Grassy Narrows and Ontario government still at odds

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe First Nation community of Grassy Narrows in northern Ontario is objecting to a statement put out by the provincial government saying both sides are working together.Many don’t buy into this statement that has to do with clear cutting and efforts to clean up their territory.For decades Grassy Narrows has been plagued with poisoned water.APTN’s Donna Sound explains some in the community believe the province is misleading Ontarians.last_img

Crews Continue to Clean Up Hydrochloric Acid Spill Near BCAB Border

first_imgTUPPER, B.C. – Crews continue to clean up a hydrochloric acid spill near the B.C./Alberta border. On Thursday, a tanker truck and pup trailer ended up in the ditch with the pup trailer landing upside down. Initial reports suggested the tanker wasn’t leaking, but further investigation discovered over 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid had leaked.On Saturday, two vacuum trucks continued to remove hydrochloric acid at the vehicle accident site. Environmental consultants built a dam at the mouth of the unnamed creek that was impacted, which flows into Albright Creek. A vacuum truck was stationed there overnight Saturday to remove any product that accumulates at the dam. A plan was created for flushing the product, collecting it and then disposing of it offsite. Flushing began on Monday, March 26th, 2018 and Environmental Emergency Response Officers (EEROs) are currently still on-site overseeing the cleanup. Both upstream and downstream of the mouth of the unnamed creek, water quality samples were taken at Albright Creek. Field screenings showed no pH spike in Albright Creek. An environmental consultant, ultimately hired by the spiller, will be preparing an impact assessment for the waterways that are potentially affected.last_img read more

Cong to sound Lok Sabha poll bugle from Modi’s home state

first_imgAhmedabad/New Delhi: The Congress is set to give final shape to its strategy for Lok Sabha elections at its working committee meeting in Ahmedabad on Tuesday and will sound the poll bugle from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, party leaders said.The day-long meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, assumes significance as it comes barely two days after declaration of poll schedule for the general elections. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Sources said the Congress is seeking to give a strong political message to the entire nation from the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, with the party leadership scheduled to hold a prayer meeting Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, followed by the CWC meet at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel national memorial there. The CWC meeting is being held in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. It was last held in the state at Bhavnagar in 1961. The party will also hold a public meeting in Adalaj in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat with the slogan of “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also likely to address this meeting in her first public rally after entering politics. Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who shot to fame by spearheading a quota stir in the state and is set to fight the Lok Sabha polls, will also join Congress at the meeting in presence of the party chief Rahul Gandhi. Besides giving final shape to its Lok Sabha election strategy, the party will demand answers from Prime Minister Modi and the BJP on what they call “failures” and “unfulfilled” promises of the government.last_img read more

Iceland Knocks out England out of Euro 2016

Nice – Iceland managed to continue their fairytale story at Euro 2016 by making it through to the last 8 after a 2-1 victory against England in their eight final match on Monday.England went ahead in the fourth minute when Wayne Rooney converted a penalty, but Icelanders Ragnar Sigurdsson (6th minute) and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (18th minute) gave Iceland the lead, and their colleagues defended bravely to earn the biggest win of their history.In the quarters, the small country (330,000 inhabitants) will play host nation France in Saint-Denis on Sunday. With MAP read more

Societys attitudes must change worldwide to stop genderbased violence say UN officials

