Imagine Dragons To Perform At TrevorLIVE New York

first_imgImagine Dragons will perform at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, with the band’s singer, Dan Reynolds, set to be presented with the Trevor Hero Award.“With President Trump signing the religious liberty executive order last week, and anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered at the state level across the country, we need to reassure LGBTQ youth that they are not alone,” said Steve Mendelsohn, The Trevor Project Interim Executive Director. “There’s an army of allies standing with you, and they include Imagine Dragons band members and Shoshana Bean. We are grateful for advocates like them who are using their platform to counter and spread love.”“To me, equality means equal rights for all and showing love and support for every human being regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, or any other intersecting identities,” Reynolds said. “It’s important to me that I raise my three girls to see no difference in anyone and to only love. Both personally and professionally, I live my life in a way that will hopefully show my daughters that their dad will fight tirelessly until we all truly have equal rights. The Trevor Project award means far more to me than any accolade or accomplishment in my music or life. I want LGBTQ youth to know that they are whole and beautiful. I stand by their side and will do all in my power to be an ally, advocate and friend. Love is love.”TrevorLIVE New York will include a performance from the Tony-nominated musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”; standup from comedian Dana Goldberg; and an original musical number, “I Wish I Were Gay.” We are also proud to present an exclusive first look at the new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film which launched The Trevor Project – “TREVOR the musical.”The fundraiser and gala will be presented by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Deloitte.For more information on the event, click here.last_img read more

Dawson Creek male arrested in St Albert in connection to a Alberta

first_imgST. ALBERT, A.B. – A Dawson Creek man is one of our people facing charges after the RCMP found a ‘chop shop’ operating in the St. Albert area.Over the course of July 24 and 25, the Central Alberta District CRU were investigating a property and a known repeat offender in the St. Albert area.  While investigating, the CRU observed minor thefts committed by the four suspect males.On July 24, the four males were arrested.  Following their arrest, the investigation by the RCMP determined that two Ford F350s that the males were connected to had been reported stolen.  In one case, the vehicle identification number of the truck had been altered. Judicial interim release hearings have been held. Skoro and Gerrior remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018. Scott and Beckman have been released on a Recognized and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018.At the time of his arrest, Ronald Vernon Scott was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Stony Plain. With the assistance of members from St. Albert Detachment, a related residential property on Villeneuve Road was secured in anticipation of a search warrant.  On July 25, with the assistance of Edmonton RCMP Auto Theft Unit and the Wetaskiwin and St. Albert RCMP, the Central Alberta District CRU executed a search warrant.  A stolen utility trailer along with parts from a GMC Sierra were seized.Four males are facing charges as follows:44-year-old Trevor Wayne Skoro of St. Albert, is charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime; as well as, tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)48-year-old Ronald Vernon Scott of Alberta Beach is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)50-year-old Wally Allen Gerrior of St. Albert, is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)29-year-old Darcy Todd Beckman of Dawson Creek, is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)last_img read more

Annan stresses unity exhausting all avenues of peace in dealing with Iraq

“If we succeed in getting Iraq to comply fully and disarm, by effective and credible inspections, then the prize is great,” the Secretary-General said in an address this morning to the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he was awarded an honorary degree during the school’s celebration marking the 310th anniversary of its charter.“Iraq would no longer be a threat to its neighbours, and we would send a very powerful message to all other countries that are tempted to develop or acquire weapons of mass destruction,” he added. “We would strengthen the non-proliferation regime throughout the world.”The Secretary-General noted that the disarmament of Iraq was not an issue for one country alone, but for the international community as a whole. “When States decide to use force, not in self-defence but to deal with broader threats to international peace and security, there is no substitute for the unique legitimacy provided by the United Nations Security Council,” he said. “States and peoples around the world attach fundamental importance to such legitimacy, and to the international rule of law.”In citing the “horror” threatened by weapons of mass destruction, an issue confined not just to Iraq, Mr. Annan said it was vitally important the entire international community carefully re-examine the foundations of its security in a united way. “Only a collective, multilateral approach can effectively curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and make the world a safer place,” he said. “Nothing would undermine that goal more fatally than the actual use of weapons of mass destruction.”He recalled that it was due in large part to the firm challenge issued by United States President George W. Bush – and the pressure that followed it – that UN inspectors have returned to Iraq after a nearly four-year absence, backed by the power of a unanimous Security Council resolution giving them a new, more authoritative and robust mandate.With that unanimity in the international community – a message conveyed by a united Security Council, by the Arab League and by Iraq’s neighbours – the Secretary-General warned that if Iraq fails to make use of this last chance to disarm and continues its defiance, the Council will have to make another grim choice, based on the findings of the UN inspectors. “When that time comes, the Council must face up to its responsibilities,” Mr. Annan said.“In my experience, it always does so best and most effectively when its members work in unison,” he said, underscoring that the Council should proceed in a determined, reflective, deliberative manner. “Its measures must be seen as firm, effective, credible and reasonable – not only by the Council members, but by the public at large.”He added: “The broader our consensus on Iraq, the better the chance that we can come together again and deal effectively with other burning conflicts in the world. These conflicts cause untold suffering, and urgently need our attention: from Israel and Palestine to Congo and Côte d’Ivoire, not to mention our efforts to stabilize Afghanistan.”Even beyond that, the Secretary-General said, the United Nations has a wider international agenda, set when the world’s leaders came together in 2000 and adopted the Millennium Declaration, which established clear targets – not only for peace, security and disarmament but for a host of other global ills. “It is by our success or failure in fulfilling those Millennium Goals, and not just in Iraq, that the role of the United Nations in the twenty-first century should be assessed,” he said. read more

