Robert Downey Jr. Gives Cinefamily Early Christmas Present

first_imgUncategorizedRobert Downey Jr. Gives Cinefamily Early Christmas PresentActor pledges big bucks to help theater upgrade to digital projectorBy Elina Shatkin – December 17, 20121088ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe question isn’t “Who showed up at Cinefamily this weekend?” The question is, “Who didn’t?” Guests at the repertory theater’s 2nd Annual Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Telethon included Jason Schwarzman, Nick Offerman, John Hawkes, Cut Chemist, Community creator Dan Harmon, comedian Neil Hamburger, filmmaker Guy Maddin, all-purpose German weirdo Udo Kier, artist Wayne White, Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh (via Skype), and the Bob Baker Marionettes — to name just a few. But the most generous celeb guest was Robert Downey Jr.Dropping in on Saturday afternoon, he busted open a time capsule that had been left for him a decade ago under the projection booth (yes, really) and sat down with Cinefamily founder Hadrian Belove, pledging to cover the cost of a digital projector. The Fairfax Avenue repertory theater has been trying to raise $144,000 via Kickstarter so it can fix the roof, improve the sound system, and add a state of the art digital cinema projector. Digital projection is a thorny issue for movie theaters, especially indie ones, but film geeks need not worry. The theater owners swear they’ll still screen 35mm film, even if they’re “projecting it bicycle-powered after the apocalypse.” On its Kickstarter page, Cinefamily estimates that upgrading to a digital projector will cost $60,000. Ho ho ho. And a very merry Christmas to you too! TAGSBob Baker Marionette TheaterCinefamilyCut ChemistDan HarmonEventGuy MaddinJason SchwarzmanJohn HawkesL.A. CultureMark MothersbaughNeil HamburgerNick OffermanRobert Downey Jr.TelethonUdo KierWayne WhitePrevious articleQuick Take: The Dark Knight Rises on DVDNext articleThe Wish List: Super Luxe Holiday GiftsElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORBob Baker Marionette Theater Raised Enough Funds to Make it Through 2021Some of L.A.’s Most Beloved Institutions Are Threatened with ExtinctionA Marionette of Lil Nas X Exists, Thanks to the Wacky Geniuses at the Bob Baker Theaterlast_img read more

News / Michael Schaecher set to leave CEVA after just one year as COO

first_imgMr Schaecher himself has had a varied career in the last few years. His previous job was as boss of doomed AirCargoGermany, which he joined after being EVP air freight for DHL Global Forwarding.CEVA still faces financial challenges, as its debt pile continues to grow. Last month The Loadstar’s financial commentator suggested that the company would need to make significant job losses “to become viable at the operating level” if it could not find “significant growth in top line revenues”.CEVA confirmed Mr Schaecher’s departure but declined to comment further. By Alex Lennane 22/04/2015 Michael Schaecher, CEVA’s COO of global air and ocean freight, is to leave the logistics company at the end of this month, in what is being indicated by industry sources as an unexpected departure. He is to be replaced by Helmut Kaspers.The reasons for the move are not yet clear, but it is surprising, as he was given the top sea freight job in addition to his air freight responsibilities as recently as November. He has only been at CEVA for one year, a new role which was lauded at the time, and he had a place on the executive board.CEVA has something of a history in frequently losing or replacing its top management. Mr Schaecher took over as global head of ocean freight after the departure of Dominik Tichelkamp, who spent just three years at the company.There were many management changes under former CEO and Apollo man Marvin Schlanger, who resigned to be replaced by Xavier Urbain. Mr Urbain implemented his own management team, of which Mr Schaecher was one.last_img read more

