Vanity Fair Announces Campaign Hollywood 2015

first_imgVanity Fair has announced its calendar of events for Campaign Hollywood 2015, its annual, weeklong celebration leading up to the Academy Awards.In addition, Vanity Fair Social Club is returning to Hollywood’s WeWork creative co-working space for the second year in a row, providing bloggers and online journalists with a fun and inspiring space to write, work, and be entertained while in Los Angeles for the week of the Academy Awards.From Monday, February 16 through Sunday, February 22, Vanity Fair and presenting sponsors Chrysler and L’Oréal U.S.A. will host several events at the V.F. Social Club space centered around the Oscars, the glamour of the biggest awards night of the year, and, of course, social media. V.F. Social Club guests also will be treated to a Twitter-powered vending machine offering giveaways from sponsors, a Chrysler virtual-reality experience with Oculus Rift technology, beauty offerings from L’Oréal U.S.A, a menu curated by Foodink Catering, Inc., as well as cocktails by Grey Goose. Vanity Fair Social Club and Campaign Hollywood reflect the beauty, art, and excitement of Oscar Week in Hollywood, while spotlighting brands and charities in a way that only Vanity Fair can.“Campaign Hollywood will be the biggest it’s ever been. I’m really excited about how robust this experience has become,” said Vanity Fair Publisher Chris Mitchell. “From the incredible lineup of sponsored events, to the packed V.F. Social Club programming, it will be an Oscar week to remember.”The Chrysler and Fiat brands have returned for the fifth year as the automotive sponsors of Campaign Hollywood. By partnering with Vanity Fair, Chrysler will allow the magazine’s V.I.P. guests to arrive in luxury throughout Oscar Week in Chrysler 300s. On Thursday, February 19, Chrysler will host a private cocktail party at Cecconi’s to toast the cast of the Academy Award–nominated film, Boyhood. The evening will benefit the Austin Film Society, an organization that empowers the community to make, watch, and love film and creative media, and will feature a Chrysler 300 on site. On Tuesday, February 17, Fiat will host the “Young Hollywood” event with Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and the host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, James Corden, at No Vacancy, in Hollywood. The event will benefit the Terrence Higgins Trust.L’Oréal U.S.A. once again is the beauty sponsor of Campaign Hollywood 2015. L’Oréal Paris, Lancôme, Clarisonic, and Giorgio Armani Beauty brands will be represented at select events and at V.F. Social Club throughout the week by way of product displays, sampling, and touch-up stations. L’Oréal Paris will conclude Campaign Hollywood with D.J. Night, on Friday, February 20, hosted by actress Freida Pinto, and featuring Taryn Manning as the headlining D.J. in support of the charity Girl Rising. On Thursday, February 27, Lancôme and Clarisonic will hold a beauty-inspired luncheon and spa day at Ciel Spa, at the SLS Hotel, hosted by Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Throughout the week, Grey Goose Vodka will celebrate those who achieve the extraordinary within the film industry, and those who, like the brand, truly “fly beyond,” with its Awards Season Cocktail Collection, to be served throughout the week’s evening events and at V.F. Social Club. Grey Goose Vodka’s 2015 Award Season Cocktail Collection includes the Grey Goose L’Oxymore, Grey Goose Martini Précis, Grey Goose Vert L’inconnu, Grey Goose Je Crois, and Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails. D.J. Night with L’Oréal Paris – Friday, February 20 – Actress Freida Pinto, along with Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris, will host a chic party at 1Oak, in West Hollywood, featuring an exclusive D.J. set by Taryn Manning. This invitation-only event will benefit Girl Rising. Oxfam Benefit Dinner Hosted by Barneys New York and Rooney Mara – Wednesday, February 18 – Vanity Fair, Barney’s New York and Rooney Mara host an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont to benefit Oxfam, an international confederation of organizations working together to combat worldwide poverty and injustices around the globe. Alfa Romeo Luncheon at the Polsky Residence – Friday, February 20 – Vanity Fair, Alfa Romeo, filmmaker Alan Polsky, and restaurateur John Terzian invite guests to Polsky’s private residence for a luncheon and scenic ride-and-drive through Beverly Hills in the all-new Alfa Romeo’s 4C. This invitation-only event benefits the Best Friends Animal Society. Makeup Artist Appreciation Spa Day and Luncheon with Lancôme and Clarisonic – Thursday, February 19 – Vanity Fair will join Lancôme and Clarisonic for a day of pampering hosted by Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell at the Ciel Spa, at the SLS Hotel. Hollywood’s top makeup artists will be treated to Clarisonic facials and pedicures, Lancôme makeup touch-ups, and a light lunch at this intimate, invitation-only event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Campaign Hollywood 2015 schedule of events is as follows: Vanity Fair and Fiat Celebrate “Young Hollywood” – Tuesday, February 17 – Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, James Corden, host Vanity Fair and Fiat’s toast to “Young Hollywood” in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust. This invitation-only event will be held at Hollywood’s No Vacancy. Vanity Fair and Chrysler Toast Boyhood – Thursday, February 19 – Vanity Fair and Chrysler will host a private cocktail party at Cecconi’s to toast director Richard Linklater and the cast of the Academy Award–nominated film, Boyhood. The event is being held in support of the Austin Film Society, an organization that empowers the community to make, watch, and love film and creative media.last_img read more

Step Up To Honor Elizabeth Banks At Inspiration Awards

first_imgNational mentorship nonprofit Step Up will honor actress, director and producer Elizabeth Banks, Hudson Jeans Founder and CEO Peter Kim, and graduating Step Up senior Maria at its 12th annual Inspiration Awards on June 5, at the Beverly Hilton.The star-studded red carpet charity luncheon celebrates professional and philanthropic accomplishment, honoring influencers, executives, corporate partners and Step Up teens alike.“The Inspiration Awards shows us the power and impact of mentorship,” Step Up CEO Jenni Luke said. “We’re excited to recognize Elizabeth, Peter, and Maria as they inspire us all to continue to work to inspire girls, who are our next generation of professional women.”The program will include appearances by luminaries including emcee Cristela Alonzo and presenters Lea Michele (Scream Queens), Ester Dean (Pitch Perfect 2), Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley), Jane Wurwand (Dermalogica), and Emmy Award winner Julie Bowen (Modern Family). Luke and Step Up Founder Kaye Popofsky Kramer will also speak.Erin M. Collins and Vanessa Rodriguez Spencer serve as co-chairs of Step Up’s Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors, while Willow Bay is the program’s honorary producer.In addition to the awards ceremony, the pre- and post-event reception will feature style lounges by sponsors including Hudson Jeans, The Container Store, Dermalogica, LUNA Bar, WineSimple and Angeleno magazine. The Hudson Jeans onsite boutique will allow guests to shop with 30% of proceeds benefiting Step Up. Other sponsors include Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films, and media partners are InStyle, Angeleno and Variety.Find out more here.last_img read more

WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV ALEYSA YOUNG

first_imgALEYSA YOUNG – RILEY SMITH PHOTO Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Sometimes big breaks can happen when we least expect them to or even are aware they are happening. That was certainly the case for director Aleysa Young who, thanks to the kindness of a friend, found herself unknowingly interviewing for the directing job during Baroness Von Sketch’s first season. Young ended up directing all six episodes of the CBC sketch comedy’s first season, even winning a Director’s Guild of Canada award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy for her work. Since that break on Baroness, Young has went on to direct episodes of Workin’ Moms and Kim’s Convenience, for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in Best Direction, Comedy.Young recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss her path of becoming an award-winning director. She shared with us her experience as a person of color working behind the scenes, and how she started off in casting before moving to directing commercials and then Baroness. Young also talked about she wants to see more diverse stories being told and more diversity on screen as well as off.The TV Junkies: Tell us a little about your background. Did you know you always wanted to be a director? Advertisement Advertisement Aleysa Young: I got started fairly late in life. I started off as a casting director and before that went to film school for about 2 years before dropping out. I realized I was going to learn more being in the industry than studying it. I wanted to get my hands dirty. I didn’t know yet that I wanted to direct, but knew I wanted to be behind the scenes. When I was a kid I went to a live taping of a sitcom and that was the first time I realized TV doesn’t happen live.After dropping out of film school, I moved to Toronto and my first job was as a PA, except that instead of dragging cables, it was a pasta commercial and I basically boiled noodles all day. I really tried to do more on-set stuff, but I had no skills or experience. I ended up getting a job as a casting assistant, where I stayed a few years, but slowly started to work on my own projects with my friends.last_img read more

Man arrested near Spirit River after series of gun battles last Friday

first_imgSPIRIT RIVER, A.B. – One man is in custody after allegedly trespassing on a rural property near Spirit River and getting into an altercation with multiple victims that included gunfire.At approximately 3:00 last Friday afternoon, members of the Spirit River RCMP were called to a rural property south of town after a male suspect was found trespassing on the complainant’s neighbour’s property. When confronted, the suspect drove off in a vehicle, while the complainant called 911 and followed in his own vehicle.Shortly thereafter, the suspect pulled over and fired several rounds from a handgun striking the complainant’s vehicle. The suspect then headed south, until it followed another passing vehicle into a yard that led to a rural home. Once there, the suspect pointed his firearm at the male driver and demanded his vehicle. The female passenger took the keys and retreated inside the residence not wanting to give keys to the vehicle while her four-year-old daughter was still in the back seat. Inside the residence, a round was fired by the suspect that missed the female victim when he again demanded she hand over the keys. The victim handed the keys to the suspect and updated 911. During this altercation between the female passenger and the suspect, the male driver had entered his residence and retrieved a long gun. He exited his residence and confronted the suspect while he was transferring stolen property from one vehicle to another. The victim told the suspect to surrender and drop his weapon. The suspect then fired at the victim, discharging multiple rounds. The victim fired back at the suspect but did not strike him. Thankfully, none of the victims were injured in this incident.The suspect departed on foot. RCMP arrived and contained the area. With the assistance of RCMP members from Grande Prairie, Fairview, and Police Dog Services the suspect was apprehended a short time later without incident.Ian Preston Letendre (30) of No Fixed Address is facing 25 Criminal Code Charges including:Break and Enter to a residenceDischarge firearm with intent to endanger life (x3)Pointing a firearm (x3)Mischief (x3)Careless use of a firearmUse firearm while committing an indictable offence (x2)Transport firearm in a careless mannerPossession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2)Possession of a loaded restricted firearm (x2)Possession of a property obtained by crime over $5000Armed robberyCareless storage of a firearmUnlawful possession of a firearm in a vehicleUnlawful possession of a firearmPossession of a firearm obtained by crimeFail to comply with RecognizanceLetendre was remanded into custody and appeared in Grande Prairie Provincial Court today.“This was a dynamic situation where the suspect’s actions posed an imminent threat to rural residents. With the support of area residents and the collaboration of responding RCMP members, we were able to bring the incident to a quick resolution where thankfully no one was injured,” said Sgt. Ryan Frost, Spirit River Detachment Commander.last_img read more

The Star needs bloggers

Got something on your mind? The Toronto Star is looking for community correspondents for the 2011 Ontario election.The Star wants people to report from their communities. The chosen bloggers will report weekly news stories and start online discussions on the Speak Your Mind website. Students, faculty and staff qualify.For more information, or to apply, visit speakyourmind.thestar.com.

