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Police find owner of Pepsi machine abandoned in New Brunswick potato field


first_imgST. LEONARD, N.B. – Police say they’ve found the owner of a wayward Pepsi machine discovered in a New Brunswick potato field.The vending machine was one of two found abandoned in a field southwest of Grand Falls, N.B., on Sept. 29 by workers clearing a potato field.One vending machine was traced to a local Walmart, but the serial number on the Pepsi machine didn’t match reports of any stolen machines, said RCMP Const. Daniel Levesque of Saint-Leonard, N.B.After their investigation went nowhere, police issued a press release on Wednesday with a photo of an apparently intact machine lying on its back and asked for the public’s help.“In this case, we had a couple vending machines stolen here and there throughout the region, but none of their serial codes was matching the one that we had over here, so we figured the press release would be one last effort to try and find its owner, because nothing was working,” Levesque said.Within four hours, a Pepsi representative had contacted them and helped RCMP track down its owner — the same Walmart in Grand Falls.Levesque said the file — and the Pepsi machine — have now been turned over to local police.He said the machines had been stripped of all contents and money. Both no longer work.“They must have been there for a little bit, because they were damaged by the weather,” he said.last_img read more


Former Esgenoopetitj chief arrested over alleged sex crimes


first_img(Wilbur Dedam. Government of New Brunswick photo)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe former chief of Esgenoopetitj was arrested by New Brunswick RCMP officers Wednesday on allegations of committing sex crimes dating back to 1977, APTN National News has learned.Wilbur Dedam, 56, was driving back from a trip to the Miramichi, NB, when he was pulled over by an RCMP cruiser before he reached the boundary of his reserve. An eye-witness said he was handcuffed and put into the back of the RCMP cruiser.Dedam is scheduled to appear in Miramichi provincial court Thursday.The RCMP said in a press statement that officers arrested a 56 year-old man from the community on sex crime allegations. The statement said the crimes dated from 1977 to 1996 and that three alleged victims had stepped forward. The RCMP would not confirm the identity of the individual.The investigation began in March.Dedam was running for a councillor spot on the band council at the time of his arrest.He was at the end of a two year ban preventing him from running for council imposed by former Aboriginal affairs minister John Duncan in 2011.The ban was triggered by an investigation into allegations of corrupt practices by Dedam and other councillors around elections.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


Karnataka CM meets Modi seeks early release of Rs 2064 cr drought


first_imgNew Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought early release of Rs 2,064.30 crore funds to provide relief to drought-hit farmers in the ongoing rabi season, an official statement said. Kumaraswamy informed Modi that the state faced drought situation during this year’s kharif season as well but the financial assistance sanctioned by the central government was inadequate. In addition to floods, Karnataka reeled under severe drought both during kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) seasons of the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). “Consecutive droughts, flood has brought farmers under distress and it is the time to rush to their aid,” Kumaraswamy told the Prime Minister. He requested Modi to expedite the process to release Rs 2,064.30 crore for drought relief and mitigation, the statement said. The state government has submitted a memorandum seeking Rs 2,064.30 crore drought relief fund for the ongoing rabi season as crop loss is estimated to be Rs 11,384.7 crore. The state has declared drought in 156 out of 176 talukas. In the meeting, Kumaraswamy apprised the Prime Minister about the pro-active steps taken to mitigate the drought impact on farmers. The state has released Rs 386 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and given priority to ensure drinking water and fodder, besides creating 1.19 crore man-days jobs under the MGNREGA scheme, he added. The state government has advanced Rs 1,351 crore towards payment of pending wage and material bills in anticipation of release of central funds, Kumaraswamy said and requested for early release of funds to make further wage payments. The chief minister further said the central relief funds released to the state for drought faced during kharif season this year was not sufficient. The Centre sanctioned Rs 949.49 crore against the state government’s demand of Rs 2,434 crore as drought relief for the kharif season, which is less than 50 per cent of the input subsidy claim by the state, he noted. The crop loss during the khariff and rabi seasons together is estimated to be Rs 32,335 crore, he added.last_img read more


