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  • Airbus open to a fighter plane assembly plant in Quebec ahead of

    first_imgMIRABEL, Que. — Airbus is not ruling out the possibility that Quebec will host a fighter plane assembly line and satellite construction plant if the European giant manages to win new contracts in Canada.Simon Jacques, head of Canadian operations for the multinational, mentioned the possibility Monday at a company event in Mirabel, an off-island Montreal suburb, where it manufactures A220 jetliners, previously known as the Bombardier C Series.Airbus is on the lookout for Ottawa’s call for tenders — expected before the start of the 2019 election campaign — for 88 fighter planes to replace the government’s aging CF-18s. Airbus makes the Eurofighter Typhoon.Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab are all in the running alongside Airbus for the federal contract.Jacques says the construction of a new assembly line, which would create numerous jobs, would not be a logistical challenge given there is space available in Mirabel.Since the call for tenders would impose local content requirements, he says he wants to propose a “Canadian solution.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Site C to start construction of fivekilometrelong conveyor belt

    first_imgB.C. Hydro says the conveyor belt is expected to come into service during the summer of 2019 and will be used to transport materials to the dam site until 2023.More information on project details can be found on Site C’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is announcing that starting this week, construction activities will begin on the installation of a five-kilometre-long conveyor belt system that will be used to transport materials from the 85 Avenue Industrial Lands to the Site Cconstruction site.According to Hydro, the conveyor belt system will run adjacent to Shaman Industrial Way, cross under Old Fort Road, and 240 Road through culverts.The work will consist of excavation and pile driving, to install the brackets and supports for the conveyor, and will take approximately three months. In addition, road work associated with the culvert installations will take approximately two months to complete.last_img read more

  • Atletico charged by UEFA

    first_imgAtletico Madrid have been charged by the European football’s governing body UEFA over an alleged “racist” banner that their supporters had during their Europa League triumph against Marseille on Wednesday, reports PunchngA disciplinary hearing will be conducted by the UEFA to investigate the allegation and the governing body have also charged Marseille after some of their own fans had set off smoke bombs before the beginning of the final.While harmless, they caused the match to be delayed and the Ligue 1 club are now waiting to hear from UEFA after being accused of “crowd disturbances, acts of damages, setting off fireworks and throwing objects and late kick-off” at Lyon.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Meanwhile, Atletico’s supporters in France were allegedly holding a banner that appeared to show a Nazi war ensign and it is believed that they set off fireworks.Both cases will be conducted on May 31 by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.last_img read more

  • Werner says Germanys win was a pure joy

    first_imgTimo Werner said he was almost in tears after Toni Kroos’ 95th-minute winner restored German hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.Germany was almost eliminated when Sweden took a shock lead in the Group F blockbuster in Sochi but when Marco Reus equalized and Kroos curled a stunning free-kick into the top corner for a dramatic 2-1 victory, the hope to remain at the World Cup came back alive.Speaking afterward, Germany forward Werner told reporters via Goal:“In the locker room it was pure joy.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Some could hardly say anything. I almost had tears in my eyes on the pitch, because it was so cool. We deserve this. That could have been the turning point.“After trailing 1-0, we were facing elimination. That was a bitter moment, but the fact that we kicked on from half-time and despite the red card showed belief.”Germany are now level on three points with Sweden and three adrift of Mexico heading into Wednesday’s clash with South Korea. Progression from Group F will see Germany face either Brazil, Switzerland or Serbia in the next round.If Germany were to finish second, and Brazil were to win their group, there will be a repeat of the 2002 final in the Round of 16. Brazil won 2-0 16 years agolast_img read more

  • Homer Officer Honored At Memorial On Saturday

    first_imgLocal law enforcement agencies gathered to pay their respects in Homer. A dispatcher’s voice echoed through a police two-way speaker: “Officer Edward John Stading…is cleared from his final tour of duty. Thank you for your service.”  Stading started working for the Homer Police Department back in 2005. This fall, Stading was working towards retirement with plans to spend more time with his kids, and wife. Two groups are accepting donations to honor Ed, including the Glacierview Baptist Church Missions Fund and the KCCure fund at the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance. You can also donate to the family’s GoFundMe page. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ed Stading, a Homer police officer, was honored at a memorial service on Saturday after his recent death from cancer. In February of this year, Stading was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer.  He battled cancer from Valentine’s Day to Labor Day.last_img read more

  • All The Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs

    first_imgThe boys seemed to be having the most fun of pretty much everyone when Dolly Parton took the stage for a big medley with some very special guests to celebrate her being the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year. As the cameras cut to the audience during Parton and goddaughter Miley Cyrus’ “Jolene” duet, BTS could be seen dancing and singing along enthusiastically. Clearly anyone sitting near them had the best seats in the house, and the BTS army was quick to make the joyful moment viral.Related: BTS On The Creative Process, Breaking Records, Their Responsibility As Artists & More1. Becoming The First K-Pop Group To Present A GRAMMYIn addition to having a blast at their first GRAMMYs, the boys made history as the first K-pop group to present an award in the show’s 61 years. They took the stage at STAPLES Center for the first time to present H.E.R.—one of the artist’s they were stoked to see—with Best R&B Album.As they told Variety on the carpet, it was their first time ever presenting an award, so it was quite a monumental day of highs and big firsts for the boys.From Dolly To H.E.R.: 10 Unforgettable 2019 GRAMMYs MomentsRead more 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs all-ways-bts-won-our-hearts-2019-grammys News Facebook Email BTS & H.E.R. | Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIn addition to being ready to watch some of their favorite U.S.-based artists live for the first time, BTS name-dropped H.E.R., Scott and Gaga all as their dream collaborators. As they told Variety in another playful red carpet interview, they would love to work with the aforementioned artists, along with Camila Cabello. 2. Singing & Dancing To “Jolene” Twitter All The Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs From hinting at new music to dancing in the audience to presenting their first award, everyone’s favorite K-pop septet lived it up at their first-ever GRAMMY AwardsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 11, 2019 – 4:30 pm The seven members of K-pop phenomenon BTS—J-Hope, Jin, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga and RM—were clearly as excited as their fans were for their first appearance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. From arriving in style to dancing in their seats to more firsts as they took the stage, let’s countdown the top five ways the boys of BTS stole the show—and our hearts.5. Looking Dapper In TuxesThe South Korean group always has a strong style game, but their understated pizazz in matching black-and-white tuxedos really elevated their look on their first GRAMMYs red carpet. Their excitement to be a part of Music’s Biggest Night was palpable as they exited the SUV, posed for their first photos of the evening and made their way to the carpet.4. Coyly Teasing New Music On The Red CarpetOnce they were on the carpet, the Recording Academy shared a special moment with the boys by asking few burning questions. When we asked when we could expect a new album, they teased with just enough info to get fans buzzing.”It’s gonna be real soon,” RM said.When asked if it would be a collab album, RM gave a coy answer, while Jimin looked straight into the camera and said: “There could be a collaboration song and some joint songs, we don’t know, we’re working on it.”They also shared their excitement about seeing H.E.R., Lady Gaga and Travis Scott perform at the GRAMMYs. (Back in September, during their visit to the GRAMMY Museum, BTS shared that they’d been listening to a lot of Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” so the boys were definitely ready to dance.)More BTS: “Fans Gave Us The Wings That Allowed Us To Be Where We Are”3. Dropping Even More Collab Hintslast_img read more

