To the Sea

first_imgUncategorizedTo the SeaBy Shayna Rose Arnold – May 18, 2010297ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItA Jack Johnson concert on the Santa Monica pier is a no-brainer. But the just-announced show to be held on the beach Monday, May 24 in support of the singer-surfer’s new album, To the Sea, is more than that: it’s free.There is one catch, of course. Fans will need to join Johnson’s All At Once Community and Heal the Bay for a two-hour beach cleanup on Saturday, May 22 to snag tickets. Actually there are a few other ways to get in the “door”: KROQ, KCRW, and 98.7 will be giving away tickets to listeners, Amoeba Music in Hollywood and Fingerprints in Long Beach will offer tickets to their first 100 customers to preorder To the Sea, and Johnson himself will award a set of tickets on Twitter every day leading up to the concert. Still, we think the beach cleanup, which you can pre-register for here, is the way to go. It’s an important, good thing to do, and we’ve got beaches on the brain.  TAGS2010L.A. CultureMay 2010Previous articleThe Monday EditionNext articleJohn Sedlar to Open R26 on BeverlyShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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News / As air cargo capacity tightens, DSV steps up with new charter services

first_img DSV has expanded its air charter network again in a bid to secure capacity for customers.This week it launched a weekly service from Luxembourg to Guarulhos, São Paulo, with 100 tons of capacity, and at the start of March, it will begin a weekly operation from Shanghai to Chicago Rockford, with 100 tons in each direction.Then, in April, it will start four week of direct rotations from Luxembourg to Johannesburg, two DSV “hot spots”, it said, with a combined 150 tons.DSV said customers were facing a “frustrating lack of capacity”. By Alex Lennane 26/02/2021 “We know a lot of customers struggle with a tremendous amount of uncertainty and a general lack of capacity,” said Mads Ravn, head of global air freight procurement.“Therefore, it is imperative for us to continue to provide new solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic for them. We see cargo congestion at both sea ports and airports around the world.“I am very pleased we keep expanding our international air charter services. The aim is to offer more flexibility and security of cargo, which is crucial and sought-after by our many customers.”In an earnings call this month, CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen confirmed the company had secured additional space.“In Q1, we have got some more capacity at favourable terms, and some new customers. We have seen some customers move away from sea freight as they’ve been let down by ocean carriers.”He said that, while DSV’s commercial terms with suppliers was secret, he did acknowledge that “it’s pretty short-term”, adding: “If the [contract] with the customer is longer, then it’s longer with the airlines.”And he noted that yields were stronger than they needed to be.“We expect to reach our 2025 target, but we don’t need the yields we have right now to get there. If yields were to come down, you’d normally see volumes going up.”DSV pointed to Rockford as “Chicago’s congestion-free airport”, as forwarders had expressed concerns recently about severe congestion in some major hubs.Björn Eckbauer, global head of operations & procurement at DB Schenker, told the World Cargo Summit last month Chicago O’Hare was “on the edge”, and that the company was keen to use alternative airports like “Munich instead of Frankfurt, and Rockford instead of O’Hare, which is just a big parking lot”.He added that it would continue to use alternatives, as “I don’t think the situation will improve soon”.DSV’s air charter network is managed fully in-house and includes road freight to and from the airport, document handling, freight handling and planning for loading ULDs.last_img read more

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Startup Spotlight: Running blood tests in a post-Theranos world

first_img What is it? @damiangarde Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Biotech Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Startup Spotlight: Running blood tests in a post-Theranos world GET STARTED What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img [email protected] Alex Hogan/STAT Tags cancerdiagnosticsSTAT+women’s health About the Author Reprints National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Damian Garde Meet Provista Diagnostics, an upstart company promising to divine potentially life-saving information from a blood draw.If that description makes you think of a certain de-horned unicorn, you’re not alone. By Damian Garde March 8, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

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RL Grime and TyDolla $ign to perform on campus Feb. 25

