Confirmed Torres to leave Atletico Madrid

first_imgFernando Torres has confirmed that he will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and is determined to finish on a highThe former Liverpool and Chelsea forward’s future at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano has been heavily debated after Diego Simeone confirmed that Torres will not be getting a new contract at Atletico with the Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order this season with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann often being partnered up front together.Torres first signed for Atletico as a 10 year-old boy in 1995 and made his debut for the senior side in 2001, where his performances caught the interest of many clubs throughout Europe.In 2007, Torres left his boyhood club for Liverpool for a reported fee of £20m and thrived in his first season in the Premier League under Rafael Benitez with an impressive 33 goals in his 46 appearances in all competitions.The World Cup winner later secured a reported £50m move to Chelsea, where his decisive goal against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the 2012 Champions League at the Nou Camp booked the club’s place in the final against Bayern Munich, which they later won on penalties.After a lackluster loan spell with AC Milan, Torres returned to Atletico in January 2015 and has made a total of 34 goals in his 139 appearances.“When I arrived at the age of 10, I always thought that Atletico would be my home,” said Torres, according to Marca.“I have enjoyed the Atleti that I always dreamt of.“I’d like to take the opportunity to say that this season will be my last at the club.“It has not been an easy decision, it has cost me a lot to take it.“Given the reality, the circumstances, maybe it is for the best.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…Having only started nine times for Atletico this season, Torres came to the decision that it was time to leave his beloved club.“I think this is the best time to say it,” said the 34 year-old.“You can all see the prominence that I am having and it is very little.“Today isn’t a day for reproaches. I am just trying to explain to the fans how I feel.“It has nothing to do with the club. The club doesn’t have names or surnames. This is the best way to carry myself for the next month and a half.”For now, at least, Torres intends to give his all for Atletico and hopes that he can leave with another title for the club.“I believe I can offer something in games, but the reality of the season is not that,” insisted Torres.“If everything goes well I can go out with a title.“This year I’m playing a lot less than the previous one but I have never surrendered.“If they didn’t count on me for next year I would have liked to have been told.”last_img read more

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Iniesta would have won Ballon dOr as Andresinho – Ramos

first_imgThe likely to be departing Andres Iniesta could have won the Ballon d’Or during his career if he had been called “Andresinho”, says Sergio RamosThe veteran midfielder looks set to leave his beloved Barcelona at the end of the season for a move to an unnamed club in the Chinese Super League and an announcement confirming the move is expected this week.In light of this, many people have been questioning how a player of the calibre of Iniesta never managed to win the Ballon d’Or in his career with even the France Football magazine apologising to the 33-year-old for having never awarded him the prize.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“If he was called Andresinho instead of Iniesta, he would have won two Ballon d’Ors,” suggested Ramos, according to SportsKeeda.The Ballon d’Or has been exclusively won by both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the past decade with the iconic duo having won the award five times each.Many believe that 2010 should have been Iniesta’s year, after scoring the winning goal for Spain in their 2010 World Cup victory in South Africa. But the award went to his Barcelona teammate Messi instead.last_img read more

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TCI begins loan refinancing talks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cabinet meeting, re-financing Cabinet launches consultation drives Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has already begun talks with lending institutions as the UK bail out loan nears its maturity date; this was revealed in the Cabinet minutes of last week.According to a Government press release from February, “It is the TCI’s intention to use the reserves held in its Sinking Fund to pay off approximately $100m of the bond, thus refinancing only the $70m balance.”In 2008, TCIG received a $260 million dollar loan guarantee endorsed by the UK government; the TCI owes a $170 million bond, which matures in February 2016.Meanwhile, Cabinet ministers also advised His Excellency the Governor to approve a third Supplementary Budget Appropriation for the financial year 2015/16 to meet, what were described as, “urgent transactions and unforeseen policy/regulation changes”; these will be forwarded to the UK Government for approval. These new financial needs for TCIG will eventually be brought to the House of Assembly. Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital PNP Administration to Meet the Press in Post Cabinet debriefinglast_img read more

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Difficult Driving Conditions Expected On Seward Highway

first_imgUpdates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Services and Department of Transporation has issued a road conditions warning for the Seward Highway from Indian Road to Rabbit Creek. Be prepared for winter driving. Temperature: 26 to 33 degrees. Poor visibility, Light snow, Freezing rain, Ice glaze, Black ice, Snow removal equipment on roadway, Stay back 200 feet from snowplows, Slippery road surface, Reduce your speed, Ice on Bridges/Overpasses, Drive with headlights on, The warning issued stated the area between Indian Road to Rabbit Creek on the Highway is difficult/poor driving conditions.last_img read more

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Salmon Initiative Is One Step Closer To Going To The Voters

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Stand For Salmon ballot initiative submitted more than 40,000 signatures today, to the state Division of Elections in Anchorage, which is enough to qualify as a ballot initiative for Alaska voters in November. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp3VmJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp300:00RPd The Stand for Salmon initiative would restrict interference with salmon habitats  during a development project, like the proposed Pebble Mine.According to the Stand for Salmon website, the initiative would formally define characteristics of a healthy river in state law, update state listings of waters which support salmon, requires the state to notify the public of projects which could affect salmon and create salmon-protection standards developers must meet before their projects can move forward. Alaska state law requires that the Division of Elections has to certify that 10 percent of the people who voted in the state’s last general election signed the salmon proposal.center_img If enough of the signatures are verified, roughly 32,000 people, then the initiative will be on the ballot for the November 6 general election. Voters will determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959.last_img read more

