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9, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Air Canada rouge says ‘Buenos Dias’ to Mexico starting October 10, with flights between Toronto and Cancun 6 days per week. And beginning December 19, Air Canada rouge will operate two flights daily between Toronto and Cancun, with convenient mid-morning and early evening departures. Cancun is the gateway to Mexico’s spectacular Mayan Riviera, Mexico’s premier visitor destination. Air Canada rouge’s service between Toronto and Mexico marks the next phase of its fleet and network expansion for winter 2013/14. Air Canada rouge announced earlier in June that it would be adding flights to Mexico, Las Vegas, Sarasota, and additional Caribbean destinations, from both Toronto and Montreal gateways. With this network expansion, the airline’s fleet grows from 4 aircraft to 10, including 2 Boeing 767-300ERs and 8 Airbus 319 aircraft. The fleet will grow to 10 aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of 6 Airbus A319 aircraft by December 2013 and an additional 4 Airbus A319 aircraft by March 2014, for a total of 14 aircraft by the end of the 2013-2014 winter season. Air Canada rouge will operate its A319 on the Cancun route. The newly fitted aircraft features 142 seats: 24 new slimline rouge Plus seats in a 3+3 configuration, offering more legroom and recline, and 118 new slimline rouge seats in a 3+3 configuration. Air Canada rouge is part of the new Air Canada Leisure Group, recently created by Air Canada to uniquely serve vacation travelers with flights and, through Air Canada Vacations, packaged holidays and cruises. “The Air Canada Leisure Group leverages the combined strengths at Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada rouge to offer the best possible travel experience for leisure customers so that they can truly ‘vacation ahead’,” said Michael Friisdahl, Chief Executive Officer of the leisure group.
Icahn has ventured up to Canada in the past, but the country seems riper than ever for American activist investors. William Ackman recently shook up an iconic Canadian brand, Canadian Pacific Railway, and made a killing for his Pershing Square hedge fund revamping the company. Canadas Globe and Mail even named Ackman its CEO of the year . Other American activists, however, have had less luck and dont view Canada as a great place to practice their brand of investing. Barry Rosenstein had his Jana Partners hedge fund launch an activist proxy campaign against Canadian fertilizer maker Agrium that failed. Rosenstein later slammed what happened to him in Canada , alleging the company bribed shareholders using a tactic allowed in Canada that saw Agrium pay brokers 25 cents for a successful vote in the proxy contest. Theres a cost to what they did. Theres a cost to corporate governance in Canada. Will I think twice about going back to Canada? Yeah, I would, Rosenstein said. American activist investors seem to be increasingly embarking on foreign adventures during a time when their investment strategies are ascendant, but going far from home doesnt make things easier. Another New York hedge fund billionaire, Dan Loeb, has so far not accomplished much in his effort to spark change at Japans Sony. Icahn is also coming to Talisman midway through a makeover. The company got rid of its previous CEO, who presided over a bundle of global assets from the North Sea to Kurdistan, Norway and Colombia, that proved unmanageable. A Canadian activist shareholder, West Face Capital, already seemed to pave the way for Hal Kvisle to take over as CEO last year and simplify the company by unloading some assets.
Microsoft Canada collaborates with Arlene Dickinson to fuel YouInc.com community for entrepreneurs
While Air Canada is boasting about improved service in other parts of the country, here, not so much. The most glaring cut is the direct flight to Londons Heathrow. I think its an absurd decision on behalf of Air Canada, said Edmonton Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Brad Ferguson. Edmonton and the capital region, were the youngest fastest growing jurisdiction in Canada. Our airport is one of the fastest growing in the country and we think Air Canada needs to be a part of that. This is a punitive decision on behalf of Air Canada. Obviously theyre looking to aggregate more out of Calgary and I think what theyre missing is weve got 1.2 million customers sitting here in Edmonton and the Capital region that now have zero direct flights to the United States or Europe through Air Canada, so Air Canada is now resorted to being a simple domestic carrier. Were going to need to pursue lots of options and idealy Air Canada will be a part of that. There are still direct US flights from Air Canadas code share partners like United. What we have right now, its not just about access, its about choice and Edmontonians and Canadians they need choice of where they fly to and how they get there and at what time. Were actively and agressively pursuing multiple flights Its all about us growing up as a city. This change of schedule comes on the heels of Edmonton International securing direct service through Iceland Air, which provides connecting service to several locations in Europe. The Edmonton to Heathrow route had moved from five days to three,and that inconsistency to Ferguson was also a problem. I used to be with Proctor and Gamble, I used to sell Crest as a living and Ill tell you, if your product is not on the shelf every day the consumer starts to buy Colgate instead. We have a very strong London flight, the flights are sold out, and the consumers are paying top dollar for those flights, its a profitable route and wed like to see a regular flight from Air Canada here. (sj)
Air Canada scaling back flights to London
