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Members Of The Sheriff’s Office Grant Wishes For Annual Christmas With The Kids Event

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare DECEMBER 11TH, 2017  BRITNEY TAYLOR EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office are granting the wish lists of various children in need for the 16th annual VCSO Christmas with the Kids event.Kids from Ark Crisis Child Care Center headed out to Meijer in Evansville to go shopping with deputies. Each child’s wish list consisted of items that they need like clothing, along with a few toy items.Most of the kids served at Ark are dealing with some kind of crisis, and although the day is about a fun shopping experience, it’s also about building a bond with law enforcement.Angie Richards Cooley said,”Sometimes the interaction that our children have seen primarily has been seeing a police officeror sheriff’s deputy taking mom or dad away. This is a way to repair that, and to really build that trust and a relationship.”Meijer also provided the kids with a free lunch.Britney TaylorWeb ProducerMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Ocean City Tabernacle Son Club Creator Reunites With Aftercare Kids

first_imgBy MADDY VITALESarah Chamberlain, an Ocean City married mother of four, had a humbling surprise during a holiday celebration at the Tabernacle.She got to see sisters Gabrielle and Jasmine Davis, both of Ocean City, and their children.It had been years since Chamberlain last saw the sisters. They were just kids when she first met them at a program she started at the Ocean City Tabernacle in 2006 called the Son Club.The Son Club is held in the Kull Center. It is an open and free aftercare program for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.During the school year from Monday through Friday, volunteers and staff provide tutoring, snacks, Bible lessons, sports, games, enrichment and life skills classes for local students.Chamberlain, who was involved with youth ministry at the Tabernacle, said in an interview Monday that it began very small, but grew because of how special it was for the children and their families.She reflected on the start of the Son Club and how she and her friend Becky Pineo started a kids group, which expanded to more than 20 children.That is how the Son Club was formed.She spoke of the excitement and humbling feeling she had during the Dec. 19 Christmas party seeing so many Son Club members, past and present.“As I looked over a packed Tabernacle Christmas program auditorium at the beautiful multicultural families of Ocean City, I was choked up to think that it all started with five girls in my back yard with my friend Becky,” she explained.The most special part of the event was seeing the Davis sisters.“The best thing happened, two girls from my original five, who I haven’t seen in many years, walked in the door with their own kids,” she said with emotion.Children get help with their homework from a volunteer at Son Club at the Ocean City Tabernacle in 2019.Chamberlain, a former physical education teacher, said forming the club was so rewarding, but she also had another calling.“I ran the after-school program for four years during which time I gave birth to my oldest, Cate, and then found out I was pregnant with triplets,” she explained. “Needless to say, what I do now is try to keep up with them.”So she turned over her Son Club duties to volunteers and staff members Eric Hitchner, Colleen Dice, Julia Wiggins and Jonathan Gonzalez.Since then, she noted that the team has taken the program “to new heights.”The program has flourished and has helped hundreds of families in the area.Pastor Jay Reimer, the CEO of the Tabernacle, said in a previous interview that the Son Club is beneficial for both parents and their children. He noted that it gives families more quality time together since often homework is done at the after-school program. Kids also get to spend time with their peers and get to unwind from school with athletics.For Chamberlain, the program was about kids coming together for fellowship, lessons, fun and friendship.Today, her children are students at Son Club. Her parents, David and Joanne Knauss, and husband, Todd, are also very active in the Tabernacle ministry.“I am so proud to have been part of this program and ministry to the community of Ocean City,” Chamberlain explained of the Son Club. “But I am equally humbled knowing that first and foremost, God is the one who has sustained it, and that my part was very small compared to the combined efforts of many great leaders at the Tabernacle.”The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Ave. For more information call 609-399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org. People may also donate to the Son Club on the church website.Son Club founder Sarah Chamberlain, left, with two former Son Club members, sisters Gabrielle and Jasmine Davis and their kids. (Photo courtesy Sarah Chamberlain) This photo is of the first year of the Son Club at the Ocean City Tabernacle in 2006. What began small has grown into a popular aftercare program. (Photo courtesy Sarah Chamberlain)last_img read more

CBI fears new tax bill

first_imgThe Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for amendments to the Business Rates Supplement Bill, which it fears could result in the burden of extra taxes for businesses.The new Bill, which had its third reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday, 11 March), would allow local authorities to levy supplementary taxes designed to pay for infrastructure projects that benefit local economies.According to the CBI the supplementary taxes, which would follow the overall 5% rise in business rates announced by the government, will particularly affect manufacturers and retailers. Currently, the Bill will enable a 2p supplement to be levied on non-domestic rate-payers – the equivalent of a 4% increase in rate bills.According to Sir Michael Lyons’ Review into Local Government – Final report (March, 2007), if this was to be applied throughout England, it would raise £800m for local authorities.The CBI says firms should be entitled to a vote to approve or reject proposed tax supplements for new infrastructure projects. It says this would help avoid projects that businesses don’t actually need, but would mean priority could be given to the most worthy projects that actually help the local economy.“These extra taxes on business could harm local economies by placing extra financial demands on firms when they can least afford it,” said John Cridland, CBI deputy director-general. “They could make the difference between companies surviving the downturn or going to the wall.“By amending the Bill to give business a vote, we can ensure that local economies get the right investments, which stimulate economic growth and create jobs, instead of threatening them,” he added.last_img read more

Watch The All-Star Earth Wind & Fire Tribute In Full, With The Nth Power, Burbridges, TAB Horns & More

first_imgWhen Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White passed away earlier this year, he left behind a incredibly soulful body of work. Across the country, bands took time out from their shows to honor White’s life and accomplishments, sharing his words and songs.The Nth Power, who follow in White’s path of mixing positivity, spirituality and joy with music, decided to go all out in a musical tribute to the fallen legend, bringing together an all-star cast of guest musicians for an unbelievable night of magic at the famed One Eyed Jacks during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA last week.Joining Nikki Glaspie, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah and Courtney J’Mell Smith of The Nth Power onstage were: Ian Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Adam Smirnoff of Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers and Dead & Company, Kofi Burbridge of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and James Casey of the Trey Anastasio Band, the madman of sax, Skerik, and Farnell Newton of the Othership Connection to deliver a selection of Earth Wind & Fire songs that will soon become legend.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the show in its entirety. Though the very ground shook with the weight of the epic jams that came pouring from the instruments and hearts of the band and the dancing throngs on hand to witness the spectacle, the music they played that night rang out loud and clear.You can watch the show from the full playlist below, or pick out your favorites from the videos below. Enjoy it all!“In The Stone > September”“Fantasy > Sun Goddess”“Open Our Eyes”“Jupiter>Getaway>Got To Get You Into My Life>Love’s Holiday”“Runnin’”“Mighty Mighty”“Serpentine Fire > Devotion > After The Love has Gone”“Shining Star > Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)” “Reasons > Boogie Wonderland”“That’s The Way Of The World”[Cover photo by Jeremy Scott]last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Bradley Cooper May Direct A Star is Born & More

first_img Bob Marley Musical Finds Its Star Mitchell Brunings will play Bob Marley in the world premiere of Marley, the first original tuner based on both the life and music of the icon. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production will play May 6 through June 14 at Center Stage in Baltimore. Sounds like this show will “Stir It Up!” Julie Andrews Wants to be Spanked  When you contemplate Julie Andrews, do you always envision her as a nun or practically perfect nanny? The hilarious clip below may change your way of thinking—the Oscar winner and three-time Tony nominee ends up demanding a spanking in Kelly Ripa’s Fifty Shades of Grey red room of pain (or something!). Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Elaine Stritch Bio In The Works New York Times fashion and features writer Alexandra Jacobs has penned a biography of the late Broadway legend Elaine Stritch and according to Deadline, the book was picked up by Alex Star, the senior editor at Straus & Giroux, for an estimated quarter- to half-a million dollars. Sounds like Jacobs could now become one of those ladies who lunch! More Stage Faves Set for Chichester This summer’s Chichester Festival just got even buzzier! Niamh Cusack (The Curious Incident), Katherine Kingsley (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jamie Glover (All’s Well That Ends Well) and Edward Bennett (Hamlet) have been tapped for Jeremy Sams’ Chichester Festival revival of Jean Anouilh’s The Rehearsal. The savagely witty dissection of love, deception and the secret roles people really want to play will run at the Minerva Theatre May 8 through June 13, with opening night set for May 14. View Comments Bradley Cooper May Direct A Star is Born Bradley Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to helm A Star is Born (you can probably guess which one of the two previous remakes is our fave). Variety reports that there’s no word yet on whether the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will star in the project and if Beyoncé, who was once attached, will rejoin. Cooper, who recently appeared in The Elephant Man on the Main Stem, will soon reprise his acclaimed performance in the play’s West End transfer.last_img read more

More Carcinogens Found in Park Amid Growing Islip Toxic Dumping Probe

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New tests confirm carcinogens were illegally dumped at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood and a second site in Central Islip while results are pending for another three dump sites, Suffolk County prosecutors said.After earlier tests showed the presence of cancer-causing asbestos at the two sites, the latest results confirmed that 50,000 tons of material dumped at the Brentwood park also contained DDT and Diedrin—probable and potential cancer-causing banned pesticides, respectively. The new results also found Lead, Chromium, Copper, Zinc and Cobalt, which is termed an acutely hazardous substance. Rubble dumped at the privately owned site at the corner of Route 111 and Sage Street contained metals and pesticides as well.“Children and adults who used the park…they may have been placed at risk,” Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota told reporters during a news conference Thursday at his Hauppauge office. He later cautioned: “I don’t want to be an alarmist.”Three others sites in the Town of Islip also being investigated for alleged illegal toxic dumping include: Six homes on Veterans Way in Islandia, a Police Athletic League (PAL) ball field on Clayton Street in Central Islip and wetlands near Brook Avenue in Deer Park. Asbestos was confirmed at the PAL field but not found at the Islandia veterans housing. The test results for other contaminants at the Islandia and Deer Park sites are due next week.“We have received indication that there may have been dumping at other locations,” Spota added, noting that additional testing will likely be required to see if the pollutants leached into the underground drinking water reserves. “We are progressing, but it is a large-scale investigation.”He said that the alleged illegal dumping began last spring at Roberto Clemente Park, formerly known as Timberline Park. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation first responded to a complaint there in January and contacted the town, which told the agency that “the material was placed by mistake and had been removed,” a DEC spokesman said in a statement. The DEC responded to a second complaint there in March, when it launched the continuing joint investigation with Spota’s office.Islip town officials closed the park indefinitely on May 5. Three days later, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a State of Emergency that enables the county to investigate and assess the extent of the contaminants found at the park. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said after visiting the park last week that his office is also investigating the alleged toxic dumping.“It is clear that this was not some sort of one-shot deal, that we’re looking at something much more systemic,” Schneiderman said. “They’re not gonna get away with this.”Islip town officials have launched an internal investigation and hired Ronkonkoma-based Enviroscience Consultants, which they said determined that asbestos found at the park is not air-borne. Spota has said that in the year prior to the closure, park-goers could have been exposed to the carcinogen through skin contact or accidental ingestion. Since the illegal dumping came to light, the town also fired its parks commissioner, terminated a contract with a tree-trimming company suspected of involvement and is preparing to sue for the estimated multi-million dollar clean-up costs.The scandal erupted as Conservative Islip Town Councilman Anthony Senft, the town board’s liaison to the parks department, launched his New York State Senate campaign on the Republican line.“As a former prosecutor I am outraged,” he said on his campaign website. “If the dumpers thought they could get away with this because Brentwood is a multi-ethnic community, they were dead wrong.”Andrienne Esposito, the executive director of the Farmingdale-based nonprofit Citizens Campaign for the Environment who is the Democratic hopeful running against Senft, called the case a travesty.“Those who dumped the asbestos should go to jail,” she said on her Facebook page. “Those who watched and did nothing should be forced out of government. Children and families who played in the park should be immediately tested.”last_img read more

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris on a Biden presidency

first_imgSawiris also told CNBC’s “Capital Connection” that Biden could bring balance to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“Donald Trump was working 100% in favor of Israel and not trying to find any true solution to the Palestinian problem,” he said.“In this area, we believe that the Trump administration has been totally biased and has not been really working for a fair solution of this dilemma that’s been there for 50 years,” he added. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will bring back the ethics and principles that were missing during the Trump administration, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said this week.“I think (a Biden presidency) brings some ethics, some principles back to democratic values, freedom values,” the chairman and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding said. “We’ve missed some of the ethics and principles in these areas during (U.S. President) Donald Trump’s reign.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Naguib Sawiris, chairman and chief executive officer of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding.Diego Levy | Bloomberg | Getty Images Trump in January launched a Middle East peace plan that called for two states, with Palestine’s capital in east Jerusalem. At the time, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal was a “realistic path to a durable peace,” but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the plan was “nonsense.”- Advertisement – Sawiris said Biden’s presidency is a chance for Palestinians to find new leaders as well. “I think it presents … an opportunity to the Palestinians to wake up and present a serious leadership that can obtain peace,” he said. “Up till now, you cannot say that Palestinian leadership was all there.”Market reactionSeparately, Sawiris weighed in on the post-election market rally.“The market appreciates the fact that the Democrats … they throw a lot of money into stimulus,” he said, adding that it may not be a long-term policy, but it is good for the market and for gold in the short term.Asian and European markets climbed on Monday after news networks projected Biden’s win on Saturday, while U.S. stocks look set to continue rising when the market opens Monday.“The market is actually positive and happy about this Biden change,” Sawiris said.He added that Biden’s focus on the fight against Covid-19 is also good because the disease has been “destroying” economies around the world. The former U.S. vice president is expected to announce a coronavirus task force today. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Auctions ease for Easter but still some big sales

