This June 10, 2012 file photo shows the Apple logo on a building in San Francisco. — AFP pic
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 — Tech giant Apple has secured the rights produce the new content based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanut gang — as it moves to strengthen its suite of talent and original productions on the streaming platform.The tie-up — with DHX Media — will see the creation of several series, specials and shorts featuring iconic Charles M. Schulz characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. DHX, the Canadian-based kids programming giant that acquired a stake in the Peanuts franchise in 2017, will produce all of the projects (via The Hollywood Reporter).The move marks a dedicated push into children’s programming across the board — with both Netflix and HBO also recently investing in the genre, with recent deals linked to Sesame Street, Disney and more.For its part Apple has also previously inked a content partnership with Sesame Workshop for a new slate of children’s programming; and ordered shows from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, M. Night Shyamalan, JJ Abrams, Damien Chazelle, Kevin Durant, and Steven Spielberg among others, as it prepares to launch its streaming service -- expected to debut at some point in the second half of 2019. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant delivered a season-high 44 points as the Golden State Warriors needed a wild finish to hold off the Sacramento Kings 117-116 on Saturday night.Two-time reigning NBA finals MVP Durant also had a season-high 16 free throws on 17 attempts for the Warriors, who won their second straight after snapping a four-game losing skid on Friday by beating Portland.Klay Thompson got the winning basket with a put back of his own miss with five seconds remaining in the fourth.“I don’t know if I got fouled, but who cares I got the putback,“ Thompson said. “You’ll take a game-winner any way you can get it I don’t care how ugly it is.”The Kings made the Warriors work for the victory as De’Aaron Fox made two free throws with 26 seconds remaining to put Sacramento ahead after Thompson missed a 33-footer moments earlier.Durant converted two free throws with 1:27 left and also had 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Thompson wound up with 31 points.Thompson shot 12 of 26 with five three-pointers as Stephen Curry missed his ninth straight game because of a strained left groin.Curry, the two-time MVP, was re-examined Saturday and is expected to resume practising next week with a good chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip.“He’s doing much better and we’re just going to keep taking it day by day,“ Kerr said.Timberwolves beat BullsMeanwhile, Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 22 rebounds, Derrick Rose came off the bench to score 22 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Chicago Bulls 111-96.Jeff Teague added 18 points for Minnesota, which pulled away late to win for the fifth time in seven games since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. Both the Timberwolves and Bulls were playing the second game of a back-to-back and their third game in four nights.“We want to make the right plays, play to each other’s strengths, cover up each other’s weaknesses and play tough,“ Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said. “On the nights in which you don’t shoot well, hopefully your rebounding and your defense can carry you through.”Zach LaVine scored 28 points and Jabari Parker had 27 as the Bulls lost for the sixth time in seven contests. Both players have reached 20 points in the past three games.Justin Holiday had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.In Cleveland, rookie Collin Sexton scored a season-high 29 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame 40 points by Houston’s James Harden to defeat the Rockets 117-108. — AFP [...]
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JOHANNESBURG: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner but was later injured as Egypt romped to a 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini on Friday.
The striker went down holding his leg as the Group J match drew to a close in Cairo, resumed after receiving treatment, and was almost immediately withdrawn.
Speaking after the match, Egypt assistant coach Hany Ramzy told BeIN Sports: "The initial diagnosis, according to the team doctor, is a strong muscle strain. It is not a tear, I think it is not serious."
A spokesman for the team's medical department told the www.Kooora.com website: "He (Salah) had a light strain, we will do a scan as soon as possible.
"I doubt he can play next Tuesday. We will be sure after the scan," he added, referring to the return match against eSwatini in Manzini.
After scoring 44 goals in all competitions during his first season at Anfield, the striker has netted only three this term, with just one since August.
Salah netted twice and missed two penalties when record seven-time African champions Egypt hammered Niger 6-0 last month in another qualifier.
With eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) ranked even lower than Niger, there were expectations that Salah could get back on the goal trail at the Al Salam Stadium.
He blasted a shot wide with Egypt three goals ahead before curling a corner into the net on the stroke of half-time.
Salah fluffed a chance to net again by missing from inside the box during the second half after combining with Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Captain Ahmed Elmohamady, Amr Warda and Mahmoud Hassan also scored for Egypt and Sibonginkosi Gamedze snatched a late eSwatini goal.
Tunisia, who host Niger Saturday, and Egypt have six points each in a mini-league both seem certain to qualify from for the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Da Costa turned the tide
Jonathan Kodjia, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Cheick Doukoure and Maxwel Cornet scored for the Ivory Coast as they crushed the Central African Republic 4-0 in Bouake.
In the other Group H match, Guinea defeated Rwanda 2-0 in Conakry through goals from Francois Kamano and Ibrahima Cisse to stay three points ahead of the Ivorians.
Angola ended the perfect, two-victory Group I record of Mauritania by recovering from conceding a third-minute goal to triumph 4-1 in Luanda.
Captain Mateus da Costa turned the tide with goals after 12 and 16 minutes, levelling from a penalty before volleying his team into the lead.
Angola and Mauritania have six points and Burkina Faso can join them if they win at home to bottom team Botswana Saturday.
An Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting goal earned Cameroon a laboured 1-0 Group B win over Malawi in Yaounde, and Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf his first success as 'Indomitable Lions' coach.
Defending champions Cameroon are guaranteed a place among the 24 finalists next year as hosts, but opted to participate in the mini-league phase to gain competitive match practice.
They top the group with seven points, four more than Morocco, who should narrow the gap by defeating the Comoros in Casablanca Saturday.
Group C pacesetters Mali were held 0-0 by second-place Burundi in Bamako after captain Abdoulaye Diaby missed a penalty in the last minute of regular time.
Leaders Algeria moved three points clear of Benin in Group D thanks to a 2-0 win in Blida with Ramy Bensebaini and Baghdad Bounedjah scoring.
New Gabon coach Daniel Cousin saw his team defeat South Sudan 3-0 in Libreville, Togo snatched a 1-1 draw with the Gambia in Lome and Cape Verde outplayed Tanzania 3-0 in Praia. — AFP [...]
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Edelman Malaysia emerges a winner at the Loyalty & Engagement Awards
Edelman Malaysia emerged a winner in three key categories of ‘Best Use of Consumer Insights’, ‘Best Use of Co-Creation/Crowd Sourcing’ and ‘Best Use of Mobile Marketing’ category.
“Last 10 months have been extremely rewarding for the entire team at Edelman Malaysia as all this regional recognition comes on the back of the hard work we’ve been putting behind transforming into a Communications Marketing Agency that partners clients earn trust and attention in this experiential economy,” Mazuin Zin, Managing Director Edelman Malaysia.
“It is really encouraging to see how our perception of a pure play PR agency is fast changing with wins at region’s most respected marketing & creative effectiveness awards. Including the kind of mandate that clients are increasingly entrusting on us which now range from Corporate reputation building, all the way to defining Brand Purpose and Content Engagement strategies,” she further elaborated.
The Loyalty & Engagement Marketing awards are judged by some of the region’s most respected Loyalty, Engagement and Relationship marketing heads who evaluate the net impact of work on key parameters of effectiveness and bold/brave approach of work that is path breaking in the category.
Edelman Malaysia in past one year has continued a rather impressive run at APAC Mobile Excellence Awards 2018, Direct Marketing Agency of the Year 2018, Campaign PR Asia Awards, South-East Asia PR Agency Awards 2018, CMO Asia 2018, and APAC Communications Director Awards 2018.
Under the newly appointed leadership team, the company continues to demonstrate an equally impressive new business acquisition with key wins in TRX-Lendlease, KWAP, MDEC (retained), #Youcanduit, Fusionex, Vivo Mobile, Novartis, Dove Derma and Hard Rock Hotel to name a few.
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