Kelly’s proud to be miles ahead with Circle K rebrand

first_imgKelly’s Forecourt at Mountain Top Letterkenny has had a shiny new rebrand to join the global Circle K network.As well as a new-look canopy, the former Topaz petrol station offers customers exciting benefits to customers. The people, the service and the award-winning Centra store remain the same. All that has changed is the Circle K forecourt.Kelly’s of Mountain Top rebranded to Circle KKelly’s pumps are continuing to supply the same fuel that takes you miles further. Miles by Circle K is the new and improved quality fuel that reduces the cost of fuel by up to 3%.Miles saves you up to 4c per litre. The fuel contains unique additives to help clean the engine, so your car will thank you too!Miles fuels benefits:Improve fuel consumption – takes you up to 3% furtherClean and protect your engineEnhance engine efficiency and improve reliabilityReduce harmful exhaust emissions Many of Kelly’s loyal customers will be wondering about their Topaz fuel cards. The good news is that the existing Topaz fuel card is accepted at all Circle K locations in Ireland. It will also be accepted at Topaz locations during the rebrand. Gradually, new Circle K branded fuel cards are due to be introduced.The team at Kelly’s are looking forward to welcoming customers to their new-look forecourt this season.This move is the latest in exciting developments at Kelly’s. The Centra store recently held a Customer Appreciation Day to celebrate their innovative store and customer service, while the popular Kelly’s Diner continues to impress with their tasty food offers and stylish designed venue.Call up to Kelly’s at Mountain Top to refuel, restock and relax!Sponsored PostKelly’s proud to be miles ahead with Circle K rebrand was last modified: September 12th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:circle kkelly’s mountain topletterkennypetrolservice stationlast_img read more

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Read/Write Daily: Life Forms

first_imgToday’s theme is life forms. We use technology to improve ourselves, but underneath all the gadgets and wires, we’re still the same hairy animals.Is there something special about human beings?Kevin Drum doesn’t think we’re special. He thinks human intelligence boils down to something pretty mundane.In fact, some UCLA researchers have found that our gut instincts are smarter than our rational minds in some ways.But it’s not that simple. It looks like humans are still evolving at a pretty good clip.The mysteries of the genome still haven’t been unlocked, but we’re working on it.DNA and RNA might not be necessary for life at all.We shouldn’t jump to conclusions about whether humankind is special. It might be the case that life in the universe is just getting started.Image via Shutterstock.Past entries from Read/Write Daily Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#science#web last_img read more

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JT Barrett picks up records awards early in career

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Kent State Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has made quite the impact during his first three weeks as a starter.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native joined fellow Texan Kenny Guiton atop the OSU record book when he tied for the most touchdown passes in a single game as he tossed six against the Kent State Golden Flashes.Barrett also became the first Buckeye to throw for more than 300 yards in a game since Troy Smith did it in 2006 against Michigan. Barrett finished with 312 on 23 of 30 passing.Because of his performance, Barrett was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, in addition to earning his second Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week honor.The young quarterback became the first Buckeye to win the Big Ten offensive Player of the Week award since running back Carlos Hyde won it following a Nov. 16 win against Illinois in which he rushed for 246 yards and scored five total touchdowns.Barrett said after the win against Kent State on Saturday that he feels like he is improving game by game.“I feel like I’m progressing each week. I’m just trying to get better each week,” he said. “I definitely feel more comfortable every week as I get more reps. Things are starting to slow down for me in the game.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said he purposely put the ball in Barrett’s hands early and often against the Golden Flashes so he could further evaluate the young quarterback’s progression.“I wanted to force him to make plays, and receivers — it’s not just him, it’s the whole combination of quarterback/receivers,” Meyer said Saturday. “I thought he played good. I thought there was a couple misses, too, now that we could have had.”The misses that Barrett made were minimal, but he attributes the limited mistakes to getting used to the speed of the game.“That is one thing (senior quarterback Braxton Miller) told me,” Barrett said. “He said ‘at first, everything is going to be flying around, and you will be really unsure and things like that but as you go, it starts to slow down,’ and that is just game experience.”Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has caught four touchdowns from Barrett in OSU’s first three games, said he believes in the quarterback’s abilities.“J.T. is a real mature guy. We hold each other accountable and trust each other,” Thomas said. “I trust him and tell him I’ve always got his back out there.”That trust has been evident on the field as Thomas is currently the Buckeyes’ leading receiver with 11 catches for 214 yards and the four scores.Going forward, Meyer said he, as well as his coaching staff, is looking for more ways to put Barrett in a position to succeed.“We actually did some empty (formations), I think he’ll be a good empty quarterback, five receiver set, so we’re still, once again, figuring out exactly how we’re going to be moving the ball as an offense once we start getting to the Big Ten season,” Meyer said.The Buckeyes are set for a bye week before taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

