Previous articleSherweb Executives Fontaine and Slater Named CRN Channel Chiefs For 2021Next articleEmera Creates $5 Million Inclusion & Diversity Fund Digital AIM Web Support TAGS BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Following the success of the Emmy Award-winning, Sundance and SXSW audience favorite “ Science Fair,” National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster are joining forces once again on the feature documentary “ Own the Room”, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on March 12. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005708/en/ Credit: National Geographic Documentary Films and Disney+ “ Own the Room” chronicles five students from disparate corners of the planet as they take their budding business ventures to Macau, China, to compete in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Santosh is from a small farming town in Nepal; Alondra works the register at her family’s bakery in Puerto Rico; Henry is a programming wiz from Nairobi; Jason is a marketing machine from Greece; and Daniela, an immigrant fleeing the crisis in Venezuela, is taking on the chemical industry from her lab at NYU. In the uplifting film, each of the business hopefuls has overcome immense obstacles in pursuing their dreams, from hurricanes to poverty to civil unrest. As they represent their countries as the top student entrepreneurs, the high-stakes global finals are their opportunity to win worldwide attention and the coveted $100,000 grand prize to make their life-changing business ideas a reality and transform the world. “ Own the Room” is the second film from the Emmy and DuPont Award-winning documentary filmmaking duo and National Geographic Documentary Films for Disney+. “ Science Fair,” from Costantini and Foster, made its streaming debut on Disney+ last year when the service launched. Additional Nat Geo Doc Films also streaming on Disney+ include the Oscar ® -winning “ Free Solo ” and the most awarded film of 2017, “ Jane.” “Given the difficult time our world is facing, this enthusiastic and determined group of young entrepreneurs are a ray of hope for a better, brighter future,” said co-directors Costantini and Foster. “We are excited to be working alongside National Geographic again and cannot imagine a more perfect platform than Disney+ to share these incredible stories and inspire children and adults alike to make a positive impact on our world.” “We are thrilled to be partnering again with brilliant directing duo, Cristina and Darren, to tell this much-needed story of hope and optimism,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president of Scripted Content and Documentary Films at National Geographic. “‘ Own the Room ’’s trailblazing group of young innovators are audaciously pushing boundaries to create a better world for generations to come, and their extraordinary work deserves our attention.” “ Own the Room ” is produced by Shopify Studios and Saville Productions for National Geographic Documentary Films. Rupert Maconick and Jeffrey Plunkett serve as producers. Tobias Lütke, Jason Badal, Colin McRae, Carolyn Bernstein and Ryan Harrington serve as executive producers. About Disney+ Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service. About National Geographic Documentary Films National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 133 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. About Shopify Studios Shopify Studios is a film and TV production company with a mission to inspire entrepreneurship via original, entertaining, and thought-provoking storytelling. Working in partnership with internationally known creators and talent, Shopify Studios develops, produces, and finances an array of content across a variety of mediums, genres, and formats—all spotlighting facets of the entrepreneurial journey. Visit shopify.com/studios to learn more. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005708/en/ CONTACT: Media:Disney+: Andrea Gruber [email protected] Geographic Documentary Films: Kristin Montalbano [email protected] Bond [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FILM & MOTION PICTURES GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT OTHER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO SOURCE: National Geographic Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 14, 2017 1,346 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Appraisal HPPI HVI opinion gap Quicken Loans study 2017-11-14 Staff Writer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Appraisal HPPI HVI opinion gap Quicken Loans study The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago According to a Quicken Loans study published Tuesday, the gap between opinions of values from appraisers and homeowners continue to narrow. The study states that according to the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI), actual appraisals were 0.99 percent lower than homeowners thought they would be. According to Quicken Loans, homeowners estimate that their home’s values rose by an average of 0.99 percent over the actual appraisal value. Quicken loans goes on to state that this finding marks the fifth consecutive month that the value opinions narrowed. Additionally, the study found that the HPPI is currently the closest it has been to equilibrium since April 2015. Overall, Quicken Loans found that the trend is for homes in Western cities to have an appraisal value that surpasses the homeowner’s estimate. Dallas is a particularly noteworthy example of this, as the study found that appraisals there were as much as 3.13 percent higher than expected. Although this is the case for the West, Quicken Loans found that the opposite is true for homes in the East and Midwest, where home values are more likely to be appraised below the homeowner’s estimate.“Based on the HPPI, it appears homeowners in the markets where prices are rising faster than the national average—like Denver, Seattle and San Francisco—are continuing to underestimate just how quickly home values are rising, so the average appraisal is higher than the homeowner estimate,” said Bill Banfield, Quicken Loans Executive Vice President of Capital Markets.Quicken Loans goes on to state that despite appraisers and homeowners still continuing to differ, that appraisal values continue to rise. For October 2017, home values are up by an average of 0.71 percent while they are up 4.76 percent compared to October 2016.This is where home value index, the measure of home value change based on appraisal data, comes in. The Quicken Loans study said that the HVI showed values increasing at a steady pace month-over-month while increasing at greater amounts yearly. The 0.71 percent jump from September to October along with a 4.76 percent year-over-year jump illustrates this. Previous: How Oil Prices Impact Mortgage Default Next: Mortgage Growth Experiences Rapid Recovery Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Values in Sync Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Values in Sync Subscribe
