New Chair Appointed to Nova Scotia Boxing Authority

first_imgNova Scotia’s boxing community has scored a knockout win with the appointment of a new chair to the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald has appointed Michael “Mickey” MacDonald to take over for Dick MacLean who has completed his second two-year term. “I thank Mr. MacLean for his service, and for the leadership and commitment he has shown the boxing community in his two terms,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Following Mr. MacLean is Mickey MacDonald, and we are excited to have Mickey assume the position of chair.” Mickey is an avid boxer who has sparred with many of Halifax’s best professionals. “Mickey will not only bring a fresh perspective and new set of ideas to the boxing authority but he has a proven ability to lead and build partnerships,” said Mr. MacDonald. “He has been a champion in the business world and has also given generously of his time and his resources to the community.” Mickey volunteers with Feed Nova Scotia, and has been a consistent supporter of the IWK Hospital and the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation. He is currently the CEO of Atlantic Mobility Products in Bedford, as well as owner and president of Micco Developments, a Halifax company that deals with residential land development and real estate rentals. Among other careers, Mr. MacDonald also spent time as a firefighter with the Halifax Fire Department. Mickey has been awarded a place in Atlantic Business’s Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada four years in a row. He also helped lead Down East Communications to a title as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2002 and 2003. “I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to chair the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority. It’s been a great passion of mine and I will do everything I can to see that more opportunities are available for boxers, both professional and amateur, in Nova Scotia,” said Mickey. During Mr. MacLean’s time as chair, the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority made financial contributions to various amateur boxing clubs throughout Nova Scotia. These clubs were able to provide a better experience for youth interested in boxing. Funds were used to purchase better equipment for women entering the sport; to support promotional campaigns that resulted in expanded membership; to support amateurs with an opportunity to travel and compete on a provincial level; and to subsidize registration fees for disadvantaged youth. One of Mr. MacLean’s greatest achievements was the revision of Nova Scotia’s boxing regulations. The revised rules have been modernized and clarified for the benefit of future boxers and promoters of the sport. The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority supervises and regulates professional and amateur boxing in the province, establishes and enforces uniform rules for the conduct of boxing, provides for the licensing of persons engaged in or connected with the presentation of boxing exhibitions or contests, enforces proper medical standards and provides medical examinations.last_img read more

WPI inflation unchanged at 108 pc in Aug reinforces rate cut expectation

first_imgNew Delhi: Wholesale price based inflation was unchanged at 1.08 per cent in August, reinforcing the expectation of a rate cut by the RBI in the October policy review. Although the RBI takes into account the consumer price index based inflation while deciding its monetary policy stance, the decline in core inflation has strengthened the case for a rate cut, said an expert. According to the data released by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on Monday, the increase in prices of certain food items was partially neutralised by static prices of manufactured goods during August 2019. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The WPI (wholesale price index) inflation was 1.08 per cent in July and 4.62 per cent in August 2018. Inflation in food articles rose to 7.67 per cent during the month as against 6.15 per cent in July mainly on account of rise in prices of vegetables and protein-rich items. Vegetable inflation went up at 13.07 per cent from 10.67 per cent in the previous month. Inflation in protein-rich items like egg, meat and fish rose to 6.60 per cent last month from 3.16 per cent in July. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost However, fuel and power basket continued to witness deflation at 4 per cent in August as against 3.64 per cent in July. Inflation in manufactured products showed no inflation print at 0 per cent as against 0.34 per cent in July, showed the data released by the ministry. “The weakness in the core WPI inflation in August 2019 was broad-based, with 15 of the sub-sectors recording a sequential easing in inflation and as many as nine of the categories recording a year-on-year disinflation,” said Aditi Nayar, Economist at ICRA. With pricing power of producers unlikely to strengthen and commodities ex-crude oil likely to remain sluggish in the immediate term, the core-WPI inflation may remain sub-zero in the rest of this calendar year, she added. “The disinflation in core-WPI in August 2019 has further reinforced our expectation of a rate cut in the October 2019 policy review. In our view, the assessed space for further accommodation should be front loaded,” Nayar said. The retail (CPI) inflation in August rose marginally to 3.21 per cent as against 3.15 per cent in the previous month mainly due to costlier food items, government data showed last week. The Reserve Bank has cut key repo rate by 110 basis points during this year by effecting a total of four cuts so far. The economy which recorded a six-year low growth of 5 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal may require some action by the RBI to boost consumer demand in the upcoming festive season.last_img read more

Wild ride for purloined pooches after pickup truck stolen in Edmonton

first_imgEDMONTON – Two old English bulldogs named Rocky and Jersey are the focus of a police search for a pickup truck in which both pooches were waiting for their master when their ride was stolen this week in Edmonton.Jersey, a brown three-year-old female, and Rockey, a six-month-old black-and-white male, were in the cab when the pickup truck was taken from outside a business Monday afternoon.The owner was inside for about 20 minutes and when she came out the vehicle was gone and there was nothing left but glass on the ground from a shattered driver-side window.The truck, which was also hauling an all-terrain vehicle, was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run collision in Leduc later Monday.It was last seen travelling towards the community of Calmar, southwest of the city.Police say they want to help the family get their dogs back as quickly as possible.The truck is a grey 2014 Ford F150 with Alberta licence plate RPA249.The ATV is a 2016 Can-Am DS90 with Alberta plate GDA50.last_img read more

Bring transparency reforms to BC legislature say independent officers

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — A report alleging “flagrant” overspending by two top officials at British Columbia’s legislature has prompted a call for major accountability and transparency reforms.B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner, the ombudsperson and merit commissioner together say the time has arrived to bring in modern transparency and accountability rules to monitor the legislature and its officials.The three independent officers of the legislature made the call for reforms today in a joint letter to the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, which oversees financial management of the legislature.Speaker Darryl Plecas is the chairman of the all-party committee.A 76-page report released by Plecas last month alleges spending in the millions of dollars by suspended sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz and clerk Craig James on overseas trips, payout packages and personal purchases.James and Lenz, who are on administrative leave, have denied any wrongdoing.last_img read more

Cambodia UN to review draft law on special court to try Khmer

Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters in New York that the UN “looks forward to receiving the law,” which took effect after being signed by King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. The spokesman added that the legislation would be reviewed to determine that it conforms to a draft memorandum of understanding governing the UN’s participation with Cambodia in a trial of Khmer Rouge leaders. Pledging continued commitment to the cause of justice in Cambodia, Mr. de Almeida e Silva said the UN “is prepared to continue to work closely with the Government to assist it to undertake a trial that will finally bring Khmer Rouge leaders to justice and provide a measure of accountability for the heinous crimes they committed against their fellow Cambodians and their country.”The spokesman emphasized that the relationship between the UN and the Government of Cambodia “will have to be governed by a memorandum of understanding.” read more

Egypt UN refugee agency has until Sunday to assess status of detained

Egyptian authorities have given the United Nations refugee agency until Sunday to assess the status of hundreds of Sudanese held on the outskirts of Cairo and threatened with detention following last month’s fatal demonstrations. “UNHCR has so far received no guarantees from the Egyptian government that – as we have requested – no one will be deported,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Ron Redmond said in Geneva.Assessment teams of are working around the clock in an attempt to properly assess the status of the remaining 463 Sudanese refugees, he said, and recommendations will be made on Sunday, he said. The Sudanese were taken into custody by police after their three-month sit-in protest in a Cairo park ended tragically two weeks ago in a confrontation that left several people dead and injured. At first, Egyptian authorities gave UNHCR three days to assess the legal status of the detainees and their possible need for international protection. The agency sought a one-month extension to carry out a thorough review, but was only given one additional week.On Wednesday, 164 Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees, including 41 women and 31 children, were released by the Egyptian authorities following photo and identity verification, the agency said. Those refugees had lost their status cards while being removed from the square. UNHCR issued all 164 with new cards and provided each with a one-time financial grant of 300 Egyptian pounds (approximately $60).UNHCR has recommended the immediate release of all women and children, of which more than 190 remain in detention, on legal and moral humanitarian grounds. It recommended the immediate release of all Sudanese from Darfur in due to the current situation there. Although UNHCR advises against forcible return to Sudan at this point in time, as many areas are not yet deemed safe, the agency said it can facilitate return for those Sudanese who explicitly express the wish to go back to safe areas.The agency said that Egypt acceded in 1981 to the 1951 Refugee Convention and as a result has basic responsibilities towards refugees and asylum seekers, including registration and status determination. It considers the deportation of “persons of concern” a violation of the Convention.Food, blankets and basic clothing have been distributed by UNHCR to Sudanese who took part in the sit-in strike. All have also been provided with a one-off financial grant, varying from 300 to 700 Egyptian pounds depending on family size. read more

