a month ago​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matip

first_img​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matipby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk singled out his Reds colleague Joel Matip for praise.The Netherlands and Reds centre-back was up for the FIFA Best Player award.Despite losing out to Lionel Messi, Van Dijk was honoured to be among the final three.And he believes that playing next to a player of Matip’s quality certainly helps him show his best qualities.He said to his club’s official website: “We call him Matop because he was that good yesterday!”We need everyone, that’s the message everyone knows in the team. Yesterday he was outstanding, as were all the players. It was a massive win. We do it all together.”In this vote, the country plays a part as well and I’m very proud that things have been going well at Liverpool and in our country things have been going in the right direction too.”We have to all keep it going, that’s the only way forward.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Minister Samuda Expresses Optimism for Sugar Industry

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda, is expressing optimism for the sugar industry.Addressing the 80th Annual Conference of the Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists (JAST), at RIU Ocho Rios resort, in St. Ann on Thursday (November 2), Mr. Samuda implored the stakeholders to press ahead with their cultivation, as it has been a ‘tried, tested and proven’ agricultural commodity.He said the advantages of cultivating sugarcane outweighs any associated negatives, especially due to its resilience to various climatic conditions, which has enabled it to thrive for centuries.“What is better than to plant something that is almost impervious to praedial larceny? Even flooding (it) will affect the quality of the sugar, but it is very temporary; as soon as it gets dry, it just springs up back again,” Mr. Samuda argued.The Minister, in underscoring the importance of the sugar industry to Jamaica’s economy, said the sector is extraordinary, as it serves some 200,000 Jamaicans indirectly and another 50,000 directly, and most importantly, unlike some other crops, has a guaranteed market.Mr. Samuda encouraged the stakeholders to address areas for potential partnerships with the MICAF, and urged them to devise new methods of production which will increase the level of output.This, he said, will ensure greater efficiency and enhance strategies aimed at including non-agricultural investors, to become participants in the industry.“So my plea to you today is, don’t feel discouraged even for a moment. You will be faced with challenges…don’t for a moment, allow yourselves to entertain any negative thoughts about your industry. Let’s move forward in confidence that this industry is going to rise again… I think we can do it; I am sure we can do it,” Mr. Samuda said. The Minister, in underscoring the importance of the sugar industry to Jamaica’s economy, said the sector is extraordinary, as it serves some 200,000 Jamaicans indirectly and another 50,000 directly, and most importantly, unlike some other crops, has a guaranteed market. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda, is expressing optimism for the sugar industry. Addressing the 80th Annual Conference of the Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists (JAST), at RIU Ocho Rios resort, in St. Ann on Thursday (November 2), Mr. Samuda implored the stakeholders to press ahead with their cultivation, as it has been a ‘tried, tested and proven’ agricultural commodity. last_img read more

Trudeau taps veteran Jeremy Broadhurst to run Liberal reelection campaign

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned to veteran Liberal Jeremy Broadhurst to run the governing party’s bid for re-election this fall.Broadhurst, who is currently serving as chief of staff to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, is to take on new duties as national campaign director by May 13.The appointment signals an attempt to reach out to long-time Liberals, some of whom have privately grumbled that their experience has not been tapped or valued by the Trudeau team.Broadhurst is a Team Trudeau insider but he’s also got a long history with the party.He has served in senior positions with every Liberal leader, permanent and interim, since 2006, including a stint as Trudeau’s deputy chief of staff.He ran the Liberals’ war room during the 2011 campaign and, as national director of the party, played a key role in its 2015 election victory.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Reggie Waynes Knee Injury Will End His Season

The Colts’ Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury during Sunday night’s win over the Denver Broncos.Wayne went down in the fourth quarter when he tried to come back and catch a low pass. He wasn’t hit on the play but couldn’t get up after planting his right foot into the turf.Wayne is a big time receiver, so this is bad for the Colts. Last week, he became the ninth member of the league’s 1,000-catch club. The pro-bowler had started 189 consecutive games, which is the longest streak among all active receivers in the league.Coach Chuck Pagano didn’t answer the media questions on whether they would sign another receiver to replace Wayne.

