2009 Be Active Super League

first_imgTompkins Claim First Men’s Open CrownThe Tompkins Park Sharks have claimed their first ever Men’s Open trophy, claiming the 2009 Be Active Super League crown with a dominant 9 – 5 victory over Perth Brothers in Perth tonight (Sun 8th Nov).Hosting the finals series, Tompkins Park flew out of the blocks to take a 3 – 0 lead in just the first three minutes, and although Brothers never lost touch with the Sharks, the home side always looked in control of the match, after taking a 7 – 2 lead into half time.In the Women’s Open division, Northern Districts made it back to back Super League victories, defeating Perth Brothers 5 – 3 in the final.Surprisingly to some, Shelley Matcham donned heavy protection to her knee and contributed to the win, while fellow Australian representative Zoe Aiken-Dacey took control in the middle of the ground.Earlier in the day, the Fremantle Rebels took the Mixed Open title over Bunbury.  Both teams were locked at 4-all at half time, and although Bunbury’s Jeremy Te Uira crossed for four touchdowns in the match, it wasn’t enough to stop Freo from running over the top of the south west team to win 9 – 6.The focus of teams now shifts to the Be Active State Championships, appearing in November for the first time.  The State Championships will feature 42 teams and players from around Western Australia from 20th – 22nd November at McGillivray Oval.2009 Be Active Super League – Scores & AwardsMen’s OpenTompkins Park Sharks (9) def Perth Brothers (5).Keith Harris-Walker Medal – Jessie Murphy (Tompkins Park)Finals Referees   Karen Woods                                Brendon Antrobus                                Tony ArnelWomen’s OpenNorthern Districts Spirit (5) def Perth Brothers (3)Karamea Dorset Medal – Michelle Gilpin (Northern Districts)Finals Referees   Phil Galvin                                Justin Parsons                                James McMahonMixed OpenFremantle Rebels (9) def Bunbury (6)Finals Referees   Richard McIlroy                                John Bedford                                John CorserRelated Filesmedia_release_081109-doclast_img read more

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Call-out for youth program coaches & managers

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is currently seeking to appoint suitably qualified coaches to the vacant coaching and team manager positions within the National Youth Program. The Australian Youth teams will be attending the 2020 Youth Trans Tasman in Australia in January 2020.Expression of Interest ProcessTFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Elite level coaches and managers to fill the following positions.National Youth Program:Men’s 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMen’s 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomen’s 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomen’s 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMixed 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMixed 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerCoach and Assistant CoachTo submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for all coaching positions please click on the link below. The link will take you to a page to submit your details for the application.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youthprogram2020The EOI will include:NameContact DetailsNCAS Coaching LevelPrevious Elite level (only) Coaching ExperienceVarious questions which can be found by clicking the above link.Expressions of interest for these coaching positions will close at 5pm Monday 4th March, 2019.Team ManagerTo submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for the team manager positions please click on the link below. The link will take you to a page to submit your details for the application.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youthmanager2020Expressions of interest for these positions will close at 5pm Monday 4th March 2019.Appointment TermsThe appointment term for these positions will be from date of appointment in 2019 through to completion of all responsibilities after the 2020 Youth Trans Tasman. This campaign will involve attendance by the appointed Coaches and Managers at all team and national selection camps throughout the Trans Tasman preparation.Appointment ConsiderationsAs an Australian coaching staff member there will be a large emphasis on interaction across the program, innovation within coaching and constant professional development.  This will require a need for individuals who are willing to participate in a collaborative environment, with high levels of accountability, adherence to improving technical knowledge and a focus on leadership and management.The appointment processes for all volunteers within the HP Program, takes into account the balance of the applicants’ current skills and areas for improvement.  In the same way coaches select athletes to fit a role within a team plan, volunteers will be selected and required to full fill the role to deliver success for Touch Football Australia.Outlined below for your information is the prescribed key selection criteria for all volunteer appointments within TFA:Actively work as leaders within the broader organisation, with an ability to promote positive/collaborative working relationships and represent the organisation in a professional manner.Actively promote a positive culture among the appointed group, reflective of the organisation’s expectations for all participants within the sport, and above all else in line with TFA Code of Conduct and other policies.Display an ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.Actively communicate and prepare for specific requirements of the role.Complete agreed assigned tasks to the expected standard of the organisation.Maintain absolute confidence with any confidential or Intellectual Property related information of the organisation.Hold and/or obtain required accreditations to undertake the role.Support TFA in the coordination and development of other volunteers.Aiding in conflict resolution as required.Photography: Phil McIlwraithlast_img read more

