“Political division based on colour is entirely artificiall and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another.” Nelson Mandela (Images: NelsonMandela.org)• Sello HatangCEONelson Mandela Centre of Memory+27 11 547 email@example.comMelissa Jane CookAs South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country’s turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.The trial – named for the Johannesburg suburb in which members of the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing (Umkhonto We Sizwe, The Spear of the Nation) hid out – was a gruelling one for the 11 accused, but on 20 April, 1964, late former president, Nelson Mandela, gave a rousing address in the courtroom.It was a defining moment in the trial when Mandela condemned the court as unlawful, saying that its decisions were cruel and unjustified and that objecting to such rulings was critical. His speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The armed struggle was a tactical response to the apartheid regime’s increasingly brutal crackdown on dissenters; in response, in December 1961, the ANC launched a sabotage campaign. Hoping to “bring the government to its senses” Mandela and his comrades tried to avoid casualties as they blew up public buildings, railway tracks and power lines.The state countered with assassinations, detention without trial, and torture, and on 11 July 1963 the police raided an ANC hide-out, Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, arresting the majority of the trialists. At the time Mandela was already in prison, serving a five-year sentence for leaving the country without a passport; for his clandestine trip around Africa in 1962; and for incitement, having played a role in planning a three-day strike against South Africa becoming a republic in 1961. He became “Accused No. 1”.The Rivonia TrialThe trial began on 9 October 1963, with the eleven accused – Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Rusty Bernstein, Andrew Mlangeni, Elias Motsoaledi, Bob Hepple and James Cantor – appearing on charges of, among others, conspiracy and sabotage.The specific charges the accused faced were:• Recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage;• Conspiring to commit the aforementioned acts and to aid foreign military units when they invaded the Republic;• Acting in these ways to further the objects of communism; and• Soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathisers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere.Mandela And Co’s Defence TeamDistinguished Afrikaner lawyer, Bram Fischer, led the defence team; he was assisted by Joel Joffe, Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizos, Vernon Berrangé and Harold Hanson. A separate team, including Hanson and Harry Schwarz, defended Kantor. Dr Quartus de Wet, Judge-President of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was presiding judge and Dr Percy Yutar, deputy attorney-general of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was the chief prosecutor.The trial began on 9 October 1963 and ended on 12 June 1964.On 30 October 1963 Hepple was released and charges withdrawn on condition he testify against his comrades. He never testified, instead fleeing the country. On 4 March 1964 Kantor was acquitted. Bernstein was found not guilty and discharged, but rearrested immediately upon leaving the dock. He also later left the country.Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada, Mbeki, Goldberg, Mhlaba, Mlangeni and Motsoaledi, were convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. As the only white person sentenced, Goldberg was sent to Pretoria Central Prison. The other seven were sent to Robben Island.Listen to the speech hereMandela’s iconic ‘Speech from the Dock’George Bizos, Mandela’s lawyer, confidant and friend, described Mandela’s strategy during the trial; “Mandela, with the concurrence of all his co-accused and the legal team, decided that they would challenge the legitimacy of the regime. He would make a statement from the dock and they would give evidence on oath not only to expose the truth about the oppression of the people of South Africa by an illegitimate regime, but also to appeal to the world at large that they had no choice.“They appealed to the world jury to acquit them of any moral wrongdoing and to convict the regime of committing crimes against humanity. They used the courtroom as a forum to proclaim that their cause was just. Mandela was aware that the defence that the accused – and he in particular – had adopted was a dangerous step.”Mandela faced the court, and spoke at length on his, and the ANC’s, commitment to fighting injustice and inequality. “Political division based on colour is entirely artificial,” he said, “and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another. The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs, as it certainly must it will not change that policy.“The invincibility of our cause and the certainty of our final victory are the impenetrable armour of those who consistently uphold their faith in freedom and justice in spite of political persecution.”He admitted planning acts of sabotage, saying, “Some of the things so far told to the court are true and some are untrue. I do not, however, deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness, nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression of my people by the whites.”He concluded his statement saying, “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve,” and then, against his defence team’s advice, he issued a bold challenge to the court, saying, “But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mandela later recounted the “tremendous impact” of the speech, particularly the last paragraph; “When I came to that paragraph I closed the document and I put it on the table; and then faced the judge, looked at the judge straight and made that statement … the judge never looked at me again. That whole day you see, [he] didn’t look at me.”Journalist, Ron Anderson, covered the trial for the Johannesburg-based The Star newspaper; he described his reaction to Mandela’s statement, saying, “… walking past [Paul] Kruger’s statue … I said to myself, ‘I’ve heard something memorable, historical’.“Mandela just stood there quietly and deliberately and without any theatricals or anything … he just said ‘this is something I’m prepared to die for’ … He didn’t wave his arms or anything; he just delivered it in a measured tone.” Mandela’s speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The Trial’s SignificanceThe Rivonia Trial was a turning point in the struggle against apartheid; the trial further focused world attention on the plight of black South Africans, prompting cultural and sporting bodies – including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee – to terminate South Africa’s membership in the organisations; the country became a pariah.The trial’s outcome also affected political activity inside the country, making it virtually impossible to resist the apartheid government openly; liberation organisations were driven further underground and networks outside the country were strengthened. But by the late 1980s and early 1990s, international pressure and internal strife led to negotiations to overturn apartheid laws.After 27 years and eight months, Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990, ushering in South Africa’s now 20-year-old democracy.
Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in Cordoba on Friday thanks to Ramiro Funes Mori’s header and a late Isaac Brizuela own goal. Mexico should have taken the lead in the second minute of the friendly as Raul Jimenez hit the bar with a diving header from Marco Fabian’s cross. Less than a minute later, Funes Mori’s slip allowed Alan Pulido to play Fabian through on goal, but his tame shot was saved by Agustin Marchesin.After surviving those early scares, Argentina settled into the contest and slowly began to threaten through Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez, although they remained vulnerable, with Leandro Parades’ inch-perfect sliding tackle inside the area denying Jimenez on the counterattack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The pressure continued to grow, Guillermo Ochoa making a smart save to keep out Martinez’s downward header from a Dybala free-kick in the 38th minute.And when the deadlock was eventually broken, it was another Dybala set-piece that did the damage, Funes Mori meeting his delivery from a free-kick unmarked to head home the opener. Dybala sent a well-weighted chip narrowly over the bar in one of few chances of note during a disjointed second half, substitute Brizuela putting through his own net in the 83rd minute to prevent the lurking Mauro Icardi from opening his senior Argentina account. #SelecciónMayor ¡Ganó Argentina! Con goles de @funesmoriofi25 y Brizuela en contra, la Albiceleste superó 2-0 a @miseleccionmx. pic.twitter.com/DMoXOnldlm— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 17, 2018What does it mean? Jury out on both coachesLionel Scaloni can rest slightly easier, at least for now, after a mixed start to his reign as Argentina coach, having overseen a narrow loss to Brazil, a draw with Colombia and unremarkable wins over Guatemala and Iraq. Mexico continue to search for Juan Carlos Osorio’s long-term replacement, interim boss Ricardo Ferretti having now orchestrated just one win over Costa Rica and four losses, to Uruguay, the United States, Chile and now Mexico.Funes Mori makes amendsA careless early error having gone unpunished, Villarreal defender Funes Mori atoned for his sins just before half-time, shrugging off the ineffectual attentions of the Mexico defence to finish confidently from close range, leaving Ochoa stranded. Dybala can’t find his shooting boots Dybala was by far Argentina’s brightest spark before being withdrawn in the 72nd minute, the Juventus forward supplying numerous chances for team-mates and testing Ochoa himself with an eye-catching combination of chest control and a scissor-kick volley. But the 25-year-old is yet to score for his country, and the pressure will continue to mount on his slender shoulders during the continuing absence of Lionel Messi. What’s next?The teams will sign off on 2018 when they meet again in another friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday. read more
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl eyeing Everton winger Lookmanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is eyeing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.The pair worked together last season at RB Leipzig, where Lookman spent time on-loan.Now Hasenhuttl is ready for a reunion with the England U21 international, who is pushing for regular first team football.Lookman said just this week, “Football is football. I love playing football and I am glad to do that every single day. It is not a case of me being sad. I am just happy to play football”People said at the time I was crazy to go to Germany but I saw it as another experience and another learning curve for me. I’m glad I did go.”I learnt about being more of a goal threat and showing what I can do. Showing my worth to the team – that is the next step for me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 25-year concession for the Prince George Wharf and related areas, at Nassau cruise port.Namely, following a competitive request for proposal process, the Government of the Bahamas awarded Nassau Cruise Port, a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding, the Bahamian Investment Fund (BIF) and the Yes Foundation the cruise port tender for the concession.The parties will now work towards agreeing the terms of a concession contract. Following the successful execution of the concession agreement, GPH as part of NCP, will manage the cruise port operations in Nassau. In addition, NCP will invest in expanding the capacity of the port from six to eight berths, as well as building of a new terminal building.NCP will be 49% owned by Global Ports Holding, that will be the port operator, while the Bahamian retail fund would hold another 49% and the remaining 2% would be owned by Yes Foundation.GPH said that it is in advanced stage discussions with local and international banks over long term bank financing for the concession. Full financial closure and commencement of the concession is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.“This represents GPH’s third new port in the Caribbean in the last twelve months and is a historic moment for the group,” Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding, Chairman and Co-Founder, said.“The addition of Nassau to our portfolio will mark an important inflection point in our strategy and growth aspirations. Nassau will become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio and will increase our passenger volumes by 50%,” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, added.The Nassau cruise port welcomes 3.7 million passengers per annum.
Play ‘Em Josh Freeman: Freeman continues to be clutch, leading the Bucs to four fourth-quarter comebacks this season. Aside from that, Freeman is having an impressive fantasy year, with 1,533 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. This week, Freeman faces the Falcons, who allow 260 yards passing per game. Atlanta cornerback Dunta Robinson continues to battle a concussion, which should open the passing game for Freeman and Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan: Much like Freeman, I like the opposing quarterback, Matt Ryan. The Falcons are coming off a bye-week, so expect them to treat Week 9 like a playoff game. Ryan has yet to surpass 300 yards in a game but has thrown at least one touchdown pass in five straight games. Worth noting, Tampa Bay ranks 25th in the league in total yards allowed. Peyton Hillis: Hillis has scored a touchdown in six of the first seven games this season. This week, Hillis takes on a Patriots’ defense that allowed a total of 125 rushing yards and a touchdown to the Vikings last week. Hillis will continue to be the goal line back, despite sharing carries with Mike Bell. BenJarvus Green-Ellis: If you’re looking for a sleeper this week, consider the law firm. Green-Ellis had his best game against Minnesota with 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Green-Ellis is emerging as the primary back because of Fred Taylor’s toe injury. Consider Green-Ellis a solid No. 2 Fantasy running back this week. Mike Williams (TB): The most impressive rookie wide receiver has been Williams. Williams had a career day last week with 105 yards and a touchdown. It’s time to consider Williams a legitimate Fantasy wide receiver, as he is Tampa Bay’s go-to guy. Look for Williams to run past Atlanta’s secondary. Jacob Tamme: This is the first time I’m recommending a tight end. My reasons are Peyton Manning and Dallas Clark’s injury. Tamme filled in nicely on Monday Night with 64 yards and a touchdown. This week the Colts face the Eagles, who give up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Look for more success, because Manning makes everyone around him better. If you’re struggling with the tight end position, run to the waiver wire and claim Tamme. Bench ‘Em Matthew Stafford: Stafford was lights-out against Washington with 212 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. However, I’m benching him this week against of the Jets, who shut down Aaron Rodgers (7 Fantasy points) and the Packers last week. The Lions will get the same dose and expect Calvin Johnson to be stranded on Revis Island. Stafford’s shoulder and the Jets’ defense are a bad combination. Cedric Benson: Benson has been non-existent in the Bengals’ offense with 69 rushing yards last week. Benson hasn’t recorded a touchdown in four straight games and gets to face a Steelers’ defense that allows eight fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Bengals will look to pass, led by Terrell Owens. Jonathan Stewart: Stewart got a major boost in value after DeAngelo Williams was out but failed to produce. If Williams is out, Stewart will start, but not for your fantasy team. The Saints rank 16th in rushing yards allowed and are coming off a huge win against the Steelers. Stewart, at best, is a flex option in this matchup. Jahvid Best: Best has been struggling with that turf toe injury, and it showed last week against Washington, as he had 12 carries for 48 yards. This week, Best faces a Jets’ defense that allows 89 rushing yards per game. Best will continue to split carries with Kevin Smith, who is running well in limited action. Deion Branch: Although Branch has a tasty matchup against the Browns, I’m benching Branch. He had one great game since his return to New England but has slowed down because of a hamstring injury. Last week, Branch had one pass for 21 yards. Brady will continue to look for Brandon Tate downfield, and I expect Welker to break out of his slump.
Courtesy of MCTBuffalo Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich (15) directs his offensive line where to block against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, September 29, 2012. UConn defeated Buffalo, 24-17.The University of Buffalo football team came to Columbus last year to finish its 2012 football season, losing 21-7 to Bowling Green in a neutral game site at Crew Stadium. The Bulls are returning to Columbus this weekend to kick off their 2013 season, and they aren’t expecting to lose again.This time around, the Bulls will be playing Ohio State, as the two teams kick off their seasons at Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon. OSU will be starting its campaign for a second consecutive undefeated season under Urban Meyer’s second year as coach, while the Bulls are looking to improve on a 4-8 record from last year.Although the Buckeyes may be heavily favored to win, the Bulls aren’t backing down from their opponent.“Our thinking is go in and get a win,” said Buffalo senior linebackerKhalil Mack. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”The Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 the AP preseason poll, are expected to be among the top contenders for a college football National Championship this season. Sophomore quarterback Joe Licata, however, said the Bulls also come into this game with high expectations.“They have obviously very high expectations,” Licata said. “They want to play in the National Championship at the end of the year, but we have expectations too, we want to make a bowl game at the end of the year.”The Buckeyes are the highest-ranked opponent the Bulls have played since 2006, when they suffered a 38-7 loss to then-No. 2 Auburn. That said, Bulls coach Jeff Quinn said his team’s preparation will not change in response to the team’s opponent.“I prepare our football team the same way each and every week,” Quinn said during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “I don’t think we try to get too far ahead of ourselves. We know we’re playing one of the best football teams in the country.”If Buffalo is going to pull off the upset, they are going to have to hold Buckeyes junior quarterback and reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller in check.Quinn first saw Miller play while he was the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, while Miller was a freshman quarterback at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.“Even though he was a young high school freshman, I saw a lot of skills that I hadn’t seen in players that were juniors and seniors at that time,” Quinn said.Since then, Quinn said Miller has developed into “by far one of the best” players in college football.“We were the first ones to get in there and get our eyes on it and the more I’ve studied him, the more I think he’s a complete player,” Quinn said. “He can throw the ball, he can run the ball, he manages the offense. He’s making good quality decisions and this team really rallies behind him.”One of the players most responsible for bringing pressure on Miller will be Mack. A first-team All-MAC selection for the past two years, Mack’s 21 tackles for loss were the seventh-most in the Football Bowl Subdivision last year. He also holds Buffalo school records with 56 tackles for loss and 11 forced fumbles.Mack said what stands out with the Buckeyes offense is “how well they play together.”“They have a nice tempo offense,” Mack said. “They move fast, Braxton is fast, they complement each other, they complement his speed with the protection that they use. It’s a very disciplined team all around.”On the other side of the equation, Meyer has also been impressed by Mack. He said Monday that Mack is the second-best NFL draft prospect among outside linebackers in college football this season, and called him a “tremendous player.”“(Mack) would start for Ohio State and will be a very good NFL player,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference.The Bulls run a 3-4 defensive scheme, in which they employ Mack as a pass-rusher off the edge from the outside linebacker position. He is expected to match up primarily against Buckeyes redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, an NFL prospect in his own right who was named a captain for the Buckeyes earlier this week.“They got a good defense,” Mewhort said. “They throw some different looks at us and they do some different things, and that’s what we’ve been preparing for, so I’m excited to get out there.”Mack said he is excited for the opportunity to play against a top team and Mewhort and said he expects to take advantage of it.“Being able to go against some of the best competition, that’s more than I can ask for,” Mack said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge.”On the other side of the ball, the Bulls will be led by Licata, who replaced then-junior Alex Zordich as the Bulls’ starting quarterback during the team’s final four games of last season.In nine total games last season, Licata completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns, with three interceptions.Licata wants to prove himself further by leading the Bulls to a win Saturday.“You don’t go looking to have a moral victory, you go in to look to win the game,” Licata said. “If you have a moral victory, that means you lost the game.”Even if the Bulls do not win, however, Licata said it is more important that the team feels good about the way they play Saturday.“We need to just stay confident and keep pushing,” Licata said. “Things are going to go wrong at some point. That’s the game of football, that’s what happens. So when that one thing goes wrong, we can’t let it escalate and turn it two things or three things and get ourselves behind.”Although the Buckeyes will have eight new starters on their defense Saturday, Licata acknowledged that the Bulls offense will face a tough test.“I know that they’re very aggressive and they have a lot of great players,” Licata said. “They’re the most athletic team that we’ll face all year probably. There’s a reason why they were undefeated last year, and it started with their defense.”Licata will need help from some of the key players around him. Those key players include senior running back Branden Oliver, who has 2,514 career rushing yards and 18 career rushing touchdowns and senior wide receiver Alex Neutz, who caught 65 passes for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.Many of the Bulls are familiar with the Ohio. Thirteen players are natives, including sophomore punter Tyler Grassman, who played at Lincoln High School in Gahanna.Playing in Ohio Stadium, however, presents a different challenge for the Bulls. At a capacity of 102,329 people, Ohio Stadium is more than three times larger than Buffalo’s home stadium (29,013).Quinn said it is key for his team to “keep their poise and composure” as they deal with the road environment.“I know they’re going to be excited about being in that kind of environment,” Quinn said. “The energy is going to be outstanding. How you control and how you respond is going to be a big part of the beginning of that game. Be in the moment, focus on the process, staying very very locked in, trying to block out all that noise and that environment and just play football.”
Constantino: Video can be both a standalone and complement to traditional TV and print ads to increase reach and frequency, but also to influence engagement beyond an impression. Video executions allow consumers to interact with a brand and have more control over their experiences. These interactions can be tracked and measured, therefore they are more directly attributable to an ROI. We can identify specific KPIs to measure and optimize these campaigns, regardless of channel or format to drive the highest business impact for our clients. Late last November, there were major changes happening at Razorfish. Parent company Publicis merged it with another digital agency —SapitentNitro. And Constantino was promoted from media director of Razorfish to senior media director. Folio: caught up with Constantino to learn more about how she focuses on driving business outcomes and how communication goals sway her decisions. How does producing video content on behalf of clients you compare to traditional print and digital advertising? For Carly Constantino, senior media director at Razorfish, one thing is for sure: video gives consumers more control over how they interact with a brand. Folio: How are you able to tell a client’s story without sounding overly promotional? Folio: What kind of ROI is typically expected from video ads compared to traditional television and print ads? The communication goals we are trying to address become the basis for what ad formats we recommend for our clients. Video really allows us to tap into different aspects of the funnel to achieve different goals, therefore we are very aggressive in developing learning agendas for our clients to ensure we are continually learning and optimizing towards the right ad formats and placements that drive the biggest business impact. Folio: What are some of the deliverables video offers your clients? How can different formats (preroll, integration, mid roll, etc.) yield those results? Folio: How do you measure ROI? What KPIs do you watch closely? Constantino: Video opportunities are growing rapidly from a content perspective, as well as, in a variety of formats that better meet consumer preferences. Because of the vast options, there are appropriate buying models and formats to reach specific audiences, as well as, deliver against various KPIs. Depending on how you want to engage your audience will determine the success of your video buys (i.e.: high reach driving awareness, increasing engagement through rich media, direct call to actions to drive leads). At our core, we base everything on the consumer insights and a full funnel approach to our media strategy, planning, and optimization. Constantino: Our job as the media agency is to drive business impact. We work hard to develop KPI’s that we can measure and optimize against. While we might report out on standard metrics like video views, reach to target, or viewability, our primary focus is on driving a business outcome like leads or revenue. We work at the beginning of our engagements with a full funnel view and robust data science for each of our campaigns to understand the specific business goal. Then we build in a measurement plan that gives us the ability to understand the impact and optimize against it. Messaging and delivery can be highly promotional, more informative and educational, or simply for entertainment. We let our communications strategy drive the story we are trying to tell and rely on our media and creative strategy to deliver on that story. Carly Constantino: Every consumer faces challenges when it comes to fulfilling specific needs, whether personal or professional. Ultimately when it comes down to sharing a client’s story through creative, we really need to understand both the marketing goals of our clients, but also what resonates with consumer needs and expectations. With that, our focus is to build a communication plan that leverages the data we have about our consumers, understand the proper touchpoints, and deliver the right experience based on where they fall in the journey. We work closely with our clients to understand the consumer journey, outline communication goals that align with that journey, and then work with our creative teams to develop content experiences that deliver on those goals. Folio: How do you strike a balance between quality and scale with your clients’ budget? Constantino: Again, at the end of the day, our goal is to drive the business, so we need to be strategic about allocating media dollars and maximizing opportunity. We are in the mindset of constantly testing and improving, so part of our iterative process is to determine the right mix of partners, creative formats, and technology to deliver on both quality and scale. We are constantly looking at the trade-offs of higher quality, higher cost media with scale and efficiency, therefore our focus is on making sure we have high viewability, transparency of site lists, and control over all of our buys.
Facebook Twitter “Change” Came Today From Charlie Puth And James Taylor NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:21 pm Charlie Puth Wrote “See You Again” In 10 Minutes Love is the answer in this new hopeful duet between two natural balladeers — now will the world sing along?Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 26, 2018 – 2:31 pm On March 26 singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth released his song “Change” with legendary GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter James Taylor, calling for the world to accept love and change on “the day we know we’re all the same.” Born in 1991, Puth’s first successes came from self-posted YouTube videos that went viral. His pure emotions and vocal tones pushed several tracks onto the Billboard Hot 100 and his 2016 album, Nine Track Mind, finally delivered a full-length to devoted fans. Now, hear his latest single “Change.”The upcoming album that the track “Change” will appear on is called Voicenotes, named after Apple’s Voice Memo app that many songwriters rely on. Puth previously relied on it when he wrote and submitted a song demo for “See You Again” to the producers of Furious 7 for a tribute song to Paul Walker’s character in the movie franchise. In its final form, hardened by Wiz Khalifa’s rap, the song went to No. 1 and spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at that spot. Khalifa, Puth and “See You Again” were nominated at the 58th GRAMMY Awards for Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media. News While few talents have a No. 1 hit before they turn 20, and still fewer achieve the lasting success of a true folk icon, the unlikely pairing of Puth and Taylor couldn’t have come at a better time. We can be sure many will sympathize with the power of the song’s outlook’s simplicity — valuing love and treating all people as equals. While “Change” is sure to attract attention, it might put some listeners into a sugar coma. For others, “Change” will be heard and taken to heart as simple truth. Which way does it take you?Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Charlie Puth Releases “Change” With James Taylor change-came-today-charlie-puth-and-james-taylor
YouTube: MavixxxConspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts have long been alleging that extraterrestrial life is a reality, and series of UFO sightings that happen all across the world are proof of their existence. Adding heat to their seemingly outlandish claims, Mavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory channel, has now released a video clip that shows multiple flying vessels hovering in the skies of Poland.The video was apparently shot on May 26, and it shows a UFO fleet flying in a triangular formation. Interestingly, the video clip was shot in broad daylight, and the flying objects can be seen emanating light from their surface.The mysterious clip uploaded by Mavixxx has already gone viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 26,000 views. Most of the people who watched the video claimed that the UFO fleet might have visited the earth to monitor human activities. In the meantime, a section of users went ahead and claimed that these flying vessels could be alien scout ships. As per these conspiracy theorists, aliens from deep space used to send scout ships to other planets before they begin the invasion.”They are here! I have seen craft up close and can connect to them without a Laser! Nothing to fear from higher dimensional beings of love and light, you are being ruled by draconian race, it is coming to an END, nothing can stop what is about to happen,” commented Steve Dunkley, a YouTube user.”scary..The Month of May has the most recorded UFO sightings all over the world. It’s looks like they are really taking over, and who knows what’s next ?” commented Marcial Bonifacio, another YouTuber.However, skeptics dismissed the alien angle, and made it clear that the objects in the skies could be either balloons or drones. A few days back, a news report published in the New York Times had revealed that US Navy pilots had witnessed UFO sightings regularly from the summer of 2014 to March 2015. As per the Navy pilots, these flying objects had no visible engines, and they used to fly at hypersonic speeds.
Indian Supreme CourtIndia’s Supreme Court on Thursday heard a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of “triple talaq” and to know whether it was fundamental to Islam.”We are going to decide the validity of triple talaq,” said chief justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, heading a constitution bench.He asked the parties concerned to focus on whether triple talaq was fundamental to Islamic religion.The chief justice said that petitioners and respondents would address the court on whether triple talaq was an enforceable fundamental right.The bench sought suggestions on the broad parameters of the directions the court may issue while deciding the validity of triple talaq.Other judges on the constitution bench are justice Kurian Joseph, justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justice S Abdul Nazeer.The court said both sides would get two days each to argue their case. Thereafter, both sides would get a day each to submit rejoinders.Triple talaq is a practice under which a husband can verbally divorce his wife by uttering the word “talaq” thrice.This has been opposed by a section of the Muslim society while others say it cannot be changed as it is part of Muslim personal law.The Modi government wants triple talaq to go. The practice is not followed in many Muslim countries including Pakistan.