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Rogers buys naming rights to Halifax plaza on site of former public

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax Mayor Mike Savage says he’s “comfortable” a city block sold to a developer will now carry the name of a telecommunications company.Rogers Communications announced Wednesday it acquired naming rights to an outdoor plaza at the Nova Centre, a million-square-foot complex that includes the new Halifax Convention Centre, office space and a hotel.“The synergy of putting together a public and private development has probably given us the advantage in terms of cost,” Savage said. “It would have cost more to just build a convention centre without being part of a $500 million-plus project.”Branding the outdoor venue — which will now be called Rogers Square — is part of the telecom’s push to make bigger inroads in a province traditionally dominated by Bell Aliant and EastLink Communications. But it could cause a stir reminiscent to a debate that engulfed Toronto when the SkyDome was renamed the Rogers Centre.The Halifax plaza — it will be surrounded on both sides and above by the Nova Centre — was previously part of Grafton Street, a downtown public thoroughfare running parallel to the base of the Halifax Citadel.In a private meeting three years ago, Halifax council voted to sell the one-block section of Grafton to Argyle Developments Inc., the developer behind the Nova Centre.The sale defied the city’s own urban planning rules, which cautioned against merging street blocks.“In the past, streets have been closed and blocks have been consolidated to enable large scale development projects,” the municipal planning strategy says. “The traditional street grid provides a high level of connectivity and is an important characteristic of the downtown.”In fact, the city’s planning playbook points out that the Cogswell Interchange, a massive concrete traffic structure dividing downtown from the city’s north end, is set to be torn down to restore a more “desirable pattern of smaller scaled streets and blocks.”Still, council took the extraordinary step of declaring the street “surplus to municipal needs” and sold it for $1.9 million.Now Argyle Developments has sold the naming rights to the block.Joe Ramia, president of Argyle Developments, would not disclose details of the branding deal.“That we can’t discuss. That’s confidential,” he said. “We bought the street from the city a few years ago. It is on private land.”Ramia added: “There isn’t really a public stake in this building. Basically the convention centre has a lease for 25 years. It’s all private money that’s in this development.”The $164-million convention centre, part of the Nova Centre development, is cost-shared between the city, the province and Ottawa.But Savage said that although a “big chunk” of the development is the convention centre, he said there is a large private component as well.“Those details are between the developer and his customer,” he said of the naming rights deal.In addition to naming the public plaza, which will host outdoor festivals and events, Rogers will be the Nova Centre’s telecom provider, outfitting the building with thousands of kilometres of secure fibre technology and providing free Wi-Fi for visitors.Meanwhile, the new convention centre is slated to open in December, with the Liberal Party of Canada holding its national convention at the new facility in April and the Conservative Party of Canada booked for August.“Those are all 3,000-plus conventions and that’s the beauty of this for us,” Savage said. “We couldn’t have hosted the national Liberal or Conservative conventions before.“We didn’t have the capacity and that’s what this building does for us,” he said. “On top of that we can do smaller conventions stacked together, which was not possible to do in the old convention centre.”The burst of development activity in Halifax hasn’t been without controversy. Surrounding businesses have complained about the dust and disruption caused by the massive construction projects, with some pulling up stakes and moving.last_img read more


