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first_img We live in strange times. Even though geopolitical uncertainties are high, due to many central banks’ easing, stock indices are near record highs, whereas some experts say that there is an asset bubble.Yet, this rally did in no way affect natural resources companies. Among them is Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO), a company specialising in finding, mining and processing iron ore, aluminium, copper, diamonds, minerals and energy. I would like to explain the reasons for Rio’s cheapness as well as the merits of its stock.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Coronavirus The quarantine in China has direct and indirect effects on companies like Rio Tinto. First of all, the miner is facing a slowdown in copper shipments from Mongolia to China because of the transportation restrictions imposed as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The same is true for other metals, including iron ore.Not only are many overseas producers prohibited from shipping metals and minerals to China, even deliveries within China are not allowed. Thus, most companies requiring iron ore and other metals for their production process are unable to receive them.Secondly, many companies operating in China are forced to temporarily shut the factories. It is especially true for car manufacturers, capital equipment producers and technological companies. Therefore, there is a clear decrease in demand for metals in China.Nevertheless, in my view the effect of the tragic coronavirus outbreak on the economy would only be temporary.Manufacturing downturnThe price of metals, including iron ore, aluminium and copper, are near 52-week lows.This is not only the result of the coronavirus outbreak but also of an overall downturn in the manufacturing sector, which mainly concerns Germany and China. The downturn in the manufacturing was mostly due to geopolitical uncertainties such as trade wars.However, many experts believe that due to the US-China Phase-1 trade deal, fiscal and monetary stimulus measures taken by the governments, investors’ interest should increase.Investment meritsFirst of all, Rio Tinto is a large and well-established company with a history of about 150 years of operations. Its mean average price-to-earnings ratio across 2016-2018 was approximately 12, whereas for 2018 alone it was about 6.Rio has a decent history of paying dividends, with its current dividend yield exceeding 6%. The earnings have been growing since 2016, even though in 2015 Rio reported a small deficit.The only matter that might raise questions is its price-to-book (P/B) ratio, which is 1.36, whereas the current ratio is 1.91. Many investors would prefer to see a P/B ratio of 1 or below. The current ratio is almost 2, which is in line with expectations, since a figure between 1.5 to 3 is considered acceptable.Short-term investors might also benefit from buying Rio’s shares ahead of its earnings report because according to many analysts’ estimates, profits increased in 2019. This was due to a dramatic decrease in iron ore production, experienced by Vale, the main competitor of Rio Tinto.However, I would suggest buying and holding Rio to those long-term investors that believe that the manufacturing downturn will end quite soon. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares A ridiculously cheap dividend-paying stock I’d buy now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Anna Sokolidou | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: RIO Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Anna Sokolidou I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Anna Sokolidou does not own any shares of the companies mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 November 2007 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Christopher Nield has joined the copywriting team at full service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works.Nield joins Burnett Works from Whitewater, and has both agency and client side experience. He was Head of Fundraising at the Tibet Relief Fund, where he remains a trustee, and also worked as Major Donor Officer at Christian Aid. He will be working on a range of accounts, including Sightsavers International, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK and Friends of the Earth. Advertisement New copywriter at Burnett Works AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further CyprusEurope – Central Asia October 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten Spanish journalists expelled from northern part of island Reporters Without Borders today denounced the absurdity of rules applying to foreign journalists visiting the Turkish-governed northern part of Cyprus, after the authorities there deported 10 Spanish journalists, including Xavier Vidal, editor of one of Spain’s leading dailies, El Pais, on 14 October for holding “illegal