Kaepernick’s work on Nike ad earns Emmy, not NFL quarterback gig

first_imgNo, those aren’t personnel executives from Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Miami beseeching the former 49ers quarterback to Save Our Ship. They’re well-wishers … Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow.Saints quarterback Drew Brees is out for six weeks with a hand.Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is suffering from an incomplete understanding of how to play quarterback in the NFL.In other news, Colin Kaepernick’s phone is ringing off the hook.last_img

Why Asians Rule YouTube

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#web#YouTube A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last June, in a panel celebrating diversity at Vidcon, the unofficial YouTubers conference, rapper Timothy DeLaGhetto suggested the main reason for his popularity on the site: He’s “an Asian guy doing normal things.” (DeLaGhetto ranks #53 with 1.4 million subscribers and 465 million total views.)“Here’s a group of people that are not traditionally represented elsewhere,” said filmmaker and musician Freddie Wong in an interview. “We didn’t have a Blaxsploitation moment, and the closest we got was Bruce Lee and Kung Fu.” Ranking #6 on the YouTube chart with 1-plus million views of each of his videos, Wong mostly makes geeky and guntastic shorts, though he recently expanded to a Web series format with Video Game High School. Fact: Asians rule YouTube. After decades of stereotypical roles as brainiacs and kung fu masters, the long underrepresented group is flexing its media muscles online. Of the top 10 personalities on YouTube, three are Asian, occupying the second, sixth, and 10th spots respectfully. The top 10 women also include three Asians.Long ostracized from mainstream television, Asians have taken advantage of YouTube’s low barrier to entry to create their own opportunities and their own characters. From rappers to sketch-comedy stars to make-up artists, they can be whatever they want. YouTube even has a Korean equivalent of TV’s Jersey Shore called K-Town, broadcast on Kevin Smith’s LOUD channel. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Wong could easily work in Hollywood, but he loves the freedom of the digital space. In fact, Hollywood directors and actors now vie to work with him or appear in his YouTube shorts.“We are [on YouTube] doing our thing and it works because we’re doing our thing,” Wong said. “We’re not trying to fulfill or reject any given stereotype. This is where our platform is, and it will be a matter of time before traditional media realizes the value of representation across demographics.” Kim Evey, a Korean-American actress who now works as a producer with Felicia Day, joined the YouTube community after seeing a viral video of two  Asians lip-syncing. She recalls only three Asians in media when she was growing up: “Connie Chung, who was a news reporter; a woman on a sitcom called Night Court; and then there was M*A*S*H. That was it if you were Asian and wanted to be an actor.” She is blown away by what is happening on YouTube today. “The fact that they do exist, and have the success that they have, is so exciting to me.”Bernie Su, a Web series writer of hit shows like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, said “as an Asian American, I am proud and happy to see” Asians at the top of the list of popular YouTubers. “Asian Americans don’t have a lot of rolemodels” in traditional media right now, he adds.“The Asian American audience is relevant,” Su said, “and when Hollywood and advertisers realize how relevant they are, they’ll pretty much have to see Asian-American stars.” fruzsina eordogh Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Facebook Dislikes Waze Acquisition

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Tags:#Facebook#now#Waze Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img If Israel-based mapping company Waze does get picked up by one of the big Silicon Valley suitors rumored to be courting, it won’t be by Facebook.(See also Facebook Rumored To Purchase Traffic App Waze For $1 Billion.)Reports are out today that Facebook is no longer in talks with Waze for a possible buy. Reasons for the break down in discussions are not clear, but the rumor mill is claiming that Waze may not have wanted to relocate to California. Of course, maybe Waze got a better offer from one of the other companies that have been rumored to be knocking at their door: a list that once included Apple and, most recently, Google. But wait, now Apple denies ever making any play for Waze.(Check out Waze Mapped As The Billion-Dollar Treasure.)Waze is the hotter than the Sun these days, but after a no-show from Apple and now a fall-out with Facebook, is the mapping company just another flash in the pan? readwrite How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more

J&K CEO takes up issue of security cover withdrawal

first_imgA day after the Congress alleged that the accommodation and security cover of its leaders in Jammu and Kashmir were withdrawn, the State Chief Electoral Officer said he has informed the Election Commission about the issue and will also write to the State administration. “We are writing to (the State) government to take their view on this (withdrawal of security and accommodation to Congress leaders and its chief in Jammu and Kashmir),” Shailendra Kumar, the CEO, said on Wednesday. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Tuesday accused the State administration of withdrawing the security cover of several party leaders to “hamper” their poll campaign, especially in the militancy-hit south Kashmir region. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has to seek the approval of the CEO with regard to withdrawal of security and accommodation to political leaders during the elections as the model code of conduct is in place. Mr. Mir had alleged that the Governor’s administration has deliberately withdrawn the security cover.last_img read more

