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Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

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first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

New wave of fines for Belarusian journalists

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first_img Receive email alerts Credit SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP News The latest victims include Kastus Zhukouski, who was fined 1,150 roubles (510 euros) on 11 July on a charge of working for a foreign media outlet without accreditation with the ministry of foreign affairs.This was the 26th fine to be imposed on a journalist since the start of the year under article 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Offences, which penalizes the “illegal production and/or distribution of media content.” Combined, the 26 fines amount to 19,849 roubles (9,000 euros).The most frequent targets have been journalists working for Belsat TV, a satellite TV channel that covers Belarus from a base in neighbouring Poland. Zhukouski is one of 12 Belsat TV journalists who have been fined under this article since the start of the year.Belsat TV has had to operate from outside the country since 2007. It has repeatedly tried with out success to open a bureau in Minsk, the Belarusian capital. As a result, its correspondents in Belarus have to work without accreditation.“The sole aim of this new campaign of intimidation is to step up the existing pressure on independent journalists in Belarus,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The European Union must remind President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime that respect for media freedom is an essential condition for rapprochement between Minsk and Brussels. Minsk must stop denying the facts. Its officials claim that the country enjoys media pluralism. It is time to turn this claim into reality.”Crackdown despite official denialsIn an opening address to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s annual session in Minsk on 5 July, President Lukashenko said, “Belarus’ mass media space develops vigorously” and likened the “alleged infringement of mass media freedom in Belarus” to a “cliché from the old arsenal.”The reality is very different. Amid major anti-government protests, the persecution of independent journalists and media has intensified in recent months, and more than 100 journalists and bloggers were arrested in March. Police raided one of Belsat TV’s unofficial bureaux in Minsk on 31 March, seizing equipment. The TV station’s journalists thought the raid was designed above all to prevent coverage of the protests.Economic pressureThis year’s wave of fines follows a relative let-up in 2016. In addition to the 26 fines for “working without accreditation,” there have been at least 13 other abusive fines on charges of “hooliganism,” “participating in an unauthorized demonstration” or “resisting the police.” In most cases, the size of the fine is more than the journalist’s monthly earnings.So far this year, Belsat TV jounrnalists have accumulated nearly 7,900 euros in fines and more than 30 days in detention. This economic pressure is all the more worrying after the Polish government’s announcement in May that it plans to cut more than two-thirds of Belsat TV’s funding.According to the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), an RSF partner, there have been at least 147 violations of journalists’ rights in Belarus since the start of the year. Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Media independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expression May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a campaign of intimidation of independent journalists in Belarus, in which the victims are being fined for working for media outlets based outside the country, and calls on the government to put a stop to this judicial harassment. News Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation RSF_en center_img to go further News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” July 14, 2017 New wave of fines for Belarusian journalists “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia Media independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expression May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Hope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual…

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first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNewsHope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual Christmas Tree centre pieceBy Meghann Scully – December 8, 2020 190 Print WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IN a year like no other, the Village Hall Committee in Adare Village, Limerick are doing their utmost to bring festive cheer to the community keeping one very special tradition alive – the annual village Christmas tree – albeit in a different way.While the annual Adare Village Christmas tree lighting gathering could not take place this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the village Christmas tree this year has been lit up and it shines brightly as a beacon of light and hope for everyone who passes through this beautiful village.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charming Adare Village Christmas tree is a very special tradition.  Over the years it has been described by many as the ‘first feeling of home’ as people returned to the area for Christmas holidays with family and friends.  The Adare Village Hall Committee are more committed than ever to keep this tradition alive in 2020.This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Memory Bulb tradition and it is even more poignant this year.  The community can buy a bulb on the tree to represent someone they have lost. Everyone who purchases a bulb receives a memory card showing each and every person’s name so they can all be held in the heart of the community.This has become a cherished keepsake from year to year. These cards are delivered locally by the committee but are posted out all over the world.  Bulbs cost €5 each and this year information will be circulated to every household in the parish.  Details will follow soon.The Village Hall Committee are also planning a big celebration for next year.  In 2021, the village celebrates the 75th anniversary of Lady Nancy Dunraven gifting the first public tree in the country to the community of the Village.  A tradition which has stood tall since.Chairman of the Village Hall Committee at Adare Village, Paudie Griffin, said: “We hope the village Christmas tree will bring a new sense of togetherness in the village this Christmas and remind people of our wonderful community and the need to shop local and to keep our village alive.“We have so many wonderful shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels which we all need to support. The tree this year was funded by a ‘ go fund me page’ set up by the committee. This has been very well received with donations coming in from around the globe and we thank everyone for their support.”“The message is loud and clear from Adare Village.  Our tree will stand proudly at the top of the village this year to represent our fight against Covid, to honour the people we have loved and lost and to show solidarity with our frontline workers.  Covid won’t stop this wonderful tradition!  It makes our hope burn brighter.” he added. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleWATCH: “We don’t mind who the public want to win”- Morrissey says Limerick focused on selfNext articleWATCH: Ireland End Autumn Series With Convincing Win Over Scots Meghann Scully Email Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Delhi HC To Continue Restrictive Functioning Till Aug 31, Might Resume Partial Physical Functioning From Sep 1 Subject To Situation [Read Order]

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first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC To Continue Restrictive Functioning Till Aug 31, Might Resume Partial Physical Functioning From Sep 1 Subject To Situation [Read Order] Karan Tripathi15 Aug 2020 4:05 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has decided to continue with the current mode of restricted functioning in light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. As per the decision taken by the Administrative and Supervision Committee of the Delhi High Court, the restrictive functioning of the courts subordinate to the High Court will also be extended till August 31. However, the court has said…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has decided to continue with the current mode of restricted functioning in light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. As per the decision taken by the Administrative and Supervision Committee of the Delhi High Court, the restrictive functioning of the courts subordinate to the High Court will also be extended till August 31. However, the court has said that subject to complete availability of public transport and subject to the situation in Delhi remaining stable, a plan be evolved for gradual opening of physical courts from 1st September, 2020 onwards. The notice reads as: ‘To begin with, on experimental basis, around one-fourth of the courts can resume physical functioning on a rotational basis while the rest can continue taking up matters through videoconferencing. A comprehensive plan on the above lines will be prepared by the undersigned and placed before the “Committee for Preparation of Graded Action Plan” and thereafter before the Full Court for consideration.’ It has also been ordered that all the benches in the High Court shall also endeavour to take up 20 oldest ‘Regular/final category matters’ pending on their respective boards through video conferencing mode. As per the office order released by the Registrar General of the court, the services of the Delhi High Court will remain suspended till August 31 on similar terms which are in operation right now. The order has, however, clarified that the court will continue to hear urgent matters through video conferencing. The Courts of Registrars and Joint Registrars of this Court shall take up matters listed before them through videoconferencing. However, evidence shall be recorded only in ex-parte and uncontested matters where the same is required to be tendered by way of affidavit. These District and Sessions Courts will continue to function restrictively as per the existing guidelines.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

