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Museum Consultation

first_imgQuebec’s museum of Civilisation is going for a new look.And it wants the help of First Nations, Innu and Inuit groups to achieve it’s goal.The permanent exhibit in the museum is the most popular draw in the province.Now officials are travelling the province asking how Aboriginal Peoples wish to be represented in the exhibit.last_img

Canadian auto sales slide in November compared to 2017

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — Canadian auto sales dropped by 9.4 per cent in November compared to the same time last year, which is the largest year-over-year decline since the financial crisis.Canadian auto sales fell 9.4% in November from a year earlier. BMO notes “significant deterioration” in BC and Alberta.— Richard Dettman (@rwdettman) December 4, 2018Senior Economist with the Bank of Montreal, Alex Koustas, said this drop was a bit of a surprise.“I would say November’s print was defiantly a bit to the larger side, defiantly something that signals things might be slowing down a bit more than expected, although that being said I think the strength that we saw earlier in the year was a bit unexpected as well.”Alberta suffered one of the bigger slides compared to other provinces.READ MORE: Canadian auto sales off to a strong start after record-breaking JanuaryKoustas thinks that’s mainly due to the economic situation currently in the province and the oil market.But Koustas added overall Canada should have a strong year when it comes to auto sales.“Sales this year are still on pace to be kinda the third best on record,” said Koustas, “If you take a look at Novembers number, it’s no worse than what we saw, say in 2014 or something like that, which was still a pretty strong year all truth be told.”If there are any takeaways from the November numbers, Koustas said it appears the market is starting to slow, which could result in a quieter 2019.last_img read more

Restaurant blast in southern Philippines wounds at least 13

first_imgManila: A bomb blast outside a restaurant on Wednesday wounded at least 13 people, including children, in the insurgency-plagued southern Philippines, authorities said. The explosion shattered a window at the front of the eatery, striking family members gathered for an event in the town of Isulan on Mindanao island, Mayor Marites Pallasigue said. The southern Philippines is plagued by multiple armed groups ranging from communist insurgents to Islamic State-aligned jihadists, which leave the area mired in poverty and violence. Police cordoned off the area outside the shattered facade of the restaurant as a probe began into who was responsible. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The bomb was placed at the back of the air conditioner,” said Pallasigue, putting the number of wounded at 13. “Most the victims are related to each other,” she added. Police confirmed the explosion but said the number of wounded could be as high as 18. No deaths have been reported. On a neighbouring island to the south of Mindanao, an IS-claimed attack in January on a cathedral during Sunday mass killed 21 and wounded about a hundred others. The bombing cast a shadow over a vote less than a week earlier to give Muslims in the south of the Catholic majority Philippines greater resources and control over their affairs. The explosion Wednesday in Isulan happened just a few meters from the site of a deadly blast which occurred last year and was believed to have been carried out by Islamist militants.last_img read more

Libya bars oil tankers from protest port: state firm

first_imgTRIPOLI- Libya’s navy has stopped two oil tankers from entering Al-Sedra port, the site of a months-long dispute between protesting guards and the government, its National Oil Corporation said Monday.“The Libyan naval forces on Sunday prevented… a Maltese-flagged tanker in talks with illegal parties from entering the port of Al-Sedra to take on crude,” said the NOC.The state-owned company added that another oil tanker whose crew had sought to enter the port for the same reason was also prevented from doing so.Oil installation guards launched their protest in July, initially over price hikes but later to call for autonomy of the eastern region of Cyrenaica, cradle of the 2011 revolt that toppled Moamer Kadhafi. Over the weekend, the NOC decided to keep in place the force majeure it declared in August for the terminals at Al-Sedra, Ras Lanuf and Zueitina.The government on Thursday convinced residents in the town of Ubari to end their blockade of Al-Sharara oilfield, after a five-month protest demanding oil revenues be distributed more evenly.The oilfield’s output reached 207,000 barrels per day (bpd) on Monday, compared with 60,000 when production resumed on Saturday, an NOC spokesman told AFP.On 29 December, the NOC said production at its southern oilfields of Sarir and Msala had resumed after being suspended for months due to the closure of refineries in the east.The crisis has seen Libya’s total output plunge to about 250,000 bpd from nearly 1.5 million bpd before.Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi said last month that lost production because of the blockades had cost Libya about $9.0 billion (6.6 billion euros) in revenues.last_img read more

