Bühler builds ultralowemission coffee plant for Joh Johannson

first_imgBühler will install its Infinity Roaster at the siteBühler builds ‘ultra-low-emission’ coffee plant for Joh. JohannsonPosted By: News Deskon: February 01, 2018In: Confectionery, Industries, Innovation, Manufacturing, TechnologyPrintEmailBühler has partnered with Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson to build what they describe as “the world’s first ultra-low-emission coffee processing plant”.The companies say that after the considerable efforts of processors to achieve sustainable sourcing of green coffee, the focus is now being increasingly set on the manufacturing process in the coffee factory.They say this is because this process consumes a lot of energy: a factory with an annual processing capacity of 10,000 tonnes consumes roughly 870 kW – about as much as 100 Norwegian households.For this low-carbon production plant, Bühler will supply the complete process technology – from green coffee intake to cleaning, blending, roasting, and grinding. For the roasting process, Bühler has fitted its Infinity Roaster with a preheating unit and energy recovery system.The system operates on the basis of collecting heat by multiple heat exchangers, allowing centralised intermediate storage of the energy released by the process in temperature-stratified water tanks. The energy stored is largely used for powering the same roasting process and the preheating of green coffee, but may also be reused for raising the temperature of the incoming cold air. Bühler said this technology “reduces the energy consumption of the roasting process by 50%, which accounts for as much as 80% of the entire energy consumption”. The planned facility will have an advanced off-gas purification unit for roasting systems: regenerative thermal oxidation allows smart control of the air currents, which in turn enables heat to be stored and returned to the process.In a statement, Bühler said: “The entire plant is operated by a highly complex, smart, and automated process control system, which measures the product temperature inside the roasting chamber at intervals of a second and fine tunes the process in the presence of even the slightest changes.“This produces maximum profile accuracy, which has a direct impact on the quality consistency of the coffee’s taste and on flexibility. Despite all the company’s sustainability requirements, there is never any compromise for Joh. Johannson when it comes to top quality and the unmistakable taste experience for consumers.”Joh. Johannson CEO Espen Gjerde said: “This project stands to boost our competitiveness in the marketplace. The system’s energy consumption, slashed to the absolute minimum, is not only extremely sustainable, but also makes sound business sense. In the processing industries, energy accounts for as much as 10% of the total cost.“We are now the world’s sole producer that can offer its customers top-quality coffee that has been produced as environmental- and climate-friendly as possible, with excellent taste.”The plant, which is to produce up to 12,000 tonnes of coffee annually, is scheduled to be inaugurated in mid-2019.Share with your network: Tags: BühlerJoh. JohannsonNorwaylast_img read more

Burcon to build 483m pea and canola protein production facility

first_imgBurcon to build $48.3m pea and canola protein production facilityPosted By: Jules Scullyon: May 28, 2019In: Food, Industries, Ingredients, ManufacturingPrintEmailBurcon NutraScience has entered into a joint venture partnership with an investor group to build a new CAD 65 million ($48.3 million) pea protein and canola protein production facility in Western Canada.The facility, which is planned to initially process approximately 20,000 tonnes of peas per year starting in mid-2020, will produce Burcon’s Peazazz and Peazac pea proteins, as well as the firm’s Supertein, Puratein and Nutratein canola proteins.Vancouver-headquartered Burcon has established – through a joint venture partnership with an investor group – a new operating entity, Burcon Functional Foods Corporation (Burcon Foods), which will own and operate the new protein production facility. Burcon currently holds 40% of the shares of Burcon Foods and the investor group owns the remaining 60%. As a standalone entity, the management, sales, marketing and production personnel of Burcon Foods will be direct employees of the new operating company.Johann Tergesen, Burcon president and CEO, said: “Today’s announcements constitute a truly transformative event for Burcon, and a new chapter in Burcon’s development focused on bringing the company’s unique plant proteins to market directly as a producer.”He added: Having the capacity to produce both our unique pea proteins, as well as our canola proteins, in our own production facility is a key pillar of our differentiation strategy. The ability to blend our pea and canola proteins to create nutritionally unparalleled plant protein combinations, while preserving the highly desirable functional properties the proteins naturally possess, will give us a true competitive advantage.  We look forward to offering our pea and canola protein products to customers and consumers in Canada, North America and worldwide.”  It has also been announced that Burcon Foods has entered into a 20-year exclusive agreement with Burcon to license the technology required to produce, market and sell Burcon’s novel pulse protein ingredients, including Peazazz, Peazac pea proteins, as well as its canola proteins Supertein, Puratein and Nutratein.Under the terms of the license agreement, Burcon Foods will have exclusive rights across all geographic regions and all product uses for Burcon’s pulse-proteins (including pea) and canola-protein technologies. Share with your network: Tags: Burcon NutrascienceCanadalast_img read more

Tech billionaire ordered to reopen public beach appeals to supreme court

first_imgInvestor Vinod Khosla has battled regulators for years over Martin’s Beach, which can only be reached by road on his property California This land is your land Silicon Valley news Share via Email Vinod Khosla. Photograph: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Read more Share on Facebook This land is your land The ruling against Khosla “will throw private property rights in California into disarray”, the petition states. “After all, petitioner is hardly the only private property owner along the vast California coast, or the only one who would prefer to exclude the public from its private property.”Mark Massara, an attorney who has represented the Surfrider Foundation in litigation seeking to keep Martin’s Beach open, called the appeal “a Hail Mary pass for a financial windfall” based on “preposterous” legal arguments. Nevertheless, he warned that if Khosla were to win, there could be a “financial free-for-all”. “The only way they can find for Vinod is to throw out the entire California coastal program,” Massara said. “It’s hard to fathom what would happen to California’s beaches and all beach access in the United States.” Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court Public lands Supported by Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco Shares692692 Facebook Access to Martin’s Beach has been disputed since soon after Khosla purchased 53 acres of land adjacent to the shore. The previous owners had maintained public access to the beach for nearly a century, charging visitors for parking and offering limited amenities.Khosla began blocking access by locking the gate to the private road in 2010, touching off the protracted legal battle. The California coastal commission, a quasi-judicial body that must approve any new development on the coastline, has argued that landowners seeking to change the public’s degree of access to a beach must seek a permit. Khosla has rejected this argument and refused to apply for a permit to close the road. “It’s the equivalent of saying that you know the IRS is not going to treat you fairly so you’re not going to file a tax return,” said Massara. “He won’t spend $200 on a permit application, but he’ll pay $10m to go to the US supreme court.”Neither Khosla nor his attorney responded to a request for comment. Khosla, whose net worth is estimated at $2.4bn, attributed the decision to close the gate to his property manager when he was forced to testify on the matter in 2014. At the time, he also claimed ignorance of the lawsuits filed on his behalf, stating: “I probably get 500 to 1,000 pages of documents like this a week. I cannot review them all. I’m not trying to be unreasonable, just telling you what my life is like.” California Fri 23 Feb 2018 16.51 EST Share on Twitter This article is more than 1 year old Share on Twitter Share on Pinterestcenter_img Silicon Valley billionaire demands $30m to restore access to former public beach Share on Facebook Twitter Topics Last modified on Wed 28 Feb 2018 11.45 EST As the crisis escalates… … in our natural world, we refuse to turn away from the climate catastrophe and species extinction. For The Guardian, reporting on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature and pollution the prominence it deserves, stories which often go unreported by others in the media. At this pivotal time for our species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on scientific facts, not political prejudice or business interests.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The difference between the life of a billionaire and that of an average citizen is certainly on display in the Martin’s Beach case. State law allows the coastal commission to issue fines of up to $11,250 per day for blocking public access to a beach. In September, the commission warned Khosla that his violations of the California Coastal Act could rack up fines of more than $20m. “In this case, it’s fair to say that the civil fines and penalty structure is not sufficiently motivating for a guy of [Khosla’s] means,” said Massara. “Eleven thousand dollars a day – I tend to think he just doesn’t care.” Contact us to share your thoughts about America’s public lands Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Email Share on WhatsApp About this content Support The Guardian This article is more than 1 year old @juliacarriew Share via Email A Silicon Valley billionaire who was ordered by California courts to restore public access to a popular surfing beach is seeking to take his case to the US supreme court.The case could entirely upend public access to beaches in a state with more than 1,000 miles of shoreline.Vinod Khosla, the influential technology investor and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has been battling California regulators and environmental advocates for years over access to Martin’s Beach, a picturesque cove about 30 miles south of San Francisco that can only be reached by a private road across Khosla’s property.Khosla has consistently lost his legal fight, thanks to California state law that regulates access to the coastline – and prioritizes public access to beaches. In August 2017, a California appeals court ordered him to restore access by unlocking the gate to the road, an order with which he has only intermittently complied. In a petition to the supreme court filed on Thursday, Khosla’s attorneys argued that the state law regulating California’s coastline is “Orwellian”, and that the state court’s interpretation of the law in Khosla’s case “crosses a constitutional line”. Sign up for monthly updates on America’s public lands. Pinterest A ruling against Vinod Khosla over Martin’s Beach, above, ‘will throw private property rights in California into disarray’, say Khosla’s lawyers.Photograph: Marcin Wichary/Flickr Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Trump slump gunmaker American Outdoor Brands hit by sharp sales drop

first_imgBusiness This article is more than 1 year old Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning Share on Facebook Read more … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Last modified on Wed 5 Jun 2019 04.13 EDT Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest This article is more than 1 year old Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn The ‘Trump slump’: gun sales decline as fears of tighter controls fade Share on Twitter Sales – and gun company share prices – hit record highs under Barack Obama, who tried, but failed, to bring in tighter gun laws. Following Obama’s comments after a series of mass shootings gun owners stocked up ahead of a feared crackdown. Share via Email Trump administration Edward Helmore in New York Handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.Photograph: John Locher/AP Shares123123 Business The “Trump slump” struck again on Wednesday as American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the gunmaker formerly known as Smith & Wesson, reported another sharp drop in sales. Full year net sales were $606.9m compared with $903.2m a year ago, a decrease of 32.8%. Firearms sales alone were even harder hit, dropping more than 40%. The results followed an established trend set during the Trump era. Gun sales have tumbled as the threat of tighter gun laws have receded under the pro-gun lobby president, leaving the companies with too much inventory on their hands and falling revenues. US gun control news Share on Twitter Topics Share on Messenger ‘Trump slump’: gunmaker American Outdoor Brands hit by sharp sales drop Wed 20 Jun 2018 18.26 EDT “Fiscal 2018 was a year characterized by lower consumer demand for firearms, heightened levels of inventory in the consumer channel, and a host of aggressive, industry-wide promotions,” said James Debney, American Outdoor Brands’ chief executive officer. Despite the drop, investors reacted warmly to the results, pushing shares in American Outdoor up 5.8%. The company said it anticipated higher earnings toward the end of the year as it cleared out existing inventory and cut firearm production. In December, American Outdoor Brands reported that its profits had fallen 90% year over year, from $32m to just $3.2m. Sales fell 36%.Last October, Sturm Ruger, the US’s largest firearm manufacturer, announced its quarterly revenues had fallen 35%. Both companies will report their latest results shortly but neither is expected to announce a dramatic increase in sales.Remington, the oldest US gun maker, is using the US’s chapter 11 bankruptcy law to offload $700m of its $950m in debt, and to restructure the company. Firearms sales fall 40% for firm once called Smith & WessonFigures continue downward trend under pro-gun president Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Shake rattle and Rolls across America in the shadow of Elvis

