first_imgLondon: Boris Johnson, considered the frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Saturday he would refuse to pay the country’s Brexit bill until the EU agrees better withdrawal terms. The former foreign secretary — the leading contender to replace May after her resignation as Conservative leader Friday — also signalled he would scrap a controversial provision for the Irish border contained in the current divorce deal. “Our friends and partners need to understand that the money is going to be retained until such time as we have greater clarity about the way forward,” he told The Sunday Times. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”In getting a good deal, money is a great solvent and a great lubricant,” Johnson added, in his first newspaper interview since launching his bid to become Britain’s next premier. May stepped down as Conservative Party leader on Friday and formally triggered the race for a successor — currently being contested by Johnson and 10 other MPs — but will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen. The leader of the party, which won the most seats at the last general election in 2017, automatically becomes prime minister. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThe battle is expected to conclude by the end of next month, with ex-London mayor Johnson the bookmakers’ favourite. In a boost to his campaign, several cabinet members this weekend joined a growing number of centrist Tory MPs in declaring they were ready to throw their support behind him. They included Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns. Johnson argued Saturday that only he could defeat leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and anti-EU populist Nigel Farage, whose new Brexit Party has been poaching Tory voters disgruntled at their party’s handling of Brexit. “This can only be achieved by delivering Brexit as promised on October 31,” he said. Britain’s departure from the European Union has been delayed twice under May amid parliamentary gridlock over her withdrawal agreement with Brussels, with the end of October the latest deadline. The so-called Irish backstop provision has proved a key stumbling block in the process. The arrangement would prevent the return of border checks between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland if the sides fail to agree a free trade pact at the end of a transition period after Britain leaves the bloc. Contenders for the Conservative Party leadership have been setting out their visions for Britain’s future relationship with the EU. But several MPs have also faced questions over their past behaviour. Michael Gove, one of Johnson’s main rivals for the leadership, faced turmoil in his campaign this weekend after he admitted to using cocaine two decades ago. The environment secretary said in a newspaper interview it happened “on several occasions at social events” about 20 years ago and that he deeply regretted it. But the MP faced accusations of hypocrisy for having continually supported tough drug laws. Meanwhile a former senior drug adviser to the government warned in The Observer newspaper that the admission could see him barred from entering the United States in the future under its strict anti-drugs immigration laws. Gove tried to turn the conversation back to policy by using an interview in The Sunday Telegraph to announce he would scrap a key sales tax in Britain if he became prime minister.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s national biometric ID Aadhaar can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs 50,000 and all other purposes where traditionally income tax PAN number was a must, according to a top official. Banks and other institutions will make backend upgrades to allow acceptance of Aadhaar in all places where quoting PAN is now mandatory, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said Saturday.This follows the Budget allowing interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar for ease of compliance of taxpayers. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu”Today you have 22 crore PAN cards which are linked to Aadhaar. You have more than 120 crore people who have Aadhaar. Then supposing somebody wants PAN, he has to first use Aadhaar, generate PAN and then start using it. With Aadhaar the advantage would be he now does not have to generate PAN. So this is a great convenience,” he said. Asked if Aadhaar can be used for deposit or withdrawal of cash worth more than Rs 50,000 from bank accounts in place of PAN, Pandey said, “There also you can use Aadhaar”.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A young woman was allegedly molested on Thursday at Park Street while she was walking along the road. A person blocked her way and pulled her hand. She somehow managed to free herself from the clutches of the accused and called the police control room.After getting the distress call, police rushed to the spot within a few minutes and apprehended the accused. According to sources, the victim was walking along Mirza Ghalib Street on Thursday afternoon. All of a sudden, a man resembling a beggar blocked her way. When she tried to pass him by, he allegedly grabbed her hand and molested her. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHowever, she somehow managed to free herself and screamed for help. Sensing danger, the accused person fled from the spot. Meanwhile, the woman called up the police control room and narrated the incident. Immediately, Officers in-Charge (OC) of Shakespeare Sarani and Park Street police station were informed and asked to act quickly. Upon receiving the information, both the OCs along with a few other police personnel rushed to the spot and found the woman waiting. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter police reached the spot, the woman told the officers that the accused person had fled along Mirza Ghalib Street. Wasting no time, police along with the woman started searching for the accused. After walking a few metres, the woman saw the accused and informed the police personnel. Immediately, he was detained. Later, the accused person, identified as Md Sadish, was arrested after the woman lodged a complaint. This is the third case in a month where police have acted promptly after receiving a distress call. In all the cases, the accused persons were arrested and necessary actions were taken. Sources have informed that Sadish is a footpath-dweller and used to live on the footpath of Mirza Ghalib Street.last_img read more

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. – Authorities say a 77-year-old man has been arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana across the Canada-U.S. border in hockey bags in the trunk of his car.Federal prosecutors said Friday that Nerio Frank Fogazzi, of Canada, was arrested May 21 as he tried to enter the United States at the Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario.They say Fogazzi told a Customs officer he was coming to the United States to shop but he could not say where.Authorities say the officer inspected Fogazzi’s trunk and found 104 pounds (47 kilos) of marijuana inside two hockey bags and the spare tire cavity.Fogazzi was arrested on charges including importing marijuana from Canada into the United States.Information on an attorney for Fogazzi was not immediately available.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — When Erica Fagan and her fiance started looking for a new apartment in their St-Henri neighbourhood, they thought they had reasonable criteria: they wanted a two-bedroom place where they could bring their own appliances and their cat, Odin.But when she started looking, the 31-year-old found there was almost nothing in her price range of $1,200-a-month, much less a two-bedroom that accepted animals. Affordable apartments that were posted online were scooped up almost immediately, leading to her to constantly scour Kijiji, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.“I would say within the hour of some places going up they’d get so many replies (the owner) couldn’t answer any more,” Fagan said in a phone interview.“Someone we know is a homeowner in St-Henri, and her neighbour said that within an hour of putting up her duplex for rent, she got about 300 responses.”Fagan’s story has become a common one this year in Montreal, where the lowest vacancy rate in decades has led to a mad scramble to find housing and, according to housing advocates, is threatening the city’s reputation for affordable rent.Fagan and her fiance managed to find a new apartment meeting their criteria, but it meant leaving St-Henri for nearby Cote-des-Neiges, where they’ve settled in to the top unit of a fourplex.“We’re happy, we love the area and it has everything we need, but we’re a little sad we were priced out (of St-Henri),” she said.Francis Cortellino, an economist for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, says the city’s vacancy rate last year dropped to 1.9 per cent, the lowest it has been since the early 2000s.Cortellino attributes the tight rental market to the arrival of a large number of non-permanent residents in the city, namely temporary workers, international students and refugees. He said the vacancy rate declined despite a record-high 10,000 rental housing starts last year.The fact that some millenials are delaying home ownership and the imminent retirement of baby boomers who downsize into apartments are other factors that could continue to affect demand and price, he said.But Patricia Viannay, a community organizer with Montreal housing advocacy group POPIR, identifies other reasons. She said the organization has seen a rise in cases of so-called “renovictions,” when landlords use major renovations as a way to get around the province’s rules on evictions and rent increases.