Group critical of proposed mine near Mount St Helens

first_imgA national environmental group has named a proposed copper mine 10 miles north of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument as one of 10 projects that put prospecting ahead of other activities on even the nation’s most revered public lands.The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Ten Treasures at Risk” report identifies Mount St. Helens along with the Grand Canyon and Yosemite national parks and Mount Rushmore National Monument as special areas at risk from the provisions of the 1872 Mining Law. The law, a legacy of 19th-century western expansion, gives mining companies free and open access to nearly 350 million acres of public lands. It allows mining companies, including those that are foreign-owned, to patent proven claims, converting subsurface rights to private ownership, and to take about $1 billion annually in high-value minerals from public lands without paying a royalty.Congress has repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to modernize the law, Pew said in unveiling its list, “but until the law is brought up to date, few good options exist for protecting such places as the Grand Canyon from hard-rock mining.”Pew said nearly 60 claims have been staked north of Mount St. Helens, most of them in 2004. Some are near the Green River and in national forest roadless areas; others are near holdings mining companies acquired from the federal government under the 1872 law.last_img read more

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Woman child hurt in crash west of BG

first_imgA woman and a child were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after a two-car collision on Northeast 219th Street, also known as state Highway 502, at 72nd Avenue, two miles west of Battle Ground.At 5:49 p.m., a car driven by Marsjon Grissom Zeigler, 19, of Vancouver was in a private driveway turning east onto 219th.A car driven by Clarissa J. Bowen, 48, of Battle Ground was headed west and hit the other car, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.Bowen was in the emergency department of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Tuesday night and her condition hadn’t yet been determined, a nursing supervisor said.She had a child in the car who suffered arm pain, but the child’s name and medical condition were not immediately available.Grissom Zeigler was ticketed for alleged failure to yield the right of way and driving with a suspended license, the bulletin said.last_img read more

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US says Taliban agrees to Afghanistan peace talks

first_imgENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the Taliban has agreed to participate in peace talks based in Qatar, a key step forward in the effort to jump-start a political resolution of the war in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. plans to withdraw troops.Officials said direct talks between U.S. officials and Taliban representatives could begin this week in Doha and would be followed soon after by a meeting between the Taliban and the High Peace Council, which will represent the Afghan government in the talks.The opening of the Qatar office has long been a goal of U.S. officials seeking to move forward a diplomatic process ahead of the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces next year. Officials expressed cautious optimism about the prospects of the negotiations, and stressed that U.S. will act as a “facilitator” in the process.“The core of the process is not going to be U.S.-Taliban talks,” said one senior official, who requested anonymity to discuss the matter ahead of a formal announcement. “The core of it is going to be negotiation among Afghans and the level of trust on both sides is, as one would expect, extremely low.”U.S. officials have long pushed for the opening of the office in Qatar as part of the push toward a diplomatic resolution to the war. But even as they announced the news, a bombing targeting a prominent politician in Kabul demonstrated the challenges ahead.last_img read more

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China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet

first_imgPhilippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte discussed the nation’s growing online gaming industry with Chinese leader Xi Jinping last Friday, but says no specific request for a complete ban on the industry was made.In a statement issued by the Department of Finance over the weekend, Dominguez said, “China respected the Philippines’ sovereignty over the government’s policy on gambling during President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting in Beijing.“The Chinese leader did not ask or request the Philippine Chief Executive to ban offshore gaming operations, which mostly employ Chinese nationals.”It had been suggested prior to last week’s meeting between the two leaders in Beijing that Xi would ask Duterte to put a complete stop to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry, with gaming regulator PAGCOR having already placed a moratorium on the issuance of new POGO licenses until at least the end of 2019.The moratorium follows a statement from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines in August expressing its concerns over the proposed transfer of Chinese workers employed by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) to self-contained hubs and warning against the illegal inducement of Chinese citizens to gamble either online or in Philippines land-based casinos.Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang poured fuel on the fire ahead of last week’s meeting between Xi and Duterte, stating, “We hope the Philippines will go further and ban all online gambling.” Geng described online gambling as “the most dangerous tumor in modern society detested by people all across the world.”While Domiguez said that Xi “applauded the moratorium on new licensees in the Philippines,” he added that “President Xi’s statement regarding POGO during his meeting with President Duterte was just a comment.”However, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo added that, at the very least, Duterte will “most likely study” the impact of shutting down the POGO scheme.“President Xi expressed appreciation for what we did in suspending new (POGO) applicants,” the Nikkei Asian Review reported Panelo as saying. “But he said they will appreciate it more if POGO will be eliminated or stopped.”The Philippines’ Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) announced last week that it has launched a study on behalf of the Monetary Board into the full economic impact of potentially shutting down the Philippines’ 60 licensed POGO operators, suggesting the industry is not safe just yet.PAGCOR has stated it expects to receive around Php8 billion in revenue from POGO operators in 2019, up from Php7.37 billion last year.The issue of online gaming operations in the Philippines comes just two weeks after Cambodia’s Prime Minister announced that the Kingdom would stop issuing new online gaming licenses and would not renew current licensed when they expire, placing a huge question mark over what the future looks like for towns such as Sihanoukville which has seen an explosion in casino development in recent years on the back of the online gaming industry.IAG understands that Cambodia’s online gaming licenses will all expire in January.last_img read more

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Government publishes draft gig economy bill

first_imgThe Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a draft bill setting out proposed legislation which, if passed, would assume ‘worker by default’ status for individuals working in the gig economy and entitle them to employment rights such as the national minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay.The draft bill proposes to close existing loopholes and clamp down on organisations that currently do not pay the national minimum wage and holiday pay by classing workers as independent contractors.According to its proposals, workers should not be faced with a choice between not working, or working for below minimum wage.It also recommends that:• The government should rule out introducing any legislation that would undermine the national minimum wage or national living wage.• The loophole that enables agency workers to be paid less than permanent employees doing the same job must be closed.• Organisations should either guarantee hours that reflect the periods worked each week, or compensate workers for uncertainty.These recommendations follow rulings in cases involving Uber drivers and Deliveroo riders, who feel they should be treated equally in terms of employment status and entitlement to employment rights such the receipt of holiday pay and the national minimum wage.Frank Field MP, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said: “The bill would put good business on a level playing field, not being undercut by bad business. It is time to close the loopholes that allow irresponsible [organisations] to underpay workers, avoid taxes and free ride on our welfare system.”Rachel Reeves MP, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, added: “Uber, Deliveroo and others like to bang the drum for the benefits of flexibility for their workforce but currently all the burden of this flexibility is picked up by taxpayers and workers. This must change.We say that [organisations] should pay higher wages when they are asking people to work extra hours or on zero-hours contracts.“Recent cases demonstrate a need for greater clarity in the law to protect workers. Responsible businesses deserve a level-playing field to compete, not a system which rewards unscrupulous businesses.”Helen Murphie, employment team partner at law firm Royds Withy King, said: “Making individuals ‘workers’ by default would be a significant change to the current law.  The new rules would provide protection to individuals who work flexibly and undoubtedly make it more difficult for businesses to exploit the system by relying on self-employed people to carry out work.“The bad news is that it will mean an additional financial burden for some businesses which have flexible workforces, which, in turn, may mean a hike in prices for the consumer. Businesses will also face additional administrative and financial costs if they are obliged to provide written statement of terms, obligations and rights to workers in the future.“It’s important for businesses that routinely rely on self-employed individuals to review the basis of their engagement, particularly in light of recent court cases which have found in favour of worker status. It’s inevitable that change is on its way.”last_img read more

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JohnnieU reviews The BFG

first_imgJohnnie-U needs to pick on someone his own size, because this time, Deco’s crazy critic is taking on the biggest star in any movie this weekend: the big, friendly giant in Disney’s “The BFG.”The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, is out now in theaters.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Bike worth more than 5000 stolen during test ride

