Posted on Leave a comment

Music-Streaming Service Spotify Signs Major Partnership Deal With Samsung

The biggest music-streaming service in the world, Spotify, has signed a new major partnership with Samsung, the biggest smartphone producer in the world. Spotify will now be the official music service provider for all of Samsung’s products, including smartphones, televisions, tablets, watches, and speakers. In the future, when you purchase a Samsung product, Spotify will be integrated into the set-up process on new devices, as well as merged into Samsung’s voice assistant program and Samsung’s smart-home apps.Although never directly addressed by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, there is now a clear competition between Spotify and Apple‘s Apple Music, as the latter app comes readily installed on all of Apple’s iPhones and also just landed a deal to give Verizon smartphone customers six months of free service. With Samsung being the biggest smartphone producer in the world, Spotify should have a less strenuous battle reaching smart-phone users around the world. Plus, unlike Apple Music’s subscription-only service, Spotify offers an ad-supported listening tier that costs nothing for the consumer, allowing a more pleasant experience for first-time Spotify users unfamiliar with the app’s interface.In a recent Q&A with his own company, CEO Daniel Ek explained that the partnership,Reduces the friction for users to get Spotify up and running on multiple Samsung devices once the accounts have been linked” and “allows us to create a seamless music listening experience together for the user that would be hard for either of us to build alone.” He added, “We believe that this significant long-term partnership will provide Samsung users across millions of devices with the best possible music streaming experience, and make discovering new music easier than ever — with even more opportunities to come.So what does this mean for Spotify? It’s likely we will see a rise in overall Spotify users and artists joining the platform. It also could mark the transition out of a completely Apple-product dominated world, but we’ll just have to wait and see. [H/T Rolling Stone] read more

Posted on Leave a comment

Fleet-footed Uganda She Pearls leave Botswana girls in tears

first_imgA Botswana player is consoled after she broke down in tears after defeat to UgandaUganda ?? 46 – Botswana ??  42Tuesday Uganda vs Cook Islands 10amBotswana vs JamaicaGabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER |  Uganda’s She Pearls overcome a false start and a partisan crowd to beat Botswana in a hard-fought Netball World Youth Cup game at the UB Indoor Sports Arena on Monday.Botswana, who started in command and took a 13-10 lead in the first quarter, were left stunned and in tears after the fleet-footed Ugandans fought back to snatch it by 4 baskets.The Ugandan girls took charge after the first half, leading 24-23 at half time, before stretching it to 36-33 in 3rd quarter and ending Botswana’s unbeaten run.Uganda next take on Cook Islands Tuesday, before battling group favourites Jamaica, who hammered Malaysia 70-22 Monday, and are also unbeaten.Botswana will have to be at their very best if they are to avoid a second straight defeat when they come up against JamaicaUgandan girls celebrate their victory over Botswana today.This is the first time the  International Netball Federation (INF) is holding an international event on the African continent.The Netball World Youth Cup is the pinnacle of netball competition for emerging players who are under 21 years of age and the INF has held an U21 international competition every four years since 1988.The tournament is featuring 9 days of netball, 70 games in total and 20 countries are competing from across the five INF regions.The African countries competing are Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. 2017Botswana 2009Rarotonga, Cook IslandsAustralia Pool C results & teamsJamaica     43    Cook Islands 41Botswana  72    Malaysia 26Cook Islands 41 Botswana 50Uganda     81    Malaysia 21Jamaica    70 Malaysia 22Uganda     46  Botswana 42BotswanaJamaicaCook IslandsMalaysiaUgandaVIDEO OF THE GAME 1996Toronto, CanadaAustralia 1988Canberra, AustraliaAustralia YearLocationWinnercenter_img Share on: WhatsApp 2005Fort Lauderdale, USANew Zealand 2013Glasgow, ScotlandNew Zealand 1992Suva, FijiNew Zealand 2000Cardiff, WalesAustralialast_img read more

Posted on Leave a comment

Body found in the water near Lake Worth Beach

first_imgAuthorities are currently investigating the death of a person who was found floating in a lake in Lake Worth.The body was located around 10:15 am Monday at 4200 S. Congress Ave, right next to Palm Beach State College.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was originally called to the scene and determined that the person was deceased.Not much is known about the incident at this time, including the person identity, however, the case has been turned over to law enforcement for further investigation.This is a developing story.last_img

Posted on Leave a comment

Shriners Announce Festival of Trees On November 1618 At Shriners Auditorium

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its annual Festival of Trees on Friday, November 16 (5pm to 8pm); Saturday, November 17 (10am to 5pm); and Sunday, November 18 (10am to 4pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road).This event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle.  The event also features Photos with Santa, Holiday Music, Delicious Treats, DIY Holiday Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, and Aleppo Clowns, plus the HONS Craft Fair.Admission costs just $1. (Children 3 and under are free.)  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aleppo Shriners General Fund.  For more information, contact David Veo at 617-777-3303 or Laura Veo at 617-908-8513, or email [email protected]d don’t forget to visit We’re One Wilmington’s 8th Annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at Villanova Hall.  Learn more about that event HERE.(NOTE: The above information is from the Aleppo Shriners.)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 [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”VIDEO: Santa Claus Explains What To Expect At The Shriners Festival Of Trees On November 16-18In “Videos”Shriners Announce Festival of Trees On November 17-19 At Shriners AuditoriumIn “Community”last_img read more

Posted on Leave a comment

BNP urges parties to stand together to restore democracy

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said the nation will not forgive the political parties if they fail to forge a national unity to restore democracy and the people’s voting rights.”No one is now safe in the country the way democracy and people’s rights have been snatched. Under the circumstance, if we (political parties) can’t get united, the nation won’t forgive us,” he said.Speaking at an Iftar party, the BNP leader further said, “I would like to call upon all political parties and their leaders to create a national unity to protect democracy and people’s rights.”Nagorik Oikya organised the iftar party in honour of politicians at a city hotel.Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said the country has now turned into a dead valley as the government is trying to frighten people with its repressive acts and in the name of drives like anti-narcotics one.”Under the circumstance, we should get united forgetting the conflicts and misunderstandings among us to protect the country,” he added.Mirza Fakhrul said the government imprisoned their chairperson Khaleda as it is afraid of her.The BNP leader said the government is making a wrong plan to hold the next election keeping Khaleda out of the race.The next election will not be meaningful and acceptable if it is not held under a non-party government with the deployment of army, he said.President of Bikalpa Dhara AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury called for people’s unity and awakening to get rid of the current situation.In an oblique reference to Khaleda Zia’s stay in jail despite obtaining bail from the Supreme Court, he said now the highest court’s orders are being ignored.He said hundreds of people are still there in jail in political cases. “How long it will continue. We can’t tolerate it. People have started waking up and we’ll remain with them.”B Chowdhury said the party which will come to power in the future must stay away from corruption as people hate it. “We’ve tolerated corruption so much, but we won’t tolerate it anymore.”Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rob urged the people of all walks of life to get united against the government’s misrule and corruption.Awami League general secretary Obaidul was also invited to the Iftar, but he did not join it.last_img read more

Posted on Leave a comment

BENS BLOG RIP Trevor Connett

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]h, Blog, it’s with such a sad heart that I have to let you know about the passing of a member of the Star Family…Trevor Connett has been one of our closest friends and clients for so many years, always attending days at Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, with his lovely wife, Shirley.Such a dapper man, good company, and a lover of the game, Trevor started betting with me, many years ago, when I made a book at Sittingbourne. If there was a decent looking even-money chance, in an open-race, Trevor’s name would always register an even monkey, next to it, in the book.It really has come as a terrible shock as he was in such fine fettle and we were certain he would outlive all of us.RIP Trevor Connett. RIP THE DAPPER GENT.Over and out, B x ​last_img