8, 2013 /CNW/ – Microsoft Canada is very proud to announce a new collaboration with one of Canada’s most notable business icons, Canadian business leader Arlene Dickinson , in support of her new online community YouInc.com that celebrates and empowers entrepreneurs around the world. Microsoft Canada is bringing its business technology expertise to YouInc.com, the online community and resource hub for entrepreneurs. The collaboration between the technology leader and a venture capitalist on the CBC hit series Dragons’ Den, Arlene Dickinson launched on Wednesday, October 2 . “Microsoft Canada is extremely excited to support this incredible initiative. We believe that entrepreneurs and SMB’s have a significant role in driving innovation in Canada . Technology is the foundation for successful businesses and we are thrilled that Microsoft Canada will be the platform to enable entrepreneurs and SMB’s realize their full potential” said Dennis Cerasoli , Vice President, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group at Microsoft Canada As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Canada will co-create new content for YouInc.com on business technology solutions for entrepreneurs, including in-depth articles and features, exclusive offers, and direct access to experts with whom entrepreneurs can interact with for advice on technology challenges they may encounter. “Technology is the fuel for our growing entrepreneurial economy,” said Dickinson. “To be the best in the world, entrepreneurs need to have the technological tools and support which enable them to put their ideas and innovations into tangible, successful action, so I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Microsoft Canada.” YouInc.com gives entrepreneurs a community through which they can share, connect and grow through help and insights from peers and recognized experts alike. Microsoft Canada has a proud history of working with small and medium sized businesses to provide the full suite of technological solutions to enable them to reach their full potential. About Microsoft Canada: Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq “MSFT”) the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga , Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca . About YouInc.com: Arlene Dickinson launched YouInc.com in October 2012 as part of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises Ltd., a company created to invest in, serve and support entrepreneurs.
Clients who book a vacation package with Air Canada Vacations by October 31 will save $400 per couple and $600 per family to Mexico and the Caribbean. The Air Canada rouge crew offer the airline’s unique warm welcome onboard. Trained in customer service excellence, rouge crew take every measure to ensure flights that are relaxed, enjoyable and are part of a memorable start and end to a vacation. A tasty selection of meals, drinks and snacks, as well as comfort items such as pillows, blankets and headphones, are available onboard through Air Canada rouge’s Buy On Board service. Air Canada rouge aircraft are all equipped with player, a next generation in-flight entertainment system that streams unlimited live entertainment — including movies, TV shows, kids programming, music and an About Us section — to customers’ personal electronic devices. Air Canada rouge is one of the first airlines in North America to offer streaming onboard content. Player is offered at a nominal fee of $5 for rouge and rouge Plus customers for unlimited movie and TV show access; music and destination content are always complimentary. Customers simply need to bring their own fully-charged laptop or iPad, iPod or iPhone, or they can rent an iPad on board for $10. Visit Air Canada rouge at https://www.aircanada.com/rouge/en/index.html for more information about destinations and services offered. About Air Canada rouge Together with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively-priced travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens and multiple destinations in the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada’s 75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations’ 30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence. Learn more at www.aircanada.com/rouge or www.facebook.com/aircanadarouge . About Air Canada Vacations Air Canada Vacations is a leading Canadian tour operator offering a wide selection of vacation packages to destinations across Mexico & the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Canada and the U.S.A. and is a repeat recipient of the Consumer’s Choice Award for favourite Travel Wholesaler. Air Canada Vacations offers convenient connectors from 65 Canadian cities, Executive Class() service, on-demand seat-back entertainment from gate to gate on many flights, mobile app, web and mobile check-in and Aeroplan() Miles.
Canada’s Persistent Accusations Against Sri Lanka And Name Calling The Commonwealth Secretary General Will Not Prevent The CHOGM Summit.
It is also a broad based reality that Sri Lanka today is acclaimed for the peace and harmony enjoyed by her populace and the rapid development projects which have embellished the Island nation where observers marvel in wonderment that this is a nation which was under threat of destruction at the hands of ruthless terrorists where the rebuilding of the nation has been effected through the dedications and careful planningby an adminstration which has spared no pains towards transforming Sri Lanka into what many global observers of importance have deemed the Marvel of South Asia! Perhaps it is time appropriate for Sri Lanka to confront the Canadian Government towards substantiatingits claims and accusationsand if unable to do so tangibly simply desist in what is beginning to be a consternation for the Government of Sri Lanka in the face of all the progress made towards rebuilding the nation in the aftermath of great adversity caused by the troubles of the past! What makes all of this even more ludicrousas Canadasremarks intensified the row over the Commonwealths decision to host its biennial heads of state meeting in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo next month is, Canadas Prime Minister, Mr. Stephen Harper, s announcement that he would boycott the summit because of alleged human rights abuses by Mahinda Rajapaksas government, which until 2009 was engaged in a brutal civil war. The allegations, to reiterate are based upon pure conjecture, hearsay, falsified, contradictory reports and presentations which have been proved to be just that by experts and professional analystswho have examined them carefully, so where does the buck stop one wonders? Once again it needs to be pointed out that Canadian PM Harper has complained of reported disappearances, and allegations of extra judicial killings with no evidence or proof towards his claims and to suggest ( once again in irresponsible perspective perhaps) that It is clear that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to