Vancouver says no recount required unless theres a tie as runnerup mulls

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver’s runner-up in the race for mayor says he won’t concede until he has a chance to consult advisors, but the City of Vancouver says no recount is required unless there’s a tie.Local entrepreneur Ken Sim says he owes it to supporters to make sure the votes were counted properly after former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart defeated him by a margin of fewer than 1,000 votes — or less than one per cent of total votes cast.It wasn’t the only close race in British Columbia’s local elections, which saw razor-thin wins of only one vote in Peachland and two votes on Bowen Island, according to unofficial results.The Local Elections Act outlines rules for requesting a judicial recount through the B.C. Supreme Court.It says a candidate or electoral officer can apply for a recount under several circumstances, including if the votes were not correctly accepted, ballots were not correctly rejected, and if the ballot account did not accurately record the number of votes cast.The request must be made within six days of the declaration of official election results, which is scheduled in Vancouver on Wednesday.last_img read more

Brie Larson Channing Dungey and More Honored at Women In Film 2018

first_imgOn Wednesday, June 13th, Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) celebrated outstanding women in the entertainment industry with the 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards presented by sponsors Max Mara, Lancôme and Lexus.Ellen Pompeo Speaks OnstageCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for Women In FilmThe evening, themed “Ignited,” raised funds and awareness for Women In Film, LA and its many educational and philanthropic programs, and its advocacy for gender parity for women throughout the industry.The 2018 Crystal + Lucy Award honorees included the following: Brie Larson with The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film presented to her by actress and friend Jessie Ennis; Channing Dungey with The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television presented to her by actress Ellen Pompeo; Alexandra Shipp with the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award presented to her by actress Regina Hall and Max Mara Vice President US Retail and Global Brand Ambassador Maria Giulia Maramotti; songwriting and production team NOVA Wav (Denisia “Blu June” Andrews And Brittany “Chi” Coney) with the Women In Film Artistic Excellence Award presented to them by duo Chloe x Halle; and the Women of Black Panther in front of and behind the camera were honored with The Lexus Beacon Award, which was accepted by Marvel Studios EVP of Physical Production Victoria Alonso on behalf of the group, and presented to her by Black Panther actor Isaach de Bankolé.The evening also celebrated Women In Film, Los Angeles’ 45th Anniversary and recognized the leaders of the gender parity movement in Hollywood with the powerful “45 Years of Advocacy Celebration” segment presented by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand. Dr. Stacy L. Smith (Founder and Director, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative) accepted the honor on behalf of the 22 leaders from the past and present that attended. The group included Allison Anders (Filmmaker), Barbara Boyle (Film Producer), Madeline Di Nonno (The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media CEO), Jane Fleming (WIF Board President Emeritus), Melissa Goodman (Director of the LGBTQ, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California), Iris Grossman (WIF Board President Emeritus), Catherine Hardwicke (Filmmaker), Christy Haubegger (CAA Agent), Rosilyn Heller (Film Producer), Gale Anne Hurd (Film Producer), Lynne Littman (Filmmaker), Katie McGrath (Bad Robot Co-Chief Executive Officer), Rachel Morrison (Cinematographer), Marcia Nasatir (Film Producer), Susan Bay Nimoy (Filmmaker), Euzhan Palcy (Filmmaker), Kimberly Peirce (Filmmaker), Keri Putnam (Sundance Institute Executive Director), Angela Robinson (Filmmaker), Cathy Schulman (WIF Board President) and Jamie Tarses (TV Producer/Executive).Additional attendees included Rosanna Arquette (Actress), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Actress), Amy Baer (WIF, LA Incoming Board President), Lake Bell (Actress / WIF, LA Board Member), Alison Brie (Actress, GLOW), Shari Belafonte (Actress), Alice Eve (Actress, Replicas), Kate Flannery (Actress), Katherine Langford (Actress, 13 Reasons Why, Love, Simon), Jane Lynch (Actress), Kathryn Prescott (Actress, Dude), Mishel Prada (Actress, Vida), Francia Raisa (Actress, Grown-ish), Kirsten Schaffer (WIF, LA Executive Director), Diane Warren (Songwriter), Michaela Watkins (Actress, Casual), and more.Event highlights: Oscar Award-winning actress Frances McDormand took the stage to present the “45 Years of Advocacy Celebration” segment. During her remarks, McDormand restated a call-to-action for the Inclusion Rider showing off bumper stickers in support of the initiative. The Inclusion Rider, developed by Dr. Stacy L. Smith (Founder and Director, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative), is an addendum to an actor/content creator’s contract that stipulates that inclusion — both on camera and behind the scenes for crew members — be reflected in films. Black Panther actor Isaach de Bankolé presented the Lexus Beacon Award to Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios EVP of Physical Production, who accepted the award on behalf of the Women of Black Panther in front of and behind the camera. Alonso was joined by some of the women in leadership behind the camera including Rachel Morrison (Director of Photography), Debbie Berman (Editor), Ruth E. Carter (Costume Designer), Sarah Finn (Casting Director) and Helen Pollak (Unit Production Manager). Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo presented The Lucy Award to ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey. During Channing Dungey’s remarks she shared “it has been an honor to showcase strong and independent women on television like Meredith Grey, Rainbow Johnson, Annalise Keating, Beverly Goldberg, Jessica Wong, and the long but never forgotten Oliva Pope.” In her moving speech, she also shared, “we can’t be afraid to standup, to speak up, to rise up. When we see things around us that counter our values and beliefs, our actions must match our words. It’s not always easy to do.” Actress Jessie Ennis surprised Brie Larson when she appeared on-stage to present Larson with The Crystal Award. Ennis shared, “She is leaving a mark on and off screen that is empowering to all of us. She doesn’t do what she’s expected to do. Brie Larson does what she knows is right. She’s a listener and a leader, and I’m really lucky to call her my best friend because she is the most compassionate and inspiring person I’ve ever known.” Brie Larson dedicated her acceptance speech to draw attention to the USC Annenberg Inclusive Initiative’s recent findings that “67% of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2017 were white males. Less than a quarter were white women and less than 10% were underrepresented men, Only 2.5% of those top critics were women of color.” Larson called for more diversity among reporters and photographers at press events and announced that the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival have committed to allocating 20 percent of press credentials to underrepresented critics. Kirsten Schaffer (WIF, LA Executive Director) opened the ceremony and discussed WIF’s programs including the launch of the Sexual Harassment Help Line last fall. Since early October, the world’s attention has been focused on the unfolding story of countless allegations of sexual harassment perpetrated by many powerful men in the entertainment industry. In response, Women In Film launched a Sexual Harassment Help Line — an integrated program to refer survivors of harassment to attorneys, designated mental health counselors, and law enforcement professionals. Anyone, regardless of gender, can access the Sexual Harassment Help Line at 323.545.0333. During Cathy Schulman’s (WIF, LA Board President) remarks, she talked about ReFrame, a collaboration (partnership) between WIF, Sundance Institute and more than 50 Hollywood leaders to create a formal action plan to further gender equity in the media industry. Recently, ReFrame announced the first class of ReFrame Stamp feature film recipients based on an extensive analysis of IMDbPro data on the top 100 domestic-grossing films of 2017. The recipients include Warner Bros.’ Everything, Everything, and Wonder Woman, Universal’s Girls Trip, A24’s Lady Bird, and Twentieth Century Fox’s The Post. A film with the ReFrame Stamp serves as a mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated success in gender-balanced film and TV productions based on criteria developed by ReFrame in consultation with ReFrame Ambassadors, producers and other industry experts. For more information visit, ReFrameProject.org. Sister duo Chloe x Halle presented the WIF Artistic Excellence Award to music producers NOVA Wav (Denisia “Blu June” Andrews And Brittany “Chi” Coney) and performed “Warrior” from the soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time. Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled, Lukas Graham and Ryan Press sent in congratulatory video messages for NOVA Wav that were featured during the ceremony Alexandra Shipp (WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award Honoree), Alison Brie (Actress), Alice Eve (Actress), Amy Baer (WIF, LA Incoming Board President), Cathy Schulman (WIF Board President), Channing Dungey (The Crystal Award Honoree), Jane Fleming (WIF Board President Emeritus), Katherine Langford (Actress), Kirsten Schaffer (WIF, LA Executive Director), Lake Bell (Actress / WIF, LA Board Member), Maria Giulia Maramotti (Vice President US Retail and Global Brand Ambassador), Michaela Watkins (Actress), NOVA Wav (WIF Artistic Excellence Award Honorees), Regina Hall (Actress), and Rosanna Arquette (Actress) arrived dressed in Max Mara. Each of the honorees and presenters took home a gift bag with an assortment of Lancôme skincare products and cosmetics. Lexus showcased the 2018 LS 500 sedan inside the ballroom and a floral photo booth for guests to enjoy.The 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards was designed and produced by Academy Award-winning producer Cathy Schulman and Tony Schubert of Event Eleven.last_img read more