JayZs business continues to boom with Samsung deal for new album Magna

NEW YORK, N.Y. – He really is more than a businessman.Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” — continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.Jay-Z will give his new album to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones on July 4, three days before the album’s official release date. The 43-year-old broke the news about his twelfth album in a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals.Details about the Samsung-Jay-Z deal, announced Sunday, weren’t disclosed and both parties did not grant interviews.But Jay-Z’s partnership is just another way artists are promoting their music at a time when album sales are low and the digital market has taken the lead in the music industry.Jim Donio, president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), said top level acts like Jay-Z and Taylor Swift have the power to launch new albums in spectacular ways with various partners.“For an artist whose album release is an event in itself … they carry with them a much wider profile in the marketplace that they speak to, so their audience and all the things that they do affords these unique opportunities,” he said.In 2011, Lady Gaga sold 440,000 copies of her “Born This Way” album on Amazon for just 99 cents when it was on sale for two days, helping the album sell 1.1 million in its debut week. Others have also used that trend to sell albums, though not in its debut week: Last year, Phil Collins’ greatest hits jumped into the Top 10 at No. 6 — its peak — when it was sold for 99 cents for a day. And Bruno Mars’ “Doo-Wop & Hooligans” and Demi Lovato’s “Unbroken” both jumped about 100 spots on the Billboard chart when they were on sale for 99 cents months after they were released.Taylor Swift, one of the top sellers in music, had her second platinum-debut week with “Red” last year. Her partnerships for the album included Target, Walgreens and Papa John’s (you could order a pizza and a Swift album at the same time).“Even if you didn’t purchase the CD, her face was still on the pizza box,” Donio said.And Prince released his “20Ten” album in 2010 via the Daily Mirror newspaper in United Kingdom.Jay-Z’s new partnership is one of his many business deals. His Roc Nation agency, which manages Rihanna, Shakira and other musicians, recently expanded into the sports world, and he now is helping the careers of New York Yankee Robinson Cano, New York Jets rookie Geno Smith and others. Jay-Z has launched fashion lines, has a string of 40/40 nightclubs, was also the president of Def Jam and owned part of 1 per cent of the Brooklyn Nets.He’s still a consistent hit maker and a superstar who transcends music — which is why Samsung likely partnered with him on his new album. Samsung has chipped away at Apple’s share of the mobile market with its Galaxy phones, and companies are relying more on music to lure new customers (Apple last week announced it will debut iTunes Radio, its streaming music service, in the fall).One of the many questions about the Samsung deal still unanswered: Will the 1 million downloads count toward first-week sales of the album, giving it elite status of debuting with platinum sales, an accomplishment few artists have achieved? Billboard, which tracks album sales and chart information for the industry, did not return emails seeking comment. Samsung reportedly purchased the albums though it’s unclear what the price-point was.Jay-Z made it clear Monday what he felt the trade publication should do.“If 1 Million records gets SOLD and billboard doesn’t report it, did it happen? Ha,” Jay-Z tweeted, adding: “Platinum!!!”Donio said he thinks more deals like Samsung-Jay-Z are on the horizon.“The record labels that are putting out the music and partnering with a variety of types of commerce outlets are going to look at just anything and everything that may work with that particular artist and that particular album release,” he said.____Online:http://www.magnacartaholygrail.com/____Follow Mesfin Fekadu on Twitter: twitter.com/MusicMesfin Jay-Z’s business continues to boom with Samsung deal for new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2013 5:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Former Buckeye Nick Swisher swings for next MLB gig

