first_imgStory Highlights The JIS, Kingston Public Hospital, the Donald Sangster Building at the Sangster International Airport, and the Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre will receive new systems. The systems are expected to result in a 49 per cent reduction in energy consumption for the entities. The contract, which has been awarded to Geddes Refrigeration Limited, is in the amounts of US$1.527 million, and $112.981 million. As the Government intensifies measures to improve energy efficiency in the public sector, Cabinet has approved a contract for air conditioning systems for four state entities.This involves the design, supply and retrofitting of efficient air conditioning solutions for the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Kingston Public Hospital, the Donald Sangster Building at the Sangster International Airport, and the Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, who made the announcement at Wednesday’s (November 20) Jamaica House press briefing, said that the systems are expected to result in a 49 per cent reduction in energy consumption for the entities.“Jamaica imports approximately 90 per cent of its energy needs, and energy efficiency and conservation are necessary tools in the drive to significantly increase value obtained from each unit of energy consumed,” Minister Falconer said.The contract, which has been awarded to Geddes Refrigeration Limited, is in the amounts of US$1.527 million, and $112.981 million.Minister Falconer informed that the contract will be funded from a loan agreement for an energy efficiency and conservation programme, which the government entered into with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2011.last_img read more

first_img Two Nova Scotians using the data in their business are Alastair Jarvis and his business partner Will Martin. They created WoodsCamp, an online tool that uses the province’s forest inventory data to match woodlot owners with loggers and markets for their timber. “Data-rich problem spaces are ripe for social enterprises whose job it is to find new business models to solve problems that governments don’t have the time or resources to take on effectively,” said Mr. Jarvis. “Making government datasets available to innovators invites experimentation and innovation that delivers impact.” Mr. Jarvis believes others will use open data as a foundation for innovation. To watch a video on how he uses the data portal in his work, click here, Nova Scotia launched the open data portal to give free, easy access to a wealth of government information. The portal was expanded several times over the past year to include data collections, high-resolution 3D maps and some information previously only available for a fee. The portal has received about 300,000 page views and 8,000 downloads. The most accessed datasets include public service information, historical vital statistics and environmental monitoring reports. The site has logged visitors from all over the world and more than 60 per cent of visitors return. Open data is just one way government is being more transparent. Earlier this year, Nova Scotia became the third province to start posting completed Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) requests online. Over the last few years, government has made other great strides in becoming more transparent by posting ministerial expenses, funding investments and creating forestry harvest maps. The website address is Nova Scotians are using data to create new opportunities and innovations while government continues to make more information available. Government is marking the first anniversary of its open data portal by making more than 50 new and refreshed data collections available to the public today, Feb. 7. This brings the total number of datasets publicly released over the past year to nearly 400. “The open data movement continues to grow in our province and our portal is a valuable tool many entrepreneurs, students and citizens can use to access information,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Nova Scotians are finding new ways to use data to innovate, solve problems and grow the economy.” The open data portal presents information in an accessible, easy-to-work-with format. Among the new datasets added today are: provincial immigration nominee program statistics, 2012-2015 community and family services program access African Nova Scotian family names No. 2 Construction Battalion nominal roll farm registrations Nova Scotia Museum locations funding programs, grants and awards employment service centre locations school boards and public school locationslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A criminal, who had been evading arrest since 2016, was arrested from east Delhi on Monday after a brief gunfight, police said on Monday. During the gunfight, the accused was hit in his left toe while a policeman was also injured, the police said. According to the police, the accused, identified as Arik Rehman, faces two murder cases, as well as cases under the Arms Act and others. “We had received specific inputs about the accused coming to meet someone in the Khajuri Khas area, following which a trap was laid. When the police spotted him, he was asked to stop but opened fire at the police, who fired back,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast, Atul Kumar Thakur. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items During the exchange of fire, a constable identified as Manoj was hit by a bullet in his left leg, while Rehman was also hit in his left toe while trying to flee. “The constable and the accused were taken to the GTB hospital where they are undergoing treatment and their condition is said to be stable. Rehman had been trying to evade arrest since 2016. He kept on changing locations to save himself. A case under relevant sections has been registered against him,” said Thakur.last_img read more

