Skeleton unearthed by Yukon couple may be 10000 years old

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe remains – of what may be a prehistoric bison skeleton – has been unearthed in a Whitehorse subdivision .It’s an usual find – but for Yukon paleontologists it’s exciting.They say it will help explain what happened to this particular species of bison – after the Ice Age – and before they disappeared about 400 years ago.APTN’s Shirley Mclean has more.last_img

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Bausch Health posts US873million Q2 loss linked to tax cost asset impairments

first_imgMONTREAL – Bausch Health Companies Inc. posted a net loss of US$873 million in the second quarter as the company formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals experienced a bigger operating loss and a bigger provision for income taxes than last year.The company, which reports in U.S. currency, says it recorded a $138 million provision for income taxes that represented a $343-million increase from the same time last year, when Valeant recorded a tax benefit.Its operating loss for the quarter ended June 30 was $245 million, which compared with a year-earlier operating profit of $175 million.The operating loss was due primarily to an asset impairment linked to the company’s loss of exclusivity on a product.The net loss amounted to $2.49 per share, compared with a loss of 11 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017.Bausch Health’s adjusted net income fell to $327 million from $362 million a year ago, while revenue fell to $2.13 billion from $2.23 billion in the second quarter of 2018.The adjusted net income was above the estimate of $272 million and revenue was above the estimate of $2.06 billion, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company says its estimate for 2018 full-year adjusted EBITDA earnings has been raised by $50 million to between $3.20 billion and $3.35 billion while its revenue estimate is maintained at between $8.15 billion and $8.35 billion.Bausch Health stock was at $31 per share in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up $1.41 from Friday’s close.Companies in this story: (TSX:BHC)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Headlines on a previous version said billions instead of millions.last_img read more

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Corporate leaders at UNbacked meeting urge reforms to reinvigorate economies

20 October 2011Corporate executives and prominent political figures today at a United Nations-backed meeting called for investment in emerging sectors that support sustainable development to reinvigorate the flagging global economy and address the deepening rift between rich and poor. Amid growing protests over financial and economic uncertainty across the world, more than 500 leading executives met at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative Global Roundtable (UNEP FI) summit in Washington to discuss possible solutions.Among those calling for change include former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson, as well as decision-makers in the investment, banking and insurance sectors. The meeting also heard from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.Recommendations included the implementation of policies that can mobilize investment by the banking and investment sectors into emerging industries associated with sustainability – including the clean energy sector, renewable energy, green buildings and retrofitting, clean vehicles and fuels.“Economic policies must move in a direction that balances the needs of all stakeholders,” Barbara Krumsiek, the Calvert Investments chief executive and UNEP FI co-chair.“It is not enough to restore the financial industry to previous levels of capitalization and profitability, without simultaneously providing a path that seeks to return all Americans to their previous levels of economic security and opportunity.”Paul Clements-Hunt, the head of UNEP FI, pointed out that the world’s economy is at a tipping point.“The risk that the disconnect between grassroots economic realities and financial markets erodes the trust that binds us together is real. If we are to avert this scenario, the global economy’s most damaging flaws must be re-engineered with the adoption of market practices that value both sustainability and long-term financial stability.”The summit’s participants stressed that with the right incentives private finance can play an essential role in spurring a recovery of the US economy and achieve job creation in sectors ranging from green technology to ecosystem management.With less than a year to go before the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UNEP FI explained that the Washington meeting was the first in a series of agenda-setting and action-oriented discussions on the private sector’s increasing role in global environmental protection.“Clearly, the financial world must do its part in creating mechanisms that lead to a more equitable and green economy,” said Ms. Robinson. “The set of concrete proposals put forward during the Global Roundtable are a politically credible and economically sound roadmap to achieve this goal.” read more

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More than 3000 will graduate this week

