Proxy advisory firm ISS backs Telus in fight with Mason Capital

VANCOUVER — Telus Inc. says it has again received the backing of a leading independent proxy advisory firm in its fight with U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management over the company’s dual share structure.In a statement issued Monday, Telus quotes Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. as backing management’s proposal that non-voting shares be exchanged for common shares on a one-for-one basis.“This proposal represents another meaningful step forward in the company’s governance regime, in resuscitating the principle that voting rights should be commensurate with economic interest,” ISS is quoted as saying in a statement.Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle said the recommendation from “a trusted neutral expert on corporate governance and proxy voting confirms that Telus’s proposal is fair and beneficial to all shareholders, and is consistent with the principles of good corporate governance and shareholder democracy.”“We ask all of our shareholders to support our proposal, casting their votes for good governance and the value-creating benefits fostered by collapsing our share structure into one class of shares,” Entwistle added.Telus has called a meeting for a shareholder vote on the issue Oct. 17.Both ISS and Glass Lewis & Co., another major global governance and proxy advisory services firm, recommended twice previously in favour of a similar proposal Telus put forward earlier this year.However, Telus withdrew its earlier proposal in the face of fierce opposition from Mason Capital, which complains that voting shareholders are not being compensated for the value of their stock under the proposal.“This is one of the worst share collapse deals for voting shareholders in Canada since at least the year 2000,”’ Michael Martino, principal and co-founder of Mason Capital, said last week.Mason Capital said it believes a conversion ratio of 1.08, or an eight per cent premium, would be appropriate under the share conversion plan.Telus chief financial officer Robert McFarlane said the company isn’t offering a premium for the share conversion because both classes of shareholders will benefit.“It will benefit both the voting and the non-voting shares by combining the liquidity and the marketability of the shares, leading to a listing of the voting shares for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange,” he said.Mason Capital owns about 19 per cent of Telus’s voting stock, making it the largest voting shareholder. But Mason has also disclosed that it has short sold the company’s non-voting shares. Short sellers make a profit when the stock price falls.Martino also said the hedge fund is legally challenging Telus’s assertion that 50 per cent — not two thirds — of voting shareholders need to support its share conversion proposal.At the Oct. 17 meeting, Telus will need to garner two-thirds support from non-voting shareholders. However, the threshold for voting shares has been lowered from two thirds to half, which should make it more difficult for Mason to block it again, Telus has said. read more

Six students drown in seas off Mandaitivu island

Six students drowned in the North today after the boat they were traveling in capsised.The Police said that seven people had taken a boat and gone out to sea off Mandaitivu island off the coast of Jaffna. The person who escaped and a few others were arrested over the incident. (Colombo Gazette) The boat capsised and six people were killed while one person managed to swim to safety.The police said that those killed were students sitting for the ongoing Advanced Level examination.

Colin Kaepernicks Frat and Players Protest On 1st NFL

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)DETROIT (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement rolled on without him Sunday, as his fraternity marched in Detroit and players around the NFL sat or knelt during the national anthem.Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. His supporters believe he’s being punished for protesting police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem last season.About 50 members of the Kappa Alpha Psi alumni chapter in Detroit marched about a mile Sunday in a peaceful protest that ended just outside Ford Field, where the Lions hosted the Arizona Cardinals.“When you look at some of the recent incidents like what happened to Michael Bennett in Las Vegas, it validates the stance that Colin Kaepernick has taken,” said Eric Brown, a former president of the fraternity’s alumni chapter in Detroit.Brown said Kappa Alpha Psi planned to have similar gatherings in Dallas and Atlanta before future NFL games.San Francisco safety Eric Reid knelt for the anthem with several teammates standing around him. Reid joined Kaepernick in the anthem protest last season. He did not kneel at the start of the preseason but resumed his protest following the rally in Charlottesville, Va., last month that involved a loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists.Bennett recently released a statement alleging racially motivated excessive force against him by Las Vegas police. The Seattle defensive end sat on the bench during the national anthem before Sunday’s game at Green Bay.Bennett sat for the national anthem during the preseason as well, with teammate Justin Britt standing next to him with his hand on his shoulder. Britt again stood next to Bennett during his anthem protest Sunday. Defensive linemen Frank Clark and Cliff Avril each went back during the anthem to shake hands with Bennett.On the other sideline at about the 30 yard-line, Bennett’s younger brother Martellus, a tight end for the Packers, stood at the end of the line next to his teammates but raised his right fist in the air during the anthem.Green Bay safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped hold a giant American flag on the field as the anthem was played.In Cleveland, the Browns ran onto the field for their opener against Pittsburgh accompanied by police, firefighters, emergency workers and military personnel.After being criticized for kneeling during the national anthem before a recent exhibition, several Browns players met with owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam about how to connect better with the community. They later met with Cleveland’s police chief and one of the ideas hatched was the pregame introduction. The public servants stood alongside the players for the anthem.“I thought it was pretty cool,” said 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. “I think doing that shows the unity that this team is trying to promote between our football team and first responders, military, police, and hopefully, show a positive effort to move forward and to try to make America a better place for everybody.”Before the anthem, a video featuring several Browns players, including Thomas and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, was shown on the scoreboard. During the video, players asked for unity, equality and cooperation during a time of division in the country.Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch also sat during the national anthem in Tennessee. read more

Oldboy director uses iPhones to film latest horror project

first_imgFilm director Park Chan-wook is very well-known and respected in his home country of South Korea, but he also found international success in 2003 with the release of Oldboy. If you know and like his work, you’d probably reference Lady Vengeance and Thirst as movies to watch too.For his latest project Chan-wook decided to try something a little different. Not different in terms of content, but in how the film was shot. Instead of using very expensive movie-production quality filming equipment, he instead opted to use a number of iPhones.The 30-minute film is called Paranmanjang and it’s a fantasy-horror. While you may think that relying on iPhones to record the footage may not be the best idea, Chan-wook said it had some advantages. Mainly, the relatively cheap smartphone allowed for many more camera angles because he could afford to use many more of them than he would with professional cameras. The lack of pro hardware also looks to have kept the costs down for the project which was created on a budget of just $133,000.The video below gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the short with the iPhone clearly visible in a number of places:Paranmanjang is out on January 27 in South Korea. It’s unclear if we’ll see a release in the West. We may have to wait for Chan-wook’s next big feature and hope this is an extra on the Blu-ray and DVD release.Read more at Mashable, via TechdirtMatthew’s OpinionIf you gave someone with no movie-making experience a bunch of iPhones and told them to shoot a 30-minute short the footage you’d get back would be amateurish. Give the same to an experienced director who has a production crew, make-up, actors, and a professional lighting setup, and you’ll get something close to what you expect in the theater.The cameras we get in smartphones are only going to get better. This is good news for budding film makers who want to practice as well as get some footage together to help get their foot in the door. Film courses will also benefit as students can all have cameras to use rather than trying to share very expensive production equipment.last_img read more

Battle Ground school board fills District 2 director position

first_imgThe Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors selected Rob Henrikson to fill the District 2 director position left vacant after Ken Root’s resignation in February.Henrikson graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1981. His wife is a special education assistant at Tukes Valley Middle School, and all five of their children have attended Battle Ground Public Schools. He volunteers in the district announcing boys and girls soccer games.The district’s school board is expected to swear him in at Monday’s board meeting. Henrikson works for the Developmental Disabilities Administration in the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an associate degree from Clark College.“I believe that serving the community is very important,” Henrikson said during the application process, according to a release from the district. “I am passionate about working with and advocating for the youth of our community. I want to do this and represent the community.”His appointment to the board will last through November, when the position will be up for election for a four-year term.The school board is also looking for a new board member for the District 4 director position. Mavis Nickels resigned from that position last month, and Monday is her last meeting. The board is expected to interview candidates for District 4 later this month.Both Root and Nickels served on the school board for eight years.last_img read more

Keeping KPop Competitive The Continued Success Of Monsta X

first_img Twitter On Nov. 30 in Los Angeles, Monsta X will be closing the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on the main stage, the first K-pop group to perform at a Jingle Ball. Their English-only version of “Shoot Out” describing a toxic love promises to convert new audiences to Korean pop as they continue the tour to San Francisco on Dec. 1, Minneapolis on Dec. 3, Boston on Dec. 4, and finally Philadelphia on Dec. 5.As performers, Monsta X is not a substitute or an alternative for other bands — they succeed at doing their own thing. The mounting following for Korean pop and other cross-Pacific pop music in the U.S. is being won over by recordings and performances, and Monsta X has not let up.Monsta X Bring The Beat With “Jealousy,” Plan U.S. Summer TourRead more Monsta X Heat Up The K-Pop Competition keeping-k-pop-competitive-continued-success-monsta-x News Keeping K-Pop Competitive: The Continued Success Of Monsta X As the K-Pop group’s latest single, “Shoot Out,” tells a dark tale of toxic romance, Monsta X keep up the pressure for American audiences to fall in love with K-popPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2018 – 3:24 pm With charm, swagger and style of their own, Monsta X toured the U.S. summer 2018, is returning to tour the U.S., and their latest release, Take.1:Are You There?, reached No. 24 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart for Nov. 3, 2018. Showing why there is room for more than BTS in American audiences’ discovery of Korean pop music, Monsta X is also on main stage closing out shows for five stops on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, Nov. 30 through Dec. 5.For the first time in the band’s very bilingual history, a version of their lead single “Shoot Out” has also been released completely in English. To separate the commercial competition from the cultural contributions of many K-pop artists, the fun they have with the English lyrics also has a fresh style all their own. The K-Pop wave reflects America back at us in its art, fusing its own aesthetic with the influence of U.S. music and culture as a growing number of Korean artists deliver pop songs that earn a loyal American following.A rave review of their Los Angeles show in Orange County’s OC Weekly from Aug. 2018 praised their sexiness and even greatness. Their summer U.S. tour was called “The Connect,” emphasizing the group’s connection to the diversity of their fans, an enthusiastic and growing base. As evidence of the success and resonance of their music and message, those U.S. dates all sold out. Facebook Email last_img read more

