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Watch Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper In A Star Is Born Trailer

first_imgNews Watch: Lady Gaga In ‘A Star Is Born’ Trailer watch-lady-gaga-and-bradley-cooper-star-born-trailer Gaga and Cooper shine in the first glimpse at their new remake of the 1937 classic Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 7, 2018 – 7:37 am The impending release of A Star Is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga has film buffs and music fans alike buzzing with anticipation. Now, the official trailer for the film has arrived, teasing Cooper and Gaga’s on screen dynamic for the first time.Cooper, who also directed the film, plays road-worn country singer Jackson Maine. He discovers an unknown singer named Ally (Gaga) as she’s just about to give up on her dream of making it big as a star. The duo fall in love off-stage as Maine revives Ally’s passion for the spotlight on stage, but as her career surges, their relationship can’t escape the pitfalls of stardom.The film marks Gaga’s first leading role on the silver screen, and the trailer shows the GRAMMY-winning megastar in a new light. In the wake of the trailer’s release, her loyal fans, the Little Monsters, took to Twitter to find inventive ways of expressing their excitement, including an elated retweet from GRAMMY nominee Katy Perry.  https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/1004397799121698816 Twitter Email Facebook Watch: Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper In ‘A Star Is Born’ Trailer The cast of Cooper’s remake also features GRAMMY winner Dave Chappelle, plus seasoned actors Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay. The original 1937 film starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. Two other remakes have been executed since, including the 1954 version starring GRAMMY winner Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 version starring GRAMMY Winners Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The 1976 film was a blockbuster, earning $80 million at the U.S. box office and yielding soundtrack that held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for six weeks.Gaga and Cooper co-wrote a number of the movie’s original songs, and she also worked with Lukas Nelson, and GRAMMY winners Jason Isbell, Dave Cobb and Mark Ronson to craft songs for the film. Gaga reportedly insisted that the material be recorded live on set.The newest version of A Star Is Born hits theatres October 5.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Wilmington To Receive 768000 From State In Chapter 90 Funding For Road Repairs

first_imgBOSTOn, MA — On Friday, Governor Charlie Baker signed H.69, An act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, which authorizes $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds to support all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.Wilmington, as a result, will be receiving $768,000 in Chapter 90 funds for Fiscal Year 2020, an increase of more than $6,000 from the current year. This amount is based on a formula involving the community’s number of road miles (95.5 miles), population based on the 2010 U.S. Census (22,325), and number of people who work in town (21,370).“Chapter 90 funding provides cities and towns with critical resources to carry out important projects like highway construction and road paving to improve local infrastructure in communities across Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We thank the Legislature for working with our administration to pass this bill and continue our support for local officials this construction season.”“Investing in local infrastructure helps improve travel for residents and connect them to economic opportunities,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Providing consistent Chapter 90 funding is one of the many ways in which our administration continues to serve as a reliable partner to all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.”“Chapter 90 funding is a critically important program that provides flexibility to cities and towns to prioritize important local projects,” said Administration and Finance Secretary Michael J. Heffernan. “We are pleased to continue to support these infrastructure investments through our Administration’s capital investment plan.”“As the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth report pointed out, transportation needs, challenges and solutions vary across the state, so it is appropriate that communities have Chapter 90 funds to use on their specific priorities,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “That is also why the Administration’s additional transportation funding programs are so vital, such as the Municipal Small Bridge Program, Complete Streets Funding Program and Safe Routes to School.”Chapter 90 reimburses cities and towns for costs incurred for eligible transportation projects. Cities and towns must submit receipts to the MassDOT Highway Division district in which they are located which verifies that the expenditures qualify for reimbursement under Chapter 90. The Highway Districts in turn submit these receipts to the Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Department which facilitates the reimbursements to cities and towns.(NOTE: The above modified press release is from Governor Charlie Baker’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBaker Signs Legislation Investing in Transportation InfrastructureIn “Government”Governor Baker Proclaims This Week As ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’In “Government”Governor Charlie Baker Visits Shawsheen Tech, School Receives $125,000 GrantIn “Education”last_img read more

Vast fatberg found in sewer and the photos are a complete horror

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy 0 See it 10 Photos $155 at Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Welcome to sewer hell.  South West Water The fatberg menace continues to haunt the UK. South West Water, which services an area in southern England, discovered a fatberg clogging up the sewers in Devon, and it’s a whopper. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) When fatbergs attack Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Random,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $59 at eBay Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express It will take a sewer team about eight weeks to remove the massive fatberg using high-pressure jets, shovels and pickaxes.In case you’re not grossed out enough already, you can tour the horrifying lump in 360 degrees on Facebook. Want more? The Museum of London offers a live video feed of a chunk of fatberg to feed your nightmares. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Wacky science images from the Getty (pictures) $60 at Best Buy $999 Turo Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET Tags Rylo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See at Amazon Amazon The Cheapskate Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET The 210-foot (64 meter) fatberg is part of a modern problem where old sewer systems get packed full of congealed lumps of cooking oil, diapers, wipes and grease. London unveiled a particularly epic fatberg in 2017. The monstrous masses have to be physically removed from their lairs.”Fortunately, the fatberg has had no impact on Sidmouth’s excellent bathing water quality and has been discovered in good time,” South West Water reported Tuesday.. The utility reminded customers to only flush the “3Ps”: pee, paper and poo. See It $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Help name this disgusting 140-ton sewer fatberg Putrid fatberg is museum’s ‘most disgusting display ever’ See It Comments Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout.last_img read more