first_img Twitter Share Oldintown Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share on Twitter ID4890750 Report 0 1 4:52 Share on Twitter Share Facebook Elvis isn’t dead, he’s still flipping burgers for one weekend, every year in January at Parkes, Australia! Pinterest Kudos!! What a perfectly Guardian “article”. Step one: pick an esoteric topic. Step two: apply various leaps of logic, stereotypes, prejudice and half understood perceptions based on spending one week in the southern states of the USA to spin out a polemic. Step three, garner page views from people who eat this kind of thing up and minor annoyance from people like yours truly. So, here’s an obscure “fact” about Elvis demonstrating just how much the author thinks America sucks. Another story about a Rolls Royce Elvis briefly owned that neatly encapsulates some bizarre generalization that the author hates about his version of “America”. Here’s an aspect of Elvis’s personality that is really about how America is evil. Blah, blah, blah… capitalism, yeah that’s bad too. Blah, blah, blah… Christians are idiots. Blah, blah, blah… Americans are racist. Blah, blah, blah… references to obscure left wing documentaries. Repeat ad nauseum. Share on Twitter Reply Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter 9 10 Report 5 6 Facebook 5 6 25 Jun 2018 0:29 Facebook 25 Jun 2018 1:05 25 Jun 2018 0:55 24 Jun 2018 22:17 | Pick Share on Facebook 24 Jun 2018 23:31 Report Reply Report Share Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook erikus In the past year he has substantially re-edited the film, inspired by the anti-Trump resistance that has sprung up including #MeToo, NFL players taking a knee, the anti-gun youth revolt of the Parkland students, and more. “Trump is such a grotesque rapacious morally bankrupt soulless monster that he has awakened the first serious set of social movements I have seen in my lifetime,” Jarecki says. The new edit also accentuates the positive, elevating the healing power of music. The final cut now includes a series of rousing performances recorded inside the Rolls, which they rigged up into a sound studio replete with 16 mics and five cameras. The recordings feature classics from the Mississippi bluesman Leo Bud Welch, M Ward singing Sad, Sad Song, the then 11-year-old EmiSunshine giving an astounding rendition of Blue Yodel No 6, and an entire troupe of all-stars from Memphis’s Stax music academy who cram into Gladys’s back seats to pound out a spine-tingling gospel version of Chain of Fools. John Hiatt even manages to dry his eyes to perform Wind Don’t Have to Hurry.“The music I hope captures a counterintuitive zeitgeist,” Jarecki says. “America is more hopeful today because of Donald Trump, in direct countering to a monstrous inhumane person.” Elvis Presley: a life in pictures, 40 years after his death Share f00l Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. | Pick Reply The Observer Twitter Donald Trump features 10 11 Share on Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Share on LinkedIn Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Messenger | Pick Facebook Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello newest Reply Share Share 25 Jun 2018 3:48 Geoman9366 Reply 24 Jun 2018 23:56 Geoman9366 collapsed TomC49 | Pick 0 1 | Pick Share on Twitter Facebook 5 6 Share via Email 14 15 Show 2 more replies Twitter ID4890750 Share on Twitter Share 25 Jun 2018 2:24 trimphone Facebook | Pick 8 9 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Reply Share Share on Facebook Share WattaPalaver Twitter Share 14 15 Share on Pinterest TarekKinani7660 Share on Twitter Would a 1977 Elvis be considered that fat in todays World? Possibly not. Ginen 0 1 Facebook 2 3 I note his car is upholstered in blue suede… perhaps to match his shoes…. Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Twitter 24 Jun 2018 23:38 24 Jun 2018 22:22 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook 25 Jun 2018 0:42 ID4890750 Share on Facebook View gallery Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Carlos Santana gave a speech at my college 27 years ago. I remember only one line:Elvis Presley was the biggest loser in American culture. It got me thinking about many things American… Without being simplistic, it seems Mr Jarecki has a similar take on the King. I wouldn’t expect anything else from the man who gave us The Trials of Henry Kissinger. 24 Jun 2018 23:41 f00l best book by far on this topic is Simon Crump’s “My Elvis Blackout”. Fictional but also very true… | Pick Comments 288 Love the way the writer of the article shows empathy for the subject of the documentary. LOL. In fact, 41 years after his passing, what the writer and the director show the most is their inability ro understand Presley. . A Rolls Royce was not important for Presley. He owed three, the first he gave it away, to a friend, because of a single almost unnoticeable scratch. He had bought that one in 1960., his first, but by that time, he had already gotten not one, but two BMW 507’s, one of them he gave to Ursula Andress, the other he sold on his return from the Army. He did not care about things he could buy, but actually loved all the stuff he was gifted. It is the fans that make him as big as he is. And Elvis always wins. While his less liked Rolls will be housed an a hotel in New Jersey, and ridiculed for years after its appearance in this flawed documentary, his most liked BMW 507 is ALREADY the jewel in crown of the world’s most prestigious car museum to have ever been built. Who cares about Fat Elvis? Certainly not the 21 million who have toured Graceland… Here is what the New Jersey casino could not ever top. http://brusworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW_507_Ausstellung_2839.jpg Twitter Reply Twitter FatFreddyCat | Pick Report Well there’s historical facts and biased views. 3 4 25 Jun 2018 0:40 Reply Facebook Share on Facebook Report Report raganbones1 Twitter Facebook meltedcroc Share Carlos Santana was the first idiot, he was 10, who believed the 1957 invention where Elvis was said to have been in Tijuana where Elvis hever stepped foot, was interviwed by a still unknown repprter, who never existed and who said Elvis had told him, during the interview, which never took place, that he would decline to ever sing in Mexico because he hated mexican women so much that he would prefer to kiss three African Americans women instead. The article appeared in the top newspaper in Mwexico and he was then banned from airplay. Then, in 1959, he was banned from stires. Then, in 1961, from theatres. And in 1962, he was declared persona no grata and was the only of the 52 Paramount crew who could not film the locale shoot in Acapulco. And it was all started by a tycoon who invited Elvis to sing at his daughter’s 15th birthday. Elvis returned the blank check and said he would be appearing in Canada on that same say. The tycoon, who had told everyone Elvis would attend, and perform, was made to look like a fool in what was then still a one party state, to no end, so he told a reporter to make up the 1957 accusation. The reporter is still alive and recently and shamelessly bragged about this fact on Facebook. His name id Federico de Leon. The interior of Elvis Presley’s Rolls-Royce complete with red telephone. Photograph: Ali Smith/The Observer Share on Facebook Hiro111 Report | Pick 24 Jun 2018 20:22 | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Twitter Report 25 Jun 2018 1:53 Reply 1 2 Share on Twitter NonLiberalAlt Reply NonLiberalAlt 25 Jun 2018 0:32 references to obscure left wing documentaries. Repeat ad nauseum. He seems to have won a few of what are regarded as important prizes with them. Still, what other moment to encapsulate the USA at present do you need than the right wing commentator Anne Coulter saying that crying children being separated from their parents are ‘actors’ ? To the right in the USA no facts should be allowed to get in the way of the ever increasing ascendancy of the rich. Share Show 2 more replies This is what BB King said in his autbiography. And I quite “Elvis was different. I remember him distinctly because (inter-alia) he was friendly, polite to a fault, spoke with this thick molasses southern accent and always called me ‘sir’. I liked that. When he appeared at the Goodwill Revue, a yearly benefit for needy black kids sponsored by WDIA, he did himself proud. Remember this was the fifties so for a young white boy, by then a big, big star to show up in an all-black function in 1957 took “guts”. I believe he was showing his roots and he seemed proud of those roots.I hold no grudges. Elvis didn’t steal any music from anyone. He just had his own interpretation of the music he’d grown up on, same was true for me, the same true for everyone. I think Elvis had integrity (In fact), more than anyone, he was the guy who kicked the revolution into high gear. (Moreover) what most people don’t know is that this boy was serious about what he was doing, he was carried away by it. When I was in Memphis with my band, in 1953, he used to stand in the wings and watch us perform. In the 1970’s, I decided to try my luck in Vegas. It was Elvis who encouraged the Hilton to book me in the lounge while he was playing in the showroom. My band and our lounge act was strong and if it had been any other entertainer other than Elvis, we might have even drained business away from that showroom. But it was Elvis. To me they didnt make a mistake when they called him the King. Unquote 6 7 Report Teleology Twitter Share 25 Jun 2018 0:48 Facebook Reply Reply Share on Facebook Reply Twitter Report Share on Twitter Reply Look Al! Elvi! Report Reply Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Share on Facebook “Wasn’t Elvis guilty of cultural appropriation…”? No. And here is one quote from a great R&B singer who used to be BB King’s girfriend., the late Etta James. And I quote” In a big club just outside of Memphis, I once shared a bill with a very young Elvis Presley. I didn’t know what to expect and he actually turned out to be supercool and extra-respectful. He also touched my heart, many years later when my good friend Jackie Wilson was down and out, vegetating in some funky convalescent home. Elvis moved Jackie to a decent hospital – and paid for everything.”Unquote Reply FatFreddyCat Share Close report comment form 3 4 Share on Facebook 5 6 24 Jun 2018 22:58 Show 25 “But he’s a liarAnd I’m not sureAbout you” WhatTheTruth tjt77 Last modified on Mon 25 Jun 2018 01.02 EDT Report 25 Jun 2018 0:45 25 Jun 2018 1:08 Share on Facebook Not our chip shop though. I miss Kirsty far more than I miss Elvis. Sun 24 Jun 2018 07.00 EDT f00l Share on Twitter Twitter 3 4 Maybe john was honouring elvis’s early years? I’m sitting in Elvis Presley’s seat in his silver 1963 Rolls-Royce, sinking into its faded but still sumptuous upholstery as we ride south on the New Jersey turnpike towards the car’s final resting place. From these windows Elvis would have watched throngs of fans on Hollywood Boulevard and gazed out across the vast deserts of Nevada. At my feet is his eight-track audiocassette, and a red telephone with speed dial buttons bearing mysterious initials: JL, YL, JP, YP – who were they, and what did Elvis want with them? The armrest folds down to reveal his lead shot glass and crystal bourbon decanter. 7 8 Share on Facebook Share https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EcGOshhLCsc/WaI6pV8vWTI/AAAAAAAAN6k/jGSNJwfZg50p_op15qQF4bvOqfCzBPj6QCEwYBhgL/s1600/Munich%2Bblog-4.jpg OpenSociety Share on Facebook Share Share Threads collapsed Share on Facebook That’s a positive note on which to say goodbye to Gladys. We draw up outside the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City and the car’s new home. Jarecki got a good deal for the Rolls – he will recoup what the film invested in the vehicle, and Hard Rock will make an additional $25,000 donation to the Stax academy as a gesture towards repaying Elvis’s debt to black music.Atlantic City also offers a pleasing end to the narrative arc of his film. When this casino opened in 1990, it bore the name Trump Taj Mahal. Then the world’s largest casino-hotel complex, it was built by Trump for $1.2bn largely from junk bonds. Trump boasted it would be one of the greatest business successes ever. It entered bankruptcy the following year. “You couldn’t have scripted this,” Jarecki says, sounding boyishly happy. “The great screenwriting office in the sky intervened on our behalf, and the poetry is overwhelming.”The King was released in the US on Friday and will be in UK cinemas in the autumn Report 24 Jun 2018 23:41 Share Show 14 more replies 2 3 Facebook Reply Reply Report | Pick Share on Facebook Reply Reply 25 Jun 2018 1:02 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Elvis was part Native American.Corporate America chewed him up and spat him out.Some on the left might view his music as American cultural imperialism but the sheer joy he brought to the masses eclipses any other considerations. Reply Twitter Facebook Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Show 4 more replies Report Report Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Share on Twitter Share Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Reply Share on Twitter PepperoniPizza 25 Jun 2018 0:15 Facebook Reply Report 50 Davis Statton Thwe Colonel ID4890750 This is a “trifecta” that Trump, God and even Elvis, who never met Warhol, had zilch to do with. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-andy-warhol-elvis-presley-auction-20141113-story.html Share on Twitter 25 24 Jun 2018 20:23 Geoman9366 Share on Twitter 5 6 Share on Facebook Reply Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Share on Facebook Twitter expanded 25 Jun 2018 0:04 blodeuwedd7 Share 6 7 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick Facebook The much larger truth, of which elvis was a part, was that white musicians took blues music, which was entirely invented by black musicians and played it back to white folks for a profit that the original composers were denied. White musicians taking innovations from black people is the single most important aspect of contemporary popular music. Reply 25 Jun 2018 0:22 3 4 Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook 25 Jun 2018 0:21 | Pick 25 Jun 2018 0:14 Share on Twitter Report 25 Jun 2018 0:15 Reply Read more PepperoniPizza Facebook 5 6 Share ricmondo Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick Facebook 25 Jun 2018 3:55 Report | Pick Share Share Twitter erikus 24 Jun 2018 23:02 Kudos! Share on Twitter WhatTheTruth Show 22 more replies Share on WhatsApp Report Share on Twitter | Pick Report Twitter Facebook Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Share on Facebook Reply | Pick 2 Share on Facebook 4 5 25 Jun 2018 1:06 Share on Facebook Reply Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello | Pick pawildcat Share 7 8 Twitter Twitter OpenSociety 5 6 Share 4 5 Twitter Most definitively not. He cried all night, in front of Steve Binder, he is THE witness, he is still alive, director of the most famous television special in the history of television, the 1968 Elvis comeback special, on the night Bobby Kennedy was slain. That was on June 5, 1968. The day after, he asked Binder to find someone who could write his feeling about the assassinations of EFK, and earlier in memphis of all places of MLK. The song was If I candream. Three years earlier, actess Ann Margret, who had been visiting her grandparents in Sweden, arrived unannounced at Elvis’ 525 Perugia Road home and found him crtung devastated, as he watched the JFK funeral. He was more of a democrat than anything. Had Humphrey been in the White House on december 21, 1970, and not Nixon, he would have gone and ask Hubert to give him the badge. Thats what he wanted. Twitter Show 4 more replies mextexican It was the Colonel, who made the deals. He’s the one that went for the fast money. Of course, Elvis did agree with him. And he did have to leave Sun Records, if he wanted to keep recording. At the time of the deal, the label was in a cash crisis and might well have folded the next year had owner Sam Phillips not received the buy out from RCA. That label was given to the South a long time ago, but the truth has it that the majority of black talent and culture comes from the Deep South. How is that possible if they were controlled by a backward system? Black music is rooted in the Baptist church not Hollywood. Must see movie very well written review. It’s important to keep The Colonel in mind though when excoriating Elvis’ choices. It was colonel Parker’s monstrous gambling debts that kept Elvis