The Los Angeles Police Protective League’s Eagle & Badge Foundation presents their 12th Anniversary “In the Line of Duty Awards” on Saturday evening, November 16, 2013 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles @ LA Live.Hosted by veteran broadcaster Mary Hart. This year, four honorees have been announced along with a special performance by Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat and the Queen Latifah Show’s favorite girl group, Identity4Pop performing the National Anthem.Honorees for 2013 are California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, President of SAG-AFTRA Ken Howard, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Philanthropist/Businessman Shlomo Rechnitz.“Each of this year’s honorees are truly outstanding leaders in their chosen fields,” announced Peter R. Repovich, President of the Eagle & Badge Foundation and Executive Chairman of the Event, ” and we look forward to recognizing their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Los Angeles and the State.”The evening will feature a performance by Two-time Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat. The artist caught a generation’s imagination with her first hit single “Bubbly”, which become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time. Her first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and raced its way past the multi-Platinum barrier. Her second album BREAKTHROUGH debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart and was honored with two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. Caillat works for honorable causes including the Surfrider Foundation, Save The Music Foundation, Farm Sanctuary and The Humane Society of the U.S. Colbie’s next single, “Hold On”, which was co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder, is due out Nov 17. Her next studio album is due Spring 2014.The evening will also feature the young trio, Identity4Pop, performing the National Anthem, (They just appeared on the Queen Latifah Show Nov. 8th and sang the anthem at the Martin Luther King tribute in Washington last month for President and Mrs. Obama.)The Honorable California Attorney General Kamala Harris has a lengthy career as a prosecutor and two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco prior to becoming Attorney General. She is committed to fighting violent crime, combating transnational gangs trafficking guns, drugs and human beings through the state, and to improving efficiency in law enforcement investigations and prosecutions with increased technology and data-driven policing.Actor, author, Emmy and Tony Award winner, Ken Howard has been a working actor for more than 40 years in film television and theatre (“White Shadow”, “30 Rock”, “Crossing Jordan”, “The West Wing”). His leadership and teamwork with other SAG-AFTRA executives allowed the two rival organizations to merge as one last year to the benefit of more than 165,000 actors, recording artists, broadcasters and other performers.Prior to his election to the LA City Council in January of 2012, Councilmember Joe Buscaino served the citizens of Los Angeles as a member of the LAPD including six years as Senior Lead Officer in the Harbor Area. A dedicated community leader working with countless youth programs in his spare time, he serves the 15th Council District of with compassion and commitment and Chairs the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees.Shlomo Rechnitz founded TwinMed at age 22, now one of the largest medical supply distributors in the United States. He revolutionized the industry by introducing the “PPD Model” which ultimately won him the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Shlomo went on to build a medical industry conglomerate which includes rehabilitation facilities, pharmacies, cancer research and other ancillary medical companies. Currently, he spends half his time overseeing his charity foundation, which distributes funds to over 700 organizations on an annual basis.Businessman Arthur M. Kassel is serving once again as Gala Event Chair. Mayor Eric Garcetti is the Honorary Event Chair; LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Steve Soboroff, President of the LA Police Commission are Honorary Event Co-Chairs, and the Event Co-Chair is Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.The Eagle & Badge Foundation was founded 12 years ago by the Los Angeles Police Protective League and several community leaders to help members of law enforcement and their families with extraordinary expenses when affected by health or other critical issues, expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Recent donations from the Foundation have included funding of special therapy equipment required by an officer’s wife severely injured in a fall; three specially trained service dogs for autistic children of LAPD officers; an airline flight for an officer to attend his father’s funeral; support for an officer’s family traumatized by the tornados in their home state, and payment of numerous household bills for an officer living with cancer. The Foundation also provides funding for police based organizations in the community which in turn continue to help many thousands of individuals, most of them children.Over 1,000 business, entertainment, political and community leaders are anticipated to be on hand at this year’s Gala. The event begins at 6pm with a red carpet, silent auction and reception, followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, awards, and headline entertainment.For information on the Foundation, or to purchase tickets, tables, tribute ads or to become a Gala sponsor, please call the Foundation office at 818.994.4661 or email info@EagleandBadgeFoundation.org. Information also available at www.EagleandBadgeFoundation.org.MANY CELEBRITIES ARE ATTENDING including: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mary Hart, Attorney General Kamala Harris, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Ken Howard, Gabrielle Carteris (90210), Colbie Caillat, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Identity4Pop trio from Queen Latifah Show, Catherine Bach, Tom Hallick, Bobby Costanza, Frank Mottek KNXCBS Radio, Jim Hill-KCBS, Terry Moore, cast members of police TV shows CSI, Hill Street Blues, Adam 12, Police Woman, and many more.The 12th Annual Eagle & Badge GalaSaturday November 16th at 6PMJW Marriot Hotel @ L.A.Live – Diamond Ballroom 4th Floor- 900 W. Olympic Blvd. LA , CA 90015