uphold the Commonwealths core values, which are cherished by Canadians. which is not kosher and unacceptable given the large proportion of Countries within the Commonwealth who have decided to attend the summit where an isolated few nations based on their own agendas( once again relative to the coercions of the Global Tamil Diaspora) with particular reference to India are obviously undecided whether or not to attend and in the end will in all probabilities be academic whether or not they attend as the summit will go on regardless! Canadabeing the Commonwealths second biggest funder of Sri Lanka after the UK and is now reviewing its 12m a year financial backing and looks set to cut support for the secretariat headed by Mr.Sharma which of course is not only a cheap shot based on the non submission nor capitulation by Sri Lanka to Canadas demands in the face of Mr.Sharmas resolute support as well as justifications on the part of Sri Lanka not to be sunjugated byCanada.It has also been observed by some, quite alarmiingly as having shades ofgross irresponsibilityfalling short of blackmail to which in all probabilities Sri Lankawill be non commital where the onus in the end will be on Canada for accountability for such draconian action and deemable as apathetic and hopefully answerable to the adjudicators within the Commonwealth who just might frown on Canadas stand. As is commonplace in these times and once again for very obvious reasons the UN resonates its clarion callabout continuing high levels of harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists in Sri Lanka which at the best of times are distorted, isolated incidents within a sovereign juridiction well within its rights to adjudicate and legislate the relativities which are internal matters of no concern to outside interference linked to the pomposities and arrogance of those who care to do soand blown out of proportion. To add insult to injury when India this week reiterated calls for all sections of the Sri Lankan population to be treated with equality, justice, dignity and self respect it seems to have taken on an air of arrogance and self imposed authority over issues which are already set in place and perhaps an attempt to appease the deadbeat politicos ofTamil Nadunattering away at the imagined plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils( Tamil Tiger supportive notwithstanding!) at times hardly realising thatthere is a contented Government supportive community of Tamils ever grateful for the manner in which the Government has responded to their needs where regardless of what good is done to them there will always be a segment of disgruntled Tamils disgruntled mostly because they could not achieve their pipe dream of Eelam and are now attempting to use a petty provincial council single victory in the North as a stepping stone towards their failed objectives of the past which in the end is wishful thinking! On a very positive note for Sri Lanka however the Commonwealth which has spoken collectively through its leadership has said that it respected Canadas decision but that Commonwealth leaders had made a collective decision in 2009, confirmed in 2011, that Sri Lanka would invariably host the summit. Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Disclaimer: The comments contained within this website are personal reflection only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the LankaWeb. LankaWeb.com offers the contents of this website without charge, but does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions expressed within. Neither the LankaWeb nor the individual authors of any material on this Web site accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this Web site.
Microsoft Canada collaborates with Arlene Dickinson to fuel YouInc.com community for entrepreneurs
8, 2013 /CNW/ – Microsoft Canada is very proud to announce a new collaboration with one of Canada’s most notable business icons, Canadian business leader Arlene Dickinson , in support of her new online community YouInc.com that celebrates and empowers entrepreneurs around the world. Microsoft Canada is bringing its business technology expertise to YouInc.com, the online community and resource hub for entrepreneurs. The collaboration between the technology leader and a venture capitalist on the CBC hit series Dragons’ Den, Arlene Dickinson launched on Wednesday, October 2 . “Microsoft Canada is extremely excited to support this incredible initiative. We believe that entrepreneurs and SMB’s have a significant role in driving innovation in Canada . Technology is the foundation for successful businesses and we are thrilled that Microsoft Canada will be the platform to enable entrepreneurs and SMB’s realize their full potential” said Dennis Cerasoli , Vice President, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group at Microsoft Canada As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Canada will co-create new content for YouInc.com on business technology solutions for entrepreneurs, including in-depth articles and features, exclusive offers, and direct access to experts with whom entrepreneurs can interact with for advice on technology challenges they may encounter. “Technology is the fuel for our growing entrepreneurial economy,” said Dickinson. “To be the best in the world, entrepreneurs need to have the technological tools and support which enable them to put their ideas and innovations into tangible, successful action, so I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Microsoft Canada.” YouInc.com gives entrepreneurs a community through which they can share, connect and grow through help and insights from peers and recognized experts alike. Microsoft Canada has a proud history of working with small and medium sized businesses to provide the full suite of technological solutions to enable them to reach their full potential. About Microsoft Canada: Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq “MSFT”) the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga , Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca . About YouInc.com: Arlene Dickinson launched YouInc.com in October 2012 as part of Arlene Dickinson Enterprises Ltd., a company created to invest in, serve and support entrepreneurs. YouInc.com serves as a member-based platform for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners around the world.
