Toffs spot winners at Goffs

first_img Express KCS Share whatsapp HRH PRINCESS Michael of Kent went racehorse shopping at the lavish Goff’s thoroughbred auction on Monday evening. Politicians, trainers and royals gathered from all over the world to bid against each other and bag a bay to run at Ascot. More than 50 horses were trotted out at Kensington Palace, 23 of which are due to run at Royal Ascot this week. With around 1,000 of the well-heeled from Dublin to Dubai, the bidding was always going to be brisk. The highest lot, five-time racing champion Majestic Queen, was knocked down for £825,000 to John Ferguson, representative for UAE prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Others rubbing shoulders with the Royals included the Queen’s party planner Lady Elizabeth Anson, pioneer of organic living, Lady Bamford and the Queen’s bloodstock adviser and Australian horse trainer Gai Waterhouse.Goffs pulled in £3.7m for fillies on the day. Jolly good show!▀ London Tech Week was plunged into the dark ages yesterday, as guests were left queuing to print off their tickets before they could enter a conference set on convincing companies to take on more technology. Oh the irony! Tech startup founders Jan Reichbelt of Mendeley and Ben Kaube of NewsFlo were scheduled to hold a talk on “How new technologies can be integrated into established industries to benefit the user”. Sadly, conference organisers at Interop missed the memo. Guests who arrived expecting to scan their e-tickets on their phones were led to a queue for the printer outside the venue. Technology PR Alice Bonasio was particularly amused by the stuff-up. She said: “It did seem bizarre that for London Tech Week you couldn’t scan your phone like you would a boarding pass at the airport. “In fact, it’s a bit of a missed opportunity to showcase some new tech.” A spokesperson at media company UBM, which owns organiser Interop, sheepishly said online scanning was something it is looking further into, and assured The Capitalist there wouldn’t be a repeat performance.▀ “Stooges and boot-lickers get ahead.” Strong words from Contrarian Awards founder Ali Miraj. Tonight, City figures will gather at Piccadilly’s Maison Assouline to celebrate champions of controversy at the Contrarian Prize Awards. Nominees include MP Simon Danczuk, who alleged a historic paedophile cover-up at Westminster, and Nevres Kemal, who highlighted failures in Harringey Council’s child protection six months before the Baby P case erupted.“Contrarians generally fall into two camps,” said founder Ali Miraj. “Troubled whistleblowers, who make a discovery and have to come to a decision on speaking out… and those who consistently stood up for what they believe in; who champion causes.” Ex-MP George Galloway, now among London’s mayoral candidates, is also in the running.▀ Summer is a time for parties, but financiers found themselves double-booked last night as British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and TheCityUK both hosted their summer parties at the same time. While TheCityUK lured guests with speeches from Standard Life chair Sir Gerry Grimstone (right) and ex-Mayor Nick Anstee, BBA had cameos from up to 10 MPs. Where did you go last night? whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingleszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 16 June 2015 9:02 pm Toffs spot winners at Goffs Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @Pharmalot What is it? Alex Hogan/STAT About the Author Reprints Ed Silverman Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot?Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going. By Ed Silverman May 19, 2017 Reprints Tags pharmaceuticalsrecruitingSTAT+last_img read more

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6,000 COVID-19 cases reported among the fully vaccinated

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. — Out of about 84 million fully vaccinated people in the US, the CDC has found roughly 6000 breakthrough infections of COVID-19. That many cases may sound like a lot, but experts are actually encouraged to see that number out of 84 million fully vaccinated people. Getting the shot doesn’t guarantee someone won’t get COVID-19 in the future. When it comes to preventing severe illness, so far the vaccines work.“The fact that we only have about 6000 cases in the U.S.,” FGCU professor Robert Hawkes said. “From all the millions of people that have received the COVID-19 vaccine, I think really shows that this vaccine is working.”That doesn’t mean those who have received the vaccine should ease up on safety measures. Doctors said it’s still important to get tested if symptoms are present and to keep practicing social distancing and wearing masks.  Advertisement“Until we achieve higher levels of vaccinations throughout the country, I believe it’s very important to hold on a little bit longer to wearing the mask,” Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio said. “And that we continue those measures along the side of being vaccinated.” RELATEDTOPICS Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021 COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19fully vaccinated AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Florida Department of Health will no longer release daily COVID-19 data June 8, 2021 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in 2002

