Sportnco renews NetBet.fr deal

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sportsbook solutions provider Sportnco has renewed its sports betting partnership with French operator NetBet.fr for five more years.Under the new agreement, Sportnco will continue to provide services such as its betting platform, player account management, front-end UI design, iOS and Android apps and risk and trading management services until February 2025.Sportnco originally agreed a deal to provide sportsbook solutions for NetBet.fr in 2010, when the regulated online gaming and betting markets first opened up in France.“I’m delighted to confirm the renewal of our partnership with NetBet.fr, the first operator we launched our B2B network with in 2010,” Hervé Schlosser, founder and chief executive of Sportnco, said.“The continued development of the Sportnco and NetBet.fr brands is testament to the hard work we have accomplished over the past decade, with attention to detail and expertise in trading and risk management enabling us to generate strong margins for our sportsbook partners.”Sportnco is the business-to-business arm of French betting operator France Pari Group. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Sports betting Sportnco renews NetBet.fr deal Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling 10th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Western Europe France Sportsbook solutions provider Sportnco has renewed its sports betting partnership with French operator NetBet.fr for five more years.last_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMEME.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileUmeme Limited supplies and distributes electricity in Uganda. It is the main electricity distribution company in the region; operating and maintaining a distribution network of some 31 790 kilometres of medium and low voltage electricity lines as well as providing after-sales services to its customers. Umeme Limited supplies electricity for domestic, commercial, industrial and public works usage, and is responsible for the purchase of electricity for Independent Power Producers. Umeme Limited is a subsidiary of Umeme Holdings; which is a subsidiary of Actis Infrastructure 2LP. Umeme Limited took over the supply and distribution of electricity in Uganda from UEDCL under a 20-year concession period. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

La Colina / FANARQ + THAA

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this office FANARQOfficeFollowTHAAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Miguel de AllendeHousesMexicoPublished on May 02, 2014Cite: “La Colina / FANARQ + THAA” 02 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Barry Shapiro Photographs:  Barry Shapiro Collaborators:Julian Torres Carpentier, Erick Sakal, Gabriela Sánchez, Pedro Ledesma, Angelica EspinosaStructure:José Luis GonzalezLighting Design:Miguel CalanchiniArchitect In Charge:José Antonio Popoca, Felipe ArgüellesCity:San Miguel de AllendeCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Barry ShapiroRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6220Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingConcrete SystemsSwisspearlFiber Cement FormulaText description provided by the architects. The project is developed under the premise of being a home which is completely accessible for users in wheelchairs, because there are differently abled members in the family that inhabits the house, as well as senior members.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe lot area is uneven and bumpy, so the form responds to the topography and to the family requirements by using ramps and bridges as elements that connect the different volumes, placed in the central part of the lot and at different heights according to the topography, emphasizing the view of the natural environment.Save this picture!© Barry ShapiroThere was a particular interest in creating open, comfortable spaces, elements with strong character, gardens and places for deep thought and contemplation, inciting being in touch with nature through large windows, tracks and visual spots.Save this picture!© Barry ShapiroTraditional materials are brought back, like tepetate (limestone), combining it with contemporary textures like cast concrete and steel.Save this picture!© Barry ShapiroThere are five main volumes in La Colina (A, B, C, D and E).Save this picture!SchemeVolume A is connected to the street via the parking access. Volume B is the social area. Volume C is comprised with the media room and guest room. Volume D contains the bedrooms, which are connected to volume B by ramps, and, volume E is the main bedroom. The swimming pool is a strong character volume that completes the composition.Save this picture!© Barry ShapiroA solar energy harvesting system was designed to produce electricity, and to heat water for common usage and for the swimming pool. Also, a rainwater collection system was provided, in an attempt to lower maintenance costs and environmental impact. Save this picture!© Barry ShapiroThe light is also a key protagonist. During the day it floods with life and warmth every space, producing light and shadow effects, creating singular environments; and by night, a special illumination design gives a careful shading to enrich experiences both inside and outside the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessUniversidad de Chile – Juan Gomez Millas Campus Classroom Building / Marsino Arquit…Selected ProjectsWine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro IsolaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501956/la-colina-fanarq-thaa Clipboard Save this picture!© Barry Shapiro+ 30 Share Architects: FANARQ, THAA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501956/la-colina-fanarq-thaa Clipboard La Colina / FANARQ + THAASave this projectSaveLa Colina / FANARQ + THAA “COPY” 2013 Area:  928 m² Area:  928 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects La Colina / FANARQ + THAA 2013 Mexico Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Year: last_img read more