UN expresses concern over killings of top Pakistani provincial leaders

9 April 2009The United Nations today voiced its serious concern over the killings of three leaders from Balochistan province, the largest in Pakistan, calling for immediate investigations into their murders. The three men were members of the Balochistan Quam Dost Committee, recently created by the Pakistani Government to investigate missing persons cases in the province in the South Asian nation’s east.The UN, which expressed its sympathies to the families of the deceased, called on authorities to ensure that the committee continues its important work.Last weekend, a staff member of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was released after spending two months in captivity.John Solecki, the head of the agency’s office in Quetta, Balochistan’s provincial capital, was abducted in an attack on 2 February that also left another colleague, Syed Hashim, dead.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani Government, Balochi authorities and others who helped secure Mr. Solecki’s release, re-affirming the UN’s commitment to helping the people of Pakistan. read more

Canadian artists sculpture of refugees unveiled by Pope Francis in Vatican City

Pope Francis said the he wanted the piece in St. Peter’s Square to remind everyone of the evangelical challenge of hospitality.Related Pope Francis attends the unveiling of the sculpture commemorating migrants and refugees entitled “Angels Unawares” by Canadian artist Timothy Schmaltz in St Peter’s Square in Vatican, September 29, 2019. (Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS) Jude Law: Speedo in ‘The New Pope’ teaser trailer isn’t my smallest costume Vatican releases doctored photo of letter from Benedict praising Pope Francis Trudeau disappointed as Pope Francis says he ‘could not personally respond’ to call for residential schools apology Schmalz, who travelled to the Vatican City for the unveiling, said he wanted the statue to bring forward the idea that everyone is sacred and worthy of human dignity and respect.Many migrants and refugees from conflicts throughout the world attended the Mass, which closed with the unveiling of the statue.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.During the Mass, a multiethnic chorus sang and the incense burned came from a refugee camp in southern Ethiopia, where refugees are rekindling a 600-year-old tradition of collecting incense. VATICAN CITY — A Canadian artist’s sculpture has been unveiled in St. Peter’s Square by Pope Francis as part of a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees.The work in bronze and clay by Kitchener, Ont.-based Timothy Schmalz depicts more than a hundred migrants and refugees from different cultural and racial backgrounds and different time periods. read more

The Bulls Just Fired One Of The Best Coaches In The NBA

The news wasn’t entirely unexpected, but it was still jarring to see that the Chicago Bulls had fired coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday after five seasons at the team’s helm. After all, it isn’t every day that a team lets one of the best coaches in NBA history walk away.Thibodeau reportedly had a strained relationship with the Bulls’ front office, so the firing is almost certainly related to more than the team’s on-court performance. (Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf practically said as much in a few pointed comments Thursday.) But even if the Bulls’ next coach is more in sync with management, the team might notice a distinct downturn in its play without Thibodeau in charge.We can attempt to measure a coach’s influence by looking at how much his team wins relative to expectations set by preseason projections. And by that (imperfect) standard, Thibodeau during his time in Chicago has guided the team to about 36 more wins than would have been expected purely from its talent going into each season.Thibs’s tally ranks eighth among all NBA coaches since the 1979-80 season, and he did it in far fewer games than his peers atop the list. Thibodeau added about 7.5 wins per 82 games (the standard length of an NBA season), the most of any coach with at least 300 games coached. Few coaches have squeezed more wins out of their talent than Thibodeau has in his short career.Of course, there have been grumblings about Chicago’s playoff performance under Thibodeau after the team failed to advance past the second round of the postseason for the fourth straight season. But just as we looked at the Atlanta Hawks’ 2015 playoff run relative to expectations Wednesday, we can judge the Bulls’ dynasty points accrued relative to what would be expected from their preseason projections.And Thibodeau’s Bulls teams have, on balance, gone further in the playoffs than they were projected to. During his tenure as Chicago’s coach, the Bulls have accumulated 625 dynasty points — 13.1 points more than would have been expected from the talent levels of his teams. (In 2015 alone, he racked up 40 more dynasty points than expected.)That total “only” ranks 24th among NBA coaches since 1984,1The first year the NBA changed to a 16-team playoff format. and it’s nowhere near the gaudy 6,606-point (!!) surplus generated by playoff god Phil Jackson, one of Thibodeau’s predecessors with the Bulls. But it flies in the face of the idea that the Bulls had a disappointing playoff record on Thibodeau’s watch.Essentially, he extracted an incredible number of wins out of his talent base during the regular season and took the team a little bit further than expected during the playoffs to boot. Teams can get (and have gotten) a lot less from their head coach.And maybe that’s why there’s a line of teams queuing up to potentially acquire Thibodeau’s services, now that the Bulls have cut him loose. read more

My son was recruited by a county lines drug gang

Miraculously, Daniel survived – but he’s not out of the woods yet. The teen was recruited into a vicious county lines drug network six years ago, turning his and his family’s lives upside down.  “We were at the end of the game,” says Watkins. “There was no coming back.”  The day she learnt her son, Daniel*, was stabbed multiple times, Susannah Watkins* planned his funeral. She pictured breaking the news to family members that, following years of concern after he had been groomed into a county lines drug gang, the worst had happened. She prepared herself to watch his coffin be blessed with the last rites. And to never see his smile again.  There are 1,500 “county lines” drugs routes that span…

