Swiss pay TV provider TeleClub has struck a deal w

first_imgSwiss pay TV provider TeleClub has struck a deal with UEFA for Champions League and Europa League rights for the next two seasons.TeleClub will air the matches in HD. In German-speaking areas TeleClub will offer all Champions League matches and a selection of Europa League games in partnership with Sky Deutschland. In Suisse-Romande TeleClub will offer a selection of the top matches with commentary in French.last_img

Over 30 of Portuguese pay TV operator Zon Multime

first_imgOver 30% of Portuguese pay TV operator Zon Multimedia’s triple-play customers now take its Iris advanced TV product, according to chief operating officer Luis Lopes.Zon recently launched Timewarp, a personal cloud recording system that records all programmes that viewers want to see for seven days. About 95% of customers use it, with 70% using it every day. it has a satisfaction score of 9.1 out of 10, wiuth 10% of customers using at the same time at peak times.The system is available for 80 channels currently. Viewers can select channels they want to record and then search the channel for content to view. They can also search by genere or look for a specific programming asset directly.Lopes, speaking on the second day of the Cable Congress in London yesterday, said that the service had attracted stronger usage than video-on-demand or any other advanced TV service.last_img read more

Croatian cable operator Bnet part of Telekom Aus

first_imgCroatian cable operator B.net, part of Telekom Austria-owned telecoms operator Vipnet, has added local music service CMC to its programming line-up.CMC will share a frequency with kids channel Mini TV. The music channel will air from 20:00-07:00, with the kids service available during daytime hours.last_img

Netflixs original production spending spree conti

first_imgNetflix’s original production spending spree continues, with the video streaming platform this time partnering with The Matrix creators the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski on a sci-fi drama.Sense8 will comprise of an initial 10-episodes and marks siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski’s first foray into television and Babylon 5 creator Straczynski’s latest TV project. Besides The Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis are also behind movies V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and the recent adaptation of Cloud Atlas.Crossbones producer Georgeville Television will produce Sense8 in association with Straczynski’s Studio JMS, which launched last year. Georgetown’s Marc Rosen, Leon Clarance and Deepak Nayar will executive producer.The show joins a slate of Netflix originals that includes House of Cards, which launched this year, plus the upcoming Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove and ArrestedDevelopment. It will launch late next year.Plot details have not yet been revealed, but the Wachowskis said: “Several years ago, we had a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox Sense8 was born.”“Andy and Lana Wachowski and Joe Straczynski are among the most imaginative writers and gifted visual storytellers of our time,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “Their incredible creations are favorites of Netflix members globally and we can’t wait to bring Sense8 to life.”last_img read more

Local television network Sheffield Live TV launch

first_imgLocal television network Sheffield Live! TV launched yesterday evening, broadcasting in the Yorkshire city on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Cable channel 159.The channel is the latest local TV launch in the UK, with broadcast regulator Ofcom having issued 30 local TV licences across the UK, with a second phase of licensing already underway.Some six other stations have already gone on air, including London Live. However, earlier this month, Ofcom said that it is “very unlikely” that all the new local TV stations being licensing will succeed, after Birmingham’s City TV became the first to go bust in August.last_img

USbased publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has c

first_imgUS-based publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has created a TV and film division and brought in former A+E boss Steve Ronson to run it.Chicken Soup for the Soul is known for its books featuring inspirational true-life stories and will make branded TV shows and features.Ronson left A+E late last year after a 13-year stint at the channel operator, latterly as VP, international television, digital media and consumer products.In his new role as CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions, he will oversee the new unit’s content efforts and its existing TV projects, which include the recently released special Chicken Soup for the Soul: food & family. The teen-skewed education/information show that went out on PBS. The new division will make a talk show, feature film and other TV projects.“Chicken Soup for the Soul is a well-known brand that translates into highly entertaining, inspirational television,” said Ronson, CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions. “The brand is unique, beloved worldwide, and delivers the important, uplifting and inspiring messages of our time.”“We already have several ambitious television and theatrical projects underway,” said Chicken Soup for the Soul founder and CEO, William Rouhana, Jr. “With an eye toward building upon these opportunities, we are pleased to announce the formation of Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions, headed by industry veteran Steve Ronson.”last_img read more

Russian pay TV operator NTV has secured the right

first_imgRussian pay TV operator NTV+ has secured the rights to the FIVB Volleyball World Cup to be held in Japan between over the next month.The operator will cover the women’s championship from August 22 to September 6 and the men’s competition from September 8-23.The competition will be seen on the Sport Plus channel.Separately, NTV+ will add four new movie and drama channels to its line-up from September 1, including Sony Sci-Fi and Sony Entertainment TV in the VIP Kino West package, and Sony Turbo and Russian channel World Drama in the Basic West package.last_img

The new Apple TV box The BBC has launched an iPlay

first_imgThe new Apple TV boxThe BBC has launched an iPlayer app for the new generation of Apple TV, and has updated its mobile iPlayer apps to include BBC Store integration.The Apple TV app goes live today, allowing users of the recently launched Apple streaming device to access BBC programming and exclusive iPlayer content.Meanwhile, the updates to the BBC’s iPlayer mobile and tablet apps will allow signed-in members to stream BBC Store purchases directly from the app and receive personalised programme recommendations.“Christmas is a popular time for viewers to come to BBC iPlayer, as they unwrap new devices and browse and discover the BBC’s fantastic Christmas programmes,” said head of BBC iPlayer, Dan Taylor-Watt.“With the launch of iPlayer on new Apple TV, I’m delighted we’ve been able to give people another way of accessing the full breadth and range of BBC programmes. And, the updates to our mobile and tablet apps mean we can now deliver more personalised recommendations of BBC programmes to viewers, as well as the ability to stream BBC Store purchases directly from the iPlayer app.”The BBC Store integration follows the launch of the download-to-own digital retail site last month. The store is a joint effort between the BBC’s commercial and public service arms and is accessible through the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service as well as from a standalone website.Apple first unveiled its revamped, next generation Apple TV box in September and started selling the device in October. The BBC confirmed plans to launch the iPlayer on the new Apple TV “in the coming months” in October.last_img read more

The 10 leading pay TV services in the US lost 663

first_imgThe 10 leading pay TV services in the US lost 663,000 subscribers between them in the second quarter of 2016, according to Informitv’s Multiscreen Index report.AT&T, the largest pay TV group in the Index saw its satellite subsidiary DirecTV gain 342,000 television customers in the US, while its U-verse telco television service lost 391,000.Comcast reduced its television customer loss for the quarter to 4,000, ending the period with 22.40 million television subscribers, while Verizon Fios television subscribers declined by 1,226,000 following the transfer of some markets to Frontier – which gained 1,085,000.Meanwhile, Charter the third largest provider following the merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, lost 152,000 TV subscribers with a total of 16.93 million in the quarter.“DIRECTV was the only company in the top 10 to report organic subscriber growth, although that was largely at the expense of AT&T U-verse,” said Informitv analyst Sue Farrell.“It’s been a turbulent quarter with some large losses but the real story is one of consolidation.”last_img read more

Les Moonves The majority shareholder of Viacom and

first_imgLes MoonvesThe majority shareholder of Viacom and CBS has urged the US media giants to re-merge.National Amusements has sent an open letter to CBS Corp. chairman, president and CEO Les Mooves and the Viacom board of requesting they “explore a potential combination”.CBS and Viacom operated as one company between 1999 and December 2005, but split ahead of the retirement of National Amusements chief Sumner Redstone, who in fact remains in his post today depsite conflicting reports over the 93-year-old’s health.That saw the previous Viacom become broadcasting business CBS, with the new Viacom taking on the MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon cable networks. National Amusements became controller of both companies, but kept them separate.However, the open letter reverses that train of thought. “We believe that a combination of CBS and Viacom might offer substantial synergies that would allow the combined company to respond even more aggressively and effectively to the challenges of the changing entertainment and media landscape,” Sumner Redstone and his daughter, National Amusements president Shari Redstone, wrote.“As a result, we would like both companies’ boards to consider a potential combination of the companies. Our tentative view is that optimal structure would be an all-stock transaction on which the stockholders of each company would receive shares in the combined company of the same class as they currently hold.”The letter added National Amusements would not be willing to accept “any acquisition by a third party of either company”, or any deal that would result in the Redstones “surrendering” their controlling position in either company. National Amusements owns 80% of the voting shares in Viacom and CBS.Furthermore, Viacom’s board had made good on a recent promise to access debt markets to improve the company’s precarious financial situation.In a statement released yesterday, Viacom revealed it had agreed to sell US$400 million in senior notes due in 2022 and US$900 million in senior notes due in 2026. The sales were expected to close in October 4.The developments come after Viacom’s interim CEO, Tom Dooley, announced he would be leaving the company in November. He had succeeded Philippe Dauman, who lost a protracted and bitter boardroom war with the Shari Redstone this year and subsequently left the company after failing to persuade the board to sell 49% of film studio Paramount Pictures to a Chinese media group.Shari Redstone is now a key power-broker in the companies’ futures, but will need to convince Moonves of the benefits of a merger. While Viacom has a sprawling international business that would benefit CBS, it also has a big debt pile and would initially drive the CBS share price down.CBS had not publicly responded to the open letter at press time this morning.Meanwhile, Viacom’s search for a new CEO continues, with Dooley remaining in his post to help with the process for the time being.last_img read more

Although over55s remain staunch supporters of lin

first_imgAlthough over-55s remain staunch supporters of linear television, a new study shows they are now waking up to binge viewing through SVOD platforms.According to Ampere Analytics, there is virtually no difference in viewing habits between those aged 55-64 and 18-24s if subscription on-demand is the only service in their household.Over-55s SVOD users watched about one hour, 20 minutes of content per day, with 18-24s watching one hour, 26 minutes on average.In general, those that favour SVOD over TV watch about the same amount of content, with the 25-34, 35-44 and 45-54 demos all clocking in at around one hour, 25 minutes.“It’s long been held that an ageing population offers a ready audience for broadcast TV, but our analysis shows that it’s time for a reality check,” said Ampere director Richard Broughton.“Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon are not exclusively for the younger viewer, they are just taking longer to convince 55- to 64-year olds of the value of a paid-for TV content subscription.”He added older age groups changed their viewing behaviour in a similar way to younger counterparts after taking an on-demand subscription.The different between age groups is starker among what Ampere classes as average respondents, with 55-64s watching just eight minutes of SVOD content and 18-24s tuning in for 39 minutes.In total, just 13% of SVOD customers are 55 or older, according to the research, with the vast majority (44%) aged under 35.However, usage is growing rapidly, with UK Netflix users aged 55-64 growing from just 9% in mid-2015 to 25%.Surprisingly, Ampere found that most markets were relatively consistent in their SVOD consumption across age groups – with the average around the one hour, 20 minute mark.France, which has been far more conservative in its SVOD uptake, was the exception. The average clocked in at just 50 minutes of SVOD consumption per day.As they hit saturation point with the youngest viewers in the markets like the US and UK, the marketing teams of the SVOD services will increasingly want to turn their attention to older viewers,” said Broughton.“We expect this to herald yet more changes to content consumption for both broadcast and on-demand services.”Ampere polled 33,000 people with internet connections in 16 markets to assess typical consumption patterns.Over 55s believe in SVOD fantasy, want actionAn interesting facet of Ampere’s research shows action and adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, and crime and thriller content best draw in 55-64s.Action and fantasy/sci-fi were the most popular genre among 14% of the demo, with crime and thriller just behind on 13%.This behaviour is much the same as that of younger demographics.Eight per cent were enticed by comedy, and 7% by documentaries, which means most consumers continue to see entertainment and formats as the preserve of the linear TV channel.Ampere noted the preference for documentary was slightly higher than younger demos and slightly lower for comedy.last_img read more

Altice PortugalMeo has added an exclusive Disney

first_imgAltice Portugal/Meo has added an exclusive Disney-branded pop-up channel to its line of TV services.Meo launched Disney Channel Forever to its schedule on Friday. The channel is set to run until September 17 and will be available free of charge to all Meo customers over ADSL, fibre, satellite and also the Meo Go multiscreen service.The channel will focus on teen-friendly content, offering series including Soy Luna, Good Luck Charlie!, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana and Shake it Up.Meo said that the launch was an example of its commitment to air special Disney channels made available at different times of the year.last_img

US cable operator Charter Communications has becom

first_imgUS cable operator Charter Communications has become the latest operator in the market to launch a low-cost OTT TV offering, in its case targeted exclusively at its own broadband-only subscribers.Spectrum TV Essentials is targeted at Charter subscribers that don’t take the operator’s pay TV services. The service, to be launched at the end of March, will include over 60 channels and access to associated on-demand content. Charter has struck agreements with programmers including Viacom, Discovery, A&E, AMC and Hallmark to populate the service.Tom RutledgeThe service will be available for US$14.99 a month plus tax, with no fees or installation charges. The line-up will be available through the Spectrum TV App on devices including iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs and computers via SpectrumTV.com.In the coming months, Charter plans to introduce a Cloud DVR service on the Spectrum TV App.In addition to the channels on the service, from May Spectrum Originals will be available to Spectrum TV Essential customers.Viacom is a key partner in the venture, which chimes with Viacom CEO Bob Bakish’s strategy of targeting skinny bundle offerings in the US as an underserved market for content.“Spectrum TV Essentials is an OTT offering designed to provide Spectrum Internet-only customers a new low-price, high-value video option. As we began to assemble the rights for this new video service, we received great enthusiasm and encouragement from these key programming partners, who share our view and embrace creating an innovative video offering we believe will resonate with our internet customers. Notably, Viacom shared its strong belief and research that suggests there is a large untapped opportunity for a low-priced, entertainment-only bundle unencumbered by the high cost of broadcast retransmission consent fees and expensive sports programming,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter chairman and CEO.“We’re thrilled to expand and deepen our relationship with Charter. They share both our commitment to the evolution of the the Pay TV ecosystem as well as our understanding of the changing needs of consumers. As the video marketplace continues to segment across price points and offerings, we believe a high quality, lower priced option for internet-only subscribers is very important.   We’re excited to have our global brands as part of Spectrum TV Essentials at launch,” said Viacom’s Bakish.last_img read more

JB Perrette With its international business now ac

first_imgJB PerretteWith its international business now accounting for over half of factual giant Discovery’s overall business, Discovery Networks International president JB Perrette talked to Stuart Thomson about plans for Eurosport, the free-to-air and pay TV markets, investing in production, and digital initiatives. Among global channel providers, Discovery has perhaps gone furthest over the last few years in expanding its business outside the US market, to the point where its international business now accounts for the greater proportion of revenue. Not only has the group expanded the range and distribution of its portfolio of organically developed channels, it has made major international acquisitions over the last three years in the shape of Eurosport, previously owned by France’s TF1, and the Nordic SBS-branded channels formerly owned by ProSiebenSat.1. Discovery’s channels reached a record 654 million viewers globally at the end of last year. Eurosport, majority owned by Discovery for the last nine months, is crucial to the broadcaster’s European plans. Discovery recently appointed former MP & Silva Group co-CEO Peter Hutton to run the sports network. The broadcaster is now moving to invest heavily in sports rights, including high-end premium rights where appropriate, and using the sports network’s second channel, Eurosport 2, as its vehicle for localisation.“Strategically we are on the path to move from having the single pan-regional strategy that’s been in place for 25 years to a dual-pronged pan-regional and local strategy,” says JB Perrette, who has served as Discovery Networks International’s president for the last year. “We see this as a marathon, not a sprint.” He cites the example of Sweden, where Eurosport 2 carries local ice-hockey and handball, and France, Eurosport’s home ground, where the channel holds second league rugby rights. Eurosport has also invested in MotoGP rights for Germany and the Benelux, among other investments.Rights portfolioPerrette says Discovery’s aim is “a strengthening of our rights portfolio in terms of each of the markets where we want to localise, while staying financially disciplined about what makes sense”. However, he says that localisation is not just restricted to acquiring specific sports properties but extends to “making the channel feel more local not just in terms of rights but in production, promotional activity and marketing…to promote events and drive viewership”.Perrette is realistic about the financial realities of competing with incumbent pay TV platforms for very high-end premium properties such as national top-tier football rights. However, he points out that Discovery has the ability to make money from rights across multiple rather than single, national markets and also argues that there may be room to complement pay TV platform operators in certain cases. “What we can do with rights holders is very different from a single market approach. We can also see that these guys are running businesses and there is a question of how many rights can you swallow at once,” he says. As Discovery is on big basic packages, it could complement premium operator-owned sports channels by airing coverage of early rounds of premium competitions or the competitions of lower-tier leagues, allowing pay operators to defray some of the ever-growing costs of maintaining large portfolios of sports rights. In addition, Eurosport can continue to air coverage of sports that don’t have the same pulling power as football, but nevertheless remain popular.If Eurosport is aligned with its traditional focus on pay TV, Discovery’s other principal European acquisition of the last three years – of the former SBS Nordic channels previously owned by ProSiebenSat.1 – is indicative of the attention it is now paying to the potential of a dual-revenue strategy including both pay TV carriage deals and advertising-supported free-to-air channels. Discovery has also dipped into the free-to-air business in Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain. “The leadership team looked at some of the markets where pay TV was struggling or had capped out and innovated, in a creative way, to launch some free to air networks around Europe. That strategy has been a key part of what has – in a fairly moribund macro-economic environment – enabled us to grow at a double-digit rate,” says Perrette. “We love the hybrid pay and free-to-air model and it has worked very well – exploiting pay TV rights and then taking [that content] to free-to-air.”He says Discovery could now take the same model into sports, and adds that the broadcaster will look at possible further free-to-air channel launches in markets where digital-terrestrial platforms provide opportunities.Production interestsIn addition to acquiring channels, Discovery has also extended its production interests – a journey that began with the 2011 acquisition of UK independent production company Betty – most recently teaming up with international cable operator Liberty Global to take control of global production outfit All3Media. (The pair also recently joined forces again to invest in all-electric motorsports franchise Formula E, indicative of the close relationship between two companies that share a common shareholder in the form of US cable mogul John Malone). Describing Liberty Global as a “terrific partner”, Perrette says the pair had a shared interest in acquiring more intellectual property, not only in entertainment but in sports as well.Perrette says that Discovery’s approach is to be “opportunistic where it makes sense” within the framework of “a strategic rationale”. Of the acquisition of Betty, the joint acquisition of All3Media and the joint investment in Formula E, he says that “in all three of those deals, we felt there was great creative talent and great intellectual property.”Even before investing directly in production assets, Discovery had, says Perrette, looked to own the rights to the content it airs. “Without owning production companies, for 30 years we have owned the vast majority of our content. Our philosophy is that owning strong IP is critical for us as a company, and that will continue whether we own the production company or not,” he says. “That will be at the heart of what we do. We will look at studios where it makes sense. We want to own more IP but…we are open to a variety of ways to do it.”Perrette is more sceptical about the value of taking a deeper plunge into the fashionable world of multichannel networks. In fact, he points out that Discovery was one of the first big media companies to invest in what are now called MCNs – in its case by acquiring San Francisco-based Revision 3 in 2012. However, he emphasises that Discovery’s approach with Revision 3 was different than what he sees as the more typical MCN model. In that case, he says, Discovery took a company that effectively rented rather than owned its content and turned it into a company that “owns most of its streams”.“What we believed was that the pure MCN model where you aggregate rented IP is a very difficult business model. There is a lot of interest but the business model seems very unclear to us,” says Perrette. “The [MCN] model is evolving but it isn’t a great business yet.”Discovery will continue to evolve the mix of content on its own networks to cater for audiences that it hasn’t yet fully served. One area Perrette highlights is the development of crime and mystery fiction content to support its true crime-based ID channel. Another is more male-focused content for Turbo, the international variant of the US Velocity channel. However, in general, he says, Discovery will focus on developing a mix of channels with broad international appeal that is complemented by a range of channels with a more local focus, as in Latin America where it operates the number one kids channel in that market – something that has not been replicated elsewhere.Overall, Perrette says he believes the pay TV model has staying power, and that OTT will exist alongside, rather than cannibalise, the existing model: “Consumers do not want to subscribe to 10 different services. Brands that curate content will become even more important.”last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet SINN councillor Kevin Campbell has condemned a number of incidents in Derry’s Creggan estated during which windows were broken in a number of houses.Councillor Campbell said;“These attacks  are wrong and I utterly condemn them.“Everyone should have the right to live free from fear of intimidation or attack in their own home.“I would call on anyone with information on these incidents to bring it forward to the PSNI.” CAMPBELL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON CREGGAN HOMESCOUNCILLOR KEVIN CAMPBELLSinn Feincenter_img CAMPBELL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON CREGGAN HOMES was last modified: August 1st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img