Two Calgary streets among Canada’s priciest shopping strips
Calgary, 4th St. S.W., $60; 6. Montreal, Green Ave., $60; 6. Montreal, Rue de la Montagne, $60. Calgaryas 17th Avenue S.W. saw a hike of 8.3 per cent. Rob Walker, senior vice-president and partner with Colliers in Calgary, said there are a number of reasons why high-end retailers are doing well in the city. aCalgarians are well travelled and familiar with U.S. and international brands a familiarity has value,a he said. Thereas also high levels disposable income by a large percentage of the buying public. Walker also said thereas a alemminga mentality on the part of many retailers. If Calgary is good enough for well-known luxury brands already in the market, then potential retailers see the market as being good and donat want to miss out on the consumer spending. The influx of U.S. chains and luxury brands into Canada, specifically to the West, contributed dramatically to the spike in lease rates along the highly-coveted retail locations in Western Canada, said Mary Mowbray, senior vice-president of retail with Colliers International.
USA Boxing sucker-punches Tyson
USA Network may be the No. 1 basic-cable network for the seventh year running, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t want to up it’s game when it comes to original programming. On Wednesday USA announced that it had given the green light to three new drama pilots, including one from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix. “These pilots illustrate our continued commitment to creating the next evolution of powerful original dramas for which USA is well known,” said Chris McCumber, the network’s president, in a news release. “This particular mix of dramas comes from some of the top writers and producers in the industry, each of whom brings a distinct point of view and unique talent for developing high-stakes story lines and compelling characters.” The announcement that Nix has a new show in the works comes hot on the heels of the September series finale of “Burn Notice.”In its seven years on air, Burn Notice was a huge hit for USA. In 2009 it became the most-watched scripted series ever on basic cable in the coveted 18-49 demographic. It was nominated for multiple Emmys over the years. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers In September Nix told The Times , “I have another show at USA — a pilot — hopefully it’ll go to series but you never know, and I’m acutely conscious of how lucky I was to have something like ‘Burn Notice’ my first time out. I know firsthand not everything is successful and you really have to savor the things that are.” Nix’s new project is titled “Complications” and it’s about a jaded suburban ER doctor who saves a child’s life during a drive-by shooting, killing one of the assailants in the process. It turns out, however, that the boy’s life has been marked and the doctor makes it his mission to protect him. The second pilot to get the go is “The Novice,” about a recent college grad who, thanks to the sour economy, turns to a life of crime to support himself and his family.
Presidents Cup: USA takes big lead into singles play
This is where the matches stood when play was suspended by darkness Saturday night: Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (USA) all square with Jason Day/Graham DeLaet through 13 holes. Bill Haas/Steve Stricker (USA) 2-up on Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama through 10 holes. Ernie Els/Brendon de Jonge (International) 2-up on Woods/Kuchar through nine holes. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel 3-up on Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker through 12 holes. Sunday’s singles 9:30 a.m.: Hideki Matsuyama vs. Hunter Mahan 9:41: Jason Day vs. Brandt Snedeker 9:52: Graham DeLaet vs. Jordan Spieth 10:03: Ernie Els vs. Steve Stricker 10:14: Brendon de Jonge vs. Jason Dufner 10:25: Adam Scott vs. Bill Haas 10:36: Branden Grace vs. Zach Johnson 10:47: Marc Leishman vs. Matt Kuchar 10:58: Richard Sterne vs.
[+] Enlarge AP/Richard Shotwell/Invision USA Boxing sent an open letter to Mike Tyson, asking him to wait until after the 2016 Rio Games to sign the country’s top amateur fighters. But if Tyson wants to move past pigeon-racing reality shows on Animal Plant or another academy award-winning guest appearance in “The Hangover IV: A New Hope” and make his move to be the next Don King, who are we — or USA Boxing — to complain? Tyson has done so well with his life since he left the sport (as long as he does not revert to the misbehavior he exhibited after longtime trainer Cus D’Amato died, then all is good). But this isn’t about Tyson or his response to Butler’s letter in the New York Post claiming the organization never reached out to him directly and is “taking advantage of my name and company for publicity.” This is about USA Boxing. When did USA Boxing become so sanctimonious? So righteous and indignant? Boxing promoters have perpetually gone after amateur boxers in an attempt to get them to skip the Olympic route. For years, promoters have used everything from Muhammad Ali throwing his gold medal into the Ohio River to the image of Roy Jones Jr. standing next to a ref as he lifted the arm of Park Si-Hun in the Seoul Olympics (considered by many as one of the most corrupt moments in Olympic history) as examples of the unimportance of the Olympics in the arc of one’s career. More recently, promoters simply need to run off the names of top boxers who didn’t need an Olympic medal to succeed as a pro — Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Adrien Broner, Timothy Bradley — to prove that participating in the Olympics is as useful as an iPhone 3GS. After Athens 2004, USA Boxing had been able to say to every American who has thought about joining them: “Look at Andre Ward’s career, and we’ll show you how Ward benefited from being in the Olympics.” But when a country goes through an entire Olympics as the United States did at London 2012 and returns without a single medal, the sell gets difficult.