Sonys new Xperia 1 flagship phone needed to be so much more

first_img Review • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: An elite phone with the looks to match MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Mentioned Above Huawei Mate 20 Pro Comments $1,016 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative Xperia 1 specs 6.5-inch 4K OLED HDR displayThree rear cameras (16mm, 26mm, 52mm all at 12-megapixels)8-megapixel front-facing cameraIP68 water resistanceNo headphone jackSnapdragon 855 processor6GB RAM3,330-mAh battery128GB storageAndroid 9 Pie Xperia 10 Plus specs 6.5-inch displayDual rear camera3,000-mAh batterySnapdragon 636 processor4GB RAM Xperia 10 specs 6-inch displayDual rear camera2,870-mAh battery Snapdragon 630 processor3GB RAM CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Sony’s Xperia 1 packs a big screen but little else Sarah Tew/CNET With the glossy Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and powerhouse Huawei Mate 20 Pro on offer, the competition in the flagship phone arena has never been more fierce. Time then, you’d have thought, for Sony to pull something really special out of the bag with its latest launch. But the Xperia 1 is, at best, entirely forgettable. It’s the screen that leads this year’s flagship. It’s a huge 6.5-inch affair with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The display has a 4K resolution, and uses OLED and HDR technology to make colours look vibrant. Sony’s screens have always impressed, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this supersized display compares to those on the Galaxy S9 Plus and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. 1:46 Sony’s newest 4K Xperia 1 phone aims to wow on cameras… reading • Sony’s new Xperia 1 flagship phone needed to be so much more Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phonecenter_img Tags Share your voice May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 16 Photos 28 Photos Huawei Mate 20 Pro • See All See it Mobile World Congress 2019 Huawei Samsung Sony Camera-wise, you’ll find three lenses on the back, a standard zoom, a telephoto zoom and a super-wide angle lens — much the same setup as you’ll get on the S10 Plus and Mate 20 Pro. But Sony’s mobile team has apparently been chatting up the company’s other divisions, as the cameras have been made under the supervision of Sony’s pro camera team. As such, you can apparently expect great colour accuracy and creative cinema modes. 05-sony-xperia-1 Sarah Tew/CNET It’s not a huge physical departure from other recent Xperias, which were already looking tired. And beyond the display and potential camera skills, there’s not much to get excited about. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the side — no in-screen technology at play here — and there’s 6GB of RAM on board, half as much as the 12GB you’ll find on Samsung’s top ceramic flagship. The Xperia 1 is joined by a pair of midrange offerings in the form of the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. These are 6-inch and 6.5-inch (respectively) phones, both of which pack dual rear cameras and 21:9 displays. There’s no pricing available for the phones yet but we expect to hear more in the coming weeks. Mobile World Congress 2019 Phones 9last_img read more

Marvels Avengers video game details leak ahead of E3

first_img2:58 Now playing: Watch this: Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future 1 Share your voice Tags The announcement of the MCU-based game will be livestreamed on Square Enix’s site. The Avengers video game was first announced in January 2017, with Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal attached to the project, according to CNET sister site GameSpot. “They say the time of heroes is over. That if you’re ‘different,’ you’re dangerous. But I know the truth. The world will always need heroes. We just need to reassemble,” said the narration in the original teaser trailer. The teaser showed damaged gear — Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s hand and Captain America’s shield — with the tagline “reassemble.” “The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise,” a Square Enix press release said at the time. “Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come.” Originally published May 29, 12:37 p.m. PT.   Update, May 30: Adds information on leaks. center_img Revelations are coming. Marvel Marvel’s Avengers video game will be detailed at E3 next week, but background has leaked already. Ahead of the E3 showcase, a description of the Avengers video game was leaked via the E3 Coliseum website, including that the game will have co-op and solo play options.  The leaked details have since been removed from the E3 site, but according to PC Gamer the description of the E3 unveiling of the game said: “This is the defining Avengers gaming experience: an epic action-adventure that combines cinematic storytelling with continuous single-player and co-operative gameplay. “Assemble in teams up to four players, master extraordinary abilities, customize your heroes to fit your playstyle and combine powers to defend an ever-expanding world under constant threat.”  The game’s showcase description has now been reduced to: “Join Crystal Dynamics and Marvel Games for a Panel about Marvel’s The Avengers.”  The long-awaited Avengers Project is scheduled to be unveiled June 10 at 6 p.m. PT during a presentation at the show by Japanese game developer Square Enix, Marvel tweeted Wednesday. Comment Marvel Thor Captain America Iron Man The Avengers Culture Gaming Video Games Comics Tune into Square Enix Live E3 2019 for the worldwide reveal of “Marvel’s Avengers”! 🗓️ The event begins June 10th at 6pm PT: https://t.co/uJmah4JLc6 #SquareEnixE3 #Reassemble #PlayAvengers pic.twitter.com/QSbf28PrLg— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 29, 2019last_img read more

