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Dr Paul Wright: Swift decision needed to fix horse racing industry

first_img NEGOTIATIONS Last week, the best kept secret in horse racing in Jamaica was officially exposed. There was a statement from the Government that Supreme Ventures was now the preferred bidder in the much ballyhooed divestment of Caymanas Park, the only racetrack in the island. Although everybody at the track knew that Supreme Ventures had won months before, the comments from the vice president of the trainers’ association and the president of the Jamaica Racehorse Owners Association (JROA) reflected sentiments at the track that racing NEEDED divestment. Some of the older (and wiser?) fans and punters at the track were very wary of the announcement, however, as they remembered that there were two previous ‘preferred bidders’ in the planned divestment of racing out of the hands of Government and into the hands of private individuals (or companies) with the knowledge and the money that is so vital in the successful promotion of racing, as the Danny Melville-led Board showed some year s ago. Both bids came to nought. So after the collective sigh of relief from the representatives of the stakeholders in racing, came the return to reality by statements from Paul Hoo, a representative of Supreme Ventures and from lawyers representing the present champion jockey at the track, Shane Ellis. First, Mr Hoo reminded all of us in racing that the title ‘preferred bidder’ only means that negotiations for the divestment will now begin in earnest and the lawyers for Mr Ellis obtained an injunction in the courts that restrained the planned divestment until the promoting company, Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), settled a lawsuit brought by Mr Ellis against the CEO of the track, who made comments (deemed derogatory by Mr Ellis and his lawyers). Those comments were made after Mr Ellis fell from a horse during a race some years ago. So for at least the next 9-12 months the status quo at the track remains – no Board in place and management that has become decidedly worse after the ‘preferred bidder’ official statement. For example, ‘technical difficulties’ is now the official response to queries about race day incidents that reek of incompetence. Last Saturday, a race was held up for at least 15 minutes because of ‘technical difficulties’ at the starting gate. It turned out that the gates “malfunctioned” because of a “lack of power”. This was quickly remedied by the frantic call for an electrician – obviously transported in a van racing from the starting gate to the grandstand area over and over again – to correct a problem that scheduled and regular maintenance checks could have prevented. The first race, on more than one occasion, has been delayed by “technical difficulties” when investigations revealed that a crucial member of the management team was “late” coming to work. Betting terminals at Off Track betting stations are turned on up to one hour late on race days because of “technical difficulties”, which on investigation revealed that crucial operatives “came to work late”. Horses are withdrawn from races because of lameness or illness the day before racing are not declared as late non-starters until a few minutes before the scheduled start of the race, playing havoc with the important exotic wagers of punters whose selection is now transferred to the ‘on time favourite’, which in some case have very little or no chance of winning and therefore depriving the knowledgeable punter from choosing another horse with a more realistic winning chance. I could go on and on. Racing cannot continue like this. The Chinese ambassador has praised the present Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, for his penchant for making “quick decisions”. Racing people are now calling for a swift decision by his Government to try to correct the present promotion of racing. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIESlast_img read more

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Lewis makes 2016 Contender debut tonight

first_imgRamel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis, a former finalist in the ‘Wray & Nephew Contender’ series, will make his 2016 debut tonight against Fard ‘The Messenger’ Muhammad from Las Vegas, Nevada, in a five round fight.The fight will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica at 9.30 pm.Lewis, who has a record of six wins, which include three knockouts and three losses, has not fought since May 2014, when he lost to Tsetsi Davis in another Contender bout. He added a lot of weight during this time and had some difficulty coming down to the 147 welterweight limit.LOSING WEIGHTHis camp has stated that he has been working very hard over the past six weeks, that his weight is down to the welterweight limit, and that he is in good condition. He told The Gleaner recently that he is “feeling great, and looking forward to the first fight.”Lewis is known to be a hard-hitting fighter with power in both hands and is always a feared opponent. He is also quite vulnerable, however, as he leaves himself wide open at times.His opponent, Muhammad, is a late replacement and is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who is making his debut as a professional boxer. His record shows that he has a 3-3 MMA professional record and fought as recently as February 20 as a bantamweight. Fighting as a welterweight tonight, he should not have any problems making that weight and could well be giving away a lot of pounds against Lewis.It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the cleaner style of professional boxing. In MMA, one can use hands and feet and wrestle an opponent to the canvas. Boxing skills are necessary, but are not the primary weapons in MMA. The rules of professional boxing are very different, and Muhammad will have to change his style a lot to cope with the new format.The boxers in the competition are vying for the Wray & Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 title and prize money of $2 million for the champion, $500,000 for the runner-up, $250,000 for third place, and $200,000 for fourth place.last_img read more

