Month: August 2019

first_imgFrance-based channel distributor Thema is to be the exclusive distributor for Lebanon-based channel Murr TV in France, Monaco and the UK.Murr TV offers a range of entertainment programming aimed at an Arab audience, including morning entertainment show MTV Alive, game show Lyrics Board, medical information show The Doctor, current affairs show General View and the Arabic version of Dancing With the Stars.Murr TV was originally formed in 1991 and after being forcibly shut down by the then Lebanese government in 2002, was revived in 2009 with a new look and new programmes.last_img read more

first_imgCable marketing organisation CTAM Europe is launching an executive management course with the INSEAD business school.The programme, described by CTAM Europe as an intensive, week-long course targeted at top executives and highly-relevant to the cable, telecommunications and media sectors, will run from June 23-27 2014 at the INSEAD Europe campus in Fontainebleau, France.“We are very excited about the programme and our partnership with INSEAD – a school that has more than 40 years of experience in delivering tailored executive education programmes to global companies through top-level international faculty. We feel that INSEAD faculty understand the needs, cultural factors, challenges and opportunities of their clients, and are therefore able to produce relevant research, material, cases and points of view to deliver world class programmes,” said CTAM Europe managing director Krisztina Homolay.last_img read more

Jo Lovell Scripps Networks International has confi

first_imgJo LovellScripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team.DTVE’s sister title TBI first reported Lovell had joined Scripps from A+E at the end of last year. Scripps said this morning that Lovell has taken the position of director of international programme licensing and distribution, EMEA.She will work out of Scripps’ London office and report to Hud Woodle, vice president, international programme licensing and distribution. He oversees sales of content from Scripps’ family of lifestyle channels, which include DIY Network, Fine Living, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel.Passion had been selling its content in recent years, but it took distribution back in house last year.“As our international program licensing business continues to grow, it is imperative that we establish a strong global sales force,” said Woodle.He added: “Jo’s extensive experience in TV distribution, particularly in territories across EMEA, along with her vast industry knowledge and keen ability to develop and cultivate client relationships, makes her a valuable addition to the team.”At A+E Lovell was senior director of content sales, overseeing programme licensing for their portfolio of channels including A&E Network, HISTORY, Lifetime, BIO and Crime & Investigation Network.She has previously worked in distribution at Carsey-Werner and Fremantle International.last_img read more

OTT video specialist Ooyala has teamed up with bro

first_imgOTT video specialist Ooyala has teamed up with broadcast and media infrastructure provider Qvest Media, allowing the latter to resell Ooyala’s products in the EMEA region.Customers can now purchase Ooyala’s entire range of products from Qvest Media, including the new Ooyala IQ data and analysis platform, which the company says can be linked with the customer’s business intelligence platform to enable optimised programme decisions.“We see great benefits for both partners. With its technology and services, Ooyala covers the entire value chain from video production, video management, playout, recommendation, SVoD, TVoD and AVoD to programmatic video advertising. Qvest Media knows the specific procedures and processes of broadcasters like the back of its hand, allowing it to integrate our solutions into their workflows and infrastructures in an ideal way,” explains Holger Schöpper, Regional Director CEU at Ooyala. “Together, this makes it possible to create a strong and promising partnership.”Peter Nöthen, CEO of Qvest Media, said: “Ooyala offers enormous potential for broadcasters and digital publishers to monetise their own programmes with additional OTT offerings financed through advertising. We are delighted to add another innovative company for broadcast IT solutions to our Global Partner Network in the shape of Ooyala and, thanks to the partnership, to be able to offer new digital TV services.”last_img read more

