Update: At Least 3 Dead After Car Crash At Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgScene of tragic car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming.oklahoma state car crash homecoming paradeUpdate 5: It’s now being reported that four people have died, including a two-year-old.Toddler among four dead in Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash: https://t.co/2MNmSQ6z3U— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 25, 2015Update 4: School president Burns Hargis has issued a message to the Oklahoma State community.#OKstate President Burns Hargis with a powerful message pic.twitter.com/JDKe4zy2AD— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2015Update 3: According to the Stillwater Police Department, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. They’ve also released her name. More as we learn it.Driver of car in Stillwater has been arrested for DUI, according to Stillwater police. SIGH.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 24, 2015BREAKING: 25 year old female in custody, police say she was driving under the influence. #OKStateHC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) October 24, 2015BREAKING UPDATE: #StillwaterPD says Adacia Chambers, 25, has been arrested for @OKState Homecoming crash. #FOX23— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) October 24, 2015Update 2: According to Lacie Lowry of News 9, three people have died after the crash. Another 10 are in critical condition. 27 had to be airlifted to hospitals. Absolutely terrible.UPDATE: 3 dead, 10 critical, 27 airlifted to hospitals after car plows into OSU homecoming crowd. Driver in custody. pic.twitter.com/6ghm9zLqNv— Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) October 24, 2015Update: Oklahoma State has issued a statement on the matter. Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015Earlier: We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Stillwater, Oklahoma this afternoon. News On 6 is reporting that two people have died following a car crash during Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. A vehicle reportedly drove directly into the crowd near the end of the parade route.Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Hall of Fame before crashing into crowds on Main Street. A motorcyclist was also reportedly hit.Twitter users have been posting photos of the scene.Pray for Oklahoma State. Car accident during the homecoming parade. pic.twitter.com/EToQ7RTlgl— anthony (@GroganWayne) October 24, 2015#BREAKING #Stillwater police coordinating multiple medical helicopters ambulances multiple injuries @okstate parade pic.twitter.com/CuILzf4oR9— Tiffany Alaniz (@TiffanyAlaniz) October 24, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of anyone affected by the tragedy.last_img read more

The Movie Network Announces Canadian Original Documentary Development and Production Slate

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO, April 27, 2017 – As the documentary world gathers at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Bell Media’s The Movie Network (TMN) has confirmed its commitment to the development and production of a diverse array of provocative, compelling documentaries from some of Canada’s finest filmmakers. The list of eight new works commissioned by TMN includes Ron Mann‘s GRASS 2, a timely sequel to his definitive look at marijuana; ANTHROPOCENE, the final chapter in celebrated documentarians Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky‘s trilogy about the impact of humans on our planet; and TRIUMPH: ROCK & ROLL MACHINE, which charts the rise of the Toronto power-rock group in the ’70s and ’80s.“Canadians love documentaries, and we’re excited to be working with so many talented producers and directors to bring TMN subscribers a fantastic slate of must-watch titles,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.TMN original documentaries include (in alphabetical order): ANTHROPOCENE (Mercury Films), directed by Jennifer Baichwal, world-renowned  photographer Edward Burtynsky, and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier. ANTHROPOCENE follows the scientific research of the Anthropocene Working Group and draws on Edward Burtynsky’s rich body of photographic work to describe, explore, and demonstrate human impact – on a geological scale – around the globe. This is the final installment in a trilogy that includes award-winning films MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES and WATERMARK.ANTHROPOCENE‘s Baichwal and de Pencier are also the creative team behind the much-anticipated CTV documentary special MAN MACHINE POEM (working title). With unprecedented access, the film gives a unique perspective into The Tragically Hip’s momentous and historic 2016 cross-Canada tour. Production has now wrapped on this feature-length project produced by Banger Films, in association with Shed Creative, with details of the theatrical release and broadcast to be announced in the coming months.COME FROM AWAY: FROM GANDER TO BROADWAY (working title) – In Development (MDF Productions Inc.), directed by Moze Mossanen (Unsung: Behind the Glee), and produced by Peter Gentile and Bill House. The 9/11 terrorist attacks stranded passengers for days in Gander, Newfoundland and the small community stepped up to shelter and support the “come from aways.” This documentary tells the real story of the relationship between the Ganderites and the travelers, and explores the hit Broadway musical inspired by their story.LEGACY: FRENCH IN NORTH AMERICA (working title) (co-produced by 90th Parallel Productions Ltd., Slalom Productions, and Groupe FairPlay), directed by Martin Cadotte (Champlain’s Dream, TOI & MOI). An exploration of the rich and varied historic contributions of the French in North America.GRASS 2 (Films We Like), directed by Ron Mann (Altman). In 2000, Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann’s Grass became a defining cultural document on marijuana, arguing that the effects of prohibition have been disastrous. Grass 2 picks up where its much-beloved predecessor left off – documenting pot’s rapidly accelerating legalization, and tracking the rise of the multi-billion dollar industry in medicinal and recreational marijuana. TMN is also in production on another documentary with Mann, THE RICK KELLY PROJECT, which follows Greenwich Village denizens and musicians who drop in to one of the last guitar shops on Carmine Street.THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN – In Development (90th Parallel Productions Ltd., in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada), directed by Michelle Latimer (RISE) and produced by Jesse Wente (Director of Film Programmes, TIFF), Stuart Henderson (90th Parallel Productions Ltd.), and Justine Pimlott (NFB), Co-Producer David Oppenheim (NFB). Inspired by the best-selling book, THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN is a journey into the mind of leading Indigenous Canadian intellectual and storyteller, Thomas King. The film follows King’s voice on a journey through time –  yesterday, today, and tomorrow -– illuminating his “curious account of Native People in North America.”OUT OF THE MOUTHS (Entertainment One), directed by  Deborah Wainwright. An observational documentary that tells the chilling story of a generation of children who have been raised in a world where their every move is released on social media to be judged, praised, ridiculed, and ranked on a quest for recognition and viral fame.TRIUMPH: ROCK & ROLL MACHINE (Revolver Films), directed by Don Allan (The Tragically Hip: Full-Fledged Vanity). A lightning ride through the lives, times, and music of Triumph, and an exploration of the ’80s through the Toronto power-rockers, whose awe-inspiring theatrics set new standards for live rock shows.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:@themovienetworkFacebookInstagramAbout The Movie Network:The Movie Network is a pay television service available in Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series, and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Fed minutes Another rate hike likely soon