The Executive Director of UN Women and chair of the event, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, described the wide array of abuses perpetrated against women and acknowledged global progress in passing laws to address gender-based violence. At the same time, she stressed that the most important focus of anti-violence efforts was on changing norms in societies in order to truly effect change.“Boys exposed to violence are three times more likely to use violence against their partner,” she said, noting that the effects of violence against women are felt from generation to generation. “We cannot change social behaviour in societies where overall attitudes and culture don’t change.”A comprehensive, multisectoral approach was needed, involving parliaments, civil societies and men and boys, among others, in order to ensure the effort “covers all bases,” she said. Currently, legislation existed but implementation remained “very weak.” Too many women still lacked access to justice, even if laws were in place, and she underscored the importance of zero tolerance in dealing with those who break the law and commit violence against women, as such an approach was essential to preventing its continuation.Failure to address societal norms meant legal changes were unable to have their desired impact and the stasis continued to erode the progress that passing of such laws was supposed to bring about.“When we talk about culture and norms, we are not just talking about traditional cultures as we understand them in rural areas and traditional societies,” she said. “It is also as in online culture, as in the entertainment business. Wherever [culture] is, it always seems to support violence against women.”Men are vital to changing the culture. Given their currently enhanced status in societies around the world, they were often “penholders,” holding the majority of positions as Heads of State, CEOs, religious leaders and other prominent positions. “A man must say – ‘I will not marry a child. I will not beat up a woman,’” she said, adding, “‘I will not accept a paycheque higher than my female counterpart.’ Then we’re talking. That’s what we’re calling for in ‘HeForShe’– extraordinary activities at all levels.”Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka went on to describe UN Women’s partnerships, notably with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), to develop robust, accessible services for women and girls and that theme was taken up by Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of that agency.He also underlined the importance of a holistic approach to eradicating violence and stressed the importance of working with men and boys. “The issue is about men as much as about women,” he said. “Education is the basis. If you bring up boys in the context of gender neutrality and parity, what you will get is a young man who will respect not just fellow boys but girls.”UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, Farhan Akhtar, was equally adamant about the need for major societal changes and the importance of education, particularly of boys. Calling for boys to be taught a redefined version of masculinity, he said they could then hope to evolve into the people society wants its people to be in the modern world.“Men have an important a role to play in this quest for a world without gender-based violence and discrimination as women do,” he said. “Laws and justice can accomplish a great deal but society has to change because it is society that breaks the laws.”The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, described the link between her work against sexual violence in conflict and broader efforts to tackle gender-based violence in societies.“A country that does not respect its women in peacetime will not prevent them in conflict,” she said, stressing that sexual violence does not occur accidentally in conflict situations. “It is planned and deliberate,” she stressed, adding that state militaries and police forces were often part of it. “The lower the status of women in society – the less education, the lower the economic opportunities – the more vulnerable they are to sexual violence when conflict breaks out,” she added, calling for a change to the system to ensure better protection of women and prosecution of violators. “Very little money is put aside to deal with the victims of sexual violence.” The panellists representing the UN system were also joined by ministers from Cambodia and Australia, who spoke about the practical efforts made in their countries to try to tackle the issue of gender-based violence, describing national action plans and the methodologies employed to see them through, and by civil society representative Arunadha Kapoor, who noted how much more willing women were today to discuss violence perpetrated against them. read more

TT mom grandson taken by wave in St Maarten

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIrma aftermath: Some Guyanese want to return home, while others will remain- CDCSeptember 19, 2017In “latest news”T&T teacher slain by relative during quarrelFebruary 27, 2018In “latest news”Caribbean braces for passage of Hurricane IrmaSeptember 5, 2017In “latest news” Pasqual said because communication services were disrupted on the island during Irma’s passage they had not been able to make proper contact with Salvary’s daughter.Another relative said they are now hoping they will get assistance to repatriate Salvary’s body to Trinidad for burial.“We don’t know how to go about it but we are trying to find out and it is our last wish for her (Salvary),” the relative said. (Trinidad Guardian) An Arima community last night paid their respects to a well-loved resident who lost her life trying to save her grandson from a massive wave during the passage of Hurricane Irma in St Maarten last week.Melan Salvary and her grandson Oliver, who both died when a massive wave swept them away in St Maarten during the passage of Hurricane Irma last Tuesday.Melan “June” Salvary, 54, and her grandson, Oliver Gedio both died when they were swept away by a massive wave as they fled from their home which had been torn apart by Irma’s heavy rain and powerful winds.Gedio’s tiny body was found last Wednesday along the coastline while Salvary’s body was found on Friday. Both bodies were said to be in a badly decomposed state.Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, Salvary’s youngest sister, Emily Pasqual, said Salvary, Gedio and other relatives were at their home at French Quarter when the house began to fall apart.“A wall of the house they were in crashed down and the entire structure began ripping apart. I heard that they attempted to go to another relative’s house that was close by and just before my sister reached a massive wave came up from the sea and swept she and her grandson away,” Pasqual said.Pasqual said the news had sent them into a “state of shock” and although preparations were under way at her home for last evening’s vigil, she wished deep down in her heart that they could have been still found alive.“My sister was a happy, go-lucky person who lived today for today and who did not have any kind of worry in this world,” Pasqual said.She added that over the past five years, Salvary has been frequenting St Maarten for vacations to spend time with one of her daughters, Daphne, and grandchildren who live there.“She would have usually spent weeks, sometimes two months there and come back home. This time she left Trinidad just over two weeks ago for another vacation.” read more

Continental adds to radial mining tyres range

first_imgTechnology company Continental is introducing two additional EM-Master E4/L4 radial tyre sizes to the market. “This for now completes our range of radial tyres for use on wheel loaders and dump trucks in particular for construction work and mining,” says Christian Luther, Product Line Manager Earthmoving at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST). “We are also collaborating intensively with our customers to further expand our portfolio to meet their needs and requirements.”The EM-Master is part of the ContiEarth portfolio, which was developed specifically for the construction sector. The tyre is ideally suited for articulated dump trucks (ADT), loaders and dozers and is available in two versions: The EM-Master E3/L3 has a normal tread depth and wide spacing between the blocks. This makes it the best tyre on soft ground. In comparison to the E3/L3, the EM-Master E4/L4 is ideally suited for hard and stony ground thanks to a greater block size with less spacing between the blocks and a deeper tread depth.The RDT-Master is also part of the ContiEarth series and was developed for rigid dump trucks (RDT). Thanks to its special deep tread design, the tyre offers high resilience, cut resistance and self-cleaning properties.The DumperMaster rounds out the radial tyre product range. The tyre has an all-steel radial carcass which ensures high load capacity with low heat build-up. This makes it ideally suited for transporting ore onto the conveyor belt or directly from mines to the surface on dump trucks. In addition, the tyre is well-suited for tunnel construction.last_img read more

Mitsubishi develops worlds fastest elevator for 632m Shanghai Tower

first_imgThe taller buildings get, the faster we need elevators to go so as to keep travel times at an acceptable level. It sounds ludicrous to have to worry about time spent in an elevator, but when you’re talking about buildings hundreds of meters tall, speed is essential.The latest structure to require an elevator system is the 632 meter tall Shanghai Tower in China. As far as I know, the fastest elevator to date is located in the Taipei 101 building and travels at 1,010 meters per minute. If that got installed in the Shanghai Tower, it would take all of 37 seconds to go from the ground floor to the top.Mitsubishi has been tasked with developing the elevator for the Tower, and it clearly wasn’t happy with 1,010 meters per minute. Its new elevator will become the world’s fastest when installed, as it travels at 1,080 meters per minute. That means the height of the Shanghai Tower can be traveled in just 35 seconds. In order to save those 2 seconds, Mitsubishi manages to cover 18 meters every second of travel. Although in reality that time will be extended for the speed up and slowdown phases so as not to fling the occupants of the elevator into the ceiling and floor.Developing an elevator capable of such speeds is no easy task. Mitsubishi had to come up with a new two-tier breaking system and use brake shoes made of ceramic capable of handling 1,000o Celsius temperatures. The shaft also required a new, stronger rope called sfleX-rope. It combines steel wire and plastic, and allows 85% more load to be handled under breaking while only increasing the weight of the rope by 18%. That additional weight is compensated for by a control cable that is much lighter than previous Mitsubishi elevators.Passengers aboard the Shanghai Tower elevator shouldn’t be able to feel any vibration during travel, and best of all ear popping will not be an issue. Vibration is removed via an active roller guide that counteracts any vibration that occurs. Pressure changes are nullified by an air pressure control system that adjusts the pressure in the elevator depending on your current location in the shaft.The Mitsubishi elevator system is set to become operational in the Shanghai Tower by 2014.via Tech-On!last_img read more

After switching 37000 PCs to Ubuntu French Armed Forces says open source

first_imgThe French Gendarmerie, a branch of the French Armed Forces in charge of public safety, has been a leader in moving away from proprietary software in recent years.Back in 2004 it decided to stop using Microsoft Office and embraced OpenOffice and the Open Document Format instead. That meant 90,000 PCs moved to OpenOffice, and 20,000 Office licenses were no longer needed. Then they moved to using Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird for email by 2006. And 2007 saw Gimp and VLC installed across the network.That move to open source software certainly saves money, but it only goes so far when it all runs on Windows. So the French Gendarmerie decided to go a step further and in 2008 began moving from Windows to Ubuntu. Initially 5,000 PCs were switched to Ubuntu in 2008, that went up to 20,000 by 2011, and currently sits at 37,000 Ubuntu PCs.The Gendarmerie says it will have 72,000 PCs moved over to Ubuntu by next summer, and they will continue to migrate because it saves so much money. And here’s the important bit: in their experience using open source software so far, the total cost of ownership falls 40 percent, which is massive when you are talking about tens of thousands of machines.The savings were revealed at the Evento Linux conference held in Lisbon last week. And unlike predicted costs, which Microsoft can claim are incorrect or not proven, the French Gendarmerie is talking from a point where they currently have 30,000 PCs transitioned to an open source solution, and have been running them for years.With such huge cost savings, it seems likely other companies and organizations will also at least consider making the move away from Windows. Windows 8 hasn’t exactly been well received, so when it comes time to re-license or upgrade, Microsoft may have more of a fight on its hands to keep key business customers.It’s also interesting to note how the French Gendarmerie handled this transition. They first moved over to open source applications before switching out the OS. That way their employees were used to the tools long before losing Windows, making for a much easier transition where Ubuntu fades into the background and “just works.”last_img read more

Incredible comparison chart lists almost every scifi starship in one image

first_img Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Flipboard When you only ever see science fiction spaceships floating through the cold vacuum of space, you kind of lose the sense of scale. The trend in recent years seems to be making these craft bigger and meaner with each incarnation.Are you interested in just how big we’re talking? Well, DeviantArt user Dirk Loechel has assembled a very useful chart showing the relative sizes of almost every spacecraft in major science fiction universes through 2013. It’s massive and incredibly cool.The JPEG is 3985 x 4158 pixels, so you’re only going to see a little bit of it at a time as you pan around to check out all the ships (each pixel amounts to 10 meters). Each ship on the chart is labeled with the name, sci-fi franchise it appears in, and total length indicated by available sources.You’ll come across old favorites like the Enterprise D and the Battlestar Galactica, but also craft you probably don’t give as much thought to like Warhammer 40k Cruisers and gigantic Halo Battleships.It’s striking just how huge some of these ships are. You might think of the Enterprise as a pretty big starship, but it’s got nothing on the Imperial Star Destroyer (642m vs. 1600m). In fact, almost all the Star Trek ships are tiny compared to those in other universes. The chart goes way in-depth too, detailing spacecraft from popular franchises like Star Wars that you’d only know about if you were deeply into the expanded literature (like the 17,500m Eclipse-Class Star Destroyer).The chart also illustrates the insane number of ships in the Warhammer and Eve universes — fully half the chart is dominated by these two. Eve also has some of the biggest ships around with several “Titans” at nearly 20,000m. However, the boring alien mothership from Independence Day is still the biggest one listed, but not by much.Check out the full image below. That should pretty much take care of the rest of your weekend. artsci-fispaceStar TrekStar Warslast_img read more

Morning Press Local history disappearing How do salaries stack up July events

first_imgWill the sunshine last through Fourth of July? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:Losing our history in Clark County?When the raze-and-redevelop movement called urban renewal hit Vancouver in the 1960s, ridding downtown of sagging behemoths that blocked the light of “progress” seemed like a fine idea.While nobody has ever done a definitive study of the results, Brad Richardson said, many dozens of family homes surely were demolished. The only one still standing up for the historical Esther Short neighborhood south and west of today’s park is the Slocum House, a Victorian gem that’s become city property.Learn more about the places that are disappearing and what is being done to preserve others.Weighing how salaries stack up in the Vancouver-Portland areaA strong economy is starting to put more dollars in the hands of local workers, but some occupations are paying better than others.last_img read more

Muzaffar Ahmeds body to be taken to Shaheed Minar at noon

first_imgMuzaffar Ahmed. File photoThe body of professor Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the Bangladesh government in exile, will be taken to the central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Saturday noon so that people from all walks of life can pay their last tributes to him, reports UNB.Then body of Muzaffar Ahmed, also a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be taken to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 1:30pm for his second namaz-e-janaza.He will be buried at Elahbad village of Debidwar upazila in Cumilla around 10:00am on Sunday.The 98-year-old veteran politician and the chief of National Awami Party (NAP) died under treatment at the ICU of Apollo Hospital around 7:50pm on Friday.Muzaffar, born on 14 April 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerrilla force of the Chhatra Union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer of Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.last_img read more

UPDATE Trump Meets Privately With Families Of Santa Fe Shooting Victims

first_img Share AP Photo/Evan VucciPresident Donald Trump talks with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, after arriving at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Houston.President Donald Trump spent more than an hour Thursday offering private condolences to some of the families affected by Santa Fe school shooting, the latest spasm of mass violence in a year marred by assaults on the nation’s schools.While Trump was in Texas, his newly formed school safety commission met outside Washington, part of the president’s chosen solution to combat the rising tide of bloodshed after his brief flirtation with tougher gun laws went nowhere.A White House spokesman said Trump was “moved” by the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, which left eight students and two substitute teachers dead. A student faces capital murder charges in the attack.“These events are very tragic, whenever they happen. And you know, the president wants to extend his condolences and talk about the issue of school safety,” spokesman Raj Shah told Fox News Channel.Trump, who at times has awkwardly embraced his role as the national comforter-in-chief, did not publicly share what he told the grieving families and local leaders during a meeting at a Coast Guard base outside Houston. Reporters were not permitted to witness the meeting, and the White House did not immediately identify the people with whom Trump met or what they discussed.“He’s the president of the United States, but he’s also a father. He’s also a husband, and he obviously understands what it’s like, you know, to love someone and then lose someone,” Shah said in the interview, adding that Trump approaches situations like these as a human being and a parent, not necessarily as a politician.“I think he just, you know, he talks to families, he listens and he wants to learn,” Shah said.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans, greeted Trump on the tarmac after he stepped off of Air Force One at a Houston military base. Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting took place.Trump then headed to a fundraiser at a luxury hotel in downtown Houston, the first of his two big-dollar events across Texas on Thursday. A White House official did not immediately respond to requests for details about how much money was to be raised, and who was benefiting, from the fundraising events.After 17 teachers and students were killed during a February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Trump said he would work to improve school safety, but has not called for new gun control legislation. He created a commission to review ways to make schools safer and named Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to chair it. The panel on Thursday was making its first field trip, to a Baltimore-area elementary school.Trump briefly strayed from gun-rights dogma after the Parkland shooting, but quickly backpedaled. Abbott, a Republican and a staunch gun-rights supporter, has called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems. He’s proposed a few small restrictions on guns since the shooting.Classes at Santa Fe High School resumed Tuesday for the first time since the shooting. Investigators say student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, carried out the attack with a shotgun and pistol that belonged to his father.As the Parkland students became vocal advocates for gun control, embracing their public positions as few school survivors had before, Trump quickly became a rallying cry for their anger. In Trump’s visit to Florida in the wake of the shooting, aides kept him clear of the school, which could have been the site of protests, and he instead met with a few victims at a local hospital and paid tribute to first responders at the nearby sheriff’s office.To this point, there has not been a similar outcry for restrictions on firearms from the students and survivors in deep-red Texas.Displaying empathy does not often come naturally to Trump, who has been criticized for appearing unfeeling in times of tragedy, including when he attacked a mayor in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a deadly hurricane and fought with a Gold Star military family.But there have been moments when Trump has displayed a softer side. On Wednesday, he reciprocated a hug from a 8-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy and attended a White House event marking legislation to give patients the right to try experimental treatmentsThat same day, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders grew emotional when, during the daily press briefing, she was asked by a young student journalist about what steps the administration was taking to safeguard schools.Before Thursday, Trump was most recently in the Lone Star State on May 4, when he attended the annual NRA convention and pledged that the attendees’ Second Amendment rights “will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president.”He also touted the administration’s “aggressive strategy on community safety” and mentioned armed guards, armed teachers, mental health and metal detectors, but did not mention assault rifles likes the one used in Parkland.last_img read more

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Featured in the GEMINI LXL are workflow improvements and the availability of a couch motion enabler. Streamlined workflow is also included for cardiac scanning, from easier cardiac gating setup and data storage to a cardiac alignment application which simplifies the process of cardiac re-alignment.The GEMINI LXL features new crystal and detector technology and is designed with enhanced sensitivity and higher image quality through reconstruction and image processing. It also enables improved accuracy with patient motion management due to its 4D PET/CT imaging capabilities.Modern crystals and detector technology used for the GEMINI LXL are engineered to improve image quality and lead to a faster output of scans. Not only can it be used for imaging in the oncology field but it can also be adjusted with various cardiac applications such as Emory Cardiac Toolbox and Cedars AutoQuant.High definition PET reconstruction and 4D PET/CT imaging, which is optional, are included to enhance the image quality, reconstruction and accuracy with patient motion management.The GEMINI LXL PET / CT scanner will be released in the second quarter of 2010.For more information: www.medical.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | March 11, 2010 New PET/CT Targets Radiology, Oncology Needs Technology | PET-CT | January 23, 2019 FDA Clears United Imaging Healthcare uExplorer Total-Body Scanner January 23, 2019 — United Imaging Healthcare (United Imaging) announced U.S. read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. 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King Juan Carlos says Spains economy is improving

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements ___Associated Press writer Luis Andres Henao in Santiago, Chile, contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – King Juan Carlos said Tuesday that Spain is going through the worse moment of its economic crisis but insisted government measures are working and the country is starting to recover.He spoke during a stop in Chile as head of a trade delegation to South America. It is his first major trip since he fell and broke a hip in April during an elephant-hunting trip in Botswana that angered Spaniards bearing the brunt of a deep economic crisis and crushing unemployment. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Check your body, save your life “We’re likely facing the toughest moment of the crisis and undergoing the most painful treatment so far,” he said at a news conference at Chile’s presidential palace.But The 74-year-old monarch said belt-tightening measures have worked and “things are beginning to improve, public accounts are in much better shape than a year ago, the trade balance is healthier and we’re starting to recover lost competitively.”Spain has seen its borrowing costs surge in recent weeks as investors worry the government’s public finances might be overwhelmed by the cost of rescuing banks holding huge amounts of soured property investments. Spain is struggling with an unemployment rate of more than 24 percent, with more than 50 percent of people under age 25 out of work.The country has become the focus of Europe’s debt crisis because funding the country, the euro zone’s No. 4 economy, would stretch the region’s finances to breaking point.During the news conference, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera reassured Spanish investors that deals will be respected in his country. Argentina’s government expropriated YPF, Argentina’s largest energy company, from Spain’s Repsol this year. Bolivia nationalized a Spanish-held company that owned most of the Bolivian electricity grid. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

Tourism New Zealand chief executive resigns

first_imgSource = Tourism New Zealand Tourism New Zealand chief executive resignsTourism New Zealand Chair Kerry Prendergast has today confirmed the resignation of Chief Executive Kevin Bowler after almost seven years leading the Crown Entity.Kevin leaves on 28 October 2016 to join Frucor Beverages Limited as its New Zealand CEO.Kerry says Kevin has transformed Tourism New Zealand into a high performing, digital-led, integrated marketing communications business with a clear mission and values that are shared by all its staff.“During his tenure, Kevin has reinvigorated the way the country is marketed, narrowing the organisation’s focus to people already ‘actively considering’ New Zealand and delivering significant value to the economy through the use of targeted digital media channels,” says Kerry.“He and his team have subsequently presided over some of the most extraordinary growth the industry has ever seen with visitor spend rising 25 per cent to $10.2b in the past twelve months alone.“Kevin joined Tourism New Zealand in January 2010 and led the organisation and industry through the recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes.“His time at Tourism New Zealand has been marked by the remarkable success of leveraging international attention gained from the Rugby World Cup and The Hobbit films; the inspiring approach to using international ambassadors in our promotion; expansion into new markets and sectors, and significant partnerships with aviation and digital media partners.“He ends his tenure having just announced Hollywood powerhouse James Cameron as the latest in a line of influencers who have thrown their voice behind the 100% Pure New Zealand campaign.“With the tourism industry delivering more value to the economy than ever before, Kevin leaves Tourism New Zealand is the best shape possible.“On behalf of the Board we wish to thank him for his work and commitment to success and wish him all the very best at Frucor.”Kerry says the Board will begin the process for replacing Kevin immediately with the first step being the appointment of an executive recruitment agency that will lead the search. Tourism New Zealandlast_img read more

Keralas Responsible Tourism initiative gets acknowledged at Polish Film Festival

first_imgButtressing the state’s position as a prime destination for Responsible Tourism, Kerala tourism has bagged a set of awards at FilmAT, one of the biggest international film festivals dedicated to tourism, art and ecology, in Poland.The state’s Responsible Tourism initiative won three gongs at the 11th edition of the festival held recently in the Polish city of Lublin, taking top honours for the ‘Best Promotional Social Campaign’ and in the ‘Protection of Nature’ and ‘Eco-Food’, categories for, respectively, the ‘New Worlds’ films ‘Sowing the Seeds of the Future’ and ‘A Taste of Life’.A fourth award, for ‘Best Editing’, was conferred on Kerala Tourism for the film ‘The Great Backwaters of Kerala’, which showcased life in and around the legendary backwaters.“Winning four awards at such a prestigious festival is a significant achievement for Kerala. It speaks to our commitment to realising the state’s potential for international tourism in a responsible manner – always with the best interests of the people and the environment at heart,” said A C Moideen, Minister for Tourism.Conceived and scripted by Stark Communications, and directed by Malayalam filmmaker Anwar Rasheed, the ‘New Worlds’ films are snapshot vignettes into one of the world’s best implemented Responsible Tourism campaigns.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The earmarked return of

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe earmarked return of service for Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection‘s Venice-based luxury ship River Countess has been pushed back a further two months. Originally scheduled to recommence operation this weekend after a collision with MSC Opera on 2 June, River Countess will now be out of action until early September 2019.Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s River Countess, after being struck by MSC Opera on 2 June 2019 in Venice | Image credit: AP Photo/Luca BrunoThe 130-passenger luxury ship, which is flagged to go into dry dock at the end of the year for a complete overhaul, is now expected to return to service on 8 September, operating from Venice to Milan.Uniworld CEO Ellen Bettridge said this week that, on final inspection of the ship, the damage was found to be more extensive than originally thought, requiring a longer time frame to repair.“We are as disappointed as our guests at having to cancel our remaining summer sailings aboard the River Countess, but with additional delays due to investigation by Italian authorities, we simply ran out of time to return her to her original condition,” Bettridge commented.Customers affected by the extended cancellation are being contacted by the Uniworld reservations team.“We have begun immediate outreach to our guests and travel advisor partners with this news and are offering options to rebook,” Bettridge remarked.Lead image: Photo credit: Luca BrunoGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

A big winner and big loser at Cyprus casino

first_imgThe most money won by a person at the Limassol casino in one stroke during a game of roulette was €500,000 while the biggest loser so far went home €130,000 poorer, it was revealed on Tuesday. Neither were Cypriot.The two open casinos in Cyprus now employ more than 700 people, the operator said during a media tour of the newly-opened Nicosia casino, which employs 135 people, while the remainder are employed in Limassol.The operators have also paid the government €6m in taxes to date since the Limassol casino opened earlier this year.The numbers were announced by Craig Ballantyne, head of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos at a press conference on Tuesday to introduce the Nicosia venue, which opened last week and is now hosting around 600 visitors a day.He also revealed that both the biggest winner and loser were playing roulette, a game known to have relatively good odds of winning. Though he was not at liberty to disclose the identity of these persons, he did say that in both cases they were foreigners.“We want people to win. Without winners we would not have players,” he said.He also revealed that the overwhelming majority of gamblers visiting the casino in Limassol were Cypriots at 84 per cent, with the remaining 16 per cent coming from 21 countries including Russia, Israel, Jordan, the Emirates and to a lesser extent China.Unlike in Limassol where it is open 24/7, the betting house in the capital will open from 3pm until 6am during the week and all day and night during weekends.This is because it is housed close to the University of Nicosia, Ballantyne said, as the company is about “responsible gaming” and tries to keep students from gambling when they are supposed to be studying.Only those aged 21 years old are allowed to enter. “Even if we think someone looks under 25 we will check their ID,” Ballantyne said.The responsible gaming does not extend to a ban on smoking in the building, and the owners blame the need to compete with casinos in the north, which are not regulated. However, it was said that the establishment’s ventilation system was so sophisticated that the smoke was barely noticeable even if someone smoked nearby.They also check if people change their behaviour. “The last thing we want is addicts or people threatening staff,” said the head of the casinos. Guests may be excluded or be asked to take ‘time out’, that is to return after a month or longer.In order to monitor what is happening, the Nicosia building has more than 100 cameras to cover all gaming positions, while the temporary Limassol casino has 402.The second casino is just one in a series of satellite gambling houses which are opening over the island.The opening of the Larnaca premises is planned for Friday.While the Nicosia building houses five tables and 50 slot machines, the Larnaca casino will have only slot machines. At the airport, it consists of two parts, an air site behind the duty free section with 28 machines and a land site before passport control with 22, Ballantyne explained.Paphos is next, and the Melco group is currently negotiating to finalise a deal for the site.Another casino in Ayia Napa will likely start operations after Easter 2019.All this is only part of the big plan. The first integrated casino resort, the City of Dreams Mediterranean, is expected to open its doors in 2021.Estimated to cost around €555 million, it will create 4,000 jobs during the construction period alone.The plans for the main building in Zakaki in western Limassol include a five-star hotel, suites and villas, while the four satellite casinos will remain in Nicosia, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Paphos.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more