Audience – Fiftysix http://fiftysix.net/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fiftysix.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Audience – Fiftysix http://fiftysix.net/ 32 32 PUBLIC VERDICT! Internet users call Pakhi a gold digger; ask manufacturers to stop whitewashing Vanraj in StarPlus’ Anupamaa https://fiftysix.net/public-verdict-internet-users-call-pakhi-a-gold-digger-ask-manufacturers-to-stop-whitewashing-vanraj-in-starplus-anupamaa/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:05:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/public-verdict-internet-users-call-pakhi-a-gold-digger-ask-manufacturers-to-stop-whitewashing-vanraj-in-starplus-anupamaa/ Mumbai: Two years and Anupamaa hasn’t left the top shelf of the TRP charts, the performances are indeed breathtaking and extremely relatable. Anupamaa is the most popular show on TV right now, with TRPs of no less than 3.0 on a weekly basis. Its gripping storyline and jaw-dropping twists keep audiences glued to their screens. […]]]>

Mumbai: Two years and Anupamaa hasn’t left the top shelf of the TRP charts, the performances are indeed breathtaking and extremely relatable. Anupamaa is the most popular show on TV right now, with TRPs of no less than 3.0 on a weekly basis. Its gripping storyline and jaw-dropping twists keep audiences glued to their screens. Fans and viewers have connected with Anupamaa so deeply that they don’t even miss a single episode of the show.

Also read: VIEWERS SPEAK: Netizens point to inconsistent writing and lack of logic in current Anupamaa track

Currently in the show, Anuj and Anupamaa bring Choti Anu home. Family members are not ready to understand their reason for actually adopting a child at this age. On the other hand, Pakhi drops a bombshell by revealing that she wants to marry Adhik. The families and Anupamaa are surprised to hear Pakhi’s request. Is Adhik ready to get married?

Anuj and Vanraj end up in a major confrontation because of Pakhi’s adamant wish to marry Adhik. In this fight, Anupamaa gets another shock when she sees Samar supporting her father and not Anuj.

Well, netizens are quite unhappy with the creators, some have called Pakhi a gold digger as she got carried away with the money Anupamaa now has, she is obsessed with her new house and now she wants to be a part glam and status. On the other hand, Vanraj’s character has taken a 360 degree turn and practically wears Anupamaa’s shoes to handle the Shahs, viewers are asking the creators to stop this bleaching of the character as they are aware that he can tip at any time.

Now the rift is that Barkha and Anupamaa will end up in a major confrontation, and although Anuj tries to bring about a solution, he will fail. Under pressure from Barkha and their own plan, Adhik will agree to marry Pakhi, watching this Vanraj will remember his past mistakes and call her Karma biting him that he sees his own daughter marrying a casanova like Adhik. He knows that Adhik is using his daughter but Pakhi refuses to understand.

Anupamaa will try to talk to Pakhi but his harsh words will pierce Anupamaa’s heart like swords. In the midst of all this, Anupamaa will find solace in Choti Anu and she decides to let Pakhi fall to her feet.

Also read: VIEWERS SPEAK: Netizens point to inconsistent writing and lack of logic in current Anupamaa track

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An Audience-Centered Approach to Education: The Model Museum https://fiftysix.net/an-audience-centered-approach-to-education-the-model-museum/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:03:59 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/an-audience-centered-approach-to-education-the-model-museum/ (MENAFN- Colombo Gazette) The “Encounters” exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Sri Lanka (MMCA Sri Lanka) completed the first of its three exhibition rotations on May 22, 2022. A total of 37 free public programs were offered to engage the public of all ages, taking inspiration from the works on display. […]]]>

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette)

The “Encounters” exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Sri Lanka (MMCA Sri Lanka) completed the first of its three exhibition rotations on May 22, 2022. A total of 37 free public programs were offered to engage the public of all ages, taking inspiration from the works on display. Public programs are specially curated by MMCA Sri Lanka staff and form an extremely important interface between gallery content and audience engagement with it.

