5 Underrated Ways to Promote YouTube Videos

first_imgCheck out this list of highly underrated ways to promote YouTube videos. Apply them properly and you just might get more eyes on your videos and channel!Uploading a video to YouTube is just the beginning. The real fun comes when you decide to find ways to get your video in front of a larger audience. After you’ve applied basic and advanced techniques in boosting your video’s ranking in search, try out these valuable (and often underrated) tips to enhance the reach of your YouTube videos.1) Build YouTube Playlists Around Your VideosImage from Bloomus/ShutterstockPlaylists play an extremely important role in distributing your video content on YouTube. Frankly speaking, playlists need to be in the center of your channel strategy. Why so? Well, playlists make it significantly easy for viewers to watch multiple videos with no effort at all. Since you hook viewers up for several videos in your playlist, the overall watch time is increased dramatically.To create successful playlists, be very strategic. You don’t need to stuff all your videos in one single playlist. Group videos by topic so that viewers want to watch the videos in one shot. Don’t be too self-centered while creating playlists. Create playlists using your own videos and other videos if they fit the topic.You may want to order your own videos to be at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of your playlist. Playlists need to be optimized with relevant descriptions so that viewers can find them in search. The optimization techniques described in an earlier post can come in handy here too. Publish playlists within your YouTube channel. In this way, the playlists will easily reach your subscribers.2) Collaborate With Other Creators on YouTubeImage from Shameless MayaCollaborating with other video creators (especially channels catering to audiences similar to yours) is a proven method to get your channel beyond its regular reach. You’ll likely find that video creators are open to testing new content and giving new stuff to their viewers.So, the task is to find channels which work for your audience and reach out to them. What to do next? Guest starring is one of the most popular techniques. Some other ways that work include: joint hangouts, exchange of video uploads, and links (both in-video and in text descriptions).One caveat to bear in mind — After the above cross-promotional events take place, make sure you continue “feeding” your new subscribers with videos on a regular basis. That content will determine if your new followers want to stick around. 3) Promote Your Videos on Friendly BlogsImage from ShutterstockIn the same vein as reaching out to fellow YouTubers, create a circle of bloggers who can help drive video views by embedding your videos into their posts. By the way… this one is real tough! Bloggers treasure the relationship they’ve cultivated with their readers and will be cautious about any content coming their way.To start off, track down the sites that embed your videos. How to track them down? Set Google Alerts for your channel name, your video titles, and specific keywords you use in the video descriptions. Contact bloggers with the videos most relevant to their preferred writing subjects. Why not invite bloggers to check your playlists out too?4) Insert Your Videos in Email UpdatesPromoting your content by email does work, even though there are rumors email is dead. Remember that your subscribers provided their emails voluntarily! You’ve already won their hearts. So give them more news and updates.If you have a list of email subscribers, send them a message every time you upload a new video. If you send regular newsletters, mention your videos in these emails. Adding a description and an attractive screenshot or thumbnail in the email is usually enough to start getting clicks and, eventually, video views.5) Use Old Public Relation Promotional MethodsImage from VidConHow do PR companies still exist in this digital era? Well, simply put, it’s because good old-fashioned PR works. A well-distributed press release containing your video can land you a lot of traffic and views. Talking in public or on the phone and following up with a summary (with your video in it!) is also part of the PR game. Presentations at various industry events also fall into this category.Bonus TipsImage from Austin Digital GroupPromoting your YouTube videos may seem an overwhelming task. But the more you promote your videos with good results, the more you will want to continue. Here are a couple of bonus tips:Improve your video production.Get a better camera, improve your sound, add some quality royalty free background music.Create expectations and satisfy them.Regular production and scheduled publishing – these are two keys to keep your audience engaged. You create an expectation. Make sure you live up to it.Share on social.YouTube is a massive social platform by itself. But you want to get your videos beyond it through sharing on other social media outlets. And Facebook is not your limit. Consider Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and LinkedIn.The very last bonus tip.If you are serious about promoting your videos on YouTube, download the YouTube Creator Playbook and read it through.You could also check these articles about promoting videos on YouTube:How to Properly Export Video for YouTubeThe 5 New YouTube Features Every Filmmaker Needs to Know5 Quick Tips to Boost Your Video’s YouTube RankGot any more cool tips about promoting videos on YouTube? Feel free to share in the comments below.last_img read more

Vigilance raids J&K Bank, hours after chairman was replaced

first_imgA team of the Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Commission on Saturday raided the headquarters of the J&K Bank in Srinagar, hours after an official communique announced the removal of Parvez Ahmad as the bank chairman.A bank employee told The Hindu that the entry and exit points of the bank headquarters in Srinagar were sealed by the security forces in the afternoon. “Employees were barred from leaving the premises,” said the employee.The vigilance team accessed the Human Resource department and the main office of the former chairman for investigation. There has been no official communique from the vigilance department on the reasons behind the raids.The move came just hours after Vishal Sharma, additional secretary of the State Finance Department, issued an order announcing “cessation of Mr. Ahmad on the Board of Directors (BoD) of the J&K Bank. Mr. Ahmad cease to be director on the BoD and no longer be chairman cum managing director of the board,” reads the order.R.K. Chibber has been nominated as director on the board and “an interim chairman” of the bank. The bank was mired in a controversy over its recent recruitment in the State. Established in 1938, the State Government holds 59.3% share in the bank. Governor Satya Pal Malik-headed State Administrative Council (SAC) on November 22 last year approved a proposal to treat the bank as Public Sector Undertaking and evoked criticism from regional political parties. National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had then termed it “a conspiracy to rob the bank, the sole lender to the J&K State, of its autonomy”. However, the Governor’s order then claimed that the board of the bank was competent to take decisions regarding employees’ salary and other decisions. “The bank will be regulated by the RBI as an old generation private sector bank, by the Registrar of Companies as it is a Government Company under Companies Act and by the SEBI as it is a listed company,” Mr. Malik’s order said.The Governor had also accused the bank of recruiting people in 2018 “under the influence of the politicians from the regional parties like PDP and NC”. However, the recent recruitment saw the Raj Bhawan also at the Centre of controversy.last_img read more