Prostate Cancer UK seeks pubs to become Men United Arms fundraisers

first_imgProstate Cancer UK seeks pubs to become Men United Arms fundraisers  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas Melanie May | 31 August 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img This September Prostate Cancer UK is asking pubs to hold a fundraising event for the charity, with a competition to become its favourite local of the year. The Men United Arms campaign invites pubs to apply for a free fundraising pack or a quiz pack, which includes an eight-round quiz, host script, questions and answer sheets plus pin badges and collection tins, and hold an event during September to raise money for the charity.Pubs that raise over £200 will also receive extra branded materials, including a banner, t-shirts, drip mats and Prostate Cancer UK pin-badges to help them turn their pub into the ‘Men United Arms’.Pubs that sign up to become Men United Arms also compete to become the charity’s favourite local of the year, with the top five fundraising pubs that have paid in the money raised by 5pm on Friday 14th October being shortlisted and receiving free local PR and social media promotion to the charity’s supporters and pub goers in their area. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 The shortlisted pubs must then explain to the charity why they should become its favourite local of 2016 ‘by demonstrating innovation, customer engagement and commitment to raising awareness of prostate cancer’.The winning pub will be announced in the week beginning 7th November 2016 and named Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local of 2016. The prize includes a personalised framed Men United shirt, a story on the charity’s website promoted on social media, and a press release distributed to local and trade media.Pubs can sign up on the Men United Arms page of the Prostate Cancer UK site.  67 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Coutts Million Pound Donors Report shows record high of £1.86bn donated in 2016

first_img A record high of £1.86bn was donated in the UK in 2016, with the number of donations of £1m+ rising by two-thirds over the past decade, according to this year’s Coutts Million Pound Donors Report.The 2017 Coutts Million Pound Donors Report shows a surge in corporate giving, with the total value of corporate donations rising from just under £50m in 2006/7 to over £500m in 2016 – an increase of over 900%. The total number of donations of £1m or more from corporations also rose, by 282% (from 17 in 2006/7 to 65 in 2016).Foundations continued to be the main source of donations of £1m or more however, representing 55% of the overall value, while 28% came from corporations and 17% from individuals.Overall, the total number of million pound-plus donations dipped slightly from 326 in 2015 to 310 but a higher average donation value of £5.9m (£5.4m in 2015) and a significant number of £25m+ gifts saw overall value remain high.Higher education and foundations received the most, at 36% and 31% of the overall donation value respectively, while health received almost double its 2015 amount in 2016 at 27 donations with a combined value of £94m. Education also saw an uplift, receiving almost £23.5m compared to £16.8m in 2015.The 2017 report also shows that London retains its position as the hub of major philanthropy in the UK. However, the biggest and most consistent rise in the total value of donations was in the North East, with this region as well as the East and West Midlands seeing their highest ever total values in 2016, along with Scotland.The number of donations to UK-based charities from donors located outside the UK has increased since the report began – from 3 to 30. The total value of these donations has increased by over 2,500% – from £9.8m in 2006/7 to £263.5m in 2016.Over the past decade, individuals, foundations and corporations have donated almost £15bn in large £1m+ gifts, in 2,416 gifts and distributed among 913 different charitable organisations.The Coutts Million Pound Donors Report is produced in association with the University of Kent, Now in its 10th edition, it tracks the number, size, scale, and destination of £1m+ donations made by individuals, foundations and corporations in the UK.Lenka Setkova, Executive Director, Coutts Institute, said:“While mega-gifts (donations of £100m or more) tend to attract the headlines, £1m is the most common donation. Giving exactly one million appears to be economically and psychologically a significant figure, which resonates with both donors and charities. Our report also shows that universities received the highest number of donations of £1m or more (600), while foundations received the highest total value at £5bn. This reflects a trend we see at Coutts with an increasing number of clients using our philanthropy services to establish charitable trusts so that together with their family, they can make a difference to the causes they care about.”Dr Beth Breeze from the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, and co-author of the UK report, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Finance Major gift Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “We began this research project at a time when knowledge of million pound donations was mostly anecdotal. Ten years on we are proud to have created a strong base of knowledge and insight into major donation motivation, which I hope will inspire others to begin or accelerate their philanthropic journey.”  213 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 29 November 2017 | News Coutts Million Pound Donors Report shows record high of £1.86bn donated in 2016  214 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Women’s Equality Day speak-out on today’s struggles