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Photo library: Infrastructure 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: A view of the city’s railway and industrial area. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Bloemfontein International Airport is being renovated and upgraded in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Cooling towers in the centre of the city. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Telkom’s microwave tower on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: Microwave and radio communication mast on Naval Hill. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image INFRASTRUCTURE 10: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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San Beda cruises to 8th straight; Bolick ejected after scuffle

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLooking an unstoppable behemoth, San Beda continued its tear with a 72-58 rout of St. Benilde Tuesday for an eighth straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The win, however, was overshadowed by an endgame fracas where Carlo Young tackled a driving Robert Bolick down on a fastbreak with 2:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Bolick led San Beda with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before getting ejected, while Davon Potts had his best game this season with 12 markers, four boards, two dimes, and two steals.Javee Mocon also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 9-1 Red Lions.Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (2-8) with 25 points and 15 rebounds, as the Blazers suffered their fourth straight defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 72 – Bolick 14, Potts 12, Mocon 10, Soberano 8, Tankoua 7, Cabanag 5, Noah 5, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Adamos 2, Doliguez 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brady not thinking of ’08 injury as he prepares for Chiefs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ST. BENILDE 58 – Leutcheu 25, Domingo 8, Sta. Maria 8, Pili 5, Castor 4, Belgica 2, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, San Juan 2, Johnson 0, Young 0.Quarters: 17-18, 41-28, 63-41, 72-58. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Things escalated quickly under the basket which led to a disqualifying foul on Young and the ejection of Bolick, who was seen retaliating by the referees during the replay, and Clint Doliguez, who entered the playing court.After the game, a fuming coach Boyet Fernandez expressed disgust with how things were handled during the commotion as he came to Bolick’s defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Where was the closed fist? Check the replay!,” he argued. “You have to see that. The other team only had one foul and we already had six fouls. Then you throw out a player that was tackled. I hope the commissioner will see that. It is unethical,” said Fernandez.“We were up 14 points and then you tackle the other player? Why penalize that guy who did not even punch? My God, that’s wrong. I hope the commissioner will see that. It’s already a won game already.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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17 days agoEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FC

first_imgEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FCby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard is part-owner of Dagenham & Redbridge FC.Howard, 40, who made 414 appearances for the Blues across a decade-long stint between 2006-16 – more than any other player from outside the British Isles – played the final game of his professional career on Sunday in Colorado Rapids’ 3-1 defeat to Los Angeles.With his playing days now over, Howard looks poised to be casting his eyes back across the Atlantic on a more regular basis to National League club Dagenham & Redbridge where he has been part of their US-based Trinity Sports Holdings ownership team for the past year, says the Liverpool Echo.The club, who were only formed in 1992 after a merger between Dagenham FC and Redbridge Forest, spent nine years in the Football League between 2007-16 but are currently in the National League and finished 18 out of the 24 clubs in the division last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The Kick-Off Times For The CFP Semifinals Have Been Announced

first_imgThe kick-off times for the two College Football Playoff semifinals have been officially announced. Clemson and Oklahoma will face off in the Orange Bowl at 4 PM EST while Alabama and Michigan State’s Cotton Bowl match-up will begin at 8 PM EST.  GAME TIME ANNOUNCED! The 2015 @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the #CapitalOneOrangeBowl will be at 4 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/BZ9QrPsAxQ— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 6, 2015It’s Official… Game time for the 80th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be 7 p.m. CT on New Year’s Eve! #CottonBowl— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 6, 2015Start the day off with with an undefeated Clemson against a peaking Oklahoma and ring in the new year with the SEC vs. Big Ten and Saban against his old team. Yes, please.last_img read more

