In the wake of this week’s allegations, Ryan Adams‘ upcoming album, Big Colors, is being “put on hold,” sources close to the situation told Variety. In The New York Times exposé published on Wednesday, seven women accuse Adams of wielding his music industry clout to emotionally abuse and sexually manipulate them. The report cites seven different women, including Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, rising artist Phoebe Bridgers, and more, and describes a pattern in which offers of career assistance repeatedly turned into sexual advances and romantic relationships became emotionally abusive. The report also details a domineering and sexually inappropriate correspondence Adams allegedly had with an underage girl over a 9-month span.Big Colors was set for release on April 19th, but retailers began to report on Thursday evening that the album was pulled from release schedules by Universal Music Group, the parent company of Adams’ own label, Pax-Am, which has a distribution deal with Blue Note Records. Pax-Am has also deleted the Big Colors pre-order pages on its own website. Big Colors was originally set to be Adams’ first of three albums in 2019, though the fate of that plan now appears to be uncertain.Beyond the album, three different companies with whom Ryan Adams was attached for endorsement deals have officially severed ties with the artist. Included in this list is Benson Amps, who announced a Ryan Adams signature model amp at last year’s NAMM convention. Christopher Benson, the company’s principal, said in a statement. “We are saddened and surprised by the recent allegations against Mr. Ryan Adams as documented in the New York Times. … We have decided to suspend our relationship with Mr. Adams at this moment, and will no longer move forward with the development of the Ryan Adams signature model. We have no further comment at this time.”The presidents of JHS Pedals and Walrus Audio, which both had Ryan Adams signature products on the market when the story broke, both issued similar statements pulling their Adams products. As JHS Pedals president Josh Scott noted, “Because of my deep concern over this situation, I am ceasing all collaboration with Ryan and have discontinued the VCR Ryan Adams Signature Pedal. We have a remaining stock of VCR pedals and are making future plans to fully rebrand and sell this inventory with a portion of the sale going towards the fight against sexual abuse and misconduct.”In addition to the business partnership fallout, The New York Times reported Thursday that the F.B.I. is now looking into “whether the singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, 44, committed a crime by engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan.” Adams, through his lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, has denied that he “ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage.”
By Dialogo January 01, 2012 Banks in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are the hardest hit in Latin America by fraud in online commerce and theft of confidential data, a practice known as phishing. The total bank losses in the region top $93 billion a year, found an investigation conducted by Proyecto Amparo, a Montevideo-based group that aims to strengthen regional capacity for prevention and response to cyber security incidents in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report explains that these threats are becoming more complex and more sophisticated. The average cost of a cyber attack is $50,000 to a bank, or $50 to $60 per affected account, the study added. The scope of cyber crime in Latin America is worrisome, with very likely scenarios of cyber attacks and distressing consequences for the population, the report said. Source: Agence France-Presse
Thirty-year-old Leonard Allicock of James Street Albouystown, Georgetown was on Friday further remanded to prison when he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly arraigned for robbery under arms.Unrepresented, Allicock, on his first court appearance had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on July 29, 2018, while in the vicinity of Albouystown, Georgetown, and while being armed with a gun, he robbed Christopher Gonsalves of four gold chains valued at $340,000, and one cellphone valued at $240,000.The Police prosecutor had objected to Allicock being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence and noting that a dangerous weapon had been used during or before the alleged robbery.Allicock was again refused bail, and the matter was adjourned to September 14.
JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September “We are delighted to welcome such an experienced executive to our team and with his strong background in pre-opening large scale projects, Steve will play a critical role in our success” said Richard Lam, CEO of Hoi An South Development.“Steve is a proven leader with an extensive knowledge of gaming and hospitality across many markets. His commitment to not only building the business, but also his background in contributing to the local community through leading CSR initiatives, is an important factor in his appointment. We are very confident that with Steve’s leadership, Hoiana will establish itself as one of the region’s most successful integrated resort developments.”The US$4 billion Hoiana integrated resort – a joint venture between Suncity Group, VinaCapital and VMS Investment Group – is located 30 kilometers south of Da Nang in central Vietnam. The first stage of the development comprising three luxury internationally acclaimed hotels, a casino, multiple dining options and a world class golf course is due to open in 2019.Wolstenholme, who joined Okada Manila in September 2015, holds an Executive MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and has served on numerous community and business boards and foundations around the world. Vietnam’s Hoi An South Development has announced the appointment of former Okada Manila President and Managing Director Steve Wolstenholme as Group Chief Operating Officer.Wolstenholme brings a wealth of international experience in Asia and North America to Hoiana, including senior roles as President and Chief Operating Officer for the 2,000 room Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, and Chief Operating Officer for Galaxy Macau.