Computex 2019 Every announcement you need to know

first_img Intel’s stunning Twin Rivers and Honeycomb Glacier concept laptops reading • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know Next week the tech world will converge in San Francisco for WWDC, Apple’s conference on all things iOS and Mac. But for the past week in Taipei, Taiwan for Computex, we’ve gotten a glimpse into the future of Windows PCs and laptops.The big, long-term takeaway is that single-screen laptops are possibly a thing of the past — or dual-screen laptops are going to be the tech industry’s next spectacular gimmick. Either way, there will be many multiple-screen devices in our future.The chip business is also, ahem, heating up. AMD had a buzz-creating showing at Computex, while Intel introduced its 10th-generation Ice Lake CPUs, among other big announcements. Qualcomm, meanwhile, promises 5G laptops in the not-too-distant future, and Nvidia is expanding its graphics card line to better accomodate creatives.And then there were the cases. Oh, the cases. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know. 17 Photos See All The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 9 Photos Now playing: Watch this: And that’s just the beginning, Intel saysAs nifty as Asus’ ZenBook Pro Duo looks, it could be just the first step to a dual-screen future. Intel at Computex showed off two concept laptops, Twin Rivers and Honeycomb Glacier, to demonstrate what it thinks our laptops will look like in the coming years. (Remember, Intel doesn’t make computers, just computer parts, so these are just demonstrations to show what can be made off the back of Intel tech.)Twin Rivers is Intel’s take on thin-and-light, ultra-portable laptops. It’s a dual 12.3-inch display setup, where the bottom screen has an onscreen keyboard, like one you’d find on a tablet. However, this concept also comes with a physical Bluetooth keyboard that fits perfectly atop the virtual one for use in long sessions. Then there’s Honeycomb Glacier. It’s a gaming rig, with a 17.3-inch main display and a 12.3-inch secondary screen. It’s similar to the ZenBook Pro Duo, except that it has an ergonomic lift that lets you game with less shoulder-hunching action. Tags May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 23 Photos 1 Asus doubles down on dual displaysAsus unveiled the ZenBook Pro 15 at last year’s show. Its star feature was the ScreenPad, a phone-sized second screen that functioned as the laptop’s trackpad. One year later, Asus’ ZenBook Pro Duo became Computex 2019’s star product.In addition to its 15-inch 4K main display, the ZenBook Pro Duo has a 14-inch screen above its keyboard. It’s the same length and resolution as the top screen, but about half as deep. It can serve two different functions: you can either use it as an extension of the main stream, so for instance your Facebook feed will flow from one screen down to the second, or as a completely separate display.The latter option allows you to run three programs on the bottom screen. So, you may be doing your work on the main display and have Spotify, Facebook Messenger and Netflix open on the bottom three. (In which case, you’re probably not getting much work done.)Apart from that, it’s an impressively spec’d high-end laptop. It can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. There’s also a less expensive version, the ZenBook Duo, that goes up to a Core i7 and an Nvidia MX250 card. The sacrifice here is weight: It’s not chunky like a gaming laptop, but it’s not a thin-and-light device either. Asus is calling the big second screen a ScreenPad Plus. The regular ScreenPad in last year’s ZenBook Pro 15, now called the ScreenPad 2 thanks to improvements in responsiveness and functionality, will be ported to Asus’ less expensive ZenBook line and its less expensive still VivoBook S range. May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying Share your voice • Computex 2019 Laptops Gaming Asus ZenBook Pro Duo foreshadows our multiscreen future Alienware m15, m17 get a bold new look 2:17 But Intel had a strong showing at Computex, too. Apart from the dazzling concepts shown above, Intel’s two main announcements were its 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs and Project Athena.While AMD focused on benchmark comparisons, Intel promised tangible quality-of-life improvements. Laptops with its Ice Lake chips will be even thinner than already lithe devices like the Dell XPS and HP Envy and their battery life will be improved, too. I was personally most impressed by Ice Lake’s gaming chops: Intel showed an Ice Lake-powered laptop running Destiny 2 on integrated graphics alone, without any discrete GPU.Project Athena, meanwhile, is a new class of laptop. To get the Athena stamp of approval, companies like Asus, Lenovo and Dell need to make laptops that hit certain criteria. These include the ability to wake up within a second, achieve 9 hours of “real-world battery life” and more. Project Athena laptops will hit the market by the end of the year, Intel says.Qualcomm made a similar pitch. Just as its parts power the 5G phones from Samsung, LG and Nokia, the American company wants to fuel the 5G laptop revolution. It says we’ll soon have laptops that are internet connected at all times and location aware — in addition to the usual promises of svelter designs and longer battery lives.Nvidia unveiled RTX Studio, which are laptops powered by its new Quadros RTX GPUs. These graphics cards have similar power to the new RTX GeForce cards (that is to say, a lot), but have much more memory. A high-end GeForce GPU will have 8GB of memory, for instance, while Quadro cards can double that. The average Joe won’t need that boost, but for creatives who work with 3D rendering and high-resolution video editing (think 4K, 6K and 8K), it makes a huge difference.And finally, UK-based Arm announced its Cortex-A77 chip, which it promises will make high-end Android phones 20% faster in 2020.The laptops of ComputexThe Asus ZenBook Pro Duo was the most attention-grabbing laptop at Computex, but it wasn’t the only one worth your attention. Dell pushed meaningful updates to both its premium productivity laptop, the XPS, and its premium gaming laptop, the Alienware m. The XPS 15 gets OLED displays for the first time, as well as Intel’s Ice Lake CPU, Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and 64GB of RAM. The Alienware m15 and m17 laptops got significant facelifts, and the latter can now be configured with a 244Hz display. By the way, if you prefer hulking gaming laptops over thin-and-light-but-less-powerful ones, check out MSI’s newest Titan. It has an RTX 2080 — no Max-Q tweaking needed. The most futuristic feature of this laptop, however, is eye tracking. In the demo we saw the laptop had four windows open, one on the main screen and three on the bottom one. The laptop tracked the demonstrator’s eyes and put him in control at whatever window he was looking at, distinguishing even between the three on the bottom screen. It was wild.Intel says we’ll see devices like Twin Rivers in “one to two years.” However, it gave no timeline on when a Honeycomb Glacier-like gaming rig would hit the market.Processor proselytismOne of Computex’s biggest stories wasn’t about devices, but the parts that power them. Intel and Nvidia have both dominated the CPU and GPU markets, respectively, for the past decade. Since 2015, Intel has held roughly 80 percent of the processor market against its main rival, AMD. Meanwhile, Nvidia has fluctuated from 60 to 80% over its main rival, AMD.But AMD, whose CPU marketshare has jumped 3% in the last year, came out guns blazing at Computex. It officially announced its Navi range of Radeon GPUs, which will power the Sony PlayStation 5, but its main focus was on competing with Intel. The “one last thing” moment of the press conference was the Ryzen 7 3900X CPU. A competitor for Intel’s top-of-the-line Core i9 9920X CPU, the “no compromise” Ryzen 7 3900X features 12 cores and has a boost clock speed of 4.6GHz. It runs on 105 watts, versus the 9920X’s less efficient 165 watts, and more importantly will retail for $499 upon its July 7 release. The 9920X, for comparison, costs $1,199.Notably, AMD stock rose 10% after the announcement. 40 Photos May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED Comment Luxury trimmings were also displayed at Computex, with Asus revealing a special 30th-anniversary edition of the ZenBook. A 13-inch, ScreenPad-equipped laptop clad in genuine white leather and 18 karat rose gold plating. Then there’s HP’s updated Envy, which comes with a wooden palm rest.Last but not least, Nvidia’s RTX Studio parts are cool — but mean nothing without companies making laptops for creatives. Razer and Acer have stepped up to the plate, with the former committing its Razer Pro 17 to the RTX Studio program and Acer updating its ConceptD with new Quadro parts.And that’s it for Computex 2019! We’ll see you again next year, where we will presumably welcome our new 5G, tri-screened overlords. Computex 2019 Asus ZenBook Pro Duo doubles down on screens 5G Acer Asus Dell HP Intel Lenovo LG Nokia Nvidia Razer Samsung Sony Applelast_img read more