  • Every new show and movie on Hulu July 2019

    first_img TV and Movies Digital Media Four Weddings and A Funeral  Hulu Happy summer to you all! First off, I’m not here to tell you how to live, but if you watch one thing this summer it should be the Apollo 11 documentary hitting Hulu on July 20. When I watched the film in theatres I was completely emotionally overwhelmed by the sheer majesty of the mission. If you weren’t alive yet to experience this historic moment in real time, do yourself a favor and watch the film. Hulu is picking up a bunch of great films this month including one of my all time favorite dark cult comedies Drop Dead Gorgeous. Speaking of comedies, Hulu is also getting the classic films Airplane! and Spaceballs on July 1. If we move on to slightly more contemporary comedies, Hulu is also dropping Swingers and Superbad on July 1.  On the horror front you can watch An American Werewolf in London, The Silence of the Lambs or the original Child’s Play. Please note that I will never recommend anyone actually watch Child’s Play. I still have nightmares over that evil murdering Chucky doll and I’m now in my thirties. But you do you.Lastly Hulu’s original series adaptation of one of my most-watched and beloved films, Four Weddings and a Funeral, is getting released on July 31. I cannot fathom how an adaptation would even work for television. But there’s a precedent of these shows working out occasionally. (See: Fargo.) So I’ll reserve my judgement until I see it for myself. Available on Hulu, July 2019July 1Forged in Fire: Complete Season 5 (History Channel)Forged in Fire: Knife or Death: Complete Season 2 (History Channel)Grace vs. Abrams: Complete Season 1 (A&E)Hoarders: Complete Season 6 (A&E)Killer in Plain Sight: Complete Season 1 (Content Media)Married at First Sight: Complete Season 7 (Lifetime)Mountain Men: Complete Season 2 (History Channel)Nightwatch Nation: Complete Season 1 (A&E)Project Runway: Complete Season 12 (Lifetime)The Universe: Complete Seasons 4-6 (History Channel)Veronica Mars: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Warner Bros)What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage: Series Premiere (FOX)88 Minutes (2007)A Little Princess (1995)A Year Ago in Winter (2008)Accomplices (2010)Airplane! (1980)Airplanes II: The Sequel (1982)American Gun (2005)An American Werewolf in London (1981)The Amityville Horror (2005)Antiviral (2013)The Appeared (2009)Apres Lui (2008)Arbitrage (2012)Are We Done Yet? 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(2005)Astro Boy (2009)Bad Lieutenant (1992)Bad Santa (2003)The Benchwarmers (2006)Beyond the Gates (of Hell) (2016)Big Fish (2003)Brotherhood of Justice (1986)Bull Durham (1988)Bunny and the Bull (2010) The Chateau (2001)The Childhood of a Leader (2016)Child’s Play (1988)Coffin Rock (2009)Con Air (1997)Cooties (2014)CSA: Confederate States of America (2005)Curse of the Zodiac (2007)Dans Paris (2006)Death Bell (2009)Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)Endless Love (1981)Errors of the Human Body (2013)Evolution (2015)Fainheart (2008)Fighter (2007)The First Wives Club (1996)Gangster No. 1 (2000)The Girl Under the Waves (2001)Good Luck Chuck (2007)Good Time Max (2008)Hard Candy (2006)Hellions (2015)Hero (“Ying Xiong”) (2002)Home of the Brave (2006)Honey 2 (20111)The Housemaid (2011)The Human Stain (2003)I Remember You (2017)The Imperialists are Still Alive (2011)Into The Blue (2005)Into The Blue 2: The Reef (2009)Johnny Mad 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Bros.: Complete Season 7 (Adult Swim)Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)July 7The Real Housewives of Orange County: Complete Season 13 (Bravo)July 10Bring the Funny: Series Premiere (NBC)Harlots: Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)Witness Protection (2008)July 12Hollywood Game Night: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)Gone Baby Gone (2007)July 13Clique: Complete Season 2 (All3 Media)July 1590 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 2 (TLC)Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Complete Seasons 17-18 (HGTV)Caribbean Life: Complete Seasons 6-7 (HGTV)Chopped: Complete Seasons 30-31 (Food Network)Cold Valley: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)Deadly Women: Complete Seasons 11-12 (IDTV)Food Paradise: Complete Season 11 (Food Network)Homicide Hunter: Complete Season 8 (IDTV)How The Universe Works: Complete Seasons 3-6 (Discovery Channel)Kids BBQ Championship: Complete Season 2 (Food Network)Killer Unknown: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)Love It or List It: Complete Seasons 12-13 (HGTV)Mythbusters: Complete Season 20 (Discovery Channel)Mythbusters Jr: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)NASA’s Unexplained Files: Complete Seasons 1-5 (Science Channel)Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Seasons 15-16 (TLC)Secret Space Escapes: Complete Season 1 (Science Channel)Shark week 2017: Complete Season 1 (Discovery Channel)The 1990’s: The Deadliest Decade: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over: Complete Season 1 (IDTV)Your Worst Nightmare: Complete Seasons 4-5 (IDTV)July 18The Last Man (2019)July 19Tokyo Ghoul: Complete Season 3A (DUBBED) (Funimation)July 20Apollo 11 (2019)July 21The Wave (2015)July 22Time Freak (2019)July 23Planet 51 (2009)July 26Light as a Feather: Complete Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)Power: Complete Season 5 (Starz)Veronica Mars: Complete Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)I Trapped the Devil (2019)The Field Guide to Evil (2019)July 29After Darkness (2018)July 30Bachelor in Paradise: Season 6 Premiere (ABC)July 31Four Weddings and a Funeral: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018)Dior and I (2015)Leaving Hulu in July July 31A Conspiracy to Rule: The Illuminati (2017)The Art of the Game (2018)Bait Shop (2008)Billboard Dad (1998)Black Rain (1989)Bluefin (2016)Bully (2001)Capote (2005)Chocolat (2000)Fatal Attraction (1987)Flashdance (1983)Ground Control (1998)Harsh Times (2006)Hoodlum (1997)Imagine Me and You (2005)Ironweed (1987)Kindergarten Cop (1990)Larger than Life (1996)Le Divorce (2002)Made (2001)Major League (1989)Mermaids (1990)My Five Wives (2000)Nick of Time (1995)Patriot Games (1992)Passport to Paris (1999)Possums (1998)Rollerball (2002)Rollerball (1975)The Sicilian (1987)Star Kid (1998)Switching Goals (1999)The Time Machine (2002)Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2001)Thirteen (2003)Twice Upon a Yesterday (1999)Under Siege (1992)Zombieland (2009) 0 Post a comment Share your voicecenter_img Tags Netpicks ABC Fox Hulu NBClast_img read more