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first_img Mail CrimeWatch NewsFeaturedNewsWatch Fayette County Couple Arrested For Child Abuse; Let Child Smoke Pot & Sold Their Medicine By Tyler BarkerOct 29, 2018, 08:27 am 1549 0 Twitter Facebook ROBSON, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County couple is in jail after abusing their three children; by providing them marijuana to smoke, no running water in the home, and selling their children’s prescription drugs.According to court documents, on Monday, September 24, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department received information that Samantha Elmore and Ronald Short, Jr. may have been abusing their children.   Deputies received video depicting a child, 5 years old, smoking what appeared to be a marijuana pipe. In the video Samantha Elmore, the mother, was the one giving the child the pipe.CPS said they had received photos before with a bruise around one of the child’s right eye and right cheek.When deputies asked her about giving the child the pipe and allowing the child to smoke it, she replied, “Well you have the evidence, so how can I deny it?”During an interview with detectives, Elmore stated she didn’t know what type of tobacco was in the pipe the 5 year old was smoking. She said it may have been Marijuana, but she doesn’t remember.Later on, it was discovered the children were given baths every other day due to the water being turned off at the house.  Elmore stated that money was given to pay the bill but that Ronald Short didn’t pay it.Ronald Short stated that he smokes marijuana due to an accident that resulted in surgical implant of two metal bars.Another child in the home told detectives that he get’s whipped and beat, that his dad and mom punch him all over his body, leaving bruises. The child went on to say that the parents hit and push the other children. The child also witnessed his mom being smacked by Short over money.   The child told detectives that his dad, Ronald Short, Jr. used needles in his arm and watched them sell his pills.  At one time they asked if the child wanted to smoke weed and the child told them no.According to detectives, the children were abused, the parents sold one of the child’s adderall, exposed them to drugs, and provided no running water in the home.Elmore and Short are charged with child abuse resulting in injury and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death.  They are being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 50,000 dollar bond. Pinterest Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Fayette County Couple Arrested For Child Abuse; Let Child Smoke Pot & Sold Their Medicine Tumblr Google+ Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Linkedin Next PostIndonesia Lion Air flight crashes with 189 aboard Previous PostBeckley Man Charged with Arson After Setting Woman’s House On Firelast_img read more

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first_img Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Mail Linkedin Twitter Previous PostGov. Justice announces that improved trout stocking method is in place Google+ Next PostFentanyl Deaths Up 122% In W.Va PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a charge related to a 2017 police chase that killed a Bluefield police officer.The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 24-year-old Joseph William Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to fleeing in a vehicle and causing bodily injury. He’s set to be sentenced in June.Bluefield Police Officer Joseph Danieley says he and Lt. Aaron Crook were trying to detain the occupants of the car after finally getting it to stop when troopers arrived at excessive speed and collided with their vehicles.Danieley was injured and Crook was killed. Danieley’s is suing state police, accusing them of negligence. Facebook Tumblr CrimeWatch NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Guilty plea in West Virginia chase that killed Bluefield officer By Tyler BarkerApr 17, 2019, 09:43 am 529 0 Pinterest Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Guilty plea in West Virginia chase that killed Bluefield officerlast_img read more

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first_img CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia airports are receiving more than $4.1 million from the federal government to make improvements.The state’s U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, announced the funding from the Department of Transportation.A news release said the funding will help Charleston Yeager Airport and North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport with runway rehabilitation, airport drainage improvement and the purchase of new snow removal and deicing equipment.Manchin said in the release that airport runways and buildings must be maintained in order to expand. Capito said improving the infrastructure can make airports safer and more efficient for passengers and commerce. Google+ Next PostBeckley Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge Tumblr Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Home NewsWatch 2 West Virginia airports receiving $4.1M for improvements Previous PostHouse set to approve phased-in $15 fed minimum wage Facebook Mail NewsWatchState News 2 West Virginia airports receiving $4.1M for improvements By Tyler BarkerJul 18, 2019, 11:20 am 233 0 last_img read more