“They’re creating the housing shortage by not renting their apartments,” because they would rather wait to be able to hike the price substantially after a period of sitting empty or rent them on Airbnb.Viannay’s group knows firsthand the effects of gentrification. After 50 years on Notre-Dame Street in St-Henri, POPIR is currently moving its offices after their building’s new owner raised the rent beyond what it could afford.As renters like Fagan compete for housing, Rebecca Bain sits alone in her apartment in a sixplex, surrounded by five empty units that were once affordable rentals.The sound of banging and sawing echoes through the walls of her small, bright apartment as construction workers in the adjacent units rip out almost-new counters and strip the walls and floors bare.The 53-year-old musician says the other apartments are vacant not in spite of the housing shortage, but because of it.Bain’s cheerful St-Henri apartment is filled with plants, family photos and nods to her love of medieval music and of cats. When she moved in two years ago, she considered herself lucky to have a found a clean, renovated apartment within her price range.However, last fall her building and three others were bought by a developer, who wants to convert the building into luxury apartments and raise the rent far beyond the $755 she pays each month.While her neighbours acquiesced to the new landlord’s request to move out, Bain is staying put. She says she knows her rights as a tenant and is willing to fight for them, but she’s sad about the loss of the other affordable apartments and the effects on her fellow tenants, some of whom are elderly or have children.“Since when did having an affordable, clean decent home become a luxury?” she said.Montreal’s city councillor responsible for housing, Robert Beaudry, says the city is aware of the pressure being put on housing and has no intention of letting the city become like Toronto or Vancouver, where average rents last year were more than $1,300 compared with Montreal’s $796.In recent months, the city has moved to limit short-term rentals such as those offered on Airbnb, rolled out a plan to help renovate aging buildings and promised to create 12,000 new social and affordable housing units by 2021.This summer, the city also plans to table a bylaw that will require developers to include more social, affordable and family housing in their buildings.“Montreal is a mixed city, on a human scale, where all kinds of people can live,” Beaudry said.Viannay said that while the current administration has expressed more willingness to tackle the problem, it remains to be seen whether they’ll follow through.She says there’s a desperate need for social housing, and it can’t some soon enough in a city where almost 100,000 people are estimated to be renting beyond their means.And that’s a situation that will only get worse due to the current housing crunch, where families are finding themselves crammed into too-small dwellings or forced to uproot altogether.“By forcing people to leave their neighbourhoods, there is all this social fabric that disappears,” she says.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: New Solo Shows Added to the Jack Astor’s Solo Series:Tim MeadowsComedian and actor Tim Meadows boasts one of the longest runs in Saturday Night Live history. The characters he crafted during his 10 years on the show were nothing short of legendary – including the beloved Ladies’ Man Leon Phelps. You’ve also seen him on the silver screen (he played the Principal in Mean Girls, among his many others hit comedy credits). Don’t miss the chance to see his show on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30 PM at L’Astral.Vir DasAfter selling out three shows as part of OFF-JFL, Vir Das has been upgraded to a bigger stage and larger venue with a new show! This year, Vir Das’ Netflix special Abroad Understanding was unleashed on the world, bringing his unique comedic perspective to the world. At least, the part of the world that doesn’t already know him as the Bollywood heavyweight who rose to stardom in movies like BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly,and Revolver Rani. By popular demand, we’ve moved his show to L’Astral on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM.Chris Fleming: SHOWPIGBest known for his portrayal of suburban alpha mom Gayle Waters-Waters in his hit web series GAYLE, Chris Fleming is a comedian who has been written about in Forbes, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and the New Yorker. He currently has over 20 million views on his YouTube channel. He is currently on tour with his new standup show, SHOWPIG coming to Montreal on Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 PM at Maison Theatre. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment By popular demand, we’re also adding a new show for JIM NORTON: Far from DelightfulComedy superstar Jim Norton is so excited to be coming to Montreal, he’s bringing a brand-new hour of his refreshingly unapologetic stand-up with him! Following up on Mouthful of Shame (streaming on Netflix), Jim Norton’s new show Far from Delightful is Jim’s brand spanking new hour of stand-up hotness delivered straight from the man himself. A new night has been added on Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 PM at Gesù Theatre. The roster of hosts for the Videotron Galas presented by Air Canada is finally complete … drum roll, please:Canadian comedian, entertainer and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII) comes to Montreal to host The Lilly Singh Gala on Sunday, July 30, 7:00 PM at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.Gala line-ups are rolling out with the who’s who of comedy, including: The David Spade Gala –Jeff Ross, The Lucas Bros, Katherine Ryan, K. Trevor Wilson, Godfrey, Arj Barker and Tim Meadows will join host David Spade on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM, PDA.The Colin Jost & Michael Che Gala – Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Millican, Ivan Decker, Phil Hanley, Steve Byrne and Jim Norton will join the co-hosts on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:45 PM, PDA.The Rick Mercer Gala – Arthur Simeon, David Baddiel, Carl Barron, W. Kamau Bell and Jessica Kirson will join host, Rick Mercer on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM, PDA.The Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala – Special guest Cedric The Entertainer, along with Ron Funches, Cristela Alonzo, Sasheer Zamata, Orny Adams and more will join host, Howie Mandel on Saturday, July 29 at 6:30 PM, PDA. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Advertisement THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VIDEOTRONIN ASSOCIATION WITH LOTO-QUÉBECThe Just For Laughs Festival would like to thank its public partners: Government of Canada, Destination Canada, Gouvernement du Québec, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal for their support.The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 12th-31st, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.FIND US ON SOCIAL #JFLMTLFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughs + New Solo Shows Added!Our last Gala host this year is Lilly Singh!Canadian comedian, entertainer and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII to her 11 million subscribers worldwide) first broke out into the comedy ether via her inspirational YouTube videos. Now she has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in feature films like Bad Moms, collaborated with big names such as Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Priyanka Chopra, and has written a New York Times Best Selling Book, entitled How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.  This Forbes 30 under 30 nominee is not only a successful entrepreneur, but she is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss her star-studded Gala on  Sunday, July 30, 7:00 PM at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Facebook Just For Laughs is presented by Videotron, in association with Loto-Québec.Videotron presents OFF-JFL & Zoofest in collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon.Tickets on sale now!For tickets by phone, online or in person:The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, presented by VideotronLooking for the best way to experience the Just For Laughs Festival? Get a JFLMTL Pass! Available passes include: the JFL 2-Show Pass for $99.99, 3-Show Pass for $139.99, and 5-Show Pass for $215. Each pass includes one free ticket every day from July 25th-29th some restrictions apply).last_img read more

first_imgWinnipeg – Several generations grew up watching the popular series North of 60, before it left the TV screen a little over a decade ago. Today, fans are still enthralled with the drama.“APTN regularly receives phone calls, letters and social media posts from fans asking us to bring back North of 60,” said Jean La Rose, APTN CEO. “When the show originally aired in 1992 it became the most popular series in Canadian history, drawing almost a million viewers per week. It’s apparent that fans miss the show and would love to see it back on the air. APTN has been listening and is thrilled to bring the show back to Canadian television!”The entire series—six seasons, all 90 episodes—will air in consecutive order starting Monday, February 19. Daily episodes Monday through Friday, airing on APTN e and APTN hd at 5:00 p.m. ET, and on APTN w at 5:00 p.m. MT and APTN n at 1:00 p.m. CT. Fans who prefer a weekly rendezvous can also tune-in on Sundays, starting February 25, on APTN e and APTN hd at 7:00 p.m. ET, APTN w at 7:00 p.m. MT and APTN n at 7:00 p.m. CT. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: North of 60 was one of the first shows that represented Indigenous Peoples in a real way. Day-to-day life was highlighted along with issues that mattered most including cultural preservation. It was the first time an Indigenous person was cast as the lead in a Canadian television drama, and the show launched many careers.The super fans of North of the 60 do not falter, even after all these years. An online petition garnered more than 1,500 signatures and a Facebook page with 4,000 subscribers, including actors from the show, to bring the show back to the screen.North of 60 was created and produced by Barbara Samuels and Wayne Grigsby, starring Tina Keeper, Tom Jackson, Tracey Cook, Gordon Tootoosis and Gerry Bean (John Oliver).About APTNAPTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating awindow into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. A respected non-profit,charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America. Sharing our stories ofauthenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages, to approximately 11 million Canadian TV subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment through multiple platforms.WEB AND SOCIAL LINKSFollow @APTNLike Twitterlast_img read more

