Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. How family separations caused Trump’s first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality Reuse this content US politics Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Last modified on Thu 5 Jul 2018 16.44 EDT Read more Trump-Russia investigation Share via Email Support The Guardian Robert Mueller Associated Press in Alexandria, Virginia Share on Facebook Manafort’s lawyers filed their motion on Friday in federal court in Alexandria, ahead of the trial in July. Manafort is charged with hiding from the Internal Revenue Service tens of millions of dollars he earned advising pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.He faces a separate indictment in Washington. Manafort is jailed while he awaits trial, the judge in the DC case having decided to revoke his bail after prosecutors alleged he was engaging in witness tampering.A pre-trial hearing in the Alexandria case is scheduled for 29 June. On Friday, Manafort’s lawyers argued that because their client’s alleged crimes occurred before he ever served on Donald Trump’s campaign, any mention of connections to Trump were irrelevant.Lawyers Kevin Downing, Thomas Zehnle and Jay Nanvati wrote: “[T]here is a very real risk that the jurors in this case – most of whom likely have strong views about President Trump, or have likely formed strong opinions as to the well-publicized allegations that the campaign colluded with Russian officials – will be unable to separate their opinions and beliefs about those matters from the tax and bank fraud matters to be tried before them in this case.”The judge, TS Ellis III, questioned prosecutors sharply at a hearing last month about whether Manafort’s alleged misconduct was sufficiently connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s mandate to investigate the Trump campaign.The judge’s comments came in a hearing where defense lawyers argued that the case should be tossed out because they believe Mueller’s mandate is strictly limited to investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and alleged coordination with Trump associates.Ellis has not ruled on the motion to dismiss, but he seemed sympathetic to the defense at the earlier hearing. He stated: “I don’t see what relationship this indictment has with what the special counsel is investigating.”The judge in Washington has rejected similar arguments by Manafort’s team. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Former campaign chair faces tax and bank fraud chargesAttorneys claim limits to Robert Mueller’s mandate This article is more than 1 year old This article is more than 1 year old Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial Paul Manafort news Trump administration Since you’re here… Topics Paul Manafort arrives in court in Washington earlier this month.Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Paul Manafort Attorneys for Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort’s connections to the president at his trial in Virginia. Share on Pinterest Shares115115 US crime Sat 23 Jun 2018 10.30 EDT Share via Email Donald Trump Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

