WOODRIDGE, Ill. – Chicago-based strategic business consultancy and sports marketing agency PROtential has announced that Josh Russell will join the company as executive vice president, commencing with the company’s activities at the 2012 Daytona 500. In his most recent position at Affinia Group, as director of sales and marketing for online, performance and racing for Raybestos Brake & Chassis, Russell was responsible for brand marketing, business development and sales generation throughout the racing, online retail and performance enthusiast markets. Russell’s primary role at PROtential will be to lead efforts on behalf of its Fortune 500 client, Smithfield Foods, in development and execution of the company’s at-track and in-store motorsports promotional program platforms – centered around its new sponsorship of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Smithfield Ford in 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. Russell also will spearhead business development for PROtential and oversee its involvement in a new Chicago-based consortium of automotive marketing specialist agencies called The Brand Speed Shop. Before joining Affinia as VP of marketing in 2007, he served as director of marketing for Old World Industries in Northbrook, Ill., where he handled national brands such as PEAK Antifreeze and Mr. Clean. Earlier in his career, Russell also served as a vice president and account supervisor with BBDO Chicago. “Josh brings a hard-to-find mix of extensive brand management experience, CPG marketing sensibility and strong reputation to our CPG, motorsports and automotive aftermarket client base and development initiatives,” said Eric De Bord, CEO and founder of PROtential. “We look forward to our company’s next chapter, as I know Josh’s senior leadership will have an immediate, positive impact on our clients’ businesses and also on our agency’s growth.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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Author: AP Published: October 1, 2016 8:19 AM EDT SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic congressman with little name recognition is struggling to stop Florida’s GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected as Republicans pour millions into adds attacking the underdog — Patrick Murphy.Lately, Rubio and outside Republican groups have outspent Murphy and Washington Democrats more than 3-to-1 with ads blasting Murphy for embellishing his resume, calling him “untrustworthy.” So far the Democratic Party arm in Washington focused on overturning GOP control of the Senate on Election Day seems hesitant to fight back for Murphy, who’s still introducing himself to voters statewide.The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is cutting back a planned advertising blitz in Florida, canceling ads into early October though it says it stands behind Murphy. It could be part of a strategy to switch to states where TV advertising costs far less and Democrats have better chances in November.Murphy said he’s not worried, confident of overcoming the ad onslaught though he trails in polls and many Florida voters have barely heard of him.“The negative ads that Marco Rubio and his allies are running against me have been checked by fact checkers and have been deemed false, so not only are they negative, but Sen. Rubio and his allies are lying about me, trying to smear my record because they have to distract from his terrible record,” Murphy said at a Tampa appearance.Rubio, 45, toppled a sitting governor for the Senate seat in 2010 before running for president. But after Donald Trump soundly beat the junior senator in his home state, Rubio dropped out and also said he wouldn’t seek another Senate term. In late June he changed his mind, pressed by Republicans anxious to retain a slim Senate majority. Instantly he became the front-runner against Murphy, a 33-year-old second-term congressman who has trailed Rubio by 7 percentage points in a recent Quinnipiac University poll.Democrats need to pick up four seats for Senate control, five if Trump’s elected. For Democrats, it’s been a season of high hopes of taking the Senate seat in a presidential election year that saw some Republicans distancing themselves from Trump. Then entered Rubio.Republicans for Rubio are hitting Murphy for overstating claims on his resume to be a certified public accountant, small business owner and a college graduate with two degrees. Murphy was a licensed CPA in Colorado but not Florida, where he worked for an accounting firm. He was part-owner of a business established by his wealthy father, and though a double major at the University of Miami, he earned just one degree.Murphy casts Rubio as self-interested, saying he can’t even commit to serving a six-year term and wants to use the office to mount another presidential run.The question is whether that message is being heard over his opponent’s ads.Murphy has received help from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Senate Majority PAC, but those advertising buys have been dwarfed by outside Republican groups.Susan McGrath, the Pinellas County Democratic chairwoman, says Tampa Bay television has been plastered with ads attacking Murphy. So far figures show Rubio and groups backing him have poured $16 million into advertising, nearly triple the $5.6 million spent by Murphy and his supporters.