Seoul: LG Electronics Inc. said on Tuesday that its 8K organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV will hit the shelves in Europe and North America this month to expand its presence in the high-end segment. The Korean electronics maker launched an 88-inch 8K OLED TV, which has four times as many pixels as the 4K, at home in July, and plans to bring the premium TV to 10 nations, including Germany, the UK and the US. The firm said its latest TV is equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) processor to automatically upgrade lower-resolution content, considering that there is still a limited quantity of 8K content available, Yonhap news agency reported. The product will be on display during the IFA technology show in Berlin, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, which runs from September 6-11.
HALIFAX – A sketch of Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill:Age: 61Hometown: Woodstock, N.B. (with family roots in Yarmouth, N.S.)Job before politics: The social justice advocate and graduate of Queen’s and Harvard was ordained as a United Church minister in 1992.Leadership history: Elected leader in 2016 without a seat; he was an NDP backbencher for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley from 2009 to 2013.Notable moment from campaign: During the two televised debates, Burrill established himself as a folksy and comfortable candidate with a quick wit. He elicited a laugh from the audience during the second debate by framing the Liberal and Tory leaders as squabbling family members.Spotted in his office: A photo of J.B. McLachlan, a Cape Breton coal miner, union leader and labour advocate, and a photo of the home of Joseph Howe, provincial politician, newspaperman and public servant.Quote: “The core idea I ingested as a boy is that people ought to have a better life. We are not put on this earth to have 50,000 meals and 20,000 sleeps and move on. We’re here with a purpose to improve the world.”
Rabat – While Moroccans won’t be able to witness the much anticipated August 21 full solar eclipse, they will still be able to feast their eyes on a partial solar eclipse today from 7:48 to 9:12 p.m.The partial solar eclipse will be most visible in the west-northwest, when the sun will be close to the horizon and the moon will touch its edges.In Rabat and Casablanca, the eclipse will start at around 7:48 p.m., reaching its peak at around 8:04 p.m. when the moon is closest to the center of the sun. Since at this point, the sun will be near to the horizon, the best way to witness the event is to go to a high or an unobstructed area, which provide clear sight to west-northwest, and end around 9 p.m., indicated the website vercalendario. In Casablanca, the partial eclipse will also begin at 7:48 pm, peak at 8:09 p.m. and dwindle until it ends at 9:12 p.m., noted the website Timeanddate.Marrakech’s astronomy fanatics will spot the beginning of the eclipse at 7:50 p.m., which will reach its maximum at 8:08 p.m. and end at 9:16 p.m., lasting a duration of 1 hour and 26 minutes, said Timeanddate.A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, but the moon only partially covers the sun’s disk.Spectators are advised not to look directly at the partial eclipse without special glasses or filters, as their vision will most likely be blurred.The August 21 solar eclipse has become known as the “Great American Eclipse,” as the US will be the only country able to see the total eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the moon will pass directly in front of the sun.
WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $3.30 lower $504.70; Jan. ’18 $2.50 lower $510.20; March ’18 $1.60 lower $514.10; May ’18 $1.10 lower $515.40; July ’18 $0.70 lower $516.00; Nov. ’18 $1.40 lower $480.00; Jan. ’19 $0.50 lower $481.70; March ’19 $0.50 lower $484.40; May ’19 $0.50 lower $484.40; July ’19 $0.50 lower $484.40; Nov. ’19 $0.50 lower $484.40.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00.Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 393,160 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 393,160.
Gnanasara Thero is in jail after being found guilty of contempt of court over his conduct during a court hearing regarding the case of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. (Colombo Gazette) Ministers Ravi Karunanayake and Mano Ganesan and Western Province Governor Azath Salley visited Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero at the Welikada prison today.They had inquired about his health before leaving.
A 27-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed in Hess Village early this morning.Police were called to the area just before 2:00. They would not say exactly where the incident took place. The man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. There are no suspects at this time.Police are also investigating a sexual assault that happened around the same time. They say a 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the area around 130. They believe she knew the victim and say there is no danger to the public.
According to new surveys by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and Public Services International, the economic and social situation in several East European countries has caused the near collapse of some health care systems while afflicting health sector workers with high stress, poor working conditions and salaries at or below minimum wage – “if and when they are paid.””Rapidly increasing rates of sexually-transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and numerous chronic diseases have created a crisis of care made all the more dramatic by diminishing public health structures, lack of training of health care professionals and general de-skilling of the workforce,” said Guy Standing of the ILO, who coordinated the studies. “All of this has surely contributed to the catastrophic fall in life expectancy rates in Russia, Ukraine and some other countries in the region.”Known formally as the ILO People’s Security Surveys, the studies found that 88 per cent of families in Ukraine were unable to afford basic health care, while 78 per cent of healthcare workers in the country said their wages were lower than average. In the Republic of Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, “the health service is close to collapse and workers are paid months late, if at all,” the ILO said. The agency blames the crisis on government cuts in public funding, which have prompted doctors and others in direct contact with patients to demand or expect illegal payments. In Russia, for example, such “under the table” arrangements represent an estimated 40 per cent of all expenditures by persons seeking medical care, the ILO said.The results of the Surveys – which covered healthcare workers in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine as well as unions representing healthcare workers in all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe – were presented at an ILO conference of trade unionists and specialists held in Geneva from 6 to 7 December.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett sprained his MCL in the first half of an Oct. 25 game against Penn State, but stayed in to lead the Buckeyes to a 31-24 double-overtime win.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen Urban Meyer said his quarterback had a sprained MCL, some Ohio State fans might have cringed — for good reason.It’s the second straight season the third-year OSU coach has seen his starting quarterback suffer that injury, after all. But unlike then-junior Braxton Miller — who missed two games and all but the opening drive of another with the same injury in 2013 — redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett is expected to play this weekend after hurting his knee on Saturday against Penn State.On Monday, Meyer stressed that Barrett would play in the Buckeyes’ Saturday matchup with Illinois, and the quarterback reiterated the same point — barring unforeseen circumstances — on Wednesday.“It would have to be something drastic happen between now and Saturday at 8 o’clock,” Barrett said. “But I plan on playing Saturday.”During the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday, Meyer said he expected Barrett to be “full-go” at practice on Wednesday, but that didn’t quite end up being the case.“He went — I wouldn’t say quite full — be he’ll be full tomorrow, they’re telling us,” Meyer said after Wednesday’s practice. “He did good, real good.”Barrett said practice went “fine” for him, and added he did most of the things he would normally do at practice, but not everything.“I was limited at first, but then today got out there and did team stuff at the end, which was good,” he said.“Dropping back, jogging a little bit, just normal things.”Junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker agreed that Barrett seemed “fine” in practice, and said the quarterback was trying to make sure he takes care of his knee.“Obviously he is trying to be careful with his knee, you don’t want to tweak it anymore,” Decker said Wednesday. “Hope to have him as healthy as possible coming back for the game, but he has looked fine to me.”While he’s been limited in practice since the injury, Barrett didn’t miss any significant time during the Buckeyes’ double-overtime win against the Nittany Lions. In fact, he ran for 32 yards during the extra periods and scored both of OSU’s overtime touchdowns on the ground.On the other hand, Miller originally hurt his knee during the Buckeyes’ opening drive in their second game of the 2013 season against San Diego State University, and didn’t return to the field until week five against Wisconsin.Despite the stark contrast in the amount of time missed, Meyer said Barrett’s injury is “very similar” to the one Miller suffered just over a year earlier. But he was sure to stick to his expertise when addressing why Barrett could play when Miller could not.“I’m not a doctor,” Meyer said. “(Barrett’s injury is) probably not as severe.”Meyer added that MCL sprains are fairly common and don’t require surgery, and went on to say some players simply react differently to injuries.“Everybody is built differently, I guess, but once again, I’m not a doctor,” he said.As he decided to leave speculation out of the picture and trust the medical experts when it comes to the differences between Miller’s injury and Barrett’s, Meyer said he listened to his medical staff after the initial injury as well.“At halftime, they said he got an MCL sprain,” Meyer said. “I said, ‘how bad?’ And they said, ‘well, we’ll see how it goes.’”Apart from one drive when redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall and sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson all took snaps, Barrett didn’t miss any game time after spraining his knee.Barrett — who tore his right ACL in the last game he played at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, before spraining his left MCL against the Nittany Lions — said he’d never played through a similar injury in the past. He added he wouldn’t have stepped back on the field if he wasn’t fully ready to play.“I’ve actually really never played with an injury to this degree,” he said. “But I knew that I could take a drop, I could run, so it was just one of those things like, ‘Hey man, if you play, you play.’ It’s not like going in there half stepping, because if so, the team could use a Cardale Jones that could go full-go.”Even after playing through it on Saturday, Decker said Barrett is likely still hurting in practice this week.“I’m sure he has got some pain but he played the whole second half with it, so I have no doubts that he will be back and be ready,” he said.Barring “something drastic,” Barrett is set to lead the Buckeyes against the Fighting Illini on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The NHS 111 phone line may be fuelling Accident & Emergency pressures as “risk-averse” call handlers flood hospitals with 50,000 more patients a month, new figures suggest.A new report warns that the non-emergency phoneline is heaping strain on ambulance services – and is prone to “serious underperformance” when calls spike.The analysis shows that in just three years, there has been a 67 per cent rise in 111 calls which ended with a paramedic being called out, and a 65 per cent increase in cases which ended up at A&E.The report, by the Nuffield Trust, warns of “great variability” between different areas, with some too eager to call out paramedics, while others were too reluctant.The think tank said much of the total rise was explained by an increase in use of the controversial phoneline since 2013, following a “chaotic and patchy” rollout.But even taking account of the increased overall call numbers, the figures suggest that an extra 20,000 patients a month are being sent to emergency services, the analysis found.In North East England during, 17 per cent of callers were transferred to an ambulance compared to 8 per cent in South Essex, figures from 2016 show. Professor John Appleby, chief economist and director of research for the Nuffield Trust, said: “Halfway through one of the toughest winters the NHS has endured in recent times, we wanted to see whether there was any truth in the assertion that referrals from NHS 111 may be contributing to the pressure on A&E departments and ambulance trusts.”What we found was a bit of a mixed picture.”It’s a concern for the NHS that the proportion of callers sent to A&E and ambulances is growing all the time; but surveys of callers appear to show that even higher numbers would have opted for these emergency services if they hadn’t been able to ring 111.”What’s not clear is why different areas are sending such varying numbers of callers to ambulances and A&E, and it would be worth NHS England or the Department of Health investigating the reasons for this.”The report said the line was “prone to serious underperformance when calls spike on wintertime holiday weekends” and had failed to meet a key response target for two and a half years. “This is a very high level of variation, and it is a problem for emergency services and patients if some areas are too eager or too reluctant to send an ambulance,” the authors wrote.In December 2013, the NHS 111 phone line called out ambulances in 89,802 cases – rising to 150,258 cases last December, the analysis reveals. And the number of monthly callers told to take themselves to A&E rose from 53,530 to 88,378 over the same period.Researchers suggested the high use of ambulance service, compared with the numbers advised to go to A&E as a “walk-in” case was of particular concern.”This is the opposite of what happens with patients in general, where far more people attend A&E than are despatched in an ambulance.”It does lend some plausibility to the suggestion that NHS 111 is too risk averse with people who have more urgent problems.” The document suggests that of 1.4 million visits in January, only 82 per cent were dealt with in under four hoursCredit:Peter Byrne/PA Wire However, researchers concluded the phone line may have also prevented millions more cases from seeking emergency care.Surveys of 111 callers suggest that up to 45 per cent of those polled said without the line they would have sought emergency care. After making the call, 20 per cent ended up at A&E or in an ambulance, the report said – though it suggested that callers might be “fallible” judges of what action they would really have taken, when asked after the event.
“Schools are by their nature institutions that are at the front line of public service, and are frequently a first port of call for issues,” he said. “Its perhaps understandable that schools and teachers are exposed to these issues. But there is a lack of understanding about what mental health issues are.”New DfE guidance published on Monday says that schools must actively promote mental wellbeing of pupils and ensure they are resilient. Mr Bennett told how growing awareness about mental health issues has given rise to confusion about what constitutes a symptom. Philip Hammond said that mental health funding will be increased to more than £14billion within five years Schools should not attempt to diagnose stressed children with mental health disorders, a Government adviser has said.Tom Bennett, who guides ministers on behaviour issues in schools, warned that teachers must not give out “amateur diagnoses” to pupils, adding that there is a danger of “medicalising” normal childhood emotions. His comments come as the Department for Education (DfE) publish new guidance on mental health and behaviour in schools, in which teachers are encouraged to refer children on to external specialists if they display symptoms of mental health issues.“Schools need to be careful not to overreach their expertise and try to do the job of trained experts in the mental health arena,” said Mr Bennett, who was commissioned by the DfE to carry review behaviour policies in schools. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––He said that teachers who tell their students that they are suffering from a mental health condition run the risk of exacerbating problems rather than solving them. “If teachers try to be amateur diagnosticians, they can lead children to believe that their symptoms are something more serious. You can exacerbate stress by making people worry about it,” Mr Bennett told The Daily Telegraph. “Teachers are not trained clinicians and schools need to be careful not to be amateur diagnoses. There is a danger of medicalising normal responses. If a child is stressed because of an exam or if a child is going through a bereavement that is not a mental health problem.” Last month, the Treasury announced that every state school will be given a dedicated mental health professional to help children deal with the impact of social media.Philip Hammond said that mental health funding will be increased from nearly £12billion to more than £14billion within five years. The announcement was the first stage of the NHS long-term plan to help achieve “parity of esteem” between mental and physical health services.The new mental health teams will be overseen by NHS professionals and help children with “mild and moderate mental health problems” including the effects of cyber bullying. Schools will also be encouraged to appoint a “designated mental health lead”, who would be a teacher. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A 31-year-old vendor, who was on remand for several weeks following a robbery where more than $1 million worth of gold jewellery was stolen, was on Friday, lucky to be granted his pre-trial liberty by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore.Leonard Farley, of Lot 3 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was granted bail in the sum of $150,000.The market vendor had denied the charge when it was read to him on his first appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Farley is accused of robbing Wayne Buckles of $1,469,000 worth of gold jewellery while being armed with a knife at Black and White Bridge, Tucville, East La Penitence on September 29.However, his defense attorney George Thomas had informed the court that his client was nowhere near the area when the incident occurred and as such, made an application for bail to be granted in a reasonable sum. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of $1M gold heist freedJune 3, 2019In “Court”‘Blackberry’ granted bail on larceny, possession of narcotics chargesMarch 10, 2016In “Crime”Vendor implicated in $1.4M gold heist remandedOctober 4, 2018In “Court”
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year: The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce (Penguin Ireland) National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year: Staring At Lakes: A Memoir Of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking by Michael Harding (Hachette Ireland) RTÉ Radio 1’s John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award: Staring At Lakes: A Memoir Of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking by Michael Harding (Hachette Ireland) Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: When You Were Born by Benji Bennett (AdamsPrinting Press) [Junior] and Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy (Harper Collins) [Senior] Avonmore Cookbook of the Year: 30 Years at Ballymaloe by Darina Allen (Kyle Books) Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year: The Doll’s House by Louise Phillips (Hachette Ireland) International Education Services Popular Fiction Book of the Year: Downturn Abbey by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (Penguin Ireland) THE BORD GÁIS Energy Irish Book Awards took place with many well-known Irish authors being comended for their literary work.The awards, which were presented by RTÉ’s Keelin Shanley and John Murray, were attended a wealth of people from the Irish book industry.And the winners are…Winners tonight included, Roddy Doyle, Darina Allen, David Walsh, Fintan O’Toole, Michael Harding and Paul Howard.Novelist John Banville was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award by actress Sinéad Cusack for his contribution to Irish literature and a tribute to the late Seamus Heaney was screened during the ceremony which featured accolades from former US President Bill Clinton and Edna O’ Brien.This year’s awards also included for the third year running, the ‘Bookshop of the Year Award’, sponsored by Bord Gáis Energy which was awarded to The Clifden Bookshop, Clifden, Co Galway.The winners in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013 are: Best Irish Published Book of the Year: A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole (Royal Irish Academy) Eason Novel of the Year: The Guts by Roddy Doyle (Jonathan Cape) Writing.ie Short Story of the Year: The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind by Billy O’Callaghan (The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind & Other Short Stories, New Island Books) RTÉ Television Sports Book of the Year: Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh (Simon and Schuster) Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media>Check out J.K. Rowling’s hand scrawled outline for Order of the Phoenix>
Romelu Lukaku believes the goals will come eventually once he has fully clicked with his teammates at Manchester UnitedThe 25-year-old striker netted 27 times in 51 games for his maiden campaign at Old Trafford following a £75m move from Everton.But Lukaku has struggled to score goals in his second season at United with just four strikes in 12 appearances across all competitions.However, Lukaku has no such problems with the Belgium team after scoring five times in his last four outings for the national side.Now the Belgian has suggested that part of his United struggles could come down to having a closer bond with his international teammates ahead of the club’s Champions League game against Juventus.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I don’t know,” said Lukaku in a pre-match press conference on the United Youtube. “With Belgium, I’ve been playing for 10 years, since I was 16. Players know me much more.“Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my teammates can improve and be much better. It’s something that we’re working.“The players need to know me and know my movement. When that starts clicking I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here.”Lukaku, who earlier revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, hasn’t scored for United in his last seven appearances ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Juventus.The Red Devils are second in Group H with four points from two games.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Denim Day” aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 25, to honor and support victims and survivors of sexual violence. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about sexual assault. The month of April was designated as sexual assault awareness month, and according to the proclamation from the Alaska legislature, the number of sexual assault cases in Alaska is more than 2.5 percent the national average. According to Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), the campaign was originally triggered by a 1997 ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. This year is the 19th recognition of National Denim Day, an annual prevention day focusing on raising awareness about the issues and shedding light on misconceptions about sexual violence. For more information, and to learn more about Denim Day, visit www.denimday.info.
A lot of Alaskans may know Inupiaq artist Holly Nordlum as a graphic designer, jewelry maker and creator of art that provokes conversations about the painful history of organized religion’s impacts on Native people. Born in Kotzebue, Nordlum is a powerhouse of ideas and creative energy.Recently her desire to get a traditional Inupiaq chin tattoo led her on a journey of searching for tattooists who could teach the ancient, cultural art of tattooing with ink and thread, or skin poking.She worked with other artists and her partner, Greenlandic Inuit Maya Jacobson through a Polar lab program at the Anchorage Museum. They made a short film about their quest. Nordlum decided there was more to tell, so the first-time filmmaker set out to produce a documentary. She tells told the story of how she applied to the Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous program and was accepted.Download AudioHolly Mititquq Nordlum, originally from Kotzebue, sits for a tattoo along her wrist from Greenlandic artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen during a live demonstration of traditional tattooing techniques. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA).NORDLUM: I was super excited obviously. Having the Sundance name behind your film, behind your project, is huge for a film.TOWNSEND: Especially for a first film.NORDLUM: First film. First-time producer. First-time director. First-time writer. Right, I mean that said, I’ve been doing the arts for 20 years, professionally for 10. It’s not like I’m a newbie, but yeah, definitely taking a big chance on me. Very exciting. I get to go to all these Sundance films, but also the events and the receptions, and we’re gonna do a lot of press, and that’s all really exciting. You know, just to make sure I’m promoting as much as I can about the film but also about other Alaska Native artists while I’m there. It’s a big opportunity for us as a group of contemporary artists also.TOWNSEND: Have you worked out the full concept of what the film will be? Tell us about what exactly you’re planning and what the film will try to accomplish.NORDLUM: Well we’ve decided on Tupik. The tattoo program through the museum is called “Tupik Mi: Tattoo People.” Tupik will be the name of the film, and Tupik means tattoo in Inupiaq. The film itself will be about Maya and I and our struggle through this, but also about peoples’ perceptions of face tattooing. It’ll be interesting to get a pro and con and we’re going to do a little bit with the family. But also, the training program is a big part of this. And really the film isn’t about just tattooing. It’s about being a proud Native person: Proud Aleut. Proud Inupiaq. Proud Tlingit person. It’s being proud and wearing that proudly. So really that’s what the goal of the program and the film will be: Proud of your history and your family and your culture.TOWNSEND: At one time, Native people of the North, and I’m not sure if it was Inupiaq or Yupik or who, also had ivory plugs.NORDLUM: Yes… So beautiful.TOWNSEND: Has anyone talked about also going back to doing some of that?NORDLUM: Absolutely. I mean, with tattooing there’s a lot too, with the inks and the methods. But then we’ve also talked about that. I mean, I have big dreams of going back to all of that. There is an artist who had plugs put in, but he had them done at a shop. So then looking at that traditionally and how that transpired is very interesting. And we run across that and we kind of keep that material for future ‘cause this isn’t a small project for us. I consider this, I’m lucky enough to make this, part of my life: promoting traditional tattooing and being a proud Native person, working with students, working with adults. I feel like I’m lucky to be able to do this.TOWNSEND: So you leave for Sundance soon. What’s the timeline then? After the big wonderful festival, then the actual work gets started. So what are you looking at for a timeline for when you think the film will actually be ready to be out?NORDLUM: We’ve actually done some filming. We went to New Zealand for an all-indigenous conference. Then when Maya was here for the kickoff program with the museum, we also did filming then. So we’ve already started. Really, I want to come up with a more concrete plan, where to go from here, and make the best quality film I can. We figure that’ll take two years. So I’m hoping Novemberish 2018 we’ll have some kind of product. That’s my end date, my hopeful goal.Inupiaq artist Holly Nordlum is in Park City, Utah this week learning from a stellar line up of filmmakers. A link to her short video is posted below and at www.naniqdesign.com
Kolkata: Has it become a bit frustrating for you to park your vehicles in New Town because you fail to find a slot in the parkingplace? Don’t worry, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is going to put in place one of the most advanced mechanisms in New Town by ensuring that not a single slot for parking is left empty. The New Town Kolkata Development Authority is coming up with a smart parking app which will help people identify the empty slots for cars and maximum use of the parking place. The whole operation would be done through a sensor system. The new system will be felicitated by an agency which will be engaged by the NKDA. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDebashis Sen chairman of the NKDA on Wednesday said that they are planning to introduce a smart parking app only to ensure that none of the slots in a parking area remains empty. Often it was found that people face inconveniences as the empty slot could not be navigated properly. The slots at the farthest corner remain empty due to the manual parking system. He was talking at a symposium “Infrastructure Development and Management in Future Cities” organised by RCG School of Infrastructure Design and Management (RCGSIDM), IIT Kharagpur at a city hotel. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe sensor aided system will help the driver to reach to the slot demarcated for him/her. As the people at the parking places go by the toll data at the gate they cannot determine where exactly the empty slot is situated. The new system will help people to reserve the empty slot and easily access it. A demo has already been given by a startup company, Sen maintained. He also said that they are bringing in new innovations to reduce the road accidents in New Town. There will be a new mechanism operated with the help of the CCTVs to identify and intercept the errant drivers. A real time alert will be delivered to the traffic sergeant in the area the accused driver is heading to. If any irrational behavior is detected on the part of the drivers, an alert would be triggered and the details of the vehicle would be shared with the on duty traffic police officers. Sen also reiterated how E-governance has been given a paramount importance and services are being provide to the people online. The NKDA is also introducing online sanction of building plans which is the first in the country. Online filing of taxes would be conducted. Many graduate youths are being trained on how to help elderly persons to submit their taxes online. The youths will be provided incentives.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced yesterday that he has decided to move the 2017 NBA out of Charlotte, due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 bathroom bill, which prohibits transgender citizens from using the bathroom for the gender of which they identify.The NBA formally released a statement confirming the decision, which stated, in part:“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”The NBA issued the following statement today regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/2yo1YDA2Un— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2016 Advertisement The move by Silver to take away the All Star Game away from a city due to a politically charged issue is unprecedented, but he’s shown in his brief time as commish that he’s not averse to taking swift action in the face of controversy.When audio tapes surfaced of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling using racist language and racial slurs in 2014, Silver quickly moved to ban Sterling from the NBA for life and force the sale of the Clippers.Today in the Herd, Colin noted that the public wants strong leaders like Silver, until they say something that doesn’t fall in line with their opinions.“Here’s what we know about Adam Silver. Gambling, first week on the job, ‘I’m for it.’ Whoa, whoa! ‘Yeah, I said I’m for it.’ Donald Sterling, gone. Charlotte All Star Game, out of here. You all want, the polling illustrates. you want strong leaders, and when you have one, you don’t like him unless you agree with him.”Even though the All Star Game has been taken from Charlotte for 2017, the NBA has stated that if HB2 is repealed, it will award the 2019 All Star Game to the city.
Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Travelweek Group Share Save 45% off Panama & Costa Rica cruise with GLP << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, October 31, 2016 TORONTO — GLP Worldwide is offering discounts of up to 45% off on select cruise dates for its nine-night ‘Treasures of Panama & Costa Rica’ cruise.Cruise-only prices start at $2,475 per person for Category B cabins, based on double occupancy. Passengers will sail on the 50-metre, 35-passenger M/Y Callisto. Price includes accommodation for nine nights and full board meal plan. Sailing dates include: Dec. 21, 30, 2016; Jan. 16, 2017; Feb. 4, 22, 2017; and March 3, 12, 2017. Single supplement is waived as well.Highlights of the cruise include a crossing of the Panama Canal, a meet-and-greet with lunch with the indigenous Emberá people, snorkelling, a barbecue on Tortuga Island, a forest canopy tour and a stop at the renowned Coiba National Park. The cruise begins in Panama City and disembarks in Puntarenas, Costa Rica (except Dec. 21 and March 3 departures where it will embark at Colon Shelter Bay, Panama).“For those who like to experience nature and both marine and land animals up close with the added value of visiting and interacting with local indigenous tribes this is an ideal cruise,” said Alan Law, director of sales and marketing for GLP Worldwide. “Incredible experiences, both nature and cultural, await passengers on this cruise.”More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthVariety Cruises, based in Athens, Greece, is a family owned company offering personalized experiential style cruises on its smaller ships and yachts to Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Greece, Italy, Malta, Seychelles, West Africa and Cape Verde. For complete details on itinerary, pricing, terms and conditions please visit GLP Worldwide at glpworldwide.com/itinerary/treasures-panama-costa-rica/. Tags: Costa Rica, GLP Worldwide, Panama Posted by
“We prioritized our loyal partners”: Iberostar’s Cuba strong after challenging winter TORONTO — It was a perfect storm and it seemed to happen almost overnight: U.S. tour operators were suddenly clamouring for Cuba resort rooms and Iberostar had to make a choice.“For 25 years Canada has been an important partner so we did not want to give all of our Canadian-owned rooms to U.S. tour operators. We chose to prioritize our loyal partners and we were right,” says Iberostar’s Chief Operating Officer, Aurelio Vazquez.Two years after that sudden surge in U.S. demand, it’s back to square one as Americans once again grapple with travel restrictions to the popular Caribbean island.But few companies welcoming guests to their Cuba resorts have time to worry about the lack of U.S. vacationers – because the markets from Canada and abroad are so strong, and growing.Says Vazquez: “We have noticed an increase in demand from Europeans and especially from the English. So we also need more rooms to deal with them. ”Meeting with the travel media first in Toronto and then in Montreal recently, Iberostar’s executive team spoke to Travelweek’s sister publication, Montreal-based Profession Voyages (ProfessionVoyages.com), about its plans for more resorts, in Cuba especially.The Spanish hotel chain is growing in popularity and also expanding its resort portfolio. After announcing the redesign of its brands and its logo, the group’s management team talked about their upcoming ambitions for Cuba, including new properties that will open this November.“The Caribbean region is key to Iberostar, specifically the markets of Mexico and Cuba,” says Vazquez. “Iberostar has a historic commitment with Cuba for 25 years, which has led us to strengthen our presence on the island: 20 new hotels in 25 years, or 7,100 rooms. In addition, in the first five months of 2018, Iberostar in Cuba has grown 8% year-over-year and we plan to add 12,000 rooms by 2020.”Luis Jiménez, Sales and Marketing Director, Cuba, adds: “It was a difficult winter because of Hurricane Irma but all the hotels were quickly renovated. With the steady increase in direct flights from Canada, the Canadian market is the most important market for our hotels in Cuba.