A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame, and a challenge for TV industry In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 photo, Kim Sung-jin, 14, broadcasts himself eating delivery Chinese food in his room at home in Bucheon, south of Seoul, South Korea. Every evening, he gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching. That’s the show, and it makes Kim money: 2 million won ($1,700) in his most successful episode. Better known to his viewers by the nickname Patoo, he is one of the youngest broadcasters on Afreeca TV, an app for live-broadcasting video online launched in 2006. (AP Photo/Julie Yoon) SEOUL, South Korea – Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching.That’s the show, and it makes Kim money: 2 million won ($1,700) in his most successful episode.Better known to his viewers by the nickname Patoo, he is one of the youngest broadcasters on Afreeca TV, an app for live-broadcasting video online launched in 2006.Kim, who has a delicate physique and chopstick-like slight limbs, has been broadcasting himself eating almost every evening since he was 11. Sometimes he invites friends to eat with him. To add fun, he once wore a blonde wig and dressed as a woman.While the Internet has been making stars for years — from bloggers to gamers who play for millions of YouTube viewers — outsiders may find it puzzling, if not outright bizarre, for young people to spend hours watching someone eating. But in South Korea, Afreeca TV has become a big player in the Internet subculture and a crucial part of social life for teens.Shows like Kim’s are known as “Meok Bang,” a mash-up Korean word of broadcast and eating. They are the most popular and often most profitable among some 5,000 live shows that are aired live at any given moment on Afreeca TV.Kim started the show essentially to find someone to eat with. His parents worked in another city so he was living with his grandparents, and they ate dinner so early he got hungry at night.He says the show made his dining more regular, although most of his meals on Afreeca TV begin after 10 p.m. The show also brought him unexpected joy: He said that even though he’s just an ordinary teenager, “people say hello to me on the street.”“I do what I want. That’s the perk of a personal broadcast.”Many connect the popularity of Meok Bang to the increasing number of South Koreans who live alone, and to the strong social aspects of food in this society.“Even if it is online, when someone talks while eating, the same words feel much more intimate,” said Ahn Joon-soo, an executive at Afreeca TV. He noted South Koreans’ common habit of bidding farewell to friends by saying, “Let’s eat together next time,” even when they don’t literally mean it.There are plenty of other quirky offerings on Afreeca TV. Late at night there is “Sool Bang” — broadcast drinking — in which melancholic South Koreans drink liquor alone discussing their tough lives. Then there is “Study Bang,” or broadcast studying: A screen shows the hand of an unidentified person writing notes on a thick book under the light of a desk lamp.About 60 per cent of the 8 million unique monthly visitors to Afreeca TV are teens or in their 20s. That means nearly 40 per cent of the 12.5 million South Koreans aged 10 to 30 watch a show on Afreeca TV at least once a month.“Young generations believe that TV is naturally something like Afreeca TV where they can interact with broadcasters,” said Ahn, the company executive. He believes TV in the long run will be completely replaced by such apps.Cho Young-min, a 12-year-old who has watched an online game show on Afreeca TV since he was a third-grader, aspires to have his own show on Afreeca TV, not on the TV in the living room.Ahn Won-jun, a 17-year-old high school student, said he prefers to eat dinner in his room to watch Kim’s Meok Bang, rather than dining with his parents.Kim isn’t a particularly polite virtual dinner guest. He burps loudly before his audiences and sometimes walks off abruptly, announcing with some specificity that he needs to use the bathroom. He usually leaves his fans with a mission, during his absence, promising a prize to the person who last clicks the “like” button when he is back.Hardcore Afreeca TV viewers are drawn to hosts like Kim because they can interact with them, unlike more distant TV stars. Fans say they feel their blood rush and heart flutter when a host reacts to their comments, singling them out in the stream of hundreds of live chat messages.“I was so moved,” said Lee Yeon-joo, a 15-year-old recalling the moment when a 26-year-old man read her message in the middle of his live show. “You cannot really approach celebrities.”Afreeca TV users can get broadcasters’ attention by giving them “star balloons,” which cost them about 10 cents apiece. The show hosts keep most of that money, though Afreeca TV takes a cut of up to 40 per cent.Most broadcasters, including Kim, are reluctant to reveal how much money they make. Afreeca TV said out of some 300,000 broadcasters who air their show at least once a month, top 500 make more than what one would normally make by working full time, but the company declined to be more specific. In 2013, a South Korea television network TV Chosun cited a lawmaker’s office that the top Afreeca TV host earned 298 million won ($250,000) a year.Live-streaming videos are going mainstream, both in South Korea and overseas.In Asia, services such as YYTV in China have been in use by tens of millions of users for years, and also have developed ways to let broadcasters generate income.Meerkat and Periscope from Twitter, two live-streaming apps in the U.S., were launched in March. Facebook is launching its own live-streaming service called Live, although it will be only available for famous people.South Korean search giant Naver rushed to launch a real-time video service where K-pop stars can live-stream their behind-the-scenes lives. One of the most talked-about TV shows on a South Korean TV network this year was “My Little Television,” which adopted similar features to Afreeca TV, such as the format of one person broadcasting a show live while responding to comments from viewers.Afreeca TV’s model may not translate across borders, however. The company’s efforts to make inroads in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. have met with little response.___Follow Youkyung Lee on Twitter at twitter.com/YKLeeAP___Online:Afreeca: www.afreeca.com by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Posted Aug 19, 2015 3:24 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The case revolved around assets seized from the Iranian national bank, Bank Markazi, which were taken by the US to compensate victims of a 1983 suicide bombing of a Marine Corps base in Beirut, Lebanon, which the US blames on Tehran. Iran denies involvement in the attack which killed more than 300, injuring many more, most of whom were US military personnel.The US has argued that Iran’s claims to retrieving its assets based on the Treaty of Amity, were now void, following the US decision to withdraw.In an 11-4 majority ruling on Wednesday, the ICJ upheld one of five US objections, in this instance to the Court’s jurisdiction, based on Iran’s assertion of State immunity, but the judges unanimously rejected the US argument that measures freezing Iranian assets fell outside the scope of the treaty.The judges also unanimously rejected the US claim that the case was an abuse of process, and that it should be thrown out due to Tehran’s “unclean hands”, the US having cited Iran’s alleged sponsorship of terrorism and alleged ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.ICJ President Abdulqawi Yusuf, reading the ruling, said that the panel “unanimously finds that it has jurisdiction…to rule on the application filed by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 14 June 2016.” The ruling opens the way for the court to now hear Iran’s case on its merits, which news reports suggest, given the complexity of the case, could take several years. Iran filed the case in 2016, based on the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the two nations, from which the US later unilaterally withdrew, in 2018.
Freshman goaltender Kassidy Sauve (32) defends the net during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorThere is no time for rest for the Ohio State women’s hockey team, as it hits the ice for the second time this week for a series against No. 2 Minnesota.The Buckeyes (7-4-0, 5-3-0) played a two-game series last weekend, then played against Mercyhurst on Tuesday, before getting set to take on the Golden Gophers (7-1-2, 5-1-2).OSU junior forward Kendall Curtis said the team is ready for the demands of a Division I hockey schedule.“It’s a lot of hockey to play in a seven-day span, but this is the kind of thing we prepare for in preseason,” Curtis said.Coach Nate Handrahan gave his players the day off on Thursday in order to prepare for the series.“Having the day off from practice, we are expected to do what we need to in order to recover,” freshman goaltender Kassidy Sauve said. “A lot of girls are hydrating and foam rolling (a stretching exercise). I think we are really ready in a physical sense.”When the Buckeyes met the Golden Gophers last season, they lost three games and tied the final matchup. That game on Jan. 11 was tied 2-2 after overtime, and after a nine-round shootout, the Buckeyes ended up taking an extra point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, winning the shootout, 1-0.That shootout victory can help fuel OSU as it takes the ice this weekend, Curtis said.“Carrying that into this weekend will give us a boost of confidence because we know that we can handle a team like this,” she said.Minnesota is coming off of a loss to Bemidji State in its last game, and Handrahan said OSU will need to capitalize on that.“One advantage that we have going into this weekend is having played a lot of games recently,” Handrahan said. “They are coming off a loss and a tie and had a bye week last weekend.”Curtis, who is tied for second on the OSU goalscoring charts this season, agreed with her coach.“We want to try and keep the positive momentum going forward for us and the negative momentum going forward for them,” Curtis said.The Golden Gophers’ No. 2 ranking might mean a lot to some, but not to Handrahan.“Rankings are for the media and fans,” Handrahan said. “We feel that if we play our game each and every night with all out effort and focus, we can get the result we are looking for. It always boils down to the details and the process for us.”Sauve said the Buckeyes are ready to take the ice and show the Golden Gophers how the Buckeyes can play.“For a game like this, it is easy to get fired up,” Sauve said. “We really want to send them a message.”Puck drop between the Buckeyes and Golden Gophers on Friday is 6:07 p.m. The second game of the series is set for Saturday at 2:07 p.m. Both games are scheduled to be played at the OSU Ice Rink.
Win with defense; then win with offense. That seemed to be the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s motto for its weekend series against Miami. The wins didn’t come easily as the Buckeyes won 1-0 Friday night behind goalie Cal Heeter’s 40-save shutout performance, and 5-2 Saturday with an aggressive five-goal third period. The sweep brings the Buckeyes’ winning streak to six games and puts them undefeated against in-state rivals for the season. “We had a slow start, but I think we are starting to turn it around,” said senior forward Sergio Somma. “It was special for us to get back at these guys.” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said the wins were a step in the right direction for the team. “It’s another step for us,” he said. “Tomorrow they got to start turning the page, getting ready for next week.” On Saturday things weren’t looking good after the first two periods for the Buckeyes (12-8-1, 7-6-1-1), but five goals in the third period put the game out of reach for the RedHawks (11-8-3, 8-6-2-1). OSU is no stranger to putting together high-scoring periods. Saturday night was the second time the team put away five goals in one period; the first was against Army on Jan. 2. In Saturday’s game, OSU started on the attack early with 11 shots on goal in the first period, but came away with nothing to show for it. Miami was able to strike first with a goal less than five minutes into the game. The RedHawks added a controversial goal that appeared to go through the net and had to be reviewed to extend their lead 2-0 in the second period. “That’s what the replay is there for,” Osiecki said. “Hats off to the system. That’s how it should be.” The third period is when the Buckeye offense decided to show up and tie the game in the first 5:34. The Buckeyes added another goal less than five minutes later, sophomore defenseman Brandon Martell’s first of the season. Senior forward John Albert “put it right on the platter,” Martell said. “It found its way in there; I’ll take it.” Two late empty-net goals rounded out the scoring for OSU. In Friday’s game, a lone goal in the second period from Somma and 40 saves from Heeter were all the Buckeyes needed to squeak out the victory. The Buckeyes will look to extend their winning streak through practice. “The last couple weekends here on this winning streak, I think our practices have been pretty good,” Albert said. OSU won’t be back in game action until Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 when it travels to Kalamazoo, Mich., to take on Western Michigan. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m.
