Quebecs Superstar Music Media Exec Anne Vivien

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When the English Canadian music business thinks about the French-Canadian music business, which isn’t all that often, it often regards it with a sense of curiosity, wonder and envy. A French name pops up at the top of the SoundScan sales chart;  “hey… hang on a sec, who is this and how did they go from not even being on the chart last week, to being number 1 this week, WTF?”.Pour another coffee and permit me to increase your envy with a tale of horizontal integration and the most powerful woman in the Canadian music business today.Her name is Anne Vivien; she is from a small town of 1000 people (1500 in the summer!) from outside of Grasse in the south of France, and she is the Executive Vice President for Music and Development at Quebecor. As such she is the head of Distribution Select, the label Musicor and the Musicor show division, all sister companies of the homegrown media empire Quebecor. Facebook Quebecor owns the most highly rated conventional television station in Quebec  the TVA network, a number of cable channels, a portfolio of the most-read newspapers, one of the most successful book publishers, a catalogue of glossy magazines and oh yeah, almost forgot, one of the leading internet and cable service providers in Quebec, Videotron. So when Anne builds an artist release plan, she has a toolbox most labels could only dream of. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgFX is also rebooting “Shogun” as a 10-episode limited series, which it calls its “largest international scale production to date.” The series will be based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell that was turned into a 1980 miniseries event by NBC starring Richard Chamberlain.The plot charts the collision in Japan of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai. The new version will be written by Eugene Kelly (“Westworld,” ”Leftovers” and “Boardwalk Empire”) and Ronan Bennett (“Public Enemies,” ”Top Boy”).FX has lured Rock to star in a new season of “Fargo,” set in 1950, which will begin production in 2019. Rock will play the head of a criminal syndicate who has struck an uneasy peace with a rival group — they’ve swapped sons. A death forces the unraveling of their plans. Longtime “Fargo” show runner Noah Hawley will again lead the creative team. Advertisement Facebook BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal Japan and returning for a fourth series of “Fargo,” this time with Chris Rock.The network revealed some of its upcoming plans Friday and they include the eight-episode “Devs” by writer and director Alex Garland, who wrote and directed the 2014 feature film “Ex Machina” starring Alicia Vikander. The upcoming TV series is set at a secretive tech firm in San Francisco that may be responsible for a murder.“Devs” will star “Parks and Recreation” veteran Offerman as the firm’s CEO, Sonoya Mizuno, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny and Alison Pill. It will premiere on FX in 2019. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img FILE – In this March 8, 2017 file photo, Nick Offerman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Kong: Skull Island” at the Dolby Theatre. FX is picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Offerman, sinking resources into a series based in feudal Japan and getting Chris Rock to star in a fourth series of “Fargo.” The network revealed some of its upcoming plans Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Moroccan Ambassador: Algeria Hampers Maghreb Integration Project

Rabat – A Moroccan ambassador has addressed Algeria’s reluctance to open the Moroccan-Algerian border and the Maghreb integration project.The Moroccan ambassador to Italy, Hassan Abou Ayoub, discussed the circumstances of Algeria’s refusal to open its borders with Morocco on Thursday with Italian journalists.“Algeria closes its borders with Morocco because it is not prepared for integration,  contrary to the propaganda it tries to convey,” said the ambassador. The meeting, under the theme “The Mediterranean and the European Union: Challenges and political and economic stability,” was part of a festival of Mediterranean journalists.Commenting on the state of the Algerian economy, the ambassador said that Algeria “does not have the means to compete with Morocco and Tunisia in areas such as industry and agriculture.“Algeria has an inferiority complex and has no desire or ambition to work for Maghreb integration.”Algeria closed its borders with Morocco in 1994 when Morocco imposed visa regulations on Algerian visitors in the wake of a terrorist attack on the Atlas Asni hostel in Marrakech.Morocco lifted the visa requirement in 2004. But the border has remained closed.The diplomat also compared the process of European integration with the Maghreb, saying that the lack of political dialogue and the freezing bilateral cooperation are the main factors in the failure of Maghreb integration.Reiterating Morocco’s position on the Western Sahara conflict, the Moroccan representative said that the conflict is an obstacle to Maghreb integration as it is a “problem between Morocco and Algeria.”The official said the solution to the conflict relies on the involvement of Algeria in the UN-led political process.Algerian officials, however, have claimed that the conflict should be solved between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front only.Moroccan and Algerian activists marched on July 22 to the border “to call on the authorities of both countries to open the border.”Moroccan newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported that the initiative received thousands of nods from citizens who supported the idea.In March, Algerian politician Mohcine Belabbas said that the border opening depends largely on the Algerian government.He added that the idea also requires “talks between the leaders of the two countries in order to establish cooperation on their security against the banditry and trafficking that have increased due to the closure.” read more