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Neville continues attacking Ed Woodward

first_imgOn Monday Night Football the ex-Manchester United footballer continue throwing “punches” to the Red Devil’s CEOAfter a not very successful summer transfer window for Manchester United.And after a bad start of the 2018-2019 Premier League season.Football Legend Gary Neville has been attacking the Red Devils’ CEO, Ed Woodward, all day.Tonight on Monday Night Football he still had many things to say.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Woodward trying to justify to the media why he’s not backed the manager, it undermines Jose [Mourinho]… it’s been messy…,” Neville said as reported by Give Me Sport.“The CEO of the football club sat in his spot for two minutes after the game and I don’t want to see him do that.”“At the end of the game, stand up, shake the hands of the opposition, tell him well done, smile and be bigger than that,” he added.“The Club need serious footballing people who know how to make decisions about football. Moyes was sacked in the middle of the season, LvG was sacked after winning the FA Cup, Mourinho isn’t a typical United manager.”“The clubs structure has gone out the window,” he explained.last_img read more

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Sarri Racism is a fight against stupid people

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri feels eradicating racism is ‘a fight against stupid people’ after recent allegations against his club and Kalidou Koulibaly’s ordeal.Chelsea fans were heard chanting discriminatory remarks during Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day, just weeks after they came under fire for similar behaviour in matches against Manchester City and Vidi.The incident was then followed by racist taunts to Koulibaly at the San Siro, where Sarri’s former club Napoli lost 1-0 to Inter..@ChelseaFC boss Maurizio Sarri believes his club’s battle to curb racist incidents among their fanbase is a “fight against stupid people” following further allegations of racist chanting by fans during the 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day.#PLhttps://t.co/DkWlXmdPxe— Firstpost Sports (@FirstpostSports) December 27, 2018Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“First of all I want to speak with my club, second I don’t want to generalise because 99 percent [of] our fans are really wonderful,” Sarri disclosed in a quote cited by Football Italia“In every community, I think there are some stupids. And so altogether we have to fight against the stupid people but not against the Chelsea fans.”Inter Milan have been officially given a two-game ban for their monkey chants towards the Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.last_img read more

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Several stabbed in Finnish city suspect held

first_imgFinnish police patrols in front of the Cenral Railway Station in Helsinki on 18 August, 2017. Photo: AFPSeveral people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect.“Police shot the suspected perpetrator in the legs,” police wrote on Twitter. “The person has been arrested. We recommend that people avoid central Turku.”Police did not confirm the number of victims.Public television station Yle reported that central Turku was on lockdown, with witnesses saying they had seen bodies lying on the ground in a busy area of the town. Businesses were shut.“The government is following the situation in Turku closely and a police operation is under way,” tweeted Prime Minister Juha Sippila ahead of a cabinet meeting.MTV3 television reported that police have raised security at Helsinki airport and at train stations.In 2012, Finland’s then-prime minister Jyrki Katainen escaped a knife attack in Turku while campaigning for municipal elections.The man who approached him carrying a knife was found to be psychologically disturbed and no charges were brought against him.last_img read more

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4yrold girl killed in gas cylinder blast

first_imgA four year-old girl was killed in a gas cylinder explosion at Pathbari here on FridayThe deceased was Toha Khatun, daughter of Badsha Mia of the area.The gas cylinder went off with a big bang when Toha was playing in the kitchen, leaving her burn injured, said family members.Later she was taken to a private hospital in the district town where the physicians declared her dead.last_img

