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Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Star Wars: The Last JediA Wrinkle In TimeAvengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars Story Incredibles 2 Ant-Man and The WaspChristopher RobinThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsRalph Breaks the InternetMary Poppins Returns (PremEAR on December 19)For future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationSo did you consider the ultimate gift of a Disney Cruise that I mentioned last week? Anyone decide to go for it??If you are sailing around the holidays and looking to add some DCL cheer to your gift giving this holiday, Disney Parks Blog has some ideas for last-minute gift ideas you can only purchase on board. Can you really go wrong with a Spirit Jersey right now? Especially one with a DCL holiday theme? I think not.For those who aren’t sailing but still looking for that last-minute stocking stuffer, you are in luck! The 2019 version of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line is now available! The holy grail of DCL books to help you plan your next cruise–well that really is the gift that keeps on giving. While you are at it, go here to enter the official Unofficial Guide giveaway happening right now!Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings. Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of CallDisney Cruise Line: In The NewsThat DCL flag we all know and love is now flying high in Germany at the Meyer Werft shipyard. The raising of the flag indicates the start of the process for the three new ships that will built there.Two squeaky clean thumbs up to the Disney Fantasy, for earning a perfect score by the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program during her most recent inspection! The Dream also received a score of 100 during her inspection in August.Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel. There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book. These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:
Hinson tops Tigers with 16 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield made seven 3-pointers on its way to its fourth win a row as the Tigers beat Wausau East 62-48 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday night at Marshfield High School.Alec Hinson hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Grant Michaelis and Seth Anderson each had 15 points for the Tigers, who are now 11-8 overall and 7-4 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.East is now 11-5 and 5-4 in the WVC after Marshfield beat them for the second time in a week.Marshfield shot 48 percent (24 of 50) from the field and had assists on 16 of those makes, including five from Hinson.Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Rhinelander on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 62, Lumberjacks 48Wausau East 17 31 – 48Marshfield 25 37 – 62WAUSAU EAST (48): Statistics not provided. Record: 11-5, 5-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (62): Ethan Posteluk 1-4 2-2 5, Brant Bohman 1-5 0-1 2, Seth Anderson 6-12 3-4 15, Reed Miller 3-6 0-0 8, Alec Hinson 6-9 1-1 16, Grant Michaelis 7-10 0-0 15, Nathan McGrath 0-1 0-0 0, Adam Hauge 0-0 1-2 1, Nick Stewart 0-3 0-0 0. FG: 24-50. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 7-16 (Hinson 3-4, Miller 2-5, Michaelis 1-3, Posteluk 1-3, Bohman 0-1). Rebounds: 27 (Miller 8). Assists: 16 (Hinson 5). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 11-8, 7-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
5 August 2014President Jacob Zuma on Monday asked for the support of American business to ensure that South Africa does not get excluded from Agoa, the preferential trade programme that was enacted in 2000 to boost and diversify African trade with the US.Addressing a US-South Africa Business Investment Forum organised by the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Zuma said that for Africa to continue to prosper, South Africa had to demonstrate strong growth.Zuma’s speech comes as US lawmakers prepare to vote on the extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), whose current term comes to an end next year.There has been intense lobbying by some in the US to remove South Africa from the list of countries that benefit from the Agoa programme if the legislation is extended next year.US Trade Representative Michael Froman hosted an Agao forum at the Washington offices of the World Bank on Monday to discuss the scheme, and the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit is expected to address the topic of Agoa’s extension on Wednesday.Zuma told an audience of leading US business people that South Africa’s economic growth was linked to that of Africa as a whole and that it would be a mistake to exclude South Africa from the programme.“That is why we put great emphasis in developing not only our country’s infrastructure, but that of the African continent too.“Agoa has transformed the economic landscape for many African countries and South Africa. It is the cornerstone of trade relations between the US and sub-Saharan Africa.”He said the programme had greatly enhanced trade between the US and South Africa. Almost 95% of South African exports receive preferential treatment under Agoa.