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Novelist Steven Galloway files defamation suit over sexual assault allegations

first_imgVANCOUVER – The former chair of the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia is suing a woman, claiming she falsely accused him of sexual and physical assaults.Steven Galloway’s lawsuit also accuses two dozen other people of repeating the accusations on social media.The lawsuit filed by the novelist in the B.C. Supreme Court claims he was defamed and suffered damage to his reputation. It asks for damages and an injunction preventing the defendants from repeating the allegations, as well as having them removed from the internet.“The defamation began with false statements by (the woman) to several other defendants, who recklessly repeated and asserted the truth of the accusations both within UBC and publicly on the internet, including on Twitter,” the statement of claim says.Galloway was suspended from the university in November 2015 while an investigation was completed into what the school said were serious allegations of misconduct.In December of that year, the university asked a former B.C. Supreme Court judge to investigate complaints against Galloway. Mary Ellen Boyd’s report, submitted in April 2016, has never been made public.Galloway was fired that June.A labour arbitration decision later ordered the university to pay Galloway $167,000 in damages for statements the school made during the process that violated his privacy rights and harmed his reputation.However, the faculty association withdrew its claim to have Galloway reinstated to his post without giving details. The issue of whether the university had cause to dismiss the professor was no longer contested.Galloway’s statement of claim, filed on Friday, says he had a consensual romantic affair that lasted two years with one of the defendants. Unless consent has been granted, The Canadian Press does not identify those who allege they have been sexually assaulted.The statement says both were married, and their affair was adulterous. It asserts that the woman made the false allegations to “deflect blame and create a false narrative to portray herself as innocent in the affair.”None of the allegations made in the statement of claim have been proven in court and no statements of defence have been filed.The woman could not be reached for comment, but a lawyer who represented her previously, including during Boyd’s investigation, says no client of hers has been served with a claim.“It appears the plaintiff took the story directly to the press,” Joanna Birenbaum said in an emailed statement.Birenbaum directed The Canadian Press to an open letter posted online that she wrote to university president Santo Ono, asking him to release Boyd’s full report to her client.“UBC’s refusal to disclose an unredacted copy of the Boyd Report to (the woman) is preventing her from responding to defamatory attacks on her character and causing harm and damage to her reputation,” says the letter, dated Aug. 29, 2018.Attached to the letter were excerpts of redacted sections of the Boyd report that she received.The document says Boyd accepted the woman’s allegations that Galloway made increasingly inappropriate sexual comments and advances towards her over a number of months in late 2010 and 2011.“I find that (the woman) found herself in a situation where the ‘stakes were high’ since she believed that unless she tolerate this conduct, her acceptance into the MFA (master of fine arts) program and other special treatment she had been promised … might be in jeopardy,” the letter says.Galloway responded to a request for comment with a statement saying he was prohibited from discussing matters related to his termination.He said Birenbaum’s comments deflect attention away from his claims that the woman made multiple false and malicious allegations against him, “the most destructive of which includes sexual assault.”“I have already apologized for my consensual relationship with (the woman); I deeply regret it, but I do not accept her lies or attempts to promote herself and profit from them.”Galloway’s lawyer, Daniel Burnett, said the lawsuit is about far more severe accusations than those mentioned in the redacted Boyd report.Galloway said in a statement issued in November 2016, shortly after the Boyd report was released to him, that on the balance of probabilities the retired judge found he had not committed sexual assault.In an article written for the National Post that was published in July, Galloway wrote that he did not assault his accuser, referred to as the Main Complainant or MC.“A highly respected former B.C. Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Ellen Boyd, after conducting an exhaustive, five-month investigation, determined that she was ‘unable to find’ that any of MC’s allegations happened, and that not a single one of the ancillary complaints constituted any form of misconduct,” he said.The lawsuit names 24 other people for allegedly repeating the allegations of sexual and physical assault. The Canadian Press attempted to reach many of those named, although some use a pseudonym and others are only identified as John or Jane Doe.Glynnis Kirchmeier is accused of defamation in a tweet from February of this year.“That piece said Galloway had an ‘affair,’ which we now know is what he calls raping,” the statement of claim says of a comment on social media.Kirchmeier said in an interview she hasn’t been served the statement of claim and she’s not concerned about the allegation.“I don’t know how much of an economic strait he’s in, but if he thinks that one tweet justifies any sort of damages to him, I just don’t see it.”Mandi Gray says she also hasn’t been served the document and doesn’t know what she is alleged to have done.“I tweet a lot, so I’d have to see the actual tweets themselves,” she said, adding she has been outspoken about the way the university handled the case.“I think it’s really concerning if we aren’t able to talk about these cases, especially when we have people in his corner speaking so loudly about due process.”Others named in the lawsuit declined comment, while many couldn’t immediately be reached.Galloway is the author of three novels, including “The Confabulist” and “The Cellist of Sarajevo.” He was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.Burnett said if his client were to sue over every unfair statement that is in the public domain the lawsuit would involve many more people.“He has focused this lawsuit on the most serious allegations, the allegations that are effectively criminal in nature, people who are calling him a rapist, a sexual assaulter,” he said.Burnett said several of those named in the lawsuit have been served the statement of claim.last_img read more

