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Anishinabe plan Ontario highway slowdown brief blockade over education

first_imgAPTN National NewsGARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, Ont.-Anishinabe leaders in Ontario are planning a traffic slowdown and a brief highway blockade for Monday to remind the federal government First Nations communities need to be consulted on any planned reforms to First Nations education, says Garden River band Coun. Darrell Boissoneau.Boissoneau said there is growing concern among leaders in the Anishinabek Grand Council that the federal government is planning to centralize control over First Nations education with a third-party agency without first consulting with First Nations communities.“We need to be consulted, to have input,” said Boissoneau.Garden River is hosting the Anishinabek Grand Council meeting on Monday and the planned rally and action on Hwy 17 is planned for between 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.Boissoneau said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo is expect to attend the rally and be a keynote speaker.Boissoneau said a brief shutdown of the highway may be necessary to accommodate the planned rally speeches.“Too many of our young people feel powerless over their own futures as they are caught in the ditches of welfare dependency and despair. The current education system is failing our youth,” said Garden River Chief Lyle Sayers, in a statement. “Quality culture-based education is the key to addressing the educational achievement gap. Changes to First Nations education require meaningful First Nation consultation.”last_img read more

Canadian maple syrup production falls 22 per cent last year due cold

first_imgOTTAWA — Statistics Canada says maple syrup production fell by 21.7 per cent to 44.5 million litres in 2018, the lowest level in three years.Production was down in every syrup-producing province except Nova Scotia and Ontario, which saw output rise 9.4 per cent to 2.1 million litres, the most since 2011.Quebec produced 40.4 million litres, down 22.4 per cent from 2017 due to unusually late snow and cold, while New Brunswick output fell 34.5 per cent to 1.6 million litres.The total value of Canadian maple products decreased 22 per cent to $384.4 million, with the price of syrup remaining relatively unchanged at $39.24 per gallon.The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers tapped its strategic reserves this year to avoid wild price swings or supply shortages.Quebec produces about 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup, with the rest of Canada producing eight per cent and the United States producing 20 per cent.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Latest Pelosi names House panel on climate change

WASHINGTON — The Latest on congressional Democrats and proposals to address climate change (all times local):11 a.m.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped eight Democrats to serve on a special committee to address climate change. The new panel does not include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who is calling for a Green New Deal to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change.Pelosi said Reps. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Joe Neguse of Colorado, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Sean Casten of Illinois will serve on the panel, along with three Californians: Julia Brownley, Jared Huffman and Mike Levin.The panel will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who was chosen in December.Pelosi said the new panel, which also will include six Republicans, “will be vital in advancing ambitious progress for our planet.”__6:11 a.m.Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are teaming up on the plan.A joint resolution drafted by them and expected to be introduced Thursday sets a goal to meet all power demand in the U.S. through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources by 2030. Use of wind and solar power would be dramatically increased under the plan.The Green New Deal goes far beyond the Clean Power Plan proposed by President Barack Obama.President Donald Trump has scrapped Obama’s plan. Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate are likely to oppose this one, too.The Associated Press read more

TMX Group operator of Toronto Stock Exchange names new chief executive

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 29, 2014 3:26 pm MDT TORONTO – The TMX Group (TSX:X), operator of the country’s largest stock exchange, has named Lou Eccleston as its new chief executive officer.Eccleston will assume the role on Nov. 3.The company says Eccleston has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets, information services and financial sectors. He was most recently the president of S&P Capital IQ and chairman of the Dow Jones Indices. He also worked at Thomson Financial and was a long-time executive at Bloomberg LP.Eccleston is taking over the top job from Thomas Kloet, who will remain CEO until Oct. 31.Kloet had joined the TMX Group in 2008, shortly after its merger with the Montreal Exchange and as the industry headed into a period of consolidation.The TMX Group owns the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the Montreal derivatives market and others. For the past year, the TMX has been focused on expanding its services as it struggles to attract more companies to list on its main exchange. TMX Group, operator of Toronto Stock Exchange, names new chief executive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