Gronk Was The Most Efficient Receiver Weve Seen


2Julio JonesWR1,09510,7319.8 6Michael IrvinWR9608,9369.3 7Jordy NelsonWR9248,5879.3 1Rob GronkowskiTE7947,8619.9 9Doug BaldwinWR7226,5639.1 3Malcom FloydWR5705,5509.7 8T.Y. HiltonWR8788,0979.2 Among players with at least 500 career targetsSource: Pro-Football-Reference.com 4DeSean JacksonWR1,05710,2619.7 It was the Instagram post that shook the NFL. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took to the social-media platform Sunday night to announce what had been speculated for the better part of two years: He was retiring from football at age 29, leaving the Pats less than two months after New England won Super Bowl LIII. Despite his relatively short career, Gronk seems like an ironclad lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame based on his three championships and many spike-worthy touchdowns. And there’s plenty of evidence that the traditional markers of tight end production undersell Gronkowski’s success. When healthy, Gronk was one of the most efficient offensive weapons in NFL history, notable as much for the nightmares he caused defenses as for the short amount of time his star shone (or his party-loving ways off the field).Not that Gronkowski’s conventional stats are anything to scoff at. He was named to the Pro Bowl in five of the seven seasons in which he played more than half of the Patriots’ games and was the first-team All-Pro tight end in four of those years. In the 2010s, no tight end had more receiving yards, and no receiver of any kind scored more receiving touchdowns. Only two tight ends in history — Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez — have more regular-season career TD catches, and Gronkowski caught 12 more in the postseason, which ties him with John Stallworth for the second-most playoff TDs among all players behind Jerry Rice.On a per-16-game basis, the average Gronk campaign would consist of 72 catches, 1,094 yards and 11 touchdowns — numbers that would rank among the top 25 tight end seasons in history. And Gronkowski sustained that pace for nine seasons.Those numbers are only scratching the surface in terms of how valuable Gronk was to Tom Brady and the Patriots over the years. On a per-target basis, Gronkowksi picked up 9.9 yards — basically an entire first down every time the ball was thrown in his direction — according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. Since 1992 (the first season for target data on PFR), that’s the best of any receiver — wideout or tight end — in the NFL. 5Brandin CooksWR5465,1479.4 Good things happened when you throw to GronkMost career yards per target for NFL players, 1992-2018 10Travis KelceTE5795,2369.0 PlayerPositionTargetsYardsyards per target Remember longtime Vikings WR Cris Carter’s old reputation — “all he does is catch touchdowns”? For Gronkowski, that was closer to being true than for any player of his generation — and it was a very good thing for the Patriots. With 521 career receptions and 79 career touchdown grabs, Gronk hauled in a TD once every 6.6 catches. Only eight players in NFL history with a minimum of 400 lifetime receptions — Don Hutson, Paul Warfield, Tommy McDonald, Art Powell, Jimmy Orr, Wesley Walker, Randy Moss and Lance Alworth — caught touchdowns as a greater share of their total catches than Gronkowski did.With those rates of great things happening whenever he was involved in the play, it’s easy to make a case that Gronkowski was the most efficient receiver (of any type) in NFL history. What’s more, Gronkowski consistently made his teammates more efficient, too.When our colleague Kyle Wagner looked at Gronk’s impact during the 2017-18 playoffs, he found that Brady’s passing efficiency numbers were significantly higher when his favorite tight end was on the field than not, one of the big ways Gronkowski has been a secret weapon for the Pats during the latter phase of their record-smashing dynasty. Since Gronk’s debut in 2010, Brady’s passer rating when targeting Gronkowski is 124.7, but it was just 96.8 when throwing to any other receiver. Even when it came to the greatest quarterback of all time, Gronkowski found a way to make him look much better.And then there was Gronkowski’s effect as a blocker. He frequently graded out as the best blocking tight end in the game, according to ProFootballFocus.com’s ratings. This aspect of his game made Gronk an asset whether the play call was a pass or run — keeping the Patriots from having to sub him in and out depending on the situation, or having his presence tip the Pats’ hand on which type of play was coming. No matter what Gronkowski was asked to do, he generated a mismatch with the defense.(All of this is to say nothing of the fun-loving image Gronkowski cultivated both on and off the field. We’ll leave others to judge his extracurricular activities, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t reference this great description of Gronkowski’s playing style from The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay: He was “six-foot-6, 265 pounds, galloping straight at you in the open field like a pony who just broke loose at a children’s birthday party.”)Gronkowski was still a valuable player in 2018, but there’s no denying that he was a shell of his old self. According to ProFootballFocus, he was ranked 11th best overall at the position. But as he showed in the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory this year, Gronkowski could still be a game-changing player. His 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter set New England up on the goal line, leading to the game’s only touchdown. While Gronkowksi’s impact as a blocker generated great fanfare during the regular season and in the playoffs, he also was the team’s primary downfield weapon after Josh Gordon exited New England, averaging 16.4 air yards per reception, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. That was more than 50 percent greater than Brady’s overall mark per attempt during the same span.Few Hall of Famers have ever retired before their age-30 season,1In the parlance of Pro-Football-Reference, which calculates its seasonal ages based on the player’s age as of Dec. 31 during the year in question. but Gronkowski is destined to join a group that also includes Jim Brown, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley and Gale Sayers (among modern2Retiring since 1960. players). Though his time in the NFL was relatively short, Gronk made his mark on the league as a receiver, blocker and all-around offensive terror. The game — and its greatest quarterback — will miss him dearly next season. read more


College coaches crossing the line


Ohio State football players don’t know just how nice they have it.Not only do they enjoy incredible practice and workout facilities, a tradition-rich program and prominent national exposure on a weekly basis, but they don’t even get locked in a shed, verbally humiliated or punched in the face when they screw up.That’s a perk worth more than all the training tables, stipends and bowl gifts put together.In a college football environment that has seen Mark Mangino of Kansas fired for physically and verbally abusing his players (allegedly), Texas Tech’s Mike Leach canned for locking receiver Adam James in a darkened tool shed (allegedly) and the dismissal of South Florida’s Jim Leavitt for grabbing a player by the throat and striking him (allegedly) for a miscue on special teams, these Buckeyes should be counting their lucky stars to have a coach like Jim Tressel.Just ask Ray Small.If anyone on this past season’s OSU team could have benefited from a good lock-down or face smacking, it was him. If Tressel’s policy on missed classes, bobbled punts and smoking weed (allegedly) included such humiliations, Small would have looked like Rocky Balboa after 12 rounds with Clubber Lang.My prediction for Small’s career had he played for coaches Mangino or Leavitt?Pain.Probably a better case for comparison would be freshman Duron Carter’s treatment. His case is a little more salient because, like Adam James, he is the son of a former pro football player who now has the national platform provided by being a television football analyst.In light of his academic failures (allegedly), Carter was merely suspended by Tressel before the Rose Bowl rather than locked away in a janitor’s closet at the RPAC.Tressel has had his fair share of malcontents and miscreants to deal with. Early in his career at OSU, Tressel was forced to decide the fate of senior quarterback Steve Bellisari for driving under the influence. The following season, Louis Irizarry and Ira Guilford were arrested for attempted robbery.Each time, Tressel had a hard decision to make. In Bellisari’s case, it meant benching his starting quarterback for the game against arch-rival Michigan. For Irizarry and Guilford, he had to make the difficult choice to sever their ties with the program. For a man of coach Tressel’s integrity and compassion, that was certainly a difficult decision to make.To be fair, OSU is not unfamiliar to the tactics of a harsh disciplinarian. Some of our campus roads and buildings are named after one of the most aggressive coaches ever to stalk the sidelines of a college football game: Woody Hayes.Just ask Charlie Bauman. He was the Clemson nose guard who had the audacity to intercept a pass in the Gator Bowl and was then on the receiving end of a throat punch delivered by Hayes on the sideline.At that point, OSU officials’ hands were tied and they had no other choice then to let the venerable Hayes go. Just as the athletic directors at Kansas, Texas Tech and South Florida had no choice.Gone are the days of mothers and fathers sending their sons off to task-masters such as Hayes or former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight to be forged into men in a crucible of fire.In their place are parents like Ken Small and Craig James who are laboring under the illusion that just because their sons lit up the scoreboards for their respective high schools they are somehow entitled to being handled with kid gloves on the collegiate level.Given this level of coddling, once these student-athletes are outside of their insulated, athletic bubbles, they can hardly be blamed for thinking that the world revolves around them.Tressel can’t save every soul that comes under his tutelage. Some are beyond redemption before they ever set foot on campus (See: Maurice Clarett). But his track record is better than most, and for that, Buckeye fans should be proud.So three of the more brutish coaches in the ranks of college football are looking for work and the athletes left behind know that they are the ones holding the trump cards if their new coaches tick them off.Allegedly. read more


