Belo Corporation was a Dallas-based media company that owned 20 commercial broadcasting television stations and two regional 24-hour cable news television channels. The company was known as A. H. Belo Corporation after one of the early owners of the company, Alfred Horatio Belo, now the name of the newspaper company spun off from Belo early in 2008. Belo had its headquarters in the Belo Building in Downtown Dallas, designed by Dallas architects Omniplan and constructed between 1983 and 1985; the company traces its roots back to 1842 with the introduction of The Daily News in Galveston, Texas. Its flagship, The Dallas Morning News, has been publishing since 1885; the name A. H. Belo Corporation was applied to the company in 1926; the name was shortened to Belo Corporation in 2002. On October 1, 2007, Belo announced the separation of its newspaper and television businesses by spinning off its newspaper business to shareholders as A. H. Belo Corporation completed in February 2008; the television business retained the Belo Corporation name.
The spin-off was structured so that the broadcasting company was the legal successor to the prior company. In September 2010, Belo became the first non-ABC group to sign on with the Live Well Network, adding it to 5 of their stations on November 8, 2010. On June 13, 2013, Gannett Company announced plans to buy Belo for $1.5 billion and the assumption of debt. Because of ownership conflicts that exist in markets where both Belo and Gannett own television stations and newspapers, Gannett planned to sell six Belo-owned stations--KMOV in St. Louis, WHAS-TV in Louisville, KMSB in Tucson, KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon and KTVK and KASW in Phoenix—to Sander Media, LLC, owned by former Belo executive Jack Sander. Gannett would have provided some services to the Sander stations under joint services agreements. Due to concerns about any possible future consolidation of operations of Gannett- and Belo-owned properties in markets where both own television stations or collusion involving the Gannett and Sander stations in retransmission consent negotiations, anti-media-consolidation groups and pay television providers called for the FCC to block the acquisition.
The concerns were pronounced in St. Louis, since the merged company would have controlled two of the three news departments run by "Big Four" stations in that city—KMOV, to have been sold to Sander, Gannett-owned KSDK. On December 16, 2013, the United States Department of Justice threatened to block the deal unless Gannett and Sander divested KMOV to a government-approved third-party company that would be barred from entering into any agreements with Gannett, in order to preserve competition in advertising sales with KSDK. Justice claimed that Gannett and Sander would be so aligned that Gannett would have dominated spot advertising in St. Louis. On December 20, the deal was approved by the FCC. With the completion of the deal on December 23, on the same day Gannett and Sander agreed to sell KMOV, KTVK and control of KASW for $407.5 million to Meredith Corporation. Meredith's purchase of KMOV was completed on February 28, 2014, its purchase of KTVK, along with SagamoreHill's purchase of KASW, were completed on June 19.
SagamoreHill was forced to divest KASW to Nexstar Broadcasting Group on January 30, 2015. On June 29, 2015, Gannett split into two companies, one specializing in print media and named "Gannett," and the other specializing in broadcast and digital media; the latter company, retained most of the Belo stations and is the legal successor to the company that bore Gannett's name. Stations are arranged in alphabetical order by city of license. Notes: - Indicates a station owned by Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary Corinthian Broadcasting prior to its acquisition by the original A. H. Belo Corporation in 1984. - Indicates a station owned by The Providence Journal Company prior to its acquisition by the original A. H. Belo Corporation in 1997. - Indicates a station managed by Belo Corporation. Under ownership of HIC Broadcast, Inc. In addition, Belo operates websites for each of its properties; the sites were part of a separate company, known as Belo Interactive. In late 2004, the company began the process of reintegrating the sites into sister media properties.
