The StratCom group studied environmental protesters on behalf of the driller Apache Energy. Apache was seeking to drill near Balmorhea State Park in Texas and was concerned that protesters were planning camps similar to those set up to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to two people with direct knowledge of the work.One FTI document prepared for Apache, dated Jan. 25, 2017, included a link to a list of groceries and camp supplies compiled by organizers, which the document said provided a hint of the proposed camp’s size. To arrive at that conclusion, scientists say, the report tallied data from the Environmental Protection Agency that the agency itself states does not represent overall emissions: The numbers, which are reported by the energy industry about a limited number of compressor stations and other facilities, do not include emissions from the area’s thousands of wells. The data are “too low by at least a factor of two, and quite likely more,” said Robert W. Howarth, a professor at Cornell University who has researched methane emissions.FTI stood by the report, calling its findings “on track with broader trends in Texas’ oil fields.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Texans for Natural Gas is just one campaign run with the help of FTI employees. Others include: Citizens to Protect PA Jobs, New Mexicans for Economic Prosperity, the Liberty Energy Project and the Arctic Energy Center, according to interviews, internal documents and an examination of the digital trail of domain-name registrations and other details left by the creation of the websites.Another such organization, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said of FTI in a statement: “We are proud to have them as a contract partner, especially when it comes to direct and transparent media support.”‘Susan,’ the fake Facebook userWithin FTI, a group called StratCom, short for Strategic Communications, focuses on industry messaging campaigns. In the United States, the group is led by Brian Kennedy, former press secretary for the office of the House minority leader and a former spokesman for Transocean, the drilling contractor involved in the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.- Advertisement –
Goa: With two goals and an assist, Hugo Boumous was the catalyst in FC Goa’s dominant 4-1 win against Hyderabad FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.Braces from Boumous (19′, 50′) and Ferran Corominas’ (64′, 87’) helped Goa pull three points clear at the top with 33 points from 16 matches. Marcelinho’s (64′) free-kick strike was nothing more than a consolation for Hyderabad who remain bottom of the table with six points.The spotlight was on the Gaurs after they sacked Sergio Lobera in the buildup to the game. But Derrick Pereira’s charges started right where they left off.Corominas was set up with a golden chance to break the deadlock eight minutes into the first half as FC Goa started on the front foot. Boumous released Jackichand Singh down the right flank and the winger’s cross to the centre was hit straight at Hyderabad goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani by Corominas from point-blank range.With no support available, Marcelinho tried to create something for Hyderabad when he picked up the ball near the half-way line before dribbling into the box past the Goa defence. The Brazilian forward was on his own inside the box and could only find the side-netting.A minute later, Goa converted their dominance into an opening goal. After Brandon Fernandes’ corner-kick was cleared by Mathew Kilgallon, the ball fell to Mandar Rao Dessai who attempted a long-range effort from outside the box. The left-back scuffed his shot but Boumous slammed home the loose ball from inside the box.Marcelinho came close to scoring again at the other end but missed out on an immediate equaliser. A minute after conceding, a Stankovic corner was side-footed onto the post by the Brazilian. Boumous’ fine form in front of goal continued as the Frenchman scored his eighth goal of the season just five minutes after the restart. He picked up the ball on the left flank, dribbled into the box unopposed and curled a shot into the corner of the net.Marcelinho, who looked to be the only likely scorer for the visitors, executed a free-kick strike to perfection after the hour-mark. Ahmed Jahouh’s tackle on the Brazilian outside the box was punished with a fantastic effort into the net through the gap in the Goa wall. Goa were unfazed by the goal against the run of play and regained their two-goal cushion within minutes. Hugo Boumous played an excellent, defence-splitting through ball into the path of Corominas who timed his run in behind the defence to perfection and caressed the ball past Kattimani into the net. The hosts put the game to bed after Kattimani fouled Corominas from behind and conceded a late penalty. The Spaniard slotted home from 12 yards to send the visitors packing. (IANS)Also Read: FC Goa survive resilient Odisha FC to reclaim top spotAlso Watch: Body of unidentified person found hanging from tree in Lahorighat under Morigaon District
0Shares0000Premier League champions Manchester City face Arsenal on the opening day of next season. © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 14 – Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season.The match will also be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s first in English football’s top flight. The exact date of the game will be confirmed when television broadcasting schedules are drawn up.City amassed 100 points and scored 106 goals while finishing 19 points clear of second-placed Manchester United in the 2017/18 season.Following the Arsenal game, City do not face another top-six team until they are away to Liverpool — who beat Pep Guardiola’s men in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season — in October.In between those two eye-catching fixtures, City will play the newly-promoted trio of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham, as well as last year’s promoted teams Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton.Manchester United begin their league campaign at home to Leicester City and face a potentially tricky encounter in their third game when Tottenham Hotspur come to Old Trafford.Jose Mourinho’s side face Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Watford and Wolves in other early-season games.Liverpool, the losing Champions League finalists, appear to have he toughest start of any of the likely title-contenders.They begin their Premier League season at home to West Ham before facing Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester.Tottenham have until Friday to decide if they will still be playing home games at Wembley this season.Spurs made the journey across north London to the national stadium last term while their successor ground to White Hart Lane was being built.That work has still to be completed, with Premier League chiefs giving Spurs an away start at Newcastle.Arsenal have a tough start under new Spanish boss Emery, who has the daunting task of succeeding the long-serving Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners away to Chelsea after facing Manchester CityChelsea begin the league campaign away to Huddersfield and, after their all-London clash against Arsenal, face Newcastle, Bournemouth, Cardiff, West Ham, Liverpool and Southampton.None of the promoted sides have been given a horror run of games against leading clubs at the start of the season, although they will each face at least one of the big six in their opening four fixtures.Championship-winners Wolves begin their return to the Premier League at home to Everton before matches away to Leicester and West Ham bookend the visit of Manchester City to Molineux.Cardiff start at Bournemouth while Fulham, who secured their place in the top flight via a Wembley play-off final win over Aston Villa start the league season at home to Crystal Palace.The final round of Premier League fixtures, scheduled for May 12, will see Manchester City away to Brighton, while Manchester United and Liverpool are at home to Cardiff and Wolves respectively.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
ADVERTISING SALES OR REGIONAL MANAGERSALES PERSON, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, OR MANAGER METHODOLOGYThe survey sample of 771 was selected by Red 7 Media and Readex Research and represented all FOLIO: subscribers classified as sales management at the time of sample selection. Data was collected via mail survey from February 25 to April 9, 2008. The survey was closed for tabulation with 315 responses (a 41 percent response rate). To ensure representation of the audience of interest, results have been filtered to include only the 249 respondents who completed the compensation information, work full time, and indicated their job functions are best described as advertising sales director; advertising sales or regional manager; advertising salesperson, account executive, or category manager. The margin of error for percentages based on all 249 respondents is 4.8 at the 95 percent confidence level. Advertising sales is a hot field to be in right now. According to FOLIO:’s Industry Job Trends report from March, it’s one of the most in-demand areas of magazine publishing—so much so that Discover Media’s CEO Henry Donahue said demand was outstripping supply, driving salaries up. Executives from Aspire Media, National Geographic and CurtCo all noted plans to staff up on sales people to help drive revenue during economic downturn.But the sales directors, managers and reps who responded to FOLIO:’s Advertising Sales Salary Survey this year present a mixed report from the field—especially when it comes to the impact of e-media. “Online sales will offer additional earning potential,” one respondent said in a verbatim response. “Can’t make as much selling Web offerings as print pages, but they are just as time consuming,” said another.Still, the survey shows ad salaries, in many areas, are healthy and growing, particularly for ad sales or regional managers at consumer magazines who saw an increase of almost 27 percent in base salary last year over the year before.SALARY BY CATEGORY:ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR
The February cover of Esquire, featuring—who else?—Barack Obama on its cover, caused a bit of a stir in hardlining church-state circles over a cover “window” that opens up to an ad for the Discovery Channel, as well as a mini-TOC.Editor David Granger, who’s become something of a serial envelope pusher (see: Esquire’s e-ink cover, margin novella, etc.), claims it wasn’t a gimmick cooked up by some outside the box sales executive at Hearst, but a pure editorial play. “This was an editorial idea,” he wrote in a post on the American Society of Magazine Editors blog. “It’s one of the several manufacturing gimmicks I presented to my publisher about a year and a half ago as things I would love to do if we could find a way to pay for them.”RELATED VIDEO: Granger’s Keynote at the 2007 FOLIO: Show Granger’s reasons for pushing the envelope this time run deeper than his well-documented restlessness with his position as editor of a print magazine.“I got sick of reading about the demise of print, which is the best, most rewarding medium ever, and I got sick of all forms of print being labeled ‘old media,’” he wrote. “Yeah, print has been around for a long time, but that’s because it works really well. Both aesthetically and as a business—which is more than one can say for most forms of ‘new media.’ So we’ve been trying to find ways to get people to reassess the print medium.”For its part, ASME said it did not violate any guidelines: “A clever and audacious use of print, yes; an attempt to disguise advertising as editorial or compromise editorial independence, no.”Read more here …
Online media verification service DoubleVerify—designed to offer publishers an automated tool to manage prospecting and advertising performance—has announced 12 new partnerships with ad networks and platforms.The company’s newest partners are Break Media, Collective Media, Criteo, CPX Interactive, Epic Marketplace, Lucid Media, Punto Fox, Rocket Fuel, ShareThis, .FOX Networks, Specific Media and ValueClick.The goal of DoubleVerify technology is to create “more trust, transparency and accountability” in online advertising through the use of its verification, brand safety and page quality targeting services. The company says its technology—which continuously monitors the digital advertising environment to ensure that ads appear where and how they are intended to—is applied to more than 60 billion online ad impressions per month. The BrandShield Connect tool, an application programming interface (API), integrates with ad network, digital signal processing (DSP) and ad exchange systems to identify undesirable and unwanted web pages. The system can be customized based on black list sites, white list sites, inappropriate page content categories and targeted geographies. The technology intends to help maintain the quality of advertising as scale increases.
A nine-month-old dogecoin, a cryptocurrency has been soaring recently and touched its highest value since May, on Saturday. This has lead to the speculation that investors pump money into the cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate its price and later sell it off for a profit. Another factor that may have led to the increase in the price of dogecoin is switching the virtual currency to auxiliary proof of work (AUXPoW) or merge mining. This will allow investors to transact currency by providing an additional security to the decentralised network, according to coindesk.The sudden boost has driven market cap of dogecoin to $91 million eventually and around $40 million in one week, reported CoinDesk.However, experts opine that this boost is short-lived.”What’s happening now is a lot of investors are buying in because they see dogecoin as an attractive investment,” said a member of sub-reddit registered in the name of such_investor.US Approves Bitcoin Swap:A derivatives exchange has become the first to receive approval from US Federal Regulator on Friday as TeraExchange got approved from the Commodities Future Trading platform.This would allow investors to switch over to digital currency under the approval of US Federal reserve.Christian Martin, Tera Exchange’s CEO told Wall Street Journal: “A robust price index also helps the growing bitcoin trading community to accurately mark-to-market positions while establishing trust and stability in this growing global marketplace.”
Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp (L) and Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp speak at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 25, 2016.REUTERS/Mike Blake(Reuters) – Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook Inc, will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp.
UNICEF is launching a US$76.1 million appeal for its emergency humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.The appeal will cover immediate needs of newly-arrived Rohingya children, as well as those who arrived before the recent influx, and children from vulnerable host communities.Such number, according to a UNICEF news release, is 720,000 children in all.Up to 60 per cent of the 500,000-plus Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since 25 August are estimated to be children, said the UNICEF.Most are now living in harsh and insanitary conditions in makeshift camps and settlements spread across the district of Cox’s Bazar, observed the global body.“Desperate, traumatised children and their families are fleeing the violence in Myanmar every day. We are scaling up our response as fast as we can, but the magnitude of need is immense and we must be able do more to help them,” said UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake, who is visiting Cox’s Bazar.“These children are being denied a childhood. They need our help now and they need our help to have a future.”Expanding the provision of safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene for Rohingya children is the overriding priority of the appeal, amid concerns over a possible outbreak of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases, according to the UNICEF.It said the majority of Rohingya children are not fully immunised against diseases such as polio.An earlier UNICEF appeal for US$7 million has been expanded to reflect the fast-growing scale of the crisis.
The year 2019 will be a season of contrasts as all the previous fashion rules will be broken. Untraditional aesthetics will take the spotlight, menswear and womens wear will shift through global cultures and comfort will be the key. Experts list some ways to revamp your closet in the coming year. Untraditional aesthetics: Following are some of the untraditional aesthetic trends that would be the talk of the town for the coming year. Like heat lock apparels which are lightweight fabrics with micro fibre to regulate the body temperature. Aqua sorb apparels which block rain and snow and allow vapours to dry the heat. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUpcoming trends: This year, oversized, unstructured outerwear will rule the trend. From classic and fitted to unstructured and modern, tracksuits will become a major fashion staple. The trousers will become baggier as hemlines will get wider. This season’s twist comes in the pastel pile-up head-to-toe in layers and tiers upon tiers of same shade. Be it apparels, shoes or bags, this trend will work well in all cases. In accessories, statement belts will be seen everywhere. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSay hi to big sunnies: The eyewear trend that is bound to transform your entire look is big sunnies in edgy colours! The narrow sunglasses have stayed in vogue massively this year and 2019 will witness a stylish comeback of large glares. The oversized sunglasses are designed to accentuate any look and never go out of style in the age of ever-changing trends. Get your hands on the trendsetting sunglasses to be an ultimate head-turner wherever you go. Meet minimalistic: The perfect companion in 2019 for any occasion would be the all-time favourite – minimalistic glasses owing to their versatility and charming appeal. So wait no more! Bid adieu to your mundane shades and let your eyes do the talking with ‘barely-there’ shades. White sneakers: White men’s trainers are a must if you want to wear something sporty yet trendy. One could argue that they get dirty but they go with everything and the colour gives us the option to play with it when you play with winter layering.