No such thing as a bad point for Columbus Blue Jackets


There’s no time to waste in the current NHL season – the Columbus Blue Jackets just need points. So far, they’re getting the job done. The Detroit Red Wings crashed the Blue Jackets’ Monday home opener by tying the game at three with 6:04 remaining in regulation before winning in a shootout, 4-3. The night wasn’t a total loss, though – players in the Columbus locker room found consolation in gaining a point by virtue of forcing overtime against the visitors. That valuable point in the standings gave the Blue Jackets three points through two games (the first two came in Saturday’s season-opening 4-3 shootout win at Nashville). It took the 2011-12 Blue Jackets nine games to make three points and claim their first win. So, while it’s true that the Blue Jackets were a mere 6:04 away from only the second 2-0 start to a season in franchise history, the team is taking a glass-half-full approach to the situation. “For us, (Monday’s game is) still a good point,” Blue Jackets wing Vinny Prospal said after the game. “I think, before the season, if anybody told us we’d have three points after the first two games, we would take it.” Prospal scored his first goal of the season – the would-have-been game winner – with 11:17 to play in the third period to put Columbus up, 3-2. Red Wings veteran center Pavel Datsyuk erased that lead when he jammed the game-tying goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky from close range. After a scoreless overtime period, Detroit center Damien Brunner scored the only goal of the shootout to win the game. A single point isn’t to be taken lightly in the current lockout-shortened, 48-game season. Fewer games mean fewer chances to climb in the standings and a significantly narrowed margin for error when compared to the ample opportunities teams have to improve during the typical 82-game seasons. Another product of the condensed schedule is quick turnarounds – Columbus will play its third game in five days Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes. If there was any lingering frustration about letting a win against Detroit slip away, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jack Johnson compelled his teammates to quickly move beyond it. “You have to let it go,” Johnson said. “We have to get ready for Wednesday … win or lose, you have to put it behind you and get ready for the next one.” A win against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., would give the Blue Jackets five points – it took last year’s team 12 games to reach that plateau, and they were already fading from the playoff picture, having posted a 2-9-1 record during that span. So long as the team doesn’t fade into playoff oblivion again, when and how the points come probably isn’t of much consequence to the Columbus players. The goal, Johnson said, is to simply accumulate points every time out and stay in the hunt. “We’re trying to find a way to get a point in every single game,” Johnson said. “Because every point is so precious with only 48 games.” John Davidson, president of hockey operations for Columbus, agreed. “There’s no such thing as a bad point,” Davidson said. “Not this year.” The Blue Jackets’ Wednesday game at Phoenix is scheduled for an 10 p.m. start. read more


You have to take calculated risks Jean Michael Seri


first_imgThe Ivory Coast and Fulham midfielder is playing for the first time in the English Premier League and he believes he can do wellIvorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri started his professional career in 2010 with ASEC Mimosas.He was loaned in 2012 to Porto B, where he showcased his talents to the Portuguese football fans.That’s why Paços de Ferreira acquired his services in 2013, but he was then transferred to French Ligue 1 side Nice in 2015.After all these moves, he came to the English Premier League in the summer for the first time, and now he’s defending Fulham’s colors.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“You have to give things a go and take calculated risks: not things that put your team in danger but passes forward to surprise your opponents,” he told The Guardian.“Otherwise you are just a water carrier. It’s not always about a simple pass. Sometimes it’s about being daring. Since I’ve been young, I’ve always had that desire, to look forward and test myself. It is an attitude.”“People talk about the Premier League and its intensity, it’s physicality,” Seri adds.“If you’re not ready, you’ll fail. It’s a championship which demands effort and sacrifices in your everyday life, so you cannot let standards slip. Each training session is like a match. Survival is our objective, to stay in the Premier League where players grow and improve.”last_img read more


Berlusconi slams Gattuso


first_imgFormer AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has heavily criticized manager Gennaro Gattuso for their style of play.AC Milan have lost two games on a row against Inter Milan and Real Betis, and massive pressure is on Gattuso to turn things around.Former owner Berlusconi still regards himself as a fan and revealed his disappointment with the way things are going at AC Milan.“I still follow Milan as a fan, but with a sense of disappointment, because it makes me suffer to watch them play like this,” Berlusconi told Sportmediaset.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“They are set out so inefficiently, have very few shots on goal and our center-forward never has a chance to receive the ball. Naturally, all this depends on the tactical system and I hope it can change soon.”When asked if Gattuso should be sacked, Berlusconi replied: “These are decisions that are down to the leaders of the club and I have no desire to get in the way.”last_img read more


Pochettino declines comparison between Mourinho and Solskjaer


first_imgMauricio Pochettino refused to give an answer over why Manchester United have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.The Tottenham Hotspur boss is the bookies favourite to be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford but insists he’s not focused on what’s going on at United ahead of their Premier League clash this Sunday.“I think from the distance it’s so difficult,’ Pochettino said, according to Daily Mail.“Of course I cannot be unfair with both managers. After Mourinho, the reality is that they’ve won five games in a row.”“Always you know that when a new person arrives, or manager, it’s like refreshing the atmosphere at the club, and for many players that maybe didn’t play with another manager, it’s an option to play more.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a new voice that motivates you. But of course I’m not going to judge. It’s so unfair to judge Ole because he’s won five games or lost five games.”“It’s not fair to judge in both ways and it’s not fair to judge Mourinho’s job. Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. For different reasons that I don’t know, cannot perceive, his relationship stopped with the club.”“Of course for me only I am focused on trying to win the game on Sunday. Because we know that we need the three points to be in that race for the Premier League, to be in the top four, for the end of the season to be there.”“I have huge respect for Mourinho and of course for Solksjaer. I cannot talk about what happened and what is happening.”last_img read more