James Earl Jones To Be Honored As Champion Of Diversity

first_imgInclusion in the Arts, a New York City-based national not-for-profit, announced today that legendary actor James Earl Jones will be the recipient of Inclusion in the Arts’ first-ever Champion of Diversity Award.The presentation and reception is being hosted by Loreen Arbus (Television Producer, Author, Diversity Activist & President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation) and co-sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios.Courtney B. Vance, 2013 Tony Award winner for Lucky Guy, will present the award. Mr. Vance appeared with Mr. Jones in the original Broadway production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, Fences.Mr. Jones, a multi-award winning actor (Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy) has been honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1992 and the John F. Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2011 Mr. Jones received an Honorary Oscar in recognition of his long and distinguished career.In the 1960s, Mr. Jones was one of the first African-American actors to appear regularly in daytime soap operas (playing a doctor in both The Guiding Light and As the World Turns), and made his film debut in 1964 in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. In 1969, Mr. Jones won a Tony Award for his breakthrough performance as boxer Jack Johnson in the Broadway hit, The Great White Hope (which also garnered him an Oscar nomination for the 1970 film adaptation). His film credits include Matewan, Field of Dreams and Cry, the Beloved Country. Today, Mr. Jones’ voice is known by people of all ages and walks of life, from Star Wars fans who know him as the voice of Darth Vader to children who know him as Mufasa from Disney’s The Lion King.“Mr. Jones is a consummate artist who exemplifies excellence without boundaries. His enduring career embodies a passion and commitment that reaches far beyond performance. In an industry that historically has been reluctant to embrace and celebrate diversity, he has served as a pioneer and role model,” says Linda Earle, President, Inclusion in the Arts.“Throughout his creative life, he has expanded the artistic possibilities of theatre, film and television. In the process, he has opened doors for countless artists of color and forged the path for generations to come,” adds Joanna Merlin, co-founder and Vice President, Inclusion in the Arts.
Inclusion in the Arts is the leading advocate for full diversity of artists of color and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in theatre, film and television. In 2011 Inclusion in the Arts received the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.last_img read more


Talks begin between Somali Government and opposition group – UN

“Many, especially the young people, told me that this is a new and important first step towards stability in their own country,” said Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said after the opening ceremony for the discussion held in neighbouring Djibouti. The talks are bringing together the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia. “I call on them to think of the terrible political, security and humanitarian crisis in their country and put all their efforts into resolving it,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. Today’s ceremony heard addresses from the Special Representative, the TFG, the Alliance and Djibouti’s Minister of Muslim Affairs, as well as statements by the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States and the European Union (EU). In a statement last week, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said that this meeting is “a clear indication that Somalis are willing to respect their commitments when they believe in what they are doing.” He said that all Somalis, including those in the diaspora, want to work towards peace and security for their country, which has not had a functioning government since 1991. “The overall objective of this meeting is to prepare the ground for a peaceful and brotherly relationship between Somalis and to initiate the first step towards real stability, true peace and sincere reconciliation based on forgiveness,” the Special Representative said, adding that progress in these areas should pave the way for concrete UN assistance for durable stability in Somalia. 12 May 2008Talks between the Somali Government and an opposition group began today, and the top United Nations envoy to the war-torn Horn of Africa nation said that he was pleased that leaders have made the well-being and safety of their people their priority. read more


LiPhone produit le plus recherché et vendu sur eBay aux EtatsUnis

first_imgL’iPhone, produit le plus recherché et vendu sur eBay aux Etats-UnisUne étude d’eBay sur l’année 2010 montre que l’iPhone est l’appareil le plus convoité et acheté par les internautes sur le site marchand. L’iPad est cinquième du classement. Apple brille sur le site marchand eBay. Avec l’iPhone, l’entreprise de Steve Jobs occupe la première place en ce qui concerne les produits les plus recherchés et vendus sur le site aux Etats-Unis en 2010. Ce résultat est la conclusion d’une enquête des dirigeants d’eBay, qui ont observé les chiffres des ventes et ceux des requêtes réalisées sur le site. Le smartphone griffé de la pomme est donc le grand vainqueur avec 1,6 million de résultats. Par ailleurs, la tablette iPad d’Apple apparaît à la cinquième place, quelques mois seulement après sa commercialisation, avec 621.000 articles le concernant. Cette dernière a aussi été plébiscitée gadget de l’année 2010 par les médias Time Magazine et Wall Street Journal. Le 30 décembre 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Portal faire entrer des objets réels dans une télévision