“There’s a tremendous amount of money being spent against Patrick Murphy and I haven’t seen him respond in kind,” said McGrath. “The Republican Party and the super PACs are going to dig in hard for Marco Rubio. They have a huge investment — a potential candidate for president and control of the Senate.”She and other Democrats acknowledge Rubio’s advantage. But Democrats say Rubio’s flip-flop on a Senate run, combined with Murphy’s moderate politics, could yield a Democratic upset.“Voters are going to have a lot of questions for Marco Rubio — the whole instance of him telling the people of Florida that he didn’t want to be a senator,” McGrath said. “I do think Murphy is a strong candidate. He’s a moderate, and Florida is not a red state or a blue state.”Rubio expresses confidence even as many voters are still making up their minds.“The reason why someone exaggerates their achievements is because they don’t have any achievements. He’s been in Congress for four years and no one’s noticed because he hasn’t done anything,” Rubio said by phone.Tiffany Smith, a public works employee in Ft. Lauderdale, said she generally votes along Democratic lines but is still deciding which one lines up with her on key issues of student loan debt, family leave policies and equality and pay for women.Other voters see the race as more about Rubio than Murphy.Kathy Traexler, a 49-year-old engineer from Orlando, recently switched parties after 31 years as a Republican because the GOP nominated Trump. While she doesn’t know much about Murphy, she’s still voting for him.“I just know he’s not Rubio and for me, that’s enough,” Traexler said. Florida Senate: Underdog struggles against incumbent Rubio
The claimant was the managing director of a group of companies (the group). The defendant was the chief executive of one of the group’s subsidiary companies and he reported to the claimant. In addition to being an employee, the defendant held a valuable shareholding in the group company. The claimant was notified of allegations of wrongdoing concerning the defendant. The claimant met with the defendant and during that meeting the defendant said that he needed to leave his job. The defendant suggested that he should be paid a severance package to include the price of his shares. The claimant asserted that a figure was requested that grossly inflated the value of the defendant’s shares. The defendant maintained that he had requested a figure which was half that alleged by the claimant. The following day, the defendant sent an email to the claimant threatening to disclose to the public certain allegations, including the fact that the claimant and his wife had been sexually abusing the defendant. On 13 March 2012, an application was granted on short notice for an injunction to run until 16 March prohibiting the disclosure of information of a sexual nature concerning the claimant and his wife (the non-disclosure order). On 16 March, the defendant applied to vary the non-disclosure order permitting the information sought to be protected to be included in any claim presented to an employment tribunal (a tribunal). The claimant sought the continuation of the non-disclosure order with a requirement that any claim to be presented to a tribunal be submitted to the claimant for agreement first, with any dispute to be resolved by the court. The claimant submitted, inter alia, that he had a reasonable expectation of privacy such that his rights under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the convention) were engaged, and that the non-disclosure order in the terms sought by him would not amount to an interference with the defendant’s rights under article 6 of the convention. He further submitted that the defendant’s demand for payment meant that the defendant’s claim for respect for his rights under article 10 of the convention was not very strong. Furthermore, there was a risk that the contents of a tribunal claim form might enter the public domain. The defendant contended that his demand to be paid for his shares in the context of a settlement of all issues arising out of the termination of his employment was not unwarranted. Further, where sexual relations were not consensual, but involved abuse or harassment, there could be no reasonable expectation of privacy. Rights to complain of such treatment strongly engaged articles 8 and 10. Furthermore, there was no right of the public to access tribunal claim forms and the claimant’s subjective fears of disclosure were misplaced. The court ruled: It was established law that when considering whether the publication of information which was said to be private should be permitted: (i) the first question to be considered was whether the claimant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of that information such that their rights under article 8 of the convention were engaged; (ii) the second question was what the rights of the defendant were; and (iii) finally, the court had to weigh the rights claimed by the