CITF-FM is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Quebec City, Canada. Owned and operated by Bell Media, it broadcasts on 107.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 37,000 watts using an omnidirectional antenna. The station's transmitter is located at Mount Bélair; the station has an adult contemporary format since 1990 and is part of the Rouge FM network which operates across Quebec and Eastern Ontario. CITF-FM started operations on July 22, 1982 as a sister station to the now-defunct CKCV 1280 with a beautiful music format; the latter closed in September 1990, as part of a failed attempt of Telemedia to buy CHRC 800, as at the time owners were limited to only one AM station and one FM station per market. Up until 1990, CITF-FM had a beautiful music format; the station switched to adult contemporary music in 1990 and the station was renamed "CITF Rock-Détente". In 2004, Astral Media revamped the Rock Détente network with a new logo; this resulted in "CITF Rock-Détente" being renamed to "107,5 RockDétente".
As such, the station no longer publicly uses its callsign. CITF-FM is programmed locally with their own staff and playlist, independent from the rest of the Rouge FM network. On August 18, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the station ended its longtime 21-year run with the RockDétente branding. All RockDétente stations, including CITF-FM, rebranded as Rouge FM. On CITF-FM, the last song under the RockDétente branding was Salut les amoureux by Joe Dassin, followed by a tribute of the branding. Being locally programmed, it was the only station not to sign off the RockDétente branding with Pour que tu m'aimes encore by Celine Dion; the first song under Rouge FM was. As a Rouge FM station, CITF-FM remains locally programmed, aside from a few network programs it carries. 107,5 Rouge FM CITF-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC Canadian station database for CITF-FM
Diminuendo was released in 1987 in Scotland on Nightshift Records, an independent music record label. It was Lowlife's second album; the LP was recorded at Palladium Studios in Edinburgh and released in May. In 2006, LTM Recordings reissued it as a CD with six bonus tracks: two songs from the "Vain Delights" 12" single and three from the Swirl It Swings EP; the sixth bonus track is "Ramified", specially recorded by the band for Underground Magazine and provided on a free cassette, included with the debut issue of that publication in 1987. "A Sullen Sky" – 4:11 "Big Uncle Ugliness" – 4:06 "Ragged Rise To Tumbledown" – 3:49 "From Side to Side" – 4:26 "Off Pale Yellow" – 4:00 "Tongue Tied and Twisted" – 3:56 "Licking One's Wounds" – 4:34 "Wonders Will Never Cease" – 3:20 "Given To Dreaming" – 3:38Bonus Tracks on 2006 CD Reissue: Hollow Gut – 4:16 Permanent Sleep – 4:16 Eternity Road – 3:57 Swing – 3:44 Colours Blue – 3:22 Ramified – 4:13All tracks were written by Will Heggie/Craig Lorentson/Stuart Everest/Grant McDowall Craig Lorentson - vocals Stuart Everest - guitar Will Heggie - bass guitar Grant McDowall - drums
Kering S. A. is a French international luxury group based in Paris and specialized in luxury goods. The luxury brands owned by the group include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron and Pomellato; the company was founded in 1963 by François Pinault. It was quoted on Euronext Paris in 1988 and has been a constituent of the CAC 40 index since 1995. François-Henri Pinault is Chairman and CEO of the group since 2005. In 1963, with a loan from his family and a bank, François Pinault opened the Établissements Pinault in Brittany and specialized in timber trading; the company grew organically and through successful acquisitions. In 1988, Pinault S. A. was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. In 1989, it purchased 20 % of a French distribution conglomerate active throughout Africa. In 1990, Pinault S. A. and CFAO merged, François Pinault became head of the newly formed group. This accelerated its acquisitions in the retail sector: Conforama in 1991, Printemps in 1992, which owned 54% of La Redoute, Fnac since 1994, the year the group was renamed Pinault-Printemps-Redoute.
In 1999, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute purchased a controlling 42% stake of the Gucci group for $3 billion and acquired the brand Yves Saint Laurent. The group's following acquisitions confirmed its shift towards luxury: the French high-jewelry house Boucheron in 2000, the Italian leather goods maker Bottega Veneta and the fashion house Balenciaga in 2001; that same year, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute signed strategic partnerships with the fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. In 2004, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute reached a 99.4% ownership of the Gucci group. On the other end, the group offloaded its assets in the retail sector and Pinault Bois et Matériaux, the core of the group's wood business, was sold in 2003. In 2003, François Pinault handed over the helm of Artémis, the family holding company that controlled Pinault-Printemps-Redoute and other assets, to his son François-Henri, who became CEO of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute in 2005, the year the group changed its name to the acronym PPR.
The divestment of the group's retail assets continued: Le Printemps in 2006, Conforama in 2011, CFAO and Fnac in 2012, La Redoute in 2013. The group acquired the Sowind Group and the Italian bespoke tailor Brioni in 2011, the Italian group Pomellato, the Chinese jeweler Qeelin in 2012, the fashion designer Christopher Kane and luxury watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin in 2014. PPR developed a Sport & Lifestyle portfolio with the acquisition of Puma in 2007, Cobra Golf in 2010, Volcom in 2011. On 22 March 2013, PPR changed its name to Kering to achieve the group's shift towards luxury. Pronounced, to sound like the English word "caring", the new name is a reference to the Pinault family's region of origin, where kêr means "home"; the new logo has an owl as its emblem, a bird that can rotate its head 270 degrees, giving it extraordinary vision, François Pinault's favorite animal. In December 2014, Alessandro Michele, an unknown accessories designer, was named creative director of Gucci, revitalized the brand's creativity, fashion relevance, profitability.
From 2014 to 2017, Gucci's sales doubled from 3,497.2 million euros to 6,211.2 million euros. In 2015, following Hedi Slimane’s four-year success at the creative helm of Yves Saint Laurent, Kering named a new creative director, Anthony Vaccarello, to pursue the evolution of the brand while maintaining its growth pace. In October 2015, Kering named Georgian-born designer Demna Gvasalia as creative director of Balenciaga. In 2013, the group launched Kering Eyewear. In March 2017, Richemont acquired 30% of Kering Eyewear and allowed Kering to acquire Cartier's eyewear plant in Sucy-en-Brie. In March 2018, Kering announced it has agreed to sell its shares of Stella McCartney to its eponymous owner. In April 2018, Kering announced its intention to sell the sportswear company Volcom. In May 2018, Kering offloaded its shares of Puma, retaining a minor 15.7%, thus becoming a pure player in luxury. In November 2018, the group announced the end of its collaboration with Yoox to open its proprietary ecommerce platform by 2020, launched a partnership with Apple to create new instore mobile applications for the luxury sector.
The group announced its intention to branch into high-end jewelry by mid-2019. In April 2019, Kering sold Volcom to the Authentic Brands Group and opened the Torre Kering, the group's new Italian offices in a 11,000 m² building in Milan. In April 2012, Kering committed to a 4-year plan to reduce its impact on the environment; the group defined a set of quantifiable targets covering both environmental and social issues, developed the Environmental Profit & Loss account to measure its progress. After publishing its 2016 sustainability report, Kering announced its new sustainability program, targeting a 40% reduction of its global environmental impact by 2025, a strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In January 2017, Kering was approved by the Science Based Target the first luxury company to create science-based goals around reducing carbon footprint. In February 2018, in partnership with the London College of Fashion, Kering launched the first online
Ardit Krymi is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Albanian club Vllaznia Shkodër in the Albanian Superliga and the Albania national under-21 team. Krymi was called up by coach Alban Bushi for the Friendly match against France U21 on 5 June 2017 and the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification opening match against Estonia U21 on 12 June. In the opening match of the qualifiers against Estonia U21, Krymi was an unused substitute in the bench for the entire match; as of 22 December 2017 Ardit Krymi at Soccerway Ardit Krymi profile FSHF.org Ardit Krymi – UEFA competition record Profile - Vllaznia
Kevin Barney Rollins is an American businessman and philanthropist. The former President and CEO of Dell Inc. in 2006 Rollins was named by London's CBR as the 9th Most Influential person in the Enterprise IT sector. Rollins was met his wife Debra while attending Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Rollins earned a bachelors in Humanities and Civil Engineering in 1983 and an MBA a year later. Before joining Dell in April 1996, Rollins was vice president and partner of Bain & Company where he specialized in strategies and management for high technology and consumer product clients, he helped develop strategies that propelled Dell into a commanding position in the direct selling of computer systems in the United States. Rollins became the chairman of the American Enterprise Institute's Board of Trustees on January 1, 2009. Rollins worked at Dell for over a decade in various positions, including Senior VP of Corporate Strategy, president of Dell Americas overseeing operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America, COO, CEO.
During the last four quarters of his leadership, the company employed 50,000 workers worldwide and reported revenues of $45.4 billion. While at Dell, Rollins oversaw company plans to spend more on staff training and customer services, sales increased $14.2 billion—up 6% year on year with a net income of $762 million. He announced that Dell would add support for AMD chips. In 2006, Forbes magazine listed Rollins as the 18th highest compensated CEO in the world at $39.31 million for achieving a 9% decline in stock performance during his tenure with a stock performance, 81 percent that of the S&P 500. He oversaw amongst one of the largest layoffs that Dell had until of 8000 people worldwide. There was resentment at his below-par decisions and execution, which could have contributed to his removal from Dell. Rollins was fired from Dell in January, 2007. Upon leaving Dell in 2007, Rollins was paid $48.5 million in cash related to expired stock options. Rollins is a member of the BYU's President's Leadership Council and the Marriott School National Advisory Council, where he founded and continues to fund the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
He serves at the request of the President of the United States on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation and is a member of the Computer Systems Policy Project and the U. S. Business Council. Rollins is active in the American Enterprise Institute and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, his philanthropy has extended to financially support various political campaigns, including most Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican nomination for the U. S. Presidency. Utah Information Technology Hall of Fame BYU President's Leadership Council Executive Committee Member BYU eBusiness Center Advisory Board Executive Committee Member BYU Marriott School National Advisory Council, Public Relations Committee Member Austin Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors KRLU Public Television Board of Directors U. S. Presidential Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation Member 2006 BYU Marriott School of Management Convocation speaker Rollins and his wife have four children and nine grandchildren.
In 2019, he put a residence in Del Valle, Texas on the market, after he had it custom built in 2005 by architect David Webber. Media related to Kevin Rollins at Wikimedia Commons BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology