September 11, 2019 Roccos To Hold FamilyFriendly Christmas Event On December 15

Roccos To Hold FamilyFriendly Christmas Event On December 15

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main Street) is hosting Mrs. Claus this Saturday, December 15, 2018, from noon to 3pm.Join in some craft fun and pictures with Ms.Claus. Ms. Claus will then read a Christmas story to the children while one of Santa’s helpers serves the children hot chocolates and cookies. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop at the Santa Station and write a Letter to Santa and put it in the North Pole Mailbox.The cost of this event is FREE. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unused, unopened toy to donate to the local kids in need.(NOTE: The above information is from Rocco’s Facebook page.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, December 15, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Santa Claus To Visit Wilmington Dunkin Donuts (Next To RMV) On December 15In “Business”12 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (December 3)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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September 5, 2019

Honor 20 with four cameras holepunch display leaked in full glory

first_img Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, is set to get new flagship smartphones under new Honor 20 series. Honor is expected to unveil the new phones on May 21, but the first look of the Honor 20 is already out, which confirm the Honor 20 to feature a hole-punch display and four optic sensors at the rear.The official-looking renders were leaked by WinFuture. The images offer a glimpse at the front and back side of the Honor 20 smartphone. The punch hole on the top-left corner is a house for the 32MP front camera. Honor 20 will likely feature a 6.26-inch with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a pixel density of 412 ppi.In the leaked images, two colours – Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue – can also be seen. As per the leaked specifications, the phone will sport a 48MP main camera (second from the top) which will be a Sony IMX586 1/2-inch sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.6μm pixel size and 4-in-1 Light fusion technology. It will be accompanied by a 16MP super wide-angle lens with 117-degree field-of-view (f/2.2 aperture), a 2MP depth assist sensor (1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture) and a 2MP (on the right of the depth sensor) macro lens with f/2.4 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size. Honor 20 leakedWinFutureRecently, Honor 20 has been spotted on Geekbench, which reveals that it will be powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset with at least 6GB RAM, 128 GB of internal flash memory. The Kirin 980 chipset takes on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and features 4 power saving cores with a maximum of 1.8 GHz, 2 high-end cores with a maximum of 1.92 GHz fast cores and two other faster cores with up to 2.6 GHz maximum clock rate, which ensure good performance.Honor 20 is expected to come with 3750mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge technology and it will run on Android 9.0 Pie with the skin of Magic UI 2.1. This UI has only been seen in limited Honor phones, mostly high-end, as most phones still use Huawei’s EMUI software. Honor 20 teaser confirms launch dateHonor TwitterIt is widely speculated that the company will also unveil a Pro version of Honor 20, which will be just a bit higher than the standard version. Closelast_img read more

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August 19, 2019 In Costa Rica the top targets of sexual harassment complaints in the

In Costa Rica the top targets of sexual harassment complaints in the

first_imgMore Costa Rican women are coming forward to report sexual harassment at public agencies than in the past, according to Liliana Castro, director of women’s issues at theOmbudsman’s Office. Castro appeared Thursday at the Legislative Assembly‘s Commission on Women’s Issues, which is currently gathering research on sexual harassment claims in the public sector.According to the Ombudsman’s Office, the number of complaints at public agencies increased from 82 in 2008 to 276 in 2011. The top targets of those complaints were doctors, teachers and police at the Social Security System, Education Ministry and Public Security Ministry, respectively. Most of the cases – 30 percent – were filed against co-workers, while complaints against higher-ranking employees accounted for 26 percent of the total.The findings are part of a study by the Ombudsman’s Office that began last year. Initial results cover 2008 to 2011, Castro said.“The Ombudsman’s Office cannot conclude that the number of alleged perpetrators has increased; rather, we believe that more women feel comfortable [reporting harassment],” she said.The agency’s research also mentions complaints against women. Complaints against men accounted for 91 percent of the total during the reviewed period, and while no complaints were filed against women in 2008, there were 16 in 2011, or 9 percent of the total, the report noted.By province, the largest number of complaints was registered in San José (45 percent), followed by Alajuela (12 percent) and Puntarenas (11 percent).Castro told lawmakers that her office currently is collecting data for 2012-2014, but as of this week, they have received 25 complaints this year.Ruling Citizen Action Party legislator Emilia Molina Cruz said at the hearing that lawmakers plan to follow up at the Labor Ministry to seek a full report on actions that have been taken regarding the complaints.“This investigation is just the Ombudsman’s Office’s initial effort to analyze the problem of sexual harassment in the public sector,” Castro said.Earlier this year, Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronal Vargas Araya resigned after claiming he needed medical treatment for a severe health problem. It was later discovered, however, that party leaders had asked Vargas to quit after finding out he would face criminal charges for allegedly sexually harassing an office assistant. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services Labor Ministry receives 147 complaints over Christmas bonuses Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts Public employee protest takes over San José’s Second Avenuelast_img read more