Rich Halls Working for the American Dream review – Sigmund Freud in

first_img Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 1 2 Report The comedian meanders over the Mason-Dixon Line in his attempt to pin down the abstract concept that binds the US together Er, that I doubt Barry Davies would cope with a 24 year-old man sitting on his shoulders for 90 minutes – besides which, the person behind them would complain. 😀 Rich Hall’s Working for the American Dream review – Sigmund Freud in a cowboy hat Television reviews Share on Twitter Reply Share via Email Report 6 Jul 2018 6:45 Twitter Share on Facebook Sign up to hear about our weekend newspapers Share Twitter 5 Jul 2018 23:03 tenthenemy 5 Jul 2018 13:06 Topics US news Share on Twitter Twitter Report joylessnortherner Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share joAnn chartier Share | Pick | Pick trouble is Americans don’t know about and don’t care what UK society is like, they think we’re just about the royal family and double decker buses, so any equivalent reality check programme would be meaningless to them. 1 2 5 6 Share on Twitter Facebook OneAnotherName Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Report Rich Hall has found his niche. Really brilliant presenter-documentarian. I watched the Country Music one in total fascination and laughed a lot and I knew next to zero about country music. 13 14 Facebook Report Saw him live a few years ago. The funniest, most engaging comedian I have ever seen. Reply Read more Share Share on Facebook All Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Report 21 22 Reply Share on Twitter 25 26 Report Mark Davies wasn’t sitting next to his dad, he was sitting on his shoulders. Share on Twitter Report Facebook Reply Reply 5 Jul 2018 6:56 Share MustyKankles ID5917938 Share on Twitter | Pick You need to meet more Americans. Report I’m glad Rich Hall didn’t keep his promise of never appearing on tv again if Trump was elected. His BBC 4 documentaries about America need to keep on coming and coming and coming. | Pick Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share 50 Gelion MustyKankles Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Report Yes, but everyone is an immigrant from somewhere, if you consider century upon century of people moving elsewhere when drought, war, famine, earthquake/volcanic eruption etc etc etc. In what now is the USA, (though often divided) this myth of the American Dream is both evaporating and drowning in the ‘swamp’ so, no escape… Facebook 6 Jul 2018 5:40 Share Twitter Share on Twitter Report | Pick Gelion Report Share on Twitter 100 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook expanded Last night. @samwollaston | Pick HorseGas Report Twitter comments (75)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Report Saw one of his live shows a few years back and it was absolutely brilliant. I enjoy his TV appearances but he’s even better live. Report Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Facebook Percyrind philipphilip99 | Pick Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 14:33 | Pick Reply Share Reply Facebook Show 25 Share on Twitter Report | Pick 18 19 Facebook 5 Jul 2018 6:55 Reuse this content,View all comments > Facebook Yogiyoda Reply retreat33 | Pick Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 20:11 | Pick Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 4 5 Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Hebegebe Share on Twitter Reply | Pick Facebook Share on WhatsApp I thought that this was Rich’s best work. Also worth checking out Chomsky’s Requiem for the American Dream on Netflix – despite it not having as many laughs. Reply Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report Facebook | Pick Report 1 2 Reply Twitter 5 6 | Pick Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 3 4 dylan37 Report Share on Facebook 1 2 Me too….if Take That can reform, so can The Honky-Tonk Assholes. Share on Twitter 10 11 1 2 Reply DonH Share on Facebook MinestroneCowboy philipphilip99 Twitter 5 Jul 2018 14:54 Report badrobot 11 12 Facebook | Pick | Pick Share on Twitter Reply I doubt it. Mark was 24 at the time. 11 12 Always entertaining, Mr. Hall. Twitter | Pick Twitter Facebook Thanks! Liberal USA citizens are to the right of the nasty party. Report Report Reply Facebook Share Share 25 5 Jul 2018 14:29 Share on Facebook Willsmodger Reply Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 6:57 Report Share on Messenger Report Report unthreaded Geo100 Reply Twitter | Pick Share Share on Twitter Rich Hall & Reginald D Hunter both cover American society as they view it from the outside, both being expats living here. Both are highly derisory of their homeland, Hall presumably finds the fact that there is no real left wing over there too much to take, and Hunter because he grew up as a black man in the south. It would be an interesting academic exercise if UK comedians living in the USA did the same thing for US TV, like James Corden or Ricky Gervais, i.e. give their view of their homeland to Americans, trouble is Americans don’t know about and don’t care what UK society is like, they think we’re just about the royal family and double decker buses, so any equivalent reality check programme would be meaningless to them. I wonder if any Americans ever get to see these expats views about their country, and what the reaction is if they do? No doubt it’s completely split between liberals & Trumpites, for us here though I think we always find these programmes that are critical about the US reassuring because it make us feel we’re still deep down better then these immature Americans. In truth though most nations invent a fantasy about their country and it’s history, because the truth is usually too disturbing and too depressing. However at least we do make programmes like this, albeit not enough of them about the UK though. | Pick 9 10 Twitter Facebook Twitter 5 Jul 2018 14:41 Facebook | Pick Twitter | Pick Reply The adolescent nature of America is exposed and dissected by Rich’s eloquent prose. Bayman65 Report Facebook 6 Jul 2018 15:45 Reply philipphilip99 5 Jul 2018 6:37 Facebook Shares1515 Facebook TheOverload Twitter Facebook Reply Report | Pick Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other 20 21 Twitter Share | Pick Facebook Yogiyoda | Pick BaddHamster Report Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Reply 5 Jul 2018 19:14 | Pick Share on Facebook Report Report Share Twitter Facebook Tintenfische 5 Jul 2018 15:28 Great review, and I love Rich Hall. Which is why it would have been nice to have basic information about the programme. What channel, what time? Does the Guardian want to send us on a wild goose chase through the replay options? (I gather from the other comments here that it’s BBC 4, but really, this is as basic as it gets). Willsmodger Share on Twitter 1 2 Facebook Facebook 0 1 Threads collapsed Loading comments… Trouble loading? One of Rich Hall’s best documentaries, informative, entertaining but ultimately worrying. If America “leads” the way will we all follow? I do miss Otis Lee Crenshaw though. tenthenemy Share on Facebook Reply Bbc 4 9pm Reply 0 1 MinestroneCowboy MarisadeAzevedoMonte TV review Share Facebook Report 1 2 Same here. He was utterly fantastic in the 1st half but the 2nd he started singing and the songs had less impact. Very funny and cutting though overall. Twitter Report Plus it will be on the iPlayer. Share on Twitter Last modified on Thu 5 Jul 2018 04.06 EDT Share Share on Facebook Share Facebook Share on Pinterest millivon recommendations 5 Jul 2018 13:46 | Pick Share | Pick View more comments Share on Facebook Reply Report Twitter I think he should do a Wimbledon special. Share on Facebook 1 2 jamie evans 5 Jul 2018 8:09 Rich Hall True, the Chomsky doc was interesting, but far less hilarious than the title suggests. Twitter 2 Share on Facebook | Pick 5 Jul 2018 6:21 Report But his song about Bob Dylan is brilliant.center_img | Pick Facebook Share on Facebook Report tgrieve 5 Jul 2018 7:26 Twitter Share LeosJanacek Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter 3 4 14 15 5 Jul 2018 6:06 newest Share on Facebook Bayman65 Share Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook simonjfox Share on Facebook Facebook 6 Jul 2018 10:05 Willsmodger Twitter Rich Hall’s documentaries are brilliant. His sideways view of America is always funny and informative. May he be commissioned to do many, many more. He could also get away with with doing a few about the UK too. It would be interesting to watch his take on everything. He’d know how to hold up that particular mirror. I preferred Brian Moore to both Davies and Motty. Although if we include all sport nobody could hold a candle to Harry Carpenter.Davies was probably our most intelligent football commentator though, incisive and withering rather than the dismal moaning we have to put up with now. Motty’s heyday was the era of Multi Coloured Swap Shop, three channels and all day cup final coverage. Those were the days. Reason (optional) Share Wed 4 Jul 2018 17.30 EDT Facebook 24 25 Report Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report 1 Twitter John Arlott? Facebook Twitter MinestroneCowboy Twitter 26 27 Report | Pick Facebook DavidB2 retreat33 6 Jul 2018 15:34 Share Report Share Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook ID4689059 Share on Facebook 18 19 He’s great, an American who understands and deploys sarcasm. With a heart. What is now bedrock reactionary racism has been around since foundation, and finds expression in the alliance of the myth of the rugged individual with neoliberal economics. Any unscrupulous demagogue can tap into that, and aided by social media, the representative shortcomings of the electoral system and some help from Russia, Drumpf got elected. Reply | Pick 5 Jul 2018 15:15 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share Since you’re here… Share on Facebook tenthenemy Report 16 17 Twitter | Pick Share Reply Sam’s obviously never seen American Gothic. The look in the woman’s eyes is anything but blank. And when is the programme on? Any clues, Guardian? 5 Jul 2018 20:07 Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Venetia Caine 5 Jul 2018 13:55 Reply Share Twitter Your point being? Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp 5 Jul 2018 19:34 Share on Twitter 6 Jul 2018 22:56 Hebegebe | Pick Share Facebook 5 Jul 2018 12:49 Report | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share 15 16 5 Jul 2018 10:57 Yogiyoda 5 Jul 2018 6:18 I got a bit bored in the last quarter and my concentration wandered off, thought he’d said all there was to say about the American Dream by then. It became like a very clever book with too many words. But I enjoyed it, even the quarter I was bored in as Rich Hall has quite a mesmerising way with prose. Hebegebe It would be an interesting academic exercise if UK comedians living in the USA did the same thing for US TV John Oliver does it on random occasions ElmerPhudd Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Reply no, he just knows the value of abuse. As he said, paradoxically they are all f**ing immigrants, so new arrivals should be treated with respect. Shellshocked Twitter Show 5 more replies Share Share 5 Jul 2018 6:15 Twitter 1 2 | Pick Twitter Share | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Facebook 2 Report 6 Jul 2018 0:48 5 Jul 2018 14:19 2 3 Report Reply I came to say how much I agree with The Guardian world view. The Guardian world view is the bestest world view ever, and nothing anyone can ever say will disabuse me of that notion. nutty007 Share on Facebook Reply Reply Share Share Reply Rich Hall is standing in front of a huge stars and stripes painted on a wall in a cold, grey, sad, post-industrial town in the midwest. He has fired TV missives/missiles from over there before – about his native south, native Americans on the big screen and country music. This time, he is taking on the big one: he is Sigmund Freud in a cowboy hat, and is analysing the American dream.There doesn’t seem to be much of it – the dream – around Lancaster, Ohio, today. It is, says Rich, “the kind of town that even Springsteen wouldn’t write a song about. It’s that grim.” Very little chance of making a decent wage here; of having the chance to work with dignity.What does the American dream even mean? The idea has been embedded in the US’s creation myth since the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, but the original hard-work ethic – and the very definition of success itself – has mutated over the years from something spiritual to something material to who-knows-what? Still, it’s the concrete that unifies Americans, even if that concrete looks seriously crumbly in Lancaster.To Plymouth first, though, where it all began, and where Hall’s dream chasing starts, too. No, “chase” sounds too fast. He may cover the first couple of centuries – from the Puritans and Calvinists whose character and fate were determined by their labours, or so they thought, to the beginning of industrialisation – quite speedily. But then he begins to meander, and I mean that in the best possible way.He strays across the Mason-Dixon Line, finds out what the American dream meant for cotton pickers, and mill workers, wage slaves and no-wage slaves. He takes in Grant Wood’s American Gothic; recreates it, in fact, with his own pitchfork, though he can’t re-create the humourless blank look in the couple’s eyes – I don’t think Rich is desperate to get back to work in the fields, or loading pig iron. 5 Jul 2018 14:39 Share fatkevin Twitter 0 1 Share on Facebook Bayman65 Share on Twitter 5 Jul 2018 6:49 Share 3 4 Share Twitter | Pick Share Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 15:25 Share 1 Sam Wollaston Close report comment form Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick Report collapsed Twitter | Pick Comments 75 5 Jul 2018 12:05 Reply 0 1 Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 16:31 Facebook Twitter Share | Pick 3 4 Er………. no. Or possibly yes. Perhaps you could help me by explaining why you think Trump is relevant to my comment. 5 Jul 2018 15:07 11 12 Reply Rich Hall’s Working For The American Dream … a story littered with lumpy metaphors.Photograph: Publicity image 5 Jul 2018 19:16 Tintenfische Facebook He was for you perhaps. I’m aware of the respect for him, but unfortunately we used to watch cricket on the BBC so never heard him. My loss obviously. Twitter 4 /5 stars4 out of 5 stars. Share on Twitter Reply Share on Twitter 6 Jul 2018 0:50 Share Cleaning up after him will be untangling the knitting after the herd of cats have their fun… 32 33 you can never have enough rich hall. Share on Facebook Brilliant program really enjoyed it, Rich Hall is always good. Reply … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reply 4 5 5 Jul 2018 22:26 11 12 2 3 A breath of slightly foetid air across the dross of channel fillers during the football and tennis.Another welcome bit of USA history as seen by an American. We did a Castro and got rid of the really odd oddballs, but rather than them dying out and civilisation taking over they managed to become the zeitgeist culminating in the current Prez. OneAnotherName Reply Venetia Caine 9 10 Rich Hall on America. Watch it. Great. Share Facebook beastie Veltatecla Facebook 5 Jul 2018 15:10 5 Jul 2018 5:53 Garvmeister Yogiyoda | Pick Reply Show 2 more replies MarisadeAzevedoMonte 5 Jul 2018 16:28 Report Share Report grubbedout tenthenemy Yes and obviously a satirical view. However, if you are an emigrant coming from a dictatorship and escaping persecution it has got to be better in USA. Yes, theAmerican Dream has now been exposed as a myth but that is what made them come in the first place. Facebook Facebook Hebegebe Facebook Share on Twitter 16 17 LeosJanacek Report Support The Guardian Reply Facebook Two channels of Wimbledon: Rich Hall buried. But what a pleasure he is. 8 9 Reply | Pick Share Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Percyrind joAnn chartier 79 80 Report 5 6 Share Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 6:20 Share Share simonjfox Reply Twitter Better than many more conventional documentaries. 0 1 | Pick 5 Jul 2018 14:43 2 3 15 16 I cannot think of anyone I enjoy listening to more; folksy, homespun, playfull and accessible. I used to enjoy the TV criticism that Clive James wrote in the Observer in a similar way. Reply Share on Facebook 5 Jul 2018 6:44 TV review 11 12 Twitter | Pick | Pick badrobot Share Report Report Report SkavArt Share on Facebook Reply Share Share on Twitter Email (optional) Facebook Auraboy Barry Davies will always be remembered for his commentary on the Olympic Hockey final. As the third goal went in “Where were the Germans, and frankly who cares”. Commentary at its best. I watched the Rich Hall programme. Another brilliant slice of TV about the failure of the American Dream. Trump has a lot of work on his hands, but then again he only cares for himself. You just gave yourself away. Trump would never use a word lik disabuse. He doesn’t even know the meaning of abuse! You are a fake Trump. Reply | Pick | Pick Twitter TheOverload Show 1 more reply Share via Email Reply Reply Share on Twitter Show 2 more replies TheOverload Typically brilliant film from Rich Hall – acerbic, dry, truthful and funny. He nailed the American money-based class system when he said “if you go to work and your name is on the outside of the building, you’re rich. If you go to work and your name is on your desk, you’re middle class. If you go to work and your name is on your shirt, you’re fuckin’ poor”. oldest Share Order by oldest Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Reply 5 Jul 2018 5:57 | Pick Share on Facebook Get the DVD, it’s worth watching more than once. 5 Jul 2018 16:28 Share on Facebook Facebook philipphilip99 Garvmeister Twitter Share The Great Depression, erosion of workers’ rights, Taylorism, false promise, the decline of Detroit … often the American dream looks more like a nightmare. It’s not easy to take pride in your work when you don’t have a job.The story is littered with bad dreams, lumpy mattresses and lumpy metaphors. And, again, I mean that in a good way. “As America expanded, more and more Europeans followed, trailing in the celestial prop wash of the floating female godhead of fortune,” he says. I think he’s talking about the boats they arrived on, and John Gast’s painting American Progress, in which a giant ethereal female spirit strides west, stringing telegraph wire as she goes. Whatever, I like it (Rich Hall’s proclamation; less so the picture).As well as art, he wanders into literature (“in a way, we’re all not-so-great Gatsbys”), architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, the arts and craft movement, how modernism finally got to question the American dream – and movies and television.And he gets waylaid, mainly by his own laconic wit, but also by the need to divulge some not entirely important, but nevertheless fascinating, trivia – such as the fact that many of the now extremely valuable original mission-style oak rocking chairs designed by Gustav Stickley are owned by Barbra Streisand. Or to have a dig at something – Kasabian (justifiably), Butlin’s (less so, I think), familiar reference points for us Britons who have never heard of Stickley.He also – justifiably – lays into self-improvement nonsense, personal growth and positive thinking, and the massive industry surrounding it. Is that what has become of the American dream? Or is it all on social media, where you can create your own fantasy of what it means to be American, without working at all? The American dream: fake news.Oh yeah, and it has been stolen by politicians, of course. In Lancaster, 78% of the people voted for Trump, “not because they wanted to, but because they’re desperate”, reckons Rich. Make America great again! Make America great again …The title – Barry Davies: The Man, the Voice, the Legend (BBC One) – says it all, really. (To be read in his voice, though of course he would be far too modest to.) Oh, I say, what a man, what a voice, what a legend!Even John Motson (a teeny bit begrudgingly?) has to agree. Motty – plus many other famous faces – takes part in this warm tribute on the eve of his great rival’s retirement.My favourite bit is Barry’s son Mark remembering going along with his father for his first FA Cup final commentary at Wembley. Imagine it, sitting next to your dad, at work, as he talks the nation through the cup final. Now that’s how to gain filial respect. ID5917938 9 10 | Pick Facebook US news Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook TheOverload Reply Reportlast_img read more

