Avalanche Warning for Mountains of Western Canada

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgREVELSTOKE, B.C. – A Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, is effective immediately by Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country applying to all the forecast regions in western Canada.For a map of the regions involved, click here.According to the warning, there will be a significant warming forecast to hit BC and Alberta this week. With the temperature rise will increase the likelihood of avalanches throughout the mountains. As well as the warm weather and BC’s spring break, it is expected more people will be heading into the mountains. “This is the first big warming to hit our snowpack, which is still fairly complex and winter-like,” explains Senior Avalanche Forecaster Grant Helgeson. “Any time the snowpack is hit with a big change, it tends to de-stabilize. The temperatures are forecast to increase substantially this week, with no nighttime cooling. This will weaken the snowpack on all aspects, increasing the possibility of large natural avalanches as well making it easier for the weight of a person to trigger deeper weak layers.”Avalanche Canada, Parks Canada and Kananaskis Country warns all backcountry users, including those going outside ski area boundaries, to keep careful track of their regional avalanche forecasts at www.avalanche.ca.Everyone in a backcountry party needs the essential rescue gear—transceiver, probe and shovel—and the knowledge to use it. Ensure your party re-groups well away from avalanche slopes, including overhead hazard such as cornices says the warning.Those heading to the mountains to snowshoe or explore the front country should also be aware that many popular summer trails are exposed to avalanche terrain. Plan ahead and research your route to make sure you are avoiding these areas.last_img read more


Twitter expands dark mode options on iOS

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgSan Francisco: To facilitate an even darker theme for the app, micro-blogging site Twitter has added two new modes — “Lights Out” and “Automatic Dark” — to its already existing dark mode option, making it available to iOS users first. “It was dark. You asked for darker! Check out our new dark mode. Rolling out today,” Twitter tweeted on Thursday. Using a pure black colour palette, the “Lights Out” mode is designed to turn off the pixels on screen to further reduce the light emitted through the app interface. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Twitter says that the mode can potentially help with saving, Fortune reported. With the “Automatic Dark” mode, the micro-blogging site would let users choose to have their devices automatically switch from light to dark modes according to their timezones. “You can set things up so that your phone recognises what time it is and makes the transition for you without you even having to think about it,” the report added. Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users.last_img read more


Womens soccer 12 loss to Illinois

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Womens Basketball No 3 Ohio State cruises to 8745 win against No

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga takes a shot during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team, led by its five seniors, advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 87-45 victory against George Washington Saturday afternoon at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes will take on 11th-seeded Central Michigan in the second round at 6:30 p.m. Monday.The third-seeded Buckeyes handled the 14th-seeded Colonials in their first-ever meeting. Ohio State has now won 12 of its past 13 games and has scored less than 70 points just once in those victories. An 11-0 run to open the third quarter closed the doors for any possible comeback from George Washington, pulling ahead 50-27 midway through the quarter. The Buckeyes finished the third quarter with a 64-34 lead.Ohio State outscored George Washington 25-7 in the third quarter, going 10-of-17 from the field compared to the Colonials’ 3-of-18. George Washington turned the ball over four times, which allowed the Buckeyes to run in transition.Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga finished the game with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.  Senior forward Alexa Hart started her fourth game in a row and had 12 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Asia Doss, who sat out the entire Big Ten tournament with a sprained ankle, added eight points in 22 minutes off the bench.With Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, the nation’s second-leading scorer with 24.5 points per game entering Saturday, only scoring 11 points, it’s hard to imagine the Buckeyes could score 86 points and win by a 42-point margin.“I think the good and positive about our team is that have just so many different players with so many different abilities,” Mavunga said. “If one person is down or one person wants to facilitate that day, someone could just easily step up. Another thing is that our team is has been really working on working as a team, playing hard, playing smart, playing together. With that comes passing more and driving and making the open shot rather than forcing it.”A 22-point second quarter saw the Buckeyes extend their five-point lead to 12 heading into halftime. The 3-pointer was not falling for Ohio State, so aggressive play from Mavunga and Mitchell powered the team in the opening half and combined for 23 of the team’s 39 points at halftime.In the first half, George Washington kept itself relatively alive thanks to 3-point shooting and questionable shot selection from the Buckeyes. But as their shots stopped falling and the Buckeyes got in rhythm, the team quickly fell behind. The Colonials’ leading scorer, senior guard Brianna Cummings, finished with just 14 points. George Washington struggled to find any sort of offense after keeping it relatively close in the first quarter, only trailing 17-12 after 10 minutes. George Washington shot just 27 percent from the field, compared to Ohio State’s 56 percent. After making four 3-pointers in the first half, George Washington made only one more the rest of the game. In addition to the Colonials’ shot not falling, they were outscored 46-20 in the paint.Following Ohio State’s victory over Maryland in the Big Ten tournament championship game, the team nearly had two weeks off since its last game. But Buckeye head coach Kevin McGuff said he was pleased with his team’s effort despite various miscues.“I think Steph got it right, in that we had stretches where we were really, really good, but we also had some stretches where we were sloppy, we had some silly turnovers,” he said. “We had some stretches in the first half where I didn’t like our transition defense, gave up a couple 3s. Overall, I think it was a really good performance from us, especially since we haven’t played in two weeks, but we just had some stretches where we could have been a little bit better.”On Monday, the Buckeyes will play the Chippewas, who upset No. 6 seed LSU on Saturday. read more


Digicel Summer Promotion launched 10000 in giveaways

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items:digicel summer promotion, trina adams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – In a promotion which ends on August 31st, Digicel TCI announces that there is a chance to win $10,000 with their Summer in the Fast Lane promotion. Marketing Manager, Trina Adams shared that: “There will be four weekly winners of $1,000 each in cash and one lucky winner will walk away with a year of free Digicel mobile, broadband and TV services valued at $4000.” Adams said entering is automatic for all Digicel customers when they do things like purchase their LTE featured handset, top up $20 or more, activate a postpaid LTE data plan or get LTE prepaid.” According to Digicel, winners of the summer campaign will be selected randomly each week and contacted by a marketing representative. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Parker wins $1,000 from Digicel ‘More the Merrier’ Business Leadership training investment by Digicel in TCI executives Digicel NBA Youth Jumpstart Basketball Clinic A Huge Successlast_img read more


Everton would fight to keep Idrissa Gana Gueye – Silva

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgEverton boss Maco Silva has allowed Kieran Dowell to join Sheffield United on loan for the rest of the season but said the club would fight to keep hold of Idrissa Gana Gueye even as Paris Saint-Germain targets him.When asked about the PSG interest on the defender, Silva said as was quoted in the Guardian.“I have heard nothing about that but Gana is an important player for our squad,” Silva said.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t want to lose him.”Silva doesn’t plan for a busy transfer window but prefers to conduct business in summer.“January is always a difficult market; sometimes you only need it if you have a bad injury or something special happens. The perfect decision would be one player to come and improve our squad but we have to be 100%, or at least 95%, sure that the signing would make an improvement,” Silva added.last_img read more


Sean Holzman Named Chief Digital Revenue Officer at Bonnier

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgNow, Holzman is focusing on new digital revenue opportunities, programmatic in particular. “We are confident in Sean’s ability to grow the video distribution and programmatic areas of our business,” says David Freygang, Bonnier Corp’s CEO. “There are new revenue streams available and Sean has the experience we need to identify and develop them.” Bonnier Corp. has promoted Sean Holzman into the second newly created role he’s held at the company—chief digital revenue officer. Holzman joined the company in 2011 as chief brand development officer, a new role at the time, and this new position appears to be a chance to take his previous responsibilities to a new level.Holzman had been charged with developing brand extensions for Bonnier’s media portfolio, which includes titles such as Saveur, Field & Stream and Popular Science. A big part of that was expanding Bonnier’s presence on digital devices. “We want to be on connected televisions, tablets and cell phones in a branded and meaningful way,” he told Folio: in 2011. last_img read more


