Stephen Colbert Reveals Musical Guest For ‘Late Show’ Debut

first_imgCome September 8th, Stephen Colbert will be returning back to work… albeit, in a completely different role. The Daily Show correspondent turned Colbert Report host signed off of his own program last December, moving from cable to network to take over The Late Show from David Letterman.Watch: David Letterman’s Late Show Concludes 33-Year Run With Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’At a press event in Los Angeles, Colbert revealed some details about his upcoming debut episode. First off, we now know that Kendrick Lamar will be the first Late Show musical guest. Considering that Jon Batiste is Colbert’s bandleader, the jazz/hip-hop fusion has the makings of a memorable performance. Lamar was also the final musical guest on the Report.Colbert also reiterated that he would not be bringing his “Colbert” character to The Late Show, saying that he’d rather his interviews with celebrity guests be about them and not him. He’s also hoping that Donald Trump is still in the presidential race a month from now.“Every little boy grows up believing they could be president of the United States. I’m so happy that little boy is Donald Trump. Please stay healthy until I get on the air… Every night before I go to bed, I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race, and I also pray that no one puts that candle anywhere near his hair.”last_img read more

Air Liquide completes Messer deal

first_imgEarlier this year gasworld reported Messer’s intentions to fully integrate and merge the two companies into the respective Messer companies in Prague and in Bratislava in the short term.Messer in talks with Air Liquide to purchase Central Europe entitiesAir Liquide said in a statement the decision to divest the assets “illustrates Air Liquide’s strategy to review regularly its asset portfolio and focus its geographic expansion on key regions in order to increase density and therefore enhance performance”.last_img read more

London’s Chelsea will take third place in the Premier League; …

first_img“Chelsea” played the last place owner Norwich “City” 1-0 (1: 0) in their field.The only goal scored in the third minute of the first half of the time after Kristiana Pulišiča’s cross from the left from the left keeper was scored by Olivier Žirū. Premierly, Liverpool has already been crowned the winner of the championship, scoring 93 points in 35 games. The City of Manchester have already won the silver with 72 points, but the Chelsea of ​​London is in the third position with 63 points in 36 matches. Next are the City of Leicester with 59 points and Manchester with United, but the sixth place is taken by the Wanderers with 55 points instead of the last road sign to the European Cups with 55 points.The most productive team of the Italian A-Series football championship Bergamo “Atalanta” on Tuesday celebrated another convincing victory this season.Atalanta beat Brescia 6: 2 (4: 1) at home in the 33rd round, taking second place in the tournament table.In the second minute, the home team was led by the Croatian midfielder Mario Pašaličs, who sent the ball into the goal from about 12 meters. Six minutes into the game, Ernesto Torregrosa came close to leveling the score with a dangerous shot from the center of the area that went just over the bar.In the 25th minute, Martens de Rūns sent the ball into the net in a quick attack without stopping the ball and reached 2: 1 in favor of “Atalanta”, but three minutes later Ruslans Malinovskis doubled the home team with a broadcast from a long distance. After a few more minutes, Duvans Zapata hit the head in front of the goal and reached 4: 1.In the start of the second half, in the 55th minute, Malinovskis found Pašaliči in a free position and passed to a teammate, who scored another goal without hindrance. Three minutes later, the Croatian took a hat-trick with a shot from about 13 meters.Seven minutes before the end of the regular time, Nikolass Špaleks recovered one goal, but it did not prevent Bergamo from celebrating a convincing victory. Atalanta footballers have scored 93 goals in the A series this season, which is by far the best result. For Pašalič, this is the first “hat-trick” in his career, and it was made in the Lombardy derby.“Most importantly, we have scored three more points. After a forced break we play very well and we want to continue. We have scored more than 90 goals and take second place. In the match with Turin” Juventus “we proved that we can fight with strong teams, “Pasalich said.Series A leader Turin “Juventus” has 76 points in 32 fights, while Atalanta takes second place with 33 points in 33 duels. 68 points are followed by Milan’s Inter and Rome’s Lazio, who have played 32 games, but AS Roma lose 14 points to the first four.Others are currently reading VIDEO: Solid8 CEO resigns after racist behavior in restaurant. The waitress receives a tip of 720,000 euros Wearing indoor face masks indoors in Latvia could become a mandatory requirement Four new cases of Covid-19 last day; three of them have already been explainedlast_img read more

