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Music royalties firm Round Hill plots London listing

first_img Tags: IPOs (Getty Images) Music royalties firm Round Hill plots London listing “Round Hill as a business has carefully created a catalogue of songs that are timeless and high quality and we look forward to having the opportunity to develop and diversify the business further as a listed entity in London.” whatsapp “The prospect of offering investors the opportunity to potentially own a seed portfolio comprised of a flagship collection of Round Hill’s assets that has been carefully curated by our team over the past decade is very exciting,” he said. The company invests in songwriters’ rights to songs and seeks to generate additional revenue from royalties by placing the music in films, TV shows and adverts. The catalogues consist of more than 120,000 songs by artists including The Beatles, Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and Katy Perry. Founded in 2010, Round Hill is an owner and operator of music copyright properties and the seventh largest music company in the US. Share whatsapp Tuesday 13 October 2020 8:33 amcenter_img (Getty Images) Also Read: Music royalties firm Round Hill plots London listing The newly-incorporated company will offer fresh competition to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a music royalties investment firm led by Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rogers. Round Hill, which will list on the specialist fund segment of the London Stock Exchange, has so far raised more than $175m of net royalty income. The New York-headquartered group said it has identified a portfolio of catalogues that it intends to acquire with the proceeds of the float. Music royalties firm Round Hill today said it is planning to raise $375m (£288m) through a listing on the London Stock Exchange. Songs funds offer savvy investors the chance to cash in new sources of income through streaming platforms such as Spotify, Youtube and Tiktok. (Getty Images) Also Read: Music royalties firm Round Hill plots London listing Show Comments ▼ James Warrington Guernsey-based Round Hill Music Royalty Fund said it was targeting annual returns of between nine and 11 per cent through its investment in music intellectual property. Round Hill chief executive Josh Gruss said the company was “delighted” at the prospect of listing in London.last_img read more

BREAKING: 2019 Ploughing Championships location revealed

first_img WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home News BREAKING: 2019 Ploughing Championships location revealed News Twitter Community Previous articleGardai detect driver in Laois speeding on European Day Without a Road DeathNext articleExtremely popular Mountrath Pub to close this weekend Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter National Ploughing Championships The site for the 2019 Ploughing Championships appears to have been confirmed by local politicians.Fine Gael Carlow-Kilkenny TD Pat Deering let the cat out of the bag while speaking to Midlands 103 on site in Screggan, Co. Offaly this afternoon.It is off to Carlow by the sounds of it.“It’s a good location and a lot of work has been done”, he said.“From talking to people who are directly involved in identifying the actual site and bringing local farmers and organisations on board… my understanding is that a lot of work has been done.”Laois TD Brian Stanley expressed his disappointment that the Ploughing would be moving from the Laois-Offaly constituency.He said: “I will be going to it no matter where it is but I would have liked to have seen it staying in the constituency.“I would have loved to have seen it back in Ratheniska in Laois.“I think that is a great site, a dry site with easy access to it. It is just a pity it is moving out of the constituency.“But look it is not moving 100 miles away. It is in Co Carlow – our neighbouring county.”SEE ALSO – Laois County Council to vote on Gemma O’Doherty Presidential nomination Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 20th September 2018 BREAKING: 2019 Ploughing Championships location revealed Community Council Facebook TAGSNational Ploughing Championships Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