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WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 26, 2019 to June 3, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierKane taught English for 35 years by Cassia BurnsSupt. Brand offers staffing updates by Lizzie McDermottDispatcher job is more than customer service by Lizzy HillSelectmen choose Town Accountant by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunOlin remediation plan ready by fall by Emma MurphyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

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Facebooks Zuckerberg called Pelosi after altered video but she hasnt responded

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Politics Tech Industry 0 Tags Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Would you take a call from this man? Nancy Pelosi apparently didn’t. James Martin/CNET Silence might speak louder than words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has criticized Facebook for not removing a video that was altered to make her seem drunk. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Pelosi to talk about how the company deals with misinformation but that she wasn’t “eager” to hear his explanation and didn’t call back. Their staff members have been in touch, though, according to the Post, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Tensions between the California Democrat and the world’s largest social network have escalated after Facebook decided to leave up the doctored Pelosi clip. Facebook doesn’t label the video itself as manipulated, but on desktop computers it shows articles from fact-checkers alongside the clip, and it reduced the video’s reach on NewsFeed. Twitter also left up the video. Google-owned YouTube took it down. One version of the video, posted by the group Politics WatchDog, got nearly 3 million views, but it’s no longer available. The group claimed last week that Facebook took it down, but the social network said it didn’t. Pelosi said in May that Facebook’s refusal to remove the altered video showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Pelosi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook declined to comment or confirm the Post’s report. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on manipulated media and “deepfakes,” a technique that uses AI to create videos of people doing or saying something they didn’t. last_img read more

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Road crashes kill 3 in 2 dists

first_imgThree people were killed and two others injured in separate road accidents in Comilla and Chittagong on Monday, according to UNB. In Chittagong, two vegetable traders were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila early Monday.Police said the accident took place around 3:45am when a Chittagong-bound vegetable-laden truck from Chandina of Comilla hit a stationed truck in Shitalpur area, leaving two traders dead on the spot and driver and helper injured.The bodies of the two deceased-Abdur Rab, 52, from Barura upazila of Comilla and Siddikur Rahman, 45, hailing from Chandina upazila-were sent to morgue for autopsy, said Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station.The injured were taken to hospital.In Comilla, a truck helper was killed when a covered van hit a truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Hatatoli area in Sadar Dakhshin upazila early Monday.The deceased is Arafat Rahman Rifat, son of Abdul Matin, a resident of Daulatpur village in Begumganj upazila in Noakhali district.Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Maynamati Highway Police, said that the accident took place around 6:30 am when the covered van hit the truck, leaving the helper dead on the spot and truck driver and covered van helper injured.The injured were admitted to Comilla Medical College and Hospital.Police seized the vehicles.last_img read more

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Mahatma Gandhis last fast captured in images

first_imgDid Mahatma Gandhi have a premonition about his death? A 20-panel exhibition on his final fast-unto-death indicates this was so.‘Who knows my ahimsa might be tested at the fag end of my life. A proverb says that a dying flame burns brighter before it burns out. May be, my end is approaching and I am fully prepared…,’ Mahatma Gandhi had said before going on fast on 12 January, 1948 against the communal riots sweeping the national capital.The exhibition at the Nehru National Museum and Library (NMML), inaugurated by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Wednesday to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 65th death anniversary, looks at the fortnight leading to his assassination and the do-or-die crusade against the forces of parochialism and religious hate. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 20 panels, ‘The Weapon of Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi’s Last Fast’, of text and visual prints mounted in the lobby of the library, present Gandhi’s itinerary in a chronological manner. The collection has 287 photographs and memorabilia – Yarvada Chakra, flag of Suraj and khadi textiles that portray the influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the daily lives of the Kallenbach.The collection has original copies of Young India and Harijan as well.Gandhi believed fasting was a spiritual act.last_img read more

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Cine Musique Radiomentale Night

first_imgRadiomentale showcased their style of creating new soundtracks for silent and classic experimental films in the city Wednesday evening. The electronic music, sound artist and DJ duo Jean-Yves Leloup and Eric Pajot got together in 1992, to bring this music form to the front stage. It is therefore, not surprising that Jean and Eric often are known as the pioneers of ‘cinemix’ which is an audiovisual performing practice popular in France.Jean-Yves Leloup, born in Paris, is a sound-artist, DJ, critic, journalist and a curator, specialising in electronic music, contemporary art and new technologies. Eric Pajot, born in Bourgogne is a visual artist, a musician and a DJ. The duo started their career in the mid 90’s with their own radio show by drawing on an eclectic range of audio sources, including sound experiments, movie soundtracks, ambient music, experimental and electronic music, natural sounds, fragment of interviews and human voice. Radiomentale is the outcome of that endeavor – but in a new, creative and innovative form! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Organised by Alliance Francaise,  the Radiomentale performance in central Delhi on 26 June bought together an audience with majority of youngsters who enjoyed the cinemix show followed by a DJ mash up for about an hour adding to the mesmerized and lively ambience. The film screened in the evening for this cine-concert was a rework of The General (USA, 1927) film by Buster Keaton which made an interesting combination of an American film with French duo DJ’s  music. The film is an adventure-epic classic, comedy film. The  audience got to form a whole new perspective of watching mute films with the Radiomentale style of music. RadioMentale are on a six- city tour with this show and other cities on the list are – Bangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai. Their performances have also been witnessed in various international venues such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Kassel’s Documenta, Luxembourg Mudam, Paris Cité de la musique, Cartier Foundation and more.last_img read more

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King of Clubs

first_imgTell us a bit about the plans you have for the Delhi chapter of PangaeaI’m a firm believer that the bricks and mortar, including to a degree, design, have little do with an ultra-lounge or clubs’ success.  It’s all about the ‘Party’.  Who ever has the best party in a city,  gets all the fun people.  This is very nightclub class #101.  As for the design, we chose not to use  Pangaea’s tried and tested fully tented, African tribal theme.  Pangaea completely took New York, Miami, Spain, London, and Singapore, by storm.  In India, we are going with a highly opulent, fine art related theme, which is absolutely spectacular and I hope the uber wealthy Indians will appreciate.  Regardless of design, our philosophy and psychology that drive our brand and party will be no different than all other Pangaeas.  If something isn’t broken why fix it.Why use the name Pangaea?The super-continent of Pangaea is the ultimate primal, primitive beginning of the tectonic movement of the earth’s crust, that over millions of years shaped the continents and way of life we  know now.  I wanted to go back to the absolute roots of the world to remind me to go back to basics in developing and operating an ultra-lounge; service, drama, fantasy, escape, revelry, and ultra exclusivity.  It’s called the perfect party!What sort of clientele are we going to witness in Pangaea?Our clientele, or guests as we like to refer to them, have for 32 years always been the elite, super affluent, ridiculously famous, most fashionable and beautiful, including royal familiars and heads of state. The list of Pangaea guests of extreme fame is endless. The party crowd in Delhi is different from those across the world, what are the plans?People party, the world over, exactly the same.  The dynamics of why they go out, what they hope to find or achieve, the aspects of escape, fantasy, networking, meeting and greeting is universal.  Some countries have more highly developed nightlife scenes than others.  This is due to a vast range of pre-conditions, and a hierarchy of wants and needs.  We hope, if lucky, and with  your support, to be India’s first globally renowned club.  It all depends on whether you like, love it, or hate it.  At Pangaea, we don’t forget where our bread is buttered.last_img read more

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Enjoy Republic Day weekend with exotic dishes

first_imgOne can embark on a journey to taste the various delicacies at the Imperial, as weekend is the time when one wants to enjoy good food and relax in the ambience. But when it is a little hard to move out of the house, one can make the following recipies given by Prem K Pogakula, Executive Sous Chef, The Imperial and have a good time.Burra kebab- baby shank of lamb slowly cooked in tandoorIngredients:  Mutton shank – 500 gms, cut into small bite-sized pieces Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For marinade #1Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tspRaw Papaya – 1/2 tbl sp, choppedMustard Oil – 2 tbl spCumin Powder – 1/4 tspNutmeg Powder – a small pinchCardamom Powder – a small pinchTurmeric Powder – a pinchSalt – 1/4 tspBlack Pepper Powder–1/2 tspAsafoetida Powder – a small pinch   For marinade         Hung Curd – 1 cuppaneer – 1/4 cup, crumbledMalt Vinegar – 1 tbl spBesan Flour – 2 tbl spMustard Oil – 2 tbl spKashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 3/4 tspCinnamon Powder – 1/8 tsp Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCardamom Powder – 1/4 tspTurmeric Powder – 1/8 tspRed Food Colour – 1/8 tspBlack Salt – a pinchGaram Masala Powder – 1/8 tspFenugreek Leaves – 1/2 tblspChaat Masala – 1/4 tspMethod:                         1. Heat oil in a pan and roast the besan for 3 minutes on low flame.2. Remove and keep aside.3. Prick the mutton pieces with a fork.4. Combine and mix the marinade #1 ingredients in a bowl.5. Add the mutton pieces and mix well.6. Keep aside for 8 hours. 7. Meanwhile, mix the paneer and yogurt thoroughly till smooth.8. Take mutton out from the first marinade and pat dry on clean cloth and add all the ingredients of marinade #2, combine till smooth.9.  Now add the marinated mutton pieces and mix well.10. Keep aside to marinate for another 8 hours.11. Place the marinated mutton pieces on steel skewers11. Baste with any remaining marinade and cook for 12 to 18 minutes in a tandoor at medium heat.Tomato, basil and parmesan gnocchi with sage butterIngredients:                   Gnocchi750gms potatoes (about 1 medium)1 large egg yolk1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepperPinch of grated nutmeg7 tablespoons (about) all purpose flourParmesan cheese-50gmsTomato Paste-75gmsBasil Paste-75gmsSage Butter Sauce:2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup sliced shallots1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage100ml grated Parmesan cheesePreparation              For gnocchi:Preheat oven to 450°F. Pierce potatoes with fork. Bake until tender, about 1 hour.Cool slightly; cut potatoes in half and scoop pulp into large bowl. Mash potatoes well. Mix in egg yolk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix in enough flour to form firm, slightly elastic dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal portions.In one part mix parmesan cheese. In the second part mix tomato paste. In the third  part min basil paste.Gently roll 1 portion between hands and work surface to form 1/2-inch-thick rope about 18 inches long. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll each piece over tines of dinner fork to make grooves in gnocchi. Arrange gnocchi in single layer on floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 2 portions of dough.Working in small batches, cook gnocchi in large pot of boiling salted water until gnocchi rise to top and are tender for about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi to a large baking pan.For sage butter sauce:Cook butter and olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat until butter begins to brown for about 2 minutes then add sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Add gnocchi to sauce in skillet and cook until heated through for about 1 minute.Check for seasoning and finish with grated Parmesan cheese.last_img read more

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Rep Bellino votes to empower college students with loan debt

first_img Categories: Bellino News,News 01Dec Rep. Bellino votes to empower college students with loan debt State Rep. Joe Bellino voted this week to require state colleges and universities to provide annual federal student loan updates to help each student better manage their debt.“Student debt is becoming a national crisis, but we have the opportunity to be a standard to better manage and decrease debt,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “Working together will help the students, their families, the schools and the state of Michigan as a whole.”Estimated national student debt has reached $1.4 trillion with average loans at Michigan universities increasing by approximately $10,000 over the past 10 years.  Sixty-three percent of Michigan students graduate carrying debt.The House approved legislation which calls for students to receive:Estimates of monthly repayment amounts, based on current projections.Access to student loan counseling services available through each college.Information on employment opportunities available in a student’s chosen course of study.“This would be a simple process for our students and colleges,” Bellino said. “It’s an update that could be very beneficial in the long run for young professionals because Michigan wants its college graduates to stay here and succeed.”House Bill 5071 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more

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Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column May 14 2018

first_img Categories: Vaupel News 14May Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: May 14, 2018 School safety is of the utmost importance for the wellbeing of our children. This week I was proud to support a new plan to improve school safety across the state.The cornerstone of the plan — approved with overwhelming bipartisan support — establishes a statewide commission to help review and audit security procedures in school buildings. Grants to improve security would be distributed with priority going to schools with the greatest need. Schools would have local liaisons to work with the statewide commission.The plan also makes permanent the OK2SAY school safety program, which allows confidential reporting of tips on potentially harmful or criminal activity directed at students.More details of the plan:Schools would be required to submit incident reports to the statewide school safety commission.New school construction or major renovation projects must include safety features such as reinforced entryways and remote door locks.Consistent, standardized training related to school violence incidents would be required for law enforcement throughout Michigan.***I was happy to participate in an opiate epidemic forum in Howell hosted by Project Opiate and the Big Red Barrel. I spoke about legislation designed to combat the opioid epidemic and address mental health needs. It was a productive event with people and agencies from across the county. Thank you to Livingston County District Court Administrator Francine Zysk for coordinating the event and to all who attended.***I spoke to an advocacy group in Lansing on the importance of children’s mental health awareness. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical in helping children with mental health needs. We must be aware and support efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our community.***Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to attend the Howell Farmer’s Market and see many fantastic local products. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday from May to October in downtown Howell, it’s a fun community event that benefits our local businesses. I hope you get a chance to stop by and experience a great local tradition.***In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, I want to recognize all the sacrifices and hard work mothers do throughout the year. Mothers give so much for the wellbeing of their children, and they are steadfast pillars in the community. Livingston County is a better place because of so many great moms. Happy Mother’s Day!***Please join me for my May office hours on Friday, May 18 at the following times and locations:2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts!***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!last_img read more

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Satellite continues to demonstrate its relevance a

first_imgSatellite continues to demonstrate its relevance as a channels distribution technology with robust growth both in DTH homes and those receiving signals indirectly through cable or IPTV, according to Eutelsat’s latest research.The Eutelsat TV Observatory has calculated that the overall satellite market in the countries it surveys across its footprint in the Europe, North Africa and the Middle East stands at 274 million homes, either receiving DTH signals or receiving satellite signals indirectly via cable or IPTV networks.This represents growth of 32% since Eutelsat’s last survey in 2010, which Eutelsat’s director of commercial development and marketing Markus Fritz said was faster than growth in the overall market. “Our market share has increased. The growth is mostly from organic DTH,” said Fritz on a call to discuss the findings of the survey.All eight neighbourhoods continue to experience audience growth. Eutelsat’s established Hot Bird neighbourhood at 13° East leads with 138 million DTH, cable and IP homes, up from 122 million in 2010. Eutelsat’s largest audience is still within the Hot Bird footprint, serving 49% of the overall audience.The fastest growth was recorded by the Eutelsat 9A satellite whose audience, principally concentrated in western Europe, has risen from five million to 14 million, attracting nine million new cable and DTH homes since 2010. Fritz said that growth at the 9° East position was driven by increased cable reach as well as DTH.The other key hot spot is the 7-8° West position Eutelsat shares with Nilesat that serves the Middle East and North Africa, where the audience across the countries measured increased from 27 million to 52 million between 2010-14 – in part due to the addition of five countries to the survey, but with like-for-like growth of between 28-30%, according to the company. There are currently about 1,000 channels broadcasting from the position.DTH accounts for 160 million homes, up 45% on the 2010 figure, with its market share growing from 53% to 58%.In western Europe, DTH accounts for 58 million homes, up 7% on 2010. This compares with 48 million primary DTT homes, up from 44 million, and 44 million cable homes, down from 50 million. IPTV has experienced the strongest growth of any distribution technology, growing from 10 million in 2010 to 29 million in 2014, including 15 million in France.In western Europe, satellite’s overall growth was 7.3% faster than growth of the overall market which grew by 1.7%. Fritz said that while cable has declined in some markets, satellite has benefited from IPTV’s growth as well as from increased DTH reception, as it feeds channels to IPTV networks. The DTH audience had also likely captured additional customers as a result of digital switchover, which had also benefited IPTV providers but had failed to prevent a decline in cable customers. Fritz said that “more choice and better quality” amongst satellite channels had benefited the platform, with satellite’s lead in HD playing in its favour.The profile of satellite households in western Europe has also moved slightly in favour of pay TV in the last four years, with pay now accounting for 51% of homes, against 48% in 2010.Eutelsat has strengthened its position in markets including Italy, Poland and the Middle East. “Our audience share has grown nicely,” said Fritz.“We are committed to further investments to fuel our leading hotspots,” said Fritz highlighting 7/8°. Nine degrees East will also be grown via dual LNB receivers that can receive channels from the Hot Bird position, he said.Eutelsat’s survey did not include its homes in sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America.last_img read more

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The UK has become a nation of binge viewers but

first_imgThe UK has become “a nation of binge viewers” but there are stark differences between how older and younger people watch TV, according to Ofcom.The UK broadcast regulator’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 claims that 79% of UK adults, some 40 million people, now use catch-up services like the BBC iPlayer, or subscription services like Netflix, to watch multiple episodes of a series in one sitting.Bingeing was found to be most popular among young people, with some 53% of 12-15 year-olds viewing in this way on a weekly basis, compared to just 16% of people aged over 65.Ofcom said that time spent watching broadcast TV continued to decline in 2016, though to a lesser extent than in previous years. Viewers spent an average of 3 hours 32 minutes a day watching broadcast television on TV sets in 2016, down just four minutes compared to 2015.However, within this there is a “widening gap” between the viewing activities of the youngest and oldest audiences, with the steepest decline in broadcast TV viewing found among 4-15 year-olds and 16-24s.Young people aged 16-24 watched an average of 1 hour 54 minutes of broadcast TV a day in 2016, a 41-minute decline compared to 2006. However viewers aged over 64 watched an average of 5 hours 44 minutes a day in 2016, up 50 minutes over the same 10-year period.Overall, 76% of people aged 16-24 were found to use a subscription streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime, compared to 19% of people aged over 65.Among all UK adults, the BBC iPlayer was the most popular on-demand service with 63% saying they use it, followed by ITV Hub at 40%, YouTube at 38% and Netflix at 31%.“Technology has revolutionised the way we watch TV,” said Ofcom’s consumer group director, Lindsey Fussell. “The days of waiting a week for the next episode are largely gone, with people finding it hard to resist watching multiple episodes around the house or on the move.”“But live television still has a special draw, and the power to bring the whole family together in a common experience.”Ofcom said that the UK’s pay TV platform operators – Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk – generated 46% of total industry revenue last year at £6.4 billion – up 3% year-on-year in real terms.By contrast commercial public service broadcast channels’ revenue has declined at an average rate of 2% per year in real terms and came to £2.4 billion in 2016. Revenue for commercial multi-channels was £2.5bn in 2016, having grown at an average of 5% each year since 2011.On-demand and streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV were found to be “mainly complementary” to traditional pay TV platforms with 74% of subscribers to these services also taking a pay TV subscription.Commenting on the research, Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, Sky UK and Ireland, said: “This year we have seen Sky customers binge-watch like never before, including 17m downloads of our record-breaking Sky Original Riviera. There have been almost 40m downloads and streams of Series 1-6 of Game of Thrones across Sky and Now TV in the past three months alone as viewers race through back-to-back box sets”.Dan Howdle, consumer telecoms analyst at Cable.co.uk, said: “The findings clearly demonstrate a preference by the British public that’s shifting away from traditional live television. More and more, people are choosing to fire up their favourite shows and watch them back to back rather than just sitting down and ‘seeing what’s on’.”Ofcom’s full Communications Market Report 2017 can be accessed here.last_img read more

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Free Report Reveals Landmark Investment Opportuni

