College Spun Media Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Staff Writer

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209We are expanding!College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over three million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time writer to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. We’re looking for candidates who are obsessed with both entrepreneurship and college sports. Ideal candidates will also have relevant experience in digital media. As an employee of College Spun, you will help dictate the site’s editorial direction.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be a great writer who can spot an interesting story and have the personality to tell it in an entertaining way.You must be well-versed in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc).You must be able to edit and manage other writers; team players only.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email matt@collegespun.com with your resume and two writing samples.last_img read more

Peace River Regional District releases Chief Administration Officer

first_imgUPDATE: We have reached out to Peace River Regional District Board Chair Brad Sperling for comment on Cvik’s release, but our phone calls have not yet been returned.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District Board has released Chief Administration Officer Chris Cvik.In a one-line statement posted on their website on Friday, the PRRD said they released their CAO without caused on May 18, 2018. Cvik was hired by the District in 2014 to replace Fred Banham who retired that same year.In a press release in 2014, the District said Cvik brought 20 plus years of progressive experience in both the private sector and senior levels of Local Government.last_img read more

Logics One Day With Ryan Tedder Celebrates Tomorrow

first_img Email Logic, Ryan Tedder’s Hope-Filled “One Day” logics-one-day-ryan-tedder-celebrates-tomorrow Logic’s “One Day” With Ryan Tedder Celebrates Tomorrow Facebook Twitter If you need something that’s looking “up” in your day, the artists encourage you to look ahead with fresh determinationPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 27, 2018 – 4:38 pm Rapper Logic received Song Of The Year and Best Music Video nominations for “1-800-273-8255” at the 60th GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, enlisting the help of Alessia Cara and Khalid to deliver the song’s powerful suicide helpline message. On July 26 he released “One Day” featuring Ryan Tedder to fight feeling down from a different point of view.Logic testifies from his hard upbringing: “I made it out and if I can, you can, no doubt.” The song plays with the tension between his pleasure and relief of getting paid millions and the one-to-one connection he tries to establish with the listener, whose struggles he relates to. Skip “the lights and cameras, right now it’s just you and me,” is his posture, insisting on a close-up. Taking the chorus, Ryan Tedder packs Logic’s argument into the song title’s two words, never trivializing how much the trip to tomorrow can take out of us today. News A GRAMMY nominee along with his band, OneRepublic, Tedder’s three GRAMMY wins are from his work as producer/songwriter for other artists — all wins for Album Of The Year, including for his work with Adele on her sophomore album 21 at the 54th GRAMMY Awards and her follow-up 25 at the 59th GRAMMYs. Tedder also earned a win alongside Taylor Swift for 1989 at the 58th GRAMMY Awards. The man has some good luck with numbers!These are trying times, and while catching a musical break doesn’t meet everything needed, Logic and Tedder are ardent and persuasive. They just might convince people to keep on keeping on, not because it’s the only thing they can do but because better days are ahead.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/RattPack/status/1022701719489327104last_img read more

Oil prices dip but hold above 40 ahead of producer meeting

first_imgOil prices dipped in early Asian trade Tuesday, but both U.S. and international crude futures held above $40 per barrel ahead of a meeting of major producers to discuss freezing output levels to rein in ballooning oversupply.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were trading at $40.27 per barrel at 0059 GMT, down 9 cents from their last settlement.International Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $42.70 a barrel, 13 cents below their last close but only 36 cents off their 2016-high reached the previous day.Major oil producers from the Middle East and Russia, but excluding the United States, plan to meet in Qatar’s capital Doha next Sunday. They will discuss measures to rein in ballooning oversupply which sees as many as 2 million barrels of crude produced every day in excess of demand, leaving storage tanks around the world filled to the rims with unsold and unwanted fuel.Most analysts expect producers to freeze output around current output levels, which being beyond consumption and close to record levels would do little to address the glut.”The potential risk for prices is for the downside as freezing output at current levels would be more of a symbolic act rather than a real market intervention. But you need to be open to surprises in this market,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.While Spooner said that a production freeze would do little to address the immediate glut, he added that keeping key Middle East and Russian output around current levels might in the longer term lead to a more balanced market.”There is demand growth, and production in the U.S. is falling, so if against that background there was a freeze, markets could get tighter at some stage,” he said.Analysts at Bernstein said that they expected global oil demand to grow at a mean annual rate of 1.4 percent between 2016 and 2020, versus annual growth of 1.1 percent over the past decade, adding that global demand would reach 101.1 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2020 from 94.6 million bpd now.Looking further into the future, Bernstein said that world oil demand would likely peak in the 2030s.”The world will reach ‘peak demand’ before ‘peak supply’. Global oil demand is likely to peak around 2030-35 at 108 million bpd.”last_img read more

Israel to build new settler homes after deadly knife attack

first_imgPalestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli forces during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on 27 July 2018. Photo : AFPIsrael is to build hundreds of new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian stabbed three Israelis, one fatally, defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.”The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Lieberman wrote on Twitter, announcing 400 new housing units in the Adam settlement north of Jerusalem a day after the deadly stabbing.The teenage attacker snuck into the settlement on Thursday evening by climbing a wall, the Israeli army said.He stabbed three people seemingly at random before being shot dead.The army named the man who died as Yotam Ovadia, 31, with Israeli media saying he had two young children.A 58-year-old victim was said to be seriously wounded but stable. The third victim was lightly wounded.The attacker was later identified by official Palestinian media as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from the village of Kobar.The army said Friday it had raided the village, questioned a number of his family members and suspended their work permits.During the raid on Friday morning, clashes broke out between young Palestinians and soldiers firing tear gas.”The rioters hurled large rocks and firebombs and rolled burning tyres at (Israeli) troops, who responded with riot dispersal means,” an army statement said.The clashes were over by mid-morning Friday, an AFP photographer said, though the army had established a checkpoint at the edge of the village.Official Palestinian news agency Wafa said three people were arrested.The army added it was “reinforcing the defence” of Adam and other settlements.US decries ‘barbaric attack’All Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is considered illegal by the international community.Israel rejects the widely held view that settlement expansion is one of the greatest obstacles to peace with the Palestinians.Attacks against Israelis in the West Bank are supported by many Palestinians as pushing back against settlement growth.US president Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt called on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, whose Fatah movement leads the government in the West Bank, to condemn the attack.”Yet another barbaric attack tonight. When will President Abbas and Palestinian leaders condemn the violence?” he wrote on Twitter.There was no response from Abbas’s government, which has cut ties with the Trump administration over its stance on Israel.”Terror must be condemned by all,” the United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, wrote on his Twitter account.”Such horrible acts serve only those who stand in the way of peace.”Lone Palestinian attackers have carried out multiple deadly stabbings and car-rammings against Israelis in recent years in the West Bank, Jerusalem and elsewhere.The attack came after a period of relative calm in the West Bank.The last stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement was in April, when a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli with a screwdriver near a petrol station in an industrial area connected to the Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem.In Gaza, however, there has been recurrent violence between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip in which at least 154 Palestinians have been killed since late March.Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules Gaza, has promised revenge after Israeli strikes on the coastal enclave killed a number of its members in recent weeks.In a statement late Thursday, Hamas praised the “courageous operation” in the West Bank without claiming responsibility for it.”The West Bank is ready and able to avenge the blood of the martyrs,” it said.last_img read more

