a month agoChelsea midfielder Mount feared long-term injury

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Mount feared long-term injuryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount has revealed he feared he had suffered a long-term injury against Valencia last week.The midfielder was substituted after 15 minutes during the 1-0 loss, but returned to start against Liverpool on Sunday.”As soon as I did it I thought it was going to be a long-term injury,” Mount said.”But then I iced it and it calmed down and I realised it was not as bad as I first thought. The next day I was jogging on it a little and from then I knew there was a chance of me being involved [against Liverpool yesterday].”There is still swelling there now but it is solid and I felt good and I trained the day before. I was pretty positive the day before the game that I would be involved.”He added: “You have to block the injury out of your mind and focus on the game.”When I had that chance which I felt I should have scored I rolled my ankle a little bit and it felt fine. It was fine throughout the whole game. It was solid.”Your Champions League debut, you don’t want it to end so soon, but that is football, it happened, and I try to stay positive. “I looked forward to the Liverpool game and set a goal that hopefully I could get ready for that. I feel like I am a quick recoverer and we worked on it hard and I was able to get back.” last_img read more

11 days agoMason slams Wales handling of James head injury

first_imgMason slams Wales handling of James head injuryby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRyan Mason has slammed Wales’ handling of a head injury to Manchester United winger Daniel James in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Croatia.James appeared to be unconscious after clashing with opponent Domagoj Vida, but was allowed to continue in the match.Former Spurs midfielder Mason suffered a career-ending concussion in 2018 and believes Wales were wrong to permit James to play on.”Daniel James was just knocked out unconscious! Yet three minutes later he has been allowed back onto the pitch,” Mason posted on his Twitter account.Both James and Wales coach Ryan Giggs denied the Manchester United winger was unconscious after the incident. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoArsenal boss Emery fumes over Sokratis penalty call: Where was VAR?

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery fumes over Sokratis penalty call: Where was VAR?by Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery believes Arsenal were robbed of a clear penalty against Sheffield United on Monday night. The Blades won the match 1-0 thanks to a first-half strike from Lys Mousset.But Emery says the Gunners were unlucky not to have a chance to equalise from the penalty spot after Sokratis was fouled in the box.He told Sky Sports: “The scorer was with our goalkeeper and we had three players free to attack the ball. They gave us a key moment – the goal and another one when we should have had a clear penalty on Sokratis.”Bukayo Saka drives forward but I do not know if it was a penalty. It is a hard action for a yellow card. With VAR, the foul on Sokratis should have been reviewed. it was clear but we have to accept it.” last_img read more

ESPN Releases Game Times For 10 Opening Weekend Games

first_imgESPN College Football Playoff logo.ESPN ESPN AnnouncersESPNThe opening weekend for this year’s college football season, simply put, is going to be epic. Monday, ESPN/ABC released game times for 10 of the best matchups we’re going to see.South Carolina and Vanderbilt will kick things off on Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM ET, oddly enough in an SEC regular season tilt. Georgia Tech and Boston College will play in Dublin Ireland, at 7:30 AM ET on Saturday morning.Here are the rest of the games – including Oklahoma vs. Houston, LSU vs. Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson vs. Auburn, Notre Dame vs. Texas and Ole Miss vs. Florida State.9/1/2016: South Carolina at Vanderbilt on ESPN (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia Tech vs. Boston College on ESPN2 (7:30 AM ET) 9/3/2016: Oklahoma vs. Houston on ABC (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: Hawaii at Michigan on ESPN (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: LSU vs. Wisconsin on ABC (3:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia vs. North Carolina on ESPN (5:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: USC vs. Alabama on ABC (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Clemson at Auburn on ESPN (9:00 PM ET) 9/4/2016: Notre Dame vs. Texas on ABC (7:30 PM ET) 9/5/2016: Ole Miss vs. Florida State on ESPN (8:00 PM ET)Which will you be watching?last_img read more

