ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Fans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It may be June, but Ohio State and Michigan are in mid-season form in the trash talk department. Saturday night, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, taking exception to what appears to be a recruiting pamphlet produced by Michigan, blasted the Wolverines on Twitter. Smith, who is clearly ticked off that Michigan is is promoting its assistant coach Jedd Fisch as a better alternative for recruits to develop under, fired back, boasting about Ohio State’s three victories in a row over the Wolverines.Smith also predicted a fourth straight victory and posted a photo of all of the rings he’s won in his coaching years. It’s strong.U mad bro?? #LevelsToThis #IfTheyAintHatingYouAintPoppin pic.twitter.com/QhnJceNL4W— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015@CoachZachSmith that’s all they got?!— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) June 7, 2015Check my Resume… And if it’s confusing… Check my live resume next November. It will be the same resume as the last 3 Novembers.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Back to my regularly scheduled Saturday… #ThisAintWhatYouWant #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/6bxT0IoN3E— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Jim Harbaugh and his staff certainly aren’t bowing down to Ohio State. But the Wolverines may want to win a few games before they start comparing anything between the two schools.
Arsenal players Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have announced that The Arsenal Foundation has raised £1million for its global charity partner Save the Children in a new video.Video: The Arsenal Foundation Raises £1 MillionThe ‘1 MILLION’ strip, worn by Giroud in the film, was presented to the charity’s Chief Executive Justin Forsyth by Arsène Wenger at at the club’s annual flagship fundraising event A Night to Inspire on Thursday 21 May.The celebratory video also sees Arsenal Foundation Ambassadors and club legends, Martin Keown and Robert Pires, as well as current midfielder Abou Diaby, meeting some of the children who have been helped through the much-needed Save the Children programmes that The Arsenal Foundation has funded. The partnership has helped Save the Children respond to emergencies in the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Syria and, most recently in Nepal. The partnership also supports the charity’s work in China and Indonesia helping children receive a quality education in a safe environment.Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Arsenal players and fans for reaching this amazing fundraising milestone. Through The Arsenal Foundation’s ongoing support we’ve been able to respond to emergencies around the world and change the lives of thousands of children from China to Sierra Leone. We’re immensely proud of our partnership with Arsenal. By working together we can harness the power of football to inspire and transform children’s lives.”Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, added: “We are proud to be partners with Save the Children and to support their fantastic work around the world. The £1million milestone is a significant moment in our relationship. It is testament to the generosity of our players and supporters, and the importance that the club places on the work that Save the Children do.”To find out more about The Arsenal Foundation and the partnership with Save the Children visit www.arsenal.com/thearsenalfoundation.
I wrote this week that Michael Sam, the Missouri defensive end who came out as gay in February, wasn’t certain to be picked in the NFL draft. Of those players at his position who had been rated as sixth-round picks before the draft — as Sam was — slightly less than 50 percent were chosen by an NFL team.I also wrote that I’d take Sam’s side of the bet given even odds:Personally, however, if the odds are something like 50-50 on Sam being drafted, I think I’d take his side of the bet. Why? A player only needs one team to draft him. A player like Sam who generates polarized opinions might have a better chance of being chosen in a late round by a team like the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks than one who everyone agrees is mediocre.Perhaps this counts as a “correct” (if well-hedged) prediction. But I got one thing pretty wrong. I assumed that Sam would be chosen by a team like the Patriots or the Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers that play in an urban area especially tolerant toward gay people. But St. Louis was probably the best fit all along.How come? Public acceptance of homosexuality certainly varies from city to city and state to state. If we use support for gay marriage as a rough proxy, for example, I estimate that about 47 percent of voters approve of it in Missouri, as compared with 58 percent in California, 59 percent in Washington state and 66 percent in Massachusetts. (Obviously, the percentages are likely to be higher in cities such as San Francisco and Seattle specifically as opposed to the states as a whole. But that’s probably also true for St. Louis, which is considerably more liberal than the rest of Missouri.)What varies a lot more, however, is appreciation for University of Missouri football. Interest in the Tigers is about 50 times higher in Missouri than in the rest of the country, according to the number of Google searches.In other words, a higher percentage of people in St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri will know of Sam as a football player and not just as a gay athlete. Here’s hoping that helps him to concentrate on what he does best.
Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has reasons to believe Liverpool are very close to winning the Premier League title.It appears that every season Liverpool continue to make an attempt to grab the title and the most recent being under Jurgen Klopp who have spent over £175m this summer on four top signings.The new signings are Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker. Following Klopp’s new signings, Barton is concerned about his rivals’ championship chances.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“When we look across Stanley Park, no matter what any of us say, and see the big German [Klopp], the style they’re playing, and the way they have invested again – it’s nervous times for Evertonians,” Barton told talkSPORT as quoted in Sports Mole.“I honestly think they could get really close to their first title in 20-odd years. It will be really close.”Liverpool last won the English top-flight championship in 1990
The competition that faces the La Liga champion with the Copa del Rey champion will be played once again outside of Spain.The Spanish Super Cup will continue to change as announced by the Spanish Football Federation today in the European nation.Last year the Super Cup was played for the first time using a single match format, and it was also the first time to be played outside Spain as it was played in Tanger, Morocco.But today the cup has received another modification, as it will be played for the first time in history between four teams, in a Final Four format.The two finalists of the Copa del Rey and the two top teams in the Spanish La Liga will play a small tournament outside of Spain to decide who is the biggest champion in the nation.The announcement was made by Spanish FA’s president Luis Rubiales.The tournament will be played between four or five days and will be a four-game celebration, with the winners of La Liga playing against the Copa del Rey runner-ups and vice-versa.The first edition in this new format will be played at the end of this season for the first time if the federation’s assembly agrees.La 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…According to Rubiales, the new format “does not break any rules and objectives of the competition.”“Neutral tournaments in the summer are not well supported for the clubs. We see this as a unique opportunity for the “Marca España” to grow without going against the principles of the sport.”Rubiales was one of the worst critics after La Liga decide to take one official game each year out of Spain, something that the Spanish Football Federation did not like.🗣 @LuisRubiales: “Propondré a la Asamblea que la #Supercopa se celebre en formato final four”🔗 https://t.co/NQM9nLYBCI pic.twitter.com/x640IaDOqU— RFEF (@rfef) February 19, 2019
Ashford: “We do anticipate smoke increasing in the Kenai Peninsula as we head through the week. High pressure building into the area will push smoke back into the Kenai that had been pushed into the inland area of Alaska. This will result in increased smoke especially in the areas of Seward and Cooper Landing.” The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 77,732 acres with roughly 454 crew members and is currently at 14% containment primarily on that southern and southwestern edge of the fire. Temperatures are forecast to be in the high 70s and low 80s in the coming days. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula will be impacted once again as the wind swings back to the northwest and the downwind valleys fill with smoke – especially near Cooper Landing, Seward, and along the Sterling Highway south of the fire. Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire, and other wildfires burning throughout Alaska, is impacting air quality throughout the Kenai Peninsula. A dense smoke advisory remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula until further notice. According to Jonathan Ashford, a spokesman for the Alaska Incident Management Team this shift in wind direction on Tuesday is expected to bring smoke from the Swan Lake fire south and back into the Sterling Highway region, which could impact travel. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Division of Forestry
The Economist Group—the U.K.-based publisher of its flagship the Economist magazine—is said to be quietly looking for a buyer for CFO magazine. According to a pair of sources familiar with the process, the Economist Group has been in negotiations with a number of potential buyers, possibly since January. “It’s been a pretty well-guarded secret,” one source who wished to remain anonymous told FOLIO:. “It’s been an informal auction process. They’ve been reaching out to people through third party groups.” Another source indicated that the Economist Group had retained the Jordan, Edmiston Group to broker a sale. When contacted by FOLIO:, a JEGI spokesperson declined to comment.An Economist Group spokesperson declined to “comment on rumors.” One of the interested parties, according to one source, was Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International, which is backed by private equity group Austin Ventures. “They got pretty close to a deal this summer,” the source said. “From what I understand, they had an agreement in principal but, with CFO’s falling revenues, the deal dissolved.” Asset International CEO Jim Casella declined to comment when asked about the negotiations. In July, Asset International acquired financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. A month earlier, Asset bought The Trade Ltd, the London-based publisher of The Trade and other products targeting institutional investors and the buy-side electronic trading community. The Economist Group shut down CFO Europe in June following the closings of CFO Asia and CFO China in February. Overall, the Economist Group has seen a record year. The company reported that profits jumped 26 percent to $92 million for the fiscal year ended March 31 and, later, that global circ. for the Economist magazine grew 6 percent to 1,418,013—double what it was a decade ago. Meanwhile, the company in August completed the acquisition of Congressional Quarterly from Florida’s Times Publishing Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While the CQ acquisition and a recent staff reduction could suggest that the Economist Group might hold onto CFO, at least for now, a source in the M&A market said he wouldn’t be surprised if the company “continued to rationalize its portfolio.”