Mountrath CS lose out in South-Leinster final in horrific conditions

first_imgHome Sport GAA Mountrath CS lose out in South-Leinster final in horrific conditions SportGAAGaelic Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Mountrath Community School senior football team Mountrath CS 0-5 Presentation De La Salle Bagenalstown 0-11Top Oil South Leinster Post Primary School Senior Football ‘C’ FinalThe rain fell like ice from the sky and the wind blew in gale-force-fashion as Mountrath Community School lost out to Presentation De La Salle Bagenalstown in Killeshin this afternoon.In truly atrocious conditions with temperatures just above freezing, it was the Laois lads failure to score enough when playing with the wind that ultimately cost them in the end.Mountrath played with the wind in the first half and made a brilliant start with three points in the first ten minutes.Paul O’Flynn and Danny Flanagan both judged the wind to perfection to score from considerable distance to get things underway before full forward Seth Burns Mooney added another. However, Bagnelstown were a physically powerful team and they had a lot of possession in the first half which allowed them to stay close to Mountrath.Centre forward Pauric O’Connell landed two close range frees and Mountrath keeper Eoin Connolly had to pull off a fine save just before half time to keep the Laois school ahead.Mountrath did add one more point from a Paul O’Flynn free after a fine run by Tadhg Cuddy to give them a 0-4 to 0-2 lead at the break.Mountrath faced a second half against the wind and they dropped the versatile duo of Tadhg Cuddy and Seth Burns Mooney back as sweepers in an effort to frustrate Bagnelstown.That worked for a while but eventually the Carlow side began to poke holes in Mountrath’s defence as Cormac Lomax and Pauric O’Connor were among the scorers as they drew level and then went ahead.Fiach O’Toole swung over a brace as Bagnelstown took a seven point lead as we approached the final ten minutes of the half.Mountrath were really pinned back at this stage but they kept going and went looking for goals in the final period.Sean O’Flynn came closest with a 13 metre free that just whistled over the bar and while there were a few goalmouth scrambles, Bagnelstown held on for the win.SCORERS – MOUNTRATH: Paul O’Flynn 0-2 (one free), Seth Burns Mooney, Danny Flanagn and Sean O’Flynn (free) 0-1 eachMOUNTRATH CS: Eoin Connolly (Ballyfin); Ben Shore (Slieve Bloom), Thomas Scully (Emo), Gearoid O’Neill (Trumera); Sean Greene (Emo), Allan Connolly (Ballyfin), Nathan Little (Courtwood); Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood), Ned Ryan (Emo); Paul O’Flynn (Courtwood), Evan Power (Slieve Bloom), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown), Jack Priestley (Ballyfin), Seth Burns Mooney (Courtwood), Danny Flanagan (Kinnity). Subs: Conor Walsh (Castletown) for Power and Adam Connolly (Ballyfin) for Priestley (both 55m)Referee: Brendan Hickey (Graiguecullen)SEE ALSO – Tributes paid to ‘much-loved, gentle and endearing’ Abbeyleix parish priest Mountrath CS lose out in South-Leinster final in horrific conditions WhatsApp Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening TAGSMountrath CS Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Laois woman in Australia speaks about nurses wanting to return home but feeling as though they can’tNext articleREVEALED: Virgin Media One documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise to air next week Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.center_img Community WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 31st January 2019 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Previewing Thursday night’s Laois club hurling championship action

first_img TAGSBallyfin v PortlaoiseBorris-Kilcotton v CamrossLaois Premier IHCLaois SHC Previewing Thursday night’s Laois club hurling championship action There won’t be much in it, and there’s no form to go off.But not many teams beat Camross twice in a row and for that reason alone, perhaps Camross can win this one.Odds: Borris-Kilcotton – evens; Camross – 10/11; Draw – 8/1Prediction: CamrossLaois Premier IHC – Ballyfin v PortlaoiseIn Mountrath at 7.30pmArguably the biggest game in the newly-named Premier IHC will see the last two teams relegated from the senior championship do battle in Mountrath this evening.Portlaoise have become the stereotype yo-yo club in recent seasons, having been relegated from senior in 2014, 2017 and 2019 but promotion in 2015 and 2018. They’ll be going for a third title in six seasons in the second grade this year.Ballyfin won this championship – albeit as a Gaels side with Mountmellick in 2017 – but were relegated in 2018 and were then beaten in the semi-final last year by The Harps.But that semi-final defeat last year came on the back of an exhausting schedule, one that had seen them play a senior football semi-final draw and replay on a heavy pitch only the week earlier.Again there’s little form to go off but Ballyfin might just have enough to win here, leaving Portlaoise needing to beat Colt-Shanahoe and Slieve Bloom to take one of the semi-final places on offer.SEE ALSO – Listen to our Talking Sport Podcast as we look ahead to the Laois club hurling championships Electric Picnic WhatsApp Home Hurling Club Hurling Previewing Thursday night’s Laois club hurling championship action HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and MountrathLaois SHC – Borris-Kilcotton v CamrossIn MW Hire O’Moore Park at 7.30pmThe opening game of the Laois Shopping Centre SHC throws up a particularly tasty clash as neighbours Camross and Borris-Kilcotton do battle.Indeed Laois GAA officials can count themselves unfortunate that this game is being played during the window where only 200 people can attend. A fixture of this nature would probably break 1,000 in normal circumstances. Instead, however, it will make history as the first Laois club game to be streamed live online.Last year Borris-Kilcotton beat Camross in the championship for the first time in their relatively short history but both clubs ended the season disappointed – Camross denied in the semi-final by Rathdowney-Errill and Borris-Kilcotton then beaten in the final.Both come into this year with new management teams; Borris-Kilcotton under former player Ciaran Comerford who brings a wealth of coaching experience to the role while Camross have Tommy Delaney, a multiple championship winner with the club in the 1980s and 1990s.Camross were the first side to put titles back to the back since Castletown when they did so in 2017-2018 and had it not been for a wonder goal from Ross King in that semi-final last year they could well have done three-in-a-row.Zane Keenan missed almost all of last season and he will be a huge addition now that he’s back while you can probably expect younger players like Oisin Bennett and Liam Delaney to feature more this year while Eoin Gaughan should be even more prominent.Borris-Kilcotton, as always, will look to PJ Scully for the bulk of their scores while Aaron Dunphy, Neil Foyle and Joe Campion will provide plenty of scoring power too.center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, July 30, 2020Next articlePreviewed and Profiled: First ever Premier Intermediate hurling championship set to be interesting affair Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By Steven Miller – 30th July 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Why U.S. inflation was higher than expected

