THERE is widespread dismay in north Donegal after the film festival Guth Gafa was axed this year…and moved North.And when it comes back next year it will “relocate to Inishowen and Derry as part of the 2013 Derry-Londonderry City of Culture.”The event has been held in Gortahork for the past six years and attracted some top class productions. It now means Gortahork and the surrounding areas will suffer a major tourism loss for the next two years.Organisers say their plan is to base next year’s festival in as yet unspecified location in Inishowen and run shows both there and in Derry.They have blamed the lack of funding for their inability to stage this June’s festival.“It will be sad for Guth Gafa to leave Gortahork where support from the community, and especially Ostan Loch Altan, has been great over the past six years, but we hope that we can pull off an even bigger and better event for the people of Donegal in our new location, and also support the people of Derry in their most exciting year as UK City of Culture, ” said Festival Director, Neasa Ní Chianáin in a statement. SHOCK AS DONEGAL FILM FESTIVAL AXED – AND MOVED TO DERRY was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Ashlie Rodriguez Ashlie Rodriguez, Posted: February 7, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The man accused of punching a police officer in the face could spend more than nine years behind bars.Federick Jefferson, 39, was arraigned in court Wednesday.His arrest comes after a violent incident Saturday, Feb. 3, when a white nationalist group attempted to storm into Chicano Cark and put up an American flag. For decades the park has celebrated Mexican history and culture by waving the flag of the Raza.The move sparked tension, anger, and in one case violence.Police said as officers were attempted to keep the two groups apart, Jefferson allegedly punched a police officer in the face. It’s not clear why or what group he represented. They said the officer suffered multiple facial fractures and Chief Shelly Zimmerman called the injury “significant.”Jefferson is charged with multiple felonies, including assault on an officer and resisting arrest. He pleaded not guilty. His bail is set at $250,000. If convicted Jefferson faces nine years behind bars. Man accused of punching police officer in face at Chicano Park protest pleads not guilty February 7, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:21 PM read more
Haydn describes a marketing plan which highlighted the magazine’s Trump coverage in order to attract new audiences. While initially the team relied on content marketing, they have since shifted toward demand-driven audience initiatives. These include direct-response broadcast TV, digital out of home campaigns, digital marketing programs, and experiential marketing campaigns, such as the branded distribution of cricket-covered waffles. Trump Bump or not, this increase is no mistake. The Economist has spent the last few months buckling down on its North American audience. Unlike Vanity Fair and The New York Times, there hasn’t been any public tension between The Economist and the president of the United States, though the globalist magazine did endorse Clinton, and has run six semi-provocative Trump covers since the election. “You can see that the news environment is increasing demand for quality content, and certainly [we have] had all of the right marketing initiatives in place to capitalize on this,” Marina Haydn, SVP of circulation and retail marketing for The Economist, tells Folio:. In addition to digital subscriptions, the coverage of Trump has permiated the print space. The magazine found that on average, covers that have featured Trump sold 14 percent more than other covers. Notably, the brand claims that the digital marketing campaigns increased conversion rates tenfold compared to normal campaign conversion rates. One Facebook banner ad, for example, featured multiple Trump covers with the tagline, “If the world is falling apart, at least there is something to read.” Nonetheless, The Economist attributes its successful subscription drive to the news-hungry environment that has developed since November 8, and adept marketing which seized the moment. See our earlier story on The Economist’s expansion into the North American market. As the magazine grows more awareness in the U.S. market, North American digital subscribers have come to represent 35 percent of annual subscription volume. This number, pulled from the period between December 2016 and February 2017, is a 30 percent increase YoY. The Economist is following the trend of Trump-era subscription success, with a growth of 19 percent in North American digital subscriptions since the election. This puts the London-based magazine in the ranks of Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, which have all seen subscriptions surge since November. read more
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A six-member delegation led by Goodwill Ambassador of Uganda to India Renu Varun, recently met Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena at his Gandhi Darshan office in Rajghat here and thanked him for the Gandhi Charkha gifted by KVIC – for the Gandhi Heritage Site at Jinja in UgandaTalking with the Chairman, the Goodwill Ambassador also invited him to visit the site in Uganda, where the Gandhian Charkha had been displayed. “In the backdrop of the ‘Gandhi Charakha’ that arrived for the first time ever on the East African soil on the shores of River Nile where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were sprinkled and the fact that Uganda is a fine cotton producing country, the Uganda Government underscores the need to support the development of the private sector to become an engine for growth.Since Uganda has an extensive micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sub-sector which accounts for approximately 90 percent of the private sector, innovative KVIC programmes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kachchi Ghani oil,’ Tailoring, candle making, spinning and weaving activities can be a vehicle through which the rural poor and the jobless Ugandans can transform themselves tomorrow,” she said, adding, “Uganda eagerly waits to collaborate with KVIC, to fetch some productive output as it can add value to the economy of Uganda.”Meanwhile, the Corroborating similar views, the other delegates including Sheba Kyobutungi (Head, Implementation Youth Desk), Lucy Nakyobe (Permanent Secretary), Lillian Ester Sebedduka (Head, Security Forces Desk), Seruyange Susan (Ministry of Defence, Senior Social Development Officer) and Faridah Nassali (Manager, Presidential Initiative) also said that they were overwhelmed to see the KVIC programmes and its impact on job creation, particularly for women.The delegates, selected by the Ministry of External Affairs, have been invited to India to study the various women empowerment projects being run by KVIC. The delegation also visited the multi-disciplinary training centre of KVIC and spoke to the trainees at incense stick making, tailoring, designing and other units. read more
