NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, Others Drop Booking Agent After Sexual Harassment Accusations Surface

Noble Horvath

Yesterday, prominent metal booking agent John Finberg of First Row Talent was accused by multiple women of various degrees of sexual harassment. Today, two of the artists that he was affiliated with have officially parted ways with him, Nightwish and Battle Beast. Update: Shortly after publishing this story, we were made aware of more artists dropping Fiberg including Amorphis, Delain, and Swallow the Sun. Their statements below.

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Finberg’s accusers all have relatively similar stories. He would act aggressive with them, feed them alcohol at shows, make wild promises about how their bands could open for Nightwish, and when the women rejected him, he would offer non-stop abuse via text messaging, and one woman even claimed he tried to call her job and tell them that they are working with a terrible person. Beyond the abuse, MetalSucks’ expose also highlighted various shady business

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‘Accidental’ travel agent Beverly Lindsay holding on to ‘unbreakable’ Diamond Travel ‘by a thread’

Noble Horvath

Beverley Lindsay from Diamond Travel in Edgbaston

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She’s the “accidental” travel agent who knows more than most about the circle of life.

Because for more than 30 years Beverly Lindsay’s Birmingham firm has been helping families return to the Caribbean for births, marriages and deaths – among a string of other reasons.

And she knows a fair bit, too, about the longing for home experienced by those flying back to the sun from the city’s often-chilly climes.

Beverly arrived in Birmingham from Jamaica as a teenager in the 1960s.

She was a single mum-of-two before she turned 20 and lost a child to suicide – but these adversities have only propelled her forward.

She started Diamond Travel on a whim in the 1980s as she needed office space to continue her other part-time work.

Three decades later, the company has become a lifeline for many

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Agent Scott McGarvey reveals all about his role in the Sam Allardyce scandal

Noble Horvath

  • Four years ago Sam Allardyce left his job as England manager after just 67 days
  • Allardyce used his position to negotiate £400,000 deal with businessmen
  • He was also filmed offering advice on how to bend FA transfer rules
  • In his forthcoming book, Scott McGarvey reveals all about his role in the affair 

Four years ago Sam Allardyce’s tenure as England manager came to a swift end after just 67 days and one match in charge.

It was the shortest tenure of any permanent England manager, after he was the target of an embarrassing Daily Telegraph sting that cost him his job.

He was condemned by the FA for ‘inappropriate’ conduct and a ‘serious error of judgment’ after he used his job to negotiate a £400,000 deal with undercover reporters, posing as businessmen, and offered them advice on how to get around transfer rules.

Scott McGarvey was the agent with Allardyce

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‘Accidental’ travel agent Beverley Lindsay holding on to ‘unbreakable’ Diamond Travel ‘by a thread’

Noble Horvath

She’s the “accidental” travel agent who knows more than most about the circle of life.

Because for more than 30 years Beverley Lindsay’s Birmingham firm has been helping families return to the Caribbean for births, marriages and deaths – among a string of other reasons.

And she knows a fair bit, too, about the longing for home experienced by those flying back to the sun from the city’s often-chilly climes.

Beverley arrived in Birmingham from Jamaica as a teenager in the 1960s.

She was a single mum-of-two before she turned 20 and lost a child to suicide – but these adversities have only propelled her forward.

She started Diamond Travel on a whim in the 1980s as she needed office space to continue her other part-time work.

Three decades later, the company has become a lifeline for many families crippled by the huge costs of travelling to the Caribbean.

For

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Flights: Travel agent launches campaign to stop customers being denied airline refunds | Travel News | Travel

Noble Horvath

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, thousands of Britons’ holidays abroad were cancelled as travel restrictions were introduced. Customers are legally meant to receive refunds for cancelled package holidays and flights within 14 days. Unfortunately, due to such high demand, some customers did not receive their money for months.

“The Civil Aviation Authority needs to be much stricter and look at ways to ensure travellers are not at the mercy of the airlines. We have found it very frustrating and can understand why travellers are so angry.”

Before the pandemic began, TravelUp processed over 1,000 bookings per day and handled 2,500 enquires.

However, this soon changed when flights were grounded and holidays were cancelled.

