Chris Stewart APTN News150 people rallied in Lac La Biche, Alta., Sunday in support of the oil and gas industry.The rally was organized by the Region One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA).Shawn McDonald, president of the ROABA, said he wants Canada to know that Indigenous people in Alberta support the oil and gas industry and the pipelines that carry it.“As you can see in Lac la Biche here… we are built on oil and gas,” he said. “We have farming, but oil and gas is our main source of revenue for Alberta. And whether the rest of Canadians like it or not, we are the income generator for Canada.”What the industry does for Canada was a popular theme Sunday.“It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner or a worker or an aboriginal community. We’re all in this together,” Lee Thom, a councillor from Kikino Metis Settlement, told a crowd gathered in a recreation centre in Lac La Biche, Alta.Rene Houle from Whitefish Lake First Nation said the energy industry generates spinoff businesses that employ hundreds of people in his community _ with the money that’s earned spent at car dealerships, movie theatres and other businesses in neighbouring towns.The bottom line, he said, is the oil and gas sector helps keep people from becoming burdens on the social-welfare and justice systems.“We would not have a proper living. We would not have a meaningful way of life, a healthy way of life,” Houle said. “Alone, our First Nation would not be able to generate that.”Sunday’s rally was organized by the Region One Aboriginal Business Association, which represents northern Alberta Indigenous businesses, and was supported by Rally 4 Resources and Canada Action, which have organized other recent pro-oil rallies and convoys in Western Canada.Organizers stressed the event was non-partisan and not affiliated with “yellow vest” events, where participants wear yellow, high-visibility vests similar to recent protests in France, but which often have an anti-United Nations message.Attendees were instead asked to wear blue fire-retardant coveralls and hard hats.The event began with performances by Indigenous drummers, singers and dancers, as well as Metis jiggers from Amisk Community School on Beaver Lake Cree Nation.Bill C-69, the federal legislation which critics argue will make it more difficult for new pipelines and energy projects to get approval, was mentioned during the rally.While organizers and speakers said they weren’t completely opposed to the bill, they argued it needs to be amended to better balance economic development and the need to protect the environment, traditional Indigenous lands and harvesting rights.“The way it is right now, in its current state, is devastating for oil and gas,” Shawn McDonald, president of the Region One Aboriginal Business Association, told the rally.Lac La Biche Mayor Omer Moghrabi, meanwhile, said Canadians need to resist critics from south of the border who believe the country isn’t doing enough to protect the environment while developing its oil and gas sector.“We have 150 bodies of water in our town,” Moghrabi told participants. “We are environmental stewards and so are our producers.”firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnchris-with files from the Canadian Press
Rabat – The Polisario Front is attempting to hamper the process of the EU-Morocco agreements.After resorting to the UN Security Council, the Polisario Front is threatening to appeal against the European Parliament’s decision to adopt the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement.The separatist group’s news agency reported on January 21 that the “battle for the preservation of the Sahrawi natural resources will be a decisive factor of pressure” on Morocco. Polisario had already contested the fisheries and agriculture agreement after describing the adoption of the agriculture deal as “illegal.”Read Also: Polisario, Algeria Frustrated over EU-Morocco Partnership AgreementsThe Polisario Front also claimed that the EU Parliament has violated EU Court of Justice’s ruling, which decided in February 2018 that the fisheries deal between the EU and Morocco would only be valid if it did not include Western Sahara and its waters.The court also ruled on December 21, 2016, that the previous agreement between EU and Morocco, signed in 2012, on the mutual liberalization of the trade of agricultural and fishing products did not apply to the territory of Western Sahara.Morocco, however, made its position clear that it would not sign an agreement if it excluded its southern provinces from the deals.Read Also: EU Parliament’s Fisheries Committee Adopts EU-Morocco Fisheries DealThe Moroccan government says it will not compromise its sovereignty over the region.The EU adopted the agriculture agreement on January 16, deeming the European court not to have authority over trade agreements.A logical continuation