Exhibition Industry Continues to Grow

first_imgThe trade show industry just posted its largest first quarter gain since 2011 and its 15th-consecutive quarter of growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).CEIR, which measures industry performance using an aggregate formula that accounts for net square footage (NSF), number of exhibitors, attendance and revenue, says overall performance was up 2.6 percent year-over-year and outperformed GDP by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014.”We are very pleased by the first-quarter results which are positive and confirm our forecast that ongoing growth is still anticipated for the exhibitions and events industry,” says CEIR’s economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D. “The performance in the first quarter was quite remarkable considering the fact that the east coast was frequently paralyzed under severe winter weather. With 15 consecutive quarters of growth, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry.” Broken down, NSF and revenue each rose 2.9 percent, with exhibitors up 2.8 percent and attendance higher by 1.7 percent.The rate of growth fell off slightly from Q4 of 2013—the industry grew 3.0 percent year-over-year from Oct. through Dec.—but still managed to generate better returns than it had at any other point in the prior two years.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Front Office Specialist at ConcentraFull-Time Sales & Client Service Representative at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Account Executive 3 at ComcastFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Food Service Director at Advinia CareFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEKFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Software Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Recruiter at Verizon(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

MPs violate law made by them

first_imgSpeakers speak at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Sazid Hossain Constitutional analysts said the members of parliament had breached the law enacted by them, by criticising judges in parliament.Although the MPs have no authority to discuss the judiciary in parliament, they castigated judges after the 16th amendment of the constitution was scrapped recently.Analysts made these observations at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday.Jurist Shahdeen Malik, columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Sujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar spoke at the roundtable, among others. Shahdeen Malik said the members of parliament have no jurisdiction to discuss the verdict of 16th amendment of the constitution. The law makers breached the law enacted by them, he added.Moderating the roundtable, Badiul Alam Majumdar said as per rules of procedure 53, 63 and 133, matters related to the president and the independence of judiciary can’t be discussed in parliament.He said it was unfortunate that they made the law and they violated it.Syed Abul Maksud said the independence of judiciary is necessary so that a common man can seek justice against an influential person.last_img read more

With Some Schools Still on Hold Because of Harvey Students Go On

first_img 00:00 /01:00 X Laura IsenseeThird grader Cedric Dupas got to show off his freestyle moves at an interactive hip hop show at Miller Outdoor Theater. He and his classmates at Hilliard Elementary will start their new school year on Monday.Several Houston schools are finally gearing up for back-to-school next week, since Harvey caused extensive damage and delays. But before class starts, some students got a different kind of lesson.That lesson was in the art and culture of Houston hip hop.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131921/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-1.16.02-PM.mp400:0000:0000:59Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dozens of students from Hilliard Elementary in Northeast Houston watched an interactive hip hop show at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Some kids like third grader Cedric Dupas even got on stage.“I feel like awesome, because I danced!” he reported afterwards.It capped off several days of field trips to places like Hermann Park and the Children’s Museum. For teachers it was the first time they’d seen their students this year. “It was nice. The kids was able to get out, get out of the community, you know, since it was destroyed,” said Torrie Taylor, who teaches second grade.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131422/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-12.51.33-PM.mp400:0000:0000:52Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s why she said the best part was: “Seeing the kids having fun, smiles on their faces.”Taylor and her students — along with six other Houston schools — will start the year next Monday. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Get louder

first_imgBacardi and Only Much Louder bring you the fourth edition of the festival featuring more than 200 bands across six stages. All set to take over the Capital on 30 Nov and 1 Dec, Millennium Post talks to Nischay Parekh and Prateek Kuhad who will be a part of the madness…NISCHAY PAREKH: How did your journey with music begin?My first ever brush with music was my mother’s cassette collection. I had the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye and my world was changed forever, I just didn’t know it yet. I started playing and writing songs at 11. Once the songs started coming, I knew that this is what I had to do with my life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tell us about your album, Ocean.Ocean is an experimental pop album filled with playful orchestration and cinematic moments. In terms of sound it’s very lush and I’m very proud of the production. The songs themselves are about relationships, longing and other very universal themes. However, I enjoy making these larger than life themes very intimate, that’s why you’ll find pandas, ghosts and secrets in my Ocean.Your most memorable gig?The Pune edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender a few weeks ago. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCould you give us a little insight of your set at Bacardi NH7 Weekender?The live experience at the Bacardi NH7 Weekenders will be intimate, interactive and full of colour. We have a surprise in store for the audience as well. Our mission is to create a very special experience for everyone. Immersing people into the story that music is telling is of prime importance. Bring your imagination.What is your take on Bacardi NH7 Weekender shaping music in India? Bacardi NH7 Weekender just injects the Indian scene with huge amounts of positive energy. It creates a vibe like no other.Besides music, tell us something more about Nischay Parekh?I love television, food and reading. Outside of music I’m a pretty ordinary guy.PRATEEK KUHAD: Which bands/musicians have been the biggest influences on your music?Musically, especially my guitar playing is influenced a lot by Nick Drake, John Mayer, Elliot Smith and The Tallest Man On Earth. What I love about all these artists is their incredible ability to write the most amazing songs, both musically and lyrically. I aspire to do the same.What can we expect from your set at Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Delhi?I’m playing at all four editions of Bacardi NH7 Weekender (Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata), so there’s a lot to be brought to the table. You’ll just have to come to the gigs and find out for yourself!last_img read more

Fire breaks out at factory in N 24Pgs no casualty reported

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a plastic goods factory near Ghola in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning. As the factory was filled with inflammable materials the fire took a devastating shape.About 25 fire tenders were pressed into action. According to local residents, the fire was brought under control around 9 pm on Sunday, but fire fighters could not enter the factory as some of parts of the unit were still ablaze. Also due to the heat, getting inside the factory was impossible till Sunday night. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAround 11:30 am on Sunday, thick black smoke was seen coming out of the factory. Due to panic staff and labours rushed out of the factory. Later, it was found that some of the labours were trapped inside. The New Barrackpore police station and fire brigade were informed. Primarily 10 fire tenders were pressed in to action. But soon fire fighters realised that the fire is spreading fast. Immediately more fire tenders were requested. By 2 pm, 15 more fire tenders were sent. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs the fire already took a devastating shape, fire fighters had no other way than to spray water from a safe distance. Upon receiving the news, fire minister Sujit Bose rushed to the spot. According to the fire fighters, as inflammable materials were on fire, the unit would be ablaze till these materials melt. Thus the fire fighters had targeted to prevent the fire from spreading fast. Around 9 pm fire was brought under control but fire fighters could not enter the factory due to the heat. Fire fighters are continuously spraying waters to douse the flames. As the building got seriously damaged due to the fire, it is feared that it may collapse anytime. It is suspected that an electrical short-circuit might had triggered the fire. Till Sunday night no one was found dead or alive in the factory as none could enter the premises. According to fire fighters if anyone is trapped inside, chance of survival is nil.last_img read more

Fire engulfs 13 shops at Sandhya Bazar none hurt

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at the Sandhya Bazar at Lords Bakery Mor on Sunday morning.At least 13 shops were reduced to ashes due to the impact of the fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties and no one was hurt in the incident. Fire fighters suspect that the fire occurred due to short circuit. However, some local residents allege that the market might have been set on fire by some persons because of their vested interest. According to sources, around 4 am on Sunday some local residents experienced a strong burning smell while they were sleeping. When some of them went to check what happened they saw the market was ablaze. Immediately, Jadavpur police station and fire brigade were informed. Soon, five fire tenders were pressed in to action. But as the intensity of the fire was quite high and it was spreading, five more fire tenders were called. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe fire was controlled approximately after two hours later. But till then several shops were burnt completely. Fire fighters had faced some problem controlling the fire due to inflammable articles stored inside the shops. Mainly there were some shops where furniture accessories were being made. For that huge quantity of cotton was stored. Meanwhile, some shop owners came to know about the fire and rushed to save their belongings. They alleged that earlier multiple times fire occurred in this market. Businesspersons are suspecting a foul play behind the incident though nothing could be confirmed during the preliminary investigation by the police. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateApart from furniture accessories shops, several more shops, including restaurants, chicken shop and other shops were burnt down. A cycle rickshaw also burnt due to the fire. The rickshaw puller, Shankar Halder, expressed his fear that how he will bear the expenses of his family now as the rickshaw was the only source from which he used to earn. Local sources informed that this market has been set up unofficially a long time ago. As the market was not a legal one, it had no permissions or clearance and as a result no fire fighting management system was in place. It is suspected that the amount of damage might reach nearly several lakhs of rupees as shop owners had stored material keeping Poila Boisakh in mind. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. After the fire doused completely, Kolkata Municipal Corporation workers cleared the spot.last_img read more