Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen Marilyn Monroe came out to Fire Island in 1955 to spend the weekend with Lee and Paula Strasberg, who were mentoring her at their famed Actors Studio in Manhattan, she famously remarked, “What a lovely place this is—it’s got water all around it.”But that wasn’t her first time on Long Island. In 1949 Monroe had visited the Town of Oyster Bay’s Tobay Beach with Andre de Dienes, a photographer friend who’d once been her lover in California when she was still using her real name, Norma Jeane, and struggling to get her footing in Hollywood as a model.Then she was a budding starlet and she’d come east to promote the Marx Brothers’ forgettable last film, Love Happy, in which she tells Groucho that she needs his help because “some men are following me” and he lasciviously replies, “Really. I can’t imagine why.”Marilyn Monroe was already one of the most famous women in America when she posed for Eve Arnold, herself a pioneering photographer, at a Mt. Sinai playground and in a nearby marsh in 1955.(Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos)In de Dienes’ pin-up photograph, Monroe was 23 and full of promise. Her troubled childhood in orphanages and foster homes were long behind her. A bright future lay still ahead.By the summer of 1955 Monroe had become one of the most famous women in America. Her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, was over, and she’d left Hollywood in a contract fight with 20th Century Fox. Her studio bosses had wanted her to do The Girl in Pink Tights. She balked and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions in New York.The image of her skirt billowing in the breeze from the Lexington Avenue subway—a still from the 1954 movie The Seven Year Itch—had become “the shot seen ’round the world.” Adding to the attraction was her 1953 appearance as the nude centerfold in the first issue of Playboy magazine, because the enterprising publisher Hugh Hefner had paid $500 for the rights to Tom Kelley’s nude photos that he’d taken of her in 1949, paying her $50 to pose on a swath of crushed red velvet.The news that the Hollywood star had been fully exposed broke in 1952 when Kelley’s photos turned up in a calendar illustration. Monroe showed her genius for self-publicity—and earned even more money for 20th Century Fox—by owning up to it. In answer to reporters’ breathless queries about what she’d been wearing during the shoot, she said she only had on “the radio.”At the Strasberg’s place on Ocean Beach, Monroe was sharing a bedroom with their teenage daughter Susan, who was about to appear on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank. There were “a lot of theater people” at that part of the island, Susan Strasberg recalled. “They were sophisticates, which meant they stared at Marilyn Monroe from a distance instead of staring up close.”Photo: Eve Arnold/Magnum PhotosOver the Labor Day weekend in 1955 Monroe was on the North Shore, staying at Norman and Hedda Rosten’s cottage in Port Jefferson. They were artistic college friends of Arthur Miller’s, who’d Monroe had been seeing since she moved to Manhattan even though they were both still married at the time. Late that September afternoon she left to do a photo shoot with famed photographer Eve Arnold, the second woman to join Magnum Photos, the world-renowned agency founded by Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson.Arnold, who was then living in Miller Place, took Monroe to a playground in Mt. Sinai. Monroe brought along three bathing suits and a copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, which she kept in her car.“She said she loved the sound of it and would read it aloud to herself to try to make sense of it,” Arnold recalled, “but she found it hard going.”Monroe had performed Molly Bloom’s sensual soliloquy to much acclaim at a small workshop at the Actors Studio. While Arnold was changing film, Monroe got the book out to read.“So, of course, I photographed her,” Arnold explained. Soon it was 5 o’ clock, the golden hour, photographers say. “The timing for the marshes was just right,” Arnold wrote, “the light soft and shadowless and ranging from pale yellow through deep saffron.”Monroe changed into a one-piece bathing suit with a leopard-skin print and waded in.“She was intrepid,” Arnold enthused later. “She stood in [it], sat in it, lay in it until the light started to go and I called a halt. She climbed out, covered in mud, but she was exhilarated—and giggling.” Later, Arnold would insist that Monroe told her “she had loved the day and kept repeating that these were the best circumstances under which she had ever worked.”An effervescent Marilyn Monroe manages to get a laugh out of her serious husband, Arthur Miller,in this series of candid black and white photographs taken in July 1956 when they were the most curious couple in the country. (AP Photo/Julien’s Auctions)Monroe’s career was nearing its apogee. In the summer of 1957 Monroe was married to Miller, who’d won a 1949 Pulitzer for his tragic play Death of a Salesman. They were living in a weather-worn farmhouse in Amagansett near the Rostens, who were renting a cottage in Springs. Also nearby was the abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, who painted Monroe for his series Women. The image, which Monroe biographer Lois Banner likened to “a cross between a grinning child and a screaming fury,” did not appeal to Monroe’s playwright husband but she didn’t mind. The married couple was in a hopeful phase: He was writing in his studio near the main house and she was cooking and tending her garden. And she was pregnant.But on Aug. 1, 1957 she cried out in pain. An ambulance rushed her to Manhattan where Monroe hoped that her own doctor could save her baby. He could not. Suffering from a painful uterine condition called endometriosis, she had an ectopic pregnancy, and it had to be terminated. She spent 10 days in the hospital, Miller by her side.The loss was devastating. When the season was over, they moved back to Manhattan, he ensconced himself in a book-lined study at one end of the apartment struggling over a screenplay that would eventually become The Misfits while she was at the other end, strumming a ukulele and crooning, “I Wanna Be Loved By You.”The next year they moved to a new house they had built in Connecticut, but they never could recreate the idyllic summer they’d shared on the South Fork. And Monroe’s happy times on Long Island faded into memory.
2 December 2011Anglo-African bank Investec and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are to establish a €100-million renewable energy funding facility that will promote clean energy generation and energy-efficiency initiatives in South Africa.The initiative is in line with the South Africa’s recently announced Green Economy Accord, a partnership between the government, business and trade unions that aims to create jobs by promoting the development of the country’s “green” economy sector.The announcement was made on Wednesday in Durban, where the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently under way.Investec to evaluate projectsAccording to an EIB statement, the facility will support South African renewable energy projects and energy-efficiency activities, with Investec responsible for selection of projects and subsequent investment.The €100-million will be available for disbursement to selected opportunities over three years from the start of the programme.“Each project will be evaluated by Investec’s sector specialists and credit committee, in accordance with additional investment criteria set by the European Investment Bank, to ensure that projects deliver sound environmental benefits and abide by accepted business, environmental, social and labour practices,” the EIB said.‘Could transform SA’s renewable energy efforts’Investec’s Fazel Moosa said the facility “has the potential to help the government and industry transform South Africa’s renewable energy efforts.“Investec’s significant global and local experience in project finance for the renewable energy space, as well as its current investment pipeline, were instrumental in bringing this deal together.”Moosa added that Investec were proud to be partnering on the facility with “the largest international non-sovereign lender, with a presence across the globe.”EIB vice-president Plutarchos Sakellaris said that ensuring reliable electricity supply and more efficient use of energy was essential for economic growth around the world.“Working closely with Investec the European Investment Bank looks forward to addressing energy challenges in South Africa,” Sakellaris said.SAinfo reporter
Tweets you can use to share this episodeSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industryClick To TweetHow many potential customers exist in your sales territory? Do you know?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:35 — 40.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS“Sales managers are one of the least equipped roles in business.”That is what Dave Brock says when he looks over the sales landscape. That’s one of the main reasons he wrote “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide,” available now on Amazon and other Bookstores. The book is formatted into easily digestible, short chapters that enable you to keep the book on your desk as a quick reference guide to the sales scenarios you face day to day with clients and with your sales team. In this conversation, you get a great peek into the contents of the book and what Dave hopes to happen your sales management because of it.Why Sales Managers Need the Sales Manager’s Survival Guide From Dave Brock – Episode #73Click To TweetSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industry.When the sales manager doesn’t know what he’s doing the entire team and the entire organization suffers. It’s an obvious fact, but what’s not so obvious is that very few sales managers have been adequately trained to know how to actually BE a sales manager. 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Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Tite’s decision comes after Neymar’s altercation with a fan at the French Cup final on April 27. The striker apologized for the altercation after PSG lost on penalties to Rennes, but that was not enough to keep the armband. Brazil’s coach has been under pressure since to take away the captaincy from Neymar.New captain Alves won Copa America in 2007, and scored a goal in the 3-0 victory against Argentina in the final. He has the highest number of caps on Brazil with 138.The right-back was expected to be Brazil’s captain during the World Cup in Russia, but he suffered a left knee injury that didn’t allow him to play.Brazil’s preparations for Copa America were halted on Monday, with players resuming training Tuesday afternoon.Brazil is in Group A with Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.ADVERTISEMENT The Copa America will be played between June 14 and July 7, and Brazil’s first match will be against Bolivia in Sao Paulo on opening day.CBF also said Brazil coach Tite informed Neymar of his decision on Saturday, the day the Paris Saint-Germain striker arrived at the national team’s training ground outside Rio de Janeiro. The soccer body also said Alves will only join the group on Tuesday, but was informed on Sunday of his new status.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTite, Neymar and Dani Alves have not talked about the decision yet.The 27-year-old Neymar was his national team’s captain since the elimination in the World Cup quarterfinals against Belgium in 2018. Brazil’s coach said then he wanted to give more responsibilities to the striker, who is under criticism from Brazil fans since his unconvincing performances in Russia. No. 1 Naomi Osaka finally starts her French Open on Day 3 Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brazil’s soccer player Neymar takes a rest during a practice at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian star Neymar lost his national team’s captaincy for the Copa America to veteran Dani Alves, in another move suggesting the striker will be under heavy pressure to deliver the title of the South American tournament on home soil.Brazil’s football confederation, CBF, said in a statement on Monday that 36-year-old defender Alves, a close friend of Neymar’s who plays with him at Paris Saint-Germain, will start wearing the armband in the friendly against Qatar on June 5 in Brasilia.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unityby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has called for unity after victory at Getafe.Pique, Barcelona’s third captain, sent a message to the board in the mixed zone of the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.”We have to be united, the fans and the board,” said Pique. “When one person doesn’t want to get angry, there are no fights. We know the club, we know the daily goings on, we know who writes the articles, even though they may carry another person’s name.”Pique added: “We want to compete, go out to play and not cause fights that don’t exist. We don’t want them to eist. Things can go better or worse, but we should be united or we’ll hurt ourselves.”
HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia Liberal candidate who was dropped over comments he made on social media in 2013 is apologizing for his behaviour.Pictou East candidate Matthew MacKnight issued a brief statement today saying he takes full responsibility for the comments on Twitter and didn’t intend for them to be derogatory or hurtful.MacKnight did not reveal the nature of the comments.But he apologizes to two groups that represent people with Down syndrome, saying “it was an immature comment” that not meant to be malicious.MacKnight was ousted as a candidate after campaign chairman Chris MacInnes said Monday he was made aware of “highly inappropriate” comments.MacInnes does not say what the comments were, only that they were unacceptable and run contrary to the values of the party.Global News linked to a photo of the alleged tweet, which had MacKnight purportedly calling someone an expletive and using the hashtags #downsyndrome and #stupidcustomers on May 28, 2013.
CALGARY – Canada’s competitive disadvantage with the United States is being reflected in lower spending plans by oil and gas producers, and Tuesday’s budget does nothing to change that trend, oilpatch observers say.In a report released Wednesday, Statistics Canada said capital spending to extract oil and gas will fall for a fourth straight year in Canada in 2018.Spending is expected to be about $33.2 billion, down 12 per cent from 2017, with the biggest declines in the oilsands sector where spending will fall by a fifth to $10.2 billion, the federal agency said, citing a survey of investment intentions.It said the largest spending decline is anticipated in Alberta, down 12 per cent to $22.5 billion, but spending will also fall off in Newfoundland and Labrador, by 31 per cent to $1.7 billion; in British Columbia, by 8.7 per cent to $4.6 billion; and in Saskatchewan, by just under one per cent to $3.9 billion.The numbers are falling because big projects are wrapping up and not being replaced, a trend that also points to Canada’s failing competitiveness with the United States, said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld in an interview.“The bigger picture is some Canadian companies are looking south of the border,” he said. “They’re seeing the bottlenecks in the ability to get product to the market, the lighter regulatory environment in the U.S. and the disadvantage in spreads between U.S. and Canadian oil benchmarks — all are reasons to devote capital elsewhere.”In Tuesday’s federal budget, the government said more analysis was necessary before considering tax cuts to match the U.S., which announced in December it would drop its federal corporate tax rate to 21 per cent from 35 per cent.“The finance minister says he wants to see evidence that Canada is losing its share of the corporate investment dollar to the U.S. and, if these numbers pan out, that could be part of the evidence that Ottawa needs to think about a response,” said Shenfeld.Canada had a tax advantage over the U.S. until recently but that has evaporated, said University of Calgary tax expert Jack Mintz, adding there was “absolutely nothing” in the budget to address the issue.The decline in spending is also being seen by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which estimates the industry will spend $45 billion this year, down about one per cent from 2017, and representing the fourth year of decline after $81 billion was spent in 2014. (CAPP’s numbers include spending on exploration lands and other costs that Statistics Canada doesn’t measure.)The four-year decline in oilsands spending in particular is the worst since the early 2000s and can be linked to uncertainty related to market access, the regulatory burden and competitiveness with the rest of the world, said CAPP vice-president Ben Brunnen.“There are jurisdictions around the world that are actively trying to attract capital. Canada is not one of those,” he said.Brunnen said U.S. tax reform includes allowing immediate 100 per cent deductibility for certain capital expenditures, a move expected to spur investment in oil and gas, liquefied natural gas facilities and refineries — high-cost projects that compete directly with the oilsands for funding. Canada allows 30 per cent deductions for similar investments, he said.Depressed Alberta natural gas prices and Canadian oil prices that haven’t kept up with increases in the U.S. are forcing Canadian producers to cut spending plans this year, said Jackie Forrest, senior director of research at ARC Financial Corp. in Calgary.She said adjustments made over the past several weeks mean that she is changing her spending forecast for 2018 from a decline of two per cent to a drop of five per cent compared with 2017.Patrick O’Rourke, managing director of institutional research at AltaCorp Capital in Calgary, said executives at the energy companies he covers are more frustrated with increased regulation, carbon taxes and delays in building pipelines than income taxes.He said Tuesday’s “do-nothing” budget failed to address any of those concerns.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.
“27 percent of these vacancies will need to be filled by 24,300 immigrants each year. That’s job ready, labour ready, trained, language ready newcomers each year.”The B.C. Labour Market Outlook estimates that 77 percent of the 903,000 jobs that need to be filled by 2028 will require at least some form of post-secondary education or training.The AMSSA released a report in September 2018 calling for action from the Government of B.C. to increase support for the integration of newcomers. The report provides a series of significant recommendations for investments into BC’s immigration integration system.Rosenberger says the next steps for AMSSA will be working with the Immigrant and Employment Council.“Our next steps around the multi-year immigration levels plan, we’re looking at bringing associations and councils together working with the Immigrant and Employment Council.”For more information on Immigration for B.C.’s Future, you can visit AMSSA’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon on January 22 focusing on Immigration for B.C.’s Future.The guest speaker for the event was Katie Rosenberger, Executive Director of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies.Rosenberger talked about the need for immigrants and said they will play a vital role in filling the Province’s upcoming 903,000 job vacancies.
Those discounts, which resulted in a 59 percent drop in the average price for bitumen-blend Western Canadian Select oil in the quarter and a 45 percent drop in the average price for lighter Edmonton Par crude, subsided to normal levels or lower in December after the Alberta government announced production curtailments beginning Jan. 1.The price chaos will make it difficult to read too much into financial reports, which are likely to show buoyant returns for those oil and gas producers that also have refining operations, said RBC analyst Greg Pardy in a research note.“Although fourth-quarter results will likely showcase the power of downstream (refinery) integration, we do not look upon them as indicative of the cash flow horsepower of our coverage group,” he said.“This point reflects the severe dislocation of Canadian oil differentials across the complex during the fourth quarter _ and downstream inventory distortions caused by the sharp drop in WTI. As such, we believe fourth-quarter results are truly backward-looking in every sense of the phrase.”About 25 operators who produce each more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day in Alberta have been affected by the government-mandated cuts.Analysts also expect investor interest in prospects for crude-by-rail shipments, as smaller differences between Canadian and U.S. oil prices make that shipping option less financially attractive. CALGARY, A.B. – Fourth-quarter results from Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies will likely feature some surprises, as well as revisions to forward plans, given extreme volatility in commodity prices in the last three months of 2018, financial analysts say.The parade of results begins Friday with Imperial Oil Ltd. and continues next Tuesday with Suncor Energy Inc.During the quarter, U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices fell 16 percent from the previous period to average US$58.79 per barrel, but Canadian prices were much more severely impacted thanks to discounts blamed on full export pipelines, according to RBC Capital Markets. “Given how tight differentials have shifted, a number of conversations on the near-term Canadian outlook have centred around near-term rail expectations as spot pricing appears out of the money,” said Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. analysts in a report.They added they expect rail shipping to continue at a good pace, however, because producers have signed deals with railways to add volume and will likely continue to use that capacity.The fall in world oil prices last month could lead to cuts in capital spending plans announced in the fourth quarter by companies including mid-sized NuVista Energy Ltd. and Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd., the report says.
The 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.To purchase tickets; CLICK HERE FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The list of nominations for the upcoming 100 Women Who Care Event have been published.These organizations have all been nominated by women who have participated at previous 100 Women that Care events. Through the nomination process, three local charities will compete for this funding which will help their programs and services. Presentations will be made at the Lido on March 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.– Fort St John Women’s Resource Society– Fort St John & Area Senior’s Care Foundation– Fort St John Hospital Foundation– BC SPCA North Peace Branch– Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT)– North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre Society– North Peace Justice Society– Fort St John Association of Community Living– North Peace Seniors Housing Society