WHATS SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF DEC0916 – LINKS BY DGC

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JAZZFM91 LISTENERS STUNNED AT CHANGES ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AT BELOVED RADIO STATION

first_imgThe abrupt departure of former morning show host Garvia Bailey in April left listeners wondering what was going on at the station. Listener and donor Deborah Abbott says she feels betrayed by JAZZ.FM. For a one-time donation of $750, Abbott was invited to join former host Dani Elwell on Host Your Own Radio Show. (Supplied by Deborah Abbott) Listeners to JAZZ.FM91 are dismayed by on-air changes at Canada’s only all-jazz radio station, as well as news of allegations of sexual misconduct, workplace harassment and mismanagement against former CEO and president Ross Porter and board members.“It’s so disappointing, shocking that this is going on,” says long-time listener Deborah Abbott. She’s already cancelled her monthly donations of $120. “It’s very, very sad to see it all fall apart.”Hosts at the station often referred to listeners as “members of the JAZZ.FM family,” but there have been no explanations on air about the recent departures of four long-time on-air personalities, nor the earlier departure last fall of station stalwarts, including the vice president of creative talent Dani Elwell, who doubled as an on-air host, or the departure in April of morning show host Garvia Bailey. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement “All of a sudden I’m listening one Saturday morning,” recalls Abbott, “and [Elwell] isn’t on. I sent a note, saying, ‘I missed you this morning,’ and she writes back.”Elwell replied, saying, “Unfortunately this was not my choice. I wasn’t allowed to say goodbye with the show.”Board member John Sadler declined a request from CBC Toronto for an interview with interim CEO Charles Cutts or anyone else connected with station management.last_img read more

Hudsons Bay rolls out the official striped carpet at Roy Thomson Hall

first_imgAs an Official Red Carpet Sponsor, “Stars on Stripes” daily press alerts will round-up the hottest red carpet looks as talent walk the iconic Hudson’s Bay carpets at this year’s Festival.Twitter: @HudsonsBayInstagram: @HudsonsBayFacebook: @HudsonsBaySnapchat: hudsonsbayHashtag: #starsonstripesAbout Hudson’s BayHBC, incorporated in 1670, is North America’s oldest company. Hudson’s Bay has grown to become Canada’s most prominent department store, today operating 89 full-line locations and thebay.com. For the first time since the banner’s inception, Hudson’s Bay opened outside of Canada with 10 new stores in the Netherlands in 2017, and an online shopping destination at hudsonsbay.nl. Hudson’s Bay has established a reputation for quality, service, and style by offering well-edited assortments of exclusive and popular fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as exclusive food concepts.  It is part of the HBC brand portfolio. The signature stripes are a registered trademark of Hudson’s Bay Company. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img TIFF Rising Star Lamar Johnson, The Hate U Give, is the first to walk the Hudson’s Bay signature striped carpet at Roy Thomson Hall. (Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography) (CNW Group/Hudson’s Bay) TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2018 – T-1 day until the city’s most anticipated film festival brings Hollywood’s elite to Toronto. The Toronto International Film Festival® made its final preparations today with the roll-out of the Hudson’s Bay iconic striped carpet at Roy Thomson Hall. First to walk the carpet was TIFF Rising Star Lamar Johnson, in town for the premiere of The Hate U Give.The official striped carpet has welcomed stars such as Dame Helen Mirren, Denzel Washington, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and Natalie Portman at past festivals, and will host many must-see talent set to descend upon the city for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).Hudson’s Bay is an Official Fashion Retailer and an Official Red Carpet Sponsor of the festival. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

HOW MY EPIC FAIL OF A PRETEEN MAKEOVER MADE ME A STAR

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement It was with a dramatic haircut that Jennifer endeavoured to change her life. While she didn’t get the makeover she’d bargained for, it certainly changed things. (Submitted by Jennifer Warren) The night before my Grade 6 school photo was taken, I went to the Hairport.Yes, you read that right. The Hairport. The Hairport was a hair salon set up in an extra room of the house across the road. Advertisement Once upon a time, Jennifer’s hair was bright blond and soft, with gentle curls. It did not stay that way. (Submitted by Jennifer Warren) Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Twitter On the sign for the Hairport there was an airplane taking off, as if to suggest that any haircut one might get there would be a nonstop flight to a better, more glamorous you.At least, that’s what I was hoping for: a whole new me.My hairvolutionActually, it was more that I was hoping to get away from the whole new me that had developed, unbidden, in the last couple of years, when a combination of puberty and a really bad strep throat hit me like a Mack Truck.And my hair, which had been the kind of fine blond hair you could tie back with ribbons my whole childhood — transformed into a dirty-blonde mass of wiry frizz.Here’s me before the change: “It’s that damn high fever you managed to catch,” said our family doctor, Dr. Lynch, in his characteristic gruff way. “Changes the hair follicle.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV MOLLY MCGLYNN

first_imgMolly McGlynn Advertisement Advertisement Treating others with kindness and respect can go a long way, even when you’re the one that’s supposed to be telling everyone else what to do. That’s a key lesson director Molly McGlynn has learned over the years working on a variety of projects ranging from short films, feature films, television and digital series in both Canada and the U.S. A typical day on set can be very long and very tiring, so McGlynn places a high level of importance on creating a safe and welcoming environment that uses positivity to encourage creativity.After beginning her career as a writer, McGlynn soon found herself directing projects, including her first feature film Mary Goes Round, starring Aya Cash. Soon after finding success with that movie, McGlynn moved into directing well known Canadian TV series such as Workin’ Moms, Little Dog and Bad Blood. She also directed the CBC digital series How to Buy A Baby, recently an International Emmy nominee for Short-Form Series.McGlynn spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss her experience directing episodic television. Not only has she directed on several different Canadian shows, but when we spoke, McGlynn had just completed directing an episode of ABC’s Speechless, which aired January 18. She discussed the differences she’s noticed between directing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as how she got that very important first opportunity at directing for TV. Advertisement Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This interview has been edited and condensed.The TV Junkies: Were you always interested in directing? How did you get into it?Molly McGlynn: Directing didn’t occur to me until a little bit later in life. As a kid, I knew I was drawn to the arts and I really loved art history. I got my degree at Queen’s University in Kingston and majored in film, but minored in art history. There was even a point where I got in to do a master’s in museum studies in Dublin and was going to move there, but I ended up staying in Toronto doing postgrad at Humber College for writing and producing for television. That certainly helped me think about directing a little bit more. Twitterlast_img read more

Families critical of RCMP after taking days to enter water of crash

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe families of two young men who crashed their vehicle into a Saskatchewan river and drowned are now calling on provincial leadership to make changes to the way the RCMP handle underwater recovery.It took nearly three days to recover the two men and their vehicle from a river in a small northern community over 665 kms north of Regina.While police waited so did the family who needed confirmation the men were in the car.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has the story.last_img

Trudeau expected to shuffle federal cabinet Monday source

first_imgThe PM expected to shuffle cabinet for third time in three months.The Canadian PressA senior government official says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to shuffle the federal cabinet on Monday.This will be the third time the prime minister switches up his roster this year.In January, Trudeau moved Jody Wilson-Raybould to veterans affairs from the justice portfolio, which went to David Lametti.The prime minister made a few more changes earlier this month to fill the void left by Wilson-Raybould after she resigned from cabinet amid the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy.A few days after the mini-shuffle, Jane Philpott also stepped down from cabinet, saying she had lost confidence in the government over its handling of the SNC-Lavalin issue.Philpott had served as president of the Treasury Board, following a long stint with Indigenous Services Canada.last_img read more

NL Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated

first_imgThe Canadian PressNewfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir.The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced by the flooding seeping into the food chain downstream from the reservoir, potentially affecting crucial food sources for Inuit residents.Liberal Premier Dwight Ball said he wanted the work to happen, but a necessary work permit was not approved before it was too late to keep the project from falling further behind schedule.The gaffe was revealed this summer at the inquiry into the controversial hydroelectric project in Labrador _ leading the inquiry’s commissioner to say it was “confounding” that the work had slipped through the cracks.Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie has now asked the province’s public accounts committee to compel the auditor general to examine relevant documents from July 2018 to February 2019, interview witnesses and report her findings.Four of seven seats on the committee are held by members of the Liberal government, but Crosbie urged them to put partisan concerns aside in pursuit of public accountability.“The taxpayers of the province have a right to know, and the Indigenous people who were party to the breached agreement with the province have a vested interest in knowing exactly what happened,” Crosbie wrote in a letter to the committee dated Tuesday.Ball announced on July 23 that the $30 million set aside for wetland capping would instead be offered to three Indigenous governments in Labrador for “social and health benefits.”The Innu Nation and NunatuKavut Community Council have accepted $10 million each in an agreement with Crown corporation Nalcor Energy, which is overseeing the hydro project.The Nunatsiavut Inuit government has not accepted the money, which the organization’s president Johannes Lampe calls “hush money.”Lampe said the situation downstream from Muskrat Falls is now a “ticking time bomb” and criticized the premier for betraying the trust of Labrador’s Inuit.“We are now at a point of no return where the health, culture and way of life of many Labrador Inuit hangs in the balance,” Lampe wrote in an Aug. 8 statement.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Greece Turkey try to calm tensions after Aegean Sea crash

first_imgATHENS, Greece – The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey worked late Tuesday to calm escalating tensions after a Greek coast guard vessel was damaged in a collision with a Turkish patrol boat in the Aegean Sea, the site of a boundary dispute.A government official in Athens said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim spoke by telephone about the circumstances of the boat crash. The official asked not to be named pending an official announcement.No one was hurt in the collision, which happened near uninhabited Aegean islets over which Turkey and Greece nearly went to war in 1996.Turkey’s ambassador in Athens was summoned earlier in the day to receive an official complaint, while the Greek Foreign Ministry accused Turkey of “escalating and provocative conduct.”Tensions between the NATO allies already were rising over the warships Turkey deployed in recent days to block a rig from reaching a location off of Cyprus where Italian energy company Eni is scheduled to drill for natural gas.Cyprus has been ethnically divided into a Turkish north and a Greek south since 1974. The internationally recognized government is on the Greek Cypriot side. Only Turkey recognizes the breakaway north, where it keeps thousands of troops.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended the presence of the warships, telling lawmakers from his party Tuesday that companies involved in the gas venture should not “step out of line.”“We recommend that foreign companies don’t allow themselves to be an instrument of issues that surpass their limits and strength, by trusting the Greek Cypriot side,” Erdogan said. “Their show of strength lasts only until they see our ships and our planes.”Turkey opposes the drilling, which it says disregards the rights of Turkish Cypriots. It also claims as its own part of the area Cyprus has designated for exploratory drilling.The Cypriot government says it has a sovereign right to drill, and that if the search is successful, any income would be shared equitably if the island is reunified.Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades refrained from direct comment on Erdogan’s statements, but said Turkish naval activity should cause no public alarm.“There’s no reason for anyone to worry,” he told reporters in the capital, Nicosia. “Actions are being taken in such a way so as to avert any kind of crisis.”Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, but only the southern part enjoys full membership benefits. Turkey’s bid for EU membership has been stalled for some time.EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said EU authorities were monitoring the incident in the Aegean closely, adding that Turkey should avoid any “friction, threat or action” against an EU member state.___Nicholas Paphitis in Athens, Greece, Costas Kantouris in Thessaloniki, Greece, Menelaos Hadjicostis in Nicosia, Cyprus, and Lorne Cook in Brussels contributed.___Follow Gatopoulos at http://www.twitter.com/dgatopoulos and Fraser at http://www.twitter.com/suzanfraserlast_img read more

Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 15 but pause might be

first_imgThe Bank of Canada is leaving its interest rate unchanged today in what could be a brief pause along its gradual path to higher rates.The central bank kept its benchmark at 1.5 per cent – but many experts are predicting it could introduce another increase as early as next month.In a statement today, the Bank of Canada said the strength of recent economic numbers reinforce the governing council’s view that more hikes will be necessary to keep inflation from rising above its target.The bank said business investment and exports have shown solid growth in recent quarters despite persistent uncertainty about the North American Free Trade Agreement and other trade policy developments.It said the housing market has begun to stabilize as households adjust to higher interest rates and new policies.The bank said credit growth has moderated and improvements in labour and wages have helped support consumption.last_img read more

Firefighters Charity donates 17000 to family for 4 yearolds cancer treatment expenses

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society gave a big boost to the family of a 4 year-old girl currently undergoing cancer treatment in Vancouver.In early December, 4 year-old Natalie Small was admitted to the ICU at B.C. Children’s Hospital after a lump was found on her kidneys during a visit to the doctor’s office. The 4 year-old was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma while at B.C. Children’s later that month.A GoFundMe campaign was set up to help with the family’s expenses in travelling to and from Vancouver while Natalie underwent treatment, but as of February 26th has only raised just over $11,000 of its $20,000 goal. In December, the Firefighters Charitable Society also made a donation to Natalie’s family. The Society was set up by firefighters in Fort St. John last year to help locals with travel expenses for medical treatments received out-of-town Society President Adam Wynn said that he had noticed earlier this month that donations to the GoFundMe campaign had stalled. Wynn explained that the Society decided to match donations from the public to help the girl’s family after getting a receiving a sizeable donation in January.Nearly two weeks ago, the Firefighters Charity announced that it would match donations up to $5,000, but Wynn said that the response from the community was so great that the Society was able to raise a total of $17,000 for the Small family. On Saturday, the Firefighters presented the $17,000 cheque to Natalie’s mother Deanne, with the money going toward’s the girl’s treatment medication and to the family’s living costs while in Vancouver.Wynn added that the Firefighters Charitable Society is incredibly thankful for the positive response from area residents in support of their fundraising effort. The Society will be hosting a fundraising event later this Spring.last_img read more

Some rural residents given extension to submit property taxes to Province

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Some rural residents living in the Peace River Regional District’s four Electoral Areas have been given an extension to file their property taxes with the provincial government due to a malfunctioning piece of office equipment.In a post on its website, the Regional District says that it was notified by the provincial Surveyor of Taxes that some rural residents may be getting their 2018 property tax notices later than usual because of an error with a printer. The PRRD, which does not collect property taxes despite getting frequent questions about them, said it made the post on its website to notify residents about the possible late arrival of the tax notices.Ministry of Finance spokesperson Sonja Zoeller said that because of the printer error, the Ministry is extending the payment deadline for property owners who did not receive their original tax notice by 38 days from the date of issue, to July 20, 2018.last_img read more

In memory of Fred Jarvis

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Former Mayor of Taylor Fred Jarvis unexpectantly passed away, he was an important and influential person and significant in the changing of Taylor.The North Peace will feel the absence of Fred Jarvis as he was a man that had a big impact in his 35 years of public service, even after he retired he remained a committed member of the community.People all around the Peace Region are sending their condolences to the family and sharing their thoughts, love and appreciation for Jarvis on social media. In addition, other community leaders are speaking about their relationships with Jarvis. Fred served as Taylor’s Mayor for 29 years and 6 as a Councillor. He was widely respected and greatly admired‎ by everyone who served and worked with him. Mayor Fred was a wonderful mentor, guide and leader in Taylor. His passing is a great loss to Fred’s family and friends, as well as to the people of Taylor, and to the people of NE BC.We wish to express our condolences to the entire Jarvis family at this difficult‎ time.Additional Information about a memorial service for Fred Jarvis will be shared in accordance with the wishes of the Jarvis family. Funeral Services are to be held at the Taylor Community Hall Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:00 am. The service is open to all who would like to attend.Bob Zimmer said “It was sad as I said on Social Media last night, I talked to his wife Judy and said he really changed Taylor from a place that was between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek to a community because a lot of the things he had an effect on was the Golf course, was the curling rink, the skating rink and all those sorts of things. He made it a place for people to live opposed to just work and that’s why I thought he turned it into a community and credit to him for that. It’s sad and definitely unexpected. Prayers for the Jarvis family, its a sad day.”“In the short time that I had interaction with Fred, he brought a calmness and clarity to the conversation regardless of the topic. I always felt that it was guidance that he offered rather than his personal opinion.” Brad Sperling says “I am going to miss our talks, he was truly a friend of the people.”The District of Taylor released this message on their FB Page;Passing of Fred JarvisSadly Taylor’s former Mayor Fred Jarvis passed away ‎in his sleep on Sunday morning, December 2nd.last_img read more

Infant rescued from 60foot borewell after 48 hours

first_imgHisar: After a 48-hour-long struggle, a one-and-a-half years old child who fell into a borewell here was rescued safely on Friday.Nadim fell into the 60-foot deep borewell while playing near his house in Balsamand village in Hisar district of Haryana. “The child has been brought out from the borewell after a massive rescue operation. The child appeared safe. A waiting ambulance rushed him to a hospital where doctors will check upon his health condition,” Hisar’s DSP (Law and Order) Joginder Singh said. The massive rescue operation here had been going on for the past nearly 48 hours after the child fell into the borewell Wednesday evening. A team of the NDRF and Army experts was assisted in the rescue operation by civil and police authorities, officials here said. As the rescuers on Friday reached close to the spot where the child was trapped, digging by machines was stopped and was carried out manually to ensure that soil did not fall over the infant, they said. Earlier, authorities had started digging a parallel well about 20-feet away from the borewell and subsequently, they created a tunnel to bring out the child safely. The child’s movements were monitored using a night-vision camera which was dropped inside the borewell. Nadim was playing with some friends who were plucking fruits from a tree when he suddenly fell into the borewell. Afterwards, his family members and the villagers informed police. The child’s father is a labourer. Earthmovers, drilling machines and other equipment had been pressed into service to rescue the child, even as oxygen tubes were dropped to help him breathe. Biscuits and juices were supplied to the child. A medical team had also been deployed at the incident site. Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Meena had earlier said legal action will be taken against the person who dug the borewell without taking any permission from the department concerned.last_img read more

HC seeks reports on clash lawyers launch ceasework strike to protest police

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta High Court on Thursday sought judicial and administrative reports on the lawyers’ scuffle with police which took place at the Howrah court on Wednesday.Lawyers across the state launched a cease-work strike to protest against the police action during the Howrah incident. Later in the day, the state Bar association at Calcutta High Court called a meeting and it was decided that pen down movement would continue until action is taken against the police personnel. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe division bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Nair Radhakrishnan issued orders to submit the reports by Monday. Lawyer Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya mentioned about the incident before the Chief Justice and appealed him to take suo motu cognizance of the same to which he agreed. Following issuing the order to submit reports on the incident, the Chief Justice said an attack on the judicial system would not be tolerated. The High Court will take action in this regard. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOn Wednesday, a major clash took place between the lawyers and staff of Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) over vehicle parking at Howrah Court area. The lawyers had allegedly attacked cops with bricks during the fight with Howrah Municipal Corporation employees. Around 10 am, when a lawyer parked his bike at the HMC’s free parking area, an employee of HMC asked him not to park his vehicle there. This led to a fight between the two and the argument further heated up when some lawyers and law clerks joined them and allegedly assaulted the HMC staff and a security personnel. Within minutes more civic body staff members joined and a clash ensued between both the parties. It was alleged that bricks were hurled during the incident. The police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Later around 5 pm, when some mediapersons and HMC staff were moving out of the HMC, the lawyers allegedly assaulted them. Some lawyers allegedly hurled bricks at them which hit some police personnel who were duty. Having no other option, the police resorted to lathi-charge. The situation took an ugly turn when the lawyers retaliated and attacked the police personnel. To disperse the violent mob, the police fired a few tear gas shells on the Howrah court premises.last_img read more

Kerry urges Egypt not to extend state of emergency

first_imgRIYADH – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Egypt’s interim rulers not to extend the state of emergency when it ends later this month, a senior American official said.“He pressed hard on not extending the state of emergency when it expires on November 14,” a State Department official told reporters travelling with Kerry, who flew from Egypt to Saudi  Arabia.“He said that the crackdown that was underway was inappropriate and inclusivity required that there be an outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood and others,” the US official added. Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour told Kerry he had not really used the powers afforded under the state of emergency other than to impose a night-time curfew, the official said.Although there was no commitment on what his government would do, “the language was positive. “Kerry also called on Egypt’s military-installed leadership following the army’s July 3 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to work for greater inclusivity and to protect rights and freedoms.last_img read more

Moroccans Internet Subscriptions Reach 1389 Million

Rabat – The use of the internet in Morocco and the amount of online subscribers has witnessed a rapid growth over the past year.The number of internet subscribers reached 13.89 million users in one year, accounting for a 63.5 percent growth, with a penetration rate of 41.1 percent, according to quarterly reports by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Agency (ANRT).Mobile internet usage increased by 69.6 percent with 12.81 million subscribers, the agency revealed in its November 2 report. Morocco’s mobile subscribers, according to the ANRT, stands at 44.45 million, with a penetration rate around 131 percent, mainly due to the country’s alleged superior mobile performance.ADSL subscribers rose to 1.08 million in this year’s third quarter, with a 15 percent growth, the regulatory agency informed.The overall increase in internet users is allegedly related in part to the decline in mobile communication prices. The “average revenue per minute” (ARPM) decreased by 15 percent.The mobile ARPM dropped from MAD 0.33 at the end of September 2014 to MAD 0.28 at the end of September 2015.According to the same source, the average internet bill per user decreased by 4 percent, from MAD 25 to 24 per month, in the same period.The average monthly bill for mobile internet usage decreased by 6 percent standing at MAD 17 per month, in the quarter of 2015.On the other hand, DSL internet (ADSL) bills registered a 4 percent increase, reaching MAD 95 per month.The number of mobile minutes used by Moroccans reached an average of 98 monthly minutes per user, registering a 6.5 percent increase during the same period.The rise in mobile minutes reached 11.2 percent with more than 14 billion outgoing minutes used. As far as text messages, the number of SMS grew 26.5 percent in a year, amounting to 4.29 billion. read more

Bernadette Chirac Hospitalized at PitiéSalpêtrière in Paris

Paris – The wife of former President Jacques Chirac, Bernadette Chirac, is to Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, like her husband who was admitted to the Paris hospital Sunday due to a lung infection, said Wednesday French media.“Bernadette Chirac, deeply marked by the death of her eldest daughter Laurence (in April) and exhausted for several days following pulmonary infection from her husband, was hospitalized Tuesday at the Pitié-Salpêtrière,” the couple’s son-in-law Frédéric Salat-Baroux said.Jacques Chirac, 83, served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.With MAP read more

NRJ Radio to be Launched in Morocco

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Satellite radio NRJ will be soon launched in Casablanca on March 25 via the internet and a mobile application.Morocco will be the first African country and the second Arab location to adopt this digital radio outlet. NRJ radio stations are operational in Russia, Canada and many other European countries including Norway, Sweden, France, Finland and Belgium. “NRJ will offer its listeners an unprecedented musical program, bringing together all their favorite hits entertainment programs,” said the NRj group during a press conference.According to the same source ”NRJ radio aims to provide Moroccan listeners with a fresh and diversified and unique musical and entertainment programs.” CEO of NRJ group, Richard Mazeret stated that “NRJ radio is considered one of the most powerful media and entrainment provider internationally.” He went on to say that NRJ Morocco project is the result of a successful association with Radio Planète, which is in turn a part of the DNA of the NRJ group.“The strategic partnership with radio Planète is part of the ambitious plan to develop NRJ group on the African continent,” Mazeret added.In response to this, founder of radio Planète, Hakim Chargaoui expressed his gratitude for this partnership saying that, “radio Planète is proud of the trust placed in them.” Chargaoui then added that “NRJ is a global media group of youth par excellence whose uses of media consumption has profoundly changed.” He also noted thatall of the studies they have carried out show that Morocco is a market with great potential for the development of the NRJ group in different segments, namely radio, events and entertainment.”The launch celebration will take place March 25 in Casablanca. International and Moroccan celebrities will take participate in the event. read more