Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Hotshots had San Miguel backed into a corner for three quarters, but they couldn’t pull off an underdog miracle against the rampaging defending champions, who showed tremendous heart and poise in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Magnolia led by as much as 23 and held a 74-60 lead heading into the fourth quarter before the four-peat seeking Beermen unleashed a maelstrom no magical wisp can stop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup titleSan Miguel finished off the hard-fighting Hotshots, 108-99, after two overtimes in a game that brought out the best in Victolero and the respect from San Miguel’s multi-titled coach Leo Austria. No ordinary Sunday race Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “As a coach, I can’t wish for anything more,” said Victolero after the Game 5 loss at Mall of Asia Arena. “We talked that we would all give our hundred percent, but I know we exceeded that and I know there’s no such thing as 101% but there it was.”The Beermen and the Hotshots pounded it out in the fourth quarter in the first extra time, before June Mar Fajardo and company found a second wind and outscoredy the Hotshots, 14-5, in the final five minutes.READ: Victolero still optimistic as Magnolia defense slows down San MiguelVictolero is also a first-timer in a Finals series, and to lead an undermanned team against the mighty Beermen was something Austria had to commend.“I have to give credit to coach Chito because they had a good game plan,” said Austria. “His entire coaching staff, I also have to congratulate them and I knew from the start they would be a contender.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism It could’ve been a Cinderella story, but Magnolia just didn’t have enough to get a happy ending.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Austria’s team first held the lead after Arwind Santos’ opening basket, 2-0, and only took it back in the second overtime when June Mar Fajardo gave them a 96-94 buffer.“They gave it all, and there’s nothing to be ashamed off,” said Austria of the Hotshots.READ: Victolero vows Magnolia won’t stop looking for ways to beat San MiguelVictolero’s team in the finals had no Marc Pingris and Justin Melton, two players who both have championship experience after helping the then San Mig Coffee Mixers to the 2014 Grand Slam.Although Victolero never used his team’s injuries as an excuse, that was the reality that he was dealt with.“I’m very proud of my players because they moved on [from Pingris and Melton’s injuries] and everybody stepped up,” said Victolero. “We entered the finals, played a very good team in SMB but because of our lack of experience, we couldn’t make it through.”Victolero, accepting the fact that they lost, had nothing to do but hope that their fairy tale will have another chapter in the next conferences.“Hopefully we can get back to this level in the next conference, we will just work hard to achieve our goal,” added Victolero. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments
As there continues to be uncertainty surrounding when elections will be held in Guyana, a team of officials from the United States-based Carter Centre is in Guyana to get perspective on the situation.Officials from the Carter Centre who are in GuyanaThe first set of meetings was held with Attorney General Basil Williams on Wednesday.The two-hour meeting was held at the Attorney General’s Office on Carmichael Street.Following the meeting, Carter Centre’s Associate Democracy Programme Director Brett Lacy told reporters that the organisation is trying to get the various perspectives of the current situation.“I can say from the Carter Centre, we are really just hear to listen and we are hoping to meet with different actors to understand everyone’s perspective on current events here in Guyana,” Lacy said.Meanwhile, AG Basil Williams told media operatives at the press conference afterwards that he shared the Government’s position with the Carter Centre team.This includes that the Government is awaiting the decision of the appeal filed on the Chief Justice’s ruling on the House-to-House Registration exercise.“We’re waiting on GECOM to be ready too to announce elections date, dissolve Parliament and move to elections… I think the Carter Centre, of course as they’ve always been, they’re interested in the rule of law prevailing; and that in the way we’re situated now, that we take advantage of our situation and enable all the people of our country to benefit from it ,” Williams asserted.The other representatives from the US-based organisation here are: Legal Analyst Anne Marlborough, Political and Electoral Analyst Nicoholas Jahr, and Senior Electoral Advisor Carlos Valenzuela.In March, another Carter Centre delegation, led by Jason Carter, the grandson of former US President Jimmy Carter, visited Guyana and met with local political stakeholders. In fact, after a meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at the time, the younger Carter posited that there was a lot of political desire to reach a solution but noted this will have to be done by the political leaders here.“Ultimately, our role here, of course, is limited. We are not Guyanese, we care about this country… But ultimately, the issues that are being confronted right now are going to require the cooperation of the political leadership of this country and we are optimistic…” Carter had stated back in March.But even as the US-based delegation continues to engage local political stakeholders, there appears to be a gridlock as to when elections will be held. In fact, discussions in this regard are still ongoing at GECOM.Elections were constitutionally due since March 21, 2019 – following the passage of the December 2018 No-Confidence Motion against the current government. However, with the legal challenges which ensued, that timeline was on pause but was subsequently reinstated after the July 18, 2019 Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling, which validated the passage of the motion.Against this backdrop, the Opposition was pushing for a September 18, 2019 polling day. President Granger has kept claiming that he cannot set a date without first being advised by GECOM on its preparedness to host General and Regional Elections.GECOM had come under heavy criticism for also deliberately delaying the elections by going ahead with the controversial House-to-House Registration. The constitutionality of this exercise was challenged in court. In fact, acting Chief Justice Roxane George last month ruled that the conduct of House-to-House is not unconstitutional or illegal. However, she noted that GECOM cannot operate as it would in a normal elections cycle. Given that the NCM triggered early elections, the Chief Justice had stated that there are other methods that can be used to sanitise the voters’ list in a timely manner, such as Claims and Objections.She had also ruled that it would be unconstitutional for the Commission to remove qualified persons already on the voters’ list, since the House-to-House exercise was aimed at creating a new National Register of Registrants (NRR) Database, which the Opposition said would have disenfranchised thousands of Guyanese.Nevertheless, the Elections Commission has since scrapped the House-to-House Registration, which had recorded over 300,000 new registrants and is looking to merge the new data obtained with the existing NRR database – something which the Opposition is against.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo insists that there should be polls long before the end of 2020 and made a case for this when he met with the Elections Commission on Tuesday.At that meeting, the Opposition was assured that elections will be held before the end of the year.
Leading the field, pole sitter Will Power of Team Australia sped ahead on the first lap, extending his lead to nearly two seconds at one stage over fellow front rower Oriol Servia. On his first pit during a course yellow flag, Power hit the back of David Martinez’s car while coming out of the pits, falling back to 15th place with 20 minutes gone in the race. He went out of the race on the 18th lap after colliding with Katherine Legge. The Australian driver tried to cut inside Legge, hit the side of her car and careened backwards into the wall. Power’s demise continued a trend in the Australian race – only three pole sitters have won in its 17-year history – Nigel Mansell in 1993, Jimmy Vasser in 1996 and Dario Franchitti in 1999. The Australian also won the pole in 2006 but crashed out. “I can’t believe it, two years in a row,” Power said. “All we can do is come back next year and try it again.” The two American drivers in the field, both rookies, finished in the back of the field. Newman Haas Lanigan team member Graham Rahal, the 18-year-old son of three-time series champion Bobby Rahal, was 11th of 17 drivers. Alex Figge, a former Champ Car Atlantic driver now with the Pacific Coast Motorsports, finished 13th. Brazilian Grand Prix Felipe Massa took the pole for today’s decisive race, with overall leader Lewis Hamilton beside him in position to become Formula One’s youngest champion. Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso – Hamilton’s rivals for the title – will start in the second row, with Raikkonen third and Alonso fourth. Massa, the defending champion, drove his Ferrari around the 2.6-mile counter-clockwise Interlagos track in 1 minute, 11.931 seconds. The Brazilian was .151 faster than Hamilton and .391 faster than Ferrari teammate Raikkonen. Alonso, Hamilton’s McLaren teammate, timed 1:12.356. The Brazilian GP will decide the tightest F1 race for the championship in 21 years. The 22-year-old Hamilton has 107 points, four more than McLaren teammate Alonso and seven more than Raikkonen. A win is worth 10 points. Kroger 200 Mike Skinner sneaked into the lead and held off Jack Sprague for the final 66 laps, helped along by numerous cautions that made the Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway look like a brawl. The race was red-flagged with seven laps to go after an accident coming out of Turn 4 that involved at least nine trucks and left wreckage and fluid strewn everywhere. It went back to green for a three-lap dash to finish, and with the trucks behind him jockeying, Skinner sailed off to his series-best fifth victory of the season. Fittingly, the final lap ended with one more pileup. Skinner, who started the race 14 points behind Ron Hornaday Jr. in the championship battle, moved 11 points ahead, the fourth time in the last five races the drivers have swapped the top spot.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Needing only to finish in 12th place or better, Formula One-bound Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais won today’s Lexmark Indy 300 in Surfers Paradise, Australia to clinch his fourth straight Champ Car drivers’ title. Bourdais took the lead for good with 20 minutes left in the 1 hour, 45-minute timed race and became the first driver to win the race twice in its 17-year history. Bourdais, who has clinched the driver’ championship in Australia the last three years, also won the Surfers race in 2005. “I can’t be any happier,” Bourdais said. “I pushed really, really hard to get there.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The 28-year-old, who will drive for the Toro Rosso team in F1 next year, held a 58-point lead over Justin Wilson going into the race. There is one event left in the Champ Car season – Nov. 11 in Mexico City. Wilson led for several laps while Bourdais pitted but finished second, 6.776 seconds behind Bourdais on the 12-turn, 2.8 mile temporary street course. Bruno Junquiera, despite stalling at the standing start in his 100th Champ Car race, was third, followed by Dutch rookie Robert Doornbos. Bourdais completed 61 laps of the circuit under sunny skies and in perfect racing conditions. While his pit crew hugged each other on the warmdown lap, Bourdais stopped to do several doughnuts on the track surface before being sprayed with champagne when he returned to the garage. “Sebastien did a wonderful job today, he deserves everything he gets,” team co-owner Carl Haas said minutes afer Bourdais crossed the finish line.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsPolice were continuing the investigation. The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, turned himself in around 2 a.m., Smith said. Formal murder charges were pending, Smith said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. A 27-year-old man turned himself in to police early this morning after allegedly shooting his brother-in-law to death following a Thanksgiving celebration, according to a detective. Mario Gutierrez, 37, died after being shot in the chest around 8:40 p.m. as he left a family gathering in 4400 block of Verdemour Avenue in El Sereno, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Scott Smith. Gutierrez was declared dead at the scene, Smith said. The shooting followed a dispute that took place as the victim was leaving the party, the detective said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DONEGAL tourism is being boosted by a massive increase in the number of people using Ireland West Airport at Knock,Notwithstanding massive challenges within the aviation industry in the last twelve months, Ireland West Airport Knock’s latest traffic figures prove that 2011 was its busiest year in its history. In 2011, the annual number of passengers using Ireland West Knock increased by over 65,000 passengers to 654,500 – an increase of 11% on 2010.The Airport predicts that the current economic conditions will continue to influence travel patterns in 2012 but that due to an expanded network of over 28 International destinations and the recent announcements of new Mainland European services to Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris with Lufthansa and Ryanair the Airport expects to grow passenger levels by a further 9% in 2012.A recent independent study by Ernst & Young Economic Consultants states that the airport supports a total of 914 jobs in the region with an overall economic contribution of €143m annually. The new services detailed above are alone expected to generate an additional tourism spend of over €23m for the region. Joe Gilmore, MD Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted to have had a record year in 2011 and whilst it was our busiest year ever, without doubt, 2012 will be a challenge for everyone in the region.“In relation to County Donegal we know that people visiting the West are more likely to visit the county by travelling through Ireland West.”We look forward to welcoming the thousands of European tourists to the West and North West of Ireland but more than ever we need the support of the trade and in particular key stakeholders at regional and national level as these new services will require even greater effort on all our behalf’s to ensure they are a success and are maintained for the longer term’.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comKNOCK AIRPORT SUCCESS HELPING DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: January 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
CELEBRITY chef Neven Maguire has signed for Finn Harps – for one night only!Harps have persuaded the star to take to the stage in an exclusive demonstration with Donegal’s own Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Tuesday 28th May at 8pm.The star of Home Chef on RTE, and celebrity chef and restaurateur from the MacNean House and Restaurant in Co Cavan, Neven is without doubt Ireland’s best loved Chef. All who attend on the night will be in with a chance of winning an overnight stay and dinner in Neven’s restaurant. (Good prize!)The evening is being held in association with McElhinneys Department Store.At the core of Neven and Brian’s philosophy is a dedication to using the finest locally sourced ingredients and this one off demonstration will see Neven & Brian create a range of exquisite dishes, availing of the wealth of exceptional produce from the North West, for the gathered audience.Recipes that will be created by the celebrity chef on the day will also come from his latest series of Home Chef, currently in a new 10 week run on RTE. The programme was recently afforded the accolade of the most watched cookery show to ever appear on the station, further cementing Neven’s place as one of the leading chefs of his generation. Neven believes his good friend Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott is now cemented on the chef scene nationally and deservedly so due to his innovative approach and passion for food.Said Neven: “I love Donegal and the people there have been so good to me and I always look forward to demonstrating in Donegal.“Brian and I encourage all food lovers to come along on 28th May to Jackson’s Hotel to support Finn Harps and see live cookery and exciting dishes “Tickets for event are €20 each and on sale from Friday May 10th at Gallagher’s Butchers , Ballybofey shopping centre , Link 2 Music and Gadgets, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Wards Music Shop, The Diamond Donegal Town and Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. You can also buy online on www.finnharps.com from event are €20 each and on sale from today at:• Gallaghers Butchers , Ballybofey shopping centre , Link 2 Music and Gadgets, Letterkenny Shopping Centre. CELEBRITY CHEF NEVEN SET TO JOIN FINN HARPS (IN THE KITCHEN!) was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CELEBRITY CHEF NEVEN SET TO JOIN FINN HARPS (IN THE KITCHEN!)
Almost 50 young people from diverse backgrounds are participating in an intercultural summer camp in Donegal this week.Student show racism the red cardThe camp, organised annually by the anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card, aims to promote integration amongst 11 to 16-year-olds.Based at the West Donegal Adventure Centre in Glencolmcille, it began last Sunday (18th August) and will run until this coming Saturday, 24th August. There is a strong cross-border and inter-faith dimension to the camp this year, with 24 participants hailing from the Newtownabbey, Rathcoole, Ballyduff and Glengormley areas of Belfast.Other participants include young people of African and Eastern European origin, as well as from a range of different counties, including Carlow, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon and Sligo.Fifteen volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds – including Spanish, Russian, Somali, English and Irish volunteers – are assisting Show Racism the Red Card staff in running the camp.Those attending are exposed to various languages, with lessons in Slovenian, Russian, Spanish and Irish. There are daily presentations on the home countries and cultures of participants and volunteers, with traditional dances, songs and stories from India, Russia and Slovenia included in the programme for the week.There is a heavy emphasis on sports and outdoors activities, and participants are also invited to perform plays and concerts for the local community.Commenting today Garrett Mullan, Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Unfortunately, racism exists in Ireland and, quite often, it is perpetuated because young people hear their parents expressing racist views. The purpose of our summer camps – and, indeed, all our work – is to equip young people with the skills to think independently, to understand what causes racism and how to challenge it, and to promote integration and interculturalism.“At the camp, cultural barriers are broken down: young people from very diverse religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged and facilitated to work, learn and play alongside each other.”Further information on the Show Racism the Red Card summer camp is available at: www.theredcard.ie/camp.php. MORE THAN 50 ATTEND ‘SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD’ CAMP was last modified: August 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:campShow Racism the Red Card
Troubled electronics retailer Best Buy is already on the ReadWrite DeathWatch list, and this holiday shopping season could be a make-or-break period for the company.After my visit there last weekend, I’m increasingly worried that it’s gonna break. And I take no happiness in this realization, as my experience also reminded me just how much we need a good brick and mortar place to buy electronics.New Speakers For My New iPhone 5As faithful readers of my smartphone adventures may recall, I recently got a new iPhone 5 (see My Week With The iPhone 5). That’s great, but as I noted when they were first released, Apple’s new Lightning connectors do not work with existing peripherals (see iPhone 5’s Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks). And I can now say with certainty that even with Apple’s $30 adapter, you can’t play an iPhone 5 through an old iPhone speaker dock. (Plus it looks ridiculous.) So I pushed the button for my top choice. Nothing happened. I pushed the button for another one. Silence. I pushed the buttons for all of them. Nothing. I wasn’t surprised, but I was sad and a bit frustrated.I spent another 15 minutes looking for a salesperson to get some help. I eventually found one, who acknowledged that the system was broken and should be fixed in a few days. He suggested I come back later and check. What Now?Well, maybe I will and maybe I won’t. It was a hassle the first time and probably will be the next time, too – and I can’t be sure the system will be working even when I get there. (If you saw the cast of characters wandering around that store, you’d be surprised anything worked there, ever.)I’m still unwilling to buy iPhone speakers without listening to them, though. So for the short term I’m using my old iPhone 4 as an expensive iPod, or hooking up my iPhone 5 via a headphone cable (no charging, no remote control) and hoping I don’t accidentally kick the cord and pull the phone off the table onto the floor and break it. Sure, I could choose one system to order, and send it back if I didn’t like it. But I was really hoping to be able to compare my top choices.Now I’m thinking about how much we really need a clean, well-lighted, properly functioning place to actually see and try the equipment we want to buy. I was hoping that Best Buy would still be that place. And maybe they are in many places, but not the store I visited. And who knows how much longer Best Buy is going to be around, anyway?I was ready to buy, but didn’t because I couldn’t properly test the merchandise. As online retailing increasingly takes over, that’s going to be a bigger and bigger problem for non-commodity items. Who knows, maybe Amazon or other etailers will have to start building their own showrooms. Because speakers aren’t the only things that at least some shoppers aren’t going buy without a chance to check them out in person first. Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Other images by Fredric Paul. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#e-commerce IT + Project Management: A Love Affair fredric paul Even better, there was a slick set-up where you could just hit a button to listen to the device you want to check out. Score again! That was exactly what I hoping to find. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Clearly, it was time to upgrade the Altec-Lansing iMT520 that had been providing tunes in my kitchen for the last few years. I hopped online, and found several choices that connected wirelessly via Bluetooth or Apple’s Airplay system. Several of them looked good and were in my price range. But there was one problem: There was no way to tell what they sounded like. And since the whole point of these devices is their sound output, I was unwilling to pull the trigger on any of them sight unseen and sound unheard.Failure At Best BuyInstead, I hopped in the car and headed down to my local Best Buy. I was hopeful that the store would have at least some of the models I’d researched and I’d be able to listen to them before I handed over my credit card.As I walked into the crowded store (a good sign, I guess), my first thought was, “This place is so noisy I probably won’t be able to hear anything out of these speakers.” Then I rationalized that if I can hear anything, at least I’ll know they’ll probably be more than adequate for my kitchen.After wandering around the giant store for 15 minutes, I finally found the aisle with the devices I was looking for. And surprise, they actually had several of the ones I was interested in, plus a couple others I hadn’t see online. And the prices weren’t bad either. Score! 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts
Tags:#Broadcasting#Fourth Industrial Revolution#IBC#IoT Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Alexa turns on the lights, the coffeemaker starts when we get out of bed, and the early news headlines automatically come on when we walk through the living room – welcome to the new morning routine in the fourth industrial revolution.As the era of the fourth industrial revolution also awakens, it’s rapidly redefining our society and industries. And while the previous revolutions were mainly about how humans changed the world and connected with each other, the fourth industrial revolution is focused on how machines are evolving and interacting with each other. It’s a revolution in large part being powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s still in its early stages.IoT is Big Business In the business world, IoT strategies are being implemented across a whole host of industries, including IBC’s area of expertise in media, technology and entertainment, given its ability to interconnect media across devices, services, connected cars and smart cities. It’s transforming costs, improving customer experiences, generating operational efficiencies and jump starting entirely new business models.Big business is pushing its substantial resources behind groundbreaking IoT initiatives, all of which are speeding up the pace of the fourth industrial revolution. Cisco forecasts over 50 billion devices will connect to the IoT by the year 2020, redefining the way broadcast companies work and provide content to consumers.That’s among one of the many reasons why Cisco is integrating IoT as part of its key strategic growth plans and product offerings. Its Jasper Control Centre for NB-IoT (narrow band-IoT) is now the first commercially available global platform. Cisco is working to build a portfolio of solutions to help companies, including broadcasters, get the most out of their IoT data.NB-IoT is expected to drive growth of IoT on a massive scale. Gartner’s 2017 Emerging Technology Analysis: NB-IoT forecast predicts there will be more than three billion NB-IoT connected devices by 2023. With it will come a dramatic reduction in the power and cost of connectivity, to the point that even the simplest things will deliver IoT services. This is where the growth is, the fuel behind the fourth industrial revolution. Everything has the power to be connected and it’s becoming increasingly cost-effective to do so.Cisco isn’t the only global corporation leading the way. Swedish multinational networking and telecoms giant Ericsson launched its IoT Accelerator Marketplace in February, capitalizing on the demand for collaboration within the digital ecosystem community. According to the most recent Ericsson Mobility Report, the massive impact of IoT is already starting to be felt, promising new capabilities and use cases, which are set to impact consumer services and industries embarking on digital transformations.Broadcast is Leading the WayAt IBC2018 in September this year, business leaders and broadcasters will come together to discuss and better understand the overarching trends happening at the intersections of the two increasingly intertwined worlds of IoT and 5G. The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution will no doubt be a topic that will dominate the conversation, in the form of IoT and 5G developments. Overall, 5G and IoT could offer revenue potentials between $204-619bn by 2026, according to Ericsson. Like Cisco, Ericsson and others, broadcasters are also seeing the endless possibilities of IoT, where there is value beyond just operational cost savings.One such area of growth and revenue potential is video. Kris Hardiman, Ericsson’s head of portfolio marketing for Europe and Latin America, has noted that when it comes to the IoT and 5G market verticals, enhanced video has potential for $96bn in new revenues, which would be a boom for both mobile operators and broadcasters.That’s why major broadcasters, like the BBC, are making future bets on IoT. Currently, BBC’s R&D department is experimenting with methods in which network connected digital objects can provide intuitive access for audiences to view, discover, control and share content.One such recent offering from BBC’s R&D department is the Playlist Button, a media discovery app. As part of its work on connected devices/IoT, the button allows listeners to add music they love from BBC Radio straight to Playlister, using Bluetooth and WiFi.The Broadcast and Consumer Benefits of IoTThe monetization opportunities IoT offers broadcasters are many, but the most obvious is the various forms of data they will have access to, such as demographic, location, behavioral and user preferences, coming from a wide range of devices and systems. Broadcasters will be able to put together detailed consumer profiles and use them to deliver real-time, personalized content across multiple screens and devices.On the user end, IoT is poised to dramatically change the viewer experience. For example, users at home will never miss a thing, as a connected TV will soon be able to automatically pause when it detects an incoming phone call, when a doorbell rings, or when users are out of the room.Multi-sensory experiences in broadcast is also poised to take off, as sensor-activated devices could have the ability to alter the environment of the room depending on the content being consumed. Take for example a vibrating chair, or audio and lighting adjustments to set the mood and atmosphere.A smart television could be used to manage any smart device in any part of the home, such as an oven or lights in certain rooms. Additionally, IoT deployed at sports venues will be able to generate data, which could then be delivered via the smart TV based on user preferences.For IoT to reach its true potential in the fourth industrial revolution, collaboration within the broadcast industry will be critically important. Companies like Cisco, Ericsson and others are making smart investments to help foster this spirit of connecting and working together.Now it’s up to broadcasters to continue the momentum, seeking out new and innovative ways to integrate IoT as part of their business models. If broadcasters are successful in these efforts then we can expect the progress of the fourth industrial revolution to speed up, and in the process, a path mapped out moving forward for the entire media and entertainment industry. Related Posts Jaisica LapsiwalaHead of Content at IBC Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions Jaisica Lapsiwala is Head of Content at IBC. Her role is to drive the Event Content function of the business forward, developing the core conference and its connected live products whilst aligning these to IBC’s overall content strategy. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Agartala on February 3, the day that witnessed some dramatic twists in political camps in the run up to the February 18 Assembly elections. Former Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Barman who filed his nomination papers for the Bishalgarh constituency, and pledged to contest as an independent, withdrew his candidature in support of the BJP.In another development, Sukumar Chandra Das, Congress candidate from Salgarah-Kakraban constituency, withdrew his papers and joined the BJP. After his departure, the Congress is now left with 59 candidates.Soon after arrival, Mr. Singh addressed an election rally at Barjala in support of party candidate Dilip Das. Mr Singh during his two-day stay would address a number of rallies and flag off the party’s Bijay Rath that would travel across the State to propagate for the party aspirants till closure of campaign.While the BJP is hosting central leaders and star campaigners, the ruling CPI(M) engaged its top leaders. After hectic schedules of party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali, and several other leaders from West Bengal. Former party general secretary Prakash Karat is now leading the campaign besides Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.The Congress earlier released a list of some 40 star campaigners including Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. However, the party is yet to confirm their engagements. Regional parties like the INPT and the NCT are jointly contesting and together put 14 candidates in tribal reserved segments. INPT president Bijay Kumar Hrangkhawl alleged pressure and threats on candidates of the alliance to give up fight.