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The plight of detained Australian journalist Peter Greste is highlighted in the 30 Days of Press Freedom campaign launched today in the countdown to UNESCO World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The joint campaign by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), The Walkley Foundation for Journalism and the International Federation of Journalists Asia-Pacific, calls media colleagues, friends and …

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Barnes & Noble stakeholder Liberty Media announced it would be shrinking its stake in the bookseller to about 10 percent of its initial investment. On top of the failure of the Nook e-reader and declining retail sales, can Barnes & Noble weather this latest bit of bad news?

Liberty Media invested $204 million in Barnes & Noble in 2011, giving the investor a 16.6 percent stake in the company. At the time, a Wi-Fi version of the Nook had just been released, and the bookseller was confident about the financial prospects of its e-reader.

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Two and a half years later, Nooks sales are tanking, Barnes & Nobles retail sales are on a steady decline, and Liberty Media is cashing out. Liberty and Barnes and Noble announced that the entertainment distribution conglomerate would be shrinking its share of the company to about ten percent of its initial investment. Both say this is an opportunity for the bookseller to diversify its future, but analysts say it will be tough to bounce back.

“By reducing our preferred position and eliminating some of our related rights, Barnes & Noble will gain greater flexibility to accomplish their strategic objectives,” says Greg Maffei, president and CEO of Liberty Media in a statement.

“Liberty Media has been a strong supporter of the Company and Greg Maffei and Mark Carleton have been and continue to be tremendous partners at an important time in the Company’s history,” says Leonard Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the statement. “Liberty’s decision to retain a portion of its investment and have active involvement on our board underscores Liberty’s ongoing commitment to Barnes & Noble.”

Mr. Riggio adds that Libertys reduced financial role will allow the New York-based bookseller to pursue more strategic options, though there was no clarification as to what those next steps are.

If the companys last financial report is an indication, the bookseller has to focus on Nook and brick-and-mortar sales. Third quarter revenue, which included the holiday season, dropped 10 percent from the previous year, and revenue from Nook was down 50 percent from the previous year. In its report, the company said the loss was due to it not releasing a new version of the device, though it plans on releasing a new Nook color device in early fiscal 2015.

In the meantime, the losses have translated to job cuts and store closings. Last summer, the bookseller announced it would be closing 15 to 20 stores, and the February report said that more job cuts came as a result of the poor quarter. This comes on the heels of a tough last few years for major bookstore chains, as Internet retailers and e-books are growing in popularity: Borders Bookstores also closed 400 stores in 2011.

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GULF SHORES, Al (CBSMiami) Beaches across the Gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle, are getting the star treatment as thousands of starfish drift ashore.

Most of them, dead or dying, are washing up on beaches from Perdido Key, Florida in Pensacola to Alabama.

The majority are brittle stars, also called spider starfish, and they are very common in waters around the world. This is very rare, I have lived here all my life and I have never seen them like this, said beachgoer Charlotte Phillips.

Marine experts said rough surf caused by recent storms may have pushed the starfish over the sandbars and onto the beach.

Tidal pools hold most of whats left.

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The Truth to 2012 and the End Times Revealed – New World Order and the Illuminati – David Icke
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CHATHAM (CBS/AP) A spring storm blasted the Cape and Islands with high winds and blowing snow on Wednesday, roiling the North Atlantic and leaving winter-weary residents facing the prospect of digging out from more snow.

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Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard bore the brunt of the storm as it hit Massachusetts, dropping up to 10 inches of snow.

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The snow had stopped by the afternoon but robust winds were expected through Wednesday night with gusts up to 80 mph on Nantucket, National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley said.

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A blizzard warning was in effect and the National Weather Service also warned of coastal flooding and significant beach erosion along the Massachusetts coast. Wind gusts caused scattered power outages on the Cape and Islands.

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Watch:Beaches Jazz Festival supporters launch petition to save funding. Carey Marsden reports.

TORONTO Beaches Jazz Festival supporters have launched an online petitionto urge Ontarioto restore funding to the free summer event after an annual provincial grant was not renewed this month.

The festival, which attracted an estimated 500,000 people last year, received $75,000 from the Celebrate Ontario program in each of the last six years.

Organizers were told on March 13 that they would no longer receive the funding this time around.

This year, the festival is in danger of being drastically reduced in size and scope because the funding that it has regularly received for the past 6 years has not been renewed by the government, the petition wrote.

Critics argued the move seemed odd as the governing Liberals reportedly awarded a $300,000 grant to multimillionaire rap star Drake was to stage his two-day OVO Fest in Toronto this summer.

Watch: (Mar 20) The Beaches Jazz Festival has been denied a provincial grant it has received in the past. Carey Marsden reports.

Meanwhile, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, a company thats estimated to be worth $2 billion, wants $10 million from the province to upgrade BMO Field in Toronto a city-owned property.

The company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Torontos professional soccer team says it will put in $90 million for the upgrade, but only if it gets $30 million from the city, province and federal government.

Tourism Minister Michael Chan defended the decision on Monday, saying Celebrate Ontario is a competitive program, which attracted 441 applications last year, and supports many events across the province.

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The First Amendment to the New Schedule
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A Closer Look At The Entertainment Industry(1of2)(illuminati explained)
Finally, A CLEAR EXPLANATION of the truth behind the entertainment industry.

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state.

A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, where a final vote has not been scheduled.

The bill is designed to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke at beaches and parks, cut down on litter and improve fire safety in those public areas. Smoking would still be allowed in parking lots near beaches and parks.

Violators would get fined $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense and $1,000 for subsequent ones.

When you look at our public parks and beaches, we do not want people to experience secondhand smoke, or increase the litter of cigarette butts, said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri-Huttle, one of the bills sponsors. This enhances our beaches. I think it promotes more tourism.

Karen Blumenfeld, executive director of Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy, said more than a third of New Jerseys municipalities have laws on the books that restrict smoking in parks and recreational areas.

We all know that theres no safe level of secondhand smoke at all, she said. Secondhand smoke outdoors does affect people.

Blumenfeld said some beach towns already have banned smoking on their sands, including Seaside Park, Long Branch, and Sunset Beach in Cape May Point.

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) New Jerseys Top Ten Beaches contest is back after a one-year break while the shore began its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Voting started Monday in the contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Richard Stockton Colleges Costal Resource Center. Ballots can be cast online at www.njtoptenbeaches.org.

The contest was started in 2008 to encourage stewardship of and pride in the states beaches while promoting a competition for bragging rights among New Jerseys favorite beach towns. Previous versions asked beachgoers to share their favorite memories and photos of the Jersey shore.

New wrinkles in this years contest ask beachgoers to consider specific things about their favorite beaches, including how much it costs to access the beach and whether amenities such as parking and restrooms are available.

This year were asking people to take a little time to really think about the criteria that make the places they pick worthy of winning a spot on the 2014 Top Ten list, said Kim Kosko, a spokeswoman for the Sea Grant Consortium. We want them to realize how important our beaches and other coastal assets are and that were all responsible for their well-being. What we do today directly impacts the future of shore communities.

This years contest also ends the regional groupings that had allowed clusters of beaches to compete as a single unit in past years. For instance, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood had for many years competed as a single entity, The Wildwoods. This year, each individual town will be voted on separately. The same goes for individual beach towns on Long Beach Island.

Voting runs through April 30. Winners will be announced on May 22.

The contest was suspended last year while parts of the shore struggled to recover from the damage Sandy caused on Oct. 29, 2012.

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BOSTON (AP) A new report is warning that improvements in the quality of beaches in the metropolitan Boston area in recent years are being threatened by budget and staffing cuts to the state agency overseeing them.

A draft report by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission obtained by The Associated Press is calling for the hiring of more full-time and seasonal employees, from beach managers to workers who help clean the sand.

The report also makes a series of recommendations about ways to improve the seaside experience, including instituting trolley shuttle services to some beaches, allowing kayak rentals and enhancing bicycle and pedestrian connections between beaches.

State Sen. Thomas McGee, co-chairman of the commission, said many of the beaches were in rough shape before the commission issued its first recommendations in 2007. He said the state was able to make real progress, and the investments made a difference.

McGee said its important not to let those improvements slip away.

We need to go from beaches that are good to beaches that are great, he said. We heard that loud and clear. If they can go to the beaches and really enjoy them, people understand that we are doing the right thing.

Bruce Berman of the group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, which worked with the commission, said staffing levels at the Department of Conservation and Recreation have slipped in recent years as the state faced tighter budgets.

The bad news is that the gains we made are at risk because of the erosion of DCRs budget during the recession, Berman said.

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Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he is employed by the network, but that should not prohibit him from stating his opinion.

Every American in most circumstances has an opinion and many will disagree or agree depending on the subject. Because someone states something does not mean that it is reality, except in that person’s mind. However, there are many circles of shared belief throughout our world. I happen to believe some are right but some are also wrong … in my opinion.

My opinion is based on my background, upbringing, Bible reading, education, personal studies, media, folktales and even common sense.

I don’t like everything I see on television, read in the paper or hear on the radio. However, I have yet to eliminate any of the three from my life. I don’t like everything I see and hear in church but I still go. Yet, I believe in the freedom of religion just like I believe in the freedom of people to state their opinions and quote their favorite books whether it’s the Bible or Reader’s Digest.

As a free society our task is to muddle through the free speech and make a sensible determination. Free speech encourages or offends people. However the goal of speech should never be to limit human rights to anyone. A worthy goal for us all is to use our free speech to make America better even though words can burn as in the case of Robertson’s statements. Again, just because somebody makes a statement does not mean that it is reality, except in the mind of the person who made the statement. The statement simply is a window into that person’s soul.

I may not agree with what you say or even like it but let’s please preserve the First Amendment. A good America is a free America and a free America means free speech.

Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette. He is the author of American Issues and numerous other books.

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Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he is employed by the network, but that should not prohibit him from stating his opinion.

Every American in most circumstances has an opinion and many will disagree or agree depending on the subject. Because someone states something does not mean that it is reality, except in that person’s mind. However, there are many circles of shared belief throughout our world. I happen to believe some are right but some are also wrong…in my opinion.

My opinion is based on my background, upbringing, Bible reading, education, personal studies, media, folktales and even common sense.

I don’t like everything I see on television, read in the paper or hear on the radio. However, I have yet to eliminate any of the three from my life. I don’t like everything I see and hear in church but I still go. Yet, I believe in the freedom of religion just like I believe in the freedom of people to state their opinions and quote their favorite books whether it’s the Bible or Reader’s Digest.

As a free society our task is to muddle through the free speech and make a sensible determination. Free speech encourages or offends people. However the goal of speech should never be to limit human rights to anyone. A worthy goal for us all is to use our free speech to make America better even though words can burn as in the case of Robertson’s statements. Again, just because somebody makes a statement does not mean that it is reality, except in the mind of the person who made the statement. The statement simply is a window into that person’s soul.

I may not agree with what you say or even like it but let’s please preserve the First Amendment. A good America is a free America and a free America means free speech.

Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states.

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Ever notice how there is very little originality in the entertainment industry? Every year were subject to the same movies and TV shows that weve seen time and time again, just repackaged a little differently. Movies from cartoons, movies from books, TV shows from movies, movies and TV shows from comics, comics from TV shows, etc.

And then there is the sequel. And then the sequel of the sequel. Then the series of direct-to-DVD sequels that are inevitable because my kids kids wont be able to get enough of the Air Bud(ies) franchise that started when I was in high school!

Solomon could have been speaking of Hollywood when he said:

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)

Then again, he could have been talking about SEO as well.

One of the most common things people dont understand about SEO is why it doesnt end. Business owners think of it as a one-time service rather than a series of ongoing events. Its not web design, which has a definitive beginning, middle and end. Its not web development, which involves completing a set project, and then its over. Its not web hosting, which you just sign up for and promptly forget about it from then on.

Someone recently told us that they probably dont need an SEO maintenance plan. I agree completely. Thats not what we sell. Ever.SEO isnt about maintaining the status quo.

SEO is marketing.

Its improvement.

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Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Highland Dancers, Nov 3 2013
http://bernews.com The Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Highland Dancers were in the entertainment lineup at the Art Walk In The East Event on November 3, 2013 …

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Rosario Dawson on Why Leo and Nude Beaches Inspire Her Eco-Activism! | POPSUGAR Interview
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