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August 7, 2019 Cities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider A

Cities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider A

first_imgCities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider Akamai’s list of the 100 fastest broadband cities worldwide, according to its latest State of the Internet report.Based on analysis of the second quarter of this year, Brno in the Czech Republic was the fastest European city, ranked 55 out of 100 globally with an average connection speed of 8.3Mbps. Within Europe, Brno was followed by Geneva with 8.2Mbps and Riga with 8.1Mbps.Average connection speeds across Europe’s top 10 cities were well above Akamai’s 5Mbps ‘high broadband’ threshold. Taking the top spot in high broadband adoption was the Netherlands, which now boasts 68% of its connections to Akamai above 5Mbps, with a 22% quarterly increase. In the second quarter of 2011 six European countries had more than half their connections to Akamai at speeds of 5Mbps or above. More than half the connections of all European countries listed were at speeds of 2Mbps or over. The UK came 25th in the European league, with 30% of connections above 5Mbps.last_img read more

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August 7, 2019 Takis Candilis French media giant Lagardère has re

Takis Candilis French media giant Lagardère has re

first_imgTakis CandilisFrench media giant Lagardère has rebranded its TV and Film division Lagardère Studios.The unit previously operated under the Lagardère Entertainment banner. It said the name change was part of its wider international growth plans, which have seen the company reorganize its content operations into four parts: French TV production, international TV production, format production and distribution, and digital.Lagardère’s stated aim is to “become a major player in European audiovisual content production”.Announcing the rebrand today, Takis Candilis, president of the new Studios unit said: “This change of identity complements our recent reorganisation into four divisions. The Lagardère Studios strategy is to continue its expansion drive, consolidating and extending its leading position in France and developing it in Europe.”last_img read more

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August 3, 2019 After over a year of negotiations Randolph Health

After over a year of negotiations Randolph Health

first_imgAfter over a year of negotiations, Randolph Health will not become part of Cone Health’s larger integrated health care network. Currently the two provide some services in Asheboro jointly, and Cone Health operates as a managing partner.Randolph Health CEO Steve Eblin says the two have been longtime partners and that conversations about integration were amicable.  “Now that the Cone deal is not going to happen, we’re disappointed about that but we are committed to finding a new integration partner, because in today’s health care world, a business model like ours, of a stand-alone hospital, really just doesn’t work for the long-term.”The announcement comes at a time when health care organizations and networks are consolidating amid changes in reimbursement and rising costs.Cone Health’s CEO said in a press release that it was a difficult decision, but that combining would require the organization’s priorities and projects to be scaled back or put on hold.last_img read more

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July 31, 2019 Disabled activists have criticised a council for p

