QPR duo get international call-ups

first_imgQPR striker Idrissa Sylla has been included in the Guinea squad for a World Cup qualifier next month. Guinea, who lost their opening qualifier against Tunisia, will be at home to DR Congo on 13 November.Meanwhile, Rangers’ teenage goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski has been called-up by Poland’s Under-19s.Brzozowski, who has previously represented his country at Under-18 level, has been included in the squad for matches against Slovakia and Finland.The Slovakia game is on 11 November and Finland are Poland’s opponents two days later. Both matches will be played in Marbella, Spain.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Facebook To Sell Tickets With Eventbrite

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Facebook#news#web mike melanson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Facebook looks to be partnering with event marketplace Eventbrite, a move may have been foreshadowed by recent design changes on the site. The announcement of a partnership was first noticed by a Facebook user who sent in a screenshot to TechCrunch this morning. Facebook’s recent redesign has showed a much more public events page, a feature that would go along with selling tickets to events quite perfectly.The text of the announcement, which was hosted at facebook.eventbrite.com but has since been removed, read as follows:Collect money for your event with EventbriteEventbrite is partnering with Facebook to enable you to collect money for your event. Your attendees pay with credit card and Eventbrite collects the money on your behalf and sends you a check when your event is over. We charge a small service fee for every ticket sold. 5.5% + $.99c, which attendees pay, costing you nothing.Eventbrite has helped event organizers around the world sell over 10 million tickets. We’re excited to help you sell yours and put some delightful cash in your pocket.Until recently, the Facebook events page was primarily focused on one thing – the events you had specifically been invited to. That’s no longer the case. Now, clicking on the “Events” link in the left column brings you to a page that lists not only all the events you’re invited to, but any public events that any of your friends are attending. This seems like a definite shift in focus toward becoming more of a go-to place for finding what’s going on around you instead of just keeping track of invites. And if companies can get in on the game and start offering events that users can purchase tickets for through Facebook, then we’re talking.Eventbrite had already made it easy for its users to share events they created on the Eventbrite website on Facebook. This announcement would not only be sharing events, but allowing Facebook users to buy tickets through the site. Update: We heard back from Facebook and this is what they had to say on the supposed deal:EventBrite is currently testing a Connect implementation. We don’t have anything more to share at this time. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

