Wynn leaders questioned about response to misconduct claims

BOSTON — Massachusetts gambling regulators are questioning Wynn Resorts leaders about what they knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.The state’s gaming commission is resuming its questioning of new CEO Matt Maddox on Thursday. Maddox is a close confidant of company founder Steve Wynn. It’s also expected to question Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine Wynn, who is a major shareholder.It’s the third and potentially final day of public hearings as regulators weigh whether the company is still suitable to hold a state casino license. A written decision is expected later and has implications for Encore Boston Harbor, the Boston-area resort the company hopes to open in June.The commission received a 200-page investigative report Tuesday that concluded company executives concealed allegations against Steve Wynn. He has denied the allegations.The Associated Press read more

UKs Cameron defends financial arrangements

by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2016 6:47 am MDT Last Updated Apr 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron fought back Monday after days of criticism over his finances, lashing out at what he called hurtful and untrue claims about his late father’s investments sparked by leaked details about the offshore accounts of the rich and famous.Trying to restore his government’s shaken reputation, Cameron insisted that “aspiration and wealth creation are not somehow dirty words” and said Britain was acting to stop evasion in its overseas tax havens.Cameron has been under mounting pressure since his father, Ian Cameron, was identified as a client of a Panamanian law firm that specializes in helping the wealthy reduce their tax burdens. The prime minister initially refused to say whether he had a stake in Blairmore Holdings, an offshore firm established by his father, before acknowledging he had sold his shares in it shortly before he was elected in 2010.“I accept all of the criticisms for not responding more quickly to these issues last week,” Cameron told lawmakers in the House of Commons. “But as I said, I was angry about the way my father’s memory was being traduced.”Cameron said his father had set up an investment fund overseas so it could trade in dollar securities — “an entirely standard practice and it is not to avoid tax.” He said millions of Britons had investments in such funds through their workplace pensions.Cameron said “there have been some deeply hurtful and profoundly untrue allegations made against my father,” who died in 2010.Revelations about the Cameron family finances — found among more than 11 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca — have overshadowed the government’s claim that it is committed to closing tax loopholes.Cameron has championed greater financial transparency, and is due to host an international anti-corruption summit in London next month.A law requiring British companies to disclose who really benefits from their ownership comes into force in June. Cameron said Monday that Britain’s Crown dependencies and overseas territories — including such tax havens as Jersey and the British Virgin Islands — had also agreed to share beneficial ownership information with U.K. law-enforcement bodies.The prime minister, a former PR man with a reputation for sharp political intuition, appeared to be caught off-guard by the tax furor. His office initially insisted that his financial arrangements were private, before acknowledging that Cameron and his wife had sold some 30,000 pounds ($44,000) in shares in the offshore fund shortly before he became prime minister in 2010, to avoid any potential conflict of interest.Finally, on Sunday Cameron published a summary of his tax returns since 2009, becoming the first British leader to do so. The records appear to show that Cameron paid his full share of tax — 75,898 pounds on taxable income of 200,307 pounds in the most recent tax year.But the document also generated a new round of headlines over a 200,000 pound gift from his mother on which Cameron — legally — paid no tax.Cameron said publishing his tax information had been “unprecedented.” He said others who aspired to be prime minister or control the country’s finances should follow suit. But he said extending compulsory tax disclosure to all lawmakers would be “a very big step,” and one he did not recommend.Treasury chief George Osborne and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn both published details of their own tax returns Monday. So did London Mayor Boris Johnson, revealed to have paid almost 1 million pounds in tax over the last four years.The tax spat could have repercussions for Britain’s June 23 referendum on European Union membership. Cameron is the leading proponent staying in the EU, and anything that tarnishes his brand could undermine that campaign.In Britain, the Panama Papers sparked a furor shot through with the national obsessions of privilege and class.Labour leader Corbyn said Cameron did not “fully appreciate the anger that is out there” about tax evasion. But Conservative lawmaker Alan Duncan accused the prime minister’s critics of hating “anyone who’s even got a hint of wealth in their life.”Veteran Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner called Cameron a divisive leader, referring to him as “dodgy Dave.”That was an adjective too far for Commons Speaker John Bercow, who asked Skinner to withdraw the insult or be ejected from the chamber.“I still refer to him as dodgy Dave. Do what you like,” Skinner said, before leaving to calls of “bye, bye” from Conservative lawmakers. UK’s Cameron defends financial arrangements In this image taken from House of Commons TV, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the House of Commons over his personal finances, in London, Monday, April 11, 2016, with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, right, and senior Conservative Member of Parliament Chris Grayling, left. Under mounting pressure to reveal his financial background after days of damaging headlines, Cameron is trying to restore his government’s shaken reputation for competence with a statement in the House of Commons. (House of Commons TV / PA via AP) House of Commons logo bottom right from source. read more

New light fixtures net Brock an Energy Excellence award

Cassie Kelly shows off the latest award from Horizon Utilities that Brock has received for its greening efforts. Last month, the University received an Energy Excellence Award for installing new, energy efficient light fixtures. Brock red? How about Brock green?It’s not a stretch thanks to the University’s greening efforts, which recently netted a Horizon Utilities Energy Excellence Award for demonstrating a commitment to reducing demand for electricity and becoming more energy efficient.The accolades were for Brock’s ongoing lighting conversion, in which 6,000 new energy efficient fluorescent lights were installed in 15 buildings on campus. The efforts earned Brock a shiny plaque and a cheque for almost $100,000 from Horizon toward the $250,000 project, which is being managed by Dave Balasiak.“It’s great. It reinforces what we’re doing and it’s nice to be recognized,” said Cassie Kelly, director of Maintenance and Operations. “It’s $100,000 of free money. To us, that’s a lot of money, especially knowing we’re going to have even more in energy savings.”The new fixtures will use 25 per cent less energy than the old ones and come with a two-year payback. They’ll shave about $150,000 a year off the University’s energy bills.“It’s a better quality of light and it is brighter,” Kelly said about the new fixtures. “We’re quite excited to implement energy saving measures.”And those measures won’t stop there. In addition to completing seven more buildings in the next phase, other projects on Facilities Management’s to-do list include improving the energy consumption of the University’s co-generation power plant.Tweaks over the last year have already been done to reduce the plant’s natural gas consumption by about four per cent. But the University is applying to both Horizon and Enbridge for grants to make improvements bettering that, Kelly said.Meters to gauge power consumption patterns will also be installed.The moves to a more eco-friendly way of doing things at Brock will also help the University reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the target of reducing consumption by 20 per cent over the next 10 years. read more

