The Reading List: March ’13

first_imgBooksUncategorizedThe Reading List: March ’13Every month LAmag.com compiles titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here, arranged by genre, are some highlightsBy Kristin Yinger – March 1, 2013773ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFiction The Walking: A Novel By Laleh Khadivi        (Bloomsbury USA, hardcover, $26)      Khadivi’s second novel follows two brothers as they flee Iran. They’re ultimately parted, with one brother arriving in Los Angeles to start a new life.Out: Mar.5 Elders: A NovelBy Ryan McIlvain (Hogarth, hardcover, $26)McIlvain, a former Mormon, gives an insightful look into the religious community through the friendship of two young missionaries in Brazil as they confront faith, doubt, and each other.  Out: Mar. 5 The BoyfriendBy Thomas Perry(Mysterious Press, hardcover, $25)     Retired LAPD homicide detective Jack Till goes back on the job when a young woman who was working as an escort turns up dead—and she won’t be the only one.Out: Mar. 5 Mary CoinBy Marissa Silver(Blue Rider Press, hardcover, $27)   Silver imagines the life of the woman immortalized in Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph Migrant Mother, telling the story through three female characters’ eyes. Check out our author profile in the March issue of Los Angeles magazine.Out: Mar.7 The Five Acts of Diego Leon: A NovelBy Alex Espinoza       (Random House, hardcover, $26)Hollywood at the advent of the talkies in the 1920s serves as the setting for Diego’s rise to fame as an actor as he tries to escape his past. Check out our review in the March issue of Los Angeles magazine.Out: Mar.19 Memoir and Biography The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty By Tim Adler    (Aurum Press, hardcover, $30)The lives of members of the famous and infamous British dynasty are detailed in this biography—with all their glories and tragedies.  Out: Mar.1 It Takes Balls: Single Moms, Strip Clubs, and Other Confessions from an Unprepared DadBy Josh Wolf     (Grand Central Publishing, hardcover, $26)         Yet another Chelsea Lately star to pen a book this year, Wolf presents a collection of essays hilariously showing his struggles as a single dad.Out: Mar.19Art and Photography If You Knew Me You Would CareEdited by ZainabSalbi and photographed by RennioMalfredi(powerHouse Books, hardcover, $65)     This collaboration between Salbi and Maifredi has produced a volume of interviews and photographs of women around the world who exemplify what it means to be a female survivor. Check out our review in the March issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: Mar.5 TAGSL.A CultureReading ListMarch 2013Previous articleCharacter Study: Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2Next articleEssential Cocktails: How to Make, and Where to Find, the Perfect NegroniKristin Yinger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a RoomWhy You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Diozlast_img read more

Street Art Spotter: Septerhed Transforms a City Wall Into Beachfront Property

first_imgArtUncategorizedStreet Art Spotter: Septerhed Transforms a City Wall Into Beachfront PropertyWhales and dolphins and jellyfish: a menagerie of sea creatures.By Eva Glettner – November 13, 2013846ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSepterhed tackles a bright blue wall with playful, creative energy. The result is part of a neighborhood coalition to “Beautify Robertson.” North of Third Street, Robertson Boulevard is Beverly Hills-worthy but it sure could use some love further south. Septerhead doesn’t disappoint. WHAT: The blue basecoat at a non-descript liquor store screamed “ocean” and Septerhed brought it to life with an ambitious and intricate array of sea creatures including an octopus, a dolphin, and a jellyfish. He isn’t afraid to use bright pinks and pastels; when he mixes them with his sharp line work, the results are breathtaking. Known for his intricate line work and bright colors, Septerhed’s skill lies in is his ability to move quickly. The entire mural took him only a couple of hours to create but it has had a lasting effect on the neighborhood. It may even tempt you to hop on the 10 Freeway and head toward the water. Go west, young artist! WHO: Septerhed’s work has graced walls and alleys near Melrose and beyond. He has a signature look and his work can be identified with nary a tag. It’s a combination of the way he makes his aerosol cans dance with color and still settle on a canvas. I’m partial to the turtle but you need to see the entire mural to appreciate it. WHERE: On Robertson Boulevard and Gibson Street at Dave’s Liquor. It’s right near the Santa Monica Freeway in case the ocean beckons—and it will.Follow Eva Glettner on Instagram as she scopes out L.A.’s finest street art. TAGSL.A CultureSepterheadStreet ArtStreet Art SpotterPrevious articleBehind the Bartender: Christiaan Rollich of A.O.C.Next articlePlay Pinball For Health!Eva Glettner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORCoronavirus-Themed Murals Have Popped Up Across L.A.The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. in MarchThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting Eventslast_img read more

