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SANTA CLARA — Marquise Goodwin is “praying for the best” now that former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick can work out in front of an NFL-arranged audience Saturday in Atlanta.“That’s dope, man. That’s cool,” Goodwin said Wednesday at his locker. “I know for sure he wants to play ball.”Kaepernick’s last play in the NFL came way back in the 2016 49ers’ season finale, and his final snap resulted in a 9-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek, with 5:42 remaining in a 25-23 home loss to the …
Ten years ago, Napster revolutionized commercial music by – we’re all grownups, let’s call a spade a spade – democratizing piracy.Without doubt, consumers in 1999 needed better access to music. They needed the opportunity to preview full tracks, to pick and choose songs from an album and to have instant gratification through online downloads. And 10 years later, consumers still have all those lovely perks. Napster ate it (thanks, Metallica!), but Kazaa sprang from its ashes. Then there was Limewire and its cadre. Due props to Apple for monetizing the system as it stood when the iTunes store came on the scene, but users are now ridiculously entitled about what kinds of readily available (a.k.a. easily stolen) files they are willing to pay for and their justifications for stealing media. Yet musicians, as much as they’ve tried to adapt, are still getting screwed by the Internet and their fans. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!Napster CEO Says Consumers Needed Free Music, ControlOn the Napster blog CEO, Chris Gorog, wrote yesterday, “The original Napster hadn’t thought through how to protect artists’ rights… Napster was about putting the control into consumers’ hands so they could find virtually any song they could think of.”That kind of thinking makes me twitch. I love users. I am a user. And yes, I’ve illegally downloaded my fair share of tunes over the years. (Sorry, Journey, but the road trip karaoke sessions would’ve been meaningless without “Don’t Stop Believing”.)However, consumers neither need nor deserve control over content they did not create.Illegal downloads have been said by many to stimulate sales; the Radiohead album Kid A is often cited as a case in point. But when users are downloading media as a substitute for actually purchasing it, the paradigm hurts musicians far more than it helps. I would venture to speculate that in P2P ecosystems, users get the glory and commercial musicians get the hard knocks. Users have dozens of ways – P2P, YouTube, a bajillion file-sharing sites – to share music that profit the musicians themselves little or not at all.But where are the online tool kits for the thousands of working musicians – often independent of record labels’ heavy duty promotional machines – who live and die by their ability to promote and sell their songs?Napster introduced a single-edged paradigm: free content for users at musicians’ and labels’ expense.What has the Internet done for musicians and labels lately?Napster Worked Actively Against Musicians, and No One Worked (Well) With ThemNapster spent the first part of this decade showing complete disregard for the promotional and sales needs and wants of musicians. Can you imagine what the musical online landscape would look like if they had seen the copyright wars as an opportunity rather than a legal problem? What would have happened if they had invested that time and money in creating a workable solution for getting users to pay for content? If they’d worked with bands to create and market non-audio, extracurricular content for fans? If they’d been creative instead of passive-aggressively litigious?Here’s what happened to musicians working online since 1999: MySpace.MySpace, a tragic tale of clunky interfaces, slow fan-finding, spammy marketing tools, confusing events organization, bad media players and no revenue.While consumers were rejoicing in the newfound glut of free tracks, working musicians (as distinguished from lolling-about-in-the-Playboy-Mansion-grotto musicians), especially the independent ones, had to struggle with the most time-consuming, noisy promotional channel possible. And when a challenger sprung up (Facebook, duh) to take that channel’s place, the musicians were homeless because the challenger included no music-related tools.What’s the Future Look Like from the Napster P.O.V.?Currently, our musician friends are struggling to craft cohesive online marketing and sales strategies from a patchwork of odds and ends.And Napster?Gorog examines the current landscape of a la carte online music stores (such as iTunes) and streaming media sites (such as Pandora), concluding, “No service has cracked the nut and figured out how to create a profitable business model.” What’s his company’s solution? “With Napster’s new offering introduced on May 18, we believe we bring the best of both worlds together. Five bucks each month gets you 5 MP3s” plus streaming audio.Let us introduce a long, thoughtful pause in honor of Napster’s $5-for-5 subscription plan, which is as unoriginal as it is a bad deal. It’s a mashup of two models that Gorgog just stated didn’t work, and when compared to Emusic‘s and other sites’ subscription plans (about $12 a month gets you about 30 MP3s) and Last.fm/Imeem/Pandora’s free streaming offerings, it seems very financially stupid – especially considering that Napster introduced the now commonly held expectation that all this media should be free. Gorog states he sees a future of subscription plans for unlimited, on-demand music. But again, this is a probably not a paradigm that will profit bands.It used to be that record labels were in charge of screwing musicians over (click the link for a classic