Escaped inmate found hiding in ceiling of hospital

first_imgAdvertisementTags: EscapedHospitalInmate AdvertisementCampbell refused to come down voluntarily, but was captured using ladders, reports said.The inmate could face additional charges because of the escape attempt.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisement Fort Myers driver arrested for hitting LCSO deputy & leaving the scene April 6, 2021 Florida prison guard charged with sexually abusing 3 inmates February 5, 2021 MARSHALL COUNTY, IN / CNN — An inmate who was in the hospital climbed into the ceiling in an attempt to escape custody, according to Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Inmate Jeffrey Campbell was taken to the hospital on Wednesday around 9:30 a.m.While he was in the hospital, he managed to lock himself inside a bathroom, then removed multiple ceiling tiles and climbed into the metal structure in the ceiling, deputies said. Law enforcement responded to the hospital and found the inmate in the ceiling above the emergency department, officials said. RELATEDTOPICScenter_img Authorities searching for Florida inmate released from jail by mistake January 29, 2021 Advertisement Loyal dog waits outside hosptial for 6 days for sick owner January 23, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Surging demand drives up price of flood recovery tools

first_img By Daily NK – 2016.10.03 9:54am Facebook Twitter Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April SHARE In this session of “Market Trends” we look at skyrocketingdemand for a number of goods in the marketplace due to the massive floodingthat hit the northeast regions late August. As you may recall, back in August, severe flooding in theNorth Hamgyong Province swept away homes and key facilities, and has displacedtens of thousands of residents. We’re now hearing more details about the extentof damage to the area. One of the things we’ve also learned is that many peoplewho have lost their homes are relying on the markets to buy tools such asshovels, so that they can repair and rebuild their homes.Residents are buying these tools to clean up the debris andwaste that has piled up around their homes. Although prices have skyrocketeddue to the limited supply, residents have no choice but to make thesepurchases.One of the most conspicuous price jumps has been forshovels. Usually 5,000 KPW is considered expensive for those made in NorthKorea in factories or by a neighborhood blacksmith, but now it’s not evenpossible to buy them for 6,000 KPW. I’ve heard in the city of Hoeryong in NorthHamgyong, Chinese-made shovels have jumped to 32,000 KPW.Some of the soldiers mobilized for reconstruction work arerequesting leave in order to buy tools elsewhere, which suggests that they’refacing an overall shortage in the materials and equipment required. Sourcesreport that people are worried that the price of hoes may jump to 5,000 KPW –the price usually reached during the peak season for weeding or during toolexpos. The issue is that many residents in the areas hit by the worst floodingdon’t have enough money to buy these tools.Big or small, North Korea does see regular flooding eachyear. Does that mean tool prices usually jump around this time of the year?Since the mid-90s, there’s been a lot of flooding in theNorth and that’s because so many people have been cultivating small plots ofland to grow crops and sustain themselves. Due to the chronic lack of trees andnative vegetation, even a small amount of rain can lead to landslides andsevere flood damage. I haven’t looked into tool prices during past floods so Ican’t be entirely sure, but this year, they’re calling the flooding a majordisaster. I would imagine prices had risen slightly in the past, but this year,the expectation is that prices will continue to rise for quite some time, expect for certain goods subject to recent price regulations.A lot of people in that region have lost not only theirhomes, but all the crops that were ready for harvest as well. These losses haveinadvertently caused a windfall for some vendors in the markets, right?Right. A lot of people have had to set up temporary shelters on higher grounds,within public buildings and other open areas, using plastic sheets. So plasticrolls and other goods like boots are selling well.Currently, thin plastic sheeting is selling for about800-900 KPW per meter in the market, while the price of thicker plastic hasjumped by about 500-1,000 KPW from its original price. For those who have torebuild their lives from scratch, securing these rolls is an extra burdenweighing them down.Another thing people in the region will have to worry aboutis kimjang (making, sharing of kimchi) for next year, which they would usuallystart next month.Sources there tell me that a lot of people in places likeYonsa, Musan, Hoeryong, and Namyang don’t really know how they’re going to makea living, so more residents are giving up on the idea of kimjang, which theyrely heavily on as a staple source of food for at least half a year. Some ofthe people had saved up money during the summer in the hopes of buying rice andcorn in the fall (when they’re cheap), only to lose everything in the flood.These cases are not isolated incidents, so when you look at the overall damage,it’s hard to know how bad things really are for those thousands of householdsacross the region.When it comes to support for the victims, what does thestate do? Do people receive government aid of any kind?In theory, the government is supposed to provide assistanceto the flooded areas, but that’s no longer the case. What the leadership doesnow is force other residents to cough up money and tries to resolve theproblems that way. It’s the same with the recovery work. The regime mobilizespeople from other regions, but there are no good means of transportation andpeople in most areas are busy with their harvest, so it’s not an easy task.That’s why soldiers are being mass-mobilized. Just like last year, when theRason area was hit by floods, a large number of troops have been dispatched forrecovery work. But of course this all falls far short of what’s needed for thisyear’s floods, so that’s why we’ve seen Pyongyang ask for international aid. It’s likely the North’s fifth nuclear test has discouraged alot of outside parties from offering humanitarian aid, making things moredifficult for the flood victims. Thank you for sharing this with us today. News Surging demand drives up price of flood recovery tools News center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only)last_img read more