Prime Minster defends decision to form a coalition

The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony held today to launch the ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’, introduced for the betterment of the children in Sri Lanka. The ceremony was held at Temple Trees. Also speaking here, President Maithripala Sirisena said the government, in line with its policies, implemented a number of programs for children throughout the last two and half years.He said the government is giving priority to the safety and the future of the children. “Some people are critical of the decision to form a unity government. But if we did not work together we would not be able to introduce this insurance scheme,” the Prime Minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today defended the decision to form a coalition with President Maithripala Sirisena.He said that if not for the coalition a lot would not be possible. The new insurance covers 4,500,000 children of 11,242 schools throughout 24 hours. The Ministry of Education and Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation will provide special benefits to the children under this insurance scheme. The objective of this insurance scheme is to make the school children healthy and pave them way to get the utmost use of the educational opportunities.Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Kabhir Hashim, Vajira Abeywardena, Rauf Hakim, Ravi Karunanayake, Daya Gamage, Sarath Fonseka, State Minister P. Radhakrishnan, Ruwan Wijeywardena and the Secretary to the Ministry of Education Sunil Hettiarachchi were among those who participated on this occasion. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Vote on Account to be presented to Parliament tomorrow

A Vote on Account is to be presented to Parliament tomorrow, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.The Vote on Account will cover the expenditures of the first four months of 2019. Around 55% of the expenditure has been allocated for debt repayment, the Finance Ministry said.Samaraweera said that the budget for 2019 will be presented to Parliament next month. (Colombo Gazette)

Citing need for staff retention Security Council extends judges on UN Yugoslav

The resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) received 14 votes in favour, while Russia abstained. The ICTY, which is based in The Hague, is tasked by the Council with trying those responsible for the worst war crimes and other breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the various conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Since its inception 19 years ago, the tribunal has indicted 161 persons.In its resolution, the Council requested that the tribunal takes “all possible measures” to complete its work as expeditiously as possible to facilitate its closure by 31 December 2014, and to present by 15 April 2013 a consolidated comprehensive plan on the completion strategy, closure and transition to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT).Set up by the Council in December 2010, the Residual Mechanism is mandated to take over and finish the remaining tasks of the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) once their mandates expire. The Council has urged the two tribunals to conclude their work by the end of 2014.The ICTR branch of the Residual Mechanism, based in Arusha, began its functions on 1 July, while the ICTY branch in The Hague is scheduled to begin on 1 July 2013.By the resolution, the Council extended the term of office of the following permanent judges until 31 December 2013 or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned, if sooner: Carmel Agius of Malta, Liu Daqun of China, Theodor Meron of the United States, Fausto Pocar of Italy, Patrick Robinson of Jamaica, Jean-Claude Antonetti of France, Guy Delvoie of Belgium, Burton Hall of The Bahamas, Christoph Flagge of Germany, O-Gon Kwon of South Korea, Bakone Justice Moloto of South Africa, Howard Morrison of the United Kingdom, and Alphons Orie of The Netherlands.The following ad litem, or temporary, judges were extended until 1 June 2013 or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned, if sooner: Elizabeth Gwaunza of Zimbabwe, Michÿle Picard of France, Arpfid Prandler of Hungary, and Stefan Trechsel of Switzerland. Ad litem judges Frederik Harhoff of Denmark, Melville Baird of Trinidad and Tobago, Flavia Lattanzi of Italy, and Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua of the Democratic Republic of Congo were extended until 31 December 2013 or until they completed the cases to which they are assigned, if sooner. read more