BlueCrest Fined 20000 For Violating Safety Valve System Requirements


first_imgOn December 13, 2017 the AOGCC  issued notice that BlueCrest failed to complete a well safety valve system performance test on Hansen H-16, and failed to obtain approval for the alternative closure of the subsurface safety valve in Hansen 1A. In a release from the AOGCC they stated that in determining the amount of the penalty, they considered the extent to which BlueCrest was acting in good faith in attempting to comply, as well as the need to deter similar behavior by BlueCrest and others similarly situated at the time of the violation or in the future, and BlueCrest’s history of compliance issues. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a notice of enforcement action against BlueCrest regarding the companies two Hansen Field wells. In March 2017 BlueCrest began drilling a second well and completed it by May, at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point. The AOGCC proposed a $20,000 civil penalty. BlueCrest requested an informal review was held January 9, 2018.center_img BlueCrest now has 30 days to appeal the fine. If they choose not to appeal they will have 30 days to pay the fine, or if they appeal it the fine will be held in abeyance until the appeal process is complete. During the review process BlueCrest acknowledged that it failed to submit, and cannot provide a record of, Hansen H-16 passing a safety valve system performance test within five days of startup. BlueCrest started producing oil in April 2016 from a converted exploration well that was started by ConocoPhillips back in 2001. The company didn’t start its own well until November 29, 2016, the Hansen 16. On March 11, 2017 BlueCrest completed and fracked that well, which according to the company was producing 330 barrels a day.last_img read more


Kavanaugh Supporters In Kenai Want To Be Heard


first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Early Thursday morning Diane Macrae was among the first to arrive at a rally, off Kalifornsky Beach Road, in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK),  is considered a swing vote, and has said she has made “no decision” on Kavanaugh’s fate,  as of Thursday morning. Alaskans urging a “no” vote are also making their case loudly with the support of the ACLU. The ACLU has been flying dozens of Alaskans to D.C. to deliver their message in person. Diane Macrae: “This was just neighbors talking to neighbors, and saying let’s do it, why be silent, if you support them you don’t have to be ashamed of supporting someone you think would be a good Supreme Court Justice.”  Republican Senate leaders and White House officials said Thursday that an FBI background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh revealed no evidence of wrongdoing. A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination could come as early as Saturday, following a procedural vote on Friday morning. Macrae is joined by others in the community hoping that their voices will be heard: “There’s a lot of pressure on Lisa Murkowski from outsiders. It seems like our voice on the nationwide and all over is not being heard. Her phones have been busy, and this was a way to reach out and let her know this is support for Brett.”last_img read more


Whos Teaching What at Time Incs University


first_imgDuring her keynote at New York Magazine Day, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore revealed more details about the publisher’s Time Inc. University, a sort of in-house adult education program for Time Inc. employees, with classes taught by its upper executives. Here, via a company e-mail, is a list of who’s teaching what in Time Inc. University’s “Learn from a Leader” series:A Lesson in Teamwork and StrategyAnn Moore [Time Inc. CEO] will teach a class titled A Lesson in Teamwork and Strategy.  You’ve got brains, a shiny new set of skills and enough drive to take over the planet. Think you can do it all yourself?  Then this is the class for you, designed to help multi-talented, resourceful employees at the start of their careers understand how collaboration, working in groups and setting a smart strategy can lead to success.  It is open to staff with less than five years experience in the workplace. True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught MeJim Kelly [ex-Time editor] will teach a class titled True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me, an idiosyncratic guide to what you can learn only on the job.  Topics will include, but not be limited to, balancing a staff’s desire for independence vs. a hunger for direction, the perils of managing up, how making one staffer happy can make everyone else miserable, the three most common mistakes journalists make, how one e-mail can ruin your life and the best way to come up with a mission statement.  True Confessions: The Stuff No One Ever Taught Me is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Are You Ready To Be The Boss?Martha Nelson [People Group president] will teach a class titled Are You Ready To Be The Boss?  This class is designed to help participants evaluate their readiness for more responsibility and whether or not they really want that job.  It is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Brand Speak: Fluency GuaranteedGrant Schneider [chief marketing officer for the lifestyle group] will teach a class titled Brand Speak: Fluency Guaranteed.  This class will help employees understand the importance of brand positioning, how to develop a distinctive brand platform and how to best leverage the brand’s differentiation within a competitive environment.  Grant will present a case study showcasing a brand’s blueprint in action.  His class is open to all Time Inc. employees.The Ten Most Common Blunders An Editor MakesDick Stolley [People magazine’s launch editor] will teach a class on The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes, including how they occur, how to prevent them and, if that’s not possible, how to survive them.  The Ten Most Common Blunders an Editor Makes is being offered to senior editorial staff only.Moore said she’s asked 300 Time Inc. executives to come up with ideas for classes, and that she hopes to open them to advertising agency execs wishing to enroll in the near future.last_img read more