Murder trial underway in Hamilton in the death of Noah Keizer

The second degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a two year old toddler is underway in Hamilton. Noah Keizer died of blunt force trauma to the head, while in the care of 27 year old Greg Dalley – a friend of the boy’s mother.Early in the trial there was a suggestion that friends and relatives were uncomfortable with the man watching over Noah on the night of his death. Two year old Noah was crying and whimpering as he left the company of his grandmother for the last time. The accused, Greg Dalley had come to collect Noah from the home of family friend Patty Smith, to take him home to his mother Nicole Agnew, on the evening of July 13th, 2012. On the witness stand Ms. Smith told the court, that she knew Noah was upset, and believed it was because he was afraid of Dalley. She told Noah’s grandmother Iris “he’s terrified of that guy.” Defence attorneys for the accused suggested that Noah was upset because he was having fun, and didn’t want to leave his grandmother. “He’s left my home lots of times and never acted like that. He was different when he left that day” testified Ms. Smith.Later in the day the court heard from Noah’s mother Nicole Agnew. She had been working at the Undermount Tavern on the night that Noah died. She first heard that her son had been hurt, in a text message from a friend – who said that Noah had been hurt, and was bleeding. She called and spoke to Dalley, who at first told her that everything was fine. Less than 90 minutes later, Noah was dead. Dalley claimed that Noah had hurt himself, and must have had internal bleeding. He texted Agnew, saying: “he clearly hurt himself and i should have called an ambulance. now i have to live with that.” A shocked Nicole Agnew did not see her son until she identified his body. She told the court “he wasn’t breathing, he was gone. There was just so much blood I couldn’t tell anything.” Defence Lawyer Greg Leslie began his cross examination of Nicole Agnew this afternoon, establishing that Agnew and accused Greg Dalley had known each other for some time and had been friends on and off. He also established that Dalley frequently watched Noah, and there had been no obvious friction or problems between himself and Nicole Agnew, prior to Noah’s death. In further testimony, Mr. Leslie is also expected to establish that Nicole was drinking on the night of Noah’s death and did not return home immediately after finishing her shift at work that night, instead leaving her son in Dalley’s care. read more

UN mission in Côte dIvoire deplores wounding of peacekeeper

“The Togolese peacekeeper was on duty outside the UNOCI logistics base in Abidjan’s suburb of Koumassi, when an unidentified armed man aboard a taxi relieved him of his mobile phone before shooting him in the abdomen,” it said.UNOCI said the soldier was immediately transferred to a clinic in Abidjan, the largest city in the world’s top cocoa producer, where he is currently undergoing treatment.

Virtually no country immune from scourge of human trafficking – UN report

Virtually every country in the world is affected by the crime of human trafficking in millions of people for sexual exploitation or forced labour, and governments must take serious steps to eliminate a scourge whose main victims are women and children, according to a new United Nations report released today.“The fact that this form of slavery still exists in the 21st century shames us all,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said of the report – Trafficking In Persons: Global Patterns.“Governments need to get serious about identifying the full extent of the problem so they can get serious about eliminating it,” he added, noting that organized criminal gangs behind the trafficking are often multi-national in their membership and operations. The UNODC report identifies 127 countries of origin, 98 transit countries and 137 destination countries. It shows that global efforts to combat trafficking are being hampered by a lack of accurate data, reflecting the unwillingness of some countries to acknowledge that the problem affects them.“It is extremely difficult to establish how many victims there are world-wide as the level of reporting varies considerably, but the number certainly runs into millions,” Mr. Costa said. “It is difficult to name a country that is not affected in some way.”He outlined three main challenges for governments:to reduce demand, whether for cheap goods manufactured in sweatshops, under-priced commodities produced by bonded people in farms and mines, or services provided by sex slaves; to target the criminals who profit from the vulnerability of people trying to escape from poverty, unemployment, hunger and oppression;to protect trafficking victims, especially women and children.The absence of reliable global data, such as that which UNODC compiles on the illegal drugs trade, makes it more difficult for governments and international bodies to fight trafficking effectively. “Our experience in compiling this report has been that some countries of destination have great difficulty in acknowledging the level of trafficking within and across their borders,” Mr. Costa said.“Efforts to counter trafficking have so far been uncoordinated and inefficient. The lack of systematic reporting by authorities is a real problem. Governments need to try harder,” he added of the traffic, usually from poor countries to more affluent ones.“Traffickers capitalize on weak law enforcement and poor international cooperation. The low rate of convictions for the perpetrators of human trafficking is a matter of serious concern which needs to be addressed.“Protecting the victims may sound obvious, but in practice they are all too often treated as criminals who may face charges for violating immigration or anti-prostitution laws. Humane and sensitive treatment is not just a moral imperative – it also increases the likelihood that victims will overcome their understandable fear and testify against their abusers,” he declared.The report lists countries on a scale from “very low” to “very high” as countries of origin, transit and destination. read more

UK automotive RD boosted by Enterprise Zones

Today (28 November), government announced that Local Enterprise Zones are pushing the UK ahead of global competitors after attracting overseas investment from Swedish automotive safety systems manufacturer, Haldex.Haldex is set to create its new European Technical Centre at the MIRA Enterprise Zone, consolidating its European R&D operations in the UK.The state of the art 25,000 sq ft facility will bring an initial 44 high tech jobs to the area, developing a new generation of safety systems.Five Enterprise Zones are firmly behind innovation in the UK’s automotive industry. They are part of government’s Automotive Industrial Strategy, which aims to secure the long term future of the sector and grow the UK’s share of it, using research and development to stay at the cutting edge of change.Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles said, “We have acted fast to tackle the deficit. We are now focused on backing the industries of the future, growing the private sector and making Britain a great place to do business.“When international companies like Haldex invest here it shows we have got our offer right. Every 20 seconds a car, van, bus or truck rolls off a UK production line and Enterprise Zones like MIRA Technology Park are magnets for the global motor industry with the best international businesses choosing them as their home.”This latest development adds to the host of other automotive companies that already base key parts of their global businesses as the MIRA site. Ashok Leyland, Bosch, and Lockheed Martin are already using the UK to develop the transport technology of the future, including the next generation of electric cars, braking systems, intelligent transport systems and unmanned vehicle systems. Government is investing £7.4m in loans to fund infrastructure investment to help MIRA expand.Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable said, “The British car industry is a big national success story. This year it has attracted more than £2.5 billion of investment and created 5,000 new jobs. Haldex’s decision to base its European Technical Centre at MIRA shows we are an attractive place for international companies to do business.“The Government’s industrial strategy is clearly working and giving business the confidence to invest and create more high skilled, long term jobs in the UK. We have launched the £3 million Automotive Investment Organisation – a specialist team dedicated to winning overseas investment in the UK car industry. We have also committed more than £1 billion over the next 10 years to ensure the UK maintains its leading position on researching and developing greener car technology.”Bo Annvik, President and CEO at Haldex, said, “The relocation of our European R&D Centre to MIRA Technology Park will allow us to expand our Engineering capabilities and benefit from integrating at one site our world class design and development resources with the multiple test track facilities at MIRA. We look forward to be a part of the MIRA community, and we believe that this initiative will be a keystrategic step in supporting our development that will benefit both Haldex and our customers.”Enterprise Zones are generating new long term investment , laying the foundations for future industries and helping to rebalance the economy. Since they were launched in April 2012, England’s 24 Enterprise Zones have attracted 212 businesses, secured half a billion pounds of private sector investment and created over 4,600 jobs.Today’s announcement is further proof that Enterprise Zones are attracting international companies, building centres of excellence in key sectors such as automotive, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy, and delivering the infrastructure and training that will ensure that Britain continues to be competitive and successful on the global stage. They are delivering government’s industrial strategy by investing in technology, boosting skills, strengthening supply chains and maintaining the UK’s business competitiveness.Over 35 top automotive companies, including Toyota, Cosworth and Pirelli, are already in Enterprise Zones in the UK. On top of that over 15 automotive businesses have moved to or plan to move to the Zones since 2012, including Ashok Leyland, Bloodhound, Bosch Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, Lockheed Martin, Norgren and Triumph.The Zones are working with local areas and schools to inspire the next generation of automotive workers and will create apprenticeships to train local people. By 2020, around 200 new apprenticeships and graduate training places will be required on MIRA. There is also an employment and skills work programme to support skills for businesses locating there.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Netflix increases UK subscription prices by up to 20