Seven stories in the news for today July 25

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Tuesday, July 25———HORGAN, TRUDEAU TO MEET FOR FIRST TIMEThe debate around the planned TransMountain pipeline expansion in British Columbia could intensify today when Prime Minister Trudeau meets new B.C. Premier John Horgan for the first time. The two have sidestepped the issue in official communications thus far, including a news release from Horgan on Monday where he said he intends to discuss the opioid crisis, B.C.’s wildfire emergency and the softwood lumber dispute with Trudeau. But there is little time if Horgan wants to stop the project as Kinder Morgan said just last week that construction is on schedule to begin in September.———B.C. TOWNS PREPARE TO WELCOME BACK WILDFIRE EVACUEESThe mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., says the city is ready to welcome thousands of residents home, as soon as fire officials give the okay. About 10,000 residents of the Interior city were forced to leave more than a week ago when several wildfires threatened to cut highway access. About 20,000 people across the province remained displaced by wildfires yesterday.———WETTLAUFER FACES NURSES’ COLLEGE HEARINGA convicted serial killing nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care faces a professional college disciplinary hearing today. The College of Nurses of Ontario alleges Elizabeth Wettlaufer committed professional misconduct when she overdosed 14 patients with the intent to harm or kill them. A college spokeswoman says Wettlaufer is not expected to appear before the discipline panel, which is could make their decision by the end of the day.———TWO EX-BISHOPS FOUND GUILTY OF POLYGAMYA former bishop of a religious community in southeastern B.C. is making no apologies after he was found guilty of practising polygamy. A judge said Monday that evidence proves both Winston Blackmore and his co-defendant, James Oler, were practising members of a breakaway Mormon sect that believes in plural marriage. Blackmore legally married one woman, then took 24 other wives in so-called celestial marriages, and Oler had five wives.———ONTARIO CONSIDERS DISCLOSING PHARMA PAYMENTS TO DOCSOntario is considering a first-in-Canada policy that would see the payments private drug companies make to doctors made public. The province is consulting with several groups about the regulations that govern such payments. Payments from pharmaceutical companies to health care providers can raise concerns about conflicts of interest in the prescribing and promotion of certain drugs.———ALLEGED COMPASSION-KILLING CASE RESUMES IN QUEBECA preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin today for a Montreal man charged with murdering his wife in a suspected compassion killing. Michel Cadotte, who is in his mid-50s, was charged in February with second-degree murder, one day after Jocelyne Lizotte was discovered in cardiac arrest at a long-term care facility. Cadotte was granted bail earlier this month.———DEAL REACHED TO SAVE PUT BULLS FROM DEATH ROWEighteen alleged fighting dogs have been taken off death row in Ontario after a months-long negotiation to save their lives. A judge in a Chatham, Ont., court has ordered the dogs’ owners to surrender ownership in a deal that will see the banned dogs sent to a rehabilitation centre in Florida. The Ontario Society for the Cruelty to Animals had initially applied to euthanize 21 dogs that were deemed incapable of rehabilitation.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will speak to the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce.— UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean will hold news conference to announce his vision to create a new Alberta Advantage.— CN Rail will release its second-quarter results.— The Toronto International Film Festival will announce its first slate of titles.last_img read more

SD60 and 59 receiving money for school upgrades

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has handed out $198 million to school districts for the School Enhancement Program.  A total of 176 projects from around B.C. will use the funding to make upgrades at local schools.In Peace River North, $1.2 million will be spent on roof upgrades at Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary, Robert Ogilvie Elementary and at Charlie Lake Elementary and three school buses will be replaced, costing $398,417.In Peace River South, $2.35 million will be spent on mechanical upgrades at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary and Dawson Creek Secondary and one school bus will be replaced, costing $127,562. “Students deserve to learn in schools that are well maintained and operating the way they should. That’s why we’ve boosted funding to these programs by more than $20 million over last year,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming. “We are supporting B.C. schools with this funding, so students, teachers and school district staff can focus their energy to where it matters most – in the classroom.”last_img read more

Maha IAS official shoots at injures wife hangs self

first_imgMumbai: A 57-year-old IAS official allegedly committed suicide by hanging after firing two rounds from an airgun at his wife in the early hours of Friday in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, police said.Vijaykumar Bhagwat Pawar hanged himself after shooting at and injuring his wife Sonali in Marvade in Mangalwedha town in Solapur, over 380 kilometres from here, an official said. The Indian Administrative Service official was posted in the state’s Skill Development department and had previously served as collector of Nandurbar district. “Neighbours heard shouting and gun shots from the Pawar household following which they alerted police. The couple was rushed to hospital where doctors declared Pawar dead on arrival. Sonali Pawar has sustained bullet injuries and is undergoing treatment,” the official said. “We have recovered two empty rounds and one live airgun cartridge. A probe has been instituted to find out what caused the incident,” he added.last_img read more

Russian award for Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday named for the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ award by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries, a Russian embassy official said. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest state decoration of Russia, the official said. Modi has been conferred with the award for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, the official said.last_img

