QA Russell Peters planning something different with Bryan Adams for Junos

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: TORONTO – Canadian comedian Russell Peters says he and homegrown rocker Bryan Adams are planning something “different and interesting” for the Juno Awards show, which airs on CTV on April 2.Earlier this month, Junos organizers announced the duo will host the show from Ottawa, replacing Michael Buble as he continues to care for his three-year-old son, who is fighting cancer.The Canadian Press spoke with Peters by phone this week as he shot his upcoming series “The Indian Detective” in Cape Town, South Africa. The CraveTV comedy will premiere on CTV as part of the network’s fall schedule. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CP: You’re hosting the Junos for the third time (after 2008 and 2009). What keeps you coming back?Peters: This time it was really to help out my buddy Michael Buble, who is a brother to me. I very often go through these patches where I really miss home and this was the perfect timing where I was starting to feel a little Canadian homesick, so what a great way to come home.CP: We really haven’t seen Bryan Adams in this kind of spotlight in many years. In terms of hosting duties, do you have that figured out yet?Peters: I think I’m going to start steering the car first and then I’m going to pass the wheel over to young Bryan and I think he’s going to be just fine. I mean, you can’t be in this business for as long as he’s been in this business and not know what to do.CP: I know you’ve DJed and you still do, occasionally. Have you ever spun his music?Peters: I, in fact, have. I have some edits of his music that he probably doesn’t even know about, remixes and stuff.CP: What songs of his do you tend to throw on?Peters: If you’re playing a party, you’ve definitely got to play “Summer of 69,” because you want them to dance.CP: What are your memories of his music over the years, maybe when you were younger?Peters: This generation now is so lucky that they can love and appreciate Canadian music and talent, but when I was a kid it wasn’t the cool thing to do. We were like, “Oh, it’s Canadian, it’s got to be bad.” And then you go back and you listen to all the stuff that you thought was supposed to be bad and you’re like, “Damn it, that was all really good, and now I’m a jerk.”So I’ve become a retroactive fan of a lot of people that I heard when I was a kid. Like Rush, I’ve become a huge fan of later in life, and Bryan Adams, even stuff like the Payolas and the Spoons and stuff.CP: It would be nice if you incorporated a bit of Canadian music history in your hosting duties.Peters: Hey, don’t think it’s not in my wheelhouse right now. It’s being spun as we speak.CP: Yeah? Do you think you’ll be listening to some Canadian tracks ahead of the Junos?center_img Peters: I’m going to be rocking some Chilliwack in my headphones.CP: In terms of hosting the Junos, is there anything you can tell us about what you’re planning?Peters: I definitely want to do something with Bryan. That’s what we’re working out right now. We’re trying to figure out a way of making it happen and make sense — otherwise I’m just a comedian and I can’t sing or play any instruments, so I’ll be dead in the water. But we’re working on something different and interesting. I think if it comes together the right way, it could be pretty awesome.CP: You could spin while he performs.Peters: Don’t you start blowing up my spot, lady. (laughs)CP: Am I onto something?Peters: You might be onto something. I don’t need you detective-izing.CP: Writing-wise, what’s happening there?Peters: For awards shows I usually get Kristeen von Hagen, Luciano Casimiri and Jean Paul together to be my think tank because I’m out here shooting the show, so I’ve got to focus on that. But these guys know me very well and all three of them are extremely funny, so all I’ve got to do is just direct them a little bit like, “No, go down this way a little bit more.”CP: Are you going to get to come here ahead of time?Peters: Do you want to know something crazy? I fly in the day before the Junos, from India.CP: You’re going to be jetlagged a little bit.Peters: I’m going to be a mess, but it’ll be fun. Adrenaline will get the better of me.— This interview has been edited and condensed. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Port of San Diego selects Retail Insite to list vacant Seaport Village

first_img July 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAs part of efforts to ensure Seaport Village remains a vibrant and prosperous waterfront destination for residents and visitors until the planned redevelopment of the Central Embarcadero, the Port of San Diego has selected RI Properties, Inc. (Retail Insite) to list and market vacant retail space at the shopping and dining complex.Retail Insite was selected among five complete proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Port on May 21, 2018.Retail Insite will support the Port by providing leasing services as described in the RFP for a three-year term, with two potential options to extend by one year each.The current lease for Seaport Village expires September 30, 2018. Beginning on October 1, 2018, Seaport Village will be managed on behalf of the Port by Protea Property Management, Inc. Retail Insite’s services are on an as-needed basis to fill vacancies to keep Seaport Village operating and thriving as it is for the next several years.Seaport Village is an approximately 14-acre site on the San Diego bayfront south of Tuna Harbor, bordering downtown San Diego. It consists of approximately 90,000 square feet of specialty retailers, restaurants, outdoor entertainment and parking.In late 2016, the Board of Port Commissioners selected 1HWY1 and its “Seaport San Diego” concept for the redevelopment of the Central Embarcadero, which includes Seaport Village and surrounding areas. Due to the size of the redevelopment and uniqueness of some of the proposed programmatic components; design, planning, and permitting will likely take several years. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 20, 2018 Port of San Diego selects Retail Insite to list vacant Seaport Village spaceslast_img read more

Breeding with Neanderthals appears to have helped early humans fight disease

first_imgHomo neanderthalensis, adult male. Credit: John Gurche, artist / Chip Clark, photographer New ancestor? Scientists ponder DNA from Siberia Explore further © 2010 ( — Following up on evidence that Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals mated and produced offspring, following the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome last year, Peter Parham, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, set forth evidence in a presentation to the Royal Society in London last week that shows that humans benefitted from such encounters by having human leukocyte antigens (HLAs), added to their genomes, which in turn helped them to fight off diseases native to northern climates.last_img read more

Ghost in Hill hospital

first_imgDarjeeling: ‘A well lit building. Suddenly a figure draped in white, with long flowing black hair appears and effortlessly climbs the pillars to disappear behind the balcony of the floor above…’ What could be a clip from any horror film is now doing the rounds on social media, with a person claiming to have clicked it in the middle of the night at the Darjeeling Sub-Divisional Hospital. The video, which has gone viral, has created quite an uproar in the Hill town. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe video, which had appeared on social media a few days ago, is accompanied by an audio clip, in which a male voice appeals to carefully watch the video that follows. He then goes on to claim that he had shot the clip at the Darjeeling Sadar Hospital.”This video clip was recorded by me in the out-patient department area of the Eden Hospital (Darjeeling Sadar Hospital). My aunt, who is terminally ill and admitted in bed number 135, wanted hot water and I had gone out to get it at around 11:40 pm when I saw this and recorded it,” stated the voice. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe clip soon became viral with questions being raised. “It is in no way the Sadar Hospital. We do not have such pillars. It is a prank and we are not giving much attention to this. However, the police and district administration should take action against any person or persons involved in such a prank,” stated Dr Saikat Pradhan, Superintendent of Darjeeling Sadar Hospital.Interestingly, the same video clip had earlier surfaced on social media in Bharuch, Gujarat.last_img read more

US travel industry worries travel ban could echo post 911 period

first_imgTags: America, Donald Trump, Trend Watch Share Thursday, February 2, 2017 U.S. travel industry worries travel ban could echo post 9-11 period WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries could slow the U.S. economy by hampering two of the nation’s top export industries: Tourism and higher education.Trump’s immigration order followed his order to build a wall along the border with Mexico and his vow to rip up NAFTA. Combined, those moves could discourage visitors and students from many countries – not just the seven covered by the order – economists say.They also reflect Trump’s shift toward an “America First” approach and away from the pro-globalization policies embraced by his predecessors. His combative trade stance potentially could open the door for China and other economic powers to fill a void.“Broad-brush policies like this people barrier impede growth and certainly do not accelerate it,” David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, wrote in an email. “Trump has now set back the positive elements of global exchange in both goods and services.”Foreign tourists provide critical support to the U.S. economy. In 2015, they spent roughly $199 billion on items ranging from hotel rooms and restaurant meals to plane tickets and amusement parks. That spending counts as exports. Travel and tourism made up nearly 9 per cent of U.S. exports that year.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulySome economists say they worry that Trump’s order could create an echo of the post-9-11 period, when travel to the United States plunged, in part because of much tighter security. In the 10 years that followed – a period the travel industry recalls ruefully as the “lost decade” – the U.S. share of overseas travel fell by nearly one-third, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. That cost the U.S. economy $500 billion.“The message got around the world that the United States was an unfriendly country to visit – that it’s a big hassle to visit there,” said Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council and author of “The Closing of the American Border,” a book about U.S. security after 9-11.Given the disruptions at U.S. airports caused by Trump’s immigration order, which were widely covered by television news around the world, “it’s that story all over again,” Alden said.Proceeds from tourism and education help narrow the nation’s trade deficit, a frequent target of Trump’s criticism on the campaign trail. Travel and tourism exports exceed overseas sales of autos and auto parts, which totalled $152 billion in 2015. Agricultural exports amounted to $137 billion.Yet Trump’s orders “couldn’t happen at a worse time,” said Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics. Even before Trump’s executive orders, a strong dollar had made it costlier for foreign travellers to visit the United States.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedAnd weaker economies in many countries, from China to European nations, have begun to slow the flow of tourists to the United States. Sacks estimates that travel and tourism spending barely grew last year from 2015’s record level.“The P.R. optics on this are terrible,” Sacks said.Trump’s immigration order and belligerent rhetoric about a wall along the Mexican border add up to “a series of immigration and trade policies that are all conveying to the world that we’re not interested in visitors coming to the U.S.,” Sacks said.Laura Mandala runs a company in Alexandria, Virginia, that does market research for clients in the travel industry, including the Marriott hotel chain and state travel bureaus. Many of her clients spent less on her services in the years that immediately followed 9-11. Now, she fears a repeat.“It’s the uncertainty,” Mandala said. “When something dramatic happens, they put a freeze on spending until they can figure out what the environment will be like.” << Previous PostNext Post >> By: Christopher S. Rugaber Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

Tauck eliminates select single supplements for 2018

first_img Thursday, January 11, 2018 WILTON, CT — Solo travellers will be getting a major break this year with Tauck, which has once again opted to reduce and in some cases eliminate its single supplements.The company has announced that there will not be a single supplement on its Category 1 European riverboat cabins, waiving the supplement entirely for those cabins on each departure of every Tauck river cruise itinerary. In all, the single supplement is being waived on over 200 Tauck river cruise departures in 2018.Moreover, Tauck is reducing the single supplement by US$1,000 on other selected cabin categories on 58 departures of 16 different river itineraries.Solo travellers interested in Tauck’s land journeys will also enjoy a reduced single supplement of up to $600 on 155 departures of 53 tours visiting five continents. In Europe, for example, the company has slashed the single supplement by up to $400 on 68 departures of 23 different land itineraries, while in North America, supplements are being reduced by up to $300 on 61 departures of 21 tours. Even more, within its ‘Exotics’ portfolio, Tauck has reduced the supplement by up to $600 on 26 departures of nine trips in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“Our tours and cruises have always been very popular with solo travellers. Not only do solo travellers embrace the camaraderie and sense of assurance they feel as part of a Tauck group, but they really appreciate all of the effort that we put into choreographing and executing their journeys – work they would otherwise have to do entirely on their own,” said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. “Tauck is already a fantastic way for solo travellers to see the world, and with our elimination of or reductions to the single supplement, we’re an even smarter choice.”For more details call 1-800-468-2825 or go to Share Travelweek Group Posted bylast_img read more