“We advocate the renewal of Agoa for another 15 years, with the inclusion of South Africa. We strongly believe that by endorsing the extension of Agoa, the US will be promoting African integration, industrialisation and infrastructure development.“We look forward to positive discussions at the Agoa ministerial forum today and in other forums this week.”US Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue said South Africa had undergone massive transformation over the past 20 years and that the US was keen to continue to invest in Africa’s biggest economy.Last year, US exports to South Africa totalled about US$7.3-billion, while South African exports to the US were around $8.5-billion.“Infrastructure investment is on the rise, manufacturing is growing, tourism is booming. South Africa remains our commercial and strategic partner,” Donohue said.Business Unity South Africa president Jabu Mabuza told the gathering that despite the recent labour unrest in the mining sector, business in South Africa still considered the country’s economy as stable.Mabuza, who rose from humble beginnings as a taxi driver to run one of the largest hotel and leisure groups in the southern hemisphere, said South Africa remained an ideal place to do business in Africa, but that there was a need to “fix” the relationship between employers and employees.“Business needs to rethink the way it relates to employees. We need to rebuild trust and engage with our employees directly and make them understand the costs we face and the choices that have to be made.”Also present at Monday’s event were South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, Pamodzi Investment Holdings CEO Ndaba Ntsele, and Massmart chairperson Mbuseni Dlama.Source: SAnews.gov.za
Is this Retaliation 2.0?Two weeks ago, Adria Richards attended an industry conference at which she overheard sexual jokes from two attendees sitting behind her during a session. So, she complained…on Twitter:And then she blogged about it here. The social-media complaints resulted in one of the joke tellers getting fired. And, last Wednesday, Ms. Richards tweeted that her employer supported her.That same day, SendGrid, Ms. Richards’s employer, fired her.(Jon Brodkin at arstechnica.com has the full story here).We can argue about the propriety of using social media to publicize a harassment complaint, especially when a private complaint could have sufficed. Still, the SendGrid response certainly seems harsh and unfair.But did SendGrid go so far as to retaliate (as a matter of law) against Ms. Richards?Find out, after the jump…* * *It’s a tough one.Over the weekend, I read this article in the San Jose Mercury News about the firing. Two lawyers, one who represents employees, another who represents employers, were asked whether firing the tweeter/blogger was legal?The plaintiff’s lawyer said of the employer, “They’re basically retaliating against her for speaking out about sexual harassment.” The defense attorney acknowledged that the “law is strong in protecting people who make complaints of harassment, or who participate in an investigation about complaints of harassment.” He called the situation “a tough one.”He’s right.For what it’s worth, SendGrid justified its response in its own blog post. Underscoring that SendGrid, “supports the right to report inappropriate behavior, whenever and wherever it occurs,” the company noted that “her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line. Publicly shaming the offenders – and bystanders – was not the appropriate way to handle the situation.”A complaint, by any other method or medium, is still a complaint.The anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 make it unlawful to discriminate against an individual because s/he has opposed any practice made unlawful under the employment discrimination statutes (i.e., a protected activity).The law itself does not place any restrictions on the manner in which an employee complains about discrimination. Before the advent of social media, employees generally complained about workplace harassment in-person, via telephone, in a letter, or through email. A tweet and a blog post may be anything but the traditional way to complain. But a complaint via social media is a complaint nonetheless. Call it the 21st century equivalent of taking an ad out in The New York Times, or maybe the actions taken in this 1990 case, where the plaintiff wrote letters to customers criticizing her employer’s alleged discrimination.So, the issue of law here is not how Ms. Richards complained. Rather, it’s whether Ms. Richards opposed a practice made unlawful under the employment discrimination statutes? That is, did SendGrid have any responsibility to offer protection to Ms. Richards from sexual comments made on a business trip by non-employees?This is a story about control.As I noted above, this is not an easy one to analyze. But, a little research I performed over the weekend yielded this case (Little v. Windermere Relocation, Inc.), which suggests that Ms. Richards may have a viable retaliation claim against her former employer.In Little, a corporate services manager was told to cultivate a business relationship with a client to try to get his account. When she went to a business dinner with the client to discuss the account, he drugged her at the restaurant and she awoke to find herself being raped by him in his car and apartment. When she recounted what