UK freetoair movie channel Talking Pictures TV h

first_imgUK free-to-air movie channel Talking Pictures TV has agreed deals with two of the country’s local DTT channels whereby several hours of Talking Pictures TV content will be simulcast on the local services each day, starting this weekend.The channel has struck deals with Latest TV in Brighton and Bay TV in Swansea via its media sales agency Media15.Talking Picture TV airs classic British movies on the Freeview and Sky platforms in the UK.Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Talking Pictures TV managing director, said: “It’s a great endorsement of the channel’s appeal that Latest and Bay TV will be including Talking Pictures TV as part of their daytime schedule. It also means we’ll now be reaching even more viewers in these key areas.”Bill Smith, CEO of Latest TV, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled Talking Pictures TV will be giving our viewers great British films every day, including local movies like Brighton Rock and Smokescreen. Brighton was the birthplace of the UK film industry and now Talking Pictures and Latest TV are bringing brilliant movies home.”Bay TV chairman Peter Townsend, said: “I’m delighted Talking Pictures TV is becoming part of the Bay TV programming mix, bringing our viewers classic British cinema every weekday in our matinee performance and all day at the weekend.”last_img read more

Sky has acquired 100 control Swiss OTT TV provide

first_imgSky has acquired 100% control Swiss OTT TV provider Homedia for an undisclosed sum, strengthening its position in the Swiss market.Homedia, which operates under the Hollystar brand offers a catalogue of over 10,000 movies and series, including The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory and Westworld for a monthly fee of CHF9.90. the service also offers transactional video-on-demand.Neuchâtel-based Hollystar also provides its service via TV platforms from telcos Sunrise, Quickline and VTX and online TV provider Teleboy as well as via retail partner Ex Libris.The service is also available via the Sony and LG smart TV portals.Hoolger Enßlin, managing director, legal, regulatory and distribution at Sky Deutschland, said that the acquisition would expand Sky’s presence in the Swiss market.Eric Grignon, CEO of Hollystar, said that being part of Sky Deutschland was good nws for Swiss sports, film and series fans. He said that the company would benefit from access to Sky’s rights portfolio, as well as its expertise and record of innovation.The acquisition is Sky’s latest push into OTT TV distribution internationally, following the launch of low-cost OTT services in Germany and Italy on the model of Now TV in the UK, and its recent involvement with Cisco in the creation of OnPrime TV, a service aimed at migrant and expatriate groups that is available in the UK, Germany and Italy.last_img read more

The Grand Tour season2 Netflix is still outpacing

first_imgThe Grand Tour season2Netflix is still outpacing Amazon Prime Video globally in numbers of active users, but Amazon has emerged as a serious challenger to its rival in the Asia Pacific region since the global launch of its service earlier, according to figures compiled by GlobalWebIndex.According to the research outfit, 20% of internet users now use Amazon Prime Video each month, compared with 37% who say the same about Netflix.However, in the Asia Pacific region, the pair are neck and neck, with Amazon Prime Video used by 27% of internet users each month compared with 28% who use Netflix.In other regions, Netflix holds a firmer lead, but to a varying degree. Netflix has the biggest lead in Latin America, where it is used by 68% of internet users to Amazon’s 8%, and North America, where it is used by 61% to Amazon’s 26. In Europe, where Amazon Prime Video has been available in key markets for longer than in other regions, Netflix leads by 25% to 11%, while in the Middle East and Africa, Netflix is used by 22% of internet users and Amazon Prime Video is used by 12%.According to GlobalWebIndex, Netflix’s top five countries by market share are Mexico, where it commands the attention of 72% of internet users, Brazil, Argentina, the US and Canada.Amazon’s top five are India, where it used by 45% of internet users, the US, where it is used by 28%, Germany, Vietnam and the UK.Amazon announced the global launch of its Prime Video service at the end of last year, and in June extended an introductory price offer that makes the service available for US$2.99 in areas where the Amazon Prime delivery service is not available.GlobalWebIndex’s figures were based on asking which of the services 34,078 internet users aged 16-64 outside China were using to watch or download TV shows.last_img read more