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Reds Indians week in review

Cleveland IndiansThe Cleveland Indians struggled offensively once again, going 2-4 in series’ against the Los Angeles Angels and the Minnesota Twins.After taking only one of three from the Angels, the Tribe returned home and only won one in a weekend series against the division-leading Twins.The Indians are 10-14, 5-and-a-half games behind the Twins in the American League Central and in third place behind Detroit.Studs: Austin Kearns. The former Cincinnati Reds slugger had a big week, with seven hits and six RBIs in three games against the Angels. He came into Sunday’s game against Minnesota hitting .357, with two home runs and 12 RBIs.Duds: The offense. The Indians’ offense continues to be a major disappointment, with an American League-worst 85 runs. Those fortunes could change when highly touted catching prospect Carlos Santana gets called up from the Columbus Clippers.Up Next: The Indians continue their homestand with three games against Toronto beginning Monday and a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers. Cincinnati RedsStep by step, the Reds are creeping back from a sluggish start to the season.The Reds opened up their week on the road with a three-game series at Houston.For the first time this season, Reds fans had their chance to bring out the brooms, as the Reds swept the series against the Astros.Pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo had some solid outings, each recording a win in the first and third games of the series respectively, and Mike Leake continued a brilliant start to his professional career recording a win off his seven-inning, five-hit performance in the second game.Pitcher Johnny Cueto helped the Reds’ win-streak get to five games on Friday, as the Reds won at St. Louis.The streak then came to an end Saturday as the Reds couldn’t match the Cardinals’ late-game surge, losing the game 6-3.Studs: The Rotation. At the beginning of the season, it seemed like these guys were never going to win a game for the Reds. In just this past week, Harang, Leake, Arroyo and Cueto all recorded wins, and didn’t leave it up to late game heroics to ensure a Reds’ win.Duds: Jonny Gomes. It was tough because no one Red had a really bad week. Gomes has only two hits in 15 at-bats over the last six games, though, and he’s a liability in the field as it is.Next Week: The Reds come back home this week as they host a series with the Mets today, and then get a day off before hosting a three-game series against the Cubs. read more

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Gracia believes that Doucoure should stay at Watford

first_imgJavi Gracia is certain that Abdoulaye Doucoure shouldn’t rush on his move from the club because he can fulfil his European dream even with the Hornets if he will, in the end, decide to stay here.The new Watford coach knows that there are a couple of clubs interested in Doucoure and he would be keen on a potential transfer as well – but he believes that it wouldn’t be the right choice.The Spaniard spoke about his side’s talented player as he said, according to Sky Sports:Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.“Doucoure is playing for a very big team, playing in the Premier League and in the future I would like him to play with Watford in Europe.”“Maybe in the future, he can play with other big clubs who play in the Champions League.”“But what I feel at this moment is that all of our players are proud to belong at this club. They are concentrated on the next match and trying to put the team as high in the table as possible.”last_img read more

