Acknowledging Maharashtra’s contribution to India’s improved rankings in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today urged investors to give the State an opportunity. Speaking in Ahmednagar after inaugurating one of the State’s largest technology parks, Mr. Fadnavis said this is “right time” to invest in Maharashtra. “The most important thing is that we have skilled manpower. Now, in EoDB rankings we (India) rank 77th which was 142nd earlier. Maharashtra has contributed immensely to this improved ranking. We are here to solve all your issues and this is the right time to invest in Maharashtra,” he told a gathering of leading businessmen while laying the foundation stone for the ₹1,600 crore Midea Technology Park at Supa MIDC Industrial Park on Saturday.Mr. Fadnavis appreciated the State’s achievement in bringing in more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country. “With various business-friendly initiatives now, Maharashtra is achieving new heights. Of the total FDI that comes to India, 49% comes to Maharashtra. I am confident that with Midea Technology Park there will be more employment opportunities,” he said while highlighting the achievements of the Make in India initiatives. “Maharashtra is the growth driver of the country’s economy. We have taken several initiatives to create a conducive ecosystem which has now made the State a favourite investment destination. This will help in our journey of making Maharashtra a hub for manufacturing, production, and research,” he said.The technology park complex is being set up in Supa Parner on 68 acres acquired in 2018. The Midea group, a Fortune 500 company, has earmarked ₹1,350 crore over five years for manufacturing a range of consumer home appliances, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, water purifiers, water heaters, commercial air conditioners, and compressors, plans for which have been finalised in a phased manner. The founder of Midea Group, Xiangjian He, said, “We are happy to begin work on our new facility in India. True to the Midea spirit of pioneering and sharing, this technology park will create leading products for India and transform the company for the future.”
Bentley Mulsanne SpeedBritish luxury car maker Bentley appears to have redefined the world’s the fastest ultra-luxury driving experience by launching a new pinnacle flagship, Mulsanne Speed. The retuned engine of the Mulsanne Speed propels it from 0 to 100 kmph in a blisteringly quick 4.9 seconds and it achieves a top speed of 305 kmph.Engine and transmissionThe reengineered powertrain of the Mulsanne Speed features Bentley’s mighty 6-litre twin-turbo V8. This engine churns out a mammoth 530 bhp of power and 1,100 Nm of peak torque. A selectable sports suspension and steering on demand are also available. The engine of this rear wheel drive, ultra luxurious saloon is paired with a recalibrated gearbox, designed to enhance the overall driving experience. Gears are optimised for the new, higher wave of torque, and has been calibrated for instant torque delivery on throttle application. In addition, a new “S” mode gives the driver greater control and helps maintain engine speed above 2,000 rpm so that the turbochargers are always ready.Extensive recalibration of the engine management system has yielded benefits more than just increased torque and power. The cylinder deactivation system that runs the engine as a V4 during light load has been calibrated for smoother transitions between V8 and V4 for highest levels of refinement. In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is also matched by improved efficiency, which is a significant 13 per cent gain over the standard Mulsanne. ExteriorsIt is difficult to really describe the level to which buyers have been pampered by exterior and interior styling of the new Mulsanne Speed. Craftwork on the outside is of the best and most refined British luxury material. advertisementInteriorsOn-board technology and connectivity are integrated with the finest materials, created with unrivalled craftsmanship and exquisite handcraft.Expressing his delight at the new Mulsanne Speed, Wolfgang Drheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said, “The new Mulsanne Speed is the car that defines Bentley, as a flagship for driving luxury performance. Our customers don’t compromise, and we’ve adopted the same approach in the design, engineering and crafting of our new flagship. The Mulsanne Speed is distinguished, calm and relaxing, but always with a connection to the road and relentless dynamic performance on demand. In this car, every journey becomes a drive.”The Mulsanne Speed will be showcased at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2014
FIFA is set to shift India’s Under-17 World Cup matches from Mumbai to the national capital Delhi as the apex soccer body has taken the host governments request “very seriously”.The All India Football Federation (AIFF) initially wanted Mumbai to host India’s home matches but later asked FIFA to shift them to Delhi due to pressure from the sports ministry as it felt it was appropriate that the capital hosts the home teams games.Asked if they have finalised on shifting India’s round robin matches from Mumbai to Delhi, FIFAs head of events Jaime Yarza told PTI, “We are working on the most beneficial decision for the tournament. We take the requests from the Indian Government very seriously, as its our main partner in the organisation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.”As hosts, India would normally be placed in Group A and will be the number one team – A1 – in the four-team group.Navi Mumbai was originally scheduled to host Group A matches but the AIFFs request means Delhi could now host those