Since January, more than 750 movies have debuted at the domestic box office, while in November alone, some 50 new television shows appeared, boosted by the launches of Apple TV and Disney . Consumers have more options than ever before, making the job of Hollywood #39;s marketers all the more indispensable. For its list of top entertainment creatives, THR sought out those executives who helped their programming stand out from the noise. Among the masterminds are Disney #39;s Joe Earley, who launched a marketing onslaught that led to 10 million Disney launch day sign ups; WarnerMedia Entertainment #39;s Chris Spadaccini, who turned the final season of Game of Thrones into a multiweek event; and Blair Rich, the president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. who stood her ground with Todd Phillips #39; controversial Joker and reaped a $1 billion plus reward at the worldwide box office: "We are learning as we go as to what the audience wants to see. "
Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: America s sex education system is broken. This chatbot wants to be the solution. Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Planned Parenthood created Roo, a sex ed chatbot that answers teens questions while maintaining their anonymity. Planned Parenthood This story is part of a group of stories called Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing and changing us.
Hayley Kiyoko s new single L.O.V.E. Me packages heartfelt lyrics in bubbly power pop.Dropping this week in advance of her I m Too Sensitive for This Shit tour, L.O.V.E. Me features Kiyoko asking her unnamed crush to just be honest with her about what she wants from their relationship while also hopefully returning Kiyoko s affections.
CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration received an overwhelming response to an e auction of residential properties conducted by the Estate Office that concluded today, while it failed to attract bidders for commercial and industrial properties.CHANDIGARH: Comedian Kapil Sharma shared his Good News , while congratulating Akshay Kumar on his GoodNewwz . On Thursday evening, the comedian won everyone s hearts and even earned a big hug from Akshay.
MGM Resorts recently acquired the Empire City casino in Yonkers for $850 million, under the condition that they will be able to expand gaming options beyond the current slots and electronic table games. While casinos are legal in upstate New York (the Catskills, etc.), MGM wants to take a huge bite of that juicy Big Apple casino pie.The Empire City casino in Yonkers sits on 97 acres of prime real estate containing the casino and the Yonkers Raceway horse track. Yonkers is in lower New York State, just an hour s drive from New York City. MGM hopes to take a bite of the Big Apple s gaming action once the state legalizes gambling in lower New York State.
Death Stranding is out in less than a week, and director Hideo Kojima is dealing with some anxiety. In an interview with BBC ''s Newsbeat program, the Metal Gear creator said that he wants people to enjoy the first game from his first independent studio. But he ''s worried that you won ''t.
Key point: The Cold War is full of examples of near nuclear disasters and those remain a threat today. What happens when you use the same satellites to control nuclear forces as well as conventional troops? Accidental nuclear war, that''s what could happen. That''s the warning by a Washington think tank, which argues that the U.S. is inviting nuclear war by using the same command and communications systems to oversee both nuclear and conventional forces. But such "dual use" systems risk an inadvertent nuclear war, because an attack on non nuclear assets, such as satellites or radars, could be perceived as an attempt to cripple America''s nuclear deterrent. The Trump administration''s draft nuclear policy already states that cyberattacks against America, or attacks on U.S. satellites, could constitute a strategic threat that merits a nuclear response. But this raises a problem called "nuclear entanglement," where the traditionally bright lines between nuclear and non nuclear systems become blurred. In a study earlier this year, the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace pointed out that Russia and China were guilty of entanglement. For example, Russia keeps nuclear submarines and bombers at the same bases as conventional ships and planes: thus a strike by conventional U.S. forces against conventional Russian forces the sort of operation common in World War II could be mistaken by Russia as an American strike on its nuclear forces, triggering Russian nuclear retaliation. China plans to attack American satellites to disable U.S. command systems and smart weapons that rely on satellite guidance, because China believes this to be a part of conventional warfare despite the Trump administration declaring otherwise. But a new Carnegie study says the U.S. is making the same mistake. "Starting in the last decade of the Cold War, the United States has increased reliance on dual use systems by assigning nonnuclear roles to C3I assets that used to be employed solely for nuclear operations," writes James Acton, co director of Carnegie''s Nuclear Policy Program. "Until the mid 1980s, for example, U.S. early warning satellites were used exclusively for detecting the launch of nuclear armed missiles. Today, they enable a variety of nonnuclear missions by, for example, providing cuing information for missile defenses involved in intercepting conventional ballistic missiles." The U.S. has also scrapped its Cold War land based communications systems for controlling nuclear forces. Which means that satellites have become virtually the only means for nuclear command and control, and those precious satellites are also handling non nuclear communications. Even as cyberwarfare and anti satellite weapons have emerged as major threats, U.S. satellite systems have become less redundant. In the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. had two satellite based communication systems for nuclear weapons. "Today, the United States is in the process of deploying just four Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites that will be the nation''s sole space based system for transmitting nuclear employment orders once legacy Milstar satellites have been