Inhofe Addresses ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit

Posted On Sep 13 2019 by

first_imgSenate Armed Services Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday in a morning discussion session covering broad topics ranging from this year’s NDAA process to the nation’s current threat environment.Prior to diving into defense issues, he opened his remarks with praise for ADC and its mission in supporting communities and installations across the country.“I want to start with expressing that you guys need to know how great you are,” Inhofe told attendees. “Some of the things you are doing are involved in gaining national attention. There is a sense of pride in having a military installation in your community, and it goes to the job you’re doing to get the benefits it brings.”Below are a few highlights of Inhofe’s comments:On the Fiscal 2020 NDAA: “You all care about a strong national defense,” Inhofe said. “I encourage you to go back to your representatives and senators and tell them you support the bipartisan National Defense Strategy that calls for defense spending at $750 billion.”On the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP): “In the 2019 NDAA, we authorized $100 million in funding, and we reauthorized that level again in 2020,” Inhofe said. “We also reauthorized the program to require that communities will need about 30% matching funds, and communities should have an interest in pursuing projects.”On Problems with Privatized Military Housing: Inhofe said the Senate’s 2020 NDAA included three priorities: increased oversight of military housing; increased accountability of privatized housing firms; and authorization to withhold funds from under-performing housing contractors.On Future BRAC Rounds: Inhofe emphasized that considering the current political and budget environment, “there will be no BRAC rounds” in the coming year.ADC photo by Will Noonan ADC AUTHORlast_img read more


Mitch Glazier Michele Ballantyne Begin 2019 As RIAAs New Leaders

Posted On Sep 12 2019 by

first_img https://twitter.com/RIAA/status/1080517507939778560 “I am honored to lead the RIAA during these exciting times as we fight for a music ecosystem that works for everybody,” said Glazier, “from artists and fans to labels and publishers and songwriters and music services alike. That will require that we both embrace digital music innovations and protect what has always made music great — keeping the dream alive for the next generation of artists and music creators.”Glazier began his intellectual property work as a senior staffer on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He steps into his new roles having served previously as the RIAA’s president.The new chief operating officer, Michele Ballantyne served as Senator Tom Daschle’s General Counsel, as Special Assistant for President Bill Clinton, and as Special Counsel for John Podesta while he was serving as White House Chief of Staff.”By staying true to music and its creators even as we embrace change, we can help the men and women of the music industry achieve great things,” said Ballantyne. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of our great community.”RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman, A Music Champion, To Retire News Facebook Twitter Email Mitch Glazier & Michele Ballantyne Begin 2019 As RIAA’s New Leaders Glazier rises to Chairman/CEO of the major label trade association and Ballantyne is promoted to COOPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 2, 2019 – 1:16 pm Change is in the air for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade body comprising the major music labels. Following the Dec. 31 retirement of its Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman, on Jan. 2 the RIAA welcomed its new leadership — Mitch Glazier is now Chairman/CEO and Michele Ballantyne is the new Chief Operating Officer.The RIAA certifies Gold and Platinum sales achievements, such as recognition for Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface being all Gold singles. They also engage in national advocacy work and pursue litigation to protect not only record companies’ interests but intellectual property and copyright law more broadly. Glazier, Ballantyne Start As RIAA’s New Leaders mitch-glazier-michele-ballantyne-begin-2019-riaas-new-leaderslast_img read more


Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of September 23 2018

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of September 23, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Kimberly A. (Verheyen) Delling, 52Walter A. Lawler, 90Previously Lived In Wilmington:Steven J. Haepers, 34John C. Hergenrother, 76Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more


Fiji Girl makes meme splash with Golden Globes photobombs

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_imgCuthbert later shared an Instagram photo of herself at the event, with the caption, “Not the worst way to spend a Sunday… #goldenglobesfijigirl#fijiwatergirl.” Ironic how thirsty for attention the Fiji water girl is. pic.twitter.com/WvcfosZj2c— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) January 7, 2019 I am literally going to photoshop the Fiji Water girl into every picture I take from now on #GoldenGlobes #Fijiwatergirl pic.twitter.com/QaNaFGB2TJ— Paul Maddock (@Lgbt_lawyer) January 7, 2019 Please lord let it be that she just brought her own tray and water bottles and was able to access the red carpet without actually being hired to do promo work— Cari (@notcawri) January 7, 2019 Fiji water girl stealing the show is my favorite #GoldenGlobes story of the decade. https://t.co/u5pqhA8zJk— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) January 7, 2019 tired: spilling teawired: serving fiji water #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/TTou8mz8Cs— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) January 7, 2019 FYI: I have already written 200 pages of the Fiji Water girl’s inner monologue tonight pic.twitter.com/2VvMGRJPW4— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 6, 2019 The Fiji water lady at the #GoldenGlobes is gaining attention online for upstaging the celebrities with her 10/10 smize. pic.twitter.com/qLTXfl1aHA— Muse Buff (@MuseBuffMedia) January 7, 2019 TV and Movies Ryan Murphy just greenlit my limited series about the Fiji water girl. #GoldenGlobes— Blake (@blakeaparker) January 7, 2019 Tags 0 Pour yourself a glass of the first Golden Globes 2019 meme  — and maybe the first meme of the year.The awards hadn’t even started yet when people began noticing a common thread in red-carpet photos of stars smiling and posing at Sunday night’s show in Beverly Hills, California. A lovely brunette woman in a deep-blue gown — later identified as model Kelleth Cuthbert  — was holding a tray of Fiji water and standing behind the actors in practically every photo.Jim Carrey? She was there. Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans? There. Cody Fern and Richard Madden? There she was, in the background, tray in hand, almost always making eye contact with the camera. And Twitter loved it. “Ryan Murphy just greenlit my limited series about the Fiji water girl,” one Twitter user wrote. Wrote another, “I am literally going to photoshop the Fiji Water girl into every picture I take from now on.”  2019 movies to geek out over who is she & why doesn’t she have a billboard on sunset?? https://t.co/HWGNk1aFSr— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) January 7, 2019 A representative for Fiji Water described Cuthbert as a  “Los Angeles-based model and first-time FIJI Water Brand Ambassador,” and said that the water brand “hydrated guests on the red carpet and during the star-studded show.”Don’t think they’re letting this publicity dry up, either. “Fiji Water will continue to hydrate more of Hollywood this coming awards season,” the company statement said.The bottled water has been the official water of the Golden Globe Awards since 2015, Time Magazine reported, but it’s fair to say the brand has never made a splash like this.First published Jan. 6, 5:20 p.m. PT. Update, Jan. 6 at 8:21 p.m. PT: Adds model’s name and Instagram photo.Update, Jan. 7 at 12:35 a.m. PT: Adds statement from Fiji Water. Post a comment Share your voice 77 Photoslast_img read more


Heres What Houston Shelters Are In Need Of For Harvey Victims

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_imgAl Ortiz | Houston Public Media The shelter set up at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, in Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017If you’re wondering what you can donate for the harvey victims currently housed at the George R. Brown Convention Center, here is a list from the GRBCC web page. The shelter at the GRBCC is in need of the following items. In BOLD is highest priority:WheelchairsNon-perishable foodBottled waterBaby formulaDiapersComfort kits — (soap, shampoo, toothpaste)PillowsHand sanitizerSweatsuitsTowelsL/XL clothingSocksBlanketsTo bring in your donations, you can drop-off in the back of the GRB at Hall B at the loading dock. The entrance is from Chartes Street.  Here are other ways to donate supplies:food banks such as the Houston Food Bank are asking for non-perishable items such as canned goods and cleaning supplies. open your home to flood victims through AirBnBshelters are in need of diapers; donate to Texas Diaper Bank as they help to supply local shelters with diaper kits  Sharelast_img read more


