Thad Matta earns 300th win in Ohio State mens basketball season opener

OSU freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate in action during a game against Marquette on Nov. 18 in Columbus. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta notched his 300th win as the Buckeyes defeated Mount St. Mary’s 76-54 in the team’s first game of the season.Matta, who is in his 12th season with the team, became OSU’s all-time winningest coach during last season’s Big Ten tournament. His OSU teams now have a record of 300-94.“I’ve always said that I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here at Ohio State,” Matta said. “It goes back to (Alex Haley’s) old saying, ‘When you see a turtle on the fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself.’ That’s definitely me on that fence post.”Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate said Matta is deserving of his record.“That’s just another stat to add to his résumé, he’s a wonderful coach, he’s a wonderful guy and hopefully we have many to come this year,” Tate said.Tate, who missed the Buckeyes’ exhibition game against Walsh with a sprained ankle, helped lead the Buckeyes to victory with an impressive offensive showing. His 21 points were one shy of tying his career-high, and his two 3-point field goals nearly equaled his season total from his freshman campaign (three). “It definitely boosts my confidence. I’m still not where I want to be, so I have to continue to work, I can’t rest on that,” Tate said.Matta said as a coach it was rewarding to see Tate’s hard work pay off.“Jae’Sean was good. It was so exciting when he let his first three go, to see it go down. I’ve seen that kid, how diligent he’s been in terms of his work ethic and developing that,” Matta said.Two of the more veteran players on the roster, junior forward Marc Loving and sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, led the team in minutes with 35 and 38, respectively, but it was freshman center/forward Daniel Giddens who made one of the biggest impacts of the afternoon.The 6-foot-9 Mableton, Georgia, native made his presence known with 11 points in 26 minutes of hard play.“For myself individually, I just have to build on what I did today and just want to make this season a successful one,” Giddens said.Matta said he was impressed with Giddens’ play.“Daniel was everywhere. He was showing his chest, helping, getting back to his man,” Matta said. “The thing I love about Daniel is that effort is never going to be a problem for him. He’s a kid who cares, he is starving for extra work, he’s starving for finding ways to improve his game.” Giddens appeared to be calm on the court, but the freshman said he was “freaking out”  internally.“I’m not going to lie, I was nervous. I’m still nervous. This is new to me,” Giddens said.Other freshmen members of the Scarlet and Gray also made their presences known. Guard JaQuan Lyle put up 12 points, the third-highest of the team, and guard A.J. Harris came off the bench, showing off his publicized speed and energy. Meanwhile, guard Austin Grandstaff nailed a 3-point attempt, his first and only shot of his young career. The Buckeyes started the game strong going into the half with a 42-21 lead and a team field-goal percentage of 56.3 percent. The Mountaineers tried to mount a comeback in the second half, at one point cutting the deficit to 13 points.“I painted the picture at halftime, I said this is what could happen and it did. We got a little bit complacent,” Matta said. “We didn’t have the pace we needed in the second half.”Turnovers were an issue for the Buckeyes throughout the game, something Tate said will get better as the season goes along.“Having such a young team, being the first game I think that played a role in that. With two freshman point guards and so many young guys, we’ll mature as the season goes on,” Tate said.Matta said the turnovers were due to not making the simple play, and there’s still a lot of teaching needed for a young Buckeye team that has games both Tuesday and Friday. “I just told them after the game, ‘You guys want to play in the NBA? Well, you’ve got an NBA schedule this week,’” Matta said. “We’ve got to prepare for Grambling, but we also got to look at what we need to get better at.”The Buckeyes are set to take the court again at the Schottenstein Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Grambling State. read more

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NCAA approves tougher violations rules Gene Smith sees improvement in flawed system