City of Aspen Dumps Energy Rating Index

first_imgIf you’re building a new house in a place that’s on one of the recent versions of the IECC, you have a choice of how you show your building department that you comply with the code. The 2015 IECC has three compliance pathways, as a matter of fact. They’re listed right at the beginning of the residential section of the code. To pass, you have to choose one of the three options below and meet all the requirements therein:Sections R401 through R404.Section R405 and the provisions of Sections R401 through R404 labeled “Mandatory.”An energy rating index (ERI) approach in Section R406.The first one has a sub-choice for you to make, too. When deciding on the building enclosure specifications for insulation and fenestration (windows and doors), you can go with the prescriptive values in the tables or you can do some tradeoffs using the UA alternative. In addition, there are requirements for mechanical systems, lights, and other energy-using parts of the building.The second one is often referred to as the performance path. You have to model the home as it is built and compare the energy costs to the same home modeled with a set of design specifications given by the IECC in Tables R405.5.2(1) and R405.5.2(2).The third one is the ERI. The only way to get an ERI right now is to do a home energy rating.OK, now we’re ready to talk about what Aspen is doing.Meet the simplified alternativeThat heading is your clue to the second trend that Aspen is bucking. If you talk to enough builders, code officials, and other stakeholders, you’ll find that a lot of people think codes are too complicated. Now, I agree with Albert Einstein on this subject: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” The electrical code, naturally, has to have enough complexity to keep houses from burning down and people from getting electrocuted. Energy codes, however, certainly have room for simplification.And that’s what Aspen has done. The way they chose to do that is something I’ve written about before. Their list of compliance pathways looks like this:Sections R401 through R404.Section R405 and the provisions of Sections R401 through R404 labeled “Mandatory.”Simplified Equivalent Compliance Alternative in Section R406 [emphasis added]The only thing different is the last one. To the chagrin of HERS raters, Aspen dumped the ERI path. Don’t bring your HERS results to the Aspen building department because they won’t take them. Instead, they’ve created a truly simplified path. You don’t need a HERS rater. You don’t need to make sure you’ve got the proper R-values in the home. You just need to do three things. Make sure the building:has minimal heating and cooling loads;reduces hot water consumption; andcuts energy used for lighting.This compliance pathway in the code is so simple, in fact, I can put the whole thing right here. It’s only 189 words. Ready? Don’t blink.Section R406.1 Equivalent building option. Dwellings that meet both of the following criteria shall be deemed in compliance with this chapter.1. The ratio of the air conditioning capacity to conditioned space is less than or equal to 1 ton per 1000 square feet.2. The ratio of the space heating system capacity to floor area of conditioned space is less than or equal to 32,000 Btu/h per 1000 square feet.Section R406.2 Equivalent hot water.The distance from the hot water supply outlet to hot water pipe to the hot water entry to a room where hot water is used shall be no more than 10 ft. This shall apply to the kitchens, bathrooms with showers or tub, and rooms with a clothes washer.Section R406.3 Equivalent lighting.Dwellings in compliance with at least one of the following requirements shall be deemed in compliance with Section 404:1. Lamps over 15 watts shall be CFL, LED, or have an efficacy not less than 90 lumens per watt.2. At least 90% of the lamps or fixtures shall have an efficacy not less than 75 lumens per watt.That’s it. All you have to do is meet the requirements in those three little sections and you’re in.The part of most interest to me is the first one. (Hey, I’m more of an enclosure and mechanicals guy than a hot water or lighting guy.) That’s what I wrote about before when I posted the video of Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford and their one-act play on what they called the Perfect Energy Code.Now, the trick to doing this kind of code is choosing the correct numbers. Aspen has an insignificant cooling load (says this guy who was born in Houston) so the part about installing a cooling system with a capacity no more than one ton (12,000 BTU/hr) per 1,000 square feet isn’t real important… for Aspen.But the heating part is important. Their number is 32,000 BTU/hr for each 1,000 square feet of conditioned floor area. I asked Stephen Kanipe, head building official for the city of Aspen, how they arrived at that number. “We talked to mechanical engineers with a lot of experience in the area,” he said, “and this was the number they told us would be better than code but still achievable.”Here’s a little background for you, too. This simplified alternative was proposed for the IECC itself during the recent deliberations for the 2018 version. I spoke to someone involved in that proposal and was told that although it didn’t pass, it was well received. The main reason it didn’t pass was that they didn’t have the numbers fleshed out for the different climate zones. I think they’ll probably pick it up again for the 2021 code cycle.Where will this go?This is a big deal in the world of energy codes. It could change the direction things have been going and HERS raters don’t like it. Mark McLain, an architect and HERS rater in the Aspen area, protested the change as a relaxation of energy conservation codes. He wrote about it in his blog, where he also published the letter he sent to the Aspen city council.I think Aspen’s onto something with their new code. I don’t agree that this is a relaxation of the code. If they did get the right number for heating capacity, it should be better than the prescriptive path. I’m sure it’s not perfect, but this is a good way to keep things simple and enforceable.It’ll be interesting to see how many builders choose the Simplified Equivalent Compliance Alternative and what they do to meet it. They’ve got to get the enclosure right, though, to be able to heat their homes within that capacity limit of 32,000 BTU/hr per 1,000 square feet. And as a side benefit, they can save on the cost of strip heating to keep ice dams off the roof. If they truly get the enclosure right, they won’t need them. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLESStates are Amending, then Adopting, the 2015 IECCICC Approves Changes to Energy CodeThe 2015 IECC Recognizes Home Energy RatingsMore Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the HERS Index Why Is the HERS Reference Home Based on an Outdated Energy Code?New Energy Code Helps Inform Home BuyersAre Energy Codes Working?Could a Bare-Bones Energy Code Work? The city of Aspen, Colorado has bucked the trend. Well, actually two trends, but first things first.The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) introduced another pathway for code compliance using what’s called the Energy Rating Index (ERI). Since the only thing that qualifies as an ERI right now is a HERS Index, RESNET and HERS raters have been pushing hard to get this into state and local codes. Several jurisdictions have already adopted it and some builders are using it.Aspen, however, just adopted the 2015 IECC but they threw out the ERI compliance pathway. That’s bucked trend number one. Bucked trend number two is the motivation for what they substituted in place of the ERI. Keep reading to find out what that motivation was.IECC compliance pathwaysBefore jumping into the details of the new Aspen energy code, let’s do a quick review of the different ways you can get a new home to comply with the IECC. Also, in case I don’t make it clear in every instance, I’m writing only about the residential energy code, not commercial.last_img read more

