10 months agoLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldo

first_imgLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Flat Tax Will Ease Burden on Transport Operators – Minister Guy

first_img Those who wish to continue to file their annual tax returns can do so The move will eventually result in the further formalisation of the public transportation sector Story Highlights The new flat tax for the public transport system is intended to make the process of paying taxes easier Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, says the new flat tax for the public transport system is intended to make the process of paying taxes easier.“I want to make it absolutely clear that this new system is not a draconian measure, as some want to suggest. It is a measure that is an alternative to filing your returns,” the Minister said at a press briefing on July 23 at the Ministry’s Maxfield Avenue offices.“Most taxi operators can’t be bothered (or don’t have the time) to go into the Tax Administration (TAJ) offices before the 31st of the March each year to file a return. What has been brokered is something that will…make life easier for them,” he added.Under the new system, transport operators will pay one flat annual rate, which will cover income tax, education tax, National Housing Trust (NHT), and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions.According to the Transport Ministry, the move will eventually result in the further formalisation of the public transportation sector as bus and taxi operators will ultimately contribute to statutory tax schemes.Dr. Guy also explained that taxi and bus operators are not being forced to pay the flat rate, as those who wish to continue to file their annual tax returns can do so.“We have been advised that a little over 50 per cent of the operators in this country file tax returns, while about 48 per cent do not file anything. We are facilitating a process, which makes it easier for this 48 per cent, and those among the 52 per cent, who file on a regular basis, who want to come on board to the new system,” he stated.The Minister informed that the TAJ has made arrangements to ensure that the system is easy and flexible. As such, he said, the agency will facilitate the collection of all the necessary taxes and contributions and pay them over to the relevant entities.“They have also indicated that they will make a window available at the Transport Authority for them (transport operators) to go in and make payments and TAJ will also have roving teams going into the offices of the various associations to collect payments,” he informed.He further noted that the new system will not only redound to the benefit of the country and the transport system, but also to the operators.“Only two (among the four payments) are actually taxes – the education tax and income tax. The other two are contributions, the NIS, which contributes to retirement or disability benefits and the NHT, which makes taxi operators and their families entitled to certain benefits whenever they apply to the NHT,” the Minister said.Dr. Guy further emphasised that all Jamaicans, have an obligation to contribute to the development of the country by paying their taxes.The new tax system was arrived at following a series of talks with representatives from the Ministry, the various taxi associations, TAJ, NHT and the NIS.last_img read more

Amid Amazon outrage tons of new fires burn

first_imgPorto Velhi (Brazil): Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed on Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to put out the worst blazes in years. The fires in the world’s largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France. Official figures show 78,383 forest fires were recorded in Brazil so far this year, the highest number of any year since 2013, and experts say the clearing of land during the months-long dry season to make way for crops or grazing has accelerated the deforestation. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsMore than half of the fires are in the Amazon, and some 1,663 new fires were ignited between Thursday and Friday, according to the National Institute for Space Research. The new data came a day after Bolsonaro authorised the deployment of the military to fight the fires and crack down on criminal activities in the region. The blazes have stirred outrage globally, with thousands protesting in Brazil and Europe on Friday. The growing crisis threatens to torpedo a blockbuster trade deal between the European Union and South American countries, including Brazil, that took 20 years to negotiate. EU Council president Donald Tusk told reporters at the G7 on Saturday that it was hard to imagine European countries ratifying a trade pact with the Mercosur bloc as long as Brazil fails to curb the fires ravaging the Amazon, which is considered to be the “lungs of the planet” and crucial to keeping climate change in check. French President Emmanuel Macron, who has taken the lead in piling pressure on Bolsonaro over the fires, had earlier accused the far-right leader of lying to him about Brazil’s stance on climate change.last_img read more