Fishing vessel runs aground in Katmai National Park

first_imgThe National Park Service says a fishing vessel abandoned after a fire last month has run aground at Katmai National Park.The park service said Saturday the Northern Pride was found between Cape Chiniak and Kaguyak Point along the Shelikof Strait. The vessel has released an oil-like sheen. The park service says the sheen is unrecoverable.The 82-foot wooden vessel’s crew abandoned ship on April 21. The Coast Guard rescued the three-member crew. The vessel capsized shortly after and was believed to have sunk.The park service says marine mammals, migratory birds and cultural resources are at risk from the shipwreck. It says rapidly salvaging the boat and assessing the spill are high priorities.The salvage team and park staff hope to visit the grounding this weekend if weather permits.last_img read more

17th JS session to continue till 14 Sept

first_imgThe 17th session of the 10th parliament will continue until 14 September next.The sitting of the house began at 5:25pm with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Earlier, the business advisory committee of the house sat at a meeting at 4pm with the speaker in the chair to fix the duration and businesses of the session. A five-member panel of chairmen was nominated by the speaker for the 17th session of the 10th parliament. Members of the panel are Lt Col (retd) Muhammad Faruk Khan (Gopalganj-1), Motahar Hossain (Lalmonirhat-1), Suhrab Uddin (Kishoreganj-2), Fakhrul Imam (Mymensingh-8) and Mahjabeen Khaled (Women Seat-18). The speaker announced their names at the beginning of the day’s business. They will conduct the proceedings of parliament in chronological order in the absence of the Speaker and the deputy speaker.President Abdul Hamid on 22 August last called the 17th session of the 10th parliament exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Article 72 (1) of the Constitution. On 13 July last, the 16th session (4th budget session of 10th parliament) of the Jatiya Sangsad was prorogued after 24 sittings that passed the national budget for fiscal 2017-18 .last_img read more

