Hotel Transylvania 3 tops charts Skyscraper stumbles

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust.Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theatres. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it’s just slightly under the previous installment’s $48.5 million debut in September 2015.Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than $100 million.“It’s really terrific,” said Adrian Smith, Sony’s head of domestic distribution. “We’re positioned to take advantage of the valuable summer weekdays and there are six weeks of summer left.”The successful series has grossed over $900 million worldwide to date.Going into the weekend, experts expected a three-way race to the top between “Hotel Transylvania 3,” ”Skyscraper” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” but the family film won by a large margin.“There haven’t been a lot of options for families this summer,” said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “They become instant hits.”Johnson’s “Skyscraper,” a rare original summer blockbuster, remained earthbound in its first weekend in North America. The Universal Pictures film brought in only $25.5 million domestically. “Skyscraper” cost a reported $125 million to produce, not accounting for marketing costs.Johnson has been a consistent presence in movie theatres this year with both “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Rampage” prior to “Skyscraper.” Both previous films opened in the $35 million range, and while “Jumanji” went on to be a worldwide box office juggernaut, “Rampage” petered out domestically just under $100 million. As with “Rampage,” however, the studio is expecting the majority of “Skyscraper” profits to come from international audiences.“‘Skyscraper’ is really engineered for a global release and it got a terrific start,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution. “We have great faith in a more than terrific run at the domestic box office going forward.”Internationally, “Skyscraper” grossed $40.4 million from 57 territories for a global total of $65.9 million.Second place went to Disney and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which brought in an additional $28.8 million in its second weekend, down 62 per cent from last week. It’s one of the steeper second week falls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first “Ant-Man” fell 53 per cent.“Incredibles 2” took fourth place with $16.2 million and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” rounded out the top five with $15.5 million.A handful of smaller releases made notable splashes this weekend including Annapurna’s buzzy dystopian satire “Sorry to Bother You,” which opened in limited release last week and added 789 locations this weekend. It earned $4.3 million in its expansion for spot No. 7 on the charts.The coming of age film “Eighth Grade” also scored top marks, and the highest per theatre average of the year, with $252,284 from four theatres. The well-reviewed pic will expand nationwide in the coming weeks.And documentaries continue to perform well too, including the Fred Rogers doc “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?” which added $1.9 million from 868 theatres, and “Three Identical Strangers” which expanded to 167 theatres and grossed $1.2 million.Estimated ticket sales are for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” $44.1 million ($46.4 million international).2. “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” $28.8 million ($35.3 million international).3. “Skyscraper,” $25.5 million ($40.4 million international).4. “Incredibles 2,” $16.2 million ($33.3 million international).5. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” $15.5 million ($26.7 million international).6. “The First Purge,” $9.1 million ($6.2 million international).7. “Sorry to Bother You,” $4.3 million.8. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” $3.9 million ($1.7 million international).9. “Uncle Drew,” $3.2 million ($70,000 international).10. “Ocean’s 8,” $2.9 million ($4.3 million international).___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Dying to Survive,” $66.6 million.2. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” $46.4 million.3. “Hidden Man,” $44.8 million.4. “Skyscraper,” $40.4 million.5. “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” $35.3 million.6. “Incredibles 2,” $33.3 million.7. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” $26.7 million.8. “Asura,” $6.6 million.9. “The First Purge,” $6.2 million.10. “Ocean’s 8,” $4.3 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahrlast_img read more

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

first_imgiTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 11, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Incredibles 22. Crazy Rich Asians3. Christopher Robin4. BlacKkKlansman5. Tomb Raider (2018)6. The Spy Who Dumped Me7. Ant-Man and the Wasp8. Papillon (2018)9. Skyscraper10. The MegiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Leave No Trace2. Hotel Artemis3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post4. Eighth Grade5. Here and Now6. Three Identical Strangers7. Pan’s Labyrinth8. Juliet, Naked9. Mountain10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish With English Subtitles)__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img

Morocco to launch two giant infrastructure projects including a tunnel

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco – At the Conference on Investment Security in the Mediterranean held on  Monday, in Paris, Mohamed El Ouafa, Morocco’s Minister of General Affairs and Governance, said that the government is “seriously considering” the launch of two giant infrastructure projects in Morocco.According to Maghreb Agence Press (MAP), the minister announced Monday in Paris that the government is studying the feasibility of two major projects related to the transfer of surplus water from north to south and building the Tishka tunnel.  The first project aims to transfer via large pipes the drinking water and water for agriculture from the water surplus basins in the north to the southern areas of the kingdom where water is in short supply. The second project aims at linking the Ouarzazate region and its remote oasis with Marrakesh via a tunnel under the High Atlas Mountains that will guarantee a rapid transit network between the two regions and will save commuters hours of risky travel on the tortuous roads up Mount Tishka. Minister El Ouafa said that the tunnel under Mount Tishka would open up vast areas of Morocco, including the large oasis area of the southeast.  Road users are hoping that the long awaited project will make commuting between Ouarzazate and Marrakesh much faster and safer.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributelast_img read more

CoucheTard disappointed at response to Statoil retail takeover offer extends deadline