while Navi Mumbai will have to settle for Group B games. A source, in the know of the developments, said FIFA is “very close” to shift the matches.”Together with the AIFF and the Government, this world cup will change the future of football in India. We are convinced to reach a decision which will satisfy all parties,” Yarza said. The first FIFA event in India will be held across six Indian cities from October 6 to 28.advertisementThough he did not reveal the names, Yarza said at least two top players will be present on the the day of the official draw in Mumbai on July 7. “Well, we cannot spoil the fun for the fans. We will have two top players for the official draw on the 7th July, as well as some other appearances until the start of the tournament.”But its difficult to find time on the agendas of such football legends, so wed rather work carefully to make sure that these legends make an impact on the Indian fans. But one thing we can confirm: football fans will not be disappointed!” Even as the response to ticket sales continues to be lukewarm in centres such as Goa and Delhi, Yarza sounded confident that it would pick up after the draw.”We are very satisfied with venues like Guhawati, Kochi or Kolkata. The Indian public seems to be aware of the importance of this world cup for the future of football in India, and no one would like to miss the stars of tomorrow in their own country.”Having said that, we need to increase our efforts in Navi Mumbai, New Delhi and Goa. But its customary that ticket sales increases once the teams? venues are known, so we?ll analyse carefully the ticket sales reports after the draw. In general, FIFA is very satisfied with ticket sales until now.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we shareby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the board are fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Woodward has given his full backing to Solskjaer, despite the dismal run the Norwegian has endured since getting the job full-time.“Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have,” said Woodward.“We must win trophies, we must play attacking football and we must give youth its chance.“Last season we were the Premier League’s leading club in terms of the most match minutes given to our own Academy graduates.“We should all be proud that the significant investments we have made in our Academy – spanning recruitment, facilities and analytics – are now bearing fruit.“There’s a lot more we need to do in that but that’s coming in the next few years.“We know this is a strong competitive advantage for us and an area that we’ll continue to focus on and invest in. But this remains the heart of the club.“The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be.“We saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.“Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years.“He’s building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No-one is bigger than the club.”
APTN National NewsA unique collaboration between mental health professionals and city police is already making a difference in Edmonton’s inner city.The initiative pairs police offices with a social worker and a nurse, providing advice and support where they live, on the streets.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tesla is dropping two of the seven colours it had offered to customers as it tries to streamline production.In a tweet early Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said obsidian black and metallic silver will still be available, but at a higher cost.Tesla fans can still choose solid black and “midnight silver metallic,” as well as pearl white, deep blue metallic and red.The company, based in Palo Alto, California, has struggled to vault from a niche maker of expensive electric cars into a mass-market automaker. It missed several deadlines to produce 5,000 of its mass-market Model 3 cars per week but reached that milestone earlier this summer. Musk has promised that as it sells more Model 3s the company will turn a sustained net profit starting this quarter.A Tesla spokesman said dropping the paint colours is not an indication of any production problems. “We occasionally adjust pricing and available options to best reflect the value of our products and to streamline our manufacturing operations,” the company said in a statement.Customers should check for current pricing and packaging options on Tesla’s website, the statement said.There is a waiting list of more than 400,000 people who want to buy a Model 3, and some have been waiting since March 2016, when the company first started taking orders.Shares of Tesla closed down just over 2 per cent at $279.44 Tuesday after Nomura analyst Romit Shah downgraded the company from “Buy” to “Neutral” on worries about Musk’s erratic behaviour. The stock price has dropped 10 per cent since the first of the year. On Monday it rose 8.5 per cent on positive analyst commentary.Shah wrote in a note to investors Tuesday that Musk’s behaviour “seemingly flipped” in the second quarter with Twitter posts rising to 15 per day since May from four per day the previous 18 months. Musk has taunted short-sellers who bet against the stock, accused a British diver involved in a cave rescue of Thai soccer players of being a pedophile, cut off Wall Street analysts on a conference call, and smoked what appeared to be marijuana on a video podcast.The behaviour is likely to have contributed to recent executive departures including Chief Accounting Officer David Morton, who left last week after only one month on the job, Shah wrote.Tesla has potential to grow revenue and post substantial profits because it is vertically integrated, making its own batteries and many of its parts, Shah wrote. “Notwithstanding improving fundamentals, we believe Tesla is in need of better leadership and are moving to the sidelines until we see what happens with management,” Shah wrote.Tesla did not immediately comment Tuesday on the Nomura note.