Last night, during Excision‘s inaugural Lost Lands Music Festival at Thornville, OH’s Legend Valley, the party got a little hotter than anticipated. During Destroid‘s Saturday night performance, a piece of the elaborate stage set–ironically shaped like a volcano–lit on fire, causing the stage to shut down temporarily. According to attendees at Lost Lands, the volcano caught fire during the dub-step trio’s set, bringing the scheduled music to a half at the festival’s Paradox main stage. Several festival-goers caught footage of the volcano set going up in flames: The fire was quickly extinguished and the stage has since been reopened for the remainder of its scheduled performances. According to YourEDM, Excision posted a statement in the official Headbangers Facebook group:“Headbangers! Destroid was lit!We were temporarily shut down due to a small fire at the top of the volcano. On hand fire personnel quickly had it under control and the fire was immediately extinguished. After approval from the fire marshal and the sheriff, we’ve started back up again and Zeds Dead is on stage killing it right now! Thanks everyone for your concern, Lost Lands goes on!”You can watch a video recap of the festival’s first day below, via Excision’s Facebook:
Liam Kearns’ side went down 3-17 to 2-10 in today’s provincial decider against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.The Premier County got off to a flying start – Jimmy Feehan netted in the first minute – but the home side’s superior class soon shone through.This was partly illustrated by the fact that Tipp didn’t manage any other scores from play during the remainder of the opening half, although it should be said that the underdogs didn’t make the most of whatever opportunities came their way. Kerry led 2-7 to 1-4 by the break – Paul Murphy and Paul Geaney got the Kingdom’s goals.Geaney also put one past Evan Comerford in the second-half.Tipperary did have a purple period during which Robbie Kiely got their second goal but didn’t manage to sustain it and never looked like denying their 78th provincial title.Kevin O’Halloran, who got his side’s first point from play in the 53rd minute, registered 0-6 of their tally and Michael Quinlivan, who’d been unwell the night before the match, notched 0-3.Tipp’s championship campaign will continue later this month in the qualifiers.
He carefully avoided the subject of PSG second-leg display as they lost 3-1 at home, by saying “I don’t want to talk about the past again”.“You know in Europe, there are eight to 10 clubs who want to win it: Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Munich,” he said.“But only one can do it. I think we have to continue to be the strongest team in France.”Herrera said he was impressed by the potential at PSG.“We have incredible players! I will also be there to help them improve, and make them better players.”Share on: WhatsApp Ander Herrera. photo via @AnderHerreraParis, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain’s latest recruit Ander Herrera said on Sunday that if he had to leave Manchester United one of the only places he could go was “one of the most beautiful cities in the world”.The 29-year-old midfielder, who signed a five-year contract with PSG after leaving United on a free transfer, talked to AFP the day before his new club begins pre-season training.“When a club with a big project, in constant growth, located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, comes to you, it is not very difficult to make a decision,” he said.“When you leave a big club like Manchester United, the only places you can go are those like PSG: the biggest French club, which has some of the best players in the world.”“I feel very lucky,” he said.Herrera was part of the United squad that knocked PSG out of the Champions League in the round of 16 last season.Asked what he had learned from that encounter, the Spaniard pointed out that PSG were without the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani but won 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg playing “extraordinary” football.