Agriculture ministers reach fiveyear 3billion deal to boost farm sector

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Agriculture ministers signed a $3-billion partnership with Ottawa aimed at strengthening the industry and developing new markets as federal officials prepare for looming trade talks with the United States.Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is intended to help the $100-billion sector come up with innovations to boost productivity, develop new trading partners and mitigate environmental issues.The five-year plan, which comes into effect on April 1, 2018, was rolled out Friday at the close of two days of meetings between MacAulay and his provincial and territorial counterparts in St. John’s, N.L.“The 14 ministers sitting down agreed that this is the best path forward,” MacAulay said at the closing news conference. “I don’t think anybody feels cheated out of anything.”He said the partnership is meant to help the sector continue to “innovate, grow and prosper and position Canada as a leader in the global economy.” There are six key components, including science and research, market development, environmental sustainability and risk management.A review will also be done on the risk management programs, with ministers slated to look at the findings at their meeting next July.MacAulay says he hopes it will ensure more equitable coverage for producers under AgriStability, which provides support for farmers experiencing crop failures or large losses.Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said the new partnership replaces Growing Forward 2, but should maintain the same level of funding.The new agreement allows provinces and territories to trigger late participation, meaning producers could enter the program and get slightly lower payments even if they did not sign up by the deadline.“Saskatchewan does not support late participation in AgriStability as we believe it goes directly against the principle of proactive risk management and does not fix a problem producers have identified,” Stewart said. “We have no intention of triggering late participation under any circumstances in the province.”Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell said he was pleased with the new deal, saying it was a “better framework than the last one.”The ministers reaffirmed their support for supply management, which limits the amount of imports into Canada without high tariffs, as Canadian officials gear up for trade talks on everything from wheat to dairy that are set to begin next month with the United States.Colwell said he was confident in the upcoming negotiations and that the ministers would be getting regular updates as talks proceed.“It looks positive so far, but it’s early in the negotiation stages,” he said in St. John’s. “I feel very confident in the federal negotiators.”Canadian farm incomes rose to $14.8 billion in 2016, while the total value of Canadian agriculture, agri-food and seafood exports exceeded $62 billion.– By Alison Auld in Halifaxlast_img read more

Ashley Greene Takes Dating Abuse Study To Congress

first_imgmark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene recently joined advocates on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for a congressional briefing to announce data from the “NO MORE Study: Teens and Young Adults,” funded by m.powerment by mark., managed by the Avon Foundation for Women.Ashley Greene speaks on Capitol Hill with mark. President Meg Lerner on NO MORE Day on March 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C.The results of the study – which explored attitudes toward, and experience with dating abuse, partner violence, and sexual assault among teens and young adults – clearly underscore the need to educate young people so they recognize the signs of abuse and how to safely intervene to help end it.The study showed that dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people. One in 6 young women self-reported having been a victim of sexual assault, more than a third reported knowing a victim of sexual assault and over half know a victim of dating abuse. In contrast, only 36% of young men reported knowing a victim of dating violence and 25% reported knowing a sexual assault victim, because they talk much less about the issue. However, the study found that both young women and men are willing to intervene to stop abuse, but they don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations and are unsure how to intervene.mark. President Meg Lerner, UVA Student Amelia Nemitz, mark Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene, UVA Student Nusayba Hammad and Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig“As a young woman, I am proud to help launch the NO MORE campaign and announce the new m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program,” said Ashley Greene. “While the results of the NO MORE study are sobering, the silver lining is that the respondents reported they were willing to get involved to stop the abuse. We have the power to end the cycle and this is a monumental step towards that.”mark. Global President Meg Lerner, who introduced Ashley Greene at the congressional briefing, said: “NO MORE is such an impressive coalition of this country’s domestic violence awareness, advocacy and direct service organizations who have united with their government partners and the private sector in a common commitment to say NO MORE. The Avon Foundation for Women and m.powerment by mark. are proud to be a part of this important movement to break the silence and end domestic violence and sexual assault.”Ashley Greene also announced that m.powerment by mark. will award 25 new grants totaling $125,000 to expand the m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program. These m.powerment campus programs will help students recognize the warning signs and encourage them to actively step-in as bystanders to prevent and stop violence before it starts. The new campus grants will reach tens of thousands more students, administrators, faculty, sports teams, fraternities and sororities in 18 states, which will advance m.powerment by mark.’s goal of reducing partner abuse and violence.NO MORE Study Findings 
Some of the most significant findings of the NO MORE study, which surveyed teens (ages 15-17) and young adults (ages 18-22) and was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications include:Dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people between the ages 15 to 22 today: • 1 in 6 young women self-report having been a victim of sexual assault. More than a third of them know a victim of sexual assault, and over half know a victim of dating abuse. • Young men are less aware of the issue impacting those they know: 36 percent of young men report knowing a victim of dating abuse and a quarter know a victim of sexual assault.Young people – men and women alike—are willing to intervene to stop abuse:• They are equally willing— in large numbers—to step in if they see a stranger being abused — 62 percent of young people would intervene. • Of those who have known a victim, more than half—54 percent- report they intervened. 60 percent of those who didn’t intervene said they would, if they could go back. • They also see a role for themselves and their communities in addressing abuse—only 19 percent report they would not intervene because it is a “private” matter.Young people don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations, and are unsure how to intervene:• 53 percent think intervening would be hard • 40 percent say they would not know what to do • Many fewer young men than women talk about partner abuse with family or friends, or recognize it in those they know. • 1 in 3 are afraid they will be physically hurt if they intervene.It’s important to educate young people to anticipate their actions and the possible consequences of their actions:• Young women are 3 times as likely as young men to report having hit a significant other. • 76 percent of those who have hit did not think they would be capable of that behavior. 86 percent of those who haven’t hit think they are incapable of it. • When asked why they hit a partner, 59 percent report it was because they were hit first.We must better educate younger girls because their risk for abusive experiences escalates dramatically between the ages of 15 and 22: • While 40 percent of young women 15 to 17 know someone who’s been a victim of dating abuse, by 18 to 22 almost 60 percent know a victim. • Unfortunately, while 6 percent of 15-17 year old girls have themselves been a victim of sexual assault, among 18-22 year olds 22 percent have been sexually assaulted.last_img read more

Stars Take A Silent Stand With Malala Yousafzai

first_imgOn April 17, Malala Yousafzai and Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of The Malala Fund, will join international activist and Free The Children Co-Founder Craig Kielburger in taking a 24-hour ‘silent’ stand to raise awareness for the millions of girls around the world who have been denied the right to attend school.Video: Malala’s Story – #WeAreSilentMalala’s passion for education and refusal to back down has inspired millions around the world. Award-winning actors and actresses and chart-topping musicians have joined forces in a captivating video telling Malala’s courageous story in her voice. The powerful compilation promoting the right of all children, especially girls, to an education features Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Seth Rogen, J. Cole, Hannah Simone, Clive Owen, Edward Norton, Shay Mitchell, Joe Jonas, Martin Sheen, Reggie Watts, Big Sean and Evanna Lynch.Although their voices will be silent, Malala, Shiza and Craig will be loud on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, engaging celebrities and young people all over the world to follow them during the We Are Silent campaign, as they speak out for those whose voices are silenced by poverty, exploitation or denial of their rights, including the right to an education.First announced on-stage at We Day UK in front of 12,000 students, the multi-year partnership between The Malala Fund and Free The Children signals the beginning of an incredible movement of young people willing to make a difference in their communities and around the world by standing up for those who are voiceless.Through this exciting partnership, anyone can join Malala, Shiza and Craig in taking a stand for those silenced by poverty and exploitation. By posting a photo of themselves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with their finger to their lips in a shushing motion, students, parents, celebrities and people around the world will “Share the shhh” and help turn #WeAreSilent into a global social media movement.“On April 17, I will be silent to support those around the world who are denied their rights, denied an education and denied a voice to speak out,” said Malala Yousafzai. “We all have the right to be heard. By being silent, I hope the world will listen to the silenced voices of girls who want to go to school, and young people around the world who are struggling for equality.”“Around the world today, 57 million children are not in school and 31 million of them are girls. By empowering young people to take a stand, we hope to make education a universal right,” said Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of the Malala Fund. “We are excited to partner with Free The Children who have built a strong network of young people who are actively looking to affect positive change in our world. Working together, I hope we can further ignite this movement and drive awareness to help open the doors to education to all young people, especially girls.”Craig Kielburger was just 12 years old when he launched his charity Free The Children. What started as a small group of twelve-year-olds addressing the issue of child labor has grown into a worldwide movement of 2.3 million young people who are engaged global citizens and has become one of the world’s largest charitable causes on Facebook with 3.8 million followers. Malala was just 15 years old when she was gunned down on a bus for standing up for her right to attend school. Through her heroic actions, she has become a symbol for girls around the world who are denied the right to an education. Both young activists share a passion for advocating for children’s rights and have inspired millions with their actions.“By standing up for her beliefs, Malala has inspired youth around the world to do the same. She has given a face and a voice to the millions of girls denied the right to an education, and inspired a movement of young people passionate about changing the world around them,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “We feel especially connected to Malala’s struggle; as this year, Free The Children’s focus has been on providing access to schools for children around the world through our Year of Education initiative. Building on Malala’s example, we believe that change can start with one young person feeling empowered to take a stand. She has shown us that the courage of one person willing to speak-up can be a catalyst for changing the world.”Each year, Free The Children takes a silent stand to raise awareness of those who are exploited or denied their rights. Hundreds of thousands of students around the world collect pledges for every hour they are silent to empower their peers around the world – the child laborers, the children who can’t go to school, and those without access to clean water or healthcare. Pledges raised through the campaign support Free The Children’s domestic and international programming, and help ensure that youth around the world can reach their full potential. To learn more about We Are Silent, visit freechildren.com/wearesilent.last_img read more

