Related Event ticketing platform Billetto has entered into a long term partnership with Challenge Nordic race organiser RaceMakers, where ‘the goal is to ensure further expansion, in a competitive and ever growing market.’ The partnership is stated as ‘the first in a series of significant collaborations Billetto will present this year, all within the sports segment.’Currently active in 21 countries, the Challenge Family brand is billed as ‘the most rapidly growing long distance triathlon series globally’. The headquarters of Challenge Nordic are located in Denmark – owned and operated by RaceMakers, with Claus Vesterby as the Event Director.Challenge Nordic covers all of the Challenge Family events that take place in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland, where over 10,000 athletes take part. ‘And in Denmark alone 3,000 volunteers will also be on-board by 2017, to help coordinate the upcoming events.’ Currently there are five events planned across the Nordic region.Claus Vesterby, Event Director & Partner at RaceMakers said “Partnering with Billetto is very exciting. As an organisation we have set new objectives for the possibilities of our events in the Nordics. In collaboration with Billetto, we will increase the number of participants, while we widen our understanding of the athletes. Together, this will ensure that we are offering our athletes the best product we possibly can.”A recent focus on the sport industry will aim to position Billetto as ‘the go-to platform for similar organisers, and a synergy effect between events is to be expected, as even more people with sport interests will visit Billetto.’Mads Rasmussen, Senior Partnership Manager at Billetto added, “The new partnership with Challenge Nordic will not only boost the ticket sales, it will also give the organisation a clearer overview of their target group. Understanding the audience is vital in order to grow, and that is what the Billetto platform is built to do. We are really looking forward to the collaboration with Challenge Nordic – which won’t be the only partnership we present within the sport segment this year.”Billetto is a VC-backed tech startup based in Copenhagen, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin and Amsterdam. The company notes that it is growing rapidly and is currently expanding operations across all of its markets.At its core, Billetto is positioned as a simple self-service ticketing platform, designed to make event creation and selling tickets easy. Unlike traditional ticketing services, Billetto adds that it acts as a social and mobile events community, where people can discover local events and follow their favourite artists, venues and promoters.Since its inception in 2009 Billetto has reportedly grown by more than 400% each year, and now includes brands such as Virgin, Soho House, Vice and Red Bull amongst its 16,000 clients. The company hosts more than 50,000 events annually, and its member community has just crossed the first million.www.Billetto.dkwww.RaceMakers.dk
In his passing the gavel ceremony June 30, Chief Justice Fred Lewis announced his intention to establish a committee to study how to evaluate the performance of Florida’s trial and appellate judges and pass the results to the public.Just a month later, the committee is being organized.The Florida Bar Board of Governors at its July 28 meeting approved, as recommended by the Program Evaluation Committee, establishing a Florida Bar/Florida Supreme Court joint committee to study the hows and whys of judicial evaluations.Program Evaluation Committee Chair Gwynne Young said Lewis encountered a proposal for judicial evaluations at a Bar committee and he “liked it so much that he has already run with it.”Young said the select committee as presented would have eight judge members, eight lawyer members, and three public nonlawyer members. She said the PEC’s only change was to recommend the number of public members be increased from three to five.She also said a neutral, careful evaluation of judges is needed to counteract purported surveys and evaluations being done by narrow interest groups.Bar President Hank Coxe said First District Court of Appeal Judge Peter Webster, who has written on the subject, had discussed the formation of such a committee with Chief Justice Lewis, and Lewis will appoint Webster as chair. Coxe said he had spoken with former Republican state representative and former Solicitor General Tom Warner of West Palm Beach, also an expert on judicial evaluation, and Warner has agreed to serve as vice chair.“There must be a [neutral] means of evaluating judges because special interest groups are doing this,” Coxe said.The board unanimously approved the PEC recommendation to create the new joint committee. August 15, 2006 Regular News Panel created to examine judicial evaluation plans Panel created to examine judicial evaluation plans
“We do a psychological autopsy only at the request of the family when it’s ruled a suicide,” he said. The actress died of a gunshot fired inside her mouth in the foyer of Spector’s mansion on Feb. 3, 2003, after going home with him from her job as a nightclub hostess. Spector’s defense contends Clarkson killed herself. Asked why he did not consider materials from the computer, Pena said, “It was not provided to me.” Testimony was interrupted when Plourd tried to question Pena about whether his opinion would have changed if he considered the computer material. Fidler dismissed jurors and ordered a full-scale hearing. The judge in Phil Spector’s murder trial said Thursday that he will likely allow the defense to introduce gunshot victim Lana Clarkson’s writings about having visions of a dead actress who killed herself with a gun. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler gave the indication after intense arguments in which defense attorney Christopher Plourd said the writings found on her computer hard drive also include discussions of her fascination with guns, depression over her failing acting career and struggles with alcohol and drugs. Prosecutors acknowledged they knew about the material but considered it untrustworthy and did not bring it to the attention of the coroner who concluded that Clarkson was a homicide victim and did not commit suicide. Before jurors were sent out of court for a hearing, Deputy Medical Examiner Louis Pena testified he did not consider doing a “psychological autopsy” on Clarkson because he concluded her death was a homicide. He said information he obtained about Clarkson convinced him she was a hopeful person with no tendency toward suicide. Plourd then disclosed some contents of the hard drive including entries in what Clarkson called “The Story of My Life.” “She talks about drug problems, trying to get off medications,” he said. “She has delusions. She’s seeing people who are deceased and talks about them.” Plourd also said Clarkson “talks about seeing a dead actress who comes to her in visions, a struggling actress who didn’t make it and killed herself with a gun.” The actress’s name was not given in court. Plourd said the defense investigated the story, found that this was a real actress who committed suicide and found the place where she lived, which is where Clarkson claimed to have had the visions. He said Clarkson, who stopped making entries a year before she died, also spoke of going to a metaphysical therapist “to rearrange her subconscious.” As part of the therapy, he said, “You look into a candle and meditate. She sees a vision of a cowboy, a vision of George Bush comes to her.” Plourd said a district attorney’s investigator read the diary and concluded that it didn’t contain anything relevant. Prosecutors gave it to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office as part of a bundle of 500-600 pages of information and said they could look at it if they wanted to do a psychological autopsy, he said. Plourd argued that Pena should be questioned on whether his homicide ruling would have changed had he read Clarkson’s writings. “If you consider this information, it weakens and shakes his opinion,” Plourd said to Fidler. The judge said he would read the entire manuscript over the weekend and make a ruling. But before court ended for the week, he said he had read some of it and was inclined to admit it in evidence. Prosecutor Alan Jackson argued that the writings in the computer were not authenticated, could not be relied upon and were probably creative efforts that Clarkson made for a writing class she was taking. The judge, who at one point referred to the writings as a “memoir,” appeared to disagree. “I think you are arguing way too much,” Fidler said to Jackson. “If you have the words of a deceased … how do you keep that away from the jury and away from an expert who could have considered it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!