Editor’s Note: The application for this position is currently closed. Thanks everyone for your interest, and check in for more job openings in the future! Attention grammar-savvy music lovers! Live For Live Music is happy to announce that we are currently opening applications for a new full-time writer position. We are looking for an experienced writer to join our editorial team, with the opportunity to move into the role of an editor based on performance. As a staff writer for L4LM, you’d be a key part of our editorial team, helping us write, edit, and research daily articles, including cutting-edge music news, engaging features, and more. Check out more about the position and what we’re looking for below, and to apply, head here.Staff Writer Day-to-Day ResponsibilitiesWrite hyper-polished, well-structured, and compelling posts about music news on WordPressEdit and proofread written pieces before publicationResearch unfamiliar topics for fact-checking and to inform articlesPost and schedule content on social networks, and monitor engagementStay on top of happenings in the music world, and identify potential storiesDevelop, research, and write longer features (e.g., interviews, premieres, marketing features)Required Experience, Skills, & TraitsPrevious experience as a writer or editor (preferably for a digital outlet)Excellent command of the English languageA proven ability to write engaging copy with logical organizationA proven ability to self-edit and find and fix grammatical errors and typosKnowledge of and presence on various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)Ability to work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with one rotating 9-5 shift each weekend (either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)Knowledge of and passion for music (specifically jam, funk, bluegrass, rock, indie, EDM, soul)Goal-driven—both personally and for the team’s overall successTime management—a self-starter with an ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlinesProfessional—can work with artists, management, and publicists while keeping their coolGood attitude—positive, passionate, and flexible with a willingness to learn new thingsAdditional Desired SkillsInterest and past experience in the music industry and/or journalismFamiliarity with SEOExperience using WordPress or other content management systemsExperience using team/project management applications (Asana, Basecamp, Slack)Strong research and interviewing skillsLocation: Remote (though preferably New York City-based/within Eastern Time Zone)Full-time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, plus one full-day rotating shift each weekend (either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)If you’re interested in working for Live For Live Music as a paid, full-time staff writer, apply for the position here.
Insurance Europe and a group of civil society organisations have set out their hopes for upcoming trialogue discussions on revisions to the IORP Directive, respectively calling for full funding of cross-border activities and support for the integration of ESG factors in investment risk management.The negotiations between the European Commission, European Parliament and the European Council will start on Monday, 29 February.Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, stressed the importance of the revised directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP II) ensuring “appropriate safeguards” for IORPs’ members and beneficiaries.It said that neither the current directive nor the proposal for IORP II addresses “significant” differences in the regulatory treatment of occupational pension funds across Europe, which is why “it is important IORPs’ cross-border activities be fully funded at all times”. Nicolas Jeanmart, head of personal insurance, general insurance and macroeconomics at Insurance Europe, said: “This will guarantee a high level of protection for members and beneficiaries, even when a foreign IORP – which is subject to the prudential rules of another member state – manages their pension promise.“It will also prevent the transfer of risks to other countries and limit the risk of regulatory arbitrage between the different prudential rules applicable to IORPs.”The federation also called for a longer period for the transition to Solvency II for those markets where insurers manage occupational pension schemes according to IORP rules.The current deadline for the move to Solvency II is 2022.ESG support solicitedMeanwhile, UK responsible investment (RI) charity ShareAction and 11* other organisations have written to the European Council to ask for its support for IORP Directive amendments recently passed by the European Parliament on transparency and consideration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in the investment process of pension funds.The letter is being sent to the financial attachés at each member state’s Permanent Representation.It noted that the common position adopted by the Council in September 2014 deleted an article, included in the European Commission’s text, that specified IORPs should carry out regulatory risk evaluations covering environmental risks.The Council’s position did not contain any provisions to strengthen IORP II in relation to management of ESG investment risks or transparency, added the civil society organisations.Wording on the inclusion of ESG risks and improving transparency was, however, included in the version of IORP II recently approved by the European Parliament via a vote from its Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) in late January.Camille de Ste Croix, senior policy officer at ShareAction, said: “We now wish to make sure these measures are not diluted by the Council during the trialogue negotiations.”The letter lists 11 amendments that the civil society organisations want the Council to support.One of these relates to the prudent person principle, with the letter noting that “there is confusion amongst IORPs” as to whether this principle, encompassing what is called fiduciary duty in some jurisdictions, allows them to consider ESG factors.As a result, said the campaign organisations, “an IORP II Directive that overly relies on the prudent person principle will not be effective at promoting long-term, sustainable investment”.*The other signatory organisations are ActionAid, Friends of the Earth, The Finance Innovation Lab, Preventable Surprises, Urgewald, Global Witness, Client Earth, E3G, Frank Bold, CORE Coalition and WWF read more
Madrid: Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui steps into the last chance saloon when his side takes on Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.Lopetegui will take his seat in the Madrid dugout after having survived Real Madrid’s home defeat to Levante on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.Many thought that defeat would have cost the coach his job by the end of the weekend. Although he has made it through to Monday, his future is still in doubt after Madrid dropped to seventh in the Spanish La Liga.Most commentators expect the former Spain boss to be sacked if Madrid doesn’t win away to FC Barcelona next Sunday, but failure to win on Tuesday will bring that sacking forward.A poll taken in sports paper ‘Diaro AS’ after Saturday’s defeat showed most fans blame Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, rather than Lopetegui for the club’s plight, but that will do little to strengthen the coach’s position.It says much about how confident most are that Lopetegui won’t survive past next weekend that the Spanish sports media are not speculating on whether or not he will keep his job, but about who will replace him, with Real Madrid B-team coach Santiago Solari, former player Guti Hernandez and former Juventus and Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte thought to be the front-runners.Lopetegui will almost certainly bring Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema back into his starting 11 after they began Saturday’s game on the subs’ bench, while Dani Ceballos also has a chance of coming into the side.He is also likely to maintain his policy of playing Keylor Navas in Europe, with the Costa Rican replacing Thibaut Courtois in goal for Real Madrid against the Czech side, who have just one point from their two group games so far, having drawn 2-2 at home to CSKA Moscow and losing their last game 0-5 away to Roma.Real Madrid’s 0-1 defeat to CSKA Moscow means they can’t afford to drop points against the weakest side in their group, but with just one goal in their last five matches, Lopetegui doesn’t need to win, he needs to win and to convince and then he needs to win again at the weekend. IANS read more
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To mark the launch of the 21st edition of Brands & Branding, South Africa’s marketing ‘bible’, on Tuesday 17 November, Brand South Africa will hold a research dialogue to explore the contribution the country’s corporate brands make to shaping the reputation of the South African Nation Brand.Corporate brands are a crucial pillar of the Nation Brand because, as the first point of contact between consumers and the South African nation, they influence perceptions about the country and its national reputation. They also make a very real, collective contribution to growing the economy, creating jobs and developing the people.A significant number of brands come together each year to participate in the Brands & Branding publication. This year’s edition – a tour de force of branding inspiration – takes stock of Branding 4.0 around a series of narrative insights and articles, written by industry thought leaders and academics, detailing the way forward under the banner of Great Brands Helping Make South Africa Great.The Brand South Africa session aims to stimulate conversation on how corporate brands contribute to shaping the reputation of Nation Brand building – a collaboration aimed at sourcing input from all involved. The focus will be on two key pillars: reputation management and South Africa’s competitiveness.The aim of this session is to gather input from participants on where and how potential collaboration can be identified between corporates and Brand South Arica for marketing the Nation Brand.Brands & Branding has delivered value to Brand South Africa by popularising the corporate image of Brand South Africa through its distribution to key corporate entities.Readership is broad and, in addition to ongoing bookstore and direct marketing sales to marketing and advertising professionals and brand owners, participating brands gain added value through its distribution to colleges, business schools, and universities.The publication is designed to facilitate the sharing of insights, methodologies and metrics, and to highlight great brands from South Africa and around the world.Details of the research dialogue are as follows:Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015Time: 10h00 to 11h00Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Classroom 226 Melville Road, Illovo, JohannesburgRSVP: [email protected] read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At a recent Grow More Experience Field Day just outside of Marysville, Syngenta hosted growers and retailers to take a look at some test plots that focus on weed pressures, insect infestations and disease issues. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Syngenta’s Retail Sales Representative for Southern Ohio, Jeff Heimerl, about how important fungicides will be after a rainy and humid start to summer.
Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Polls 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finley We’ve asked you before what your favorite IDE is. And we’ve covered a few developer-centric text editors for the iPad. But what if you want to develop apps from your browser? There are a few options available, including Ace, Cloud9 IDE (which uses Ace), CodeMirror, Eclipse’s Orion and the Chrome app SourceKit (which also uses Ace).Do you use any of these? Which one is most promising? Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts read more
The Setup PanelWe need to head to the setup panel to configure our ADR session. This is the panel where you will configure the recording and ADR guidance tools. Before you set the record track, let’s look at what we need to replace in the timeline. As you can see in my example, I have four clips that have been marked, and the marked clips require dialogue replacement. They are on track two, which is titled “Man.” Therefore, in the setup panel, I’m going to change the guide track to “Man.” This is the track that the talent will hear as a reference for their recording.With the guide track selected, we now need to choose a recording track for the dialog replacement. Alternatively, you could also use the track that has old audio as a recording track, which the software will automatically overwrite. After selecting a recording track, you can now select the recording source (this will be grayed out until you select the recording track).With the main recording settings configured, you can now set the individual parameters that will assist with the recording. First, let’s step back and look at pre and post-roll options at the top of the Setup panel. Adding seconds into this dialog box will specify how many seconds to play before and after the marked range in your timeline. For example, for my ADR session, I’m going to set my pre-roll to three seconds, and this will give me and the talent a three-second lead before the marked in point. The post-roll is for the end of the marked selection.At the bottom of the setup panel, you’ll find a variety of options that can assist the talent, such as a beep at the in-point, or even a countdown that displays an onscreen timer. You could even pair the timer with a video streamer and have a beep; there are several variations of what you could do here, but ultimately, it should reflect whatever the talent finds easiest to work with.The final parameter to configure on this panel is the character setup. If you’re working with only one actor, you may not need to use it. But if you have multiple audio clips to replace with several actors, then you can add character names to make the process more comfortable in the list panel. With the setup configured, we now can go to the list panel to enter the dialogue that we need to replace.The List PanelBefore you enter your dialogue, you first have to mark the audio clip that you want to replace. As with the edit page, you use “I” to mark in and “O” to mark out. With that done, you can now hit “new cue” and write the dialogue in the dialogue box — along with selecting which character the line is for.When you have the list panel filled with different cues, you’ll find that if you select a cue, you can skip directly to that point in the timeline. If you accidentally set a cue that isn’t where you need it, you can adjust the time in the time field above the dialog box. With the cues written, it’s finally time to head to the record panel.The Record PanelThe record panel, as you might expect, is self-explanatory once you’ve gone through the other two panels. You select the cue, the playhead will jump to that position, and you hit record. Your countdown timer, or whatever function you have selected, will display on the preview monitor, and the dialog replacement from the actor will record onto your record track.However, there are a few things to look at on this panel. One of them is hidden; therefore, you have to extend the ADR panel, and in doing so, you’ll find a handy checkbox to mark after completing the cue. So you can put away your notepad and pen — for the time being anyway.We also have a rehearse button; it makes Resolve act as if you are recording without actually recording. This will give your actor a chance to warm up and become familiar with the pre-roll. The final element of the record panel — and perhaps the coolest — is that after several takes, you can rate each take to evaluate later.This is the ADR panel. It’s a fantastic addition to the Fairlight page, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.After Effects: Create a Modern Slideshow AnimationHow to Create a Motion Graphics Template in Adobe After Effects3 Typography Motion Graphics Tips | After Effects TutorialThe Art of Finding the Right Song for your Film or VideoCreate Your Own Opening Title Sequence Using PRISM! Resolve 15 includes a very useful ADR panel. In this video tutorial, we’ll take a look at what you need to know to configure it properly.In Resolve 14, we all enjoyed the Fairlight page — a dedicated page with professional audios tools. At the time of release, Blackmagic said that the Fairlight page was not complete and that we would see updates and new tools as the software progressed — and arguably, the ADR tool is the most exciting feature we’ve seen in 15. In the following video tutorial, you can learn how to configure ADR panel to start your own ADR session. This is the standard UI layout for the Fairlight page, but before we start, we’re going to open the meters so we can see our video footage, which is integral to the process.You can adjust the panels to increase the size of the preview monitor — or by clicking the pop-out button, we can have a floating monitor, which we can increase to any size. Hitting Escape on your keyboard will quickly return the preview monitor to its docked position. With that task completed, let’s open the ADR panel, which (you guessed it) we do by clicking the ADR button.Using the ADR function isn’t difficult, but it does require some configuration, and I think this is the part where some users may trip over themselves. In the ADR panel, we have three sub-panels: List, Record, and Setup. I would have preferred to see them listed as Setup, List, Record, as that’s the way you would work through the menus until you’re ready to start recording. read more
Andre Russell managed to do the impossible as he propelled Jamaica Tallawahs to a 4-wicket victory over reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Trinbago Knight Riders at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday.In his debut match as captain, Russell blasted his way to a 40-ball century having earlier taken a hat-trick at the back end of the Knight Riders’s innings.With the Tallawahs appearing absolutely dead and buried at 41/5 in response to TKR’s CPL record score of 223/6 in the first innings, in stepped Russell.Favouring the leg-side but also striking spinners and seamers alike down the ground with a seemingly unstoppable combination of exquisite ball-striking and sheer brute force, Russell bent the game to his will.Sunshine snack power shot! @JAMTallawahs #cpl18 #CricketPlayedLouder pic.twitter.com/vsYJF48jrqCPL T20 (@CPL) August 11, 2018His hundred came up from a CPL record-equalling 40 balls with a record-breaking 12th six. By now, though, Russell’s targets were not personal ones and he was still there at the end to send the winning six – his 13th of the night – high into the Trinidad sky and over the ropes off Sunil Narine with three balls remaining. His final tally was 121 not out from 49 balls with six fours to go with those 13 maximums.Remarkably, Russell became the second man to take a hat-trick and score a hundred in the same T20 match, England’s Joe Denly having done so for Kent only last month in the Vitality Blast.”First game as a captain at this level, definitely it’s a good start. I am gonna enjoy this till it lasts. The hard work has been paying off. I appreciate the drop catch. These things happen in the game. I’m happy that I can contribute to the team. Happy for the boys,” Russell said at the post match presentation.advertisementIn case u missed it .. @JAMTallawahs #Andrerussell #magical pic.twitter.com/GlV9rau5fKAndrew Richardson (@richietrash) August 11, 2018″I believe in Kennar. That’s the reason he is in the lower order with me. He’s there to back up. I’m happy for him. He’s like a brother to me. I got emotional when he got to his fifty. I don’t have a problem batting at 7. We have a dinosaur tail. I get the job done there, so I am happy,” Russell said.Russell found a willing ally in Kennar Lewis, who made 52 from 35 in a 161-run partnership, but this was all about one man.”With Andre it was pretty easy to bat, I just rotated the strike. I played simple. He’s my brother (chuckles). It (pitch) was a little bit slow in the first innings. It came onto the bat quicker later and was easier to bat,” Lewis said after the match.The Knight Riders could well have reached a total closer to 235 had it not been Russell’s hat-trick. Chris Lynn’s 27-ball 46 and half-centuries from Colin Munro (61 off 42) and Brendon McCullum (56 off 27) had set things up well, and heading into the final over, they were 212/3.What an innings @Russell12A … just brilliant!! #MVP pic.twitter.com/FS2ojNcXrkChris Gayle (@henrygayle) August 11, 2018McCullum then hammered a four off Russell, but Dre Russ fought back. McCullum miscued a full-toss and walked back the very next ball, Dwayne Bravo (29) was cleaned up by a yorker, and Denesh Ramdin holed out. Russell ended with 3/38.The Knight Riders skipper Bravo admitted Russell was an unstoppable force on the day. “Well played to him and congrats on winning the first game as a captain,” he said. “Not much we can do, I’m very happy for him personally. He proved why he’s the best in the world at the moment. I hope he stays fit and healthy.” read more
Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) has provided $4.5 million to further boost the operations of the Government’s national school-feeding programme, which will supply an additional 1,500 meals for students. Story Highlights The money was officially handed over to Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) during a ceremony at the National Heroes Circle offices of the Education Ministry on Wednesday (March 14). He noted that the initiative, which represents good corporate citizenship, will go a far way in advancing the Ministry’s effort to provide greater support to students in need of nutritious meals, many of whom depend on the State to provide the only substantial meal they receive daily. Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) has provided $4.5 million to further boost the operations of the Government’s national school-feeding programme, which will supply an additional 1,500 meals for students.The funds will facilitate the provision of meals for the remainder of the academic year, which ends in June 2018.The money was officially handed over to Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) during a ceremony at the National Heroes Circle offices of the Education Ministry on Wednesday (March 14).Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, welcomed the donation, noting that it will significantly help to fill gaps in the feeding programme, particularly at the early-childhood level.He noted that the initiative, which represents good corporate citizenship, will go a far way in advancing the Ministry’s effort to provide greater support to students in need of nutritious meals, many of whom depend on the State to provide the only substantial meal they receive daily.The Minister said this partnership with ROJ will ensure that more children attending school are provided with the appropriate nutrition that will improve their educational outcomes.Minister Reid also praised State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, who requested assistance with boosting the programme to support more children, for forging the partnership with ROJ.For his part, Mr. Green noted that the Ministry has been working to expand the scope of the programme, by increasing the number of products that are provided in the system.“That is why this injection will help us to do just that… . We’re now going into the final semester of the year, and this will enable NPL to roll out more products,” he said.In the meantime, Marketing Director for ROJ, Tina Matalon, said the entity’s support to the school-feeding programme, is “a small but worthy contribution…which will make a difference in providing the nutrition that (children need)”.“We don’t think any child should go to school hungry. We do believe that all children need proper nutrition and proper meals to be able to learn. As an organisation that feeds the nation, we want to make sure we do our part to feed the students,” she said.Mrs. Matalon further informed that this support represents the first step in the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Jamaica ‘Add Hope’ initiative.Add Hope is an international initiative by KFC’s parent company, Yum International, which collects donations in-store to fund meals for undernourished children.Mrs. Matalon noted that the ROJ is currently in discussion with the Education Ministry to launch a second phase of the programme in September 2018. The second phase will enable KFC customers to donate part proceeds from select menu items towards the school-feeding programme.NPL, which is responsible for the production and distribution of meals to schools under the national nutrition programme, currently provides approximately 300,000 students in more than 800 schools with breakfast and/or lunch each week.They include youngsters on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), and others deemed vulnerable. read more