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42 forest fires burning in northeast Ont with 19 of them out

first_imgThe Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources says that as of Sunday evening 42 forest fires were burning in the northeast region of the province, with 19 of them described as out of control.The Parry Sound 33 fire at just over 113 square kilometres remains the most dangerous of the wildfires.After raging for almost three weeks, it still hasn’t been brought under control.Hot, dry, windy weather this weekend helped fan the flames, however, despite the challenging conditions the ministry says crews made excellent progress in ringing most of the fire’s perimeter with hose lines.Today’s forecast calls for more heat and gusty winds, but with higher humidity and the possibility of 10-to-15 millimetres of patchy rain.Last week, the Municipality of Killarney issued an evacuation order because of heavy smoke from the fires, while the Municipality of French River issued an evacuation alert.last_img read more

Views of New Brunswick professor draw growing concerns from faculty

first_imgFREDERICTON — More than 100 faculty members at the University of New Brunswick have signed a letter denouncing one of their colleagues for promoting what they say are racist arguments about immigration.Ricardo Duchesne, a professor in the department of social science at the university’s Saint John campus since 1995, is no stranger to complaints about his controversial views, but now the university has decided to investigate.The letter says Duchesne’s arguments about multiculturalism and immigration are “racist and without academic merit.”But Duchesne says he’s just doing his job as an academic and asking tough questions.The Canadian Historical Association has also written a letter condemning Duchesne’s views.UNB President, Eddy Campbell, issued a statement to say the university is reviewing the allegations concerning one of its faculty members and will take the time necessary to complete the review.While Campbell’s statement doesn’t name the professor, Duchesne says he expects to have a meeting soon with university administration but has no intention to resign.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Officials warned China India could use communities in Canada to advance agendas

first_imgOTTAWA — Some of the federal government’s top bureaucrats have been warned that China and India might try to use their respective migrant communities in Canada to advance their own interests.The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers attending a retreat on national security last year that also flagged the challenge in preventing foreign countries from launching “hostile actions” against Canada.Such actions include cyber-attacks, spreading of misinformation and using diaspora communities, either directly or indirectly, to steal technology, influence elections and target the Canadian economy and infrastructure.Obtained by The Canadian Press through the access-to-information law, the report’s release comes as the Liberals and Conservatives have sparred ahead of the fall election over the best way to deal with both China and India.The report specifically cites the growing role Canada’s Chinese and Indian communities are playing in all levels of government as a good thing and reflective of the increasing diversity of this country’s political system.However, it also warns of a risk of these communities being influenced — either knowingly or not — by foreign governments with their own agendas.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Meet the artist who designed the Tecumseh coin for Canadas mint

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe work of an Anishinabe artists is featured on a new silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.Mary McPherson from Thunder Bay was chosen by the mint to illustrate the Shawnee warrior and chief Tecumseh as they commemorate 250 since his birth.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img