The South Georgian shag (Phalacrocorax georgianus) shows a remarkable diving ability comparable to that of penguins, yet nothing is known of the physiology of these birds. In this study, heart rates and abdominal temperatures were recorded continuously in four free-ranging South Georgian shags using an implanted data-logger. A timedepth recorder was also attached to the back of the implanted birds to record their diving behaviour. The diving behaviour of the birds was essentially similar to that reported in other studies, with maximum dive durations for individual birds ranging between 140 and 287 s, and maximum depths between 35 and 101 m. The birds, while at the nest, had a heart rate of 104.0±13.1 beats min-1 (mean ± s.e.m.) and an abdominal temperature of 39.1±0.2 °C. During flights of 221±29 s, heart rate and abdominal temperature rose to 309.5±18.0 beats min-1 and 40.1±0.3 °C, respectively. The mean heart rate during diving, at 103.7±13.7 beats min-1, was not significantly different from the resting values, but the minimum heart rate during a dive was significantly lower at 64.8±5.8 beats min-1. The minimum heart rate during a dive was negatively correlated with both dive duration and dive depth. Abdominal temperature fell progressively during a diving bout, with a mean temperature at the end of a bout of 35.1±1.7 °C. The minimum heart rate during diving is at a sub-resting level, which suggests that the South Georgian shag responds to submersion with the ‘classic’ dive response of bradycardia and the associated peripheral vasoconstriction and utilisation of anaerobic metabolism. However, the reduction in abdominal temperature may reflect a reduction in the overall metabolic rate of the animal such that the bird can remain aerobic while submerged.
An unprecedented major stratospheric warming occurred in the Antarctic winter of 2002. We present measurements of winds in the mesosphere-lower thermosphere (MLT) made with MF radars located at Davis (69degreesS, 78degreesE), Syowa (69degreesS, 40degreesE) and Rothera (68degreesS, 68degreesW). The mesospheric wind field in 2002 was found to be considerably different to other years due to increased planetary wave activity throughout the winter. Zonal winds were weaker than usual during the 2002 winter and also during the transition to the summer circulation. The MLT zonal winds showed a reversal about one week earlier than the stratospheric reversal associated with the warming. Meridional winds showed oscillations consistent with the presence of traveling wave-1 planetary waves with periods similar to14 days. The results are compared with similar mesospheric observations made during northern hemisphere stratospheric warmings. Some similarities between hemispheres were found, notably that the reversal in the mesospheric winds precedes the warming events.
Greensky Bluegrass opened up a three-night Colorado run last night, with a sold-out show at Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre. Last night’s intimate performance comes ahead of a two-night Red Rocks Amphitheatre run, with the California Honeydrops performing the opening duties tonight, and the colorful funk-outfit, Turkuaz, opening up the show tomorrow night. Greensky Bluegrass has been on a recent tear, sitting in with Willie Nelson, traveling to Japan to play the infamous Fuji Rock Fest, and destroying America coast-to-coast.With Michael Arlen Bont’s opening lick on the banjo, Greensky opened set one with “Cold Feet”, with Dave Bruzza sounding strong on vocals. Hinting at the snow coming and winter approaching, Greensky moved into another cold-themed song of the evening, “Last Winter In Copper Country”, followed by “New Rize Hill”. Cranking the tempo up, the GSBG boys were heated up and sounded locked-in, as Bont, Bruzza, Paul Hoffman, and Anders Beck passed off solos down the line.“Can’t Make Time” led to a meaty segment of the set, with Greensky sandwiching “Ballad Of John and Yoko”, in the middle of “Don’t Lie”, with “Ballad Of John And Yoko” teases sprinkled throughout the entirety of the delectable treat. With barely a chance to catch their breaths, the five-piece laid down a heartfelt “Room Without A Roof”, with Bruzza once again dazzling the capacity crowd with his sweet, country-laced vocals. The Greensky Bluegrass boys closed set one with a sped-up cover of Bob Marley’s “Small Axe”, starting off their three-night Colorado run with tenacity and a more-than receptive crowd.Following a brief set break, Greensky came back out for the second set, opening with the Hoffman led “No Idea”. Having fun with their “hometown” crowd, Hoffman made a lyrics change from, “We’re going down on someone else’s dime” to “We’re going down on Bill Devol’s dime”. With Hoffman continuing to take lead on vocals, the band worked through “Less Than Supper and “Train Junkie”, with a tease of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” twisted into the latter.Moving forward, “Better Off” was next, with a rowdy Hoffman hooting and hollering out of the chorus, paving the path for Bruzza to rip up some serious pickin’ work on the acoustic guitar. Greensky’s way of interacting with their crowd seems so fluid and natural, with the band and the crowd’s energy melting into one. Slowing down their sometimes unstoppable speed, Hoffman led through “Forget Everything”, with Beck laying down a heartfelt solo on the dobro, before Hoffman brought it all back together on vocals.Speeding things back up, Hoffman continued the lead on vocals through “Tied Down”, before Bont kicked off the opening lick to “Doin’ My Time”. Bruzza stepped up to the mic, sustaining his lyrics for an extended period, with a rowdy Ogden Theatre crowd cheering him on. “Doin’ My Time” led to “Exuberance”, before appropriately ending the set with a cover of Duran Duran’s 1982 hit, “Hungry Like The Wolf”. GSBG was playing like a hungry pack of wolves last night, and if the Ogden opener is any indication of what the rest of the weekend may bring, fans traveling from near and far should buckle up for a special two-night Red Rocks run with the kings of jamgrass.Greensky Bluegrass came back out for their encore, offering up “Dustbowl Overtures” that fetaured a badass “Top Gun Theme” tease, from the hit 1986 Tom Cruise movie, before smoothly transitioning into a cover of Bill Monroe’s “Wheel Hoss”.Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 9/21/2018[Audio: rockymtnryan]Greensky Bluegrass heads to Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight, with nugs.tv offering up an option for fans to webcast from home.For more information on Greensky’s upcoming dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 9/21/2018Set One: Cold Feet, Last Winter In Copper Country, New Rize Hill, Can’t Make Time, Don’t Lie (1) > Ballad Of John and Yoko > Don’t Lie (1) Room Without A Roof, Small Axe (2)Set Two: No Idea (3), Less than Supper, Train Junkie (4), Better Off, Forget Everything, Tied Down, Doin’ My Time > Exuberance > Hungry Like The WolfEncore: Dustbowl Overtures (5) > Wheel Hoss(1) – Ballad of John and Yoko tease(2) – Lyric change “these are the words of my Maxter”(3) – Lyric change “going down on Bill Devol’s dime”(4) – Space Oddity tease(5) – Top Gun Theme teaseGreensky Bluegrass Upcoming Tour Dates9/22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre %9/23 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre @9/26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *9/27 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza *9/28 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater *9/30 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival10/2 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre10/4 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station10/5 – Arrington, VA – The Festy Experience10/6 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre10/7 – Stratton Mountain, VT – Stratton Mountain Resort10/31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/1 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/2 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/7 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crystal Bay Club/Crown Room #11/8 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre #11/9 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #11/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren #11/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly #11/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues #11/16 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ #11/23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/17 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #12/7 – 12/11 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings & Sol12/28 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/29 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/30 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/31 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre% – with The California [email protected] – with Turkuaz* – with Ghost Light# – with The Lil SmokiesView All Tour Dates
Bahamas minister of labor Dion Foulkes Foreigners to take back seat in bid for local jobsNewly- installed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has issued a directive that Bahamians must fill all available posts before any consideration is given to foreigners.Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes has acted on the order and made it clear that he has already been “very strict” in approving labor certificates for work permits and has denied or deferred several applications since taking office just over two weeks ago.“The Prime Minister has given me directions to ensure that no foreigner gets a permit where there is a Bahamian available to do the job,” Foulkes said while speaking on a local radio talk show yesterday.Noting the Bahamas has “a serious unemployment problem”, Foulkes was adamant there would be no backing down from implementing the policy.“Wherever there is a Bahamian who is qualified to do the job and a foreigner or an expat is applying for that position, we will refuse the application,” he insisted.He cited a recent case where a work permit request from a hotel was turned down because there were unemployed Bahamians qualified to fill the post.“We had an application from a major hotel for a food and beverage director. I declined it, because there are Bahamians who are trained in food and beverage in this country who are unemployed and we know who they are and we are sending some of them to that hotel to be interviewed,” the minister said.Foulkes expressed concern that some companies were trying various tactics to bypass the rule, charging that some had set unfair criteria to deter Bahamians.“For example, say you want a front desk manager at one of the hotels, but (the candidate) must be fluent in four languages. That’s absolutely ridiculous. What that means is they have somebody at their head office who speaks four languages and they want to bring them to Nassau.”He disclosed that where special skills were required, the employer must identify a Bahamian who has skills in that area to train for the post, to eventually take over from the foreign worker.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle targeting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willemsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are targeting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems.The Daily Mail says Rafa Benitez is keen to bolster his defensive options in January and in particular the left-back position. Holland international Willems has been identified as a transfer target and the club are planning to make a move for him in next month’s window.However, the Magpies are facing competition for the full back with Roma also interested in the 24-year-old. The Italian club are also interested in Crystal Palace star Patrick van Aanholt as they search for a new left back.
New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a humid Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. Humidity was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has forecast very light rain/thundershower towards the evening or night. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 37 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius.
TORONTO – Major North American markets were closed for a holiday after a positive week that saw Bay and Wall Street’s major markets make gains following a tumultuous period earlier this month.The Toronto stock market was closed for a provincial holiday, while south of the border U.S. stock markets were closed for Presidents Day.Both re-open Tuesday after a strong week that saw the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index rise nearly three per cent since closing on Friday, Feb. 9.In New York last week, the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index gained more than four per cent, while the Nasdaq composite index advanced more than five per cent.On international money markets Monday, the Canadian dollar was at 80 cents US, according to the Bank of Canada’s website. On Friday, its average trading value was 79.74 cents US.On commodities markets, April crude contracts were up 82 cents at US$62.37 per barrel, April gold was down US$7.30 at US$1,348.90 per ounce, March natural gas was up about a penny at roughly US$2.57 per mmBTU, and March copper was down four cents at roughly US$3.21 per pound shortly after 4 p.m. ET.
MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. shares hit a new 52-week high Monday after its aerospace division got a boost from new deal for up to 60 C Series planes and unveiled two secretly developed business jets.Air Baltic Corp. will become the largest European customer of the C Series and second-biggest worldwide after it moves to a common fleet by agreeing to 30 CS300 aircraft with options and purchase rights for 30 more. That’s on top of the 20 planes it has already ordered and eight currently in operation.Based on the list price, the firm order is valued at about $3.8 billion, rising to $7.7 billion if the additional planes are orders. However, high-volume customers typically receive large discounts.Bombardier shares closed up 4.3 per cent to $4.56 in Monday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the Montreal-based company also disclosed at a Geneva air show that it has secretly been developing two business jets. The new Global 5500 and 6500 will fly farther and cheaper than its existing Global 5000 and 6000s.The planes to be delivered next year will contain patented Nuage seats, updated wings and new Rolls-Royce engines.“We have to keep all our customers and get new ones. To do that you need a portfolio that is competitive or the best so for the Global aircraft there’s no question but not to have the best,” said spokesman Mark Masluch.The new planes have 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range respectively and burn up to 13 per cent less fuel. The list prices are US$46 million and US$56 million.Flight testing of the new planes took place secretly last February in Wichita, Kan.The new business jets are largely a response to stay competitive with products from rival business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace, said David Tyerman of Cormark Securities.“Whether they have improved their position to be able to generate a lot more business or we’re just in a competitive arms race between the various players and this is just the cost of staying in the arms race, I’m not entirely clear,” he said in an interview.The new planes are already factored into Bombardier’s guidance for deliveries through 2020 and demonstrate the company’s optimism about the improving business jet market, said Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets.“We believe this will enable Bombardier to remain ahead of its competitors in the business jet segment,” he wrote in a report.“In our view, the new aircraft launches represent a nice opportunity for Bombardier to leverage its past investments in the Global 7000 and the expertise gained with the CS100’s steep approach certification to increase its product offering and boost overall pricing.”At the same time, Bombardier renamed its largest business jet the Global 7500, from 7000, to keep in line with the other family of new planes.Meanwhile, Bombardier declined to confirm that the AirBaltic order stems from the letter of intention it announced in November coming from an undisclosed customer.Deliveries are scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2019.AirBaltic plans to expand its fleet to 80 CS300 aircraft by phasing out other aircraft types over the next three years, said the airline’s CEO Martin Gauss.The largest investment in Latvia’s history will help the national carrier to expand its routes after recording its most successful year in 2017, added Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis.The order is a testament to the attractiveness of having Airbus as the majority partner of the C Series program, added Tyerman.“To me it’s indicative of the value of bringing Airbus into the story,” he said.Bombardier is nearing the finalization of an agreement in which Airbus will gain a 50.01 per cent control over the commercial jet program, with Bombardier and the Quebec government owning the rest.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)