meetings.””The restrictions imposed on foreign journalists by the Turkish-Cypriot authorities are unacceptable,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Tayyibe Gülek, the Turkish government’s minister of state for Cypriot affairs. “To avoid being spied on and endangering their sources, they are forced, as in Chechnya, to hide the fact they are journalists. We urge you to see that such regulations hampering press freedom are changed,” he said.A group of 16 Spanish people, including the 10 journalists, were expelled to the Greek-Cypriot side of the island by police and foreign ministry press officials after conferring with NGOs, the media and other civil society groups in the north.There were accused of holding illegal meetings and giving “false information” to Turkish-Cypriot border officials. The group had earlier attended a conference in southern Cyprus on enlarging the European Union and had entered the north on tourist visas.Foreign journalists wanting to work in the north must inform the press office of the foreign ministry of the so-called “Turkish Republic of North Cyprus,” which is not recognised by the international community and must . They also have to be accompanied by a ministry official wherever they go and whenever they interview someone. RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cypruscenter_img CyprusEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgAurora, In.—Forecasters from the National Weather Service say a wedge of high pressure from the north will take over the weather pattern bringing cooler and drier conditions into the area. Little if any cold cover is expected so generally sunny skies are expected with highs in the 40’s & 50’s and lows in the 20’s & 30’s. The next probable rainfall is currently in the forecast for Monday night.For residents in flood recovery areas, several relief agencies are staffing a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup for Indiana residents. This hotline will connect those impacted by flooding with reputable and vetted relief agencies. All services are free, but not guaranteed due to an overwhelming need for assistance. Indiana residents needing assistance may call 800-415-1954. The hotline will be active until Thursday, March 17.last_img read more

first_img Guaita was called into action as early as the sixth minute to save from Sergio Canales before the Getafe custodian did well to push behind Carlos Vela’s deflected shot. Sociedad winger Bruma then spurned arguably the best chance of the first half, t he Portugal Under-21 international curling just wide after racing from inside his own half. Getafe, in reply, only threatened periodically in the opening period but they could have gone ahead in the 20th minute with Alvaro Vazquez failing to make the most of a one-on-one with Geronimo Rulli. Vazquez should have done much better with that, but Sarabia showed him how it should be done in the 46th minute to put Getafe ahead. Juan Rodriguez swung over a right-wing cross to the near post where Sarabia got ahead of both his marker and Rulli to send a glancing header into the roof of the net. With Getafe only having lost once in their last six home matches – that against Barcelona – while also keeping four clean sheets, Sociedad fans might have feared the worst following that goal. However, the San Sebastian side battled back and only a brilliant save from Guaita prevented Agirretxe from netting an immediate equaliser. Agirretxe was not to be denied in the 67th minute as Sociedad did draw level, although Getafe were incensed the goal was not ruled out. Reyes was comfortably beyond the last home defender on the edge of the six-yard box when his team-mate Jonathas headed the ball goalwards and, although Reyes moved aside to let the ball go past him for Agirretxe to finish at the far post, the Getafe players clearly felt he was interfering with play. The goal stood, however, and Sociedad almost added salt to Getafe’s wounds by snatching a winner through Jonathas, whose diving header was superbly saved by Guaita. Press Association Getafe looked set to continue their impressive home form when Pablo Sarabia struck at the start of the second half, but Agirretxe’s leveller ensured the spoils were shared as Sociedad made it seven points in four games since Eusebio Sacristan replaced David Moyes as coach. The home side were furious Agirretxe’s goal was allowed to stand, with Sociedad defender Diego Reyes clearly standing in an offside position in front of goal, but they can have few complaints about the end result with Vicente Guaita much the busier of the two goalkeepers. center_img Imanol Agirretxe’s controversial second-half equaliser earned Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw from their trip to Getafe on Friday night.last_img read more