The exhibition was launched with contemporary artist Pradeep Thalawatta (b. 1979) talking about his work “Athi Vishesha (Extra Special)” (2008) and its connection to the ideas of friendship and love. Thalawatta’s work was exhibited as part of Rotation 1 of “Encounters”, set in conversation with a painting by George Keyt (1901–1993), entitled “Friends” (1982). Visitors also had the opportunity to hear art historian T. Sanathanan pay tribute to artist Asai Rasiah (1946-2020), whose work ‘(வாழ்க்கை) கைவினைஞன்’) (Life) Craftsman ) (1970) was exhibited in the same rotation. This was the first public lecture on his work since his death in 2020. Conversations also took place between patron Malaka Talwatte and chief curator Sharmini Pereira about George Keyt and the various personal and professional influences that have could play an important role in Keyt’s practice. All seats for these free events have been sold out, indicating strong interest from local audiences to engage in discussions with and about artists who deserve greater critical attention.

The changing exhibitions will foster further public events around Keyt’s practice, whose work will be featured again in Rotation 3 of “Encounters” which will open on October 19, 2022. MMCA Sri Lanka has also held four readings of thematic poetry on ideas of love and intimacy. Poets Malinda Seneviratne, Vivimarie Vanderpoorten, Phusathi Liyanaarachchi, Surekha Samarasena, Saumya Sandaruwan Liyanage and Anar responded to the works in Exhibition 2 with poems in English, Sinhalese and Tamil. At an Open Mic event, young and emerging poets between the ages of 16 and 21 read their poetry on the subject of “intimacy”. The poetry events brought together a total of 40 participants and generated how interest in modern and contemporary art connects to poetry and the spoken word.

Pramodha Weerasekera, Assistant Curator of Education and Public Programs, said, “It is important to curate unique experiences that enable the public to meaningfully engage with the arts. In Sri Lanka, we want to encourage a museum audience. Our goal is to make this a long-term reality through regular events and accessible, free experiences. All of these events are funded with support from the European Union, the Foundation for Arts Initiatives and the John Keells Foundation, who view investment in public programs as essential to the impact that modern and contemporary art can have on society as a whole.

MMCA Sri Lanka’s public programs also place special emphasis on activity-based learning experiences for younger audiences in the form of workshops. A Kiyawana Muddara workshop, for example, trained young adults to learn history through stamps issued on various significant moments in Sri Lanka. The stamps are among the ephemera on display in Exhibition 1, which focuses on the Non-Aligned Movement, on view until January 8, 2023. Similarly, artists Sabeen Omar and Shahdia Jamaldeen led a workshop on experimenting with storytelling using fabric, sewing and embroidery, drawing inspiration from the much-talked-about work “White Curtain and Women” (2016) by contemporary artist Susiman Nirmalavasan (b. 1982) who was exhibited as part of Rotation 1. Sharmi Thavayogarajah, Education and Public Programs Coordinator, spoke about the workshops: “Visitors participate in the hope of learning various things, from history to mediums of the They also want to relax after a long day of work, for example by learning to sew and embroider. Thanks to such workshops, the exhibition space becomes more dynamic and the participants end up interacting with the works on display without even realize it.

Along with public programs, MMCA Sri Lanka also works directly with schools and universities by arranging tours for students that meet the needs of their program. During the first three months of “Rencontres”, the museum welcomed up to 78 schoolchildren and 116 university students. Curator Sandev Handy commented on how MMCA Sri Lanka “can view museum galleries as classrooms, where learning can go hand in hand with reflection, wandering and playing; hoping to encourage students to come back with friends outside of school hours. The MMCA Sri Lanka team is not only made up of exhibition curators but also education, learning and training curators. Three dedicated staff members are involved in ongoing discussions with teachers and university professors about the many ways MMCA Sri Lanka can work with the formal education sector and how, in turn, students begin to think of the museum industry as a career path.

Admission to the museum alongside all of its events is free. Visitors are encouraged to stay informed of all our events via the museum’s website and social networks: Facebook and Instagram. For questions about its education and public programs, visitors can also write to .

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Selangor Sultan Says PAS Chief’s Statement After Royal Audience About Bon Odori Inaccurate https://fiftysix.net/selangor-sultan-says-pas-chiefs-statement-after-royal-audience-about-bon-odori-inaccurate/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:52:02 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/selangor-sultan-says-pas-chiefs-statement-after-royal-audience-about-bon-odori-inaccurate/ Participants dressed in traditional Japanese dance on stage during the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam on July 21, 2018. ― File photo by Azneal Ishak By Radzi Razak Friday, June 17, 2022 12:40 MYT KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 ― The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today said that the statement of the […]]]>

Participants dressed in traditional Japanese dance on stage during the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam on July 21, 2018. ― File photo by Azneal Ishak

By Radzi Razak

Friday, June 17, 2022 12:40 MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 ― The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today said that the statement of the PAS Commissioner of Selangor, Datuk Ahmad Yunus Hairi, after being summoned to a hearing to discuss matters relating to the festival Bon Odori, was not accurate.

Her Majesty’s Private Secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said the part where Roslan said, “Her Majesty wanted to know our position on the celebration of Bon Odori. Her Majesty gave her point of view and we also let Her Majesty know that we respect Her Majesty’s position”, is not at all accurate and clarified that this was not what happened during of the hearing.

Mohamad Munir said that Her Majesty has only declared Her Majesty’s position not to restrict the Japanese cultural festival “Bon Odori” to be held in Selangor as it is only cultural in nature.

“His Majesty has also not prevented any Muslims from attending until a thorough study has been made of the festival, whether religious or cultural in nature, to avoid any confusion within the community. , especially the Muslim community,” he said in a statement today. .

Datuk Munir said that apart from Yunus, during the audience before His Majesty at Istana Bukit Kayangan Shah Alam on Tuesday evening, several members of the House of the Ruler of Selangor were also invited to attend the meeting, namely the chairman of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, Tengku Seri Wangsa Diraja Tengku Datuk Ramli Alhaj Tengku Shahruddin Shah and Datuk Setia Salehuddin Saidin.

Earlier, Yunus urged the Selangor state government on June 10 to ban Muslims from participating in the Bon Odori festival.

This is despite the fact that Sultan Sharafuddin last week ordered the Islamic religious department in Selangor (Jais) to allow the Bon Odori festival scheduled for next month to proceed.

Sultan Selangor had also said that he himself had attended the festival several years ago and did not find it detrimental to the practice of the Islamic faith.

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CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ with Brian Stelter has attracted smaller audiences since 2019 https://fiftysix.net/cnns-reliable-sources-with-brian-stelter-has-attracted-smaller-audiences-since-2019/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:40:53 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/cnns-reliable-sources-with-brian-stelter-has-attracted-smaller-audiences-since-2019/ Media coverage of the Kavanaugh threat eclipses Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz explains how coverage of a gunman’s attempt to assassinate Judge Kavanaugh was drowned out by coverage of the Jan. 6 “special report” hearings. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with left-leaning host Brian Stelter had its lowest-rated […]]]>

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CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with left-leaning host Brian Stelter had its lowest-rated episode since September 2019 on Sunday, when just 580,000 viewers tuned in to the struggling program.

“Reliable Sources” also struggled in the coveted advertiser demographic of adults ages 25-54, averaging just 73,000 critical-category viewers. Stelter’s program lost 13% of the total audience that watched the show before it, “Fareed Zakaria GPS”, and lost 25% of Zakaria viewers among the demo. It was Stelter’s smallest audience since September 15, 2019.

Stelter’s media affairs program has turned a blind eye to the discordant lack of press coverage of the failed assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN have all been criticized by conservatives for downplaying or ignoring the alarming incident, but Stelter paid no attention to the story.

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with left-leaning host Brian Stelter had its lowest-rated episode since September 2019 on Sunday, when just 580,000 viewers tuned in.
(Kevin Mazur)

Sunday morning news shows, which are known for wrapping up the week, gave Kavanaugh the snub as ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’ “Face the Nation,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and CNN’s “State of the Union” also avoided the topic altogether, instead focusing heavily on the Jan. 6 committee hearings.

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Stelter made no mention of the strange lack of coverage surrounding the threat against Kavanaugh.

“MediaBuzz,” which airs concurrently on Fox News, averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 189,000 among the demo to smash “Reliable Sources” in both categories.

Last week, Stelter and his CNN colleague Jim Acosta were named the “face of the network’s liberal turn” in the eyes of conservatives. CNN’s recently appointed president and CEO, Chris Licht, previously told staffers that he would “double down on what works well and quickly weed out what doesn’t,” and there have since been questions. lingering on the programs or personalities that would be eliminated.

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Brian Stelter and his CNN colleague Jim Acosta were recently reported as the

Brian Stelter and his CNN colleague Jim Acosta were recently named the “face of the network’s liberal turn” in the eyes of conservatives.
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A report by Axios cited “three sources familiar with the matter” who said Licht was assessing whether staff members could adapt to the less contentious approach, and anyone who does not fall into line “may be ousted. so as not to continue to hurt CNN. reputation. Licht reviews the operations of the entire network during the first weeks of his tenure.

“For conservative critics, certain on-air personalities, like Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter, have become the face of the network’s liberal turn,” Axios’ Sara Fischer wrote.

CNN TO ‘RE-IMAGINE’ LONG-TROUBLED MORNING SHOW ‘NEW DAY’, CEO SAYS

A CNN insider said Fischer simply noted that Stelter and Acosta are being targeted by the right, and they weren’t identified as being on the chopping block. However, Stelter’s partisan approach is believed to be the opposite of what Licht envisions CNN to look like once he puts his stamp on the network.

Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN.

Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN.
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CNN unplugged CNN+ in April, just weeks after the pricey streaming service launched. Stelter’s daily version of “Reliable Sources” was among the shows canceled following the abandonment of CNN+.

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Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News contributed to this report.

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Audience reacts to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarks during CINDERELLA’s closing performance https://fiftysix.net/audience-reacts-to-andrew-lloyd-webbers-remarks-during-cinderellas-closing-performance/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:07:16 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/audience-reacts-to-andrew-lloyd-webbers-remarks-during-cinderellas-closing-performance/ At today’s closing performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, director Laurence Connor took the stage after the performance to talk about the West End production’s cold-opening creative process and to congratulate the company, including leading lady Carrie Hope Fletcher. He also shared remarks from the show’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. At the mention of Webber, […]]]>

At today’s closing performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, director Laurence Connor took the stage after the performance to talk about the West End production’s cold-opening creative process and to congratulate the company, including leading lady Carrie Hope Fletcher.

He also shared remarks from the show’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. At the mention of Webber, the audience reacted vocally – booing.

Webber’s noted, “I’m extremely sorry that I can’t be with you today, but I want to thank everyone from our fabulous cast, crew and musicians, the superb creative team…”

“I keep thinking that if only we had opened three months later, we wouldn’t have had to postpone our opening twice because of COVID. I promise you we’d be here a very long time.”

“My huge thank you to everyone. We kept the Government’s feet on the flames and led the charge until the West End reopened. It could have been a costly mistake, but I am proud of what we have done and I will always be grateful to everyone who supports me.”

In response to the terms “expensive mistake”, the audience again responded vocally.

“Cinderella has received some of the best reviews of my career and I’m extremely proud of that and a big part of that is thanks to all of you…” Webber’s note concluded.

A revised version of Cinderella is set to open on Broadway next season.

Hear the full remarks and watch the full curtain call in the video below.

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More than 19 million people watched the January 6 audience and the first rankings show https://fiftysix.net/more-than-19-million-people-watched-the-january-6-audience-and-the-first-rankings-show/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:16:56 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/more-than-19-million-people-watched-the-january-6-audience-and-the-first-rankings-show/ An audience of at least 20 million watched the first prime-time hearing of the House Select Committee’s inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack on Thursday night, according to Nielsen. By scheduling a congressional hearing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., committee members and Democrats hoped to bring the case to as wide an audience as […]]]>

An audience of at least 20 million watched the first prime-time hearing of the House Select Committee’s inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack on Thursday night, according to Nielsen.

By scheduling a congressional hearing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., committee members and Democrats hoped to bring the case to as wide an audience as possible. ABC, CBS and NBC moved their prime time lineup up and into special feature mode to cover it live.

Although Thursday night’s figure pales next to the presidential debates (63 million vs. 73 million) or this year’s State of the Union address (38 million), it’s still far larger than the audience watching. normally a congressional hearing during the day. And it’s in the stadium for televised events like a big “Sunday Night Football” game or Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

ABC attracted the largest audience, with 5.2 million viewers. NBC and CBS each had an audience of over three million. MSNBC averaged over four million, and CNN drew 2.7 million. (The 20 million figure didn’t yet include PBS, so the total audience was likely a bit larger.)

Viewers who tuned in mostly stayed through the entire Congressional proceedings. Viewership on each of the broadcast networks held steady between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to Nielsen half-hour blackouts.

As the broadcast networks forfeited their prime-time entertainment offerings and CNN and MSNBC ensured full audience coverage, there was an obvious outlier among the cable news networks. Fox News, the most-watched cable network, did not broadcast the hearings live, sticking to its usual prime-time lineup.

Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity dedicated their shows to January 6, and the two had the audience live on a split screen – but the Congress feed was cut while the hosts spent two hours to minimize committee effort.

“It’s bothered, and we’re not playing along,” Mr. Carlson said of the hearings. “This is the only hour on an American news channel that won’t broadcast their propaganda live. They’re lying and we’re not going to help them. What we’ll do instead is try to tell you the truth.

Fox’s counter-programming efforts drew an average viewership of three million, which is about right.

Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum covered the audiences live, but did so on Fox Business, which draws far fewer viewers. About 223,000 people watched the hearings on Fox Business. When Mr. Baier and Ms. MacCallum appeared on Fox News for a two-hour special at 11 p.m., an average of 1.3 million people watched.

Local Fox Broadcast Network affiliates had the option of picking up the Fox Business feed, but were not required to do so. Some major local Fox stations, such as Los Angeles and Chicago, picked up the wire while others aired regular entertainment programming. The Fox station in the New York market, for example, chose to air episodes of “MasterChef Junior” and “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”.

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Yahoo transforms audience experiences with immersive Yahoo Stories advertising https://fiftysix.net/yahoo-transforms-audience-experiences-with-immersive-yahoo-stories-advertising/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:29:46 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/yahoo-transforms-audience-experiences-with-immersive-yahoo-stories-advertising/ Yahoo announces today (June 8, 2022) its latest offering in Southeast Asia, Yahoo Stories Ad, an innovative solution that enables a dynamic and interactive storytelling experience. A mobile web-focused solution, Yahoo Stories Ad brings one of social media’s most popular formats to premium environments on the open web, giving advertisers the ability to deliver a […]]]>

Yahoo announces today (June 8, 2022) its latest offering in Southeast Asia, Yahoo Stories Ad, an innovative solution that enables a dynamic and interactive storytelling experience. A mobile web-focused solution, Yahoo Stories Ad brings one of social media’s most popular formats to premium environments on the open web, giving advertisers the ability to deliver a more seamless storytelling experience at scale. and with greater range.

Attention is a precious commodity in our information-rich world. With over 1.88 billion websites offering a wealth of content, people have become increasingly discerning in selecting what content they want to consume and how they spend their most valuable asset. As attention shrinks, standing out in a crowded digital space and grabbing consumers’ attention continues to be an ongoing challenge for brands and advertisers.

Stories are one of the fastest growing formats for engaging audiences, with over a billion users daily exposed to the format on social media platforms. Among the reasons for the meteoric rise in the attractiveness of stories is its ability to offer snackable content that encourages the investment of the public’s attention. Another factor is the nature of the stories which gives consumers the ability to select the content they would like to see.

“Yahoo Stories Ad is a standalone brand experience formatted for action. With the ability to customize features and provide a sleek, highly visual setting in high-end environments, Yahoo’s latest native format will allow brands to not only to focus on ad performance, but also to build brand image and awareness through experiences that consumers know, want and love,” said Carol Tay, Senior Director of Sales for South Asia -Is, Yahoo.

Bringing together the popularity of social stories, the seamless browsing experience of native ads, and the power of programmatic advertising, Yahoo Stories Ad delivers rich, full-screen brand stories in premium, trustworthy environments. Using a range of creative tools, brands and advertisers can now leverage synergistic capabilities to include a combination of static visuals and videos in different panels and allow users to interact and review content with clicks of left and right navigation.

Prepared to take advantage of smartphone features that appeal to consumers, the solution gives advertisers greater flexibility to tailor audience journeys based on consideration and response. Advertisers can embed CTA buttons directly into Yahoo Stories Ad that take users to branded and e-commerce websites, booking engines, cards, coupons, discount codes, or shopping carts for online shopping. consumer action.

