Whistler sled dog slaughter probed

first_imgAPTN National NewsWHISTLER, B.C.–There is growing outrage in British Columbia after dozens of sled dogs slaughtered by a tourism operator.Around 100 sled dogs were shot dead last year by an outdoor adventure company in Whistler, B.C.Last April, after tourism dollars dried up following the Winter Olympics, the company resorted to shooting the dogs.The animals were dumped in a pit with some reportedly buried alive.The SPCA and police are investigating the allegations.last_img

BC securities regulator changing crowdfunding rules to help companies

first_imgVANCOUVER – The B.C. Securities Commission is changing its crowdfunding exemption rules to enable B.C.-based issuers to access investors in Alberta.The regulator says the changes will also increase the amount that some will be able to invest.The changes increase the limit to $5,000 from $1,500, if an investor has obtained advice from a registered dealer that the investment is suitable for them.Crowdfunding allows businesses to raise small amounts of money from a large number of investors, often for a specific project.The BCSC made the changes after consultations with technology industry stakeholders and businesses earlier this year.last_img read more

Mohand Laenser to Resign from Government

Rabat – Mohand Laenser, the Sports and Youth Minister, has announced he is standing down from the government after he was elected president of the Fez-Meknes region. The secretary general of the Popular Movement party (MP) has written to the head of government and tendered his resignation. The veteran politician, however, told the media that he is yet to receive a response as his request is still being processed.Laenser was declared winner with 43 votes out 69 in the Fez-Meknes region elections. His victory was expected especially following the withdrawal of Istiqlal Party secretary general Hamid Chabat from the race to become president of the region. As for his new role as the new president of the Fez-Meknes region, Laenser told French-speaking news website Telquel that it would be his “last political mandate”.Born in 1942 in Imouzzer Marmoucha, Laenser served as a minister of telecommunications, agriculture, a minister of state, a minister of the interior, a minister of planning and a minister of youth and sports.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Nepalese girls being trafficked to Lanka rescued

Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajan Adhikari said that Maya Tamang, Dolma Tamang, Phursang and Lyanglamu Tamang from the Sindhupalchowk district and Tikamaya Rai of the Sunsari district were rescued. Police in Chitwan, Nepal have rescued five girls from Narayanghat suspecting that they were being trafficked to Sri Lanka.The Himalayan Times reported that the five girls were being trafficked to Sri Lanka via India. Police said that the girls who were being taken to Mahendranagar from the capital city when they were rescued. Police said that Muna Silwal and Namita Bhandari of Sindhupalchowk, who were accompanying the girls, were also held for further investigation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Police briefs Scam call jewelry theft

A Caledonia woman has lost $3,000 in a phone scam.Police say the  victim received a telephone call from a man who claimed to be a representative from an anti-virus software company. He told the woman that his company had taken unauthorized payments from customers and that he was directed to pay the customers back $500.In order for the money to be deposited in the victim’s account, she was told that she would need to provide her banking information to complete the transaction.The woman provided her banking information only to find out later on that $3,000 had been withdrawn from her account.OPP is reminding the public to never give personal or banking information over the phone.Jewelry stolen in break and enterA Haldimand resident returned to their Turnball Road home on Friday to find someone had broken into the residence and made off with several pieces of jewelry.The break and enter occurred sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Friday. The culprit removed a jewelry box containing several pieces of jewelry.OPP continue to investigate. Anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact police at 1-888-310-1122. read more

New DirectorGeneral chosen for UNs industrial development organization

A former trade minister of Sierra Leone, Kandeh K. Yumkella, has been tapped to head the United Nations body that aims to reduce poverty by raising productivity in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.Mr. Yumkella was nominated yesterday by the Industrial Development Board (IDB), which oversees the work of the 171-state UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to be the next UNIDO Director-General.He is expected to be confirmed by the UNIDO General Conference at its next session, scheduled to take place from 28 November to 2 December. He will then be appointed for a period of four years.Mr. Yumkella has been a Senior Adviser to the current Director-General, Carlos Magariños, since 2003. He joined UNIDO in 1996 as Special Adviser to the previous Director-General, Mauricio de Maria y Campos. He subsequently became Director of the Africa and Least Developed Countries Regional Bureau until 2000 when he was appointed UNIDO Representative and Director of the Regional Industrial Development Centre in Nigeria, a position he held until 2003. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,015.36, down 60.08 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 24 cents, or 5.58 per cent, to $4.54 on 5.5 million shares.ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 13 cents, or 5.49 per cent, to $2.24 on 5.4 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 4.86 per cent, to $4.10 on five million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 61 cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $22.93 on 4.7 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Up 62 cents, or 5.85 per cent, to $11.22 on 4.6 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls, Ont., has an agreement to buy pharmaceutical distributor MedCann, which has placed the Canadian marijuana company’s Tweed-branded cannabis strains in German pharmacies. The purchase, subject to approvals, will be made with Canopy shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 1.74 per cent, to $5.08 on 4.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 1.05 per cent, to $1.93 on 2.2 million shares. The first CSeries CS300 was handed over to Air Baltic Monday at the aerospace manufacturer’s plant at Mirabel airport north of Montreal. The US$85.7-million plane will make its maiden commercial flight Dec. 14 between Riga and Amsterdam. The delivery comes five months after the smaller CS100 began flying with Swiss International Air Lines. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 2:49 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

Israels demolition of Palestinian homes contrary to international law UN experts warn

“All acts of violence require a firm response from the Israeli authorities, and those responsible should be tried before a court of law and sentenced for their crimes,” Makarim Wibisono, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, affirmed in a press release, adding, however, that the State “cannot go beyond what is sanctioned by international law.” Mr. Wibisono’s remarks follow the 19 November demolition of the East Jerusalem home of Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, the Palestinian man accused of committing last month’s car attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of a 22 year-old woman and a three-month old child. In addition to Mr. Al-Shaludi’s home, Israeli authorities have slated at least six other homes of Palestinian suspects located in East Jerusalem, Askar refugee camp, and Hebron, for demolition or sealing – the practice of completely or partially closing off the rooms of a home with concrete or metal sheeting, prohibiting family members from accessing their homes, at times indefinitely. Meanwhile, following a recent deadly attack against a Jerusalem synagogue, a number of other house demolitions are reportedly being prepared. “In the case of Mr. Al-Shaludi, who was shot and killed by Israeli police at the scene of the attack, the demolition of his home in the middle of the night served no other purpose than to punish his innocent parents and five siblings, rendering them homeless,” Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, explained. “Simply put: the use of house demolition as a punitive measure is a form of collective punishment contrary to international law,” she continued. “Israel must immediately end its use of this devastating practice.”The recent house demolitions come within a context of increasing tensions – marked by a number of fatal incidents – between Palestinians and Israelis. However, the two Special Rapporteurs warned that an upsurge in demolitions would “only add to the frustration and despair felt by the people living under prolonged military occupation, and sow the seeds of more hatred and violence for the future.”“The only means to stop this cycle of violence is for Israel to place human rights at the centre of its policy-making,” Mr. Wibisono concluded. read more

Michael Bennett sparks Ohio State defenses 2ndhalf turnaround

OSU Junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (92) tackles Minnesota senior running back David Cobb (27) during a Nov. 15 game in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorMINNEAPOLIS — After 30 minutes of football, Minnesota had 118 yards on the ground.Up until Saturday’s matchup with the Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium, Ohio State had only been giving up 125.2 rushing yards per game — let alone in one half.Despite No. 8 OSU holding on for a 31-24 win in frigid temperatures, senior cornerback Doran Grant said the rushing output early in the game was hard to take, especially for senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett.“Mike Bennett took it very personally — he said some words I’m not gonna say right now,” Grant said about Bennett’s words to his teammates during halftime. “But the second half, we did a better job stopping the run.”Bennett said giving up 118 first-half yards to the Golden Gophers was simply unacceptable.“I don’t know what makes the rest of the guys mad,” he said after the game. “But watching the running back run up the middle of our defense pisses me off a lot.”Most of that yardage came by way of Minnesota senior running back David Cobb. He had 96 yards on the ground by halftime and scored both of his team’s first-half touchdowns. Those touchdowns — one of which capped off a 39-yard drive that saw Cobb carry the ball on all five plays — allowed the Golden Gophers to make up for an early 14-0 run by the Buckeyes.“I felt like there was a lot of apathy, like, ‘We only let ‘em get 14 points,’” Bennett said of OSU’s halftime attitude. “And I felt like we shouldn’t let them get any.”He said it wasn’t the first time he’s spoken up about his team’s play, but added he was particularly enthusiastic because run defense is his area of expertise.“If they’re running the ball, I’m gonna speak up,” he said.Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee said Bennett shared his thoughts when players expressed that the Buckeyes were “fine” at halftime.“Guys around were saying, ‘Hey, you know, we’re fine, we’re fine,’” Lee said after the game. “But Mike took the lead and took the role like, ‘We’re not OK.’“Guys weren’t really doing their jobs, doing their assignments. We had this look around the locker room it’s like, ‘All right, just do your job, and let’s buckle down and let’s shut these guys down.’”Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa said Bennett took the vocal lead, but added that others on the team felt the same. He said that led to a new attitude when the Buckeyes took the field after the break.“Definitely came out with nice intensity in the second half,” Bosa said.After another 15 minutes of game time — accounting for the entire third quarter — Minnesota had added just 23 more yards on the ground. In that quarter, Cobb was held to just 15 yards on his five carries.Defensive line coach Larry Johnson speaks to senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett (63) during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorBennett said the Buckeyes’ play in the second half came after he led their “biggest call to action” in the locker room.“I think guys really responded to what I said and rallied around it,” he said. “And the other leaders stepped up, and the young guys really kinda took that seriously and started getting a chip on their shoulder, and we went and played this second half the way we should.”But even after the strong third-quarter showing, the Buckeyes gave up a total of 218 yards on the ground. The fourth quarter saw Minnesota run for 77 yards, 31 of which came on a quarterback scramble by redshirt-sophomore Mitch Leidner.“I think we got stuck in a rough call and he took advantage of it,” Bennett said of Leidner’s run. “That happens in football, but … what’s most frustrating is it boosted their rushing stats, because I feel like in the second half, we shut down the run.”Bennett finished the game with just two total tackles — one for a loss — but his vocal leadership helped spark an improved second-half performance for the Buckeye defense.OSU gave up 10 points in the second half, and seven of those points came two plays after a fumble by redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall gave Minnesota the ball in the red zone. The other three came on a late-game, second-down field goal when the Golden Gophers were trying to preserve time and get the ball back for a last-ditch comeback try.Cobb finished the day with 145 yards and three touchdowns on the ground while Leidner totaled 56 yards rushing.Before Saturday, OSU hadn’t given up more than 178 rushing yards since the season-opener on Aug. 30, when Navy’s triple-option attack helped the Midshipmen to 370 yards on the ground.But even though the Buckeyes held the Golden Gophers to just 85 passing yards, Lee said the success they had running the ball early is what will stick out in their minds.“Pass defense is pass defense, but you know you don’t ever want to let a team run all over you,” he said.After the Buckeyes’ close win, they are scheduled to return to Columbus on Nov. 22 to take on Indiana at Ohio Stadium. The game’s start time has not yet been announced. read more

Taoiseach Banks know what government wants them to do

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has insisted that personal insolvency legislation will help those in mortgage distress as yesterday’s comments by a senior Central Bank figure dominated Leaders’ Questions this morning.Kenny was questioned by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and independent TD Shane Ross on the comments by the head of banking supervision at the Central Bank yesterday.Fiona Muldoon told the Irish Banking Federation conference that banks were behaving like teenagers in dealing with requests to deal with customers in mortgage arrears and said that they were waiting for a house price increase or economic recovery to solve the crisis.Kenny said that he welcomed the comments of Muldoon and others including the Secretary General of the Department of Finance, John Moran, and the Central Bank governor, Patrick Honohan, in relation to banks dealing with the mortgage crisis.He told the Dáil that the forthcoming personal insolvency legislation will be active by 1 March next year and that in the mean time it means that if “banks do not settle on a bilateral basis with their clients those clients will have a whole new course to resolve their situation through insolvency agency. He added: “That allows for debt write down.”Martin criticised the Taoiseach’s response saying that banks were not sitting down with their customers in mortgage difficulty and said that the government is adopting a “non-interventionist” approach.“The regulator is barking very loudly Taoiseach and you’re not listening to what is being said,” Martin said adding that the banks had a veto over any resolution process under the new personal insolvency legislation.‘Forewarned’Kenny insisted this was not the case and that the banks were “forewarned” of the need to sit down with their customers. He said: “If they don’t sit down well then the client is going to be given, by law, the opportunity to go through the insolvency arrangements.”Gerry Adams also criticised the government saying that the “social cohesion of communities and our society is under threat” from the government’s policies.He said: “When it comes to dealing with the big people, the golden circle, the bankers we get a long, convoluted piece of verbage.”Shane Ross said that the bankers were in “denial” and said that their actions were frustrating government policy. “The banks are not just involved in denial,” he said.They are involved in a policy of extend and pretend, according Ms Muldoon. That means denial, but it also means delay and deceit.Kenny said that he was “not satisfied with the pace of resolution” in relation to the banks beginning to function normally again but said that the Financial Regulator had asked them to submit proposals on dealing with mortgage distress.He said that “banks have been made aware of what government want them to do” and said that if the Financial Regulator requested further powers to deal with financial institutions “then further powers will be given”.Read: Kenny says AIB mortgage hike necessary to avoid further taxpayer bailoutRead: One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013last_img read more

Christmas pressures cause spike in demand for mental health services

first_imgFor many, Christmas is a time to fear and a time to loathe. It puts people under immense pressure, financially in some cases, mentally in others. In essence, people need support through Christmas, and ironically most services are closed.The site’s ‘Engage’ plan offers eight weeks of free online counselling with trained professionals to users and access to a mood and thought diary plan.“The programme is now three months old and the results so far have been very positive,” Scollard said. “Our users are getting great support but are also progressing beyond Engage to other services and support options that they would not have considered beforehand”.Turn2me will continue to provide services to those in need all throughout the Christmas season.If you feel like you need to talk to someone, here are some other groups which may be able to help:Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.orgTeen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634Console 1800 201 890Aware 1890 303 302Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ieRead: Wexford ‘bridge watch’ team responded to 20 incidents in past 12 months>Read: Thousands gather to remember loved ones lost to suicide> CALLS FOR HELP relating to mental health services have ‘spiked’ in December according to charity Turn2me.So far this month, numbers of visits to the mental health charity’s website have increased by almost 10,000 – a 20 per cent jump – which it said was “due to the mental pressures and stresses of the festive season”.Co-Founder of the online charity, Oisin Scollard said the trend and its implications are “very personal” to him.“Ten years ago, my brother, Cormac, was not well around this time and he sadly passed away three weeks after Christmas through suicide,” he said today.last_img read more

Pronia is on a mission to support newly arrived young Greeks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It’s not easy calling a new country home, especially when you don’t speak the language.Konstantina Kouroutsidou, a Senior Settlement Services Officer and Community Educator at Pronia is all too familiar with this scenario, having worked with young people who have recently arrived from Greece.“It’s very important for all of us to understand the essential role of language, and the majority of these young people don’t have the skills and it’s a great stressor for them,” she told Neos Kosmos.“It affects their ability to participate, to navigate, to understand – not just for employment, but education as well because they are very unfamiliar with our system.”Ms Kouroutsidou says these barriers often see young people heading back to Greece once they hit 18. But this time around they find themselves without the support of their families.In a bid to support these young people, Pronia is aiming to fill this gap through various initiatives.Just last week Pronia joined a number of other service providers at the Monash Multicultural & Settlement Services Network’s CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Youth Careers Forum held at Holmesglen TAFE Apprentice Central, with a focus on the trade industry.Over a hundred Year 10 students from CALD backgrounds were in attendance, including a number of Greek Australians and newly arrived Greeks, who are perceived to be at risk of disengaging from school.Many students, especially those from a CALD background are often unaware of the different opportunities that exist – some of which are free – and alternatives to academia.There were a number of guests speakers from diverse backgrounds who gave an overview of skilled trade careers, benefits of an apprenticeship as a post-secondary option, support services available, as well as what employers are looking for.George Bring, Neos Kosmos work experience student, interviewing TAFE students who told us of how they personally benefited from the programme.An expo was also set up where Pronia was joined by Victoria Police, the Department of Human Services, the ATO, CALD communities, Metro tunnel, Swinburne University, and Chisholm Institute.“We know if you are an immigrant in this country … at the age of 20 to 24 we have the highest rates of unemployment for households where English is the second language, and that is from the 2011 ABS,” said Ms Kouroutsidou.“Holmesglen has a great collaboration with Metricon and provide many different courses for apprenticeships. So that was the idea, to get the word out to inform people about it … to provide the right level of support to understand what systems are in place and assist young people to navigate and transition to Australia. They need support to address their needs and someone to help them to work towards their goals and I think that is the role we’re trying to play. We have identified a need, and we’re trying to do something about it.”last_img read more

Gattuso happy with AC Milan signings

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso says he is ‘happy with all the players Milan have signed’ this summer.According to Football Italia, Gattuso has expressed his happiness at the signings brought in by the club.“There’s sincerity and respect, a touch that brings new air and adrenaline to the club. I see the team fired up in front of them, and that makes me feel good.” Gattuso said.“Caldara comes from a totally different brand of football, but he has great desire and mentality, he’s working hard and he won’t have any problems.“He’s a cut above the others. Bakayoko? I thought he was slower than he is, but he’s amazed me with his dynamism.“He has to improve, but technically he can also have his say. Donnarumma-Reina? They’ll be split between competitions, which is why Gigio can become the best in the world.“He must watch Pepe for how he fulfils the role, for how he is on and off of the field. He already seems like a different goalkeeper.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He’s been incredibly lucky. Now it’s up to him: all he needs to do is ‘copy and paste’ [from Reina].“Montolivo? He’s injured, but he knows that once he starts training again, he’ll be part of the group.“Castillejo? He has fizz in his legs. He knows how to turn in an instant. I’m happy with all the players we’ve signed.“Gordon Singer told me not to read and believe what was written,” he said at a Press conference.“It was my funeral for a month and a half, but instead the club gave my staff and I confidence for us to work serenely. He asked me to improve.”last_img read more

Indie Stores Bruce Springsteen Score With Record Store Day 2018

first_img Indie Stores, Bruce Springsteen Score With Record Store Day 2018 Email Facebook Record Store Day 2018 Was A Record Setter indie-stores-bruce-springsteen-score-record-store-day-2018 Headed to your favorite shop for @recordstoreday? Be on the lookout for ‘Greatest Hits,’ back on LP for the first time in over 20 years, individually numbered and pressed on red vinyl! #RSD18 pic.twitter.com/cKCvMeDpSB— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 21, 2018 Record-setting sales for RSD 2018 provide an indication that vinyl is still growing and that consumers appreciate the friendly indie retail experiencePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 1, 2018 – 2:26 pm This past 11th annual Record Store Day 2018 on April 21 was set up to be a vinyl celebration like no other and sales did not disappoint.Nielsen Music statistics for the week ending April 26 showed the best news since Christmas for vinyl, with sales of 733,000 albums. Led by Bruce Springsteen’s red-vinyl-pressed Greatest Hits, this was the best-selling Record Store Day ever and the third-best week for vinyl ever since Nielsen started tracking in 1991, with the exceptions of Christmastime 2015 and 2017.After Springsteen, best-selling vinyl albums were David Bowie’s Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) and Neil Young’s Tonight’s The Night Live At The Roxy. At indie stores. the leading exclusive single was Led Zeppelin’s 7-inch “Friends”/”Rock And Roll” single, followed by Bowie’s “Let’s Dance (Full Length Demo).”center_img https://twitter.com/springsteen/status/987680462704402432 News Twitter In the lead up to this year’s festivities, we interviewed record stores Academy Records, Good Records NYC and Rough Trade in New York. The consensus was that customers enjoy what has become an old-fashioned kind of retail shopping — listening, talking, hanging out, and sharing suggestions.Indeed, this was the best sales week ever for the indie sector, moving 580,000 albums of the 733,000 total. With an overall increase of 23 percent over RSD 2017, one out of four albums for the week were sold at independent retailers. While retail vinyl is only one segment of music distribution, it looks like shopping for music the old-fashioned way is also a growing new experience.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

8 Children Baptized At St Thomas In August

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following EIGHT children were baptized at St. Thomas on Sunday, August 5, 2018:Ava Lauren BanderasChristian William BurnsJohn Casey GillisAva Skye Cain LucasSummer Ann SchofieldLeighton Ann TobinSebastian Gregory WojkiewiczKillion James Zevallos-SalasCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Shells Q3 results reflect Arctic hit

first_imgShell rig leaving Dutch Harbor this month. Photo: John Ryan/KUCB.Royal Dutch Shell has announced its quarterly financial results. They’re not good, and Shell’s dry hole in the Chukchi Sea is just one factor.Download Audio“Shell’s current-cost-of-supply earnings for the quarter were a loss of $6 billion,” Shell CFO Simon Henry said at the top of a video summarizing the third quarter. The reported losses for shareholders exceed $7 billion.For its canceled Arctic project, Shell wrote off $2.6 billion this quarter.  That’s significantly smaller than the write-off Shell took due to lower expectations for oil and gas prices. In all, Shell’s write-offs come to $8 billion.CEO Ben Van Beurden, in a conference call with reporters, repeated the reasons Shell halted work on its Arctic leases after drilling a single dry hole.“Due to the high cost and the challenging and unpredictable regulatory environment, we have decided to just cease further exploratory activity offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future,” he said.The CEO called it “probably the most regulated and high-profile oil province in the world.”“Of course, we are of the view that the U.S. Government should simplify and modernize the permit processes there if there are any ambition to develop oil and gas in the offshore of Alaska.”Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has said the government was holding Shell to the highest standards to ensure safety.last_img read more

America on 70mm

first_imgThe American Center, the US Commercial Service and the Consular Section of the US Embassy in association with Cinedarbaar are celebrating the World Tourism Day with a two day seminar and film festival. The seminar will be followed by a film fest which will include tourist fair, quizzes, workshops, discussions interactive maps of the USA. The opening film of the festival is Seeking a Friend for the End of the World by Lorene Scafaria. The United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrated the first World Tourism Day on 27 September, 1980 to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The two-day long festival will feature road films that give the flavor of some of America’s greatest cities. The film fest will feature 6 films from celebrating road movies of America. The mating of the road and the movies is as enduring as any of Hollywood’s famous couples, and seemingly just as inevitable. The road has always been a persistent theme of American culture and the film festival will explore the American landscape through films like Easy Rider, Broken Flowers, The straight story, Two lane Blacktop and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. All films will follow interactive sessions to explore the themes and styles of different auteurs.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe participants will also have an opportunity to have fun with DIY activities such as Interactive Map that will bring together cartography, cinema and genres in which visitors can participate and add layers to the map that will grow every day. It also includes information on the films, trivia, selected clips and insights on how films influenced the image of America’s cities. They can also make their travelogue through a collage with materials provided at the venue. WHERE: The American Center, KG MargWHEN: 27 – 29 Septemberlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 13, 2009 NovaRad Picks Up PACS Contract with New Jersey Imaging Center News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more January 13, 2009 – Fair Lawn Diagnostic Imaging Center (Fair Lawn, N.J.) has selected NovaRad’s NovaPACS technology for the product’s full functionality, ease of installation and competitive pricing, said the manufacturer. Fair Lawn Diagnostic Imaging’s radiologists can now able to access imaging studies, securely through the Web, at any time to help speed diagnosis turnaround time for its patients, according to NovaRad. Additionally, studies can be easily shared with referring physicians at other facilities through the PACS.Because the PACS is standards based, built on the IHE platform and is DICOM 3.0 compliant, the system seamlessly integrated with the imaging center’s existing technologies.For more information: www.novapacs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more last_img read more

Emirates adds 10th daily service to London

first_imgEmirates adds 10th daily service to LondonEmirates has unveiled plans to boost capacity to London with the addition of a tenth daily flight to the British capital starting 1st October 2016. The new service, Emirates’ fourth daily flight to London Gatwick, will complement its six daily services to Heathrow and take the airline’s total weekly services to the city to 70.The Dubai-London Gatwick service will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.“Emirates started serving London Gatwick in July 1987; since then over 10 million passengers have travelled on the route. As a global hub for finance, business and tourism, London attracts travellers from all over the world,” commented Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. “With British expats forming the largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness continued strong demand for travel between Dubai and the five cities we currently serve in the UK,” added Frach.“We are delighted with Emirates’ decision to introduce a fourth daily service from Gatwick to Dubai. The new service follows the strong performance of Emirates’ Dubai routes from Gatwick, with increasing demand from both business and leisure passengers, stated Stewart Wingate, Gatwick Airport’s CEO. “Emirates passengers expect the exceptional service and world-class facilities that Gatwick now provides. This fourth daily service to Dubai complements Gatwick’s growing network of long haul connections with over 50 global destinations flown to this year alone,” added Wingate.Customers on Emirates’ flights enjoy the famed hospitality of its multi-national Cabin Crew, including over 2000 British nationals, as well as gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system. With more than 2500 channels of on-demand entertainment, from movies, television programmes, games, audio books, and music from around the world, ice has been named the world’s best inflight entertainment system by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years. As with all Emirates flights, passengers also enjoy generous baggage allowances: 50kg in First Class, 40kg in Business Class, and 30kg in Economy Class.Passengers travelling in premium cabins from Gatwick Airport will enjoy a brand new, exclusive drop-off zone for Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service where porters will assist with their luggage. Emirates also operates a dedicated lounge for First and Business Class passengers which was recently refurbished.Starting 1 October 2016, EK 023 will depart Dubai at 0950hrs, arriving in London at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK 024, will leave London at 1650hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0240hrs the next day. The early morning arrival will enable seamless connectivity to key destinations in the Middle East, West Asia and the Far East.With an additional daily cargo capacity of nearly 20 tonnes in each direction, Emirates SkyCargo helps connect customers in the UK with cities around the world. Top exports include perishables, construction equipment, electronics and automotive and aircraft spare parts. SkyCargo also operates a dedicated freighter service to London Heathrow twice a week. Based on a study conducted by Frontier Economics, Emirates’ current operations in the UK have an economic impact of more than £2 billion on the UK’s GDP and support over 29,700 jobs in the country. Fly EmiratesSource = Emirates Airlinelast_img read more

Dear Catherine More and more film festivals are p

first_imgDear Catherine,More and more film festivals are popping up these days so the choice for movie enthusiasts is ever growing. Let’s take a look at some of the best options:FranceThe best-known and one of the longest running film festivals in Europe is Cannes, held every March in the south of France. Why is it so famous? Because it attracts the biggest names in the global film-making industry who gather in the glitzy seaside town for parties, lavish frock-wearing and networking. They attend the event to secure film financing, sell films, showcase lesser-known works, and fight over the plum prize, the Palme d’Or, which was last year won by ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’, from the equally unpronounceable Thai director, Apichatpong Weerasekathul.This year the festival will run from May 11-22, and the opening film is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, while the judging this year is led by the legend, Robert de Niro.If you’re thinking of going, you’re already far too late to bag a decent place to stay close to the action. I’d suggest looking in the neighbouring Riviera towns of Antibes or Juan le Pins, or better still, in Nice, a half-hour train ride away. In Nice I can recommend Le Grimaldi, a hotel you could call quaint, or possibly even out-dated, but definitely characterful. The cheapest rooms are sold out on many of the festival days but you may be able to cut a bargain with the reservations manager if your French is up to scratch. Expect to pay at least E120 per night. USADe Niro is also sure to be a fixture at the Tribeca Film Festival, which he helped to launch, and held its first event in spring 2002. The festival, in the eponymous New York district off Broadway, was founded to revive the fortunes of Lower Manhattan in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival celebrates film, music and culture, and has spurned a permanent Tribeca Cinema on Varick Street and a Tribeca Film distribution company. The remit is to support both established and emerging directors. This year it takes place between April 20 and May 1 and includes talks, screenings, awards, exhibitions and a whole programme for families. The big brother to Tribeca is the New York Film Festival on September 30 to October 16 this year. Expect screenings, panel discussions, including a chance to question directors, and inclusion of experimental and Avant Garde movies.There’s plenty of choice of places to stay because Manhattan is your oyster – I recommend the SoHotel, which costs from £95 a night. It’s a historic hotel dating back to the late 1700s in the trendy Lower East Side district, which is full of cafes and quirky shops. Also try the 141-room Thompson LES. It has a buzzing bar and restaurant, Above Allen, with stunning rooftop views, a Chinese restaurant called Shang, and best of all, an outdoor pool. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, toiletries by C.O. Bigelow (a fashionable NY brand), flat-screen televisions and iPod docks, and cost from £230 a night. ItalyVenice loves a festival, and none is more glamorous than its annual Film Festival. This year, the 68th, is on August 31 to September 10 at Venice Lido. The Festival pips Venice to be the world’s oldest festival, dating to 1932, and showcases new releases but also homages to prominent industry figures and iconic cinema. The full programme will be announced in July, and will include screenings throughout the city in historic venues such as Palazzo del Cinema and the Sala Perla at the Palazzo del Casinò.The hotels on the Lido, an island sandbar opposite the main island of the city, tend to be very expensive and get booked up well ahead, but there are plenty of options in the city and you can reach the Lido by ferry or the smaller water bus (vaporetto). As for hotels elsewhere in the city, a couple of good options are San Cassiano, a former artist’s home with a plum position on the Grand Canal. Rooms cost from £60 a night, and can be a little “fussy” in the decor stakes, but anything understated just wouldn’t be Venetian. Also check out Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo close to the Rialto bridge, with its own grand marble bridge entrance and just ten bedrooms. It’s another glitz-fest of gold and chandeliers, but the location is unbeatable and rooms cost from £100. CanadaThe Toronto International Film Festival is another celeb-fest of premieres and galas. Every September the Canadian city’s most famous occupation, ice hockey, is eclipsed by the arrival of the world’s movie elite. It’s September 8 to 18 this year and includes a short film and student film showcase as well as workshops, talks, tours and Q&A sessions with actors and directors. There’s also Talent Lab, an intensive four-day workshop for promising filmmakers who are looking for expert mentoring.The Drake Hotel, a self-titled “hotbed for culture” is surely the best place to stay for the festival – just book ahead to ensure you get a room. The hotel has 19 characterful bedrooms, plus a popular sushi bar, live music venue, cafe, urban vegetable garden, general store and roof top terrace. Rooms cost from £125 a night, but will sell out fast.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map As a film lover, I’m really keen on getting myself to a film festival or three this year. Where are the best film festivals to go around the world?Catherine, Shropshire RelatedShow-stoppers: 11 film locations from future blockbusters in 2017Fancy a holiday with a claim to fame? From the craggy coastline of Ireland to the cave-dotted bays of Vietnam, this year’s biggest movies are wanderlust-inducing epics. Here are just a few of the breathtaking destinations guaranteed to hog the limelight in 2017.7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!12 unmissable Edinburgh Festivals experiencesThe Edinburgh Festival Fringe may be over, but Edinburgh has many more exciting festivals coming up!last_img read more