Jamestown Area Businesses Asked To Gear Up For Virtual ‘Doors Open’ Event

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) A small business owner places an open sign in his window. Photo: USAFJAMESTOWN – Businesses in the Jamestown area will have a chance to showcase their operations during a virtual ‘doors open’ event.The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce says a group of volunteers will be producing a videotaped ‘Doors Open Jamestown’ series showcasing local businesses and several non-profit attractions.Interspersed with pre-produced attraction videos will be commercials created by businesses.Any business in the 14701 zip code is invited to submit a pre-recorded video commercial up to two minutes in length. Videos must be submitted by January 23. Those interested in submitting a video need to register online. Editors reserve the right to trim for time and if videos do not make the final production, they will be posted on the Chamber’s YouTube page.The interactive event will also feature an online scavenger hunt and prizes to engage viewers. All episodes will be released online February 27.Those with questions can contact Sheila Webster via email at [email protected] Joanna Dahlbeck at [email protected] a year without a global pandemic, the event would feature a Saturday morning full of free or reduced admission to several area attractions in an effort to encourage residents to shop local.More information on production requirements is posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more

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Xavi wants ‘dream team’ of coaching assistants at Barcelona

first_imgFormer Barcelona captain, Xavi has reiterated his desire to one day become head coach at Camp Nou and stated that he would like to draft in the likes of former team-mates Carles Puyol and Jordi Cruyff to assist him in his duties. The Catalan club had been in touch with the former midfielder – who is currently in the dugout of Qatari side Al Sadd – before appointing Quique Setien, but Xavi made it clear that the opportunity had come too quickly. Internal issues also played a part in the 40-year-old’s decision, with major questions continuing to be asked of president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s running of the club – particularly regarding the Blaugrana’s recent poor transfer business. It is widely believed that Xavi’s day will come, however, and the World Cup winner already appears to have plans in mind for who will make up his backroom staff. “I am delighted to continue gaining coaching experience and challenging myself, but of course it would be a privilege for me to train Barca one day,” he said in an interview with El Pais. “I’d want a dream team, with Jordi Cruyff, Carles Puyol and some current players. “I would like to make a team with important people who know the club, people who I trust and will be loyal to me.”Advertisement For now, however, Barca will have to make do with Setien, a man for whom Xavi admits to having great respect for due to his style of coaching, but admits that the exciting “Cruyffismo” style counts for little if the club doesn’t win games. “In January I told them that it was not the right time and since then they have not contacted me,” he said. “As a ‘cule’ I wish them the best. I respect Quique Setien a lot, he has a style very similar to what Barca needs, which is ‘Cruyffismo’, but another thing is the results that accompany…” The prevailing opinion on Barca at present is that they are overly reliant on Lionel Messi, a player who may well have hung up his boots by the time his old team-mate steps into the Camp Nou dugout, but Xavi still feels the Argentine can lead the club to another Champions League title. read also:Qatar FA fines Xavi, players over Coronavirus rules breach “Messi needs Barca and Barca needs Messi,” he added. “They have to make him happy because with him they will win more titles. I maintain a great friendship with him, I respect him a lot. “He’s a competitive animal, he always wants to win and for ten years he has been the best footballer in the world. Hopefully, we can meet again on a professional level. Having the best player in history on your team means you always have an ace to win.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Brathwaite eyeing more runs in Boxing Day Test