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading, helped by the energy and materials sectors, while U.S. stocks were down.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.97 points at 16,243.23.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 77.29 points at 26,029.48. The S&P 500 index was down 10.33 points at 2,881.31, while the Nasdaq composite was down 54.38 points at 7,782.75.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.76 cents US compared with an average of 75.05 cents US on Thursday.The July crude contract was up 48 cents at US$52.76 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up 6.4 cents at US$2.39 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up US$8.10 at US$1,351.80 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 1.8 cents at US$2.64 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press read more

The Toronto stock market pulled back near midday amid mixed commodities prices and relatively positive earnings reports out of the United States.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 19.74 points to 12,508.61.The Canadian dollar was up 0.16 of a cent 96.18 cents US.Shares of Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) pulled back a day after the company announced it planned to buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (TSX:SC) for $12.4 billion in cash and stock. The company’s stock dipped 78 cents to $49.35, while Shoppers moved down 41 cents to $59.73.In commodities, August bullion rose $8.30 to US$1,291.80 an ounce while the TSX gold sector rose 3.1 per cent.Shares of Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) lifted 4.1 per cent after a Chilean appeals court ruled against the world’s largest gold mining company on Monday. The court ruled in favour of Chilean Indians who accuse Barrick of contaminating their water downstream and creating more doubts about the future of the world’s highest gold mine. Shares of the company gained 64 cents to $16.33.Oil dropped with the August contract on the Nymex weakening 25 cents to US$106.07 a barrel, as the energy sector fell 0.5 per cent.On Wall Street, the Dow shifted back 32.51 points to 15,451.75, the Nasdaq composite index was 11.25 points lower to 3,596.24 while the S&P 500 index slid 5.82 points to 1,676.68.North American stock markets are likely to hold back from any major shifts before the testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday.The U.S. Labor Department reported a tame inflation rate with the consumer price index rising 0.5 per cent in June from May. Two-thirds of the increase came from a 6.3 per cent jump in gas prices, the largest since February.A day after Citigroup easily topped Wall Street expectations, Goldman Sachs did the same on Tuesday. The global investment and securities firm doubled its quarterly profits for the second quarter, and it posted revenue of $8.61 billion.Coca-Cola reported declining profits and weak volume growth for the quarter. Johnson & Johnson said its second-quarter profit more than doubled thanks to higher sales of medicines and medical devices.Other major names like CSX and Yahoo are also reporting earnings Tuesday.Overseas, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.3 per cent at 6,568 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.3 per cent at 8,208. The CAC-40 in France was 0.8 per cent lower at 3,8847.Earlier in Asia, South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.5 per cent to 1,866.36 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was flat at 21,312.38. China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 per cent to 2,065.72. read more

A surge of online registrations Monday morning from thousands of first-year students coming to Brock this fall resulted in a system overload and significant delays for many students trying to sign up for courses. The problem began shortly after registrations opened at 6 a.m., when an initial demand of about 5,000 sessions sought to simultaneously get on the Brock database. This was more than three times the volume of a year earlier, when 1,500 sessions greeted the opening of first-year registrations in spring 2012.More than a dozen IT staff worked throughout the day Monday to trace the problem and ease the processing crunch by allocating more memory to the registration system. At one point, the BrockDB system was shut down and rebooted to increase capacity for registrations.By late afternoon, delays had been reduced but not eliminated. Still, registrations were getting through. By 3:30 p.m., 2,745 students had registered for 28,000 course components, and registrations were continuing.Overall, about 3,800 first-years are eligible to register this year, although typically not all do so on the first day. For instance, last year about 2,800 first-year students registered over the first two days of registration. read more

Ohio State lost its only commitment in the class of 2018 Saturday when three-star shooting guard Torrence Watson announced via Twitter that he would be re-opening his recruitment.The Whitfield School product from St. Louis cited a desire not to travel so far from home for school as his chief reason for no longer staying committed to the— Torrence Watson (@TorrenceWatson) August 26, 2017The scouting service 247Sports listed Watson as the 123rd-best prospect in the nation on its composite rankings. The site also ranks him 25th-best at his position and the fourth-best recruit in the state of Missouri.Watson received his scholarship offer from the Buckeyes on June 15 and committed on July 10. He had previously received offers from Iowa State, Tulsa, UNLV, West Virginia, Missouri and Vanderbilt. Butler also offered Watson a scholarship on Nov. 6, 2016, when current-Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was in charge of the team. read more

