爱上海,上海419论坛,上海龙凤419 – Powered by Brooklynn Wilbert!

Simon Jenkins to be new chairman of the National Trust

Posted on by

first_imgThe National Trust now has over 3.6 million members, and over 50,000 volunteers. His books England’s Thousand Best Houses and England’s Thousand Best Churches have been bestsellers. He is now writing a book on the buildings of Wales. Advertisement Simon Jenkins to be new chairman of the National Trust About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Journalist and author Simon Jenkins has been appointed as the next chairman of the National Trust. He succeeds Sir William Proby and will take up the three-year appointment in November.A former editor of The Times and the London Evening Standard, Jenkins has long championed conservation causes. He founded the Railway Heritage Trust, was a founder member of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and the Thirties Society, and has worked to protect the London skyline. He was deputy chairman of English Heritage and a Millennium Commissioner and today chairs the trust publishing the Pevsner guides. Tagged with: Celebrity Management Recruitment / people Dame Fiona Reynolds, the Director General, said: “This is a terrific appointment for the Trust. Simon is a hugely respected public figure with a deep understanding of what we do and a passion to move it forward. He will be a powerful advocate for our work and we all look forward to welcoming him.” Howard Lake | 7 July 2008 | News  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.nationaltrust.org.uk He claims to have visited every one of the Trust’s houses in England and Wales.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Bild: Croatia is among the eight countries that German tourists could visit this summer

Posted on by

first_imgThere are also various other factors, from fear of travel, declining spending and financial power, lack of vacations, etc.… Measures are slowly being planned or are already being relaxed in each country, which means there will be a strong narrative of each country (buy and travel locally) in order to start the local economy as soon as possible, which is currently an imperative. It is in this segment that the Germans are very much aware of the need to strengthen the local economy. Of course, one should be aware and realistic, until a vaccine or cure is found, we cannot expect a recovery in tourism, which will surely last from that moment for 2-3 years. In the current situation, we also cannot expect large tourist traffic and tourist activity, but we should certainly look at it and be optimistic, ie do our best to catch some tourist traffic. That is why we need to react quickly and be ready, listen to the situation in every market and be proactive. Of course, to emphasize once again, one should be optimistic and do everything to activate the tourist market, as always, but one should also be aware of the realistic framework. This tourist year needs to be crossed, at least when it comes to some big tourist numbers, and if the situation gives us a chance, of course we need to embrace it and do everything in our power. But also our long coast has too many places and coves for distance as well as smaller tourist destinations. Certainly the demand will be for houses and villas with swimming pools, especially those in rural areas and away from city centers, as well as active holidays and the interior. Certainly, such texts and advertisements in the most widely read and extremely influential German newspapers are a big plus. And just a great foundation, if and when the situation is further improved in an optimistic scenario, to direct promotional budgets to save from the tourist season what to save that. / / / A VIEW FROM GERMANY: IF YOU TRAVEL ACROSS BORDERS AT ALL, THE GOAL WILL BE A EUROPEAN COUNTRY But we must also be aware of the question of when and if it will open borders. As Capak recently stated, borders will be opened only if the situation in other countries is stable, ie if it is better than in our country. Certainly, regional travel will be in trend in the coming years, not so far from your home. Here, as a car destination, we certainly have an advantage. Also, after more than a month of quarantine, self-isolation, psychological fear and negative news, of course, everyone has a very strong desire to travel, to finally “breathe”. But what will be the real rational desire to travel when it comes during that time we will see. One is desire and the other is reality. However, fear is the strongest and the main opponent of tourism. / / / GERMANY AS OUR MAIN BROADCASTING MARKET, RECOVERY EXPECTED ONLY IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER Also, in addition to Bild, today it is German state television ZDF in the morning program reported on Croatia, and they released and staff from the new CNTB campaign #CroatiaLongDistanceLove. BILD: So will Croatia leave our vacation Factors that will play a role Prema article the most widely read German newspaper picture, Croatia is one of eight countries that German tourists could visit this summer. This fear is further expressed for families with children. And that’s why it’s important to be close to some hospital center, and the islands in this story are extra risky, because of the distance and without a direct road connection to the mainland. Despite the uncertain situation in which it is not known whether tourist trips can be realized, Bild singled out eight countries that could be desirable destinations for German tourists this summer, namely: Croatia, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Tunisia, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. Namely, Bild believes that these countries have responded well to the pandemic and that they could be ready for the arrival of tourists by the summer. The situation is changing from day to day, and we should react accordingly. At the moment, no one can say for sure what the weather will be like in September, and how the whole coronavirus situation will develop. Admittedly, epidemiologists expect a second wave of spread sometime in September, but for now, scientists and epidemiologists from around the world still have too many questions and assumptions and too few answers. / / / ISLIVING THE MOOD OF AUSTRIAN TOURISTS AND THE IMPACT ON THE SUMMER SEASON IN CROATIA Until May 03, a warning to citizens not to travel abroad is in force in Germany, and by the end of April it will be decided whether the recommendations will be extended. Certainly, Switzerland and Austria are also counting on German tourists, who in the context of the current need for social distance, active vacation, nature, ecology have a strong trump card. As well as the fact that the destinations are closer than us. BILD: Wo man im sommer trotz Corona Urlaub machen kann Also, Bild ranked the chances of tourist trips in these countries, and Croatia and Greece are in the category of “good chances”. Austria and Switzerland are in the “very likely” holiday category, while other countries are in the “likely” category. It is stated that Croatia introduced strict measures in the fight against the virus in a timely manner, which was a good decision that paid off. Director of the CNTB in Germany Romeo Draghicchio believes that in Croatia there are many accommodations in which it is possible to maintain a distance between guests. “Croatia is in a good position due to its accessibility by car via Austria and Slovenia, and if these countries open their borders, air flights are also possible.Draghiccho points out. last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Christmas guides Orange to come-from-behind win

Posted on by

first_imgOne week after playing what Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim called his worst half of the year, center Rakeem Christmas helped deliver the Orange a victory in its first Atlantic Coast Conference game as a member school.Christmas shined in the paint to keep the otherwise offensively lifeless Orange in the game during the second half before igniting the team’s comeback run with a big block on Hurricanes 7-foot center Tonye Jekiri.“He’s worked hard in practice,” Boeheim said. “I think there’s some opportunities for us to get him (the ball) there. We need to work on that and get better at that. I think he is certainly capable of scoring around the basket.”’Christmas finished with eight points and seven rebounds in No. 2 SU’s 49-44 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He missed a couple easy shots and lost a handful of close rebounds, but was arguably the determining factor down the stretch as SU rebounded from a six-point deficit with 12:23 to play. In a season where he’s received more wrath from Boeheim than any other player in games, it was finally Christmas’ turn to shine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We got down and I just wanted to go back in there, get strong and make big plays,” Christmas said. “And it got our team going.”He put back a C.J. Fair miss in traffic with 7:19 left and backed down Jekiri two possessions later for a close-range hook.While Trevor Cooney went 2-for-12 from beyond the arc and C.J. Fair failed to score for a 17-minute, 33-second stretch, Christmas stepped up offensively. Then he carried that momentum to the defensive side of the court, where he has struggled throughout the start of the year.Christmas made the defensive play of the game, turning away Jekiri. A rejection that Fair said got the Orange over the hump.“Rakeem made the key play when he went back and got that lob,” Boeheim said. “He made a huge play there.”With sophomore center DaJuan Coleman hampered by a left leg contusion, Christmas’ improved play will be crucial for Syracuse as it continues into conference play.If the offense that developed early in the season is joined by consistent rebounding and defensive efficiency, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with late in games.“We just come together as a team,” Christmas said. “We want to play hard when the game’s close like that.” Comments Published on January 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Confederations Cup 2017: 11 transfer targets to watch out for

Posted on by

first_img 11 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich and Germany) – Having already had spells with Stuttgart, and RB Leipzig in his young career, it’s understandable why the versatile youngster would want to remain with the Bundesliga behemoths this summer. But on the other hand, if he isn’t getting regular game-time, he might be forced to move on, with Manchester United currently interested in his services. Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow and Russia) – Versatile midfielder Golovin helped his team with the Russian Premier League last season and is now being linked with a move to Arsenal. He already has 12 senior international caps to his name and could improve on that number in his homeland. At 21, if he did sign for Arsenal there is a chance he could go out on loan upon arrival, with a spell under compatriot Leonid Slutskiy at Hull rumoured to help him acclimatise to England. Jurgen Damm (Tigres and Mexico) – If you like your players fast, Damm fits the bill perfectly. Often found vying for the title of fastest footballer on the planet, the Mexican is also linked with a move to West Ham this summer. Any positive performances in Russia may well entice David Gold and David Sullivan to part with their cash. 11 Antonio Rudiger (Roma and Germany) – New sporting director Monchi might be adamant the club will keep the German defender this summer, but Inter Milan and Chelsea are circling. The arrival of Hector Moreno from PSV Eindhoven would soften the blow suffered by Roma should Rudiger leave. 11 Hirving Lozano (Pachuca and Mexico) – A number of teams have been rumoured with interest in the talented winger but, while Manchester City, Man United, and Benfica have been linked with him, PSV Eindhoven are in pole position for his signature. If they do sign Lozano in the coming days, its worth fans keeping an eye on him as he may be on the move again in a year or two. Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen and Germany) – German starlet Brandt has received interest from Inter Milan, Liverpool, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea, if reports are to be believed. And it’s no surprise given his exceptional potential. Leverkusen has a tough campaign last time out, but he still managed eight assists and three goals, and he could shine for the national team in Russia. If he does move, though, he wants guarantees he will be a first-choice player, so it might be tough to entice him for some clubs. 11 11 William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon and Portgual) – It sees the defensive midfielder has spent most of his career so far linked with a move to the Premier League. Currently, West Brom and Newcastle United are the two teams currently looking at the player, but whether he will finally complete a transfer is yet to be seen. Nelson Semedo (Benfica and Portugal) – Having seen club mate Victor Lindelof depart for Manchester United, the talented right-back might fancy pushing through a move this summer too. The Red Devils have scouted Semedo too, while Barcelona have recently had interest reported in the media. 11 Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon and Portugal) – Liverpool have been one a number of sides interested in the Portuguese starlet, who is currently impressing Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United have also got some interest in the player but a huge £43m price tag threatens to be prohibitive. A winger capable of playing on both flanks, even Benfica president Domingos Estanislau claimed he could be the ‘future Cristiano Ronaldo’. 11 We’re a year away from the 2018 World Cup in Russia – and that means it is time for the Confederations Cup.That’s right, just when you thought football was done for the summer, there’s plenty more for you to feast on.There will be plenty of stars on show too, with Germany, Portugal, Mexico among the competing sides – and those squads a number of players will be looking to impress and earn a transfer.So which superstars are likely to be high on the agenda of scouts around Europe?Click the right arrow above to find out… 11 11 11 Hector Herrera (Porto and Mexico) – A superb central midfield star, capable of infusing strong box-to-box performances with flair, Herrera has previously been linked with Napoli and Liverpool. He’s all action, loves a tackle and is also able to dribble away from trouble with ease. Alongside Jonathan dos Santos he may be a hit in Russia. 11 Mathew Ryan (Valencia and Australia) – Ederson and Jordan Pickford are two goalkeepers who have already joined Premier League clubs this summer, and Ryan could join them. His time in Spain hasn’t gone to plan but the player is still a top performer, as proven by his good form in Belgium with Genk on loan this season. Brighton and Hove Albion want him to replace David Stockdale, while other Premier League teams may well be keeping an eye on him. last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Your Cells Work for You