Football Ohio States newlook linebacking corps dominates Michigan State

Ohio State senior linebacker Chris Worley (35) sacks in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s struggling group of linebackers entered Saturday’s game against Michigan State battered.Ohio State announced Saturday morning that neither Jerome Baker nor Dante Booker would be available for the game against the Spartans due to undisclosed injuries.As a result of the injuries, the Buckeyes broke out a new starting trio of linebackers with Malik Harrison and Chris Worley playing outside and Tuf Borland manning the middle linebacker position.The new corps not only filled in well for the absent starters. It thrived. Borland led the team with 11 total tackles including two for a loss, while Harrison and Worley finished third with six and fourth with five, respectively. Each one of the three recorded a sack.After the game, head coach Urban Meyer said it was “awful” to have to quickly prepare for the loss of two starters, but had nothing but praise for linebackers coach Bill Davis and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano for preparing the new group on such short notice.“There was a little anxiety because you had to start moving guys around at that position, and Keandre [Jones] is not full speed either,” Meyer said. “So that’s a really nice job by Worley and Malik Harrison. Tough to play the way they did. But very good week of practice.”Though this was the first time this trio lined up on the field in that formation, it was not necessarily foreign to them. Last season, Worley played outside linebacker before transitioning to the middle this year. And while Worley was injured for several games earlier this year, Borland filled in admirably for the captain up the middle. Harrison had seen the bulk of his experience at special teams.The versatility of Worley was a major factor in Ohio State’s ability to absorb the injuries to the two linebackers. Safety Damon Webb said he believes Worley is capable of playing each linebacker position.“Last year he played [strong-side linebacker], had a good year. [Middle linebacker] this year, [weak-side linebacker] this game,” Webb said. “Chris can definitely play all the linebacker positions.”The members of the linebacking unit were not necessarily heading into this game completely caught off guard by the lineup changes. Harrison said after the game that he was aware he would need to start during the middle of the week, and so the unit had time to prepare with the new-look lineup.But right out of the gate, the unit looked shaky, as one might expect. Michigan State running back L.J. Scott rushed for 20 yards on the second offensive play of the game. And though two plays later Harrison collected his first collegiate sack, Spartan quarterback Brian Lewerke scrambled for 16 yards up the middle, evading tackles from several linebackers before being brought down two yards shy of the first-down marker on a third-and-18. “We just made little mistakes,” Harrison said about that first drive. “After that first drive when they got that 20-yard run, we just made adjustments and fixed it right there.”After that drive, the linebackers and the rest of the defense tightened up. The Buckeyes allowed 27 yards on nine plays that drive. The next five drives, Michigan State gained only 5 yards on 18 plays. The rest of the game was much of the same. The Buckeyes’ stifled the Spartans’ offensive efforts throughout the game, and the linebackers’ play was one of the reasons Michigan State’s offensive effort was futile. The ability to stop the run proved crucial to Ohio State’s success. The Spartans combined for 64 yards on 34 rushing attempts, including two carries for 20 yards each and a 16-yard rush. Though a large portion of the credit is owed to the defensive line of the Buckeyes, Webb said the performance of Borland at middle linebacker helped shut down the rushing efforts.“He’s a run-stopper,” Webb said. “That’s what he does. He fills the gap. He fills the hole. He’s not scared.”The overall success of the new grouping of linebackers puts Meyer and the rest of the coaching staff in a challenging position moving forward. Baker and Booker were the starters to begin the season, but the inconsistency of the grouping prior to this week against mobile quarterbacks and tight ends shined a negative light on the group.The line of Borland, Harrison and Worley did its job, and did it better than any group of linebackers has performed this season against one of Ohio State’s toughest opponents. The pair of injuries might have initially provided Meyer and his team with anxiety as to how the group would play against the Spartans. Instead, it opened up a window for a potential position battle in the lineup. read more

Middle classes have become obsessed with stained glass and church pews rather

Chancellor June Rodgers said: “Artistic heritage, on occasions, can appear to become a professional middle class substitute for religious observance or belief.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Instead they wanted a “flexible hospitable space, without pews, that could host banquets, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, a cafe or a temporary night shelter”.The decision comes amid a wider nationwide debate about the purpose of church buildings with reformist efforts in the Church of England frequently clashing with conservation groups.Bath Abbey won a case against The Victorian Society last year allowing it to proceed with a £19.3 million project to remove the pews and restore a collapsing floor so it could host art exhibitions and cake stalls.The case set a wider precedent for consistory courts to approve renovation plans so churches could host community events and homeless shelters.The Victorian Society were also the most entrenched objectors to the changes at St Phillip and St James.The charity described it a building “in peril” and James Hughes, senior conservation adviser, denied it was a question of “middle-class objectors”.”Most of the main heritage bodies have released some quite significant concerns with this project,” he told the Daily Telegraph.”What is most concerning for us is the judgement doesn’t really address the issue of need and necessity.”The parish doesn’t lay out why such controversial, intrusive and ultimately harmful proposals are needed,” he added. Chancellor June Rodgers said: “Artistic heritage, on occasions, can appear to become a professional middle class substitute for religious observance or belief.”Credit:Charlotte Graham Middle-class churchgoers are obsessed with pews and heritage at the expense of religious belief, a Church of England judge has said.Ruling that a Victorian church could remove its pews as part of a £2 million overhaul,  the Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester said the plans had been blocked by “architectural purists” who cared more about the appearance of the church than its religious purpose.The congregation of St Philip and St James in Cheltenham had been forced into a 17-year battle with conservationists over plans to build glass “pods” for meeting rooms and install underfloocr heating.Chancellor June Rodgers warned that the congregation’s wishes were being blocked by “professional objectors” who “can be indifferent to the actual use of a church” but who are “besotted with the purity/rareness/example of a particular architect”.“Artistic heritage, on occasions, can appear to become [a] professional middle class substitute for religious observance or belief,” she said in her ruling.“Actually much of what is being proposed is fairly non-controversial, save, perhaps, to architectural purists.” One of the Stained glass windows at Canterbury Cathedral that have been restored  “Any harm to a building of grade 2 listed status should only be allowed in exceptional circumstances and it is not clear to us what about this case is exceptional.” One of the Stained glass windows at Canterbury Cathedral that have been restored Credit: Paul Grover Parishioners supporting the changes argued “that pews have stolen the Church of England from the people of England, creating often empty spaces and a requirement for church halls”.   The Rev Nick Davies, priest in charge of St Philip and St James, expressed frustration that the case had consumed the tenures of his four predecessors.“We are the ones who live in this community. We are the ones who have a vision for the future and we are the ones who pay the bills,” he told the Daily Telegraph.“It is difficult when outside organisations who have none of those relationships seek to undermine those who have a vision for a sustainable future.”He added: “There is a danger that conservation organisations can end up undermining the very thing that they are working toward which is opening up access to these building.” read more

Truco products for dredge mining at Moma mineral sands in Mozambique

first_imgTransvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has been awarded a contract to supply UV stabilised linear low-density polyethylene (LLDP) floats to the value of R1.6 million to the Moma mineral sands project in Mozambique. The floats comprise two sections bound together by stainless steel strapping. They can be fitted easily on site, replaced and reused. As they are manufactured from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDP), they are UV-resistant and resilient.Mining at Moma is by dredging in an artificial mining pond, with concentration of the heavy minerals in a floating wet concentrator plant (WCP) to produce a heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) which is pumped to a minerals separation plant (MSP) for further processing. The MSP separates and upgrades the HMC into the final products, ilmenite, rutile and zircon.According to Ashley Rabie, Projects Manager, Truco, the contract came about as a result of close co-operation between the company’s projects division and engineers involved in the project. “Truco has been involved with the project since the pre-feasibility stage in 2004. We worked closely with engineers analysing the project specifications and requirements and advising on which products were best suited. Truco also offers an extensive after-sales service which enables us to work with the engineers to find solutions to any problems they may be having or advise on additional requirements.”Rabie notes that the combination of Truco’s quality products and expertise in the industry ensures that the client receives the best solution. “An example of this would be the installation in Richards Bay where we also supplied our patented hose floats to support a dewatering hose system in a dredging application.”These particular floats were developed in response to customer demand. Similar floats were being imported but lead times and exchange rate fluctuations were unfavourable. Truco has a reference site in Namibia where two similar float lines were supplied to a diamond mine.last_img read more

ALEX DUJSHEBAEVS NIGHT PGE Vive Kielce win in Montpellier

Montpellier handballPGE Vive Kielce PGE Vive Kielce will have important role at current season of the EHF Champions League according to last two performance of Talant Dujshebaev’s team. After spectacular turnover against Rhein Neckar Lowen in front of home fans, Polish champions took points in Montpellier against the reigning EHF CL winners.Outstanding 60 minutes had Alex Dujshebaev with 10 goals from 11 shots, but also his team-mate on the goal line Vladimir Cupara with 14 saves.Montpellier HB – PGE VIVE Kielce 26:29 (14:16)Montpellier HB: Gerard, Portner – Afgour, Bingo, Bonnefond 1, Bos, Causse, Faustin, Grebille 2, Porte 4, Richardson 6, Shebib 2, Soussi 5, Villeminot 4, Kavticnik 1, Pettersson 1PGE VIVE: Cupara Ivić – Jurecki 1, Aguinagalde 2, Jachlewski 2, Janc 5, Lijewski, Moryto 1, Cindrić 2, Fernandez 3, D. Dujshebaev, Karalek 3, A. Dujshebaev 10Standings: 7.Montpellier300373:820 5.Meshkov Brest320185:864 4.Vive Kielce320191:874 3.Rhein-Neckar3201100:964 ← Previous Story BALKAN TRAUMA DOESN’T END: RK Celje PL beat SG Flensburg Next Story → Pick Szeged tight win in Ukraine 2.Barcelona3201109:884 8.Kristianstad300380:1090 1.Vardar330087:746 6.Telekom Veszprem310282:852 read more

OGara tipped return to Munster after coaching Racing Metro and Sexton

first_imgGoing abroad is probably the way to go, especially with the way the Irish coaching scene has gone. If you learn your trade somewhere else and work with some top-class players and coaches, your stock goes up. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him back at Munster, in some capacity, in a few years.”Speaking to TheScore.ie last week, Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray declared, “It would be great to see [O’Gara] come back to Munster and maybe take a coaching role there in a few years’ time.”“Ronan and Jonny are two very professional guys,” Horan added, “and they are going to bring a lot to Racing. The two of them, together, will raise the bar at a club like Racing Metro that have big ambitions but have not always followed it through on the field. They are bringing a huge amount to the club.”Paulie the lionheartHoran, who will undertake a coaching course over the summer, finishes up with the province this week after the final Munster training sessions. Six of his Munster colleagues, including newly named captain Peter O’Mahony, travel with Ireland on their North American tour while Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray are away on Lions duty.“There are not that many miles on the clock for O’Connell this season,” said Horan, referring to the lock’s successful return from back surgery on New Year’s Eve. He commented:The Lions will be the ultimate test for him and he’ll be a lot fresher having just returned in April. The guy is in good shape – he works so hard and stays so fit. I can see him still playing for another couple of years.From a selfish, Munster point of view, I hope he comes back from Australia in one piece. It is important, for the stability of the team, that senior players like Paul and Donncha O’Callaghan can stick around for another while.”Paul O’Connell is on his third Lions Tour. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)“The Munster team that won the Heineken Cups grew up together,” he added. “It happened very naturally that way but now we’re all going out together.I remember when I was starting, there were retirements too and Gaillimh (Mick Galwey) and Claw (Peter Clohessy) were the only two left. When they eventually retired it was only the two of them but Munster have had five or six guys leaving and that will always be difficult to replace.They showed against Clermont that they can compete against the top sides. Losing the game, in the manner they did, will probably stand to them more in the long run than if they had won.”*Marcus Horan is an active board-member with the Limerick Learning Hub.12 years on: O’Driscoll keen to make up for ‘missed opportunity’ in OzPádraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and lots of sports stars send good wishes to Lions RONAN O’GARA FIRST broached the subject of his playing retirement with Marcus Horan in early April.On 11 April, Horan announced that 2012/13 would be his final season with Munster following a career that saw him win a Grand Slam, two Heineken Cups and become his province’s most-capped forward.O’Gara shared many of those accolades with the looshead prop and, as his side’s number one outhalf for 13 seasons, is far and away Munster’s top points scorer in history. The Corkman is moving to Paris this summer and will take up a youth and backs coaching role with Racing Metro, who secured the kicking services of Jonny Sexton earlier this year.Horan reveals that, although they were yet to be set in stone, O’Gara let him on his retirement plans before Munster’s narrow Heineken Cup semi-final loss to Clermont Auvergne.He told TheScore.ie, “I knew he was going to go for it after the Clermont game. He was planning it for the last number of weeks; he told me when I let him know I would be retiring. He didn’t want to say anything until he got something solid in place.last_img read more

