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Use of fake social media bots in Alberta election coming in federal

first_imgEDMONTON — A political scientist says a federal report confirming the use of false social media posts to try to manipulate last spring’s Alberta election points to dangers for the upcoming federal vote.The report said there was a large, co-ordinated effort during the Alberta campaign to set up fake Twitter accounts — mostly by supporters of the United Conservative Party.RELATED: Voters turn to online resources for election info Duane Bratt of Mount Royal University says the accounts are used to increase polarization, fire up supporters and depress the vote for opponents.He says there will be many more opportunities for such activity as Canadians go to the polls this fall.A spokeswoman for Premier Jason Kenney says the use of fake trolls online is a disturbing trend but didn’t influence the result of the Alberta election, which brought the United Conservatives to power.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala gets SC relief

first_imgNew Delhi: In a relief to expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR and charge sheet against her for allegedly forging documents in her anticipatory bail petition.The top court also granted protection from any coercive action in two other criminal cases related to alleged sexual harassment of her family help and damage to property. A bench of justices R Banumathi and S Abdul Nazeer said that there is no prima facie evidence to show that the appellants (Pushpa and others) had intended to cause damage or injury or any other acts. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”Since the disputed version in the vakalatnama appears to be an inadvertent mistake with no intention to make misrepresentation, in our view, the direction of the High Court to lodge a criminal complaint against the appellants cannot be sustained and the same is liable to be set aside,” it said. It said with regard to the facts and circumstances of the present case, no useful purpose would be served by proceeding with the criminal prosecution against Pushpa and others. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”In the facts and circumstances of the present case, in our view, no useful purpose would be served by proceeding with the criminal prosecution against the appellants. Without further going into the merits of the case, we quash the FIR in Crime No.1331/2016 and also quash the charge sheet pending before the concerned Magistrate”. “The FIR and the charge sheet are quashed only in the facts and circumstances of the present case and to meet the ends of justice. It is made clear that taking advantage of quashing of the case, the appellants shall not resort to any further consequential proceedings,” the bench said. In the sexual harassment case against Pushpa and others, the bench was told that the accused have reached a compromise with the victim and based on it they have moved the high court for quashing of the case. “We are not inclined to go into the merits of the said matter, except to extend interim protection granted to the appellants in Crime No.5/2016 till the disposal of the said case,” the bench said.last_img read more

Iraqi voters will have full provincial election coverage thanks to UN project

20 October 2008The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has launched a nationwide Election Coverage Network, aimed at providing the country’s citizens with timely, fair and balanced information and reporting on its provincial elections. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has launched a nationwide Election Coverage Network, aimed at providing the country’s citizens with timely, fair and balanced information and reporting on its provincial elections. The six-month project includes the production and dissemination of “Voter Education Radio Programmes” which include information on procedural and technical details of the voting process, in-depth analysis of campaign issues, and parties’ positions and political profiles.The programmes, which will be made available to a network of FM radio stations nationwide, will also include information on political role and authority of governors and provincial councils, their relation to the central government, as well as election results and results from election monitoring. The product of a partnership between UNAMI’s Public Information and Electoral Assistance Offices and the international non-governmental organization (NGO) “Media in Cooperation and Transition” (MICT), the broadcasts aim to increase transparency and inclusiveness in the electoral process and to encourage informed debates among citizens in the run-up to and the aftermath of the election. The projects is just one of the activities being organized by the UN-led International Elections Assistance Team (IEAT) to promote professional, responsible reporting of the elections and to build the capacity of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to engage effectively and transparently with the media. Other activities include a national training programme for IHEC officials and local media on election reporting, support for a campaign for journalism safety, and assistance in drafting regulatory frameworks and policies covering IHEC’s media liaison activities.UNAMI supported the process that led to the passage of the country’s new provincial election law last month by the Iraqi Parliament, which followed months of intense discussions and will now facilitate the holding of the polls this year. read more