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Captain Manish Pandey and Shivam Dube produced power-packed knocks to pave the way for India A’s four-wicket win over South Africa A in the third unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, giving the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Dube smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls while Pandey plundered 81 off 59 balls as India A overcame a poor start to win the rain-affected match rather comfortably in the end. Chasing 208 in 30 overs, India A reached the target in 27.5 overs.India A was in a spot of bother at 25 for 3 in the 7th over, having lost Ruturaj Gaikwad (1), Ricky Bhui (0) and Krunal Pandya (13) before Ishan Kishan (40 off 41 balls) and Pandey steadied the ship.The aggressive Jharkhand southpaw Kishan, who starred in the second match, again underlined his talent with a fluent knock.Pandey, who started rather slowly, opened up after Kishan fell to left-arm spinner George Linde. The Karnataka right-hander smashed five sixes and powered the team’s chase. Dube, who walked in at the fall of Nitish Rana (13), added 41 runs with Pandey. The skipper fell to a catch by Lutho Sipamla off left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin.India A needed 32 runs from as many deliveries at this stage but Dube’s pyrotechnics helped the team romp home with 13 balls remaining.Linde and the pacy Anrich Nortje took two wickets each for South Africa A.Earlier, ’keeper Heinrich Klaasen hit a 21-ball 44 to set up South Africa A’s total.There were also useful contributions from Janneman Malan (37), Matthew Breetzke (36) and captain Temba Bavuma (27). Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya took two wickets each.The visiting team looked set for a much bigger total before the India A bowlers pulled things back in the last few overs. Deepak Chahar bowled a superb final over, giving away just three runs.Manish Pandey was named man of the match.Brief scores: South Africa A 207 for 8 in 30 overs (H Klaasen 44, J Malan 37, M Breetzke 36, Krunal Pandya 2/23, D Chahar 2/42) lost to India A 208 for 6 in 27.5 overs (M Pandey 81, Shivam Dube 45 not out, Ishan Kishan 40, A Nortje 2/41, G Linde 2/41). IANSAlso Read: Feels good to get Pujara as my first Test wicket: Rahkeem CornwallAlso Watch:Assam Medical Service Association & IMA staged 24 hr strike in Tinsukialast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The ruffed grouse is one of the most prized game birds in North America and the hills of Ohio are part of its southernmost habitat range. An elusive and difficult bird to hunt due to its flighty craftiness and habitation in dense undergrowth that reduces hunter visibility and accessibility, the ruffed grouse is a real trophy for hunters in the Buckeye state. But its numbers in Ohio are drastically declining,A brown/gray-brown bird with a fan-shaped black banded tail and barred flanks, the grouse physically resembles a chicken, but the comparisons stop there. This beautiful, wary bird that prefers and needs thick, impenetrable cover — such as clear cutting regrowth — to survive, is a constantly alert master of its domain that is a revered symbol of the American forest.American author and avid bird hunter Robert DeMott, of Athens, has stalked the hills of southeastern Ohio in pursuit of grouse for nearly five decades and has harvested hundreds of the species over his hunting career. Beyond a long list of academic publications and titles, DeMott has written prolifically about bird hunting and bird dogs over the years. He edited and contributed to the book, “Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs,” and frequently writes for upland hunting magazines such as “Gray’s Sporting Journal,” “Upland Almanac,” and “The Contemporary Wingshooter.” His writings demonstrate the author to possess a reflective, intellectual pursuit of all things wild and winged and a keen, perceptive attention to his environment, his dogs, and his quarry.In a recent discussion, DeMott shared his views on the pursuit of Ohio’s ruffed grouse and the bird’s status in the state. He said that he enjoys hunting this bird because of the challenge and difficulty that they present to even the best wingshooters.Preferring to hunt grouse accompanied by his beloved English Setters, DeMott said, “The grouse is not considered the number one game bird for nothing. Killing a grouse requires patience and determination and stamina. The success rate on grouse is extremely low. They are wily and always have some trick up their sleeves to fool the hunter or the dog. The flush is always explosive; it really gets your blood going.”This sentiment is echoed in DeMott’s article, “Early Birds,” when he writes about his appreciation of “the physical immediacy of the upland moment, with its intense points, flushes, shots.”Another aspect of grouse hunting which appeals to DeMott is the physically demanding nature of the chase.