Disabled activists have criticised a council for p

first_imgDisabled activists have criticised a council for pushing ahead with “discriminatory” plans for a memorial to victims of the Peterloo massacre – who died 200 years ago in the cause of equality – that will be completely inaccessible to many disabled people.The new memorial is set to be unveiled on 16 August, the 200th anniversary of the attack by paramilitary and military forces on more than 60,000 peaceful, pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters in Manchester, which led to 18 deaths and nearly 700 serious injuries.The memorial (pictured) will be positioned near what was known in 1819 as St Peter’s Fields, the site of the massacre, and will be outside the current Manchester Central Convention Centre, which just a few weeks after the unveiling will host the Conservative party’s annual conference.It has been designed by artist Jeremy Deller as a series of concentric circles, with members of the public encouraged to climb the steps to a flat top.But the memorial, which has been funded by Manchester City Council, will be completely inaccessible to many disabled people, even though it has been designed to allow it to be used as a platform for speakers and demonstrators, mirroring those who spoke during the protest in 1819.Now a string of disabled activists from Manchester have attacked the council’s refusal to ensure that the memorial is accessible.Brian Hilton, digital campaigns officer for Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP), said: “Manchester City Council (MCC) is failing to deliver a fitting memorial.“Their chosen stepped design purposefully excludes disabled people.”In March, the designs were approved by Manchester City Council’s planning department, despite objections from GMCDP and others during the consultation and planning process and meetings with council leader Sir Richard Leese.Hilton said: “Manchester has a reputation of pulling together and lining up shoulder to shoulder in defiance of injustice, ignorance and segregation.“We are certain that once the campaign message is more widely heard the public will be as outraged as disabled people are and the council will be forced to listen and make the necessary changes.”Mark Todd, a former city council access officer, who started a Facebook page to protest at the design of the memorial – and who calls it “a monument to discrimination” – said the group was “angry and shocked” that it was going ahead “despite it being inaccessible to disabled people and others who cannot climb steps”.They believe this is “an act of exclusion that denies disabled people a voice, a blatant act of discrimination”, with the memorial “set to become a glaring metaphor for inequality and segregation with disabled people at the bottom of the memorial, literally being talked down to”.The group has called for a “major reworking” of the memorial by Manchester City Council (MCC), to make it accessible to those unable to climb steps, with options “explored in a full, open, transparent and public manner”.The group said that anything less would be a “breathtaking act of hypocrisy” and “an abandonment of the ideals of liberty and equality which moved those citizens to gather in St Peter’s Fields on 16th August 1819”.Dennis Queen, from Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts, said: “We think MCC choosing to deliberately create a platform inaccessible for all speakers – or signers – sends a clear message against democracy for all in Manchester – the exact opposite of the aims of the memorial.”Flick Harris, chair of Manchester Disabled People’s Access Group, said she and her colleagues were “shocked” that the council had approved the “newly designed inaccessible and unsafe Peterloo monument”.She said: “Any new designs and projects should be accessible for everyone or no-one.”Alan Holdsworth, a former Manchester resident who now lives in the US, where he is a member of the ADAPT grassroots disability rights organisation, said: “As a former Mancunian on behalf of ADAPT we are appalled that in 2019 we still have to fight against segregation and exclusion from the Peterloo massacre memorial.”Holdsworth, who founded the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network (DAN) in the UK, said: “What makes us more angry is that although disabled people were part of the consultation process their voices, ideas and reservations were ignored.“We call on the council to halt the process and include disabled people and accessibility in the design.”Linda Burnip, co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), said: “While DPAC realise that the new Peterloo memorial is to celebrate the martyrdom of 19th century activists it remains totally unacceptable in what is now the 21st century for any sector of our society – in this case disabled people – to be deliberately excluded from access to that memorial.“We are appalled that disabled people’s concerns have been repeatedly ignored by Manchester City Council and call for an immediate redesign of this structure, together with disabled people, so that all citizens are able to access it equally.”Although some changes have been made as a result of concerns about access, including the addition of a handrail, it appears that wheelchair-users will still only be able to reach the height of the lowest of the circles via a ramp.But the council made it clear to DNS yesterday (Wednesday) that it was unlikely that any further major changes would now be made, stating: “We are happy to continue dialogue and explore whether anything further can be done to address concerns but it is unlikely there could be any fundamental changes.”A council spokesperson said earlier: “We have engaged, and will continue to engage, with people who are disabled in order to make this memorial accessible while recognising that this is not a building or similar structure but a piece of public art.“Significant changes to the original design were made in response to this dialogue throughout the design’s development including the incorporation of a ramp and handrail and the replacement of tiles covering the memorial with stone to reduce slip hazards.“The specific design elements which provide information about Peterloo are all accessible.“We have taken these considerations seriously. While we respect the fact that some people feel that these changes still do not go far enough, we believe we have done the best we realistically can allowing for the constraints of the site, and this is the only feasible site in the original Peter’s Fields area.“Further mooted changes to the approved and already amended design would require new planning approvals and mean the project couldn’t be completed in time for the 200th anniversary commemorations.”Deller, whose work often focuses on political and social themes, expressed sympathy with the position of disabled campaigners and told Disability News Service: “I take responsibility for not considering enough the needs of people in wheelchairs.”He said further changes were suggested to improve access after the memorial secured planning permission, but he said the council had decided they were “so substantial it would have meant total redesign” and so were “not practical” because work had already begun.He said he still hoped that “once the memorial is built there might be a way to adapt it for wheelchairs”, but he had not responded by noon today (Thursday) to the council’s position that it was probably too late for further major changes.A spokesperson for the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, which campaigned for years for a memorial to be built, said disabled people were “right to be frustrated and angry about the lack of access to the monument”.He said: “In addition to commemorating the massacre, the memorial has been designed as a platform for speakers and demonstrators, but people using wheelchairs or unable to climb steps cannot use it fully.”He added: “We accept our share of responsibility for not immediately spotting this issue when the design was unveiled. “We have worked with the council, the artist and disabled people involved in or supportive of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign to try and find a ‘retrofit’ solution.“We are disappointed to be informed by the council that no solution is viable in the limited time left available.”The names of those who died, and the villages and towns of the protesters, will be engraved on the memorial, while those visiting will be shown the direction of other parts of the world where significant protests have taken place, such as Tiananmen Square, Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Gdansk in Poland.A smaller circle at ground-floor level will reproduce the information so that those who cannot climb the steps will be able to read it.A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