Nick Swisher makes a diving catch against the Kansas City Royals on July 27, 2014. He then played for the Cleveland Indians. Courtesy: TNSOne doesn’t need to travel far around Ohio State’s athletic complexes to witness the effect Nick Swisher has had on the baseball program. In November 2011, the former Buckeye outfielder donated $500,000 to the team for the installation of artificial turf at Bill Davis Stadium. The school honored Swisher by calling OSU baseball’s home, “Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.”Nearly five years has past since that day, and Swisher is in the midst of revitalizing his major-league career.Swisher played for OSU from 2000-2002 contributing to the program’s last NCAA Regional championship. Following the ‘02 season, Swisher was selected at No. 16 overall by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.Swisher is currently in his 13th season as a big-leaguer but currently resides in Yankees’ triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hoping to don the pinstripes again soon.Known as one of the more boisterous alumni of OSU, Swisher has never been one to shy away from showing his pride for his alma mater. This past weekend, he played two games against the Cleveland Indians’ triple-A affiliate, Columbus Clippers, at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus. Swisher swung a blistering bat smacking three home runs and six RBIs while going 5-for-9 at the plate.After each of his home runs, cheers were heard around the stadium for No. 33, causing him to throw up the “O-H-I-O” to the delight of the Columbus-area fans.“I always try to be a crowd pleaser,” Swisher said. “Just being able to come back and having success in this ballpark in front of those people who have watched me through the years is great.”While in Columbus, he said that people could have caught him reminiscing around OSU’s campus. Swisher said that he drove through the area he once called home and stopped for a bit at the place where his whole career started. He may only think of his college career when on the turf he payed for, but the prints of Swisher’s accomplishments when wearing scarlet and gray won’t soon fade from the memories of Buckeye fans.As a Buckeye fan himself, Swisher watched this year’s OSU baseball team win the Big Ten tournament championship. He said not just winning a Big Ten title, but having six players drafted was a monumental moment for the program. Being one of five players in the last 15 years taken out of OSU in the top two rounds, Swisher was very complimentary of coach Greg Beals’ work with the program and his ability to transform recruits into professional players.“By all this happening, maybe more people take note of that and say, ‘Hey man, Ohio State can get these guys drafted as well,’” he said. Hopefully it’s really starting to turn now.”Swisher has played for the Oakland A’s, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves in his tenure in the majors. He won a World Series championship in 2009 and was an All-Star in 2010 in New York. Once he came over to Cleveland in 2012, his stats dipped tremendously.After hitting around .200 the past two seasons, now at age 35, Swisher is back with the organization where he experienced his best seasons.There has been a gaping hole at first base all season for the New York Yankees, one which Swisher can close. Since the spring, the Yankees has had four first basemen on the DL, some of which remain hurt. Aging first baseman Mark Teixeira has one of the worst slugging percentages of all eligible players in MLB. Now with his two backups on the DL, strong performances like the ones in Columbus could put Swisher back in the Yankees clubhouse.“I think for myself, just kind of getting everything back on track and really controlling the things that I can control,” he said. “That’s really all I can really do for myself.”There’s no denying that Swisher is nearing the end of his career as a ballplayer. For a guy who’s had success and a lot of time at the major-league level, you can imagine it’s not easy for him to maintain his focus.“That’s the hard part, man. It’s not where you want to be, but then again in a sense you have to re-prove yourself again and again,” he said. “In the grand scheme of things, bro, I’m just trying to claw and scratch my way back to ‘The Show’ one more time. I still feel like I can do a lot in this game.”Swisher is a career .249 hitter in the MLB. read more

Which Countries Medal In The Sports That People Care About

What if medals were awarded in proportion to a sport’s popularity? Related: Hot Takedown Lithuania21251012 Ukraine6592022610 India02460134 Fencing202100.4 Montenegro01010303 Brazil359178271146 SPORTVIEWER HOURS (MILLIONS)EVENTSMEDAL MULTIPLIER Synchronized swimming11321.1 Taekwondo**8880.2 Basketball80428.0 Hong Kong00110011 Qatar00220011 Iran453121214 Ethiopia31373137 Kuwait00110000 Modern pentathlon3220.3 Trampoline6720.7 Sweden14380516 Singapore00220055 Romania25292428 Indonesia01120000 Algeria10011001 Judo**443140.6 Source: Sports-Reference.com Puerto Rico01120011 Spain310417115420 Azerbaijan226101124 Grenada10011001 Volleyball51925.1 China also gets a modest boost, thanks in part to its gymnastics and table tennis prowess, while Brazil — great at soccer and volleyball, not so good at the individual sports — gets a large one. The country that suffers the most is Great Britain, which used its home-nation advantage to rack up medals in some of the more obscure sports. Nations from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which win lots of medals in relatively unpopular events such as weightlifting and wrestling, also suffer to some extent. Afghanistan00110000 Botswana01010101 France11111335915832 Venezuela10010000 The Subtle (And Not So Subtle) Dominance Of U.S. Swimmers And Gymnasts * Golf and rugby are new Olympic sports for 2016. Viewership is estimated based on regression analysis.** Boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling award two bronze medals in each event. As a result, they have a lower medal multiplier for bronze medals: 0.3 for boxing and judo, 0.2 for wrestling and 0.1 for taekwondo.Source: Olympic.org Team sports almost invariably wind up with large medal multipliers, including soccer (12.9), basketball (8.0) and even water polo (1.9). Swimming (0.9) and track and field (1.0) hold their own; they’re very popular, but also medal-rich, so there isn’t much need to adjust their numbers one way or the other. Gymnastics gets a boost, though, as does diving (1.9). But many of the more obscure individual sports, such as shooting (0.4), sailing (0.2) and taekwondo (0.2), have low multipliers.How would these adjustments have affected the 2012 Olympic standings? Among other things, they’d have helped the United States, which already led the way with 46 gold and 103 overall medals in London. A lot of those medals came in team sports, such as basketball, volleyball and (women’s) soccer, which have high medal multipliers. Thus, Team USA’s adjusted medal count is 78 golds and 142 medals overall, towering over the competition. Rhythmic gymnastics9220.9 Beach volleyball78127.7 Golf*9420.9 Denmark24391337 COUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTALGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL USA dominates adjusted medal count We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Because the Summer Olympics occur during presidential election years, I have to pick my viewing opportunities carefully. I won’t always have the time or patience to watch much water polo or beach volleyball, sports that involve a lot of buildup — dozens of preliminary matches — all leading up to a gold-medal match that I’ll probably forget to watch anyway.1The Winter Olympics are another story: MORE CURLING, PLEASE. Instead, I’m mostly interested in sports such as swimming and track and field, which provide plenty of bang for the buck, with somebody (probably an American) winning a medal pretty much every other time you look.Not everyone agrees with this philosophy, though. Track and field and swimming are indeed very popular, ranking as the top two sports for Olympics TV viewership, followed by gymnastics in third. But soccer ranks fourth. It awards just two gold medals, one each for the men’s and women’s champions, while sailing awards 10. And yet — even if people don’t care as much about Olympic soccer as they do the World Cup or the Champions League — soccer has 15 times the Olympics TV audience that sailing does.So, what if Olympics medals were awarded in proportion to how much people actually cared about each sport, as measured by its TV viewership? To reiterate, I’m talking about TV viewership during the Olympics, specifically. Tennis (as in: Wimbledon) is presumably the more popular spectator sport under ordinary circumstances, but in 2012, people actually spent more time watching table tennis (as in: pingpong) than tennis at the Olympics.The data I’m citing here comes from the IOC’s International Federations Report, which listed the total number of TV viewer hours in each sport during the 2012 London Olympics. People around the world spent a collective 202 million hours watching Olympics fencing in 2012, for example. The list of the most popular sports is less U.S.-centric than you might think: Badminton, not very popular in the United States, gets a lot of TV viewers worldwide.There are just a couple of complications. First, some Olympic federations cover more than one sport, as people usually define them. FINA, for example, governs swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming2Technically the Olympics committee calls diving a discipline, which is organized under one sport, aquatics., and the IOC’s report aggregated their TV viewership together. I used data on London Olympics ticket revenues as a proxy for the relative popularity of these sports, in order to split the TV audiences accordingly.3Specifically, I used data on ticket revenues, excluding tickets sold to residents of the United Kingdom, on the assumption that this would help to correct for sports that are more popular in the U.K. than they are worldwide. Second, golf and rugby are new to the Olympics this year, so I estimated their TV viewership using regression analysis.4The regression was based on the revenue tier in which the IOC ranked each sport — golf and rugby are in the lowest tier along with modern pentathlon — and the number of ticketed sessions for each sport. Ticketed sessions is a proxy for the overall number of broadcast hours available. A sport like handball can slowly accumulate viewers, even it doesn’t have very many of them at any one time.Otherwise, the analysis is pretty straightforward. I calculated a medal multiplier for each sport, such that the value of medals is proportional to the amount of time people spent watching it. Gymnastics, for instance, represented about 4.5 percent of the medals awarded in 2012, but around 9 percent of the TV viewership. It therefore needs a medal multiplier of 2 to bring things into proportion.5For boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling, which award two bronze medals per event, I use a smaller medal multiplier for bronze medals. Estonia01120011 Gymnastics1,442142.0 Tennis37151.5 Great Britain2917196517101845 Boxing**302130.5 Australia71612353121833 Badminton56252.2 Triathlon10021.0 Water polo19421.9 Belarus255122338 Japan71417384281648 New Zealand625132125 Netherlands6682075416 Jamaica4441244412 Egypt02020101 Mongolia02350112 Taiwan01120000 Archery16240.8 Handball26522.6 Greece00220011 Hungary846186129 Italy891128351220 Mexico1337135321 Croatia31263036 Germany1119144414161141 Table tennis46142.3 Field hockey23322.3 Latvia10121089 Cyprus01010000 Rowing196140.3 Thailand02130101 Guatemala01010101 Canoe/kayak195160.2 Portugal01010000 Colombia13481214 U.S.462829103783925142 Weightlifting320150.4 Shooting215150.3 Argentina11240224 Malaysia01120224 N. Korea40262013 Armenia01230011 Ireland11351113 Cuba536142226 Tunisia11131113 Track and field2,300471.0 Soccer1,300212.9 Sailing87100.2 Dominican Rep.11021102 Slovenia11241113 ORIGINAL 2012 MEDAL COUNTADJUSTED FOR SPORT POPULARITY We’ll check in on these numbers again at the end of the 2016 Rio games. They may even make inexplicably popular beach volleyball — medal multiplier 7.7 — worth your time to watch. Diving78481.9 Rugby*14121.4 S. Africa32162204 Norway21143014 Slovakia01340011 Swimming1,509340.9 Belgium01230011 Bulgaria01120000 Gabon01010000 Georgia13371113 Finland01230011 Bahamas10011001 Russia2426328225233280 Czech Rep.433102226 Turkey22151102 Morocco00110011 Uzbekistan10230011 Trinidad and Tobago11241124 Moldova00220011 Cycling564180.6 S. Korea138728861731 Uganda10011001 Switzerland22042204 Tajikistan00110000 Bahrain00110011 Kenya2451124511 Serbia11240022 Poland226101124 China38272388503020100 Kazakhstan715134116 Canada151218122124 Equestrian18160.6 Wrestling**318180.3 Saudi Arabia00110011 read more

Gallery Womens Gymnastics vs West Virginia University and Temple University

Freshman Colby Miller poses during her mount for her balance beam routine during the Ohio State gymnastics meet against West Virginia University and Temple University in St. John Arena on March 2. Credit: Anna Ripken | For The LanternThe Women’s Gymnastics team took on West Virginia University and Temple University on March 2 at St John Arena. Photos by Anna Ripken

Womens Institute at war as branch president takes aim at hipster young

first_imgIn recent years the reinvention of the Women’s Institute as a trendy venue for women to practise activism and learn traditional skills has widened its appeal from jam and Jerusalem. But a leading member of the WI has launched an attack on younger “hipster” groups who she says see their older peers as “old bats” and “battleaxes”. Stephanie Gaunt said the “radical energy” of younger WI groups like the trendy Shoreditch Sisters “do not represent the future I’d like to see for the WI”.Ms Gaunt, the president of Hastings & Ore WI and an East Sussex trustee, criticised the London group in a now-edited blog post after a member, Charlotte Gough, came to speak at a Royal Albert Hall event to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage on March 24. In 2011, the Shoreditch Sisters, who were founded in 2007 by the daughter of rock frontman Joe Strummer, knitted a vulva blanket as part of a campaign to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.The post said: “Modern, cool, hipster knitting seems to be about knitting for protest.”They are proud of knitting a ‘Solidarity Blanket’ for the women in Yarls Wood Detention Centre.”Is this any more commendable or interesting than the thousands upon thousands of WI women who quietly get on with knitting clothes for premature babies, twiddle muffs for dementia patients, daffodils for Marie Curie Cancer Care, toys to sell to benefit their chosen local charities and so on ad infinitum? “Thinking about it, what would us lot in Hastings knit for those unfortunate women in Yarls Wood? Practical things – hats, scarves and mittens maybe.”On her blog, Hastings Battleaxe, Ms Gaunt also said of the Shoreditch Sisters: “This is one of the new young hipster cool WI groups that have sprung up around the country, all bright-eyed youth and ‘radical’ energy.”They are held up to the rest of us presumably uncool un-regenerated ‘unwoke’ old bats [and] battleaxes as the role-model future of the movement. Shoreditch Sisters Wi at a march Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I put ‘radical’ in inverted commas, because if you actually look at what they do, it is no different from the activities of any other WI group.”They present it as ground-breaking – and it feels like they are presenting it as better than the boring nonsense the rest of us frightful old dinosaurs fiddle about with.”They are held up to the rest of us as the role-model future of the movement. If you actually look at what they do, it is no different from the activities of any other WI group.”The post has since been modified to remove references to “unwoke”, “old bats”, “battleaxes” and “dinosaurs”.In a later post, published on Tuesday, she added that the edits had been made and the post deleted from an unofficial facebook page because “the group is apparently ‘leaky’ and the WI is still smarting from a little flurry of publicity in the Daily Mail about subscriptions”. center_img “As we don’t ask members their ages there is a real sense of age being left at the door, along with any other factors that might define them in their everyday life – such as background, religion, political views, or even work or marital status. All women, and anyone living their life as a woman, are not only accepted into the WI, but welcomed and celebrated.” Earlier this year the Daily Telegraph reported that some groups had criticised the central WI for increasing annual charges for members. She said the Facebook comments “got increasingly angry. One woman kept on and on commenting and responding with escalating hostility”. Ms Gaunt’s post also talks about an earlier event, the annual meeting for the east Sussex group, which had talks from Sam Taylor, Editor of the ‘Lady’ magazine and celebrity gardner Tom Hart-Dyke. The Shoreditch Sisters declined to comment. Lynne Stubbings, Chair of the NFWI, said: “All WIs are different and we are incredibly proud of the diversity within the WI. One of our key messages is ‘The WI is what you want it to be’, and we encourage individual WIs to make their WIs a reflection of their members.”The WI gives women a space where they can be themselves, and do what they want to do, surrounded by other supportive women. One of the aspects that members, young and old, cherish is the opportunity to meet people of different ages, as well as cultures and backgrounds.”Many members actually say it’s the only opportunity they have to speak with women of different generations, and these cross-generational friendships make the WI unique. Shoreditch Sisters Wi at a march last_img read more

Olympus completes clean water initiative in Vietnam

first_imgOlympus Pacific Minerals, a Canadian mining company developing the Bong Mieu gold mine, and the East Meets West Foundation have recently completed a clean water project for the people of the Tam Lanh commune, near the mine in central Vietnam. An official ceremony to hand over the project to the community was held on January 20, 2009 at the Peoples’ Committee Hall in Tam Lanh. The modern water system will provide clean water to people in three hamlets, Bong Mieu, An Binh and An Lau of Tam Lanh commune. Olympus, its friends, (including the Rotary Club of Dural, Australia) and investors provided funding for the project while the foundation provided project design, construction expertise and operational management training for the community. This is a system that has been successfully introduced into many areas in Quang Nam Province and other parts of central Vietnam.The water system has the capacity to serve 400 households of Tam Lanh commune, with presently 253 homes having access to clean safe water for daily use. Olympus has said that it is pleased to have been a major contributor in the clean water project that will benefit the people who live in close proximity to the company’s Bong Mieu mine. The company said: “Our dedication to provide programs to the local community that will offer sustainable healthy lifestyles remains one of our top priorities.”last_img read more

3D printing a breakthrough for rapid prototyping

first_imgMultotec’s use of 3D printing over the past two years has proved this technology’s ability to produce prototypes for customers quickly and cost effectively, according to Multotec Manufacturing Technology Manager, Chris Oldewage. “Our 3D printing facilities bring designs to life, and allow for physical and visual interaction during concept development,” he says. “We can now produce a prototype within 24 hours, improving our response time to identified opportunities.”He highlights that full-sized prototypes can even be tested on the company’s testing rigs, so that their practical application can be proved before advancing to tooling stage. Reprinting can be quickly conducted to incorporate fine tuning and minor adjustments.The 3D printed parts are used as the pattern to produce a mould for products such as screen panels; silicon is firstly cast around the pattern, and then removed after it is cured. This silicon mould is used to make prototype screen panels from the required polyurethane material.“The ease of use of these 3D printers allows for an accurate prototype to be produced far more quickly than conventional tooling,” he says. “Tooling is relatively costly, so the 3D printing is definitely a more cost effective option.”According to Dave Hunt, mould designer at Multotec’s technical service centre, the technology removes the guess work from the product development process. Part of continuous improvement is to improve existing tooling; being able to print the new mould parts make it easy to validate the design and functionality before making the actual steel parts.Multotec runs two types of heat lamination 3D printers, which can print objects of various sizes. The company has also invested in an extruder so that it can extrude cords to the same specifications that it uses in the manufacturing process.“3D printing technology is being used by business units throughout the Multotec Group, and we have successfully used it to develop new products and to improve our produce development timelines,” says Oldewage. “These 3D models are also valuable tools to employ during our training sessions, to ensure better visual understanding among staff and customers.”last_img read more