PCBOE approves annual bids, agrees to run recreation program for another year

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first_imgSkip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Published 6:40 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The Pike County Board of Education held its regular meeting on May 14 and considered a long agenda of new business and several personnel items.In the area of new business, the board:• Approved the lease for new teacher computers. • Approved bid extension for propane to Thompson Gas for the 2018-2019 school year.• Approved bid extension for lawn services to Triple “E” Services for the 2018-2019 school year.• Approved bid extension for gasoline to Russell Petroleum for the 2018-19 school year.• Approved bid extension for dumpsters to Mark Dunning Industries for the 2018-2019 school year. Print Article PCBOE approves annual bids, agrees to run recreation program for another year Latest Stories • Approved changes to the Student Code of Conduct regarding steps being taken to reduce student absenteeism.• Approved changes to the High School Diploma Option and Curriculum Guide to include: 1. Short-term certificate programs. 2. Policy prohibiting faculty from entering any grades exceeding 100 for course grades. 3. Move to 10-year student planning process. 4. Approve and endorse Middle School Matters programs for Pike County High School and Goshen High School. 5. Approved Middle School to Work Progression to include SREB components and various aptitude and interest assessments.• Approved formation of 9th Grade Academy pilot program for Pike County High School.• Approved request by the City of Brundidge to provide recreation services through September 30, 2018.• Approved textbook committee’s recommendations for text book adoptions in the area of music for K-8 and art education 7-12. The committee also requested the board’s approval to purchase listed supplemental programs.• Approved permission for the Pike County Agriscience Academy to host the annual Senior Workshop June 11-12, 2018 in Auburn. Requested general funds to pay for hotel for one night.• Approved permission for four listed students to participate in a six-day deployment with the Ambition Program via the National Flight Academy July 22-27, 2018.  Expenses for registration to be paid with General funds.• Approved permission for the Brundidge Head Start to use a bus to transport Pre-K students to Pike County Elementary for a kindergarten visit. Head Start will pay for the bus and driver.• Approved permission for Daniel Reeves to attend the Alabama Education Technology Conference, June 12-14 in Birmingham. Expenses to be paid with General funds.• Approved permission for Brittney Gilmer to attend the College and Career Readiness Standards Networking Conference July 8-11 in Orlando, Florida. Expenses to be paid with Title I funds.• Approved permission for Jennifer Hornsby to attend the SSA Conference June 17-20 in Orange Beach, Florida. Expenses to be paid with General funds.• Approved permission for selective 10th grade Gear Up Alabama cohort students, Joanna Kilpatrick and Palma Stringer, to attend the mini-camp June 21-22 in Auburn.  Travel expenses to be paid with General funds.• Approved permission for Anthony May to attend the 2018 National STEM Summit May 7-9 in Huntsville. Retroactive.• Approved permission for Tammy Calhoun to attend the ASLDE Summer Professional Learning Conference, July 9-13 in Mobile. Expenses to be paid with IDEA funds.• Approved permission for Jonathan Thompson to attend the 2018 Summer Physical Education and Health Education Conference June 25-26 in Columbiana. Expenses to be paid with Title I and Title V funds.• Approved permission to extend the dates of Tammy Goss, Melinda Defee, Heather Minton and Shondra Whitaker, who are attending the Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development  Conference July 11-14  to include the CCRS Networking Conference July 8-11 in Orlando, Florida.In personnel action, the board:• Accepted the resignation of Jon Sonmor, business teacher at Pike County High School, effective May 25, 2018.• Accepted the resignation of Renee Cortner, English teacher at Goshen High School, effective May 25, 2018.• Approved 20 extra working days for Sharon Sullivan, counselor, PCHS; Ana Bell Lee, counselor Goshen High School;  and Amy Garrett, STEM.• Approved employment of Kevin Phillips, bus driver.• Approved employment of David Asselstine, bus driver. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Circuit judge candidates report campaign finances Editor’s note: This article was corrected to fix a miscalculation of Sonny Reagan’s and Josh Wilson’s cash contributions. The two… read more Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… • Awarded the Child Nutrition Program’s (CNP) bid for milk to Borden’s Dairy for the 2018-2019 school year.• Awarded  CNP’s bid for Slush/Smoothie to Trident Beverages for the 2018-2019 school year.• Awarded CNP’s bid for pest control to Meeks Termite and Pest Control for the 2018-2019 school year.last_img read more