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgWASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy, ranging from rising wage pressures to potential harm from the Trump administration’s trade policies.The minutes of the Fed’s May 1-2 meeting released Wednesday showed that officials were generally upbeat about the prospects for the economy and said that the next rate hike would “likely soon be appropriate.” Many economists expect that hike to happen at the next meeting in mid-June.Officials expressed optimism about prospects for growth and further employment gains this year. But they also talked about “a number of risks and uncertainties,” including fallout from the administration’s get-tough trade policies, the minutes showed.The Fed left its key policy rate unchanged at the May meeting. The Fed last raised rates in March. At that meeting, officials indicated they expected to raise rates a total of three times this year, matching the number of rate hikes in 2017.Some economists have begun to forecast that the Fed will end up raising rates a total of four times this year. These analysts believe that faster economic growth — fueled by $1.5 trillion in tax cuts approved by Congress in December — and steadily falling unemployment will put upward pressure on inflation.But other analysts viewed the minutes as striking a more balanced tone about how many rate hikes will be needed this year. They suggest that, even with a rate hike in June, the Fed may be content with only three for the entire year.“Nothing in the minutes suggests that anything other than the gradual pace of policy tightening will continue,” said Ellen Zentner, chief economist at Morgan Stanley.The Fed noted that inflation, by its preferred gauge, had in March finally hit the central bank’s goal of annual increases of 2 per cent, the minutes showed. The minutes called this a “symmetric target,” the phrase officials have been using to indicate that they would be comfortable letting inflation run above that 2 per cent level for a time, given the number of years the Fed has failed to achieve its target.The minutes noted that business contacts in a number of Fed districts were expressing “concern about the possible adverse effects of tariffs and trade restrictions.” The worries included a possible postponement of capital spending plans by companies concerned about how a trade war might affect their businesses.The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and has also threatened to impose tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. Beijing has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on U.S. goods, including farm products such as soybeans.President Donald Trump has sought to stake out a tougher approach on trade in an effort to achieve his goal of dramatically shrinking America’s huge trade deficits, which he has blamed for the loss of millions of U.S. factory jobs.“It was noted that the potential for higher Chinese tariffs on key agriculture products could, in the longer run, hurt U.S. competitiveness,” the minutes said.The minutes were released with the usual three-week delay. The next meeting will take place on June 12-13.last_img read more

Former NYC official Taxes from pot could fund subway fixes

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgNEW YORK — Constant delays make it seem as if the New York City subway system has gone to pot. Now former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants to use taxes from legal pot to pay for system repairs.Mark-Viverito announced her “Weed for Rails” plan outside the City Hall subway station Thursday.The Democrat and candidate for city public advocate says legalizing marijuana could generate $1.3 billion annually in state and city tax revenue. She wants at least half of that money to be dedicated to public transit.Legalizing recreation marijuana would require action by New York’s legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo has set up a panel to draft legislation to legalize pot. A Cuomo spokesman says the group is considering “a variety of issues related to regulations and revenues.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Learn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media Master

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgLearn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media MasterSocial media strategy and planning have become essential elements of any overall marketing communications plan. This workshop is for anyone looking to take advantage of the power of social media. It covers the essentials of building and executing an effective social media strategy. The Social Media Fundamentals workshop will start at the beginning. No experience necessary. The Social Media Mastery workshop is a more in-depth look at creating your presence online. You might have some experience with using Social Media, but it is not necessary. Attendees are encouraged to join both workshops to get the full experience.Social Media Fundamentals will take place Tuesday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.  The cost to attend is only $99.  Then the next day Social Media Mastery will take place on June 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The cost is again only $99.  If you register for both, the cost is only $175.To register, visit www.energetictickets.caSocial Media Fundamentals – June 4 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Understand what types of social media platforms are available and how they are usedWhy does you/your company need social mediaOutline the differences between a Facebook Profile, Group & PageWhat is a Business Instagram account, and do you need it?How to effectively use Google Business Manager & Apple MapsPaid advertising with social mediaLearn best practices on how to engage peopleLet’s talk consistency and why it is importantFree tools that can boost your social media presenceSocial Media Mastery – June 5 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:An in depth look at business insights on popular social media platforms#Hashtags – How to use them properlyHow to do an effective giveawayBuilding your brand and why authenticity is keyIdentify the different types of Facebook Advertising (Boosted Post vs Sponsored Post)Explore Facebook Admin section – Page rolesLook at case studies on effective use of social mediaDeveloping the RITE content (Relevant, Interesting, Timely, Entertaining)Understanding how to target your ideal audienceBrand loyalty (balance with promotion & adding value)About the Presenter Jenna Morland is the author of Empress Unveiled published by Oftomes Publishing and is a Social Media Expertfor Moose FM. She is a Canadian born author, song writer, and mother of two who lives in Fort St. John. After signing her publishing deal in fall of 2017, Jenna began building her author platform online. In one year, she built her social media following from nothing, to over 19,000.Jenna has transferred her knowledge of social media marketing into the business world by managing and branding small business social media platforms. In the Social Media Fundamentals & Mastery Seminar, Jenna will show you the tools you need to know to succeed at marketing yourself, or your business online.“The question is not whether to do social media, but how well we do it.” – Jenna Morlandlast_img read more