As Petition Grows Extra Security Has Been Added Near

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its veterans. It reads: “To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting.”A Maryland Stadium Authority spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun extra security has been added to M&T Bank Stadium, including the plaza where Lewis’ statue is located.Many other players also knelt Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s call for owners to fire players who refuse to stand during the anthem.Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” that he prayed while he knelt to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.” read more

Sergio Romero expects OShea to receive a positive reception from fans

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero feels that former Reds player John O’Shea will receive a positive reception from the United fans on Saturday.Manchester United face Reading FC on Saturday for their third round of Emirates FA Cup and Romero believes that when O’Shea steps onto the Old Trafford turf on Saturday, he shall receive a great ovation.He adds that any player that has sacrificed their all for the shirt should receive a strong welcome.“Of course, John O’Shea will get a welcome back. He clearly deserves it,” Romero said via Manchester United official website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s the same for all good players who put in 100 percent performances time and time again at United. There is no other way and I would expect them to give him a warm welcome back, to give him something back after all he contributed to the club’s history.”When a player gives 100 percent, they get it back from the fans.“last_img read more

Wrangling Big Data for BtoB

first_imgWith big data comes big responsibility and as newer technology further enables information gathering, companies will need to utilize data-management techniques to grow their brands and extract streams of revenue.Here, Nick Cavnar [pictured], audience consultant for Nick Cavnar LLC and a featured panelist at FOLIO:’s MediaNext event on October 28 to 30 in New York, talks big data’s advantages and drawbacks and how b-to-b publishers can leverage collected data to drive content.FOLIO: There’s an enormous amount of data available to publishers, but is there too much? If you’re looking to better understand how your brands can thrive in a converged media landscape, register now for FOLIO: and min’s MediaNext event on October 28-30. Nick Cavnar: I don’t think it’s a question of too much or too little data. From what I see, most small to medium-size b-to-b publishers simply aren’t making effective use of whatever amount of data they have. Practically no one even has the ability to tie their web traffic data back to their registered subscriber database, to get a full picture of how individuals interact with all their content and advertising. At best, we’re tying together our various lists to get a little better audience profile. But we’re not using data to truly drive our content delivery or produce better leads for our advertisers.FOLIO: What’s driving the data craze and why has it become so important?Cavnar: Part of the craze comes from seeing how powerful data-driven communication can be. We all read accounts of how data was used to target voters in the last presidential election; we see Google using data to deliver targeted advertising; we know retailers are using data to determine which customers get which discounts and promotions.  We can all see that this is the future. But we’re struggling to find “big data” strategies that fit the reality of our small niche b-to-b markets.FOLIO: Where do you feel mid-market b-to-b publishers should focus their data collection and analysis efforts?Cavnar: Absolutely, b-to-b companies need to focus on identifying their web traffic.  We have good data on our audience when it comes to registrations—for magazines, email, events, or whatever. And we know how much traffic we drive to our sites through our email and other push communication to those registered users. But we lose sight of our audience once they get online.I also think we need to do a much better job of linking and identifying b-to-b audiences by company, and not just by broad industry demographics. Today’s business marketers want to target much more precisely—by specific companies or specific influencers within those companies. This requires tying more research and industry data directly to our audience databases.last_img read more