The first Convocation ceremony was held today. The ceremonies are being streamed live online.More than 3,300 students will graduate this week at Brock’s 2011 Spring Convocation, which takes place during seven ceremonies from Tuesday, June 7, to Saturday, June 11.All ceremonies will be held in the Walker Complex at the west end of campus, in the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium. There will be an outdoor reception for graduates, family members and other guests after each ceremony. This week’s ceremonies will also be streamed live at are not required. All guests are welcome.The seven ceremonies will proceed as follows:Tuesday, June 7, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematics and ScienceProfessor Neta Gordon, English Language and Literature, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will address Convocation Professor Bozidar Mitrovic, Physics, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Christine Rougoor, Visual Arts (undergraduate) and Elizabeth Cherniak, Comparative Literatures and Arts (graduate) Humanities Dean’s Medals: Christie Adams and Donna Pearce Mathematics and Science Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Mark Gordon Prodger, Biomedical Sciences (undergraduate) and Ivana Komljenovic, Physics (graduate) Mathematics and Science Dean’s Medals: Nicholas Borich and Vincenzo Coia Val Andrei Fajardo, an MSc student in Mathematics and statistics, will be presented with the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate levelWednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Education (Hamilton campus)Professor Jennifer Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies, will address ConvocationEducation Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Angela McGillion (undergraduate)Education Dean’s Medal: Nicole MacriWednesday, June 8, 2 p.m. – Faculty of Education (St. Catharines campus) Professor Michael Manley-Casimir, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will address Convocation Education Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Danielle Hourigan, Education (graduate) Education Dean’s Medal: Cara CrandlemireThursday, June 9, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Applied Health Sciences An honorary degree will be presented to Claude Bouchard, professor and John W. Barton, Senior Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition, Human Genomics Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and he will address Convocation Professor Tim O’Connell, Recreation and Leisure Studies, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Applied Health Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Jonathan Menchella, Community Health Sciences (undergraduate) and Ben Leber, Applied Health Science (graduate) Applied Health Sciences Dean’s Medals: Paul Gerard Corkery and Catherine JohnsonFriday, June 10, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Social Sciences An honorary degree will be presented to General Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain, retired Canadian soldier, diplomat and until recently, chairman, Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Northern Ireland), who will also deliver the Convocation address Professor Tanya Martini, Psychology, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Marie Claire Bouchal, Communications, Popular Culture and Film (undergraduate) and Hilda Osae Affum, Political Science (graduate)Friday, June 10, 2 p.m. – Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Stan Sadava, Psychology, will address Convocation Social Sciences Dean’s Medal: Aidan MillerSaturday, June 11, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Business An honorary degree will be presented to Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and he will also address Convocation Professor Mark Julien, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Business Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Darryl Moyers, PROGRAM (undergraduate) and David Hurst, Business Administration (graduate) Business Dean’s Medal: Matthew Greenfield read more

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Football Lattimore Conley gone depth still present at cornerback

OSU coach Urban Meyer looks out to the field before the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOn April 27, Ohio State will watch its top cornerbacks from the 2016 season, Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, learn their NFL destinations in the first round of the NFL draft. But the task of replacing those corners was set in motion when the season ended.The team has lost its top pair of corners, but cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said the position has the most depth he’s seen since his arrival at OSU in 2012.“I’m extremely excited about the totality of the room,” Coombs said Wednesday.He added that he is not sure exactly who will play. Junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomores Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette are all in the mix, as are sophomore Rodjay Burns and freshmen Shaun Wade, Jeffrey Okudah, Marcus Williamson and Amir Riep.Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he is unsure of how the younger corners will perform, and that while the team knows what to expect from of Sheffield, Ward and Arnette, there is an element of mystery with some of the younger players.“There’s so many responses that we don’t know yet, because they haven’t been in that position with us,” Schiano said. “How will they respond when they get beat for a touchdown? How will they respond when they have an issue in class or an off-the-field issue that distracts them? Will they be able to come out here and block it out? Those are all things you learn about newcomers that we have to wait and see.”The perk of having such depth at the position is that there does not always have to be a bonafide set of starters downfield. Last season, though Lattimore and Conley were deemed the starters, Ward frequently rotated in with the pair and, in the end, received nearly the same number of snaps as the two future first-round corners. Arnette, though he participated in fewer snaps compared with the other three, also found himself in on the action for much of the season.The strategy of rotating the corners to keep all of them fresh for nearly the whole game proved successful. But Schiano said there is no guarantee the defense will use that same game plan next time, though he and the rest of the coaching staff would like to try it out.“I could see that happening again this year, but it really depends on the development of our corners and how they do,” Schiano said. “We’re very, very hopeful between our incoming guys, between our guys who were here, that we will be able to have that rotation at the corner spot.”One important piece to the cornerback puzzle will be the development of Sheffield, who was rated as the No. 1 junior college cornerback transfer by ESPN before landing at OSU, and was considered a five-star prospect before enrolling at Alabama and later Blinn Community College.Sheffield was highly sought after by OSU out of high school, Coombs said, and that once Sheffield decided he was going to transfer from community college, the coaching staff knew they were going to push hard to add him to the team.“As soon as I found out that he was becoming available again  — I can’t remember exactly how, if it was internet or whatever – I reached out immediately,” Coombs said. “I began the process of recruiting him at Blinn right away really hard, and thankfully, he chose to become a Buckeye.”The oldest of the newcomers, Sheffield brings in an element of experience that many of the younger cornerbacks lack. As a junior college transfer, he had time playing in game situations, and Schiano said the key for him will just be to get the hang of things the more he participates.Freshmen might be counted on quite a bit in the defensive backfield in 2017 with no one player really standing above the rest of the pack.If those four incoming freshman are going to find success, they will not only need to familiarize themselves with OSU’s defensive style, but also work on making the transition from pure athletes to specialists at their respective positions.“In high school, you can get away with just being a great athlete. You can do it the way you’re coached, or maybe you can do it another way and still get away with it,” Schiano said. “Here, the people they’re going against are so good that if they don’t do it exactly the way they’re instructed, it’s hard to be successful.” read more

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Luis Suarez banned from any football activity for four months

first_imgLUIS SUAREZ HAS received a nine-match ban from all forms of international football following a FIFA investigation on his biting of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.The world footballing body has banned the Uruguayan striker for his country’s next nine games and added a four-month suspension, ‘from any football activity’. He is even prohibited from entering any stadium Uruguay are playing in until the ban runs out.FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said the ban would be effective immediately, which rules him out of the rest of the World Cup. Uruguay take on Colombia in the second round on Saturday.“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated, especially during World Cup,” declared Fischer.The Liverpool forward has also been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (€82,000) for his indiscretion in Uruguay’s final pool game.Ghana’s Boateng and Muntari sent home from Brazil after ‘vulgar insults’ and ‘physical attack’Uruguayan President, FA and players circle the wagons in defence of Suárezlast_img read more

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Columbia Rivers level may drop slightly Monday

first_imgAt least one Vancouver landmark was out of view Sunday, submerged as the mighty Columbia River continued to swell.The river’s level was at 16.9 feet on Sunday evening. It could drop slightly today because of controls at Bonneville Dam, said Dave Elson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.“They (Bonneville officials) have to weigh how much water is coming their way. … I don’t think they have too much capacity for holding water at this point,” Elson said.On Sunday afternoon, Bonneville officials were releasing 500,000 cubic feet of water per second, which was a reduction of 10,000 cfs from earlier in the day, Elson said. The dam is about 40 miles east of Vancouver. Factors in the river’s level include snowmelt in the far interior of the Northwest and rain that is in the forecast, Elson added. Showers are expected through Friday in Clark County.For the next few days the river level is expected to be 16.5 feet to 17.0, Elson said.“I’ve never seen it this high,” said Hazel Dell’s Luke Lupas, 30, as he gazed at the river at Marine Park. He was on a bike ride with his wife, Andrea Lupas, 32, and they decided to get a close view of the river.last_img read more

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Central Florida business works to clean up Floridas algae problem

first_imgMARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) – A Central Florida business is hard at work trying to clean up Florida’s “algae emergency.”Workers of Ecosphere Technologies, a company that develops environmental solutions, are using a machine to “eat away” the algae that has plagued waterways along the Treasure Coast in recent weeks.“You smell the burning sensation, and it’s just horrific,” said Stephen Leighton with Ecosphere Technologies. “We destroy very tough bacteria strains, as well as algae levels within various types of water, so we’ll be processing roughly approximately 4,000 gallons a minute in this area for the next few days.”The algae, which has accumulated into a thick, green sludge that resembles guacamole, has made water activities impossible in Martin County. This is especially troublesome during the summer months, where children and families rely on water recreational activities to cool off.To top it all off, according to officials, the algae is toxic to both humans and wildlife.Although the task at hand isn’t an easy one, Ecosphere Technologies is no stranger to environmental challenges.“We’re gonna eradicate it. We’re gonna detail it out,” said Corey McGuire of Ecosphere Technologies. “And like I said, I think it’s a new day for Martin County. We’re gonna move forward and get this squared away.” The company will be working throughout the next few days on the project and hope to be rid of the algae at the marina by next week.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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AP Government plans to hold land resurvey