Health 2.0 Conference: Big Data Making A Big Impact

first_imgAt the end of the Health 2.0 Conference earlier this month, I sat down with the event’s co-founders Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya to discuss the big trends. I’d been impressed and excited by the innovation demonstrated at Health 2.0. It turns out much of it was driven by Big Data.Healthcare is a huge, important industry and it’s being transformed by technology all across the board: from the personal health apps that many of us use on our smartphones, to the electronic health records in doctor practices and hospitals, to the emerging revolution of digitized genomic data.What all of those things have in common is digital data, much of it on the Internet. Indeed there’s so much digital health data now that the term “Big Data” is commonly used to describe it. Another trend is that healthcare is moving beyond the doctor’s office and into the daily lives of consumers, via smartphone apps and new platforms that host health data.SurprisesI began by asking Matthew and Indu what, if anything, surprised them over the few days of the conference.Matthew noted the evolution of natural language processing tools, which combined with Big Data are leading to surprising innovations. An example is a startup called Treato, an impressive search engine for health data that I got an inside look at during the event. Treato effectively scans millions of pieces of unstructured health data on the Web and orders it – for example creating user reviews of medication.Matthew also noted the rise of “small data making vital connections.” He pointed to one of two winners of the DCtoVC Startup Showcase, Beyond Lucid Technologies. This company offers an electronic health record (EHR) for emergency response agencies (such as ambulances). It’s an example of a health solution that delivers the right piece of information at the right time and place, enabling better on-the-spot decision making. This service potentially saves lives.Indu commented that big data is also enabling a “new level of personalization and targeting.” She pointed to the winner of Health 2.0 Developers’ World Cup, New York City-based MedTurner. The service uses natural language processing to monitor tweets for health-related information. It then analyzes those tweets and “offers relevant advice and resources.” Use cases include monitoring for signs of depression or suicide, tracking CDC travelers’ health, rare disease clinical trial matching and Medline Plus drug safety and side effects alerting.Personalized MedicineOne of the most exciting areas of health technology currently is what’s been termed ‘personalized medicine.’ MedTurner is one example, but the most interest is in consumer genomics companies like 23AndMe. The hope is that genomic data will lead to hyper-personalization of disease prevention and treatment.As Indu remarked, the current era of personalized medicine is “the oppositie of patient social network PatientsLikeMe. There’s no one like me.”Once again, Big Data is a key ingredient. Indu explained that “in order to have hyper-personalization, you need to tap the crowd and look for the pattern. It’s a kind of closed loop.”If there is one major concern though, it’s that doctors aren’t adequately trained to use genomic data. Indu called this a “massive gap” in healthcare. However she mentioned there are a couple of apps that help physicians navigate genomics.The Danger Of Information OverloadOne of the challenges of Big Data is that it may lead to information overload for doctors. Particularly when genomics takes off (it’s still early in that era). I asked Indu and Matthew how doctors will cope.Indu agreed that it’s “a massive problem [and] there is a firehose coming.” But she sees a lot of potential in dashboard tools that help doctors interpret and manage the data inflow. An example for the consumer audience is TicTrac, the winner of the startup Launch! segment during the Health 2.0 conference. TicTrac, currently in private beta, lets you track a variety of health data in one place.What’s needed is a kind of advanced TicTrac for doctors. “The hope is in some of the organizational tools that are not going to make single dumps of data, but are going to send a pattern,” said Indu. “Or they’re going to allow somebody very quickly to look at millions of data points and visualize [that] this patient needs an intervention.”Dashboard tools that do this kind of pattern visualization will become “the doctor’s best friend,” according to Indu.Matthew agreed, adding that post-operative apps that enable healthcare organizations to monitor a patient’s condition after they leave the hospital will also help.Technology Down The StackWhich leads us to another trend in health technology: spreading the workload around. Indu noted that “putting technology all the way down the stack,” so that patients or nurses can actively monitor health data, allows doctors to “just deal with things that need [their] expertise.”In particular, “the prevention part [of healthcare] is moving more to self-management tools” for consumers.Matthew remarked that this will allow doctors to see fewer patients for longer time periods, because they will be focusing on the patients that need them the most. So for example, instead of a doctor seeing a lot of patients for 7 minutes each (which is the norm these days) they will be able to spend 45 minutes on 7–8 patients per day.In summary, the Health 2.0 Conference showcased a lot of innovative health technology that will soon be not only in your physician’s hands – but yours too. Big Data is driving much of this innovation. The more health data we have and the better it is analyzed and structured using technology, the more effective our healthcare system will be.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#health last_img read more

