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first_imgUncategorizedLA Phil Announces Hollywood Bowl 2012 Summer SeasonBy Shayna Rose Arnold – January 24, 2012390ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItYes, this week got off to a rainy start, but now that the Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the Hollywood Bowl 2012 Summer Series, we’ve got warm summer nights on our mind.It’s an impressive schedule, full of longtime favorites (like a July 4 fireworks spectacular, a John Williams program, and a Tchaikovsky show set for September) and Hollywood Bowl debuts (19 artists will be appearing at the venue for the first time), plus new programming by music director Gustavo Dudamel, including his first Hollywood Bowl Festival, Americas & Americans featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Placido Domingo, Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, and Juanes. Norah Jones (!), Diana Krall, Liza Minnelli (!!), Smokey Robinson, Yo-Yo Ma, the Count Basie Orchestra, Anita Baker (!), Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, and Hot Chip will all drop by—but enough of our babbling on and on. You’ve got warm summer nights to plan.Here’s the schedule as it was announced: AMERICAS AND AMERICANSAugust 14AMERICAS AND AMERICANSLos Angeles PhilharmonicGustavo Dudamel, conductorJuan Luis Guerra, vocalistMONCAYO HuapangoMÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2PIAZZOLLA La Muerte del ÁngelJuan Luis Guerra with orchestra August 15AMERICAS AND AMERICANSRubén BladesAdditional artists to be announced August 16AMERICAS AND AMERICANSLos Angeles PhilharmonicGustavo Dudamel, conductorSergio Tiempo, pianoESTÉVEZ Mediodía en el LlanoGINASTERA Piano Concerto No. 1COPLAND Symphony No. 3 August 17Saturday, August 18, 2012AMERICAS AND AMERICANSJuanesHollywood Bowl OrchestraThomas Wilkins, conductor August 19AMERICAS AND AMERICANSLos Angeles PhilharmonicGustavo Dudamel, conductorPlácido Domingo, tenorAn evening of Latin songs and operatic arias CLASSICAL July 10The classical season at the Hollywood Bowl opens with Leonard Slatkin leading Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In celebration of Gustav Klimt’s 150th birthday and his famous Beethoven Frieze, the LA Phil and Getty Museum join together to commission video imagery to accompany the famous “Ode to Joy” finale of the symphony. Program features soprano Rachel Willis-Sorenson, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Gordon Gietz, bass Christian van Horn and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. July 12 Slatkin continues the week leading the LA Phil in a program showcasing Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 and featuring violinist Daniel Hope, in his Hollywood Bowl debut, performing Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto.July 17 and 19Famed violinist Joshua Bell presents two performances in a single evening on both the Tuesday and Thursday series. For the first half he is joined by virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer to give the West Coast premiere of Meyer’s new Double Concerto. In the second half of each program Bell plays Mendelssohn’s lyrical Violin Concerto. Conductor Ludovic Morlot leads both concerts.July 24Stéphane Denève returns to the Hollywood Bowl with a program of dazzling Romantic Russian works including the gorgeous but little-known Conus Violin Concerto, played by Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour. The program also features Stokowski’s Symphonic Synthesis of  Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.July 26Denève continues the week leading the LA Phil in a program of Bernstein’s and Gershwin’s highly charged and quintessentially American music paired perfectly with Ravel’s sensual Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 and his jazzy Piano Concerto played by the formidable Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The program closes with a dazzling fireworks display.July 31Resident Conductor Lionel Bringuier is joined by powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman for an exciting performance of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, followed by Elgar’s Enigma Variations, one of the composer’s most celebrated and fascinating works.August 2An evening of young French talent unfolds as acclaimed violinist Renaud Capuçon makes his return to the Hollywood Bowl with his close collaborator and friend Resident Conductor Lionel Bringuier for an all-Beethoven evening.August 7Two superstars of the classical world – Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma – join for a performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto. Dudamel also displays his affinity for the passionate music of Tchaikovsky as he leads the LA Phil in the composer’s Fourth Symphony.August 9Stunning pianist Yuja Wang teams with Dudamel for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. The all-Tchaikovsky program brings back Symphony No. 4 for the second time that week.August 14Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the first program of his Americans and Americas festival, bringing together the sounds and musicians of the Americas and featuring singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra.August 16 American and Americas continues as Dudamel leads the LA Phil and pianist Sergio Tiempo in a program of prototypical American music – Estevez’ Mediodía en el Llano, Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. August 