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Legal system often fails on male violence judge says Little has changed

first_imgCORNER BROOK, N.L. – A Newfoundland judge says the legal system has long failed to recognize the extent of violence faced by women who end relationships, and has opted to jail a man who threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and distributed an intimate video of her.Judge Wayne Gorman sentenced the 25-year-old man to eight months in jail, saying he needed to “stress deterrence and denunciation in cases involving offences committed by men against their former female partners.”The woman broke up with the man after two years, according to the provincial court ruling, which was handed down late last month in Corner Brook.Shortly after their breakup, she found him waiting by her car when she left a hair salon on Oct. 2, 2017. He kicked the door, denting it, told her he was going to kill her and made a throat-cutting gesture.Four days later, he sent her an electronic message threatening to kill himself and her.Then, a week later, he sent a video of her having sex with another man to one of her friends.“I was terrified of where else the video was sent and also what he was saying to people about the video,” the woman said in her victim impact statement.“I’m concerned about what he is capable of if he would go as far as to send a video out of me. I’m concerned he would say things to my daughter and about what he would expose her to. I feel he is very manipulative. I changed the locks on my door for fear he may come to the house.”The ruling identified the woman only as “X.” The Canadian Press has decided not to name the man to protect her identity.The man’s lawyer had argued for a non-custodial sentence of four to six months served in the community, but the judge said a jail term was necessary, saying his actions “were designed to intimidate and humiliate a former partner.”“Such crimes have been the subject of many studies and consultations, but little has changed,” Gorman said.“Our legal system has failed to recognize the extent of the violence that women who end relationships with their former male partners face. It has failed to acknowledge the reality that this violence can be deadly.”The judge said the man’s most serious crime was transmitting the intimate video. Gorman noted he hadn’t posted it on the internet, but lost control over who saw it once he sent it to the woman’s friend, which “increases his level of moral responsibility.”“That he would transmit an intimate video of her without her consent illustrates his inability to accept the end of the relationship. It also illustrates his strong desire to harm and humiliate (her),” said Gorman.The man, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty to the multiple charges against him. He apologized and said he wished he could take his actions back, and recognized the need to make changes in his life.The eight-month sentence includes time imposed by Gorman for convictions of assaulting a police officer and breaching a recognizance in an unrelated disturbance in January 2018.In addition to the jail term, the man was also sentenced to three years’ probation.”The judge also ordered him to stay away from any street or building in which the woman lives, works or goes to school; refrain from talking about her on social media; and surrender any intimate photos or videos he has of her.Gorman said the man’s sentence would be reduced by 108 days, because of time spent in custody awaiting his sentencing.last_img read more

Refugee changes will hurt women asylum seekers womens organizations say

first_imgOTTAWA — A group of Canadian women’s organizations is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw controversial changes to asylum laws included in an omnibus budget bill, saying they will harm women who have been targeted by harsh U.S. immigration policies.Last year, the United States changed its refugee policy to say domestic violence is no longer grounds for asylum claims there.Canada has since moved to change its laws to prevent asylum-seekers from making refugee claims in Canada if they have made similar claims in certain other countries, including the United States.Canadian organizations that help vulnerable women say this change will mean any woman who has made an asylum claim in the U.S. but turned to Canada to seek protection from violence will now be denied a full hearing.Forty-six groups, many of which support battered women and victims of sexual abuse, are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scrap the proposed restrictions, which they call “deeply harmful” to female refugees.They say the changes would violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by denying women in these situations their right to due process. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Autism Speaks Into The Blue Fashion Gala Is A Huge Success

