Limerick schools sign up to attendance drive

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live MORE than 70 schools in Limerick are getting involved in the new Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) which is launching its first national School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.Each school day approximately 60,000 students miss school in Ireland. TESS is running an attendance drive throughout the month of November, when attendance traditionally dips, to encourage and promote the importance of regular school attendance with children, young people, parents and schools.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition, TESS promotes the message that school attendance is everyone’s business and encourages the wider community to come on board and endeavour to make ‘Every School Day Count’ this November and throughout the school year.70 schools in Limerick have joined more than 1,700 schools across the country in signing up to the drive and will be running attendance initiatives in their schools throughout the month.During the launch, the service also unveiled its new name and logo as part of its brand refresh project, to highlight the integrated supports available through its three service strands – Educational Welfare Service; Home School Community Liaison Scheme; and School Completion Programme.The three services work with children, young people, parents, schools and community family support services to improve attendance, participation and retention.Addressing over 350 attendees, including government representatives, education professionals, children and young people, Bernard Gloster, Chief Executive of Tusla said, “Research has shown again and again that regular school attendance is vital in helping children get the best possible start in life. It lays the foundation for developing good social skills, building relationships and achieving success later in life.“Children who attend school regularly are more likely to stay in school and achieve better educational outcomes,” Mr Gloster declared. TAGSeducationKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostschoolTusla Education Support Service RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Linkedin NewsEducationLimerickLimerick schools sign up to attendance driveBy Bernie English – November 7, 2019 253 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Facebook Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleAdare Manor voted Ireland’s Best Golf CourseNext articleMag’s 88 kilometres buys handbikes for disabled Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApplast_img read more

Downtown Evansville  Economic Improvement District Priorities for 2020

first_imgThey are seeking the input of our property owners and the broader community regarding our efforts in 2020. During this short survey, you can share how you feel our resources should be applied. This survey, with feedback from our board and the guidance of the Master Plan, will focus our 2020 goals and work plan. Our work generally occurs in an area bound by the Ohio River, Fulton, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and Walnut. Properties on Main Street are assessed at a higher level for the increased amount of benefit provided.If you’d like more information, visit their website at www.DowntownEvansville.com or follow us on all social media platforms as “Downtown Evansville Indiana.” The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District uses a special assessment on Downtown properties to provide services beyond those the City provides to these assessed properties.Their efforts are managed by a Board of Directors made up of multiple assessed property owners, Downtown businesses and non-profits, and Downtown residents. We created the fifth such district in Indiana, and there are over 1,000 similar districts across the US.First funded in 2018, our efforts have included alley activation and beautification, litter cleanup, landscape enhancements, developer and business recruitment, investor development for Downtown projects, holiday décor, banners, support for large community-wide events, advertising, relaunching the farmers market, producing 20 DowntownEvansville events annually, providing additional patrols by off-duty police officers, supporting efforts to increase the hours of services available at the United Caring Services homeless shelter, and supporting the City through maintaining amenities such as painting the arch or repairing electrical outlets on Riverside Drive. Downtown Evansville  Economic Improvement District Priorities for 2020center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Latest: NCAA extends recruiting dead period to May 31