21Stylish British trumpeter Alison Balsom makes her Bowl debut in an all-Haydn program with Nicholas McGegan at the helm.August 23Bowl favorite Nicholas McGegan continues his week leading the LA Phil in a program of Mozart masterworks, featuring the debut of Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud.August 28 and 30Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the LA Phil in Carl Orff’s most famous work, Carmina Burana, featuring soprano Laura Claycomb, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Hugh Russell and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The program also includes Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. ()  September 4Two gifted young artists – conductor Krzysztof Urbański and pianist Denis Matsuev – debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in this program of 20th-century Russian fireworks – Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1, selections for solo piano from Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.September 6Tovey brings his charisma and musical flair to the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the LA Phil in a program of music and humor that includes the madcap virtuosi violinist and pianist Igudesman & Joo performing excerpts from their show A Little Nightmare Music. Pianists Inon Barnatan and Benjamin Hochman make their Bowl debuts in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, narrated by the conductor. September 11Tovey continues guest conducting as he leads the LA Phil in a suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story, featuring Sarah Chang in an arrangement for violin and orchestra made by Hollywood’s David Newman and a performance of Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. September 13Tovey wraps up the LA Phil’s summer classical season with a concert that features the return of Itzhak Perlman, violinist of a generation, to play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The program also includes three of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.   WEEKEND SPECTACULARSJuly 6 and 7Frozen Planet Live – Following the success of Planet Earth Live, the world premiere of Frozen Planet Live – the ultimate portrait of the last great wilderness on Earth, the polar regions – comes to the Bowl’s big screen. The latest series co-produced by the BBC and Discovery Channel features stunning images of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before, with live orchestral accompaniment conducted by award-winning composer George Fenton.  July 20 and 21 Smokey Robinson – King of Motown, vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson, known for classic hits such as “Tears of A Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Tracks of My Tears,” and more, returns for his Hollywood Bowl orchestral debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.July 27, 28, and 29The Producers* – From the brilliantly twisted mind of Mel Brooks comes this insanely funny adventure – a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant concoct a get-rich scheme to bilk their investors out of millions by producing the most notorious flop in history. Based on Brooks’ Oscar-winning 1968 film, this Broadway smash hit and winner of a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards is the annual fully-staged musical at the Bowl. All-star cast to be announced. *With score and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and originally directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.August 3, 4, and 5 Pixar in Concert – From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Hollywood Bowl presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies (including its latest release, Brave) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.August 10 Norah Jones – The multi-Grammy winner, an artist of astonishing musical versatility, returns to the Bowl for the first time since 2004. A special, one-night-only appearance. August 11An Evening with Liza Minnelli –The icon of stage and screen, queen of cabaret and winner of Tonys, Golden Globes, a Grammy, an Emmy and an Oscar, returns to the Bowl for a special, one-night-only appearance. August 17 and 18 Juanes – Americas & Americans FestivalThe Americas & Americans festival continues through the weekend with Colombian superstar Juanes. This 17-time Latin-Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter has become the leading all-Spanish-language music artist in the world and has made a global impact with his blend of rock en español and traditional Latin American rhythms, as well as his commitment to social change through music. He last performed at the Hollywood Bowl as part of A Decade of Difference for President Bill Clinton. August 24 and 25Diana Krall – Sultry songstress and jazz pianist Diana Krall returns to the Bowl for two evenings of jazz standards and beautiful ballads.  August 31 and September 1 John Williams: Maestro of the Movies – With his memorable scores, Hollywood Bowl Hall of Famer John Williams has changed the face of modern-day film music. The legendary movie maestro returns for his annual weekend at the Bowl, when he shares some of his biggest and most beloved hits. Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham is his special guest.   September 7 and 8 Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks – Charismatic conductor Bramwell Tovey returns to lead the LA Phil’s annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular featuring the Russian composer’s most beloved ballets. In addition to the 1812 Overture, complete with cannons and pyrotechnics, we feature dancers from American Ballet Theatre in famous pas de deux from Swan Lake and their new production of The Nutcracker.September 14, 15, and 16 Fireworks Finale: The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Three-time Grammy-winner and “musician’s musician” Brian Setzer is known for taking chances with his innovative and daring musical styles, as well as for resurrecting two forgotten genres – rockabilly and swing. For the first time, he and his big band will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Thomas Wilkins for memorable performances including the Bowl’s legendary fireworks.SUNSET PERFORMANCES July 29The Producers* – From the brilliantly twisted mind of Mel Brooks comes this insanely funny adventure – a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant concoct a get-rich scheme to bilk their investors out of millions by producing the most notorious flop in history. Based on Brooks’ Oscar-winning 1968 film, this Broadway smash hit and winner of a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards is our annual fully-staged musical at the Bowl. All-star cast to be announced. *With score and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and originally directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.August 5 Pixar in Concert – From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Hollywood Bowl presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies (including its latest release, Brave) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. August 12Dudamel Conducts Verdi’s Rigoletto – Dudamel leads Verdi’s renowned tragedy in a concert performance, featuring baritone Željko Lučić, in his signature role, as Rigoletto. Cast also includes tenor David Lomelí as the Duke of Mantua, soprano Olga Peretyatko as Gilda, bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Sparafucile, bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Monterone, and baritone Craig Verm as Marullo. The Los Angeles Master Chorale also performs.September 16Fireworks Finale: The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Three-time Grammy-winner and “musician’s musician” Brian Setzer is known for taking chances with his innovative and daring musical styles, as well as for resurrecting two forgotten genres – rockabilly and swing. For the first time, he and his big band will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Thomas Wilkins for memorable performances including the Bowl’s legendary fireworks.JAZZ AT THE BOWLJune 27A Celebration of Miles DavisMarcus Miller “Tutu Revisited”Miles Electric BandKind of Blue: Jimmy Cobb’s “So What” BandFor nearly six decades, Miles Davis has embodied all that is cool, and this evening celebrates three of his many musical milestones. From an entire performance of the masterpiece Kind of Blue, through the ‘70s with the Electric Miles Band, to his pop-influenced album Tutu, we pay homage to the man with the horn. July 11Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = JazzCount Basie OrchestraSpecial guests to be announcedProbably the strongest element in Ray Charles’ life, and the most concentrated driving force, was music. Ray often said, “I was born with music inside me. That’s the only explanation I know.” This concert is a tribute not only to his love of music but also his diverse musical taste with a host of special guest vocalists from different genres plus the Count Basie Orchestra, the Raelettes and co-produced by Phil Ramone and Gregg Field. August 1The Neville Brothers Farewell TourTrombone Shorty  Additional artist TBAGiving their last performance ever as a group, The Neville Brothers, who embedded New Orleans blues and funk into our music culture, come back to the Hollywood Bowl. Keeping with the New Orleans vibe is Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his “Supafunkrock,” along with an additional artist to be announced. August 8The Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring Brian McKnightAdditional artists to be announcedContinuing the legacy of one of America’s greatest composers, the Duke Ellington Orchestra welcomes special guest vocalist Brian McKnight for a classic night of big band music from the Ellington songbook. August 15Rubén Blades – Americas & Americans FestivalAdditional artists to be announcedMaking his eagerly awaited return to the Bowl, Panamanian icon and Latin jazz star brings infectious salsa and rhythms to the Bowl as part of both the Jazz series and the Americas & Americans Festival. August 22 Anita BakerEsperanza SpaldingAward-winning vocalist and songwriter Anita Baker brings her romantic, sophisticated grooves to the Bowl with classic hits such as “Sweet Love” and “The Best That I’ve Got.” Grammy-winning jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding celebrates a funky new album to open the night. August 29 Celebrating PeaceHerbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Cindy Blackman SantanaSpecial guest appearance by Carlos SantanaThe Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Creative Chair for Jazz devotes this one-of-a-kind evening to peace, with friends and very special guests. Additional artists to be announced.September 5Blues NightB.B. KingTedeschi Trucks BandThe annual Blues night at the Hollywood Bowl closes the jazz series with the reigning king of the blues, B.B. King and his beloved Lucille. The Delta blues/funk/rock/soul