Amir Khan calls out Manny Pacquiao for fight and hopes pair finally meet in ring and reveals he has no plans to retire

first_img REAL vs FAKE GOLD Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before AMIR KHAN has reiterated his desire to face Manny Pacquiao in a blockbuster bout as he looks to secure another world title fight.The 33-year-old hasn’t fought since stopping Billy Dib last July in Saudi Arabia, and the Bolton-based boxer has revealed he would love to return to the Middle East to showcase his talents.Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is still Amir Khan’s No1 dream targetA mega-bout against the eight-weight world champion has constantly eluded Khan, who stated in November that the “time is right” to face the Filipino legend.And Khan still harbours dreams of facing the 71-fight veteran, who currently holds the WBA ‘Super’ welterweight belt.Appearing on beIN SPORTS’s ‘Allo beIN’ show, the former IBF and WBA light-welterweight stated that Pacquiao remains his No1 target.Asked who he believes his next opponent could be, he said: “I want to fight against Manny Pacquiao, he’s the champion.“I want to reach the level that I can fight against anyone without fearing anything.”When pressed on where the potential fight could take place, Khan said: “Why don’t Qatar host the event, as it’s already prepared for the 2022 World Cup?PAC ATTACK“I love Qatar and I loved my last stay there.” Speaking earlier this month, Khan claimed he is in two minds about hanging up his gloves as he is worried that one more fight could ruin his legacy in the sport.He said: “Am I going to fight again? I don’t know, I’m in two minds. Should I fight? Financially, I’ve done very well for myself. Do I need to do one more fight which could ruin my whole legacy?“I don’t know the answer. I’m up against myself. I’m debating with myself should I carry on or call it a day?I’m just going to wait and see how I feel after a full training camp.“Even if I feel I cannot do it anymore, I can walk away knowing I have done everything. My love for boxing is still there and I love boxing to bits.“But until I see how I feel after a long, hard, gruelling camp, then I won’t know for sure.”But speaking to beIN, Khan has stressed that he isn’t thinking of retirement just yet.He insisted: “I like to box… I’d love to continue boxing, and whenever I see my trophies and my achievements, it boosts me even more.“I’m still in contact with most of the people who are related to this amazing sport, and of course with Nasser Al-Khelaifi [Chairman of beIN MEDIA GROUP] from time to time, and I believe everything will be amazing.”Amir Khan thinks coronavirus is from 5G as a way of ‘population control’ 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Omg this is awesome 🙂center_img Source: Boxing – 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Amazing movies best funny animals Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017last_img read more

Batty beats the blues

first_imgAfter what was a delayed start due to Songkran and another holiday last week we were finally back to what is going to be our weekly Thursday game for the next six months, here at Burapha.  We played the A and B nines and although the group was small we divided up with half playing off the long blue tees and half off the shorter whites.Although the blues are much longer and more difficult we still got what was by far the best scores off them.  Jon Batty was the man of the match and won with an excellent score of thirty seven points.  Kevin O’Sullivan was a distant seven points behind but he still got second ahead of Lyle Blaw on count back.  Lyle has just returned and was playing very well on the front nine where he had twenty points but unfortunately the wheels fell off and he had only ten on the inward half.Off the white tees John Fenwick was the winner with thirty two points and Alec Smith, who is also just back, came second with twenty nine.  Once again we had no ‘2’s today. Thursday, April 20, Burapha – StablefordBlue Flight1st John Batty (8) 37pts2nd Kevin O;Sullivan (14) 30pts IPGC Golf from The Tara CourtSunday, April 16, Green Valley – Stableford1st Terry Mangan (22) 35pts2nd Peter Wallace (23) 34pts3rd Pat Carty (28) 34ptsJohn Batty.Another small group out today as most of our friends are still away for the madness that is Songkran in Pattaya.  Also another hot day for golf as the weather is getting more like what you would expect for this time of year. White Flight1st John Fenwick (19) 32pts2nd Alec Smith (21) 29pts Terry Mangan had his first outright win with us today as he scored thirty five points to take top spot on the podium.  Peter Wallace secured second place with thirty four points, beating Pat Carty on a count back.  We had no ‘2’s today.last_img read more

