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Stephen Fry Speaks About Mental IllnessStephen Fry Speaks About Mental Illness

first_imgSpeaking to an audience about his bipolar disorder and attempt to commit suicide last year, actor Stephen Fry had some commonsensical things to say.The president of Mind since 2011, a charity that provides information and support to those experiencing mental health problems, Fry is committed to openly discussing mental illness, including his own.“I am the victim of my own moods,” says Fry, “more than most people are perhaps, in as much as I have a condition which requires me to take medication so that I don’t get either too hyper or too depressed to the point of suicide.”Nevertheless, in his hotel room after a day of filming last year, Fry says he took very many pills and a lot of vodka, which caused his body to convulse so much that while unconscious he broke four ribs. It was thanks to his producer visiting his room that Fry was found and taken to hospital.“There is no ‘why’,” says Fry, “it’s not the right question. There’s no reason. If there were a reason for it, you could reason someone out of it, and you could tell them why they shouldn’t take their own life. My role, as I see it, is not to be shy about the morbidity and genuine nature of the likelihood of death amongst people with certain mood disorders.”Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Cape Dorset unveils neverbeforeseen exhibit at new cultural CentreCape Dorset unveils neverbeforeseen exhibit at new cultural Centre

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsCape Dorset Nunavut has been producing world-class Inuit art for nearly 60 years and the community finally has a new centre to showcase those works.Named after one of the most notable producers of Inuit art, the Kenojuak Ashevak Cultural Centre opened just a few months ago.Kenojuak Ashevak’s enchanted owl piece was made into a Canadian postage stamp, it also hangs prominently in the place named after her.Cultural Centre manager Louisa Parr remembers Ashevak when she was younger and says “she was extraordinary, she was very kind, she never had anything bad to say about anybody, she was kinda old fashioned, but also very famous.” read more

The Rams Wont Get As Much From LA As The Lakers AndThe Rams Wont Get As Much From LA As The Lakers And

The source of an NFL team’s fortune looks a lot different than what fills the coffers for MLB, NBA and NHL teams. While 83 percent of the average team’s revenue in those sports comes from sources other than national TV deals — sources largely tied up in local earnings such as gate receipts and regional sports networks (more on those later) — that figure is only 46 percent for the average NFL club. Thus, financially, it matters less where an NFL team is located, because the team is going to get billions anyway from national revenue-sharing arrangements.1The NFL’s total revenue from national TV rights is a sum of deals with five networks: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network, plus a contract with DirecTV. Disclosure: FiveThirtyEight is owned by ESPN.This flattening of large-market revenue happens in other ways across all pro sports, such as the shared revenue brought in by licensing and merchandise (hats, jerseys, pagan blood contracts with FanKings), which insidery estimates put at approximately $3 billion annually — another $87 million or so per year per team after the league takes its 10 percent cut — and which is shared equally among 31 NFL teams. (The Cowboys are the only team that has an individual licensing and merchandising deal, because of course they are.)Comparing the Rams’ situation to those of teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB, all of which have lucrative regional TV deals that the NFL can’t tap into, reveals how little the Rams gain in television money by moving to Los Angeles. Specifically, we can zoom in to the revenue from Los Angeles teams’ TV contracts to see how much money the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, Clippers, Kings and Ducks are pulling in from regional contracts: After years of speculation over which NFL team would be the first to surrender to Hollywood’s siren call, the inevitable finally happened: The league’s owners voted this week to allow the Rams to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. In his attempt to justify the move, Rams owner Stan Kroenke made a lot of claims about the St. Louis area. He believed, or at least said, his team would be “on the road to financial ruin” if it stayed in the Gateway City because of what he alleged were poor economic prospects for the metro area, a declining population and various other local factors. The kabuki was unconvincing.Kroenke’s arguments rang hollow for a number of reasons, but his silly obsession with the drawbacks of the St. Louis area holds a major logical flaw: The Rams play in the only major pro league where local revenue takes a backseat to the revenue generated by shared, national television contracts. Regional sports networks (RSNs) have been all the rage for a while now, and the profits teams haul in by selling their cable rights — or, better yet, starting their own team-operated channels — have fueled the ballooning revenues in other leagues. In LA alone, the Lakers inked an RSN deal worth an average of $200 million a year,2Hence the figure we list above, a 20-year average from their contract with Time Warner Cable. and the Dodgers dropped jaws when it was announced their RSN contract would net $334 million per year in revenue. Even the Clippers, who come in well behind the Lakers, recently turned down a $60 million per year local deal, presumably because they’re holding out for something more lucrative.If you’re keeping score at home, that’s 60 percent more TV dollars than the average NFL team rakes in annually. And since the NFL does its television business on a strictly national basis, the Rams can’t unleash the power of an RSN on the eyeballs of the nation’s second-biggest media market.Kroenke would of course argue that the financial benefit comes from attendance — St. Louis was dead last in the NFL this season, and has floated around the bottom three during this decade. But even then, it’s not as though the Rams were always a draw in LA, as the Los Angeles Times noted in a 1994 game story titled “Attendance Is Not Exactly Peachy,” as just 32,969 fans turned out for a 14-12 snoozer against the Cardinals. (This was the “announced” attendance, which is definitionally lower than the actual attendance. Anaheim Stadium’s football capacity was 69,008.) The Rams were last in the league in attendance in 1994, their last year in Los Angeles.So Kroenke gains little in the way of media money by uprooting the Rams, and the benefits to the gate are far from certain once we look to LA’s not-that-distant history as a football town. What then does he gain by fistfighting St. Louis and burning every bridge on his way out of Missouri? One way to make sense of this is to look away from league revenue or fan interest and shift our attention downward, to Stan Kroenke’s pockets. Holy Cross economics professor Victor Matheson told the International Business Times that economists generally expect the Rams’ valuation to rise by at least $500 million with the move to LA. read more

