A few weeks ago, Spotify announced that they surpassed 40 million subscribers; this growth rate doubles over the streaming service’s rival Apple Music. While SoundCloud recently launched a paid subscription service, they haven’t made enough profit to sustain their once-free music streams. Now, it seems as though Spotify is currently seeking to formally acquire SoundCloud, according to The Financial Times. The plot continues to thicken, as the streaming wars ensue.SoundCloud has been in financial trouble for some time now, losing upwards of $70 million over the last two years, according to a report from February. Earlier this summer, the company considered selling their online streaming service for $1 billion. The report made it clear that, while the company had “adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future,” SoundCloud was heavily reliant on “further capital investment” to continue operating in 2015.Now, we see another potential – for the Spotify giants to step in and take over SoundCloud. If they were to successfully do so, the company would acquire all 200 million SC users. This would be an interesting turn of events, as both companies started in October of 2008. The details remain unclear of how the transition would navigate paid subscriptions versus free memberships, but Spotify’s acquisition of SoundCloud would be an undeniable win for Spotify.Let’s see how this one pans out…[H/T CoS]
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Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm Contact Will: [email protected] One week after falling to St. Lawrence by a goal, Syracuse (2-11-1, 1-1-1 College Hockey America) played Penn State (3-6-4, 0-2-1) to a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoon in State College, Pennsylvania. It’s the first of two weekend matchups against the Nittany Lions.All scoring took place in the first period, with SU scoring first off the Victoria Klimek shot, her third of the year. Sophomore Shelby Calof found Klimek for the assist just shy of the five-minute mark in the game. Eleven minutes later, PSU’s Brook Madsen capitalized on Savannah Rennie’s hooking penalty for the power-play goal, tying the game back at one. From there on, the game was a stalemate, with both teams combining for 52 shots and eight penalties – five from SU, three from PSU. The Orange played the Nittany Lions for a full three periods before entering overtime, and even in the extra five minutes — which included a power play for each team and a 4-on-4 stint — the deadlock wasn’t broken. The final horn sounded with both teams stuck at one, the first time this season the Orange have tied an opponent.With Syracuse moving into the bulk of its conference schedule, ties will play a crucial role in the playoff conversation. Saving points from a loss is vital for a team on the bubble, but not being able to convert ties into the full point-haul that a win is worth could result in the Orange finishing lower in the standings once the regular season ends. SU continues its CHA schedule Sunday with its second game against the Nittany Lions, before moving onto their penultimate nonconference game of the year against in-state rival Cornell on Tuesday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
Black Stars and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey has been named Sports Man of the Year at the 2020 EMY Africa Awards.The event held on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Accra was the 5th of its kind with many personalities honoured on the night.For the second year running, the Ghanaian international footballer was named as the best sportsman of the year for his incredible performances over the season.The Rojiblancos midfielder beat off competition from Black Stars and Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew, as well as Coach C.K Akonnor and boxer Wasiru Mohammed.With a series of individual brilliance, the Ghanaian has been linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano.Many reports suggest that Arsenal are keen to seal a deal for the 27-year-old Atletico Madrid star.
6 Nov 2012 Devon’s Anna Tyson is South West Steward of the Year Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, near Newton Abbot in Devon, has been named the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region. The competition, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by Fuller’s and England Golf and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Anna joined Dainton Park when it started 20 years ago and her welcome has helped it grow to a club with more than 600 members. She knows all the members by name – and drink – and the job is clearly a way of life to her. She even met her husband when he worked in the pro shop! Anna’s family background is in the restaurant business and she been involved in the catering and bar industry from an early age. She’s built up a fantastic reputation for service at Dainton Park and has opened the clubhouse and restaurant area to visitors as well as members, managing a host of private functions such as weddings, birthdays and christenings. One of this year’s highlights was the captain’s charity day, when the club owner who took on Anna 20 years ago, took his turn to captain the club. The event was themed on the Olympics and Anna organised a Bucks fizz breakfast reception for a family-style sports day, with both her children joining in the fun. Anna, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chairman Nigel Evans and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. This was the first time that all four regional winners had been women. The other three were: Midlands region and overall winner Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire; North region winner Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, Rotherham, Yorkshire; South East region winner Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk. The 2012 Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year competition attracted hundreds of nominations from club members, visitors and golf club managers. These were read and reviewed by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2011 Steward of the Year, Scott Parker from Buckingham Golf Club, and were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards: three from each region. The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally by England Golf and Fuller’s representatives who experienced firsthand the exceptional service they provide. The regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Fuller’s London Pride South West Steward of the Year, Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon, receives her award from (left) Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager and Nigel Evans, chairman of England Golf. Credit: © Professional Images