10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri pleased with matchwinner Kante: He’s improving

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri pleased with matchwinner Kante: He’s improvingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted with matchwinner N’Golo Kante for victory at Crystal Palace.The midfielder struck the only goal of the game.Sarri stated: “He has to think about the defence first of all. Then he is improving, especially in movements without the ball. His movement today was really very good and was done with the right timing.”When we have to play against opponents who are very low, it’s difficult for the striker and wingers to find space. So for us the midfielders’ movement without the ball is very important.”Now we have to work on Loftus-Cheek and on Barkley. Loftus-Cheek especially is a great player with the ball, but he can improve a lot in his movement without the ball.” last_img read more

Michael Moore Contemplates Mass Murder Motivation

first_imgIn the developed world it is not only the USA that has millions of guns and children who watch violent movies and play violent video games, but activist and documentary film maker Michael Moore says that people in other countries, “simply don’t kill each other at the rate that we do.” Moore thinks he knows why: poverty, fear and a ‘me’ society.“One in five Americans goes hungry at some point during the year,” says Moore. “The majority of those who aren’t poor are living from paycheck to paycheck. There’s no doubt this creates more crime. Middle class jobs prevent crime and violence.” No one making $50 thousand per year will be breaking into homes and shooting people for television sets, he says.As for the Americans’ exaggerated sense of fear, Moore links it with racism that is perpetuated by media. “Too many white people are afraid of black people. What’s the image of a perpetrator in our heads?” It isn’t the freckle-faced kid from down the street.He also criticizes America’s every-man-for-himself ethos: “I have noticed in my travels that other civilized countries see a national benefit to taking care of each other. In other countries people see each other together, with each person existing as an integral part of the whole.”Moore doesn’t think banning semiautomatic weapons, regulating ammunition, improved background checks and increased mental health services, although all welcome, would bring an end to mass murders in his country. The alleged killer at the recent Newtown school tragedy had no criminal record, the guns he used were legally purchased, none fit the legal description of an assault weapon, the murderer’s mother had sought help for his mental health problems, and the school where the rampage took place had been locked down before the killer showed up.“Most [citizens in other developed countries] are raised with a sense of connection, if not outright solidarity,” says Moore. “And that makes it harder to kill one another.”Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Indigenous energy firm touts job creation in joint venture to make bitumen

first_imgCALGARY — The CEO of an Indigenous energy company says a project to transform oilsands bitumen into pucks for safer shipping to customers around the world will potentially create needed jobs in northern Alberta while helping to recycle plastic litter.Jeff Paquin says the project his company, Wapahki Energy Ltd., is working on with Canadian National Railway Co. could also result in a long-term revenue stream for its owner, the Heart Lake First Nation, a tiny community of about 250 members surrounded by several thermal oilsands projects.CN Rail has been working for years on its “CanaPux” technology that mixes and coats heavy, sticky bitumen oil with recycled polymer plastic, creating a product the size and shape of a bar of soap that can be shipped in rail cars or shipping containers and will float if spilled into water.It revealed last month a joint venture plan to build a pilot plant for about $50 million to process 10,000 barrels per day of bitumen, with a commercial facility with capacity of 50,000 barrels per day to follow.During a presentation to the Indigenous Energy Summit on the Tsuut’ina Nation on Thursday, Paquin said Wapahki and CN are to each contribute $16.7 million to the joint venture to build the CanaPux pilot plant, with the remainder coming from either industry partners or government or a mix of both.The community would separately build and own a facility to clean and process 300 tonnes per day of recycled plastic, creating more than 200 jobs, and a biomass-fuelled power plant that would employ about 50 people.“We all know that Canada and the rest of the world have a real issue when it comes to plastics,” Paquin said.“Why not introduce a solution to use that plastic, divert it from landfills, and use that as part of the manufacturing of CanaPux. You’re creating jobs on the recycling side for the northern communities.” Companies in this article: (TSX:CNR) The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Alberta shrugs off BCs legal challenge on wine ban says much more