Agreed themes but no common statement emerge from Economic and Social Council

Addressing the Council at a session which wrapped up late on Friday, Pakistan’s Ambassador, Munir Akram, explained that since efforts to produce a ministerial declaration had not been successful, he would prepare and circulate a Chair’s summary of the high-level segment, reflecting the discussions that had taken place during the three-day meeting. Highlighting some broad themes that had emerged during the discussions, he noted that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of anti-poverty targets adopted at a UN summit in 2000, together with the outcomes of other major UN conferences, constituted a comprehensive development agenda for the international community. The challenge was not devising a plan but acting on it, he said.While pointing out that overall progress in reaching the Goals had been uneven, he said a new spirit of shared responsibility was emerging. At the same time, he cautioned that this positive atmosphere must be maintained to give rise to concrete achievements at the 2005 World Summit to be held at UN Headquarters in September. Drawing another lesson from the high-level meeting, Mr. Akram said it served to highlight ECOSOC’s important role as the sole body bringing together governments, international agencies, civil society and business to conduct a comprehensive and open dialogue on how to reach common agenda. read more

Amid EritreanEthiopian tension UN Security Council envoy continues mission

The Chairman of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, Japanese Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, who yesterday conferred with Ethiopian officials, today visited the Eritrean capital of Asmara and operational sectors affected by Eritrea’s ban on UN helicopter flights.All the observers stressed the debilitating effects of the ban on freedom of movement and the challenge this posed for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea’s (UNMEE) ability to fulfil its mandate to monitor the ceasefire between the two countries. The ban forced UNMEE to vacate 18 of 40 locations in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) because they had become no longer operationally viable.In Asmara, Mr. Oshima met the Acting Chief Representative for Coordination with UNMEE as well as the Director in the Office of Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki.Asked whether there was any progress on the issue of humanitarian flights, he said that the issue was raised with the Director of the Office of the President, but no concrete answer was given. Last month permission was not forthcoming for the helicopter evacuation of two UNMEE personnel injured in a road accident.Mr. Oshima told the press he would report to the Security Council on what he has seen and heard “so that the Council as a whole will be able to make a good judgment” that will above all promote peace between both countries.Last month, warning that the serious deterioration of the situation could lead to “another round of devastating hostilities,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the Council to ensure that Eritrean restrictions on UN peacekeepers were lifted.But he also urged the 15-member body to address the underlying causes of the stalemate in the peace process, including Ethiopia’s opposition to significant parts of the agreed Boundary Commission’s binding demarcation decisions.Since then, UNMEE has reported movements of military personnel on both sides of the TSZ and irregular activities inside the Zone, including small and large military and paramilitary formations, and the movement of armour and aerial defence equipment. read more