Yorkville Village presents The Stylist Suite during the Toronto International Film Festival®

first_imgFollow us for updates and announcements on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @StylistBox with #StylistSuite5ABOUT STYLIST BOX | @stylistboxStylist Box connects emerging and established fashion and accessory brands to high-profile personalities, top fashion and celebrity wardrobe stylists, and fashion editors. Located in Toronto’s trendy Dundas West neighbourhood, the exclusive showroom avails the latest fashions and accessories from some of Canada’s hottest fashion and accessory brands for red carpet events, special appearances, performances, magazine editorials, music videos, and more. Our celebrity clientele includes the likes of Susan Sarandon, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Maria Bello, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mischa Barton, Kim Cattrall, Rachelle Lefevre, Coco Rocha, Sarah Gadon, Stephen Amell, Laura Vandervoort, Serena Ryder, Nelly Furtado, Natalie Brown, Kardinal Offishall, and many more. For more information, visit stylistbox.com.ABOUT YORKVILLE VILLAGE | @yorkvillevillageYorkville Village is a premier retail destination located in the heart of Toronto’s luxury Bloor-Yorkville district. Owned and operated by First Capital Realty, Yorkville Village consists of the retail centre formerly known as Hazelton Lanes as well as a number of boutiques on Yorkville Avenue comprising of over 330,000 square feet of retail space. The transformation of the centre in summer 2017 will welcome prime new retailers, including several first-to-market luxury brand introductions to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. For more information, visit www.YorkvilleVillage.com, or follow @YorkvilleVillageABOUT SALON DANIEL | @salondanielyorkvilleSelected beauticians hand-picked by Daniel from the expert team of hairstylists, colourists, and aestheticians at Salon Daniel & Spa. Truly representing the melting pot that Toronto is, Daniel’s staff comes from every corner of the globe with one thing in common: a love for all things beautiful. As Canada’s finest full-service salon, Daniel’s team have created a truly unique list of offerings; including expert hair and scalp analysis, makeup applications, and massage therapy. Recognized as the best in hair, spa, makeup, and beauty services, Salon Daniel & Spa is the place for a day of well-earned pampering, whether it’s a phenomenal haircut, colour treatment, manicure, or massage. For more information, visit salondaniel.ca.ABOUT P1M | @P1M_TorontoP1M represents Canada’s most established and well-respected artists who specialize in hair, makeup, fashion styling and fashion direction, illustration, manicure, and prop styling services. p1m.ca | 647-348-7557ABOUT DANIEL WELLINGTON | @danielwellingtonThe Daniel Wellington watch is without any doubt suitable for every occasion. Regardless if you are attending a black tie event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day at the beach club – the Daniel Wellington is a beautiful companion. Daniel Wellington’s watches for men and women are minimal-looking and perfect for any occasion. Classic wrist watches, known for their clean lines, were created for modern people who appreciate elegance. They are light, minimalistic and carefree. A wrist watch from Daniel Wellington is versatile and cool and will create the perfect accessory throughout every season. Designed for quality and to last many years, they will match your individual style. Watches with interchangeable straps that are easy on the wrist and keep time with the demands of your lifestyle.Daniel Wellington recently introduced the “Classic Petite” Collection as worn by Kendall Jenner that – like any Daniel Wellington collection, harbors stylish and sophisticated time- pieces only, made to elevate your overall appearance and sense of fashion self. This collection, however, embodies the pieces that supersede trends and contemporary fashion, yet is the ultimate representation of its time. And that’s what makes an icon. Mirroring that same ethos for polished timeless beauty, style icon Kendall Jenner has partnered with Daniel Wellington in presenting the iconic Classic Petite Collection.ABOUT DR. JENNIFER PEARLMAN AND PEARL REJUVENATION | @pearlmdrejuvenationDr. Jennifer Pearlman combines innovative technique and aesthetic expertise with revolutionary technology to beautify and refresh the skin, face, and body. With a conservative and personalized approach to cosmetic refinement, Dr. Pearlman helps her patients achieve their goals without looking manufactured. Book your personalized Red Carpet Hi-Tech Beauty Treatment with her and her expert team at The Stylist Suite. Pearlrejuvenation.com | 416-644-1112 Toronto, ON – Canada’s exclusive fashion showroom, Stylist Box will continue to rule Canada’s red carpets with their fifth annual exclusive celebrity styling and gifting lounge from September 5 to September 9, 2017. This year, Yorkville Village presents The Stylist Suite in the revitalized