George the star attraction

first_imgOrder Of St George is the star attraction at Down Royal on Friday evening as he bids to regain winning ways in the concluding Her Majesty’s Plate. Press Association The Galileo colt is the sole representative for Aidan O’Brien at the County Antrim circuit and taking a sizeable drop in class, he should make the journey north from Ballydoyle worthwhile. The Magners Berry Handicap gets proceedings under way, in which the Garvan Donnelly-trained Catwilldo will likely be all the rage to complete a quick-fire hat-trick. The five-year-old mare won as she liked at Bellewstown at the start of the month and followed up in good style at Navan a fortnight ago. She may well be capable of defying a small rise in the weights. There is not much good form to go in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden and any market support for newcomers from the respected stables of Ger Lyons (Roibeard) and Jessica Harrington (Ms Brinkleys) would be noteworthy. The Tom Mullins-trained Peace Mission has shown up well on each of her two starts to date and has a good opportunity to make it third-time lucky in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden, while Lake George, Mr Good Guy and Chaplin Boy are among those worth considering in a wide-open Magners Light Handicap. The Magners Irish Cider Fillies Handicap is another interesting heat, with John Oxx’s Colour Rhapsody open to more improvement than most. The Tipperary winner returned from almost a year off to finish fourth in last month’s Ulster Oaks and a small step forward would make her hard to beat. Monolight, a winner at Roscommon two and a half weeks ago, can defy top-weight in the Apple Orchard Handicap. center_img The three-year-old showed some useful form as a juvenile last season, highlighted by a wide-margin romp in testing conditions at Leopardstown. He did not make his seasonal reappearance until turning up in the Curragh Cup late last month and ran with plenty of promise, going down by just a short-head to stable companion Bondi Beach. last_img read more

49ers vs. Chargers: 3 studs, 3 duds

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Mainstays safely watched from the 49ers sideline as Thursday night’s exhibition finale afforded others a final audition to either be a stud or a dud. The nominees are:THREE STUDS1. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr.: Promoted from the practice squad last season, Wilson enhanced his roster bid with a 41-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Wilson cut back right and received a tremendous, down-field …last_img read more

Barcelona on the brink of another Spanish league title

first_imgBarcelona mildfider Carles Alena celebrates scoring the opening goal with Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona at the Medizorrosa stadium in Vitoria, Spain, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)MADRID — Now it’s just a matter of time for Barcelona.The Catalan club is on the brink of another Spanish league title after beating Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday to move within three points of clinching the championship. And that was with Lionel Messi staying on the bench until after both goals had been scored.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The celebrations for a second consecutive league trophy — and eighth in 11 seasons — could even start as early as Wednesday if Atletico Madrid loses at home against fifth-place Valencia. If not, a win against relegation-threatened Levante at home on Saturday would also secure Barcelona a 26th league title.“It doesn’t matter when it happens,” coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We just want to win it whenever we can, because we know it’s very hard to win this league.”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, logisticsCarles Alena and and Luis Suarez scored goals six minutes apart after halftime to leave Barcelona 12 points ahead of Atletico. If Diego Simeone’s team fails to earn at least a draw, it won’t be able to catch Barcelona in the final four matches because it loses to the Catalan club on the head-to-head tiebreaker.“We’ll see what happens in Atletico’s match,” Alena said. “I would like to win it on Saturday at home so we can celebrate with our fans, but if it happens tomorrow, it will be welcome as well.” MOST READ Playing in the first division for the first time, Huesca had drawn four straight and hadn’t won in seven games.It was the third loss in four matches for Eibar, which stayed 13th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Messi entered the game in the 61st minute to replace Ousmane Dembele. It was the third time in seven matches that Valverde rested the Argentine playmaker, who also started on the bench in a 4-4 draw against Villarreal and missed the team’s 0-0 draw against relegation-threatened Huesca.Barcelona was coming off difficult victories against Manchester United in the Champions League and Real Sociedad in the Spanish league, with Messi playing from the start in both matches. Barcelona will travel to face Liverpool in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League next week.Other regular starters rested by Valverde on Tuesday included midfielder Arthur, central defender Clement Lenglet and left back Jordi Alba.Alena opened the scoring with a low shot from inside the area in the 54th after Suarez helped set him up by letting Sergi Roberto’s pass go through his legs. Suarez sealed the victory by converting a 60th-minute penalty following a handball confirmed by video review.The result extended Barcelona’s unbeaten streak to 21 matches in all competitions. It hasn’t lost in the league since November, when it fell 4-3 to Real Betis at home.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Alaves, winless in six consecutive matches, stayed eighth in the standings.VALLADOLID’S RELIEFValladolid took a step toward escaping relegation with a 1-0 home win against Girona, which is also trying to avoid demotion.Owned by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, Valladolid moved to 15th in the standing with the victory, one point from safety with four matches remaining.Michel scored the winner with a shot from outside the area in the 67th minute, ending his team’s five-match winless streak.Girona, which has lost six in a row, dropped to 17th, just outside the relegation zone which is currently occupied by Levante, Huesca and Rayo Vallecano.HUESCA LEAVES BOTTOMHuesca left the bottom of the table for the first time since the seventh round by beating Eibar 2-0 at home with two remarkable second-half goals.Enric Gallego opened the scoring with a back-heel touch in the 54th minute at El Alcoraz Stadium, and Chimy Avila added to the lead three minutes later with a spectacular volley off a corner kick, striking a powerful first-timer from just inside the area.The victory moved Huesca past Rayo Vallecano to 19th place in the 20-team standings, five points from safety. 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TCI Ports Authority Board meet with Stakeholders

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands Ports Authority held its first Providenciales Stakeholders’ meeting for the year, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in the Conference Room, at the Ports Authority Office, South Dock, Providenciales. A similar stakeholders’ meeting is being planned for Grand Turk during February.  The TCI Ports Authority is committed to holding regular meetings with stakeholders.  The Board Chairman Mr. Devon Williams announced plans to introduce an annual meeting with Stakeholders – the inaugural meeting is to take place in March 2018.An overall summary of projects throughout the Port system was presented, and a wide range of issues relating to the shipping sector were discussed. The meeting was very successful and ended with a consensus between both groups to collaborate to address mutual concerns. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

WiesnerMedia Acquires Pittsburgh Magazine

first_imgGreenwood Village, Colorado-based WiesnerMedia has acquired Pittsburgh magazine from longtime publisher and public broadcasting company WQED Multimedia. The deal also includes the magazine’s annual City Guide, Home and Garden magazine and Pittsburgh Weddings.Financial terms were not disclosed.According to WiesnerMedia CEO Dan Wiesner, the acquisition marks the “first brick in the build-out” of a regional media company. “We are trying to build a group of regional magazines,” he told FOLIO:. “The city and the [magazine] brand are a great base to work on developing new products and services that serve readers, advertisers and the community.” WiesnerMedia publishes a number of trade, consumer and custom publications covering transportation, travel, higher education, performing arts and energy.WQED president and CEO George L. Miles in a statement said the sale allows the company to “focus on our core businesses,” including classical radio and non-commercial educational television.The magazine’s operations will stay in Pittsburgh, Wiesner said. Longtime publisher Betsy Benson and 21 out of 24 staffers will remain with the publication.It was not immediately clear how many layoffs might be associated with the deal. Dan Wiesner did not immediately return requests for comment.“Pittsburgh is a great market and it was a magazine that, under its former ownership, never got to realize its full potential,” Regional Media Advisors president Kim Mac Leod told FOLIO:. “Wiesner’s group has the back office support to minimize costs, and the regional publishing experience to be able to manage it effectively from afar.”With a monthly circulation of more than 50,000, Pittsburgh magazine was founded in 1969 as QED Renaissance, a city arts and culture guide. New York City-based investment banking firm M.C. Alcamo & Co. represented WQED in the transaction.Regional ClosuresA number of regional magazines have been shuttered recently. Last week, RightUp Media folded 29-year-old Northern Ohio Live, a culture and arts magazine. The May/June issue will be its last. The magazine’s assets will be transferred to Live Publishing Co., which sold Northern Ohio Live to RightUp in 2006.Florida’s Times-Union recently suspended publication of lifestyle magazine Water’s Edge. With a 15,000 print run, the magazine will cease publishing with the July issue.last_img read more

1968 A Year Of Change For The World Memphis Stax Records

first_img Email 1968: A Year Of Change For The World, Memphis & Stax Records How the voices of soul featured in Stax’s new 1968 singles collection created “a new sound” through the pain of tumultuous timesPhilip Merrill & Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 2:34 pm The year 1968 saw some of the nation’s most confrontational and transcendent moments in the civil rights movement and protests against the Vietnam War. In Memphis for the soul label Stax, it was a disruptive year on the corporate front, ending their relationship with Atlantic. The top soul artist in America, Otis Redding, died in a plane crash shortly before the year began. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, which is now the National Civil Rights Museum.  Now, the most enduring soul music of the era takes centerstage in an upcoming Stax ’68 compilation promising new reflections on what Stax has meant to Memphis and to music. The five-disc, 134-song box set will include every single, both A- and B-sides, Stax and its sub-labels released in 1968, a year when so much changed.We spoke with Deanie Parker who in addition to her songwriting talent, started work in 1963 as publicist for the label. From 1999 through 2007 she also supported revitalization of Stax’s local presence as president of the Soulsville Foundation.”During my lifetime here in Memphis, 1968 was one of those years where our expectations and achievements were challenged, and our beliefs were shattered,” said Parker. “We didn’t have an opportunity to exhale, to regroup.” Even the start of the year felt like a challenge. “Between Otis Redding’s death and the disappointment that Atlantic caused in our group and development, then to go to 1968, that was like the climax of the worst of times.” Things did get worse ahead, but the music that came from the struggles, conflicts and joy of 1968 lives on.Singer/songwriter William Bell contributed mightily to the Stax sound, cracking Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1968 with “Private Number” and “A Tribute To A King,” dedicated to the departed Otis Redding. His 2016 comeback This Is Where I Live won Best Americana Album at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, but this is the same artist who co-wrote the 1967 Albert King-classic “Born Under A Bad Sign” with Booker T. Jones. Bell shows up several times on the new Stax box-set, a testament to how prominent a role he plays in the label’s legacy.Booker T. & The M.G.’s were the Stax house band, playing behind countless artists and setting a shining example as a racially integrated group during a time and in a place of considerable racial tension. Keyboard player Booker T. Jones co-founded the crew in the 1960s playing beside Steve Cropper on guitar, among others. The group received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and their 1962 recording “Green Onions” has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Their Hot 100 track in 1968 was titled “Soul-Limbo,” reaching No. 17.Brought on board by David Porter, Isaac Hayes and Porter as a songwriting pair combined composing and arranging with producing, establishing the Stax flair and anticipating the later role that producer-stars play in hip-hop. Their work on Sam & Dave’s 1967 “Soul Man” was seminal and contributed to the duo’s win at the 10th GRAMMY Awards for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal Or Instrumental. Hayes also has keyboards credits on Otis Redding’s The Dock Of The Bay from 1968. A few years later his 1971 “Theme From Shaft” made Isaac Hayes a household word, on Stax’s Enterprise label. The single was inducted in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999. Facebook Memphis, 1968: Stax Soul In A Changing World 1968-year-change-world-memphis-stax-records NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 2, 2015 – 3:31 pm Producers Listen To And Admire Old Isaac Hayes Twitter Blues guitarist Albert King released his masterpiece Born Under A Bad Sign in 1967, inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999. As mentioned above, the title track was written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones. It was King’s first of many albums on Stax, advantageously pairing his blues with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, staying true to the musical core of King’s music but with enhanced crossover appeal. A pair of King ’68 singles with their B-sides appear on the new Stax collection.In March 1968, Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” was No. 1 on the Hot 100. Redding had written the song with guitarist Cropper. Although he had other posthumous hits, no other tracks came close. Redding and his song won at the 11th GRAMMY Awards for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance, Male and Best Rhythm & Blues Song. The song was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame where it rests beside Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and “Try A Little Tenderness.” He received his Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. The song kicks off disc one of the new collection just ahead of its B-side, “Sweet Lorene.”The Staple Singers received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and received many GRAMMY nominations including Best Soul Gospel Performance for their 1968 album Long Walk To D.C. That same year Soul Folk In Action, with Cropper producing as well as playing, provides a magical viewing port into the dreams and optimism that pushed alongside of 1968’s struggles, protests and sorrow. It shows some of why the family’s influence extends to songwriters today, writing today’s lines to help people speak up and speak out. Their songs in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame include 1956’s “Uncloudy Day” on Vee-Jay, and “Respect Yourself” (1971) and “I’ll Take You There” (1972) on Stax.Johnnie Taylor helped Stax finish the year strong as his “Who’s Making Love” reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 in December of 1968. It was nominated for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance, Male at the 11th GRAMMY Awards, losing to Otis Redding. After 1975, Taylor enjoyed hits and created an impressive body of work away from Stax.Carla Thomas’s presence was felt in her 10th GRAMMY Awards nominations, including for her 1967 duets with Otis Redding on King And Queen. Their duet “Tramp” set the stage for 1968 and Otis Redding’s greater elevation. Their single “Lovey Dovey” reached No. 60 on the Hot 100 in March 1968. A second-generation Memphis musical powerhouse, Thomas was regarded as a queen of the city’s sound and its soul scene.”We were creating a new sound, a new music, a music that made you feel so good,” Parker said of the atmosphere at Stax in ’68. “You could write about your personal experiences and world conditions and not have to apologize for it, and then identify with millions of other people around the world who were having the same challenges in their lives. It was just the right time.”She also let on that she was “amazed at what Concord went in that vault and found” for Stax ’68, especially her less-well-known favorites, Ollie & The Nightingales. Parker also expressed boundless enthusiasm for Memphis’ potential, wishing more would invest in the Memphis Tourism organization’s emphasis on the city’s many magical music destinations.Having inspired the digging in this piece, the makers of Stax ’68 deserve additional call-outs. Liner-notes writer for Stax ’68, Robert Gordon has GRAMMY nominations related to Stax, Johnny Cash and Muddy Waters, and he won “Best Album Notes” at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards for Keep An Eye On The Sky, a compilation box set of Big Star. Producer Steve Greenberg has also been nominated for deep-Stax history and shared in Baha Men’s 43rd GRAMMY Awards Best Dance Recording win for “Who Let The Dogs Out” as a producer/mixer.Another noteworthy moment was covered in Nov. 2013 when the Recording Academy’s Memphis Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary at a special interactive exhibit hosted at the Stax Museum. The Chapter was founded in 1973. Attendees at the exhibit’s opening night included Steve Cropper and David Porter, Memphis Horns trumpet player Wayne Jackson, songwriter/publicist Deanie Parker as well as Stax ’68 liner-notes writer Robert Gordon. The exhibit featured a prominent folk-art portrait of Carla Thomas.The Stax heritage lives on, its mystery grows and even 1968 itself remains a combination of many tumultuous expressions from its time. Some of the best were thanks to Stax and its teams. Stax ’68 is due out Oct. 19 and is available now for pre-order.Marvin Gaye ‘Let’s Get It On’ | For The RecordRead more News last_img read more

Govt allows PPF subscribers to prematurely close accounts after 5 years

first_imgSubscribers of public provident fund (PPF) will be allowed to close their PPF accounts prematurely after completing a minimum five years of deposit, reported Press Trust of India on Monday. Expenditure on higher education, medical treatment will qualify as reasons strong enough for complete withdrawal of amount and thereby its closure.A subscriber can close his account and the account of a minor whom he guardians “on the ground that amount is required for treatment of serious ailments or life-threatening diseases of the account holder, spouse or dependent children,” noted a notification issued by the finance ministry. It added, however, that as a prerequisite the account holder submit supporting documents from a competent medical authority.A similar requirement exists for withdrawal or closure of PPF account to bear the expenses of their wards or themselves for higher education in India or abroad. Either account holder or the minor account holder needs to produce a proof of document and fee bills as confirmation of his/her admission into a recognised university.PPF is a government-backed pension fund primarily used as a long term investment option. The government-backing not only offers some sort of surety, but also the interest rate decided every quarter on its deposit also makes it an attractive scheme. The interest rate, return and withdrawal of PPF are fully exempt from tax. The interest rate on PPF was reduced from 8.7 percent to 8.1 percent on March 18, 2016 for the April to June quarter.last_img read more

When will IKEA open its doors in Bengaluru and Mumbai

first_img Close IKEA, the Swedish multinational company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories had a grand start in India when it opened the Hyderabad store in August. According to the company spokesperson, about 40,000 people visited IKEA’s first India store in the opening day resulting in a stampede-like situation. IKEA store in Hyderabad, IndiaFacebook/ IKEA IndiaThe IKEA stores are generally huge and offer over 7,500 products including thousands of products priced below Rs 200. This definitely attracts customers and IKEA India quickly confirmed the opening of new stores in other locations across India. The next two locations for IKEA stores in India are Mumbai and Bengaluru. But, do you have any idea when can you go and buy products from these proposed stores?IKEA MumbaiThe IKEA store in Maharashtra will come up in Navi Mumbai next year. The Mumbai store will be the second store to be operational in India and construction work is currently in full swing. The works for the 4,30,000 square feet store in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai is underway since May 2017.This IKEA store will serve residents of eight different municipal corporations under the Mumbai metropolitan region, including Thane, Kalyan-Dombivili, and, Navi Mumbai, besides Mumbai itself. IKEA sign above the newly launched store in HyderabadReutersIKEA BengaluruIKEA Bengaluru store will be located near the Nagasandra Metro Station. The 500,000 square feet store opening has been earmarked for summer 2020. Close to Rs 1,000 crores will be invested for IKEA’s first Bengaluru store. The store will employ 800-1000 direct co-workers and engage another 1,500 indirectly in services.The Bengaluru store will have around 2,000 parking space and a 1,000 seater restaurant serving Swedish and Indian delicacies. It will also house a children’s play area called “Smaland”. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. G Parameshwara and IKEA India CEO Peter Betzel during ground breaking ceremony for their third store in India, in Bengaluru on Oct 11, 2018.IANS/PIBIKEA Delhi/NCRThe fourth IKEA store will come up in Gurugram serving Delhi and NCR while there is no stipulated time frame. Going by the trend, it should be operational by the summer of 2021 and it will be the first of 5 to 6 stores IKEA India planning in the region in the coming years. IKEA India had purchased 10 acres land site from Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in 2017 and is strategically located in Sector 47, Gurugram.Going forwardIKEA India has ambitious plans to open 25 stores across cities such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata by 2025. These stores will have both online and offline approaches. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Stampede-like situation at grand opening of a furnishing store in Hyderabadlast_img read more

No chemical warehouse to be allowed in Old Dhaka PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the oath-taking programme of the newly elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation and 50 newly elected councillors of DNCC and Dhaka South City Corporation at the PMO on 7 March 2019. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday expressed her government’s firm stand to remove the warehouses of inflammable materials from the old quarter and other residential areas of the capital, reports UNB.“Such inflammable materials can’t be allowed to be here. We’re looking for a separate place for them (businessmen). But we don’t want to ruin their businesses. But no chemical warehouse can be allowed to be there in residential areas,” she said.The prime minister said this while addressing the oath-taking programme of the newly elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation and 50 newly elected councillors of DNCC and Dhaka South City Corporation at the Prime Minister’s Office in the city.In a recent fire in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area, at least 71 people have been killed.Addressing the DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon, who was present at the programme, Hasina said the recent fire incident in Old Dhaka is very painful.She said, “The businessmen (of inflammable products) can keep their showrooms and sell their products here. But we’ll arrange a completely separate place for warehouses where inflammable materials would be safe.”Mentioning the Nimtoli fire incident that took place in 2010, she said many people lost their lives in the two fire incidents in Chawkbazar and Nimtoli areas.”So, we won’t accept any obstacle in this regard,” she warned.last_img read more