Province Announces Support to Celtic Colours

first_imgCeltic Colours is celebrating 20 years of music and culture, and the province continues to invest in the festival’s success. Derek Mombourquette, MLA Sydney-Whitney Pier, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, announced today, Oct. 6, a provincial commitment of $160,000 this year. Today’s announcement brings the total provincial investment in the festival to $880,800 over the past five years. “On the 20th anniversary of Celtic Colours, the government of Nova Scotia is celebrating all this festival offers and our own contribution,” said Mr. Mombourquette. “It has grown significantly, with more musicians, artists and venues, and this anniversary is an even greater boost to the cultural economy and to tourism.” Cultural funding supports growth of the province’s cultural economy, which brings $949 million and 14,000 jobs to Nova Scotia. Celtic Colours is a significant success story in Nova Scotia’s culture sector. Beginning in 1997 as a fall music festival, it is now one of Canada’s premier tourism events, drawing tens of thousands of visitors from more than two dozen countries. “Celtic Colours works with more than 100 groups in 60 communities,” said Joella Foulds, executive director, Celtic Colours. “The festival provides a sense of community pride through the celebration of our culture and our beautiful environment. “It brings new skills, new experiences and reinforces the value of hospitality that is so important in Cape Breton. It is successful because of our people, volunteers, staff and partners who are there year after year.” The festival runs Oct. 7 to 15. Audiences will enjoy music, art, and Cape Breton culture and food in community halls and performance and exhibition venues across the island. Many visitors also hike or cycle through Cape Breton’s spectacular scenery. Details are available at . The celebration of culture brings economic benefits to Cape Breton through artist fees, accommodations, transportation, equipment and vehicle rentals, food and beverages, purchases from artisans of every type and retail purchases, gasoline and more. Between 2012 and 2015, Celtic Colours audiences spent $38 million in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Group of 16 SLFP members tell Parliament will work against PM

Dissanayake also challenged the Prime Minister to investigate a recent claim that he had made with regards to missing Samurdhi funds.Dissanayake, who was in charge of Samurdhi affairs when he was a Minister, said that the allegation made by the Prime Minister is grave and must be investigated. (Colombo Gazette) He said that President Maithripala Sirisena gave the group of 16 approval to sit with the opposition in Parliament. The former Minister noted that they backed the no-confidence motion on the Prime Minister, mainly because of his links to the treasury bond scam.He said that the group of 16 had no personal grudge with the United National Party or the Prime Minister but will work with the joint opposition to remove the Prime Minister. The group of 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who resigned from the Government recently informed Parliament today that they will work against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Former Minister S.B. Dissanayake told Parliament that they are prepared to work with the opposition, including the joint opposition and the main opposition led by R. Sampanthan. Dissanayake also thanked former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and others in the opposition for welcoming them to the opposition. read more

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka complete feasibility study on FTA

“After finalising the joint study, we will sign the FTA within the tenure of the current Government,” he said. He said the formation of the committee was still at the very initial stage. When it comes to producing some garment items, Bangladesh is still very weak but Sri Lanka is strong, he said.In those cases, Bangladesh’s manufacturers will produce the basic garments and send them to Sri Lankan garment factories for more value addition under the “Made in Bangladesh” tag, said Rahman.Moreover, Sri Lanka is in an advantageous position because of its sea ports, which are closer to European markets than Bangladesh’s Chittagong port, he said, adding that Bangladesh would also use the Sri Lankan ports to its benefit. “We agreed to finalise the joint feasibility study that was conducted by both countries with a view to signing the FTA between the two countries,” Ahmed said. Siddiqur Rahman, the BGMEA president, said a joint working committee would be formed engaging garment exporters of both countries to produce value-added apparel items for exports to European markets. The national election in Bangladesh may take place in late December or early January.The nature of the agreement will be a little bit different as it will cover not only the duties but also the services sector and investment, Ahmed said. The BGMEA leader said Sri Lanka is at least two weeks ahead in lead time compared to Bangladesh thanks to its geographical location.A shorter lead time is very important in fast fashion as buyers always want quick shipment of goods, he added.Rahman said a delegation from the BGMEA would hold a meeting with Sri Lankan government officials and garment traders in the island nation next month.Ahmed also said four direct flights between Dhaka and Colombo could be introduced by coming April to improve communication between the two countries.Regent Airways, a local airline, has already been allowed to operate direct flights between Dhaka and Colombo, according to a statement from the commerce ministry.Last fiscal year, Bangladesh exported goods worth $30.02 million to Sri Lanka while importing goods worth $47.80 million, commerce ministry data showed. (Colombo Gazette) Bangladesh expects to sign a free trade agreement with Sri Lanka during the tenure of the incumbent Government as both countries have already completed looking into the feasibility, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said, according to the Daily Star.He disclosed this without elaborating in response to a query from reporters after a meeting with Malik Samarawickrama, Sri Lankan Minister for Development Strategies and International Development, at his secretariat office in Dhaka. He invited Sri Lankans to invest in the special economic zones Bangladesh is developing across the country.“Joint feasibility study has been done by our two governments and I am told that it would be completed by the end of this October,” said Samarawickrama.He was talking to reporters after a meeting with the leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at its office in Dhaka. read more