Heres your Mayo v Dublin MEP Gaelic football battle pic of the

first_imgTHE COUNTDOWN IS on to next Sunday’s showdown in Croke Park as Mayo and Dublin battle it out to land the Sam Maguire Cup.It’s not unusual for work colleagues from the opposing counties to be facing off this week.And that even extends to the corridors of power in Europe.Here’s Fine Gael North West MEP and Mayo supporter Jim Higgins with Fine Gael Dublin MEP and Dublin supporter Gay Mitchell.Throw the ball in. Pic: @MiaDalyThis brilliant promo for Sunday’s Dublin-Mayo game will get you psyched‘It’s only on gameday that you miss being out there’: Conor Mortimer at peace with Mayo exitlast_img read more

Tesco withdraws ownbrand meatloaf after finding 5 horsemeat

first_imgTESCO SIMPLY ROAST Meatloaf 600g has been withdrawn from sale in the UK after it was found to contain between 2 per cent and 5 per cent horsemeat.The meatloaf was manufactured between October 2012 and January 2013 at Eurostock in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. Tests on 15 other lines from the same manufacturing site were clear of horsemeat.A statement from the supermarket giant said they would investigate the issue further before deciding whether to continue using the supplier.“As part of our new DNA testing programme we have now tested more than 500 products identified as being most at risk of containing horsemeat. This is the fourth Tesco-branded product to have tested positive,” said Tim J Smith, Tesco Group Technical Director.Traces of horse DNA was also found in Tesco Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese, Tesco 4 x Frozen Beef Quarter Pounders (454g) and Tesco Everyday Value 8 x Frozen Beef Burgers (397g).A list of the food tested can be seen on the Tesco website.Read: Tesco say their products are free from horsemeat >last_img read more

80yearold wants to be the oldest man to climb Mount Everest

first_imgAN 80-YEAR-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world.In a voice message recorded on his website, Yuichiro Miura said the expedition was setting off yesterday for a climb that was expected to take a little over a week.“We plan to stand on the summit on 24 May. We are all doing well, getting in position to tackle the mountain.”Miura is trying to get back a Guinness World Record that he first held in 2003 when he became the oldest man to climb Everest.That record was beaten in 2007 by a Japanese man who reached the summit at 71 years old.The title is currently held by Nepal’s Min Bahadur Sherchan, who set foot on the 8,848-metre (29,028-foot) summit in May 2008 when he was 76.Veteran adventurer Miura came to worldwide attention in 1970 when he became the first person to ski down Everest. His parachute-aided descent was documented in the 1975 film “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.High-octane endeavours are in his blood — his father Keizo skied down Mont Blanc at age 99.More than 3,000 people have successfully scaled Everest, but the mountain claims lives regularly, with even the best climbers falling victim to its fickle weather. – © AFP, 2013More: Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend>Read: Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark>last_img read more

Students who optout of religion classes should be taught another subject

first_img Feb 19th 2018, 8:13 AM Short URL Share147 Tweet Email6 Image: PhilipYb Studio via Shutterstock Monday 19 Feb 2018, 8:13 AM 205 Comments Image: PhilipYb Studio via Shutterstock However, this is no longer an appropriate approach. In a changing context the constitutional right not to attend religious instruction must be given effect through changed practices.It added that as well as the students who don’t study religion being taught another subject, parents will no longer have to request a withdrawal from religious instruction.The wishes of parents will have to be established as part of the process for planning and organising of subject selection, the department said.The new arrangements, which will take effect immediately, will require schools to provide alternative timetabled tuition for those who do not want instruction in any religion.Parents will also have to be consulted in relation to the school’s arrangements for worship and religious events, whether they wish their children to participate or not.There may be occasions or events where parents may wish to participate, such as mass during school time, and schools “will need to plan accordingly”.Minister Bruton added “It is important that ETB and Community Post Primary schools as multi-denominational schools, fully implement this circular as it presents an important opportunity to meet the expectations of parents and students in a changing society.“This can only be achieved by consulting with parents, and including their wishes as part of the normal planning process of any school.”Read: ‘No more baptism barrier’: Catholic schools won’t use religion as admission criteria, says BrutonRead: Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schoolscenter_img 17,323 Views A NEW SET of guidelines issued by the government say that students who don’t want to take part in religion classes should be taught another subject instead of supervised study or other activities.The circular applies to religious instruction and worship at Education Training Board and Community Post Primary schools whose purpose is to “serve their communities however composed”. This means that religion-run schools are exempt.Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton said today that his Department had published a circular for schools setting out a new approach that would mean “children who do not want to participate in religious instruction will no longer be sitting at the back of the class or confined to the library”.The department said that when schools were first established it was “reasonable… to assume that its pupil population was predominantly Catholic and to arrange religious instruction accordingly”. Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

