YYCs International Terminal opened one year ago

first_imgIt’s been one year since Calgary’s airport opened a new international terminal.In the last 12 months, YYC has welcomed 21,000 flights, 3.7 million pieces of baggage, and 4.8 million passengers.“I think early on we received feedback and we worked on that and we actioned it,” Dean Paddock, Director of Communications said, acknowledging there has been a bit of turbulence.A common complaint is getting around on time due to the size of the space.“There didn’t seem to be enough places to eat, places to get coffee, that has improved, but it is problematic, if you’re having to connect from a domestic flight because it is so spread out,” one passenger tells CityNews.Paddock said they’ve been working at it.“We have a really unique to Canada solution, which is a Canadian-built, custom designed electric vehicle. These shuttles move our passengers through our connections corridor at a rate of about 3,500 people per day,” he said.“We worked with airlines and we received customer feedback to ensure that our link shuttles are moving at the proper pace when flights are arriving and when flights are departing to ensure that our wait times are actually very low.”Paddock said the airport is very pleased with new routes added on WestJet and Air Canada, and the addition of two new airlines to the terminal: Aeromexico, and Hainan Airlines.last_img read more

Tim Hortons franchisees say company wont meet with them to mend relations

first_imgTORONTO – A coalition of rebellious Tim Hortons franchisees is accusing the fast-food giant’s parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. of trying to sideline the group by refusing to recognize it and stonewalling efforts to meet and mend their relationship.In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, the Great White North Franchisee Association told its members it has sent emails to Tim Hortons President Alex Macedo requesting a meeting, but has found Macedo has “no interest” in sitting down with them. GWNFA’s letter said its attempts to meet and work together have also been rebuffed by the company’s advisory board, which is elected by secret ballot and meant to represent all Tim Hortons franchisees.On Thursday, GWNFA spokesperson Patti Jameson said the company has so far only been open to meeting with association president David Hughes as an individual restaurant owner and not as a leader of the organization.“We are very disappointed and surprised,” she said. “We continue to have well over 50 per cent of franchisees as part of the association and yet they still seem to want to exclude one half of the chain by refusing to recognize the association and we find that very disappointing and perturbing.”Tim Hortons’ chief corporate officer Duncan Fulton told The Canadian Press that GWNFA’s claims are “false” and “disappointing” and said that Macedo and Hughes spoke on the phone recently for 45 minutes — a call that Jameson also confirmed but refused to share details about.“Mr. Macedo offered to clear his entire afternoon to give Mr. Hughes, as a restaurant owner, as much time to raise any issues that he wanted and Mr. Hughes declined to raise any issues at that time,” said Fulton.“Every effort continues to be made by the company and certainly by the advisory board to take any issues raised by owners, so the suggestion that that is not happening is categorically and completely untrue.”Tensions have been flaring between Tim Hortons and GWNFA for months.The two sides have sparred publicly over everything from alleged misuse of a national advertising fund to cuts to employee benefits after Ontario’s minimum wage hike, but their spats had quieted after Macedo vowed to improve relations back in May and criss-crossed the country to meet with franchisees in a bid to regain their trust.Macedo also rolled out all-day breakfast, announced 1,500 Tim Hortons locations will open in China and teased that a kids menu and delivery and loyalty programs are coming soon.GWNFA remained quiet through most of Macedo’s announcements, even abandoning a protest it had planned for the company’s Oakville, Ont., headquarters over the treatment of Mark Kuziora, a franchisee who was previously involved in a class-action lawsuit against RBI and has alleged that the company told him it would deny the renewal of his licence for one of his two Toronto locations when the licence expires on Aug. 31.Jameson would not say if the company would be changing its approach to dealing with Tim Hortons or the advisory board, which she said has a “minority” of GWNFA members who haven’t publicly shared their allegiance.GWNFA’s missive says, “we have no choice but to accept the reality that the advisory board and RBI have no interest in working with GWNFA.”The letter claims a “small group of influential” board members agreed to a discussion with the association after at least two GWNFA members reached out, but the meeting was “derailed at the 12th hour.” The letter did not say why the meeting did not take place.Advisory board representative Lou Gossner said he wasn’t aware of why it did not happen, but he “didn’t think it was any big deal at all.”He said board members have always been opening to meet with GWNFA franchisees, but that the association refuses to disclose what their issues are, so “that is where the conversation always ends.”“It doesn’t seem like their goal is to resolve franchisee issues. It is more about the association itself,” he said.“It is really difficult to know why they don’t want to bring issues to the advisory board in the same way every other franchisee does.”GWNFA’s letter also contains a copy of a note Hughes allegedly emailed Macedo asking for a one-hour meeting “so we can meet and hopefully agree on enough issues so we can rebuild this iconic brand together.”GWNFA’s letter also said the association is “not at liberty” to share Macedo or Hughes’ messages, but said “the net result is that (Macedo) has no interest in meeting with (Hughes) as a member of the Association.”The letter ends with a few lines saying “all of these efforts to sit down and find a way forward remain on the table” and teases “stay tuned — there is more to come!”(Companies in this story: TSX:QSR)last_img read more