We had planted an eavesdropping device in it, which should have been live-monitored back at Thames House, MI5 headquarters, but there was an incident going on elsewhere and resources had been diverted.What we didn’t realise was that the target had guessed he was being followed. He and his friends had planned a snatch – to kidnap an MI5 agent. I didn’t know it at the time but they had set up a room, in a house they used, with plastic sheeting on the floor, black flags, video cameras and butcher’s knives – I believe they wanted to try the kidnappee under Sharia law, then behead him online. 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. Tom Marcus* joined MI5 in his twenties and went on to work in surveillance. Here he talks about his most dangerous missionI’d been in MI5 for a few years when I found myself on the most dangerous mission of my career. I was sent to follow a potential Islamist terrorist in Camden Market, north London, as part of a surveillance operation. He started on foot, then got into a car. I realise now it was there for the snatch. I kept walking, my head down, but suddenly, as I got closer, the van pulled away and raced off. I still don’t know what spooked them but it had gone down to the wire.Later, when another group of officers searched the address and found the knives, flags and camera, I realised how close my brush with death had been. I joined MI5 in my 20s – I had previously been in the Royal Engineers and was noticed by one of the colonels. I was very fit and had impressed him by standing up to him, so he sent me to special operations selections, which led to me joining the service. I followed the target on foot and in the car all day, then that evening he parked in a very rough part of London and walked through a narrow alley towards a mosque for last prayers. I followed close behind. As I walked through the alleyway, I realised my radio wasn’t working properly. It was raining heavily and visibility was poor. The only thing I could see was a pair of tail lights at the end of the alley – a Transit van was hovering there. I went through several traumatic events and my nightmares became unbearable Armed British police walk in the check in area of Gatwick Airport, SussexCredit:CARL DE SOUZA/Getty Images Despite my troubles, I’d recommend it as a career. It’s refreshing to see how much the service has changed. They used only to recruit Oxbridge graduates with brains the size of planets, but now they appoint people from all backgrounds who won’t stand out if they’re sent to a pub or a council estate. Ultimately, to be a spy you need loyalty, integrity and to be a team player – qualities that, deep down, most people have in them.*Name changed Soldier Spy (Penguin Books Ltd, £20) by Tom Marcus, is available for £16.99 plus £1.99 p&p from The Telegraph Bookshop (0844 871-1514, books.telegraph.co.uk) I began working in counterterrorism in Northern Ireland, and met my wife, who was working in the same covert unit. She matched me glass for glass at a Christmas party and we got married four months later. Our colleagues called us Mr and Mrs Smith.During my eight years in the service, I specialised in surveillance and adopted all sorts of disguises, from a homeless person to a painter. I also played a part in foiling al-Qaeda’s plot to bomb Manchester landmarks over the Easter bank holiday in 2009.But I also went through several traumatic events and my nightmares became unbearable – I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and had to leave MI5.It was hard to find work because I couldn’t disclose where I’d been working for the past few years, but after some time, I’ve finally settled.
Centennial Coal was faced with dewatering challenges at its Mannering mine in southern Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. The company chose Aussie Pump’s trailer-mounted 6 in diesel trash pump for the task. Centennial’s sedimentation ponds, of which the biggest is 3.2 megalitres, are dewatered by the Aussie Pump to facilitate dam cleaning and maintenance. The Aussie MQ600TD pump has the ability to pump up to 6,000 litres/min, or 360,000 litres/h. It will self-prime through a vertical lift of 7.6 m, making it possible to set up the pump well above the dam level.The power is supplied by a 45 kW Deutz-air cooled four cylinder diesel engine. The unit features electric start and built in safety shut down. The shutdown kit protects the pump from low oil pressure, high oil temperature, or v-belt failure. “Contractors like the way the pumps self-prime without an air compressor or vacuum pump,” said Aussie Pumps Area Manager Dean Fountain. “They are easy to set up and clear a huge amount of water fast.” The pump has a 152 litre fuel tank allowing it to run for at least eight hours a day with no issues. Centennial specified the pump to be mounted on a heavy duty site trailer for easy deployment and accessibility. The trailer has a jack stand, and lifting bar as standard equipment. It also has an oil-lubricated tungsten titanium carbide mechanical seal enabling it to handle abrasive slurry type liquids. This material outlasts conventional mechanical seals by up to six times.The 6 in suction and discharge ports can be equipped with either Camlock or Bauer couplings for quick discharge and suction connection. The 90° discharge elbow can be rotated to suit the job requirements. Aussie Pumps offers a free three year pump end extended warranty for the MQ600TD. The company said the 6 in pump hjad proven ideal for this application. “Its specific design allows it to handle dirty water that may contain solids in suspension. Featuring a large non clog impeller with open channels, the pump has the capacity to handle solids up to 3 in in diameter [76mm]. An easy clean out port in the front casing enables the whole pump chamber to be cleaned out in the event of a blockage.”
If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a MacBook, Best Buy has a sale that might tip you over into the yard. For just today and tomorrow, as part of the Winter Doorbuster sale, select MacBook Air models are $200 off.The four standard MacBook Air models have all received the discount, which means for two days only, the price tag into the MacBook Air world is just $799, which will snag you the somewhat lacking 11.6-inch, 64GB SSD, 1.7GHz Core i5, 4GB of DDR3 RAM model. The same model, but with a slightly more respectable 128GB SSD will cost $899. For $999 — the normal price of that 11.6-inch entry-level model — you can nab the 13.3-inch, 128GB SSD, 1.8GHz Core i5, 4GB DDR3 RAM model. If you’re feeling like a big spender, you can drop $1,299 on an upgrade to a 256GB SSD.Now, there is a bit of psychological maneuvering going on here. Many people would argue that Macs are overpriced, and whether or not that is true, you’d probably rather save $200 if you were to purchase a Mac, overpriced or not. At the time of writing, the entry-level $799 model isn’t available for shipping from the website, and can only be picked up in store.If you’re going to hop on this sale, act quick, as it ends tomorrow. Also, be sure to check the website for availability and shipping options. If you haven’t tumbled into that yard yet, it might be worth noting that Apple normally charges $850 for a refurbished entry-level unit, whereas right now, you can grab a new one from Best Buy for $799.
Sean Andres-Delacruz A man who allegedly robbed two people at gunpoint who met with him to purchase a cellphone in Hazel Dell is now accused in an earlier, similar robbery.Sean K. Andres-Delacruz, 20, was back in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday to face another allegation of first-degree robbery. He is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint June 26 after she responded to an online ad to buy a cellphone, court records show.Andres-Delacruz was in court Wednesday for the alleged July 1 robbery that occurred near a Hazel Dell sports complex. He was arrested July 5 in Corvallis, Ore., after a photo taken by one of the victims was released to the media. More than a half-dozen tipsters contacted investigators and identified the suspect as Andres-Delacruz, court documents state.Vancouver police responded at about 9:45 p.m. June 26 to a reported robbery at Image Elementary School, 4400 N.E. 122nd Ave. The victim, 20-year-old Maria Sivak, told police she was robbed by two males after arranging to meet with them through OfferUp.com, an app-based marketplace, to purchase a cellphone for $400, according to a probable cause affidavit.Sivak said the phone didn’t work so she did not buy it. One of the men then said, “You made me do this,” and pulled out a handgun from the waistband of his pants. The man ordered his accomplice to take the money from Sivak or he would shoot, the affidavit states. The accomplice grabbed the money, and the two men left.
Marcus Rashford believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance at Manchester United has been a “massive help” towards his development as a striker.Since Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford in December on an interim basis, Rashford has embarked on a superb run of form in his favoured centre-forward role.The 21-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided three assists in 12 appearances under Solskjaer.The caretaker manager, who scored 126 goals in 366 games as a forward for United, has even challenged Rashford to match the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.“For me, it’s been a massive help having that type of guidance around me,” Rashford told Sky Sports on Solskjaer’s role in his development.“But he’s been working with all of the players with everything he’s got, you can see even the defenders are improving, the midfield is improving, the team’s improved overall but we understand we can still take more steps forward.“He has that know-how, the understanding, that’s the kind of thing you just pick off naturally off these type of people.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Even not just out on the pitch, having conversations about it, it all adds up. It’s been a big turnaround. As long as we keep improving I don’t see why [he shouldn’t get the job permanently].”The England international went on to reveal that Solskjaer has even encouraged both himself and teammates Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to aim high and possibly match the feats he achieved at United during his own playing career.Aside from being a prolific scorer, Solskjaer also won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups.The 45-year-old even famously scored the match-winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final at Barcelona.Rashford added: “When we were in Dubai, we were having a bit of banter when the manager was speaking to me, Anthony [Martial] and Jesse [Lingard], and I just mentioned his goal in the Champions League final.“He was quick to let us understand that with what we have in this team, anything is possible and it’s not far-fetched to say we can recreate those moments.”United will host Solskjaer’s old rivals Liverpool in a Premier League match at Old Trafford in Sunday with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United gestures during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Penton Media has folded Digital Content Producer magazine into millimeter, its other video industry magazine. The merger is effective with the April issue.The decision to fold Digital Content Producer into millimeter will “better serve the entire video production industry,” a Penton spokesperson told FOLIO:. No layoffs were associated with the merger, she said.Millimeter’s frequency will increase from bimonthly to monthly and its circulation will jump from 30,000 to 60,000. Digital Content Producer, a monthly, carried a circulation of 57,000. Penton plans to relaunch millimeter’s Web site in July, the company said.
The Daily Brief itself has three different editions, all of which come out at 6:00 a.m. in their respective time zones: North America (Eastern time), Europe (Central European time), and Asia (Hong Kong time). Separate editorial teams hand off production of the newsletter in eight-hour increments, allowing uninterrupted, 24/7 coverage. That’s the message 15,000 advertising professionals, brand representatives, and marketers received in their inboxes early Monday morning at the start of the third day of Cannes Lions 2016, the largest annual gathering for the global advertising industry, taking place this week on the French Riviera. “Good morning, delegates!” “To me, it’s the best kind of media partnership,” Quartz president and publisher, Jay Lauf, tells Folio:. “We’re three and a half years old, and for a growing global brand, exposure at such a premiere event provides great value for us. But I think what we’ll also be able to do is provide great value to the attendees and the event itself by doing what we do really well, keeping them informed in intelligent ways.” The result was a daily newsletter delivered in the morning and designed to tell readers not just what happened while they were sleeping, but what to expect for the day ahead. Unlike most newsletter products, not all of the links go back to Quartz’s website, qz.com. In fact, most go to outside sources, even competitors. Four years, 16 million unique monthly readers, two international expansions, and one messaging-style mobile news app later, Quartz has become a prime embodiment of the “digital native” media brand archetype—thanks in no small part to its witty, informative, and intensely curated email newsletter, which now boasts more than 200,000 subscribers, according to the company. “One of the things we felt was an innovation was actually having human beings write and edit and curate the Daily Brief,” adds Lauf. “Rather than have it be sort of an automated scrape of headlines that you throw into an email, our writers and editors would put a lot of thought into things like the synopses—how do I make somebody really smart on this subject without them having to click through if they don’t want to?” “It comes to them,” Lauf says. “Our readers are often busy, they might often be distracted, they can often be regimented in their schedules, so the fact that you’ve got something you can rely on, that comes in at 6 a.m. every day. It’s at a time that it allows you to get smart before your day gets going.” And it has. If anecdotal evidence like social media love letters—or the fact that the Daily Brief’s format has since been replicated by competitors across the industry—does not suffice, consider this statistic: since its launch in 2012, Lauf says the Daily Brief has achieved a consistent unique open rate of around 40 percent, vastly outpacing industry norms of about half that figure. “It’s very deliberately user-first,” Lauf continues. “A lot of publishers give lip service to that, but don’t really deliver on it. We put ourselves in the shoes of the busy reader that we serve, who may not want an app or a newsletter that’s just another marketing vehicle to keep people inside the walled garden. It’s about making our readers smarter. If that means linking out to other sources, we believe that will come back to us in terms of loyalty.” He says the festival’s stature as an international gathering of marketers made it an obvious choice as a test-site for a special-edition Daily Brief. Quartz is, quite literally, a global brand, to the point that it originally required all of its journalists to be fluent in at least two languages. According to Lauf, the journalism team now speaks 35 languages fluently and, combined, has reported from over 115 countries around the world. Selecting email as a key channel in the media mix—the Daily Brief has been around since Quartz’s inception—may have seemed like an odd play for a brand that marketed itself as forward-thinking. For one, Lauf says, email was a widely overlooked mechanism for connecting with audiences, an automated marketing vehicle often existing solely to drive clicks back to publishers’ websites. Those who aren’t spending their week rubbing elbows with the rich and creative on the French Riviera can keep up to date with the Cannes-specific Daily Brief by subscribing here. Atlantic Media, the parent company behind the 158-year-old magazine The Atlantic, generated considerable buzz when it announced plans to launch a digital-only brand back in 2012. The sender: Quartz, Atlantic Media’s four-year-old digital outlet focused on global business news and analysis, which has developed a special version of its immesely successful Daily Brief newsletter solely focused on Cannes Lions. Simplicity and consistency are key, he adds. Consumers don’t have to scroll through their social feeds to find what they’re looking for. Tasked with producing the special Cannes-specific version of the Daily Brief is executive editor Zach Seward, Quartz’s VP of product. On top of the thousands of attendees who were automatically subscribed after registering for Cannes Lions, an additional 1,100 subscribers have signed on, looking to stay abreast of the festival’s latest developments, according to Lauf. “We thought that an email product shouldn’t just be headlines to drive you back to the website,” Lauf says. “Rather, we asked, ‘What would we want from an email product? How could an email we receive every morning make us smarter?'”