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Government has introduced 53 childcare facilities that will prototype affordable childcare for parents yet none of these facilities were chosen in the Peace Region.The program has the childcare providers receiving operational and administrative costs from Government funding, and in return, the care provider will reduce parents fees to a maximum of $200 per month for full-time enrollment during regular hours.Introducing prototype sites is the next big step for a 10-year ChildCare BC plan which will model what affordable universal childcare might look like for B.C. families. Parents of 2,500 children will benefit from being funded under the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with the Government of Canada. These prototype sites were selected after an application process starting in June 2018, at first facilities with infant and toddler space were given priority and then and eligibility was expanded to other types of childcare although prototype sites had been selected to represent the diversity of B.C’s geography, population and program types. They also reflect a range of operational models, including both non-profit and private organizations and yet no facilities in the Peace region, were chosen or included in this program.“The Government of Canada believes that early learning and child care services should be affordable for all families,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. “Today’s announcement is a big step towards ensuring that children get the best start in life and in delivering better high-quality and affordable childcare for families across British Columbia.”“We are finding new ways to make it easier for families to get by every month and to save for the future,” said Premier John Horgan. “Through this kind of action, where we significantly reduce the cost of child care, we can make life more affordable for so many B.C. families.”The closest option of financial support for Parents in the Peace Region is the Affordable Child Care Benefit. The ACCB provides up to $1,250 per child a month for families with an annual income of $111,000 or less.Families using licensed child care may also see savings through the Child Care Fee Reduction, which has so far helped to reduce the cost of almost 52,000 child care spaces throughout the province.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The provincial government made an announcement Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 to provide $69 million to fund a new series of measures to support British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities.In an effort to adjust to the end of the mountain pine beetle harvest and the devastating 2017 and 2018 fire seasons the Interior forest industry has been reducing productionPremier Horgan and Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, met with the chief executive officers of the major Interior forest companies to set out measures to support forest workers in the months and years ahead. According to media relations for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the only area not covered in the support programs is the coast and Vancouver Island.“The previous government knew that the end of mountain pine beetle harvest would disrupt the lives of forest workers, contractors and communities, but they did little to prepare for this inevitable transition,” said Premier John Horgan. “While the forest sector must reduce surplus milling capacity to remain competitive, it cannot do so at the expense of the workers, contractors and communities who built the industry. Our government will ensure that forest workers impacted by mill closures are supported.”The governments implemented measures include; $40 million to establish a new cost-shared, early-retirement bridging program for older forest workers; $15 million to establish a new short-term forest employment program, focused on fire prevention and community resiliency projects; $12 million for workers to access skills training, and for employer and community grants for training; $2 million to establish a new job placement co-ordination office that will track the transition and employment of impacted forest workers on an individual basis; and Community support grants aimed at providing short-term assistance to communities more profoundly impacted by the closure of a major forest employer.“The Province is committed to supporting the people impacted by this change, but we need the forest industry and the federal government to step up and do their part as well,” Donaldson said. “I’m hopeful that the Interior forest sector recognizes that the new industry that will arise from this transition will need skilled, experienced workers to produce new forest products that can compete in global markets.”Donaldson called on the forest industry to increase supports for impacted workers, ensure key corporate leaders are working on the industry transition and ensure that it does a better job of communicating effectively with affected workers and communities.“The forest industry and its workers have built the success of the industry and bolstered B.C.’s economy for decades,” said Harry Bains, Minister of Labour. “I am pleased that my ministry can help deliver solutions that provide direct and tangible support to workers impacted by current challenges in the forest industry and that will help sustain family-supporting jobs in communities that are home to the industry and its workers.”