Rahul urges voters to vote for Nyay

first_imgNew Delhi: As voting for the second phase of polling started Thursday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged voters to “vote for Nyay” (justice). Gandhi also appealed to voters to vote for justice to the unemployed youth, struggling farmers, small businessmen and those who were persecuted due to their religion or caste. He used the hashtag “VoteNyayVoteCongress” with his appeal. “Nyay” is also the social welfare scheme announced by the Congress party in its election manifesto that promises to pay Rs 72,000 per annum to families living below the poverty line. The second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections began today in 95 constituencies.last_img

CEOs office launches twin trams to educate voters in city about EVMs

first_imgKolkata: In a unique bid to create awareness among voters to exercise their franchise, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state introduced two trams with facilities to educate voters about the use of EVMs and VVPAT.One of the trams will move around South Kolkata with another in North Kolkata till Saturday. The two constituencies of Kolkata North and Kolkata South in the city, along with Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Joynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour and Jadavpur will go to polls on May 19, in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Tram is one of the modes that we are using for greater participation of common people in the electoral process. These will move around different parts of the city and create awareness about EVMs and VVPAT. Our icons for physically challenged voters will also motivate them,” CEO Bengal Ariz Aftab said on Tuesday, while flagging off a tram from Ballygunge tram depot. The trams have been decked up nicely with hoardings, banners and leaflets that speak about the importance of elections and at the same time, educate voters about the process. As per figures available with the Election Commission in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the two Kolkata parliamentary constituencies saw poor turnout of voters. Although the state average was a whopping 82.22 percent, Kolkata South recorded only 67.95 percent voting with North Kolkata at 65.99 percent. Some Assembly constituencies located within the city also witnessed poor percentage. Tollygunge, which falls under Jadavpur constituency, recorded a voting of 74.01 percent, while Metiabruz under Diamond Harbour constituency and Bidhannagar Assembly segment under Barasat constituency recorded 72.26 percent and 71.81 percent respectively.last_img read more

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

Full Day for Obama in Jamaica ahead of Historic Summit in Panama

first_img Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – Quite a day for Jamaicans as the most popular world leader is in country, gushing about the Jamaican hospitality and turning a serious face toward the issues of electricity, national debt of CARICOM countries, youth development and opportunities and security.“Wonderful hospitality, we very, very much appreciate that. I assure you that Michelle wishes she was on this trip and so we will have to return with the girls sometime in the future, (applause) she would also applaud for that. As Madame Prime Minister indicated, we had a lot to talk about. First and foremost we discussed how much we support the ongoing reform efforts in Jamaica to deal with its public debt while still making investments in youth and the people of Jamaica which ultimately will determine long term growth to strengthen good governance and rule of law.”US President Barack Obama last night landed at the Norman Manley Intl Airport, was whisked by helicopter to a tour of the Bob Marley museum, which he called one of his most enjoyable experiences since becoming president; adding that he has been a fan of the man and his music which speaks to the spirit of Jamaica. CARICOM leaders numbered fourteen; according to a JIS source close to Magnetic Media and a meeting with those leaders at the UWI immediately followed a press conference which was held at Jamaica House. President Obama, escorted by Hon Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica had earlier on signed and commented in the Official Diplomatic and Courtesy books; funniest thing, Obama added April 10, 2015 – which is the wrong date. It has become a source of fun for the regional media. Just moments ago, a White House town hall meeting wrapped up. It was held at the University of the West Indies and among the students selected to attend and selected to ask a question of President Obama was a female Turks and Caicos Islander studying at UWI. The question focused on the financial services sector and its increased stringency; President Obama gave a comprehensive response and cited Singapore as a good model for the Caribbean when it comes to being more diverse and competitive. The president has had a full day, but shortly will leave Kingston en route to Panama City, Panama for the Seventh Summit of the Americas where for the first time Cuba, a Communist regime, will be in attendance. Related Items:barack obama, jamaica, portia simpson millerlast_img read more

24 Hours to US Presidential Inauguration We are there

first_img#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWashington D.C, USA, January 19, 2017 – We are in Washington DC where in just around 24 hours Donald J Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United states.Americans have flocked to the capital of the country for the ceremony to be held on the Washington Mall to thousands of citizens and guests on the scene and watching on television.  We spoke to other journalists, students and behind the scenes engineers who are in DC for the historic moment.It is expected there will be protests, there is admitted trepidation about what Mr. Trump will be like as Commander and Chief but generally, there is an excitement.   Last night, we caught some footage of Three Doors Down, Grammy Award winning rock band running a sound check as among the performers for the post swearing in concert set for the Washington Mall.Go to Magnetic Media Fanpage on Facebook to see our photos.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Jobless Wenger frustrated with current status