Cardinals Fall to Nebraska

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgThe Cardinals play Wichita State in Lincoln on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.   Doubles competition1. Marina Cozac/Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Raven Neely/Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 6-22. Claire Reifeis/Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Sena Suswam/Diana Wong (LOU) 6-23. Aleksandra Mally/Chloe Hamlin (LOU) def. Hayley Haakenstad/Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) 7-5 Story Links Raven Neely evened the score at 1-1 with a win at No. 3 over Marina Cozac, who bowed out 6-1, 6-3.  Cardinal Diana Wong fell 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6.   Nikolina Jovic tied the score at two for the Cardinals at No. 4, beating Jeannie Lozowski 6-3, 7-6.  Aleksandra Mally fell 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 at No. 1 to Claire Refeis to put Nebraska up 3-2.  Chloe Hamlin fell 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Jessica Aragon at No. 5 to tip the match to Nebraska. At No. 2, Sena Suswam battled Vasanti Shinde, winning  the first set 6-1, falling 6-4 in the second and leaving the third set tied at four when the match was clinched. Despite Aleksandra Mally and Chloe Hamlin winning 7-5 at No. 3, the Cardinals dropped the doubles point when Raven Neely and Nikolina Jovic fell 6-2 at No. 1 to Marina Cozac and Vasanti Shinde.  Sena Suswam and Diana Wong fell 6-2 to Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon at No. 2. Box Score The University of Louisville women’s tennis team fell 4-2 at Nebraska for its first loss of the season Friday night in Lincoln. The Cardinals, 9-1, dropped the doubles point and took three singles positions to a third set before bowing out.center_img Tennis Match ResultsLouisville vs NebraskaFeb 15, 2019 at Lincoln, Neb.(Dillon Tennis Center)  Singles competition1. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-12. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) vs. Sena Suswam (LOU) 1-6, 6-4, 4-4, unfinished3. Raven Neely (LOU) def. Marina Cozac (NEB) 6-1, 6-34. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) def. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Chloe Hamlin (LOU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-46. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Diana Wong (LOU) 6-3, 6-3 Nebraska 4, Louisville 2 Match Notes:Louisville 9-1Nebraska 6-5Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,6,4,1,5)T-2:59  A-41  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Sony to Buy Additional 60 Stake in EMI Music Publishing for 23