ASEAN set to issue sternest statement on Rakhine crisis

first_imgASEAN leaders gather for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on 13 November 2018. Photo: ReutersSoutheast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting a stronger line being taken within the group.The draft of the chairman’s statement, which was reviewed by Reuters but may change before it is delivered by host Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong at the close of meetings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the situation in Rakhine State was a “matter of concern”.The Singapore government did not immediately comment on the draft statement.A final statement could be issued after the ASEAN leaders start their meeting late on Tuesday.Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay did not answer calls seeking comment on the summit message.A UN report in August detailed mass killings and gang rapes with genocidal intent in a Myanmar military crackdown that began in 2017 and drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh. It called for its commander-in-chief and five generals to be prosecuted under international law.Myanmar has denied most of the allegations in the report.Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be joining the summit in Singapore, has been widely criticised for her handling of the crisis.Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, ASEAN’s seniormost leader, was scathing about the Nobel peace laureate on Tuesday when asked about the situation in Myanmar.”It would seem that Aung San Suu Kyi is trying to defend what is indefensible,” the 93-year-old told reporters in Singapore. “We are very disappointed, because someone who has been detained before knows the sufferings, and should not inflict it on others.”Mahathir and Suu Kyi were seated side by side at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit and at a welcome dinner. TV coverage showed them studiously ignoring each other.Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Suu Kyi, accusing her of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya.”We called on the Independent Commission of Enquiry established by the Government of Myanmar to carry out an independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, and hold those responsible fully accountable,” said the ASEAN chairman’s draft statement.The Rohingya crisis is one of the biggest man-made disasters involving a member since ASEAN was founded in 1967, and it is one of the thorniest issues yet faced by a group that traditionally works by consensus and is reluctant to get involved in matters deemed internal to its members.In July, Myanmar established a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine, which includes two local and two international members from Japan and the Philippines.The draft statement repeated ASEAN’s previous calls on the importance of the repatriation of displaced persons to Myanmar, humanitarian relief and reconciliation among communities, but went further in calling for accountability for the alleged atrocities. The strengthening of rhetoric in the draft was flagged earlier this year by Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan who said his ASEAN peers had urged Myanmar to give the inquiry commission a full mandate to hold those responsible accountable.A source close to pre-summit discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Singapore was leaning towards a stronger stance because it is the most internationally engaged member of ASEAN and feels responsibility as summit host to protect its credibility.It was not clear if all members of the grouping would back the sternest statement to date from ASEAN on the Rakhine issue.ASEAN’s Muslim-majority members – Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei – tend to take the toughest line on the Rohingya question, while Myanmar has close regional allies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Under military control in recent years, Thailand has also provided cover for Myanmar.last_img read more

How Texas Troops Are Boosting FEMA Efforts In Puerto Rico

first_imgU.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr (Public domain)Texas has sent troops to assist FEMA with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.Texas has sent over 12,000 troops, in addition to medical units and cargo planes, to assist FEMA with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The troops are being led by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the Commander of U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.San Antonio Express-News reporter Sig Christenson embedded with Buchanan’s troops in Puerto Rico to bring news about these efforts to the mainland. Christenson said people in Puerto Rico are searching for water, soft drinks, and basic foodstuff.One of the troops’ main objectives was to fortify a dam in San Juan. Christenson says a big problem is that the water is at a high level and stressing the dam, because it rains almost every day.“As one of the engineers told me, you know, it’s a race against time,” Christenson said. “They had no guarantees on being able to hold the dam.”Another part of Buchanan’s mission is delivering supplies. “I’m told that the supplies are getting to people in the 78 municipalities, but there are lots of villages and places in the interior and the very mountainous interior that are very difficult to reach,” Christenson said.Christenson said there’s a distinct lack of communication right now in Puerto Rico.“Most people that we found in our reporting had no idea of how to even get in touch with FEMA on how to file a claim,” he said. “All of those are basic things that, if you are in Houston and you had a flooding incident, that you are going to end up having to file a claim and you are basically told where you can do it.”He said, “If so many people in Puerto Rico are having such a difficult time doing even something as simple as filing a claim, you can bet that things are going to be very, very difficult for a long time.” Sharelast_img read more