Geek deals Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 Ivy Bridge desktop for 849

first_imgNot only has the death of desktops been widely exaggerated, they haven’t approached commodity status yet either. Sure, the lower priced ones are without a doubt commoditized, but that’s true with the lower-tier of any product category. While Apple undoubtedly owns the high-end desktop market with their pricey and popular iMacs, there is still a lot of room for players in the mid-range market.A mid-range desktop can do a little of everything. You will have a quad-core processor in the form of at least an Intel Core i5, a generous helping of RAM, and at least a terabyte of storage. The biggest variables will be in the graphics and multimedia departments. Do you want a TV tuner or maybe need a more powerful graphics card? Not all mid-range systems offer all of the multimedia options, though you can get an upgraded graphics card in just about any system.Dell’s XPS lineup has long been the staple of the mid-range, offering more performance than the entry-level models with at least a subset of the same features found in high-end machines. The XPS 8500 is the newest model in this family, sporting a refreshed design and the third generation Intel Core platform. While the design isn’t revolutionary or terribly different from the prior XPS 8300, it is still stylish and fitting with today’s PC design ethos.On the tech front, the XPS 8500 has just about everything you could need. An “Ivy Bridge” quad-core Core i7 processor is standard on the model in this deal, as is 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1 terabyte SATA III hard drive, and both Wireless-N and Bluetooth. You can customize this model, including options like an upgraded graphics card, Blu-ray drive, and up to 16GB of RAM. There is no shortage of connectivity thanks to a whopping ten USB ports, four of which are 3.0-spec and even one that supports mobile device charging.The base model normally sells for $899.99, but we’ve got a rare $50 coupon that brings it down to $849.99 with free shipping.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 “Ivy Bridge” Desktop deal or browse more Dell deals & couponslast_img read more

iPad 5 video shows off Apples upcoming tablet design

first_imgWith the iPhone 5S having been released and already hitting the streets, we can be pretty sure that the 2013 iPad is coming next. Right now, it’s looking like Apple’s iPad 5 refresh is going to offer a thinner device whose exterior matches that of the iPad mini and completes Apple’s transition to updated materials, colors, and textures.The 10-inch iPad 4 has been due for a makeover for some time. This was especially apparent once the release of the iPad mini brought consumers a smaller tablet without the elongated taper to the edges, focusing instead on being a thinner all around device that you could still comfortably grip with one hand. There’s been plenty of speculation that Apple was going to update the full-sized tablet to imitate the iPad mini, but this new video really shows everything you need to know about the the iPad 5’s updating casing.Apple’s problems keeping things from leaking out seem to be getting worse, as the exterior panels for the upcoming iPad 5 show up on YouTube. As expected, the new casing looks like a larger iPad mini, bidding a fond farewell to the elongated tapers on the edges of the tablet. This change makes the new tablet slightly smaller around the edges, which means less bezel for the users to contend with when using the tablet (or to grip while handling it).Coupled with rumors surrounding Apple’s intention to include the new TouchID fingerprint sensor and color variants to their tablet lineup, a clear picture of Apple’s impending iPad 5 announcement appears. This next generation of devices from Apple unifies their hardware profiles into a single cohesive experience, which should make any Apple fan happy.There is not date announced or even rumored for the iPad 5 reveal yet but we expect to hear something in the coming weeks, possibly some time in October.last_img read more