  • Mindtree CEO on the way out as LT gains more ground in

    first_imgThe Mindtree logo. The company is fighting a takeover bid by Larsen & Toubro.Market grapevine doing the rounds is that a change of guard at Mindtree is likely to happen soon. It has been reported that talk about replacing CEO Rostow Ravanan is gaining pace even as Larson & Toubro (L&T) is gaining upper hand in the tussle with Mindtree founders.In a huge setback for the founders, Nalanda Capital, the largest institutional investor, sold its shares in Mindtree to L&T, helping the the engineering service conglomerate to notch up 51 percent in Mindtree.The ongoing rift between the two sides has many reasons, and Ravanan’s continuation as the CEO is one of them. The founders of Mindtree hold only 13 percent shares in the company. L&T is reportedly reviewing the management performance at board level and is keen on bringing a new CEO to take the company revenue to $1 billion, the Times of India reported.  Office of Mindtree Ltd.WikimediaEmotional appealsThe newspaper, however, said there is no confirmation of Ravanan leaving as the company has not found a successor yet. As per reports, the board wil decide on Ravanan’s continuation at Mindtree. L&T has already bagged three seats on the 12-member board and will be pushing their agenda with added force. L&T announced on April 18 that its initial goal was to secure a 26 percent stake in Mindtree from open market and high net-worth individuals. The company eventually wants to acquire 66.32 percent stake in Mindtree for which it has amassed a war chest of Rs10,700 crore.The founders of the Bengaluru-based company strongly opposed the takeover bid, touted to be the biggest in the Indian IT sector, trying to counter the takeover bid with emotional appeals to shareholders. However, L&T has been quietly going about the deal.last_img read more

  • Judge dismisses Exxon lawsuit against climate change probe

    first_img Share Mark Humphrey/APThe U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control says that Exxon Mobil must pay a $2 million penalty for allegedly violating sanctions on Russia.A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by Exxon Mobil aimed at stopping an investigation by New York and Massachusetts officials into whether the oil giant misled investors and the public about its knowledge of climate change and how the issue could affect its business.“Exxon’s allegations that the AGs are pursuing bad faith investigations in order to violate Exxon’s constitutional rights are implausible and therefore must be dismissed for failure to state a claim,” Manhattan U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said.In her ruling, Caproni described Exxon’s lawsuit as “running roughshod over the adage that the best defense is a good offense.”Exxon sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his Massachusetts counterpart, Maura Healey, in 2016 after they subpoenaed documents about Exxon research into the role of fossil fuels in climate change.The global oil and gas company called their investigation politically motivated and accused the Democrats of trying to take away the company’s free-speech rights on an important issue.Schneiderman late Thursday said he was pleased with the court’s decision.“As the Court noted, Exxon’s claims in this lawsuit were ‘implausible’ and unsupported, while its strategy amounted to a type of ‘legal jiu-jitsu’ that resulted in nothing more than a ‘huge waste’ of time and money,” Schneiderman said.Healey called it a “turning point” in their investigation and a “victory for the people.”The Irving, Texas-based Exxon said it was reviewing the judge’s decision and evaluating its next steps.“We believe the risk of climate change is real and we want to be part of the solution,” Exxon said in a statement. “We’ve invested about $8 billion on energy efficiency and low-emission technologies such as carbon capture and next generation biofuels.”last_img read more

  • National Poetry Month My Dog Barfed By BJ Love

    first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X My Dog Barfedon our walkthis morning.It was mostly bilejust bright yellowspots on the side-walk. Like littlesuns lightingup an otherwisegray sky, his pukepooled and appearedalmost pleasant.Like the car fireI saw the other daythat burnt blueand purple andpowerful as itconsumed the wholevehicle and theattentions of everyperson who drovepast it. This poemis about light, is aboutall the places we canfind light if we justtry harder to find it.It’s something newI’m trying with mylife, which, surehas a lot to dowith turning 40but what doesn’t?Look, the sky hereis clear and the dayis that perfect mixof cool air andwarm sun. Dayslike these are fewand far betweenin SoutheastTexas and so I wasreally trying toenjoy myself as Iwalked the dogfirst one extra blockand then another.But I overworkedhim and he puked–Everybody in lineat the taco truckbreathed in heavyand let the smellof eggs and potatoesand jamon filltheir heads witha kind of revelryusually reservedfor god or beingnaked with someoneyou love. I pickedhim up and carriedhim back to the house.The sun shone a littlethrough the live oaks.Specks of yellow lightlittered the sidewalk. Listen This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Morgen, op. 27, no. 4 (excerpt) by Richard Strauss from Timothy Hester: The Classical 91.7 Sessions, Un grand amour (excerpt) by Marguerite Monnot/Edith Piaf from Antonio Pompa-Baldi: The Rascal and the Sparrow and Gymnopedie No. 1 (excerpt) by Erik Satie from Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Satie, The Complete Solo Piano MusicTo learn more about this series, go here. 00:00 /06:43center_img Putney Student TravelBJ Love In this sound portrait, we meet poet BJ Love. He talks about finding inspiration in small moments of everyday life, being married to another poet and how poetry is like a time machine. He reads his poem, “My Dog Barfed.”BJ Love teaches English and creative writing at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has taught poetry all over the world. His recent work can be found in Gulf Coast, The Indianapolis Review, Moon City Review and Stirring: A Literary Collection. Sharelast_img read more

