Dating Market – Umpalazi http://umpalazi.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:24:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://umpalazi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Dating Market – Umpalazi http://umpalazi.org/ 32 32 “I’m Ready” – Hollywood Life https://umpalazi.org/im-ready-hollywood-life/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/im-ready-hollywood-life/ See the gallery Image Credit: Shutterstock Sherri Berger is on the market! The 55-year-old talk show opened up about being ready to date during an appearance on View Tuesday, June 28. Sherri opened up about her love life, as she returned to the hot topics table, as the show celebrates its 25th season in the […]]]>



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Sherri Berger is on the market! The 55-year-old talk show opened up about being ready to date during an appearance on View Tuesday, June 28. Sherri opened up about her love life, as she returned to the hot topics table, as the show celebrates its 25th season in the Bahamas! During the show, Ana Navarre asked what her dating plans were and she revealed that she was looking to meet someone. “I’m single and ready to mingle, but no marriage!” she said, like Whoopi Goldberg tried to intervene. Sherri explained, “I’ve been single for four and a half years!”

Along with revealing that she’s looking to get back there, Sherri opened up about her experiences trying out dating apps like Raya (which Chris Rock helped her check). Unfortunately, it doesn’t go as well as expected. “I’ve been ghosted three times,” she said.

Sherri revealed she was looking to date for the first time in nearly 5 years on “The View.” (Shutterstock)

Although she’s been ghosted a few times, she also revealed that she had a brief fling with an OBGYN, which she wasn’t even sure was real. “He didn’t have time. He just gave birth,” she said. “I didn’t know if I was a victim of catfishing. I thought it was a 15-year-old boy in a cabin in Switzerland with a computer. Even though the relationship didn’t work out with the doctor, Sherri said it had its perks. “Guess what? We didn’t work out, but I’m getting free pap smears and breast exams!” she joked.

Sherri has repeatedly joked about being single on View. When she returned as a guest host in October, she left fans flabbergasted when she revealed she kept guns in the same drawer as her sex toys, during a discussion about the fact that black women owned guns.

Sherri joked about a doctor she had a brief romance with on the show. (Shutterstock)

Besides dating, Sherri has certainly been busy over the past year. In February, it was announced that she would be getting her own self-titled talk show in the same slot as The Wendy Williams Show, of which Sherri was a regular guest co-host during Wendy Williams’ absence.

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You need digital marketing as part of your skill set https://umpalazi.org/you-need-digital-marketing-as-part-of-your-skill-set/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:36:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/you-need-digital-marketing-as-part-of-your-skill-set/ More than ever, businesses and employees with digital marketing skills are the ones who will thrive WHILE many businesses, large and small, have closed temporarily or closed entirely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses that still exist today can attest to one factor that has contributed to their longevity: digital marketing. . According to the […]]]>

More than ever, businesses and employees with digital marketing skills are the ones who will thrive

WHILE many businesses, large and small, have closed temporarily or closed entirely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses that still exist today can attest to one factor that has contributed to their longevity: digital marketing. .

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), online sales increased by 30% in the European Union in 2020 compared to 2019, and the share of online retail in total cumulative sales in China reached 24.6%.

Last year, Bank Negara reported that online sales nearly doubled in Malaysia during the pandemic.

Moreover, the OECD predicts that, since online sales require investment, many companies that have increased their participation in e-commerce at the height of the pandemic have an incentive to capitalize on their infrastructure or skills acquired over the long term. .

Dr. Khoo says digital marketing is a necessary tool for the savvy businessman and marketer.

“According to the 28th edition of the Deloitte CMO survey, investments in digital marketing activities increased between 2021 and 2022. Most companies invest in data analytics (78%), website optimization (74%), digital media and research (71%),” says Dr. Kimberley Khoo Kim Leng, Senior Lecturer at Taylor University School of Management and Marketing, adding that digital marketing is a necessary tool for the savvy businessman and marketer.

Lim believes that those who don't equip themselves with digital marketing skills can run the risk of exposing their careers and businesses to change and vulnerabilities.Lim believes that those who don’t equip themselves with digital marketing skills can run the risk of exposing their careers and businesses to change and vulnerabilities.

Academic Lim Con Nee, from the School of Management and Marketing, believes that those who do not equip themselves with digital marketing skills can run the risk of exposing their careers and businesses to change and vulnerabilities.