9 Sep 2014 PING Grand Final glory for Sheila and Pam Cheshire golfers Sheila Mcdonald and Pam Wiseley birdied their way to victory in the 2014 Grand Final of the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball at Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire.Pam chipped in once and Sheila holed from off the green as the Houldsworth pair (Image © Leaderboard Photography) amassed three birdies on their way to 43 points – and a one-point win in the competition.Their win was especially sweet because they came sixth in this event in 2011 and longed to do better. “We said it would be just brilliant if we could win it,” said Sheila. “We have such a tiny ladies’ section, of just 26 women, that it’s fantastic.”Pam, who is ladies’ captain for the second time, added: “We’re not getting any younger so to do something like this at our age is a dream come true!”They topped a packed leaderboard with the remaining prizes decided by countback. Three pairs scored 42 points and the runners-up were Debbie Birtwistle and Emma Kight of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire; third place was taken by Zoe Hartley and Charlotte Heath of West End, Halifax; and fourth went to Samantha Steward and Jane Gurney-Read of Weston Park, Norfolk.Fifth place was claimed by Lorna Morris and Mechell Di Matteo of Kilworth Springs, Leicestershire who scored 41 points, while defending champions Denise Page and Sarah Dawson of Willow Valley, Yorkshire, were sixth on the same score.The PING Fourball Betterball attracted an initial entry this year of about 16,000 women from over 900 clubs, which is a tournament record. The top 60 pairs in the country qualified for today’s Grand Final while the next 60 pairs went through to yesterday’s Plate Final.Over the two days, the handicaps of the players ranged from scratch to 34 and the pairings included identical twins, mothers and daughters, and a mother and daughter-in-law.One player took on the Grand Final challenge alone after her partner was unwell. Rebecca Watkin of Castle Eden in County Durham didn’t want to miss the day and she did herself proud with 35 points on her own account – beating almost half the field!The age range was wide, starting with today’s youngest competitor, 12-year-old Charlotte Heath of West End in Yorkshire. Her partner, Zoe Hartley praised her play – which helped them in to third place – and said: “It’s the first time our club has entered and we’ve had a really, really good day. We’ve loved it.”Most competitors wore their club colours and the most used word at registration was ‘Wow!’ when all the finalists were presented with a PING golf bag. The Grand Finalists also received a pair of Ecco shoes and a voucher for PING Collection clothing, as part of their goody bag. “Can I kiss you now?” joked one competitor as she signed in for the Grand Final. “It’s Christmas come early!”In addition there are also prizes for the leading six pairs on each day, with the winners of both finals each receiving goods to the value of £400. The winners of all club rounds each received a PING umbrella and the runners-up won a PING towel.New champion Sheila commented: “This competition is really nice, there aren’t a lot of things for women and it’s brilliant that PING and England Golf do this – and the prizes are fantastic.”Caption: Sheila McDonald (left) and Pam Wiseley with their trophy
The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that forward and team captain Jordan Wood has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s Player of the Month for November. Wood scored four goals and added eight assists in six games during the month to lead all BCIHL skaters and maintain his grip on first place in league scoring overall with 12 goals and 26 points respectively.He also helped lead the Saints to six consecutive wins, with the team’s victory over the University of Victoria last Saturday tying the Vikes’ record for the longest-ever BCIHL winning streak at 12 games. “Jordan had another tremendous month both in terms of his individual performances and his overall leadership of our group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “It’s become clear as we’ve gotten deeper into the season that opposing teams are putting more and more of a focus on stopping Jordan and his linemates, but they continue to get the job done and set the tone for us.”Woody is fully deserving of the award but it could just as easily have been Logan (Proulx) or Jackson (Garrett) based on the great months they had as well.” Wood put up four multi-point games during November, including a two-assist effort against Simon Fraser University on November 3rd that marked Selkirk’s first win over the Clan since the Saints joined the BCIHL in 2007. Selkirk resumes the 2012/13 season following an extended exam/holiday break against SFU on Saturday, January 12th at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Face-off is set for 7:30 PM.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 8, 2017 – Harbour Island – Romora Bay Resort and Marina in tony Harbour Island, the exclusive isle known for its pink sand beaches and multi-million dollar dollhouse cottages, broke its own record with back-to-back record holiday capacity. The marina and boutique hotel located on a sprawling four and a half acres of waterfront just reported its best holiday season ever, topping its own record year of 2016.“Last year, we were absolutely packed and I thought it can’t get any better than this – and then it did,” said Joe Dargavage, General Manager of the Harbour Island hotspot with its popular marina, two restaurants and family friendly atmosphere. “We had more superyachts than we have ever had in our history along with sportsfish and smaller pleasure craft. We had vessels that came from all over the U.S., the Caribbean and the Med. Folks, many of whom had been here before and some for the first time, had a ball. I don’t think there was anyone who did not know nearly everyone by the time they left. It was just a lot of fun throughout the holidays.” That “lot of fun,” as Dargavage put it, culminated in a New Year’s Eve party that was kid- and boater-friendly with a five-course meal, live music, a festival atmosphere and Junkanoo. And, said Dargavage, it “ended early enough for everyone to go into town for the New Year’s party that Harbour Island is famous for.”While the holiday season was marked by good times, good cheer and good friends, Dargavage says there is greater reason for celebration ahead. He called the response particularly reassuring after weather events in the region.