article by producer Steve Albini). Now, that task has passed to the fans themselves, with special thanks to the developers who focus on illegal file-sharing over usable platforms for musicians and consumers alike.In the coming days, we’d like to address the concerns of and online tools for working/commercial musicians. We’re aware of a few good ones, but we encourage you brilliant RWW commenter-types to leave your thoughts – and pointers to musician-friendly startups – below. We’ve got a cabal of techie-musician-hybrid dudes just waiting to beta test them. Tags:#2009 Redux#web#Year in Review Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Read Next “It’s back to work in the semifinals,” Dillinger added. But the euphoria should be short-lived as the Bolts are facing a big possibility of missing import Allen Durham when they face the Hotshots on Sunday at the start of their best-of-five semifinal duel.“That’s going to be tough particularly if AD (Durham) can’t play 100 percent,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of his reinforcement, who sprained his ankle late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlack said they have no immediate plans in case Durham can’t play at all.Black said that compared to the Elite, who relied heavily on import Henry Walker, the Hotshots “got a lot of players who can score.” “Locals contribute a lot in the game,” he said. “It’s a different animal for us.” View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Blackwater’s Henry Walker gestures after a play against Meralco. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonOrder is restored.Top seed Meralco avoided a major power interruption by frustrating upset-minded Blackwater, 104-96, Thursday night and arranging a semifinal duel with the Star Hotshots in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cone: We still have work to do Walker unloaded 27 points in the first half as Blackwater threatened to nullify Meralco’s twice-to-beat advantage and become only the fourth eighth-seed team to upset the No. 1 squad.But Meralco put the reliable, all-purpose veteran Ranidel de Ocampo on the former New York Knicks player and managed to slow him down with just seven points in the final half.That paved the way for the Bolts’ charge, which was anchored on Baser Amer, who finished with a career-high 31 points, and Jared Dillinger, who threw down five three-pointers.“We showed a lot of heart,” said Black. “For a while there we couldn’t do anything right and we’re like floating in the water. But we remained as calm as possible.”Dillinger, who made all his points from the three-point range, said “it’s very bizarre now that it all depends on how AD is feeling.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Oh, Namajunas has the belt in the suburban Denver home she shares with fiancee and training partner, Pat Barry. It’s in her closet.“It’s got an energy to it, you know? We want to make sure we don’t too wrapped up in it,” she said. “But we’ll shine it up. Give it some love.”Namajunas has felt nothing but love since winning a title on a card that fans, starting with UFC President Dana White, widely called one of the best in the company’s 25-year history. Namajunas, T.J. Dillashaw and Georges St. Pierre all won belts as challengers.“The UFC in general, we’ve been in kind of a weird spot lately,” she said. “That card is something that doesn’t come by very often. We haven’t seen a card like that in a really long time and it was something special to remember.”UFC has spent the year craving a new box office star that can carry the promotion into 2018 and beyond while stalwarts Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor and Jon Jones are on the bench. UFC’s promotional push had been all-in on Jedrzejczyk, the Polish fighter who was a win away from matching Rousey with six straight title defenses.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals Namajunas, who said she earned the nickname “Thug” as a kid from one of her neighbors, used her post-fight interview to preach kindness.“This was the fight I had been fighting for,” she said. “Yes, the belt is a goal. But in this fight in particular, I wasn’t fighting for the belt but the bigger picture. Ever since I lost to (Karolina Kowalkiewicz), I decided I wanted to change the world.”Namajunas has said she was a victim of abuse and violence in a childhood complicated by watching her father suffer from schizophrenia. She also spoke out against the toxic atmosphere she found early in her MMA training at Roufusport. As Namajunas takes a turn trying to steer the women’s division into the future, she hoped she could serve as role model for someone looking for a voice.“Of course I want to leave things, especially negative things, in the past,” she said. “But if it can help somebody overcome something, then I want to make sure it ends up on a positive note. I don’t want to dwell on negative things.”The big negative in New York? Someone played the wrong walkout song. She requested “Sweet Freedom” by Michael McDonald.“They played some Oasis song or something,” Barry said.“It was definitely not my type of music,” Namajunas said.Namajunas planned to take some time off headed into the holidays and had no contender or timeframe in mind for her first title defense.She just knows that next time, everyone will be watching for her. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “When they asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, in kindergarten I always said I wanted to be a farmer,” she said.She’ll have to settle for the baddest woman in UFC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNamajunas plowed through her competitors and landed in the biggest garden of ’em all — Madison Square Garden, and in the fight of her life at UFC 217. She left Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a battered heap and walked out the 115-pound UFC strawweight champion. With a buzzcut and steely determination that made a hybrid of some sort of Ripley meets Eleven sci-fi character, Namajunas dominated in a flash and thrust herself into the conversation as the new face of UFC.