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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisPresentations are currently being held to educate Northeast Michigan residents about the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office plans for a new jail.Sheriff Kieliszewski will be making PowerPoint presentations in different locations throughout Alpena County to provide factual information about the jail project and millage.On November 7th the public will have to vote yes or no on opening a new jail. The current facility was built in 1956, and since then has been home to health hazards to jail staff and inmates.Jail tours are currently being offered every Thursday this month to give insights on conditions of the jail. The next presentation will be presented at 7 pm at the Wilson Township Hall today, located at 3746 King Settlement Road.According to the Alpena County Sheriffs Office some questions concerned citizens have includes: what will happen to the old jail, how many inmates are usually housed at the current jail, and will juveniles be housed at the new jail?If passed, the millage will support a new jail to be built on M-32, between Sportsmen Drive and Airport Road. If you would like to see when the next presentation will be in your location log on to the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Girl Scouts Adds Signature Bricks to Camp Woodlands FundraiserNext Alpena Shooting Suspect Arraigned in Courtlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal businessman was forced to sit in vomit for more than 10 hours as he flew on a flight from London to Seattle.Dave Gildea, Vice President for well-known Letterkenny-based company CloudRanger, shared a photo of his destroyed footrest on May 22 and shared that his horrible experience occurred the day before.David posted on twitter how disgusted he felt after coming across the situation. He said “This was my seat from London to Seattle yesterday, covered in dried in vomit, no offer to move seats, just insinuation from the attendant that I had done it even though it was dried in for days.”The 38-year-old had upgraded his seat while at London Heathrow and was assigned the seat.‘I didn’t notice anything until about two hours into the British Airways flight when I popped down the foot stool so I could get some sleep and saw the vomit on the seat,’ he explained.The sick on the plane seat. Pic by CloudRanger twitter.Gildea was annoyed the cabin crew insinuated that the throw up came from him. ‘He didn’t offer a seat change or an apology, so I asked for a blanket to cover it up so I could put my feet down,’ the BA Silver Member explained.‘Of course as I slept, I moved around on the blanket so I woke up with dried vomit on my feet. It was pretty disgusting. With the price I paid for the ticket, I was shocked.’Gildea was disappointed that it took the airline more than two weeks to respond to his issue.‘I tend to travel a lot – this was a very poor experience and the handling of the experience at the time and since then has been where the problem is,’ Gildea asserted. ‘It’s frustrating how they can take your money in a second for a ticket, but when it is a problem it takes weeks.’British Airways released a statement apologising for ‘falling short’ of expectations. ‘We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service and an enjoyable experience on board our flights, and we are sorry that on this occasion this fell short of our customers’ expectations, they said in a statement.‘We are investigating and are in contact with the customer to apologise and resolve this matter.’Donegal businessman’s outrage at being left on vomit-filled plane seat was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:British AirwaysCloudRangerDavid Gildealetterkennyplaneseatsicklast_img read more


