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Taylor’s leak-proofing strategy

  With the pervasiveness of social media, it's not uncommon these days to see highly anticipated songs by major pop stars get leaked way before their intended release dates. In a behind-the-scenes feature on the music video of "End Game"---a track from Taylor Swift's "Reputation" album---the American singer-songwriter let on one of her measures to prevent such leaks from happening: She doesn't let her backup dancers hear the full version of the song. "I commend them fully because they've been pretending like there's music playing when there's really not," Taylor said, while footage of her dancers moving to a metronome's beat. "They have been dancing to a click track,...Keep on reading: Taylor’s leak-proofing strategy.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 16th, 2018

Streaming ‘boycott’ a marketing strategy for Taylor?

After withholding her latest No. 1 album, "Reputation," from streaming services for three weeks, pop superstar Taylor Swift and her team have finally lifted the said "boycott." As of Friday, the album, which spawned the hit "Look What You Made Me Do," is now available in such platforms as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The move by Taylor is seen as a marketing strategy, however. And if it were, it sure worked, according to the New York Times. "Reputation" sold 1,216,000 copies in the United States on its first week; the following week, another 232,000, the report, citing Nielsen, said. --- ALLAN POLICARPIO  ...Keep on reading: Streaming ‘boycott’ a marketing strategy for Taylor?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks – BBC News

Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were &'8220;furious&'8221; when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena killed 22 people &'' including children &'' and injured 64. Eight men are now in custody following the attack, carried out by suicide bomber Salman Abedi. The prime minister is expected to raise the issue of the leak with the US president when they meet at a Nato summit later. Details about Abedi's identity had already emerged in the US media less than 24 hours after the explosion and against the UK's wishes. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she was &'8220;irritated&'8221; by the disclosure of Abedi's identity and had warned Washington &'8220;it should not happen again&'8221;. However, the pictures of debris &'' which appear to show bloodstained fragments from the bomb and the backpack used to conceal it &'' were subsequently leaked to the New York Times, prompting a furious response from within Whitehall and from UK police chiefs. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says UK officials believe that US law enforcement rather than the White House is the likely culprit for the leaks. The meeting between Mrs May and Mr Trump, at a Nato summit in Brussels, will take place as British police continue to investigate an alleged &'8220;network&'8221; linked to Abedi. Early on Thursday morning, detectives carried out a controlled explosion as they searched a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Two men were also arrested following a search of an address in the Withington area of Greater Manchester. In total, eight men, including Abedi's older brother, and a woman have been arrested in a series of raids across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton. The woman was subsequently released without charge in the early hours of Thursday. Meanwhile, Abedi's father and a younger brother have been detained by militia in Libya. A Whitehall source described the second US leak as &'8220;on another level&'8221;, and told the BBC it had caused &'8220;disbelief and astonishment&'8221; across the British government. The source said the the issue was &'8220;being raised at every relevant level by the British authorities with their US counterparts&'8221;. The UK's National Police Chiefs' Council described the &'8220;unauthorised disclosure&'8221; as a breach of trust which had potentially undermined a &'8220;major counter-terrorism investigation&'8221;. Counter-terrorism detectives have spoken in the past about how important it sometimes is the names of suspects do not make it into the media. A delay of around 36 hours, before the public know who they are investigating, can allow them to arrest known associates of the suspect before they know police are looking for them. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks had worried him &'8220;greatly,&'8221; and he had raised them with the US ambassador. Mr Burnham told Newsnight a decision had been taken to adopt a &'8220;cautious approach&'8221; to making information public, &'8220;and yet the first reports were coming seemingly out of the United States&'8221;. Abedi's identity was first reported in the US &'' with American TV networks CBS and NBC naming him as the suspect. In other developments, the government has announced that a minute's silence will be held at 11:00 BST on Thursday in remembrance of those who lost their lives or were affected by the attack. The Conservatives and Labour are to resume local general election campaigning on Thursday, and national campaigning on Friday. Eight men and one woman have been arrested in the UK since Monday night, including Abedi's older brother Ismail, 23, although the woman has since been released. Younger brother Hashem, 20, was held by militia in the Libyan capital Tripoli, as was their father. Speaking on Wednesday afternoon, Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: &'8220;I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating. &'8220;And as I've said, it continues at a pace. There's extensive investigations going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester, as we speak.&'8221; As part of their investigation, police raided a block of flats near Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre, requiring them to carry out a controlled explosion and briefly close the railway line. Police carried out another controlled explosion in the early hours of Thursday morning at an address in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Some of the victims had been making their way outside at the end of the gig when Abedi detonated his &'8220;nuts-and-bolts&'8221; bomb. Others had been waiting in the foyer to pick up children and family. A serving Cheshire police officer &'' off-duty at the time &'' was among those killed. She has not yet been named. The victims include 14-year-old Sorrell Leczkowski, from Leeds, whose grandmother is critically injured in hospital. Others who died are mother-of-three Michelle Kiss, Nell Jones, 14, eight-year-oldSaffie Roussos, Alison Howe, Lisa Lees, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, Martyn Hett, 29, and Olivia Campbell, 15. Kelly Brewster, 32, John Atkinson, 28, Georgina Callander &'' thought to be 18 &'' and Marcin and Angelika Klis, a Polish couple from York, have also been named. South Shields couple Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19 have been named among the dead. Family members paid tribute to the teenagers and in a statement issued by police said: &'8220;They wanted to be together forever and now they are.&'8221; Of the 64 injured, [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