first_imgCity Councilwoman Inez Barron Janviere Williams, Panamanian activist Alicia Boyd, BrooklynAnti-Gentrification Network IWWD Coalition Co-chair Candice Sering; Bernadette Ellorin, BAYANUSA;Shagaysia Diamond, Audre Lorde Project/TransJustice Supporter of Kyam Livingston, who was killed by NYPD. Darlene Bryant Nerdeen Kiswani,Students for Justice in Palestine KaLisa Moore Joyce Kanowitz, Workers World PartyPeople with Disabilities Caucus Angelica Lara from the Ayotzinapa Student Frontcenter_img Laborers Local 79 Women’s Committee Elma Relian Monica Moorehead, IWWD Coalition co-chair Brenda Stokely, IWWD Coalition co-chair The magnificent Vinie Burrows Lourdes Garcia, Call to Action for Puerto Rico Sister Dequi, Malcolm XCommemoration Committee August 26 was the 95th anniversary of U.S. women’s hard-won right to vote, fought for by a fierce national suffragist movement and won in 1920. To mark this historic occasion and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to also discuss contemporary struggles impacting poor women, working women and women of color in the U.S. and worldwide, the International Working Women’s Day Coalition held a speakout at Union Square Park in New York City. There was a major focus in words and signs on the current Black Lives Matter upsurge against rampant racism, including police terror.The speakout was co-chaired by Coalition member KaLisa Moore from the People’s Power Assembly and Co-chair Candice Sering from Gabriela USA. Hundreds of people heard speeches and cultural performers on the growing movements to end all forms of attacks on women’s human rights, including violence, and about their political and economic exploitation rooted in capitalism and imperialism.The speakout got off to a rousing start with longtime activist and actor, Vinie Burrows, re-enacting a famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” made at the first National Women’s Rights Conference in 1850 by Sojourner Truth, a former slave who became an activist against slavery and for women’s rights.City Councilwoman Inez Barron spoke on a current bill up for debate, aimed at ending all secretive grand juries for cases involving police. These grand juries have overwhelmingly sided with the police whenever a person of color is killed, giving the police impunity.Some of the other speakers represented the struggles in Puerto Rico against the debt crisis; for the on­going efforts to free all U.S. political prisoners; in Palestine against the U.S.-backed Zionist occupation; in Mexico and the Philippines to stop repression; for transgender rights; against domestic violence, gentrification and homelessness; for $15 now! and a union; and to demand reparations for Indigenous and people of African ­descent.See video highlights at: youtu.be/kRVbAMolPeYThe beautiful photos are by Claudia Palacios and Brenda Ryan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick Papal Mass

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended LIMERICK Catholics are invited to attend a mass in honour of the late Saint John Paul 11, to mark the Saint’s interest in all things cultural during the City of Culture year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Mass will also mark the 35th anniversary of the Papal visit to Limerick and Bishop Brendan Leahy will be the chief celebrant.Bishop Leahy said that timing of the celebration  is important as the Saint was called “the Pope of the family” and there is an important Synod on the Family in Rome in the month of October.“Also, I will be leading a pilgrimage to Rome later in the month of October, coinciding wit the feast day of Saint John Paul, This Mass, in a sense, begins our pilgrimage.At the beginning of the Mass on October 2 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church in the city, there will be brief testimonials from people who attended the Papal Mass in 1979. There will be refreshments afterwards and an exhibition in the parish hall.LIMERICK Catholics are invited to attend a mass in honour of the late Saint John Paul 11, to mark the Saint’s interest in all things cultural during the City of Culture year.The Mass will also mark the 35th anniversary of the Papal visit to Limerick and Bishop Brendan Leahy will be the chief celebrant.Bishop Leahy said that timing of the celebration  is important as the Saint was called “the Pope of the family” and there is an important Synod on the Family in Rome in the month of October.“Also, I will be leading a pilgrimage to Rome later in the month of October, coinciding wit the feast day of Saint John Paul, This Mass, in a sense, begins our pilgrimage.At the beginning of the Mass on October 2 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church in the city, there will be brief testimonials from people who attended the Papal Mass in 1979. There will be refreshments afterwards and an exhibition in the parish hall. No vaccines in Limerick yet Print TAGSfeaturedLimerick Bishop Brendan LeahyPope John Paul II Shannondoc operating but only by appointment WhatsApp Previous articleGaffney hails Limerick’s added attacking strengthNext articleElectric atmosphere, full house fury for Limerick Jazz Fest Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. First Irish death from Coronavirus Emailcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsBreaking newsCommunityLimerick Papal MassBy Bernie English – September 29, 2014 971 Advertisementlast_img read more