first_imgJohannesburg, 30 August 2013 – Brand South Africa is pleased to announce that McCann Worldgroup has been appointed as its through-the-line advertising agency following a rigorous selection process during which proposals were considered from five short-listed companies.The selection process conformed to Brand South Africa’s tender processes, which was facilitated by Yardstick.Agencies were asked to submit proposals in April 2013 and were assessed on their familiarity with nation brand development and the role of reputation management in enhancing competitive identity. They were further assessed on their ability to deliver on Brand South Africa’s strategic priorities. Their compliance with BEE legislation, corporate governance and overall reputation were also factored into the selection process.McCann Worldgroup will be responsible for conceptualising and developing brand strategies and campaigns that will enhance the nation’s reputation. Additionally, the agency will be responsible for media planning and buying. All campaigns will be aimed at positioning South Africa among the top 20 global nations.“We congratulate McCann on their successful pitch and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with them as we build our nation brand both domestically and internationally,” said Brand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola.Speaking about the appointment of McCann by Brand South Africa, Managing director, Karabo Denalane said, “McCann could not be more delighted with this appointment. On the dawn of 20 years of democracy, we have been given an opportunity to increase awareness of our nation brand in key international markets, to shape the reputation of our country, and to build pride and patriotism within each and every South African. What an honour and a privilege!”McCann Worldgroup will take over from the current agency, Publicis, effective 1 September 2013.Brand South Africa appoints Wendy Tlou as Director: Strategic Marketing and CommunicationBrand South Africa appoints Wendy Tlou has been appointed Director: Strategic Marketing and CommunicationBrand South Africa is also delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director: Strategic Marketing and Communication, Ms Wendy Tlou, effective 1 October 2013.Ms Tlou has a wealth of experience in communications and marketing, gained over 20 years in the industry. She has most recently worked at the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality as Head of Communications and Brand Management. She has also, in the last few years, provided strategic communication support to the South African Reserve Bank, managed South African Tourism’s Global Communications, and was the Managing Director for The Communications Firm.Ms Tlou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science, a Certificate in Public Relations and has completed a Programme in Management Development from GIBS.“I am extremely excited to be part of the team at Brand SA and to drive the strategic reputation management and brand building of South Africa to ensure that we remain a competitive destination for inward investment and tourism receipts, among others,” said Tlou.Brand South Africa’s mandate and strategic objectives• Brand South Africa’s international mandate is to build the country’s reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness, reflecting a great focus on driving international investment and trade. Our reputation as a country is important as it impacts on investment – jobs, economic growth, our national sense of pride and social cohesion.• Reputation is a key driver of our international mandate. Domestically, Brand South Africa’s mandate is to build pride and patriotism amongst South Africans and contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship, giving our country a consolidated and clear brand image. This involves the creation of a unified message and promise that becomes identifiable with South Africa, thereby building credibility, conviction and committed patronage.• Brand South Africa is also the central hub of national reputation and competitiveness intelligence. This intelligence is vital for articulating, aligning and mobilising key messages about the nation for the use and benefit of all stakeholders and strategic partners.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About McCann Worldgroup South AfricaMcCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of best-in-class agencies that emphasise creativity, innovation, and performance, including McCann Johannesburg.Requests for further information and interviews can be directed to:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more


first_imgJoin SADAG on mountain bike and trail run races in the Cradle of Humankind to raise funds for its national Suicide Crisis Centre. (Image: Awaken Holidays)To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) will hold mountain bike and trail run races in the Cradle of Humankind to raise funds for its national Suicide Crisis Centre, which receives over 400 calls a day.Mental health affects the entire family, and the broader community. Other than raising much-needed funds, Sadag’s Moving for Mental Wellness event aims to increase awareness and knowledge of mental illness, and encourage solidarity with those affected.The mountain bike race and trail run, for both individuals and teams, will be held on the grounds of the beautiful Nirox Art Foundation Park near Mogale City in Gauteng. The bike race will be a 12- or 36-kilometre challenge from the park into the Cradle of Humankind. The run will be along a 5- or 15-kilometre trail through the Nirox Foundation grounds. Both begin at 8am on Saturday 10 October.The events will have a lap race format. Corporates are encouraged to enter teams of three into both races. There will also be art exhibitions, food stalls, music and a picnic area for the whole family to enjoy.To register or find out more about the event, go to www.mfmw.co.za, follow @Moving4mw on Twitter, and like the Moving for Mental Wellness page on Facebook.If you would like to sponsor a water stand, goodies or enter your company team, contact Genevieve or Cassey on 011 234 4870.last_img read more


first_imgMicrosoft’s latest attempt to drag down Google has again fallen flat. But that hasn’t deterred Redmond, which insists it will press on with its high-profile “Scroogled” attack-ad campaign on Google’s Gmail and search. “Scroogled” launched last Thanksgiving across television, newspapers, YouTube and social media. The ads claimed that Google users were being Scroogled — a phrase intended to evoke the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol — because the search giant reads their email (in order to sell advertising in Gmail) and delivers slanted results for product searches (because Google mixes paid ads with normal search results).The campaign, however, hasn’t exactly had the desired effect. While more than 114,000 people signed a Microsoft petition asking Google to “stop going through your email to sell ads,” there’s little sign it had any impact on Gmail or Google search. A report from KQED late last week suggested that Microsoft was throwing in the towel on the Scroogled ads, although Redmond now insists that’s not true, as per this statement it provided to ReadWrite:Scroogled will go on as long as Google keeps Scroogling people. We know Google doesn’t like it when the facts come out. Chapter two of the consumer education campaign has shown people care about their privacy. More than 3.5 million people visited scroogled.com, and nearly 115,000 people signed a petition asking Google to stop going through their Gmail. Stay tuned for the next chapter.In other words: Pay no attention to that Microsoft official behind the curtain. We have always planned to run the Scroogled campaign until the end of time — or until we triumph over Google. Whichever comes first.ReadWrite editor-in-chief Dan Lyons noted last month that the Microsoft campaign was little more than “another pathetic smear campaign” against Google:The gist of the scare campaign is that Google is a scary, scary company that reads your private emails in order to send you targeted ads. “Even if you don’t use Gmail, if you send email to someone who does, Google goes through those emails to generate advertising revenue too,” Microsoft warns in material sent to reporters. Oh, and Microsoft points out that six class-action lawsuits have been filed against Google over this issue, and asks people to sign a petition “to tell Google to stop going through your personal email messages.”The latest ComScore search data for the U.S. reveals that core search market share for Google sites rose to 67% in January from 66.7% in December, a 0.3% increase. Microsoft sites also saw an increase, albeit a smaller one, in search market share — to 16.5%  from 16.3% , a 0.2% increase. Yahoo, AOL and Ask all experienced minor drops.In other words, if Microsoft really wants to boost its search presence, it may want to consider acquiring the also-rans. Its frontal assault on Google appears to be doomed to failure.Email usage is harder to track for a number of reasons, but KQED quotes Microsoft official Stefan Weitz acknowledging that the campaign hasn’t exactly unseated Gmail. “It’s a habit,” Weitz said, apparently referring to Gmail. “It’s like smoking. It’s hard to get folks to stop doing it.”Here’s another look at the late, unlamented first phase of Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Bing#Google#Microsoft#search Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img brian s hall Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Quebec.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on July 5 will be approximately $7 million.last_img


Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs away from a Clemson defender during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Visibly exhausted, battered and bruised, Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller stood covered in grass stains in front of his locker at Sun Life Stadium with a forlorn look on his face. He and his team had just come up short against No. 12 Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl, falling to the Tigers (11-2, 7-1) 40-35.After the loss, Miller said he planned to discuss with coach Urban Meyer and strength coach Mickey Marotti about whether he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.“(I have to) just think it out throughout the whole process and how it will go,” Miller said after the loss about his upcoming decision. “I don’t want to make no decision I really didn’t do my research on.”It looks as if the Buckeye signal caller will come back for one more year, though, according to reports by both ESPN and SI.com. No official announcement has been made by OSU. An OSU spokesman had no information about Miller’s decision when asked.Miller was sacked five times in potentially his last game as a Buckeye, taking plenty of hits and scrambling for control as he tried to rally OSU (12-2, 8-1) to its first postseason win in four years. The first sack of the game did the most damage, Miller said, injuring his shoulder.“On the first sack they had against me, I injured my shoulder. I know I landed on my elbow, but it shot right up to my shoulder, and it was hurting real bad,” Miller said.Miller said the injury nagged him all game and his pain level was “about like a nine and a half” on a scale of one to 10, but the last thing he wanted to do was come out.“You fight through it, because you’re a competitor,” said Miller, who did come out for a two-point conversion play after finding senior running back Carlos Hyde for a 14-yard touchdown that gave OSU the lead in the fourth quarter, 35-34.Meyer said he asked Miller if he could go after injuring the shoulder, getting a brief response from the junior: “I’m fine.”“He’s a soldier,” Meyer said during a postgame press conference. “I think on the two-point play he had to come out, but he said he was ready to go.”Miller’s toughness did not go unnoticed by his opponent either.“You tip your hat to a guy like (Miller),” Clemson redshirt-sophomore linebacker Kellen Jones said after the game. “You have to anticipate his move before he makes it, because before you know it, he’s out of there … He’s a great talent and it was great going up against him.”The Buckeye signal caller finished with 234 yards passing, completing 16 of 24 passes for two touchdowns, and running for two more scores. The second of his two interceptions all but sealed the win for the Tigers, though, as he was picked off by junior linebacker Stephone Anthony while trying to hit senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown over the middle with less than 90 seconds left.“I didn’t see (Anthony). It was good coverage, I’ll give him props,” Miller said about the interception. “That’s why he’s on the field too, he got a scholarship as well. He made a good play on the ball and I thought I had a man wide open, and he jumped right in front of it.“I thought I had Philly on a bender, and it was my mistake,” Miller said. “I’m not going to complain about anything, I’ve just gotta fix it.”It appears that Miller is planning to fix those mistakes in Columbus as he prepares for his senior season, despite alluding to the possibility of leaving early over the past month.“Oh, yeah. Of course. Definitely,” Miller said Dec. 18 when asked if he felt like his skills translated to the professional ranks. “Just like I came from high school. Coaches going to get you prepared, get you mentally ready for everything that you need to get ready for. It’s another step in life.”If he does stay, Miller knows one man will play a huge part in getting ready for the next stage of his life.“I’ve got to think hard about it. I will talk to coach Meyer and see what he thinks,” Miller said. “He’s been through the process many times, so that’s the guy to go to. He never steers you wrong and ever since I got here, he took me under his wing and taught me a lot of things.” read more