ExCIA officer Kevin Mallory sentenced to 20 years for spying for China

first_img Read more Share on Twitter China This article is more than 2 months old Espionage US news Sat 18 May 2019 00.08 EDT This article is more than 2 months old US news Share on Facebook Share via Email An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for spying for China in a case called part of an “alarming trend” in the US intelligence community.Kevin Mallory, 62, was convicted under the Espionage Act for selling classified US “defence information” to a Chinese intelligence agent for $25,000 during trips to Shanghai in March and April 2017.“Your object is to gain information, and my object is to be paid,” he told the Chinese agent in a 5 May 2017 message. Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Former CIA officer Kevin Mallory is one of several US officials with high-level security clearances charged over dealings with Chinese intelligence.Photograph: HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images The fluent Mandarin speaker had served in the US army, then as a special agent for the security service of the state department, before becoming a covert case officer for the CIA.Mallory is one of several US officials with high-level security clearances arrested and charged over unsanctioned dealings with Chinese intelligence.The former defence intelligence agency official Ron Hansen faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to charges of attempting to sell classified information to China.In April, a former diplomat Candace Marie Claiborne pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about money she received from Chinese intelligence agents in exchange for US documents.And in the most significant case, on 1 May, the former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee pleaded guilty to spying for China.Lee, 54, faces a possible life sentence. Arrested in January 2018, he was suspected of having provided Beijing the information it needed to bring down a CIA network of informants in China between 2010 and 2012.“This case is one in an alarming trend of former US intelligence officers being targeted by China and betraying their country and colleagues,” assistant attorney general John Demers said of the Mallory case.“This sentence, together with the recent guilty pleas of Ron Hansen in Utah and Jerry Lee in Virginia, deliver the stern message that our former intelligence officers have no business partnering with the Chinese, or any other adversarial foreign intelligence service.”Mallory’s lawyers said they planned to appeal the conviction. Former special agent jailed for selling classified US ‘defence information’ for $25,000 in 2017center_img Share on Messenger Agence-France Presse news CIA Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn US defense contractor caught with $16,500 in luggage is charged with spying for China Reuse this content Share on Twitter Shares405405 Share via Email Last modified on Sat 18 May 2019 00.19 EDT Topics Asia Pacific Ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory sentenced to 20 years for spying for Chinalast_img read more