New CU Army ROTC commander served three tours in Iraq

first_imgCategories:AcademicsCampus Community Published: Sept. 8, 2011 In 2003, shortly after arriving in Iraq, an anti-tank mine blew off Army Maj. David Rozelle’s right foot and part of his leg below the knee. Today, after three combat tours in Iraq — two of which came after his injury — Rozelle is the new commanding officer of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Army ROTC program.”I couldn’t imagine doing anything else right now,” Rozelle said. “I love training soldiers and being with soldiers, especially these young leaders here at CU who are going to be great officers.”Rozelle’s introduction to the Army began as an ROTC cadet at Davidson College in North Carolina, where he graduated in 1995. After his commissioning, Rozelle served in a number of armor and cavalry assignments before 2001 when he received his orders to report to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs for his first day of duty with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.”9/11 is a special day for me, it’s the day I reported for duty at Fort Carson,” Rozelle said. “A decade later, I’ve gone to war, had my leg blown off, recovered, went back to war a second and third time, and now have come to the University of Colorado to lead and train some of the best officers in the Army. The last 10 years have been a heck of a ride.”Rozelle started at CU-Boulder in May of this year.After his 2003 injury, Rozelle was determined not to let the wound define him, and instead vowed to return to service in Iraq. Once his wound healed, he dove into rehabilitation and was fitted with an artificial foot and leg that he wears today. Not only can he walk and run but he also returned to his favorite sport, skiing, just months after his injury. He also returned to Iraq for two additional tours.”I didn’t let that landmine injury define me, I made it so my recovery from the landmine injury and my return to war was what defined me,” he said.When it comes to his injury, Rozelle said not only are his students interested, but they’re infatuated with it.”One of the things I learned eight years ago when I went back to my unit and served again in Iraq was that without meaning to, I was inspiring everybody around me,” he said. “When the cadets are out running and they see me running with them, it’s definitely clear that I’m not going to let them lag behind. It is a motivation for the kids.”At the same time, it’s also a reminder of the reality of war. I can tell them stories of war because I’ve been there. I’m the old salty pirate back from the sea, missing a leg, so they pay attention.”Not only did 9/11 and the wars that followed change the way we fight wars, it also changed the way the Army thinks and the way it trains, according to Rozelle.”Before 9/11 officers in training went into the Army with basic core skills and then the Army provided the on-the-job training,” he said. “After 9/11, your on-the-job training is in Iraq or Afghanistan, so we have to compress a lot more training here in the ROTC phase. The reality is we need leaders now, there’s no time to make them after they graduate.”One area Rozelle hammers home with his students is the need to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills — skills they will use every day as an officer.”I also require my soldiers to journal, because they have to be able to accurately record activities in the field, things they saw that were good or bad, so they can remember them and learn from them,” he said.Rozelle wrote about his experiences in a 2005 book titled “Back in Action: An American Soldier’s Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude.”Rozelle will be recognized as a veteran of the Iraq War during the CU vs. Cal-Berkeley football game on Saturday, Sept. 10.-CU- Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Maj. David Rozellelast_img read more

Original Hot Dog on a Stick to be demolished and rebuilt

first_imgHomeFeaturedOriginal Hot Dog on a Stick to be demolished and rebuilt Jul. 20, 2019 at 5:25 amFeaturedFoodNewsOriginal Hot Dog on a Stick to be demolished and rebuiltGuest Author2 years agohot dog on a stickrestaurantSanta Monica Following bankruptcy, Hot Dog on a Stick’s flagship location is finally getting a makeover.Santa Monica’s Hot Dog on a Stick has plans to demolish and rebuild a new beach-side stand this fall, according to Beach Manager Judith Meister. The remodel, which proposes a storefront five feet wider than the current structure, should begin by November and will finish within four to five months. Founded by David Barham in 1945, Hot Dog on a Stick, first called Party Puffs, now sits on land operated by City Hall. Renovations were going to begin 2009, when architects designed a structure that would look nearly identical to the current stand. All necessary city permits had been collected when, in 2014, Hot Dog on a Stick declared bankruptcy. “This location had always been very profitable,” said Meister. “But I think they expanded into malls, and they over expanded.” According to Daily Press archives, the company had been employee-owned since 1991, when Barham died. After the business was bought by the Atlanta-based management firm, Global Franchise Group, the permits were collected a second time but those also expired and officials are now in the process of reauthorizing the work. Meister, who began working for the city in 1983 after the pier collapsed, remembers almost every change made to the row of beach-front businesses. “When the pier went down, it took a while to rebuild and revitalize it, and the area around the pier wasn’t very busy,” Meister said. “Hot Dog on a Stick was always a draw. It represents a lot about what Santa Monica Beach has always been: very inviting and accessible to a lot of people.”Until the 1960’s, Muscle Beach brought lines of customers to the fast-food stand. Renovations to Ocean Front Walk in the 90’s welcomed new establishments and business picked back up. Part of this latest renovation includes preserving Hot Dog on a Stick’s famous storefront.“The space will look substantially like the current building, on the outside,” said Stephen Thomas, Executive Vice President from Global Franchise Group. “It was important to us to respect the history that the Muscle Beach location has for us.” Rather than using the standard Hot Dog on a stick logo sign on the building, Thomas said designs include a recreation of the current sign. The space will include a more energy efficient, updated facility compliant with the American Disabilities Act.Miki Martin, a Hot Dog on a Stick employee, said she looks forward to more space and updated facilities. She expects to be temporarily relocated during renovations. During that time, the company plans to introduce a Hot Dog on Stick food truck in the parking lot, Thomas said. “Our ultimate goal for our Muscle Beach location is simple: we want to update the building in a way that is respectful to the area, acknowledges our heritage there, and serves our beloved customers better,” Thomas said. Tags :hot dog on a stickrestaurantSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime Watch Laptop PierPier businesses fund cleaning and homeless servicesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

News / IAG Cargo chief says go digital to drive ‘almost criminal’ inefficiency out of air freight

first_img By Alex Lennane 30/01/2017 “It’s bordering on the criminal that there is that amount of inefficiency in the system and the cost gets passed on to customers.“Paper doesn’t give you great data, and it’s not instant. Here is a huge opportunity.”Just three of the 16 documents required for a shipment could be digitised by the carrier, while 13 more would need to be created via an industry platform. And Mr Crawley said he would be calling on IATA to do more.“IATA’s Cargo Committee is moving into the 21st century. The groundswell seems to be moving in the right direction.“But there is a bit of heavy lifting to be done. I think you do that with drive, dates and milestones.“Milestones are not the only answer, you also need a commitment from industry players. Each has a responsibility to be ready. Efreight will require industry adoption. But there are multiple other things we can do.”Mr Crawley believes carriers and forwarders have an obligation to understand how to create value from data, and how to work with new business models.“The model of how forwarders work with airlines is being nibbled away. So how do we adopt and work with new platforms, as well as current freight forwarding platforms?“Every business will have some challenges with technology and digitisation, and model changes. The threat is if you are closed to the idea and hope it will go away. This industry is ripe – the door is open. It shouldn’t stop there.“Price and availability is our content, and without that, the platforms don’t work. The principals have a responsibility to understand how they create their own content and value it.”IAG, while making itself more accessible to customers, is also cutting costs – and has closed its UK customer service call centre and moved it to India, a decision that had left some forwarders concerned.“We have to drive costs down,” responded Mr Crawley. “That is the benefit of moving to India. It will give us longer opening hours and a single point of contact.“We can consolidate the processes. It’s in transition at the moment, but it will be a one-stop shop. It’s saved enough [money] to make it worth doing.”Mr Crawley added that IAG wanted to woo SME customers, a section of the market it had not focused on previously.“We have been good with big customers, but not as accessible to swathes of SMEs.”To that end the carrier has consolidated its customer services in Atlanta to work with the US independents, a move which Mr Crawley said had increased volumes. IAG is also working more closely with the WCA network.And IAG Cargo has also joined CargoiQ to improve its performance. While it has been complex and difficult to implement, the carrier can now be transparent about its quality.“CargoiQ is something we are very committed to and customers will value it. We can have a proper conversation about performance. And then we’ll get more business. The data is easily available – we weren’t transparent before, but we are now.”In CargoiQ’s November data, IAG came 10th out of 15 reporting airlines. Mr Crawley noted that 15% of AWBs were not required to be reported, but that IAG was reporting all of them. The carrier came seventh out of the 11 airlines reporting more than 90% of airport-to-airport shipments.Quality and differentiation was important, he said, noting that the carrier now had 110 constant climate centres around the world, and that the new cargo centre being built at Heathrow was on schedule to be ready to open in the second quarter of next year.IAG has also doubled its capacity with Qatar Airways over the “past couple of seasons”, and also has space on Etihad and DHL, in what Mr Crawley called an “interline-plus” agreement. (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)center_img Inefficiency in the air freight industry is “bordering on the criminal”, according to IAG Cargo CEO Drew Crawley.Speaking to The Loadstar a year after he joined the freight division from the passenger side, he said the amount of paper – removed from the passenger business so effectively – had to be cut.“The current cargo industry is ripe for leveraging digitisation. A big chunk of the business is commoditised, so we need to constantly take cost out,” he said.“There is a huge amount of inefficiency in the whole system; there are piles and piles of documents – about 2,000 tons-worth.last_img read more

God of War tops 3.1 million sold in three days

first_imgGod of War tops 3.1 million sold in three daysSony says PS4-exclusive game is the fastest-selling first-party game on the system to dateBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 3rd May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSony Interactive EntertainmentRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Sony’s return to the God of War franchise was an immediate critical success upon its debut last month, and it appears to be a commercial one as well. Sony today announced that God of War sold more than 3.1 million copies in its first three days on sale, including downloaded copies and physical versions sold through to customers.That makes it the fastest-selling first-party title on the PlayStation 4 to date, a category headlined by games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last Guardian. In the UK physical charts, it was also the fastest-selling title in the history of the God of War franchise.”I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to hop on Kratos’ latest adventure with us,” Sony’s Santa Monica Studio head Shannon Studstill said. “Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play. I’d also like to thank our amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable, and I hope it’s clear that we never settle for what’s conventional. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are enjoying the game and creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for decades to come.” Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSony’s cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | OpinionThe royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger – but it’s a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry’s revenue modelsBy Rob Fahey 5 days agoSony facing lawsuit over PlayStation Store exclusivityPlatform holder stopped allowing third party stores to sell digital downloads in 2019By Danielle Partis 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

City of Cape Town to focus on alternative power options

first_img“If we are allowed to procure renewable energy, we canreduce the long-term electricity costs for our residents and provide cleanerpower. Currently, some 65% of the tariff that we charge customers for electricitygoes toward the cost to buy electricity from Eskom. Finance and Policy Generation “We are doing everything possible to move away fromsole reliance on Eskom for our energy needs while, at the same time, trying tobecome more resilient and sustainable through the use of cleaner energy, suchas renewable energy and transitional fuels such as natural gas,” saidMaxiti. Featured image: Stock Maxiti stressed that negative impact of load shedding on thecountry was causing great damage to the economy, adding that, “given thegovernance issues that have again been raised regarding Eskom, it providesfurther imperative to ensure that we produce diversified energy sources”. “The price of power generated from IPPs would differbased on technology and the procurement process to be followed if the courtcase is successful,” Maxiti said. “Metros must become the energy champions of theirresidents and of their commercial sector players.” City of Cape Townmayoral committee member for energy and climate change, Phindile Maxiti, saysthe City is focusing efforts on reducing its sole reliance on Eskom for power. BRICS According to Maxiti, the City will petition the Gauteng HighCourt in Johannesburg to expedite the matter to allow not only Cape Town, butother municipalities to be able to purchase energy from independent powerproducers (IPPs), News24 reported on Tuesday. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleEnergy survey: The gender imperativeNext articleNew research to enhance lead battery performance Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

All Year falls behind on $118M mortgage

first_imgThe mortgage on “non-material” properties is the latest in a series of financial obligations All Year has failed to meet in recent weeks. The firm previously disclosed that it was delinquent on a $65 million mezzanine loan for phase two of the Denizen Bushwick rental complex, as well as a $35 million preferred equity investment for a Gowanus development site on Smith Street.The lender on the Denizen mezzanine loan, an affiliate of Mack Real Estate Group, is now seeking to foreclose on its interest in the property.Contact Kevin Sun Brooklyn developer All Year Management has fallen behind on a $118 million mortgage on “non-material properties.” (iStock)All Year Management’s financial woes continue to pile up.After missing a payment on its Israeli bonds late last month, the Brooklyn developer is now delinquent on a $118 million mortgage, according to a disclosure filed Wednesday with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.The collateral for the mortgage, which is identified only as “a number of non-material properties,” has seen rent collections fall while occupancy has dropped to 78 percent, according to the filing. Yoel Goldman’s firm values the properties at $172.5 million, and the company is behind on $892,000 worth of interest and principal payments, mainly for November.Further complicating matters, All Year disclosed on Wednesday that internal auditor Ravit Shtrozer has resigned from her role at the company.ADVERTISEMENTReasons cited for the resignation include failure to schedule a discussion of internal audit reports, lack of response to an audit report sent to management in November and non-payment for audit work done in 2020. Shtrozer had held the position of internal auditor at All Year since 2015, according to the filing.A representative for All Year did not respond to a request for comment.Read moreAll Year faces foreclosure on part of Bushwick apartment complexAll Year fined by Israeli securities authorities, faces new scrutinyAll Year misses Israeli bond payment, sending values plunging Message* Full Name* Email Address*last_img read more

New exhibition at Kenilworth

first_imgA new exhibition has opened at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden in Warwickshire, celebrating John Davenport Siddeley, 1st Baron Kenilworth and the founder of Armstrong Siddeley Motors, who bought the castle in 1937.The new exhibition, Speed and Power: John Siddeley, Pioneer of the Motor Age, tells the story of Siddeley’s lifelong association with the glamorous worlds of motoring and aviation. For more information or to pre-book group visits and guided tours, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth, call 01926 857482 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Milford Hospital to Drop Paramedic Service; ALS Being Farmed Out to Communities

first_imgChief Touhey said the town should not experience any additional costs or loss in service, because the town s current contract with a private company, American Medical Response, was negotiated to provide a contingency if the Milford hospital discontinued its paramedic service. In Milford, AMR will transfer its service from basic life support to ALS ambulances when the hospital discontinues its service. Chief Touhey said he also expects that the region s private ambulance companies will probably step up to the plate. Obviously, this is a very difficult decision, said hospital CEO Francis M. Saba. This is a very excellent program, with very excellent service for 20 years. It s more of a service, Mr. Saba said. And there s less need for that service with towns developing their own services. The remaining five towns depend exclusively on the Milford hospital for paramedic service: Hopedale, Milford, Millville, Upton and Uxbridge. Mr. Saba met with fire chiefs from Uxbridge, Milford, Millville, Upton and Hopedale on Monday to inform them of the plans, and met with the hospital s paramedics yesterday morning to inform them of the hospital s decision to discontinue the program next year. Mr. Saba said he will meet with officials from the other affected communities today. Mr. Saba said there is no definite date to end the paramedic service, although hospital officials have discussed ending the program in six to seven months. Hospital officials want to make sure the towns have time to make the transition to contract with private paramedic companies or to develop their own paramedic programs. There are more than 20 paramedics in the service and, of those, nine have regularly scheduled hours while the balance work per diem. Mendon currently dispatches the calls for the Milford hospital s paramedics. There were over 3,500 calls for the hospital s paramedic service in 2007. The problem for Milford Regional Medical Center became how to sustain a paramedic program when 12 out of 17 towns served have some form of their own paramedic service. Most towns do the billing for themselves, though the hospital has a financial arrangement with a few of the towns. Mr. Saba said the tough decision to discontinue the paramedic service stemmed from financial pressures and the trend of towns of providing their own ALS services. Other hospitals have discontinued their paramedic services in recent years. According to Mr. Saba, Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham no longer provide paramedic services. We re looking to see if there is any way to employ them here in some other department, Mr. Saba said. We want to do whatever we can to find them employment here or elsewhere. Milford Fire Chief John P. Touhey said he was at the meeting on Monday for the communities that rely primarily on the Milford hospital s paramedic service. The paramedic program started out as an idea 20 years ago to improve the emergency medical care of patients being transported to the hospital at Routes 16 and 140 in Milford.Milford Regional Medical Center will still provide medical support to towns through their medical staff and their expertise, Mr. Saba said. We have a good relationship with all the communities, and we will work hard to maintain a good medical relationship. We ll all be looking at how to do this with this transition. There at least 17 towns in the paramedic service area. Of those, eight towns already have developed their own paramedic or ALS service: Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Mendon, Norfolk, Northbridge and Wrentham. Four towns share ALS coverage between the Milford hospital s paramedics and private ambulance companies: Medway, Millis, Holliston and Douglas. In addition, Douglas shares paramedic service with Oxford. These towns all have been extremely supportive of our service, Mr. Saba said. We ve had a great relationship with the hospital and the services they ve provided over the years, Chief Touhey said. He said citizens in Milford will not experience any dramatic difference in service because they have been planning for what they felt would be an eventuality. Realistically, we knew this day would come. This shouldn t be a surprise to anyone as more communities go to their own ALS service. But I know some of the smaller communities will struggle. MILFORD, Mass. — Milford Regional Medical Center plans to discontinue the Advanced Life Support paramedic service it provides to at least 17 area towns sometime next year. Milford is the largest user of the paramedic services, according to Mr. Saba.last_img read more