happened to co-workers, they said that reporting it would jeopardize her career. When she reported it to a supervisor, she was not removed from the account. When she finally told the company president, he said he did not want to hear about it and reduced her salary. She said that the pay cut was unacceptable to her, and he responded that it would be best if she moved on and cleared out her desk. The court held that she had presented sufficient evidence that the employer had ratified or acquiesced in the rape, which occurred in the “work environment” as construed to include out-of-office meetings with business clients.All it takes is a reasonable belief.I could distinguish Ms. Richards’s situation, given that her complaints were not about company clients. However, it appears that she was attending a business conference at SendGrid’s behest. And I assume a benefit to SendGrid was Ms. Richards learning and networking with other conference attendees. Therefore, if a conference attendee engaged in behavior that amounts to discrimination or sexual harassment, then Ms. Richards’s social media complaints could amount to protected activity.Remember also that even if the law does not technically recognize the actions of which Ms. Richards complained as unlawful discrimination, to engage in “protected activity,” she need only have a reasonable belief that what she experienced was unlawful.So, although SendGrid may have preferred that its employee utilize another method to complain about sex discrimination at the conference, the law is not concerned with the employer’s preference. A complaint by any other method or medium — even social media — is still a complaint. The law is designed to protect employees from unlawful harassment and those who complain about it.Consequently, firing an employee who complains about what she believes to be sex discrimination is often a recipe for disaster. Firing an employee because of that complaint, well…It may be time for SendGrid to lawyer up. Fast. To read the original post, please click here.
West Ham boss Pellegrini confident club and fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident the club and fans are now united behind him.Hammers supporters sung their manager’s name for the first time since he took over in the summer as they made it four wins on the spin at Fulham last weekend.”Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season,” said Pellegrini.”For me, having this good moment in the middle of the season is important for everyone.”The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves with the amount of people behind this club.”The London Stadium is now always full with fans and we need to feel that in every game. That is what we are trying to do now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 11: The LSU Tigers play the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)We’re a little more than two months away from the start of the 2016 season. LSU opens up against Wisconsin in Green Bay.If you’re a Tiger fan and you want to know what jersey numbers the freshmen will be wearing this fall, the program released them all today. Initial jersey numbers for the 2016 #LSU Signing Class. View the preseason roster: https://t.co/TcpUJD370t pic.twitter.com/HSX6RoJT0P— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) June 20, 2016LSU fans, which freshman are you most looking forward to seeing?
zoom Athens-based containership owner Diana Containerships informed it has paid an aggregate of USD 85 million for full and final settlement of its USD 148 million secured loan facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), entered into on September 10, 2015.The loan facility had an outstanding balance of USD 128.9 million as of June 30, 2017.As informed, the company funded the refinancing of the RBS loan with aggregate proceeds of USD 75 million under two new secured loan facilities with Addiewell, an unaffiliated third party, in the amount of USD 35 million, and with Diana Shipping in the amount of USD 40 million, together with available cash on hand of USD 10 million.Diana Containerships has refinanced its existing unsecured loan facility with Diana Shipping, entered into on May 20, 2013, having an outstanding balance of USD 42.6 million as of June 30, 2017. The principal amount of the new secured loan of USD 82.6 million with Diana Shipping includes the existing loan and the new loan used to refinance the company’s RBS loan.The new loans, which are secured by first and second priority mortgages over the Diana Containerships’ eleven containerships, each mature in eighteen months.Additionally, there is a discount premium amount of USD 10 million and USD 5 million for the loans with Addiewell and Diana Shipping, respectively. The new loan facilities include financial and other covenants which stipulate the repayment of these facilities with proceeds from the sale of assets of the company, proceeds from the issuance of new equity and proceeds from the exercise of existing warrants to purchase the company’s Series B convertible preferred shares.“The new loans will provide the company the flexibility to take advantage of the improving market conditions of the containership segment, as well as to use alternative ways to reduce the leverage on its balance sheet,” Symeon Palios, Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, commented.