The Rapid Rise of The News Group


first_imgThe breakneck growth of The News Group in 2009, thanks largely to its acquisition of Anderson News’s assets, has given it close to 50 percent market share—almost double its previous footprint—and unprecedented leverage with retailers. The impact of the wholesaler’s size and influence will be a major factor in the years ahead.The News Group U.S. is the Smyrna, Georgia-based division of the Canadian distributor and part of the massive Vancouver, BC, Canada-based Jim Pattison Group, which had sales of $6.7 billion in 2009 with holdings in the automotive dealership, packaging, food sales and distribution, and export and financial industries.The News Group entered into the U.S. in the late 1990s by partnering with several regional wholesalers and grew its footprint in the country with a model based on limited partnerships. “[The U.S. Group] was created that way to service the U.S. without having to invest in the infrastructure,” said David Parry, president of The News Group U.S. “It gave us the ability to go to national chains and service those locations in a broad sense.” Now, the Pattison-owned portion of the group is 65 percent, with 35 percent representing LP-agencies. Those distributors are separately-owned and operated with their own P&Ls, said Parry, who added that Pattison has first right of refusal. In other words, if one of the LP agencies wanted to break away, they’d need to go to Pattison first.The limited partnership model gives The News Group a shared resource structure and fixed-cost efficiencies. “It’s a marketing, promotions and accounting joint venture,” said Parry. “We can work with our retailers on a national basis and bid with them. It’s the same thing with purchasing—we’re one voice to the publishers. We can consolidate our data and look and feel as one entity to simplify the process.”The Anderson FactorIn February 2009, wholesaler Anderson News abruptly shut its doors, blowing a chunk of the supply chain right off the rails and brought, for several months, magazine distribution to a standstill. About 25 percent of the market was suddenly up for grabs. The event spooked everyone—from publishers to retailers—and highlighted in stark relief the frailty of the distribution channel.The News Group quickly stepped into the void and hammered out a deal to purchase what was left of Anderson. That action is widely credited with mending a fatally broken supply chain after the Anderson implosion.The News Group picked up 15 of Anderson’s major distribution centers, 60 depots, 1,300 trucks and hired 4,000 employees. “We hammered out the deal in about 48 hours and did the rest in about 60 days,” said Parry.All told, Parry said The News Group spent in the high seven figures, with investments ongoing in scan-based trading and other infrastructure.Bigger Size, More LeverageNow, however, we’re left with a very different distribution landscape with The News Group commanding a 46 percent market share, according to Parry. That size gives the wholesaler some obvious benefits, but those benefits trickle back to publishers, too, he said.Along with Anderson’s assets, The News Group took over distribution into 10,225 stores.News Group’s new size and the shock of the near-collapse of the distribution chain helped the wholesaler negotiate more favorable terms with retailers, which have historically been the 900-pound gorilla in the room. Parry said he struck new, multi-year contracts with retailers, and confirmed rumors that he shaved a “couple of points” on the terms in his favor.“The fragmented nature of the business was the biggest point of leverage,” said Parry. “The fragility of our business was our greatest asset to reworking the deals. The retailers had to reconsider the margins they were getting in the category.”Those terms may be favorable now, but what happens when contracts are up for renewal in a few years? “They’re sustainable,” reassured Parry, who seemed to think there was only one direction to keep moving in. “It’s human nature to try to get more,” he said, referring to retailers who might try to negotiate terms back in their favor. “That might be the situation, but the question back to the retailers is how steadfast they are in maintaining profitability. I can say we will not go back. We were 12 years with losses.”Over the last several years, those losses have been diminishing. The News Group, prior to Anderson’s closure, had already been working on improving its deals, consolidating its infrastructure and distribution centers, and reorganizing management. “We saved $10 million to $15 million in operational expenses,” said Parry.Those actions will result in a projected profit in 2010. “It will be a mild profit, but it’s better than losing money,” said Parry.Going forward, Parry said that they’ll continue to look at operating costs and try to keep them as low as possible without impacting service levels. He said the company will turn to publisher accounts and examine them for efficiencies, promotional involvement, cover pricing and “which ones pay their way and which ones don’t” in an effort to adjust margins wherever possible.“There’s no way around the fact that they took on so much business that costs skyrocketed,” said Rodale’s senior vide president of retail sales Richard Alleger. “In my view they must have looked at every account and how valuable it is and how many resources they could put against it. As a publisher I applaud that. Anything they can do to make themselves more financially solid is a good thing.”SBT Still on the TableScan-based trading is still a looming and contentious issue. Parry said fully 60 percent of News Group’s volume—driven by Wal Mart, Target, Safeway, Kroger, and others—is handled with SBT, noting that represents “millions of dollars sitting on wholesalers’ books. We’re taking all of that inventory as a receivable and creating a liability. The banks look at it as debt, not equity. That’s where, in the future, the wholesalers are going to need help from the publishers.”Yet publishers, who’ve long used their national distributors such as Comag and Time/Warner Retail Sales and Marketing, as a shield-like go-between in deals with the wholesalers may not be ready to get directly involved. “‘Publisher’ is an open-ended term,” said Alleger. “While I’m a publisher, I don’t have a contract with the News Group, my national distributor does that. Any discussion on that line will have to go through the national distributor, regardless of how I feel. That is where the discussion is going to have to happen.”Keeping Product on ShelvesWith all the business that The News Group picked up, publishers are concerned over its ability to merchandise magazines consistently. Rife with turnover, merchandising requires bodies in stores to make sure titles are stocked and restocked. “[The News Group has] to find all these folks to merchandise on a regular basis,” said Alleger. “Most of those jobs are the most difficult in retention. I can’t even imagine the juggling they have to do.”Parry, however, is confident the merchandising end is taken care of. “With the addition of our Select Merchandising team and our partners, we have over 7,000 merchandising employees working our retailer displays today. We have never been in a better position to service and execute on behalf of the publishers.”last_img read more


Justice Department to Invest in Expanding Veterans Treatment Courts


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR To expand the nation’s system of veterans treatment courts, the Justice Department last week pledged to award more than $4 million to 13 states and local jurisdictions to develop their own programs.The special courts divert veterans charged with nonviolent criminal offenses to a court-supervised process that emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation by offering support from health care professionals, veteran peer mentors and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are now 463 such court systems in the nation, reported Military Times.Two-thirds of veterans who go through the system successfully complete their regimens, and 88 percent of courts see a reduction in arrests, according to Justice for Vets, an advocacy group that provides funding and training for court staff.Recidivism rates are low, according to Judge Robert Russell, who started the first veterans treatment court in Buffalo, N.Y.“We’ve had 200 some-odd veterans who completed our program and probably only four or five who experienced recidivism. It’s been a blessing to work with veterans,” Russell said.The VA has embraced veterans courts and mandates that each of its medical centers has a veterans justice outreach specialist who provides legal assistance to veterans and supports veterans treatment courts in their region, according to the story.The Justice Department’s grants this year will go to court systems in Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Florida, Montana, Virginia, Missouri, California, Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Veterans court advocates had sought $15 million for programs nationwide in 2016.“Our military veterans often risk life and limb for their country. … We owe our very best to help those who struggle with substance abuse,” Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer said at a forum hosted by the department to mark Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.last_img read more