first_imgFree Report Reveals: Landmark Investment OpportunityAre we about to witness the biggest new trend of our lifetime? A former money manager, famous for predicting the renter trend, legal marijuana wave, blockchain boom, and Bitcoin bubble is going on record with his next prediction—as a new industry goes from essentially $0… to potentially $400 billion over the next few years. If you’re searching for new opportunities to potentially turn a small investment into a nice nest egg, be sure to give this report a read. Coming to a neighborhood near YOUA controversial new technology is expected to hit every neighborhood in America—even YOURS. It’s already being reported on in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Find out what it could mean for you and your wealth. — If this happens, how do we provide the necessary power to feed the battery requirements? Will this mean an increase in power plants to provide the extra capability. The other question is the infrastructure need to keep these vehicles on the road.– Philip Recommended Link By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily DispatchIn the morning, I wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach.At sunset, I get to enjoy million-dollar views like this one from my beachside condo in Cartagena, Colombia.I shared this picture with some of my relatives yesterday. And I got a question that I often get when I share photos from my travels.“How do you afford this?”I get why people ask. In Miami, a room with a view like this would easily cost around $300 a night. But I’m only paying about $100 a night.These are the deals you can only snag in the developing world. Recommended Link • Emerging market stocks have been showing strength… You can see what I mean below. This chart shows the performance of the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), which tracks over 800 emerging market stocks.You can see that EEM fell 15% in 2018. That was its biggest decline since 2015.But something encouraging has happened over the last three months. EEM started “carving out a bottom.”An asset carves out a bottom when it stops falling, trades in a tight range for a period of time, and then starts moving higher. This signals that buyers have stepped in and given the asset’s price a “floor.” It’s a major clue that the asset is ready to climb higher.In other words, emerging market stocks could soon turn the corner and start rising again.• If that happens, emerging market stocks could deliver big gains in the coming months… I say this because we’ve been here before.You can see what I mean below. This chart shows the last two major corrections by EEM.The first one came after a 31% correction in 2011. EEM went on to rally 42% over the next three years.The second major rally followed a 36% correction that took place between 2014 and 2016. EEM would go on to rally 92% in just over two years.It now looks like we’re on the verge of another big rally, and there are many potential catalysts that I’m watching… but the biggest is the U.S. dollar.• The U.S. dollar is weakening… You can see what I mean below.This chart shows the performance of the U.S. Dollar Index since the start of 2017. This index tracks the dollar’s performance against major currencies like the Japanese yen and the euro.You can see that the U.S. dollar (USD) is starting to roll over. It’s down 1.5% since November 12. In other words, it’s doing the exact opposite of what emerging market stocks are doing.And there’s good reason for this to continue.I say this because “Long U.S. Dollar” is the most crowded trade right now, according to a global fund manager survey by Bank of America. It has been for the past two straight months. (A trade becomes crowded when it becomes extremely popular. And that often happens just before the tide turns.)This hasn’t happened since March and April 2017. The U.S. dollar went on to fall 10% over the next six months. As you can see, it’s a great contrarian indicator. And it signals danger ahead for the dollar.Of course, you’re probably wondering why a weak dollar is good for emerging market stocks. Simple.• Many emerging markets have loaded up on debt… Specifically, they loaded up on U.S. dollar-denominated debt.According to Business Insider, about $500 billion worth of USD-denominated bonds and loans, issued by emerging market governments and companies will come due this year.By 2026, around $2.7 trillion worth of USD-denominated bonds and loans will have to either be paid off or refinanced.That debt becomes more expensive to service when the U.S. dollar is strengthening. When the dollar is weakening, it becomes easier to service.This is why a weak dollar is lifting emerging market stocks.That said, the U.S. dollar hasn’t broken down yet.• But if it does, emerging market stocks could go on a serious run… So add EEM to your watchlist if you haven’t yet.Just remember that emerging market stocks are volatile. Treat them like a speculation if you decide to invest in them. Don’t bet more money than you can afford to lose. And take profits along the way.Regards,Justin Spittler Cartagena, Colombia January 17, 2019Market Insight: Sports Betting Is Open for Business By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorIn May 2018, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling. And in turn, opened up the floodgates to a multibillion-dollar industry overnight.Today, all 50 U.S. states now have the power to license, regulate, and tax sports betting within their borders.And states are already stampeding to go all-in on the sports betting rush. Just weeks after the decision, Delaware became the first state to launch a full-scale sports operation under the new ruling. It took in over $7 million in sports bets in the first three weeks.New Jersey launched legal sports betting on June 14. Through the first 17 days, it took in over $16.4 million in bets.And this is just the beginning… Today, about a dozen other states are currently working to pass new laws.This is a huge opportunity. Billions are up for grabs.Consider that in 2017, sports fans bet an estimated $10 billion on the NCAA Final Four. They bet upwards of $5 billion on the Super Bowl. Add in 16 regular-season NFL games, a full MLB season, hockey, and prop bets on everything you can imagine… and the total amount wagered on sports was well in excess of $100 billion.Keep in mind, that’s a rough estimate. Until the first legal sportsbook opened in June, sports betting outside of Nevada required finding a bookie to take your bet.Even while it was largely illegal, 57% of sports fans surveyed admitted to placing at least one sports bet.That number climbs to 70% when you add in those who haven’t placed a bet but would like to.Whenever we see a once-illegal market step into the mainstream, the entire market has to readjust. Entirely new companies are created. Stocks soar. Early investors can make a fortune.Just consider in 2016, the illegal cannabis market in the U.S. was estimated to be worth about $46 billion. But with pro-cannabis legislation sweeping the country, the legal pot market is forecast to reach $146 billion by 2025. That’s more than a 200% increase.That’s the sort of opportunity we have today.– E.B. TuckerP.S. With the ban on sports betting in the U.S. now gone, you may be tempted to go out and buy stock in the biggest Las Vegas casinos. I’d encourage you not to do that. That’s because the Vegas casinos won’t benefit from this new ruling. In fact, it could even harm them.I’ve identified three publicly traded companies that are primed to soar as legal sports betting goes mainstream. And the time to get in is now.If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to attend a landmark event tonight at 8 p.m. ET. During this exclusive summit, I’ll share more details on these three opportunities… all of them have the potential to soar 1,000% in the weeks to come. I’ll also share why this explosive new market could be 40 times bigger than the legal marijuana industry in a matter of years.You can sign up for free right here.Reader MailbagReaders are skeptical and have a lot of questions about Tuesday’s Dispatch on electric vehicles…Won’t all these new electric cars also be smart cars, able to track all our movements, just like our smart phones and smart TVs do now? And if the electronic grid shuts down, won’t they be useless?– Laura Technically, EVs produce “zero emissions,” but the emissions are just transferred from the vehicle itself to the power plant source. Unless that source is nuclear, the pollution is just moved to another place!– ThomasAnd apparent long-time Casey reader responds to subscriber Jack about “Doug Casey on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”…Obviously, “Jack” is not a reader of Casey. . . Doug has never been one to shrink from calling out incompetent politicians, nor imbecilic political ideas. Regarding Jack’s advice for Doug to avoid damaging his “brand” by sharing his opinions on politicians. . . His beat is economics. . . Which, of course, is inextricably linked to politics.– MarkIf you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us at feedback@caseyresearch.com. — • Still, most Americans won’t take “the trouble” to travel to Cartagena… That’s because Colombia has a reputation for being dangerous, and for good reason. In the ‘80s and ’90s, it was one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Rival drug cartels didn’t think twice about killing each other in broad daylight.And it’s true that there’s still an element of danger, but that’s true of anyplace in the world these days.Nonetheless, most Americans would rather soak up some sun in Miami or Hawaii. If they do go abroad, Cancun or Cabo San Lucas is about as exotic as most people get.There’s a reason for this.• Most Americans don’t like to get too far out of their comfort zones… That’s true of traveling.It’s also true of investing.Most American investors only own U.S. stocks. This is because they know what they’re buying when they buy U.S. stocks. They’ve eaten at McDonald’s. They’ve shopped at Walmart and on Amazon. They bank with JPMorgan Chase or Bank of America.U.S. stocks have also been easy money lately. The S&P 500 is up 288% since early 2009. With returns like that, you may be wondering why you should even bother owning foreign stocks.But here’s the thing.• Bull markets don’t last forever… There’s no guarantee that U.S. stocks will go up again this year. In fact, as I’ve shown you in recent essays, major red flags are popping up, specifically in the credit market.That’s why I’ve been encouraging readers to lighten up on risky U.S. stocks.But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic and sell everything. Instead, you need to be very careful about the stocks you own. And be willing to look outside the U.S. market.You see, there’s a group of stocks poised to deliver big gains this year.• I’m talking about emerging market stocks… Emerging markets are countries that are on their way to being developed countries like the United States and Germany.China and India are the two biggest emerging markets.Unfortunately, I haven’t made my way to those countries yet.But I have spent a lot of time in other emerging markets.In the past year alone, I’ve been to Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, and Hungary. I also spent five weeks in Argentina, which was recently demoted from emerging market status to “frontier” status.I went to these places because it’s my job to find the world’s top money-making opportunities and share them with you. And I can’t do that sitting at a desk from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all week.Each country I’ve visited is unique. But these emerging markets also had a lot in common. For one, none of these places was as backwards as the average American probably thinks. And most of them are growing rapidly.Of course, those aren’t good enough reasons to buy emerging market stocks. So let’s take a look at some important technical indicators… You can claim it free here More details herelast_img read more