ATU052 – First Anniversary Episode AT Hardcore Helping Hands Gmail Trick RESNAs

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first_imgCraig Burns, Assistive Technology Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us an app called Audio Exam. This is an app that will allow teachers to record test questions for a student with a disability who needs a test read out loud to them.Check it out here:For more information on this app:…Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Math AppsSeptember 19, 2016In “Tech Tips”Monday Tech Tip: Using mind mapping apps for project managementSeptember 14, 2015In “Tech Tips”Monday Tech Tip: Voice Amplification App: MicrophoneMay 4, 2015In “Tech Tips”last_img

Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855 Tons of Accessories

first_imgAsus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855+, Tons of Accessories 3 Comments We Finally Understand Why Hollywood Dumped Wesley Snipes Reality TV Scandals We Never Saw Coming Tagged In smartphonesandroidmobileasussnapdragon 855rog phone ii Post a Comment 3 Comments We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous By Ryan Whitwam on July 22, 2019 at 11:38 am Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Awesome ‘Star Trek’ Projects We Never Got To See You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All Asus has never been a major part of the smartphone world, but the company’s gaming-focused ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand attracted some attention last year with the original ROG Phone. Now, a follow up known as the ROG Phone II is on the way. It still has a funky design and a wealth of accessories, but it’s got a bigger battery and faster Snapdragon chip. We first heard about the ROG Phone II’s existence last week when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which is basically an overclocked 855. The company said the ROG Phone II would be the first to have this chip, but Asus wasn’t ready to talk about the phone beyond that. Cut to today, and the company is spilling the beans. The Snapdragon 855 has a higher 2.96GHz maximum clock speed, and Asus says the ROG Phone II’s advanced cooling keeps the chip from throttling down under load. It actually has vents on the back that work this year — the original ROG Phone had purely decorative vents. The Asus ROG Phone II sports a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display. That’s a slightly taller aspect ratio than the last ROG Phone, and the refresh rate has jumped from 90Hz to 120Hz — that’s the highest on any Android device. If the phone can keep up with that frame rate, the ROG Phone II’s interface will look incredibly smooth. The new screen will undoubtedly use more power, but the ROG Phone II has juice to spare. The phone gets a 50 percent battery boost over the original with a 6,000mAh capacity. However, the phone is also much heavier at 240g versus 200g for the last version. Asus equipped the phone with the standard USB Type-C port for charging, but there’s also a headphone jack. It also continued the ROG Phone tradition of adding a second USB-C port on the side. You can use this for charging while playing a game, or as a connector for the company’s accessories. Most of the accessories are a bit silly, but “gaming” phones tend to be like that. There’s the active cooling bracket, a desktop dock, and more. The phone also has ultrasonic shoulder buttons you can map to on-screen buttons in games. Asus will start selling the ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September. We don’t know the exact price yet, but Asus says it will be similar to the first-gen ROG Phone, which launched at $900.Now read:Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855+ SoC Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a SmartphoneAsus Engineers Exposed Company Passwords for Months on GitHub last_img read more

At a Glance Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review

first_img The Truth About Thor’s Jane Foster By Michael Sexton on July 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm 3 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel At a Glance: Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review Jason Momoa’s Marriage Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 Kingston’s new KC2000 series SSDs were designed to tackle the high-end consumer SSD market. With capacities available up to 2TB in size and read/write speeds as high as 3,200/2,200MB/s, this drive has the potential to play a major role in the SSD market. But so far, the drives are off to a rough start.DesignKingston’s KC2000 SSDs use 96-layer 3D TLC Kingston NAND that connects to an SMI 2262EN controller. This controller features Silicon Motion’s NANDXtend ECC technology, which helps to keep data secure by preventing read/write errors. The drive also supports 256-bit XTS-AES encryption. These features make the drive better suited for business use, where the loss or theft of data could have serious consequences.These drives have average endurance ratings that match up with what we’ve seen from other 3D TLC NAND products in the past. In short, for each 250GB of NAND, the drive is able to handle 150TBW before failing.BenchmarksOur sister site PCMag ran a 1TB model of Kingston’s KC2000 through its usual quartet of benchmarks alongside three competing products from Adata, Samsung, and Western Digital. In the first test using PCMark 8 Storage test, we see virtually no difference from one drive to the next.Stepping things up with Crystal DiskMark 6.0 we start to see some deviation between the competing drives. In the sequential read/write test, Kingston’s KC2000 places second while reading data and last while writing it. It’s worth noting that the KC2000 actually exceeds its maximum reported read/write performance. The same can’t be said for the other tested drives, all of which come in below their rated performance.Reading and writing random 4K chunks of data is a weakness of this drive. It doesn’t come in dead last in this test, but its performance results leave much to be desired.Turning last to AS-SSD’s file transfer test, we once again see the KC2000 in a rather mixed position. The KC2000 came finished in second place while transferring the program folder and the game folder, and its performance results were close to what was achieved by the Adata XPG SX8200. Conversely, the drive’s performance while transferring the ISO file was significantly lower than the other tested drives.ConclusionFinally, there’s pricing. The 1TB model PCMag tested has an MSRP of $201.50, and strangely, it’s currently available for a higher price of $218.06 from Amazon. Unfortunately for Kingston, SSD prices have been trending downward, so that’s somewhat high for a 1TB SSD at the moment.The 1TB model of Samsung’s 970 Evo is similarly priced but offers better performance in most scenarios. The Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB is significantly less expensive at $134.99, and it also supports ECC technology.Now read:At a Glance: Adata XPG SX6000 Pro ReviewAt a Glance: Acer Nitro XV3 XV273K ReviewAt a Glance: Dell UltraSharp U3219Q Review Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar ‘Frozen 2’ Theories That Just Might Be True Tagged In SSDsreviewsat a glancekingston Post a Comment 3 Commentslast_img read more