Mother brother kill girl held attempting to dispose body

first_imgGhaziabad: In a bizarre incident, a woman and her son were arrested by Ghaziabad police while she was going to dump the body of her 15-year-old daughter on a scooty along with her son.Police officials said that the mother and son duo had stuffed the body in a sack and were caught by neighbours while ferrying the body to a secluded spot. The incident was reported from Sangam Vihar colony in Loni area of Ghaizbad on Thursday evening. Cops said that the girl was strangled to death by her mother and minor brother on Thursday around 2:30 pm while they were arrested later in the evening around 4 pm. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to police, the deceased girl has been identified as Khushi, a native of Mansurpur area of Muzaffarnagar district and currently lived in Sangam Vihar colony of Ghaziabad along with her mother and brother. Cops said that girl’s father had died a few years ago while her mother always used to take favour of her son which bothered girl and she usually fight at her home for that. “Both the accused were caught red handed while they were taking the girl’s body on a Scooty which was stuffed in a sack. The neighbours suspected something to be fishy and intercepted them, upon which they found the girl’s body and immediately informed police. A police team rushed to the spot and took the body into police custody which was sent for the post mortem while both the accused were arrested from the spot,” said S P Singh, Station House officer of Loni border police Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsstation. The officer further said that a casual fight between the victim and her brother had triggered the incident. “Upon interrogating the accused woman, she told police that Khushi never pay heed to what she say and often quarrel with family over pity issues. On Thursday also, Khushi had a fight with her elder brother for which the mother had scolded her. However, she started misbehaving and amid a fit of anger, the woman along with her son strangled her and she died on the spot,” Singh said. “The accused woman further told police that due to Khushi’s fighting habits, they had to change their rented accommodations frequently and had shifted to Sangam Vihar colony around four days back after they were forced to vacate their rented house from Delhi,” added Singh. Meanwhile police have arrested the woman and her son while a case of murder has also been registered against them. “Following the incident, an FIR under section 302 (punishment for murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against victim’s mother Anita Devi (45) and her brother. We are interrogating them further to ascertain the actual reason which led to such a tragic incident,” said Singh. In another similar incident, Ghaziabad police found an unidentified body of a 32-year-old man which was packed in a suitcase lying near the Ghaziabad- Meerut highway. Police have sent the body for autopsy and waiting for the reports. According to police, passerby called the police around 10 am and gave the information about the suitcase. When police reached the spot and opened the suitcase, they found a body with multiple injury marks while the hands were tied with a rope. Atish Kumar, Circle officer said that police is trying to identify the dead body. Police has already informed the police stations of nearby cities for identification. “Someone has killed him and dumped his body under the area of Sihani gate. We are trying to identify the body and are fetching the details from police stations of Ghaziabad and nearby districts,” he added.last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Wall Street on Monday, adding a bit to the last two weeks of gains.However, trading remains choppy as uncertainty continued over several ongoing trade disputes and their possible effect on economic growth.On Monday:The S&P 500 index rose 2.69 points, or 0.1%, to 2,889.67.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 22.92 points, or 0.1%, to 26,112.53.The Nasdaq composite added 48.37 points, or 0.6%, to 7,845.02.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks climbed 10.25 points, or 0.7%, to 1,532.75.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 382.82 points, or 15.3%.The Dow is up 2,785.07 points, or 11.9%.The Nasdaq is up 1,209.75 points, or 18.2%.The Russell 2000 is up 184.19 points, or 13.7%.The Associated Press read more

First colourcoded new car labels appear in showrooms

Roll-out of a colour-coded label for new cars will begin on Friday.  1 July 2005 marks the start of the industry’s commitment, forged through the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), to give consumers better information on key environmental factors like CO2 emissions. For the first time, SMMT has also forged a close partnership with a local authority to develop a pilot study for the label. Guildford Borough Council has been working with SMMT and LowCVP to encourage local dealers to display the label from today. Potential buyers will be surveyed to better understand the new label’s likely effect on current and future buying habits. ‘Average CO2 from new cars has come down by nearly ten per cent in the last seven years’, commented SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan, ‘But we know this is not enough. Today marks a radical step forward in terms of our commitment to give better information. The roll-out of the new label delivers a clear message – a low carbon choice means lower cost motoring.’ To start the roll-out, 24 dealers in Guildford will pilot the label following an official launch by transport minister, Dr Stephen Ladyman MP. The label will then be more widely displayed in UK showrooms, one for each car, in preparation for the key September market. To help consumer organisations like trading standards and Citizens Advice Bureau better understand the label, SMMT has produced an explanatory leaflet with the support of the Vehicle Certification Agency. This has already been distributed to more than 30,000 organisations. Better information is just one area where the industry is demonstrating its commitment to lower vehicle emissions. In terms of cleaner technologies, the market for alternative fuelled vehicles is growing, and the development of ground-breaking new technologies is being spearheaded through the work of SMMT Foresight Vehicle.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Dr Ladyman added, ‘Consumers will now be in a better position to consider the environmental impacts of different cars and to make an informed decision on which one to choose.’ As well as CO2 ratings, the labels also show estimated annual running costs. These are based on the average fuel consumption over 12,000 miles and VED. The extra information available will, for the first time, put environmental concerns firmly on the agenda for new car buyers. Central to the label are the colour coded-CO2 bands, from red to green. These are similar in format to energy efficiency labels on white goods and follow the same CO2 emission bandings used by the government to levy road tax (VED). read more

Custom StarCraft 2 arcade stick will wow opponents even if its missing

first_imgWhen playing games like StarCraft 2 competitively, strategy is important, but that’s not all that separates good players from great ones. You need to implement that strategy at blazing fast speed (usually measured in actions per minute). More actions (some times in the range of 300/minute) means more things get done — more units built, spice collected (you know, if you’re playing Dune II), and more enemies destroyed. One tool designed to help serious players improve their gaming performance is the SRK StarCraft II Stick.The SRKS2S was custom built by Mauricio Romano when Shoryuken.com (SRK) put out a call for the “ultimate StarCraft 2 arcade stick”. What he wound up fabricating was what you see above: an arcade-style cabinet, with a stick on the right side, and 29 buttons. If you look closely you’ll see that the keys make up an abbreviated QWERTY keyboard with 19 letters, left Shift, left Ctrl, right Ctrl, space, and then the numbers 1-6. There is no enter/return key, so it won’t be great for chatting (the missing letters won’t help either). It uses high-quality Sanwa buttons (the same used in professionally-built fightsticks) and a USB connection.Because it uses USB your computer will think it’s just a normal keyboard/mouse combo. You won’t have to setup any macros or install any crazy drivers. It’s just a normal setup as far as your computer is concerned.The trackball-looking contraption is actually a modified Ultrastik — in other words it actually is a joystick that functions as a two-button mouse. It was designed to give gamers that authentic arcade feel while maintaining the accuracy and hand position of a mouse.The whole build process is explained in a lengthy, image-based post. It turns out that a trackball was the original plan (lots of arcade games used them!) but it didn’t work out. Upon reading you’ll see that this was no mere hobbyist project — some serious time and effort when into this thing, especially the frills, like lighting, decals, and paint.The video above shows the keyboard in action. It looks pretty slick, but the person using it… well he doesn’t seem too thrilled. Maybe the designer got too close to his work and only sees the flaws? Regardless, you can count us as impressed!via Shoryukenlast_img read more

Triple H and Stephanie preview AXXESS Heyman on RAW after Mania

first_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Triple H and Stephanie McMahon preview AXXESSPaul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon did the following Facebook Live video on Thursday giving fans a walk-through of the WWE Fan AXXESS convention in Orlando that opens this evening during WrestleMania weekend.Heyman on RAW after ManiaIn continuing his week of blogs on Yahoo! Sports to promote WrestleMania 33, Paul Heyman has a new blog up on Thursday talking about the importance of this Monday’s RAW after WrestleMania, which in recent years has become just as big of a show as WrestleMania itself.“The psychology behind the scenes in scripting the Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania is always a fascinating attempt to balance ‘IF you missed last night, here’s what you missed (so check out the replays, available exclusively on the WWE Network)’ against ‘now here’s what’s coming up at our next big event.’ You can’t spend three hours just recapping WrestleMania, but ignoring what happened the night before potentially mitigates the historic value of the events that transpired during WWE’s annual showcase. And let’s not forget, shareholders never care about “yesterday,” they are only interested in this quarter exceeding expectations, let alone the revenue and profit margin (and number of subscribers) from same quarter, last year.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Videos Articles Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Facebook 7/25 NXT Live Results: Orlando, Florida (Tegan Nox returns, Drew Gulak defends title) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania The Miz Former Impact and ROH star guest coaching this week at WWE Performance Center Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Triple H Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 8/29 NXT Live Results: Orlando, Florida (Velveteen Dream takes on Roderick Strong) Twitter Videos Articleslast_img read more

Bielsa insists its always good to be top of the table

first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa insists it is always good to be first after his team moved to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.The Whites recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory against Ipswich Town on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Kemar Roofe and Liam Cooper.Bielsa made three changes to the team that lost to Blackburn on Saturday, with Pablo Hernandez, Like Ayling and Jack Harrison coming for Pontus Jansson, Stuart Dallas and Tyler Roberts.The decision proved to be the right one within the first 25 minutes as Hernandez was involved in the first goal, whipping in a cross for Kemar Roofe to head home.“It’s always important to be the first,” Bielsa said, according to LeedsLive.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.The Argentine gaffer had to watch Gaetano Berardi limp off injured in his second game back following his lengthy lay-off.“A muscular injury after falling awkwardly. No indication how serious it is, but doesn’t appear so.” Bielsa said about Berardi’s injury.However, despite the injury doubled their advantage in the second half when skipper Liam Cooper fired home into the roof of the net following more good work from Hernandez on 66 minutes.last_img read more

MLK legacy celebrated with service projects

first_imgo 11 a.m.: The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Clark College begins with a documentary film about a community of Vietnamese immigrants in New Orleans, in the Penguin Student Lounge.o Afternoon: Volunteers will help at the Clark County Habitat ReStore, 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., which sells used building materials to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.o 5:30 p.m.: A reception at Clark will be followed by a lecture by S. Renee Mitchell and a concert by the Community A.M.E. Zion Church choir.All events are free and open to the public. Information is at http://www.clark.edu/special/mlk.Keeping the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in mind, 13-year-old Zoe Brown said if she could change one thing about the world, people would treat each other better.“I would stop all the bullying,” the Covington Middle School student said. “It’s not right.”Zoe was doing her own small part on Monday to help make that dream come true. She folded a piece of construction paper into a card and covered the front with motivational phrases.last_img read more

How Apples Daisy iPhone recycling robot works

first_img $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See All Daisy is designed to pull apart iPhones that would cost too much to refurbish and are deemed end-of-life. It’s staffed by three to four people. James Martin/CNET Daisy is many things. It’s a 33-foot-long robot that pulls apart iPhones with its five arms. It was created by Apple. It’s a cacophony of servos, pressurized screw punches and other moving parts. It may also hold a key to electronic recycling’s future.This robot, announced last year, is at the center of a new Material Recovery Lab Apple’s built in Texas. The lab is designed to share Daisy’s technology and help advance e-recycling. Apple hopes the project will attract academics, recyclers and other companies to participate. “This is about the big hairy goal of making all our products from recycled materials,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, in an interview. “It’s going to take a while, but it’ll also take tons of innovation.” While at the lab, we got to watch Daisy in action. Here’s what we saw:apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8633This is a traditional e-recycling machine, which smashes electronics in an effort to expose valuable materials and collect them. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8635Unfortunately, these materials often get co-mingled and become impure in the process. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8638Apple’s first recycling robot, Liam, was announced in 2016 and was designed to disassemble the iPhone 6. Liam processed phones every 12 minutes. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8369An iPhone begins its journey through Daisy on the conveyer belt. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8411In the first stop, Daisy jams a set of prongs into the crease between the phone’s screen and body, separating them. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8492In the next section, the iPhone loses its battery and screws. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8568How do you remove a battery glued onto the phone’s body? Blast the glue with freezing air and knock it with enough force. The battery just falls out. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8439Then the screws that hold the logic board are punched out. Daisy identifies which phone it’s looking at and the angle at which it’s sitting to make sure it’s accurate. James Martin/CNET apple-recycling-robot-daisy-8509At the last stage, Daisy removes the cameras, haptics, speakers and other bits. Daisy’s left with an aluminum shell, which can be carted off to be recycled. James Martin/CNET Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tags Apple Best Buy Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $999 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Post a comment $999 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It Boost Mobile Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 2:46 reading • How Apple’s Daisy iPhone recycling robot works Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See it Apple See It Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Sci-Tech Tech Industry $999 • Share your voice 0 Apple wants to share its Daisy robot tech for recycling… Apple iPhone XS See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

Twitter withholds Yogi Adityanaths tweets calling Muslim League a green virus

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath  Two weeks after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted describing the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) as a green virus, Twitter withheld the tweet upon the direction of the Election Commission citing legal issues.This comes at a time when the Election Commission has banned Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours for his derogatory and “highly provocative” statement. The tweets on Yogi Adityanath’s page have been deleted and in its place, there is a message reading, “This tweet from @myogiadityanath has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.” The Uttar Pradesh CM had made these remarks a day after Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, filed his nomination to contest in the Lok Sabha from the Wayanad constituency in Kerala. Adityanath took a shot at the IUML by calling it a “green virus” and dividing the country. Congress President Rahul Gandhi files his nomination for his second seat of Wayanad for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Wayanad, Kerala on April 4, 2019. Also seen Congress General Secretary (Uttar Pradesh East) Priyanka Gandhi.IANSIn response to the tweets, the IUML filed a complaint with the Election Commission asking it to disable the BJP leader’s Twitter account, reports News18.  According to The News Minute, Adityanath had tweeted, “The entire country had joined hands with Mangal Pandey against the English during the freedom struggle of 1857. Then the virus of the Muslim League came and spread, partitioning the country.”The party also released a statement which read, “The IUML was formed in Madras on March 10, 1948, after the tragic partition of India. The party is committed to the Constitution of India and the Constitutional principles of secularism, fraternity and the unity and integrity of the nation. The IUML has no role in the partition. This has been done intentionally for creating hatred among communities which is punishable under section 153A of the IPC.”TNM reports that along with Yogi Adityanath’s tweets, other politicians such as Koena Mitra, Surendra Poonia, Giriraj Singh and Manjinder Singh Sirsa also had their tweets taken down by the microblogging website.While banning Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours, the Election Commission on April 16, Tuesday said, “The Commission observes that being the CM of a state, Sh Yogi Adityanath has an added responsibility to not only uphold the basic tenets, including secularism of the Constitution but also to display the same in his public appearances/speeches as well.” IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … India is one of the most powerful countries in the world: CM Yogicenter_img Closelast_img read more

Andy Cohen recalls asking Oprah if shes been with a woman

first_imgFearless interviewer Andy Cohen has reflected on the time he asked Oprah if she’s ‘ever been with a woman’ on TV. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Reflecting on the times he may have gone too far on the show, Andy also told People: ‘I asked [American basketball player Shaquille O’Neal] how big his [penis] was — he wears a size 26 shoe! I was scared. It was on my mind all day. And then I came to work and I said, “I can’t ask him this.” And they were like, “Oh, you’re asking!”‘‘I’m not talking about Kanye or the Kardashians’Meanwhile Andy revealed to E! News that Amber Rose is his worst-ever Plead the Fifth guest.Plead the Fifth is a segment on Andy’s show where guests are asked tricky questions and can only decline one.However, model Amber, who used to date rapper Kanye West, refused to answer Andy’s ‘shady questions’.‘I’m not talking about Kanye or the Kardashians at all. I plead the fifth again,’ Amber said at the time.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The Bravo star asked fellow talk show host Oprah the question on his show Watch What Happens Live, to which she simply replied ‘No’.However, speaking to People TV Watch, he admitted the moment ‘was a little tense…’‘Oh my God! I think I’ve just ruined everything!’The star previously told ET Online of the question: ‘I was like, “Oh my God! I think I’ve just ruined everything!”‘center_img Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/andy-cohen-reveals-bisexual-star-worst-plead-fifth-guest/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Andy and Oprah | Photos: WWHL/Wikilast_img read more

Pearson Airport passenger count up 62 says GTAA

first_img Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Share Pearson Airport passenger count up 6.2%, says GTAA Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Toronto, Toronto Pearson Airport, Trend Watch TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is reporting 2.1 million passengers in the first nine months of 2017, up 6.2% year-over-year.The GTAA, which operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, says this growth reflects increased capacity of aircraft and new routes, the economic strength of the Greater Toronto Region, and the role of Toronto Pearson International Airport as Canada’s largest airport and North America’s second busiest airport in terms of international passengers.“Toronto Pearson’s continued strong growth in the third quarter of 2017 is a reflection of Ontario’s economic vibrancy and the strong demand for air service across Canada,” said Howard Eng, President and CEO, GTAA. “Toronto Pearson was recently ranked as the fifth most connected airport in the world by industry data specialists OAG. This access to international markets helps to drive our economy and is a major factor in businesses’ decisions to headquarter in Ontario.”A total of 36 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson International Airport in the first nine months of 2017 as the international sector increased by 1.7 million passengers or 8% and the domestic sector increased by 439,000 passengers or 3.4% over the same period in 2016.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedA total of 13.6 million passengers travelled through the airport during the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2017 as the international sector increased by 414,000 passengers, or 5.3%, and the domestic sector increased by 166,000 passengers or 3.2% over the same period in 2016.Both the third quarter and first nine months of 2017 recorded the highest number of domestic and international passengers.The GTAA recorded net income of $56.3 million for the third quarter and $98.9 million for the first nine months of 2017, compared to $53.7 million and $80.7 million in the comparable 2016 periods, respectively, and continues towards reducing its deficit.For the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2017, the GTAA reported total revenues of $368.6 million and $1,029.1 million, representing increases of $17.5 million and $59.7 million from the same periods in 2016, respectively. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Argentina opposition attacks Macri over Panama Papers

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Mauricio Macri overcame privilege to become Argentina president US-trained bankers tapped for new Argentine Cabinet Argentina to borrow $15 billion to pay creditors US signs trade deal with Argentina during Obama trip BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s opponents attacked him Tuesday over his involvement in two offshore companies after his name appeared in the so-calledPanama Papers leaks.A lawmaker from the Left Front party introduced a bill in the lower house of Congress calling on Macri to report on “his past and present contractual and financial relationship” with companies registered in the Bahamas and Panama.The move came after lawmakers allied with the conservative president’s predecessor and opponent, Cristina Kirchner, called for a congressional investigative commission to probe any irregularities in Macri’s finances.Macri, who vowed to fight corruption during his presidential campaign last year, said Monday there was “nothing strange” about his offshore financial dealings.His chief of staff sought to fortify that line of defense Tuesday, telling a press conference that the administration was “extremely calm, because there’s nothing to hide.”The information about Macri’s offshore interests emerged in the leak of millions of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which has put a host of world leaders and celebrities in the hot seat over their secret financial dealings.Argentine newspaper La Nación, one of the more than 100 media organizations wading through the leaks, reported that Macri, his business magnate father and his brother Mariano were on the board of directors of Fleg Trading, an offshore company registered in the Bahamas.Subsequent press reports said Macri was also listed as president of a second offshore firm, Kagemusha S.A., set up in Panama in 1981.Macri did not list either company in his financial declarations when he became Buenos Aires mayor in 2007 or president last year.Chief of staff Marcos Pena said neither company had any capital, cash flow or shares.“It’s the same [in both cases], a company that belonged to his father, which was set up for some reason but which afterward never carried out activities, and where family members were named as directors because of issues of trust,” he said.Macri has unleashed a flurry of market-friendly reforms since taking office, seeking to undo 12 years of left-leaning, protectionist economic policy under his predecessors, which he blames for the slowdown of Latin America’s third-biggest economy.But in a deeply divided country, the former executive faces accusations of being too friendly to big business.“The president isn’t a businessman anymore, but he still has the attitude of a businessman who thinks he has the right to everything,” opposition lawmaker Felipe Sola said in a radio interview on the Panama Papers controversy.Related: Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leaklast_img read more

Qantas prepares for looming strike

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J With the possibility of a strike taking place this year, Qantas has commenced ‘plan B’ preparations sending managers into the US to train up ground handling staff.  A Qantas spokesperson said sending managers to the US is something the airline has done over the past ten years during industrial disputes, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.”This type of contingency measure is important to ensure our passengers can continue to fly as normal in the event of union-led strikes,” the spokesperson said. ”We were forced to use this contingency in the past when the TWU took unprotected industrial action.”According to the source, the airline sent its managers to the US before Christmas to train up private contractors at Los Angeles Airport. A source undergoing the training described the course as “very hands-on”. ”You have to drive the trucks out to the aircraft and do the loading and unloading – and lining the trucks up to the aircraft doors and cargo doors.”The carrier has been in talks with Transport Workers Union over issues concerning aircraft engineers and up to 1700 long-haul pilots.last_img read more

Florida The Sunshine State loose yourself with roomsXML

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Report Citi DoJ Nearing Securities Settlement

first_img July 9, 2014 426 Views Share Citigroup is close to a deal with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that the bank sold defective mortgage-backed securities in the lead up to the financial crisis, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal late Tuesday night.Citing people familiar with the matter, the report claims that the settlement negotiations are getting close to finalizing a settlement of $7 billion. Officials from Citigroup and the Justice Department both declined comment on the ongoing negotiations.The Journal reports that according to people familiar with the matter, the deal will include $4 billion in cash payments to the federal government, with the rest coming in the form of borrower relief. The negotiations had been stalled until Citigroup reportedly upped their cash offer from $1 billion recently.The deal would be the latest in a series of agreements between the government and major banks as the Justice Department seeks to apportion blame and repay the taxpayers for the part that the banks played in the events that caused the large scale economic downturn of the previous decade, a hole that the economy is still trying to dig out of to date.The agreement could also  put more pressure on Bank of America to settle its own ongoing negotiations with the Justice Department. Talks between the two stalled last month. Last November, JPMorgan agreed to pay a record $13 billion. The government is said to be seeking more from Bank of America because the company issued more securities whose failure had a larger impact on the economy.According to the report, the government was initially seeking $10 billion from Citigroup, closer to the deal that it got in the JPMorgan settlement, arguing that, even though Citigroup issued fewer securities, the securities that it did offer performed much worse and had a greater detriment to the economy than securities offered by other banks.More settlements are likely to be forthcoming. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Marketcenter_img Report: Citi, DoJ Nearing Securities Settlement Citigroup Justice Department Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements 2014-07-09 Derek Templetonlast_img read more

5 of the biggest movie sets you can actually visit

first_imgFly to Glasgow from £50 Search for hotels in Argyll & Bute Photo credit: Frankie Dixon Whereto stay: Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Before the desert auditions for its next blockbuster, visit in early spring or late autumn for the best weather. Wadi Rum covers 300 square miles so the only way to take it all in is with a day’s jeep tour with a local Bedouin guide. If you’re sticking around for a little longer, factor in a visit to Burdah Rock Bridge. It’s the largest of three arches in Wadi Rum and it’s precariously perched 80 metres above surrounding rock formations. It’s a challenging hike over steep, rocky terrain, but among the locals, it’s known as the most rewarding hike in the desert. Fly to Nairobi from £354 1. Aladdin: Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan – fly from £130 Fly to Jordan from £130 Releasedate: 19 July 2019 Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels Not only was the original animated version 1992’s highest grossing film, but it opened up – sing it – A Whole New World – of fancy-dress possibilities for the 90s. Cut to kids everywhere screaming for Princess Jasmine makeovers. Now, it’s getting a modern-day, live animation makeover thanks to director Guy Richie. To bring it to life, the film crew took to the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan and turned it into the fictional city of Agrabah. With burnt-orange sands, sweeping dunes and Martian-like mountains, it’s no surprise that this vast desert is often called the Valley of the Moon, or that it’s had a starring role in loads of movies. It was awarded its big break in Lawrence of Arabia back in 1962 and went on to become Planet Jedah in Star Wars: Rogue One. It’s recommended to visit on a day trip from Nairobi so wear your comfy shoes to explore. Make your way to Fischer’s Tower, the focal point of the park and a favourite among visitors for rock climbing. From Hell’s Gate and, in fact, anywhere in the local area, you’ll be able to see Mount Longonot in the neighbouring National Park. A dormant volcano that last erupted in the 1800s, it now dominates the landscape at 750 metres above sea level. If you fancy some more hiking, you can reach the rim of the crater in two hours for impressive views across the park. You’ll need to be relatively fit but it’s still suitable for a novice hiker, even though the pros use it as a pre-climb for Kilimanjaro. 2. Lion King: Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya – fly from £354 ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Photo credit: Nikola Milcic Search hotels in the Bronx If you’re thinking the Lion King was ‘just’ a cartoon and purely fictional, you’d be wrong my friend, very wrong. Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya, so named because of the intense geothermal activity taking place inside the park, provided the inspiration for the original film 25 years ago. A quarter of a century later, and the new live-animation movie is set to hit the screens in July, so it’s high time you visited the film set. True, the animals won’t burst into well-rehearsed song and dance in the voices of Beyonce and Donald Glover, and meerkats and warthogs probably don’t hang out together in reality – dreams crushed forever – but how many people can say they’ve been to Pride Rock? In fact, this park is less about the animals, and more about its unusual topography, with rock towers, volcanoes and deep canyons. From Princess Jasmine’s home town to the Joker’splayground, the settings on the big screen are, surprisingly, actual, real-lifelocations… with a little CGI thrown in for good measure. This year, theblockbusters are rolling in, so get off the sofa, step into the story and letthese film-set locations inspire your next adventure. Photo credit: David Clode 3. Joker: The Bronx, New York – fly from £202 Releasedate: 4 October 2019 Search hotels in Ravello If you’re visiting Wadi Rum as part of a bigger trip to Jordan, spend a night sleeping under the stars in the desert with a luxury stay at the Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp. Opt for either a luxury tent complete with solar-powered amenities and a private terrace overlooking the mountains, or a futuristic ‘pod’ with an ensuite. Each ‘bubble’ gives you a clear view of the night’s sky from your four-poster bed. You don’t even need to pop your slippers on to see the sunrise. Or if you can manage with a little less luxury, a night at the Jamal Rum Camp will cost you as little as £10 a night. The accommodation may be on the basic side but no matter where you stay, those unforgettable views won’t cost you a single Jordanian dinar. RelatedPetra is just the beginning…Jordan is well-known for the warmth and friendliness of its people welcoming our tourists. Jordanians have always been eager to open their doors and welcome visitors to experience their remarkable country. The vast activities and tourist locations make Jordan a country well-suited for tourism. From visiting the modern capital Amman;…Jordan: Where unforgettable moments are livedJordan may be well known for the diversity of its people, its food and its culture but little is known internationally about its rich cultural and historical heritage beyond the rose-red city of Petra. The Kingdom of Jordan remains unexplored by international travelers, from canyons to forests, mountains to deserts,…Star Wars: 12 incredible filming locations around the worldSeeing as it’s Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you and all that jazz), we’ve searched our planet for the most spectacular destinations to feature in the films. Put your Star Wars knowledge to the test and be amazed by what these filming locations look like in real-life! Whereto stay: Photo credit: Nicole Y-Ccenter_img Still get shivers thinking of Heath Ledger’s iconic portrayal of the Joker back in The Dark Knight? Us too. Now Joaquin Phoenix is taking up the mantel and embracing the heavy clown make-up. Gotham City may look a little grittier and more menacing on screen but the criminal mastermind is actually just roaming the streets of New York, specifically The Bronx. If you didn’t know, this neighbourhood is the home of ‘step streets’ – that’s streets made up of just steps, funnily enough – and the backdrop for an iconic scene in the trailer. Head to 167th Street, throw on your craziest smile and whisper, ‘Why so serious?’ to passers-by – it’ll be an Oscar-worthy performance for sure.  Whereto stay: Knockderry Country House Hotel is practically a fairy-tale castle with turrets, towers and authentic wood-panelled walls. Plus, it’s set against breath-taking scenery and in a great location for Loch Lomond so you can step outside and set off on a hike. We suggest walking along the Millennium Forest Path around the loch where, in summer, you’ll be rewarded by a carpet of bluebells and stitchwort. From £99 a night. 4. Star Wars: Argyll, Scotland – fly from £50 Now, for the highly anticipated ninth and final episode, The Rise of Skywalker, you don’t need to jump to hyperspace to embrace your inner Jedi. It may not scream Tatooine or Coruscant vibes, but the Scottish Highlands are a favourite set location among the Rebel Alliance. The cast have been spotted filming in Argyll once more. Cue dramatic ‘staring-into-the-distance’ shots against the wild, impressive landscape. It’s the best place to spot some wildlife, like golden eagles, red deer and puffins. You’ll need four wheels to get around the area – we’re talking rural Scotland here – so hire a car and head to Argyll Forest Park to spot the rare red squirrel. Fun fact: the park’s dramatic scenery is thanks to the Highland Boundary Fault. It’s a major fault in the surface of the Earth which marks the line between Lowland and Highland Scotland. Releasedate: 19 December 2019 Over the years, the Star Wars location scouts have scoured the planet turning holiday destinations into (literally) out-of-this-world film sets. From Padme’s family home on Naboo, filmed in Lake Como to Redwood National Park in California, which is now known as the home of the Ewoks, those fluffy teddy-bear-like characters in the Forest Moon of Endor (just don’t call them that in front of a true fan, it’s practically blasphemy), every corner of the world is a contender. Search hotels near Wadi Rum Desert If you book a room at Sarova Stanley, you can get a five-star hotel experience for as little as £96 a night. In a great location near City Square and Nairobi’s Central Park, it’s also close to the main shopping areas. Plus, there’s a fantastic, heated pool, just in case the African heat isn’t enough for you. Fly to Amalfi from only £26 You’ll find the Opera House Hotel in South Bronx, a modern boutique hotel sat in between two subway stops and close to St Mary’s Park. It’s just over a mile from the Yankee Stadium so you can walk back from a game and spot the street art and graffiti the Bronx is known for. Rooms from £140. 5. Wonder Woman 2: The Amalfi Coast – fly from £26 Whereto stay: Release date: 5 June 2020 Fly to New York from £202 Where tostay: Photo credit: Guille Álvarez Hotel Bonadies is close to the town centre and the main square with, you guessed it, postcard-worthy views of Ravello. The décor and rooms are simple, but the roof terrace, pool and classic Italian cuisine more than make up for it. Rooms from £133. If you’ve already planned your holiday this year, get ahead and start organising the next one in line with the release of Wonder Woman 2: 1984. Fans of the 2017 epic now have to wait even longer for the sequel after the release was pushed back from November 2019 until summer 2020. Until June rolls around, visit the real-life home of Diana, better known as Wonder Woman. If you were paying close attention in the first film, you may have recognised one of the main sets as the lush Italian town of Ravello which cascades down the mountain, overlooking the stunning Amalfi Coast. Its Greek-Roman architecture and vibrant colours make it the perfect backdrop for Diana’s homeland, the fictional island of Themyscira, previously known as ‘Paradise Island’. Releasedate: 24 May 2019 Get set-jetting and book your flights below: Once you arrive on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice with endless clifftop views of dazzling blue sea. Start in the town of Ravello and visit the cathedral and its bountiful gardens. Visit in July and August and the town becomes the setting for the Ravello Festival where you’ll find everything from ballet performances to film screenings. If you’re looking for a light refreshment, pop by Profumi della Costiera for a sip of their limoncello, made with local lemons and bottled in the back of the shop. Continue your tour of the film sets at Brooklyn Army Terminal on 58th Street, also known as Arkham State Hospital. Then move onto Bedford Park Boulevard Subway Station which also features in the trailer. Then, to lighten the mood ever so slightly, finish your day in the Bronx by discovering City Island, an off-the-beaten-track sight that feels far removed from the Big Apple. You can access the island by a bridge at the edge of Pelham Park. Thanks to its waterside location, it’s embraced all things maritime and is brimming with seafood restaurants, ice cream shops and sailing opportunities. All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 21 May 2019. Search hotels in Nairobilast_img read more