of EU-Morocco relationshipAfter the adoption of the agriculture deal, the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries also adopted the fisheries agreement between Morocco and the EU today.The agreement received 17 votes in favor of the fisheries deal while 7 voted against.Polisario has long claimed that Morocco is “exploiting” natural resources in the regions. Local Sahrawis, however, petitioned against Polisario’s allegations, emphasizing the benefits of the agreement on the development of the region.Read Also: EU-Morocco: Polisario Resorts to Security Council After Diplomatic Failure“The southern provinces are now ranked above the national average for human development indicators,” they wrote in the petition.Morocco’s Minister of Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch said that the deals create 66,000 job opportunities in the southern provinces under the Moroccan Green Plan and the Halieutis plan.In a statement to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), former Ambassador of Morocco to the EU Ahmed Reda Chami said that the vote of the committee “is a logical continuation of recent positive developments in the Morocco-EU partnership.”The former EU official made his remarks today in Brussels.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré “We need to be alert – the advances of the last few decades are fragile and should nowhere be taken for granted,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement ahead of International Women’s Day, marked annually on 8 March. The UN High Commissioner added that it is “extremely troubling” to see recent roll-back of fundamental legislation in many parts of the world.Such roll-backs are “underpinned by the renewed obsession with controlling and limiting women’s decisions over their bodies and lives, and by views that a woman’s role should be essentially restricted to reproduction and the family,” he said. While such pushbacks are carried out in the name of tradition, Mr. Zeid noted that they are often a response to segments of society calling for change. Among examples he gave, Mr. Zeid pointed to recent legislation in Bangladesh, Burundi and the Russian Federation, which weakens women’s rights to fight against child marriage, marital rape and domestic violence, respectively. He noted also the “fierce resistance” in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua to political and civil society efforts to open up access to sexual and reproductive rights. “With the world’s young population concentrated in developing nations, retrogressive measures denying women and girls access to sexual and reproductive health services will have a devastating effect,” Mr. Zeid said, noting more maternal deaths, more unintended pregnancies, fewer girls finishing school and the economic impact of failing to fully include women in the workforce.“In short, a generation without choices and a collective failure to deliver on the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” he added, referring to the internationally agreed action plan for eradicating poverty while assisting all people and maintain the health of the planet. Meanwhile, Mr. Zeid praised women’s movements in countries such as Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia, where women and men took to the streets to demand change, but warned that “it is time to come together to protect the important gains of the past and maintain a positive momentum.” Women as active agents of changeIn Africa, women continue to be denied full enjoyment of their rights in every country, according to a new report released today entitled Women’s Rights in Africa.Statistics show that some African countries have no legal protection for women against domestic violence, are forced to undergo female genital mutilation, and forced to marry while still children.According to the report, however, in Africa – as around the globe – when women exercise their rights to access to education, skills, and jobs, there is a surge in prosperity, positive health outcomes, and greater freedom and well-being, not only of women but of the whole society. “Human rights are not a utopian fairy-tale -they are a recipe for sound institutions, more sustainable development and greater peace,” Mr. Zeid wrote in the Foreword to the report.“When all women are empowered to make their own choices and share resources, opportunities and decisions as equal partners, every society in Africa will be transformed.” Among its recommendations, the report calls on African governments to encourage women’s full and productive employment, to recognize the importance of unpaid care and domestic work, and to ensure women can access and control their own economic and financial resources. The report stresses that women should not be seen only as victims but, for example, as active agents in formal and informal peace building processes.
Junior guard Shannon Scott (3) attempts a free throw during a game against Morgan State Nov. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 89-50.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorShannon Scott had never started a game in his Ohio State career.The junior guard had never scored more than 15 points, taken more than three 3-pointers or made more than two in a single contest.In the No. 10 Buckeyes’ season-opening 89-50 victory against Morgan State, all of that changed. Scott, who only made 11 3-pointers throughout the 2012-13 campaign, nailed three long balls in the first 2:03 of play against the Bears.In his first career start, Scott finished second in the game with a career-high 16 points, sparked largely by his four 3-pointers. He was 4-7 from beyond the arc on the day.Fellow junior, forward LaQuinton Ross, also made his first start for the Scarlet and Gray.Scott said whether starting or coming off the bench, he just tries to stay on his game.“We don’t think about starting or not starting,” he said. “When we get in the game, we just try and make the most of it.”Scott and senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. teamed up for eight of OSU’s 11 3-pointers in the game. Smith Jr. said the long balls were a product of Morgan State’s defense more than a set game plan.“We come out here and every game is going to be different. You’ve just got to take what the defense gives you,” he said. “I think our spacing was really good today and our team was able to find open guys.”OSU coach Thad Matta said Scott’s success from long range is the product of hard work during the offseason and something that will likely continue.“Improving shooting was a point of emphasis for him,” Matta said. “We talked about it all offseason, I told him he has to be able to knock down those shots.“We grab him every night after practice and make him get 100 threes up,” Matta added. “With the luxury of eight buckets, we usually have other guys doing it, but his is specific. ‘You’re going to shoot 100 threes.’”Matta mentioned a day during the offseason when Scott told him he took 400 shots in the gym, something that was new to the player.“He told me, ‘I’ve never done that before,’ and I said, ‘Maybe there’s a reason you haven’t shot the ball particularly well,’” Matta recalled with a smile.As a team, the Buckeyes were 11-25 from beyond the arc. Junior forward Sam Thompson was 2-for-3 and Ross hit 1 of 5. Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle missed on his only long-range attempt.“We have players that can knock down open shots at any time,” Ross said. “We struggled with that at times last season, but now everyone has been in the gym during the summer and preseason and it’s become a strength.”While his shooting stood out, Scott filled up the rest of the box score. The junior finished with seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes on the floor, while turning the ball over three times.Aaron Craft received the preseason recognition for the Buckeyes, being named to the All-Big Ten team by CBSSports.com, but Scott outplayed the senior guard throughout the game. Craft finished with six assists, six rebounds and five points.Regardless of Craft’s scoring or his personal success, Scott said he recognized his team’s plethora of weapons on offense.“It really makes it hard for our team to be guarded,” he said. “Teams really can’t focus on one player.”Matta recognized the depth as well, and said it will be a must for his team going forward.“That’s the balance that this team’s going to have to have in terms of how we want to play and how we think we should play,” he said. “The rotations, I thought guys came and really gave us a good boost and that’s something that’s going to be big for this team.”Along with Scott’s handful of personal bests, Ross grabbed 11 rebounds, a career-high. Five Buckeyes scored in double figures to help top Morgan State: Behind Smith Jr.’s 18 and Scott’s 16, Ross and Thompson had 14 each and freshman forward Marc Loving chipped in with 10 points in his OSU debut.Next up, the Buckeyes are scheduled to host Ohio University Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Apple is today facing up to a new patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by VIA Technologies, an integrated circuit manufacturer that holds in excess of 5,000 patents relating to x86 processor platforms and related fields.The lawsuit targets microprocessor functionality used in most of Apple’s current product range including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV. The patents in question are 6253312, 6253311, and 6754810.6253312 covers a “method and apparatus for double operand load,” which is used to speed up the processing of an image for display on a screen. Both 6253311 and 6754810 patents cover an “instruction set for bi-directional conversion and transfer of integer and floating point data.” Both relate to ensuring the process of data transfer between two different data types happens very quickly, which is critical to the overall speed of an operation and therefore device.VIA has not stated what it desires the outcome of this lawsuit to be, only that