Best Amazon Prime Day Deals SSDs and HDDs

first_img Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 3 Comments By Michael Sexton on July 16, 2019 at 11:07 am Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Why Jordan Peele Probably Won’t Be Directing ‘Blade’ Amazon’s Prime Day sales event is back again this year with countless deals on just about everything money can buy. Included in this are some excellent deals on SSDs and storage devices. After carefully sorting through the available deals, we’ve compiled this list of the best storage deals going on right now.Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD (R/W: 3,500/3,000MB/s)Adata has made quite a name for itself in the SSD market by offering affordable high-performance SSDs. This model of the company’s popular XPG SX8200 Pro product line has 512GB of storage space and it’s one of the fastest NVMe SSDs on the market with a read speed of 3,500MB/s. Right now this SSD is marked down from $129.99 to $74.99, and it drops an additional 6% with a clickable coupon on the store page that drops its final price to $70.49.Regular Price: $129.99Price From Amazon: $70.49Western Digital Black 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD (R/W: 3,400/2,800MB/s)Western Digital got a late start into the SSD market but has since become a force to be reckoned with. This WD Black drive can hold 500GB of data and it features a fast read speed of 3,400MB/s. The drive is also marked 47 percent off, which drops its price from $149.99 to $79.99.Regular Price: $149.99Price From Amazon: $79.99Intel 660p Series 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (R/W: 1,800/1,800MB/s)Intel’s 660p isn’t the fastest NVMe SSD on the market and its read/write speeds are both capped at 1,800MB/s. It features a 1TB capacity, however, and it’s one of the least expensive NVMe SSDs of this size available.Regular Price: $149.99Price From Amazon: $79.99Samsung 860 QVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA-III SSD (R/W: 550/520MB/s)Large 2.5-inch SSDs like this one are slowly heading off the market as they are being replaced by smaller and faster M.2 NVMe drives. If your PC doesn’t support an M.2 slot, however, getting a 2.5-inch SATA-III SSD like this one will provide a significant performance boost over an HDD.Regular Price: $129.99Price From Amazon: $99.99Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (R/W: 3,500/3,000MB/s)This model of Adata’s XPG SX8200 Pro offers just as much performance as the 512GB version, but with twice as much storage space. It also offers more gigs per buck compared to its less expensive counterpart. It’s marked down from $219.99 to $149.99 after a 32 percent discount, and it drops to $134.99 after applying a coupon that knocks off an additional 10 percent.Regular Price: $219.99Price From Amazon: $134.99Samsung 970 Evo 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (R/W: 3,500/2,500MB/s)Reading data at 3,500MB/s, this SSD hits the limits of what the M.2 interface is capable of when connected using PCI-E 3.0 lanes. The drive was built using Samsung’s V-NAND 3-bit MLC NAND, which offers excellent performance. The drive is also rated to last for up to 1.5 million hours before failing.Regular Price: $299.99Price From Amazon: $169.99Western Digital Blue 3D Nand 4TB SATA-III SSD (R/W: 560/530MB/s)If you need a large and fast storage device, then this SSD will be perfect for you. Its enormous 4TB capacity can hold more data than the average person will use for several years. It’s also one of the fastest SATA-III SSDs and it can write data at a speed of up to 560MB/s. During Amazon’s Prime Day sales event you can get this drive marked down from $549.99 to $429.99.Regular Price: $549.99Price From Amazon: $429.99Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3.5-Inch SATA-III HDD (R/W: 190MB/s)If that 4TB SSD is out of your price range but you still need large amounts of storage space, then a traditional 3.5-inch HDD like this one is a sensible alternative. Its read and write performance are significantly slower at 190MB/s, but it’s also significantly less expensive at just $79.99. This drive also comes with a large 256MB cache that helps to accelerate file navigation.Regular Price: $99.99Price From Amazon: $79.99SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External USB3.1 Type-C SSD (R/W: 550/500MB/s)This compact external SSD easily fits in your pocket, which makes it easy for you to take large amounts of data with you anywhere you go. The drive was also designed to be durable and water-resistant with an IP55 rating.Regular Price: $549.99Price From Amazon: $429.99Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD (R/W: 210MB/s)Seagate’s FireCuda SSHD offers a balanced compromise between an HDD and an SSD. It packs in a large 2TB capacity with an 8GB SSD NAND chip.  It’s read/write performance can’t compete with an SSD and lags behind at 210MB/s, but frequently accessed files get transferred to the SSD chip and will load significantly faster as a result.Regular Price: $94.99Price From Amazon: $59.99Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. 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Google Releases Android Q Beta 5 With Gesture Navigation Tweaks

first_img Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents 3 Comments The Real Reason the ‘Blade’ Reboot Is Happening You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Google Releases Android Q Beta 5 With Gesture Navigation Tweaks Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Anna Kendrick’s Transformation is Turning Heads Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We Now Understand How Curt Schilling Blew His Entire Fortune Natalie Portman Reacts to Being the Next ‘Thor’ ‘IT Chapter Two’ Director Has Another Horror Remake In Mind Tagged In smartphonesgoogleandroidmobilePixelandroid q Post a Comment 3 Comments The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder A new version of Android Q is rolling out today, moving us one step closer to a final release. This fifth beta is also the first “release candidate” build of Android Q. Developers can test their apps against Beta 5 and feel confident they’ll work the same way on the final version launching later this summer. While the feature set of Android Q is pretty well fleshed out at this point, there are a few new things in Beta 5. Google says all developers should implement and test dark mode, gesture navigation, and foldable optimizations. That last point seems awfully optimistic considering Samsung hasn’t even managed to release its folding phone yet.A big chunk of Google’s efforts in Beta 5 revolve around the revamped gesture navigation. As Google announced at I/O this year, it will do away with the awkward two-button gesture nav that debuted in Pie. Instead, Android will move to an iOS-style gesture bar. This will, however, require some changes to the way Android currently works. Beta 5 includes the new Assistant shortcut that plays nicely with the gesture nav. Previously, you’d long-press the home button to access Assistant. In Beta 5, you can swipe in diagonally from the lower left or right corner to access Assistant. Google’s new back gesture (swipe in from the sides) looked like it would break navigation drawers in apps, but Google has a new peek behavior in Beta 5 that signals to users when they are interacting with the drawer rather than triggering the back gesture. Android Q’s gesture navigation will be a big change for Android.Google is also apparently admitting it doesn’t have a good solution for third-party home screen launchers. Features like the multitasking menu are part of the home screen, so they don’t work properly with replacements like Nova or Action Launcher. Users will have to use traditional button navigation with these launchers until Google develops a solution, which will happen in a post-launch update for Android Q. Android Q Beta runs on all Pixel phones, as well as some third-party devices. Google’s phones are getting OTA updates right now, but it’ll take a few days before other OEMs in the preview program get new builds ready. We’re expecting one more beta to launch in the coming weeks with very minor changes. After that, it’ll be time for the final release. That’s probably also when we’ll find out what Google has decided to name Android Q — its options are a lot more limited than with past letters.Now read:Google Just Shared an Image of the Unannounced Pixel 4Project Mainline Is Google’s Latest Attempt to Fix Android UpdatesAndroid Will Finally Have Dark Mode in Android Q By Ryan Whitwam on July 10, 2019 at 2:30 pmlast_img read more