first_imgOn Saturday, October 21st, 2017, celebrity and fashionable guests alike arrived at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles for the Autism Speaks’ Into The Blue Fashion Gala.Autism Speaks Into The Blue Fashion GalaCredit/Copyright: Araya DiazHosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Keltie Knight, Into The Blue took a seat at the forefront of fashion entertainment as it partners with the iconic fashion brand ESCADA to present the runway looks. The event sparkled with celebrities in both film and television, models, studio executives and and others within the industry, to all join together to benefit the organization’s Southern California Chapter.Among the stars who took part were Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Keltie Knight (Host & Entertainment Tonight), Cameron Boyce (Descendants), Logan Shroyer (This Is Us), Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor), Tamara Taylor (Bones), Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Jules Bruff (Zodiac), Massi Furlan (The Dark Knight Rises and Live by Night), Alessandra Garcia (Model), Delanie Dischert (America’s Next Top Model), Courtney Paige Nelson (America’s Next Top Model), Sima Cohen (Celebrity Trainer), among others..Upon arrival, celebrity and VIP guests walked the signature blue carpet, and continued on to enjoy the beautifully lit outdoor cocktail reception, which twinkled with blue lighting, crystal accents, and featured gourmet craft cocktails, live performances, a silent auction, and guests mingling. Following the reception, all guests were seated at elegantly decorated white linen tables in the grand ballroom, where they were treated to a curated fashion show by ESCADA, as celebrity models dazzled the blue-lit runway in the brand’s newest designs.Following the runway show, awards were presented to corporate leaders and dedicated individuals for their commitment to enhancing lives today, and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. This year’s Awareness Award was presented to Sony Pictures Television and ABC’s, THE GOOD DOCTOR, starring Freddie Highmore who portrays a young surgeon with autism.“Autism Speaks recognizes the influence and impact that the entertainment industry has on advancing the awareness of autism,” stated Angela Geiger, president and CEO of Autism Speaks. “We are grateful for the support and are thrilled to recognize community leaders who have made a committed effort to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism.”Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to read more

Photographer tells pipeline story through pictures

first_imgAPTN National NewsA photographer is travelling across Canada using pictures to tell the stories of people who live along a proposed west to east pipeline.He stopped in Winnipeg and met with activists who oppose allowing any pipelines through their traditional ancestral territories.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot reports.last_img

Goldman Sachs takes majority stake in alternative lender Financeit

first_imgTORONTO – Alternative lender Financeit says Goldman Sachs has taken a majority stake in the company though a second round of investment.Toronto-based Financeit, which primarily helps small- and medium-sized business provide point-of-sale loans to customers, did not disclose the dollar value of the deal.The company says the investment allows it to buy U.S.-based Centah Inc., which provides cloud-based software assistance and call centre support in the home improvement industry.Financeit says the acquisition will allow it to provide a range of services to the home improvement sector including both loans and lead generation.Since launching in 2011, Financeit says it has worked with over 7000 merchant partners, and processed over US$1.9 billion in loan applications.It says Centah, founded in 2004, manages $2.5 billion in sales a year and works with major home improvement retailers and manufacturers.last_img read more

Great success for the FSJ Librarys Food for Fines Campaign

first_img“If Library fines are stopping you from coming to the Library, we ask you to come in and speak with a staff member about your options,” said Karlene Duncan, Director of Library Services.“We would like to thank our staff and our generous patrons who donated food and hygiene items,” said Duncan. All of the donations received in exchange for forgiven fines are being delivered to the Women’s Resource Society’s food bank. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Library forgave over $1000 in Library fines and receiving ample donations of food and hygiene products for the FSJ Woman’s Resource Society.Every November the Library runs their ‘Food for Fines’ campaign. During the month you can pay off your library fines with an exchange of donations.  The library will accept a minimum of one donation for every five dollar fine you would like to pay off. This incentive also works for lost books.The FSJ Library is dedicated to making sure everyone has equal access to the Library regardless of income, the Library wants you to keep coming back.last_img read more

Fonseka ready to testify

” Even now I say , My troops are disciplined and well trained to carry out hostage rescue operations , That I will go before any investigation to clear the name of my troops,” Fonseka said in the statement. In 2010 the BBC reported that Fonseka was prepared to give evidence in an international court on war crime charges against Sri Lanka.International human rights organisations as well as the US state department had alleged at the time that the Sri Lankan government committed war crimes during the final phase of the war against the LTTE. He said that following the final stages of the war the army identified 450 bodies of the LTTE and the body of the youngest son of LTTE leader Vellupilla Prabakaran was not among them. Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he is prepared to go before any investigation to clear the name of his troops.In a statement issued by his media unit, Fonseka insisted that the army was never involved in war crimes. Several human rights organisations had also called to try the Sri Lankan state in international courts on alleged abuses against civilians and surrendees.During the presidential election in 2010 where Fonseka challenged President Mahinda Rajapaksa, both claimed credit for defeating the LTTE.“I am definitely going to reveal what I know, what I was told and what I heard. Any one who has committed war crimes should definitely be brought into courts,” the BBC quoted Fonseka as saying at the time. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Thousands of Central African Republic refugees in Chad face starvation UN says