A 35-year-old bus driver was early this morning (Wednesday) robbed of approximately $35,000 in cash and his bus keys after being ambushed by three armed males in the vicinity of the Route 44 mini-bus park at the Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.The victim has been identified as Marlon Bowen of Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara (ECD).According to reports received, the incident occurred at about 01:30hrs.INews was told that Bowen, who is the driver of mini-bus BNN 1380, had just finished working and was counting his day’s earnings when he was approached by the three males from an eastern direction.One of the perpetrators was armed with a handgun, the second was holding an “ice pick” and the other had a cutlass at his side.The bandit with the handgun in his possession reportedly pointed same to Bowen’s head, and demanded that he turn over his cash and valuables.Being fearful for his life, the driver immediately complied.Another accomplice then reached over the victim and removed the keys to his mini-bus before they all fled the scene on foot heading in an eastern direction on to Regent Street, Georgetown.The matter was quickly reported to the Brickdam Police Station and an investigation has been launched. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBus driver trailed from bank, robbed of over $5MDecember 20, 2017In “Crime”Bandit nabbed with unlicensed gun, ammo – and cash he stole from minibus driver, passengerFebruary 8, 2016In “Crime”Bus driver remanded on armed robbery, firearm chargesMay 2, 2018In “Court” read more

first_imgSuperior Industries, Inc, the US manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material handling systems, says it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clemro Western Ltd. The 30-year-old Calgary, Alberta-based company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of crushing and screening equipment in western Canada. The company also supplies to clients in the US and throughout Latin America. The pending acquisition will allow Superior to increase its bulk handling product portfolio for its customers in aggregate and mining production.Founded in 1981 by Ralph Fasoli, Clemro Western is best known for manufacturing a line of cone and jaw crushers, horizontal and incline screens and a collection of belt feeders. In 2008, Fasoli was recognised for his leadership when Ernst & Young named him a finalist for their Entrepreneur of the Year award. Later, Fasoli passed day to day operations of the company’s two plants to his son, Emmanuel, who continues in that role today.Superior Industries engineers and manufactures innovative bulk handling equipment and cutting-edge components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, it supplies bulk washing and classifying systems, stacking and transfer conveyors, feed systems, and ship and barge loading equipment. In addition, Superior is one of just a few companies worldwide to manufacturer many related components including conveyor idlers, pulleys and accessories and a collection of replacement parts for washing and classifying equipment. The 43-year-old manufacturer operates additional plants in Arizona, Georgia and Nebraska.last_img read more

first_imgHitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has recently completed a successful deployment of the Wencolite Fleet Management System (FMS) at Saracen Metals’ Thunderbox mine in Western Australia. HCA says it is looking forward to continued success in the fleet management system and mining technology space as the exclusive distributor of Wenco’s range of fleet management systems in Oceania.“Through the implementation of the Wencolite FMS we have been able to maintain an efficient mining operation through the accurate collection of operator based KPI data. By focusing on key activities in the mining process we can provide supervisors and individual operators feedback in real time on how they are performing for the shift as well as present them with a summary of same data in a miniature performance review from their previous stint on site when they fly in,” said Matthew Antill, Mining Manager at Thunderbox mine.Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is the exclusive distributor of Wenco International Mining Systems’ (Wenco) Fleet Management Solutions in Oceania. HCA has a dedicated team of professional mining technologists to service and support the growing Wenco user group in the region.last_img read more