Covetrus Takes Gold at Learning Technologies Awards Company honored for work with UK Charity,…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleGlobal Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless, Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Cloud Meetings and Team Collaboration Services Market 2020-2026: COVID-19 and New Remote-work Realities Have Set Record Levels of Demand – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Covetrus Takes Gold at Learning Technologies Awards Company honored for work with UK Charity, Dogs Trust Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  LONDON & PORTLAND, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Covetrus (NASDAQ: CVET), a global leader in animal-health technology and services, received top recognition from the Learning Technologies Awards, for its project with Dogs Trust, the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. The Learning Technologies Awards showcase some of the most recognizable, memorable, and life-changing e-learning projects worldwide. Covetrus delivered innovative and effective learning while implementing its industry-leading clinical software in support of Dogs Trust’s goal of revitalizing processes and tech enablement. “We are very proud of our work with Dogs Trust and are pleased to share this honor with them,” said Georgia Wraight, executive vice president and president, Covetrus Global Technology Solutions. “This achievement, recognized by the Learning Technologies, is a testament to our leading technology solutions and dedicated team serving the animal-health sector, as well as our mission to empower veterinary practices so they can better serve their patients and clients.” Dogs Trust selected RxWorks, a Practice Management Software (PMS) offered by Covetrus, to replace and renew the existing clinical software and functionality used across their rehoming centers. This digital transformation required more than 400 clinical staff across 23 sites in the UK and Ireland to be upskilled and confident in new processes and workflows within nine months and on a budget. Key to the project success and successful implementation for Dogs Trust was the innovative approach and effective delivery of learning. By modernizing their clinical function, Dogs Trust can now rely on evergreen clinical functionality, standardization of workflows and clinical procedures across their rehoming centers, as well as improved usability and function. The project delivered real-time integration of data with their existing Dogs Trust system, and the opportunity to cleanse their data. But the surprise was the scale of efficiencies measured across 15 of their key workflows, which will save 10,000 manhours each year. The benefit of this gift of time meant Dogs Trust could invest this time to providing more care and support for their dogs. “Dogs Trust is really proud to have won this award alongside Covetrus,” said Runa Hanaghan, deputy veterinary director at Dogs Trust. “This award showcases the amazing collaborative effort that went into establishing RxWorks across Dogs Trust, successfully delivering the technical transformation of our clinical function. It has provided efficiencies within our teams, so we have more time to dedicate to the wonderful dogs in our care.” About Covetrus Covetrus is a global animal-health technology and services company dedicated to empowering veterinary practice partners to drive improved health and financial outcomes. We are bringing together products, services, and technology into a single platform that connects our customers to the solutions and insights they need to work best. Our passion for the well-being of animals and those who care for them drives us to advance the world of veterinary medicine. Covetrus is headquartered in Portland, Maine with more than 6,000 employees serving over 100,000 customers around the globe. For more information about Covetrus visit https://covetrus.com/. About Dogs Trust Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy and will never put a healthy dog to sleep. The charity also focuses its efforts on understanding dogs and sharing that knowledge with the wider public to prevent problem behaviours that can result in relinquishment or abandonment. We are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005225/en/ CONTACT: Lara Fraser, UK [email protected]| 07581337758 Kiní Schoop, US [email protected]| (207) 233-3539 KEYWORD: MAINE EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH VETERINARY PETS CONSUMER SOURCE: Covetrus Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 06:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005225/en Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Blinding Lights’ and more hits the Grammys left in the dark

