Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

first_img(AP) – Women and rap artists have both felt shunned at past Grammy Awards, but both took center stage this year.Childish Gambino’s “This is America” became first rap-based song to win record and song of the year, and Cardi B was the first solo female to win best rap album.Gambino and Kacey Musgraves both led the way with four Grammys, and Duo Lipa won best new artist while throwing shade at outgoing Grammy head.A songwriter and producer on “This is America” said backstage that he was surprised the victories were so historic, considering how rap has permeated the industry.Ludwig Goransson said: “It’s about time something like this happened with the Grammys as well.”last_img read more

Juventus want to capture Kylian Mbappe

first_imgAdvertisementJanuary is upon us and with it comes the much-awaited transfer window. Major football clubs from Europe will try to eye big names in the game.Rumour is, Juventus are trying to capture Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.After the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo for 88 million pounds last summer, the Italian club’s chairman, Andrea Agnelli wants to sign a young player who is of equal commercial appeal and on-field prowess and Mbappe seems to be the perfect candidate.PSG paid 160 million pounds to sign the 20-year-old forward last summer but the French club’s current situation under the Financial Fair Play scrutiny might force them to sell off their top stars.It would be a huge benefit for Juve’s attacking department if they indeed manage to sign the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner and Best Young Player award winner as he is touted by pundits to become one of the next big things in the coming days.Advertisementlast_img read more

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial says media companies paid bribes

first_imgA prosecution witness in the U.S. corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico’s Grupo Televisa (TLVACPO.MX) and Brazil’s Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.The testimony came during the first trial to emerge from the U.S. investigation of bribery surrounding FIFA, soccer’s world governing body.Alejandro Burzaco, former head of sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, named the companies while being questioned by a prosecutor in Brooklyn federal court. Torneos and Fox Sports, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O), jointly owned a sports marketing venture, T&T Sports Marketing Ltd, according to Burzaco.Fox, Televisa and Globo were not charged by U.S. prosecutors in the case.Televisa spokesman Olmos Cruz Alejandro said the company could not comment without knowing more about the trial testimony. Fox Sports spokeswoman Terri Hines said the company had no immediate comment.Globo denied the allegations and said its internal checks did not find any illegal payments.Prosecutors also showed jurors a contract dated 2008 between T&T and a Turks and Caicos-based entity called Somerton Corp, providing for a $3.7 million payment to Somerton.Burzaco said the contract was signed by James Ganley, former chief operating officer of Fox affiliate Fox Pan American Sports, and was a cover for bribes to people including former Argentine Football Association president and FIFA executive Julio Humberto Grondona, who died in 2014.Ganley is named as a defendant in a 2016 civil lawsuit in a Florida federal court by Florida-based soccer network GolTV, which claims that Ganley and others paid bribes for broadcast rights. Lawyers representing Ganley in that lawsuit could not be reached for comment.advertisementThe three soccer officials on trial in Brooklyn are Juan Angel Napout, former president of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL and Paraguay’s soccer federation; Manuel Burga, former president of Peru’s soccer federation; and Jose Maria Marin, former president of Brazil’s soccer federation. Prosecutors claim the three accepted bribes in exchange for the award of rights to soccer tournaments.Burzaco told jurors that he helped arrange bribes paid to all three defendants, though his testimony went far beyond that, describing corruption throughout international soccer.He said Grondona and two other South American soccer officials on FIFA’s executive committee, Nicolas Leoz and Ricardo Teixeira, were bribed to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.After Qatar came up short in the first rounds of voting, Grondona and Teixeira cornered Leoz in a restroom, Burzaco said.”They shake him out and say, ‘What the hell are you doing? Are you the one not voting?'” he said, adding that Qatar was voted host of the 2022 World Cup after the encounter.Leoz, who once led the South American soccer association CONMEBOL, and Teixeira, who led Brazil’s soccer federation, are among the 42 people and entities charged by the United States, but are not in U.S. custody.last_img read more

Ready and roaring: Jasprit Bumrah joins Mumbai Indians for training session

first_imgIndia’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who’s recovering from a shoulder injury, Tuesday joined his IPL team Mumbai Indians’ practice session, but did not bowl at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Baengaluru.A vital cog in India’s World Cup plans, Bumrah landed awkwardly on his left shoulder while fielding during Sunday’s IPL contest against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.He did not travel with his MI team-mates on Monday but flew in here separately on Tuesday. MI play against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Thursday.Bumrah was seen running along with his team-mates for nearly 20 minutes and he looked in fine fettle. He also participated in a catching drill with Anmol Singh.Ready and roaring pic.twitter.com/wZbmJhvbmSJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) March 26, 2019He took chest-high as well as low catches and threw the balls with ease.Bumrah, however, did not bowl at the nets. He was seen having a discussion with Zaheer Khan, who is MI’s Director of Cricket Operations, for most part of the net session.Bumrah also was seen having an animated talk with rival Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli — also India skipper — for nearly 15 minutes.Towards the end of the practice session, Bumrah had some jovial time with Paul Chapman, who is Mumbai’s strength and condioning coach.The national team relies heavily on Bumrah, who has earned the reputation of being the world’s best bowler in death overs.Also Read | Sri Lanka allows Lasith Malinga to play for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019last_img read more