Benefits like employer tips and RRSP contributions to be part of B.C. health tax

first_img Canadian Press Feds make minor updates to RRSP rules in Budget 2021 The British Columbia government has released the fine print on its new employer health tax as it diverts the cost of medical services plan premiums away from individuals.The tax notice says the annual payroll tax will apply to employers starting in January 2019 and will, among other things, cover salaries, bonuses, vacation pay, tips paid through an employer, and employer contributions to RRSPs. Related news British Columbia provincial parliament building, Victoria, BC jenifoto/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter RRSP contributions remain steady despite Covid-19, advisors say B.C.’s $500-million investment fund to help small, medium sized businesses Keywords RRSPs,  British Columbia Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The NDP government has already said employers with a B.C. payroll of more than $1.5 million will pay 1.95% of their total payroll, while businesses with a payroll of between $500,000 and $1.5 million will pay 2.95% after $500,000 is subtracted from that payroll amount.Firms with a payroll at $500,000 and below won’t pay the employer health tax, which the Finance Ministry says in a news release ensures that 85% of businesses will be exempt.Employers with a B.C. payroll tax over $600,000 and charities with a payroll over $1.6 million will be required to make quarterly instalments.Finance Minister Carole James says the government is eliminating regressive medical services plan (MSP) premiums and returning about $1,800 each year to families.“While other provinces scrapped MSP premiums, the former government doubled and downloaded these unfair fees into middle-class individuals, families and seniors.”last_img read more

Portland to Stage Several Activities for Health Month

first_imgRelatedPortland to Stage Several Activities for Health Month RelatedPortland to Stage Several Activities for Health Month RelatedPortland to Stage Several Activities for Health Month Advertisementscenter_img Portland to Stage Several Activities for Health Month UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Several events will be staged in Portland to observe Health Month from October 1 to October 31.The events, which are being planned by the Portland Parish Health Committee, will include a church service on October 1, in Buff Bay; an official launching ceremony on October 3 in Port Antonio; health fora on October 9 and 12 in Port Antonio and Buff Bay, respectively; a health exposition in Port Antonio on October 18, a health fair in Long Bay on October 28 and a health conference in Port Antonio on October 31.Secretary of the Portland Parish Health Committee, Bentley Steer, told JIS News that a deliberate effort was being made to stage the events across a number of communities in the parish, in order to gain the participation and support of as many persons as possible in the parish.He said the celebration would be carried out under the theme: ‘Our Nation’s Health Begins With Me’, adding that the planning committee was working assiduously to ensure the support of the young people of the parish.Mr. Steer said that in addition to sensitizing the residents of the parish about the services offered by public health facilities in Portland, the activities have been carefully planned to alert them about the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles in order to prevent diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and HIV/AIDS.He pointed out that at the health fair, there would be free testing for a number of illnesses, including heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and hypertension.Mr. Steer implored the people of the various communities of Portland to give their support to the events, and make full use of the opportunities and services to be offered.last_img read more