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_img Popular on Variety Sony Corporation announced today that is has signed a deal to acquire Mubadala Investment Company’s 60% equity interest in EMI Music Publishing. The deal will raise Sony’s stake in EMI to around 90%, based on an enterprise value of $4.75 billion.As a result of the transaction, Sony will indirectly own approximately 90% of the equity interest in EMI Music Publishing and it will become a consolidated subsidiary of Sony. The closing of the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.While the final purchase price to be paid by Sony for all of Mubadala’s equity interest in EMI Music Publishing is subject to customary closing adjustments, the total cash consideration Sony expects to pay to consolidate EMI Music Publishing is approximately $2.3 billion. Since that acquisition, Sony/ATV has been the top publisher in each quarter except one. The company is the world’s largest music publisher, with songs by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder among the thousands in its repertoire.Hani Barhoush, Head of Mubadala Capital, said: “EMI has been a successful investment for Mubadala and I would like to personally extend my appreciation to the leadership at Sony and Sony/ATV, who have been instrumental in administering the EMI catalog as well as shaping the music landscape on a global basis. They have been tremendous partners to us.”Adib Mattar, Head of Private Equity for Mubadala Capital and Chairman of EMI Music Publishing, said: “EMI Music Publishing represents one of the world’s largest and most diverse catalog of copyrights with iconic songs that span every decade over the last one hundred years. Writers and artists only stand to benefit under consolidated ownership and should feel proud to be part of the Sony family. The sale of our consortium’s interest in EMI Music Publishing represents a milestone for Mubadala and our private equity business.” ×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 Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO, Sony Corporation said: “We are thrilled to bring EMI Music Publishing into the Sony family and maintain our number one position in the music publishing industry. I would also like to convey my gratitude to Mubadala, our equity partner in EMI Music Publishing, for sharing our long-term perspective on the potential success of music publishing and their support as we grew the business. The music business has enjoyed a resurgence over the past couple of years, driven largely by the rise of paid subscription-based streaming services. In the entertainment space, we are focusing on building a strong IP portfolio, and I believe this acquisition will be a particularly significant milestone for our long-term growth.”The purchase staves off what could have been a contentious bidding process, should Mudabala have opened up its investment share to other potential buyers. According to sources, Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik was hot on the property, as were other music companies. But with Sony already owning a significant portion of EMI, its ideal situation was to keep intact as much of Sony/ATV as possible — preferably, all of it. Ultimately, says an insider, the publishing company is but a small “kernel” of Sony’s overall business, though it is a growing sector. Sony/ATV in particular has seen growth of 100% in the last five years under chairman Marty Bandier.The deadline for Mubadala to accept bids was the end of May, with the month of June earmarked for a review.In 2012, Bandier led the effort to acquire EMI’s publishing unit — bringing in 1.3 million copyrights for songs by Carole King, Norah Jones, Motown classics, and standards like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” — in a deal valued at $2.2 billion. At the time, Sony/ATV operated as a joint venture with the Michael Jackson estate (in January 2016, Sony/ATV exercised a buy-sell option to acquire the 50% it didn’t own — the price tag: $750 million) and, together, the two entities claimed 40% of EMI Music Publishing, with Sony/ATV taking a fee of 15% of NPS (Net Publisher Share) to administer the EMI copyrights. Holding the other 60% was a consortium of investors including the Jackson estate (with 10% ownership), Mubadala, Jynwel Capital, Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital Partners and David Geffen.last_img read more


Early retirees wont be denied OROP PM

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Armed Forces jawans, who had to give up their jobs prematurely, would be covered by One Rank, One Pension (OROP) benefits announced by the government on Saturday. Welcoming the government’s decision, the agitating ex-servicemen decided to call off their hunger strike but would continue their stir till all the “sticky” issues are resolved.   Addressing a press conference at Jantar Mantar, Major General (Retd) Satbir Singh, leader of the association leading the agitation, said the protest will continue till four specific points raised by ex-servicemen were accepted by the government. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport“We thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the promise of One Rank, One Pension. We thank the Defence Minister but there are four issues to be resolved including the period of equalisation of pension,” Singh said. The ex-servicemen said revision of pension after a gap of five years as announced by the government was not at all acceptable to them, besides appointment of a one-man judicial commission to examine various aspects of OROP. He then urged all those who were on hunger strike to withdraw it as the Prime Minister had clarified  Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJPon the issue of premature retirement.Addressing a rally in Haryana while inaugurating a Metro line between Badarpur in Delhi and Faridabad in Haryana, Modi said, “Armed Forces personnel who retired prematurely will be entitled to OROP.” He said a commission has been proposed to be set up to address any shortcomings, if any, in the OROP decision.Noting that around 85 per cent of the army constituted of jawans, he said those who have to compulsorily retire after 15-17 years will benefit the most from this decision. “If anybody gets OROP, jawans will be the first,” said Modi, who was also greeted by ex-servicemen at the function. Hitting out at the Opposition Congress, the Prime Minister said in Faridabad that “Some people are trying to mislead Armed Forces on OROP; trying to score political points.”“Those who did nothing for 40-42 years, do they have any right to ask questions? They only misled you and committed sins. They want to score political points….Oneupmanship will not help the nation,” he said, referring to criticism of the package by the Congress leadership.The veterans, who have been pressing for OROP for four decades, on Saturday won a partial victory with the government announcing that it would implement it, but the veterans rejected the package and decided to continue their agitation. The issue of whether the scheme would cover ex-servicemen who have taken premature retirement had emerged as a major sticking point. They met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday and later said his clarification in this regard was “satisfying”. With Prime Minister’s assurance, the matter seems to have simmered down for now.last_img read more