UAAP suspends UE’s Nick Abanto for one game

first_imgFILE – University of the East’s Nick Abanto during a game against National University in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament. Photo from UAAPMANILA, Philippines—The UAAP on Tuesday announced that University of the East’s Nick Abanto will be suspended in the Red Warriors’ next game against Far Eastern University on Sunday.Jensen Ilagan, the league’s basketball commissioner, came about Abanto’s suspension after the forward was caught swinging his left arm toward the head of Ateneo’s William Navarro as the two were battling for a rebound upon thorough review.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study MOST READ According to article 4.3 of the UAAP Basketball Rules, “The Commissioner has the power to impose additional penalties. This power may be exercised to non-calls but involve abhorrent acts in nature including, but not limited to, flagrant unsportsmanlike fouls, and conduct that involves dangerous and dirty tactics and supported by the official video.”“We call on all student-athletes to always keep in mind the safety and welfare not just of their teammates but also their opponents. Though the spirit of sports is competition, the ultimate goal is to build comradery among everyone,” Ilagan stressed. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘Gago’ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The eyes have it: Max Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees The incident happened at the 6:33 mark of the first quarter of the Blue Eagles’ lopsided win over the Red Warriors last Sunday but no foul was called.“Upon multiple reviews of the incident, we saw that there was intent by Mr. Abanto to hit Mr. Navarro that causing him to fall and eventually be carried off the playing court,” said Ilagan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The action was unprovoked and his intention to hurt was apparent. Therefore, an unsportsmanlike foul shall be assessed against him.”Abanto was also called for an unsportsmanlike foul late in the fourth quarter and thus, meriting an automatic one-game suspension. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

Czech, Danish victories at MTB World Champs

first_img1 July 2014Pietermaritzburg’s reputation as Africa’s “Bike City” was enhanced on the weekend after the KwaZulu-Natal capital successfully hosted the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships.Previously the city hosted the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships, the UCI BMX World Championships, various UCI MTB and BMX World Cups, and the UCI World Cycling Tour final among other major events to much acclaim.On Saturday, the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy and Denmark’s Annika Langvad lifted the men’s and women’s world champions’ titles with dominating performances on designer Nic Floros’s course.Kulhavy, the 2012 London Olympic Games cross-country gold medallist, said it was a thrill to add the world marathon title to his list of outstanding achievements.‘Very happy’“I am very happy because it was the last title that I didn’t have and really wanted to get,” he said in a post-race interview. “Today was a big day for me and I was really satisfied because this season hasn’t been that good for me. I was injured and had a lot of technical problems at cross-country races, so it was really satisfying to win.”The race was characterised by a constant jostling of positions as the riders attempted to close the gap on Kulhavy, but the Specialized Racing rider showed good form to stave off the attacks.“My race went to plan, even though it was really hard,” Kulhavy said. “I decided to attack after the fifth feed zone on the downhill and got a minute gap. I pushed hard to the finish after that and didn’t look back.”Second place went to Austria’s Alban Lakata, who said Kulhavy was “unbeatable” on the day. Defending champion Christoph Sauser had to settle for third place after a mechanical problem cost him valuable time.Leading South AfricanThe leading South African finisher was James Reid, who crossed the line in 17th position, just ahead of his compatriot Rourke Croeser.“It was brutal out there. It was a straight out sufferfest from the gun,” Reid said afterwards.“I didn’t have a great grid position, but I managed to get into the top 10 in the first three kilometres, which was about the highlight.The guys in the top 10 are in a different league and if you try and go with them you are going to be a firework, which I just avoided,’ he added.Women’s raceLangvad, who had claimed the women’s title in the Absa Cape Epic with Ariane Kleinhans earlier in the year, finished more than five minutes ahead of Germany’s Sabine Spitz to secure her third world marathon title in four years.“This win is just awesome,” Langvad said afterwards. “My previous two wins I wasn’t really expecting at all, but this time I knew I could win and so I put a bit more pressure on myself around. So to have come here and got the win despite that little bit of added pressure, is really pleasing.“I didn’t expect to win so comfortably in the end, though,’ she added with a smile.The Danish star sought to stamp her authority on the race from the start and the decisive move came just after the first tech zone.‘I loved every minute’“As I got closer to the finish line and I got told I had a good gap, I just said to myself ‘Okay, no mistakes now. Just get down safely and you’ve got the World Championships title again’ and it was just amazing. I loved every minute of it.”The experienced German Sabine Spitz claimed the silver medal, with European champion Tereza Hurikova of the Czech Republic in third.SA women in top 10South African national marathon champ Robyn de Groot had an excellent day in the saddle, finishing in sixth place, while Jeannie Dreyer, competing on her birthday, finished in a strong eighth place and was the second South African across the finishing line.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Brand South Africa joins a cause to raise awareness about responsible use of alcohol among youth