Delivered via native ads on mobile, Yahoo Stories Ad is now available in Southeast Asian markets, including Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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Reviews | The five objectives of the January 6 hearings https://fiftysix.net/reviews-the-five-objectives-of-the-january-6-hearings/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:33:25 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/reviews-the-five-objectives-of-the-january-6-hearings/ Placeholder while loading article actions Democracy advocates know what the Jan. 6 committee hearings due to begin on Thursday have to not do: follow the example of the Mueller report. This report and the testimony of its author were long, confusing and inconclusive. The January 6 hearings and final report should aim to be the […]]]>
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Democracy advocates know what the Jan. 6 committee hearings due to begin on Thursday have to not do: follow the example of the Mueller report. This report and the testimony of its author were long, confusing and inconclusive.

The January 6 hearings and final report should aim to be the anti-Muller report. Impactful hearings with plenty of visual aids, bulleted summaries and concise testimony must deliver the definitive account of defeated President Donald Trump’s coup long before January 6, 2021; a conclusion as to his criminality; and a compelling explanation of why prosecuting Trump and those responsible for the plot to overthrow the government is essential.

The committee has two audiences. The most critical is the general public. Rational Americans who are not yet determined to exonerate Trump should be convinced of his intimate involvement in the coup, the seriousness of his actions, and the need for prosecution. Ideally, there should be an outpouring of support for prosecutions.

The evidence must be so compelling that the Republicans’ continued efforts to perpetuate the “big lie” and to rationalize or downplay the insurgency make them look foolish, dishonest, and malicious. This will perhaps encourage the media to stop treating the Trump enablers like normal politicians and to confront them at every opportunity about their betrayal of the country.

The second audience is the Department of Justice. His lawyers must be convinced by the facts presented that the absence of prosecution is unthinkable. Although the committee is not bound by the rules of evidence, the procedure can go a long way in illustrating how persuasive a story can be to a jury. Whether the committee proceeds with a formal referral or not, Justice Department officials confident of the prosecution’s success should walk away with powerful ammunition to convince their more reluctant colleagues.

With these two audiences in mind, hearings must meet five requirements for a successful investigation: To begin with, the committee must solidify its own credibility, debunking Republicans’ baseless attacks on its legitimacy. By delegating most of the interrogations to lawyers, with the completely professional attitude of its members, by assigning important roles to the two Republicans on the committee and by constantly reminding that the star witnesses are Republicans who supported and/or worked for Trump, the committee can achieve this. The committee should not assume that viewers know that this case is based on Republican documents and testimony. (So ​​he can’t neglect to ask: Are you a lifelong Republican? Did you support the former president’s election and re-election?)

Second, the committee should be able to concisely define what it is: a conspiracy by the then president and his enablers to steal an election and thus overthrow our democracy. There will be all sorts of legal terms (“conspiracy to defraud the United States”, “seditious conspiracy”), but the committee needs to make sure that viewers understand the root problem.

Third, viewers must come away convinced that Trump was at the center of an ongoing nonviolent coup even before the election. It included a concerted plan to spread the “big lie,” bring frivolous lawsuits to undermine the results, concoct fraudulent voters lists and throw out valid ones. The plot also involved Trump’s attempt to intimidate his own vice president, Georgia’s secretary of state, the Justice Department and state lawmakers to prevent the rightful winner from taking power. No one should doubt that Trump acted “corruptly” after repeated warnings that there had been no significant fraud.

Fourth, Americans should know which officials enabled the coup (a group of Justice Department officials, senators who opposed the vote count, etc.), as well as which officials resisted Trump (Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Vice President President Mike Pence, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen). Who betrayed our democracy? Who defended him?

Fifth, the committee must come to a clear conclusion and make recommendations. The committee must determine Trump’s criminal responsibility, issue an urgent call to fix the voter count law to prevent future nonviolent coups, and convince the public that the threat is not behind us. The committee should be candid: If these plotters are not punished, other politicians will follow suit. A scheme to subvert the election results through a combination of intimidation, misinformation and specious allegations of fraud is already underway. Our democracy is at stake.

Cynical pundits will proclaim that the hearings produce “nothing new.” Others will say that “it won’t change anyone’s mind”. Committee members should ignore such spiel.

Tell the full story. Identify those who engage in criminal activity. Recommend essential actions to defend our democracy. If they do, they will fulfill their oaths and secure their historical legacy.