NEW DELHI: The AAP will start its campaign in full swing from March 23 asserted Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai on Tuesday. “In our campaign, the focus will be on the full statehood for Delhi,” said Rai. He also said that AAP Convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to address 70 public meetings in each assembly çonstituency.MP Sanjay Singh, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai will also hold rallies all over Delhi. In the first phase, AAP will hold nearly 108 big rallies. The party will also hold street meetings and roadshows throughout Delhi. Phase 1 of the campaign will start March 23 to April 7 where 35 Jan Sabhas will take place. The phase 2 will start from April 8 and will be continued till April 30 where 35 Jan Sabhas will take place.
Rabat – Spanish company Glovo, specializing in home delivery services, has started providing its services in the city of Agadir, located 260 km southwest of Marrakech. Glovo also operates in Casablanca, Marrakech, Mohammedia, Rabat, and Tangier.“In a few minutes, Glovo application users in Agadir can order essential products that make their daily life more pleasant: groceries, meals, flowers, bread, pastries, treats, gifts, and even mail and documents,” says a press release by the company.Karim Debbar, General Manager of Glovo Morocco, expressed his satisfaction with the move, saying: “Agadir offers a real potential for the company.” He also added that “Glovo will accelerate the economic opportunities of its future delivery men.” The company’s Moroccan branch employs in the region of 1.500 registered delivery men. Starting operations in Agadir is expected to increase that number.Since its founding in Barcelona in 2015, Glovo has expanded to 20 countries in different continents. The company is based around a mobile application that allows its users to have access to an on-demand courier service. Delivery men registered with the company take care of purchasing the ordered product, picking it up, and delivering it to the user’s address.
Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Manu Ginobili of Argentina and South African fashion designer Gavin Rajah have been appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as goodwill ambassadors to help protect and promote child rights.In addition to their achievements on the basketball court and in the fashion world, both men have also been recognized for their efforts on behalf of children and their families in their respective countries. “Manu will contribute with his energy and unique talent to UNICEF’s work in support of children’s rights,” UNICEF Representative to Argentina Gladys Acosta Vargas said. “As Ambassador, Manu will help promote social change and bring attention to the country’s priority issues, especially those affecting adolescents.” A member of the 2007 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, Mr. Ginobili first teamed up with UNICEF in 2005 during a visit by NBA players to a hospital treating children living with HIV/AIDS. The Olympic medallist and children’s advocate said he was honoured to be appointed a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. “It will give me the opportunity to help increase public awareness on issues related to the well-being and development of children.” It was Gavin Rajah’s “transformative contributions to the lives of South African children and their families” that led UNICEF to select South Africa’s top couturier to champion the rights of young people. “Through his generous philanthropy and advocacy and his impressive creative achievements as a fashion designer and entrepreneur, Gavin Rajah promotes the rights of women and children to protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, and actively supports the development of critical life skills for young people,” UNICEF South Africa Country Representative Macharia Kamau stated. A founder of Cape Town Fashion Week and the only South African designer invited by France’s prestigious Federation Française de la Couture to showcase his collections at fashion’s leading event, Paris Fashion Week, Mr. Rajah said he had always been a great admirer of UNICEF’s work to protect the world’s children. “I am proud to have been given the opportunity to help UNICEF protect, care for and stamp out the most abhorrent crime of violence against children, particularly those in my own country. We must all work harder to create safer conditions for children to grow up in,” he said. Mr. Rajah has announced plans to work with UNICEF and other partners to establish a sustainable development community-based project that supports families and young people who wish to learn garment manufacturing skills, a backbone industry in the Western Cape, where he operates his design studio and where his world famous garments are made. With their new appointments, Manu Ginobili and Gavin Rajah join global celebrities such as tennis great Roger Federer and singers Ricky Martin and Shakira, who use their celebrity power to advocate for improvements in the well-being of all children. 13 August 2007Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Manu Ginobili of Argentina and South African fashion designer Gavin Rajah have been appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as goodwill ambassadors to help protect and promote child rights.