first_img Keywords Inflation,  Economy,  Coronavirus Michelle Schriver At 0.6%, the increase in the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) in July was about twice what economists expected. In a report on Thursday, CIBC Economics considered the factors affecting stronger U.S. inflation and provided an inflation forecast.CIBC noted that the recent increase in U.S. prices was the result of more than rebounding prices in clothing, air fare and car insurance following the economic shutdown. “Prices even outside of these areas were, on average, firmer than the trends seen over the spring,” the report said.The increase was due mostly to service industries where social distancing requirements keep capacity low and/or result in higher costs being passed on to consumers, CIBC said.For example, restaurant prices have increased, as have prices for personal services such as haircuts.The annual inflation rate in service industries could remain elevated until at least summer 2021, the report said, unless a vaccine lifts the supply constraints resulting from social distancing.At the same time, a large output gap and high unemployment rate may have a dampening effect on price increases. (The output gap is the difference between actual and potential GDP.)Given that both supply and demand have fallen significantly in various sectors because of the pandemic, measuring the output gap is difficult, the report explained. However, it noted that strong fiscal and monetary policy responses to the pandemic support consumer demand, at least for services where consumers feel safe to resume spending. Price pressures in those areas will help offset weaker inflation in others, the report said.At the same time, the end of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit could have a negative impact on household spending, said Desjardins in an outlook report on Thursday. Desjardins forecasted U.S. inflation of 1.8% for 2021.CIBC said it expects U.S. core CPI to firm further, potentially peaking at about 2.5% in spring 2021. Its outlook is based on higher inflation in those service industries where supply has been constrained, as well as potential pass-through from the weaker U.S. dollar to imported goods prices.While U.S. inflation is likely to be higher than consensus expectations over the next year, “this is not a stagflation story or a story in which strong monetary support causes runaway inflation,” the CIBC report said.“Instead it is simply a byproduct of the big changes in supply and demand seen during this unusual time, particularly within service industries where close contact with the customer is required.”If a vaccine emerges, inflation could eventually trend lower in a couple years.“There would therefore be little pressure on policymakers to raise interest rates until that final, post-vaccine stretch of the recovery is well underway,” the CIBC report said.CIBC also said Canada could start to catch up to the U.S. in the second half of 2020 in terms of inflation — the Canadian economy reopened later. Yet, differences in inflation between the two countries also reflect calculation differences, the report said.Desjardins’ inflation rate forecast for Canada was 0.7% for 2020 and 2.1% for 2021.For full details, read the reports from CIBC Economics and Desjardins, the latter of which lists major economic and financial indicators. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Man buying fresh vegetables at farmer's market 123RFlast_img read more