MONTREAL — Canada’s largest operator of convenience stores is disappointed by the response it has received to a proposed expansion into northern Europe.Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says minority shareholders of Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR) have been slow to tender their stock to its friendly takeover offer.The US$2.68-billion offer has the support of Statoil ASA, the oil company that owns 54% of the Scandinavian convenience store operator. But Couche-Tard requires acceptance by 90% of Statoil Fuel’s shareholders.It says that due to disappointing response from minority shareholders, the deadline for acceptance has been extended to May 29.The Montreal-area company says the offer is fair and that there is no other potential buyer showing interest in Statoil Fuel & Retail.Last week, a Norwegian analyst said the Canadian convenience store operator will have to hike its current bid to win the Statoil operations.“We believe that Couche-Tard will be forced to increase its offer on Statoil Fuel and Retail to achieve the 90% threshold on the back of rising investor interest,” Pareto Securities analyst Eirik Vegem Dahle said in a 48-page research report published May 14. “[Couche] management is known for being disciplined but we find it unlikely that it will walk away from the deal, even if it has to pay up another five kroner (85¢) per share.”Couche-Tard’s April 18 offer surprised the market. The friendly deal with SFR gives the Quebec company SFR’s 2,300 convenience stores and fuel stations across Scandinavia and the Baltics and adds half a billion dollars in EBITDA. Its initial offer of 53 kroner ($8.97) per share was adjusted to 51.2 kroner to account for SFR’s dividend.SFR shares were trading at 51 kroner each Tuesday.Couche-Tard owns the Couche-Tard and Mac’s stores in Canada and the Circle K stores in the United States.With files from Financial Post read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:The bottom line: It’s high earnings season this week, with a number of corporate heavyweights releasing their latest results. They include Air Canada, WestJet, Restaurant Brands International, Home Capital Group, BCE, SNC-Lavalin, Torstar and Enbridge.Vancouver, one year later: Wednesday will mark one year since the previous government of British Columbia brought in a 15 per cent tax on foreigners buying property in Vancouver. The levy had an immediate effect, sapping home sales, but since then the city’s real estate market has been on the rebound, raising questions whether other measures may be needed.Tobacco talk: Jorge Araya, CEO of Imperial Tobacco Canada, speaks to the Canadian Club of Vancouver on Thursday. He is expected to discuss several topics, including the rise in black market smokes and the legalization of marijuana.Trading up: In May, Canada’s imports and exports both hit record highs. We’ll find out Friday whether that momentum continued in June when Statistics Canada releases the international merchandise trade figures.Get to work: The eagerly anticipated jobs data also come out Friday. The country’s labour market has been on a tear lately, adding 45,300 positions in June and clocking in an unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent. Wage growth has been a different story. Experts will be parsing the numbers for clues on when the central bank may pull the trigger on a rate hike. read more

Sudan has failed to disarm militias or prevent more attacks in Darfur

Video:• Security Council Meeting – [27mins]• Jan Pronk’s remarks to reporters – [13mins] Briefing the Security Council on a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Special Representative for Sudan Jan Pronk described a bleak picture of conditions in September: frequent and sometimes “atrocious” attacks by the militias, numerous breaches of the ceasefire by both the Sudanese Government and the rebel groups, and an alarming rise in armed banditry.Mr. Pronk told the Council’s 15 members that, while Khartoum had not reversed the gains it had achieved in August, “there was no systematic improvement of people’s security and no progress on ending impunity.”The envoy said the African Union (AU) must be given the financial, logistical and training support needed so it can rapidly expand the size and mandate of its mission in Darfur, currently limited to monitoring the ceasefire only.The Secretary-General’s report recommends the AU force be given the power to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, including those living in makeshift camps; monitor the activities of the local police; and disarm fighters, including the Janjaweed militias accused of committing most of the attacks against civilians.”Their presence would constitute a buffer between the civilian population and possible attackers. If one or more of these tasks remain unfulfilled, an unstable situation will result, unsustainable peace or even no peace at all,” the report states.Speaking to reporters outside the Council, Mr. Pronk said he was pressing the AU to proceed as soon as possible with their proposal to increase its force size to more than 3,500 troops and monitors from the current level of about 350.Last week in Brussels Mr. Pronk held talks with senior European Union officials, including its foreign policy representative, Javier Solana, on providing support to the AU.”The AU is willing, there is no lack of political will in the AU, but there is a capacity problem and that has to be supported by other countries…[But] we first have to make clear to the international community as a whole that a third force – any third force – has to carry out a broad task. Otherwise you have a lack of balance and an ongoing conflict,” he said.About 1.45 million people in Darfur are IDPs and there are another 200,000 refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the Janjaweed attacks and also fighting between Sudanese Government forces on one side and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the other.UN human rights reports accuse the Janjaweed of murdering or raping thousands of villagers and destroying their homes, wells and cropland. At the request of the Security Council, Mr. Annan is setting up a commission of inquiry to determine whether the killings constitute genocide.The Government signed a joint communiqué with the UN in early July in which it pledged to disarm the Janjaweed and restore security for the IDPs, but Mr. Annan’s report states that “in a significant proportion of the territory the security conditions have worsened.””Today, still-increasing numbers of the population of Darfur are exposed, without any protection from their Government, to hunger, fear and violence. The numbers affected by the conflict are growing and their suffering is being prolonged by inaction,” it says.Mr. Pronk told the Council that “care for the weak and the poor seems to be a scarce commodity in Khartoum.”But he added that the peace negotiations aimed at solving the separate, long-running civil conflict in Sudan’s south – which are due to resume on Thursday in Naivasha, Kenya – could serve as a template for ending the Darfur crisis.”There won’t be any improvement in Darfur if there is no agreement guaranteeing political inclusion and sustainable development for all,” he said, adding that Sudan’s constitution and national institutions “should reflect the existing diversities within the nation [and] provide for a fair degree of regional autonomy.”Mr. Pronk urged the Sudanese Government to begin a process of reconciliation and consensus-building to ensure that the conflicts are not transformed “into a general antagonism between people with different religions or different ethnic backgrounds.” read more