One of its most infamous investments was in the failed CueCat and its parent company, Digital Convergence. Belo integrated its media properties to be able to use the device. Belo is one of the major investors in Classified Ventures, LLC. In late 2009, Belo began transitioning the Web operations of its television stations from a in-house operation to the Broadcast Interactive Media platform; the first such relaunches were the Web sites of its Arizona station properties—KTVK/KASW in Phoenix and KMSB/KTTU in Tucson—which launched in September 2009. The transition was completed on November 19, 2009 when WFAA in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex relaunched its Web site. Notes Further reading Reed, Roy. "State of The American Newspaper: Giant". American Journalism Review. College Park: University of Maryland Foundation. Segura, Judith Garrett. Belo: From Newspapers to New Media. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292718462
Irina Slutsky is an American journalist and early pioneer in web television. Irina Slutsky was born in Kazakhstan. Speaking of her childhood in 2007, Slutsky said "When I lived in the Soviet Union... we were told what we could read, what we could write, what we couldn't read, what we couldn't watch.... Needless to say, the Soviet Union isn't around any more. After the demise of the Silicon Valley magazine Red Herring, founder Tony Perkins sold the name and trademarks to Alex Vieux in 2003, who revived the brand as a technology-news website with a short-lived companion magazine. In 2004 Vieux paid recent graduates of Columbia School of Journalism $2000 each to move to San Francisco to work as reporters, among them Irina Slutsky. Although Slutsky represented Red Herring as a featured speaker at the 2005 South by Southwest conference, she did not enjoy her time with the magazine. Editors did not allow bylines, as Vieux was worried that crediting the authors would give the young journalists "egos".
Female employees were not treated the same as their male counterparts. Slutsky moved on. In November 2005, Slutsky teamed with Eddie Codel to form Geek Entertainment TV, a "snarky" web television video blog focusing on Web 2.0, "reporting from deep inside the bubble as it re-inflates." Codel produced the series, the majority of episodes featured Slutsky performing interviews. Episodes would feature guest reporters, such as noted sex blogger Violet Blue. By February, the blog celebrated its 1000th subscriber. In July 2006, Slutsky and Codel signed with PodTech, to work under blogging celebrity Robert Scoble, hired-away from Microsoft the month before. GETV became the company's first branded content. While with PodTech and Codel continued to produce weekly episodes similar to their independent work, only with an increased budget. Slutsky helped sign independent vloggers to the company, as well as helped develop new content, she spearheaded and co-hosted the first online video awards show, the Vloggies.
She starred in a new PodTech series called The Vloggies Show, focusing on video blogs and video bloggers. Slutsky and Codel worked on yet another series called LunchMeet, interviewing Bay Area internet companies during lunchtime. Early interviews included Wetpaint, Wesabe and Instructables, among others. Unlike the other series, Codel appeared in front of the camera with Slutsky in addition to producing the video. Scoble credited the two with first getting him to use Twitter, as LunchMeet had one of the earliest significant interviews with the original Twitter team. Although PodTech had raised $5.5 million in funding in 2006, had developed a reputation for hiring respected bloggers, it was unclear to those outside the company how PodTech would raise the return on that investment. When PodTech was unsuccessful in their attempt at attracting a second round of funding, they started making cutbacks. In early 2007 they released GETV back to Codel. Codel was let go as a full-time employee, though he continued producing videos and hosting LunchMeet on a contracted basis.
On July 18, 2007, Slutsky appeared in and produced a GETV parody music video in the style of Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls, celebrating the newly released iPhone. Titled "Dontcha", the song was sung by Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg, with assistance from David Prager; the video features nerdcore rapper Doctor Popular, performing yo-yo tricks. An advertisement for Motorola's Droid Pro used a similar idea, though it was unrelated to Slutsky's video, it was learned that the same day that she had published the music video, Slutsky had been let go from PodTech. PodTech founder John Furrier explained that he had been unable to monetize GETV as he had hoped, that most of the company's revenue was coming from contracted work for corporations, rather than their original IP, he had hoped to continue working with Slutsky through contracted work. He admitted. Slutsky said that she understood the move, that her projects had been de-emphasized by PodTech, that the company was spending too much of its limited resources on her.
Official website GeekEntertainment. TV The Vloggies Show at PodTech LunchMeet at PodTech Irina Slutsky at AdAge.com
North Food S. A. is a joint-stock company operating the North Fish S. A. and John Burg restaurant chains in Poland. Founded in 2002, the company headquarters are located in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. North Fish S. A. is a casual dining restaurant chain specialising in seafood dishes. As of November 2017, the restaurant chain operates 40 joints nationwide; the first North Fish restaurant was opened in the Galeria Echo shopping mall in Kielce, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. The restaurant chain operates in the largest settlements in Poland, with the largest concentration of joints found in Warsaw; the restaurant chain operates in all but one of the sixteen voivodeships of Poland - Podkarpackie Voivodeship. The restaurants are located in shopping malls as well as major main streets; the first high street restaurant opened in early 2014 by Nowy Świat Street in Warsaw. The broad menu consists of inter alia: fish, Italian-styled sandwiches, wraps and prepared smoothies; the restaurant chain is operated by North Food S.
A. with its headquarters located in Kielce. As of 2015, the restaurant chain additionally operates in the North Fish Plus formula, with the first restaurant having opened in the Wola Park shopping mall in Warsaw; the concept differentiates itself from the main North Fish branding via its wider selection of fish and seafood, i.e. halibut and octopus. The restaurant chain offers its customers an ice cream parlour. Presently, North Fish Plus is located in eight shopping malls: two in Warsaw and Bydgoszcz, one in Kielce, Kraków, Lublin and Wrocław. Since 2014, the North Fish S. A. restaurant chain has undergone a brand transformation, including the renovation of its joints with "Norwegian inspired" Scandinavian design interiors, in cooperation with the architecture firm Lorien Group. John Burg is steak house restaurant chain brand specialising in Black Angus steak; as of November 2017, the concept operates one restaurant in Kielce. The restaurant chain was founded in 2015
Historicism is the idea of attributing meaningful significance to space and time, such as historical period, geographical place, local culture. Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious and contextualized interpretation of information; the term "historicism" was coined by German philosopher Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel. Over time it has developed somewhat divergent meanings. Elements of historicism appear in the writings of French essayist Michel de Montaigne and Italian philosopher G. B. Vico, became more developed with the dialectic of Georg Hegel, influential in 19th-century Europe; the writings of Karl Marx, influenced by Hegel include historicism. The term is associated with the empirical social sciences and with the work of Franz Boas. Post-structuralism uses the term "New Historicism", which has some associations with both anthropology and Hegelianism; the theological use of the word denotes the interpretation of biblical prophecy as being related to church history.
The approach varies from individualist theories of knowledge such as empiricism and rationalism, which neglect the role of traditions. Historicism may be contrasted with reductionist theories—which assumes that all developments can be explained by fundamental principles —or with theories that posit that historical changes occur as a result of random chance; the Austrian-English philosopher Karl Popper condemned historicism along with the determinism and holism which he argued formed its basis. In his Poverty of Historicism, he identified historicism with the opinion that there are "inexorable laws of historical destiny", which opinion he warned against. If this seems to contrast with what proponents of historicism argue for, in terms of contextually relative interpretation, this happens, according to Popper, only because such proponents are unaware of the type of causality they ascribe to history. Talcott Parsons criticized historicism as a case of idealistic fallacy in The Structure of Social Action.
Hegel viewed the realization of human freedom as the ultimate purpose of history, which could only be achieved through the creation of the perfect state. And this progressive history would only occur through a dialectical process: namely, the tension between the purpose of humankind, the position that humankind finds itself, mankind's attempt to bend the current world into accord with its nature. However, because humans are not aware of the goal of both humanity and history, the process of achieving freedom is one of self-discovery. Hegel saw the progress toward freedom being conducted by the "spirit", a supernatural force that directed all human actions and interactions, yet Hegel makes clear that the spirit is a mere abstraction, only comes into existence "through the activity of finite agents." Thus, Hegel's philosophy of history is not metaphysical, despite the fact that many of Hegel's opponents and interpreters have understood Hegel's philosophy of history as a metaphysical and determinist view of history.
For example, Karl Popper in his book The Poverty of Historicism interpreted Hegel's philosophy of history as metaphysical and deterministic. Popper referred to this "Hegelian" philosophy of history as Historicism. Hegel's historicism suggests that any human society and all human activities such as science, art, or philosophy, are defined by their history, their essence can be sought only by understanding said history. The history of any such human endeavor, not only continues but reacts against what has gone before. Hegel's famous aphorism, "Philosophy is the history of philosophy," describes it bluntly. Hegel's position is best illuminated when contrasted against the atomistic and reductionist opinion of human societies and social activities self-defining on an ad hoc basis through the sum of dozens of interactions, yet another contrasting model is the persistent metaphor of a social contract. Hegel considers the relationship between individuals and societies as organic, not atomic: their social discourse is mediated by language, language is based on etymology and unique character.
It thus preserves the culture of the past in thousands of half-forgotten metaphors. To understand why a person is the way he is, you must examine that person in his society: and to understand that society, you must understand its history, the forces that influenced it; the Zeitgeist, the "Spirit of the Age," is the concrete embodiment of the most important factors that are acting in human history at any given time. This contrasts with teleological theories of activity, which suppose that the end is the determining factor of activity, as well as those who believe in a tabula rasa, or blank slate, such that individuals are defined by their interactions; these ideas can be interpreted variously. The Right Hegelians, working from Hegel's opinions about the organicism and determined nature of human societies, interpreted Hegel's historicism as a justification of the unique destiny of national groups and the importance of stability and institutions. Hegel's conception of human societies as entities greater than the individuals who constitute them influenced nineteenth-century romantic nationalism and its twentieth-century excesses.
The Young Hegelians, by contrast, interpreted Hegel's thoughts on societies influenced by social conflict for
You to Me Are Everything is a 2010 Philippine romantic comedy film directed by Mark A. Reyes and starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera; the screenplay was written by Aloy Adlawan. The film was released on May 2010 in the Philippines. Ciska is a simple, contented girl from the Cordillera mountains who inherits millions after the death of her real father. Raphael is from a rich family who finds himself penniless after his father Frank is convicted of corruption in congress; the two meet. Brought together by circumstance, Ciska hires Raphael to be her business manager, showing her how to live the privileged life, while Ciska, in turn, teaches Raphael how to find happiness in the little things in life; as the two struggle to find comfort in their new lives, they fall in love. But love, comes with a price. Will they be willing to leave the life they love for the love of their life? Marian Rivera as Francisca Carantes Dingdong Dantes as Rafael Iniego Benitez III Isabel Oli as Megan Jaclyn Jose as Florencia Carantes Manilyn Reynes as Greta Bobby Andrews as Atty. Ronnie Domingo Roxanne Barcelo as Lily AJ Dee as Carding Andrea Torres as Therese Fernandez Bela Padilla as Monique Fernandez Carlo Gonzales as Baste Victor Aliwalas as Roy Fabio Ide as Miko Pinky Amador as Estella Fernandez Chinggoy Alonzo as Frank Benitez Jr. "Snowy" as Iska's pet Jai Reyes as Rado Piero Vergara as party goer Sef Cadayona as Sef You to Me Are Everything on IMDb
Helena Angelina Komnene was a daughter of the Greek sebastokrator John I Doukas, ruler of Thessaly in ca. 1268–1289, a Greek princess of Aromanian Greek origin, known only by her monastic name, Hypomone. In 1275, the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos sent a large army to subdue her recalcitrant father; the Byzantine army besieged John's capital of Neopatras, but he managed to flee and seek the aid of the Duke of Athens, John I de la Roche. John I gave the necessary aid to the sebastokrator, in exchange for the marriage of Helena to his brother, William I de la Roche, the future Duke of Athens; the Duchy acquired the towns of Siderokastron, Zeitounion and Gardiki as her dowry. The couple had Guy II de la Roche. Following William's death, Helena served as regent for her underage son until his coming of age. In 1289, she refused to recognize the suzerainty of the new Prince of Achaea, Florent of Hainaut, the Angevin King of Naples, Charles II, as the common liege-lord of all Frankish states in Greece, had to force her to submit.
In 1291 she married Hugh of Count of Lecce, who became the bailli of the Athenian duchy. This allowed Helena once again to challenge Achaen suzerainty, insist on her right to do homage directly to the King of Naples. Charles II vacillated, but in the end Florent of Hainaut prevailed, when Guy II of Athens came of age in 1296, he recognized Florent and his wife, Isabella of Villehardouin, as his liege-lords. Fine, John Van Antwerp; the Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08260-4. Longnon, Jean. "The Frankish States in Greece, 1204–1311". In Setton, Kenneth M.. A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189–1311. Madison and London: University of Wisconsin Press. Pp. 234–275. ISBN 0-299-04844-6. Polemis, Demetrios I.. The Doukai: A Contribution to Byzantine Prosopography. London: The Athlone Press. Trapp, Erich. Prosopographisches Lexikon der Palaiologenzeit. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.