Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 24, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar took part in a Jones Communication Network (JCN) Tourism Symposium special feature last evening, February 20, 2018 along with a panel who discussed all aspects of the tourism economy. Pictured during the production, from left: Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar Resort; Minister D’Aguilar; Wendall Jones of JCN; Fred Munnings, Jr., Bahamian music icon; and Ed Fields, senior vice-president, Atlantis Paradise Island.(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Posted: May 20, 2018 May 20, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jason Austell 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDave Stall tells Jason Austell all about the 29th and final San Diego Auto Swap Cool Car Expo. Jason Austell, Dave Stall: 29th SD Auto Swap Cool Car Expo
Newspaper publisher Media General has sold Virginia Business magazine to Virginia Business Publications, a newly-formed investment group that includes Bernard A. Niemeier, the magazine’s president and publisher.“We are delighted to be able to acquire a strong, long-standing, statewide brand that is the best in its category,” Niemeier wrote in a note posted to the magazine’s Web site. “The reputation of Virginia Business is excellent, and the quality of the executive audience it reaches is unsurpassed in the marketplace.”Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.”It doesn’t surprise me that the management would want to acquire it, but I am surprised that Media General would let it go,” Regional Media Advisors president Kim Mac Leod told FOLIO:. “Business publications—either journals or magazines, which this one was—often have shared advertisers with newspapers, so there is synergy and leverage that can advantage both the business publication and the newspaper.” Launched in 1986, Virginia Business carries a monthly circulation of 27,500. According to Niemeier, all of the magazine’s full-time employees will remain with the magazine.Based in Richmond, Virginia, Media General operates 18 network-affiliated television stations, and publishes more than 200 publications, including 21 daily newspapers and specialty niche titles. During the second quarter, Media General reported a net income of $20.6 million, compared to a net loss of $532.2 million during the same period last year.
wikimediaThe Jewish Community Center in Southwest Houston is one of the latest Jewish centers threatened with violence.Early Monday, the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston received a threatening phone call. The center reported the threat as “non-credible” but staff enacted their emergency plan and police are checking the facilities.“We want to assure you that the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and our staff are completely committed and trained to ensure the safety of our members and community,” the center wrote in a security update. “The security of our families, our community and the staff remains of the utmost importance to us.”In recent weeks, there’s been a wave of false bomb threats made to Jewish community centers across the United States, including centers in Alabama, Kansas and Minnesota.The JCC in Houston said that in response to these threats, it’s been working closely with its own security officers, local law enforcement and national security agencies to understand the situation and keep the facility and community members safe. Share
By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to the New Tri-State DefenderHeritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.”Situated on the east end of the Beale Street Entertainment District, the house is where a young William Christopher Handy lived at the turn of the century. A letter from the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) informed Turner that the operating services of Heritage Tours would not be part of the Handy home’s future. Heritage had been the operator for 24 years.For many, the W.C. Handy Home & Museum had become synonymous with Elaine Turner and Heritage Tours, the operators since 1995. Now that tie has been severed. (Photos: Karanja A. Ajanaku)The letter – forwarded to Turner on January 2 – floored her. She had until February 2 to completely vacate the property, as possession was being taken by the DMC.The DMC letter simply stated: “After much discussion, we’d like to inform you that we will no longer require the services of Heritage Tours, Inc., as operator of the W.C. Handy Home & Museum as of February 2, 2019.”Jennifer Oswalt, president and CEO of DMC, told The New Tri-State on Tuesday that the changeover move was a matter of economics from Beale Street Management’s standpoint.“For the significant capital investment we are making in repairs of the house and courtyard, we felt that it was the best decision going forward as we work on devising plans to increase awareness of the house and visitors,” said Oswalt.