Key wins for UP, Adamson

first_imgLATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Kaya punishes Green Archers PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ University of the Philippines and the Adamson U bolstered their quarterfinal bids with hard-fought victories Saturday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup held at the tournament’s namesake gym.The Maroons held off a late charge by the Centro Escolar University Scorpions to forge a 68-62 victory while Adamson held off tough Letran, 89-85.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace01:49Imee Marcos: Good for UP to teach martial law, but get our viewpoint too02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CEU dropped to 2-2 and was led by Diouf’s 28 points.Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren lamented his team’s miscues that allowed Letran a chance to mount several comebacks.“This game showed that we need a lot of work,” said Pumaren, who watched the Knights chew off several double-digit spreads by the Falcons. “There were several instances where we could break the game [but we did not] and this is a sign that we are a very young team.”ADVERTISEMENT Will Gozum and Bright Akhuetie gave UP control of the match until CEU’s Maodo Diouf his a basket that capped a run that had the Scorpions within 63-62, 1:20 remaining.But James Spencer knocked down a huge triple with 25 seconds remaining to give UP a 66-62 lead en route to the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Sometimes you have mixed feelings about these games,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol, whose wards upped their record to 3-2 in Group A and kept themselves in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth. “You don’t want it to be close, but sometimes, you develop character especially with the guys we have right now. They find a way to win with the changing complexion of the game.”Jun Manzo led UP with 17 points and six assists while Akhuetie added 13 and seven rebounds. Spencer chipped in 11 points and nine boards. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Resurgent RCB play steady Gujarat in quest for final berth

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, KL Rahul, Sachin Baby, Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdullah, Kedar Jadhav, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfaraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Parveez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Tabraiz Shamshi, Vikas Tokas, Praveen Dubey. Powered by an in-form Virat Kohli’s inspirational leadership, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to inch closer to a maiden IPL title triumph when they take on table-toppers Gujarat Lions in the Qualifier I, here tomorrow.RCB were in a real spot of bother as they needed to win their last four games to make it to the play-offs. The Bangalore outfit showed great fighting spirit, with Kohli leading from the front, to record four consecutive wins to finish the league engagements at the second spot.RCB finished the preliminary round with 16 points from 14 games, just behind leaders Gujarat Lions, who garnered 18 from 14 matches.RCB seem to have struck form at just the right time and after a not-so-impressive start to the season, the Kohli-led side has dished out four clinical performances to beat the Lions (by 144 runs), Kolkata Knight Riders (by 9 wickets), Kings XI Punjab (by 82 runs D/L method) and Delhi Daredevils (by 6 wickets) to seal their top-four place.In the do-or-die battle against Daredevils last night, RCB first restricted their opponents to 138 for eight and then chased down the target with consummate ease — Kohli again hogging the limelight with an unbeaten 54.RCB would be desperate to continue their winning momentum for two more matches and ensure that they improve on their runners-up finish from the 2009 and 2011 season.The last time RCB squared up against Gujarat here, they recorded the biggest ever (144-run) victory in the history of IPL. AB de Villiers (129 not out) and Virat Kohli (109) went on a rampage in that game and scored magnificent centuries.And come tomorrow, the Bangalore outfit will once again fancy their chances on home turf.The biggest hero for RCB this season has been skipper Kohli, who is perhaps enjoying the best phase of his batting career.Kohli has so far amassed a record 919 runs in the ongoing IPL with four centuries and six fifties at a staggering average of 91.90.Kohli has also been an impressive captain and infused confidence in the team after a disappointing start. At one point of time, qualifying for the play-offs looked a distant dream, but the captain made it possible with his glorious batting and leadership qualities.In the company of Kohli, de Villiers and Chris Gayle also dished out some sizzling batting performances. The trio has been nothing short of a nightmare for the team’s opponents.While de Villiers has 603 runs under his belt with one century and five half-centuries, Gayle indicated his return to form in the last few games.Credit for the turnaround should also go to RCB’s not-so-experienced bowling attack, which was under fire for a major part of the tournament.RCB’s turnaround in bowling was made possible by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is the leading wicket-taker with 19 scalps from 11 games.The late entry of Chris Jordon also helped RCB in containing their rivals in the death overs.Australian Shane Watson too has served the team well with the ball, picking up 16 wickets so far in this season.Debutantes Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, were the first team to qualify for the play-offs by destroying the hopes of title-holders Mumbai Indians.Gujarat defeated RCB by six wickets in their opening meeting this season before suffering the 144-run loss in the next tie.And the Suresh Raina-led side will be eyeing sweet revenge for the embarrassing defeat to head straight into the final of their maiden IPL appearance.In contrast to RCB, Gujarat made a rampaging start to the season before facing a late slump.In Aaron Finch (339 runs from 11 games), Brendon McCullum (321 from 14), Dwayne Smith (250 from 10), Raina (397 from 13), Dinesh Karthik (283) and Darren Bravo, Gujarat too have a formidable batting line-up.In the bowling department, Gujarat have depended on the pace duo of Bravo and Dhawal Kulkarni. While Bravo has 15 wickets against his name, Kulkarni has managed 14 scalps so far.The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Pravin Tambe, who did not have the best of IPL so far, too would like to come to the party.Even though the losing side tomorrow will have another chance to make it to the final by locking horns against the winner of the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, both RCB and Gujarat will be hoping for a direct berth in Sunday’s final.Teams: Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (C), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Dale Steyn, James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik, Dwayne Bravo, Sarabjit Ladda, Amit Mishra, Akashdeep Nath, Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi, Shadab Jakati, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Umang Sharma, Pravin Tambe, Andrew Tye.Match starts at 8pm. Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. Debutantes Gujarat Lions were the first team to qualify for the play-offs by destroying the hopes of title-holders Mumbai Indians. cricket SHARE Published on May 23, 2016 × IPL 2016 COMMENTS COMMENTlast_img read more

Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar’s golden advice that shaped Prithvi Shaw’s career

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Courtesy: The New Indian Express)Little master Sachin Tendulkar who had a prolific career in cricket, was regarded as a child prodigy when he made his debut for team India at the age of 16. Sachin recently revealed to the media that he had spoken to Prithvi Shaw at the age of 8 telling him that no coach should change his technique.“I asked him not to change his grip or stance, irrespective of any future instructions from his coaches. If anyone asks you to do so, tell them to come and talk to me. Coaching is good, but overcooking a player with tweaks is not,” Tendulkar said on his app ‘100MB’.“It is so important not to change anything when you see such a special player. It is God’s gift to have a complete package,” Tendulkar added.Sachin also went on to reveal how happy he was that he had got to witness the talent of Prithvi at a very young age.“Around ten years ago, one of my friends asked me to take a look at the young Prithvi. He asked me to analyse his game and give him some advice. I had a session with him and gave a couple of pointers on how to improve his game,” Tendulkar said.Shaw has been picked has the third opener for India in the last two test matches vs England replacing the out of form Murali Vijay. The 18 year old captained the Indian U-19 side to a world cup success earlier this year and has also scored 1418 first class runs at an average of 56.72 which includes seven centuries.Also Read:Cricket: Hanuma Vihari and Prithvi Shaw called up for last two tests vs England Advertisementlast_img read more

Haryana Swarna Jayanti celebrations logo released

first_imgChandigarh, Sep 27 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today released the multi-coloured and message-packed logo of the Haryana Swarna Jayanti celebrations in Gurgaon today.The logo not only seeks to symbolise the aspirations of the people of Haryana, but also captures their resolute resolve to find the way forward, said an official release here.The year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations will kick start with a mega function to be organised in Gurgaon on November 1.It is on this day that Haryana will complete 50 years of its existence. The state government has drawn up elaborate plans to not only showcase the glorious past of the land of Vedas, Gita and Upanishads, but also show the path to realisation of the dreams the people of Haryana have cherished for long.A line-up of activities has been planned to encapsule the states rich art and culture, glorious history and heritage, remarkable progress made and the milestones crossed on the road to growth in totality.Marked by a host of cultural events, the celebrations shall focus on the Haryanvis contribution to the freedom struggle and the spirit of striving to uphold the best traditions and cultural practices, involving jawans, kisans, sportspersons and young achievers of the state, the release said.A symbol that “instantly connects” with the people, the Swarna Jayanti logo has been conceptualised by the Chief Minister of Haryana, developed by Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, and designed by Sunil Kumar, Graphic Designer, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.The image of the ideogram embodies various elements related to the Swarna Jayanti celebrations.advertisementThe logo comprises a white shankh (conch shell) against a golden backdrop, with embossed images of Krishnas Gita sermon, an arrow and the number 50 encompassing the map of Haryana. MORE PTI CHS SG RG SGlast_img read more

Manchester United send scout to watch Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic

first_imgManchester United will send a scout to watch the Fiorentina central defender Nikola Milenkovic on Sunday as they weigh up a move for the Serbia international. Milenkovic, a powerful player also comfortable at right-back, is due to play at Bologna for the club he joined at the start of last season from Partizan Belgrade.The 21-year-old is also being scouted by Juventus and was the subject of a failed €45m offer by Atlético Madrid last summer. He started all three of Serbia’s World Cup matches in Russia.Milenkovic, who earns around £10,000 a week, has a contract to 2022. How are Premier League loan players faring? Part two: Leicester to Wolves Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter Fiorentina news Share via Email Share on Messenger Manchester United Topicslast_img read more

Final remains of murdered aboriginal woman returned to family after eight years

first_imgHALIFAX – The final remains of a murdered Mi’kmaq woman have been returned to her family, eight years after Tanya Brooks’ body was found outside a Halifax school.Brooks’ sister Vanessa Brooks, 43, said police had withheld her brain as part of the ongoing investigation into the still-unsolved murder.She said it was returned to the family Wednesday, and a smudging ceremony was conducted with investigators and members of victim services and the medical examiner’s office.“I don’t think there’s any way that I can possibly articulate just how monumental this is … to our family,” she said at Halifax police headquarters on Thursday, eight years to the day after her older sister’s body was discovered nearby.Reading from a statement on behalf of her family, Brooks said it was important that her sister be buried “whole,” but she stressed that they also did not want the remains returned if it was going to jeopardize the investigation.“In Mi’kmaq culture, in order for our spirits to rest, our whole body needs to be as one,” she said, choking back tears and clutching a feather in her right hand.“With yesterday’s events, Tanya is whole again, which was our mother’s last wish before her death in September 2015. On behalf of our mother, it’s an honour to have Tanya complete so that she can return home (to) be laid to rest and our family can begin to heal.”Investigators did not say why Tanya Brooks’ brain was withheld for eight years.The 36-year-old woman was found in a trench along the side of St. Pat’s Alexandra Elementary School on May 11, 2009.Police say she was known in the area and they were able to trace her movements until about 9 p.m. the night before, when she left police headquarters on Gottingen Street, near the school.Investigators say they believe Brooks knew her assailant and that there are witnesses who have not yet come forward.Vanessa Brooks pleaded for those witnesses to “break your silence.”“We appeal to them to do the right thing. Please,” she said, pausing to compose herself. “We hope that laying Tanya to rest in the weeks ahead might also be the motivation needed to give someone the courage to come forward to the police.”Brooks said her sister will be buried with her mother. She was a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, her sister added.“She was artistic. She had a very beautiful gift of drawing that her son has inherited,” said Brooks, looking towards her sister’s 15-year-old son, Qualin Brooks.“She had the gift of poetry. She was kind. She would give the shirt off her back if she felt you needed it more than she did.”Brooks also praised investigators and victim services for their work.“Our family is proof that a strong, respectful relationship can exist between the family of a murdered indigenous woman, the police and other key players in an investigation into your loved one’s murder or missing person case,” she said.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

Activist charged with assaulting mayor in historic towns sewage feud

first_imgLUNENBURG, N.S. – Standing on the bow of his fishing boat, Bill Flower only has to look down to see a thick brown sludge belch out of a municipal wastewater pipe and into one of Canada’s most iconic harbours.The fetid material burbles across the rocks under one of Lunenburg’s busiest wharfs and flows into the sea, coating boats, their ropes and most anything that comes in contact with it in a sticky film.For Flower, who also runs a tour boat company and often has his hands covered in the slime, the fact that sewage flows freely into the harbour of a picturesque town deemed a UNESCO world heritage site and home to Canada’s most famous sailing ship, the Bluenose II, is a maddening reality he’s vowed to change.“It’s dangerous and bad for the environment and I’m handling it everyday — it’s disgusting,” he said in an interview. “We’ve had improperly treated sewage pumping underneath that wharf for 15 years and it’s gotten worse and worse as the volume of people increase, especially in the summertime when it stinks like hell.”Flower has been a vocal critic of the town’s sewage treatment plant and the location of the outfall, saying the pipe should have been placed closer to the mouth of the harbour and away from the busy waterfront that features a fisheries museum and other tourist spots.He cites recent test results posted on the town website that show the presence of elevated levels of fecal bacteria.He says that over the years he has repeatedly urged Lunenburg Mayor Rachel Bailey to do something about the pipe and the sewage treatment facility, which he argues is not adequate to handle the town’s load, particularly when there are heavy rains. As a result, he says raw sewage likely pours into the harbour at times.People in the town also complain about a strong odour coming from the plant, which Ottawa has pledged to address with a promised $1.1-million biofilter announced last month.But Flower says his appeals have not brought about any change in the town, about an hour and a half south of Halifax.The long-simmering feud took a strange turn in recent weeks when Flower was charged with assaulting the mayor on Aug. 14 by allegedly smearing the foul sludge on her ankle following a confrontation between the two.Flower said the mayor approached him on the wharf as he was preparing to head out on the water, and they had a heated exchange over his public comments on the sewage. He said she returned the following day and displayed her ankle, saying it was infected from the material.Flower wouldn’t comment when asked if he touched Bailey. Court documents listing the charge indicate Flower is not to have any contact with Bailey.Bailey issued a statement Wednesday saying that Flower’s account of what allegedly happened differs from her statement to police, but refused to offer any other details.Bailey only said she stopped at the Inshore Fisherman’s Wharf, where Flower ties up, on her way home from a morning run and began a conversation with a person she does not name.“During the course of what began there as a discussion, another person participating in the exchange put his hands on me in a manner that is unacceptable. I subsequently reported the incident to the RCMP,” her statement reads.“Details of the incident described in media reports do not reconcile with the statement I made to the police which will be a part of the criminal proceedings.”The mayor, as well as staff responsible for the wastewater treatment plant, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.The municipality posted test results from five sites around the harbour, which show levels of enterococci — a fecal bacteria — that far exceed Health Canada’s guideline of 70 colonies per 100 millilitres of water.On Sept. 6, a test at the Fisherman’s Wharf registered 3,873 colonies per 100 millilitres of water.“Those levels are definitely higher than the acceptable level … by today’s standards it’s bad,” said Bruce Hatcher, chair of Marine Ecosystem Research at Cape Breton University.“This is a UNESCO heritage site and the world is watching and we really need to be seen to be taking care of these environments.”— By Alison Auld in Halifaxlast_img read more