  • Promoting women entrepreneurs

    first_imgWith the tagline of Innovate, Transform and Power as its prime focus, Rokitt Inc. is the expert in digital products for consumers across various industries. It is a dynamic team that strives to make a difference for the people we serve every day. Visiting India to launch their start-up, the co-founders Rohit Mahajan and Oksana Sokolovsky talked to Millennium Post about how they look at various industries through the lens of progressive disruption and develop products for mass consumption and impact. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rokitt Inc. will be launching various digital products which would promote various social causes. The Women Entrepreneurs International (WEI) would provide a networking and promotional platform for women entrepreneurs. The community was founded by like-minded entrepreneurs with a mission to use their industry knowledge and experience to deliver an impactful contribution towards women’s personal and entrepreneurial growth. WEI also plans to expand its training and mentorship opportunities to help educate women on business networking and referral marketing. It also focuses on tangible services to help women launch, run and expand their businesses as well as offer specific services such as building a business plan, securing funding, registering the company, legal and accounting activities, launching websites and promotion. WEI support includes educational tools, skills workshops, legal and accounting services, marketing and web development support. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixRohit Mahajan, the co-founder said, “I am convinced that with real tangible support, women will be able to start and expand their businesses and become more independent and empowered. WEI has established key partnerships with vendors to scale up its services and deliver tangible results. Our goal is to equip women with the skills and resources that will allow them to become successful entrepreneurs in a global economy.”  WEI is a key drive by Rokitt Inc. to expand the women’s empowerment initiative globally, targeting to impact more than one million women over the next few years. There will also be a Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) which will develop and implement comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organisations. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment, and leadership development, CAE will provide for the underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area with skills to break cycles of violence. With products like Local Advertising Platform, Travel, Machine learning, Natural language processing, Rokitt Inc. has a wide amount of industries and technologies under its wing.last_img read more

  • Mother should not discuss weight issue with daughters

    first_imgIf you want your daughter to shed a few pounds, better abstain from saying it in so many words and if you have to, do bring in your own weight concerns to the discussion, suggests new research.While discussing issues of diet and weight with their daughters, mothers would do better to raise their own weight-related problems, the study said.Aiming to figure out how mothers should discuss weight issue with their daughters, the study focused on a representative group of sixth- to eighth-grade girls and their mothers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Generally, we found that for the daughters who were being encouraged to lose weight by their mothers, outcomes were worse if their mothers were not also discussing their own weight concerns,” said one of the researchers Erin Hillard from University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US.“The daughters who were being encouraged to lose weight but whose moms were not also discussing their own weight concerns were more at risk for development of disordered eating, based on the higher scores on measures of dieting behaviour and drive for thinness they reported in eighth grade,” Hillard noted. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHillard acknowledged that the study findings as a whole suggested more about what mothers should not be talking about than what they should.“After all,” she said, “the best outcomes were found for daughters whose mothers were not engaging in either type of conversation.” “They do shed light on the complexity of the issue of talking to children about their weight in ways that don’t lead to poor health outcomes in the long run,” Hillard noted.The study was published in the journal Body Image.last_img read more

  • Cartoon characters as super veggies help kids eat healthy

    first_imgMarketing vegetables in school lunchrooms using the Super Sprowtz – a team of fun-loving characters with super powers – almost tripled the percentage of elementary school students choosing items from the salad bar,the findings showed. “If we put time and good resources into marketing healthy choices to kids, it can work,” said lead researcher Andrew Hanks, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the US. Further, such interventions were found to improve nutrition, behaviour as well as performance in school. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, the team analysed the behaviour of children from 10 public elementary schools in urban New York State. In some schools, they wrapped the bottom portion of the salad bar with a vinyl banner depicting the cartoon characters as super veggies. In others, they played cartoon videos in the lunch room. And in others, they tried both tactics. According to researchers, in schools with the salad bar banners, 24 per cent of kids took vegetables from the salad bars. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn those schools that had characters on the salad bar and video, the vegetable selection jumped from 10 per cent to almost 35 per cent. “If we can encourage kids to take vegetables of their own accord, rather than have someone put it there for them, they’re much more likely to eat them,” Hanks noted.No significant improvement was found in schools with videos alone. However, the researchers said that it is unlikely such a technique would work with older students.last_img read more

  • Romance is alive and well at the five star Corinthia Lisbon

    first_imgRomance is alive and well at the five star Corinthia LisbonRomance is alive and well at the five star Corinthia LisbonThe five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon has created a romantic package for Valentine’s Day, revolving around the hotel’s decadent Spa and Wellness Club which is lavishly spread over 37,673 sq feet of sophisticated and exclusive facilities.The experience begins with an indulgent spa ritual for two in the private Spa Suite. The 50-minute relaxing aromatherapy, full-body massage kicks off the indulgences, helped by spa treats of two fluted of champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate.Couples can then enjoy a 30-minute hydrating facial and a dip in the Jacuzzi and Steam Room.Rose petals and tea lights add romantic touches to the guest bedrooms, while early check-in and late check-out – subject to availability –  allows maximum time to enjoy the pampering stay.The price of the package starts from Euros 462 (approximately $481.10)  per room.The package includes:Accommodation with full buffet breakfastCouples Suite full body massage and facialComplimentary early check-in and late check-out, subject to availabilityOffer is valid  February 1st to 28th 2017 for one, two, three of four nights’ stayThe offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may applyReservations must be guaranteed to credit card at time of bookingRates are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of City Tax (Euros1 per person, per night)Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrivalLate cancellation or no shows will be charged in fullAbout Corinthia Hotel LisbonThe five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon offers 518 rooms, including 24 Executive Suites, 1 Ambassador Suite and 1 Presidential Suite, and state-of-the-art facilities. Boasting stunning views over the eighteenth-century Aqueduct and the beautiful Monsanto Natural Park, Corinthia Lisbon exudes the Portuguese Spirit of Discovery. The hotels’ Sete Colinas and Típico restaurants offer a fusion of innovative Portuguese, contemporary Mediterranean and International cuisines, and the Terrace Lounge offers al fresco dining and lounging. The Spa and Wellness Club features 3,500 square meters of sophisticated and exclusive facilities, including face-and-body-ritual luxury suites, state-of-the-art Acqua area,  heated indoor swimming pool, natural solarium and a fully equipped gym. Corinthia Lisbon’s Conference Centre offers unparalleled levels of elegance, connectivity and intuitive service, with a capacity for up to 1,400 delegates. Corinthia Lisbon, opened in 2004, is a 21st-century upscale hotel located 7 km from the airport and only short distance from the historic city centre, with excellent public transportation links. Created with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service, Corinthia Lisbon is a member of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. Source = Corinthia Hotel Lisbonlast_img read more

