Viewership down for Walking Dead debut

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – “The Walking Dead” aired its 100th episode for its eighth season premiere the other night, although it wasn’t necessarily cause for celebration at AMC.The show had 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, down 33 per cent from last fall’s seventh season premiere, which had 17 million, the Nielsen company said.AMC said there are all kinds of mitigating factors, primarily that last year’s premiere was a cliffhanger that drew an unusual number of fans. Live television viewership is down across the board, particularly among the younger viewers that are the most avid fans of “The Walking Dead.” It’s still the most popular scripted show on television for viewers aged 18-to-49-years-old. The premiere numbers are on a par with the 10.9 million viewer average for the last eight episodes that aired.But those numbers have to raise eyebrows over at AMC, particularly coming off a season that disappointed some of the show’s fans.Despite the ratings weakness, the season debut received some strong reviews.The episode “manages to add some energy into an aging series and to at least partially hit the reset button,” wrote Kelly Lawler for USA Today.CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 8.8 million viewers. NBC had 7.5 million, winning among the 18-to-49-year-old age group watched closely by advertisers. ABC averaged 5.1 million viewers, Fox had 2.7 million, Telemundo had 1.43 million, the CW had 1.42 million, Univision had 1.4 million and ION Television had 1.2 million.Fox Sports was most popular cable network, averaging 3.78 million viewers in a week it aired baseball’s American League Championship Series. TBS had 2.71 million, ESPN had 2.1 million, Fox News Channel had 1.99 million, AMC had 1.73 million and TNT had 1.63 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 8.3 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.1 million.For the week of Oct. 16-22, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Atlanta at New England, NBC, 19.24 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.58 million; NFL Football: Kansas City at Oakland, CBS, 14.39 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13.85 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.08 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 12.85 million; “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 11.44 million; “This is Us,” NBC, 10.65 million; “The Good Doctor,” ABC, 10.6 million; “Bull,” CBS, 10.49 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more

Moroccos Meryem Alaoui Wins Beur FM Mediterranee Literary Prize

Rabat – In the 25th Maghreb-Orient of Books in Paris, Moroccan novelist Meryem Alaoui won the literary prize Beur FM Mediterranee on Saturday, February 9, for her first novel “Truth Comes out from the Horse’s Mouth,” or “La verite sort de la bouche du cheval” in French.The event gave Alaoui the 22nd literary award at the l’Hotel de Ville in Paris.Narrated in the first person, Meryem Alaoui’s novel follows the story of Jmiaa and the characters who “punctuate her everyday life.” Read Also: Leila Slimani Ranks Second in France’s ’50 Most Influential Public Personalities’Jmiaa is a prostitute who lives in Casablanca alone with her daughter.Despite boasting a strong character, the quick-witted Jmiaa struggles to depict the world around her: Her beloved Chaiba, a taciturn yet browbeating bully; Halima, her depressive associate; and Mouy, her mother, whose character is hardly placable.The protagonist’s life witnesses a turn of events when she meets filmmaker Chadlia. Chadlia, who goes by the nickname of “the Horse’s Mouth,” is looking for actresses and wants to make a movie to reflect life in Casablanca, especially Jmiaa’s neighborhood.Alaoui’s 2018 book was taken out of the running for the prestigious French book award Goncourt Prize after competing along with a shortlist of authors that includes Pauline Delabroy-Allard, David Diop, Paul Greveillac, and Nicolas Mathieu.Meryem Alaoui has now managed to claim the prestigious Beur FM Mediterranee, succeeding Moroccan author Leila El Alami. read more