first_img NEW YORK (AP) — The wattage in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song isn’t the only electrifying No. 1 hit that the Recording Academy snubbed. The Weeknd joins an exclusive club of songs that were crowned biggest hit of the year by Billboard but fell short at the Grammy Awards. It’s been 10 years since a song that dominated the year in music didn’t garner a nomination at the Grammys, and that was “TiK ToK,” the drunken party anthem and multi-platinum debut single from pop singer Kesha. And in the last 30 years, only five No. 1 songs of the year have missed out at the Grammys. Others joining The Weeknd and Kesha are the rock-pop hit “Hanging by a Moment” from Lifehouse, the top song of 2001; R&B trio Next’s racy hit “Too Close,” which won over 1998; and the 1996 pop culture moment that was the “Macarena,” by Spanish duo Los del Río. “It’s horrible company to be in,” Ron Aniello, who produced “Hanging by a Moment” and discovered Lifehouse, said with a laugh. “We’re talking about industry people voting, we’re not talking about the public, so it’s quite different,” Aniello continued. “I think that was a very popular song for the general public but I’m not sure how seriously (the Grammys) took the band to put them first for voting. If you remember it was their first hit. They had no history. ‘We’re going to vote for Lifehouse for best song of the year? Why should we? Who are they?’ They were undefined as artists, so maybe that had something to do with it.” Like Lifehouse, Kesha was a new artist marking her breakthrough when her song became the year’s biggest hit. Though she launched multiple successes from her debut album, the girl who jokingly sang about brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels and described her personal style as a “garbage chic” wasn’t immediately seen as a serious musician, and it didn’t surprise many when she didn’t earn Grammy recognition in her debut year, especially for “TiK ToK.” On the other hand, there are monster tracks like “Blinding Lights” that feel like a shoo-in at the Grammys. The Weeknd’s song is spending its record-extending 50th week in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is also the longest-running No. 1 hit of all time on the R&B chart, spending 47 weeks — and counting — on top. “It is kind of surprising because you think that someone with that kind of energy behind him or push or visibility would at least have gotten the nomination,” said Paul Jackson Jr., an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and Grammy-nominated musician who played on The Weeknd’s global hit “I Feel It Coming.” “I’ll give you another one that’s surprising — if you look in 1984, ‘When Doves Cry’ was not nominated,” he continued. “Huge record.” While Prince’s lead single from “Purple Rain” didn’t score a nomination, the soundtrack and the title track won Grammys. George Michael’s “Faith” won album of the year but the title track — the No. 1 song of 1988 — did not compete in any Grammy categories. Jackson Jr. played guitar on the No. 1 song of 1986 — Dionne Warwick’s “That’s What Friends Are For” — which won the Grammys for song of the year and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals. “It was a big collaboration,” Jackson Jr. said of the tune which also featured Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John. “It was dealing with AIDS awareness and a lot of things like that. So there was a big push behind it from a lot of the (voting) members.” “That’s What Friends Are For” is just one of nine Billboard year-end No. 1 hits to win the song of the year Grammy. Ten of the top songs of the year have been named record of the year. Since the Grammys held its first show in 1959 — to honor the music of 1958 — Billboard has named 63 No. 1 songs of the year. Of the 63 hits, only 18 songs have missed out on Grammy nominations, including “Blinding Lights.” Twenty-eight of the 45 nominated No. 1 songs have won Grammys, which currently has 84 categories. Only five year-end No. 1 tunes have won both song and record of the year, including Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep” in 2012, Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes” in 1982, Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in 1973, Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 1971, and Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” in 1959. Aniello said one of the reasons a song may not get a Grammy nomination could be the result of record label politics. When thinking of why “Hanging by a Moment” missed out, he said: “That year we were on DreamWorks and it was ‘I’m Like a Bird’ by Nelly Furtado, that’s the song that the label chose to push for a Grammy.” Furtado’s offbeat Top 10 debut single went on to win best female pop vocal performance and was nominated for song of the year. Furtado also competed for best new artist and best pop vocal album. “Is it fair? It’s just what it is,” he continued. “We were all just new at it. We had no idea. … We just kind of probably thought you had to pick a unicorn to win a Grammy somewhere, like it was magical. We didn’t realize it was probably more political than anything else.” Grammy rules state that just because a track is the most successful song of the year does not mean it deserves to be nominated — that means chart placement, radio airplay or streaming success are not part of the voting process. The academy’s voting body includes artists, producers, songwriters and engineers. “It’s an industry award,” Jackson Jr. explained. “It’s not necessarily based on just popular vote. It’s based on people thinking that this has merits to win.” Aniello — who produced the Bruce Springsteen albums “Wrecking Ball,” “High Hopes,” “Western Stars” and “Letter to You” — said though The Boss has won 20 Grammys, he’s never picked up big prizes such as record or album of the year, despite being one of music’s most revered performers. “It’s just a quirky thing,” he said. “The Grammys don’t make sense to me.” When he thinks about what Lifehouse created two decades ago — opening doors for Christian-leaning rock songs to live on pop radio — he’s proud, and content. “The song is very deep. I’m fine with not having a Grammy,” he said. “It doesn’t matter to me because the song reached who it needed to reach.” Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsUS News Twitter Pinterest ‘Blinding Lights’ and more hits the Grammys left in the dark Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Previous articleMedical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virusNext articleTorino-Sassuolo Serie A match off due to virus cases Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Bad weather forces closure of Derry airport

first_img Facebook Previous articleLabour and Fine Gael in Donegal at odds over A5 fundingNext articleZues confirms 10 million euro expansion to create 75 jobs News Highland By News Highland – December 17, 2010 Pinterest WhatsApp Bad weather forces closure of Derry airport Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Pinterest Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published City of Derry Airport is currently open and all remaining flights for today are expected to operate normally.Flight disruption is possible over the next few days as snow and icy conditions return.Passengers due to travel over the next few days should check with their airlines for the latest updates.Passengers should check in as normal unless specifically advised otherwise by their airline. And passengers should allow extra time to get to the airport due to the road conditions.last_img read more