first_imgThe Oxford Guild has announced that Kanye West will be giving a talk at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.At 11pm this evening (March 1st), the Guild’s Facebook page created an event entitled “Kanye West speaks to the Oxford Guild Business Society”, and reported that West would be speaking at the Museum of Natural History tomorrow (March 2nd), at 3pm.According to the event page, the first batch of tickets will go on sale at midnight, with further releases at 2am, and at 9am tomorrow morning.Students were encouraged to sign up to a random ballot for tickets. However, the organisers were keen to emphasise that students would be chosen completely at random.The Guild told Cherwell that as of 12.30am, over 1,800 students had balloted for tickets.Once selected, students will have two hours in which to buy their tickets before the link expires.Abbas Kazmi, Chairman of the Oxford Guild, told Cherwell, “We are very excited to be hosting such an inspiring and high profile a speaker as the legendary Kanye West and expect it to be a fascinating and memorable event.“It is great to see the hard work pay off after having spent many hours negotiating against the odds and keeping things under wraps to secure this event, which is a real coup for the Guild, which I am proud to see continuing to grow from strength to strength, reaching even higher heights and winning ever more national awards and accolades.”He continued to thank the Guild committee, and went on to say, “This is the first in a series of incredibly high profile speakers the Guild has lined up. We have been working industriously behind the scenes and would recommend you watch this space!” There has been no word yet on the subject of West’s speech, but the rapper has been outspoken about business in recent years, condeming, among others, Louis Veitton.West is in the UK for the Brit Awards, where he performed on February 25th, revealing on Twitter last night that his upcoming album is to be titled So Help Me God.So Help Me God pic.twitter.com/e3UUsQQEts— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 1, 2015Kazmi also told Cherwell that a full video of the talk will be available, and explained the reasoning behind the event’s ticketing system. “We do not want students to waste their afternoons queuing outside the Union chamber Frewin Court for example, only not to be let in and to be left disappointed. Nor do we want students to ballot and then not turn up leaving empty seats which have been taken by others.”He also emphasised that only Oxford-registered emails would be valid in the ballot.Sean O’Neill, of Hertford College, was one of the first students to secure a ticket. He remarked to Cherwell, “I get to be in the same room as Kanye West! This is so great it almost makes me like the Oxford Guild.”Oliver Johnston-Watt, a member of the general committee, commented, “Aside from the executive, only two other committee members knew about this. When the first e-mail came in I thought it was some kind of joke but with Kanye being in the UK at the moment for the Brits it all started to make sense.He remarked that it was “absolutely outrageous for any student society to bring in a speaker like Kanye West.“Clearly,” he continued, “the Oxford Guild mean business.”last_img read more


first_imgMore on that look u attached: LONELY PLANET / BEST IN EUROPE 2019 High Tatras, SlovakiaMadrid, Hotel SpainArctic North Coast, IcelandHerzegovina, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBari, Hotel ItalyShetland Islands, ScotlandLyon, SpainLiechtensteinVevey, SwitzerlandIstria, Croatia Lonely Planet, one of the most popular tourist portals and publishers of tourist guides in the world, has chosen Istria as one of the 10 best destinations in Europe in 2019. And such as the globally recognizable media with millions of viewers: National Geographic Traveler, CNN, USA Today, Huffington Post, Fodor’s travel intelligence, Reader’s Digest, Wine Enthusiast and many others. In concrete figures, the media value annually exceeds the amount of HRK 70 million. What is especially important in the business of PR activities is continuity in maintaining quality, but also product innovation and service creativity. The competition among tourist destinations is extremely large and strong, so it is a great success for Istria when some media houses that are world opinion leaders, achieve the award among the TOP 10 for the second or even third time. You either play the game or you don’t, and Istra is obviously playing very well. That is why our most successful is our tourist region. In recent years, the Istrian Tourist Board has invested significant effort and effort in PR activities, which has proven to be an extremely good investment, namely Istria has gained an immeasurable reputation in terms of selections / awards from the most influential media around the world. In a short time, they launched Istria on the radar of the most influential media as a destination that is measured by the best according to various criteria, and ranks us among the top 10 destinations in the world. The process of selecting the best destinations and trips involves a team of experts and members of the Lonely Planet community, who through a series of strict criteria select the best of the best in various categories. Istria has been selected as one of the 10 best destinations in Europe in 2019 for this summer, and the list also includes: In the context of PR activities, Istria has managed to network a whole set of innovative activities that further feed the strength of Istria’s media value because projects such as strategic partnerships in terms of co-marketing and co-branding, the Share Istria project and many others fully complement the PR reputation of Istria. , points out the director of the Istria County Tourist Board Denis Ivošević and adds: “The new recognition that Istria has received is just another confirmation in a series that Istria every year with its investments, knowledge and organization is able to create new products, attractions, and that it is able to raise the competitiveness of the whole region to a higher level. and honor”Ivosevic concluded. Marketing is not a cost but an investment, and they know this very well in the Tourist Board of the Istrian County For the seventh year in a row, this famous media house and a favorite read that many tourists trust on their travels compiles the reference list Best in Europe, which contains ten priority destinations in Europe that should be on the radar of world travelers right now. and Istria, which earned the prestigious Best in Europe 2019 award. Lonely Planet Editor-in-Chief Tom Hall pointed out that “Best in Europe 2019” shows European destinations worth including in your travel plan. “Istria offers a famous gourmet offer (including top quality white truffles and wild asparagus) with historical charm. While the famous coast is bustling in summer, the interior of the peninsula offers the opportunity to get to know the medieval towns on the hills and enjoy the rolling vineyards and picturesque olive groves. “last_img read more


first_imgSimmons, whose birthday is in September, will be playing in his age 30 season. Since 2000, there have only been 32 shortstops who had even a single season with 130 games at shortstop in their age 31 season or older, and only seven of them had more than two such seasons.That wouldn’t seem to bode well for the chances of an extension for Simmons, but there is precedent for elite shortstops to continue into their late 30s. Derek Jeter, Omar Vizquel and Jimmy Rollins have all had at least five seasons as an everyday shortstop past age 31.Simmons believes he’s in that category.“All you have is the track record of what I’ve done recently,” Simmons said. “I can’t show you a crystal ball of the future, but I can show you what I’ve done throughout.“I believe in myself. I know I can keep doing this for years to come, and I’m still improving as a hitter. Even though it didn’t show up last year because of different things, I know I’m still improving as a hitter and still growing as a hitter.” Although Simmons refuses to look at in the context of his contract, it certainly is relevant that he is looking for this bounce-back season in the final year before he’s set to be a free agent.The Angels have had internal discussions about an extension for Simmons, but have not talked to him or his representatives about it, owner Arte Moreno said last week.“I’m not even thinking about it,” Simmons said. “The only time I think about it is when (the media) brings it up. It is what it is. All I can do is play. I’m going to try to get better in spring training and just play good and at the end of the day, we’ll be where we need to be.”That starts with his physical condition. Simmons said he’s lighter this year, which was a reaction to twice suffering ankle injuries in 2019. He said he’s trying to “reduce the stress on the ankles” by reducing the bulk.Simmons first got hurt when he was lunging toward first to try to beat out an infield hit in May. He came back five weeks later, played for just about another month, and then hurt a different part of the same ankle in early August. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Around those two stints on the injured list, Simmons hit .264 with a .309 on-base percentage and a .676 OPS. He hit seven home runs. His average, on-base percentage and OPS were all the lowest of his four seasons with the Angels.The injuries “definitely affected me,” he said. “You have to learn how to play slightly limited. I was OK. … I maybe lost the momentum I had, the rhythm and timing. I wasn’t stretching singles into doubles. I could move, but not as good.”On defense, the advanced metrics had downgraded Simmons slightly, although he was still well above average. He was a finalist for the Gold Glove award, but Francisco Lindor snapped Simmons’ two-year winning streak.Shortstop is typically one of the positions at which a player’s age impacts him the soonest.Related Articlescenter_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter TEMPE, Ariz. — Andrelton Simmons is looking at this season as a “challenge.”The Angels’ Gold Glove shortstop was on a rising trajectory through 2018, having steadily improved his hitting while continuing to play otherworldly defense.Now, he’s trying to bounce back from a 2019 season in which injuries sapped him of some of his production.“I enjoy all I’ve learned and how much better I got than the expectations when I came into this league as a hitter,” Simmons said. “So it’s a challenge for me to do it, to keep doing what I’ve done the past couple years and keep improving on it.”last_img read more