Aide to Dominica approved in Turks Caicos Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Cabinet has agreed to give a donation of $100,000 in relief to Dominica; the monies will come from the country’s Contingency Fund. The decision was made Tuesday during Cabinet meeting and follows the devastation caused in the fellow CARICOM nation after Tropical Storm Erika. Two weeks post Erika, and reports to Magnetic Media are that the people of Dominica remain resilient, moving forward as they aim to rebuild their country.The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has reached out to several nations and many are responding. The crew of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Lyme Bay of the UK has been in Dominica a week now, the Caribbean Tourism Organization has established a relief fund and the United States, we understand has given $150,000 and has sent in ‘storm surge’ experts for technical support. It is now estimated the damage in Dominica is $370 million US dollars. McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Related Items:aide, Dominica, Roosevelt skeritt 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Marialast_img read more

Omar Archers case now a Human Rights matter

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FredSmithandOmarArcher, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 13, 2017 – Nassau – Popular Human Rights activist and lawyer, Fred Smith, QC says that Mr. Omar Archer is now his client. This comes after Archer was yesterday remanded to jail yet again.  It is also being reported that Archer’s 28-day sentence has since been squashed. However, an instruction was given that he be remanded an additional seven days and his bail revoked.QC Smith told members of the media, “To keep Omar Archer in jail under an alleged offence of criminal libel is to make him a political prisoner.”  He added, “Criminal libel must be abolished so that the Bahamas can grow as a democracy.”Smith believes it is a Human Rights case now since offences like this “has sent an element of fear and anxiety and concern throughout the citizenry.” He believes people are now afraid to speak out against the government because they may be politically victimized like Archer and others.According to QC Smith, the Human Rights Association would also be taking international measures to ensure the international communities become aware of Archer’s case and the current laws in the Bahamas. He added, “This government in particular have been using these offences to prosecute people.”Archer’s team, however, believe it is uncommon for someone facing such minor matters to not be fined and freed. They found the judge’s ruling shocking and thinks that Archer is being treated like criminals who commit more serious crimes. Archer will now face the Supreme Court next Wednesday, and Smith revealed they are currently seeking his bail.Story by: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#FredSmithandOmarArcherlast_img read more

Bahamas and Jamaica bristle following negative US Advisories

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 17, 2018 – Nassau – The two number one English speaking destinations in the Caribbean have been put on blast by America when it comes to safety and security and satisfaction and now both countries are in damage control mode.   The Bahamas at its popular Fish Fry at Arawak Cay has seen vendors apologize for any negative experiences and mirroring a message by the Bahamas Government to improve service as security is enhanced, especially for Tourists.In Jamaica, the Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has launched a campaign.   Minister Bartlett says the $3b in earnings and a record setting 2017 with 4.3 million guests landing on their shores is not to be trifled with.   Bartlett on Saturday in Montego Bay at a food handlers workshop said Jamaica must curb the reports of visitor harassment so as not to see a reversal in the gains made.Visitor satisfaction in Jamaica was put at 60% despite the harassment issues noted in a US Advisory.  the Bahamas also got that advisory, but it was more severe saying Fish Fry’s reputation for a down home experience was sullied by reports of crime.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasgetsnegaiveUSadvisories#JamaicagetsnegativeUSadvisories#BahamasandJamaicadamagecontrol Related Items:#BahamasandJamaicadamagecontrol, #BahamasgetsnegaiveUSadvisories, #JamaicagetsnegativeUSadvisories, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Sarri wants midfielder Ruben LoftusCheek to improve defense

first_imgFollowing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek who utilized a rare start and scored a hat-trick against BATE Borisov on Thursday, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes the midfielder must improve in defense even though he had impressed.Loftus-Cheek scored twice and inspired Chelsea to a 3-1 Europa League win at Stamford Bridge. He opened with a goal in the eight minutes before completing a surprise treble in the second half.“He played very well,” Sarri said via Sky Sports.“I think in the beginning of the season, I thought he was really a very good player. Now I think the same, but maybe he has also adapted to my football.“He is improving. He needs to improve defensively, but not only Loftus. At this moment we have four midfielders for two positions. Three of them with the same characteristics. Only [N’Golo] Kante is a defensive midfielder. It’s very difficult for me to put in the starting XI two so offensive midfielders at the same time.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I hope to be able to do it in the future. But I need the co-operation of the players, and for them to work on their defensive phase.”When Sarri was asked about his midfield troules, he replied:“I like very much this kind of problem.”“I have a little problem. I have to put only 11 players in the starting XI, and I have 28 players. I have this problem and I don’t know how to solve it. I can ask to play with 15, 16.”“I have a tactical problem with the midfielders. We need to work and they have to improve in the defensive phase.”last_img read more

Steven Gerrard Wed love to be in the final

first_imgRangers coach Steven Gerrard has admitted he would have preferred his team were competing in the Betfred Cup final instead of going top of the Premiership.“We’d love to be in the final. We’re not going to lie. It hurt going out in the semi-final and it always does. I won’t sit and kid anyone that it doesn’t,” he said, according to Daily Record.“We’d much rather be playing in the cup final of course but that’s gone and we’ve moved on.”“I want my players to press aggressively but that doesn’t mean they deserve a yellow card.”“It would be fantastic if we sit top of the league after the weekend but we are well aware you don’t get anything for sitting top at this stage of the season.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“It’ll be tough because Hearts have been flying in the league and of course it’s a test on the back of a European game.”On the other hand, Gerrard commented on the fan who ran from the Govan Stand to send a verbal volley at linesman Manuel Vidali just after Candeias’ red card.“It will affect the club and more often than not it’s financially as well, which doesn’t help.“We ask the supporters to keep doing what they are doing and supporting us but they have to stay in their seats.”last_img read more