“After an active hurricane season, yachts, megayachts and superyachts have been filling the marinas throughout The Bahamas,” he said. “That is a very good sign for all of us in the industry as well as the businesses that serve the boating and marina industry. For us at Romora Bay, the holiday season was a great springboard for the coming year and with our new restaurant offerings and still being the only place with live music three times a week, 2018 is off to a great start and looks like an exciting year.”According to Dargavage, an uptick in the economy, growing confidence in The Bahamas and the increasing desirability of Family Islands represent a trend that is also impacting property values.“Last year, 2017, was one of the best years in the island’s history for property sales in number of transactions and in property value.” That, he said, despite property values on the tiny 3-mile long island already being among the highest in the region with a 2-bedroom, 1,200-foot cottage easily commanding a $1.5 million price tag.“There is a trickle-down effect psychologically. As places like Albany and BahaMar come on stream, there is a perception The Bahamas is the place for the well-to-do and those who want to be where the well-to-do who could afford anything,” said Dargavage. “Harbour Island has something for everyone. It’s friendly, it’s quaint and it has an understated luxury so it really appeals to A-listers who want the exclusivity knowing it is an island where no one gawks and no one talks.” Related Items:
ADVANTAGE COMPUTING SYSTEMSCindy MikolMarketing Director 1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? Consolidating, outsourcing—we are a fulfillment software business so it’s a little different than some of these other vendors. They want to try to get more functionality in one place. They kind of want one stop shopping. More people are asking us can you just do everything. They don’t want to have a server and hardware people. They want someone to provide it soup to nuts. That’s what we are hearing.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We are trying to be bullish. We are working really hard to adapt to the changes in the industry and it looks like we can do it. It looks to us that there will still be a place for our kind of software—at least for the near future. I don’t know beyond that what is going to happen to the industry, but I don’t think it’s going to go away. We are certainly are seeing less new business opportunities than we have in the last five years, but business is still good and we are getting new clients. Unfortunately a lot of them are in Europe, but that’s ok. The clients are a lot more global. We have to be bullish on it. It’s our life blood!3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?Significant not in a good way was the drying up of advertising in the business-to-business market. That just cut off a whole area of clients for us. But people want more business intelligence and we work to provide information on that. That’s a trend.LITLE & COJames KeoghBusiness Development Representative1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? It’s too early to say that. It’s kind of hard to answer that. 2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. The publishing industry has a lot of subscription and recurring billing and we as a payment processor that specializes in pay commerce and helping clients with recurring billing with value added services that mitigate risk of losing transaction and publishing is a good niche for us because they have a lot of subscription models and we can help maximize their return on investment.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?The push to go digital; the continued push I guess I would say.SUPERIOR MEDIA SOLUTIONSBill WalkerCEO1.What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? They need to figure out how to balance their legacy business and their digital business. They are really excited about how Superior Media Solutions is helping them do so.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. It’s in my blood. I have been around it for so many years. My wife is the president and COO of Vance publishing and I am a believer.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?[It’s] the trend toward mobile, which in the magazine business means more tablet than smart phone. And the ability to expand the content that’s deliverable—integrating not only data, but other functions—functionality I should say.ATTIVIOKarthik Chelladurai1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? Actually we are here today to know their top priorities. We don’t know yet. I think there are certain areas where we can really add value like being able to monitor a brand’s intelligence—the information that is positively or negatively impacting a given brand, or being able to monitor a personality in the unstructured world of social media. Or how to you keep a handle on things since there are so many tweets and blogs that spread very fast.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We are bullish because there is a big transition to the digital moment. The digital consumption is happening because of the tablets and other devices that are in everyone’s hands. The consumption is happening and to be able to give them a personal experience when they consume digital publishing, that requires a lot of technology to provide that experience and this opens new opportunities for software companies like ours which brings disparate information together on one dashboard, so we are extremely bullish on the industry. 3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?The one thing that we are seeing a lot of is the ability to get a handle on social media. A company’s perception is good or bad just by people tweeting or writing about them. How do you keep a handle on that? In publishing I think that is a very big deal. THE MAGAZINE MANAGER, MIRABEL TECHNOLOGIESAndy Balch Vice President, Sales and Marketing1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? They are very interested in digital solutions and executing the multiple digital disseminating of their content and being able to do that with the resources on hand and trying to get some revenue out of it. 2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. Publishers have all the credibility in the world with their brands and their products and there is an opportunity to reach a broader audience whatever the platform is. 3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?I would say the proliferation of mobile devices and being able to connect off of systems with tablets and smart phones and enabling the sales team to be so much more productive. INQURY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSMarc HighbloomVice President and General Manager1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014?For what we do I would say its lead generation.