“If we don’t advance with technology, we will be way behind as companies are already jumping on the bandwagon to run their businesses using ubiquitous channels,” Lim says.

She gives some examples of companies that have managed to pivot quickly to cope with the effects of the pandemic and to maintain their relationship with consumers while generating sales: “We saw how AirAsia developed its super application when the industry aerospace was down, how AEON pivoted to online delivery of shopping products, and Zara and Ikea used AR (augmented reality) in their retail businesses.

With the acceleration of digitization, businesses can now do much more than just sell products on a website or platform. Lim says digital marketers have begun to perfect available technologies to target specific audiences and consumers to create a personalized experience.

“Many companies are now focusing on innovative new technologies beyond their comfort zone, such as using artificial intelligence and analytics to gain more insight into their potential buyers,” Lim says. .

“They are also using more interactive features such as rich media ads on their websites, as well as social media sites and influencers, among others.”

After all, marketing is all about building relationships with consumers, and it’s also been compared to courting via “online dating” – less driven by chance encounters, and more by algorithms and data.

Lim points out that this relationship building also involves being aware of the social habits of target consumers and meeting them where they congregate.

“I anticipate the use of social sites such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to increase significantly,” she says, adding that the social aspect of marketing is important because successful digital marketers have a good understanding of their target audience. and continuously build good rapport with their followers and networks over several years.

Khoo believes that in the future, digital marketing will have the potential to provide consumers with a new and immersive experience as companies seek to appeal to young consumers who are perceived as “digital natives”.

“Web 3.0 and the metaverse are likely to change digital marketing trends. Many companies have started to take interest in immersive marketing, as it is expected that AR and virtual reality (VR) will be the indispensable parts of the lives of digital natives,” she says.

Both Lim and Khoo teach a Taylor’s MicroCreds Digital Marketing module, where students will learn marketing theories, digital marketing and social media knowledge and tools, digital marketing strategies to generate more traffic for online businesses and gain practical knowledge. experiences.

Taylor’s MicroCreds is an industry-recognized learning certification with credit value, which is shorter and more flexible than a traditional degree and designed according to current market trends for various industries and professions.

Some MicroCreds are stackable, which count towards the credits needed for a degree if one chooses to pursue a degree program.

These courses are taught by industry experts and experienced academics. Upon completion, graduates will be offered an electronic certificate and a digital badge.

For more information on Taylor Microcreds, click here.

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What is a recession? https://umpalazi.org/what-is-a-recession/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:21:37 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/what-is-a-recession/ Chaotic stock markets, sky-high interest rates and the pain of inflation have left a question at the top of Americans’ minds: Are we in a recession? Probably not yet, but signs of economic weakness are emerging. When will this turn into a protracted recession, and how long this downturn could last, are important questions that […]]]>

Chaotic stock markets, sky-high interest rates and the pain of inflation have left a question at the top of Americans’ minds: Are we in a recession?

Probably not yet, but signs of economic weakness are emerging. When will this turn into a protracted recession, and how long this downturn could last, are important questions that concern people on Wall Street and outside it.

Major banks have raised their forecasts to account for the growing possibility of an economic slowdown. Goldman Sachs analysts put the probability of a recession over the next year at 30%, down from 15% previously. Bank of America economists predicted a 40% chance of a recession in 2023.

Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about recessions and why some people are now talking about the next one.

What is a recession?

Simply put, a recession occurs when the economy stops growing and starts to contract.

Some say it happens when the value of goods and services produced in a country, known as gross domestic product, declines for two consecutive quarters, or six months.

In the United States, however, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a century-old nonprofit organization widely seen as the arbiter of recessions and booms, takes a broader view.

According to the bureau, a recession is “a significant decline in economic activity” that is widespread and lasts for several months. Typically, this not only means lower GDP, but also lower incomes, employment, industrial production and retail sales.

While the office’s business cycle dating committee declares when we’re in a recession, it often happens long after the crisis has already begun. Recessions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are long, some short. Some create lasting damage, while others are quickly forgotten.

A recession ends when economic growth returns.

Why do some people think a recession is coming?

The short answer: the Federal Reserve.

The central bank is trying to slow the economy, in order to rein in inflation, which is now rising at its fastest pace since 1981. Last week, the Fed announced its biggest interest rate hike since 1994, and further significant jumps in borrowing costs are likely this year.