According to Smith, The Atlantic’s brand had suffered from a lack of definition. His team decided to take the same approach that consumer goods manufacturers do. “People tend to talk about editorial and not the brand,” said Smith, who added that the media industry tends to lack brand managers, instead relying on top editors for brand management. “Editors-in-chief are not equipped to do brand management,” he said.An examination of the points where the magazine was at the top of its game lead to the “Brave Thinking” tagline that defined the brand’s “essence.” That tagline, said Smith, became the company’s north star. “If you have this organizing idea, it simplifies so much. It creates an organizational sense of discipline that’s very powerful.”Digital FirstSmith also pushed for a digital-first strategy. He stressed that print is not dead, but taking this approach allowed the company to unlock its grip on traditional revenue sources. Importantly, the Web site’s overhaul was set up as an insurgency on the print brand. “If our mission was to kill the magazine, what would we do?” said Smith, who added that a digital competitor was going to do that anyway, so they did it themselves.For the year 2010, Smith is projecting that digital will account for 39 percent of the brand’s revenue.Atlantic Media also set up a marketing services division, which follows along with efforts by Meredith and, more recently Hearst, which bought digital marketing firm iCrossing. “The question for us on this side is how do you differentiate yourself from the ad networks?” said Smith. “It’s the idea of being a marketing services company where you do something very deep and interactive with the audience.”Smith has also built up the company’s live event platform, and noted this is an area where consumer publishers often fall flat. “Consumer publishers don’t view events as a profit center,” he said. Accordingly, live event revenues have doubled over the last two years.Talent, said Smith, is “the key differential to success,” and he spends about 55 percent of his time on talent-related issues. “Nothing is more important to business success than your standards for talent.”Throughout the brand overhaul, said Smith, $2 million in costs were removed from the operation. “The products are better and we have a smaller staff and more recognition,” he said. The Atlantic, a 153-year-old magazine, suffered from a protracted decline in revenues and rising costs starting in the 1960s. A dramatic multi-platform overhaul of the brand starting in 2007 has put it back on track to profitability. In his keynote address today at the FOLIO: Show, Atlantic Media president Justin Smith said The Atlantic is projected to have a profitable fourth quarter and a “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011.The goal, said Smith of the new management team that owner David Bradley organized in 2007, was to “take a brand that lost millions and turn it into something of lasting stability and value.”The comeback was structured around creating a solid brand identity; a digital-first strategy; building a marketing services operation; expanding live events; and maintaining a relentless focus on hiring top talent.
GARIWO representative Enza Nunziato is seen planting the tree at Rummo High School in Benevento, Italy.The students of Rummo High School in Benevento, Italy, have accepted Bangladesh’s Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain as the first ‘Righteous’ for he laid down his life for the cause of righteousness.The students and Garden of the Righteous Worldwide (GARIWO), a Milan-based non-profit organisation, remember Faraaz on the European Day of the Righteous on 6 March, according to a message received in Dhaka on SundayA tree was planted in the ‘Garden of the Righteous’ at the Rummo High School.The first tree in the memory of Faraaz was planted in the ‘Garden of Righteous’ in the Italian embassy in Tunis, a few days after his death in 2016.Faraaz is remembered for his extraordinary courageous act that led to sacrifice of his own life during the Holy Artisan attack in Dhaka on 1 July 2016. Twenty people, including Italian and Japanese nationals, were killed in the terrorist attack.In a message to the students, Faraaz’s mother Simeen Hossain said, “As a mother, I know and live with the belief that my son Faraaz has made me more proud than I could ever imagine. He also left behind a legacy of courage, friendship and humanity.”In response, GARIWO representative Enza Nunziato and the students said the example of Faraaz will be the reference point of “our consciousness as humans, who are always able to find a way out, even if the choice could cost us our lives.”GARIWO is an organisation that aims to prevent cases of genocide and crimes against humanity.
