13 days agoWatford midfielder Chalobah seeks to help crocked Crichlow

first_imgWatford midfielder Chalobah seeks to help crocked Crichlowby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is helping one of the club’s injured Under-23 players by offering him accommodation and transport.Kane Crichlow, who joined Watford from AFC Wimbledon on a two-year contract in the summer, suffered a broken ankle in first-team training last month after going in for a tackle with defender Daryl Janmaat.The London Evening Standard says Chalobah is aware that Crichlow is far from his home in Bermuda so has invited him to stay with him in Hertfordshire, while the midfielder has also been providing the youngster with lifts to training.Chalobah is also able to offer support when it comes to recovering from long-term injuries after damaging his knee cap two years ago. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

WildAid To Celebrate StarStudded 2018 Gala

first_imgWildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced today that it will honor actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Danai Gurira as this year’s Wildlife Champions at its annual fundraising gala on Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.Tickets and tables for the charitable evening celebrating progress in the protection of endangered species and marine habitats are available now. This year’s event will highlight WildAid’s successful collaboration with China to reduce the demand for illicit wildlife products, including China’s landmark decision to ban ivory in December 2017.With sponsors including Bentley Heritage, “An Evening in China” will feature musical entertainment by 16-time Grammy-award winner David Foster, as well as captivating performances from The Cirque. Guests will enjoy a vegetarian meal specially curated by celebrity Master Chef Martin Yan following a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Attendees will also participate in a silent auction and live appeal offering luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.Howard and Gurira recently partnered with WildAid to release PSAs in support of saving rhinos from poaching with the poignant and hard-hitting message that it is up to humans to protect them because “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”WildAid produces impactful, Hollywood-quality public service announcements for a fraction of the cost and distributes them to millions of viewers a week through extensive pro bono and earned media placements. In September, WildAid released a new report showing a dramatic decline in rhino horn prices (70 percent); and in recent years, shark fin consumption in China has gone down by 80 percent.WildAid works with high profile ambassadors including HRH Prince William, Lupita Nyong’o, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Branson, Danai Gurira, Bo Derek, Josh Duhamel, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming and many more.Past Gala Attendees include Josh Duhamel, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Yao Ming, Fergie, Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott, Chevy Chase, Jared Leto, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Michael Cudlitz, Larry King, Hayden Panettiere and others.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

Deadpool 2s Zazie Beetz Mourns Loss of Stunt Double Joi SJ Harris

first_img Twitter According to Entertainment Weekly, Harris is thought to be the stunt double for Beetz. A woman donning the costume for the mutant Domino was spotted on a black Ducati motorcycle in the area for a sequence days earlier.Harris, known as the first African-American female road racer, died Monday morning on the set of the superhero sequel. It was her first job as a stuntwoman.Witnesses told the Vancouver Sun that Harris lost control of her bike during a stunt, jumped a curb and crashed through a plate-glass window at Shaw Tower. Police said she died at the scene. Deadline reported that she was not wearing a helmet during the scene because her character does not wear a helmet in the film.On Wednesday, Ryan Reynolds led the Deadpool 2 crew in a moment of silence on set before they resumed filming. The actor, 40, stood at the center of the crew members, who huddled up around him and bowed their heads after he said a few words.“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool,” Reynolds tweeted after the accident. “We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated… but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”SPLASH NEWSHarris’s first passion was encouraging women to join the sport of road racing, and her manager and friend Porsche Taylor told PEOPLE, “She should be recognized and known as more than just the stunt driver who passed away.”She added, “SJ is a remarkable person, and I want her legacy of being an inspiration to women who ride to continue for many more years to come.”BY KAREN MIZOGUCHI Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz is remembering Joi “SJ” Harris, the stuntwoman who died while performing a motorcycle stunt for the sequel in Vancouver, Canada.“On Monday we tragically lost one of our own — Joi SJ Harris. My heart has been breaking the past two days and I have been searching what to say or do,” Beetz, who was cast as Domino, wrote in a statement shared on Instagram.“I know that what I feel is nothing compared to what her loved ones, friends + family, are feeling. My heart and my love goes out to her and them all. The cast and crew send peace, healing, and their deepest condolences,” she concluded her message. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Local authorities rescue crashed paraglider

first_img Posted: March 9, 2018 Mike McKinnon III Local authorities rescue crashed paraglider Lifeguards are working to rescue a paraglider who made a hard landing on the face of a sea bluff above Black’s Beach in the Torrey Pines area.It’s unclear if the stranded person has suffered any injuries. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III, March 9, 2018last_img

MRI Rolls Out First Ad Ratings for Magazines

first_imgAdMeasure’s print ad ratings will be derived from three sources: MRI’sSurvey of the American Consumer, which measures the average issueaudience of consumer magazines; the Issue Specific Readership Study,which measures readership for individual issues of magazines; andresearch from MRI Starch, which has research on the effectiveness ofprint ads that appear in magazines on consumers via a small Internetsample.Anne Marie Kelly, SVP, marketing & strategic planning at MRI, useda fictional magazine to illustrate how AdMeasure rates an ad. “For ourimaginary title ‘American Magazine,’ the February 9th issue had a totalaudience of 23,422,000 readers—we know this from our Issue SpecificReadership Study,” she said. “The MRI Starch ad noting score for aSubway ad in this issue is 68 percent.  23,422,000 million times 68percent equals 15,927,000. So, 15.9 million consumers who read thatissue of ‘American Magazine’ saw the Subway ad.  But this is just onemetric AdMeasure offers.” Ad pages and revenue in consumer magazines dropped by 26 and 20 percentrespectively in the first quarter of 2009, according to MPA’sPublishers Information Bureau, displaying a shift in advertiserconfidence in print.How it Works “Historically, a magazine’s total readership was accepted as a proxyfor ad exposure,” MRI CEO Kathi Love said. “But accountability-focusedadvertisers are demanding more direct measurement of the reach of theirad campaigns.” MRI’s AdMeasure, she said, “moves the needle frommeasuring the ‘opportunity to see’ a print ad to measuring how manyreaders actually saw the ad, as well as how many took an action as aresult of seeing it.” Other metrics available through the database include the number ofreaders who read the ad thoroughly and the number of readers who saw,read, and took action to a given ad. Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI), known in the industry formeasuring the audience of consumer magazines, said today that it willbegin to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns that appear in thosemagazines. The system, called AdMeasure, is “designed to elevatemagazine audience measurement granularity to the level of TV and theInternet.”MRI hopes it will give advertisers the accountability they’ve long been looking for.AdMeasure will give audience levels for all national ads one-third of apage or larger appearing in the approximately 646 consumer magazineissues measured by MRI. The ratings for each magazine will beaccessible to publishers and advertisers via an online database andwill be searchable by a specific ad or magazine.last_img read more