Laughable allegations, ‘jumlas’ raining this election season, says Ahmed Patel

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday hit out at the Modi government over the Enforcement Directorate charge sheet in the controversial Agusta Westland chopper case and said “baseless and laughable” allegations and “jumlas” are raining this election season.Taking to Twitter, Patel, without directly referring to any charges against him, said he has full faith in the judiciary and the truth shall prevail. “A thief sees a thief in everyone,” he said in an apparent swipe at the prime minister. The Rajya Sabha MP said it seems the probe agency has become an “important part” of the NDA alliance. The ED, in the supplementary charge sheet filed before a court on Thursday, said Christian Michel, the alleged middleman arrested in the case, has identified the initials “AP”, mentioned in a “budget sheet”, as Ahmed Patel. The budget sheet contains the details of payments made to various people, including politicians, in connection with the deal. The identity of the said Ahmed Patel is not clear. On Friday, a day after the ED filed the charge sheet, the Congress leader said “such antics” would not work as the public is demanding answers to unemployment, farm distress and sagging economy. And, he said, these issues reflected the “defeat of Modi government”. “In this election season, it is pouring ‘jumlas’ (rhetoric). Baseless and laughable charges are raining. “We have full faith in the judiciary and the truth can never be hidden and shall prevail. It looks like that the ED has become an important part of the NDA,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. “The chowkidar and his cronies have targeted the wrong place without evidence. The ‘dalals’ (middlemen) of Noteban and Rafale cannot escape now. The people will teach them a lesson. But, you must have heard the saying that a thief sees a thief in everyone,” Patel also said. Patel, who hails from Gujarat, has been former Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political adviser and is currently the Congress treasurer. Meanwhile, journalist Shekhar Gupta whose name also features in the chargesheet called it “laughable and utterly preposterous”. “The claim in the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet against Christian Michel, a key suspect in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal scam, that Michel had admitted to hiring the services of a person named Guy Douglas to influence Shekhar Gupta to tone down an article in The Indian Express, is 100% untruth,” he said. “The truth is the exact opposite. The Indian Express, under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, broke the story first, was at the forefront of the media investigation into the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal scam and was widely commended for its coverage,” he added. “The timing of the lie by an alleged middleman, extradited into the custody of government agencies as an eventual outcome of the media investigation, raises deep suspicions about its motive.” Another journalist named in the chargesheet, Manu Pubby said his reports between 2012-’14 are the “backbone of the CBI/ED chargesheet in the Agusta case”. The Enforcement Directorate in its chargesheet mentioned that Michel said Pubby “toned down” his articles on the case. With Agenciy inputslast_img read more

Men act less interested in sex than they really are

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgMen sometimes act way less interested in sex than they really are, perhaps because of the assumption that giving an impression of wanting to have sex with anyone, anytime, is definitely not what most women are looking for, suggests new research. “Men who are overly eager do not come across as attractive,” said study co-author Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The findings published in the journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences suggest men and women’s real intentions may be different from the signals they send each other. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, researchers collected two rounds of data from students at NTNU. The survey included questions like when they last met with a potential sexual partner, and whether they eventually ended up having sex. Researchers found women were much more likely to have sex if they thought the potential partner was attractive. The most important factor in whether men had sex was how many sexual partners they have had previously. This could contribute to their being perceived as sexually attractive and available. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”It’s really the same reason for both men and women – the man’s sex appeal – that decides whether they end up having sex,” Kennair said. Men who reported being the most interested in having sex reduced their signals of interest more. Women, on the other hand, might pretend to be a little more interested than they actually are. “The exception to this general sex difference is when the woman is as interested as the man. In this case, women also pretend to show less interest,” Kennair said. “Both men and women who are truly interested in a partner might be trying to ‘play it cool.’ In economic terms, it’s about supply and demand,” he further elaborated.last_img read more

‘London, Dublin bid to restore N Ireland govt’

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgBelfast: London and Dublin were set to announce a fresh attempt to revive Northern Ireland’s power-sharing devolved administration, reports said Friday, following the killing of a journalist by nationalist paramilitaries. Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, has been without its semi-autonomous government since January 2017 following a breakdown in trust between the main parties. In a rare joint statement, politicians from Northern Ireland’s six biggest parties united to condemn the killing of 29-year-old Lyra McKee, shot dead on April 18 while reporting on riots in the second city of Londonderry. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USHer death has triggered a renewed attempt to mend the fences between the main parties representing the British unionist and Irish nationalist communities. The New IRA (Irish Republican Army) paramilitary splinter group, which violently opposes the peace process in Northern Ireland, admitted responsibility for McKee’s killing, saying she was unintentionally shot as they attacked “enemy” police officers. At her funeral on Wednesday, Father Martin Magill commended Northern Ireland’s political leaders for joining together at her funeral, but asked, to a standing ovation: “Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get us to this point?'” It is expected that the talks could take place following the May 2 local elections in Northern Ireland. Britain’s N Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney are expected to hold a press conference later on Friday in Belfast. The two largest parties, the pro-British Democratic Unionists and Irish republican Sinn Fein, are at loggerheads over several issues.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball hoping to protect home court against Iowa