Newest member of Virtuoso Maritime Travel

Posted On Aug 19 2019 by

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Share Tags: Maritime Travel, Virtuoso Thursday, November 9, 2017 center_img HALIFAX — Maritime Travel, one of Canada’s largest independent travel agency chains with 116 locations nationwide, has joined the Virtuoso luxury travel network.Gary Gaudry, President, Maritime Travel Inc., says the agency’s membership in Virtuoso means Maritime Travel can now offer a host of rare travel experiences and exclusive values to its clients. Benefits from Virtuoso’s hotel program are worth up to US$450 per stay, he noted, allowing the agency to provide more value to their clients.“Less than 1% of travel agencies are admitted for membership in Virtuoso,” said Gaudry. “This renowned network of luxury travel specialists leverages its annual sales of more than $21.2 billion to negotiate special upgrades, amenities, values and experiences exclusively for the clients of its member agencies.“For the clients of Maritime Travel, this translates into complimentary room upgrades, airport transfers, special dining experiences, exclusive cruise shore excursions and custom itineraries, all offered by the world’s best providers of upscale travel. We are very proud to have been invited to join Virtuoso and to be able to offer these incredible perks to our clients.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaMaritime Travel’s membership in Virtuoso also gives its counsellors direct access to the world’s top hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators, as well as expanded insider knowledge and insights into the industry’s trends and destinations, said Gaudry. These personal network connections will allow Maritime Travel to secure VIP treatment around the globe for its clients.Maritime Travel has been in business since 1949 and is Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and has been awarded as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2017. Last week Maritime Travel announced it was joining the Radius Travel network.The by-invitation-only Virtuoso network has grown its membership in leaps and bounds in recent years, with agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Newest member of Virtuoso: Maritime Travel << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more


The Long Road to Saving for a Home

Posted On Aug 15 2019 by

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News The Long Road to Saving for a Home According to a report by Private Mortgage Insurance, it takes an average of 20 years to save the necessary 20% to purchase a home, with California leading the nation at 40 years.Hawaii followed at 35 years, which is an increase of one year from last year, and it takes 33 years to save 20% in the District of Columbia. Iowa, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania all report that it takes 12 years to save 20%—the shortest wait time in the nation.Private Mortgage Insurance states these calculations are based on median sales price or median listing price for single-family homes in 2018, unless otherwise indicated.The report states that it would take a firefighter, making an average salary of $49,620, about 26 years to save 20%. Middle school teachers making $58,600 take roughly 22 years and nurses making $71,730 take 18 years. Veterinarians making $93,830 have to wait just 14 years to save 20%.African-American buyers have the longest wait time, averaging 32 years to save 20%. It takes Hispanic approximately 25 years to save 20% and 20 years for caucassians. Asians have the shortest wait time at 16 years.The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced last month that while 53% of buyers are actively seeking a home in Q1 2019, 46% of those searching state they are having issues finding an affordable home.The NAHB also reported that not being able to find a home in their desired neighborhood was a barrier for 40% of potential buyers, and 38% said they couldn’t find a home with features they want.According to the report, the share of buyers who consider high prices the biggest hurdle fell 5 points when compared to 2018. The amount of people who couldn’t find a home in the proper neighborhood fell 2 points and there was no change for people who couldn’t find home with features they want. June 10, 2019 488 Views center_img Down Payment home ownership 2019-06-10 Mike Albanese Sharelast_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter A luxury service for