Posted on by

first_img(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 At a cellular level, the human body has a dizzying array of workers.  Here are a few recent examples discovered.Most of us are completely unaware of what goes on in each cell of our bodies.  If we knew, we might take better care of our team.A protein rescues cellular factories when they get stuck.  (PhysOrg)Cell repair stops during cell division to keep telomeres from fusing together.  (Medical Xpress)The circadian clock is like a symphony with many conductors.  (PhysOrg)Your walking motors get turbo-charged when they join together.  (PNAS)One of your walking motors can wave its lever arm and get others to cooperate.  (PNAS)Your cellular trash cans go through a series of checks before compacting the trash.  (PNAS)Worried about hypermutation in your antibody genes?  Enhancers take care of it.  (Medical Xpress)Your stomach does spring cleaning by bleaching away its bacteria, but the good bacteria know how to survive.  (Live Science)Surprise: those precious multipotent stem cells scientists want from embryos are already present in many of your body tissues.  (PhysOrg)A student discovered a protein that protects “genomic integrity” during meiosis.  (Medical Xpress)Live Science posted descriptions of “10 Little-Known Body Parts” so that you can “Know Thyself Better.”  Reporter Bahar Gholipour found some interesting tidbits in the knee, eye, chest, voicebox, ear, fingernails, lip, backbone, skeleton, and stomach.  The only one suggested as an “evolutionary leftover” is the philtrum (medial cleft in the lip), but Gholipour ends, “However, scientists are still interested in this little body part because it is formed during specific embryonic ages, and an unusual form of the upper lip area is a clue to disruptions during the development of the fetus.”  Maybe there’s an undiscovered function for this part that is built during specific embryonic stages.The more you know about the Creator’s art, the more you should be grateful.  After all, gratitude reduces costly impatience, Science Daily claims.  Don’t be grateful because it’s less costly, but because it’s right.  Try to fathom how many things the Creator had to design when he created man from the dust.  It’s unfathomable.  We have an omnipotent, omniscient, all-wise Creator, who deserves our love, our gratitude, and our obedience.  Start by turning around.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Tourist arrivals continue to grow

Posted on by

first_img6 September 2010Foreign visitors to South Africa increased by more than 350 000 in the first four months of this year compared to the same period in 2009, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Speaking ahead of the launch of Tourism Month last week, Van Schalkwyk said that from January to April this year, foreign arrivals totalled more than 2.5-million, compared to approximately 2.2-million in 2009, representing a growth of 16.3 percent.“Our foreign arrivals continue to reflect the consistent growth of our tourism industry, and I have no doubt that 2010 is going to be a very successful year,” he said.Domestic tourism“We have always understood, however, that the backbone of any tourism industry is its domestic market. We will continue to promote the richness of our destination to South African travellers, and during Tourism Month we have a particular focus on showcasing our local tourism offerings,” he said.Approximately 14.6-million adult South Africans undertook about 30-million domestic trips in 2009, with a total annual spend of more than R22-billion. In 2009, 75 percent of all tourist volume in South Africa was derived from domestic tourists, making it by far the biggest segment of the industry.Van Schalkwyk said the figures were also less volatile than foreign tourism and offered the industry and the country’s economy a steady income stream.“South African Tourism’s Sho’t Left campaign is specifically aimed at making travelling more accessible and affordable for all South Africans. Over the last six years we have invested approximately R70-million … underlining the fact that we are serious about strengthening domestic tourism as the foundation of our industry.”South Africa will also commemorate World Tourism Day on 27 September, this year’s theme being “Tourism and Biodiversity”.“In South Africa, the majority of our tourism offerings are rich in biodiversity,” said South African Tourism CEO Thandiwe January Maclean.” It is important for each and every South African to preserve this in order to ensure that we have a sustainable tourism offering.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Mandela quotations book published