by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2012 5:59 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,877.72 up 66.34 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 13 cents, or 4.35 per cent, at $3.12 on 13,782,344 shares. The plane and train manufacturer’s stock lifted after five days of decline and reaching its lowest closing level since March 2009 on Thursday.Poseidon Concepts Corp. (TSX:PSN). Fluid handler. Down 26 cents, or 5.20 per cent, at $4.74 on 10,547,551 shares. The Calgary-based company’s stock continued to plunge a day after reporting weaker quarterly results and lowered earnings and spending expectations for the remainder of the year.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down a penny, or 0.08 per cent, at $11.93 on 3,421,174 shares.Long Run Exploration Ltd. (TSX:LRE). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 8.81 per cent, at $4.57 on 3,382,710 shares. The petroleum producer’s stock got a boost from news that it sold about $180 million in non-core assets Thursday.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 43 cents, or 4.89 per cent, at $9.23 on 3,142,935 shares. Information technology was up 1.59 per cent.Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX:ORA). Miner. Up two cents, or 7.69 per cent, at 28 cents on 3,015,219 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,235.34 up 12.64 points):Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSXV:PTA). Oil and gas explorer. Up 3.5 cents, or 12.96 per cent, at 30.5 cents on 7,588,188 shares.Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSX:PRY). Up 17 cents, or 9.71 per cent, at $1.92 on 6,722,589 shares.Companies reporting major news:Arbor Memorial Services Inc. (TSX:ABO.B). Funeral services operator. Up 41 cents, or 1.31 per cent, at $31.81 on 16,126 shares. The Toronto-based company’s shareholders have approved a takeover deal with an investor group that values the funeral homes and cemetery operator at $375 million.Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A). Media. Up $2.14, or 5.06 per cent, at $44.40 on 1,227,257 shares. The company confirmed that it is talking with Bell (TSX:BCE), again, to rework a friendly takeover by the telecom giant. The CRTC killed the $3.4-billion deal last month.Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSXV:DMI). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.78 per cent, at $1.27 on 100 shares. Jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. said after markets closed Friday that it is investing $4 million in Diamcor. The company plans to use the money to buy equipment and expand its current in-field screening operations.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, will mark the beginning of a language revitalisation project in the Arawak community of Wakapoa.This is according to the University of Guyana (UG), who said that the University of the West Indies (UWI) International Centre for Caribbean Language Research (ICCLR) has agreed to send a language expert to revitalise and revive the use of the Lokono language which is dying out.Explaining the developments that lead to this point, the UG in a statement said that for some time now, observers both inside and outside the community have noted that the only people who can and do speak Lokono, the traditional language of the community, are the elderly.As such, the Toshao and Council of Wakapoa, in order to reverse this situation, approached the Guyana Languages Unit, an informal working group at The University of Guyana (UG), for help.The working group in turn made contact with the International Centre for Caribbean Language Research (ICCLR), at The University of the West Indies and the ICCLR agreed to fund a 10-day visit to Wakapoa by Lokono language scholar, Ms Daidrah Smith.According to the UG, “Ms Smith is scheduled to carry out activities, with full support from UG’s Learning Resource Centre, that include documenting the language in everyday use through demonstrations of traditional skills, arts and crafts narrated and explained using Lokono.”Additionally, “she will be working with the community to decide on the final details of an orthography (writing system) they find most acceptable for the language, and will finalise plans to spread the use of Lokono in everyday speech amongst the young people andchildren of the community” said UG.She is also expected to participate in a major community activity on Monday,January 15, to complete a programme of activities to revitalise and revive the use of the Lokono language in Arawak communities such as Wakapoa.Students and lecturers from the UG and the UWI are expected to be on hand to witness and participate in the January 15 exercise. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUG prepping to play its role in emerging oil and gas sector …as moves being made to open Dept of Petroleum EngineeringJune 25, 2018In “latest news”New languages to be added to Indigenous language revival projectJuly 26, 2016In “Local News”UG to offer a minor in Mandarin Chinese StudiesJuly 13, 2017In “Business”
Le Solar Impulse ne quittera pas l’Espagne avant lundiMercredi, une porte-parole de l’expédition Solar Impulse a annoncé que l’avion solaire ne quittera pas l’Espagne pour la Maroc avant lundi. Son précédent décollage a été retardé en raison de mauvaises conditions météorologiques. L’avion solaire baptisé Solar Impulse va devoir encore patienter avant de prendre à nouveau son envol. Initialement, celui-ci devait décoller mardi de Madrid en Espagne mais les équipes ont été contraintes d’annuler le vol en raison d’une météo défavorable. Mais la situation ne semble pas s’arranger. Ainsi, Charlotte Pichon, porte-parole de l’expédition a annoncé qu’il décollera pour le Maroc “au plus tôt lundi”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”A présent, nous attendons une fenêtre météorologique favorable sur le trajet Madrid-Rabat. Il est certain que ce ne sera pas avant lundi”, a t-elle précisé citée par l’AFP. L’avion solaire s’est posé vendredi dernier à 01H28 à Madrid. Un vol qui marquait la première étape de son premier périple intercontinental vers le Maroc, avant un tour du monde prévu en 2014. Cet avion, fait de fibres de carbone dispose de quatre moteurs électriques, développant une puissance totale de 40 chevaux grâce aux pas moins de 12.000 cellules photoélectriques situées sur les ailes de l’appareil. Affichant des dimensions proches d’un Airbus A340 mais un poids de seulement 1.600 kilogrammes, le Solar Impulse peut de plus voler de jour comme de nuit grâce à ces batteries capables de stocker l’énergie. C’est l’un des fondateurs du projet André Borschberg qui a piloté l’avion entre Payerne et Madrid tandis que le trajet Gibraltar-Rabat sera effectué par l’aviateur Bertrand Piccard. Ce vol par étapes est nécessaire car l’appareil n’est pas assez spacieux pour permettre un trajet plus long.Le 31 mai 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambert
MEDFORD, Ore. — The state Department of Forestry says a complex of wildfires burning since mid-July in southwestern Oregon is now more than 80 percent contained.The agency said in a news release Monday that crews using infrared scanners to detect pockets of heat near containment lines are finding fewer hot spots. Extinguishing the remaining the ones is at the top of the agenda for crews on Monday.No hot spots pose a threat to the fire’s control lines.The fires known as the Garner complex are expected to be fully contained by week’s end. The lightning-sparked blazes have cost more than $40 million to fight.