  • The palladium price rallied a few dollars in the e

    first_img The palladium price rallied a few dollars in the early going in Far East trading on their Wednesday morning—and then didn’t do much after that until around 1:30 p.m. Zurich time.  From there it rallied until 1 p.m. EST, before getting sold off into the 5:15 p.m. close of electronic trading.  Palladium closed at $812 spot—up five bucks on the day, but well of its high tick. The silver price had a little more shape to it.  It traded flat in the Far East until about 1:30 p.m. Hong Kong time—and then, like gold, began to rally.  That all ended at the London open—and from there price got sold down into the London silver fix.  The subsequent rally met the same fate as the gold price at the COMEX open—and it’s low tick came minutes after 9:00 a.m. EST.  It rallied back a bit from there, but at precisely 2:00 p.m. EST in electronic trading, a willing seller pealed 17 cents off the price going into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close.  That turned a potentially positive close, into a negative one. The low and high ticks were recorded as $16.95 and $17.355 in the March contract. Silver finished the Wednesday trading session at $17.055 spot, down a nickel from Tuesday’s close.  Volume, net of December and January, wasn’t exactly light either at 50,000 contracts. The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that zero gold and 115 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the COMEX-approved depositories on Friday.  The only short/issuer was Jefferies out of its client account—and the two largest long/stoppers were HSBC USA with 85 contracts—and Jefferies with 17 contracts for its client account.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. The CME Preliminary Report for the Wednesday trading session showed that December open interest in gold declined by 23 contracts—and is now down to 1,054 contracts.  In silver, December o.i. stands at 518 contracts, down 57 contracts from Tuesday’s report. Let the bells ring out and the banners fly, because for the second day in a row there was a deposit in GLD.  This time it was 96,080 troy ounces.  It’s been years since we’ve seen that!  Over at SLV, the opposite happened, as an authorized participant withdrew a monstrous 2,873,718 troy ounces.  I don’t need Ted Butler standing over my left shoulder to figure out that this was a ‘Mr. Big’ withdrawing silver in order to circumvent SEC requirements of having to report more than a 5 percent share ownership in that ETF. There was no sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday. There wasn’t big in/out movement in gold over at the COMEX-approved depositories on Tuesday.  Only 3,215 troy ounces were reported received—and 803 troy ounces were taken out.  But, of course, it was another big day in silver, as 551,073 troy ounces were reported received—and another 1,061,295 troy ounces were shipped out.  Canada’s Scotiabank took in all the silver—and almost a million ounces was shipped out of Brink’s, Inc.  The link to that activity is here. I have a decent number of stories again today—and I hope you find something in the list below that you like. The price of gold and silver surged on Tuesday—and held those gains through Wednesday’s trading. In silver, it was the first upside penetration of the important 50-day moving average in six months. I would imagine there was further technical fund buying, including both additional short covering and most likely new buying as well. The key question, of course, is who were the sellers—and more specifically, how much additional short selling occurred by the 4 and 8 largest commercial shorts in both silver and gold? Because yesterday was the cutoff for the reporting week, this Friday’s COT should go a long way to answering that question. While I’m resigned to some disappointment in increased concentrated short selling by the big commercials, I am still more interested in what has occurred over the past five reporting weeks, namely, the unprecedented outcome of the technical funds cashing in massive profit chips on the short side of silver and a good number of commercial longs (raptors) tapping out. Nothing close to this has occurred previously and I’m still convinced that this shocking turnabout portends important changes ahead, including a potential loss of trading liquidity. A loss of liquidity generally translates into bigger price moves and yesterday’s large price moves in gold and silver would tend to support my conclusion. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 10 December 2014 Yesterday was another day where the price got sold down after a big advance the prior day.  The four ‘orphan’ out-of-the-blue rallies that gold and silver have staged during the past five weeks have all ended the same way, with down days following each one—with significant portions of the gains in precious metal stocks vanishing as well.  As you already know, yesterday’s action was no exception. Here’s the 3-month gold chart so you can see this for yourself.  The first rally of the current sequence came on Friday, November 7, with the big down day coming the following Monday on the 10th.  The other three ‘orphan’ rallies are equally as obvious. The gold stocks opened down a hair, but immediately rallied into positive territory, with the high coming just before 10:30 a.m. EST.  Despite the fact that the gold price was trending lower, the stocks managed to stay in positive territory until shortly before 2 p.m.  At that point the general sell off in the Dow, which began at the 1:30 p.m. COMEX close, infected the gold stocks—and by 3 p.m. were down a hair over 3 percent—and that’s where they closed an hour later, as the HUI finished the day down 3.02 percent, giving up 60 percent of its Tuesday gains. The platinum price rallied in fits and starts until shortly before the Zurich open—and it was pretty much all down hill from there, with platinum closing on its low tick of the day at $1,236 spot, down 6 bucks. The silver equities followed a very similar pattern, but they only closed down 2.11 percent.  Here’s Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index showing that. My ISP was down for about ninety minutes in the wee hours of this morning—and London had been open for a while by the time Internet service had been restored. The gold price rose about five bucks in the first hour or so after trading began in New York yesterday evening, but got sold down the same amount shortly after 1 p.m Hong Kong time—and at the moment [4:08 a.m. EST] the gold price is down a couple of bucks.  Silver’s price path was similar—and it’s price is down a couple of pennies.  Gold volume is a bit over 31,000 contracts at the moment—and silver’s volume is just north of 6,300 contracts.  The dollar index fell off a cliff in early Far East trading, but the moment it broke through the 88.00 mark to the downside, it appeared that ‘gentle hands’ showed up.  Right now the index is up a hair. After Tuesday’s big ‘orphan’ run-up in precious metal prices, it appears that we’re back to twiddling our collective thumbs until the next out-of-the-blue rally puts in an appearance.  And as Ted mentioned in his quote further up, we await the Commitment of Traders numbers on Friday to see what the big 4 and 8 short holder in gold and silver did during that rally. I’d be happy if it was just the technical funds in the Managed Money covering the remainder of their short positions while the raptors [the Commercial traders other than the Big 8] sold what was left of their long positions at a big loss once again.  That’s my Christmas wish, but JPMorgan et al would hardly pass as Santa and his elves—and Christmas is still a long way away. And as I hit the send button on today’s effort at 5:30 a.m. EST, I note that the gold and silver prices are continuing to slide.  Gold is down five bucks, with silver down a nickel.  Platinum, which had been up about 15 bucks on the day at 1 p.m. Hong Kong time, is now down two dollars on the day.  Palladium is up 3 bucks. Gold volume is around 44,000 contracts—and silver’s volume is a hair above the 8,300 contract mark.  These numbers are bigger than I’d like to see this time of day, but they haven’t increased by much since I reported on them about 90 minutes ago. The dollar index which, once again, came close to sliding back below the 88.00 mark minutes before the London open, is now rallying a bit.  At the moment it’s up 12 basis points at 88.345. As for what might happen during the remainder of the Thursday session, I haven’t a clue, nor does anyone else.  I’d be happy with another ‘orphan’ rally—but I’m always on the lookout for “in your ear.” See you tomorrow. It appears that we’re back to twiddling our collective thumbs After getting sold down a few dollars to the $1,230 level in early Far East trading on their Wednesday, gold rallied quietly to its high of the day, which came shortly before 3 p.m. Hong Kong time.  But by the 10:30 a.m. GMT London a.m. gold fix, the price had returned to the $1,230 level.  There was a tiny rally that began at the noon London silver fix, which got sold down the moment that COMEX trading began at 8:20 a.m. EST—and from there it gently sold off, closing on its low tick of the day. The high and lows were reported by the CME Group as $1,238.90 and $1,225.20 in the February contract. Gold finished the trading day at $1,226.10 spot, down $6.30 from Tuesday’s close.  Volume, net of December and January, was not exactly light at 151,000 contracts. Here are the 6-month charts for the four precious metals, plus natural gas and West Texas Intermediate.  As the world already knows, the price of crude oil set a new low for this move down yesterday—and as to where the bottom might be, nobody knows.  In natural gas, we’re back to the lows we haven’t seen since late October—and prior to that, a bit over a year ago. The dollar index closed late on Tuesday afternoon in New York at 88.67.  The 88.80 high tick came shortly before 10 a.m. in Hong Kong.  From that ‘high,’ the index drifted back to unchanged by shortly after the noon silver fix in London.  At that point, the index began to head south with more urgency, closing virtually on its low tick of the day at 88.22—down 45 basis points from Tuesday’s close. In many respects, the dollar index carved out an identical price path on Tuesday as it did on Wednesday, but this time it wasn’t accompanied by a corresponding rally in the precious metals.  So it’s safe to call the correlation between the dollar index and the precious metal prices so much bulls hit.  However, it does make for a good cover for JPMorgan et al when it becomes necessary—and it’s obvious that yesterday wasn’t one of those days. Here’s the 3-day chart, so you can see that the dollar index moves on Tuesday and Wednesday were almost mirror images of each other—but the ‘reaction’ of the precious metals obviously wasn’t the same. The agreement with Sumitomo on the Fourth of July project is a great compliment to our recent agreement with Newmont Mining on the Wood Hills South project. We also have the Arabia, Golden Shears and some generative efforts being funded through our joint venture business model. We have enough capital in the bank to last two more years and no debt. 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  • The Trump administration unleashed a flood of outr

    first_imgThe Trump administration unleashed a flood of outrage earlier this month after unveiling a proposal to overhaul the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. The plan would replace half the benefits people receive with boxed, nonperishable — i.e. not fresh — foods chosen by the government and not by the people eating them.Among those horrified at the thought: American Indians who recognized this as the same type of federal food assistance that tribes have historically received, with devastating implications for health.Since 1977, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has bought nonperishable foods to distribute on Indian reservations and nearby rural areas as part of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. The program was designed as an alternative to SNAP for low-income Native Americans living in remote areas without easy access to grocery stores. The food boxes delivered were filled with canned, shelf-stable foods like peanut butter, canned meats and vegetables, powdered eggs and milk.”If you talk to people like me who grew up solely on this stuff, you hear stories of ‘I never even tasted a pineapple or real spinach’ — you didn’t taste these foods until you were older,” says Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.”We would scrape together whatever commodities we had available to us,” Jernigan recalls.Both of her parents worked full time, but “it just wasn’t enough to support a family,” she says. They relied on government provisions for meals. Breakfast was often a grain like farina served with powdered milk with water added to it. “A lot of times we had mashed potato flakes — you add water, too – and maybe canned peaches, and if you had any vegetables, it was canned. And that was pretty much it.”The effects of this kind of government commodities-based diet can be seen all around Indian country, says Jernigan, now a University of Oklahoma researcher who studies the impacts of food environments on Native American health. “There’s even a name for it – it’s called ‘commod bod.’ That’s what we call it because it makes you look a certain way when you eat these foods.”The name, she says, is a joke, but the health implications of this kind of diet are anything but funny. American Indians and Alaska Natives are at least twice as likely as whites to have Type 2 diabetes, and they have 1 1/2 times the rate of obesity as non-Hispanic whites, according to the government statistics.Scientists think one explanation for these health differences may lie in what is called the “thrifty gene” theory, which suggests Native Americans have a genetic predisposition to obesity and diabetes. But these diseases didn’t become prevalent until tribes adopted a more processed Western diet, notes Elizabeth Hoover, who is of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry and teaches about indigenous food movements at Brown University.”A good part of this is not because indigenous bodies are somehow inherently susceptible to diabetes. It’s because of these really insufficient diets that are not nutrient-dense, but they’re very calorie-dense,” says Hoover, who is writing a book about Native American efforts to reclaim their traditional food culture.Like SNAP, the Indian food distribution program is meant to supplement a family’s food budget. But Jernigan says recent studies have found that 60 percent of Native Americans who receive food assistance through the program rely on the government program as their primary source of food. (By comparison, 37 percent of people enrolled in SNAP rely on it as their main source of money for food, according to a new report from the Urban Institute.) So the quality of that food can really affect health.”If you want to know what eating primarily shelf-stable and packaged foods does to a household or family or community, I think you could look closely at the Native American experience,” she says.While program began in the 1970s, the federal government had been providing American Indians with government commodities for far longer. In the late 1940s, the U.S. government began distributing to tribes surplus foods that it was buying up as a way to support prices for struggling farmers.Before the 1950s, Jernigan says, “there were few accounts of these lifestyle diseases [like Type 2 diabetes] — they couldn’t really be found in Native American communities. The major problem was malnutrition.” By the 1960s, researchers were seeing higher rates of Type 2 diabetes among this population.After the program began in the 1970s, Jernigan says, “you started to see high consumption of these packaged and shelf-stable canned foods – nothing fresh, no fresh vegetables, foods high in sodium, fat and sugar. And you see the rates of these preventable diseases skyrocket.”Those government-provided food boxes also contained something else: stigma, says Joe Van Alstine, a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.”I grew up on it, a bunch of my friends did. It was always the stigma of the can … you opened it up, and it was gross and nasty-looking,” Van Alstine says.For many in Indian country, says Hoover, the Trump administration’s “Harvest Box” proposal brought back childhood memories of foods at which they now “shudder when they look back on and started to avoid when they could afford groceries.”Hoover says the quality and healthfulness of the food aid to tribes has improved a lot over the years, and she credits the efforts of people like Van Alstine. He is the food distribution program director for his tribe and oversees the reservation food distribution program in the Midwest. He is also the vice president of the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations, which is made up of tribal representatives who administer federal food aid at the local level.Over the years, he says, they’ve pushed for changes to the program — like the inclusion of more culturally relevant, and healthful, foods like hand-harvested wild rice, grass-fed bison, wild-caught Pacific salmon and blue cornmeal. Another welcome innovation: a grocery-store like model where aid recipients can shop the aisles and select their own foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen (not just canned) meats. The stores are roughly the size of a 7-Eleven, and about a third of the 103 tribal organizations now have them, Van Alstine says.”So when they come in here they do have a choice,” says Van Alstine. “Because I do feel that’s what makes them happy.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