Antipiracy efforts must deal with its root causes says UN envoy for

18 November 2009Piracy off Somalia’s coast is a symptom of wider problems ashore, and any strategy to tackle it must also deal with its root causes and strengthen regional capacity, the United Nations envoy to the country warned today. Briefing the Security Council, Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said piracy is “a highly profitable business – we therefore have to address it as a criminal activity with many tentacles in the region and around the world.”He noted that an increased maritime presence is helping to stabilize the situation on the sea but that the number of pirate attacks has not diminished. Between January and September, some 160 piracy incidents were reported in the East African area, with 34 ships being hijacked and more than 450 people taken hostage off the coast of Somalia, according to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).The IMO is steering the implementation of the Djibouti Code of Conduct, which aims to establish a cooperation framework that would include information-sharing between regional States and prosecution of suspected pirates. Mr. Ould-Abdallah introduced the latest report of the Secretary-General on the issue, in which Ban Ki-moon wrote that one of the ways to ensure the long-term security of international navigation off the coast of Somalia is by stabilizing the situation ashore, as pirates have become more sophisticated in their methods and techniques of attacking. “Piracy is a symptom of wider problems ashore in Somalia,” echoed the Special Representative. “The only sustainable solution will be effective governance, the establishment of the rule of law and security institutions and the creation of alternative livelihoods in Somalia for stable and inclusive economic growth,” he said, adding that the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and the UN Country Team are working together on these issues. “Any long-term effort to address piracy must be complementary to the current political, security, recovery and development efforts now undertaken by the United Nations and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),” he told the Council, which also heard from over 20 countries on the subject. read more

Newspaper company wants documents unsealed on juror in murder trial of exNFL

Newspaper company wants documents unsealed on juror in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s recent murder trial in Massachusetts. Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2015 2:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FALL RIVER, Mass. – Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s recent murder trial in Massachusetts.The company publishes Fall River’s The Herald News, the Taunton Daily Gazette and Quincy’s The Patriot Ledger. It says information about the unidentified juror must be made public.Hernandez lawyer James Sultan last week filed papers under seal requesting an inquiry into the juror’s “exposure to significant extraneous matter.” A hearing is set for next week.New York-based GateHouse Media Inc. said Friday the public has a right to review post-verdict proceedings, including information about a juror possibly exposed to information outside the courtroom.Hernandez was convicted of the 2013 shooting death of acquaintance Odin (OH’-dihn) Lloyd. The Bristol, Connecticut, native was sentenced to life in prison. read more

Block exemption – whats in it for consumers

As the debate about the future of car distribution gathers pace, SMMT today publishes a guide setting out the benefits of the current system for consumers. Called Block Exemption – The Consumer Benefits, it explains why the European rules, which were set up 16 years ago to protect new car buyers, must be renewed in October 2002.The industry is concerned that many of the benefits have become clouded by arguments around new car prices in the UK. By explaining why price disparities occur, as well as by describing some of the possible consequences of scrapping the rules, SMMT hopes to encourage a more balanced debate among stakeholders.The truth about new car prices The distribution rules have not changed significantly in 16 years and not at all since 1995. Exchange rates, on the other hand, continue to fluctuate wildly while tax harmony in EU member states is non-existent. The UK was one of the cheapest new car markets in 1995 but since then the pound has strengthened.The truth is that price harmonisation will never be a reality until Europe stabilises the variables that distort the single market – currency and tax.Village shop closed, local dealer next? A report, published by Accenture in September, warns that local dealers may disappear if dealer territories are scrapped. The impact on rural areas will be most severe, as local support is lost and mega-dealers emerge. If the link between sales and aftersales support is cut, large repair centres could also exploit a dominant position, reducing competition.Driver, passenger and pedestrian safety The rules apply to the supply and aftersales care of commercial and passenger vehicles as well as cars. By the end of 2000 there were more than 3.2 million commercial vehicles on UK roads and 95,455 buses and coaches and their care and maintenance must be entrusted to well-trained experts. Removing the role franchised dealers have in aftersales care for these vehicles could have serious safety implications for all road users, not just car owners.Safety recallsWith clearly defined roles for manufacturers and their dealers, response rates for recalls are very high, at around 85-90 per cent. Vehicle owners have expert, local support for advice, safety checks and, if necessary, repairs. But if franchised dealers are lost, the process may become muddied, with poorer communication and more affected vehicles slipping through the recall net.Longer waits, less convenienceIn the last five years, order to delivery times have been slashed in Europe, despite a huge increase in model choice. Further progress in lean distribution is likely in a clear manufacturer-dealer supply chain. But if the links are scrapped, mega-retailers may sideline build-to-order systems in favour of stock accumulation, affecting speed of delivery and availability.SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘This issue is about the need for a system that benefits all stakeholders; it is not about the industry protecting its interests. Governments across the first world recognise that new car buyers must be protected which is why the same rules that apply in the UK and the rest of Europe are mirrored by similar systems in Japan and the United States. It would be easy to break the threads that link manufacturers to their dealer networks. It will be less easy to pick up the pieces if vulnerable consumers start to suffer.’Notes to editors: Under the current block exemption rules, new cars and commercial vehicles are supplied exclusively to franchised dealers. Each dealer operates within a geographical territory, with networks giving nation-wide coverage. The so-called sales/servicing link ensures full aftersales support is also available. The rules, which apply throughout the EU, were first put in place in 1985. They were renewed in 1995 and are being reviewed by the Commission before expiry next October. Safety recall response rates tend to be much lower outside the automotive sector. In a recall of an Early Learning Centre child’s microphone toy, 35 per cent of all potentially affected items were returned to the store following a high-profile campaign. Highlighting this recall, The DTI’s Consumer Product Recall Good Practice Guide described the level of return as ‘acceptable’. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