outfit Tedeschi Trucks Band kicks off the evening. KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL June 24TBDJuly 1Ben HarperAdditional artists to be announcedLA’s own Ben Harper brings his own brand of classic songs and fresh perspective on rock, soul and blues to the KCRW World Festival. July 15Reggae Night Tuff Gong Worldwide Salutes Legends of ReggaeZiggy MarleyAdditional artist to be announcedCelebrating the 11th year of Reggae at the Bowl, Ziggy Marley brings his band and a host of all-star roots reggae legends for a unique, not-to-be-missed event. July 22apl.de.ap Takes You To The Philippines – A Celebration of Global MusicBlack Eyed Peas rapper and DJ apl.de.ap celebrates his Filipino heritage and the Filipino culture creating a one-of-a-kind party of music and dance, from pop and traditional Pinoy artists from the Philippines to hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and beyond. September 9Hot ChipPassion PitAdditional artist to be announcedCrafting London’s premiere electronic dance music, Hot Chip is known for its stellar live shows; in its return to the Bowl, the band will lead us on a journey through club music into funkified gospel groves.  Passion Pit reveals a 21st–century sound with soaring hooks, infectious melodies and enigmatic lyrics.  September 23Animal CollectiveHuun Huur TuSonically ambidextrous quartet Animal Collective makes its Hollywood Bowl debut. Tuvan throat singing group Huun Huur Tu, direct from Siberia, will open the show. SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTSJune 22 Opening Night at the Bowl July 2, 3, and 4 Fireworks Spectacular with Barry ManilowIn the Hollywood Bowl’s annual great American extravaganza, iconic singer and songwriter Barry Manilow joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a night of his favorites plus spectacular fireworks and good old-fashioned American music to celebrate the country’s birthday.July 13A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison KeillorThe celebrated American humorist hosts his much-loved radio show at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring the unique blend of music and comedy that audiences treasure.August 26 Smooth Summer JazzThe LA Phil’s annual smooth jazz concert is full of favorites including Men of Soul featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson along with White Hot Summer Groove featuring Peter White and Euge Groove as well as Mindi Abair. July 14Grease Sing-A-LongNow a new tradition, the fun-filled Grease Sing-A-Long features pre-show festivities and the beloved film projected on the Bowl’s giant screen. August 19 Dudamel & DomingoLos Angeles PhilharmonicPlácido Domingo, the world’s greatest tenor, joins Gustavo Dudamel for the first time in concert for an evening of well-known operatic arias and Latin songs. The special evening also features Mariachi del Sol and a Bolero ensemble. September 2The Big Picture: Paramount’s 100th AnniversaryHollywood Bowl OrchestraDavid Newman, conductorCelebrate Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary with an incredible night of nostalgia featuring unforgettable scores from the studio’s rich cinematic history, including Wings, the very first Academy Award® Best Picture winner; The Godfather trilogy; Titanic; and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol among many other favorites. Scenes will be projected on the big screen with the scores performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman. Produced in cooperation with Paramount Pictures. September 22 Sing-A-Long Sound of MusicThe Hollywood hills are alive with The Sound of Music!  The popular Sing-A-Long returns to the giant screen at the Bowl – the world’s largest outdoor movie theater.  Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume (for the pre-show parade) and warm up their vocal cords. Subscriptions are now on sale for Classical, Weekend Spectacular, Sunset, Jazz, and KCRW World Festival concerts.Single concert tickets will be available Saturday, May 5. Photograph by Mathew Imaging TAGS2012January 2012L.A. CulturePrevious articleRecap: The Bachelor, Ep 4: Winning!Next articleOscar Shoo-Ins and SurprisesShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 23/10/2018 LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Forgotten your password? Please click here Premium subscriber LOGIN Please Login Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Your Password Password* Are three stars – UPS, Panalpina and DSV – about to shine in the transportation and logistics galaxy?Last Friday served a timely reminder of how badly heightened volatility and specific sector news – Kuehne + Nagel poorly opened a pivotal earnings season – can suddenly destroy value, impacting the shareholders of major public T&L operators whose fortunes are intimately tied to reduced global growth forecasts, among other things, in a fast-accelerating late business cycle.Frankly, financial markets had a bit of ... Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premiumlast_img read more

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first_img Keywords Insider tradingCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada IIROC’s proposal would harmonize the definitions with those used in the trading rules, in addition to clarifying which accounts should be captured by the non-client definition and providing dealers with “greater flexibility using a principles-based approach to classify accounts based on the type of information access or controls that are in place at their firm,” according to the proposal.The IIAC argued that the new definition will cast a very wide net at large dealers with numerous affiliates.“The IIAC fully understands IIROC’s concerns regarding frontrunning, client priority, and inappropriate use of internal material information about a dealer or issuers,” the IIAC wrote in its comments.The IIAC recommended that IIROC refine the proposed definition so that it only covers dealer employees who are “directly involved in client dealings, have direct access to live orders as well as trading staff, corporate finance and research staff, and managerial staff who have direct oversight pertaining to these operations.”Additionally, the IIAC said that the proposed requirement to validate and update this account status every 12 months “would represent a significant burden for dealers.”The IIAC also asked IIROC to narrow the definition of material non-public information “to make it easier for dealers to interpret and apply.” Proposed changes to the rules that require dealers to identify in-house accounts to help guard against front-running and illegal insider trading may work for small dealers, but will be an issue for larger players, argues industry trade group the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC).In a letter to Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the IIAC said IIROC’s proposal, which would change the definition firms must use to identify in-house accounts from “non-client” orders and accounts to “dealer-related,” is too broad. Related news FINRA bans analyst for insider trading James Langton business man thinking rido/123RF SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark web Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ASIC ready to make deals with devils Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgCanada announces first federal fund dedicated to rural transit solutions From: Infrastructure CanadaToday, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Rural Economic Development, announced $250 million over five years to help address the transit needs of Canadians living in rural, remote and small communities. The Government of Canada is committed to working with these communities to develop rural transit solutions, and to providing the funding to make those solutions a reality.Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Rural Economic Development, announced $250 million over five years to help address the transit needs of Canadians living in rural, remote and small communities. The Government of Canada is committed to working with these communities to develop rural transit solutions, and to providing the funding to make those solutions a reality.From on-demand services, to publicly-owned, electric vehicle ride shares, and volunteer community car-pooling, Canadians outside urban centres have been finding innovative ways to get to the jobs and the goods and services they require. Developed with the goal of creating equity amongst communities across the country, this fund will be the first federal fund dedicated to rural transit.This funding builds on progress made under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which has supported transit projects in smaller communities, from a bus in Selkirk, Manitoba, to a Handi-Van in Fort Frances, Ontario, which helps seniors get around town with accessible options. The Government of Canada has heard loud and clear from rural, remote and small communities that more funding is needed to support unique transportation solutions. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so a flexible, dedicated Rural Transit Fund will help fund creative projects that address the unique needs of communities. The new $250 million fund, part of the nearly $15 billion public transit investment announced last February by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will help rural, remote and small towns build vibrant communities where people want to live, work and play.Funding to improve and expand public transit is a key part of Canada’s strengthened Climate Plan. It creates jobs, supports economic growth, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.Quotes“Canadians need public transit to help them get to and from work and school, to medical appointments and shopping, and to soccer and hockey practices. The first ever Rural Transit Fund recognizes that Canadians living in rural and remote areas and in small communities have unique transportation challenges that require flexible, tailored solutions. We’ll work with communities to find the best transit solutions and provide the support to make them a reality, creating local jobs and growth, helping to tackle climate change, and building more inclusive communities.”The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“The pandemic has reminded us how vital our connections are. Our internet connections, our roads, bridges, waterways and community centres keep us connected and the government has invested $10.6 billion in funding for 5,349 projects since 2015 in small communities across Canada to strengthen them all. Strengthening and building rural transportation networks is the government’s next step in creating jobs and improving health and safety of Canadians. To the women, seniors, parents, leaders and youth who asked for rural connections: the government has heard you. We are moving forward.”The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Developmen“Lack of transportation in rural areas compounds the effects of aging and poverty by limiting access to medical and essential life needs. The problem is complex because of the vast area to be served and the reality that rarely are two or more people travelling to the same location at the same time. Door-to-door volunteer driver programs like Rural Rides are an affordable way to fill the need for transportation in rural areas, offering people a ride where and when they need it.”Kelly Taylor, Executive Manager, Rural Rides“Wellington County’s RIDE WELL is a rural transportation pilot that serves our large geographic area with a low population density. Through provincial transportation funding, Wellington County has been able to test this innovative rural transit option, while providing residents with affordable transportation. RIDE WELL enhances the lives of our residents helping them access essential services, travel to work and participate in the community. We are thrilled to see this funding for rural transportation, and look forward to the new rural transit solutions that develop across Canada, benefitting residents and supporting local economies.”Kelly Linton, Wellington County Warden, RIDE WELLQuick factsOne in five Canadians live in rural communities. Rural communities in Canada account for nearly 30% of the nation’s gross domestic product.Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13.6 billion in over 1,300 transit projects.In February 2021, the Prime Minister announced nearly $15 billion in available funding for new public transit infrastructure projects over the next eight years, with a permanent $3 billion annually to begin in 2026-27. This announcement recognized that more was needed for rural communities.These investments will help Canadians living in rural and remote areas travel to and from work more easily and access essential services, by working with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities to identify and create transit solutions that meet their needs.The new Rural Transit Fund will provide $250 million over 5 years, starting in 2021. As part of the Investing in Canada plan, this fund will support the planning and deployment of innovative mobility solutions in rural communities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, climate change, Economic Development, electric vehicle, France, Frances, gender equality, Government, health and safety, Indigenous, infrastructure, Justin Trudeau, Linton, Prime Minister, Wellington, womenlast_img read more

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first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 11, 2018 CU Boulder faculty and staff no longer need to duplicate their mobile device information under a special field in their employee profile to receive text messages in the event of an emergency on campus. Instead, any cell phone number under the “Cellular” and “Cellular 2” fields in an employee’s record will automatically be included when CU Boulder Alerts are sent to the campus. However, employees can turn this function off to opt out of receiving CU Boulder Alerts, if they choose. At this time, it’s important to verify that your information is correct in the system, checking that your cell number(s) are up to date, if applicable. If in the past, you labeled your cell phone number something else in the system, like “Home” or “Work,” your number will not be included in CU Boulder Alerts.Heads upThe CU Boulder Alert system test is set for noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17.To check and/or update your information, follow these simple steps:Log in to MyCUInfo.Click on “CU Resources Home” in the top middle of the page and select “My Info and Pay.”Select “Text Alert Preferences.”You will be prompted to complete the portal security process of two-step authentication.If the correct phone number appears in the table, you are all set. If not, click “Add/Change Emergency Text Alert Mobile Number.”From there, add a phone number or change the type of the correct number to be either “Cellular” or “Cellular 2.” You may have two cell numbers listed.To confirm your numbers have been added, click “Text Alert Preferences” from the menu on the left.Should you choose not to receive emergency notifications to the campus, move the slider to “No.”Categories:SafetyCampus Communitylast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana RelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh departed the island yesterday (Wednesday) for Havana, Cuba to participate in the Third CARICOM Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers scheduled for Friday, September 17.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth BaughThe Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), and the Honourable Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, will co-chair the meeting.The meeting’s agenda is expected to focus on topics such as: Integration and Political Coordination in Latin America and the Caribbean, the situation in Haiti and CARICOM/Cuba Relations.The CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meetings were established under the Havana Declaration adopted by the Heads of Government of CARICOM and Cuba at the First CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in Havana, Cuba on 8 December 2002. They continue the tradition of cooperation in the economic, social, cultural and technical spheres.These ongoing areas of cooperation include: the CARICOM/Cuba Scholarship Programme for Physical Education and Sports, Accounting, Natural