claimant against the rights of the other individuals concerned. In determining (i), the question was what a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities would feel if they were placed in the same position as the claimant and faced with the same publicity (see ,  of the judgment). Although a person normally had a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of sexual activity, that could not be the case where the activity was abusive or amounted to sexual harassment. Where the parties to a personal relationship were also in a work-related relationship, that had to be relevant to what a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities who was a party to such dual relationships would feel. That was the more so if one party was in a more junior position than the other. In such a case, a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities in the position of the more senior would recognise the possibility that apparent consent by the more junior person might actually be non-consensual submission. The senior party ought, in such a case, to feel that the disclosure of information which would otherwise be private, out to be disclosed to those responsible for determining disputes that arose at the work place, including a tribunal (see , ,  of the judgment). In the instant case, the risk that the defendant might attempt to abuse the process of the tribunal was not a real risk at all (see  of the judgment). The non-disclosure order would be continued with the variation in the form sought by the defendant (see  of the judgment). Confidential information – Injunction against disclosure of information – Interim injunction Matthew Nicklin (instructed by Eversheds) for the claimant; Akhlaq Choudhury (instructed by Thomas Mansfield) for the defendant. Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd  2 All ER 995 applied; Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd  3 FCR 661 applied; Thorne v Motor Trade Association  3 All ER 157 considered; XXX v YYY  IRLR 137 considered; XXX v YYY  IRLR 471 considered; Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee  4 All ER 617 considered; S (a child) (identification: restriction on publication), Re  4 All ER 683 considered; Lord Browne of Madingley v Associated Newspapers Ltd  All ER (D) 12 (May) considered; AMM v HXW  All ER (D) 48 (Oct) considered; ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd  All ER (D) 197 (Apr) considered. BUQ v HRE: Queen’s Bench Division (Mr Justice Tugendhat): 29 March 2012
The Kombat League is now live in Mortal Kombat 11 and will give the more competitive players out there the chance to compete against each other to earn exclusive in-game rewards.In Kombat League, players compete in ranked matches during a four-week season to progress through nine tiers, climbing from the ranks of Apprentice to Elder God. Players will be rewarded with exclusive in-game items for each unlocked rank. Rewards are cumulative, with players earning all unlocked items up to the highest tier achieved in a given season. Players can also earn in-game items by playing in various daily and seasonal quests.View the Kombat League trailer below:Once a season expires, a new season starts immediately with new rewards and incentives to earn. The optimised matchmaking system in Kombat League will ensure players are matched with opponents at or near their same skill level. As part of the Kombat League update, a new meter has been added giving players a quick look at their odds of winning against an opponent at the beginning of each ranked match.Additionally, early access for Shang Tsung, the first of six playable fighters included in the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack, begins tomorrow for all Kombat Pack owners. The Kombat Pack is the best way to upgrade the Mortal Kombat 11 game experience with new downloadable content.
Sharing is caring! Share 42 Views no discussions Share Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimary NBD partners with Rotaract Club by: – January 22, 2014 Share NBD’s Executive Manager of Marketing, Mrs. Suzanne Piper presented the cheque to T’Keyah Alleyne’s mother on Monday, January 21, 2014The National Bank of Dominica (NBD) Ltd. has partnered with the Rotaract Club for the 2014 Carnival Princess Pageant.On Monday 20th January, NBD presented a cheque of $2000 to the Rotaract Club, confirming their partnership in the 2014 National Princess Pageant. With this donation, the Bank will be sponsoring Ms. T’Keyah Alleyne of the Pioneer Preparatory School.The show is scheduled for February 16th at the Harlem Plaza. This year’s motto is ‘Empowering young minds, building self confidence’. The princesses will appear in costume, party dress and a talent segment. They will also be presenting a speech. NBD’s Executive Manager of Marketing, Suzanne Piper stated that “The Bank is always happy to contribute to the social and academic development of our young people, and to keeping our culture alive.” The Bank has partnered with the Rotaract Club for a number of years in staging this event. NBD annually supports the Dominica Festivals Commission, other organizations and communities during the carnival season.