Ways to use essential oils

first_imgAll essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic liquids that are purely extracted from the fruits, seeds, flowers, barks, stems, roots, leaves or other parts of a plant. However, there are specific ways to use them, say experts. Here are some popular essential oils and the ways to use them:Lavender essential oil: Well-known for its soothing, calming properties, lavender is wonderful for accelerating healing time for burns, cuts, stings, and other wounds. Its specific properties include being an analgesic, antifungal, antiseptic, sleep inducing and disinfectant. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPut a few drops on your pillow just before going to bed for a clam and sound sleep.Mix 1 or 2 drops with coconut oil to soothe occasional skin irritations. Add 2-3 drops with olive oil for nail care.Rosemary essential oil: This oil is colourless to pale yellow oil with a herby aroma. Astringent properties of this oil cleanse, hydrate and rejuvenate skin, making it firm and gorgeous. It helps with wrinkles and under-eye bags as well as conditions damaged skin and lighten scars. Its anti-inflammatory properties are useful in reducing swelling and puffiness of skin as well as in healing burns. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMix rosemary essential oil with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin and massage gently.For hair growth, add 4-5 drops of the oil in 1 tsp of coconut oil. Mix this until it reaches a smooth consistency and evenly apply onto your hair and scalp. Leave it overnight. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry your hair.Ylang Ylang: Known for its unique floral aroma, ylang ylang essential oil was used as a natural hair growth remedy in Victorian England and has continued to be used to treat fine and limp hair. Add 2-3 drops of the oil to coconut oil for a deep hair conditioner.Put it into an Epsom Salts bath for relaxation.Tea tree: Antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral, its often used to inhibit viral and bacterial infections. It can even be used to kill insects, protect a wound and expedite the healing of a scar.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Do not apply directly on hair or skin.Add 2-3 drops to olive oil for lip care or diffuse to get clean and refreshed surrounding aromatically.For acne, mix a few drops of the essential oil and 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Apply to the affected area. Leave for 3 to 4 hours or overnight for better result. Rinse with water and pat dry. Repeat regularly for effective results.Eucalyptus: This oil helps to improve respiratory issues such as sinusitis, bronchitis and allergies. It has the ability to reduce congestion and improve mental clarity as well. Eucalyptus contains a number of important properties and serves as a decongestant.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Do not apply directly on hair or skin. You can add a few drops to a hot bath. The steam and the aroma will relax the mind and body. As eucalyptus oil isn’t water soluble, mix it with half teaspoon bath salt of choice before adding it to water.Peppermint: The invigorating and fresh mint aroma of the peppermint essential oil works to stimulates the mind and clear the sinuses.Use a drop of it with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.Rub one drop of the oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Diffuse to get energised and increase alertness.For clear skin add 4-5 drops of peppermint oil in two tablespoons of grated cucumber and two tablespoons of green clay. Whisk the ingredients and apply the paste as a face mask. Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water. Rose: This oil can be used to achieve young, healthy and moisturised skin. The delicate aroma of the oil is useful for relieving anxiety and stress.For glowing skin, add to any skin cream/lotion to enhance its effect by increasing its absorption by the skin.To treat acne, add 4-5 drops in 1 tsp coconut oil and apply thrice a day.last_img read more

How to Get Your App in Customers Hands and Build Word of

first_img There are a multitude of ways that you can market your mobile app. With a few tools, you need to spend money. With others, you need just time.Whatever marketing route you choose, getting your app in front of customers is one of the toughest challenges a developer can face.Over the years, since the app stores came into play (pun unintended), app developers/entrepreneurs have tried various customer-outreach methods. When one method works for a developer or two, many others follow suit and soon there is clutter on that channel.You need to keep looking for new channels. But newer channels don’t keep popping up through the weeks or months. And you definitely cannot wait for one to come by.So what do you do? You go back to the basics. In the entire spectrum of marketing, it all boils down to one thing — word of mouth.Related: Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better AppHow can you influence word of mouth to help you get traction for your mobile app? Here are a few ways to get started.1. Start slow and small. This can seem quite contrary to what most people would have you believe, but starting small can actually help you deliver a better app.What this means is that with the first version of your app, you reach out to only a select few people (within your customer segment) in the community or certain geography. This geography can be limited to part of a city or an entire city. But nothing more.You can do this mostly by yourself and with the help of your network. This lends a personal touch to your app and builds a better connection with your customers. The smaller you start, the easier to build your product with course corrections.2. Focus on their needs. When you’re building for a specific customer segment, you are able to focus on their problems and pain points. Your version 1 of the app may or may not resonate with that customer segment.If it does not, you do not want to find out after marketing to an audience of 100,000. You want to make the mistakes with just a few people, get your app right and then target the next 100, then the next.Related: How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 CustomersOnce you hit the target of your first 100 customers, connect with them as much as you can personally. That means picking up the phone and speaking to them. It also means driving to them and observing their usage behavior.The more you interact with them, the more feedback you’ll get on their needs and how your product is helping them. The more you interact with them, the more they engage with your product.If these first set of customers are delighted, they are bound to recommend your app to their friends and network.3. Tell a story, build a brand. Do not always try and make a pitch to sell to your customers with what your app can do. Rather, tell a story. People connect with stories and personal experiences.Look for a few customer-use cases that are interesting and tell those stories to your potential customers personally or through blogs and articles. The more you can emotionally connect with your user, the more engaged they will be with your app.Leave people with something interesting enough to share with their network.Once you connect with your first set of customers and offer them something they cannot live without from that moment on, you’ve got a winning app and a potential for growth.There’s nothing better than a third-party, independent endorsement of your product, be it your customers or the media. Once you start getting these endorsements, your app is bound to gain traction. Related: There’s an Art to Telling Your Brand’s Story: 4 Ways to Get It Right Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 28, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

Rep Yaroch Clinton Township EMS chief speak on need for first responder

first_img State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, who served for 26 years as a firefighter and paramedic in Clinton Township, called on the House Law and Justice Committee to consider legislation to improve protection for police, fire and emergency service personnel during testimony today.“I never felt, because we were the good guys, that we’d ever be targeted when responding to an emergency call,” said Yaroch, while sitting next to EMS Chief John Gallagher of the Clinton Township Fire Department. “I don’t know if I’d feel that way now.”Gallagher supported Yaroch by recounting an emergency services call that he and Yaroch responded to that led to a dangerous situation for all responding units and area residents.Yaroch is the primary sponsor for one of the three bills seeking to protect first responders with House Bill 4585, preventing intimidation or targeting of fire department and emergency medical service personnel. Partner legislation by state Reps. Klint Kesto and Brandt Iden would extend similar protection to police and corrections officials, while also setting guidelines to make violations a felony punishable by up to two years imprisonment.The committee heard testimony from four other police and fire officials, including Detroit Police Department Chief James Craig, in support of the legislation.“Unfortunately, there is a lot of frustration with government and first responders, because they have a patch on their arm that says “City of …” said Yaroch, of Richmond. “We’re sending a message that we are in support of these individuals who maintain our safety, stability and security. We need to stand behind them.”HB 4590, sponsored by Kesto, and 4591, sponsored by Iden, also remain under consideration of the committee. Categories: News,Yaroch News,Yaroch Photos 26Sep Rep. Yaroch, Clinton Township EMS chief speak on need for first responder protectionlast_img read more

François Deplanck Canal has inked a deal with Dis

first_imgFrançois DeplanckCanal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its international service. The deal with The Walt Disney Company also sees a raft of Disney channels carried on Canal+’s Overseas service.The content element of the two-part agreement covers all Disney, Lucas Film, Marvel Studios and Pixar films on the Canal+ platform in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. The deal also includes features from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, which are distributed by Disney internationally.The deal kicks in this month and includes new Star Wars film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It also gives Canal+ rights to classic Disney Studios titles including The Jungle Book.TV series included in the deal include comedy series Blackish, which is on ABC in the US and will launch in Canal+ in early 2017.The channels component of the Disney-Canal+ deal will see all of four Disney channels – Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior And Disney Cinema – carried on the Canal+ Overseas platform.The Overseas service, which unlike the core French Canal+ operation is growing healthily, is carried in 25 countries inFrench-speaking Africa, and has about two million subs.“We are delighted with this agreement which allows us to offer our African subscribers the excellent productions of Disney studios and major youth channels for all ages,” said François Deplanck, director of channels and content at Canal+ Overseas.“The match between our family audiences and the content developed by Disney makes this an ideal partnership.”“We are delighted that two million subscribers in Africa are discovering or rediscovering the great Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars movies and now have access to all of our Disney channels,” added Jean-François Camilleri, country manager The Walt Disney Company for France, Belgium, Holland, Maghreb and Francophone Africa.last_img read more

British dramas Bodyguard Killing Eve and McMafia 

first_imgBritish dramas Bodyguard, Killing Eve and McMafia were the top programmes requested on BBC iPlayer in 2018, according to official BBC stats.BodyguardThe broadcaster said that the first episode of Bodyguard was its online streaming service’s biggest ever programme, with 10.8 million requests across the year.All six episodes of the drama appear in iPlayer’s top ten programmes of the year, with the other four spots occupied by episodes of Killing Eve.The first episode of Killing Eve notched up 9.2 million requests, making it the second most-popular single programme of the year.In series terms, McMafia was the third most popular show, with episode one receiving 4.7 million requests on iPlayer. Doctor Who took fourth place, followed by Keeping Faith, The Cry and Dynasties.“In 2018 we saw people who use iPlayer increasing the amount of time that they spend watching programmes on it,” said Dan McGolpin, controller of programming for the BBC.“Over the last 12 months viewers have enjoyed an increased number of box sets, along with other upgrades such as a selection of live Ultra HD programmes and increased personalisation.“In a fiercely competitive market, with global streaming companies investing more and more in content, the challenge for 2019 is how to ensure that audiences can enjoy the full range and breadth of BBC programmes on iPlayer.”For the full run-down of iPlayer stats, click here.last_img read more

SULLIGENT Ala AP – An Ohiobased lift truck ma

first_imgSULLIGENT, Ala. (AP) – An Ohio-based lift truck manufacturer plans to move part of its operations to west Alabama next year as part of an expansion plan.Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced Tuesday that its Bolzoni line’s North America attachment manufacturing will move from the company’s Homewood, Illinois, facility to its Sulligent, Alabama, facility. A company statement says the move to the larger Sulligent facility will start in January.It says Bolzoni will control the facility’s product manufacturing, and the range of products manufactured at the facility will be expanded. Employees at that facility will become Bolzoni workers. It says production will be phased out at the Homewood facility, which employs 70 people.The statement says the company intends to maintain a Bolzoni distribution center near Homewood.___(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)12/5/2018 4:01:18 AM (GMT -6:00)last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for Sundays Sup

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Super League XVIII Round 2 match at Widnes Vikings.Ade Gardner and Anthony Walker are dual registered with Whitehaven this weekend whilst Alex Walmsley is also expected to play with Batley.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 19. Josh Jones, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 24. Joe Greenwood.Denis Betts will choose his Widnes side from:1. Shaun Briscoe, 2. Willie Isa, 3. Cameron Phelps, 4. Stefan Marsh, 7. Rhys Hanbury, 8. Ben Cross, 9. Jon Clarke, 10. Steve Pickersgill, 11. Frank Winterstein, 12. Dave Allen, 13. Hep Cahill, 14. Joe Mellor, 16. Eamon O’Carroll, 18. Lloyd White, 20. Paddy Flynn, 22. Gareth Hock, 23. Phil Joseph, 24. Macgraff Leuluai, 25. Alex Gerrard.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee is James Child.Ticket details are here.Stat Pack:Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Sunday afternoon.St Helens have won the last 15 games between the sides (eight away fixtures), with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on April 4, 1994.Super League Summary:Widnes won 0St Helens won 11Ups and Downs:Widnes highest losing score: 23-24 (H, 2012)St Helens highest score: 62-0 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)last_img read more