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Agent Buffon just as important to PSG as Neymar

first_imgThe agent of Gianluigi Buffon insists that he is considered to be just as important as Neymar at Paris Saint-GermainThe legendary Italian goalkeeper opted to continue his playing career at PSG for at least another two seasons after leaving Juventus in June.And things got off to a bright start for Buffon in this newest chapter of his career by winning the Trophee des Champions at the weekend in his first ever competitive match for PSG after they thrashed AS Monaco 4-0 at Shenzhen in China.“Starting well is always a good thing in football. Anything can happen, but PSG are a great club for him,” Silvano Martina told RMC Sport, via Football-Italia.“They’re a very good team and they deserved to win the cup, which is always good for your CV.“I went for a coffee with him once and he told me he was happy to retire, before adding that he could’ve done well at another big club for a couple more years.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.After 17 years at Juventus, Buffon made the surprise decision to play his club football outside of Italy for the first time in his career at the age of 40.“How did PSG come about? I have a friend there, I sent him a message and he told me to go there right away,” said Martina.“For them, it was as important a deal as that for Neymar. Buffon felt the desire of the French club to have him in their team and he’s very fired up.“It’s as if he’s 10 years younger. They offered a two-year contract, while he only wanted to sign for a year: this proves their honesty. PSG had already wanted him in 2009.”Buffon will get his first taste of Ligue 1 this Sunday in PSG’s first game of the league campaign against Caen at the Parc Des Princes.last_img read more

Statement by The Right Hon Perry G Christie Prime Minister and Minister

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, perry christie, value added tax, wendy craigg Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 05 Jan 2015 – Mrs. Wendy Craigg, having completed her statutory term as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas, demitted office on December 31st 2015. Of special historical significance, Mrs. Craigg was the first female to hold this vitally important post in our national financial system. Moreover, she served with utmost distinction throughout her 10 year tenure as Governor and indeed in her prior post as Deputy Central Bank Governor as well.It is particularly laudable that Mrs. Craigg, a career central banker, worked tirelessly to ensure that the regulatory infrastructure for banks and trust companies in The Bahamas conformed to evolving international standards and best practices. At the same time she also saw to it that the monetary stability of The Bahamas was maintained by the application of sound and sensible monetary policies and standards.I applaud Mrs. Craigg for these outstanding achievements and thank her for her many years of dedicated service and unblemished integrity at the helm of the Central Bank. She has been a great credit not only to the Central Bank but to our entire nation.I am pleased that Mrs. Craigg will continue to be of service to our nation as an Economic Policy Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister.I would also like to congratulate the new incoming Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. John Rolle, who formerly held the post of Financial Secretary and as such was the administrative leader of the Ministry of Finance. Indeed Mr. Rolle played a pivotal role in the implementation of recent public finance reforms, most notably, the introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) regime. For that and for his many other sterling contributions to nation-building while at the Ministry of Finance, I thank Mr. Rolle most sincerely.In a very real sense, however, Mr. Rolle, in assuming his new role as the Governor of the Central Bank with immediate effect, is returning home. He, too, is a career central banker, and as such is ideally suited to his new appointment. I wish him well and predict that he will bring to this high office the same integrity, discipline, intellectual ability and expert grasp of monetary policy that distinguished his predecessor, Mrs. Wendy Craigg. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Former PM And Deputy PM Christie and Davis Deep in Water Debtlast_img read more

Patrice Evra explains his strange Instagram video

first_imgThe former Manchester United and Juventus defended posted a video “sucking a raw chicken” and spanking it in front of the cameraFrench footballer Patrice Evra has explained his bizarre Instagram video where he sucked a raw chicken and spanked it in front of the camera.“Yesterday I posted a video and it went wild, it went crazy,” Evra said today as quoted by Football Italia.“It was just for Thanksgiving. Some people find it funny, some people find it weird, some people find it disgusting. We’re all different thank God.”“I just cuddled, I just kissed the meat. Yeah, I went too far when I sucked the toes of the chicken… it was a bit nasty, nasty,” he added.edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Customer Service Representative at Security InnovationFull-Time Graphic & Technical Designer by PetRageous DesignsFull-TIme Special Hazards Technician at Hiller CompaniesFull-Time Fire Alarm Technician & Installer at Hiller CompaniesFull-Time Telecommunications Cable Technician at MTS Services Inc.Full-Time Human Resources Intern at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingPart-Time Spanish Teacher at Abundant LifeFull-Time & Part-Time Mover at Two Men And A Truck(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

JK Rowling under fire Why fans are not pleased over Albus Dumbledores

first_imgFacebook / Harry PotterFans of JK Rowling are not happy after it was revealed that Albus Dumbledore was, in fact, a gay.As earlier reported, JK Rowling talked about Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald in a Blu-Ray feature of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In the piece, the British author stated that they [Dumbledore and Grindelwald] were in an intense relationship adding, “But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows, really, what the other person is feeling.”JK Rowling further added that she is less interested in the sexual side of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald’s relationship but even believes that there was some sexual dimension to the relationship.”I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships.”After this news surfaced, several fans of Harry Potter world took to Twitter and other social media handles to share their disdain towards this revelation. There are several who are apparently not pleased that Rowling is exploring this tangent of Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality so late.One Twitter user posted, “I love Harry Potter so much but JK’s blatant (and failing) attempts to make Dumbledore any gayer without actually having the guts or motive to actually write it… Smh, making a character gay to seem woke or give them more depth… Sloppy, Rowling.” JK RowlingReutersWhile the other stated, “jk Rowling reappearing every 2 months to say something literally no one asked about is me adding more random details to my essay to up my word count.”Acclaimed writer-director Hazel Hayes compared this announcement with James Cameron’s Avatar movie sequels. As per Hayes, just like Avatar sequels, no one asked for this.As mentioned already, Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality is not mentioned in the Harry Potter books and the adapted movies. At the same time, there were speculations that in Fantastic Beasts movie series, we will get to see Dumbledore’s intense sexual relationship drama with Gellert Grindelwald, but as it turned out, it was not touched in detail. Fans are hoping that with Fantastic Beasts 3, JK Rowling would try to cover this area as well.last_img read more

Major polling divide in Karnataka in 4 hours

first_imgChief Electoral Officer for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh I.V.Subbarao (R) speaks with officials as they receive Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in Hyderabad on April 15, 2009. India will hold its fifteenth parliamentary general elections in five phases on April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7,and May 13 and the new parliament will be constituted before June 2.NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Low to moderate voting was witnessed in the first fours on Thursday for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central and southern Karnataka, an official said.”Voting picked up gradually after beginning on a dull note in some seats. It was moderate in the other seats in the first two hours,” state joint chief electoral officer A.V. Surya Sen told IANS.Till 11 a.m., around 19.69 per cent electorate cast their votes in Bangalore South, a mere 6.01 per cent did in Bangalore Central, 7.23 per cent in Bangalore North and 6.31 per cent in Bangalore Rural.Brisk voting was, however, witnessed in Udupi-Chikmagalur with 23.11 per cent turnout in the first 4 hours of polling, followed by 21 per cent in Dakshina Kannada, 16.50 per cent in Tumkur and 15.18 per cent in Chitradurga.But it was yet to gain momentum in other seats, as Kolar (SC) saw only 6.3 per cent, Chikkabalapur 6.8 per cent, Mandya 7.5 per cent, Hassan 10.73 per cent, Chamarajnagar 10.81 and Mysore 11.96 per cent till 11 a.m.last_img read more

Mamatas police lathicharge Bengal BJP workers protesting in Kolkata streets

first_imgKolkata Police resorted to teargas shelling and used water cannons to disperse the mob.Twitter/ANIThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were allegedly lathi-charged by the Kolkata Police during a massive protest march in the city. The cops resorted to teargas shelling and used water cannons to disperse the crowd as many gathered near the police headquarters.The BJP workers, who were protesting against the killings of their party workers in the state, clashed with the Kolkata Police. The incident happened as the workers tried to hold a protest march to Lalbazar near the police headquarters.Watch the video here:#WATCH: Kolkata police baton charge at BJP workers on Bepin Behari Ganguly Street. They were marching towards Lal Bazar protesting against TMC govt. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/RxIGPSqBGd— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019Despite repeated appeals by the police to stop the protest, hundreds of party workers insisted on marching, triggering the clash. Here are a few visuals from the spot: To stop the protests from flaring up, cops erected barricades which were taken down by the BJP workers. A senior police officer told news agency IANS: “Barricades have been put up at all the important junctures across the nine possible entry points to Lalbazar.” “Personnel armed with water cannons and tear gas shells will be posted at various points,” the officer added.As Section 144 of CRPC was imposed near the Kolkata Police headquarters, around five Mahila Morcha workers of BJP were detained for violating the law. However, the protest was called off by the BJP leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya, Locket Chatterjee and others.Post the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, tensions between the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress have escalated as BJP managed to secure 18 out of the total 42 seats. The Trinamool Congress had to settle with 22 seats while the Congress party won two seats in the state.last_img read more

Domestic fuel price strategic concerns weigh on India as Iran oil waiver

first_imgThe US decision to end a waiver to India and other countries on Iran oil imports is threatening to drive domestic fuel prices up. ReutersThe US has offered to make available crude at concessional terms as India faces runaway fuel price rise when trade with Iran stops as the waiver on oil imports granted to India ends on May 2. However, there is cause for concern that any concession deal could come with strings attached affecting India’s strategic interests involving Iran and Russia.International crude prices have spiked after news emerged of US decision to end the waiver from Iran trade sanctions given to oil imports to India, China, South Korea and Turkey emerged. China and Turkey have taken a defiant stand but India has agreed to stop buying Iranian oil. International crude price has hit a recent high of $74 per barrel and there is a threat that it could go even higher. India’s domestic fuel prices are linked to the international oil price and an increase in international crude price could push up the fuel price and hurt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid in the ongoing general election.The US has strong strategic ties with the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that view Iran as a regional rival. India, however, has long-standing strategic relations with Iran and cannot afford to alienate the nation, which provides the only corridor for stable access to Afghanistan and Central Asian nations like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. India developed Iran’s Chabahar port as a counterweight to Chinese-controlled Gwadar port in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The port is a key hub of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative with economic and geostrategic ramifications. An employee fills diesel in a public bus at a fuel station in Kolkata. The spike in international oil prices has threatened a runaway increase in India’s domestic fuel prices.ReutersBeyond trade, New Delhi considers ties with Teheran as important for containing geopolitical strategies of Islamabad and Beijing. Gwadar port is considered to be part of China’s ‘String of Pearls’, a network of ports intended for Chinese power projection in the Indian Ocean Region.It is not clear whether the US would meet India’s expectation of buying oil under the same lenient terms as Iran provided including a 60-day credit period. Washington has apparently asked Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to help India meet the shortfall with the cancellation of the deal with Teheran.The US is also unhappy about India’s strong defence ties with Russia. India is one of the largest arms importers from Russia and there are ongoing discussions for buying more arms from Russia. US arms manufacturers are direct competitors to Russian arms makers and they have always envied India’s cosy relationship with Russians. Though India is in talks with the US manufacturers for buying more military equipment, the slow progress has been frustrating for them. Any deal with the US for oil at concessional terms could provide US arms makers leverage in trade talks.last_img read more