Kid Cudi Kanye West Reveal Album Art Tease LA Listening Party


first_imgNews ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Album Art Revealed kid-cudi-kanye-west-reveal-album-art-tease-la-listening-party Facebook Ahead of Friday’s release of their collaboration as Kids See Ghosts, Cudi and West tap Takashi Murakami to create the project’s album art and tease an album preview party in Los AngelesNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 6, 2018 – 7:34 am GRAMMY winners Kid Cudi and Kanye West have teamed up under the moniker Kids See Ghosts for a new self-titled album due out Friday. Adding to the frenzy of anticipation leading up to the project’s release, the duo have revealed the album artwork and loose details on a listening party in Los Angeles. Email Kid Cudi & Kanye West Reveal Album Art, Tease L.A. Listening Party The album cover was designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, a name many hip-hop fans will recognize as the artist who created the album artwork for West’s 2007 modern classic, Graduation. West teased this latest collaboration with Murakami back in April, tweeting a sketch with the caption, “Murakami vibes.” The colorful artwork for Kids See Ghosts was revealed in a tweet from Cudi on June 6.Cudi’s manager, Dennis Cummings, also took to Twitter to announce a listening party for Kids See Ghosts. While full details are still forthcoming, the tweet did say the event will happen in L.A. West released his eighth studio album, Ye, on June 1, which was also preceded by a highly publicized listening party. The GRAMMY winner reportedly flew hundreds of members of the media to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to preview his new project on the day before it was released.No stranger to high-profile collaborations, Cudi’s most recent album is 2016’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, featured guest appearances from André 3000, Pharrell Williams, and Travis Scott. Cudi is also featured on “Ghost Town” on West’s Ye.The seven-song LP, Kids See Ghosts, drops June 8.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter https://twitter.com/Shift_leader06/status/1004041406598377472 https://twitter.com/KidCudi/status/1004219720172572672last_img read more


What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday September 8


first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 8 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express Co (only until 12pm)Purple Carrot Bread Co.EJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoKC StYles AccessoriesTewksbury HoneyHappy ApplesGrateful TastesSusan Anton, LMTSpecial Attractions:Performance from the Aleppo Shriners BandRock painting at the Kids TableMembers of the Board of Registrars from the Town of Wilmington will be present for Voting Registration. Residents may register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, or note a name or address change. Sixteen and seventeen year olds are welcome to pre register.last_img read more


Apple HomeKit security features come to routers and cameras


first_img Follow all of today’s apple news.CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this story.  News • The best Apple HomeKit devices of 2019 Apple HomeKit 0 HomeKit Secure VideoApple pointed out that most smart home security cameras send video to the cloud to analyze it and tell the difference between objects and people, risking your privacy. Apple’s new way of approaching this is called HomeKit Secure Video. With HomeKit Secure Video, the video captured by your camera is analyzed locally on your resident iPad, HomePod or AppleTV. Then, it’s encrypted and sent to iCloud where no one (not even Apple) can see it. You’ll be alerted if your camera sees activity and 10 days of video storage are included without counting against your storage. The first cameras to include this feature will be Netatmo, Logitech and Eufy.HomeKit-enabled routersApple also announced HomeKit-enabled routers that will automatically firewall off each of your smart home accessories to protect them even if your network is compromised. The first routers to be HomeKit-enabled will come from Linksys, Eero and Spectrum.  See also Smart Home Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad • iOS 13 Linksys Logitech Apple Apple HomeKit 2:17 Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now WWDC 2019 reading • Apple HomeKit security features come to routers and cameras Tags The updates are a needed update to the Home app, which hasn’t seen significant changes in quite a while.  Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now HomeKit gets secure video and router support See All WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote James Martin/CNET Apple’s annual developer convention, WWDC, kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The conference keynote often prompts the debut of new hardware and software from the tech giant. WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what sets Apple apart from rivals. Monday, Apple announced iOS 13 and with it, long-awaited changes to Apple’s Home app, the app that controls HomeKit smart home devices. Here’s what was announced on stage. Share your voice WWDC 2019 CNET Smart Home Preview • Apple’s slow-moving HomeKit is a smart-home slacker 46 Photoslast_img read more