it is “determined to protect our interests.” If successful, it may see Apple having to pay out a significant sum upfront and then continue to pay ongoing royalties to the company on all future sales of its gadgets as long as they use the infringing methods covered in the patents.Chen Wen-ChiOne thing to note here is the possible motivation for bringing this lawsuit against Apple now. VIA’s president and CEO, Chen Wen-Chi, is married to Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC, a company which is also being targeted by Apple in lawsuits as well as filing its own against the company. HTC also recently purchased S3 Graphics from VIA for $300 million in a bid to gain more patents it can use to defend itself from future lawsuits and has also targeted Apple with a lawsuit for infringing three patents.Read more at the VIA press release, via BBC News
Seth Rollins Chuck Carroll sent this in.I had to the opportunity to talk to Chris Jericho this week on The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.The full interview can be heard on the 106.7 The Fan and CBS DC website: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/chris-jerichos-latest-book-offers-more-only-in-wwe-stories/ While discussing his new book — Best In The World At What I Have Know Idea — I asked him about when he plans to return to WWE full-time. He didn’t have a specific answer, but said although he still has a passion for the business, wrestling was no long his priority.Jericho: “Over the last four of five years my schedules and dates surround Fozzy, and WWE has kind of been not as much of a priority. I still love doing it, but I realize it’s not something I’m going to be doing forever. I realized that years ago. To go back for the European shows, Roman Reigns got hurt, there was some injuries and I always enjoy working overseas. So, it’s kind of just a quick little run. Other than that I don’t know. When this Fozzy tour ends, whenever that may be, if I have time available and the WWE has something interesting for me to do. It’s not like they’re just sitting around waiting for Chris Jericho to come back. There have been times… I was going to go back for WrestleMania 30, but we couldn’t figure out anything for me to do that was worthy of that.”In the book Jericho writes about his up-and-down relationship with WWE chairman Vince McMahon. He said McMahon is surrounded by “yes men,” and he’s gained the boss’s admiration by not following suit.Jericho: “Yes, there is a lot of confrontations with Vince, but that’s because there’s a mutual respect. And some of them get out of control… It’s only because both of us respect each other, trust each other, and believe each other. It doesn’t mean I’m always going to like the things he does or the things he wants to do. And it doesn’t mean that he’s going to like the things that I do and the way that I act and react to things either.”We covered a ton of ground in the interview. Here’s what else we talked about:* More on his relationship with Vince McMahon* Cody Rhodes and Santino Marella’s bizarre posing competition at a post-WrestleMania party for WWE employees (judged by Undertaker)* Kid Rock’s reaction to said wacky contest (Jericho was standing with him)* How he selects which stories aren’t worthy of making it into the book* How he convinced editors to put a “bonus track” chapter in the book with extra stories* How the writing process has become easier with Best In The WorldThe full interview can be heard here: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/chris-jerichos-latest-book-offers-more-only-in-wwe-stories/ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts WhatsApp Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles When Did Vince McMahon Find Out About Roman Reigns’ Diagnosis? Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more
June 4, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson, Jonathan Halvorson Posted: June 4, 2019 Parks and Recreation Department hosts free lifeguard prep classes 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The city of San Diego will host the first of four classes today to help prospective lifeguards prepare and train for the city’s lifeguard tryouts.The two-hour class will help participants improve their swimming diving and water treading skills to ensure they will be ready for a future tryout.The class will include swimming 3-hundred yards uninterrupted and diving seven-to-10 feet into the water to retrieve 10 pound objects.The city will offer similar training classes on June 6th … 11th and 13th and all four classes will take place from 5-30 in the afternoon to 7-30 at night at the Bud Kearns Memorial Pool on Morley Field Drive. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed early Thursday morning in Bowie, Md., according to CSX officials and the Prince George’s County Fire & EMS Department.The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the railroad since Wednesday, when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lynchburg, Va., and a retaining wall collapsed onto freight tracks in Baltimore. Heavy rains may have played a role in both incidents, CSX spokesman Gary Sease said.
Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner South Shore’s executive team now comprises Chairman Peter Coker and Deputy Chairman Tom Lau.It is believed South Shore is currently on the lookout for a buyer following a series of funding difficulties and construction delays. Once billed as the most luxurious hotel in the world, THE 13’s operator recently confirmed it has made no moves to launch gaming operations at the property, which held its soft opening in late 2018. Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August RelatedPosts South Shore Holdings Limited, the owner and operator of embattled luxury Macau hotel THE 13, has announced that its CEO, Walt Power, has been re-designated from his role.Effective as of Wednesday 1 May, Power is no longer CEO or Executive Director of South Shore, instead listed as Non-Executive Director. Power, 65, had been CEO of the company since February 2013, having previously held roles as SVP of Operations for Sands China subsidiary Venetian Macau Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Melco Resorts’ New Cotai Entertainment.
SAN FRANCISCO—The American Magazine Conference is a study of an industry in transition. I suppose not surprisingly, this year’s conference is very much focused on e-media. Of the sessions that focus on the magazine business, seven are e-media related while only six are specifically print oriented. The sessions featuring business and political celebrities have also been valuable, if purposefully light. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pictured, didn’t illuminate much on the financial rescue of Wall Street—I doubt California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, coming Tuesday, will either.)First full-day highlights included a session on reshaping the model for magazines, where IDG’s Bob Carrigan demonstrated how far out in front of the rest of the industry his company really is. Where others offered generalities, Bob was talking about what IDG has already done.One of the keynotes Monday was Tom Rogers, former CEO of Primedia, the cobbled-together giant of the ‘90s that was broken up and sold over the last four years. Rogers is now CEO of TiVo. I remember when Rogers took over Primedia. I interviewed him his first day on the job, and he somewhat anxiously asked me what the big magazine companies like Time Inc., Hearst, and Condé Nast thought of Primedia. Now, nearly a decade later, he’s preaching to them.Another highlight was a lunch presentation with Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. BusinessWeek editor Stepher Adler, who interviewed her, set up the conversation this way: “WTF?” This is the first AMC in a while that’s been held in a city, not a resort, signaling, I suppose, a businesslike attitude on the part of the Magazine Publishers of America, which recently needed to lay off some staff. As Carrigan put it Monday: “Given the environment we’re in, there will be a migration towards performance-oriented media.” He wasn’t talking about magazines.And Carrigan’s fellow panelist, Ed Kelly, CEO of Amex Publishing, was even more succinct. Asked his priorities for the next six to 12 months, he said: “For us, it’s hunker down. It’s a slugfest out there. Bring it on.”[photo: Doug Goodman]
In February, People ran an ad for Welch’s 100% grape juice which encourages readers to lick a taste strip in what the campaign touted as the final frontier of sensory marketing in magazines to be attempted by Madison Avenue.Magazines have tried carrying all sorts of sensory ads—sight (remember those LEDs cropping up a few year ago?), sound (People once accepted an ad that played Elvis’ “Hound Dog” to annoying effect), touch and, of course, smell—but this is the first instance I can recall a magazine using “smell” in an editorial setting.(Although how pure it is as an editorial play may be up for debate—Phelps, after all, chose “L’Homme YSL” as his favorite scent. I asked People whether or not Yves Saint-Laurent paid for placement. People says they did not.) This is not, however, the first time People has used sensory technology in an editorial section. In 2006 the magazine put out a Kraft-sponsored, subscriber-only holiday issue, which featured sensory technology in both advertising and editorial sections.At the time of the Welch’s ad, I suggested the magazines’ editorial teams embrace the available sensory technology. “What if you were reading a 29-page Vanity Fair article on, say, the war in Iraq in which you could open a flap and actually smell Baghdad? Or how about lathering Sports Illustrated’s Baseball Preview in pine tar?”Seeing what People did with the technology here (Meloni’s favorite scent: “a day at the beach”) I may have to rethink this. I still stand by the pine tar idea, though.Through September, People’s ad pages were down 6.1 percent—better than the industry’s 9.4 percent average, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. Ever wonder what Michael Phelps smells like?People magazine, which has a history of experimenting with sensory advertising within its pages, is set to publish a “scratch-n-sniff” section in its Sexiest Man Alive issue.The magazine, which hits newsstands on Friday, includes a section dubbed “Sexy Scents” with “scratch-n-sniff” photos of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford, film actor Taye Diggs, Law & Order star Chris Meloni and U.S. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps—each of whom “describe the fragrance that makes them feel their sexiest.” (Crawford chose freshly cut grass, telling the magazine he “grew up playing a lot of football and golf … When I smell freshly cut grass I get this air of competition. It wakes me up, gets me going”; Diggs “loves vanilla, chocolate, sandalwood and musk essential oils.”)