Shortage of skilled digital talent could threaten up to 2 lakh IT

first_imgEmployees work at their desks inside IT company Tech Mahindra office building in Noida in the outskirts of New Delhi March 18, 2013. [Representational Image]Reuters fileLack of skilled digital talent could threaten up to 2 lakh jobs per year in the IT sector, aqccording to the latest Economic Survey. The report also suggested the government to address issues related to infrastructure in smaller cities and towns.”The job cuts in IT sector will be between 1.75 lakh and 2 lakh annually for next three years due to under-preparedness in adapting to newer technologies,” the survey quoted executive search firm Head Hunters India as saying, Deccan Herald reported.It added that the growth in digital technologies like cloud-based services is taking place at a faster rate due to which companies would have to learn those new technologies and undergo reskilling training.Automation puts 69 per cent jobs in India, 77 per cent jobs in China and 85 per cent jobs in Ethiopia at risk, according to a report released by the World Bank.However, the survey is not as cynical as an earlier McKinsey report, which had stated that almost half the workforce in IT firms would become “irrelevant” in the next 3-4 years. The report had added that the big challenge ahead for the IT industry would be to reskill 50-60 percent of the workforce as there would be considerable shift in technologies.The Economic Survey, which has been authored by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, said that some of the obstacles in developing digital skill talent in tier II and III cities included under-developed infrastructure. The survey also called for the easing of restrictions on startups to enable better kill development.Several firms in India have set up programs to reskill not just their existing employees but also freshers. Nasscom said that IT companies have added about 1.7 lakh jobs in the 2016-17 period. They are expected to hire about 1.5 lakh employees this year.The top five IT companies hired around 50,000 people in the same period, the survey quoted Nasscom as saying. It had also stated earlier that the world was moving towards automation and digital services and employees will have to “re-skill or perish.”Where and how does an IT professional reskill? Re-skilling seems to be the only way. [Representational Image]ReutersReskilling IT professionals through online courses seems to be the solution. IT giant Infosys, which is believed to be hiring freshers through campus placements, is helping its employees get acquainted with the industry and its current trends through online courses.The freshers are asked to pick a paid online course on Udacity, an online education provider, as part of their re-skilling programme. After the completion of the course, they are sent for training to Infosys’ Mysore facility.The top five Indian IT firms — TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies and Tech Mahindra — are known to take up re-skilling exercises on a regular basis.”The need to retrain the workforce is further amplified with the automation of the old work procesess. Hence, companies need new skills. In addition to different technical skills digital also requires employees to acquire new soft skills. All this is being addressed by investing in training in design thinking and agile development methodologies,” Peter Bendor-Samuel, founder and chief executive officer of Everest Group, a global outsourcing advisory, told Business Standard.”If you are not skilling yourself, you are obsolete. You are running a race that is not there,” said Y Shekar, co-promoter, Skillablers Technologies Private Limited.Online education providers are also specifically designing courses to re-skill IT professionals. For instance, online training company Simplilearn is offering scholarships called “Bounce Back,” which lets the IT employees take up online courses and programmes to keep up with the current trends and the latest technology.last_img read more

Blair announces return to politics to fight Brexit

first_imgFormer British prime minister Tony Blair said Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit.Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election.But he said he wanted to build a political movement to shape the policy debate as Britain starts its negotiations to leave the European Union.Blair, 63, who was prime minister for a decade from 1997 and whose legacy has been defined by the Iraq war, said he knew he would face intense criticism for doing so.But the ardent Europhile, who has largely been working on Middle East and African issues since leaving office, still wanted to get his “hands dirty” and re-enter the fray, saying voters should have the chance to change their mind once the final EU exit deal becomes clear.”This Brexit thing has given me a direct motivation to get more involved in the politics,” he told the Daily Mirror newspaper.”You need to get your hands dirty and I will.”I know the moment I stick my head out the door I’ll get a bucket of wotsit poured all over me, but I really do feel passionate about this.”I don’t want to be in the situation where we pass through this moment of history and I hadn’t said anything because that would mean I didn’t care about this country. I do.”I am not sure I can turn something into a political movement but I think there is a body of ideas out there people would support.”He said his push was not about defying the vote to leave the European Union.He said leaving the European single market and seeking a free trade agreement, as is Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s intention, would be “relegating ourselves” from the top order.Opinion polls put the Conservatives far ahead of Labour, a few weeks out from the general election.Blair, who won three straight general elections as Labour leader, was from the most centrist strain of the party, while current leader Jeremy Corbyn is from its strident leftist wing that reviles Blairite politics.”Unless you are providing answers for the future you are not going to win,” Blair warned.last_img read more