first_imgMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoSome of the view from 626/420 Queen St. Picture: realestate.com.auThere were five registered bidders keen on securing the apartment, with three actively participating in the auction.The three-bedroom 213sq m Sky Home on the 62nd floor of the Aurora building had recently been remodelled.It had Spotted Gum timber floors on the lower level and a wine cellar installed beneath a glass stair case.Other auction results included a mortgagee in possession sale of a unit at 21012/37D Harbour Rd, Hamilton which went for $430,000 through Ben White of Place Estate Agents.The two-bedroom unit, on the 10th floor of the Pinnacle building, came with access to the rooftop entertainment area, which included a 20m infinity lap pool which overlooked the Brisbane River. The rooftop entertainment area in the Pinnacle building. Picture: realestate.com.auAlso selling under the hammer was a three-bedroom brick home at 34 Nagle St, Upper Mount Gravatt which sold for $675,000.The home, described as a “renovator’s dream’’ was on a 599sq m block. It was listed through Ben Salm of Place Estate Agents. Auctions at the Powerhouse.WHILE auction numbers significantly eased for Easter, there were still a few significant sales under the hammer.One of the biggest sales was for a Queenslander, known as Blenheim, at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield.The home, which was built in the early 1900s was auctioned at the Brisbane Powerhouse through Damon Lewis of Ray White New Farm and sold for $2 million.Also selling at the same auction event was an apartment at 626/420 Queen St, Brisbane which went for $1.47 million, which was listed through Brandon Wortley of Ray White New Farm and had views of the Brisbane CBD, River and Mt Coot-Tha.last_img read more

Buyers missing out despite lowest rates in history

first_imgBuyers who did not have financing in place before approaching a property were missing out in the current market.The latest Big Four bank survey has pinged a sharp ‘uptrend’ in housing, but despite the lowest interest rates in history, some buyers are missing out even when they can afford it.The latest Commonwealth Bank of Australia Household Spending Intentions readings, out Tuesday, found that the positive effects of lower interest rates, tax rebates and the turn in the housing market in August were surrendered in September. Investors turning homes into student accommodation Buyers who were not prepared with their funding risked missing out on homes like 32 Princess St, Bulimba.“Houses are really strong in the area at the moment and apartments are performing better than they were this time last year. We’re seeing a lot of interest from buyers when properties hit the market between $800,000 and $1,000,000.”Mr Given, who marketed the home with Tanya Douglas and Tomas Mian of LJ Hooker AVNU, said a local won the home after negotiations on auction day. CBA’s Household Spending Intentions (HSI), October 2019. Source: CBA/Supplied.“The sharp uptrend in home buying intentions continues. The improvement in home buying intentions since the April lows has put the HSI (household spending intentions) at the upper end of the historical range. Dwelling prices are responding. A positive “wealth effect” is one outcome.” MORE: Top 10 suburbs predicted to boom Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 5 hot Brisbane suburbs 01:43 Brisbane rents rising faster than other mainland capitals Comparethemarket.com.au banking head Rod Attrill said it was concerning to see how many Aussies were not confident enough about everyday financial products.“With many Australians admitting they aren’t on the best deal — and a significant proportion realising that there are better products out there — we urge Australians to shop around and compare financial products so that they better understand the value they are getting and slowly build up their confidence in the products they own.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agocenter_img The five bedroom, four bathroom, double car park home had 50 parties through during inspections.Three bidders had registered but only one put in a bid at $1.75m, and then negotiated up to $2.085m when it was put on the market and sold to her.“There has been more confidence in the past two weeks since the last interest rate drop,” Mr Given said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 32 Princess Street, Bulimba, sold for $2.085m after negotiations on auction day.Ray White New Farm agent Nicholas Given, whose most recent sales include 32 Princess Street, Bulimba, for $2.085million, said with demand growing in certain segments of the market, buyers who were unprepared were missing out.“There were lots of people desperate to buy this home but didn’t have their finances in place so I can’t stress enough how important it is to talk to a broker and be in a position to bid on auction day,” he said. “Our view for some time now is that monetary policy changes do little to support household activity. Fiscal policy via tax cuts / rebates is more effective in dealing with the root cause of weak consumer spending — the lack of disposable income,” CBA chief economist Michael Blythe said.But he said “the one area where rate cuts still work is the housing market”. The most lavish listings on Millionaires’ Row CBA HSI: Home buying annual percentage change (HSI — blue line, smoothed — pink). Source: CBA/Supplied.The second annual Financial Consciousness Index, commissioned by product comparison firm Comparethemarket.com.au and developed by Deloitte Access Economics, found 58 per cent of buyers were not confident they were getting the best deal on their home loan — up four points from last year.One in five “never look at other home loans on the market, up four per cent from last year”, the FCI report said, while 30 per cent reconsidered their position once a year — a figure which has dropped 2 percentage points in a year.last_img read more

NBC nursing ‘massive headache’ from Olympic postponement

first_imgThe postponement of the 2020 Olympics delivers a short-term blow to US broadcasting giant NBC but the network is unlikely to suffer lasting damage from the bombshell decision, analysts say.The global coronavirus pandemic forced the International Olympic Committee and Japanese government to call off the July 24-August 9 games on Tuesday, a move never before seen in peacetime in the Olympics’ 124-year history.The Chinese Super League has been suspended indefinitelyWhile the decision was welcomed by increasingly anxious athletes and sports federations who had lobbied for a postponement, it handed a giant headache to the IOC’s long-term broadcast partners NBC.NBC, which has aired the Olympics since 1988, paid the IOC a gargantuan $7.75 billion for broadcast rights to the Olympics in 2014, a deal which runs through to the conclusion of the 2032 Summer Games.The Summer and Winter Olympics coverage are cornerstones of NBC’s sports content strategy, delivering a money-spinning, blockbuster event for the network every two years.Patrick Crakes, a media consultant and former Fox Sports executive, says retooling preparations to cover the Tokyo Olympics in a year’s time are difficult but not insurmountable.“I can’t think of a bigger organizational mess,” Crakes told AFP. “But on the upside I think they’ll figure it out.“It’s just such a massive undertaking. The Olympics are a strategic investment for Comcast/NBC Universal. The entire organization is oriented every two years towards producing, promoting and executing an audiovisual telecast for the Olympics. Now you’ve got to redo everything.“All that infrastructure stuff – the support, the crews, the teams both onsite and in the United States – you’ve got to redo all that. Usually you get a couple of years to do all that. Now you’ve got to redo it in 12 months.“So they’re going to incur costs with that. Not everything’s going to be available like it was, there will be some kind of new problem, so they’ll have to juggle things.”– Advertising bonanza –Brian Roberts, the chairman and chief executive of NBC Universal’s parent company Comcast, said before the postponement the company would be able to cope if the Olympics did not take place in 2020.“There should be no losses should there not be an Olympics. It just wouldn’t be a profit this year,” Roberts told a conference in San Francisco on March 3.NBC Universal banked $250 million in profit from its Rio Olympics coverage after generating $1.2 billion in advertising sales. The company had already sold $1.25 billion worth of commercials for the 2020 Games.The company was also banking on the Olympics to drive enthusiasm for its new streaming service, Peacock, due to be launched in the United States on July 15.“NBC is losing that promotional window for Peacock and also for its new fall season programming,” Jon Swallen, chief research officer for Kantar Media, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a blow in the short term because that July-through-August period is typically soft for advertising. Every four years when the Summer Olympics come around, it’s a huge windfall for NBCU.”Crakes, though, believes any losses will be recovered in the long term.“The distributors, NBC, the Olympics – they are all married together in a three-way value chain that is long term,” he said.“While everyone’s got to look out for themselves they have a real serious incentive to cooperate and try and figure out how to do the best and make everybody whole in the short term.“Because they’re going to redo the Olympics next year. They’re still going to be there…so they’re going to get hurt by this, but I think they’ll find a way to claw back a lot of this somehow. Not all of it. But they’ll claw it back.One potential silver lining of the postponement could be an ever greater sense of anticipation surrounding the Olympics as the world emerges from the seismic upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic.“The Olympics next year could be a celebration of the world beating its oldest enemies – micro-organisms,” Crakes told AFP.“When sport does get back up and running there’s going to be a lot of people very happy about it. Because it signals a return to normalcy.A man wearing a face mask (background C) walks past an installation of the Olympic rings in Tokyo on February 28, 2020.Read Also: Victor Moses flees Milan for London amid covid-19 fears“And sports television is probably the most human of all art forms, because it’s human beings struggling in the moment. The Olympics are the ultimate celebration of sport.”Jay Rosenstein, a former vice president of programming at CBS Sports, agreed.“I don’t have a crystal ball, but after all of this audiences may be looking forward to the world coming together next year,” Rosenstein told CNN. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Advertisement Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors MillionsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more