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 2, 2017 RL Grime, Ty Dolla $ign, blackbear and SoDown will perform at CU Boulder’s Balch Fieldhouse on Feb. 25. Student tickets for the concert, sponsored by Program Council and Prime Social Group, are $25-$35 and general public tickets are $45. The show starts at 6:45 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. Student tickets can be purchased with a CU email address. Tickets are on sale now. Visit the Program Council Website for ticket purchase information. RL Grime’s 2014 album Void solidified his status as a master of bass. He hasn’t released an album since, but he’s satiated listeners with a few singles and Halloween mixes. Ty Dolla $ign got his start working on “Toot It and Boot It,” one of 2010’s biggest songs. Since then he has managed to solidify his place among hip hop classics like YG, Sage the Gemini, and Kid Ink. Ty Dolla $ign is perhaps best known for his NSFW song “Or Nah.” Matthew Musto started out as a lesser-known songwriter, but his co-write on Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” gave him enough momentum to launch his own career as an R&B singer. He donned the moniker blackbear in 2012 and has since released several successful EPs. SoDown is a producer straight out of Boulder, but his music stretches around the globe. His music combines saxophone and bass. Established in 1953, Program Council is a student-run organization that provides affordable, high quality entertainment and professional event support for the Boulder campus community. Categories:Events & Exhibitslast_img read more

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Personalize Your Customer Out Reach

first_img Previous articleTop Digital Strategist to Show Stellenbosch Wine & Food Conference Delegates How to Up Their Communication Game at Zero CostNext articleConsumer Insights Show Cannabis’ Impact on Wine Elizabeth Slater AdvertisementHow do you reach your customers or broaden your audience to create new customers? It all starts with your marketing. To reach the people you want and need to reach may take both thought and research. So, though it is only August, this is a good time to start thinking about and planning your outreach for next year.While we may know a lot about the type of people we are trying to attract to our business, usually there is still more to learn. Most businesses do not know as much as they could or should about their customers.Your customers may have similar traits, but they don’t think of themselves as being part of the crowd. They think of themselves as individuals and therefore are more amenable to a personalized experience.Remember to treat every customer as a unique individual. Just as you believe that your business is unique Take advantage of opportunities to create a unique experience for each one of your customers. In many companies, the ability to provide a unique experience is dependent upon the employees. Train them well to treat each customer as an individual.According to SmartHQ: “80% of customers are more likely to purchase a product or service from a company that provides a personalized experience.”Creating a personal experience is easier if you are seeing customers in person or dealing with them over the phone. However, it’s important to make mail, email or social media messages personal. Keep in mind that many of your customers are going to have similarities, so using the information in your customer files, pick out the traits that many of them have in common and talk about the traits they share in the message.For example:“We know you love to entertain, and we have what you need to make entertaining easy.”“As a savvy wine drinker, you may be on the lookout for something a little unusual. We have just the thing.” The information you need to create these more personalized messages should be all there in your CRM system. If it not it is important to start collecting this information.“72% of consumers in 2019 only engage with marketing messages that are customized to their specific interests” (SmartHQ)Continuing to collect the information you need to better serve your customers, will increase sales, customer return rate and your overall success as a business.A tip of the glass from me to you.E Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook.Advertisement Linkedin TAGSE ColumnElizabeth SlaterIn Short Direct Marketing Pinterest ReddIt Facebook Email Share Home Wine Business Editorial E Column Personalize Your Customer Out ReachWine Business EditorialE ColumnPersonalize Your Customer Out ReachBy Elizabeth Slater – August 14, 2019 151 0 Twitterlast_img read more

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Warren wins third Euro title at Made in Denmark

first_imgAALBORG, Denmark – Scotland’s Marc Warren held off Bradley Dredge to win Made in Denmark by two shots Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 in the last round to secure his third European Tour title. Warren and Dredge were tied atop the leaderboard overnight but Warren surged ahead of the Welshman with three birdies on his first eight holes to open up a four-shot lead. Warren made two more birdies coming home and could afford his second bogey on the day on the 18th hole for a 9-under 275 total. It was Warren’s first title since winning the 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship, after several recent near misses. ”It feels incredible,” Warren said. ”Today I kept telling myself I was swinging the club really well and I was confident in what I was doing.” Dredge finished with a 70 after mixing six birdies with five bogeys, ending with a 7-under 277 total. Warren and Dredge were well clear of the rest, with England’s Phillip Archer (69) finishing third with an overall 4-under 280. More than 80,000 fans watched during the four days at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, at times braving gusty winds and rain. ”The crowds have been amazing,” Warren said. ”Coming down those last four holes, the crowds were so big.” On Sunday, play was delayed about 90 minutes by rain but Warren took advantage of the slightly lighter winds at the first European Tour event in Denmark since 2003. Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn was tied for fourth on 3-under 281 alongside Englishmen Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell. All three shot 69 on Sunday.last_img read more