TransCanada blames substantial uncertainty for killing Energy East pipeline

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it is cancelling its $15.7-billion proposed Energy East pipeline because of “substantial uncertainty” caused by a regulatory panel’s decision to include upstream and downstream emissions in its assessment of the project.CEO Russ Girling cited non-specific “changed circumstances” for the decision in a brief news release Thursday morning, without giving further explanation.But in a letter to the National Energy Board posted Thursday on the NEB website, TransCanada says it’s halting the project because of a National Energy Board panel’s decision in September to allow hearings to consider greenhouse gas emissions from producing and processing the oil it transports in the pipeline, an unprecedented expansion of the scope of the inquiry.In the letter, it says despite offers from the province of New Brunswick and the federal government to cover the cost of the analysis, it creates “substantial uncertainty around the scope, timing and cost associated with the regulatory review” of Energy East and the associated Eastern Mainline projects.“After completing its careful review of these factors, the existing and likely future delays resulting from the regulatory process, the associated cost implications and the increasingly challenging issues and obstacles facing the projects, the applicants will not be proceeding further with the projects (which would include not constructing the proposed marine terminal in New Brunswick),” the company’s letter says.“The applications for the projects are hereby formally withdrawn.”The decision comes a month after TransCanada asked the NEB to put regulatory hearings on hold.“It’s a blow. It’s being portrayed as a business decision but it’s more than that,” said Chris Bloomer, CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, adding the decision means about 400,000 barrels per day of foreign oil will continue to be imported into Eastern Canada.“It really is a result of this constant, and I’ll say this, drip, drip, drip of regulatory uncertainty that are impacting these kinds of infrastructure decisions.”But Adam Scott, a senior adviser at the environmental group Oil Change International, had a different interpretation.“Realizing that Energy East would never be allowed if its full climate impact was accounted for, TransCanada has walked away from the project,” he said in a statement. “Energy East was a disaster waiting to happen.”The proposed project is a 4,500-kilometre pipeline designed to carry 1.1 million barrels of oil a day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Montreal and Saint John, N.B. The project includes converting an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude and building new segments of pipeline to complete the route.A year ago, its first round of NEB hearings collapsed after protesters shut down hearings in Montreal and accused the panellists of bias, prompting the board to start the review process from scratch with a new, three-member panel early this year.Some industry analysts have questioned the need for the Energy East project after TransCanada’s 830,000-bpd Keystone XL project received U.S. approval to transport oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Kinder Morgan won federal approval of its Trans Mountain pipeline project to nearly triple capacity of its 1,150-kilometre line from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., to 890,000 bpd.Enbridge Inc.’s rebuild of its Line 3 export pipeline to the U.S. is expected to add another 375,000 bpd of capacity.But the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says all the pipelines are needed, predicting in June that national oil production will climb by 33 per cent by 2030 to reach 5.12 million bpd — CEO Tim McMillan said Thursday pipeline capacity will be exceeded under that forecast if Energy East is not in place.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU), Canada’s largest oil, gas and refining company by market capitalization, had hoped Energy East would allow it to replace U.S. and offshore oil at its 137,000-barrel-per-day Montreal refinery, said spokeswoman Sneh Seetal.“We’re disappointed,” she said. “We supported the Energy East pipeline because it would have provided supply options and access to western Canadian crudes for our Montreal refinery and also would have provided access to new markets which is critical for Canadian producers.”The line would have brought western oil as far east as Irving Oil’s New Brunswick works. “This is a sad day for Canada,” said Irving president Ian Whitcomb in a statement.The project has opened deep rifts in political circles, with New Brunswick and Alberta premiers expressing disappointment Thursday and Quebec politicians like Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre celebrating its demise.In its news release, TransCanada said it will record a non-cash charge of about $1 billion in its fourth-quarter results to account for funds invested in the failed venture.Girling assured investors that he expects TransCanada will continue to focus on its $24-billion near-term capital program, which he said will support growth in its annual dividend.RBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Kwan said in a report the news was “neutral” from an investor point of view because of market skepticism that the project would proceed.TransCanada shares closed up one per cent at $61.55 on Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Caisses Ivanhoe Cambridge forms partnership with Bronfman familys Claridge

