first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – Martinrea International Inc. says it earned a record $36.4 million in the third quarter despite modest tariff effects and foreign exchange losses.The Toronto-based auto parts manufacturer says it earned 42 cents per share for the period ended Sept. 30. That’s unchanged from the prior year when its net income was $36.2 million.Excluding one-time items, adjusted profits rose for a 16th consecutive quarter, reaching $37.2 million or 43 cents per share, below analyst expectations but up from $36.3 million or 42 cents per share a year earlier.Total sales grew 1.5 per cent to $851.1 million, from $838.5 million.Martinrea was expected to earn 45 cents per share on $856.2 million in revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.Executive chairman Rob Wildeboer said the company is pleased with the USMCA trade agreement involving Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, especially the automotive provisions that will support a continued strong North American automotive industry and supply base.“We were very well-positioned to benefit from NAFTA, and we remain very well-positioned to benefit from the USMCA,” he said in a news release.“We are also supportive of the eventual removal of the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the three member countries of the USMCA on each other, which are hurting some of our customers and suppliers, and which have a relatively modest impact on our profitability, and we will continue to advocate accordingly.”Companies in this story:(TSX:MRE)last_img read more


by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Mar 16, 2015 9:09 am MDT Mind cloning, off-the-grid chats & ambient mobile alerts lead chatter at South by Southwest United Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt gives a keynote on AI, Immortality and the Future of Selves during the SXSW Interactive Festival on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AUSTIN, Texas – As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.Top tech influencers pondered immortality and mind cloning. FireChat, an app that lets smartphone users connect via mobile chat even without a cellular connection, was another hot topic. Here’s a look at the most notable trending topics Sunday at the tech jamboree.OFF-THE-GRID MOBILE CHATNo cell service? No problem.An app called FireChat uses phone signals such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect to other users’ phones and enable chats without any network connection. The app, created by a San Francisco startup called Open Garden, debuted in 2012 and was a hit last August at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock, Nevada, where cellphone service is scarce.It links people via what it calls a “peer-to-peer mesh network,” connecting through phone signals rather than a network. The range is about 90 feet but the connection can jump from phone to phone if there’s a crowd. It’s software-only, says co-founder and CEO Micha Benoliel. Currently the app supports public group chats and hashtags; private messaging is coming.The app, which is a finalist for South by Southwest’s innovation awards, has 5 million users and has been used by tens of thousands of people in India and the Philippines at political protests. As a new startup, Benoliel says his first time at South by Southwest has been positive. “The best surprise has been going to parties and having people asking how they can use FireChat for their event,” he says.TRANSGENDER AND BEYOND IN TECHUnited Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt, who considers herself a “transhumanist,” discussed advances in “mind cloning” in a keynote Sunday. She said she believes people will one day be able to clone their cognitive functions, and detailed her biotech company’s advances in cloning organs and making the process of transferring organs from donor to recipient more efficient.Rothblatt urged everyone to question authority and noted that in other eras she might not have survived as a transgender person.“I was fortunate to be born in California and to have a president who can easily say the word transgender without tripping over it,” she said.In a separate panel, transgender tech executives discussed challenges they’ve faced in the industry. Brielle Harrison, a senior software engineer at Facebook who helped the social media site revise its gender options, talked about having a “perma smile” on her face after she came out as transgender at work.“It’s one of those things you’re generally born with, you have one choice, hide or not hide,” she said. “You realize we just need to help educate and have other people understand that we have the same desires, passions, hurt feelings and emotions that everybody else has.”NEW TRENDS IN TECHThe line to hear digital media futurist Amy Webb speak stretched around the corner at the new J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin long after the panel started.Webb, whose clients include Twitter, Time and ad agency Publicis, says she studies how and why people are wasting their time on mobile and where they are having difficulty with technology in order to predict new trends. Two areas she predicts will be big in 2015: “haptics,” which add a tactical component to notifications, and mobile ambient alerts, which could buzz to notify you without being overly intrusive.Some examples of “haptics” include the Pavlok app’s electric shock, which can punish users if they smoke or overeat, or a shirt by Australian company Foxtel called “Alert Shirt” that uses wearable technology to let soccer fans feel the body blows their favourite soccer player gets during a game. Using ambient alerts, a finance app could buzz when you are considering a purchase — a nudge to remind you “do not try to purchase something right now,” she said.TAKE A DETOURFestival goers needing a break from the hubbub of SXSW can take a trip back in time with an immersive audio tour from startup Detour that lets listeners discover Austin in 1885, “the year that broke Austin.”The tour leads users to key locations in a tale about a time when the city did not yet have electric street lights and there was a possible serial killer on the loose. The audio tour leads listeners into historic sites, stores and bars along the way. The public-radio show Radiolab created the content.“You’ll get the smell of 1885 in your nostrils, the sound of murder ballads in your ears, and —if you’re in the mood — the taste of tequila on your tongue,” according to an online description. The tour was created by San Francisco-based Detour, a startup headed by Groupon founder Andrew Mason. Detour has seven audio tours available in San Francisco and created the Austin tour to get the attention of South by Southwest attendees.“It engages all senses, it’s a new medium in storytelling,” said Ben Adair, Detour’s head of content. read more


by Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 15, 2017 9:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, clarifies rules for so-called family plans OTTAWA – Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices, Canada’s telecom regulator said Thursday as it unveiled sweeping changes to the wireless code of conduct.The new code from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also says as of Dec. 1, all newly purchased devices must be sold unlocked — one of several other changes aimed at giving people more control over their wireless services.The updated code, which originally came into effect in 2013, now stipulates:— Unsatisfied customers will be able to cancel contracts within 15 days, as long as returned devices are in near-new condition and customers haven’t used more than half of their monthly usage.— Only the wireless account holder on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.— Data caps be tied to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed on a shared plan.— Wireless service providers cannot unilaterally change the key terms of a contract with a customer for voice, text or data services.The changes come six months after the regulator heard from consumer groups who accused some cellphone companies of violating the code, either passively or actively, and called for the rules to be tightened and enforced.“The changes and clarifications we are announcing today will give Canadians additional tools to make informed choices about their wireless services and take advantage of competitive offers in the marketplace,” CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement.“While they appreciate the code, (Canadians) told us loudly and clearly that it could be more effective. We have listened to them,” said Blais, whose term at the helm of the regulatory body ends this week.Banning unlocking fees could cost the big wireless providers a cumulative $37.7 million, which is what they collected in fees for unlocking roughly 943,000 devices in 2016, according to disclosure documents provided to the CRTC.Carriers typically charge $50 to unlock a device, using the fees to discourage customers from switching service providers.Consumer rights advocates applauded the changes, predicting they will provide Canadians with greater clarity about what to expect when they sign up for wireless services.“The wireless code marked a huge step forward for consumer protections, and these updates will further prevent mistreatment of Canadian cellphone users at the hands of the big telecom companies,” said OpenMedia digital rights advocate Katy Anderson.“The changes … will go a long way to ensuring Canadians know what their rights are when it comes to cellphone plans.”Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains also welcomed the move to eliminate unlocking fees, predicting more competition and potentially lower prices for consumers as a result.“This decision will provide Canadians with more choice and make it easier for them to switch to other wireless service providers,” Bains said in a statement.Consumer groups told hearings in February that some cellphone companies were offering data and voice as optional services, despite stipulations in the code that key services be clearly spelled out in wireless contracts.The code review was launched after the CRTC received complaints from consumers about excessive cellphone data charges and wireless service cancellation fees.The changes should eliminate “cheating” by wireless providers to ensure contract holders are in control of any data overages they encounter when using their devices, says John Lawford with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.The message to service providers is “the code means what it says, so stop reading it with a squint,” said Lawford.“The spirit of the code is to save people money.”The original code effectively killed three-year phone contracts, limiting them to 24 months. But that led, in many cases, to higher monthly bills as the service providers were forced to recoup the cost of subsidized smartphones over a shorter period.Telus Corp. had suggested the CRTC allow for a three-year contract option, arguing the extended terms could reduce monthly bills by amortizing the cost of so-called zero-dollar phones over 36 months. But other service providers, including BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc., didn’t make the same argument and the regulator made no changes to that portion of the code.Some carriers also want to be able to recoup the cost of items offered free to customers as incentives to sign a contract, but the CRTC made no mention of subscriber incentives in its revisions.— Follow @tpedwell on Twitter read more