Bell says its needs to buy Astral media to compete in digital

Bell says its needs to buy Astral media to compete in digital world MONTREAL – Bell should be allowed buy specialty TV and radio station company Astral Media to get bigger to take on foreign online competitors like Netflix, BCE CEO George Cope said Friday as part of the telecom giant’s final pitch to CRTC.If the $3.4-billion deal is shot down, Astral’s assets will ultimately be split up, guaranteeing the continued foreign dominance in every way that online content is delivered, Cope said.Astral own 25 channels, including The Movie Network, HBO Canada and French -language Super Ecran, Family Channel and Disney Junior and more than 80 radio stations.“Canada should not have to wait any longer to deploy a viable, national multi-platform solution, backed by a company with the resources to compete against well-funded global competitors,” he said on the final day of the regulatory hearing.If the acquisition is approved, Bell will have even more content from Astral to put on TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets of its own customers and to sell to its competitors. Bell bought the rest of the CTV assets it didn’t already own in 2010 to put more programming across the four screens.Meanwhile, the CBC objected in a last minute letter to the CRTC on Friday to Bell’s plans to set up a new, national French-language all-news service.CBC’s French-language service has RDI, a 24-hour all-news service and Quebecor runs French all-news service LCN. Bell’s proposed service would mean a third French-language all-news competitor based in Montreal.The CBC has objected to Bell using $20 million to start the all-news service from the more than $240 million it will contribute to what’s called a “tangible benefits” package — an additional financial obligation — if the deal is approved.Bell said it’s confident its French-language news service will go ahead.“I think we’d be surprised to see CBC or SRC (Societe Radio Canada) come forward and say that another voice of news for the French community isn’t a strong addition,” Kevin Crull, president of Bell Media division, said after the hearing.The use of the tangible benefits package by Bell to launch an all-news service raised some eyebrows, though.The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists told the CRTC that it would be “completely inappropriate” to use the money to fund the news service.“There are a number of great proposals for social benefits submitted for BCE’s consideration — including from the Broadcast History Museum and the Actor’s Fund of Canada,” said ACTRA president Ferne Downey.“These are worthy beneficiaries for whom even a little would mean a lot,” Downey said.During Bell’s final pitch to the CRTC, Cope played down the potential dominance of Bell would have.“As we’ve made clear, Bell’s share of English language TV viewing will be 33.5 per cent following the Astral-Bell transaction,” Cope said.That’s under the 35 per cent threshold set by the CRTC.Cope also said Bell makes its TV content available to its competitors, denying accusations the company has been an unwilling or difficult negotiator and has pushed up prices.Astral CEO Ian Greenberg says Canada needs its own online TV and movie service to compete with Netflix and the merger of the two companies would allow that.If it’s so easy to set up competitors to Netflix, why hasn’t anyone else in Canada already done that, asked Greenberg.“The answer is that it requires the scope only a transaction like this one brings,” Greenberg told the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.“Astral considered doing so, alone and in partnership, but we were unable to develop a viable business case,” he said.Greenberg added that competition won’t disappear because of the transaction and independent players will continue to emerge, saying, “After all, that’s how we got started.”Earlier Friday, several small TV, film and media companies spoke up in favour of Bell’s takeover of Astral, saying bigger is better to compete with online entertainment companies like Netflix and to get Canadian content a bigger audience.Bringing together Bell and Astral will only strengthen the Canadian broadcast system on all platforms, said John Brunton, chief executive and chairman of Insight Production Company Ltd.“Services like Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube, Google, Facebook — the list goes on — are just the tip of the ice berg of what we’re going to face in the next few years,” Brunton said.“I truly believe that our American counterparts will continue to find ways of dealing directly with Canadian consumers, which will eliminate Canadian companies in the process. The bigger and stronger our media companies are, the more likely our production community will thrive and prosper, in my opinion,” he said.Insight Production Company produces “Canada’s Got Talent,” “Canadian Idol, “Big Brother Canada,” “Canada Sings,” “Intervention Canada” and “Top Chef Canada.”Brunton said he has produced 1,201 hours of programming with CTV and its associated specialty channels, which Bell owns.“BCE promotes creative and innovation. That’s been our experience.”The Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters said it also supports the deal because it will provide new opportunities to promote Canadian films and reach larger audiences.Association president Ted East said Bell’s announcement of a new service to compete with online Netflix will provide a platform for Canadian movies.“Having Bell Media as an enthusiastic supporter of Canadian feature films will be a critical component in their success in the decade ahead,” East said.But a small association of cable TV distributors spoke against the deal.The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance told the CRTC that Bell will have too much control over programming if it’s allowed to buy Astral Media (TSX:ACM.A) and suggested that consumers will pay the price if competition is reduced.“This transaction would give Bell control over the marquee programming content, both English and French, that is available to Canadian consumers,” said Alyson Townsend, president and CEO of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.There has been a long list of companies and groups that have come out against the proposed acquisition of Astral (TSX:ACM.A), a friendly deal valued at about $3.4 billion when it was announced March 16.BCE Inc. owns Bell Canada, the CTV television network, the former Chum radio stations and numerous specialty TV channels, as well as online sites for them all.Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) and Cogeco Inc. (TSX:GCO) have come out against the deal, while Calgary’s Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) supports it. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 15, 2012 12:23 pm MDT read more

