International StreamRipping Site Shut Down

first_img Facebook Stream-Ripping Site Shut Down international-stream-ripping-site-shut-down International Stream-Ripping Site Shut Down NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Neil Portnow 59th GRAMMY Speech: Music Binds Us Together Email Operating from Germany, the top infringing site had traffic estimated at 60 million visitors per month and “generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising revenue per month, often from major brands.”Unfortunately, stream ripping has become massive and it’s growing. An Ipsos survey for IFPI found that 53 percent of all 16–24 year-olds use stream-ripping sites or rip streams themselves.Chance The Rapper has been the outstanding example of an artist quickly catapulted by streaming to international stardom, GRAMMY wins and philanthropy. While millions of infringing copies of his work online did not stop his rise, protecting creators’ streaming revenues will be increasingly vital in music’s online ecosystem.”Most fans understand that getting music from a genuine site supports the artists they love and allows labels to nurture the next generation of talent,” said BPI Chief Executive Geoff Taylor. “Music stands on the cusp of an exciting future in the streaming age, but only if we take resolute action against illegal businesses that try to siphon away its value.”Spotify Captures Half Of British Teens’ Streaming Hours International action by leading music rights organizations takes notorious infringing website Youtube-mp3.org off the internetPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 7, 2017 – 5:14 pm Britain’s British Phonographic Industry, America’s RIAA and international music organization IFPI announced on Sept. 7 that legal action on two continents has resulted in an agreement with top stream-ripping site Youtube-mp3.org that has shut it down permanently. Twitter News last_img read more

UPDATE Pie Me Over Set To Open In Wilmington This Fall

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In an update to a February 2019 story, Wilmington Apple has learned that Pie Me Over, a gourmet chicken pot pie shop, will be opening in Wilmington this fall.“Due to contractor delays, we estimate the shop will be open in late September or early October,” owner Marje Hammond told Wilmington Apple.The shop, located at the former Fantastic Sam’s location (217 Main Street) inside the Wilmington Crossing plaza, will sell not just chicken pot pies, but other savory pies, including veggie pies, beef pies, and quiches. Pies will be cooked daily and sold in three different sizes (Individual, Duo, & Large) and with four different types of crust. A gluten free chicken pot pie option will also on the menu.The shop is take-out only and will follow the “take and bake” model — customers take home the fresh or frozen pies and bake in their own ovens.Pie Me Over originally opened in Las Vegas in 2014 and received strong reviews from customers, food critics and the local press. The sop, for example, is a prefect average score of 5 stars on Yelp with 122 total reviews.The shop closed in the spring of 2018 after its owners, Marje Hammond and Feliciano Savilengo, relocated to Massachusetts. They’ve selected Wilmington for Pie Me Over’s new home.“Pie Me Over is the first retail pie shop of its kind in Massachusetts and across the country selling unbaked fresh & frozen pies with a variety of crusts,” reads the company’s website. “We felt that most Chicken Pot Pies and other savory pies lacked flavor, and were much too salty. We also strived to perfect the Traditional crust and introduced our own special crusts such as Cheddar, Habanero Cheddar, and fresh Garlic.”Follow Pie Me Over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedChicken Pot Pie Shop To Open In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NEW RESTAURANT ALERT: Habit Burger Grill To Open Its First New England Location Right Here In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Six killed in suicide bombing at Pakistani shrine

first_imgLocatoin of Baluchistan. Reuters File PhotoA suicide bombing at a shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed six people and left many wounded, a provincial government spokesman said.“It was a suicide blast and a police constable was also killed in the blast,” Baluchistan spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar told Reuters.He added that the constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.last_img