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 12 August 2015 – Brand South Africa recognises the critical role of youth in building our country’s global competitiveness. Brand South Africa urges the youth in South Africa to engage with and take ownership of the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) since this plan aims to reduce poverty and inequality by 2030. To ensure that young people can participate in building our country with the NDP as a foundation, the plan has a youth-centric focus.• Download press releaseIn a bid to address some of the issue that the youth grapple with, such as alcohol, Brand South Africa has partnered with Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA) and The Young Free & Educated (YFE) Programme.ARA focuses its efforts on funding and implementing programmes aimed at advocating for responsible behaviour with regard to alcohol consumption. The programme is also aimed at educating young people about the challenges associated with the irresponsible consumption of alcohol including: drinking and driving, foetal alcohol syndrome, underage drinking. The YFE Programme is an ARA Programme which falls within the drinking and driving focus area. It is targeted at youth between the ages of 18 and 25, who are in institutions of higher learning.Objectives of the ARA programmeThe programme has six pillars; responsible alcohol use, road safety, personal financial management, academic excellence, national pride and patriotism as well as entrepreneurship. These pillars are informed by the thinking that in order to change drinking patterns, the culture must be addressed. Through this programme, the YFE and Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme would like to encourage young people to take responsibility for their development and the future they want.The programme aims to capitalise on South Africa’s love of sports and music by making use of personalities in those areas to share messages and encourage youth to be more responsible. Among the ambassadors of the programme is Jabu Mahlangu, a soccer legend who has been a victim of irresponsible alcohol use, and Oskido, a musical entertainer with a history of working with youth, encouraging them to live responsibly.YFE has a number of planned campus dialogues in which Brand South Africa will be participating. The dialogues are aimed at encouraging young South Africans to share their challenges and discuss solutions. Brand South Africa will address students and urge them to play their part to actively participate in building the country. The organisation aims to promote pride and patriotism and to highlight the significance of national symbols to youth in tertiary institutions.The dialogues are aimed at:• Providing a platform to exchange ideas on various issues that are crucial in encouraging national pride and patriotism• Giving an opportunity to share success stories with young successful South Africans and inspire youth• Change mind sets about the “victims of circumstances” mentality.The campus dialogues• Rhodes University Thursday 13 August 2015• University of ZululandThursday 27 August 2015• University of LimpopoThursday 18 February 2016• University of VendaThursday 25 February 2016• Tshwane University of TechnologyMarch 2016About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.last_img read more