At the event, Box announced the formation of its non-US headquarters in the UK, a customer engagement with the London Borough of Hounslow, and a partnership with Methods, a UK technology advisory firm for the public sector. The new office expands the company’s existing presence in London, and enables Box to continue to grow its employee base in the UK and throughout Europe. David Quantrell, Box senior vice president and general manager for EMEA, said, “As we expanded in Europe and witnessed growing demand for Box, we decided that London was not just an ideal location for an office, but also a great place to establish an official headquarters for our international operations. London is a central hub in the world economy and home to a fantastic pool of talent. Just as importantly, the UK government’s Patent Box regime and other recent economic initiatives provide us with a supportive environment for continuing to grow and expand aggressively around the world.” The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, “It is fantastic news that one of Silicon Valley’s finest, Box, has opted to locate their non-US headquarters in London. This comes after Box took part in my programme held during the Olympic Games last year that gave investors a taste of all that London has to offer. This arrival is further welcome evidence of London’s status as a leading tech capital helped by the availability of a talented workforce, the work space and world beating universities.” Since first opening a London office in June 2012, Box has more than doubled user growth outside of the US and continues to expand throughout Europe, hiring more than 80 employees in the region. In addition to growing its existing offices in London, Munich and Paris, Box has recently added employees in the UK to address growing demand for partnerships and sales in the Nordics, Benelux, Spain and Italy. Overall, Box has more than 20 million users worldwide at more than 180,000 businesses. The company saw 150% increase in sales in 2012 and is on pace to more than double again in the current year. Hounslow Chooses Box, Continues to Pioneer Cloud Transition The London Borough of Hounslow, a local government council that supports more than 250,000 residents in the UK, joins global Box customers such as Procter & Gamble, Rosetta Stone, Schneider Electric, Heathrow Airport and Royal Haskoning DHV. The Council chose Box to address its need for secure collaboration with internal teams and external partner agencies, as well as document management for its departments. Anthony Kemp, director corporate resources at London Borough of Hounslow, said, “We are delighted to have signed with Box.
Judy O’Rourke to receive OBE from United Kingdom
Judy O’Rourke O’Rourke is the Syracuse facilitator of the Lockerbie Scholarships, which allow two students from Lockerbie to come to Syracuse annually for one year of study. Nearly 50 young men and women from Lockerbie have come to SU since the program’s inception in 1990. “In everything she has done, Judy has gone far beyond what her job would require in providing support to the students who have gone from Lockerbie Academy to Syracuse University,” Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell told the Scottish press. “It is therefore fitting that she is honored for her outstanding and long-lasting friendship with Lockerbie and huge personal contribution she has made to U.S. and U.K. relations in the most difficult of circumstances.” “The Lockerbie Scholarship is something that is truly a life-changing experience, and Judy ORourke has helped provide that experience to close to 50 students now, says Fergus Barrie, a 2011-12 Lockerbie Scholar who is now a junior in sport management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics . In August 2011, Judy greeted me at the airport with open arms and welcomed me into her home. Ever since then she has been there to help me throughout my time here. Now, two years after being a Lockerbie Scholar, she still shows the same amount of support that she did during my first weeks on campus. I know that this level of support and passion has been present ever since the first scholar came to Syracuse. Judys efforts throughout the past 25 years have been nothing short of phenomenal and she is a great example of the extremely strong bonds that Lockerbie now shares with Syracuse, Barrie says.
Khloé Kardashian Parties in Hollywood, Tweets About ‘Real Love’
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However, I was at a loss to know what would be the right style for a woman who may be past her prime but isnt quite ready for the knackers’ yard. So I was apprehensive when celebrity hairdresser Jo Hansford – whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, no less – recommended a short layered bob, as sported by the evergreen Cameron Diaz. She assured me that, far from making me look middle-aged, it would actually knock ten years off my appearance. Star style: Cameron Diaz looks younger than her 41 years Cameron does indeed look more youthful than her 41 years, but could that really be down to her hairstyle? The cut alone, I was told, would not be enough to complete the transformation. Although I’m a natural blonde, over the past few years so much grey has grown through that my crowning glory had begun to look more witchy-white than golden. So Jo recommended an all-over golden caramel tint with low-lights at the crown and highlights at the ends to give me a more youthful, sun-kissed look. As a mother of three with a demanding career and little spare cash to spend on myself, I was nervous about making changes that sounded so high-maintenance. ‘As we age, longer hair can appear to drag our facial muscles down while shorter styles create the illusion of pulling them up, giving gravity a helping hand,’ Jo Hansford told me. ‘Your old haircut was triangular – very heavy at the bottom and the length was weighing it down. ‘You have a square-shaped head and chin (really?) so we’d suggest taking the length up above the shoulders, and putting in some graduation at the front, to soften these angles. Your hair would then frame your face, and we’d reshape the back to give it more bounce. ‘Your fringe should sweep over to one side, like Cameron Diaz’s, as this would soften your features, taking years off you. ‘You look like the sort of woman who’s too busy fussing with her hair to look after her children’ ‘Your old hair colour was luminous, so we will tint it all over to a more translucent, softer blonde, using golden caramel shades.
“She seemed really uncomfortable,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She was constantly playing with her hair with her left hand almost as if to show off that she was wearing her wedding ring. It seemed very intentional.” Sipping on a vodka cranberry and a glass of champagne throughout the night, Kardashian bobbed her head to the music and whispered occasionally with The Game, though “there wasn’t anything that made the two look like they were anything more than friends,” adds the source. Just after 2 a.m., the reality star who gamely posed for fan photos inside the club headed out with her entourage. Later, Kardashian fired off a series of Tweets about love. PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom: Their Marriage Ups and Downs “Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained. The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it, understand,” she wrote . She followed it with , “If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end.