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 40,320 Views Simon Harris looking at a model of St Vincent’s University Hospital and how the new building will fit into the existing complex Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieTHE BISHOP OF Elphin has said the Sisters of Charity will have to obey the rules of the Catholic Church if they become the owners of the new national maternity hospital.There has been growing controversy about the issue in recent days, with many people expressing concern about what impact the religious order owning the hospital could have on how it is run.In a statement to the Sunday Times, Bishop Kevin Doran said: “Any healthcare organisation bearing the name Catholic, while offering care to all who need it, has a special responsibility … to Catholic teachings about the value of human life and the dignity and the ultimate destiny of the human person.”Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run despite being under the ownership of the order, which owns the land at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4 where the new hospital is set to be built.On foot of the scrutiny, St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, of whom the Sisters of Charity are a major shareholder, said on Friday it would review the status of the current plans. Colm Brophy Source: The Week in Politics/TwitterSpeaking about Doran’s comments, Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics: “The comment of somebody asked to clarify what a position is or whatever does not in my opinion override the very clear legal agreement, including the establishment of that memorandum of understanding to run the hospital which has been put in place which gives the safeguards which we wanted and need to have for a modern, 21st century hospital.”Details of the agreement were published in the Sunday Independent today. The report notes that a clause in the deal protects the hospital’s clinical services from “religions, ethnic or other discrimination”.During the week, the former master of Holles Street national maternity hospital Dr Peter Boylan questioned if the Sisters of Charity would allow certain procedures to be performed at the new hospital, such as abortion, sterilisation, gender reassignment surgery and IVF.In response to this, the current Holles Street master Dr Rhona Mahony told RTÉ: “There is a triple lock in place to guarantee absolute autonomy and independence of the clinical services we deliver.”Newspaper leak Also on The Week in Politics, Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin accused Harris of leaking the agreement to the Sunday Independent. You have a minister that makes a deal in secret, doesn’t bring it to Cabinet and then, rather than coming on a show like this, on which you’d expect to have some comment from a senior government minister, leaks it to a Sunday newspaper … How else would a Sunday newspaper get the deal?“The deal should be in front of Cabinet, they say they haven’t see it. The independent ministers say they haven’t seen it. It should be in front of the Oireachtas, it should be in front of the health committee.”Brophy accused Ó Ríordáin of playing party politics and said he didn’t think it was worth replying to his claim Harris had leaked the information.‘Lost in the Ring of Kerry’ On the same programme, Fianna Fáil TD James Lawless said the whole situation “reminds me of the tourist that gets lost in the Ring Of Kerry and asks a local for directions and the answer is ‘Well, I wouldn’t start from here’.”Lawless said people are “really irked” by the deal, noting that a complex property structure “between public and private ownership, between the State and Church” goes back decades if not centuries.How did we get into this mess? How did the Minister for Health, how did the Taoiseach on behalf of government sign off on this six months ago? Did they not anticipate these kind of problems?Speaking at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM in Galway yesterday, Harris called for “cool heads” in the debate, stating that a new national maternity hospital is something “women and infants in this country desperately need”.“I am very committed to this project and I will work with all stakeholders to ensure that we do build this hospital. Yes, it’s complicated, and we must work together to address concerns that some people have expressed,” Harris said.Over 80,000 people have signed a petition to date calling for the Sisters of Charity to not get ownership of the hospital.Read: Accused of being ‘hapless, helpless and hopeless’, Harris wants ‘cool heads’ on maternity hospitalRead: ‘I really thought we were beyond this point’: Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital https://jrnl.ie/3354182 163 Comments Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 2:29 PMcenter_img Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run. By Órla Ryan Short URL Share Tweet Email2 Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM last_img read more

Bank results take beating from debt haircut

first_imgEurobank will need 5.8 billion euros and Piraeus Bank another 7.3 billion in the context of the planned recapitalization to satisfy their capital requirements, the two banks announced on Thursday upon publishing their nine-month results. The above amounts include all the requirements of the Bank of Greece and what the BlackRock audit into the banks’ needs showed last year. The major blow from the private sector involvement (PSI) in the Greek debt restructuring, the great increase in provisions due to the deterioration of financial conditions and the reduction in revenues have led to an increase in losses for both lenders in the first nine months of the year. At end-September Eurobank showed losses of 1.095 billion euros, against losses of 575 million euros in the same period last year, while Piraeus showed losses of 1.253 billion euros in the January-September period against losses of 874 in the first half of this year. The deterioration of financial conditions due to the major uncertainty and the political instability left little room for maneuver: Eurobank’s total operating revenues were reduced by 24.7 percent, while provisions for nonperforming loans (NPLs) amounted to 1.2 billion euros, up by 23.3 percent on a yearly basis. Bad loans accounted for 21.3 percent of all loans in Eurobank’s portfolio. Piraeus took its provisions to 1.4 billion euros, while the bank’s results were burdened further by 300 million euros due to the Greek state bonds, wiping out the profits before tax and provisions that had amounted to 513 million euros. NPLs amounted to 18 percent of all Piraeus Bank loans. Attica Bank registered nine-month losses of 108 million euros, but retained its positive net position despite the huge provisions of 351.2 million euros, up 36.8 percent on last year. Finally, Geniki Bank showed losses of 88.8 million euros in the year to September, but operational costs declined by 10.6 percent year-on-year. National and Alpha are set to announce their nine-month results on Friday. Late on Thursday, international agency Standard & Poor’s announced that despite upgrading Greece’s credit rating to B- this week, it maintains the rating for the country’s biggest banks at CCC, considering that they continue to face huge challenges. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Geek Plays Dragon Ball FighterZ on Nintendo Switch

first_img Geek Plays: Call of Duty Black Ops IIIIGeek Plays: Nintendo Switch Online NES Games Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure do love reading Geek.com’s thoughts on the latest video games but is there a way I could watch them play the latest video games?” Well you’re in luck!Every Friday afternoon the charming folks here at Geek.com stream ourselves playing the newest and coolest video games live for your enjoyment, fielding audience questions and making bad jokes. You should tune in live, but if you can’t, you can now enjoy this handy archived version.This week, we’re playing Dragon Ball FighterZ. 2018’s hottest Goku-on-Goku fighting game is coming soon to the Nintendo Switch. Watch us test the online beta and gather some shiny Dragon Balls.AdChoices广告Subscribe and watch Geek.com’s live Let’s Plays every Friday at 3PM EST over on Facebook and Twitch.TV!Want to catch up with past Geek Plays? Watch our shows for No Man’s Sky NEXT and Octopath Traveler.Purchase Dragon Ball FighterZLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Fallen Marine to be honored at memorial

first_imgThe sacrifice of Marine Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, who died in a 2003 crash in Kuwait, will be honored Thursday.The ceremony, to be held on the 16th anniversary of Bruns’ death, will be at the Clark County War Memorial at Vancouver Barracks.Bruns died when his Humvee collided with another vehicle May 9, 2003. He was the first hometown soldier to die following the start of the Iraq War.The Community Military Appreciation Committee is asking the Patriot Guard Riders and community members to stand in remembrance during Thursday’s ceremony.Family and guest arrival will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by the “Never to be Forgotten” ceremony at noon. The remembrance ceremony is scheduled to conclude at 12:30 p.m.The Clark County War Memorial is at Fort Vancouver Way and McClellan Drive at the Fort Vancouver National Site.last_img read more

JAMAICA New Members of Parliament sworn in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 9, 2017 – Kingston – The three newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn in today (November 7) during the sitting of the House of Representatives.They are Member of Parliament for St. Mary South Eastern, Dr. Norman Dunn; Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Southern, Mark Golding; and Member of Parliament for St. Andrew South Western, Dr. Angela Brown Burke.After taking the Oath of Office, the MPs were welcomed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.The members were sworn in after victories in the recently held by-elections on October 30. This followed the retirement of the Most Hon. Mrs. Portia Simpson Miller and Dr. Omar Davies from representational politics.  The seat for St. Mary South Eastern was left vacant following the death of Dr. Winston Green in August.As a result of the by-elections, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party now has a 33-30 majority in the Lower House.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New York Reduces Frequency Broadens Appeal