“Part of the challenge and value of the hunt is that it is very strenuous, especially down here in southern Ohio, where you will walk miles in pretty rugged terrain and on steep side hills that can twist your ankles and make for a hard hike. There were times that I’d get to a dog on point and be almost too tired to lift the gun! Because we live in such a hilly part of the state, it is better if the bird dog hunts close; if it doesn’t, you have to do a lot of trekking to get to a dog on point,” he said. “Back in the day when the grouse numbers were high, it was worth it because there was a promise of action, and with my best dogs for a couple of years, I never had a grouse flush wild. We would get into the woods at 10 and quit by three or four, and that was a pretty full day. The dogs would get a little tired and lose their edge after that.”As anyone who has hunted alongside trusted canine hunting companions for years can attest, the truest joy of upland game hunting comes from observing one’s dog in the field, doing what is in its instinctive nature and breeding to do. DeMott concurs.In “These Among Many: A Gallery of Good Fortune,” DeMott writes that “A day afield with bird dogs, even when they are acting badly and not themselves and even when birds are scarce, is still preferable to most other kinds of recreation I can name.”When interviewed, DeMott expanded on this.“The older you get, the less interested you are in bagging birds. I just enjoy watching the dogs work cover, watching them go through their moves,” he said. “They are tremendous athletes. It’s all about watching and appreciating the dog’s athletic ability, its intelligence, and its gracefulness. That is more important to me than killing birds, especially given the fact that the numbers of grouse in Ohio are so low.”Though there are pockets of grouse still to be chased in Ohio, their numbers are dwindling, which makes for some tough hunting with little to show for it these days.“I started hunting southeastern Ohio for grouse the first year I moved to Athens in 1969. I kept at it through the ‘90s. The 1970s and 1980s was the heyday for us. The height of the grouse population was in 1983 or 1984, and then it gradually subsided after that. In the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, it was possible to find birds, but probably in the last eight or nine years, hunting for grouse has become quite fruitless around Athens, Meigs, Vinton, and Morgan counties where I hunt. People still harvest a few over the year, but it is no longer regular,” DeMott said.As DeMott notes in an essay about some of his favorite bird dogs entitled “Four Queens,” “According to the 2009 Ohio DNR survey, the range-wide flush rate for ruffed grouse in Ohio is 0.38 per hour, which is to say that something close to three hours of hunting are needed to flush the equivalent of one whole grouse. To put it another way, thirty-three hours of hunting are required for each bird bagged.”“Southeastern Ohio never had the grouse numbers as the northern tier states, but it was ample,” DeMott said. “ I always prided myself on that fact that I didn’t have to go up to Wisconsin or Michigan to grouse hunt like a lot of guys did, because I could find grouse around home. However, since 2009, I have had to take trips north to really get into birds. It is disappointing that with all of the open territory we have down here, there is not as much habitat for grouse as there once was.”DeMott said that without the fall woodcock season, when good numbers of resident and migrating timber doodles can still be found, there would be little very little game bird life in his neck of the woods for his dogs to work.“The woodcock have really taken up the slack for the dogs. Looking back through my hunting diaries, there are so many entries where I was recording flushes and harvests of both grouse and woodcock during woodcock season. Now, I am only encountering woodcock. You don’t see them mixed together as we once did, which always made for a really fine upland trip,” he said.There is far less clear cutting being done in the Appalachian foothills around Athens and that means a lot more mature forests, which is a habitat in which grouse do not thrive.Anecdotally, DeMott also thinks that the increase in wild turkeys throughout the state may contribute to the decline. Turkeys may scratch up grouse nests and maybe eat some of the same foods that grouse feed upon. Certainly, the rebound of turkeys seems to coincide with the diminishment of grouse numbers. The “National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds” points out that “many areas forests are maturing, eliminating the undergrowth this species needs; where this is happening, reintroduced Wild Turkeys are increasing and grouse are decreasing.”About the future of grouse hunting in Ohio, DeMott is not optimistic. Grouse numbers are down due to habitat loss and not hunting pressure. The grouse season has been shortened by one month in the state due to the population decline and the birds continue to be few and far between.