Ryan Seacrest is Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on ‘Live,’ sources say

first_img Ryan Seacrest’s former stylist alleges ‘years’ of sexual misconduct Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Ryan Seacrest is Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on ‘Live,’ sources say Published: May 1, 2017 9:13 AM EDT (CNN Money) Ryan Seacrest will join “Live” as Kelly Ripa’s co-host, jump-starting a new era in the morning television ratings race.Seacrest, one of the world’s best-known broadcasters, has co-hosted “Live” five times as a guest since ABC began the search for Michael Strahan’s replacement one year ago.He will be introduced by Ripa on Monday morning’s broadcast, two sources with knowledge of the deal told CNN.“Live” gives the former host of Fox’s “American Idol” a new daily platform on network television.The beloved talk show airs in many markets at 9 a.m., directly against the third hour of NBC’s “Today.” In the fall NBC is introducing a new 9 a.m. show led by Megyn Kelly, who recently jumped from Fox News to NBC.Five years ago Seacrest was seen as a contender for a “Today” show co-host job. Instead, Ripa and Seacrest will be competing with Kelly.“Live” is based in New York. Seacrest lives in Los Angeles, but he has a home in Manhattan, and he’s moving to New York to start the new job.Seacrest is already one of the busiest people in the media business. The new hosting gig will not affect other on-air and off-air roles. He recently renewed his contract to host red carpet specials for NBCUniversal’s E! network, for example.Seacrest will continue to lead his nationally syndicated radio shows for iHeartMedia. According to a source, the ABC building that houses “Live” will also have a new radio studio for Seacrest.Seacrest is already in business with ABC as the host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on New Year’s Eve.The hosting deal may open the door for further business deals with ABC’s parent company, Disney.The seat next to Ripa was coveted by dozens of entertainment and news industry A-listers.The search began when Strahan abruptly left the show for “Good Morning America” after co-hosting alongside Ripa for four years. Ripa was reportedly blindsided by the news. Strahan told her about it barely half an hour before the news leaked in the press.Since then, Ripa’s guest co-hosts have included Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Jerry O’Connell, and Fred Savage.Ripa took to Twitter on Sunday to tell her followers that she would reveal her new co-host during Monday’s show.Representatives for Ripa, Seacrest and ABC either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment ahead of the official announcement on Monday.center_img Author: CNN Money Recommended SHARElast_img read more

MoJ plans for discount rate change with call for evidence

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice is getting in position to change the discount rate applied to personal injury settlements as early as next summer with a new call for evidence.The government is changing the law on setting the discount rate through the Civil Liability Bill, currently awaiting royal assent. It has previously been suggested the current negative rate of -0.75% – supplementing payouts to victims – could be altered as soon as next summer.This deadline looks more realistic given the MoJ has now asked for evidence on where to set the rate even before the bill comes into law, and will close this consultation at the end of January.In a foreword to the call for evidence, justice secretary David Gauke says calculating the rate was a ‘demanding and technical exercise’ which must be set fairly and accurately. ‘Your contribution may make the difference between victims of dangerous driving, clinical negligence or workplace accidents receiving the right compensation and their awards being inadequate or excessive,’ adds Gauke. ‘Excessive compensation unfairly diverts money that could be spent on hospitals and other frontline public services and drives up the cost of insurance, particularly for motorists.’The call for evidence asks for information on investments available to and made by claimants, investment advice provided, taxation, inflation and investment management costs.The Civil Liability Bill provides that, in setting the rate, the lord chancellor must start a first review within 90 days of the legislation receiving royal assent, and must determine the rate within 140 days of the review starting. Subsequent reviews will take place at least once every five years.For the first review, the lord chancellor must consult with the Government Actuary and the Treasury: for the second and subsequent reviews he must consult with an expert panel chaired by the Government Actuary, and the Treasury.Insurers complained bitterly when former lord chancellor Liz Truss changed the rate in 2017 from a discount of 2.5% to the current -0.75%. The 2.5% rate had previously been in place since 2001.The government’s has previously said its evidence shows that the present system regarding the setting of the discount rate is likely to be producing ‘significant levels of over-compensation’.last_img read more

Southern train hot spots

first_imgBROADBAND internet access is to be provided on trains between London and Brighton under an agreement between train operator Southern and T-Mobile.One three-car Class 377 Electrostar EMU has been equipped so far, and broadband is initially being offered on six trains each way per day. The technology will be rolled out across 14 trainsets in the first phase. Installation takes around 30 man-hours per unit, and does not impact on availability.Nomad Digital is supplying Wimax hardware developed in Canada. Around 60 base stations will be located along the 82 km route to ensure high-quality coverage, although continuous connectivity is already available with 35 sites. A single roof-mounted antenna on each unit connects with an on-train server and WLAN. T-Mobile is marketing the facility as part of its world-wide HotSpot network. Free access is being provided in both First and Standard class during the start-up phase, but charges will apply from June. Download speeds of up to 1MBit/sec are anticipated.It is being promoted by window stickers and crew announcements. T-Mobile project leader Jay Saw said that take-up since the first unit rolled out on April 1 has been ahead of expectations. Ppassenger power sockets are to be fitted to the three-car Electrostars by Bombardier later this year.Southern Managing Director Charles Horton expects wi-fi to prove popular with business commuters, offering a further argument for using rail instead of car. A phased roll-out to other Southern routes could follow.last_img read more

Rail industry news in brief – January 2015

first_imgTajikistan’s Ministry of Finance and Ex-Im Bank of China have signed a credit agreement to complete the 40·7 km Vahdat – Yovon section of the Dushanbe – Qurghonteppa line by 2016. Indian Railways is planning to expand the use of RFID technology for wagon identification, following a successful pilot project at three locations on East Coast Railway with 500 wagons. Bayern railway agency BEG has awarded incumbent DB subsidiary Südostbayernbahn a contract to operate regional passenger services on a network centred on Mühldorf for nine years from December 2016. Siemens/Tver coaches are to be deployed on Russian Railways’ 3 217 km Paris – Moscow route from January 25. RZD says 200 000 passengers have used the service since December 2011, including 22 400 travelling between Russia and France. EE, O2, Vodafone UK and Bouygues Telecom launched 4G mobile services in the Channel Tunnel last month. Eisenbahnen & Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser is operating passenger services on the Rotenburg (Wümme) – Verden route on behalf of DB Regio, under a contract running for four years from December 14.last_img read more

Insightful romance/adventure novel launched by Dominican author

first_img Share 151 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Insightful romance/adventure novel launched by Dominican author by: – February 23, 2015 “A Face in the River” is the debut novel by Kristine Simelda, an American-born writer who has lived in Dominica for the past 20 years. The book’s heroine is a twice divorced, middle-aged businesswoman, Krystal Sutherland, who is bored with her conventional US job and lifestyle. When she takes a holiday to a wild and beautiful Caribbean island, she falls in love; first with the place, and then with a man. But despite her best intentions, the dark side of paradise casts its shadow on her dream romance as she struggles to find her role in an unfamiliar culture.Simelda admits that some readers may recognize Dominica in her story, but says that the novel could be set anywhere where cross-cultural confusion exists. “I wanted to address the high price of enchantment; the danger of going out on a limb in search of romance and adventure, and the difficult lessons learned while dangling there.”The author has initially decided to try her luck in publishing an e-book, but a paperback version will soon follow. “A Face in the River is a tale of tenacity, bravery, and foolishness set against a backdrop of spectacular beauty,” she says. “I am pleased with the feedback I have gotten so far: Those who have read the book have called it a rollicking good story that keeps them engaged from start to finish with never a dull moment in between.”This is Simelda’s first published full-length work, but her stories have already appeared in onlinejournals. In 2014, one of her pieces of short fiction, “Brother”, was published in “Jewels of the Caribbean”, an anthology of 15 stories by writers from around the region which also included Dominican Delroy Williams. “I was proud to have my story selected for this collection,” she says, “especially as it was cited as one of the three outstanding entries of over eighty submitted.”You can read excerpts from the book and order on Amazon and follow Kristine’s literary progress on her website: www.kristinesimelda.comlast_img read more

MPBL’s 2020-2021 season uncertain

first_imgHowever, Duremdes reiterated that these are all just plans. MPBL’s priority is to finish its Lakan Cup playoffs even if means playing in closed-door venues.      MANILA – The status of the 2020-2021 Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Mumbaki Cup remains uncertain. Some teams are opting to take a leave of absence.MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said he understands the decision of these teams to not ball this incoming season due to the economic damage brought by coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. “Marami kasing teams na tinamaan din nitong virus. May ilang teams na nagpadala na ng feeler na magte-take ng leave of absence next season,” said Duremdes on an Instagram live session with Cedelf Tupas.He added: “Napakaimportante nating malaman kung kaya pa ba ng team owners magpatakbo ng team. Kapag makita ng league na wala talaga, we might cancel the season.”  “Magkikita na lang ‘yung champion ng North at South sa National Finals,” he added./PN “We will limit the games, at magkakaroon tayo ng sariling tournament lang ng South at sariling tournament alone ng North division. Hindi na sila magcro-crossover,” Duremdes said. Another main plan which is subject to the approval of MPBL founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao, according to Duremdes, is a new format that would limit the games of the season. “Kung i–allow tayo to finish the Lakan Season without fans attending, yes. Four teams na lang yan. Definitely, kailangan na natin ito tapusin,” Duremdes said. ABS-CBN SPORTSlast_img read more

Donor Spotlight: Chad Bailey

first_imgThe donor spotlight of the month is Chad Bailey. Chad is a graduate of the University of West Florida and has a son who currently attends school at the university. Chad is a Gold UWF Football Founder and has made a gift to name the Bailey Family Champions Corridor in the New Gooden Center. Here are a few things he had to say about UWF:Q: Why do you give to UWF Athletics?A: I give to UWF Athletics because two of my biggest joys are athletics and UWF.  I really feel that our support is truly appreciated by the entire university, which means something to me on many levels.Q: How does being a graduate of UWF impact your giving?A: Earning my MBA and being a Graduate Assistant in Recreation assisted me in getting where I am today.  Couple that with the fact that I had two incredible mentors and teachers at West Florida in Bill Healey and Dave Scott, and I feel like the only right thing to do is to give back to the people and school that gave me a chance. Q: What impact do you think your gifts to name the Bailey Family Champions Corridor has on Argo student-athletes?  A: If anything it should show every student that with hard work, dedication and passion anything is possible.  Just 20 years ago I went from moving back home after obtaining my MBA at UWF  and living in my parent’s basement to now being the President of the Akron Auto Auction which employs over 255 people as well as the President of the National Automobile Auction Association which represents over 340 auctions in North America?  If this isn’t an example of the Great American Dream…I don’t know what is! I hope that every time my son Cole, who is a Freshman at UWF, walks by that sign, I have made him proud as well as my entire family. Q: What makes you passionate about UWF Athletics?A: My passion for UWF Athletics is their true “Commitment to Excellence”.  Earning over 101 Conference titles is a truly remarkable achievement and I am just glad to be a part of it in my own little way. In addition… I am truly blessed to have an incredible wife in Tracie, an 8th-grade son Caden who is truly amazing and to top it off, our oldest son Cole, who is currently a freshman in the Honors Program here at UWF.  I am honestly one of the luckiest men on the earth!  GO ARGOS!!!Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Direksi Air China Sebut Tak Akan Akuisisi Cathay Pacific

