ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James defends Like Walton record amid job speculation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines–Ray Parks on Tuesday officially signed with the Blackwater Elite, as per his agent Charlie Dy. Dimaunahan also said Parks’ winning attitude and athleticism are just some of the things Blackwater needs to turn its fortunes around.The 6-foot-4 guard just recently wrapped up his third season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks won an ABL title and two ABL Local MVPs during his stint with Alab.The 26-year-old Parks is expected to join Blackwater in practice after the Holy Week as he takes a much needed break from basketball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Parks, who selected second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft four months ago, ended speculations about his next move.Dy posted a photo of Parks’ contract signing with team governor Siliman Sy on his Instagram account Tuesday.The deal is reportedly worth P2 million for the remainder of this season.Signed.— Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) April 9, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The result? A 132-106 rout that gave the Elite their fifth win in six starts in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special that had coach Aris Dimaunahan eschewing his usual post-game talk openers on statistics.“We aimed to take care of business tonight [because] we didn’t want to stay on cloud nine after those four wins that we’ve had,” Dimaunahan said at Ynares Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Elite took several big leads but kept allowing the Road Warriors back, the last when a Tony Mitchell basket made it 102-94, 8:34 left in the game.The Elite finally had enough, unloading a 22-4 run that buried NLEX, 124-98, under three minutes remaining. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too When Dimaunahan finally spoke about game numbers, he pointed to the Elite’s effort to share the ball: “[W]e got 29 assists today and that is a testament to our efforts to look for the open man.”Parks logged a career-best 29 points to help Blackwater gather momentum going into a mammoth match against San Miguel Beer on Friday.The Beermen continued their reeling start to the conference, absorbing a second straight loss after getting whipped by TNT, 110-97.Terrence Jones had 30 points to lead the KaTropa, who led early and were never seriously threatened the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Unable to finish chances, Azkals fall to China in friendly LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—For most of the game Saturday night, it seemed like Blackwater had gotten a little too comfortable with its lofty position, toying around with NLEX—the Elite would zoom to double-digit leads and then allow the Road Warriors to fight back.And then, with about eight and a half minutes to play in the game, Blackwater went from pawing to pounding.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue
Transfers Real Madrid warned against selling Arsenal target Navas amid renewed De Gea and Kepa talk Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 00:09 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Transfers Real Madrid Arsenal Primera División Premier League The La Liga giants have been told by the president of the Costa Rican FA that parting with the goalkeeper will harm the club more than the player Real Madrid would lose more than Keylor Navas does from any sale of the goalkeeper, says Costa Rican FA president Rodolfo Villalobos.The 30-year-old remains first choice at Santiago Bernabeu and has made over 100 appearances during a productive stint in the Spanish capital.Celta 16/5 to beat Sevilla Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Navas has helped Madrid to the La Liga title, two Champions League crowns, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups.His position continues to be called into question, though, with the Blancos being heavily linked with replacements such as Manchester United’s David de Gea and Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.Villalobos considers the speculation to be nothing new and has warned Real against ignoring the value of a proven performer, telling Marca: “I think that Navas has been surrounded by rumours ever since he arrived at Real Madrid.”At Real Madrid he has been a fundamental part of the titles the club has won.“He has demonstrated that he deserves to be at Real Madrid.”If Navas were to leave, Real Madrid would lose more than he would.”He is writing his own story at Real Madrid and we hope that he stays there for many years.”Navas penned a six-year contract with the Blancos upon his arrival from Levante in 2014.He spent his debut campaign as back-up to the legendary Iker Casillas, but stepped into the number one spot once the club idol departed for Porto.The Bernabeu faithful have expressed their frustration at his performance levels on occasion, but he is by no means the only one to have experienced such taunts.His value and consistency has been recognised elsewhere, with Arsenal among those reported to be closely monitoring developments in Madrid as Navas continues to see his long-term future questioned.
zoom Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 0.3 per cent in 2013, according to the press release issued by the international accountant and shipping consultant company Moore Stephens.This compares with the 1.8 per cent average fall in costs recorded for 2012. Crew costs was the only category this time to show an increase over the 12 month period, indicating that ship owners continued to focus on managing costs and conserving cash in 2013.0.2 %overall average rise in 2013 crew costsThe findings are set out in OpCost 2014 ship operating costs benchmarking tool which reveals that total operating costs for the tanker sector were up in 2013, the financial year covered by the study, but down in the bulker and container ship sectors.The tanker index was up by 2 points, or 1.1 per cent, while both the bulker index and the container ship index were down by 2 points, or 1.2 per cent, on a year-on-year basis. The corresponding figures in last year’s OpCost study showed falls of 5 points, 7 points and 3 points respectively in the tanker, bulker and container ship indices.There was a 0.2 per cent overall average rise in 2013 crew costs compared to the 2012 figure, which itself was 0.2 per cent down on 2011.“Shipping is an expensive business, and revenues earned in the freight markets must ultimately be sufficient not only to cover operating costs, but also to generate a reasonable return.”Tankers overall experienced an increase in crew costs of 1.8 per cent on average, compared to the 2.3 per cent fall recorded in 2012. Within the tanker sector, Handysize product tankers reported an overall increase of 3.3 per cent in crew costs, while for operators of Suezmaxes and product tankers the increases were 2.5 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively. The only tanker category to show a fall in crew costs was VLCCs, down by 0.9 per cent.For bulkers, meanwhile, the overall average fall in crew costs was 0.5 per cent, the same as in the previous year. The operators of Panamax bulkers paid 2.3 per cent less in crew costs than in 2012, but there was a 1.2 per cent increase in this respect for Handysize bulkers, this following a 4.8 per cent reduction for 2012. Expenditure on crew costs remained unchanged over the 12 month period in the container ship sector, although operators of vessels of between 100 and 1,000 TEUs did record a 1.7 per cent increase in such costs for 2013.Moore Stephens partner Richard Greiner said: “This is the second successive year-on-year reduction in operating costs. The fall in costs for 2013, however, is 1.5 per cent below that recorded for 2012, and coincides with a period of slowly returning confidence in the shipping industry, according to the Moore Stephens Shipping Confidence Survey.The fact that crew costs were the only category to show an increase for 2013 is perhaps a reflection of a diminution in the number of owners and operators exiting the industry and a reminder that investment in good people is a must.Expenditure on repairs and maintenance and on stores was down in 2013, but by a smaller margin than in 2012, so it is to be hoped that owners and operators are continuing to pursue the sort of sound husbandry which competition and regulation demand. Meanwhile, the fall in insurance costs this time of 0.3 per cent is significantly down on the 6.2 per cent decrease for 2012, suggesting that underwriters in the hull market are taking a harder line.Shipping is an expensive business in which to operate, and revenues earned in the freight markets must ultimately be sufficient not only to cover operating costs but also to generate a reasonable return. While slowly emerging from an extended global economic downturn, the industry remains under pressure to manage and reduce operating costs wherever possible, whilst making suitable budgetary provision for achieving forthcoming regulatory compliance, which is likely to be significant.” Press Release, October 03, 2014
zoom Concordia Maritime and Stena Bulk have launched a pool of four P-MAX tankers for a period of one year. The pool will include Stena Perros and Stena President, for which the companies previously signed time-charters, as well as Stena Penguin and Stena Primorsk.The four tankers will transport heavy petroleum products, primarily in the Atlantic market.“We are very pleased with the agreement and still believe in a stronger market in 2015, but we also want to balance our spot market exposure. At the same time, this allows us to fully leverage the operational expertise that Stena Bulk has amassed over time in this market”, said Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime.Stena Perros, Stena President, Stena Penguin and Stena Primorsk are four of the ten P-MAX vessels included in Concordia Maritime’s fleet. The tankers were constructed at the Brodosplit Shipyard in Split, Croatia, in 2008, 2007, 2010 and 2006, respectively.Tankers with the P-MAX design have a double hull, two machine rooms with full water and fire integrity, as well as two separate propulsion systems. Maneuverability and an integrated bridge layout are also critical to facilitating safe navigation in narrow channels. A significantly wider hull also provides substantial cargo flexibility and increases cargo capacity by 30 percent, according to Concordia.Press release
PASADENA, Calif. — The founder of Craigslist has become a major supporter of journalism, and he’s just donated $15 million more.Craig Newmark is giving $10 million to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and $5 million to the Poynter Institute in Florida. In both cases, the donations are to promote programs about ethics in the digital age.Newmark says is philanthropy has nothing to do with the perception Craigslist was harmful to journalism because the online classified ad site siphoned away a major revenue source for newspapers when it was launched in 1995.David Bauder, The Associated Press
26 June 2009Four new sites – located in Burkina Faso, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Korea (ROK) – have been added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was announced today. Four new sites – located in Burkina Faso, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Korea (ROK) – have been added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was announced today. The addition of the Ruins of Loropéni in Burkina Faso and the Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain in Kyrgyzstan marks the first time that these two countries have had sites inscribed on the List, the agency noted. The Ruins of Loropéni, situated near the borders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo, is at last 1,000 years old and is the best preserved of ten fortresses in the Lobi area and is part of a larger group of 100 stone enclosures that bear testimony to the power of the trans-Saharan gold trade. Kyrgyzstan’s Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain, which forms the backdrop to the city of Osh, was revered for centuries by travellers along the ancient Central Asian Silk Routes. The site contains numerous places of worship, including two 16th century mosques, as well as caves with carvings depicting humans, animals and geometrical forms. Iran’s Shushtar water system can be traced back to the 5th century B.C. and one of its canals, Gargar, is still in use, providing water to the city of Shushtar. The site includes the Salâsel Castel, the operation centre of the entire hydraulic system, as well as the tower where the water level is measured, damns, bridges, basins and mills. Built over five centuries, beginning in 1408, the ROK’s Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty form a collection of 40 tombs scattered over 18 locations that honoured the memory of ancestors, showed respect for their achievements, asserted royal authority, protected ancestral spirits from evil and provided protection from vandalism. The inscription of the Joseon Tombs completes the two earlier series of Korean Peninsula royal tombs already inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: the Gyeongju Historic Areas in the Republic of Korea, and Complex of Koguryo Tombs, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The 21-member World Heritage Committee, which is meeting in Seville, will continue reviewing nominations for new additions of cultural and natural sites, as well as the state of conservation of properties already inscribed on the List, until 30 June.
During its three-week session, which opened Monday, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will consider reports from Belgium, Tunisia, Zambia, Ukraine, Denmark, the Republic of Congo, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Suriname. The latter three are presenting reports for the first time.Often described as an international “bill of rights” for women, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women commits countries to incorporate the principle of equality in national legal systems, abolishing all discriminatory laws and adopting those which promote equality.Over the course of its meetings, scheduled to last until 21 June, the Committee will also discuss a report of the UN Secretariat on the ways of expediting the Committee’s work.In addition the Committee will examine revised draft reporting guidelines, as well as contributions of one of its experts, Hana Beate Schopp-Schilling, concerning how the results of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the Second World Assembly on Ageing will affect the panel’s work.Over the course of its deliberations, the Committee will hold closed meetings with the Special Rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on the Human Rights of Women, and with States parties to the Convention.
The Secretary-General is scheduled to leave tomorrow evening for Amman, Jordan, via Paris, according to a UN spokesman. While in Amman, he will attend a ministerial-level meeting on Sunday of the Quartet, involving the United States, European Union and Russian Federation.The World Economic Forum will be taking place in Amman from Saturday through Monday, and the Secretary-General is expected to address the Forum on Monday afternoon. He is also scheduled to have a full programme of bilateral meetings while in the Jordanian capital.The Secretary-General will leave on Tuesday for London, where he will have official meetings the next day, including with Prime Minister Tony Blair, and then travel to Geneva on Thursday, where he will have meetings with UN officials on Friday.On 30 June, Mr. Annan will address the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council and have other meetings before travelling to Bern. The next day, he will pay an official visit to Switzerland, including with a meeting with the President of the Confederation in Bern.After a short break, the Secretary-General’s trip picks up on 7 July, when he is scheduled to leave Switzerland for Maputo, Mozambique, to attend the African Union Summit. He will address the meeting on 10 July, and again will have a full schedule of bilateral talks through 12 July.
SMMT has published Electric and Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicle registration figures for March and the year-to-date.Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 3,907 eligible cars registered.Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles.For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail email@example.com.For more information about the Plug-In Car Grant, visit the OLEV website.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women’s basketball programs, a trend that has dated back for decades.Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday, as three of their teams combined to achieve a milestone not seen in the state in 20 years.Iowa put three teams in the Top 25 this week for the first time since 1998. The Hawkeyes (4-1) lead the way at No. 14, followed by Iowa State (5-0) at No. 23 and Drake (7-1) at 24th.Support from both fans and their administration — along with almost coaching stability and a pair of seniors stars in Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton — has helped Iowa join Texas as the only states with a trio of ranked teams.Luke Meredith, The Associated Press
Planting trees is obviously great for the environment, but having one in your yard can also help reduce crime. A new study linked having a large tree in a yard to lower crime rates, while smaller trees might actually aid criminals, providing cover.It’s also important to keep your trees well pruned, says that study.“We believe that large street trees can reduce crime by signaling to a potential criminal that a neighborhood is better cared for and, therefore, a criminal is more likely to be caught,” explains Geoffrey Donovan, lead author of the study.Via USA Today
Owner of thoroughbred horse sues Galway County Council over alleged seizure and slaughter Edward McDonagh seeks various orders and declarations against Galway County Council. https://jrnl.ie/4583994 Share24 Tweet Email3 Tuesday 9 Apr 2019, 5:45 PM THE OWNER OF a thoroughbred horse has sued Galway County Council over what he claims was the local authority’s wrongful seizure and subsequent slaughter of the animal.The action has been taken by Edward McDonagh of Bothar an Coiste, Headford Road, Galway in respect of a stallion he owned called Chief of Colours, which was seized by the local authority in February 2018.In what are judicial review proceedings, McDonagh seeks various orders and declarations against Galway County Council.These include the council acted outside of its powers when it refused his request to release to horse and when it euthanised the horse as a manner of enforcing a debt of which there was a genuine dispute.He also seeks declarations that the council’s policy of detaining and disposing of horses where fees have not been paid, the failure to provide McDonagh with information legitimately requested, and its failure to engage with him, and did not respect his constitutional rights to fair procedure.He further seeks damages for the wrongful and unlawful slaughtering of his horse.The claims are denied.Opening of caseOpening the case at the High Court today, Micheal O’Higgins SC told the court that his client’s horse was seized by the council in February 2018.Counsel said it is McDonagh’s case that the horse was properly and adequately fenced in a field outside Galway City for three years prior to its seizure.Initially, the Council denied taking the horse, but later admitted it had done so.Counsel said McDonagh had the horse microchipped, had through his solicitor sought the reasons behind the seizure, as well as the return of his horse.The council said in reply that the horse had been seized due to several breaches of the Control of Horses Act and that a horse passport issued by the Ireland & GB Standardbred Trotting Horse Association was not acceptable identification.There was further correspondence between the parties, counsel said.On 13 April 2018, McDonagh was informed by the council that if he did not pay fees for keeping the horse of €3,100 it would have the horse put down.Counsel said while McDonagh’s solicitor asked the council not to kill the horse on 16 April he was advised by a council representative that the horse had been destroyed.Counsel said that in this case, where it is claimed his client was denied fair procedures, there was no evidence to the court concerning the local authorities assessment of McDonagh’s evidence of the ownership of the horse.His client had produced several pages of documents concerning the horse’s ownership to the local authority shortly before the horse was euthanised, counsel added.Counsel said that his client also rejects any claim that the horse was not in good health when it was seized.Claims deniedThe claims are denied, and the council says its decision to detain, withhold and dispose of the horse was valid and done in accordance with law, in particular, the council’s bylaws enacted under the 1996 Control of Horses Act.The council, represented by Stephen Dodd Bl, claimed that despite being given plenty of opportunities to do McDonagh had failed to produce valid information that would have identified him as the owner of the horse.McDonagh did not hold a valid passport for the horse, it is claimed. The council also denied that the horse was wrongly and disproportionately withheld because the fees were not paid.The council had given him several opportunities to pay the fees due but McDonagh had failed to do so. The horse, the council said, was seized after it was found wandering on a public road, and was causing a hazard to motorists.It was not taken from private property, the council said.Following the conclusion of submissions from both parties, Justice Garrett Simons reserved his decision.The Judge said he would give judgement in the matter after Easter.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. File photo Image: Shutterstock/horsemen 34,400 Views By Aodhan O Faolain Short URL No Comments Image: Shutterstock/horsemen File photo Apr 9th 2019, 5:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Related Items:attorney general, chief justice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Sept. 22,2014 – Disagreement on whether or not the nation’s business should be halted due to the absence of the Attorney General; the AG was reportedly attending the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice. Traditionally, that ceremony should have taken place in Grand Turk, instead it was in Provo and the Speaker did not agree to convene the sitting without the government’s legal consul who is the AG. Eventually, the House proceeded… there were ministerial statements from GSS Minister, the Health Minister and the Education and Youth Minister. Recommended for you
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 SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — When we think of homelessness, most of us think of the people living in the East Village or parts of downtown San Diego, but there are other parts of the county where homeless individuals are living.The nonprofit organization Alpha Project invited us to take a tour of another community; National City.With outreach workers, Jen Morelli and Alex Montone, we went to Kimball Park where we met 8-year-old Samantha and her father Tim.Tim told us his daughter is being home-schooled, while Samantha told us she spends a lot of time around a picnic table in the city park.At Kimball Park, we also met 55-year-old Gus Peritte, who told us he’s been sleeping in an alley behind a local business. Like Tim, Gus also said it seemed that there were few resources in National City to help those who are homeless.The Alpha Project outreach workers work five days a week, eight hours a day to establish a relationship with the unsheltered people they meet in the city’s parks and canyons. Their goal is to connect those who are living on the street with housing, employment, and other services in San Diego that can end their homelessness.Even with repeated offers to help, the outreach workers say the individual has to decide to take the first step.