IT’S OFFICIAL: “ROSANNE” CANCELLED – TRUMP & KIM BACK ON

By Internet News Group
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Anthony Joseph
Reporter – Photographer

The announcement came after the president hosted North Korea’s No. 2 in the Oval Office on Friday.

President Donald Trump held an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with Kim Jong Un’s deputy on Friday, after which he snapped a chummy photo with the North Korean official and announced that the historic summit with Kim is back on.

“We‘ll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore,“ Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House after escorting Kim Yong Chol, Kim Jong Un‘s second in command, into a vehicle.

However, Trump tempered expectations for what the meeting in Singapore will yield, saying nothing would be signed during the summit and that it would simply be the beginning of a process toward denuclearizing North Korea.

“It‘s a process. … We’re not going to go in and sign something on June 12 and we never will,“ the president said. “We‘re going to start a process.“

The meeting was the latest dramatic twist in the lead-up to the summit, which holds the potential for a legacy-affirming foreign policy victory for Trump. The president has appeared tempted by the idea that a deal to denuclearize North Korea could earn him a Nobel Peace Prize, but critics have warned that Trump should be highly skeptical of the North Koreans’ intentions and not quickly provide sanctions relief.

Trump delivered his comments after a nearly 80-minute meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a former top spy for North Korea, during which the official delivered a personal letter from the dictator to Trump. Noting the longer-than-anticipated conversations, Trump remarked, “This was literally going to be the delivery of a letter and ended up being a two-hour conversation with the second most powerful man in North Korea.“

It was not immediately clear whether Trump had read the personal note from the North Korean leader. Initially asked for his reaction to the letter, Trump told reporters it “was a very nice“ and a “very interesting letter,“ appearing to indicate he was privy to its contents. But Trump later said he intentionally did not open it. “I haven’t seen the letter yet,“ the president said. “I purposely didn‘t open the letter. I haven‘t opened it.“
The remarks came just over a week after Trump called off the meeting, citing “open hostility“ displayed by Kim Jong Un’s government after North Korean officials threatened to strike the U.S. with its nuclear arsenal.

Despite making a show of pulling out of the summit, Trump and top U.S. officials continued to work toward planning the event and teased the possibility that it might take place as previously scheduled. Trump said as recently as Thursday that “hopefully we’ll have a meeting on the 12th.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a central part of the Oval Office meeting on Friday, which also included chief of staff John Kelly. National security adviser John Bolton, who is deeply skeptical of North Korean diplomatic efforts, was not seen entering or exiting the meeting and was not among those listed as an attendee in a press pool report.

Pompeo had already held meetings in New York with Kim Yong Chol and other North Korean officials earlier in the week to discuss plans for the summit. But the top U.S. diplomat failed to secure a definitive commitment from North Korea to revive plans for the summit, prompting skepticism over whether it would truly take place.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was among those to urge caution in dealing with North Korea, advising the president to keep in mind that with such high-profile negotiations, the devil is in the details.

“I think for these situations to work, you have to not want the deal too much,“ McConnell said at a political event in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday morning, prior to Trump’s announcement. “If you fall in love with the deal, and it‘s too important for you to get it, and the details become less significant, you could get snookered.“

Both Trump and Kim Jong Un hold significant stakes in the negotiations, with the U.S. leader poised to clinch perhaps his greatest diplomatic feat yet if he is able to persuade North Korea to denuclearize. His efforts in kicking off peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea, his allies have argued, have already catapulted him into contention for the Nobel Peace Prize, which Barack Obama won early in his own presidency.

But McConnell joined his Democratic counterparts in downplaying the Nobel speculation, calling it “premature“ to discuss Trump‘s chances at clinching the coveted prize, according to The Associated Press.

Democratic leaders have cast doubt on North Korea‘s intentions in engaging in talks, suggesting Trump is losing ground at the negotiation table. After Trump abruptly canceled the Singapore summit last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) remarked that Kim Jong Un “must be having a giggle fit“ in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, upon hearing he got Trump to take a step back from discussions.

“I think it‘s a good thing for Kim Jong Un,“ she said at a news conference. “Here you have a thug, a person who killed his own family members, a person who has — runs a police state, being legitimized by the president of the United States.“

She added: “They were on a par with each other. He got global recognition and regard. He‘s the big winner.“

After posing for photos with the No. 2 North Korean official, Trump told reporters outside the White House that the leaders discussed sanctions and other matters, as well as planning for the summit. He said they did not discuss human rights.

“I think it‘s going to be a very great success,“ Trump said. “But we‘ll see what happens. We‘ll see you on June 12.“

He also offered a muddled answer when asked whether the U.S. would continue maximum pressure on North Korea in the run-up to the summit.