Nova Scotia mother with mild intellectual disability denied custody of son

first_imgSYDNEY, N.S. – A mother with a mild intellectual disability has lost custody of her 18-month-old son after a Nova Scotia judge found she does not have the capacity to parent the child.Nova Scotia’s Community Services Department has been caring for the boy since shortly after his birth, and earlier this year sought a permanent care order because of protection concerns.The 40-year-old mother opposed the order, arguing that she sincerely loves her son and that her mild intellectual disability is not a risk to his safety.In a written decision, Justice Theresa Forgeron of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Sydney found the child would be at a “substantial risk of harm” in his mother’s care because she cannot adequately supervise and protect him.Forgeron said a parental capacity assessment found the mother’s mild intellectual disability impairs her parenting abilities, and although she would meet her son’s basic needs, she would have difficulty solving the “novel” problems that will inevitably arise as the child matures.“I infer that the mother’s limitations with cognitive functioning will continually cause parenting deficits that will place the son at a substantial risk of physical harm,” the Oct. 23 written decision said.The decision said the woman lacked insight, noting the child’s father has an extensive child protection history involving substance abuse and violence and that the mother had previously refused to dissociate with him.“The mother does not truly appreciate the risks associated with a dysfunctional and abusive relationship. The mother’s recent vow to sever all ties with the son’s father rings hollow,” it said, adding that the woman also has a 22-year-old son with ongoing addiction issues and a 15-year-old daughter who lives with her father.Krista Carr, executive vice-president of the Canadian Association for Community Living, said she could not comment on the case specifically, but said the system has traditionally discriminated against people with intellectual disabilities.“The automatic assumption of the system is that they couldn’t possibly be an appropriate parent. People with an intellectual disability are human beings, the same as everyone else, and they have the right to be parents,” said Carr in an interview.Ruth Strubank, executive director of the Nova Scotia Association for Community Living, said more supports are needed for parents with intellectual disabilities — such as home visits with health care workers — rather than discounting them as parents altogether.“That requires a level (of) education and training for social workers and others,” said Strubank.Carr agreed, saying that supports are provided to parents with issues such as addiction so that children can stay in the home, but people with intellectual disabilities are often not helped in the same way.“It’s about recognizing the individual’s right to be a parent and providing the support that’s necessary to ensure that they get the support they need to be a good parent. There’s no evidence to prove that a person with an intellectual disability can’t be a parent.”The judge noted the mother allowed a young homeless person that she had just met to stay overnight in her home, and later realized that person was stealing. Forgeron said the mother does not appreciate the risks associated with her older son’s addiction issues, and “makes poor choices in friends.”“The mother is a naive and vulnerable person … Her friendships are often conflictual and at times abusive,” it said, noting she told a doctor she was seriously assaulted once by two friends.It also said the woman does not have the capacity to parent on her own, and would require a supportive network to safely parent the child, which she does not have. It said the mother argued the maternal grandmother would help care for the child, but the court said the 78-year-old woman could not offer the required support.“The maternal grandmother does not appreciate the extent of the mother’s challenges, often brushing off concerns that were raised by counsel. (She) stated that she would be there to babysit and occasionally direct, but would otherwise allow the mother to parent the son,” it said.“Second, the maternal grandmother has her own limitations arising from age and health concerns.”Forgeron also denied the woman ongoing visits, saying that “access would impede adoption and permanency planning.”— By Aly Thomson in Halifax.last_img read more

This Toronto taxi driver is a Juno Award nominee

first_imgAdvertisement The taxi driver who picked up a Toronto Star reporter after the 2017 Juno Award nominees were announced Tuesday was in a particularly good mood, and for good reason: He had just walked out of Toronto’s Rebel nightclub after learning his musical group was among the Juno contenders, and had been interviewed by that same reporter on the red carpet minutes earlier. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter About an hour later, still clad in his usual driver getup — a black cap, and a zip-up hoodie on top of a grey T-shirt — Nebiat was walking the red carpet at Rebel with fellow orchestra mate Tichaona Maredza, newly minted Juno nominees posing for flashing cameras and giving interviews to media. “I woke up at 3 o’clock in the morning, I started driving at 4 o’clock,” Nebiat said. But then “they told me to come (to the nominations ceremony) . . . so I came there, parked my car and went in.”center_img For him, Tuesday started like any other shift. Daniel Nebiat, a 44-year-old musician originally from Eritrea, is one of nine members who make up the Okavango African Orchestra, which was nominated for the World Music Album of the Year. He plays the krar, a six-stringed instrument from Eritrea and Ethiopia, sings in his native Tigrigna and, for the past three years, has been a driver for Toronto’s Co-op cabs. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