The Fed is trying to “rip the bandage off,” said Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economist at S&P Global, by rapidly raising interest rates.

“The Fed is saying we have to act now,” Bovino said. “We need to act tough and we need to anticipate many rate hikes before the situation spirals even further out of control.”

Stock investors fear the central bank will slow growth too much, triggering a recession. And the S&P 500 is already in a bear market – the term for when stocks fall more than 20% from recent highs.

In the housing market, where mortgage rates have reached their highest level since 2008, property companies like Redfin and Compass are laying off employees in anticipation of a downturn.

Consumers, the economic engine of the United States, are also increasingly worried about the economy, and that’s a bad development. In May, consumer confidence hit its lowest point in almost 11 years.

“If people are depressed, worried about their finances or their purchasing power, they start closing their wallets,” Bovino said. “The way households prepare for a recession is to save. The downside is that if everyone saves, the economy doesn’t grow.

None of this means that a recession is sure to start. It is important to keep in mind that the labor market is still strong and is an important pillar of the economy. About 390,000 new jobs were created in May, the 17th straight monthly gain, and the jobless rate is near a half-century low of 3.6%.

How often do recessions occur and how long do they last?

While people talk about “business cycles,” periods of growth followed by downturns, there is little regularity in how recessions occur.

Some may occur back-to-back, such as the recession that began and ended in 1980, and the next one, which began the following year, according to the bureau. Others have occurred a decade apart, as was the case with the crisis that ended in March 1991 as well as the next, which began in March 2001, following the dot-com crash. of 2000.

On average, recessions since World War II have lasted just over 10 months each, according to the NBER, but of course some stand out.

The Great Depression, which is etched in the memory of older Americans, began in 1929 and ended four years later, although many economists and historians define it more broadly, saying it never ended. than in 1941, when the economy mobilized for the entry of the nation. in World War II.

The last two recessions show how different they can be: The Great Recession lasted 18 months after starting in late 2007 with the bursting of the housing bubble and the resulting financial crisis. The recession at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 only lasted two months, making it the shortest ever, even though the recession was a brutal experience for many people.

“In terms of the sheer amount of contraction in real activity and how quickly, the COVID contraction has been the most dramatic,” said Robert Hall, chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee, which follows recessions. a very large fraction of the working population was simply not working in April 2020.”

Can recessions be avoided?

Not really. Despite their best efforts, politicians and government officials can do little to stave off recessions completely.

Even if policymakers were able to create a perfectly oiled economy, they should also influence how Americans think about the economy. This is one of the reasons they try to put their best face on metrics like jobs reports, stock indexes, and holiday retail sales.

There are things officials can do to lessen the severity of a recession through the use of Fed monetary policy, for example, and fiscal policy, which is set by lawmakers.

With fiscal policy, legislators can try to mitigate the effects of recessions. A response could include targeted tax cuts or spending increases on safety net programs like unemployment insurance that kick in automatically to stabilize the economy when it is underperforming.

A more active approach could involve Congress approving new spending for, say, infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy by creating jobs, increasing economic output and boosting productivity – although this may be a tough proposition right now because that kind of spending could make the inflation problem worse.

Written by Isabella Simonetti and Niraj Chokshi. This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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The key to online dating success? Ask questions and get this number fast https://umpalazi.org/the-key-to-online-dating-success-ask-questions-and-get-this-number-fast/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:08:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/the-key-to-online-dating-success-ask-questions-and-get-this-number-fast/ Asking lots of questions, being patient and getting your crush’s number as soon as possible are the best tips for online dating success, according to new research from UCD. According to Associate Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin, Taha Yasseri, dating apps have “great consequences” for our dating habits. “There’s not a lot of […]]]>

Asking lots of questions, being patient and getting your crush’s number as soon as possible are the best tips for online dating success, according to new research from UCD.

According to Associate Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin, Taha Yasseri, dating apps have “great consequences” for our dating habits.

“There’s not a lot of stigma around dating today like there used to be,” he said. Ever since mobile dating apps hit the market in 2012, introducing a widely labeled “gamification” of online dating, love has never been the same.

More than a third of couples in long-term relationships in the US have met online and this is thought to be rising. A particularly active group online are same-sex couples, and research suggests that two-thirds in the United States have met through dating apps.

Tens of millions of people are now matched every day on dating apps around the world, giving many hope of finding love soon. But what behaviors lead to online success?