Dan Cohen AUTHOR We have arrived at a crossroads for communities and installations — a juncture defined by years of budget battles and indecision.No matter which way you turn, the path forward is full of challenges and unknowns. In one direction is the status quo — sequestration, continued deadlock, death by a thousand cuts and the hollowing out of our bases and the communities they call home. In another direction is BRAC – a painful process that doesn’t solve every problem, but may add some clarity to the way ahead. There is a third path emerging, one defined by partnership and collaboration as a way to forge a vision of the base of the future.This crossroads requires every path be explored, and preparations made for what is to come. It is a time for communities and installation supporters to be heard and have an opportunity to understand how the decisions of policymakers will impact them in the near future.This June, ADC will host the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C. This yearly gathering of 600-plus public and private leaders has become the go-to policy event for defense communities and our military leadership. Make plans to join us for this important event as we explore this crossroads that will define the future of our defense communities and installations.RegistrationThe last chance for early registration is Friday, May 1. To register and save $100, please visit the Summit website.HotelADC has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $229/night. To make a reservation, click here or call the hotel at (202) 393-1000, and mention the ADC Defense Communities National Summit. As always, these rooms are filled very quickly.Our block rate is the prevailing per diem rate, so if you require a per diem rate room, be sure to book early.
Twitter John Legend Shines In “Jesus Christ Superstar” john-legend-sara-bareilles-alice-cooper-shine-jesus-christ-superstar Email Legend took center stage, showing off his powerful voice and artistic versatility throughout the two-and-a-half hour show. Making the transition from his traditional concerts to the lead role in a classic show was a challenge Legend rose up to (no pun intended), even if it forced the singer slightly out of his comfort zone.”It’s a different kind of performance in one way because I’m usually performing my own music and I wrote the songs, I know the lyrics very well,” Legend admitted to E Online. “But I think this, learning the show, learning the character and the music adds a layer of complexity adds a challenge to it I don’t usually have when I’m performing my own music.”Bareilles is not new to the Broadway. The piano-pop powerhouse made her foray onto the stage in 2016 with the show Waitress, contributing music and lyrics of her own. Her performance in “… Superstar” of “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” had her fans in awe, while winning over the many of the viewers new to Bareilles’ abilities.For his only song of the night, shock-rock icon Cooper made it count. In the role of King Herod, Cooper entered to a roar of applause before launching into a musical challenge to Legend’s character, eventually darkening into his signature sinister growl. While Cooper’s may not be the first name that comes to mind on Broadway, his superior showmanship fit right into the show’s spectacle.With dashes of glitter, edgy costume design, and many other great musical moments, including “Superstar” from Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” is being hailed by many as the finest live television musical yet.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Sunday night’s “live in concert” television presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic showcases the versatility of the GRAMMY-winning Legend in the title roleNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 2, 2018 – 7:30 am Many music fans spent their Easter Sunday evening in front of the television — and on Twitter — to catch NBC’s airing of “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert.” With jaw-dropping performances by GRAMMY winner John Legend in the title role and appearances from GRAMMY nominees Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, the show was heavy on heartfelt music. News John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper Shine In “Jesus Christ Superstar” Facebook
News Facebook After wowing Coachella, X Japan’s next album is due in just months and will include a Manson collaboration trackPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 7, 2018 – 12:13 pm Flush with new fans from X Japan wowing Coachella festivalgoers and performing “Sweet Dreams” at the fest with Marilyn Manson during the second weekend, Yoshiki has promised his band’s next album by “late summer or early fall.”The band’s previous studio album was Dahlia in 1996. The current album has been in the works for 10 years already. While the band previously announced a new album would be coming in 2016, X Japan guitarist Pata had a serious medical issue that led to the project being shelved. “I know it’s a long time,” said Yoshiki, “but when you listen to the sound you’ll understand why it took that long.””Recording’s done pretty much, we just have to mix it,” Yoshiki told Consequence Of Sound. “It’s pretty edgy. It’s eclectic. Even though people want to say X Japan is heavy-metal or hard rock, the album is very eclectic and a wide range is covered.”Yoshiki also revealed that “99 percent of the songs are in English and it’s our first record targeting a worldwide audience.” In addition, fans can look forward to a Manson collaboration on the new record, which seems to be a perfect fit given their amazing performance at Coachella.”This is the evolved version of X Japan,” Yoshiki said. “Regardless of what happened in our past, it’s a new album.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Twitter Yoshiki Says X Japan Album Due By Early Fall yoshiki-says-x-japan-lp-due-fall-marilyn-manson-track Yoshiki Says X Japan LP Due By Fall With Marilyn Manson Track
Model who falsely accused George Takei of sexual assault: ‘I am not a liar’George Takei wishes his accuser ‘peace’ during this ‘difficult period’George Takei: Trump’s immigration policies are worse than Japanese prison campsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/george-takeis-accuser-now-admits-assault-may-not-have-happened/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The accuser of George Takei has now admitted the assault ‘may not have happened’.The 80-year-old Star Trek actor has repeatedly denied allegations model Scott Brunton made to the Hollywood Reporter last year. No one else has made allegations about the gay actor.Scott Brunton’s allegations against George TakeiBrunton alleged Takei spiked his drink one evening in Los Angeles in the early 80s.He said: ‘All of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out.’Brunton added: ‘‘The next thing I remember, I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear.‘I came to and said, “What are you doing?! I don’t want to do this.” He goes, “You need to relax – I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.”‘And I said, “No. I don’t want to do this.” And I pushed him off and he said, “OK, fine.” And I said I am going to go and he said, “If you feel you must. You’re in no condition to drive.” I said, “I don’t care I want to go.”‘So I managed to get my pants up and compose myself and I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that,’ Brunton claims.The 60-year-old came out about the alleged assault after reading media accounts of drink-spiked sex attacks and rape allegations against Bill Cosby.Toxicologists rule out drugsIt was only after reading that he wondered if he was drugged.Then 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, toxicologists have assessed his experience and ruled out a spiked drink.Lewis Nelson, the director of medical toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said it sounded like ‘postural hypotension, exacerbated by alcohol’.Brunton did not admit to the Hollywood Reporter at the time that he had also been drinking wine earlier that day. He only said he had ‘two drinks’ with Takei.When learning of the toxicologists’ observations, Brunton admitted ‘it makes [Takei] a little less sinister’. The Observer questioned Brunton about his conflicting stories of the event. To one outlet, he claimed Takei was shirtless. In others, he said he was wearing a white t-shirt.Ex-model admits Takei may not have touched his genitalsGeorge Takei played Sulu on Star TrekAnd finally, he admitted that Takei may not have have sexually assaulted him.‘He was clearly on his way to…to…to going somewhere,’ Brunton said.‘So you don’t remember him touching your genitals?’ he was asked.And Brunton confessed he did not remember any touching.He admitted that it could have been a ‘misunderstanding’, but insists it was an ‘unwanted situation’. He finally told the Observer ‘it might not have happened’.Brunton added: ‘He was 20 years older than me and short. And I wasn’t attracted to Asian men… I was a hot, surfer, California boy type, that he probably could have only gotten had he bought, paid for or found someone just willing to ride on his coattails of fame.’The episode itself was ‘not painful,’ Brunton said, laughing. ‘It didn’t scar me.’Takei was ‘shocked and bewildered’ at claimsTakei said he was ‘shocked and bewildered’ at the claims.He wrote on Twitter: ‘The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr Brunton, and I cannot say I do.’Brunton has provided no evidence to support his claim.George Takei came out against Harvey Weinstein in light of recent allegations levelled at the film producer. In response to the claims, Takei wrote on Facebook: ‘Too little, too late, M. Weinstein.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-
Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from the Reserve Bank of India. Following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of September2015:Foreign Tourist Arrivals:• FTAs during the month of September 2015 were 5.40 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.09 lakh during the month of September 2014 and 4.54 lakh in September 2013. There has been a growth of 6.1% in September 2015 over September 2014.• FTAs during the period January-September 2015 were 56.08 lakh showing a growth of 4.6% over January-September 2014.• The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during September 2015 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (18.81%), followed by USA (10.99%), UK (7.96%), Malaysia (4.72%), Sri Lanka (4.69%), Australia (3.39%), China (3.37%), Japan (3.20%), Germany (2.89), Canada (2.51%), Nepal (2.44%), France (2.39%), Singapore (2.13%), Pakistan (1.61%) and Afghanistan (1.27%). These top 15 countries account for 72.37% of total FTAs during September 2015.• The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during September 2015 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (30.08%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.21%), Haridaspur Land check post (10.57%), Chennai Airport• (8.91%), Bengaluru Airport (6.57%), Kolkata Airport (4.02%), Cochin Airport (3.23%), Hyderabad Airport (3.03%), Gede Rail (2.02%), Tiruchirapalli (1.94%), Trivendrum Airport (1.55%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.35%), Ghojadanga Land check post (1.26%), Attari Wagha Land check post (1.05%) and Amritsar Airport (0.75%). These top 15 ports account for 93.54% of total FTAs during September 2015.Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in rupee terms and in $ terms:• FEEs during the month of September 2015 were Rs 9,512 crore as compared to Rs 9,057 crore in September 2014.• The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during September 2015 over September 2014 was growth of 5.0%.• FEEs from tourism in rupee terms in January-September 2015 were Rs 91,737 crore showing a growth of 3.2% over the same period during 2014.• FEEs in $ terms during the month of September 2015 were $1.436 billion• FEEs from tourism in $ terms during January-September 2015 were $14.453 billion
in Daily Dose, News, Origination Share August 30, 2018 553 Views Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac. the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.52 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week, up from 4.51 percent last week. However, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.97 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from 3.98 the previous week.According to Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, mortgage rates are showing a steadiness not seen since fall 2016.“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage barely inched up this week, continuing the summer trend of essentially being flat,” said Khater. “While sales and price growth have softened these last few months, this leveling of rates may be helping more buyers reach the market. Purchase mortgage applications this week were once again modestly above year ago levels.” Freddie Mac is only expecting a 0.2 percent increase in total home sales, 6.12 million in 2017 to 6.14 million at the end of 2018, despite the record breaking economic expansion.“Given the strength of the economy, it is possible for home sales to pick up even more before year’s end,” Khater added. “The key factor will be if affordably-priced inventory increases enough to continue this recent trend of cooling price appreciation.”Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale notes that mortgage rates are still significantly higher than last year, as the inventory remains a problem.“In spite of the steadiness since spring, mortgage rates are 70 basis points higher than one year ago,” said Hale. “Coupled with home price increases, higher mortgage rates mean an extra $2,000 per year in principal and interest payments on the typical home listing. Although higher prices are a hurdle for buyers, the biggest obstacle to growth in home sales remains the scarcity of homes available for sale, especially in lower price tiers. Signs of a turnaround in inventory are evident for higher-priced homes, but to really see home sales pick up, more affordable inventory is needed.” Mortgage Rates See an Uptick 30-year fixed mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates Prices 2018-08-30 Seth Welborn
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