first_imgPortal : faire entrer des objets réels dans une télévision !Jayne Vidheecharoen, du Art Center College of Design de Californie a réalisé un prototype d’écrans révolutionnaire, permettant d’introduire un objet réel dans un contexte numérique. En l’occurrence, Google Street View… Avec une technologie de fond vert (souvent usité en photographie et en cinéma) allié avec une surface tactile, Jayne Vidheecharoen est arrivé à faire interagir sa main dans un espace virtuel créé dans un écran : c’est le projet portal (ou portail, en français).À travers le logiciel Google Street View, elle a réussi à introduire un petit personnage virtuel dans une rue et le pousser à l’aide de sa main !À lire aussiIFA 2012 : Samsung ES 9500, un concentré de technologie Pour elle, cette vision rend Google Street View “comme un espace de spectacle de magie, un espace public qui ne subit pas le Temps, et dont le potentiel de développement est sans limite”.Cette incroyable réalisation, élaboré avec des éléments simples qui n’appartiennent pas forcément à la haute technologie, peut être une plateforme d’interaction d’avenir : “On peut imaginer des milliers de façons d’utiliser ces ‘boîtes’ interactives et créer de véritables mondes parallèles entre la réalité et elles, comme des boîtes à poupées d’un nouveau genre”.Les premières ébauches de ces mondes interactifs sont déjà visibles, en vidéo, ici et là.Le 3 janvier 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Woman loses finger in apparent fight at motel

first_imgTwo women reportedly got into a fight Friday night in a Vancouver motel, and one woman lost a finger in the altercation.The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. at the Motel 6, 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive, Sgt. Pat Johns of the Vancouver Police Department said. Two women met in a hallway and got into a verbal argument, which he said escalated into a physical argument and a fight.One woman allegedly bit the other woman’s finger off, he said. The wounded woman and her severed finger were transported to a local area hospital for treatment.Johns said police have made no arrests yet and are investigating. The cause of the argument is unknown at this time.last_img read more


Try This Seasonal events kick off

first_imgToday is the last day to check out plein-air landscape paintings by Barbara Szkutnik and Gretha Lindwood at downtown Vancouver’s Aurora Gallery.The plein-air style involves artists working outdoors, compensating for light and scenery changes as they happen. Lindwood is showcasing new pastel and oil paintings of the Pacific Northwest landscape and waterways. Szkutnik is displaying new pastel paintings.Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.Where: 1004 Main St., Vancouver.Telephone: 360-696-0449.On the Web: art exhibit is one of several weekend entertainment options in Clark County and Portland. Others include the popular Festival of Trees, a chance to find the perfect Christmas tree thanks to Chelatchie Prairie Railroad and the ZooLights attraction at the Oregon Zoo.1. Festival celebrates the seasonThe Vancouver Rotary Foundation’s Festival of Trees showcases Christmas tree displays and family activities this weekend at the Pearson Air Museum.Local entertainers and youth groups will perform holiday music as visitors browse the tree displays, which will be set up amid the museum’s vintage planes.Other festival attractions include a fun run and race. Complete details are available online.When: Tree viewing and family activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.Where: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver.Admission: Nonperishable food donations are requested.Telephone: 360-750-0409.On the Web: All aboard for Christmas treesVisitors can take a train ride through north Clark County with the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad this season to find the perfect Christmas tree. Douglas fir, grand fir and noble fir trees will be available for purchase.last_img read more


