Flint was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday morning. He was 49. Singer Blunt wrote on Twitter: “At the Q Awards years ago, when @NoelGallagher was saying he was leaving Ibiza because I’d moved there, and @DamonAlbarn refused to be in the same picture as me, and @PaulWellerHQ was saying he’d rather eat his own s*** than work with me, Keith Flint came over, gave me a hug, and said how thrilled he was for my success. “Keith, I only met you once, but I shed a tear at the news of your death. In our business, there are no prizes for being kind, but if there was, that Grammy would be yours.” Many famous faces have posted messages on social media following news of the star’s death. Gail Porter, who dated Flint between 1999 and 2000, was among those to comment. The presenter simply wrote the word “heartbroken” on Twitter. Boy George said: “Shocked about Keith Flint from @the_prodigy what a waste of a vibrant frequency. … [Read more...] about James Blunt’s moving anecdote about Keith Flint says everything
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Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 04/03/2019, 10:51 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter James Blunt has penned an emotional tribute to Keith Flint, saying The Prodigy star showed him kindness when others in the industry did not. Flint was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday morning. He was 49. Singer Blunt wrote on Twitter: “At the Q Awards years ago, when @NoelGallagher was saying he was leaving Ibiza because I’d moved there, and @DamonAlbarn refused to be in the same picture as me, and @PaulWellerHQ was saying he’d rather eat his own s*** than work with me, Keith Flint came over, gave me a hug, and said how thrilled he was for my success. “Keith, I only met you once, but I shed a tear at the news of your death. In our business, there are no prizes for being kind, but if there was, that Grammy would be yours.” Many famous faces have posted messages on social media following news of the … [Read more...] about James Blunt says The Prodigy’s Keith Flint deserved a Grammy for kindness
The Facebook-Google duopoly has a stranglehold over internet advertising. While the search engine dominates the pairing, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation is no slouch – last year, more than a fifth (21.8 per cent) of all US digital ad spending went to the social media network, equivalent to $28.2bn (£21.7bn). But the company is in hot water, and its grip on the ad market may be slipping. The latest obstacle arrived last week. Following an 18-month inquiry, the UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport select committee released its final report into how dis- information and fake news are being spread online, especially on Facebook. The report warned that “malicious forces” are using the platform to undermine elections and democracy, and called for new regulations that would make tech companies like Facebook responsible for taking down harmful content. It also called for more transparency around who pays for ads on social media, as well as the … [Read more...] about Facebook, social media and ads – when will marketers abandon the network?
The word of the moment, appearing with growing frequency on social media and in newspapers, is “kakistocracy”, which means government by the incompetent (kakistos was the Greek word for worst). It could have been invented for the likes of our own Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, our Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, and our Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson. Grayling can’t find a company that actually owns ferries to run emergency post-Brexit ferry services. Fox can’t persuade any countries other than Israel, Switzerland, the Faroe Islands and a few other minnows to sign post-Brexit trade deals. Williamson aims to “enhance our lethality” by establishing bases and deploying warships east of Suez, apparently unaware that we abandoned such extravagances over 50 years ago because we couldn’t afford them. The first recorded use of kakistocracy was by a preacher called Paul Gosnold in 1644. He was a royalist lamenting attempts to transform “our … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight First Thoughts: Chris Grayling’s only victory, Corbyn’s hinterland and how to run a People’s Vote
0 Have your say ON the day that Jo Johnson – Boris’s little brother – resigned as Rail Minister last November so that he could speak out over Brexit, I wrote the editorial for The Yorkshire Post calling for him to be a replaced by a MP from the North. For once, Theresa May listened and Harrogate MP Andrew Jones made a return journey to the Department for Transport where he had been an unspectacular junior Minister previously. The Yorkshire Post says: Rail opportunity to promote Northern MP to key briefAnd even though he is too embarrassed to publicise his new brief on his Twitter feed – or, God forbid, engage with the travelling public as their trains are delayed or cancelled – Mr Jones has, so far, been more conciliatory and emollient. For now, he is still deserving of the benefit of the doubt despite Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s contempt for the North, and serial buckpassing, that will never be forgiven or forgotten … [Read more...] about Tom Richmond: Time for Rail Minister Andrew Jones to prove he’s on side of commuters