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Louisville Football Names Ponce Quarterbacks Coach

first_imgLamb led the conference in passing efficiency two years straight and was fourth as a junior, last season, despite a group of young wide receivers. In 2015, Lamb ranked third among all freshman in the NCAA Division I FBS, he ranked No. 10 nationally with a 160.7 pass-efficiency rating and was the highest-rated sophomore. Working with Ponce, Lamb has set several Appalachian State records, including freshman passing yards (2,381) and touchdown passes (17) by a freshman during his Sun Belt Freshman of the Year campaign and, in 2015, most touchdown passes in a season (31). LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the state of Florida, Frank Ponce has joined the University of Louisville football staff, head coach Scott Satterfield announced Wednesday. Ponce, who comes to Louisville after six successful seasons as the co-offensive coordinator/passing game coordinator at Appalachian State, will serve as the quarterbacks coach for the Cardinals. “Frank Ponce is an outstanding football coach and I’m thrilled he is joining our staff,” Satterfield said. “He is a great teacher of the game and a brilliant recruiter. He has terrific ties in the state of Florida after serving as a prominent head coach in south Florida area for 16 seasons and has established terrific relationships in a critical area for our recruiting efforts. “During his tenure at Appalachian State, Ponce was instrumental in producing solid, productive quarterbacks, including Taylor Lamb, who was the winningest players in school history. He brings a wealth of experience within our offense and will be a welcome addition to our offensive staff.” Ponce coached six of the top 10 receivers in FIU history during his six seasons with the Golden Panthers. His most notable pupil at FIU was three-time all-American T.Y. Hilton, who went on to be a third-round NFL Draft pick and has enjoyed a tremendous pro career, catching 493 passes for 7,813 yards and 40 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons. He also mentored Greg Ellingson, a long-time Canadian Football League star, who has caught 416 passes for 6,095 yards and 36 touchdowns. Ponce arrived in Boone, N.C. after six seasons (2007-12) as the wide receivers coach at Florida International, where he worked with Satterfield for the two seasons that Satterfield served as FIU’s offensive coordinator (2010-11). Ponce’s six seasons as Appalachian State’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach coincided with a resurgence for the Mountaineers. Over that span, Ponce spearheaded an improved offense that finished with a 50-24 record and three consecutive Sun Belt championships. In his first season at Appalachian State (2013), Ponce directed the Southern Conference’s No. 2-ranked passing game (271.8 ypg). He also oversaw the development of quarterback Kameron Bryant, who came into the season with just 13 snaps under his belt yet set school records for single-season completion percentage (.712) and passing yards by a sophomore (2,713) despite not making his debut as a starter until the fifth game of the season. Playing Experience1989-90: Arizona Western (QB) In 2017, Ponce helped groom Taylor Lamb, who finished his career as the school and Sun Belt leader in touchdown passes with 90. The only FBS quarterbacks in 2017 with career totals of at least 9,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards were Lamb, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Heisman Trophy finalist Lamar Jackson.With 27 touchdown passes and six interceptions as a senior, Lamb had the second-best season for an Appalachian State quarterback in terms of touchdown-to-interception ratio. He ranked 15th nationally in passing efficiency (152.2), 17th in passing touchdowns (27) and 20th in point responsibility (192). Ponce was also celebrated for his recruiting ability during his time at FIU and was honored by ESPN.com as the Sun Belt’s top recruiter in 2010. During his tenure at FIU, the Golden Panthers’ recruiting classes ranked among the top three in the Sun Belt five times, according to Rivals.com. Prior to his time at FIU, Ponce was one of the top high-school coaches in south Florida, serving as the head coach and offensive coordinator at Miami Senior from 2004-06 and head coach at Coral Reef from 2002-03.center_img Story Links A native of Miami, Ponce was a standout quarterback at Miami Senior, where he was team MVP, honorable-mention all-county and a finalist for the 1988 Miami Herald Hispanic Athlete of the Year award. He went on to be starting quarterback at Arizona Western College in 1989 and ’90, where he earned an associate’s degree in arts in 1990. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida International in 1997. He began his coaching career with stints as an assistant at La Progresiva Presbyterian School (offensive coordinator – 1992), Coral Gables H.S. (quarterbacks/wide receivers – 1993-96), Miami Northwestern H.S. (quarterbacks – 1998), Miami Central H.S. (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks – 1999-2000) and Miami Killian H.S. (offensive coordinator – 2001). As a high-school coach, he mentored Willis McGahee (Miami Central), who went on to be an all-America running back at the University of Miami and two-time NFL Pro Bowler. Appalachian State ranked 15th nationally in rushing offense in 2018, while ranking 20th in scoring offense. The Mountaineers scored 30 or more points in nine games, including a season high 72 points versus Gardner-Webb and 52 against South Alabama. In assisting with a potent running attack, Ponce’s offense totaled nine games of rushing for over 200 yards, posting an average of 230.6 yards a game over the last five contests. PONCE AT A GLANCECoaching Experience1992: La Progresiva Presbyterian School (offensive coordinator)1993-96: Coral Gables H.S. (quarterbacks/wide receivers)1998: Miami Northwestern H.S. (quarterbacks)1999-2000: Miami Central H.S. (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)2002-03: Miami Coral Reef H.S. (head coach)2004-06: Miami Senior H.S. (head coach/offensive coordinator)2007-12: Florida International (wide receivers)2013-pres.: Appalachian State (co-offensive coordinator (passing game)/QBs) Ponce has two children: Frankie Jr. and Isabel. Ponce tutored Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year Zac Thomas to a stellar statistical season in his only year as the starter. Thomas led the league in QBR (No. 12 FBS, 79.3), yards per pass attempt (No. 30 FBS, 8.1) and yards per completion (No. 37 FBS, 12.93). With TD runs of 25 and 35 yards in the Sun Belt title game pushing his season total to 10 rushing TDs, the 11th-best mark among  FBS QBs, he is 63-of-97 passing for 717 yards with 11 total TDs (seven passing) and no INTs since returning to the lineup after missing four games with an injury. Leading Appalachian State to an 11-2 record, Ponce’s potent aerial attack led the the Sun Belt in passing efficiency (163.2), which stood seventh-best nationally, en route to the No. 2 best red zone offense in the conference. Alma Mater: Florida International, 1997Hometown: Miami, Fla.Birthdate: April 3, 1971 Wife: Christine Cruz-PonceSons: Frankie Ponce, Lucas LaruenzDaughters: Isabel A. Ponce, Leah Laruenz Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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SAGAFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Accused of Election Violations