Sunrisers Hyderabad, placed fourth on the points table, and Kings XI Punjab, placed fifth, will lock horns in Hyderabad and the winner of this contest will be in great shape to qualify for the playoffs. Both the sides are top heavy, their spinners are frugal and there are concerns with the pace bowlers. However, now they need to put their best foot forward if they want to qualify for the playoffs.This IPL season is alive and kicking even in its penultimate week.Predicted XI of both the teams: David WarnerIANSSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel AhmedKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep SinghFantasy tips and suggestions: KL RahulReutersWicket-keeper: Kings XI Punjab have used Nicholas Pooran as the wicket-keeper in the recent matches and he could be their trump card in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad as he could be shunted up the order.Batsmen: KL Rahul, who has been in roaring form for KXIP this year, will hold the key once again for Punjab. In the last match against SRH, he combined brilliantly with Mayank Agarwal, who should be another pick, to hand KXIP an easy win.Also, David Warner, who will be playing his final game of the season, remains the biggest threat for Kings XI Punjab in this fixture. And then there is Manish Pandey, a batsman who has suddenly erupted for SRH, and is one of the key members of this side. He has to come good for SRH, especially in the absence of Jonny Bairstow.All-rounders: R Ashwin could play Sam Curran in this match as in his short career so far, he has displayed tremendous temperament in crunch situations which is exactly what is needed in this crucial tie.Also, Mohammad Nabi, who could replace Shakib al Hasan, should be in the fantasy side, as he is a proven performer and always picks up wickets in the powerplay overs.Spinners: R Ashwin has been one constant performer for KXIP this year and has been frugal with his off break. Also, he has been able to pick up wickets in the bargain which has impeded the progress of the opposition.Also, Rashid Khan, who has been exciting and very effective this season, continues to pick up wickets and control the game in the middle overs.Seamers: Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Two Indian seamers who hold the key with the ball for their respective sides will have to be penetrative both with the new as well as the old ball.
Kolkata: The state government on Monday informed the Calcutta High Court that hawkers in Salt Lake Sector V area will be relocated elsewhere only after the state has a hawker policy in place. Soon after hearing the state’s stand, the High Court stayed the process of evicting the hawkers encroaching upon the bus route of Sector V till August 30. The stay of Justice Debangshu Basak came in the wake of the Salt Lake Sector V Hawkers’ Welfare Association, moving the high court against the eviction order. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe next hearing in this regard will be held on August 23. The counsel appearing on behalf of the state claimed that the government is absolutely against forcible eviction and wants proper rehabilitation of the hawkers. Hawkers in Salt Lake Sector V were taken to two plots of land in the area on Saturday where the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority plans to relocate them. It may be mentioned that police wants the hawkers on Ring Road, the stretch from the SDF intersection in GN Block to Technopolis building to be vacated for smooth traffic movement. It may be mentioned that hawkers in Sector V had demonstrated by keeping their shops closed on Friday to protest the order asking them to clear three main thoroughfares or face eviction. They also allegedly prevented several delivery persons of app-based food delivery services on their way to offices in Sector V.
Ford detailed a bunch of its roadmap for the next few years at a special media event today, and one of the key takeaways is that it’s going all-in on hybrids with its SUV lineup. Ford estimates that SUVs could make up as much as half the entire U.S. industry retail market by 2020, and that’s why it’s shifting $7 billion in investment capital from its cars business over to the SUV segment. By 2020, Ford also aims to have high-performance SUVs in market, including five with hybrid powertrains and one fully battery electric model.These will include brand new versions of the Ford Escape and Ford Explorer that are coming next year, and two entirely new off-road SUVs, including a new Bronco, and a small SUV that has yet to be named. There’s also that “performance battery electric utility” that will make up part of its overall SUV lineup, which is set for a 2020 release and will spearhead a plan to release six electric vehicle models by 2022.With this big hybrid push on the SUV side, Ford expects to go from second to first-place in the U.S. hybrid vehicles market by sales, surpassing current leader Toyota by 2021, thanks also to the forthcoming hybrid Mustang and F-150.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Expedia has released plans to split its group into two, with TripAdvisor launching into its own traded company.Expedia brand will be made up of Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Hotwire while TripAdvisor will include TripAdvisor.com as well as up to 18 other travel media and advertising brands, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.In a statement the online booking site said, pending on shareholder approval, it expects the company division to be completed by the third quarter of this year. TripAdvisor stock would be distributed amongst Expedia stockholders.Since the announcement was made yesterday, Expedia stock increased AU$2.95 per share to AU$25.47.