OTTAWA – Anyone watching the televised proceedings in the House of Commons one night earlier this month might have thought they’d mistakenly tuned in to a travelogue.One after another, dozens of members of Parliament — primarily Conservatives — stood to wax eloquent about the geography, history, culture and cuisine of Central and South America.Among other things, observers learned that Latin America consists of 20 countries — each one helpfully enumerated by a number of MPs — that it’s “part of our hemisphere,” that its culture is “diverse and rich” its food delicious, its natural landmarks “stunning,” and its dances often “incorporate a lot of hip movement as well as quick steps and spins.”As each MP strove to fill his or her 10 minutes of allotted speaking time, observers were regaled with descriptions of the various signature dishes of each country and even the list of ingredients that go into Argentina’s “go-to condiment,” chimichurri.And they heard all about every Latin American baseball player who has ever contributed to Major League Baseball in Canada.The government had planned for MPs to debate its landmark legislation to legalize marijuana. But, at the instigation of the Conservatives, they ended up instead talking about a private member’s bill — first introduced by late Conservative Sen. Tobias Enverga — to designate October as Latin American heritage month.And talk they did. For six hours. On a bill that was unanimously supported by all parties and could have been approved in minutes.It was just one of a number of procedural tactics the Conservatives, and occasionally New Democrats, employed during the waning days of the spring parliamentary sitting to eat up time and prevent the government from proceeding with its legislative agenda.In Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s view, it was the worst example of what she sees as a disturbing trend among opposition parties to obstruct the work of Parliament just to make the government look bad — an echo of the hyper-partisan dysfunction that has paralysed the U.S. Congress.“There’s nothing that will score higher for absurdity, that’s for sure,” May says.Among other procedural time-wasters, Conservatives and NDP MPs repeatedly moved concurrence in months-old committee reports, prompting an hour-long debate in each case.The Conservatives also forced an all-night voting marathon, moving to delete each clause in the government’s spending estimates, line by line, and keeping the voting going just long enough to ensure that the next day’s proceedings had to be cancelled — or “flushed,” in parliamentary parlance.And then there were copious points of order and questions of privilege that chewed up more time.The most notable was a point of order last month by New Democrat MP Daniel Blaikie, complaining about a $7-billion reserve fund — or “slush fund” as the opposition calls it — in the government’s spending estimates. After 25 minutes, Commons Speaker Geoff Regan interrupted to say he’d heard enough and that there was nothing he could do about the matter since it was still before a Commons committee.An uproar ensued, with NDP and Conservative MPs banging their desks and bellowing that they had points of order about Regan’s interruption as the Speaker vainly called for the House to come to order.The uproar continued as government House Leader Bardish Chagger introduced a motion to extend the sitting hours of the Commons until midnight for the duration of the sitting, in order to give MPs more time for debate on the government’s heavy legislative agenda. Conservatives would later argue that the motion wasn’t actually introduced because no one could hear Chagger.While Blaikie raised a valid issue in his point of order, former Commons procedural clerk Thomas Hall says Regan’s ruling was correct and the ensuing fuss suggests to him that the entire episode was really intended to delay introduction of the extended hours.“If they could keep the government from doing extended hours, it means that some of the government bills wouldn’t get through, so in a sense it’s just general opposition again,” Hall says.In his view, it’s legitimate for opposition parties to use procedural devices to slow down legislation they believe is flawed or to draw public attention to an issue. But he frowns on tactics with no apparent objective other than to disrupt proceedings.“There doesn’t seem to be any message attached to it, so in that sense I don’t think it is helpful democratically,” Hall says, adding that opposition MPs’ behaviour after Blaikie was cut off by the Speaker “was completely unparliamentary because it was just to disrupt.”John Brassard, the Conservatives’ deputy whip, counters that all the procedural manoeuvring was in fact aimed at shining a light on important issues.The voting marathon was a bid to draw attention to the government’s refusal to disclose how much its carbon pricing plan is going to cost Canadians — and it worked, Brassard contends.“They haven’t released that information but right now Canadians are clearly aware there is a cost to the carbon tax, they’re quite concerned about it and they want the government to release that information.”A previous voting all-nighter in March was to put pressure on the government to allow Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser to testify publicly about the prime minister’s ill-fated trip to India — which he eventually did.As for wasting hours debating points of order, old committee reports and Latin American heritage month, Brassard says that was done to highlight the government cutting short the time to debate more serious matters.