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Theresa May’s ditching Cameron’s “big society” for the “shared society”

Read more: Theresa May to visit Donald Trump in the US next month”While the obvious injustices receive a lot of attention – with the language of social justice and social mobility a staple of most politicians today – the everyday injustices are too often overlooked. If you’re from an ordinary working class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise,” she will in the speech delivered to Charity Commission. “It means making a significant shift in the way that government works in Britain. Because government and politicians have for years talked the language of social justice – where we help the very poorest – and social mobility – where we help the brightest among the poor. But to deliver the change we need and build that shared society, we must move beyond this agenda and deliver real social reform across every layer of society so that those who feel that the system is stacked against them – those just above the threshold that attracts the government’s focus today yet those who are by no means rich or well off – are also given the help they need.”Because people who are just managing, just getting by don’t need a government that will get out of the way, they need a government that will make the system work for them. An active government that will work for them and allow them to share in the growing prosperity of post-Brexit Britain.” Lynsey Barber Share Forget “big society”, now it’s all about the “shared society”.Theresa May is ditching the “big society” agenda of her predecessor David Cameron, instead vowing to tackle “everyday injustices” and “build a shared society for everyone”. Theresa May’s ditching Cameron’s “big society” for the “shared society” More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and Big society was named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2010. The Prime Minister will lay out plans for social reform in a speech on Monday, to “build a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few”.Read more: It looks like Theresa May is going to Davos”The shared society is one that doesn’t just value our individual rights but focuses rather more on the responsibilities we have to one another. It’s a society that respects the bonds that we share as a union of people and nations,” she is expected to say.The plans signal a break with previous Conservative leaders, including Cameron’s Big Society platform of the 2010 election. May will seek to address voters who feel government is not working for them and the so-called JAMs – those just about managing. Sunday 8 January 2017 8:53 am whatsapp whatsapp read more


A young Portlaoise singer/songwriter putting in the time to make her dreams come through

first_img GAA Seorsia’s parents Melvin and Petrutchka Jack came from Zimbabwe to Ireland to escape the country held under the rein of Robert Mugabe.When they got to Ireland, they named their first child Seorsia – a different spelling to the name Saoirse – meaning freedom.Meeting Seorsia, she seems wise beyond her years and she speaks about when she first knew she wanted to sing.“I always knew that I really love to sing, even when I first started talking. I did a lot of talent shows, I was in drama school, and then I wrote my first recorded song at 14,” Seorsia says happily.She adds: “I wrote a song when I was 10, just on a little piece of paper and it was really silly but they (my parents) knew that I wanted to write music from then.“My parents bought me a little notebook and I started writing my thought and songs and from there it all developed.”Mammy Petrutchka explains why they decided to invest so heavily in their daughter’s interests.Growing up, Seorsia suffered from severe eczema and anaphylaxis.This meant multiple hospital visits for Seorsia and her sister Naomi, and not much time for anything else.“That’s why music meant everything to her growing up because she couldn’t do many things or eat many things or go many places, we nurtured music in her life. Music meant everything to her growing up.“You see it. You see what your child is interested in and we saw what she was interested in and because we didn’t want her to focus on her condition, we wanted her to think about what she liked,” said Petrutchka.Melvin added: “She would be singing and dancing in the hospital, music has been everything to her.”Photo: Jeff HarveySeorsia’s stage name ‘Sia Babez’ came about as her online following (currently at 13,100 followers on Instagram) began calling her ‘Sia’. As the name is already attributed to the Australian singer, songwriter and record producer, Seorsia added ‘Babez’ onto the end of it and it stuck.Her first ever recorded track, ‘Say What You Want’ was performed by the group Seorsia was a member of – LSJ – and played on radio stations such as Beat 102-103 and FM 104.LSJ disbanded at the end of last year and Seorsia is now looking forward to her new project, filming the video for her debut single ‘Hit My Line’.“With the video I wanted to keep everything within Portlaoise and we do have quite a few good locations in Portlaoise so it worked out well.“I’d say it’s your team to be honest. It’s all about what you can bring to the table and then getting opportunities not just for yourself but for other people. The bigger your team is the more help you’ll have and the better quality you’ll produce in the end,” said the young Portlaoise woman.Aidan Deasy, Sia Babez’s manager, came on board a little over a month ago.In addition to this, there are also stylists, PR people, videographers and choreographers involved. In total, there are roughly 20 people involved. “The team is growing nearly on a daily basis!” said Aidan.Another key member of the setup is music producer Billy Farrell.Farrell, of Deadeye Productions, has previously worked with the likes of The Corrs, Westlife, Brian Kennedy, Hozier and Gavin James.“This is my debut single, this is the thing that’s going to set me apart so I just want everything to go as planned.“I’m still kind of figuring out what direction I want my music to go in, and I definitely want to stick with the songwriting. Songwriting is my passion, it’s who I am,” Seorsia admits.Photo: Jeff HarveyHer Zimbabwean heritage is evident in her music. “I think I have that tropical feel, I think I have that tropical look. I think that my heritage is definitely incorporated into my music and I definitely have to try keep my culture.”Seorsia uses the Marimba, a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars with pipes suspended underneath, and the Mbira, which consists of a wooden board with attached staggered metal tines.Both are African musical instruments, with the Marimba also being used in Mexican culture.“I love those instruments and our culture. I think it’s so interesting and the more that I slip it in to my songs, people will get to know what I’m about and what the culture is about,” she said.Seorsia’s debut single ‘Hit My Line’, which she describes as having, ‘a contemporary RnB/pop’ feel, launches Friday June 21 on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes.On Monday July 1 the video for the song will be released.To hear more of Sia Babez’s music, you can view her YouTube here.Photo: Jeff HarveySEE ALSO – Stradbally duo ‘inking’ up for Kolbe Special School fundraiser By Siun Lennon – 16th June 2019 Facebook Seorsia Jack, who goes under the stage name of Sia Babez, is only 17 years old but is eagerly anticipating making her mark on the music world.The young Portlaoise woman has been signed by a management company and made her first official music video in various locations shattered throughout her home town on Friday, June 14.Seorsia, or Sia Babez, has had a creative and extraordinary life right from the the day of her birth in 2001. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleBrennan reckons Laois have plenty to work on ahead of Joe McDonagh Cup finalNext articleJobs in Laois: All the recent jobs in Laois as advertised on LaoisToday Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGSSia Babez Pinterest Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results A young Portlaoise singer/songwriter putting in the time to make her dreams come through WhatsApp Home We Are Laois A young Portlaoise singer/songwriter putting in the time to make her dreams… We Are Laois GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Sunday evening’s Laois SFC Round 2 double header

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter GAA Facebook Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersWe’re here in O’Moore Park for the second double header of the day.Round 2 will be concluded at the end of this evening’s games and we’ll then know who’s in the semi-finals, quarter-finals and relegation play-offs.The first game involves Emo and Stradbally with that game throwing in at 6.00pm.Emo were beaten by a single point on Tuesday night in their replay against Ballyroan-Abbey.Stradbally were beaten convincingly by Killeshin in Round 1.The final game of Round 2 sees Graigucullen come up against last year’s finalists O’Dempsey’s.Graiguecullen defeated Ballyfin in Round 1 while O’Dempsey’s faced St Josephs, who they beat with ease.Follow all the action as it happens here: Pinterest Previous articleLaois ladies footballers live to fight another day in intermediateNext articleSecond half goals Stradbally’s undoing as Emo claim first SFC victory Gavin Cooper LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Sunday evening’s Laois SFC Round 2 double header 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA center_img WhatsApp TAGSEmoEmo v StradballyGraiguecullenGraiguecullen v O’Dempsey’sLaois SFCLive BlogO’Dempsey’sStradbally Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By Gavin Cooper – 11th August 2019 SEE ALSO- Moment In Time: Killadooley Childcare Centre opens its doors in 2011 GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Sunday evening’s Laois SFC Round… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAAlast_img read more