Canada begins extradition process of Huawei chief to US

first_img Share59 Tweet Email1 By AFP Short URL Friday 1 Mar 2019, 7:16 PM Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou Source: DARRYL DYCKCANADA HAS BEGUN the process of extraditing Huawei chief executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States.Meng was arrested in Canada in December following a US extradition request. The US wants the Huawei chief financial officer to stand trial for fraud and alleged violations of sanctions against Iran.The US alleges that between 2007 and 2017, Meng, Huawei and its subsidiaries sought to mask their business with Iran in violation of US and United Nations sanctions on the country.Meng in particular “repeatedly lied” to bankers about the relationships between the companies, especially with Skycom, a Huawei affiliate in Iran, according to the charges.That violated US laws, the Justice Department has said, because the Iran business involved US-dollar transactions processed by banks through the United States.Huawei and the affiliates also lied to US authorities, obstructing the investigation, they said. China has called for the US to drop its warrant against Meng and for Canada to release her.The Canadian court must make the final decision in whether or Meng’s extradition to the US can proceed. In a statement today, the Canadian Department of Justice said that “officials issued an Authority to Proceed, formally commencing an extradition process in the case of Ms. Meng Wanzhou”. – © AFP 2019   22 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4520335 Canada begins extradition process of Huawei chief to US Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December following a US extradition request. Mar 1st 2019, 7:16 PM 16,901 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Scotlands manager disappointed at James McArthur absence

first_imgThe Crystal Palace midfielder has ruled himself out of the national team for the matches against Belgium and AlbaniaCrystal Palace James McArthur has chosen not to play with the Scotland national team for the next two matches.Scotland will play a friendly match against Belgium and then will open the first season of the UEFA Nations League against Albania.The 30-year-old says he wants to rest a back problem during the international break.And the Scottish national team boss, Alex McLeish is disappointed at his absence.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“I like James, I think he’s a terrific player, and it’s disappointing not to have him but he has some issues in his body,” he said according to Sport BT.“You hear a lot of players saying that when they get to a certain age, they know exactly what they need in terms of their fitness, and he has had some issues with his back, and he felt at the moment he can’t combine international football with the task of playing in the Premier League and cup games for Crystal Palace. So he has put his club first. They are the people who pay his wages.”“It’s disappointing to lose him but it’s his personal decision. He has not said he has hung up his boots for Scotland but that’s the way he feels at the moment,” he added.“He hasn’t put any date on it. He has just signed a new contract with Crystal Palace.”last_img read more

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

first_imgSix people were killed in separate road crashes in Chapainawabganj, Chattogram and Cumilla districts on Tuesday, reports UNB.In Chapainawabganj, two motorcyclists — Mizanur Rahman, son of Jalal Uddin, and Moshiur Rahman, son of Salauddin of Kolail Diyar area of Gomastapur upazila — were killed when a truck rammed their bike in Kolyanpur area of the district town in the morning.Sub-inspector Golam Mostafa of Sadar police station said the motorcycle tumbled while overtaking a pickup van around 8:30am. Soon, the truck smashed the bike, leaving the duo dead on the spot.In Chattogram, two passengers of an auto-rickshaw were killed when it turned turtle after being rammed by a lorry at EPZ intersection early in the morning.One of the deceased was identified as Raju Miah, said assistant sub-inspector Md Alauddin Talukder of Chattogram Medical College Hospital police outpost.In Cumilla, two fruit traders were killed when a pick-up plunged into a ditch by Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Putia of Daudkandi upazila around 5:00pm.One of the deceased was identified as Jashim Uddin, son of Henu Mia of Titash upazila.Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Iliatganj highway police camp, said the fruit-laden pick-up from Chattogram plunged into the ditch as its driver lost control over the steering while heading towards Batakandi Bazar, leaving two traders killed on the spot.last_img read more

OJ Simpson says Life is Fine After Prison

first_imgBy LINDA DEUTSCH Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after the grisly killings that transformed him from Hall of Fame football hero to murder suspect, 71-year-old O.J. Simpson says he is happy and healthy living in Las Vegas, plays golf nearly every day and stays in touch with his children.“Life is fine,” Simpson recently told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home.This photo provided by Didier J. Fabien shows O.J. Simpson in the garden of his Las Vegas area home on Monday, June 3, 2019. After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation’s most notorious murder cases, Simpson says his life now is fine. (Didier J. Fabien via AP)He added that neither he nor his children want to talk about June 12, 1994, the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death. Simpson was ultimately acquitted of the crime in what came to be known as “The Trial of the Century.”“We don’t need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives,” he said as Wednesday’s anniversary of the killings approached. “The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no negative zone.’ We focus on the positives.”Relatives of the two victims are disgusted Simpson is able to live the way he does while their loved ones had their lives cut short so tragically.“I don’t suffocate in my grief,” Goldman’s sister, Kim, told the AP in an interview. “But every milestone that my kid hits, every milestone that I hit, you know, those are just reminders of what I’m not able to share with my brother and what he is missing out on.”She wonders if Simpson is following conditions of his parole.“Yeah, I hear he’s living the life of Riley out there in Las Vegas, being treated like a king,” Goldman said sarcastically. But she added she rarely thinks of him unless someone brings up his name.Nicole Brown Simpson’s sisters Tanya and Denise did not respond to email or phone messages.Ron Goldman, then 25, was returning a pair of sunglasses that Nicole Brown Simpson’s mother had left at a restaurant where he worked when he and Simpson’s ex-wife were stabbed and slashed dozens of times. Simpson’s televised trial lasted nearly a year and became a national obsession, fraught with issues of racism, police misconduct, celebrity and domestic violence.Represented by a legal “Dream Team” that included Johnnie Cochran Jr. and F. Lee Bailey, he was acquitted by a jury in 1995 in a verdict that split the country along racial lines, with many white Americans believing he got away with murder and many black people considering him innocent.He has continued to declare his innocence. The murder case is officially listed as unsolved.The victims’ families subsequently filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 he was ordered to pay $33.5 million for the wrongful deaths of the two victims. Some of his property was seized and auctioned, but most of the judgment has not been paid.He later served nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room. He insisted his conviction and sentence were unfair but said: “I believe in the legal system and I honored it. I served my time.”For a man who once lived for the spotlight , Simpson has generally kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017.The knees that helped him run to football glory at the University of Southern California and with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills have been replaced, and he recently had Lasik surgery on his eyes.His parole officer has given him permission to take short trips, including to Florida, where his two younger children, Justin and Sydney, have built careers in real estate. His older daughter, Arnelle, lives with him much of the time.He also visited relatives in Louisiana, he said, and spoke to a group of black judges and prosecutors in New Orleans.After he got out of prison in Nevada, many expected him to return to Florida, where he had lived for several years. But friends in Las Vegas persuaded him to stay there.“The town has been good to me,” Simpson said. “Everybody I meet seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here.”A month after his release, an outing to a steakhouse and lounge off the Las Vegas Strip ended in a dispute. Simpson was ordered off the property and barred from returning. No such problems have occurred since, and Simpson is among the most sought-after figures in town for selfies with those who encounter him at restaurants or athletic events he attends occasionally.But the glamor of his early life is just a memory. After his football career, Simpson became a commercial pitchman, actor and football commentator. Once a multimillionaire, most of his fortune was spent defending himself from the murder charges.Simpson declined to discuss his finances other than to say he lives on pensions.To coincide with Wednesday’s anniversary, Kim Goldman will launch a 10-week podcast, “Confronting: O.J. Simpson,” in which she will interview her brother’s friends, the detective who investigated the killings, attorneys for the defense and prosecution, and two of the 12 jurors who acquitted Simpson.She will continue to make the case that Simpson was guilty.___Linda Deutsch is a retired special correspondent for The Associated Press. She covered all of Simpson’s legal cases during her 48-year career as a Los Angeles-based trial reporter. Associated Press Writer John Rogers contributed to this story.last_img read more

Rotten Tomatoes Changes Rating Rules After Captain Marvel Troll Attacks

first_img Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week Rotten Tomatoes just made major changes to its audience rating system protocol. Fans will no longer be allowed to post reviews or leave comments before films and TV shows are released, due to recent trolling attacks on some movies, including Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Star Wars: Episode IX.On Monday, Rotten Tomatoes announced new audience rating rules in a blog post. These changes are in line with one of its goals, which is to, “More accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors.” By tweaking its audience rating system, Rotten Tomatoes aims to reduce troll attacks and “non-constructive input” on movies and TV shows.Rotten Tomatoes will no longer show audience “want to see” scores or comments on a film before it is released.FINALLY https://t.co/omWEi9axbk— Lauren Galaxy (@LaurenGallaway) February 26, 2019In the press release, Rotten Tomatoes said it will no longer show the “Want to See” percentage score for movies and TV shows during their pre-release periods. It’s altering this feature because of confusion between the “Want to See” percentage score and the “Audience Score” percentage number. The “Audience Score” percentage, is the percentage of all users who’ve rated a film or TV show with a positive star rating of 3.5 or higher, and it’s only revealed when a film or TV show is released. Meanwhile, the “Want to See” percentage score measured how much fans were interested in seeing an upcoming movie or TV show.Rotten Tomatoes’ new audience rating system template. (Photo Credit: Rotten Tomatoes)Now, Rotten Tomatoes users will see a different format on the top of movie and TV show pages once they’re released to the public. It will include a “Critics Consensus,” an “Audience Score” percentage, and a “Tomatometer” percentage.Additionally, Rotten Tomatoes is disabling comments before film and TV show release dates. The website indicated that it’s seen an “uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling,” which it said wasn’t good for its general visitors. Polygon noted that there have been multiple review bombing efforts in audience ratings of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and other sci-fi flicks on the website. Rotten Tomatoes turned off the feature, however, fans will have the opportunity to leave comments and user ratings once movies and TV shows are released.Visit Rotten Tomatoes’ website for the full breakdown on its audience rating system changes.More on Geek.com:‘Star Wars: Always’ Trailer is Topher Grace’s Moving MontageKickstarter Deletes Campaign to Digitally Remove Rat From ‘The Departed’ New ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Teases Hard-Boiled Hero Stay on targetlast_img read more

Iran Through Lens

first_imgAn exhibition of photographs on Iran – architecture, people and landscapes by Dr Aziz Mahdi, will be organised at India International Centre. The exhibition titled ‘Rowzaneh: Iran Through my Lens’, will be on display at the Annexe Art Gallery, IIC from July 24 – 30. When: July 24 – 30 Where: India International Centre Timings: 11:00 am – 7:00 pmlast_img

Are Millennials too Reliant on Technology to Fund Their Future

first_img Free flow of information has been one of the major tenets of the Internet since we were all dialing up with AOL discs we grabbed from Circuit City counters. Now our job for 2016 is to make sure we keep that spread of education going in the financial sector. Giving people tools is great. Teaching them how to use them and how they work is even better.Let’s face it — millennials are in for a tough road ahead.Wages have been stagnant for years. Student loan debts are at an all time high: the amount of federal student loans in default has grown 25 percent over the past two years, standing now at $115 billion. Millennials are taking longer to hit the “milestones” of adulthood: young people are waiting longer to get married, buy a home, and have kids than their own parents did.It’s not like millennials are necessarily facing challenges that other groups aren’t. After all, Baby Boomers aren’t getting huge raises every year. But millennials are coming into the workforce fresh out of a recession and without any previous knowledge or experience to really know what they’re doing.Related: How to Motivate Millennials, By MillennialsWhat they do have is more technology at their fingertips than ever. But is access to online financial tools making millennials any better with money?Quick, what’s the most-used app on your phone? Facebook? Snapchat? What if it was Mint, or any one of these daily budgeting apps? Or Acorns, which automatically invests your spare change? Or Digit? Maybe some day it will be. Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile, millennials have grown up with the ability to track their finances at any time.Or ignore them all the time.There’s no need to know what you’re investing in when money can be pulled automatically in discreet-enough amounts that it’s practically unnoticeable. Paychecks are deposited into a bank account and divvied up to pay monthly Netflix bills and other expenses. Even tech that isn’t explicitly finance-related is playing a role in this. Uber is great because it’s so easy to use. You don’t have to pull out a credit card, nevermind real, physical money. You can take a ride without ever knowing how much it costs.It’s a trend that’s leading to millennials being unattentive with their money at worst and irresponsible with it at best. That’s right: we’re making money too easy to handle.Related: 5 Ways Millennials Are Like No Generation Before ThemA majority of millennials have less than $1,000 in savings. Doesn’t sound great, does it? Millennials are saving more than almost every other demographic, but just because the saving rates of other groups are bad doesn’t mean that millennial saving is good  it’s just not as bad. This could be a result of the tools they’re using; putting money away automatically — doesn’t help you learn the nuances of investing, but you end up with money saved either way.There’s evidence that millennials are undereducated about insurance, too. According to a Life Happens survey, younger consumers are the most likely group to overestimate the cost of a 20-year term life insurance policy. Perhaps not coincidentally, they’re also the most underinsured demographic, with only 30 percent of 25 year olds having life insurance and just over half of 25 to 44 year olds having it, compared to around two-thirds of older demographics. And when you consider the fact that the average cost of a $500,000, 20-year term life insurance policy for a 30 year old non-smoking male is only around $27 a month, that’s a lot of protection for little cost that’s being missed because of some unnecessary misinformation.What’s the fallback for this lack of protection? More technology. Look at crowdfunding site GoFundMe — three of the top eight most common funding categories are Medical, Emergencies, and Memorials (covering things like burials and other final expenses). Clearly there are some situations that can’t be accounted for, but most of these categories are afforded some level of protection with insurance. The proper level of insurance coverage and a better financial foundation means fewer people would have to rely on the generosity of Internet strangers to pay their bills.Of course, every demographic overestimates the cost of life insurance, Americans as a whole have a lot of debt and few groups are particularly good with their money. And millennials are far from doomed. In fact, they might be in the best position to improve their finances — as long as they’re given the right tools.Related: Millennials ‘Are Great Problems to Have’At the risk of veering toward “get off my lawn” territory, staying on top of your money used to be a lot more involved back in the day. You had to crunch numbers, double-check transactions and do math. Was it hard work and tedious and confusing to balance a checkbook? Absolutely and those are the problems that technology should help solve. But in the process we’ve gotten rid of habits that made us understand what we were doing with our money and where it was going. We had to be diligent about those things. No one else was going to do it for us (and certainly not our phones). If we’re going to eliminate financial barriers, we need to figure out a way to make access to education and resources just as seamless. The good news is it’s already starting.Part of credit card refinancer Payoff’s platform is tools like its Member Advocates, Lift budgeting program and resource center, so its users can walk away with more than just a loan. TradeKing has a dedicated Education Center. And PolicyGenius has how-to guides to teach consumers what to look for when insurance shopping. Buying insurance shouldn’t be hard and learning about it shouldn’t be, either.Free flow of information has been one of the major tenets of the Internet since we were all dialing up with AOL discs we grabbed from Circuit City counters. Now our job for 2016 is to make sure we keep that spread of education going in the financial sector. Giving people tools is great. Teaching them how to use them and how they work is even better. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 6 min read April 29, 2016 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Can the iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop Heres What 3 Pros Think

