ONE Championship announces own production and film company

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OnlineUndoFollowing the announcement of ONE Studios, ONE will soon be showcasing its first movie projects which are in the works for the last several months.ONE Studios will comprise a team of filmmakers and producers, with programming set to include ‘visionary epics’, feature films and shorter form TV shows, Sportspromedia has reported.Sityodtong has said that ONE Studios will provide a “major platform” for the series’ athletes “to spread their message and inspire the world. Ultimately, our formula for success is infinitely scalable across the world. Every country needs values, heroes, and stories. Through the power of media and the magic of storytelling, our mission is to unleash real-life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world”, he said.Also Read: ONE Championship announces partnership with MMA Global AssociationSityodtong said “Today I am thrilled to announce the launch of ONE Studios, the movie and TV division of ONE Championship. There are so many amazing and inspiring stories to tell. We will make world-class blockbuster movies and TV shows for the world. We have been working on our first movie project over the last several months, and I will make a huge announcement soon.“As the leader of ONE Championship, my job is to serve our athletes by giving them the brightest futures possible. There will now be more opportunities than ever for our athletes to achieve the life of their dreams, especially after they retire. Unlike our global competitors who sell fights, ONE Championship is on a mission to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. We don’t sell fights. We build heroes. ONE Studios will be a major platform for our heroes throughout their careers to spread their messages and inspire the world. My dream is to create the next generation of heroes around the world like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jackie Chan.”“Ultimately, our formula for success is infinitely scalable across the world. Every country needs values, heroes, and stories. Through the power of media and the magic of storytelling, our mission is to unleash real-life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world,” Sityodtong concludedONE Studios will distribute content globally via digital partners such as Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon, among others, as well as to existing 140+ TV broadcast partners around the globe.ONE Championship in March has signed a multi-year partnership with Star Sports and Hotstar.Also read : ONE Championship inks multi-year broadcast deal with Star Sports By Kunal Dhyani – April 30, 2019 Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business Cricket Cricket Previous articleJohri, legal team to be present if ombudsman summons Sachin, LaxmanNext articleSC directs Amrapali Group to reveal transactions with Dhoni Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) 2009 Presentation

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2009 presentation Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Donna’s Deals: 13 Secrets to Shopping at Whole Foods

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  It may be expensive, but it can be navigated successfully The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Whole Foods offers some great options for those looking for healthy food, but the joke has become that Whole Foods should be called “whole paycheck.” If you love shopping at Whole Foods,  try these shopping hacks we found at Domino to help your buck go further.1. You can sample anything: prepared foods, packaged grocery items, body care. Ask an employee in the associated department or at the customer service desk, and they’ll accommodate you.2. In line with sampling, the produce department will cut any fruit for you. They’ll slice up a pineapple or open a coconut.3. You can return anything. If you bought some raspberries that went bad after a day, return them. Food products don’t even need to be brought back to the store with you. Just bring your receipt and tell the customer service worker what happened. You can also return body care items after you’ve tried them. You can usually return something for store credit with no receipt, but if you save your receipts there shouldn’t be a problem with any returns.4. If you shop the store brand, Whole Foods 365 and 365 Organic, your bill will be comparable to a conventional grocery store.5. Pre-cut cheese in the specialty department can be re-cut. Just ask at the cheese counter if you’d rather buy a smaller piece.6. When a particular grocery, supplement, or body care item is on sale, the tag details the date range of the sale. Go to the store early in the morning the day after the sale has ended, and the sale tag may still be up. If that item rings up at a different price than what’s marked on the tag, it’s free!7. Conventional vs. Organic—want organic at conventional prices? Find the pieces of fruit that don’t have a PLU sticker. If a produce PLU has a 9 in front of the number, it’s organic. No 9, it’s conventional.8. Whole Foods offers a case discount of 10% off—even on alcohol. (There are typically 6 bottles of wine in a case.) This is also great for canned goods or pantry items that you buy consistently. Just ask an employee how many are in a case, and make sure to remind your cashier that you’re getting the case discount.9. Employees can place special orders for you. If your local store doesn’t carry a particular brand or product that other stores in your region carry, they can easily order those products to be delivered to your preferred store location.10. Getting lunch at the hot bar? When a dish is in a larger pan, that means it’s fresher. Food gets transferred to smaller pans as it dwindles.11. Get friendly with the employees. They are trained to serve you and keep you happy, but naturally, you’ll get a lot further if you’re polite. Don’t be ridiculous, but if you need something, just ask.12. If you’re shopping for a special diet (gluten free, dairy free, etc.), they’ve got printed out guides available at the customer service desk. Some stores can even provide a knowledgeable employee to help you with your shopping.13. Whole Foods has a lot of talent in the floral department, especially at city stores. They can make custom arrangements for you, and you can even have a gift basket made with specialty foods, chocolates, or body care items to accompany your flowers.In Central Florida, there are two Whole Foods Markets in Winter Park and Orlando. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDonna’s DealsWhole Foods Previous article5 things you should buy during after-Christmas salesNext articleWhat Kwanzaa means for the black community in the US Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Test Rugby Results – November 7th and 8th 2014