Sony demonstrates how to use its 133inch digital paper notepadSony demonstrates how to use its 133inch digital paper notepad

first_imgEarlier this week Sony unveiled a new digital paper prototype device with a couple of key differences over what we’re used to seeing in e-readers. The first is its size. Rather than the typical 6-inch displays such as the Kindle uses, Sony has gone with a 13.3-inch 1200 x 1600 A4 panel. The other key difference is the fact you can use a stylus to scribble notes on your e-books.All we had for the announcement a few days ago was a picture of the device, but Sony has now decided to show off what its digital paper notepad can do at a trade show. You can see it in action in the video below:What’s clear immediately is how light the notepad is in the hand. As you can see, most people are easily holding it in one hand. That’s due to the fact it doesn’t use glass for the display, just plastic. In fact, the display is the new E Ink Mobius panel, which has been created with the help of Sony who brought their mass production experience into the mix.Writing on the notepad looks like it could be a pleasant experience despite the clear delay before characters appear. The resolution of the screen also helps to keep the text looking very crisp and allows you a lot of space to write without having to constantly move to a new sheet of digital paper.Sony is carrying out a test release of the device at three universities in Japan soon, but has also promised a commercial release before the end of 2013. All that’s missing now is a price point. I’m really hoping Sony can come in lower than tablets, otherwise this digital notepad is going to be a hard sell.last_img read more

Une caspsule spatiale sovétique vendue à 28 millions de dollarsUne caspsule spatiale sovétique vendue à 28 millions de dollars

first_imgUne caspsule spatiale sovétique vendue à 2,8 millions de dollarsLa capsule soviétique Vostok 3KA-2 vient d’être vendue à New York pour 2,8 millions de dollars à un PDG russe.La capsule russe Vostok 3KA-2, mise aux enchères à New York par la maison Sotheby’s vient de trouver un acquéreur. Cette capsule avait été envoyée dans l’espace par l’URSS en mars 1961 avec à son bord un mannequin et un chien. Le lancement de l’appareil avait pour objectif de préparer le vol de Youri Gagarine, premier homme à être aller dans l’espace, un mois plus tard.Evgueni Iourtchenko, l’acheteur russe a dû débourser 2,8 millions de dollars pour finir par emporter l’enchère. Dans un communiqué, il a précisé qu’il comptait rapporter l’objet en Russie. Il explique que “cette capsule appartient à l’histoire du programme soviétique de conquête de l’espace. Son retour intact sur terre donna le feu vert pour le vol de Gagarine. […] J’espère que Vostok prendra la place qui lui revient dans un de nos musées nationaux consacrés à la conquête de l’espace”.Le 13 avril 2011 à 13:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Will BJP in Karnataka reintroduce cow slaughter bill after Yatnals petitionWill BJP in Karnataka reintroduce cow slaughter bill after Yatnals petition