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July 26, 2019

Hey Writers Need an Idea The Copyrights on a Bunch of Classics

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2 min read January 4, 2019 Associate Editor –shares Entrepreneur Staff 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Joan Oleck Hey Writers, Need an Idea? The Copyrights on a Bunch of Classics Have Expired and Are Ready for the Zombie Treatmentcenter_img Next Article Add to Queue If you’ve ever longed to write a novel or a play or a poem or a blog and are hurting for an idea, sharpen that quill pen or fire up that digital device — your opportunity has arrived! Depending on how you stand on the whole re-imagined vs. ripoff debate, a shelf-load of classic works are now in the public domain and ready to be mined.As the New York Times reported over the weekend in a front-page story, Congress passed a law in 1998 lengthening copyright protections by 20 years over and above the 75-year protection assigned works published between 1923 and 1977. That meant 95 years of protection, followed by the current free-for-all each January as a new set of works lose their protected status.This January 1, 2019, works in this category, dating from 1923, included greats from authors ranging from Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and D. H. Lawrence to P. G. Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost and Virginia Woolf — to name just a few.Related: What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter UseZombies not your thing? Perhaps a business book would be more up your alley. The Curious Case of Elon Musk, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is totally up for grabs. Get to typing!Got some more ideas for redos of works from 1923 or earlier? Put them in the comments section. Copyrights Image credit: Lionsgate In 2009, Seth Grahame-Smith scored big with ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ when the Jane Austen classic became public domain. Apply Now »last_img read more

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July 26, 2019

Company Vet David Abney Is New UPS CEO

first_img June 6, 2014 Company Vet David Abney Is New UPS CEO Image credit: UPS Pressroom UPS’s Chief Operation Officer David Abney UPS’s Chief Operation Officer David Abney got a promotion to CEO this week.  As of September 1, he’ll take over for current CEO Scott Davis, who has been CEO since 2008. Davis is retiring and will become the company’s non-executive Chairman. Abney started his tenure with UPS in 1974 as part-time package loader.  Prior to stepping into the role of CEO, Abney was involved with the worldwide aspects and expansion of the company, holding several positions, including SVP of global transportation services and president of UPS International. The company statement also noted that Abney’s expertise dealt with sustainability, especially finding alternative fuel sources for their shipping vehicles. These past responsibilities could play a part in UPS’s strategy moving forward. Related: The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever”Scott Davis has skillfully guided UPS through one of the most turbulent global economic periods in history while executing growth strategies in emerging markets and specialized business segments,” UPS board member Duane Ackerman said in a statement.Further emphasis on green shipping could be something to watch for once Abney gets started in the fall.  The global business also continues to be a going concern for UPS, as they recently announced the opening of both an 82,000 square foot air hub in Taiwan and a new distribution center in China near the Beijing Capital International Airport. The shift in CEOs was not really a shock to anyone familiar with the company’s past protocols. UPS is known to change up CEOs every five to seven years.”I think the timing is right, and the company is in great hands,” Davis told The Wall Street Journal.Related: Think Seattle’s Only Claim to Fame Is Starbucks? Think Again. –shares Entrepreneur Staff Next Article UPScenter_img Add to Queue Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Nina Zipkin Register Now » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 2 min readlast_img read more

