Afcon spectacle just days away

first_imgSouth African fan spirit is on a high as they prepare to host the 2013 Afcon.(Image: Formore free images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• South African Football Association+27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 494 3522Ray MaotaThe Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is only days away, and the South African national team Bafana Bafana as well as the Ministry of Sport are urging fans to don their yellow jerseys and get behind the team and the event.Bafana are playing their last warm-up match against Algeria at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 12 January – fresh from a 0 – 1 defeat by Norway on 8 January in Cape Town, where they displayed a lot of goal poaching character, although they couldn’t rattle the net.Bafana plays Cape Verde in the opening match on 19 January at the National Stadium at Nasrec, in the south of Johannesburg.Norway is ranked 24 in the Fifa World Rankings, while Algeria and South Africa rank 19 and 87 respectively. Ace up the sleeveBafana’s head coach Gordon Igesund heaped praise on Platinum Stars midfielder Thuso Phala after the Norway match, saying he was an “ace up his sleeve”.Igesund said: “Just because he plays for a smaller team like Platinum Stars, and a lot of people don’t get to see him, doesn’t mean he is not a good player. He is quick and he is an out-and-out winger.”Bongani Khumalo, Bafana’s captain, said: “We will have to keep working hard, but there were lots of positives in this game (against Norway), like the way we moved the ball. We played a good brand of football, but maybe at times we should get uglier in the box and gamble. But these are the things we will work on.” Fans showing African spiritHundreds of fans gathered in Sandton on 9 January outside the Nelson Mandela Square in true African spirit, for the official 10-day countdown till the start of the tournament.“Go and do us proud. We release you to go and compete with the best in the world,” said Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who asked South Africans to show the spirit of ubuntu to other soccer-lovers who will be visiting during Afcon.When South Africa last hosted the tournament in 1996 they triumphed, beating Tunisia 2-0 in the final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Their supporters are hoping for more of the same in 2013. Afcon groupsThere are four groups in the 22-day sporting event that will also see two South African referees – Daniel Bennett and Zakhele Siwela – officiating at some of the matches.The groups are:· Group A: South Africa; Cape Verde; Angola; Morocco.· Group B: Ghana; Mali; Niger; Democratic Republic of Congo.· Group C: Zambia; Nigeria; Burkina Faso; Ethiopia.· Group D: Tunisia; Algeria; Togo; Côte d’Ivoire.The National Stadium will host the opening and final matches, while the other matches will be played at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit; Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth; Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg; and Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.The Bafana squad is made up of:· Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune; Senzo Meyiwa; Wayne Sandilands.· Defenders: Bongani Khumalo; Siyabonga Sangweni; Thabo Nthethe; Anele Ngcongca; Siboniso Gaxa; Tshepo Masilela; Thabo Matlaba.· Midfielders: Kagisho Dikgacoi; Dean Furman; Reneilwe Letsholonyane; Oupa Manyisa; May Mahlangu; Thulani Serero; Lerato Chabangu; Thuso Phala; Siphiwe Tshabalala.· Strikers: Bernard Parker; Katlego Mphela; Tokelo Rantie; Lehlohonolo Majoro.After choosing the squad, Igesund said: “It’s very unfortunate that I could not have all the players in the squad as the Confederation of African Football rules stipulate that only 23 will be needed for the tournament.“No matter how much we try, we can’t please all the people in the selection process, but I believe we have chosen the best that will represent this country well in Afcon 2013.” Public viewing placesThe Gauteng provincial government has earmarked seven public viewing areas for fans to enjoy the tournament spectacle from.These are in Orange Farm in the south of Johannesburg; the informal settlement of Diepsloot near Fourways, north of the city; Ivory Park in Tembisa on the East Rand; Diepkloof in Soweto; Sedibeng in the Vaal, Tshwane and Merafong in the Carltonville area.MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Lebogang Maile told Sowetan: “The public viewing areas were a resounding success during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which is why we have decided to bring them back for Afcon.”last_img read more