Woman killed in Bhola launch accident

first_imgA woman was killed and three others injured as a launch ploughed into the pontoon after being hit by another at Hakimuddin Launch Ghat in Burhanuddin upazila in Bhola on Saturday evening, reports UNB.The deceased is Bilkis Begum, 30, of Chokdos village in the upazila.Quoting witnesses, Burhanuddin police station officer-in-charge Asim Kurmar Sikdar said Dhaka bound launch MV Tasrif-4 hit the pontoon after being hit by another launch MV Karnaphuli, killing Bilkis Begum on the spot.last_img

Kavanaugh accuser ready to talk to Congress

first_imgBrett KavanaughThe woman accusing judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday.Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the new allegations have roiled that process. Republican senators have expressed concern over a woman’s private-turned-public allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers.Debra S Katz, the attorney for the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, said her client considered the incident to be an attempted rape.”She believes that if were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped,” Katz told NBC’s “Today.”Kavanaugh has “categorically and unequivocally” denied the allegations, a statement the White House repeated Monday.”This has not changed,” said White House spokesman Kerri Kupec. “Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement.”In morning television interviews, Katz said her client was willing to tell her story in public to the Senate Judiciary Committee, although no lawmakers or their aides had yet contacted her. Katz also denied that Ford, a Democrat, is politically motivated.”No one in their right mind regardless of their motives would want to inject themselves into this process and face the kind of violation that she will be subjected to by those who want this nominee to go though. … She was quite reluctant to come forward.”Initially the sexual misconduct allegation was conveyed in a private letter, without revealing Ford’s name. With a name and disturbing details, the accusation raised the prospect of congressional Republicans defending president Donald Trump’s nominee ahead of midterm elections featuring an unprecedented number of female candidates and informed in part by the #MeToo movement.The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee appeared nonetheless committed to a vote later this week despite Ford’s account in The Washington Post.Kavanaugh, she told the Post, pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party in the early 1980s, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.Ford said Kavanaugh and a friend – both “stumbling drunk,” she says – corralled her in a bedroom when she was around 15 and Kavanaugh was around 17. She says Kavanaugh groped her over her clothes, grinded his body against hers and tried to take off her one-piece swimsuit and the outfit she wore over it. Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream, she says, and escaped when Judge jumped on them.Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ford attended a nearby school.Through the White House, Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals judge in Washington, said: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP.As Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, called for a delay in the vote, two committee Republicans – all 11 on the GOP side are men – Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said they wanted to hear more from Ford. Flake went as far as to say he was “not comfortable” voting for Kavanaugh for the time being.A potential “no” vote from Flake would complicate the judge’s prospects. A Republican not on the committee, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford. Contacted Sunday by CNN, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, wouldn’t say if the vote should be postponed.A committee spokesman said late Sunday that its chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, was trying to arrange separate, follow-up calls with Kavanaugh and Ford, but just for aides to Grassley and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., before Thursday’s scheduled vote. Critics have already accused the GOP of fast-tracking the process to get Kavanaugh on the court by 1 October, the first day of the fall term.The allegation against Kavanaugh first came to light late last week in the form of a letter that had been for some time in the possession of Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and one of its four female members. On Sunday, The Washington Post published an interview with Ford, who after months of soul-searching decided to go public.”I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.” She told the Post that she was able to escape after a friend of Kavanaugh’s who was in the room jumped on top of them and everyone tumbled.In the interview, Ford says she never revealed what had happened to her until 2012, when she and her husband sought couples therapy. Ford’s husband, Russell Ford, said he recalled his wife using Kavanaugh’s last name and expressing concern that Kavanaugh – then a federal judge – might someday be nominated to the Supreme Court.Senate Republicans, along with the White House, see no need to postpone voting over what they consider uncorroborated and unverifiable accusations, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly.In considering their options Sunday, Republicans largely settled on the view that Ford’s story alone was not enough to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation.Grassley could invite Ford to testify, likely in closed session before Thursday. Kavanaugh would also probably be asked to appear before senators. The panel would also likely seek testimony from Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate who Ford says jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh. Judge has denied that the incident happened.Republicans have not settled on the strategy, the person familiar with the situation said, but were weighing options, including doing nothing.Republicans say the allegations have already cast a shadow over Kavanaugh but that it does not appear to be enough to change the votes in the narrowly divided 51-49 Senate. Key will be the views of Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Both are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S.The White House has accused Feinstein of mounting an “11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation.” The White House has also sought to cast doubt about Ford’s allegation by noting that the FBI has repeatedly investigated Kavanaugh since the 1990s for highly sensitive positions he has held, including in the office of independent counsel Ken Starr, at the White House and his current post on the federal appeals court in Washington.Sixty-five women who knew Kavanagh in high school defended him in a separate letter, circulated by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, as someone who “always treated women with decency and respect.”last_img read more

Why Texans Should Pay Attention To This Years Mexican Presidential Election

first_imgLópez Obrador CampaignMexican candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been leading in polls in the upcoming presidential election in Mexico, to take place in July 2018. He’s been running for president since 2006. Listen 00:00 /05:01 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Interview Highlights: Alfredo CorchadoOn the candidates running:“Andres Manuel López Obrador [of the National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA] has the double-digit lead. He has three main competitors. You have a young 39-year-old named Ricardo Anaya of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), José Antonio Meade, of the conservative Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is the ruling party, and for the first time, there’s an independent candidate named Margarita Zavala, who’s the wife of former president Felipe Calderón. Some people in Mexico called her the ‘Hillary wannabe,’ and it is believed she will play more of a spoiler role.”NPRJournalist and writer Alfredo CorchadoHow President Trump will affect the election after he tweeted about “caravans of people” from Central America coming through Mexico:“Up until now, the United States and President Trump was not much of an impact. I was just in Mexico City talking to experts and analysts that were saying this election will be defined by more domestic issues. After Sunday, you can see all candidates beginning to respond to President Trump.“The danger of this is you put a nationalistic streak in the campaign and it becomes an anti-United States campaign, I think that will be bad for both sides because both countries are economically and culturally entwined.” The midterm elections have been a priority this year in the U.S., but the country also has a stake in the presidential election in Mexico. Alfredo Corchado, the Border-Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, covered the presidential campaign launch this week of one candidate in the northern states of Mexico.  “It is a far more prosperous, wealthy area than the rest of Mexico,” he said. “And yet, these are states that are engulfed in drug violence, there’s so much corruption. There’s so much trade with the United States, but the wages for workers remain virtually unchanged in the last 30 years.”In KERA‘s Friday Conversation, Corchado says the election should be on Texans’ radar because the outcome could affect U.S.-Mexico relations for years to come. Sharelast_img read more

Report Women At Texas Community Colleges Arent Getting The Kind Of Birth

first_img Share Austin Community College student Katran Packard said she was hoping not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December.“And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two.For Packard, 28, it’s been a battle to find effective birth control for the past several years. While living in Austin, she got Depo-Provera shots — an effective form of birth control — at a Planned Parenthood clinic. After moving about 80 miles away to Caldwell in 2011, she was unable to continue the injections because the clinic was too far away and she could no longer afford them. Instead, Packard said, she turned to condoms and the withdrawal method to avoid pregnancy.Packard, who had her first baby after getting pregnant at 18, said financial barriers and a lack of access to clinics are barring her from getting the birth control she wants. She is not alone. A new study from the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin found that Texas community college women are using condoms and withdrawal even though they would prefer to use more effective methods like intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and birth control pills. “What that tells us is that we could do a better job — we as in colleges, clinics — could be doing a better job in helping women to get the more effective methods they want to be using,” said Kristine Hopkins, the lead author of the report, which surveyed more than 1,000 Texas community college women in fall 2014 and spring 2015.Report: Unmet demand for short-acting hormonal and long-acting reversible contraception among community college students in TexasThe majority of Texas community college women are currently using contraceptive methods they don’t wish to use, according to a new report.The withdrawal method and condoms are some of the least effective forms of birth control. A couple who uses the withdrawal method has a 22 percent chance of getting pregnant in a year; for condoms, it’s 18 percent. More effective methods include IUDs (.05 percent) and birth control implants (.2 percent). The report found that 38 percent of women surveyed had no health insurance. Nationwide, 13.5 percent of community college students and 3.5 percent of college students overall are uninsured.In 2011, GOP state leaders excluded Planned Parenthood from state programs that supported family planning services, causing several clinics across the state to close. These closures may partially explain why only 7 percent of surveyed women cited Planned Parenthood as their source of care, the report said. The study also found that 59 percent of uninsured community college women do not have a usual source of care for reproductive health services. Among community college women with private health insurance, 27 percent did not have a source of care.Hopkins called these numbers “striking.” For sexually active women, getting services like birth control, Pap smears and testing for sexually transmitted infections is vital. But for many women, getting pregnant is the first time they come in contact with reproductive health services, Hopkins said.While community college women seek out more effective birth control, they may not find it at their campus health center, the report said. For example, Dallas County Community College District does not have doctors at its health clinics and does not provide prescriptions for medications like birth control. So nurses at the clinics refer students to outside doctors and clinics for IUDs and other birth control. Linda Skidmore is one of those nurses. She said some of her students can’t afford stronger birth control methods, or might not know how to find a doctor.Skidmore provides students with condoms and encourages them to “make their own decisions” about the kind of birth control they want to use. By contrast, a nearby four-year university — the University of North Texas at Dallas — provides women’s health services at its Student Health and Wellness Center, providing birth control pills and IUDs, according to its website.The report offered recommendations for colleges such as providing pregnancy prevention information at orientations or connecting students with family planning services for low-income women like the federal Title X grant program or the state’s family planning program — both of which serve uninsured and undocumented people.“Community college students are attempting to improve their lives,” Hopkins said. “And an unplanned pregnancy and an unplanned birth can really derail their educational goals.”Disclosure: The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas State University System, Planned Parenthood and the Austin Community College District have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. last_img read more