$500,000 for WEF Sport Horse Auction 2021 Sale-Topper

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first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) once again hosted the WEF Sport Horse Auction on March 4, 2021, at Equestrian Village. A curated collection of horses were on offer from the distinguished VDL Stud in the Netherlands, the official #1 KWPN breeder of grand prix horses. Marking its ninth anniversary in Wellington, this live, phone-in and online auction presents a rare opportunity for athletes and investors to view and bid on a world-class selection of show jumping superstars, all in one place.With a total return of $2,830,000 USD and an average of $235,000 the sale was deemed very successful. Due to the COVID-19 situation, organizers were unsure if the auction could even take place, but together with WEF it was decided to run it under strict protocols.The top seller was VDL High Five, a seven-year-old mare by Harley VDL x Berlin, which sold for $500,000. Other notable prices included $360,000 for VDL Jesmond (Harley VDL x Cash), and VDL Lovely Boy (Arezzo VDL x Campbell VDL) and VDL Ironic (Carrera VDL x Quantum) which both sold for $310,000.Watch VDL High Five’s presentation video :WEF Sport Horse Auction 2021*:VDL Kiefer $140,000VDL Lovely Boy $310,000VDL Jeetjemina $300,000VDL High Five $500,000VDL Jesmond $360,000VDL Ironic $310,000VDL Flora $225,000VDL Quickthago $230,000VDL Jefrieda $140,000VDL Kreta $120,000VDL Ivar $95,000VDL Kobalt $100,000* for privacy reasons, buyer’s names are not available. Tags: Winter Equestrian Festival, WEF Sport Horse Auction, VDL Stud, VDL High Five, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” February 3, 2020