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC): West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite is hoping to continue his good form when he faces the rampaging Australians in the second Test of the ongoing series starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The 23-year-old made a boundary-studded 94 in the second innings of the first Test as the Windies lost at Hobart. It was a stand-out innings as he fell just short of what would have been a fifth Test century in the space of 18 months. He is looking to build on that and notch three figures when the two teams line up for the historic second Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. “Playing in Australia is a dream come true. As a little boy growing up in Barbados, and when I went to Combermere School, you heard a lot about cricket and the huge significance of the Boxing Day Test match. Now I have the opportunity to play in the event. It is something I’m really looking forward to,” he said. “I’ve heard it’s a magnificent stadium and a lot about the history, and especially the West Indies’ rich history there as well. For me, this is one of the ‘big’ Test matches.” With West Indies sliding to defeat in Hobart, the right-handed Brathwaite launched an assault on Australia’s bowlers, hammering 13 fours and a six in a cameo 122-ball knock. Only bright spot The innings was the only bright spot for the tourists as they were dismissed for 148 to lose by an innings and 212 runs. “I played well in the second innings in Hobart and I felt I hit the ball really well. It’s all about getting a start here in Australia,” Brathwaite explained. “You have to give yourself a chance. You have to graft and dig in. I didn’t get a ‘start’ in the first innings, so I was determined to get a big score in the second innings. “I managed to get myself in and went on and played my shots. I was quite happy to get a score. I still want to keep working hard. It’s still about going out there and getting a start and going on.” Brathwaite’s four Test centuries have come in contrasting conditions. His maiden century was 129 against New Zealand in Trinidad in June 2014, followed by a career-best 212 against Bangladesh in St Vincent three months later. He then gathered a dogged 106 against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test last year while his fourth was 116 against England in Grenada in April. Despite the heavy loss in Hobart, Brathwaite said the mood in the camp remained upbeat as they prepared to face a Victoria XI at the Simonds Stadium in a two-day warm-up match tomorrow and Sunday. “We’ve had two sessions thus far, and the team spirit is quite good, and we just have to keep going from strength to strength,” Brathwaite said.last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool legend Rush: West Ham kid Rice better than Stones

first_imgLiverpool legend Rush: West Ham kid Rice better than Stonesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Ian Rush has no doubts about the potential of West Ham utility Declan Rice.Rush feels that Rice, who has just penned a new deal, is on a similar path to Manchester City defender John Stones who made a £50m move to the Etihad in 2016 after breaking into the Everton team as a teenager.”He reminds me of John Stones, when he was Everton,” he said on beIN Sports.”I think Rice is a better player, at that age. Whether [he plays for] England or Ireland, it’s up to him to decide. He’s come on a lot. For me, he’s a centre-back. He can play the holding midfield role as well. To be at his best, for me he’s a ball-playing centre-half.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: ESPN’s Jon Gruden Tells Marcus Mariota He Rooted Against Oregon Because Of The Ducks’ Uniforms

first_imgJon Gruden appearing on ESPN.ESPN’s Jon Gruden is apparently not a fan of Oregon’s brightly-colored uniforms. On Monday, ESPN aired Gruden’s QB Camp with former Ducks’ quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft. During Mariota’s session with Gruden, the NFL analyst expressed some distaste for Oregon’s fluorescent yellow uniforms, saying he rooted against the Ducks when they wore them. Jon Gruden trashes @Univ_Of_Oregon fluorescent yellow unis to Marcus Mariota while wearing a fluorescent yellow polo pic.twitter.com/Ul6Ya9uSg6— Chris Law (@ChrisLaw) March 17, 2015Gruden, of course, said all of this while wearing a neon-yellow polo. We’re guessing a man of his intelligence realizes the irony in his comments.last_img read more

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Videotron subscriber growth broadcast media advertising help Quebecor Q3