Posted On Aug 11 2019 by

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >A luxury service for bespoke Latin American travels is now available to the Australian market. Travel agents with discerning clients looking for new and authentic experiences can call upon DB Americas – an expert, on-the-ground destination management company which designs unique itineraries covering all areas of Central and South America – showcasing the region’s diverse historical, cultural and natural experiences.The Australian-run, South-American-based company sources, contracts and packages the best of Latin America’s luxury travel products and offers access to innovative experiences and products that have not traditionally been explored. It also offers truly flexible, complex itineraries and has the ability to adjust arrangements at any time, even as the clients are travelling.Director Seng Wing Chong commented: “With two Australians at its helm, DB Americas understands the ethos of the Australian market. In recent years we have seen significant interest in travel to Latin America from Australia and we see huge potential growth in Australian travellers seeking new and authentic luxury experiences in the region.”DB Americas is focused on providing access to exclusive and authentic experiences that go beyond standard itineraries of the region. Managing Director, Edward Fokin, and his team have personally experienced the majority of the destinations and providers that they work with.“As our team is on the ground, we are able to quickly identify the latest products and experiences and bring them to the Australian market more effectively and efficiently,” Mr Fokin added. “We’re able to offer bespoke, comprehensive itineraries specific to each client’s requirements; we see ourselves as a concierge service for Australian travel agents handling discerning clients travelling to our region.”DB Americas’ highly customised, experiential itineraries are often multi-destinational and feature iconic destinations and lesser-known luxe hideaways in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and Antarctica, as well as El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay and the parts of the Caribbean.The company offers competitive pricing for the region’s best products, on-the-ground service and 24-hour support for its clients.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


Slagh tapped to vice chair two budget subcommittees

Posted On Aug 9 2019 by

first_img Categories: News,Slagh News 18Jan Slagh tapped to vice chair two budget subcommittees Legislator will vice chair Appropriations Subcommittees on Corrections and Joint Capital OutlayState Rep. Bradley Slagh has been named as vice chair of two state budget subcommittees by House Speaker Lee Chatfield for the current legislative session.Slagh, of Zeeland, will vice chair the subcommittees on Corrections, and Joint Capital Outlay as well as serving on the subcommittees on Higher Education and Community Colleges, and Natural Resources and Environmental Quality.“It’s a great honor to be selected to participate in our state’s budget deliberations,” Slagh said. “There must be value in each and every dollar spent by the state, as the revenue we use represents a sacrifice made by hard-working taxpayers across our state. I intend to keep that in mind with every decision we make.”The first-term lawmaker, who represents the people of Ottawa County, spent 18 years in the financial services industry, 5 years as Zeeland Township Supervisor and 11 years as Ottawa County Treasurer.“It’s been a pleasure to serve the people of Ottawa County for so many years, and I will continue to uphold our values in this new role on our state’s budget committee,” Slagh said.The representative’s office can be reached at (517) 373-0830 or BradleySlagh@House.MI.gov.###last_img read more


Rep Bellino Investing in Michigans economy means investing in young people

Posted On Aug 9 2019 by

first_img State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address:“The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will put more of our kids in high-quality careers at home.“Tonight the governor missed an opportunity to address the opioid epidemic plaguing many Michigan communities and families. It’s important to me that Michigan families know their lawmakers are listening and responding to their needs. Opioid abuse affects families across Michigan and I want the state to be on the side of protecting people’s wellbeing and offering helping hands where needed. We have to ask ourselves, what’s the cost of doing nothing?“The toll this crisis is taking on our families and young people is too high. If we are going to keep investing in Michigan’s economic future, we need to make sure we are investing in the next generation.” 13Feb Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people Categories: Bellino News,Newslast_img read more