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said telecommunications group Sprint Corp. and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will bring 8,000 jobs to the United States, and the companies said the positions were part of a previously disclosed pledge by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp.SoftBank holds stakes in both companies and its chief, billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, earlier in December said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 jobs.Sprint in January said it had cut 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to cut $2.5 billion in costs. On Wednesday it said it would create 5,000 jobs in areas including sales and customer care by the end of its fiscal year ending in March 2018.Sprint spokesman Dave Tovar said the jobs were part of the pledge made by Son but would be funded by Sprint.SoftBank and OneWeb had announced on Dec. 19 that the Japanese company was leading a $1.2 billion funding round.OneWeb plans to use the funds to build a plant in Florida to produce low-cost satellites, creating almost 3,000 jobs at the company and its suppliers.SoftBank described its $1 billion share of the funding as the first tranche of the $50 billion promised by Son in a meeting with Trump.It is not clear whether the $50 billion SoftBank investment would be part of a $100 billion tech investment fund that the head of SoftBank and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had announced earlier in the year.”I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they are going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the United States, they are taking them from other countries,” Trump told reporters outside his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.”And also OneWeb, a new company, is going to be hiring 3,000 people. So that’s very exciting,” he added.Shares of Sprint Corp., which is 82 percent owned by SoftBank, were barely changed in after-hours trading.(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Additional reporting by Susan Heavey and Heather Somerville; Writing by Ayesha Rascoe and Peter Henderson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) Register Now » December 29, 2016 read more
At the Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs a leader in decentralized cloud storage company, launched their ‘Open Source Partner Program’. This program will enable open-source projects to generate revenue when their users store data in the cloud. The program was launched with the aim to bridge the “major economic disconnect between the 24-million total open-source developers and the $180 billion cloud market” as stated by Ben Golub, Storj’s executive chairman and interim CEO. How does the Open Source Partner program work? Open-source projects simply need to integrate Storj into their existing cloud application infrastructure. Since Storj uses an Amazon Web Services ( AWS) S3 compliant interface, this integration should be easy. Storj provides a blockchain encrypted, distributed cloud storage with facilitates data security, improves reliability, and enhances performance when compared to traditional cloud storage approaches. Using client-side encryption ensures that data can only be accessed by the data owners. While harvesting all these benefits, open-source projects that will use the Storj network will be provided with a continuous revenue stream. 60% of its gross revenue will be given to its storage farmers and 40% will be split amongst open-source developers. Through simple Storj data connectors that will be integrated with their platforms, Storj can track data storage usage. Partners will be given help desk support and tools to test the network’s performance and capabilities. What’s in it for open source companies? Monetization has always been a challenge for open source companies. They ultimately require revenue to sustain themselves. Open source drives a sizable majority of the $200 billion-plus cloud computing market which is inversely proportional to the revenue that currently makes its way directly back to their projects and companies. The ‘Open Source Partner Program’ will help open source companies to grow exponentially and meet other financial-related goals. Ultimately, open source companies – even the ones that only provide free products – require revenue to sustain themselves, and the Storj Open Source Partner Program aims to help. What’s in it for Storj? While this revenue generation program will benefit open source companies, it can also be viewed as an effective marketing strategy for Storj. Open source projects are all the rage these days and the more these companies turn to Storj for decentralized cloud-based solutions, the more popularity and recognition Storj gets. Storj, as well as open source companies, realize the importance of openness, decentralization, and broad-based individual empowerment, which is why this program strikes the perfect balance to support open source projects. The Storj Labs has already won over ten major open-source partners, including Confluent, Couchbase, FileZilla, MariaDB, MongoDB, and Nextcloud, to join its Open Source Partner Program. These partners will be given early, immediate access to the V3 network private alpha. You can get a complete overview of the program on Storj’s blog post. Read Next 5 reasons why your business should adopt cloud computing Demystifying Clouds: Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds Google’s second innings in China: Exploring cloud partnerships with Tencent and others read more