After 25 years of public service, Gordon Gillis, deputy ministerfor the Premier’s Office has announced his retirement from thepublic service, effective Friday, Oct. 31. “Gordon Gillis is a tremendous example of the difference that oneperson can make during a career in the public service,” saidPremier John Hamm. “His wealth of experience, quick mastery ofcomplex issues, and exceptional managerial skills will provedifficult to replace.” “I have enjoyed my time serving in the government of NovaScotia,” Mr Gillis said. “I’ve been lucky enough to work withhundreds of very talented and dedicated people.” Gordon Gillis began working with the government of Nova Scotia in1978 as a lawyer for the Attorney General with assignedresponsibility for the then-Department of Labour. Since 1986, hehas served as a deputy minister for the departments of MunicipalAffairs (1986), Intergovernmental Affairs (1991), Justice (1993,1997), Labour (1995), Community Services (1996), Treasury andPolicy Board (2000), Communications Nova Scotia (2000), and twoseparate terms as deputy minister for the Premier’s Office(1991, 2000). A graduate of St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie universities,Gordon Gillis was admitted to the bar in both British Columbiaand Nova Scotia; is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’Society; and has served as a volunteer on the board of managementfor the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Nova Scotia KidneyFoundation. Mr. Gillis is retiring at the conclusion of his current contract. An announcement on his replacement will be made soon. PREMIER’S OFFICE- Deputy Minister To Retire
San Francisco: Samsung is likely to skip the standard 3.5-mm headphone jack and even physical keys for functions like volume and power on its upcoming Galaxy Note 10. “The Note 10 will have no 3.5mm connector, and exterior buttons (power, volume, Bixby) will be replaced by capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas, likely highlighted by some kind of raised ‘bump’ and/or texture along the edge (i.e. a faux button),” the Android Authority reported late on Thursday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Removing the headphone jack would almost certainly result in criticism from some of those fans who have long held that Samsung’s steadfast adherence to the 3.5-mm jack is one of their big reasons for sticking with the smartphone player. “But in 2019, Samsung virtually stands alone in the high-end phone space in this regard. Google, OnePlus, Huawei and Apple have all abandoned the headphone jack on their premium devices. Even many budget phone-makers have started to purge it,” the report added.
Gurugram: In a daylight robbery that was successfully carried out by snatchers, a youth was shot at in the busy streets of Gurugram.The incident occurred at Old DLF Colony at around 11:30 am. The victim has been identified as Deepak Dhingra whose age is said to be in the late 20’s. The assailants fired two bullets that hit the victim’s hand and abdomen following which the men who had come on the bike took away the bag he was carrying. The entire incident was captured in the CCTV cameras. After the incident, the victim was immediately admitted in the private multi-super speciality hospital where his condition is said to be critical. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThere were various rumours that also floated of the victim dying due to the incident however this claim was dispelled by the law enforcement officials who claimed that the victim was under observation. Providing the background about Deepak, the law enforcement officials stated that he was working as a small-time distributor and there may be a possibility that the bag contained a huge amount of cash, a fact that was known by the assailants. The Gurugram police have also highlighted that there were three bike-borne assailants that were involved in carrying out the crime. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Following the incident the victim who has been identified as Deepak Dhingra. He is presently undergoing an operation and is critical. There may be a possibility that the bag contains huge amounts of cash for which the assailant’s dod not waver of shooting him. We are trying to identify the persons involved in the crime through the CCTV images and they will be arrested,” said a senior official from Gurugram police. Even though brazen incidents of snatchings is not a new phenomenon in the city, it was a troubling reality for the residents of Old DLF area one of the posh areas of the city which is also famous for its student coaching centres. “The fact that this incident is occurring in one of the busiest areas of the city that too in the broad daylight speaks a lot of lack of fear among the criminals in the city,” said a city resident. The incident just follows two days after a truck driver was also being shot at and stolen off his belongings.
New Delhi: Air India has detected an advertisement for fake recruitment scheme wherein it is being said that there are total 120 vacant seats in the airline and if an applicant wants to apply for any position, he or she will have to deposit Rs 9,800 plus GST, according to officials.The airline will soon file an FIR against the person or persons running this fake recruitment scheme, said one of the officials. The national carrier came to know about this fake scheme on Wednesday through social media when a person posted the advertisement and asked Air India whether it is running such a recruitment scheme or not, the official said.