Smallscale loans key to fighting poverty officials tell UN forum in Bangkok

Underscoring the need for small-scale loans and grants, ESCAP’s Deputy Executive Secretary Keiko Okaido said that many countries in the Asian and the Pacific region not only suffer from absolute poverty, but also face widening income gaps. “These conditions could lead to social and political conflicts if they are not addressed in a timely manner and with effective measures,” she warned. Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand told participants that the successful promotion of the grassroots economy would serve as powerful force to support a broad range of wealth-creating activities. “Such force will be self-sustained and growth-oriented as local communities and expand their commercial activities and linkages, ultimately providing a productive foundation for the economy,” added Somkid Jatisripitak.The meeting, which is expected to adopt a Bangkok Declaration on Microfinance, has attracted the participation of representatives of close to 30 countries. read more

Yemen UN envoy adjourns peace talks till January pending enforcement of a

“Given the centrality of the cessation of hostilities to the success of talks, the Special Envoy has elected to adjourn the talks until the middle of January 2016,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a communiqué.“In order to ensure adherence to the cessation of hostilities and enable sustainability, the Special Envoy judges that additional bilateral consultations will be required in Yemen and in the region in the coming weeks. The Special Envoy shall continue to work with the parties to identify and implement confidence-building measures that will help build respect for a durable ceasefire and peace process.”The conflict between the factions has worsened Yemen’s already poor food situation, adding over 3 million people to the ranks of the hungry in less than a year, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reported, with 7.6 million people severely food insecure – a level that requires urgent, external, food aid.Last week, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners today appealed for $31 million to ensure the continuity of medical services for nearly 15 million Yemenis following the collapse of the country’s health system.In his communiqué, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed cited the parties’ constructive engagement in the UN-facilitated talks, but said progress was affected by numerous violations of the cessation of hostilities.“Despite this, the parties made serious progress through identifying a framework for negotiations towards a comprehensive settlement, in addition to defining a set of relevant confidence-building measures relating to prisoner release, improved social services and improving the flow of humanitarian aid to Taiz (central Yemen) and other Yemeni governorates,” it said.He noted that the parties agreed to develop a package of confidence-building measures including a mechanism for the release of prisoners to include all detainees and prisoners once a permanent ceasefire is in place, to establish a Co-ordination and De-escalation Committee of military advisors from both sides, facilitated by the UN, and to lift all forms of blockade and allow safe and rapid access for humanitarian supplies.The participants also agreed to a negotiating framework for a comprehensive agreement to end the conflict and allow the resumption of inclusive political dialogue, to continue the work of the Coordination and De-escalation Committee and identify a suitable location for it in the region, to meet again for a second round of UN-facilitated talks, and to ensure a greater involvement of women in the talks.“The Special Envoy wishes to commend the participants for the work so far undertaken and plans to convene the next round of these talks on 14 January 2016,” the communiqué concluded. read more

Baseball Ohio State defeats Hawaii 64 in bizarre finish

Ohio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterIt is rare that a team’s quality control coordinator would receive the game ball after a big win, but that is exactly what happened in Ohio State’s 6-4 win against Hawaii Thursday.Junior pitcher Andrew Magno was on the mound for the save, but it was a save that came in the most bizarre way. Trailing 6-3 in the ninth, a two-out single brought home two runners for the Rainbow Warriors. It appeared the Ohio State lead would be reduced to one run with a runner on first, but the game was called after the runner from second missed the bag rounding third. Magno credited Kirby Pellant, the quality control coordinator, for pointing out the error. “Kirby had the call on that, so I gave him the game ball after the game,” Magno said. “Good eyes on Pellant.” Ohio State (11-10) defeated Hawaii (9-12) 6-4 Thursday. Powered by big-time pitching from freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn and Magno, Ohio State was able to keep Hawaii at bay long enough to produce insurance runs late in the game. Burhenn allowed two runs in an inefficient first inning, but settled down to pitch seven innings to move to 4-1 on the season. “He was definitely able to settle down a little bit and pitch to the bottom of the zone and get his pitches working,” sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler said. Magno was asked to come in the eighth inning, as Ohio State clung to a one-run lead. With two runners on and no outs the lefty was able to produce three-straight outs to maintain the lead.The pressure is not something that Magno shies away from. “I love it. It’s really fun,” Magno said. “I think the first one I had against Florida Gulf Coast just set the precedent for the rest of them.”Magno earned a one-inning save in a 2-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast back on Feb. 18. Dingler made his first start since injuring his hamate bone on Feb. 20. Dingler produced two hits, an RBI and a steal in the win. “[His] presence and production were huge for us,” head coach Greg Beals said. “It’s awfully nice to write Dingler’s name in the lineup.” Down 2-0 after one inning, Ohio State redshirt junior second baseman Matt Carpenter drove in the first run of the game with a triple.On the next at bat, senior left fielder Brady Cherry recorded his team-high 18th RBI of the season with a double off the wall to tie the game 2-2. With runners on the corners and one out, Dingler poked a sacrifice fly ball out to right field to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead after one inning. Ohio State freshman third baseman Nick Erwin was able to record the first hit of his career with a two-out RBI single to make the score 4-3 in favor of Ohio State in the fourth inning. Hawaii sophomore pitcher Jeremy Wu-Yelland would finish the game with four runs allowed in four innings.Ohio State’s pitching continued its success in the sixth inning, but with the help of the defense.. A diving play by junior first baseman Conner Pohl to record the first out was topped the very next play by a spectacular backhanded play and throw from Erwin at third. The offense backed up Ohio State’s pitching, as redshirt sophomore designated hitter Brent Todys was able to drive insurance run, with a triple that landed on the third-base line in right field. The Buckeyes continued to do damage with two outs, as freshman center fielder Nolan Clegg made the score 6-3 after a single to right field. “You can’t put a value on two-out hits,” Beals said. “They either mark the scoreboard, or you go out to play defense without any runs.”Ohio State will return to the field at 5:05 p.m. Friday for the second game against Hawaii. read more