Arafura Games: Philippines hauls gold medals in swimming

first_imgMOST READ The 13-year-old Amogius finished with a time of one minute, 10.53 seconds in the 100m backstroke, around two seconds faster than Western Australia’s Taila Jane Wilkinson (1:12.19) who won the silver.Amogius then clocked in at 2:33.63 in the 200m IM, around three seconds faster than what Wilkinson tallied in the tiff that was held at Parap Swimming Pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCabalo, meanwhile, cruised in the 400m run finishing the course at 50.73 seconds, two seconds ahead of Northern Territory’s Blair Andrews (52.08) who won the silver and bronze medalist Joseph Salmon (52.34).National University’s stalwart then teamed up with Joviane Calixto, Jason Buenacosa, and Romel Bautista to conquer the 4x100m relay with a time of 43.49 seconds blazing past Northern Territory and Malaysia. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “I’m really happy and I broke all my times. I’m very, very happy and honored to swim for the Philippines because it’s my country and I’m proud to be a Filipino,” said Amogius.“This is my dream to take a gold medal here in Australia because the competition here is something else,” said Cabalo.Other Filipino athletes who also won gold medals in Day 1 were Ivo Nikolai Enot (13-14 men’s 100m backstroke) in swimming, and Abigail Manzano (women’s 3,000m steeplechase), Nicko Caparoso (men’s 3,000m steeplechase), Bruce Fernia (men’s javelin throw), Jessel Lumapas (women’s 400m run), and Mark Anthony Casena (men’s triple jump) in athletics.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Top seed Ateneo braces for FEU as ‘real fight’ begins in Final 4 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo from Team Phil – Arafura Games 2019 FacebookMANILA, Philippines—Lora Micah Amogius and John Lloyd spearheaded a massive gold medal haul for the Philippines after the pair became double gold winners in the Arafura Games late Saturday night in Darwin, Australia.Amogius captured the gold medals in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke and 200m individual medley in swimming while Cabalo ruled the men’s 400m run and the men’s 4x100m relay in athletics to lead the Philippines’ haul of 10 gold medals in Day 1.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ana Ivanovic not to represent Serbia

first_imgSerbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic has decided not to play for her national team, Serbian media reported on Tuesday.Ivanovic informed the Tennis Federation of Serbia about her decision, while the federation tried unsuccessfully to dissuade her, according to TV channel B92, reports Efe.Serbian team coach Tatjana Jecmenica expressed regret about the decision, acknowledging that the national team “is much stronger” with Ivanovic’s presence.The coach noted that she will respect the world No.19’s decision, without giving further details.Ivanovic, who is one of the best current players in the Serbian national team, has played 29 games for Serbia with 20 victories.The Serbian’s best result with her national team was in the Federation Cup in 2012, when Serbia lost the final against the Czech Republic.last_img read more

13 days agoRodri says workload hitting Man City campaign

first_imgRodri says workload hitting Man City campaignby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri says their workload is hitting their campaign.Pep Guardiola is aiming to win his third league title in a row with the Blues, but City have made their worst start to a league campaign since he took charge of the club in 2016. Asked to explain their losses in the league, he told ESPN: “I won my first title as soon as I arrived [Community Shield], so that [start] was good.”I think people have to be aware that there is a lot happening: we have had a lot of players out, it is difficult because we play every three days in three competitions and we are playing with more or less the same players.”What’s done is done.”We have to realise that we are doing things wrong, and we have to fix it. We have to be calm: it’s the start of the season, we have recognised that we have had our problems, and we improve.”Also, in football there are many things you can’t control. We hope we can get important players [back from injury] and when they do, that will be good for the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: J.T. Barrett Participated In The Circle Drill With A Fan At Student Appreciation Day

first_imgJT Barrett Circle Drill.JT Barrett Circle DrillToday was Student Appreciation Day at Ohio State, and as you can imagine, the turnout at Buckeye spring practice was strong. Fans usually love seeing players participate in the “Circle Drill,” but don’t often end up getting involved themselves. Quarterbacks are always excluded from the action as well, so naturally today saw an OSU QB and a young fan face off in the circle.Lori Schmidt of Columbus’ 97.1 The Fan has the video of J.T. Barrett “defeating” a young woman in the Circle Drill. Surely this was a thrill for her to be face-to-face with one of the Buckeyes. Ohio State QB JT Barrett participates in circle drill at the team’s student appreciation day practice. pic.twitter.com/GD6rAxK89O— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) April 2, 2016That will undoubtedly be the only time you see Barrett in the circle during his career in Columbus.last_img read more