“The days are gone when we could follow multiple grouse tracks through newly fallen snow in early December or hunt some mild days in February and get into some birds. The decline in birds sure has been precipitous, and there doesn’t seem to be any rebounding,” DeMott said.Nonetheless, he holds out hope that despite the loss of habitat and disappearance of large numbers of ruffed grouse in the state, there will remain some vestiges of this regal and charming bird into future, as it adds diversity, beauty, and wonder to southern Ohio’s natural ecosystems.As DeMott tells his readership in one memoir, “Truth to tell, I can live without bringing another Buckeye state grouse to hand, but not without believing there is another bird for the dogs to find and point.”last_img read more

first_imgCourseSmart, a leading player in the budding eTextbook market, just released its first iPhone application. Thanks to this app, students can now access college textbooks they have leased from the company on their phones. CourseSmart currently offers over 7,000 eTextbooks and, in addition to the iPhone, also offers software for Macs and Windows PCs. CourseSmart notes that students at over 5,000 colleges have bought textbooks through the company. It is important to note, though, that while CourseSmart’s textbooks are cheaper than hard copies, they also expire after 180 days.With the Kindle DX, Amazon is obviously also making a big push for the adoption of electronic textbooks. While we haven’t seen any new numbers lately, we also haven’t heard anything new about schools adopting Amazon’s eBook reader for the upcoming semester either. CourseSmart’s books are not compatible with the Kindle. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#E-Books#E-Learning#mobile#news#web The AppThe iPhone app itself is a decent eBook reader, though it suffers from the fact that the textbooks haven’t been formatted for the small screen. Also, while the company’s desktop readers allow students to take notes, the iPhone app can only read those (notes are stored on CourseSmart’s servers). Of course, the app really isn’t meant as a student’s only way to access the textbook, so these shortcomings can be forgiven. What’s more important is that the app gives students an easy way to access their notes from anywhere. Thanks to the app’s built-in search, it is also easy to quickly look up a fact. Try ItIf you want to give the app a try but don’t want to lease a textbook, don’t worry. CourseSmart includes a number of sample chapters from standard textbooks with the app. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgIf yesterday’s forecast was correct, today may be the hottest day of the year for much of New England—with temperatures rising into the mid-90s. This may not draw much sympathy from friends in Austin, Texas where today’s temperature may rise to 100 in this unusually hot summer, or in Phoenix, where it’s projected to warm up to 107 (well below the season high of 116), but for southern Vermont, the mid-90s is pretty hot.There are lots of things we can do to keep reasonably cool during hot weather. The easiest—but most expensive—is to turn on an air conditioner, which uses electricity (a lot of it) to cool down a space and remove moisture. There are other strategies that use a lot less energy, though they require some thought and common sense.The first priority should be to keep unwanted heat out of the house. This means closing windows during the hottest part of the day and using blinds, awnings, or other devices to keep direct sunlight out of windows—especially on the east and west side of a house.It seems counter-intuitive to close windows when it’s hot out. Don’t we want those breezes through the house? Breezes are great (more on that below), but if the air blowing in from outside is 10 degrees warmer than the air in your house, you’re likely to decrease, rather than increase, comfort. During hot weather, we close our house up during the day and open it up at night. It’s amazing how much difference that makes—though with a poorly insulated house it will make less difference, because more heat will enter through the walls and roof.As for keeping sunlight out, it’s best if you can block sunlight before it actually gets through your window—i.e., providing exterior shade in some way. Trees, vines, and other vegetation work really well for shading a house, though they also block views. Europeans are fond of exterior roller shades, which are highly effective, but rare here. If those aren’t options, interior blinds work reasonably well—especially if the outer surface is fairly reflective.Another important strategy is to limit your use of heat-producing lights, appliances, and other equipment during the day. If you need electric light, use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) instead of incandescent light bulbs, which convert 90 percent of the electricity into heat, only 10 percent into