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July 24, 2019

TechBytes with Gil Sommer VP of Product Connatix

first_imgTechBytes with Gil Sommer, VP of Product, Connatix Sudipto GhoshApril 19, 2019, 2:30 pmApril 12, 2019 About Connatix Gil Sommer is VP of Product at Connatix in charge of creating a plan for various product lines including the online video platform, experiential video formats and in-house revenue engine. He is an innovative, analytical and strategic product leader with hands-on experience in building exceptional B2C and B2B products in e-commerce and AdTech. Connatix is a next-generation video platform for publishers. We believe in the power of engaging content and are on a mission to help publishers deliver successful videos without compromise. With a cutting-edge video player, optimization engine, and suite of immersive formats, publishers can easily monetize their content while delivering engaging experiences. To expand reach, Connatix offers an extensive independent syndication network for distribution at scale. With first-to-market video capabilities, Connatix sits at the forefront of content innovation and is building a new generation of video experiences that are optimized for publisher success.Connatix works with over 3,000 publishers worldwide and in 2018, was ranked #2 in the comScore video metrix. Founded in 2014, the company is headquartered in New York City with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Connatix.I am the VP of Product at Connatix. My team is responsible for creating and prioritizing a roadmap for various product lines, including our Online Video Platform, experiential video formats and in-house revenue engine.How much has the Mobile Advertising landscape evolved in the last two years?There have been many advances in Mobile Advertising in the last two years. From a marketer’s standpoint, mobile video has become a much larger focus. Many new formats have emerged and the advertising world has been following suit by adjusting the creative to be short (e.g the emergence of the six-second video ad) and memorable. From a technology standpoint, there have also been many advances.The IAB Tech Lab’s OM-SDK standard has solved one of the biggest roadblocks for further adoption of Video Advertising on mobile, which is the third-party measurement. The recent ads.txt standard will help fight the massive fraud operations that exist in mobile. These days, the major challenge that remains is the ability of advertisers to merge their segmentation data that is Cookie-based with Device-ID-based targeting.Tell us what you think about Apple’s recent announcement to curb fake news and clickbait content.Providing a better experience for users and combating the abundance of fake news should be a priority for all companies in the digital publishing ecosystem. Nonetheless, I tend to be a bit suspicious of announcements like this one, because of the nature of the incentive structure in the content space.When you look at clickbaits, for example, the financial incentive comes from the moment a user is on your site, and you earn money through advertising. This incentive will not change fundamentally and as long as there is money associated with viewing content, in one form or another, this type of content will exist. The fake news incentives are counterintuitive. In this case, the main incentive is to have people read and engage with fake content. The monetization aspect is secondary and many times non-existent. As long as there is an outlet to discover this type of content, it will exist.The only real way to “combat” the phenomena of fake news is through rigorous editorial work that is set to look for “high-quality” content. However, running such an operation would be costly and would require editorial expertise. I doubt Apple is built to do this, or would even want to do it. In the setup they announced, Apple News will be dependent on the work (and brand) of highly respectable publishers. Therefore, I would look at this as another power grab by Apple that is meant to control the users, and thus control more of the value chain.Why is Apple’s SEO a new disruption to Content Marketing? Every time a new industry has an aggregator that controls discoverability through some sort of algorithm, people learn how to “optimize” for the new algorithm, which means better financial results. This dynamic quickly turns into a new type of marketing service, and an adjacent industry develops. This is likely to happen in the Apple News case as it did with Google and Bing Search, Amazon Marketplace Search and Facebook among others.Which businesses would