“Also, we are responsible for reporting on the condition of the property to Mr. Handy’s grandson, and we felt we could best do that if we were in possession of the property.”Jon Shivers, who sent the letter to Turner, also informed her that DMC was in compliance with the 30-day notice for terminating the agreement with Beale Street Management. The letter advised Turner to acknowledge receipt. Turner said she made numerous calls to Shivers and left messages, with no indication of a response.Turner also was instructed to make an inventory of everything inside the museum, determining what belonged to Heritage, what the Handy family owned, and which items belonged to Beale Street Management.Turner reached out for two Memphis City Council members: Martavius Jones and Joe Brown.“When Mrs. Turner called me, I told her to write them a letter,” said Brown.Why, and why now? It’s the same way sharecropping is done. Black people are used like animals to work the land, but they get no reward from it. Mrs. Turner initiated that whole project, and now, it’s just being taken away. Just, ‘get out and we’ll take it from here.’ It’s just not right.Turner wrote Shivers on January 29.“I have made several attempts to reach you by phone after the receipt of your letter,” her letter read. “This letter (to vacate) comes as a total shock since we have been in frequent communication with you, and there was no indication that you had other plans that did not include Heritage Tours.”She ended her letter with a request for a meeting that she never got.For Councilman Jones, the issue of respect – and the manner in which Turner and Heritage were dealt with – matters.“I don’t know how or why the Downtown Memphis Commission feels they can run Handy House better than Elaine Turner and Heritage House,” said Jones. “I was talking about Beale Street Management from the first day I got here (on the council). They have no experience whatsoever in running an entertainment district.“They are learning on the job just like anybody else. And then, was it done in a respectful way? I think that’s a very good question to ask the Downtown Memphis Commission. Do they feel this process was done in a respectful manner?”In a timeline detailed in her letter to Shivers, Turner asserted that in 2017, DMC reached out to offer assistance with upkeep. In November 2018, DMC informed her that they had received money from the city and would send a contractor to begin work on repair of a busted water pipe behind a wall and the resulting water damage, Turner wrote in her letter.In December of 2018, DMC sent a photographer to Handy House for photos to add to the Beale Street website. On January 2, two weeks later, Turner received the vacate letter with the notice that the DMC was taking over the operation.“That’s what the plan was all along,” said Brown. “All of this construction and new projects downtown don’t include us. Black businesses get 22 percent set-aside for contracts when we are 76 percent of the population. …They are taking everything we’ve got. Look at what they’re doing to Tom Lee Park.”Oswalt said Beale Street Management is not cutting Turner out all together.“We look forward to collaborating with Heritage Tours and other tour companies on how we can move forward together.”Heritage Tours moved out of the W.C. Handy Home & Museum property on February 10.“We’ve tried to keep Handy’s legacy alive,” Turner said. “We have the W.C. Handy Heritage Awards every year at Handy’s birthday. …We’ve tried to keep that name in the forefront.”The date Heritage was given to move out fell during African-American History Month.Said Turner: “Can you believe it?”(TSD Associate Publisher/Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku contributed to this report.)
In a bid to spread awareness about magical performances and give it a grand entry into the city, Delhi Tourism in association with Government of NCT of Delhi organises the 4th International Magic Festival at Dilli Haat, Janak Puri, INA and Pitampura. This three-day long festival that opens today aims to attract people and popularise the long standing tradition of magical arts in the country.International and Indian magicians from diverse backgrounds will present their legerdemain skills to ensnare the audience. The programs are designed in a way that grasp the interest level of all age groups, with grand and interactive gala shows (by both national and international magicians) being the main attraction. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The venue will be an open host to ancient (Majma) and modern forms of street magic (like that by David Blaine). In addition to all these performances across all the three Dilli Haats by Delhi Tourism; Dilli Haat, Janak Puri will be showcasing an exhibition on history of Indian magic and its forms.People will be given an opportunity to learn about the early days of magic in India through an informative presentation. A short workshop for people on creating magic from day to day objects like pens, paper, coins and handkerchief will also be hosted. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMalkinn (Malaysia), Jorinee (Malaysia), Mamada (Bangkok) and Steven Cambian (United States) are few of the masters of magic, who are set to give an international twist with their performances. The festival will also be displaying few of the rarely seen fire and levitation acts by Kharbanda Brothers. Brij Mohan from Bihar will be adding laughter to his magic shows to tickle your funny bone. Drawing competition of children will also be hosted at Dilli Haat Janak Puri and Pitampura. Where: Dilli Haat, Janak Puri, INA and Pitampura When: 26 – 28 September Timing: 5 pm to 9 pm