“It can change their life in that moment, just by getting into the (Alpha Project) van and going to shelter, and having the resources available to them,” said Morelli.With Alpha Project, we visited one spot near the National City Golf Course, where a man named Dewey had set up a camp on a hillside overlooking the golf course. He wasn’t there, but another man was and scurried out of sight when he saw our camera.At another location, near the 54 freeway off Sweetwater Road, where a woman in her 30’s had set up a makeshift camp, Alex said the woman had been removed from one location by code enforcement before moving to her present spot, where her camp was surrounded by boxes, trash and other items she appeared to be hoarding.Except for the contacts made by Alpha Project, Jen and Alex told us the homeless in the area receive little assistance. National City has no shelters or food supplement programs. The outreach workers said it’s common for many people to reject the initial offers for assistance, but later have a change of heart.“There are people who change their tune,” said Montone. “With the right compassion, the right approach and the right resources, it’s possible.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 27, 2018 Updated: 10:42 PM Special Report: Alpha Project aims to help homeless in National City Sasha Foo, Posted: April 27, 2018 Sasha Foo
The Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna. The profits from the event will be used for local Rotary projects. This is a 21 and older event. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Rotary Club of Soldotna will be hosting the 8th annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival this Saturday, August 11. The $30 General Admission starts at 6pm: with a commemorative glass, eight 4oz sample tokens. Additional samples may be purchased at the event; two samples for $3 or 12 for $15. The event kicks off with a $50 VIP/Connoisseur Hour 5-6 pm: limited to 200 tickets, early entry, at least one special beer from each brewery, unlimited samples, commemorative glass, admission into general festival, eight 4oz sample tokens for general admission. This years festival will feature more than 25 breweries, distributors, wineries and a cidery. Discounted cab rides will be provided by Alaska Cab. Tickets can be purchased in advance at St. Elias Brewing, Kassik’s Brewery and Kenai River Brewing Co. or at the festival. Live music, food and great beer, does it get any better than that? “People’s Choice” beer and “People’s Choice Brewery” award will be announced during the event.
Paul Jowdy, formerly vice president and publisher at Conde Nast’s Details and Details.com, is now vice president and publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray.Before his short stint at Details (which began in January 2011), Jowdy served as vice president and publisher of other Conde Nast’s brands, Bon Appetit and Gourmet.At Details, Jowdy had replaced Steven DeLuca, who was fired from the publication in October 2009.Suzanna Grimes, executive VP of Reader’s Digest Association and Lifestyles Communities president, says, “We are thrilled to welcome him to the team and know he will be a great partner to editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello.” Vaccariello joined Every Day with Rachael Ray in November 2010, leaving her post as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Rodale publication Prevention. Under Vaccariello’s tutelage, EDWRR relaunched with their May 2011 issue. Changes were made in both design and editorial.From first quarter 2010 to first quarter 2011, EDWRR saw ad pages drop by 9.2 percent, from 117.64 pages to 106.85 pages. Details fared worse from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011, falling 13.9 percent fro 144.38 pages to 124.32 pages, according to the Publisher’s Information Bureau.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said he was unaware that an Air India flight was allegedly delayed and three passengers had to be de-boarded around a week ago to accommodate him and an aide at the last minute.”Usually, I am informed about all my travel arrangements while I am on an official assignment,” Rijiju told IANS from Darjeeling, where he has gone to check the damage caused by landslides in the district.”But I can’t be blamed for the happening as the Leh administration didn’t inform me on what basis they were making the changes to accommodate me on the Air India flight,” the minister added.”It is obvious that if I was informed about the changes by causing problems to passengers, then I would have definitely stopped it from happening.”Rijiju was in Leh on June 24 to attend the “Sindhu Darshan” festival. But due to bad weather, the helicopter in which he had travelled could not take off and some last minute arrangements had to made to accommodate him and his aide on the Air India flight to New Delhi, AI-446.Earlier this week, an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on board, was reportedly delayed by nearly an hour. This was allegedly done to accommodate a member of his entourage.While Fadnavis denied any such hold-up, Air India confirmed the delay, albeit for different reasons.”The flight AI-191 of 29th of June 15 was delayed by total 57 minutes. The delay was partly due to technical/operational reasons and also due to ATC (air traffic control),” an airline official said in a statement.
The Black Women’s Roundtable, a women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is holding their sixth annual national summit from March 29-April 2 in Washington D.C.The summit is a core component of the BWR Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Empowerment Project that focuses on amplifying the power and voices of Black women on race and gender equity, economic security, prosperity, income inequality, health, education and social justice issues that impact urban centers, small towns and rural communities.Watch videos from the summit on the AFRO’s Facebook page.