be greatly affected by this announcement? The largest impact by far will be on publishers. They could lose even more of the little power they have currently, and should proceed with caution. Rather than adopting a short-term view of this problem and going for immediate gains, they should take a step back to think through how this might diminish their future competitive advantage. To a lesser extent, this will impact advertisers by driving even more control of digital advertising to Google and Facebook. And if the last bit of market competition is lost, advertisers will, in turn, lose a lot of the power they have today.What role would Connatix play in providing programmatic technology for targeting the customers? Connatix is a publisher-first technology provider and as such, our focus is to help publishers provide great content to their readers and maximize the monetization opportunities they have. We believe providing tools that are better integrated — from the end users to the advertisers — will increase transparency, competition and performance and reduce inefficiencies throughout the value chain.What are the major trends and predictions do you see in the video content space?While there have been many advancements, we are still on the ground floor in regards to video content. It is still expensive to produce and there is a scarcity of content. So first and foremost, I believe many additional solutions will be focused on solving this inventory problem in an inexpensive way. Second, I see video content as not only a tool to summarize your article, but a tool to help writers convey their narratives in tandem with other mediums such as imagery, graphics, text and audio.We will see better tools supported by Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), which will help editors deliver better videos for each article and each narrative. Lastly, we will see much more interactivity in video, allowing users to gain more from what they are seeing on the screen.How do you orchestrate your technology to clean up ad fraud within the programmatic space?Cleaning up ad fraud will benefit all players involved and we see this as a high priority and ongoing effort here at Connatix. We have built a system to weed out any bad aspects of the platform — be it traffic, hidden ads or malware. Our integrated technology stack helps reduce other types of fraud such as domain spoofing even further. We are also using third-party verification vendors to identify invaild traffic.However, fighting ad fraud requires cooperation with other members of the industry and we are actively working with them through the TAG initiative and other IAB Tech Lab initiatives to further combat fraud. Our experience with the implementation of ads.txt across web has shown that when we fight fraud together, everyone involved gets better performance. Real publishers get better monetization and advertisers get better results for their campaigns.What does your product roadmap look like for 2019-2020? Connatix is focused on continuing to provide great video solutions for publishers and advertisers. We recently launched a new OVP platform built from the ground up with an integrated revenue engine to help publishers scale their video strategy without the upfront risk they typically face. We are also exploring the role of interactivity and immersive elements in video to help publishers enhance the reader experience while achieving revenue goals.How do you see AI and Location Data further disrupting the era of Mobile Programmatic growth?AI will further help us connect the dots and provide users with relevant advertising at the right time. This, in turn, will provide a better experience for the user. Research has shown that when users feel advertising is helping them solve a problem or need, they tend to react better to it. AI will help us get there faster. Having said that, we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the quality of the content or ad creative. While data and AI will help with targeting, advertisers will still need to convey a message, interact emotionally and elicit a reaction from the user. Regardless of the advancements of AI, this is the one area where human creativity will still remain the winner and advertisers who invest in it will yield better results. AIAmazonBingConnatixFacebookGil SommergoogleIAB Tech Labmachine learningMarketing TechnologyNLPOnline Video Platformvideo advertising Previous ArticleUS Companies Seek Providers to Help Manage Enterprise Use of SalesforceNext ArticleMarTech Interview with Trevor Kaufman, CEO, Piano About GilAbout ConnatixAbout Gillast_img read more