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first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE so far we are hearing that there are a talented and qualified practicing attorney and two Magistrate Judges who will be applying for the Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge position? …so far the names of three (3) highly qualified people are showing interest in this most prestigious judgeship?  …they are the well known practicing attorney Tom Massey, and highly respected Magistrate Judge J August Straus, and Magistrate Judge Gary Schutte?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners held their annual road hearing last week?…last year the Vanderburgh County Commissioners approved and oversaw the largest road pavings and road repairs in modern-day history? ….we are pleased that all three County Commissioners continue to focus on roads on prioritizing, listening and acting on what the Vanderburgh County taxpayers want, need and request in order to allow their traveling to be safer?…we give five (5) cheers to Vanderburgh County Engineer, John Stoll for doing an amazing job in overseeing all these road and pavings projects? IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave will make history this year by becoming the first female in Vanderburgh County history to be re-elected to a third (3) term as County Commissioner?…she was first elected as Commissioner in 2004 by defeating an incumbent County Commissioner and won again in 2016 by again beating another incumbent Vanderburgh County Commissioner?…it looks like her Republican primary opponent for this District Three County Commissioner seat, Ronald Chapman, has an uphill battle?IS IT TRUE that the race for Vanderburgh County Council At-Large is shaping up to be very competitive?…it looks like the local Vanderburgh County Democrat party has fielded a strong three-person Council At-Large ballot?  …County Councilman Mike Goebel, former County Councilman Ed Bassemeier and the popular County Council At-Large candidate, Amy Back?IS IT TRUE that the Republicans have two incumbent County Councilmen At-Large running again for re-election; the well respected Joe Kiefer and Angela Koehler Lindsay?…we are told that the local Republican Party is working overtime to field a third candidate for the County Council At-Large seat?…they have approached Greg Peete, Mike Duckworth?…that Peete and Duckworth delined to be a candidate for County Council seat?  …that several members of the Republican Party are hoping that Zac Rascher will be the third candidate to run for County Council At-Large?IS IT TRUE that the race for Vanderburgh County Recorder will be very competitive?…that the incumbent County Recorder, Debbie Stucki, is running again for re-election?….that the Democrat Party has fielded a new candidate for this race?… the Democrat candidate is the well-liked, Ken McWilliams? …last week Mr. McWilliams announced and will be officially filing to run for this seat very soon? IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Ray Simmons, Director of Athletic Communications at USI for sending current sports happenings from that fine University?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Kalah E. Hirsch, EPD Records Specialist for the Evansville EPD for sending daily activities reports in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have LibertyToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the Super Bowl half time show?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. …the answer is “The most popular newspaper section is ‘Local/domestic/national news’ (read by 65% of the readers), followed by ‘Sports’ (read by 59%). The least popular sections are ‘Home & Decoration’ (read by 13%) and ‘Letters from the Readers’ (read by 12%)”? IS IT TRUE the question is: what are the largest daily US newspapers in order of circulation?  …the answer is The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, latimes.com., The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, and The Washington Post?IS IT TRUE that Cable and local TV news were the bright spots in another economically down year for the U.S. news media industry’s economic fortunes?IS IT TRUE the question is “What one of the reasons why print media have lost credibility with the general public”  …one reason is that print media have allowed themselves to become the “Ministers Of Progranda” for elected Local and State and National officials and the printing of dated information?IS IT TRUE about 13 years ago that the owners of the City-County Observers made an astute visionary decision to stop publishing their in -print newspaper and publish online? … during the last 17 years, the City-County Observer has made an honorable profit each and every month?center_img IS IT TRUE the question is “Why is the Sunday in print paper more expensive”?  …the answer is  “Because Sunday in print papers carry more advertising and coupons than any other day, the typical edition has the potential to pay for itself many times over”  …If publishers want to sustain the biggest and most profitable revenue source that they have, they need to get real about the pricing of their Sunday products”?IS IT TRUE the question is: What are the top 3 selling newspapers in America?  …the answer is: The top three U.S. newspapers by total average circulation (from print products, digital subscriptions and other papers that use their branded content) are USA Today (4,139,380), The Wall Street Journal (2,276,207) and The New York Times (2,134,150), according to Alliance for Audited Media? IS IT TRUE that business Tycoon Warren Buffett is selling his newspaper business to Lee Enterprises for $140 million? … Warren Buffett is selling his newspaper business for $140 million – a fraction of the $344 million he spent acquiring 28 daily papers?  …Lee Enterprises has managed Berkshire Hathaway’s newspapers since 2018?  …that Warren Buffett bought 28 papers for $344 million in the early 2010s?  ….he’s also selling The Buffalo News, which he acquired for about $36 million in 1977?IS IT TRUE the question is “Are printed newspapers becoming obsolete”?  …the answer is that printed newspapers are in terminal decline and each year, a few million newspaper readers die and are not replaced by new readers?  …at the same time, an increasingly competitive ad market is making it harder and harder for in-print newspapers to charge premium rates?IS IT TRUE the question is “How many newspapers closed since 2000?  …the answer is “The pace of the decline has not slowed? …new research shows that over 2,000 newspapers have closed since 2004, this a staggering figure for the industry was once among the largest employers in America?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is an online newspaper called”?  …the answer is “An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical?   …Going online has created more opportunities for the newspapers industry, such as competing with broadcast journalism in presenting breaking news in a more timely manner”?IS IT TRUE the question is “What day of the week is the newspaper most read?” …the answer is “Assuming we’re talking about a paper that publishes seven days a week: Most people work Monday through Friday? …that some people get the paper on their way to or from work?  …that some people only get the Sunday paper usually, it has a lot more news to read and a lot more coupons to clip?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is the benefit that internet newspapers have over in-print newspapers”?  …the answers are that “Online newspapers are a popular way to publish content on general or specific newsworthy happenings? …they are cheaper to produce than traditional print newspapers and have the potential to reach a wider and more global audience”?IS IT TRUE the question is: “What is the most read part of the newspaper”? 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Mayor’s Message: Jan. 8

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first_imgDear Friends,Many of you have asked about the process for COVID-19 vaccinations. The state launched a vaccine registration portal this week. I encourage everybody to visit covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine to complete a brief online form to provide information on your age, medical conditions and other coronavirus risk factors. The state will then email or text you when you become eligible for the vaccine and provide you with information on when and where to get vaccinated.First responders throughout the state are currently receiving the vaccine, and individuals age 75 and older are expected to be eligible soon. The phase after that could include other essential workers, adults 65 and over, and persons ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.Even as people start to get vaccinated, COVID-19 continues to spread. Shore Medical Center reported this week that they are treating a manageable but increasing number of patients. Indoor gatherings of extended family and friends remain one of the biggest risk factors. The hospital maintains a good online resource center for coronavirus information that includes a video in which epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Lucasti explains what to expect with the vaccine.Our Recreation Department launched a new online portal this week. The service will provide one-stop shopping for Aquatic and Fitness Center memberships, golf and tennis passes, reservations for pool and gym time slots, and registration for classes, programs, leagues and races. The staff has been helping Aquatic and Fitness Center members create accounts on the new portal. But if you haven’t yet, please visit RecDesk or look for links on our Aquatic and Fitness Center page.The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will be held virtually this year. The program — which includes music, prayer, reflections on Dr. King, the honoring of Ocean City residents with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award, and a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson — will be made available starting at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 on www.ocnj.us and OCTV-97.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Anders Osborne Shares His Love For Crawfish & Jazz Fest In New Interview

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first_imgJazz Fest is always an exciting time for New Orleans. The influx of music-loving tourists combines with the city’s passion for music, and the result is an electrifying display of performances. With literally thousands of concerts to choose from, not only do fans have to make some difficult decisions, but artists do as well. We couldn’t be happier to have Anders Osborne performing at the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival, taking place during the “daze between” weekends of the main event from April 25-27.In this new interview, Osborne talks about his love for crawfish and his longstanding friendship with Crawfish King himself, Shaggy. Between that upcoming Crawfish Fest performance, his role as a judge for the fest’s Crawfish boil, a performance at the Fairground and two nights of Dead Feat, we just can’t wait! Read on for B. Getz’s exclusive with Anders Osborne below:L4LM: So to start off, just tell us a little about how you connected with Shaggy. Your friendship, and your involvement in the different crawfish boils he’s put on through the years.Anders Osborne: You know, there’s a real story, or I could make up something pretty! But the real story is, we used to hang out at a place called Checkpoint Charlie’s, me and a few other bands, a couple of guys – Jack Quigley and Irene and the Mikes and Kenny Holiday – we started music at Checkpoint Charlie’s in the very outskirts of the French Quarter in the late 80s. And Shaggy showed up a couple of years into that. Without getting into too many details, we were…exploring our youth and our flexibility. We just became good buddies, and when he got into some legal trouble I helped him out with that. And then we just kind of connected. He asked me to sign something so that he could get out on the weekends, and he was my roadie. It’s basically been a lifelong…adult lifelong relationship between me and Shaggy. Then we cleaned up, and became even closer friends. His business started booming, I’m extremely proud of what he’s doing. He’s taking care of business and raising a family, he’s just incredible. We talk every week.L4LM: It’s a beautiful thing to be able to ride that path together and maintain the friendship even stronger after all these years. I’ve spent a few nights in Checkpoint Charlie’s, I know the room, but I didn’t know the history.AO: It started out as a Mexican restaurant, and then it was empty for a long time. Then Igor opened this place up and I lived a block away and needed something to do in between out of town gigs, so I got a Tuesday night, and this guy Jack Quigley played on Monday nights. That’s how it started. We’d play for 20 percent of the bar, which at the time was two people each night – there was nobody there. So we didn’t make a whole lot of money. But eventually it grew into a major scene, in the early 90s. It was hoppin’.NOLA’s Crawfish King Is Cooking Up A Whole New FestivalL4LM: So that’s how you and Shaggy became friends, and now I understand you play at the events, his different boils through the years. You’re a headliner at this year’s NOLA Crawfish Fest, and you’re also a judge. Why don’t you tell me what you’ve got in store for that.AO: Crawfish is something that everybody who lives in or is from New Orleans or Louisiana in general, you encounter it every season. It starts around February and March and runs up till about June. The thing about crawfish is there’s a lot of different nuances to boiling it, and if you boil it in a certain way it might get darker, spicier, saltier, some people use more vegetables and sausages and stuff like that. There’s little things you can do that become your own recipe. What Shaggy’s done is there’s a lot of citrus, it’s very bright and has a happy feeling. It’s like a grape, you could eat it for a long time, snacky thing. His crawfish makes me happy.L4LM: Do you feel like you’re going to be a good judge of the different entries this year?AO: Nowadays I’m pretty clearheaded so I think I could tell the difference, but I think that’s a personal flavor. I think I’ll have a lot of fun eating all kinds of good crawfish! That’s for sure.Musically I’m gonna be part of the Crawfish Fest All-Stars on Wednesday the 27th with Billy Iuso, Dave Malone, George Porter, Jr, and Terence Higgins. I’m just gonna try and keep up with those guys.L4LM: You’ve played with those guys for decades now. I know you and Billy go way back, he’s been in your band in different incarnations. You think that you guys will just coalesce and do some traditional New Orleans tunes, the songbook?AO: I think so, I think so. I mean, Dave Malone and George Porter – between the two of them they know every song. L4LM: George wrote half of them.AO: Yeah, that’s right. And me and Billy and Terence, we’ll just be the young ones hanging on.L4LM: As usual you’re gigging throughout Jazz Fest. Anything you’re really looking forward to?AO: On Saturday I play the Fairgrounds, and then Saturday night and Sunday night I do Dead Feat at the Howlin Wolf, which is me and some members of Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Jackie Greene’s there, my bass player and drummer are there. We do a combination of a couple of tunes we love, and then a couple of Grateful Dead and Little Feat tunes, and a couple of my tunes. That’s gonna be great.last_img read more