MONTREAL – The real estate arm of Quebec’s largest pension fund manager is forming an alliance with Claridge, a private investment company controlled by members of the Bronfman family.Ivanhoe Cambridge and Claridge say they’ll invest a total of about $100 million in residential and business properties, including low-density office buildings.A typical investment by the partnership is expected to range between $5 million and $15 million per project.Claridge Real Estate, led by Wayne Heuff, will manage the partnership.Ivanhoe Cambridge is a subsidiary of Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers while Claridge invests in a diversified portfolio on behalf of the Stephen Bronfman family. by The Canadian Press Posted May 18, 2016 6:25 am MDT Last Updated May 18, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Caisse’s Ivanhoe Cambridge forms partnership with Bronfman family’s Claridge read more

Richard Mason paternity row Son breaks silence to claim millionaire father was

The son of a millionaire businessman at the centre of a paternity row has broken his silence to say his father is “very manipulative” and “not the kind of person you want to be with”.Joel Mason, 19, revealed he has no plans to learn who his biological father is and that he hasn’t spoken to Richard Mason, the man he grew up believing was his father, for three years.Now he has spoken out about his strained relationship with Mr Mason, co-founder of price comparison website, who he believed was his father for 21 years.Joel, along with his twin brother Ed and elder sibling Willem, 23, learned that Mr Mason had been infertile since birth after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2016.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Their mother revealed she had a four-year affair during the 1990s and has now been ordered to pay her former husband £250,000 following an extraordinary legal case, which does not force her to reveal the true identity of her sons’ father.Speaking for the first time since the secret emerged, Joel described Mr Mason as “very manipulative” and said they had not spoken for years. He admitted that he thinks his biological father doesn’t know he and his brothers exist. Kate MasonCredit:Richard Stanton Kate Mason “I don’t know if it’s estranged, I wouldn’t know what word to use. But I haven’t been speaking to him for about three years because of his behaviour,” he told The Telegraph.”He’s a very manipulative man, not the kind of person you want to be with. But he’s still my dad and I’m not going to look for my real one. I doubt he even knows we exist.”Joel, who is studying property at University, revealed his parents had an “unhappy marriage” but his mother had wanted children.Despite the revelation about Mr Mason two years ago, he has no interest in tracking down his biological father. He added: “I don’t know who he is, I don’t even know his name and I don’t want to – it is just a name. I don’t think he is in our lives and I don’t need or want him to find him.”His mother Kate, 54, who he says is now single, lives in a luxury seven-bedroom home in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Boys, I haven’t done anything wrong at all. I love you and my door’s always open,” he said.”I’ve got the kettle waiting to go on, a six pack of beer, just come round, you’ll get the biggest hug ever.”Let’s have a cry, let’s just hug, let’s just get back to where we were before. And just have a word with your mum, tell her to stop being so daft.” Mr Mason, 55, who re-married and lives in Rhos, North Wales, launched a rare paternity fraud case against his ex-wife, who received £4million in their divorce settlement and ongoing maintenance.During an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday, he told the boys he thought were his sons that his “door was always open” and suggested they sit down for a cup of tea. read more

Karabatic and Lazarov score debut goals for FC Barcelona

FC BarcelonakarabaticKiril LazarovlazarovNikola Karabatic F.C Barcelona Intersport has played the first friendly match for the upcoming season in which two TOP stars Nikola Karabatic and Kiril Lazarov had debut for the most succesful team in the history of handball. Bordils 50:23 was just a warm-up for the challenges in the next period…Bordils, 23Barça, 50Bordils: Comas, Ferrer, Masó Garolera (2), Prat (4), Masmiquel (2), Canyigueral y Combis (3) -siete inicial-; Palol, Márquez (1), Reixach (6), Masó Crisol, Vilanova (4), Marco, Vila (1), Comas, González, Teixidor.FC Barcelona: Saric, Viran Morros (1), Sorhaindo (4), Tomás (6), Entrerríos (5), Gurbindo (2) y Stranovsky (2) -siete inicial- Noddesbo (3), Juanín (1), Sarmiento (3), Rutenka (4), Karabatic (4), Lazarov (5), Ariño (2), Balaguer (5).PHOTO: FC BARCELONA, Edy Kelele ← Previous Story From Denmark to Portugal – Mick Schubert to F.C Porto Next Story → Struga 2013: Ivry and Metalurg for the trophy! read more