Ted Heath inquiry police chief quits Wiltshire to head up Cleveland force

first_imgThe police chief who led the controversial investigation into child sex abuse allegations against Sir Edward Heath is to head up another force after Wiltshire Police failed to renew his contract.Mike Veale, who spent two years and £1.5 million investigating the former Prime Minister, who died in 2005 aged 89, announced that he was set to become Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, which has been mired in controversy in recent years.He had recently insisted he was committed to Wiltshire but Angus Macpherson, the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner was said to have become increasingly frustrated with the criticism levelled at the force over Operation Conifer.He had come under increasing pressure to approve a judge-led inquiry into the investigation – a move Mr Veale had blocked – amid claims that its findings were uncorroborated and failed to justify the time and expense it was afforded.Lord Armstrong, Heath’s principal private secretary when Prime Minister, described the move to Cleveland as “extraordinary.”He told the Telegraph: “I am quite surprised that chief constable Mike Veale has moved. I dare say he is glad to be leaving Wiltshire. It seems rather strange another force should take him on given the criticism he has had but one doesn’t know what Cleveland wants.” Mr Macpherson thanked Mr Veale for his commitment to the force over the last 13 years.”I know this has not been an easy decision for Mike to make, but that on a personal level he feels it is the right time for him and his family to make the next move in his policing career,” he added. Health’s godson, Lincoln Seligman, suggested that Mr Veale had “unfinished business” in Wiltshire and vowed to to continue the fight for justice.“He cannot expect to turn his back on the situation he has left,” he said. “We fully expect the Wiltshire Police Commissioner to request what he himself has said is needed, namely a judge led review of all the evidence produced by Mr Veale’s now discredited Operation Conifer.”James Gray, a local Wiltshire MP who has been critical of Mr Veale over Operation Conifer and the “waste” of taxpayers money that shredded Heath’s reputation, said: ”I wish Chief Constable Veale well in Cleveland and I wish Cleveland well in having Mike Veale.”Mr Veale, who has 33 years service and commands a salary of around £150,000, is said to have applied for at least one other job and was keen to get out of Wiltshire amid a clamour from critics that he should resign.Barry Coppinger, Cleveland police and crime commissioner, said Mr Veale had “faced extremely difficult and complex policing challenges and has never shied away from taking tough decisions in the best interests of justice.” Former Prime Minister Edward HeathCredit:Peter J Jordan/PA Barry Coppinger, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley He said he had put forward “an exciting and compelling vision” for the future of policing in the region, adding that his appointment would have to be confirmed by the force’s police and crime panel which meets on January 23. Show more Mr Veale said it had been a “very difficult decision” but that he felt the time was right for a new challenge.It is understood that contract negotiations with Mr Macpherson were ongoing when he decided to make the move.Wiltshire Police launched Operation Conifer in August 2015 with a public appeal for “victims” to come forward in a televised press conference outside Heath’s Salisbury home, Arundells.The investigation concluded in October that he would be questioned under caution if he were still alive over seven alleged offences. Lord Armstrong said the job switch should now make it easier to secure an independent inquiry into Operation Conifer, which Mr Heath’s supporters believe is vital to clear his name. Barry Coppinger, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Former Prime Minister Edward Heath But it stressed “no inference of guilt can be drawn from the decision to interview under caution” and also accepts that other than the allegations themselves, there is no other evidence available to corroborate the claims.Reports claimed Mr Veale was “120 per cent” certain that Heath abused children over many years.But he has come under intense criticism, not least because Heath has been dead for more than a decade and therefore cannot defend himself.Lord Macdonald,  the country’s former chief prosecutor, writing in the Telegraph last year, said Veale had presided over a over a “tragi-comedy of incompetence” as he called on Wiltshire Police to “own up” to running an expensive inquiry based on “the most obvious and transparent fantasy”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Epiroc MA likely to continue Per Lindberg says