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up on his frustration on being without a job since he left the London side.Rumours were rife that he was very close to agreeing on a deal to take over AC Milan, but the man himself insisted it was “fake news”.Though he hasn’t yet confirmed where his next job will be, the veteran is keen to get back into coaching.“I don’t feel retired at all but I feel frustrated,” Wenger told Football Italia via BeIn Sports.“I am basically a competitor and what I miss – honestly there are many things I don’t miss at all, like all of the stuff around the game you have to deal with.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“But of course, the day, the competition, the achievement that you can do together, sharing emotions, sharing competitions, ups, and downs with others, of course, you miss that because I spent my life in that“I’m not finished. People always want to put you in cases, like you are retired or you are finished. People want to finish you completely when you have got older.“But as long as you have an appetite for life I will go on.“One advantage I have from 35 years in the game is sharing what I know with other people and if you don’t do that then life is useless.“You should not leave this world without trying to give something to the people.”last_img read more

ASA Voices Opposition to Harbinson WTO Compromise

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) today outlined the concerns of its 26,000 producer members before the House Committee on Agriculture regarding the compromise advanced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agriculture Committee Chairman Stuart Harbinson, which proposes much smaller percentage reductions in tariffs, and allows self-designated developing countries to exempt “special products” from any cuts.”The Harbinson approach falls well short of achieving ASA’s goal to offset increasing global production of oilseeds and oilseed products through expanded market access for soybeans, soybean products, poultry, pork, beef, and dairy,” said ASA First Vice President Ron Heck, a soybean producer from Perry, Iowa. “The Administration needs to develop an alternative or risk failure at the upcoming WTO negotiations in Cancun, Mexico in September. Our purpose for raising concerns is not to undermine support for reaching an agreement on agriculture in the Doha Round, but to build support for a successful agreement.”ASA strongly endorsed and continues to support the United States proposal first advanced by the Clinton Administration in 1999 and reaffirmed by the Bush Administration last year. In the area of export competition, ASA supports the Administration’s proposal to phase out export subsidies and to establish common rules for export credits and government-backed financing programs used by all exporting countries. ASA opposes continuing the Uruguay Round approach of equal percentage reductions in trade-distorting domestic support, which would preserve the significant advantage enjoyed by the European Union.”ASA also finds totally unacceptable Harbinson’s proposal that would allow developing countries, including Brazil, to fund major programs to develop and expand their agricultural production and transportation infrastructure without discipline while similar programs in “developed countries,” including the United States, are subject to reductions,” Heck said. “If the purpose of the Doha negotiations is to reduce trade-distorting practices, it should not require sharp reductions in support in developed countries while giving equally-competitive developing countries a blank check to expand similar programs.”Harbinson would subject food aid programs to various disciplines, including replacing donations of agricultural commodities and food products with monetary contributions. This approach is not acceptable to ASA and other commodity organizations that view food assistance as an important market development tool as well as a means to help feed the poor in other countries. ASA and other agriculture groups are circulating a letter addressed to United States Trade Ambassador Robert Zoellick detailing a number of concerns with the Harbinson text.”While we support regional or bilateral negotiations, particularly with countries that offer significant opportunities for U.S. agriculture,” Heck said, “ASA’s top trade priority is to obtain a meaningful WTO outcome. The WTO offers the best prospects for achieving a significant improvement in worldwide market access and the global income growth that is so critical to the future success of U.S. agriculture.”Heck told the Committee that the United States must substantially increase market access through aggressive reductions in tariffs and elimination of non-tariff barriers on soybeans, soy-based products, poultry, pork, beef, and dairy. Heck said this is particularly important in populous developing countries in Asia, where per capita consumption of animal protein and vegetable oil is currently low. As global production and exports of soybeans and soy-based products increase in coming years, the U.S. must make demand and imports grow as well.Exports of U.S. soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil have expanded to the equivalent of 1.4 billion bushels, while exports of soy-fed pork and poultry products accounted for an additional 130 million bushels in 2002. Taken together, exports of soybeans and value-added soybean products represented 53 percent of last year’s total U.S. soybean production.Past trade agreements have been beneficial for U.S. soybean producers. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. soybean exports to Mexico doubled. The free trade agreement with Chile that President George W. Bush signed in early June will improve market access for U.S. soybeans. The Free Trade Agreement of the Americas and Central American Free Trade Agreement will also be beneficial to the U.S. soybean growers, and the Southern Africa Customs Union free trade agreement can be of some benefit for both commercial and humanitarian purposes.U.S. soybean producers have seen the benefits of tariff reductions under the Uruguay Round and NAFTA in the form of expanding foreign demand and exports in the years since these agreements were completed. While the U.S. soybean and livestock industries have benefited greatly from the growth in foreign demand and imports, competition is from other exporting countries.”To protect against devalued foreign currency exchange rates, cut-rate pricing resulting from hidden subsidies, lack of enforcement for intellectual property rights, and discriminatory trade practices, the United States must maintain an adequate farm income safety net for U.S. producers,” Heck said. “Competitors such as Brazil must be subject to the same commitments and disciplines regarding domestic support that we are required to meet in the United States.”last_img read more