Mens Volleyball Ohio State faces off against struggling Quincy in first round

Senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir (10) of the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes attacks the net against Quincy on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawks in three sets. Credit: Magee Sprague | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team (20-5, 11-3 MIVA) begins MIVA tournament play on Saturday against the Quincy Hawks (12-18, 0-14 MIVA) at St. John Arena. As an eight seed in the tournament, the Hawks were defeated handedly by the Buckeyes twice in the regular season, losing 3-0 in both matches. Though Quincy finished with 12 wins during the regular season, none of them came in conference play.Despite having many new players on the roster, head coach Pete Hanson said he was proud his team finishing first in the conference and clinching home-court advantage for both the quarterfinal and semifinal games.“We put ourselves in the position to host the playoffs here in Columbus as long as we keep winning,” Hanson said. “All the new faces that we put on the floor this year and having them come together and accomplish that is a pretty big thing.”Saturday night’s match will kick off tournament week, something senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir said he’s looking forward to, even with all the outside stress of the Spring Semester winding down. “It’s the hardest part,” he said. “You have all the school stuff that is going on and at the same time the finals, the final papers, all that stuff, and you have to really handle everything at the same time—but that’s what makes it the best because it’s the most intense thing.”Hervoir said it’s important for the team to go back to what it has done all season.“It’s important to remember that if we are here it’s cause we deserve it and that we can actually win and remember our potential,” Hervoir said. “We are a good team, we’re a really good team—and also remember to play together because that’s how we’re going to win.”If the Buckeyes beat Quincy, they will play the winner of the Lewis and Fort Wayne quarterfinal matchup. Ball State, McKendree, Lindenwood and Loyola will be competing for a spot in the final on the other side of the bracket. Ohio State will take on Quincy in the MIVA quarterfinal at St. John Arena at 7 p.m. Saturday. read more

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Wilmington DPW To Crack Seal 17 Streets This September

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Public Works will be crack sealing various town owned roadways within selected neighborhoods during the month of September.Specific roadways and dates may vary depending on available funding, weather, and scheduling delays with the Town’s crack sealing contractor, Superior Sealcoat, Inc.Roadway crack sealing is a preventative maintenance process which helps prolong the life of the pavement by mending pavement cracks, thus reducing the amount of water and debris which can infiltrate the cracks and cause structural damage.During crack sealing operations, area residents will have access to and from their properties at all times, although there may be short delays.Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.Planned roads to receive crack sealing (as time permits) include:GREAT NECK DRIVESUNCREST AVESERENOA DRIVERIDGE ROADCHEROKEE LANEGLENVIEW ROADSEQUOIA DRIVEMEADOW LANEHILLTOP ROADQUAIL RUNLEDGEWOOD ROADHENRY L. DRIVEWILDWOOD STJONSPIN ROADSENPEK ROADNATHAN ROADBURLINGTON AVE(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington DPW.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 StreetsIn “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Town Announces Road Paving Projects For Cross St. & Old Andover St.In “Government”last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of December 16 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, December 16, 2018:181569 — Wilmington Planning Board — 196 Ballardvale St181575 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Mapvale181572 — Gwiazda Estate — Wilmington181566 — Land Court — Gennetti — 74 Forest St(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor: WOW Factor Auto Detailing Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