Survey Black millennials skip church as early adults more than whites

first_img Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Load Comments,After Christchurch shooting, Jewish communities share in trauma and healing By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — African-American young adults are more likely than their white counterparts to drop out of Protestant churches during their early adult years, new research shows.But equal percentages of black and white young adults say they currently attend services regularly.A new analysis of survey data released last week (March 13) by LifeWay Research of Nashville, Tenn., found that nearly three-quarters of black young adults said they stopped attending church regularly for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. By comparison, 65 percent of white young adults said they halted regular attendance during that period.But 44 percent of white and black young adults who attended church regularly for more than a year in high school said they currently attended church at least twice a month. A quarter of white young adults said they did not currently attend church, compared to 19 percent of African-American young adults.Reasons church dropouts say they stopped attending church. Graphic courtesy of LifeWay ResearchThe survey, which was conducted in 2017, sampled the views of U.S. Protestant adults between the ages of 23 and 30.Despite the early-adult dropoff in attendance, a black church expert at LifeWay Christian Resources said many African-American students continue to feel they have a connection to a church they previously attended.Mark Croston. Photo courtesy of LifeWay Christian Resources“Very often in African-American culture, we’re really, really tied to what we would call our home church, the church you grew up in,” said Mark Croston, a former pastor who works for the publishing division of the Southern Baptist Convention. “And so for many of our students, as they would move away to college, they would in their minds still be holding onto their relationship with their church back where they grew up.”Croston said the survey shows that churches that do not have an active young adult ministry should consider having one.The father of two adult children who are millennials said both expressed how important finding a congregation with a young adult ministry was to them as they looked for a new church after moving away from home. His daughter, he said, gave up on one congregation because it no longer offered a vibrant group that focused on young people.“These are her words: ‘They don’t have anything there for me anymore,’” he recalled.For both black and white young adults, college attendance or a move far from the church they had been attending were key factors in their halt in regular churchgoing. Among other reasons were disagreements with a church’s stance on social or political issues — which was cited by 28 percent of white young adults and 18 percent of black young adults.The analysis focused on the race of the individuals surveyed and not the racial makeup of the congregations they may have attended.It found that 72 percent of African-American young adults said they spend regular time in private prayer, compared to 58 percent of white young adults. Forty-seven percent of black young adults said they regularly read the Bible privately, compared to 33 percent of white young adults. Current Spiritual Practices. Graphic courtesy of LifeWay Research “Did you stop attending church regularly (twice a month or more) for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22?” Graphic courtesy of LifeWay Research Current church attendance among all young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly 1+ years in high school. Graphic courtesy of LifeWay Research “The fact that they were still engaged in the disciplines of the faith, prayer and Bible reading, really says that something is really still going on in their lives,” said Croston.The survey was sponsored by LifeWay Students, the arm of LifeWay Christian Resources focused on student ministry, and included only those who had attended a Protestant church twice a month or more for at least a year during high school.The new analysis was based on a sample of 2,002 online interviews. The overall margin of error was plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 News • Photos of the Week Share This! News Share This! Jess Hilarious profiled four Sikhs on a plane. Our government does so every day. By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Tagsblack millennials church attendance homepage featured LifeWay Research millennials skipping church white millennials young adults,You may also likelast_img read more

Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts Warns of Potential Significant

first_imgWhile eliminating locked accounts from follower totals won’t affect MAU or DAU totals, Twitter’s efforts to shut down other kinds of accounts — like those that violate its terms of use — potentially could, Gadde acknowledged.A recent report that Twitter has accelerated the rate it has been suspending fake accounts prompted its stock to drop this week, as investors feared Twitter’s total user base could shrink as a result. The company suspended more than 70 million fake accounts this past May and June, and has continued to delete more than 1 million accounts per day into July, according to a Washington Post report July 6.On Monday, Twitter CFO Ned Segal sought to clarify the report, saying that most accounts the company removes aren’t included in our reported metrics. “If we removed 70M accounts from our reported metrics, you would hear directly from us,” he said in a tweet. “This article reflects us getting better at improving the health of the service.”With the purge of locked accounts from follower counts, most people will see a reduction of four followers or fewer, according to Gadde. However, Twitter users with larger follower counts “will experience a more significant drop,” she added. “We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation.”Twitter locks accounts when it detects “sudden changes in account behavior,” like tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions, according to Gadde. In other words, signs that a Twitter account is engaging in spam or bot-like activity. Twitter also will lock an account if it detects email/password combinations from other services have been posted online. Once an account is locked, its owner cannot tweet (or like or retweet posts) and it is not served ads until a Twitter user has validated that they have control of the account.For the first quarter of 2018, Twitter reported that average monthly active users grew 3%, to 336 million, representing a net increase of 6 million sequentially and beating Wall Street forecasts. Most of that was overseas: In the U.S., Twitter had 69 million MAUs in the first quarter (up about 1 million from the prior quarter). Twitter is scheduled to report Q2 results July 27 before the market opens. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Twitter this week will remove locked accounts — those that are disabled because of suspicious activity — from follower-count tallies, a move the company said could result in some users seeing a big drop in their base of followers.According to Twitter, the removal of locked accounts from followers will not affect its average active user counts, which are key metrics Wall Street uses to track growth. Users with locked accounts that have not reset their passwords in more than a month are not included in monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU) counts.The company said it’s making the change, which will start taking effect Thursday (July 11), as part of its efforts to boost trust in and transparency about the service.“This specific update is focused on followers because it is one of the most visible features on our service and often associated with account credibility,” Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, wrote in a blog post.last_img read more

Adventure Time Creators Next Project Could Be a Castlevania Cartoon

first_imgStay on target Konami Lives With Classic Anniversary CollectionsThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Simon and Richter Belmont One of gaming’s greatest and most revered franchises is Castlevania. Despite the 30 year history of the series, Konami doesn’t seem interested in producing a new entry anytime soon (unless it’s a weird, erotic pachinko game). For all intents and purposes, the proverbial stake has been plunged into the heart of this beloved series. However, Castlevania could be getting resurrected in animated form.While speaking with Nickelodeon’s Nick Animation Podcast (via Bleeding Cool), Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios said his team (the same ones behind the wildly popular Adventure Time) is working on a project based on “one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.” He explained how Frederator had the rights to adapt this game for the last 12 years but have been unable to actually work on it until now.By just this alone, it is hard to tell what video game franchise Seibert could be talking about. It could be any number of classic 30-year old series like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, or The Legend of Zelda. However, there is evidence suggesting that this project will, in fact, be Castlevania.Back in 2015, producer Adi Shankar announced that he was working on a “super violent” animated miniseries based on Castlevania and that he teamed up with Frederator Studios to produce it. In the original report from Collider, it is stated that Frederator has owned the rights to the vampire slaying series for over a decade.We don’t have any official confirmation that this Shankar/Frederator Studios project is a Castlevania animated series, but if we connect all of the dots, this is a reasonable conclusion to make. Let’s also remember that Castlevania recently celebrated its 30th anniversary this past September, so the part about the cartoon being based on a 30-year old franchise seems to fit nicely.We’ll have to wait and see what happens with this story, but the prospect of a Castlevania cartoon –especially one that is as violent as the video games — should make fans very happy.last_img read more

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first_img The prototype has an OLED display. A user can get in and out by bending the handset back and forth. The user can manage menus by twisting and bending the device in different directions. In so many words, Nokia’s think squad has imagined a mobile device that can behave according to how it is flexed.The prototype demonstrated at Nokia World is from the Nokia Research Center (NRC). “The demo shows how intuitive and simple user interactions can be just by bending and twisting,” says the Center’s notes. The NRC also points out that Nokia is nowhere near the suggestion that the new screen invention is to replace the standard touchscreen. Instead, the concept is intended to suggest another option. As options go, the device is seen as useful for certain circumstances. Those include very cold climates where touchscreens may not be easily operated. The device can work even when a person is wearing gloves.Yet another talking point in this week’s reports on the prototype is that it is a potentially useful device for the blind. One can get the device to work without having to look at it. The bending properties don’t need vision. Citation: Nokia prototype: twist, bend, tap, steal show (w/ video) (2011, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This is not the last innovation we are likely to see in mobile device designs. The prototype is the latest in a succession of concepts that seek to enhance the mobile experience. As computing gets more mobile it clearly gets more inventively tactile. Innovative ways of handling smartphones, tablets, and other devices always draw crowds. Some observers at the London show noted the past interest in the introduction of the Synapse concept phone with squeeze sensors. This was demonstrated as a phone that the user can control by squeezing the sides or running a finger across a touchpad on the backside. Fuse was announced as a collaboration between Synaptics, Texas Instruments, Alloy, Immersion, and The Astonishing Tribe.The Nokia demo appears as something that could be applied to smartphones as well as tablets. The demo’s screen size was a little less than five inches.Asked when the device will be brought to market, the answer from the company representative was a vague, “Soon” but quickly followed by the comment, “It depends on how big the demand is in the market.” Still, those who have seen the device at the Nokia event or watched the videos generally agree that the time spent was fun and worthwhile, as the concept is a reminder of all the future innovations in mobile technology still in the wings. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Nokia N80 gets best in mobile image devicecenter_img ( — The talk of the Nokia Show in London this week was a demo that had admiring visitors wishing the little device was beyond Cool-Idea Prototype and instead a launch with dates in place for stores and online shopping sites. The mind-bender, though not fully baked, is a hand-bender, namely a flexible kinetic device. The Nokia prototype allows the user to do tasks like pan through photos, zoom in and out, select and pause music, all by twisting, bending, bowing, and tapping the corners of the device. The prototype is, for now, simply named Nokia kinetic device. © 2011 Explore furtherlast_img read more