Students facing 27 rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to

first_img THE HEAD OF the Residential Tenancies Board has said that students living in private student accommodation are in many cases living in tenancies and are entitled to the legal protections afforded in this situation.RTB director Rosalind Carroll told an Oireachtas Housing Committee earlier this week that students living in accommodation who may be facing significant rent increases should contact the RTB to ensure they are legally protected as tenants.“First of all just to say we believe a lot of the student accommodation out there that’s purpose-built but within the private sector does come within our remit,” Carroll told the committee.“And I want just to make that very explicit because some of the press it isn’t and it’s really important that tenants understand that they should take the case to us. By Cormac Fitzgerald There’s a lot of cases out there where people might claim that something is a licence but the fact is it doesn’t matter what it’s named, it’s about what its substance is. 10 Comments DCU students staging a sleepout in protest at rising rents in April. Image: Sam Boal/ Carroll and other members of the RTB were before the Committee as it scrutinises the new Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill.Shanowen Shakedown Carroll’s comments will be welcomed by students currently campaigning against significant rent hikes in their accommodation.A number of private providers of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) have been hiking the rents of the properties by up to 30% in some cases, to bring them in line with newer units on the market.This issue was brought into sharp focus in April when a group of DCU students staged a number of protests as part of the Shanowen Shakedown campaign, combating plans by a private provider to hike rents by 27%.It was believed that unlike with normal private rental properties in certain areas, PBSA units are not subject to the rent controls that were introduced by government in late 2016.It was stated that students living in this type of accommodation were in licensee arrangements, and not traditional tenancies.This means they don’t fall under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Acts and the Residential Tenancies Board – so they couldn’t take a case to the RTB and would have far fewer rights than offered to tenants.However, Carroll’s statement this week clarifies that students in this accommodation may in fact be tenants and therefore granted all the rights afforded traditional tenants.It is believed that cases in relation to this have been taken by students to the RTB and that a final decision is being awaited.Clarification Earlier this month, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin housing spokespeople Darragh O’Brien and Eoin Ó Broin said they would work together to ensure the uncertainty around student accommodation rents was solved.The pair have called for the government to add a provision to its Bill which will see student accommodation rent rises capped at 4%.If the government fails to do this, both parties have said they will work together to ensure an amendment is voted in – and have issued an ultimatum of sorts to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and Fine Gael.Speaking this week, Rosalind Carroll said that the RTB would welcome clarity around the issue to be included in rental laws.“If a tenant has peaceful and exclusive occupation of that dwelling. Isn’t being moved from room to room on a weekly basis or on a regular basis. They’re kind of two core principles that you would look at in terms of looking at student accommodation,” she said.That doesn’t mean to say that providing clarity in the legislation would provide everybody with a bit more assurance on that.Speaking to this week, Eoin Ó Broin said that comments from the Carroll meant that the government had no reason not to bring student accommodation under the remit of the RTB in new laws.“If the RTB are saying these people are already included but they would welcome clarification, there is no argument from the minster not to include that in the legislation,” he said. DCU students staging a sleepout in protest at rising rents in April. Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases. center_img Share52 Tweet Email Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 7:00 AM Image: Sam Boal/ 8,066 Views Jun 16th 2018, 7:01 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Local people share their connections with Japan

first_imgA local man who now teaches English in Japan has contacted The Columbian, and the father of a man in Sendai has done the same.Here are their words:“My name is Joshua Wheeler and I’m originally from Vancouver, Washington. I’m a English teacher here in Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan and survived the 8.8 (not 8.9) earthquake that hit yesterday and subsequent after shocks that continue periodically here. I’m just emailing you because I understand it might be hard to know who from Vancouver is living in the effected areas in Japan (if any). As far as where I live– there isn’t any major structural damage, however food & fuel shortages are everywhere. We had a nearly 24 hour black out up here and phones & internet was down for a long time. Luckily things are coming back, but it’s touch and go. I’m posting most of what happens via facebook: the Adventure.”Joshua attended Fort Vancouver High School, Clark College and Lewis & Clark College in Portland.Another report from him is expected today.Kent Graham of Vancouver sent this note:“Just a local angle to the international story. Our son, Tristan Graham, is in Sendai. He is safe, but his iPhone battery is dead with no electricity to charge it. I am currently out of town in Bellingham, but will return by tomorrow evening. If you are interested, I will copy/paste info from our Facebook page.”An updated report from Graham about his son is expected later today.last_img read more