Un des deux cachalots coincés dans le port de Tasmanie est mort

first_imgUn des deux cachalots coincés dans le port de Tasmanie est mortMardi, les autorités de l’île australienne de Tasmanie ont annoncé que l’un des deux cachalots qui s’étaient retrouvés coincés sur un banc de sable dans un port était mort dans la nuit. Le sauvetage des cétacés a été compliqué par des conditions météo très mauvaises. Malgré l’optimisme des sauveteurs, le cétacé n’aura pas passé la nuit. Ce matin, le bilan de l’échouage des 26 cachalots survenus samedi sur l’île australienne de Tasmanie s’est encore alourdi. Après la mort de 22 d’entre eux qui gisaient sur une plage près de Strahan, les services des Parcs et de la vie sauvage de la région ont annoncé qu’un autre animal était mort. Il s’agit d’un des deux cachalots qui se sont retrouvés emprisonnés dans Macquarie Harbour et qui n’avaient pu jusqu’ici être secourus.À lire aussiUn cachalot sauvage imite un plongeur en train de faire une pirouette dans l’eauEn effet, les conditions météo se sont avérées particulièrement mauvaises ces derniers jours compliquant davantage la tâches des équipes qui tentent de libérer les cétacés de près de douze mètres et pesant plus de deux tonnes. “Nous avons un cachalot qui est encore vivant, mais l’autre est mort pendant la nuit”, a ainsi déclaré à l’AFP une porte-parle des services des Parcs et de la vie sauvage. Elle a également ajouté : “les équipes de secours oeuvrent à la libération de l’animal depuis la levée du jour, mais les conditions météo, très mauvaises, ont interrompu les opérations. Nous allons surveiller l’animal toute la journée pour nous assurer qu’il soit OK et nous regardons les prévisions météo afin de prendre une décision pour demain”. Si les échouages de baleines sont relativement fréquents en Australie, notamment autour de la Tasmanie, le bilan de celui-ci apparait particulièrement désastreux. Le 15 novembre 2011 à 17:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New boys Cardiff humbled by Bournemouth

first_imgNewly promoted Cardiff City marked their return to the top flight with a 2-0 defeat against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoonBournemouth dominated possession and deservedly took the lead in the 24th- minute as Scotland international Fraser latched on to Wilson’s low pass inside the penalty area and slotted past goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.Wilson failed to double the advantage from the spot as his weak effort was comfortably saved by Etheridge, following a clumsy challenge by Cardiff defender Bruno Ecuele Manga.The Bluebirds showed attacking intent after the break and had a couple of chances to equalize but failed to take their chances.However, Wilson made amends for his first miss with a stoppage time goal that ended the hopes of an equaliser thanks to defender Simon Francis’ cross from close range.AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.Bournemouth take on West Ham United at the London Stadium next Saturday afternoon, while, Cardiff face Newcastle at the Cardiff City Stadium in their first home match on their return to the top flight.FULL-TIME Bournemouth 2-0 CardiffGoals in each half from Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson get Bournemouth off to a winning #PL start against promoted Cardiff#BOUCAR pic.twitter.com/boDCHXQm2X— Premier League (@premierleague) August 11, 2018last_img read more

This Media Industry Downturn The Same or Worse And Why

first_imgI was talking to a CEO this morning and we touched on the stunning twin news flashes from today: VSS is predicting the first two-year decline in ad spending in 75 years, and fourth quarter 2008 BIN numbers were off by more than 13 percent. He predicted that the first quarter numbers will certainly be worse. (By the way, why the heck can’t those BIN numbers be more up-to-date? The Publishers Information Bureau gets its numbers out much faster, and most b-to-b publishers have already closed our final numbers for Q1 by now. Reporting Q4 on February 24 seems just a tad late.)We both acknowledged how bad it is for the industry right now. I said it feels like the worst I’ve been through, and he agreed, but then he said: “We always say that.”So my question is this: Is this recession worse? And if it is, why? Over a three-year period from 2001 to 2003, b-to-b media lost about 35 percent of its revenue, according to the Business Information Network. During that period, it was common around the industry for conference speakers and writers to describe it as the “worst media-industry downturn since the Great Depression.”After awhile, we all took that as a given, though no one I know ever went back and actually analyzed the extent of that downturn compared with earlier ones.I also remember the 1991 downturn. That was tough, even for someone who was a junior editor at the time. There were the usual rounds of painful layoffs. I remember one day when at least six editors I worked with made the terrible walk to the corner office one by one, undoubtedly knowing their certain fate. And that ‘90s recession lasted a long time. It wasn’t until 1995 when things were really humming again in the magazine world.last_img read more

Abhinandans gunslinger should be made national moustache

first_imgNEW DELHI: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday proposed in the Lower House that the moustache of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be given the status of ‘national moustache’. A day after Balakot airstrikes, on February 27, Varthaman, flying a MiG-21 Bison, was chasing Pakistani F-16 fighters which had transgressed into the Indian airspace, and in the process, his plane crossed over to the Pakistani side and was shot down. He ejected safely but was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army upon landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made national moustache,” Varthaman said while speaking on the floor of the house. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the release of Varthaman, calling it a “peace gesture”. He was handed over to the Indian authorities through the Wagah-Attari border at around 9:20 pm on March 1. After Varthaman’s returned to India, his swashbuckling gunslinger moustache and equally suave hairstyle have become the new fad among men across the country. A hair cutting saloon in Bengaluru had started giving free Wing Commander Abhinandan like moustaches and hairstyle to its customer.last_img read more