At UN Cuba slams US criminal practices undermining countrys development

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla painted a grim picture of the foreign trade obstacles, banking and financial restrictions, and travel limitations which he said are part of Washington’s “steady and qualitative” increase in hostilities against Havana. Meanwhile, he stressed that the US-imposed economic, commercial and financial blockade continued to be the main obstacle to the country’s development.  With companies transporting fuel, flag States, States of registration, as well as shipping and insurance companies all being “threatened and persecuted” by the US, Cuba has been “facing severe difficulties” and forced to adopt temporary emergency measures. He rejected all such target measures, saying the US itself is “drowning in a sea of corruption, lies and immorality.”  He also denounced the country for allocating tens of millions of dollars toward political subversion and denying the First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party an entry visa on the basis of “gross slanders”. The Americas Moreover, Mr. Rodríguez Parrilla pointed out that earlier this week, in its “anti-Cuban obsession”, the US had blamed Cuba for “the failed plan to overthrow the Venezuelan Government.” “Bilateral relations between Cuba and Venezuela are based on mutual respect and true solidarity”, he stressed, affirming his country’s support for “the legitimate Government headed by comrade Nicolas Maduro Moros”. The Foreign Minister condemned the US for “the encouragement of coup d’etats, assassination of the country’s leaders, economic warfare and sabotage to power generation plants”. Noting that the US and a few other countries recently decided to activate the “obsolete” Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, which he said “envisages the use of the military force”, Mr. Rodríguez Parrilla criticized the “absurd decision” as jeopardizing regional peace and security while justifying interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs. “We reject Washington’s attempts to destabilize the Government of Nicaragua and ratify our unswerving solidarity with President Daniel Ortega”, he continued. He said “neoliberal capitalism is…responsible for the increasing social and economic inequality affecting even the most developed societies” and that it “fosters corruption, social marginalization, the rise in crime, racial intolerance and xenophobia”. Even under the present circumstances, he said “we will not renounce our determination to develop a civilized relation” with the US, as his country believed that to be the desire of the American and Cuban people living in the US. At the same time, the Foreign Minister cautioned that “economic aggression, no matter how hard the threats and blackmail might be, will not extract a single concession from us”. read more

The 8 things you might have missed this weekend

Best cartoon from the weekend Tributes have poured in for Mr Srivaddhanaprabha as well as the pilot, who has been hailed a hero for steering the aircraft away from a crowded area. The pilot who was killed in the crash has been remembered as a “funny and vivacious” man who was travelling the world with his soulmate.Mr Swaffer, was at the controls of the aircraft when it crashed, died alongside his partner Ms Lechowicz.Read the full story. 2. Lion Air passenger flight carrying 188 people crashes into sea A Lion Air passenger flight carrying 188 passengers crashed into the sea on Monday, shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta.The plane was heading to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra when it  lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am (2330 GMT), 13 minutes after takeoff. A postman in shorts delivers mail in the snow near Consett, County Durham Glenn Hoddle had a major heart attackCredit:PA “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, told Reuters, adding a tug boat leaving the capital’s port had seen the aircraft falling.The transport ministry said there were 188 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8, an aircraft that has only started being manufactured recently.Read the full story. 3. Pittsburgh in shock at synagogue mass shooting Mourners held an emotional vigil Sunday for victims of a fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, an assault that saw a gunman who said he “wanted all Jews to die” open fire on a mostly elderly group.Americans had earlier learned the identities of the 11 people killed in the brutal assault at the Tree of Life synagogue, including 97-year-old Rose Mallinger and couple Sylvan and Bernice Simon, both in their 80s. Nine of the victims were 65 or older. Barcelona forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid Credit:AP Mourners react during a memorial service at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of PittsburghCredit:Reuters Federal officials said Sunday that 46-year-old suspect Robert Bowers – arrested at the synagogue after a firefight with police – faces 29 federal charges, many carrying the death penalty. He is in hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but will appear before a federal magistrate on Monday.The assault on the 150-year-old congregation was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history.Read the full story. 4. Hammond  delivers Budget warning over no-deal BrexitPhilip Hammond will use his Budget today to warn that tens of billions of pounds in new public spending commitments and tax cuts will be jeopardised by a no deal Brexit.The Chancellor is expected to turn on the spending taps by bringing forward income tax cuts and pledging billions in funding for the NHS, roads, high-streets, social care and universal credit. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, drinks tea as he prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street ahead of his 2018 budget announcement Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, drinks tea as he prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street ahead of his 2018 budget announcementCredit:Getty Davey cartoon  British businessman Philip Green   British businessman Philip Green Credit:AFP Relatives of passengers comfort each other as they wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island Mourners react during a memorial service at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh While the immediate moment of triumph was relegated down the headlines, quite rightly, by the helicopter tragedy in Leicester, this feat was one that deserved to endure for posterity.Only two men, Fangio and Michael Schumacher, had ever known the sensation of becoming an F1 champion five times over, but here Hamilton earned the privilege of joining his sport’s most gilded club.Read Oliver Brown’s full report. 7. Suarez shines as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1Luis Suarez stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick in a humiliating El Clasico for Real Madrid and their beleaguered head coach Julen Lopetegui. Barcelona controlled the first period with ease, building a two-goal lead by the break through Philippe Coutinho and a Suarez penalty awarded by a Video Assistant Referee review.  Davey cartoon Relatives of passengers comfort each other as they wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java IslandCredit:AP It has been alleged that he gave employees “lingering hugs”, asked them if they were “naughty girls”, and whether they needed their “bottoms slapped”.Sir Philip gave an interview to a national newspaper this weekend, hours after the legal firm representing him, Schillings, declined an invitation by lawyers from the Daily Telegraph for him to drop an injunction stopping this newspaper telling his alleged victims’ stories.Read the full story. 6. Lewis Hamilton savours fifth world titleIn the final hours of a dark and sombre weekend for British sport, Lewis Hamilton provided one blazing shaft of light. With a drive of poise and maturity amid the kaleidoscopic colour of this Mexican Grand Prix, where lurid face-masks and Aztec costumes framed every inch of the grid, Britain’s greatest driver took a giant leap into Formula One immortality, emulating Juan Manuel Fangio with a fifth world title. A postman in shorts delivers mail in the snow near Consett, County DurhamCredit:PA His Budget is intended to mark the start of fulfilling the Prime Minister’s pledge to end austerity and show that there will be a “Brexit dividend” when a deal with the EU is struck.However, Mr Hammond on Sunday warned that the spending commitments are dependent on securing a deal with the European Union in a clear warning to Eurosceptics both inside and outside the Cabinet. Read the full story. 5. Sir Philip Green accused of ‘second abuse’ by ‘playing the victim’ Sir Philip Green has been accused of “a second abuse” of his alleged victims by speaking about accusations of sexual harassment and racism against him, while gagging orders prevent them from doing the same.The businessman at the centre of Britain’s MeToo scandal was also condemned for using the word “banter” to describe his interactions with staff amid reports he had paid seven-figure sums to hush up complaints against him. Barcelona forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid  Marcelo’s goal during a flurry of Madrid pressure at the start of the second period briefly raised hopes of a comeback before a Suarez double and Arturo Vidal header sealed the game as the visitors fell apart. The result leaves Lopetegui in a seemingly untenable situation after Madrid’s heaviest Clasico defeat in three years and Barcelona building a seven-point lead over their old rivals in the league. Read the full report. 8. Hoddle recovering after ‘massive heart attack’Glenn Hoddle has thanked the BT Sport crew for saving his life as he recovered in hospital after suffering a heart attack on set.Quick-thinking Simon Daniels, a freelance sound engineer, is understood to have used a defibrillator to revive the former England and ­Tottenham Hotspur star after he collapsed and lost consciousness. Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after winning his fifth world title Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after winning his fifth world titleCredit:getty Leicester City and the football world is mourning the death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash, more than 180 people are feared dead in an Indonesia plane accident, and Pittsburgh is in shock after a mass shooting at a synagogue. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is celebrating winning his fifth world title and Barcelona have humiliated rivals Real Madrid.If you’ve been away from a screen or newspaper all weekend or want a summary, here’s a quick recap of the main events.1. Leicester City owner killed in  crash – along with hero pilot and his co-pilot ‘soulmate’Leicester City have confirmed that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday night with four other passengers, in a tragedy which has stunned the football world.Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s aircraft plummeted to the ground and erupted in flames an hour after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, and the 61-year-old was on board with two personal assistants and two crew members.Leicestershire Police believe the others who died in the helicopter crash were Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, members of Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, as well as pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, although formal identification has not yet taken place. Glenn Hoddle had a major heart attack A spokesman for Hoddle said he remained in a “serious condition” on Sunday evening but “continues to respond well to treatment”. Journalist and author Norman Giller wrote online that Hoddle is “alert and aware”, but has had three stents inserted after “a massive heart attack”.Hoddle, who turned 61 on Saturday, was taken ill shortly before he was due to appear as a pundit on the BT Sport Score show.Read the full story. Best video from the weekend Click here for more Telegraph videos.Best picture from the weekend read more

Jagdeo says reduction of parking meter fees not adequate

In light of the announcement today by the Mayor and Town Clerk that the parking meter fees will be reduced by 50 percent, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo made it clear that a reduction is not adequate, and continues to call for the scrapping of the entire project.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo“A mere reduction of the price of the parking meter will not remove this yoke that has been placed on the backs of the citizens of Georgetown…so that is why we are saying a mere reduction is not adequate,” Dr Jagdeo told reporters at a news conference earlier today.Jagdeo once again stamped his support towards the advocating group against parking meters – Movement Against Parking Meters.INews reported previously that  in light of mounting public pressure for the controversial  parking meter project to be scrapped, the Mayor and Town Clerk, this morning, announced that the parking meter rates will be reduced by 50 percent and vehicle owners will now be able to utilise their unused time, at other parking spaces in Georgetown.Hundreds continue to protest against the controversial parking metersMayor Patricia Chase-Green said that persons will now be required to pay $100 per hour of parking, along with 14% VAT.Town Clerk Royston King also disclosed that conditions with regards to clamping and booting of vehicles will be revised.When parking meters were introduced a few weeks ago, various stakeholders including the Parliamentary Opposition and the private sector had severely criticised the project saying that it reeks of corruption and will only add additional burden to businesses and citizens alike.The Mayor and Town Clerk who seemed bent on moving ahead with the project in spite of the numerous and widespread criticisms had contended that the initiative will assist in easing congestion in the city and will also generate much needed income for the M&CC.Amid the controversy, President David Granger had called for the project to be revised, and rates reduced.Hundreds of persons have joined the street protests and have voiced their concerns over the project, with many saying that they will not stop until the project is scrapped. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related maintains call for a scrapping of the controversial, corrupt project read more

Whats next for Enda He could have his eye on one of

first_img Enda Kenny might be taking a closer look at some new job opportunities coming his way. Image: @EndaKennyTD By Christina Finn Image: @EndaKennyTD Jun 13th 2017, 6:30 PM Short URL Share17 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 6:30 PM center_img What’s next for Enda? He could have his eye on one of these jobs Enda Kenny might not be hanging up his shoes just yet. 37 Comments 47,613 Views Enda Kenny might be taking a closer look at some new job opportunities coming his way. Updated 13 June 2017HE TOOK HIS time, but Enda Kenny has officially resigned as Taoiseach. After much speculation about when it would occur, Kenny made his intentions known last month that he would be stepping down as Fine Gael leader.He has been acting Taoiseach since then, and today marked his final speech in the Dáil.This clears the way for Minister Leo Varadkar to take his place at the helm of Fine Gael (with Simon Coveney, with whom he battled for leadership, as the former GP’s deputy).Of course, as the Dáil’s longest-serving TD, it must be difficult for Kenny to let go, sit back and enjoy retirement.So, it’s no surprise that there has been speculation that he may take up some other high-powered role when he does step aside.We took a look at some of the jobs he might dust his CV off for… Prime Minister Theresa May with Taoiseach Enda Kenny Source: Stefan RousseauBrexit Minister Kenny had previously used the issue of Brexit to argue that it was not the right time for him to step down.His supporters, like Finance Minister Michael Noonan, said Kenny knows the big players in Europe, and has built up relationships with the people Ireland needs to get on side for negotiations.Kenny had said on a number of occasions that Ireland doesn’t need a Brexit minister as he was taking care of matters in the role of Taoiseach.As people waited for him to announce that he was stepping down, there was speculation that Kenny should be kept on as Brexit minister.A poll by The Sunday Business Post found that 60% are opposed to such an idea, but 38% are in favour of such a role for Kenny. The strongest support was among his Fine Gael supporters where 69% agree such a role would be suitable for him.Just last weekend, Kenny was in touch with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is preparing for her negotiations with the EU over Brexit. He showed that he’s not one to keep his opinions to himself, voicing concern about the impending deal between May’s party and the DUP.A statement on their meeting said that on the subject of Brexit, they noted that negotiations were scheduled to begin later this month, “with the Taoiseach reiterating Irish concerns”. Enda Kenny and US President Donald Trump. Source: Niall CarsonEU ambassador to the USAn Irishman currently holds the job as the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States – so it is not out of the question.Kenny’s pro-Europe credentials are well known. His relationship with the US is also pretty good after what was dubbed a successful St Patrick’s Day trip to the White House.The four-year role is currently held by David O’Sullivan who has served since 2014.It wouldn’t be the first time a former Taoiseach has been appointed to the position. Kenny’s former boss John Bruton was the EU’s ambassador to Washington from 2004 to 2009. President of the European Council Donald Tusk (right) with Taoiseach Enda Kenny outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesPresident of the European CouncilKenny has been linked with this job before.In 2014, having already been linked with the job of European Commission President, his name was being mentioned in reports about who would be the next council President.His name has come up again recently, as the current president, Donald Tusk, has come in for criticism in his home country, Poland. Despite speculation that he might not stay for another term, European Union leaders confirmed Tusk for a second term as Council president last month.The president is elected for a 2.5 year term, which is renewable once.So you never know. Maybe next time, Enda? Taoiseach Enda Kenny with group of school children at Government Buildings in 2016. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTeacherKenny might be tempted to return to his pre-politics role.Prior to his election in 1975, he was a school teacher, but his age (65) might bring a halt to any ambitions to re-enter the classroom.Although, his recent trip to the US showed that he hasn’t lost his ability to school people on the Irish language…. Source: UK & USA/YouTubeKenny’s known to enjoy a cycle around the Ring of Kerry, so you never know, he might be content with spending time with his family, enjoying his retirement, and giving more time to the hobby.Come to think of it… There are probably more than a few Fine Gael TDs who’d like him to hop onto that saddle and pedal away into the sunset – and sooner, rather than later.- Additional reporting Aoife Barry. Originally published 10 April 2017.Read: Questions, unanswered: Scandals are ‘at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception’>Read: Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Day of Service focuses on local needs

first_imgVolunteer opportunities abound for the sixth annual Clark County Connects Day of Service happening Saturday.While the county recognizes national service days, such as Earth Day in April and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, the Clark County Connects day is a local event encouraging volunteerism and awareness of the community’s needs.All the service projects end by noon or 1 p.m. Saturday. Most are outside, requiring that volunteers wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Projects include:• School campus cleanups at Riverview, Mill Plain, Marrion and Endeavor elementary schools between 9 a.m. and noon.• Removing litter at Frenchman’s Bar Park; 9 a.m. at 8800 N.W. Lower River Road.• Sprucing up Firstenburg Community Center’s campus by pulling weeds, pruning trees and spreading bark dust; 9 a.m. at 700 N.E. 136th Ave.• Garden maintenance, such as pulling weeds, emptying compost bins and planting new plants, at Pacific Community Park; 9 a.m. at the corner of Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue.• Sorting clothing for Northwest Children’s Outreach; 9 a.m. at 6615 E. Mill Plain Blvd.• Building a new trail in Vancouver’s newest park, Raymond E. Shaffer Park; 9 a.m. at 7604 N.E. 58th St.• Cleaning headstones and markers, and trimming and clearing vegetation at Fisher Cemetery; 10 a.m. at 16509 Evergreen Highway.More information about service opportunities is online at People can register online as individuals or as a group or family.Patty Hastings: 360-735-4513;; patty.hastings@columbian.comlast_img read more

Troopers Respond To Airplane Crash Near Seldovia No Injuries Reported

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers out of Anchor Point responded to a small aircraft crash near the town of Seldovia on Saturday.According to an online Trooper dispatch, there were no injuries reported and all passengers were accounted for at the time of call. All involved parties are safe and transported out of the field. Local law enforcement in the area were contacted after discovering the incident location to be in close proximity to the Seldovia airport.center_img The National Transportation Safety Board was notified. All involved parties are safe and out of the field.last_img read more

Grand View Media Buys Shooting Sports Retailer Magazine

first_imgGrand View, a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, took over managing Shooting Sports Retailer in January 2012, assuming all editorial, accounting, sales, production, and circulations operations duties for its various products.Marilyn Karaban, Shooting Sports Retailer’s former owner, called the purchase “a natural progression” in a statement echoed by Grand View General Manager Barry Lovette.“Because we already have numerous outdoor titles,” Lovette said in a release, “it was a natural progression for us to move into the world of firearms retailers.” Grand View Media currently publishes 26 outdoor and b-to-b magazines including Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Bowhunting World, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Waterfowl & Retriever, AR Guns & Hunting and Archery Business, among others.The magazine, whose target audience is retailers within the shooting sports industry, publishes a bimonthly print title, a digital edition, “Hot Gear” e-blasts and SSR Insider, a bimonthly e-newsletter.“We are already seeing the advertiser and retailer benefits for Shooting Sports Retailer as we begin to integrate Grand View’s outdoor industry experience and knowledge into the shooting sports retail industry,” contends Derrick Nawrocki, group publisher of Grand View Outdoors.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grand View Media Group has made its second acquisition in three months, assuming ownership of Shooting Sports Retailer (SSR) magazine after managing the firearms enthusiast title for two years.In September 2013, the Birmingham, Ala.-based company purchased Moose River Media, a green and agricultural publishing company, for an undisclosed sum.See Also: Grand View Media Group Acquires Moose River Media last_img read more

Natya Tarangini captivates audience Government Music and Dance

first_imgVijayawada: Natya Tarangini, a bunch of Kuchipudi dances were presented by the disciples of Dr Chinta Ravi Balakrishna on Wednesday evening at Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government Music and Dance College here. This event was organised by Vempati Kalakshetram, Kuchipudi. Dr Chinta Ravi Balakrishna was an eminent dance master and he had travelled extensively and spread the flavour of Kuchipudi dance. He also had number of students not only in India and also in other countries. Also Read – ZRCC member welcomes Suresh Angadi Advertise With Us The programme was commenced with the Guru puja by the students of Ravi Balakrishna to the dance experts like Nemalikanti Suvarnalatha, a scholar in both Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam, Pasumarthy Srinivasa Sarma, an exponent in traditional Kuchipudi dance, MD Giri, a noted dance master from Tenali and also to Kumara Suryanarayana, vocalist. It is an encouragement sign that this art forum was patronized by the students who are doing B Tech and graduation. The dance items were performed by G Manogna, Y Saranya Bala, Sri Vidya Hiranmayi Manjusha, P Sravya Ghreeshma, D Likhita, LV Manathi and BSNL Brundalika. Also Read – State government urged to release fee reimbursement dues Advertise With Us These artistes showcased the dance items like ‘Sri Vighnarajam Bhaja’ (Nata ragam), ‘Sankara Sri Girnadha Prabho’ (Bahudari ragam), ‘Nano namo Raghukula nayaka’ (nata ragam), ‘Samaganalolane Sadasiva’ (Himdola ragam), ‘Tarangam – Jaya Jaya Durge’ (Shanmukha Priya), ‘Saraswathi namostuthe’ (Saraswathi Ragam). The programme was concluded with ‘Kalinganarthana Thillana’ set in Gambhiranata ragam. The artistes performed well with full grace and energy. This was supported by P Santhi (Vocal), P Satyanarayana (Mrudangam), P Anjaneyulu (Vailon), S Kumara Babu (Flute), Balu (Tabla) and K Somasekhar (Makeup). The able Nattuvangam of Ravi Balakrishna had richness to the performance. Vempati Satyaprasad, president of Vempati Kalakshetram organised the programme.last_img read more

Copilots are show pilots says Ryanair CEO

first_imgThe controversial airline chief of Ryanair has labelled co-pilots unnecessary and easily replaceable by flight attendants.The outlandish statements of Michael O’Leary have been rebuked by pilots and passengers alike, who accused the budget airline’s CEO of endangering passengers’ safety.Mr O’Leary said that a flight attendant could be trained to land the plane if the pilot ran into problems, reported.”Really, you only need one pilot. Let’s take out the second pilot. Let the bl**dy computer fly it,” he said.”If the pilot has an emergency, he rings the bell, he calls her in, she could take over.”The suggestions have angered pilots, who maintain that such drastic measures would inevitably endanger the lives of all those onboard.“His suggestion is unwise, unsafe and the public will be horrified,” a spokesman for the British Airline Pilots’ Association said.This isn’t the first time that the Ryanair CEO has sparked debate over his efforts to cut costs. He has previously proposed a reduction in the number of toilets onboard and to make them coin operated.Mr O’Leary has also recently announced plans for ‘vertical seating’ on his aircraft, which will see passengers standing in designated zones for the duration of short-haul flights. Ryanair’s CEO has claimed flight attendants could fulfil the role of co-pilot in emergencies. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C. Clast_img read more

Apples legacy to the travel industry

first_imgWe look back at Steve Jobs’ impact on the travel business as reported in e-Travel Blackboard over the yearsApple isn’t a travel company, or a specialist travel tech company either, but Apple (under Job’s leadership) drove forward the way travellers interact with brands, experience travel and communicate while away.Without a doubt Apple have left an indelible mark on the travel Industry and we look back at Apple’s impact on travel businesses as reported in e-Travel Blackboard over the years.Travel companies have always been early adopters of technology, especially embracing the internet, though today many lead the way in mobile technology and below are some the key innovations since 2006.Apple featured early on when we reported in 2006 that Emirates were to offer iPod integration with their ICE in-seat entertainment system. By 2007 IATA had unveiled standardised mobile check-in technology. In 2008 British Airways claimed to be the first UK airline to introduce an iPhone app to book flights and Air Canada claim they were the first in North America a year later. Airlines have been among the most innovative, and green, providing iPads to pilots replacing all paper manuals. British Airways crew claim to offer a more personalised onboard service by using iPads in-flight to easily identify passenger’s special requests by name, seat number and club status.e-Travel Blackboard got on the mobile bandwagon early with the launch of mobile versions, in plain text with no advertising, for their Australia, Asia & USA editions.Disney Cruise Line inconjunction with Pixar offered the first ever 3D experience at sea but it wasn’t until 2011 that P&O Cruises Australia rolled out an iPad app making selling cruises easier. Aussie agents got a crash course in P&O’s app’s many features.Langham hotels launched the first voice enabled hotel app with directions to the hotel from virtually anywhere with simple phrases in local languages helping guests find their way home.Travelex introduced an app featuring a unique holiday budget calculator, then came language guides including speak like a local – how about Korean! Information has never been so accessible and you’ll never get lost again, even in Outback Australia  with destination guides in every language or you can  try before you fly with virtual tours.Mobiles are now key to people’s safety when abroad and communicating home via devices has never been easier with vast array of apps for travellers including Sabre’s TripCase, Kayak, Yelp, XE Currency converter, Airbnb, Trip Journal, Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to Apple you can get a job via iPhone, book LCC flights, keep well with the travel health app but by far the most embraced idea by travel companies were competitions. Everyone loved giving away technology. Agent Incentives have never been so good win an iPod, win an iPad, Win Win Win! Even DriveAway Holidays asked their highest selling agents to get their “Rock On” to win a NanoIf nothing more Apple’s devices have given us hours of relaxation listening to music, watching videos and keeping in touch via social media, phone or email while travelling. Today you wouldn’t want to leave home without an Apple’s device or two but be warned the luxury of world roaming charges can cost you and your business more than you bargained for. Thank you Steve Jobs it’s been a trip! Source = e-Travel Blackboard: R.Mlast_img read more