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man stole a bike worth more than $5,000, Monday, from a Deerfield Beach bike shop.According to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, the man walked into Bicycle Generation near East Hillsboro Boulevard and Southeast 12th Avenue, at around 4 p.m. Saturday, and expressed interest in purchasing the high-performance racing bicycle.The man took the bike out for a test ride and never returned, according to the shop’s owner.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Piglets rescued from burning structure in the Everglades

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida organization answered the call to help 10 piglets and an adult pig after they were rescued from a structure that caught fire at a farm in Southwest Miami-Dade.The pigs have a safe new home for the holiday, thanks to members of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Miami-Dade Animal Services rescued the family from the flames earlier this week. The piglets, all in good condition, were taken to a ranch run by the SPCA.“A mother, 10 piglets, three of which are hers,” said South Florida SPCA spokesperson Laurie Waggoner. “We were called [Wednesday] by Animal Services to respond to a place that had a structural fire.” These little #piggies did NOT go to market, they went wee wee wee all the way home with us! They were saved from a structure fire in the 8.5/East #Everglades area today, safe with us now. We’re going to give this mom & her 10 babies the best Christmas ever! 🐷🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖 pic.twitter.com/py6zGbhvC9— South Florida SPCA (@HelpTheHorses) December 21, 2017Officials said that wasn’t the piglets’ only lucky break. “There was good probability that they were destined to be someone’s Christmas Eve pigs,” said Waggoner. “They are about the right size, so yesterday was their lucky day.” The flames weren’t the only thing on that farm that had officials heated. One man was arrested because, police said, that location was being used for cock fighting.Now that the animals have been removed, the rescue organization is out to make sure they remain safe, especially throughout the holiday season.“Our main focus right now is finding a place where they’re not going to end up on someone’s dinner plate,” said Waggoner.The ranch runs on donations. If you’d like to donate click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Accused child killer denied bond

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter has been denied bond.A judge ordered 27-year-old Denny Llopiz held without bond Tuesday morning for a first-degree murder charge.Miami Beach Police said Llopiz beat his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to death last Friday.Llopiz claimed he found the little girl unresponsive in the shower, but doctors discovered a number of external and internal injuries caused by blunt-force trauma.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Firefighters extinguish flames inside Miami Shores restaurant

first_imgMIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Shores restaurant has been left charred after a fire broke out.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to Sins Gastrobar, located in the area of Northeast 98th Street and Second Avenue, at around 9:10 p.m. Sunday.7News cameras captured employees working to clean up debris left behind from the flames Monday morning.According to rescue officials, there were no injuries reported.The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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15th Annual WOW Ride Raised Over 53000

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last Saturday, nearly 100 Kenai Peninsula residents gathered in the Caribou Hills for a day of snowmachine racing, auctions, and costumes as a way to raise funds to help local cancer patients For information on how to donate contact: Kathy Lopeman 398-4853. Email: lopemank@yahoo.com. The organization raises money with this annual ride to benefit local oncology patients and their families. Lopeman says donations are still rolling in and WOW will continue to accept them throughout the year, trying to reach their $120,000 goal. The annual event has raised over $1.4 million dollars. Kathy Lopeman, the WOW Lady:“Each and every cent that we raise goes directly to patients that can be used in an unrestricted grant to do anything that makes their life a little better.”  This weekend marked the 15th Annual Way Out Women’s Snowmachine Ride which raised over $53,000. This year the ride was dedicated to those who’ve lost the battle, who are fighting the battle, and those who are in remission.last_img read more