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July 24, 2019

Neustar and Freckle Partner to Provide Marketers with Actionable PrivacyCompliant First Party

first_imgNeustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and the leader in customer intelligence, trusted customer identity and marketing analytics solutions for Fortune 500 brands, and Freckle, a leader in privacy-compliant data and offline media measurement, announced they will make Freckle’s first-party data available in the Neustar Identity Data Management Platform (Identity DMP) for advanced audience planning and activation.Relevant and personalized experiences are in high demand. With the Neustar Identity DMP, marketers can create compelling connections across channels combining their own first party data with Neustar’s data directory marketplace. Check out our latest news.As part of the Freckle collaboration, Neustar will offer its customers the ability to leverage privacy-compliant first-party data that consumers have opted-in to provide through Freckle’s Killi App. Freckle’s Killi application allows consumers to take back control of their identity data by selecting the personal information they would like to share with brands in exchange for money. Killi provides marketers with real-time, reliable data that is direct from the consumer and fully compliant with global privacy standards.Marketing Technology News: SeQuel Response Hires New Director of Marketing to Propel Brand Awareness“Marketers need reliable and compliant, first-party data that respects consumer privacy,” said Neustar General Manager and Vice President for Marketing Solutions Michael Schoen. “With Freckle’s Killi data, we will provide relevant, consumer-approved data that helps our customers target and personalize messages to the right consumers based on their specific input.”“With consumer privacy issues at the forefront of marketing, brands are seeking partners that not only offer a competitive advantage through unique access to real-time consumer insights but are privacy compliant leaders,” said Neil Sweeney, founder and CEO, Freckle and Killi.Marketing Technology News: Sponsorship Made Simple for Personal, College, Sports, Community Events etc.“We’re pleased to partner with Neustar, a leader in privacy by design practices, to bring our compliant, first-party consumer data to their customers. As the only solution paying consumers cash for their data, we are confident that the two-way engagement that we have created will better enhance audience insights for marketers,” said Sweeney.Relevant and personalized experiences are in high demand. With the Neustar Identity DMP, marketers can create compelling connections across channels combining their own first party data with Neustar’s data directory marketplace. With access to Freckle’s Killi data within the Neustar Identity DMP data directory, brands can reach consumers, based on specific data they’ve provided about themselves, while uncovering powerful behavioral insights in a privacy-compliant manner. Since Freckle is constantly aggregating first-party data, marketers are receiving continually updated and refreshed segments, allowing them to expand their reach and accuracy across all channels.Marketing Technology News: Medallia Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering Neustar and Freckle Partner to Provide Marketers with Actionable Privacy-Compliant, First Party Consumer Data Business WireJuly 11, 2019, 6:49 pmJuly 11, 2019 customer identitydata management platformFreckleMarketing Technology NewsNeustarNewsoffline media measuremen Previous ArticleTremor Video Expands Its Advanced TV SolutionsNext ArticleRingCentral Ranked Highest for Growth and Innovation in 2019 Frost & Sullivan UCaaS Radar Reportlast_img read more

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July 18, 2019

System outage causes flight cancelations in Frankfurt

Airport operator Fraport said an important database used to plan aircraft handling was out of action from 3:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday.News agency dpa reported that Fraport said backup procedures were activated, but weren’t able to handle the airport’s normal capacity—and 71 out of a total 1,560 planned flights were canceled.German airline Lufthansa said that it alone had to cancel 23 flights by midday, affecting more than 2,600 passengers. Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister said he expects Fraport to “get a grip quickly on the evident infrastructure problems.” © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. A technology failure at Frankfurt airport has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights at Germany’s busiest hub. Citation: System outage causes flight cancelations in Frankfurt (2018, May 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-outage-flight-cancelations-frankfurt.html Snow and ice ground hundreds of flights in Frankfurt Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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July 18, 2019

Nations must boost adult training in face of automation OECD

first_imgDeveloped countries need to “urgently” boost adult training and education programmes to deal with future mass job upheaval brought on by automation, the OECD said Wednesday. Citation: Nations must boost adult training in face of automation: OECD (2019, February 13) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-nations-boost-adult-automation-oecd.html The OECD’s latest analysis found that one in seven jobs are at risk of being fully automated while another 30 percent would likely be overhauled The OECD’s latest analysis found that one in seven jobs are at risk of being fully automated while another 30 percent would likely be overhauled.But only 40 percent of workers in the jobs most at risk receive training, far less than the 59 percent of those with jobs at low risk, it found.”Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work,” the Paris-based group of major economies said in a new report.The report said lack of motivation was a problem, with half of adults not wanting training, while 11 percent want to train but lack time, money, or support from their employer.The report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development assessed the “future-readiness” of each of its member countries’ adult learning systems.It found Greece, Japan and Slovakia performed poorly in most areas, but there was still plenty of room for improvement in better-performing countries such as Norway and Denmark.The report recommended that countries promote “the benefits of adult learning and providing targeted support for the low skilled, the unemployed, migrants and older people”.It also suggesting targeting training in areas were jobs were most likely to become obsolete in the future.Finally, it said nations should “ensure adequate public financing and incentivising employers to contribute through training levies and tax incentives, as well as encouraging individuals through subsidies and paid training leave”. OECD hopes for global digital tax by 2020center_img © 2019 AFP Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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July 18, 2019