Google la tablette 7 pouces vendue en juin

first_imgGoogle : la tablette 7 pouces vendue en juin ?La tablette Google Nexus serait confirmée pour juin prochain selon Digitimes. Et même si les capacités techniques de la machine restent floues, nous en savons un peu plus sur son prix de vente…Google devrait bien lancer sa première tablette tactile, fabriquée en étroite collaboration avec Asus en juin prochain. Et selon DigiTimes, cette tablette pourrait être vendue autour de 160 €. Google ne devrait cependant pas prendre de risques inconsidérés puisque une quantité de 600 000 unités seulement serait attendues au lancement. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Annoncée initialement pour le mois de mai, les dernières finitions apportées à la tablette 7 pouces ont pris un peu retard mais celle-ci sera bien sur le marché dans le courant du mois de juin afin de concurrencer le Kindle Fire d’Amazon, notamment. Google prévoit la livraison d’environ 2.5 millions de tablettes en 2012. Mais la firme de Mountain View a cependant a réussi à tenir secrètes les spécifications techniques de cette tablette. Et en raison de son prix, il reste tout de même bien difficile d’émettre des hypothèses à son sujet… Cependant un processeur quadri-coeur est évoqué et l’OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devrait équiper le terminal de Google. Le 24 mai 2012 à 16:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Minimum wage to climb in Seattle around state

first_imgNext month the $15 minimum wage in Seattle becomes reality for the first wave of workers, while in most other parts of the state the minimum wage will jump to $11.Seattle’s minimum-wage law, passed by the city council and signed by the mayor in 2014, gradually raises the minimum wage each year until it reaches $15 for all workers by 2021. It gives small employers more time than large ones to reach that $15 pay rate.Starting Jan. 1, large employers in Seattle that have 501 or more workers and do not pay toward medical benefits must pay their employees at least $15 an hour. Large employers that do pay toward medical benefits will pay $13.50.Small employers with 500 or fewer workers must pay $13, or $11 an hour if they pay toward medical benefits or if the employee earns tips.Washington state’s minimum wage, meanwhile, rises 16 percent from the current $9.47 an hour to $11 starting Jan. 1, thanks to Initiative 1433. That measure, which voters statewide approved in November, is to raise the minimum wage over four years to $13.50 by 2020.The statewide law does not differentiate between large and small employers. The minimum-wage jump will apply to all workers, including those in agriculture, who are at least 18 years old.last_img read more

Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016

first_img Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Related Items:attorney general, law reforms, rhondalee knowles Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jan 2016 – Twenty pieces of legislation were itemized as significant when the country’s Attorney General, Rhonda Lee Braithwaite-Knowles made her presentation in the Supreme Court on Monday to open the 2016 legal year officially. Drafted and enacted in 2015 were: the new Immigration Ordinance, new Turks and Caicos Islander Status Ordinance; the Small Medium Enterprise Ordinance to encourage local business development she said; an Attorney General’s Reference Ordinance to enable questions to be referred to the Court of Appeal; a New Anti-Domestic Violence Ordinance; a New Family Guardianship Custody and Access to Children provisions and also new is the provision for Child Care and Adoption. But the AG said there is still work to be done, six more legislative changes were cited for early in this year: Amendments to the Elections Ordinance; Amendments to the Political Activities Ordinance; New Domestic Insurance provisions; New Trust provisions; New Trust Companies (Licensing and Supervision) provisions and New Prevention of Trafficking in Persons provisions. The Attorney General revealed those will all be debated in the House of Assembly the first quarter of the year. Legal Drafters, who were thanked for their hard work, will also work toward eight more pieces of legal reform; New Limitation of Actions provisions, a new Companies provisions; a new Insolvency provisions; there will be fresh criminal law and procedures reforms and the legislature will welcome, New Legal Profession provisions, New Anti-Bribery provisions, More elaborate provision to provide for the Maintenance of Children and New provisions relating to Child and Juvenile Justice. Before moving the motion to see the Supreme Court opened, AG Braithwaite Knowles spoke personally of the year 2015, and I quote: “I continue to be humbled by the responsibilities of the Attorney General. I am challenged and excited by the myriad of interesting and sometimes surprising issues that arise at work every day. I pledge my support and that of my Team at the Attorney General’s Chambers to continue, and enthusiastic support for the judicial system and the rule of law in service of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Next time, we focus on the list of international strides named by the Attorney General as notable achievements for the TCI in 2015. Beckingham responds in 12-storey development verdictlast_img read more