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Community Meetings In Cooper Landing And Sterling Today

first_imgThe meetings will be held simultaneously this Tuesday in Cooper Landing and Sterling. Because the same information will be presented at both meetings, the fire will broadcast the Cooper Landing meeting on Facebook Live at KPB Alerts. Representatives from the Swan Lake Fire and local agencies will be on hand to present information and answer questions. Both meetings will be held September 3, at 6 pm. The Cooper Landing meeting will be held at the Cooper Landing School and the Sterling Meeting will be held at the Sterling Community Center.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 will hold two community meetings to present information on the status of the Swan Lake Fire.last_img

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Playboy Plans Radical Changes to Print Model

first_imgDuring its quarterly earnings call Monday, Jerome Kern, Playboy Enterprises’ interim chairman and CEO, said the company is considering “radical changes” to its print business model. The publisher reported a $13.7 million net loss during the first quarter of 2009, compared to a $4.2 million loss during the same period in 2008. Revenues for the period were $61.8 million, down more than 20 percent from $78.5 million during the same period last year.The loss last quarter includes $8.7 million of impairment and restructuring charges. “We are beginning to see the results of the extensive restructuring and cost-reduction work that we began implementing in last year’s fourth quarter,” Kern said in a statement. “These initiatives allowed us to offset all but $1.4 million of the nearly $17 million revenue decline and led to improved margins in our TV and digital businesses, despite a lower revenue base.” Last October, Playboy eliminated 80 jobs and closed the company’s DVD business. Earlier this year the company combined its print and online editorial operations and closed down its New York office, moving it to Chicago. According to Kern, the company has reduced headcount by more than 25 percent and taken roughly $18 million in annual personnel-related costs out of the company.Print ‘A Key Focus of Attention’During the call, Kern said Playboy is considering “radical changes” of the print business model, including price increases, a frequency reduction and lowering its rate base of 2.6 million. The company said it would combine Playboy’sJuly and August issues into a double issue.Playboy’s combined print/digital group reported a segment loss of $3.6 million during the first quarter on $26.1 million in revenue—down 26 percent from the same period in 2008. Domestic print revenue was $13.5 million (down from $16.5 million during the first quarter last year) and digital revenue was $9.3 million (down from $15.2 million).The most significant factor in the loss was its outsourcing of e-commerce, the company said. “The publishing business remains a key focus of our attention,” Kern said. “Despite a first quarter that was weaker than last year … we believe the magazine’s bottom line will improve in 2009 versus last year. This performance is still not acceptable, however, and we expect to continue making changes that will lead to further improvements in the magazine’s financial results.”Through the first quarter, Playboy saw ad pages fall 22 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. The company said it expects to report a 39 percent decline print ad revenues during the second quarter compared to last year.Late last year, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s daughter, Christie Hefner, announced her resignation as chairman and CEO. During the call, Kern said the board of directors is meeting Wednesday and that he is “confident” a full-time CEO will be named this summer.Kern declined to comment when asked about internal disagreements over whom the company will select as its new chief executive.last_img read more

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Adobe Aiming to Be the App Fulfillment Middle Man

first_imgFrom there, the DPS Distribution Service enables the weekly or monthly delivery to the device. In this case, Adobe essentially becomes Conde’s app fulfillment provider.But in case you’re wondering where a publisher’s customary fulfillment company comes in, Adobe says its enterprise edition of the DPS integrates with a third-party provider’s subscriber database to link up existing print subscribers and the all-important print/digital bundling capabilities that publishers are offering. Coinciding with the recent news that Conde Nast is the latest publisher to come to an agreement with Apple to offer subscription capabilities for its magazine apps, Adobe separately revealed a little bit more about how it actually helps facilitate those subs.Interestingly, Apple simply conducts the payment transaction, but it’s Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite that handles the subscription infrastructure. Conde Nast had partnered with Adobe back when it launched Wired as its first magazine app.On Adobe’s Digital Publishing blog, a Monday post notes that the company’s Digital Publishing Suite provides the interface through which customers activate their subscriptions for the Conde apps. The Digital Publishing Suite’s eCommerce component links with the App Store to facilitate the transaction, with Apple clearing the payment.center_img Much of the fulfillment aspects of DPS are handled via its Viewer Builder Service component. Its current version allows publishers to set up to five different commerce interfaces: a singe app that hosted at the app store; a library of files that are hosted via Adobe servers; a multi-product interface that enables bundled sub offers; a payment interface that allows subscription payments via the app store or through a publisher’s own system; and the ability to access a content library hosted via Adobe, but paid for via Apple’s subscription service.last_img read more

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Source Interlinks Hot Rod Brand Relaunches

first_img“We’re thinking about entertainment more than anything else,” says Freiburger. “I need to give people what they can’t get on the Internet. That means leveraging my access and my budget and my people to have readers say, at least once per issue, ‘I can’t believe they did that.’”To support this brand relaunch, the company hired two new staffers, including an executive editor to manage logistics. “That’s huge for me because I can focus more on the creative,” says Freiburger, who adds that his current edit staff of seven is larger than the staff of five when he started with the magazine in 1991. Building to its 65th anniversary next year, Source Interlink’s Hot Rod brand readies a comprehensive relaunch across print, online, video and social media, including a 40-50 percent editorial page increase for the magazine.Starting with its September issue, which drops in July, the print product will contain 125 edit pages. The brand’s long-held tagline, “Where it all began,” will extend to include, “Where it’s all going”—a move that emphasizes its push on “what’s happening in the future, instead of dwelling on what happened in the past,” says editor-in-chief David Freiburger.Content across all of its products—two shows on sister brand Motortrend’s YouTube channel, its redesigned website, its “Then and Now” iPad app, its licensed Hot Rod Live Radio, and its Hot Rod TV program on the Speed Channel—will refocus on being “bigger, better, faster, louder.”An example is Freiburger’s recent 200-miles-per-hour test drive of a 2012 Chevy Camaro with performance modifications. “The marketplace for late model performance cars is younger,” Freiburger says. “We haven’t had the relevance there that we should have.” The test drive was captured in a video on Hot Rod’s site, blasted out as news and will be featured in print.last_img read more

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Penton Set to Roll Out New Agriculture Division

first_imgThere were 18 layoffs associated with the closures. Beyond that, the finance department had also been consolidated into Penton’s New York offices. Penton’s Farm Industry News will be relaunched with a dedicated focus on agriculture production technology. “It’s not going to be as horizontal,” says Bagan. “There’s no way you can handle the complexities of the ag market in a horizontal way, it’s too dynamic.”See Also: Penton CEO David Kieselstein On the Farm Progress DealGoing forward Forrest Laws and Willie Vogt will head up editorial for the group and Greg Frey and Don Tourte will lead the sales operation. In both cases, management is a combination of Farm Progress and Penton leadership.Bagan also noted that the audience development team has been unifying the customer and product data into a single database. “The audience development folks mashed the two big databases together and the overlap wasn’t as much as we assumed early on.” he says. Penton will be officially unveiling the merged division in mid-April at the National Agri-Marketing Association conference, an event specifically for the ag industry’s brand marketers. Bagan says the event’s density of marketing customers, as well as the kick-off of the media planning season for ag, was a primary reason for the introduction. Last November, Penton acquired agriculture media company Farm Progress for $80 million. The deal combined 22 brands from Farm Progress with the six in Penton’s ag group. Five months later a picture is emerging of how the operation will look going forward. According to Dan Bagan, Penton senior vice president for Agriculture, Food and Restaurants, who’s heading up the ag division, the deal was originally done because there was little overlap between the companies. “That was the attractive thing about it,” he says. Nevertheless, as happens with any acquisition that combines brands that serve the same market, there are some redundancies. Penton and Farm Progress both take a regional approach to their ag coverage and the south was one area where some cuts needed to be made. Bagan says the Penton brands were the stronger of the two in that region and five Farm Progress titles were shut down—Carolina-Virginia Farmer, Southern Farmer, Mid-South Farmer, The Farmer-Stockman and California Farmer.  last_img read more

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Around Town Army Falls Short of Target End Strength President to Sign

first_imgThe Army failed to meets in end-of-the-year target for active-duty end strength as a healthy job market prevented the service from adding 7,500 soldiers to reach 483,500 by the end of fiscal 2018. As a result, the Army’s active-duty end strength remains at 476,000, unchanged from one year ago, reports Army Times. The FY 2019 defense authorization bill calls for the service to increase its active end strength by an additional 4,000 troops to reach 487,500. … House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said on Tuesday he does not expect President Trump to veto the fiscal 2019 defense and labor-HHS-education spending package the House is scheduled to adopt before the end of the week. “He’s frustrated about the wall, but a central thrust that he has been completely consistent on from the beginning of his presidency is to rebuild the military,” Thornberry said, reported CQ.Army photo by Mike Scheck Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Streaming With Siri Radio App On Apple WatchOS 41

first_img Apple WatchOS 4.1 Puts Streaming On Your Wrist streaming-siri-radio-app-apple-watchos-41 Prev Next Nothing Virtual About MelodyVR’s New $10 Million 11 Music Apps Every Artist Needs 10 Tips To Create A Great Music Website Streaming With Siri, Radio App On Apple WatchOS 4.1 Nothing Virtual About MelodyVR’s New $10 Million More Music & Technology OS update designed with more musical engagement in mind as Siri syncs streaming to your moods and requestsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 26, 2017 – 11:53 am According to Cnet News, the upcoming software update Apple WatchOS 4.1 will deliver redesigned musical engagement to your wrist once it becomes available later this month. Music streaming with the Apple Watch Radio App will give America new motivation to ensure their speech has the clarity virtual assistant Siri needs to go searching for new requests.Because gear and services in the Apple ecosystem are mutually enhancing, best results will be enjoyed by iPhone owners who have built an iCloud Music Library for themselves, sync their iPhone with their Watch, and can take advantage of Wi-Fi or LTE data connections. Cnet editors considered the battery life adequate for a day’s casual usage or to get through a workout before recharging. Should You Be Using Musical.ly? Facebook Samsung Gear VRPhoto: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images Should You Be Using Musical.ly? News 11 Music Apps Every Artist Needs 10 Tips To Create A Great Music Website Music’s Biggest Tech Innovations Of 2017 (So Far) Music’s Biggest Tech Innovations Of 2017 (So Far)center_img Concerts & Tech: Inside The Future Of Live Music Should You Be Using Musical.ly? Twitter Email Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images Because users cannot type on their Watch, the choice is to either navigate using their iPhone or to count on Siri. The Music App grants library access but Siri uses the streaming Radio App for playback. The editors suggested users will want to set up shortcuts to both apps. The Radio App can access whatever is on the air from CBS Radio, ESPN or NPR as well as Apple’s own Beats One music station.The tech experts at Cnet are accustomed to navigating gear that does new things and they present useful tips, but public adoption has shown training is not a prerequisite before jumping in. Waiting for WatchOS 4.1’s public release is required, however, for now. But soon Siri will be hard at work, analyzing the moods and favorites of upgraded Apple Watch users whose musical engagement is hopefully more intuitive than ever. Although Siri cannot actually jump to conclusions, the A.I. can keep track of every preference and detail to match music tracks with moments in a way that should soon seem more intuitive as well.Apple, General Electric: What’s Their Common GRAMMY Link? Nothing Virtual About MelodyVR’s New $10 Million 11 Music Apps Every Artist Needs Music’s Biggest Tech Innovations Of 2017 (So Far) Music Apps Concerts & Tech: Inside The Future Of Live Music Music Apps Concerts & Tech: Inside The Future Of Live Music Samsung Gear VRPhoto: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Music Apps Samsung Gear VRPhoto: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP 10 Tips To Create A Great Music Website Read morelast_img read more

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Korg Gadget Coming To Nintendo Switch In Spring

first_img Email Korg Gadget On Nintendo Switch? Sweet Gear! korg-gadget-coming-nintendo-switch-spring Music production will get a liberating “Game on!” feel as Korg ports its successful Gadget app to Nintendo’s console/mobile-hybrid SwitchPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2017 – 1:27 pm Nintendo Switch is looking to be the game gear company’s best-seller this decade, and fingers are twitching as news rolled out that Korg is optimizing its Gadget music production software to play on the Switch device — a combined home console and mobile platform with multiple configurations.Nintendo has been one of the most influential companies in the history of electronic game gear, and Korg’s long-standing place atop electronic music gear is shared with few companies besides Roland. The microsite for Korg Gadget for Nintendo Switch, with game developer Detune, creates sensibly high expectations that its Spring 2018 launch cannot come soon enough. Korg Gadget has held its own in the world of iOS music software, but anticipating its finger-friendly optimizations for Switch has musicians really looking ahead.While Apple iPhone set the pace for convergence and Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation kicked the game console into a new high gear, gamers want all they can get in the fast-twitched immersive engagement that’s breaking records for eSports viewership. Between Nintendo’s handheld smarts and Korg’s legendary synth workstation chops, “Game on!” for making multitrack music creation into the new game in town. Are your fingers twitching yet?11 Music Apps Every Artist NeedsRead more Facebook Twitter News Korg Gadget Coming To Nintendo Switch In Spring last_img read more

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Soccer Song Nicky Jam Will Smith Live It Up For FIFA World

first_img Email It’s time to get pumped up for the other football with electronica raps for 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 25, 2018 – 1:09 pm On May 25, Puerto Rican reggaetón artist and Latin GRAMMY winner Nicky Jam released the official song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, “Live It Up” featuring Will Smith and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi with production by Diplo.This collaboration is backed by some serious GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning power. Jam earned a Latin GRAMMY win for Best Urban Performance for 2015’s “El Perdón” with Enrique Iglesias. It came in third among the longest-running Hot Latin Songs on Billboard’s charts.Jam released his album Fénix in 2017 and received Latin GRAMMY nominations, including Album Of The Year and both Best Urban Song and Best Urban/Fusion Performance for its track “El Amante.” The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, breaking into the Billboard 200 at No. 28.For the chart week ending May 26, 2018, Nicky Jam is in the Hot 100’s Top 50 for the first time, twice, thanks to “X” with Latin GRAMMY winner J Balvin and “Te Bote” with Bad Bunny, Darell, Nio Garcia, Casper Magico, and Ozuna. With four GRAMMY wins, Smith has had careers in music, movies and television that shaped the arc of hip-hop and distinguish major periods in people’s lives. In 2017 his buddy-cop, sci-fi Netflix film Bright reminded audiences why they consistently look forward to what he does next.Albanian Istrefi is an electronica and rap singer whose 2015 single “Bon Bon” brought her to international awareness. Multiple GRAMMY winner Diplo is a producer, DJ and artist who continues to explore the sonic worlds of electronica in new ways, to the delight of millions.”Live It Up” is definitely going to pump up world audiences for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, as Diplo filters reggaetón into a Latin fusion bounce that almost brings thoughts of summer, but first it’s pumping up the appetite for World Cup soccer, coming in just a few weeks. Fútbol!Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more News Twitter Facebook center_img 🎧The Official Song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been released! 🙌Listen to ‘Live It Up’ by @NickyJamPR, Will Smith and @strefie, produced by @Diplo, now! 👇https://t.co/cgwhtk4Mdo pic.twitter.com/J5A72sjgH9— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) May 25, 2018 https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/999937561211621376 Soccer Song: Nicky Jam, Will Smith “Live It Up” For FIFA World Cup World Cup Soccer Song With Nicky Jam, Will Smith soccer-song-nicky-jam-will-smith-live-it-fifa-world-cuplast_img read more

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