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A disabled peer has appealed for more than 10 000

first_imgA disabled peer has appealed for more than 10 000 people to put their names to a new campaigning charter, in order to pressure health bosses and politicians into improving England’s much-criticised wheelchair services.Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson posed for pictures outside parliament in a wheelbarrow this week (pictured, right) to highlight how many disabled people are being provided with inadequate wheelchairs by the NHS.The retired Paralympian and now crossbench peer was at the House of Lords with other members of the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance (WLA) – which was set up with NHS England funding – to launch a new Wheelchair Charter.The charter asks service-users, wheelchair-providers, charities, NHS commissioners, healthcare professionals and members of the public to pledge their support for 10 key principles that the alliance believes could transform the service for the 1.2 million wheelchair-users in England.But Baroness Grey-Thompson told Disability News Service that the alliance’s new Right Chair, Right Time, Right Now campaign needed the support of thousands of people in order to persuade MPs, ministers and England’s new clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to act.She said: “We are asking people to write to their MPs and to their CCGs. If we could get half the CCGs to be discussing wheelchair services at board level, that would [lead to] an improvement in services.”But she said the ideal outcome would be for health secretary Jeremy Hunt to agree to include strict standards for wheelchair services in the next NHS Mandate, the annual agreement that describes what the government expects from the NHS.She said: “We can’t force NHS England to take up recommendations. We need enough evidence and support to get wheelchair services into the NHS mandate.“At the moment, every area can operate their wheelchair services differently.”Baroness Grey-Thompson, who chairs the alliance, now plans to seek backing from health teams across political parties.Those who sign up to the charter pledge their commitment to principles including: regular reviews with the wheelchair-user; prescriptions which take into account “current and future needs”; the time from referral to wheelchair delivery to be within 18 weeks, with “further substantial improvements by 2016-17”; and “equality of access and provision for all, irrespective of age or postcode and including essential user skills training as standard”.Baroness Grey-Thompson said: “For too long, wheelchair services have been inadequate and it is time that wheelchair-users are listened to and provided a proper service, rather than being marginalised.“The huge variation in quality of services across the UK is astounding, and means a huge proportion of wheelchair-users are left immobilised, frustrated and ignored.“Now we want to get this issue on the radar of people who can influence change and also get them behind the campaign by urging them to pledge their support to the charter.”Sir Bert Massie, the former chair of the Disability Rights Commission, who chairs the Community Equipment Code of Practice Scheme (CECOPS), said he feared the charter would not be strong enough to force improvement.He said that what was needed was “a proper, centralised wheelchair service” with strict standards.He said: “It’s a nice pledge list, set on the most basic level, but it does not impose standards, it does not guarantee a good service.”He said there was nothing in the charter about the vital issue of funding, and improvements would not be possible without resources.Sir Bert applied for a new wheelchair through his local wheelchair service in February, and will not receive it until October.He said: “That is just a little bit faster than making a baby, which I suspect is more complicated.”Liam Dwyer, a wheelchair-user who has previously been critical of NHS England’s wheelchair services improvement programme, said the charter was “something that every wheelchair user should want to see”, but he said that “if NHS England and the CCGs don’t get behind it we will have no change”.Dwyer was one of the disabled people asked to attend the first of two NHS England wheelchair summits, in February 2014. The second summit, last November, led to the leadership alliance being set up.He said: “We need hundreds of wheelchair users in front of Westminster if it doesn’t work this time. And I’d only give NHS England until October to give us their intentions.”An NHS England spokesman said it supported the charter, but could not say whether CCGs would sign up to it.Rosamond Roughton, NHS England’s director of commissioning operations, said: “NHS England absolutely shares the ambition of the [WLA] that wheelchair-users and their families should be supported to lead full, independent and active lives.“For the first time ever we have set up a rigorous data collection mechanism, and our work to both pilot a tariff for wheelchairs and support commissioners will also help implementation of the charter locally.”The new set of data will contain information on how many wheelchairs are provided, how much is being spent across the country, and service-users’ experience of wheelchair services.Personal health budgets (PHBs) are now being rolled out across England, and NHS England also plans to encourage CCGs to explore the possible use of PHBs to obtain wheelchairs, in a bid to provide more choice and control over services.And NHS England will support up to three areas to redesign and improve their wheelchair services, and then make that knowledge and evidence available to other areas.The charter and campaign is only the latest in a series of efforts dating back 30 years to improve a service which struggles with lengthy waiting-lists and leaves many disabled people without the right wheelchairs.last_img read more