We Remember Mates A Pearl Harbor Survivor Looks Back

first_imgWikipedia CommonsThe U.S.S. Shaw explodes after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.Today is Pearl Harbor Day. On this day 75 years ago, the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet in Hawaii and launched America into World War II.Courtesy – Cliff HamberlinVaughn Hamberlin, Pearl Harbor survivor who served on the U.S.S. Tennessee.One of the men who survived the attack was Vaughn Hamberlin, who served aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee. Some 35 years later, in 1976, he revisited the site of the attack and was moved to write an account of that day and his feelings for his fallen comrades.On this Pearl Harbor Day, his son, Cliff Hamberlin of The Woodlands, tells us about his father. And we hear some of Vaughn’s account of that day from an article he wrote shortly after revisiting the site. It was published in the Beaumont Enterprise.Vaughn Hamberlin died in 1994 in Beaumont.“We Remember Mates”Vaughn Hamberlin’s Account of Pearl Harbor, Used by PermissionAs we glided across the blue-green water of Pearl Harbor, we were all caught up in the beauty of the “Pearl of the Pacific.” My mind quickly traveled back across the years to a Sunday morning not unlike this one.As a young man of nineteen, I had been assigned duty aboard the battleship U.S.S. Tennessee. In two days I would complete my first year in the U.S. Navy. On this particular morning, I was waiting with my fellow softball team members for a launch that was to transport us to the Naval “Rec” field. None of the team ever boarded that launch.The anticipation of a day of leisure at the recreation field and on the beach was broken by an excited voice on the public announcing system, “All hands man your battle stations!” As the ship’s crew hastened to their stations I thought, “Why couldn’t this drill have waited five minutes, then we would have been off the ship.” I should have known something was wrong; normally, general quarters was sounded on a boatswain’s whistle, followed by verbal instructions. The voice on the loud speaker began shouting, “This is no drill; it is the real thing!”Before I reached my station the old wagon was shaking from stem to stern. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but the battleship U.S.S. West Virginia which was tied to our port side had taken the first of what would be many torpedoes into her port side. World War II had begun.From that moment on things began to happen so fast and furious it is hard to put them in sequence. The short time that followed branded my mind with memories that would last a lifetime.The battleship U.S.S. Maryland was docked just forward of the U.S.S. Tennessee with the U.S.S. Oklahoma alongside her. None of the ships escaped being hit by either torpedoes or bombs in the first few minutes.At the beginning of the vicious attack, the Oklahoma was hit hard on her port side by several torpedoes – as was the West Virginia. It was standard procedure for all ships to get underway when under attack; but to everyone’s horror, when the Oklahoma’s lines were cut from the Maryland she immediately began to roll over. It only took a few minutes until she was bottom-up, trapping many of her crew below deck.The West Virginia would have seen the same fate if an old boatswain on the Tennessee had not refused to allow her lines to be cut from us. She sank only a few feet and her keel rested the bottom, wedging the Tennessee against the quays, making it impossible for her to move; but without a doubt the boatswain’s decision had saved many lives on the West Virginia. The U.S.S. California docked forward of the Maryland had much the same fate as the West Virginia.Being located as they were the Tennessee and Maryland were protected from the torpedo planes. Directly aft of us was the battleship U.S.S. Arizona and the repair ship U.S.S. Vestal was alongside her. Because of Ford Island, the Naval Air Station, the attackers could not make a water approach from our starboard side; however, we did take several heavy bomb hits and a lot of strafing.Then the biggest blast of the day came; the Arizona blew up! Some believe a bomb went directly in her stack; others believe a torpedo went under the Vestal, hitting her below the armor plating, blowing her boilers and magazines. It seems inconceivable that what I saw could actually happen. Her forward deck seemed to roll forward, and she belched forth fire, steel, oil, and men; all coming down on the ships around her. It seemed for a time the entire line of battlewagons was on fire and that nothing could be saved. My whole world was on fire.No one knows how, but the Vestal was able to get underway and move out of the holocaust and move away from the Arizona; but her freedom was short lived when she caught a couple of heavy bomb hits – one ripping her open from the main deck to her keel. She began to sink, and her Skipper ran her aground to prevent disaster.Throughout the attack I was alternately fighting fire and handling the dead and wounded. My hands had never before touched a dead man. It was a horrifying experience to have the flesh of a man fall apart to my touch. I heard cries, whispered prayers of fear, and cursing in anger; but through it all, I saw no panic. I had tasted the bitters of Hell, but I did not weep.In the days following, I was assigned to a launch as the motorman. Two others – a coxswain and a bowman, made up the launch crew. Our duty was removing bodies that were rising to the surface in the harbor. It was almost impossible to pull the bodies into the launch without tearing the flesh, so we towed them to a specially built float at the recreation field.After three days this work began to tell on my nerves. Each time we removed a body I was afraid to search for identification; because you see, I was afraid I would find my brother Wayne, who was assigned to the Vestal.On the third day after the attack, I told the bowman how to operate the engine and then asked the coxswain to drop me off on the gangway to the Vestal, then lay-off and wait for me. I was surprised when the Duty Officer allowed me aboard; but when I told him why I made the request, all he asked me was if I know where my brother’s quarters were.  When I said yes, he welcomed me aboard. I walked to the hatch that led down to Wayne’s quarters, and my heart almost stopped from what I saw. The hatchway was blown away, and a bomb had gone right through Wayne’s quarters. I began to shake. I tried to light a cigarette, and my hands shook so hard I couldn’t contact flame with cigarette. A man lit my cigarette for me.  It was a friend of my brother whom I had met on a previous visit. He said Wayne was okay, but was on the beach in a work party. I was shaken, but did not weep.It took ten day to remove the Tennessee from her wedge between the West Virginia and the quays. When she was freed we returned to the shipyard at Bremerton, Washington for extensive repairs and alterations.The years that followed were spent on three ships in every corner of the globe, both in the Pacific and the Atlantic. All through the suspense, monotony, loneliness, and horror, I was proud that this farm boy had the privilege of wearing the uniform of Uncle Sam’s Navy. The songs “Anchors Aweigh,” “America the Beautiful,” and our beloved “Star Spangled Banner” still make my chest swell with pride.As the tour craft pulled alongside the memorial that is constructed over the still visible hull of the Arizona, my thoughts returned to the present. The crowd was very quiet as we filed aboard the Memorial. The first thing we saw was the great bell that served the battleship for many years. The people were very reverent; and when anyone spoke, it was almost in a whisper. My wife and I stood for several minutes viewing the pictures of the attack and read the more than one thousand names of those still entombed in the hull only a few feet below where we were standing.As we stood looking down on what would have been about mid-ship, small wisps of oil would occasionally break on the surface as if those below were saying, “Hey up there; we’re still here.” I wanted to shout, “We remember mates – and thank you.” I wept.As I stood gripping the railing with my back to the crowd so they could not see the tears rolling down my face, my thoughts raced through history and the years from 1776 to the present. There were so many that had paid the ultimate price to win and hold the freedom we enjoy. To those below and the others before and after you, “You are not forgotten.”“We Remember Mates”Vaughn E. HamberlinBorn: Sept. 26, 1922 in Gilmer, TexasDied: April 13, 1994 in Beaumont, TexasMr. Hamberlin first visited the Arizona Memorial in April 1976 and wrote this article May 10, 1976. Sharelast_img read more

Mamata pens poem words echo plight of 40 lakh Assam citizens

first_imgKolkata: After coming down heavily on BJP for omitting the names of 40 lakh people from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a poem to express her solidarity with the helpless citizens who have fallen victims to the move.Banerjee had sent eight MLAs and MPs to meet the people on last Thursday. But the Assam government did not allow them to go out of the Silchar Airport by promulgating prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC. Banerjee, who was in Delhi at the time, did not hide her feelings and on reaching Kolkata Airport last Friday, had told newsmen that “Super Emergency” was going on in the country. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee, with a natural flair for poetry, has always believed that the pen is mightier than the sword and through her poem, has vehemently criticised the divisive and anti people policy of BJP.The arrogance of BJP leaders and their tendency to brand those who do not corroborate their views as “anti-national”, is the central theme of the poem. From the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat to forcible introduction of Aadhar card, every aspect of BJP’s rule has appeared in the poem. She has also mentioned the “action” against the section of media which writes against the ruling party. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Do you listen to Mann Ki Baat? Do you write against the ruler? Does your phone have Aadhar? Are you a member of the Pay B-Team? Have you registered all documents? Are you against the oppressor? Then there is no place for you. Then you are an extremist…” are a few lines from the Chief Minister’s poem.BJP’s divisive policy on the food habits and religion of citizens which have even led to the death of people in different parts in the country, has also been highlighted by Banerjee.”What kind of food do you take? Where all do you go? Do you belong to different religion? Are you a Dalit? Are you a Christian? Are you a minority? You don’t support Ravana? Then you go to solitude,” reads the poem.last_img read more

Bathroom sex altercation on Cancun flight gets woman banned

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A woman has been banned from all future Virgin Atlantic flights after becoming aggressive toward a fellow passenger.The incident occurred during a 11-hour flight from Gatwick in London to Cancun International when two people, who reportedly met during the flight, entered the economy bathroom for sex. The pair of strangers were interrupted by a stewardess asking, “Would you jeopardize your holiday for a blowjob?”Stunned passengers watched the seemingly drunk woman, who only moments before, began chatting with the fellow flyer. After sharing a kiss, the two headed to the toilet.The airline crew opened the bathroom door to find the man standing and the woman seated on the toilet. A man eventually came out of the toilet and returned to his seat.In an interview after, one passenger told The Sun, “She turned up on the plane totally sloshed at 12:30 p.m. She was very friendly and approached me and my pal for a chat.“The woman then struck up a bond with a guy who was traveling on his own and sat across the aisle from her. They were kissing. They were both in their late 20s, but were total strangers before getting on the plane.“Minutes later she disappeared into the toilet, and he followed her in. It was so obvious. Everyone knew what was happening because she had been so loud and rowdy.”The woman also eventually emerged and returned to her seat where she was videoed moments later in a fight with a female gal-pal passenger. The friend replied, “Don’t you f—ing ever … Do you understand me?”The woman from the bathroom was also accused of throwing drinks inside the cabin. The pilot radioed Cancun to have police meet the aircraft when it landed. Officers are videoed boarding the plane, where they removed the woman and her belongings.Virgin Atlantic said, “Flight VS93 from Gatwick to Cancun on March 13 was met by the authorities on arrival due to disruptive behavior on board.“The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is our top priority, and we won’t tolerate any behavior that compromises this.”Several days after the incident, Virgin Atlantic said, “As a result, the disruptive customer has now been banned from all future travel on Virgin Atlantic aircraft.”There is no update if Mexican authorities charged the woman or simply escorted her off the plane.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warning to people acting in antisocial manner around tunnel

first_imgCrime in Waterhouses Rural policing neighbourhoodStaffordshire Police received 54 reports of crime in the Waterhouses Rural policing neighbourhood, which includes Swainsley Tunnel, in June 2018 according to the latest figures released by the Home Office. These included 15 reports of anti-social behaviour, one of burglary, seven of criminal damage and arson, two drugs offences, one of ‘other crime’, seven of ‘other theft’, one of public order, three of vehicle crime and 15 of violent and sexual offences. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are asking motorists not to act in an anti-social manner around a Staffordshire Moorlands tunnel – and warned doing so could result in vehicles being seized. Officers carried out patrols at Swainsley Tunnel in the Manifold Valley, between Wetton and Ecton, over at the weekend. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Patrolling Swainsley Tunnel in the Manifold Valley. “Please don’t get your car seized by acting in an anti-social manner in and around the tunnel.” Read MoreWarning after farms targeted in early morning break-ins The tunnel is 150m/164 yards long and was originally built for the Leek and Manifold Light Railway. Anyone with concerns should contact Staffordshire Police on 101. Read MoreVehicle crime down in Leek in first half of 2018last_img read more