Smooth sailing on first day back to school in Broward

first_imgRuncie held a press conference recapping how the day went across Broward County, Monday afternoon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The first day of school in Broward County is now in the books, and from the looks of it, it was a pretty successful first day back.From the early hours of the morning, bus drivers were up transporting more than 70,000 students safely to schools across Broward County.“It’s a job, somebody has to do it,” said a bus driver. “It’s early, but hey, it’s your schedule, and if you got to do it, you got to do it.”And parents were just as eager for the first day of school as their children were.For the nearly 200,000 other students who don’t take the school bus, their transportation to and from school, Monday, was thanks to either their parents, grandparents, family members or carpools.Out of these 200,000 students are Walter and Angela Bravo, who were dropped off at Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach by their mom. “I guess they’re just looking to learn,” said their mother Karen Avecedo, “and it’s a new neighborhood, a new school, and they just want to do better.”Even Superintendent Robert Runcie stopped by the First Year School to meet students before making his way to Plantation for lunch. On the other side of town, students arrived at Pines Lakes Elementary ready to go on the first day. “School? At the same time as you’re learning, at periods, you have fun,” said student David Diaz.And in the blink of an eye, school was over and students were released for dismissal.“This is her first time here, she’s in kindergarten, so, she enjoyed it,” said Manuel Levy who was picking up her his daughter. “Did you like it, Naomi? You like your teacher? You made some friends?”She replied, “Yeah.”“For me, I was sleeping all day because I was up all night getting ready,” said Tiffany Francisco, who was picking up her son.Runcie said ensuring all students and families begin school on the right foot is key to their success in Broward County.“The journey starts for a lot of our families and our students,” said Runcie. “It’s where they pursue their hopes and dreams, and it begins here in Broward County Public Schools, so we’re glad to have them back and do the work that we do every day.” last_img read more


Corps Sees No Reason Now To Extend Pebble Comment Period

first_imgLast month, Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan questioned the adequacy of the 90-day comment period. Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said by email Wednesday that Sullivan’s comments stand, but he did not respond to questions on whether Sullivan had formally requested a longer comment period. McCoy told reporters that while 45 days is standard for such reviews, the corps decided 90 days was appropriate for the Pebble project given the nature of the project and level of interest in it. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska. The corps has received requests to extend the 90-day period and is considering those, but so far it has not received a strong reason for an extension, he said. The corps also has received comments saying 90 days is sufficient, he said. Critics of the project have criticized the substance of the review and say the process has been rushed. When the draft review was released last month, Pebble partnership CEO Tom Collier said the partnership saw “no significant environmental challenges that would preclude the project from getting a permit.” A spokesman for the Pebble partnership said the project will need dozens of permits, approvals and authorizations as it seeks to advance. McCoy said the draft review is not a rubber stamp of the project. If there’s evidence contrary to what the corps’ draft analysis shows, “absolutely provide it to us and allow us to use that to inform a revision if necessary,” he said. Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps’ review of the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application. The Pebble partnership wants to develop a gold-and-copper mine near a major salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Representatives for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski did not immediately respond to an email asking her position on the 90-day period.last_img read more


Sources Nielsen Shopping Shuttered Training

first_imgLast week, Nielsen sold its five travel group brands to Northstar Travel Media. Nielsen Business Media is looking for a buyer for its Training magazine brand, according to sources familiar with the process. Nielsen, which is actively looking to exit the trade magazine publishing business, said last month that it was shuttering Training magazine and its companion Web site.When contacted by FOLIO:, a Nielsen spokesperson declined to comment on potential deals but said the company “would be pleased to have the Training brand continue under new ownership.”If Nielsen does wind up selling Training, it wouldn’t be the first magazine the company closed that found a new life with different owners. When Nielsen announced the sale of its eight media/entertainment brands to e5 Global Media in December, it also said it was shuttering Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews. Two weeks later, Editor & Publisher was purchased by Irvine, California-based boating magazine publisher Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers basketball team, bought Kirkus Reviews from Nielsen early last month.last_img read more