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Solskjaer reveals what he told his squad

first_imgThe Manchester United caretaker had to tell his team to not “feel sorry for yourself” after they lost 2-0 at home against PSG.Paris Saint-Germain came to Old Trafford and went back to France with a 2-0 victory over hosts Manchester United.The game was part of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And in his first defeat after being assigned caretaker of the club, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to his players.“Don’t feel sorry for yourself,” Solskjaer was quoted by the Manchester United official site.“This is something you’ve got to learn from. This is a level up from what we’re used to. They were experienced, they bought some fouls – things like this, this is just part of their learning as players.”“Many of our players are very young. It’s the first time Jesse and Marcus will play a proper Champions League game at Old Trafford. So, learn from that. You can’t feel sorry for yourself,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We have to bounce back,” he said. “At this club, you have to bounce back. In a tournament like the Champions League, it’s going to be difficult whoever you play against but our bread and butter is the league and we’ve got the FA Cup against Chelsea as well.”“We have to look forward. We’ve got Chelsea and Liverpool in the next two games. Whoever is feeling sorry for themselves they will not play, probably, against Chelsea,” he commented.“We’ve got so many games to play for, so no. You can see the reaction in the changing room, they’re disappointed but there is some determination and desire there to put it right.”“When we go to Paris we’ll give it a go. Of course, it’s a difficult mountain to climb but it’s not impossible if we get to half-time with a 1-0 lead, that’s what we’ve got to look for,” he concluded.🔴⚪️⚫️ #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019last_img read more

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Trump Says He Will Void Birthright Citizenship Law through Executive Order

first_img Share Updated at 10:45 a.m. ETPresident Trump is planning to use an executive order to strip birthright citizenship from America’s laws, rather than trying to change the Constitution through an act of Congress. The potential move, which would likely trigger numerous legal challenges, would seek to end the conferring of citizenship to children of noncitizens who are born in the U.S. — which is currently guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said. He discussed the plan in an interview with Axios on HBO that is slated to air Sunday.Birthright citizenship is granted in the 14th Amendment’s first sentence: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”The concept is based on jus soli — “right of the soil” — meaning that children born in the U.S. have a claim to citizenship, even if their parents lack legal documentation to be in the country.Trump has mentioned the idea of voiding the amendment before, most notably in August of 2015, when the birthright issue became part of his hard-line policies on immigration as a presidential candidate. Now Trump is discussing the birthright citizenship law roughly one week before U.S. voters will head to the polls for the 2018 midterm election.The amendment became law in 1868, as a rebuke to the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, which held that freed slaves were not U.S. citizens. Since then, its meaning and reach have been debated in courtrooms and in American society, with many questions centering on the phrase “the jurisdiction thereof.”“That means that they are subject to the laws of the United States, that they can, for example, be prosecuted for violating American law,” constitutional law professor Suzanna Sherry told NPR in 2015.The law excludes the children of foreign diplomats — and in the 1860s, it was intended to give peace of mind to immigrants.As Sherry, who teaches at Vanderbilt University, told NPR in 2015, “the United States had experienced quite a bit of immigration, and immigration was viewed as a very good thing. And so this was essentially putting out a welcome mat to immigrants by ensuring that their children born here would be citizens.”To change the law, Sherry said, you would need to either amend the 14th Amendment through Congress or ask the Supreme Court to overturn its earlier interpretation of the law and limit its benefit to people who are in the U.S. legally.The president says he has the power to act on his own.“You can definitely do it with an act of Congress,” Trump said in the Axios on HBO interview. “But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”He added, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years, with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous, and it has to end.”Birthright citizenship is the law of at least 30 countries, including many U.S. neighbors in North and South America. All of the countries in Europe grant citizenship by jus sanguinis — by “right of blood.”The president said he has spoken about the issue with the White House counsel. As for when it might happen, Trump said, “It’s in the process. It’ll happen — with an executive order.”Responding to the president’s words, Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, predicted, “This will set up the court fight.”CIS identifies itself as a nonpartisan think tank, but it has called for tougher U.S. immigration policies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated it a hate group.If Trump moves ahead with his plan, Krikorian said via Twitter, “the order will be enjoined, case will eventually reach SCOTUS, which then will finally have to rule on the meaning of “subject to the jurisdiction.”Critics of birthright citizenship have said it encourages pregnant women who want to immigrate to travel to the U.S. to have their babies, hoping to gain citizenship for their children and potentially ease their own path to becoming U.S. citizens.While it’s difficult to track the exact number of children whose parents are in the U.S. illegally, the Pew Research Center has reported that in 2014, 3.2 million children — nearly 6 percent of all K-12 students in the U.S. — had at least one unauthorized immigrant parent and were citizens because they were born in the U.S.Krikorian said the executive order is “long overdue,” but Trump’s idea to revoke birthright citizenship is “ill-timed” and misguided, says Kristen Clarke, the executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.“Aside from being unconstitutional, such an executive order would exacerbate racial tensions, exploit fears and drive further polarization across the country at a moment that calls for the promotion of unity and inclusion,” Clarke said.Jess Morales Rocketto, whose Families Belong Together group has fought the Trump administration’s family separation policy along the U.S.-Mexico border, was more blunt.“This is ethnic cleansing,” Rocketto said. “This is an attempt to whiteout America’s history and heritage as a nation of immigrants. And it’s unconstitutional.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Rep Johnson With veto governor blows opportunity to do the right thing