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

The Big Ten is considered by some to be the premier conference in college basketball this season. Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top-14 of the Associated Press’ top-25 poll. No other conference has more than four teams ranked in the top-25. In the ultra-competitive Big Ten, the difference between winning the conference and finishing in the middle of the pack could be determined by a team’s ability to protect home court. The Ohio State men’s basketball team will have a chance to do that Tuesday when they host Iowa (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten). “You’ve got to protect home court in this league,” said junior guard Aaron Craft. “It’s very tough to win and be there at the end if you lose some home games.” Iowa travels to Columbus riding a two-game winning streak, after losing its first three Big Ten games. But even in losses, the Hawkeyes have proved to be a competitive ball club, falling by four to No. 7 Indiana and by three to No. 13 Michigan State. “They’ve been right there,” said coach Thad Matta of Iowa’s close losses. “They are playing great basketball right now. Our guys are fully aware of what we have to do and how we have to do it.” Tuesday’s game will also provide an opportunity for No. 14 OSU (13-4, 3-2 Big Ten) to find another scorer to aid Deshaun Thomas. The junior forward leads the Big Ten with 20.8 points per game, but scoring has not come easy for the other Buckeyes. In Saturday’s loss to Michigan State, Thomas scored a game-high 28 points, but no other Buckeye scored more than six. Craft said part of the problem is OSU’s lack of execution within the offense. “With the offense that we run, there are definitely multiple options and multiple places for different guys to score,” Craft said. “I think that at times we don’t look at those options, we kind of focus on one part of the play, and that’s part of the problem. We’re kind of taking parts of the play for granted. We have a lot of guys that are capable, it’s just finding some consistency.” Thomas agreed. “With the offense we’ve got, anyone can score,” Thomas said. “Our offense is for anyone to get a shot off. I have faith in my guys; there are guys on this team that can score in double-digits. We’ve just got to be patient within our offense and anybody can be that second scorer.” The Buckeyes are set to tipoff with Iowa Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. read more

Mens Basketball Kaleb Wesson to return for the Big Ten tournament

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) goes up for a shot in the first half of the game against Iowa on Feb. 26. Ohio State won 90-70. Credit Cori Wade | Lantern PhotographerOhio State sophomore forward and leading scorer Kaleb Wesson will return from his suspension on Thursday when the Buckeyes play in the Big Ten tournament, head coach Chris Holtmann announced Monday. Wesson had been suspended for the past three games for a violation of Ohio State athletic department rules. In his absence, the Buckeyes have struggled, losing its past three games against Purdue, Northwestern and Wisconsin respectively by an average of 19.7 points, including a 35-point loss to the Boilermakers on March 2. Wesson leads the team with 14.6 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, shooting 51.1 percent from the field. Ohio State will open the Big Ten tournament against Indiana on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. read more

We did not deserve to lose against Napoli – Genoa Coach

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgGenoa head coach Ivan Juric is insisting that his side did not deserve to lose the match against Napoli, adding that It really hurts to lose with an own goal at the end.During the match, Ivorian star Christian Kouame had put the hosts up front with a header on Romulo’s cross, however, the play came to a standstill at the 13 minutes as a result of a waterlogged pitch.But when the game resumed, Fabian Ruiz equalised as well as Mario Rui’s free-kick got deflected by Davide Biraschi.“We did not deserve to lose, as we gave everything we had,” Juric told DAZN after the 2-1 result, according to Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It’s so disappointing to suffer another defeat after playing really well, just like we did against Milan. Victories give confidence, so even if the performances have been positive, we are left deflated.”“It really hurts to lose with an own goal at the end. We had prepared to hurt Napoli on the counter-attack and we did well until the equaliser, then became more inconsistent.”“Obviously, you’re never going to dominate a game with Napoli, but the team is improving.”last_img read more


Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, DECEMBER 1, 2013- Individuals will soon stand liable to pay fines of up to $500, 000 or face 6 months imprisonment if they fail store their garbage properly. Speaking to media, Kenrick Neely, Director of Environmental Health, said the law is already in place and the department will just be enforcing it. He is encouraging residents to cover garbage properly or store in plastic bags until collection as these conditions make perfect breeding grounds for rats, roaches and mosquitoes that are not only pests but also may cause diseases.last_img read more

Talking about the manager makes no sense right now Casemiro

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgCasemiro believes Julen Lopetegui is not to blame for their woeful performance at the Camp Nou that culminated in a 5-1 loss.Luis Suarez made headlines with a hat-trick with further goals from Coutinho and Vidal to complicate Lopetegui’s position at the Bernabeu.Lopetegui is likely to pay with his job, but Brazilian Casemiro is adamant that Madrid’s underperforming players are to blame.“Every single one of us has been disastrous tonight,” he opened up to FourFourTwo.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We didn’t give the best image of ourselves. It’s happened too often this season. We didn’t play well enough. We can’t blame the manager. The players are fighting for everything on the pitch, but the result is different.“The players on the pitch have the responsibility to run harder, fight harder. You have to give the maximum at this club. We are not having a very good season.“We have to be calm. We know we are not playing at our best level. It’s going to be a tough season.“Talking about the manager makes no sense right now. It’s the players who have been out on the pitch, we’re the ones who have lost, we’re the players who are responsible for what is happening. We’re worried about it.”last_img read more

All You Brings Social Commentary Into Print Product

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgTrue to its name, the magazine has always incorporated user-generated content into its print and digital products, but has broadened its use recently with “Real Talk,” “Reality Checkers” and a digital video curation initiative.”From the day we launched in 2004, social has been a big component of the brand,” says Nina Willdorf, executive editor of All You. “As editors, our job is not to push information out, but to open up the dialogue and a conversation to other readers, and to capture that dialogue in a way that’s most compelling.”Market-frequent women shoppers looking for value-and distribution-more than a quarter of their 1.5-million circulation comes from an exclusive deal with WalMart newsstands-makes user-generated and social content especially relevant for the title, Willdorf says. “Consumers like to take advice from other consumers,” she says. “You see on Facebook, people share their favorite things with each other and take each other’s advice. We’re taking that thinking and applying it to our brand. All You is hitting something that’s very resonant right now.”With the addition of social sharing features to the “Reality Checker” platform, All You is offering members of the 50,000-plus network the option to send out reviews of select marketer products within their own social spheres.Testimonial content from the program has already been used in magazine advertisements for several years now, and the sharing option is a natural extension, according to Willdorf.”We’re giving them a vehicle to do something that we know they do anyway,” she says.All You filters the user-generated content that is presented on its owned platforms, but the nature of social precludes that, Willdorf admits. The conversation will be monitored, but ultimately, it’s out of their hands.That essentially leaves the door open for All You-sponsored criticism of its own marketers’ products.”We do believe that authenticity is really key to have people believe what you’re telling them,” Willforf says. “If you look at our Facebook page, people tell us a lot. They tell us the good, the bad and the ugly, and we value it all.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! All You has even more “you” now after incorporating reader comments and questions into nearly a third of the pages of its most recent edition.The December issue of All You debuted “Real Talk,” an editorial feature that opens each of the magazine’s sections with a question from readers. The franchise is threaded throughout the book as well, with flagged reader comments appearing as sidebars within several stories.An expansion of the testimonial advertising program “Reality Checkers” was also introduced, adding social sharing elements.last_img read more

OBITUARY Arthur L Pierce 77

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgMELBOURNE, FL — Arthur L. Pierce, Jr., 77, of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of North Reading, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.Born in Lawrence, MA on August 25, 1941. He was the son of the late Arthur L., Sr. and Ruth Viola (Shaw) Pierce. He attended school in Lawrence and North Reading. Arthur has been a resident of North Reading for over 60 years.He worked for C & W Transportation in Lexington and BJ Bus Service in North Reading. He was the owner of Main Street Garage in North Reading and later worked for Benevento Sand and Gravel in Wilmington.Arthur would help anyone, anytime no matter what. He loved being with his wife and kids, family and friends.Family members include his beloved wife of 57 years, Marsha E. (Woods) Pierce; loving sons, John, Donald and Brian Pierce; brothers, Michael and Charlie Pierce and the late Richard Pierce; sisters, Dorothy Smith, Alice South and the late Luoane Parshley; three grandchildren, Haley, Lanna and Vivian Pierce. Also survived by many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 AM at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 8 from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.Arthur L. Pierce, Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Crosswell Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: William A. Woods, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kathleen (Murphy) Pierce, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Game of Thrones Battle of Winterfell statistical analysis Who was the MVP

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Share your voice Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today 6:04 Tags We were pretty liberal with a confirmed wight kill. As long as someone stabbed a wight on screen, we chalked it up as a zombie death. There were limited times when you could see a wight recoil and seemingly hold its ground, but we like to think of the wounded as the damned and so a kill was awarded anyway. We also aren’t going to come at this from the bad guy’s side, except for looking at two major villains: the Night King and the giant wight that broke into Winterfell. Finally, we counted how many seconds each character was involved in battle — but only while they were on-screen. On top of this, characters like Theon and Bran, in the Godswood of Winterfell, were not engaged in battle the entire time. Their inclusion in the battle was only once the Godswood was invaded. That allowed us to pull out how efficient each warrior was by looking at their kills per minute (KPM) based on how involved they were in the conflict. When deciding who we wanted to take into the big game, the kills were the most important deciding factor. Our major inspiration here is the NBA, so we broke it down into the starting five, our bench players, who we’d trade out and awarded one brave soul the Battle of Winterfell MVP. The starting lineup Picking your starting five for the Battle of Winterfell is a difficult task, if only because there are so many warriors who have proved themselves in battle before. You have warrior badasses like Lyanna Mormont up against Samwell Tarly, a man who is probably a better reader than fighter. You have the recently knighted Ser Brienne against a man who can light his sword on fire by whispering to it, Beric Dondarrion. And you have Jaime Lannister, a man who’s seen a lot of time on the battlefield, up against someone like Arya Stark who, though a trained assassin, has zero minutes in big games. There’s no bigger game than the one where you fight death itself. How would that lack of experience show? kills1Enlarge ImageTotal amount of kills (on-screen) at the Battle of Winterfell.   Jackson Ryan/CNET Having tallied the stats, Arya is a clear winner of the battle and possibly the most brutal warrior in all the realm. She leads the pack with 22 kills, the majority of those coming in a scene atop the battlements, where she uses the dual-blades that Gendry forged to dispatch wight after wight. Of course, Arya’s size and speed are an advantage here, but she’s also trained with some of the realm’s best fighters: the Faceless Men, the Waif, Brienne and the Hound. Arya lands the equivalent of an NBA Finals game seven buzzer beater from half court when she dispatches the Night King while being choked to death. This is a round five, championship-belt-on-the-line KO. She comes through in the biggest moment of all — and with the most kills in the episode — so she’s an absolute lock in the starting five. Joining Arya is Theon frickin’ Greyjoy, a man who practically single-handedly kept the wights from picking Bran up from his wheelchair and carrying him out to the Big Blue Bad. At a crucial juncture in the battle, when almost everything was lost, Theon showed he had real balls, taking out 20 wights in the Godswood. He also, stupidly, charged at the Night King with his pike and missed embarrassingly but for his courage, he lands in the starters. Rounding out our five are Jorah (19 kills), Tormund (17) and Ser Brienne of Tarth (16). Worth mentioning here that all three of these characters were on screen for a much shorter amount of time in battle than both Theon and Arya. All three had a far better kills per minute (KPM), with Tormund leading the way. The man who suckled at the teat of a giant was in battle, on screen, for less than 60 seconds, but he managed 17 kills in that time. On the bench When you look for someone to come off the bench you want a spark — someone who’ll inspire the team to push forward while the major stars give it a rest. You’re also looking for someone who isn’t too “me, me, me” and wants to take all the glory for themselves. A team player, if you will. No one provided more spark than Lyanna Mormont, slayer of giants. Although the little Bear Queen’s entire body crumpled in the wight giant’s palm like Anderson Silva’s leg at UFC 168, she was able to get away a valiant knife to the eye and disintegrate the mammoth walker as her final act of defiance. Only truly in battle for 58 seconds, her one kill is worth 20 kills — can you imagine the damage that giant wight would have done just roaming through the inner keep? She was bravery personified from the moment we met her until her brutal, hobbling end, and that makes her first off the bench. timeonscreenEnlarge ImageThe total time each character in Game of Thrones was on-screen during the Battle of Winterfell from the moment the Dothraki horde enter the dark to the final blade in the Night King’s belly. Jackson Ryan/CNET Two of the more inexperienced fighters (and lovers!), Podrick (9 kills, KPM 12) and Gendry (9 kills, KPM 13.8) didn’t get a lot of screen time, but every time the battle came to them, they delivered with great efficiency. You can really see the duo teaming up to exchange stories about the war, their ladies and the fact that it’s really easy to confuse the two of them in the darkest TV battle ever filmed. You’ve got to hand it to Jaime Lannister, defending Ser Brienne with a late-game assist, a great KPM of 7.02 and 11 kills. Fighting side-by-side with the love of his life, Jaime powered through the Battle of Winterfell, kept Brienne from a widely suspected death and, when the wights really pushed deep into Winterfell, proved he’s still got it — all with one hand. A lock for our fourth bench spot. The last bench spot is a tough one, but we’re going with the Hound. Though his aversion to fire and his hatred of practically everything that exists can really swing the tide of a battle, his respect for Arya means he’s coming off the bench with some real heat. Helping him along is his 12 kills, but the Hound was one of our least efficient fighters (KPM 2.2), spending a good chunk of the battle skulking through the castle or fighting a different war altogether — the one against his own demons. Trade ’em Some warriors just don’t fit into a championship-winning team and, for them, it’s worth investigating some trades — who would have helped that wasn’t there at the Battle of Winterfell? Fire sword or no, Beric’s output is limited. Is he playing scared because there’s no Thoros of Myr to revive him? Probably not. Beric gets a lot of time to shine on screen (3 minutes, 40 seconds) but much of that is spent in the bowels of the Castle, trying to defend and protect Arya. His KPM is low as a result (1.17), and look, this might be harsh on our guy Beric, but we’d love to have seen what Yohn Royce could’ve done in battle. Kills per minute for characters during the Battle of WinterfellEnlarge ImageDividing the kills/time on screen, we get kills per minute (KPM). How efficiently was each character’s time used? Tormund was the clear victor, practically only appearing when he was slaying wights.   Jackson Ryan/CNET Samwell Tarly, even with four valiant kills, would be the team water boy. Did you see him just sitting down to cry at the end? What are you doing, Sam?! There’s still time left on the clock and you’re cradling yourself. Get in the game. We’d rather see Hot Pie throw pastries than this. Ghost, we’re not sure where you went or what you achieved on the frontlines, but we would trade you for Nymeria and her pack in a heartbeat. Bran just spent the whole game on his galaxy-brain-iPhone watching reruns of Lost’s disappointing finale, so the sooner we trade him out, the better. There’s another war yet to come, and now that Bran is practically the most powerful magician in the world, what is he good for? Absolutely nothing. Trade him for a single chicken and feed it to the Hound. A short note on wight numbers winterfellexteriorThese are the types of frames we were working with here. HBO The wights do a lot of damage in this episode. There’s a handful of instances where they score direct kills on the living (but no major characters) and their numbers are truly baffling. During the first encounter when they charge the Unsullied in a tidal wave, there appear to be around 12 wights across four Unsullied. Extrapolating, let’s just say there are three wights for each Unsullied, which seems like a pretty conservative estimate.  From several early scenes, we can see the entire Unsullied squadron. There are 10-by-10 squadrons and two squadrons behind each trebuchet, so 200 men per trebuchet. There are 11 trebuchets across the front line, which can be seen when Dany and Jon overlook the battle, so 2,200 men at the battle’s edge. We also see that the Unsullied squadrons are four deep. So 2,200 × 5 = 11,000.  A conservative estimate of wights invading would then put the total (on the front lines and not including those that attack the flanks) at 11,000 × 3 = 33,000, provided the wight density remains the same as far back as the Unsullied. Seeing as they get overrun, we’re OK making that assumption, and are willing to commit to the idea that at least a hundred thousand wights invaded Winterfell on the Long Night. Good odds of victory, then. Mother of Defeat We need to talk about Daenerys Targaryen. The Mother of Dragons put in an all-time worst performance at the Battle of Winterfell and almost got herself killed in the process. If not for the valiant efforts of Jorah Mormont, Dany would be gone and Cersei would be knocking back another wine with a Cheshire Cat smile. Dany’s reeling in this episode because she’s only just found out that Jon is actually her nephew. Sad trombone. She’s playing distracted. She’s got other things to deal with, like the accidental incest. Unlike Michael Jordan’s infamous “flu game,” Dany can’t kick what’s eating her up inside. She’s the Anti-Michael. danyhands0802gotGrim times abound for Dany. Helen Sloan/HBO First, she screws up lighting the trench because she gets blinded by an ice cloud and doesn’t think to… just descend a little? Her next error is letting Drogon sunbathe on the battlefield so long the wights can crawl all over him like he’s a pie at a picnic, taking nasty bites out of his dragon skin. Dany almost kills Drogon because she’s staring at Jon running off into the castle? Dany. Lift. And her most idiotic move, akin to J.R. Smith in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, is trying to burn the Night King alive. Anyone think to tell her that, hey, he doesn’t burn? If it was that easy, Dany, we would’ve flown North and had a crack without risking the entire population of Winterfell. Her dual assist as Jorah was getting overwhelmed doesn’t do anything to sway our opinion, though it is valiant. She makes a single kill in melee combat but spends a lot of time on Drogon, putting her personal KPM at 0.15, the lowest of all. She wanted to fight, she just made a lot of bad decisions. She’s a huge asset to the team, but this was her worst on-ground performance in the most important battle in the history of man. The Battle of Winterfell MVP game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-3-20Arya Stark: One-time MVP. Helen Sloan/HBO Look, there’s an obvious case to be made for Arya Stark who, despite having the fourth worst efficiency of the long night, was still the most effective killer and one of the key keys to victory. So we are going to make it. Arya Stark’s lunge at the Night King is a poster-dunk for the high fantasy crowd. It’s a fifth round KO by Showtime Kick. It’s a triple-overtime heave from half court in the championship game. Everything that Game of Thrones had been building toward, everything the Battle of Winterfell had been building toward, was made possible by this one moment. Who else but Arya could be the MVP? There, perhaps, is also a case to be made for Melisandre — who showed up at the last possible moment to provide some form of hope, courtesy of the mysterious Lord of Light. Recalling her prophecy to Arya sparks the lady of Winterfell into action when all seems lost. That was Melisandre’s doing, but the nous, the smarts, the cleverness, the foresight to use the sneaky dropped-dagger trick puts Arya on top. Tormund, you say? Look, we can’t argue with that logic. The man with the best KPM and the giant’s milk forever in his belly is also a worthy MVP candidate and arguably contender for MVP of the season. He’ll have to settle for Most Improved. Melisandre can have our Coach of the Year award. After the war A few postwar liner notes: The dragons killed thousands of wights — including a giant wight that got torched by Drogon about halfway through the battle. At several points, we went frame-by-frame counting the wights that were in direct line of fire. It was a task for someone with more mental fortitude (or maybe machine learning skills) than us. Let’s just say: It was a bad day for the undead.The wights claimed Edd, Beric, Jorah and 99 percent of the Dothraki horde. Four main character kills is pretty good.Edd was in the episode for 16 seconds before being struck down by a wight. Gendry lasted longer, we hope.The Dothraki horde had a better showing, and were present for almost two minutes. They have zero confirmed kills, but surely they had some small victories outside Winterfell?Alys Karstark was in the meeting in the last episode and seen early in this one next to Theon. She wasn’t seen again. Is she dead?Can we confirm if Shireen 2.0 died? We think we can, but we’ve been cautious here. The crypts weren’t safe, sure, but our heroes had strong plot armor, didn’t they?The crypts were not safe as many predicted but I feel short-changed. I wanted to see Headless Eddard.Davos did an incredible job of avoiding any type of conflict whatsoever but also giving wonderful, stern looks to many people. If looks could kill, he’d have been MVP.We did not see Yohn Royce anywhere. Where was he supposed to be?I have been informed Grey Worm is two words. I was wrong. [Note: I am just one humble man slowly scrolling through 77 minutes of prestige television so there’s bound to be some sort of error here. Please correct me!] First, some rules and a big ol’ warning. Rules of engagement No dragons. Indirect kills don’t count. The hardest, fastest rule we stuck to when putting this together was the idea the dragons would be excluded. Drogon and Rhaegal were, undoubtedly, the MVPs when they battled outside Winterfell’s gates, mowing down wights (and wight giants) with ease. We did not attribute any of their kills to Dany or Jon, their riders, because the dragons are the equivalent of a video game hack. It’s cheating. That also means there are no indirect kills taken into consideration. If they were, that would put slow-walker Melisandre right up there with the best warriors on the battlefield because her fire trench move was a game-changer, preventing the castle from being overrun even sooner. Then on the other side of the moral fence is the Night King and his indirect kills via sending wights to the slaughter or Vicerion blue-flaming things to smithereens. A no-go zone. Game of Thrones ‘The Long Night’ recap: The Ice Man cometh Watch the trailer for the next episode: Cersei Lannister strikes back The Battle of Winterfell was dark and full of terrors — but mostly really dark The Battle of Winterfell was extremely dark, bloody, cold and full of dead guys with really poor dental hygiene. Some of our favorite Game of Thrones characters died, some rose from the dead to terrorize the living and others barely scraped through with a last-minute assist from friends. We’ve recapped all the big moments of the episode, scoured every detail you may have missed and now we’ve tracked through, frame-by-grimy-dark-frame, to count up all the kills and deaths we could. How many wights were dispatched by major characters? How much time did they spend in battle? Who killed who, and who was the most efficient warrior? There were some clear victors — likely to become the subject of sing-alongs in Westeros for years to come — and there were some unexpected losers. What follows is our Battle of Winterfell box score, a breakdown of TV and film’s longest (and darkest) battle in history as if it was a major sporting event with a suite of analysts and data guys. Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones Battle of Winterfell: We’re still shaking TV and Movies The Darkest Night Rises 9 Comments 57 Photos Originally posted April 30.Updated May 1, 10:50 p.m. PT Game of Throneslast_img read more

UPS invests in TuSimple will extend selfdriving semi partnership

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first_img Autonomous Vehicles Car Industry 10 Photos Self-driving cars Preview • 2017 Volvo S90: SPA comfort, semi-autonomy Review • 2017 Volvo S90: The ultimate in understated luxury Tags More From Roadshow GM’s SURUS self-driving truck chassis could be a boon to disaster relief Now playing: Watch this: Volvo’s new self-driving truck teams up to fight inefficiency 3:01center_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Enlarge ImageTuSimple wants to be a go-to autonomous transport company. TuSimple While the auto industry is largely concerned with autonomous cars and how they will impact personal transportation, others want to revolutionize how companies transport goods. That’s where TuSimple comes into play. The San Diego-based startup has just got the backing of one of the biggest names in shipping and logistics: UPS.UPS said Thursday it’s made a minority investment in TuSimple. The shipping behemoth has actually worked with TuSimple since May to test self-driving technology in semi trucks; the new investment extends the relationship. Right now, the startup’s technology focuses on Class 8 trucks — trucks that weigh more than 33,000 pounds and often have at least three axles.Specifically, UPS and TuSimple have worked together to understand what it will take to roll out Level 4 self-driving technology for the UPS fleet of semis. On the SAE scale of autonomy, Level 4 means the human does not need to intervene at any time and the system does not need to hand back controls to a human driver should something go wrong.So far, tests have taken place on a planned route between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. UPS has provided goods for TuSimple to transport with its prototype autonomous semis, which have a human backup driver and an engineer to monitor the technology at all times. Both companies also keep a close eye on the distance and amount of time the semis travel in full autonomous mode and how long it takes to complete the transport route.UPS said it’s well aware self-driving vehicles and autonomous-driving technology have many roadblocks ahead, but its investment safeguards the company’s future. “UPS will be there, as a leader implementing these new technologies in our fleet,” the company’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Scott Price said in a statement.As for what’s really in it for UPS, it revolves around cost reductions. UPS contracts work to third-party companies during its peak season. TuSimple believes it can reduce transportation costs by 30%. Along with the UPS investment, the United States Postal Service also awarded a contract to the startup to test autonomous mail delivery in Arizona as well. More about 2017 Volvo S90 0 Post a comment Self-driving cars 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voicelast_img read more

Budding talent

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first_imgHave you ever noticed how a child smoothly uses colors to produce the figments of his imagination on the sheet of paper kept in front of him? He doesn’t think twice before turning anything into a canvas for his squiggling hands. Just let him free and his imagination knows no bounds with colors. But as they grow up – an artist is lost somewhere between science and mathematics.Touchtalent.com, an online community for art and creativity is organizing a week long online art exhibition from 14 – 20 November. The theme of the exhibition is to overlap with the Children’s day and aims to catch the artists young and raw and promote them on a global scale. The last date for submitting entries is 13 November. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Through this exhibition, children can showcase any artwork that they have worked on – whatever inspires them because the imagination of children cannot be bound by a single theme. Touchtalent.com has taken a unique initiative to celebrate the spirit of art and creativity in each child and help them grow as an artist and monetize their artwork. Touchtalent connect creative users in over 192 countries. It has thus far organized more than ten global online art exhibitions with each generating around a million page views. This exhibition is expected to touch 2 million of page views. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMohd Wassem, Managing Director, Touchtalent.com said, ‘In the last few years, I have been greatly humbled and touched by the amount of talent there is in children around the world. We ask all the parents to urge their kids to bring out the artist in them and not hold them back – and update their artwork for this one of a kind exhibition.’This is Children’s only exhibition. They can submit their entries by 13 November with the hash tag #Youngcreators on www.touchtalent.com. Every selected entry would be awarded a  certificate of appreciation.last_img read more

Solís reports positive meeting with US Vice President Pence

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first_imgFacebook Comments Related posts:Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses President Solís to discuss migration, green energy with US Vice President Joe Biden Campaign aims to ‘defeat Trump’ by encouraging more U.S. expat votes U.S. Ambassador Haney to continue in his postlast_img

Interdnestrcom the main telco of the breakaway re

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first_imgInterdnestrcom, the main telco of the breakaway republic of Transnistria in south-eastern Europe, is to migrate its TV service to digital from the beginning of February.Interdnestrcom will continue to broadcast five free-to-air channels in analogue, while other channels will be broadcast in digital only. The company is increasing the number of channels on its platform to 120 and launching a new movie service, IDC Cinema.According to deputy commercial director Olga Nikolenko, Interdnestrcom has distributed 80,000 set-tops so far across Transnistria. The country, which seceded from Moldova in 1990 but is largely unrecognised by the international community, has about 500,000 inhabitants.last_img read more