first_img Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Henry T. Casey, oncenter_img Apple really wants you to think of the iPad Pro as the device that will kill the laptop, but the Not-So-Little Tablet That Could might not be there yet. Sure, Apple’s blessed its latest iPad Pros with blindingly fast A12X processors, but iOS is still far from a fully fledged desktop-class operating system, thanks to some of the decisions Apple made to keep the slate safe and malware free.I’ve spent two days trying to rely on the new iPad Pro as my primary computer. And while I was able to write most of this article on the new 12.9-inch tablet, I hit some pretty substantial roadblocks. Here’s how the iPad Pro worked out as a laptop replacement for me, as well as for three professionals who use (or, at least, tried to use) Apple’s slate on a day-to-day basis.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ipad-pro-as-laptop-replacement?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Getting startedI intended to spend a whole workday using only the iPad, but I hit my first roadblock with my first task of the morning. All I needed to do was update our Best Kindles and E-Readers page, but multiple on-screen buttons that I needed in our web-based publishing system failed to appear in Safari, Chrome or Firefox Focus.Why the tablet’s browsers, which all run Apple’s own WebKit rendering engine, failed me was a mystery. Sure, the content management system (CMS) we use isn’t modern, but those buttons always appear when I use the web browser on any desktop operating system.And that one failure is just the tip of the iceberg. My job requires the use of browser plug-ins, and because iOS is made for browsing only in Apple’s approved way — without any plug-ins or extensions — my productivity would be handicapped using the iPad’s browsers.For my next assignment, I successfully composed a new article for Laptop Mag in Bear, my preferred text editor. But I couldn’t open the other CMS we use for publishing content to this website. Even though I was able to wrangle OpenVPN into connecting me to the VPN network we use for that CMS, pages refused to load in any web browser.Even if I had gotten through to any of those CMS pages, though, I’d have hit another annoyance. iOS doesn’t support rich text, so I’d have to export via HTML, something that not every text editor does (Google Docs doesn’t). And while my beloved Bear text editor does export via HTML, it exports only HTML files and doesn’t let you place HTML code for a document onto your clipboard.MORE: Best Apple LaptopsLater that day, I opened Google Docs on the iPad to review edits to an article. Annoyingly, I ran into the same Google Docs flaw I’ve seen on the iPhone too many times before: repeated app crashes.I’m not sure why Google Docs failed on me as I repeatedly clicked on Accept for changes, but Google Docs kept bringing me back to the home screen. Oh, and don’t even try to open a Google Doc in a mobile web browser on iOS — that includes Google’s own Chrome. The document just shows up as one uneditable page of text.Outside of the office, the iPad felt a little more capable of replacing a laptop. I could split the slate’s large screen between Safari and Things 3 (my productivity app of choice) to plan my upcoming trip to Los Angeles. And that huge panel proved a great way to watch everything from YouTube videos to the climactic fight between T’Challa and Killmonger in Black Panther.But then I got an email alerting me of a new song released by the musician/pro wrestler Rocky Romero. After I bought the song off Bandcamp, I got a message saying that the device I was using didn’t support downloads, so I couldn’t add the tune to my iCloud Music Library. My alternative? Listen in the Bandcamp app, which still isn’t optimized for the iPad. Had I been on a laptop, the MP3 file I bought would have simply appeared on my desktop.The pros who work on iPadWhen I put word out on Twitter asking to hear iPad success stories, I got an eye-opening answer from Sebastian Sanchez.Working in logistics operations development, Sanchez said he was tired of lugging “laptops across America’s airports for 10-plus years.” He chose the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017) to be his new daily driver, because it has iCloud integration and he prefers “a lighter device that provided portability, reliability and battery performance.”  In that sense, I completely get the allure of the iPad Pro, which lasted 13 hours and 14 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test. Also, iOS’s stability and security beat practically every other platform’s.As for Sanchez’s must-have apps, he rattled off Slack, Excel, Mail, Skype for Business, PowerPoint, Notes and Files, specifying that he uses iCloud, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive with Files. He’s not afraid of using dongles either, carrying around an HDMI connector for his keynotes.MORE: The iPad Pro and MacBook Air Need to Merge. NowSanchez also ran into one of the awkward moments that still bothers me: “I did have to get used to not having a mouse anymore,” he said. It “took about a day or so to [get] rid of that gesture of looking for the mouse next to the screen.” But it seems as if he made it through successfully. “I love the experience of the smart keyboard,” he said.When I asked Sanchez if he had a hard time moving his workload to the iPad, he explained why he succeeded (and possibly why I failed). “I realized how much I already did with my iPhone prior to owning my iPad,” he said, and this made switching from a laptop to the iPad a “very smooth transition,” with the slate involving “pretty much [the] same gestures and experience, [but] with a larger screen.”But while his 2017 iPad Pro has served Sanchez well, he said he’s “definitely updating” to the 2018 iPad Pro, as that will mean the same experience but with the Face ID that he enjoys on his iPhone XS.iPad Pros and consBut for every success, there’s a story like the one I heard from Bradley Chambers, the director of IT at the Brainerd Baptist School in Tennessee, who also blogs at 9to5Mac.Remember how Sanchez said it was easy to get used to the iPad because of what he does on his phone? Chambers told me that’s not a positive: “I love iOS, but iOS on the iPad is basically a blown-up version of the iPhone OS. Yes, there are some things, like multitasking, that are iPad-only, but it’s not enough.”An iPad devotee who’s “been using it since Day 1,” Chambers told me, “there are just still things that are faster on macOS. If Windows and Google have figured out how to make a single device for tablet and desktop computing, why can’t Apple?”Chambers bristled at the iPad Pro’s starting price of $799 before accessories. Because while that iPad Pro is really pretty and its display is sharp and its new Pencil is great, Chambers said, “hardware doesn’t matter if it can’t even run Google Docs in the web browser,” echoing my own complaints from earlier.The job-specific limitations I came across hit Chambers, too, as he said, “There are things like being a web-content administrator (for my school) that are nearly impossible to do on iOS.” And those rare occasions when you can make it work? Chambers said, “Even if they are possible, they might take twice as long.”Why not use both?The biggest iPad-first device user I know is Myke Hurley, co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network and my wrestling-podcast partner. Hurley described his time with the iPad as “an on-again, off-again relationship from the very beginning.”As a self-described “avid fan of pen and paper,” Hurley came back to the iPad (the first 12.9-inch version) when the Apple Pencil was first announced, in 2015.The combination of iOS’s split-screen multitasking, the large screen, the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil provided Hurley with “the full package that I didn’t know I needed. I was an immediate fan.”MORE: 7 Reasons to Buy and the New iPad Pro (and 3 Reasons to Skip)He said he loves the iPad Pro for “a lot of administration and communication work. … I write. I send messages to people. I handle email. and social media.” But that’s not his whole job. And so he’s not full time on Apple’s tablet.  Because of the limitations in iOS, the only things he doesn’t do on the iPad are recording and editing podcasts. According to Hurley that means “over half of my duties for my business are conducted solely on the iPad Pro,” though “the actual time spent on these devices is different, purely because podcast production is a time-intensive affair.”Hurley’s excitement for the future of iOS stems from Shortcuts, which he called “a big deal.” He said, “it’s helping bridge more and more gaps between applications and inside of the operating system itself.”What’s left for Apple to add?Hurley said Apple is “closer than they have ever been” to perfecting iOS, adding that he “cannot see any low-hanging fruit when it comes to the hardware side of things.”He added that “it’s just a case now of seeing iOS 13 take advantage of the hardware gains.”Sanchez also has a wish list: “Excel for iPad could include very important functions from the desktop version, by adding the ability to create pivot tables and more-sophisticated charts.” He said he’d also like native, FaceTime-based support for sharing the iPad screen via FaceTime.To solve his job-specific woes, Chambers said he’d need the “full desktop version of Safari and … trackpad/mouse support” added to the iPad.I’m inclined to agree with Chambers on what the iPad version of iOS needs. On top of his suggestions, I’d love for the next version of iOS to redesign the layout of the home screen and its command center to fit the slate’s larger screen. Until that happens, the iPad’s home screen will look awkward, with a 4 x 5 grid of icons and a dock that don’t quite look right together. Things look even weirder with the iPad Pro plugged into a desktop monitor, which only mirrors the screen. If the iPad could expand to a second screen that fits the external display, and not appear with giant black bars on its left and right sides, it wouldn’t look janky.If Apple thinks users need to be protected from the dangers of a real web browser, the company could hide such an option behind a system preference that included a warning. An Apple Pro mode — what normal Windows 10 is without S Mode — could go a long way toward making me consider buying an iPad Pro for myself.Credit: Laptop MagApple Reveals New MacBook Air, iPad Pro and Mac miniApple AirPods 2 Launch Looks ImminentApple Pencil 2 Will Fix the Original’s Worst Flaw Henry T. Casey, last_img read more