light. Try to avoid too much cooking on hot days—summer is a great time to grill outdoors and eat more salads. Run your dishwasher at night. Turn off stereo equipment and televisions with a power strip when not in use—so you know the equipment is really off and not generating heat (and wasting electricity). In an office, turn off computer monitors and copiers when it’s not being used—unless equipment has an energy-saving “standby” mode.It may seem too obvious to warrant mentioning, but wear light clothing. Shorts, loose-fitting shirts, blouses, and dresses allow more air circulation next to your skin and will keep you cooler. Engineers actually have a measure for the insulating value of clothing and it’s impact on comfort—the “Clo” rating—that they use for modeling interior comfort conditions in buildings (a Clo of 0 corresponds to no clothing, and Clo of 1.0 for a business suit, with Clo values of different items of clothing additive). In a work environment, convince management to relax dress standards during hot weather and keep the air conditioning set point higher.Finally, use fans to keep air moving. Moving air evaporates moisture from our skin and keeps us cooler. A ceiling (paddle) fan works great, but portable fans—the kind that can be set to oscillate—can be even more effective, because you can direct the air flow to exactly where it’s needed. Note that these fans don’t actually cool the air in a room; what they do is raise your “comfort window” (the temperature at which you’ll be reasonably comfortable).Air flow can raise your comfort temperature by 5 degrees, or even more, so that if you’re normally comfortable at 73 degrees in still air, you could be just as comfortable at 78 or even 80 degrees. Turn off fans when you leave a room, since the fans use electricity and actually warm the room slightly from the motor’s waste heat. Window fans that are installed in an open window are best for use at night; during the day you’ll be bringing hot air in from outside.In the long run, it’s a great idea to improve the insulation levels and air tightness of your home. A highly insulated, tight house is much easier to keep cool on hot days. If you do use a standard air conditioner, the better insulated the house, the less work the air conditioner will have to do to maintain comfort. And if you don’t air condition, the better insulated the house, the more effectively these other measures will work.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2017 – Award-winning global media production and distribution company marblemediaannounced today it will begin production this fall on Just Like Mom and Dad, an exciting remake of the 80s hit game show Just Like Mom. Produced in association with YES TV in Canada and BYUtv in the US, the 20-episode primetime family game show will premiere across North America in January 2018.A popular part of Canadian TV pop culture nostalgia, the original series Just like Mom ran over 600 episodes over five seasons from 1980 to 1985 on CTV. marblemedia secured all remake and development rights in an agreement with Bell Media. This multi-year format deal includes worldwide program and format distribution rights to the series through marblemedia’s distribution arm, Distribution360 (D360), along with digital and ancillary rights.Just Like Mom and Dad, shot in front of a live studio audience on a bright, digital set with brand new hosts, explores how well families really know each other. Each episode will feature three parent-kid pairs competing in two interactive trivia rounds and a final bake-off round in a new kitchen coliseum. The winning team gets the chance to spin the big prize wheel. Advertisement Additionally, marblemedia will be releasing digital media components, produced inhouse by marblemedia Interactive, to support the Just Like Mom and Dad series, including an exciting mobile App.“marblemedia has a strong passion and track record for creating great co-viewing content for kids & families, and are particularly excited to be working with new partners at YES TV and BYUtv to bring back a show that we loved as kids,” says Mark Bishop, Co-CEO, marblemedia.  “I’m a Dad too and look forward to sharing what we’ve re-imagined for this new generation of modern, diverse and fun-loving families.”marblemedia has partnered with Segal Licensing, who’s handling licensing and merchandising for the series and is currently in discussion with a number of brand integration partnerships for participation in the series.  Just Like Mom and Dad is financed with the participation of the Bell Fund and Shaw Rocket Fund.Producers for the series include Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Steve Sloan, Stephen Turnbull, alongside Rob Sheppard for YES TV, Jim Bell for BYUtv and Adam Ivers for Omnicom’s Highway Entertainment.An online casting call launches today.For casting information – CLICK HERE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more