2020 Chevy Camaro ditches an ugly bumper adds a more affordable V8

first_img 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star Chevrolet Enlarge ImageThat’s a lot better. Chevrolet When Chevrolet introduced the polarizing new face for its refreshed 2019 Camaro, there was a great gnashing of teeth over the front bumper of the SS model, which was… unconventional, to say the least. But clearly the media wasn’t the only group holding these opinions, because in the course of just one model year, that bumper is now history.Chevrolet on Thursday unveiled a series of small updates for the 2020 Camaro, which goes on sale in the fall. The most notable update is the introduction of a new bumper for the SS model. Based on the bumper that we first saw on the Shock Yellow Concept at SEMA last October, there’s now a body-color bar between either end of the bumper, which gives it a much cleaner look. The bowtie emblem has been moved to its rightful spot on the upper grille, too.There’s also now a cheaper way to slide into a V8-equipped Camaro. The new Camaro LT1 trim takes the kit and looks from the Camaro LT (available with either a turbo I4 or a V6) and slaps the SS’ 455-horsepower V8 under the hood. The SS started at $37,995 in 2019, but the 2020 LT1 will bring the V8’s lowest price down to $34,995. As every good TV pitchman likes to say: But wait, there’s more! Chevrolet has adapted the SS’ 10-speed automatic transmission for use in V6-equipped Camaro LT models, replacing an eight-speed unit that will still see life in turbocharged I4 models, provided the owner isn’t in the mood for a six-speed manual.The remaining changes are all minimal. The 3LT trim adds the 2.0-liter I4 engine as standard, along with making a package standard. There’s a new exterior color (rally green), some trims get dark-tinted taillights and other options like Recaro performance seats are now available on more trims. Red kneepads are also now available, which I’m sure was the second most asked-for thing after striking the SS’ ugly bumper from the record. Tags Share your voice Preview • 2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE: Emphasizing poise over power 2 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 review: Let it semi-autonomously chauffeur your chauffeur Comments Sports Cars Convertibles Coupes 43 Photos 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride Review • 2019 Chevy Camaro: Best taken at face value More about 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE is ready to carve corners More From Roadshow Chevroletlast_img read more

IPL dugout CSK roar in Chennai Dhoni chased and Virat Kohli checks

first_imgChennai Super Kings have hit the ground running, MS Dhoni took centre stage and the crowd erupted as he sauntered out to bat. Suresh Raina was also a crowd favourite as there were 12,000 fans thronging the MA Chidambaram stadium as their hit took part in a practice game.Well, the captain was even chased around by a fan, the atmosphere was immense and the crowd support for a practice game shows why the Chennai Super Kings have the most passionate fans in the league.Catch Me If You Fan #AnbuDen Version! #SuperPricelessThala @msdhoni and the smiling assassin @Lbalaji55! #WhistlePodu ??— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 17, 2019For Delhi, coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Sourav Ganguly will only bolster the chances of the side to do well. Also, he has high hopes from Shreyas Iyer, the leader and batsman.The former Australian captain has also backed Rishabh Pant to come good as he is a great thinker of the game. Shikhar Dhawan, who is back playing for his home state, believes that the Indian batsmen in the squad have to fire for the side to do well.”Our team this year is also very balanced as we have good all-rounders, spinners and batsmen. The most important thing for us will be that our Indian batsmen play well and our top 4-5 batsmen are Indian, so I am expecting a great season ahead,” Dhawan said at a press conference.Virat Kohli checks inGreat to be back at the Chinnaswamy for another season with @RCBTweets. ? Can’t wait to be on the field! ?? #PlayBold #IPL2019— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 18, 2019Down south, Virat Kohli has arrived in Bengaluru and the captain looks pretty pumped up to get the job done for his side. Kohli, who has scored 4948 runs in 163 matches at a career strike-rate of 130.76 with 4 centuries and 34 half-centuries in his kitty, would want to take this new team over the line this season.  Daniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesDavid Warner and Steven Smith have arrived in India. After missing out the last season, the Australia duo was welcomed by their respective franchises. Warner was involved in the first practice matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad while Smith eased into his position with Rajasthan Royals.”Great to be back here in Hyderabad with @SunRisers I can’t thank the franchise and fans enough for your loyal support over the last 12months. Time to get back into it,” Warner wrote on his Twitter handle.Great to be back here in Hyderabad with @SunRisers I can’t thank the franchise and fans enough for your loyal support over the last 12months. Time to get back into it. #orangearmy…— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 17, 2019″Great to be back here in Jaipur with the Royals family, and I can’t wait for this year’s edition of the IPL to start,” said Smith in a video posted by the franchise on Twitter.A special Royal has a special message for you all! ??Watch the video and find out! #HallaBol— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 17, 2019last_img read more