Zahir Tanin, the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), was briefing the UN Security Council on Thursday via video link, telling members that antagonism and accusations “continue to be far more prominent than efforts to return to a new phase of dialogue”.Kosovo, which has an ethnic-Albanian majority, broke away from Serbia in a bloody conflict which began in 1998, with the Security Council authorizing temporary administrative powers to the UN, in 1999. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence a decade later, backed by the United States and United Kingdom, among others. But Serbia, backed diplomatically by Russia, has never accepted the split, and Kosovo has not achieved full member status at the United Nations.Mr. Tanin, delivering his first report of the year to the Council on the state of relations, said the lack “of a unified stance” in the Kosovar capital Pristina, on how to resume talks with Belgrade, “has reached a critical point in the days since the close of the reporting period, raising concerns about the continued viability of the current Government coalition in Kosovo”.Among specific flash points, Kosovo announced a new 100 per cent tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzogovina in November last year, and Serbia has said that talks are off the table until the hike is reversed.Kosovo heightened tensions further by declaring its right to build its national Security Force, into a professional army – a move condemned by Serbia as an act of “political aggression”.Special Representative Tanin said that UNMIK was focusing on “people-to-people engagement” in Kosovo, collaborating with the UN Kosovo team, and leveraging its “limited resources” with international partners.He said important progress had been made in the work of the “Working Group on missing persons”, adding that it should be kept clear of political influence “in order to maintain the momentum on this issue, which is vital to long-term reconciliation”.“Let me underline the importance of the support by all members of this Council for the engagement between Belgrade and Pristina” he concluded, adding that “reducing tensions, enhancing mutual trust, and removing obstacles to the dialogue, are crucial to stability in the region”.You can read more from Mr. Tanin, and remarks made to the Council from both Kosovo and Serbia, here, on our UN Meetings Coverage page online. read more


first_imgAFTER SPARKING FIERCE anger over a controversial tweet that mocked AIDS victims, now-former PR executive Justine Sacco apologised for the “pain” her comments had caused.The original tweet that ignited the furor read: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”Sacco, then the communications director for the Internet company InterActive Corp (IAC), owner of popular websites Match.com, Dictionary.com, OkCupid and Vimeo, posted the remark as she boarded a flight to South Africa.Sacco had less than 200 followers, US media reported, but the message was soon forwarded to a staffer at the website BuzzFeed, who re-tweeted it and ensured the message was widely seen.“Justine Sacco should get fired…” and “Total LOSER!” were some of the milder reactions posted on Twitter, following Sacco’s tweet.Several Justine Sacco Twitter parody accounts quickly surfaced, featuring mashed-up photos, including one of Sacco being stomped on by riot police.Sacco was unable to respond for hours, as she was on the plane with no access to the Internet.In the interim, #JustineSacco and #HasJustineLandedYet began trending on Twitter, especially in the United States, Europe and South Africa.Upon landing in South Africa, Sacco deleted the message and her Twitter account with no comment.But on Sunday, she issued a statement, sending it to South African newspaper The Star and US broadcaster ABCNews, apologising.“Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologise to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet,” she wrote. For being insensitive to (the AIDS) crisis — which does not discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation, but which terrifies us all uniformly — and to the millions of people living with the virus, I am ashamed.“This is my father’s country, and I was born here. I cherish my ties to South Africa and my frequent visits, but I am in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain to so many people here; my family, friends and fellow South Africans. I am very sorry for the pain I caused,” she said.After the controversy erupted, Sacco’s employer issued a statement announcing that they had “parted ways” with her.Sacco’s “offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC,” the company said, adding it takes “this issue very seriously”.IAC added a word of defence for its former employee, saying it hopes “time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core”.Not everyone joined in the kick-her-when-she’s-down response.“What happen to Justine Sacco last night could only be enjoyed by those diseased by their own self-righteousness,” read one Twitter message.“Sticks and stones may break bones, but words on Twitter will always hurt you,” read another cautionary tweet.(C) AFP, 2013Ronan Keating and girlfriend Storm have a joint Twitter accountlast_img read more