first_img Rep. Steve Johnson today harshly criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of funding designed to ensure those who have been exonerated of a crime would receive the compensation due to them from the state of Michigan.“The governor had the chance to do the right thing for the wrongfully convicted in Michigan – and she absolutely blew it,” said Johnson, who sponsored House Bill 4286. “With her veto, she’s saying she doesn’t care about fulfilling the state’s obligations or following state law. She’s saying she doesn’t care about atoning for mistakes when the government violates its duty to safeguard an individual’s rights to life and liberty. She’s saying she doesn’t care about people who spent decades locked up for crimes they didn’t commit.”Johnson’s legislation was unanimously approved in both the House and Senate, with a perfect combined vote of 148-0 – making the governor’s veto even more shocking.Johnson, of Wayland, said his measure is necessary to ensure the state fulfills responsibilities outlined in the Michigan Wrongful Compensation Act of 2016. The law established a state fund to award an individual exonerated of a conviction with $50,000 for each year unjustly spent in prison. But the fund is essentially bankrupt, Johnson said, while wrongfully imprisoned exonerees are having their livelihoods compromised.Johnson’s legislation would immediately add $10 million to the state fund, covering the shortfall at least until next fiscal year’s state budget plan is finalized. The governor’s veto letter – while claiming to support funding for this purpose – inexplicably states she does not support the money’s inclusion in House Bill 4286, and she vetoed the funding while approving the rest of the bill.The measure also ensures the Legislature receives regular reports about pending claims and the balance of the fund to prevent future shortfalls.Johnson’s plan would benefit exonerated Michiganders such as Richard Phillips – who spent more than 45 years in prison after a wrongful conviction in Wayne County, then returned to society with no support system to help him get back on his feet. Dozens of other Michigan residents could be in similar situations.“The governor ought to be ashamed of herself for this disgraceful act, and for playing politics with people’s lives,” Johnson said. 10May Rep. Johnson: With veto, governor blows opportunity to do the right thing for wrongfully convicted Michiganders Categories: News,Steven Johnson Newscenter_img ###last_img read more

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The EBU has partnered with the Council of Europe t

first_imgThe EBU has partnered with the Council of Europe to track alleged violations of media freedom in member states.The EBU has become the eleventh partner to join a platform that was set up by the Council of Europe to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists.The platform allows partners to issue alerts concerning threats to media freedom, with issued alerts sent to the authorities of the concerned country and to the different Council of Europe institutions.“I am pleased to welcome the EBU to the platform and I am convinced that this partnership will strengthen the impact of the Council of Europe in addressing media freedom challenges,” said Council of Europe secretary general, Thorbjørn Jagland.“As the leading alliance of public service media, the EBU has unique expertise, working for almost 70 years for and with broadcasters. Our two organisations share a conviction that public service media needs to secure its editorial independence and institutional autonomy.”The news came as the EBU launched a new ‘Quality Journalism initiative’ to help newsrooms redefine and reposition their offer to audiences.The scheme was launched at the EBU’s General Assembly with the publication of report titled Perfect Storm, which aims to address the challenges facing public service news providers.“The EBU has been supporting Members to deliver high-quality news and journalism since its inception. However, Members are now facing a period of unprecedented change and we want to see what new services we can offer to meet new demands,” said EBU director of media, Jean Philip De Tender.last_img read more