Related Items:aierra missick, clarence selver, Constitutional Review Committee, trial by jury House Member calls for more time on Immigration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Youth Parliament relaunch set for July 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 02 Feb 2015 – The presentation in Parliament of the Constitutional Review Committee Report evoked discussion on whether there should be greater education on the TCI Constitution for school aged children. Opposition Appointed Member Clarence Selver suggested; the Education Minister liked the idea.“Bring in our constitution should be taking place within the schools, which I am sure there is some element of it taking place maybe not as detailed as one would wish, but nonetheless as we move forward I think it’s important that our people are aware of the document and the gravitas of this document.” Hon. Akierra Missick in her presentation on the report said she believes the document may be missing something important to some islanders. “That the 15 constituent seats be single constituent seats versus the current 10 constituent seats and then the five island wide districts; I just remembered that there was so much passion…”The Deputy Premier is also pro the return of trial by jury as the right of a defendant, alone. “It’s such a fundamental position to be in as a defendant in a criminal matter where your liberty is at stake that the power should truly rest with the defendant, the person who can lose their position, their liberty.” Recommended for you
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man accused of going to a home in Southwest Miami-Dade and spray-painting an X on the front door.Police arrested Cory Lauritzen, charging him with criminal mischief.Police said Lauritzen walked up to the front the door of the home and sprayed a large “X” using a can of black spray paint.Besides leaving the “X,” Lauritzen is accused of spray-painting “Pop 60 & Co.” on the ground several feet from the door.Investigators said an anonymous tip led to Lauritzen’s arrest.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: Local officials have announced a plan to address what they say is a significant shortage of skilled labor to help with post-Harvey recovery efforts in Greater Houston. We learn more. Also this hour: It’s been nearly three weeks since the chemical fires at the Arkema plant in Crosby following Tropical Storm Harvey. The fires have since burned out, but there are still concerns related to the safety of the site. To get the latest on the situation, we talk with Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter.Then: Disasters like the flooding from Harvey, of course, left many Houstonians in a vulnerable situation. They also leave victims susceptible to scams perpetrated by those wanting to take advantage of the dire situation. Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn runs through a few pointers and tips on how to avoid scams and what you can actually do to help or receive help in the wake of Harvey.Plus: Consumers value health insurance but often have to make sacrifices to afford it, and there’s a disconnect between what consumers and lawmakers think “affordable” health care means. Those are just a two of the key findings from a new survey examining the opinions of doctors and consumers regarding the cost of health care and how to reduce it.And: Singer-songwriter Molly Burch performs in studio.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Share
Stay on target Netflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Plan Prices6 Shows You Need to Watch on Netflix Now It’s amazing to think about how getting movies and TV shows into our eyeballs has changed in just five years. We don’t know what we’d do without Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime serving up streaming video content. But have you ever been a little frustrated that the offerings of these big platforms didn’t scratch a particular itch? That’s because they’re designed to capture the biggest possible audience, and as geeks we’re all about our niches.Plenty of other streaming services exist out there, though, and some of them are incredibly cool. With the most expensive clocking in under ten bucks a month, they’re also seriously worth the money. Come with us as we explore the world of niche streaming video services.Shout Factory TVFounded in 2003, Shout Factory had a good run during the DVD age, but unlike many of their competitors, they found a way to transition to the world of streaming with success. Their subscription service gains you access to a wide library of quirky titles plumbed from the vaults, including the original Mystery Science Theater 3000 library, tons of old-school anime, and some insane cult stuff like short-lived teen soap Swan’s Crossing and the original 80s female wrestling show GLOW. It’s a pretty schizophrenic lineup, but it’ll keep you busy. ShudderHorror fans have been raving about Shudder since it went online in 2015, leveraging a sizable library with some remarkably astute curation to deliver the best selection of creepshows you’ll find in the streaming marketplace. Genre-specific playlists rub shoulders with selections picked by actors and directors, giving you multiple ways to explore the catalog. In addition to previously-released theatrical movies, Shudder has also started moving into the exclusive content space with both foreign horror shows showing in English for the first time and original programming. At just five bucks a month, it’s a pretty easy pill to swallow, and with