first_imgFans of Shakhter Soligorsk have also said they will stop going to games “until the epidemiological situation allows us to return to the stands.” But they stopped short of calling for the season to be suspended.Belarus is the only nation in Europe still hosting professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.International players’ union FIFPro says players in Belarus have reached out with concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic.___English soccer authorities say there are “no quick answers” to the question of when play can resume following the coronavirus outbreak. ___Premier League club Bournemouth says manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.It is the first top-flight team to announce such a measure by its coach.Bournemouth said Howe’s pay cut was “significant,” without disclosing exact figures. Key members of his backroom staff as well as club chief executive Neill Blake will also have their salaries reduced.Bournemouth says it has also advised a number of staff across all areas of the club that they will be furloughed “to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period.” Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___The NHL’s Ottawa Senators say four more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced the update Wednesday but did not specify if the people affected were players, coaches or staff. The Senators previously had two players test positive. The four additional people who tested positive were all on the team’s March road trip to California. The team said everyone on that trip self-isolated upon return March 13 and that all six members of the organization who got the novel coronavirus have recovered.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The recruiting dead period has been extended in all NCAA Division I and II sports through May 31. The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association say in a joint statement there will be play “only when it is safe to do so.”They say clubs and supporters have a role to play in the meantime “in supporting the government’s guidance and ensuring community strength and solidarity.”The most recent update from soccer authorities said there will be no play until April 30 at the earliest.___A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus. April 1, 2020 French soccer club Bordeaux is making its team bus available so voluntary caregivers can reach hospitals in another city.The eastern city of Mulhouse is eight hours from southwestern Bordeaux, which is near the Atlantic coast, but difficult to reach because of greatly restricted train travel.Bordeaux says 18 nursing staff from its region will now be able to reach heavily-impacted Mulhouse and offer backup to tired medical teams who have been “strongly affected” in their efforts to cope.___Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the four players who tested positive for the new coronavirus have completed their two weeks of isolation and are now symptom-free. The Critérium du Dauphiné cycling race, one of the key warm-ups for the Tour de France, has been postponed.The race had been scheduled for May 31-June 7 in southeastern France.Race organizer Amaury Sport Organization said it still hopes to reschedule the event for later in the year.ASO also owns the Tour de France, which is scheduled to start on June 27 from Nice. No decision has been made on whether to postpone or reschedule the Tour.___ The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city.INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds.INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.” ___Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Boston Marathon is offering refunds for the first time because of the new coronavirus pandemic.Race organizers say anyone who was entered in the 124th edition of the race this month can still run on the rescheduled date, Sept. 14. But if they can’t make it, they can have their money back.Those who have signed up for the Boston Athletic Association 5K the Saturday before the marathon can also get a refund.More than 30,000 runners had signed up for the world’s most prestigious 26.2-mile run, which had been scheduled for April 18. It costs $205 for Americans and $255 for international residents.___ The lockdown had been set to expire on Friday, and Serie A contender Lazio was among the clubs intending to resume training on Saturday, albeit in small groups.Previously, professional athletes and those training for the Tokyo Olympics had not been banned from training at facilities. But now, with the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021 and the virus still a major threat, all athletes are only allowed to train in their homes or the immediate vicinity.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 and at least 15 players in the top Italian league have tested positive for COVID-19.___Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is worried about the places currently hardest-hit by the pandemic, and especially worried about the places that haven’t been hit yet. ___The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup.The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland.center_img Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans.Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.”It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak. The Latest: NCAA extends recruiting dead period to May 31 Associated Press That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945.___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14. The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts.All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended.___ Ujiri told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he’s been in contact with some leaders in Africa, plus has spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his talks with other African heads of state about their level of preparation for the new coronavirus .“I think a lot of leaders are ahead of it, and the ones that aren’t are starting to pay attention because this is an unknown, this is an unseen enemy, and we have to really, really pay attention,” Ujiri said.Ujiri is of Nigerian descent and founded Giants of Africa, a group that organizes camps and other events to use basketball as a way to promote education and growth for children on the continent. He says he’s unsure yet if his programs will go on this summer as planned.“We’re just concerned about people, about health, about listening to what the directions are going to be moving forward,” Ujiri said.When it comes to the NBA season, Ujiri said he’s hopeful play can resume. The Raptors won their first NBA title last season. The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month.___Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus say they will stop going to games because of the coronavirus.A leading fan group at Neman Grodno says its members will stop attending games and they have urged supporters for other teams to do the same.The fans have called on the national soccer federation to “draw on some courage and stop the Belarusian championship, as the rest of the world has done.” The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship.The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations.UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game. The Nets announced on March 17 that four players had tested positive, with Kevin Durant telling The Athletic he was among them.Marks said during a conference call Wednesday that all have now been cleared, along with the team’s entire traveling party. He said all are still practicing social distancing.Brooklyn’s most recent game was March 10 in Los Angeles. All Nets players were then tested, and the team said one player showed symptoms and the other three were asymptomatic.___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial.The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. Recruiting was shut down on March 13, not long after the cancellation of all winter and spring sports because of the new coronavirus outbreak. The original suspension was through April 15. The latest decision by the Division I Council Coordinator Committee essentially wipes out spring recruiting for this academic year. A dead period prohibits in-person visits by recruits and coaches, but electronic communication is still permissible.___Professional athletes in Italy have been banned from training inside sports facilities in the country through April 13.The measure was included when Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte extended a nationwide lockdown for another 10 days because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates.last_img read more