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Global Unveils Its Explosive 201718 Primetime Lineup Featuring Six New Dramas and

first_img7:30 p.m. 10 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. SEAL Team     7 p.m. Saturday Night Live  Advertisement Entertainment Tonight Canada TORONTO, June 5, 2017 – Today Global unveiled its 2017/18 primetime lineup featuring six new captivating and powerful dramas and four new coveted comedies joining 23 returning primetime series. With a solid 16 hours of weekly simulcast, Global’s fall schedule builds on the Network’s historic season last fall where Global celebrated #1 hit series for drama, reality, and comedy. Global is positioned for another powerhouse fall season with a robust schedule packed with unparalleled star power, entertaining and compelling storytelling, and buzz-worthy series.New dramas joining the fall schedule are SEAL Team, a military drama starring David Boreanaz (Bones) that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous missions; S.W.A.T., a series inspired by the 1970s television show, that stars Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as a S.W.A.T. sergeant in Los Angeles; Wisdom of the Crowd starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder; The Brave, a fresh, heart-pounding drama that follows a team of highly trained analysts and Special Ops forces who work together to execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world; and Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders starring four-time Emmy® Award-winner Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) as lead attorney Leslie Abramson, in this gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that explores what drove two young brothers to kill their parents, examining their upbringing and issues that brought them to that horrible moment.Global’s comedy slate adds three new series this fall including the return of one of the most successful comedies in television history, Will & Grace. As home to the original hit series from 1998-2006, Global welcomes back the fearsome foursome including Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally, and executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, and legendary director James Burrows. Brand new comedy 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as an actor who’s newly single and returns home to live in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his brother, sister-in-law, and their new baby on the other. And Season 2 of Great News, an office comedy starring Nicole Richie (Candidly Nicole), and Canadian Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) as a stay-at-home mom who decides to return to work and lands an internship at her daughter’s news show. Kevin Can Wait 9:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Entertainment Tonight Canada Saturday The Brave NCIS: LA Facebook Tuesday Great News Thursday Hawaii Five-0 7:30 p.m. Advertisement 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Chicago Fire / S.W.A.T. 9 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11:35 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Entertainment Tonight Advertisement 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Entertainment Tonight Canada 8 p.m. Entertainment Tonight 11:30 p.m. 10 p.m. 10 p.m. Survivor 7:30 p.m. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Entertainment Tonight The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Entertainment Tonight Twitter Chicago PD Bull 8 p.m. 10 p.m. 9JKL Madam Secretary 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday Friday 11:35 p.m. SERIES DESCRIPTIONS FOR NEW PROGRAMMING COMING TO GLOBAL:NEW DRAMAS:SEAL TeamSEAL Team stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds.SEAL Team stars David Boreanaz (Bones) as Jason, Max Thieriot (Bates Motel) as Clay, Neil Brown Jr. (Insecure) as Ray, A.J. Buckley (CSI:NY) as Sonny, Toni Trucks (NCIS: New Orleans) as Diaz and, Jessica Paré (Mad Men) as Mandy.S.W.A.T.Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community.S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, Stephanie Sigman (Narcos) as Jessica Cortez, Alex Russell (Unbroken) as Jim Street, Jay Harrington (Benched) as David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco (Kingdom) as Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson (Chicago Fire) as Dominique Luca, and Peter Onorati (Goodfellas) as Mumford.Wisdom of the CrowdWisdom of the Crowd stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter’s killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the “wisdom of the crowd,” his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him.Wisdom Of The Crowd stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as Jeffrey Tanner, Richard T. Jones (Hawaii Five-0) as Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) as Sara Morton, Blake Lee (Parks and Recreation) as Josh Novak, Jake Matthews (Bosch) as Tariq Bakari, and Monica Potter (Parenthood) as Alex Hale.Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez MurdersStarring the incomparable Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Edie Falco, this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse Law & Order franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, and their trial broadcast on TV, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime, and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders stars Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie).The BraveFrom Keshet Studios and Avi Nir (executive producer of Homeland) comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.The Brave stars Anne Heche (Men in Trees) as Patricia Campbell, Mike Vogel (Under the Dome) as Michael Dalton, Sofia Pernas (Jane the Virgin) as Hannah Archer, Tate Ellington (Quantico) as Noah Morgenthau, Natacha Karam (Homeland) as Jasmine “Jaz” Ervin, Demetrius Grosse (Westworld) as Anthony “Preach” Carter , Noah Mills (Sex and the City 2) as Joseph J. McGuire, and Hadi Tabbal (Circumstance) as Amir AL-Rasani.NEW COMEDIESWill & GraceThat’s right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen in this exclusive 12-episode event. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV’s wittiest ensemble ever.Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack (Travelers) as Will, Debra Messing (Smash) as Grace, Sean Hayes (Grimm) as Jack, and Megan Mullally (Bob’s Burgers) as Karen.9JKL9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his brother, sister-in-law, and their new baby on the other. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always.9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as Josh Roberts, Linda Lavin (The Intern) as Judy, Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan) as Harry, David Walton (Bad Moms) as Andrew, Liza Lapira (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) as Eve, Matt Murray (Rookie Blue) as Nick, and Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken) as Ian.Great NewsGetting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That’s a whole different story, and it’s the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show The Breakdown. After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol (Canadian Andrea Martin) decides that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter’s news show. This is Katie’s worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all. Sitting in the co-anchor chair at The Breakdown is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult-to-please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old-fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie’s closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zen-like advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.Great News stars Briga Heelan (Love) as Katie, Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) as Carol, Adam Campbell (NCIS) as Greg, Nicole Richie (Candidly Nicole) as Portia, Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) as Justin, and John Michael Higgins (Yes Man) as Chuck.MID-SEASON:InstinctInstinct stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behaviour to packed classes of adoring students. But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case, comes out of retirement, and taps into his old skill set. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts.Instinct stars Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as Dr. Dylan Reinhart and Bojana Novakovic (Shameless) as Lizzie Needham.Superior DonutsBased on the play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch as an owner of a doughnut shop in Chicago who, after a half-century in business, hires young go-getter Franco who is bent on freshening the shop. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he – and the doughnut shop – need to thrive.Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch (Independence Day) as Arthur Przybyszewski, Jermaine Fowler (Friends of People) as Franco Wicks, and Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Randy DeLuca.Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, FL’16 (Sept 12-Dec 18/16), conventional rankers based on AMA (000), 3+ airings, excludes World Cup of Hockey and Rio Paralympics, key demos (A25-54, A18-49, F18-49, F25-54) and A18-34 unless otherwise noted, *Ind.2+, **Ind.2+ avg wkly reach, *** SP’17 std (Jan 2 – May 7/17) ranker excludes NFL & NHL playoffsSOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/globaltelevisionInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. 11:35 p.m. 9 p.m. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 11:35 p.m. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert The Late Show With Stephen Colbert NCIS “On the heels of Global’s most successful fall season in a decade, this year we have strategically selected new series that build on the Network’s momentum, creating a schedule with the most outstanding series and the brightest stars,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus Entertainment. “Our 2017/18 lineup combines some of the most anticipated and sought-after new series including Will & Grace, S.W.A.T., SEAL Team, and Law & Order: True Crime, joining our impressive roster of returning hits like Bull, Kevin Can Wait, Survivor, and the NCIS franchise.”The new series joining Global’s schedule are teamed with a dynamite lineup of returning hits. Last fall’s #1 drama Bull* is back on the schedule along with last fall’s #1 new comedy Kevin Can Wait. Reaching more than 5.5 million Canadians every week last fall** the blockbuster NCIS franchise – including NCIS, NCIS: LA, and NCIS: New Orleans – returns, and the power of the franchise continues with Chicago Fire, Chicago PD heating up the schedule, with Chicago Med moving to mid-season. Following Season 34 which averaged more than 2 million viewers (2+) each week***, the perennial Top 10 program and last fall’s #1 reality series, Survivor returns with its 35thseason titled Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. And freshman drama Taken comes back to the schedule joining Global’s Friday night lineup alongside Friday night’s #1 and #2 series MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0.  Then, Canada’s #1 late-night series Saturday Night Live returns, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – which saw a 9% growth in audience year over year*– continues weeknights on Global.Newly acquired series also join the Network’s mid-season schedule including Instinct, a drama starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as a gifted author, university professor, and former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life by the NYPD when they need his help to stop a serial killer; and Superior Donuts, a comedy about the owner of a small doughnut shop that’s located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighbourhood. Viewers can catch up on Season 1 of Superior Donuts on CMT Canada this fall before Season 2 joins Global’s schedule in 2018. Rounding out Global’s mid-season lineup are additional returning series including fan-favourite Timeless, last fall’s #2 new comedy Man with a Plan, Season 3 of Jennifer Lopez’s gripping cop drama Shades of Blue, and Season 6 of the Sherlock Holmes procedural Elementary.GLOBAL’S FALL 2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCEAll times are ET and subject to change. New programs bolded. The Good Place  10 p.m. Taken LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 8:30 p.m. The Simpsons 11:35 p.m. Sunday 7 p.m. Border Security Entertainment Tonight Canada Superstore Monday MacGyver 8 p.m. Entertainment Tonight NCIS: New Orleans Entertainment Tonight Canada 9 p.m. 8 p.m. Will & Grace Login/Register With: Wisdom of the Crowd  7:30 p.m.last_img read more