How to create sales analysis app in Qlik Sense using DAR method

first_imgA Qlik Sense application combines data in the form of a structured data model, visualizations, sheets, and stories. Dimensions, measures, and visualizations can be created as data items that can be reused between several visualizations (charts) and sheets (visualizations). This article is taken from the book Hands-On Business Intelligence with Qlik Sense by Kaushik Solanki, Pablo Labbe, Clever Anjos, and Jerry DiMaso. By the end of this book, you will be well-equipped to run successful business intelligence applications using Qlik Sense’s functionality, data modeling techniques, and visualization best practices. To follow along with the examples implemented in this article, you can download the code from the book’s GitHub repository. In this article, we will create a sales analysis application to explore and analyze the data model that you can find on GitHub. While developing the application, we will apply the Dashboard, Analysis, Reporting (DAR) methodology. Technical requirements We will use the application we previously created, as a starting point, with a loaded data model to eliminate the process of loading and modeling the data all over again. You can also download the initial and final versions of the application from the book repository on GitHub. After downloading the initial version of the application, follow these steps: If you are using Qlik Sense Desktop, place the QVF application file in the QlikSense\Apps folder, under your document’s personal folder. If you are using Qlik Sense Cloud, upload the application to your personal workspace. The problem statement Suppose that the company is a worldwide wholesale seller of food and beverages. This means that they need to review information about their sales in several countries. They need to know their performance in each of them, and they require this information to be detailed by the customer name, category name, and product name. They also need to know the average percentage of discounts, how many orders they have issued, and the total sales amount. Each of these key indicators should be dictated by the month and year. That explains the basis for this case. We need to find the perfect solution by accessing the right dashboard and displaying all of the data in the most consolidated fashion. Creating the dashboard sheet We will begin by creating a new sheet with the name Dashboard: Open the app and click on Create new sheet: Set the Title of the sheet to Dashboard: Click on the sheet icon to save the title, and open the sheet to start creating visualizations. Creating KPI visualizations A KPI visualization is used to get an overview of the performance values that are important to our company. To add the KPI visualizations to the sheet, follow these steps: Click on the Edit button located on the toolbar to enter the edit mode: Click on the Master items button on the asset panel and click on the Measures heading: Click on Sales $ and drag and drop it into the empty space on the sheet: Qlik Sense will create a new visualization of the KPI type because we have selected a measure: Resize the visualization toward the top-left of the sheet: Repeat steps 1 through 5 to add two visualizations for the Avg Discount % and Orders # measures. Place the objects to the right of the previously added visualization: To change the type of visualization from Gauge to KPI, click on the chart type selector: Select the KPI chart type: Now, all three of the measures are visualized as KPI: Creating a pie chart with Sales $ by Categories To add the pie chart with Sales $ by Categories onto the sheet, follow these steps: Click on the Charts button on the asset panel, which is on the left-hand side of the screen, to open the chart selector panel. Click on Pie chart and drag and drop it into the empty space on the sheet: Click on the Add dimension button and select Category in the Dimensions section: Click on the Add measure button and select Sales $ in the Measures section: The pie chart will look like this: Now, we will enhance the presentation of the chart by removing the Dimension label and adding a title to the chart: To remove the Dimension label, select the Appearance button that lies in the properties panel at the right-hand side of the screen and expand Presentation, under which you will find the Dimension label. Turn it off by simply clicking on the toggle button: Click on the title of the object and type Sales $ share by Category: Click on Done in the toolbar to enter the visualization mode: Creating a bar chart with Sales $ by Top 10 Customers To add the bar chart with the top 10 customers by sales $ to the sheet, carry out these steps: Before adding the bar chart, resize the pie chart: Click on the Charts button that lies on the asset panel to open the chart selector panel. Click on Bar chart and drag and drop it into the empty space in the center of the sheet: Click on the Add dimension button and select the Customer option in the Dimensions section. Click on the Add measure button and select Sales $ in the Measures section. The bar chart will look like this: To enhance the presentation of the chart, we will limit the number of customers that are depicted in the chart to 10, and add a title to the chart: Select Data in the properties panel on the right-hand side of the screen and expand the Customer dimension. Set the Limitation values as Fixed number, Top and type 11 in the limitation box: Click on the title of the chart and type Top 10 Customers by Sales $. Click on Done to enter the visualization mode. The bar chart will look like this: Creating the geographical map of sales by country To add the geographical map of sales by country to the sheet, follow these steps: Before adding the map chart, resize the bar chart: Click on the Charts button that lies on the asset panel to open the chart selector panel. Click on the Map button and drag and drop the chart into the empty space on the right-hand side of the sheet: The map visualization will show a default world map with no data, as follows: Here, we need to add an Area layer to plot the countries, and add a Sales $ measure to fill in the area of each country with a color scale: Click on the Add Layer button in the properties panel on the right-hand side of the screen: Select the Area layer: Add the Country dimension, as it contains the information to plot the area: The map will show the country areas filled in with a single color, as follows: To add the Sales $ measure to set the color scale for each country, go to the asset panel at the left-hand side of the screen and click on the Master items heading in the Measures section. Drag and drop the Sales $ measure on top of the map: In the pop-up menu for the map, select Use in “Country”(Area Layer): After that, select Color by: Sales $: The map will now show the countries with more Sales $ in a dark color, and those with lower Sales $ in a light color: Now, click on the title of the object and type Sales $ by Country. Click on the Done button to enter the visualization mode. The sheet will look like this, but it will vary according to your screen resolution: Creating the analysis sheet While the dashboard sheet shows information on several topics for a quick overview, the analysis sheet focuses on a single topic for data exploration. We will create the analysis sheet with the following visualizations: A filter panel, with the dimensions: OrderYear, OrderMonth, Country, Customer, Category, and Product KPI Sales $ KPI Avg Discount % A combo chart for Pareto (80/20) analysis by customer A table with customer data Let’s start with creating a new sheet with the name Customer Analysis: Click on the Sheet selection button at the top-right of the screen to open the sheet overview panel. Click on the Create new sheet button and set the title of the sheet to Customer Analysis. To finish this example, click on the sheet icon to save the title, and open the sheet to start creating visualizations. Adding a filter pane with