The FOLIO 100 A Call for Nominees

first_imgThe nomination period for the FOLIO: 100 is now officially open! Yes, you read that right—we’re expanding the magazine industry’s best-known and most prestigious list of innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers and disrupters from 40 to 100. The more the merrier. Starting now you can help shape the list by nominating a colleague—either at your company or at another one—that has made a meaningful, quantifiable impact on a specific product, group, company or even the market at large.”Quantifiable impact” is the key phrase—this isn’t a popularity contest, anyone from inside the org chart can make this list, just be ready to back up your nomination with some solid supporting info, which you can do here. Remember, not every FOLIO: 100 list-maker is a top executive—innovation and constructive change often comes from the front lines and the trenches, let’s be sure those folks get their due, too—from editors to publishers to sales, audience development, design, production and digital. All across consumer, b-to-b, regional, enthusiast and association publishing—big and small. And now with the expanded list, we can include an even more diverse range of deserving go-getters.Click here to fill out our easy nomination form. Nominations are due by March 4. Here’s last year’s FOLIO: 40 to get you inspired. We’ll announce the 2013 FOLIO: 100 in April. Submit your nominations now and good luck! More on this topic A Call for Nominations: The Folio 100 and 30 Under 30 The FOLIO: 40: A Call for Nominees Behold! The Recession White Paper That Will Help You Sell Ads Digital Ellie Award Nominations Announced Folio:’s 15 Under 30 Is Back The 2011 Eddie and Ozzie Award WinnersJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more


Verizon plans bid for Yahoo and its Yahoo Japan stake Bloomberg

first_imgVerizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.The telecom giant is planning to make a first-round bid for Yahoo’s web business next week, the news organization said.Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit is also mulling a bid for Yahoo’s core business, Bloomberg reported, citing a source.However, Bloomberg said many companies that had been seen as likely investors in Yahoo were not planning a bid, including AT&T Inc (T.N), Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).Shares of Yahoo fell just over 1 percent to $36.17.Verizon, Yahoo and Google declined to comment for this story. AT&T, Comcast and Microsoft could not be reached immediately for comments.Verizon showed interest in Yahoo’s core business as early as December, when Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the company would “see if there is a strategic fit” for its holdings, which include mail, news, sports and advertising technology.Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February after it shelved plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N).The offer to purchase Yahoo’s 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan could put Verizon one step ahead of any rival bidders.The offer will also likely leave Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer out of the mix, since Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in a recent television appearance that merging Yahoo’s assets with AOL assets under the leadership of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong “would be a good thing for investors.”The New York Post reported last month that Mayer has been working to team up with private equity firms to create a “package deal” that sells the company and keeps her at the helm.Verizon shares were down 2.84 percent.last_img read more


A simple love story

first_imgItalian filmmaker Alessandro D’Alatri has rolled out a story about young love and small-town life in the form of his latest flick Sul Mare (On the Sea).Shot in the settings of a warm and gentle island, the movie offers a lot more than just depthless teen romance.A ‘country boy’ falls in love with a ‘city girl’ who reciprocates his love and a sweet love story is in the making until the guy thinks that his lady love has jilted him.The love story is at times effective and most of the times simple yet sweet. The soft romance offers amusement until it graduates towards a discordant end which is both soft and tragic.The lead actor, Dario Castillo, plays the part of a guy with a broken heart pretty well, considering the fact that this is his debut flick.Martina Cidecasa, who plays the love interest of Dario, looks pretty in her role. Go for this one.DETAILAt: Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, 50E, Chandragupta Marg, ChanakyapuriWhen: 5 & 8 DecemberTimings 6.30 pm and 2 pm, respectivelyPhone 26871901last_img read more


State govt KMC gear up to handle impact of cyclone

first_imgKolkata: The state government, along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), is making all possible arrangements so that service can be extended on a war footing if there is any sort of damage caused due to the cyclone ‘Fani’, which is predicted to move towards Bengal soon.Chief Secretary Malay De held a meeting with concerned government departments and senior KMC officials led by Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed at Nabanna on Tuesday and gave necessary instructions on the arrangements to be put in place for the cyclone. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe coastal areas and riverine areas like Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas are likely to be affected more due to ‘Fani’. North Bengal is likely to face the effect of the cyclone on May 3, as per information from the weather office. Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed also held a meeting at the KMC with senior officials of all concerned departments, to ensure that they keep a skeleton gang ready for necessary action on May 2, 3 and 4. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAs per information received from the National Emergency Response Centre and the state department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence, expected wind speed of the cyclone may go up to 60 km/h, 85 km/h and 115 km/h on May 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Rainfall is expected to be in the range of 7 to 20 cm on May 3 and 4. The Parks & Gardens department has been requested to deploy men and machineries to attend to the emergent situation, for removal of uprooted trees including broken branches throughout the city. The Building department will deploy its team to tackle the situation as well. The Lighting department has been instructed to remove uprooted lampposts and disconnect electricity from the posts and similar necessary measures as and when required. The Sewerage and Drainage department and Solid Waste Management department have also been asked to attend to issues like waterlogging and others in the wake of the cyclone. The Municipal Secretary has also been asked to make arrangements for provision of relief material if required.last_img read more