G.I.R.L. (Got the Intelligence to Rule My Life) is hosting their inaugural “Women’s Empowerment Brunch” on July 19. The event will have a dynamic group of women for food, fun, and fellowship. There will be opportunities to expand social circles and network with forward-thinking women committed to always being the best versions of themselves.The event will have speakers (Lorra Brown – Lorra Brown Enterprises, the Rev. Bevelyn Gerald – Fort Washington Christian Church, Robin Lake – TechOpps) addressing topics including spirituality, balancing motherhood and relationships, financial basics, and women in business.The event also features vendors with health, lifestyle, and beauty products and an exquisite ‘modern chic’ brunch fusing classic courses and new millennium favorites to ensure attendees are filled mentally and physically. “Our goal with this program is to aid women in our community with the tools to create a balanced and fruitful life,” stated Jovon Gerald, G.I.R.L. Inc.’s Founder.The event is 1-4 p.m., at The Preserve at Piscataway Community Club Ballroom, 2800 Saint Mary’s View Road, Accokeek, Md. The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door; only the first 60 registrants will be allowed entry. Proceeds will go to enhance G.I.R.L. Inc.’s mentoring programs. Advance event attendees may register via EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowerment-and-enrichment-womens-brunch-tickets-10967683637).“I am very fortunate to have this event supported by quality organizations and sponsors. We are hoping that this event is the first of many to come,” stated Gerald.For more information on obtaining press credentials, please contact Jovon Gerald at Jovon@girl-inc.org or 703-915-4705. All other inquiries, please contact G.I.R.L. Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social media users went haywire after a recent Department of Justice report revealed evidence of racism and injustice within Baltimore’s police force. On Aug. 10, the phrases “Baltimore Police Department,” “Justice Department” and the hashtag #DOJReport were all trending on Twitter following the release of the shocking report.Kwame Rose“The DOJ report adds very little new information. For the most part it just confirms on paper what we’ve all been saying,” tweeted Baltimore activist Kwame Rose.The 163-page document detailed racial and gender discrimination, excessive force, and injustice. The investigation for this report was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a Black man who died from spinal injuries while in police custody last April. His death ignited riots in Baltimore and protests against police brutality across the country.Sherrilyn Ifill“300,000 stops in 5 years. But only 3.7% of stops result in citation or arrest. Worse than I thought. #DOJReport #Baltimore,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wrote on Twitter.“It’s so much easier to focus on the frustrated reaction & call them ‘thugs’ than confront the abuse of power in plain sight. #Baltimore,” Ifill added.DeRay McKessonBaltimore activist DeRay McKesson also weighed in on the report. “The DOJ’s latest report re: the @BaltimorePolice is important, as it clearly outlines the scope & intensity of the civil rights violations,” tweeted McKesson. “Following the report, we will begin to press for a clear consent decree that will outline the required next steps for the @BaltimorePolice.”Johnetta ElzieBlack Lives Matter leader and civil rights activist Johnetta Elzie retweeted several of the most shocking quotes from the report. She also responded to a video of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying that the results of the report are hard to hear. Elzie tweeted: “@MayorSRB hasn’t been actively listening for quite some time.”Laura CoatesSome felt that the police needed to take more responsibility for the accounts in the report. CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Laura Coates tweeted, “Anyone else tired of the preface, ‘this is not an indictment on all police officers’? #Baltimore #DOJReport #DOJOnBPD.”Samuel SinyangweActivist Samuel Sinyangwe also wanted to hold police accountable for the documents findings. He tweeted, “Why do they close failing schools but not failing police departments?” While some were shocked by the results, for many the report just verified their pre-existing beliefs about police interactions with African Americans. “Biased zero tolerance policing is not a myth. It’s the everyday reality that Black people live every day,” tweeted Rose.Many users across the Web shared the sentiment. One user tweeted, “#DOJReport confirms what many have stated for years. Racial profiling. Excessive force. Civil rights violations. Round and round it goes….”Still, some are hoping that this report will lead to improvements in the police force. One user wrote: “DOJ Investigation into @BaltimorePolice is scathing! I hope it changes things! We need police to do their jobs not harass etc!”