first_img Related Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Here we go again — every time we have an election we can count on Membership First or their associates to file some baseless charge that accomplishes nothing except to burn up even more of our members’ dues money,” she said. “This is just another cynical ploy that will come to nothing and we can add it to their tab of over a million dollars and counting the union has already spent dealing with their ridiculous stunts.”Carteris is part of the Unite for Strength slate, which has been in charge of the union leadership since 2009. She replaced the late Ken Howard as president when he died in 2016, then defeated Membership First’s Esai Morales in 2017.In a letter to SAG-AFTRA general counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Allen said, “Ms. Carteris is campaigning using what we can only assume to be insider and highly confidential information that she would be prohibited from revealing, and then used her current position of power to cause the facts underlying that highly confidential information to occur. In sum, Ms. Carteris is cheating in an attempt to get re-elected.”The letter said Carteris claimed in her campaign statement that she had “negotiated a direct, comprehensive agreement with Netflix that eliminates free bargaining in low budget SVOD, improves protections against outrageous exclusivity terms/options, and for the first time covers performance capture.”The missive asserted that the deadline to submit election statements was on June 28 but that the deal was not presented for approval to the national board until July 20.“How did Ms. Carteris know, prior to June 28 when she submitted her statement, that the Netflix deal would be approved prior to a National Board vote?” the letter asked.Allen’s letter also asserted that the Netflix agreement should have been submitted to the membership for ratification. It also accused Carteris of directing SAG-AFTRA funds and resources to help promote her campaign, including the creation of self-promoting videos and their display on the SAG-AFTRA website and throughout the common membership areas at the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters in Los Angeles.“We demand that Ms. Carteris be deemed ineligible to run in the upcoming election and that her name be stricken from the ballot,” the letter said. “Further, we demand a fair and thorough independent investigation into Ms. Carteris’ fiduciary duty violations. Furthermore, pursuant to Section 431(c)of the LMRDA, we demand access to SAG-AFTRA’s financial books and records to ascertain the extent to which SAG-AFTRA funds have been improperly used to help finance and support Ms. Carteris’ campaign.” Wednesday’s SAG-AFTRA Election to Cap Bitter Battle Between Gabrielle Carteris, Matthew Modinecenter_img Allen is a partner at the Los Angeles law firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris has been accused of violating union rules in her re-election campaign — and has issued a strong denial in response.Attorney Robert Allen, in a letter sent Monday on behalf of unnamed union members, said Carteris had allegedly used insider information to take credit for SAG-AFTRA’s new deal with Netflix and accused her of using union resources to promote her candidacy via official SAG-AFTRA videos. Allen said if Carteris’ name isn’t removed from the ballot within 10 days, he’ll file a federal lawsuit to seek an injunction and recover damages.Election ballots were mailed Monday to dues-current members and will be tabulated on Aug. 28. SAG-AFTRA represents about 160,000 performers. Carteris faces four challengers — Matthew Modine, who heads the Membership First faction; Jane Austin, the current secretary-treasurer; Abraham Justice; and Queen Alljahye Searles. Carteris blamed Membership First and said the allegations were “baseless.” Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected as SAG-AFTRA Presidentlast_img read more

