AzamTV a new pay TV service for East Africa is t

first_imgAzamTV, a new pay TV service for East Africa, is to launch on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, offering 55 African and international channels for the equivalent of US$8 (€6) a month.Azam Media, owned by Tanzanian conglomerate Bakhresa Group, has signed a contract for 108MHz of capacity on the satellite to launch the service, which will include three how-grown channels, Azam One, Azam Two and Kiswahili-language movie channel Sinema Zetu.Azam Media plans to launch the service in Tanzania and then expand across East Africa and ultimately the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.The service will be compressed in MPEG-4 and uplinked from Eutelsat’s facility in Cagliari, Sardinia. Eutelsat has also developed a training programme for installers, Satëlite, with about 500 installers trained during the last two weeks of October.“The arrival of AzamTV as a trans-continental pay-TV platform finally marks the availability of affordable and high-quality digital channels for viewers in Tanzania and way beyond. With the footprint and the services provided by Eutelsat we benefit from a solid platform and unrivalled DTH experience that will help transform into reality our vision of delivering exceptional entertainment at a great price into ordinary TV homes across the region,” said Azam Media CEO Rhys Torrington.Azam Media has also secured rights to Tanzanian Premier League football. Ahead of the launch of the service, the group is making match coverage available through an agreement with state broadcaster TBC that will see matches aired on TBC until the mid-season break. According to Torrington, Premier League coverage will also be aired on Azam TV’s flagship channel when the service launches until the break, after which it will be available exclusively on the pay TV platform.last_img read more

Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts Just Like Twitter

first_img Julia Boorstin August 1, 2013 Image credit: Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Next Article Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts — Just Like Twitter This story originally appeared on CNBCcenter_img Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5 Technology 2 min read –shares On Wednesday, Facebook began rolling out embedded posts, a tool allowing users to add their public Facebook posts to other blogs and websites.The move to embedded posts is clearly designed to shift toward the kind of public conversation that has made Twitter so popular, and to make Facebook more relevant and powerful.In a developer blog post, the company said that with the plug-in, posts will “display just like they do on Facebook, with the ability to show pictures, videos, hashtags and other content.Related: How You Can Create the ‘Perfect’ Social Media Post (Infographic)Users can interact with embedded posts by “liking or sharing the post directly from your Web page, liking the page or following other posts from the author … visiting the post’s comments, photos, hashtags and other content on Facebook.”The social network is launching with Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and People, but soon public news feed and Timeline posts will include an “Embed” option to copy a post into any site. Facebook wants to tap into public conversation and keep it going, looping it back to Facebook.To read Facebook’s developer blog, click hereBut Twitter already offers the ability to embed tweets into websites, news articles and blogs. And unlike Facebook–which is oriented toward private conversations and emphasizes real-world connections–Twitter is designed to be about large-audience conversations with people you don’t necessarily know–what CEO Dick Costolo called the “public town square.”That doesn’t mean Facebook’s embedded posts won’t work, as they probably will be embraced as a way to generate more content for site publishers to sell ads against. And the more publishers tap into those embedded posts, the more people will participate in that public Facebook conversation and return to the social network.But one thing’s for sure: This new option makes it even more important that Facebook users pay attention to those privacy controls.Related: Twitter and Facebook Up Their Social TV Gamelast_img read more

Salesforce and United Way Worldwide Introduce New Salesforceorg Philanthropy Cloud Volunteering Capability

