News “With the growing importance of digital media today, Canadian artists—especially musicians and music entrepreneurs (e.g., producers, agents)—now face the challenge of marketing their content internationally and across all platforms, while also putting a greater emphasis on touring and live performances,” the budget report says.The additional funding brings the Government of Canada ‘s total support of the Canadian music industry to $40.7 million Canadian (over $30 million U.S. dollars). Canadian music organizations such as the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and anadian Live Music Association (CLMA).”For musical artists,” the report continues, “these investments will create greater opportunities to innovate and experiment on a wider range of digital and non-digital platforms. This, combined with enhanced support for promotion—including more touring and more modern marketing approaches—will ensure that Canadian music reaches more audiences at home and abroad.”Pieces Of Woodstock’s Original Wooden Stage Are Now Collectibles Twitter Email Facebook Our neighbors to the north cite the “growing importance of digital media” for expanding their federal funding of musicNate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 4:55 pm The Canadian government has revealed its 2019 federal budget, and the news for musicians is good. Canada has pledged $20 million Canadian (approximately $15 million U.S. dollars) to the Canadian Music Fund over two years. Canada Pledges $15M In Funding For Music canada-pledges-15m-funding-create-greater-opportunities-musicians Canada Pledges $15M In Funding To Create Greater Opportunities For Musicians Read more https://twitter.com/CIMAmusic75/status/1108105512745398277
BETHLEHEM, PA — Dean’s List status at Lehigh University, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Ellen Klucznik, of Wilmington, in the Spring 2019 semester.About Lehigh UniversityFor more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Lehigh University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ellen Klucznik Named To Dean’s List At Lehigh UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”
Hybrids Car Industry SUVs More From Roadshow 2019 BMW X5 is a great return to form Share your voice 0 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5:36 Enlarge ImageBMW’s forthcoming 2020 X5 xDrive45e will have its battery pack built in South Carolina by BMW. BMW BMW is gearing up to release hybrid versions of two extremely popular models — the X3 and X5 — the latter of which is slated to start production Aug. 1. Rather than having some other company assemble the battery packs for these vehicles, which is a relatively common practice in the industry, BMW prefers to do it itself.Of course, that requires some smart logistics. Thankfully BMW is pretty good at that, which is why it’s been able to double its battery pack production capacity in its Spartanburg, South Carolina factory, which the company announced on Wednesday. This means it’s invested $10 million in the battery facility and increased its size to over 86,000 square-feet.Beyond that, BMW has invested a further $10 million in its PHEV production line in Spartanburg. Clearly, it’s planning on selling a lot of X5 xDrive45e and X3 xDrive30e models, the latter of which will go into production in December.We drove the xDrive45e earlier this year alongside three other BMW PHEVs, and it was far and away our favorite thanks to the nearly 400 horsepower provided by its hybrid drivetrain. Its 24 kilowatt-hour battery is more than double the size of the previous X5 PHEV, and that makes it much more practical to use in EV mode.BMW’s Spartanburg factory has been in operation for 24 years, with its battery pack production line having been in full-swing for the last four. 11 Photos Post a comment BMW The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e has a big battery pack for improved efficiency BMW
Four people, who were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital with serious burn injuries, died at the hospital on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Gita Rani, 25, a resident of Birganj upazila of Dinajpur, Afroza, 75, from Nilphamari district, Rumki, 27, a resident of Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district, and Makbul, 62, of Dinajpur.Hospital sources said the four victims sustained burn injuries while warming themselves standing beside flame amid cold on 6 and 7 January.Later, they were admitted to the burn unit of the hospital, said the hospital’s assistant director Nur-E-Alam.