“In some cases, we had less than an hour or two hours of debate on a major piece of legislation … before they invoked time allocation. So, for us, it was a way again to bring attention to that.”And Brassard says the Liberals have no one to blame but themselves if time allocation is their only way to get bills passed. They’ve mismanaged their legislative agenda, accomplishing little in the first two years and now, with an election looming in 15 months, he says they’re in a panic to get things done.“They’re ramming these pieces of legislation through, they’re silencing the voices of members of Parliament and they’re certainly controlling committees,” he says, calling Trudeau’s promises of more transparent, open government “false platitudes.”But May believes it’s the other way around; the obstruction is aimed at forcing the government to invoke time allocation precisely so that opposition parties can then rail about how Trudeau’s dictatorial tendencies are every bit as bad as those of his Conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper.As the Trudeau government approaches the end of the third year of its four-year mandate, the opposition tactics may also be aimed at ensuring another round of unfavourable comparisons between the Liberals’ legislative record and that of Harper’s. (52 Liberal bills have so far received royal assent, compared to 81 at the same juncture in Harper’s last mandate).“This is what’s so tragic is it’s about positioning the opposition parties for the election campaign, to build up ammunition against the government. Now, that may appear to a lot of Canadians as if that’s normal but it’s not right,” says May, who believes the problem stems from backroom political spin doctors orchestrating Commons proceedings.“The purpose of all of us, once we’re elected, is to work for our constituents, to hold government to account and, ideally, to pass laws and make wise decisions … We’re not there to try endlessly to make the other guy look bad and we’re certainly not there to waste everybody’s time.”The Liberals were hardly blameless when they were in opposition. But in May’s view, the obstructionism has gotten worse over the past three years because New Democrats, who fish in the same voter pool as Liberals, “are far more willing to work with the Conservatives to make the Liberals look bad than they were in the 41st Parliament to work with the Liberals to make the Conservatives (look bad).”NDP House leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau did not respond to a request for an interview.
The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway’s Biggest Night at the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center’s Ahmanson Ballroom in Los Angeles.Hosted by Daytime Emmy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Kate Burton, this year’s gala will honor Tony’s Leading Men by presenting the Artistic Achievement Awards to Broadway legends Theodore Bikel, Tim Curry, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton.This special evening — written, directed and produced by Luke Yankee — will feature red carpet arrivals, cocktails, dinner, surprise guest performances and the live telecast of the Tony Awards. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 3:30pm. The dinner, live broadcast and awards presentation take place from 5:00-8:00pm. The event is presented by Wells Fargo and sponsored by United Airlines, SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association, DIRECTV, CTBC Bank Corp, Devotion Vodka and Sextant Wines.Individual tickets are $300 (limit six per person) and tables of 10 start at $3500. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, please contact Kathleen Cahill, Manager of Special Events at 323-330-2428 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org/TonyParty2015.Best known for playing the role of Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof” on Broadway and elsewhere over 2,000 times (more than any other actor), Theodore Bikel is a two-time Tony Award nominee (“The Sound Of Music” and “The Rope Dancer”) and an Academy Award nominee celebrating his 75th year in show business.Tim Curry, who rose to fame as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is a three-time Tony Award nominee (“Amadeus,” “My Favorite Year” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot”) and a Daytime Emmy Award winner. His additional film credits include “Annie,” “Home Alone” and “Charlie’s Angels.”Most recently seen on the big screen starring opposite John Lithgow in “Love Is Strange,” Alfred Molina is a three-time Tony Award nominee (“Art,” “Red,” “Fiddler On The Roof”) and received an Emmy Award nomination for HBO’s “The Normal Heart.”Joe Morton is a Tony Award nominee (“Raisin”) and Emmy Award winner for his current role as Rowan Pope on ABC’s “Scandal”. His film credits include “Speed,” “American Gangster” and “City Of Hope.”Previous honorees have included Julie Harris, Barbara Cook, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Stockard Channing, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hal Holbrook and Jason Alexander.The Tony Awards broadcast portion of the evening’s event is made possible with the kind permission of Tony Awards Productions, The American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, DIRECTV and CBS.The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone — performers and those behind the scenes — who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 21,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has been — for 133 years — a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.