Three Australians detained in Iran: government

Hollywood Radio And Television Society Unveils New Board Of Directors

The Hollywood Radio and Television Society has a new board of directors.

HRTS today announced its newly-elected board is made up of leaders from across the industry, who will serve three-year terms starting this month.

The board includes Kate Adler, EVP, Comedy Development, CBS Television Studios; Charlie Andrews, EVP, Drama Programming, Development & Event Series, Fox; Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Entertainment; entertainment executive David Madden, who most recently served as President of Programming, AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios; Andrew Miller, Agent, Television Department, CAA; Francesca Orsi, EVP and Head of Drama Programming, HBO; Craig Piligian, President/CEO, Pilgrim Media Group; Beatrice Springborn, VP, Content Development, Hulu; Odetta Watkins, EVP, Current Programming, Warner Bros. Television.

HRTS also announced the inaugural HRTS Advisory Council formed by the board of directors.

“HRTS exists to be a valuable resource to individual members at every level of their career and to help chart the future shape of our industry. We couldn’t do it without the commitment of our incredible board members who bring insight and expertise along with a willingness to shepherd the growth of the organization,” said Marc Korman. “I’m thrilled to welcome our new and returning Board Directors and newly-appointed Advisory Council members.”

Peloton plans to sell IPO shares for $26 to $29

Peloton Interactive Inc. PTON, +0.00% plans to charge $26 to $29 for shares in its initial public offering, which would raise up to $1.16 billion at a valuation of up to $8 billion. The interactive exercise-machine company, which announced its intentions to go public last month, updated its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday afternoon to disclose its pricing range. The company said it plans to sell 40 million shares in the IPO, with underwriters – led by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan – having access to an additional 6 million shares that could be sold. Peloton expects its shares to list on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol PTON.

William Avenue closed at Health Sciences Centre

William Avenue is closed in both directions at the Health Sciences Centre due to an apparent incident that has police on scene.

Drivers are being encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the area.

There are reports that the incident involved a vehicle and pedestrian crash, but police have not confirmed this.

Watch for more information as it becomes available.

Pete Buttigieg Teases United For Seating Him Near Amy Klobuchar

Politics not only makes strange bedfellows, but it also makes for some bizarre seating arrangements on airlines.

Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar know this firsthand.

On Tuesday, the two were on their way to Houston to prepare for Thursday’s debate when they found they were seated near each other on the United Airlines flight.

Buttigieg couldn’t help but rib the airline for seating him just behind the Minnesota senator, who, to be honest, seemed very pleased by the coincidence. 

The United Airlines social media team quickly responded with a more corporate-sounding version of the schoolyard taunt: “I meant to do that.”

Others weighed in on the photo as well:

One sage person then predicted what might happen next ― at least on Twitter.

Flin Flon RCMP searching for Channing cemetery vandals

RCMP are looking for information regarding damage to a cemetery in the tiny community of Channing, Man., just outside of Flin Flon near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.

Police said a suspect or suspects caused a significant amount of damage to the cemetery overnight on Friday, and are asking for the public’s help.

Anyone with information is asked to call Flin Flon RCMP at 204-687-1423.

CNBC Host Says Wall Street Is Scared Of Elizabeth Warren And She Approves

Typically, presidential candidates only “approve” the messages in their own campaign ads, but Elizabeth Warren is different.

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts senator was happy to tweet her support of a CNBC segment that was highly critical of her.

In the segment, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said that Wall Street executives are terrified of Warren and say her White House bid has “got to be stopped.”

Considering that Warren wants to raise taxes on the wealthy ― including, presumedly, Wall Street executives ― at least one Twitter user felt the CNBC segment was “the greatest Warren campaign ad possible.”

Warren immediately capitalized on it:

The reaction on Twitter suggests she may be on to something.

Ashoura commemorations: Iraq struggles with influx of people

Iraqi religious leaders say Iran is biggest foreign player in donations and investments.

    Millions of Shia Muslims have gathered in the Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the death of Prophet Muhammed’s grandson who was killed there more than 1,300 years ago. The national holiday is known as the Ashoura holiday.

    The vast influx of people puts huge stress on infrastructure and services. Local companies and the government are investing heavily to try to improve the situation.

    They are being helped by the country’s biggest foreign investor, Iran.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.

    Three Australians detained in Iran: government

    SYDNEY (AFP) – The Australian government on Wednesday (Sept 11) said three citizens had been detained in Iran, the latest in a series of Westerners to be seized by authorities in Tehran.

    “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran,” a spokesperson told AFP.

    “Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further.”