Avalanche Hazard Reduction On The Seward Highway Tomorrow

first_imgThe work will be between mileposts 37 and 38 at the Sterling Wye. Expect lane closures, road blocks, road closures, stopped traffic, short delays, and be prepared to stop, maintenance equipment on the roadway. Mirian Morse with the DOT: “There will be intermittent traffic delays, April 4, which is tomorrow. Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation will be doing Avalanche Hazard Reduction on the Seward Highway at Sterling Wye, on April 4.last_img

Aspires Interweave Acquires Craft Enthusiast Web Site

first_imgCraft and arts publisher Interweave—a unit of Loveland, Colorado-based Aspire Media—has acquired CrochetMe.com from its developer, Kim Werker, the former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Unrelated to the sale, Werker, who made the reverse jump from online to print in 2007, has resigned as editor of the magazine. Werker will remain with Crochetme.com as a blogger and creative consultant, Interweave said.Werker launched Crochetme.com in 2004. The site will join Interweave’s portfolio of online properties in its fiber craft division. In June, Interweave acquired four arts-related magazines—including American Artist—from Nielsen Business Media.last_img

Social Media Apps For CMS

first_imgMost any content management system—enterprise or open source—is capable of basic social media functions such as commenting. But now publishers are looking for social media apps that offer a direct connection between their site and the broader social networks such as Facebook. “Two years ago, CMS was 80 percent of the focus, now maybe it’s 40 percent for a publisher,” says Dave Iannone, founder of Web development firm Go Forward Media (and architect of the FOLIOMag.com design). Many of the social networks are introducing both generic and system-specific applications to tie the CMS to their network. However, most of those applications are geared more toward open source rather than proprietary systems. Facebook Connect is an API that allows users to integrate parts of the Facebook experience into their Web site or mobile program. System-specific versions of Facebook Connect are also popping up, such as modules for open source systems like Drupal and WordPress. An article on social media blog Mashable talks about “8 of the Best Social Media Extensions for Joomla,” including the AddThis Button, which is a single method of adding major social media bookmarking and sharing applications such as Digg, Twitter and Facebook.Single Point of EntryInstant access through a single point of entry is becoming key. FastCompaany.com now allows users to sign into the Web site via the user’s Facebook account. “There are plug-ins that if you comment in one area, it let’s people know you commented everywhere else you have an account,” says Iannone. “That does away with the need for a ‘site account.’ You have to integrate in all these other places beyond what you are doing on your own site. You’re going to get more fans on Facebook and you’ll have a direct connection that’s way more valuable than e-mail.”  ABA Journal, the association magazine for the American Bar Association, recently launched a program called Legal Rebels that features a standalone Web site with multi-media profiles of 50 legal profession innovators, as well as its own dedicated Facebook page for the program [see the full story on page 24]. However, the dedicated site also has links to major social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr embedded right into its CMS (Expression Engine). “It just involved signing up for each of the services (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and adding a link on our site,” says editor and publisher Edward Adams.To keep up, some of the enterprise social media platforms such as KickApps and Ning are starting to introduce sign-on modules that can be used with sites powered by open source CMS such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Social media remains a priority for most publishers but in the wake of failures of proprietary, standalone social media networks such as Variety’s “The Biz,” publishers are realizing that rather than creating community at their own sites, they need to be catching readers where they already are: Facebook and Twitter. Playboy started out building its own networking products on platforms like Ning, but now finds Facebook more cost efficient. “We’re putting more resources there and getting more response,” says director of online communities and social platforms Paul Thomas. The same is true for b-to-b publishers such as Bobit Business Media, which publishes Police. “Our editors didn’t think having a Facebook page would be worth it, but we did a search and found 600,000 users with ‘law enforcement’ in their profile,” says director of marketing and e-media Christine Oldenbrook. “We set up a fan page and had 100 fans overnight. Our editors will use it to push content while we market subscriptions through it.” Choosing Appslast_img read more