first_img WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Steven Miller – 10th January 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic The Kilcotton team that claimed the Laois IHC title in 2002 Kilcotton 0-17 Borris-in-Ossory 1-82002 Laois IHC FinalKilcotton and Borris-in-Ossory are steeped in Laois hurling history and have a long association both with each other and in their own right.They also have a history of meeting each other in big games.In 1988 they played as a senior team under the Wolfe Tones name but separately at intermediate level. And they duly met in the intermediate final where Borris-in-Ossory were massive 4-15 to 1-5 winners.In 2002, a similar scenario played out. This time they played senior together as St Kieran’s but separately in the lower tier and again they both reached the final.Borris-in-Ossory may have been shocked in the opening group game by Abbeyleix but they recovered to win the rest of their games, including a 0-17 to 0-10 win over Kilcotton. They then beat Castletown and Portlaoise’s second teams to reach the final. TAGS2002Borriis-KilcottonBorris-in-OssoryBorris-in-Ossory v KilcottonCounty Final MemoryKilcotton Facebook Facebookcenter_img Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, January 10, 2021Next articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Electric Picnic Twitter Pinterest As well as losing to Borris, Kilcotton were also beaten by Shanahoe in the group stages but they did enough to reach the quarter-final and a seven-point win over Timahoe followed by a 1-10 to 0-11 triumph over the beaten 2001 finalists Trumera saw them through to the final.The final was played as a curtain raiser to the senior decider between Castletown and Tinnahinch – but didn’t live up to expectations as Kilcotton recorded a relatively comfortable win.Noel Daly hit 11 of Kilcotton’s 17 points and was decribed by Jack Nolan in the Nationalist report as “deadly accurate from placed balls”. “His 11 points was a wonderful return particularly after picking up a nasty head wound early in the game and playing on with a wraparound head bandage.”Kilcotton led 0-8 to 0-2 at the break and though Frankie Cullinane hit two superb points early in the second half for Borris-in-Ossory, Kilcotton always had enough in hand and Borris’s goal from Seamus Quinlan late on made no difference.Jack Nolan had high praise for the Kilcotton defence in his match report with wing-back Owen Drennan presented with the man of the match award.“The Kilcotton defence were magnificent and gave little away in the entire game,” read the match report.“John Guidera was superb between the posts with a tight full-back line of Sean Coss, Jason Moynan and Liam Moylan closing down their opponents.The Kilcotton half back line was their match winning unit with Bergin team captain Paul Drenann and the outstanding Ciaran Comerford laying the foundation for their final success.”Fittingly the trophy was presented by Kilcotton woman Marcella Daly, then Laois GAA PRO, to her clubmate Paul Drennan “amid scenes of great jubilation”.Noting, however, that the sides had played together in that year’s senior championship, Jack Nolan pondered what the future held.“It is now difficult to know where their respective future lies,” he wrote.“While Borris will want to win the intermediate championship in the future, neither club seems strong enough to make an impression on their own at senior.“Somebody will have to bite the bullet again.”Kilcotton would play senior throughout the 2000s while Borris-in-Ossory finally got their hands on the intermediate title in 2009 when they beat Ballyfin. They had previously lost the 2007 final to Abbeyleix and the 2008 final to Colt.But huge success at underage level, the clubs came together fully in 2011, and reached their first senior final in 2013, claimed their first senior success in 2016 and got to the final again in 2019.They are also due to play in the 2020 final against Clough-Ballacolla – with that game provisionally scheduled for June of this year before the start of the 2021 championships.SCORERS – Kilcotton: Noel Daly 0-11, John Fitzpatrick 0-2, Robert Jones 0-1, Niall Jones 0-1, Chris Jones 0-1, Owen Bergin 0-1. Borris-in-Ossory: Francis Cullinane 0-3, Enda Kelly 0-3, Seamus Quinlan 1-0, Niall Abraham 0-1, Darren Abraham 0-1KILCOTTON: John Guidera; Sean Coss, Jason Moynan, Liam Moylan; Ciaran Comerford, Paul Drennan, Owen Bergin; Noel Daly, Niall Jones; Christy Jones, Richard Power, Robert Jones; John Fitzpatrick, Owen Coss, Ray Drennan.BORRIS-IN-OSSORY: David Fitzpatrick; Brendan Dollard, Cathal O’Donnell, Ronan Kelly; Rory Moore, Darren Abraham, Stephen Fahy; Seamus Quinlan, Martin Costigan; Francis Cullinan, Ollie Quinlan, Martin Coss; Niall Abraham, Enda Kelly, Redmond Murray. Subs: Tim Fahy for Costigan, Gary Moore for Martin Coss, Paul Dollard for Redmond Murray.REFEREE: Pat Delaney (Rathdowney)SEE ALSO – Check out more features from our County Final Memory series here County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in 2002 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic WhatsApp Home Sport GAA County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in 2002 SportGAAHurlinglast_img read more

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North Korean laborers subject to intense controls in China

first_imgNews At the beginning of last month, Daily NK dispatched a special correspondents team to a textile factory in the city of Tumen City in Chin’s Jilin Province.The factory employs female workers from North Korea. According to an insider with knowledge of the operation, the North Korean and Chinese workers are thoroujghly separated from one another. Chinese staff is responsible for overseeing the North Korean workers’ production, but a manager from North Korea is responsible for control and surveillance of the workers throughout the day. Outsiders are forbidden from entering or filming inside the factory. Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak A North Korean laborer is shown here near the housing facilities of a textile factory in China’s Tumen City. According to local insiders, the laborers all wear the same color uniform. They are required to travel in groups of 2 or 3 when they commute to work or leave the workspace for a short time. SHARE By Daily NK – 2016.08.01 5:46pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Female North Korean laborers dispatched to China’s Liaoning Province, Dandong City are employed at clothing and fisheries factories. They perform difficult work under tough conditions, yet receive a wage of only 100 USD per month. To control the intellectual lives of the workers, they are ordered to participate in criticism and self-criticism sessions, their movements are restricted, and they are subject to surveillance. It is so bad, in fact, that some of the workers express a longing to return to North Korea rather than endure the conditions. According to a source who works as a trader in Dandong, there are close to 20,000 North Korean laborers working in Dandong, all of whom work long hours and are subject to strict surveillance and control. Under usual circumstances, the laborers stay for a period of three years and receive 100 USD/month. Although this is a humble amount, if the laborers gradually save it up, they can live relatively well upon their return to North Korea. That is why the workers usually choose to continue tolerating the strict system of controls. The Chinese companies that do business with the North Korean authorities pay an average of 500 USD per month per worker. But this profit gets spread out. First, it goes to the management and surveillance cadres on the site. The cadres tend to pocket about 50-100 USD per worker, per month. The bulk of the proceeds (around 300 USD) get sent to the Party back in North Korea. Finally, the remaining amount (about 100 USD) gets distributed to the individual workers. Not only are the North Korean laborers’ wages lower than their Chinese counterparts, but the lodging and meals provided to them are also inferior. The Chinese companies are responsible for providing personnel costs, food, lodging, etc. According to the provisions of the contract, these amenities must be provided, so the cadres do their best to avoid incurring any additional costs that might improve work conditions. One informant, until recently employed as a quality control director at a Dandong fisheries company, said,  “The female workers from North Korea usually come into work at around 5:30 a.m. and work for approximately 13 hours per day. In addition, because of the antibacterial policies of the company, the workers wear anti-germ gear, which makes it impossible to speak to one another. So they are forced to focus on work for the entire time.”   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest “The only time the workers get to relax is during meals, where they are provided with only a few small side dishes, which the workers typically describe as ‘pathetic,’” the source said, adding that most of the factories are located in underdeveloped areas approximately 4-12 kilometers from downtown. Workers live in cramped quarters–approximately 10 to a room– close to the worksite. There are hundreds of people crammed into each building of the lodging facilities.     “I’ve seen plenty of workers get hurt on the job,” the source continued. “Those who wish to miss work or leave early to receive treatment at the hospital need to get permission from their North Korean supervisors. However, North Korean managers receive the personnel fee from the Chinese company in advance and, as such, they are usually quite stingy about giving out even short breaks from the job. There have been North Koreans who were unable to endure the backbreaking labor and ended up requesting to return home, but they were required to continue working until their labor equaled the personnel fee.”     Control and surveillance on the laborers are being intensified, most evident in an increase in self- and mutual criticism sessions. This has resulted in bodily, as well as mental, exhaustion for the workers.   One business person who operates a clothing factory in Dandong said, “I see how fast and well the manufacturers can produce by evaluating a one-day production cycle. That’s how I determine the quota for the next day. While I was on site, I saw the North Korean workers and their managers engage in self-and mutual criticism and sessions on a daily basis. In order to discourage poor craftsmanship and idleness, the underperforming laborers are put on display in front of the whole group as a punishment. The amount of stress that these workers receive from daily interrogations and criticism is alarming.”  He explained that up until just a little while ago, one could see the laborers strolling around the market on the weekend, eating snacks. Nowadays, however, they are only allowed out two days per month. In Russia, the laborers are allowed to travel about in small groups and do part time jobs; however, in Dandong, “neither of those things is really possible,” he noted.Although it was previously reported that some workers in Dandong send remittances to family back in North Korea on a monthly basis, sources in the region indicate that most workers tend to save up their earnings for three years and then take it all with them upon their return.“It depends on the manager whether the laborers receive their wages on a monthly basis or as a lump sum upon completion of their three-year contract,” the Dandong factory manager said. “However, sending the money back home is no easy task. If one wants to send a letter or money back home, they will first need approval from their manager. Then the manager will need to do it directly for the worker, and they are not exactly inclined to act quickly on the worker’s behalf. So many workers use the mantra, ‘No news is good news,’ and resist the urge to contact family members back home for three years.”   Although China is participating in this round of particularly strict UN sanctions, the amount of North Korean laborers dispatched to different regions in China has not been reduced. According to multiple business managers with North Korea-facing operations, there are 20,000 North Korean laborers in Dandong, 2,000 in Tumen, and 2,000 in Hunchun.  The Chinese authorities can not interfere with the Chinese businesses who have legally hired North Korean laborers. As businesses are legally allowed to hire the cheap workers for up to three years at a time, they are quite pleased.“In most cases, the workers take a three-year contract and stick with it. They tend to work hard. Business owners who prefer stability perceive that as a positive sign. So the North Korean laborers are popular. These days, the cost of labor for Chinese workers continues to climb, which makes the alternative choice of hiring a North Korean that much easier to make,” the Dandong textiles factory manager explained.According to a source in Yanju, North Koreans who wish to come and work legally in China must receive a health examination from China’s Board of Health. “The examination center is packed with dozens of North Koreans hoping to pass the inspection,” she said. “The amount who pass on a monthly basis is in the hundreds. The laborers just keep coming.” *This article has been brought to you with support from the Korea Press Foundation. Although U.N. sanctions have become more strict, the number of Chinese factories looking to save costs by hiring North Korean laborers is on the rise. In clockwise order from the top left: 1) A textile factory in the Yanji region, 2) A different textile factory in Tumen, and 3) the Tumen City University Student Foundation. All three worksites employ North Korean workers. North Korean laborers subject to intense controls in China News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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UNESCO’s socio-architectural reconstruction project for Mosul

first_imgUNESCO’s socio-architectural reconstruction project for Mosul UNESCO, the Government of Iraq and the Ministry of Culture and Youth of United Arab Emirates, will present an exhibition on the ongoing project, Revive the Spirit of Mosul, to restore the ancient Iraqi city’s multicultural landmarks and way of life as a collateral event (side event) at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, which will be open to the public from 22 May to 21 November.Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates, and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, together with Dr. Saad Kambash, the President of Sunni Endowment of Iraq will open the exhibition on 21 May.Revive the spirit of Mosul exhibition presents the ancient city’s millennial tradition of peaceful co-existence and casts light on the resilience of diverse communities in the face of traumatic events. In doing so the exhibition reflects on the question posed by the 17th Biennial of Architecture, curated by Hashim Sarkis: How Will We Live Together? It showcases, chronologically, the narratives of the city’s recent history and projections for the future in four rooms dedicated to the themes of destruction, liberation, action and future, which features actions taken by UNESCO, notably the reconstruction of the Al-Nouri Mosque complex. The exhibition is curated and designed by 2050+ and produced and installed by ALTOFRAGILE.The reconstruction of the Al-Nouri Complex, an emblematic component of the Revive the Spirit of Mosul initiative, was the object of an architectural competition whose winning design and runner-ups were announced on 15 April at the National Museum in Baghdad.The reconstruction of Al-Nouri Mosque complex, a historical site that is part of Mosul’s fabric and history, marks a milestone in advancing the war-torn city’s reconciliation and social cohesion.Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-GeneralOver thousands of years, Mosul was a commercial, intellectual and cultural crossroads. Its very name, al mawsil, which in Arabic means link, junction, connector, encapsulates the idea of dialogue and diversity.Unity in diversity is central to the identity and spirit of Mosul. It is woven into the fabric of the city and is visible in its built heritage of shrines, churches, mosques, madrassas and cemeteries.When Mosul was occupied by extremists in July 2014, this fabric was ripped apart. Over 36 months, violent extremists destroyed around 80% of the urban landscape, including historic buildings like Al-Nouri Mosque, Al-Hadba Minaret and the churches of Al-Tahera and Al-Saa’a. Music was forbidden, bookshops and libraries were closed.In February 2018, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, launched “Revive the Spirit of Mosul,” one of the Organization’s largest operations in recent years. Central to this initiative is the project to rebuild Mosul’s historical landmarks. Funded by the United Arab Emirates, the $50 million project also aims to help revive the city’ cultural life and diversity. In synergy with this large-scale project, UNESCO is also rehabilitating a number of historic houses in the Old City of Mosul with the support of the European Union.More about the exhibitionMore about the competition for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al Nouri Complex in MosulRevive the Spirit of Mosul page /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:architecture, Baghdad, Central, dialogue, european, European Union, Exhibition, Government, identity, Iraq, Minister, Mosul, President, resilience, Unesco, Youthlast_img read more

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On the Road: Get ready for burnout night

first_img See More Videos Historic downtown High River, Alberta, has almost reached its new normal.Under water during the epic flood of 2013, the downtown area is approaching complete restoration. New water and sewer pipes are in place and fresh pavement has been rolled out on the streets. Sidewalks have been poured, and crews are working on the finishing details.The wraps should be about ready to come off when the River City Classics car club hosts its 14th annual High River Show and Shine this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Sept. 30 – Oct. 1: Horsepower at Spruce Meadows offers a fall Okotoks Collector Car Auction, swap meet and car show. Public entry fee is $20 including a bidder card and access to all events, 12 and under enter free, and parking is also free. On Friday the swap meet runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Auction previews run Friday evening and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., when the sale gets underway. The car show opens to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Visit enthusiastevents.com for more information, or call 403-938-4139. Trending Videos In 2014 while at a car show in Libby, Montana, Hamel and a small core of River City Classics members witnessed a burnout pad in action.“In Libby, they close down eight to 10 blocks of their Main Street and they were allowing burnouts from intersection to intersection,” Hamel said. “I got excited about the burnouts because so many car shows are simply static, you never get to see the vehicles perform like that in an environment where it’s acceptable.” Upon returning to High River, the group began talking about hosting something similar but almost immediately discounted the idea, thinking the town would never allow such an event.But they talked to Mayor Craig Snodgrass and he was receptive, so they put together a proposal to present to town council. After several meetings, a permit was granted for the group to operate a burnout event.“We’re a responsible group of High River business owners and car enthusiasts, and safety is paramount,” Hamel said. “This will be done in a safe and organized fashion.”A five-block section of Centre Street south will be lined with security fence to keep spectators from entering the “burnout zone.”Vehicles must be insured and have valid registration. Drivers pay a $20 fee to register for the burnout event (that also includes registration for the show and shine on Sunday) and the cars and trucks go through an inspection station. There, items including wheel lug nuts will be checked for tightness.Once deemed safe, three cars will be marshaled to one of three staging areas along Centre Street.“Car one does a smoke show, then car two and then car three,” Hamel said. “That gives the spectators plenty of opportunity to see a burnout in action, regardless of where they are along the five-block stretch.”During the burnout, vehicles are restricted to first gear only with a maximum 15-second duration.“We have a sense of responsibility to do this burnout night in a safe and orchestrated manner, and we feel honoured High River has allowed us to do this,” Hamel said.While burnout activity is happening in the south end of High River, an old-fashioned cruise night will be underway in the rejuvenated downtown core.Just like in American Graffiti, vintage vehicles will roam the streets. Many businesses will be open and vendors and food trucks will also be on hand.Plenty of other events occur in High River this weekend, too. On Friday night, Sept. 23, as part of the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival, there will be a hot air balloon “night glow” at 8 p.m. at Spitzee Elementary School.On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Museum of the Highwood hosts their ninth annual Historic Homes Tour, and the River City Classics club will have an era-appropriate car parked in front of each house.Sunday’s show and shine is open to spectators from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicle registration is $10 plus a food bank donation starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m. Visit rivercityclassics.ca for more information, or email [email protected]’S NEXT:Sept 23 – 25: Torch Motorcycles (914 Centre St. N.) Handbuilt Festival 2016 final weekend of events, including Motorcycle Film Festival screenings on Friday; vintage motorcycles from the CVMG and treats from Jelly Modern Doughnuts on Saturday; Final Farewell on Sunday with open house and fundraising for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in support of men’s health, also taking place the same day. Visit www.torchmotorcycles.com for more info about the Festival, or www.gentlemansride.com for news about the ride. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img RELATED TAGSCalgaryNewsAutomobile Journalists Association of CanadaAutomotive ShowsCars and Car DesignCDI InternationalCraig SnodgrassCulture and LifestyleGreg WilliamsMontanaOkotoksRoger HamelSpitzee Elementary SchoolUnited StatesWestern Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A car does a burnout at the First Alliance Church Show and Shine. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Just as the town has been renewed, there is a new feature to the car show. On Saturday night between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. the asphalt on Centre Street south will witness a burnout night – where vehicle owners rev up engines and spin tires in a display of power, smoke and noise.“The success of the car show has been phenomenal over the years, it has grown and grown,” said Roger Hamel, longtime member of the River City Classics group and owner of CDI International, a High River-based trucking company.The Sunday car show routinely draws well over 1,000 vehicles and more than 12,000 visitors from all over western Canada and the northwest United States. Regarding the addition of a burnout event, Hamel explained, “We held our show in 2013 after the flood, but some of us felt we needed to do something more, find something new to add to the car show and extend it into a weekend of events.”Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A car does a burnout at the First Alliance Church Show and Shine. 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BMW’s new Vision M Next Concept looks like a hybrid-electric M1 successor

first_img Trending Videos BMW exec trying to convince CEO to build a supercar Naturally, it features the latest autonomous capability—the iNext will include a Level 3 autonomous capability, so expect more of the Vision M Next.The Vision M has two core driving modes, Ease and Boost. Ease is where the riders take a back seat and let the Vision M Next to do the driving. Pieter Nota, the board member responsible for customers, brands and service, said future BMW models will continue to have a steering wheel. This is needed to support the Boost mode. It takes the plug-in hybrid powertrain and turns it over to the driver.And a serious drive it promises to be. The Power PHEV drive system gives the driver a choice between an electric all-wheel drive setup or a rear-wheel drive setup with either all-electric or turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine motivators.RELATED advertisement Asked what the likelihood of a Vision M Next-inspired production car might be, Nota was non-committal. However, he did not rule it out. It does make sense, as the concept takes the current i8 and ramps it up in all areas so it would seem like a natural fit for the future. ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Eventually, the M performance division will also be turning to electrification. That future was revealed late June in the form of the Vision M Next Concept. It is set to be the first to marry the performance M badge with a hybrid powertrain.It’s a radical-looking vehicle with i8-like scissor doors and laser-wire technology for both the headlights and taillights. It also uses facial recognition technology to unlock the car as the driver approaches.Pressing the touch sensor on the scissor door sees it swing open to reveal a minimalist cabin—it blends a funky-looking interior with an F1-like steering wheel and truly neat gauge cluster. The drive modes are changed on the steering wheel like an F1 racer, while the key information like revs, speed, energy management and even the driver’s heart rate are incorporated into the multi-panel curved glass display. 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Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” BMW wants your EV to sound like a ‘Batman’ movieThe system twists out 600 horsepower and has a top speed of 300 kilometres an hour. The proof of the M side of its personality is found in the run from rest to 100 km/h—at three seconds, it will wow potential customers. On the other hand, it also offers an electric-only driving range of 100 kilometres. last_img read more