“I was the talk of the town that night,” she said. “I’ve always felt that I was a star. I always knew that I am a star. The only thing that was missing was the belt.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Namajunas is used to taking the shine off UFC’s brightest female stars.Paige VanZant’s rise into championship contention was chopped when Namajunas choked her out in 2015.Michelle Waterson was pegged as the next one until Namajunas choked her out, too, in April.And Jedrzejczyk?She was never a factor in their fight. Namajunas dropped her early in the first round with a big right hand, finished off a combination with a vicious left and pounced on a fallen Jedrzejczyk to finish her off.The MSG crowd that was solidly behind Jedrzejczyk during the walk to the cage roared with cheers when Namajunas won. Namajunas choked back tears as White placed the championship belt on her shoulder.“I make my environment what I want it to be,” Namajunas said. “I went to her castle where she felt comfortable, where she wanted to be in New York City and I took it from her.”UFC announcer Joe Rogan said a superstar was born in New York.“I hope the UFC realizes, and I think they do, that’s a … star. That’s a real star,” he said this week on his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “She’s a genuinely nice person. When you look like her and you’re 115 pounds and you’re a woman and you (mess) up the Boogeyman, yeah, crowds are going to gravitate to that. If she doesn’t become as a big a star as any other woman in MMA, I would be stunned.”Namajunas said that as champ, she wants to skip the brash trash talk that shot McGregor to mainstream stardom and has been imitated throughout UFC, including by the champions Jedrzejczyk, Michael Bisping and Cody Garbrandt, who all lost at UFC 217. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Rose Namajunas is announced before fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, in a women’s strawweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217 Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in New York. Namajunas won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Rose Namajunas posed with a UFC championship belt around her waist and a tomato plucked from her garden in her hands.Namajunas has always had a bit of a green thumb, a labor of love passed on from her mother who could make strawberries blossom even in a tiny patch of yard in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments
In awarding TSR contract for CWG 2010 to his favoured company, sacked OC chairman and seven-time MP Suresh Kalmadi disregarded the directions of the Centre for transperancy, CBI has said in its chargesheet.In its first chargesheet filed against Kalmadi, 67, and ten others, CBI has said OC former Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, Kalmadi’s confidant and co-accused had in pursuance of the Centre’s direction for transparency directed issuance of a note with an Expression of Interest for TSR suggesting that the eligibility criteria for the TSR bidders was approved by the Ministry of Sports.The Centre had sanctioned a grant of Rs 45 crore for the TSR system and directed for transparency in its contract.”Investigation has revealed that there was no approval of the government in respect of criteria/contents for eligibility criteria,” the chargesheet said.Investigation shows that disregarding the directions of the government for transperancy and in furtherance of the conspiracy to favour Swiss Timing, on the directions of Lalit Bhanot, a note was initiated on March 21, 2009, enclosing an EoI for TSR.”This note stated … the contents to be placed on the website as approved by the Ministry of Sports are enclosed. It is for approval and instruction to the concerned officer to place the matter on the website of OC,” CBI said in its charge sheet.”The government nomineees raised the issue of lack of clarity regarding the criteria adopted by the expert committee in short lising only certain brands. Investigation has revealed that Kalmadi fradulently stated that the recommendations were finalised in consultation with the international federations,” the probe agency said.advertisement
The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).The evening begins with cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families.The second annual Night of a Thousand Genders will be hosted by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and The City”) and will feature performances by Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), American Singer/Songwriter Joe Stevens (“Last Man Standing”), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), and Youth Pride Chorus, with Music Direction by Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne.The first annual Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project Family Award will be given to the Jazz Jennings Family. By opening up to media, Jazz Jennings and her family were among the first families to raise public awareness about the lives and needs of gender expansive youth and their communities. The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is honoring the amazing and proud mother, father and siblings who have fought to keep Jazz safe, happy and thriving.The first annual Community Award will be given to the Central Park East 2 Middle School. Over the past year, CPE2 has collaborated with