first_img[Representational Image] TwitterGau-politics is back in Karnataka as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to reintroduce the cow slaughter bill following the return of BS Yediyurappa as the chief minister. Speculation over the bill getting a second life mounted after former union minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal petitioned the chief minister on Wednesday, August 21, in this regard.Yatnal has asked the CM to pass the bill banning slaughter of cows and invoke strict rules against cattle trade in the state. He has also demanded protection to gau rakshas (cow protectors).Earlier in June, BJP leader Kota Srinivas Poojary had also demanded the reintroduction of the bill after Congress leader UT Khader urged the Union government to enforce a total ban on cow slaughter.Speculation is rife that the BJP government, headed by Yediyurappa, will reintroduce Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2010. It was passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in March 2010 by the BJP but was later revoked by the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government.The Act prohibits the slaughter of cows and aims at preservation and improvement of the breeds of cattle. It also aims to organise agriculture and animal husbandry according to Article 48 of the Constitution of India. The governor has forwarded the bill to the President of India.The ban on cow slaughter, proposed by the saffron party, replaced the previous Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act of 1964. The BJP had imposed an outright prohibition over the cattle trade and slaughter by imposing very strict rules and hefty amounts as penalty over the illegal trade.However, Siddaramiah government killed the bill imposing a blanket ban and restored the previous Act of 1964, which permitted people to slaughter bulls and buffaloes if they were unfit for breeding, not giving milk or above 12 years of age.last_img read more

BJPs Operation Bengal focuses on Assembly pollsBJPs Operation Bengal focuses on Assembly polls

first_imgBJPWith eyes firmly fixed on the next Assembly polls due in two years, an ambitious Bharatiya Janata Party is now going all out to strengthen the party at booth level in all the 294 West Bengal constituencies by leveraging its ongoing membership drive.”We are concentrating on the booths. Our membership drive is on. We are using it to strengthen the party at the booth level. Our organisation will become strong only if we have a strong booth level presence across the state,” BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha told IANS.The BJP had come up with a spectacular show in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, bagging an unprecedented 18 of the 42 seats in the state, where it had got only two seats in 2014.However, the party leaders have had little hesitation in admitting in private conversations that the success came more due to a negative vote against the Trinamool “misrule” than to any organisational miracle on the BJP’s part.In fact, in some of the seats like Hooghly where the party won, the results left even the top state leaders surprised, as the BJP hardly had a strong organisational set-up in those areas.It is in this backdrop that the party is trying to recruit at least 40 thousand vistaraks (full time workers) who would go beyond their own areas and carry out a door-to-door campaign to enrol members from booth to booth.”The booth to booth drive has started from July 23. Last time we had 42 lakh members. This time we are targeting a member count of over one crore in West Bengal.”This is our one-point programme now. Intense training is on, and the entire party from top to bottom is engaged in the job,” state BJP president Dilip Ghosh told IANS.Once the membership drive is complete, the party would begin its organisational election and complete the enire process by December.Since the Lok Sabha elections, a host of leaders and public representatives, mainly from the Trinamool Congress and a few from the Congress and the CPI-M, have crossed over to the BJP.But on the other side, some of them have already made the return journey back to the Trinamool. Besides, the inclusion of controversial characters like Trinamool MLA Monirul Islam has triggered deep resentment among BJP old-timers.To save the party from any further embarrassment, the BJP top leadership has decided that Ghosh would from now on vet every proposal to join its fold.Ghosh said lot of applications has been received.”Even now, lot of people wants to join. I have told them to be sure about their decision, and tell us when they are ready to join. We are making it clear to them that they would have to cope with lot of intimidation and threats from the administration if they come to our fold,” he said.Taking a dig at Trinamool, he said those in the state’s ruing party had become “too overweight” to fight under tough situations.”On the other hand, lakhs of our workers are working in such adverse situation. They are being beaten up, and imprisoned,” said Ghosh, now a Lok Sabha member from Midnapore.In the wake of a substantial number of municipal councillors returning to Trinamool less than two months after they joined the BJP, Ghosh made a veiled criticism of his party leaders who have been vigorously trying to engineer defections from other parties.”Such politics doesn’t yield dividends. We won so many parliamentary seats without any of these defectors. After that some people in our party felt these people should be taken. But there are various problems. Not everybody can adjust to an ideology based party like ours, and our strict disciplinary standards.”I have no idea why these people have joined, and why those in our party got these people to join us. I also have no idea about the talks that preceded their joining. I don’t even know these people,” he said.At the same breath, Ghosh alleged that the Trinamool was using the police to harass and threaten many of those who joined his party.”Some people are going back because there is pressure on them. The police are trying to intimidate them, their houses are being damaged, cases have been filed against them. Not everybody can withstand such pressure,” said the 54 year old leader.Iterating his party was on the right track as far as its plans in the state are concerned, Ghosh gloated over the recent victory of the Trinamool led panel in the Calcutta High Court Bar Association elections.”It shows that the intelligentsia and all sections of the society want BJP to win,” he added.last_img read more

Google Earth Takes You On Voyage Through Black HistoryGoogle Earth Takes You On Voyage Through Black History

first_img Google Earth is celebrating black history with a digital tour of how African Americans have shaped our country.In collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Google launched “The Journey of Us,” an interactive map honoring black culture—past, present, and future.From coast to coast, colored pins highlight six themes of innovation: advocacy, business, dance, education, film and TV, and technology.AdChoices广告“Black history is filled with stories of people like myself who set out on journeys to challenge the status quo and make things better,” Marian Croak, a vice president of engineering at Google, wrote in a blog post.Click on a random location or choose a specific subject to explore further.Then fly across the nation to meet people like Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and first African American to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972; Thomas L. Jennings, the first Black man to earn a U.S. patent for a dry-cleaning process called “dry scouring”; and Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award in 1940 for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind.Every colored icon leads you to a different landmark, showing users what that particular battleground looks like today; a short bio accompanies each historical figure or date.“My story is a single pin in a sea of many,” Croak said. “The stories include generations of people who pushed boundaries and resisted limiting ideologies as they paved the way for the next generation.“While we hope to make their journey a little better than ours, it mostly certainly won’t be easy,” she continued. “People will doubt us, and at times we will doubt ourselves, but through it all we will push forward.”More on‘Horror Noire’ Continues Scariest Black History Month YetCheck Out’s Black History Month CoverageGoogle Earth Brings Beatlemania To a Computer Near You Explore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth TimelapseWhere on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Stay on targetlast_img read more

Atomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computingAtomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computing

first_img Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing? ( — What if atoms could be used to perform the functions currently the province of electronic devices? The goal of atomtronics is to do just that by creating analogues to the common items found in electronic devices. Ron Pepino, a graduate student at JILA and the University of Colorado, believes that he and his colleagues have found a way to create the atomtronic versions of diode and transistor circuits. The work of Pepino, Cooper, Anderson and Holland is described in Physical Review Letters: “Atomtronic Circuits of Diodes and Transistors.” Citation: Atomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computing (2009, October 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from “In our work, we create a one-to-one analogy between conventional electronic circuits and atoms trapped in optical lattices,” Pepino tells “In this analogy, the current carriers — the electrons — are replaced with neutral, ultracold atoms, the semiconductor material that the electrons traverse is replaced with an optical lattice, and the electric potential difference — which induces the flow of electrons around the circuit — is replaced by a chemical potential difference”“The dynamics of atoms in optical lattices, which are basically crystals of light, have been studied both theoretically and experimentally for many years now. We add to this field by theoretically demonstrating that the electronic properties of the diode and transistor can be observed in specifically tailored optical lattices,” Pepino continues.The team at JILA believes that it is possible to emulate the behavior of a semiconductor diode in these atomic systems. “We have predicted that you can take the optical lattice, manipulate its experimentally-tunable parameters in a specific way, and recover diode-like phenomena,” Pepino explains, “Our simulations show that this augmented optical lattice will allow atoms to flow across it from left to right, for example, but forbids the atoms to traverse the lattice going the other way. We have modeled this, and we think it might work.”Pepino and his peers have also modeled an atomtronic transistor. “All modern electronics contain transistors; they are the fundamental building blocks of electronics and computers. Naturally, we want an atomtronic version.” The transistor designed by Pepino and his colleagues exhibits on/off switching behavior, and acts as an amplifier. By configuring the optical lattice in a manner discussed in their article, they show that it is possible to recover the characteristics of the conventional electronic transistor in the atomic world. He points out that atomtronics probably won’t replace electronics. “Atoms are sluggish compared to electrons, and that means that you probably won’t see atomtronics replace current electronic devices. What atomtronics might be useful for is the field of quantum information.” Because electrons lose any possible initial quantum state as they bounce around through the energy dissipating semiconductor or metallic systems, they are ill-equipped for quantum computing. “In quantum computing, you store a quantum state on an object, perform operations on the object and then read out the final state. If the system is not coherent, the initial stored information is lost,” Pepino points out. “Atoms trapped in optical lattices have been considered extensively for specific quantum computing schemes due to their inherent energy conserving characteristics. The dynamics of our atomtronic devices would be coherent and potentially useful in quantum computing.” He also suggests that there is the possibility that atomtronics could be useful in obtaining sensitive measurements. At the very least, he concludes, “atomtronic systems provide a nice test of fundamental concepts in condensed matter physics.”While these ideas have been modeled, they have yet to be built. Pepino says that an effort is under way to set up experiments that could provide a proof of principle for the work being done at JILA and the University of Colorado by experimental collaborator and co-author Dana Anderson.More information: Pepino, et. al. “Atomtronic Circuits of Diodes and Transistors,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Drivers protest against plying of illegal autosDrivers protest against plying of illegal autos

first_imgKolkata: The drivers of Baguiati-Ultadanga auto rickshaw route suspended their service alleging that several autos are plying illegally on the same route. It has been alleged that the drivers of such auto-rickshaws behave badly with the passengers.According to the sources, the number legal autos on the Baguiati-Ultadanga route is around 350. But every day approximately 600 autos ply on the same route. The auto drivers with legal documents alleged that over 250 autos are plying without any valid papers. “As people do not know about these autos, they tend to blame all the auto drivers in case of extra fare or rude behaviour,” said an auto driver. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe auto drivers on Friday afternoon stopped their service protesting against the illegal auto drivers. They demanded strict action against the illegal autos plying on their mentioned regularly. Due to plying of illegal autos, the legal auto drivers’ earning have came down. In the evening, the number of autos that ply has become low compared to the number of passengers. Sources informed that several autos do not have any insurance as they are not authorised by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA). Thus, the passengers of those autos will not get any compensation if the auto meets with an accident.last_img read more

FireEye reports North Korean state sponsored hacking group APT38 is targeting financialFireEye reports North Korean state sponsored hacking group APT38 is targeting financial

first_imgYesterday, FireEye revealed a new group of hackers named APT38, a financially motivated North Korean regime-backed group responsible for conducting destructive attacks against financial institutions, as well as for some of the world’s largest cyber heists. FireEye Inc. is a cybersecurity firm that provides products and services to protect against advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. Earlier this year, FireEye helped Facebook find suspicious accounts linked to Russia and Iran on its platform and also alerted Google of election influence operations linked to Iranian groups. Now FireEye cybersecurity researchers released a special report titled APT38: Un-usual Suspects, to expose the methods used by the APT38 group. In the report, they said,“Based on observed activity, we judge that APT38’s primary mission is targeting financial institutions and manipulating inter-bank financial systems to raise large sums of money for the North Korean regime.” The researchers also state that the group has attempted to steal more than $1.1 billion and were also responsible for some of the more high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the last few years.  Some of the publicly reported attempted heists attributable to APT38 include: Vietnam TP Bank in December 2015 Bangladesh Bank in February 2016 Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan in October 2017 Bancomext in January 2018 Banco de Chile in May 2018 Sandra Joyce, FireEye’s vice president of global intelligence says, “The hallmark of this group is that it deploys destructive malware after stealing money from an organization, not only to cover its tracks, but [also]  in order to distract defenders, complicate the incident response process, and gain time to get out the door.” Some details of the APT38 targeting Since at least 2014, APT38 has conducted operations in more than 16 organizations in at least 11 countries. The total number of organizations targeted by APT38 may be even higher when considering the probable low incident reporting rate from affected organizations. The group is careful, calculated, and has demonstrated a desire to maintain access to a victim environment for as long as necessary to understand the network layout, required permissions, and system technologies to achieve its goals. On average, they have observed that APT38 remain within a victim network for approximately 155 days, with the longest time within a compromised environment believed to be almost two years. In just the publicly reported heists alone, APT38 has attempted to steal over $1.1 billion dollars from financial institutions. APT38 Attack Lifecycle FireEye researchers believe that APT38’s financial motivation, unique toolset, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) observed during their carefully executed operations are distinct enough to be tracked separately from other North Korean cyber activity. The APT38 group overlaps characteristics with other operations, known as ‘Lazarus’ and the actor they call as TEMP.Hermit. On Tuesday, the U.S. government released details on malware it alleges Pyongyang’s computer operatives have used to fraudulently withdraw money from ATMs in various countries. The unmasking of APT38 comes weeks after the Justice Department announced charges against Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean computer programmer, in connection with the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. According to Jacqueline O’Leary, a senior threat intelligence analyst at FireEye, Park has likely contributed to both APT38 and TEMP.Hermit operations. However, the North Korean government has denied allegations that it sponsors such hacking. Read Next Reddit posts an update to the FireEye’s report on suspected Iranian influence operation Facebook COO, Sandberg’s Senate testimony Google’s Protect your Election programlast_img read more

Alliance Airlines to open Cairns baseAlliance Airlines to open Cairns base

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Alliance Airlines has announced that it will open a full operations base in Cairns from 3 May, 2010.The airline’s Managing Director, Mr Scott McMillan, said Alliance Airlines would base two Fokker 100 jets at Cairns Airport.The Brisbane-based carrier would increase its Cairns flights from the current five departures per week to 10, and would actively explore further growth opportunities. Initially, the airline will base up to 20 employees, including 14 flight crew and three engineers at the new Cairns base. “The resources industry is buoyant and growing in Queensland and in neighboring markets including the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea,” said Mr McMillan.“We are a national company and we are a significant part of the resources industry infrastructure in Australia, and Cairns is the perfect base for our next phase of growth, providing modern facilities for both domestic and regional international flight operations,” he said. The airline currently operates a fleet of 11 Fokker 100 jets and six Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft from bases in Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide and Perth. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

Event Travel Management wins AFTA Best Business Events Travel Agency AEvent Travel Management wins AFTA Best Business Events Travel Agency A

first_imgEvent Travel Management has been recognised as the Best Business Events Travel Agency in Australia, claiming the prestigious Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) award at the weekend.The specialist event division of Corporate Travel Management was presented with the award at a gala dinner in the Grand Ballroom of Sydney’s The Westin on Saturday 21 July 2012, with Event Travel Management General Manager Tracey Edwards proudly accepting the award.“I am very proud of all of my team for their ongoing hard work, their commitment and dedication to our clients, and their focus on continually innovating to be ahead of the pack,” said Edwards.“The business events industry is an extremely dynamic, challenging and rewarding space to work in, and this award is just further proof that what we do for our clients and suppliers is recognised by our industry – I couldn’t be more proud.”Corporate Travel Management Managing Director Jamie Pherous echoed Edwards’ sentiments.“At CTM we are so focused on providing compelling and innovative solutions for our clients, and our events team is no different – it is fantastic to see their dedication and commitment for their clients recognised by the travel industry with this prestigious award,” said Pherous Source = Event Travel Managementlast_img read more

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Junby David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Jun

first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 26, 2019 7:44 am PDT Last Updated Jun 26, 2019 at 8:51 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email “Hollywood|artists|fire|hits|masters|recordings|singer|songwriter|Universal Studios Related Stories Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes Debris clutters the New York Street facade at the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot, Monday June 2, 2008, in the Universal City section of Los Angeles, a day after a fire destroyed the sets of iconic films. Bryan Adams says the damages of the 2008 Universal Studios Hollywood fire became much clearer to him six years ago when he started plotting a 30th anniversary reissue of his No. 1 album “Reckless.” The Kingston, Ont.-born singer says he came up empty handed after he contacted the archival department of Universal Music Group seeking master tapes, artwork and videos for his No. 1 album, which included the massive hits “Summer of ’69” and “Heaven.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ric Francis center_img TORONTO — Bryan Adams says the original masters of many of his biggest hits were likely destroyed in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood, a blaze for which the extent of the damage has only recently come to light.The Kingston, Ont.-born singer-songwriter is among hundreds of artists whose original master recordings, artwork and photography is believed to have perished in the massive fire that engulfed a part of the Hollywood backlot over a decade ago. The list includes a number of Canadian acts, including Joni Mitchell, Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright.Many of those musicians only learned recently of the damage through a report in The New York Times, after Universal downplayed the impact for years. Several acts, including Soundgarden and an estate representing Tupac Shakur, have sued.Universal suggested the Times “overstated” the losses, but the label’s CEO has said he owes the artists “transparency” and “answers” on the damage.Adams says he only learned of the impact when he started plotting a 30th anniversary reissue of his No. 1 album “Reckless” six years ago.He contacted the archival department of Universal Music Group, which stored the master tapes, artwork and videos for his album, which included the massive hits “Summer of ’69” and “Heaven.” But he returned almost empty handed when they couldn’t find copies.Adams explained by email he eventually located a “safety copy” of the “Reckless” master at his vault in the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, which led to a remastered edition of “Reckless” in 2014.But he says he’s uncertain if master copies for his eight other studio albums at A&M, which was later acquired by Universal, still exist. Those projects would include “Cuts Like a Knife” and “Waking Up the Neighbours.”David Friend, The Canadian Press Bryan Adams among Canadian musicians who lost work in Universal firelast_img read more