WatchBombardier Inc firms up deal with Quebec for 1 billion investment in

MONTREAL — After months of negotiations, Bombardier Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with the Quebec government on a US$1-billion investment in the CSeries passenger jet program.The two sides have been working out details of the agreement since the plan was originally announced in October.The Montreal-based company is slated to receive the money in two instalments of US$500 million, the first June 30 and the second Sept. 1.Once the Quebec government’s investment is complete, it will own 49.5 per cent of a new limited partnership with all the assets, liabilities and obligations of the CSeries aircraft program, including larger versions of the plane beyond the CS100 and CS300 should they be developed.Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare said the investment demonstrates the provincial government’s confidence in the company’s largest aircraft.“Their investment will accelerate the momentum we’ve created, strengthen customer confidence in the aircraft and provide Bombardier with the financial flexibility needed to compete and win,” he said in a statement.Air Canada Inc threatens to walk away from Bombardier Inc CSeries deal if legislation over maintenance isn’t passedBombardier Inc sells amphibious aircraft program, sells 10 CRJ regional jets to unnamed customer for US$472 millionBombardier Inc cutting 200 Toronto positions in move to outsource some Q400 manufacturingPremier Philippe Couillard has said Quebec’s intervention in the CSeries was key to securing orders from Air Canada and Delta Air Lines.Air Canada said Thursday that it continues to work on finalizing a contract with the manufacturer for up to 75 CSeries planes after the Senate passed amendments giving it relief from obligations under the Air Canada Public Participation Act, which required it to perform heavy maintenance on its fleet in Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga, Ont.Meanwhile, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the federal government is continuing to negotiate potential financial support for Bombardier, which is seeking $1 billion from Ottawa.“We believe that long-term it’s (the aerospace sector) one of the more innovative places in the economy, so in that regard having a leading company like Bombardier is important and we’re engaging with them to think about how we can ensure that the sector remains successful,” he told reporters after speaking in Toronto to the Economic Club of Canada.Morneau wouldn’t discuss stumbling blocks but Ottawa has reportedly pushed Bombardier to change its voting structure, something the founding family that controls the company through multiple voting shares insists it has no intention of doing.The CSeries aircraft is two years behind schedule and has incurred about US$2 billion in cost overruns. The first plane is slated to be handed over to Swiss Airlines next week and enter into service July 15.Quebec Transport Minister Jacques Daoust said the partnership with Bombardier will ensure the employment of up to 2,500 workers on the program.“So this is a win-win relationship that will benefit all Quebecers and the entire aviation sector,” he said in a news release.The new entity will be headed by Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. The board will contain three Bombardier nominees — former Quebec premier Daniel Johnson, who will be chairman, Bellemare and chief financial officer John Di Bert. Quebec will nominate two members.Under the revised deal, Quebec will receive warrants to purchase up to 100 million Bombardier shares or about 4.26 per cent of its outstanding shares. That’s half as many at the same price of $2.21 per share that was outline in the preliminary deal.Spokeswoman Sylvie Gauthier said the change was made to reflect Bombardier’s improved financial position.“We’ve derisked the program, we’ve had sales; the shares are nearly double where it was so that all comes to play in the negotiations,” she said in an interview.She said Quebec’s contribution will be used to help ramp up production until it reaches a break-even point in 2020 with 90 to 120 planes produced a year. read more

Pakistan loses Hafeez early after NZ scores 274

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — New Zealand’s tailenders frustrated Pakistan before being bowled out for 274 on the second day of the third and final cricket test on Tuesday.Pakistan lost opener Mohammad Hafeez without scoring off Trent Boult’s fourth delivery to stutter to 0-1 at lunch.B.J. Watling held New Zealand’s first innings together with a gritty unbeaten 77 off 250 balls as Bilal Asif (5-65) wrapped up the innings just before lunch by claiming the three remaining wickets.It was the off-spinner’s second five-wicket haul in his five test matches.Resuming on 229-7, debutant Will Somerville couldn’t add to his overnight 12 but denied Pakistan a breakthrough with his staunch defence for well over an hour.Watling showed some aggression against fast bowlers and completed his half century off 199 balls by guiding Hasan Ali to the third man boundary.Watling, 42 overnight, also completed 3,000 test runs when he reached 66, with only four boundaries, in a determined knock of more than 5-1/2 hours as New Zealand added 45 more precious runs.Asif extracted sharp bounce and turn off the wicket and finally got through Somerville’s defences when he clean bowled the No. 9 batsman.Asif then claimed the last two wickets in successive overs when Ajaz Patel (6) was caught in the slips and Trent Boult (1) was clean bowled while attempting an ambitious shot.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (3-75) couldn’t add to his three-wicket burst before lunch on day one and still needs two wickets to become the quickest bowler to complete 200 test wickets.Boult then provided New Zealand early success when Hafeez edged the left-arm fast bowler low to Tim Southee at second slip before Pakistan had scored.The Associated Press read more

Football Former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple suspended by New York Giants

Former OSU cornerback Eli Apple (13) waits for the ball to be snapped during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15, 2014 in Minneapolis. Credit: Lantern file photoDALLAS — The New York Giants suspended former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple for their final game of the season, the team announced Wednesday. The cause of the suspension was “for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team,” interim general manager Kevin Abrams said.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said during a press conference Thursday Apple had “zero issues” while he was with the Buckeyes.“Eli was fantastic for us, a team player and always put team before self and became one of the best corners in college football,” Meyer said. “As soon as this game is over, I’m going to try to get in the middle of that one and find out because of our love we have for Eli. I know our players have talked to him a little bit.”During a radio interview on ESPN New York on Tuesday, Giants safety Landon Collins called Apple a “cancer” on the team amid reports Apple has fought with coaches throughout the season. Collins apologized Wednesday.Apple, the former 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, will finish the season with 49 combined tackles — 41 solo and eight assisted — with eight passes defended and two fumbles recovered. Former Ohio State and current Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott also faced a suspension this season for repeated rules violations including allegedly using force against his girlfriend. Meyer said he expects Elliott will be at the Cotton Bowl Friday and on the field with the Buckeyes before the game. read more