first_imgHorgan’s government has been fighting the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline – which got the green light from the federal government in late 2016 – and Notley’s government views the move as a back door way to kill the project by strangling its financial viability.Notley and Bilous have said the Trans Mountain expansion is critical because Alberta’s crude oil sells at a sharp discount on the North American market due to pipeline bottlenecks and to a lack of access to a better price on overseas markets.“The cost to the Canadian economy is significant,” said Bilous.“We have one buyer, which is the U.S., (and) the differential is somewhere around $30 (US a barrel). We’ve lost out on billions of dollars.” The Trans Mountain expansion would triple the amount of oil shipped from Alberta to a terminal in Burnaby.The $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan Canada project has faced delays despite the federal approval.In December, the National Energy Board stepped in to announce it would allow Kinder Morgan to bypass permit delays in Burnaby. Over the weekend, Horgan’s government announced it will challenge that decision in the Federal Court.Along with the wine ban, Notley has also retaliated by scuttling talks to buy $500 million worth of electricity from B.C. She has also struck a 19-member task force of politicians, academics, finance and business leaders to find other ways to put pressure on B.C.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has made it clear the project will go ahead and that Ottawa has the final say on pipelines. Federal officials have been meeting with their B.C. counterparts and Notley has promised further retaliatory measures this week if there is no progress on resolving the impasse. B.C. upped the ante Monday in its cross-boundary trade dispute with Alberta, by invoking the dispute settlement process over the wine ban under Canada’s free-trade agreement.Under the agreement, the two sides have four months to resolve the dispute before an arbitration panel kicks in.Bilous said Alberta won’t even come to the table unless B.C. reverses its decision to refuse additional oil from Alberta while it studies spill safety.“B.C. has really one option, and that is for them to smarten up (and) realize that what they’re doing is unconstitutional,” said Bilous. “A province cannot dictate what goes in a pipeline. That is a federal jurisdiction. They need to acknowledge that, recognize it and ensure that this pipeline moves forward.”The wine ban, imposed Feb. 6 by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, affects $70 million worth of wine from B.C. a year _ about 17 million bottles.The dispute began three weeks ago, when B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government announced it would not take additional levels of crude from Alberta until it could be sure there are measures in place to handle spill safety.center_img EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta’s economic development minister is shrugging off a legal challenge filed by British Columbia over Alberta’s ban on B.C. wine.Deron Bilous says the potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules is a pittance when set against the stakes of the Trans Mountain pipeline issue.“Let’s compare the (maximum) $5 million in a fine versus the billions of dollars of investment and the thousands of jobs,” Bilous told reporters at the legislature Tuesday. “We know what our priority is, and that’s getting this pipeline built.”last_img read more

New Mayor elected in Tumbler Ridge

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Keith Bertrand has been elected the Mayor of Tumbler Ridge.  In a four-way race, Bertrand defeated incumbent Don McPherson by only 13 votes.McPherson ended up with 238 votes followed by Garret Golhof at 163 and Jerrilyn Schembri with 114.The three incumbent Councillors running for reelection will all return for the next four years.  Joanne Kirby, Will Howe and Darryl Krakowka will be joined by three new Councillors, Chris Norbury, Bernie Lehman and Curtis Miedzinski. SearchSearch inCandidateVotesElected CandidateVotesElected SearchSearch inCandidatesVotesElected CandidatesVotesElected Don McPherson238 Jerrilyn Schembri114 Garret Golhof163 Keith Bertrand251X Tumbler Ridge – Councillor Here are the full election results. Tumbler Ridge – Mayor Chris Norbury611X Curtis Miedzinski448X Bernie Lehmann532X Stacey Lajeunesse214 Darryl Krakowka502X Joanne Kirby396X Will Howe426X Monty Hendrickson343 Barry Blackman139last_img read more

Just seeing reminders of coffee can stimulate us

first_imgSimply looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, scientists say. The study looks at an effect called priming, through which exposure to even subtle cues can influence our thoughts and behaviour. “Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,” said Sam Maglio, an associate professor at University of Toronto in Canada. “Much less is known about its psychological meaning – in other words, how even seeing reminders of it can influence how we think,” said Maglio. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”People often encounter coffee-related cues, or think about coffee, without actually ingesting it,” he said. “We wanted to see if there was an association between coffee and arousal such that if we simply exposed people to coffee-related cues, their physiological arousal would increase, as it would if they had actually drank coffee,” he added. In this case the researchers wanted to explore how simply being exposed to things that remind us of coffee may have an effect on arousal. Across four separate studies and using a mix of participants from western and eastern cultures, they compared coffee- and tea-related cues. They found that participants exposed to coffee-related cues perceived time as shorter and thought in more concrete, precise terms. “People who experience physiological arousal see the world in more specific, detailed terms,” said Maglio.last_img read more

Colts Acquire RB Trent Richardson From Browns

Photo by isportsweb.comTrent Richardson, the former Alabama running back who was to be the cornerstone of the Cleveland Browns’ resurgence, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday in a move that bolsters’ Indy’s running game.ESPN first reported the surprising transaction. Richardson was drafted a year ago by the Browns in the first round. The Browns received a first-round draft pick for next year, giving them two selections that round and they will have 10 picks in the draft. It seems Cleveland has decided to rebuild next year when they have the multiple choices.Richardson was the No. 3 pick in the draft last year and was to be the lightning rod for the team’s turnaround He rushed for 950 yards last year while playing most of the season with two broken ribs.Under new coach Rob Chudzinski, Richardson had just 105 yards on 31 carries this season, two losses.Browns CEO Joe Banner said the trade came as they were looking to improve the team and that the draft choice was too enticing.For the Colts, Richardson is a significant upgrade. Indianapolis lost Vick Ballard to a knee injury for the season last week, facilitating the need for help in that position. read more

DEPUTY GOVERNOR OCTOBER PUBLIC SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

first_img TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Dames is first Hospitality Hero Related Items:Adonni Garland, anya williams, Bjorn Griffiths, Demardo Clare, immigration task force, Lorenzo Wilson, Tito Forbes, Velika Brooks, Wendy Seymour DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands, 14 Oct 2014 (TCIG Press Release) – In the October edition of the Deputy Governor’s regular articles that mark and celebrate the contribution of public servants to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the head of the civil service this month turns the attention of the ‘spotlight’ programme to the Immigration Task Force.The Honourable Anya Williams said:“The Ministry of Border Control & Labour’s Immigration Task Force plays a very vital role in the Turks and Caicos Islands and in my belief is second only to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force in terms of ensuring our national security.“Although it clearly has many important functions, I wish to spotlight those key tasks associated with the preservation of national security. These functions act as deterrent to people who arrive on our shores without adequate documentation and people who try to do this are being increasingly detected, arrested and repatriated as necessary.“Clearly, the Immigration Task Force is essential to the operations of the Border Control & Enforcement Department, culminating the efforts of intelligence, compliance and investigation. “Theirs can be a challenging job, yet the team conducts its operations in a professional, lawful and humane manner, with desperate people who have often risked everything that they have to try and get here illegally. The Immigration Task Force works closely with other key agencies such as the Police, HM Customs and the Employment Services department towards the benefit of the Turks and Caicos Islands.“It is to their credit that their work is driven by intelligence and evidence, always ensuring that their efforts are complaint with our ordinances. “So, on behalf of their fellow public servants and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands I would like to recognise and sincerely thank each and every member of the Immigration task force for everything that they do on our behalf.”ENDS Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

US Airways no more last flight to TCI emotional

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2015 – A week ago today, the Turks and Caicos bid farewell to the final US Airways flight as the company now begins a new chapter since its merger with American Airlines. TCIAA Marketing Manager, Lavern Reynolds said US Airways is gone but never forgotten. “When US Airways departed Providenciales International Airport (PLS) for Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday at 3:26pm on flight US880, it was an emotional moment for the staff here at PLS. This flight would go down in history as the last ever US Airways flight departing from our shores.” CEO John Smith explained that, US Airways, had opened up many routes for the Turks and Caicos Islands and helped the country to welcome thousands of tourists annually. It is said this merger will bring about enormous passenger benefits such as; one single website for ticketing and no more double booking with dual companies.This merger has made American Airlines one of the biggest airlines in the world. Related Items:american airlines, john smith, providenciales international airport, US airways Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Visitors pack the first flight from Ft. Lauderdale for JetBlue; bookings solid JetBlue lands today at PIA from Ft. Lauderdalelast_img read more

Team TCI returns home victorious from Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 13, 2016 – Two golds, at least three silver and honorable mentions were the prizes for the TCHTA Culinary Team TCI.  The group returned on Saturday from the Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown in Miami and starring was the country’s own, 19 year old Robinangel Simons, the overall Jr Chef winner, getting the Gold and Robinangel is now an inductee into the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hall of Fame.  “Even our presentation on our buffet for the taste of the islands blew away every other country.  But for a young  woman to bring back Junior Caribbean Chef of the Year for the whole Caribbean, is out of this world.”Another gold was secured by islander, Chef Joseph Charles with his seafood preparation; Chef Charles said while the other teams had an artillery of gadgets to out cook one another, for Team TCI it was pure hands and heart. “Other guys brought vacuum packs, they brought microwaves, all we had were just knives, all we had were these (hands), and it’s just for what we’ve been doing here, and these guys were preparing from the last competition as they went back home, and they said this, they said the moment they went home they started preparing for this year.  We did six weeks.”Colin Watson, team leader said TeamTCI showed remarkable discipline, always getting into position first, with the cleanest kitchen and allowing flavor to be the difference in their culinary masterpieces.A teary-eyed Stacy Cox is one of the founders of the Hospitality Adventure, junior chef program and said the welcome home was the icing on the cake.  “This has been something that I’ve been trying to do for the past three years now.  We’ve started from fact finding missions with CHTA to going and just scoping it out for two years to three years consecutively, and to have a team go in with less than two months of practicing and coming out so victorious.”Turks and Caicos also earned Silver in beef, Silver for Bartender and honorable mention in dessert and dessert presentation.  Scores showed up at the airport, including Robin’s family, the Beaches Resort Family complete with Elmo and Cookie Monster, We Funk Junkanoo was there and Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Hon Porsha Smith who assisted the welcome reception complete with red carpet.   The media was out in full force too. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

CMPMedica Reorganizes Shutters Two Titles

first_imgAnother United Business Media group has undergone a reorganization resulting in layoffs.CMPMedica U.S. this week ceased print production of two monthly magazines—Infections in Medicine and the AIDS Reader—resulting in an undisclosed number of layoffs. A spokesperson, who declined to say exactly how many employees were let go, attributed the cuts to the “industry-wide decline in print advertising.” She said the two magazines will continue to publish online.A source familiar with the cuts told FOLIO: nearly 30 staffers lost their jobs.“We’re seeing positive growth in our custom business, digital advertising as well as live events,” the spokesperson said. “This reorganization will allow us to better align our resources within the growing areas of our business.” Last week, UBM’s TechWeb also reorganized, resulting in a number of layoffs as well as management changes. London-based UBM has undergone numerous reorganizations over the last several months. In December, TechInsights announced a “leadership reorganization” which resulted in the elimination of roughly 10 percent of its global workforce. It also reorganized East Windsor, New Jersey-based Commonwealth Business Media unit—which publishes several magazines targeting the global trade and transportation market—into UBM Aviation and UBM Global Trade.CMPMedica U.S. continues to publish 11 trade magazines, including Psychiatric Times, Physicians Practice and Diagnostic Imaging.last_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Martin Garrix Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China

first_img Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced music-festivals-2018-martin-garrix-deadmau5-set-2018-edc-china Twitter Facebook News Email center_img Music Festivals 2018: Martin Garrix, Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China The famed celebration of electronic music has announced its first performers for the inaugural China festival Renée FabianGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2018 – 5:00 pm Since its inception in the ’90s, Electric Daisy Carnival has been bringing the best in electronic music to the masses who can’t seem to get enough. This year, not only will they hold the annual smash in Las Vegas in May — now with camping! — but this year EDC is headed to China for the first time, and now we know who’s performing.In the first round of lineup announcements, we learned that Alison Wonderland, Andy C, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and NGHTMRE, among others, will be performing at the inaugural China version of the famed fest, and more lineup announcements are expected to follow. EDC China will be held at the Shanghai International Music Park April 29–30. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 28.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