Militant killed in Panthapath raid

first_imgPolicemen cordon off the panthapath area. Photo: Prothom Alo A suspected militant was killed in a joint raid, ‘Operation August Bite’, at a building in Dhaka’s Panthapath area on Tuesday.The deceased is Saiful Islam, student of Khulna BL College and resident of Dumuria upazila of Khulna.Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque made this statement in a press briefing following the incident.The IGP also claimed that the militant allegedly committed suicide as he blasted himself during the raid at room no 301on the 4th floor of Panthapath’s Olio Green Heaven Hotel in the morning.Read more: Police cordon off hotel near Square HospitalThe militant had planned an attack on Bangabandhu’s residence at Dhanmondi road 32 on the eve of 15 August, he claimed.Earlier in the day, police cordoned off a hotel in Pantapath area of Dhaka city.Law enforcement officials suspected the building to be yet another militant hideout. A militant suspect was said to have taken shelter in the hotel Olio Green Heaven, near Square Hospital.Members of the police and its special SWAT unit were deployed around the hotel and five other buildings there, said witnesses. A unit of fire services was kept ready for a possible operation.Blasts and gunshots were then heard from the scene as the wall of one of the floors of the building that the police cordoned off, collapsed in a major blast.Read more: Gunshots, blasts near Heaven Hotellast_img read more

Two killed in police gunfights

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo persons were killed in what the law enforcers called two separate incidents of gunfights with them in Rajshahi and Narayanganj districts early Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased were Alamin, son of Mohonlal of Harpur under Kashiadanga police station of Rajshahi city and Biplab, 32, son of Sultan Mia of Fatullah in Narayanganj city.Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police conducted an anti-narcotics drive at Dam-5 of the Padma river around 3:30am.Sensing their presence, drug peddlers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, he said.Later, police recovered Alamin’s body from the river, he said, adding that he might have drowned while fleeing.Three policemen also received injuries during the gunfight and they took primary treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, the police official claimed, adding that one shooter gun, two bullets and 79 bottles of Phensidyl syrup were recovered from the spot.Alamin was accused in a several narcotics cases, he said.Quamrul Islam, sub-inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police in Narayanganj, said acting on a tip-off, a special DB team conducted a drive at a microbus stand of Chandmari in Fatulla around 3:00am.Sensing their presence, drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.Later, Biplab was found dead on the spot, said the SI, adding that he was accused in 14 cases filed with Fatulla police station.Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight.last_img read more

New Center To Support Mental Health Issues In Schools

first_img Share 00:00 /01:36 Courtesy Mental Health America of Greater HoustonHow well a child does in school is often tied to their health, including their mental health.Consider what happened to Colby Hook.When he was 11 years old, his dad died from cancer. And that sent Colby into a severe depression.“And I ran away from home multiple times, trying to get away from problems. And I know that the depression took over my life,” Colby recounted.He said that it also took over his school work in Clear Creek ISD.“My grades started dropping. I failed a class and it brought my entire school experience down. Extracurricular activities were dropped because of my grades, and just not wanting to be around people. It just affected everything at school for me,” he said.This scenario is very familiar to Janet Pozmantier at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.“We’ve spoken to people who’ve worked in school districts for many, many years and they say it’s like a crisis,” she said. “They’ve never seen so many students with overwhelming mental health needs and they simply just don’t know what to do.”Statistics back that up. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all mental illnesses start their onset by age 14. And according to Texans Care for Children, nine out of ten students who have an emotional disturbance were suspended or expelled from campus.Pozmantier will direct the new Center for School Behavioral Health. It will assist districts to identify mental disorders early on and treat them. Other goals include removing the stigma around mental illness, holding an annual conference and advocating for policy changes.It’s launched with a grant worth more than $2 million from the Houston Endowment. It’s already set to work with 15 school districts, three charter networks and one parochial school. With the grant, Pozmantier said that they will be able to expand to even more districts in the region.For ninth grader Colby Hooks, a support group helped him recover from his depression. He said that other students need similar help.“People who are hurting, people who feel like they’re not worthy of anything,” he said. “And I’m glad to see that there’s a support group for people out there, who can resolve their issues and just feel better about themselves.” X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Elaborate security arrangements in place