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Past, Present and Future

first_imgFor the American sideline, picking an assistant Ryder Cup captain has been akin to piecing together a seating chart for a wedding. Your Uncle Sal may be a cherished member of the family, but do you really want to spend two hours trying to make small talk with the guy? So while there’s never been a shortage of available players with the institutional moxie to make a real difference as an assistant, more times than not the coveted cart keys went to friends. The kind of guys you’d want to spend a few days with in a team room. That’s not to say the recent crop of assistants weren’t deserving, accomplished players in their own right, but were they right for the job? Were they right for the team? In 2012, for example, Davis Love III named Fred Couples, Jeff Sluman, Scott Verplank and Mike Hulbert his assistants. Honda Classic: Articles, videos and photos Freddie is, well, Freddie, always the coolest guy in the room who just happens to be a three-time winning Presidents Cup captain; Verplank is one of the few Americans with at least two starts in the biennial matches with a winning record (4-1-0). But consider Sluman: a former PGA champion, good guy, but he’s never played on a Ryder Cup team. Ditto for Hulbert. In 2010, Corey Pavin went with Tom Lehman, Love and Paul Goydos – who, again, is one of the most interesting people who ever played the game at the highest level, but he’s also never played a match for Team USA. This disconnect was atop the Ryder Cup task force’s “to do” list when they went to work in December. As part of America’s extreme makeover, teams will now feature four assistants: two former captains – like Lehman, who was named Love’s assistant for the 2016 matches on Tuesday – and two former Ryder Cup players who will be groomed for a future captaincy. “I would expect Davis to be an assistant captain in 2018 because he is going to have invaluable information from this year’s cup that he has to pass on and share,” said task force member Phil Mickelson. “That’s going to be a requirement.” In practical terms, the next logical move for the six-member Ryder Cup committee, a scaled-down version of the task force that will be calling the shots going forward, would be to name Paul Azinger Love’s second “past captain” assistant. Azinger told GolfChannel.com last week that he withdrew his name from consideration to captain next year’s team “for many reasons, personal and business,” but he did not rule out a turn as an assistant in 2016. “I’m not going there at this point,” he said via text message. The more interesting selections, at least with an eye toward the future, would be Love’s two “player” assistants, the captains-in-waiting. Couples, who was an early front-runner for the ’16 job but faded quickly according to various sources, could be an interesting choice. Love and Couples are long-time friends and a spot on the sidelines at Hazeltine National next year could indicate Freddie’s chances of ever captaining a team are still alive. The other options would likely depend on player performance. Stricker, Jim Furyk, Mickelson and David Toms would all fit the formula and would be popular choices as captains-in-waiting but are likely more interested in playing next year. As a measure of the commitment the task force members have to the new system, Lefty was asked if he’d embrace a role as one of Love’s “plus ones” if he failed to make the team. “Undoubtedly, I would love to do that,” he said. Of all the changes the PGA of America unveiled Tuesday in South Florida, this legacy program may be the most sweeping and have the most long-term impact. While the task force gave players the voice they’d been wanting, the captain’s apprenticeship program creates the continuity that has been missing from the matches for the last decade. It’s worth noting, in light of Tuesday’s overhaul, that Tom Watson had his own version of a legacy formula. Old Tom went old school with his assistants last year, tabbing Raymond Floyd, Andy North and Steve Stricker, a savvy past captain in Floyd and a likely future captain in Stricker. It’s interesting that Watson will be remembered in some circles as the face of the new Ryder Cup system for all the wrong reasons after last year’s Contentious Cup. Without Watson the PGA of America likely never turns to a task force for answers. It’s just as telling that a central part of the new deal will be a legacy for captains past, present and future. Maybe Watson wasn’t as bad as advertised.last_img read more

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Diesel From 1989 Spill Discovered in Whitefish Lake