first_imgL’iTunes Match testé en version bêtaLe service cloud d’Apple a été lancé en version bêta, avant l’arrivée de la version définitive cet automne. Le futur service de stockage en ligne d’Apple, qui permet d’écouter de la musique en streaming depuis n’importe quel terminal équipé du système d’exploitation iOS, a été lancé par la marque à la pomme dans sa version bêta. Baptisé iTunes Match, il ne sera pour l’instant disponible qu’aux titulaires d’un compte iTunes développeurs, facturé 99 dollars à l’année, explique Zdnet.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?L’iTunes Match scanne le disque dur de l’utilisateur pour comparer sa discothèque au catalogue de 18 millions de titres négocié par Apple et lui permettre ensuite d’écouter de la musique en streaming depuis n’importe quel terminal iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV). Il sera facturé 24,99 dollars l’année et permettra le stockage en ligne de 20.000 morceaux non acquis sur iTunes. Selon les dernières informations, il devrait arriver dans sa version définitive cet automne, en même temps que l’iOS 5 et l’iPhone 5.Le 30 août 2011 à 15:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site For more Bowie-meets-sea slug creative inspiration, visit Bowiebranchia on Tumblr.More on’s First WTF Fashion Trend Is Giant BackpacksNike to Release Superman-Inspired LeBron 3 ‘SuperBron’ ShoeThousands Treated for Bluebottle Stings in Australia Stay on targetcenter_img David Bowie may no longer be with us, but his style legacy lives on. The musician’s eccentric fashion taste even inspired one fan, who also loves marine life, to make a creative blog dedicated to Bowie and colorful sea slugs.But, how could a starlet and a water critter be so connected? According to Tracy Dendy, a New-York based designer who founded the Bowiebranchia blog, they make the perfect match due to their vibrant appearances.Dendy created the blog after a co-worker noted how these radiant sea slugs resembled Bowie’s cool outfits,  PBS News Hour reported. Four years later, Bowiebranchia has more than 8,000 followers on Tumblr.Photo Credit: Bowiebranchia/TumblrAccording to the description of the blog, visitors can see photos of “Nudibranchia or other opisthobranchia compared to the various looks of David Bowie.” There are over 40 images that pair Bowie with these sea slugs, and the side-by-side pictures really blur the lines between the two. From lady bug-like dots to bold patterns, Bowie and these sea slugs make quite the pair.Photo Credit: Bowiebranchia/TumblrThere is actually scientific reasoning behind some sea slugs’ colorful exteriors: They use them to warn predators about their potentially toxic insides.Anne Winters, an evolutionary biologist, told PBS News Hour that these sea slugs product gross chemicals or eat poisonous animals, including cnidarians and sponges, to protect themselves. Similar to Bowie, these sea slugs try to stand out to make a statement and ward off all the haters.“They’re both trying to stand out,” Winters told PBS News Hour. “He’s trying to make a statement and get recognized for his individuality and his music, and nudibranchs are trying to get recognized too.”Photo Credit: Bowiebranchia/TumblrThe big question though is what would Bowie himself think of this blog? “I’m fairly certain he would have loved it, actually,” Paul Trynka, a Bowie biographer and journalist told PBS News Hour.“The era we’re discussing — the glam era — was a very, very competitive one. Bowie had to be successful. He was kind of Darwinian in that sense,” Trynka said. “Survival of the fittest is a fairly brutal concept. In the same way, Bowie could be very brutal and competitive.”last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force believes the extra funding afforded under last week’s two-year budget agreement will help it address its $33 billion facilities maintenance backlog. The fiscal 2019 budget proposal the service unveiled Monday revealed one key sign of progress — it funds 80 percent of the Air Force’s facility sustainment needs, Maj. Gen. John Pletcher, deputy assistant secretary for budget, said Monday.“We’re doing a lot of sustainment funding on the FSRM [facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization] side,” Pletcher said. “That means that we’re essentially trying to take care of the worst facilities first,” he said. “But we did not get to a $33 billion bow wave overnight and it’s going take a time to buy that down.”In response to a reporter’s question, he said the Air Force has no plans to mothball facilities as a way to stretch its budget. “We are using what we have and we’re basically maintaining those that we have available by spending money to the highest priority needs,” Pletcher said. His Navy counterpart gave a similar answer to the same question from the reporter at an earlier briefing.The service’s $2.3 billion military construction request continues to focus on new weapon system bed-downs, with 50 percent of its milcon request allocated to new missions. “We’ve got 15 milcon projects just for the F-35 bed-down itself,” he said. “We also continue to prioritize strengthening the nuclear enterprise; modernizing our research, development and test infrastructure; and supporting combatant commanders’ highest construction priorities,” Pletcher said.He acknowledged the service’s budget request means it will “continue to take risk in current mission milcon.”U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allenlast_img read more

first_imgListen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Lavanya RajagopalanSilambam company members as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” characters Lysander and HermiaThe inside of Dancescape Studio in Pearland looks like the usual place where dance lessons are given. Wooden ballet bars run the length of mirrored walls and the floor is smooth, allowing for quick steps and turns. On this day, about 20 girls are rehearsing for an upcoming dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.But there’s a twist. There are no slippers or tutus here. Instead, these dancers are barefoot and dressed in brightly-colored Indian saris. This is the Silambam Indian Classical Dance Company, whose students range in age from 10- to 19-years old.Many have been dancing for at least a few years, but this is a new experience for everyone in the group.“This is the first time we’re trying to use western classical music and choreography and it’s really hard,” says Lavanya Rajagopalan, Silambam’s founder and director.She says the dance form has been around in various incarnations for thousands of years. About eight different types exist today; this one is called Bharatanatyam.  It’s characterized by expressive movements, rhythmic patterns, and incredibly defined hand gestures that are almost like a language of their own. The footwork is also very intricate and rigorous. Even though it sounds like stomping, it can actually be pretty graceful.Lavanya RajagopalanSilambam company members as A Midsummer Night’s Dream characters Helena and DemetriusBut merging those styles with that of western music is tricky, says 19-year-old Thulasi Thiviyanathan, who has been dancing since she was five. She plays the character Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  “It was very different,” Thiviyanathan explains. “Especially using classical music, where there isn’t a lot of bass … and at the same time portray a very confusing story to the audience and have it all make sense.”The plots of Indian classical dances are usually centered around mythical legends based on Hindu text and are stories that the dancers know backwards and forwards.  “(They’re) things that we’ve grown up with,” says Anusha Venkatramanim, who plays Lysander in the performance. “Things that we’ve heard thousands and thousands of times from our parents and from our grandparents.”Along with most of the dancers, Venkatramanim wasn’t familiar with many of William Shakespeare’s  works, or at least not A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That was until they heard that the University of Houston was putting on a production. “That was good creative input for all of us,” Venkatramanim adds.Maybe some are wondering, “Why Shakespeare?” For Rajagopalan, it has to do with building an audience.“I thought that it would be best to take something that’s a more known theme that people would easily relate to,” she says.With this year being the 400th anniversary of the English playwright’s death, it seemed like an obvious choice.Thirteen-year-old Gayathri Sampathkumar has been dancing with Silambam for about four years. Even though she’s been with the company for the least amount of time, she’s got her eyes fixed on the future.  “I think this is going to be very new and exciting,” Sampathkumar says. “And it’s going to be a different starting point for our dance company.”Silambam performs their adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on August 21 at 3:30 p.m. on the San Jacinto College’s South Campus. 00:00 /03:31 Xlast_img read more

first_img The first Toy Story-themed plane took passengers to infinity and beyond (OK, from Shanghai to Beijing) last month. And I am beyond jealous.Part of a collaboration between China Eastern Airlines and the Shanghai Disney Resort, the jet is designed to immerse passengers in the world of Woody, Buzz, and the gang.Almost every inch of the aircraft is outfitted in colorful nods to Andy’s favorite toys—from larger-than-life exterior images of the pull-string cowboy and astronaut action figure, to seat bibs and tray tables decked out with iconic characters like Jessie, Rex, Mr. Potato Head, and Slinky Dog.Familiar cloud wallpaper covers the overhead compartments. And there’s even a giant Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear eerily smiling down from the ceiling. (Because who doesn’t love being watched by a hulking pink teddy bear dictator?)According to Forbes, who attended the April 28 launch in China, the entire experience—from check-in to disembarkment—is steeped in the Disney•Pixar franchise: The boarding passes, menus, cutlery, and headphones revolve around Toy Story (as everything in life should).It’s like my brain threw up on an airplane (via Disney Parks blog)This is the third Disney-themed airbus from China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Disney Resort, following classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse planes.“The new aircraft is one of the most exciting additions to the fleet,” Forbes contributor George Koutsakis said. “And hopes to connect more people to the Disney Resort in Shanghai,” home to the Toy Story Land park and hotel.Soon you won’t have to go all the way to Asia, though, to shrink to the size of a toy. Walt Disney World is gearing up to open its own Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios.Starting June 30, kids (and kids-at-heart) are invited to have a rootin’, tootin’ good time playing games, enjoying tasty treats, and making new friends.Excuse me while I book a ticket to Florida—via the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.There’s a snake in my boot! Reach for the sky! Stay on target Disney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN BundleA Reminder That ‘The Lion King’ Is One of the Best Movies Ever center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more