A Play About LeBron James Is Coming to L.A.

first_imgTheaterSportsA Play About LeBron James Is Coming to L.A.Between this and Space Jam 2, we’re getting a lot of LeBron in the next couple yearsBy Pamela Avila – February 28, 20191065ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIf Space Jam 2‘s summer 2021 release date has left you jonesing for LeBron James content, Center Theatre Group has good news. The L.A. Times reported today that King James, a play about James’s tenure as a Cleveland Cavalier and the impact he had on that city, will be making its way to L.A. sometime next year.James played for the Cavs from 2003 till 2010, and again from 2014 until he became an L.A. Laker 2018. CTG describe the play thusly: “‘King’ LeBron James’ reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. As the city celebrates a championship, two estranged friends spar in a verbal game of 1 on 1, revealing past secrets, present truths, and a possible future after ‘The King’ has left the building.”Written by Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Archduke), the play will be staged by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company before it makes its way to L.A. Dates for the L.A. run of King James have not been announced, but we’ll be ready.RELATED: Why These LeBron James Sneakers Are Bigger Than BasketballStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSCenter Theatre GroupLeBron JamesRajiv JosephSpace Jam 2Previous articleDriverless Cars Are Set to Dominate L.A. Roads, but No One Knows if That’s a Good ThingNext articleThese 8 Buildings Explain Frank Gehry’s Influence on L.A.Pamela Avila RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORLeBron James Lists $20.5 Million Brentwood House for SaleFans Ejected from Lakers Game After ‘Courtside Karen’ and LeBron James Trade Sideline BarbsMichelle Obama and LeBron James Combine Pro-Voting Forces for an L.A. Eventlast_img read more

Next shareholders to be treated to a £90m special dividend

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Share Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Next shareholders to be treated to a £90m special dividend Britain’s second biggest retailer Next yesterday announced another special dividend of £90m in order to return surplus cash to shareholders it had originally planned to pay out via a share buyback. The clothing and homewares retailer, which has enjoyed years of stellar growth under chief executive Lord Wolfson’s watch – even overtaking Marks & Spencer in profits last year – said it would pay a special dividend of 60p a share on 1 May to investors.Next has a well established policy of returning surplus cash to shareholders through share buybacks or special dividends. Its last special dividend, one of 50p a share, was announced in December.The retailer forecast that at the lower end of its profit guidance for the 2015-16 year it will generate around £360m of surplus cash.Next said that as its share price remained above £67, it has not been able to return surplus cash via a share buyback. Instead it intends to pay four quarterly special dividends of approximately £90m, or 60p per share, each. The first of these was announced yesterday.Despite the new increased payout and the prospect of more, Next said it remained cautious for the year ahead and was not changing its 2015-16 profit guidance.Next is set to report its full-year results for the year to January on 19 March. It has forecast a pre-tax profit of £775m. Tags: Next Plc Thursday 5 February 2015 8:36 pmlast_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 20 March 2015

