The Spice Girls to reunite for Paramount Animations upcoming film

first_imgThe Spice GirlsTwitterWith a team that boasts girl power with mostly a female senior staff, Paramount Animation president Mireille Soria has announced that the studio will be bringing back the magic of Spice Girls. The film is in the early stages of development and they are aiming for two releases a year, starting in 2020.The five members of the popular girl band, Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Geri Halliwell (Ginger) and Victoria Beckham (Posh) have given their approvals to the project. It has been reported by Hollywood Reporter that Simon Fuller will be producing the project while Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith will write the screenplay. The film will further include some of Spice Girls’ classic songs as well as new ones that they will curate. Apparently, the Spice Girls will turn into superheroes for the film.This is probably the first time since the 90s that all the five Spice Girls will come together for a project, that also includes Victoria Beckham. Currently, except for Beckham, the other Spice Girls have kicked off the Spice World tour for which they all reunited. Sharing a throwback of the girls, Beckham wrote, “Good luck to the girls today as they start their tour!” Victoria is currently focussing on her fashion label due to which, she couldn’t go along with the rest of the Spice Girls. However, with the Paramount animations project, she will join the girls. Victoria Beckham postInstagramApart from the Spice Girls movie, the banner also plans to release The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge, which also stars Awkwafina and Reggie Watts to its voice cast. Cyndi Lauper will be working on the original tracks for the film along with her co-writer Rob Hyman. The film is being directed by Tim Hill and will be produced by Ryan Harris. Background scores by Hans Zimmer will also be included in the film.last_img read more

Daily Shokaler Khobor shut down temporarily

first_imgShokaler KhoborThe print edition of daily Shokaler Khobor was shut down ‘temporarily’ on Thursday.Mehnaj Kabir, chief marketing and communication officer of Rangkan Holdings Limited which owns the daily, said, “We had decided to publish the newspaper in 2009. But, the media house has failed to make profit. Thus, we have decided to shut down the print edition of the newspaper.”“Despite the loss, we continued running the project with subsidy. We even tried to sell the ownership, but to no avail.”He also said a committee, formed in this regard, has started working to look into what can be done with the newspaper.The daily’s journalists and other employees will be given their dues as per 8th Wage Board within 25 September, he added.A journalist, on condition of anonymity, said there were more than 300 journalists and employees in the media house.The authorities said their jobs will remain effective till 30 September.last_img read more

The Sound of Sleekness

first_imgJuly 19, 2010 Register Now » This story appears in the August 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Looking for a high-end business audio vibe without the high-end cost? Try turning your PC, iPhone or iPod into a professional-grade sound system with self-powered speakers that have their own amps and can plug directly into your computer or portable device. The HiVi Swan T200Bs come with not one but two separate amps (one for each speaker), making them essentially idiot-proof to install. And the speakers’ distinct angular look adds value to even the most persnickety office design.HiVi also gets points for its nifty remote control that manages both speakers independently. For $629–less than the price of a decent notebook computer–you can add first-rate audio to your next presentation or stream music into your retail location. Sounds like a pretty good deal.last_img read more

Road closed as emergency services tackle car fire

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA Staffordshire Moorlands road is closed this evening after emergency services dealt with a car fire. Top Road is shut after firefighters dealt with the blaze, between Rudyard and Biddulph Moor. Shortly before 9pm a Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently in attendance between Rudyard and Top Road, Biddulph Moor dealing with a car fire alongside our Fire service colleagues. “The road is closed at this present time whilst we deal.” Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed a fire crew from Leek had been sent to the scene shortly after 7pm tonight (Thursday December 20). Read MoreDiabetic Josie, 12, locked in this NHS postcode lottery battle (as mum shells out £100-a-month for vital medical equipment) A spokesman said: “We received a call at 7.11pm to reports of a car on fire. One crew from Leek was mobilised to the scene. “They confirmed the vehicle was well alight and used two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus.” Fire crews have now left the scene. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

Island Air to implement Amadeus Altéa IT solutions

first_imgTags: Amadeus, Hawaii Share Travelweek Group Hawaii’s leading regional carrier, Island Air, has become the latest airline in North America to select Amadeus’ industry-leading Altéa portfolio of IT solutions to power its continued flight into the future.Island Air will implement the full portfolio of Altéa IT solutions, including e-commerce, reservations, inventory and departure control systems, as well as revenue integrity, loyalty and travel intelligence functionality. Amadeus’ turnkey solutions for regional and mid-size airlines allow for quick and seamless implementation in a scalable, cost-effective way.Island Air, which currently uses a fleet of 64-seat ATR-72 turboprop aircraft and Q400 78-seat aircraft, will begin a phased migration to the new Amadeus systems this month. It offers more than 280 flights each week between the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island, with more to be added.“As we transition our fleet to larger Q400 aircraft, we are excited to nearly double the number of flights between O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island by May 2017,” said David Uchiyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of Island Air. “To help facilitate the expansion in our flight schedules, increase our agility to accommodate flights during peak seasons and, most importantly, offer a great seamless experience to our customers, we are confident Amadeus is the best technology partner and provider.” Posted bycenter_img Monday, March 27, 2017 Island Air to implement Amadeus’ Altéa IT solutions << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Marriott signs deal with Toronto Maple Leafs parent company MLSE

first_img TORONTO — Marriott International has announced a multi-year partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), making Marriott International the preferred hotel company for the Toronto Maple Leafs and offering VIP hockey experiences for loyalty program members.The 100 million+ global members of Marriott’s three loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), including the more than 3.7 million members in Canada – will be able to redeem points on Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments for once-in-a-lifetime hockey themed experiences with players and legends of the game, says the company.“The cross country popularity of hockey makes the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment an ideal partner to provide members of Marriott Rewards and SPG with once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott International Canada. “We know that Canadians – more so than ever – travel for experiences and our partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs unlocks the potential for memorable travel.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North America“The Toronto Maple Leafs are happy to partner with Marriott International, our country’s leading lodging organization,” said Jeff Deline, Vice President of Global Partnerships at MLSE. “Our hockey club has always strived to deliver incredible experiences for our fans and we’re looking forward to working alongside a brand that does the same for their guests. We know that our fan base love to travel to cheer on their team and this partnership will provide opportunities for incredible memories.”To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Maple Leaf Alumnus Darcy Tucker and Johnny Bower, surprised an unsuspecting Marriott Rewards member when he checked into Delta Hotels By Marriott Toronto.What was booked as a Marriott Rewards weekend stay in Toronto with Leafs tickets, turned out to be a “money can’t buy” experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs including a morning skate with the team, a behind the scenes tour of Air Canada Centre, an opportunity to bump gloves with the Maple Leafs team as they took to the ice, and the chance to watch the hockey game from VIP platinum seats.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaA video of his experience is available here: Tweet Marriott signs deal with Toronto Maple Leafs parent company MLSE Tags: Marriott Interntaional Posted bycenter_img Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more