TERRATEC supplies custom raise borer to Mount Isa

first_imgIn early October, at the TERRATEC workshop in Hobart, Tasmania, TERRATEC successfully completed the factory acceptance testing of a custom TR3000 Raise Boring Machine (RBM), which will be deployed at Glencore’s George Fisher underground mine, in Queensland, Australia.Manufactured at the workshop in Tasmania, the TR3000 RBM is a highly robust piece of equipment, designed for ease of operation and maintenance, providing a high level of reliability. The unit has a nominal boring size of 3.0 m in diameter and 400 m in depth and has a standard pilot hole diameter of 311 mm.It has a maximum pilot drilling torque of 78,000 Nm, reaming torque of up to 237,000 Nm and breakout to 266,000 Nm. The maximum down thrust force is 1,600 kN with up thrust being 4,500 kN. The total installed power on the machine is 360 kW.The RBM has a modular design, which makes disassembly of the major components (for inspection, transport or repair) very easy to achieve.The derrick configuration includes a powerful near-ground loading pipe loader that results in a very low profile in relation to drill string length. Rotation is powered by a hollow shaft hydraulic motor, affording protection to the drill string when operating at near maximum capacity, as well as unrestricted flow of flushing water through the drive train into the drill pipe.Custom features incorporated on this machine also include an upgraded proprietary gearbox design, which allows for some flexibility in alignment when raise boring and adding drill pipe, and powered wrenching at the drive-head and work-table to make adding and removing drill strings a safer operation.TERRATEC has numerous RBMs currently working around the world, chiefly in Australia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. These include the company’s range of RBM, down-reaming drills and box holing rigs, as well as combination of those in the form of universal boring machines, all of which have been recognised for their innovative high-performance design.TERRATEC’s experienced engineering and field service team can assist buyers from the planning stage, including custom design specifications, assembly and operation of RBMs on site, and lifetime servicing and maintenance support.last_img read more

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

first_imgUpdated 20.10pmThe Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) said today they could not recommend that its members accept the Haddington Road proposals.This evening, the union’s 180-member Central Executive Council decided to hold a vote on the matter at a meeting in Dublin, resulting in a recommendation that members reject the proposals.VoteThe committee decided that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.The new proposals relate to supervision and substitution, the employment conditions of part-time and temporary teachers, the reform of the Junior Cycle, posts of responsibility and the use of additional working hours.Speaking on RTE’s Six One News, the General Secretary Pat King said he was happy that teachers would get the opportunity to vote on their working condition in a ballot, stating: “This will be a decision made by teachers.”He said the ballot would take place in the next couple of weeks.Read: ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals>Read: Quinn “hopeful” for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified>last_img read more

Completing a first hattrick for Tipperary with 6 seconds left to clinch

first_img8 winners and 8 losers from the 2017 Allianz Football LeagueKilkenny and Limerick chosen as venues for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals 20,158 Views Completing a first hat-trick for Tipperary with 6 seconds left to clinch league promotion Michael Quinlivan on yesterday’s dramatic finale against Armagh. Monday 3 Apr 2017, 9:45 PM By Fintan O’Toole HE HAD NEVER scored a hat-trick for Tipperary before and recalling games at all levels for Clonmel Commercials, Michael Quinlivan can’t remember reaching that feat at club level either.He timed his first such goalscoring spree to perfection then yesterday at the Athletic Grounds. Source: Presseye/Philip Magowan/INPHOThere was only 20 seconds left when goalkeeper Evan Comerford took the kickout deep in injury-time, as Tipperary trailed 0-16 to 2-8 in the Division 3 promotion shootout.14 seconds later, Quinlivan was on hand at the other end to drill a shot to the net for his third goal of the game. With the final whistle sounding seconds later, Tipperary’s smash-and-grab triumph had yielded the major prize of Division 2 football.“The way it happened was obviously unbelievable,” recalls Quinlivan.“I don’t think anybody in the whole ground would have seen that happening. Evan’s kicking the ball out, The ball just breaks and the two boys are running at goal.“The only thing in my head at that point was to try and get out of the way. I just wheeled out and went back in and Josh popped it to me.“We were by miles second best for most of the game but leave us with a sniff and there’s a danger that we’ll pull it out. We’ve adapted that to our arsenal over the last number of years.”It’s not the first dramatic last gasp goal he’s scored and not the first he’s fired home with his weaker left foot either. There were shades of his match-winner in the rain in Mallow that saw Clonmel Commercials crowned Munster champions in November 2015.“I’m not sure how many more left-legged goals I have in me,” laughs Quinlivan.“I think I might be putting that into storage for a while. We led for six seconds in the whole game. Jesus, it was mad.“You do have to feel for Armagh. It was 16 scores to 11, it would definitely lead you to suggest that they dominated the game, which they did I think.”“They never really got out of sight from us. Then off the bench kicked two wonder scores, Liam Boland and Alan Maloney put us into position to win a game. As I said, as long as we have a sniff, we will go for it.” post-match euphoria was in stark contrast to the sombre mood in Semple Stadium a week previously. A loss to Louth had dented their promotion hopes but as they travelled north yesterday, they were grateful to still be in control of their own destiny.“A couple of years ago, we had lost two games going into the final round of games in the league and we didn’t have a chance,” says Quinlivan.“Armagh pipped us up there that year, Fermanagh beat us as well. We had a fighting chance yesterday.“It was the one bright aspect of a very dark weekend last weekend against Louth. We left ourselves down and they were deserving winners.”Manager Liam Kearns described Quinlivan’s display as ‘sensational’ after his prized haul of scores that wrecked Armagh’s league hopes.For the 2016 All-Star winner, it concluded a league campaign where after a spell travelling in Thailand in the New Year, he felt he’s had to work to regain his best form.“It’s taken me a while to even get back to feeling a small bit of fitness. As Liam (Kearns) politely put it to me, I’d put on a bit of condition over the winter!“It’s been a slow enough league for myself to be honest. I’m only just about feeling somewhere back to fit at this stage.“I think the travelling (from Dublin) adds to it as well, so it was great to get away. It meant when we came back, you’re looking forward to getting back training and getting back into it. You never thought it was chore like sometimes you can do before Christmas.”Tipperary have a quick turnaround now as a league final beckons next Saturday against Louth. Their squad won’t complain though about the next game looming large in six days time, as opposed to the ten-week wait until championship if they had lost yesterday.“We wanted to get back to Croke Park, that’s where we showed our best football last year.“It’s good to have another day up there, that sort of stuff will stand to you. While we had a great year last year, we didn’t put any silverware on the board and it’d be obviously fantastic if we were able to get a cup.”“We haven’t played at our best but to come out the far side of it with promotion is massive. We’ve been playing in Division 3 now for three years. It’ll make the winter a bit shorter for us to have the new challenge of Division 2 next year.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! center_img Apr 3rd 2017, 9:45 PM 9 Comments Follow us: Share196 Tweet Email2 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

LiPhone 4 déjà jailbreaké

first_imgL’iPhone 4 déjà jailbreakéÉtats-Unis – Une journée à peine après sa présentation aux développeurs, l’iPhone 4 a déjà été jailbreaké. Un hacker est déja parvenu à débrider le smartphone qui doit sortir à la fin du mois.Apple a-t-il été pris de vitesse ? Quelques heures après la présentation par Steve Jobs du dernier né de la saga iPhone en début de semaine, un hacker s’est vanté d’avoir jailbreaké l’appareil. Néanmoins, la prouesse de msft.guy est à relativiser, puisque la firme à la pomme avait simplement lancé une version bêta du système d’exploitation afin que les développeurs puissent gagner du temps. Désormais, la pression est un peu plus lourde sur les épaules d’Apple, puisque l’iPhone 4 doit sortir à la fin du mois dans cinq pays dont la France. La version finale du système d’exploitation ne devrait pas tarder à être disponible.Le 9 juin 2010 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

I205 lanes start to clear after fallen boat removed

first_imgEmergency crews have removed a boat that fell off a trailer Thursday afternoon on on the Interstate 205 Glenn Jackson Bridge south of Government Island.The Oregon Department of Transportation warned at 4:30 p.m. that two of four southbound lanes will be blocked for hours, with lengthy delays for southbound drivers. The boat was removed and lanes cleared just before 6:30 p.m.Traffic remained heavy on both sides of the bridge.last_img

Michigan couple goes viral for MAGAthemed wedding

first_imgKALAMAZOO, Mich. (WSVN) — A Michigan couple has received a variety of responses to their uniquely-themed nuptials.Audra Johnson and her husband Jeff tied the knot on July 4 in a wedding that went viral for its theme: “Make America Great Again.”Johnson told Fox 35 that she wore a traditional white wedding gown during the ceremony. However, after the ceremony was done, she changed into another white dress featuring the words “Make America Great Again” on the front, and “Trump” in the back.“We love our country and our president. To us, it wasn’t any different than any other themed wedding,” Audra told Fox 35.Johnson posted photos from the event to social media that received a variety of responses including both praise and criticism.According to Fox 17, Johnson said despite her theme, her wedding was open to everyone, including her lifelong friend and maid of honor, who is also a Democrat. “We were gonna do our photos with the Trump hats and she said, ‘You know I love you, but I can’t wear the Trump hat,’” Johnson told Fox 17. “I said, ‘It’s OK. It’s OK. Just wear a red hat. We still love you. We can have completely different opinions about everything and still love each other.”However, she said, not everyone in their life felt the same way and noted that the groom’s father did not attend the wedding.“He sent us a text message,” Johnson said. “It said, ‘As long as you support that racist in the White House, I won’t be attending your wedding,’ which is sad but we did have a lot of people that loved us and showed up.”Johnson also added that if she were invited to a wedding with a President Barack Obama theme, she would happily attend.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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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Related Content News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more read more Technology | April 08, 2009 Open Vista 2.0 EHR Features Radiology Workflow Solutions April 8, 2009 – Medsphere Systems Corp., provider of open source healthcare IT solutions, released at HIMSS 2009 an enhanced OpenVista Radiology Application, the second in a series of OpenVista 2.0 releases that aim to upgrade the electronic health record (EHR) solution.OpenVista Radiology 2.0, essentially acting at a RIS, incorporates auto check-in, automatic printing of radiology requisition reports, improved work lists, enhanced picture archiving and autofax capabilities. The application also automatically checks in patients and assigns them case numbers on the day of exams, which frees technicians to perform other duties by eliminating manual check-in. Workflow will also improve with the enhanced OpenVista Radiology Application, which features a single screen tracking board that displays all radiology orders regardless of status. Users can view all patient orders, including those pending but not yet scheduled, enabling more efficient workloads and staffingrequirements.OpenVista Radiology links to the hospital’s PACS. Users can click on the PACS link in the patient record to view crucial clinical images such as X-rays and other scans.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more last_img read more

Toronto airline expands daily service to 3 Ontario cities out of Billy

first_img TORONTO — FLYGTA Airlines says it will soon fly daily to three new Ontario destinations out of Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport, including an 18-minute flight to technology hub Kitchener-Waterloo.The Canadian airline says travellers will be able to fly with them from Toronto to Barrie’s Lake Simcoe Regional Airport and Region of Waterloo International Airport in Kitchener-Waterloo starting Nov. 6.The company says flights to London International Airport in London, Ont., will commence in December.FLYGTA has been offering eight daily flights to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Niagara District Airport since Sept. 2016.Flights to Kitchener-Waterloo and Barrie will cost $129 each, including taxes and fees, and seat eight passengers, according to the company’s website.The company also operates charter flights, aerial tours of Toronto and getaways to Niagara wineries. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Toronto airline expands daily service to 3 Ontario cities out of Billy Bishop Sharecenter_img Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Tags: Billy Bishop Airport The Canadian Press last_img read more

Officials Drug plane crashes in Honduras

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – Honduran police say a plane carrying a load of cocaine has crashed in eastern Honduras, killing at least one person on board.Authorities say the twin-engine aircraft from Colombia crashed Tuesday while being chased by government helicopters and airplanes.Security Ministry spokesman Hector Ivan Mejia says one pilot died and the other was badly injured. Officials say 1,300 pounds (600 kilograms) of cocaine were found on board, most of it burned in the accident. Top Stories Honduras is a major transshipment point for cocaine heading from South America to the United States. A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot and killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid in a remote northern area of Honduras last month and a U.S.-assisted government raid in May killed four people.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Check your body, save your life More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

Argentine apple campaign off to a positive start

first_img Argentine apple campaign off to a positive start … Applewood gears up for the 2019 harvest season as … July 12 , 2019 Could early sweet apple ‘Posy’ herald rosy future … The Argentine fruit industry has welcomed a 25% reduction in the country’s controversial export tax, saying the move will help them to be more competitive in overseas markets.The Argentine Government on Wednesday lowered the tax from 4 pesos to 3 pesos per dollar in value. The reduction applies to 207 products, including fresh fruit.”With this modification, we are aiming to develop the production regions and generate greater competitiveness to the growers so that they can continue to invest and create value and jobs,” said Minister of Agro-Industry Luis Miguel Etchevehere.The taxes were implemented in January 2018 by President Mauricio Macri in a bid to balance the budget of the crisis-ridden country’s economy. But the tax marked a step backward for the free-market advocate who slashed agricultural taxes upon taking office in 2015 to “normalize” the economy.The significant weakening of the peso over the last year for the agricultural industry meant that exporting goods has become increasingly expensive, impacting on companies’ competitiveness in international markets.Various important actors in the fruit industry have praised the government for the decision to cut the export tax.center_img U.S.: Fire at Washington warehouse causes US$8M in … You might also be interested in Agustín Argibay, president of the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Fruit Growers (CAFI) told local media Diario de Rio Negro: “The measure is undoubtedly welcome for the whole industry.””It is an important step that the national government is taking, acknowledging the crisis that the sector is in,” he was quoted as saying.The publication reported that the move is expected to save the fruit industry 800 million pesos (US$19.1 million), including 500 million pesos (US$11.9 million) in the pome-fruit-growing region of Rio Negro alone. In 2018 the region exported around US$400 million of fresh apples and pears.The industry is reportedly going to push for the export tax to be completely eliminated, which could happen by the end of next year.Alejandro Zimmermann, president of the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Cherry Producers (CAPCI) commented that “while these measures do not resolve the complex issues affecting the fruit sector, they are without a doubt a favorable step which will have a positive impact on the fruit industry”.Meanwhile, Adolfo Storni, president of Extraberries and Frutos de los Lagos – two of the leading blueberry and cherry exporters – told El Once that “the measure was necessary for and expected by the sector, as it reduces the tax pressure for the whole fruit sector”.last_img read more