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and

first_img 16,402 Views RATS, MICE, BLUEBOTTLES and garden ants were among the pests and creepy crawlies found at Leinster House in the past two years.A pest control company was called to the parliamentary complex 15 times to deal with the threat of infestations during 2015 and 2016, at a cost of €8,354.20 to the taxpayer.Inspection reports compiled by the company reveal problems with black garden ants in the crèche at Leinster House, rats outside the press office and an infestation of bluebottle flies in TDs’ offices.Last May, the pest control firm was called out to deal with reports of rats on the ground floor of the main building following complaints of a “rancid smell” emanating from the floor outside the press office.A pest control technician reported that there was a hole in flooring outside the ladies’ toilets, which exposed “old cast-iron waste pipes” and acted as an entry point for rodents.“A callout visit was carried out in response to a rancid smell from under flooring in corridor outside press office,” the inspection report stated.Area was inspected and rodent activity evident with rodent droppings visible under flooring in this area, and one rat removed from under flooring.Last October, the pest control company was called in response to reports of a bluebottle infestation in three rooms in the LH2000 annex of Leinster House, where many TDs and senators have their offices.A pesticide spray treatment was carried out to address the infestation in the three offices located on the third floor of the building, as well as in the adjacent corridor.“Sub-floor and suspended roof inspected but no sign of any dead rodent bodies or rodent droppings,” the inspection report notes. “All fly-alighting areas were treated as required, including around windows. Control should be achieved within 24-48 hours.”In July 2015, a spray treatment was also carried out in the crèche area of Leinster House in response to an infestation of black garden ants. Ant activity was also noted elsewhere on the ground floor of the main building.‘Deep clean’ recommendedRecords released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the pest control company was called to the complex 15 times in 2015 and 2016. There have been two callouts to date in 2017.On 31 January, the company was summoned in response to a “smell of rodent” in the Kildare Street reception of Leinster House. However, no dead rodents were discovered on inspection. On 27 March, the company was again called out in response to sightings of “rats in [the] main building on [the] ground floor”.In their inspection report following the callout, the technician recommended that a “deep clean” of the canteen was required “as there is a lot of food debris, which is a food source for rodents and needs to be cleaned ASAP”.A spokesperson for the Houses of the Oireachtas said: “We routinely check traps, baits and call in pest control as would happen in any other building of similar age in a city centre location surrounded by construction and Luas works.”Read: Fears of more disruption as NBRU may be sued over ‘wildcat’ strikeRead: Six more teenagers from ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp arrive in Ireland Image: Shutterstock/Gallinago_media Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 57 Comments Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 2:04 PM Apr 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM Short URL Share505 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Gallinago_media By Darragh McDonaghlast_img read more

GOCMV new location

first_imgThe Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria will begin to operate from the temporary location of 6 Easey Street, Collingwood as of Monday 22 October. This is due to the demolition of the old building and work that is about to begin on the new cultural centre on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Russell Streets in the city of Melbourne. Telephone and fax numbers are to remain the same. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Les autorités britanniques promeuvent le tourisme vert en Écosse

first_imgLes autorités britanniques promeuvent le tourisme vert en ÉcosseRelayé par la BBC, le lancement d’un guide du tourisme écologique à l’attention des professionnels du secteur en Écosse, témoigne de la volonté des autorités de ce pays de développer encore ce business, fructueux pour l’économie et l’environnement. Avec un million de visiteurs et 276 millions de livres générés chaque année, le tourisme dit faunique, ou plus généralement l’écotourisme, se porte bien en Écosse. Pour mieux faire encore, Tourism Intelligence Scotland (TIS), en partenariat avec Scottish Natural Heritage, vient de publier un nouveau guide offrant des conseils destinés aux professionnels du tourisme, sur la façon d’aider les amateurs de la faune sauvage à tirer le meilleur parti de leur voyage en Écosse.À lire aussiQuand une cascade se met à couler à l’envers en EcosseLe guide encourage par exemple les fournisseurs d’hébergement à proposer à leur clientèle l’accès à des cartes et à des paires de jumelles, et à enrichir leurs sites web avec de l’information sur les réserves faunistiques locales et les sentiers de randonnée. “L’Écosse dispose d’une faune riche et d’une gamme abondante d’habitats uniques, du balbuzard pêcheur à la loutre, et des forêts aux terres agricoles. (…) Quelques 58 % de tous les visiteurs venant en Écosse citent nos paysages et nos sites comme principale raison de leur choix de destination de vacances”, a déclaré le ministre du Tourisme Fergus Ewing, à l’occasion du lancement de l’ouvrage. Le 13 juillet 2012 à 17:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