The Worst CPUs Ever Made

first_img Intel Itanium Intel’s Itanium was a radical attempt to push hardware complexity into software optimizations. All of the work to determine which instructions to execute in parallel was handled by the compiler before the CPU ran a byte of code. Analysts predicted Itanium would conquer the world. It didn’t. Compilers were unable to extract necessary performance and the chip was radically incompatible with everything that had come before it. Once expected to replace x86 entirely and change the world, Itanium limped along for years with a niche market and precious little else.<><>12345678910 The Truth About Thor’s Jane Foster We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled Tagged In amdintelsonycpussemiconductorsps3bulldozeritaniumCell Broadband EnginePowerPCCyrixDeschutesFDIVg5Merced6x866x86MXG4 Post a Comment 133 Comments The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads  Now Read:Moore’s Law is Dead, Long Live Moore’s LawHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 4shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Worst CPUs Ever Made This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality Natalie Portman’s Female Thor Name Revealed By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2019 at 7:40 am Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 Now and Absolutely Gorgeous This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up Yesterday, we celebrated the Best CPUs Ever Made. Today, we’ve decided to revisit some of the worst CPUs ever built. To make it on to this list, a CPU needed to be fundamentally broken, as opposed to simply being poorly positioned or slower than expected. The annals of history are already stuffed with mediocre products that didn’t quite meet expectations but weren’t truly bad.Note: Plenty of people will bring up the Pentium FDIV bug here, but the reason we didn’t include it is simple: Despite being an enormous marketing failure for Intel and a huge expense, the actual bug was tiny. It impacted no one who wasn’t already doing scientific computing and the scale and scope of the problem in technical terms was never estimated to be much of anything. The incident is recalled today more for the disastrous way Intel handled it than for any overarching problem in the Pentium microarchitecture.We also include a few dishonorable mentions. These chips may not be the worst of the worst, but they ran into serious problems or failed to address key market segments. With that, here’s our list of the worst CPUs ever made. 133 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNetlast_img read more

Instagram Stories and Video Ads Become Branding Staples in Social

first_img digital marketing platformEcommerce Channel AdskenshooMarketing TechnologyMobile AdsNewsQuarterly Trends Report Previous ArticleIBI Group Launches TravellQ Traveller Information SoftwareNext ArticleIDG Communications Names Gene Bishop Global CIO Instagram Stories and Video Ads Become Branding Staples in Social PRNewswireMay 22, 2019, 7:20 pmMay 22, 2019 Instagram Stories and Video Ads Become Branding Staples in Social; Investment in Apple Search Ads AcceleratesKenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, released The Kenshoo Q1 2019 Quarterly Trends Report, and accompanying infographic, detailing Q1 spending growth in social (27%), paid search (11%) and Ecommerce Channel Ads (ECA) (83%) on a year-over-year (YoY) basis. As Kenshoo continues to expand its support for myriad ad types within key publishers, more trends emerge that highlight the value of each stage in the consumer journey, including:On a same-advertiser basis, ECA grew faster than both search and socialAcross all Kenshoo advertisers, Pinterest clicks and spending increased 2x or more compared to last yearSince launching on Kenshoo Apps in Q3 2018, spending on Apple Search Ads across all Kenshoo advertisers on the platform increased 89%As both volume and share of video ads has increased in social, click-through rate has declined over the past five quartersMobile ads comprised 84% of social and 50% of search spending in Q1Marketing Technology News: DataGrail Research Reveals 70% of Privacy Professionals Agree Their Systems Will Not Support New Privacy RegulationsDetailed findings on social and paid search performance include:Social spending increased 27% YoY and decreased 11% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ)Social impressions increased 20% YoY and 13% QoQSocial clicks decreased 23% YoY and 6% QoQSocial cost-per-thousand (CPM) impressions increased 6% YoY and decreased 21% QoQPaid search spending increased 11% YoY and decreased 16% QoQPaid search impressions increased 36% YoY and decreased 18% QoQPaid search clicks increased 25% YoY and decreased 11% QoQPaid search CPC decreased 11% YoY and 6% QoQMarketing Technology News: Wins TiE50 Award for Breakthrough AI-powered Account Based Marketing Platform“Instagram, video and mobile ads are key segments of the social advertising spectrum and continue to outpace social overall in terms of spending growth. At the same time, as video ads and Instagram Stories offer a more subtle, brand-focused ad experience, they may very well play a role in the overall decline in click-through rate,” said Chris Costello, senior director of marketing research for Kenshoo. “Paid search continues to be a stable bedrock for advertisers; even as the seasonal spending boost receded, the growth of mobile search ads propelled spend to grow over Q1 of last year, and to exceed pre-holiday levels, highlighting the importance of the channel to marketers and consumers alike.”Kenshoo provides best-of-breed, full-funnel marketing intelligence and activation on the channels with highest customer engagement, including search, social and ecommerce, enabling success by maximizing channel impact and customer lifetime value. As the industry’s leading and award-winning digital marketing platform, Kenshoo delivers opportunities to re-engage and grow customers across the world’s leading publishers and all devices.Marketing Technology News: Malicious and Disruptive Ads Account for 1 in Every 100 Impressions According to New Confiant Researchlast_img read more

Data Over Half of Consumers Will Pay More to Buy from a

first_imgData: Over Half of Consumers Will Pay More to Buy from a Retailer They’re Loyal to PRNewswireJune 5, 2019, 2:02 pmJune 5, 2019 free shipping performloyal customer baseMarketing TechnologyMichael IaccarinoNewsRetail ShopperYes Marketing Previous ArticleFinding the Whale and Other Ways Big Brands Can Learn from Start-UpsNext ArticleSecureAuth Innovates Secure Identity Management with its Intelligent Identity Cloud Service Yes Marketing Finds Most People Rank Value/Quality of Products as Their Top Driver for Loyalty to Retailers Over half of consumers say they will pay more to buy from a retailer they’re loyal to, indicating a significant opportunity for brands to drive long-term revenue from their loyal customer base, according to a new study by Yes Marketing.In “The Retail Shopper’s Journey to Loyalty” report, Yes Marketing surveyed over 1,000 retail shoppers to identify their priorities and motivations as they move along the customer journey, from initial interaction with a brand to brand loyalty. The report revealed that 41% of consumers rank product quality/value of products as the top reason they’re loyal to a retailer while 35% rank price highest.The findings indicate that elements like free shipping perform well in driving purchases with new customers but are less influential for long-term loyalty. In fact, only 3% of shoppers ranked free or expedited shipping as the top driver of loyalty. On the other hand, 40% of consumers ranked it as the top convenience factor they consider before making a purchase with a new retailer.Marketing Technology News: How to Solve Latin America’s E-Commerce ProblemMarketers can leverage these findings to prioritize the benefits they communicate to customers at different points in their journey.“The seamless and personalized consumer experience, which is a critical component of loyalty, has become table stakes,” said Jim Sturm, president of Yes Marketing. “It takes so much more to deliver on the different expectations customers have for retailers at each stage of their journey. Smart brands must differentiate between effective acquisition tactics and effective loyalty strategies. This distinction can help brands increase lifetime customer value and create truly successful lifecycle programs.”In terms of rewards, the report found that cash is king with 39% of consumers reporting that cash incentives make them feel most rewarded for their loyalty, followed by early access to products (23%) and exclusive promotions (18%).Marketing Technology News: Nielsen Launches Global Measurement For YouTube Mobile App“With the continuous evolution of the retail sector, retailers must build strong customer relationships to create lifetime loyalty and drive revenue,” said Michael Iaccarino, CEO and chairman of Infogroup, parent company of Yes Marketing. “Given the significant impact customer loyalty has on business results, retailers need to find a service and technology partner who can enhance and execute their marketing strategies to adapt to changing consumer expectations.”Marketing Technology News: Credorax Launches Smart 3D Secure Solution in Partnership With Netceteralast_img read more