over 700 movies and counting, Shudder is a must for bloodsucking freaks. CONtvIt’s almost like they made this one just for us. CONtv is a purely geek-centric streaming service that launched in 2015 as a joint venture between Wizard World and Cinedigm. In addition to sci-fi, fantasy and horror films, the big draw here is behind-the-scenes video access to Wizard World’s conventions across the country, with interviews and panel discussions featuring some of the biggest names in nerd culture. Of special note is exclusive series My Morphing Life, where former Green Ranger Jason David Frank attends cons, meets fans and grapples with the nature of fame. Tribeca ShortlistThe streaming wing of the venerable Tribeca Film Festival focuses on top-tier mainstream and independent movies by design, but their library is… unique, to say the least. The “handpicked selection” includes classics like Rain Man and Eat Drink Man Woman, but also boasts the first three Cube movies and Blacula. They typically have a couple of hundred offerings at any given time, with a fair amount of churn to bring new ones to your attention. At just five bucks a month, it’s a worthwhile spend for their unusual curatorial touch alone.For more on the best streaming devices visit our in-depth coverage here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Brown SugarIt’s hard to recommend a streaming service this narrowly focused, but the incredible depth of the Brown Sugar library is hard to ignore. As you might guess from the name, this company is laser-focused on Blaxploitation movies, with hundreds of the genre’s most notorious flicks. Rudy Ray Moore’s seminal Dolemite is here, along with Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Shaft, Superfly and more. The rise of Black cinema in the 70s introduced a rough energy to action filmmaking, and so many of these movies are still amazingly watchable today. At just four bucks a month, Brown Sugar is an easy commitment to make. Walter PresentsSome of the most interesting TV shows in recent years have come from outside the United States, and although Netflix and Hulu have brought a few over, there’s actually a niche streaming service devoted to foreign TV. It’s called Walter Presents, curated by Italian producer Walter Iuzzolino. Selecting some of the most popular and interesting shows from Europe and South America, there’s a ton of cool binge-watchable stuff on here like Brazilian serial killer series Merciless, German espionage drama Deutschland 83 and more. Lots of intense crime dramas to be found here. CrunchyrollOld-school anime fans remember how hard it used to be to get new episodes from Japan, which typically came over on heavily degraded VHS dubs from questionable sources. The streaming revolution has changed all that, and if you haven’t heard of Crunchyroll by now you’re in for a wonderful surprise. Easily the top anime streaming service out there, Crunchyroll currently boasts nearly a thousand different series as well as K-drama and other live-action offerings. One of the most unique features they offer is simulcasting – the ability to watch new episodes at the same time they air in Japan. Brave new world, people. MubiIf you get anxious grinding through the wall of thumbnails in Netflix’s streaming section and are looking for something a little more focused, cinephile streaming site, Mubi has a fascinating alternative. The site keeps 30 films available for streaming at any given time, adding one and removing one every day. Those films are drawn from up and coming festival hits, all-time cinema classics and lesser-explored pockets of movie history, making it constantly worth checking. You might not love every single film they serve up, but if you want to have your cinema mind expanded, Mubi is a great deal. FandorLaunched in 2011, Fandor is one of the older streaming services out there, and has built a solid library using a revenue sharing model, where filmmakers are compensated with a percentage of subscription income for their movies. The collection has grown to over 5,000 films from all over the world, primarily from independent directors and small studios, and there are some serious gems in there. The categorization system is also top-notch, with dozens of subgenres to explore and an editorial arm that posts deeply-thought essays and creates curated collections of films with some surprising connections. CuriosityStreamDeep science heads swear by CuriosityStream, a service dedicated to presenting the best and brightest science documentaries out there. Created by John Hendricks, who is best known for founding the Discovery Channel, it boasts a lineup of over 1,500 films covering everything from quantum physics to ancient civilizations. In addition to licensing content from a number of providers, CuriosityStream has also branched out into original content, including the fascinating series Miniverse that maps the Solar System down to the scale of the continental United States. DocsvilleFormerly known as Yaddo, this British streaming service is a haven for nonfiction fans looking to explore their universe. With films covering culture, science, history and more, Docsville ably balances education and entertainment with some legendary flicks. Programmed by BBC legend Nick Fraser, who helmed Storyville for two decades, the platform is also funding new documentaries from both established talents and up-and-comers. If you’re bored of Netflix’s “documentary” section that’s primarily reality TV shows, this is the service for you.
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