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Last fall, a hunter in Whitefish Lake’s Mackinaw Bay stepped into the water and yanked his boot out of the lakebed’s muck. When he looked down, the water glimmered with an unmistakable petroleum-tinted sheen. The hunter contacted the Whitefish Lake Institute, which conducted soil and water tests. Hydrocarbons indicating diesel were detected. Lab results showed that the contaminant level in the water was 16 times higher than the maximum level suitable for drinking water, and contamination in the soil was eight-and-a-half times higher, according to Whitefish Lake Institute Director Mike Koopal.As far as Koopal and city officials know, there’s only one reasonable explanation: The diesel is leftover from a 1989 incident in which a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train derailed and dumped 25,000 gallons of fuel into Mackinaw Bay on the lake’s west shore.It’s the only recent oil sheen sighting stemming from the 1989 derailment that Koopal is aware of, and it comes on the heels of the 2007 sheen discovery in the Whitefish River. That discovery prompted the cleanup effort currently taking place on the river.“For this to be manifesting 20 years later,” Koopal said, “we suspect that there’s still a large parent source of contaminated soil.”He added: “We don’t think the concentration levels are in the acute zone for aquatic or plant life, but it’s a chronic situation that’s detrimental to the aquatic life.”Koopal points out that measuring the contamination levels in terms relative to drinking water is simply a useful way to communicate the information, not a suggestion that anybody’s drinking water has been compromised.“Obviously people aren’t out there drinking it, but there’s no other way to communicate it to the public,” he said.At a June 21 meeting, the Whitefish City Council voted to send a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency. The letter has been drafted and, as of last week, was awaiting the signature of Mayor Mike Jenson. It reads, in part, that the city would like to “pursue having the area of Whitefish Lake where the diesel spill occurred in 1989 (Mackinaw Bay) designated for remedial clean-up under the Oil Pollution Act, much as the Whitefish River is being cleaned-up. Please consider this letter as such a request.” Koopal took David Romero, an on-scene coordinator with EPA’s Region 8, out to Mackinaw Bay in the winter. Romero is in charge of the ongoing Whitefish River cleanup. Because of wintery conditions, Koopal said he and Romero weren’t able to see much. But EPA sent a contractor in the spring who took soil samples and conducted tests. Last Wednesday, Koopal said he hadn’t yet seen EPA’s lab results.In early June, Whitefish officials held an update work session with Koopal where he discussed the oil sheen. Shortly afterward, City Manager Chuck Stearns sent an e-mail to BNSF and received a response the next day. BNSF quickly dispatched an environmental consultant who accompanied Stearns and Koopal on a site visit June 18.They stirred up sediment near the shore and saw nothing. But, taking into account the higher water levels than during the fall and spring tests, they moved to deeper water. Stirred sediment then produced a rainbow-colored sheen.“It’s significant enough to let people know about it and see what can be done,” Stearns said. “It seems like it’s trapped down in the sediment as opposed to being a regular occurrence.”After the derailment in 1989, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality oversaw a cleanup effort and then closed its file on the case, Koopal said. If the hunter hadn’t been in the lake during low water, Koopal said the lingering diesel might not have ever been discovered.“I think it’s a good lesson with the Gulf spill,” Koopal said. “Petroleum products persist in the environment longer than people suspect. They’re volatile compounds and they evaporate, but when they’re in the soil it’s a different story.” Emaillast_img read more

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News / DX Group trims the losses as new management proves it means business