Get to Know Kristen Pezzullo

first_img Get to know freshman attacker/midfielder Kristen Pezzullo.Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys, New York YankeesFavorite Athlete: Shaquem Griffin — he inspires me that anything can be done if you are willing to put in the work, give it your all and never give up.Best compliment ever received: The best compliment I have ever received is when two younger girls told me that I was their role model and they chose my jersey number because they wanted to be just like me. Also, when the parents compliment me for being a role model in every aspect of life for their kids.Perfect pizza: Baked ziti on pizzaFavorite musical group/singer: Kane BrownFavorite movie: Notebook & Lizzie McGuireBest subject in school: I love all subjects!Worst subject in school: Don’t totally have one because each class has something valuable to teach, even if it is working through a subject that may not be the most interesting or enjoyable.Favorite food: Peas and Macaroni made by my grandma :)Favorite TV show: Nashville & Gossip girlIf you could have a super power what would it be: I would love to be able to fly and be invisible.Favorite cartoon character: Winnie the PoohMost influential person in your life: Both of my parents are so influential in my life.What do you like to do outside of playing lacrosse: Yoga & live music, especially country concertsWhat’s one thing not many people know about you: I was born without a hipBiggest celebrity Crush: Channing TatumFunniest player on the team: Sarah BlalockBest dancer on the team: Rachel FloreckBest singer on the team: Kirsten ParkerPregame routine: Blasting music and singing it super loud while dancingBest part of your game: My aggression and hustle!!Favorite thing about UofL: My favorite thing about UofL is how it treats its students like royalty and the school does everything possible for you to succeed and be your best self; no matter if that means on a field or in the classroom.Favorite Coach Teeter Saying: “You don’t need a stick to practice” and “Pay the price”Why you chose Louisville: I chose the University of Louisville because when I first stepped on campus it automatically felt like home. I got instant butterflies in my stomach and when I heard the train running through campus it reminded me of home. I also love how Louisville gives their students and student athletes every possible way to succeed. On top of that, I knew that I wanted to play Division 1 lacrosse and I knew that I wanted to play at the highest level possible, the ACC. There is so much to offer on this campus and I just knew it was for me.Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

EastWest Metro to be made operational by Marchend

first_imgKolkata: The first phase of the East-West Metro that will connect Salt Lake Sector V with Salt Lake stadium will be operational by the end of March 2019 or the beginning of April 2019, said Union Minister of State for Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo on Monday.The minister was in the city to witness the progress of work for the E-W Metro.The first trial run of two rakes side-by-side on two tracks was held for the first time in his presence. Supriyo also tried his hands at driving a rake that travelled from Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeCity Centre station to Salt Lake Sector V.”Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL), the executing agency wants to ensure that safety and security measures are in place before starting the services. So we have decided not to hurry with the commencement of services,” Supriyo said.”We are installing a modernised signaling system, the software for which is to be imported from Japan. There are several sharp bends and curves in the alignment from Sector V to Salt Lake stadium. The software is expected by the end of December following which the system will be put in place,” he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe minister has already held talks with the Union Defence ministry including Nirmala Sitharaman for speeding up the process of procurement of the software. According to sources in KMRCL, there will be five rakes in stock before starting the first phase. “We will begin with two or three and will increase the frequency depending upon the passenger demand,” a senior KMRCL official said. The phase from Salt Lake stadium till Sector V will have six stations and cover a distance of 5.5 km. “The way the work is progressing, I am hopeful that Esplanade to Sealdah phase will be operational by June 2019 that we had announced earlier,” he maintained. The minister also shared that some technical problems have delayed work from Sealdah to Esplanade as there are technical glitches in Esplanade where the East-West Metro will intersect the existing North-South Metro that runs from Noapara to Kavi Subhas. “We are working on overcoming the technical hurdles,” a KMRCL official added. The target for the second phase from Howrah Maidan to Sector V is June 2021.last_img read more