Source = AirAsia AirAsia Top LCCAirAsia named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth time, also wins first Asia’s Leading Inflight Service awardDA NANG, 18 October 2016 – AirAsia has bagged top honours at the World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) here on Saturday, winning the prestigious Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline title for the fourth time.Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried and jet fleet was crowned the region’s top budget airline, ahead of Jetstar Airways, West Air, GoAir, JetKonnect, Air India Express, Nok Air and FireFly.AirAsia also won Asia’s Leading Inflight Service for the first time, beating a field of full-service carriers such as Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air India and Hong Kong Airlines.The World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific, as chosen by thousands of travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.Airlines are judged on customer satisfaction and service quality, overall business performance, product innovation, staff relations and development, corporate social responsibility and contribution to local community, commitment to sustainable policies and fulfillment of long-term corporate vision.AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “It’s an honour to be named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth time. This is further affirmation that we are, without a doubt, the best budget carrier in the region.“I’m also super proud that we’ve won our first ever Asia’s Leading Inflight Service award. AirAsia made history last year by becoming the first low-cost carrier to be named Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew, and we have built on that achievement. Our success shows it wasn’t a flash in the pan, and that our service isn’t only best-in-class but the best of both low-cost and full-service as well.“I’ve always said we have great inflight service, with our amazing cabin crew and great products like Premium Flex for business travellers, roKKi inflight wifi and our Asean-inspired Santan menu.“And we’ve only just started. We have many more innovative ideas that we’re working on right now to make our inflight service even better and I can’t wait to share them with our guests, so keep watching this space.”AirAsia has also been nominated in six categories in the global World Travel Awards that will be held in the Maldives in December.The categories are World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline, World’s Leading Inflight Service, World’s Leading Cabin Crew, World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website, World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline App and World’s Most Efficient Low-Cost Airline.AirAsia is Asia’s leading low-cost carrier, with an extensive network of more than 120 destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. It is also the only airline to fly direct to all 10 Asean countries, including some 60 unique routes in the region.AirAsia was also named World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the eighth year in a row at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards in July. AirAsia
Share January 2, 2013 409 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Capital Economics Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2013-01-02 Tory Barringer Mortgage Applications Rise in December, Close 2012 Strong Mortgage application activity turned in December to close the year on a positive note, according to “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) data compiled by “”Capital Economics””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/.[IMAGE]After declining 10.7 percent from October to November, mortgage applications picked up about 3.0 percent in December. The rebound boosted the annual growth rate from 26 percent in November to 30 percent by year’s end.The increase was fueled mostly by a turnaround in refinance applications, which came back from a 13.2 percent month-over-month decline in November to rise 3.9 percent in December. Applications for home purchases also rose for the fourth consecutive month in December, increasing 3.6 percent from the previous month. Kelvin Davidson, a property economist for Capital Economics, says the sustained increase in purchase applications may mark a shift among buyers.””To be fair, the bigger picture is that home purchase applications remain low in a long-run context,”” Davidson writes in the firm’s most recent _US Housing Data Response_. “”But with the level having risen to a two-year high in December, there are now at least tentative signs that housing market activity may be broadening out from investors and cash buyers to mortgage-dependent buyers.””Capital Economics also recorded another drop in 30-year fixed mortgage rates, which fell five basis points to 3.50 percent for December–a new record low. Given the apparent impact of the Federal Reserve’s purchase of mortgage-backed securities under its quantitative easing initiative, Davidson says “”it would be no surprise to see further gains in new mortgage applications over the coming months.”” in Data, Origination
Cyprus on Sunday called on the Turkish drill ship “Fatih” and supporting vessels to immediately cease illegal actions in the country’s exclusive economic zone and warned with a message through Radio Cyprus that individuals and companies supporting illegal actions would face all consequences, including an international arrest warrant.CNA obtained a copy of the message by Radio Cyprus to the “Fatih” and supporting vessels, which reads as follows:“You are conducting illegal operations in the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus. Your actions are violating the international law and maritime safety procedures and you are committing serious criminal offences under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus.”The message continues by saying that “any individuals and companies working and/or providing services, assisting and soliciting to support the illegal actions of ‘Fatih’ are violating the rights of the Republic of Cyprus, international law and maritime safety procedures.” Therefore, it is noted, they will face all consequences according to European and international law and an international arrest warrant will be issued against them.“We hereby demand to immediately cease your illegal actions” the message concludes.CNA also reported that the US embassy issued a brief statement on Sunday saying that Washington discourages any action or rhetoric that might increase tensions in the region.According to long-standing US policy, the statement said, Washington recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to develop its resources within its EEZ and believes that the oil and gas resources should be allocated fairly between the two communities in the context of a comprehensive settlement.“A fair and lasting settlement of the Cyprus problem would greatly facilitate the development of resources and help to ensure that all Cypriots benefit,” the statement said, according to CNA.The UK is also following developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern, a spokesperson from the UK High Commission in Cyprus told CNA when asked to comment. “We are following developments with concern. We are in close touch with governments of Cyprus and Turkey. We wish to see the situation deescalated,” the UK High Commission spokesperson said.Asked if the UK agreed with the EU’s statement on the issue, he replied: “Yes, the UK agrees with the High Representative’s position on the issue.”The EU on Saturday expressed concern over Turkey’s intention to drill for gas in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone and called on Ankara to respect the island’s rights and refrain from illegal activity to which the bloc would respond appropriately.In a written statement, High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed grave concern over Turkey’s announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the island’s EEZ.“We urgently call on Turkey to show restraint, respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone and refrain from any such illegal action to which the European Union will respond appropriately and in full solidarity with Cyprus,” Mogherini said.Later on Saturday the government said action against Turkey was already being undertaken at a legal, political and diplomatic levels, utilising all possibilities, and in particular within the framework of the European Union.“This provocative action by Turkey constitutes a flagrant violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus according to International and European Union Law,” a press release issued by the foreign ministry said.Turkey said it planned to carry out offshore drilling in an area around 60 kilometres west of Paphos. It has issued a marine notice, a Navtex from May 3 to September 3, Cybc reported on Sunday.Moscow also expressed concern about the escalation EEZ. A Russian ministry of foreign affairs announcement said they were “deeply concerned about information regarding the escalation of the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.“We firmly [believe] that any economic activity should correspond to the norms of international law. We call upon Turkey not to undertake actions that could cause tension and create additional obstacles on the way to the settlement of the Cyprus problem,” the announcement concluded. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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