  • Carol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she is

    first_imgCarol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she is bringing the neighborhood down.She lives in a mobile home park in a woodsy part of Columbia County, N.Y, just off a two-lane highway. The homes have neat yards and American flags. On a spring Saturday, some neighbors are out holding yard sales, with knickknacks spread out on folding tables. Others are out doing yardwork.Burgos’ lawn is unruly and overgrown.”How bad do I feel when these little old ladies are mowing their lawn and I can’t because I’m in so much pain?” she says.Burgos is in her early 50s. She can’t mow her lawn herself because of pain and physical limits related to her osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease and other health issues. She was deemed disabled in 1997 and lives on payments from Social Security Disability Insurance. She gets health coverage through Medicare.She also can’t afford to pay someone to mow the lawn for her. “I don’t want another bill,” she explains. “I don’t want to be in more debt. I’m embarrassed. I don’t know, who do you ask?”Burgos estimates she is $30,000 in debt. That’s a lot, especially with so little coming in. “Less than $1,500 a month,” she says. “And that doesn’t include [costs of] fuel; cooking gas; electric; water usage.”For food, she gets a bit of money in food stamps every month. Her income works out to about $18,000 a year — not too far off from what most people living on disability benefits make.There’s no way she could pay a $1,000 expense right away, Burgos says. According to a recent poll NPR conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 49% of rural Americans couldn’t afford a sudden expense of that size.The percentage was much higher — 70% — for people who, like Burgos, have disabilities. More than half of those with disabilities said their families have had problems paying for medical or dental bills in the past few years.Burgos says she doesn’t want to have to rely on disability benefits. She used to work — she’s had lots of jobs, including helping developmentally challenged people with life skills.She identifies as a “working person with disabilities” even though she hasn’t worked for 10 years. She is frustrated by the copays she has to pay for doctor visits and at the pharmacy — she ends up filling only her most important prescriptions, she says.”I want to work,” she says. “Screw the money! Give me medical coverage — full medical — so I can be an able body that is willing to work.”Burgos feels stuck in poverty and physically stuck, because it’s so hard for her to get around.Having good access to transportation — or not — has a huge impact on the health of people living in rural parts of the country, says Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco who studies the health of vulnerable populations.”If you go to less populated areas — rural areas — access to a car that functions well [and] the costs for gas becomes such an essential element,” Bibbins-Domingo says. “Both to drive to seek medical care, as well as to drive to access the other resources that are necessary to pursue good health.”Without that transportation — or ready access to other basics like healthy food or good housing — people can get into a vicious cycle, she says.”Poor health contributes to financial instability and to poverty,” Bibbins-Domingo says, “and poverty itself we know contributes to poor health.”That cycle of poor health and poverty hits people with disabilities particularly hard. “Their poverty levels are over two times higher, compared to those without disabilities,” says Bill Erickson of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University.The federal government does provide help to people with disabilities under two different programs. Some people, like Burgos, have a work history that entitles them to payments from Social Security Disability Insurance. Others, who never worked — perhaps because of a developmental disability — are eligible for Supplemental Security Income.But other hurdles can arise. If you’re disabled, live in a rural area and want to work, you still have to find a job you can do.”Since the Great Recession, rural counties really haven’t seen as much employment growth as urban counties,” Erickson says. “Also just the types of jobs that are available to those sorts of communities may be tending toward, you know, requiring people to be able to move things physically or whatever.”And the limitations that the individual with disabilities may have,” Erickson continues, “may be preventing them from being able to do those particular types of jobs — or employers can’t provide the accommodations that may be necessary.”Erickson’s colleague at ILR, Thomas Golden, adds that the complexity of disability benefits presents another problem for people who would like to work. It’s not clear to many people how much they are allowed to work without jeopardizing their benefits, he says, or what programs are available to help them in the job search.For the past six years, Golden and Erickson have worked with young people receiving Supplemental Security Income as part of the New York State PROMISE initiative.”In a lot of cases, those youth and their families weren’t ready to talk about work because they couldn’t pay their rent,” Golden says. “Or they were getting evicted. Or other basic needs needed to be met first before they could think about their own self-development, when it came to work and economic independence.”Burgos says she would like to find a job she is able to do, with enough hours to supplement her income but not trigger a loss of her Social Security benefits. First, though, she says, she must figure out how to deal with the overgrown lawn and a student loan bill that just arrived in the mail. And she is trying to coordinate nursing care for her elderly mother.There are good things in her life, too, Burgos says. She has her faith — she’s a born-again Christian. Her car is a bit beat up, but it works. And she has a very sweet little dog.And even though she has to rely on a walker for long distances — and fears she eventually will end up in a wheelchair — for now, she is still well enough to get up and down the stairs to her front door.NPR science intern Susie Neilson contributed reporting for this story. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