Redshirt-senior Kevin Metka (center) is congratulated by teammates before being recognized in a Senior Day ceremony on April 12 at the Varsity Tennis Courts. The ceremony followed a 4-0 OSU win over Purdue. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor


first_imgFrom the trials and tribulations faced by Bangladeshi migrants to Italy to the global menace of human trafficking, from modern sea bathing culture in Netherlands to the hidden world of one of the world’s most endearing creatures – pandas, powerful narratives from 40 countries will form part of India’s Maha Kumbh of photography.The Kolkata International Photography Festival (KIPF) 2019 will be inaugrated at the Indian Museum today (February 27) and will go on until March 6. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe gigantic festival that boasts of photographs dating back to the 1940s to present day, will bring together over 250 photographers showcasing nearly 1500 photographs across 10 iconic venues. Shows will take place in almost all of the city’s top institutions like the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum as well as galleries like Harrington Street Arts Centre and Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC). Other venues include Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Maya Art Space, Nandan and Kolkata Information Centre. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInterestingly, KIPF also boasts of being the first ever photography festival that will showcase work from every single continent of the world including the final frontier – Antarctica. A singularly rare cache of photographs, taken by two of Bengal’s greatest achievers – Sudipta Sengupta who was the first Indian woman to set foot on Antarctica, and Satyarup Siddhanta who recently became the only Indian to ever climb Antarctica’s tallest volcanic summit – will showcase life in the heart of frozen kingdom. Festival’s founding director Madhuchhanda Sen, who also owns and runs the iconic Maya Art Space said, “We are immensely proud to be able to showcase such a large variety of work from the far corners of the globe. The repertoire we are putting up will make KIPF 2019 a must attend festival for the world’s who’s who. This will be the first time that a photography festival of such a massive scale – both in terms of content and scale of participants will take place in India”. Festival director Kounteya Sinha, world renowned photographer who is also known as the modern master of visual story-telling said, “Imagine getting to see Raghu Rai’s unseen Kolkata photographed over 40 years, along with the rare photographs clicked by Satyajit Ray himself that have languished in their family vaults. The festival will showcase the best of their collection.” “India has a very rich tradition of photography dating back to centuries. Erstwhile royal families hold a treasure trove of unknown and unseen works that have long languished in their vaults. However, families such as these are now keen for the world to see those treasures. What you will see at the festival is both traditional rare photo works and the best of contemporary photography from the modern masters,” he added. KIPF has also been very clear about its intention to show some of India’s greatest work to the world during the festival. Works of renowned artists including Prashant Panjiar, Ram Rahman, Rohit Vohra, Dhritiman Mukherjee, and others will be displayed. One of the major highlights of the festival will be a string of incredible public installations by Bengal’s greatest installation artists like Partha Dasgupta, Sushanta Paul, Bhabotosh Sutar and Pradip Das. Talking about the festival, India’s renowned art critic and historian Uma Nair who is part of KIPF’s illustrious advisory board said, “KIPF is going to be a watershed moment for the contemporary practice of photography in India. In an age where communication is instant, and we see a melding of East and West like never before, KIPF will transcend boundaries and celebrate the beauty of the common man.” Nair will herself curate some of the collections. She is also on the advisory board of the festival along with stalwarts like Jogen Chowdhury (world renowned artist), Sandip Ray (multiple award-winning filmmaker), Gautam De (director, Indian Council of Cultural Relations), Nemai Ghosh (iconic photographer), filmmaker Goutam Ghosh and Ganesh Holoi (eminent Indian painter). Rarely seen portfolio of India’s most awarded photographer S Paul will also form part of the festival.Never before has any festival had access to Paul’s intricate and private works. Arguably, Kolkata’s most revered old man of photography – Nemai Ghosh who is most known for working with Satyajit Ray as his photo biographer for over two decades, starting with Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne till Ray’s last film Agantuk will showcase a body of work across his life – not just on Bengal but also his tryst with Bollywood.last_img read more

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