Delhi government to give ownership rights to 7200 families

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to grant ownership rights to around 7,200 families that got agricultural land in the mid-70s under a programme for landless people. Under the “20-point programme”, launched during former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s tenure in 1975-76, around 12,500 landless families in Delhi got land for cultivation, according to officials. “At that time, there were around 360 villages in Delhi. Around 12,500 families from these villages got plots measuring an acre or less,” Delhi’s Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Recognised as “Asamis” or tenants, these families were required to apply for land ownership with the revenue department. Some of them found a way around the bureaucratic process and secured ownership rights to their land, while the others, mainly from Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes, could not “because they couldn’t afford to bribe officers,” an official claimed. “Left in the lurch, these families still don’t have land rights. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Considering the rapid rate of urbanisation in the national capital, new housing and infrastructure projects will be undertaken. Therefore, they face a serious threat of eviction,” Gautam said. People with ownership rights receive good compensation when the agencies acquire their land for government projects. They have access to economic opportunities, while these 7,200 families in 89 villages of Delhi are vulnerable to displacement without any compensation, the minister said. “These families have been moving from pillar to post for the last 40 years. Advertise With Us The Delhi government had even convened a special session on the issue around one and half years ago. “Still, not much has been achieved… the files keep oscillating between the Centre and the city government,” he alleged. Land rights have been granted under the 20-point programme across the country. Only Delhi is lagging behind, Gautam claimed. Recently, at a meeting convened by the minister and Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, district magistrates, divisional commissioners and the principal secretary (revenue) were directed to dispose of the pending cases at the earliest. An official said district magistrates have started meeting such families and the cases will be disposed of soon.last_img read more

Have you seen Jacqueline Fernandezs doppelganger Amanda Cerny Photo

first_imgTwitter and Instagram fans of actress-producer Anushka Sharma and US singer Julia Michaels went crazy looking at their pictures in how similar they look. Finally, it reached a level when the two celebrities interacted with each other on Twitter and it was cute.Julia Michaels reached out to Anushka Sharma and said, “Hi @AnushkaSharma apparently we’re twins lol”. To which, the Bollywood actress replied, “OMG YES!! I’ve been looking for you and the remaining 5 of our doppelgangers all my life”.OMG YES!! I’ve been looking for you and the remaining 5 of our dopplegangers all my life https://t.co/SaYbclXyXt— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 5 February 2019Well, not exactly doppelgängers but Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan has been compared with Hollywood actor-filmmaker Tom Hanks in terms of looks and choice of roles. Actor Kunal Khemu has been compared with Brazilian footballer Neymar. Even actress Deepika Padukone has been compared to model Irina Shayk, who is actor Bradley Cooper’s partner! But these are not really doppelgängers, like Jacqueline or Anushka’s. Jacqueline Fernandez shared a picture of her doppelgänger Amanda CernyInstagramDays after the Internet went crazy looking at the doppelgänger of Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has shared a picture of her doppelgänger Amanda Cerny on Instagram! What’s more, the lookalike of Jacqueline Fernandez is visiting India to meet the actress and former Miss Sri Lanka.Fans were in for a surprise when Jacqueline Fernandez posted a photo collage of her doppelgänger Amanda Cerny and her on Instagram. She captioned the post thus: “@amandacerny I think it’s about time you came visited me in Mumbai!!” Amanda simply said, “Funny you mention it.” She is on her way to India and has posted a picture from a plane, saying, “Bet you can’t guess why im so excited right now !!!!”Jacqueline Fernandez was impressed and said, “Oh my god.. that was fast!!” It seems like Amanda is a real fan of Jacqueline. She replied to her, saying, “your wish is my command Jacqueline!!!!” Woah.last_img read more

Music that heals

first_imgAlok Kumar Verma, IPS, Director General (Tihar Jail), New Delhi has taken a new initiative for the prison inmates to augment their rehabilitation process by introducing Morning Ragas in collaboration with Legends of India. Beginning on April 27, Morning Ragas was introduced with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Internationally acclaimed flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar performed on the inaugural occasion in the presence of almost 2000 inmates. Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Grammy nominee and a Guinness Book of World Record holder began his recital with Ahir Bhairav, followed by a Pahari dhun and two popular compositions Gadhiji’s Vaishnavi Jan.. and Tagore’s Ekla Chalo. He was accompanied by Kalpesh Sachala on the flute and Ustad Akram Khan on the table. The subtle nuances of the flute, a rhythmic jugalbandi between the flute and the tabla mesmerised the prison inmates to the extent that they not only joined the chorus but some of the inmates later expressed their desire to learn music in prison. Coaching classes in the prison will be soon introduced at the earliest. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This musical concert has added a new chapter in the history of Delhi Prison. The event will be held every month. The purpose of conducting the Morning Ragas with sessions of sublime music is to release the inmates from the tyranny of conscious thought. Music is one of the best solutions to such problems. It heals and raises you. Music directly deals with the root causes of crime, violence, and addiction and offers a practical approach to emotional growth. “Our efforts shall help inmates guide themselves bringing in positivity into their lives and to rejuvenate them” said Alok Kumar Verma. It is anticipated that this would have a hugely beneficial effect on the inmates since the spiritual and emotional effects of music in human transformation are well known.last_img read more

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