Stars react to Kim Kardashian's leak of Kanye West, Taylor Swift's phone call

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) There's a latest development in Taylor Swift and Kanye West's feud over the rapper's controversial "Famous" track, and it was nuclear. Kim Kardashian released videos of a phone call where it appeared that Taylor had gi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Taylor Swift responds to Kim Kardashian's phone call leak about Kanye West's 'Famous'

MANILA, Philippines Taylor Swift has called out Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on what she says is "character assassination." After Kim released a video of Taylor telling Kanye she was supportive of a line in his song "Famous," Taylor posted a stateme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Philippines shares disaster risk financing strategies in IMF meet

Combining different risk financing instruments is an important strategy to enable the government to protect the public against the impact of natural disasters, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

By Jay Cohen, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Saturday to even the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. High-powered Los Angeles had just two singles off starter Wade Miley before breaking through against Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen. Cody Bellinger hit an RBI single and Austin Barnes drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the seventh, and Turner's long drive to left off Jeremy Jeffress put the Dodgers ahead to stay. It was Turner's seventh career playoff homer. He was the NLCS co-MVP last year with Chris Taylor when Los Angeles made it to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Milwaukee wasted a terrific performance by Miley in its first loss in three weeks, ending a 12-game winning streak. Miley pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his second career playoff start and had two hits in his first multihit game since 2014. Game 3 is Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Walker Buehler pitches for Los Angeles and Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball for Milwaukee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Taylor Swift calls on fans to vote during AMA acceptanc...

Taylor Swift calls on fans to vote during AMA acceptanc........»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

& lsquo;Bad Blood& rsquo;: Trump sours on Taylor Swift after Dem endorsement

& lsquo;Bad Blood& rsquo;: Trump sours on Taylor Swift after Dem endorsement.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los Angeles, beating out Drake, [...] The post Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs, encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena

WASHINGTON, United States -- The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West goes way back. At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he famously interrupted an acceptance speech by the then 19-year-old Swift for Best Female Video to say that Beyonce deserved the honor. "Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!" he said, leaving Swift in tears. Now, their on-off feud has made the somewhat unlikely shift from the stage to the political arena. West is a vocal -- and somewhat improbable -- supporter of President Donald Trump and will sit down with him for lunch at the White House this week, after meeting his wife...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Taylor Swift linked to spike in voter registration after political IG post

Since Taylor Swift broke her silence on her politics, a voting nonprofit reported thousands of new registered voters in the United States. In just 24 hours since Swift made her Instagram post, 65,000 registrations were recorded, said Kamari Guthrie, Vote.org's director of communications, as reported by Buzzfeed News. The spike was significant in Tennessee, Swift's home state: In September, Tennessee had 2,811 voter registrations. The last 36 hours have seen registration increase by 2,144. Deadline for registration for the November mid-term elections is Oct. 9. The "Look What You Made Me Do" singer for the first time openly opposed and endorsed politicians in her post last Sunday, O...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift linked to spike in voter registration after political IG post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mocha Uson, lotto jackpot, Taylor Swift endorses democrats | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Resigned communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson says she will run in the 2019 elections. An SWS survey says 61% of Filipinos believe the state of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health is a public matter that the people should be informed of. The jackpot prize for the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Ultra Lotto ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

It s Taylor Swift versus Kanye West again

It s Taylor Swift versus Kanye West again.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Henry Sy-led SMIC looking to shift investment strategy

THE holding firm of country’s richest man Henry Sy, Sr. is shifting its investment strategy, favoring businesses where they can secure a minority position instead of taking full control of the company. The post Henry Sy-led SMIC looking to shift investment strategy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Taylor Swift to open 2018 AMA

Taylor Swift to open 2018 AMA.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

