4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… At RDCRD LBL’s launch 10 record labels are participating so the selection is limited. I’m not hip enough to have heard of more than just a few of these bands, but I’ll check them out once the site is up. Comparisons to the awful SpiralFrog, another ad-supported music site that was more or less born dead, fall short; SpiralFrog is thoroughly locked down with DRM and it’s full of bands you’ve heard of before. Peter Rojas, the man who was present at the founding of both of the two most linked-to blogs on the internet (Engadget and Gizmodo), launched the online music site he’s working on today. Called RCRD LBL (record label without the vowels, you know how unhip vowels are, why not get rid of them all?) the site hasn’t been accessible since it went live. Update: Rojas stopped by to leave a comment saying the site was back up and sure enough it is. I’m getting a musical education already. The RCRD LBL site, bless its overworked little heart, was designed by New York’s Gelo Factory, who have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the Rhizome art community blog to the social site of the AARP. Related Posts Tags:#music#web Music can be downloaded, it can be streamed and it can be listened to through a widget embedded on any web page or on the OSX dashboard. marshall kirkpatrick None the less, here’s the details. RCRD LBL will provide free, DRM-free music for download and streaming. It will be ad supported and the company simply asks on its site that you not reuse the music for commercial purposes. We’ll see how well that works, but there’s really no viable alternative. “In a world where many people get their music for free,” the folks behind the experiment say, “we wanted to create a site where bands we loved could put their music out there for free AND get paid for it.”
View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda came through in the clutch and defeated rival Letran, 73-68, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions mounted an 11-2 game-closing run to take a 72-65 lead with 1:12 remaining in the fourth with Robert Bolick scoring four points in the charge.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Bong Quinto led the Knights with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jerrick Balanza had 16 points.Rey Nambatac struggled against the defense of Bolick as he put up just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. The defending champions improved to 16-1 and continued their winning streak to 15 games while the Knights dropped to 8-9, tying Arellano U and San Sebastian at the fourth spot.“It’s a rivalry game, we have to win this game to prepare us against Lyceum on our final game,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “I commend Calvin [Oftana] for giving us a good start and Robert [Bolick] did a good job in the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOftana’s seven points in the first period helped the Red Lions get a 21-14 edge in the first 10 minutes.Donald Tankoua, though, was the high-point man for San Beda with 15 points to go along eight boards while Oftana and Bolick had 13 points apiece. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims
Photo from Fiba.comAndray Blatche knows how important outside shooting is for Gilas Pilipinas if it wants to come out of the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of wins.“We had a good job on defense, but we missed a lot of open shots and we got to look on that if we want to get better,” Blatche said on Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice at Meralco Gym, on the eve of its clash against Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Hopefully, we’ll be focused and hit the shots and play at a much higher level than Japan. If I get the ball and I see they double me, I have to pass the ball to the open man and hope he hits the shot. If I see my teammates struggling, if I have to take over, be aggressive, and try to get to the rim all the time, I will. It always depends,” he said.“The number one thing on my mind is the win, not to go out there and get a bunch of points. It’s about winning and playing the game the right way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ The naturalized big man said that this early, the team is anticipating the visitors to test the Filipino shooters with their zone defense.After all, the Philippines struggled to put the ball through the rim as it shot 38-percent from the field and a measly 29-percent clip from downtown, where it also missed its first eight attempts from threes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“They’re gonna zone us a lot, and that’s from watching us play against Japan,” said Blatche, who finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks in the win. “They’re probably thinking that we’re gonna miss a lot of shots, but hopefully not.”Blatche, however, expressed confidence that the Gilas shooters led by Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and Matthew Wright will be able to knock down shots. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “This will be the first broadcast TV show with a Black Canadian lead,” says showrunner Kane. “And I think it will push boundaries. Whatever preconceived notions some people may have about Blackness or Black women, and what that means to be a character on TV, we mean to challenge that.”Kane and executive producer Amos Adetuyi started seeing prospective Marcies last week. The show starts shooting in August, so the timing is tight. But the woman who plays Marcie will have some big, imaginary shoes to fill. So far Kane says he has seen about 30 candidates, but the field remains open. Advertisement Facebook Showrunner and creator of Diggstown , Floyd Kane. (RANDY RISLING / TORONTO STAR) “We are looking for someone who can carry a show on her shoulders,” says Kane. “Marcie is in almost every scene in the pilot. What I’m impressed by is that there is such a tremendous amount of talent that we’ve already seen. I’m a bit overwhelmed at some level already. Even if the people I’m seeing don’t turn out to be Marcie, I’ll find a place for them. But Marcie is special.”It’s hard to imagine in a society as diverse of Canada we haven’t had a drama starring a Black woman. And the casting comes at a time of increased awareness in the industry of how minorities are portrayed — from the #Hollywoodsowhite theme at the Oscars to the recent racist tweets from television star Roseanne Barr likening an Obama aide to an ape.It was really only six years ago that Kerry Washington made history in the Shonda Rhimes-created drama Scandal in 2012, as the first Black American to lead a prime-time network drama in four decades. Scandal ended its final season in April, although it wasn’t the first to feature a Black female star. That distinction belongs to Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love! which aired for one season in 1974.In Canada, there have been miniseries (CBC’s Book of Negroes) cable shows (Syfy’s Killjoys) and comedies (Global’s ’Da Kink in My Hair) featuring Black women.But prime-time procedural drama has been the gold standard attracting eyeballs for traditional, prestige network viewership. Apart from Scandal, that includes shows in the U.S. such as How to Get Away With Murder and Empire. Those shows catapulted stars Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson to a greater fame.“Was I shocked that there wasn’t a drama with a Black star before? Yes, of course,” says Heather Conway, the CBC’s executive vice-president of English services and the person ultimately responsible for green-lighting the show. “If Canada is more diverse, we should be diverse. We’re not putting something on the air just to be different. It has to excellent.”Conway says the CBC should be on the forefront of change. As a lesbian, she says she had never seen her own sexuality reflected onscreen until shows such as Showtime’s The L Word came along in 2004, about a group of gay friends. “When I first saw it I thought, ‘Wow, is this show for real?’ and I’m in the community. And that thought seems shocking to me. But if I announced today that there was going to be an LGBTQ character in a show nobody would blink. It’s surprising how long it takes to change and how quickly this can become the new normal. Because it should be.”Canada has not been completely behind the times. The CBC drama Street Legal, which is getting a reboot this season, featured a groundbreaking character in Anthony Sherwood as Dillon Beck, a Black lawyer. In 1987, having an interracial relationship was seen as groundbreaking on network TV.One problem, says Kane, is that the industry has a diversity issue not just in front of the camera but behind as well.“I have been looking for senior female Black writers for my writers room, but there are maybe four or five in the entire country,” says Kane. “That’s an issue.”Kane, a former entertainment lawyer and executive with Salter Street Films and DHX Media before writing for shows such as Continuum and Backstage, says the film and TV world is not unlike the legal world when he was a young lawyer working for a big Bay Street firm.“Law firms were very white, but we eventually saw the turn happen. And I think that’s happening now,” he says.Diggstown, which will be shot in Halifax, came about after Kane tried to develop a legal aid drama a decade ago.“We don’t see poor people on TV” and current legal dramas such as Suits tend to be glossy interpretations of what lawyers do, says Kane. “I have a brother who drives a truck. And I kept thinking, ‘What happens if he gets pulled over for drunk driving?’ He loses his licence, he can’t work, he can’t support his family. He might end up homeless. He doesn’t get to see his kids. It’s a progression. And who are the people who help him out of that predicament?”Kane leans back in his seat, opening his hands wide.“The thing I love about Halifax is that when it’s this wide its beautiful. There are vibrant colours, greenery and a touch of water. And when you get close you see the grime. There’s a lot more going on.”In some ways, Kane could be describing Marcie Diggs. There are many shades to Diggs, including the fact the actress who plays her better be athletic. In the opening scene she’s surfing.“The first time we see her onscreen she’s in the water. It’s that whole notion about Black people, and water and swimming, that they don’t do those things. It’s just the opening salvo of a longer journey,” says Kane with a grin.By TONY WONG | Television Critic Advertisement Marcie Diggs is a corporate lawyer at the top of her game. But when her aunt commits suicide after a malicious prosecution, she decides to work at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.Diggs, in the words of her creator Floyd Kane, is complex. She’s stubborn. Single-minded. Optimistic. She’s also Canadian and just happens to be Black.The actress who plays Marcie Diggs, the star of CBC’s Diggstown, premiering this winter, will make history: She will be the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on mainstream network TV, according to the public broadcaster. 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At the 23rd annual Webby Awards in New York on Monday night, presenters and honorees reflected on the advances that led to both the highs and lows of the internet in 2019 – and how the organization itself has had to evolve to accommodate that rapid shift.“When we started in 1997, pretty much the only thing people were using on the internet was the World Wide Web. There was no Snapchat, no Instagram, no social media, no mobile phones – it’s changed a lot!” Webby Media Group CEO David-Michel Davies told Variety before the ceremony. “But I think the spirit of what the internet was about then and is about now hasn’t changed. It’s about accessing information, being able to ask questions and have answers all the time and being able to connect with people.” ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO CREDIT: JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock One of this year’s winners changed that: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. “Since stopping school last October to protest the climate crisis, Greta has gained nearly three million followers and inspired millions of young people from Melbourne to Mumbai to strike with her on Fridays and demand action on the climate emergency,” Graves said. “The climate strike makes me want to turn back to the internet. It represents the promise of the internet: the ability to unite people all over the world in pursuit of something better.”DeRay Mckesson of “Pod Save the People” stressed the same values, noting how social media can amplify social good and praising honorees whose work helped to “defend the marginalized” and “shed light on dark corners of our world.” The ACLU’s five-word acceptance speech for “Trans in America: Texas Strong,” which won best longform documentary, summed up that ethos perfectly: “Great stories make people change.” The ceremony is adapting accordingly – this year’s awards included voice categories for the first time in light of innovations like Amazon’s Alexa – but host Jenny Slate had some suggestions of her own. “I wish the Webbys would recognize some more of the categories that I’m into,” she said. “For example, why isn’t there a Best Site for Browsing Through Hundreds of Turtlenecks After Four Glasses of Red Wine? I don’t mean to critique the event as it’s occurring, but I think somebody should look into that,” she quipped. Related The comedian also revealed her personal favorite thing on the internet: YouTube clips she describes as “Peter Pan” fails. “They’re really all about somebody backstage yanking the wrong cord and then one of the children getting ripped out of their beds,” she explained, laughing. “Just Wendy, Michael, or John pretending to sleep in a local production and then being like, ‘Whoa!’” Amid the jokes, memes, and appearances by the likes of Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty, Issa Rae, Hasan Minhaj, Monica Lewinsky and Michael Douglas, guests of honor also acknowledged the darker aspects of life online today. Half a century after the first message was sent on ARPANET, the web has evolved in ways no one could have anticipated – even its co-founder, Vint Cerf.“There are a lot of things that happen on the net that you and I wish wouldn’t happen. It’s a mirror of our society,” Cerf said. “But the Webbys tell us what’s possible. It tells us why we should be optimistic about the future.”The internet was “a completely different place” when Claire Graves, now the Webbys’ executive director, first joined the organization a decade ago — and recent events nearly made her abandon it entirely. “Hate on the internet is building; fake news is spreading,” she said. “In March, not far from my home in Australia, a white nationalist went into mosques in Christchurch and live streamed himself murdering 50 people, in a chat engineered for the internet, maximized to go viral, to spread his message of hate and incite further violence. That was the moment for me, after everything that has happened this year, that I finally wanted to put the internet down.” Actors on Actors: Michael Douglas & Benicio Del Toro (Full Video) CREDIT: Paul Zimmerman/Variety/REX/Shutterstock Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Darjeeling: The recent meeting between the Darjeeling Tea Association and the trade unions failed to resolve the ongoing arrear impasse. In January 2018, the daily wages of tea garden workers had been increased by Rs 17.50. In majority of tea gardens in the Hills, the increment took effect from March 2018.”Though a year has passed, still the arrear has not been paid in around 60 per cent of the tea gardens in the Hills,” said Balam Tamang, president, Darjeeling sub division committee, Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union, which is affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. There are 87 gardens in the Hills. On March 1, the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union had issued an ultimatum to the gardens that if arrears were not paid within March 6, the dispatch of tea would be stopped from March 7. The joint forum of tea trade unions had threatened to stop plucking of leaves, if arrears were not paid by March 10. “Arrears could not be paid to tea workers because of financial paucity. By stopping plucking and dispatches the financial situation would further get compounded which would be detrimental to the interest of the workers and the onus of which would be on the trade unions themselves,” said Sandeep Mukherjee, principal advisor, Darjeeling Tea Association. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe unions have decided to continue the agitation. “The meeting failed because the Darjeeling Tea Association did not agree to pay arrears by March 10. They have not announced a fresh date for a meeting also. We will continue with the protests,” Tamang said. The joint forum has also decided to continue with the agitation. “We will wait till March 10 as declared earlier. If they fail to pay the arrear we will stop plucking tea leaves from March 11,” said Saman Pathak, a member of the joint forum.
November 7, 2017 2 min read While typical entry-level jobs today pay around $40,000 to $50,000 annually, if you choose the right career route, you could be starting your career off making around six figures right off the bat. Of course, that depends on your job. Unsurprisingly, if you’re in technology, you’re in luck.A recent study by Comparably that analyzed nearly 20,000 anonymous employee salary records from companies big and small, public and private, uncovered the top six entry-level jobs that have average annual salaries of $90,000 or more.Related: 8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to SucceedOne of the highest paying jobs for people just stepping into the workforce is that of a data scientist. So if you know how to use computing technology to discover trends and develop tech-savvy techniques to solve problems, here’s a career path for you, and the good news? The average entry-level employees makes a whopping $110,850 every year. Following close behind, entry-level product managers make nearly $105,000 a year, and developers come in third for some of the entry-level highest salary at $96,000 annually.Unfortunately, salary also varies depending on gender, with women usually earning less. But some good news for women who take on the roles of data scientists or developers: they make higher annual salaries than men — overall, around $3,000 more annually. However, men who are mobile developers typically make substantially more than women, with an average $100,000 for men and $80,000 for women.Related: The 9 Highest-Paying Jobs for MillennialsOf course, where you’re located can also determine how much money you’ll bring in every year. If you’re looking to stack up the big bucks, your best bet is moving to big tech-driven cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. Overall, entry-level techies make around $145,000 every year in these places.To learn more, check out the infographic below. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global