Meet the Presenter – Jessica M Lowe, MPH RD CSP | Ketogenic Dietitian

first_imgJessica M Lowe, MPH RD CSP | Ketogenic DietitianDepartment of Neurology | Keck School of Medicine | University of Southern CaliforniaDivision Child Neurology | LAC+USC Medical CenterJessica is our presenter for our upcoming webinar The Ketogenic Diet – is it another fad?, Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 am ET.Jessica Lowe received her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics at CSU Chico, Masters in Public Health at UCLA and completed her dietetic internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jessica not only has extensive pediatric experience including but not limited to feeding difficulties, g-tube management and special pediatric populations, she is also credentialed in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP). She is continuing her education at Rutgers University and is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition.For the past 6 years, Jessica has been the Ketogenic Dietitian at Department of Neurology of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Division of Pediatric Neurology of Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Our program is the only Los Angeles County Department of Health Services hospital with proven expertise in dietary treatments for epilepsy. Jessica is proud to be part of a team who made nutritional interventions for epilepsy accessible to populations who classically otherwise would not. She continues to be part of the team at USC working to expand our program to serve adults across our expansive medical campuses to ensure dietary access across socioeconomic and cultural divides.Jessica is actively involved in the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently serving as the Co-Chair for the Policy Committee.last_img read more

Ceres left with mountain to climb after away leg

first_imgThe Busmen absorbed a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Tajikistan champion Istiklol in the first leg of their inter-zone semifinal tie on Tuesday, leaving them with a mountain to climb at Panaad Stadium in three weeks time.On a chilly night in the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, Ceres, the Asean zonal champion, struggled to cope against a relentless Istiklol side that made the most of its physical advantage by hassling and harrying the visitors at Hisor Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I thought we could have done better, but we will give them a good fight at home,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We’re not giving up just yet.”Panaad has been a fortress for visiting teams with Ceres coming away with big wins in the group stage including a 6-2 win over Hanoi and a 5-0 demolition of Tampines. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Istiklol got a goal each from Akhtam Nazarov and Romish Dhzalilov in the first half, before a second half brace from Manuchehr Dhzalilov ensured the Tajiks go into the second leg on Sept. 12 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City with a comfortable advantage.A 5-0 win at home will allow the Busmen to advance, but a 4-0 scoreline will send the tie to extra time. But with the way the Tajik champions dominated the first leg, it seems the Busmen would need a miracle for that to happen.It was a tough reality check for the Busmen as they paid dearly for another sub-par away performance.Nazarov opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 25th minute after Kota Kawase brought down Dimitri Barkov inside the area. Romish Dhzalilov doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime with a clinical strike that left Roland Muller with no chance.The Busmen hardly threatened in the first half as Istiklol controlled proceedings, pressing high and winning the ball early.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stags battle Bombers minus star Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games HISOR—Sensational at home in the AFC Cup, it looks like Ceres Negros will need to top all of those performances to survive this latest challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Andros drug bust 3M in marijuana seized

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 9, 2017 – Andros – Nearly $3M in marijuana was uncovered by Bahamian Police in Fresh Creek, Andros after a search of bushes led to the discovery of 78 large packages containing the illegal drug.Senior Superintendent Stephen Dean called it a “a significant blow to the operations of drug traffickers” after the North Andros Division on August Monday holiday met a go fast boat, apparently run aground and then searched nearby bushes where they found the marijuana.   Three men were arrested and investigations continue.#MagneticMediaNews#Androsdrugbust#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros Related Items:#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros, #Androsdrugbust, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