first_imgSumber: straitstimes.com Kendati RUU Esktradisi yang selama ini menjadi ‘biang kerok’ dari demonstrasi besar-besaran yang terjadi di Hong Kong dalam kurun waktu beberapa bulan ke belakang ini sudah dicabut, namun kabar terakhir menyebutkan bahwa demo masih saja terjadi di bagian terluar dari Negeri Tirai Bambu ini. Terlepas dari demo yang masih berlangsung hingga minggu kedua bulan September ini, nama Cathay Pacific sebagai flag carrier Hong Kong masih menjadi sorotan berbagai media – terlebih karena sahamnya yang terus merosot.Baca Juga: Bantu Cathay Pacific Lewati “Turbulensi,” Qatar Siap Tingkatkan Kepemilikan SahamPada pemberitaan sebelumnya, disebutkan bahwa salah satu stakeholders dari saham Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways siap untuk menambah saham mereka di tubuh flag carrier tersebut – dengan dalih untuk membantu Cathay Pacific keluar dari ‘turbulensi’. Dari pernyataan Qatar yang akan menambah porsi sahamnya, Air China menunjukkan gelagat yang agaknya tidak terlalu senang dengan ide tersebut. Tidak hanya Air China, Swire Pacific yang juga memiliki saham di Cathay ini juga menunjukkan sikap serupa. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Terindikasi ‘sirik’ dengan Qatar, pihak Air China pun melontarkan pernyataan bahwa mereka tidak memiliki rencana untuk mengambil alih kepemilikan dari Cathay Pacific. Pernyataan tersebut dilontarkan oleh direktur non-eksekutif Air China, Stanley Hui.“Sejauh apa yang saya tahu, itu (mengambil alih Cathay) tidak ada di dalam agenda, tidak mungkin,” tutur Stanley.Diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari Reuters (9/9), Air China merupakan pemegang saham terbesar kedua setelah Swire Pacific Ltd. yang bercokol di angka 45 persen. Air China sendiri memiliki saham sebesar 30 persen di tubuh Cathay Pacific, diikuti oleh Qatar Airways di angka 10 persen.Padahal, menurut para analis, bukan tidak mungkin rupanya jika Air China mengambil alih sisa saham Cathay Pacific di masa yang akan datang – mengingat saham dari flag carrier Hong Kong ini sendiri tengah jatuh-jatuhnya pasca demonstrasi besar-besaran RUU Ekstradisi.Menanggapi pernyataan analis ini, pihak Air China menolak untuk berkomentar.Baca Juga: Diterjang Badai “RUU Ekstradisi,” Sampai Kapan Cathay Pacific dapat Bertahan?Sebelumnya, saham Cathay Airways turun lebih dari empat persen per tanggal 12 Agustus 2019. Angka tersebut mendekati saham terendah perusahaan dalam kurun waktu satu dekade terakhir. Saham Cathay Pacific anjlok ke level 9,82 dollar Hong Kong pada sesi awal perdagangan. Ini merupakan level terendah sejak Oktober 2018 dan hampir mencapai level terburuk sejak krisis keuangan global pada 2009.last_img read more

Rabbits hop to victory in final

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES First-time finalists JAL Rabbits beat 10-time champions Chanson V-Magic 76-67 in the women’s final for their first title at the national basketball championships on Sunday.Natsumi Yabuuchi and Naomi Yashiro had 18 points each at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo for JAL. last_img

Boys basketball: Parkway downs Airline; Bossier, Plain Dealing win

first_imgThe Parkway Panthers, Bossier Bearkats and Plain Dealing Lions posted boys basketball district victories Friday night.Parkway defeated Bossier Parish rival Airline 73-61 in a District 1-5A game at Parkway. Bossier ended a two-game slide with a 55-37 District 1-3A victory over Green Oaks at Green Oaks.Plain Dealing routed Cedar Creek 62-35 in a District 1-1A game at Plain Dealing.Elsewhere, Haughton fell to District 1-5A leader Byrd 87-61 at Byrd and Benton lost to District 1-4A leader Fair Park 73-41 at Benton.At Parkway, Niki Edwards continued his outstanding play with a 23-point effort for the Panthers. Artavious Lynn added 13 and Juwon Johnson 11.KJ Bilbo and Robby Dooley led Airline with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Scott Jackson added 11 points.Russell Hedges/Press-TribuneNiki Edwards scored 23 points in Parkway’s 73-61 victory over Airline Friday night at Parkway.Parkway raced to an 18-9 first-quarter lead. The Panthers still led by eight at the half. Parkway looked like it was going to turn the game into a rout in the third quarter but the Vikings didn’t let it happen. Even so, Airline never made a serious run.Parkway (20-8, 5-2) is alone in second place in 1-5A, two games behind Byrd, with three games left. At Green Oaks, Kentrell Hardy poured in 22 points and Larry Robinson added 17 to lead Bossier to the victory.The Bearkats (12-12, 5-2) are tied with Booker T. Washington for second place in 1-3A, one game behind Evangel. Bossier hosts Mansfield Tuesday before closing out the regular season at North Webster and at home against Evangel.At Plain Dealing, Isaac Jacobs topped the Lions with 11 points. Chiner Long and Logan Allen scored nine each. Senior Tyler Allen came off the bench on Senior Night to score seven.The Lions (16-9, 7-1) travel to District 1-A leader Arcadia Tuesday with a chance to earn a share of the district lead.At Byrd, Ja’marcia Banks scored 19 points and Cody Lilly added 14 in Haughton’s loss to Byrd, which improved to 7-0 in district play.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWork From Home | Search AdsInternational Work From Home Jobs in USAWork From Home | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more