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Crime Junkie Podcast Host Ashley Flowers Responds to Plagiarism Allegations

first_imgNow the charges of plagiarism against Flowers may throw a wrench into her business, which she previously said was profitable and on track to be a “seven-figure business” in 2019. About half the revenue for her company, Audiochuck (named after her dog), comes from the “Crime Junkie” members on Patreon and the rest from brands including Casper, BarkBox and Zola through ads sold by AdLarge Media. Flowers claims the podcast has 43,500 members on Patreon; the number of patrons on the “Crime Junkie” page are not public.The popularity of “Crime Junkie” led Flowers and Prawat to stage a test-run of four live shows this summer. Those each sold out, and they’ve added another 17 shows this fall.Flowers is repped by UTA, and together they’ve been pitching a “Crime Junkie” TV adaptation as well as a potential documentary feature about the unsolved murders of four employees at a Burger Chef restaurant in Indiana in 1978, which Flowers is working on as a special six-part limited podcast series.Some say her work on the Burger Chef murders project is problematic in a different way. Flowers is working with Indiana State Police investigators to get exclusive access to documents and has given the police control over what material she’s able to release on the podcast. Chris Davis, creator of the “3C Podcast – True Crime in the Circle City” program who has produced episodes about the 1978 case, said he was denied access to the files Flowers has obtained. Davis argued that, “in essence she is releasing State Police propaganda and getting paid by the public to do it.” (Flowers did not comment on this.)Flowers, 30, was born and raised in South Bend, Ind. She started “Crime Junkie” after she hosted a true-crime segment called “Murder Monday” for Indianapolis radio station WNOW two years ago. It was a pro-bono production to promote Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, where she’s a board member.The popularity of the radio program inspired her to launch “Crime Junkie,” investing about $13,000 of her personal savings into the show. Indianapolis-based Audiochuck began generating money from the podcast in July 2018 after launching a page on Patreon, where her fans can pay $5-$20 per month for additional content and other perks. A year ago she quit her day job to commit full-time to the company, which she currently runs out of a bedroom in her home. Flowers, in her response to Variety, did not address specific allegations of plagiarism.In her statement, she said, “Our research process is thorough, rigid, and exhaustive, and those familiar with ‘Crime Junkie’ are aware that we make clear references to the use of other sources and that comprehensive notes and links to all sources are made available on our show’s website.”On its website and Patreon pages, “Crime Junkie” currently includes a list with links to sources for its episode — however, it appears that for many of the episodes, the links to source material were added in the last few days. Meanwhile, with few exceptions, Flowers does not cite the sources in the audio of the podcast itself.In podcasting, the true-crime genre has become hugely popular, ignited by the first season of “Serial” in 2014. Those in the true-crime podcast world say plagiarism is rampant — it’s not unusual for some podcasters to, say, simply read whole passages from Wikipedia entries on their shows. Some creators say that they don’t post transcripts of their podcasts for that very reason.Ironically, Flowers herself has complained about her material being stolen: Last month she asked YouTube (via Twitter) to take down a channel created by someone who had ripped off 90 “Crime Junkie” episodes.Flowers doesn’t have a journalism or media background (she studied biological sciences in college and later worked at a small software firm), and is a self-taught independent podcaster. Flowers and her “Crime Junkie” sidekick Brit Prawat, who have been friends since childhood, also embarked on an ambitious weekly launch schedule, amounting to a huge amount of work for a two-member team.In less than two years, “Crime Junkie” blossomed into a smash hit. Since Flowers launched the weekly podcast in December 2017, the largely female-skewing audience for the podcast has grown dramatically. Currently, each episode averages over 1.6 million unique listens in the first four weeks; in a single month, the podcast snares more than 22 million downloads. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Ashley Flowers, creator and host of “Crime Junkie” — currently the No. 1 true-crime podcast — has been accused of using material in her show from multiple sources without credit.In a statement sent to Variety, Flowers said in part, “we recently made the decision to pull down several episodes from our main feed when their source material could no longer be found or properly cited. Since then, we’ve worked to put additional controls in place to address any gaps moving forward.”Flowers continued, “Our work would not be possible absent the incredible efforts of countless individuals who investigate and report these stories originally, and they deserve to be credited as such. We are committed to working within the burgeoning podcast industry to develop and evolve its standards on these kinds of issues.” Among the plagiarism allegations that have emerged against Flowers: Cathy Frye, who wrote a four-part series about the murder of Arkansas teen Kacie Woody for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2003, alleged in a post on Flowers’ Facebook page Sunday that “Crime Junkie’s” March 2019 episode on the Woody case relied entirely on Frye’s work without any citation.“At one point, you quoted a portion of MY copyrighted story almost verbatim,” Frye wrote in her post, directed at Flowers. “I then started listening to your other podcasts and – SURPRISE! – discovered that you don’t cite sources or credit news organizations.” Frye demanded Flowers take down the podcast; otherwise, she threatened to take legal action.Frye, contacted by Variety, said she has not received any response from Flowers or the “Crime Junkie” team about her complaint.Robin Warder, who hosts true-crime podcast “The Trail Went Cold,” wrote a post on Reddit in 2015 about the mysterious death of a man named Henry McCabe. Warder told Variety that in a May 2018 “Crime Junkie” episode covering the same case, at one point in the podcast, “Ashley Flowers is practically reading [from the Reddit post] verbatim without credit.”In a Reddit post two months ago on the “Crime Junkie” subreddit, a listener claimed that the “Crime Junkie” March 2019 podcast on Kirsten Hatfield, an Oklahoma girl who disappeared in 1997, was an almost “word for word copy” of a 2018 episode of “On the Case with Paula Zahn” that aired last year on Investigation Discovery.Over the past few days, “Crime Junkie” has removed five episodes from its website and other podcast platforms: the shows about Kacie Woody and Kirsten Hatfield — along three others: “Missing: Misty Copsey,” “Conspiracy: The Women of Juarez” and “Murdered: Angela Savage.” (Separately, in June, “Crime Junkie” pulled its June 24 episode on the 2001 murder of Amanda Cope after listeners complained it omitted allegations that her father sexually abused his daughters. “It’s never our intention to re-victimize anyone and we are very sorry that this episode did that,” the “Crime Junkie” team wrote in a tweet.)“For a long while now, ‘Crime Junkie’ has been plagiarizing journalists, television shows and other podcasters,” one true-crime podcaster, who said their material had been lifted by Flowers, told Variety. “They do not credit anyone in their episodes… They really should know better.” This individual requested anonymity, fearing backlash from “Crime Junkie” fans.last_img read more

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