Posted on by

first_imgNelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations is a comprehensive resource on the sayings of South Africa’s former president.(Image: Janine Erasmus) The book contains over 2 000 quotations,gathered over six decades, and is expected to lower the many incidenceswhen Mandela is misquoted..(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang  NMF communications manager  +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Mvezo school a legacy of Mandela • Mandela a free man 21 years ago • New Mandela book released • SA families give back on Mandela Day • Mandela’s old offices restoresJanine ErasmusThe Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has published a new, authorised book of quotations from the respected former president – one they hope will help his many admirers to quote him accurately from now on.Nelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations was released at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 27 June 2011, and sales were brisk at the launch function.“We wanted this to be a book of substance,” said the centre’s memory programme head Verne Harris, “and one that wasn’t necessarily based on the well-established narrative of Mandela’s life.”Under the editorship of Mandela Foundation communications manager Sello Hatang and senior researcher Sahm Venter, the new book also aims to make the task of the foundation easier as it receives hundreds of phone calls every month from people wanting to confirm Mandela’s words of wisdom.Although small in size, the book contains over 2 000 sayings by the elder statesman, gathered over six decades. They’re categorised under keywords such as responsibility, humanity, reconciliation, prison, integrity and South Africa – 317 sections in all.The prison category is divided into 26 sub-sections, including comrades, loneliness, and reflections. The South Africa section has 13 sub-categories.The book also includes a timeline of important Mandela events, and a selection of books and documentaries that were used as references.Unpublished materialThe editors, who claim that Mandela is one of the most frequently quoted people in the world, guarantee that each saying is 100% accurate. Hatang and Venter delved into Mandela’s notebooks, letters, speeches and audio material in order to put the collection together. Many quotations are previously unpublished.“We pass through this world but once,” says the quotation inside the covers, “and opportunities you miss will never be available to you again.”“Granddad doesn’t often talk openly about his feelings,” said Ndileka Mandela, daughter of Mandela’s older son Thembekile, at the event, “so this book is a priceless resource and an insight into his thoughts”.“This book is long overdue,” said politician and businesswoman Cheryl Carolus. “For years we’ve looked up to Madiba and his generation as the leaders, but today we are the frontline generation and the future is in our hands. As such, we can all benefit from his wisdom.”Ahead of his timeMandela’s sayings are presented in chronological order within each section, so the reader can track the progression of his thoughts and opinions on any matter. Many subjects are even more important today as they were a decade or two ago.In 1992 Mandela said: “Many of us find it difficult to talk about sex to our children, but nature’s truth is that unless we guide the youth towards safer sex, the alternative is playing into the hands of a killer disease.”HIV/Aids has swept through South Africa’s population in recent years, killing millions. According to the national Department of Health, until 1998 the South African Aids epidemic was the fastest expanding on earth, but it has since slowed. Incidences of mother-to-child transmission, in particular, have dropped from 8% in 2008 to 2% in 2011.“In this regard Granddad was far ahead of his time,” said Ndileka Mandela. “During a Robben Island visit, I was shocked when he asked me very personal questions about my relationships, and warned me about safe sex. You didn’t talk about those things back then.”A poignant entry from 2005 reads simply, “My son has died of Aids.”“Yes, Aids has touched our family,” Ndileka Mandela said, referring to the death of her uncle Makgatho, who passed away at the age of 54.Mandela was adamant that the cause of his son’s death should not be hidden, because treating Aids as something mysterious only adds to the stigma and misinformation that helps the disease to proliferate.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

As Technorati Falters, PostRank Launches New Blog Ranking Tools

Posted on by

first_imgDisclosure: PostRank is a sponsor of the forthcoming ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit. It’s also one of our favorite services on the web. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#web Blogsearch data has been a consistent problem for PostRank, both Technorati and Google Blogsearch data has been inconsistent for the company. PostRank says it will be launching its own trackback discovery service shortly.While some meme-tracking services struggle with niches where blogs don’t heavily link to eachother, PostRank says that by tracking multiple forms of user interaction it has captured data that closely resembles what can be found from services tracking absolute web traffic to individual sites.Last month PostRank released a new analytics tool that displays social media engagement on top of Google Analytics data. The new APIs will allow 1000 requests a day for free for noncommercial use, commercial licenses are available as well. Social media analytics firm PostRank has released two Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that will alow developers to track reader engagement in any group of blogs or around any single link with just 15 seconds of latency. Technorati’s announcement last week that it is scaling back and changing its blog ranking activities, and putting new emphasis on in its blog advertising network, prompted PostRank to launch their APIs now.The same API used for ranking by the AdAge 150 and the Atlantic Monthly’s new political blogger leaderboard is thus now generally available. Determining the most-closely watched bloggers on niche topics is something a lot of people want to do for a wide variety of reasons – when that determination can be made programatically you can jump into the center of a conversation quickly.PostRank looks at any RSS feed it’s given and scores all the items in those feeds for number of comments left, inbound links, times bookmarked in Delicious, being shared on Twitter and several related metrics. The company says it has agreements with many services to have data pushed to them and queries the Delicious endpoint themselves every 1 second, for example.Some good sample lists are Postrank CTO Ilya Grigorik’s favorite a href=”http://www.postrank.com/user/igrigorik/topic/cloud”>cloud computing blogs or the general list of top design blogs. The new APIs will make it easy to build lists around any topic or group and display that data on other sites.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , .

eBook Settlement Big Win For Amazon & Consumers

Posted on by

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Consumers should soon be getting a more of a price break on electronic books following approval of a settlement between the US Department of Justice and three publishers who, along with Apple, stand accused of price-fixing eBooks to compete with Amazon.com.The publishers had agreed to the settlement in April. When the court publicized the terms for a required period of public commentary, they drew a large negative response from many industry players. Critics argued that the settlement would give Amazon too much market power by removing agency pricing from the publishers’ arsenals.Agency pricing allows a publisher set the prices of an e-book, with the retailer getting a cut of the price as a commission. This differs from the wholesale model, where a book’s price is suggested and retailers can discount it to their heart’s content. Amazon used the wholesale model until Apple came along with a plan of its own.According to the DoJ’s suit, the publishers entered into agency agreements with Apple, contrary to Amazon’s way of doing things. In response, Amazon blocked Macmillan’s books from being sold on its site. Amazon eventually backed down, and the agency model became the norm across all ecommerce retailers. Another major publisher in the US, Random House, switched to agency pricing on its own in 2011.Agency pricing isn’t necessarily a problem – it’s a perfectly legitimate way of doing things. The DoJ’s issue is that Apple allegedly colluded with the five publishers to get them to all jump to agency pricing at the same time. If true, this would be a highly anti-competitive act.Under the terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote yesterday, the three settling publishers, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, will be required to end their agency agreements with Apple seven days after the settlement’s final approval. The publishers can then sign new contracts but are forbidden for two years from using clauses that limit retailers’ rights to discount.Apple and two other publishers accused in the suit, Macmillan and Penguin, have not agreed to the settlement and are continuing to fight the suit in court, which is due to go to trial in June of 2013.The American Booksellers Association was one of the vast majority of commenting parties that were opposed to the settlement.“We believe that elimination of the Agency Model will radically change the current e-book distribution system, will significantly discourage new entry, and will lead to the departure from the market of a sizable number of the independent bookstores that are currently selling e-books,” the ABA wrote to the court in June.The Authors Guild fired off an amicus (friend of the court) brief saying that “of all possible remedies to the alleged collusion, requiring three large publishers to allow Amazon to sell ebooks at a loss is among the most destructive of competition that one could imagine.”Judge Cote acknowledged the opposition to the settlement, but at the end of the day, could not let the issue of collusion go unpunished.“Even if Amazon was engaged in predatory pricing, this is no excuse for price-fixing,” Cote wrote in her order.The rest of the case will now have to go through the trial itself, but almost immediately the benefits of this settlement should be felt outside the insular world of publishing.At yesterday’s Kindle launch event hosted by Amazon, executives lauded the settlement approval and predicted lower prices for works from those publishers soon, according to Reuters.Ultimately, this what consumers ultimately care about: lower prices. Amazon’s pricing model is clearly a threat to publishers and booksellers, as the demise of Borders chain illustrates quite well. But how is Amazon’s model a different threat than, say, that of the big-box bookseller chains like Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or Borders to the smaller independent booksellers they cheerfully pushed out of the market?If Apple did indeed participate in price-fixing activity, the consequences go beyond just sticking it to Amazon. Consumers were the ones who who got stuck – with higher costs at checkout time. Paraphrasing the DoJ in its response to the Author’s Guild this week, Amazon’s model scares the beejeezus out of the publishing world, but that’s no reason to break the law.Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Related Posts Tags:#Amazon#biz Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… brian proffittlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , .

MVP Pablo rues horrible defense in loss to Bali Pure

Posted on by

first_imgRobredo: 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 “We had a meeting with coach Rico [De Guzman] after the game and we all admitted that we weren’t in the game mentally,” said Pablo, who just won the conference’s MVP award, in Filipino.“We weren’t focused during the game and we absolutely had no reception against Bali Pure.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Lady Warriors registered just 20 excellent receptions, while the Water Defenders tacked 33.And Bali Pure capitalized on Pocari’s lack of ground defense to score 39 spikes and nine service aces. Pablo expressed her discontent with how they failed to replicate whatever they did in training wherein they were able, she said, to execute their defensive plays perfectly.“That’s really the problem, we don’t have any reception,” said Pablo who had nine points in the loss. ”When we practice we’re able to execute them well but we just can’t seem to do it during games.”Pocari Sweat trail Bali Pure 0-1 in the best-of-three championship series.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari Sweat main man Myla Pablo lamented her team’s lack of defensive intensity in the straight set loss to Bali Pure, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22, in the first game of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bali Pure strikes first for 1-0 lead over Pocari in PVL Finalscenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .