Beckham to go on U.S. tour

first_imgThe Galaxy will play Mexico’s Chivas de Guadalajara on July 24 and against Pachuca on July 28 and then travel three days later to play at FC Dallas, the only MLS team that will not see Beckham during the regular season. Sixteen of the Galaxy’s final 17 games are scheduled to be broadcast. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Adjustments were made to maximize David Beckham joining Galaxy in mid-July,” said Dan Courtemanche, MLS’ senior vice president of communications and marketing. “There was no major upheaval to ensure every team will have the Galaxy at home after mid-July.” The Galaxy will begin a four-game, East Coast road trip with the Aug. 5 game in Toronto, followed by games at D.C. United on Aug. 9, the New England Revolution on Aug. 12 and the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 18. Beckham announced his transfer to the Galaxy in January, saying he would move to the United States when his contract with Real Madrid expires June 30. The U.S. transfer window doesn’t close until April 15, however, leaving open the possibility that Beckham could arrive earlier if he parted ways with Real Madrid before his contract expires. After Beckham’s scheduled arrival, only the Galaxy’s Aug. 5 game won’t be televised on one of MLS’ four national outlets: ESPN2, Fox Soccer Channel, HDNet and the Univision Spanish-language channels. Each of the league’s 195games will be broadcast – a league first – and 113 will be at home, nationally nationally at least regionally nationally televised – most in league history. The season will open April 7. center_img NEW YORK – David Beckham will visit every Major League Soccer city after his U.S. arrival in mid-July, and television viewers will see lots of him. The former England captain likely will make his MLS debut Aug. 5 at Toronto, according to the MLS schedule released Tuesday. But he could don his Galaxy shirt for the first time in late July, when Los Angeles plays in the SuperLiga, an eight-team exhibition event between MLS and Mexican clubs. last_img read more

Delight as Ozzi returns home

first_imgOzzi had been last seen on Thursday morning in Keenaghan, Kilmacrennan. His owner, Lucinda Gorman launched an appeal for information as they missed Ozzi terribly and were very worried.Late last night, Lucinda wrote in to let us know he came home! He came back through the forestry, so he must have been lost while out exploring.A little bit tired, but otherwise grand!Lucinda even sent us some pictures of Ozzi getting some T.L.C. after his adventure into the wilderness!We’re delighted that this pooch is back home. Ozzi is getting plenty of T.L.C.!Delight as Ozzi returns home was last modified: August 13th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:found dogkilmacrennanozzilast_img read more

TONER WINS NEWMILLS 10K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgNew Mills 10k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 54 34.50 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C Ivan Toner, winner of the Newmills 5K.2 13 34.55 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.3 72 34.58 Paul Ward M40 Tír Chonaill A C4 84 35.03 Adam Speer SM Finn Valley A C5 95 35.25 Mark Mullan SM City Of Derry 6 27 36.07 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.7 12 37.00 Kevin McGee M40 Rosses A.C.8 34 37.37 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A C9 52 37.59 Jude O’Donnell M40 Individual10 33 38.28 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C 11 28 38.44 Sean McFadden SM Letterkenny A C12 17 38.54 Anthony Doherty M45 Milford A C13 101 38.54 Michael Louge M40 Rosses A.C.14 93 39.20 Tom Thompson M45 Finn Valley A C 15 90 39.55 Paul Cosgrove M45 Letterkenny A C16 81 40.16 Simon Ward SM Individual17 16 40.17 Niall Barry SM Letterkenny A C18 80 40.19 Martin McCrossan SM Individual19 71 40.30 Paul Russell SM Individual20 73 40.48 Michael Devenney M45 Individual21 60 41.09 Vinny Hegarty SM Inishowen A C22 86 42.13 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C23 38 42.20 Garvan Mulligan SM Letterkenny A C24 63 42.24 Frances Judge W45 Letterkenny A C25 7 42.26 Eamon Cush M45 Individual26 35 42.35 Noreen McGettigan SW Letterkenny A C27 78 43.29 Joe Boyle M45 Individual28 3 43.32 Ita Kelly W40 Lifford A C29 77 43.34 Charlie O’Donnell SM Letterkenny A C30 31 43.35 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual31 25 43.53 Kevin Greenan M50 Letterkenny A C32 61 44.10 Ben George SM Letterkenny A C33 66 44.15 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C34 22 44.17 Dara Dunne W40 Letterkenny A C35 88 44.28 Naoise Enright M40 Letterkenny A C36 85 44.41 Sabrina Mackey W40 24/7 Triathlon37 87 44.50 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C38 14 45.11 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny A C39 67 45.11 Jason Black M40 Letterkenny A C40 8 45.31 Noreen Bonner W55 Finn Valley A C41 94 45.38 Aisling Diver SW Rosses A.C.42 75 45.54 Chris Ashmore M45 Individual43 69 46.01 Anthony Farren M45 Letterkenny A C44 55 46.05 Andrew Leighton M45 Individual45 97 46.08 Kenneth Moore M40 Milford A C46 91 46.19 Seamus Morrison M45 Letterkenny A C47 15 46.41 Richie Raymond M60 Letterkenny A C48 4 46.45 Paddy Tourish M50 Lifford A C49 18 47.00 John Hughes M50 Letterkenny A C50 62 47.10 Angus Hunter M45 Individual51 59 47.18 Eilish Bell W45 Individual52 21 47.35 David Connors SM Milford A C53 76 47.47 John McElwaine SM Lifford A C54 24 47.48 Rory Brennan SM Individual55 6 48.02 Joseph Casey M40 Individual56 58 48.07 Eilis McClafferty SW Individual57 2 48.11 Paul McNamee M45 Lifford A C58 9 48.12 Kiera Duffy SW Individual59 89 48.18 Liam Ferry SM Individual60 11 48.24 Imelda Gallagher W45 Individual61 37 48.41 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C62 82 49.04 Claire Lynch SW Individual63 83 49.04 Chris Lynch SM Individual64 1 49.36 Philip Connolly M60 Letterkenny A C65 92 49.59 Cathal Roarty M50 Letterkenny A C66 36 50.07 Sean O’Donnell M50 Lifford A C67 29 50.44 Eoghan Gleeson SM Individual68 10 50.52 Mary Gallagher W50 Individual69 53 50.53 Sean McDevitt M40 Individual70 70 51.42 Noel McBride M50 Individual71 23 51.55 Brian Doherty M40 Individual72 57 52.08 Michelle Kelly W45 Individual73 56 52.08 Maura O’Grady W45 Milford A C74 30 52.21 Michelle Gillespie W45 Individual75 5 52.42 Liam Daly M50 Lifford A C76 26 53.19 Ian Melly M45 Individual77 51 53.32 Bridgeen Doherty SW Individual78 39 54.04 Hugh O’Donnell M50 Individual79 20 54.31 Edel Bradley SW Individual80 32 54.33 Kevin Blake M45 Letterkenny A C81 64 54.48 Amanda McGrath SW Letterkenny A C82 98 55.42 Ruth McCrudden W45 Letterkenny A C83 74 57.21 Siobhan Barrett Doherty W40 Milford A C84 99 59.38 Denise Anderson SW Individual85 65 59.55 Sinead McMenamin SW Castlefinn Running86 19 59.55 Loretta McNulty SW Castlefinn Running87 79 63.07 Eileen Morning W40 Individual88 96 63.12 Linda McGroarty SW Individual89 68 75.12 Laura McMenamin SW IndividualTONER WINS NEWMILLS 10K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalIvan TonerNEWMILLS 5Klast_img read more

CENTRA RUGBY CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL THIS SUMMER

first_imgUlster Rugby stars Jared Payne, Andrew Trimble and Ruan Pienaar get ready to pass some expert advice on to young players Joe McDermott, Dylan McDermott and Charlie Adams as they kick-off this year’s Centra Ulster Rugby Summer Camps.INDEPENDENT retailer Centra has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to bring summer rugby camps to Donegal in a few months time.It is expected to be the biggest series of rugby summer camps to be held to date across the nine counties of Ulster.Ballyshannon Rugby Football Club will host its summer camp in the last week of July. While Letterkenny RFC will be running theirs in the second week of August (see bottom of page for full dates).The camps, sponsored by Centra and its independent retailers, are expected to welcome almost 2000 young players this summer at over 20 venues across the province from 6th July – 28th August.The popularity of the camps have increased each year since its launch in 2008, with 1,892 taking part in 2014, this year will mark 10,000 participants who have taken part so far.Young players benefit from expert advice from qualified youth coaches with Ulster players on hand to give tips of the game, talk about life as a professional player and interact with them. The Junior Camps for boys and girls aged 6-12 years, which offers hundreds of children a first-time experience of rugby as well as the chance to develop existing skills in a fun and safe environment.New Junior Camps available to young players in the 2015 schedule include Letterkenny RFC, Ballyshannon RFC, Cavan RFC, Larne RFC, Ards RFC and Rainey Endowed School.Following their introduction last year, the three day Girls Camps, for 12-18 year olds, will make a return at three venues, while Newforge Sports Complex will once again host a three day Special Needs Camp.The more experienced Senior Camp will return to Ulster University at Jordanstown for 13-17 years old boys and girls with previous rugby experience, focusing on the technical, tactical, physical, mental and lifestyle aspects of rugby.Barry Willis, Rugby Operations Manager at Ulster Rugby, said: “This is a really exciting year for the summer camps as we get ready to welcome our 10,000th young player. “The camps are a fantastic opportunity for children to receive specialist rugby training and are open to players with a mix of abilities whether they are new to the sport or building on their own experience.“The significant support we receive from Centra as well as the continued success and popularity of the senior Ulster team all help to increase the volume of participants we have each year.“We are delighted to host so many enthusiastic young players each year and it would be fantastic to see some progress up to senior level,” he added.Nikki McDowell, Centra Brand Manager, said: “Ulster Rugby’s Summer Camps has been a great initiative for Centra and its independent retail partners to be involved with over the past eight years. “It is incredible to think, along with Ulster Rugby, we have supported the skills development of almost 10,000 young people throughout the Province.“The interaction from the Ulster Rugby players who visit each week really makes the camps special and with additional camps available even more young players can make the most of a week of rugby during their summer holidays.”The cost of the camps is £55 for a place on the Junior Camp, £35 for the Girls and Special Needs Camps and £85 for the Senior Camps. Discounts can be arranged whereby the same participant can attend a second camp and gain a £10 discount. The prices include a T-shirt, a boot bag, a rugby ball and a promotional code to claim a free ticket to an Ulster game at Kingspan Stadium.Application forms are being distributed to schools and rugby clubs across Ulster and are also available from local Centra stores. Parents can also book and pay for camps online. Full details of this year’s Summer Camps and how to book can be found on www.ulsterrugby.com/domestic.The 2015 Centra Ulster Rugby Summer Camps schedule is as follows: Week 1 –  July 6th – 10thDungannon RFCBelfast Harlequins RFCLarne RFCWeek 2 – July 13th – 17thCavan RFCWeek 3 – July 20th – 24thBallymena RFCEnniskillen RFCBallynahinch RFCWeek 4 – July 27th – 31stCarrickfergus RFCCity of Derry RFCBallyshannon RFCWeek 5 – August 3rd – 7thStormont PavillionColeraine RFCNewforge Sports Complex, Belfast (Special Needs Camp, August 3rd – 5th)Enniskillen RFC (Girls Camp, August 3rd – 5th)Week 6 – August 10th – 14thLisburn RFCLetterkenny RFCUlster University, Jordanstown (Senior Camp)Armagh RFC (Girls Camp, August 10th – 12th)Week 7 – August 17th – 21stRainey Endowed School, MagherafeltBanbridge RFCArds RFCMalone RFC (Girls Camp, August 17th – 19th)Week 8 – August 24th – 28thRandalstown RFCOmagh RFCCENTRA RUGBY CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BALLYSHANNON RFCCENTRA RUGBY CAMP COMING TO DONEGAL THIS SUMMERLetterkenny RFClast_img read more

THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANT

first_imgDESPITE claims from the Government junior Minister Dinny McGinley that reports of 26 jobs losses are ‘misleading’ it has been confirmed that 26 people are losing their jobs at Largo Foods in Gaoth Dobhair.And donegaldaily.com can reveal details of conditions of a massive €579,000 grant to the crisp factory owners do not include any guarantee on new jobs.Largo Foods has confirmed that 52 part-time positions are going at the factory on the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate. These will be replaced by 26 full-time positions, leaving 26 people out of work by the end of the year.These voluntary redundancies have, according to the Minister, been agreed with staff.However his claims today that 24 new full-time positions will be created as a result of this week’s grant from Údarás na Gaeltachta isn’t correct, sources told donegaldaily.com.Most of the money – no exact figure has been officially released – is to be spent on research and development of new products. But if that research fails to produce a market-winning new crisp, no new jobs will be created, a document shown to us clearly reveals.We have been told that there is no condition in the grant handover that Largo Foods has to create new positions in Co Donegal.It simply mentions the ‘possibility’ of creating 24 new jobs. Largo is not duty bound to do so.One insider told us: “The crisp factory provides vital employment in the area and we are glad of it; but the company must be more clear in its communications.“No-one is disputing that the same amount of work will continue but the bottom line is that 26 people will be on the dole at the end of this process. “And it should be made clear no new jobs come with this grant money; just a desire to create new positions. But it isn’t compulsory. And it’s not in the contract.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyTHE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANT was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANTlast_img read more

TAOISEACH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY SCHOOL

first_imgIt’s a red letter day for Letterkenny secondary school, Colaiste Ailigh, on May 12th next.Pupils of Colaiste Ailiagh with principal Micheál Ó Giobúin,Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to Donegal to open the school’s new building and will cut the ribbon the project at 11am.The school is considered one of the most modern in the country since it opened in September last year. Principal Micheal Gibbons and his staff will be busy getting the school ready for the visit of An Taoiseach. TAOISEACH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY SCHOOL was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste AilighdonegalLETETRKENNYTaoiseach Enda Kennylast_img read more

MCGUINNESS – “DUBLIN AND KERRY ARE GOING DOMINATE GAELIC FOOTBALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE”

first_imgGAA: Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness reckons Dublin and Kerry could dominate Gaelic Football for the foreseeable future due to the vast resources both counties have at their disposal.The two sides face off in Sunday’s All-Ireland final and it has all the ingredients to be another classic encounter between two counties who enjoy a fabled history against each other. Dublin are going for their third All-Ireland in five years having won the title in 2011 and 2013, while Kerry are aiming to win back-to-back titles for the time since 2006 and 2007.While McGuinness is looking forward to the clash between the two counties he genuinely fears for the other counties who he says will find it too hard to make up the ground to challenge.In his weekly column with The Irish Times, McGuinness wrote, “The more things change, the more they say the same. Kerry and Dublin is often described as the dream final. But whose dream?“What we can say is that the two best teams in Ireland have made it through to September and, in the immediate context, there is a really intriguing game of football to look forward to. “But overall, this championship summer has not promised much in terms of other counties breaking through in the years ahead.“All-Ireland final week is funny. It is the high point of the season and so much energy and debate is concentrated on the game and, for the two counties involved, it really is a fantastic time.“Normal life is suspended. But for all other county teams and managers, the next season has already begun.McGuinness also conceded that while his Donegal side had many detractors, he said he set the team up in that way so they could force their way in to challenge in the top tier.“During my time in Donegal, we had our detractors.“That was fine: people are entitled to their opinion. But I’m not sure that they fully understood why we set up as we did. It was in order to get our foot in the door so we could disrupt and challenge the top tier. McGuinness feels Kerry and Dublin are going to continue to dominate Gaelic Football for years to come and think it’s going to get increasingly harder for teams to bridge the gap.“I think that no matter what happens Dublin and Kerry will always field very strong teams. That introduces a sense of inevitability about the future.“The gap seems to be getting bigger. It is very difficult not to see Dublin and Kerry contesting many more All-Ireland finals in the years ahead.“It is so difficult for teams to break that trend. This is a big question for them to ask themselves this winter MCGUINNESS – “DUBLIN AND KERRY ARE GOING DOMINATE GAELIC FOOTBALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE” was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAJim McGuinnessnewsSportlast_img read more

More than 200,000 cigarettes later and Jimmy can taste his tea!

first_imgCounty Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh enjoys having a cuppa with Fiona Boyle, HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Advisor, who helped him quit smoking 10 years ago.This means, for him, that he has not smoked around 200,000 cigarettes in that time.And, on top of that, Jimmy estimates that he has saved more than €100,000 in the process! Jimmy’s advice to others:The following are his tips for others when thinking about quitting:· Relapse is normal and you can learn from it – if at first you don’t succeed try again.· It helps if you can get yourself mentally ready. · It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be –the hardest part was getting the thinking right.· Try not to think of it as a sacrifice and that you are giving something up – it’s more about taking something back as it’s the biggest favour you’ll ever do for yourself.· Seeing Fiona every few weeks helped because you knew there was someone else rooting for you and you didn’t want to let them down. Having the Carbon Monoxide test each visit also helped to keep you going.Jimmy first told his story to Donegal Daily last month and as a result several people have contacted Jimmy to say that they have been inspired by it.It goes to show that even though quitting smoking can be difficult, the more support that a person can get from the people around them and along with trained professionals, the more likely they are to quit. Thanks again to Jimmy for allowing his story to be told.If you are interested in joining the free HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service please contact Fiona on Tel: 0872514790 or Health Promotion on Tel: 0749104693.More than 200,000 cigarettes later and Jimmy can taste his tea! was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tony Award for SA puppet company

first_img9 May 2011South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company has won a coveted Tony Award for the life-size puppets that are at the heart of the highly acclaimed West End and Broadway play War Horse.The Cape Town-based company has already accepted the honour for the 2011 Tony Awards taking place later this year. The award was an exclusive one, meaning that no other puppet-making companies were eligible for it.Basil Jones, Handspring co-founder, said: “It was wonderful to be able to announce it on the factory floor.”The award will be presented to the company on 12 June 2011 at the 65th Annual Tony Awards ceremony.Another South African export, world-renowned playwright Athol Fugard, will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony.Horses at warThe life-size cane and plywood horses used for the play War Horse have earned the puppet company kudos for its contribution to the creative industry. The play has received five Tony nominations – for best play, best direction, best scenic design, best lighting design, and best sound design.The play, which premiered at London’s National Theatre in 2007 and started its Broadway run in April 2011, depicts the story of a boy’s horse taken by the British cavalry to participate in World War One. It is based on the 1982 novel of the same name, written by British poet, playwright and children’s author Michael Morpurgo.Jones said: “The roots of War Horse were in a production called Tall Horse that Handspring did with a Malian puppet company and which a National Theatre creative team saw in South Africa.“We had hoped the National Theatre would take Tall Horse, which featured a giraffe, to London, but instead they came to Handspring with a proposal to do work based on animals and war.”The horses were made by a team of 12 craftsmen using durable material to make sure the wear and tear of the horses didn’t affect the play during its running.The original set of horses lasted for 1 000 performances and didn’t need professional puppeteers to work them, although Handspring sent a puppeteer to help during the first season of the play.For its use of these magnificent creations, the London run of War Horse won an Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Theatre Award and the London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for design.Creative collaborationThe 30-year-old puppet company has collaborated with many innovative South Africans in the creative industry, including theatre directors Malcolm Purkey and Barney Simon and renowned painter, filmmaker and director William Kentridge.Kentridge, who has worked closely with the company, said: “Audiences see the puppeteers at work in pieces like War Horse, but you can’t stop yourself believing the reality of those horses, it’s kind of magical.“I think it’s fantastic that their years of work and their extraordinary skill get this recognition.”Kentridge and Handspring first collaborated in 1992 on a play based on German playwright Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck on the Highveld.Awarding theatrical excellenceThe Tony Awards were established in 1947 after the American Theatre Wing sought a way to award those who excelled in theatre.The Tony Award is regarded in the arts industry as theatre’s most prestigious accolade.The awards were named after Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer and philanthropist, who was the leader of the American Theatre Wing during World War Two and had recently passed.Although the Tonys were established in 1947, for the first two years of the awards there was no medallion to go with the award.The medallion was design by Herman Rosse in 1949, after the designers union, United Scenic Artists, sponsored a medallion design contest, and has been used ever since.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Pandora CEO Resigns As Internet Radio Service Sees More Losses

first_imgAfter more than nine years of leadership, Pandora CEO, President and Chairman Joe Kennedy has resigned, making the announcement during Pandora’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday. The company’s board of directors has formed a search committee to find a suitable successor, and Kennedy will stay in his current role until the replacement is brought in.Kennedy and Pandora wished to wind down their relationship on a positive note, citing milestones like 67 million monthly active listeners and 70% market share. But most telling were the company’s revenue and income figures. In fiscal 2013, Pandora totaled $427.1 million in revenue and $255.9 million in mobile revenue, with $125.1 million in revenue for the quarter that ended on January 31.While those numbers beat Wall Street expectations and represent record revenue for the company, it still wasn’t enough to push Pandora into profitability – and Wall Street doesn’t like it when a post-IPO company is growing but still loses money. That likely translated into Kennedy’s decision to step down.On that $125 million in Q4 revenue, Pandora took a quarterly loss of $14.6 million (9 cents per share), which exceeds its year-ago quarterly loss of $8.5 million (5 cents per share) on revenue of $81 million. Given the long string of losses, Pandora has been aggressively seeking ways to wring more cash from its subscribers, including limits on free listening and a fierce lobbying effort against royalty fees.(See also Pandora Remixes Its Free Listening Limits.) The Oakland, Calif.-based music recommendation service has had an up-and-down ride on the market since its IPO in the summer of 2011. Initially, Pandora opened at $16 per share and jumped into the $20s, but has since hovered just into the double-digit mark as the company scrambles to find ways to turn a profit.(See also Could Music Licensing Costs Kill Pandora? Ask Lastfm.)Despite the tumultuous relationship with investors, Wall Street seems to be responding well to Kennedy’s decision: Pandora shares jumped almost 20%, to $13.96, in after-hours trading. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#internet radio#Pandora#streaming music Related Posts center_img nick statt 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more