first_img Short URL © – AFP 2018 Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 11:10 AM “She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species,” said primate supervisor Holly Thompson.“Apart from being the oldest member of our colony, she was also the founding member of our world-renowned breeding programme and leaves an incredible legacy.“Her genetics count for just under 10% of the global zoological population.”Puan had 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in the United States, Europe, Australasia and the jungles of Sumatra. Her great-grandson Nyaru was the latest individual to be released into the wild.Born in 1956, she was noted by the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild.Thompson said she was an aloof and independent individual.“You always knew where you stood with Puan, and she would actually stamp her foot if she was dissatisfied with something you did.”She leaves two daughters at the zoo, along with four grandchildren and a great-grandson. 11,245 Views Jun 19th 2018, 11:10 AM 11 Comments By AFP This is the last photo of Puan, taken by her keeper, Martina Hart. Read her moving tribute farewelling the world’s oldest Sumatran Orangutan! https://t.co/KCjrvCs4wp 💕 pic.twitter.com/vJd0dWDp5k— Perth Zoo (@PerthZoo) June 19, 2018 Yesterday the Zoo family farewelled Puan, the oldest orangutan in the world, due to age related complications. Rest in peace Puan, may you climb happily in the jungles of the sky. https://t.co/C4vQwSA8AlMusic by https://t.co/9EoIadZyGb pic.twitter.com/y0c9GTqb1I— Perth Zoo (@PerthZoo) June 19, 2018 Share24 Tweet Email1 THE WORLD’S OLDEST Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, a zoo in Australia said today.Puan -Indonesian for “lady”- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. Source: Perth Zoo/Twitter Source: Perth Zoo/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/4078600 World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 Born in 1956, she was noted by the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


first_imgAntirides : les moins chers seraient les plus efficacesFrance – La revue 60 millions de consommateurs vient de révéler une étude démontrant la supériorité des soins antirides les moins onéreux.Dans son numéro de septembre, le magazine 60 millions de consommateurs publie les résultats d’une étude qui devrait réjouir plus d’une utilisatrice de crème anti-âge. Menée en collaboration avec 200 femmes âgées de 40 à 65 ans, ce test a duré 28 jours. Durant cette période, les participantes ont essayé chacune un produit antirides, sans connaître son nom ni sa marque. Elles ont ensuite répondu à un questionnaire de satisfaction en notant les résultats obtenus.À lire aussiTraitement anti-ride : Des cellules souches pour effacer les rides ?Bilan : ce sont les deux crèmes les moins chères qui arrivent en tête du classement des consommatrices. En première position, la crème Soin Antirides à 5 euros de la marque “Les Cosmétiques” de Carrefour. Juste derrière se trouve le soin “Revitalistvisage” à 10€50 de L’Oréal Paris. Sur la troisième marche, une marque de luxe, Dior avec son Capture à 85,50 euros.Ces résultats montrent que s’il faut, comme le veut la formule consacrée, “souffrir pour être belle”, il n’est en revanche pas nécessaire de se ruiner. Le 27 août 2010 à 10:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgDonny Ehlenfeldt, a  resident from Byron, Minnesota, captured a video of the animals struggling to move through a turbulent current on Friday morning. The video, which was shared on Facebook, has received more than 130,000 views and 1,000 shares so far.“These are cows floating down the river,” Ehlenfeldt said in the video. “Poor cattle.”The owner of the 57 cows swept away in flooding this morning says some have been located. Im told the group of cows in the first picture helped rescue that little calf, before making their way back to land. #FloodingInMN pic.twitter.com/doZYYjakFg— Alexandra Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) June 28, 2019Mike Bromberg, Olmsted County director of emergency management capt., told Fox 9 News that some of the cows were spotted on a riverbank one or two miles away from the original flooding area. According to Eustice, 27 of his cattle are still missing following the incident.More on Geek.com:Man’s Hand, Foot Discovered in Florida Alligator’s StomachSwarm of Mayflies Invades Ohio, Shows Up on Weather RadarMichigan Resident’s Pet Alligator Escapes Home, Gets Struck By Car Stay on target Over 50 cows were swept away during a flash flood in Minnesota and a shocking video of the incident shows the massive herd moving downstream at fast speeds.Early Friday morning, Bob Eustice, a farmer who lives near the Zumbro River in Minnesota, said his cattle were swept away by an overflowing creek, Fox 9 News reported. According to officials, heavy rains that hit the area overnight most likely caused water levels to increase in the pastures where the cows were eating, Fox News noted.center_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more


first_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to report Enzo Amore goes sneaker shoppingComplex passed along the following talking with Enzo Amore.Watch Enzo Amore Go Sneaker ShoppingFor the latest episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping, WWE superstar Enzo Amore joins Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in New York City. Since signing to the WWE in 2012, Amore has climbed the ranks from the NXT developmental system to the RAW roster. In addition to his wrestling achievements, Amore has gained popularity for his flashy persona, wild sneaker choices, and signature catchphrases.At Stadium Goods, Amore makes his entrance in true WWE fashion, dancing and shouting as he walks in. During the episode, he talks about how breaking his leg in wrestling boots inspired him to switch to only wearing sneakers in the ring. Later, he talks about looking up to Shane McMahon and Michael Jordan when he was growing up, and how he isn’t afraid to wear sneakers worth tens of thousands of dollars during matches. In the end, Amore spends over $2,600 on three rare sneakers while hunting for a pair for WrestleMania this Sunday.On wanting to wear $12,000 Nike Mags in the ring:“It’s going to happen. I will own it, and I will absolutely wear it in a wrestling match.”On Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy II “Red Octobers:“If I buy this shoe, guaranteed I’m wearing it in the ring. I love the thought of turning the sneaker world on its head wearing a pair of ‘Red Octobers’ in the ring. You know, that canvas ruins every pair of shoes you wear.”On why he switched from wrestling boots to sneakers:“I broke my leg wrestling. After that day, I swore I’d never wear wrestling boots again cause I snapped [my leg] in wrestling boots.”On the idea of him getting a signature sneaker:“I don’t think it’s will it happen, it’s when it’s going to happen. If I ever get an opportunity to make a sneaker, I want to be hands on deck with it.”On how Shane McMahon inspired him to wrestle in Air Jordans:“He was one of the influences in my career as far as the Js went, but I’m catching up to him. I’m catching up to him quick.”On not being able to get a pair of Air Jordans when he was a growing up:“When I was a kid growing up, Jordan was the man. I wanted a pair of Js. I remember playing a AAU basketball, everybody was showing up in fresh sneakers. I was like, ‘Pops, I want a pair of Jordans and he was like, ‘You’re crazy.’”Alexa Bliss talks WrestleMania 33Brian Fritz of Sportingnews.com is featuring an interview with current WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss where she talks about WrestleMania 33 this Sunday in Orlando and if she has any nerves yet about the biggest show of the year.“It has and it hasn’t. It’s one of those things — I’m super excited to go to WrestleMania, especially as SmackDown women’s champion. It’s the epitome of what’s everyone wants to accomplish in their career, but I feel like it’s really gonna hit me when I’m at Mania backstage before going out on the stage. I think that’s when it’s going to hit me. That’s normally when the nerves kick in and the excitement kicks in and I think that’s when it’s going to hit me.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipAlexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At EvolutionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Alexa Bliss Will Be In The Royal Rumble Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bellacenter_img International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Twitter Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured WhatsApp Trish Stratus Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolutionlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Sept 2015 – Students at Oseta Jolly Primary school are thankful to RBC and AND Construction for a refurbishment project which has led to a new feel in the infant playground. Principal, Rachel Handfield explained that a clean-up campaign by RBC at the school was how money was raised to purchase playground equipment for the development of 108 four and five year olds. AND Construction installed the equipment, donating also materials for the job. Both companies and the Education Department, in Sarah Kennedy were on site for the handover this week.Cabinet determined that soon the Turks and Caicos will be plastic bag and Styrofoam free. A decision made in the meeting held this week and chaired by Governor Peter Beckingham takes the country another step closer to the eradication of plastics and foam; both are considered damaging to the environment. Recommended for you More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Roll Out of EZ Pay in TCI today Related Items:ANd construction, governor peter beckingham, osetta jolly high school, playground, rachel handfield, rbc, royal bank of canadalast_img read more