Dont Believe These 4 Customer Experience Myths

first_imgOctober 6, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Who is most qualified to weigh in on the quality of your mobile app’s experience? Hint: It’s no one on your dev team. It might not even be anyone at your company. The best judge and jury of your app’s user experience are real users. They’ll rate their experience later, when they finally get their hands on it. But, later isn’t the ideal time for you to find out you’re not delivering the goods.Related: I’m Buying Your Customer Experience, Not Your ProductThe biggest and best tech companies bring real users into every stage of their research process, from concept to release. Yet most companies have room to improve their customer experience, probably due to a few remaining myths surrounding how QA is done. Having built a career as a software tester and founded my own testing company, I’ve discovered that it pays to think differently when it comes to perfecting the customer experience. Here are a few of the myths I’ve debunked over the years:Myth 1: User stories deliver the best customer experience.Engineering and development teams know how their product works best. They made it, after all! In the testing stage, though, that kind of familiarity is like looking in a mirror. You can only judge your own image according to your own expectation of what you’ll see. What you need to know, however, is what other people see when they look at you.User stories tell how a feature should work in a given scenario. Internal testers can validate it. External testers, however, tell us if a feature worked in the scenario that matters most: theirs. User stories, after all, are speculation. Without external testers, you don’t know how users truly experience or fix your product. We’ve helped CBS Interactive, for example, to reproduce bugs that they may be aware of but don’t immediately know how to fix. Without an outsider perspective companies waste countless hours trying to reproduce bugs instead of actually fixing them, but it doesn’t have to be that way.User experience is inherently personal. Think about who really knows how you, personally, use each room in your home — whether you like to read in the sunroom, or do most of your socializing at the kitchen counter. It’s not the architect, nor the contractor — it’s you. Similarly, the people who know the real paths they take in your product’s workflow may not your dev team. It’s the people you hope will take the journey.Related: If You’re Asking Customers How You Can Help, It’s Too LateMyth 2: Beta testers make great QA testers.Your beta testers share something very special with your developers and QA team: experience and understanding of your app. That experience is a great thing until you’re looking for a fresh perspective. Knowing how you have used an app in the past will influence how you use it today. Another analogy: The first time a child sees a gate, she doesn’t know that the latch opens it, much less how. In fact, she might not even want to go through the gate at all. She might even try to use it for something else, like a climbing ladder.Your app’s beta testers are no different. They have expectations and familiar routes. They are already conditioned to working around what might have once been less intuitive. A lot of the time they don’t know how to reproduce issues or don’t know how to find the key technical causes of a bug. Since beta testers tend to look at the app from their point of view — which may be different than most of your customers — they don’t always make a difference in QA.New users are a blank slate. They can tell you that your gate’s lock is not intuitive. They are much more aware when anything isn’t the best it can be — or when what they needed was a ladder, but you gave them a gate.Related: You Can Collect Customer Data and Deliver a Better Experience Without Violating PrivacyMyth 3: QA teams can perfectly envision the customer’s perspective.The best customer experience improvements come from a combination of internal resources and real-life users. You want quality pros at the helm whenever possible. They provide structure, process, consistency and guidance. But, recruiting a fresh perspective for feedback can help broaden the narrow view of internal testers. Whether they’re validating app functionality or providing feedback about your implementation, real users across a range of demographics, devices and experience levels give great insight into your app by simply executing their tests in the wild, as only they can.Apart from the service we provide, our clients find value in our weekly bug reports and regular check-ins so they can understand their strengths and weaknesses in the development cycle, not simply check another box on the way to a build release. Teams like Outlook Mobile and Salesforce know that a single test cycle could reveal a bug that capable of upending development priorities or even causing teams to recognize and fix it. Reporting doesn’t just save time — it saves money, too.Related: Why Customer Experience Is Your Key to SuccessMyth 4: Enhancing customer experience isn’t a development priority.The inherent speed of agile methodologies doesn’t negate the need for a killer customer experience — just as having timely QA doesn’t negate the need for testers to crush hidden bugs. While some organizations save QA for the end of development, it deserves the budget and resources of the whole engineering team. Consider this: Most companies spend 31 percent or more of their IT budget on QA and testing. If you’re not there yet, you definitely have the opportunity to enhance QA’s impact on the customer experience.Companies like Lyft are now competing exclusively on the customer experience. They realize that quality is so essential to their brand that they can’t afford for testing to be a “nice to have.” If your QA team is overwhelmed with projects or your app rating has plateaued, ask yourself: Which customer experience myth are you buying into?Related Video: The Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Experience Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgWhere did the Cardinals who were wreaking havoc on the rest of the NFL go?“We’re playing better teams, and we didn’t bring our best game,” head coach Bruce Arians said.Indeed Arizona’s disappointing three-game stretch came against a trio of playoff teams, but that the Cardinals went from a Super Bowl favorite to barely competitive in the span of one month is a little on the concerning side.Maybe the loss of Tyrann Mathieu to a torn ACL was to blame. Maybe the right index finger quarterback Carson Palmer injured in a Week 15 win over Philadelphia was the culprit. Or perhaps there were other less noticeable factors that played into the Cardinals not looking like the Cardinals.Either way, the slip led to the season ending sooner than anyone hoped in a way no one expected.“I don’t know the reason, it’s just ups and downs, ebbs and flows,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. “Today wasn’t good enough, and it sucks the way it happened, too, because it just wasn’t pretty. We know we’re better than what we played today but you’ve got to pay your respect to Carolina.