Thailand urged to help Rohingyas avert new wave of boatpeople

first_imgRohingyaThailand faced mounting calls on Thursday to stop pushing migrants back out to sea amid fears an exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could spark a new wave of boatpeople.Fighting in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has forced about half a million Rohingya to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh since August, prompting concerns they could be targeted by people smugglers and human traffickers.Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have been fleeing strife for decades.Neighbouring Thailand was a popular transit route by boat and land until a 2015 Thai police crackdown led to ships full of migrants being abandoned at sea.“Thailand urgently needs to set a regional example by adopting humane refugee policies,” said Audrey Gaughran from Amnesty International as the group released a report accusing Thai authorities of failing to protect refugees.“Instead of callously repelling people fleeing unimaginable horrors, the Thai government should ensure safe passage for those seeking international protection in Thailand,” said the global issues director.Campaigners say the Rohingya are likely to start travelling after the monsoon in late November when the water is calmer.Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said last month his government is “preparing to receive” people fleeing Myanmar and send them back “when they are ready”.But the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), a military unit dealing with national security, recently told local media it would continue to prevent refugees from entering Thailand. The ISOC did not reply to a request for comment.In an open letter this week, campaign group Fortify Rights urged Thailand to abandon its “push back” policy.“Thailand’s leaders should be doing all they can to stem the violence in Myanmar and prepare to provide protection to refugees fleeing the attacks,” executive director Amy Smith said.Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers.last_img read more

Third nights free for agents at allinclusive Warwick Paradise Island

first_imgTags: Warwick Hotels & Resorts Share Travelweek Group Posted by PARADISE ISLAND — Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas is celebrating Travel Agent Appreciation Month with a third night free deal exclusively for travel advisors.The adults-only, all-inclusive resort is offering third nights free with two nights booked at the travel professional rate. The travel window runs now through June 14.Plus with each two-night minimum stay, Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas is offering travel professionals a complimentary classic manicure or pedicure at the resort’s Amber Spa when booked by June 14 for travel through Dec. 15.Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas’ all-inclusive rates for travel professionals start at US$175 single occupancy and $280 double occupancy, per room, per night, in an Island View room. Rates vary according to travel dates and room category and are subject to blackout dates and availability.All-inclusive rates cover all meals and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, standard WiFi Internet access “from the beach to the bedroom”, use of the fitness centre, daily activities including bocce, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, horseshoes and use of bicycles, nightly entertainment and gratuities, surcharges and 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT).More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upThe travel advisor rates can be booked via warwickhotels.com/wpib-travel-advisor, calling 1-888-645-5550 (Canada and the U.S.) or 242-363-2560 (elsewhere) or through the GDS system. A valid IATA / CLIA number is required.Travel advisors staying elsewhere in The Bahamas can also experience Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas by purchasing the Deluxe Day Pass, Night Pass or Deluxe Night Pass, available at a discounted rate to agents.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Third nights free for agents at all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island Thursday, May 11, 2017 last_img read more

RIU celebrates Sunwing as our one and only partner in Canada

first_img Travelweek Group Tweet Posted by KITCHENER — RIU Hotels & Resorts and Sunwing got together to thank their top-performing agents this month with appreciation lunches in Quebec City and Kitchener, ON. On Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 top producing agents were invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch, meet with RIU and Sunwing sales teams and learn about upcoming renovation and expansion plans for RIU Hotels & Resorts.At both events, Director of Business Development for Partner Marketing, Hugo Aguilera, talked to attendees about the latest resorts that opened in Mexico including Riu Palace Costa Mujeres and Riu Palace Baja California. There was also talk of RIU Hotels & Resorts’ plans to expand the chain’s Splash Water World water parks and upcoming renovations planned for 2019 at Riu Ocho Rios, Riu Palace Riviera Maya and Riu Vallarta. Aguilera also took time out to celebrate the longstanding partnership between Sunwing and RIU describing the travel company as their “one and only partner in Canada.”President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, who attended the event in Kitchener along with Executive Vice President of Partner Development, Eric Rodriguez, also commented on the event. “We value our partnership with RIU enormously. It’s unique, there is no other relationship with the same scale, longevity or degree of co-operation in the Canadian industry. We appreciate the opportunity to join together this week to thank the agents that have supported us throughout the year.”As the exclusive vacation provider of RIU Palace Hotels and Resorts, when customers book their vacation package with the Signature Collection by Sunwing they’ll get a host of exclusive RIU-topia perks including welcome cocktails, unlimited reservation-free dining, spa credits and more; in addition to RIU Palace inclusions such as 24-hour room service, daily champagne breakfasts and poolside wait service. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> RIU celebrates Sunwing as “our one and only partner in Canada” Tags: RIU Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