USA Network wins the summer RAW 1 weekly cable series

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Ellie Gouldings New Album And The Inspiration For It WhatsApp Comcast Has Strong Earnings Quarter Twitter Jukin Media Channels Added to Comcasts X1 The following was issued by the USA Network on Thursday.USA NETWORK WINS THE SUMMER, RANKING #1 IN KEY DEMOS ACROSS ALL BASIC CABLECRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘MR. ROBOT’ RANKS AS SUMMER’S #2 NEW CABLE SERIESPOWERHOUSE DRAMA ‘SUITS’ EARNS TOP 5 SPOT IN SCRIPTED BASIC CABLEWWE CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS THE #1 WEEKLY SERIES ON CABLENEW YORK – September 3, 2015 – USA Network tops all basic cable networks this summer (June-August) in the key demos P18-49 (779,000), P25-54 (843,000) and P18-34 (367,000) in press prime. The network’s success was driven by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit original drama MR. ROBOT and the ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, as well as the network’s popular returning original series including SUITS, GRACELAND, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, and ROYAL PAINS. USA’s powerful slate of acquired content, including LAW & ORDER: SVU and NCIS also helped fuel the win.Season-to-date, the breakout hit MR. ROBOT is averaging 1.4MM P18-49, 1.5MM P25-54 and 2.8MM total P2+, making it the #2 new scripted basic cable drama series of the summer and #3 new scripted basic cable drama series of the year in the key demos. To-date, MR. ROBOT has been sampled 17.4MM times across all platforms — including linear, VOD, iTunes, and multiple digital outlets. The show has garnered 9.3MM VOD transactions thus far and was July’s #1 basic cable performer across Comcast on demand platforms. Also the series is regularly ranked among the top five most downloaded series on iTunes. On, MR. ROBOT recorded the highest engagement rate of any first season USA original (14 min. vs. average 6 min.) and the most video streams for a new USA series in five years (6.4MM season-to-date).WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW continues to be the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing a live three-hour block every Monday night, 52 weeks a year. This summer RAW again earned a spot in the top ten shows on television, averaging 1.83MM P18-49, 1.965MM P25-54, 949K P18-34 and 4.22MM P2+.SUITS delivered a strong summer performance, ranking as a top 5 basic cable scripted drama among P18-49 (1.5MM) and a top 10 summer basic cable series among P2+ (3.8MM).In 2015 to-date, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST has seen high double-digit growth in P18-49 (+43%), P25-54 (+68%) and P2+ (+58%), compared to 2014. CHRISLEY was the top unscripted cable series on Comcast’s XFinity on Demand service in July and has garnered 15.5MM VOD transactions this year across all on demand services.ROYAL PAINS, which has been renewed for an eighth season, averaged 3MM viewers P2+, and GRACELAND is averaging 1.6MM P2+ leading into the thrilling third season finale.USA boasts a portfolio that includes the some of the strongest-performing acquired series on cable in primetime, with LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and NCIS ranking as the top two acquired dramas in prime this summer in P18-49 (SVU 544,000 / NCIS 378,000), P25-54 (SVU 570,000 / NCIS 492,000) and total viewers P2+ (SVU 1.5MM / NCIS 1.9MM).In addition to the network’s on air success, enjoyed one of its strongest summers ever, following a site redesign at the end of May. Year-over-year engagement significantly increased in terms of total streams (+144%), average time spent (+67%), and unique visitors (+16%). In July alone, the site earned 3.4MM uniques, 10.5MM video streams (the highest in five years) and users spent 24.6 minutes per visit.About USA NetworkUSA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipEllie Gouldings New Album And The Inspiration For ItVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 42.51%0:02Remaining Time -1:07 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ellie Goulding WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Marvel Fans Worry Comcast Threatens Disney-Fox Deal Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20last_img read more

Albion set to sign versatile Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun

first_imgEnglish Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion are on the brink of signing Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun from Mainz on a free transfer.Brighton boss, Chris Hughton is willing to add defensive cover to his squad and Balogun seems to be the ideal replacement for Uwe Hunemeier who left the club for SC Paderborn at the start of this offseason. Balogun can play anywhere across the backline which stands him out as an attractive proposition, according to ESPN FC.The 29-year-old Super Eagles star is out of contract at Mainz this summer and Hughton is keen on strengthening his squad since they have already secured their status in the EPL for next season. Hence, he’s willing to bring Balogun who can play at center-back and full-back to the Amex Stadium.News: Samson Siasia banned for life by FIFA George Patchias – August 16, 2019 The former manager of the Nigerian national team Samson Siasia has been banned from football for life.A match-fixing investigation has been carried out by…Balogun won 16 caps for Nigeria, helped the Super Eagles qualify for this summer’s World Cup and he could feature for his country in their friendly against England at Wembley, Russia next month.He previously had spells with Turkiyemspor, Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt 98last_img read more