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on ncaa.org.  Among the most notable changes involve holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for an “atmosphere of strict compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will now be four levels, with a level one violation being the most “severe breach of conduct.” The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a level one violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches as well as programs can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In Ohio State football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the `risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people — often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs — to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help to solve a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on August 1, 2013. Dan Hope contributed to this article
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Charlie Austin banned for two games after abusive gesture

first_imgSouthampton striker Charlie Austin has been handed a two-game ban by the English FA for his gesture during the club’s 3-1 home loss Manchester City, Goal claims.The former Queens Park Rangers striker was booed when he was substituted off in the 68th minute and appeared to make an abusive sign towards the travelling City fans last month.The Football Association charged the 29-year-old with making “an abusive and/or insulting” gesture and he will miss the next Premier League against Leicester City this weekend as well as the FA Cup replay against Derby County on January 16.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…This is not the first time Austin has found himself in disciplinary matters with the FA. In 2016 the striker received a three-match ban for violent conduct following an altercation with Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.Austin also was shown a red card as a QPR player during a 2-0 win against Burnley, after finding the back of the net against his former club.The striker’s suspension leaves Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl with only Shane Long, Sam Gallagher and Michael Obafemi as his only options in attack.last_img read more

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Millions of Extra Government Revenue to rollover to upcoming Fiscal Year

first_img Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:government revenue, washington misick Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Jan 2015 – For the first time in three years, the Turks and Caicos is poised to hear the Budget Communication from the Government on time. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Finance revealed that the preliminary FSPS or Financial and Strategic Policy Statement is being prepared for presentation to the House of Assembly. But that is not what the PNP Administration is touting as the biggest success here; the government explains that strong negotiation from their side has caused the UK ministers to acquiesce to a push to have unspent monies rolled over into this new financial year projected to start on time in April. Finance Minister Washington Misick said: “We are able to do this because of this country’s prudent economic path. Since we were elected in 2012, the TCI has experienced above average Caribbean growth, and improved government revenues. This agreement will ensure that (we)rollover approximately $6m to support our policy commitments, rather than otherwise reallocating these monies to debt reduction.” And there is insight into what the new FSPS will contain including: “the proposed pay and grading review, to address pay anomalies in the public service and (we will) assist in the recruitment and retention of critical front line staff.” There are said to be as many as nine other stand out and priority areas of the Rufus Ewing led government, these falling in line explained Minister Washy with the party’s platform. Those areas were named as: Environmental protection, Environmental cleanliness, Strengthening of Local Governance in the family islands, Marketing and promotion of the family islands as tourist destinations, Cultural and heritage celebration, Youth development, Government information service, Tertiary education – scholarship allocation, increased funding for TCI Community College and Civil Servants training and the monitoring of the existing PPP with Inter-Health Canada to improve value for money. last_img read more

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Digicel NBA team up again 60 TCI children to benefit

first_imgLast year’s clinic saw Wilkins Sylvain, Shadarno Clarke, Karl Shand Jr., Brendan Handfield and Willcan Seymour move on to the Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago, with Clarke being the first player selected to the top 8 for the NBA NYC Experience. Ten clinics are being held Caribbean-wide by Digicel and the NBA.  The Jumpstart Clinic is set for this weekend Sept. 9th-11th, and Digicel says it will play host to the hoop dreams of 60 players – boys and girls. Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital Woman shot multiple times in Provo still critical Related Items:Digicel and NBA team up again, Digicel Jumpstart program, takara bain Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 6, 2016 – Digicel will this Friday officially launch, for the second year running, its Jumpstart program.   It is a sport initiative tailored to the Caribbean in partnership with the NBA.  Takara Bain, Head of Marketing for Digicel TCI said: “We are excited to be hosting the Digicel Jumpstart programme here once again. This is part of Digicel’s continuing commitment to nurturing and developing sports in the TCI …”  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Hospitals ready to ride out the stormlast_img read more