Since the NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, it has never scheduled teams from the same division to face one another at Wembley. The NFL plans to announce opponents for the 2013 games in London sometime during this season. The Bears last played in London on Oct. 23, 2011, and defeated Tampa Bay 24-18. Heres hoping the NFL picks the Bears to head back to London. We all know how well Bears fans travel, and the last time the team made the trip, there certainly was no shortage of supporters in the stands at Wembley and walking the streets of London during the week leading up to the game. Besides that, for ESPNChicago.com colleague Jeff Dickerson and I, the trip was an absolute blast. On the night before the game, I attended a “tweetup” with several local NFL fans (I even met a Jaguars fan) who knew tons about the game and love it just as much as we do. On the day of the game, I met a Bears fan who had hopped a train from Edinburgh, Scotland, for the six-hour ride to London to watch the game. A Bears fan for more than 20 years, he actually named his daughter Devin after kick returner Devin Hester. I wrote about him while trying to set the scene for what turned out to be an exciting day. His story was just one in seemingly dozens of interesting ones that Id definitely like to experience again. Lets get into some links.
London black taxis turn white for Australia
“They’re white, which is probably better in a hot climate, but they are also specifically hot-climate vehicles. They have different ventilation to make sure they don’t overheat,” a spokeswoman for The London Taxi Company told AFP. The taxis sent to Perth are ex-demonstration models. In a publicly-funded package, the city’s cabbies will have their normal weekly licence fee waived for the first four years of running them — meaning they will recoup almost the full vehicle cost — if they take up the TX4. A white London taxi is seen driving along street in the British capital on May 24, 2013 (AFP Photo/O “The response has been phenomenal,” said Evan Simeon, who heads the company’s operations in Australia. “One Perth operator who purchased a fleet of 50 bright white, used TX4s has already had a stampede of drivers who want to be the first ones to buy a cab and partake in the trial. “What has been especially gratifying are the offers from expat London taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.” The manufacturer was rescued from administration earlier this year by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The company has two factories: one at Coventry in central England for the domestic British market, and one in Shanghai for worldwide sales. The Perth cabs were shipped from the Chinese commercial hub. A white London taxi is seen driving along street in the British capital on May 24, 2013 (AFP Photo/O He said a new, intensive driver training course would be implemented in Perth, similar to “The Knowledge” — the methods London cab drivers use to remember every street in the city and work out routes between them. “It is integral to the entire proposition — a TX4 is nothing without a professional driver behind the wheel,” said Matthew Cheyne, international sales director for The London Taxi Company. The firm claims their vehicles are the only cars in the world designed specifically for use as cabs. They have a 25-foot (7.6-metre) turning circle and retain much of their original 1948 design.
Your guide to the porn-y fall movie season: Has Hollywood gone too far?
We don’t know where the ladies of “American Horror Story’s” coven will rank just yet, but here’s a look at our other favorite witches. Veronica Lake didn’t need any magic to cast a spell on the audience; she did that naturally. But in 1942′s “I Married A Witch,” the iconic screen siren plays a 17th-century witch who, after being burned at the stake, is brought back to life in the 20th century and falls for the politically inclined descendant (Fredric March) of her puritanical Salem prosecutor. Who better than Lake to show how fun being bad can be? When it comes to witches, our prototype is the Wicked Witch of the West — wonderfully redeemed in “Wicked” — but one’s claim to evil can’t be properly held without a goodie-two-shoes like Glinda the Good Witch around. Besides, Glinda showed in 1939′s “Wizard of Oz” that magic can have a sweet, courageous side, too. The Evil Queen in “Snow White ” is the original animated Disney villain, appearing in Walt Disney’s first animated film, 1937′s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Trying to claim the title of “fairest of them all,” the queen had to use dark magic to turn herself into a witch so she could trick the (let’s face it, pretty gullible) princess. For their second film together, “Vertigo” stars Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart went supernatural with 1958′s “Bell, Book and Candle.” Novak was the one with tricks up her sleeve in this romantic comedy, as her character, Gillian, casts a spell on Stewart’s Shep Henderson, causing him to leave his fiancee and fall for her. Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacs also star. In a cackling contest, Witch Hazel would have everyone beat . The animated witch was often Bugs Bunny’s foe, but given her jovial attitude and infectious giggle, you can’t help but love her. Sixties sitcom “Bewitched” lasted long enough to introduce us to three generations of fabulous witches: supernatural housewife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery, left), her sly mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead), and the littlest witch in the Stephens family, Tabitha (Erin Murphy). The hijinks on “Bewitched” are classic, and we still actively wish we could pull off tricks with just a wiggle of the nose. We didn’t dig Wilhelmina Witchiepoo’s incessant attempts to steal away Jimmy’s talking flute, Freddy, but we did think the “H.R.