“The food stocks are exhausted,” warned WFP Chad Representative Philippe Guyon Le Bouffy. “If we do not receive more funding for this operation, WFP will be forced to stop assisting these people who are reliant on food aid.”He cautioned that the situation would have effects beyond food security. “If WFP food aid stops, these refugees will depend on the host communities, who have meagre resources. This could lead to grave socio-economic destabilization.”Last July, the agency requested $3.4 million to assist the refugees living in two camps in Chad, but has so far received less than half that amount – just $1.48 million.WFP provides a monthly ration of sorghum, maize meal, oil and beans, as well as special foods for pregnant and lactating women and malnourished children, in programmes run by Médecins sans Frontières-Belgium.Among the donors to the camps in Chad were the United States, which gave over $643,500, and Denmark, which donated some $41,000. WFP contributed an additional $795,096 from multilateral funds. read more

Discovery of alcoholregulating hormone could lead to pill which prevents cravings

first_imgDNA samples were analysed from more than 105,000 people of European descent, who were also questioned about their weekly drinking habits.The study highlighted interaction between FGF21 and a gene in the brain called beta-Klotho.In about 40 per cent of participants, a particular beta-Klotho variant was associated with reduced alcohol consumption.Further investigations indicated that those lacking the gene altogether were significantly more attracted to alcohol.Professor Gunter Schumann, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, said: “Our study reveals a previously unrecognised liver-brain pathway which regulates alcohol consumption in humans, and which could one day be targeted therapeutically to suppress consumption in problem drinkers.”The results point towards an intriguing feedback loop, where FGF21 is produced in the liver in response to sugar and alcohol intake, which then acts directly on the brain to limit consumption.”We cannot rule out the possibility that beta-Klotho acts by affecting neighbouring genes, so further genetic studies are warranted.”Co-author Professor Paul Elliott, from Imperial College London, said: “Our findings may eventually lead to new treatments for people whose health is being harmed by drinking.”The research is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Our findings may eventually lead to new treatments for people whose health is being harmed by drinkingProfessor Paul Elliott,Imperial College London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img A pill with the power to stop people craving a drink may be on the horizon after scientists discovered a hormone that regulates desire for alcohol.Researchers have shown for the first time how the liver hormone FGF21 plays a crucial role in setting a person’s drinking limits.They say the discovery lead to new treatments for people unable to control their drinking.last_img read more

Poland gets wild card for Germany 2017

The IHF Executive Committee decided to award the Women’s World Championship 2017 open place to the national federation of Poland.In the decision-making process it has been taken into consideration that the reigning women’s world champion represents the European continental confederation, and therefore it was decided to award the open place to the continent of Europe. Furthermore, Poland is the best non-qualified team of the preceding WCh in DEN (4th ranked) and has been nominated by the European confederation as first substitute nation. ← Previous Story Antonio Carlos Ortega overtakes TSV Hannover Burgdorf Next Story → Men’s EHF EURO 2018: Norway with France – Serbs with host in Split read more

Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help

first_img GARDAÍ HAVE SAID that Dublin’s latest gangland victim was shot a number of times as members of the public attempted to perform first aid on him.Eddie Staunton was knocked off his bike on James Joyce Street in the north inner city last night at around 9.30pm. While the gunman parked his car nearby, Staunton managed to flee the area and made his way to nearby Peader Kearney House on Railway Street where he sought medical attention from locals.Around 15 minutes later, the suspected driver of the car approached Staunton as he was being tended to by members of the public. The shooter fired four rounds into his body, including one to his groin area.Despite being shot a number of times, Staunton is expected to survive the attack. However, he is said to have suffered permanent injuries as a result of the incident.TargetedHe has connections to the Hutch family and gardaí are investigating whether he was attacked as he was seen as an easy target by the Kinahan cartel.Officers said they are looking for a man who they described as being “tall, slim to medium build and who was wearing a dark top over a grey hooded top, dark bottoms and dark runners with a white sole”.According to a garda spokesman: “The injured man was cycling on James Joyce Street when, at approximately 9.35pm, he was struck by a vehicle, a silver Ford Focus 08CN6682.The collision occurred at the junction of James Joyce Street and Sean McDermott Street. The victim managed to flee the scene on foot and went to nearby Peader Kearney House on Railway Street seeking assistance.“At 9.47pm in Peader Kearney House while first aid was being administered to the victim by members of the community, a person, believed to be the driver of the vehicle involved in the ramming, approached the victim and shot him a number of times. The suspected offender then ran up Railway Street in the direction of Amiens Street.”Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses and who may have information or who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact them at Store Street garda station on 01 666 800 The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any garda station.Read: Man shot in Dublin’s north inner city Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him Eddie Staunton is expected to survive the attack. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 27th 2017, 3:59 PM Monday 27 Mar 2017, 3:59 PM Scene of shooting at Liberty House on Railway Street. Scene of shooting at Liberty House on Railway Street. Image: Share32 Tweet Email3 center_img Image: 21 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Short URL 40,503 Views last_img read more

Apple OpenStreetMap utilisé pour lapplication iPhoto

first_imgApple : OpenStreetMap utilisé pour l’application iPhotoL’application iPhoto semble utiliser les services d’OpenStreetMap. Cependant, l’entreprise n’est pas citée par Apple… pour l’instant !En lançant l’application de photo pour iOS iPhoto (notre photo), Apple semble faire preuve d’une volonté de se désolidariser du service Google Maps. Car à présent, la marque à la Pomme travaille avec OpenStreetMap…Bien qu’aucune mention de celui-ci n’apparaisse sur les cartes de l’application. Selon Logiciel Mac, les cartes accessibles depuis l’outil “Lieux” proviendraient de Google tandis que celles affichées grâce à l’outil “Journal” proviendraient d’OpenStreetMap. Ce dernier service, honoré qu’Apple s’y intéresse, semble toutefois un brin irrité par la manœuvre puisque OpenStreetMap Foundation n’est pas explicitement cité.Vu l’ancienneté de certaines cartes, un rapprochement futur entre les deux sociétés est donc à prévoir. Ainsi les mises à jour de l’application pourraient profiter de cartes récentes.Le 13 mars 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cadillac Teases Photos of Its First Fully Electric Vehicle

first_imgStay on target SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Cadillac is transporting customers to the future with its first fully electric vehicle.On Sunday, Cadillac unveiled pictures of the advanced car, which features a sleek exterior and will be the first model obtained from General Motor’s future EV platform.Cadillac did not disclose a name, price, or release date for the electric car. A company press release said the new automobile reflects GM’s move toward all-electric vehicles in the future.“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,”  Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said in the press release. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”Cadillac didn’t reveal additional details on the electric car, but it’s likely that the vehicle will sport a high-tech interior. Cadillac said the most advanced parts of the EV platform include the drive units and the battery cells. Plus, the electric car could be configured in front, rear, or all-wheel drive.Photo Credit: Cadillac“The architectural design will allow the battery packs to fit into the vehicle like ice cubes in an ice cube tray, you can put in as much water as you want to make as many cubes as you need — the tray still takes up the same space in the freezer,” Carlisle told Engadget. With a flexible design, the car would have enough room for its battery cells, drive units, and other high-tech specifications.Cadillac’s new electric car announcement follows the brand’s push to advance automobiles. Cadillac aims to launch a new vehicle every six months from now until 2021. New initiatives, including the EV platform, will enable Cadillac to produce electric cars with a faster development lead time and effectively respond to customers’ transportation needs in upcoming years.More on’s Self-Driving Car Is a High-Tech Ride Hyundai Unveils ‘Walking Car’ That Could Be Future of Disaster ResponseChinese Company Debuts ‘World’s Cheapest Electric Car’last_img read more

Stocks dive after Trump announces plans for steel tariffs

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks dove in another dizzying day of trading after President Donald Trump promised on Thursday to deliver stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, which raised the threat of escalating retaliation by other countries and higher inflation. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index erased nearly all of its gains for the year.Indexes had been bouncing between modest gains and losses earlier in the day, until Trump told industry executives around midday that they’ll “have protection for the first time in a long while” and that he’s planning to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports next week.“I don’t know if this will cause a trade war, and obviously that’s the fear,” said Lamar Villere, portfolio manager at investment manager Villere & Co. “But this is exactly what candidate Trump said he would do: He said he would be very protectionist and America First.”The Standard & Poor’s 500 index tumbled 36.16 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,677.67. It’s the third straight day where the index has lost at least 1 percent. It had only four such days last year. The S&P 500 is now up just 0.2 percent for the year after having its best January in 20 years.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 420.22 points, or 1.7 percent, to 24,608.98, and the Nasdaq composite fell 92.45, or 1.3 percent, to 7,180.56.As a candidate, Trump campaigned on an “America First” trade policy, and a big fear for investors has been that increasingly nationalistic governments will impose barriers that hurt the global economy and trade, as well as profits for U.S. exporters. Apple, the most valuable U.S. company, got 63 percent of its sales from outside the United States in its latest fiscal year.last_img read more

Acting Premier congratulates newly appointed Police Inspectors and Recognition Awardees

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – Acting Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon. Sean R. Astwood M.P. extended congratulations to all Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force who were successful in the organization’s promotional exams taken in December 2016.Speaking of their remarkable achievement Hon. Astwood said; “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of Brandi Selver, David Wilson, Dominic Missick and Franklyn Thomas who were all promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Inspector after a robust and objective assessment. Special commendation is also conveyed to Ms. Selver, the only female among the group of successful candidates. “Their individual and collective success speaks volumes of their professional development over the years and it is very gratifying to know that they have all demonstrated their commitment to effective policing in the Turks and Caicos Islands in this way.“I also join the Commissioner of Police in highlighting the good work of Acting Sergeants Latoya Rigby, Garnett Jolly, Constable Camerro Landy, Stanlisa Landy, Stenia Simelett, Tamoy Lewis, Nathalie Malcolm, Lyndon Tyson and Christopher O’Neil who were all presented with recognition certificates.“This is indeed a proud moment for our islands, for our officers and for their families. These men and women have chosen an extraordinary path. For this we echo our thanks and pledge to support them in every way that we possibly can.”#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Coral Gables to consider plastic bag ban

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Coral Gables could become the first city in Florida to ban plastic bags.The Miami Herald reports that the issue will most likely be brought up at Tuesday’s city commission meeting. The ban will be similar to the city’s ban on Styrofoam, and would bar use of plastic bags by retailers in the city.Violators would initially receive warnings before facing fines, which start at $50 and increase to $500 if violated three times in a one-year period.Exceptions to the ban include bags for prescriptions, dry cleaning, pet waste, trash, and newspaper bags, the Herald reports.The ordinance encourages retailers to promote reusable bags, and gives the option of selling paper bags or reusable ones for at least 10 cents.The state of California banned plastic bags last year, with retailers charging similar 10-cent fees for thicker, reusable bags.According to the Herald, the ban needs two commission votes before it can be approved. The next Coral Gables City Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Coral Gables City Hall. last_img read more

Child killed in house collapse in Ukhia hill

first_imgA six-year-old child died in collapse of a house on a hill in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.The deceased is Shariar Hossain Rabbi, daughter of Sarwar Islam.The incident took place at Anjumanpara of Palangkhali union at 8:30pm on Wednesday.UP member of word no 9 Sultan Ahmed told Prothom Alo that Sarwar Islam had been living in the hill for several years. A portion of the house collapsed due to incessant rain since Tuesday.Shariar was killed as a part of the house fell on him.UP chairman of Palangkhali union Gofur Uddin Chowdhury said the authorities cautioned people through hand mike for last two days about possible landslides and casualties due to incessant rain. He, however, claimed the people are not paying heed to it.last_img read more

First Man Tops Studios TV Ad Spending

first_imgTV ad placements for Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” (EMV: $5.52 million), Twentieth Century Fox’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” ($4.86 million) and Universal Pictures’ “Night School” ($4.78 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Bad Times at the El Royale” has the best iSpot Attention Index (109) in the ranking, getting 9% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). $4.78M – Night School Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by $5.52M – A Star Is Born Impressions: 329,846,280Attention Score: 92.05Attention Index: 91National Airings: 621Networks: 24Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 21Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $18.98MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 06/08/18 ×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: 352,761,035Attention Score: 89.85Attention Index: 71National Airings: 975Networks: 36Most Spend On: NBC, Adult SwimCreative Versions: 35Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.75MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 09/04/18 $5.86M – Venom Impressions: 241,583,514Attention Score: 93.42Attention Index: 109National Airings: 773Networks: 30Most Spend On: CBS, FOXCreative Versions: 11Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $13.75MStudio: Twentieth Century FoxStarted Airing: 09/04/18center_img 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 09/24/2018 and 09/30/2018.* 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, 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 platform and methodology. Impressions: 254,270,694Attention Score: 90.52Attention Index: 76National Airings: 508Networks: 34Most Spend On: FOX, NBCCreative Versions: 21Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $13.29MStudio: Warner Bros.Started Airing: 09/02/18 $8.4M – First Man Impressions: 276,212,277Attention Score: 92.78Attention Index: 100National Airings: 836Networks: 32Most Spend On: CBS, FOXCreative Versions: 31Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $19.09MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 06/05/18 In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “First Man.”Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $8.4 million through Sunday for 621 national ad airings on 24 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Sept. 24-30. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including CBS, NBC and Fox, and during specific programming such as NFL Football, The Big Bang Theory and The Good Doctor. Just behind “First Man” in second place: Columbia Pictures’ “Venom,” which saw 975 national ad airings across 36 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.86 million. Popular on Variety $4.86M – Bad Times at the El Royalelast_img read more