Worldcolor EBITDA More Than Doubles on Cost Cutting

first_imgMagazine printer Worldcolor today reported a net loss of $29 million during the first quarter of 2010, compared to a loss of $126 million during the same period last year. The company generated $692 million in revenue during the first period, down about 8 percent from $752 million last year.Despite the lower profits and revenues, Worldcolor says it more than doubled its adjusted EBITDA during the first quarter to $79 million, versus $36 million during the same period in 2009 (it is the third consecutive quarter of EBITDA growth). The company attributes the value boost to cost containment and reduction initiatives which saw workforce reductions and the closing of six facilities in North America during the first three months of the year. Worldcolor says its cost of sales decreased 16 percent.“It [EBITDA growth] exceeded our own expectations, ” chairman and CEO Mark Angelson said during Worldcolor’s earnings call. “This is not as high as we would like, but it is a move in the right direction.” Worldcolor reported at total of $45 million in Impairment of assets, restructuring and other charges (IAROC), due mainly to severance and the facilities closures. The company reported free cash flow of $98 million.Also on the earnings call was Quad/Graphic s CEO Joel Quadracci and CFO John Fowler. The Sussex, Wisconsin-based printer agreed to acquire Worldcolor earlier this year in a stock exchange that will have Worldcolor shareholders receiving approximately 40 percent of the outstanding shares of Quad/Graphics at closing and Quad/Graphics shareholders holding roughly 60 percent. Quadracci said the main goal is to get the “synergies” between Worldcolor and Quad on schedule while controlling costs and creating a smooth transition for employees. “We’ve received good customer reaction and support for the deal,” he said. “The integration is going well and is consistent with antitrust laws.”“We’re very comfortable with progress,” Angelson said, indicating that the deal is anticipated to close by “early summer.”last_img read more

A New Chicago Office for Pitchfork and Condé Nast

first_img Until last week, Pitchfork worked out of Logan Square, while Condé Nast’s sales team worked out of the John Hancock Center. Still, Pitchfork’s Midwestern roots shine through its annual summer music festival at Chicago’s Union Park — this year’s headliners include LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, and A Tribe Called Quest. Condé Nast has a new office in downtown Chicago. The move, first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, relocated 20 Pitchfork staffers and 17 members of the Condé Nast sales team to a consolidated 15,000 sq. ft. office in the Merchandise Mart. As the team moves offices, it also moves on from its short-lived print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review. First launched in November 2013, the long-form music magazine quietly folded this February. Chicago has long been home to Pitchfork, which was acquired by Condé Nast in 2015, and now has a staff of 30 working out of 1 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Launched around 1996 out of a garage near Minneapolis, the online magazine was built up in the Windy City by founder/EIC Ryan Schreiber, before he opened an NYC office in 2007.last_img read more

Surge in auto cement stocks pushes Sensex to record high

first_imgBuildings are reflected on the glass windows of the NSE (National Stock Exchange) building in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2016.Reuters fileIndian shares gained for the third straight session on Tuesday, with the benchmark BSE index hitting a record, as cement and auto stocks surged on hopes of improved results, while reports suggested a surge in exports to BRICS nations.Cement maker ACC Ltd jumped as much as 13.3 percent after posting a market-beating quarterly profit. The Mumbai-based company expects demand to be positive, driven by sustained infrastructure spends and rural housing and a normal monsoon.UltraTech Cement Ltd, one of the biggest contributors to gains in the indexes, was up nearly 5 percent. Grasim Industries Ltd rose 6.2 percent. “Demand for cement is increasing and these companies are seeing higher realisations,” said Mugilan K, deputy manager of research at Cholamandalam Securities.”By December we could see Nifty breaching 11,500 levels and in the medium term we can expect Nifty to hit 12,000.” Technically, the NSE index’s wave pattern suggests it is in wave 3 of a five-wave cycle. If the current wave travels the same distance as wave 1, the index may rise up to 11,538.5 in a couple of months. A broker monitors share prices at a brokerage firm in Mumbai August 9, 2011. [ File photo]ReutersIndia’s overall exports to BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) jumped 7.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, while imports fell, the Economic Times reported, citing Press Trust of India. The broader NSE Nifty was up 0.52 percent at 11,142.3 as of 0634 GMT, while the BSE Sensex was 0.43 percent higher at 36,877.71.Auto stocks reversed losses with the Nifty Auto index trading 1.2 percent higher. The index had shed 2.1 percent in the last six sessions after the government increased the official maximum load carrying capacity of heavy vehicles.L&T Infotech Ltd rose 7 percent on Tuesday after June-quarter profit rose 35 percent, while L&T Technology Services gained 13.8 percent as quarterly profit more than doubled. Shares of telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks Ltd was up 5.6 percent after strong results the day before.last_img read more