Janet Jackson performs new song Made For Now on Jimmy Fallon and

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- ‘Coming from what Daddy Yankee does in reggaeton, it’s inspiration. It’s reggae music, which brings you back to the African vibe, the whole bit. It was really nice working with him.’Janet is of course known for hits such as Doesn’t Really Matter, That’s The Way Love Goes and Control. Her last album Unbreakable reached number on in the US. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.Watch the official music video for Made For Now below.[embedded content]Read Janet Jackson’s inspirational words about depression struggle The 52-year-old was joined by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee for the appearance in New York City last night.It was the All For You singer‘s first performance on a late night talk show in 14 years.[embedded content]‘I’ve always loved Latin music’The sister of the late music icon Michael Jackson told iHeartRadio of the song: ‘I’ve always loved Latin music, and obviously, the African music is there and always been an influence. Janet Jackson has performed her new single Made For Now for the first time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Janet Jackson | Photo: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Watch Ariana Grande’s inspiring tribute to Aretha FranklinChristina Aguilera dons disguise and surprises NYC subwayMembers of K-pop girl group ‘TWICE’ make out on stage, crowd goes wildRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-janet-jackson-perform-new-single-made-for-now-on-jimmy-fallon/last_img read more

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first_imgSouth Norwalk, CT – Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, today said it will fly one of its Boeing 747s on biofuel during a demonstration flight in February. It will be the first time that a commercial aircraft has run biofuel in-flight and is part of a major initiative among some airlines and Boeing to discover sources of sustainable aircraft fuel for the future. The Virgin Atlantic 747 will fly from London Heathrow to Amsterdam on a demonstration flight, with no passengers on board, using a truly sustainable type of biofuel that doesn’t compete with food and fresh water resources. The flight, in conjunction with Boeing and engine maker GE Aviation, is part of Virgin Atlantic’s drive to reduce its environmental impact wherever possible. The demonstration forms part of Virgin Atlantic’s vision for what the aviation industry can achieve by using clean-fuel technology to reduce carbon emissions. Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, said: “This breakthrough will help Virgin Atlantic to fly its planes using clean fuel sooner than expected. The demonstration flight next month will give us crucial knowledge that we can use to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. Virgin Group pledged to invest all its profits from its transportation companies towards developing clean energy and with this breakthrough we are well down the path to achieving our goals.” Virgin Atlantic became the world’s first airline to enable customers to buy their carbon offsets onboard the aircraft during a flight. Its offset program, launched last November, is a gold standard scheme, which is also available to buy online. Virgin Atlantic also placed Europe’s largest order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners last year, when it ordered 15 787-9s, with options and purchase rights on another 28 aircraft. The 787 Dreamliner is up to 60% quieter and uses nearly 30% less fuel than the Airbus A340-300 it will replace in Virgin Atlantic’s fleet. For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic Press Office at (203) 750-2570 or visit www.virginatlantic.comAbout Virgin Atlantic: ·Virgin Atlantic, founded in 1984, is one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines ·Virgin Atlantic provides service from 10 U.S. cities to London, operating long haul services to 33 destinations worldwide as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Delhi, Boston and Shanghai, with recent growth to Mumbai, Dubai, Nairobi and from Chicago. ·There are 38 aircraft in its fleet, comprising 747-400s, A346-600s and A343-300s ·Sir Richard Branson is the President of Virgin Atlantic ·Steve Ridgway is the Chief Executive Officer ·In 2007, Virgin Atlantic carried approximately 6 million passengers ·Even with Virgin Atlantic’s growth, the service remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation.last_img read more

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greeted Ellen Paos ban with cheers saying that it reduces the impact of negotiation skills and therefore narrows the gender pay gap A "no negotiation" policy helps eliminate social costs stemming from prescriptive stereotypes such as the idea that women should be concerned with others not assertively individualistic hard bargainers Further since new hires dont have access to employers information to advocate for themselves from a position of equality and strength Paos move underscores the need for more transparency which would also foster the "equal opportunity environment for everyone" she seeks Others balked at the idea of banning negotiation and argued instead for equipping everyone with the skills necessary to ask for the compensation they deserve "Ask for the raise" urges Sally Krawcheck the CEO of Ellevate who once ran units of Citigroup and Bank of America: "People who ask get more money and people who dont ask tend to get less" The two sides of the debate that has emerged in the wake of Paos announcement both speak to the need to examine further how and why negotiation might help women in the workforce In addition to addressing the question of whether or not an individual should negotiate this discussion should prompt deeper reflection upon the fact that the burden to bargain successfully need not fall solely on an individual Organizations can encourage people to feel comfortable negotiating by fostering a negotiation culture inside the organization The human resources staff also can and should work to eliminate hidden biases in hiring appraisal and compensation decisions while still allowing people to bargain on their own behalf Furthermore women who dont build up skills in the practice of negotiation give up a potentially powerful way to help gender-neutral and family-friendly organizations emerge According to Deborah Kolb author of seven books on conflict and negotiation workplace negotiation is ubiquitous and occurs around a range of everyday activities well beyond initial compensation terms "We constantly negotiate about what kind of work we do what jobs we have what resources we need our goals and objectives or work schedules the work itself our roles and responsibilities and authority" she observes in her newly-released book Negotiating at Work Kolb has researched negotiations for 35 years and taught students and executives how to do it She explains that many organizations today still display outdated assumptions and practices that are holdovers from previous eraswhat sociologists call the negotiated orderwhen male workers without significant family responsibilities were the primary instigators making policy These assumptions include things like expecting face time at the office or the ability to work long uninterrupted hours They also include the expectation that mothers (but not fathers) be the "trailing spouses" in job changesand related but less openly-discussed practices like discouraging a mother from accepting an international assignment because it involves relocating and "might uproot her family" or not being transparent about criteria for promotion so women can position themselves to advance to top management later When a person negotiates about things other than what Kolb calls the "standard fare of bargaining"essentially compensation and employmentshe or he raises an issue that challenges an established practice that others may not see as a problem If these negotiations raise awareness about these more subtle assumptions and result in small changes the negotiated order of the organization begins to change The definition of whats acceptable expands Case studies in Negotiating at Work illustrate how this dynamic occurs A powerfully detailed one involves Cheryl a 15-year veteran executive of a heavy manufacturing firm who distinguished herself as a top performer in international and financial management mergers and acquisitions strategy valuation and structure When offered the job of chief financial officer of the firms $3 billion supply division Cheryl and her family moved to its Texas headquarters After two years however her husband and teenage children longed to return to their home state where they had family and community connections With no precedent in the firm for flexible work or telecommuting Cheryl negotiated with her boss a solution she calls a tri-office arrangement: she spends time working at the headquarters office in the field office and at a home office in Pennsylvania The proposal she offered benefitted her boss and the company herself and her familya successful win-win-win for all With negotiations like Cheryls (and Kolb offers many other examples in her book) for telecommuting or flex time or another innovative work arrangement the definition of whats acceptable to discuss and to try changes to include family responsibilities and other important commitments Kolb demonstrates how such small negotiations that occur daily in organizations can add up to a new negotiated order that makes room for more diversity in how people work She also tells of an ambitious tech division vice president (DVP) who was a strong candidate for promotion but was not yet on her bosss radar She initiated a negotiation about adjusting the criteria for the job so that she would not automatically be excluded either by her fewer years in the DVP role or her lesser time entertaining customers on evenings and weekends By putting herself forward she influenced her boss to consider promoting someone who could do the job well period and helped others by example to chart their future career paths in the process "What starts as an individual negotiating in the context of an existing negotiated order might yield to more systemic changes which can create an entirely different playing field for those negotiators who follow" notes Kolb These small wins spread from those directly involved in the negotiation to others who pick up on the new possibility and ask for it People become more comfortable with the idea and the organization begins to change often by adding a policy that empowers others to make a similar request So if women and men decline to negotiate at work they risk abandoning important opportunities to impact outmoded ways of working They give up a chance to influence the negotiated order that defines their organizationan entity likely designed for a workforce that no longer resembles the people for whom it was originally a comfortable fit The bottom line here is that to negotiate opens up the potential to achieve a small win for yourself that may engender a larger gain for others Nanette Fondas co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace writes about business economics and family This piece was originally published in New Americas digital magazine The Weekly Wonk Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each Thursday here and follow @New America on Twitter More from New America: Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s 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