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 3, 2017 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration will introduce a number of “ambitious social intervention and training programmes” to help transform the prospects and lives of those in gangs or those minded to criminal behaviour even as it remains tough on crime.“Those who are open to being helped will be helped. But those who decide on a life of crime, and who seek to do violence, will feel the full weight of the law,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Monday (October 30).“We must use every measure possible to reduce crime and to restore a more peaceful way of life for our people.”Delivering the keynote address at the Handover Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police at Police Headquarters, East Street, Prime Minister Minnis said the fight against crime and corruption must be comprehensive and vigorous.Prime Minister Minnis said the “great challenge of criminal violence” facing The Bahamas is rooted in “a sad and sordid history.” The Prime Minister said his Administration will work towards restoring the productive values of Bahamian culture.“I intend to lead the fight by ensuring there is honesty in government; that there is fairness in contracting and that the corrupt are no longer able to use power to protect themselves from the law.“I do not accept that any group of Bahamians should have special protection.  We are a nation of laws. All Bahamians should follow those laws or face the consequences of their transgressions. We must fight crime and corruption at every level.   This includes criminal violence and those who would abuse their high office and engage in corrupt practices,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS)last_img read more


first_imgMaruti’s much-anticipated Celerio model is all set to hit Indian roads on 6 February. Dealers across the country have begun accepting bookings for the small car.The Celerio, which is flaunted as a replacement for the company’s slow-moving A-Star and Zen Estilo models, will be the first vehicle in India to come with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The AMT technology, derived from the renowned Formula One motorsport championship, will allow drivers to change manual gears without clutch. This technology will be dubbed EZ drive.The car, which is expected to be priced aggressively in the sub-continent market, will be offered in six trims – four with manual transmission and two with AMT EZ Drive clutchless transmission. The Celerio will pack a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm. The company claims that the Celerio will give a fuel efficiency of 23.1 km per litre. Additionally, the Celerio will feature steering mounted controls, alloy wheels and Bluetooth connectivity.Although the demand for automatic cars is high in India, sales of such models have been affected by high costs. Reports suggest that Maruti’s new model is likely to bridge that gap in the country. According to an Auto Car India report, the manual versions of Celerio is likely to be priced ₹3.9 lakh onwards and the automatic version is likely to fall in the sub-₹5 lakh range, which would make it the cheapest automatic offering in the country.”We thought if we could address these issues, we will be addressing a good segment of consumers who are looking for automatic transmission in mass segment,” said Maruti Suzuki India Chief Operating Officer (Marketing and Sales) Mayank Pareek, reported PTI.Auto enthusiasts have anticipating the launch of Maruit Celerio since its appearance as a wind concept car, YL7, at the Thailand International Motor Show in November. The vehicle will be pitted against Hyundai’s Grandi10 and Honda’s Brio. The Celerio will see its market launch at the Auto Expo 2014 and prices will be annocuned at the launch.last_img read more


first_imgReuters The logo of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru, India, April 22, 2015.ReutersTo edge out its competitors in the e-commerce market, Flipkart has disbursed the employees stock ownership plan (ESOP) worth $100 million among top performers and senior management. The move is aimed at retaining the best employees at a time when Reliance is planning big to venture into the e-commerce space and other startups are already making their presence felt.The ESOP disbursal follows the trend that was started last year when Walmart acquired the e-commerce firm and acquired $800 million from its ESOP pool, giving liquidity to top-brass employees in what was touted as the biggest employee share buyback programme. Flipkart employees could own 50 per cent of the shares allotted to them in the first year and liquidate 25 per cent in the second and third year each.ESOP disbursal took place during the company’s annual assessment programme, which concluded last month, the Economic Times reported. Employees have been allotted 25 per cent of their stock vest after a year following which monthly vesting will continue for three years. The vesting period is the time between the allotment of shares in ESOP and full ownership of the stock by the employee.”The grants have been given out to people who have been either promoted or are high performers. The company is also using it selectively as a retention tool for critical talent amid all the reorganisation that has come about in the past year,” sources privy to the development told ET.As Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance group takes steps to venture into the e-commerce space and in the wake of competition from existent startups, Flipkart’s decision of disbursing ESOP is seen to consolidate its headcount in the online business ecosystem.”Today, Flipkart is competing with the likes of Swiggy and Oyo, which are looking for talent which has seen businesses scale. Therefore, there is an increasing need for Flipkart to retain employees,” said Kamal Karanth, Xpheno co-founder.The lengthy time period of four years under which the Flipkart employees can liquidate their allotted shares gives the company an opportunity to retain its top performers. At the same time, they cannot cash out these stocks as only 5 per cent of the wealth generated through ESOP stocks can be liquidated.last_img read more


first_imgJatiya Sangsad. File PhotoThe Parliament Secretariat Commission on Thursday approved a Tk 3.28 billion budget for parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the next fiscal year (2019-20).The approval was given at the 30th meeting of the commission held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.The budget is 9.71 per cent higher than that of the outgoing fiscal year of 2018-19, said a parliament secretariat handout.The meeting also approved the estimated budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and cleared the revised budget of the outgoing financial year (2018-19).Commission members prime minister Sheikh Hasina, deputy opposition leader Raushon Ershad on behalf of opposition leader of the House HM Ershad, finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq attend the meeting.Chief whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury attended the meeting on special invitation.In the beginning of the meeting, it discussed the implementation progress of the decisions taken at the 29th commission meeting.The commission recommended strengthening security for the Parliament Bhaban and its repairing and renovation.last_img read more


first_imgSony has overhauled its PS3 virtual world and promotional platform, PlayStation Home, and the new service is greatly expanded to include a variety of free games that players may actually care about. The new space is a large environment with areas themed after the action, adventure, sports and casual genres, with each hosting its own free-to-play game. There will also be two sales points: one for Sony’s video content, and the other for game DLC.Players will be dropped into the Hub, a home area that shows an introductory Activity Board and digital storefronts. The Activity Board will include a “robust questing and events system,” and while that isn’t described in further detail it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine light gamification coming into play.From there, players can navigate the 3D space to go to one of several Districts, each one centered on a theme and offering free-to-play games and demo sections of new retail releases. The Action District, for example, will consistently feature shooter and horror games. At launch, this area will feature playable segments of Killzone 3 and Dead Island, within Home, in a feature Sony’s calling Total Game Integration. Playing here will unlock additional content in the actual retail games. Also living in the Action District will be Bootleggers ’29, a free-to-play, team-based, Prohibition-themed first-person shooter.Bootleggers ’29Next, the Adventure District is a similar area for a slightly different set of titles: namely, Uncharted 3. The area will provide a “partial recreation of the Yemen level” from the game’s multiplayer beta, and will allow players to take cover and shoot each other using their Home avatars. Of course, unlocks for the full retail game are a given.Pier Park is the next District, which centers on carnival, puzzle, outdoor and arcade games. Players can ride a 3D Ferris wheel or play RC Rally, a remote-control car racing game featuring customized cars and stunts.It wouldn’t be an official Sony release without a way to sell you some stuff, so Home includes the Home Theater – a video-screening room showing episodes of Sony’s own shows Pulse and Qore as well as trailers and other promo material already found on Sony’s own PlayStation Blog. Also available is a Community Theater showing user-generated thrills and spills. If that weren’t enough, you can directly hand over your dollars to the Home Mall, a DLC shop for Home itself with additional avatar costumes and content for the free games.Lastly, the Sportswalk shows major league sports scores and headlines. Also here are a free Texas Hold ‘Em poker game and a sports trivia game.PlayStation Home Hold ‘EmOne more game, Cogs, can be found back at the start in the Hub. It’s a 3D version of an already-released “Steampunk puzzle game” based on moving tiles and spinning gears.A video trailer provides a more 3D introduction to the new service, and at just over one minute, it’s a quick watch. The trailer closes with the core of Sony’s new promise for Home: “All you have to do is play.”The redesigned PlayStation Home will be available for download on Thursday.Read more at Sony’s official Playstation BlogBlake’s OpinionSony may have finally nailed it with Home. For years, the utility has been a lame Second Life knock-off that’s served as a shameless point of sale for all things Sony. We can finally say goodbye to that space.This appears to be what it should have been all along: a virtual world compelling enough to bring in players on its own merit. Releasing several free games, across genre lines, likely assures that gamers of all stripes will be encouraged to at least check it out once. If it turns out to be most popular among action gamers, or casual gamers, Sony can modify Home later to cater better to that market.This isn’t to say that Sony has given up on the profit motive. A little reading between the lines of Sony’s blog post makes it look pretty clear that the Home Mall will sell enhancements to all these new free-to-play games. Could Home be Sony’s way of dipping its feet in the free-to-play market?What’s more, those free segments of Uncharted and Killzone are designed to drive sales of retail games, but at least it’s done in a refreshingly interesting way. If it takes less effort, storage space or time than a demo download, it’s a win for modern gamers.last_img read more


first_imgRelish an authentic dining experience with Sichuan, Cantonese and the mystical cuisine of Yunnan in the inviting and expansive interiors of Shang Palace – a 47-year old legacy, the 39th Shang Palace in the world and the most celebrated Chinese speciality restaurant at Shangri-La’s, Eros Hotel, New Delhi. The restaurant is introducing an all-new menu for its customers for lunch and dinner. The timings for lunch service are 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm and the dinner is served from 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe three speciality chefs at Shang Palace – Chef Ye Haijun, a dim sum culinary master, Chef Kong Fanyi, an expert of Chinese barbeque and Chef Fulei, a proficient wok chef – have put together an innovative culinary line-up of authentic delicacies to further elevate your dining experience. Chef Ye Haijun’s dim sum selection includes unique flavours like ‘sizzling water chestnut’ and ‘mushroom xo dumpling’, ‘lamb potsticker’, ‘crusty baked barbecue Iberico pork bun’, and much more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveServing hot and tasty barbeque to the guests, Chef Kong Fanyi’s kitchen offer signature dishes like ‘crispy roasted duck with beluga caviar’, ‘honey glazed barbeque Iberico pork’, and ‘Shang palace roasted pipa chicken’, to name a few. Lastly, Chef Fulei’s star wok creations include delicious dishes like ‘stir fried tenderloin with ceps mushroom and black pepper’, ‘stir fried mixed mushrooms’, ‘signature sizzling lobster mapo tofu’, among others. The restaurant also offers three private dining rooms and a beautiful alfresco area. The food is made with the freshest locally available ingredients and authentic ingredients sourced from China and then presented in a sophisticated and contemporary style.last_img read more


first_img Posted by Tags: Vancouver International Airport, YVR Share Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received the prestigious CAPA Centre for Aviation’s Airport of the Year Award at the Aviation Awards for Excellence last month. This award is given to the airport that has been a strategic leader and has done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry globally.“YVR being recognized as global airport of the year shows the strength of the Canadian airport system, which enables innovation and the pursuit of excellence in sustainability, governance and overall airport operations,” said Mary Jordan, Chair of YVR’s Board of Directors. “I’m so proud of the team that achieved this honour.”CAPA Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services. The Airport of the Year award has previously been awarded to major global hubs with a strong international reputation of excellence, including Singapore Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Beijing Capital International Airport.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerYVR is the first airport in North America to receive the award. It has achieved a 91% customer satisfaction rating for three years in a row, and has seen strong passenger and airline growth in 2016. Over the past year, YVR has welcomed 18 new services, 11 new destinations and two new airlines – Xiamen Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.The airport welcomed a record 20.3 million passengers in 2015 and expects to surpass 22 million by year’s end.center_img Monday, October 31, 2016 YVR named ‘Airport of the Year’ by CAPA Centre for Aviation << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more


first_imgIn this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) lines up against the Chicago Bears during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) The Cardinals hope he can shore up an offensive line that dealt with several lineup changes due to injury last season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals have exercised the 2019 fifth-year option on offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.He will make $9,625,000 next season.Humphries was drafted No. 24 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft and was inactive the entire season behind Earl Watford and Bobbie Massie. He started 13 games for the Cardinals in 2016.In 2017, Humphries sprained his MCL in Week 1 and missed the next four games. He excelled after returning, becoming Pro Football Focus’ fifth-best run blocking offensive tackle, but dislocated a kneecap and hurt the same MCL, which forced him to miss the rest of the season. 1 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more


first_imgThe café provided the main dishes of the meal, which included 4 turkeys, cornbread stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy. We were lucky to have Melanie Husband agree to cook, this marking her fifth year of preparing the main dishes. Although Melanie cooked the turkeys, one tradition that has held through the years is for Tomiaki Tamura to carve the turkey. November 30, 2015It was a time for celebrating at Arcosanti, as residents, alumni, family and visitors gathered for Thanksgiving. Every year the café hosts a warm and cozy space filled with laughter, cheer and lots of food.[all photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Hildemar Cruz] To keep true to the spirit of giving the attendees provided the rest of the fixings, which included hearty family recipes and dishes from all over the world to satisfy all types of dietary needs. The abundance of food was so great; we even had a table just for desserts! Old friends reunited and each table had a great mix of new comers and old timers.Graciously, one of the most timeless traditions in Arcosanti’s Thanksgiving meals is the toast of gratitude at the end.last_img read more


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