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News / Container shipping industry calls for five-year extension to block exemption regulation

first_img© Dan Talson Container liner industry groups today called for the European Commission to renew the block exemption regulation that covers shipping services for a further five years.The current exemption, which allows carriers to operate as consortia in trades serving the EU and was introduced when the EC banned the liner conference system, is set to expire on 25 April 2020.Earlier this year, a report from the OECD-funded International Transport Forum concluded that the consolidation of alliances into three major groupings had reduced shipper choice and service levels, while suppliers to the carriers – such as ports, feeder operators and hauliers – have been left vulnerable to the bigger buying power of alliances.But in a joint submission to the EC today, the World Shipping Council (WSC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), and the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) argued that the block exemption had made the industry more stable and pointed to the fact that freight rates had declined considerably while it has been in force.Martin Dorsman, secretary General of ECSA, said: “A lot has changed in our industry in the past five years, but the fact is that there is still fierce competition among carriers. The purely operational agreements covered by the BER [block exemption regulation] foster competition by lowering barriers to entry and enabling carriers to compete on more routes.”A key point for the regulation’s critics is that when it was last renewed in 2014, the EC adjusted its market share criteria, judging that any single consortium should not have more than a 30% market share on any given trade, which has increasingly come into focus with the consolidation of the deep-sea alliances into three major groupings.The 85-page submission to the EC argued that while attention has generally focused on the three east-west alliances which dominate the Asia-Europe and transatlantic trades, the scope of the BER covered far more.“Alliances, which have existed for over two decades, are still vastly outnumbered by the number of non-alliance services in EU international trades: it is estimated that there are 61 vessel-sharing arrangements outside the big three alliances and at least an additional 57 services with slot agreements with third parties in place.“Virtually all of those smaller vessel-sharing arrangements are within the strict market share boundaries of the BER safe harbour, and are properly viewed as presenting minimal risk to competition,” the submission says.John Butler, WSC president and chief executive, added: “The bottom line is that the BER has worked very well for almost 25 years. It sets out clear rules that can be practically applied without the need for extensive legal analysis. This means that carriers can focus on seeking the most efficient transportation solutions without the cost and delay associated with legal self-assessment for these routine operational arrangements.”And with the IMO’s 2020 low-sulphur regulations looming larger by the day, as well as the grander 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, the submission also argued that vessel-sharing would be key to carriers meeting the new requirements.ICS secretary general Guy Platten explained: “A factor that is new in this review of the BER is the fact that the IMO has now set concrete goals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions for the international shipping industry.“We will need to use every available tool to increase efficiency, and the BER supports vessel-sharing that is a key tool for the liner sector to reduce its fuel burn and therefore reduce its emissions.” By Gavin van Marle 20/12/2018last_img read more

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72% by 2030

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date TAGSCatherine FitzgeraldJohn MulhollandLaois County CouncilLow Carbon Town Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72% by the end of the decade in a new plan.This target is set in the Carbon Footprint report for Portlaoise – the first of its kind for a county town in Ireland which was commissioned by Laois County Council as part of the Low Carbon Town initiative supported by Government in Project Ireland 2040.The report fixes a reference point for emissions both in time and in quantum for Portlaoise and will serve to underpin the community wide effort to tackle climate change. Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72% by 2030 She said: “The Government has set a target of halving the country’s carbon footprint by 2030. This report sets out the scale of that challenge for Portlaoise and the county.“This report will inform the conversation on how best to plan for our low carbon future.”Chief Executive of Laois County Council John Mulholland stated: “This is one of the most important reports prepared by Laois County Council for some time.“It provides real clarity on the path ahead towards tackling the climate change issue and it sets out unambiguously the choices for our community over the next decade.“In launching this report it is important to acknowledge the ongoing support of local business, stakeholders and communities in taking on some of the work associated with the low carbon challenge.“We are grateful to have the active support of the Portlaoise Town Team, Portlaoise Tidy Towns and local transport companies in leading a very active community response.“I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under the Urban Regeneration Fund in assisting to deliver the Low Carbon Town Project. Laois County Council will continue its engagement with the public on how to meet the government’s target of 50% reduction in CO2 for Portlaoise and the County.”The report is available on the Council website. SEE ALSO – County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of Laois business Pinterest It reveals that Portlaoise, which has a population of about 23,000 people, produces the equivalent of 99,159 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.That is over 4 tonnes of CO2 per person per year net of aviation and agriculture. The report sets out options and opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by up to 72%.The study confirms that in order to achieve this target and the nationally agreed target of 7% per annum there must be an investment in local renewable energy generation, an investment in deep retrofitting of homes and a big shift towards electric vehicles, public transport, cycling and walking throughout the decarbonised zone of Portlaoise.In addition, the report underscores the value of biodiversity and tree planting in urban areas and the necessity to re-use existing building stock in the town centre.Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald welcomed the report. Electric Picnic Pinterest Facebook Council Facebook Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 30, 2021Next articleLaois Councillor calls on Chief Superintendent to confiscate ‘unchipped or unregistered’ horse to deter sulky racing Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 30th March 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Home News Council Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72% by… NewsCouncillast_img read more

NEPA Head Hails Contribution of UN to the Environment

first_imgNEPA Head Hails Contribution of UN to the Environment EnvironmentOctober 25, 2013Written by: Chris Patterson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWorld Town Planning Day to Focus on Water Executive Director, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, has hailed the contribution of the United Nations (UN) in addressing a number of issues in Jamaica, particularly as it relates to environmental management.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA has received more than $300 million in support from the international organisation over the last 10 years to carry out its work. “They are an integral partner and they have allowed us… to undertake a number of activities,” he stated on October 24 at a UN Day celebration at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston.Describing the relationship between the UN and NEPA as “valued”, Mr. Knight said the UN’s support has enabled the implementation of projects in support of the country’s environment.These include the Phase-Out of Ozone Depleting Substances Project; Watershed Management Project; Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project; Protected Areas Management Project; the Biodiversity Conservation Project; Pollution Control Project; and the Improved Environmental Health Project.Mr. Knight also cited the collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the publication of the country’s State of the Environment Report 2010, which highlighted the overall status of Jamaica’s ecosystems and natural resources between 2008 and 2010.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA will be collaborating with the agencies within the UN to complete the State of the Environment Report for 2013-2014.For his part, UN Resident Co-ordinator for Jamaica, Dr. Arun Kashyap, said the organisation remains committed to working with greater effectiveness with local, national and regional partners to achieve gender equity, peace and equitable development in Jamaica, within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals and Vision 2030.Several representatives from various agencies and sectors also joined in celebrating the annual UN Day under the theme: ‘Global Progress’.The event, which was staged in the format of a panel discussion, included representatives from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ); GSW Animations; Eve For Life: National Family Planning Board; the University of the West Indies (UWI); as well as students from St. Georges College and Ardenne High School.Every year since 1948, the 24th of October has been celebrated globally as UN Day.The celebration seeks to commemorate the founding of the organisation with the ratification of its Charter by the five (5) Permanent Members of the Security Council, namely: France, the People’s Republic of China, the former Soviet Union (now the Russian Federation), the United Kingdom and the United States of America. RelatedConsultation to Prepare Jamaica for Climate Change Conferencecenter_img Story HighlightsExecutive Director, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, has hailed the contribution of the United Nations (UN) in addressing a number of issues in Jamaica, particularly as it relates to environmental management.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA has received more than $300 million in support from the international organisation over the last 10 years to carry out its work. “They are an integral partner and they have allowed us… to undertake a number of activities,” he stated on October 24 at a UN Day celebration at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston.Describing the relationship between the UN and NEPA as “valued”, Mr. Knight said the UN’s support has enabled the implementation of projects in support of the country’s environment. RelatedGreater Environmental Protection Stewardship Urged Advertisementslast_img read more