AIFTUs 26th anniversary celebrations on Sunday

first_imgHyderabad: All India Federation of Trade Unions (AIFTU) will celebrate its 26th anniversary on Sunday. The celebration programmes will be organised at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Baghlingampally. After formation of Telangana State, this is the first conference of the AIFTU. AIFTU held its formation meeting at Mumbai in 1993 and first conference was held in 1994 in Hyderabad.last_img

Trump addresses Afghan peace talks with national security officials

first_imgUS President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey on August 15, 2019ReutersUS President Donald Trump on Friday said that the meeting with the national security team on the Afghan peace deal went “very well, and negotiations are proceeding”.”Just completed a very good meeting on Afghanistan. Many on the opposite side of this 19-year war, and us are looking to make a deal – if possible!” Trump said in a tweet after the session.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence, Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel were reported to meet the President at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.The former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad who is the special envoy for the talks will negotiate the agreed plans with Taliban leaders in Qatar in a few days, sources told Bloomberg.Washington is negotiating a deal with the Taliban regarding the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and a political agreement between the two sides.”We are working diligently on the path forward in Afghanistan,” Pompeo said in a statement.”In continued close cooperation with the government of Afghanistan, we remain committed to achieving a comprehensive peace agreement, including a reduction in violence and a ceasefire, ensuring that Afghan soil is never again used to threaten the United States or her allies, and bringing Afghans together to work towards peace,” he added.However, the eight-round of talks that ended in Qatar on Monday showed significant differences between the United States and the Taliban, a US defence official told Reuters.The talks are interweaved with several political tensions between the Taliban, Washington and Kabul governments. Khalilzad is seeking a tri-state agreement between the Taliban and the Kabul government with representative delegations from opposition leaders and civil society members.Tensions between the terror organisation and the Afghan government has made negotiations between them difficult as the Taliban condemns Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government and calls them a US puppet.last_img read more

Watch Jay Glazer break the news that Arizona cut Honey Badger from

first_imgNFL Free agency period is in full swing starting today, and Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer broke an exclusive scoop from The Herd guest couch while speaking with Colin, today.Colin told Glazer to break some news while he read a live spot, and it only took a second before Glazer chimed in with the scoop that Tyrann Mauthieu was being released by the team that drafted him.Watch how fast NFL free agency news happens. Big “J” journalism here..@ColinCowherd: If anything happens here in the next minute…@JayGlazer: Oh, I do. Honey Badger getting cut by the Cardinals. #TVMagic— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 14, 2018 Colin thinks the Cowboys should look into signing the versatile Mathieu to bolster their secondary:“Memo to the Dallas Cowboys: This is exactly what you need.”@ColinCowherd reacts to the Cardinals releasing Tyrann Mathieu— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 14, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Trevor Lawrence is an Elway level prospect

first_imgTrevor Lawrence is an Elway level prospectClemson true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence had a breakout performance, tuning up Nick Saban’s vaunted Alabama defense for 347 yards and 3 TD’s, and Colin is all aboard the hype train.Lawrence still has 2 years left before he can enter the NFL Draft, but if he would almost certainly be the #1 overall pick if he were in this year’s draft. Colin doesn’t just see Lawrence as the best QB in his class, he puts him in on the same level as all-time prospects Andrew Luck and John Elway. With one title already under his belt, Lawrence is going to be a nightmare for opposing defenses the next couple of seasons and probably wins at least one more title before teams start tanking for his pro services. Also:– Cowboys and Rams need RB back-up plans– Matt LeFleur not ready for Aaron Rodgers– Belichick on a different level than SabanGuests:Joel Klatt – FS1 Lead CFB Analyst; Peter Schrager – Fox sports NFL Insider; Rashad Jennings – Former NFL running Back;last_img read more