first_imgNew York is cutting its frequency by almost a third, dropping from 42 issues to 29 early next year, the company announced on Monday.The impact will be obvious and felt quickly—they’ll save $3.5 million in production, according to reports, while revenue from print will also drop off—but long-term effects could stem from an accompanying shift in content strategy.Most notably, New York is boosting its niche coverage as part of a brand “reinvention.” Existing blogs the Cut (fashion) and Vulture (entertainment) will add staffers, with the former also getting a dedicated section in print. Two of the magazine’s other blogs, Grub Street (food) and Daily Intelligencer (news) will both take on a more national scope. They’ll also launch a new vertical, the Science of Us, focusing on human behavior. While New York has always had an audience beyond city limits, the moves suggest it’s going for a more national appeal. That’s not the intent though, says Larry Burstein, the magazine’s publisher.”We’ve never actively pursued a specific geographic strategy,” he says. “I think the balance [between national and local content] will be maintained. It’s not like we’re going to take the magazine and build out a national circulation strategy.”Burstein notes that New York has a 70-30 local-national split in print, with a nationally-slanted 20-80* split online.Widening the editorial scope may be more a function of catering to what readers want, regardless of where they’re located, but going national isn’t a new direction for the magazine.New York‘s local audience had been reduced in recent years. Just over 70 percent of its readers are from the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), down from more than 80 percent in the early 2000s, according to the Alliance for Audited Media. In raw circulation numbers, local readership has dropped 20 percent in the last decade, with overall circulation falling at less than half that rate (8 percent).Those trends runs counter to what other major city magazines have experienced over the same period. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washingtonian and Boston have each marginally increased their percentage of local readers while New York’s has fallen dramatically. Those magazines don’t have the same profile as New York—for starters, they’re each published monthly with one-quarter to one-third the circulation size—but 10 years ago, the local-versus-national makeup of their audiences wasn’t far off. The gap is a lot wider now.In a crowded national marketplace, emphasizing their respective cities has been the strategy for local publishers.”All our consumer lifestyle magazines—and for the most part, all city titles—are experiencing increased revenue and readership due to editorial that reaches the soul of the cit[ies] we cover,” says Todd Matherne, CEO of Renaissance Publishing, publisher of several city titles including New Orleans. “Timely service journalism with great food, history and local content is what drives our niche and keeps locals coming back. If you cover local, locals will read and advertisers will support.”Aside from the local editorial content that drives city publications—”best of” issues, along with nearby food and entertainment options, for example—ancillary opportunities like events are becoming a bigger factor for city titles. Almost 40 percent of the publishers in Folio‘s 2013 City and Regional Magazine Survey have launched an event in the last three years. They’ve become a key revenue driver for some titles like Los Angeles.”A significant differentiator for us in our marketplace is our excellence in event activation,” says Erika Anderson, publisher of Los Angeles. “Marketers turn to us to produce events that provide authentic and special experiences. National media entities based elsewhere struggle to do this well in L.A., and our growing events division is a reflection of the market opportunity.”New York currently has three locally-focused events and is planning to launch one or two more in 2014, but Burstein admits they’re still a small part of the overall business. Local ancillary opportunities probably won’t pay the bills for an operation like New York, but they’re trying them. Right now though, it’s about striking a balance between it’s two audiences.*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the online local-national split was 80-20. The online audience is 80 percent national and 20 percent local.last_img read more

KCR to inspect Medigadda barrage today

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will inspect Medigadda barrage, constructed under Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project on Tuesday. He will also visit Goliwada pump house and holy places in Dharmapuri area. Accompanied by a group of irrigation engineers, KCR will fly off to Medigadda in the morning and return Hyderabad on the same day.last_img