Chemicals cleaned out by hundreds

first_imgChemicals cleaned out by hundreds Hundreds of residents dropped off more than 35 tonnes of chemical waste at Council’s annual Chemical CleanOut over the weekend, making it one of the most successful events yet.The annual event gives residents the chance to dispose of their unwanted hazardous chemicals around their homes or garages including household cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, pool chemicals and much more.Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said it was fantastic to see almost 1,000 cars attend and take advantage of the service.“As a community we produce all types of waste around our house and Council is committed to helping our residents dispose of their waste correctly,” Cr Fedeli said.“It is important as a community that we continue doing the right thing to help keep our environment in pristine condition.“I have received some great feedback from the community about the Chemical CleanOut and how great it was.”Council runs, and supports, a number of waste services for residents to take advantage of, including:Three free kerbside collection services per residential property, per financial year;A battery recycling program, in partnership with Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils;A free quarterly recycling drop-off day, to help manage the extra recycling material;A free Electronic-waste service available to residents and small businesses; andThe NSW Government’s Return and Earn program, for eligible drink containers.For more information, future Chemical CleanOut events and how to dispose of your waste correctly, go to camden.nsw.gov.au/waste-services /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:battery, Camden, Camden Council, Campbelltown, Chemical, community, council, environment, future, Government, house, local council, NSW, property, recycling, recycling program, Small Businesslast_img read more

Study finds majority of casual workers think employers right to enforce jabs

first_imgStudy finds majority of casual workers think employers right to enforce jabs A new study suggests almost three quarters of the casual workers in Australia believe their employers have a right to ask staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The study of 500 casual workers carried out by workforce management platform Humanforce also found 70% of those surveyed are more likely to be vaccinated if it’s recommended by their employer.The study highlights the important role employers play in reducing hesitancy around being vaccinated. The research found 67% of respondents had been concerned about their health in the workplace throughout the COVID-19 period and it was the main reason they wanted to be vaccinated. However, 24% were still undecided on being vaccinated and 12% said they did not intend to have the jab.Humanforce CEO Clayton Pyne said there has been a lot of talk as to whether certain employers would move towards mandatory vaccinations in a bid to speed up the country’s economic recovery.“Many employer groups have publicly advocated for businesses to be able to direct staff towards being vaccinated to help avoid future outbreaks and workplace disruptions, and most casual workers are clearly supportive of this, which is a positive finding for safe workplaces and business continuity in 2021,” he told HRD.“It’s very apparent that casual workers are concerned about COVID-19 and their health at work, and that they expect their employers to step in and take charge of protecting them and others while in the workplace.“That’s why employers must now ensure they are prioritising the fine tuning of their organisation’s position on COVID-19 vaccines.”Aside from certain industries like health and agedcare, most employers will struggle to enforce mandatory vaccinations without a directive from the federal government. Under the Fair Work Act, employers can legally make a directive but it must be lawful and reasonable – which is where many employers could fall short.Employers would have to argue that the risk of infection is high and that other measures like PPE and social distancing are ineffective. Employers also have to tread carefully to avoid breaching anti-discrimination laws by imposing a one-size-fits-all approach to vaccinations, as well as avoiding isolation and bullying of employees who may not wish to be vaccinated.Australia’s vaccine rollout recently hit a hurdle after concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine and potential side effects for those aged under 50. Health authorities estimate the rare blood clotting syndrome affects four to six cases per 1 million AstraZeneca vaccine recipients. As a result, Denmark is the latest country to pull the vaccine from its roll-out program.So far in Australia there have been two cases of blood clots which health authorities believe are linked to the AstaZeneca vaccine. It sparked the government to change the roll-out approach last week, advising that the Pfizer vaccine should be given to Australians aged under 50 to reduce the risk of side effects. But despite Scott Morrison’s assurances around the safety of the vaccine, it’s feared the concern will slow down the uptake of vaccinations across the country and as a result, the government’s willingness to reopen borders to the rest of the world. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian Payroll Association, Denmark, Employees, fair work, Fair Work Act, federal government, Government, health, infection, isolation, Morrison, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, social distancing, Vaccines, workforcelast_img read more

CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business Sources on Financial Crisis