Great cheap accessories for your new phone watch game console and more

first_img Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The Phone Strap helps you keep a better grip on your phone. It’s dirt-cheap drop protection! Loop Did you score an awesome new toy during the holidays? Let’s talk about some accessories you might want to add — and some surprisingly cheap ones at that. You got a new phonespeck-stay-clear-iphone-xrDon’t overpay for a phone case; anything over $10-15 is probably too much. Sarah Tew/CNET It doesn’t matter if you spent $200 or $1,200 — the first order of business is a case. Because, let’s face it, gravity happens. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Buy an expensive case from Apple, AT&T, Verizon or some other retailer. You may have bought your phone there, but cases are best sourced elsewhere.My advice: Hit up Amazon and Ebay. Just search for cases for your phone model and you’ll find a dizzying array of choices. Hard cases, soft cases, clear ones, colored ones and so on. Even better, you’ll find lots of them priced around $10-15 — much better than the $30-50 you’re likely to pay in store.Read more: iPhone XR cases: 4 cheap alternatives to Apple’s $40 oneOf course, putting your phone in a case doesn’t guarantee 100-percent protection against pavement encounters. The best protection is not dropping your phone in the first place, which is why I continue to champion Phone Straps (formerly Ninja Loops).See it at Phone LoopsA mere $5 buys you a stylish strap that attaches to just about any phone case. Once you get accustomed to sliding your fingers underneath it, you’ll find it much easier to grip your phone — and you’ll be much less likely to drop it.This remains one of my all-time favorite products. It makes a great gift, too, which is why you should buy at least three (which bags you free shipping).You got a Nintendo SwitchSwitch deals were everywhere this year — and often quite fleeting. Now that you have the console, though, you might want to consider a couple accessories — starting with a mobile charger.The Switch relies on a USB-C input, though you don’t necessarily need a power bank that has a USB-C output. Those tend to cost a bit more, though they have the advantage of recharging your console more quickly than a standard 5V USB-A port.omars-power-bankThis Switch-friendly mobile chargers is a very good deal at $23. Omars Here’s a good option: The Omars 10,000-mAh Power Bank for $22.99 (minus a 5-percent coupon you can click to add). It features USB-A and USB-C outputs, the latter featuring 18-watt Power Delivery (PD) for fast Switch charging.See it at AmazonA lot of similar chargers sell for around $40, so this is definitely worth a look.You got an Apple WatchWith the Series 3 selling for as low as $199 during holiday and pre-holiday sales, it’s no surprise that most stores sold out. Here’s hoping you didn’t also buy an extra watchband, because the Apple Store and other retailers charge a hefty premium for them.orobay-milanese-loop-for-apple-watchApple’s version of this lovely watch band: $150. Amazon seller Orobay’s version: $11. Orobay How hefty? If you want a fancy Milanese Loop (a great way to dress up the watch, no question), be prepared to spend $149 (!) for Apple’s version. Nuts, right? Try this instead: Amazon seller Orobay offers a compatible Milanese Loop stainless-steel band for $11. No, I didn’t leave off a zero — 11 bucks.See it at AmazonI’ve tried a couple of these over the years; they’re great. Similarly, Apple Watch sport bands and other options can be had just as cheap (or cheaper) from Amazon and Ebay — and you’ll find considerably more styles than the handful available at retail.Read more: Great cheap accessories for your Apple WatchYou got Bose QuietComfort 25 headphonestranesca-bluetooth-adapter-for-bose-quietcomfort-25 Tranesca There were some killer QC25 deals during the holidays, so there’s no question this headphone ended up under a lot of trees.You can make it even better by adding a Bluetooth adapter, which effectively turns your QC25 into the already-wireless QC35.There are a number of virtually identical adapters designed specifically for the Bose, meaning they plug into one of the earcups and “hug” it underneath, so you barely know it’s there.Most of the sell for $50-60, but the best deal right now is this Tranesca adapter for $29.95. (Actually, it’s the best deal I’ve ever seen. These rarely drop below $40.)See it at AmazonYou got an Echo DotDuring the holidays, the second-gen Dot was an amazing deal at $20, while the third-gen was arguably even more amazing at $24 (because it’s the current model).The latter offers better sound than its predecessor, but both Dots are pretty weak overall. To really make the most of either one, consider pairing it with a bigger, better speaker.fluance-fi50-three-colors.jpgPictures don’t quite do Fluance speakers justice. They look way better in person. Fluance Obviously there are countless choices out there — just make sure the Bluetooth speaker you choose doesn’t automatically shut off after a period of inactivity. (That problem tends to affect certain portable ones.)One option I particularly like is the Fluance Fi50, a robust bookshelf speaker with a retro design. It originally sold for $200, but you can get one now for $100.See it at FluanceA less expensive upgrade (for the second-gen Dot, anyway): Ninety7’s Vaux is a Dot speaker dock that also adds a rechargeable battery so you can easily move it around the house. It’s currently on sale for $24.95 with code VAUXCNET.See it at Ninety7You got a Fire TV or Roku streamerThe best accessory for your new streaming box or stick? Bluetooth headphones, so you can enjoy killer TV audio without disturbing your roommates. (I also find headphones indispensable when I’m exercising on a treadmill or elliptical, as I can actually hear the TV without having to blast the volume.)You can pair Bluetooth headphones to your Fire TV or use Roku’s Private Listening feature with the headphones paired to your phone.Here’s the thing: TV audio isn’t the same as music, so you don’t necessarily need fancy high-end headphones. I mean, they’re fine, but I’ve used super-cheap ones and been perfectly satisfied with the sound quality.My advice: Check out CNET’s roundup of the best budget headphones for 2018.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Amazon AT&T Bluetooth Bose Roku Verizon Nintendo Apple Bose QuietComfort 25 The Cheapskate Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 24 Apple Wearable Tech Smart Home Mobile Accessories Headphones Wireless & Bluetooth Speakerscenter_img Comments $129 • See All Review • Bose QuietComfort 25 review: The best noise-canceling headphones get better reading • Great cheap accessories for your new phone, watch, game console and more Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mentioned Above Bose QuietComfort 25 (Black) Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Bose QuietComfort 25: New noise-canceling headphone gets a totally new designlast_img read more

Reliance to Unveil Indias First CDMA iPhone on 28 June Report

first_imgReliance Communications (RCom) is expected to unveil India’s first Apple iPhone running its CDMA network on 28 June.Technology website BGR citing sources confirmed the launch of the CDMA iPhone in the country and said RCom will kick-start new marketing campaigns on Friday along with the unveiling of the phone. There is no information on the pricing and network’s availability for the new iPhone in the country.Earlier this month, the same website had reported that RCom and Apple are entering a new partnership to announce the CDMA iPhone in the country.”The official announcement will happen tomorrow that will be aided by a marketing campaign,” BGR reported adding that the “CDMA iPhone is most likely to be locked to RCom’s network unlike the GSM variants that are available unlocked in the open market.”RCom along with Apple also announced a new service plan, according to which, iPhone users under RCom network will get to enjoy up to 50 percent discount on data service on 3G connectivity.”There will be around 140 million more smartphone users in India over the next two or three years. We are gunning to get 40 million of them,” said Gurdeep Singh, chief executive (wireless business), Reliance Communications.”The definition of a subscriber ARPU is dead, it is now the screen size that determines the ARPU. The larger the screen, the more the ARPU,” he added.last_img read more

Liberia declared Ebolafree but WHO says the job is not done

first_imgClose Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus by global health experts on 14 January, a milestone that signalled an end to an epidemic in West Africa that has killed more than 11,300 people. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned there could still be flare-ups of the disease in the region, which has suffered the worlds deadliest outbreak over the past two years, as survivors can carry the virus for many months and could pass it on.Health specialists cautioned against complacency, saying the world was still underprepared for any future outbreaks of the disease.Today WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, the outbreak that was associated with the flare-up of cases in mid-November, said Rick Brennan, Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response for WHO. Its also the first time that all three countries in West Africa, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have stopped all known chains of transmission of the disease since the outbreak started in 2014.But the WHO official warned that: We have to say that the job is still not done. Thats because there is still ongoing risk of re-emergence of the disease, because of persistence of the virus in a proportion of survivors.Liberia was the last affected country to get the all-clear, with no cases of Ebola for 42 days, twice the length of the viruss incubation period – the time elapsed between transmission of the disease and the appearance of symptoms. The other affected countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone, were declared Ebola-free late in 2015.There were cases in seven other countries including Nigeria, the United States and Spain, but almost all the deaths were in the West African nations. It is the first time since the start of the EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic in West Africa almost two years ago that the three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are at zero cases for at least 42 days, said WHOs Liberia representative Alex Gasasira.last_img read more

Kapil Sharma Show Why Bharti Singhs mother wanted to kill her

first_imgBharti Singh on The Kapil Sharma ShowSony TVOne of the most popular and most loved female comedians of our times, Bharti Singh, might light up our TV screens every time she comes into the frame. However, life hasn’t always been a shining affair for her. Bharti Singh may be enjoying a luxurious life now but during her childhood days, she had to face many battles for survival.On Rajeev Khandelwal’s chat show, Juzz Baat, Bharti had revealed many dark secrets of her life. Bharti had revealed that when her mother was pregnant with her, she wanted to abort her, owing to financial pressures. However, her mother is now quite proud of her. She also recalled how once her mother was not well and she was reluctant to go to the show and perform, but her mother motivated her to go ahead saying her performance makes her proud.Bharti Singh was recently seen on Khatron Ke Khiladi, where her funny antics with Rohit Shetty and the contestants, tickled everyone’s funny bones. Talking about Navjot Singh Sidhu being replaced from the show, Bharti had told Pinkvilla, “Regarding Sidhu ji, I had gotten a lot of call even then [when he was asked to leave the show] and I was like what can I say? I am myself not there in two episodes. So, I am not aware if he will be making a comeback on the show. For us, Sidhu ji and Archana ji are no different. Archana ji has at many levels filled the space of Sidhu ji. She also laughs a lot. I have immense respect for both. I started my career with Sidhu ji and Archana ji encouraged me thereon. So for me if both are there in the show, nothing better.”last_img read more

Trump rails at health care debacle

first_imgUS President Donald Trump speaks about the Senate health care bill during a lunch with members of the US military in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPAn angry President Donald Trump railed Tuesday against dissenters in his party who dashed his months-long effort to dismantle his predecessor’s landmark health care law, as moderates balked at the latest Republican plan to scrap Obamacare.With several efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now squashed, the Senate’s top Republican said he would forge ahead with what could be a last-gasp vote—on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump’s predecessor without a replacement at the ready.Four Republicans had lined up against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s earlier health overhaul, flatlining it in the chamber, where the party could afford only two defectors in order to get the measure passed.McConnell announced a fresh effort aimed at repealing Obamacare now and crafting a replacement later. But that too ran into opposition from at least three Republicans who refused to support repealing the law without a suitable fix at the ready.The Republican leader nonetheless prepared to force a vote to see where his members stood on the repeal-only measure.“That’s a vote I think we’re very likely to have in the very near future,” McConnell told reporters.No date was given, but number two Republican John Cornyn said he expected it this week.The dramatic implosion effectively means that Trump, who marks his first half-year in office Thursday, has no major legislative victory in hand, squandering months of political capital.Trump fired off a morning tweet storm complaining about how he was “let down” by Democrats “and a few Republicans” opposed to the repeal.He had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to abolish most of the ACA, proclaiming at an October campaign rally that it would be “so easy” to immediately repeal and replace the law.But he has run into the uncompromising reality of American politics: even with a president’s party enjoying a majority in both chambers, crafting and passing landmark legislation can be perilous in the US Congress.The White House insisted that success remained within reach, with deputy spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying “we are not done with the health care battle.”But Trump said he was “disappointed,” and repeatedly offered that now it would be easier to just “let Obamacare fail.”He also stressed he wanted nothing to do with the blame for the collapse.“We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it,” he said.“We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us” looking to work on a solution.‘Time to start over’McConnell’s new bid would repeal much of Obamacare outright, but with a two-year delay of implementation, in order to allow Congress time to craft a replacement.A straight repeal bill passed Congress in 2015. That was during Obama’s presidency, and Republicans knew they would pay no political price for their votes, as Obama vetoed the measure.It is no longer a dress rehearsal, and some Republicans are clearly concerned they would be on the hook for any ensuing disruption to the health care system.Two years ago, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned that simply repealing Obamacare would essentially kick 18 million people off health care in the first year compared to current law, a figure that would balloon to 32 million by 2026.That is far worse than the 22 million that the CBO forecast would lose coverage under the latest repeal-and-replace legislation.With a number of Senate Republican moderates voicing concern about how the latest bill could adversely impact millions of people insured through Medicaid, the health coverage program for the poor and the disabled, McConnell’s bid floundered.“I cannot vote to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito said in a statement.Her state has significant numbers of residents on Medicaid.Another Republican opposed to the new plan, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, acknowledged that McConnell had the nearly impossible task of coralling enough votes from his caucus’s rival conservative and moderate factions.“The majority leader is trying to keep all the frogs in the wheelbarrow, and it’s a tough job,” Murkowski said.While Democrats celebrated, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer extended an olive branch to his Republican rivals and encouraged them to work with Democrats to improve Obamacare.“It’s time to move on. It’s time to start over” on health care, he said.Meanwhile a bipartisan group of 11 governors urged the Senate to “immediately reject” the repeal-only effort and work with state executives on bettering the current system.“The best next step is for both parties to come together and do what we can all agree on: fix our unstable insurance markets,” said the governors, who included Ohio’s John Kasich, a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe of Virginia.last_img read more

Abducted minor found dead

first_imgJubayer Hossain. Photo: UNBPolice recovered the body of a minor boy from a lemon grove in Jalsuka village of Saturia upazila in Manikganj on Sunday morning, three days after his abduction, reports UNB.Deceased Jubayer Hossain, 7, was a son of a certain Shamsul Haque, and a first grader at Jalsuka Government Primary School.Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Saturia police station, said that Jubayer went missing from his house on Thursday afternoon.Later, the abductors called Jubayer’s family over phone on Friday and demanded Tk 300,000 as ransom.Informing the matter to local police, Jubayer’s mother went to Savar to handover the ransom.However, as the abductors did not contact her, she came back after waiting there for long.Later, locals spotted the body in the morning and informed the police.A joint team of police and Rapid Action Battalion recovered the body and sent it to Manikganj Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.Meanwhile, police arrested a worker, Mohidur Islam, of the orchard for interrogation.last_img read more

Cumilla road crash kills two

first_img3 killed in a clashTwo people were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Kursap on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.Inspector Monirul Islam, in-charge of Eliotganj highway police outpost, said a Cumilla-bound microbus was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind around 7:30am, leaving the two dead on the spot and three others injured.The injured were taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital, he said, adding the deceased could not be identified immediately.All the victims were travelling by the microbus.last_img read more

Facebook Hack Committed by Spammers Not Spies Report

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Facebook’s recently-disclosed security incident that exposed the data of some 30 million members was committed by spammers, not nation-state actors, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Facebook has yet to officially identify who’s behind the hack, with the company’s VP of product management Guy Rosen telling reporters last week that it was following requests from law enforcement.“We are cooperating with the FBI on this matter,” Rosen said during a conference call on the subject. “The FBI is actively investigating and have asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack.”A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment further Thursday.The social media giant disclosed at the end of last month that it had become victim to a hack, and preemptively reset a total of 90 million accounts. Last week, the company followed up with further details, disclosing that hackers were able to steal personal information from 29 million accounts.center_img Data harvested by the hackers included “username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches,” according to a company blog post.The company said that it would notify account holders affected by the hack. Facebook users are also able to check whether they were victim of the intrusion by going to Facebook’s help pages.The Journal reported Thursday that the hack was committed by a group of Facebook and Instagram spammers who have been associated with a digital marketing company. It’s unclear how the spammers were looking to exploit the harvested data; Facebook spokespeople said during previous briefings about the incident that the hackers had not posted any content to the service during the intrusion.last_img read more

Bumblebee Once Again Tops Studios TV Ad Spending

first_imgImpressions: 403,855,289Attention Score: 89.69Attention Index: 83National Airings: 852Networks: 32Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 72Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $22.65MStudio: Walt Disney PicturesStarted Airing: 03/04/18 $7.84M – Bumblebee Impressions: 291,853,994Attention Score: 93.85Attention Index: 128National Airings: 717Networks: 25Most Spend On: NBC, CBSCreative Versions: 11Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.45MStudio: Annapurna PicturesStarted Airing: 10/06/18 Popular on Variety $5.29M – Mary Poppins Returns $5.66M – Vice In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the third week in a row with “Bumblebee.”Ads placed for the sci-fi/action film had an estimated media value of $7.84 million through Sunday for 1,299 national ad airings on 44 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Dec. 10-16. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Paramount prioritized spend across networks including CBS, NBC and ABC, and during programming such as NFL Football, “The Loud House” and “The Amazing World of Gumball.”Just behind “Bumblebee” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “Welcome to Marwen,” which saw 916 national ad airings across 35 networks, with an estimated media value of $7.08 million. Impressions: 348,566,608Attention Score: 89.09Attention Index: 78National Airings: 1,441Networks: 42Most Spend On: ESPN, NBCCreative Versions: 30Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $25.61MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 11/07/18 Impressions: 341,881,924Attention Score: 92.01Attention Index: 106National Airings: 916Networks: 35Most Spend On: NBC,CBSCreative Versions: 20Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $19.83MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 09/24/18center_img $5.03M – Mortal Engines TV ad placements for Annapurna Pictures’ “Vice” (EMV: $5.66 million), Walt Disney Pictures’ “Mary Poppins Returns” ($5.29 million) and Universal’s “Mortal Engines” ($5.03 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Vice” has the best iSpot Attention Index (128) in the ranking, getting 28% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 12/10/2018 and 12/16/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. $7.08M – Welcome to Marwen Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Impressions: 377,154,718Attention Score: 88.65Attention Index: 75National Airings: 1,299Networks: 44Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 51Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $28.56MStudio: Paramount PicturesStarted Airing: 06/08/18last_img read more