German Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,965 points.This week saw the rise of Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, who climbed two spots to sixth place, and the rise of Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetzova, who ascended one spot to eighth position, reports Efe.In addition, Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova fell three spots to ninth place.No other changes took place in the top 10, with Romanian Simona Halep still in second position, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova.The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6,965 points2. Simona Halep (Romania) 6,8503. Karolina Pliskova (Czech) 6,3864. Serena Williams (US) 4,8105. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,7656. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 4,3457. Johanna Konta (UK) 4,3258. Svetlana Kuznetzova (Russia) 4,3109. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 4,01010. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 3,985.
APTN National NewsLike at other TRC national events, survivors of Canada’s residential schools lined up to talk about their experience in the state run institutions. For 140 years, children were taken from their families and put in schools that were designed to assimilate them into Canadian society.APTN’s Chris Stewart spoke with some of the survivors.
Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA local cyclist has shattered a world record for the fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground.Record-breaking cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek and John Howard, Olympic cyclist and coach, visited the studio to talk about the incredible, ground-breaking experience.Denise has an inner drive “To Be Fastest!.” She describes the moment when the concept of being the first woman to set a Land Speed Record on a bicycle was presented as an epiphany similar to the explosiveness of “a match being thrown on gasoline.” There was no looking back. After accomplishing her goal in 2016, that same drive pushed her to raise the bar on the goal to the next level in 2018 … to break the overall (men’s) record of 167mph! San Diego woman sets World Record for fastest cycling over open ground Posted: September 25, 2018 Updated: 11:27 AM Lauren Phinney September 25, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Plans to convert a 68-acre portion of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif., into a mixed development with homes, commercial space and parkland moved one step closer to being realized this week after Alameda’s Planning Board unanimously approved the proposal.The city council will take up the plan next month, when it also will consider the development agreement the city has struck with Alameda Point Partners for the parcel, reported the Alamedan.The city selected Alameda Point Partners after deciding to direct the project itself following two failed efforts led by master developers over the past decade.“We took the different approach,” said Jennifer Ott, the city’s chief operating officer for Alameda Point. “Because of that, we were able to streamline the public, community process,” Ott told the San Francisco Business Times.The developer’s plan calls for 800 townhomes and condominiums, a quarter of which will be affordable to lower income residents; 600,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, including a 125-room hotel; 15 acres of parks and open space; and a new ferry terminal in Seaplane Lagoon.Community advocates, business leaders and other members of the public who spoke at Monday’s board meeting overwhelmingly supported the project, saying it would provide much-needed housing and infrastructure to support economic development.Residents and elected officials have expressed concerns about increased traffic generated by the development in the past — a particular concern due to the Alameda’s island geography — but City Planner Andrew Thomas said officials would strive to reduce traffic impacts by requiring the developer to offer transit options and a high proportion of rental housing that attracts people who are less likely to drive.
WILMINGTON, MA — You have seen and taken pictures of our favorite places in Wilmington. But have you seen that same view from above? Joe Turner Photography will show you views of our town from the treetop level.Turner’s photography will be on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s second-floor Meeting Room during the month of May for public viewing.Turner will hold a public reception with light refreshments on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7pm. Step back in time and view a comparison of iconic Wilmington buildings and places alongside historic pictures of the same familiar sites. All are welcome.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”
Jay-Z’s achievement is termed “bigger than hip-hop”.Getty imagesJay-Z is officially the first billionaire rapper in the world with a net worth of $1 billion, Forbes declared on Monday. He is reported to have built his empire on record labels, music stream, liquor, art, real estates and stakes in companies like Uber.According to the US magazine, one of the factors that led to his financial stardom was his decision to make his own brand instead of endorsing other clothing lines. In 1999, he launched ‘Rocawear’ that was later sold to Iconix in 2007 for $204 million. His investment in a wide range of companies such as D’Ussé, a cognac that he co-owns with Bacardi, ‘Tidal’, a music-streaming service, validate his widely quoted expression, “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.”Being the first hip-hop artist to be included in the illustrious list, the ride to the top is impressive because it started all the way from the bottom. Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, grew up in one of New York City’s most notorious areas.Known to be a drug dealer before becoming a musician, he started his own label, ‘Roc-A-Fella Records’ and released his debut, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ in 1996. Since then, the rapper has collected more than 14 No. 1 albums, 22 Grammy awards and over $500 million in pretax earnings in a decade. Jay-Z at the 2013 Grammy Awards.Getty imagesKasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, the producer behind some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits (“On To The Next One,”), told Forbes that Jay-Z’s achievement is “bigger than hip-hop”.”A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt that was above us” he said.Calling it “the blueprint for our culture’ he further added: “If he’s a billionaire now, imagine what he’s about to be. Because he’s only just starting.”Forbes calculated his wealth by adding the artist’s stakes on companies and subtracting a “healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle”.His assets include:1. Alcoholic beverages Right to left: Armand de Brignac Brut Gold champagne, D’usse cognacHis stake in brands like Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac amount to a whopping $410 million.2. Cash & investments The rapper owns a stake in Uber worth $70 million.ReutersHis vast investment portfolio includes a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million, making the hip-hop artist’s total cash and investments worth an estimated $220 million3. Music Streaming In 2015, Jay-Z bought Tidal from Norwegian company, Aspiro for $56 million.ForbesJay-Z acquired Tidal from Norwegian media technology company Aspiro for $56 million in 2015. As per the magazine, he makes $100 million in stakes from the music streaming site.4. Music Catalog About $75 million is made through copyrights of his music catalogs.AppleAccording to Forbes, when Jay-Z signed on to become record label Def Jam’s president in 2004, he had negotiated the return of his masters (publishing rights, royalty of 10-15% on music sales). With his streams clocking close to 1 billion streams annually, Jay-Z makes $75 million.5. Entertainment company Rihanna and Jay-Z at Roc Nation’s pre-Grammy’s brunch in 2017Getty imagesHis entertainment company Roc Nation, worth $75 million, represents top sports stars such as Kevin Durant, Todd Gurley to artist giants like Rihanna and J. Cole.6. Art collection Basquiat’s ‘Mecca’ was bought anonymously by Jay-ZNew York PostThe value of his art collection is estimated to be at $70 million. His collection includes Jean Michel Basquiat’s “Mecca,” purchased in 2013 for a reported $4.5 million.7. Real estate Their Bel Air estate was bought for $88 millionForbesThe magazine estimated that he owns real estate properties in upscale New York and Los Angeles that is worth $50 million. His property list includes the twin $26 million East Hampton mansions, a $88 million Bel Air estate he bought with his wife Beyonce as well as a Tribeca penthouse bought for $6.8 million. The couple has had a net worth over $1 billion for several years.Getty ImagesWith Beyonce reportedly worth about $335 million, the couple has had a joint net worth over $1bn for several yearsWhile rumours had it that Dr Dre had reached billionaire status after selling his Beats headphone business to Apple in 2014, last year Forbes put his personal wealth at about $770 million. Forbes 2010 edition had Warren Buffet and Jay-Z on its cover.ForbesIn 2010, Jay-Z appeared on Forbes’ cover along with another billionaire, Warren Buffet, who is 40 years his senior. The magazine stated that Buffet was impressed by the rapper 10 years ago. “Jay is teaching in a lot bigger classroom than I’ll ever teach in. For a young person growing up, he’s the guy to learn from” he was reported to have said.Jay-Z and Beyonce’s single “Apeshit” won two awards from eight nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.Youtube
Emami on Wednesday reported first quarter earnings for the financial year 2016-17. The FMCG company’s consolidated net profit in the June quarter fell about 35 percent to Rs. 56.6 crore when compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.Emami’s earnings were impacted by higher finance, taxes and lower other income even though the company fared better on revenues and operational growth front, as disclosed in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.Shares of Emami closed at Rs. 1,148 on Wednesday, up 0.72 percent from their previous close on the BSE.The Kolkata-based firm’s total income from operations grew about 20 percent to Rs. 644.4 crore during the April-June quarter in the present financial year, when compared to Rs. 537.2 crore during the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.The company’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) rose by 49 percent year-on-year to Rs. 147.2 crore for the quarter that ended on June 30, 2016. Other income of the company during the quarter declined about 72.8 percent to Rs. 5.08 crore, Emami said in its regulatory filing.”Robust business plan and efficient cost management have helped us to meet the challenging environment to achieve a good top line growth with heavy margins. Most of our power brands including new launches like HE Deodorants, Navratna i-Cool talc, Navratna Almond Cool Oil, Emami 7 oils-in-one and Fair and Handsome face wash have performed well,” Harsha V. Agarwal, director, said in a statement.Emami is one of the fastest growing FMCG firms in India which covers more than 40 lakh retail outlets through a distribution network of 2,900 distributors across the country.
Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladeshi community celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA mother and her child celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) at Montreal, Canada. Photo: CollectedBangladesh community members celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) thousands of miles away from their motherland at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedMembers of a family clad in Baishakhi attires are photographed during a celebration of Bangla new year 1425 at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA Bangladesh national with his friend joins Baishakh celebrations on the first day of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedA Bangladeshi child sings song during Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedCelebrators observe the first day of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi food items are displayed during a celebration of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedA Bangladeshi family displays Bangladeshi traditional food items at Montreal, Canada. Photo: CollectedPeople from other countries join Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan.Photo: CollectedThe members of the Bangladeshi community are framed during Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA younger member of a Bangladeshi family dressed-in Baishakhi attires poses at her home at Montreal, Canada.Photo: Collected.Bangladeshi expatriates celebrate Pahela Baishakh, singing traditional Bangla songs in London, UK. Photo: CollectedClad in traditional attires, Bangladeshi community celebrates Pahela Baishakh in New York, USA.Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladesh community get together to celebrate Pahela Baishakh in Toronto, Canada. Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladesh community celebrate Pahela Baishakh partying traditional food items including Bharta (mash) in Satama, Japan. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladesh community clad in Baishakhi attires are playing ludu celebrating Bangla new year 1425 at Shiga, Japan.Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladeshi community in China pose for a photo call while celebrating Bangla new year 1425. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi community in Sweden celebrates Pahela Baishakh. Photo: CollectedTraditional food items are displayed during celebration Bangla new year 1425 in Sweden. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi community in Switzerland brings out Mangal Shubhajatra celebrating Bangla new year 1425. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladeshi community in Switzerland pose for a photo call during Pahela Baishakh celebration. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladeshi community in Switzerland perform during Pahela Baishakh celebration.
Eric Gay | APFile photo of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at an event where he announced his bid for re-election, Friday, July 14, 2017, in San Antonio.Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be in Kingwood, Thursday, March 15th. He will be meeting with community leaders and elected officials to discuss Hurricane Harvey recovery.The roundtable meeting will take place at Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive Kingwood, TX 77345, at 2:30 p.m. Share