US Navy probes after female Marines pictured naked

first_imgUS naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel taken without their knowledge, officials said Monday.The explicit photos, shared on a secret Facebook page which has since been taken down, reportedly showed female Marines and other women in various states of undress.Posts on the website, called “Marines United,” also contained lewd comments about some of the women.“The Marine Corps is deeply concerned about allegations regarding the derogatory online comments and sharing of salacious photographs in Marines United, a closed website,” the United States Marine Corps (USMC) said in a statement on its website.“This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust and degrades the individual. The Marine Corps does not condone this sort of behavior, which undermines its core values.”Because the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy, the scandal is being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).“NCIS is investigating those who are posting explicit photos without the permission of the person in the photos, which is potentially a felony. Beyond that, NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” the agency said in a statement.Fox News reported that those with access to the site included active-duty and retired male Marines, Navy personnel and British Royal Marines.The head of the US congressional committee that oversees the military called the website “unacceptable.”“Revelations of this sort of treatment against fellow Marines are troubling,” said Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.“Degrading behavior of this kind is entirely unacceptable. They and the nation deserve better.“I expect the Marine Corps to investigate this matter fully with appropriate consequences for those who willingly participated.”last_img read more

Full Show Manafort Verdict And Lessons From Hurricane Ike Aug 22 2018

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:22 Listen center_img X On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: From the verdict in Paul Manafort’s trial, to the end of early voting in the flood bond election, to the anniversary of Harvey, our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Also this hour: We learn about what some call a loophole in how state administrators keep an eye on some special needs students in Harris County. Then, we look back at the lessons learned from Hurricane Ike in the latest installment of Houston Public Media’s new podcast Hurricane Season.And we hear from Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who inspired Spike Lee’s film Blackkklansman.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

When Customers Get Angry This Startup Seeks to Help

first_imgNovember 19, 2012 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens Online retailers are gearing up for a busy holiday shopping season. But what happens when your customers don’t receive the items they purchased? Or if they claim the goods are incorrectly described? Modria, a new conflict-resolution platform, wants to be the place you can resolve customer issues swiftly and transparently.Modeled after the software that eBay and PayPal use to process their own claims, Modria was founded by the man who built that software, 42-year-old Colin Rule. To date, Modria has been testing its new dispute resolution system with a number of big clients but will be available to everyone starting today.The company, which has raised $1.25 million in seed capital, sells its platform as a software-as-a-service and will also charge for disputes resolved through its panels of mediators and arbitrators. It expects to quadruple its current monthly revenue of $10,000 to $15,000 by the first half of 2013, Rule says.We spoke by email with Rule and his co-founder, 40-year-old Chittu Nagarajan, also formerly of eBay and PayPal, who is based in India, to find out how Modria can help ecommerce companies. What follows is an edited version of our exchange.Entrepreneur: What made you decide to launch Modria?Rule: I’ve been in the dispute resolution field for 20 years. I wrote a book called Online Dispute Resolution for Business in 2002, and eBay hired me in 2003 to build their online dispute resolution system. It’s the single largest ODR system in the world, processing over 60 million cases a year. Realizing that disputes expanded far beyond eBay and PayPal, we spun some technology out of PayPal in 2011 to start Modria and we have since built a technology that handles any kind of dispute online.Nagarajan: [ODR] was a true calling for me. I got trained as a mediator and jumped straight into ODR by starting odrindia.com and odrworld.com in 2004. Colin in 2007 asked me to join him at PayPal to help him with another cool ODR project called “The Community Court.” This project won the PayPal innovation award LabRats for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. This sent a message to both me and Colin that the time had come for us … to start Modria with a vision to help resolve disputes efficiently, quickly, at low costs right from where you are seated anywhere in the world.Related: Belly App Converts ‘Damn Paper Punchcards’ to DigitalEntrepreneur: Are eBay and Paypal part owners in Modria? How are the intellectual property rights handled?Rule: We’re an independent company. eBay doesn’t own any of us. We license the code from eBay. That initial platform that my platform built when I was inside eBay — we licensed that from eBay when we started Modria. eBay did not take an equity stake, but as we improve that initial code base, eBay has the rights to use those improvements. I kind of joke that the code was my severance package from eBay.Entrepreneur: How will Modria try to redefine conflict resolution?Rule: The field of conflict resolution has grown rapidly over the last 30 years. Now people all over the world are using mediation and arbitration to resolve their disagreements outside of the courts. We want to take the next step by expanding conflict resolution onto the Internet.Modria will be the place consumers and businesses will go to resolve any type of dispute. [Even beyond customer complaints.] The list is endless.Entrepreneur: What has been your biggest struggle since founding the company in April 2011?Rule: The hardest thing for me, personally, was saying no to some opportunities so as to be focused as much as possible on building the best possible resolutions platform at launch and then starting to build discernible traction. I realized early on how large this opportunity was, how easy it would be to say yes to everyone.Most people see disputes in a negative light, like an inconvenience, or even a failure of some kind. It’s been said that dispute resolution is like the dentist’s office: you never think fondly about the dentist’s office on a day-to-day basis, but if you have a toothache, you can’t think of anything but the dentist’s office. So we’ve had struggles getting organizations to see their disputes as an opportunity — both to make a connection to their customers and to build loyalty.Related: A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political ProcessNagarajan: Startups are high-pressure environments. The need for business and the need to motivate your colleagues and manage the globalized team are all part of the game. [Sometimes] you need to change strategy within a minute. Explaining the benefits [of new technology] to people who are not willing to accept the change is also an uphill task.Entrepreneur: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned at Modria?Rule: Everything takes longer than you think it’s going to take. Even though we had the software live and running within eBay for three years before we spun it out, it still took us months to get customers on board, build a team, raise money and scale revenue. Be conservative in your estimates, because there are always going to be unforeseen challenges.Nagarajan: Everything takes so much time. There is no magic formula. Challenges are abundant.One more thing which I would like to add….Colin and I always wanted to have two offices — one in the U.S. and one in India — and would never change that, because we believe we can be situated anywhere in the world, with a single passion, same vision and mission we can run a successful company. Also being located in different countries provides very different perspectives to the product, company and most importantly how to handle conflict (which differs across the globe).Related: The Man Who’s Turning Cities Into Trivia Gameslast_img read more

Rep Runestad votes in favor of right to carry legislation

first_img Categories: Runestad News 08Jun Rep. Runestad votes in favor of ‘right to carry’ legislation State Rep. Jim Runestad speaks on the House floor today in support of legislation allowing law-abiding citizens, who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, to carry concealed without a permit in Michigan.State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, today voted on the House floor to support a four-bill package allowing law-abiding citizens, who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, to carry concealed without a permit in Michigan.“We already allow people to carry a firearm openly without a fee or training requirement. This legislation is about getting rid of unfair penalties for law-abiding citizens, who are lawfully in possession of a firearm,” said Runestad, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, where the bills were first considered.“Concealed carry is not any more dangerous than open carry and responsibility can’t be legislated. People who want to carry a firearm choose training regardless of whether they carry open or concealed, and the thirteen other states that have made training voluntary see an uptick in demand.”This legislation retains the current requirement that a background check be completed before a handgun purchase is made. Under the plan, the current CPL permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL to continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.House Bills 4416-19 now move to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

Christina Foley Adult content specialist Playboy h

first_imgChristina FoleyAdult content specialist Playboy has promoted Christina Foley to managing director of Playboy Plus.Foley, who was previously director of sales and marketing, will be responsible for overseeing and increasing Playboy Plus Europe’s business interests in linear channels, VoD and digital media activities throughout Europe, India and Africa and Worldwide content distribution to third party broadcasters.Prior to joining Playboy Plus in 2013, she was vice-president, distribution and business development at A+E Networks UK.Playboy has also promoted David Cooke to director, digital new media, Dan Alderman to director of European products and Paul Martin to senior manager, business development.last_img

NBCUniversal has launched its 13th Street Universa

first_imgNBCUniversal has launched its 13th Street Universal HD channel in Poland on the Cyfrowy Polsat and nc+ platforms.The channel is NBCUniversal’s third HD service to launch in Poland, following launches of Universal Channel HD and E! Entertainment HD.13th Street Universal HD will be part of Cyfrowy Polsat’s Film HD package. However, the service will be available for all subscribers for one month until April 14.On nc+, the channel will be part of the operator’s Start+ package. Anna Limbach-Uryn, nc+ programme director, said that the addition took the number of HD services on the platform to 81.Shows on the channel in March include new local documentary series Kobiety i Mafia (Women and the Mafia).last_img