WA adds another Changing Place for people with disability

first_imgWA adds another Changing Place for people with disability 147 Changing Places across Australia as part of a national networkBathroom facilities for people unable to use standard toilets Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has today congratulated Crown Perth on becoming the first registered hotel complex in Australia to provide a Changing Places facility for people with disability.Changing Places are secure, clean facilities for people with disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom when out and about in the community.Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with disability as they don’t provide changing benches or hoists or are too small to accommodate carers at the same time. Changing Places provide equipment such as:a height-adjustable adult-sized change tableconstant-charging ceiling track hoist systemcentrally-located peninsula toiletcirculation spaces as defined in the design specificationsautomatic door with a clear opening of 950 mm at a minimum (1100 mm for beach and lake locations) privacy screen. The Crown Perth Changing Places facility will ensure that everyone in the community can access appropriate bathroom facilities while enjoying a day out at one of Perth’s most popular entertainment destinations.The new facility will be located within the main Crown Metropol lobby area in between Silks and Rockpool Bar & Grill.There are currently 147 Changing Places across Australia, 32 of which are in Western Australia.As stated by Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:“Crown Perth is a major tourism and entertainment destination in Western Australia and this Changing Places facility significantly improves amenities for people with disability to ensure they can enjoy experiences on offer.“Changing Places is an international standard that ensures people with disability can use bathroom facilities without risk to health, safety or their dignity.“The State Government is committed to improving community access and inclusion, and the growing network of Changing Places ensures people with disability, their families and carers have increased options to travel around and engage in recreation activities across Western Australia.” /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:Australia, bathroom, beach, community, disability, Government, hotel, lobby, meet, Minister, Perth, Safety, space, travel, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

Extending human biosecurity emergency period by three months

first_imgExtending human biosecurity emergency period by three months The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 is set to be extended by an additional three months.The human biosecurity emergency declaration ensures the Government has the powers to take any necessary measures to prevent and control COVID-19, and protect the health of all Australians. These powers have been used on a limited basis following expert medical advice.The emergency period, which has been in place since 18 March 2020, is now set to cease on 17 March 2021.The recommendation from Government to the Governor General to extend the emergency period was informed by specialist medical and epidemiological advice provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer.The AHPPC has advised the international COVID-19 situation continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk. The extension of the emergency period for a further three months is an appropriate response to that risk.The proposed extension will be considered and formalised by the Governor General this week.The existing restrictions that sit under this emergency declaration would remain in place to minimise the risk of introducing and spreading COVID-19 in our community. These include:Limitations on the movement of cruise vessels.Limitations on outbound international travel.Restrictions on the operation of retail stores at international airports.These restrictions are reviewed regularly and take into account the latest expert medical advice. They can be amended or removed at any time based on the expert medical advice.The Australian Government is working closely with state and territory agencies and the cruise industry, to develop a framework for the staged resumption of cruise ships in a manner that is proportionate to the public health risk. /Media 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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, biosecurity, commonwealth, community, covid-19, cruise ship, Department of Health, Emergency, Government, health, healthcare, industry, operation, public health, public health risk, travellast_img read more

City main street businesses to get cash boost

first_imgCity main street businesses to get cash boost City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of new grants of up to $10,000 to enhance and activate their outdoor areas, helping to drive patronage and support jobs.As we enter the traditionally quieter winter months, the Marshall Liberal Government has committed $200,000 to support small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – and help enliven the city.These grants specifically target small businesses and property owners along six of the city’s main streets – Hutt, Hindley, Melbourne, O’Connell, Gouger and Rundle.The funding, to be administered by the City of Adelaide, can be used towards improvements including new outdoor furniture, café blinds, heating, shop frontage painting, lighting, as well as artworks, murals and greening elements such as green walls and window boxes.It is the second tranche of Marshall Liberal Government activation funding, bringing the total to $500,000. The first $300,000 round supported dozens of businesses across the city.“These grants will help drive foot traffic to the popular strips, increasing patronage and boosting business turnover,” said Minister for Local Government Vickie Chapman.“They can be used to make visual or practical improvements, as well as enhance social distancing measures – helping to keep South Australians safe and strong.”Member for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson said the Marshall Liberal Government was doing everything it could to support South Australian businesses, jobs and livelihoods at this time.“It’s well known suburban shopping and retail strips are experiencing an uplift during COVID-19 but our city businesses need our support and that’s why we’re helping our six main street businesses enliven their outdoor areas so they can trade in the winter months,” said Minister Sanderson.“It’s fantastic to see so many city businesses took advantage of the first round of grants updating their outdoor areas, painting murals and erecting café blinds and heaters, making our city even more vibrant and attractive as we emerge from the pandemic.“I really urge South Australians to take a trip into the city and enjoy one of the many events we’re hosting over the coming months – from Tasting Australia to Illuminate Adelaide and the Cabaret Festival, there’s something for everyone.”Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the City of Adelaide and the State Government were working together to support CBD and North Adelaide businesses.“Many of our small-business owners are still doing it tough, particularly in the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors,” said the Lord Mayor.“We are committed to helping our businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic and this support from the State Government, administered by the City of Adelaide, will allow businesses to improve their shops and attract customers to our main streets.“Businesses can paint their shop fronts, purchase new furniture or add new signage, plants and heaters.“By focusing on our main streets, in collaboration with local businesses, we will create unique dining and shopping experiences in our precincts.”Anyone who owns a currently active small businesses or property on the six city main streets can apply for the grants of up to $10,000 to cover 80 per cent of the cost of improvements. Each recipient will need to fund 20 per cent of the project costs.To be eligible, businesses must not have received activation grant funding in previous rounds.To express your interest or for more information, please visit cityofadelaide.com.au/mainstreet-grants /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, Australian, business, City of Adelaide, festival, Government, Local Government, Melbourne, Minister, pandemic, property, purchase, SA Government, Small Business, social distancing, South Australialast_img read more

