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Burkle divorce papers unsealed; wife says he spied

Burkle divorce papers unsealed; wife says he spied

first_imgNewly unsealed documents in billionaire Ronald W. Burkle’s divorce include allegations from his former wife that he spied on her, their young son and her boyfriend. The documents released late Friday also included a declaration from Burkle’s daughter, Carrie Anne Burkle, 29, who said her father once told her his security staff had “pictures and videos” of wife Janet Burkle and her boyfriend having sex. She said her father called his security director in front of her, and once told her Janet Burkle was with her boyfriend “at this very moment.” The daughter’s declaration came in support of Janet Burkle’s 2003 application for a court restraining order, which was denied. Burkle’s attorney, Patricia L. Glaser, disputed the allegations in a letter to The Los Angeles Times. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Mr. Burkle never told his daughter any such thing,” Glaser said. “There are no such videotapes. There was no such eavesdropping. This is not true.” Glaser said the allegations were withdrawn and the divorce court judge ruled they were inadmissible. Burkle’s security chief, Frank Renzi, said in a published report that Carrie Anne Burkle had apparently misconstrued a conversation with her father about her mother’s boyfriend, an ex-convict. He said when Carrie didn’t believe they were involved, Burkle said something to the effect of, “What do I have to do to convince you? Show you a videotape of them together?” The 1,200 pages of documents were released two days after the California Supreme Court rejected Burkle’s effort to keep them under seal, which Burkle said was needed to protect his children. The court let stand a decision that struck down a law that would have protected Burkle’s financial information from release. Lawyers for media outlets including The Associated Press and The Los Angeles Times successfully argued for the records’ release. Lawyers for Janet Burkle argued in the documents that her husband concealed pending mergers in 1997 – when the couple reached a post-marital agreement – that eventually created one of the largest supermarket chains in the nation. A state appeals court sided with Burkle on Thursday, rejecting his wife’s claim that he had hidden assets. Burkle, whose estimated personal wealth exceeds $2 billion, is a well-known political contributor who has given millions of dollars mostly to Democratic candidates and campaigns. He’s also given more than $200,000 to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his campaigns. The documents include an analysis of Burkle’s financial investments as of 1997, and Janet Burkle’s account of their spending and property. She said in a filing it was “common for me to spend $15,000 at one time at Barneys, and my average monthly expense for clothing was at least $10,000 (a conservative estimate).”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CattleWomen’s Corner: Roast beef cheddar pockets recipe

CattleWomen’s Corner: Roast beef cheddar pockets recipe

first_imgThis recipe for roast beef cheddar pockets is from Thirty Meals in 30 Minutes, on Beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 package (16-17 ounces) refrigerated fully-cooked beef pot roast with gravy1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion (optional)1/4 cup dairy sour creamFresh chives1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove pot roast from package, removing as much gravy as possible; reserve gravy for another …last_img

Top 10 Apps for Scheduling a Meeting Online

Top 10 Apps for Scheduling a Meeting Online

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Doodle doesn’t have the social Web love that Tungle does, but it’s dead simple. If your coworkers can’t figure out how to use this, you may need to find a new career quickly. We covered Doodle launching branded versions for continuing use by a company. But if you just want to try it out once, then you don’t even need an account. TimeBridge When is Good is probably the most bare bones of these apps on the list, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like Doodle there’s no sign-up required. It’s got a highlighted calendar grid for choosing a range of dates, and it works the same whether you’re setting up the poll or responding. Meet-o-Matic Setster is a little more complex to navigate, but that’s because it’s probably better suited to more complex scheduling jobs. If you need a persistent SaaS calendaring tool that has good collaborative characteristics, Setster is probably your best bet. Read our full review from March here.Congregar Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Presdo is pretty slick looking, but the interface is slightly less intuitive than many of the other apps in the list. If you need something with a decent feature set that’s really going to look more impressive to the boss, then Presdo would be a great choice. Diarised Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… The first thing you’ll notice about good apps is that many of them have ridiculous names. Tungle is no exception. But ignoring the silly branding, Tungle is my pick for the most innovative of the bunch. Its Web interface is quite nice, and it has support for the broadest range of integration including: Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal, Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook, Ning, and your blog. Why so many? Tungle is all about sharing your calendar as broadly as possible after you’ve published it. Doodle Meet-o-Matic has got a really old school UI, with check boxes for choosing the dates you want to propose to coworkers. But it’s free and there’s absolutely no sign-up required for the basic version. The “advanced” version is a little under $20 a year, but I would suggest you hunt around for something with a better UI and more features if you’re willing to pay. Meeting Wizardcenter_img Congregar doesn’t waste any of your time, and that’s to be admired. You can create a new event to schedule right from the home page, preview what the emailed poll will look like, and then move immediately to inviting people. Done, end of story. Presdo IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Meeting Wizard is going to come up high in search results if you’re looking for this kind of thing. It’s been around for quite some time, and it has more of a corporate look than I would like. But it still definitely works fine and could be the ticket for you. Photo by ghindo Meetings suck. But if there’s one thing worse than meetings, it’s playing email tag to schedule them. Is your company still sending out mass emails to ask for preferred meeting times? It’s the pits, isn’t it? Yes, Outlook has a hack whereby you can solicit responses for scheduling, but it’s not much of an improvement. There’s a better way, and it’s a ridiculously simple concept. A Web app lets you pick a range of dates on a calendar and then notify your colleagues so they can pick the times and dates that work for them. You then view the responses and you’re done. Just as wikis solved the distributed document collaboration problem (that we used to use email for), this class of online tools solves our scheduling problem. Here’s our rundown of the ten best scheduling apps to be found, in order of preference. Most of them operate on a freemium basis or are fairly cheap. Tungle Diarised has got the simple process of online scheduling down pat. But it has one of those annoyingly long sign-up forms, and there doesn’t seem to be much integration with Outlook, GCal or iCal. Diarised would be just fine for a quick and informal job, but if you’re looking for something to use in the enterprise I’d pick something else. When is Good TimeBridge is another app that syncs well with the standard set of both cloud-based and desktop calendars. As we mentioned in our initial review, the cool thing about TimeBridge is that the “Yes/No/Best” answer that can be provided by those you invite makes it really easy to get a response even from those who might be reluctant to use this kind of app. Setster Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Boxee Gets Into the Hardware Business

Boxee Gets Into the Hardware Business

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Boxee just announced that it plans to release a dedicated Boxee hardware device in partnership with an undisclosed consumer entertainment company. This is a big step for Boxee. The software, which aggregates Internet video content from a wide variety of sources, is already designed to run on home entertainment PCs that are connected to TVs. The market for these devices is still very small, but if Boxee manages to get its software on a large number of connected TVs, set-top boxes and BluRay players, the company could easily establish itself as the standard interface for bringing Internet content to the living room. Boxee will share more details about the device on December 7.Boxee’s Ambition: To be on Every Connected DeviceRight now, the easiest way to use Boxee in the living room is through hacking an Apple TV. While this is an easy hack, it doesn’t help Boxee to bring its service to a mainstream audience. According to today’s announcement, Boxee’s goal is “to be on every Connected device in the living room” – and to do so, the company will need to partner with large, well-known brands that can push its software into the living room as a default feature.On Collision Course With RokuThis announcement, as the NYTimes’ Brad Stone points out, also puts Boxee in direct competition with Roku. Roku made a name for itself by offering a cheap and easy-to-use hardware device that allows users to stream online movies to their TVs. Just last week, Roku announced it will branch out from just offering streaming movies and that it plans to offer different channels with Internet content in the near future. Chances are that within the next few months, both Roku and Boxee will offer very similar services and hardware devices. If Boxee manages to strike up enough partnerships and gets its software into more devices, however, it will have a major advantage over Roku. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#Video Services#web center_img Related Posts frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

2010 Winter Olympics iPhone Apps

2010 Winter Olympics iPhone Apps

first_imgOther Mobile Olympics Apps Although the iPhone is the leading mobile apps platform for Olympics coverage, you don’t necessarily need to have an iPhone to join in on the action. A good example is Foursquare’s partnership with the New York Times, to provide reviews of local venues and offer new badges for those in the area. You’ll be able to do all of the usual Foursquare things with your iPhone or any other smartphone, but in addition enjoy restaurant reviews and tips from the writers of the New York Times. That app can be found here.Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite Olympics iPhone (or other phone) app! iPhone applications are no longer just toys for techies. There are now thousands of iPhone apps in the App Store designed for mainstream usage. Yesterday we looked at examples of health and fitness iPhone apps, today we check out what’s available for a current big sporting event: the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.There were relatively slim pickings, but at least one Winter Olympics app that is a must-have for sports fans!The Official AppsThe official 2010 Olympics app goes by the unwieldy title of 2010Guide – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: The Official Mobile Spectator Guide. The app is free and is described as “a location-aware schedule” for more than 2,000 sport and cultural events between 12-28 February, 2010. It lets you create a personalized itinerary, with the help of maps to over 80 venues. It features real-time results for every sport, news headlines, photos and twitter streams.For users actually attending the Olympics, the apps tells you ‘what’s on now’ close to your current location – which is a nice geo-location touch. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#Real World#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img You may also want to check out the iPhone apps of Olympic broadcasters CTV and NBC. One nice feature of the NBC app is the ability to follow athletes on Twitter and Facebook. However, according to Chad Skelton of The Vancouver Sun, the official guide app is “head and shoulders above the other two.”The Unofficial AppsThere aren’t a great deal of unofficial Olympics iPhone apps. However, one that might come in handy for TV watchers is Olympic Games and Sports Rules and Records by SportLogik. It lists the rules, a glossary of terms and the equipment used for over 70 sports. It also boasts “complete Olympic records for every Summer and Winter Olympic game ever held.” It’s literally a font of all knowledge for the Winter Olympics, although it’s text-heavy and not very exciting.Of course there are some Olympics-themed gaming apps for iPhone. A good example is Ski Jump Lite (there’s also a premium version). What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … richard macmanus The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

first_img Login/Register With: Chapter I: A New Beginning, The MoffattsMay 18, 1998While the ’90s boy band phenomenon overwhelmingly focused on American acts like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, it was a trend that found success in other parts of the world like Korea (which would later birth the K-pop movement), the U.K. and Canada. Arguably, Canada’s most successful ’90s pop boy band was the Moffatts, a group made up of brothers Scott, Dave, Bob and Clint Moffatt. In the mid ‘90s, the Moffatts had established themselves as a country group, even moving to Nashville briefly and performing regularly on Ralph Emery’s talk show, Nashville Now. But the group made a significant shift in 1998 with its third album, Chapter I: A New Beginning. Trading in country tunes for pop-rock melodies, the Moffatts realigned their sound to match what was happening on the charts south of the border and became a huge hit.The album was certified platinum in Canada, was picked up and released in the U.S. the following year and garnered two Juno nominations. (The Moffatts hosted the Junos in 2000 and scored two more nominations in 2001.) The music certainly fit a specific boy band mould — heart-on-the-sleeve, fairly straightforward love songs — but the Moffatts were one of the few groups who opted for playing live instruments over flashy choreography. And on top of that, their ability to write a catchy hook was evident all over the album, with hits like “Misery,” “Girl of My Dreams,” and “Crazy.” Even with the emergence of B4-4, SoulDecision and 3Deep, a large portion of Canada’s late-‘90s boy band legacy belongs to the Moffatts, and it’s something pop lovers can absolutely take pride in.— Melody Lau Twitter Advertisement Breath from Another, EstheroApril 28, 1998Walkerton, Ontario native Esthero (real name Jenny-Bea Englishman) and her debut album are some of Canadian music’s best-kept secrets. While perhaps not a household name, you’ve likely heard Esthero’s work somewhere since this 1998 debut — whether through her 2005 album Wikked Lil’ Grrrls (which featured the likes of Sean Lennon, André 3000 and Cee-Lo Green), her work on the viral “Yes we Can” Obama campaign song, or as a writer/vocalist on Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak. But, for ’90s-loving Canadians Who Know, Esthero’s greatest work remains this tragically underrated trip-hop masterpiece, which was recorded entirely with her then production partner Doc McKinney, who’s gone on to become The Weeknd’s executive producer.While Portishead and Björk’s moody lounge grooves thrived globally in the mid-to-late ’90s, Esthero’s album of a similar sonic essence failed to win over the mainstream outside its vibe-laden first single “That Girl.” While the singer has since savoured the chart love her first album didn’t get, you can’t help but wonder what magic might have happened had she stayed in this hypnotically soulful lane, which has made a considerable comeback 20 years later. — JH Tamia, TamiaApril 14, 1998If you didn’t realize R&B gem Tamia was Canadian, it might be cause to re-evaluate your patriotism. The Windsor native soared to international stardom right off the bat, after being scouted by music manager Brenda Richie (Lionel Richie’s ex-wife) and signed to Quincy Jones’ label Qwest Records less than a year into her career. She appeared on such songs as the Grammy-nominated collaboration “Missing You” with Brandy, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, which was one of three Jones-produced, Grammy-nominated collaborations she sang on in 1997.In 1998, she released this self-titled debut to mixed reviews, despite its renowned R&B classic “So Into You” (not to be confused with Fabolous’ equally delightful 2003 reincarnation), a “Careless Whisper” cover and “Imagination,” which features Jermaine Dupri and a Jackson 5 sample. While Tamia didn’t win the Juno in either category she was nominated in this year, she (and a few other formidable songstresses in this list) signified a brave new era of Canadian R&B.— Jess Huddleston LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Inner Urge, Dave Young Trio feat. Gary BurtonMay 4, 1998On the heels of his acclaimed three-volume Two by Two series for Justin Time Records, bassist Dave Young upped the personnel (but not by much!) for 1998’s Inner Urge, a superb outing for his trio with guitarist Reg Schwager and drummer Michel Lambert. Vibraphone legend Gary Burton joins them on three tracks: first, a propulsive reading of Joe Henderson’s title track, then Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” taken at a languid tempo, and finally Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia” on which Schwager lays down an especially accomplished solo. The remaining six tunes are a mix of Young originals and jazz classics, including Thad Jones’ “Three in One,” a great vehicle for a drummer of Lambert’s clarity. Other highlights include Young’s arco playing — warm, perfectly in tune — on “Psalm for E.M.,” the trio’s impressive cohesiveness on “Sir William,” and the breezy original, “Irie,” that closes the album in optimistic D major.— Robert Rowat Facebook When you think of 1998, you might remember the baggy fashion trends, your new favourite show Dawson’s Creek or the inception of a little-known search engine called Google.Here at CBC Music, 1998 brings to mind a number of classic, and not-so-classic (albeit memorable), Canadian albums that skipped in our Discmans — providing the soundtrack to the last few carefree years before Y2K.20 years later, revisit the retro Canadian sounds with us below — in chronological order — and let us know what we missed over on Twitter. How I Feel, Terri ClarkMay 19, 1998Clark’s third album, How I Feel cemented her country music star status in the U.S.A. thanks to the success of the record’s second single, “You’re Easy on the Eyes.” The track, a funny song that flips the script on the typical male gaze narrative, reached No. 1 on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. Clark puts her male subject on notice, and she’s the one objectifying and quantifying his cost/benefit analysis, as “easy on the eyes and hard on the heart.” The best zinger? “So why don’t you send me your photograph?/ It would hurt a lot less than taking you back/ then I could still have my favourite part of you.”Gender-flipping songs like this became something of a Clark trademark. It’s evident throughout How I Feel, and it’s something Clark reflected on in a recent interview with CBC Music. “Although a lot of my songs are female-empowering, I’m attracted to a lot of songs a guy would do or you could hear a guy doing, the tougher sort of edge that they have,” she said. Diving back into How I Feel with this framework puts a decidedly feminist lens on Clark’s subversive twist of the classic country sound.— Andrea Warnerlast_img read more