Rowing against the current


first_img Aug 28 • In pursuit of perfect ice Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown on voicing a not-always-perfect pig Along with Hurley and some others, he pitched in to help Tori rebuild. “Everybody thought she was crazy, but she’s got her mind set that when she starts a project she’s gonna finish it,” Hurley says. “And so we all kind of figured if the boat came back, she’d do it again.” Tori and Mac began dating as they worked to rebuild the American Pearl. He was extremely particular about the construction of the boat. They once broke up during a fight over the daggerboard, a hunk of wood that looks vaguely like a kickboard kids use when they’re learning to swim. It sticks up from the deck like a tongue and helps stabilize the boat. They reconciled the next day and continued building. Along with the new daggerboard, they made the cabin taller so she could sit up in it more comfortably. Tori added foam rubber to the inside, too, so it would hurt less when she got knocked around during storms. And this time, she brought more communications systems. Tori Murden McClure in her rowboat near her final destination in Guadeloupe, after rowing 3,333 miles over 81 days.Tori nears her final destination in Guadeloupe, after rowing 3,333 miles over 81 days. Courtesy of Spalding University Back to the beginning On Sept. 13, 1999, Tori set out again across the ocean in the American Pearl, this time from Spain’s Canary Islands heading for the Caribbean to take advantage of the trade winds. She had better luck with technology and the weather this time around, although she did run into Hurricane Lenny along the way, which brought 30- to 40-foot waves with it. She was afraid, but that storm paled in comparison to Danielle’s 125-foot waves the previous year. The cover of CNET Magazine's fall 2019 issue, featuring actor Adam Scott.See more great stories from CNET Magazine. Mark Mann Her daily routine was highly regimented on the American Pearl. She rowed for 12 hours a day and took 5-minute breaks. If she took a “too-long” 6-minute break in the morning, she took a 4-minute break that afternoon to stay on track. On her best days, she could travel 80 to 90 miles. When she wasn’t rowing or fixing things, she was sleeping in a watertight chamber in the back of the boat or recording video footage. She filmed sea turtles and dolphins. On camera, she made breakfast and dinner, freeze-dried packets from a company called Natural High. She used her solar-powered desalinator often to make fresh water. She ate a lot of granola and pasta primavera, aiming for around 5,000 calories per day to offset the physical toll of rowing for hours straight. One day she ate a peanut butter and chocolate “pie” that looked like dirt mixed with gravel. Tori checked in with friends back home and talked with Mac regularly via her Iridium satellite phone. He describes periods of synchronicity where he’d randomly want to talk to her and she’d answer, despite it being via a battery-powered phone that she’d only turn on occasionally. “It was one of those of unusual, faraway connections,” he says. During one of their calls, Tori proposed to him. “When I get out of this boat, will you marry me?” Mac recalls her asking. “Sure, why not?” he replied. A Motorola Iridium satellite phoneTori used this Motorola Iridium satellite phone to talk with friends back home. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Shortly after, on Dec. 3, 1999, Tori set foot on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean after rowing 3,333 miles and 81 days. Mac was waiting for her. “She got out of the boat and got into my arms, and that’s basically where we’ve been for coming up on 20 years,” Mac says. I ask Mac if Tori’s bad at anything, only half joking. He just smiles and says that knowledge is everything to her. “She has the capacity to help 6,000, 60,000 or 600,000 people because that’s who she is.” He was just glad to have her back, but for Tori, it was something she had to do. “What you’re willing to suffer for is what you’re passionate about,” she says. Nowadays, Tori is focused on helping other people achieve their dreams. She gave two people the rights to adapt her book into a musical called Row, because “they’re young people with a dream.” One of the songs addresses a question Tori gets a lot. “Why did you row across the Atlantic?” The lyrics simply answer, “Because it’s there for me.” Tori really likes that.  antarctica-ky-editIn addition to her solo rowing trip, Tori was also the first woman and the first American to ski to the South Pole.  Courtesy of Spalding University This story appears in the Summer 2019 edition of CNET Magazine. A record of dubious merit When she set out, she had food rations for 100 days, not expecting the trip to take longer than 80 days. But roughly a week into the trip, the boat capsized and salt water leaked into her boat’s electronics compartment, knocking out her primary and backup long-range communications equipment. “I’d have had better communications if I’d gone to the moon than I did in the middle of the ocean,” Tori says. She continued to row for another 78 days without any long-range communications before encountering a series of bad storms, including Hurricane Danielle. Hurley and everyone else back home could track Tori’s location on the tracking beacon and saw the storm coming, but couldn’t get in touch with her. “It’s kind of like watching a car wreck when you can’t do anything about it,” he says. “You just hope for the best.” Her boat was designed to self-right, but Danielle tested its limits. Tori capsized 11 times in one day, and at least twice the boat flipped end over end. During one capsize, she dislocated her shoulder; during the next capsize, it was knocked back in place. Tori recorded a lot of video footage during the storm, as it was her only means of communication with the outside world, even though she had no way to send it. On Sept. 5, at 6:30 a.m., she recorded this on her camera: “I’m definitely in something big, bad and ugly. I’m really hoping I live through this. And if I don’t, I really love you guys.” Tori Murden McClure sits in front of the boat she rowed across the Atlantic in 1999.Tori sits in front of the boat she rowed across the Atlantic, 20 years after her 1999 trip. Tyler Lizenby/CNET After weathering several more capsizes, Tori set off an emergency beacon called an EPIRB, an emergency position-indicating radio beacon. A Royal Air Force plane circled over her location in the North Atlantic Ocean to confirm someone was alive and in need of rescue. She was roughly 1,000 miles from her goal of reaching Brest, France. The aircraft then signaled a nearby container ship called the Independent Spirit to pick her up. She’d spent a total of 85 days at sea, setting a record for the longest amount of time anyone had spent alone on the ocean. Tori calls it “a record of dubious merit,” since it shouldn’t take that long to cross an ocean, alone or otherwise. (In 2007, Charles Hedrich would set the record for the fastest solo rowing trip across the Atlantic. It took him 36 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes.) An emergency position-indicating radio beacon, or EPIRB.Tori held onto a lot of the tech she took across the ocean. This is the EPIRB she used to signal for rescue. Tyler Lizenby/CNET The interim The Independent Spirit dropped Tori off in Philadelphia, and she headed back home to Kentucky without the American Pearl, injured and unsure of her next steps. Two and a half months later, she received a call that an oil tanker had found the American Pearl about 80 miles off the coast of Portugal. The tanker’s crew recovered the rowboat, and it was shipped back to Kentucky. Mac McClure called Tori soon after with an offer to help her rebuild the boat. Now her husband, at the time he was only an acquaintance. They worked in similar circles for local government and had attended some of the same events around town. Around the same time she also began working for heavyweight champion boxer and Louisville native Muhammad Ali to develop the Ali Center, a multicultural center and museum that opened in the city in 2005. In the course of working for Ali, they became close. Today a picture of her with Ali hangs in her office. He told her, “You don’t want to be known as the woman who almost rowed across the Atlantic.” It was true. She didn’t. “It was the first time she had ever failed at anything in her life,” Mac says. Now playing: Watch this: One woman’s quest to conquer the ocean CNET Magazine Jun 14 • The secret screen life of Being Frank star Jim Gaffigan 26 Photos reading • Rowing against the current Share your voice Tech at sea: All of the gear one rower hauled across an ocean 12:44 See All Fitness Tori Murden McClure’s office tells a hundred stories. The countless books crowding the walls are a natural fit for her role as the president of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. But look closer and there’s much more to see here. Rather than a collection of dry academic journals, titles like Ladies First: 40 Daring American Women Who Were Second to None; If Winning Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It; and Lessons in Leadership from the Ground Up: Turning Dreams Into Success all speak to a deep-seated drive. Elsewhere the room is covered in mementos hard-earned from an adventurous life. Tall white boots from a 1989 ski trip to the South Pole rest on the top of a bookcase. On a nearby windowsill sits a miniature replica of the boat she used 10 years later to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Tori was the first woman and the first American to ski to the South Pole and to row alone across the Atlantic, but she doesn’t keep the mementos just to show off. Instead they’re there as a personal reminder of what people can overcome, proof of her abilities after a difficult childhood where she was told girls shouldn’t play sports, be intellectually curious or stand up for themselves and others. “It was clear to me that the whole ‘lady’ thing was an evil conspiracy designed to keep girls incompetent and helpless,” Tori wrote in her 2009 book, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean. But rather than accepting them, she fought against those stereotypes to achieve her dreams and has spent her life inspiring other people to do the same. A solo trip Tori started rowing as an undergraduate at Smith College in 1982. She was on her way to attend the USRowing trials ahead of the 1992 Olympics, but a car accident forced her to drop out. She became a fixture at the community boat club in her hometown of Louisville and never stopped rowing. In 1997, she attempted an ocean crossing with a rowing partner during the Atlantic Rowing Race, but they had barely started when food poisoning and other delays forced them to stop. The next year, when Sector Sports Watches reached out to her asking if she was interested in attempting a solo trip, she jumped at the chance. A few people pitched in to help her get ready. Rowing coach Bob Hurley was one of them. He had some experience with building boats, but he wasn’t an expert. None of her circle were. “If she bought the kit, could we build the boat here?” he remembers her asking. “I told her, ‘I don’t know, but we can look at it.'” The critical electronics were the hardest part, Hurley says. No one had direct experience with solar panels or batteries, which meant they were basically winging it. The initial boat kit cost about $10,000, and the electronics and other equipment added another $10,000 to $15,000. Tori’s rowboat weighs 1,800 pounds and measures 23 feet long and six feet wide. She built it over several months with friends in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Courtesy of Spalding University Hurley, who’s been coaching rowers for 24 years, says Tori had a slow, consistent pace — something that’s important for rowing, especially long distances. Her experience rowing at sea during the previous attempt would only help. Equally important is the mental aspect of rowing alone for months on the open ocean. On a solo trip, Tori would have only a small watertight chamber to sleep in at night — or to retreat to during bad weather. “I told her to go home and live in her closet for a week. That’s what it takes,” Hurley says. Tori wasn’t worried about the solitude. “You don’t spend two and a half months alone in a rowboat if you’re not an introvert,” she tells me. She set off from Nags Head, North Carolina, on June 14, 1998, with her rowboat, the American Pearl. The boat clocked in at 23 feet long, 6 feet wide and about 1,800 pounds. She lowered it into the ocean with a trailer hitched on the back of her Ford F-150. Sector, her sponsor for the trip, gave her a video camera when she left and told her it would be her “best friend” as she crossed. She was doubtful, but they were right. • 0 Post a comment Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown: ‘Acting is about reconnecting with a sense of play’ CNET Magazine Tags Fitnesslast_img read more


Bengaluru hosts vintage motorcycle show over 200 rare bikes on display Photos


first_imgChetan PriyadarshanBengaluru is hosting a two-day vintage motorcycle show with over 200 bikes at UB City. Here you can catch a glimpse of the 1920 BSA Pointing to one of the vehicles used by Hitler’s armed forces. The show was inaugurated by Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar on Saturday and the first day attracted a footfall of over 600 visitors. It is being organised by the Federation of Historical Vehicles of India (FHVI) and Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) on the occasion of International Motorcycle Week. Chetan PriyadarshanJointly sponsored by UB City and The Prestige Group, the show has vintage bikes from Royal Enfield, Jawa, Yezdi, Harley Davidson, Indian, Nortons, Triumph, BMW, BSA, Matchless, AJS, and Lambretta. Rare bikes like Velocette, Cossack, Douglas, CZ, JAP, Cezeta, Micoletta, Norman, and NSU were also showcased in large numbers.This is the first time FIVA, an official partner of UNESCO, is organising the event in India. According to Dr. Ravi Prakash, the president of FHVI, “This event is the first step to preserve royalty and the beauty of vintage motor and its craftsmanship.” He added that the motto behind such kind of shows is to provide its viewers the understanding of the complex high-end motors.The event showcased vintage bikes ranging from 1900s to late 1980s. The biggest attraction in the event was the introduction of a Zundapp, a vintage of 1936 from Germany. It is the only one available in a working condition in the world. It is a bike from the Hitler’s army from World War 2. The bike fuses in it a power of 650cc, hand gear, shock driven, boxer twin engine. Chetan PriyadarshanThe event also showcases the very first cycles named, Bone Shakers and Panny Farthing dating back to 1860 and 1870, respectively. The event allotted special attention to a few companies which were the benchmark to the evolution of motorcycles. The oldest collections of FHVI consisting of a Douglas (1920), an AJS H7 (1927), a BSA (1931) was showcased together with the vintage cycles. Chetan PriyadarshanThe presence of several high-profile motorcycle manufacturers with their collections, the vintage motorcycle show had plenty going for it. Here is a quick roundup:Harley Davidson Chetan PriyadarshanThere were multiple bikes displayed by the brand with one of the oldest being the two cylinder v-twin engine, Knucklehead EL vintage 1937. There were many classic models and also racing models like 1983-XR 1000 in the display.Royal Enfield Chetan PriyadarshanThe company took the grandeur of showcasing its very first continental GT models and the Interceptors. The company also displayed some of the newer models like the army brown classic and the bullet.TVS Chetan PriyadarshanBoasting of its renovations on the Apache RR310, the company made it obvious with their display of the vintage and the recent release, the changes and what the company has changed so far.Jawa Chetan PriyadarshanThe major attraction by the company was the 660cc continental vintage display. Adding into the flavour was the 350cc twin engine. The relative newer varieties are flooding the market but the vintage relatively gives a greater grandeur.Ariel Chetan PriyadarshanThe company boasted mostly of its single sitter, double engine carriers in the show. The British motor company showcased a variety ranging from 350cc to 500cc carriers. The Red Hunter classic and the Ariel Square Four MKII classic were the main attractions because of their elongated looks. The 400cc, Ariel Sloper also attracted a lot of people.BMW Chetan PriyadarshanThough the company did not showcase many vintage carriers, the classic models described the grandeur of the company. BMW R100RS and 900cc classic gave the show a different charm of luxury craftsmanship. The other attraction was the 400cc, BMW R4, stamped in 1934.Indian Chetan PriyadarshanThe famous cruiser manufacturing auto company displayed an astonishing range of single sitter classic models. The visitors were awed by seeing the look of the double cylinder carrier.Triumph Chetan PriyadarshanThe UK manufacturer displayed its twin cylinder Tiger models and the 500cc classic models. The major attraction was the sand brown, 350cc Triumph 3HW.BSA Chetan PriyadarshanThe company played the trump-card role for the show. Its contrast displays ranging from cycle mopeds to classic bikes and bullets were displayed with the other competitors in the auto industry. The company showed by the way of their display, what they rolled, through the years of progress. The major attraction for the viewers was the 1980’s bond street carrier. The attractions were the BSA James, 150cc vintage stamped in 1938, the BSA BB 33 stamped in 1933 and the BSA 500cc sidecar, stamped in 1928.Panther Chetan PriyadarshanThe company displayed one of the motorbikes from 1947. The carrier is completely rusted but is kept in factory condition to retain its vintage grandeur. The other attraction was the 75cc Panther model from 1955.Some of the other vintage motors on display are a 350cc AJS from 1925, 500cc Sunbeam from 1949 and 500cc Sunbeam S7 from 1951.last_img read more