New 55 million dollar investment by Grace Bay Resorts

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newdevelopmentforProvo, #RockHouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – A $55 million dollar investment by Grace Bay Resorts will bring a new luxury tourism experience to Providenciales and they are calling it Rock House TCI.    It will mean up to 250 full time jobs during construction within a year, and 120 jobs at the residence resort when all of the work is done in three years.    Executives of Grace Bay Resorts held an announcement event despite the muggy weather on Wednesday and showed off what will be one of the more amazing features of the newest property to come along the rocky shores down Cherokee Road, which is near the Leeward Highway location of ScotiaBank.   That feature, an uninterrupted and elevated view of Provo waters.    Mark Durliat is the CEO and promised that the last thing their engineers are worried about is whether the design can be cradled in rocky ridge, and shared that at the end of construction, 74 keys will be available for guests in three residential designs.  On hand for the announcement was Premier Sharlene Robinson, who commended Grace Bay Resorts for expanding the tourism potential of Providenciales by being among the developers with faith in what International Drive can become for the destination.  Tourism Minister, Ralph Higgs was also there and echoed similar sentiments, saying the Rock House is the perfect example of what can be achieved with faith in the destination and that Grace Bay Resorts and its Grace Bay Club is very much a part of the world renowned success of Providenciales in the area of ultra-luxury living and escapes; he congratulated GBR on this latest investment. Minister Higgs guaranteed government support. Rock House Turks and Caicos has residences, which will double as resort rentals starting from $600,000 and is already with 35% commitment from the global marketplace.#MagneticMediaNews#RockHouse#newdevelopmentforProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

MTV Confirms Performers For Spring Break Reboot Zara Larsson City Girls Tyga

first_imgNews MTV Spring Break 2019: Zara Larsson, Tyga & More mtv-confirms-performers-spring-break-reboot-zara-larsson-city-girls-tyga-more MTV Confirms Performers For Spring Break Reboot: Zara Larsson, City Girls, Tyga & More Facebook Twitter Rae Sremmurd and Lil Baby have also been announced to perform at the network’s first Spring Break party in five yearsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Mar 13, 2019 – 4:30 pm Last November, MTV announced they would be reviving their Spring Break TV special come March 2019. Now, things are finally starting to heat up; on March 11 the network revealed details about the forthcoming week-long party.MTV Spring Break 2019 will bring the party to Cancún, Mex. one more time, with Swedish pop star Zara Larsson, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Tyga, brother rap team Rae Sremmurd, trap duo City Girls and their Quality Control label-mate, Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, all slated to perform. Email The party will take place at the beachside Grand Oasis hotel from March 23–28, airing live on MTV and MTV.com. The event will be hosted by two of MTV’s boisterous personalities: “Wild N’ Out” co-host and MC Justina Valentine and Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame.Guadagnino’s former “Jersey Shore” cast-mate is also slated to join the festivities, joining the lineup of musical guests as DJ Pauly D.There will also be special programming airing in conjunction with the week’s festivities, which involve the stars of two of the network’s current reality shows, “Siesta Key” and “The Challenge,” joining in on the Cancún festivities. The former cast of “Ex on the Beach” will reunite to “hit the sand to talk to spring breakers about love and romance.” The first-ever MTV Spring Break took place in 1986 in Daytona Beach, Fla., featuring lots of neon and GRAMMY winners the Beastie Boys as musical guests. The network continued the program for years as its popularity grew, featuring guests over the years that included GRAMMY winners Usher, Lil Wayne and *NSYNC.  The program aired live on the main channel until 2005, after which it moved to the MTVU until 2014, the last time the event took place. The reboot is part of MTV’s expansion in the music-centered live events space, along with their purchase of the annual Tahoe-based SnowGlobe Music Festival in 2018.Spring Break 2019 will be airing live on MTV and MTV.com from March 23 to 28. Or if you have your sights set on challenging Pauly D in an arm wrestling match, visit StudentCity’s site, MTV’s longtime Spring Break partner, for more info.Ace of Base’s “The Sign” Turns 25: How America Fell Back In Love With Swedish PopRead morelast_img read more