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The Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected

first_imgThe Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected AWS’s analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services to deliver a more in-depth insight into the rugby competition.As the official technology provider of the Six Nations, AWS will provide the technology behind the live broadcast of on-screen match data and statistics and power other aspects of the Six Nations Championship across the official website.The deal is designed to enhance the match experience for rugby fans around the world with seven new kinds of dynamic statistics due to be launched for the 2019 Six Nations ChampionshipThese new stats will look at scrum analysis, play patterns, try origins, team trends, ruck analysis, tackle analysis, and field position analysis.“I am excited to welcome AWS to the Six Nations family,” said Ben Morel, CEO, Six Nations Rugby. “With AWS now powering the Championship, we have the opportunity to place unparalleled innovation at the core of our rugby experience, for fans around the world.  This is a major boost for our Championship and a clear signal of our ambition to embrace innovation in all areas that will benefit our fans.”Amazon Web Services’ vice-president and managing director, EMEA, Andy Isherwood, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside one of the world’s most storied, most iconic, and most respected sporting events.”“Throughout this year’s Championship, and into future seasons, the Six Nations team will be able to develop new, advanced statistics that give unprecedented insight and understanding to the game. As we continue to add greater capabilities to our Machine Learning services, we will bring these to rugby fans, around the world.”last_img read more

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Rising prescription drug prices in focus at Rices Baker Institute June 8

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Rising prescription drug prices in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute June 8 HOUSTON – (May 31, 2018) – Health economist Vivian Ho will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy June 8 on the rise of prescription drug prices and describe policy options to control increases being recommended by policymakers, researchers and clinicians.The event is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences. The presentation is open to the public; the cost is $50 and must be paid upon registration.Who:               Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, professor of economics at Rice and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.What:             A presentation titled “Can Public Policy Control Rising Drug Prices?”When:            Friday, June 8, noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.Prescription drug expenditures are projected to reach $360.2 billion this year. Per capita spending on these drugs rose 5 percent in 2015 and 3.5 percent in 2016. The public was outraged by stories of Martin Shkreli raising the price of Daraprim by 5,000 percent and Mylan raising the price of a pair of EpiPens by 400 percent, according to event organizers. Meanwhile, the cost of the most novel anticancer drugs has risen by 400 percent over the past 10 years, and the cost of new drugs that can cure hepatitis C is tens of thousands of dollars. Ho’s presentation will explore questions about whether the prices of prescription drugs will continue to rise at extraordinary rates, whether a handful of blockbuster drugs are to blame and whether all patients will be forced to pay rapidly rising prices.The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1945. A live webcast will be available at the event webpage.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Image for download:http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/Ho-event-1ylr9tk.jpgImage courtesy of Rice University/123rf.com.Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Center for Health and Biosciences via Twitter @BakerCHB.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. last_img read more

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Historical Rent Control Ruling Is Bad for Real Estate Entrepreneurs and Tenants