on the road and making forgettable movies. It wasn’t Elvis who focused on the Almighty Dollar as much as it was the revolting character who had him in his grasp. Money never meant that much to Elvis. Hence his reckless, compulsive “generosity.” Share on Facebook Report | Pick Share Report Facebook 24 Jun 2018 22:55 Twitter | Pick 24 Jun 2018 22:38 Share on Facebook Report Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 17 18 25 Jun 2018 0:35 Twitter 2 | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Twitter If that was the case, why did he go to the Waldorf Astoria, to a live televison event, the Grammy’s, dress like this? It was in 1975, therefore 17 years after Presley went to the Army. http://www.nytrash.com/images2/bg3.jpg Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook Facebook Facebook 2 3 Twitter | Pick TarekKinani7660 Report Facebook 24 Jun 2018 23:07 Facebook When you are the top person of an entire century, you will always show up. LOL: Check where he lands amongst all artist know to have been born since 4000 Before Christ. http://pantheon.media.mit.edu/rankings/people/all/ARTS/-4000/2010/H15 Reply Share Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello 24 Jun 2018 22:49 Loading comments… Trouble loading? unthreaded 25 Jun 2018 2:45 1 1 2 ricmondo OpenSociety Share on Facebook Pinterest Share on Facebook 24 Jun 2018 21:22 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Twitter 4 5 6 7 SpiralGalaxy28948 Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Reply Report Facebook 3 4 2 3 Share | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Facebook NonLiberalAlt Facebook 25 Jun 2018 0:16 Facebook That’s unfortunate for you. Twitter TomC49 Share on Twitter Read more OpenSociety Listening to Elvis Presley while reading this. A bitter-sweet experience. With metta to the spirit of Elvis, Prabharkari. Show 3 more replies Order by oldest Most Americans don’t have a passport, if they ant to go abroad they go to Las Vegas .. it’s all there and they speak Murrican Reply 12 13 Report Karlos_Nagasaki 3 4 Reply Report Twitter | Pick Twitter 24 Jun 2018 20:53 Reply 15 16 8 9 oldest Share Share Facebook 100 25 Jun 2018 0:42 Twitter 24 Jun 2018 22:58 It was racists of the time who objected most to Elvis, characterising his twerking pelvic gyrations as “n****r music” which was supposedly undermining the moral fabric. Those objections sound eerily similar to today’s critics of “cultural appropriation”. Elvis is a reminder of why we should celebrate not denigrate cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is what you get in in the era of the melting pot, it becomes a negative in the era of multiculturalism. Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Reply Twitter Facebook | Pick | Pick Share 24 Jun 2018 21:39 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Share on Twitter 25 Jun 2018 0:28 Wharfat9 Facebook We would be taking aboit him irrespective of how he died. His manner of death is irrelevant. Contemplate if you must his contributions on precisely the health of americans. On October 28, 1956, he took the still not generally tried third version of Jonas salk’s polio vaccine. The first and secobnd, the year before had caused deaths. The percentage level of immunization in the US the day beforte was 0.6. By doing this on all three channels, he became the primne mover in the exponential increase of the immunization level, from 0.6, as I mentioned, to 80% in a six month period. And no one other than its founder, Danny Thomas did more to help built St Jude’s hospital than one Elvis Presley. He always wins. Because he raised US$6 million to help the 250,000 hungarians fleeing the double invasion of the Soviet Union, all of whom settled in England and Austria. in 2011, he became the only person to have been born on US soil to have been given a postuhumous hungarian nationality. it’s the company he keeps, no matter where and how he died, that counts. Just imagine, being in the company of the man who saved more lives in WWII, Raoul Wallenberg, or the man who built the hydrogen bomb, Edward Teller, or the man who broke the back of the soviet empire, Lech Walensa. 6 7 Report Share f00l Always hated elvis. Had he lived, he’d have been a trump fan.center_img Report Twitter As a documentary-maker Jarecki has spent his career exposing the brutality of American capitalism in works such as Why We Fight (2006) on the US war machine, and The House I Live In (2012), a film about systemic racism in the “war on drugs” . So to grieve over the sale of a Rolls-Royce Phantom V, the epitome of opulence, is not exactly in character. “The idea that I’d feel any attachment to a Rolls is laughable,” he says. “I’m not somebody who worships symbols of wealth. The ostentatious imperial wealth of this car is precisely what I feel has gone wrong for America.”The King traces the familiar narrative arc of the Elvis story and combines it with that of America’s present-day malaise. It’s striking how closely the two storylines match as Jarecki weaves them into a single braided whole.Presley’s humble beginnings echo the position of the United States as it came out of the Great Depression and the New Deal. Then came his translation of blues for a white audience that speaks to the enduring wound of racism – Presley garnered huge riches from the crossover yet made no effort to repay the figurative debt. “Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me,” in the words of Chuck D of Public Enemy. Reply Share on Twitter 24 Jun 2018 23:55 blodeuwedd7 Davis Statton 25 Jun 2018 0:03 My father had an early car phone in the 60s. Those letter groups were channels, and you needed a few to be sure of finding one that was free. Calls were made the old fashioned way, to a live operator. Direct dial mobile was decades away. 25 Jun 2018 0:13 Yibbedy One of the short films produced by Eugene Jarecki’s ahead of his documentary The King Karlos_Nagasaki Reply Twitter Share Report | Pick Report 8 9 Reply ID4890750 Topics Share on Facebook comments (288)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Report Twitter Share Share Share on Facebook Share 2 3 Kudos | Pick Reply Reply Share on Facebook Fat Elvis, circa 1977. Photograph: Images Press/Getty Images Report | Pick | Pick Report Report Share TomC49 Share on Facebook In Presley’s case, though, it was prescription drugs and junk food. Facebook happylittledebunkera 25 Jun 2018 4:08 Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello | Pick keeping pushing Americana though the American century ended in 2001. 6 7 Report Share on Facebook But you can’t say Carlos Santana was dumb because, as you have said, and if you are correct, the journalist only recently revealed this on Facebook. Also, if it was reported, Santana would not have had enough reason to disbelieve the accusation. Many other people would have believed it too. I personally judge Elvis on the quality of his records, it doesn’t even matter what he was like in real life. His legacy is his work. I still love his work, and think he was a great singer right to his final released recordings. The accumulated wealth he gains from shares is simply ‘deferment’ of paying taxes..the annual financial gain is ‘accumulative’ and actually exists … as and when one decides to liberate it. As the article states, in reality, Bezos earns more in a day that Elvis earned in a year. Meanwhile its safe bet to assume that those who work for Bezo’s Empire, likely earn similar wages as did Elvis’s employee’s ‘back in the day’…but have less spending power due to ‘inflatation’ over the past 3+ decades.. 3 4 Twitter Reply Facebook Twitter 25 Jun 2018 1:37 Report Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Facebook Facebook rottenboro 2 3 ToffeeDan1 Share on Twitter Reply Stechris Willgil WattaPalaver Facebook SpiralGalaxy28948 The Rolls was no longer in the possession of Elvis Presley when he ended up dead at 42. But there’s still something haunting about being in this space where Elvis Presley’s dreams came to die. The singer-songwriter John Hiatt felt it when he sat where I’m sitting now when they were shooting the documentary. In the film, he makes a strange grunting noise as he lowers himself into the seat, and then begins to weep. “Sitting in this car and getting the sense, you know, just of how trapped he was. He was just a poor mama’s boy from Mississippi.”The King is far more ambitious than a straight narrative of Presley’s life. It seeks to show the demise of the American dream: to relate how America’s boundless talent and appetite for hope as personified by young Elvis plummeted into the modern catastrophe of grotesque inequality, money-grabbing and addiction as personified by Fat Elvis.Jarecki is sitting next to me in the back of the Rolls. He is feeling maudlin. For more than three years a large part of his life has been played out in this car, which he fondly calls Gladys after Elvis’s mother. For the film, he invited musicians, actors and political pundits to sit in its plush seats to sing songs and talk about Presley. Jarecki took the Rolls some 12,000 miles across the States. After all that, he’s preparing to say goodbye and it’s choking him up. CharlieBigun Twitter Report Twitter Share 24 Jun 2018 23:15 Hiro111 Reply 25 Jun 2018 1:03 Reply Reply | Pick Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Share via Email HellHoundOnMyTrail Share | Pick 4 5 Reply Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Show 5 more replies Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce is delivered to storage where it awaits the completion of the new Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City. Photograph: Ali Smith/The Observer Share happylittledebunkera Facebook well played.. I had assumed it was a ‘silver cloud’.. but yes..likely the more exclusive, larger and considerably more costly ‘Phantom 1V’… 3 4 Twitter 24 Jun 2018 23:34 Twitter 6 7 This custom-built Phantom V was Presley’s plaything throughout his Hollywood years in the 60s. It went with him to Las Vegas where the image of Elvis at his nadir – Fat Elvis – was spawned: two performances a day, 40 shows at a go, a bloated organ-grinder in a white sequined jumpsuit pouring sweat, slurring with prescription drugs, barely able to recall the lyrics.Now it’s being sold to a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the gambling mecca of America’s east coast, where it will rest indefinitely as the centrepiece of a new Hard Rock hotel and casino. The vehicle is the star of a new documentary, The King, that tells the story of Elvis Presley in the form of a road trip across the US. The movie is about to be released in cinemas, and so the purpose of the Rolls for the film’s director, Eugene Jarecki, is done and he’s on his way to hand it to new owners. | Pick Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Facebook Report shazoo 24 Jun 2018 23:45 Share on Twitter 3 4 Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 25 Jun 2018 1:10 rottenboro 6 7 Chuck D became a friend of BB kIng, who convinced him that Elvis was no racist and not a copycat. So, in 2002, this is what Chuck D said And I quote “Elvis was a brilliant artist. As a musicologist — and I consider myself one — there was always a great deal of respect for Elvis, especially during his Sun sessions. As a black people, we all knew that. (In fact), Eminem is the new Elvis because, number one, he had the respect for black music that Elvis had. Unquote Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello tjt77 shazoo Reply | Pick 2 3 | Pick | Pick Report Share Facebook Report Oldintown trimphone Prabhakari 24 Jun 2018 23:54 4 5 Report Twitter Report Facebook American icon: Elvis on stage, 1970. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Share on Twitter Share on Twitter He was not only part native Aerucan, but he was recognized for his work on their behalf, 6 years before Marlon Brando first thought of native americans. Hwere he is being inducted into the Los Angeles Tribal Council by Chief Wha-Nee-Ota for his ‘constructive portrayal of a man of Indian blood’ in the movie Flaming Star, https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7a/a4/d1/7aa4d1d4e1c5f3b605ea6022a227ab7b–country-fall-cherokee-indians.jpg Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Share We’re halfway to our destination now and Jarecki is in full flow. Sitting beside him for three hours is like having a private screening of a docudrama delving into his inner psyche. He converses much as he edits movies, frenetically, making lateral connections, plucking references from the air. One moment he’s citing Schopenhauer, the next Herman Melville, WC Fields, Thomas Jefferson, John Lennon …“I have a level of attention deficit disorder,” he admits. “I’m the most fraught control freak I have ever met. And that gave me a special window into the crisis of Elvis Presley – I have no superiority to this story, it’s also about myself.”He brought that same energy to The King. At its finest, the film is spellbinding. The final sequence, lasting barely a couple of minutes, is a masterclass in editing. It presents a collage of disturbing images of the corruption of American values – OJ and his gloves, Bill Clinton hugging Monica Lewinsky, the start of the Iraq invasion – set against Presley’s jaw-dropping performance of Unchained Melody in Rapid City, South Dakota, weeks before his death. The combination is explosive.Jarecki didn’t want to make a conventional documentary of talking heads intercut with archive footage. He hankered after something more evocative that would channel the dual narratives of Presley and the stupor of America. One of his producers noticed that Presley’s Rolls was up for auction in California, and he leapt at it. “All of a sudden it was: ‘Road trip! We can get in that car and hit the open road.’” Which is what they did, breaking down at least 20 times along the way.He took some flak for his choice of automobile. David Simon, creator of The Wire, tells Jarecki on camera that a Rolls-Royce is a bad Elvis metaphor: it should have been an American-made Cadillac. Mike Myers, who is revealed to be a stellar social critic on all things American, even though he’s Canadian, reflects on how weird it was that Presley even owned a Rolls-Royce. It’s “very English, very royal. America made such a point of not having a king, I never understood Burger King, Muffler King, Elvis the King.”It was that discord – an American icon parading himself within a symbol of British monarchy, the country that prided itself on its dream of equal opportunity embracing vast inequality – that drew Jarecki to the Rolls. “There is something profoundly tragic in what this car represents in the American and global story. If I’d chosen a Cadillac it would have suggested a return to America’s glory days in the 50s; with the Rolls-Royce there’s no doubt that this story doesn’t end well.” TarekKinani7660 Reply recommendations Bezos earns around $81,000 a year. His wealth is in amazon’s share price so hardly helpful here. Share on Twitter Share Facebook 3 4 | Pick Share HellHoundOnMyTrail Share on Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Americans who believe in a living Elvis, God and Trump have a strange trifecta. Not much, as Elvis was long gone before Chuck D was on the scene. You’ve never heard of Public Enemy? It Takes a Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back? 29 30 Report Davis Statton 1 2 Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter 18 19 WhatTheTruth Share on Facebook Share | Pick Twitter Since you’re here… “America is more hopeful today because of Donald Trump.” Boy, talk about wishful thinking. As an American, from my perspective, that is far, far from true. What Trump’s presidency did for me is kill off any sense of hope I once had. Doesn’t matter that after 2 terms we’ll have somebody else (I fully expect him to be re-elected). Sometimes I wonder if he even will leave after 2 terms… Well, the damage will have been done. Things are never going to be good for us that don’t have a lot of money. The rest of the world hating us. My friends no longer visiting America. The only good thing is that my parents are dead, so they don’t have to experience the horrible things that are happening on a daily basis and are continuing to happen. Where is this “hope” he sees? Oh yeah, there are rallies and marches, states filing lawsuits against the admin, but to little avail. How many times have you seen “This latest crisis will surely bring him down.” But it doesn’t happen. I ask again, where is this “hope” that he sees? Reply Report Share on Facebook Elvis Presley when he ended up dead Elvis Presley Why do urban voters think all rural voters are undereducated, xenophobic, prone to religious extremism and increasingly racit?Is the lack of interaction with others the sole reason for the parochialism?If so, do they ever visit American rural areas and disdain their populations, which they view as strange and unAmerican? 