first_imgSaturday Nov 8, 2014 Test Rugby Results – November 7th and 8th 2014 While there were a whole heap of big Test matches taking place today, the stand out result occurred in Dublin, as Ireland upset southern hemisphere giants South Africa. Elsewhere, New Zealand won after a tough fight with England, while Australia edged Wales for the tenth time in succession.A quick look at the Test rugby weekend results:Japan 18 – 20 Maori All Blacks Canada 17 – 13 Namibia England 21 – 24 New Zealand Wales 28 – 33 Australia Italy 24 – 13 Samoa France 40 – 15 Fiji Ireland 29 – 15 South Africa Scotland 41 – 31 Argentina Romania 17 – 27 United States of America Georgia 9 – 23 TongaHighlights, clips and match reports from the big matches will follow in due course. Feel free to discuss the matches in the comments if you were able to watch them live. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

AMA to handle calls from Battersea Dogs Home’s DRTV campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 12 February 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AMA to handle calls from Battersea Dogs Home’s DRTV campaign  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fintan Bradley, Marketing Director of AMA, said: “I believe that in conjunction with our traditional service, SMS messaging will be of huge benefit to the charity, by attracting younger donors, and also making it possible for people to enquire whilst on the move.” AMA Charity Services is to handle all inbound calls generated by Battersea Dogs Home’s latest fundraising DRTV campaign, which begins 14 February.The contract was awarded to AMA as a result of a successful test conducted by the animal protection charity on satellite channels. The advert will this time be tested on terrestrial television.The fundraising team at Battersea will also be using AMA’s text short messaging service (SMS) for the first time. The campaign will encourage supporters to text in, expressing an interest in pledging support to the charity. They will in turn be contacted by an AMA operator to discuss the options for donation in further detail. Advertisementlast_img read more

Club polo sees huge rise in numbers

first_imgArlington Heights pitcher joins high school record books Katie Phillips scores in a polo match. (Courtesy of Katie Phillips) TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Dylan Thomas back from injury, signs with TCU ReddIt Kevin is a senior sports broadcasting major from Rockton, Illinois. He covers club sports for TCU360. Paschal Baseball sets high hopes for the season, conference play Facebook Kevin Peters Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Previous articleAlpha Chi Omega brings awareness to domestic violence with ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ eventNext articleStudents explore new library with excitement Kevin Peters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ printThe TCU club polo program has seen an unprecedented number of members join its ranks.The club polo team started in 2004 and is currently headed by Lauren Dungan, a senior criminal justice and Spanish major, and Katie Phillips, a junior political science and communication studies major.“We were a really small team in general,” Phillips said. “It usually whittles down to under 10 people. This year we have had 22 people sign on for the full commitment to the semester team.”This year also marks the return of the men’s polo team.“This year we’ve been able to recruit through two of our men who have been trying to get our men’s team started,” Dungan said.There is no polo team at the NCAA Division 1 level, making club polo the highest level of collegiate polo available.“We play the only polo teams that other universities, such as Texas and SMU, have,” Phillips said.The polo team’s home barn is Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, Texas. The team equipment and facilities are provided by coach Vaughn Miller, the owner of the facility.“Our coach owns 35 horses,” Dungan said. “We use his horses, his facilities, his arena, it’s all under him.”The polo team typically practices once a week every Sunday, but this year it has had to change.“This year, since we’ve had so many people interested, we’ve been hosting additional practices during the week,” Phillips said.The polo season starts in October and goes through March. Later this month, the polo team will fly out to California to play Stanford in an exhibition match.In November the team will host a competition at home called the “Fall Fandago.” In the spring, the team will participate in the pre-regional and regional competitions.“You have to play three teams in your conference in order to qualify for the regional tournament,” Dungan said.Dungan and Phillips both predict the season to go well.“We have the most experienced women’s team that we’ve had in a long time,” Dungan said. “We have a men’s team that’s grounded in players that have played previously.” TCU’s home field advantage: One of the best in the Big 12 ReddIt Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Graycliff Partners Announces Acquisition of Ballymore

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Graycliff Partners Announces Acquisition of Ballymore TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Twitter NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Graycliff Partners LP is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Ballymore, a designer and manufacturer of safety-centric equipment for use by retailers, OEMs, and distribution customers. Since its founding in 1945, Ballymore has grown from its origins as the first ever manufacturer of rolling ladders to a provider of a variety of safety-focused electric lifts, ladders, work platforms, portable loading docks, and other related material handling equipment. Through an emphasis on engineering, new product development, and customer service, Ballymore is able to offer premier products that improve workplace safety, reduce insurance costs, and improve productivity for its customers. “We are thrilled to embark on the next phase of growth with Graycliff as our financial and strategic partner,” said Bill Frame, Ballymore’s CEO and 20-year veteran at the company. “Graycliff’s support will be integral as we continue to expand our product line and cement our position as the go-to provider of safety products for our customers.” “Ballymore has an impressive history of innovation and a strong reputation as a pioneer in safety products,” said Brandon Martindale, Graycliff Managing Director. “We are excited to partner with Bill and the rest of the Ballymore team to grow the business both organically and through acquisition, while continuing the focus on safety, quality and partnership that sets the company apart.” Ballymore is the second investment in Graycliff’s fourth private equity fund, Graycliff Private Equity Partners IV LP. The current fund is a continuation of the firm’s overall strategy of making equity investments in lower middle market companies, with a focus on partnering with founder and family-owned businesses in the manufacturing, business services, and value-added distribution sectors. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP provided legal services for Graycliff. The seller was advised by Fairmount Partners and Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP provided legal services. About Graycliff Partners LP Graycliff Partners is an investment firm focused on making lower middle market investments, typically in manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution businesses. Through dedicated equity and credit funds, Graycliff provides capital for acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth and expansion. For more information about Graycliff Partners visit www.graycliffpartners.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005215/en/ CONTACT: Media: Caileigh Johnston Graycliff Partners LP [email protected] 212-300-2932 KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENGINEERING RETAIL OTHER RETAIL MANUFACTURING FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Graycliff Partners LP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 06:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005215/encenter_img Previous articleMoody’s Analytics Tops Four Categories, Finishes #2 Overall in CeFPro™ Fintech Leaders ReportNext articleNature Medicine Publishes First Study Utilizing NanoString’s GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler Whole Transcriptome Atlas Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 last_img read more

Donegal TDs have their say during Dail septic tank debate

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleCouncil accused of having an Ad hoc approach to Donegal’s DiasporaNext articleDonegal Inquest hears how man died having purchased morphone online News Highland Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Donegal TDs have their say during Dail septic tank debate WhatsApp By News Highland – December 1, 2011 Facebook Twitter Newsx Adverts The Dail has been debating the second stage of the amended Water Services Bill to incorporate new regulations governing septic tanks.Minister Phil Hogan clashed with opposition deputies about the costs that the new regulations will impose on rural communities.Mr Hogan accused the opposition of scaremongering, a charge that Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein denied.Sinn Fein described the bill as an attack on rural communities, with Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn saying people in rural areas are treated very differently to their urban counterparts:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/pod830tanks.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Fine Gael Deputy Joe Mc Hugh called for a new way of governance, saying that previous Fianna Fail led governments were too quick to comply with EU directives and introduce new legislation.He said the result of that eagerness to please is that people are now afraid of what may come next:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/jomch830tanks.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Spring Plantin’ at Pioneer Museum

first_img Print Article Published 3:00 am Friday, May 1, 2015 “The Rev. Ed Shirley will be here both days,” Kinard said. “He will portray a circuit rider and will be at the log church from 9 a.m. until around 2 p.m. Rev. Shirley will bring his guitar and play and sing and preach some, too.”A quilting bee will be a-buzz inside the museum and the weaver will be at the loom.Outside, the Master Gardeners will be “spring plantin’, and the Dutch oven cookers will offer samples of “what’s cookin.”“Of course, the smokehouse will be going both days,” Kinard said. “A food vendor will be on the grounds with hotdogs, French fries, funnel cakes, fried candy and snow cones. And the picnic area will be open for those who would like to bring their own lunch. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Next UpKinard said special activities are planned for the students, including seed planting, a variety of old-time games and a worksheet to guide them along the nature trails.“Don Renfroe will be here with his mule-drawn wagon and the kids especially like riding the wagon,” Kinard said. “We are excited to have Ann Dalton to tell stories at the Tenant House. She portrays a woman from the Civil War, and her stories are very entertaining.”Renfroe and Dalton will also be at Spring Plantin’ on Saturday. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Spring Plantin’ at Pioneer Museum “On Saturday, the blacksmith will be here and the Benton Brothers will perform in the morning hours. So both Spring Plantin’ Days will be filled with springtime fun and everybody is invited.”Spring Plantin’ Days at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $6.center_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content Email the author Everything will be coming up “roses” after Spring Plantin’ Days Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.The annual plantin’ day event pays homage to the earth, the sun and the rain and throws in things to sample and savor as well.“We have two full days of springtime activities and events planned,” said Seth Kinard, museum assistant director. “Friday is school day and we have 144 students coming from surrounding counties. However, the Friday Spring Plantin’ is open to the public also.” You Might Like Circuit clerk office gets budget cuts Pike County Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarborough fears state budget shortfalls may prompt additional personnel cuts in her already understaffed office… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s…last_img read more

City may criminalize calling 911 on ‘people of color for participating in their lives’

first_imgCamilla Hudson(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — One Michigan city is considering an ordinance that would make it a “criminal misdemeanor to racially profile people of color for participating in their lives,” according to local lawmakers.The proposed ordinance in Grand Rapids comes as part of a larger proposed human rights ordinance that includes further defining discriminatory practices and terms, such as for people with disabilities and of differing sexual orientations and weight.There have been a series of highly publicized 911 calls on people of color across the nation, which are often referred to on social media as #LivingWhileBlack.This includes a Smith College employee who called cops on a black student she believed looked “out of place” on campus and a woman who notified police about a group of people at a barbecue in Oakland, California. Last month, a black man in Colorado who said he was picking up trash on his own property had guns drawn on him by police.This includes a Smith College employee who called cops on a black student she believed looked “out of place” on campus and a woman who notified police about a group of people at a barbecue in Oakland, California. Last month, a black man in Colorado who said he was picking up trash on his own property had guns drawn on him by police.At a public hearing this week, Patti Caudill, the diversity and inclusion manager for Grand Rapids, described an incident in 2017 in which Grand Rapids police were called on a graduation party in a park, according to local ABC affiliate WZZM.“They had approval and permission to be in that park,” Caudill said. “The family and most of the people attending that graduation party were African American … was it because of bias? I don’t know.”The city’s proposal falls under the section of “biased crime reporting” in the ordinance.“No person shall knowingly or recklessly report to a City police officer, City dispatcher, or other City personnel that an individual who is an actual or perceived member of a protected class … has committed, or may or will commit, a crime, if such report is based in whole or in part on the individual’s membership in a protected class and not on a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity in consideration of all available facts and the totality of the circumstances,” the ordinance says.The proposal’s purpose is to ensure the “health, safety and welfare of the City’s residents,” the ordinance states.A 2018 letter calling for Congress to hold a hearing on “racially-biased 911” calls also noted the calls can be “costly” because of “the financial time and resources pulled from 911 operators to the protocol police officers must then follow,” according to NPR.Grand Rapids lawmakers may vote on the ordinance in the next few weeks, according to WZZM, and it could go into effect as early as this summer.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more