Day: February 13, 2020

SMI pushes back on Nashville Fair commissioner’s comments

Speedway Motorsports’ Marcus Smith and Jerry Caldwell each pushed back Tuesday on critical comments made by a Nashville Fair Board Commissioner alleging SMI has “failed to engage” with it regarding plans to bring NASCAR to the historic Fairgrounds Speedway. The comments by Commissioner Jason Bergeron, reported by The Tennessean, were made at Nashville’s monthly Fair […]

Terminal cancer diagnosis made me feel nothing but gratitude for life I’ve had

Doreen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer four years ago – there is no cure. The cancer had already spread to Doreen’s brain by the time it was detected, but the 70-year-old has taken the diagnosis in her stride, literally. A passionate long-distance walker, Doreen feels grateful that she is still able to keep […]

Coronavirus: Another cruise ship barred from ports

A cruise ship carrying more than 1,450 passengers has been told it cannot dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears. The Westerdam had already been turned away from several ports, including in Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines, amid fears of the virus. Holland America, which owns the ship, said it had “no reason to believe” […]

Streaming accounts for almost 20 percent of all TV viewing, total content jumps 10%

The figures come from Nielsen’s Total Audience Report—the first to use smart TV data from Gracenote. Of the near 650,000 unique programs, around 9 percent appeared exclusively on SVOD (subscription video on demand) services. “The proliferation of on-demand streaming services is the most profound media disruption of the last half-century,” wrote Peter Katsingris, Nielsen’s senior […]

Sweet one-eyed kitten with a cleft lip is struggling to find a home

When Battersea Dogs & Cats Home welcomes a kitten, there’s usually a line of people clamouring to be the family to take them home. That hasn’t been the case for sweet little Ana, and staff at the centre worry it may be due to her unusual looks. Four-month-old Ana was born with a cleft lip […]