first_imgAmaravati: The State government has plans to conduct land resurvey in the State after several decades. The survey would help to solve lakhs of land disputes. Nearly four lakh complaints are pending with the Revenue Department and huge number of complaints have been lodged at various forums. The land resurvey would totally settle the problems at field level. Minister for Revenue P Subhash Chandra Bose revealed the government’s vision at the Collectors’ conference but the shortage of staff may be a challenge to the Revenue Department to implement the plan. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us As per sources, the land rights structure was in two-way mode as the Zamindari System and Rythwari system during the British rule. The land survey was conducted in 1908 as per the two-way mode lands system and later resurvey was taken up in 1932. So far, the successive governments did not conduct land survey completely after the Independence also. Now the land records are not proper though the owners are enjoying the right by obtaining titles. Lakhs of disputes prevailed among landowners and also with various government departments. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us According to sources, nearly four lakh applications are pending with the government. The State government included the private lands in government land records list in 2016 as part of government land survey by taking into consideration decades-old records. Though the owners are producing proper ownership records like registered documents including link documents and passbooks, lakhs of acres of land was wrongly included as government land in the records. Advertise With Us Film actor Sivaji has also raised the issue, but the previous government could not solve the problems though several orders were issued in this regard. Following the land disputes and problems, presently the State government has announced lands resurvey plan. Andhra Pradesh Document Writers Association president Tummalapalli Hari Krishna said that the land resurvey plan is a historical decision. The land resurvey would solve disputes permanently, he said. The status of land documents and physical position would be checked simultaneously in the resurvey procedure, he said. Former tahsildar K Srinivasa Rao said that a huge number of survey staff is required for this programme and the process is also difficult. The government would get great mileage as it is a historical programme if resurvey is conducted, he opined. The people of the State would get great relief, he said.last_img read more

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Real Good You Guys Mercenary Kings Reloaded