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D’Tigers and D’Tigress seek audience with Buhari https://fiftysix.net/dtigers-and-dtigress-seek-audience-with-buhari/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 19:03:26 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/dtigers-and-dtigress-seek-audience-with-buhari/ Players of Nigeria’s men’s and women’s national basketball teams have decided to seek an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari in hopes of overturning their self-imposed two-year ban from international basketball. On May 12, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that President Buhari had cleared the country to stay away from international basketball due to […]]]>

Players of Nigeria’s men’s and women’s national basketball teams have decided to seek an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari in hopes of overturning their self-imposed two-year ban from international basketball.

On May 12, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that President Buhari had cleared the country to stay away from international basketball due to the ongoing crisis in the administration of the game.

It was also stated that basketball on the national stage was moribund and there was an urgent need to resuscitate the sport from the grassroots, hence the decision to withdraw from international commitments.

The controversial move was met with so much backlash and led to D’Tigress’s withdrawal from the Women’s World Cup billed for Syndey, Australia in September.

FIBA announced that he had invited Mali to take Nigeria’s place and many found this distasteful hence the need to let President Buhari see the true picture and the greater harm the self-imposed ban will cause instead than to solve.

During Twitter space session held on Friday attended by members of D’Tigers and D’Tigress, the need for players to speak directly to President Buhari was stressed.

Shane Lawal, a player who was injured while representing Nigeria, says the recent events that led to D’Tigress being expelled from the World Cup are heartbreaking.

“We have to find someone who will put us in the same room; to humbly put ourselves in the same room as the president… Anything we can do to create a noise loud enough to be heard should be done,” said Lawal, whose injury has permanently changed the trajectory of his meteoric career.

For the former Barcelona star, it would be a great shame if D’Tigress were denied a chance to be at the World Cup after all the hard work they put in.

Even beyond D’Tigress, Shane said it would be a blow to every ambitious young Nigerian girl across the globe.


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“It’s so embarrassing that we’re even in this situation,” she said. “Imagine qualifying for the World Cup… And not being allowed to play by us (Nigerians), not by anyone else outside.”

For D’Tigress captain Adaora Elonu, one thing that has fueled this current blockage is the lack of communication and decisions being made based on assumptions.

She wondered how the young girls who are supposed to be the ministry’s new focus will be motivated when they have no chance to play international basketball even after the two-year exile expires. that they imposed themselves.

She said: I think there was a lot of misinformation being spread. There was definitely no control or communication with the players and I think that’s the biggest problem.

As the national team players seek to get the listening ears of President Buhari who they believe will let reason prevail, they have promised to come together to make a video which he hopes will reach the number citizen. one from the country.


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Instagram, owned by Meta, extends Reels to 90 seconds to engage its audience https://fiftysix.net/instagram-owned-by-meta-extends-reels-to-90-seconds-to-engage-its-audience/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:42:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/instagram-owned-by-meta-extends-reels-to-90-seconds-to-engage-its-audience/ In an effort to help creators engage more with their audiences, the photo-sharing platform instagram announced the rollout of new features, including 90 Seconds Reels. The Meta-owned platform said it is now extending the duration of Reels up to 90 seconds, which will help users express their most authentic personality on Reels. “You’ll have more […]]]>
In an effort to help creators engage more with their audiences, the photo-sharing platform instagram announced the rollout of new features, including 90 Seconds Reels.



The Meta-owned platform said it is now extending the duration of Reels up to 90 seconds, which will help users express their most authentic personality on Reels.

“You’ll have more time to say more about yourself, shoot additional behind-the-scenes clips, dig deeper into the nuances of your content, or whatever else you want to do with that extra time,” the company said in a blog post.

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Instagram also said that users can now import their own audio directly into Instagram Reels.

“Use the audio import feature to add commentary or background noise from any video that’s at least five seconds on your camera roll,” the company said.

“Make sure you like the sound of your voice in the recording, because others might use it in their reels too!” he added.

A new feature also lets creators poll their audience on what should happen in their next video so they can help shape the storyline themselves.

The Meta-owned platform said it recently launched Models, which allows users to easily create a coil using another as a template. It preloads audio and clip placeholders, so all users have to do is add and trim their unique clips.

“We will continue to invest in creating new ways for you to connect with your audience and be entertained on Reels. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and the creative ways you use these new tools!” the company said.

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