Golden Age

The Tunesmith Is a Must Read Biography on Prolific Songwriter M.K. Jerome, Recently Released by His Grandson Dr. Gary May

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

For movie and music lovers, this is an inside look at how some of America's best-loved songs came to be.

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  • For movie and music lovers, this is an inside look at how some of America's best-loved songs came to be.
  • Jerome, or Moe for short, was a composer who worked with some of the best-known lyricists to churn out music at an astounding pace.
  • The most moving section of the book, however, takes place in the period where the author's life overlapped with his grandfather's.
  • Gary May was born in Los Angeles and reared in a family of composers and writers.

The Art of Climbing: a brief history of photographing rock-climbing

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Simon Carter’s stunning forthcoming collection of photographs, The Art of Climbing (2024), illustrates the heights reached by this mutually supportive partnership.

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  • Simon Carter’s stunning forthcoming collection of photographs, The Art of Climbing (2024), illustrates the heights reached by this mutually supportive partnership.
  • They beautifully capture breathtaking feats of strength and agility made possible by some of the world’s most extraordinary geological formations.
  • As a recognisable leisure pursuit, recreational rock-climbing began in the late 18th century as part of the wider development of mountaineering.
  • He founded a four-generation dynasty of photographic climbers based in Chamonix, France, at the mountain’s base.
  • This family’s work illustrates the extraordinary development of climbing photography across the ages.

Global climbing photography


In the second half of the 19th century, photographs became more important for climbing.

  • The Alpine Journal, the publication of the world’s first climbing club founded in 1857, reproduced its first mountaineering photograph in 1865.
  • Later the same decade, they published guidance for aspiring climbing photographers in the article Notes on Photography in the High Alps.
  • The climbers, authors and photographers George and Ashley Abraham were particularly important in the development of the kind of sports-climbing photography featured in Carter’s new book.
  • The careers of two of the most highly regarded mountaineering photographers of this period reveal how climbing was becoming increasingly global, moving beyond “the playground of Europe” (the mountaineer Leslie Stephen’s term for the Alps).
  • During their trip he produced some of the finest photographs of climbing in the world’s highest mountains.

Extreme climbing, extreme photography

  • It is indicative of the close relation between photography and climbing, even in the most extreme locations, that one of the great mountaineering mysteries is the question of what happened to George Mallory’s and Andrew Irvine’s camera on their fatal attempt on Mount Everest in 1824.
  • The Art of Climbing fully justifies the implicit claim of its title, revealing that photography has not only offered a spectacular record of achievement on rock but, as a form, has reached the elevated heights of art.


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Simon Bainbridge does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Negative Population Growth, Inc. Unveils Startling Findings in New Forum Paper on the Costs of Cheap Immigration Detention

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the challenges of population growth, has released a new Forum paper, The High Cost of Cheap Immigration Detention, authored by Edwin S. Rubenstein. The publication is the first in a series of three (to be released consecutively) investigative works examining industries that have historically benefited from illegal immigration in the United States.

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  • ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the challenges of population growth, has released a new Forum paper, The High Cost of Cheap Immigration Detention , authored by Edwin S. Rubenstein.
  • The paper puts a spotlight on the private prison industry, noting its origins in the 1980s when government-run prisons were at capacity.
  • The private sector's role in perpetuating reliance on for-profit incarceration is detailed, revealing insights into the financial motives that underpin the system.
  • For more information, visit our website at NPG.org , follow us on Facebook @NegativePopulationGrowth or follow us on Twitter @npg_org .

Thinking Big--Church of Scientology Celebrates Founder's Birthday With Exponential Expansion

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- It was the birthday party thousands had been waiting for. In fact, more Scientologists than ever before filled Ruth Eckerd Hall for this annual celebration.

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  • CLEARWATER, Fla., March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- It was the birthday party thousands had been waiting for.
  • There was merriment, there was magic, but most of all, there was more—more people, more good news—and lots more ahead.
  • As Mr. Miscavige alluded at the top of the evening, the Birthday Celebration included an "expansionist destiny" as fueled by LRH Technology.
  • And that was underscored in Mr. Miscavige's next presentation dealing with the very near future: the next season of Scientology Network.

Vivid Sydney 2024 Program Unveiled

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Monday, March 11, 2024

SYDNEY, AU, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's largest multi-artform festival, today unveiled its captivating program for 2024.

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  • SYDNEY, AU, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's largest multi-artform festival, today unveiled its captivating program for 2024.
  • Australia's largest event will transform Sydney with mesmerising light installations and 3D projections from Circular Quay to The Goods Line; genre-spanning music performances and creative showcases; a formidable Vivid Ideas program featuring experiences that will open minds; and a mouth-watering Vivid Food program.
  • Staged across Sydney, Vivid Sydney festival locations and venues include Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, State Library of New South Wales, Walsh Bay, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, University of Technology Sydney, The Goods Line, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Carriageworks, and more.
  • Vivid Sydney 2024 will engage audiences across four pillars: Vivid Light, Vivid Music, Vivid Ideas and Vivid Food.

Beamer Merges with Userflow to Provide Product Teams an All-in-One Growth Toolkit to Drive Adoption and Engagement

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

This partnership reinforces both companies' positions as leading providers of no-code product adoption and engagement platforms and expands their combined capabilities by offering a consolidated toolkit for leading product-led growth (PLG) teams across the world.

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  • This partnership reinforces both companies' positions as leading providers of no-code product adoption and engagement platforms and expands their combined capabilities by offering a consolidated toolkit for leading product-led growth (PLG) teams across the world.
  • The combined company provides Product teams focused on driving product-led growth (PLG) with a robust toolkit that enables product adoption and engagement.
  • Merging with Userflow is a huge win for our customer base and will give them access to a truly all-in-one growth toolkit."
  • The markets for Digital Adoption and Product Engagement suites are forecasted to grow from $700M to $3.7B by 2030 according to Dataintelo.

Beamer and Userflow Join Forces in Strategic Acquisition Valued at More than $60M

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strategic move that marks a significant milestone in the Product Management landscape, Beamer has announced the acquisition of Userflow in a deal valued at more than $60 million. This acquisition reinforces both companies' positions as leading providers of no-code product adoption and engagement platforms and expands the combined company's capabilities by offering a consolidated toolkit for Product teams across the world. Beamer completed the acquisition with financial support from Camber Partners, the company's lead investor, as well as Arsenal Growth Equity.

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  • Beamer completed the acquisition with financial support from Camber Partners , the company's lead investor, as well as Arsenal Growth Equity .
  • Beamer is a leading platform for customers looking to build better products and improve user engagement.
  • Satya Ganni, CEO of Beamer, expressed his excitement about the acquisition, "We are thrilled to welcome Userflow to the Beamer team.
  • The acquisition of Userflow is timely, as many analysts have proclaimed that we are in a Golden Age of Product Management .

Wonder is front and centre in the MNBAQ's 2024 programming

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is proud to announce that wonder will be front and centre in all the adventures that it is proposing in 2024.

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  • The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is proud to announce that wonder will be front and centre in all the adventures that it is proposing in 2024.
  • Born in Toronto in the late 19th century, Helen McNicoll grew up in Montréal in a well-to-do environment conducive to artistic practice.
  • The breadth of the exhibitions proposed to our visitors will certainly make 2024 a better, indeed, an outstanding year.
  • In the spring of 2024, a colourful new edition of the Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA) will return from March 16 to 24, 2024.

NAUTILUS SONESTA MIAMI BEACH INTRODUCES A 'STAY MORE, SAVE MORE' PROGRAM ENCOURAGING GUESTS TO EXTEND THEIR STAY AT A VALUE

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently renovated hotel Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach is encouraging guests to extend their stay in exchange for savings with its new 'Stay More, Save More' initiative. Those who book a relaxing getaway can save up to 25% off a minimum stay of three nights. The exciting new program is available from December 2023 through October 2024.

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  • Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach introduces a "Stay More, Save More" program
    "We are excited to introduce the 'Stay More, Save More' guest offer at the Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach," says Javier Marquis, Director of Sales & Marketing at Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach.
  • "By offering a value rate, we hope the program will encourage our guests to stick around a little longer and enjoy the Miami Beach lifestyle."
  • At Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach, every aspect of the hotel is made with the guest in mind with a number of amenities for guests to discover during their stay.
  • For more information on the 'Stay More, Save More' program or how to book, please visit Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach or call 305.503.5700.

MGM RESORTS GOES FULL THROTTLE FOR FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is putting the pedal to the metal for the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX weekend November 16-18, creating exclusive events, one-of-a-kind activations, artist engagements and more that will take over The Strip throughout race week.

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  • LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is putting the pedal to the metal for the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX weekend November 16-18, creating exclusive events, one-of-a-kind activations, artist engagements and more that will take over The Strip throughout race week.
  • The Shoey Bar will be in Bellagio's Fountain Courtyard adjacent to the main valet, just steps from the Bellagio Fountain Club.
  • Bellagio guests will be able to immerse themselves in the world of the Ferrari fashion collection from November 13-20.
  • For this special event weekend, many of MGM Resorts' award-winning restaurants will open early with specialty brunch menus.