By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.comWith the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call a Hail Mary to try and keep the team from leaving the free state.According to MarylandMatters.org – an independent, non-partisan, non-profit website that covers state politics – the Hogan administration reached the parameters of a deal with the U.S. Department of Interior to gain control of land near National Harbor as part of a strategy to keep Washington’s NFL from heading back to D.C.Oxon Cove Park is one of the sites being considered for the new Redskins stadium. (Courtesy Photo)The memorandum of understating involves a 300-acre tract at Oxon Cove Park, which is located inside the Capital Beltway just prior to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. This clandestine deal was reportedly negotiated between Maryland officials in September 2017 but wasn’t made public until a recent story published in The Washington Post. It also reportedly involves two separate letters from Hogan and former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker sent to President Donald J. Trump to request the Department of Interior transfer the site to the county.Maryland’s new potential home site being eyed for a possible NFL stadium is home to two popular attractions — the Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm – that were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. According to The Post, the city’s lease on the stadium site, with the National Park Service, states the land must be used for “stadium purposes” or “recreational facilities, open space or public outdoor recreation opportunities,” only excluding commercial development.Washington’s NFL franchise has played in front of more empty seats despite a season where they remain in contention for the playoffs. However, despite the efforts of the new aggressive marketing team, they haven’t been able to improve the overall fan experience. Most games are filled with fans of opposing teams who purchase unused season tickets from disgruntled owners choosing not to brave the elements or deal with traffic problems heading into and leaving games.The original configuration has been altered as the team has removed thousands of seats due to declining fan interest. A new generation of fans – without allegiance to days when the franchise was among the NFL’s elite – have grown alienated and are not continuing the legacy of watching games in the stadium. During this dismal era – since Daniel M. Snyder wrestled the franchise away from Jack Kent Cook heirs – the organization confirms there is no longer a waiting list for season tickets.Another suburban Maryland stadium as home for the franchise appears to be a difficult sell for the fan base that has become disillusioned with traveling to FedEx Field, which has become antiquated. Despite attempts to remodel the facility it remains less than state of the art by standards set by the new generation of stadiums around the NFL. Snyder reportedly commissioned an architect to begin design work on a new stadium that would revive memories of RFK Stadium although the lease at FedEx Field runs through 2027.The Post also reported that the organization and certain congressional leaders are pushing for a provision in a federal budget deal that would enable the club to build a new stadium at the site of the old RFK Stadium in Northeast, D.C.Amelia Chasse, Hogan’s communications director, reportedly said he has met with Snyder at least twice to discuss the Oxon Cove site as an ideal location for a new stadium. However, elected officials in Prince George’s County feel they’ve been made bystanders on a high-profile project that would have a major impact on area residents.
