BitTorrent Launches ‘Discovery Fund’ To Provide New Artists With Cash Grants

first_imgUndiscovered artists, take note! BitTorrent has your back.The once-torrent website has taken a new approach with their musical offerings, teaming up with artists to release content bundles and letting the artists decide the price. Several artists have taken advantage of this program, including a recent live release from funk artist, Lettuce.BitTorrent is taking things a step further in the music community, launching The Discovery Fund to help promote undiscovered artists with cash grants that range from $2,500 to $100,000. You can read their description of the program below:You create it. You own it. We back it.We back creators. We don’t buy content. Because fuck content. Because music and film is more than that. Because outside voices need to be heard. The BitTorrent Discovery Fund is an open initiative dedicated to supporting a diverse group of creators seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.Through this initiative, we’ll partner with 25 creators; providing cash grants and promotional resources to help artists unlock new fans and build impactful releases.To find the guidelines and apply, head here.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day September 09, 2016 Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff between sunrise and sunset on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and in honor of Patriot Day.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

‘Ebola’ Sacks Sampson from England Women’s Soccer Team Job

first_imgBut a 2015 FA assessment found Sampson did not pose a risk.Sampson was also cleared this year of wrongdoing following discrimination allegations made by England players.The 34-year-old Welshman became England head coach in December 2013 after leaving his role as manager of top-flight side Bristol Academy, now renamed Bristol City Women.The FA statement said: “the full report of that (2014) investigation was only brought to the attention of the current FA leadership last week.“It is our judgement that it revealed clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by a coach. It is on this basis that we have acted quickly to agree a termination of Mark’s contract.”Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch said: “This situation is a mess and raises very serious questions about whether the historic processes that the FA had in place around the recruitment of coaches were appropriate, for something like this to have been missed. The FA is right to have taken action but reassurance is needed to make sure this does not happen again at any level of coaching.”Sampson’s England side beat Russia 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and he led the Lionesses to successive semi-finals at major tournaments.Last week, the FA announced it was to re-open its investigation into separate discrimination claims against Sampson, first made in 2016.Sampson was alleged to have asked mixed race England midfielder Drew Spence whether she had been arrested during a tournament in 2015, a claim which he denied.The claim was first made by Spence’s England and Chelsea team-mate Eniola Aluko, and Spence has now submitted written evidence to support it.In a further separate allegation, Aluko said Sampson told her to make sure her Nigerian relatives did not “bring Ebola” to an England game at Wembley in 2014.Two investigations – one internal FA inquiry and one independent review led by barrister Katharine Newton – cleared Sampson of any wrongdoing.Senior FA executives are set to face a parliamentary inquiry over the investigations after Aluko initially raised a “bullying and harassment” grievance against Sampson in response to an internal cultural review.Aluko, who has 102 caps and is a qualified lawyer, and fellow England forward Lianne Sanderson have been invited to give evidence to the select committee hearing planned for mid-October.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mark Sampson has been sacked as England women’s soccer team manager following evidence of “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour in a previous role.The English Football Association said last week it was made aware of the full details of safeguarding allegations against Sampson when he was Bristol Academy boss in 2014.last_img read more

Uber takes wrong turn with security promises The F

first_imgUber takes wrong turn with security promisesThe FTC announced a settlement addressing charges that Uber falsely claimed to monitor internal access to consumers’ personal information. The FTC also says Uber failed to live up to its promise to provide adequate security for its consumer’s data.According to FTC acting chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Uber has failed its customers in two ways. First it misrepresented the extent in how it monitored its employees’ access to personal information about users and drivers. Secondly, it misrepresented that it took reasonable steps to secure that data, she said. Uber has agreed to implement a privacy program and obtain regular, independent audits to settle the FTC charges.The entire agreement between Uber and the Commission can be found here.Mobile app development for Microsoft .NET Core developersRealm expanded its mobile platform with support for .NET Core, Microsoft’s server-side platform for creating web applications and services. Now C# developers can build reactive mobile apps that use Realm Mobile Platform on both the client and server side.With new support, developers can now integrate Realm on the server backend using C# as their primary programming language. Developers can also build cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and Windows 10 using Realm’s Xamarin support, while still using .NET Core on the server. The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target.Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart and soul,” said Ittycheria. According to the reports, a change in SEC regulations allowed the company to confidentially file to go public, which previously was only available to companies at a certain size. If MongoDB does go public, the report states it will be the seventh “unicorn” startup to do so in 2017.New release of Docker Enterprise EditionDocker announced the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), which enables organizations to modernize traditional applications and microservices built on Windows, Linux or the mainframe. With this new edition, companies can also manage all of these microservices and applications in the same cluster.The new release lets organizations customize role-based access and define physical and logical boundaries for different users and teams sharing the same Docker EE environment, according to Docker. Additional features include automated image promotion and immutable repositories, which prevents image tags from being overridden when they go to production.last_img read more