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is launching a new

first_imgSwedish cable operator Com Hem is launching a new cloud service, enabling its broadband customers to store files online for a fixed price of SEK59 (€6.15) a month.Com Hem Cloud enables the cable operator’s customers to upload, sync and share images and files via phone or tablet. It said the service could also be used as a back-up for documents on PCs.The new service is available to Com Hem’s residential broadband customer base without any additional contract commitment and can be purchased online or via the operator’s customers services reps.Joel Westin, product director at Com Hem, said that the cloud offering was unique in offering unlimited storage space for an unlimited number of devices at an attractive price.The launch of the cloud offering is Com Hem’s latest move into value-added services. The operator last month teamed up with smart energy technology provider TMPL to jointly offer digital services that include smart homes, energy monitoring, service provision and social interaction to Com Hem’s customers.last_img read more

Netflix is far behind other players in the India

first_imgNetflix is “far behind” other players in the Indian over-the-top video market, ranking fifth in terms of user numbers behind local and international rivals, according to new research.Ronny Screwvala, head of Indian production company RSVP, & Netflix’s Reed HastingsHong Kong-headquartered analysis firm Counterpoint said that local providers Hotstar and Voot ranked first and second respectively in the Indian market, followed by Amazon Instant Video in third place and SonyLIV in fourth.Star India-owned Hotstar and Viacom 18’s Voot have access to local and Western content and both monetise through advertising – with Hotstar offering a ‘freemium’ subscription and ads service and Voot opting for an entirely ad-based model.The research said that only 2-3% of Hotstar’s user base pay for the service with the vast majority accessing free, ad-supported content.It also claimed that in India just some 6% of Netflix users pay to subscribe to the service with the rest “taking advantage of ‘free first month’ trials through multiple credit and debit cards.”“So far, Netflix has focused on pushing its global content such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Master of None, Stranger Things, Narcos, Daredevil, etc., to Indian subscribers,” said Hanish Bhatia, a senior analyst at Counterpoint.“While it has made significant progress in adding regional content, it still has a lot of ground to make up on competitors. Players such as Hotstar and Voot have higher access to Star India and Viacom 18 media libraries. It therefore makes more sense for them to leverage their strength to penetrate the Indian market.”Counterpoint estimates that the India OTT video market is currently valued at US$280 million with 100 million customers and will grow at a rate of 35% year-on-year.last_img read more

The EBU will distribute live Ultra High Definition

first_imgThe EBU will distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), as part of a trial at the 2018 European Athletics Championships.The European Broadcasting Union will lead the trials in collaboration with five EBU Members – the BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, RAI and ZDF.Nineteen industry partners working across production workflows have also come on board to help shoot, process, record, and distribute footage of the event, which will take place in Berlin and Glasgow in August.The EBU said that the trial will involve the first live distribution of UHD content with both HDR (HLG/BT.2100) and HFR (100 frames per second, 2160p100).“Current state-of-the-art live broadcasts don’t exceed a field or frame rate of 50Hz in Europe, and HD interlaced (1080i25) is still the dominant broadcast emission format even though commercial encoders and TV sets manage up to 2160p50 resolution,” said the EBU in a statement.The 2160p100 feed will be used to derive two additional 1080p100 and 1080p50 signals. The former of these will include NGA sound in the form of 4+7+0 channel and scene-based beds, with four additional interactive mono object signals for two commentaries and two audio descriptions.Technology partners that will contribute to the trial include ATEME, Dolby, Ericsson, EVS, Fraunhofer IIS, Jünger Audio, KaiMedia, LG, NTT, Rohde & Schwarz and Sony.For more details of the trial, click here.last_img read more