retired," writes Acton. Similarly, one of two radio networks for communicating with nuclear missile submarines has been shut down. Acton explores several scenarios where the U.S. could overreact. "Russia might attack ground based or space based U.S. early warning assets to defeat European missile defenses that were proving effective in intercepting its nonnuclear missiles," he writes. "Washington might see such attacks, however, as preparations to ensure that limited nuclear strikes by Russia could penetrate the United States' homeland missile defenses." The U.S. fears that Russia could launch limited nuclear strikes to paint America into a corner, where it must either back down or risk escalating into full nuclear war. But Russia could attack dual use communications systems with the goal of disrupting the operations of U.S. conventional forces, which the U.S. might perceive as an attempt to cripple U.S. nuclear communications. These issues apply to a lesser extent to China, which knows (and the U.S. knows that China knows) that a Chinese first strike wouldn''t be powerful enough to prevent massive American retaliation. Still, a Chinese attack on, say, the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar system could be taken as the prelude to a Chinese nuclear strike. Recommended: Forget the F 35: The Tempest Could Be the Future Recommended: Why No Commander Wants to Take On a Spike Missile Recommended: What Will the Sixth Generation Jet Fighter Look Like? Acton does point out that the U.S. reaction will depend to some extent on context, such as whether Russia has placed its nuclear forces on alert. But this is a slender reed on which to avoid nuclear destruction. Untangling nuclear entanglement will not be easy. Russia, China and the U.S. are likely to balk at the cost of separating their nuclear and non nuclear command and control systems and facilities. Nor are they like to accept limits on weapons that threaten an opponent''s command and control systems, even if those systems have a nuclear function. Acton does suggest a few mild measures to mitigate the problem, such as more resilient command and control systems, or small space based sensors useful for detecting ICBM launches, but not for conventional warfare. The Carnegie report is particularly significant for missile defense. The proliferation of conventional ballistic missile threats against targets like ports, airfields or ships at sea means that missiles and missile defense have become an integral part of conventional warfare. This in turn means that missile defense systems have become conventional targets. Yet to attack them as part of a conventional war means scaring your opponent into fearing that this is the opening salvo of a nuclear strike. Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook. This first appeared in August 2018. Image: Reuters View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Full screen 1 2 Read more on:Modified The global shortage of supercars shows no signs of easing. Apart from a new McLaren every ten minutes, a whole line up of fresh exotica arriving from the likes of Lamborghini and Aston Martin, and sterling work from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Pagani, Bugatti, AMG, Koenigsegg, Rimac There s just not enough choice is there? We need more supercars, stat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told African leaders he wants to more than double the amount Russia trades with the continent as he welcomed them to a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Andreessen Horowitz;s Late Stage Venture Fund led the round with new investors BlackRock, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Tiger Global Management also participating. The institutional investors are particularly interesting here because as a late stage startup, Databricks likely has its eye on a future IPO, and having those investors on board already could give them a head start.CEO Ali Ghodsi was coy when it came to the IPO, but it sure sounded like that ''s a direction he wants to go. "We are one of the fastest growing cloud enterprise software companies on record, which means we have a lot of access to capital as this fundraise shows. The revenue is growing gangbusters, and the brand is also really well known. So an IPO is not something that we 're optimizing for, but it ''s something that ''s definitely going to happen down the line in the not too distant future, " Ghodsi told TechCrunch.
Earlier this week, researchers from Warwick University claimed people of Britain were at their most unhappy in 1978.The latter year and the first two months of 1979 are best remembered for the Winter of Discontent, where strikes took place and caused various disruptions.
ArsenalBio, a precision immunotherapy company backed by billionaire Sean Parker, launched Thursday with $85 million from a Series A funding round that closed in July. The company plans to use machine learning to discover new gene pathways to fight cancer and then use gene editing technology Crispr to create immune cells that are better at battling solid cancer tumors. amp; Since the company was born in mid 2018, we ve been busy refining our strategy, putting the team in place, amp;lsqb;and amp;rsqb; developing business plans, says Ken Drazan, the founding CEO who was previously the president of cancer detection startup GRAIL. Now felt like the right time to allow the culture of the company to be externalized. amp;
Russell T. Davies has said that he would want to helm a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe if they were to cast a gay superhero.
Chelsea star Callum Hudson Odoi wants to add goalscoring to his game after returning from international duty.
India wants to comply with global sanctions, including United States actions against Venezuela and Russia, but also needs to maintain its own strength and strategic interests, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Reuters news agency in an interview.The US in January imposed the toughest sanctions yet on Venezuela's oil industry. The move has scared away some global customers, but with few alternative suppliers of heavy oil, Indian refiner Reliance Industries Ltd has been buying Venezuelan crude from Russian major Rosneft. The company is set to resume direct oil loadings in the South American nation after a four month pause.