first_imgMONTREAL – Consumer demand for high-speed data services drove much of Quebecor’s growth in the third quarter, but its conventional and specialty TV services also showed progress with advertisers, company executives told analysts Thursday.The Montreal-based telecom and media company (TSX:QBR.B), which is parent of the Videotron wireless, internet, and cable television businesses, had $1.03 billion in revenue during the three months ended Sept. 30.Telecommunications accounted for more than three-quarters of Quebecor’s total revenue, rising 3.8 per cent from a year ago to $823.7 million, with average revenue per user up $9.88 or seven per cent to $156.46.Videotron added 37,000 mobile phone customers, 27,000 internet subscribers and 9,800 members to its Club illico streaming content service during the three months ended Sept. 30, partly offset by a decline in basic cable subscriptions.Manon Brouillette, Videotron’s president and chief executive officer, told analysts that average revenue per user, or ARPU, is being driven higher by the data required to surf the internet with both wired and wireless devices.“We certainly know that internet is the key to increasing ARPU and consumers have to pay for data because it costs money on the network,” Brouillette said.Pierre Karl Peladeau, chief executive of Quebecor and its controlling shareholder, said he was “very enthusiastic” about Quebecor’s market position and its financial flexibility, which amounted to $2 billion in liquid assets at Sept. 30.“All of these can only be drivers of increasing returns for our shareholders and our various stakeholders,” Peladeau said.Peladeau was asked during the call how Quebecor would spend its cash — but he only said “it opened for us many opportunities, which we will keep quiet on.”Quebecor’s media division — which includes the TVA television network, newspapers and book publishing — increased revenue by 4.5 per cent to $231.6 million.Broadcasting revenue was up six per cent, supported by advertising at its TVA conventional television network and a combination of advertising and subscription revenue growth at the specialty TV channels.But there was a decline in magazine revenue — which fell 16 per cent to $25 million, mostly due to lower advertising sales — and newspaper revenue, which fell four per cent to $45 million.During the third quarter, Quebecor saw a $243.1-million gain on the sale of seven wireless spectrum licences outside Quebec to Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) for use in its Freedom Mobile network.The spectrum sale helped push Quebecor’s net income for shareholders to $171.9 million, or $1.42 per basic share. Another factor was the $31.3-million increase in Quebecor’s adjusted operating income, and other items.Those positives were partly offset by a $26.3 million increase in income tax expense, a $5.5 million unusual expense related to the settlement of a legal dispute and other items.The profit amounted to $1.42 per share for the quarter and compared with a loss attributable to shareholders of $8.3 million or seven cents per share a year ago.Adjusted income from continuing operating activities totalled $97.2 million or 81 cents per share, up from $83.2 million or 68 cents per share in the same period of 2016.The company announced Wednesday that its shares will be split two-for-one, meaning there were will twice as many class A and B shares outstanding but each will be worth about half as much on Nov. 16 as they are on Nov. 15.— by David Paddon in Torontolast_img read more

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Journalist arrested for trying to extort guest house owner

first_imgGurugram: A journalist and his female colleague who is an advocate were arrested by Gurugram police on the charges of demanding extortion from an owner in DLF Phase-3. Co-incidentally, the journalist identified as Rashpal Singh who some time back was working in a senior position in a leading English daily is also facing charges of molesting and harassing a female colleague.According to the police, the accused namely Neelam Singh and Rashpal and the third colleague Mukesh first booked a guest house in the month of February. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThey, however, did not leave the room after their time lapsed and thereby threatened the owner to pay up extortion money of Rs four crores. The police claim that Neelam went to an extent of threatening the owner of her being an advocate she will frame him in fake charges. Due to the senior position of the people involved, the owner became nervous and even paid a substantial amount to the accused. Interestingly, charges have also been framed against the trio of adopting the same modus operandi in a guest house in Sector-53 where again they demanded the extortion money. Even though the police have made two arrests in the case, Mukesh the third person involved in the case is still at large. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe arrest has not come at a more difficult time for Rashpal who was booked under charges of molestation and grievous charges under IT act by a former colleague in February. The 42-year old journalist belongs to Kangra, Himachal Pradesh and has experience of working in top media publications. This is not for the first time when journalists in the national capital region have been arrested for demanding extortion. Earlier in January, three journalists namely Sushil Pandit, Udit Goyal and Raman Thakur were also arrested under the charge of extortion. They were reportedly extorting money from a call centre owner in the name of removing the latter’s name from an FIR registered in November 2018. A Mercedes car was also seized from the possession of one of the journalists. A pistol was seized from the possession of another journalist. A total of Rs 8 lakh was seized and all four were arrested.last_img read more

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K’taka: Cracks between Cong & JD(S) widen

first_imgBengaluru: Cracks within the ruling coalition partners in Karnataka appeared to widen as JD(S)State president A H Vishwanath and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah accused each other of not following the “coalition dharma.” The flare-up between the two leaders that could complicate matters for the Congress and JD(S) further stemmed from the growing ‘Siddaramiaah for CM’ clamour within the Congress. The call has irked the JD(S) leadership, with Vishwanath Sunday flaying it as “chamchagiri” (sycophancy) and questioning the ability of Siddaramaiah as an administrator. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”What is so special (about Siddaramaiah rule), was his administration greater than Devraj Urs’? People remember Devraj Urs even today after 30 years. What great administration happened (during Siddaramaiah) to remember it for decades? What major developmental work happened? Nothing…,” Vishwanath had said Sunday. A miffed Siddaramaiah tweeted Monday, “I would raise the jealous statement by Vishwanath in the coordination committee. Earlier it was G T Deve Gowda (higher education minister) and now Vishwanath. Don’t know who is the next? It is better if seniors in JD(S) take note of it.” Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said “coalition Dharma” was preventing him from speaking openly against “irresponsible” remarks of Vishwanath. “Vishwanath is notorious for his mischievous statements. May God give him wisdom,” Siddaramaiah tweeted. Reacting to Siddaramaiah’s tweet, Vishwanath Monday questioned what Siddaramaiah had done as the chairperson of the coordination committee of Congress and JD(S). Speaking to reporters, Vishwanath said, “The coordination committee has been formed for coalition dharma. Do discuss in the coordination committee. You are the chairman there. Who has stopped you from saying in the coordination committee that you want to be the chief minister.” He also emphasised upon the fact that the coordination committee could not draw a common minimum programme even in the last one year. “Coordination committee has to coordinate between both coalition partners in the government JD(S) and Congress. You are not ready. You are accusing me of being irresponsible,” Vishwanath said. He said though Siddaramaiah had been the chairman for a year, the common minimum programme has not been prepared yet. “It has not yet framed which direction the government should proceed, what the programmes of the government should be and which are the principles of the two parties to proceed with,” Vishwanath charged. He also stressed that if at all there is any scope for Siddaramaiah to become chief minister again, it will be only in 2022 and not before that. Deputy chief minister Dr G Parameshwara, who is from the Congress, too blamed Vishwanath for his remarks. “I am not aware of personal differences of opinion between two leaders. However, when the two parties decided to run the government together it was not appropriate for Vishwanath to speak low about the coordination committee chairman. Such talk should not happen in future.” “Even we should not speak so. That’s what is called as ‘Coalition Dharma,” he said. As the two leaders sparred, the BJP termed Vishwanath’s remarks as a reflection of the JD(S) leadership. “It is not a statement by A H Vishwanath but something Kumaraswamy wants to convey through him,” BJP state chief B S Yeddyurappa said. Bickering between coalition partners was evident even during the Lok Sabha elections. Though the two parties fought together bitter rivalry still prevailed at the grassroot level. Squabbling was quite evident in Tumakuru, Hassan and Mandya from where JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, his grandsons Prajwal Revanna and Nikhil Kumaraswamy contested respectively.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka reimposes curfew as over 100 arrested for anti-Muslim riots

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka’s police reimposed night curfews in vulnerable areas on Wednesday and arrested over 100 people in connection with the communal riots which targeted Muslim-owned businesses in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. The police announcement came hours after authorities lifted the nationwide restrictions on people’s movements and assembly. The curfew will be imposed in the North Western province and the Gampaha Police division from 7 pm Wednesday night till 4 am Thursday, News First quoted police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara as saying. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe Air Force would deploy helicopters at day and night to assist with controlling illegal assemblies and acts of violence, Sri Lanka Air Force spokesman Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne said. “We have already taken measures to obtain aerial photographic evidence of those involved in such activities and to direct such evidence for legal action against lawbreakers,” he said. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said at least 78 people were arrested from the worst-affected North-Western Province (NWP) for the anti-Muslim violence. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsRest of the suspects were arrested from other parts of the country, he said. “In addition to the 78 arrested and remanded after they were produced in court, video footage from the incidents are being reviewed to make more arrests,” Gunasekera said. The majority Sinhala community mobs vandalised Muslim-owned properties in NWP and adjoining Gampaha district in the Western Province, a senior police officer said, adding that the mobs even defied the curfew to attack Muslim properties which resulted in the death of one person. Gunasekera said among the arrested were state and private sector employees. They have been remanded till 29 May. The island-wide curfew was imposed on Monday after violence against the Muslim community which accounts for 10 per cent of the country’s population. The curfew was briefly lifted on Tuesday before being reimposed for a second straight night following reports of fresh violence in some parts of the country.last_img read more

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