  • Google Expands Nascent RideSharing Service

    first_img –shares This story originally appeared on Reuters Next Article Ride Sharing The search giant plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber Technologies Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported.Google in May launched a pilot program around its California headquarters which allowed several thousand area workers at specific firms to carpool together with users of its Wave navigation app, according to the WSJ report. Alphabet executive David Drummond on Monday resigned from Uber’s board due to increasing competition between the companies. Google in 2013 had invested $258 million in Uber, but now increasingly see each other as rivals, the WSJ reported.Google did not respond immediately to a request for comment.(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta) 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List August 31, 2016 1 min read Apply Now » Image credit: Bloomua / Shutterstock Reuters Add to Queue Google Expands Nascent Ride-Sharing Servicelast_img read more

  • first_img Explore further Point a camera at yourself, attract an audience and get rewarded for your efforts by YouTube. Pose with a product and make money from brands on Instagram. Develop a following on Facebook, and the social network will share ad revenues with you.Quit your job (or school), become a social media “influencer” and potentially make tens of thousands of dollars, if not even millions.It’s not easy to pull off, but if David Dobrik, Colleen Ballinger and Joey Graceffa could do it, why not you?The trio is among the 90,000 social media fans, stars and industry pros who will descend on Anaheim this week, as early as Wednesday night, for the annual fan fest/industry gathering that is known as VidCon.Here, young fans arrive with their parents hoping to meet and greet with their favorite YouTubers, while many would-be YouTubers come to learn from experts like Graceffa about how to succeed as an influencer.”YouTube still dominates because it pays the most revenues to creators,” says Joe Gagliese, the co-founder of Viral Nation, which represents influencers and works with brands on their marketing campaigns. “And Instagram is getting close, in terms of importance to influencers.”Facebook-owned Instagram doesn’t pay creators for posting their work. Instead, they go to agencies like ViralNation, which sells their posts to brands.Facebook itself for years has talked about sharing ad revenues with creators via its Watch program, but the program to offer ads in exchange for revenues is being used by just tens of thousands of people, says Facebook, compared to “millions” on YouTube, according to the company.Additionally, Facebook’s entry hurdles are stricter than YouTube: 10,000 followers and 30,000 one-minute views of three-minute videos, versus 1,000 followers and 4,000 minutes of watch time.VidCon is 10 years old, YouTube is 14 years old and established stars like Graceffa, PewDiePie and Ryan, the 7-year-old kid who reviews toys, have built giant fan bases, attracting multimillions of views daily.Is it too late to get in? Credit: CC0 Public Domain Not according to Gagliese. “Honestly, it’s never too late,” he says. “YouTube has more viewers this year than last year and new influencers are emerging from all over the world.”How much money can you make? It depends on how many people watch your videos, or follow you on Instagram.Gagliese spells it out for us:YOUTUBE:Between 6 to 12 cents per view. So on the low end, a July video exploring Japanese vending machines by the young YouTuber named Safiya Nygaard brought in 6.8 million views, which could already be worth $408,000.INSTAGRAM:This depends upon the influencer and their level of engagement, but a “micro-influencer,” one with 10,000 to 50,000 active fans, “used to only pick up only a couple hundred bucks, now they’re getting a few thousand per post,” he says.Influencers with up to 1 million followers will see $10,000 per post, while 1 million followers and up can charge $100,000 or more.The most popular influencers are bringing in $250,000 to $500,000 per post, for posing with brands and featuring them on their Instagram Story pages, which allow direct links back to the brand, he adds.But it’s not easy.”People underestimate how hard it is,” says Gagliese. It’s a regular full-time job writing, shooting and editing videos and uploading them, adding all the correct tags and descriptions to make sure they get discovered, and that’s just today’s work. On the next day, they have to continue and do it all over again, hustling to build an audience.And once they do that, he adds, they have to keep it up.”They have to stay on top of everything.”And since you’re judged by how many followers or views you have, a cottage industry has emerged of shady companies offering to “buy” views and followers, which leads to digital “influencer fraud,” something brands are very concerned about.Tim Sovay, the chief operating officer of marketing agency CreatorIQ is on a mission to weed out fraud.”Brands want a better understanding of who they’re partnering with, and what the social metrics really are,” he says.Meanwhile, besides talking up issues like fraud and how to legitimately get more views in industry sessions at VidCon, the real action is on the trade show floor, where fans get to meet their favorite online celebs.VidCon “is a convergence of modern-day pop culture, celebrity and fandom,” Sovay says. “The most culturally relevant celebrities, for 13- to 24-year-olds, are on the floor, and there’s a fandom unlike anywhere else.” And brands like M&Ms, Taco Bell and Kia are on the floor as well, to “try and find organic ways to integrate into the event, to get their message in front of the fans.”VidCon’s trade show floor opens Thursday, and the convention concludes Saturday night. Fan tickets start at $170. Citation: On YouTube or Instagram? Here’s what it takes to make money as social media ‘influencer’ (2019, July 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-youtube-instagram-money-social-media.html Even after all these years, the offer still sounds really enticing. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. YouTube looks to dilute nasty programming with curated educational playlists (c)2019 U.S. TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.last_img read more