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Grassroots disabled peoples organisations DPOs

first_imgGrassroots disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have criticised the government’s decision to exclude them from an event held to launch its new work, health and disability green paper.The event for “stakeholders” was hosted by the disability charity Scope at its London headquarters, and attended by Penny Mordaunt (pictured), the minister for disabled people.The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said in its invitation – it turned down a request from Disability News Service (DNS) to attend – that the event would “start the consultation period” on its green paper, Improving Lives.It said that it was “launching a new conversation with disabled people and people with health conditions, their representatives, healthcare professionals and employers”. But DWP has refused to say how many disabled people’s user-led organisations were invited to the event, and instead suggested that DNS submit a freedom of information request to find out.But DNS has confirmed that some of the most prominent user-led organisations with the strongest links to disabled people were not invited to the launch, including Shaping Our Lives, Inclusion London, Equal Lives, People First (Self Advocacy) and Disabled People Against Cuts.Ellen Clifford, campaigns manager for Inclusion London, said: “Inclusion London were disappointed by the apparent absence of grassroots Deaf and disabled people’s organisations from the invitations to attend the launch event of the green paper at Scope on Tuesday.“Failings in the implementation of welfare reform have led to avoidable deaths and caused considerable harm to Deaf and disabled people.“By side-lining the voices of people who are experts in what is actually happening on the ground, the government will continue to make policy decisions that are ill-informed and fail to meet their stated aims while growing the inequality gap and creating misery and distress.”DPAC said the lack of an invite to the Scope-hosted event shows “yet another of the big corporate charities selling out the people they claim to represent and sucking up to a government that in the words of Ken Loach has perpetrated ‘conscious cruelty’ on disabled people”.Andrew Lee, People First’s director of policy and campaigns, pointed out that only about seven per cent of people with learning difficulties had jobs. He said: “At People First, all paid jobs are held by people with learning difficulties (with support). “With this in mind, I am very disappointed that a national user-led organisation such as People First (Self Advocacy) was not invited to this launch event, as we are one of the organisations with the best understanding about the barriers we face in employment. “Committees from both the House of Lords and the House of Commons have come to People First for expert evidence in a range of inquiries, such as [those investigating] the Equality Act 2010 and more recently disability and the built environment. “However, when it comes to employment it would seem that we have been left out in more ways than one.”Mark Harrison, chief executive of Equal Lives, said the failure to invite his organisation and other DPOs showed the government did not see them as stakeholders.He said the green paper was “a massive smokescreen to divert people’s attention away from deaths and suicides that the work capability assessments and sanctions have created”.He added: “[The Ken Loach film] I, Daniel Blake has shone a spotlight on it beyond the disability movement and those that really understand what is going on.“It’s a desperate PR exercise and Scope and Mind [which has also been criticised this week for its closeness to DWP] are colluding and collaborating in this con.”Becki Meakin, general manager of Shaping Our Lives, added: “As host to a national network of user-led organisations, Shaping Our Lives was disappointed not to have been invited to the launch.“We welcome opportunities to support grassroots, user-led organisations who offer many different types of support to disabled people seeking employment.“It is essential that capacity is provided to enable these groups of people with lived experience to influence this policy and we hope that at a time when user-groups are threatened by funding cuts that they will not be overlooked.”A DWP spokeswoman declined to say how many DPOs attended the launch, but said: “The invite list reflected the need for stronger integration between health and work, which is a key theme in the green paper.“This included service-users, disability charities, voluntary sector representatives, employers, and health stakeholders.“One attendee represents over 80 disability charities, many of whom are service-user led.“Over the coming weeks we will be engaging with disabled people, people with health conditions, and the organisations that represent them through a range of communication channels so that we can effectively capture their views.”last_img read more

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Disney Google Cut Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie for Posting AntiSemitic Content

first_imgYouTube Disney, Google Cut Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie for Posting Anti-Semitic Content Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Image credit: PewDiePie | Youtube PewDiePie Register Now » –shares February 14, 2017center_img Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read YouTube’s most popular creator will no longer work with Maker Studios or stream the second season of his reality show on YouTube Red. Add to Queue Swedish YouTube star Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, has lost a partnership with Disney and faces restrictions from Google after posting several videos containing offensive imagery.The most recent instance occurred in a video that Kjellberg uploaded on Jan. 11, in which he discussed a series of services he purchased online, including having paid two men make and hold up a sign displaying an anti-Semitic message in a video. The Wall Street Journal reportedly found nine videos by Kjellberg that featured this type of content.Related: YouTube Star PewDiePie’s Firm Rakes in $8 Million ProfitKjellberg is YouTube’s most popular creator, with more than 53 million subscribers. Maker Studios, a Disney-owned multi-channel network, announced this week that it has stopped working with Kjellberg. Last year, Kjellberg launched his own network, Revelmode, under the Maker Studios auspices.While YouTube has not banned its biggest star from the platform, the site’s subscription service, YouTube Red, has cancelled the second season of Scare PewDiePie, Kjellberg’s reality series. He also can no longer participate in the Google Preferred advertising program, which is reserved for the top 5 percent of YouTube channels.Over the weekend, Kjellberg took to Tumblr to respond:Related: YouTube’s Highest-Paid Star Just Trolled Everyone. Here’s What You Can Learn.“I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand (sic) that and that is why they come to my channel. Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive,” he wrote. “As laughable as it is to believe that I might actually endorse these people, to anyone unsure on my standpoint regarding hate-based groups: No, I don’t support these people in any way.”On Monday, a Maker Studios spokesperson told Variety, “Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate. Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.” Next Article Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

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