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Is Netflix too expensive? Netflix doesn’t think so 1:36 Apple iPhone XS See It $999 Share your voice $60 at Best Buy Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Post a comment The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Tags I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $210 at Best Buy $299 at Amazon UK Netflix subscribers will pay a higher price if they want to see the upcoming season of Black Mirror. Netflix Netflix has increased the cost of its UK subscriptions for the first time in two years, with its standard plan costing an extra £1 (around $1.25) a month.This plan, which is the streaming service’s most popular option, now costs £9 ($11.30) for new subscribers. It allows for two simultaneous streams and HD video.The premium option, which lets you have four streams at once and ultra-HD video, jumped £2 ($2.50) to £12 ($15). The basic SD-only subscription stays the same at £6 ($7.50). $6 at Tidal TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice The Cheapskate Netflix,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sprint Digital Media TV and Movies Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Stranger Things Lego: Get close up to the Upside Down $59 at eBay $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See it Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 7 Chris Monroe/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.center_img Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Best Buy Rylo See at Turo 22 Photos Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. The increases will hit the 10 million existing UK subscribers “over the coming weeks,” The Guardian reported Thursday. The company in January increased its prices in the US, where people pay $9, $13 or $16 depending on their choice of plan.The price hike reflects “the significant investments” Netflix has made in new TV shows and movies, like the upcoming fifth season of Black Mirror and The Dark Crystal prequel series, it told the BBC. Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read Google Home Hub review $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo See at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Amazon Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Boost Mobile Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $520 at HP $999 0 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Angela Lang/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

The Myth Of Trumps Economic Populism As Proved By The Tax Bill

first_img Share Susan Walsh/APPresident Trump points out a supporter of Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate, as he speaks at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday.Once upon a time, there was a group of conservative intellectuals who were agnostic about Donald Trump.They were not “Never Trumpers,” but they weren’t Trump superfans either.They thought Trumpism might offer something new for the GOP. Since Trump wasn’t tied to the orthodoxies of either party he could, theoretically, offer a more populist path toward the future for Republicans.Conservative writer Henry Olsen, at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, looked to the tax plan to reflect this new vision, but it wasn’t there.For now, Olsen said, “Trumpian populism remains a tantalizing promise for people who are interested in it.”Olsen expected the tax plan to include some of Trump’s populist campaign promises — that the rich would pay more, the forgotten working class would pay less, and special interest loopholes like the carried-interest provision for hedge-fund managers would be gone.But the tax bill ended up instead being traditionally Republican in its focus on cutting taxes for the well-to-do but barely touching the working class and not helping the middle class to a significant degree.“That’s not what Trump promised,” Olsen said. “And it’s not what Trump’s voters thought they were getting.”Whatever happened to Ivanka Trump’s child care tax credit?One of the biggest disappointments for conservatives who believed that Trump could have offered a new, more reform-minded populist economics was the failure of the expanded child care tax credit offered by Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Marco Rubio.It was an actual populist idea, geared to the working class, because it was refundable against payroll taxes. But not only did Republican leaders oppose it, they made sure it failed by requiring it to get 60 votes, unlike other amendments.Not populist, but very conservativeThe tax bill might not be the kind of populist piece of legislation Trump promised during the campaign, but it does have a lot in it to make conservatives happy. Obamacare is unraveled; there are more tax breaks for people who home-school their kids or send them to religious schools; and there are tax hikes for graduate students, university endowments and voters in high-tax states. In other words — Democrats.Maybe economic policy isn’t the point of Trumpism at allNicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty ImagesSupporters wait for President Trump to speak during a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center Friday in Pensacola, Fla.Maybe the most important thing Trump offers his supporters isn’t economic policy or any policy at all — it’s his racially charged Twitter feed and the cultural grievances it directs at immigrants, Muslims and millionaire black athletes.Sure, Trump’s followers like the idea of having fewer tax brackets, said conservative Ben Domenech, publisher of TheFederalist.com, but, “What gets them riled up and active is the embrace of the culture-war issues — that Trump has shown himself perfectly happy to fight in a way that Republicans in a lot of other positions have been unwilling to traditionally.”There have always been two parts to the Republican Party’s message: conservative social issues for its white, blue-collar, evangelical base (think school prayer, abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and crime) and a supply-side, trickle-down economic message for the rich and corporations. Trump has taken this two-pronged approach and put it on steroids.His tax bill is much more tilted to the wealthy than the tax bills of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush. And his white-identity politics is much more raw and more central to his persona.It’s as if the Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and the wealthy get the policy, while Trump’s blue-collar base gets the Twitter feed.What happens to this tension over time?In the long run, Olsen doesn’t think this Trumpist combination of trickle-down economics and white-identity policies offers a viable path for the GOP.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell smiles while talking to reporters. The GOP tax bill he’s shepherding passed the Senate and is now being reconciled with the House.He’s not even sure it’s sustainable for Trump. And he disagrees that the basis of Trump’s appeal was racial.“There is a lingering discontent in the country that is much more than racial resentment,” Olsen said. “The working-class voters who voted for Obama and then for Trump were not motivated only by race.”Olsen said voters generally give their presidential choice a long leash. But if the person doesn’t deliver on what they really want in the end, voters will turn against him. And then, the culture wars on Twitter won’t be enough.But in the short term, this tax bill just might be the kind of win Trump and his party need.To the extent it has any impact at all, in the first year or two, it will probably be a positive one for most people. Their taxes will go down, and they’ll be able to keep more of their own money.That’s because the tax bill is front-loaded; the goodies come first. The regressive, nonpopulist part of the bill, where taxes for the middle class actually go up — kicks in later, well after the next election cycle.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Citizens Rally For Driver Safety On Indian Head Highway