first_img cloudcrmDeloitteMarketing TechnologyNewsRob AckerSalesforceStephanie Slingerland Previous Article3Cinteractive and Automagi Partner to Enable RCS Business Messaging in JapanNext ArticleXactly Unveils AI-powered Solution to Deliver Real-Time Data-Driven Insights for Sales Salesforce and United Way Worldwide Introduce New Philanthropy Cloud Volunteering Capability, Announce Kellogg Company and Deloitte as Customers PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 9:44 pmJune 13, 2019 Launched in 2018, Philanthropy Cloud is a platform for employees to find opportunities to engage in their communities. With more than 60,000 corporate partners, United Way engages with their employees to improve lives and strengthen communities around the world. The organization’s corporate partners contribute billions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to help those in need. Together, Salesforce and United Way are connecting corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale.Marketing Technology News: Tellius Named by Gartner as a 2019 Cool Vendor in AnalyticsTracking Impact on One Single PlatformIn addition to giving to causes by donating money, employees want to volunteer their time and skills. According to Povaddo, 68% of employees want their employers to provide volunteer Philanthropy Cloud has redefined community engagement in the workplace. With this tool, not only can employees connect with opportunities, companies can now automate the management of workplace campaigns and efficiently report on them. With this new volunteering capability, Philanthropy Cloud will now enable employee-driven philanthropy through a single platform to track employee giving and report on impact.New key features include:Skills-Based Volunteering – Employees don’t just donate their time; now with Philanthropy Cloud, they can donate their skills. Salesforce Einstein AI matches volunteering opportunities to each employee’s skills in a personalized dashboard.One Integrated Platform – For the first time, employees can see giving and volunteering opportunities and reporting side by side. They can choose whether they want to donate their money, time, or both in the same interface.Champion Role – With Philanthropy Cloud, companies can designate Champion Roles, which allow the most enthusiastic employees to create volunteering opportunities, share stories, and make volunteering contagious.“ Philanthropy Cloud is ushering in a new era of corporate giving, and we’re thrilled to expand upon the innovations to make it even easier for employees to get involved,” said Rob Acker, CEO, “New generations of the workforce expect and demand that corporations take a leading role in making the world a better place, and Philanthropy Cloud is delivering this solution.”“The Philanthropy Cloud platform is the cornerstone of United Way’s commitment to changing how employers empower their employees to effect real change in their communities and to creating a real community of philanthropy in the workforce,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide. “With the new volunteering capability, we are poised to help businesses mobilize their full game-changing potential in the communities where their employees live, work and play. We are excited by the momentum we’re seeing around Philanthropy Cloud and look forward to continuing to work with employees and employers in more ways to advance our fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.”“Engaging employees with their communities is a growing focus for companies today in an effort to align employee and business values,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP Research at Nucleus Research. “The new volunteering capabilities in Salesforce.Philanthropy Cloud will help deepen employee engagement, attract and retain talent, and elevate the workplace culture.”Marketing Technology News: BabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech TechnologyTrailblazing Companies Choose Philanthropy Cloud to Help Accelerate Social GoodKellogg Company, a global food company that strives to nourish families so they can flourish and thrive, has been a partner of United Way for more than 90 years. With Philanthropy Cloud, Kellogg is now able to further elevate its Kellogg’s® Better Days commitment to help end hunger and create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. The company is deeply committed to advocating on behalf of hungry children everywhere and engaging people to help address the important issue of food security. Philanthropy Cloud will better enable Kellogg’s employees across the U.S. to donate their time, money, and skills to the causes of their choice.“From our earliest days, Kellogg has been a purpose-driven company with a heart and soul,” said Stephanie Slingerland, global philanthropy lead for Kellogg Company and executive director of the company’s charitable funds. “Our employees are committed to giving back – from lending a hand when disaster strikes to packing thousands of meals for families in need. With this state-of-the-art tool and support from our partners at United Way, we’re able to better engage our employees and create even more Better Days for people and communities.”Marketing Technology News: Neongecko Inc. Launches “Neon AI SDK” – New “Software Development Kit for Artificial Intelligence” Supports AI Conversations in Multiple LanguagesDeloitte, a global provider of industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services, has been working with Salesforce as a go-to-market alliance since 2006. The organization is also committed to driving positive, societal impact with its corporate citizenship initiatives. In the U.S., Deloitte engages up to 25,000 professionals to volunteer annually in communities nationwide during its “Impact Day” of service and also inspires year-round volunteering to help build bridges to opportunity through programs such as mentorship through its RightStep™ college readiness initiative. Most recently, Deloitte has been recognized by Fortune’s The 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back and People magazine’s Companies that Care for its corporate social responsibility programs. With Philanthropy Cloud, Deloitte will further connect its professionals’ volunteering activities to corporate giving initiatives and most importantly, to the causes and communities that matter most to them.“We believe that the power of human connection can help foster a more productive, innovative, and inclusive society. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for community-powered social impact by harnessing the collective power of Deloitte’s people and network to help change lives, build stronger systems, and shape the future,” said Doug Marshall, managing director of Corporate Citizenship, Deloitte LLP. “Integrating’s Philanthropy Cloud into our corporate citizenship engine is a natural fit given our long-standing relationship with Salesforce and our commitment to fostering employee volunteerism. By empowering our employees to give back to causes that are important to them, we can help achieve lasting social impact for the greater good.”Marketing Technology News: Mastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online Shoppingcenter_img With new volunteering capability, companies can organize, administer and report on employee-led philanthropic initiatives on one unified platformSalesforce, the global leader in CRM, and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, announced a new volunteering capability for Philanthropy Cloud that allows employees to volunteer and connect with the causes they care about. Salesforce and United Way are also announcing Deloitte and Kellogg Company as customers, leveraging Philanthropy Cloud to provide a seamless and transparent giving and volunteering experience for their personnel.A Partnership to Revolutionize PhilanthropyToday, new generations of the workforce expect and demand that companies take a leading role in making the world a better place. Additionally, customers are increasingly basing their buying decisions on corporate values. In fact, 76% of customers believe companies are responsible for giving back to their communities.last_img read more

UA scientists uncover biological processes leading to rare brain disorder in babies

Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 14 2018Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed and even breathe.Scientists have little understanding about the biology behind the deadly disease besides knowing that a genetic mutation is implicated.Now, researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have keyed into the biological mishap that causes stunted brain growth and, ultimately, muscle movement failure.”We wanted to figure out the biological processes leading to the disease,” said May Khanna, PhD, UA assistant professor of neuroscience and pharmacology. “That knowledge could help us develop a drug to stop the disease progression. Right now, there is no cure.”Related StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsRush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysmsNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryIn a study published this fall in the journal ACS Chemical Biology, Dr. Khanna and her lab describe how the disease is caused by the failure of one RNA molecule to bind to its protein partner. The disconnect ultimately causes brain development to fail.”It’s like a cogwheel that’s missing a spoke and no longer can turn,” Dr. Khanna explained. “You’re left with a protein that is unable to function and do its job anymore.”The team now hopes to develop a drug that prompts the RNA molecule to bind to the protein in infants diagnosed with the disease.While the discovery is significant, Dr. Khanna said the team’s unique approach to understanding the disease also is noteworthy.To prove that the RNA-to-protein bind is the epicenter of the disease, Dr. Khanna’s lab created a unique molecule to cause the disease.The molecule was designed to bind to the protein itself, interrupting the natural docking process of the RNA and, therefore, stopping the RNA-to-protein bind. When applied to lab models, the compound induced the classic symptoms of pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib.”We believe we are the only ones who have done this — used a chemical approach to induce a neurodegenerative disease,” Dr. Khanna said. “It’s a bit like we created a venom, but ultimately with a positive goal to find the antidote.”Dr. Khanna now is interested in applying the unique approach to discover the causes of other diseases.Source: read more

Mumbai building collapse Visit to relative proves fatal for two siblings

first_img Next Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 14:18 IST The four-storey residential structure in Dongri in south Mumbai caved in on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSThe two were among the 14 people killed in the mishapA relative they were visiting survived with minor injuriesThe relative was buried under the rubble for over three hoursA visit by two relatives of a woman staying in the ill-fated building in Mumbai’s Dongri area ended on a tragic note as they got trapped under the debris after it collapsed and died, officials said on Wednesday.When Zubair (25) and his brother Muzammil (13) headed to meet Zeenat Salmani (23), a resident of the building, they would have never thought that it would be their last trip.They were inside Salmani’s home when the building came crashing down on Tuesday.The two were among the 14 people killed in the mishap, while Salmani miraculously survived.Apart from the two brothers, Salmani’s sister-in-law Sana (25) and the latter’s son Ibrahim (2), who were staying with her in the building, also got trapped under the debris and could not be saved, Mumbai fire brigade chief Prashant Rahangdale said on Wednesday.As Salmani lay buried under the rubble for over three hours, a fire brigade personnel, while removing some wooden planks, saw her hand moving and pulled her out after hectic efforts.Describing it as the “golden shake hand with life”, Rahangdale said she was trapped “very critically” under the debris, comprising heavy iron beams and wooden doors.After using hydraulic cutters and power tools, Salmani was pulled out alive from the rubble, “in one of the very difficult rescue operations”, he said, while appreciating her courage during that critical time.She was later admitted to the J J Hospital, he said.Salmani, who luckily escaped with minor injuries, while describing those difficult moments, told reporters, “It was completely dark under the debris, but I could hear some human voice. My legs were stuck in the rubble and I was not able to move.”READ | Mumbai needs strict enforcement of building safety norms, regular audits: ExpertsALSO READ | Mumbai building collapse: Fadnavis announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceasedALSO WATCH | Mumbai building collapse: Will the accountability be fixed?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Mumbai Mumbai building collapse: Visit to relative proves fatal for two siblingsThe two were among the 14 people killed in the mishap, while a relative they were visiting miraculously survived.advertisementlast_img read more