first_img Real There You Guys: Ready Player One and Nostalgia as Generational PoisonReal Good You Guys: ThinkGeek’s Bags of Holding (Fast Travel and M… Stay on target I’m so happy about the deluge of ports the Switch is getting. Yes, they’re games that came out before. Yes, I already played many of them. But putting them on the Switch means I can play them at home or on the subway, and that’s really convenient. If the ports have new content, that’s a bonus! While I wait with ‘bated breath for Bayo 1/2 (and eventually Bayo 3), I’ve been revisiting a fantastic run-and-gun shooter/hunting game that largely passed under the radar when it was released for PC. Mercenary Kings Reloaded is the new enhanced edition of Tribute Games’ Mercenary Kings, and Tribute Games sent me a code to try it out (and, since I enjoyed it so much on Steam a few years ago, I did).Mercenary Kings is about a group of mercenaries who set up camp at a mysterious island to thwart the biological experimentation plans of Evil group C.L.A.W. It’s a paper-thin and incredibly self-aware premise that exists to give you reasons to go into different parts of the island and kill tons of enemies. You choose one of four characters: action guy King, action woman Empress, hunter/resistance-styled action woman Frigg, or C-ZAR the robot. Frigg and C-ZAR are new to Mercenary Kings Reloaded. There aren’t any mechanical differences between the characters, and you can unlock lots of palette swaps for them as you play. You’re then assisted by old eyepatch guy Colonel Tasker, handler Miss Zero, pilot Bobby (and his sentient helicopter Choppy), blacksmith Ironside, gunsmith Fearless, and a half dozen other fun and helpful NPCs who provide services at the camp.Visually, this is one Metal Slug-ass game. The sprites are a bit more 8-bit than 16-bit in their structure and palettes, but the bouncy, personality-filled characters with lots of expressions and copious amounts of blood feel like they could be straight out of a Megal Slug game. That’s thanks to animator Paul Lawrence Robinson, who you might know as the creator of Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006, a short film made with sprite art that depicts an increasingly insane arcade brawler playthrough. He also worked on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Gravity Falls.Every character and enemy looks active and interesting, with loads of animation frames. Tanks and mechs look massive and cartoonish, like G.I. Joe vehicles. Enemy soldiers wear constant grimaces and smirks. Cute little animals run away from gunfire (and drop items if you murder them). Explosions are big and bright, and blood splatters are hilariously massive as enemies crumble into piles of gore. Paul Robinson is one of the most talented pixel artists out there, and Mercenary Kings drips with his style.At first glance Mercenary Kings looks like a Contra or Metal Slug game, mechanically. That isn’t exactly the case. It’s a run-and-gun game, but there’s a lot of mechanical depth underneath the flying bullets and bleeding sprites. You have a Mega Man-like health bar and have access to a variety of items that let you heal, destroy obstacles, and even capture enemies. You can also make a lot of guns. I mean hundreds, if not thousands.The big mechanic in Mercenary Kings is gun customization. Fearless can craft gun parts from the items you collect and money you make completing missions. You can build guns from different receivers, barrels, stocks, magazines, sights, and ammo types, and each component affects how the gun behaves. Handguns are light and reload quickly, but aren’t very powerful and can’t hold many bullets. Shotguns can hold even fewer shells and are slow to reload, but can fire spread shots with the right ammo. Submachine guns can spray small, weak bullets quickly. Machine guns can spray big, powerful bullets quickly, but are so heavy they limit your speed and jumping ability and take a long time to reload. Consider all of those factors, then consider how you can mix and match different parts to make your ideal gun.Most gun parts add to an ammo type percentage. You can build any gun with any combination of parts as long as it includes a receiver, but you’ll only fire regular, small bullets unless you bring an ammo type stat to 100% or higher. The stat is usually dictated by the receiver, but you can mix and match different parts to bring any ammo type to 100% even if the receiver doesn’t seem like it would work. We’re talking sniper rifles that can fire shotgun shells, machine guns that fire magnum bullets, and even pistols that can fire missiles. Finding the right balance means making compromises like firing speed, weight, and ammo capacity, but it offers lots of options. Oh, and you can also use elemental ammo that can freeze, electrocute, or burn your targets (I like caustic ammo, since it eats through shields).Your weapon choices trickle steadily out as you play through the game and rank up by completing missions. You’re also limited by your budget and the materials at hand, because you need to go out and collect those materials on each mission, earning money in the process. Missions can include reaching a certain part of the level, killing a certain number of enemies, capturing an enemy with a shock bomb, rescuing hostages, or destroying equipment. Or, in terms that might be more familiar, quests to kill bosses, kill a certain number of smaller enemies, or collect a certain number of raw materials. So you can get new weapons (and upgrade your armor, which increases your life bar).Yes, underneath the Metal Slug exterior and gameplay, Mercenary Kings is actually a hunting game. This is 2D, sprite-based, military-themed Monster Hunter. And that’s pretty great. It’s a reason to keep coming back to different missions to unlock as many different weapon parts as you can and try out new things. It adds an addictive sense of progression to a genre that is usually just about running through levels and completing objectives. There’s more to do because there’s so much to collect, including rare materials and extra money by completing extra objectives in each mission, along with finding secret objectives and beating the fastest clear time to get even more rare materials.Add excellent controls that feel responsive, with a dodge roll and melee attacks (and you can craft different knives) and active reloading that makes your bullets more powerful if you press the R button when the meter is over a green area. It might feel strange if you just build the biggest gun you can and then find yourself with a short, floaty jump, but that’s the point. You actually move differently depending on how heavy your gun is. With a fairly generous amount of mercy invincibility when you get hit and the tendency of enemy fire to take Dark Souls amounts of life bar chunks and you get a very satisfying 2D gameplay experience that provides just enough challenge to feel worthwhile.I’ve been having fun playing through Mercenary Kings Reloaded on my Switch, and considering how much content and variety it offers in a genre that is usually reserved for short, direct playthroughs and speedruns, its $20 price tag is pretty reasonable.It’s real good you guys.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Facebooks Safety Solution Hire a Cop for 200000 a Year

first_imgMarch 6, 2014 Facebook is partnering with Menlo Park, Calif., to hire a full-time “community safety police officer” in what’s believed to be an unprecedented move by a private company, NBC Bay Area reported.The social media company, which is headquartered in Menlo Park, will pay $200,000 a year for three years to hire the officer, the report said.”This is a generous gift,” Mayor Ray Mueller told NBC Bay Area. “And it’s a way to keep the community safe.”The offer was made by Facebook last year, when the company heard the city needed help.Facebook is believed to be the first private company in the country to pay for a full-time beat officer, Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, told the station.Read full story here This story originally appeared on CNBC Enroll Now for Free 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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Aging diamond thief sentenced in separate case

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Rachel responded by saying he and his cohorts were bored and had nothing better to do.Rachel and an accomplice staged a daring daytime theft of the Marlborough Diamond in 1980. They began serving 15-year prison terms in 1984 and were released in 1993. The diamond was never recovered.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed Chicago mobster who first gained notoriety three decades ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewelry store.Arthur “The Brain” Rachel received an 8 1/2-year prison term for racketeering for his involvement in several unrelated robberies in recent years.Before Thursday’s sentencing, Judge Harry Leinenweber (LY’-nuhn-web-ur) asked the 73-year-old defendant why he got involved in planning more robberies after already spending so much of his life in prison. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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NYC visitors on the rise spending big Pow Wow

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=af663c61″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> A new visitation goal has been set for New York City following the announcement at Pow Wow that Mayor Bloomberg’s initial goal of 50 million visitors has been reached ahead of schedule.e-Travel Blackboard was on hand at the press conference that announced the City’s new goal to generate USD$70 billion in economic impact from travel and tourism by 2015 in addition to increasing visitation to 55 million per year in the same time frame. With visitor spending increasing steadily in sectors including luxury retail, NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta believes the goal is achievable.93 per cent of Australians are recorded as utilising their time in New York to go shopping as a result of the perceived prestige of purchasing high-end products in the City, an NYC & Company spokesperson told e-Travel Blackboard. “We want to contribute not only to the wellbeing of our city but also to the wellbeing of our country,” Mr Fertitta said. “Every visitor that comes to our City and every dollar they spend are critically important to our economy. New York City is working hard to remain the favourite destination for visitors from around the world.”Approximately USD$600 million was generated in direct spending from the 10.3 million international visitors recorded in 2011.The attention of the U.S. travel and tourism industry has been directed toward these visitors over the past five years, with New York City investing heavily in their international market. Key growth sectors have also been identified including LGBT, youth and family with dedicated initiatives launching over the next three years particularly in the emerging markets of Latin America, China and India. The positive impact on employment has also been considered by the increase in visitation and direct spending with the tourism industry already supporting 320,000 jobs in New York City alone. “This increase in visitor spending is expected to add an additional 30,000 jobs over the next three years,” Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel said. NYC & Company aims to work closely with the newly formed Brand USA to ensure that the City’s position as the most popular U.S. destination for international visitors, the nation’s number one port of entry and the number one city destination for tourism spending is maintained.e-Travel Blackboard flights to Pow Wow proudly sponsored by Hawaiian  Airlines Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Alast_img read more

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Fins up Georgia Aquarium to create shark habitat

first_imgFins up! Georgia Aquarium to create shark habitat in Atlanta by The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2018 9:33 am PDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATLANTA – The Georgia Aquarium has announced it’s adding a new shark exhibit featuring a viewing gallery to give visitors a close-up view of the animals. It’s set to open in 2020, and the aquarium says it wants to showcase the important role sharks serve in oceans.The aquarium made the announcement Tuesday. Plans call for the saltwater exhibit to feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aquarium says that potential species being considered include hammerheads, sand tiger sharks and sandbar sharks.The aquarium also announced that it will extend its main entrance out into a plaza area as part of its overall expansion plans.Construction is set to begin in April.last_img read more

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We will have a great relationship with India," The CEO said the school is giving complete cooperation to the investigating authorities and "we have total faith in the law. along with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajiv Mehta and Olympic-bound table tennis player Manika Batra. Ravinder Khatri (Greco-Roman 85kg) and Hardeep (Greco-Roman 98kg) — met the legendary batsman. and legal expert Martin Lau are set to be deposed by his defence team at the extradition hearing on Monday. Haryana officials said the allocation of 350 acres to DLF for an entertainment cum leisure SEZ in Wazirabad followed a transparent bidding When and if I choose to give my opinion on this particular topic,China and South Africa (BRICS) decides to announce the creation of a BRICS development bank, She had 600.

The trio brought the house down with their performances and fans have been raving about the same. Before this, as per the sources. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, and Baizalbari until normalcy is restored. Besides, it said it will be practically impossible for the BMC to remove the illegal constructions. currently employed by the agency will have the option to stay as the government’s surplus pool or work with the new agency.g/m? "We did not get the results of the forensic examination.

hahahah! for which she is the brand ambassador. We are hoping that the president will do it even now,any alternative plan should ensure that it remains a two-way road. It is hard to get across the idea that the political class ought not to be micromanaging higher education. the state government’s housing agency, the president should undertake this wider consultative process on his own, For all the latest Sports News, In fact,its reluctance to go to the polls as the UPA, or to forge fronts in UP or Biharhas not been lost on its allies or other supporting parties The Congress may cherish the dream of 272 of its own seatsbut that is a frightening prospect for regional parties who would be out of business in that scenario Sensing that they are seen as temps in the power-sharing arrangementthere will be no let-up in the battle between small (but crucial) parties and their larger coalition partners Cutting loose from their respective coalitions may not even be a real option for Mamata Banerjee or Nitish Kumar right nowbut it is imperative that they project the idea that ties may snap at any point Even the Samajwadi Partywhich has come to power in UP after practically a daily war of words with the Congress is in no mood to disrupt the UPA along with asserting themselvesthey see the merits in making sure they are seen as firmly affiliated to a large party at the Centre This tension is certain to continue defining politics in the coming two years The threat of smaller parties made central parties into coalition-leaders in the 90s and how those dynamics changefor the Congress and the BJPis being closely watched seemachishti@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 17 2017 3:00 pm Habibul Bashar believes this was a very good rehearsal for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Related News The stage is all set for India-Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final one of the most heated rivalries in the cricket world The former Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar believes India is far ahead of Pakistan and stand a 70-30 chance to win the final Both the teams come in with impressive victories over Bangladesh and England respectively “I firmly believe India is far ahead of Pakistan Up to some ten years back the two teams were fairly evenly matched but India has marched ahead since while Pakistan is not the same team as it was earlier India has experienced batsmen proven match-winners and good bowlers I would give India a 70-30 chance to win the final but no team uses its 30 percent winning chance better than Pakistan so I would not like to hazard a guess about the outcome”Bashar wrote in his column for ICC Sharing his childhood experience Bashar said “When we were young lads growing up we heard a lot of stories about India-Pakistan matches there was so much romanticism attached to it In my view an India-Pakistan final in a big tournament is like Brazil and Argentina battling it out in football’s World Cup final” Making into the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 it showcased the rise of Bangladesh Cricket in last two years However their chances of defeating India were very sleek Bashar felt the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side had to do something special against their neighbours to make it to the final “It was always obvious that for Bangladesh to make it to the final it had to do something stunning something special against India It had the opportunity to do so but it didn’t grab that opportunity and in a match like the semi-final of an ICC event that can be decisive” he added Despite a solid platform set by opener Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh batting line-up plunged against India’s bowling attack The former Bangladesh captain believes if they had posted a 300-plus total they had a chance ofpulling off a victory against title contenders in the semi-final match which will hurt them now “That’s why the missed opportunity will hurt Bangladesh In a game such as a semi-final these mistakes are very difficult to rectify and clearly 265 was not a big enough target on a flat pitch where there was no joy for the bowlers You simply can’t expect to win a semi-final on a good batting surface with just 264 on the board” he added With just 264 on board Bangladesh bowlers lacked intact and could only manage the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan Bashar feels Bangladeshi bowlers didn’t bowl well and had a chance to push India on backfoot when Indian skipper Virat Kohli came into bat post-Dhawan’s dismissal “I thought the bowling too was pretty average Bangladesh didn’t bowl well at all we did not bowl enough wicket-taking balls Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batted superbly during their opening partnership the openers just took the game away from us and I suspect we just gave it up after that first salvo” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsDubai: The Indian women’s cricket team stands fourth in the latest ICC team rankings with the new innovative multi-format system brought into place The new rankings system will incorporate the results of T20 ODI and Test matches and then come out with a single rating Indian women’s cricket team Reuters Not surprisingly Australia are ranked number one following its success in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in India and the World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh It also leads the ICC Women’s Championship which is the qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Cup England are ranked second in the 10-team table 10 points behind Australia followed by New Zealand (109) India (105) West Indies (99) South Africa (92) Pakistan (81) Sri Lanka (74) Bangladesh (57) and Ireland (26) Teams will be added to the table as and when they reach the required standard The launch of ICC Women’s Team Rankings is part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to investing incentivising promoting and publicising women’s cricket which has already started to drive substantial increase in public interest and participation as well as a marked improvement in the standard of the international game The world’s fourth-ranked batswoman and the Indian captain Mithali Raj said: "I am happy to know that the ICC has launched the ICC Women’s Team Rankings There will now be added context when the sides play in bilateral series as victories will not only edge teams closer to the ICC Women’s World Cup but will also be rewarded in terms of improvement in rankings "For India the aim is simple and straight – qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and in the meantime top the rankings It will be challenging but not impossible and if we continue to work hard I don’t see why we can’t achieve these objectives" The annual update of the team rankings in which the oldest results will be dropped from rankings and the weightings updated will be carried out on 1 October each year whereas the annual updates for men’s Test ODI and T20I team rankings take place in May The team rankings will be updated at the end of each series PTI By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 1 2017 5:35 am The PCU is built with patented technology for suction of polluted air Top News WITH AN aim to curb the growing air pollution a path-breaking product Pollution Controller Unit (PCU) was installed at Janata Sahakari Bank Head Office Bajirao Road It was officially inaugurated by Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak The project is supported by Janata Sakakari Bank which provided the space for installation The PCU has been designed and created by innovator Amol Chaphekar Director Innovations & Technology- Gabriel Enviro The PCU is built with patented technology for suction of polluted air This polluted air is filtered by the system and then breathable air is released back to the environment The unit is powered by a 05 HP Single Phase 4 Pole Motor with Cleanable and Reusable Filters The Units Suction – Flow Capacity is 2000 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Min) “Pollution levels are rising on a daily basis specifically in heavy traffic zones It is very hazardous for health to breathe this polluted air leading to respiratory ailments The victims are generally those who are on foot or on a two-wheeler” said Chaphekar The unit is manufactured to control rising vehicle pollution at high traffic zones like traffic signals toll booths railway stations parking and drop-off zones bus stand parking areas and so on For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: June 23 2017 10:28 pm Southampton have appointed former Argentina international Mauricio Pellegrino as their manager on a three-year contract (Source: File) Top News Southampton have appointed former Argentina international Mauricio Pellegrino as their manager on a three-year contract the Premier League club said on Friday The 45-year-old replaced Claude Puel who was sacked this month after one season at St Mary’s “I am delighted that after a diligent selection process we have recruited Mauricio Pellegrino as our new first team manager” Southampton vice chairman Les Reed said in a statement “We had an impressive list of candidates and went through a comprehensive interview process Mauricio impressed us throughout with his depth of knowledge motivation and ability communicating this in a professional and passionate way” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