Dispatch Showcases Their Diverse Talents In First Of Two Central Park Performances [Photos]

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first_imgOn Wednesday night, July 18th, Dispatch continued their extensive summer tour with Nahko and Medicine for the People and Raye Zaragoza at SummerStage NYC in Central Park. As they have throughout this tour, the band performed a hearty helping of material from their 2017 release, America, Location 12, including “Only the Wild Ones”, “Midnight Lorry”, “Windylike”, “Painted Yellow Lines”, “Rice Water”, “Curse + Crush”, and more. Amidst the newer tunes, Dispatch peppered in a selection of fan-favorites, including “Bang Bang” (1997), “Time Served” (2000), “Flying Horses” (1996), and “Open Up” (2000).The band was in fine form all evening, showcasing their diverse abilities as they rotated instruments and stage positions with virtually every song. Chad Stokes also used the space between songs to speak his mind, offering uplifting messages to those affected by our country’s current immigration policies and sending love to founding band member Pete Francis Heimbold, who is not currently touring with the band as he continues to battle depression.After a rocking set-closing rendition of Bang Bang favorite “Bats in the Belfry”, the band returned to the stage and began their encore with one last America, Location 12 track, “Be Gone”. Finally, Dispatch kicked into one last cut from Bang Bang, “Out Loud”, bringing up the wheelchair-bound son of their former manager to enjoy the onstage Big Apple glow along with them to the audible approval of the audience.Dispatch returns to Central Park tonight for their second and final New York show. From there, they’ll head to the Jersey Shore for a performance at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on Friday, July 20th, and onward to Maryland for a Merriweather Post Pavillion performance on Saturday, July 21st. For a full list of Dispatch’s upcoming summer tour dates, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Dispatch’s first of two New York City performances courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.Setlist: Dispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/2018Set: Only the Wild Ones, Time Served, Midnight Lorry, Bang Bang, Beto, Windylike, Flying Horses, Painted Yellow Lines, Rice Water, Fallin’, Curse + Crush, Open Up, Fly With Me, Bats in the BelfryEncore: Be Gone, Out LoudDispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/18 | Photos: Andrew O’Brien Load remaining imageslast_img read more