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 05/03/2019 A £2.5m loss in the six months to December has done little to dent confidence in DX Group, as investors seem happy with the new direction taken by the management team.Compared with the same period in 2017, when DX recorded a £4.4m loss, the team led by chief executive Lloyd Dunn managed to cut the drop by more than 43%.The loss in 2017 was part of the reason the company’s largest shareholder, Gatemore Capital, had wanted rid of the previous management regime.And it seems the installation of Mr Dunn in late 2017 proved the right move for investors, said Gatemore’s chief investment officer, Liad Meidar. “We are pleased by today’s results, which are a further sign that DX Group is heading in the right direction,” he said. “We remain confident in management’s ability to implement its plan to deliver long-term growth.”Although profits dropped, the company saw revenue climb 7% to £157m, and it managed to stem the once double-digit attrition rate in its DX Exchange business.Chief financial officer David Mulligan told The Loadstar getting the loss-of-business rate down to 8% was indicative of the changed focus and mentality now guiding DX.“Our predecessors in the management positions simply accepted the slowdown in DX Exchange,” said Mr Mulligan. “What we did was to curb this and put in place a dedicated management team to achieve this, as Exchange accounts for around one-third of our wider express business.”Looking forward, Mr Mulligan did not believe the company would close this year in profit, but forecasted “just a loss”, rather than a substantial loss.And he expects the next financial year to see the company back in profit, once it has had a full year of working with the new operational improvements.“Our key shareholders have been very supportive of the changes we have sought to implement,” Mr Mulligan said. “It’s important to remember these results are covering a slow period for us, because, with the bulk of our business being B2B, many customers close down for the Christmas break.”Among the changes by Mr Dunn and the team is a fleet renewal programme, with old 3.5 tonne trucks being replaced by 7.5 tonners. This, Mr Mulligan explained, would allow the company to win more business from B2B customers and improve the efficiency of deliveries and hub operations.“Of course, we are facing the same driver issues as the rest of the country, but we have found that drivers can be recruited providing you pay the right rate,” he said.“We have also developed training programmes that allow potential recruits to come in with no qualifications and get trained up and begin a career with progression opportunities.”Further operational improvements are expected to be rolled out in the next 18 months, which Mr Mulligan believed would drive further growth opportunities.Chairman Ronald Series added: “A fundamental element of our turnaround strategy is devolving accountability to our local depots and service centres and this has now been implemented across DX.”Alongside this, it has restructured its sales teams, introduced new pricing policies and focused not only on operational efficiencies but service levels across its division.“These initiatives are now beginning to bear fruit and DX remains well positioned for further performance improvement,” added Mr Series.“Trading in the second half improved over the [same period a year earlier], and we remain confident of achieving our targets for the full year.”last_img read more

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Steep reveal highlights Ubisoft’s E3

first_imgSteep reveal highlights Ubisoft’s E3Open-world extreme winter sports title and Star Trek VR game added to lineup; For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands dated for early next yearBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 13th June 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleUbisoftUbisoft AnnecyIf there’s one annualized Ubisoft property unlikely to get an Assassin’s Creed-like rest, it’s the company’s E3 event. And while the series isn’t going to have its usual holiday release, the publisher devoted its two-hour press briefing today to detailing a lineup it hopes can fill that void.The already announced Watch Dogs 2 is perhaps the most obvious title to substitute for Assassin’s Creed, launching as it does November 15. Ubisoft revisited the game during its conference with an extended gameplay demo showing a gadget-assisted infiltration of a San Francisco penthouse. Sony’s Jim Ryan was also on hand to confirm that Sony Pictures is working on a feature film adaptation of the series, as well as to announce that all Watch Dogs 2 DLC would debut on PlayStation at least 30 days before launching for other platforms.While Watch Dogs 2 was the most obvious replacement in the lineup for Assassin’s Creed, it is not the only one Ubisoft put forward. Yves Guillemot announced a new intellectual property from Ubisoft Annecy, Steep. Shipping this December, Steep is an open-world winter action sports game that features squirrel suit-assisted base jumping, alpine skiing, snowboarding, and paragliding with a heavy focus on multiplayer and community sharing features.There’s even more set for launch this holiday season, as South Park: The Fractured But Whole comes out December 6, and series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were on hand to plug the game and detail its super hero movie-inspired premise to the crowd.This fall will also see some of Ubisoft’s first virtual reality experiments come to fruition. Ubisoft introduced Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a co-op VR game set for release this fall “for all major VR systems,” and did so with the assistance and approval of some past crew members, including Jeri Ryan, Levar Burton, and Karl Urban.Conceptually similar to 2012’s mobile game Spaceteam, Bridge Crew assigns each player a certain position on the bridge of a starship, and they all must work together in order to complete missions. The company’s other VR plans are also coming along, as Oculus’ Palmer Luckey and Jason Holtman were on hand to help demo Eagle Flight.Two of last year’s big E3 games for Ubisoft–For Honor and Ghost Recon: Wildlands–also played big roles at the conference, but won’t make it out this year. For Honor is set for February 14, while Wildlands comes out March 7.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 10 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis 2 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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