Juvenile Remandees Receiving Better Access to Education

first_imgJuvenile Remandees Receiving Better Access to Education EducationMay 22, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedMOE and VOUCH to Provide Diagnostic Services For Special Needs Children RelatedFive New Subjects Added to CAPE Syllabus Story HighlightsTwenty-six youngsters from juvenile correctional centres across the island are now sitting CXC examinations.The Government has improved the educational programmes of these institutions.Commissioner of Corrections, Jevene Bent, said several improvements have been made to enhance the quality of education offered within the island’s four juvenile institutions. Twenty-six youngsters from juvenile correctional centres across the island are now sitting Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations, as the Government improves the educational programmes of these institutions.Commissioner of Corrections, Jevene Bent, who made the disclosure, said several improvements have been made to enhance the quality of education offered within the island’s four juvenile institutions.She was responding to questions at a recent press conference regarding a National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report done in March, 2013 which found that the quality of teaching and curricular offerings at the centres were not up to standard.Ms. Bent pointed out that the Department of Correctional Services received the report in August last year, and had since then taken steps to improve the education of wards and remandees.She noted that while education for remandees who leave the institutions on a daily basis is limited, there are greater educational opportunities for wards, who have an average stay of three years.Wards and remandees are accommodated at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Ann, Rio Cobre Juvenile Centre in St Catherine, the Diamond Crest Juvenile Correctional Centre in Manchester, and the Metcalfe Street Secured Juvenile Centre in Kingston.The Commissioner noted that when the wards and remandees come into the facilities, they are risk-assessed as well as assessed generally to determine their level of education. “Quite a number of our wards and remandees are very low (in educational attainment), some of them cannot read and write. So there is a challenge with placement,” she said.Ms. Bent informed that additional and more qualified educators are now employed within the institutions.There are currently 28 trained teachers and instructors in the department, up from 10 when the NEI assessment was done.The Commissioner further informed that changes have been made to improve the various curricula offered, including an expansion of the number of subjects taught.In addition, Ms. Bent pointed out that the department now has a qualified educational coordinator, who has a Master’s degree in curriculum development, a first degree and a teacher education diploma.In the meantime, Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, noted that since the report, improvements have been made to the way in which educational programmes are delivered by the institutions.He noted for example, that the female wards were previously splintered among several institutions, to receive the full range of subjects, posing logistics challenges. The programmes have since been consolidated and are now offered at the South Camp location.“We are coming from a position that was far from desirable to one that has improved substantially. We have not yet arrived at the ideal, but…a lot of work has gone into things so far,” he said.center_img RelatedQuality Early Childhood Education Critical – Rev. Thwaites FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 OCT 2016 Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor UPDATED 18/10: Qualcomm has taken actions in France, Germany and the US “to address Meizu’s infringement of its patents,” following earlier suits filed in China.“Meizu’s refusal to negotiate a license agreement in good faith and its sales and distribution of infringing products around the world leave Qualcomm with no choice but to protect our patent rights through these additional legal proceedings,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel.The US company filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, a patent infringement action with the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany, and an infringement-seizure action in France to obtain evidence for a further infringement case.In a statement to Mobile World Live, Meizu said it had “worked with Qualcomm to advance towards an agreement.” It added: “We respect Qualcomm’s right to use legal measures if they are unsatisfied with the progress, but still welcome them to proceed the negotiations with us at any time.”Qualcomm first compiled a Meizu complaint in June, having failed to negotiate a deal with the company. At this point, it called on the Beijing authorities to review the contract offered.This was followed by 17 more complaints, with Qualcomm arguing that Meizu was “attempting to obtain an unfair and improper cost advantage over its competitors”. Previous ArticleTwitter sale plans in jeopardy as Salesforce walks awayNext ArticleHuawei stresses urgent operator focus on NB-IoT Steve Costello Authorcenter_img Apple faces 5G modem wait Devices Related Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more MeizuQualcommlast_img read more