Kabir Singh movie review by celebs Mira Rajput Karan Johar bowled over

first_imgInstagramKabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster – Arjun Reddy – where the role of Arjun was played by Vijay Devarakonda. In Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s film, Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Kabir Rajdheer Singh, a heartbroken lover or the ‘modern-day Devdas’ as many are calling him.PlotShahid Kapoor (Kabir Rajdheer Singh), an orthopaedic surgeon who is dealing with anger management issues, falls madly-in-love with a junior doctor, Kiara (Preeti). But, is restricted from marrying her due to caste differences. This pushes him to the brink of self-destruction where he finds himself turning into a womaniser, alcoholic and drug addict.StarcastWhile Shahid Kapoor plays the lead role, Kiara Advani plays the role of his innocent love interest. Nikita Dutta, Suresh Oberoi, Arjan Bajwa are playing important roles in the film.BO predictionSince the film was a smash hit down South, it’s Hindi remake is expected to create the same magic on the big screen this time too.Celebs reviewMira Rajput: Aa zamane aazmaale rooth ta nahi Faaslon se hausla ye tootta nahi. So proud of you baby. It’s your time to shineKaran Johar: KABIR SINGH is about manic, relentless and reckless love and the experience of viewing the film is exactly the same! It’s relentless in its narrative leaves you reckless in emotion and you find yourself Manicly rooting for Kabir’s unabashed love for Preeti! This modern Ode to Devdas leaves you spellbound! It also makes you stand up and applaud the genius of @shahidkapoor’s portrayal of KABIR SINGH! He lives and breathes the character with insanity and abandon! It almost seems like he has pulled every bit of himself to portray the part! Brilliant!!!! @kiaraaliaadvani is just so lovely! Her vulnerability and silences win your heart and soul!! She is the sunshine and smile of the film…..it’s directorial brilliance all the way! Sandeep is a master storyteller and breaks all cinematic grammar to tell this tale of paagal passionate love!! Huge mention to Soham Majumdar who essays a pitch perfect best friend to Kabir! Go fall and rise in love with Kabir Singh! This ones a massive hit!!!!!Neha Dhupia: @shahidkapoor you have left me speechless !!!! I May need a few hours to sit and think and construct my thoughts around how I feel about #kabirsingh … only because its so bloody good!Jaaved Jaafri: @shahidkapoor #KabirSingh SUPERB!!!You are getting better and better and better and better and better..Bless you with many more..keep pushing the envelope.LoveJaaved Jaafri: Just saw #KabirSingh..Totally trippy love story..very well scripted narrated crafted and acted. @shahidkapoor is pushing the envelope with each film and is brilliant #KiaraAdvani is mesmerising n magnificent..special mention for the background score and the ‘friend’ was too goodNikkhil Advani: #KabirSingh stirs up a gamut of emotions as @shahidkapoor gives a career defining performance. @Advani_Kiara is terrific. @imvangasandeep revels in taking you on a roller coaster ride through his world of obsession, addiction and passionate love.Milap Zaveri: #KabirSingh is a RUSH of ADRENALINE, EMOTION, RAGE and LOVE! @shahidkapoor buy a new home to house all the best actor trophies!Performance of a lifetime! @Advani_Kiara is BRILLIANT n VULNERABLE! Congrats @itsBhushanKumar @ashwinvarde @MuradKhetani @TSeries for a SUPER HITMukesh Chhabra: #KabirSingh is a must watch movie!!! @shahidkapoor ‘s best performance so far. Mind blowing.Aur @Advani_Kiara kya baath hai An absolutely trippy film. The audience is going to go mad. The background score just compliments everything. Superb Direction by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.KRK: It’s interval and till here #KabirSingh is very good film with few abuses. It has everything for youngsters. Kiara is looking so beautiful and innocent that everyone will fall in love with her. But it’s frame to frame and scene to scene copy of #ArjunReddy!last_img read more

AppleQualcomm war Chinese company sued for 1 billion over unfair royalties

first_imgApple has sued major mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm for $1 billion, accusing it of “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” It came a few days after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against the Chinese company claiming that its certain business practises are in violation of US competition law.The Cupertino giant alleged in its lawsuit that Qualcomm withheld nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple as retaliation for its co-operation with South Korean authorities in their investigation on the company.[READ: Qualcomm slapped with US antitrust suit for unfair trade practices]”For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with,” said Apple in a statement. “Qualcomm built its business on older, legacy, standards but reinforces its dominance through exclusionary tactics and excessive royalties. Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined.””To protect this business scheme Qualcomm has taken increasingly radical steps, most recently withholding nearly $1B in payments from Apple as retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies investigating them,” it added.Apple went on to say that its “disagreement over what constitutes a fair and reasonable royalty” for years has left it with no other option but to take up the legal course.However, Qualcomm has termed Apple’s allegations as baseless. The company’s executive vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in the statement that “Apple has intentionally mischaracterised our agreements and negotiations, as well as the enormity and value of the technology we have invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device makers through our licensing program.”Qualcomm run into trouble earlier this week after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against it in the US District Court in the Northern District of California, accusing it of using its strong hold in mobile phone chips industry to obtain unfair licensing terms.(Source: CNBC)last_img read more