Science, Humanities, Economy, Special Education and Health and Medicine, Disaster Relief and Energy Saving. RelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havanacenter_img Deputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana Foreign AffairsSeptember 16, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgHomeNewsAffordable housing exec to resign Feb. 25, 2016 at 6:33 amNewsAffordable housing exec to resignMatthew Hall5 years agoaffordable housingCCSMcommunity corporation of santa monicaemploymentfannie maehomelesshomelessnesslos angeles countynonprofitspasadenaPatricia Hoffmansanta monica newssarah letts(Photo by Daniel Archuleta) Sarah Letts has announced her resignation from Community Corporation of Santa Monica, the city’s largest affordable housing developer.Letts has served as the organization’s Executive Director for five years and said she will take a similar job with the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation. Letts will work in Santa Monica full time through March 17 and then on a part-time basis until a successor is found or June 30, whichever comes first.Letts said she has enjoyed her time in Santa Monica but the commute from Pasadena became burdensome, especially as she is trying to spend more time with her aging parents who also live in Pasadena.“I realize that I’m walking away from an incredible and interesting and engaged community, so I’m going to miss it,” she said. “I really am going to miss how messy and interesting democracy is and this city is fascinating and I’m going to miss it.”She said the day-to-day work at her new job would be very similar to the work here.“The need throughout Los Angeles County is extraordinary,” she said. “While it is a lateral move, I will have the opportunity to work throughout the entire county. Having an impact in more geographic areas is appealing, even though I know the need here in Santa Monica is just as actuate as everywhere else in the county.”Letts began her career in the nonprofit sector, creating affordable housing projects in Los Angeles and Chicago. She spent 11 years working for Fannie Mae at their regional office in Pasadena before coming to Santa Monica five years ago.She said finding a job that will ease her commute was too good an opportunity to pass up.“It was an emotional decision to leave this place I’ve grown to love for the last five years but the rational side of me realized whether I could handle the commute for the rest of my career.”Letts said she has no plans to leave the industry.“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and with every year the problem seems to get worse,” she said. “I am going to stick with this industry, I’m passionate about doing something to address the affordable housing crisis, I’m going to stick with it for the rest of my career.”Community Corporation of Santa Monica is a non-profit organization that restores, builds, and manages affordable housing within the city. It has built or restored more than 90 properties throughout Santa Monica, creating nearly 1,700 affordable homes and applications for their units far outstrips the available supply each year.The board of directors will begin the search for a successor immediately and board member Patricia Hoffman said the position has always been competitive due to the relative stability of the organization.“Our organization is in great shape and I think that we are strong, our staff is strong and our financials are good,” she said. “I think any qualified person who walked into this organization will be pleased with what he or she found.”Hoffman said ongoing revenues would be a problem for any new director due to the larger economic climate.“Our biggest challenge of course, is the loss of redevelopment money,” she said. “We don’t have the revenue stream by which we can acquire existing properties that we can turn into affordable housing or build new affordable housing.”Hoffman praised Letts for the work she has done over the past five years.“She had great relationships with the community and the city and with her board and her staff,” she said. “She worked well with other people. We’re very sorry to see her go, but we understand the drive has become impossible.”[email protected] :affordable housingCCSMcommunity corporation of santa monicaemploymentfannie maehomelesshomelessnesslos angeles countynonprofitspasadenaPatricia Hoffmansanta monica newssarah lettsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrossroads goalkeeper to play at St. LawrenceBond-backed tech upgrades roll out in SMMUSDYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall13 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agolast_img read more

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first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch Feb. 05, 2021 at 11:00 amCrimeCrime WatchEsteban Inchaustegui4 months agocrimeCrime Watch On January 15Dispatch received a call from a Santa Monica resident reporting two males opening mail near the USPS blue mailbox on Ocean and Marguerita. The caller stated the suspects were last seen entering a black sedan, going through mail and tossing paper out of the car window. Upon arrival, officers noticed mail scattered across the area in question. A search of the area resulted in officers stopping a dark colored BMW with two occupants making a U-turn near San Vicente. During the stop and search of the vehicles, officer uncovered multiple rolls of packing and duct tape fashioned to assist with stealing mail from mailboxes in addition to checks and other mail containing personal identification information for various people. The two vehicle occupants, Jossik Munguia Romero and Josue Sauzo Martinez were arrested for 12500(A) CVC – Driving without a license, 475(C) PC – Possessing a completed check with intent to defraud, 530.5(C)(1) PC – Theft: Possession of ID of another with intent to defraud and 466 PC – Possession of burglary tools.Tags :crimeCrime Watchshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSuper Bowl and Impeachment TrialPentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine driveYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press9 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author2 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author6 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

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first_imgHome SingTel profit slips on forex losses, Optus sales decline Asia SingTel reported a 8.3 per cent decline in net income last quarter, as the Singapore-based operator group suffered from negative forex movements, depreciation charges and slowing growth in key markets.Net income in the firm’s fiscal Q3 (ended 31 December) fell to SGD827 million ($670 million), below the SGD900 million average estimate of three analysts polled by Reuters. Underlying net profit – excluding exceptional charges – fell 2 per cent to SGD874 million. Group sales were down 4.8 per cent to SGD4.6 billion.At SingTel’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, there was a slim 1.3 per cent revenue rise in Singapore, but a 5.7 per cent decline (in local currency terms) at Optus, its Australian arm. SingTel’s share of profit from operators in the seven markets in which it has minority stakes was up 1.2 per cent.The group’s proportionate customer base was up 1 per cent over the prior quarter, to reach 167 million.“The performance of the group demonstrates the resilience of our core operations and focused execution even as we recognise the challenges in the various markets,” said Chua Sock Koong, SingTel’s CEO.The operator also updated on its 4G-LTE rollout. In Singapore, it says that “island-wide coverage” will be achieved by the end of March. In Australia, Optus has extended its 4G coverage to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and now covers major capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Previous ArticleAlcaLu’s chairman looks for another term – reportNext ArticlePayPal enables mobile payments at the petrol pump Read more Matt Ablott Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets Relatedcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 FEB 2013 Singtel lights SA 5G network Tags Optus lights first mmWave sites Author FinancialOptusSingTellast_img read more

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first_img Money Go-Jek prepares payments push with fintech buys Related Indonesia’s telecoms minister reportedly threatened to revoke “some” mobile licences in the country unless operators merge or step up their efforts in building out high-speed networks.According to Bloomberg, minister Rudiantara (who goes by one name like many Indonesians) also said he wants the country to operate with a maximum of four operators by the time his term ends in 2019, adding that smaller players should either merge or exit the market.“Each permit has requirements for the operator to invest and to build, so if they don’t build anything, I can revoke their permit,” said Rudiantara, who held roles at two of the country’s largest operators before joining the government.“My background is in the private sector, so I’m pragmatic. I will suggest they consolidate to have the capability to invest and retain their permits.”The country’s market is indeed heavily crowded, operating with seven players according to GSMA Intelligence.Telkomsel leads the market by a long way with an estimated 153.3 million connections, ahead of Indosat with more than 69 million, 3 Hutchison (51.2 million) and XL Axiata (40.8 million) (all figures end-Q4 2015). Smaller players are Smartfren with 12.5 million connections, Bolt with 2.4 million, and Ceria (68,688).Rudiantara’s comments reflect a level of frustration in government at the lack of efficiency in the country, with mobile coverage still patchy in many parts, despite having more than 300 million mobile connections.Last year, the country’s top five operators said they were launching 4G services on 1.8 GHz networks in selected cities and regions, and were reportedly gearing up to heavily invest in their 4G offerings. Although he did not name any companies, the minister said some operators were not fulfilling agreements to develop infrastructure, and the government had fined some of the culprits already.“So far we’ve handed them fines and penalties, but my job isn’t to accumulate funds for the government,” he said. “I only need to enforce the permits and I’m prepared to do that, but I’d rather take a friendly approach and suggest they merge to keep operating.” Kavit Majithia Author Indonesia blocks 101M prepaid SIMs Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more center_img Previous ArticleUS coalition wants tougher privacy rules for operatorsNext ArticleInterview: ZTE Devices Indonesia train operator lining up free Wi-Fi AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 JAN 2016 HomeAsiaNews Operators warned to step up in Indonesia Tags Indonesialast_img read more

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