Maryland Program Looks to Increase Baltimore Homeownership

first_imgThe DHCD MMP website says “In addition, eligible borrowers can layer the Maryland Grand Slam in Baltimore City with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Baltimore Homeownership Incentive Program​ (B-HiP) for buying a home in Baltimore City.” Qualifying incentive programs include:Vacants to Value Booster Program ($10,000)Live Near Your Work (city/employer matching funds)Baltimore City Employee Homeownership Program ($5,000),Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Homeownership Assistance Program ($5,000)Buying Into BaltimoreCity Living Starts Here ($5,000) According to the site, Maryland State employees may qualify for up to an additional $2,500 from the “Baltimore City Live Near Your Work” program.​David Pridgen, SRES, CDPE of Realty Executives Premier Group, said “I believe the Maryland Grand Slam homebuyer initiative will be a great boost to help Baltimore homebuyers who may not have the available funds for down payment when purchasing, which is the biggest hurdle for many buyers. We have to keep these programs available on a consistent basis and make sure that the public is informed and educated to know this type of funding is available.”The program is modeled after a similar initiative which was debuted last year by DHCD called the “MMP TriplePlay Initiative in Prince George’s County”. That program sold out in only a few months after it was launched and they are expecting similar interest in this version.Maryland Grand Slam in Baltimore City will run through Dec. 31, or until its down payment assistance funds run dry. For more information visit http://mmp.maryland.gov/GrandSlam/Pages/default.aspx. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and DHCD Secretary Kenneth C. Holt announce the “Maryland Grand Slam in Baltimore City” initiative at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 2. (Photo DHCD)On Sept. 2 Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford along with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Kenneth C. Holt announced the “Maryland Grand Slam in Baltimore City” initiative at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.“Maryland Grand Slam will help us change Maryland for the better by giving hardworking families the extra boost they need to get into the home of their dreams,” Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement. “A strong housing market is key to a strong economy. This initiative will help more families become homeowners and will improve our economy.”Maryland Grand Slam is a $3 million program, funded by both the City and the State, aimed at building stronger communities in Baltimore City through homeownership. According to the DHCD Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) website, the program ” will help an estimated 400 homebuyers increase their purchasing power through the Maryland Mortgage Program, the state’s premier home loan product.” Per the website the “Maryland Grand Slam in Baltimore City” comes with four major benefits to homebuyers:An interest rate 0.25% below the regular Maryland Mortgage Program Rate.$5,000 for down payment assistance in the form of an outright grant from the state. (The Hogan administration has allocated $2 million from Maryland’s rainy day fund for this initiative.)$2,500 grant for down payment and closing cost assistance from the City of Baltimore. (Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved $1 million for this initiative.)A federal tax credit through the Maryland HomeCredit program that can save the homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. In addition, Maryland is waiving its usual fee for a savings of as much as $450.last_img read more

Parents obesity may delay development in kids

first_imgAre your toddler’s fingers and hands movement slow? Is his/her ability to relate to and interact with others as well as problem-solving skills delayed? Blame it on your obesity, researchers say.The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of obese mothers were nearly 70 per cent more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill – the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands – by age 3, when compared to children of normal-weight mothers.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfChildren with obese fathers were 75 per cent more likely to fail measures of social competence – an indicator of how well they were able to relate to and interact with others by age 3. Those born to extremely obese couples were nearly three times more likely to fail tests of problem-solving ability by age three.“Our study is one of the few that also includes information about fathers, and our results suggest that dad’s weight also has significant influence on child development,” said lead author, Edwina Yeung, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US. However, it is not yet known how parental obesity might increase children’s risk for developmental delay. Animal studies have indicated that obesity during pregnancy may promote inflammation, which could affect the foetal brain and could also affect the expression of genes in sperm. If the link between parental obesity and developmental delays is confirmed, physicians may need to take parental weight into account when screening young children for delays and early interventional services, the researchers said.last_img read more

Pinterest Just Rolled Out a Nifty Visual Search Feature

first_img Whether you’re using Pinterest to plan the perfect party or decorate your home, as helpful as it can be to generate ideas, sometimes you want to actually figure out how to get your hands on the exact item you see in the photo. This week, the image bookmarking platform unveiled a new visual search tool help users do just that. So how does it work? If you see something you like, you can hit the little gray and white magnifying glass in the top right hand corner and can drag your mouse to put a box around the part of the image you want to learn more about.Related: What You Need to Know About Those New Blue Price Tags on PinterestThat will yield a selection of visually similar results and tags you can choose from based on what’s in the photo to narrow down the search. To take it a step further, when focused in on the specific item, whether it’s a lamp or a chair or a dress, Pinterest will give the user the exact name and where it can be purchased.The feature is now available for both mobile and web. This new search tool is not the only step that Pinterest, which was valued at $11 billion in March following a $367 million funding round, has taken lately to make ecommerce a seamless part of the user experience.At the end of June, the company unveiled buyable pins for mobile iOS users. As of last week, the 60 million pins accompanied by the blue “Buy it” buttons became available for Android users. The announcement on the company blog about the rollout for Android also included a look at the new Pinterest Shop, a curated marketplace that will come to mobile over the next several weeks.Related: Pinterest Pegged at $11 Billion After Raising $367 Million in New Funding Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readcenter_img November 9, 2015 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Homebrews Github repo got hacked in 30 mins How can open source

first_imgOn 31st July 2018, Eric Holmes, a security researcher gained access to Homebrew’s GitHub repo easily (He documents his experience in an in-depth Medium post). Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system with well-known packages like node, git, and many more. It simplifies the installation of software on macOS. The Homebrew repository contains its recently elevated scopes. Eric gained access to git push on Homebrew/brew and Homebrew/homebrew-core. He was able to invade and make his first commit into Homebrew’s GitHub repo within 30 minutes. Attack = Higher chances of obtaining user credentials After getting an easy access to Homebrew’s GitHub repositories, Eric’s prime motive was to uncover user credentials of some of the members of Homebrew GitHub org. For this, he made use of an OSSINT tool by Michael Henriksen called gitrob, which easily automates the credential search. However, he could not find anything interesting. Next, he explored Homebrew’s previously disclosed issues on https://hackerone.com/Homebrew, which led him to the observation that Homebrew runs a Jenkins instance that’s (intentionally) publicly exposed at https://jenkins.brew.sh. With further invasion into the repo, Eric encountered that the builds in the “Homebrew Bottles” project were making authenticated pushes to the BrewTestBot/homebrew-core repo. This further led him to an exposed GitHub API token. The token opened commit access to these core Homebrew repos: Homebrew/brew Homebrew/homebrew-core Homebrew/formulae.brew.sh Eric stated in his post that, “If I were a malicious actor, I could have made a small, likely unnoticed change to the openssl formulae, placing a backdoor on any machine that installed it.” Via such a backdoor, intruders could have gained access to private company networks that use Homebrew. This could further lead to data breach on a large scale. Eric reported this issue to Homebrew developer, Mike McQuaid. Following which, he publicly disclosed the issue on the blog at https://brew.sh/2018/08/05/security-incident-disclosure/. Within a few hours the credentials had been revoked, replaced and sanitised within Jenkins so they would not be revealed in future. Homebrew/brew and Homebrew/homebrew-core were updated so non-administrators on those repositories cannot push directly to master. The Homebrew team worked with GitHub to audit and ensure that the given access token wasn’t used maliciously, and didn’t make any unexpected commits to the core Homebrew repos. As an ethical hacker, Eric reported the vulnerabilities he found to the Homebrew team and did no harm to the repo itself. But, not all projects may have such happy endings. How can one safeguard their systems from supply chain attacks? The precautions which Eric Holmes took were credible. He informed the Homebrew developer. However, not every hacker has good intentions and it is one’s responsibility to make sure to keep a check on all the supply chains associated to an organization. Keeping a check on all the libraries One should not allow random libraries into the supply chain. This is because it is difficult to partition libraries with organization’s custom code, thus both run with the same privilege risking the company’s security. One should make sure to levy certain policies around the code the company wishes to allow. Only projects with high popularity, active committers, and evidence of process should be allowed. Establishing guidelines Each company should create guidelines for secure use of the libraries selected. For this, a prior definition of what the libraries are expected to be used for should be made. The developers should also be detailed in safely installing, configuring, and using each library within their code. Identification of dangerous methods and how to use them safely should also be taken care of. A thorough vigilance within the inventory Every organization should keep a check within their inventories to know what open source libraries they are using. They should also ensure to set up a notification system which keeps them abreast of which new vulnerabilities the applications and servers are affected. Protection during runtime Organizations should also make use of runtime application security protection (RASP) to prevent both known and unknown library vulnerabilities from being exploited. If in case they notice new vulnerabilities, the RASP infrastructure enables one to respond in minutes. The software supply chain is the important part to create and deploy applications quickly. Hence, one should take complete care to avoid any misuse via this channel. Read the detailed story of Homebrew’s attack escape on its blog post and Eric’s firsthand account of how he went about planning the attack and the motivation behind it on his medium post. Read Next DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0: Hackers used social engineering to manipulate the 2016 U.S. elections Twitter allegedly deleted 70 million fake accounts in an attempt to curb fake news YouTube has a $25 million plan to counter fake news and misinformationlast_img read more

There are two kinds of parents in modern America

first_imgThere are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.The “carpenter” thinks that his or her child can be molded. “The idea is that if you just do the right things, get the right skills, read the right books, you’re going to be able to shape your child into a particular kind of adult,” she says.The “gardener,” on the other hand, is less concerned about controlling who the child will become and instead provides a protected space to explore. The style is all about “creating a rich, nurturant but also variable, diverse, dynamic ecosystem.”Gopnik, a psychology and philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says that many parents are carpenters but they should really be cultivating that garden. She spent decades researching children’s development and found that parents often focus too much on who their children will be as adults. The harm in that approach, she says, is that parents and their offspring may become anxious, tense or unhappy.”We’re so concerned about how these children are going to turn out that we’re unwilling to give them the autonomy that they need to be able to take risks and go out and explore the world,” she says.Ironically, the less that mothers and fathers worry about outcomes, she says, the better their children may fare in life.Gopnik spoke with NPR’s Hidden Brain about her book and her view of the flaws in modern parenting.Interview HighlightsOn the changing role of parentsFor as long as we’ve been human, the whole village has been involved in caring for children. By the time you were ready to have children yourself, you’d had lots of practical experience in caring for children.In the 20th century, families got smaller. People got to be more mobile and people had children at a later age. For the first time, people were having children who hadn’t had much experience of caring for children but had lots of experience of going to school and working. It was kind of natural for people to think, “OK, this is like going to school and working. And if I can just find the right manual or the right secret handbook, I’m going to succeed at this task the same way that I succeeded in my classes or I succeeded at my job.”On the uniquely long childhood of humansWe sort of take it for granted that children need to be taken care of for a long time. Having that long period of childhood gave you this protected period where you could move from one village to another. And childhood gave you a chance to master that new environment. A lot of the things that seem kind of strange about children — the fact that they’re simultaneously so creative, so imaginative, so exploratory and yet so bad at taking care of themselves — kind of fit that picture.On the benefits of not instructing toddlers[An experiment] was done by [researchers] Elizabeth Bonawitz and Laura Schulz. What they found was that if you gave a complicated toy to a 4-year-old, they find all the things that it could do. It could squeak, had a mirror, it had a light. But when the experimenter said, “This is my toy, I’m going to show you how it works,” and did one thing, like squeak the squeaker, children were much less likely to explore. What they did, rationally, was squeak the squeaker — what the adult had demonstrated.On what we can learn from robots that are built to “play” It turns out that a very good way of getting a machine to learn is to give it an early period where it can just play. If you gave a robot a chance to just dance around, figure out what its limbs could do and then you gave it a specific job, like, ‘Go and pick up this piece of cloth,” the robot was more resilient.That’s a good model for the things that play can do in general. If you want someone to be flexible, to say, “OK, I didn’t learn how to do this particular thing, but now can I apply what I did to something else,” then play really seems to play a deep role.On how Silicon Valley gets itFamously, Google gives their employees a day off to do whatever they want and Pixar has playhouses as part of their environment. I think the value of that kind of playful exploration is something that people in the tech world get.On making pancakes with her grandsonOne of the great joys of life is cooking with 2- and 3-year-olds. But of course they’re extremely inefficient. So when [my grandson] Augie’s whipping egg whites, [we] end up having egg white fresco all over the walls, and he’s doing it in a way that is not nearly as efficient as it would be for me to do it myself. But it’s interesting that if you look across cultures, what caregivers often do is not give their child instructions on what to do but let them participate. So let them take on a piece like whipping the eggs.Your Turn: Share Your Parenting StoryParents make mistakes. It comes with the job. What do you wish you had known about raising kids before becoming a parent?Read this post for inspiration, then share your story on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #HowToRaiseAHuman. We are collecting stories until June 30. We may feature your post on NPR. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