BHARAT RANG MAHOTSAV COMMENCES

first_imgThe 19th edition of National School of Drama’s (NSD) International Drama Festival ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ commenced on February 1. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Ratan Thiyam, Chairman, National School of Drama Society and addressed by Waman Kendre, Director, NSD in the august presence of Chief guest, Dr Sonal Man Singh – renowned Bharatnatyam and Odissi Dancer; Guest of Honour, Mr Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India; and Special Guests, Mr Feroz Abbas Khan – eminent film and theatre director and Ms Vera Berzak Schneider – famous theatre director from Israel, whose play in English ‘A Stranger Guest’ will also be performed during the current ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfProf Kendre said, “Today, on the occasion of Basant Panchami, the spring season of theatre has also started.” ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ – an International Drama Festival is Asia’s biggest and also among the largest in the world. Bharat Rang Mahotsav’s this years’ schedule features 94 theatre performances by renowned theater groups from different parts of India and world. This year, in this 21 day festival, theatre lovers of 6 Indian cities including New Delhi, Kurukshetra, Pune, Agartala, Hyderabad and Patna would be treated to scintillating theatre performances. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMr Feroz Abbas Khan said,”I feel that artists should not speak, it is their work that should speak. I appreciate the two doyens of theatre are on the dais – namely Prof Waman Kendre and Ratan Thiyam, who are institutions in their own right. I think festivals means and expresses civilizational values which we cherish. It is during such festivals that the civilizational values like the following comes to the fore: diversity, with their differences and choices are accommodated and welcomed in such festivals.” Chief guest Dr Sonal Mansingh said, “Every day is an auspicious day but today being Basant Panchami, it is considered as one of the most auspicious days according to Hindu calendar. Since ’19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ started today, which is an auspicious day to begin work as it is a day dedicated to Goddess Saraswati – the deity of knowledge. I feel that knowledge will kill all the ignorance and I am still a student and seeker of knowledge. National School of Drama is growing each day and it is leaping ahead, my warm wishes and blessings are with this organization. ’19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ has also invited me and I feel honored to showcase my maiden performance here.” The inaugural play ‘Uttara Rama Charitham’ (in Hindi) was staged before the discerning audience as a tribute to the legendary theatre director, Kavalam Narayana Panikkar. The play was performed by Sopanam Theatre Group of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, which lasted for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. This year 3 plays as a tribute to Indian Theatre Masters – Kavalam Narayan Pannikar, Heisnam Kanhailal and Prem Matiyani who recently left for heavenly abode are being staged. Sopanam Theatre’s maiden Hindi production, ‘Uttara Rama Charitam’ is adapted from Bhavabhuti’s Sanskrit play. The play directed and designed by Kavalam Narayana Panikkar has its text rendition done by Hindi poet Dr Udayan Vajpeyi. The play depicts the dual state of Rama, who is torn between ‘Rama-the family man’ and ‘Rama-the ruler’.last_img read more

Special Central Police Observer to reach city today

first_imgKolkata: The state’s Special Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey will be reaching the city on Sunday. He will remain in the state till the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections and will be looking after the deployment of security forces.The Election Commission has decided to deploy 10 companies of the Central Forces for the first two phases of elections. Polls will be held in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar in the first phase on April 11 while the second phase will see elections in Darjeeling, Raiganj and Jalpaiguri on April 18. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”He (Vivek Dubey) will reach Kolkata at around 4.25 pm on Sunday and will remain in the state till completion of the elections. He will have his chamber at the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office,” said Sanjay Basu, additional CEO, Bengal. The 10 companies of the Central Forces that are deployed in North and South 24-Parganas, Murshidabad, Malda, North Dinajpur, East Midnapore, Birbhum, West Burdwan and Kolkata since March 16 would be used for the first two phases of elections on April 11 and 18 respectively in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar and Darjeeling, Raigunj and Jalpaiguri. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to sources in the Commission, one company each would be deployed in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar. Presently, the Central Forces that are deployed in Kolkata, Birbhum and South 24-Parganas would be sent to these three districts of North Bengal for the first two phases. Along with this, one company of the Central Forces would be deployed in Barrackpore and Diamond Harbour each. One company that is presently deployed in North 24-Parganas would be sent to Barrackpore and among the two companies that are deployed in South 24-Parganas, one would be sent to North Bengal and the remaining one to Diamond Harbour. For the first phase of polls, seven nominations have been filed in Alipurduar (ST) seat and 11 in Cooch Behar. In the second phase, 12 nominations have been filed in Jalpaiguri (SC), 16 in Darjeeling and 14 in Raigunj.last_img read more

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has named Nikolay Su

first_imgRussian broadcaster CTC Media has named Nikolay Surikov as chief financial officer.Surikov was previously chief financial officer of VTB Bank subsidiary VTB Factoring and served as corporate reporting director of service provider MTS from 2004-08.Boris Podolsky, CEO of CTC Media, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nikolay to the CTC Media management team. He is one of the best financial professionals in Russia and a top performing executive. I had a pleasure of working with Nikolay in the past and highly value his professionalism and deep knowledge of finance and accounting. Nikolay’s extensive experience within leading Russian companies and an impressive track record of successfully implemented projects makes him a great addition to our team.”last_img