1 Share Reply Shares262262 Share on Twitter | Pick The blues was not “invented”, it evolved. And in that evolution, the use of music from European derived folk music and gospel. In the deep south, the lines between folk, country and the blues are thin. Black and white songsters often covered the same root origins. Elvis was just a product of that environment as was Hank Williams before him. Indeed, the notion of the “blues” as black music is closely tied to the emergence of the recording and music industry with its racially derived notions of marketed genres of “race” and “hillbilly” music. So really, your comment is just a reinforcement of a institutionally defined racism. Ironic, eh? Reply Share Share Twitter Share Report 3 4 Wasn’t Elvis guilty of cultural appropriation long before poor old Kim Kardasian? Twitter Facebook Elvis ‘68 comeback special .Blow your ‘kin head off , it’s that good . Nobody even comes close to The King . “We were driving across America as the election was taking shape. At that point Trump seemed a joke, a macabre clown who could never be president,” Jarecki says. Poor Alec Baldwin is in the movie saying: “I don’t know when this film is going to come out, but Trump is not going to win.” And then Trump does win, just months before Jarecki’s documentary – Promised Land, as it was then called – was shown at Cannes. In the pithy summation of the political commentator James Carville: “We are so fucked, you have no idea.” Cut to Presley in his final performance in Indianapolis, less than two months before he died, slobbering into the microphone and flailing around like a beached whale.You would have thought that the fortuitous confluence of Trump’s victory and the culmination of Jarecki’s movie would have been a massive boon. His friends thought so. On election night they called him up in droves lamenting the result but congratulating him on his windfall – as they saw it, the arrival of Trump was vindication of his central thesis about the demise of America.But at Cannes, amid the aftershocks of the election, he said he was overcome by a profound forlornness. He didn’t want to be a merchant of despair. As a born idealist – an “apocalyptic optimist” as he calls himself – he wanted to uplift. “There I was presenting an autopsy of the American dream, and that was not my intention.” blodeuwedd7 TarekKinani7660 4 5 Twitter Report Facebook Twitter 3 4 | Pick | Pick Report Share on Facebook HellHoundOnMyTrail Share on Facebook | Pick Report Twitter | Pick Report https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bf/32/7e/bf327e77861e9fe052b01783edae1584.jpg tjt77 Share on Facebook Share The Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry? Report ricmondo Reply Facebook The two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki inside Elvis Presley’s Rolls-Royce on its way to Atlantic City. Photograph: Ali Smith/The Observer 24 Jun 2018 23:49 4 5 Facebook tjt77 Share Facebook 0 1 Chuck D needs to do his homework and listen to interviews from people like B.B.King and James Brown to know what Elvis meant to them; they were of his generation and not black artists that had it easy in the 70s onwards. Elvis and his parents were actually poorer than the black communities at the time. So he benefited, how was that his fault? Jerry Lewis was also a southerner but made less than Chuck Berry? Share Share 24 Jun 2018 22:25 Reply Reply Twitter Share 3 4 daktarindiktat Reply Reply Share Reply Facebook Report | Pick Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Report Reason (optional) WhatTheTruth Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Proof positive that Lennon talked a lot of S**T . Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Play Video Share Report The King review – a wild ride through doomed America in Elvis Presley’s car 24 Jun 2018 22:16 thegreatfatsby Geoman9366 25 Jun 2018 1:11 Twitter Stechris Willgil 0 1 Reply Facebook Report He isn’t allowed an opinion, then ? Twitter | Pick Reply Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Twitter Facebook Hiro111 Twitter 25 Jun 2018 0:49 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick They still talk about Rome. And Caesar. Veni, vidi, vici. Share Twitter Reply Report He not only played to mixed crowds, https://i1.wp.com/www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/wp-content/uploads/Elvis_1956_photo_Wertheimer_HudsonTheatre_1500-copy.jpg?resize=1500%2C1091 he gave interviews to aferican american reporters. https://i2.wp.com/www.mcrfb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Elvis-in-Detroit-grants-interview-backstage-May-25-1956-c.2.jpg?fit=640%2C420 On the road from inside Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on its way to the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City.Photograph: Ali Smith/The Observer,Eugene Jarecki, director of The King, goes on the road in Presley’s Roller to discuss his film on Elvis, the American dream and the era of Trumpby Ed Pilkington Photograph: Ali Smith for the Guardian,Main image:On the road from inside Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on its way to the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City.Photograph: Ali Smith/The Observer | Pick “Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me,” in the words of Chuck D of Public Enemy.” Who? Chuck D? Public Enemy? Who? I wonder how much this Chuck D meant to Elvis. Share on Facebook Rock n Roll can be hazardous to ones health. Share on Twitter Reply | Pick Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Pinterest Share on Twitter “And Elvis always wins”· Which is evidenced by him being bloated, drugged up to the eyeballs and dead at 42…on the shithouse. Report | Pick As many of the innovative black musicians that created the music adapted by Presley and lived long enough to tell the tale, have stated on record :- Adapting and promoting their music into popular acceptance helped those who created it ..as did the ‘british invasion’ of R&B artists.. many of whom actually sought out their mentors, and in collaboration, put them in the limelight and helped them gain recognition and financial security.. Pressley was known for his kindness and generosity towards those he admired.. Lest we forget :- the sprit of ‘racists of the time’ is still very much in existance.. and ‘racists of today’ are crawling out from their caves and on the rise yet again .. legitimized and emboldened by our current excuse for ‘leadership’ ..thankfully music is a universal language that helps to break through and rise above those barriers embraced by hateful fearful morons….Viva Elvis and all those who walk in his footsteps ..he was VERY special indeed.. Twitter | Pick Report Reply | Pick Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello | Pick Twitter 4 5 Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Report 25 Jun 2018 0:38 Share on Twitter Facebook Report PepperoniPizza 6 7 Share | Pick And how badly it does end. Presley took his overwhelming talent and squandered it on lucrative deals and easy fixes. As Ethan Hawke memorably puts it in the film: “Elvis at every turn picked money. You know, ‘Should I stay at Sun records? Well, there’s more money at RCA, I’ll go to RCA. Should I take this big, giant movie contract, even though I don’t have any creative control? Well, it’s the biggest movie deal ever, let’s take it. Should I go on tour like I want to or should I take the biggest offer a live performer’s ever had in Vegas?’ Every chance he prioritized money, and where did it put him? Dead and fat on the toilet at 42.”It’s striking that since Presley died in 1977 the gulf between America’s super-wealthy and its struggling masses has grown dramatically. Graceland is a small suburban cottage compared with modern executive mansions. At the height of his fame, Presley earned $1.2m in a year; today Amazon’s Jeff Bezos makes more than that every hour.Enter the second major theme of the film: Donald Trump. Jarecki and crew began their road trip from Tupelo in Mississippi to Memphis, Nashville and beyond long before Trump had announced his bid for the White House. But then, as the filming progressed in tandem with the presidential campaign, the crosscurrents became irresistible. So why read it AND comment extensively on it. Don’t you value your own time? Reply Shake, rattle and Rolls: across America in the shadow of Elvis Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Reply HellHoundOnMyTrail Report Show 3 more replies FatFreddyCat Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share Share 9 10 Facebook John Lennon said that Elvis actually died when he went into the army. Twitter 25 Jun 2018 0:47 Share on Twitter Facebook 5 6 The economy isn’t booming for all of yus, CharlieBigun. If unemployment is “virtual zero” then why do I know so many people out of work? Of course, one reason for that is people just give up and stop looking for work, and then they’re not counted in unemployment figures. I know two people like that. Laid off and never found another job. One is supported by their spouse. The other is “lucky” in that a parent died and they have an inheritance. I myself have had an abysmal year. One place I worked has laid off a number of us, and won’t even use us as freelancers. I can’t find much work. So far this year I’ve made about $3500. Only reason I’m not homeless is savings. And savings eventually run out. My mother cried once, thinking what an awful time I was going to have in America as a poor person (she knows I’ve never made much money). She apologized repeatedly for not moving to Canada, like they’d planned to do. At least then I’d have health care. I see life in America as being nothing to look forward to. Beyond that, Trump has just unleashed so much ugliness in the culture. All the hate you thought was being eradicated was simply waiting to return. I don’t think, ultimately, there is any way to eradicate it. We really are such an ugly, ugly, country, and I hang my head in shame being an American. These days, when I meet someone from another country, I apologize to them for how hideous my country is. Share on Twitter Pinterest Reply Share Was it Elvis or was it “Colonel” Parker who went for the bucks at every turn? tjt77 ah, the gyrations! the way the camera wouldn´t … something Elvis took in with good humor … he had that very attractive self-deprecating humor … .. just thinking about stiff-assed America, stiff-assed Americans … wasn´t it that they were given the limbo to try on a few years before? .. by the way, they (another wolf pack´s pack of ´they´s´) still get at a great dancer both because of her color and her country-bumpking accent … FKA Twigs … Mavis said, ´it´s happenin´ all over again .. ´ Elvis, to whom one can say ´how great thou art´ understood the batting order as he sang ´How Great Thou Art! .. when it is worked out there isn´t any room for the pettiness of hatred, is there? How do you know that? Elvis played mixed crowds in the 1950s in a time when audiences were segregated. He also performed music written by black audiences at a time when it was taboo. Elvis didn’t speak about political issues much but I don’t think there is any evidence that he would have supported Trump. | Pick Report Facebook Share on Twitter 1 2 Twitter | Pick | Pick Share Share Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello | Pick Presley’s time in the army in Germany in the late 1950s marked the rise of American imperialism around the world. Later in Las Vegas he heralded the advent of rightwing super-donors as casino owners started pumping their gambling fortunes into politics (think Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson). Finally, his death at a time when his body was found to have 14 different prescription medicines in the system foreshadowed today’s opioid epidemic.To which might be appended the thought that as one of the first truly global superstars, Presley helped usher in the age of celebrity that has culminated with the first reality TV star in the White House. “People in America at this point in history are stunned deer with what has gone wrong,” says Jarecki as we settle in for the long ride in the Rolls. “Nothing in the American experience is like they thought it would be growing up, the promise of the American dream has come a cropper for so many people.” He looks back on how he came to make The King and thinks, yes, he could have chosen a different tragic protagonist. Marilyn Monroe, perhaps, or Prince. But they would have supported a more partial look at the “American carnage”, to use Trump’s memorable phrase. What drew him to Presley was the totality of the experience.“Elvis encapsulates it all. Elvis did it all, and he did it by 42.” That age, 42, is significant for Jarecki. He was 42 six years ago when he began to ponder a Presley documentary. “I was entering what felt like a midlife crisis and I discovered Elvis had died my age. I’d already thought he had meaning for America, and now he had meaning for me.”The eureka moment came as Jarecki was publicising The House I Live In through screenings in 130 prisons and churches. At Lexington correctional centre in Oklahoma he struggled to find a metaphor for the condition of America that would speak to his audience of prisoners and guards.“And I found myself saying, ‘It’s like we all woke up one day and discovered we were Fat Elvis. We had been young and beautiful once, but now we were addicted to all manner of quick fixes – consumption, carbohydrates, drugs, vanity, violence. Elvis did all of that, and look where it got him.’” Jarecki was struck by the powerful response. His next movie had been born. | Pick ToffeeDan1 trimphone 25 Jun 2018 1:14 11 12 | Pick WhatTheTruth Share Share on Facebook 4 out of 5 stars. Share on Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick Pinterest Facebook The funny thing is that in September of 1977, Marlon Brando, who hated Elvis since 1958 because he thought Rita Moreno was having a serious affair with him while he and Rita were having a serious relationship, he was asked what he thought of Presley,’s death, or of him. Presley obviously died loving Brando wehom he briefly met in 1958. “He was a fat slob, a copycat and a racist” were Brabdio’s words. And this is how he died. https://cdn1.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/landscape_928x523/2015/06/marlon_brando_last_tango.jpg Report Hiro111 3 I don’t know if that is true. I do know that more people believe themselves part Native American than are, and I have been told that in some cases, going way back, it was said to hide some African-American ancestry. All Report Facebook Reply | Pick | Pick 25 Jun 2018 0:57 24 Jun 2018 20:45 4 5 Reply TomC49 Share on Facebook Report Reuse this content,View all comments > Facebook Facebook thegreatfatsby Facebook 25 Jun 2018 0:59 | Pick Twitter Reply Share on Twitter Show 9 more replies | Pick 24 Jun 2018 22:46 Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello 24 Jun 2018 23:39 Share on Facebook 7 8 Facebook Facebook 5 6 Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Facebook Share | Pick Share Share on Twitter | Pick Twitter 7 8 Facebook | Pick Facebook Reply | Pick Karlos_Nagasaki Share on Facebook 24 Jun 2018 22:39 Report Twitter Share 25 Jun 2018 1:10 Twitter Share Facebook Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello You’re certainly entitled to your perspective but cheer up, the US economy is starting to boom and unemployment is at virtual zero. Twitter Facebook | Pick Facebook Why are rural voters undereducated, xenophobic, prone to religious extremism and increasingly racist? Is the lack of interaction with others the sole reason for the parochialism? If so, do they never visit cities and disdain their populations which they view as strange and unamerican? Share on Facebook Ron Stack Report ID4890750 Sign up for the Guardian documentaries update Facebook 24 Jun 2018 22:55 | Pick Show 9 more replies Share 12 13 24 Jun 2018 20:20 4 5 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello Email (optional) Report Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter 24 Jun 2018 23:22 Share Share Report 25 Jun 2018 0:39 Share on Twitter And in 2012, Elvis had the last laugh….. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-andy-warhol-elvis-presley-auction-20141113-story.html 3 Twitter Report CharlieBigun View more commentslast_img read more