first_imgThe President and CEO of Epiroc, Per Lindberg, says the mining equipment maker is likely to continue making acquisitions as it strives for long-term growth over the latest business cycle.In the company’s first full year of operation, Epiroc has, among other transactions, acquired a minority stake in mining autonomy major ASI Mining, agreed to buy rock tools manufacturer Fordia, and purchased Sautec.Lindberg said in the company’s December quarter results that Epiroc is targeting to grow at least 8% per year on average over a business cycle.“While we grew well beyond that in Q4 and in 2018, we believe we continuously need to make acquisitions to secure long-term growth as well as access to new technologies, markets and geographies,” he said.On the recent Fordia, New Concept Mining and Sautec buys, Lindberg said Epiroc expected strengthened positions in exploration, rock reinforcement and service, and an additional SEK 1.2 billion ($132 million) in annual revenues.In the December quarter, Epiroc said its orders received increased 17% to SEK9.47 billion, revenue jumped up 25% to SEK10.56 billion and its operating profit went from SEK1.53 billion to SEK2.16 billion, including costs related to the split from Atlas Copco and change in provision for long-term incentive programmes of net SEK8 million.Lindberg reflected on this quarterly performance, saying: “We have been able to ramp up our capacity in manufacturing and service to support our customers, and revenues reached a record SEK10.56 billion, up 19% organically.”He added: “In our first year as Epiroc we achieved strong growth in both top and bottom line, in parallel to a successful split and introduction of the new company. Reported orders and revenues increased 16% and 22%, respectively. Our operating profit increased by 25% and the operating margin, adjusted for split costs and provision for long-term incentive programmes, increased from 19.4% to 20.3%.”Lindberg said customer demand for Epiroc’s equipment, services and tools remained at a good level during the quarter. “In mining we continue to see that the majority of the equipment orders are for expansion, including also some orders for greenfield projects,” he said, while aftermarket business was supported by high activity among its customers, leading to strong growth.During the most recent quarter, Epiroc launched the second generation of its battery-operated equipment at an event in Örebro, Sweden.Lindberg said the event created strong interest from Epiroc’s customers and orders have already started to come in.In terms of the future technology transition in mining, in general, Lindberg said: “Our customers are ready for a major technology shift towards more automation, digitalisation and battery power.“While the complete transition will take time, it is exciting to already now see the positive customer reactions.”Looking into 2019, Lindberg said: “We will continue to focus on improving our customer offerings, our efficiency, agility and resilience. These are, and will continue to be, the strengths of Epiroc.”last_img read more

Workers to end sitin at Athboy hotel today

first_img45 HOTEL WORKERS who have staged a sit-in at a hotel in Co Meath for 51 days are to end their protest today.The workers of the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy will end their protest at 11:30am this morning, after securing their redundancy payments from hotel management.The hotel’s 15 full-time and 30 part-time staff had been given only an hour’s notice of its closure on January 16.Their SIPTU-organised sit-in will end at 11:30am this morning, when redundancy payments are due to be processed.Workers have been given a commitment that other monies owed to them will be paid in the coming days through the State’s insolvency funds.“While the workers protest has been a success in terms of securing its aim, of the full payment of the monies owed to them, it is unacceptable that in order to vindicate our rights such action was necessary,” said SIPTU shop steward Eileen Quinn.“This victory would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the local community and the workers wish to express their sincere gratitude.”SIPTU organiser Martin Mannion said the sit-in had been the key factor in the decision to expedite the payment of redundancy entitlements and other outstanding payments.The end of the seven week sit-in clears the way for the hotel’s receivers to try and put the business on the market.Local TD Peadar Toibín, of Sinn Féin, described the sit-in as “inspirational”.“Seven weeks is too long to wait for what is rightfully theirs but their wait would likely have been longer if they did not sit in,” the Meath West TD said.“The Old Darnley Lodge has in many ways the beating commercial heart of Athboy, and its reopening is of the utmost priority.”last_img read more

Sony Xperia Play headed to Verizon Wireless

first_imgIs it an Android phone? Is it a PSP Go? Is it going to be any more successful than the previous attempts to blur the lines between handheld gaming and smartphone? Who cares, it looks awesome! It’s the Sony Xperia Play, and pre-orders for Verizon Wireless will begin on the 19th, and in stores on the 26th!Sony’s marketing behind this device has been a confusing at best. Rather then call it the PSP Phone, a name which would undoubtedly bring Sony fans rushing into stores to buy one, it gets branded as the Xperia Play, an addition to the less then amazingly successful line of Android phones bade by Sony. On top of that, Sony’s own commercials have repeatedly mentioned playing games on cellphones in an attempt to smear the iPhone, so one would think it would be beneficial to make sure the phone possesses the PSP brand, right?AdChoices广告Regardless of your opinion of their marketing, the phone is coming stuffed with games, including including Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris. Additionally, there will be over 50 games made available via the V CAST APPS store, and titles on the way through Sony’s PlayStstion Store.For day to day phone interaction, this Android 2.3 powered smartphone’s VGA Front Facing Camera and 5MP rear camera put it alongside most midrange smartphones. The 1500maH battery doesn’t inspire confidence that you’ll be playing Crash Bandicoot all day long, but on the other hand Android 2.3 does have some clever battery sipping code within, so who knows.last_img read more