Will provide all possible help if need be top army official tells

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 00:16 IST Mamata Banerjee, on her part, lauded the Indian Army’s role in nation-building.Eastern Army Commander Lt General M M Naravane on Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat and assured her of “all possible assistance from the Army” as and when required, a defence official said.Apprising the chief minister of the work being done by the Army, Lt Gen Naravane, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command, said the force would be of service in the region if the need arises, he maintained.Monday’s interaction was aimed at “deepening civil- military relations, which form the cornerstone of a healthy democracy”, the official said.Banerjee, on her part, lauded the Indian Army’s role in nation-building, while emphasizing that the joint endeavour of the army and the state government could ensure the welfare of the country and its people, he added.ALSO READ | Don’t spare criminals: Eminent Muslims from Bengal tell CM Mamata BanerjeeALSO WATCH | Mamata Banerjee shamed for minority appeasement, eminent Kolkata Muslims write letterFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Next Will provide all possible help if need be, top army official tells Mamata BanerjeeApprising West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee of the work being done by the Army, Lt Gen Naravane, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command, said the force would be of service in the region if the need arises, he maintained.advertisementlast_img read more

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July 16, 2019

Stewart backs Roy to open England batting during Ashes

first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Cricket 08 Jul 2019 England coach Bayliss says Roy a ‘definite option’ for Ashes Cricket 11 Jul 2019 Rampant England end Australia’s title defence to roar into final Cricket 07 Jul 2019 England quick Anderson suffers calf injury ahead of Ashes (Reuters) – England batsman Jason Roy can strike fear in the hearts of rivals and should make his test debut in the Ashes series against Australia following his World Cup heroics, former skipper Alec Stewart has said.Opener Roy scored 85 runs in 65 balls as England thumped Australia by eight wickets on Thursday, ending a 27-year wait to reach the World Cup final where the hosts face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.It was the 28-year-old Roy’s third straight half-century in the tournament and took his tally to 426 runs from six innings.”You hate singling out one player that can make such a big difference in any sport, but it’s so obvious with Jason Roy in that team,” Stewart told Sky Sports. AdChoices广告”He can put fear into that opposition straight away. He’s done it in a very mature way in this tournament.”He understands his own game … how good he is, and he’s not going to chuck (his wicket) away which is great to see.”The South Africa-born batsman has played more than a hundred games for England in the shorter formats since making his debut in 2014, but is yet to feature in the longest version.Stewart was confident Roy’s consistent performances would earn him a spot in the test team for the Ashes series, which begins on Aug. 1.”We’ll see him in the Ashes, don’t worry about that, he’ll be opening the batting for England,” said Stewart, who played 133 tests and 170 ODIs for England.England, who are looking to reclaim the coveted urn from Australia, warm up for the five-match series with their first ever test against Ireland, which will be a four-day contest later this month. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly) Related News Related Newslast_img read more

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July 16, 2019

Chhattisgarh Man fined ordered to throw feast for marrying off son at

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:22 IST Ramesh Kumar said that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. (Photo: ANI)A man in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh was imposed a fine and ordered to organise a feast by a few people of his community after he married off his son at an Arya Samaj temple. The man, identified as Ramesh Kumar of Tumgaon village, belongs to Dhobi community.Ramesh Kumar married off his son to a woman of his community at an Arya Samaj temple due to poverty. He later filed a complaint after a few people from his community harassed him.In his complaint, Ramesh Kumar said that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. The victim has alleged that he was boycotted from his reason for the same reason.Santosh Singh, SP Mahasamund, said, “Ramesh Kumar from Tumgaon filed a complaint that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. They fined him and he was boycotted as well.”An FIR has been registered in connection with the case and an investigation is underway.Also Read | Unity march in Hauz Qazi as temple gets new statuesAlso Read | Make law that allows having only 2 children: Giriraj SinghFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Chhattisgarh: Man fined, ordered to throw feast for marrying off son at Arya Samaj templeRamesh Kumar married off his son to a woman of his community at an Arya Samaj temple due to poverty.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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