Mourners pray as they pay their respect to a 33-year-old woman killed by a mortar shelling at Chhajla village in Mendhar near the Line of Control (LoC) border with Pakistan on 1 March, 2019. Photo: AFPIndian forces on Friday fought battles with militants in Kashmir that left seven dead, whilst being dragged into fierce artillery barrages with Pakistani rivals along the troubled territory’s angry ceasefire line.At least one person was killed by mortar fire that has intensified in a worrying sign that Kashmir faces prolonged fallout from new hostilities between India and Pakistan.Seven people were killed in the latest raids that have been staged virtually daily since an Islamist suicide bomber hit a convoy in the Himalayan region on 14 February killing 40 Indian paramilitaries.Troops laid siege to a house in the Handwara district of India’s only Muslim-majority state, believing they had killed two militants inside.However one survived, a police official told AFP. Hours after the firing stopped when security forces went in to retrieve the bodies the man emerged from debris and opened fire, killing four soldiers before he was shot dead.A civilian was killed in later protests over the clash, the official added.- Line of violence -Indian and Pakistan fighter jets staged tit-for-tat raids as they wrangled over responsibility for the February suicide attack.India blamed Pakistan, which denied any role, as it does in an armed uprising in Muslim-majority Kashmir that has left tens of thousands dead since 1989.Pakistan’s promise to release an Indian pilot shot down in the aerial dogfight this week eased the threat of a wider conflict between the neighbours.But there are heightened fears that Kashmir could become the focus of new tensions.”There is a very high risk of escalation towards localised, but more intense direct Indian-Pakistani military confrontation in Kashmir,” Jane’s Intelligence service said in a study this week.Alongside the raids, heavy mortar and artillery fire across the Line of Control — which has separated Kashmir into rival sectors since 1947 — sent residents on both sides scurrying for cover.Indian paramilitary troopers stop a motorcyclist as they block a road in Srinagar on 1 March, 2019. Photo: AFP- Lights out, hopes fade -One woman was killed and an Indian soldier wounded during shelling late Thursday and early Friday at the southern end of the unofficial frontier, according to police.Three hundred people turned up for the funeral of 33-year-old Amina Akhtar who was walking in a field near the village of Chhala when shrapnel from a mortar shell pierced her neck, killing her on the spot.”Poor people are getting killed and their homes are destroyed. We don’t want our men, women and children to die like this. We need peace,” said resident Nagina Bano, who blamed the Indian government.Indian authorities told villages to turn off lights to avoid becoming a target for Pakistani gunners. But it did not help Surjeet Kumar, village chief at Kalal, near the town of Nowshera.With regular explosions and gunfire breaking the night-time silence, Kumar said he was in his house when nine 120mm mortars hit.One shell left a huge hole in the stone bedroom wall, smashing the windows and furniture. Eight other shells failed to explode.”We want peace or an all out war. We don’t want to live in bits and pieces,” Kumar said.”We are very scared. They are firing heavy weapons not just bullets. Yesterday Pakistani jets were flying over our village. We haven’t cooked or eaten properly since the shelling began.”Kalal has no protective shelter and the only school has been closed for a week. Most of the children have been sent away.With more explosions and gunfire echoing around the valley, Kumar’s wife Raj Banti said they may leave too.”We cannot live like this. If we are given an option we would definitely leave this place forever. We are poor but still love our lives,” she said.
An aedes mosquito. File PhotoThree more dengue patients died in Keraniganj of Dhaka, Faridpur and Shariatpur on Monday night and early Tuesday although there is a downtrend in fresh dengue cases across the country, reports UNB.At least 1,572 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8am on Tuesday while 6,470 patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics.Of the deceased, a rickshaw-puller identified as Shaheb Ali, 35, died in Faridpur district while a housewife, Fatema, 45 died at Mitford Hospital.In Faridpur, Shaheb Ali of Matikanda in Sadar upazila of Rajbari was admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital with fever on Monday, said Mahfuzur Rahman Bulu, an assistant director at the hospital.He died around 10:30pm.Seven people have so far died of dengue at the hospital, Bulu said.At least 70 people infected with dengue were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours, raising the number of dengue patients to 357.Fatema, hailing from Bandar upazila of Narayanganj, died at Mitford Hospital on Monday after being diagnosed with dengue.Some 105 new patients with dengue fever were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours as of Tuesday while 81 people got released from the hospital after taking dengue treatment.In Shariatpur, housewife Suraiya Begum, 35, wife of Kamal Dhali, died after being infected with dengue at her house in Damuda upazila, said former upazila health and family planning officer Syed Anowar Hossain.She was diagnosed with dengue on 16 Aug.Civil surgeon Khalilur Rahman said so far 326 dengue patients were identified. Currently, 56 patients were being treated at hospitals in the district.The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on Saturday, and 1,719 on Friday, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).Meanwhile, the number of new infections at district level also declined in the last 24 hours from Monday’s 858 to 822 on Tuesday.Currently, 3, 413 patients are hospitalised in the capital and 3,057 around the country.The government has so far confirmed the deaths of 40 people although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.Since the beginning of this year, 56,369 patients infected with dengue were hospitalised.
iSAT Africa, a UAE-based company and subsidiary of Wananchi Group, has signed a deal with Measat Satellite Systems, giving it capacity on Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite.Under the terms of the deal, iSAT will expand its VSAT and broadcast solutions across Africa using Africasat-1a’s pan-African C-band coverage.“We selected Africasat-1a due to the growing demand of our customers for data trunking, broadcasting, and GSM backhaul solutions. Africasat-1a is the best choice to meet these requirements, due to its high power and its African and European coverage via a single beam,” said Santosh Sakpal, technical manager, iSAT.Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite was launched in February 2013 and provides high-powered C-band satellite services and content across Africa with connectivity into Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Vivendi will “keep investing” in Canal+ both in France and internationally, both in programming and technology, despite the ongoing challenges the pay TV outfit faces, with a planned rollout of the MyCanal app internationally, according to chairman and CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine.Speaking to analysts after Vivendi posted its full-year results, De Puyfontaine said that Canal+ would “roll out its digital offer abroad with the MyCanal app”. He said that the parent company would continue to invest in Canal+ programming and technology “because there is a strong need to boost revenue growth”.Canal+ added 654,000 subscribers in the year to December, taking its total to 15.6 million. However, the group’s domestic French subscribers base declined from 8.1 million to 7.8 million thanks to a collapse in SVOD service Canalplay’s subscriber base and the dropping of the old Canalsat offering in favour of new packages and subscriptions via wholesale partnership with telecom operators. On the positive side, the Canal+ premium channel saw its base in increase by 251,000 taking its total to 8.3 million including collective subscriptions.Canal+ revenues were 0.3% down at €5.166 billion for the year, with revenues in France dropping 3.4%, driven lower by the decline in subscribers. The domestic decline was largely offset by international growth. Internationally, Canal+ Group revenues were up 6.8% on the strength of an 883,000 increase in subscribers.Film unit Studiocanal saw its revenues slip 0.6% to €462 million thanks to the absence of the equivalent of Paddington 2, its star performer for international sales in 2017.The group turned in EBITA before restructuring charges of €428 million, up €80 million.Vivendi’s revenues grew by 11.3% to €13.932 billion thanks to the impact of the consolidation of advertising arm Havas and strong growth at Universal Music Group. The music outfit and Canal+’s improved performance helped boost group EBITA to €1.288 billion, up 33%. Vivendi is in the process of seeking a partner to invest in UMG in the course of the next year.
The new European copyright directive approved by the European Parliament earlier this week is “a beautiful European law”, and the French government will move swiftly to transpose it into national law, according to French culture minister Franck Riester.Franck RiesterSpeaking at the Series Mania event in Lille, Riester said that the directive had been passed in the face of a massive campaign of “disinformation” and added that Europe had “resisted” the power of big international technology corporations in seeing it through.“The directive will change nothing for internet users, but will change everything for content creators,” he said.He said there would be “no delay” in transposing the directive into national law ahead of the two-year deadline set by the EU.Riester said that the new French audiovisual media law that is expected to come before legislators this summer “will help public service and fight piracy”.Riester also outlined a new ‘plan séries’ to support the development of French series and encourage its export to international markets.The Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) is leading the initiative, enlarging the allocation of funds to support French content creation dedicated to short formats of between 20 and 52 minutes and upping its funding by 25% for shows that are commissioned two series at a time to enable producers to reduce the time between seasons of a show.Finally, the plan envisages support for the export of series, the government will provide an additional 25% funding on top to producers that secure substantial international pre-financing.The CNC’s plan series funding amounts to about €3 million a year in total.