first_imgExpressing concern over the military assistance provided to Pakistan by the US, India conveyed its message to Washington over the rising military cooperation and resumption of military supplies. The State Department of the US approved a military assistance package of $125 million for the continued support of the F-16 programme. The Pentagon asserted that the military sales would result in the monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets in Pakistan’s inventory and not alter the basic military balance in the region. Pentagon’s decision comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s US visit that, as per his view, was successful in amending US-Pakistan ties. No matter how much cover the US provides for its decisions, the decision to aid Pakistan does not go down well within the Indian corridors. Just as Indo-US bilateral relations are brimming to be at their personal best, signs of reconciliation with Pakistan pose a serious threat to it. America should take cognisance of the fact that it is the very same F-16s that Pakistan deployed against India in February when the Balakot Airstrike happened and one of our pilots had crash-landed on Pakistan soil. Though the US maintains that proposed sale does not indicate any change in the US policy of maintaining a freeze in military assistance to Pakistan, there lies a suspicious perception towards the same. At a time when the US is leading the charge at the FATF’s meetings to see that Pakistan curbs terror funding and narrows down on terror outfits to avoid getting blacklisted, facilitating a $125 million military sales does not fit in the picture. Somewhere, it denotes America’s double standards. Recently, US President Trump had stated that he was offered an opportunity to mediate the Kashmir issue by Indian Prime Minister which was clearly denied by India. Citing the Lahore Declaration and Shimla Agreement as the norms as per which the issue is to be bilaterally resolved, India maintained a no-third-party interference policy. In fact, India looks up to the US as a strategic ally who can push Pakistan to a corner, like it has when FATF strictures are concerned and live up to its commitment to eradicate terrorism and terror funding in the wake of several terror instances in past times. But its military sales do not keep its commitments of cornering Pakistan in high regard. There may be another ambition that the US is pursuing with regard to its South Asia policy but clearly, that is not sitting well with India who sees US aid to Pakistan as highly concerning. There are concerns whether this military sale would result in an upgrade for Pakistan’s F-16s, further strengthening them. These concerns are not irrational for India who looks at US’s aid to Pakistan as a detrimental sign. To this effect, and given the shaky trade relations, the United States has a lot to clarify and rectify, if wrong, when US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan visits New Delhi in August. It is strange that at the G20 summit in Osaka, Trump’s attitude with Prime Minister Modi and their discussions suggested smoother cooperation between India and the US but back home, there have been turbulences that certainly do not augur well for the bilateral relations. It is to this concern that the United States must allay any underlying concerns of India and ensure it of their commitment. The pseudo-aid provided by US to Pakistan gives the latter a stronger and bold outlook towards state of affairs when in reality Pakistan should be carrying out crackdowns on terror outfits to redeem these. If the US provides aid, of any kind, to it then there is less motivation to do what is necessary–eradicate terrorism from its soil. US must realise that its actions have dire consequences which may not affect it but will affect India who has been at the receiving end of such terrorism emanating from Pakistan soil for years. US, with its CAATSA policy and the entire episode of cornering Iran, must realise that it is not the best portrayal of its policies when it aims to solidify relations with India while acknowledging the terror threat that Pakistan holds.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement OK, we know kid actor Jacob Tremblay is adorable, but is he the real deal? The Vancouver star follows up his breakout role in the captive thriller Room with this quirky family adventure tale, in which he plays an American eight-year-old who believes he is actually a Mongolian goat herder. The Alberta-shot film co-stars Vera Farmiga and was written and directed by Jordan Roberts, whose heartfelt scripts include the animated Big Hero 6 and the documentary March of the Penguins. It begins screening in late November.ChristineNo, it’s not a remake of Stephen King’s killer-car flick, but this biographical take on Christine Chubbuck — a local news reporter who committed suicide on live television in the 1970s — is sure to give you chills in its own way. Lead actress Rebecca Hall is already generating Oscar buzz for her sympathetic portrayal of Chubbuck as a talented young woman who struggled to advance in the workplace, but wound up making history for how she shocked viewers.La La LandAs TIFF director Piers Handling aptly put it, “Ryan Gosling singing and dancing — does it get any better?” The Oscar-nominated pride of London, Ont., puts his Mickey Mouse Club-honed vocals to the test alongside his Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Emma Stone in this dreamy musical by Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle. She plays a fledgling actor while he plays a jazz musician in Los Angeles. Reviews from Venice indicate the love story could sashay straight to the Oscars. The film will hit screens during the prime pre-Christmas season. Twitter It’s time to gorge on popcorn and chase the Oscar buzz, cinephiles. The Toronto International Film Festival, known as a hub for Academy Award-worthy titles, kicks off Thursday with nearly 400 films screening over 11 days. Here are some movies that are hotly anticipated among Canadian Press reporters, with expected release dates after TIFF (if known).American PastoralFor his directorial debut, actor Ewan McGregor took on a biggie: An adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. McGregor also stars in the 1960s-set crime-drama, as a father whose seemingly ideal family is torn apart when his teenage daughter, played by Dakota Fanning, joins a violent movement against the Vietnam War. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, and Molly Parker of Maple Ridge, B.C. It’s coming to theatres in October.ArrivalThis star-packed alien invasion tale promises to offer more than just otherworldly thrills with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve at the helm. The Quebec auteur behind Sicario, Prisoners and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel is known for balancing taut, cerebral explorations with slow-burning tension, so expectations are high for this sci-fi outing. Amy Adams stars as a linguist recruited by the U.S. government to communicate with aliens and avert possible disaster. Adams is expected to walk the TIFF red carpet with co-star Jeremy Renner after premiering the film in Venice where early reviews are already, ahem, stellar. Arrival opens in theatres in November.Burn Your Maps Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook Among the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame presenters are Dr. Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau, and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient). The special also includes performances from Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel, and Ayaz V (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC).The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame special brings the country’s most notable Canadians together, with show-stopping performances and heartfelt tributes, to honour individuals for their achievements in their respective fields, including: music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy, and social justice.Viewers can catch all the memorable moments from the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast the next day on and Global Go or catch the encore presentation on Saturday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET. For more information about Canada’s Walk of Fame and the 2016 inductees, please visit MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV @GlobalTV_PR@CorusPR@CWOFameFacebook:Global’s Walk of Fame Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Canada’s Walk of FameEstablished in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. With 2016’s additions, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians will have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit:’s Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Global rolls out the red carpet in celebration of Canadian excellence with the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast special, airing on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET. The network’s annual tribute to extraordinary Canadians delivers viewers an exceptional night featuring electrifying performances and A-list presenters.“We are proud to honour this remarkable group of Canadians and share their achievements with Global’s broadcast of the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. “Having broadcast this special for 10 years, Global is committed to celebrating Canadian excellence with a star-studded event, and this year’s broadcast is no exception – with must-see performances, powerful storytelling, and non-stop entertainment.”Below are the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees:Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, JournalistCorey Hart, MusicianDeepa Mehta, FilmmakerJason Priestley, Actor, DirectorDarryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHLAl Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)2016 Allan Slaight Honour Recipient: Brett Kissel, Country Music Artistlast_img read more

first_img(The Oct. 22 attack in Ottawa executed by Michael Zehaf Bibeau triggered an internal federal review which spawned the proposed anti-terror bill tabled in the House of Commons Friday.)The Canadian PressOTTAWA — Newly tabled anti- terrorism legislation would give Canada’s spy agency more power to thwart a suspected extremist’s travel plans, disrupt bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites.The plan to boost the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s ability to counter terrorist threats flows from a review of fatal attacks on two Canadian soldiers last October _ incidents the government believes were fuelled by Islamic extremism.As expected, the bill would also make it easier for the RCMP to obtain a peace bond to restrict the movements of a suspect and it extends the period for preventative arrest and detention.In addition, the legislation would expand the no-fly regime to cover those travelling by air to take part in terrorist activities, whereas currently there must be an immediate risk to the plane.The bill proposes giving the RCMP power to seek a judge’s order to remove terrorist propaganda from the Internet.It would also create a new criminal offence of encouraging someone to carry out a terrorism attack.Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a gathering in Richmond Hill, Ont., that his Conservative government is prepared to both condemn and confront terrorism.“Jihadist terrorism is not a future possibility, it is a present reality,” Harper said.“It seeks to harm us here in Canada, in our cities and in our neighbourhoods through horrific acts.”On Oct. 22, Michael Zehaf Bibeau shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an honour guard at the National War Memorial, before rushing into Parliament’s Centre Block. Zehaf Bibeau was quickly gunned down.Two days earlier, Martin Couture-Rouleau fatally rammed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent with a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. After a chase, police shot and killed the knife-wielding assailant.It soon emerged the RCMP were monitoring the man– who harboured jihadist sympathies — for months.The Mounties even prevented him from travelling overseas, presumably to join militant fighters. But they did not have enough evidence to arrest him or further limit his movements, saying extreme beliefs were not a crime.Existing law requires a fear that someone  “will commit” a terrorism offence before police can obtain a peace bond — a tool that can mean jail unless a suspect abides by strict conditions, for instance that they surrender their passport and regularly report to police.The new, lower threshold would be reasonable grounds to fear a person “may commit” a terrorism offence.Current anti-terrorism law allows police to arrest someone without a warrant and hold them for up to three days before a hearing. Under the bill, maximum period would be extended to seven days.Other proposed measures would:Allow for more information-sharing when the material — such as passport or immigration information — is relevant to an agency’s national security mandate;Give the government more power to object to disclosure of classified information in immigration proceedings.last_img read more

The governments of the two countries reached an agreement on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that was facilitated by the African Union High-Level Panel, which is led by the former South African president Thabo Mbeki.In a statement issued today by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban commended the two governments for the agreement, which includes the launch of a joint oversight committee for Abyei.He welcomed the efforts of the AU panel “in helping the parties adopt the modalities” of the oversight committee and agreeing on a timetable to withdraw all forces from the Abyei Area, starting tomorrow.Abyei is located within Sudan but is contested by South Sudan, which became independent from Sudan on 9 July. A referendum on its status was to have been held in January this year, but never took place amid disagreement on voter eligibility. Dozens of people have been subsequently killed this year as a result of clashes in Abyei and surrounding areas, and more than 100,000 people have had to flee their homes. The Security Council authorized the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), to try to reduce the violence and insecurity. 10 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed an agreement between Sudan and South Sudan to withdraw all forces from the disputed area around Abyei, a long-running source of tensions in the region. read more

Pramitha Bandara resigned after his father Janaka Bandara was sacked from his post of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Dambulla District organiser. Thilina Bandara Tennakoon has been appointed as the new Central Province Minister of Industries.He fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon.

Launched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November) aims to increase awareness on global antibiotic resistance as well as to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy-makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.“Without urgent action, the world is headed for a ‘post-antibiotic era’ in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill, the benefits of advanced medical treatments such as chemotherapy and major surgery will be lost,” is one of the key messages WHO is transmitting through this campaign. “Without effective antibiotics, a growing list of infections is becoming harder to treat. This includes pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning & gonorrhoea.” it warned. With the theme ‘Antibiotics: Handle with Care,’ the campaign conveys the overarching message that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved. They should be used to treat bacterial infections only when prescribed by a certified human or animal health professional. Antibiotics should never be shared or saved for the future. WHO is encouraging all countries, health partners and students, and the public to join the campaign and help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance. A variety of resources are available to support local campaigns and a number of additional materials will be made available in the lead up to the week. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. Photo: WHO Why is this message important?Causes of antibiotic resistance:Over-prescribing of antibioticsPatients not finishing treatmentOver-use of antibiotics in livestock and fish-farmingPoor infection control in hospitals and clinicsLack of hygiene and poor sanitationLack of new antibiotics being developedAccording to WHO, antibiotic resistance has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities, such as development. It is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and undermining many advances in health & medicine. Following proper use of antibiotics, such as using these only under medical advice and disposing these drugs in safe and proper manner are some of the ways the general public can help in addressing this threat. Additionally, preventing infections by regularly washing hands, handling food in a safe and clean manner, avoiding close contact with sick people, practising safer sex and keeping vaccinations up to date are also important ways in which a person can maintain good health and avoid illness, WHO said. Antibiotics also important for the food we eat“Access to effective antibiotics is also essential to protect animal health, as well as to improve animal welfare, treat sick animals, food security and food safety,” added WHO. With a specific call on people engaged with animal health, production and agriculture, the agency underlined the need to ensure that antibiotics are used under appropriate supervision, such as well-trained veterinarians. It also called for fostering research on and the use of alternative treatments methods and not solely relying on antibiotics and for raising awareness on the responsible and prudent use of antibiotics in animals and plants, based on international standards. Collective global response to a global problemOne of WHO’s major priorities is tackling antibiotic resistance. Its supreme governing body, the World Health Assembly, at its 68th session in May 2015, endorsed a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including antibiotic resistance. This action plan aims to ensure prevention and treatment of infectious diseases with safe and effective medicines. Quiz: How much do you know about antibiotic resistance? Furthermore, in September this year, Heads of State met on the side-lines of the 71st General Assembly in New York and committed to a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture. Countries have also reaffirmed their commitment to develop national action plans on AMR, based on the global action plan. read more

Luke Ronchi smashes the ball during his cameo (Getty Images)ESPNcricinfo– Barbados Tridents’ home performances make Jamaica Tallawahs’ American nightmare look tame by comparison. The Tridents lost their fourth straight match at Kensington Oval in an eight-wicket trouncing at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors courtesy Luke Ronchi’s unbeaten 40-ball 67. This helped Warriors to the top of the table, while Tridents are firmly rooted to the bottom and are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the third year in a row.Prime time performance It looked like Tridents were going to escape the Powerplay without much damage, but that changed in the sixth over. Rebuilding after the loss of Martin Guptill, Tridents were 39 for 1 when Roshon Primus snared Dwayne Smith thanks to some good fortune mixed with loose strokeplay.Recalled after their loss to Tallawahs two nights earlier, Dwayne Smith looked in excellent touch before holing out to a flick at deep square leg. Shimron Heymyer was one of only two men outside the ring. When he snared Hashim Amla, who spooned a catch to point as the ball stopped on him, Primus on a hat-trick.Shai Hope and Steven Smith shared a half-century stand, during the course of which the pair impressed with their sublime wrist work. Primus then made his mark on the field, charging in from square leg with a sharp one-bounce relay to Ronchi to deny a second run for Hope in a needless run-out.Tahir’s brilliant finish Steven Smith and Nicholas Pooran gave the Tridents hope with a 71-run stand, but three wickets fell in the final eight balls of the innings in another major momentum shift. Steven Smith fell to a brilliant diving catch by Chris Green running in from the rope at long on, his second take of the night, to make it 160 for 5.Pooran had played splendidly to that point, cracking four fours and two sixes in a typically fiery knock, but the Tridents needed a big over to close out the innings. Imran Tahir denied them in masterful fashion. After conceding four runs off the first three balls, Tahir struck with a googly to induce a skied catch to get Pooran at long-off. This was well-taken in swirling wind by Hetmyer. After a dot to Jason Holder, Tahir got him driving a third catch to Green at long-on to close the innings.So close… yet so so far Ronchi had struck his first two balls of the night for boundaries off Chemar Holder to end the second over, but the Tridents nearly got him twice in the following over.The in-form Mohammad Irfan gave Ronchi the most trouble he’d encounter on the night as a drive on the second ball of the third over fluttered just out of the reach of Ashley Nurse at mid-on and bounced away for four. Ronchi was squared up by Irfan’s next ball and a healthy edge barely evaded slip to go to third man for one.From then on though, Ronchi was in total control, perhaps never more so than in the sixth over from Jason Holder off which he plundered 22. Warriors ended the Powerplay at 70 for 0 with Ronchi on 39 off 15 balls.Ronchi only faced 10 deliveries – scoring 10 singles – across the next five overs, but if the Tridents strategy was to slow down the scoring rate by starving Ronchi of the strike then it wasn’t working.Walton provided brilliant support during a 96-run opening stand before Hetmyer hit his fourth, sixth and seventh balls over the rope for a trio of sweetly timed sixes. By the time Ronchi finally brought up his 50 off 26 balls with a single in the 12th over, the required run rate was well under a run a ball and the Warriors strolled home. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWarriors move to the top of Hero CPL 2016 as Tridents hopes endJuly 31, 2016In “Sports”CPL 2017: Warriors face Tridents today in another crucial matchAugust 29, 2017In “latest news”Hope, Reifer seal a winning start for the TridentsAugust 12, 2018In “latest news” read more

first_imgGoogle TV 2.0 disponible dans la semaine aux utilisateurs de produits SonyUne nouvelle mise à jour de Google TV sera accessible dans la semaine aux utilisateurs de Blu-rays et téléviseurs Sony.Une nouvelle mise à jour de Google TV, système d’exploitation pour téléviseurs, sera disponible dès cette semaine. Malgré l’échec de Google TV 1.0, la firme de Mountain View fait évoluer son logiciel avec pour la version 2.0.Au programme : une interface plus simple et claire, sur le modèle d’Honeycomb, des fonctionnalités de recherche améliorées, une application YouTube et l’ajout d’Android Market. Les appareils Sony Google TV bénéficieront en premier de Google TV 2.0. Les terminaux Logitech se verront à leur tour proposé ce système d’exploitation qui s’appuie sur la possibilité d’ajouter à son téléviseur des outils de la communication en ligne.Un nouvel écran d’accueil simplifié donne accès aux applications de la même manière qu’une navigation sous Android. Le 1 novembre 2011 à 09:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari showed his frustration over the ongoing questions in regards his refusal to play IscoThe Spanish playmaker made a rare start in the return leg of Real’s last-16 Copa del Rey tie at CD Leganes on Wednesday but couldn’t do anything to prevent them losing 1-0.However, the result at Butarque had little effect on the outcome of the tie with Real progressing to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate win.But, for Isco, doubts still remain on his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu with Solari opting to withdraw him from their last game in the 68th-minute for youngster Cristo Gonzalez Perez.Speaking in a press conference today, ahead of Los Blancos’ La Liga game against Sevilla on Saturday, Solari finally snapped after enduring months of questions over Isco.“I have answered more than 100 questions about Isco,” said Solari, according to FourFourTwo.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“He is a great player, like the rest, they all have the same options to play.”Meanwhile, the future of Marcelo has recently been shrouded in doubt as well with the Brazilian having only started 11 times in La Liga this season.But Solari wouldn’t budge and instead side-stepped the questions over Marcelo.“Marcelo is the most decorated full-back in world football over the last decade,” he said.“We work with all the players so that they are at their best.”The game between Real Madrid and Sevilla will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday with kick-off set for 16:15 (CET).last_img read more

first_img May 31, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:24 PM City leaders announce proposed restrictions on foam containers Ed Lenderman, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – City Councilman Chris Ward today introduced a proposal to ban products made with Styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, in San Diego, citing adverse effects on local waterways and the coastline.The proposal would restrict the sale and distribution of food service wares, fish and meat trays, egg cartons, coolers and beach toys made with expanded polystyrene, also called EPS. Take-out food containers made with the plastic foam would also become restricted.EPS threatens the health of San Diegans, wildlife and critical industries, Ward said at a news conference, where he was flanked by City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, environmental advocates and business leaders.“It’s time San Diego joins over a hundred cities throughout California that have already banned these harmful environmental pollutants and moves forward toward a more sustainable future,” he said.EPS doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years. Instead, it “photodegrades,” breaking down into small pieces that marine wildlife mistake for food.The material is one of the most abundant forms of marine and terrestrial litter.“Our growing reliance on disposable plastic to fuel our `culture of convenience’ is not without cost. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean,” said Roger Kube, a policy adviser with the 5 Gyres Institute. “Once there, sunlight and currents shred plastic debris into smaller particles called microplastics, which absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals up the marine food chain and into our bodies. From plankton to fish, and to humans that eat seafood, plastic pollution is changing the very chemistry of life.”Volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation collected 12,575 pieces of EPS-related waste from local beaches in 2017, according to Michael Torti, executive committee chair of the environmental advocacy nonprofit’s San Diego chapter.The ordinance introduced Thursday would mandate the city’s Environmental Services Department to provide a list of safe and affordable alternatives to EPS products. Staff would also develop a process to phase implementation of new rules to limit the impact on small businesses.In a formal memo, Ward requested the City Council’s Rules Committee consider his proposed ordinance. Posted: May 31, 2018 Ed Lenderman last_img

first_imgWILTON MANORS, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida woman is expected to recover after, officials said, she was pulled from a burning car in Wilton Manors, Wednesday afternoon.According to relatives, 55-year-old Gloria Walker was riding in the car with two family members when the flames broke out near the 900 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue, just before 1 p.m. Officials said the other passengers pulled her from the vehicle and ran for help.Walker’s niece told 7News they had just picked up the car from a mechanic when the driver noticed smoke. “He stopped the car because he’s thinking this was like the battery or something, and then he lifts the hood, and then the car, like, smoke and fire start coming,” said Candice Vincent.Walker was transported to Broward Health Medical Center and treated for smoke inhalation. She is expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgWalker plans to recommend TransCanada buy-out in gas projectAssociated PressGov. Bill Walker says he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.’s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing.As national media hone in on Alaska, ICC plots its courseBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelAlaska and the future of Arctic policy are seeing increased international attention as the U.S. holds the chairmanship for the Arctic Council and foreign ministers prepare to meet in Anchorage later this month—joined by President Obama.The devil’s in the details: How to keep a presidential visit secureLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageThe White House released more details today on President Obama’s visit to Alaska next week. The President will spend Monday in Anchorage, Tuesday in the Seward area and Wednesday in Dillingham and Kotzebue.Calling from Alaska jails? It’s complicated.Madelyn Beck, KRBD – KetchikanWhen someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.Parents feel sticker shock at rising price of high school activity feesLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauClasses in Juneau just started Thursday, but some high school activities have been underway for weeks. This school year, the district has drastically cut funding for activities and athletics, leaving some parents paying hundreds of dollars more for their kid to participate.New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of AlaskaEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauSitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie. The new information expands scientists’ understanding of what’s going on beneath Alaska’s surface.‘It’s Good to Be Here’ — Working at the Brother Francis ShelterAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageGuests at Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage keep the place running. They clean the floors and lay out the mats. They wash the blankets and monitor the doors. They’re supported by a cadre of staff who try to keep the place organized and safe. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more

first_img Share Listen Rent prices for single-family homes in Houston were up 1.4 percent in February over the year before, according to property management firm CoreLogic. That’s a lower increase than the national average of 2.9 percent.CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel said rents in Houston were actually decreasing prior to Hurricane Harvey. But rents started going up about a month after the region suffered devastating floods.“That’s most likely because of displaced residents from the hurricane looking for rentals,” said Boesel. “Rents increased at a pretty rapid pace for about a year. So that pace of increase is down, but it’s still going up.”Boesel said that Houston’s higher rents are mostly affecting people who are looking for moderately-priced homes. Rents for those properties have risen by 2.1 percent, compared to rent prices for higher-priced homes in Houston, which rose only about one percent.“That would indicate that the supply is a little lower on the moderately-priced apartments,” said Boesel. “So that would keep pushing those rents up higher.”As for what’s to come, Boesel expects rents to continue rising at a moderate pace especially in light of Houston’s strong job market. Of the 20 metro areas covered in the survey, Houston ranks sixth in employment growth.Boesel also looked at Houston’s rent increases compared to other Texas cities. Austin is seeing the biggest hikes, with rents going up about 3.5 percent. In Dallas, rents have increased about 2.2 percent from a year ago. 00:00 /00:53 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

first_img March 14, 2013 443 Views New,GMH Mortgage Brings On Regional Sales Manager/Assistant VP In Pennsylvania, “”GMH Mortgage Services LLC””: announced the hiring of Janine Ranski as regional sales manager and assistant VP for the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania market.[IMAGE]””We are excited to have someone with Janine’s experience, professionalism, and mortgage experience expanding our New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania markets,”” said Frank DiMaio, VP of National Retail Sales for GMH. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Janine’s passion, expertise and tenacity are a huge asset to GMH as we strengthen and expand our market reach within the Mid-Atlantic region.”” Ranski has 20 years of mortgage and finance industry experience. Most recently, she worked at GMAC Mortgage as area sales manager of the New Jersey and New York markets. While there, she built the No. 1 production team within the retail division.Prior to that, Ranski was a branch manager at both Prospect Mortgage and Bank of America as well as an area sales manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.””Having worked closely with Janine in my past, there’s no question she will build upon her prior success by immediately positioning the GMH Mortgage brand of world-class customer service and our superior sales platform to top producers in strategically target areas,”” DiMaio said.””I’m extremely excited about building a top-tier team of mortgage professionals who want to be part of a customer centric company that embodies the spirit of exceeding expectations for both its employees and customers with honesty, integrity and communication,”” Ranski said of her new position. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-03-14 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

first_img May 25, 2018 694 Views CoreLogic Launches First Non-Weather-Related Risk Solution CoreLogic Fire homes HOUSING Insurance Locations Inc property real estate Risk Water Weather 2018-05-25 Radhika Ojha Property information and analytics provider, CoreLogic, announced the availability of two products that comprehensively assess non-weather-related water and fire risk. WaterRisk and FireRisk, both products of Location, Inc., are the first to measure the frequency of non-weather-related water and fire events and represent the only non-weather-related risk assessment solutions available on the market today.Property insurers have historically been unable to accurately analyze the likelihood of non-weather-related hazards, such as plumbing and appliance leaks or the likelihood of house fires, due to a lack of consistent and complete data that capture unaccounted for water and fire risk. “However, non-weather-related water damage accounts for approximately 20 percent of all homeowner insurance losses nationwide, and 84 percent of home structure fires are either intentionally ignited, smoking accidents or a result of misused or failed cooking equipment, unattended candles or failures of heating and electrical systems,” CoreLogic said.WaterRisk and FireRisk by Location, Inc. are the first non-weather risk solutions built using advanced predictive analytics that look at appliances, systems, wiring, structures, climate, and geographical location. This enables insurers to more accurately quantify the likelihood and severity of damage from water and fire beyond previous methods of qualification. The solution utilizes 2 billion data points nationwide, as well as unique geospatial risk models to generate over 11 million points of risk.“Historically, insurance risk has been calculated primarily through the analysis of natural hazard risks such as hail, flood, wildfire and storm surge, without the inclusion of non-weather hazards,” said Steve Brewer, Executive, Insurance, and Spatial Solutions at CoreLogic. “With WaterRisk and FireRisk, insurers are now empowered with these previously unaccounted-for quantifiers of risk to more accurately underwrite and price policies commensurate with real risk. We are proud to offer our clients the missing piece, the only non-weather-related solution for the insurance industry that uses measurable data to holistically assess structural risk.”With complete, seamless U.S. coverage at the individual block level, the products offer 300 times more granularity into specific property risk factors than the average ZIP code analysis can provide. Both products identify precise, measurable data on previously unquantifiable factors such as poorly maintained properties, improper storage of flammable materials or plumbing system failures.“We are passionate about building data sets and uncovering sources where no other company can,” said Andrew Schiller, CEO at Location, Inc. “WaterRisk and FireRisk represent an enormous opportunity for the property insurance industry to improve accuracy and outcomes. We have had strong results testing with carriers nationwide, are excited about the use cases we are already seeing with clients.”WaterRisk and FireRisk, are available for portfolio consumption and through RiskMeter Online from CoreLogic.center_img in Headlines, News, Technology Sharelast_img read more