Minor girl killed as norwester hits Natore Joypurhat

first_imgA minor girl was killed while at least 30 people injured as a nor’wester coupled with hailstorm and rain swept different parts of Natore and Joypurhat districts on Tuesday afternoon.In Natore, Sathi Khatun, 9, daughter of Mojnu Mia, was killed when the branch of a tree fell on her during the storm at Lakshmipur around 5:00pm. She was a class III student of a local school.Several hundred trees were uprooted while many croplands were damaged during the storm, said Sima Rani Kunda, assistant general manager of Palli Bidyut Samity-1.In Joypurhat, at least 30 people were injured and some 50 houses including schools, madrasas and shops were damaged as a storm lashed Panchbibi upazila of the district around 4:00pm.Members of Fire Service and Civil Defence rescued the injured people and sent to Joypurhat Modern Hospital, said Bozlar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi police station.last_img read more

GTA V preorder items and 5 locations leaked

first_imgRockstar confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V would be released in Spring 2013 just a few days ago with further official details expected this month. However, it looks as if the flood gates are beginning to open as retailers are starting to leak details about the game.First up is the pre-order swag you can expect to get. The items on offer include a poster and an image viewer. Along with the image viewer you get 5 images, which reveal 5 locations from the game. They are Del Perro Pier, Grapeseed, Zancudo River, Vinewood Hills, and Vespucci Canals.The image viewer looks to have a chain allowing you to attached it to a key ring if you so wish. The cards it uses come in their own GTA V-branded box. Pre-orders aren’t officially open yet, but receipts are appearing suggesting some retailers are already accepting partial payment to secure a copy and the pre-order swag.The items on offer appear to be just for pre-ordering the standard version of the game. I’d be surprised not to see a collector’s and/or deluxe edition with better GTA-branded items included.Full details about GTA V are set to appear in Game Informer magazine next week. By then, the leaks may have already revealed most of what the magazine has to offer.Although the game is only confirmed as a Spring release, it’s expected Rockstar and Take Two will release it before the end of March. If that’s the case, expect any big game releases around the same time to have their launch date changed. No one wants to release at the same time as a GTA game.More at GTAgaming [1][2]last_img read more

Personal Travel Managers discover family fun in the Maldives

first_imgPersonal travel managers enjoy a welcome fresh coconut drink at the family friendly Anantara Dhigu Resort. From left Tina Vitelli (national partnership office), Maree Oxford, Pamela Baas, Sharon Wright, Amanda Anthony, Sylvia Holland, Lea Burford, Debbie Bean, Maria Miller and Leigh Holme (Freestyle Holidays)Personal Travel Managers discover family fun in the MaldivesA select group of personal travel managers recently enjoyed a seven-night Maldives experience as part of a TravelManagers exclusive educational, hosted by Freestyle Holidays and Singapore Airlines.The famil was offered to eight personal travel managers in recognition of their top sales in 2015 for Freestyle Holidays. Participating personal travel managers were Victoria based Sylvia Holland, Debra Bean, Sharon Wright and Lea Burford; New South Wales representatives Maree Oxford, Maria Miller and Pamela Baas; and Amanda Anthony from Queensland. Tina Vitelli from the national partnership office also joined the group that was escorted by Leigh Holme, Sales Executive Freestyle Holidays.Executive General Manager – Michael GazalTravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal attributes the company’s exceptional, strong and effective business relationships with key partner suppliers as being integral in their support of incentives.“Key supplier partner relationships have been built over many years and support of our partner suppliers’ products is absolutely key. The ability for our personal travel managers to support partners’ sales incentives and experience dedicated famils is a large part of this support.”The personal travel managers all agree the Maldives, located just a four and a half hour flight from Singapore with its beautiful beaches, rich culture and very hospitable people offers a luxurious, cultural and relaxing beach holiday experience.“The way that it looks in the brochures with its idyllic white sand beaches, clear blue waters and stunning overwater bungalows is truly how the Maldives is in real life. The snorkelling and dive sights around the coral atolls are incredible. No matter where you snorkel, you see so many different types of fish and coral of many colours. Everybody you meet is so friendly and the service of all the staff at the resorts was amazing, they couldn’t do enough for you,” says Baas, representative for Wallsend.The Maldives has a reputation for being a honeymoon destination, yet the real surprise for the personal travel managers is that the Maldives also offers a fantastic holiday experience for families.A typical start to the day as the sun rises behind the Velassaru Luxury Resort’s overwater villas“Whilst some resorts are adults only, there are plenty that cater really well for children of all ages. I can highly recommend the Anantara Dhigu Resort. It truly offers fun and games that never stop! The kids will love exploring the island with Little Hermie and his friends Mishell, Cookie Crab, Captain Red Claw at the Dhoni kids club. The climbing wall and tree house is a great place for the kids to be active and make new friends and meals times are easy with a dedicated children’s menu,” says Holland, representative for Mount Eliza.For personal travel manager Anthony, representative for Yeppoon it was the incredible cuisine that was a real highlight and the all-inclusive concept provides a great value for money holiday option.“All the food was amazing, so fresh and delicious. The tuna was simply exquisite; my mouth waters every time I think about it. As the resorts are island based you eat at your resort. To make it cost effective I recommend for clients to purchase the half board or full board option at the time of booking. As it’s prepaid, you don’t spend your holiday worrying about the prices on the menu, instead just enjoy the cuisine. It really is the perfect way to holiday.”The TravelManagers’ personal travel manager educational programme is backed up by strong state and national support, which includes a national partnership office and seven state-based business partnership managers.“TravelManagers national partnership office provide access to virtual office technology, training, marketing, fares and ticketing as well as 24/7 access to all mid and back-office processes. Combined with local business partnership managers and valuing key partner supplier relationships, personal travel managers have access to the broadest and most in-depth support nationwide. This type of behind the scenes central and local state-based support is crucial,” says Gazal.For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagers TravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases. 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Defensively he and his teammates are breaking in