“They played a great game plan, executed well, and made big-time plays. All we can do is use it as fuel.” THEY WILL RETURN, IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHERChange is inevitable in life and in football.The Arizona Cardinals would like to build on what they accomplished this season, but part of that means adding new pieces while subtracting others or, as it will be, watching others depart on their own accord.In talking about his postgame message to the team, head coach Bruce Arians alluded to the change the roster is sure to undergo.“Those who will be back, because this team won’t be the same, they never are, bring back the same passion and energy from last year’s loss,” he said. “We made that nice step to win the division and get up to that next level to the championship game and next year, it’s Super Bowl or bust.”But who will be part of it?The team’s secondary is one place that could be hit pretty hard. Safeties Rashad Johnson and Tony Jefferson as well as cornerback Jerraud Powers are scheduled to become free agents.At least for Powers, it’s something he has thought about.“Of course you think about it,” he said. “Once December, January hits, you’re trying to answer questions from your wife if we should pack boxes or not.” SUPER CAMEveryone knew stopping Cam Newton would be at best a chore, and at worst impossible. Still, what he did Sunday night against the Cardinals was even better than most probably expected from the likely NFL MVP.Newton completed 19-of-28 passes for 335 yards with two touchdowns. He was intercepted once, and added 47 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.Quite simply, he was dominant, though he didn’t do anything that surprised the Cardinals.“He did everything he had done on tape and we didn’t play play defensively well enough,” Arians said. “We damn sure didn’t play (Greg) Olsen well enough.”Olsen caught six passes for 113 yards and yes, the Cardinals had no answer for him. But no doubt it is Newton who people will be talking about, and rightfully so.“They had a good game plan and they did some good things,” Campbell said. “You have to respect him as a runner and that kind of changes things. He made some big-time throws. He played a great game today.”The Cardinals aren’t the first team Newton has done that to, and they certainly won’t be the last.“Everything goes through No. 1 on their offense,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “He did a very, very good job today of not forcing things, of keeping the ball out of the air and keeping it away from our DBs because he knows that we’re capable of making some plays out there.” Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald catches a pass in front of Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For most of the season the Arizona Cardinals were one of the NFL’s best teams, obliterating teams with aplomb.For the last month or so, however, they were anything but.Following the team’s 38-8 thrashing of the Green Bay Packers in Week 16, the Cardinals lost to the Seattle Seahawks 36-6, then needed overtime to beat the same Packers 26-20 three weeks later. Sunday night in Charlotte, they were demolished by the Panthers 49-15. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Comments   Share   Linebacker Kevin Minter mentioned them without being prompted, apologizing for how the season ended, and his teammates shared a similar sentiment.“That just shows you the commitment,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “They are really supportive and want to see us do well. They will go through great measures to come do it and support us. It means a great deal to us.”Given the weather conditions, most of the fans who traveled for the game did not have an easy time getting into Charlotte. For their trips to go south like they most certainly did during the game is something no one felt good about.“It’s unbelievable,” Palmer said. “We put a lot into it, and our fans put a lot into it. Our fans take this personally, and they should. I let them down. They’ve been unbelievable all year long. At every game we won at home, they were such a big part of it. They show up on the road, finding a ticket somehow, some way, they got in this game. That’s part of the reason it hurts so bad.” – / 69 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling PETERSON’S FUMBLEPatrick Peterson’s return to being the team’s primary punt returner was mostly uneventful this season. While he hadn’t really busted a long return, he also had not done anything terribly wrong.Until Sunday, when his fumbled punt in the second quarter essentially squashed any chance the Cardinals had of making a comeback.Down 17-7 and having just forced a second-consecutive three-and-out, Peterson tried to catch Brad Nortman’s short punt on the run near midfield, only to have it bounce off of him. The ball was eventually recovered by Carolina’s Teddy Williams.“I was trying to be aggressive, run under the punt, but almost at the last minute the ball shifted on me,” Peterson said. “I kind of out-ran the ball and it hit my shoulder. The rest speaks for itself.”Peterson said he needs to be smart in that position. The Panthers scored a few plays later, and at 24-7, the game was essentially over.“Just got to be smart in that position,” Peterson added, noting the score. “It was a crazy punt, but at the end of the day I’m trying to be a playmaker. I’m not going to regret going after that ball; just have to make sure I’m smarter in that situation fielding the ball and make sure that I give the ball back to our offense, not the opposing team’s offense.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires So, what did he tell her?“I just told her to hold on a little bit — we were renting Dan Williams’ house so I was like ‘he’ll give us some extra time if we need it.’“But it’s just one of those situations that I’m in. Every player thinks about it; you think about it, but you just don’t let it affect your play or whatever. It’s a business, at the end of the day. The NFL is a big business so we understand how it goes or what not. Of course, all the guys that are here, we want to be here next year because we feel like we’ve got something special, especially in the secondary, but at the end of the day if they want us, we’ll be here. If not, you’ve just got to move on.”THOSE FANS, THOUGHA good number of Cardinals fans made the trek to Charlotte for the game. They got together Saturday night at a local bar to celebrate their team and what they thought would be an NFC Championship.As it turns out, that was probably the highlight of the trip, as they were given little to cheer for during the game.While they were understandably quiet during the game, don’t think their presence went unnoticed by the team.last_img read more

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He demanded the government declare whole of Marathwada drought-hit and make the online application process simpler for farmers. 2001. So Im sure you can appreciate the interest that was generated yesterday when construction workers, "Its incredibly empowering to be in a space where you know everybody here is hustling through their own thing,Except,In theory,” Write to Ciara Nugent at ciara. They cannot explain what they did with the Paris refund loan. read more