first_img –shares Too many disincentives for landlords will prevent new rental units from ever making it to the real estate market. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue 6 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: Piyush Hatolkar | Getty Images Historical Rent Control Ruling Is Bad for Real Estate Entrepreneurs and Tenants Alike. Here’s Why. Guest Writer May 16, 2019 Oregon recently made real estate history, becoming the first state in the union to implement rent control statewide.I know the Oregon real estate market well since I grew up there and bought my first rental property when I was 14. Given that, I know that Oregonians mean well with this new law; they want to control the out-of-control cost of living in their state.But I have to disagree with rent control as the solution. In fact, this effort to help and support the state’s most vulnerable residents will unfortunately negatively impact them the most.Why? Because rent control simply doesn’t work. Rather, it drives down construction, discourages investment in new rental properties and generally disrupts the rental market in fundamental ways.And this is far more than just an Oregon story. Similar rent control bills have recently been considered in California, New York and Colorado as well, and the city of Chicago is working on its own related regulations.It won’t work in any of those areas either.Related: 6 Amazing Tips on Turning Real Estate Into a Real FortuneToday’s real estate market is complex and interconnected.Home ownership is on the decline and rents are ever increasing. In fact, according to a report from the Terner Center at UC Berkeley, there were 600,000 fewer “owner-occupied” homes in 2016 than there were in 2015, signaling a shift in ownership of suburban homes due to the foreclosure crisis.There are simply more renters today than in the past, and the supply of new rentals isn’t keeping up with this demand. That’s what’s driving rental affordability at the moment — there just isn’t enough supply.Tenants become the victims when landlords have their hands tied.Rent control only makes this disconnect worse by creating disincentives for builders and landlords, preventing new rental units from ever making it to the market at all.Worst of all, it eats away at today’s already old rental stock, eventually impacting tenants’ quality of life. Because it costs money to own a rental property – there are ongoing maintenance costs, management costs and of course rising property taxes to pay.What happens when landlords are unable to raise their rents in order to keep up with those costs? They stop investing in their properties, and eventually they become more and more dilapidated. No more big improvements, no more preventative maintenance, no more updates.The focus shifts instead to maximizing the rent they’re able to get out of the property, the end result is run-down, cockroach-infested buildings and homes that no one can afford to fix up because rent controls have cut off their source of capital. In that situation, everybody loses.Related: Learn How to Make Smarter Real Estate InvestmentsWorkarounds are emerging.We’re already starting to see the negative impact of the new law on tenants in Oregon, as more and more property managers are talking about removing first-time tenants after 11 months under “no cause” provisions that end after the first year of occupancy. By doing so, they’re still able to evict tenants for “no cause,” effectively allowing them to sidestep rent controls and raise their rent on the next tenant based on market rates.Just like that, tenants have lost one additional month of a place to live, all to satisfy the demands of the new rent control law.That may be the best-case scenario too, as tenants with longer-term leases are suffering even more, as landlords reduce their capital expenditures on properties in order to make sure they enjoy a positive return on their investment.It’s the economically disadvantaged who get hit the hardest by rent control. Already, I’ve been receiving numerous solicitations from real estate agents wanting to assist me in selling my Oregon rentals. Who would I sell them to? It won’t be landlords, but instead those renters who can already afford to buy. This will further reduce the number and quality of rentals in the area as nicer rentals are sold. It will also push apartment owners into converting to condos and further reducing supply for the most vulnerable. It doesn’t have to be this way.There’s a smarter solution. In fact, there’s a functioning model for affordable housing to copy that’s currently being used in Singapore. I know we have a subsidized, mixed-income model in the U.S., but it is not pervasive enough or market-driven enough. In Singapore, developers are incentivized with property tax credits in exchange for setting aside a portion of their rental units for low-income families, offering them reduced rent as part of the deal.Related: ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Real Estate Expert Ryan Serhant on How Small Businesses Can Make a Big ImpactThese aren’t your typical “low income” units either. Under the terms of Singapore’s system, the rentals are required to be part of their general inventory and cannot be isolated, lower quality or otherwise different. The city then regulates all rent, so landlords receive only one rent check from the city.The system accomplishes a couple of different goals:It mixes wealth within neighborhoods. As a result, there are no exclusive wealthy neighborhoods in Singapore and no impoverished neighborhoods, because everyone lives side by side regardless of income.Neighbors don’t know who’s who. Incomes can vary by household, but they all still live right next to each other. It’s a true melting pot.By subsidizing rents in this way, Singapore allows the local rental market to function organically, with landlords making all of the decisions about screening their own tenants, rents being set by demand and the market growing as needed. The only difference is that those tenants who meet certain economic criteria are eligible for assistance and able to live in any residential building in the city. Everything else goes for market rent.For tenants, this ensures a certain standard of care and quality for the properties they are living in.For landlords, it allows them to bring in tenants of different incomes to commingle in the same neighborhoods and buildings, without giving up the power of market rates. Those market rates and tax credits incentivize more building, which increases supply and helps keep rents from skyrocketing.  It’s a model that works in Singapore, and it’s one that’s worth considering in this country as well. Because rent control isn’t the answer for landlords, tenants, or the communities they live in.   Real Estate Joe Edgar CEO of TenantCloud Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Next Article Apply Now »last_img read more

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