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com A group of residents who have lived through the anguish of losing their loved ones on a dangerous stretch of Route 210 in southern Maryland gathered June 8 to remember those who perished.  While Prince George’s County Police continue to increase measures that would curtail the number of fatalities, they acknowledge there is still a great deal of work to be done to improve safety on Indian Head Highway.In a solemn and emotional tribute, the 66 people who lost their lives over the last 12 years were remembered by friends and family with doves being released into the air.  Families and friends who lost loved ones along Indian Highway, the most dangerous highway in the state, gathered to remember the lives lost and rally for driver safety. (Courtesy Photo)While remembering those who died, many attendees acknowledged that the increase in the number of speed cameras still haven’t made the impact on safety that would deem the Indian Head Highway safety initiative successful.  Prince George’s County and Maryland State Police have intensified patrols throughout the stretch of highway that runs from Oxon Hill to Accokeek, but it still remains statistically the most dangerous thoroughfare in the state.“When you drive past a speed camera and you slow down, only to speed up once you get out of range — that means you haven’t really changed and your attitude about safety hasn’t changed,” Prince George’s County Council member Monique Anderson-Walker, whose district encompasses Indian Head Highway, told WTOP radio news.Anderson-Walker and Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale previously helped launch a County-wide auto safety initiative by addressing an assembly of students at Oxon Hill High School in March and encouraged them to wear seat belts using the #DrivingItHome hashtag on social media.After a December crash when three children died, Prince George’s County police began more aggressive enforcement along Indian Head Highway.  At least three new speed cameras have been placed along the stretch. More than 3,000 tickets have been issued during the first quarter of 2019 tickets, after 10,000 were issued in 2018.   However, residents and community leaders realize that many drivers manipulate the system by slowing down in areas near speed cameras and DUI checkpoints, but continue operating dangerously while outside those spots.  “What we really need to do is change driver behavior,” 7th District Commander Major Timothy Muldoon said at a community meeting earlier this year in Fort Washington. “Warnings are great, but I don’t think anything sends a message and changes driver behavior like writing a ticket.”The 210 Traffic Safety Committee will continue to hold monthly meetings to discuss future improvements and community awareness efforts. Their next meeting, scheduled for June 17, will take place at the Seventh District Police Precinct in Prince George’s County. They are hoping for harsher penalties that will dissuade drivers from openly disregarding speed limits and other moving violations.  The committee’s goal is to push this message through, not only those directly impacted by fatalities, but also community organizations such as civic groups, churches and homeowner’s associations.Nonetheless, that didn’t ease the pain for the people outside the Beloved Community Church in Accokeek, where loved ones of those tragically lost along the dangerous roadway gathered in rememberance of them.  Javon Hawkins, a 21-year-old with a promising future in track, was killed in a 2005 auto accident after running an Olympic qualifying time and seemed to be on the verge of blossoming into a star athlete. His former track and field coach at  Frederick Douglass High School spoke after his former student’s name was read among the list of others who had been killed along Route 210 at the memorial.“I still haven’t recovered,” said coach Joel Woodyear.  “He ran an Olympic qualifying time and that wasn’t the greatest thing he had achieved.”last_img read more

IsoRay Funding Brain Cancer Treatment Research With Ochsner Clinic Foundation

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 12, 2018 IsoRay Funding Brain Cancer Treatment Research With Ochsner Clinic Foundation Study will compare “keyhole” surgery with brachytherapy seeds to stereotactic radiosurgery in treating new brain oligometastases News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more June 12, 2018 — IsoRay Inc. announced the initiation of research funding for brain cancer treatment to Ochsner Clinic Foundation, a not-for-profit health system based in Louisiana.The funding is intended to support a study entitled “Comparison of Minimally Invasive Keyhole Craniotomy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of New Brain Oligometastases: A Prospective, Open Label Study.” The study will be led by Marcus Ware M.D., Ph.D., medical director of neurosurgical oncology at Ochsner. Ware is a Harvard Medical School graduate who completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the premiere programs in the world in brain tumor surgery and neuro-oncology. At Ochsner, he specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.Ware has actively pursued therapies that effectively address various brain cancers while minimizing impact on quality-of-life throughout his career. This new study will explore IsoRay’s signature Cesium-131 brachytherapy seed placed at the time of a brain surgery, a technique known as “keyhole” surgery. The combination of this minimally invasive surgery with Isoray’s highly conformal radiation therapy is intended to provide definitive treatment of brain tumors with surgery and radiation with as little impact on a patient’s quality of life as possible.For more information: www.isoray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more last_img read more

The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica

first_imgWith so many visitors in Costa Rica during this high tourism season, The Tico Times decided it was time to compile the ultimate (though relatively simple and short) guide to taxi service here.The ride-hailing service Uber arrived in Costa Rica last year, and continues to be controversial, while private chauffeurs, known as porteadores, waged a battle with the government in 2015 over the latter’s decision to renew only half of their permits.If you’re a newbie, we hope the following guide will make clear your options. And if you’re a citizen or long-term resident, we hope you’ll learn a few things you might not have known. Without further ado, here are five options for getting a paid, private ride in the land of pura vida.  Airport taxis: Orange airport taxis are the only ones officially authorized to pick up and drop off passengers at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside San José. They’ll take you anywhere in the country. You can call ahead for reservations, 2221-6865 or 2222-6865, or just grab one when you arrive.In practice, red taxis (see below) drop passengers off at the airport all the time.Official red taxis: There are just over 11,000 of them across the country. These are probably your best bet if you’re on the street and a torrential downpour suddenly makes you think twice about walking home. In San José, and in many other major cities and towns, red taxis are ubiquitous from sunup to sundown, though you might have a harder time hailing one at night to, say, get from your house to a bar. Vice versa, no problem.Red taxis are regulated by the government and their fares are set – and regularly tweaked — by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP). All red taxis are supposed to have meters, which means there should be no negotiating over the price of a ride between driver and customer. Taxis also have a yellow taxi hat on top and a yellow triangle on the door displaying the taxi license number and the area where the taxi is permitted to operate.Besides hailing one on the street, an app launched last year called Easy Taxi lets users in San José and Nicoya hail a red taxi through their smartphone. The app uses the phone’s GPS location to signal nearby participating taxis that there’s a fare waiting to get picked up. Riders get an estimated wait time and can track the taxi’s location on the app’s map. Easy Taxi works exclusively with licensed red taxis.You can also call a taxi company or cooperative that owns multiple vehicles and they’ll radio a car to come pick you up. If you prefer this to hailing one on the street, ask the nice man or woman who took you on your last ride for his or her card, or call one of the large cooperatives such as Coopetico (2224-7979). Alternatively, you can just search “taxi service Costa Rica” on the Internet or, if you still believe in such things, flip through the Yellow Pages and you’re sure to find many options.One big upside to calling a taxi? If you leave something behind or have any other problem with the ride, the company or cooperative can track the taxi that served you. At least one Tico Times staff member has recovered a cellphone that way.Also, if something seems off with the red taxi you hail – e.g. driver slurring his words, no meter — you can report it to ARESEP at 800-027-3737.Porteadores: This kind of transportation service is technically called a SEEtaxi (Special Stable Taxi Service), though everyone just calls them porteadores. These are private chauffeurs who shuttle people around for a fixed or negotiable price. You can find porteadores at the airport (even though they’re not supposed to pick up passengers there) and in tourist areas. Porteadores used to be piratas, but in 2001 the government decided to recognize the out-of-control pirate taxi business and give some of them permits to operate legally.The porteadores business is big, and has some powerful interests, including some legislators who own dozens of permits and pay drivers to operate cars. Last year, the Luis Guillermo Solís administration tried to reign in consolidation of the porteadores business by announcing that it would only renew half of the existing permits, those owned by individual drivers.Protests erupted and periodically blocked streets for several months but the government has thus far held its position. Solís did try to appease some of the drivers who lost their jobs by letting a certain number of them become regular red taxis.Pirate taxis, taxis piratas: These are guys who will take you where you want to go, and charge you whatever they want for it because they’re not regulated by the government. You can often find piratas at key spots off bus and train lines where other public transportation is scarce.A taxi pirata also might be your neighbor’s trusted driver who comes highly recommended and will give you a great deal on rides to the airport in his or her unmarked, smooth-driving car.Piratas are illegal, though, for the most part, tolerated by the government. (Still, more than 4,000 piratas were fined during the first six months of 2015, according to Traffic Police Commissioner Mario Calderón.)If a pirate taxi gets caught carrying a passenger, he or she could get fined. If a driver spots a Traffic Police officer up ahead and is worried about getting caught, you might be asked to make a quick exit from the vehicle. More likely, though, a pirate taxi driver will ask you to sit up front in the passenger seat to begin with and, if stopped, pretend like you know him or her. Because pirate taxis are unlicensed, you should avoid taking one unless a specific driver or association of drivers (some pirate taxis are actually, er, formally organized) is recommended by a trusted source.Uber: The giant taxi industry disrupter arrived in Costa Rica in August to the same mix of applause and controversy that the company elicits over nearly all of its ever-expanding turf. Uber offers services in the Greater Metropolitan Area, which includes the capital San José and parts of Heredia, Alajuela and Cartago.Uber drivers here now number several thousand, the company says.Services include the company’s basic ride-hailing service, UberX, and UberXL (formerly UberVAN), designed for groups of between seven and 14 looking to take day trips from San José.Would-be Uber riders should note that unless they have a local SIM card in their phone and have updated their Uber account with that number, they won’t be able to communicate with their driver, for example, to verify the pick-up location. Travelers might have roaming enabled on their phones but drivers may not be willing or able to make an international call.The Solís administration has reiterated on numerous occasions that it considers the company to be operating illegally, but has made very little effort to do anything about it. Meanwhile, Uber drivers say they’ve been attacked by disgruntled taxi drivers, and the company recently abandoned a job fair following sustained protests and confrontations with job-seekers. It was a rare retreat for the company, and while official taxi drivers will likely keep up the fight, by all appearances, Uber is here to stay — until the next big thing takes its place.  Recommended: La horma de mi zapato: On love and taxis Facebook Comments Related posts:Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica Guanacaste airport expansion set to begin in January President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next yearlast_img read more