Xenophon calls for fresh vote

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has called for a fresh vote of the WA Senate following the revelations that nearly 1,400 votes went missing. He said if the ballots are not found, voters should go back to the polls. The Independent Senator took to Twitter yesterday to voice his disdain at the way the AEC handled the matter, stating: “To lose one vote is unfortunate, to lose two looks like carelessness, to lose 1,375 is case for a fresh election (apologies to Oscar Wilde).” On Thursday, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) revealed that 1,375 votes could not be “located, rechecked or verified in the recount process”. The AEC has asked former Australian Federal Police Commission Mick Keelty to investigate the “serious administrative issue”. “It will cost a lot of money, but there is no choice,” Xenophon told the media this week. “Better to cost money now than have a result where there is a question mark over those that have been elected. I think that is the safest course to take.”last_img read more

Seattle judge ices states’ challenge to latest travel ban

first_imgSEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle has put on hold a challenge by Washington and several other states to the Trump administration’s latest travel ban.U.S. District Judge James Robart, who blocked the initial ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim nations early this year, noted in his decision Friday that the latest iteration has already been blocked by federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland.Because the issues raised there are similar to the ones raised by Washington, Oregon, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and California in the Seattle case, he said those challenges should play out before the Seattle case proceeds.The Trump administration announced the most recent restrictions in September. They affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government officials and their families.A hearing in the Seattle case had been set for Monday.last_img read more

Clark College, community bid fond farewell to Bob Knight

first_imgClark College saw President Bob Knight off in style Thursday with an ode to the longtime leader’s tenure at the Vancouver campus.Knight, 62, will retire this summer after 15 years at the community college, 13 as its president. The Board of Trustees is slated to hire an interim replacement for the 2019-2020 school year at its June 25 meeting.Knight told The Columbian that he has “mixed emotions” about his departure but that he’s looking forward to traveling with his wife, Paula Knight, and spending more time with his grandchildren.Still, “I’m going to be here to support this college,” he said.“I’m going to do everything I can to help the next president be successful,” he added. “I’ve invested 15 years of my life in it, and I don’t want to let that go.”Community leaders, students and family members crowded Gaiser Hall for a series of recognitions, poems and a healthy dose of corny humor. Tables were decorated with penguin figurines, and paper centerpieces featured quotes from community members about Knight’s accomplishments.Clark College has grown significantly under Knight’s tenure, with more on the horizon at the college’s Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield. Clark College has also opened new facilities and launched new degree programs in that time, including three bachelor’s of applied sciences degrees.last_img read more


first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYThe Constitution of The Gambia does not declare access to information a fundamental right but it does give support to the idea of access to information.It is spelt out in the preamble of the Constitution that,“This constitution provides for us a fundamental law, which affirms our commitment to freedom, justice, probity and accountability. It also affirms the principle that all power emanate from the sovereign will of the people.”Clearly, where probity and accountability flourish there can be no room for secret government or hoarding of information; transparency becomes the necessary outcome.Furthermore how else can the people exercise their sovereignty if they cannot scrutinise their government and hold them accountable. The empowerment of the people is buttressed by section 1 of the Constitution which states:“The Sovereignty of The Gambia resides in the people of The Gambia from whom all organs of government derive their authority and in whose name and for whose welfare and prosperity the power of government are to be exercised in accordance with this constitution.”The Constitution does order the government to be transparent. It stipulates under section 214 subsection (5) of the Constitution that,“The Government, with due regard to the principles of an open and democratic society, shall foster accountability and transparency at all levels of Government.”What is now left is legislation for access to information to become a fundamental law to enable citizens to exercise that right.last_img read more

San Diegan Competing for Mrs International

first_img KUSI Newsroom, June 27, 2019 Posted: June 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom San Diegan Competing for Mrs. International 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Mrs. California International will be competing for Mrs. International on July 20th in Charleston, West Virginia.Jocelyn Lomahan is from San Diego and is a has a passion in giving back to the community as well as youth sports. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Resorts World Manila investor Alliance Global Group launches program to address future

first_img RelatedPosts Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Alliance Global Group (AGI), one half of the joint venture partnership that operates Resorts World Manila (RWM), has announced a five-year “Innovation and Digital Transformation Program” aimed at future proofing its various business entities.The program, covering everything from the company’s gaming and hospitality arm to real estate, liquor and infrastructure, focuses on addressing the need for its various companies to adapt to technological changes that affect its businesses. New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm As part of Thursday’s announcement, AGI revealed that work had already begun on enhancements to an RWM App which will “provide utmost convenience to all its guests and VIPs, such as making restaurant and hotel reservations, in just one touch.“It is also working on enhancing the monitoring and operations of its gaming and hotel facilities through the use of data analytics.”“This program allows us to study our existing technology across all businesses and assess where we can further enhance them and achieve innovative solutions,” said AGI CEO Andrew Tan.“This will also give us the opportunity to look for other new technological innovations, platforms and companies we can invest in, in order to support and improve our current business operations, and at the same time, make them profitable businesses on their own.“Part of the program is to be able to partner with relevant providers and technology-makers. Our vision is to make each company become ready for the future of business in the next 10 years.”last_img read more

Southwest MiamiDade elderly man found

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police found a previously missing 70-year-old man in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday.Jose Figueroa Rodriguez was last seen Monday before going missing, walking along the 26600 block of S.W. 146 Court.Rodriguez was missing between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Marine Corps Realignment on Guam May Be Tipping Point in Drive for

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The prospect of accommodating a Marine Corps base appears to be pushing sentiment among Guam residents toward seeking greater rights from the United States, through either statehood or independence.Guam, a U.S territory, already is home to Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Station Guam. Starting in 2022, 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents will be moving from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam, a 30-mile-long island of 160,000 people. Local opposition prompted the United States to scale down its original plan to relocate 10,000 Marines to Guam.Even with the smaller buildup, the island’s residents, who are U.S. citizens, are starting to reconsider their status as a territory.“The prospect of the military buildup caused a crack in the facade of American-ness on this island,” Michael Lujan Bevacqua, who teaches at the University of Guam, told the Washington Post. “Being independent and having the ability to determine our own policies is much better for us,” said Bevacqua, a fervent advocate for breaking free from the United States.Next month, a decolonization commission will recommend to Gov. Eddie Calvo whether to go ahead with a vote on changing Guam’s status as a territory. The measure would provide three alternatives: statehood; free association with administrative power, like Palau and the Marshall Islands; or independence.The vote would only be symbolic as an act of Congress would be required to change the island’s political status.LisaLinda Natividad, who sits on the decolonization commission, points to the Marine Corps realignment as the latest evidence that Guam does not enjoy the democratic rights it deserves. “The whole Guam buildup was set in motion because we’re a U.S. colony, and they think they can do whatever they want with our land,” said Natividad.The issue of Guam’s status is not clear cut. While residents favor greater independence, many would be hard pressed to give up their U.S. passports, and a successful fight for statehood would mean sending their taxes to Washington.Calvo favors statehood, according to the story. “Anything is better than being an unincorporated territory,” Calvo said. “That’s just another word for colony.”last_img read more