Top Rung Brewing Releases “Initiative” ISA on Father’s Day Weekend

first_imgSubmitted by Top Rung Brewing CompanyFirefighters Jason Stoltz (right) and Casey Sobel operate Top Rung Brewing in Lacey.On June 20 Top Rung Brewing will release its new summer seasonal, “Initiative” ISA. Initiative ISA is a tropical fruit forward, hoppy session ale with a great nose and has the best to offer from the combination of Mosaic, Equinox, and Cascade hops.  A nice straw color with great clarity.  Take some initiative and enjoy!  This beer release coincides with Father’s Day weekend and is the perfect easy to drink beer for dad. We’ll be offering $1 the first pint for dad’s on Father’s Day!Top Rung Brewing is a 10 barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food vendors and food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.  Top Rung Brewing: bringing quality craft beer to Lacey. Facebook36Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Leafs skipper looks to retool Heritage City roster with mid-season deals

first_imgHey Leaf Nation relax, all is well says coach and GM Dave McLellan.However, this was before the Green and White were shellacked 9-zip by of all teams, rival Castlegar Rebels Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.“We’re going in direction I thought we would at this time of the season having all rookie defencemen,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily before heading off to the Sunflower City Wednesday.“It’s the little things that are hurting us right now and we have to find a way to start scoring.”“But it’s important to win at the right time be ready for playoffs,” McLellan adds.Having lost eight of 11 before Wednesday, McLellan was busy working the phones before Tuesday’s December 1st BC Hockey roster deadline.“We were (busy),” McLellan confessed.As of December 1st, Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams had cut to 25 cards or less, which includes carded players plus available unused cards.McLellan used the deadline to acquire three players — a goalie, forward and defenceman. The Leafs traded with Princeton Posse to get 6’4” netminder Zakery Babin.McLellan then reached out to Columbia Valley Rockies to land forward Malcolm Fenelon before scoring defenceman Zach Morey from defending KIJHL champion Kimberley Dynamiters.All three deals were made for future considerations.McLellan also traded for forward Kelton Nelson and landed local defenceman Cole Arcuri in November.The Leafs released defenceman Ren Mason and goalie Joe Barton to make room for the new players.“Zak is a goalie I’m familiar with in Surrey so I was really glad to add him going forward,” McLellan said.Morey, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound native of Calgary, Alta., spent the bulk of the 2014-15 campaign with the Revelstoke Grizzlies, registering three goals and nine points in 29 games.In 14 games with Kimberley, Morey, who finished up last season with the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL, registered two assists.Fenelon scored eight goals and had eight assists in 32 games with Columbia Valley.The acquisitions leave the Leafs, which just passed the midway part of the season with a 13-13-0-0-1 record, with a roster of 23 players with two remaining cards.However, McLellan said the Leafs continue to be plagued with injuries having made the recent trip to the East Kootenay with a depleted lineup with Austin Lindsay, Andy Fitzpatrick, Max Daerendinger and Dash Thompson all out with injuries.“We’re just trying to make it through to Christmas and then get players back to begin to make a push after the break,” McLellan said.Leaf Nation can only hope Christmas is kind to the Green and White.last_img read more

AWESOME AGAIN STAKES QUOTES – Saturday September 26, 2015

first_imgVICTOR GARCIA, SMOOTH ROLLER, WINNER: “I expected him to run big. He had a lot of trouble in his last race. He was washed out, stumbled from the gate, was four or five wide both turns and only got beat a length and one-quarter. I worked the horse twice and he worked real good. Tyler was real happy with it. We’ll go to the Breeders’ Cup (Classic), absolutely. This will be my second Breeders’ Cup. I ran a filly named Approved to Fly in 1988 (fourth in the Juvenile Fillies).“I’ve been training since late 1985. It feels great (to beat the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner from last year, Bayern). I thought we had a good shot in the race, but the only way to find out is to run with the big boys, and the horse ran like I expected.”                  TYLER BAZE, SMOOTH ROLLER, WINNER: “This is his fourth race and from the very beginning Victor told me he could really run and he proved it. I worked him last week and ever since I’ve been on him down at Del Mar he’s turned into a monster work horse in the morning; he really wants to do it. Last week, Victor wasn’t here, he was at the Keeneland Sale. He called and told me to go seven eighths in 1:28. I literally breezed him in 1:25. I called him and told him ‘that’s as easy as he wants to go and he did it the right way.’“I told him to dress up for Saturday because I’m expecting him to run big and he did.“He’s a good-feeling horse. He goes out there and there’s nothing wrong with a horse that’s feelin’ good. He’s ready to do it and he’s changed and he’s really matured.” MIKE SMITH, HOPPERTUNITY, SECOND: “We ran a good race, but I just couldn’t catch the winner. He ran great. The game plan going in was pretty much what happened. I thought I’d be laying third and he was. He was laying a comfortable third. Hard Aces was coming a little early on the backside, so it turned it into a long run. But he was able to gather himself up and secure second anyway. That’s pretty much it.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES MARTIN GARCIA, BAYERN, THIRD: “He looked like he was going nice and easy but he didn’t want to run.”IS HE THE SAME HORSE AS HE USED TO BE? “Not at all. If he was the same, he would have won. Too quiet; he didn’t show anything.” NOTES: The winning owner is Miguel Rubio of Rancho Santa Fe who races as Lucky Charm Stable.last_img read more