Gardaí launch appeal for 24yearold last seen at Electric Picnic campsite

first_img GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an appeal for the public’s help in locating a young man last seen at Electric Picnic. Cameron McClements, 24, was last seen at the Electric Picnic festival campsite on Tuesday 3 September at around 6pm. He is described as being 5’7 in height, of slight build, with long brown hair and unshaven. When last seen he was wearing blue shorts, brown trekking shoes, a red beanie cap and a multi-coloured jacket. Anyone with information in relation to Cameron’s whereabouts is asked to contact Portlaoise garda station on 057 867 4100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.  Share249 Tweet Email Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 3:04 PM Sep 5th 2019, 3:04 PM 3 Comments Gardaí launch appeal for 24-year-old last seen at Electric Picnic campsite He is described as being 5’7 in height, of slight build, with long brown hair and unshaven. By Conor McCrave Image: Twitter Image: Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 62,510 Views last_img read more

United States Title match added to Royal Rumble Updated card for January

first_img WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Google+ New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Facebook Twitter WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 center_img WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE has confirmed another championship match for the Royal Rumble.Rusev will defend the WWE United States Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in two weeks at the Royal Rumble PPV on January 27 in Phoenix.As reported earlier, Vince McMahon officially pulled Braun Strowman from facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship and will now be replaced by Finn Balor.Here is the updated card for the Royal Rumble as of Monday night:Men’s Royal Rumble MatchNames confirmed:R-Truth (No. 30)John CenaDean AmbroseSeth RollinsSamoa JoeDrew McIntyreKofi KingstonBig EXavier WoodsApollo CrewsBaron CorbinEliasJinder MahalJeff HardyBobby LashleyAndrade “Cien” AlmasRey MysterioWomen’s Royal Rumble MatchNames confirmed:Carmella (No. 30)NatalyaBayleyEmber MoonRuby RiottSarah LoganLiv MorganMickie JamesAlicia FoxMandy RoseSonya DevilleZelina VegaWWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn BálorWWE ChampionshipDaniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ StylesRAW Women’s ChampionshipRonda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha BanksSmackdown Women’s ChampionshipAsuka (c) vs. Becky LynchSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe Bar (c’s) vs. Shane McMahon and The MizWWE United States ChampionshipRusev (c) vs. Shinsuke NakamuraWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipBuddy Murphy vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami Pinterestlast_img read more

Obviously its disappointing Manuel Neuer

first_imgThe Bayern Munich goalkeeper has examined his team’s loss against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker this past weekendBayern Munich lost 3-2 against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker this past weekend in the German Bundesliga.And for goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the result was disappointing, to say the least.“For us, it’s obviously disappointing. We put a lot into it. We did well in the first half but Dortmund were able to get to grips with our game after the break,” he told the Bundesliga website.“What makes them stand out is not something we’re only finding out about this season, but it’s something we know about them from previous years.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“They create danger with a lot of pace and break with four or five players really quickly. And that is exactly what they demonstrated against us again this time. As a result, they caught us out, you have to admit,” he added.“We can all see the table but we can’t look at it now. We know that we’re playing catch up.”“We just have to win our games now. We’ve been under pressure in the past and now we’re under pressure again,” he explained.“So as I said, we have to win our games – and keep going like that until at least the winter break.”last_img read more