premiere shopping destination at 55 Avenue Road in Toronto’s chic Yorkville neighbourhood. Coinciding with the Toronto International Film Festival® and the reimagined Toronto Fashion Week®, the by-invitation-only styling lounge will hold private celebrity appointments between Wednesday, September 6 and Saturday, September 9, 2017, with an exclusive Media & VIP Preview on Tuesday, September 5th.Over the past five years, The Stylist Suite has gifted and dressed over 300 celebrities and personalities, including the likes of Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Maria Bello, Tatiana Maslany, Emily Hampshire, Misha Barton, Kiesza, Kari Matchett, Natalie Brown, and many more.Celebrities already confirmed to pop by the lounge include Ellen Wong (GLOW), Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale), Justine Bateman, Tori Anderson (No Tomorrow), Doug Jones(Star Trek), Rob Morgan (Stranger Things), Elysia Rotaru (Arrow), Lauren Lee Smith(Frankie Drake Mysteries), Brendan Meyer (The OA), Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp), Meredith MacNeil (Baroness Von Sketch), Cristina Rosato (21 Thunder), Natasha Nergovanis (Carmilla), Anna Hopkins (Arrow), Meghan Heffern (Wynonna Earp), Mpho Koaho (Dirk Gently), and many more top screen stars are expected to pop by.“We are very excited to present The Stylist Suite,” says Gregory Menzies, Executive Vice President and Project Lead for Yorkville Village. “As the hub for everything fashion, art and culture, Yorkville Village is the perfect place to welcome celebrities and members of the media to showcase Canadian Designers and their incredible talents. Over the past two years, First Capital Realty has embarked on an extensive redevelopment and rebranding for Yorkville Village and we are excited to reintroduce ourselves to the fashion community with events such as The Stylist Suite.” During regular suite hours, celebrities step into their dream closet to enjoy the private and discreet luxury setting to be styled for their red carpet and special appearances. Stylists from Salon Daniel & Spa will be on hand to create trendsetting hairstyles for the red carpet while the beauty experts from Canada’s premiere artist agency P1M will provide the perfect look with their makeup artistry.Look for the latest styles from the Daniel Wellington Watch collections on the red carpet. Daniel Wellington represents detail oriented design, crafted around minimalism and preciseness to make immaculate time pieces that sit like subtle jewellery on your wrist. Representatives from the brand will be on hand throughout the lounge to ensure everything is perfectly timed throughout the film festival.Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, internationally recognized expert in cosmetic medicine and master injector, and Medical Director of PearlMD Rejuvenation will be on site to provide a full range of red-carpet beauty and skin enhancing treatments, including personalized consults with Dr. Pearlman and her expert team, personalized skin analysis and Pearl Skin Care Rx facial treatments, injection demos and treatments on demand, including lip enhancement and facial contouring, skin tightening treatments for face and body, and products.Celebrity guests will also have the opportunity to pose in The Pull Magazine Portrait Studio with celebrity photographer Matthew Lyn in support of WE Charity, an international charity that empowers domestic and international change. WE Charity is part of WE, a family of organizations that makes doing good, doable.Stylist Box is presenting their largest roster of talented designers yet with an assortment of womenswear from ball gowns to day wear and cocktail to casual from across Canada and around the world. Designers who will present their collections to celebrities, include Andrew Majtenyi, Christopher Paunil, Helene Clarkson, Hendrixroe, Hilary MacMillan, Huntington, Ignite, Judith & Charles, JY GAO, KODA NIVOLI, Kormar, LACEDSILK, Leisure, Lesley Hampton, Mani Jassal, Maya Charbin, Mondselle, PARC City Boot, Patricia Wong Jewellery, Potrol, Ryan Alexander, and WRKDEPT.Designers and sponsor representatives will be available in person during the Media & VIP Preview on Tuesday, September 5, 2016 from 3pm – 7pm for interviews. Media will preview what trends celebrities will be wearing on the red carpet this year; meet with brand experts to discuss current red carpet beauty and hair styles; book in with Dr. Jennifer Pearlman of Pearl Rejuvenation for personalized skin consultations and select services; chat with Natalie Festa, the co-founder of Boro, a peer-to-peer marketplace for women to lend and rent special occasion wear and essential accessories; and preview the carefully curated stylish products and services celebrities are expected to take home – valued up to $10,000!To request an appointment to attend the Media & VIP Preview, high-resolution images, interviews, or other media inquiries, please email Gail McInnes at gail@stylistbox.com or call 647-283-1931. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

New figures show onemonth drop in retail sales following Manitoba tax hike

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WINNIPEG – New figures show retail sales in Manitoba dropped sharply after the NDP government raised the provincial sales tax.Statistics Canada says retail sales dropped by 4.1 per cent in July from the previous month, and mentions the July 1 sales tax increase to eight per cent from seven per cent.The agency adds, however, that even with the drop, sales were slightly above the same month one year ago.Opposition Tory Leader Brian Pallister says the NDP has taken money out of families’ pockets and businesses are hurting.Infrastructure Minister Steve Ashton says Palliister is “cherry-picking” statistics, and says other economic indicators such as housing prices are doing well.Ashton says raising the sales tax was not an easy decision, but a necessary one to fund infrastructure projects and preserve government programs. New figures show one-month drop in retail sales following Manitoba tax hike. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 24, 2013 3:39 pm MDT read more

Ban appoints Pakistan national as Force Commander of UN Western Sahara mission

Major General Azam replaces Major General Major Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia. The Secretary-General is grateful to Major General Mulyono for his exemplary service and contribution to the work of MINURSO.Major General Azam brings 30 years of national and international military experience to his new position. He has served as United Nations Military Observer in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000 to 2001, commanded an infantry brigade from 2009 to 2010, and was Director General and Deputy Director of the Intelligence Services from 2010 to 2014. He currently serves as Inspector General of the Frontier Corps, Pakistan. read more

Flashing beacons for rugged conditions in hazardous areas

first_imgR. STAHL is introducing a new signalling solution that withstands extreme environmental conditions, e.g. a wide operating temperature range of +70°C down to -55°C. FX15 beacons feature an enclosure manufactured from corrosion-resistant glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) that is designed to provide IP66/IP67 protection. All fixings are stainless steel. The beacons are supplied with a robust stainless steel lens guard as standard to protect the flame-retardant polycarbonate lens.The light source is a xenon tube providing a high light output. FX15 beacons flash at a rate of one per second. Lenses are available in seven colours (red, amber, green, clear, blue, yellow, magenta). The Fresnel lens that covers the well glass and houses the xenon tube produces a flash energy of 5 Joules, which ensures an excellent luminous intensity of 49 cd for the clear version.The beacons are suitable for use in a variety of applications and environments. Operating voltages range from 24 and 48 V DC to 115 and 230 V AC. All units feature three M20 cable entries that enable a variety of wiring and mounting options. FX15 flashing beacons are ATEX- and IECEx-certified, with other relevant approvals (GOST, PESO, Inmetro and North American listing) to follow soon.last_img read more

Maximilian Schubert stays in FA Goppingen

← Previous Story Draw for Olympic Handball Tournament on 2 June Next Story → 16.000 Fans decided: Kiril Lazarov was the best Player of the EHF EURO 2012! Frisch Auf Goppingen shows satisfaction with the performances of the young German NT left wing, Maximilian Schubert (21) with extension of contract on one more season. Schubert became the member of the traditional German team in 2010. Frisch Auf GoppingenGerman handballMaximilian Schubert

Infographic sums up Linux then and now

first_imgThe Linux Foundation is preparing to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux, and in so doing has produced an infographic charting the state of Linux in the past and how it has progressed to its current, healthy state. You can click the image below to see the full-size version and take in the stats.I think you’ll agree that there’s some very positive growth that’s occurred over the last two decades. The kernel code has grown from 250,000 to over 14 million lines of code, and thankfully the developers supporting it has grown significantly to help maintain it. Can any other operating system count 1,000 core developers pushing it ever forward?One of the most telling stats, based on information gathered from LinuxCon registrations this year, is how the different distributions have won or lost favor with users. Although Fedora used to hold nearly half the market share (45%), it has now dropped firmly into second place (28%) behind the growing popularity of Ubuntu (34%). One positive aspect of this change is more distributions are getting users’ attention and use, and Linux Mint has recently joined the more well-known and older distros on the list.As for where we use Linux the most, at home used to take the top spot, but with a growing reliance on Linux in the workplace, either being used directly or on servers for cloud computing, business use now comes top. Surprisingly, use of Linux in schools doesn’t seem to have changed and accounts for just 7% of total users, something that really needs to change, and possibly will once the $25 PC is made available.Although these stats are based on the feedback of people already interested in or using Linux, it’s still a timely reminder that Linux is prevalent throughout the computing world 20 years after it first appeared. Even if you’ve never sat down at a PC and used Linux as an OS directly, chances are you come into contact with it every day just through surfing the web, paying for your shopping, running a wireless router at home, or by owning and using an Android device. That isn’t set to change any time soon, in fact the usage of Linux, and the Linux kernel especially, is only going to grow.Click to see the infographic full-size.last_img read more

Flight from Dublin diverted to military base over security threat onboard

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3235046 Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 5:09 PM Flight from Dublin diverted to military base over ‘security threat onboard’ The flight, bound for Abu Dhabi, departed Dublin yesterday morning. Source: Shutterstock/Vytautas KielaitisA LONG HAUL flight from Dublin airport has been diverted to a military base over a ‘security threat onboard’.Etihad Airways flight EY042 from Dublin to Abu Dhabi, which took off yesterday morning, was diverted to land at Al Minhad Air Base in Dubai with several Irish passengers on board.“The crew completed all necessary inflight checks as per procedure, with no abnormalities found, then followed the authorities instructions to undergo further security checks at the air base,” an Etihad spokesman said this afternoon.Upon disembarking, the guests, baggage and aircraft went through additional security screening which took several hours.Throughout this process, the passengers remained at the Air Base and were provided with refreshments according to the spokesman.Passengers were subsequently brought to Abu Dhabi Airport (about 80 miles) by bus with police escort, and were received into the city after being processed through the terminal there.The majority of transferring passengers were placed on flights this morning after being accommodated overnight in the city.The precise cause of the diversion is not yet known.Etihad today apologised “for the inconvenience caused” to the travelling passengers, while insisting their safety and security “is our top priority”.Read: Bank of Ireland says ‘vulnerable and elderly customers’ won’t be affected by latest changesRead: Man who came to aid of crash victim has own car cut to pieces by emergency services Feb 11th 2017, 5:09 PM 14 Comments Short URL Share Tweet Email8 43,800 Views By Cianan Brennan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Allardyce on Man City success £350m – that will have a

first_imgEverton manager Sam Allardyce believes that the level of spending that Manchester City have made has been a factor in their success this seasonEverton are set to host the Premier League leaders on Saturday with City looking to take another step closer to the title by adding another three points.While Pep Guardiola has been receiving much praise for the results he has accomplished, while installing his style of play into the squad, Allardyce believes that the amount of spending that the club did can not be ignored.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“And £350million – that will have a bit to do with it! In all fairness, the money’s been really well spent, hasn’t it?” said the former England coach, according to talkSPORT.“It’s a lot of money but it’s been spent on quality players over his short period there and I think those players have brought so much more to the team overall.“The average age of the player has been reduced. Certainly the confidence has grown where they believe every game they walk out on they are not going to get beat. That grows and becomes another force before that even start. We can’t be intimidated by that.”last_img read more

Report Ukraine base in Crimea under siege

first_imgKIEV, Ukraine — A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and the installation is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired.About 100 Ukrainian troops are stationed at the base, Interfax reported, citing a duty officer and Ukraine’s defense ministry. About 20 “attackers” entered and some threw stun grenades, the report said.The Ukrainians barricaded themselves inside one of their barracks, and their commander began negotiations, Interfax said.In the week since Russia seized control of Crimea, Russian troops have been neutralizing and disarming Ukrainian military bases on the Black Sea peninsula. Some Ukrainian units, however, have refused to surrender.Crimea’s new leader has said pro-Russian forces numbering more than 11,000 now control all access to region and have blockaded all military bases that haven’t yet surrendered.Russia has been swept up in patriotic fervor for bringing Crimea, its old imperial jewel, back into its territory — as tens of thousands of people thronged Red Square in Moscow on Friday waving flags and chanting “Crimea is Russia!” while a parliamentary leader promised the peninsula would be welcomed as an “equal subject” of Russia.last_img read more

Girls body found in suitcase

first_imgPolice found the body of an unidentified girl inside an abandoned suitcase at a bus stand of Chandra intersection on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Gazipur district was recovered early Wednesday.Jaidebpur police station officer-in-charge Aminur Islam said that locals spotted the abandoned black suitcase at the bus stand and informed police.Later, police recovered the body of an apparently 20 to 22 years old girl from the suitcase along with some clothes, he added.Police was primarily suspecting that the girl was strangled to death, reports UNB.last_img read more

Israel police Armed man attacks US Embassy guard

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked and lightly wounded an Israeli security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday before he was apprehended at the scene, police said.The man, in his early 40s, attacked the guard outside the embassy gates, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. He said the man’s motive was unknown, but political motives were not suspected and the incident had nothing to do with Israel’s battle with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments Share Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to arrive in Israel later Tuesday to try to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.U.S. Embassy spokesman Geoff Anisman said the “situation in under control.”Security was increased after the attack, and the suspect was being questioned, Rosenfeld said.The beachfront embassy is one of the most secure locations in Israel, guarded around the clock by teams of Israeli and American security guards.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

The British invasion to down under

first_img GfKSource = GfK The British invasion to down underChristmas 2015 is shaping up to be bigger than 2014 for inbound international arrivals to Australia as total bookings are up 4% for the period 14 December to 10 January, according to GfK ForwardKeys. The largest contributor to this trend is the United Kingdom, which is up 14% compared to the previous year.“What is interesting about the UK bookings for this period is that they are already at 78% maturity, while other major international arrival countries such as New Zealand and China are only at 34% and 21% maturity,” said GfK ForwardKeys Account Manager David Beliveau. “This tells us that UK travellers are more long term planners while New Zealand and Chinese travellers are short term planners when booking a holiday to Australia.”“Now that the majority of the UK travellers have locked in their flights to Australia they will be looking to book accommodation, tours, and other activities,” Beliveau continued. “This is the ideal time for the Australian travel sector to target these individuals.”UK bookings to Australia’s main cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth are currently up 13%, 17%, 15%, and 7% respectively.While UK pax per booking is predominantly 2 persons (51%), the 3 persons (12%) and 4 persons (14%) segments have increased by 28% and 24% compared to last year.Furthermore, current bookings show 27% of UK travellers will stay 14 to 21 nights, while the 9 to 13 nights and 22 nights or more segments are a respectable 21% and 20% of bookings. “If you want to capture the British leisure tourist dollars in Australia over the Christmas period, the game is predominantly for those arriving between 14 December and 10 January,” said Mr. Beliveau.GfK ForwardKeys is a daily update of forward flight bookings, looking forward up to 9 months and historically back to 2008 between any two airports in the world.*GfK ForwardKeys data as at Saturday, 22 August 2015 for the period Monday, 14 December 2015 to Sunday, 10 January 2016 versus the same period in 2014.last_img read more

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