At one point TravelUp experienced more refund requests per hour than they previously had in one month.

Craig Ashford, Director of Marketing and Communications at TravelUp told Express.co.uk: “We’re trying to push

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Kenny Moore II discusses his experiences as a former undrafted free agent on the Jim Rome Show

Noble Horvath

Not all NFL journeys start the same. Some of them start without the pomp and circumstance of getting drafted. Most of those players don’t even make the team that bring them into training camp. Careers with that type of beginning often have a quick and uneventful end.



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Every once in awhile, a player capitalizes on limited opportunities and claws their way to an NFL career. One out or two out of this small group turn into stars.

For Kenny Moore II, this was his beginning. Passed on by 32 NFL teams for seven rounds in the 2017 NFL Draft. Waived by the New England Patriots after working hard in training camp to make a name for himself. Signed by the Indianapolis Colts and buried deep on the depth chart with little reason to feel confident he would get a long look on defense.

As

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Former Ritchie extension agent sentenced for stealing money

Noble Horvath

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — A former WVU extension agent in Ritchie County will spend the next seven years on probation after stealing thousands of dollars associated with her job.

Stephanie Deem, 39, of Harrisville, was sentenced Tuesday by Ritchie County Circuit Judge Tim Sweeney following a June guilty plea to a prosecutor’s information on charges of conducting fraudulent schemes.Sweeney sentenced Deem to 1-10 in prison but suspended the jail term in favor of probation. She will have to spend 30 days in jail.

The investigation, which was led by the state State Auditor’s Public Integrity & Fraud Unit, showed Deem sought and obtained travel and expense reimbursement 57 times from the Ritchie County Commission, Ritchie County Board of Education and the Ritchie County 4-H. She would double and triple bill for expenses.

Two pastors from Deem’s church and her husband testified on her behalf Tuesday. Deem made a tearful apology during

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So you want to be a travel agent? Travel Institute says there’s interest: Travel Weekly

Noble Horvath

It might seem counterintuitive, but even as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, the Travel Institute continues to see interest from people looking to become travel advisors.

Anecdotally, the Institute said it has received more inquiries via the phone and social media from individuals looking to transition to a career as an agent. Website traffic to the page featuring the Institute’s TripKit course, which includes textbooks, workbooks and other tools for new advisors, is up 9.1% year to date. And registration for the Institute’s “new to the industry” webinars has remained strong, with a slight increase in registrations this year compared to last.

“While travel has been on hold for many, interest in a travel career is most definitely not,” Patty Noonan, director of sales for the Travel Institute, said in a statement.

“I am getting inquiries from all walks and stages of life — yoga instructors, teachers, chefs, real estate

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Eight in 10 ‘will book with an agent in future’

Noble Horvath

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020

Traditional travel agent services are increasing in demand because problem associated with the Covid pandemic has put many off booking online, a new survey claims.

A poll among 1,000 existing customers from the Personal Travel Agents at Co-operative Travel found 79% would be more inclined to book with a travel agent in the future.

Of those customers who, pre-Covid, would have booked travel themselves online, 58% would switch to booking with a travel agent going forward, it found.

According to the poll, which was conducted between 4-11 September 2020, 85% of customers missed out on a holiday in 2020 because of Covid 19, generating a significant degree of pent-up demand.

When asked about their travel plans for the coming year, 73% said they will be taking a holiday abroad. Almost a quarter (22%) will do so even if they have to quarantine, while 51%

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Travel agent got 950 people home during pandemic

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A leading corporate travel agent who helped hundreds of people return to Ireland in the early stages of the pandemic has been thanked for her efforts in a letter from Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

Eimer Hannon of Hannon Travel has a range of corporate clients, with a focus on the aircraft-leasing sector. One of her clients contacted her earlier this year to say the Department of Foreign Affairs was having difficulty bringing people home and she agreed to help.

“Embassies connected in with us from abroad, they put their stranded passengers in touch, we negotiated with Qatar Airline and we got chunks of seats on flights. And we set up a call centre and payment methods and got people home.” In total, Hannon Travel got 950 people back to Ireland.

Hannon had 26 staff before the pandemic and although this has fallen to seven she says there are some

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