Netflix picks up US rights to Eurovision

first_img Tags Post a comment TV and Movies Share your voice 0 50 Photos Croatia’s entry to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Thomas Hanses/Eurovision Time to bust out the eye glitter — Netflix has snagged the rights to one of the world’s longest-running live TV events, confirming that it will air the 2019 and 2020 Eurovision Song Contest broadcasts in the US. While Netflix will not air the competition live, it’s a big win for US fans who were left without an official channel to watch the contest this year.It also marks an interesting shift into event television for the company, which has long stuck to movies, TV series and its own original produced content. While Netflix won’t air the broadcasts live, picking up a live show that draws as many as 200 million viewers around the world could herald a bigger shift for the streaming company.Eurovision: the contest that spawned a thousand Epic Sax Guy memes. Eurovision Under the deal, Netflix picks up the US video-on-demand rights to the two Eurovision semifinals and the grand final. All three broadcasts from the 2019 contest will land on Netflix on Monday, July 22. Netflix will also air the semifinals and grand final in 2020, after the live broadcast, though it has not confirmed dates.If you haven’t heard of Eurovision, you’re officially missing one of the greatest (and kitschiest) television events in the world. The song contest catapulted Celine Dion and ABBA to stardom, brought the world Volare (the Italian-chorus classic made famous by Dean Martin) and regularly serves up everything from ear-worm pop bangers, to death-metal demons and singing grandmas.You can read CNET’s full guide to Eurovision 2019 here. 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Netflixlast_img read more

Fledgling Fairbanks pot business sees high startup costs

first_imgThe state has begun issuing licenses to marijuana growers, processors and sellers. That has entrepreneurs gearing up operations, hoping to get into a fledgling enterprise. One local farm has been cleared to start pot cultivation. The operation is seeing large capital outlays to accommodate state regulations.Download Audio(Photo courtesy of Rosie Creek Farm)Mike Emers knows how to successfully raise and sell crops. His Rosie Creek Farms has been in operation for almost 20 years. Gazing across his fields you might be looking on any small farm with a weathered tractor standing beside of rows of planted crops. But getting to his farm is just a little harder these days.“On top of that security fence is actually a security system, which is probably the most expensive piece of the puzzle,” Emers said. “And the state requires live video feed, video recording for 40 days, facial recognition in the marijuana crop at 20 feet.”Emers said there are so many security requirements he has turned to an outside security agency to accommodate them. Not that he’s complaining. He said the state has thought through process of growing and selling marijuana. But, like any business, he’ll be passing on the costs when pricing his certified organic product.“We have ball park figures from other states on what the going price per pound, per ounce or per gram of marijuana is,” Emers said. “And just like any other business commodity, we’ll see what the costs of production are, and we’ll price our product accordingly.”Additional requirement mean his kids will no longer be able to access the farm. Emers says he wouldn’t be going through the hassles of entering the marijuana market if age and the thin profit margins weren’t forcing his hand.“The alternative is quitting farming because it’s getting too hard to make minimal profits with vegetables as I’m getting older,” Emers said.Despite that, Emers will also tell you he’s excited about entering a frontier industry. But for now he’s racing to get a crop into the ground and see what the first harvest will bring.last_img read more

76 land under farming post ample rains in Kothagudem

first_imgKothagudem: The farmers in the district have taken up farming with adequate rainfall in the first week of August. The rains boosted the agriculture activity as nearly 76 per cent of land came under cultivation in the district as per the latest statistics available. According to District Assistant Director of Agriculture department Abhimanyudu, the farmers have taken up cultivation of various crops in nearly 97,998 hectares. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us He informed that the district has an average 1.24 lakh hectares under cultivation in Kharif season every year. Due to lack rainfall in June and July, the farmers have not shown interest in taking up farming activity. However, with abundant rainfall in August first week, the mood of the farming community changed and the farmers expressing happiness over rains took up the agriculture activity, he said. While paddy cultivation is taken up in about 24,313 hectares as against estimated extent of 43,334 hectares, maize is being cultivated in 6,386 hectares as against 6,304 hectares, cotton in 46,524 hectares as against an estimated land of 46,477 hectares, Abhimanyudu informed.last_img read more