Professor Yasseri has struck a deal with one of the three biggest online dating companies in the market on the condition that he keep the companies’ identities confidential. Out of two million conversations, he analyzed 19 million messages on the platform between 400,000 men and women.

To find out how to succeed online, Professor Yasseri measured the exchange of phone numbers within the app. He discovered that about 20% of conversations are successful and most numbers are exchanged after just 20 messages.

He said:

In a bar, you wouldn’t give out your number after 20 exchanged sentences, so it’s a very fast interaction.

There aren’t many numbers exchanged after a hundred messages, so to improve the chances of success, it should be exchanged sooner, he said. If you keep chatting after that, it’s unlikely to go anywhere.

Another good indicator is to ask questions. If a woman simply asks a question, there is already a 19% higher chance of success. Only 1% of successful interactions don’t contain a question, so it’s important to get to know the other person.

Having a friend in common also increases your chances of success, and knowing how small Ireland is, that can’t be too difficult, he said.

You are also not alone if you have not received a response to your messages. 50% of all conversations are one-way, which means half of the messages go unanswered.

Research shows people respond to first messages on average after 2.4 days and Prof Yasseri advised people to ‘take your time, be patient and not rush’.

Unsurprisingly to those who have used dating apps, 83% of conversations are initiated by men and this figure has been steadily increasing over time.

“For women, getting a match online is not difficult,” he said. “Almost all the profiles they like, the man has already liked them.” But for men, it’s a “numbers game” where success is unlikely without much appreciation from other profiles.

However, men are still more likely to receive a response as only 42% of initial messages sent by women receive a response.

“I think the way dating apps allow us to reach more diverse potential sexual partners and life partners has significant effects,” he said, adding that it could help Irish people meet people. partners outside of their social circles, as Ireland can be quite closely linked. .

Race relationships have increased in recent years alongside the rise of online dating, he said. “Online dating helps us maintain a higher level of diversity in our gene pool and that’s good for evolution.”

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A spoonful of commercial success overcomes the rejection of the obvious | Jones Day https://umpalazi.org/a-spoonful-of-commercial-success-overcomes-the-rejection-of-the-obvious-jones-day/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:40:13 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/a-spoonful-of-commercial-success-overcomes-the-rejection-of-the-obvious-jones-day/ [co-author: Christopher Dorsett]* The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reversed evidence rejections based on a plaintiff demonstrating the commercial success of a baby spoon, in Ex Parte Doug Gonterman and Jessica Lineberry. The PTAB found sufficient commercial success in the form of sales data, and that this success was directly attributable to the […]]]>

[co-author: Christopher Dorsett]*

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reversed evidence rejections based on a plaintiff demonstrating the commercial success of a baby spoon, in Ex Parte Doug Gonterman and Jessica Lineberry. The PTAB found sufficient commercial success in the form of sales data, and that this success was directly attributable to the unique characteristics of the applicant’s product. This success overcame prior art directed at spoons dating back to 1948.

The application at issue related to NumNum LLC’s Pre-Spoon GOOtensil™. The Pre-Spoon GOOtensil™ is “a personal feeding device” designed to help young children self-feed. Three independent claims were considered on appeal, including independent claim 1, which states:

CLAIMS 1. Utensil comprising:

a rounded handle end; and

a food end consisting of an outer edge and a non-concave surface having arms extending therein,

wherein the utensil is about four inches long,

wherein the food end is to enter a person’s mouth, and

wherein the arms in combination with portions of the non-concave surface together define a food retaining edge, wherein the food retaining edge defines a hole.

During the prosecution, the Examiner dismissed the independent claims as obvious by using several prior art references dating back to 1948, including a slotted spoon and a flat mixing spoon. In light of these disclosures and various other prior art disclosures of spoons, the Examiner has determined that it would have been obvious to those skilled in the art to combine the known elements and that such a combination would yield results predictable.

To determine whether the applied prior art references could be overcome by commercial success, the PTAB applied a two-part test whereby the claimant needs: (1) a demonstration of a link between the claimed invention as set forth in the independent claims and commercial success and (2) to demonstrate actual commercial success by showing significant sales of the incorporated product in the relevant market. The plaintiff bears the burden of proof for both.

Link between claimed invention and commercial success

To assess whether NumNum demonstrated a link between the independent claims and its commercial success, the PTAB first compared the description of the utensil in the specification with the NumNum product. He determined that the independent claims incorporated into the “Pre-spoon GOOtensil™” are based on a close comparison between the application specification and the NumNum product. For example, the PTAB compared the images of the Pre-spoon GOOtensil™ product with the numbers in the patent application and determined that the images mirror each other. In addition, all features of the Pre-spoon GOOtensil™ product images have been cited by the independent claims. Further, as NumNum only sells one product, the PTAB was satisfied by the inventor’s statement that the products substantially embody the claimed invention as set forth in the independent claims.

Next, the PTAB considered whether the commercial success of the Pre-spoon GOOtensil™ product was attributable to the unique characteristics of the invention. The PTAB found it particularly compelling that the product did not contain any additional elements other than those detailed in the claims of the application. In addition, the PTAB was convinced by the price of the Pre-Spoon GOOtensil ™ at a price almost double the amount of other spoons designed for children who did not have the elements claimed. The higher price tag combined with continued success proved to be compelling evidence of consumer preference for the spoon’s unique features. Similarly, the PTAB found that a small amount of marketing and advertising undertaken by NumNum, and the small overall size of the company weighed in favor of demonstrating its commercial success was primarily due to the claimed features.

Real business success

With respect to actual commercial success, the PTAB concluded that the Examiner’s erroneous discounting of NumNum’s evidence regarding data regarding its relevant market share was a critical error. The PTAB reiterated that while market data combined with sales figures can provide stronger evidence of business success, sales data alone can also be evidence of business success. NumNum presented year-over-year sales data showing an increase in sales from $37,000 in 2013 to projected sales of $1,200,000 in 2020. The PTAB found these to be convincing evidence on its own, even in the absence of data on its share of the baby spoon market. .

Carry

The commercial success of a claimed product is therefore a viable, albeit rare, option to overcome a denial of evidence. A candidate bears the burden of proof to establish such success. It must demonstrate not only that the claimed product is commercially successful based on sales or market share, but also that it is the features of the product sought for patentability that lead to commercial success. Although the PTAB did not address the possible obstacles to patentability induced by the sale of a commercial product, applicants should be aware of the interplay between its commercial success and the public sale of the products to be patented.

* Chris is a summer associate in Jones Day’s San Diego office.

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Artist Han Guru Signs With SBD Entertainment, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Spackman Media Group | Taiwan News https://umpalazi.org/artist-han-guru-signs-with-sbd-entertainment-a-wholly-owned-subsidiary-of-spackman-media-group-taiwan-news/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/artist-han-guru-signs-with-sbd-entertainment-a-wholly-owned-subsidiary-of-spackman-media-group-taiwan-news/ Han Guru Returns To Korean Entertainment Business With Signing Of Exclusive Deal With SBD Entertainment Han Guru debuted as a singer in 2011 and successfully made the leap to star in K-dramas such as MARRIAGE NOT DATING (2014), CAN WE GET MARRIED (2012) and K-GIRL (2011) Besides Han Guru, SBD Entertainment also represents Korea’s top […]]]>
  • Han Guru Returns To Korean Entertainment Business With Signing Of Exclusive Deal With SBD Entertainment
  • Han Guru debuted as a singer in 2011 and successfully made the leap to star in K-dramas such as MARRIAGE NOT DATING (2014), CAN WE GET MARRIED (2012) and K-GIRL (2011)
  • Besides Han Guru, SBD Entertainment also represents Korea’s top actor Son Suk-ku and one of Korea’s rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – June 20, 2022 Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the “Band“), a leading Korean entertainment production group founded in 2011 by media and technology investor Charles Spackman, would like to announce that Han Guru is returning to the Korean entertainment industry after signing an exclusive contract with SBD Entertainment Inc. (“SBD Entertainment“), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“).

Han Guru debuted as a singer in 2011 and successfully made the jump to acting, appearing in K-dramas such as MARRIAGE NOT DATING (2014), CAN WE GET MARRIED (2012) and K-GIRL (2011).

Previously, Han Guru received New Star Award at SBS Drama Awards (2014), New Icon at 7e Style Icon Awards (2014) and Best New TV Actress at 19e Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards (2011).

Besides Han Guru, SBD Entertainment also represents and manages the careers of 12 artists, including Korea’s Best Actor Son Suk-ku and one of Korea’s rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun.

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL“or the”Company“), and with its subsidiaries, (the “Band“), is one of the leading entertainment production groups in Korea. SEGL is principally engaged in the independent development, production, presentation and financing of motion pictures in Korea.

The company was founded in 2011 by renowned media and technology investor, Charles Spackman, who served as the company’s Executive Chairman until 2017. For the past two decades, Mr. Charles Spackman has been a powerhouse in Korean entertainment industry from the early 2000s with the pioneering success of Sidus Pictures, the largest film production company at the time and the first to be listed in Korea. Mr. Spackman is also the founder, chairman and CEO of the global investment firm Spackman Group. For more information, please visit http://www.charlesspackman.com and Social media icon https://spackman-group.com/charles-spackman.

Since its inception, SEGL has produced more than 30 major motion pictures, including a number of the highest-grossing and award-winning films in Korea, namely #LIVING (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), DEFAULT (2018), MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), SNOWDROPS (2013), COLD EYES (2013) and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012).

Our films are distributed and released theatrically in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including online streaming, cable television, broadcast television, IPTV, video on demand and home video. /DVDs, etc. Generally, we release our films in a major theatrical exhibition first in Korea, then in overseas and ancillary markets.

The Group also invests in and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to our content business, we also hold interests in entertainment-related companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core businesses. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the symbol 40E.

Manufacturing labels

SEGL owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), investor, broadcaster and/or post-theater distributor for a total of 79 films (58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSE OF TREASON, THE OUTLAWS and SECRETLY, A LOTwhich was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun from MY LOVE OF THE STARSas good as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the distributor of post-theatrical rights ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a highly lucrative romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWSco-presented by Novus Mediacorp, broke the all-time highest video-on-demand record (“VOD“) Sales records in Korea. For more information, please visit Social media icon http://novusmediacorp.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Single-sided films“) which is an early stage film production company. Simplex Films’ first film, JESTERS: THE GAME CHANGERS (2019), was released in Korea on August 21, 2019. Simplex Films has several film line-ups including HURRICANE BROTHERS (working title).

The Company holds a 100% interest in Take Pictures Pte. ltd. (“Take photos“) who produced STONE JUMP (2020) and THE BOX (2021), and will publish THE GUEST in the second half of 2022 and A MAN OF REASONwith previous job title GUARDIAN in 2022 provisionally.

The Company holds a 100% interest in Greenlight Content Limited (“Green light content“) which mainly engages in investment activities in fiction and films, as well as consulting services for the production of Korean content. Thanks to the acquisition of Greenlight Content, the first fiction co-produced by the Group, MY SECRET TERRIUS, starring Korean star So Ji Sub, reached No. 1 in drama ratings for its timeslot and recorded double-digit viewership ratings for its highest ratings. Greenlight Content was one of the main investors of MY SECRET TERRIUS.

The Company holds a 20% stake in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and broadcast four upcoming films, the first of which will be GHOST ISLAND OF GLAMORa comedy horror movie.

Talent Representation

The Company holds a 43.88% effective interest in Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“). SMGL, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively one of the largest entertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the number of artists under management, including some of the biggest names in the industry. Korean entertainment industry SMGL operates its talent management business through renowned agencies such as MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Min-jung, Ko Sung-hee ), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku, Han Ji-hyun, Lee Cho-hee, Park Keun-rok), UAA&CO Inc. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Hye-ri, Kim Ji-young, Wang Ji- won), Play Content Co., Ltd. (Kang Min-ji, Hwang-hwi) and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Baek Si-won, Shin Ji-woong). Korea, SMGL represents and guides the professional careers of a roster of award-winning actors/actresses in the practice areas of film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment SMGL takes part i of its unparalleled portfolio o artists as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality entertainment content projects, including motion pictures, variety shows and television series. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for SMGL to make strategic investments in early-stage companies that can collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company. For more information, please visit Social media icon http://www.spackmanmediagroup.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Constellation Agency Pte. ltd. (“Constellation Agency“). Constellation Agency, owner of The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The factory P“) and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), is primarily involved in the overseas agency business for Korean artists venturing into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions provider specializing in the production of event and branded content. PMG is a talent management agency that represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.

Strategic companies

The Company also operates a coffee shop, Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and owns a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.

For more details, please visit Social media icon http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/

#SpackmanEntertainmentGroup

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These money and investing tips can help you be smarter in a bear market that might not be average https://umpalazi.org/these-money-and-investing-tips-can-help-you-be-smarter-in-a-bear-market-that-might-not-be-average/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 12:18:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/these-money-and-investing-tips-can-help-you-be-smarter-in-a-bear-market-that-might-not-be-average/ Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to receive MarketWatch’s top mutual fund and ETF stories via email every week! INVESTMENT NEWS AND TRENDS Why bonds haven’t performed better this year The stock-bond correlation has fluctuated a lot over the last century Read more Bonds did not protect you from the […]]]>

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US Weather Service forecast places gas generators on deck for record summer demand https://umpalazi.org/us-weather-service-forecast-places-gas-generators-on-deck-for-record-summer-demand/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:39:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/us-weather-service-forecast-places-gas-generators-on-deck-for-record-summer-demand/ Strong points Lower 48 states with 33-40% risk for warmer temperatures Heat risk highest for Northeast, Texas and West Coal production constrained by capacity, supply U.S. gas-fired electric generators could experience a record season for cooling demand this summer, if an updated seasonal forecast from the National Weather Service proves accurate. Not registered? Receive daily […]]]>
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Lower 48 states with 33-40% risk for warmer temperatures

Heat risk highest for Northeast, Texas and West

Coal production constrained by capacity, supply

U.S. gas-fired electric generators could experience a record season for cooling demand this summer, if an updated seasonal forecast from the National Weather Service proves accurate.

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Growing constraints on coal production make this outcome even more likely.

In July, August and September, all of the lower 48 states face a minimum risk of 33 to 40 percent above-average temperatures, according to the June 16 seasonal temperature forecast released by the weather agency. The risk of warmer weather has been predicted at a low of 50% up to 70% in parts of the Rockies, the desert southwest, Texas, and the northeast Atlantic coast.

A weather-normal power consumption forecast from Platts Analytics already predicted the strongest demand this summer since 2020, when low prices fueled a record season for gas generators.

During the hottest months of this summer, from June to August, electricity consumption in the United States is expected to average more than 39 billion cubic feet per day, exceeding demand in the summer of 2021, but just below the record 2020 average of 40.3 billion cubic feet per day.


Warmer-than-usual weather, which looks almost certain to impact parts of the West and Northeast, could easily tip the scales, making this season a record high for gas production. According to data from Platts Analytics, the Northeast and Southwest together accounted for more than 35% of total electricity consumption in the United States in recent summers. For this reason, the warmer weather in both regions could have an outsized impact this year.

Since the start of the month, gas-fired power generation in the northeast has averaged more than 9.3 billion cubic feet per day, already setting a new record for the first half of June. In the Southwest, electricity consumptions have averaged around 3.35 bcf/d so far in June, lagging the monthly averages of last year and 2020 to rank as the third hottest June start, according to data from Platts Analytics.

Coal constraints

Growing constraints on coal production in the United States could exacerbate the risks posed by abnormally hot summer temperatures.

In the past 12 months, power producers have retired more than 11.2 GW of coal capacity in the United States. As older plants are replaced with natural gas and renewables, the ability of generators to simply switch thermal fuel sources in response to high gas prices continues to be further compromised.


Record coal prices may be another constraint. In June, the price of central Appalachian thermal coal averaged a record high of $156.55/st, according to Platts valuations dating back to 2005. Again this week, CAPP coal prices approached the record high of one day at $160.60/st recorded in July 2008.

If soaring coal prices weren’t enough to discourage power producers, additional supply constraints could be.

From January to May, U.S. coal exports are expected to reach 17.4 million tonnes, up 11.5% on the year and the highest total volume for the period since 2018, according to Platts Analytics data. .

Coal production and inventories in the United States, meanwhile, have fallen sharply in 2022.

In the first week of June, national production averaged 11.2 million tonnes, continuing to track historical levels at only 88% of the average production of the previous five years. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, US coal inventories also remained depressed, rising slightly from the third quarter to 99.1 million sts, but still at their lowest level dating back to at least 2015, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.

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Every Meal a Date: Plaintiffs Never Dine Alone on Israeli Reality TV Show https://umpalazi.org/every-meal-a-date-plaintiffs-never-dine-alone-on-israeli-reality-tv-show/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:00:24 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/every-meal-a-date-plaintiffs-never-dine-alone-on-israeli-reality-tv-show/ Forget dating apps, Israel’s HOT entertainment channel is producing “Hungry For Love”, a new reality show for the international market. The show follows a group of contestants as they search for love, but there’s one simple rule: every meal they eat must be a date, and they can never dine alone. Stampede Ventures and Tadmor […]]]>

Forget dating apps, Israel’s HOT entertainment channel is producing “Hungry For Love”, a new reality show for the international market.

The show follows a group of contestants as they search for love, but there’s one simple rule: every meal they eat must be a date, and they can never dine alone.

Stampede Ventures and Tadmor Entertainment are co-owners of the series, produced for Israeli channel HOT Entertainment, with no air date yet.

The Israeli unscripted series is a new venture for Stampede, which has series creator Zipi Rozenblum on board, in her role as Tadmor’s unscripted content manager.

Rozenblum’s “Marry Me Now,” developed for Armoza Formats, recently aired on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN television network.

The direct serial order includes Yarden Edri (“Big Brother Israel”) and Gur Arad (Israeli Ninja Warrior).

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BlackBerry Named “Leader” for Third Consecutive Year in IDC MarketScape 2022 for Global UEM Software https://umpalazi.org/blackberry-named-leader-for-third-consecutive-year-in-idc-marketscape-2022-for-global-uem-software/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/blackberry-named-leader-for-third-consecutive-year-in-idc-marketscape-2022-for-global-uem-software/ BlackBerry UEM recognized for its protection, security and productivity WATERLOO, ON, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that it has been ranked as a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325122, May 2022), and IDC MarketScape Worldwide UEM Software for Rugged Appliance/Internet […]]]>

BlackBerry UEM recognized for its protection, security and productivity

WATERLOO, ON, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that it has been ranked as a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325122, May 2022), and IDC MarketScape Worldwide UEM Software for Rugged Appliance/Internet of Things Deployments (Doc # US48325322, May 2022), both of which provide an in-depth analysis of global Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software vendors.

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This recognition follows BlackBerry partnering with Google to launch Chrome Enterprise Management with BlackBerry UEM, providing the full suite of UEM support for the growing number of devices running the popular Google Chrome operating system and Chrome browser. in companies.

The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software 2022 Vendor Assessment report highlights a number of notable strengths for BlackBerry UEM, including:

  • BlackBerry’s UEM offering meets a wide range of government and industry certifications for security and compliance, including FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, NIAP Common Criteria, and PCI-DSS, among others. The UEM product is also on approved vendor lists for a number of US and foreign government organizations.

  • BlackBerry’s broad portfolio of cybersecurity products, services and solutions, along with the artificial intelligence technology behind its threat detection and remediation capabilities, provides a powerful link to the UEM solution, especially for use cases requiring continuous authentication and security checks of endpoints accessing the enterprise. data and applications.

  • BlackBerry’s Mobile Threat Detection (MTD) technology integrates with the UEM product to provide a robust management/security endpoint offering for smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices running threat-centric operating systems. mobiles such as Android.

  • BlackBerry UEM tightly integrates with SaaS critical event management and notification platforms from vendor BlackBerry® Alert and BlackBerry® AtHoc®. This includes delivering specialized and deterministic messages to endpoints, as well as integrating with endpoint access control settings and policies to accommodate emergency situations.

“We are honored to be named a Leader for the third consecutive year in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software 2022 Vendor Assessment,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Product Engineering at BlackBerry. “Working with Cylance from BlackBerry® cybersecurity products to provide end-to-end cybersecurity protection, UEM is the first line of defense through device management and compliance. This report and other recent studies confirm that our unified approach to responding to the evolving UEM market is succeeding and that we continue to be viewed as the vendor of choice by organizations and governments needing software and services to securing mobile devices, as well as embedded devices in the IoT space.”

The IDC MarketScape methodology evaluates vendors offering UEM software, examining the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs. The assessment is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that evaluates each vendor against each other, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be most important for success in the UEM market in the short and long term.

Download an excerpt from the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide UEM Software 2022 here to learn more.

About IDC MarketScape: The IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment Model is designed to provide insight into the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) vendors in a given market. The research methodology uses a rigorous scoring methodology based on qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a unique graphical illustration of each vendor’s position in a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework within which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential vendors.

About BlackBerry
BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to businesses and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints, including more 195M Vehicles. Situated at Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, security and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of data management. endpoints, endpoint security, encryption and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is clear: to deliver a connected future you can trust.

Blackberry. Smart security. Everywhere.

For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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