Maximo Ibarra Sky Italia has confirmed that KPN ch

first_imgMaximo IbarraSky Italia has confirmed that KPN chief executive Maximo Ibarra is to be its new CEO.Confirmation of the appointment was widely expected after Ibarra resigned his position with the Dutch telco on Monday. KPN said that he had decided to leave after just over a year in the job for pressing family reasons and because of a new executive opportunity in Italy.Ibarra will report to Sky’s continental European chief Andrea Zappia, Sky Italia’s former CEO, and will be tasked with overseeing the launch of the company’s broadband offering among other things.Welcoming Ibarra on board, Zappia said that the forthcoming launch of the broadband offering over the Open Fiber network in Italy would allow Sky to expand into an area where the KPN chief has extensive experience.Ibarra has extensive telecommunications experience, not only as CEO of the Dutch telco but as CEO of Wind between 2012 and 2018, and before that as in roles with Telecom Italia and Vodafone Italy predecessor Omnitel.Sky and Open Fiber, the Italian wholesale fibre provider currently in the frame to acquire or merge with Telecom Italia’s infrastructure arm, struck a deal last April for Sky to launch a fibre-only broadband service this year.The agreement with Open Fiber will immediately give Sky access to a fibre-to-the-home network that is scheduled to reach the country’s 271 main urban centres by 2022.last_img read more

Her pieces focus on a wide range of themes from th

first_imgHer pieces focus on a wide range of themes from the domestic and personal to the political, and she renders her views in a variety of mediums.Why not come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with the artist and hear more about her journey from street artist, sign writer and illustrator to full time artist and social commentator.Your City, Your Art will take place on Thursday May 25th from 10.30-11.30 in the Tower Museum. The event is free and no previous booking is required for this open session.LOCAL ARTIST RITA DUFFY TO TAKE PART IN TOWER MUSEUM ART SERIES was last modified: May 19th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: LOCAL ARTIST RITA DUFFY TO TAKE PART IN TOWER MUSEUM ART SERIESTower Museum “The pieces are put on display and discussed in an open forum, which allows both art enthusiasts and those new to art, to reflect on the works and hear more about the artist, their life and their motivation.“You don’t have to have any previous knowledge and we hope that by giving more access to publicly owned art collections it will change perceptions and encourage more people to take an interest.”Belfast born artist Rita Duffy is the latest local figure to share her story, and she will talk about her work alongside one of her own paintings from the National Museums Northern Ireland collection.Duffy is one of N. Ireland’s best known artists who exhibits her work widely on both sides of the Atlantic. ACCLAIMED local artist Rita Duffy will be taking part in the next Your City, Your Art workshop taking place at the Tower Museum, a special series celebrating the very best local talent.The fascinating monthly workshops are part of the Creative Community Connections project, funded by Esmee Fairbairn, and organised by National Museums Northern Ireland in partnership with Derry City and Strabane Museum and Visitor Service.The series offers the opportunity to gain a unique personal insight into the work of some of the most influential artists hailing from the region, as Curator with the Museum, Roisin Doherty explained.“Your City, Your Art offers the opportunity for people to access and learn more about works from the art collection of the National Museums Northern Ireland and our own collection here at the Tower Museum. ShareTweetlast_img read more

Wanted man arrested in Derry over drug offences wa

first_imgWanted man arrested in Derry over drug offences was last modified: May 11th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Wanted man being questioned at Strand Road over drug and other offencesA WANTED man is in custody at Strand Road police station in Derry for questioning over drugs and other offences.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “Last night Police were out and about in the wee hours in the City when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. “It was was checked and had to be stopped. “The driver was flagged as wanted and arrested for numerous offences.“The drugs below were seized following a search of the person and later at their house…” derry city centrepolice stopPSNI FOYLESTRAND ROAD POLICE STATIONvanwantedWanted man arrested in Derry over drug offenceslast_img read more