Greece Cyprus Israel to talk gas

first_imgA meeting between officials of Greece, Cyprus and Israel is being lined up for September so the three countries can agree on transporting natural gas from the Southeastern Mediterranean to the European market.Cypriot Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis said on Tuesday that efforts are being made to arrange the talks. Kathimerini understands the issue was raised during last week’s visit to Greece by Israeli President Shimon Peres. Greek officials left Peres in doubt that Athens is willing to cooperate in the project.The three options open to the potential partners are to build a liquefying plant on Cyprus so the fuel can be shipped to the rest of Europe, constructing an underwater pipeline connecting the three countries or converting the gas into electrical power on Cyprus and then transferring the energy to Greece via an underwater cable.According to reports, Sylikiotis’s ministry submitted plans to the European Commission last month for a pipeline that would link Cypriot and Israeli gas fields with the Greek natural gas network.An estimated 7 trillion cubic feet of gas lies in Block 12 of Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Noble Energy and Delek Group are among the companies bidding for offshore exploration licenses in Cyprus. These two companies, along with other explorers, have discovered a reported 26 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Leviathan and Tamar fields under the Mediterranean Sea, worth some 200 billion euros at today’s prices and enough to supply Israel’s needs for 150 years.Israel wants to export some of this gas and is reportedly examining plans to ship liquefied natural gas, or LNG, as far as Asia after 2018. But some government officials believe that most should be kept to cover the country’s own energy needs. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Clark College faculty seek pay increases

first_imgClark College’s faculty union marched through campus Wednesday to support its bargaining team, which remains locked in contract negotiations with college administrators.A group of several dozen members of the Clark College Association for Higher Education marched from the center of campus to the college’s administrative offices. Union members were clad in the trademark red of educator unions and carried the now-familiar Washington Education Association signs reading “Fair contract now!”“We feel that we haven’t been given respect or attention,” Kim Sullivan, Clark College Association for Higher Education president, said during a break from bargaining.This is a significant year for bargaining for the Vancouver community college. Last year, the Legislature granted community and technical college unions the right to bargain for salary schedules using local dollars.Retiring President Bob Knight and the board of trustees maintain the college does not have the money to provide the salary increases staff are asking for. They argue that declining enrollment means the college could see budget cuts as high as 5 percent in the coming year. On the first day of school for the fall quarter, 11,717 students were enrolled in Clark College, down from 12,055 the year prior.College spokeswoman Hannah Erickson did not comment on the specifics of the negotiations, but said the college is working with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to advocate for 12 percent pay increases in all employee salaries over the next two biennia from the Legislature.last_img read more

Software Company Launches Jamie Magazine

first_imgSoftware development company idoodle is entering into the consumer media space with the launch of Jamie Magazine, and is looking to have its first-and-only title be fully mobilized from the onset.Jamie Oliver—a celebrity chef and Food Network star—is the personality the brand is founded on. The publication, which first launched in the UK in 2008 and has local editions in Russia, Germany and Holland, will cover the entire North American market, from Canada to the Caribbean.“We as idoodle have been doing a lot of business in the UK as an education software company,” says Robert Sowah, publisher and CEO of idoodlemedia. “We wanted to take some of the innovative things we’re doing in the software world and merge it together with a magazine, which has been a very exciting opportunity.” Sowah says the publication will distribute about 300,000 copies across the continent by the end of the year, with about 50 percent heading to newsstands. Jamie Magazine will be regionalized on a per-issue basis, says Sowah. One issue, for example, might focus on the foods of New England with the next on the foods of the Caribbean followed by dishes from British Columbia.“We’re going to North Americanize Jamie Magazine, but still leaving in that wonderful British flair that makes it Jamie,” he says. “We’ve met with the Food Network and all of his shows are over here. He has a huge following and he has been a leader as a chef and food activist. It’s hitting a note with an awful lot of people [that enjoy] eating properly and having fun doing it.”From the onset, Jamie Magazine will be fully multiplatform, not only for the reader but advertisers as well. Using custom technology and its knowledge in the software space, idoodle will ensure its print content is mobile enabled.“Our technology can make any image [function] like a QR code,” says Sowah. “When the reader downloads our app they point to Jamie Magazine on the newsstands or their kitchen counter and they will get a few videos from the magazine. It will be Jamie or a chef cooking a few recipes that are inside the issue. Readers can get the recipe for that video, and we’re also integrating the advertisers into that.” Once a reader presses the recipe, up come the ingredients as well as a sponsored message. If a particular grocery store is sponsoring the video, for example, a message will show that the ingredients are on sale in that retail location and will use GPS technology to show the nearest location of that grocery store.“We’re taking the reader from the cover of the magazine all the way to the grocery store,” says Sowah. “It can map out the store for you on your phone—if you’re looking for something in particular on sale it will show you where it is in the store. We’re lifting the experience off of the magazine and letting the reader take it with them, wherever that is.”If a copy of the magazine hasn’t been purchased either on the newsstand or via subscription, a user is limited in the amount of video content that can be seen. After a monetary commitment is made, content exclusives are available through the app, which a consumer can download for their Apple or Android device.“We’re trying to make things engaging for the reader,” he says. “It’s a fun and engaging way to get readers integrated with the paper. It’s a hybrid for the readers and it also integrates the advertisers—once advertisers start seeing the possibilities of using this sort of technology to offer up traditional information to their users in fun, engaging ways, I think you’ll see an interesting and dynamic change in the way advertising is done.”last_img read more

Home Studio SlipUps 10 Common Mistakes And How To Fix Them

first_imgLearn the most common home studio pitfalls and how you can avoid them so you can get back to making musicNate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 20, 2017 – 1:43 pm The rule of thumb for building out a recording studio is this: it will cost three times as much and take three times as long as you estimate. In my experience, this is sad but true. Twitter Top 10 Home Recording Studio Mistakes home-studio-slip-ups-10-common-mistakes-and-how-fix-them Email Facebook Home Studio Slip-Ups: 10 Common Mistakes And How To Fix Them But for those looking avoid the pitfalls of setting up and running a functional recording and/or mixing space at home, help is on the way. Music Think Tank recently published their Top 10 Home Studio Mistakes And How To Fix Them.The helpful list focuses on prioritizing purchases, seeking valuable feedback, staying organized, and taking action. It all starts with laying out a game plan.”Think about what goals you have, what are you trying to achieve and figure out what will take you there,” writes Emma Becker. “Make some priorities and use your budget accordingly.”To that end, be sure to stay focused on finishing the job. You will be tempted to begin working just as soon as your DAW is up and running. But don’t forget about the other pieces of the studio puzzle, or you may end up with unhung acoustic panels, messy cable runs and an overall clunky workflow.Becker also makes a great point about reference mixes. Use them!”The fastest way to get closer to your heroes is to compare your work to theirs and get it as close as possible until you form your own taste and opinions.”Listen to those recordings you know best to gain perspective on your new environment. Want to know what the pros are using as references? Check out what GRAMMY winner Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz) and 11 other top engineers name as their essential reference mixes over on SonicScoop.Another pitfall of getting caught up in the excitement of a home studio is neglecting to stay organized. As an engineer, producer or self-recording artist, file management, as quotidian as it may sound, is of paramount importance.”Spend a bit of time to come up with a folder structure that would work for your type of projects and force yourself to use it,” says Becker, adding that creating a template project folder can save you tons of time, force you to save properly and keep your files consistent.There is much to remember when building and running a home studio, especially considering your true intention is to focus on making music, but with these tips (and a little discipline) you can avoid some of the biggest and most common mistakes. Happy recording!Ode To Reverb: From Led Zeppelin To Phil Collins, 8 Examples Of Delightful DecayRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Jack White’s P&E Wing Speech: “Let The Music Tell You What To Do” News last_img read more

Prank for a cause Ola banks on April 1 phenomenon to crowdfund

first_imgThe announcement follows the launch of Ola’s April Fool’s video, “Ola Restrooms”.Homegrown ride-hailing platform Ola launched a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to enable building toilets across India to positively impact over 20,000 people on Monday, April 1. Launched under Ola’s ‘My Ride. My Cause’ programme, users will be able to contribute Rs 1 per ride from April 2 until October 2, 2019. Ola has partnered with Gramalaya, an approved key resource centre from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, who will use the proceeds in their on-going efforts to build toilets for the underprivileged across India.The announcement follows the launch of Ola’s April Fool’s video, “Ola Restrooms”, which aimed at building awareness around the need for accessible and hygienic lavatories in India. Highlighting the need for more public toilets in the country, the digital campaign introduces ‘Ola Restrooms’, a new solution that seeks to address the dearth of facilities. Known for its unconventional campaigns, Ola used the occasion to draw attention to a social issue and turn it into a cause-based initiative.Speaking about the initiative, Anand Subramanian, Senior Director – Marketing Communications said, “Since inception, Ola has been committed to supporting causes that deeply impact our cities and citizens. Access to toilets and sanitation can significantly improve hygiene and quality of life for people. Through this campaign, we aim to heighten awareness amongst educated audiences and enable them to contribute meaningfully.” He further added, “We are proud to partner with the team at Gramalaya who have been leading efforts to build sustainable sanitation infrastructure for the past 30 years in rural India.”S Damodaran, Founder and CEO of Gramalaya, said, “Sanitation provides safety, security and privacy for women and adolescent girls and we envision a society where everyone has access to safe sanitation facilities that empower individuals and communities. Gramalaya has successfully demonstrated sustainable sanitation models over the past 30 years and plans to expand these facilities to other parts of India. We are grateful to Ola for facilitating the crowdfunding campaign to help us achieve the goal of making India cleaner and healthier.”There is a dire need to eliminate open defecation and urination in India, which is a leading cause of diarrheal infection affecting women and children in rural India. Lack of adequate toilets that adhere to the scientific sanitary standards is detrimental to India’s mission to be free of Open Defecation by 2019. Through this initiative, Ola aims to bridge the gap with the support of millions of users that take rides on the Ola platform every day.Here’s how customers can start contributing:Once a ride is booked, customers will be able to see an option to contribute INR 1 on the ride-booking screenUpon clicking ‘see how,’ customers will be able to see detailed information about Gramalaya and how their contributions will be usedThe button at the bottom of the screen that says ‘Donate INR 1 on every ride’ enables the contributionsOnce accepted, customers will see their contribution towards the initiative in the ride details screen for every ride. Customers can choose to opt in and out at any point of timeAlternatively, customers can activate contributions from the ‘Donations’ section, under Profiles in the global menulast_img read more

JabaleNoor pays Tk 1m to Rajib Mims families

first_imgMim-RajibIn response to a High Court order, Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owner paid Tk 5 00,000 to each family of the two students who were killed in a road crash on Dhaka’s Airport Road on 29 July this year.The lawyer of the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owner informed it to the HC bench of justice JBM Hassan and justice Khairul Alam through an affidavit.The hearing on the issue is likely to be held after 2:00pm today, Sunday, said the victims’ lawyer Ruhul Quddus Kajal.Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a High Court order that directed Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan owenr to pay Tk 500,000 to each of the families.On 30 July, the HC directed Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan to pay Tk 500,000 to each of the families of the two victims Rajib and Mim, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College — who were run over by a bus of the transport company the day before.The HC also asked the transport company to bear expenses for treatment of the nine injured students of the same college who were hit by the bus as it ploughed into a crowd at Kurmitola, within seven days to pay the money.last_img read more