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April 2011

US INDICTS FORMER AIR FRANCE CARGO EXECS

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[dcs_p]A US court has indicted two former Air France Cargo executives for conspiring to fix airfreight surcharges and rates.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ), which brought the case to court, claims Marc Boudier (near right), former executive vice-president cargo, and Jean Charles Foucault (far right), former vice-president cargo, sales and marketing, participated in the conspiracy from at least as early as August 2004 until February 2006. They are said to have participated in, or directed the participation of subordinate employees in, meetings and communications to discuss rates for air cargo shipments.

As well as fixing surcharges and rates to and from locations within the US and elsewhere, they are also charged with refusing to pay their customers commissions on surcharges.

Boudier and Foucault face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a US$1 million fine each. The fine may be increased to twice the gain derived from the crime or twice the loss suffered by the victims of the crime, if either of those amounts is greater than the statutory amount.

A total of 21 airlines and 21 executives, including Boudier and Foucault, have been charged in the DoJ’s ongoing investigation into cargo price fixing. To date, more than $1.8 billion in criminal fines have been imposed and four executives, such as British Airways’ Keith Packer, have been sentenced to serve prison time. Charges are pending against the remaining 17 executives, including Boudier and Foucault.[/dcs_p]

Get yer Red Fang tickets

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Murder the Mountains OUT NOW.
Record Release show April 30th at Branx Get tickets
RED FANG
Branx
Portland, OR

SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH

RED FANG (RECORD RELEASE)
MONGOLOID VILLAGE
LORD DYING
DRUNK LADIES

BRANX 320 SE 2ND AVE
ALL AGES | BAR W/ ID | 8PM | $10 ADVANCE

In 2005, David Sullivan, Maurice Bryan Giles, Aaron Beam, and John Sherman consolidated their powers to form RED FANG. They played their first, legendary show on the final night of that year, welcoming 2006 with buckets of sweat and splinters of destruction. Exactly one year later, they were opening for The Melvins and Big Business.

In their previous bands, the members of Red Fang created difficult, complicated, challenging music. With Red Fang, they take a different approach, returning to what initially inspired them to form bands – heavy, exciting, sometimes threatening music that at first appears simple and straightforward, but whose sophistication reveals itself upon repeated listening.

The progenitors were bands like Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Slayer, and The Melvins, but there are a crop of contemporary bands that exhibit the same inspirational combination of heaviness, deceptive simplicity, and catchiness – Hot Snakes, Big Business, The Melvins, and QOTSA.

It is Red Fang’s goal to create music that, as writer Lance Chess describes, “appeals to both the thinking and the banging head.”

Pablove Ride

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Ride With Us

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Raise $5,000 and ride with us for one week. As part of the Pablove Across America 2011 team, you’ll have a professional grade experience, including SRAM Neutral Race Support to roll behind the peloton and keep your bike in great shape, soigneurs to keep your body in good working order on and off the bike, nutritious meals and a hotel room. Enjoy a challenging, safe, and picturesque trip along America’s west coast under the guidance of the Pablove Team Professionals.
In order to ensure this professional grade experience, we can accept a maximum of 10 riders per week. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and all applicants must meet the PAA Rider Participation Agreement and Waiver requirements. All registered cyclists are responsible for the logistics and costs of their own personal travel and bike shipping to and from the start and end points of their ride week. Have a look at the Pablove Across America 2011 ride schedule and sign up to join us for one, two, or all three weeks. You can also see the 8 week training schedule created just for Pablove Across America.[/dcs_p]

Have you ever moved a Piano?

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[dcs_p]Why it is essential to look for experienced piano movers?

Are you looking for affordable piano movers? Keep in mind that your piano is one of your most valuable possessions. If it is damaged while it is being moved, you may have to spend a small fortune to repair or replace it. That’s why you need to look for professional piano movers who know how to move it safely.

It is not easy to move a piano because it is very heavy and has an awkward shape. Moving can be a very stressful experience, so it may not be the best time to try to figure out how to get your piano down the stairs. If you try to move your piano yourself, you will be taking a big risk – you may damage your piano or your building. You may even injure yourself.

Your piano needs to be protected from drops, bumps, and scrapes during the move. Rapid changes in temperature can cause wood to warp, which may affect its sound, so make sure that it is not placed close to a heating duct, door, or window.

Measure your piano before you move it to make sure that it will fit in your new home. If your piano is too big to fit in your new home, you may have to make arrangements to keep it somewhere else at the last moment.

A regular moving company may not have much experience in moving pianos. It is best to make arrangements with specialist pianos movers well before moving day. An experienced two-man team will pick up and deliver your piano in an enclosed moving truck that has a soft suspension and a lift gate. [/dcs_p]

Fitz & the Tantrums "On the Rise"

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[dcs_p]Led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz & the Tantrums brew up a retro sound inspired by Motown and Stax Records. Fitzpatrick initially formed the Tantrums as a neo-soul solo project, having purchased an old church organ and found that it helped inspire his songwriting. While recording a solo EP, he recruited an old college friend, James King, to add horn arrangements to the material. The lineup grew from there, with the Tantrums eventually becoming a coed septet. Songs for a Break Up, Vol. 1 marked the group’s first release in 2009, and Fitz & the Tantrums headed to South by Southwest the following year, stirring up some industry buzz in the process. In 2010, the band returned with its sophomore effort, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, featuring the single “MoneyGrabber.” ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi

Purchase the new album “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” here: http://www.fitzandthetantrums.com/store[/dcs_p]