My hair, he told me, is twice as thick as and much curlier than the Hollywood star’s, so he pared it right down to get it to lie as flat and look a little choppy like hers. And as my fringe was shorter than Cameron’s, he created a kind of sweep-over, taking a chunk of hair from the right side of my head and training it to fall over to the right. ‘Cameron will have a team of people whose job it is to make sure she always looks her best in public,’ said Marcio. ‘But with the right cut and blow-dry, women like you can achieve this look.’ Not all happy: Helen’s three children preferred her old hair style So what was the verdict? If I’m honest, when I looked in the mirror after my blow-dry I got a shock. My hair has never been so short – or indeed dark, although, of course, it’s still blonde. I felt immediately lighter, and more carefree, having shed several inches from the length, and a considerable amount more from the width of my hair. And, conscious that I’m wary of change, I decided to give it a day or two before deciding how much I liked the new me. But I wasn’t bargaining on the reaction from my children – Daniel, 11, Isobel, nine, and Christian, five – when I arrived home. All three were visibly perturbed by my new appearance, insisting that I no longer look like their mother. ‘We look as though we’re out with a young childminder, not our mum!’ Isobel, with her knack for getting to the nub of things, spoke for them all when she said: ‘You look like the sort of woman who’s too busy fussing with her hair to look after her children properly.’ Sobbing at bedtime and insisting I could be an impostor pretending to be her mum, she begged me to go back to the salon and return to my old cut and colour, then left a note on my pillow saying: ‘I want Mummy back!’ The boys were equally unsettled, if a little less vocal about it. I’m sure Isobel thought she was just being reassuring when she called to them: ‘Come and sniff her, she still smells the same. It must be Mummy.’ My husband said I looked lovely and was amused by our children’s reaction. Highly observant, he said he would never have known I’d had a tint if I hadn’t mentioned it.
Too many people in our society have become desensitized. Some of the films make this years controversial Spring Breakers appear tame. So where to even start? Daniel Radcliffe has shed his Harry Potter persona for the upcoming Kill Your Darlings with an exploration of homosexuality, masturbation and picking up older men in bar, and Blue is the Warmest Color continues to stir controversy in the U.S. as it is released in more and more film festivals. The French lesbian movie, which won the Cannes Film Festival, is being hailed for its artistic elements and passionate love story, but has been slapped with a NC-17 rating and includes a very graphic, lengthy sex scene. Technically in America, the relationship would be considered statutory rape. But according to human behavior expert Patrick Wanis, sexually explicit content is everywhere and it is simply a logical progression that the business of Hollywood would cash in by taking the cultural movement to the next level. The cultural shift is not only about sex, it is about a general degradation of values, he said. Pornography and sexualization of girls are everywhere in books, music, advertising and television. Porn has become completely mainstream on computers and phones and now we have girls as young as 12 dressing up in really short skirts, stilettos and makeup. As far as films this season go, theres also Concussion, which offers a character who transforms from a lesbian housewife to a hooker via a concussion; Joseph Gordon-Levitts recently released directorial debut Don Jon, which explores whether porn or romantic movies do more damage and James Francos Child of God, which follows a Southerner through his crazy necrophilia endeavors. Franco also stars in the upcoming Palo Alto playing a soccer coach who seduces a student, and then there is Afternoon Delight, a film about married couples in strip clubs. We also had Adore which featured two childhood best friends sleeping with each others sons, and Thanks For Sharing also added to the sex-saturated fall lineup with a tale about sex addiction.
New York Taxi-of-Tomorrow Plan Struck Down by State Court
His bail was set at $75,000 cash or $100,000 if secured by property, and his next court appearance was set for October 11. Chance’s lawyer, Gregory Watts, said his client didn’t take part in the beating. He said Chance and Mieses are also victims in the case, and he urged prosecutors to call a grand jury to investigate Lien. “We concede the criminal mischief,” Watts said. “It’s obvious that he overreacted. But the law does permit someone who is a victim of an accident to at least attempt to get the identification of the motorist. My client obviously overreacted in that manner, but he is not this thug assaulting someone who’s harmless, contrary to the public opinion that’s being put out there.” Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Lien was in his Range Rover on his way back from an outing to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. Dozens of bikers swarmed past him on Manhattan’s West Side Highway. A cycle quickly slowed down in front of Lien, who bumped its rear tire, slightly injuring rider Christopher Cruz. Lien pulled to a stop, and angry bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking its tires, police said. Lien stepped on the gas, plowing into three more bikers, including Mieses, who was critically injured. One of the bikers, wearing a helmet camera caught the dust-up on video, which later in an edited version appeared on the Internet. It showed the Range Rover stopping at a later point with the biker gang still in pursuit. A man, who police say was Sims, got off his motorcycle and opened Lien’s door, police spokesman Sgt.