Legislation to Make CFPB DoddFrank Subject to 10 Year Review

first_img March 27, 2015 514 Views Share in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines Legislation to Make CFPB, Dodd-Frank Subject to 10 Year Reviewcenter_img Legislation was introduced this week that would make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) subject to new a regulatory process. U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) brought forth a bill that would make the CFPB eligible for review under the 10-year regulatory review. Under the current rules, both the CFPB and Dodd-Frank are exempt from review.According to Crapo, the current regulatory framework has discouraged the creation of new small banks and credit unions. In 1996, the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) was designed to consider how to reduce the regulatory burden on financial institutions in the best way possible. The first EGRPRA review was submitted to Congress in 2007. That report specifically discussed consumer financial regulations and recently adopted rules and helped identify unnecessary burdens that banking agencies worked together to try and minimize.“Rather than predetermine which rules should or should not be reviewed, this legislation will require the federal financial regulators to review all existing regulations, including Dodd-Frank and CFPB rules” Crapo said.  “Crushed under an ever-increasing regulatory burden, this review is only meaningful if we identify the biggest challenges for community banks and credit unions and provide real solutions.”This bill would make several changes to the EGRPRA. It would list each agency that is a member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council separately. This would split the CFPB, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Office of the Comptroller Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Federal Reserve and ensure the CFPB and NCUA are required to take part in the review process. The bill also requires Dodd-Frank to be reviewed.Ultimately, the bill seeks to expand the review process by broadening the requirement to apply to financial institutions in general as opposed to just insure depository institutions. It is designed to enforce uniform principles and standards to Federal examination of financial institutions. CFPB Dodd-Frank Mike Crapo 2015-03-27 Samantha Guzmanlast_img read more

On the anniversary of the first century of the Mor

first_imgOn the anniversary of the first century of the Morgan automobile company, Hublot has produced a special Big Bang whose design has been inspired by the AeroMax car: the Aero Bang Morgan. Jean-Claude Biver presented it in Malvern (GB),at the jubilee firm’s headquarters, in the presence of Charles Morgan.It was during an encounter between Charles Morgan – the legendary British maker of sports cars – and Jean-Claude Biver, the bubbling Swiss watchmaker, that the creative spark was generated. Being directors of companies attached to tradition and craftsmanship, and being both passionate about elegance and authenticity, they quite naturally decided to form a partnership.The synergy between Hublot and Morgan is reflected in the same concern for meticulous work and sober, original aesthetics. This complicity is also found in the use and combination of materials, in the sporting vocation and in the craft-manufacturing of their products.The AeroMax car – a limited series of 100 hand-made cars – has been the inspiration behind the creation of the Aero Bang watch, whose first hundred models have been reserved as a priority for owners of the AeroMax. The ceramic and tungsten Big Bang sports the Morgan logo at 9 o’clock, on a skeleton dial which makes it possible to distinguish the chronograph movement, or to admire the beauty of its “engine!”AERO BANG MORGANTechnical data Sheet 
Case “Big Bang” 44.5 mm diameter in black ceramic 
Bezel Satin-finished tungsten 
Crystal Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection interior treatment 
Bezel lug Black composite resin 
Lateral inserts Black composite resin 
Back Black ceramic 
Crown Satin finished steel with black rubber insert 
Push-pieces Satin finished steel, rectangular with black rubber insert 
Screws Titanium 
Water-resistance 100 m or 10 ATM 
Dial Black sandblasted skeleton cut-out with satin-finished ruthenium colour 
index markers and Morgan logo index at 9 o’clock 
Hands Sandblasted, ruthenium, chronograph hand with H-shaped counterpoise 
Movement Skeleton like self-winding chronograph 
Hublot HUB44 SQ calibre 
Number of 
components 252 
Rubies 27 
Bridges Sandblasted 
Screws Black PVD 
Oscillating weight Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface, coated with black PVD 
Bottom plate Sandblasted rhodium plated 
Barrel With reinforced spring 
Escapement Glucydur balance spring 
Power reserve 42 hours 
Strap Adjustable smooth black rubber 
Clasp Black PVD steel 
Limited Edition 500 numbered pieces 01/500– 500/ read more