Kneeling protester Colin Kaepernick agrees to confidential NFL settlement

first_imgKaepernick and former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid both filed a lawsuit against the NFL saying owners and officials colluded to keep them off NFL rosters for their decision to make a kneeling protest during the US anthem.Reid signed a one-year deal as an injury replacement last season with the Carolina Panthers and on Thursday inked a new three-year contract with the same club but Kaepernick has been unemployed since opting out of his contract in March 2017, missing two full NFL campaigns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKaepernick, a 31-year-old signal caller who guided the 49ers to the 2013 Super Bowl, had said he was only interested in a settlement if it meant a solid financial deal was reached.But it could also mean that Kaepernick, who has signed a deal with Nike in the wake of being ignored by the NFL for two seasons, might yet return to the league. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP rallies to take five-setter over UE in UAAP volleyball opener Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests sparked a firestorm of controversy, has reached a settlement with the NFL over his collusion grievance against the league, his attorneys said Friday.But a confidentiality clause will keep details of the arrangement private, the deal being made ahead of a planned final arbitration hearing on the grievance that was to be heard later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NFL officials denied collusion claims by Kaepernick and Reid despite comments from US President Donald Trump that urged owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who kneeled during the anthem after many NFL players followed Kaepernick’s lead in 2017.Kaepernick and Reid said they were protesting racial inequality and social injustice. Trump claimed their actions were an insult to the flag, the nation and the military.In a statement released on the Twitter account of attorney Mark Geragos, the law firm dealing with Kaepernick’s legal action against the NFL said the two sides have come to terms without indicating what those terms were.“For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL,” the Geragos and Geragos firm’s statement said.“As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”ADVERTISEMENT Mark Geragos’s past clients have included pop icon Michael Jackson and musician Chris Brown.NFLPA backs settlementThe NFL Players Association supported the decision by Kaepernick and Reid despite not knowing exact details of the settlement.“Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases. We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel,” the NFLPA said.“We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them.“We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.”One of the most respected elder statesmen of American sport, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, told CNBC on Friday that he was “happy” Kaepernick can now move forward.“He should be playing in the NFL,” said Abdul-Jabbar, who has long championed the quarterback’s right to speak out.“I hope it is settled to his satisfaction. It’s been too long.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more


first_img TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Dames is first Hospitality Hero Related Items:Adonni Garland, anya williams, Bjorn Griffiths, Demardo Clare, immigration task force, Lorenzo Wilson, Tito Forbes, Velika Brooks, Wendy Seymour DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands, 14 Oct 2014 (TCIG Press Release) – In the October edition of the Deputy Governor’s regular articles that mark and celebrate the contribution of public servants to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the head of the civil service this month turns the attention of the ‘spotlight’ programme to the Immigration Task Force.The Honourable Anya Williams said:“The Ministry of Border Control & Labour’s Immigration Task Force plays a very vital role in the Turks and Caicos Islands and in my belief is second only to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force in terms of ensuring our national security.“Although it clearly has many important functions, I wish to spotlight those key tasks associated with the preservation of national security. These functions act as deterrent to people who arrive on our shores without adequate documentation and people who try to do this are being increasingly detected, arrested and repatriated as necessary.“Clearly, the Immigration Task Force is essential to the operations of the Border Control & Enforcement Department, culminating the efforts of intelligence, compliance and investigation. “Theirs can be a challenging job, yet the team conducts its operations in a professional, lawful and humane manner, with desperate people who have often risked everything that they have to try and get here illegally. The Immigration Task Force works closely with other key agencies such as the Police, HM Customs and the Employment Services department towards the benefit of the Turks and Caicos Islands.“It is to their credit that their work is driven by intelligence and evidence, always ensuring that their efforts are complaint with our ordinances. “So, on behalf of their fellow public servants and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands I would like to recognise and sincerely thank each and every member of the Immigration task force for everything that they do on our behalf.”ENDS Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Matthew now back to Category 4 watch it storm is tricky

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:tci students studying in jamaica forced out by storm, TS Matthew back to a cat 4 hurricane Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 1, 2016 – Late last night Matthew again did what was not forecast to happen, he became the ultimate category 5 hurricane; fortunately this morning the National Hurricane Center says he has weakened slightly and is back at Cat4 strength.  Hurricane Matthew has sustained winds at 155mph.Already the TCI is impacted with changes in the winds as the storm continues west for now, but should take a northerly turn which will send it over Cuba, Jamaica and through the Central Bahamas.  By tomorrow, Jamaica will encounter the storm and TCI students studying in Jamaica will be brought home today on two InterCaribbean Airways chartered flights.A turn to the north west is forecast and there is room in that trajectory cone for Hurricane Matthew to swing more east, and if it does then the TCI would be under the gun.  Full of surprises is one way to describe what is the 13th named system for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Category 4 Storm Matthew is not to be taken lightly; as a Tropical Storm he killed a teenage boy who was outside trying to stop his house from flooding; a boulder crushed the child in St Vincent and the Grenadines.  Another report from St. Lucia says 85% of farms were damaged.The TCI’s DDME has been issuing updates and urges residents to prepare; we have about three days to be ready for the system in a worst case scenario.last_img read more