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Harry Maguire hoping Leicester bounce back at Everton

first_imgLeicester City defender Harry Maguire is looking to quickly put the disappointment of their 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City behind themFollowing surprise back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, Leicester were brought back down to Earth in front of their home supporters at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Despite enjoying 62% of the possession, the Foxes couldn’t translate their dominance into goals and were made to pay the ultimate price when Victor Camarasa scored a stunning injury-time winner for Cardiff.But Maguire hopes to put the defeat behind them quickly ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Goodison Park against Everton, who sit just a point behind them in the Premier League.“That is the best thing about the Christmas period,” said Maguire, according to BT Sport.“Once you get a defeat you only have to wait two or three days before you are playing again.“It’s nice to have another game in three days and it’s a big game for us now at Everton.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We will look forward to that one, try to rest and recover and hopefully get the three points up there.”The England international admits their festive schdule, which has seen them play three times in the past seven days, has taken it’s toll on the squad.“Yes, obviously it’s tough for the boys who have played all three games with three 90 minutes,” said Maguire.“It is the same for every player in the Premier League. We don’t use that as an excuse.“It wasn’t our best performance, no doubt about it and we are not using it as an excuse, but we dominated the game and had numerous chances.“I can’t recall them having a clear-cut chance in the game. Then they score an unbelievable goal and it’s a great victory for them.”Leicester are eighth in the Premier League with 28 points from 20 games.last_img read more

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City of San Marcos Mayor on local transit

first_imgCity of San Marcos Mayor on local transit Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City of San Marcos Mayor, Rebecca Jones, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss SANDAG’s vision for Transnet funds. Posted: May 3, 2019last_img read more

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Publishers Fiddle While the Newsstand Channel Burns