main dimensions We will now build the customer analysis sheet by adding a filter pane by following these steps: Click on the Edit button to enter the edit mode. Click on the Charts button on the asset panel and drag and drop Filter pane into the empty space on the sheet: Click on the Add dimension button and select Order Year in the Dimensions section: Since we need to add more dimensions to our Filter pane, click on the Add dimension button in the properties on the right-hand side of the screen, and select Order Month in the Dimensions section. Repeat the previous step to add the Country, Customer, Category, and Product dimensions. The Filter pane will look like what’s shown in the following screenshot: Now, resize the width of the filter panel to fit three columns of the grid: We also need to add the Filter pane as a master visualization, which is to be reused across the analysis and reporting sheets that we will create next: Right-click on the filter pane and select Add to master items: Set the name of the master item to Default Filter and the description to A filter pane to be reused across sheets: Click on the Add button: Adding KPI visualizations To add the KPIs of Sales $ and Avg Discount % to the sheet, we have two options. The first option is to add the KPI visualizations to the Master items library, and add them to the new sheet: Go to the dashboard sheet. Add the KPI visualizations of Sales $ and Avg Discount % to the Master item. Name them KPI Sales $ and KPI Avg Discount %, respectively. From the visualization section in the Master items library, simply drag and drop each of the KPIs into the top end of the sheet. The second option is to copy and paste the KPI visualizations between sheets: Go to the dashboard sheet. Select the KPI visualization for Sales $. Press Ctrl + C or right-click on the visualization object and select Copy in the context menu. Go back to the Customer Analysis sheet. Press Ctrl + V or right-click in the empty area of the sheet and select Paste in the context menu. Repeat the same steps for KPI Avg Discount %. The sheet editor will look like this: Creating a combo chart for Pareto (80/20) analysis A Pareto analysis helps us to identify which groups of customers contribute to the first 80% of our sales. To create a Pareto analysis, we will use a combo chart as it allows us to combine metrics with different shapes such as bars, lines, and symbols. We will represent the data in two axes; the primary axis is found at the left-hand side of the chart, and the secondary axis is found at the right-hand side of the chart. In our example, the chart has a bar for Sales $ in the primary axis, as well as two lines: one for the Cumulative % of sales, and the other as static, with 80% in the secondary axis. In the following screenshot, you can see the highlighted customers contributing to the first 80% of the sales: To create the Pareto analysis chart, follow these steps: Click on the Charts button on the asset panel and find the Combo chart. Drag and drop the Combo chart into the empty space at the right-hand side of the sheet. Click on Add Dimension and select Customer in the Dimension section. Click on Add Measure and select Sales $ in the Measures section. The combo chart will look like this: We need to add two other measures, represented by lines. The first is the cumulative percentage of sales, and the second is the reference line at 80%. To add the cumulative sales line, go to the properties panel, expand the Data section, and click on the Add button in Measures: Click on the fx button to open the expression editor: Type the following expression in the expression editor to calculate a cumulative ratio of the sales for each customer, over the whole amount of the sales of all customers: RangeSum(Above(Sum(SalesAmount), 0, RowNo())) / Sum(total SalesAmount) Click on the Apply button to close the expression editor and save the expression. Set the Label of the new measure to Cumulative Sales %. Check if the properties Line and Secondary axis are selected for the measure: Change the number formatting to Number, set the formatting option to Simple, and select 12.3%. Now, find the Add button in the Measure pane to add another measure: the reference line for 80%. Open the Expression editor, type 0.8, and click on the Apply button. Set the Label to 80%. Check if the properties Line is selected and that the Secondary axis is selected for the measure: We also need to fix the sort order into a descending fashion, by Sales $: Go to the properties panel and expand the Sorting section. Click on Customer to expand the Sorting configuration for the dimension. Switch off the Auto sorting. Click on the checkbox for Sort by expression to select the option. Open the Expression editor and type sum(SalesAmount). Click on Apply to close the expression editor and apply the changes. Set the Title of the chart to Pareto Analysis. Change the sorting order to Descending. Deselect other sorting options if they are selected. The Sorting pane will look like this: Finally, the combo chart will look like this: Creating a reporting sheet Reporting sheets allow the user to see the data in a more granular form. This type of sheet provides information that allows the user to take action at an operational level. We will start this example by creating a new sheet with the name Reporting: Click on the Sheet selection button at the top-right of the screen to open the sheet overview panel Click on the Create new sheet button and set the Title of the sheet to Product Analysis Click on the sheet icon to save the title, open the sheet to start creating visualizations, and enter the edit mode Adding a default filter pane We will start to build the reporting sheet by adding the default filter pane that has already been added to the Master items library: Click on the Edit button to enter the edit mode. Click on the Master items button on the asset panel and find Default filter in the Visualization section. Click on Default filter pane and drag and drop it into the empty space at the top of the sheet. Resize the height of the filter pane to fit one row of the grid. The sheet will then look like this: Next, we will add the table chart to the sheet, as follows: Click on the Charts button on the asset panel and find the Table visualization. Click on Table and drag and drop it into the empty space at the center of the sheet. Click on the Add dimension button and select OrderID from the Field list. Click on Add measure and select Sales $ from the Dimensions list. Click on the Master items button on the asset panel, which is on the left-hand side of the screen, and click the Dimensions heading to expand it. We will then add more dimensions. Drag and drop the Customer dimension on the table. Select Add “Customer” from the floating menu. Repeat the process, using the drag and drop feature to add Country, Category, Product, EmployeesFirstName to the table. Click on the Measures heading in Master items to expand it. Drag and drop the Avg Discount % and Quantity # measures onto the table. Select Add  in the floating menu for each of the selected measure. Click on the Fields button on the asset panel, which is on the left-hand side of the screen. Find the OrderID field in the list. Drag and drop the OrderID field onto the table. Select Add OrderID from the floating menu. Repeat the same steps to add the OrderDate field to the table. The table will look like this: In this article, we saw how to create a Qlik Sense application using the DAR methodology, which will help you to explore and analyze an application’s information. If you found this post useful, do check out the book, Hands-On Business Intelligence with Qlik Sense. This book teaches you how to create dynamic dashboards to bring interactive data visualization to your enterprise using Qlik Sense. Read Next Best practices for deploying self-service BI with Qlik Sense Four self-service business intelligence user types in Qlik Sense How Qlik Sense is driving self-service Business Intelligencelast_img read more