Image: Wikipedia Explore further It wasn’t easy to capture the footage—the researchers had to hide themselves in the cave at night when it was almost completely dark. The cave is where the penguins live—it offers some degree of protection from their main predator, neighboring sea lions. To witness what was going on the filmmakers hid themselves some distance from the penguins and used infrared cameras, scanning the small crowd for evidence of bats among them. They knew something was afoot when the group began to grow agitated. As the vampire bats began flying over and around the group, the adults moved in ways that staved off being attacked, but the juveniles, still learning, were not able to do the same. The cameras captured the bats biting the feet of the young penguins, landing and licking their blood.Contrary to popular folklore, vampire bats don’t actually suck the blood from unsuspecting victims, though they do generally favor those that are sleeping—they swoop in, bite, and then retreat. Then, they land nearby, creep up on the still sleeping animal and lick the blood that seeps from the wound.Scientists have long suspected that the vampire bats that live in the Atacama Desert were deviating from the norm and were attacking young awake penguins—bite marks on their feet offered ample proof. No one had ever seen such an attack however—the BBC team, led by producer Matthew Gordon set out to do just that. In speaking with BBC Nature, Gordon reported that the bats went for the juveniles because they seemed less able to take preemptive measures.The attacks don’t kill the penguins, the documentarians noted, or even harm them that much. The bites leave them open to infection, of course, or contracting rabies and the loss of blood can leave them weak, but most recover and grow to adulthood, where over time they apparently learn to ward off the hungry bats. 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. Citation: Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins (2013, February 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-documentarians-capture-vampire-video-juvenile.html Culling vampire bats is for suckers, says study © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—BBC documentarians filming for a special called “Penguins: Spy in the huddle” have captured video of vampire bats feeding on juvenile Humboldt penguins in a cave in the Atacama Desert in southern Peru. Until now, such attacks had never been witnessed by human eyes, though scientists had good reason to believe they occurred—bite marks on the feet of juveniles are quite common.
While setting off on a journey, be it national or international, most of us like to bring back home something as a memory. Whether it’s a fridge magnet, a miniature, postcards or even some attractive stones found on a beach, make sure you are giving this memories a nice place at your home.Experts give tips on how meaningful souvenirs that you collect from your journeys can turn into attractive home décor pieces if used smartly:If you’re a shell collector or have a collection of colourful and attractive stones, then flaunt them in empty glass bowls/mason jars or flower vases. You can also place tea-light candles, sand, small rocks, pine cones in jars and decorate them with battery-powered string lights for a cool display in the bedroom, as a centerpiece. Write the place and date you visited on the stone/shell and plunk them in the bowl/jar and watch your collection grow along with your trips. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHow about turning a few of your favourite holiday pictures into a collage print or reproducing them onto a clock? One of the best ways to display your travel memories is by creating a photo wall at home. Display your fond memories with a varied collection of photos or prints and transform the look of your space. Consider a variety of frames or choose pictures in different shapes and sizes.If you enjoy collecting postcards, tickets, brochures, currency and maps of different destinations, but do not know how to make use of them creatively, fret not! Buy a pin board, fix it on one of those empty walls in your room and start decorating it with your collectables. Get creative and place this pin board in your bedroom or living room to show-off your collectables. A great way to display them is to use a thick string and some clothespins or binder clips so that you can keep swapping them for a versatile display. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInstead of stacking those attractive ceramic and bone china plates of different colours and sizes in your shelf, how about using them to create unusual wall art? Especially if you want to accentuate your dining area, these beautifully hand-painted or printed plates that you collected from different countries/cities can instantly give a facelift to your space. Those floral patterns or other funky designs are sure to spark conversations when you have guests at home for dinner.If you have a study table/coffee table with a glass tabletop and a hollowed centre, then make use of the space to proudly showcase your travel knick-knacks. Organise and arrange your collectables such as shells, photos and postcards to depict a narrative. A clever idea to turn your globe-trotting collectables into a stylish and attractive display!
In the US there was 25% growth in video views and 32% growth in ad views year-on-year in the second quarter, according to FreeWheel’s Q2 2015 Video Monetisation Report.The US company, which provides end-to-end video technology to companies including ABC, AOL, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox, BSkyB, and Turner Broadcasting System, claimed that the findings of its report show that “the new primetime is anytime.”Long-form and live content were the main drivers, growing 26% and 146% year-over-year respectively, while 38%% of ad views came from devices other than desktop and laptop computers, with smartphones and over-the-top (OTT) devices – like Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast streaming devices, and games consoles and smart TVs – leading that growth, according to the report.“Smartphones now account for greater than one in five video ad views reflecting triple digit growth over the last two quarters,” said FreeWheel. “Consumption of premium video across day parts does not show a dominating skew towards any particular hour, as viewers create their own custom primetimes.”“MVPD apps have become increasingly popular venues for syndication, accounting for 4.5% of all programmer ad views with 200% growth,” said the report.