Jouse 2

first_imgImage Source: EnableMart.comThe Jouse 2 is an advanced joystick-operated USB mouse that is controlled with your mouth. This assistive technology device is useful for people who have limited movement or their arms or legs. It has accurate tracking combined with extremely smooth operation and dwell cursor capability, providing an ideal mouse replacement for drawing or any application requiring fine cursor control.Just move the precision joystick with your mouth, cheek, chin or tongue to shift the mouse cursor wherever you want. The further you move the joystick, the faster the cursor travels. You can perform right-click, left-click and double-click actions with the sip and puff switches built into the Jouse2. Mouse button activations can be made with the sip and puff switches built into the Jouse2. Typing and other keyboard functions can be achieved through an on-screen keyboard.Features include:the device requires minimal actionSupports four user-selectable versions of Morse Code text input with Dual-tone audio via the sip-and-puff controller.Includes mounting options for ancillary equipment such as microphones, switches and Web-cams.Comes with two types of mouth pieces; a disposable type for multiple users and a rigid, more comfortable type in two different lengths for full-time users.comes with 20 disposable mouthpiecesComes with built-in support for two external switches.The USB interface makes it truly plug and play; no additional software is required.Includes an advanced, infinitely adjustable, articulated 3-joint arm with a single dial lock that mounts easily to almost any desktop.Operates independently of any other USB, PS/2, or serial mice.No external power supply required, eliminating tangled wires and making it more portable.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedControl your computer with the Jouse3!November 25, 2014In “Computers”BIGtrack 2.0 TrackballOctober 17, 2017In “Computers”BJOY Ring Joystick MouseAugust 17, 2017In “Mobility”last_img read more

The Best CPUs Ever Made

first_img Here’s What Brandi From ‘Storage Wars’ Looks Like Today at 39 By Joel Hruska on July 22, 2019 at 7:40 am 26 Comments Intel Celeron 300AThe Celeron 300A was one of the greatest enthusiast CPUs of all time. Overclockers quickly realized that the chip, which sold for $180, could regularly be overclocked to 450MHz. At that speed, it could match or outperform the Pentium II 450MHz, which sold for $655. Furthermore, when paired with the Abit BP6 dual-core motherboard, an enthusiast could run two CPU cores for less than the price of a single high-end Pentium II. Intel prevented this in later Celeron models and low bus speeds would handicap later chips, but the Celeron 300A was supremely well-positioned.<><>1234567891011 Wesley Snipes Sounds Off On The Latest ‘Blade’ News Honorable MentionsWriting a “Best CPUs” list means that inevitably, a lot of really good CPUs are going to get left off the list. CPUs like the Intel 8086 or Motorola 68000 are often regular staples of articles like this, because of how they transformed the computing industry (launching the IBM PC in one case, and launching the Macintosh as well as the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga in the other). We address many of Intel’s chips in more detail in our history of Intel products, parts one and two.Honorable mentions for great chips that didn’t quite make our list would include the original Intel 4004, Pentium Pro, Pentium III, Intel’s Pentium 4 Northwood, AMD’s original K7, and CPUs like the Core i7-8700K.Last, but not least, there’s AMD’s recent Ryzen launch. I didn’t want to try to pick a single CPU model to put in this list — third-generation Ryzen CPUs have only been on the market for a matter of weeks. But one of our criteria for CPUs is that the CPU needs to have transformed the market — and while we may not have a specific Ryzen model listed above, the family’s competitive standing has forced Intel to dramatically overhaul its product positioning. Prior to the launch of the Ryzen 7 1800X, an eight-core CPU from Intel would have cost over $1,000. Today, an eight-core Core i7-9700K is $365, while the 8-core / 16-thread Core i9-9900K runs ~$485 – $500.Given that market impact is one of our major criteria, we wanted to acknowledge Ryzen’s collective impact.Now Read: Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts DisagreeIntel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm PlansAMD Will Provide a Free Temporary UEFI Upgrade Kit for Ryzen 3000 Motherboard Updates New Details Confirmed About Natalie Portman As Mighty Thor Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve already covered the worst CPUs ever built, so it seemed time to flip around and talk about the best ones. The question, of course, is how do we define “best?”In order to qualify for this article, a CPU needed to do more than just introduce significant new features or support a new instruction set. The Pentium Pro, for example, was a very important chip. It pioneered features still in use today and demonstrated that out-of-order execution and micro-op translation were viable techniques for high-end, next-generation processors. At the same time, however, the Pentium Pro had issues. It was slow when running 16-bit code and its FPU performance was only about half of comparable RISC cores at the time. The Pentium Pro was a very important CPU core, in other words — but it doesn’t meet our criteria when making a list of the best CPU cores ever invented.To see which cores do measure up, check the slideshow below. We’ve taken a broad look at the industry over the past 40+ years, with mobile, server, and desktop CPUs all represented. Our selections were based on a variety of factors, including feature set, market impact, total strength of the product, and long-term performance.  The Best CPUs Ever Made You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Exclusive Interview with Legendary ‘Hellboy’ Creator Wesley Snipes Fans Have Something to Say About ‘Blade’ Reboot The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder Tagged In amdintelcpusibmbaniaspentium mCeleron 300AMOSbaeCore i7-2600KARM Cortex-A9Opteron 275Duron 600MOS 6502Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600best CPUsQualcomm Snapdragon 800 Post a Comment 26 Comments The Possibility Of An ‘Iron Man 4’ Finally Addressedlast_img read more

SamsungBacked Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design

first_img 4 Comments Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 By Joel Hruska on July 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous The Real Reason Marvel Didn’t Bring Back Snipes For ‘Blade’ You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 1shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time One of the first things we learn about computers is that they perform operations using binary code to represent values. It’s a fundamental trait of computing — but it’s not a requirement. It’s possible to build a computer that uses three discrete values for computing rather than just two. “Ternary” is the term for this, though you’ll sometimes see “trinary” used instead. South Korean researchers backed by Samsung have created such a device and demonstrated it can be built using conventional CMOS manufacturing.There are several different types of ternary computers. A ternary computer may use unbalanced trinary {0,1,2}, fractional unbalanced trinary {0, 1/2, 1}, balanced trinary {-1,0,1}, unknown state logic {F,?,T} or trinary coded binary {T,F,T}. The Soviet Union actually experimented with some ternary computers, but they were never commercialized at scale. A ternary bit is known as a trit (no word on whether four trits are known as a tribble).Captain James T. Kirk contemplates a tribble. Or a physical representation of 23rd-century computing in stuffie form. You pick.One potential advantage of ternary computing is that it’s a more efficient way to represent numbers, as fewer trits are needed to hold larger values. Three is the closest integer value to e (e, with a value of ~2.718 is defined as the most efficient base for representing arbitrary values). It is therefore somewhat more efficient to use base 3 as opposed to base 2. The South Korean researchers, led by Professor Kyung Rok Kim of UNIST’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, developed the first unbalanced ternary system {0,1,2} using leakage current to derive the third value.“The latest research shows that there is a possibility of commercializing ternary semiconductors on the current binary-method chipmaking process technologies, which can lead a change in the paradigm of the semiconductors industry,” Kim told The Korea Herald.In their paper, published by Nature, the team writes:The human brain is an example of an energy-efficient system that uses ternary synaptic weights, consuming only ~20W with petascale connection densities. It is known that the brain’s energy efficiency is achieved through maximized parallelism with low-frequency processing (~10Hz). Massively parallel hardware architecture with low frequency, which mimics the structure of the brain, has been considered as a promising approach to break through the power scaling limitations of conventional CMOS digital circuits. In particular, neuromorphic systems on chips (SoCs) based on binary CMOS have been demonstrated, which use 4,096 maximally parallelized neurosynaptic cores and 128 k spiking neural networks at low-frequency (~1 kHz) operation and are of potential value in low-power artificial neural network applications.This is a reference to Loihi, a neuromorphic architecture from Intel we covered recently. The significance of this research, specifically, is that it’s the first time we’ve seen a ternary design implemented in a modern 8-inch wafer using conventional CMOS processes. As the quote above implies, the South Korean team isn’t trying to build a high-speed replacement for conventional CMOS logic, but a vastly more efficient ternary platform that would enable ultra-low-power devices. Elsewhere in the paper, they speak of scaling the design between kilohertz and megahertz depending on design characteristics, and they imagine a system with both ternary and binary circuits (as well as conversion logic to move between the two). This is not a circuit design that would replace conventional Core or Ryzen CPUs, but it might find applications in AI and machine learning.It remains to be seen if ternary logic will ever be adopted for computing, but the fact that we’re seeing it explored at the same time interest in AI and machine learning are spiking is no coincidence. We’re already seeing articles about how top-end AI efforts at companies like Facebook and Google are slamming into power limits. Reducing data movement and improving architectural efficiency are both important to efforts ranging from human-brain interfaces to the widespread adoption of neural networks. Slow, ultra-parallel architectures may have applications in this space that they won’t offer in more conventional computing, and with new process nodes offering smaller gains with every improvement, engineers are re-examining older ideas, hunting for ways to improve computing across various use-cases and scenarios. In theory, multi-valued logic circuits can provide higher efficiency, though the design logic is also much more complex.The difficulty of adopting ternary computing relative to binary shouldn’t be understated, but it’s possible that such techniques might find uses in new areas like AI/ML, where architectures are less established and the need for high efficiency, especially in edge devices, is paramount. It’s difficult to completely evaluate the relative advantages of ternary versus binary computing because so little work has been done on ternary computing in the first place, but it might offer meaningful, useful advantages in specific applications. This research isn’t the only work being done on the concept; researchers at the 2016 Hackaday conference presented data on a balanced ternary system, again theoretically intended for the IoT and AI/ML applications.Now Read:How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the Tsunami of Specialized AI Processors Headed for MarketChiplets Are the Future, but They Won’t Replace Moore’s LawIs Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree Samsung-Backed Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design The Best Superhero Movie You Haven’t Watched on Netflix This Isn’t the First Time Marvel Refused to Cast Wesley Snipes Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Tagged In samsungsemiconductorsfoundrycmoscomputingsouth koreaLoihibalanced ternarybinary computerKyung Rok Kimsemiconductor researchT-CMOSternaryternary computertrinaryunbalanced ternary Post a Comment 4 Commentslast_img read more

YouTube Cannes Lions Ad Leaderboard 2019

first_img Ads LeaderboardNewsVideoYouTube Previous ArticleCan You Guess a Song by Its Word Cloud?Next ArticleFull Circle Insights Ready to Deliver Next-Generation User Experience YouTube Cannes Lions Ad Leaderboard 2019 MTS Staff WriterJune 12, 2019, 10:30 amJune 12, 2019 With Cannes Lions 2019 on the horizon, YouTube has today released their special edition Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads since last year’s festival. The winners leverage some of the most powerful components of best-in-class advertising.The Cannes Leaderboard manifests a distinct trend we are seeing on YouTube towards long-form content, with winning ads averaging 1 minute and 46 seconds in length. Viewers are choosing to watch beyond the first 5 seconds of the ads, meaning brands need to be deliberate about how the story unfolds to hold attention. The result is a story arc with a more compelling, dynamic hook at the outset; dessert first. Ads continue to unfold with uptempo cadence, unexpected moments, and multiple story peaks to keep viewers engaged. Amazon’s “Not Everything Makes the Cut” is a perfect example. There is a whisper of “a lot of fails” to pique curiosity, followed by multiple celebrity cameos and culminating in a world-wide power outage.Marketing Technology News: 5G for Connected Cities Predicted to Generate US$17 Trillion by 2035, Reveals ABI ResearchRoya Zeitoune, YouTube Culture & Trends Lead for EMEA, says: “The Ads Leaderboard winners tap into the things that make for successful ads. Some evoke an emotional response (LG, Nike), others use humour (Amazon, Orange, Apple, Turkish Airlines, Bosch), or celebrities (Shopee, Nike, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Amazon), or a combination of those three elements. These brands tapped into some of the most effective ingredients for ads.”Marketing Technology News: Smartsheet Announces General Availability of Smartsheet Gov at AWS Public Sector SummitThese ads represent 388M minutes of watch time and 276M views for the whole leaderboard.Global success: The top three spots belongs to ads from Brazil, Egypt and the US, with Vietnam and India following, showing that successful ads are gaining views from all across the globe.Celebrity celebration: This year’s list has some star power with Harrison Ford in Amazon’s Alexa hit, LEGO playing it up for Turkish Airlines and K Pop band BLACKPINK rocking the Shopee app.They got the feelings: Nike tugs at our heartstrings with emotional stories, while Bosch and Orange make us laugh.Techie tech: Apple and Samsung put their products front and center while playing to their audiences needs.For more on YouTube’s program of activities at Cannes, please visit our dedicated website.Cannes 2019 YouTube Ads Leaderboard list and global views until June 2019:Coca Cola: Vai no GásBrand: Coca Cola, BrazilMedia Agency: JWT & Kolab/McCannCreative Agency: JWTAmazon: Not everything makes the cutBrand: AmazonMedia Agency: RufusCreative agency: Lucky Generals and Amazon Internal Creative TeamOrange: Orange GoBrand: OrangeMedia Agency: N/ACreative agency: N/ALG VietnamBrand: VietnamMedia Agency: VietBuzzAd (VBA)Creative agency: VietBuzzAd (VBA) and HSAd VietnamApple: iPhone XS — Growth SpurtBrand: AppleMedia Agency: OMDCreative agency: TBWA\MALShopee: Shopee Birthday Sale BlackpinkBrand: ShopeeMedia Agency: In-houseCreative agency: In-houseTurkish Airlines:  LEGO presents the safety videoBrand: Turkish AirlinesMedia Agency: People InitiativeCreative agency: Warner BrosNike: Crazy DreamBrand: NikeMedia Agency: SapientRazorfish            Creative agency: Wieden & KennedyBosch: #LikeABoschBrand: Bosch GlobalMedia Agency: OMDCreative agency: Jung von Matt/Alster Galaxy Note9: Fortnite Supply Drop Brand: SamsungMedia Agency: StarcomCreative agency: –Notes to editors1. The YouTube Cannes to Cannes Ads Leaderboard is a list of the top 10 most popular video ads globally from Cannes 2018 until June 1st 2019. The ranking is determined using some of YouTube’s strongest signals of viewer choice – including factors like watch time, views, and mix of paid/organic views.2. Limited to 1 entry per brand to enable brand diversity, and video must still be published on YouTube on date of Leaderboard release.Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard total stats:276 Million views for the whole Leaderboard388 Million minutes watchedMarketing Technology News: LiveData Announces the Launch of PeriOp Manager for Salesforce Health Cloud on Salesforce AppExchangelast_img read more

Fractal Analytics Named a Leader Among Customer Analytics Service Providers by an

first_imgCompanies Looking for Large-Scale Opportunities to Transform Their Business With Analytics Should Consider FractalFractal Analytics, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics powering decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, announced that it has been named a leader among Customer Analytics Service Providers (CASPs) in the recent  The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2 2019 report, published by an independent market research company, Forrester Research.“We’re delighted that we are named as a Leader in Forrester’s Customer Analytics Service Providers report,” said Pranay Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO of Fractal Analytics. “We have a clear mission, to help our clients create a billion-dollar value via AI and analytics. We believe that this latest recognition by Forrester validates our approach and testifies to the significant impact Fractal continues to make with some of the most successful brands in the world. We will continue to aim to transform our clients’ businesses with AI and analytics, and to power every human decision in the enterprise.”Marketing Technology News: Formulus Black Partners with Looker to Improve Data Science Team Productivity“[Fractal Analytics] owns the Final Mile of analytics.” – The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Service Providers Report (Q2 2019). “Fractal knows that customer analytics is only half the battle, while the other half is implementing the resulting insights in a meaningful way. Fractal invests a good chunk of its revenue into R&D, and the result is a slew of products that accelerate time-to-value, such as Customer Genomics, its continuously learning personalization engine.”Forrester Research assessed each organization in the report on thirty-three different criteria for three categories, including Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. Within the three categories, Fractal has received the highest possible score in 20 out of 33 criteria. This included the criteria of Innovation & Transformation, Vertical Competencies & Experience, Personalization and Current Partner Ecosystem.Marketing Technology News: Leading Digital Fraud Prevention Provider Kount Partners With Engage People to Protect Customer Loyalty Redemption ProgramsThis report is among the recent analyst recognition of Fractal’s AI and Analytics capabilities. Fractal was also named :(1) A strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Specialized Insights Service Providers, Q2 2018 and,(2) An Honorable Vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data & Analytics Service Providers 2019.Marketing Technology News: How AdsDax Is Leveraging Blockchain in a Bid to Defeat Ad Fraud analyticsArtificial IntelligenceCustomer Analytics ServiceFractal AnalyticsMarketing TechnologyNewspersonalization Previous ArticleDoubleVerify Taps Industry Vet Gian LaVecchia To Lead Brand and Agency GrowthNext ArticleExperience Analytics Leader Contentsquare Acquires eMerchandising Solution Pricing Assistant Fractal Analytics Named a Leader Among Customer Analytics Service Providers by an Independent Research Firm PRNewswireJune 27, 2019, 7:10 pmJune 27, 2019 last_img read more

Weboramas Parent Company Tops Amazons Bid to Acquire Sizmek Ad Server and

first_imgWeborama’s Parent Company Tops Amazon’s Bid to Acquire Sizmek Ad Server and DCO PRNewswireJune 10, 2019, 9:02 pmJune 10, 2019 DCODMPGoogle’s Ad ManagerMarketing Technology NewsNewsSizmek Ad ServerWeborama Previous ArticleCvent Acquires DoubleDutch to Accelerate Its Investment in Mobile Event TechnologyNext ArticleDestination XL Group Selects Infor to Optimize Customer Engagement Weborama’s parent company Ycor has decided to top Amazon’s bid for Sizmek Ad Server and DCO, with the vision of building the independent alternative the advertising industry needs.On March 29, 2019, Sizmek – the second largest Ad Server globally, far outweighed by Google’s Ad Manager division – filed for US Chapter 11 protection. Multiple companies have expressed interest in acquiring the Ad Serving part of the company. On May 31, 2019, Amazon announced it signed an agreement to acquire Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek DCO.Weborama is a leading European tech and data company, which serves global clients in the fields of Ad Serving, DMP and state-of-the-art Semantic AI. Weborama and Ycor have spent the last two months assessing the acquisition of Sizmek Ad Server and DCO. We believe overbidding today the existing offer is the best decision from an industry perspective. Acquisition will be made by Ycor, Weborama’s parent company.Marketing Technology News: Epicor Acquires Auto Care CRM Systems Provider MechanicNetAlain Lévy, CEO of Weborama and Partner at Ycor, said: “Obviously, we are conscious that, given how incommensurate Amazon’s resources are, it can bring “David versus Goliath” to mind. Today, we make a financial commitment, taking into account what is at stake for the industry as a whole: prevent the advent of a duopoly. We do believe that no one should turn a blind eye on Sizmek Ad Server being possibly acquired by a global platform – be it Amazon or another. Choice must prevail.”Marketers and agencies need an independent, neutral and transparent Ad Server player, able to serve as a fair alternative to dominant offerings. The same applies to talent who, when given the choice, might opt to join a dedicated close-knit company whose sole craft is to help raise the bar of precision marketing.Marketing Technology News: New Global Report Reveals 9 in 10 Companies See ‘Self-Service’ as the Future for CustomersTeaming up with Sizmek, Weborama will provide marketers and agencies with such an independent alternative, powered by dedicated cutting-edge technologies.Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Joins Hands With OrangeOne Corporation, to Aid Digital Transformation of Businesses in Japanlast_img read more

Nintex and Adobe Extend eSignatures to Microsoft SharePoint Customers

first_imgNintex Sign powered by Adobe Sign is now available to Nintex for SharePoint customers supporting growing global demand for a trusted and affordably priced e-Signature solutionEnterprises using Nintex for SharePoint both online and on-premises now have access to the powerful e-signature capabilities of Nintex Sign™ powered by Adobe Sign.Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, announced it has extended the capabilities of Nintex Sign to thousands of enterprise customers using Nintex for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019. Nintex partnered with Adobe earlier this year to bring native e-signature to customers leveraging the Nintex Process Cloud and looking for the most powerful, trusted and competitively priced e-sign offering in the industry.Nintex also announced several Nintex Sign user enhancements, including the option to designate roles (such as approver or acceptor) when routing documents; new authentication options; support for reminders and deadlines; and the ability to password-protect signed documents. Nintex Sign is built on Adobe Sign, the leading e-signature solution. More than half of Fortune 100 companies use Adobe Sign to expedite document approvals with signature-based workflows.Marketing Technology News: British Gas Goes the Extra Mile to Improve Customer Experiences with LocalThe E-signature software category is growing rapidly because many industries rely on signed contracts, agreements, and forms. E-signatures dramatically accelerates review, approval and sign-off processes and reduces costs for printing, scanning, faxing, and shipping. Aragon Research predicts the e-signature category will grow to $25 billion by 2025.“Nintex Sign has saved us a lot of time and money,” said Ben Stori, SharePoint/Office 365 consultant with sdg. “It helped us improve security by adding e-signatures to internal HR documents, and has accelerated our policy and procedure update processes. This is key, because our people are everywhere, and getting signatures on paper documents is very cumbersome.”CEO Eric Johnson said today’s announcement reflects Nintex’s commitment to being a company that customers love to do business with, and the one they trust to manage, automate and optimize their business processes.“Nintex is committed to delivering market-leading process management and automation in all the ways our customers prefer,” Johnson said. “With today’s announcement, our e-signature capabilities are now available to enterprises using Nintex on-premises as well as in the cloud to execute all their documents that require signatures.”Marketing Technology News: Sponsorship Made Simple for Personal, College, Sports, Community Events etc.Ashley Still, Vice President and General Manager of Adobe Document Cloud, underscored the importance of e-signature to transform digital document workflows.“Adobe has always believed that documents are key to the most critical enterprise processes,” Still said. “Nintex Sign powered by Adobe Sign brings together two best-in-class solution sets; with today’s announcement, Nintex expands the universe of enterprises that can access these powerful tools.”Analyst Jim Lundy, CEO of Aragon Research, covering digital transaction management (DTM), workflow and content automation (WCA), and digital business platforms (DBPs), said these new capabilities represent a significant customer enhancement to Nintex’s e-signature offering.“E-signature is a critically important capability for enterprises today,” Lundy said. “With Nintex extending its powerful e-signature capabilities to public- and private-sector organizations with on-premises implementations, business leaders looking to either get started with e-signature or change their current offering will have more options.”Marketing Technology News: YSEOP Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s First Ever Market Guide for Natural Language Generation Platforms Nintex and Adobe Extend e-Signatures to Microsoft SharePoint Customers MTS Staff WriterJuly 9, 2019, 8:43 pmJuly 9, 2019 AdobeBen Storie-SignaturesMarketing Technology NewsMicrosoft SharePointNewsnintex Previous ArticleWhat Does AI Need to Succeed for Marketers: Human IntelligenceNext ArticleAdjust Appoints Digital Media and Advertising Veteran Lynda Clarizio to Its Boardlast_img read more

Were Fake Fingers Manufactured to Cast Votes in Lok Sabha Elections Here

first_img The caption states: “*Beware*. Fake fingers being made for casting votes, I don’t know where we are going?”The Facebook account posted the image two days before voting began in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on April 11, 2019. Here is an AFP report published on April 9, 2019, about the national polls.The same image was also shared on Facebook and Twitter.But both the photos in the misleading Facebook post originated from 2013 reports about prosthetic fingers being manufactured in Japan.A reverse image search on Yandex found the top photo in the misleading post was taken from the personal website of Japanese-American journalist Akiko Fujita. This is an archived version of her article published on December 16, 2013.Below is a screenshot of the article which was posted to Facebook February 14, 2017:Snapshot of the news reportThe headline states: “Prosthetic fingers help reform former Yakuza members”.Another reverse image search on Yandex found an original photo which matched the bottom image in the misleading post published in this report by US-based news network Good Morning America on June 7, 2013.Below is a screenshot of the report:Snapshot of the reportThe headline states: “Prosthetic Fingers Help Reform Japan’s Feared Yakuza Gangsters”.AFP published this article about the Japanese prosthetic fingers on June 13, 2013. Below is the accompanying video report on AFP’s official YouTube channel.Fact-check organisation Boom Live published this report about the image in the misleading social media posts. It reported that the same image was shared by the former Chief Election Commissioner, Dr SY Quraishi, in a tweet on February 21, 2017, with a similar claim. An image of prosthetic fingers has been shared hundreds of times in social media posts that claim they were “made for casting votes” two days before voting started for 2019 Lok Sabha election. The claim is false; the pictures have been taken from 2013 articles about prosthetic fingers helping to reform former Yakuza in Japan.The image, which consists of a collage of two photographs, was published in this Facebook post on April 9, 2019. Below is a screenshot of the misleading post:Snapshot of the misleading post fact checkfake newsLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: April 19, 2019, 12:32 PM ISTlast_img read more

Censorship on Politicians Speeches Will Rob Indian Elections Of its Charm Himanta

first_img Assamassam-lok-sabha-elections-2019BJPcongress First Published: April 25, 2019, 5:46 PM IST Guwahati: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma feels there should not be any “activism” on what politicians speak during election time or a “censor board” to keep a tab on their speeches and it should be left for the voters to judge.His remark comes amid the Election Commission recently banning political leaders like Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, Maneka Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Azam Khan from campaigning for a period of time for their controversial statements. The BJP leader was of the opinion that leaders should be allowed to speak out their minds as this will help voters know them better.Too much control over speeches will result in Indian election losing its “charm”, he argues.”People (politicians) should be allowed to speak so that the public can judge them. If you start dictating that this man should speak this, then before every speech he has to consult an advocate whether he should speak this particular line or whether this will attract penal provision,” Sarma told PTI in an interview.Claiming that he has not uttered a single provocative statement in this elections, the former Congress leader says the best thing in a democracy is to allow one to speak out his or her mind.”I should openly speak to the people. I should not have two faces. Suppose, I am a person with an extreme view on a particular issue. I should be allowed to speak so that voters can judge.”My whole submission is that will there be a censor board to see what a public leader is speaking at a public podium? If this happens, then everybody will start acting. Then people will not know who he (the leader) is actually,” says the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the regional platform of the NDA.When asked if he supports the Election Commission’s steps to ban different leaders due to their controversial speeches, he says, “I think there should not be activism… What a political leader has spoken or not spoken, should be a matter of public debate. It should be left to the voters to punish a person who use foul language or the language which may not be appropriate.”So within a broad parameter, people should be allowed to espouse their view on issues such as nationalism even if your views are extreme rightist or leftist… Then during the process of debate, let people judge who is the best person… Otherwise, the Indian election will lose all its charm.”When pointed out to the objectionable remarks by Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan on BJP candidate Jaya Prada, Sarma says character assassination or personal attack and foul language about a woman or the country should not be allowed.Citing the terminology ‘We the People of India’ from the Preamble of the Constitution, he says nowadays a “super citizen” category has evolved and it believes that people may not punish a leader, hence it should punish.”They think that if a political leader is giving an inflammatory speech, for that people will not punish because people are fools and know nothing. So, we have to punish. That super citizen kind of thing should not be there,” he adds.Asked if he meant the ECI was the ‘super citizen’, the firebrand leader retorts, “I am not directing at anything. I am saying that if I am doing wrong during an election process, then my judge is my people. My people will punish me. But in India, there are certain people who think that people are not capable of punishing me.”When asked who those “certain people” are, Sarma shot back saying, “You are asking this question, even you are one of those. You are asking me this question thinking that somebody will not punish me, you have now greater duty to punish me. So, you are also part of that super citizen.”He asserts that Indian common people are very intelligent and he considers the masses to be much more intelligent than the “super citizen”.”I think in a different way. If tomorrow some intellectuals sit and start interpreting politicians speech whether it has crossed the line or not, it will be verydifficult. In a democracy, ultimately people will decide… India has its own unique electioneering process. That should not be killed,” Sarma says.He also disapproves of the political parties going to police stations to file FIRs or slapping legal cases against leaders for their statements saying all these will “ultimately kill the charm of Indian democracy”.These arguments are in stark contrast to stand of his party colleague and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, on whose complaint the Supreme Court had issued criminal contempt notice to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for “incorrectly attributing” to it the “chowkidar chor hai” remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to the Rafale judgment.On the BJP’s prospects in the Northeast, the NEDA convenor says while the NDA will win 19-21 seats out of 25 in the region, it will bag 11 seats of 14 in Assam alone.To a query whether the BJP has shifted the narrative of its entire campaign from the fulfilment of promises of 2014 elections to nationalism, Sarma disagrees and says his party leaders are making their speeches focussing mainly on four areas.”We speak about the nationalism, which is our core issue. The second component is the good work of the Modi government — Ujjwala scheme, electrification of villages, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Bogibeel and Dhola-Sadiya bridges etc.”Third component is obviously the number of schemes the state government has launched. We have at least 12 flagship schemes that we need to speak. And finally, in the context of Assam, the issue of identity is another big topic,” he explains. last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan Recreates Deewana Song to Thank Fans for 27 Years

first_img 27 years of Shah Rukh Khan27 years of SRKDeewana filmKoi na koi chahiye song First Published: June 26, 2019, 8:58 AM IST Shah Rukh Khan completed 27 years in Bollywood on Tuesday, and fans of the star celebrated the occasion on social media all day. SRK had made his Bollywood debut with Deewana on June 25, 1992, and it was a major success at the box office. Despite making his entry only in the second half of the film, Shah Rukh won hearts with his performance. That was the first of the many hits delivered by the ‘King Khan’.Late in the evening on Tuesday, the actor took to Instagram to thank his fans for their love and support for 27 years. And he did that with a small recreation of the bike ride moment from the song Koi na koi chahiye from Deewana. It seems SRK borrowed the bike he’s riding in the video. The 53-year-old actor shared the video and captioned the post, “27 years, Thank you for the awesome 27 years everybody and Thank you Sharad for the bikes!” In the video, he also said that 27 years is exactly half his age and he has been entertaining people for half his life now. On #27yearsofSRK, fans took to Twitter to pour in their love and wish to the ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood. Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel wrote, “One of the BIGGEST & most TALENTED SUPERSTAR this country has ever produced. Congratulations @iamsrk for completing 27 Glorious years in the film Industry. May you give us many more memorable years in the cinema. God bless #27GoldenYearsOfSRK”Fans couldn’t contain their excitement to wish SRK on completing 27 Golden Years in Cinema. From sharing his inspirational quotes, to writing about his journey through Bollywood, fans took to Twitter to wish their King Khan in unique style.Read: Shah Rukh Khan Completes 27 Years in Bollywood, Fans Congratulate King of Romance last_img read more

Heres Why Soundarya Rajinikanth Deleted Photos with Her Son in a Swimming

first_imgHer decision to delete the pictures was lauded by many on social media, with people sympathising with her predicament as a celebrity. Really it’s hard to be a celebrity. Huh— இது சூர்யா சார் (@iamsanthoshCR) June 30, 2019Sadly..People don’t understand the context..they take it in whichever way they want. Good decision…🙂— Pran€€th123 (@pkvjfan) June 30, 2019Being a daughter to Rajini is difficult— காலா கரிகாலன் (@alexand34819980) June 30, 2019Ved is Soundarya’s child from her first marriage with Ashwin Ramkumar. After their divorce, Soundarya and Visahgan tied the knot on February 11 in Chennai, which was followed by a grand reception party in the evening at The Leela Palace. Their wedding ceremony was attended by the who’s who of the Tamil film industry and politicians.Follow @News18Movies for more Here’s the picture she had initially posted. It is no longer available on her handle. actor RajinikanthRajinikanth daughter Soundaryasoundarya rajinikanthSoundarya Rajinikanth & Vishagan Vanangamudi Wedding Photos First Published: June 30, 2019, 7:41 PM ISTcenter_img After Soundarya Rajinikanth married actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi in February, the newlyweds went to Iceland for their honeymoon. The younger daughter of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth shared pictures from Iceland, but was soon subject to trolls who criticised her for posting happy photos a day after the Pulwama terror attack. Her post was flooded with comments asking her to stop tweeting honeymoon pictures for the time being and mourn the death of CRPF jawans.The graphic designer, producer and director has been mired in a similar criticism once again. On Sunday, she shared a picture of herself along with her son Ved posing in a swimming pool while on vacation. She captioned it, “Teach them early … and they learn to shine by themselves !!! #Swimming is an essential activity !! #TeachThemYoung #KeepThemActive #WaterFun #EnsureSafetyAlways #NeverLeaveThemAlone #Motherhood #Bliss.” However, Soundarya received backlash for posting photos of them enjoying in the pool while Chennai is going through a severe water crisis currently. She deleted the photos from her Twitter page soon, after “considering the sensitivity around the current #WaterScarcity” Chennai is facing. The city is grappling with its worst-ever water crisis after its four reservoirs dried up. Removed the pictures shared in good spirit from my #TravelDiaries considering the sensitivity around the current #WaterScarcity we are facing 🙏🏻. The throwback pics were to emphasise the importance for physical activities for children from a young age only 🙂🙏🏻 #LetsSaveWater— soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) June 30, 2019last_img read more

Firebrand BJP Leader Pratap Sarangi from Odisha Secures MoS for MSME and

first_img BJPModi Govt 2.0NDAOdisha BJP First Published: May 31, 2019, 7:00 PM IST BJP’s firebrand leader from Odisha, who won the Balasore seat in Odisha in Lok Sabha elections 2019 with a margin of over 1.5 lakh votes, has been made the Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Farming. Earlier in 2014, he had lost to BJD’s Rabindra jena by a margin of 1.5 lakh votes. Sarangi, 64, won the Balasore seat in Odisha in Lok Sabha elections 2019.RSS leaning Sarangi earlier represented the Nilgiri Assembly constituency twice from 2004 to 2014. He was the state vice president of the BJP from October 2014 to January 2015. Sarangi has been the president of the Bajrang Dal and joint secretary Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Odisha. In 2019 polls, Balasore saw a triangular contest with sitting BDP MP Rabindra Jena facing Sarangi and Congress’s Nabajyoti Patnaik, son of OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik. Sarangidefeated Jena by a narrow margin of nearly 13,000 votes. His affidavit, submitted at the time of filing nomination, reveals that Sarangi has not paid income tax during the past five financial years, though he has a PAN card, implying that he never had a taxable income. He has no postal or NSS savings, personal loans, vehicles, jewellery, land or house and has no liabilities either. His declared assets, both acquired an inherited, are calculated to be worth Rs 5,50,000. He describes himself as a social worker and the source of his income includes a pension and agriculture.last_img read more

Our Leaders Worked Against Gowda Gave Money to Benefit BJP Tumkur Congress

first_imgBengaluru: While the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka is introspecting the Lok Sabha poll debacle, the Tumkur Congress has, in a letter sent to the party high command, blamed its own party workers for the defeat of the coalition candidate in the constituency.The report, written by Tumkur district Congress president R Ramakrishna and addressed to AICC general secretary and Karnataka in-charge, KC Venugopal, says: former MP SP Muddahanumegowda and former MLA, KN Rajanna, were working against the party which led to the defeat of the coalition candidate HD Deve Gowda. “After the defeat we faced in the elections, I toured across assembly constituencies in Tumkur parliamentary constituency to understand the reasons for the defeat. I spoke to leaders, party workers and voters. I got information that these two had worked against the party to defeat the coalition candidate,” Ramakrishna told News18.Deve Gowda lost to BJP’s GS Basavaraj by a margin of 13,339 votes. The ‘NOTA’ option got the fourth highest votes of 10,295. Congress’s Muddahanumegowda had won the seat in 2014 by a margin of over 70,000 votes. A lack of unity between the Congress and JDS workers in Tumkur led to the BJP winning the seat, Ramakrishna says in the two-page report. Muddahanumegowda and former MLA Rajanna had filed nominations to contest as independent candidates and dramatically withdrew it later. The former MLA restricted his campaign only to two places — Madhugiri and Kolala — and failed to get their supporters to back the coalition candidate.The report says that had vote transfer taken place as expected, Deve Gowda would have won with a margin of more than one lakh votes.”In Madhugiri assembly constituency in 2018, the BJP secured around 2,500 votes. In the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP got 72,909 votes. They are the reason behind this,” Ramakrishna said in his letter. Madhugiri was represented by Rajanna in 2013. Rajanna had also publicly stated that he would work against the candidate if the seat did not go to the Congress.”I have information that these leaders distributed money and asked people to vote for the BJP. They even distributed the Congress party’s money asking votes for the BJP,” he added.Ramakrishna has named youth congress vice president R Rajendra, several jilla panchayat and taluk panchayat members as responsible for the defeat of the coalition candidate.The Tumkur seat went to the JDS as part of the coalition partners’ seat-sharing formula. The Congress-JDS coalition won only two seats out of the 28. The BJP won 25 and independent candidate backed by the BJP won one. BJPcongressCongress-JD(S)Deve Gowda First Published: June 2, 2019, 1:58 PM ISTlast_img read more