PayPal agrees to invest 500M in Uber as it extends partnership

first_img Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Now playing: Watch this: $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags 7 PayPal Uber,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Boost Mobile $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice See at Turo See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Angela Lang/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Amazon $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET Post a comment $299 at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice 1:23 See It Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET See it How to use PayPal in the iOS App Store I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $520 at HP $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review PayPal is extending its partnership with Uber to the tune of $500 million. Getty Images PayPal on Friday revealed that it’ll pump $500 million into Uber as it extends a partnership the companies have maintained since 2013.As part of the extension, the online payment company will look into developing the ride-hailing service’s digital wallet.PayPal boss Dan Schulman mentioned that deal in a LinkedIn post early Friday.”This is another significant milestone on our journey to be a platform partner of choice, helping to enable global commerce by connecting the world’s leading marketplaces and payment networks,” he wrote.Uber didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on the PayPal announcement. Earlier this month, the company’s self-driving tech group got a $1 billion investment led by Toyota and it publicly filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential $120 billion initial public offering. On Friday, it set an IPO price range of $44 to $50 a share. $6 at Tidal Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Best Buy $999 $60 at Best Buy See at Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sprint Turo $999 The Cheapskate Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Comments What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 Apple iPhone XS Tech Industry Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Rylo 0 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160)last_img read more

Porsche rolls out its own car insurance in Illinois and Oregon

first_img Post a comment Car Industry Car Culture 5 things you need to know about the 2018 Porsche 911… 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a superhero 54 Photos 2020 Volvo XC90 first drive: An improvement worth subscribing to More From Roadshow Porsche Preview • 2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: Best of the best? Enlarge ImageIt’s fair to say that most insurers don’t really understand the enthusiast side of things, so this is a smart move on Porsche’s part. Andrew Krok/Roadshow Barring exceptions for antique vehicles and contraptions of that ilk (think Hagerty), car insurance is, for the most part, kind of a one-size-fits-all sort of industry. Creating insurance products tailored to specific brands hasn’t really been explored all that much, which is why Porsche has decided to take that route and offer its owners something unique and, above all, helpful.Porsche on Thursday announced that it is launching a mileage-based car insurance program. In its news release, Porsche said this insurance, offered in partnership with Mile Auto, “meets the unique needs of Porsche drivers by limiting costs to actual miles driven, plus a low base rate.” After all, not every Porsche owner is driving the industry average of 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year.Porsche’s car insurance will track the mileage of each vehicle in a ridiculously simple way: Just take a photo of the odometer and send it to Porsche. There’s no app or tracking device necessary, which Porsche says will be a benefit to an owner’s privacy. There are other benefits, too. Having Porsche’s own insurance means that repairs stemming from claims will always use genuine parts, because Porsche isn’t out to devalue its own cars. There’s also a dedicated claims concierge for when things go wrong. The automaker also offers agreed value coverage, which means Porsche will pay out an agreed-upon value for the car in the event of a total loss. That last bit is especially important for owners of older or collector cars.Porsche Auto Insurance will be offered to owners of 1981 models or newer, so long as the vehicles are housed in Illinois and Oregon. As time goes on, Porsche will expand its offering to include additional states, but it did not offer up a timeline for doing so. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything bettercenter_img 0 Porsche Share your voice 2:13 More about 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Staying relevant in a changing segment Tags Review • 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S: One punch Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Roger Federer Rafael Nadal angry with Novak Djokovic Serb tries to calm