Warren Buffett Invests 25000 in Hillary Clintons Campaign

first_imgWarren Buffett, the billionaire philanthropist, has reportedly donated $25,000 to “Ready for Hillary” – a Political Action Committee (PAC) group that is raising money to support Hillary Clinton’s run for presidency in the 2016 elections.The amount is the maximum the group accepts in donations. Warren Buffett has donated money to several candidates for their election campaigns but why is this particular donation making headlines?Buffett has always shunned away from PACs but Clinton’s support group seems to have attracted his interest. In previous interviews he strongly voiced his opinions against donating to independent political groups. But this time, it has got more to do with the candidate than the group.In October, at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Buffett said that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election and he would definitely bet his money on it, Bloomberg reported.That’s not just it. Clinton had Buffett’s support for quite a long time.”I don’t see how you could have anybody better qualified. I like what she believes in … I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs,” Buffett told CNN in a 2012 interview adding that he thinks there is no one better qualified than Clinton for the post .Buffett also welcomed Clinton to Twitter when she joined the social media website in June 2013. The welcome tweet was one of the “five” he has posted till date.”Hello @Hillaryclinton! Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45″”Ready for Hillary” is not officially connected to Hillary Clinton, but will ensure all support for her presidential campaign if she decides to run for the post.The former secretary of state is expected to announce her decision by or after January 1 2015. On Thursday, she told an audience in Boston that the job of a president is “stressful” and also forces the head of the White House to make snap decisions even when one needs to “sleep on” a decision.”Here’s what I worry about. The stress on anybody in a leadership position, multiplied many times over to be president. The incoming never ends,” she said according to The Washington Post.”Maybe you need to sleep on it. Maybe you need to bring in some people to talk to about it. But the pace of demands is so intense that you feel like you’ve got to respond,” Clinton added.Clinton also asserted that the job is “unforgiving” irrespective of gender and one can lose touch with what’s real, what’s authentic.”last_img read more

Rapper and HipHop Singer Pavan Balleys Phantom Beatz Success Journey

first_imgPavan Balley (born 1996), more commonly known by his stage name PhantomBeatz, is a producer, born and raised in Pittsburg, California. Pavan’s interest in hip hop and rap started in his early days, at around 11 or 12 years old, when his older brother first began dabbling in rap and hip-hop.Over the years, his skills improved and he found the confidence to finally to start releasing his music out into the public. Pavan also used to perform playing the dhol at several parties at a young age which helped develop his ear and desired sound for music.His career began to gain traction when he first got in touch with an artist who goes by Joe Blow. They began self-producing rap/hip-hop music together in 2013. The first song they produced, Touch of Soul, was an underground hit in the Bay Area region, and even in other countries throughout Europe.Pavan released his first album, titles Phantasies, on August 16th, 2016. The album was released on iTunes and other major digital music outlets. Towards 2019 Pavan also began to take interest in Punjabi music and also worked with a few local artists to branch out his musical ear.Pavan’s achievements were scattered all around the music scene. He produced and received credit for producing for Mozzys 1 up top ahk album which was ranked in the top 20 albums on iTunes in 2017. The song “unfortunately” which he produced has streamed over 4 million views just on YouTube alone and has continued to grow on charts all over streaming platforms.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Key accused of Holey Artisan attack detained

first_imgThe police arrested four persons, who are said to be members of banned militant outfit ‘neo-JMB’. from Shibganj in Chapainawabganj early Saturday.The law enforcers gave the identity of one of them as Sohel Mahfuz, one of ‘masterminds’ of Holey Artisan Bakery attack in 2016 that claimed 22 lives.Three others were described as associates of Sohel. They were named as Hafiz, Jewel and Jamal.The Chaipainawabganj police arrested them during a drive which was assisted by the counter-terrorism unit of the police.”The militants are changing their shelters from time to time. They were taking preparation to hold a meeting and the police caught them based on information,” PM Muzahidul Islam, superintendent of the district police told Prothom Alo.Sohel Mahfuz was being sent to Dhaka, he added.last_img read more