FAA CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

first_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Nina Zipkin January 13, 2015 FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue –sharescenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Legal Though tech companies like Amazon and Google haven’t had the easiest time getting their drones off the ground, this week, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) gave CNN the go ahead to start flying.The news network struck an agreement with the FAA that will allow them to use drones in their reporting. CNN, whose headquarters are based in Atlanta, will work with Georgia Tech Research Institute to test out the drones, study them and share their findings with the agency about best practices over the next 12 to 24 months, the Wall Street Journal reports.Related: France’s Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail DeliveryThough the FAA has largely banned the commercial use of drones to this point (hobbyists are in the clear, but the FAA states they cannot sell any footage they take), leading companies like Amazon to conduct their tests abroad, the agency has granted a few exemptions.Last week, the FAA issued two permits for drone use: one to a company called Advanced Aviation Solutions in Spokane, Wash. for “crop scouting” and another to real-estate agent Doug Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Ariz. to photograph properties that are for sale.Related: For Commercial Drones, the Biggest Questions Remain UnansweredAs of last week, the FAA had received 214 exemption requests from businesses, and has granted 12 exemptions to 11 companies in industries ranging from architecture to film. Because filmmakers who want to use drones have to let the FAA know three days prior to a shoot, CNN doesn’t think it makes sense to use the device for breaking news. The news organization did suggest the FAA alter its stance and change the drone regulations to something similar to helicopter requirements, so it can cover this type of fast-moving news.Though CNN is the first news organization to legally utilize drones in the U.S., others are likely not far behind. Last year 14 media companies, including the New York Times Co. and the Tribune Co. filed a legal brief which argued that the government’s ban on the commercial use of drones violated First Amendment rights.Related: Major Financial Services Company Considers Using Drones in Inventive Way Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Apply Now »last_img read more

Google Reportedly Building InHouse Startup Incubator Area 120

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. April 25, 2016 Add to Queue Register Now » If you’re a Googler with a great idea, then you’ve probably spent a few hours, if not a decent chunk of time, writing out a bunch of pro / con lists: Do you stay at Google, where you might be making a pretty good salary and have some great benefits (and food), or do you quit, follow your dreams, and try to make it big among the fairly competitive Silicon Valley startup landscape?Why not both?According to multiple reports, Google is now creating its own in-house startup incubator called Area 120. Though its name sounds a little X-Files, how it works is pretty simple. Googlers who are looking to team up and launch a brand-new business can apply to join Area 120 by submitting a business plan to Google. If selected, the team will get to work on its idea full-time for a certain amount of time — and, no, we’re not sure what that means for a person’s actual job responsibilities during that time. Presumably, Google would be weighing the importance of one’s Google job versus the potential success (or interesting aspects of) one’s business plan.These internal startups of-sorts will also be able to pitch Google for funding. If successful, Google will help them launch their company — breaking them out from under Google’s wing entirely. In doing so, Google becomes an early-stage investor (at least) for whatever the team has built. While we don’t yet know what Google gets back in terms of ROI for its investment, we can only assume that Google will also financially benefit from any startups that end up becoming The Next Big Thing. That is, of course, assuming that this “20 percent time” concept even exists anymore — some maintain that it’s simply too difficult for some employees to put their real jobs on hold while they explore potentially more creative pursuits. Yet, now they’ll be able to form startups if their ideas are good enough.Interestingly enough, Area 120’s headquarters won’t be down at Google’s main Mountain View campus. According to Business Insider, Area 120 will be located at one of Google’s San Francisco office buildings. And the name, for those curious, is a reference to Google’s “20 percent time” concept, whereby employees are encouraged to spend part of their full-time jobs working on projects that they find intellectually stimulating (and beneficial to Google).Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz will head up Area 120. The former is currently Google’s vice president of corporate development, and the latter is Google’s vice president for Photos and Streams. The new initiative should hopefully help Google to keep new ideas and startups under its wing, as opposed to losing key talent (and these ideas) when industrious employees want to branch out and try their own either on their own or as part of another company. 3 min readcenter_img Incubators David Murphy Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Google Reportedly Building In-House Startup Incubator, ‘Area 120’ Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

TechBytes with Lance Neuhauser CEO 4C Insights

first_imgAbout LanceAbout 4C InsightsAbout Lance Tell us about your recent announcement about acquiring stakes in iQ Media?We’ve made an investment and formed a new company called Kinetiq that combines iQ Media with 4C’s Teletrax. Kinetiq will operate independently and represents the world’s largest unified TV intelligence network. At 4C, we’re focused on building the leading self-service software for brands to execute video-centric marketing and optimize business outcomes. We have an unprecedented foundation of data science, engineering, and technology development that allows us to deliver value to our clients invest in our futures together. Our roots trace back more than 30 years with my co-founder Dr. Alok Choudhary and his ground-breaking research in computational science. He was working with big data before we knew to call it that! Alok will be the Chairman of the Board for Kinetiq so he’ll be able to help steward the new company and ensure it delivers on its promise.What is Kinetiq and how could 4C customers benefit from this platform?Kinetiq offers paid and earned media measurement, monitoring and signaling across local, national and global markets. The combination of Teletrax and iQ Media provides value to video content providers, sports federations, broadcasters, brands, agencies and software partners. Kinetiq clients gain the ability to evaluate and measure TV and video with the same speed, accuracy and agility as digital media. As for 4C, data and insights from Kinetiq are automatically integrated into our Scope platform so marketers can analyze performance for their brands, benchmark against competitors, and immediate update campaigns to improve results.How do you keep up with the highly-disruptive Adtech industry?4C prides itself on having a highly agile team. One of our core values at 4C is adaptability, meaning we don’t just accept change, we don’t just embrace it, we create it. Consumer behavior is changing rapidly, with the ability to capture attention becoming increasingly difficult with the sheer amount of content to choose between. 4C is disrupting the industry by empowering brands to take control of their data and deploy it across channels with the power of sight, sound, and motion. We can truly understand each brand’s audience, content, channel, and brand preferences in order to reach consumers where they are most likely to respond. .As the realities of media, advertising, and technology continue to evolve, we’re constantly looking for ways to give our clients an edge.What are the biggest factors impacting the current state of TV Advertising? How much has TV analytics evolved in the last two years?TV advertising has long been the biggest opportunity for brands to reach large audiences, but it’s been limited to the advertisers with the biggest budgets. The democratization of TV advertising through advanced TV solutions is allowing brands with smaller budgets to get into the TV game and is therefore changing the balance so that brands with the best grasp of data-driven advertising now have the upper hand. Industry players are adapting to these changes at different paces, which means that an industry-wide standard of planning and measurement for advanced TV is yet to be set in stone. For those brands, networks, and technology providers who are leading the change, cross-channel analytics mirroring those in digital have begun to bolster traditional TV analytics. At the end of the day, though, it all comes down to proving an impact on business outcomes and our approach at 4C is to help brands BYOD (bring-your-own-data) to the table to measure effectiveness.How is TV Advertising intelligence different from other cross-channel adtech platforms?Kinetiq’s TV intelligence goes well beyond advertising. It includes earned media, branded content, program sponsorships, logo integration, etc. This enables a full 360 view of the return on marketing investment. With this information ingested into the Scope by 4C platform we can make the intelligence immediately actionable through bespoke audience targeting and real-time campaign optimization.Thank you for answering all our questions! TechBytes with Lance Neuhauser, CEO, 4C Insights Sudipto GhoshMay 6, 2019, 5:24 pmMay 6, 2019 4c insightsLance NeuhauserMarketing TechnologyTechBytesTechBytes Interview Series Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Ravi Chalaka, CMO, JifflenowNext ArticleJunxure Announces Deep Integrations with Orion, Constant Contact and MyRepChat 4C is global marketing technology company that delivers a unified platform for audience intelligence and media activation. Leading brands, global agencies, and media owners trust the Scope by 4C platform to identify their most valuable audiences and reach them across channels and devices. With nearly $2 billion in annualized advertising spend running through Scope, 4C enables self-service activation on Apple News, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, NBCUniversal, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter as well as TV synced ads via display, search, social, and video. The company also provides paid, earned, and owned media analytics leveraging its Teletrax™ television monitoring network which detects over 400 million TV asset airings on an annual basis. Founded in 2011 and based in Chicago, 4C has staff in 16 worldwide locations across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the Philippines. About 4C Insights Lance Neuhauser is CEO of 4C, a global leader in data science and marketing technology that delivers self-service software for brands to execute video-centric advertising and optimize business outcomes.Leading marketers, global agencies, and media owners trust the Scope by 4C™ platform to identify their most valuable consumers and reach them across channels and devices. With nearly $2 billion in annualized advertising spend running through Scope, 4C enables unified audiences, activation, and analytics on linear television, social media, over-the-top content, and digital commerce.Lance is a big believer in the application of data-driven strategy. Early in his career, he recognized that traditional advertising is broken as it focuses on demographics, not real people. Lance formed 4C to address this gap and help marketers achieve their goals through mining TV and social data for insights and connecting it across channels and screens.Prior to 4C, Lance founded The Echo System, served as EVP, U.S. Director of Digital at PHD Media, and was Co-Founder & Managing Director of Resolution Media, which sold to Omnicom.last_img read more