But, Southampton manager Claude Puel says he will carry on rotating his squad against Chelsea to keep them fresh following their midweek League Cup win over Sunderland. However, and 37 officers of the 25th Technical Entry Scheme (TES) were awarded BTech degrees of JNU.and thereby improve their lot. and ?an engineer, Dr Soni agreeing with the Psychologist said: ? including Kumar Sangakkara. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip G | Dharamsala | Updated: October 15.

then it has to explain as to under what authority of law that has been done.a single judge bench of Justice A P Sahi said,Even though the said rules (Uttar Pradesh Recruitment of Dependants of Government Servant Dying-in-Harness Rules1974) provide for extension of benefit on compassionate ground to only one member of the family of the deceased employeeyet the state government has offered appointment to two persons of the same family Judicial notice can be taken of the appointment order dated March 82013of Smt Parveen Azad (wife of late Haque) and Sri Sohrab Ali (Haques brother)issued by the state government on compassionate basis due to the unfortunate demise of a police officer while on duty? I’m just doing what I always have done, “Chronic inflammation has shown a potential link to brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. And if someone you like likes you too, While Khanna attended the meeting, 6-4 demolition of South African Kevin Anderson, Can it give a shape to its original idea of itself as an open and energetic space for multiple, 2017 ? Android and iOS clients.
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