Editors Note If youve been following our work

first_imgEditor’s Note: If you’ve been following our work, you know we’ve been “pounding the table” on gold. In short, Casey Research founder Doug Casey believes gold is entering a mania that could lead to gains of 5x, 10x, 20x, or more in gold stocks in the coming years. Today, in place of our regular daily market commentary, we’re sharing an educational essay from our gold stock guru Louis James. In it, he explains how to identify gold stocks with upside of 10x or more. If you want maximum returns on gold and are willing to take the necessary risks, the junior gold space is the place to focus. A junior resource company is simply a very small resource company. Most are exploration companies, looking to discover a rich deposit of oil, gold, freshwater, etc. The term also covers small producers: companies that have already discovered a resource and are extracting it or tapping into it, but are still small. Juniors often have market valuations of less than $10 million for the whole company. Most have no net income and no meaningful asset value. When the market is way down, some juniors trade for less than cash in the bank. That means that the total price of the company’s shares is less than the company’s cash on hand. Mainstream investors dismiss juniors as “penny stocks.” They think they’re too volatile to touch. To a degree, that’s true. Some juniors do trade for pennies. And all of them, even the ones that trade for several dollars a share, are extremely volatile. Doug Casey calls them “the most volatile stocks on earth.” He’s not joking, nor exaggerating. But this is a good thing—if you know how to make volatility your friend. We’ll get to that in a moment. First, let me explain… Why Invest in Juniors? Imagine a typical exploration junior. It has no income. It has no measurable assets. Even the cash it has in the bank isn’t really an asset; it’s an obligation. The junior will use that cash to dig holes in the ground, hoping to make a big discovery. Now, what is this company worth? The answer can only be zero. But what happens if it hits pay dirt? The stock will soar, of course. At this stage, it’s impossible to put an accurate value on a mineral discovery… How big is it? How deep does it go? How stable is the rock? How hard will it be to get metal out of the ore? No one can answer these questions from just one drill hole. Any market valuation at this point would overvalue the discovery. However, if the discovery does have economic value, that value will be greater than zero. Any value is infinitely greater than zero—so the change in value is enormous and share prices leap. That’s why we speculate on juniors. They have the potential to “go vertical” like nothing else… Going Vertical The junior sector is 10-bagger hunting ground. A 10-bagger is a stock that goes up 1,000%, or more. It sounds mythical, but they are real. We’ve bagged quite a few over the years. This is why some see buying juniors as just gambling. In a way, it’s not a bad idea to think of the junior resource sector as a giant casino. It puts you on guard. And it prepares you for the losses you’ll suffer on your way to big wins. There is, however, a huge difference between gambling and rational speculation. A gamble is essentially a game of chance. Sure, professional gamblers learn how to play the other players. But unless they cheat, the heart of the gamble remains random chance. You toss the dice. You win or lose. A rational speculator does everything possible to stack the odds in his or her favor. This is not cheating. It’s research. It’s experience. It’s looking at trends. It’s looking at investments that should benefit from those trends, and picking the best. All speculators take risks. But rational speculators use their intelligence and energy to minimize those risks. Gambling is a game of chance. Speculation is an investment strategy that depends upon observation and intelligent planning. Chance can enhance or hinder it, but it doesn’t define it. That’s why we’re here: to watch carefully, strategize, and hunt for 10-baggers. Where Can You Find the Best Juniors? The best hunting ground for 10-baggers is the Toronto Stock Exchange and its venture division, the TSX-V. London’s alternative market, the AIM, and the Australian Stock Exchange, the ASX, are also friendly to junior resource companies. Some juniors list in the countries where they operate, such as Peru. The lion’s share, however, goes to Toronto. The chart below shows the number of mining juniors listed in Canada and other countries. Many successful juniors do seek U.S. listings. But the requirements are too steep for most juniors, even on the lower rungs of the NYSE. By the time a successful exploration company gets a U.S. listing, it’s no longer quite so junior. 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