Slip road from A500 to A50 reopens following infrastructure defect

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: The road has now reopened. A busy slip road between two major Stoke-on-Trent roads is shut this evening due to an ‘infrastructure defect’. The road between the southbound A500 and eastbound A50 at Sideway is currently shut. Highways England confirmed the slip road was closed at around 5.50pm today (Thursday April 4).  A spokesman said:  “The southbound slip road on the A500 at Sideway which leads onto the A50 eastbound is currently closed due to an infrastructure defect. “Staffordshire Police on scene.” The nature of the defect is unknown at this stage. It is unclear when the route will reopen. Inrix are now reporting the slip road has reopened, but Traffic England are still listing it as closed. Read MoreYouths armed with metal bar assault shop worker during armed robbery   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us    @SOTLive    or message us on    our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at    StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more


Stewart Title Partners With PEXA to Cover Lodgement Gap Risk

first_img in Headlines, News, Secondary Market, Servicing Lodgement Gap Risk Property Exchange Australia Limited Stewart Title Limited 2015-11-04 Staff Writer Share Stewart Title Limited, underwriter for UK, European, and Australian property transactions for Stewart Information Services Corp., recently announced that it has partnered with Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA).As part of the partnership, Stewart Title Limited allows PEXA to cover the ‘lodgement gap’ in relation to transactions conducted on the PEXA platform by underwriting the risk.“As a title insurer that works alongside conveyancers to mitigate the risk inherent in property transactions, we are proud that our partnership with PEXA enables us to deliver on our commitment to continually strive for ways to further streamline and provide assurance to the settlement process,” said Ciaran Westland, general manager, Stewart Title Limited.The PEXA platform is transforming the Australian property industry by delivering a national electronic conveyancing platform that is integrated with State and Territory land title registries. This integration enables conveyancing practitioners (registered subscribers) to prepare and lodge registry instruments and financially settle their customers’ land transactions using PEXA’s online workspace. This contrasts with a manual method that lodges paper documents at the land title registry following a face-to-face settlement and exchange of documents and bank cheques.As part of PEXA’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety and integrity of its platform, PEXA will take on responsibility for the ’safe’ lodgement of certain land title dealings by its registered subscribers. This means that with the backing of Stewart Title Limited, PEXA will assume responsibility for any ‘intervening’ instruments or notices lodged by a third-party during the “lodgement period” which have the effect of either preventing the registration of the customer’s land title dealing or taking priority over the customer’s land title dealing once registered.center_img November 4, 2015 498 Views Stewart Title Partners With PEXA to Cover ‘Lodgement Gap’ Risklast_img read more


NEW YORK NY – Competing bids from Comcast and D

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.X-Men and other movies from Fox’s studios would help beef up Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Comcast, already a major cable operator, would get a larger portfolio of cable channels including FX and National Geographic.Comcast’s $65 billion cash bid Wednesday is higher than what many analysts were expecting and tops Disney’s all-stock offer, valued at $52.5 billion when it was made in December.GBH Insights analyst Dan Ives said Comcast’s price “speaks to Comcast really wanting these key assets.” Disney is expected to make a counter offer.Each bid raises different regulatory concerns, though this week’s approval of AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner signals that regulators might have a hard time stopping mega-mergers.Here’s how the companies would match up:MOVIESFox’s film studios, with “Avatar,” X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Deadpool, would pair well with Disney’s studios. This includes reuniting the Marvel franchises X-Men and the Avengers, as some of those characters were already in Fox’s hands when Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Disney also has the Muppets, Pixar and “Star Wars.”In fact, Fox and Disney might pair too well, as far as regulatory concerns go. BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield estimates the combined studios make up 45 per cent of worldwide box office revenue. A larger studio could use its power to keep its movies in more theatres longer and squeeze out rival movies.Comcast’s Universal movie business has such franchises as “Jurassic Park.” The Fox properties would expand Comcast’s reach, though the company would have just 25 per cent of the box office with Fox added, according to figures from Box Office Mojo.TELEVISIONFox’s TV productions include “The Americans,” ”This Is Us,” ”Modern Family,” and “The Simpsons.” Its networks include FX Networks and National Geographic. The Fox businesses would pair well with Disney channels like ABC, the Disney Channel and Freeform. “Modern Family” already airs on ABC.Comcast owns NBCUniversal, including the NBC broadcast network, CNBC and USA. Comcast’s studios produce “Chicago Fire” and “Will & Grace,” both airing on NBC.Comcast might run into regulatory problems because the cable operator would control a larger portfolio of content along with its distribution. However, a federal judge on Tuesday approved a similar attempt by DirecTV owner AT&T to buy Time Warner. The judge rejected the government’s fears that the AT&T deal could lead to higher prices for consumers or hinder online alternatives from getting content.Regardless of which company prevails in buying Fox, the Fox television network and some cable channels including Fox News will stay with media mogul Rupert Murdoch.SPORTSDisney’s deal includes getting Fox’s regional sports network, which shows hometown sports in several cities including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Cleveland, Detroit and Kansas City. Those networks would complement Disney’s nationally focused ESPN. Disney recently launched ESPN Plus, a separate streaming service with more local offerings. That service could benefit from Fox’s regional offerings.Comcast already has similar regional networks through NBC Sports, including ones in Boston, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay area. Getting the Fox networks would expand Comcast’s territorial reach.STREAMINGWhichever company prevails will control streaming service Hulu. Currently, Comcast, Disney and Fox each has a 30 per cent stake, with Time Warner owning the other 10 per cent. With Fox’s share, either Comcast or Disney would end up with a controlling 60 per cent stake.Disney already plans an entertainment-focused streaming service in 2019. If Disney prevails, it could combine that with Hulu or keep them as separate services.If Comcast prevails, Disney’s service could be less appealing, as it wouldn’t have Fox video. Comcast doesn’t currently have similar streaming ambitions and wouldn’t benefit as much from the Fox video.INTERNATIONALInternationally, Fox’s cable and international TV businesses are part of the offerings. That’s key for Comcast, which has a limited overseas presence.Disney and Comcast had already been at battle in the U.K. over Sky, an operator of television channels. Fox has a 39 per cent stake in Sky and has been trying to buy outright, with the intention of selling the full company to Disney as part of that deal. U.K. regulators have given the OK to that offer if Fox sells Sky News. Regulators there also have cleared Comcast’s $30.7 billion offer for the 61 per cent of Sky that Murdoch doesn’t own.Other international networks include Fox Networks Group International, Star India, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.THEME PARKSComcast and Disney have made extensive use of their portfolios at their theme parks in California, Florida and overseas. Disney, for instance, is expanding its attractions related to “Star Wars.” On the flip side, Disney turned its Pirates of the Caribbean ride into a major movie franchise. Comcast’s Universal Studios has attractions based on Universal’s “Fast and the Furious” franchise.Either company would be able to expand its opportunities with Fox, though the theme parks have historically been able to reach licensing deals with rival studios. Universal, for instance, has rides based on Fox’s “The Simpsons” and Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter.” Disney has licensed Fox’s “Avatar” for its “Pandora” park within Walt Disney World. FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. 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