4 Basic Elements of Successful People Analytics

first_imgIf other evidence about path safety comes along, or if one path is more costly than the other, then we may change our decision. In the absence of that additional evidence we still have to forge ahead. We don’t need a calculation of statistical significance to make our choice. Welcome to the world of HR analytics. The answer to this “which path” puzzle is one you probably won’t learn in a statistics class, and it demonstrates something HR leaders need to know: the road to analytics success isn’t always paved with data scientists. Secondly, they should be trained to use the basic math skills they already have. We can go a long way to better decision making with counts, percentages and estimates; people need to recognize the value of this basic math. Of these points, it is the first one that matters most. We don’t do analytics as a textbook exercise, we do it to make a business decision. When we are clear about the decision, then the rest follows. HR will find that most of the wins in analytics fall somewhere between the rudimentary world of HR reporting and the exciting world of advanced statistics. To get there the average HR professional just needs a little extra help in bringing rigor to decision making. If they have the confidence to choose the statistically insignificant fork in the road, and explain why they made that choice, then they are on the right path to analytics success. What to Do?In my analytics workshops, HR professionals are often relieved that I’m not teaching statistics. There is a role for statistics, but that’s not what the average HR person needs to learn. The typical HR professional should be learning methods to enhance decision clarity—i.e., be trained in asking the right questions. That’s the single biggest driver of analytics success. Finally, they need to understand when to call on extra skills sets for problems that can’t be answered with simple forms of evidence—and this is where we do want unleash the data scientists. Now, back to the decision: which path? The natural reaction is to take the path with a lower percentage of deaths. But wait! You might (correctly) suspect that the difference is not statistically significant. Does this mean it doesn’t matter which way you go? No, it still matters, and the reasoning behind the answer will solve many problems in people analytics.center_img We need to be clear about what question we are trying to answer.We need to gather the best available evidence—which, even if it not good, will be better than no evidence.We need to assess the quality of the evidence so we can make an informed judgment.Often, basic math is all we need to inform our judgment. What Question Are We Trying to Answer? This simple story encapsulates four important elements of successful people analytics: The typical HR professional should be learning methods to enhance decision clarity. You come to a fork in the road. The sign indicates 100 travelers have taken the left fork and 14 have fallen to their death; it also shows that 50 travelers have taken the right fork and 8 have fallen to their death. Which road do you take? If you were asking the question, “Is there strong proof that one path is safer than the other?” then the answer would be “no”. But that’s not the question is it? The real question is, “Which path should we chose, given that we have to pick one?” In this case, we can only look at the best available evidence: the percentage of deaths. We should take the path with fewer deaths per traveler even though the evidence we have is weak. Originally posted on on January 31, 2017. Reposted with permission.last_img read more

Study: 93 Percent of Americans Want Companies to Have Presence on Social Media Sites

first_imgRelated Posts 60% of Americans regularly interact with companies on a social media site43% of consumers say that companies should use social networks to solve the consumers’ problems41% believe that companies should use social media tools to solicit feedback on products and servicesMen are more likely to use social media tools to interact with a company than women (33% vs. 17%)33% of younger consumers (18-34) and those with household incomes over $75,000 believe that companies should try to market to them through social networksIt would be nice to see Cone break these numbers down a bit more. What types of social media sites, for example, do users prefer? Are there any specific categories of companies and brands that they want to see on these sites? How exactly do they want to be marketed to? What do they think about implications for their privacy?What is clear, however, is that social media is quickly becoming an important means for companies to reach consumers – and that consumer are also quickly changing their expectations about how, when, and where they want to be marketed to. As more users are embracing social media (and often to the detriment of traditional media), companies have no choice but to follow them. According to the 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study, 93% of Americans believe that a company should have a presence on social media sites and 85 percent believe that these companies should use these services to interact with consumers. Cone, a Boston-based consulting firm, also found that men are far more likely to interact with a company through social media than women are. 56% of consumers believe that a company is providing them with a better service by interacting with them on social media sites.The numbers in this study are bit higher than those we have seen before (we assume that Cone uses a relatively broad definition of ‘social media’), though the general trends do fall in line with the latest data from Universal McCann we wrote about last week. As Michael Chin points out on the KickApps blog, social media first changed how we interacted with friends, family, and customers. Now, as consumers are getting more familiar with these tools, they also expect them to be a way to interact with companies – and based on this data from Cone, they want this to be a two-way conversation.Here are some other interesting data points from the study: A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#news#social networks#Social Web#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos frederic lardinoislast_img read more