Gill Pritchard UK broadcaster Channel 4 has named

first_imgGill PritchardUK broadcaster Channel 4 has named Gill Pritchard as director of audience technologies and insight.Pritchard, who will take up her post with immediate effect and report directly to CEO David Abraham, will be responsible for transforming the way Channel 4 collates and uses data and viewer insight in order to generate new ideas and maximise Channel 4’s competitiveness, the company said. She will lead all activities relating to research, data capture, database management analytics and its dissemination and commercial use throughout Channel 4.Pritchard, who will be tasked with building a new group within Channel 4 that will include the existing research and insight team, the viewer support team and audience technologies, joined Channel 4 as director of strategy in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to director of strategy and corporate development with responsibility for the channel’s corporate development function, including all M&A and partnerships.Keith Underwood, Channel 4 head of strategy, will now take overall responsibility for strategy and Glyn Isherwood, Channel 4 director of finance, will take on corporate developmentPrior to joining Channel 4 Pritchard held a number of senior positions at BBC Worldwide including director of Children’s and head of strategyPritchard said: “Building on our reputation for innovation and the advantage of having such a young, technology-savvy audience, Channel 4 will use the latest technologies and analytics to become the most viewer centric broadcaster in the UK. In this exciting new era our priority is to foster the use of data-driven relationships with audiences throughout Channel 4, helping to deliver pioneering new ideas and business models for the fully converged future.”last_img read more

