SMITHERS, B.C. – Hundreds of supporters and hereditary chiefs from around British Columbia gathered in Smithers to show solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.Chief Na’Moks says the rights of the hereditary chiefs to the land have never been extinguished.He says no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land, and agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate. Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected band councils involved.Chiefs and elected council members from several B.C. First Nations, including Haida, Gitxsan, Babine Lake and Lax Kwa’laams, shared stories of resistance against industry and frustration with the application of Canadian laws during the gathering.Harvey Humchitt, a hereditary chief with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, where a tug ran aground spilling diesel and lubricants into the waters, says it only takes one incident to cause devastation.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“We have received credible information that the nine young North Korean defectors were subsequently returned to DPRK via China,” the spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, told journalists in Geneva.Mr. Colville added that OHCHR was “extremely concerned” about the protection of the group members “who are at risk of severe punishment and ill-treatment upon their return.” The UN human rights office was dismayed that the Governments of Laos and China appear to have abrogated their non-refoulement obligations, especially given the vulnerability of the group, Mr. Colville said.According to the principle of non-refoulement, no State party to the Convention “shall expel or return (‘refouler’) a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” “We urge the Chinese and Laotian authorities to publicly clarify the fate of the nine young North Koreans, as well as the conditions under which they were returned and request the Government of DPRK to provide immediate access to the group by independent actors to verify their status and treatment,” Mr. Colville told the press.All nine defectors are reportedly orphans. Up to five of them could be minors. The group had reportedly been arrested by the Laotian police while crossing the Laos-China border and sent back to China on 27 May. In a statement yesterday, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in DPRK, Marzuki Darusman, said that “no one should be refouled to the DPRK” where members of the group may face torture and the death penalty.In successive resolutions on DPRK, the UN General Assembly has expressed serious concern about the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers expelled or returned to DPRK and the sanctions imposed on those repatriated from abroad.
I thought if I just stood still it wouldn’t bite me, but it bit me on the arm. They got the dog off, but it came back and got me by the legIrene Collins, who died four days after being bitten A pensioner died after she was bitten in her home by a police dog that had been searching her garden for a suspected drug dealer, an inquest heard.Irene Collins, who had lung cancer and suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was bitten on two separate occasions by the dog, jurors were told.The 73-year-old screamed “why has this happened to me” as the dog, called Dano, returned to bite her for a second time after it had already been dragged off her by a handler, the hearing was told.Mrs Collins died four days after she was bitten on the arm and leg by the dog in her kitchen. A Home Office pathologist initially reported she would not have died, despite her medical problems, had she not been bitten.A jury at the inquest at Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how her son Eric arrived at her home in Park End, Middlesbrough, afterwards and told a police officer the incident “would finish her off”.Pc Mark Baines had been called in with Dano to help find the suspect after a car with heroin and cash worth £100,000 had been stopped and a man escaped.Armed officer Sergeant Neil Yates had spoken to Mrs Collins earlier to explain the need for the search on the warm evening in July 2014, and gained her permission. But he agreed she would not have been aware a dog would be involved. Pc Jobling said the dog disappeared from his view and then he heard banging. He told jurors: “Over the radio, Pc Baines says something similar to ‘the householder has been bitten’.”The inquest continues. When he went inside, he saw Mrs Collins on the floor, bleeding from the head, with Dano biting her forearm and Pc Baines shouting for it to “leave”, and grabbing its collar.He managed to get the dog away into the hallway and, as Sgt Yates went to treat her, Pc Baines shouted at him to close the door.But there was only an archway linking the hall and kitchen and the dog had got free to attack her again, biting her on the leg and attached itself.Sgt Yates was asked what he thought at that moment and replied: “Frankly, ‘how the hell is this back in here’?”He said Mrs Collins was “screaming, upset, crying, saying ‘why has this happened to me?”‘ He said Pc Baines grabbed the dog by its collar and managed to get the dog off for a second time.Matthew Donkin, for the family, asked if Sgt Yates, who was carrying a pistol, ever considered shooting the dog.He replied: “I considered everything, but that was not an option that was anywhere near viable. I was confident he would get the dog off in a reasonable time.”First aid was given, an ambulance was called and Mrs Collins was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, where she died four days later. 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. The dog had carried out a sweep of the garden, with Pc Baines following in an arc, when it somehow got in her house, the inquest was told. Sgt Yates was outside the house when he heard over the radio that the dog had bitten the householder. Mrs Collins told an investigating officer the dog knocked her over and she suffered a broken arm. Retired detective inspector Anthony Rock, formerly of professional standards, spoke to her in hospital.Jurors were told that she told him she was in the kitchen when the dog came and she said: “I thought if I just stood still it wouldn’t bite me, but it bit me on the arm. They got the dog off, but it came back and got me by the leg.”Mr Donkin asked him: “Didn’t Irene Collins also say that the dog was completely out of control?” The retired detective replied: “I cannot recall that.”The coroner said the inquest will consider, among other topics, how the dog got into Mrs Collins’ home, its training and previous behaviour.Pc Andrew Jobling, who was a plain clothes officer at the time, said a nearby householder had disturbed a male suspect who jumped over a fence.The officer climbed onto a shed roof to get a better view and stayed there when the dog handler was brought in. He said Pc Baines shouted a warning that he was going to release the dog, then followed Dano in an arc as it searched the garden.
WhatsApp 1 COMMENT Facebook When Did Vince McMahon Find Out About Roman Reigns’ Diagnosis? Twitter she quit as a fan and they reward her……….pathetic brown nosing by wwe Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Maria Menounos to appear at the Royal Rumble PPVWWE.com has announced that Maria Menounos will be serving as the special guest ring announcer for the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match tomorrow night.The article notes Menounos mentioned the announcement during an interview yesterday.“The SiriusXM Radio host and AfterBuzz TV founder (and WrestleMania veteran) filled in for Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” earlier today and let slip during an interview with Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) that she will serve as the guest announcer for the inaugural contest.”Shane McMahon DVD to be releasedWWE will be releasing a new Shane McMahon DVD on June 12 that will be called “Shane McMahon’s Craziest Matches” according to WrestlingDVDNetwork.com.It is scheduled to be a 3-disc DVD set “that compiles together all of Shane’s greatest moments, high-risk maneuvers and leaps of faith since he first entered the ring as a competitor in 1999.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer DiagnosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:33 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 Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 January 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm Vince Mcmahon Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Wayne Martin Riz Ahmed Roman Reigns Comments are closed.
Vince Mcmahon Nick Noel Google+ Roman Reigns January 26, 2018 at 5:52 am Vince plans to “take a back seat” when it comes to the executive level and overall process of the #XFL this time around #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Vince is asked if President Trump would support this return of the #XFL, Vince has no idea, he says #XFL will have “absolutely nothing to do with politics or social issues” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest they”ll just lose every game. no point. lol Now Playing Up Next Fredrik Larsson Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince is asked about his previous #XFL role in 2001 and what it will be now, Vince says this may be the “last you see of me” out front and that he won’t be the center of attention, they plan to hire qualified executives #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Videos Articles WhatsApp SteelCity1981 Vince is asked if he’s worried about over saturation with football in the market, Vince points out 7 months without football when the #NFL and college seasons end, he thinks they can create their own demand with better football #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Vince is asked about media plans to host the games, he wants to re-imagine how you distribute the game, Vince says it could be a “combination” of many forms of presentation #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 at 5:01 pm Vince is asked about the #ESPN 30 for 30 and if that helped play a role in the return, Vince said no as they were exploring bringing it back for many years, he did put over the great job #ESPN did with the piece #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 No cross over is also good for those of us who have 0 interest in “Hand egg” No initial talks have taken place with cable or broadcast outlets to carry the return of the #XFL as of right now, Vince noted a lot of interest #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Vince is asked if nicknames will be allowed, Vince says “they aren’t there yet” regarding nicknames on jerseys, he’s asked to clarify about rules and the national anthem, “it’s a time honored tradition to stand and appreciate the national anthem” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 NJ Louch Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Vince is asked if they plan to target markets already with #NFL facilities or stadiums, Vince agrees, “the intent is to play where a lot of the other #NFL teams play”, Vince said every city is on the radar #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Can’t Make the Cleveland Browns come to the XFL Twitter Well, at least it seems he’s learned his biggest lesson from the last time, as there is to be no crossing over of wrestling personalities into the XFL or vice versa. That was probably what screwed the XFL’s chances from the get-go the first time around. Not saying it would’ve failed anyway, but that most certainly did not help its cause at all. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer DiagnosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:29 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 WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who created the new Alpha Entertainment entity late last year, announced on Thursday afternoon that the XFL would be returning in 2020.The football league, which had its inaugural season in 2001 and ended after only one season, will be returning with a new approach in two years according to McMahon.McMahon held a live call with members of the media on Thursday.You can check out highlights below via our tweets below as we covered the call live.The Alpha Entertainment press conference has started, the #XFL is indeed coming back #XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/tMu6idkGht— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 When asked about former #NFL players getting involved with the league, Vince says they want people with “clean records”, he said we could see someone like Tim Tebow in the league “if he wants to play” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Wow man! January 25, 2018 at 10:42 pm Riz Ahmed January 26, 2018 at 5:51 am When asked if the recent #NFL controvery this past season played a role with this launch, Vince said no and they always had a plan to bring it back, he said #WWE isn’t directly involved due to the initial $100 million investment #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis January 26, 2018 at 8:13 am Vince says the return of the #XFL will not pull him away from his duties with #WWE, he will continue to be Chairman and CEO of the company, regarding a crossover with talent, Vince says “there will be no crossover whatsoever from #WWE to the new #XFL” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 He again emphasizes that “anyone who plays the game of football” is welcome to play in the #XFL (Colin Kaepernick is brought up by the caller), he says the rules and regulations will be known before you sign regarding the national anthem and other things #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 A national TV partner is still “to be determined”, Vince talks about the possibility of different “feeds” to appeal to a variety of demographics #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Regarding lessons learned, Vince says the quality of play will improve. he notes they have two years to “really get it right” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 at 5:47 pm January 25, 2018 at 3:44 pm January 25, 2018 at 8:55 pm Now Playing Up Next SteelCity1981 Vince McMahon is currently taking questions, he is asked about bringing back the #XFL, McMahon notes 7 months of no football, “why not now, I’ve always wanted to bring it back” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) 13 COMMENTS January 25, 2018 at 6:39 pm Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte no freedom of speech, good start vince. Facebook Vince says one example they might do is get rid of halftimes to make the game go faster, they plan to explore all options and be safe, “we are going to try and get to 2 hours” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 The call/live broadcast comes to a close, what do you think about the return of the #XFL in 2020? #XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/gZFmoEFBDF— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018You can watch the entire announcement below. Videos Articles Vince is asked about maybe going with a different name, he said they did explore other options, Vince said they stuck with the #XFL because “it is a cool name” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Regarding no TV partner at the moment and streaming games with social media, Vince said “all options are available to us and was never there before”, he noted they could do a “combination of things” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Now Playing Up Next Nick Noel Teams will be;Monterey, CAWest Palm Beach, FLGreenwich, CTThe Hamptons, NYTelluride, COHilton Head, SCAnd of courseParts Unknown, USA When asked about cities they are thinking of including maybe markets without an #NFL team, Vince says they will go where fans want them to go, “we are no where near that right now” in regards to plans #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 at 5:47 pm Jeffery Adam Phillips Steven Herrera stinkelbaum Vince McMahon is now live confirming the return of the #XFL, he is currently talking about fan feedback trying to improve the presentation of football going forward #XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/4vwcZnR6SS— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 JD Storm When asked if any wrestling broadcasters would get involved like Jim Ross, Jesse Ventura and Jerry Lawler did with the original #XFL, Vince immediately shoots that down and says no wrestling crossover will be involved #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 Roman Reigns is in Remission only 8 teams? ok… so how are they going to do a playoff format with only 8 teams, 2 teams per conference get in which and only have one playoff game per conference until the championship game? lol how about getting at least 16 teams on board first before restarting the xfl. that way you’ll have 2 divisions in a conference that will makeup 4 teams in each division and have 4 teams in each conference get in the playoffs with 2 round conference playoff games. It failed because the games were awful. When asked if he spoke with his wife Linda McMahon about this #XFL venture, Vince simply replied “no” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 at 8:53 pm Al79 Shayne Ritter Media question about concussions and CTE in football, Vince is asked about keeping players safe, he wants to re-approach the game of football “on all levels” and make it “as safe as possible” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 JD Storm people often forget that Freedom of Speech applies to government interference personal speech. at the job, the employer has plenty of discretion as to what their employees can say. most jobs want to avoid anything that could bring in bad publicity. Regarding the start up, Vince says it would start at the end of January/early February, he wouldn’t refer to it as a “Spring league” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 I hope Vince learned from prior mistakes with the XFL. January 27, 2018 at 8:54 am Regarding keeping politics out of the #XFL, Vince all players will understand the rules and abide those rules regarding the national anthem, “whatever are rules are is what everyone will abide by” #XFL2020— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) January 25, 2018 The only reason XFL failed is because everyone jumped on that it’s fake because its run by Vince, how is it fake if NFL stole ideas and players from XFL, ie: the above the field camera shot and the XFL MVP that year Knowing what Shane did in his time away from WWE, I suspect his return is linked with this. Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next January 25, 2018 at 5:10 pm Comments are closed.
The number of protective glasses that were worn during the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 must be astronomical.Now, three Vancouver collection centers will help get those glasses to children who can use them in 2019, when solar eclipse paths cross Asia and South America.The drop-off locations for those worn-just-once glasses are at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Clark County Public Health and Kazoodles toy store.Fort Vancouver’s collection point is in the Visitor Center, near the east end of Officers Row, which also was a popular distribution point heading into the eclipse.On Aug. 21, when many viewers came to the historic site to witness the event, “Fort Vancouver distributed approximately 700 eclipse glasses free of charge,” said Theresa Langford, National Park Service curator. “Prior to that day, the Friends of Fort Vancouver sold approximately 800 glasses.”Kazoodles has already collected 400 pairs of eclipse glasses.“Some were never used,” said Mary Sisson, co-owner of the east Vancouver toy store. Some customers that bought big batches — maybe for a company’s employees or a nursing home’s residents — wound up with more than they needed.The eclipse glasses are being collected by Astronomers Without Borders. The group will send the glasses to schools and other institutions in countries where they’re not available.
EUGENE, Ore. — A drone grounded firefighting helicopters that had been dropping water on a fast-growing blaze in Oregon.The Statesman Journal reports that the drone was detected over the fire east of Eugene and around Cougar Reservoir Sunday afternoon.Without water-dropping helicopters, crews had a harder time fighting the 8 1/2 -square mile blaze.The fine for operating a drone in a temporary flight restriction area — such as a wildfire — is up to $27,500.This wildfire started more than a week ago and nearly trapped 20 people as it burned through Terwilliger Hot Springs in the Willamette National Forest.The geothermal pools are a popular destination for camping and hiking about an hour east of Eugene.The fire has so far closed 26 campgrounds, hiking trails and recreation areas.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Feb 2016 – Reports are that it was tearful at the HJ Robinson High School Monday morning when the 350 students, faculty and staff of one of the country’s most iconic institutions gathered for the first time since a January 29th fire destroyed a new set of classrooms and just about all inside. A fifth form student wrote a poem which speaks to the rapidly changing times in student and young life in the Capital.Excerpt from ‘This is Your Appeal’ by Vanessa Fraser: “…what a shame, it was just yesterday that I knew their name, now it’s not the same, ‘cause guess what, they can’t even tame, so now they’re framed! Where’s our future generation, aren’t we all one nation? Where we come together as one, bond together with love but we rather be racist so we start contemplating about who does this and that then we judge and start hatin’!…”Vanessa Fraser encouraged her heartbroken school mates to keep God first, to keep going despite and that success is inevitable if they take her advice. The school’s new top story to the Administrative block along with student records were destroyed in that early morning fire two Fridays ago, which was heroically extinguished thanks to the airport’s fire crew. Police presence at night limited in Grand Turk, says PDA Education Officials set to tour fire ravaged HJ Robinson High Recommended for you HJ Opens Thursday with mass assembly Related Items:hj robinson, vanessa fraser
Posted: April 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Girls Rugby kicks off the Spring season Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – Girls Rugby recently kicked off the Spring season and it is not too late to get signed up, according to the non-profit.The organization said they are dedicated to empowering girls to reach their potential through rugby and Girls Rugby provides access for girls to learn vital skills and core values such as leadership, empowerment, achievement, respect and sportsmanship all while enjoying the experience of playing all-girls, non-contact rugby.Teams based throughout San Diego – visit girlsrugbyinc.com/California to learn more or email email@example.com KUSI Newsroom
Since 2002, Inez Burns, right, has been wearing her red hat and waving Old Glory in East Vancouver on Sept. 11. Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States was no different as Burns and 24 other members of the Red Hat Society waved flags from the Ninth Street-Interstate 205 overpass Sunday morning. Burns said it is the society’s way to remember those who lost their lives 10 years ago.