Author Surabhi Verma On Entrepreneurial Mindset Success Of And She Quit Her

first_imgShe is known for her ‘multi-passionate entrepreneurial’ mindset and a unique approach of ‘succeeding with experimentation’. Surabhi Verma, journalist, and author of ‘And She Quit Her Job’ recently sat down for a chat with us about her journey and passions, just before her book completes a year in September 2019.Now an expert in digital media and content strategy, Surabhi Verma quit her high-profile corporate job and decided to build her career the unconventional way, just when she was 25. “Creativity and restrictions cannot co-exist. One has to be free from dependencies to grow creatively. When I realized, that I have the next 30 years of my life ahead of me and that this could be life-changing, I set myself free, professionally. It has just been 3 years since I quit my corporate job and today I have complete creative autonomy on the work that I do. I have no boss, no fixed work hours and no cubicle. Instead, I have my team, a beautiful studio, and most importantly, I report to myself,” Surabhi mentioned proudly.On creating her brand, Surabhi Verma further explained, “An entrepreneurial mindset is not developed overnight. Sometimes it takes years to build something valuable. The most challenging part is to test what you create and figure out a system that sustains it. Digital media is changing forms every day. It does not matter what you do and what business you run, with the right amount of knowledge, you can utilize the power of digital media and grow exponentially. In simpler terms, you can generate an ‘x’ amount of money while you sleep! Under my new brand The Inception Media (PR, Publicity & Content) we will be expanding our services from public relations and content into online courses, sales funnels, coaching, seminars, workshops and much more in the future.”On her yearly plans and stress-free work schedule, Surabhi Verma mentioned, “My book has given me a lot of exposure. In the last year, I have been able to work with clients who are billionaires, CEO’s, life coaches, athletes, and celebrities. The end goal is to create content in any form that inspires lives. To remain stress-free, I take inspiration from Gary Vee, Marie Forleo and Elizabeth Gilbert. Their work is empowering and it cancels any form of negativity!”IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Exhockey captain Ibrahim Saber dies

first_imgIbrahim Saber, a former captain of national hockey team, passed away on Wednesday. Photo: UNBIbrahim Saber, a former captain of national hockey team, passed away in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB.He was 74.Saber, also a national award-winning sports personality, breathed his last at his Dhanmondi residence in the afternoon, said a press release of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF).Meanwhile, BHF general secretary AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed and senior vice president Abdur Rashid Shikdar expressed deep shock at his death.In a condolence message, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also expressed deep shock at Saber’s demise.In a condolence message, he said Saber led the Bangladesh hockey team in the 1979 Asian Games. “The country has lost a talented player at his death. The void created at his demise will not easily be filled.”Fakhrul prayed for eternal peace of Saber’s departed soul and conveyed his profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.last_img read more

WATCH HoustonNative Tech Billionaire Michael Dell Launches Ambitious Fund To Help Harvey

first_imgHouston-native technology billionaire Michael Dell, who founded Dell Technologies, and his wife, Susan Dell, have launched the Rebuild Texas Fund  to help disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The goal is to raise $100 million by the end of the Labor Day weekend they announced on Friday.The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation will contribute $18 million initially and match another $18 million as donations come in, The New York Times published on Friday. The gift  is the largest donation to date aimed at recovery efforts, the Times said. So far, Verizon has pledged $10 million and Toyota $3 million. The Rebuild Texas Fund will be run with the OneStar Foundation, which coordinates charitable work in Texas. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Sharelast_img read more