“It’s going to remain what it is now,” the president said. “I don‘t even want to use the term maximum pressure anymore because I don‘t want to use that term. Because, we‘re getting along. You see the relationship. We‘re getting along. So it‘s not a question of maximum pressure.“

It was the first time a top North Korean official met with a sitting U.S. president in the White House in 18 years, the latest sign of warming relationships between the two countries after a major stumble in discussions the week before.

The face-to-face with North Korea‘s second in command earned nearly wall-to-wall coverage for its duration on the major cable news networks, lending an air of legitimacy to the North Korean leadership. The Kim government gained an additional boost from the president‘s own remarks, in which he praised the North Koreans as “incredible people“ and hailed their efforts in striving to strike a deal with the U.S.

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AIR-TV FREE LOCAL CHANNELS AT HOME Or On The GO

New AirTV Connects to the Over-the-Air (OTA) Antenna To Deliver

Wireless FREE Local Channels to Your TVs, Tablets, Phones and Other Devices – Works in and out of home

By Joseph Anthony

Contributing Editor

Event City Premier Magazine

AirTV, a brand dedicated to meeting the growing consumer demand for over-the-air (OTA) broadcast products and services, has launched a new solution that brings together the value of free local broadcast television with the power of live internet streaming. The new AirTV solution, when connected to an OTA antenna and a home Wi-Fi network, wirelessly streams free local channels to internet-connected TVs and mobile devices, in and out of the home.

With AirTV, free local channels, like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS, are available for viewing via the Sling TV or AirTV app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS and Android phones and tablets. Local channel availability depends on the OTA signal availability at the user’s home location. In many major markets, customers can receive 50 or more local channels for free.

"Our new AirTV solution solves two problems: first, it blends free local channels with OTT television, something customers have demanded since the advent of streaming," said Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV. "And, because it’s a Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can power your entire home with one OTA antenna, simplifying the installation process."

AirTV’s configuration eliminates common pain points associated with OTA antennas, like wiring multiple rooms with individual antennas, and it allows for optimal antenna placement, regardless of the TV’s location. AirTV connects to a digital antenna and a wireless or wired network, providing two live streams of digitally transmitted OTA content simultaneously. Up to two streams are available inside the home; one of these streams can be viewed while outside of the home.

"Customers can mount their antenna connected to AirTV wherever the signal is strongest, whether it’s tucked away in an attic or hidden behind the living room TV," said Weinraub. "AirTV wirelessly streams to AirTV-enabled devices visible to a home Wi-Fi network, so there’s no longer a need to run cables across the home to get OTA signals."

Existing Sling TV users can integrate AirTV directly into their accounts. Customers can also set up a free Sling TV account to access their local channels via AirTV, or create a free account with the stand-alone AirTV app.

AirTV is available at AirTV.net/products/airtv/, on Amazon and at regional retailers like Microcenter for $119.99 with a one-year warranty. OTA antennas can be purchased separately at https://www.airtv.net/antenna-installation/ or at a local retailer. To identify local channels in your area, visit https://www.airtv.net/local-channels/.

How to set up AirTV
AirTV setup is easy and typically takes only a few minutes.

  1. Connect the included power cable to AirTV.
  2. Connect AirTV to an OTA antenna using a coaxial cable (may be sold separately from the antenna).
  3. Download and sign in to the free Sling TV or AirTV app on a iOS or Android mobile device.
  4. Connect AirTV to a home Wi-Fi network by following the onscreen instructions using the Sling TV or AirTV mobile app. (Alternatively, users can choose to connect AirTV via Ethernet cable.)
  1. In the Sling TV app, instructions are found under Settings > Over-the-Air Channels.
  2. In the AirTV app, instructions populate automatically.

To watch local channels on another compatible device, including streaming players, sign in to the Sling TV or AirTV app on that device. For more details on setting up AirTV, visit the Start Guide.

AirTV Tech Specs

  • Connectivity: Internal Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 dual-band
  • OTA Tuners: 2 ATSC 8VSB
  • CPU: ViXs XC5116
  • Ports: USB 2.0 Port, Ethernet Port
  • Dimensions: 180 mm (W) x 110 mm (H) x 45mm (D)

About AirTV
AirTV L.L.C. provides products and services to simplify the modern over-the-air (OTA) entertainment experience. AirTV is home to the AirTV Player, an Android TV-based streaming device that combines leading streaming services like Sling TV, Netflix and YouTube with local OTA channels, and AirTV, a Wi-Fi-enabled device that streams local channels to iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV devices. AirTV also deploys a professional nationwide installation team that helps consumers connect high-definition TV OTA antennas in the home via AirTV Pro Install. Visit www.AirTV.net.

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TOWN of COLUMBUA California – OUTSTANDING

Our team from the historic California experience had a chance to visit Columbia California yesterday and there is one word that describes the location, the people, and all they have to offer –

OUTSTANDING!

ATT Park Hosts an Event & Meeting Industry International Networking Event in San Francisco

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By Nolan Apostle
Producer, Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Members from the Meeting, Special Events, Tradeshow, Travel and Hospitality industries will convene at the Global Meetings Industry show at AT&T Park this Thursday April 12, 2018. A collection of leaders and industry partners from across these industries will come together to support the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day. These networking type of events will be held globally to help enhance these industries through an opportunity to meet with local industry leaders who support all aspects of these industries and to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities. There are 10 different allied associations focusing

This is truly a one of a kind event and will be covered by the Event City Premier Magazine. Previous events held at the beautiful AT&T Giant’s Stadium location have proved to be a perfect setting for this grand event. If you are interested in attending contact MPI Website, PCMA or AT&T Park. The event organizers promise this to be a truly unforgettable event where 10 Bay Area Industry Associations (see below logos) will network and advocate for the Meetings & Events Industry. You will not want to miss this opportunity be a part of an event that will showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

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It is being organized by the PCMA, the Professional Convention Managers Association, Elisa Sandoval is overseeing the project.

Recent Harvests and Massive Fires in California Wine Country Wants World to Know Still Open for Business

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Nolan Apostle
Producer & Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

The Northern California Wine Country harvest is complete and the threat from wildfires has subsided, these Northern California communities now face the daunting task of healing and rebuilding. This article is about YOU coming to the Wine country in California to help bring it back. This obviously was an enormous disaster to say the least and it will take a very long time not just to heal, but to rebuild all of the communities destroyed by these fires. We bow our heads to say a short prayer, to offer positive thoughts to those who lost their lives, to their families and friends. We ask ourselves, how can we help everyone affected by this disaster, practically speaking, with such a discouraging task? By visiting the wineries, staying in the Hotels and exploring the area just like you would any other time, but now they need you more than ever!

Tourism is the area’s lifeblood. Many residents and businesses, even those not directly impacted by the fires, lost weeks of work and income as fires forced evacuations and road closures. Many will not have their jobs back for months or longer. Some have lost their jobs and need to find new work because their businesses are gone. The more people who will visit the area will play a role in building these communities back and help get them on the road to recovery.

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The people at Visit Napa Valley are so passionate about helping the area rebuild they have plastered their website with some great photos urging you to explore the Wine Country – the restaurants, the wineries, the hotels, all the various events, letting everyone know that the entire area is “Open for Business.” They are also very passionate about thanking those that helped during this crisis as you can see above.

“We are incredibly grateful for the work of first responders who fought to save these communities, and we are relieved that firefighters have gained the upper hand,” said Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta. “Now we need to do our part to help the recovery.”

“We can all help: Now is the time to visit the Wine Country,” Beteta said. “If you’re already planning a trip, don’t cancel — Wine Country residents need your business now more than ever.”

Consider a trip this fall, when the weather is beautiful, vines show autumn colors and there’s plenty to see, taste and experience.

“We’re open for business,” said Clay Gregory, president & CEO of Visit Napa Valley. “Now is the perfect time to experience the #NapaValleySpirit for yourself.”

“We need people to visit,” said Tim Zahner, interim CEO of Sonoma County Tourism. “We are open and ready to welcome guests. We are #SonomaStrong.”


The region has more than 1,200 wineries, and fewer than 10 were heavily damaged. Most tasting rooms have reopened. And vintners expect the 2017 vintage to be excellent — 90 percent of this year’s grapes were harvested before the fires struck.

In addition to buying California wine and visiting Wine Country, there are many ways to help Wine Country communities recover. For the latest travel and fundraising information please visit the following locations:
www.visitcalifornia.com
www.visitnapavalley.com
www.sonomacounty.com

“We are doing everything we can to tell the world it’s time to visit #CaliforniaWineCountryNOW,” Beteta said.

 

 

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TOM PETTY PASSES AWAY AS THE FAMILY PULLS LIFE SUPPORT MINUTES AGO

Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

BREAKING NEWS! Unfortunately with heavy heart, just a few minutes ago the news came in, about 9pm PST, that Tom Petty passed away!!

Watch for a future reports and stories about Tom Petty and his illustrious career!

Rest in Peace our Prince of Rock’n’Roll!!

Such a horrible day today, Monday October 2nd, 2017. First the Las Vegas tragedy where over 50 people died in the worst massacre in US History. Then then Tom Petty was found by his wife Dana York unconscious in their home. He had a massive heart attack. Even though reports came in from media all over the world, many of them “major media outlets” that Tom Petty died, he wasn’t dead yet, he was on life support and still alive. Confusing, but so very sad for many of us. The journalist in me wants him to live far beyond his current 66 years, but understanding that his brain had lost oxygen for a while, much more than the 4-6 minutes that the medical professionals tell us we have to survive the outlook for Tom didn’t look good.

As a professional photographer in the Music and Entertainment industry, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was the first Musician/Band I photographed during my career as a Professional Photographer (you know, when you get a gig where you actually get paid). That was an experience that I will never forget and will live in my heart forever. The Tom Petty that we all got to know through his magnificent music and songwriting expertise will live on forever. Do you have a Tom Petty Story you’d like to share? Please share it with us at on our Facebook Group Site.

Word came in a short while ago, around 9pm, that Tom passed away. The official announcement was read by this career long manager and very close friend, Tony Dimitriades, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

I first met Tom Petty in Palo Alto on June 3, 1978, at the Stanford Memorial Auditorium. I was told to come to the backstage entrance of the venue. While walking towards the back of the building who comes walking around the corner, Tom Petty and his guitarist Mike Campbell (one of the best guitarist in Rock’n’Roll), and they were indulging in a nice doobie! I introduced myself as the photographer and said I was here to see Tony D (his manager). He pointed to the door and then offered me a hit. I responded – “I’m a lightweight, and if you want good photos from this show you don’t want me to have any of that.” We all laughed, I went in, met his manager, photographed the show and was amazed even as a young teenager how their music was so timely and timeless. I thought to myself, even when I become an old guy I’m gonna love the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!! Here I am an old guy, and God do I love TP & his Heartbreakers. My heart breaks for him, his wife Dana, his family, of course his band (which was still almost the same lineup since his first album released in Nov 1976), manager Tony Dimitriades (probably the longest running band manager in the history of Rock’n’Roll – 40 years), and of course all of his fans!

One of my favorite all time photos came from that show. First time I ever used my Star Lens filter (these were big in the 80’s). Tom was somewhat of a mentor in the few conversations we had, he was philosophical, funny, courageous, humble and one of the nicest people I ever met, from any walk of life. His career as a band leader grew to more of a Father figure than anything, and watched over his “family” intently. The lasting togetherness of his bandmates, his manager and his life overall stemmed from that positive family attitude he had with all of those important to him in his life.

I don’t have a lot of those “Music Biz” Tom Petty stories, but the few I do, are precious and always showed me the gentle man he was, and how he is now busy elsewhere creating music at the big concert in the sky, knowing we will remember him forever more as our Prince of Rock’n’Roll. Rest in Peace Tom, our hearts are broken, and you’ll be missed, but always remembered as one of the greatest Musicians, Songwriters and Rock’n’Roll performers of all time!! (Other photos include Mike Campbell and original drummer Stan Lynch)

LUXURY APARTMENTS PURCHASED With BITCOIN – 1st DEVELOPMENT EVER In DUBAI

 

Above sample apartment complexes do not represent the actual building projects.

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Creative Magazine

Bitcoiners Can Now Buy A Luxury Apartment Using Their Cryptocurrency Holdings

While China and Russia are going back and forth on the legal intricacies associated with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency ownerships or transfers, most other countries are putting the details to one side for a while and forging ahead with large scale bitcoin related development programs.

Reports are coming out of Dubai that suggest a couple of British entrepreneurs have teamed up to build the world’s first property development to be priced in the Cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

The project is being spearheaded by two big names in the UK business and political-spheres – Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman. Mone is the entrepreneur behind the lingerie brand Ultimo,which she founded back in 1996 through her holding company MJM International, and she’s now the head of her own interior design firm Michelle Mone Interiors. She was also a lawmaker under former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Barrowman is Chairman of the Knox Group, an an independent group of businesses with over £1.25 billion of assets under management and administration that employing over 200 people.

So what will the development look like?

Well, as mentioned, it’s in Dubai and it’s going to include more than 2.4 million square feet of floor space spread across two towers, each of which will come in at 40 stories tall. Mone will be responsible (through her design firm) for planning the lobby and the communal areas, but that’s about all we know so far. There are some pretty neat mockups on the development promo website (available here) but how close these will be to the finished product remains to be seen.

Reportedly, prices will start at 30BTC for an apartment in the complex (which at current prices amounts to somewhere in the region of $140,000 and the entire development is going to price in at around $325 million from foundation to sale.

The total size of the complex will comprise of 1,000 apartments, a shopping center and much more. The development is expected to be completed by September 2019.

 

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