Ukraine warns threat of fullscale war with Russia

first_imgA Russia`s FSB security service officer escorts a detained Ukrainian sailor to a courthouse in Simferopol, Crimea, on 27 November. Photo: AFPUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday warned of the threat of “full-scale war” and said Russia had sharply increased its military presence on their shared border as tensions escalate between the ex-Soviet neighbours.The crisis also threatened growing diplomatic fallout with US president Donald Trump warning that he may cancel a long-awaited summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but he told The Washington Post that it would depend on the results of a report about the incident being prepared by his national security advisers.”Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.In Ukraine, Poroshenko warned that the clash at sea could herald more drastic developments in the simmering Ukraine-Russia military standoff.”I don’t want anyone to think this is fun and games. Ukraine is under threat of full-scale war with Russia,” the president said in an interview with national television.The number of Russian units deployed along the Ukraine-Russian border has “grown dramatically” while the number of Russian tanks has tripled, Poroshenko said, citing intelligence reports but giving no precise timescale for the buildup.He spoke after Russian forces seized three of Kiev’s ships off the coast of Crimea on Sunday and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors.On Tuesday, a court in Simferopol, the main city in Russian-annexed Crimea, ordered 12 of the sailors to be held in pre-trial detention for two months. Three hospitalised sailors were also formally detained for two months. The rest are to appear in court on Wednesday.The move stoked already high tensions between Moscow and Kiev, as Russia continues to accuse the sailors of crossing illegally into Russian waters and of ignoring warnings from its border guards.Kiev has demanded the release of the sailors and urged Western allies to impose further sanctions on Moscow.The US State Department on Tuesday termed Russia’s actions “a dangerous escalation” and said Washington wants to see “our European allies doing more to assist Ukraine.”Putin warns of ‘reckless actsThe incident was the first major confrontation at sea in the long-running conflict pitting Ukraine against Moscow and Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east.It has raised fears of a wider escalation — in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014 — and prompted international calls for restraint.Putin on Tuesday warned Ukraine against any “reckless acts” after Kiev declared martial law in response to Moscow’s seizure of the navy vessels.The Ukrainian parliament late on Monday voted in favour of Poroshenko’s request for the introduction of martial law in border areas for 30 days.This gives Ukrainian authorities the power to mobilise citizens with military experience, regulate the media and restrict public rallies in affected areas.In a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Putin expressed “serious concern” over its introduction.He said he hoped Berlin could intervene with Ukrainian authorities “to dissuade them from further reckless acts”.Moscow has accused Kiev of planning Sunday’s confrontation as a provocation aimed at drumming up support for Poroshenko ahead of elections next year and convincing Western governments to impose further sanctions on Russia.Putin said Kiev’s actions were “clearly taken in view of the election campaign in Ukraine”.Sunday’s incident has been playing out on Russian and Ukrainian television screens, with dramatic footage of Russian ships chasing down a Ukrainian tugboat that was trying to pass through the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea into the Sea of Azov.Sailors on Russian TVRussian state television late on Monday aired footage of some of the captured sailors being questioned by Moscow’s security services.One of them is heard saying “the actions of the Ukrainian armed vessels in the Kerch Strait had a provocatory character” — parroting the version of events put forward by Russian authorities.Ukraine’s naval commander, Igor Voronchenko, said the sailors were pressured into giving false evidence.”I know these sailors, they were always professional. What they are saying now is not true,” he told Ukrainian media.Western governments have rallied behind Kiev in the dispute, accusing Russia of illegally blocking access to the Sea of Azov and of taking military action without justification.The European Union, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and others expressed support for Kiev on Monday, in statements pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia denounced as “predictably anti-Russian”.The foreign minister of Austria, which holds the rotating EU presidency, said Tuesday that the bloc will next month consider further sanctions against Moscow over the flare-up.”Everything depends on the accounts of events and the actions of both sides. But it will need to be reviewed,” Karin Kneissl told reporters.UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for “maximum restraint,” urging both sides “to take steps without delay to contain this incident and reduce tensions”.last_img