Chorusai Named 1 Sales Coaching Momentum Leader in G2s Summer 2019 Momentum

first_img“Chorus is basically a cheat code. It’s an incredible training tool, and I would recommend it to all sales departments.”, the Conversation Intelligence Platform for high-growth sales teams, announced it is a momentum leader in the G2, formerly G2 Crowd, Summer 2019 Momentum Grid Reports for Conversation Intelligence and Sales Coaching. Chorus led the market in its placement as a momentum leader.“We’re honored to lead G2’s Conversation Intelligence and Sales Coaching quadrants in Momentum and Customer Satisfaction,” said Roy Raanani, CEO and Co-Founder of “G2 has become a critical input to delighting our customers by informing our product investments. Our G2 NPS of 75 and Customer Satisfaction score of 96 are a reflection of the product investments we’ve made. For example, our recently launched AI-Assisted Coaching Initiatives and Scorecards proactively flags calls and moments for Managers to review, and measure the impact of coaching on quantifiable results.”Marketing Technology News: Human Connection Matters to Gen Z: Ooma Survey Busts Myths Around Generational Communication has worked with hundreds of high-growth companies to increase quota attainment and shorten new hire ramp times by creating visibility and analyzing prospect-facing meetings at scale. The company’s proprietary AI automatically identifies and curates such moments for sales and customer success teams, thus freeing sales representatives to focus on building relationships that impact selling outcomes and use those insights for real-time sales coaching and to replicate sales best practices.“Chorus has been an essential coaching tool,” said Luca Vingiani, Global VP of Inside Sales at Crossover for Work. “We have a goal to create a team of highly consistent, trusted sales advisors in a high sales volume environment. In order to achieve this, we needed a tool that would help us measure and coach call quality with consistency versus a subjective analysis. We’ve found that call quality can impact sales outcomes by as much as 65 percent. And in 12 weeks, we improved quality scores from an average of 5% to 100% and this has translated to raising our retention rates to over 90%.”Highlights from customer reviews on G2 include:“It’s been called the best investment our company has ever made in a tool, including Salesforce.” “The most impactful coaching on the market. It not only helped reduce the ‘ramp’ time of new AEs, but also helped nearly double the close rate of the existing AE team.” “Chorus is great because of how easy it’s scaled across our sales organization. We’ve rolled it out to every team, BDRs and AEs, and each group uses it in a different way.”Marketing Technology News: Mobile Data Use Nearly Doubles, CTIA Annual Survey Shows“ earned its position as a Momentum Leader in G2’s Summer 2019 Momentum Grid Reports for Conversation Intelligence and Sales Coaching by demonstrating high growth indicators and high user satisfaction over the last year,” said Kara Kennedy, Market Research Director at G2. “With its continued momentum of earning high ratings for satisfaction, and growing its employees and digital presence, Chorus has shown that it is outpacing industry growth solutions that meet the evolving needs of their users.”Marketing Technology News: Extreme Networks to Acquire Aerohive Networks “The most valuable thing for my team is the meeting insights. Chorus breaks down talk time, watches for critical moments, and is incredibly informative about the quality of the conversations you are having with clients.” Chorus.aiConversation IntelligenceLuca VingianiMarketing Technology NewsMomentum GridNewssales coaching Previous ArticleNew Research Reveals Employees Are Ready to be Empowered by Automation TechnologyNext ArticleLytics Named a Strong Performer in Customer Data Platform Report by Independent Research Firm Named #1 Sales Coaching Momentum Leader in G2’s Summer 2019 Momentum Grid Business WireJune 27, 2019, 6:05 pmJune 27, 2019 last_img read more

Pop Art Announces the Launch of BAM – the Sales Enablement Platform

first_imgPop Art Announces the Launch of BAM! – the Sales Enablement Platform PRNewswire4 days agoJuly 19, 2019 Marketing technology pioneer Pop Art, Inc. officially announced the launch of BAM! – the only mobile-first SaaS sales enablement platform for B2B manufacturers.Designed and built over twenty years of research, development, and testing, BAM! offers manufacturers an easy way to standardize and publish digital assets for immediate use throughout their dealer sales network and on the trade show floor. The platform features a suite of WYSWYG builder modules that make it easy for OEM marketing teams to create and curate a virtual showroom featuring interactive demonstrations, product comparisons, and custom calculators.Even with its capabilities, it is the ease of use that sets BAM! apart.Marketing Technology News: 84.51° Announces Launch of STRATUM, A New Insights Product Delivering Science-Powered Data to Drive Results“Equipment manufacturers need sales enablement software to be easy to use in order to drive adoption with dealers,” said Tom Paul, CEO of Pop Art. “We designed BAM! to be hands down the easiest mobile sales app on the market. According to our customers, it is that unparalleled ease of use that drives high user adoption and delivers maximum ROI.”With a host of tangible benefits including faster onboarding for new sales reps, increased sales productivity, and reduced marketing overhead, BAM! has already gotten the industry’s attention. Recognition includes “Easiest Software to Use” and “Top Performer” in the G2 Crowd Summer Report 2019, and BAM! boasts hundreds of highly satisfied early adopters.Marketing Technology News: Peach Launches New Product to ClientsAmong the first to roll out BAM! was Amy Donahue-Kelly, then Global Marketing Manager at General Kinematics. “BAM! ensures that we’re distributing the right information at the right time,” she said. “It’s a platform that I have waited years to find.”Marketing Technology News: Smart Communications Announces Acquisition of Intelledox BAMMarketing TechnologyMarketing Technology NewsNewsPop Artsales enablement platform Previous ArticlePega Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation SoftwareNext Expands Robust Ecosystem of Sales Technologylast_img read more

XMen Dark Phoenix Movie Review Sophie Turner is Blazing Fireball You Cant

first_img james mcavoyjennifer lawrencemichael fassbendermovie review First Published: June 5, 2019, 4:25 PM IST X-Men: Dark PhoenixCast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner Director: Simon Kinberg After writing many successful X-Men films, Simon Kinberg has been put behind the megaphone, and boy, has he delivered? In true X-Men style, with huge fireballs and totally engrossing whirlwinds. It’s a newly created space within the same X-Men universe where Charles Xavier or Professor X (James McAvoy) is trying to not fight the US government at the cost of mutants being alienated and seen as different. Dark Phoenix’s problems begin right here because Patrick Stewart’s towering presence is hard to forget. But what tremendously works in the new film’s favour is its director’s understanding of the milieu. Don’t be surprised if you feel like not missing certain characters entrenched in the X-Men universe.Like many Batman films, it simply changes the characters and gives them slightly tweaked trajectories. There you meet Jean Grey as a horrified kid longing for love and family, but it was a story the fans always deserved to know in entirety. They have been served with delicate twists and pure humility. Sophie Turner, young Grey, gives us a sneak peek into her mind and her ever raging anger, but she is more human this time, like she cares about the responsibilities that come with superpowers or wouldn’t want to lose people close to her without giving them a chance. You know, things that mutants normally don’t do, or do they? In any case, it’s a good shift.Before I am misunderstood, let me make it very clear that she is not the real reason why Dark Phoenix works for me. It’s the special effects that give Turner a chance to come out of her Game of Thrones mode and display a variety of emotions. McAvoy struggles while trying to fill into Stewart’s large shoes. His arc is mostly monotonous and certainly not justifiable for his kind of talent. The same is true for Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Erik (Michael Fassbender). This is just a new beginning though. Let’s give them the benefit of doubt. This one also suffers from the issues of most origin films like how deep one should go inside a character’s history to justify what they might be doing in the future, and in this case, in the past. Dark Phoenix fails miserably on this front as there are hardly any impressive moments from Grey’s past life that we couldn’t have predicted.Read: Godzilla-King of the Monsters Movie ReviewRead: Selection Day New Episodes ReviewThey supplement such a drab storyline with exhilarating action scenes and fluid transitions. It holds the audience’s attention despite repetitive sequences and very over the top shape shifting aliens. What would Jessica Chastain do in such a scenario!On second thoughts, this might not be the best VFX you have seen in a while but it blends perfectly well with the tonality of Dark Phoenix. There is a lot to cheer for in X-Men: Dark Phoenix but give it a chance with an open mind.Rating: 3/5Interact with Rohit Vats at Twitter/@nawabjha last_img read more