The 22nd annual Australian Cruise Association conf

first_imgThe 22nd annual Australian Cruise Association conference and AGM is officially underway in Broome, WA, kicking off on Wednesday night with a spectacular sunset event at the iconic at the Cable Beach Club Resort.Around 120 delegates were in attendance ahead of the conference – themed “Forging Stronger Relationships” – and the AGM, wrapping up today following a breakfast presentation by Jaime Jackett, warden from the Broome Bird Observatory. “The Conference is well-timed for discussion around the exciting year to come,” said Jill Abel, CEO of the Australian Cruise Association.“With 25 ships booked to visit Australia in 2018/19 including Ponant’s new expedition ship, Le Laperouse, Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner, Seabourn Sojourn and Holland America Line’s Maasdam, it is a perfect opportunity for representatives from the cruise lines and ACAs members to discuss how we can establish best practice for working together to achieve successful outcomes.” The importance of destination development will also be discussed as well as other topical issues such as sustainability and over-tourism.Hon. Paul Papalia Jill Abel and Grant GilfillanThe program was officially opened by the Hon. Paul Papalia, WA Minister for Tourism at the welcome event, held at the Broome Surf Lifesaving Club. The Minister spoke about the importance of the cruise sector to Western Australia and the critical role regional ports such as Broome have played in the growth of the industry. Broome welcomed 22 cruise ships in 2016-17 injecting approximately $10M into the State’s economy.Jill Abel said, “The business community in Broome has welcomed our delegates to the city with an amazing warmth and generosity. As such it has proved to be the perfect backdrop for our 2018 conference as it is embodies our theme and highlights the importance of working together.”The Gala Dinner last night, sponsored by Kimberley Ports Authority, was held at the Mangrove Hotel in Broome overlooking picturesque Roebuck Bay.TOP IMAGE: Jill Abel Sture Myrmell Susan Bonner ACAAustralian Cruise AssociationBroomeconferencecruiseWAWestern Australialast_img read more

ExxonMobil set to receive drilling licences within days

first_imgThe consortium Exxon Mobil-Qatar Petroleum is expected to receive the necessary offshore drilling licences in the coming days, reports said on Saturday.Phileleftheros newspaper reported that on July 30 the environmental licence is expected to be examined and approved.The licence deals with the two drillings that are set to take place in the eastern part of block ten in the ‘Delfini’ (dolphin) field, and in either the ‘Anthia’ or ‘Glafkos’ fields.The newspaper reported that the drilling is expected to start in mid-November.Last month the agreement for drillship to be used was signed. The exploratory drillings of the American company, according to the daily, will be conducted by a drillship from the UK. The drillship is reported to be able to perform in different environmental conditions and to drill at a depth of approximately 35,000 feet below sea level.In June, a delegation from the US company led by Exxon Mobil’s vice-president for Europe, Russia, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East visited Cyprus to discuss the forthcoming drilling.The delegation met with Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis and Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides.Lakkotrypis said then that two drillings were planned for block 10, and the geological studies were recently completed.The minister said block 10 had resulted in the biggest participation in the third licensing round, “so we have expectations”.ExxonMobil’s Ocean Investigator research vessel sailed from Limassol port back in March to carry out hydrocarbon explorations for the US oil giant in block 10 of the Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).In February this year, Italian energy giant ENI’s drillship Saipem 12000 was prevented from reaching its target in block 3 Soupia, or Cuttlefish, in the island’s EEZ by Turkish naval forces. The standoff lasted two weeks before the platform moved on to Morocco.The CEO of Italian energy giant, Claudio Descalzi, was defiant in the face of Turkish threat, saying the company was committed to its plans and would not just leave behind the €700 million it has invested in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Turkey is laying claim to parts of various blocks in Cyprus’ EEZ saying the areas in question form part of its continental shelf. The claim includes part of Blocks 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Block 10 is not among the claims.Turkish Cypriots signed a ‘Continental Shelf Delimitation Agreement’ with Turkey in September 2011. This ‘agreement’ states that it has been signed in line with international law and with respect to the principle of equity, though the ‘TRNC’ is not recognised internationally. It is on this basis that Turkish Cypriots declared an ‘EEZ’ which in effect claims that half of Cyprus’ EEZ belongs to them, including blocks 1,2,3,8,9,12 and 13. You May LikeFood Eat SafeFoods that Burn Belly FatFood Eat SafeUndoCollegeBuzzoTop 11 Public Colleges & Universities in AmericaCollegeBuzzoUndoNoteableyYou’ll Laugh At These Hilarious CoincidencesNoteableyUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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