The Populism Project new poll suggests northern populism brewing in Canada

first_imgOTTAWA – A majority of Canadians believe the factors driving recent political upheaval in other Western countries are on the rise here too, a new poll suggests.But The Canadian Press/EKOS Politics survey indicates those who support challenges to the status quo here are somewhat different than those behind it elsewhere, suggesting a version of “northern populism” could be brewing in Canada.“Most of the ‘elites’ will tell you it’s not really happening here, we’re pretty immune to this sort of thing,” said Frank Graves, president of EKOS.“But when we ask Canadians, there’s room, and perhaps fuel, for populism in other parts of society.”Populism is the term most-often used to describe the political movement that led to outsider Donald Trump’s ascendance all the way to the U.S. presidency, and Britain’s shocking referendum in support of exiting the European Union.In The Populism Project, The Canadian Press has been exploring whether the factors that led to those events exist in Canada, and how politics here could be changing as a result.Pinpointing those factors isn’t an exact science. To see where Canadians stand, the survey pulled together common themes to fashion a definition: opposition to trade and globalization, support for more restrictive immigration policies, and distrust of those considered to be elite.The question was then put to 5,568 Canadians between June 1 and June 19: Many people talk about the rise of these factors in the U.S. and Europe. What do you think about it? And is it happening here?Seventy-one per cent said they believe it is, and is on the rise to either a moderate or high degree.The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.3 percentage points, 19 times out 20.Of those surveyed, only 33 per cent thought populism was a bad thing, 42 per cent were on the fence, and 20 per cent thought it as positive.Digging into those numbers reveals some differences between who supports populism in Canada, compared with who was understood to be driving it around the world.Take free trade.Both Trump’s upset victory in the U.S. election, and Britain’s referendum in favour of exiting the EU were campaigns won in part on a rejection of trade liberalization.Among Trump’s key campaign pledges — ripping up the North American Free Trade deal.Only about 50 per cent of Americans surveyed last month by Pew Research were in support of NAFTA, and exit polls from the U.S. election suggested 65 per cent of Trump supporters believed free trade took away jobs.But the CP/EKOS survey suggests that 81 per cent of Canadians support trilateral trade between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.Trump’s largest base of support was among Americans who defined themselves as white, while in the U.K., data suggests areas with the lowest percentage of foreign-born residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of leaving the EU.In Canada, of those polled, 22 per cent of people who weren’t born here thought populism was a good thing, compared to 18.5 per cent of those whose parents were both born here.“If Trump populism is rooted in the white working class, that explicitly does not appear to be the case in Canada,” the survey said.How Canadians view the economy and the future appears to be shaping their views on populist themes.The poll suggests Canadians’ outlook is gloomy — 29 per cent of those surveyed think their lives will improve over the next five years, 35 per cent think it will stay the same and 33 per cent think it will get worse.Of those who describe themselves of having fallen behind the last five years, 25 per cent support populism.More people who define themselves as working class or poor also see populism as a good thing than do those who are upper or middle class, the poll indicates.“Overall, we see quite a different political landscape where continued economic stagnation and decline are fuelling a uniquely Canadian expression of populism that is less ‘white’ and less closed than the expressions in Europe and the United States,” the report said.“It is more rooted in a new class conflict across the diminished middle class and the burgeoning working class.”What that may mean for Canadians politics could be seen in the educational backgrounds of those who support populism and which political party they support.When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began his mandate, he enjoyed uniform support across the educational spectrum.But the poll suggests that support is becoming increasingly confined to those with a university degree. Forty-two per cent of university degree holders think populism is a bad thing.Meanwhile, the poll indicates those with a high school or college education are going back to the Conservatives. Twenty-six per cent of those with a high school diploma told pollsters populism is bad, as did 30 per cent of those with a college education.“We have effectively divided ourselves into two Canadas,” the poll said.“Those relatively comfortable with national and federal direction (i.e., ‘progressive’ Canada) and conservative Canada, who are decidedly unhappy with where we are headed.”— Follow @StephanieLevitz on Twitterlast_img read more

Theater Preview 2142019

first_img February 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Theater Guru, Joey Landwehr joined Good Morning San Diego for this week’s theater preview.THE CHOIR OF MANBroadway/San Diego (at The Balboa Theatre – Downtown)February 14 (Valentine’s Day – ONE NIGHT ONLY)The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine incredible male voices sing everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend!• Featuring the music of Paul Simon, Adele, Queen, Guns And Roses, Sia and much much more.• “Shear joy is encapsulated in every performance.” –Broadway BabyDISNEY’S ALADDINBroadway/San Diego (at The Civic Theatre – Downtown)February 20 through March 3From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film such as “Arabian Nights,” “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” and more. as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast & Newsies) which brings new depth to this beloved work.• Disney’s Aladdin has won multiple Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards.• A fun little challenge to our theatre goers. During “Friend Like Me” the Genie hilariously pays tribute to some other hidden Disney Musicals. See how many you can count when you see the show.SMOKEY JOE’S CAFENew Village ArtsThrough March 17The songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, virtually invented rock-n-roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. The classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded (including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Potion Number 9,” “Stand By Me” and much more), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ isn’t just great pop music – it is compelling musical theatre.• Local award-winning Musician and Performer Tony Houck makes his directorial debut with this show. Under his direction, this classic jukebox musical will take on new life with modern storytelling, emphasizing the timelessness of these classic songs.• Michael Mizerany once again brings his inventive and provocative choreography to New Village arts and brings new brilliance to this fantastic work. Theater Preview: 2/14/2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 14, 2019last_img read more

MADD new National President visits San Diego for Gala

first_img July 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving said they plan to recognize and honor outstanding community heroes for their years of dedication in saving lives, implementing healthy lifestyle choices and guiding youth toward a better future at a gala.The National President, Helen Witty, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the award gala.For more information about MADD click here. MADD new National President visits San Diego for Gala Posted: July 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Ziff Davis Enterprise Sold to LeadGen Company QuinStreet

first_imgWeitzner declined to provide additional details. Doug Valenti, CEO of QuinStreet, did not respond to an e-mail asking for details. It was unclear whether there were layoffs associated with the acquisition, or what QuinStreet planned to do with ZDE’s media brands. QuinStreet is a leader in vertical lead-generation marketing and media. It serves the education and financial services industries, as well as home services, business-to-business, and the medical and health industries. In December, the company partnered with Hanley Wood to create a lead-gen project targeting consumers interested in home rennovation called ProConnect. According to its financial statements, it produced $90 million in revenue for the quarter ending on December 31, 2011, and $400 million for the fiscal year ending on the same date. Ziff Davis Enterprise, one-half of what remains of one of the most storied companies in the history of publishing, was sold Friday to QuinStreet, a publicly-traded lead-generation marketing company based in Foster City, California.Rumors of the transaction began popping up on Facebook and blogs late Friday, and ZDE CEO Steve Weitzner confirmed to Folio: on Saturday that the sale had occurred. ZDE, which owns several brands in the IT space, including Baseline, CIO Insight, eWeek and ChannelInsider, was formed when the former Ziff Davis Media sold off its enterprise division in 2007 to private equity firm Insight Venture Partners for $160 million. That move split the company into two units, both with the Ziff Davis name. The other Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PC Magazine, entered bankruptcy in 2008. Both companies have converted to a digital-only posture in recent years. See Also: Up to 100 Positions Will Be Terminated in Ziff Davis Enterprise Salelast_img read more

Hanley Wood Makes Key Hire for Data Business

first_imgIn the meantime, digital has become major priority for Hanley Wood, with current revenues at about 30 percent overall and projected to grow to 50 percent. Reid, says Goldstone, will be focused on enterprise-wide digital solutions. “Examples include our web destination technology infrastructure and revenue activities like our digital education business.”Additionally, Reid will head up efforts to drive “big data” solutions and assess build or buy scenarios for scaling Hanley Wood’s digital platforms, says Goldstone. Hanley Wood has continued to build out its leadership team with the appointment of Christopher Veator as president of market intelligence. Veator joins the company from Thomson Reuters, where he was global head of intellectual property services. Hanley Wood’s previous market intelligence head, Andrew Reid, will fill the newly created role of president of digital and head of strategic development. Data and market intelligence have long been touted as key areas of opportunity for b-to-b media companies, but many have yet to fully capitalize on it. Peter Goldstone, who re-joined the company as its CEO in May while former CEO Frank Anton transitioned into a chairman role, sees the data unit potentially doubling its revenue contribution in the next few years—going from its current 10 percent share to 15-20 percent. “Chris has a track record of driving explosive growth in data businesses,” Goldstone tells Folio:. “His specific strengths are in sales and marketing and go-to market strategies. He also has vast acquisition and roll-up experience and is a product development and product packaging expert.” More on this topic Hanley Wood Begins Turning the Battleship Around Hanley Wood Appoints David Colford as Chief Revenue Officer Powering Marketing Services with Data Hanley Wood Elevates Goldstone to President Eyeing B2C Opportunities, Hanley Wood Buys Houseplans.com Hanley Wood Breaks Into the Consumer Market With New Data ServiceJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered bylast_img read more