The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, focusing on inclusivity in the classroom. They have developed gender inclusivity curriculum and policies in a continuation of their anti-bullying efforts and dedication to the well being of each child.The event is sponsored by the Ackerman Institute for the Family and by Honorary Chairs, Academy and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin) and award-winning author Kate Bornstein (“Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us” ). The event Co-Chairs are Jane Miller Rennert, Jeremy Matz, and Christopher Scott.A Night of a Thousand Genders begins with cocktails at 6:00PM followed by the benefit performance beginning at approximately 7:00PM. Following the event there will be an After Party in the Library at the Public Theatre with music by Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner). All proceeds from this annual event will support The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s mission to raise awareness about the critical need for more services supporting families of gender expansive youth, at home and in schools, as well as expanding its staff and scope of services in the greater New York area and beyond.“We are extremely excited and grateful for the support of Cynthia Nixon and the talented performers for this event,” said Jean Malpas, Director, Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project. “Ms. Nixon is a fierce and articulate advocate for a more inclusive world. We are deeply grateful that she has chosen to lend her voice to our crucial message: Acceptance is Protection.“‘Acceptance is Protection’ is The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s beacon and we are dedicated to spread acceptance, and therefore protection, and celebrate our transgender and gender expensive youth. We are on the ground working together with families, caregivers, schools, communities and professionals to translate this message of acceptance into an everyday reality. Our program has expanded quickly and dramatically to respond to the significant needs for family services. We welcome our growing community and look forward to creating the safe and gender inclusive environments all children and adolescents need.”Find out more here.
OAKVILLE, Ont. – An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to develop Glen Abbey golf course amid efforts to designate the property as a “significant cultural heritage landscape.”Jane Courtemanche, a spokeswoman for the Town of Oakville, says council on Wednesday refused a development application by Glen Abbey owner ClubLink to develop the lands.The council voted in August in favour of proceeding with a notice of intention to designate the Glen Abbey property as significant cultural heritage landscape under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.This notice, also filed in August, is the first of a number of steps the Town of Oakville needs to take before the designation is finalized.ClubLink’s development plan proposed construction of 141 detached homes, 299 townhomes, 2,782 apartments, retail and office space, as well as parks, open space and natural heritage areas.The ClubLink property is home to the Glen Abbey golf course and buildings, including an estate leased by Golf Canada that houses the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. The golf course has hosted the Canadian Open 28 times.ClubLink may appeal the town’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board, Courtemanche added.The rejection comes days after ClubLink sent a letter notifying Oakville town council of a separate application to demolish or remove the golf course. ClubLink said Monday it notified the Town of Oakville of an application to demolish or remove the golf course and some buildings to make way for a mix of homes, offices and stores. The RayDor Estate House, home to the golf museum would be among the buildings that would remain, it said.Oakville will meet with ClubLink in the “near future” to begin the process of this separate application for demolition, Courtemanche said Thursday.ClubLink has criticized the town’s heritage efforts calling it “broad and overreaching.”“The Town simply cannot use the Heritage Act to mandate land use,” Clublink said in a statement on Monday.The council gave parties who disagreed with its intent to designate Glen Abbey a heritage site until Sept. 25 to file an objection. ClubLink did not file an objection, however, Courtemanche said Thursday that someone else has.The town will review the objection and if it meets the criteria it will forward it to the Conservation Review Board, which will then issue recommendations to Oakville’s town council as to whether it is warranted, Courtemanche said in an emailed statement.She added that if after receiving the board’s report Oakville’s town council decides to proceed, the next step would be to pass a by-law to designate Glen Abbey as a significant heritage cultural landscape.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously reported that the Town of Oakville had granted Glen Abbey heritage status.
She is described as aboriginal, 101 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes and 5’1″.If you have any information to share about this missing person, contact the RCMP at 250-784-3700 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are just now asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 15-year-old.In a press release early Tuesday, the RCMP said Nitasha Chowace was reported missing to the Dawson Creek RCMP on October 22 when she failed to return home for her curfew.The RCMP say Chowace has been in sporadic contact with family only via social media. However, she has failed to return home or provide any information as to her whereabouts.