Twitter to LiveStream NBA Games Featuring a Camera Feed of a Single

first_imgThe parties are announcing the deal at CES 2019, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are scheduled to appear in a session to discuss “#NBATwitter” at the CES Sports Zone Stage at the Aria on Wednesday.“The NBA Twitter community is among the most vibrant in sports and entertainment,” the NBA’s Silver said in a prepared statement. “While watching NBA games on TNT, our fans on Twitter can now enjoy a unique second screen experience that will further enhance the way fans engage with each other and the game.”Turner president David Levy emphasized that the live streams on Twitter “will provide an additive experience for fans to go along with the fully-produced coverage on TNT.”As part of the expanded relationship, the NBA – through its NBA Digital partnership with Turner – will continue to provide on-demand content from the @NBA Twitter handle, including video of pregame warmups, in-game and post-game highlights, and behind-the-scenes content. Madati said near-live sports clips on Twitter (which are also produced by the NFL and other leagues) are just as valuable as live-streaming content.Meanwhile, for this summer’s Women’s World Cup, Fox Sports will deliver the “FIFA World Cup Now” news and highlights show live from Paris every matchday exclusively on Twitter in the U.S. During live matches, Fox Sports’ Twitter feeds will again post every tournament goal shortly after it is scored on Twitter. Pre-tournament content is new to this year’s agreement, with access to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s SheBelieves Cup journey in March.The PGA Tour’s renewed and expanded agreement with Twitter will bring nearly 140 hours of live competition from 28 tournaments during the 2018-19 PGA Tour season. For the first time, Twitter will stream weekend play — the first 60-90 minutes from the morning hours — designed in part to drive fans to PGA Tour’s over-the-top subscription service. In addition, the PGA Tour is launching “Fan Vote Fridays,” giving fans the chance to vote via Twitter to determine one of the two featured groups that will be showcased on Fridays for tournaments streamed on Twitter. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety “We’re taking live content and expanding its footprint,” Madati said.In another TV-related deal, in 2019 Twitter is bringing back the “Game of Thrones” aftershow from Bill Simmons’ The Ringer for the eighth and final season of the HBO hit, and The Ringer also will produce an aftershow for season 2 of HBO’s drama “Big Little Lies.” Twitter also has renewed pacts with Fox Sports for video from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and with PGA Tour for expanded live-streaming coverage.“Consumers aren’t just sitting in front of their televisions anymore,” Madati said. For Twitter’s media deals, the goal is to creatively package content uniquely for the platform: “This is not just taking a television program and putting it on Twitter. That doesn’t work.” Twitter currently has more than 950 content partners worldwide.The NBA live streams on Twitter — which will be available only in the U.S. — will debut during TNT’s presentation of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17, and leading up to the game fans will have the opportunity to vote on which player will be the target of the isolated camera. A schedule of regular-season and playoff live streams will be announced later, along with dedicated commentators who will provide analysis for the single-player feeds.The single-player camera format and broadcast of only the second halves of the NBA games is deliberately designed to not cannibalize TNT TV viewership, according to Madati. “Every single one of our deals has to look at that,” he said. “We’re not here to encroach on the rights of our partners.”To be sure, another reason Twitter is working with rights-holders — instead of bidding for exclusive rights to live sports — may simply have to do with the reality that it doesn’t have the deep pockets that bigger tech players like Facebook, Amazon and Google do.Besides supporting the TV broadcasts, Twitter distribution of related content generates incremental revenue for its media partners, Madati said.For the NBA, the hope is the single-player cam live-streams on Twitter will serve as a new way to ratchet up fan engagement. The NBA joined Twitter in 2009, and it now has the largest Twitter community of any sports league in the world with 27.5 million followers. Twitter is doubling down on its strategy of complementing TV rather than trying to eat into television audiences.Under a new partnership inked by the NBA, Turner Sports and Twitter, the second halves of 20 NBA games that air on TNT this season will be live-streamed on Twitter (via @NBAonTNT). The wrinkle: The live feed will feature a single-player, isolated camera view. Fans will vote on Twitter for the player they want to see featured during the live stream of select regular-season and playoff games airing on TNT as well as the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.But will a 24-minute half of an NBA game with the camera trained on just, say, LeBron James or Stephen Curry the entire time draw a sizable audience? The idea is to provide a new entry point for hoops fans that’s complementary to TV broadcast, said Kay Madati, global VP and head of content partnership at Twitter.last_img read more