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I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,6666666666667" width="640" layout="responsive" class="caas-img has-width">Violence,上海龙凤论坛Temple, Chaired by the former Cross Rivers State governor, Nunn sat down with me to talk moderation in a time of hyper-partisanship the challenges of running as a mother of young children and whether she’d rather have Barack or Michelle Obama stump for her Here are excerpts from the interview: Q What do you make of the debt ceiling shenanigans of the past two years We cannot fool around with defaulting Its part of whats created the uncertainty that we know at least economically the threats of shutting down the threats of default Business needs certainty in order to invest and its important that our leaders act responsibly around this issue Q What did you make of the House Republicans last attempt to tie debt ceiling to restoring the sequester cuts to veteran pensions What I would say is we need to as much possible ask our leaders to act without brinksmanship or gamesmanship around these issues Everybody knows that we cant afford to default and we should focus on that issue We also should restore the pensions But I think that we need more maturity in our leadership and more focus on the national interests versus the political interests Q So youre against the sequester As people have said repeatedly sequestration is the absolute wrong way of making the cuts Nobody in business would cut across the board they would cut strategically And we are going to have to make difficult cuts but we are not going to do it effectively when we do it through sequestration which everybody adopted only because it was such a preposterous thing that they would never allow it to happen Q But you do talk about the problems of long-term debt that is one of your central campaign themes How would you go about cutting debt Do you support Simpson Bowles Is there a plan out there that you see that you like I think Simpson Bowles was a good step in the right direction None of this can be done unilaterally It has to be done in concert It has to be done in a bipartisan way It has to be done with trusting leaders who are also willing to speak with courage and conviction about the necessity of making hard choices and of living within the constraints of our resources and done in a holistic way because its going to take a holistic approach Q But debt is not that much of an issue any more in Washington maybe it still is on the campaign trail But Democrats are actually talking about more stimulus spending infrastructure investments because the economy cant afford more austerity at this point Im not talking about short-term deficit reduction Im talking about long-term debt And I think those are distinguishable things And so when were talking about pro-growth policies in order to invest to ensure that our economy is growing thats a part of the equation in dealing with long-term debt So I think that we often in the political discourse conflate those things in a way that lead us to make short-sighted decisions like sequestration Q Where do you stand on the Keystone pipeline I have studied it and I do believe it’s something we should move forward with based upon the practical economic imperatives energy independence and also that many of the environmental concerns have been addressed Q Who would you rather have stump for you Barack or Michelle Obama I would say that I am focused not so much on getting others to stump for me as I am on getting Georgians to stump for me right now and talking to the voters of Georgia myself directly And then getting people that are from Georgia demonstrate their willingness to come out Ive worked with President Obama Michelle Obama Ive had the opportunity to work with President Bush and Barbara Bush and it would be a hard choice to say which of the Presidents and First Ladies that I have worked with that I would have most like stump for me Q So its more Bush v Obama Well Ive just had the privilege of working with Presidents across the aisle That have embraced service and volunteerism and found common ground Its something that I believe that our presidents have done on certain issues especially around volunteer service that is admirable and that we need more of Q Some of your fellow southern candidates have run away from Obama They didnt want to be seen with him Do you have a fear of being seen with unpopular President I ultimately think that people make choices based on individual candidates As I said Ive had the real privilege and opportunity to work in different ways with the Presidents over the last several decades and I have an enormous amount of respect for all of our Presidents for the public service that they do and the leadership that they provide our country Q How do you balance appealing to younger progressive voters and older more conservative voters Because those are two very different constituencies that youre going for You know I think thats true but at the same time there’s a lot of common ground Like when I go around the table whether its young people or older people they still say jobs is their number one priority They still believe that education no matter what generation theyre from is key to our future There is a lot that binds generations cross Georgia and share a commitment to our future I certainly think that we are going to be trying to appeal and engage folks through out the state and across the generations including really mobilizing and tapping into idealism and inspiration of young people and the experience and wisdom of seniors Q Georgia’s demographics are clearly changing but are they going to be enough for your candidacy Georgias demographics are changing and we have to both mobilize the base and attract some independent and Republican voters And I think we can do both and Im having a good indication already that we can and will attract folks on both sides of the aisle for my candidacy Q How helpful has your dads name recognition been to this race and could you have run without it Its impossible to separate who I am from my parents in the same time that it is for all of us Im very grateful for his support Its an enormous lift to have his advice Hes been great councilor for all of my life certainly my professional life as well as my growing up Ill continue to look to his guidance and can’t think of a better person to give counsel based on the enormous respect that he has from so many across the state It is absolutely a wonderful thing to have his partnership and to have him as my father Q Do you ever get sexist question or feel any sexism as a female candidate You know I have not really I believe that actually a lot of people are excited about having a woman candidate I talk to a lot of women and men who look to the Senate and see for instance that it was the women that helped resolve the federal shut down that they believe that it’s a good thing to have a diverse set of leaders in our congressional body Q They say women are often more difficult to convince to run Was it difficult to convince you to run You know Im not sure that I could discriminate based on gender But will say that I spent a good bit of time thinking about it Its a very big decision for someone with a 9 and an 11 year old and a career that I loved I definitely wanted to make sure that I believed that I could make a difference that I could make a contribution that we could win in Georgia and that it was the right time for me personally Q Did you speak to other women politicians in Washington like Kirsten Gillibrand and Debbie Wasserman Schultz who have young children I did yeah Q And what was their advice The main thing that they convinced me of was that its possible to be both a great mom and also a great public servant And they sort of gave me all sorts of tips on how to do that which we all have to fund our own path but they convinced me that there was a way of doing it and I think they reinforced what I believed which is that it’s really helpful to have mothers who are keenly aware of a certain set of issues that are shared by mothers across the United States and that having their representation having their voices is an important part of our leadership Q You are one of five Democratic women running in the South This seems to be almost a strategy Do you think that Democratic women have a better shot in the South than male Democrats Theres a great opportunity for women in the south and thats part of the equation But I certainly think that people vote on who they think the best candidate will be to representing their state their interests And I hope thatll be me Q How much do you benefit from a chaotic GOP field I do believe that as I look to the Republican primary it does seem to be a race to the extremes and to embracing the political dysfunction in Washington I certainly think that the contrast is clear and that continue to be evident and potentially even to grow and the differentiation around the ideas that are there Ultimately I believe that Georgians are looking for more pragmatism more collaboration more problem solving and less extremism Q One point one of your "5 Ways to Fix Washington" bars members from becoming lobbyists You realize that most former members who lobby arent technically lobbyist right Im not saying that I dont want people in Congress to not continue to influence things for the public good I think what Im pointing out is that we should not have congressmen and women use the privilege and platform of the relationships and the understanding that they have through their service and apply it parochial or special interests Q Another point of your "5 Ways to Fix Washington" is if Congress doesn’t pass a budget they don’t get paid you realize Dems didn’t pass a budget for four of the last five years in order to protect Obamacare right Theres blame on both asides of the equation for the failure of getting things done in Washington Q So 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