Levers of Cost ReductionGalarneau said that cost reduction options can come in the form of offshore development—hosting your site, versus third party Web hosting, versus cloud computing (Newsweek has had great success with the Amazon cloud, he said), another way to cut costs is in software choices, like widgets and partners, open source CMS options (“You spend more on labor, but there is a robust community,” Galarneau said) and SaaS providers. “Really, you can almost roll an entire site by using external providers,” he added.While technologies are certainly key, more important are the people hired to determine the next best technologies coming down the pike, said Brightman. “In the old days, people would invest in Oracle and build out other crazy technologies,” said Brightman. “But in these times, it’s better to invest in people who understand this stuff and are capable of looking ahead at what’s coming next. There are so many free tools and services that you can use to integrate and update your site without spending money,” he added. “You can run your entire site off of WordPress—a blog is just a stripped down CMS.”During his time at Harris Publications, Brightman used WordPress for XXL magazine’s site, XXLmag.com. The site, which pulled in 25 million page views a month, ran off of a WordPress installation. “It’s a fantastic, free CMS with thousands of plugins,” he said.Get the Tools So, what are the tools necessary to reduce costs while still creating a great final Web product? Recommendations from both Brightman and Galarneau include:For site development:Squarespace, a fully-hosted and managed platform for a blog, Web site or portfolio; Weebly, which offers a drag and drop interface and free domain hosting; SiteKreator, a site platform that offers visitor metric analysis, online marketing campaigns and community.For blogging: Typepad (moveable type), WordPress and Blogger.For video: Brightcove, Magnify.net, Ooyala or Fliqz.For advertising: OpenAds.org (“It can run, track and manage campaigns just like DoubleClick, but for free,” said Brightman.) For analytics: Google Analytics or Quantcast.com.For social networking: Tweetdeck.com, a browser that organizes and displays multiple Twitter feeds, and more Twitter options at Smashing Magazine’s 99 Twitter Tools.“Between these apps, you can create a site to compete with anyone out there,” said Brightman. During FOLIO:’s “Analyzing Web Development Options” Webinar Thursday, a pair of industry veterans offered advice and tools for publishers tackling site development with continually-shrinking budgets.While digital “budgets were tens of millions of dollars” years ago, “in the past few years, Web 2.0, widgets and SaaS have enabled publishers to launch a site for next to nothing,” said Joe Galarneau, SVP ofoperations and CIO for Newsweek Inc. “You can still spend a lot of money on the Web, but you don’t have to in order to have a great Web presence.” Even if you’re late to the online party, Galarneau said: “It’s never too late to start. Sometimes there are even advantages to starting late in the game.” He cited Hearst’s zero to sixty move to become a market leader in this space after no longer outsourcing its Web operations to iVillage. Even Newsweek, he said, lacked an independent site until 2007 when it launched one in conjunction with parent Washington Post Company.While publishers should be examining their content and monetization strategies before launching into Web design, Jason Brightman, director of Web design for IDG’s PCWorld and Macworld, noted that a positive to the Web space is the lack of brand loyalty. “People go to best info and best features. As publishers, we are into text on a page, but more and more, that’s not working. I suggest asking yourselves: What would Google do? Google creates simple applications that do things really, really well. Publishers need to be in the mindset of building applications instead of publishing articles.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the April 9th Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting:#1) SAVE THE DATE. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis to use Rotary Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for a National Night Out celebration.#2) SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SET. With little discussion, Selectmen unanimously closed and signed the Special Town Meeting warrant. The warrant consists of two articles, petitioned by Selectman McCoy and others, and can be read HERE. The Special Town Meeting will take place inside the Annual Town Meeting on May 5, 2018 at approximately 10:45am inside the WHS Auditorium.#3) SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Fourth of July Committee Chairman Scott Garrant to restrict hawkers/pedlers and transient vendors from conducting business within one-half mile of the Town Common during the Fun on the Fourth celebration. This annual vote is taken to encourage attendees to purchase snacks at the carnival and from the non-profit organization booths in the Food Court.#4) NEW TOWN ELECTION WORKERS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Town Clerk Sharon George to appoint five new election workers — Phyllis Gorman, David & Susan Reese, Janet Marchiello, and Ruth-Ann Soderholm. These workers will replace election workers that recently stepped down.#5) SELECTMEN ANNUAL REPORT. Chairman Mike Champoux read the Board of Selectmen’s Annual Report, which will be published in the Town’s Annual Report booklet, into the record. Watch the reading HERE at the 7:22-mark. Champoux discusses several big issues, including New England Transrail, Butters Row Bridge, Yentile Farm, Fun on the Fourth, the town’s new Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, affordalbe housing, and more.Aside from the Sciarappa Farm discussion, Wilmington Apple has already covered the other news made at the meeting, including:Selectmen To Create A Town Economic Development CommitteeFree Little Library & Kindness Rock Garden Coming To Rotary ParkPLOT TWIST: Massachusetts Attorney General DELAYS Ruling On Town Meeting Article Relative To Detox Facility ZoningResidents Invited To Informational Forum On Proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement With Analog Devices On April 26The Moving Wall Is Coming To Wilmington This SummerFind Out if YOUR Street Is Scheduled To Get Paved Over The Next 7 MonthsLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”
Enlarge ImageThe current BRZ and 86 are mighty fun, but considering how good TNGA is, it could make both coupes even better. Subaru The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform has already proven its worth by breathing new life into all manner of new Toyota vehicles, from the 2019 RAV4 to the 2020 Corolla. In the future, it might even become the platform for the second generation of Toyota’s small joint-venture sports car.A source told Australia’s Motoring that the upcoming replacements for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 might move to the TNGA platform. The choices are, according to the information, moving to TNGA or staying on the current platform, which also underpins the latest Subaru Impreza.There is reportedly a third option, but it’s been nixed. Subaru also has a new platform on its hands, the Subaru Global Platform, but it’s engineered with all-wheel-drive cars in mind, since that’s Subaru’s forte. Motoring’s source said that AWD is not being considered for the sports-car twins’ successors, and since SGP cannot handle rear-wheel drive, that’s the end of that conversation.Representatives for both Subaru and Toyota did not immediately return requests for comment, but automakers routinely decline to discuss vehicles that have not been formally announced yet. We’ll have to let the rumors keep swirling around until either automaker deems the public worthy of learning more.Other reports have already popped up regarding future iterations of the rear-wheel-drive BRZ and 86. Earlier in April, The Japanese Times reported that the next generation of both cars will receive a 2.4-liter engine. That’s the same displacement as the four-cylinder in the Subaru Ascent, and its 260-horsepower output would be a huge boost for the twins, as they only top out at 205 horsepower from their shared 2.0-liter flat-four. Subaru BRZ STI Sport is the best kind of momentum car Subaru Toyota More about 2018 Subaru BRZ tS Review • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS: A better BRZ, mostly More From Roadshow Share your voice 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only better Tags 2019 Subaru Ascent review Subaru Toyota 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy 0 20 Photos Post a comment Sports Cars Future Cars Coupes
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowSenate defies Walker’s call to weigh nomineesAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Bill Walker tried and failed to get lawmakers to vote on his nominees Thursday.Trump to rescind Obama’s ‘permanent’ Arctic leasing banLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.President Trump is expected to sign an order Friday aimed at lifting his predecessor’s ban on new oil leasing in waters off Alaska’s Arctic coast.Trump may have plans for Alaska, but not for its national monumentsElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauOn Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to consider scaling back some national monuments. The plans likely won’t affect Alaska, but the president still gave a shout out to the state in his speech.US Postal Service blocks pot farm from shipping tax moneyAssociated PressAn Alaska marijuana retailer’s tax payment has been sent back to the business after the U.S. Postal Service refused to ship the money.Labor issues loom for Alaska Airlines-Virgin America mergerTom Banse, Northwest News Network – OregonUnionized pilots at Alaska Airlines and recently acquired Virgin America pulled off a virtual barrel roll Wednesday to get management’s attention.Construction at area’s Air Force installations to inject $1.5 billion into Interior economyTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksSummer promises to be a busy construction season for the Interior due to a series of projects at the region’s two Air Force installations. The projects will inject more than $1.5 billion into the area’s economy.Coast Guard cleans up graffiti on World War II bunker as tagging investigation continuesLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaIn Unalaska, the U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti that was found spray-painted on a World War II bunker last month.Lake and Peninsula School District to have shorter calendar next yearLawrence Hamilton, KDLG – DillinghamStarting next year, the Lake and Peninsula School District will have a shorter calendar. Officials say the new schedule is based on subsistence activities. Students will go back to school in early September instead of August, and be finished by early May, instead of close to June. It should also help the district balance the projected a half a million dollar deficit caused by shrinking revenues from the state.Internet improvements bode well for location-neutral workers in HainesEmily Files, KHNS – HainesA number of Haines residents make a living with “location-neutral” jobs. For many of those people, a reliable internet connection is essential for their work. So in January, when Alaska Power and Telephone rolled out new internet packages following its Lynn Canal fiber optic project, internet-reliant workers were paying attention.Pollen and mold season upon AlaskansLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAllergy and asthma sufferers beware, the pollen and mold season is upon us. There are only two spore collection sites in the state, Fairbanks and Anchorage, and the instruments were activated this week. The University of Alaska and the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center run the monitoring program.Native Youth Olympics kicks off for 47th yearCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe 47th Native Youth Olympic Games got underway in Anchorage on Thursday.
(SILVER SPRING, MD.) –– Radio One, Inc., the largest Black-owned multi-media company congratulates its founder and chairperson, Ms. Cathy Hughes, as the new namesake for Howard University’s School of Communications. In honor of her lifetime commitment to excellence in the media industry, the university will officially rename the school, Cathy Hughes School of Communications during its unveiling ceremony and celebratory brunch on Sunday, October 23. Leading up to the celebration, Radio One, Inc. is saluting Ms. Hughes with an integrated, cross-platform congratulatory promotion consisting of on-air and online announcements and special programming across its 56 Radio One stations, national television network, TV One, 10 nationally syndicated Reach Media radio programs and its six Interactive One branded websites.Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One. (Courtesy Photo)On Monday, October 17, in honor of this significant occasion, Ms. Hughes will be a guest on many of her urban media company’s nationally syndicated shows including, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, DL Hughley Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Ed Lover Show, and Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell. Also throughout the week of October 17-22, Washington, D.C.’s WOL-AM will broadcast Ms. Hughes’ classic radio shows in a marathon, “The Best of The Cathy Hughes Morning Show,” from 12-2 p.m. ET and 12-2 a.m. ET.Additionally, Ms. Hughes will sit down for an exclusive interview with Roland S. Martin, host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, the only daily television news program dedicated to Black viewers, for a one-hour primetime special premiering on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET. In “Cathy Hughes One on One: A NewsOne Special,” she will discuss the joys and challenges of building a media empire. As the first African American woman to chair a publicly traded company, Ms. Hughes will walk Martin through her journey from teen mom to urban media maven in a live-to-tape interview from where it all began – Howard University.On Wednesday, October 19, TV One will telecast a marathon of Ms. Hughes’ best-known interviews during her days as host of the network’s series, “One on One with Cathy Hughes.” From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, viewers can catch her conversations with Minister Louis Farrakhan (9-11 a.m. ET), Terrence Howard (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET), Taraji P. Henson (12-1 p.m. ET), Jamie Foxx (Ray, 1-1:30 p.m.; Django Unchained, 1:30-2 p.m.), President Barack Obama (2-3 p.m. ET) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (3-4 p.m. ET).Howard University will commemorate the renaming of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications with a private unveiling ceremony on Sunday, October 23 at 12 p.m. ET that will be live streamed via Facebook and on all of Radio One’s local and national digital media platforms. Following the ceremony will be an exclusive, star-studded celebratory brunch and program at 1 p.m. ET to honor Ms. Hughes (attendance by invitation only).About Radio One, Inc.Radio One, Inc. (radio-one.com), together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 56 stations in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, the DL Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Empowering Moments, the Ed Lover Show, the Willie Moore Jr Show, the Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (interactiveone.com), the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites including News One (news), The Urban Daily (men), Hello Beautiful (women), Global Grind (Millennials) and social networking websites such as BlackPlanet and MiGente. The Company also owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a cable/satellite network programming serving more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. Additionally, One Solution combines the dynamics of the Radio One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.
In their sermons, preachers have been drumming up fear of Shafiq’s overtly secular campaign slogans.Videos are circulating with clips from Shafiq interviews in which he advocates including texts from the Bible in school curriculums to balance the presence of Quranic verses. The video depicts the comments as an attack on Islam, proclaiming, “This is a matter of religion. After what you heard you still want to vote for him … What will you tell God on Judgment Day?”In other anti-Shafiq videos, there are pictures of tortured victims under Mubarak’s security agents, many of them Islamists. Clerics have also denounced voting for Shafiq and said a vote for Morsi is supported by God.The polarized atmosphere has strengthened calls among many for Egyptians to boycott the vote or cast spoiled ballots in protest. The campaign has been sharply criticized by Brotherhood supporters, who called it “treason” to the revolution.For Sally Toma, a leading campaigner for the boycott, choosing a new president will not resolve the more serious problems she and thousands others revolted against. Neither Morsi nor Shafiq, she says, have a place in her dream for deeper change. Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – In Egypt’s highly polarizing presidential campaign, both sides have been going for the jugular. Wild accusations have been flying, and Egyptians are seeing a return of old tricks that went on under the table during Hosni Mubarak’s regime, now used without inhibition.The campaign, in its final hours Wednesday ahead of the weekend election, is between Mubarak’s last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi. In a long and profane blog post, Ezzat took his friend to task, saying he sold out his ideas by backing a representative of the old regime.“When will you stop whoring yourself out?” he wrote _ echoing the phrase his father used to refuse the ruling party members.Shafiq’s accusations have won some sympathy for the Brotherhood even among leftist and secular revolutionary groups who had grown critical of the group, which they feel sold out hopes for deeper change after Mubarak’s fall and has been more concerned with making political gains.Ezzat, himself disillusioned with the Brotherhood’s performance, is disgusted by how low the campaign has gone, a sign that the post-election era will be equally nasty.“The debased dialogue is a reflection of a debased situation that we are going through _ to accuse the revolutionaries of killing one another?” said Ezzat. “I can’t have a dialogue with that.”But the Brotherhood has also relied on its arsenal of clerics and Islamic leaders and mosques to attack Shafiq. The group denies it is orchestrated. But an activist in a local Cairo neighborhood who is connected to Brotherhood members said the group made plans to retaliate on the war against it by resorting to mosque preachers from their more radical supporters, the Salafis. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone The accusations caused outrage and were dismissed as a slander by many supporters of the revolution, who consider the Camel Battle as a symbol of the steadfastness of protesters, including the Brotherhood who played a major role in the defense of the sit-in.A group of 25 former regime officials are on trial, accused of organizing the attack. Shafiq said his claims were based on conversations with military and security and referred to footage from military helicopters from above the square. In a rare move, the intelligence service issued a statement distancing itself from Shafiq’s allegations and saying it accuses no one faction in the violence against protesters.Shafiq was called in to testify in the court hearings following his remarks and is due to appear in court on Thursday.In another twist from security sources that clearly boosts Shafiq, security officials in north Sinai also accuse Palestinian Islamist factions and other jihadi groups of infiltrating into Egypt and occupying mosques to campaign for Morsi. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Security officials in Cairo have not commented on the claims. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Behind them another competition is going on, between the deeply entrenched police state and their traditional rivals, the Islamists. Shafiq has drawn from what he suggested was information from within the security agencies in hopes of discrediting the Brotherhood, accusing it for example of killing protesters during the anti-Mubarak uprising.In support of Morsi, meanwhile, Islamists have been fanning out to mosques, telling congregations Shafiq is against Islam, is cozying up to the Christian minority and is perpetuating corruption.In this foreboding atmosphere, revolutionary groups are escalating calls for a boycott of the election, which they say will only recreate the old regime and do little to resolve the messiness of the transition overseen by the military generals.Ramy Yacoub, a 29-year-old liberal politician who says he will vote for neither in the upcoming elections, said both are “two sides of the same coin. .. They are both shooting bullets.”Yacoub said the campaigning has been marred by mud-slinging typical of the “primitive electoral culture” Egypt is experiencing during the first competitive presidential vote in its modern history.“Neither deserves my vote because neither represents what I stand for,” he said. “We know we lost the short term battle. In the long term, this is all on the record” to use against whoever wins. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths In the boycott campaign, she sees the creation of an empowered opposition to whoever comes next.“No one will die if Morsi and Shafiq come. They are both just secretaries. One with a beard and another in a military uniform,” she said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Morsi campaigners call such claims “black propaganda” against their candidate driven by the machine of the old regime. Yasser Ali, a campaign manager for Morsi, said they have detected up to 30 different “rumors” a day against their candidate, their group or supporters.Parts of Mubarak’s old political machine have also geared up for Shafiq. Amr Ezzat, a columnist who is also an active campaigner for rights and freedom of expression, said his father _ the head of a public sector company _ was asked by former ruling party figures in his Cairo neighborhood in Imbaba to participate in a pro-Shafiq rally. The father turned them down, Ezzat said.“This is their traditional way of operating,” Ezzat, who is also boycotting the vote, told The Associated Press. “Now people in big posts are feeling threatened, they fear they will be replaced or investigated for corruption. Many of those in high posts who were in close contacts with ministers or the political class are afraid that these corruption files would be opened if the leadership is changed. It is in their interest to have this network return.”In a sign of the election-season bitterness, Ezzat had a falling out with a friend, once a rights campaigner like himself who joined the Shafiq campaign. Shafiq, a 70-year-old former air force commander who served as Mubarak’s last prime minister but was removed in the face of protests not long after Mubarak fell, has made it his main platform to attack the Brotherhood, stoking fears of the group’s lust for power. He accused them of wanting to take Egypt back to the Dark Ages, sidelining Christians and women and trying to reap alone the benefit of a revolution launched primarily by secular youth and later joined by the Brotherhood.His campaign took a higher pitch this month when he accused the Brotherhood of being behind the killing of the protesters in one of the most iconic moments of last winter’s uprising. In a TV interview and later at a press conference, Shafiq claimed “bearded men” on rooftops were the ones firing at protesters during the Battle of the Camels.The worst and deadliest clashes in the uprising occurred on Feb. 2 when pro-regime thugs on camels and horses and armed with swords and whips waded into crowds of protesters who had been holding a sit-in Tahrir Square since Jan. 28. The clashes, which lasted for two days, saw protesters battling off attackers firing on them from nearby bridges and buildings overlooking the square. The Medieval-style battle proved a turning point, winning the protesters wider popular support. Comments Share More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories
Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohammed has laid the blame for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Boeing and cast doubt over whether MH370 actually crashed. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammed. The former PM has also speculated that the only reason that the passengers and crew would not have stopped any dangerous acts on the plane is if they were somehow unable to react. He said that they were “blaming the wrong people”. “The loss of the plane is due to the makers, Boeing, Dr Mahathir Mohammed said. In other news, a senior defence official has told The Guardian Australia that the search for MH370 could take years because the series of underwater searches had uncovered no remains of the plane. Dr Mahathir was reacting to the fact Chinese relatives of Mh370 passengers took Malaysia Airlines staff hostage in Beijing last week over lack of information, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. “I would not like to fly in a Boeing aircraft unless Boeing can explain how all its system can fail or be disabled,” Dr Mahatir said. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale “Can it be that the plane remained intact on crashing and sank with no trace and no one launching the lifeboat doors, as we are told all these aircraft are equipped with?” Dr Mahathir lastly questioned why no oil slick had been found. “How can Boeing produce a plane that is so easily disabled?” “Even if the pilot wants to commit suicide, the co-pilot and the cabin crew would not allow him to do so without trying something,” Dr Mahathir said. The Blue Fin 21 has looked over 95 per cent of the defined search area and recovered nothing which means that any debris could have washed in any direction in the Indian Ocean. Dr Mahatir said that said it was unbelievable that in an age of plane tracking on mobile phones and spy satellites that Boeing built a plane that went out of tracking range.
AccorHotelsIbisPlay n Stay AccorHotels’ ibis network has partnered with The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and support touring artists and their managers, with exclusive benefits across Australia, with its new ibis ‘Play ‘n’ Stay’ offer.Designed specifically to support the unique and changing requirements of emerging and established artists while on the road, ibis hotels will provide a range of added benefits including: Flexible check-in and check-out times, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi and bottled water, access to Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program benefits and 10% off all food and beverage. In addition, where available, complimentary 12-seater car parking will be offered for touring vehicles.With the continuing growth in online music streaming, artists are not only increasingly reliant on income from touring, but are touring to more locations and for extended periods. With the support of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), AccorHotels has developed a suite of consistent benefits which address the real-world challenges faced by artists and managers – largely due to the hours spent traveling and tight touring schedules. The ibis Play ‘n’ Stay offer looks to assist with these issues, through its flexible check-in/check-out times and providing certain inclusions as standard, to minimising the impact of travel.Greg Carey, Co-Chair Association of Artist Managers, said “The AAM is thrilled to be partnering with AccorHotels on this unique touring initiative across their ibis hotels portfolio. Touring is such a vital part of an artist’s career in terms of building a fan-base and income streams such as live performance and merchandise) as well as playing festivals. Although it’s a buzz for artists, it can be expensive, tiring and a strain on the mental health for all involved. Cue late nights, early check outs, finding space to park the bus, the list goes on.”“With this new partnership, ibis is helping artists and their managers to make touring easier with more with affordable accommodation, favourable check-in/outs, free wifi, parking for 12 seaters, discounts on food and beverage. It’s revolutionary and something that is going help hundreds of developing bands and their managers. We’re super grateful and pumped to bring this new partnership to our members.”Bridie Commerford, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for AccorHotels Australia, said “AccorHotels is proud to accommodate multiple international and home grown artists and touring parties, across our brands, across the country. Our ibis hotels have become a preferred choice for local, emerging and independent artists touring across Australia, given their location to key music venues and within capital cities and regional centres. We’ve identified there is a real need to support our local artists and have worked incredibly hard to develop an offering in partnership with AAM that supports them while travelling on tour.”
Go back to the e-newsletterThe Royal Portfolio has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of five-star hotels that includes Royal Malewane, Birkenhead House, La Residence and a collection of Private Residences: The Silo. The hotel is set to welcome its first guests on 1 March 2017.The Silo is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The Silo is being built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum to rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection. Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.The Silo will have 28 keys, including a spectacular penthouse. There will be a spa, gym, bar and restaurant, as well as a glass swimming pool on the tenth floor and champagne bar with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean – being the highest building on the waterfront.The opening of the new hotel will enable The Royal Portfolio to offer guests their unique hospitality across a portfolio of quintessentially South African experiences including a Big 5 safari in the Greater Kruger National Park, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the coastal experience in Hermanus and now the natural wonder, art and culture of Cape Town.David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront said,”We have no doubt that The Royal Portfolio will bring to this hotel their impeccably high standards and offer its guests an exclusive experience quite unlike any other.”The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that will be as synonymous with the Cape Town skyline as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure will be the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.Liz Biden, the owner of The Royal Portfolio acclaimed for her exceptional interior design, explained that, “We have always wanted to open a hotel in our home city of Cape Town. The Silo is an exciting and ambitious project which we believe will perfectly complement our existing properties and rank among the very best hotels in the world. The building is modern and industrial so the design will reflect that with the addition of softer, more colourful touches.”Colourful and eclectic pieces will juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. The seven room categories are based on the room size and the views. The rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterFour Seasons Hotel Hampshire has introduced &Breathe Postnatal Retreats, inviting new and not-so-new parents to “come up for air” with little ones in tow, with retreats focused on rebuilding a balanced lifestyle through expert guidance, feel-good fitness, nourishing delicious food and indulging spa treatments, all in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.In 2018, for the first time, the award-winning team of wellbeing experts from &Breathe bring their sell-out 24-hour retreats of self-care for new parents to the luxury of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. Set on 200 hectares of countryside, yet only 40 minutes from central London, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire makes for the perfect setting for busy mums and dads to unwind and recharge, with &Breathe specialists on hand providing one-to-one support and guidance.Taking place within 24 hours, the &Breathe Postnatal Retreats welcome parents to experience a variety of fitness and mindfulness sessions, led by the &Breathe team in the intimacy of Rose Cottage Studio, aiding rehabilitation of the body for mums post-baby, and serenity of the mind for overall wellbeing.Guests’ meals during their stay will be prepared by chefs at Wild Carrot, the hotel’s newly opened restaurant, and all menus will be expertly designed to repair, refuel and delight, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients from Hampshire markets and further afield.Parents will also receive the opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved “me time” with a relaxing and detoxifying treatment at the hotel’s luxury spa, located in the renovated stable block, and will also be welcome to make full use of the spa facilities, including the conservatory-style swimming pool, outdoor vitality pool, clear quartz crystal saunas and amethyst steam rooms.Alongside the comfort of signature Four Seasons beds for adults in luxury accommodation, complimentary cribs and rollaway beds will be provided for little ones, alongside the complimentary use of baby bathtub, blankets, thermometers, high chairs and strollers. Expert childcare will also be at hand during adults’ dinner time and for selected wellbeing sessions.The &Breathe Postnatal Retreats at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire will run in May, June, September and November 2018. Prices for the &Breathe Postnatal Retreat at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire start from GBP 495 per person and include a one-night full-board residential stay, one spa treatment and all fitness and wellbeing classes.Future dates for &Breathe Postnatal Retreats at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire:16 May 201812 June 201817 September 2018November 2018 date to be announcedGo back to the e-newsletter