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police has almost turned the Red Road and its surrounding areas into a fortress as the city is all set to witness the grand Durga Puja Carnival 2018 on Tuesday. As several VVIPs will be present along with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the security arrangement has been made in different tiers.According to police sources, 3,000 police personnel will be deployed on Tuesday for Puja Carnival security. Vehicular movement on Red Road will be restricted from early Tuesday morning. Though police personnel will be deployed from Monday night on Red Road, the whole area will scrutinised thoroughly after imposing vehicular movement restriction. Sniffer dogs will be used as well. The bomb squad of Kolkata Police will also be engaged. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from the pre-event security arrangement, several measures have been taken to ensure foolproof security of all guests till the end of the carnival. There will be several teams of police comprising Special Action Force (SAF), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Quick Reaction Team (QRT) deployed at Red Road and its surrounding areas. These units will check for any unauthorised and suspicious movement in the area. Apart from the specialised forces, police personnel from the Special Branch will also be deployed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice personnel in plain clothes will also be there among the spectators. Special security arrangements have been made for the foreign diplomats and delegates who will be present at the event. Six watchtowers have also been erected to keep a hawk’s eye on the area. Adequate number of CCTV cameras have been installed as well for proper surveillance. Sources have informed that drones will also be used during the programme to avoid any untoward incident. Vehicular movement on Red Road will be restricted from the morning on Tuesday, whereas Hospital Road, Casuarina Avenue and Mayo Road might be partially closed for traffic movement. Normal vehicular movement will be allowed through Jawaharlal Nehru Road. Vehicular movement on Kidderpore Road from Hastings Crossing to Lovers Lane will be closed from 2 pm till the end of the carnival on Tuesday.last_img read more

Loud Tiger Woods Gallery Forms at Celtics Playoff Game Instead of Watching

first_img Advertisement The story of the day, and probably the year, is Tiger Woods completing one of the most improbable sports comeback stories ever by winning his 5th Masters Green jacket, and the Big Cat’s run captivated pretty much every sports fan with a pulse, including those physically attending other sporting events.During today’s Celtics/Pacers playoff game, a massive gallery of Tiger fans decided to hang out in the concourse and watch him make his run, rather than watch first round NBA hoops. When he banged in a putt, everyone lost it like they were on the rope line at Augusta.What an incredible sports day.Tiger absolutely stealing the attention from this Celtics playoff crowd at the Garden @barstoolsports @stoolpresidente— James (@JayCeeArr) April 14, 2019 .last_img read more