Tiger Shroff Posts Intense Dance Video With Disha Patani to Wish Her

first_imgTiger Shroff and Disha Patani are both terrific dancers, and the actors showed off their dancing skills once again. In a video posted to celebrate Disha’s birthday today, the actress is seen dancing to their song Befikra with Tiger. The Baaghi actor posted the video to wish his rumoured girlfriend happy birthday. The actors have been linked for years now but they continue to deny they are more than friends. Ahead of her birthday, Disha was asked if Tiger was included in her birthday party plans, but the actress evaded the question by saying that she is keeping her birthday celebration low-key this year. But it looks like Tiger has made sure he does reach out to the Bharat actress as he turns 26 today. Check out the video: Action hero Tiger ShroffDisha pataniDisha Patani and Tiger ShroffDisha Patani birthday First Published: June 13, 2019, 1:07 PM IST She’s just appeared in one of the biggest hits of 2019, alongside superstar Salman Khan. Instead of going all out to celebrate the success with a grand birthday party this year, Disha has planned to keep the day rather low key. The actress is shooting for Malang, and so she said she will have very little time to celebrate her birthday.Disha said that she will be heading for a dinner with her friends. The actress thinks she is too old to celebrate – she hardly remembers the last time she threw a birthday party. Romance rumours surrounding Disha and Tiger began a couple of years back when they worked in the music video of Befikra together. Disha then went on to become Tiger’s leading lady in Baaghi 2. When asked about the reports of their link-up, the actress said last month, “He is my best friend too. Besides him, I don’t have any pals in the film industry.”Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more

Raebareli Cong MLA Questions Administration Over Alleged Inaction Against BJP MLC and

first_img Aditi SinghAwadhesh SinghBJPcongress First Published: July 16, 2019, 10:41 AM IST Lucknow: Aditi Singh, Congress MLA from Raebareli Sadar raised questions over the inaction by the administration in the case of alleged attack on her and other Zila Panchayat members at Toll Plaza in Harchandpur near Raebareli in May. In her FIR, the Congress MLA has named BJP MLC Dinesh Singh, his brother Ganesh Singh and Zila Panchayat Chief Awadhesh Singh and several others. The Congress MLA, who was travelling to Rae Bareli from Lucknow to participate in no-confidence motion against Zila Panchayat Chief Awadhesh Singh was allegedly attacked by goons of the BJP MLC who opened fire on her car near Modi School in Harchandpur on 14 May. An FIR was registered under various sections of the IPC naming Dinesh Singh, Awadhesh Singh, Ramesh Singh, Abhishek Singh, Tera Singh, Bachcha Singh and seven unidentified people. “There has been no arrest of the people named in the FIR and neither the main accused has surrendered in court. We have raised the issue with the SP, DM and Chief Secretary but no one named in the FIR has been arrested”, said Aditi Singh at a press conference in Lucknow on Monday. She added that the circle officer Vineet Singh has been given the additional charge of Maharajganj instead of penalized for serious complaints against him.”“The ones who attacked me and other Zila Panchayat members are history-sheeters. There are multiple serious cases on Ganesh Singh”, said the MLA. She added that she would raise the issue in the Assembly and write to the Chief Minister of the state. According to Aditi Singh the people arrested were involved in some other personal enmity. Security of three Zila panchayat members have also been taken back even after the orders from the court. Aditi Singh also alleged that the Zila Panchayat funds were being misused and bank funds were being allegedly diverted to companies directly or indirectly owned by BJP MLA Dinesh Singh.However, Dinesh Singh had dismissed all allegations made by the Congress MLA against him and his brothers saying, “We might have different political ideologies but no one in Rae Bareli can believe that I have conspired an attack on Aditi, who is like a daughter to me. I along with my brothers are ready for any kind of probe into the matter.” last_img read more

Chrome OS touch controls now available in this Beta update

first_imgTouch controls and a new UI have been introduced in the most recent release of Canary, the Beta-like state of Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is in a constant state of flux, partially because of the manufacturers that’ve pushed for functionality that’s not been a major part of the software in the past. Google, too, released their first higher-end Chromebook with a touchscreen on it – the first Google Chromebook Pixel. The video above comes from Chrome addict and happiness evangelist François Beaufort. The video is a very brief demonstration of what’s possible in this new build of Chrome OS in the Canary channel.To enable this system, first press Esc + Refresh (F5) + Power. The screen will go blank, then a warning screen will show – in response, press Ctrl + D. This can take a long time – once the developer mode is ready, press Ctrl + D when booting to skip verification. When this build is open (to developer mode), press Ctrl + Alt + T.In the command prompt just opened, type shell then sudo su, and press return. Then type the following command: update_engine_client –channel=canary-channel –update , and press return again. You’ll be in Canary! You’ll want to again close developer mode by continuing on with Ctrl + Alt + T, type shell then sudo su, and press return.Then type sudo su –, and press return, type echo ‘–enable-arc’ > /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf, and press return, type mount -o bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf, and press return. Then press Ctrl + Shift + Q TWO times to sign out. Then you’re ready to roll – sign in, reboot, sign in, and copy this address into your Chrome OS browser window: chrome://flags/#enable-fullscreen-app-list. Enable this flag, restart completely, and press the Search key (tiny magnifying glass).Remember that all actions the user takes are the user’s own responsibility. SlashGear is not responsible for any actions the user takes. If the user gets to Canary and wants to switch back, they’ll want to do the Ctrl + Alt + T key combo, type shell, then sudo su, enter, and update_engine_client –channel=stable-channel -update , then press the space bar at boot. Story TimelineChromecast support arrives on Gear VRChrome will have a built-in ad-blocker starting in early 2018DirecTV NOW will soon force computer users to stream in ChromeAT&T and StayCast bring Google Chromecast to more hotel roomsThis popular app is infected: Chrome-lookalike Magic BrowserChromebook ‘Eve’ tipped with fingerprint sensor, Assistant, and high-res displayThese web apps will revolutionize your Chromebook experiencecenter_img This newest build of Canary includes this experimental mode for Chrome – one that might look pretty wild to the average Chrome OS user. This version of the web-aimed operating system has a new way to access apps and search. The Google Search bar rests with a set of 5 suggested apps at the bottom of the screen – from there, the swiping begins. Swiping up from the bottom of the display brings up the entirety of the user’s Chrome apps. This will also allow the user to access their full set of Android apps – those functional in Chrome OS, of course. Tapping the microphone in the search bar opens up a separate window from whens the user can do a voice search.last_img read more