The number of pay TV subscribers in SubSaharan Af

first_imgThe number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million, according to new research.The Digital TV Research report claims that over the same period Sub-Saharan pay TV revenue will climb by 41% to US$6.64 billion, with subscriber growth outstripping revenue as competition increases in the market.The ‘Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts’ study claims that Nigeria will have the most pay TV subscribers by 2023 after overtaking number two market South Africa in 2021.By the end of the forecast period Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo will make up the rest of the top five pay TV countries by subscribers. Overall the top eight Sub-Saharan markets will supply three-quarters of the subscriber total by 2023.“Pay TV competition in Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming more and more intense, especially given the launch of Kwese TV in 14 countries during 2017,” said Simon Murray, principal analyst, Digital TV Research.“Pay TV operators in most countries have lowered subscription fees and/or subsidised or given away equipment as competition intensifies. By no means are all of the existing pay TV platforms are expected to survive in the long run. Having said that, several pay TV operators are booming.”According to the research, by the end of 2017 Multichoice had 12.48 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv. This is expected to grow to 16.66 million by 2023.France’s Vivendi had an estimated 2.96 million subscribers for Easy TV and its Canal Plus satellite platform at the end of last year, and this is tipped to climb to 4.87 by 2023.However, StarTimes is expected to experience the most impressive growth – from 6.23 million subs to 13.42 million over the forecast period.Digital TV Research said that at the end of 2017 there were 23.49 million pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa – 13.78 million satellite TV customers and 9.11 million DTT customers. By 2023 it expects there to be 20.89 million satellite TV and 17.53 million DTT customers.last_img read more

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first_imgBoth public broadcaster organisation the EBU and a group representing authors of audiovisual works have expressed dissatisfaction with different aspects of the compromise position agreed by the European Council on copyright reform in the EU.The Council’s permanent representatives committee, Coreper, agreed a position on the draft directive at the end of last week that will serve as the body’s mandate when it kicks off negotiations with the European Parliament once the latter agrees its own position.With regard to authors rights, the draft calls for collective bargaining between rights holders and distributors to be “considered as an option” to ensure transparency and calls for a transitional period to enable organisations to adapt to new transparency requirements. Transparency requirements do not apply to agreements with collective management organsiations that are already covered by existing regulations.The draft calls for measures to enable authors to adjust remuneration for rights that are subject to long contracts where the originally agreed remuneration becomes low relative to the revenues derived from the exploitation of the work over time, and for member states to provide an alternative dispute resolution process that avoids the need for authors and performers to go to court.The EBU said that the agreed position had “failed to create a sensible balance between providing transparency to authors and performers on the one hand, and the workability and pragmatism required on the other”.It said that it was concerned by an obligation to report autiomatically and individually to authors and performers on the use of their works at least once a year, arguing that such as approach places “an unprecedented burden on the creative industries at a time when they are already facing significant market disruption”.The EBU said that broadcasters manage as many as 250,000 contracts every year with individual rightsholders.“For EBU Members this is a very disappointing conclusion. Member States had ample opportunity to ensure pragmatism and common sense but unfortunately the conclusion will result in cumbersome bureaucratic procedures for our members,” said EBU head of European affairs Nicola Frank.“We are disappointed that the call made from the EBU for a more balanced approach has not been taken on board. Whilst we support the principles of transparency and also fair remuneration, this conclusion is simply not practical and realistic in its ambition. Public service media play a unique role within our societies, investing over €16 billion in content every year. The capacity of our members to continue to invest would be seriously challenged if costly transparency requirements were to be established and implemented.”The European Council draft document also includes measures that its authors say are designed to adapt exceptions and limitations to digital and cross-border dissemination of works as well as “measures to facilitate certain licensing practices as regards the dissemination of out-of-commerce works and the online availability of audiovisual works on video-on-demand platforms with a view to ensuring wider access to content”.The directive will require member states to “provide for a negotiation mechanism allowing parties willing to conclude an agreement to rely on the assistance of an impartial body or of one or more mediators”, which could be a new organisation or an existing body.On the other side of the rights negotiating table from the EBU’s membership, French authors copyright society SACD said that the draft represented “a missed chance” to make progress towards ensuring “a just remuneration for audiovisual and cinema authors everywhere in Europe”.According to SACD, the failure to embed a general right to remuneration from digital platforms meant that the Council was opening the way to a worsening of the situation of an already out-of-date framework.“In the countries in which such a right is recognised, authors’ societies can negotiate agreements, collect and distribute remuneration; in other states, when this right doesn’t exist, authors are almost assured of never being remunerated,” it said.The collecting society said it counted on French culture minister Françoise Nyssen to press for a right to remuneration and said it now counted on the European Parliament’s judicial affairs committee adopting a more favourable position.last_img read more

Dataenabled TV spend is expected to make up 40 o

first_imgData-enabled TV spend is expected to make up 40% of all ad spend by 2020, a new report claims. In a new study published by Comcast’s Blockgraph initiative, advertisers said that 20% of their 2018 TV spending was data-driven. This will rise to 29% for the current year, with accelerated growth to 40% by 2020. The report – entitled Building the Future of Data Driven TV: The Quest to Create a Safe Identity Layer for the Industry – also found that data-enabled spend has grown at a 42% three-year compound annual growth rate.“The findings confirmed that advertisers are eager to bring additional data to TV, similar to their use of data in digital media. Yet, there is also the recognition that TV is different,” said Jason Manningham, general manager, Blockgraph. “So, while they are bringing more data to TV, the growth, albeit strong, is actually tempered a bit by today’s challenges.”The findings came from a new research survey of over 150 advertisers and agencies, commissioned from Advertiser Perceptions, on the challenges, opportunities and importance of bringing advanced data to television advertising.last_img read more

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first_img“There can be no place for the use of guns on our streets.“I would call on anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.”POLICE PROBE AFTER SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE IN DERRY was last modified: September 22nd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: bogsideDerryPatricia LoguePOLICE PROBE AFTER SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE IN DERRYSINN FEIN COUNCILLOR POLICE have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Derry last night.Local Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has condemned the attack on the house in the Bogside area of the city last night.She said: “Such attacks are wrong and I condemn it.center_img ShareTweetlast_img

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first_imgShareTweet John fronted the band from ’75 to ’78 and they had immediate success with hits such as “Sunny Side Of The Mountain” “Turn Back The Years” and “Keep On The Sunnyside”.The Abbey Hotel Christmas Country Line Up Kicks off on Friday, December 28 with Jimmy Buckley, followed on Saturday Night with John Glenn & The Mainliners and finally on Sunday, December 30, Michael English takes to the stage.Elaine McInaw, Sales & Marketing Manager, expressed the great excitement in the Abbey Hotel to be welcoming John Glenn & The Mainliners to perform in the Abbey Ballroom which is renowned for having the best dance floor in the North West and possibly all of Ireland.“It is a wonderful opportunity to once again dance to the band with the magic beat and recall those nostalgic memories we all have about Big Tom and what his music meant to us all. “We are delighted to have such a fantastic Christmas Country Line Up this year with Jimmy Buckley on Friday Night, John Glenn & The Mainliners on Saturday Night and Michael English on Sunday, December 30.”“The Band with the Magic Beat!’ takes to the stage at The Abbey Hotel this Christmas on Saturday, December 29,” McInaw concluded.Doors open: 9:00pm | Band on Stage: 11.00pmPhoenix Country Radio DJ from 10:00pmTickets: €15.001 Night B&B & Tickets €75pps2 Nights B&B & Tickets €139pps3 Nights B&B & Tickets €199ppsDance to the Mainliners Once More – The Band with the Magic Beat! was last modified: December 22nd, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShaun Keenan Tags: Abbey Hotel Donegal Towndonegal townThe Band with the Magic Beat! Don’t miss this incredible reunion, and dance again to ‘The Band with the Magic Beat!’ when they play The Abbey Hotel on Saturday, December 29.Following the passing of their dear friend and colleague Big Tom McBride, their vast following of loyal fans were hoping to get an opportunity to dance to The Mainliners once more.Now ‘The band with the Magic Beat!’ have got back together with John Glenn, who first joined The Mainliners over forty years ago.last_img read more

Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 197 gpt Gold at

first_imgDrilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold MineralizationColumbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes.Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.”  Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained. Please visit our website for more information about the project. Sponsor Advertisement With today being the last trading day of the week, month and quarter…I wouldn’t want to bet on the price action…up or down.As per usual, the gold price didn’t do a whole heck of a lot in Far East or early London trading.  The London low was set at noon BST…7:00 a.m. Eastern time…and the gold price edged higher from there, but that tiny rally ran out of gas shortly after the Comex open.From there it traded sideways until 11:30 a.m. in New York…and then rallied all the way up to its high of the day…$1,781.70 spot…which came about an hour later, just minutes after 12:30 p.m.Once that high was in, the price backed off a few dollars and traded virtually ruler flat into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close.Gold closed at $1,777.60 spot…up $24.30 spot.  Net volume was pretty chunky at 188,000 contracts, so it was obvious that this rally did not go unopposed.The silver chart looked like a carbon copy of the gold chart, with all the inflection points coming at the same times.  Silver’s London low, like gold, came at the 12 o’clock noon BST London silver fix.  The only tiny difference was that silver’s high tick [$34.88 spot] came in electronic trading around 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.Silver closed at $34.66 spot…up 67 cents.  Net volume was also very chunky…around 46,000 contracts.The dollar index opened at 79.82 and then flopped around within 15 basis points of that value for many hours before hitting its zenith…79.91…at 11:20 a.m. Eastern time.  From there it fell all the way down to 79.49 by shortly after 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  The index rallied a hair from that low and closed at 79.55…down 29 basis points on the day.  It was another failed attempt at breaking back above the 80.00 price level.The dollar index may be in for another leg down at this point, but it’s too soon to cast that comment into stone just yet. The early rally from the noon London low had nothing to do with the currencies yesterday…and the 40+ basis point dollar index decline that began at 11:30 showed up immediately in the gold and silver price…but the rally in both metals ended ninety minutes before the index hit its low of the day.The gold stocks gapped up at the open, dipped a bit…and then worked their way solidly higher for the rest of the New York trading session, despite the fact that the gold price didn’t do a thing from 12:30 p.m. Eastern time onwards.  The HUI finished up 2.66%.The silver stocks were on a tear yesterday…and that’s reflected in Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index which closed up 3.86%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME Daily Delivery Report showed what I expected…as only 4 gold contracts were left in the September delivery month…and they will be delivered within the Comex-approved depository system sometime today.And also as expected, was the data for First Day Notice for the October delivery month…1,980 contracts in gold…and 49 contracts in silver.  In gold, the only two short/issuers that mattered were Deutsche Bank with 1,000 contracts…and HSBC USA with 900 contracts…suspiciously even numbers.  There were well over a dozen long/stoppers…the three largest were JPMorgan with 1,041 contracts split up pretty evenly between their client account and their proprietary trading desk…and Citigroup put in a surprise appearance receiving 404 contracts…and in distant third place was the Bank of Nova Scotia with 227 contracts stopped.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is worth your time…and the link is here.Both GLD and SLV took a breather yesterday…and reported no activity.There was a smallish report from the U.S. Mint.  They sold 7,000 ounces of gold eagles…500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and a smallish 30,000 silver eagles.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday, they reported receiving 599,530 troy ounces of silver…and shipped out two good delivery bars weighing, in total, the magnificent sum of 2,018.450 troy ounces.  The link to that activity is here.I got an interesting e-mail from reader D.S. in California while I was slaving away on this column last night…and this is what he reported…“I watched a surprising investor webcast by Jurrien Timmer, Co-Portfolio Manager of Fidelity® Global Strategies Fund and Director of Global Macro for Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo). He spoke about global asset allocation, where we are in the business cycle, and about QE. He was skeptical that the central banks will be able to overcome the downward trends of global economies. He disclosed that he personally holds physical gold and gold mining shares.” “The kicker was a log chart that compared regressions for the price of gold and the total balance sheets of central banks. They tracked each other very nicely. The take-home message, evident from the chart, is that when central bank balance sheets double, so does gold. It was clear that $3,200 isn’t far away for gold.”“If they post the chart, I will send it on to you.”Here are another couple of charts that Nick Laird sent me last night on the Intraday Price Movements of Gold. The first one is an update of the old chart that I used for several years…and was more than two and a half years out of date.  Here’s the new one that’s current as of the end of August 2012…and it contains six and a half years of data, going all the way back to March 2006.The five outstanding points [from left to right] as they appear on this chart are: 1] the high of day at 9:00 a.m. local time in London…an hour after the London open, 2] the London a.m. gold fix at 10:30 local time, 3] the low at the 8:20 a.m. Eastern time Comex open, 4] the New York high at the 9:30 a.m. open of the equity markets, 4] and the elephant in the room…the 3:00 p.m. local time London gold fix…10:00 a.m. Eastern in New York.  The negative “London Bias” stands out like the proverbial sore thumb.(Click on image to enlarge)The second chart is for the current year to date…January 1st to August 31st.  All the salient points are the same, except the high of the day now comes about forty-five minutes before the London open, instead of an hour after it.  All the other points of interest are the same.  The “London Bias” just screams to be noticed here…as it’s becoming an ever more prominent price management tool as the years go by….compared to the average shown in the 6.5 year chart above it.(Click on image to enlarge)I don’t have a lot of stories today, which suits me just fine, so I hope you can find the time to read the ones that interest you the most.Rarely have there ever been such multiple and documentable proofs of manipulation as are contained in recent COT data. They say you can lead a horse to water but can’t force him to drink. Likewise, you can present all the documentation to the regulators proving that JPMorgan is manipulating the price of silver [with their own data], but you can’t force them to regulate. – Silver Analyst Ted Butler, September 22, 2012It was a nice surprise to wake up on Thursday morning and finding these rallies staring me in the face on my computer screen.  But if you look at the 1-year gold and silver charts below, you’ll notice that these two precious metals have spent the last ten trading days attempting to break above the $1,780 spot price in gold…and the $35 spot price in silver.  Was that little dip we had earlier this week…and the last few days of the prior week…the ‘correction’ I’ve been expecting?  I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it…but who the heck really knows for sure? Not me.Here are the 1-year gold and silver charts.  As you can see in gold, the 50-day moving average has already crossed the 200-day moving average going in the right direction.  In silver, that event is just about to occur…and when it does happen, it will be the first time that the 50-day m.a. has been above the 200-day m.a. since late October 2011.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)As the headline of today column points out, gold hit a new high against the euro again yesterday…and this is what the 1-year chart of that ratio looks like.(Click on image to enlarge)Today we get the new Commitment of Traders Report for positions held at the 1:30 p.m. Eastern time close of Comex trading on Tuesday.  I’m not expecting it to have changed much from the prior week, but you just never know.  Whatever it shows, I’ll have a comment about it in this column tomorrow.Except for a slight bump up in price just before 9:00 a.m. Hong Kong time on their Friday, both gold and silver did absolutely nothing all through Far East and early London trading earlier today…and the charts reflect that.  However, now that London has been open for a couple of hours, gold is up about six bucks…and is now above the $1,780 mark by a few dollars…and silver is up about fifteen cents.  But volumes are pretty heavy in both metals already…so it’s obvious that the high-frequency traders are doing their thing.  The dollar index is down 13 basis points as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:20 a.m. Eastern time.With today being the last trading day of the week, month and quarter…I wouldn’t want to bet on the price action…up or down…or by how much.So far, the big bad correction I’ve been expecting is M.I.A…and it may stay that way for quite a while.  But as I said a bit further up, who really knows?  I don’t.With gold and silver shares moving higher with some conviction now, there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take out a trial subscription to either Casey Research‘s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Enjoy your weekend, or what’s left of it…and I’ll see you here tomorrow.last_img read more

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first_imgTweetPinShare11 Shares BOSTON (AP) – Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved by the league. The agreement between the Celtics and 76ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for Philadelphia.Once the trade goes through, Philadelphia will own the NBA’s No. 1 selection for the second straight season.Fultz — donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team’s practice facility — visited the 76ers in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and meeting with team officials on his itinerary. That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.“I don’t really pay attention to everything that’s going on,” Fultz said. “I’m truly blessed to be in this position. Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to taking my talents to wherever I go.”Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year’s draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. 1, the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, Boston at No. 3 and Phoenix at No. 4.Fultz’s rise to stardom has been rapid. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school. Barely three years later, he’s almost certainly going to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft — and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he’ll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.“It would be pretty cool. Just being with a young team,” Fultz said. “The upside of it would be crazy. I’m close to home, so a lot of my family can come out and just show love. This city has great fans.”The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07, and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08.Durant and Beasley were both No. 2 draft picks.Fultz is apparently going to get taken one spot better.“I’ll do whatever it takes to help any team I go to win,” Fultz said.Philadelphia had the No. 1 draft spot three previous times, taking Doug Collins in 1973, Allen Iverson in 1996 and Ben Simmons a year ago.The 76ers have a top-three pick for the fourth straight year: No. 3 Joel Embiid in 2014, No. 3 Jahlil Okafor in 2015 and Simmons in 2016. But with Fultz, Philadelphia — which has asked its fans to endure some very dismal stretches and “Trust The Process” for the past few years — would likely expect to turn a real corner toward respectability again.Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons.Last season’s improved win total came with Okafor (50), Embiid (31) and Simmons (0) combining for 81 appearances, as Philadelphia’s trend of being snakebitten by injuries continued. Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of the year results get announced on June 26, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after recovering from foot surgery.Embiid posted a photo on Saturday of he and Saric standing in front of a locker — already bearing Fultz’s name.“Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college,” Fultz said. “He’s a cool guy. He’s giving me tips and pointers and he’s pretty funny, so when I saw that it was pretty cool and pretty funny. I’m pretty happy that the players here want me to come here.”TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writerlast_img read more

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first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks’ wide-open offense.Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and 13 assists for the Bucks, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06.“There are so many interchangeable parts with the offense,” Middleton said. “Sharing the ball, moving the ball. The pace is crazy. But it’s been fun.“There are so many opportunities and different looks we get out of the offense.”Middleton’s 3-pointer with 2:22 left gave the Bucks a 116-110 lead, and he sank another off a pick-and-roll with Brook Lopez to make it 122-113.Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton shoots past New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 124-113. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he believes Middleton can be an elite 3-point shooter. The 6-foot-8 veteran is 15-for-23 (65 percent) from beyond the arc this season.“We feel like he puts a lot of work and time into his craft,” Budenholzer said. “We’re going to create great opportunities for everybody, including Khris. And he’s done it before.”Antetokounmpo only had one 3, but it came in a big spot, giving Milwaukee the lead for good midway through the fourth period. He scored 16 points in the final quarter while playing through contact in the paint.“I just want to win,” Antetokounmpo said. “I tried to play harder, tried to get on my spots. It’s the third game of the season. New coach, new game plan.“I’m just trying to figure it out. And I will. And when I do, it’s going to be so easy and I’m going to be a beast out there.”Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 24 points. Trey Burke added 19 and Mario Hezonja had 18.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 124-113. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)New York outscored the Bucks 35-17 in the third quarter to pull within one point, led by Burke’s 13-point outburst in the period. But the Knicks were outscored 36-26 in the fourth.“This is the suffering you must go through to become a good basketball team,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “The best part about it is our guys found a way to make it a basketball game.”Middleton sank three consecutive 3-pointers to give the Bucks a 58-43 lead midway through the second quarter. He finished with 19 points in the half as Milwaukee rolled to a 71-52 lead.The Bucks made 10 of 20 3-pointers in the half, with Middleton making all four of his attempts. Milwaukee finished 17 of 40 from distance, giving them 48 3s on the season, the most in franchise history over a three-game stretch.“You’ve got to pick your poison with that group,” said Hardaway, who played under Budenholzer in Atlanta. “Not only can they shoot the ball, they’ve got guys that can get into the paint whenever they want against any team.“Coach (Budenholzer) gives them that freedom. They’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.”Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, gets between New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Mario Hezonja, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)TIP-INSKnicks: New York played without rookie forward Kevin Knox, who sprained his left ankle in a 103-101 loss at Boston on Saturday. … Fizdale said he isn’t ready to make a change in the starting lineup. Burke and Hardaway started in the backcourt, with Frank Ntilikina and Lance Thomas at forward and Enes Kanter at center. “We’re still going to make people work for it and earn it,” Fizdale said. “At the same time, I’m still looking at the next couple games. Then at some point, if I see a fit, I’m going to make a change.”Bucks: Third-year center Thon Maker was active for the first time this season and D.J. Wilson and Christian Wood were inactive. Maker did not play. … Budenholzer said he likes his bench options, including rookie Donte DiVincenzo and veteran Ersan Ilyasova. “His defense always stands out to me,” the coach said of Ilyasova, who played under Budenholzer in Atlanta. “He can guard big 5s. Offensively he has a knack for playing and it marries up with how we want to play.” Ilyasova had 10 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes on Monday.UP NEXTKnicks: At Miami on Wednesday night.Bucks: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday night.—By CHARLES F. GARDNER , Associated PressMilwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer calls a play from the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez (11) reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)New York Knicks’ Lance Thomas (42) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgA new study suggests that ketamine, an increasingly popular treatment for depression, has something in common with drugs like fentanyl and oxycodone.The small study found evidence that ketamine’s effectiveness with depression, demonstrated in many small studies over the past decade, comes from its interaction with the brain’s opioid system. A Stanford University team reported their findings Wednesday in The American Journal of Psychiatry.”We think ketamine is acting as an opioid,” says Alan Schatzberg, one of the study’s authors and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. “That’s why you’re getting these rapid effects.”Until now, most researchers have attributed ketamine’s success to its effect on the brain’s glutamate system, which is involved in learning and memory. The opioid system, in contrast, controls pain, reward and addictive behaviors.Ketamine is an anesthetic that is frequently given to children in the emergency room. It is also a popular but illicit party drug that can cause an out-of-body experience at high doses.And in the past few years, ketamine has seen increasing use as an off-label treatment that doctors prescribe for patients with severe depression that doesn’t respond to other drugs. Unlike conventional antidepressants like Prozac, which can take weeks to work, an infusion or nasal administration of ketamine typically produces results in hours.The new study’s findings suggests that taking ketamine for depression could lead to abuse or addiction, says Schatzberg, who has financial ties to several drug companies. Ketamine has a less potent effect on opioid receptors than drugs like fentanyl or oxycodone, he says, “but that doesn’t mean it’s safer.”Other researchers say the study’s implications aren’t so clear.”The results are quite intriguing,” says Carlos Zarate Jr., an investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health who has been studying ketamine’s effects on depression for more than a decade. “However, this study is preliminary and its results need to be replicated.”The new study is “interesting and exciting,” says Ronald Duman, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale University who has published research showing how ketamine causes brain cells to form new connections.But Duman isn’t convinced that ketamine’s effect on the opioid system is the key to its effectiveness in treating depression. He notes that ketamine’s effect on the brain’s glutamate system is quite powerful, while the drug has “a relatively low affinity for opiate receptors.”The Stanford team decided to conduct its study after seeing research that suggested drugs that work on the glutamate system alone aren’t very effective antidepressants, Schatzberg says. The researchers also knew that opioid drugs had once been used to treat depression but were largely abandoned because of concern about abuse.So the team designed an experiment that would treat patients with depression in two ways. The first was by giving them an infusion of ketamine alone. The second involved giving each patient the drug naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioid drugs, before the patient got an infusion of ketamine.An analysis of a dozen patients who got both treatments showed a dramatic difference. Seven of the 12 saw their depression symptoms decrease by at least 50 percent a day after they got ketamine alone. But when they got naltrexone first, there was “virtually no effect,” says Carolyn Rodriguez, one of the study’s authors and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford.Rodriguez, who has pioneered the use of ketamine to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, says the study doesn’t prove that the drug works primarily through the brain’s opioid system. Instead, she calls the result “the beginning of a conversation” and says it “highlights that ketamine’s mechanism of action is complicated.”Rodriguez has served as a consultant for several drug companies including Allergan, which is developing a depression drug that acts like ketamine in the brain.One possibility is that ketamine’s effect on opioid receptors may provide immediate but short-term relief of depression symptoms, Rodriguez says, while the drug’s effect on the glutamate system may be what makes that relief last for a week or more. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Whats new in town Eggplant parmigiana deepdish

first_imgWhat’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR POLICE arrested a man tagged as one of the four men who robbed and raped an aeronautic school student in barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City last Tuesday.Arneil Ontong, 27, was playing card games at the back of a church in barangay Pajac when he was arrested around 4 a.m. Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements MOST READ Read Next The girl said the culprits also took her P5,000 cash.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDOJ readying extradition request for Fil-Am in Aika Mojica slaynewsinfoLawmaker’s wife tied to P500M pork scam denies hand in cop’s slaynewsinfoDOJ approves murder raps vs suspects in Iligan solon slay tryMORE STORIESnewsinfoDOJ readying extradition request for Fil-Am in Aika Mojica slaynewsinfoLawmaker’s wife tied to P500M pork scam denies hand in cop’s slaynewsinfoDOJ approves murder raps vs suspects in Iligan solon slay tryThe victim found a way to escape when she was brought back to the place where the assailants flagged down the tricycle.An operation to arrest the other culprits is in progress, police said./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZAADVERTISEMENT At the police station, the victim identified Ontong as one of the four men who waylaid her on her way to school, said Insp Jose Nilo Abello, chief of the Theft and Robbery Section of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.Abello said Ontong was implicated in several robbery cases in Lapu-Lapu. He was allegedly a cohort of Ronald Fuentes, who is being hunted by police for robbery cases.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe victim told police that her assailants flagged down the tricycle she was riding on her way to school.The victim said her co-passengers blindfolded her and brought her to a secluded area where she was raped. PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economycenter_img PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMC bags Bulacan airport project PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Man falls in drug bust View commentslast_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/tech-trends-that-will-disrupt-the-way-businesses-engage-with-customers/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/tech-trends-that-will-disrupt-the-way-businesses-engage-with-customers/ What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Social Media Week wrapped up recently in Chicago. The organizers of the event wrote an interesting blog post on 10 technology trends that will “radically change” the way businesses engage with customers in the new year. The trends come courtesy of Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, who was a speaker at Social Media Week Chicago.[Related: Your Amazon Package Will Soon Arrive by Drone]Some of the most interesting trends, in a nutshell, are:Time MattersIn the Digital Age, customers do not want to wait. They want to quickly pay for groceries, clothes, and other items with the same “no-touch” interaction they experience when ordering an Uber car. The same applies to customer service. Tullman said that it’s no longer acceptable to tell customers you will get back to them “in 1—2 days.” He mentioned advancements companies such as Mastercard, Amazon, and Starbucks are making in significantly decreasing the wait time for customers to receive products and services.Customers Want Full ControlTullman used the great example of the current trend of Netflix binge-watching to illustrate that customers want to access, download, stream, and use their products when they want at their discretion. This desire for control extends to pricing; customers want to set their own pricing for goods and services.Constant ConnectivityThe average smartphone user checks their phone over 160 times each day! It’s an increasingly 24/7 connected world and Tullman used Disney to drive home his point. Disney issues its park attendees Magic Bands that are used to make purchases, access your hotel room, etc. Additionally, these bands can do much more, including telling the Disney costumed characters your kids’ names and where your family is from before you even ask for an autograph.Email is Dead, Messaging LivesMessaging continues to emerge as the preferred method of digital communication over email. Customers want immediate communication and immediate answers. Messaging also is a much simpler means to communicate versus email, yet users do not have to sacrifice features such as sending attachments and sharing content.For the full list of the tech trends that will alter how businesses engage with customers, check out the Social Media Week organizers’ full post.last_img read more

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first_img The Best Attorneys in Los Angeles. See The Full List. Top Lawyers | Sponsored Listings Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career It’s official!Former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, who shocked the combat sports world by announcing his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) back in July, has agreed to fight in the main event of a Japanese New Year’s Eve event live on Spike TV in the U.S.The announcement was made by former Pride FC President, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, at tonight’s (Sat., Sept. 19, 2015) “Dynamite 1” event in San Jose. Bellator will partner with Sakakibara on the MMA extravaganza and will have fighters from its roster participating.Emelianenko (34-4, 1 NC) called it quits in 2012 after stringing together three straight wins, a refreshing turnaround after a disastrous three-fight skid that saw him finished in all three defeats. The longtime Sambo champ was a former employee of Bellator president Scott Coker back when he was running Strikeforce.Now, “The Last Emperor” is back on the scene but it should be noted that Emelianenko is 38 years old and hasn’t faced any real competition in several years. It will be interesting to see who will get the nod against the heavyweight fighter in the main event.Time will tell. Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Lockdown duffle bag More From Gordon Ryan Competition Kit MMAmania.com Lights. Out. Sale Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Standard BJJ Gi Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Good Night Tee Apparel Latest From Our Partners There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq center_img Recommended by ProMax 440 BJJ GI Gloves Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Sponsored Content [Pics] Why A Racing Legend Couldn’t Win A Race PostFun Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Accessories Tomokazu Tazawa/Getty Images Standard Ranked Rashguard More: Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Latest From MMA Warehouse Top Contenders for Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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first_img Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Morning Report: UFC and MMA News, Multimedia and Hot Clicks LISTEN UPSevere MMA.Anik and Flo.Three Amigos. Standard Ranked Rashguard More: ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Gordon Ryan Competition Kit With the threat of Mayweather vs. McGregor monopolizing the headlines recently, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are other fighters who hate each other and will be settling their differences inside a locked cage soon. Two of those fighters, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former training partner and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, are two such fighters. Garbrandt and Dillashaw will be fighting each other for the bantamweight title later this year, upon the conclusion of the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which they coach opposite one another. The two were selected as coaches to capitalize on the bitter rivalry between the two stemming from the contentious split when Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male to join Team Elevation in Colorado. Since then, Garbrandt and many others at Team Alpha Male have had harsh words for Dillashaw. But for Dillashaw, the whole beef is a bit ridiculous. Speaking with the Fight Society podcast recently, Dillashaw said that though the beef is very real at this point, there was never a reason for Garbrandt to be upset with him in the first place and that all of the histrionics are a result of Garbrandt trying to impress his “daddy” Urijah Faber.“Urijah is Cody’s daddy. Cody can’t make any decisions without Urijah,” Dillashaw said. “Urijah’s involved with everything. That’s why Urijah was mad when I left. He likes to be in control. He wants to be the top dog. I hardly even know Cody. It’s kind of comical that Cody wanted to get mad about this whole thing cause I hardly even know the guy. He was on his way in when I was on my way out.“He was on the team when everyone was making fun of him for who he was. Now everyone’s got his back cause he’s doing great. He’s doing good for the team and getting a good name out there. But really the beef with Cody is just comical because it shouldn’t concern him at all. Just because it involves Urijah, he wants to get all riled up and fluff out his feathers and act like a tough guy. I expected this from Cody. He’s a hothead and just for him to not really be able to express himself mentally but just get all worked up.”One of the key talking points surrounding the Dillashaw-Alpha Male beef is the fabled existence of a video showing Garbrandt knocking out Dillashaw in practice. Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz has stated that he has the video but has yet to release it, though TMZ is reportedly offering $50,000 for it and Buchholz has threatened to release it on several occasions. Dillashaw responded to the whole thing by calling it “ridiculous” and inconsequential.“It’s f**king practice! Who really even cares? They can release that video. I could care less because, for one, I don’t even think it happened, and two, it’s freaking practice and I don’t really care. They should just take the hours and hours and hours of footage of me whipping Cody’s ass and making him leave practice crying. “The kid’s tough, don’t get me wrong. But when it comes down to it, being a well-rounded martial artist and sparring, sure Cody had some good days but to say percentage-wise, I’m getting 75 percent of those good days. I’m on top. I definitely felt like the top dog while I was there.” But Garbrandt is the top dog now and he appears keen to keep it that way. In the promotional build up to the show’s premier, things between the two seem extremely heated with Garbrandt even grabbing Dillashaw violently by the throat during one confrontation. And while he may have been hoping to see a more measured side of Garbrandt during the six weeks of close exposure to him, Dillashaw says that actions like that, reaffirmed his belief that Garbrandt doesn’t have much else going on beyond being a “hothead.”“It’s not so much learn but just reinstated what I’ve known about the guy that he’s a complete idiot. He’s not very smart and he’s hot headed. That’s it. There’s not much more behind that other than getting your haircut, making sure your eyebrows are lined up and being a hot head. That’s all he’s really got.” Latest From Our Partners Ariel out here making things happen. I make a different move everyday. pic.twitter.com/w8zqsfwnki— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 20, 2017 Standard BJJ Gi Morning Report: Conor McGregor targeting September for Floyd Mayweather fight, says it’s ‘close’ to done Could be fun. #wouldwatch. Sale Hey @usantidoping what’s up with this? Why am I getting this email? Makes me wonder….. pic.twitter.com/5bWcneWSb2— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) March 20, 2017 Do you see @ChrisWeidmanUFC getting back on track at #UFC210 in Buffalo? If yes, how does he beat Mousasi? pic.twitter.com/r7qcNFGEaT— UFC (@ufc) March 21, 2017 Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Accessories When you don’t have a fight booked. Yes, those are donuts being used as buns for my burger pic.twitter.com/Lqk4RSPnJn— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) March 18, 2017 When I saw that @BellatorMMA signed @wandfc vs @ChaelSonnen for Madison Square Garden pic.twitter.com/shx5wsYB9M— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) March 21, 2017 Gloves Hey fight fans. Here’s my explanation for why we have to apologise for bad language on air. Thx for watching #UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/nLQzHzTRXK— John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) March 19, 2017 In that Bellator gear. Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Hey @PhilMrWonderful let’s do this, MSG June 24th. You in?— Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) March 20, 2017 USADA. Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in View all 1880 stories FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTSEduard Folayang (17-5) vs. Ev Ting (13-3); ONE Championship, April 21.Derrick Lewis (18-4-1) vs. Mark Hunt (12-11-1, 1 NC); UFC Fight Night: Auckland, June 11.Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC); Bellator 180, June 24.Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5); Bellator 180, June 24.TODAY IN MMA HISTORY2010: Jon Jones headlined his first UFC event, stopping Brandon Vera with elbow in the first round of the main event of UFC on Verus 1.2014: Emanuel Newton won a split decision over Attila Vegh to unify the Bellator light heavyweight championships at Bellator 113. 2015: Demian Maia won a unanimous decision over Ryan LaFlare in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62.FINAL THOUGHTSThere’s also a quote from the interview above wherein TJ says that TAM has “Conor’s d**k in their mouths” because they stole Conor’s “snake in the grass” line against him from that season of TUF where Conor and Urijah coached against each other. I completely forgot that happened but felt I should pass it along for those who don’t listen to interviews. Especially since Jimmie Rivera’s Instagram kinda echoes the sentiment.Anyway, have a good one everybody and see y’all tomorrow. If you find something you’d like to see in the Morning Report, just hit me up on Twitter @JedKMeshew and let me know about it. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram and add us on Snapchat at MMA-Fighting because we post dope things and you should enjoy them. Dave gets it.center_img Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Boot. SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSEBader’s statement. Nate going in. I’ve been waiting on you! Let’s do this https://t.co/tkpa3A7Ns4— Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) March 20, 2017 7:02 AM #USADA woke me up from an amazing dream of eating pizza & hanging with #TMNT SO I can get tested. #competecleanorgohome pic.twitter.com/JB70qA3QRD— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) March 20, 2017 Morning Report: T.J. Dillashaw says Cody Garbrandt is only mad at him because his of ‘daddy’ Urijah Faber More From Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Good Night Tee Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Latest From MMA Warehouse Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender ProMax 440 BJJ GI MMA Fighting For everyone asking fracture right foot bone bruise and nerve contusion. Be back in six to 8 weeks thanks for the support. pic.twitter.com/qh8zRfuNE3— tim means (@MeansTim) March 20, 2017 Thoughts? Lockdown duffle bag Apparel Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? MUST-READ STORIESGuilty. War Machine found guilty on 29 charges for assault in Christy Mack case.PPV. Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva will headline a Bellator PPV at Madison Square Garden.Bellator. Ryan Bader explains the unique conditions of his new Bellator MMA contract.No chance. Tony Ferguson says there’s “no way” Conor McGregor beats Floyd Mayweather.VIDEO STEWThe UFC booking Cormier-Gustafsson instead of this fight is one of the stupidest promotional things they’ve ever done. In today’s UFC, they’ve would’ve made this fight right then.First Take on MayGregor.Ah, prove himself. Just like Phil Brooks did.This dude is real super mad about not tapping.A twister for your enjoyment. This fucker can’t stop making shit up about me and I haven’t been offered any fights except the one Iaughed at pic.twitter.com/7gRskEXEP9— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 20, 2017 Potentially major mix up here. Ruthless. In this Storystream King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Conor could post a picture of his poo and it’d get 20K likes. Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Excellent explanation. My next opponent is Mark Hunt in New Zealand June 10th #FoxSports1 pic.twitter.com/TUijbiz2TJ— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) March 20, 2017 Lets do it!! It’s a dream that I’m going to fulfil is fight in MSG @BellatorMMA send my contract https://t.co/CA0B408wo4— james gallagher (@StrabanimalMMA) March 20, 2017last_img read more

Where Is Charlie Baker

first_img By Spencer Buell· Where Is Charlie Baker? Don’t expect to see him at an anti-Trump protest any time soon. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Photo via Governor’s Office“Where is Charlie Baker?”That’s what protesters this weekend asked in unison at rallies in Copley Square and in front of the State House, as thousands gathered to express their anger and disgust with President Trump’s executive order on immigration.Where is Charlie? pic.twitter.com/6r3T2n9Tp7— Ed Kelley 🌹 (@eddiekelley) January 29, 2017Baker, who has condemned the way the executive order was implemented, didn’t attend the rally. He says he was attending a funeral on Sunday. He also says he spent the weekend talking with stakeholders and working with Attorney General Maura Healey’s office on a brief about how the order will impact the state, which they plan to send to the White House.But the chant—one of many in a weekend that saw plenty of creative ones—underscores the extent to which the Republican’s tendency toward moderation is not sitting well with many Democrats and activists, who say the extreme presidency of Donald Trump is cause for alarm, outrage, and confrontation. Baker wants a working relationship with the White House. They want blood.As protests have broken out in the chaotic days since Trump’s election, a pattern is emerging. While Democrats flocked to an impromptu rally at Logan Airport on Saturday, Baker did not. While Healey, Mayor Marty Walsh, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and others, gave raucous speeches at the Women’s March to a crowd of 175,000, Baker was a no-show (in that case, he has said he was busy meeting with the Massachusetts Municipal Association, working on the budget, and prepping for the State of the Commonwealth address).Asked repeatedly on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio Monday whether he would have attended any of the demonstrations had his schedule allowed it, he wouldn’t commit to saying yes or no. But don’t expect to see him with a megaphone in his hand anytime soon. In a state with lots to negotiate with Washington, he thinks joining the protesters is bad strategy.“I made my views clear on Donald Trump as a candidate, and I’ve made my views clear a number of times on issues that have taken place since he took office, and I’ll continue to do that,” he said. “But I also have a job to do, and my job is represent the state’s interests every day around federal policy.”Baker infamously refused to endorse, or even vote for Trump. And, in fact, he tangled with Trump the candidate on the very issue of banning Muslims from entering the country when the idea first emerged in 2015: “I think that’s ridiculous and I would never support a policy like that,” he said at the time, adding, “I can’t believe that I’m reading this, which is basically directly in contrast and in conflict with most of the most important values that people in this country hold most dear, among them the right and the ability to practice your religion peacefully. Yeah, I think this is a really bad idea.”But he’s been making the case for what he calls his “no muss, no fuss,” approach to disagreements with Trump all along.“[W]e live in a time where what you oppose seems much more interesting than what you support. Where compromising is often viewed as an act of weakness. When, in fact, it’s a sign of strength,” he said at his State of the Commonwealth address, without naming any names. He added, in a jab at Trump, but also, it seems, at Trump’s vocal critics in Massachusetts: “It’s one thing to stand in a corner and shout insults at your opponents. It’s quite another to climb into the arena and fight for common ground.”center_img 1/30/2017, 2:49 p.m. Print 000last_img read more

18 Healthy Things to Do This Week

first_img 2/19/2017, 5:00 a.m. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 18 Healthy Things to Do This Week Get your sweat on with fitness classes galore. 000 Printcenter_img By Hallie Smith· Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Meditation photo via istock.com/PeopleImagesMonday, February 20One Dollar Workshop Series: For only $1 a class, you can get back to your dance roots. Each session includes a warm-up, a dance combo, and a group dance. Styles include hip hop, jazz, and contemporary.$1, 2/20-2/23, 7:30 p.m. Boston Athletic Club, 653 Summer St., Boston, danceworksboston.com. Tuesday, February 21Running Strong: It’s time to get that pesky running injury checked out. This Tuesday and Thursday at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a physical therapist will assess and determine your running-related aches and pains. Appointments can be made by emailing carefinder@partners.org, or calling 617-243-6383.Free, 4:30 p.m. Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center, 159 Wells Ave., Newton, nwh.org. Kick It by Eliza + Yoga: On Tuesday evenings, join instructors Eliza Shirazi and Emily McLaughlin for a new double feature class. Rev up your heart rate with a kickboxing-inspired Kick It class, then slow things down with a yoga flow.$24, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Kick It Pop-Up Studio, 267 Western Ave., Allston, movewith.com.Running photo via istock.com/bluecinemaWednesday, February 22Run to Stay Regular: Jam and jog at this charity class at Heartbreak Hill Running Company’s treadmill studio, which raises money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. After the workout, enjoy a 20 percent discount on gear and some free beer.$10 donation, 7 p.m. Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.Thursday, February 23Vinyasa Fundraiser: Enjoy an all-levels vinyasa flow class that doubles as a fundraiser for Team Brookline’s Boston Marathon team.$16+ donation, 6 p.m. The Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Ave., Brookline, eventbrite.com.Bend and Break Free: If you’re one of the winter warriors pushing through snowy training runs, enjoy a 60-minute yoga sesh accompanied by a live DJ. There will be refreshments, a cash bar, and a dance party afterward.Suggested $15 donation, 6 p.m. Capo Restaurant, 443 West Broadway, Boston, eventbrite.com. Down Dog for Dana-Farber: Enjoy an hour of all-levels vinyasa yoga that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Barr Research Program. After you downward dog, sample food and drinks from local businesses.$18, 7 p.m. Brighton-Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St., Boston, eventbrite.com.Runners’ Cross-Training and Stretching: Cross-training is vital for runners, which is why this circuit training workshop is so important. Also, every dollar from the event goes to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation, which works to help people overcome traumatic injuries.$15, 7 p.m. Reebok Back Bay Showroom, 135 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com.Friday, February 24Spin for Charity: Cycle to help fundraise for the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Boston Marathon Team. You can even request a song for the playlist.$25, 7 p.m. The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studio, 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.  Yoga at Wormtown/Photo providedSaturday, February 25Core Crunch and Cold Beer: At this Studio U class at Trillium Brewing, you’ll warm up, blast your core for 30 minutes, then cool down before you enjoy one of Trillium’s many beers. High intensity, high reward.$25, 9:15 a.m. 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com.Yoga at Wormtown: Sweat and stretch at this 75-minute vinyasa yoga class, then unwind with a beer and hang with your fellow yogis.$20, 10 a.m. Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, eventbrite.com.Peddocks Island Winter Wander: Explore this Harbor Island on foot or on snowshoes. Follow a guided walk, play in the snow, enjoy s’mores on the beach, or just wander to your heart’s content.$20, 11:30 a.m. Ferry departs from One Long Wharf, Boston, bostonharborcruises.com.Twist and Kraut: If you’re frozen from the February snow, this yoga class will warm you up. After class, learn how to make your own immune system-boosting sauerkraut, and take a jar home.$30, 1 p.m. Acorn Yoga, 576 Washington St., Brighton, eventbrite.com. Spin for a Cause: All proceeds from this 45-minute cycling class go to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Foundation for Trauma Innovation. Plus, enjoy food donated by Dig Inn, sip on champagne, and enter a raffle to win classes at BFX Studio.$40, 1 p.m. BFX Studio, 699 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.Spin for Charity: Proceeds from this 45-minute, all-levels cycling class go to Charity Morgan Memorial’s Running for Great Kids, which focuses on providing after school programs to kids in underserved communities.$30, 3 p.m. Turnstyle South End, 310 Harrison Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.Sunday, February 26Yoga for Runners: Bring strength and balance to your overworked legs at this community yoga class for runners. All ages and abilities are welcome.Free, 9:30 a.m. Marathon Sports, 1638 Beacon St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.Public Body Circuit: Get ready to sweat at this high intensity circuit training bootcamp. Then, reward yourself with a mimosa or two at a provided brunch—you’ll have earned it.$25+, 10:30 a.m. Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.Boston Fundraiser Spin Class: Enjoy a class at B/Spoke that helps fundraise for the Stepping Strong Foundation, then reward yourself with bubbles and light apps.$30, 3 p.m. B/Spoke, 101 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com.last_img read more

10 Innovative Mushroom Recipes to Get Ahead of This Nutrition Trend

first_img 1/29/2019, 1:44 p.m. By Asia Bradlee· Nutrition 10 Innovative Mushroom Recipes to Get Ahead of This Nutrition Trend The fungi is projected to be one of the biggest trends in 2019—right after celery juice. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. center_img Print Photos via Nitty Gritty Life / Blissful Basil / Lazy Cat Kitchen / Inspiration KitchenMushrooms are projected to be one of the biggest trends for 2019—and for good reason. The fungi contains healthy amounts of B vitamins, selenium, riboflavin, complex carbohydrates, potassium, and more. There is also increasing research about the role mushrooms play in cancer prevention and immune system support.Besides being good for you, they’re also extremely versatile. Their meaty texture makes them a great choice for vegans or vegetarians and they can be cooked in a variety of different ways. To help bring the mushroom trend to your kitchen, we found ten mushroom recipes that are perfect for any meal.1. Portobello Mushroom BaconVia VeganosityMake the perfect vegan BLT with this bacon substitute. Make sure you let the mushrooms marinate for at least 15 minutes to get the most flavor. 2. Mushroom PatéVia Domestic GothessThe next time you have a dinner party, serve this spread on your charcuterie board. Made with a base of dried porcini mushrooms and chestnut mushrooms, this garlicky spread is best served on top of bread or crackers. 3. Vegan Pulled Mushroom TacosVia Lazy Cat KitchenThese mushrooms tacos imitate meat with a pulled texture. For the best tasting filling, stew the mushrooms with the seasoning first, then bake them until crispy.4. Mediterranean Stuffed MushroomsVia Complete RecipesAdd some Mediterranean flavor to your typical stuffed mushrooms with this recipe. If you have leftover stuffing, you can use it on top of larger portabella mushrooms for a quick weeknight meal or side dish.5. Shiitake & Oyster Mushroom DumplingsVia Blissful BasilThis simple dumpling recipe swaps meat filling for mushrooms and scallions. You can find dumpling wrappers at an Asian food store, such as H Mart.6. Zucchini Noodles with Mushrooms and Parmesan CheeseVia Apples for CJ The next time you’re craving pasta, swap the noodles for zucchini noodles for more nutrients and fewer calories. In this recipe, sautéed mushrooms and parmesan make for an easy but flavorful noodle topping.7. Chunky Portobello Mushroom BurgersVia The Kitchen WhispererThese veggie burgers get their meaty texture from mushrooms and black beans. Because mushrooms have a high water content, sauté the mushrooms first so that the burgers won’t be too watery.8. Healthy Mushroom SoupVia Inspiration KitchenWarm up this winter with this soup, full of mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and celery. If you want to add some protein to this recipe, try using white beans, lentils, or chicken.9. Medicinal Mushroom Hot CocoaVia Nitty Gritty Life Red belted polypore, a type of medicinal mushroom, is believed to help with inflammation and stimulate the immune system. This mushroom is mixed with cacao, cinnamon, milk of choice, and maple syrup for a healthier hot chocolate. For not so healthy, but delicious, hot chocolate around town, click here.10. Low Carb Mushroom & Spinach Cauliflower RiceVia Stylish Cravings This simple cauliflower rice recipe incorporates mushrooms and spinach for a healthy side dish. You can either rice your own cauliflower or buy the frozen version, whichever you prefer. 12012last_img read more