first_imgSanjai Bhagat, professor of finance, can address the credit crisis brought on by the subprime mortgage industry. Bhagat’s research interests include corporate lawsuits and business valuation and his teaching interests include corporate finance and governance and also entrepreneurial finance. He can be reached at 303-492-7821 or [email protected] Leach, professor of finance and Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Professor in Entrepreneurship can address issues and concepts related to corporate bailouts. His research interests include corporate and venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, structure of securities markets, real options, information economics and game theory. His teaching interests include corporate and venture financing, derivative securities markets and investment banking. He can be reached at 303-492-5665 or [email protected] Melicher, professor of finance, can discuss corporate mergers, bankruptcy and other restructuring; asymmetric information and financial signaling topics; and entrepreneurial finance issues. His teaching interests include business financial management, applied corporate finance with case applications to financial management topics and issues, and investment banking. He can be reached at 303-492-3182 or [email protected] Moyen, associate professor of finance, can address issues related to risk management. Her research interests include capital structure and corporate investments and her teaching interests include derivative securities. She can be reached at 303-735-4931 or [email protected] Stutzer, professor of finance, can address the continuing development of a unified approach to investment; securities valuation; and valuation model parameter estimation based on the statistical theory of large deviations. His teaching interests include financial theory and fixed-income securities analysis. He can be reached at 303-492-4348 or [email protected] Thibodeau, Global Real Estate Capital Market Chair, CU Real Estate Center, can address concepts and issues related to capital markets, the rating agencies and the subprime mortgage industry. His research interests include measuring and modeling spatial and temporal variation in real estate prices, identifying real estate submarket boundaries and real estate investment. He can be reached at 303-735-4021 or [email protected] Published: Sept. 30, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Concerns of Nutrition and Dietetics Group are Being Addressed – Dr. Ferguson

first_imgRelatedHealth Ministry Reviewing Customer Care Policy Concerns of Nutrition and Dietetics Group are Being Addressed – Dr. Ferguson Health & WellnessFebruary 25, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (right), is about to open the new administrative offices of the Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics (JAPINAD) located on the grounds of the Nuttall Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew. The Minister officially opened the offices during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held recently. Participating in the event (from centre) are: President of JAPINAD, Kirk Bolton; and Lord Bishop of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands, Rt. Rev. Dr. Howard Gregory. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is assuring members of the Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics (JAPINAD) that the Government is working to address several matters the group has raised.“I am well acquainted with the issues of your association…and I can assure you that (they are) going to be dealt with,” the Minister said.He was responding to concerns raised by JAPINAD’s President, Kirk Bolton, during the official opening of the association’s administrative offices at the Nuttall Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew, recently.Among the issues is a call for the government’s acceptance of JAPINAD’s proposed amendments to the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) Act, governing the island’s nutritionists and dieticians.While noting significant advances in the levels and availability of training of nutritionists and dieticians, Mr. Bolton contended that the law has not “kept pace” with developments in the profession. As such, academic progression has far exceeded the requirements set out by law.“The PSM Act makes reference to a diploma level education to certain categories of our members. The training institutions in Jamaica have dispensed with the diploma for many years and, instead, now offer degrees. The reality is that even while these professionals are graduating with higher levels of qualification with the capability of filling higher level posts…they are still licensed in the category of a nutrition professional with a diploma,” he said.Mr. Bolton also noted that the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM), which licences nutritionists and dieticians, needs greater autonomy in the management of its affairs, similar to other health councils.“This would reduce the number of issues…that are impeding our advancement and the necessary changes which need to take place,” he said.Noting that “the best days for JAPINAD are ahead of you,” Dr. Ferguson advised that proposed amendments of the Act and recommendations regarding the council “are before us and we are working assiduously to ensure that it happens”.In the meantime, Mr. Bolton informed that the new offices will house Jamaica’s first nutrition consultancy incubator.“This is an interesting arrangement, which will allow for interval rental of office space by members. The members will be allowed the use of the office at specific times per week and they will be guided by a licenced preceptor,” he said.A non-profit organisation launched in 2002, JAPINAD has a membership of over 100 professionals and para-professionals, who are largely employed to the Ministries of Health, and Education, tertiary institutions, and in the private sector.The association’s mission is to encourage excellence in the practice of nutrition and dietetics by lobbying with government, the business sector and other institutions to ensure improvement of the nutritional status of citizens. Story HighlightsThe Government is working to address several matters the Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics has raised.Among the issues is a call for the government’s acceptance of JAPINAD’s proposed amendments to the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) Act.The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM), which licences nutritionists and dieticians, needs greater autonomy.center_img RelatedMinistries to Promote Healthy Foods Advertisements Concerns of Nutrition and Dietetics Group are Being Addressed – Dr. FergusonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJamaica Society for the Blind Constructing Low Vision Centrelast_img read more