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”“We believe there is still potential in Cuba, which is why we want to open more hotels. Cuba is an incredible destination with 1,200 kilometres of beaches and many assets for tourists, without forgetting its unique culture. It is also one of the safest destinations in the world and tourists are looking for peace during their holidays.”Currently Iberostar has nearly 7,000 rooms in 21 hotels. In four years, the Spanish chain plans to have more than 30 hotels in Cuba. For this year, the chain will open two new hotels in November: Iberostar Grand Packard in Havana and Iberostar Holguin in Playa Pesquero.Iberostar HolguinIberostar HolguinIberostar Holguin Hotel will be a five-star resort consisting of an adult section and a section for families. The 638 rooms will be divided into six three-storey buildings. Five categories of rooms will be available including presidential suites with sea views and private pool. There’s also a water park, four specialty a la carte restaurants, an international buffet and a beachside restaurant. WiFi will be available everywhere on the property for a small fee. The adults-only StarPrestige area will include a series of little luxe touches like L’Occitane bath products.Iberostar HolguinIberostar Holguin“We needed a hotel like that in Holguin,” said Jiménez.Meanwhile the Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel will open in November in Havana with some 300 five-star rooms in a historic building with a beautiful swimming pool. It’s billed as an ideal hotel for clients who want to combine a city break with a seaside holiday.Iberostar Grand PackardIberostar Grand Packard“We want to push our customers to combined beach and culture holidays,” says Jiménez.He acknowledges that the competition is fierce on the island, with the presence of many quality hoteliers. But Jiménez says he considers his competitors as friends and says it was thanks to joint efforts, that the destination has recovered quickly post-Irma and continues its development.Iberostar Grand PackardIberostar Grand PackardBut when pressed about Iberostar’s competitive advantages, Jiménez mentions both location and dining.More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“The hotels we have are very good. We started our establishment in Cuba very slowly because we wanted hotels very well-located. For example, in Havana, the three hotels we have are located in the best part of the city. In each destination, we really prefer to have the best, so this limits our portfolio of hotels. We could have a lot more in Cuba, that’s for sure!”Starting in November 2018 Iberostar will also have its own food import business to supply its hotels.If Jiménez takes the time to mention that Canada remains the chain’s top priority market in Cuba, it is because of all those requests from U.S. tour operators. Two years ago Iberostar received significant requests for room reservations but the group did not have enough capacity to accommodate both the U.S. market and the Canadian market, Iberostar’s ‘cash cow’.“I had a few meetings with American tour operators that wanted to start working with us, with a large volume of rooms. In our hotel in Varadero, our clientele is 80% Canadian, and in the winter we are full.”Iberostar is also forging ahead with its development in the rest of the world, with new projects including: a new 13-storey tower at its Cancun resort complex by 2019, with 154 luxury suites overlooking the turquoise waters along the shoreline, plus a new bar, restaurant and pool; a new hotel in Los Cabos; and a second Iberostar hotel in Litibu near Punta de Mita. Several more new resorts are in the works in Europe.And by 2020 there will be more ‘Grand’ in the Caribbean, with an Iberostar Grand for families opening in the D.R. in the Bavaro region, as well as a new Iberostar Grand in Aruba. Share Tags: IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts Travelweek Group Posted by Thursday, July 12, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>