first_imgNovak Djokovic made light of a reported rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on March 20 saying that he welcomes the decision taken by the two tennis legends regarding the ouster of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.Djokovic is the current president of the ATP player’s council and he was elected to the position ahead of the 2018 edition of the US Open. The Serb was one of those vociferously pushing for the ouster of Kermode who has been voted out of his role as chairman of the ATP and will leave chair at the end of this year. This move was supposedly made without consulting either Federer or Nadal and the Swiss was not too pleased about the situation.Federer had said that he was not “chasing” Djokovic for an explanation but at Indian Wells made no bones about how it was “hard to understand” why Djokovic turned down a request to discuss the situation. The world number 1, on his part, says that he welcomes the input of the Spaniard and Swiss legends. Nadal and Federer during Laver Cup Day 1 actionMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images”We welcome them as well as anyone else who wants to join the political discussions,” Djokovic said ahead of the ATP Miami Open. “The player council is only part of the structure. We are not part of the board or deciding anything. We are in consultation and collaboration with player board representatives.”The Serb said that Nadal and Federer have long been icons of their sport and their opinions are of utmost importance to anyone related to tennis. “Federer and Nadal have been icons of our sport for so many years and their opinions are extremely important to everyone. If they want to be active and part of it, either officially or unofficially, I think it’s only positive for us.””I saw Roger today. We were cutting the ribbon at the opening of the center court. We had a small chat but there was no time to talk about the political stuff. Hopefully we will have time in the next few days to go through some things.”Nadal had earlier stated that a decision as big as the removal of the chairman should have been taken after consulting everyone. The Spaniard was obviously displeased that he was not contacted and could not voice his opinion on the matter. But Djokovic maintained that he has seen no change in the attitude towards him.”I have not noticed anything from their side or from mine,” Djokovic said. “It’s not necessary for people to create any tensions or divisions between us. On the contrary, I have a good relationship with both of them. We always respected each other. We are rivals of course so it’s hard to be friends. We need an open dialogue and for people to have different opinions. That’s what a democratic society is. We all try and be part of that.” Novak Djokovic felt let down by the ATP.Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesThe Serb said that he, along with certain other players, had grown frustrated with the system which was constantly failing them and that prompted the change.”It’s frustrating for me personally and other players who have been part of the structure because it has failed us many times,” he said. “And many times when top players wanted to be involved and be heard they felt like everything they have said was not really followed through in a way it was supposed to be.” Close Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic Wins Final Over Rafael Nadallast_img read more

5 get death for rape double murder

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA Khulna tribunal on Tuesday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a female private bank official after gang-rape and her father in 2015, reports UNB.The convicts are — Saiful Islam Pitil, 30, Shariful, 27, Mohamamd Liton, 28, Abu Syed, 25, and Azizur Rahman Palash, 26, of Labanchhara in the city. Of them, Shariful was tried in absentia.According to the prosecution, the convicts used to stalk Parvin Sultana, 29, a former official of a private bank and daughter of Elias Ali of Buro Moulvir Darga in the city, on her way to home from the bank.On 18 September 2015, the convicts swooped on the house of Parvin, breaking open the door and strangulated Elias to death.Later, they entered the room of Parvin and killed her after raping her in turns.They also looted valuables from the house and dumped the bodies into the septic tank of the house before leaving.Rezaul Alam Chowdhury, brother of the victim, filed two cases with Labanchhara police station on the following day.Police submitted charge sheet against five people in 2016 in the two cases.After examining records and 22 witnesses, Khulna Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 judge Mohammad Mohiduzzaman handed down the verdict.last_img read more