first_imgThe Newsstand Channel Is Being Hollowed OutThe devastating first-half sales are, as we’re all aware, not an anomaly. The steep decline began in the first half of 2008 and has essentially continued unabated since then. A brief recap illustrates the accumulative depth of the sales slide: To paraphrase Senator John McCain—let’s have some straight talk. The newsstand as we know it is nearing endangered species status. How much further do newsstand sales have to decline before publishers take corrective action?  It’s well known that newsstand sales are in the dumper, but the depth of the audited publication sales slide in the first half of this year is even greater than has recently been reported by the media. A 9.6 percent sales decline (reported by the media) is huge, but the extent of the actual slide is more than 20 percent greater.The reason for the difference is that the numbers reported by the media only represent the sales status of titles that were audited in both the first half of this year and the first half of last year. It doesn’t, however, include titles audited a year go, but have either ceased being audited and/or have discontinued being published. Examples include; Soap Opera Weekly, Soap Opera ABC, Soap Opera CBS, Cooking with Paula Deen and Spin. If sales data from discontinued/no longer audited titles are included in the calculation, the overall unit sales decline is estimated (based on preliminary ABC reports) to be a breath-taking 12.8 percent and a corresponding 12.2 percent fall in revenue. The unit sales of audited publications have declined nearly 45 percent in the last four and a half years. Since 2007 it’s estimated that by the end of 2012 the annual unit sales of audited publications will have fallen from about 930 million to 510 million—a staggering annual sales loss of 420 million copies. The revenue will have declined from $3.2 billion to approximately $2.4 billion.What’s Gone Wrong?There are many explanations for this decline—the great recession, fewer store visits and a more cost conscious consumer. But the most significant has been the impact of technological change that has increased the proclivity of consumers to acquire news and information on a range of mobile devices that are offering better and better user experiences. Together all of these things have contributed to the decline.Should the Decline Have Been So Steep?In this 4-year period of unprecedented change a substantial sales decline would certainly have been expected. But should it have been so severe? I would argue the decline has been exacerbated by a timid publishing community and the restraints of an antiquated newsstand channel distribution system. The channel has, in effect, been held hostage by a costly, inefficient system loaded with duplication of effort. This is largely a product of its two-middlemen (wholesalers and national distributors) configuration.Years ago the channel probably required a two-middlemen check and balance approach in order to meet the needs of accommodating a vast distribution network with over 500 independent wholesalers. Today just three wholesalers control the majority of all magazine newsstand distributions and the two-middlemen configuration seems seriously out of date. However, the corrosive often adversarial nature of this configuration continues to persist, which has seriously thwarted the prospect for channel reform.As I indicated in a February story (after the audit bureaus reported last year’s second-half sales) the magazine newsstand had reached viral conditions and it was clear that the desperately persistent decline was now feeding on itself. Six months later the first half results (the steepest sales decline in recent history) only confirms the viral nature of channel conditions.Publishers and Wholesalers: Coping in the Age of Newsstand AusterityPublishersFor years publisher’s newsstand actions were dictated primarily by competitive self-interest. They largely ignored the health of the supply chain and the financial sustainability of its wholesaling “partners.” These actions, although seemingly counter productive, were precipitated by the huge diversity of the publishing community (like herding cats) and by the knowledge that they had a range of other alternatives (not just newsstand circ) for delivering readers to meet their circ level requirements.The trend to less single copy circ has been continuing for many decades, but the recent 4-year newsstand sales decline, coupled by the advent of digital (replica) circ, has intensified the effect of the newsstand sales decline.Let me give you a current example of how this works. People Magazine, the undisputed newsstand sales leader, experienced a nearly 19 percent decline in newsstand sales in the first half of this year. This translated to a 214,000 drop in newsstand circ. But People’s total paid circulation (nearly 3.6 million) remained virtually the same as it was in the year previous period (actually it was up about 6,000). To compensate for the “lost” newsstand circ, the subscription circ was increased by 220,000—this included a 77,000 increase in verified circ. Additionally People reported (for the first time) 37,000 replica circ.The point here is publishers have alternatives for compensating for “lost” newsstand circ. But it comes with some serious tradeoffs. Adding subscribers to meet circ level requirements generally increases reader acquisition costs and, of course, the added subscribers remove potential newsstand buyers from the market, which has a subtle, but real, impact on future newsstand sales.WholesalersOn the other hand wholesalers have far fewer alternatives for compensating for declining newsstand sales. Essentially those alternatives come down to reducing costs and increasing scale (growing market share). That’s exactly what’s happened. Wholesalers have lowered costs by reducing staff, consolidating distribution management at central locations and curtailing much needed system improvement investments.Although it’s difficult to measure the sales effect of these cost-saving initiatives, by all accounts the cost containment strategy of wholesalers has definitely contributed to the sales slide. In the process the three remaining wholesaler groups continue to battle for market share. The News Group, one of three major wholesaling groups, has recently taken the Kroger account (a major seller of magazines) from another super-wholesaler, The Source. The News Group and Hudson News teamed to buy CMG, a large national distributor, from Hearst and Condé Nast. It’s still too early to read the results of this precedent-setting move, but I suspect it’s quietly resonating in the market. All of this appears to be setting up the inevitable battle for wholesaler survival among the three remaining wholesaling giants. This battle may come to nothing, but in the interim it’s helping keep the fragile newsstand channel in an unsettled condition.In a declining newsstand market publishers have options, albeit they’re often costly. Wholesalers have a lesser number of viable options for coping in a down market. They are desperately trying to keep their financial ships afloat, while fighting a market share battle, which could eventually reshape the newsstand channel.It’s Up to Publishers to Save the Newsstand ChannelPublishers have alternatives for replacing “lost” newsstand circ. This, however, has provided a false sense of security that has partially blinded them to the perils of a newsstand channel with greatly diminished capabilities. Yes, the prospect of more digital circ is in publisher’s future, but let’s be clear about the realities of consumer magazine publishing—for many years to come publishing survival will continue to be based on producing quality print products, attracting a cadre of advertisers, cost effectively acquiring print readers and protecting prime sources of circ (reader) acquisition.None of the many circulation sources is more important than the newsstand. Without a viable newsstand sales market the prospect for the survival of consumer magazines will be seriously diminished.Wholesalers and publishers, whether they like it or not, are bound at the hip. Publishers desperately need a viable newsstand channel and wholesalers need publishers that are fully committed to producing product with retail sales appeal.What Can Be Done to Slow the Sales Slide?At this juncture it’s not a matter of growing sales, but slowing the devastating 10 percent rate of annual decline. It’s no secret that channel efficiencies can be improved, duplicate effort eliminated and costs reduced. If that happened it could go a long ways towards stemming the severity of the sales fall.If publishers and wholesalers needs are mutually dependent why aren’t these things being done?Resolve the Scan-Based Trading IssueThere is no simple answer. But if I were to pick the major sticking point it involves the publisher/national distributor/wholesaler battle over how to adjust to the effects of scan based trading. Scan based trading now dominates wholesaler relationships with their major retailing clients. However, publishers/national distributors have not fully accepted this reality. It’s too complicated an issue to fully discuss in this note, but the gist is it revolves around publishers accepting scanned sales data, shifting inventory control to publishers and coming to grips with the so called “shrink” factor (the difference that may occur between scanned data and actual counts). There are also some audit bureau issues involved.Scanned-based trading is a thorny issue, but resolving it may hold the key to unleashing the prospect for improving efficiencies and reducing channel costs. Publishers and wholesalers should be encouraged to resolve the scanned-based trading differences, which, in turn, will enable them to get on with the task of working more cooperatively to address the more important issue of stemming the sales slide.I believe the ball is in the publisher’s court. They must step up to bat and get this done. If not the future for the newsstand looks very gloomy.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame toys new poster hit Walmart shelves