POLICE in Co Derry are jubilant after seizing Clas

first_img POLICE in Co Derry are jubilant after seizing Class A drugs and a quantity of fireworks.The seizures were made followin a stop search of persons and a vehicle in Moneymore.Police say that inside the care suspected Class A and Class B drugs were uncovered. Class A drugsDrugs and fireworks seized in Co Derry searchesfireworksmoneymoreparaphernaliaPSNI “One arrested for a number of drugs offences,” said a police spokesperson.“Follow up searches at a property linked to arrested person uncovered further drugs and paraphernalia.“Also seized was a quantity of illegal fireworks.”Drugs and fireworks seized in Co Derry searches was last modified: July 17th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:center_img ShareTweetlast_img read more


first_img Tumblr Facebook Home Sports News Sports Jeff Alexander Resigns at Liberty SportsSports News Jeff Alexander Resigns at Liberty By Matt DigbyJun 22, 2017, 23:01 pm 1225 0 Mail Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Pinterest Twitter Linkedin WOAY – Liberty High School will have a new head football coach in 2017, as Jeff Alexander has resigned after 14 seasons with the Raiders.Under Alexander’s leadership, Liberty made seven appearances in the Class AA playoffs, most recently in 2015. In addition to strong teams, there were also strong individual performances for the school over the past few years. Quarterback Hunter Wright was a finalist for WOAY’s Football Player of the Year award in 2015, as was wide receiver Jacob Bailey in 2016.Liberty’s 2017 season begins August 25th at Westside. Previous PostCindy here later tonight Next PostGreenbrier Classic Field Continues to Grow Google+last_img read more

Tyler Barker Tyler

first_img Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Facebook Please do not bring sharps/syringes or medical supplies. RICHLANDS, VA (WOAY) – A local police department will be taking back your unused prescription drugs.The Richlands Police Department in Tazewell County will be participating in Drug Take Back Day.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10 am until 2 pm at the lobby inside the Richlands Police Department. Pinterest Twitter Linkedin HealthLocal NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Local Police Department To Participate In Drug Take Back Day By Tyler BarkerMar 28, 2019, 13:50 pm 630 0 center_img Tumblr Next Post2 ex-Defense Department workers get probation for thefts Mail Previous PostI-77 Construction From Bluefield to Princeton Set to Resume Google+ Home NewsWatch Health Local Police Department To Participate In Drug Take Back Daylast_img read more

NEW YORK AP — For the last two years they were

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James’ annual climb to the NBA Finals.Now that he’s gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones.They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference, which no longer has its longtime ruler and has plenty of candidates ready to replace him.“Top of the East is awfully good,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “It’s a different East than it was the last couple of years, that’s one thing, and so I would say that we’ll see. We’ll see how it all plays out.”It played out the same way the last two years. The Raptors went out weakly in the second round, swept by James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, before a banged-up Boston team put up as good a fight as it could in the conference finals before falling.The Raptors made wholesale changes even after winning 59 games last season, firing Coach of the Year Dwane Casey and promoting Nick Nurse, and trading DeMar DeRozan in the deal to get Kawhi Leonard. They are likely to be the No. 2 seed behind Milwaukee, and Nurse said they’re ready for the postseason.Leonard looks healthy, Pascal Siakam has blossomed into a Most Improved Player award candidate, and the midseason acquisition of Marc Gasol has fortified the interior. Toronto can play big or small and can match up with any style of play or opponent — even if James was still around.“When I say I feel like we’re ready to play, that has nothing to do with who we’re going to be playing,” Nurse said, “either first round, second round, third round, however it rolls out. I just feel good about who we are and I continue to say that as each week or even game goes by, that our sense of who are in that locker room continues to grow a little bit and as a head coach I think that’s what you want this time of year.”Toronto Raptors’ Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry, from left, talk as their teammates play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in New York. The Raptors won 117-92. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Stevens’ team is a little tougher to evaluate. Widely considered the East favorite going into the season, the Celtics are hoping just to beat out Indiana for the No. 4 seed so they don’t have to start every round on the road. Boston hasn’t put together consistency long enough to look like a team ready to meet its preseason expectations.But, at least the Celtics are relatively healthy. Isaiah Thomas couldn’t make it through the postseason two years ago because of a hip injury, and Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward were gone long before it last year. As long as the talent is healthy, there’s too much of it to count out the Celtics.“I think we’re a capable team that when it plays its best, when it plays together, has a chance to win,” Stevens said. “But I think everybody when you get to the playoffs is capable and has a chance to win, and it’s about who plays well on that stage.”APRIL FOOL’S DAY FOLLYThis is no joke: Two of the worst teams in the NBA are going to win Monday.That’s because the bottom four of the league will be in action against each other.Chicago visits the New York Knicks, who get a final chance for a victory on their six-game homestand. Phoenix hosts Cleveland later to wrap up the April 1 schedule.New York is an NBA-worst 14-62, needing a good final stretch to avoid finishing with the worst record in franchise history. The Knicks were 17-65 in 2014-15.Phoenix (17-60) has the worst record in the Western Conference, while Cleveland (19-58) and Chicago (21-56) round out the bottom four. The Bulls have lost four in a row, the Cavaliers five straight, and the Knick and Suns are on six-game skids.The bottom three teams will all have 14 percent odds of winning the draft lottery under new rules implemented for this season.OTHER GAMES TO WATCHDenver at Golden State, Tuesday. A game that could go a long way in determining how the West will be won.Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Thursday. Injuries may prevent a rematch of a good one from March 17, when Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 52 points and Joel Embiid answered with 40 points and 15 rebounds in the 76ers’ 130-125 victory in Milwaukee.Boston at Indiana, Friday. They are tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference after Kyrie Irving’s basket with 0.5 seconds left gave the Celtics a 114-112 victory on Friday.Final Four, Saturday. Just a two-game night in the NBA, allowing time to check out guys who might be there soon.Phoenix at Houston, Sunday. James Harden vs. Devin Booker has the makings of a high-scoring duel.FINAL FOURThe NBA G League is down to its last four teams, with both conference finals set for Tuesday.The Long Island Nets will play the Lakeland Magic in the East, with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the West. Both matchups, like all series in the first three rounds, are single elimination.The G League Finals are best-of-three.Both games Tuesday will be televised by ESPNU.___By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

In 2016 two Canadians had a novel idea They want

first_imgIn 2016, two Canadians had a novel idea. They wanted to welcome the first wave of Syrian refugees to Toronto — who had fled from their country’s ongoing civil war — by inviting women to cook familiar foods for family and friends in a pop-up kitchen.”It was key that we provided a space where newcomers to Canada could talk about their struggles integrating into Canadian society,” says Cara Benjamin-Pace, co-founder of Newcomer Kitchen, as the project is called.”It was a cultural thing, too,” she adds. “Syrian women don’t cook alone.”Together, the refugees cooked traditional Levantine dishes: fragrant rice and chicken with nuts, cucumber salad and a grain dish called freekeh. The women made friends, reminisced about home and connected with the community.Now, Newcomer Kitchen is bringing meals to displaced Syrian families in camps across the Middle East.It’s part of a partnership that started last year with GlobalMedic, a nonprofit focused on providing humanitarian aid to crisis zones. More than 500,000 meal kits have been sent to Syria and refugee camps in surrounding countries so far.Over 13 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to Marwa Awad, a spokesperson for the World Food Programme in Syria. Of these, 6.5 million do not have adequate access to nutritious, affordable food.The WFP and its partners are able to assist about 3 million people every month in Syria, says Awad. Other local and international humanitarian groups, like GlobalMedic, also play a role in providing food aid to the country.Benjamin-Pace and Len Senater, the project’s other co-founder, say they jumped at the opportunity when they were approached by GlobalMedic in 2017 to partner on a new food aid program.”Many of our women were in tears” when they found out about the partnership, says Benjamin-Pace. “It was the first time I saw a lot of them cry.”Originally envisioned as a temporary charitable project for a dozen women, Newcomer Kitchen has grown into a program with 60 Syrian refugee women on staff. The women earn $11 an hour preparing meals available to purchase ($18 for a three-course meal) and hosting weekly pop-up dinners for the community. There is traditional Syrian food, music and dancing.Still, the women believed they could do more for displaced families suffering in Syria.”We were definitely having an impact in Toronto, but the [women] we worked with wanted to make a more tangible impact on their home communities,” says Benjamin-Pace. “They see the news of the conflict in Syria and wanted to do more for their families back home.”GlobalMedic – which has provided aid to 60 disaster relief missions around the world — worked with Newcomer Kitchen to design a nutritious meal that would be familiar to those receiving it in Syria, says executive director Rahul Singh.The women refugee staff suggested meal ideas to GlobalMedic. Then the group attempted to modify their recipes to create a cheaper, non-perishable version. They settled on making meal kits of the traditional Syrian dish, mujaddara, consisting of bulgur, lentils and onions..Each meal kit feeds six at a cost of just 25 cents per person. The dish is not only a bargain, it’s quick: It takes 20 minutes to prepare.Donations from individuals and companies cover the cost of the meal kits, which are assembled by GlobalMedic volunteers. Some women at Newcomer Kitchen have volunteered, too. And a number of companies have also hosted team-building trips in GlobalMedic’s factory where they assemble the kits themselves, packing up to 4,000 bags an hour, says Singh.Once assembled, the food kits are sent by ship to Turkey, then travel overland to northern Syria or refugee camps in bordering countries. GlobalMedic works with a New York-based nonprofit called the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees to arrange transport and distribution of the food packets from Canada to the Middle East.Shadi Martini, director of humanitarian relief and regional relations at Multifaith Alliance, says the rapid preparation style of the meals has had a huge impact on internally displaced people in Syria.The Syrian volunteers back in Toronto, meanwhile, are grateful for the chance to give back to their people.”I’m so excited for this opportunity,” says Reshdia Almasri, a Syrian staffer at Newcomer Kitchen. “Finally, it’s our chance to help.”Jack Allen studies Russian and journalism at Princeton University. Originally from Manchester, England, he explores the relationship between food, culture and identity. Find him on Twitter @jackloganallen. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

first_imgLast updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:52 pmJon Elliott of MKE Drones LLC14559 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood Property owner: Shorewood Real Estate Group Tenant: Shorewest Realtors 24544 N. Oakland Ave., Whitefish Bay Property owner: DAS Fortress LLC Tenant: Apartment building, multiple tenants 34541-4533 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood Property owner: Wired Oakland LLC, registered to Blair Williams Tenant: Indulgence Chocolatiers, Performance Running 44518 N. Oakland Ave., ShorewoodProperty owner: Winder Real Estate Development Inc., Blair WilliamsTenant: North Star American Bistro 54500-4518 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood Property Owner: Winder Real Estate Development Inc., Blair Williams Tenant: Colectivo Coffee64515 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee Property Owner: Windermere PropertiesTenant: Three Lions Pub, Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar74501-4503 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood Property owner: Donald M. Wiesner Tenant: No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, The Establishment Salon81717 E. Kensington Blvd.Property owner: Vallis LLCTenant: Metropolitan apartments Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgSeth MeyersLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pmLate night talk show host Seth Meyers will headline Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2019, an annual fundraiser organized by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.Seth MeyersMeyers, the host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers show, will perform Jan. 12 at the Pabst Theater. The fundraiser benefits programs at the JCC and partner beneficiary Running Rebels. It will be the seventh annual presentation of Laugh It Up Milwaukee.  “The JCC believes in partnership and the power of community as we see so many of our neighbors and friends experiencing challenges in their lives,” said Mark Shapiro, president and CEO of the JCC. “This year, together with Running Rebels, we’re focused on ensuring that our community’s youth can grow up and thrive – mentally and physically – in healthy, safe neighborhoods.”Meyers performed at the inaugural Laugh It Up Milwaukee in 2012. Other headliners have included Susie Essman and Richard Lewis, Martin Short, Howie Mandel, Patton Oswalt and Wayne Brady.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $500,000 for programs that combat cancer, bullying, hunger and intolerance.Tickets will go on sale Nov. 30 on the JCC website. Prices range from $45 to $95. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more