Publishers Respond as Online Consumer Data Privacy Concerns Arise

first_imgMany of the tech-savvy subscribers to Technology Review online know all about behavioral tracking cookies and either delete them manually or hit TR’s privacy page and opt out. There are also those that ignore them. None of these actions surprise TR, which designed its privacy policy to give readers better control over who sees their surfing habits and why. “We are very clear in our privacy policy. We will cookie; we track behavior; we allow them to do one-click opt-outs,” says Heather Perry Holmes, senior vice president of audience development at TR. “A lot of what drives us is that we put ourselves in the customer’s shoes.”That philosophy is in line with the Federal Trade Commission’s recent proposal to improve consumer online data protection with a universal do-not-track mechanism for data collection and tracking by third parties. FTC states that some Internet users are against the collection and sharing of their information, while some have no idea that it is taking place and others, who are aware, see it as a trade-off for desirable products or services.The agency says it has provided a framework for policymakers, including Congress, which has been grappling with the issue. This month [February] alone at least three bills have been introduced in the House involving increased consumer data privacy protection including opt-in or opt-out provisions. The increased attention is spurring the business community at large to step up self-regulation efforts, analysts say. Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have each recently announced tracking protection for their respective Web browsers. But critics argue that the new browser options are only as good as the Web sites that choose to honor them. They say the number of bad actors on the Web has not diminished, which makes even the good actors look bad.Dennis Dayman, chief privacy officer at Eloqua, which focuses on collecting and analyzing data for businesses, embraces what he calls “hypertransparency” for anyone conducting business on the Web. He says it is in every business’s best interest to provide end users with notice, consent and choice.End users should be “told in plain English and in non-legal terms what’s going to happen to their data and how you are going to use it,” Dayman says. They should know that by filling out a form, for example, they will receive an e-mail.Sal Tripi, senior director of operations and compliance at Publishers Clearing House, says consumer data privacy protection should be a concern for anyone that does business online. However, “the bigger issue is that the government feels the need to add regulation because consumers have concerns,” he says.Given the enormous amount of content on the Web that is funded by advertisers, “the absence of effective advertising will, no doubt, limit what’s available on the Internet,” he says. “But I don’t think it’s an all-or-nothing scenario,” providing that the business community comes together to raise data protection “to a level that consumers feel comfortable with,” he says.PCH teamed up with online privacy services firm TRUSTe last year to launch a behavioral advertising notice-and-choice pilot program on the PCHlotto.com site. Ads on the site included an “interest-based ads” icon that, when clicked, engaged a widget providing information about ads and ad networks. It also allowed users to control preferences or opt-out of online behavioral advertising (OBA).The program, which is now being rolled out to all PCH sites, was “a smash hit” and showed that consumers have a high comfort level for OBA when they are well-informed about how it works, Tripi says. “Not many” end users opted out of the ads, he says, “and a fair amount engaged with the widget.”Parade magazine chose a different route, partnering with video advertising network AdGenesis to launch the Parade Video Rewards program in January. The program asks users to provide detailed information about interests and purchase intentions. In turn, they receive personalized and targeted branded video content and commercials.Meanwhile, TR reviews and tweaks its privacy policy annually to make sure it is on target with business and consumer concerns, Holmes says. “We believe that our users flush the cookies frequently,” she says. “But that’s just the product of having a tech audience,” which has not stopped returning to the site.last_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Martin Garrix Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China

first_img Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced music-festivals-2018-martin-garrix-deadmau5-set-2018-edc-china Twitter Facebook News Email center_img Music Festivals 2018: Martin Garrix, Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China The famed celebration of electronic music has announced its first performers for the inaugural China festival Renée FabianGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2018 – 5:00 pm Since its inception in the ’90s, Electric Daisy Carnival has been bringing the best in electronic music to the masses who can’t seem to get enough. This year, not only will they hold the annual smash in Las Vegas in May — now with camping! — but this year EDC is headed to China for the first time, and now we know who’s performing.In the first round of lineup announcements, we learned that Alison Wonderland, Andy C, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and NGHTMRE, among others, will be performing at the inaugural China version of the famed fest, and more lineup announcements are expected to follow. EDC China will be held at the Shanghai International Music Park April 29–30. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 28.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more