Fred Brownell and the creation of the South African flag

first_imgBrand South Africa’s new Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on SABC2 from Sunday 15 June at 9pm, features an interview with Fred Brownell, heraldry expert and designer of South Africa’s beloved six-coloured flag. We bring you the remarkable story of Brownell’s development of the flag back in early 1994, when the country was teetering between civil war and – the ultimate outcome – a nation united under one flag.Fred Brownell, the man who designed South Africa’s national flag, with Kabelo Mabalane, kwaito star and the host of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, in a still from the show. (Image: Brand South Africa)The remarkable story of heraldry expert Fred Brownell’s last-minute development of South Africa’s six-colour flag starts back in early 1994, when the country was teetering between civil war and – the ultimate outcome – a nation united under one flag.He says there is no copyright on the way people perceive their flag. The public was entitled to attach, as it did, whatever meaning it liked to the colours, and to maintain, as it still often does, that the blue ought to be on top “for the sky”. “What mattered,” he says, “was that the flag would find its way into the hearts and minds of the population at large, and became a unifying symbol.”Watch the preview of the first episode of Brand South Africa’s TV series, Play Your Part, airing on SABC2 on 15 June at 9pm: Flying the flag at Mangaung Stadium in Bloemfontein, Free State, during South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: Brand South Africa) One percent inspiration, 99% perspiration. Fred Brownell’s earliest thoughts for South Africa’s new national flag were sketched on the back of a programme during a slow evening at the 1993 International Congress of Vexillogy in Zurich, Switzerland. (Image: Flying the Flag) Evolution in progress: Fred Brownell’s initial Zurich design, based on the idea of the convergence of South Africa’s peoples into one nation, was tweaked and changed until everyone was either satisfied or too tired to argue any more. (Image: Flying the Flag) “Hope you voted” by Flickr user Darryn van der Walt The casket of Nelson Mandela draped in the South African flag during the legendary statesman’s funeral in Qunu, Eastern Cape, in December 2013. (Image: GCIS) Watch Wavin’ Flag by K’Naan, the official song of South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup: Compiled by Mary Alexanderlast_img read more

Rock & Roll Will Never Die? It Might on Facebook

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The graying of the Facebook population seems to have continued according to new stats released today by iStrategyLabs. And while one might expect more of the site’s now nearly 10 million users over the age of 55 to be Neil Young fans, his “Rock N’ Roll Will Never Die” refrain seems to be falling through. The listing of the term “rock and roll” as an interest is down over 60% among Facebook users in the past year.The statistics released today pertain to the 100 million U.S.-based Facebook users, which comprise nearly one-third of the site’s entire user base. They seem to support a continuing trend for Facebook – the slow growth of young and marketable users joining the site compared with their elders. We took a look at the numbers six months ago and most of the indicators seem to be only growing stronger. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… mike melanson Now, a big number to look at before anything else is Facebook’s nearly 145% growth in the past year, going from 40 million to over 100 million users since January last year. But where is this growth coming from?When we last wrote about the graying Facebook population in July, users in the 55-plus demographic had skyrocketed from 1 million to nearly 6 million. This same population has now grown to nearly 10 million, a growth of 922% over the past year. This makes this age group now account for one of every 35 Facebook users. Is the boom in Baby Boomers a problem for Facebook or does it just open up new markets? It seems that the numbers for users identifying as high school or college students have returned to positive growth, and the overall demographics of the site have remained steady. Despite the explosion of senior netizens on the site, the 55-plus group still make up only 9% of the site’s entire user population, just 1% more than the last time we looked.While the over-55 group has strong numbers, the other demographic groups are still primarily responsible for the site’s exponential growth, each increasing by nearly 10 million users over the past six months. Instead of seeing this as a problem for Facebook, maybe it’s just a sign that the site is no longer popular just among teenyboppers and cool college kids. And maybe, just maybe – if we can all figure out the privacy settings – we can all coexist without our parents and grandparents ruining the party. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

How Netflix Stole my Eyepatch & I Stopped Stealing Movies

first_imgTags:#Analysis#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img I think it was about a decade ago now when I downloaded my first camcorder movie off the Internet and a love affair was born. Why bother going out and renting something from Blockbuster or forfeiting your first born for a movie ticket and a bucket of popcorn when you could nearly replicate the entire experience, for free, on your couch with Orville Redenbacher at your side? As time went on and peer-to-peer file sharing grew – and the movies went from shaky, “down in front!” home movies to near-DVD quality replicas – it only got worse. And then, suddenly, it all came to an end. “Cold turkey,” as they say. But why?Today, after reading an article over on TorrentFreak about how Netflix is killing BitTorrent, I suddenly felt like a reformed smoker who never intentionally put down the cancer stick. It all made sense.As TorrentFreak’s Ernesto writes, “It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that Netflix’ popularity has a negative effect on the movie piracy rates in the US.”In the States, Netflix nearly doubled the number of new subscribers in the first quarter of 2010, from 1.7 to 3.3 million. In total, Netflix now has 22.8 million paid subscribers in the US, which generated a total revenue of $706 million in the first quarter of this year.But where did this influx of subscribers come from? Everyone in the know will point to one thing – streaming video. When Netflix first began offering unlimited streaming in 2008, some forecast that it would only erode the companies profits and spell gloom for the company. Quite the opposite. By November 2010, streaming surpassed DVD subscriptions. Rather than cost Netflix the bottom line, streaming – thus far, though we’ll see what happens – has saved the company enormous amounts of money from delivery costs.When Neftlix finally came around and said it would give me as many movies as I’d like for $8 a month, the love affair with free movies was over. After all, $8 barely gets you in the door at most movie theaters and in some cities it won’t even cover a matinee. For the convenience of never having to plan, eat up my bandwidth and risk getting a letter from the MPAA, $8 is but a pittance. I was one of the 7.7 million new subscribers that jumped on board in 2010 and I haven’t looked back since. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it wasn’t a pang of guilt, it was a simple, cheap way to fulfill my desire to go on Battlestar Gallactica benders and quickly queue up whatever movie everyone else had raved about six months ago that I’d never gone to see.  Sure, Netflix doesn’t get first-run movies, or those not-yet-in-the-theater screeners, like peer-to-peer networks do, but my eight bucks buys me a peace of mind and enough content to keep me happy until it makes its way around. As Ernesto concludes, “Netflix shows that people are willing to pay for access to movies online, even when plenty of pirated copies are available. The next step is to offer easy access to movies in the rest of the world, and get rid of the artificial delays in release dates.”Besides, if the movie is that good, I might actually hit the theater…and once again be convinced that the only logical approach to movie theater popcorn is the large, because who can justify paying 75 cents less for half as much popcorn? That’s just silly. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melansonlast_img read more

Aces sustain resurgence, rally past Picanto behind Abueva

first_imgBuck Henton contributed 20 markers, including the go-ahead triple with 1:26 to play that gave Alaska a 97-94 lead. Henton also collected 13 boards, seven assists, and three blocks, JVee Casio added four triples and wound up with 20 points and seven dimes as the Aces, who started the conference at 0-6, stayed alive for a playoff spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a character-building win for us,” he said.After Henton’s go-ahead trey in the final minute, the Picanto had a chance to tie the game, but LA Revilla threw an errant pass to Johnson that led to Casio’s dagger short stab on the other end with 36.6 ticks remaining. PBA IMAGESCalvin Abueva willed Alaska to a come-from-behind win over Kia, 102-94, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Abueva unfurled a conference-best 26 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Aces. He frustrated high-scoring Picanto reinforcement Geron Johnson in the last five minutes as Alaska stretched its winning streak to three games.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary ALASKA 102 – Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94 – Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally02:45Duque: Vaccine scare, ‘anti-vaxxers’ among causes of polio resurgence01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “(Kia) was playing great, but we just had a lot of bounces that went our way and we made a couple of shots,” said Compton.Down 10, 77-67, at the start the fourth period, Alaska leaned on Ping Exciminiano, who had 14 markers, four boards, and three dimes off the bench. Casio knotted the game at 84 with a triple with 5:36 left to set up the frantic finish.Johnson fired 39 points that went with nine rebounds, and seven assists, but committed eight turnovers for still winless Kia (0-9).Philip Paniamogan added 12 markers, while Nico Elorde and Mark Yee both had 11.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more