Handson with macOS Catalina Beta Should You Update Now

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoCNETThe absolute fastest U.S. Air Force planes in the skyCNETUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out Kraft’s Spin On Classic Chicken SlidersMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Henry T. Casey, Henry T. Casey, on I’ve been kicking the macOS Catalina beta around, and while I’ve got good news to report about the post-iTunes world, this update has a few more things to be concerned about. So, now that Apple has released its Public Beta, it’s time to explain everything you need to know about macOS Catalina, and if you should update immediately or not.The good news is that the apps replacing iTunes are feature-complete, so power users won’t have anything to worry about. On the downside, though, the death of 32-bit apps in Catalina might make upgrading a nightmare.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Is this a review?In a way, yes. I’m going to explain who should and shouldn’t hit update now, but since this is a beta, and not a finished product, it’s not quite time to give a final verdict on macOS Catalina. Apple released macOS 15 Public Beta 2 on July 3, and while this update is going to provide a more-stable experience, nobody’s saying it’s ready for your production machine yet.Most users, at least based on anecdotal evidence, aren’t aware of the beta version and won’t consider this update until Apple starts promoting it in the App Store.I tested macOS Catalina’s Developer Beta 2 (19A487l) on a souped-up 15-inch 2019 MacBook Pro. Performance was solid during that time, but I would hope that it would be, as that machine runs on an 8-core 9th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU with 32GB of RAM.iTunes is dead, Music is a good replacementAs you may have heard, iTunes is gone in macOS Catalina, retiring to the big app store in the sky. In its place, we’ve got Music, Podcasts and TV — three apps that look like iTunes in terms of their overall design, with a navigation menu on the left, controls at the top, and the content in list/icon form in the rest of the screen.The best news out of all of this — aside from macOS matching iOS and tvOS for its media apps — is that Music doesn’t drop any of iTunes’ best features. As I hoped and wished, all of iTunes’ power-user features are intact, including iCloud Music Library and support for local MP3s.That means you can keep adding songs to your collection from outside of Apple’s library, so you’re not reliant on the stuff the company clears and pays for. Prime examples of such personal tracks are rare concert recordings and mixtapes with uncleared samples. I tested this out by uploading a few albums I purchased as MP3s, changing their metadata, and watching those same songs and album names appear on all my other Apple devices.The one thing I think Music needs, though, is a way to organize the list of Playlists in the left menu manually, as it’s still stuck in alphabetic sorting. This limitation has always forced me to start playlist names with the letter A so they rise to the top.The one bug I ran into is that the For You and Browse sections under Apple Music didn’t always open when clicked. Sometimes I had to click to another section and click back to For You to make it open; other times I had to close the app and reopen it to get it to work.The Podcasts and TV apps do just what you’d expect, porting the iOS app and tvOS app to the Mac. This will likely be helpful for those who didn’t realize that iTunes did more than music, though I don’t know how many people will easily understand that Movies are found in the TV app — which has all the same sections as that app, including Watch Now, Up Next and Kids.Oh, and one more tidbit to know: macOS Finder is now the point where you manage physically connected iPhones and iPads. At one point during the developer beta install process, we had to use Finder to install the iPadOS developer beta on our iPad.The death of 32-bit apps might be a dealbreaker for youThis might hurt. macOS Catalina does not support 32-bit apps, and during its installation, it warns you of which apps on your system it will break because they’re not 64-bit apps.For me, that meant that OpenVPN — which is essential for our work here at Laptop Mag — hit the chopping block, and I couldn’t keep using my test MacBook Pro for my work. This is a huge problem.Oh, and because this is a beta version of the operating system, developers aren’t responsible for their apps working in the short term, so I hope this puts the pressure on OpenVPN to get its act together.You drive the Sidecar with a PencilSidecar, the biggest new feature for Mac owners who also own iPads, isn’t as complete as I’d hoped. When Apple presented the feature at WWDC, it didn’t emphasize that you’d need to use an Apple Pencil to interact with the macOS interface on the iPad. This makes sense, though, as macOS is designed to be interacted with a cursor, not a fingertip.Yes, there are touch-friendly modifier keys and a virtual Touch Bar — yes, Apple’s still trying to make the Touch Bar happen, but that’s far from a full touch screen. Also, this limitation means that you need the Apple Pencil if you want anything more than a second screen (that you can’t interact with) for your Mac.This could have given Apple a chance to tip its toe in waters it’s long avoided: 2-in-1 convertible laptops. In the meantime, though, Sidecar does offer minor touch support, allowing the cut, copy, paste, undo and redo swipe controls that iPadOS enables.It turns out that Sidecar mode is not meant for your fingers (for the most part), but designed for use with the Apple Pencil. Also, it enables you to use the iPad as a reference display, where you can look but not touch.My favorite part of Sidecar is that the connection can be made wirelessly. Yes, it doesn’t require tethering your devices together via a cable, which could be tough for those with modern MacBooks who are using most iPads (other than the 2018 iPad Pros) — who would need a USB Type-C to Lightning cable.Safari gets modest updatesSafari, much like most of the Catalina update, is becoming more similar to other versions across macOS. For example, the new tab screen now shows iCloud tabs and Siri Suggestions. Safari will also warn you against creating too-simple passwords, but that can feel redundant when sites like Google already do that.Safari’s also catching up to Chrome by helping you avoid having redundant tabs open by suggesting you switch to an already-open one if you start typing the same URL in. There’s also a new way to enable picture-in-picture viewing, from the audio icon in the URL field.Reminders moves forwardI don’t know about you, but I rely on reminders apps a lot to make sure I finish everything I’m supposed to do. This is why I was happy to see Apple’s Reminders app get sections for items due today, and tasks scheduled for the future.It’s also easier to create more powerful reminders, as each entry has date and time fields, as well as a button to add a location for geofenced reminders. You’re also supposed to be able to tag someone in a reminder, but that wasn’t available to me yet.Other points of interestApple’s added Find My, a native way to access its device-tracking tools for finding AirPods, iPads, iPhones and Macs on your iCloud account. This app is a great alternative to asking people to navigate to and use Apple’s sluggish site.The iPhone’s Screen Time usage tracking, for digital well-being, is also now on the Mac (in System Preferences), but I’m not sure it fits as well. Or at least it doesn’t work as well as a time-tracker as it does on the iPhone, as macOS allows for a ton of apps to be simultaneously open and doesn’t track the interaction time with said apps.Speaking of System Preferences, it’s been redesigned to fit all of your Apple ID information. Here, you can manage your connected devices, contact info, password and more.The App Store is more or less the same, but now there’s an Arcade tab to give gamers a tease of Apple Arcade. Most of the previewed characters look more indie than familiar, though Sonic Racing was featured in one of the slides.Notes is getting a gallery view mode, where you get a grid of your documents. Oh, and since you can work on the same Note with other users, Apple realized that it should add Shared Folders, so you can organize notes together.Mail has some overdue additions — muting threads, blocking senders, unsubscribing — catching up to the web-app versions.What’s not there yetAt this point, everybody should know the risks associated with a beta version, which include apps not working right. My first major hiccup came when opening Photos, which may be choking on my Photos library – comprising more than 107,000 photos and 2,200 videos.Photos will feature the redesigned, magazine-like design seen in iOS 13 that hides screenshots from the main view to show off just your best shots. The app also has views for sorting images by days, months and years.Oh, and during my time with macOS Catalina, I didn’t see any iPad apps available in the App Store, as they’re due this fall. Personally, I can hardly wait that long, as I want dedicated Netflix and Overcast apps on the Mac.My recommendationRight now, like every beta version of a program, Catalina is for the adventurous and those who don’t worry about risking the machine they’re using. Yes, it ran reliably on my laptop; I’m hoping that the 32-bit app issue I hit will be rectified with updates by the time the finished version of macOS Catalina comes out in the fall.Apple Pencil-brandishing iPad owners and TV app lovers will get the most out of the beta versions of Catalina. The update’s screen-extending capabilities and media consumption apps are currently the OS’ strongest selling points, especially as Music doesn’t offer that many new features over iTunes, just on-screen lyrics. Your motivation to update to this first public beta will be even smaller if you, like me, have a gigantic photo library.center_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Author Biolast_img read more