Runners bottleneck up the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway on January 11, 2020, during the 36th Annual Causeway Run. Photo by Gaige Davila.By Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This summer’s Causeway Run and Fitness Walk, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, has been cancelled.The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce board cancelled the event on Wednesday morning, May 20, saying they were concerned for participants’ safety. The run was scheduled for June 6, initially, before being rescheduled to August 22, in the dead of summer. The August heat, with no water stations on the Causeway, coupled with safety concerns related to COVID-19 transmission, prompted the board to cancel the event. “It was a very difficult decision to make, but it was necessary,” Betty Wells, director of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, said. “If even one person had a heat-related problem because of our event, that would be extremely upsetting for us.” She continued, “You can’t take any chances with the safety of people.” Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedNearly 1,000 run across Causeway in annual run By Gaige Davila firstname.lastname@example.org Last Saturday, January 11, 945 people ran across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway from the Port Isabel Public Library, ending the annual marathon at Louie’s Backyard. The marathon, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of…January 11, 2020In “News”Ready, set, GO! Hundreds show for 1st Annual Summer Longest Causeway RunSpecial to the PRESS Warm weather couldn’t stop hundreds of runners eager to participate in the first ever summertime iteration of the Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk. Sponsored by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the mid-year run followed a course different than that of its winter counterpart, beginning at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island and ending…June 12, 2015In “Event”4th Annual Summer Causeway Run set for SaturdayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press email@example.com The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for one of the most anticipated events of the summer, the 4th Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. The event is set to take place bright and early this Saturday morning, Chamber…June 1, 2018In “News” Share
Hosts Cumberland High and Holy Trinity High had to settle for a share of the points in their Group A ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match yesterday.Holy Trinity dominated the first half and created numerous opportunities but only had Okelo Howard’s 16th-minute strike to show for the chances they created. However, in the second half, the hosts grabbed an early equaliser three minutes after the interval thanks to Jhevante Grant’s free kick, and had their opponents against the ropes for the most part but could not take full advantage. FAULTY FINISHING Both coaches said that poor finishing denied their team of maximum points.“The top team (in the group) drew with us, but only because of faulty finishing. We had the game. The whole first half, we outplayed them but never put away the chances and only scored one. Then in the second half, a soft goal was scored on us,” Holy Trinity’s coach Devon Anderson said.“We have a lot of young players, a lot of new players, just coming into the team. It’s no excuse as we should have put the game away and we didn’t, so tough luck. We just have to go back to the drawing board,” he continued.Holy Trinity remain third in the table with five points, four behind leaders Haile Selassie and three adrift of Cumberland, but Anderson is confident that his team will make up ground in the second half of the first round.“Most definitely, from now, we will go from strength to strength. We are creating a lot of chances, but in front of goal we need to be more clinical. So as soon as we sort out the problem, it will be all engines running. The zone is very close at the moment,” he said.Cumberland coach Kemar Brown also thought that they should have won but was pleased that his team was able to finish the first round unbeaten. “We should have got more than the point because we got some half-chances, but we were just poor in front of goal. Our forwards did not turn up, but one (point) is better than zero, and I would take that any day. Holy Trinity are one of the seeded teams in the zone, and they never made life easy for us today,” he said. YESTERDAY’S RESULTS Group A • Haile Selassie 3 Clan Carthy 0• St Jago vs Bridgeport (rained out) TODAY’S GAMES Group D • Edith Dalton vs Tivoli High• St Mary’s College vs Mona High• Meadowbrook vs Hydel Group E • Tarrant vs Jamaica College• José Marti vs Innswood• Greater Portmore vs Wolmer’s
NEW YORK (AP):With no indication of when the 2019-20 European football seasons will end, the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament ahead of the 2020-21 season has been cancelled.Relevent Sports, which stages the tournament, made the announcement on Friday.More than 20,000 people have died in the United States as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Over 500,000 persons have tested positive for the virus while almost 30,000 have recovered.“The lack of clarity of when social distancing and shelter-in-place restrictions will be lifted and the uncertain international football calendar, with the potential for European domestic leagues and UEFA tournaments being played into August, means planning a men’s International Champions Cup this summer is unfeasible.” Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman said in a statement.Many big European clubs have appeared in the tournament, which has been played primarily in the United States since it WAS launched in 2013 and often draws large crowds.Relevent said it hopes to hold this year’s edition of its smaller women’s tournament, which WAS launched in 2018, and to resume the men’s tournament in the US and Asia in 2021.