As preseason winds down, NBA stars are getting some rest

By The Associated Press Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward's preseasons ended early. And they weren't alone around the NBA on Saturday, either. The Boston Celtics left the biggest two stars on their roster — both of whom are coming off serious injuries, and now apparently dealing with far more minor ones — out of the lineup for their preseason finale at Cleveland. The official reasons where lower back pain for Hayward and a rib contusion for Irving. Hayward's last game at Cleveland was opening night of the regular season a year ago, when he suffered a gruesome ankle and leg injury that ended his season. Irving was sidelined for the final month of the regular season and the entirety of Boston's run to the Eastern Conference finals with a knee problem. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers kept Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, George Hill and Kyle Korver out of the matchup. At the Indiana-Memphis game, the Pacers rested their entire projected starting five — Victor Oladipo, Darren Collison, Thad Young, Myles Turner, and Bojan Bogdanovic. And the Grizzlies sat some regulars as well, including Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, with neither move there coming as a surprise given that Memphis was playing a preseason back-to-back and both of those veterans played Friday against Atlanta. And when the Lakers and Clippers met in the last of three preseason contests Saturday, LeBron James was sitting out to rest. The Lakers were also without Lonzo Ball again, though he may play before the preseason ends. All those rest moves Saturday came one day after San Antonio lost rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV for several weeks with a torn meniscus. Walker got hurt in the Spurs' preseason game Friday, and will have surgery on Monday. CAVALIERS 113, CELTICS 102 Ante Zizic scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Collin Sexton had 13 points for Cleveland. Sexton made 4 of 6 from the field, including 2 of 2 from 3-point range and Jordan Clarkson added 12 points, six rebounds and three assists in 14 minutes. Larry Nance Jr. had 10 points for Cleveland (2-0). Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier scored 17 points apiece for Boston and Al Horford finished with 10 points and seven assists in 21 minutes. Boston's Marcus Smart was ejected following a dustup that started when his teammate Aron Baynes was pushed by Cleveland's J.R. Smith. "He wants to be so tough in that situation," Smith said of Smart. "He leads the league in flops, easily. You can't flop as much as you do and then be tough. How does that even work?" CAVALIERS: Isaiah Taylor, who signed with the Cavs last month, had eight points, three assists, three steals and a block in 17 minutes. CELTICS: Kyrie Irving announced on Thursday that he intends to re-sign with the Celtics (1-3) after season's end. ... Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each scored eight points while combining to shoot just 7 of 22 from the field, including 0 for 4 from behind the arc. UP NEXT: Boston returns home to play Philadelphia in the season opener on October 16. ... Cleveland continues preseason play at home against Indiana on Monday. GRIZZLIES 109, PACERS 104, OT Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 18 points and Wayne Selden had 16 points, nine assists and two steals for Memphis. Garrett Temple and Yuta Watanabe, who was 5-of-7 shooting, added 11 points apiece. Domantas Sabonis had 17 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for Indiana (1-1). Aaron Holiday, picked 23rd overall in June's draft, hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points but committed eight turnovers. GRIZZLIES: Ivan Rabb, a second-round pick in 2017, had seven points, 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. ... Kyle Anderson did not play. PACERS: Tyreke Evans, who scored 19.4 points per game while playing for Memphis last season, had 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting. ... Alize Johnson, the 50th overall selection in the draft out of Missouri State, had eight points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes. UP NEXT: The Grizzlies (2-1) play the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday. ... Indiana travels to Chicago to play the Bulls on Monday. CLIPPERS 103, LAKERS 87 Lou Williams hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points and Tobias Harris had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers. Montrezl Harrell and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 points apiece. Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 15 points while Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 10 apiece. CLIPPERS: Marcin Gortat, acquired via trade from Washington in June, had 10 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, and nine rebounds in 21 minutes. ... Avery Bradley scored two points and committed five turnovers in 26 minutes. He had made 3 of 16 from the field, including 1 of 10 from 3-point range, in two games this preseason. LAKERS: JaVale McGee had eight points and nine rebounds. ... Rajon Rondo had six rebounds and 10 assists. ... The Lakers made just 3 of 18 (16.7 percent) from 3-point range. UP NEXT: The Lakers (1-3) play Golden State at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday. ... The Clippers (3-0) play host to Denver on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Taylor Swift meets fan she helped get service dog for backstage at Houston gig

Pop and country star Taylor Swift hung out with a fan she helped get a service dog for back in 2016 while backstage at her Houston concert on Sept. 29. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Weekly PC download charts: ‘The Scroll of Taiwu’, ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’, ‘Thronebreaker’

The next slice of action adventure from "The Witcher" franchise arrives in the form of a card game; historical epic "Assassin's Creed" prepares to dive into Ancient Greece; and Chinese-language dynastic strategy game "The Scroll of Taiwu" rises to the top of the Steam charts. "The Scroll of Taiwu" may only be available in Chinese, and available for a quarter of the price of a big publisher's top-tier release, but that's not prevented it from vaulting up the Steam charts from last week's seventh place. Speaking of big releases, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey" can be found atop the Humble Store's bestseller list and a similar trajectory could be expected on Steam, where it sits in ei...Keep on reading: Weekly PC download charts: ‘The Scroll of Taiwu’, ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’, ‘Thronebreaker’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

House probes leak of P6.8-b shabu intel

House probes leak of P6.8-b shabu intel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018