BEIJING – Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide Inc

first_imgBEIJING – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) proudly announces the debut of the newly renovated St. Regis Beijing, following the completion of a comprehensive, $27 million renovation and restoration of its 258 guest rooms, 102 luxuriously appointed suites, signature restaurants and public spaces. The St. Regis Beijing also features Danieli’s, one of Beijing’s finest Italian restaurants, a luxurious natural spring water spa, more than 13,114 square feet of meeting and event space and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service. For more than a decade, the award-winning St. Regis Beijing has offered global travelers an unrivaled dimension of luxury, sophistication and bespoke service at the heart of China’s bustling capital city. “We are delighted with the newly renovated St. Regis Beijing. The hotel’s exceptional service, luxurious interiors and sheer beauty make it a perfect fit within the St. Regis brand, beautifully complementing a portfolio which includes The St. Regis Singapore and The St. Regis Shanghai, with several others under development in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Kuala Lumpur, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin,” said Mr. Miguel Ko, President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. Designed by New York-based Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates, the renovated property combines European style with distinct Chinese design influences to create a unique, luxurious and modern space. The lobby is both inviting and elegant, featuring hand-painted ceilings, pure silk embroidery and custom-made rosewood and lemonwood furnishings. Respecting the heritage of the Orient, Feng Shui designs for the water features of the hotel’s newly landscaped gardens are visually integrated into the design for the renovated Garden Lounge and Garden Court restaurant. In addition to Garden Lounge and Garden Court, the hotel’s line-up of distinguished dining establishments includes Danieli’s, voted “Beijing’s Finest Italian Restaurant,” Astor Grill, Wine Lounge and Celestial Court, offering authentic cuisine from Southern China. The legendary St. Regis Bloody Mary and an enticing array of teas and signature cocktails are served daily in Garden Lounge, where guests can enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening. The Press Club Bar offers a lively, private club-style ambience reminiscent of a bygone era.As part of the renovation, The St. Regis Beijing features 28 additional lavishly appointed St. Regis suites, bringing the total number of suites to 102, or 40 percent of its total room count. Overlooking the property’s tranquil gardens, the luxury accommodations feature extraordinary furnishing including cherry wood armoires, Chinese silk upholstery, fine European tableware, flat-panel LCD televisions and spacious work desks. In addition, WiFi service is available to all guests, throughout the hotel.The St. Regis Beijing houses The St. Regis Spa & Club, the first natural spring water spa in the city of Beijing. Since it opened in September of 2001, this urban sanctuary has featured exceptional services in a calm and exclusive setting. Drawing natural hot spring water from nearly 1,500 feet below the earth’s surface, this 21,480 square-foot facility provides guests with the ultimate spa experience. In its 10 revitalizing treatment rooms, professionally trained therapists deliver various styles of European, Western and Oriental massages, as well as traditional spa therapy treatments.More than 13,114 square feet of meeting and event facilities are available at The St. Regis Beijing, named as one of the best choices for meeting planners in the capital city. Accommodating virtually any type of meeting, conference or social event, the hotel offers a variety of meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology offerings. In addition, the hotel’s elaborate gardens provide a unique and seductive setting for private functions.The St. Regis Beijing features the famed hallmarks of the St. Regis brand including bespoke guest experiences and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service at one of the world’s best addresses. Trained in the English tradition, St. Regis butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest’s stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences.The St. Regis Beijing is located on Jianguomenwai Dajie in the heart of the city’s diplomatic district, near Beijing’s center for upscale shopping and business. Ideally located near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the hotel is within walking distance of the Silk Market, Ritan Park and the historic Beijing International Club.As the brand’s first hotel in Asia Pacific, The St. Regis Beijing has enjoyed a proud legacy of accommodating Beijing’s most prominent guests ever since its debut in October of 1997. In its distinguished 10-year history, The St. Regis Beijing has received extraordinary and consistent recognition from a wide array of prominent global lifestyle and travel publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Institutional Investor, and Elite Traveler.For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Combining timeless sophistication with modern luxury, the St. Regis brand is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century ago, St. Regis is known for delivering an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at the best addresses in the world. The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil highly anticipated St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City and Punta Mita in Latin America. In Asia, St. Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Kuala Lumpur, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain. Personalized service and amenities, enviable locations and luxuriously localized design are recognized worldwide as hallmarks of the St. Regis experience. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.last_img read more

Bobby Orr is pictured in a Toronto hotel room as h

first_img Bobby Orr is pictured in a Toronto hotel room as he promotes his new book “Bobby: My Story in Pictures,” on Monday, October 29, 2018. Orr doesn’t like the look of the NHL labour clouds forming on the horizon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – Bobby Orr provided hockey one of its most iconic pictures with his flying, horizontal celebration after scoring the winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup final.The Bruins defenceman beat St. Louis Blues goalie Glenn Hall from the lip of the crease just 40 seconds into overtime of Game 4 to complete the sweep and send fans at the old Boston Garden into a frenzy.Orr remembers the moment well — the joy on the Hall of Famer’s face is woven into the sport’s fabric — but as he explains in his new book “Bobby: My Story in Pictures,” a photo differs from a memory.“It represents a single moment in time,” Orr writes. “When you look at a picture, you might think at first that you’re just looking at a person, or maybe a place or some object.“But really, you’re looking at a time.”In his new book out this week, Orr shares plenty of his own intimate moments in time.There are photos of his parents, pictures from his childhood growing up in Parry Sound, Ont., the start of his hockey career, his triumphs, heartbreaks, and life following a premature retirement at age 30 because of injury.“It was a fun process,” Orr said in an interview with The Canadian Press this week. “A trip down memory lane. Seeing old friends, being able to put some of them in there was great.”The 70-year-old Orr also wrote a 2013 autobiography titled “Orr: My Story,” but said the new book gives readers the opportunity to experience what shaped him through pictures.“I wish I could have put more photos in there,” he said. “Seeing everything was nice.”There are the ones of his father on a Corvette in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War — including an outdoor hockey game with shipmates during some down time — and his mom and dad in a canoe passing the camera back and forth to take pictures of each other.There are shots of grandparents, hockey buddies, siblings, and personal family moments with his wife, Peggy, and their sons.“We had tons of photos,” Orr said. “Then we had to whittle it down.“It took a long, long time.”There’s the picture of Orr and a Bruins teammate on the shoulders of wrestler Andre (The Giant) Roussimoff, another of the time he played golf with comedian Bob Hope, LPGA star Juli Inkster and former U.S. President Gerald Ford.“It was a round that you didn’t want to end,” Orr recalled with a smile. “We laughed for five straight hours.”The overtime goal in 1970 is presented in three frames, but there’s another lesser-known picture of Hall and Blues defenceman Noel Picard, the player who helped launch Orr in the air, with their heads bowed as the crowd focuses on the Bruins’ celebration.“Their attention is directed towards the corner of the ice at the exact moment,” he writes of Boston fans. “I am on the bottom of the pile.“That’s the winning part of this moment in time.”But not all of the moments in the book involve good memories.There’s a picture of Orr in a Canada jersey before the 1972 Summit Series, which he would miss because of his troublesome knee. There’s also one of him putting on a brace and of the MRIs of his knees, while the book’s cover has him seated in an empty locker-room wearing shorts to emphasize the scars from his surgeries.Orr won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman eight straight times between 1968 and 1975, took the Hart Trophy three straight years as league MVP (1970-72) and grabbed the Conn Smythe Trophy as the top playoff performer in Boston’s Cup victories in both 1970 and 1972.He’s still the only defenceman to win the scoring title, doing it in both 1970 and 1975, but wound up playing only 657 games — with a mere 36 total coming in his final three seasons because of his knees.Orr scored 270 goals and 645 assists for 915 points with Boston and Chicago, where he finished his career in 1978.“It wasn’t hard,” he said of including pictures documenting difficult life moments. “(But) you sit and think, ‘What could I have done, what should I have done.’ You go through all that.”Orr does wonder what might have been if medicine were different in the 1970s or if he had suited up in a later era.“I wish I would have played longer,” he said. “My style didn’t help. I liked to have the puck a lot. When you have the puck a lot in our game, you’re going to be hit.”The book’s last 60 pages focus on Orr’s life after hockey. There are pictures with friends, including Don Cherry, and fellow athletes.But Orr said it’s no coincidence the book begins and ends with chapters dedicated to his loved ones.“It’s about how important family is,” he said. “There are lessons for everybody.“I just hope they enjoy it.”—“Bobby: My Story in Pictures,” Bobby Orr, Penguin Random House Canada, 213 pages, $37.00.Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Orr shares life in and out of hockey in new book “Bobby: My Story in Pictures”center_img by Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 31, 2018 6:50 am PDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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