New York art exhibit celebrates centennial of iconic 1913 show
Taxi fleet operators sued the city in December seeking to block the requirement, and a judge in May halted the program, saying it violated the administrative code because there was no option for medallion owners to buy a hybrid vehicle. In June, the city revised the rules to let medallion owners buy hybrids until Nissan develops a hybrid version of the NV200. The fleet operators sued again in July, and State Supreme Court Justice Shlomo S. Hagler in Manhattan blocked the plan in a ruling dated today, saying the commission exceeded its authority under the city charter by requiring the purchase of a specific vehicle. TLC Authority If the TLC was vested with the authority to contract for the medallion owners with third party vendors, the TLC may, for instance, also have the authority to mandate the purchase of special insurance from a particular insurance company or even to purchase a more efficient fuel from a designated vendor at pre-determined prices, Hagler said. The decision is fundamentally wrong, because it was within the commissions authority to authorize the Taxi of Tomorrow, Michael A. Cardozo, New York corporation counsel, said in a statement. The city intends to appeal immediately, he said. Aside from its being by far the safest taxicab ever designed, the NV200 has superior legroom, a panoramic roof and a host of other comforts and amenities, Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said in a statement. We remain committed to bringing it to the riding public. The Taxi of Tomorrow program is a plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg s administration to standardize and expand the citys fleet of 13,237 yellow cabs with 15,237 yellow vans built by Nissan, of which more than 2,000 would be accessible for wheelchairs. The mayor is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP. $1 Billion Revenue The Nissans, already being made, were to hit the streets Oct.
New York Set to Reach Climate Point-of-No-Return in 2047
President Barack Obama cited the storm in his State of the Union address this year as a sign of the urgent need to address climate change. Changes will occur in the tropics sooner because they have a less variable climate, so even a small change in average temperature can take an area outside historical norms, according to the study. That may harm biodiversity in lower latitudes because tropical plants and animals are suited only to smaller variations in the climate, the researchers wrote. Finish Line Conservation practitioners take heed: the climate-change race is not only on, it is fixed, with the extinction finish line looming closest for the tropics, Eric Post , a professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, wrote in an accompanying article in Nature. The study used as a baseline the average annual temperatures in cities around the world for each year from 1860 through 2005. While some years in the next few decades are predicted to exceed the highest of those averages, later years will return to levels within the historical average. Climate departure is the point when temperatures go outside that band and all subsequent years will exceed the range. That will occur in Mexico City in 2031, Mumbai in 2034, Baghdad , Cairo and Nairobi in 2036, Tokyo in 2041, Rome in 2044, Bangkok in 2046, and Rio de Janeiro in 2050. The Indonesian city of Manokwari is expected to get there first, in 2020. The results highlight the challenge faced by United Nations envoys who are trying to negotiate by 2015 a binding treaty to combat climate change that would take effect from 2020. Warming Planet World leaders have agreed to contain temperature rises since industrialization to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and the UN last month said the planet has already warmed by an average 0.85 degree since 1880. The World Bank last year said the planet is on track to warm 4 degrees by 2100. Fourteen researchers at the University of Hawaii and Japan s University of the Ryukyus contributed to the study, which used projections from 39 computer models that analyze multiple climate variables, including air temperature, precipitation, evaporation and the acidity of the oceans. While the study focused on air temperatures, the authors also said the global average pH of the ocean — a measure of acidity — departed from its norm in 2008, because of narrow historical variability of the measure. We are pushing the ecosystems of the world out of the environment in which they evolved into wholly new conditions that they may not be able to cope with, Ken Caldeira , a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, said in the statement.
The Armory Show was probably the most important art exhibition in America,” Marilyn Satin Kushner, the co-curator of the exhibition, said in an interview. “This is a landmark time in terms of the history and in terms of the history of art in America.” The exhibition includes 100 works from the original show by artists such as Duchamp, whose masterpiece “Nude Descending a Staircase” was mocked and compared at the time to an explosion in a shingle factory, and Matisse’s “Blue Nude,” considered depraved for its distortion of the female form. Francis Picabia’s “Dances at the Spring” was likened to a patchwork quilt. Using artifacts, historical documents and archival photographs and films, the exhibition puts the works in the context of 1913 New York. “It will introduce people to what was going on in New York in 1913 because one can’t understand the Armory Show completely unless one understands that New York at that time period was the age of discovery, the age of freedom, the age of independence, the age of youth marching in the streets for women’s rights,” said Kushner. THREATENED BY THE ART The 1913 show, officially known as The International Exhibition of Modern Art, was organized by a small group of young American artists called the Association of Painters and Sculptors. They were looking to showcase their work, as well as that of other artists. It was considered a turning point because it introduced Americans, accustomed to classical art, to the European avant-garde. The show, which attracted thousands of visitors, shocked some viewers and sparked harsh criticism. “They were very threatened by the art,” said Kushner. “There were people on both sides of the fence but the noisiest people didn’t get it, didn’t want to get it and couldn’t understand it.” The exhibition includes photos of the original show and a chart showing how it was organized so modern-day viewers can get an idea of what visitors saw 100 years ago. Many of the paintings and works on paper were by American artists, such John Sloan’s “Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair” and “Landscape with Figures” by Maurice Prendergast. Other galleries feature Impressionist works, which were already accepted by Americans in 1913, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Algerian Girl,” and paintings by the precursors to modernism, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh.