Game of Thrones writers sign a huge multiyear deal with Netflix

first_img Game of Thrones Netflix 3:38 50 Photos Tags Game of Thrones season 8 VFX breakdown Post a comment 2019 TV shows you can’t miss David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an overall deal to develop new films and series for Netflix pic.twitter.com/57gLQOSTLE— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) August 7, 2019center_img Share your voice 0 In a joint statement, the pair said, “We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home.” They say they are “honored” Netflix has brought them on board.”We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, in a statement. “They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”A brief glance at the response to this new signing, on Twitter, isn’t particularly kind to D&D. Some users balked at the signing just days after Netflix cancelled The OA.The anger stems from a divisive final season of Thrones. Many fans have torched the Game of Thrones creators after they failed to stick the landing in the show’s final year. Even though the public response was relatively brutal, the show managed to rack up 32 Emmy nominations this year. TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Jeff Kravitz The two minds behind HBO’s mega-hit turned mega-disappointment Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have struck a multiyear deal with Netflix, according to a report by Deadline on Wednesday. The duo will create exclusive content for the streaming giant outside their deal with Disney to direct an upcoming Star Wars trilogy.D&D, as they’ve come to be known, were in high demand, with media giants Netflix, Amazon and Disney all in talks to secure their services. Netflix ultimately won out with sources telling the Hollywood Reporter the deal is worth $200 million and will include film and TV projects. The pair had spent over 10 years at HBO working on Game of Thrones.last_img read more

BSE closes points 4148 down on Dec 11

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 41.48 points down to stand at 21,213.78. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 24.95 points down to stand at 6,307.90. Suzlon Energy and Bharti Infratel were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.42% and 3.85% along with Dish TV India and MRF with an increase of 3.66% and 3.60% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Pipavav Defence and JSW ENERGY with a decrease of 4.95% and 4.00% along with MCX and Adani Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.71% and 3.63% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 132.39 points at 12,322.75 while the banking sector is up 24.49 points at 13,535.12 and the realty sector is down 2.75 points at 1,377.67. The Indian currency is down 0.42% at Rs 61.30 per dollar.last_img read more

Mindtree Wipro shares trade low ahead of June 2016 quarter results

first_imgBangalore-based IT company Mindtree will announce the results of its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18.Shares of IT firms like Mindtree, Wipro and Infosys, with the exception of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), were seen trading low in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).Mindtree shares were down 1.11 percent to Rs. 630.70 apiece, compared to its previous close at Rs. 637.75 ahead of its quarterly result declaration.Wipro’s share price fell by 0.85 percent to Rs. 549.95 while Infosys declined by 0.18 percent to Rs. 1,070.35. Wipro, the third largest IT services exporter after TCS and Infosys, is set to declare its earnings results on July 19 after trading hours in the stock market.The BSE IT index was up 0.06 percent to 10614.43 while Nifty IT was trading flat at 11:16 a.m.Infosys posted a sequential decline in consolidated net profit by 4.47 percent for the June 2016 quarter while it recorded a 13.4 percent rise in net profit on a year-on-year basis.”We had unanticipated headwinds in discretionary spending in consulting services and package implementations as well as slower project ramp-ups in large deals that we had won in earlier quarters, resulting in a lower than expected growth in Q1,” Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys told Economic Times on the company’s Q1 earnings for the fiscal 2016-17.TCS shares were trading up 0.62 percent at Rs. 2,457.00. The largest IT services exporter had also recorded a marginal decline of 0.4 percent in month-on-month net profit. Both Infosys and TCS registered higher profits from the year-ago period.last_img read more

Coal scam Court to consider CBIs closure report on June 3

first_imgA special court on Tuesday fixed June 3 for considering CBI’s closure report filed in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd and others. “Certain clarifications have been sought. Put up for consideration on June 3,” Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said.CBI had earlier placed before the court all relevant files pertaining to its preliminary enquiry in the case.The court had on March 17 directed CBI to produce all relevant files of the preliminary enquiry in the case in which the agency had filed a closure report.  CBI had filed a closure report saying no prosecutable evidence could be found during its probe in the case in which an FIR was lodged against Prakash Industries Ltd and others in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of Chhattisgarh’s Fatehpur coal block.According to CBI, the Fatehpur coal block was allocated jointly to Prakash Industries Ltd and another company by the 35th Screening Committee.The FIR was lodged against Prakash Industries Ltd, its three officials, some officials of the Ministry of Coal and others alleging that the firm had misrepresented its net worth while applying for the Fatehpur coal block.last_img read more

Googles New MobileFirst Index and the Death of Desktop SEO

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. December 26, 2016 Google just started rolling out the so-called “mobile-first” index. It’s going to change the way that your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Here are a things you need to know about the mobile-first index so that you can optimize your website accordingly.What is the mobile-first index?By now, you probably know that Google crawls your site to add pages to its index. That is, it uses a bot to surf around your site like a real visitor and follows links on your pages.In the past, Google crawled your site as a desktop user. Now, however, Google will crawl your site as a mobile user. That’s a distinction with a really big difference.For starters, your website might present a completely different display to mobile users versus desktop users. In some cases, links that appear on the desktop version of your site might not appear on the mobile version. That’s bad because the Googlebot can’t follow links that aren’t there. As a result, your site might take a hit in the SERPs.Keep in mind also that Google uses a number of ranking signals to determine where your site should land in the results list. If the bot finds that your site is hostile to mobile users or loads very slowly, you’re definitely going to lose rank.The bottom line — when performing search engine optimization (SEO) for your site, start with optimizing it for a mobile audience. That’s the prime directive now.Related: Emerging Trends in the Fintech Space in 2017Why is Google using a mobile-first index?If you’re wondering why Google is switching to a mobile-first index, the answer is simple. Mobile is everything. That’s the short answer, anyway. The long answer is a little more involved.For starters, the number of mobile users surpassed the number of desktop users a couple of years ago. If anything, Google is late to the game. In addition to that, Google says that there are more mobile searches than desktop searches. So it makes perfect sense that its bot should crawl pages as a mobile user.What if you don’t have a mobile site?If you don’t have a responsive website, you might be asking yourself: “What’s going to happen to my site?” You can rest easy. The Googlebot will crawl the desktop version of your site just fine, even though it’s using a mobile user agent. That means your site can still be indexed.Free advice, though — you should definitely switch over to a responsive template. In this day and age, anyone who’s serious about making a statement online needs a website that adapts to a mobile platform.Related: The Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Mobile SEO CampaignWhat about expandable content?This is a new development. Putting content under a read more link used to result in that content not getting indexed by Google. With this mobile first index, things have changed. According to Google’s Gary Illyes, content hidden in tabs and accordions will have the same weight as content that’s plainly displayed on the page. Google understands that expandable content makes much more sense on a mobile platform because of limited screen real estate. That’s why the company won’t punish webmasters who take advantage of those design features. That’s a big win for UX and SEO!Will mobile-first indexing change rankings significantly?Will the change in crawling significantly impact rankings? In a word, no. As is usually the case, though, there’s a caveat. Both Illyes and his cohort, Paul Haahr, said that mobile-first indexing shouldn’t result in a significant change in the rankings. They added that it’s too early to tell, though. Certainly, if your site isn’t friendly to a mobile audience, you shouldn’t expect it to rank well for certain keywords.When does the mobile-first indexing begin?Google has already started rolling out the mobile-first crawler. However, it will take months before full implementation is complete. Unfortunately, Google won’t give a specific date about when the rollout will be completed. That’s because the company is still testing the code.Google did say, however, that it will roll out more and more searchers over time as it gains confidence that the mobile user agent crawl is working well.How can you see what the mobile-first Google crawler sees?If you own one or more websites, you might wonder how your sites “look” to the Googlebot that uses a mobile user agent. Fortunately, you don’t have to speculate. Just head over to the Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmasters) and click on the “crawl” option on the left-hand sidebar. In the menu that appears, click on “Fetch as Google.”The screen that appears gives you the opportunity to crawl your site as the Googlebot and see what it sees. To see it as a Googlebot using a mobile user agent, you’ll need to select “mobile smartphone” from the drop-down menu next to the “Fetch” button.Click the “Fetch and Render” button and the tool will show you exactly what the crawler sees as it touches your website. That will give you a good idea about how mobile-friendly your site is.Related: How the Future of Mobile Search is Unfolding This Year and BeyondWill there be two indexes going forward?Eventually, Google will move to only one index. Unsurprisingly, that will be the mobile index. During the rollout period, though, there will be two indexes — the mobile index and the desktop index. A small subset of users will see results from the mobile index, while other users see results from the desktop index. The reality is that people will have no idea which index they’re seeing results from.As Google becomes more confident with the mobile-first results, the company will slowly phase out the desktop index. And we’ll have further evidence that mobile is everything. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Dine Dash 24hour food race kicks off tomorrow

first_imgDine & Dash: 24-hour food race kicks off tomorrow << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — 24 hours, 2 men, 1 airline and 150 years. This is the gist of an epic coast-to-coast race set to launch tomorrow in Charlottetown.Dubbed a ‘great Canadian food race’, the event teams up Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Executive Chef Daniel Craig with Culinary Adventure Co. owner Kevin Durkee on a 24-hour cross-country journey celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.The edible adventure will begin on June 21 at the home of Confederation in Charlottetown before jetting off via Air Canada to Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. The race ends in Vancouver at midnight on June 22.Sounds impossible? Maybe. But one thing’s for sure: there’ll be lots of eats, and plenty of Canadiana to make Canadians proud.The pair of racers will source ingredients to be used in a Taste of Canada menu at the hotel’s signature restaurant, TOCA, starting July 1.“Whether it’s Nova Scotia blueberries or sustainable fish farmed off the coast of B.C., our aim is to sample food from as many cities as we can within one day,” said Chef Craig. “We’re excited to share our adventure with guests when we return to Toronto and create a truly Canadian menu in honour of Canada’s 150th.”More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?The coast-to-coast tour is part of the hotel’s new culinary program, ‘Off the Eaten Track’, a customized series of culinary tours curated exclusively for guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto by Culinary Adventure Co.You can watch the team live @facebook/ritzcarltontoronto or on Instagram @culinaryadvco, or visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/toronto/area-activities/off-the-eaten-track for more information. Tags: Ritz Carlton Travelweek Group last_img read more