Film academy president keeps job following investigation

first_imgHomeBriefsFilm academy president keeps job following investigation Mar. 29, 2018 at 5:00 amBriefsNewsFilm academy president keeps job following investigationAssociated Press3 years agoapassociated pressbriefsdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressAssociated Press The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required.The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he has held since August.Bailey, a cinematographer whose credits include “Groundhog Day,” ”The Big Chill” and “As Good as It Gets,” had previously denied the allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately on a movie set a decade ago.The film academy says the membership and administration committee and its sub-committee took his response, the claim and corroborating statements into account in its review. Outside counsel was also consulted, including from Ivy Kagan Bierman who is an adviser to the Anita Hill-chaired Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Promoting Equality in the Workplace.The committee’s unanimous conclusion was also backed by the academy’s Board of Governors.Bailey’s attorney David Schindler did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.The investigation comes as the academy has sought to make the fight against sexual misconduct a central goal after the wave of revelations beginning in October that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and spread throughout the industry.Bailey was two months into his presidency in October when Weinstein’s membership was revoked. Prior to Weinstein, only one other person has had their film academy membership withdrawn, and that was for loaning out awards screeners.At the time, Bailey said in a memo to members that the academy “can be a part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers.”The academy adopted its first code of conduct in December, which stipulated that the academy is no place for “people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency,” and made it easier to suspend or expel members.The claim against Bailey investigated by the academy was received on March 13.In its statement Tuesday, the academy said it will refrain from discussing the specifics of the claim out of respect for the confidentiality of the claimant and Bailey.The organization’s goal, the statement said, is “to encourage workplace environments that support creativity, equality, and respect.”Tags :apassociated pressbriefsdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentStars, activists set for WE Day youth empowerment eventWorld Video Game Hall of Fame announces 2018 finalistsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author14 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press14 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agolast_img read more

Motorola Solutions up for sale, but deal some way off – reports

first_img Related MTS readies first mmWave phone for Russia Motorola expands 5G range, updates G line Motorola builds 5G into latest flagship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 FEB 2015 Author Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Ken Wieland Previous ArticleTwitter steps back from blaming Apple for losing usersNext ArticleLocal smartphone brands dominate in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia Motorola Solutions, which manufactures communication equipment (including two-way radios), has been up for sale for “several months”, but completion of a deal – according a Bloomberg report – is not going to happen anytime soon.“There should be many people who are willing to buy Motorola Solutions at a reasonable price for its special communications technology and existing customer base,” Jun Zhang, a San Francisco-based analyst at Rosenblatt Securities, told Bloomberg. “Motorola’s intellectual property should be valuable and attractive to some communication equipment makers.”Among the interested buyers, according to Bloomberg sources, are Raytheon, Honeywell International and General Dynamics Corp. Each are reportedly attracted by the prospect of grabbing more government sector business, courtesy of a Motorola Solutions acquisition.It is unclear who else might be interested in buying the company. Bankers in the past, points out The Wall Street Journal, have touted Motorola Solutions as a possible private-equity target, but the newspaper adds that leveraged buyouts of companies that size have been rare in recent years.Motorola Solutions has a market capitalisation of about $15 billion. In 2014, the company had net sales of $5.9 billion and net earnings of $1.3 billion.A sale of Motorola Solutions would mark the final chapter in Motorola history. Motorola Mobility (the devices units) was sold to Google in 2012 for $12.5 billion, before the search engine giant then sold it on to China’s Lenovo for $2.9 billion last year. Home Motorola Solutions up for sale, but deal some way off – reports Tags FinancialMotorolalast_img read more