PO Cruises Pacific Aria makes maiden visit to Newcastle

first_imgThis season’s five calls are expected to deliver a combined financial contribution of about $1.5 million to the local economy.Pacific Aria will leave at 6pm this evening and will return on March 2, 2016, as part of a dedicated four-night Newcastle cruise from Brisbane.P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell said Newcastle was an increasingly popular call for P&O following the expansion of its fleet last year, which had opened up new itinerary opportunities.“Newcastle has a lot to offer our guests, from its beautiful beaches to the nearby Hunter Valley wine region,” Mr Myrmell said.“Its location between Melbourne and Brisbane makes it an ideal destination for our increasingly popular short breaks, providing a great way for holidaymakers from Victoria and Queensland to enjoy a long weekend indulging in some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer both onboard our ships and in the Hunter region.”Featuring a relaxed, stylish design which reflects modern Australia, Pacific Aria and sister ship Pacific Eden host a range of new features including the cruise line’s first Cellar Door which offers a taste of the Hunter Valley at sea with an exclusive Glandore Estate wine tasting experience.Glandore is one of four Hunter Valley wineries featured on P&O ships, with wines from Margan, Cockfighter’s Ghost and Tyrell’s also offered onboard. P&O CruisesSource = P&O Cruises Port of Newcastle CEO Geoff Crowe and Pacific Aria Captain Colm Ryan plaque exchange in NewcastleP&O Cruises’ latest ship, Pacific Aria, has made her maiden visit to Newcastle today, signaling the growing popularity of the port city as a cruise destination.The 55,820-tonne Pacific Aria docked at Channel Berth about 8am allowing its 1500 guests to spend the day exploring the city and surrounding areas including Stockton’s sand dunes, dolphin cruises at Port Stephens and food and wine tasting tours of the Hunter Valley.The visit is part of Pacific Aria’s first Australia Day cruise – a five-night roundtrip cruise from Brisbane which also included a day in Sydney Harbour on January 26 – and is expected to inject close to $300,000 into the local economy.P&O accounts for almost half of the cruise calls to Newcastle this season, with three of its five-ship fleet visiting the port city on five separate occasions between November 2015 and May 2016 – a significant increase on the cruise line’s single visit during the 2014-15 summer cruise season.Pacific Aria Captain Colm Ryan fires Fort Scratchley canonlast_img read more

Julian Bellamy The UKs Royal Television Society

first_imgJulian BellamyThe UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed Julian Bellamy, managing director, ITV Studios, and Sarah Rose, chief consumer and strategy officer, Channel 4, to its Board of Trustees.Sarah RoseIn other appointments, Siobhan Greene, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, joins as the chair of the RTS Student Awards alongside Keith Underwood, COO of Channel 4, taking the post of chair of the RTS early evening events committee, replacing Dan Brooke.Theresa Wise, CEO at the Royal Television Society said: “Sarah and Julian’s wealth of experience and deep-rooted industry knowledge make them invaluable additions to the Board and I look forward to working with them closely as we continue to support and champion the global success story of UK television. We are also privileged to welcome two new and dynamic Committee Chairs, Siobhan and Keith, who come on board to drive our RTS Student Awards and Early Evening Events forward – upholding two core pillars of our organisation.”last_img read more

The development of antibiotics in the middle of th

first_imgThe development of antibiotics in the middle of the 20th century was one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Penicillin and its pharmaceutical cousins saved millions of lives. But like a magic potion given to the world by a stern fairy, antibiotics come with a catch — If you abuse them, you lose them.For decades, scientists have been warning that antibiotic resistance is on the rise globally because of misuse of the drugs.But a new report makes it clear that the world is not listening.Between the year 2000 and 2015 human consumption of antibiotics globally rose 65 percent — to an astounding 42 billion doses a year. “We wanted to examine global use of antibiotics because once resistance emerges in one place it can spread anywhere,” says Eili Klein, a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in Washington and the lead author of the new report, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Along with his colleagues Klein found that there was a dramatic rise in antibiotic use over the last 15 years in low- and middle-income countries.”A place like India, which has one of the highest populations in the world, saw enormous gains in antibiotic use both overall and on a per capita gain basis,” says Klein.Antibiotic use more than doubled in India between the year 2000 and 2015. It was up 79 percent in China and 65 percent in Pakistan. Some of that increase was due to population growth but it wasn’t just that. Overall sales were up.So the report makes it clear that the average person in India, China or Pakistan is taking far more antibiotics now than they were a decade and half ago.Western countries didn’t see the sharp rise in antibiotics but they also failed to cut overall consumption.”In high-income countries reducing inappropriate use has not really … in most countries … driven down per capita use rates in the last 15 years,” Klein says.Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University, is concerned about this increase in antibiotic use.”The biggest driver for the evolution of superbugs is the use of antibiotics,” Price says. Every time a bacteria is exposed to an antibiotic but isn’t killed by it, it has the potential to develop resistance. The evolutionary math is fairly simple. “The more we use antibiotics,” he explains, “the more we are going to encourage the growth of these bacteria that are resistant to them.”Hospitals around the world increasingly have been reporting bacterial infections that don’t respond to traditional antibiotics.”Then you have these extreme cases like the woman [in Nevada] just about a year ago who died of an infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics,” Price says. “So the bacteria are out there that are resistant to everything, and they are becoming more and more prevalent.”Health officials worry about so much growth in antibiotic use in low- and middle-income countries because these drugs are often available there without a prescription. So the potential for misuse is high. Also Price notes that poor sanitation in impoverished nations adds to the problem. If a superbug develops in a patient who only has access to an outhouse, that bug is far more likely to spread into the local water supply than if that patient had access to a toilet connected to a sewage treatment plant.So the antibiotic fairy is not happy: If we don’t change our ways she’s going to slowly make the potion less and less powerful until one day it disappears. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Fedor Emelianenko is only 37 years old but hes cl

first_img Fedor Emelianenko is only 37 years old but he’s clearly from another era of mixed martial arts. The Russian legend racked up a lot of accomplishments in his 12-year, 39 fight career that saw him put together the most fabled unbeaten streak in the history of the sport. Fedor fought in Russia, Japan, and the United States, participating in some of the most-seen cards in the young sport’s history on two continents.But he’s not so comfortable with at least one aspect of where the sport he helped build is heading. That is to say, Fedor ain’t down with women’s MMA.”I respect the girls who defend the country’s honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing… But I do not support female MMA. A woman must be a domestic goddess, raise her children and be feminine. There a lot of different sports which help her in that. But MMA is not one of them,” he told a Russian TV interviewer (translation via MMA.tv).See for yourself (hope your Russian is good): King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Esther Lin Latest From Our Partners Bloody Elbow Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Good Night Tee More From Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Sale UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card Gloves More: Standard Ranked Rashguard UFC 240: Fights to makecenter_img White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Standard BJJ Gi Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Apparel Accessories Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Lockdown duffle bag Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack ProMax 440 BJJ GI White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Latest From MMA Warehouse Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMAlast_img read more

Christian woman who was on death row has left Pakistan lawyer says

first_imgWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img FILE PHOTO: Governor of the Punjab Province Salman Taseer is reflected as he speaks to the media after meeting with Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, at a jail in Sheikhupura, located in Pakistan’s Punjab Province November 20, 2010. REUTERS/Asad Karim/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Governor of the Punjab Province Salman Taseer is reflected as he speaks to the media after meeting with Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, at a jail in Sheikhupura, located in Pakistan’s Punjab Province November 20, 2010. REUTERS/Asad Karim/File Photo A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan’s top court.Asia Bibi’s lawyer said he understood she had departed for Canada.Pakistani and Canadian officials have not officially commented on Bibi’s reported departure, perhaps due to the sensitive nature of her case.Bibi’s release in October sparked rioting by hardline Islamists, who rejected the Supreme Court’s verdict and warned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government that she must not be allowed to leave the country.They also called for Bibi, who has been staying at an undisclosed location under tight security, to be killed.“I have inquired within available channels, and according to them she has left for Canada,” Bibi’s lawyer, Saif Ul Malook, told Reuters.Pakistani TV channels Geo and ARY, citing unidentified sources, also reported Bibi had left the country.Pakistan’s foreign ministry did not respond to requests for comment. A Canadian government spokeswoman said in an emailed statement: “Global Affairs Canada has no comment.”In November, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country was in talks with Pakistan about helping Bibi, whose family are believed to be outside Pakistan. She is widely expected to seek asylum and diplomats say she will have no problems.A statement from the U.S. State Department said it “welcomes the news that Asia Bibi has safely reunited with her family.”“Asia Bibi is now free, and we wish her and her family all the best following their reunification. The United States uniformly opposes blasphemy laws anywhere in the world, as they jeopardise the exercise of fundamental freedoms,” the statement said.Pakistan’s Supreme Court in January upheld its earlier verdict to free Bibi, but Pakistani officials have worried that her sudden departure could trigger further riots.Islamists have criticising the government and the military for caving in to what they call pressure from the Western world.Bibi, a farm worker and a mother of four, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours working in the fields with her objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim.Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and has been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help her were assassinated, including Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, shot by his own bodyguard.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was “fantastic news that Asia Bibi appears to have left Pakistan safely.”Hunt, who was due to discuss persecution of Christians with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Church of England, tweeted that Bibi’s freedom “shows that with concerted effort the right thing can happen.”last_img read more

Weird But True Microsoft Is Developing a StressMonitoring Bra

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue Register Now » Women who are concerned about stress-induced overeating already have a lot of reasons to stress out, and now they have to another thing to worry about: their undergarments tattling on their moods.Or, maybe it’s a good thing.Researchers at Microsoft have developed a bra that they claim helps to regulate stress eating by monitoring the wearer’s vital signs and moods. The goal of the high-tech underwear is to help reduce stress eating by making the woman wearing it more aware of when she is anxious and likely to overindulge in an effort to make herself feel better.The high-tech bra uses sensor pads with battery-powered microprocessors that sample up to eight bio-signal channels simultaneously, gathering information such as heart rate and respiration, skin conductance and movement, according to a report from Discovery. The pads use EKG sensors, electrodermal activity sensors, accelerometers, and gyroscopes to gather data, which is then streamed to a smartphone app and the researchers’ computer.The test subjects recorded their own moods on the smartphone app, and the scientists used that data, along with the data collected from the bra-sensors, to predict physiological changes that accompany eating and stress.Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist and senior researcher in visualization and interaction at Microsoft, presented her findings at the Society for Affective Computing’s recent conference, in a paper titled “Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating.””It’s mostly women who are emotional overeaters, and it turns out that a bra is perfect for measuring EKG (electrocardiogram),” she said. “We tried to do the same thing for men’s underwear but it was too far away (from the heart).”The other problem the researchers encountered was that the sensors’ batteries only lasted about four hours before needing to be recharged. Czerwinski’s next focus will be to find another part of the body that can be used to monitor moods with similar physiological accuracy, but requiring less work.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. –shares Next Article 2 min read December 10, 2013 Katherine Gray Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bralast_img read more

Faster Food This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

first_img January 21, 2014 Guest Writer Technology Add to Queue Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH 2 min read Next Article Technology Writer Fast food burgers are no match for the high-speed burgers being created at one New Zealand restaurant. C1 Cafe in Christchurch has created a new system that delivers burgers to restaurant goers’ tables at an astounding 87 mph.Think of it this way: a burger that moves faster than your car on the freeway.The pneumatic tube food delivery system is the creation of owner Sam Crofskey who originally saw the idea on the cartoon Futurama. With the system, sliders are stacked inside a metal tube, and are then shot from the kitchen directly to a diner’s table. “Pneumatic” means the tubes are transported using air pressure.”We want to be really memorable,” Crofskey told New Zealand’s The Press. ”This is a world first.'”The process is similar to how some bank tellers send paper out to cars at a traditional drive-through teller window. C1 started out using the system to send orders back to the kitchen as a trial, and installed extra-large tubing to handle the heavier burger load.Burgers will arrive on tables in a stainless steel tube. Each tube is capable of holding three sliders, as well as a small side of fries. A custom air-brake system also slows down your food before it reaches your table, so the only injury you’re likely to get from your food is a larger waistline.Installing the system at every table in the restaurant is a gargantuan task. For tables along the wall, the burgers will arrive from above, but for center tables the restaurant is looking at ways to have the burgers arrive from below the table.Installing the entire system will take more than a year, with three new tables coming online each month. The first six tables are expected to start launching high-speed burgers to the public later this month.If these guys can deliver burgers in their restaurant at highway speeds, how can you supercharge your product delivery?What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below.   Emily Price Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Digital Media May Be Hindering Your Ability to Think Abstractly Study Says

first_img Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Enroll Now for $5 Next Article Trying to spark some critical thinking? It may be a good idea to forego digital media.The medium could be hindering your cognitive ability to think and analyze in the abstract, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. On the plus side, using laptops, smartphones or tablets for reading could help in the memorization of more concrete information.With more than 300 participants ranging in ages from 20 to 24, the assessment consisted of four studies. One had subjects read a David Sedaris short story, one group digitally and the other in print, followed by a quiz testing concrete and critical understanding. Another grouping read information on fictitious Japanese cars, some digitally and others in print, and were also quizzed after.Related: How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Business DecisionsThe group that read Sedaris in print had better recall of more abstract information while the digital readers proved to remember more specific details. The same proved true for the group that read about cars when asked which was the more superior model. Roughly 66 percent of print readers gave the right answer compared to 43 percent of digital readers.It’s not the first time scientists have questioned the impact digital consumption has on the mind’s functionality. The PEW Research Center, for example, released a study describing how digital tools impacted kid’s writing skills and how they learn. A study conducted by UCLA’s Children’s Digital Media Center also looked into the issue, finding that as technology use rose in popularity, critical thinking declined.“Given that psychologists have shown that construal levels can vastly impact outcomes such as self-esteem and goal pursuit, it’s crucial to recognize the role that digitization of information might be having on this important aspect of cognition,” says Dartmouth study author Geoff Kaufman, an assistant professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, in a press release.Related: Why Technology Is Affecting Critical Thought in the Workplace and How to Fix ItAs Mary Flanagan — Sherman Fairchild distinguished professor in digital humanities at Dartmouth and founding director of Tiltfactor — points out, understanding digital media’s impact could also help the development of tech tools of the future.”Sometimes, it is beneficial to foster abstract thinking, and as we know more, we can design to overcome the tendencies — or deficits — inherent in digital devices,” she says.In the meantime, it may be a good idea to invest in a good printer to get those PDFs in hand and buy a few more physical books to keep your abstract mind sharp.  Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends. Add to Queue Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. May 9, 2016 Lifestyle 3 min read 84shares Image credit: Guido Mieth | Getty Images Digital Media May Be Hindering Your Ability to Think Abstractly, Study Says Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lindsay Friedmanlast_img read more

Genesys Calls All Customer Experience Professionals to Denver June 10 to 13

first_imgGenesys Calls All Customer Experience Professionals to Denver June 10 to 13 to New Signature Event, Xperience19 PRNewswireMay 3, 2019, 2:28 pmMay 3, 2019 Make Every Moment Count at the Premier Customer Event of the YearGenesys, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, has announced its new signature event, Xperience19, will kick off June 10 in Denver, Colorado. This annual conference unites experts from organizations of all types and sizes who share a commitment to transforming mundane customer service into remarkable experiences.If there was ever an expert in creating magical moments, it’s world-renowned photographer and Xperience19 keynote speaker, Platon. Throughout his exceptional career, Platon has captured history-making moments for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and TIME. On the Xperience19 stage, Platon will take the audience on a roller coaster of emotions – from laughter to tears – with the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos. He answers the question, “Who is this person?”Also speaking is Dave Carroll, a Canadian songwriter, author, social media pioneer and the creator of a one-in-a-billion story, United Breaks Guitars. Carroll will address why empowering people to deliver moments of connection is so important in a digital world.Marketing Technology News: NICE Workforce Management AI Based Strategic Planner Receives CUSTOMER Magazine Product of the Year AwardIn addition, several marquee Genesys customers will present, including Uber, Whirlpool, Ticketmaster, Voya Financial and Alberta Motor Association. These companies will share how the cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital channels are helping them connect every touchpoint in the customer journey and driving business performance. Xperience19 will also shine a spotlight on the human side of customer service by recognizing agents from MyBudget, Crisis Services Canada and Bradesco Next, who are Genesys CX Heroes for going above and beyond to make a real difference in people’s lives.The immersive event enables attendees to create their own customer experience curriculum by choosing from more than 80 educational tracks, breakouts and activities. Business leaders, sales and marketing professionals, contact center managers and developers can delve into topics including predictive capabilities, customer and employee experience, cloud and more. Deep-dive breakout sessions will also cover the importance of blending the human touch with disruptive technologies to provide optimal service.Marketing Technology News: Gartner Says Marketers Must Focus on Helping Customers in Order to Remain Competitive TodayCo-located with Xperience19 is the annual Genesys DevCon, a hands-on technical conference for the developer community. Led by Genesys developers, DevCon is designed to help customers quickly innovate through the company’s software development kits (SDK) and open APIs.“Our new conference name, Xperience19, is reflective of our goal to make every moment count. This year, we’ll show attendees how immersive, experiential service is the new standard for every customer, every time,” said Merijn te Booij, chief marketing officer of Genesys. “No other event gives attendees a more comprehensive playbook to empower their employees and turn conversations with customers into the best-connected moments across marketing, sales and service.”Register for Xperience19 and DevCon before May 15 and save $300! Spend June 10 to June 13 at the brand-new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center learning, connecting and sharing all things related to customer experience. Follow the excitement on popular social networks and stay connected with the hashtag #Xpr19.Marketing Technology News: Enterprise Bank & Trust Partners with Bounteous and Acquia to Launch Brand New Marketing and Technology Experience Artificial Intelligencecustomer experienceGenesysGenesys CX HeroesGenesys DevConMarketing TechnologyNewsXperience19 Previous ArticleNew Mavenlink Study Finds Business, Competition, and Customer Expectations Rising Significantly for Services FirmsNext ArticleMarTech Interview with Dr. Vasco Pedro, CEO, Unbabellast_img read more

Acquia Unveils Faster Easier Personalization for Marketers

first_img AcquiaAcquia Engage Europedata-driven personalizationDrupalMarketing Technology NewsNewspersonalization Previous ArticleConnatix Announces Launch of Elements, the First Online Video Platform with Built-in Revenue for PublishersNext ArticleAdobe Experience Platform Taps AI-Triggered Analytics to Boost Real-Time CXM Acquia Unveils Faster, Easier Personalization for Marketers Business WireJune 18, 2019, 4:44 pmJuly 2, 2019 Announced at Acquia Engage Europe; the Only Personalization Tool Optimized for Drupal Helps Marketers Build and Launch No-Code Personalizations for Superior Digital ExperiencesAcquia announced the all-new Acquia Lift, the only personalization tool optimized for Drupal, now available as a no-code application to help marketers quickly and easily optimize customer experiences. The new product was unveiled at Acquia Engage Europe, where attendees got a first look at Acquia’s data-driven personalization solution.“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes”To meet customer expectations, marketers recognize the need to offer more personalized experiences. However, research shows nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of marketers globally feel like technology has made it harder, not easier, to do this.The latest release of Acquia Lift addresses this challenge head-on with a unified and marketer-ready interface, allowing users to execute all profile management, segmentation, and personalization activities in a single place. Anyone — regardless of technical acumen — can point, click, and personalize without any code.“In this competitive, fast-paced market, we know how important it is for businesses to be agile enough to quickly deliver relevant, customized content to users,” said Shareen Campbell, Head of Global Partnerships & Alliances, EPAM. “As an Acquia Global Select Partner, we’re excited to leverage Acquia Lift’s new capabilities and continue to enhance our clients’ digital platforms and customer experiences through personalization.”Marketing Technology News: Broadvoice Welcomes Kim McLachlan as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes,” said Debbie Kenemer, Executive Director, Digital Marketing at Community Health Network. “Our digital properties have to be equally focused on our patients and their needs. Acquia Lift helps us better understand our site visitors and put more relevant and specific information and services in front of them, increasing the opportunities that help them live healthier while also securing the care and information that’s important.”New key capabilities for Acquia Lift include:Simple campaign creation — enabling marketers to create complex personalization campaigns in three simple stepsTesting and targeting with no code — powering the creation and launch of website personalization without technical skillClearly defined personalization campaign types — users can launch A/B tests, target personalizations to specific audiences, or recommend content across a series of sessions to deliver the best possible experienceEnhanced scheduling — helping marketing teams align personalizations to events, promotions, sales, and press activitiesReal-time dashboards and advanced analytics — providing the ability to quickly review activities and metrics for both optimizing and validating marketing investmentMarketing Technology News: Constant Contact Unveils New WooCommerce and Shopify Offerings at 2019 Internet Retailer Conference“In today’s world, personalization is at the core of successful customer experiences. As a result, we have seen rapid adoption of Acquia Lift, which is now used by leading brands like Wendy’s, Bayer, and BlueCross BlueShield,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder and CTO. “Most organizations know that personalization is no longer optional, but put it off because it can be difficult. Acquia Lift, in combination with our other solutions, solves that. It provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use, platform that drives real business results – helping you understand your customers, and improve engagement with relevant, personalized content.”Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning Incrementality Solution To Help Marketers Find New Customerslast_img read more