BuzzFeeds First Live Event Will Feature Lil Nas X JoJo Siwa Viral

first_imgBuzzFeed is going IRL by staging its first live event — a variety-style show in New York it’s billing as an in-real-life version of scrolling through your social feed.Headlining BuzzFeed’s Internet Live is a musical performance by Lil Nas X, whose chart-topping song “Old Town Road” has become a viral phenomenon, along with an appearance by JoJo Siwa, the 16-year-old YouTube and Nickelodeon star. The program’s lineup includes other influencers and BuzzFeed personalities, including Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Nicole Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick of MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”However, BuzzFeed isn’t going to make money directly from its inaugural Internet Live: It’s not charging for tickets and doesn’t have any sponsorship deals for the event. The invitation-only show will take place Thursday, July 25, at New York City’s Webster Hall. Down the road, BuzzFeed hopes to produce ticketed events and generate revenue from brand integrations in live shows. “We haven’t really dipped our toe into experiential touchpoints yet, and we thought the best way to do that would be to bring alive the best of the internet,” Kaufman said.For digital influencers, touring live shows have become bankable business extension. But it remains to be seen how big a draw BuzzFeed would be able to get for an IRL agglomeration of internet influencers and memes — the prospect of the internet coming to life in front of your eyes isn’t everyone’s idea of an entertaining night out.The move into live events for BuzzFeed comes as CEO Jonah Peretti has emphasized the need for the company to diversify revenue beyond advertising, coming after it laid off 15% of its workforce earlier in the year.For the show at Webster Hall next week, BuzzFeed is issuing invites to talent partners, influencers, employees and some advertising clients. It expects about 500 attendees. The event (featuring an open bar) will run for about an hour, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on July 25.BuzzFeed isn’t planning to live-stream Internet Live. Rather, producers will edit the program down to a 20-30 minute video and distribute that across BuzzFeed channels on Aug. 4, along with breakout clips from the evening.Internet Live will encompass live interviews, interactive games and musical performances, with segments reflecting what’s trending online as well as tributes to nostalgic memes.In addition to Lil Nas X, JoJo Siwa and the “Jersey Shore” trio, BuzzFeed’s Internet Live is slated to include appearances by Donté Colley, the social-media star known for his dance videos; Daniel Lara and Josh Holzz, who popularized the “Damn Daniel” meme; 9-year-old Ava Ryan, who creates comedy sketches on her mother’s YouTube channel; Zoe Roth, aka “Disaster Girl”; teen climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor; broadway star Shoshana Bean; actor-comedian Jason Nash; BuzzFeed multiplayer gamer Kelsey Impicciche, and stand-up comedian and BuzzFeed producer Eric Tabach. Popular on Variety ALL NEW! HOT LIPS 2 11 lipstick shades inspired by 11 incredible icons Ad by Charlotte Tilbury See More AdChoices ×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 VMA 2019 Fashion Moments: From Taylor Swift to Lizzo to Lil Nas X Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Turn Cowboy to Celebrate ‘Old Town Road’ CMA Nominations “We see this as an investment — we think this can become a significant business for BuzzFeed,” said CMO Ben Kaufman said. Related Internet Live will be executive produced by Alex Coletti and Frank Garritano of Show Shop, which produces the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (aired on HBO) and most recently produced the “Game of Thrones” farewell special hosted by Conan O’Brien. The event will be produced by Show Shop’s Gillian Appleby alongside BuzzFeed’s Ben Kaufman and Katie Notopoulos. The variety special will be written and curated by BuzzFeed writers, editors and producers.last_img read more

Striking a classical chord

first_imgAs an amalgamation of the four major classical dance forms of India – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Sattriya – Mudra (classical dance society) Shree was held at Stein Auditorium, IHC. The act was presented by the students of Lady Shri Ram College For Women and  choreographed by the  renowned Kathak exponent Vidha Lal.Shree attempted to portray the true strength and grit of women in our much celebrated mythological epics and texts, focusing namely on – Radha, Draupadi, Meera, Urmila and Chitrangada. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Odissi depicted the life of Urmila, the untold story of her sacrifice, how she was the most ideal wife and a devoted daughter in law. Sattriya  portrayed Meera Bai, the ardent follower and devotee of Lord Krishna. Kathak  showcased Radha, the most beautiful of all goddesses. Bharatanatyam sculpted the story of Draupadi, the one who emerged from fire, was volcanic and could reduce her enemies to ashes. The concluding finale, which was an amalgam of all the dance forms, portrayed Chitrangada, the warrior princess of Manipur. It was not only an event showcasing the eminence of women empowerment, but was also an attempt to contribute to the promotion and celebration of performing arts. It is an attempt to bring alive the country’s rich heritage with aesthetics of dance and music. The evening also had the following performances – Sattriya recital  by Anita Sharma and Aarhie Kaushak, Instrumental recital by Amar Sangam and Kathak recital by Vidha Lal.last_img read more