Weitzner Announces Major Management Restructuring

first_imgA week after being named CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise—a move that shocked a number of industry observers—former CMP Technology CEO Steve Weitzner is moving quickly to restructure upper management at the company, naming three newly-created positions. The restructuring will organize the company around brand awareness, demand generation and deep customer engagement-including white papers, e-seminars and virtual trade shows, live events, roundtables and summits. According to Weitzner, ZDE’s “advantage in this fragmented market is that our customers are looking for partners who can help them with the bigger picture and with achieving their global objectives, rather than just another single source of leads, or banners or ad pages. To succeed in satisfying our customers and our audience, we need a new kind of management structure.”There are no layoffs associated with the restructuring, according to a company spokesperson. In-house consultant Jeff Smith has been named Chief Audience Officer, the “first of its kind in the industry,” according to Weitzner. Smith will oversee ZDE’s audience database, monitoring recruitment, technology development, usage policy and processes.Tom Rousseau, who has served in ZDE’s sales department for four years, has been named president of sales. Rosseau has previously worked at IDG Corp. and at with Weitzner at CMP. Another in-house consultant, Adam Taff, has been named senior vice president of operations. Taking on ZDE’s demand generation products such as eSeminars and white papers are Barry Harrington and Joanna Rivard of the company’s Web Buyer’s Guide.Weitzner’s management team will be rounded out by CFO Eric Berk as CFO; online COO John Caputo; senior vice president and editorial director Mike Vizard; Phil Kramer, senior vice president of Internet sales and marketing; group publisher Matt Merkin; and Carine Roman, vice president of finance and online operations.As a result of the reorganization, senior vice president of ZDE’s custom solutions group, Martha Schwartz, has left the company. Last week Weitzner was officially named chairman and CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise. The move came only two months after the former CEO was named head of international M&A and business development for CMP Technology. ZDE titles include Baseline, CIO Insight and eWeek. The company was formed last June when Ziff Davis sold the group to Insight Venture Partners for $150 million.last_img read more

Steve Weitzner Ziff Davis Enterprise Not Ziff Davis Media

first_imgA NOTE FROM STEVE WEITZNER, CEO, ZIFF DAVIS ENTERPRISEI joined Ziff Davis Enterprise in January because I saw an unprecedented opportunity to serve technology buyers and sellers in this market. After two months on the job I couldn’t be happier with my decision.However, I’m aware of the potential confusion that some recent media industry news might be causing about Ziff Davis Enterprise. So let me set the record straight:1. Ziff Davis Enterprise and Ziff Davis Media are not the same company. Ziff Davis Enterprise is an entirely separate entity. We were acquired in July 2007 by Insight Venture Partners, a leading venture firm with an extensive portfolio of internet enablement companies. 2. We are well-funded and continually investing in infrastructure and innovation that best serves our customers. Thanks to our parent, Insight Venture Partners, we have significant investment capital at our disposal. 3. We are B2B technology’s trusted information and marketing resource.The unique combination of our relevant, objective content, contextual marketing and audience development expertise accelerates the technology buying process – for buyers and sellers – by delivering the right message at the right time to the right audience. I am extremely excited about our opportunity for success in this ever changing market and look forward to a rewarding relationship with our audience and the marketing community.Best regards,Steve Last June, after Ziff Davis Media sold its Enterprise Group to private-equity firm Insight Venture Partners for $150 million, I couldn’t understand why the new company—called Ziff Davis Enterprise—took a name so similar to its former parent.It’s confusing—and not only to me. Yesterday, following Ziff Davis Media’s announcement that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Ziff Davis Enterprise CEO Steve Weitzner posted a note on the ZDE Web site reminding everyone that Ziff Davis Enterprise is not Ziff Davis:last_img read more

Family of St Marys man sues trooper who shot him

first_imgOn August 2, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a call involving 28-year-old Carl Tyson of St. Mary’s and Justin Evan, a Village Public Safety Officer in the community. According to the Troopers’ dispatch, the VPSO was responding to a domestic violence incident. AST Sergeant Brent Hatch arrived on the scene, and Tyson reportedly ran away. Tyson stopped running a short time later and was fatally shot by Sergeant Hatch.Myron Angstman is a Bethel-based attorney representing the family of the deceased, Carl Tyson.“This trooper pulled up, while the two were still engaged in discussion, right in there, outside in the community, and jumped out of his vehicle, and as he jumped out of his vehicle, the deceased ran off into the woods,” Angstman said.According to the lawsuit, Sergeant Hatch pulled up “recklessly” and allegedly collided with the back end of a parked vehicle on the scene.The lawsuit states that Tyson was legally allowed to run from the scene, since he was not under arrest at the time. Eyewitnesses say Hatch drew his weapon before chasing Tyson into the woods.After reportedly running a distance of less than a mile, eyewitnesses say that Tyson turned to see a weapon drawn on him. According to Angstman, witnesses believe the distance between Sgt. Hatch and Tyson was approximately 30-40 feet. At this time, Tyson reportedly pulled out an ulu knife from his pocket.“… and then started back towards the trooper, walking slowly with both arms extending to his side, [to his side] and up,” Angstman said.The dispatch reports the object as a knife, while the lawsuit identifies it as an ulu, a small, curved knife. The lawsuit claims that in St. Mary’s it is understood to be a “domestic tool” and not a “fighting weapon.”The trooper dispatch states that Tyson did not respond to Sergeant Hatch’s calls to drop “his weapon.” Angstman admits that eyewitness accounts of the event are “differing.”Sergeant Hatch opened fire on Tyson, and he died from his gunshot wounds. The lawsuit claims that Sergeant Hatch failed to seek medical help for Tyson after he was wounded. Brent Hatch is being sued for acting outside of his duties as a trooper. The Tyson family filed the suit earlier this month, asking more than $100,000 for financial and emotional damages.Attorney Myron Angstman explains that the exact amount will be determined by the judge. One of the factors in a wrongful death lawsuit is the lost income the decedent would have earned, and his estate has yet to determine that number.A spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers declined to comment further, citing the ongoing litigation. Alaska State Troopers (KNOM file photo)Last summer, an Alaska State Trooper fatally shot a man in the lower Yukon Delta community of St. Mary’s. Now his family is filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the trooper.last_img read more

UPDATE Inmate Who Escaped From Downtown Houston Jail Is Captured

first_img Share Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeManuel Enrique Alvarez-Soto had escaped from Houston’s downtown jail on March 21, 2018, before the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was going to transfer his custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reported Thursday that Manuel Enrique Álvarez-Soto, an inmate who escaped from Houston’s downtown jail on Wednesday afternoon, had been captured.Álvarez-Soto had escaped before the HCSO was going to transfer his custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).According to a news release from the HCSO, Alvarez-Soto, 25, escaped just before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.He had been in jail since 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, following his arrest on misdemeanor charges of theft and trespassing.Alvarez-Soto had been approved for release on bond, but was still being held at the request of ICE.last_img read more

WATCH How Will Houston Spend Harvey Recovery Funding

first_img Share Co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Dallas Jones lead a discussion about the state of housing in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and how the city’s recent grant of 1.17 billion will be spent. With guests Daphne Lemelle, Community Development Director, Harris County Community Services Department; and Tom McCasland, Director of Housing and Community Development Department, City of Houston. Original air date: February 1, 2019Find information about Project RecoveryWatch more episodes of Red, White and Bluelast_img

Charm City Roller Girls Open Tryouts

first_imgWant to be a part of the hardest-hitting sport on wheels? The Charm City Roller Girls are holding open tryouts on August 22. Tryouts will be held at Skateland North Point, 1113 North Point Rd, Baltimore, MD. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. The tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per participant to try out. Take a shot at joining one of the top 20 roller derby leagues in the world. Participants must be 18 or older. All participants must sign a waiver, and personal insurance is strongly recommended. Quad roller skates are required; rental skates are available on site for $2. Full safety gear in the form of a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and a mouth guard are also required. Participants may wear other equipment (shin guards, padded shorts) at their discretion. Charm City does have some loaner gear available, but supply is limited and participants are STRONGLY recommended to have their own gear. Visit or e-mail for more information.last_img read more

Former USC Cornerback Jack Jones Arrested for Burglary

first_imgBy The Associated PressSANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Former USC starting cornerback Jack Jones has been arrested after police say he tried to burglarize a California fast-food restaurant.USC Trojans Twitter (Courtesy Photo)Police say the 20-year-old Jones and another man were arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Friday inside a Panda Express restaurant in Santa Paula in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.A third man was arrested after a short car chase.All three could face commercial burglary charges.Attorney Jamal Tooson, whose office represents Jones, issued a statement saying he’s confident that Jones will “overcome this adversity.” Tooson also says he’ll talk to the district attorney about resolving the situation.Jones, who’s from Long Beach, was a University of Southern California starter last season. He led the team with four interceptions in 13 games but was declared academically ineligible last month.last_img read more