Avengers Endgame Smashes Box Office Records

first_img ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has made movie history, assembling to take in a record-breaking $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its opening, according to Disney.The Disney blockbuster, the 22nd offering in the Marvel Studios superhero franchise, has become the fastest film ever to break the $1 billion barrier, doing so in just five days.Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame is the #1 box office opening of all time.See the film in theaters now, get tickets: #DontSpoilTheEndgame— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 28, 2019The film, which started rolling out internationally on Wednesday, broke the previous record by hundreds of millions of dollars. Its prequel Avengers: Infinity War previously held the record making $640 million for its opening last year.In the U.S. alone, Endgame brought in a record $350 million.“Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world,” Alan Horn, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.Thank you to all the fans around the world for being part of our universe. We love you 3000. #AvengersEndgame— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 28, 2019The Avengers franchise began back in 2008 with Iron Man.“From the very beginning with Iron Man, all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with Avengers: Endgame has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all.”Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international. Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an unprecedented collection of interconnected films, all of which have opened No. 1 domestically.Globally, the MCU films have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers films — The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame — accounting for nearly $6.2 billion.Endgame has received positive reviews from critics and earlier this week, social media was flooded with enthusiastic reactions following the movie’s premiere. The film currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.More on ‘Thanos’ to See an ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Easter Egg‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cast Spoofs ‘We Didn’t Start a Fire’ on Fallon11 Ways the Avengers Could Beat Thanos in ‘Endgame’ Stay on target What to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend’Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America last_img read more

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Nov 8

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals November 8, 2013 Register Now » Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin, tips from the kings of content marketing… This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:1. Why Twitter has staying power: If you’ve ever wanted to dissect a tweet, don’t. Paul Ford, a programmer and the creator of, does the work for you. (Bloomberg Businessweek)Related: Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment2. New York City, a new liberal utopia? NYC’s mayoral election yielded a political pole shift, replacing billionaire conservative Michael Bloomberg with a Brooklynite-Democrat Bill de Blasio. Here is what you can expect from the new guy. (Vice)Related: Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment3. Pet product blows up Kickstarter: Petcube, the San Francisco-based pet-tech startup that lets owners play with their pets while they’re away, just secured $251,000 in a 42-day-long crowdfunding campaign that surpassed its goal by $151,000. (Forbes)Related: Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies4. Weighing in on the iPad Air: Wired has its hands on the iPad Air, but with a top-end price tag of $929 there’s a lot to learn about this new device. (Wired)5. The CEO’s guide to influencing people: Ever wondered how successful people influence others? This study, which polled “thousands of members of the corporate elite” provides the following seven tactics. (LinkedIn Today)6. Hipster habitats: In a move spurred by both altruism and opportunism, microdevelopers are snapping up unloved properties across the country. Some choose to rent out the refurbished homes while others flip them. (New York Times)7. Blockbuster finally calls it quits: For a lot of Americans browsing the aisles of Blockbuster was a favorite childhood past time, but the business model was dated. Here are a couple of reasons to care. (The Atlantic)8. Government shutdown didn’t stifle small biz hiring: Despite the government shutdown, small-business owners added more workers per firm in October, erasing the declines of September, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. (Reuters)Related: People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses9. The kings of content marketing: Ditch the pop-up ad for responsive websites and keep your marketing strategy at the cutting edge. Here are five tips about content marketing from the companies who do it best. (Mashable)10. Bitcoin, the currency of small business? Small businesses have the most to gain by accepting Bitcoins for goods, suggests some. Although still a confusing concept, the digital currency is quickly becoming more legitimate, more convenient and cheaper than credit cards. (Read Write) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more