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We’re not! Magazines have to do a better job. We were just talking about how Google changed up how they do their site and content is king, so if you are a large publisher and you have great content you are ok. But for everybody who is a small business now, Google doesn’t care about your key words any more; they care about your content. Magazines need to do a better job at providing content online and building their brand.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?For us it would be reinventing ourselves and providing more services for the magazine clients that are out there and integrating with other technologies that are more advanced. It’s keeping pace. We reinvented our systems and for the directories that we build for our clients we went out of house and integrated with more advanced third party systems. You can’t just build a single platform any more you will get killed. You have to integrate with Google, DoubleClick, and all these other technologies; otherwise you are dead in the water.CUMMINGS PrintingMark NakosSales Manager1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? I would say the top priority is looking to monetize their online/ digital presence.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. There is no substitute for good content. Readers and customers are thirsty for good content.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?It kind of ties into the first question; people are still searching for that magic bullet to make all the capital that they are investing with their online presence and trying to capture revenue from that. It’s the conundrum. People are throwing a lot of money at the space and not really getting a return for it.MERIT DIRECTDanielle ZaborskiVice President, Data & Media Services1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? They want smarter marketing. Everyone is vying for the same marketing dollar, so they have to be very smart in how they are spending those dollars.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. With many publications ceasing, it’s a different atmosphere. There are fewer players in the game and the smaller players are a little more vulnerable in terms of ad spends and exposure in the market place. The competition is fierce. It’s a different environment, but it is always going to be a viable channel. A lot of publishers are going online, but publishing is not going anywhere. It may shift to a digital forum, but it is by no means dying.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?Again, going back to digital, I think a lot of major publishers and smaller niche publications are trying to transition people to a digital version or shifting completely to an online only model—obviously with the mobile units being key. All industry data show that mobile and tablet readership is up and that is something that all smart publishers will key into in order to keep their business viable moving forward. MEICraig RothSenior Vice President, Sales1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014?They are still transitioning to digital.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We are bullish on the media in general. We don’t look at them as magazines, we look at them as part of the whole communications market place. They are all community experts and they are all becoming media agnostic and we are a supplier to that initiative. Thankfully we are very successful and our clients by default are very successful.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?I think the acceptance that information doesn’t have to be in the form of a piece of paper.DIGARATIKevin KennedyVice President1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? I would say the two major challenges that we are seeing that people want to solve are: Number one, how to you monetize things appropriately? And the second challenge would be, how do you distribute to multiple devices like your computer, your tablet, your smart phone, without having to use three different solutions to do that? Can I distribute to all those platforms from one place and then monetize across those platforms?2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. When I think about magazines I think about content. I think in terms of content rather than just in terms of magazines. It’s a point of gathering that will always appeal to like-minded people. I am still bullish on the way of consuming content in the way of a magazine is still going to be the way of the future. But we have to continue to evolve in how we distribute that content and get it into the hands of people and allow them to consume it in ways that are convenient for them.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?It’s hard to say because there are too many things going on at the same time—better ways of distributing content on mobile devices. It leads back to those challenges. I think the trend is monetizing on platforms like mobile.WRIGHTS MEDIAMichelle WolfNew Business Development1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014?The top priority is to generate more revenue through existing assets.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. What better place is there for people who are creating content, are protective of their brand and who better know the value of their brand? That’s a perfect market for us. We work with content creators. They are well aware of the value of their brand and how that brand can be leveraged to create extra revenue. 3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?For the 1400 brands that we represent, it’s taking those existing lists. Publishers are finally realizing not to give away those assets and to monetize them. The editorial is for the reader; the brand is for the marketer, really. We have gone from ancillary revenue to substantial revenues for a lot of our publishers and that’s a big deal.REALMATCHRod GarciaInside Sales1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? Creating new revenue.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We find that it has a readership that is very loyal and they haven’t really begun to monetize their audience. I also think with the shift to mobile there is an audience shift.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?The shift to pay for performance model, the evolution of e recruiting has changed dramatically from the inception of newspapers. It shifted from offline to online. You had your newspapers and job board and then you had your job aggregators and Linkedin and now you have more of a pay for performance model where your employers are trying to gage on one specific avenue to capture their job seeker audience rather than to pay for 20 different licenses and have it all over the place.IPACESETTERSKeith StrehleAccount Executive1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? Primarily [it’s] price point, making sure of quality and also concerns about the new DPA regulations.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We think there’s excellent opportunity for growth with the ability for email marketing. 3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?The changes in DPA regulations and also the FCC wireless regulations.KNOWLEDGE MARKETINGSuzanne DunhamRegional Director of Sales1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? It’s Integrated data—the ability to look at their disparate data across all their different audiences. If you think about how Suzanne attends the MediaNext conference, she also receives FOLIO: magazine, she also subscribes to the e-newsletter. The problem is all of that data exists in silos today and they are trying to figure out the best way to put them together. Looking at the demographics from a behavioral and textural standpoint and then enabling everybody across their organization—from marketing to sales to editors—to really leverage unified data and create a more stable and better partnership with their advertisers.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. Because, believe it or not, we look at it as one of the most innovative industries out there. If you think about how traditional magazine publishers went through a stage of digitizing their brands, they have gone from transforming their sales mythology, their partnerships and their technologies, going from being circulation centric to audience centric and that is a sweet spot for us because we can help publishers to look at their data differently and having a unified data base, which is different than its always been. So it’s a great spot to be in.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?I think it’s similar to these other two areas, the transformation in marketing methodologies [and] sales methodologies. I think in 2013 everyone is going from talking about how to leverage their audience differently to actually doing something about it. So we are seeing that as a trend, taking action to integrate data and leveraging their gold mine of an audience in a different way—a full 360 degree profile of their audience members.FRY COMMUNICATIONSCheri StrykerSales Team Leader1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? I would say cost savings and further revenue.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. I don’t think print is going to go away just like radio didn’t go away. I think that Fry Communications has a lot of sexy print to offer and we are continually investing in our company to make brands more attractive.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?We have something new. We have the Komori cover press. It’s one of a kind in the United States. I think it’s a big door opener for our company. It does special effects with your printing all in one pass. It does dye cutting, embossing, spot UV, foil and it really has helped our publishers stand out in the newsstand area and also in advertising.OMEDADon RossClient Service Manager1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? From my viewpoint it is how to manage all the various data that they are getting from all their various silos and products, whether it is magazines, newsletters, webinars, website activity and behaviors. How do I manage that?2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media.Content is still king. And magazines are just one delivery method, but it’s still a reliable one.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?You are probably asking the wrong person, I really don’t have a good answer for that right now.PUBLISHERS PRESSDavid MarxRegional Sales Manager1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014?Not specifically just to do better. They want to attract more ads, more efficiencies and look for additional revenue streams.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We are very bullish on the industry. It is still the preeminent media to deliver content.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?Looking for additional revenue streams using their content.LESTERLisa PistilliDirector, New Business Development1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? It’s building circulation and audience development and engagement within their own budgets, while complying with current audit regulations and government regulations.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. The subscribers still want to read content that is relevant and what I am seeing here is to getting editors and publishers to provide relevant and up to date content for their readers.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?The DPA changes and rules and the TCPA legislation were the most significant development—TCPA being far more important.NXTBOOK MEDIAMarcus GrimmMarketing Director 1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014? Cross platform publishing. The want to take their content to as many platforms as possible so that they can deliver audience to their advertisers and maximize the value to their advertisers.2. Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. We are bullish. Magazine publishers in particular—the niche magazine publishers—provide tremendous focused value for their advertisers. And while the Internet is a great way to do brand spending, the reality is that those advertisers who serve a niche business (and there are a lot of them) do best if they can find a magazine that serves their core audiences.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?I think that most publishers made the transition to mobile and tablet devices. Cross platform publishing has definitely hit the main stream. Those publishers who said a year or two ago that we are going to wait and see how it plays out are no longer waiting.STATLISTICSJohn PapaliaPresident, List Management1. What are your clients saying is their top priority this year and for 2014?Mainly, to be more successful, make more money and move more into the social media world.2.Tell us why you’re bullish on magazine media. Although it has to evolve, the magazine business will always be there. Human beings like magazines. They like the whole aspect of printed or digital content.3. What trend or development was most significant in 2013?I would say the whole increase or use of portable devices. Everyone is using iPhones and iPads these days. The exhibitor floor at FOLIO:’s annual MediaNext event is likely the one place to experience the full breadth of services for the magazine media industry. It’s also a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the market from the perspective of those who are on the front lines driving the changes in technology and adapting to what publisher clients—and their audiences—are demanding from the marketplace. Here, we present part one of a collection of commentary from some of the top media service providers straight from the show floor of MediaNext 2013.