Outdoor dining to reopen in L.A. County as state stay-at-home order is lifted

first_imgHomeFeaturedOutdoor dining to reopen in L.A. County as state stay-at-home order is lifted Jan. 26, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsOutdoor dining to reopen in L.A. County as state stay-at-home order is liftedClara Harter5 months agoBarbara FerrerCOVID-19LACDPHoutdoor diningreopening With Governor Newsom rescinding state stay-at-home orders on Monday, L.A. County officials announced that outdoor dining and personal care services will reopen.The restriction rollbacks come amidst the promising news that the statewide surge in cases is slowing down. Average daily cases peaked in L.A. County at over 15,000 on Jan. 8 and dropped by over 50 percent to 7,238 on Jan. 20.LA County now returns to the color coded system in the most restrictive purple tier. However, the system does allow for the immediate opening of indoor personal care at 25 percent capacity, outdoor private gatherings of up to three households, and hotels for tourism.On Friday County Health Officials will release an order allowing outdoor dining to reopen with occupancy limits. This order will also require non-essential businesses to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to discourage late night gathering.“Please don’t take this news to mean that you can return to a life of normalcy,” said County Supervisor Hilda Solis. “Masks, physical distancing and limiting activities are still key to getting out of this pandemic until we can get everybody vaccinated.”Solis urged residents to avoid gathering for the upcoming Super Bowl as large sporting events have significantly contributed to Covid surges in the past.Community transmission remains high in Los Angeles with 6,642 new cases reported on Monday — more than double the average case count reached at the height of the summer surge. While the County isn’t out of the woods yet, all key health metrics are trending in the right direction.On Jan. 20 the average daily positivity rate was 12.9 percent, down from 20 percent at the beginning of the month. Average daily deaths, which peaked at above 200, have now dropped to below 160.“Hope is on the horizon, but please continue to do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Director of Health Services Christina Ghaly. “Numbers in the hospitals are declining and we take that as a very positive finding, but remember they can easily and quickly go back up again if we let our guard down.”County officials reported that 853,650 vaccine doses had been received as of Monday and 525,747 doses had been administered as of Jan. 21.The County’s vaccine appointment system is currently booked through the end of the week, but more weekend slots will be added in the coming days, according to L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.“Our weekly shipments are significantly lower than what we need,” said Ferrer. “Our ability to vaccinate people in L.A. County remains very constrained by supplies.”Appointment availability to receive a first dose will be limited for the next few weeks as the majority of slots will be reserved for people in need of a second dose.“I’m advocating directly to the new president of the United States Joe Biden to send more vaccine doses to Los Angeles County as we are one of the hardest hit counties in the country,” said Solis. “Furthermore, I’m asking the president to prioritize Los Angeles County in rolling out the community vaccination centers, which will be supported by FEMA.”Vaccines are currently being distributed to over 200 sites in L.A. County. Ferrer recommended residents visit vaccinatelacounty.com for the most up to date information on vaccine availability[email protected] :Barbara FerrerCOVID-19LACDPHoutdoor diningreopeningshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentUS virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats upTrump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOPYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Mobile to drive explosive video, music growth

first_img Telefonica warns on multivendor data disparity Diana Goovaerts Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 FEB 2019 Industry must address urgent IoT security threat HomeMWC19 – News Mobile to drive explosive video, music growth MWC19 – News center_img Executives from Vimeo and Universal Music Group identified mobile as the backbone for future innovation in video and music streaming, enabling explosive growth for both industries.During a keynote session on Monday, Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge said “the role of the mobile business in streaming has been critical”, citing agreements with a number of operators to bundle music services into their tariffs.He added: “They completely changed and defined, as has mobile, how media is consumed and enjoyed.”Though music streaming has quickly gained traction in the US, Grainge said there’s plenty of room for growth in other established and emerging markets: “If you look at some of these markets they’re still heavily physical markets…In the UK and Germany, 65 per cent of their business is still a physical product, and the US is 90 per cent digital. So I feel very optimistic about the growth that we have in a lot of the mature markets.”He added mobile is driving his company to explore new music experiences, including short form video, VR and AR, gaming and social messaging.Anjali Sud, CEO of video platform Vimeo, similarly credited mobile as a driver of growth in video.“This year over 80 per cent of all mobile traffic itself will be video, so this really is the medium that everyone has to learn,” she said, adding the market for tools like Vimeo which help creators produce video is a $20 billion opportunity.Sud said analytics and AI are increasingly important tools for creators looking to maximise their impact across platforms, while noting the company is working to translate all the data it collects into actionable information.“Those insights always are useful. But one of the hardest things for so many people is data is available, but it’s how do I actually make that data insightful and useful.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleT-Mobile could lead with mmWave for 5GNext ArticleShowfloor feature: BMW Tags Experts believe even AI can’t stop ad bots Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more music streamingMWC19video streamingVimeolast_img read more