Grains, livestock mixed

Wheat for May lost 2.5 cents at 4.6525 a bushel; May corn was down 2.5 cents at 3.6000 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.8750 a bushel; while May soybeans dropped .25 cents at $8.9875 a bushel.Beef mixed, pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr. live cattle was down .25 cents at $1.2580 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle rose .57 cent at $1.4672 a pound; while Apr. lean hogs lost .42 cent at $.7860 a pound.The Associated Press

General Assembly President stresses role of UN in problem solving

13 February 2012The President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser today underlined the United Nations’ central role in building world peace through dialogue and consensus by bringing countries together to find common solutions for problems that face humanity. “The United Nations may, at times, appear to be considering issues that seem unrelated to our daily lives,” said Mr. Al-Nasser in a lecture at New York University (NYU) on the theme of ‘The United Nations General Assembly and the Business of Universality.’“In fact, we are tackling those matters that define the lives of all of us. More often than not, the UN is at the forefront of developing a vision for the future,” he said.He gave the example of the gathering of world leaders at the General Assembly in September to deliberate on the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) epidemic – heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes.“We agreed to act. The international community committed itself to develop national capacities for addressing NCDs, and to strengthen national NCDs policies and plans,” said Mr. Al-Nasser.“There is power in these collective commitments. They offer support to governments in developing policies. They also create space for sharing ideas and best practices.”He also made reference to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), a commitment made by world leaders at the UN World Summit in 2005 for States to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.The commitment also obligates the international community, through the UN, to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other peaceful means, to help protect populations from mass atrocity.“We have just seen in Libya the critical role of R2P,” said Mr. Al-Nassir. “We have seen the Security Council’s timely and resolute response in the face of an imminent threat of mass atrocities. And we have seen the UN’s central role as a moral authority.”He pointed out that while it would be intellectually and morally dishonest to pretend that the ideals of the UN Charter and of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been fully realized, the two documents offer the world a chance to achieve shared values.He praised NYU’s role in promoting international education, exposing humanity to different cultures and ways of life.In an apparent response to the often heard criticism that the UN appears slow in its actions, Mr. Al-Nasser reminded his audience of the General Assembly mission to seek the consensus of the 193 Member States.“Because universality is not a given. 193 countries implies 193 governments. 193 national economies. And how many cultures! And how many historical experiences! And how many national interests! Yet, this is our business everyday,” he said. read more

Sports Minister urges not to make cricket a political issue

Asked who is responsible for the Sri Lankan team losing the recent games, Jayasekera said that the captain on the field is responsible. (Colombo Gazette) The Minister said that no one can expect the team to win every game and losing a few games is very much part of cricket. Jayasekera was responding to a question raised in Parliament today. Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera urged politicians not to make the cricket issue in Sri Lanka a political issue.He said that while Sri Lanka lost the recent series in Colombo featuring Bangladesh and India, the Sri Lankans had also won some games earlier. read more

Still long way to go in reaching Millennium goals UN adviser says

The remarks by Michael Doyle, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals, came at a press briefing on the Secretary-General’s recent report tracking the international community’s record in implementing those targets, which were adopted at the 2000 Millennium Summit held at UN Headquarters in New York.The analysis, the first of 13 annual reports to the UN General Assembly, noted that there had been successes in peacekeeping and peace building in East Timor, as well as progress in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, Mr. Doyle said. There had also been considerable progress within the UN system in the implementation of a report calling for peacekeeping reform as well as in capacity building.As for the key Millennium Development Goal – reducing by half the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day by 2015 – the international community was actually on target, but barely, Mr. Doyle said. The development was a result of the exceptional progress in East Asia compensating for the lack of improvement or even regression in other parts of the world.Meanwhile, there has also been progress with the entry into force of the International Criminal Court, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the creation of the African Union; nevertheless, the fact that almost half of Africa’s population was below the poverty line remained a challenge, Mr. Doyle said.The Special Adviser also noted a “worrying” lag in the achievement of many of the Millennium Development Goals such as the “dreadful” situation of child and maternal mortality.The target for child mortality was to reduce by two thirds its global rate, he said, but unfortunately, the current path of progress was only producing a rate of decline of one fourth. In the judgement of experts, the targets could be met only with rapidly increased and more concerted investment of effort and materials. read more

Softball Ohio State wins final nonconference game 43 against Ohio

The Buckeyes give a shout out to the crowd after they defeated Indiana 2-0 on March 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team (26-14, 9-5 Big Ten) ended its final nonconference game of this season with a 4-3 victory against Ohio (28-17, 9-6 MAC). Ohio State freshman third baseman Ashley Prange homered to the left field, putting the Buckeyes on the board first in the second inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Ohio State extended the lead to 3-0 as senior second baseman Emily Clark and senior shortstop Lilli Piper both scored on a two-RBI single by Prange. “It’s good to beat an Ohio team.” Prange said. “I thought we played well.”Ohio cut the deficit in the sixth inning. Senior third baseman Alex Day homered down the right field line, scoring three for the Bobcats and tying the game at 3-3. The Buckeyes soon took back the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Piper reached on a throwing error, which allowed senior outfielder Bri Betschel, who was on base due to a double, to make it home, scoring the eventual game-winning run for Ohio State.  “They are a college in Ohio. We like to see that. We want all those Ohio wins. It’s just important to come out.” Piper said. “They are a good team. They are gonna get some good wins this year.”Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she was super proud of how her team bounced back. “They got their runs in and we responded right back,” Schoenly said.Ohio State will head to East Lansing, Michigan to return to Big Ten action against Michigan State. Game one will start at 6 p.m. on April 26. read more

Oxford Instruments Service Plan Agreements ease cost of repairs to handheld XRF

first_imgOxford Instruments has announced a series of comprehensive Service Plan Agreements for its handheld analysers enabling customers to protect their investment and eliminate unbudgeted service repairs. The aim is to provide total peace of mind whilst maintaining maximum productivity. The five different agreements cover the X-MET7000 Series of handheld XRF (X-Ray fluorescence) analysers, with up to 13 maintenance elements included. Each plan option includes access to a global technical support helpdesk, an annual preventative maintenance schedule to retain measurement accuracy, plus an annual health and safety radiation and emission survey. Additional options can provide remote diagnostics, full parts and labour costs included in the event of a breakdown and equipment rental or loan.For customers with a short term need for an X-MET7000 Series handheld XRF analyser and who prefer not to invest in a capital expense outlay, Oxford Instruments now offers a new global rental scheme. Customers can rent an analyser from one week at a time, or for up to six months.Olaf Neuhausen, Global Service Director: “We are aware of a change in the relationships between customers and suppliers. Customers are on the lookout for suppliers who genuinely strive to help them maximise productivity levels whilst minimising any risk of downtime from essential industry tools. Our Service Plan Agreement scheme is part of our commitment to support and add value to our customers business.”Service Plan Agreements are quick and easy to setup and are available through a global network of distributors or by contacting Oxford Instruments OiService directly.last_img read more

RPM achieves SAP Integration Certification

first_imgRungePincockMinarco (RPM) has announced a significant milestone with the receipt of full SAP integration certification for its Enterprise product offering. RPM has received Integration Certification from global ERP powerhouse SAP SE (SAP) for its integrated software offering with SAP’s technology platforms under the PartnerEdge Program entered into by RPM in July 2014.This certification was achieved after a long and detailed process in which RPM’s integration connectors, messaging formats and product architecture were thoroughly scrutinised by SAP’s development laboratory.This SAP certification represents another significant milestone for RPM as it both validates and endorses the technical architecture of its enterprise product offering. Through the development of RPM’s integrated solutions, mining companies can seamlessly transfer operational data between technical solutions and the company’s corporate SAP systems thereby enabling a single source of the truth across their entire organisation.“SAP customers can now be confident that RPM’s products have the same high level of reliability and integrity they have come to expect from their SAP software environments. For an SAP customer, the SAP certification logo is the strongest proof of the technical alignment of RPM and SAP solutions.”RPM CEO, Richard Mathews said: “We are delighted that SAP has certified our Enterprise product offering which I am sure will give our customers even more comfort as we jointly implement our products into their businesses. This continued investment and partnership by the global leader in mine scheduling and the global leader in enterprise corporate systems is certainly gaining traction with our joint customers. Our relentless investment in building enterprise solutions for the mining industry, rather than desktop tools, highlights the difference in strategy between us and our competitors.”last_img read more

Stellar Diamonds and Octea Mining combine Tongo and Tonguma kimberlite diamond projects

first_imgStellar Diamonds, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa, has agreed a proposed transaction with Octea Mining to combine Stellar’s Tongo kimberlite diamond project with Octea’s adjacent kimberlite diamond project, Tonguma, and to bring both assets into production under the same production infrastructure in Sierra Leone. The Potential Transaction, if completed, would be classified as a Reverse Takeover under the AIM Rules for Companies and would require the publication of an admission document and also be subject to shareholder approval. Accordingly, trading in the company’s shares on AIM will remain suspended until either an admission document is published or the company announces its or Octea’s withdrawal from the Potential Transaction. Highlights:Combined inferred JORC diamond resource of 5 Mct brought into a single mining operationDiamond grades up to 290 ct/100 tAverage diamond value of $193 and $270/ct for Tonguma and Tongo respectivelyExploration target of up to 8 MctOpportunity presents enhanced production levels and operational margins, when compared with a stand-alone Tongo mining operationNo cash acquisition costs to Stellar who will fund and operate the enlarged mine developmentStellar to preferentially recoup repayment of development capital prior to paying a royalty and net profit interest to Octea.Stellar’s Chief Executive Karl Smithson: “The Proposed Transaction, if completed, will be transformational for Stellar. Once in production the combined diamond mining operations will be the second largest in West Africa with an estimated maximum output at full production of approximately 250,000 ct/y of high value diamonds. The high grade and high value nature of the kimberlites to be mined are compelling and the combination of operations should provide meaningful cost synergies that will enhance Stellar’s projected operational margins. Using the available infrastructure at Tongo and Tonguma, we expect diamond mining operations to commence within the first 12 months post completion of the Proposed Transaction.”Octea’s General Manager Christo Swanepoel: “We are very excited to be combining Octea’s Tonguma project with Stellar’s Tongo project and bring the enlarged project into production under Stellar’s operational management. Stellar has long-standing expertise in Sierra Leone and the Tongo region in particular, which we believe will be of great benefit to the project. In addition, the enlarged project should significantly increase local skilled employment for many years to come which in turn will support the local economy as well as generate significant funds for the Sierra Leonean Government.”Stellar has conducted extensive technical due diligence on the Tonguma project and has subsequently entered into detailed, exclusive non-binding terms with Octea to acquire the Tonguma asset. The Potential Transaction remains subject to a number of conditions including further due diligence by the company; Stellar raising a minimum of $25 million (through a combination of equity, debt and other hybrid products) to fund the combined project into production and entering into final and binding transaction documentation with Octea. Both Stellar and Octea have had detailed discussions with the relevant regulatory authorities in Sierra Leone, and the parties will also seek to obtain support from the Ministry of Mines in Sierra Leone for the Potential Transaction. Accordingly, there is no guarantee that the Potential Transaction will ultimately occur or that it will complete on the terms set out in this announcement.Stellar has engaged London based Mirabaud Securities as Financial Adviser for the Proposed Transaction. Mirabaud has a successful track record of raising funds in the resources capital markets.Stellar’s Tongo project has a JORC inferred resource of 1.45 Mct at a grade of 165 ct/100 t. The current mine plan for Tongo assumes a conservative lower grade of 120 ct/100 t with an average diamond value of $270 per carat. A further three high-grade kimberlites are present in the licence area though these have not yet been drilled into resource.The Tonguma project comprises a 25 year mining licence (granted to Octea in 2012) covering an area of 124 km2 in the Lower Bambara Chiefdom, Kenema District, in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The Tonguma project is adjacent to and contains the on-strike continuation of the diamondiferous kimberlite dykes which are being explored by Stellar within its Tongo project. A mining licence at Tongo is in the application process with the Ministry of Mines. The two licences together cover the whole of the renowned Tongo diamond fields, which includes a number of high grade and high diamond value kimberlite dykes.Octea has undertaken extensive exploration activities at Tonguma including over 58,000 m of diamond drilling as well as bulk sampling which has produced approximately 7,250 ct of which over 3,500 ct has been used for diamond valuation. An independent JORC inferred resource of 3.45 Mct has been estimated at grades of up to 290 ct/100 t and average diamond values of $193/ct, to a maximum depth of 200 m which has led to a total inferred carat resource of approximately 5 Mct being estimated for both projects.The combination of very high grade and diamond value at Tongo and Tonguma yields potential in-situ ore values of up to $560/t.Independent consultants have also estimated a significant further exploration target on the Tonguma licence, which, based on the mid-range grade and tonnage estimates, results in a potential exploration target of a further 8 Mct. It is the intention to bring the “exploration target” into the JORC resource category in due course, however, these estimates remain conceptual in nature and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in estimation of a mineral resource.A full independent competent person’s report on the Tonguma Project and existing Stellar projects including Tongo is being prepared by Toronto based MPH Consulting and will be included in any admission document, which is published in connection with the Potential Transaction.Given the close proximity of the two projects, the Potential Transaction, if completed, should allow Stellar to undertake both surface and underground mining across both licences. It is envisaged that processing would be undertaken centrally, utilising the existing 50 t/h production plant which will be relocated to the project area from Octea’s Koidu mine, approximately 60 km north of Tonguma. Through mining two separate resources and centrally processing ore, the company expects to be able to operate more efficiently thereby realising a number of cost savings, and generating significantly increased production rates. This should also have a meaningful impact on Stellar’s future revenues and margins.The initial capital outlay for Tongo as a stand-alone project has previously been reported by Stellar at an estimated $25 million. Independent consultants Paradigm Project Management (PPM), who together with SRK Consulting, are preparing the combined Tongo/Tonguma mine plan, estimate the initial capital requirements at approximately $40 million (excluding working capital) to establish production for the combined project. The enlarged project would, however, also lead to significantly higher production levels and revenues than just the Tongo mine alone. The final Tongo/Tonguma mine plan by PPM/SRK will be received in the near future and will provide significantly more detail on the production rates, revenues and capital/operational costs.last_img read more

Save The Old Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The theatre building at 177 Bridge Road, Richmond has survived many changes. Originally named the Nation Picture Theatre it was originally an open-air cinema constructed in 1910. A permanent roof was added in 1911. It was rebuilt in the 1920s using a neo-Grecian style. Fashion decreed a major art deco style refurbishment in 1939, and it continued as general release motion picture theatre until 1961. At that point it was purchased by the Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures Group to add to their expanding Greek cinema circuit. By the late 1960s it had became one of their most successful theatres, regarded locally as The Greek Theatre. Owner Peter Yiannoudes screened both commercial releases and Greek language films, often with manual subtitles displayed with an overhead projector. It continued that way until 1983, when a fire in the stage area caused the theatre to shut its doors. By 1985 it had been converted into a live music venue known as The Old Greek Theatre. The popular venue hosted many local and international acts until the early 1990s when cinema entreprenuer Ralph Taranto purchased the site. He aimed to convert it into a twin movie theatre. The site was sold again before that project was realised, and it became a fashion clothing store. It then underwent a few more changes before it being relaunched as the whole foods Macro branch and later Thomas Dux, until it was finally listed on the Victorian Heritage Database with a Statement of Significance. Now developer Little Projects, teaming up with Rothelowman architects, has announced plans for a new13-storey construction, hosting 191 apartments to replace the historical building and the adjacent shops. The current buildings, scheduled to be demolished, are theoretically protected under the heritage overlay. The council does not appear to have made a decision on this project, however it will, as a rule, take objections up until the time a planning permit application is decided. “The top end of Bridge Road, Richmond was a focal point for live music as the Old Greek Theatre came alive after dark and created a bustling hub,” says Nikos Psaltopoulos, founder of ‘The Old Greek’ support page on Facebook.“The theatre has also functioned as a live music venue supporting hundreds of local and famous international bands performing in Melbourne.[When it was showing films] Greek Australian families congregated on the footpaths in front of the theatre each weekend in what had become a local social tradition. During a time before pay TV and the internet, a Saturday or Sunday at the pictures was the only opportunity for migrants to reconnect with their distant homeland. “Growing up in the wonderful 1970s, I have so many fond memories of this iconic Greek theatre that bring tears to my eyes,” says Richmond resident Betty Mihalakos.“We can’t be developing everything and knocking iconic buildings down like this backbone of our community carrying the cultural heritage of nearly three generations.” Psaltopoulos’s goal is to ensure that the landmark theatre site is not inappropriately developed, asking that any prospective building design respects and pays tribute to the social significance of the historic venue.“Whilst we understand the need for development, we urge Yarra Council and VCAT not to allow the destruction of the building’s facade,” he says.“Development should be respectful to the local community by retaining and preserving areas of historical significance for future generations.“The ‘Save The Greek’ team, along with your support, will fight to ensure Richmond’s significant social history is not lost.”*You can lodge an objection to the council by quoting application PLN14/0861 including the grounds for objection and your name and address, etc.last_img read more

Lazio defender Bastos to join Wolverhampton Wanderers

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly included Lazio defender Bastos to their top priority targets for this summer signing.The Serie A outfit have lodged a €15m (£13m) price tag on the Angola international, according to Il Messaggero via Sportsmole.Bastos who is still currently in a deal with Lazio, a deal that will last until 2020, has an option of extending his stay for a year or not. However, he has struggled to track down regular first-team football since joining the club from Rostov in 2016.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.During Lazio’s last season, the 27-year-old Bastos made 28 appearances and netting five goals in all competitions.The defender has been a mainstay in the Angola national team since 2011. He started his career in his native country Angola. Between 2011 and 2013 he played with Petro Luanda in 105 games where he scored 6 goals and also won the Taça de Angola twice.In August 2011, Bastos debuted for his country in a 0–0 draw against Liberia. He also represented Angola at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Pablo Machin moans about dropped points

first_imgSevilla boss Pablo Machin expressed displeasure over the way his team dropped two’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Mestalla.Mouctar Diakhaby’s last-gasp equaliser held Sevilla to their second successive draw, keeping them second in La Liga, and Machin complained about his team’s inconsistent display.“If I didn’t watch the game, I’d have said that a point was always good away from home against a super team,” the Coach said after the match as cited by Football Espana.“However, given how we played in the first half, scoring in the second and them equalising with the last kick of the game, we feel Valencia gained a point and we dropped two.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It’s one of those stadiums where Sevilla haven’t been able to win. We were so close to doing so that we feel a point is less than we deserve.“We fell short and it’s a shame that we didn’t get the victory that would’ve sent us 13 points clear of our opponents.“I hope we don’t regret dropping them going forward. You have to defend tooth and nail in the last few minutes, but we’re all human.”last_img read more

Caribbean LED Lighting Launched

first_img Recommended for you Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trapped Related Items:barbados, caribbean LED lighting, gordon’s supply, jim reid, redano williams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Oct 2014 – Electricians and other professionals who turned out to the launch of Caribbean LED Lighting in the Turks and Caicos explained this is the real deal; Redano Williams of Gordon’s Supply telling MM that the product he has seen so far is excellent quality. Caribbean LED in a presentation at the office at Salt Mills during that launch last night shared savings on electricity bills, over time would be as much as 90% adding that these bulbs made in Barbados are safer for the environment also. This is the newest branch of the company explained CEO Jim Reid, who shared that the Inter-American Development Bank has just presented the company an award for innovation. High cost of electricity he said along with a strong sense of environmental safety is what has fuelled Caribbean LEDs growth; Reid expects the TCI will be no exception.last_img read more

Infectious Disease

first_imgLearn more about states with confirmed cases. (Map from CDC)What do Alaskans need to know about the first case of Ebola in America and the risk to children from Enterovirus 68? Neither disease is in Alaska, but public health officials are preparing just in case.Download AudioHOST: Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease program manager, State Division of Public HealthCallers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

Residents fume over removal of water tank

first_imgTarnaka: Residents from Tarnaka led by BJP leaders expressed their anger by protesting at Santhi Nagar water works office on Monday for removing the water tank. Responding to the incident, Division BJP leader said that it was unfair to remove the water tank which is used by the people. They demanded officials to replace the water tank immediately. A large number of residents and women participated in the protest.last_img

RAB DG praises PM Hasina for her magical expertise

first_imgRapid Action Battalion director general Benazir Ahmed (3rd L) and Jatiya Party secretary general and chief whip of the opposition in parliament Mashiur Rahman Ranga (3rd R) at a discussion organised at the RAB-13 Battalion headquarters in Rangpur to celebrate its fifth anniversary of the Raising Day on Saturday. Photo: BSSThe expertise of prime minister Sheikh Hasina in running the state is the magic behind unprecedented development of the country in recent times.Director general (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed said this at a discussion organised at the RAB-13 Battalion headquarters in Rangpur to celebrate its fifth anniversary of the Raising Day on Saturday as the chief guest.“Bangladesh is speedily running on the highway of development under the capable leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. We have to maintain this trend and work together to realise the Visions 2021 and 2041,” he said.Benazir said the 11th parliamentary election was conducted smoothly as a result of discharging duties sincerely by all law enforcement agencies, including the RAB. He also thanked all the forces.He said the whole nation had jumped into the struggles for freedom in 1971 under the leadership of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.“The dream for freedom was behind to create an independent country free from hunger and poverty. Realisation of Bangabandhu’s dream is not far away. A prosperous Sonar Bangla will be built soon as dreamt by Bangabandhu,” he said.Highly praising activities of prime minister Sheikh Hasina in eliminating narcotics from the society, Benazir said operation against drug had started decisively as per directives of the prime minister from 3 March last year.“The election manifesto of the government pledged to eliminate terrorism, militancy and drugs from the country. Everyone should work together to implement this manifesto. The drug must be deported from the country,” he said.The RAB chief said about 7-8 million people are addicted to drug in the country. Among them, about four million are addicted to yaba.“There will be a separate battalion soon for eliminating yaba. Lawsuits have been filed against 17,000 drug traders. Ninety-six drug dealers were killed in gun battles,” he said.He urged everyone to come forward to eliminate drug once and for all from the society.“The new generation will be a rich generation and we cannot allow them to be destroyed by yaba,” Benazir added.Jatiya Party secretary general and chief whip of the opposition in parliament Mashiur Rahman Ranga, police’s Women Welfare Association vice-president Zishan Mirza, divisional commissioner Muhammad Joynul Bari, police’s Rangpur Range DIG Devdas Bhattacharya, its additional DIG Abdul Majid, deputy commissioner Enamul Habib, additional police commissioner of Rangpur Metropolitan Police Abu Sufian addressed the discussion presided over by RAB-13 commanding officer Mozammel Haque.last_img read more

Crime Update Murder Suspects Arrested and Charged

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comThree ongoing investigations concluded with the capture and arrest of suspects in Hyattsville and Capitol Heights.  Murder Suspect Finally Captured After EscapeAfter an extensive manhunt lasting more than a week following a daring escape without his clothes, Duron Hudson of Hyattsville was arrested August 14 by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.Hudson, 18, is suspected of killing George Hendrix, 22, of Southeast D.C., on June 22 and was apprehended in the 300 block of K Street.  He evaded capture initially after law enforcement authorities tried to arrest Hudson in a home on Belle Haven Road in Hyattsville August 9. He jumped out a window, broke through a police perimeter and ran off while naked. Police issued a shelter-in-place order for the area at the time, but he wasn’t found.Three ongoing investigations concluded with the capture and arrest of suspects in Hyattsville and Capitol Heights. (Courtesy Photo)He was the prime suspect in the shooting death of George Hendrix, 22, of the 300 block of K Street Southeast  D.C. on June 22. Hudson has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder while armed. The investigation continues as still look for another person of interest in the fatal shooting.Capitol Heights Man Charged With MurderA 25-year-old Capitol Heights man now faces charges in connection with a domestic related homicide.  Daquan Odemns of the 5800 block of Folgate Court has been He’s charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old Donte Young of Waldorf on August 13.Homicide Unit detectives arrested Odemns after he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s ex-husband following an argument in front of the residence on Folgate Court. Patrol officers arrived around 6:50 p.m. after reports of a shooting in the neighborhood. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds and he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.The preliminary investigation, which is being conducted by the Prince George’s County Police Department, who investigates all homicides in the town of Capitol Heights, revealed Odemns fatally shot the victim during an argument. The victim and Odemns’ girlfriend are estranged spouses.Odemns is charged with first-degree murder and related charges. He’s being held at the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.Hyattsville Murder Suspect ArrestedDereck Vaughn-Clark, 38, was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in Hyattsville.  Vaughn-Clark faces first and second-degree murder along with other charges in the death of 38-year-old Dante Campbell from Hyattsville. Investigators believe Vaughn-Clark and Campbell knew each other and the fatal shooting resulted from an argument between the two men on August 1.  In the early morning hours Hyattsville Police Department officers responded to the 4600 block of Burlington Road for the report of a shooting. After they arrived, the officers found Campbell outside of a home suffering from gunshot wounds. He died after being  taken to the hospital a short time later.He was taken into custody in the District of Columbia before extradition to Prince George’s County where he was formally charged with fatally shooting.last_img read more

CBCInnovis to Provide Tax Verifications with Day 1 Certainty

first_img Share CBCInnovis to Provide Tax Verifications with Day 1 Certainty in Headlines, Technology May 3, 2017 588 Views center_img CBCInnovis DataVerify Fannie Mae Fannie Mae Day 1 Certainty Fannie Mae Desktop Underwriter Mortgage Lending Representations and Warranties 2017-05-03 Krista Franks Brock CBCInnovis, a Columbus, Ohio-based mortgage credit and data validation services provider, announced this week it is now able to provide tax verification through Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty program.Through Day 1 Certainty, lenders are able to protect themselves from representations and warranties and validate mortgage application data upfront with Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter.CBCInnovis is a sister company to DataVerify, which also announced its confirmation as a Day 1 Certainty authorized report supplier this week.Both CBCInnovis and DataVerify are able to offer 4506-T IRS tax transcript verification services with Day 1 Certainty.“CBCInnovis offers our clients products and services focused on enhancing processing efficiencies and reducing costs,” said Pam Lahr, SVP of Sales at CBCInnovis. “Participating in Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty is a result of our customer focus.”last_img read more

Top court wont hear de Havillands case about TV

first_imgTop court won’t hear de Havilland’s case about TV miniseries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 12:54 pm PDTcenter_img WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Olivia de Havilland over the FX Networks miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which centred on the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.The high court on Monday said it would not take the actress’s case. That means a California appeals court’s decision throwing out the lawsuit stands. The appeals court unanimously ruled in 2018 that California law and the First Amendment required the lawsuit’s dismissal.The 102-year-old de Havilland had objected to her depiction on the eight-part miniseries. She said her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger.As is its usual practice, the Supreme Court did not say anything about the case in declining to hear it.The Associated Presslast_img read more