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For the self-guided wine tourist, the individual wine trails make it easy to set yourself up with a day full of fun visits. Just check out the website maps and you are good to go. Of course, it is always best to have a designated driver for your group so the day ends well and to focus on one lake for the day. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Cayuga Lake is the longest of all of the Finger Lakes measuring in at close to 40-miles from top to bottom. From Seneca Falls (the town where It’s a Wonderful Life was filmed) at the north end of the lake, to Ithaca (home to Cornell University) at the south, Cayuga lake is loaded with touristic possibilities. Whether you travel the east or the west coast, you will find wineries, great shopping, and terrific eateries along the way. Currently, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail boasts 15 wineries, one cidery, one meadery and four distilleries. Formed in 1983, the Cayuga Wine Trail is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. cayugawinetrail.com The Seneca Lake Wine Trail Named for the Seneca tribe of Native Americans, Seneca Lake is the deepest of all the Finger Lakes, reaching 632-feet in its deepest spot. This makes it the largest lake by volume, and one of the most popular fishing venues. Seneca Lake has appropriately been named the “lake trout capital of the world”, and hosts the National Lake Trout Derby each year. Seneca Lake is home to more than 50 wineries along its eastern and western shores.
New York magazine considers going biweekly
It would be sad if it happened, but it would not surprise me, said Steve Cohn, editor of Media Industry Newsletter, which showed that New Yorks ad pages were down 9.2 percent year-over-year through Oct. 14. Digital now accounts for about half the companys ad revenue, but that is attributable as much to prints steady erosion as it is to digitals gains in recent years. Before the recession, New York racked up 3,343 ad pages in 2007, according to MIN 1,500 pages more than it is expected to tally this year. Ad pages fell 12 percent in 2008, followed by a staggering 27 percent drop in 2009. And in a move that is sure to be worrisome as it pushes for digital dollars, Web traffic in September dropped to 3.6 million unique monthly visitors, according to comScore, a 16 percent drop from last year. A Wasserstein family trust inherited the magazine after the death of Bruce Wasserstein in 2009. The financier brought it for $55 million back in 2003. So far, the Wasserstein family has kept the magazine and websites rolling, but it is not clear what the trusts capacity is to absorb losses over a prolonged period. The most recent example in the weekly media world holds little promise. When stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman died in April 2011, only months after rescuing Newsweek, his family trust soon bailed on the money-losing magazine. Like other weekly publications, New York has resorted to more double issues in slow periods and a gradual cutback in frequency.
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New York Lawmakers Take Aim At iPhone Black Market
The goal of this legislation is to scare black market retailers out of this terrible business, Klein said in a statement. If youre a retailer making a few extra bucks by selling stolen phones, youre now going to think twice before you open up your wallet and pay one of these criminals. The two lawmakers represent parts of the Bronx, where last year Hwangbum Yang, a 26-year-old Korean immigrant, was shot and killed while being robbed for his iPhone, police said. Authorities later found the phone for sale on Craigslist for $400. Its an epidemic across this city and we cannot wait any longer to take meaningful action, Klein said. The crime, known as Apple Picking, has become particularly popular in New York, where the citys overall crime rate increased last year due to a spike in stolen Apple devices . Klein said recently released NYPD statistics show that Apple device thefts are up 10 percent this year. The bill is the latest effort to disrupt the black market for stolen smartphones. Last year, wireless carriers agreed to share a stolen phone database so purloined devices could not be reactivated in the United States. But many officials say the database has done little to stop an underground trade that has become increasingly global, connecting buyers and sellers around the world . The market for lost or stolen phones is now worth some $30 billion a year , according to Lookout, a San Francisco-based mobile security firm. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon have pressed smartphone makers to introduce kill switch technology that renders stolen phones inoperable. This summer, both Apple and Samsung announced new anti-theft features for the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 that are designed to lock phones when thieves attempt to use them.
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iOS vs the other OS The only comparisons Budiu offered between iOS 7 and other software launches was what the report described as “Microsoft’s legendarily troubled OS upgrades, such as Vista in early 2007,” adding that Budiu also said that “Microsoft’s more recent Windows 8 launch was also more problematic.” The primary source of the story, Nielsen Norman Group, is a consulting firm that counts Google, Samsung and other Android licensees among its clients Unsurprisingly, Samsung and Google did not pay Nielsen Norman Group to detail the problems in Android, a more obvious comparison to make with iOS. Nobody has attempted to quantify the “bugs per user” or “flaws per OS release” of mobile operating systems, but overall user satisfaction rankings provide some glimpse at what those figures might look like, were there some desire to report actual facts rather pen a national news article about a hunch regarding a loss of “magic.” “Apple has already released iOS 7 updates to fix some problems, including a bug that allowed people to bypass the Lock screen passcode,” the report stated, without noting that, in contrast, Google hasn’t even attempted to update the hundreds of millions of Android phones with serious, known security errors. Even Google’s own Android devices, such as the Nexus 7 mini-tablet, suffered for a year before getting a software fix for serious problems that rendered the device essentially unusable for large numbers of buyers. Dustin Early of the fan site AndroidAndMe complained this summer, “I can’t find one person who has been using the Nexus 7 for an extended period of time, and hasn’t seen a massive downgrade in performance.” The biggest, fastest OS launch ever Beyond consulting firms saying what they are paid to say, there’s another reason why iOS 7 is making national headlines about scattered reports of bugs while Google is given a pass for rarely or not ever fixing serious, well known problems: Apple actually updates its iOS customers, hundreds of millions of them at once. It’s hard to quantify the precise impact that upgrading to iOS 7 is having for end users because it is now by far the world’s largest installed mobile operating system. Additionally, a serious problem for one user might be an isolated issue. Scouring support forums or Twitter or fielding calls from consultants paid by Apple’s competitors won’t necessarily reflect reality. USA Today did, in its 18th paragraph of the story on the “troubled” iOS 7, cite Apple’s Trudy Miller in providing one data point for its iOS 7 article, “we are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.” Apple hasn’t yet updated its own statistics of iOS versions across the installed base, but according to Mixpanel, iOS 7 has reached 71 percent penetration in just 27 days, compared to last year’s iOS 6, which was at 61 percent after its first month. This summer, Flurry reported a population of 510 million active iOS devices, compared to 564 million active Android users of apps. That suggests that Apple has deployed somewhere over 360 million copies of IOS 7. In contrast, Google’s latest Android 4.3 was released months before iOS 7, but the company only reports that 1.5 percent of its app-using customers have it, somewhere around 8.5 million users. It’s not surprising that there’s more news about issues with Apple’s latest iOS 7 because there are more than 3,000 times as many people who have installed it and are using it compared to the latest release of Android.