Couple ties the knot in Bahamas just hours before hurricane hits

first_img NASSAU – They say the stress of disaster can often bring couples closer together. If this is true then Matthew Lamberti Jr. and Natashja Udzella are pretty much guaranteed to live happily ever after.The couple, both from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, had scheduled their dream beach wedding for Oct. 5 at Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas in Nassau. They were adamant from the start that they tie the knot on the 5th: they met on the 5th, got engaged on the 5th, and Natashja’s birthday is on the 5th. So nothing could have stopped them from saying ‘I do’ on this significant date, not even a category 3 hurricane.Due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew, Breezes’ wedding coordinator suggested that the couple reschedule. But Matthew and Natashja were undeterred and the wedding proceeded as planned at 10 a.m. at Breezes Bahamas’ West Beach Arbor in front of 24 family and friends.Turns out, luck was on their side. “The weather was perfect, nice and breezy, very light rain and the seas were beautiful,” said Matthew. On the coincidental name of both her son and the hurricane, the mother of the groom said: “My Matthew is stronger than the Matthew that we are all waiting for.”More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyFollowing the ceremony, a reception was held in Yellow Elder Ballroom where the wedding party enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, cake and champagne.Breezes Bahamas organized special amenities for the couple, including petal turndown service, in-room champagne and fruit, breakfast and mimosas in bed, a private candlelit dinner on the beach, and complimentary treatments at the Blue Mahoe Spa.Hurricane Matthew, dubbed the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, slammed in the Bahamas on Wednesday night, flooding streets and flattening homes. It continued to pound portions of the island early Thursday morning, and is expected to intensify on approach to Florida. Posted by Thursday, October 6, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Breezes Resort & Spa, Weddingscenter_img The Canadian Press Share Couple ties the knot in Bahamas just hours before hurricane hitslast_img read more

Outbound grows as Schoolies go to Bali Fiji

first_imgThe right of passage, schoolies trip into Queensland has lost some of its popularity, with a ten percent jump in students booking celebrations overseas this year compared to last year. According to figures compiled by, up to 35 percent of total schoolies bookings on the site were made on overseas properties, a ten percent rise on 2010.Fiji and Bali were among the most popular international destinations this year, while few students opted for long distance travel to spots in Europe and general manager John Feenaghty said the spike in foreign trips could be a result of the strong Aussie dollar or parental preferences.“The strong Aussie dollar creates the perfect excuse to spend schoolies abroad and I think a lot of parents would rather their teenagers have an overseas trip somewhere where they can be culturally enriched,” Mr Feenaghty explained.“Obviously there tends to be negative press surrounding schoolies at this time of year, which may also be contributing to this spike in international bookings from November onwards.”Mr Feenaghty added that although there was a double-digit jump in overseas bookings amongst high school leavers, Queensland properties continue to experience high business from the young-eons. “Make no mistake; the majority of our Gold Coast properties on are still heavily booked for Schoolies 2011,” he said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Marion McDougall to Step Down From Caliber

first_img Share Marion McDougall to Step Down From Caliber Caliber Home Loans Marion McDougall 2018-11-14 Radhika Ojha Marion McDougall, EVP, Chief Loan Administration Officer at Caliber Home Loans will be stepping down from her current position by the first quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.An industry veteran with more than 25 years of financial services experience in the U.S. and internationally, McDougall has worked in mortgage and retail banking with a particular emphasis on mortgage servicing, business development, and post-closing. She was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Five Star Conference.While accepting the award, McDougall said that the industry had come a long way, battling the cyclical nature of the housing and mortgage business as well as the regulatory changes and pressure. “I challenge us all to continue to think outside of the box, and about our industry from the perspective of our customers not only from a compliance perspective,” she told the audience.McDougall had said that it was interesting to see how many of the technological advances that were envisioned 18 years ago had been realized today. “It is even more interesting, however, how many opportunities the technologies present that the mortgage industry has not yet taken advantage of,” she said during the awards ceremony. “We must continue to act like mortgage bankers and innovate by leveraging the ever-expanding toolkit available to us.”Learn more about McDougall’s career and her impact on the industry in this video:center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination November 14, 2018 887 Views last_img read more