India will cherish memory of Cuban leader Fidel Castro: Prez

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) India will cherish the memory of Fidel Castro, President Pranab Mukherjee said today as he condoled the passing away of the revolutionary Cuban leader.President Castro was a friend of India. The people of India admired him for his struggle for the liberty and progress of his people, Mukherjee said in a message to Raul Castro Ruz, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the Republic of Cuba.”It was with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of your brother and Former President of Cuba, President Fidel Castro Ruz, Leader of Cubas Revolution. Please accept my heartfelt condolences,” the President said.India was among the first countries to recognise Cuba after the success of his 1959 Revolution. Under Castros charismatic leadership, Cuba made commendable achievement, particularly in the fields of education, health, bio-technology and sports, he said.”He has long been a towering figure on the world stage, including at the helm of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).”We shall always cherish President Castros personal contribution to the close relations between India and Cuba. Memories of President Castros visit to New Delhi for the NAM Summit in 1983 are still fresh in our minds. India mourns with the people of the Republic of Cuba,” Mukherjee said.People of India will cherish the memory of this revolutionary leader whose ideas and action not only inspired his people or people of Latin America but people all over the world who want to break the tyranny of the system and want to express freely their views, the President said in a televised address.advertisement”He had true personal relationship with former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.”As leader of the NAM, Fidel Castro made immense contribution and worked with India side-by-side. Since the success of his revolution in Cuba in 1959, India was one of the first countries to recognise diplomatically Cuba after the revolution,” Mukherjee said.The communist idol, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, died at age of 90.Cubas government has announced that Castros ashes would be interred on December 4 in the eastern city of Santiago, the birthplace of his revolution. PTI AKV KISlast_img read more

Jets’ Richard Awaits Suspension Call

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sheldon Richardson is eager to find out when he’ll be able to play this season.The New York Jets defensive lineman has already been suspended the first four regular-season games by the NFL. He’s awaiting word on if he’ll have to sit out a few more.“When I get the date of when I actually can return, then I can actually start moving forward,” Richardson said after practice Aug. 26. “Until then, it’s just going to be a cloud over my head.”Richardson was suspended July 2 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He could face an additional suspension from Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was charged with resisting arrest in Missouri on July 14 and not reporting it to the team — a possible violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.Richardson was in a high-speed road race in which he traveled up to 143 mph, and sped from police, who found a loaded gun in his car, which smelled of burnt marijuana. One of his three passengers was a 12-year-old boy.Richardson’s arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 31 in Missouri. He’ll remain with the team while his lawyers handle things, and remains confident he ultimately won’t face jail time.“I really don’t think it’ll go that far,” he said, “but we’ll see.”Richardson acknowledged that he’s anxious about his situation, and uncertain as to what to expect from Goodell and the league as far as a possible extension to his suspension.“That’s out of my hands, right there,” he said. “Whatever happens, happens. … I could go from four games to however long he wants to give me, so it’s pretty tough.”Richardson was the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year and played in the Pro Bowl last season. Because he’ll be sitting out at least the first four games, Richardson has been mainly working with the backups during training camp and in preseason games, while first-round pick Leonard Williams has gotten the bulk of the playing time with the starters.“It’s most definitely been a humbling experience,” he said about his situation. “I’ve just got to learn from it. I consider myself a humble guy off camera.”Richardson apologized to the organization and his teammates after the news of his arrest came out, something he withheld from even his parents until reports on the internet surfaced early in training camp.Several Jets players offered public support for Richardson, with many saying he was a good person who made a mistake and just needs to get his life situated.Richardson said the camaraderie of his teammates has been “comforting.” He added that after the first day following the news, he didn’t feel the need to keep saying he was sorry to his teammates.“They’ve been my teammates, same regular conversations,” he said. “They’re waiting on the verdict, just like I am, and waiting for me to get back and carry on.”During his suspension, Richardson will be able to work out at the team’s facility, but will not be allowed to practice.After first resisting the idea, Richardson agreed at his parents’ suggestion to undergo counseling through the team, which he said has been “somewhat” helpful.“I’ve just been learning things about myself,” he said, “dealing with life endeavors that have been hard for me to deal with, talking to someone outside my circle, little things like that.”Richardson considers himself a private person despite his sometimes loud and colorful personality on the field. Opening himself up during counseling hasn’t been difficult, though. And, he doesn’t feel the need to make drastic changes to his life.“Other than doing a bad mistake on one night, nah, not really,” Richardson said. “That’s the only thing I’d change. I’m pretty quiet off the field, honestly. I keep to myself, stay in my room, really, play video games. Regular person, except I just happen to be in the NFL.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus chief Paratici warns Man Utd off Allegri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici warns Man Utd off Allegriby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici is adamant Max Allegri is staying.The Italian coach has been mentioned as a candidate for the Manchester United job for next season.However, Paratici insists Juve are still counting on Allegri long-term.He said, “He is the best possible coach for Juventus and I think the team is also perfect for him.”They suit eachother because of their features. “His future for us is not in doubt.” last_img

Virat Kohli as captain the most important man in Indian cricket: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 15:04 IST Ganguly considers Kohli as the most important man in Indian cricket right now (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly took charge as BCCI President on WednesdayGanguly termed India as the best team in the world at the momentGanguly also said that that he will meet Virat Kohli on October 24New BCCI president Sourav Ganguly who took charge of his new role on Wednesday, tried to shift the focus from himself while terming India captain Virat Kohli as the ‘most important man’ in the country as far as cricket sphere is concerned. Holding his maiden press conference after assuming his new role, Ganguly reiterated that he will sit down with Kohli and support him in taking the country’s cricket forward.”I will speak to him tomorrow. He is the captain of India. He is the most important man in Indian cricket. I look at that way. We will support him in every way. He wants to make this team the best in the world. It’s a great team… the way they have been a fantastic side with the way they have played their cricket in the last 3-4 years. Yes, you can say they haven’t won the World Cup but you don’t win World Cups every time. Hopefully, we will support whatever he wants and ensure Indian cricket moves forward smoothly,” said Ganguly.On relationship with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri”I don’t what transpired with the CoA, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. Now with the new office bearers taking over, it will be properly discussed, there will be a mutual discussion. But be rest assured, we are here to make their life easier and not difficult. Everything will be based on performance. Performance is the most important thing and that’s what will decide the future of Indian cricket. As I said, Virat Kohli is the most important man in this context. We will be there to support him. We will listen to him. I have been a captain myself and I understand from that position. It’s mutual respect which will be there. Opinions will be there, discussions will be there and we will do what is best for Indian cricket,” added Ganguly.advertisementSourav Ganguly arrived at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday for the AGM. Notably, Ganguly filed his nomination for the role of BCCI president after the eleventh-hour drama earlier this month. He has been elected unopposed as the president of richest body in world cricket.Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the “Cooling-Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in office. Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).Sourav Ganguly is only the 2nd India cricketer after Maharaja of Vizianagaram to don the role of BCCI president. His nomination was validated by BCCI’s electoral officer N Gopalaswami last week.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow Virat Kohli Virat Kohli as captain the most important man in Indian cricket: BCCI president Sourav GangulyFormer India captain and new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has thrown his weight behind current skipper Virat Kohli as he fielded questions from reporters in his maiden press conference as the governing body’s chief.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

New Contracts for TRIYARDS

first_imgzoom TRIYARDS Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, secured two new orders in vessel construction and outfitting for two cruise liners, demonstrating the group’s versatility in the Marine industry. The total contract value of the work for the company and its partners is approximately $7.5 million.For the first contract, the group will be building the hull and installation of piping, electrical and mechanical system and equipment in a new build vessel, the Aqua Mekong cruise vessel.The 63-metre (approximately 205 foot) long vessel will undergo a period of nine months construction. The mocked up part of her 5-star outfitting and furnishing of luxurious cabins will also be carried out in TRIYARDS.The second contract is with International Shipping Partners, one of the world’s largest passenger ship management companies with its headquarters in Miami, Florida, and is for the upgrading of accommodation for the ‘Silver Discoverer’.The 103-metre (approximately 334 foot) long vessel with a gross tonnage of 5,218GT will undergo a 12-week refurbishment prior to her service entry in the last leg of 1Q2014. With this new instalment, the upgraded facilities on the ‘Silver Discoverer’ include a new gym, beauty salon, and expedition cabins. TRIYARDS, January 9, 2014 My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

VARIETYS 10 SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH RETURNS TO WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: “As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Variety‘s 10 Screenwriters to Watch, it’s clear that one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of the screenwriter,” says Steven Gaydos, Vice President & Executive Editor of Variety. “Whether it’s finding ways to rejuvenate and reinvent the big action franchise films or insuring the inclusion of fresh and diverse voices needed to fully explore the world around us, the screenwriter remains at both the beginning and at the center of the creative filmmaking process.”“The Whistler Film Festival is delighted to collaborate for the seventh consecutive year with respected entertainment industry authority Variety to honour their 10 Screenwriters to Watch class of 2018. With Variety showcasing the brightest and most promising writers of the year, the chance to meet and hear their stories first-hand makes this a must-attend event in Whistler for both film fans and aspiring filmmakers,” says Shauna Hardy Mishaw, Whistler Film Festival Executive Director. “We are also honoured to present the Canadian premiere of ON THE BASIS OF SEX from 2017 Variety 10 Screenwriter to Watch Daniel Stiepleman.”Writers who have appeared on the 10 Screenwriters to Watch list in years past include Oscar winners Jennifer Lee (FROZEN), Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS), Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and Julian Fellowes (GOSFORD PARK) as well as Emmy winner Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (THIS IS THE END), Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (DESPICABLE ME” 1 & 2), Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK), and Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER).Variety’s class of 2017 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Liz Hannah (THE POST); Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan (CHAPPAQUIDDICK); Hallie Meyers-Shyer (HOME AGAIN); Maggie Betts (NOVITIATE); Tracy Oliver (co-wrote GIRLS TRIP); Daniel Stiepleman (ON THE BASIS OF SEX); Dorothy Blyskal (THE 15:17 TO PARIS); Sarah Ruhl (MY LIFE ON THE ROAD); Samuel V. Franco and Evan Kilgore  (co-wrote KEEPER OF THE DIARY); and John Whittington (LEGO/BATMAN).Variety’s class of 2016 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Noah Oppenheim (JACKIE); Allison Schroeder (HIDDEN FIGURES); Luke Davies (LION); Celine Sciamma (MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE); Pamela Ribon (MOANA); Olivia Milch (OCEAN’S EIGHT); Kristina Lauren Anderson (CATHERINE THE GREAT); Jojo Moyes (ME BEFORE YOU); Todd Komarnicki (SULLY); and Jonas Cuaron (DESIERTO).Variety’s class of 2015 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Alice Winocour (DISORDER); Bryan Sipe (DEMOLITION); Emma Donoghue (ROOM); John Pollono (STRONGER); John Scott III (MAGGIE); Jon Herman (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON); Josh Golden (ROAD TO OZ); Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT); Mike Le (PATIENT ZERO); and Yared Zeleke (LAMB).Variety’s class of 2014 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Ben Schwartz (MAJOR!); Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer (LOOMIS FARGO); Chris Sparling (THE SEA OF TREES); Graham Moore (THE IMITATION GAME); Matt Charman (co-writer of SUITE FRANCAISE); Melissa Stack (THE OTHER WOMAN); Michael Starrbury (THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE); Phyllis Nagy (CAROL); Suha Arraf (VILLA TOUMA); and Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO).Variety’s class of 2013 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included American screenwriters Ned Benson (THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY); Lucinda Coxon (CRIMSON PEAK); Andrew Dodge (BAD WORDS); Kieran Fitzgerald (BAMBI); Morgan David Foehl (THE ASSET); Jennifer Lee (FROZEN); Barbara Marshall (THE EXORCISM DIARIES); Michael Mitnick (THE GIVER); Jonathan Tropper (ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO); and Canadian Elan Mastai (THE F WORD).Variety’s class of 2012 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included Katie Dippold (THE HEAT); Patrick Aison (WUNDERKIND); Reid Carolin (MAGIC MIKE); Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph (DRAFT DAY); Ted Melfi (ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS); Derek Connolly (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED); Bill Dubuque (THE JUDGE); Chris Terrio (ARGO); Kelly Marcel (50 SHADES OF GREY); and Ken Scott (STARBUCK).From November 28th to December 2nd, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition featuring fresh films from Canada and around the world, special guests, epic events, unique industry and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination. The Whistler Film Festival combines an international film competition with a focused Content Summit dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking in the digital age.WFF’s film lineup and schedule, and Content Summit schedule and guest lineup are now available at whistlerfilmfestival.com, and will be updated regularly.The Festival’s online box office at whistlerfilmfestival.com/tickets is now open for Film, Industry and Patron Passes as well as Ticket Packages. Individual film tickets go on sale on November 15. Exclusive air travel and ground transportation deals, as well as best accommodation rates from WFF’s 20 accommodation partners, are now available at whistlerfilmfestival.com/attend.The Whistler Film Festival is funded by the Government of Canada through Telefilm Canada, and by the Province of British Columbia and the Resort Municipality of Whistler through the Resort Municipality Initiative, is supported by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler, and is sponsored by Variety, Creative BC, Cineplex, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler, RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate, Encore Vancouver, Gibbons Whistler and the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.***The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Variety remains the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 112 years and counting. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded events and summits.In 2015 and 2016 Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS was awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 67th and 68th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards. “Actors on Actors,” an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook facebook.com/variety; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, Indiewire, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whistler, B.C. (November 7, 2018): The Whistler Film Festival (November 28 – December 2) is proud to host Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch for the 7th consecutive year. This year’s honoured screenwriters will share their personal stories and challenges related to succeeding in today’s film industry at an afternoon conversation on December 1 as part of WFF’s Signature Series as well as receive their coveted award at WFF’s Awards Celebration on December 2.Hosted by Canadian broadcast veteran George Stroumboulopoulos, festival goers will join this prestigious class of film scribes as they discuss tips and tricks for navigating the film landscape in 2018. The group will also share a behind the scenes look at their current and future projects during this intimate conversation.Variety’s class of 2018 screenwriters and notable credits include:Joe Robert Cole, BLACK PANTHERBryan Woods and Scott Beck, A QUIET PLACEAshleigh Powell, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMSJay Longino, UNCLE DREWElizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HADSofia Alvarez, TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFOREChristy Hall, DADDIOJac Schaeffer, THE HUSTLEMicah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster,  YOU ARE MY FRIENDCharlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, BLACKKKLANSMAN Twitterlast_img read more

Vancouver mayor chiefs heading to Ottawa next month to oppose Trans Mountain

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National News OTTAWA – The mayor of Vancouver is planning a trip to Ottawa early next month along with a delegation of First Nations chiefs to express their opposition to Kinder Morgan’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.Details of the trip are still being finalized, but APTN was told it’s scheduled for June 7 and Mayor Gregor Robertson is said to be one of the organizers of the delegation that includes the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. More details of the trip will be released June 3 in Vancouver.It’s not known if the delegation has secured time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but Robertson and chiefs are expecting to meet with “many MPs.” APTN requested an interview with Robertson but his staff said he wasn’t available. The National Energy Board conditionally approved the Kinder Morgan’s expansion May 19 with 157 conditions, including a requirement to account for and offset greenhouse gas emissions for pipeline construction.Kinder Morgan said the new condition will add millions of dollars to the project, but gives the company a chance to reduce its environmental footprint.Construction of the pipeline is expected to result in one million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.The Trudeau government is expected to make a final decision on project in December.If approved, the project would be completed by the end of 2019.Robertson has been critical of the expansion, along with many First Nations.The $6.8 billion expansion would nearly triple the existing crude oil pipeline’s capacity to 890,000 barrels per day between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C.”I am deeply disappointed w/ the NEB’s decision to approve Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion” @MayorGregor #vanpoli pic.twitter.com/me2Bmti65K— Van Mayor’s Office (@VanMayorsOffice) May 19, 2016Robertson said on May 19 that Vancouver has no faith the board’s conditions will prevent the “inevitable catastrophe” of an oil spill. “We see this as window dressing on a recommendation that is effectively a rubber stamp,” he said. “None of us had any confidence in this process all along.” Stewart Phillip, grand chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, was arrested in the fall of 2014 on Burnaby mountain for protesting Kinder Morgan and recently told APTN he “absolutely, without question,” is willing to get arrested again.“In many ways, (the) NEB decision will represent a call to arms to the multitude of groups and organizations that are vehemently opposed the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal,” Phillip said. “It will serve to exasperate and escalate an already volatile situation with respect to the grave concerns people have in regard to a catastrophic tanker spill or a mainline rupture along the route.”Attempts to reach Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, who has also been critical of the expansion, were unsuccessful.kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddress-with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2013 5:09 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,453.92 up 15.89 points):Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS). Oils and gas. Up six cents, or 0.30 per cent, at $19.82 on 14.3 million shares. The June crude contract rose 55 cents to US$96.16 a barrel, its highest price since April 2, according to FactSet data.Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B). Transportation. Up 11 cents, or 2.7 per cent, at $4.19 on 8.7 million shares.Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Down 34 cents, or 5.40 per cent, at $5.96 on 6.9 million shares.Second Wave Petroleum Inc. (TSX:SCS). Oil and gas. Up 15.5 cents, or 119.23 per cent, at 28.5 cents on 6.3 million shares.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT). Agriculture. Up 23 cents, or 0.54 per cent, at $42.80 on 5.5 million shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT): Oil and gas. Up 48 cents, or 5.05 per cent, at $9.99 on 4.3 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (967.38 up 2.70 points):Redhill Resources Corp. (TSXV:RHR). Miner. Down one cent, or 14.29 per cent, at six cents on 3.8 millon shares.TAD Mineral Exploration Inc. (TSXV:TJ). Miner. Up one cent, or 40 per cent, at 3.5 cents on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bell (TSX:BCE). Down 22 cents, or 0.46 per cent, at $47.34 on 585,855 shares. Consumers will get more content and Bell will play fair with its competitors, the company promised as it made a revised sales pitch to the CRTC seeking approval for its $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media (TSX:ACM.B) (unchanged at $53.75) that that was turned down last year. George Cope, chief executive of Bell parent company BCE Inc., said Monday the merger will be good for Canadians and the industry after a warning from the CRTC that the burden rests with Bell and Astral to prove its case.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down three cents, or 0.19 cents, at $15.74 on 2.9 million shares. Another analyst added his voice to caution about sales numbers for the new smartphone devices, and pulled back his sales expectations. Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley said Monday that sales of the phones on the BlackBerry 10 operating system are “mixed.”Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX). Up 20 cents, or 0.40 cents, at $49.80 on 49,961 shares. The private equity firm says it will pay US$950 million in cash to acquire business-to-business trade show operator Nielsen Expositions. The purchase, from an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), is expected to close in the second-quarter.Wi-LAN Inc.(TSX:WIN). Up 15 cents, or 3.66 per cent, at $4.25 on 420,004 shares. Panasonic Corp. has signed a multi-year agreement for Wi-LAN’s digital TV and display patent portfolio, including the patent licensing firm’s V-chip technology. The Ottawa-based company did not disclose financial and other terms of the agreement in making the announcement Monday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more

ATT mobile data throttling rules kick in tomorrow

first_imgYou’ve known it was coming for quite some time, and now the dreaded day is finally upon you. If you’re among AT&T‘s most data-hungry cellular users, you’re about to feel the pinch.Back in July, the company announced that it would begin throttling the top 5% of its wireless data users in an effort to keep things running smoothly for the other 95%. It’s that small minority of users who have caused overall data usage to balloon to levels more than 8,000 times what they were in 2007. That might not really be a fair comparison by AT&T really, since the period referenced was just before the original iPhone had launched.Like it or not, the throttling rule kicks in tomorrow. Go beyond 2.5 gigabytes of mobile data and AT&T will kneecap your downloads to 256KB/s for an entire billing cycle — to make sure you’ve gotten the message.AT&T isn’t alone, either. Other carriers like Virgin Mobile (update: Virgin won’t flip the switch until 2012) and Verizon have previously said that they’d also be implementing similar policies. These carriers claim that, with the “average” mobile user consuming less than 500MB of data each month, it’s unfair that a handful of users put so much strain on the system and bog the network down.It’s also not fair to their bottom line, which is ultimately the real concern. The meteoric rise of mobile internet use is placing ever-increasing demands on networks, and that means carriers need to invest more money in bigger, better hardware. That is, of course, unless they can implement a system like this that lets them coast along just a little longer without upgrading their existing infrastructure.More at Electronistalast_img read more

Ubuntu 1110 Oneiric Ocelot is now available

first_imgReleasing a new version of an operating system every 6 months may sound like a hard target to hit repeatedly, but Canonical is proving they can do it, and introduce worthwhile new functionality with each new version. Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot is no exception, and as of today you can download it for free, of course.The buzzwords surrounding 11.10 seem to be integration and refinement. 11.04 was a controversial release mainly due to the introduction of the Unity user interface, which not everyone loved. This release sees that interface refined.Cosmetically, there’s a new login screen, the two default themes have been updated, and 14 new wallpapers have been included. In terms of interaction, the Dash has been switched to opening via an icon and the color used for the launcher depends on your wallpaper–it changes to better fit with whatever the color tone is, which is a nice touch. The desktop is also easier to bend to your will with new workspace switching options and updated Alt-Tab switcher. Users will also notice the windows controls are now hidden by default, something that may prove to be a sticking point for some like the new scrollbars were.Performance has also been improved for the interface and users should see a noticeable improvement in the time it takes to load both apps and results. There’s also new filtering options built into the Dash’s search-driven interface that when combined with Lenses make finding anything easy and very fast.Speaking of Lenses, Ubuntu’s take on organizing related information and search results in a single window, 11.10 has a new addition. Ubuntu is staking its claim on your music library and hopefully music buying too. A Music Lens is now included listing all the music you already have, but it also allows you to search and purchase new music through the Ubuntu One Music Store.In fact, Ubuntu One has come to the forefront as a major feature and part of the Ubuntu experience in recent months. Windows support has been added, and now we have a music streaming account for access on either an iOS or Android device. It’s Ubuntu’s cloud music service as well as a file storage solution.Ubuntu One is also taken advantage of for the integrated backup solution Deja Dup. You can set it up to place backups on a hard drive, but also use space on Ubuntu One instead, which may make sense to avoid hard drive failures, but could use up most of your storage allowance.Other improvements include the Software Center, which has also seen the benefit of new filtering options, a new toolbar, and a layout rethink, all to help make finding new apps much easier for the end user. Another nice feature is the ability to sync your installed apps across multiple machines using OneConf.As for what you get as default apps, Firefox is the web browser of choice, Thunderbird becomes the preferred email application, and LibreOffice takes care of the office suite. Images are handled by the Shotwell app, and entertainment is handled by the Banshee music player and Totem movie player.Overall, this looks to be the best version of Ubuntu yet for existing users and those considering the jump from Windows or Mac. If you’re still not convinced then check out the official tour of the new OS in your browser. Otherwise, head on over to the official Ubuntu website and get download the 695MB ISO.More at Canonical and OMG! Ubuntulast_img read more

Two leading charities Oxfam Ireland and GOAL enter into merger negotiations

first_img Image: Tim Ockenden PA Wire/PA Images/GoalGlobal.org via An international aid charity Short URL 14 Comments Feb 14th 2017, 7:04 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland http://jrnl.ie/3239799 Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 7:04 PM Share10 Tweet Email4 Image: Tim Ockenden PA Wire/PA Images/GoalGlobal.org via An international aid charity By Ronan Smyth 8,370 Views TWO LEADING IRISH charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, are entering discussions surrounding a possible merger of the two organisations.The move comes after the boards of both organisations agreed to explore the possibility of an amalgamation into what could become a global development agency called Oxfam GOAL.If the plan goes ahead the new agency will be headquartered in Ireland.It is not yet known whether there will be job losses between the two organisations, but it is believed that there may need to be a reduction in staff numbers to avoid duplication of positions.Oxfam Ireland chief executive Jim Clarken said, “We are very excited by the prospect of a successful merger. GOAL’s action-oriented approach and first responder ethos is core to their DNA and has saved millions of lives.Oxfam’s approach of practical action and people-led response, challenging the structures and systems that keep people locked in poverty, has led to real change across the world. Bringing our organisations together will increase our scale, which means we can deliver greater impact for people in poverty and in crisis.Commenting on the proposed merger, GOAL general manager Celine Fitzgerald said, “In looking to its future, GOAL has assessed the merits of continuing as a standalone entity or achieving a step change in scale and impact in the delivery of humanitarian support and advocacy.“A merger with Oxfam would create a strong organisation in Ireland with a true global reach, saving and changing the lives of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people on our planet for the better.”According to one source, GOAL started looking at its options last autumn and began talking to Oxfam which has since progressed into formal negotiations.If the merger is to go ahead both organisations will continue with their respective aid plans while ‘assessing how to combine the best of both organisations to increase the overall reach and impact of resources and programmes.’Clarken added, “As we begin a robust due diligence exercise and examine the possibility of a merger over the coming weeks, I’d like to assure our donors and supporters that we will continue with our life-saving and life-changing work as normal.”Last month, GOAL announced 25 redundancies across its office in Dublin and London. The charity said at the time that the redundancies were necessary due to a ‘tighter funding environment’ while aiming to prioritise their relief efforts.Both organisations have a history of working in Ireland. This year, GOAL is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Ireland and Oxfam has been operating in Ireland since the 1950s.It is believed that if the merger is to go ahead, the process could take up to a year to complete.READ: ‘We’ll be here as long as it takes’: Striking Tesco workers say they’re in it for the long haulREAD: Proposal to redraw Waterford – Kilkenny boundary ‘will leave a very bitter taste’last_img read more

Watch Crocodile Snatches Anglers Catch in Australian National Park

first_img A hungry crocodile surprised an angler when it decided to snatch her catch of the day near a river bank in Australia.In a video shared on Facebook, a woman is fishing in Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia. Once the woman hooks the big fish on her line, her partner comes over with a net. However, when the duo try to secure the barramundi, a saltwater crocodile comes out of the water and “steals” the fish. Both people get scared and run away from the enormous reptile while it chows down on its meal. Stay on target Cahills Crossing is a popular fishing spot in Kakadu National Park and frequented by locals and tourists, Fox News reported. Even though Cahills Crossing seems like a beautiful spot, it could be risky to go there due to crocodile-infested waters.Located on the East Alligator River in Australia’s Northern Territory, Cahills Crossing is one of Australia’s most dangerous water crossings, News.com.au noted. In 2016, Australian rangers conducted a survey of the East Alligator River and determined there were 120 crocodiles in a 3.73-mile stretch south of Cahills Crossing. Humans have also died at the spot, including a 40-year-old man who was killed by a crocodile while fishing with friends in 1987.Despite warning signs and the risk of crocodile encounters, people still visit Cahills Crossing, including the people in the video. The NT Crocodile Conservation and Protection Society slammed the pair for endangering the crocodile and didn’t believe that the giant reptile “stole” the fish from them.“[They] definitely did not try to stop the croc taking it. [They] literally got the croc on the ramp and left the fish sitting there for him! Oh, and now the croc has a lure in his stomach,” the NT Crocodile Conservation and Protection Society wrote on Facebook. “It is a federal crime to interfere with, or feed crocs. What’s worse is … [they] are teaching the croc if he comes up on the ramp as a fish is caught the fishermen will let him have it.”More on Geek.com:Man Finds Surgical Plate in 15-Foot Crocodile’s StomachGinormous Python Devours Entire Crocodile in Horrifying Swamp PhotosWatch: Crocodile Crawls Into Boat in Miami, Evades Wildlife Officialscenter_img Man Finds Surgical Plate in 15-Foot Crocodile’s StomachHere’s How This ‘Croc Whisperer’ Is Protecting Jamaica’s Largest Predator last_img read more

Police Investigate a number of firearm related offences

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are conducting an investigation into two reports of Aggravated Burglary and a robbery that occurred on Providenciales between last night and earlier this morning (Friday 27th January 2017).Around 8:09 pm on Thursday 26th January, police responded to the Quality Supermarket in Blue Hills, where the complainant was met and told officers that he was walking on his way home when two males wearing black clothing with gloves and brandishing a black handgun held him up and demanded his belongings.   The culprits made off with one phone, a small amount of cash, a wallet containing identification cards and a gold chain with a pendant.  A search was made in the area for persons fitting the description but no one was found.Police responded to an Aggravated Burglary Report in the Grace Bay area around 3:21 am this morning, they met the victim who stated that she was awakened by three males in her home, one pointed a gun at her while the others ransacked her home.   The bandits got away with a red wallet containing bank debit cards, along with a small undisclosed amount of cash and a Black Nokia cellphone.Also this morning at 3:51 am, police responded to a home in the Long Bay area to a report of another Aggravated Burglary.   The complainant told police that four (4) males came into her home; one of them held her up with a gun while the others search her bedroom.  The culprits took a handbag containing a Notepad, wallet with bank debit cards, Driver’s license, other ID’s, a small undisclosed amount of cash, a black Movado watch, one white Ipad and a gold bracelet.   Officers did a search in the area and found a red wallet that was reported missing from a previous report. The offenders escaped in the victim’s light blue 2002 Toyota Progress car.   The vehicle was later found in the Gracebay Village.Anyone with information surrounding the offences above, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews # Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Downtown food pantries target changing face of hunger on Vancouvers west side

first_imgONE LIFE RE-OPENINGo Open for business: 2 p.m. Sunday, and Sundays thereafter.o “Grand” opening celebration: noon, Saturday, March 15. Food and games, but no food boxes will be distributed.o Where: 1801 Daniels St.o What it is: One Life is a one-visit-per-month food pantry that’s open on Sunday afternoons, beginning at 2 p.m., to those who qualify. You must sign up in person no later than 2:30 p.m. on Sunday to take a pantry “shopping trip.”o Facts: In 2012, One Life provided emergency food boxes for approximately 2,700 households and 10,200 individuals. Approximately 39 percent of One Life’s clients are children.o Call: 360-904-1273.o On the Web: welcometoonelife.comFISH OF VANCOUVERo Current location: 551 W. 14th Street, St. Paul Lutheran Churcho Proposal: Leave current location in St. Paul church, buy commercial building at 906 Harney St.o Challenges: Raising approximately $500,000, securing City of Vancouver approval.o What it is: A one-visit-per-month food pantry that’s open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays to those who qualify.o That name: FISH stands for Friends in Service to Humanity. The name “FISH of Vancouver” confuses enough people that a subtitle has been adopted: Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver.o Facts: About to celebrate its 45th anniversary, FISH moves approximately 2,000 pounds of food through its doors every weekday. In 2013 it provided food boxes for nearly 23,000 households and 61,000 individuals. That’s a 19 percent increase from 2013.o Contribute: Call 360-573-7027 or visit the website.o On the Web: fishvancouver.orgHunger has soared on the west side of Vancouver since the beginning of the Great Recession, according to George Kaufer, president of the downtown food pantry FISH of Vancouver.last_img read more

Woman arrested for allegedly attacking passenger with stiletto yelling gay slurs

first_imgMoody surrendered to police at the Miami Beach Police Department and was given a felony battery charge with a $5,000 bond.“After negotiations with our detectives and her attorney, she surrendered this morning,” said Rodriguez.She spent less than eight hours behind bars and was released Thursday evening.Gonzalez and his attorney announced, Wednesday, that they will be filing a lawsuit against Moody and Lyft.“The fact of the matter is, once the attack happened, the driver had the ability to mitigate the damages,” said attorney Reynaldo Martinez. “He could have stopped the vehicle immediately and allowed Jose out of the vehicle, he could have called the police, which he did not.”According to the police report, the Lyft driver pulled over and removed Moody and her friend from the vehicle. The driver then proceeded to take Gonzalez home.Lyft has released a statement that read in part, “There is no place in the Lyft community for discrimination or violence of any kind. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we immediately deactivated the individual accused of this behavior.” MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a woman who they said attacked a passenger inside a Lyft ride and yelled gay slurs toward him.According to an arrest report, 24-year-old Sherry Moody was intoxicated and became angry when the Lyft driver refused to go through a drive-thru for food, Jan. 26.Once the driver picked up the victim, 57-year-old Jose Gonzalez, from Twist night club, police said, Moody yelled gay slurs.When Gonzalez responded, he said, that’s when Moody began to beat him with a cellphone and then her high heel shoe, all inside their shared Lyft vehicle.“It was a beating, it was close contact within a vehicle where he was in the front seat, and she was in the back seat and started just beating him with her high heel,” said Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez.Related: Man sues Lyft, claiming fellow passenger attacked him with stiletto, yelled gay slursPolice added that Moody then kicked Gonzalez in the head with a high heel shoe.“When I saw the blood, I start screaming, ‘I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding,’” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez’s attorney has called this incident a hate crime. “It’s about Jose, it’s about protecting the LGBTQ community, but it’s about protecting everybody who gets inside one of those vehicles,” Martinez said.Police said the attack was unprovoked, and the case has been referred to the State Attorney’s Office to determine whether a hate crime will be added to Moody’s charges.Gonzalez said he hopes that Moody has learned her lesson. “It’s not that much love that she has, and I feel sorry for her,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Report Alaska Falls Short on Curbing LBGT Discrimination In The Workplace

first_imgAn Alaska Pride flag. The image is based on a double-faced eagle design from Alaska before Russian contact. (Creative Commons photo by Mel Green)Last Wednesday, the University of California, Los Angeles, published a report on employment discrimination in Alaska based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Alaska is home to more than 19,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, according to a Gallup poll.Download AudioThe report, published by UCLA’s Williams Institute found that 17 out of Alaska’s 25 largest employers have corporate policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. At least 11 of them list gender identity as a protected class. Some of these employers include Providence Health and Services, Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.The report also cites a 2012 web survey on LGBT discrimination in Anchorage.According to the Anchorage survey, 44 percent of the respondents had experienced harassment and nearly a fifth had been turned down for a job or promotion. The survey found that transgender people are more at risk for housing and employment discrimination.The report found that straight male workers’ income was 30 percent higher than gay male workers.Christy Mallory co-authored the report, and says it took about a month to compile.The report predicts that if non-discrimination laws were expanded, approximately six complaints of sexual orientation or gender identity employment discrimination would be filed annually in Alaska.“So, six complaints is pretty low,” Mallory said, “that’s mostly because there’s a smaller population in Alaska than many other states.”Mallory says their reports focus on the 28 states that don’t offer LGBT legal protection in the workplace.In a 2011 poll, nearly 80 percent of Alaskans said Congress should pass a law to prohibit LGBT employment discrimination.In 2002, Gov. Tony Knowles issued an administrative order protecting state employees from employment discrimination and harassment. There are no restrictions on the private sector.Neither the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights or the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission processes discrimination claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But the Williams Institute says that this discrimination does take place, citing legislative testimony.Juneau Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl is drafting a city ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector, including public accommodations and housing. He says he decided to work on the ordinance after local residents discussed the issue with him.“The recent recognition of marriage equality in all 50 states is a wonderful step forward,” Kiehl said,” but some of these folks were particularly worried that a person could get married on Saturday and show off the photos and be fired on Monday.”Kiehl thinks broader discrimination protection would be better for everyone involved.“Those items being included would help us to make Juneau both a welcoming and prosperous community, as folks can live and work here based on their contributions.”Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz, a Republican, is sponsoring a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, requiring the state commission to handle those complaints. Similar bills have failed twice before.last_img read more

NCST directs TTD to fill ST backlog jobs

first_imgTirupati: National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) on Tuesday directed TTD to implement the rule of reservation in its Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC). NCST Chairman Nand Kumar Sai along with Commission members held a meeting with TTD top officials including Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, Joint Executive Officer P Basanth Kumar, Tirumala Special Officer AV Dharma Reddy, Chief Vigilance and Security Officer Gopinath Jetti on the implementation of rule of reservation in TTD and also in its wings including the satellite TV channel. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us In the official review meeting, the Commission chairman found that the rule of reservation of was not followed in the appointments made in TTD and wanted the TTD to adhere to reservation rule and take steps for filling up the backlog posts in SVBC. Chairman also found that the backlog posts for STs also remaining unfilled in TTD and directed EO to take immediate steps for filling up the ST backlog posts in TTD. Nand Kumar also urged the TTD to allocate its shops in Tirumala and other places to the members belonging to Scheduled Castes for self-employment. He also sought Hathiramji Mutt to allot its shops to ST Community also. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us It is pertinent to note that National Commission for Scheduled Castes also earlier pulled up the TTD for its failure in ensuring rule of reservation in the appointments in SVBC. Expressing displeasure on SVU authorities for the long delay in filling up ST backlog posts in the university, he wanted them to take required steps to fill the ST backlog posts including teaching and non-teaching in the university. Advertise With Us Kumar patted the TTD management for maintaining its temples including the famed Tirumala Venkateswara temple well and urged its to make renewed efforts to promote spiritual values, our culture and tradition. Earlier, Kumar and Commission members had darshan of Lord Venkateswara. Later, speaking to media on the hill he welcomed the Centre scrapping Article 370 paving the path for the total integration of the State of Jammu and Kashmir with Indian Union. He said the scrapping of Article 370 also lay the path for implementation of the rule of reservation in that State benefitting the downtrodden communities including SCs and STs. Commission members, district tribal welfare officials and others were present.last_img read more

Hasina wins Gopalganj3

first_imgBangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka on 30 December, 2018. Photo: AFPAwami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina was unofficially declared elected in Gopalganj-3 constituency in the 11th general election on Sunday, reports UNB.Sheikh Hasina bagged 229,539 votes while her nearest rival SM Jilani of BNP polled 123.Returning officer Mokhledsur Rahman Sarkar announced the unofficial result around 8:00pm.last_img

How the world sees US withdrawal from Iran deal

first_imgUS president Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, on 8 May 2018, in Washington. Photo: APUS president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal prompted furious reaction in Tehran, regret in Europe and cheers from Israel and Saudi Arabia.The following is a selection of reactions from around the globe to Trump’s biggest foreign policy move since taking office:‘Psychological warfare’“This decision was an act of psychological warfare against Iran.”     •      Iranian President Hassan RouhaniUranium enrichment to resume?“I have instructed the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation to take the necessary measures for future actions so that, if necessary, we can resume industrial enrichment without limit.”•      RouhaniStay the course“Stay true to your commitments as we will stay true to ours and together with the rest of the international community, we will preserve this nuclear deal.”•      European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini‘Regret’“France, Germany and the UK regret the US decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake. We will work collectively on a broader framework, covering nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic activity and stability in the Middle East, notably Syria, Yemen and Iraq.”•      French president Emmanuel Macron, on Twitter, referring to the Iran deal by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action‘Disappointed’Moscow is “deeply disappointed by the decision of US president Donald Trump to unilaterally refuse to carry out commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.”•      Russia’s foreign ministry‘Instability’“The unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal is a decision that will cause instability and new conflicts.”•      Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on TwitterBreaking commitmentDamascus “strongly condemns the US president’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, which shows once again that the United States is not honouring its commitments and international agreements.”•      Syrian foreign ministry source quoted by the official SANA news agency.Compliance“I call on other JCPOA participants to abide fully by their respective commitments under the JCPOA and on all other member-states to support this agreement.”•      UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres‘Bold decision’“Israel fully supports President Trump’s bold decision today to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran.”•      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuSupport from Saudi“The kingdom supports and welcomes the steps announced by the US president toward withdrawing from the nuclear deal… and reinstating economic sanctions against Iran.”•      Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry‘Misguided’“The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working… That is why today’s announcement is so misguided… I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake.”•      former US president Barack Obama, whose administration brokered the 2015 deallast_img read more