Information Commissioners Office plans £99m Marriott fine

first_imgNewerTravelport appoints Sabre veteran Webb to replace Wilson OlderDubai Tourism wraps up successful TikTok social media campaign In a busy week for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, Marriott has said the organisation plans to issue it with a £99 million fine following a data breach. The decision relates to a breach in the Starwood guest reservation database which potentially comprised data from hundreds of millions of guests.As many as 393 million people may have been impacted by the breach.Of those affected, around 30 million were residents of 31 countries in the European Economic Area.Seven million were UK residents.It is believed the vulnerability began when the systems of the Starwood hotels group were compromised in 2014. Marriott subsequently acquired Starwood in 2016, but the exposure of customer information was not discovered until 2018. The ICO’s investigation found that Marriott failed to undertake sufficient due diligence when it bought Starwood and should also have done more to secure its systems.Information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said: “The GDPR makes it clear that organisations must be accountable for the personal data they hold. “This can include carrying out proper due diligence when making a corporate acquisition, and putting in place proper accountability measures to assess not only what personal data has been acquired, but also how it is protected.ADVERTISEMENT“Personal data has a real value so organisations have a legal duty to ensure its security, just like they would do with any other asset. “If that doesn’t happen, we will not hesitate to take strong action when necessary to protect the rights of the public.”Marriott initially admitted it has been compromised in November last year.The hotel giant has the right to respond before any final determination is made and a fine can be issued by the ICO.  “The company intends to respond and vigorously defend its position,” said a statement. Marriott International president, Arne Sorenson, added:  “We are disappointed with this notice of intent from the ICO, which we will contest.  “Marriott has been cooperating with the ICO throughout its investigation into the incident, which involved a criminal attack against the Starwood guest reservation database.“We deeply regret this incident happened.  “We take the privacy and security of guest information very seriously and continue to work hard to meet the standard of excellence that our guests expect from Marriott.”The Starwood guest reservation database that was attacked is no longer used for business operations.last_img read more

Kerzner breaks ground on €150m property in Greece

first_imgNewerWizz Air unveils plans for new Russia connections from Luton Kerzner International has celebrated the ground-breaking of One&Only Kéa Island in Greece.Following a deal with Dolphin Capital Partners, the ceremony was hosted on the Cycladic island earlier this week.Situated in a 60-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kéa Island, the ultra-luxury development on the Aegean Sea will encompass 75 resort villas, as well as a limited number of One&Only private homes for purchase.As part of the brand’s strategic expansion, One&Only Kéa Island will be the second One&Only resort in Europe following the opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2020.Kerzner, the leading international developer and operator of ultra-luxury resorts and residences, has plans to continue to grow and develop the One&Only brand globally. ADVERTISEMENTDolphin Capital Partners, specialising in hospitality investment of ultra-luxury residential resorts, will maintain the management of the project and the sales of the private homes.Kéa is the closest Cycladic island to Athens and is easily accessible by ferry, speed boat or yacht from Lavrio Harbour. One&Only Kéa Island will provide the ultimate hideaway for guests with a choice of accommodation and secluded villas that are perfect for couples or large families, all with private swimming pools. Designed with a contemporary Greek elegance by Heah&Co., the resort will celebrate the incredible natural setting of the Cyclades and honour the country’s rich culture and traditions. Home to a destination spa with holistic wellness at its heart, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, captivating culinary experiences and a vibrant beach club, One&Only Kéa Island will be an inspiring destination for all generations.The project is being developed in Vroskopos Bay in the north-west part of the island. The total investment of the project is €150 million and is a joint venture between Dolphin Capital Investors, Dolphin Capital Partners, John Heah, and Kerzner International. OlderHertz Europe to accept debit cards for first timelast_img read more

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waiters or busboys at Eatsa a new fast-casual restaurant in the city’s Financial District But while this largely human-less eaterywhere patrons order on iPads and are then summoned to cubbies that open to reveal their foodis definitely intriguing it’s not an entirely new concept What Young and his founding team have built is a 21st century version of automats 20th-century cafeterias where people would survey dishes placed in windowed apartments and pop in a nickel to serve themselves a helping of pie or macaroni and cheese View of a well-dressed man and woman deciding on sandwiches at Grand Central Station automat in New York 1948 Rae Russel—Getty Images The experience is not only sleeker a century after automats started catching on but also individualized cashless and meat-less Customers swipe their credit cards at one of nine iPad kiosks to start customizing a bowl full of quinoa a protein-rich grain that comes in yuppie-worthy varieties like lemon-toasted herb Patrons can add options like chimichurri sauce orange miso sauce grilled corn pickled onions roasted beets or parsnip strips among heaps of other ingredients In short there’s absolutely no pre-made macaroni though it’s still plenty cheap (starting at around $7 a bowl) Behind Eatsa’s wall full of windowed apartmentswhich are transparent touchscreens that direct people to “tap twice” for their foodare about seven people making up the bowls during the lunch rush The patrons can’t see them but like the crowd the people behind those screens are also being directed by software “Every person that has a role has an iPad that manages their job” Young says This he says is what allows the workers to keep up with orders that no team of mere humans ever could "Quite frankly people cant manage that kind of queue” he says of the hundreds of orders that will soon be streaming in via kiosks and people’s mobile phones “They cant understand that they have this kind of volume here’s what the timing will look like” Katy 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