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UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has used his

first_imgUK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has used his Alternative McTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival to endorse the idea of creating a publicly owned British Digital Corporation (BDC) – a sister organisation to the BBC that could take on Netflix and Amazon by delivering entertainment and information to the public.“A BDC could use all of our best minds, the latest technology and our existing public assets not only to deliver information and entertainment to rival Netflix and Amazon but also to harness data for the public good,” said Corbyn.“A BDC could develop new technology for online decision making and audience-led commissioning of programmes and even a public social media platform with real privacy and public control over the data that is making Facebook and others so rich.”Corbyn said the organisation, the idea of which was initially floated by James Harding, the former BBC director of home news at the Hugh Cudlipp lecture earlier this year, could become the access point for public knowledge, information and content currently held in the BBC archives, the British Library and the British Museum.“Imagine an expanded iPlayer giving universal access to licence fee payers for a product that could rival Netflix and Amazon. It would probably sell pretty well overseas as well,” he said.In his lecture, Corbyn also called for a freeing up of the BBC from government control by having some executive BBC Board members by staff and non-executive directors by licence fee payers.“To help decentralise the BBC, national and regional boards could also be expanded, with elections by BBC staff and local licence fee payers. All boards should be representative of the country, with a minimum representation for women and minority groups,” Corbyn said.The Labour leader said that empowering BBC staff would make the corporation’s top management more accountable.Corbyn also called for devolution of programme making to regional and national level within the UK with the help of new regional boards.Speaking about media more broadly and about the need to support journalism in the public interest in particular, he also called for a one-off tax to be levied on global technology giants to fund public service media and journalism if a future government could not negotiate a longer-term funding arrangement for media with the web companies.“One solution to funding public interest media could be by tapping up the digital monopolies that profit from every search, share and like we make,” he said.“A strong, self-confident government could negotiate with these tech giants to create a fund, run entirely independently, to support public interest media. Google and news publishers in France and Belgium were able to agree a settlement. If we can’t do something similar here, but on a more ambitious scale, we’ll need to look at the option of a windfall tax on the digital monopolies to create a public interest media fund.”last_img read more

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Advertising on connected TVs CTVs now accounts f

first_imgAdvertising on connected TVs (CTVs) now accounts for nearly half of impressions served.This is according to the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), which has evaluated Q1 2019 performance metrics from its, AdBridge platform.The report points out that 2018’s ‘advertising conversation’ was based around mobile and 6-second video ads, their impact has been less than ideal. In Q1 2019, mobile video ads make up just 25% of all impressions, with the impressions from 6-second ads being negligible. However, the quarter has seen a huge rise for CTV impressions, making up 49% of the total. These ads have a 97% completion rate, largely because they are generally unskippable. As such, the industry is driving against short-form advertising and towards longer ad lengths. In Q4 2018, 30-second ads first displaced 15-second spots as the most common ad length, and the growth trend has continued. Adverts of 30-seconds in length accounted for 69 percent of all ads in Q1 2019, a 20 percent increase over the prior quarter. ER projects that ads of 60-seconds and longer will become more prevalent in the coming quarters. Sixty-second adverts increased nearly five-fold year-over-year, with 2-minute ads registering for the first time on the ER Benchmark radar. “The digital advertising ecosystem is undergoing a total disruption which is driven by the growth of non-linear TV formats. The upside is significant for nearly everyone,” stated Mary Vestewig, senior director, Video Account Management at Extreme Reach. “Publishers are able to maximise the value of their inventory which will bring the revenue needed to create more high-quality programming. Meanwhile, audiences have an unprecedented selection of entertainment options and with new capabilities for targeting they should get more personalised and relevant advertising.”last_img read more

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