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Shore Hotel executive facing four felony charges

first_img How is it that this guy only served three months in jail for impersonating law officers and possessing/trafficking automatic weapons? HomeNewsCrimeShore Hotel executive facing four felony charges Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:19 amCrimeFeaturedNewsShore Hotel executive facing four felony chargesMadeleine Pauker1 year agoatavistdavid mark simpsonshore hotelsteve farzam The embattled chief operating officer of the Shore Hotel is facing four felony counts for trying to suppress a sexual misconduct lawsuit, according to court records.COO Steve Farzam was arrested in November and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on two counts of identity theft, attempting to dissuade a witness and counterfeiting a government seal. In March 2017, Farzam allegedly tried to prevent Lieber Hernandez, a former Shore Hotel employee who alleges Farzam sexually harassed her, from testifying against him and created a website that showed photographs of her and her family and a false criminal record, the Daily Journal reported in December.Farzam’s arraignment was continued to Mar. 6, a court spokesperson said.Farzam allegedly falsified a Los Angeles County Superior Court seal in February 2018 while trying to get Google to take down an expose of his past history of criminal behavior written by former Daily Press reporter David Mark Simpson for Atavist, an online journalism platform.Farzam has been convicted of impersonating a police officer, larceny and possession of an assault weapon, among other charges. He has been ordered to serve a cumulative eight years probation and 90 days in jail since 2005 for pretending to be an FBI officer and illegally possessing and trafficking automatic weapons.The Shore Hotel, which is owned by the Farzam family, faced a record $17.8 million Coastal Commission fine last month because the Farzams built the upscale hotel without a permit. The commission decided to allow the hotel to remain open after the Farzams offered to replace the moderately priced accommodations that were lost when the family illegally built the luxury [email protected] :atavistdavid mark simpsonshore hotelsteve farzamshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment noah says: February 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM Comments are closed. 1 Comment More than 40 Santa Monica restaurants to participate in dineL.A.BBB Holiday ServiceYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more

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Vodafone names head of new tower business

first_img Vodafone Group made its first appointment as part of a move to create one of Europe’s largest mobile tower companies, with executive Vivek Badrinath set to take the helm of the new business in early 2020.Badrinath (pictured, left) currently heads Vodafone’s Rest of World operations, a unit Vodafone said will be discontinued as part of a broader move to simplify its group management structure. He is due to take on the new position on 1 April, around a month before the new TowerCo is set to open for business.In a statement, Vodafone noted it currently operates around 61,700 towers across ten European countries including Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. It announced plans for the spin-off in July, estimating at the time the business could generate annual revenue of around €1.7 billion and EBITDA of €900 million.CEO Nick Read highlighted Badrinath’s depth of experience in the telecoms and technology industries. Prior to heading up Vodafone’s Rest of World unit he spent time as a deputy CEO at Orange and a role with the same title at hospitality business AccorHotels.Read explained Vodafone believes “there is significant scope to generate operational efficiencies and increase tenancy ratios” through TowerCo.ReshuffleVodafone also announced Shameel Joosub, current CEO of subsidiary Vodacom (pictured, right), would join the group’s executive team on 1 April as part of the reshuffle.Joosub’s resume includes spells as CEO of Vodafone Spain and MD of Vodacom South Africa, and Read expects the appointment to “streamline the management of our business”, while also reflecting “the significance of Vodacom within the group”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleEricsson outlines US 5G challengesNext ArticleRussia challenges hit Veon earnings Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Home Vodafone names head of new tower business Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 NOV 2019 Tags Vivek BadrinathVodafone Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Manny Pham Relatedlast_img read more

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