first_imgDefensively, he and his teammates are breaking in a brand new defensive coordinator.Ray Horton was not retained — he’s in Cleveland — allowing head coach Bruce Arians to bring in his own guy, Todd Bowles, who split last season between working as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in Philadelphia.“Todd Bowles just wants us to be a lot more aggressive and attacking,” Campbell said. “It’s something that we’ve been working on, hardcore, all of us on the D-line, just going for it and causing havoc. It’s coming.”The defense, while not all that different from the previous two seasons, does allow for defensive ends — like Campbell — to pursue the quarterback with fewer obstacles.“The defensive ends in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense very seldom ever have sacks. They’re two-gap players,” Arians explained. “We’re more of a one-gap penetrating team.”Campbell had 6.5 sacks last season, the fourth straight year he’s had at least six, but shy of his career-high of eight in 2011.“This defense we have right now is going to be very aggressive, very physical,” he said. “We’re going to cause a lot of havoc, create a lot of turnovers and make a lot of plays. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arians called the 6-foot-8 Campbell, who led the team in sacks for three straight years from 2009-11, “steady as they get” and noted he’s improved his play against the run, which “with his length sometimes that’s hard.”Campbell is entering his sixth year, and may be on the verge of a big year given, not only the addition of Bowles, but the addition of veteran linebacker John Abraham, a four-time Pro Bowl selection.“Man, John Abraham already in his few days he’s been here has taught me a whole lot, and gave me some drills to work on to really improve my game,” Campbell said. “Having him in my ear, telling me how I can be better, you can’t buy that. It’s amazing that he’s here. Having a guy like that who knows so much, I can look up to and get a lot of his insight and all of his tricks.” – / 22 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo GLENDALE — Five days into camp, Calais Campbell likes what he sees.“We’re just getting better and better, and we’re right where we want to be,” he said Tuesday.Yes, mistakes are being made, but that’s to be expected less than a week in.“You make mistakes and learn from them now so that by the time games come around, you’re ready,” said Campbell. “That’s the whole point of camp.” last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Luxury Collection

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., has announced that Hotel Talisa, a top luxury ski resort in Vail, Colorado, has joined the brand’s ensemble of world-renowned hotels and resorts, deeply rooted in their destinations.Vail’s only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, Hotel Talisa, A Luxury Collection Resort, Vail offers sleek sophistication in an idyllic setting, with interior design by LEO A DALY, reflecting Vail’s rich history and the spirit of Rocky Mountain adventure. A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Colorado’s rugged Gore Mountain Range, Hotel Talisa is designed to feel like a private oasis from the outside world. With a creek-side setting ideal for active and meditative guest experiences, the luxury resort offers an on-property chairlift, on-site rentals and ticket office and a world-class ski concierge.“This latest addition to our Luxury Collection portfolio marks our first ski destination property in North America as we continue to expand our footprint in captivating destinations across the US,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection.Vail Hotel Partners LLC, a private real estate investment firm, has invested over $65 million in renovating and rebranding the hotel. Formerly known as the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, the 285-room property will reposition as Vail’s newest luxury resort. Hotel Talisa remains under the management of Two Roads Hospitality, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States.A unique and cherished expression of its location, The Luxury Collection’s Hotel Talisa offers three culinary venues and new to the property is The Spa at Hotel Talisa.In celebration of the grand opening, Hotel Talisa is inviting guests to enjoy four nights for the price of three with any stay for three nights or more through 15 April 2019.See back to the enewsletterlast_img read more