Hainan Airlines sign up to Travelports digital media solutions

first_imgHainan Airlines sign up to Travelport’s digital media solutionsTravelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry and Hainan Airlines, one of the largest carriers in China, have today announced a Digital Media Solutions agreement. Travelport’s Digital Media Solutions provides a portfolio of advertising opportunities to airlines, including Travelport Sponsored Flights which enables carriers to gain optimal visibility of their flights when agents perform searches on specific routes.This media agreement extends Travelport and Hainan Airlines’ existing partnership which saw the carrier sign up for Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising technology at the beginning of 2014. Hainan Airlines specifically wanted to deploy Travelport’s Digital Media Solutions, which enable it to put promotional messages on the screens of 68,000 connected agents worldwide, to enhance visibility of its new direct routes following its recent expansion into North America.Specifically, the new agreement will promote Hainan Airlines’ new direct routes between San Jose-Beijing, Seattle-Shanghai and Boston-Shanghai serviced exclusively by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This will enable Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide to search and book the best available options offered by Hainan Airlines, and increase bookings on a global scale through Travelport Digital Media Solutions, including Sponsored Flights, Sign-On Messages and Headlines.Niklas Andreen, SVP of Hospitality and Digital Media at Travelport, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have signed this new agreement with Hainan Airlines, who are recognized for their five star service and innovation. Our Digital Media Solutions play an integral part in our strategy to help travel providers maximize revenues, and communicate specific messages to the global travel trade through highly targeted campaigns.”Mr. Li Xiang, Director of International Business at Hainan Airlines, added: “Having already signed up to Travelport Rich Content and Branding, it was a great opportunity to leverage this technology and continue working closely with Travelport on a customized digital media and content program to deliver our goals. We are confident that through Travelport’s Digital Media Solutions and our world-class service, we can reach a wider global audience and increase revenues.”Source = Hainan Airlines and Travelportlast_img read more

QT Perth set to open on Australias West Coast this August

first_imgSource = QT Hotels & Resorts QT Perth set to open on Australia’s West Coast this AugustQT Perth set to open on Australia’s West Coast this AugustQT Perth, the latest property from Sydney-based designer hotel brand QT Hotels & Resorts, will open this August in the heart of Perth’s Central Business District near Swan River. Showcasing QT’s signature service and design sense, the 18-story hotel will offer 184 guest rooms, a signature bar & grill restaurant, rooftop bar, café and seven conference rooms. Located steps from Murray Street Mall and the city’s main shopping district, QT Perth marks the brand’s first property on Australia’s West Coast.Renowned designer Nic Graham has imagined the hotel’s public spaces. Longstanding QT guest room designer Shelley Indyk has created thoughtfully designed guest rooms sporting handmade ceramics by local craftspeople.Creative Food Director Robert Marchetti has teamed up with Executive Chef Nic Wood to curate the Mediterranean menu for the hotel’s Santini Grill, using the very best in local produce. Santini Bar will act as the hotel’s social hub, showcasing a fine selection of local wineries and distilleries. The Rooftop at QT will offer the highest rooftop party venue in Perth with spectacular views across the Swan River, Perth Hills and Optus Stadium. The QT Café on the entry level will serve freshly brewed coffee and treats throughout the day.Offering a range of event spaces, QT Perth is designed to host meetings and events in the city’s Central Business District, complete with unique culinary packages, and the ability to accommodate up to 315 people.For more information on QT Perth (bookings available from August 1, 2018), visit: QT Hotels & Resorts:QT Hotels & Resorts first put its stamp on the Australian tourism sector with the launch of QT Gold Coast in 2011. The unique and exciting property delivered the first injection of QT’s signature spaces with bold entertainment and an intriguing, yet relaxing, guest experience. Now one of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved and dynamic hotel brands, the family of properties includes: the flagships of QT Melbourne and QT Sydney, in addition to QT Gold Coast, QT Port Douglas, QT Falls Creek, QT Canberra, QT Bondi, QT Wellington and QT Queenstown.last_img read more