first_imgAvengers: Endgame toys could be showing up at a Walmart near you.CNET’s Caitlin Petrakovitz spotted a new line of Hasbro toys themed after the Marvel movie at an Arizona Walmart on Saturday. Some of the playthings showcase the heroes in costumes that resemble the white outfits that debuted in the movie’s recent Honor teaser trailer.New Avengers: Endgame toys appear to be trickling onto shelves at an Arizona Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Figurines spied wearing the new costume include Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and Iron Man. avengers-endgame-ronin-black-widow-walmartHawkeye no more? Clint Barton is known as Ronin on the packaging for these Hasbro figures. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Clint Barton, whom the packaging refers to as Ronin instead of Hawkeye, wears a black outfit seen in teasers.avengers-endgame-captain-america-hasbro-walmartCaptain America dons a new suit. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET And the version of Hulk seen on the shelf appears to be similar to the hero shown in an alleged Hulk photo from February, which led to speculation that a version of Professor Hulk (a merged Brunce Banner and Hulk personality) might debut in Endgame.avengers-endgame-hasbro-at-walmart-cp-3Hulk’s face appears to be a little more Bruce Banner-like in the Titan Hero Series line seen at Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Part of the Walmart display also shows a new Endgame poster, which includes a very fiery-looking take on the Hulk.avengers-endgame-walmart-posterA new poster for Avengers: Endgame is part of the toy display at Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Some of the figures, such as the Titan Hero Series line depicting Captain America and Black Panther, wear a more classic costume that’s closer to their appearance in their standalone films.avengers-endgame-walmart-iron-man-cap-black-panther-cpThree Titan Hero Series figures on the shelf at Walmart: Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther, all in costumes like those in their standalone films. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET These Avengers: Endgame toys don’t reveal anything about the movie’s plot beyond what we’ve already seen in the trailers, and it’s worth noting that movie tie-in toys don’t always reflect scenes that ultimately end up in films. CNET has reached out to Walmart for comment. Hasbro didn’t comment on the Walmart release when reached by CNET.For now, we do know Endgame is likely to be a three-hour film and that it’ll tie up the ongoing story that’s been part of all the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies so far. We also know it’ll be in theaters worldwide April 26. Tags How to watch every Marvel movie in the perfect order Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies 🚨#AvengersEndgame toys are on shelves! Spoilers ahead**Are they spoilers if we saw some of these in the trailer? In any case, click-thru at your own risk pic.twitter.com/J441Os5tew— cait petrakovitz 👑 (@misscp) March 30, 2019 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3:41 Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: 26 Photos Share your voice Marvel Walmart The Avengerslast_img read more

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Opec keeps oil output policy unchanged

first_imgClose The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided to keep its production levels of 30 million barrels per day (bpd) for the next six months, which resulted in a 1.4% decline in the price of Brent crude oil.Opec, which comprises 12 oil producers, held its biannual meeting in Vienna on Friday (5 June).Oil hit its lowest price in six years in January, when it stood at $45 (£29.49, €40.51) a barrel and has since climbed up to trading near $62.Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Irans oil minister, told reporters he did not think prices would fall again when Iran re-enters the oil markets after Western sanctions imposed out of fear for Irans nuclear power.He told CNBC: I dont believe that we will witness a new fall in the oil price in the market, but the main issue for Iran I should emphasis is to achieve the traditional market share of Iran in the oil market.Irans expectation to be able to export oil again in the near future, and Libyas hope to fully re-open its tap, despite a continuing civil war, fuelled fears that oil prices would plummet because of high demand.Opec seemed to ignore concerns about rising supply and a threat of declining demand because of the rise of shale from the US.Dr Gary Ross, executive chairman of PIRA Energy Group, told Reuters: The markets are moving in Opecs favour. Prices are stimulating robust demand growth and slowing capex. This was the objective of the Saudi strategy and its working.These are the OPEC member states:AlgeriaAngolaEcuadorIranIraqKuwaitLibyaNigeriaQatarSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesVenezuelaIndonesia, which now imports more oil than it exports, used to be a member state and hopes to re-enter again, saying it could ease communication between producers and consumers.last_img read more

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We must defeat ruling evil force to restore peoples rights

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday alleged that the government deliberately denied the party permission for visiting its founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on the occasion of ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on the pretext of the ongoing CPA conference, reports UNB.”We think the government did it deliberately on the pretext of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference. They could have kept that place (Zia’s grave) out of purview of the restriction,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said their party leaders and activists, led by its chairperson Khaleda Zia, paid homage to Zia every year on 7 November in the past.”But, we’ve been deprived of it this time. Imposing section 144 in the name of the CPA conference, the government deprived us of going there to pay tribute to him [Ziaur Rahman].”The BNP leader said the government did it as it does not want political parties to exercise their democratic rights.BNP is observing what it says the National Revolution and Solidarity Day on Tuesday, marking the ‘civil-military uprising’ in 1975 with various programmes.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia together with party leaders and activists was scheduled to place wreaths at Zia’s grave in parliament area at 10:00am today, Tuesday, marking the day.But, the government slapped ban on any sort gathering in the areas as per Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and it will remain in force until 11:00pm on Wednesday due to the CPA conference.Fakhrul said they have appraised the parliamentary teams of different countries joined the CPA conference of the state of Bangladesh’s democracy.”We’ve already informed them through various ways about the circumstances of our country and democracy. A Canadian parliamentary team also met our leader Khaleda Zia. A Malaysian team will meet her tomorrow [Wednesday]. So, unofficially we’ve informed the Commonwealth and its members about it,” he said.Fakhrul said the current government has obliterated democracy, the freedom expression and the rule of law, and snatched people’s all rights.”We must defeat the current ruling evil force to restore people’s rights and install a pro-people government.”last_img read more

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Attacks on Hindus take place during AL regime Fakhrul

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir visits affected Hindu families in Rangpur district`s Harkali Thakurpara on Monday. Photo: Moinul IslamThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday alleged that incidents of arson attacks on the minority Hindu community are taking place during this AL regime, but the blame is being put on BNP.”The government is trying to put the blame on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for the arson attacks on the Rangpur Hindu community,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Read more: Communal attacks aimed at destroying relations with India: QuaderMirza Fakhrul said this during his visit to Rangpur district’s Harkali Thakurpara area, which was recently subjected to communal violence.The BNP leader donated Tk 10 thousand, a saree and a lungi to each of the 11 affected families.He also donated Tk 20 thousand to the family of Habibur Rahman, who was killed in police shooting on the day.The Hindu people came under attack of local Muslims on 11 November following a Facebook post by a Hindu man which, the Muslims claim, contained derogatory remarks about prophet Muhammad.Habibur was killed when police opened fire to ward off the angry mob that turned violent and launched arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur’s Gangachara upazila following the Facebook post.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday alleged that a certain communal force carried out attacks on the Rangpur Hindu community in a bid to destroy Bangladesh’s “good relations” with India.Fakhrul’s remark is an apparent rebuttal of the AL leader’s comment.last_img
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City Of Houston Community Groups Work To Reach SpanishSpeaking Flood Victims

first_imgFlorian MartinState Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, speaks about the importance of getting flood recovery information to Spanish-speakers.The Greenspoint area in north Houston was one of the hardest-hit during the recent flooding.Its population is about two-thirds Hispanic, many of whom speak little or no English.State Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, said when he visited a temporary shelter the night of the flooding, he noticed that not a lot of Spanish-speakers were coming in.That’s why he and Mayor Sylvester Turner decided to partner with community organizations to reach out to Spanish-speaking flood victims.“They shouldn’t fear the city of Houston, or these organizations because they were just there to help,” Walle said. “They weren’t ICE, you know. And I don’t mean that in a joking way. I’m being very serious about that. They’re not immigration authorities. They’re just there to help.”Mary Moreno is with the Texas Organizing Project, one of the groups that’s doing outreach among Greenspoint residents.She said they are going door to door to make sure Spanish-speakers get all the information they need.“A lot of it is disseminated in English,” Moreno said. “So if it’s not on Univision, or Telemundo, or in one of the Spanish-speaking papers, they’re not getting it.”Moreno said she wants flood victims to know that their citizenship or immigration status doesn’t affect their eligibility for help.You do have to be a legal resident in order to get assistance from FEMA. But it’s sufficient to have one family member who is a citizen or green card holder. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:16 X Listenlast_img read more

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Now cash on delivery of train tickets

first_imgYou can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. Initiating this “cash on delivery” (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those who don’t have net-banking facility.“One has to just book the ticket online and payments will be made at the time of delivery of tickets,” said a senior IRCTC official involved with the project.This scheme has been launched on pilot basis and the service will be available in more than 200 cities initially. Customers can book a ticket 5 days prior to commencement of journey.While Rs 40 will be charged for the delivery of each Sleeper Class ticket, Rs 60 will be charged for an AC class ticket. Anduril Technologies through their website and their App – BookMyTrain.com is authorised for providing CoD services.last_img read more

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DM visits Bhangar takes stock of project works

first_imgKolkata: With cancellation of the meeting between Jomi Jibika Bastutantra O Paribesh Raksha Committee in Bhangar and highest levels of the state government, the District Magistrate has been entrusted with the job.The District Magistrate visited Bhangar II on Monday afternoon to oversee the developmental projects taken up in the area and to ensure that the work progresses fast.There was a meeting scheduled to take place at Nabanna. Members of the committee, that had been protesting against setting up of the power grid sub-station in Bhangar for quite some time, was supposed to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, the state Power minister and other concerned officials were also supposed to be present there but unfortunately it got cancelled at the last moment and the District Magistrate was entrusted with the job. It is learnt that senior officials of the district went to Bhangar to take necessary steps so that development projects in the area are undertaken without any delay. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSenior officials held meeting with their counterparts at the block level. It is learnt that the committee had placed certain demands like strengthening of a stretch of a road at Polerhat, arsenic-free water in areas including Machibhanga and Khamarait, etc.Concerned officials of the state Public Works Department (PWD) were present along with senior officials of the district to chalk out a plan to ensure fast completion of the projects.More stress has been given for development activities in the past one month and camps were organised to ensure proper distribution of caste certificates and residential certificates. The steps taken up by the government is helping to build confidence among the locals of the area.It is learnt that the meeting between members of the committee and the District Magistrate would be taking place soon in which there would be further discussion on different issues related to Bhangar.last_img read more

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