Canadian firms hike dividends

On Friday, heavy equipment dealer Toromont fattened its payment to shareholders by nine per cent, capping off a week that saw industry heavyweights like Magna International (TSX:MG), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) announce double-digit dividend increases. The moves come as corporate profits reach post-recession peaks, despite continued uncertainty about the global economic outlook. Other companies boosting their dividends this week included Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX:PAA) and gold producer Alamos Gold (TSX:AGI), which followed earlier hikes by banks, miners and other companies. About 31% of all companies listed on the TSX composite index had reported dividend increases as of earlier this week — and with the latest slew of hikes in the past few days, that figure is likely closer to 40%, said Peter Buchanan, an economist at CIBC World Markets. “That’s the highest percentage in six years,” he said. “It does suggest that firms are more comfortable with the outlook for earnings than they were in the third-quarter of last year … so that is certainly a plus for investment going forward.” Fourth-quarter corporate profits were up nearly 14% from year-earlier levels, reaching their highest levels since the third quarter of 2008, noted TD Bank economist Dina Cover. During 2011, business profits shot up 12.7% from those levels reported in 2010, she added. And with profits strong in the mining, auto parts and other sectors of the economy, companies are opting to share their good fortunes with stockholders. The increase in profitability comes even as the Canadian dollar rises, commodity prices drop and the threat of a potential global economic slowdown lingers. “Looking ahead, businesses should continue to enjoy higher profits. Commodity prices have rebounded from their fourth quarter lows and the U.S. economy is holding up relatively well compared to expectations,” Cover said in her commentary. But she warns that given some of the economic headwinds, profits are likely to expand at only about half the rate seen last year, which could signal reluctance to raise dividends. “Still, risks relating to the debt crisis in Europe and the likelihood of a slowdown in global economic growth will create a challenging environment in which businesses operate.” At Toromont, the dividend increase came after a solid jump in profits and sales that chairman and CEO Robert Ogilvie said make him optimistic about future growth. “We have a strong balance sheet, we have confidence in our business and we are optimistic about our growth prospects.” The equipment dealer’s fortunes are somewhat of a bellwether of the resource economy as miners and oil producers invest in new machines to grow their businesses. And Magna’s 10% dividend hike is also good news for other manufacturers, especially in Ontario’s struggling auto sector, because it signals the industry is recovering and demand is returning. It appears Canadian companies are moving more aggressively to pay out cash they’ve been holding on their balance sheets, both in dividend payments and share buy backs, while U.S. firms are moving in the opposite direction as they react more cautiously to the current environment, Buchanan added. When a company raises its dividend, it’s a positive sign that they believe they can generate sufficient cash flow for years to come to meet that increase in payment, said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment at GMP Securities. But at the same time, stock returns have been dismal in the past year, and since the recession, and some companies may feel they need to return capital to shareholders through dividends as a way to reward investors for holding the stock. It could also be a place for businesses to invest their cash if they cannot find a wise way to spend it in other areas in a slow economic environment. The fourth-quarter is also a popular time for companies to raise their dividends on an annual basis. “You could be the cynic and say ‘are companies raising their dividends just to make shareholders happy?’ Well you could put it that way,” Watson said. But a dividend increase is nothing but a positive sign and Watson expects the hikes to continue in 2012. “If management teams were really concerned about the economy, if they thought we were in a real lot of trouble, they would be wanting to conserve cash,” he said. “They would not be hiking the dividend.” Dividends poised to rise again in 2021 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Sunny Freeman Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news U.S. corporate profits rising for the first time since pandemic began One year after price collapse, expectations are high for oil company earnings Shareholders in some of corporate Canada’s biggest names received good news this week that richer dividend payments are on the way. For non-investors, the payout hikes are also a sign that business confidence — and therefore potentially the economy— is improving. Keywords Earnings,  Dividends read more


Exhibition on Miss Lou Opens in Hanover

first_imgExhibition on Miss Lou Opens in Hanover CultureSeptember 18, 2009 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An exhibition on the life and work of the late cultural icon, Hon. Louise Bennett- Coverley, was opened at the Hanover Parish Library, in Lucea, on September 17, by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.The world renowned folklorist, poet, actress and political and social commentator is regarded as the mother of Jamaican culture.The Head of State, who was on a tour of the parish, described ‘Miss Lou’, as she was affectionately called, as an icon whose influence on Jamaican culture is wide ranging, noting that she produced poems that could satirise most, if not all situations.“Miss Lou, whose legacy we remember today, had not only demonstrated the importance of acknowledging and promoting culture as part of the nation’s resources, but she had shown us that when this is shared with others, it increases in value and becomes sought after by locals and visitors alike,” he said.“Also, when you believe in what you are doing, if you are energetic in doing that, it somehow has a way of catching on, and if you stick with what you believe long enough, others will believe in it also, and others will come to accept what you are doing,” the Governor-General added.He said that Miss Lou was successful with her cultural work because, despite criticisms, she believed in what she was doing and had a great deal of determination.“Today we are proud of her work, so much so, that our students can easily recite and talk about the poems that she had written, and what fun we have from them, and what humor,” the Head of State said.The Governor-General insisted that the culture of the nation must not be left up to archaeological research to determine what had transpired at a given location at a given time, and that is incumbent on the present generation to document and preserve the nation’s culture in such a way, that it can be passed on to succeeding generations.Miss Lou, who was born in Kingston on September 7, 1919, died in Toronto, Canada on July 26, 2006.She was given an official funeral service at the Coke Methodist Church, in downtown Kingston, after which she was buried in National Heroes Park. RelatedExhibition on Miss Lou Opens in Hanovercenter_img RelatedExhibition on Miss Lou Opens in Hanover RelatedExhibition on Miss Lou Opens in Hanoverlast_img read more


U.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of Executive Orders Advancing His Priority to Modernize Our Immigration System

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of Executive Orders Advancing His Priority to Modernize Our Immigration System The White HouseOval Office5:25 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me begin by saying, from all three of us — the Vice President, the new Secretary of Homeland Security — that our hearts go out to the families of these FBI special agents, and — two of whom were killed and three of whom were injured today in Florida. I was briefed on this tragedy earlier today, and I know the FBI is gathering information about how this happened, what happened. But I — I can only imagine how these families are feeling today.You know, one of the things, when you are in a combat zone of the military or you’re a FBI agent, or military or a police officer, every family just — when they put that shield on and go out in the morning — dreads the possibility of a call — receiving that phone call. And my heart aches for the families. I’ve not had an opportunity, nor will I try today, to contact them.But they put their lives on the line, and it’s a hell of a price to pay. And every single day, every single one of these folks get up and they — by and large, the vast, vast majority of these men and women are decent, honorable people who put themselves on the line, and we owe them.But the purpose of my asking you here today is I want to congratulate the new Secretary. Secretary Mayorkas is going to take on an easy job — nothing to it: Homeland Security. And going to deal — I’m looking forward to his leadership and working with Congress on a lot of issues, including the immigration bill that has, I think, great support in both chambers.Today, I’m going to sign a few executive orders to strengthen our immigration system, building on the executive actions I took on day one to protect DREAMers, and the Muslim ban, and to better manage of our borders. And that’s what these three different executive orders are about.And I want to make it clear — there’s a lot of talk, with good reason, about the number of executive orders that I have signed — I’m not making new law; I’m eliminating bad policy. What I’m doing is taking on the issues that — 99 percent of them — that the President — the last President of the United States issued executive orders I felt were very counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who we are as a country, particularly in — in the area of immigration.This is about how America is safer, stronger, more prosperous when we have a fair, orderly, and humane, and legal immigration system.And with the first action today, we’re going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families — their mothers and fathers at the border — and with no plan, none whatsoever, to reunify the children who are still in custody and their parents.The second action addresses the root causes of a migration to our southern border.And the third action — the third order I’m going to be signing orders a full review of the previous administration’s harmful and counterproductive immigration policies, basically across the board.And so, with that, I’m going to sign the first order, which is the reestablishment of an Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families.It removes the stain on our reputation for what these separations caused.(The executive order is signed.)That is the first order.The second order I’m signing is “Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, [and] to Manage Migration Throughout the North and Central America, and to Provide [a] Safe and Orderly Processing Of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border”.(The executive order is signed.)And the third order I’m signing is “Restoring [the] Faith in Our Legal Immigration System and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.”(The executive order is signed.)As my grandfather would say: By the grace of God and the goodwill of neighbors, we’ll reunite these children and reestablish our reputation as being a haven for people in need.Thank you very, very much.Q Mr. President, what is your message to these families who have been separated?Q Will you raise the refugee cap, sir, Mr. President?THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.Q When will we see action to back up these reviews, Mr. President?THE PRESIDENT: We’ll have plenty of time to talk about it. /Public Release. 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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:america, building, Central, children, Congress, executive order, FBI, Florida, Government, immigration, leadership, migration, military, President, Secretary, security, United States, White Houselast_img read more


19 homes featured in the Summer New Homes Tour

first_imgArea residents can experience the finest in new home construction July 18-19 & 25-26VANCOUVER – The Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA) announced the opening weekend of the New Homes Tour presented by Fairway Independent Mortgage. The tour will occur the last two weekends of July and will offer attendees the chance to visit new homes on the Clark County market.This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired custom one-level home is located in Kingston Homes’ Velvet Acres community and featured in the New Homes Tour. Photo courtesy of Kingston HomesThis Frank Lloyd Wright inspired custom one-level home is located in Kingston Homes’ Velvet Acres community and featured in the New Homes Tour. Photo courtesy of Kingston HomesWith 19 homes representative of 14 builders, various home styles priced from the low $300,000’s to over a million can be viewed. Homes can be previewed via the show guide (available online). Houses are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and admission is free for all ages.Due to COVID-19, some builders are requiring an appointment to be made in advance. Visit the website for updates and to book an appointment. If attending in-person, view the COVID-19 Safety Tips online. A maximum of three people will be allowed in each home during any one time and face masks are required.This home is offered by Affinity Homes and is located in the Dawson’s Ridge community. The home is featured in the New Homes Tour the final two weeks of July. Photo courtesy of Affinity HomesThis home is offered by Affinity Homes and is located in the Dawson’s Ridge community. The home is featured in the New Homes Tour the final two weeks of July. Photo courtesy of Affinity HomesFor those not wanting to attend in-person, the BIA is offering virtual tours of most homes starting July 18. Virtual tours and Meet the Builder videos are all available online as well. Attendees are urged to vote for their favorite homes in the following categories: Best Kitchen, Most Livable Floor Plan, and Best of Show. Voting available online only.For the most up-to-date information and to book tour appointments, visit is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Friends of Vancouver Lake announces post-treatment survey results for Vancouver Lake’s Eurasian watermilfoil weed Next : Vancouver Police request public’s help locating missing personAdvertisementThis is placeholder text 19 homes featured in the Summer New Homes TourPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, July 17, 2020in: Businessshare 0 last_img read more


Main Street leader was focused on food and friends

first_imgHomeFeaturedMain Street leader was focused on food and friends Jun. 19, 2019 at 6:45 amFeaturedFoodNewsObituaryMain Street leader was focused on food and friendsMadeleine Pauker2 years agoDonald PaonessaEsquire JauchemLe Secret SupperLeslie PaonessaRon Shelton’s Bull DurhamSan Fernando ValleySUPPER: Paonessa was beloved for many things, including her supper club. A longtime resident of Santa Monica known for her longtime supper club died last month at age 73 following a two-year bout with ovarian cancer.Leslie Paonessa grew up in the San Fernando Valley, where she attended Birmingham High School and California State University, Northridge. She moved to Santa Monica in 1985 and worked as a script consultant and later a private chef. Paonessa evaluated hundreds of scripts over the course of her career, most notably Ron Shelton’s Bull Durham.In the last seven years of her life, she hosted “Le Secret Supper,” which she founded with close friend Esquire Jauchem. She invited about 20 people to Jauchem’s historic Venice home once a month and cooked them a six-course meal. Paonessa created a unique menu for each dinner of “creative comfort cuisine with global influences,” as she told the Daily Press in 2014. She went to the Santa Monica Farmers Market every Wednesday and knew each vendor by name, Jauchem said.Jauchem said she got the inspiration for “Le Secret Supper” from supper clubs in San Francisco and he believes she organized the only such club on the Westside. While the club started with their friends and then friends of friends, the circle widened over the years, he said. “It was a very eclectic group,” he said. “There were always new faces and even visitors from out of the country. People would meet and become friends.”Jauchem said the supper club gave Paonessa a sense of satisfaction that she couldn’t get as a private chef.“She cooked food for people and never saw them eat it,” he said. “While she might hear from them the next day that they really liked the meal, she never saw them enjoy the food. It was a special treat for her to watch people react to her cooking.”Paonessa’s niece Sharon Heller attended Paonessa’s last dinner party with her closest friends, including her ex-husband 19. Heller said her aunt planned the dinner as carefully as she always did.“It was so important to her that we did it just right,” Heller said. “We went to five different stores for ingredients. Every detail was so important to her.”Her passion for food was an extension of her love of art and culture, Heller said. Paonessa gave her niece the first two records she ever owned: one by the B-52s and another by Blondie.“Leslie was always the hip, cool aunt,” Heller said.Paonessa was most enthusiastic about film, however. She went to the movies at least once a week, Heller said, and avidly kept up with the latest developments in filmmaking.“We would have these fun conversations, where she would say “have you seen this movie that came out last month?” and my answer was always no,” Heller said. “To her, it was like I was almost from another planet because I didn’t live and breathe movies like she did.”Paonessa also headed the Main Street Merchants Association in its early years, where she was instrumental in getting the street decorated for the holidays, Jauchem said. Her efforts ultimately resulted in the permanent lighting strands that now illuminate Main Street.Jauchem said Paonessa loved Santa Monica, especially its restaurant scene. She told him she felt a real sense of community in the city for the first time in her life.“When I look at those lights on Main Street, I remember her,” he said.Along with her friends in Santa Monica, Paonessa is survived by her sister Susan Bloch, her nieces Kate and Sharon and her nephew Mitchell. Friends who wish to be informed about plans for a memorial may email [email protected] or [email protected]@smdp.comTags :Donald PaonessaEsquire JauchemLe Secret SupperLeslie PaonessaRon Shelton’s Bull DurhamSan Fernando Valleyshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSummer Soulstice takes over a mile of Main Street for music, food and moreLA mayor targeted by recall effort over homeless crisisYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more


ZTE kicks off crowdsourced mobile device project

first_img Devices ZTE readies dual-mode 5G flagship ZTE gains China approval for first 5G smartphone Tags ZTE’s US arm launched Project CSX, working toward a crowdsourced mobile device it will launch in 2017.The company’s member forum, Z-Community, will serve as “the platform for ideation and feedback through the entire development process”. The project will be broken into two stages where users can submit and vote for their favourite ideas.Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, said: “This is the first time a phone manufacturer is stepping out and crowdsourcing something entirely new, from start to finish. It’s a bold approach for the industry that demonstrates how ZTE keeps consumers at the heart of everything we imagine, design and deliver.”Submissions are held to three rules: it must be a mobile product, the technology must be realistically possible by 2017, and the final product “must be affordable for the general population”.ZTE has talked about Project CSX before, noting it has already used customer input in device development elsewhere. Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more HomeDevicesNews ZTE kicks off crowdsourced mobile device project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 AUG 2016 center_img Steve Costello Author ZTE joins 5G wave with Axon 10 Pro ZTE Related Previous ArticleDocomo says Indian government must make Tata pay $1.2B compensationNext ArticleSamsung has its eye on bank security with Note7 launch last_img read more


Moya Doherty appointed as Chairperson of RTE

first_img Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Donegal born businesswoman Moya Doherty has been appointed as the new Chairperson of RTE.Ms Doherty, one of the co-founders of Riverdance first joined RTE in the 1970s.She was a founding director of Radio Ireland, which later became Today FM.Speaking after her appointment this afternoon, Ms Doherty said RTÉ has to find structures capable of redefining the role of public service broadcasting in a media space transformed by social and digital technologies. Pinterest Previous articleFamily of missing Derry man renews appeal for informationNext articleOmbudsman informed of councillor’s claims as Creggan security operation ends News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – November 4, 2014 Moya Doherty appointed as Chairperson of RTE News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more