Nice job, guys. Lest anyone think that my beef is just with the Republicans, it isn’t. The problem that precedes all of the foregoing is actual spending , without which there can be no debt, without which there can be no “debt-ceiling crisis.” The Democrats have been in recent times even more culpable than the Republicans in legislating spending above the standing debt limit. In March, the Democratically controlled Senate rejected the $3.5 trillion Republican budget, which at least made some (albeit too little) attempt to rein in deficits, to pass $3.7 trillion of spending, knowing full well that it was spending money that on current law (with the debt-ceiling where it was), America could not cover by borrowing, even though it was not covered by revenue. To say that spendthrift legislators were counting on the rise of the debt ceiling is, rather, to make my point for me, for if the debt limit means anything at all, it is as a constraint on the spending of money in the first place. If a Member of the House or Senator votes for spending while knowing that it will eventually trigger a(nother) debt-ceiling crisis a few months down the line, he rather loses any moral basis for accusing anyone who voted against that spending for triggering the crisis when it finally happens. The legislature knows the cause of these repeated debt-ceiling debacles — because it created it. The predictable, repeating crisis, which does nothing to help the American people, can only be sustained if our leaders see it as serving them in an important way — which, of course, it does. The notion that there is such a thing as a debt-ceiling provides a fig leaf for a fiat monetary system that allows government to spend without constraint and without taxpayers’ feeling the immediate economic costs of that public spending, which instead, are felt over time through inflation. (In summary: politicians benefit now; people suffer later.) In such a system, the donkeys gain the political benefit of appearing to help their Constituents by social and economic engineering without economic constraint, while permitting the elephants to gain the political benefit of doing exactly the same thing when it suits them, or (as now) appearing to be upset when the donkeys overdo it. Truly, it is a pox on both their houses.
Finding One’s Voice * Monday November 04, 2013 Searching for an artistic voice and a way of expressing oneself. An autistic artist in New Jersey finds the best tools to communicate his wonderful works of art — despite barely uttering a word — and a young Chicago prodigy connects with her inner performer and discovers her electrifying voice. Soldier Head Trauma * Monday November 11, 2013 Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, has received increasing attention especially among athletes and soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examine the links between TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the damage they can do, through the story of retired Army sergeant Andrew Reeves of Colchester, Vermont. Native American Culture * Monday November 18, 2013 Three stories about modern Native American culture: the effects and solution of climate change in the Pacific Northwest; a Lincoln, Nebraska sculptor, linking the past to the present; and the fight to revive a language in Oklahoma. Defying Disabilities * Monday November 25, 2013 Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail. Beehive Spirits * Monday December 02, 2013 Utah is not exactly the first place you think of when talking about alcohol & liquor. But since the early days of prohibition, “The Beehive State” has a unique foray into distilling spirits. We retrace Utah’s fight for and against alcohol with a look at the characters keeping it alive today. See more episode descriptions at http://worldchannel.org/programs/local-usa/ Call for Entries Local, USA is accepting submissions for content from public media organizations nationwide as well as independent media makers and journalist.. If you have produced a compelling short film, local program, or snapshot feature of a great story, a place, or an individual, we’d love to hear from you.
USA ends successful qualifying run
And if conspiracy theorists might have offered up the possibility that Klinsmann hoped to knock Mexico out of World Cup contention by handing Panama the win on a platter, that notion was quashed by the late rally. Certainly, then, Klinsmann was vindicated in his odd roster trickery. But whether very many of the second-stringers made their case for a seat on the charter jet to Brazil any stronger is debatable. The makeshift American defense looked disjointed from the outset. Thats how, in the 18th minute, Panamas Colorado Rapids forward Gabriel Torres could run through the line undisturbed, take Marcos Sanchezs feed and sweep his shot past the helpless Guzan to make it 1-0. And had it not been for several faulty offside calls, a few more Panamanians would have found themselves one-on-one with the American goalkeeper after sharp passes over the top. With a tad more efficiency on its other chances, Panama could have put the USA further behind than the 1-0 score line they went into the halftime break with. Video: Schaerlaeckens: Strong MLS good for USMNT? On the other side of the ball, the Americans could muster only brief spells of fluidity and possession. And save for an early Graham Zusi effort that sailed high, they forged no chances of note in the first half. They really lacked all cohesion and precision on the ball. The game opened up in the second half, and in the 64th minute Michael Orozco managed to bull in the equalizer off a corner.
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You’ll come home to your family. And for anyone who has him, please be kind and to let him go,” she said Thursday night. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he is not holding the school safety officer who was on duty when the teen ran out of the Queens high school responsible for the boy’s disappearance. When Avonte approached the front door of his school the day he disappeared, the safety agent told him to go back upstairs, Kelly said at a news conference on Wednesday. Surveillance video then showed Avonte turning and going down another hallway, and exiting the building from a side door, he said. Surveillance video provided by the police department shows that no supervisor or monitor stopped the 14-year-old when he ran out. “Even though he’s 14, it shouldn’t matter. No one should be, you know, allowed to run around the hallways in school. And that security guard should have questioned him,” Fontaine said. Growing up autistic Police said Avonte was last seen wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers. He is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. Missing-persons posters are being handed out, and the search has expanded to areas outside New York City, Kelly said. The teenager is fascinated by trains, his family has said. Searches of train stations, tracks and tunnels are being conducted at the start of every shift by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Kelly said, adding that 50 NYPD officers and a task force of detectives are working the case.
Cuomo To New York Racing: Drop Dead?
While digital ad sales are growing, it has not been enough to stem the shrinking dollars coming from the weekly print edition, increasing pressure on Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss. It would be sad if it happened, but it would not surprise me, said Steve Cohn, editor of Media Industry Newsletter, which showed that New Yorks ad pages were down 9.2 percent year-over-year through Oct. 14. Digital now accounts for about half the companys ad revenue, but that is attributable as much to prints steady erosion as it is to digitals gains in recent years. Before the recession, New York racked up 3,343 ad pages in 2007, according to MIN 1,500 pages more than it is expected to tally this year. Ad pages fell 12 percent in 2008, followed by a staggering 27 percent drop in 2009. And in a move that is sure to be worrisome as it pushes for digital dollars, Web traffic in September dropped to 3.6 million unique monthly visitors, according to comScore, a 16 percent drop from last year. A Wasserstein family trust inherited the magazine after the death of Bruce Wasserstein in 2009. The financier brought it for $55 million back in 2003. So far, the Wasserstein family has kept the magazine and websites rolling, but it is not clear what the trusts capacity is to absorb losses over a prolonged period. The most recent example in the weekly media world holds little promise. When stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman died in April 2011, only months after rescuing Newsweek, his family trust soon bailed on the money-losing magazine. Like other weekly publications, New York has resorted to more double issues in slow periods and a gradual cutback in frequency. In the first half of the year, it published 20 issues, not 26. For the full year, the magazine plans to publish 42 issues and is increasingly relying on one- or two-shot specials such as New York Weddings and New York Design Hunting to pad its ad- page tally.
Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments On Saturday at Belmont Park, the New York Racing Association will run its annual autumn showcase for New York-bred horses. Re-named this year, Empire Empire Showcase Day will feature 11 races exclusively for horses that were foaled in this state. More than 100 horses will compete for purse money totaling more than $1.6 million. Showcase Day annually produces the second-highest attendance and handle numbers of the prestigious Belmont Fall Championship Meet, second only to the day on which the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup and five other graded stakes races are run. Last year, more than $12 million was wagered on Showcase Day, which was attended by 7,000 people. In addition to showcasing New York racing, the day also features more than 30 New York craft and food vendors and the Taste NY initiative, which highlights dairy, spirits, fruits, vegetables, beer, and wine produced in the state. Its the sort of event that youd think New York would promote, highlighting as it does a number of the states economic engines. Its sort of the event that youd think might even attract the attention of the governor, who seized control of New York racing nearly 18 months ago. In May 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrested oversight of racing at Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga from the board of the New York Racing Associationwithout, it should be said, much of a fight. The organization had faced years of instability and charges of corruption, and when NYRAs president and CEO faced allegations of financial impropriety, Cuomo swooped in, re-organizing the NYRA board with an eye towards re-privatizing supervision of the tracks in 2015. Since then, Cuomo has ignored the industry he commandeered so enthusiastically. He didnt show up at the Belmont Stakes in 2012 or 2013. He wasnt at the Travers Stakes in Saratoga, either, nor did he make an appearance at Saratoga on August 3 of this year, when the city of Saratoga Springs celebrated the 150th anniversary of Thoroughbred racing in the spa town, an occasion of unparalleled historical significance in the state. He did make it to Saratoga once, to a trade show, but that took place on a Tuesday, the only day of the weekwouldnt you know?when there was no racing. According to a 2011 study commissioned by the New York Horse Racing and Agriculture Industry Alliance, the racing industry has a $4.2 billion impact on the states economy; the study claims that the industry provides approximately 33,000 full-time equivalent jobs statewide and pays $187 million in state and local taxes.
New York magazine considers going biweekly
Weekend Edition October 18-20, 2013 Its Now Official New York is Drowning in Bribes and Corruption by PAM MARTENS The insidious greed and public looting that Wall Street has nurtured to an art form in New York City is metastasizing like a virulent tumor strain throughout the state, fraying the social fabric and crushing people caught in its grip like bugs. On Tuesday evening, September 17, 2013, Seema Kalia was scheduled to give testimony before the first public hearing of the New York State Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. But according to Michelle Duffy, a spokesperson for the Commission, when Kalias name was called that evening, there was no response. Kalia could not respond because she was abruptly arrested in the foyer of a courtroom on the very morning she was set to give testimony, ostensibly for contacting her ex husband, a portfolio manager on Wall Street, seeking back support payments. Kalia is being charged with violating a court order barring her from contact with her husband because she is alleged to have thrown one of his own mens shoes at him in 2012 a device characterized by the District Attorneys office as a weapon. Typically, a misdemeanor charge of this nature would not result in jail time. In Kalias case, however, she has been jailed at Rikers Island since September 17 and when she went before a Judge on October 4, she was sent back to jail for another 33 days after she declined to plead guilty to attempting to do bodily harm with a weapon. Her bond was doubled from $7,500 to $15,000. The earliest she might be released is November 7, her next court date. Kalia alleges that the Manhattan District Attorneys office has stalled her case for almost a year by getting the court to agree to repeated adjournments. Two separate phone requests to the DAs office yielded no response to clarify the allegation. (A faxed letter of inquiry to Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan DA, and Jocelyn Samuels at the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department have also failed to elicit a response.) The Moreland Commission testimony that did occur on September 17 at Pace University, in a room ridiculously too small to handle the mushrooming numbers of victims of the crime wave that New York is experiencing, mirrored the kinds of charges that Kalia has been making since 2011. (The overflow of people wanting to testify, who were left outside on the sidewalk, staged protests.) Preet Bharara, representing the U.S. Department of Justice as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the district that has failed to rein in the serial crimes by Wall Streets biggest firms, said that Public corruption, based on all the evidence, appears rampant. And the ranks of those convicted in office have swelled to absolutely unacceptable levels. Bharara said that his office has had to prosecute State Senators as well as State Assemblymen; elected officials as well as party leaders; city council members as well as town mayors; Democrats as well as Republicans. It was likely little comfort to the audience that its a bipartisan crime wave. The U.S.
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Markets open in 8 hrs 13 mins Cleantech Investment in United Kingdom Tops $36 Million in 3Q13 i3 Market Intelligence Platform Shows UKs Year-to-Date Investment Totals at $232 Million Press Release: Cleantech Group Inc. Wed, Oct 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT Related Content SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cleantech Group , provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, today released preliminary 3Q13 results from i3 . The firm reported that in the United Kingdom, clean technology venture investment during the quarter totaled $36 million, bringing the year-to-date total to $232 million. According to data in i3, United Kingdoms top deals and their investors were: Plaxica , an Advanced Materials company, raised $12.6 million from Imperial Innovations , NESTA , and Invesco Perpetual in a growth equity round Sefaira , an Energy Efficiency company, raised $9.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank , Braemar Energy Ventures , Chrysalix SET , and Hermes GPE in a debt & equity round Clean Air Power , a Transportation company, raised $7.8 million from Ervington Investments in a growth equity round Syrinix , a Water & Wastewater company, raised $3.1 million from Low Carbon Innovation Fund , Angel CoFund , and London Business Angel Network in a Series A round Synthace , an Advanced Materials company, raised $2 million from Sofinnova Partners in a seed round Efficiency continues to shine in 2013, leading the cleantech sector in terms of number of deals completed. Transportation saw considerable traction in Q3 2013, thanks in large part to Ubers $258 million funding round led by Google Ventures and TPG Capital, said Sheeraz Haji, Chief Executive Officer of Cleantech Group. Our i3 market intelligence platform reports that investor interest in software or cleanweb technologies is starting to scale, while the Agriculture and Advanced Materials sectors are making strong headway and are well-positioned to gain significant market traction in the years to come. i3 tracks the latest deals, trends, and insight into innovation, with data for over 22,000 companies across 18 sectors. The product also allows users to identify innovation clusters around the world, drill down into taxonomy for 18 sectors, and pursue company discovery. While the bulk of the data is only accessible by subscribers, a subset of data has recently been made available in i3. About Cleantech Group Inc. Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The companys i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow across 22,000 cleantech companies annually, allows subscribers to discover companies and explore resource technology trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem.
Automotive Manufacturing in the United Kingdom
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Carmichael expects UK ruling soon on CAP cash
But what about figures in the UK? Scientists still can’t predict who will develop the disease. In the UK, only 177 cases of vCJD have been reported compared to the entire population that may have been exposed to the prion since the 1980s. Scientits look for exposure to an abnormal PrP. Since the samples were looked at anonymously, people aren’t being contacted and told they carry the abnormal prion. Since so many people in the UK carry the prion, scientists also look at genetic predispositions to develop or not develop the disease What the scientists do have are the genetic profiles of the appendixes. For example, four of the “positives” came back from people with a so-called VV variation on part of the gene that encodes for prion proteins. But only 15 percent of the British population have this. So can researchers predict who will get the disease? No, because all of the known cases of vCJD have involved people with the so-called MM variation of the gene, which accounts for 43 percent of the population. Eight of the “positives” were MM. It’s like Russian roulette so to speak. The researchers found other four “positives” were MV, meaning a mixture of the two variants on this part of the gene. People with the MV variant account for nearly 45 percent of the British population. And researchers still don’t know why so few people with the “MM” variant of the gene aren’t getting sick.
Carbon Trust awards certification to all Savvis UK data centres
At his second meeting with NFU Scotland since succeeding Borders MP Michael Moore last week, the Orkney and Shetland MP said an early decision was required as the proposals would be subject to consultation before being submitted to the European Commission by the end of the year. Farmers shouldnt have to wait very much longer, said Carmichael. It is very much a live issue but I dont think its a good idea to conduct negotiations in the pages of the press. He was speaking during a visit to the farm of NFUS North-east area chairman, Charlie Adam, at Braeside, Alford, Aberdeenshire. Adam said the main topic of discussion had been the danger of losing critical mass in the meat industry as a result of the continuing decline in the national beef herd and sheep flock. Carmichael went as far as saying he was not unsympathetic to the arguments being put forward for additional support for Scottish farmers but it was important for the government to get it right to avoid any legal challenge which could finish up in the courts. Its not just a political issue but a legal one, he said. We are entering a very different world under the new Common Agricultural Policy. The application of regional policy in the implementation of the CAP will be one of the last battles on agricultural policy for a few years. All the options will have to be considered and the decisions we make must count. The CAP agreement allows the UK to allocate up to 8 per cent of the Single Farm Payment as direct support for livestock production (so-called coupled payments) and NFUS wants to see this calculation based on the UK budget ceiling rather than a Scottish ceiling which would give the Scottish Government greater flexibility in applying coupled payments. UK Environment Minister, Owen Paterson, has indicated he will not use the coupling option in England which could release additional funds for Scotland. NFUS president Nigel Miller said an increased coupled payment could be a real game-changer for Scotland as it would allow the Scottish Government to supplement low area payments by increasing payments to active livestock farmers. The UK has also been granted an additional 230 million (195m) over the next five years designed to even up area payments throughout the UK. A cross-party letter signed by SNP, Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem agricultural spokespersons, including Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead, was sent to the UK government last week demanding that all the extra money should come to Scotland as the only reason the UK qualifies for the funding is because of Scotlands low payments under the current system. MORE STORIES
1 out of 2,000 people in UK may carry the human form of mad cow disease prion (Video)
The UK government has until now put up something of a wall of silence around its intelligence services surveillance activities, but there are signs that this wall might be partially dismantled. In July, a month after the PRISM scandal broke, the British Parliaments intelligence oversight committee announced that the countrys spy services had not illegally used the American program to access the content of private communications of UK citizens they knew this because the spy services, namely NSA counterpart GCHQ, told them so. Not the end of the story That said, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) conceded that the laws it was talking about were a tad fuzzy and perhaps out-of-date, so the investigation quietly continued. Now, after months of further surveillance revelations that point to GCHQ itself as a major data-hoover , that inquiry is set to widen: on Thursday, the ISC said it would also look into the impact on peoples privacy, and would even hear evidence from the public. Even more astonishingly, some of its evidence-gathering sessions may be held in public, rather than in secret as is the norm. According to Malcolm Rifkind, the ISC chairman and a former UK defence secretary and foreign secretary (pictured above): In recent months concern has been expressed at the suggested extent of the capabilities available to the intelligence agencies and the impact upon peoples privacy as the agencies seek to find the needles in the haystacks that might be crucial to safeguarding national security. There is a balance to be found between our individual right to privacy and our collective right to security. The reaction from privacy activists has been cautious , and understandably so this is the same Malcolm Rifkind who last month downplayed the significance of Edward Snowdens revelations regarding the UKs own Tempora program, a partner program to PRISM, writing : On Tempora, it has been well known that the fibre optic cables that carry a significant proportion of the worlds communications pass close to the British coastline and could provide intelligence opportunities. The reality is that the British public are well aware that its intelligence agencies have neither the time nor the remotest interest in the emails or telephone conversations of well over 99% of the population who are neither potential terrorists nor serious criminals. Modern computer technologies do permit the separation of those that are of interest from the vast majority that are not. Shooting the messenger The announcement of limited public involvement in the ISC inquiry follows an extraordinary two weeks in which the Guardian, the British newspaper that has carried much of the Snowden material, has come under sustained attack from the new head of the UK Security Service (a.k.a. MI5), leading right-wing newspaper the Daily Mail and even fellow left-wing newspaper The Independent, whose former editor penned the immortal line: If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them? The attacks from other journalists led editors from around the world to defend the Guardians journalism last week, but this week Prime Minister David Cameron piled on, urging MPs to investigate the publication because what theyre dealing with is dangerous for national security. Conservative MP Julian Smith also asked police to investigate the Guardian over terrorism offences . However, this official attitude is not unanimous. Late last week, business secretary Vince Cable said the Guardian was entirely correct and right even courageous to publish the Snowden material.
“Our finance, facilities and engineering teams worked closely with the Carbon Trust to verify the carbon footprint associated with every aspect of running Savvis’ data centres at each point in the supply chain. This is a prime example of facility management best practice supporting good corporate social responsibility.” The Carbon Trust is a world-leading certifier of organisational carbon-footprint reduction. Savvis is one of only a few service providers to achieve this standard across all of its UK facilities. “As the world increasingly moves online, the emissions from powering and cooling a growing number of data centres have been increasing as well,” said Darran Messem , managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust. “This is why it is significant that companies like Savvis take a robust approach to cutting carbon intensity from their operations. By achieving independent certification from the Carbon Trust, Savvis is setting a positive example to its customers, stakeholders and the rest of the industry.” Savvis achieved the certification as part of its long-term commitment to reducing carbon and associated energy costs within its data centres. Savvis’ UK operations team undertook a thorough review of procedures, facilities and finances to demonstrate the yearly measurement, management and reduction of carbon emissions. This review included site visits and a qualitative evaluation of carbon management practices. The Carbon Trust will reassess Savvis’ UK operations again within the next two years to ensure continued reductions. Earlier this year, Savvis’ LO3 London Docklands data centre received a silver Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA), making Savvis the seventh organisation in the world to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability and data centre energy efficiency by earning this honour from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. For more information about Savvis’ EMEA operations, visit www.savvis.co.uk . About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities. About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
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United States Steel Corp. Now Covered by Credit Suisse (X)
– The ‘AAA’ rating also reflects the halving of the federal budget deficit since 2010, which is now approaching a level consistent with debt stabilisation. The Budget Control Act passed in August 2011 implied significant fiscal consolidation and Congress and the Administration have adhered to the automatic spending cuts – the sequester – specified under the Act in the absence of agreement on an alternative and equivalent set of deficit-reduction measures. In addition, the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on 1 January 2013, which implied a tax increase of more than USD600bn, has also contributed to the deficit reduction effort. – Fitch’s medium-term fiscal projections imply federal and general government (which includes states and local governments) gross debt stabilising next year and over the remainder of the decade at around 72% and 104% of GDP, respectively. This is below the 80% and 110% thresholds that Fitch previously identified as being inconsistent with the U.S. retaining its ‘AAA’ status. – Nevertheless, public debt stabilisation at such elevated levels still render the US economy and public finances vulnerable to adverse shocks and in the absence of additional spending reform and revenue measures, deficits and debt will begin to rise again at the end of the decade. The U.S. is the most heavily indebted ‘AAA’ rated sovereign, with a gross debt ratio equivalent to double that of the ‘AAA’ median. RATING SENSITIVITIES The RWN reflects the following risk factors that may individually or collectively result in a downgrade of the ratings: – Failure by the government to honour interest and/or principal payments on the due date of U.S. Treasury securities would lead Fitch to downgrade the U.S.
The stock had a trading volume of 4,871,236 shares. United States Steel Corp. has a 52 week low of $15.80 and a 52 week high of $26.29. The stocks 50-day moving average is $20.50 and its 200-day moving average is $18.56. The companys market cap is $3.462 billion. United States Steel Corp. also saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 25,917 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 112% compared to the typical volume of 12,209 call options. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 30th. The company reported ($0.54) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.77) by $0.23. The company had revenue of $4.43 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.61 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share.
SS United States: When Washington Got Things Done
She was the epitome of her namesake nation on the high seas. On her maiden voyage she shattered speed records across the Atlantic. Those records are still unbroken. When President Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon before the 1960s came to a close, Americans and their government rallied to the cause. That doesnt mean there wasnt doubt and dissention. Debate is part of our system. But we drove hard to achieve an historic goal for our nation and humanity that has not been duplicated. Its hard to imagine such lofty accomplishments emerging from todays Washington. Today, with the Space Shuttle fleet a series of museum exhibits, we wonder if our quest for bold innovation has permanently taken a back seat to special interest politics and partisan gridlock. The Obamacare and debt ceiling debates is a sideshow to the larger problem of government dysfunction that is impacting Americans faith and confidence in the system. Some blame Republicans, some the Democrats, still others the Tea Party or Liberal ideologues.
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New York state’s high court will hear appeal in soda ban case
NEW YORK — New Yorkers can visit thousands of priceless works of art just about any time they want, meticulously staged and presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Whitney. But this month, they seem to prefer to trek across the citys boroughs, ignoring the smell of urine, to catch glimpses of the outdoor graffiti art of Banksy, the infamous British street artist. Seemingly without any advance notice, or permission from anyone, Banksy has set up a residence called Better In Than Out on the streets of New York for the month of October, unveiling one piece of art a day, which fans can follow on a website , complete with an audio guide. Also The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA He began on Oct. 1 with a mural in Manhattan, depicting one boy standing on the back of another, spray-painting a sign that says Graffiti is a crime. His most recent creation was a fiberglass sculpture of a boy shining the oversized shoes of Ronald McDonald, which was unveiled in Queens but will be moved outside a different McDonalds around the city every day. Though it appeared Saturday, crowds still gathered Wednesday around a mural, “Concrete Confessional,” painted inside a concrete block near Cooper Union, the art, engineering and architecture school on the East Side of Manhattan. In one hollow section of the block, Banksy had painted a priest; in the other, a man giving confession. (There appeared to be human feces on the street a step away, though likely not as part of the artwork.) The images were facing a busy street, but so many people came to see the artwork that authorities brought in a backhoe to turn it around so that it would face the sidewalk, perhaps averting a Banksy-related car crash. Cyrus Blaze, 19, a student at Cooper Union, watched the whole process and took a video of it with his phone, which he posted on Instagram . He thinks the artists work is funny and smart, but other students arent so forgiving. A lot of people are pissed off because there are so many crowds of people coming around our school, acknowledging Banksy but not acknowledging our schools issues, he said.
GM Sandy Alderson: The New York Mets’ Future Is Now
(Allison Joyce / Getty Images / March 11, 2013) Daniel Wiessner Reuters 11:15 a.m. CDT, October 17, 2013 ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – New York state’s highest court agreed on Thursday to hear Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s appeal of a decision striking down a ban on large sugary drinks, setting up the final showdown over one of the outgoing mayor’s most controversial policies. The Court of Appeals did not say why it had agreed to hear the appeal. The law would have barred restaurants, movie theaters, food carts and other businesses regulated by the city’s health department from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces (473 ml). In March, just one day before it was to take effect, a state judge found the policy to be illegal. A mid-level state appeals court agreed in July that the city’s mayoral-appointed health board had exceeded its authority when it approved the new regulation. It also noted that loopholes would have exempted grocery and convenience stores, such as 7-Eleven, known for its 64-ounce (1.9 liter) Big Gulp, as well as high-calorie milkshakes and coffee drinks, such as Starbucks Frappuccinos. The ruling was a victory for companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple, which had argued that the law would do little to address obesity while imposing unnecessary costs. The restaurant industry and several business groups also had filed papers in support of the lawsuit. City officials did not return a call seeking comment, nor did the American Beverage Association, the lead plaintiff in the case. The city had argued that the lower appeals court had ignored decades of case law establishing that the health board has unique powers to regulate public health. “(The Court of Appeals) has long recognized that the board of health is not a typical administrative agency, but rather, is an entity with legislative authority,” city lawyer Fay Ng wrote. During his three terms, Bloomberg has made public health a signature issue, prohibiting smoking in restaurants, bars and parks; banning trans fats; and requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts. (Editing by Scott Malone and Gunna Dickson) Copyright 2013, Reuters
New York Jets Have to Balance Flight as Schedule Gets Tougher
“If we hit that goal by October 20th, I pledge to deliver the signatures to every senator myself.” As of this writing the petition has surpassed 20,000 signatures, the majority of which were gathered within the last 24 hours. Airbnb also got behind the petition on Monday by sending out an e-mail to its thousands of New York members. “The New York attorney general has subpoenaed the records of almost all of our New York hosts,” Airbnb’s global head of community Douglas Atkin wrote in the e-mail. “We are fighting the subpoena with all we’ve got, but poorly written laws make for even worse enforcement, and unless you help to stop it once and for all, the laws may never get better and New Yorkers will continue to suffer.” The debacle between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb has been ongoing over the past year, but it got heated when Schneiderman filed a subpoena earlier this month. The subpoena requests three years’ worth of data on thousands of Airbnb New York hosts. Airbnb has said that it has 225,000 community members in New York. The Attorney General’s office is specifically looking for data on 15,000 hosts — it’s unclear if this includes almost all of Airbnb’s New York hosts. While Airbnb has said that it will cooperate with New York’s lawmakers to root out illegal hotel operators and slumlords, it also filed a motion last week stating the subpoena was “unreasonably broad” and it won’t turn over sweeping amounts of information on hosts who have done no wrong. Schneiderman’s subpoena is based on a 2011 New York state law that makes it illegal for New York residents to rent out a property for less than 29 days. The law is meant to protect renters, so that slumlords don’t force them to leave to make a quick buck on unlicensed hotels and short-term stays. After the petition popped up and Airbnb sent out its e-mail to New York members on Monday, a spokesman from Schneiderman’s office accused the service of fear mongering, according to the Wall Street Journal .
1 receivers. Do the Jets have a chance to make a run at a playoff spot? Chances are low and nobody should feel too strongly about it. But are we really going to be that pessimistic? The Jets are an average ball club at 3-3 and all things considered, that isn’t a bad thing. With the schedule getting rough heading into the Week 10 bye, the Jets really just need to keep their head above water. Jet fans mostly would and should be content with being in some kind of striking distance when the schedule eases up. The fact of the matter is that Week 7 is approaching and the game means something. This isn’t the 1-5 team people thought they’d see by now. The competitive nature of Ryan’s team has taken them off the list of punch lines and put them on the list of NFL football teams. Brian Sausa is a Queens, New York native who contributes both Jets and Knicks pieces for Yahoo Sports.
To hold things down for next year without Harvey, the Mets might be able to round out the final spot in their starting staff with one of two veterans they signed late in the 2013 season — either Daisuke Matsuzaka, who after three poor starts as a Met, was impressive in winning his final four starts for New York, or Aaron Harang, who was fairly good over four starts after Alderson signed him in September. But Offensive Upgrades Are Sorely Needed Where Alderson will need to improve the Mets the most is in their lineup. While he praised David Wright and Daniel Murphy as being championship-caliber players, he also noted New York’s desperate need to improve at a few other everyday positions. “You can’t go into the season with three or four below average positions,” he said. “You can’t get by with multiple positions that way.” To upgrade those areas, Alderson will likely have to turn to free agency this winter, but he’s also not adverse to seeing what the open market might return for a player such as the Mets’ disappointing 26-year-old first baseman Ike Davis, who at one time showed much promise. Finally With Money to Spend Again, the Shorter Term Moves Into Focus Despite the obvious and numerous offensive holes to fill, Alderson believes New York has a good foundation on which to build. “The platform from my standpoint is not that bad,” he said. “We’ve got a decent place from which to start.” And with money finally coming off of the Mets’ books, they should be in a position to spend like they haven’t been able to in quite some time. Thus, even with Harvey set to miss the entire 2014 season, Alderson was optimistic that the winds of change will blow through Flushing sooner rather than later — and that for the first time in a long time, Mets fans can start thinking about their team contending next season instead of solely building something better for much further down the road. “I think we’re going to have enough [money] available to make significant improvements, no question about that,” Alderson said. “We’re going to have significantly improved resources. I suspect that we’ll have plenty to work with we’re going to be aggressive.
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The only high profile executive on the entire list was seventh-ranked Paul Lee, president of ABC’s Entertainment Group. The remainder of the top 10 were managers, agents and producers from boutique firms, as well as a CAA human resources exec. While Simon did garner 830 votes, it’s unclear how much (or well, how little) her fledgling business will really be affected by this. In its inaugural 2009 tally , the Brown List counted Harvey Weinstein, Scott Rudin, NBC Pres Ben Silverman, and WME’s Ari Emanuel among its list of high ranking execs. Yet from 2010 onwards, the list has remained a collection of small nameswhich isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This is Hollywood, even low-ranking executives enter this town with an overinflated sense of entitlement. What is interesting is the disparity between the highest ranked votes and everyone else. While the top vote getters pulled in hundreds of votes, the majority of those who didn’t break the top ten earned around one to two votes, max. Is there a case of ballot box stuffing in the stupidest election of all time? Probably. Just ask Jenna Block, a not-so-well regarded exec at Sony based production company, Escape Artists. In 2010 she received 51 least-liked votes, but I’m told she also had friends nominate her aplenty to help her earn 44 most-liked votes as well.
Getty Images For their hit song “Atlas” on the soundtrack to the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay — composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland — will receive this year’s Hollywood Song Award at the17thannual Hollywood Film Awards, the first awards show of the 2013 season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Martin will accept on behalf of the group and perform the song at the gala ceremony on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton. our editor recommends PHOTOS: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Cast Heats Up Cannes The song, which was released in September, reached No. 1 on iTunes in 43 different countries. The entire soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released by Lionsgate and Republic Records on Nov. 19, 2013, and the film will open worldwide on Nov. 22, 2013. The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee. De Abreu tells THR, “The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay. They continue to build their legacy and, with Atlas marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor. VIDEO: Coldplay Unveils ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Song, ‘Atlas’ Other 2013 honorees who have already been announced include12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o; 42′s supporting actor Harrison Ford; August: Osage County’s ensemble and supporting actress Julia Roberts; Before Midnight’s lead actress/co-screenwriter Julie Delpy, lead actor/co-screenwriter Ethan Hawke and co-screenwriter/director Richard Linklater;Behind the Candelabra producer Jerry Weintraub; The Book Thief’s lead actress Sophie Nelisse; Captain Phillipsproducer Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club’s lead actor Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor Jared Leto; Gravity’s lead actress Sandra Bullock; Fruitvale Station’s lead actor Michael B. Jordan; Lee Daniels’ The Butler director Lee Daniels and supporting actor David Oyelowo; Monsters Universitydirector Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae; Pacific Rim visual effects supervisor John Knoll; and Prisoners’ supporting actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Over the past 10 years, Hollywood Film Awards honorees went on to garner a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars. (Full disclosure: Dick Clark Productions, which shares the same parent company as THR, has an undisclosed investment in the Hollywood Film Awards.)
Leaving Hollywood To Break Into Hollywood: ‘Thula’
I think the film industry is growing but not everyone has the equipment. sSo you have to go through agencies. It’s as if we were flying here and had to ask Paramount: can we use your film crew?” That “Thula” was a small, crowdfunded, independent production didn’t matter. “To them we’re from LA we’re flying to South Africa,” said Talbot. Biggs notes that while there are strong tax incentives for studio pictures to pick up sticks and shoot in South Africa, the same breaks don’t exist for independent productions. Crowdfunding Lessons The budget for “Thula” came together in what is now the new old fashioned way: crowdfunding. While the team had worked together before on a web series–” Debt Collectors “–but like many indies on YouTube they have not been able to convert YouTube viewers into a large fan base. So when it came time to rally the budget that wasn’t a ready option. What they did have was each other. “One thing that I learned is that when you are doing crowdfunding it’s important to have a crew,” said Bland. “People are much more likely to look over a project when you are posting to social media with a link to your Facebook and Twitter.” Bland says the hardest thing is “trying to figure out ways to make your project stand out beyond the other 20 people who may be doing a crowdfunding campaign at that time on Facebook.” This is a problem that artists of all stripes face. Since many are part of artistic communities a kind of crowdfunding tunnel vision can set in. Everyone you know seems to be asking for cash, to the point where the same $20 is bouncing from project to project, with a little bit being taken off by the crowdfunding platform with each go.
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How YouTube and music companies reach Generation C
Oct. 25. Capt. Hirams SandBar, 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. $16.50-$20. 772-589-4345; www.hirams.com . Nestor Torres: Jazz flutist. 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. $43. 772-286-7827; www.lyrictheatre.com . South Side Dub: 9 p.m.
Telefonica tunes in Rhapsody’s Napster for streaming music
Markets open in 5 hrs 11 mins CBGB Music and Film Festival 2013 A Rousing Success Hundreds of Thousands of People Rock Times Square 10 hours ago View Photo James Murphy of DFA/LCD Soundsystem — For a photoset from the Festival, click here.Click here for high-resolution version NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – October 16, 2013) – Hundreds of thousands of people filled Times Square on a picture perfect fall day to experience the 2nd Annual CBGB Music and Film Festival’s largest event: a concert featuring My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, The Wallflowers, Lisa Loeb, a DJ set by James Murphy of DFA/LCD Soundsystem and dozens of other bands performing on multiple outdoor stages. My Morning Jacket’s set featured guests Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, TuNeYaRds’ Merrill Garbus and Antibalas’ horn section.Jakob Dylan joined the band for a rousing performance of “Don’t Do It”, echoing The Band’s performance encore from the seminal film The Last Waltz. Jim James of My Morning Jacket described his experience of performing on the CBGB Festival Stage in Times Square as “incredibly surreal and beautiful, like playing Red Rocks if Red Rocks was made of computers and light.The crowd had a great spirit!God Bless NYC!” The annual outdoor festival each Columbus Day Weekend will surely soon be one of the largest music events in North America. The stages and festival grounds started on Broadway at 46th Street and stretched north towards Central Park for as far as the eye could see.Massive digital billboards and additional festival activities also extended south to 42nd Street giving the show an unmistakable feeling of New Year’s Eve in Times Square but with better weather, better music and better food. The CBGB Festival filled the streets with much more than music. Fans enjoyed extreme sports demos and booths with carefully curated music, clothing and crafts.This was a day that offered something for everyone — including, in true punk spirit, a “smashing pumpkins” booth where kids could do just that. The live music portion of the festival ended well past midnight on Saturday with an incredibly powerful performance by Ice T in the East Village. His show left the capacity crowd in awe as he displayed his unmatched ability to ignite excitement and passion in people. Other festival highlights were the keynote addresses by Duff McKagan(Guns n’ Roses/Velvet Revolver) andVan Toffler(President of Viacom’s Music and Logo Group). As an integral part of some of the most successful rock bands in history, Duff McKagan delivered the CBGBMusic Festival Keynote. Leading the charge of rock music for three decades, McKagan continues to be a potent and venerable noisemaker in the industry.In his address, he laid out his advice for artists clearly: “New bands should be true and honest.F*** commerce.What you’re doing should be in your heart.Money will come and you can deal with that all later.” Van Tofflerdelivered the overallConference Keynote Speechon the state of the music industry in 2013.Toffler, who oversees a collection of the most successful and vibrant brands in music and entertainment as President of Viacom’s Music and Logo Group, delivered a clear-eyed compelling assessment of the hierarchy of artists and media in the current environment. In reviewing MTV’s key role as a platform for the most creative artists, Toffler traced a line from Madonna to Nirvana to Kanye to Miley saying, “Speaking for MTV, we’ve been used, abused, and trampled upon by the best.Madonna played MTV like a mandolinand we also never know what to expect when Kanye comes through the door, but we know enough to stand back and let him do his thing.” Summing up the festival, CBGB co-owner and festival executive producer, Tim Hayes said. “We want to make every Columbus Day weekend a time when the whole world can celebrate Hilly Kristal’s dream of presenting live music to the largest audience possible.There is no better spot than the crossroads of the world, Times Square.” The CBGB Music and Film Festival aims to transform Columbus Day Weekend into a six-day, annual celebration that will include the largest outdoor concert in North America along with hundreds of other music themed events, “firsts” and special moments across New York City. This week’s CBGB Music & Film Festival featured 525 bands in over 175 venues.The festival also hosted more than 125 speakers and 60 new music based films and documentaries including Green Day’s “Broadway Idiot.” James Murphy of DFA/LCD Soundsystem Photo: Getty Images for CBGB. For a photoset from the Festival click here The following files are available for download:
CBGB Music and Film Festival 2013 A Rousing Success
For the record company, the value of the music video is largely promotional, much like traditional radio. Although YouTube doesn’t sell music, it can expose a song to its 1 billion monthly users. If the song is a hit, some portion of the viewers will spring for a download from iTunes , Amazon.com or a similar service. And even if they don’t buy the song, YouTube and the record company share in the revenue from ads that accompany the video. The idea for the collaboration was hatched at a dinner last March attended by executives of Warner Music and YouTube, a unit of Google Inc., who were attending the South by Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas. Warner Music executives were looking for ways to reach consumers known as Generation C a term Google uses to describe people ages 18 to 34 who watch online video, visit social networks and blogs and use tablets and smartphones. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll “We were trying to figure out this new concept of how to reach Generation C, how we connect with fans on a much deeper level,” said Jeremy M. Holley, Warner Music Nashville’s senior vice president of consumer marketing. Working in partnership with YouTube, Warner Music embarked on a rare musical joint venture between its recording artists and the musicians who have cultivated their fan bases on the site. Warner contacted seven YouTube creators whose musical styles were compatible with those of Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records singer-songwriter Hayes and Atlantic Records artist Mraz. It invited Tyler Ward, Kina Grannis, Peter Hollens and other YouTube notables to record cover versions of “Everybody’s Got Somebody but Me,” which were incorporated into the original song to produce a new track. The resulting musical collaboration served as the sound track for a music video, “The Hunter Hayes YouTube Orchestra featuring Jason Mraz,” which debuts exclusively on YouTube, before the anticipated release of the official music video this month. “When it makes sense and when there’s a natural connection, we try to bring these collaborations together,” said Ali Rivera, YouTube’s West Coast head of artist label relations. “This is the first time we’ve created an entire music video, using more established musicians and the YouTube creators.” PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Warner even relocated the official music video shoot to Los Angeles from Nashville so Hayes and Mraz could accommodate the project, which is directed by filmmaker and YouTube music producer Kurt Hugo Schneider. Warner Music executives hope the musical mash-up, together with individual music videos that have already been released by the YouTube collaborators, will introduce the song to a generation of fans who rely on YouTube personalities as tastemakers.
That compares to a percentage in the high 60s in Europe and the US, and growth is slowing. In addition, the beginning rollout of 4G mobile networks in Latin America means, for Telefonica, the region which can support services such as music streaming. The idea is that as more and more people in the region adopt smartphones, the music streaming service could be a top factor in deciding which carrier to choose. Paul Springer, Rhapsody’s senior vice resident and global head of product, said that in Latin America, about 70 percent of customers named music as one of the top features they require on a phone, versus about 40 percent or 50 percent in the US. “Our understanding is that the Sonora base will place us at the top of all the services on a pure subscriber count, and that does not include other carrier deals we hope to have this year,” he said. The carrier partnership model of expansion has worked for some music streaming services before, including Rhapsody. In 2011, Rhapsody was bundled into the premier data plans of MetroPCS Communications, and it had deals with Verizon Wireless and AT&T that let users sign up and pay for their service via their mobile phone bill before that. But Spotify may provide the clearest example of growing through telecom deals. Spotify rapidly ramped up to more than 6 million paid subscribers and more than 24 million active users by sealing partnerships with European mobile telecommunications companies like Vodafone, Orange, Telia and — yes — Telefonica. Spotify has launched in 32 markets, but telecom providers in the US haven’t greeted Spotify as warmly: it hasn’t sealed any similar deals yet in the US, but it has recently hired a new executive in charge of global business development to pursue just these kinds of deals. Telefonica wouldn’t specify which music services it considered before picking Napster, but said “it’s safe to say we looked at all the major ones.” Updated at 6:24 a.m.
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