OTTAWA – The new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada says the system for dealing with complaints of serious misconduct by judges needs an overhaul.As Richard Wagner was officially welcomed to his new position today he took advantage of the presence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal justice minister to point out shortcomings in the existing process.Wagner was named chief justice in mid-December to replace the retiring Beverley McLachlin.He gave a number of insights into what he expects from his tenure in the position at a ceremony marking his appointment.As an example, he suggests that courts must more carefully weigh the rights of accused persons against a country’s desire to fight terrorism.But the new chief addressed the prime minister and Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould directly in pointing out the failings of the system used by the Canadian Judicial Council in resolving complaints against judges.“It has become increasingly evident that our procedures for dealing with serious judicial conduct complaints are out-moded, slow and opaque,” Wagner said, without citing specific examples.Wagner added that the court system, in general, needs to be updated to reflect a desire for increased openness.“While Canadians expect transparency and accountability, we continue to operate under 1970s models of judicial administration,” he said.Wagner noted that his predecessor, McLachlin, had already begun to talk about the need for change as she approached retirement and said he wanted to carry on the conversation about reforms.“I look forward to pursuing that important work in partnership with the prime minister and the minister of justice in the very near future,” said Wagner.“This will only make our legal system stronger and more responsive to Canadians’ needs.”
Jakarta – A Moroccan tourist died Wednesday in a road accident in Bali, local authorities said on Friday.The 27-year-old woman was driving a motorcycle in Bali along with a Serbian woman when the accident occurred, a police spokesman said, adding that the accident was probably due to a brake failure.The motorcycle skidded off the road and fell into a 5 meters deep ravine, causing the death of the Moroccan tourist and injuring the Serbian national, the source added. The victim, who was studying at a Japanese university, had traveled to Bali for holiday.Morocco’s embassy in Indonesia told MAP it had started the administrative process in coordination with Indonesian authorities to repatriate the remains of the deceased to Morocco.
Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — Losses in the key energy and financial sectors weighed on stocks in Toronto in late-morning trading as Canada’s main stock index lost ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 40.49 points at 16,090.98.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 16.53 points at 25,142.94. The S&P 500 index was up 6.68 points at 2,789.70, while the Nasdaq composite was up 26.38 points at 7,573.69.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.06 cents US compared with an average of 74.00 cents US on Wednesday.The July crude contract was down 68 cents at US$58.13 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down 6.7 cents at US$2.557 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up US$3.10 at US$1,289.40 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 1.60 cents at US$2.6480 a pound. The Canadian Press
The action plans, or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), will form the basis of the agreement expected to be reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP21, to be held in Paris.A statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson noted that the submission of INDCs at the 1 October milestone provides a solid foundation for a universal and meaningful agreement. “The Secretary-General welcomes these INDCs as a positive first step,” said the statement.“He calls on countries to include provisions in a Paris agreement that will enable them to regularly review and strengthen the ambition level of their national commitments in line with science,” it continued.“A Paris agreement must be a turning point, and send a loud and clear signal to citizens and the private sector that the transformation of the global economy is inevitable, beneficial, and already underway.”The Secretary-General encouraged all countries that have not already done so to submit their INDCs before the Paris conference.
Brock University staff organized supports for concerned students on Thursday evening, March 21, after an isolated incident in a campus residence resulted in three students being treated for non-life threatening injuries.At approximately 8 p.m., Niagara Regional Police responded to the incident in Village Residence. Two students had received knife wounds and one was injured in a struggle with one of the assailants. Police said they believe this was a targeted attack. All three victims were treated in hospital and later released.The assailants fled campus shortly after the incident. Campus was deemed to be free of any threat and there was never a campus lockdown.While Campus Security Services assisted NRP, the University’s Student Life staff set up a support centre in nearby Lowenberger Residence, and students were also sent access information for the 24-hour counselling line that is available to the Brock community.Several residence students were relocated into temporary accommodations after police sealed off several rooms to conduct their investigation.Police are searching for two suspects in relation to this incident. The first is described as male, slim build in his 20s, possibly of East Indian descent. He was wearing a dark toque, a dark mask covering the lower portion of his face and dark-coloured clothing. The second suspect is also described as male, slim build, in his 20s and possibly of East Indian descent. He was wearing light-coloured clothing and possibly grey pants.Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to phone NRP at 905-688-4111 x9495.Further updates will be provided as they become available.
Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (May 8): With gold prices hovering around the $900 mark and copper prices being as volatile as ever we are still in uncertain economic times. Many analysts see the recent surge in copper prices representing ‘artificial’ Chinese demand; however this hasn’t stopped projects progressing. One big project is Inmet Mining’s Las Cruces project in Spain, which has recently resumed operations after final approval from the Andalucian Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business. Commissioning of the process plant has been completed and with the resumption of mining in the pit, Inmet anticipates that it will produce its first copper cathode during the first week of June. Proven and Probable reserves are 17.6 Mt at an average copper grade of 6.2% and life-of-mine contained copper amounts to 1.1 Mt for a mine life of 15 years at an annual processing capacity of 1.3 Mt. Combining copper, gold and silver, Barrick Gold is proceeding with construction of its Pascua Lama project (Operation focus in IM’s June issue) on the borders of Argentina and Chile. After governmental discussions with both countries the company should ramp up construction by September. Located in the Frontera district, around 10 km from Barrick’s Veladero mine, the project is at an elevation of 3,800 to 5,200 m and has Proven and Probable reserves of 17.8 Moz of gold, 717.6 Moz of silver, and 649.5 Mlb of copper contained within the gold reserves. It also has an estimated mine life of about 20 years. Pascua-Lama’s pre-production construction estimate is $2.8-$3.0 billion, with expected average annual production of about 750,000-800,000 oz of gold and 35 Moz of silver in the first five years.Still with Barrick, it has poured the first gold at its Buzwagi mine in Tanzania. This year it is expected to produce some 200,000 oz of gold at total cash costs of $320-$335/oz. In production, the mine will be one of the country’s largest operations. Buzwaqui is the first of Barrick’s new generation mines to enter production. Cortez Hills in Nevada is expected to come into production in the first quarter of 2010 and Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2011. Combined the three projects represent almost 2 Moz of production.In China, Tianshan Goldfields has the results of column leach tests for its 90% owned Gold Mountain project in northwest China. Test work completed by Chang Chun Gold Research has returned results of 63.22% gold recovery after 120 days leaching. Samples were made up of a blend of each of the Yelmand, Jinxi and Mavituobi deposits at the project. In the Province of Tete in Mozambique, Riversdale Mining and its partner Tata Steel have updated both resources and reserves at the Benga coal project. A coal resource of 4,000 Mt has been estimated with Measured and Indicated resources combined at 1,033.94 Mt. The company has also received approval from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique for the Mining Contract for Benga. The project will involve Riversdale developing a 20 Mt/y (run of mine) hard coking and thermal coal mine with an estimated capital investment of more than $800 million.This issue also features news from Indonesia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Ghana, Bolivia and many more countries. To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact email@example.com for a free trial copy.
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10,161 Views Wednesday 2 Nov 2016, 7:59 PM 1 Comment Share5 Tweet Email By Alan Waldron Short URL The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Source: Matt Browne/SPORTSFILESean Farrell, Murray Kinsella and Eoin Lúc Ó Ceallaigh are continuing to fly The42 flag in Chicago ahead of this weekend’s Test match against New Zealand. Today, the Ireland squad took a tour of the Chicago Bulls’ training facility. Jack McGrath, Andrew Trimble, Craig Gilroy and Jared Payne. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO The Fixture ListIt’s all about the Europa League tomorrow night with Dundalk facing what is probably their biggest challenge yet — Zenit St Petersburg in Russia from 6pm. Elsewhere, Manchester United are away at Fenerbahce (6pm) and Southampton host manager-less Inter Milan (8.05pm).Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell are among the field at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy mightn’t be playing but there is a strong field at the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour, including Pádraig Harrington.Showbiz, Baby!Meet the mini Rickie Fowler who can probably hit a golf ball further than you Add us: the42.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://the42.ie/3059470 Joey Barton is set to resume training with Rangers after the club lifted his suspension but he is still expected to leave Ibrox in January.Claudio Ranieri, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique are among the 10 managers nominated for the Best Fifa Men’s Coach award for 2016.Liverpool striker Danny Ings is out for the rest of the season after picking up another serious knee injury.Out-of-favour attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been included in the Manchester United squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League clash against Fenerbahce.New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith looks set to return to the All Blacks’ starting 15 on Saturday following his disciplinary issues.The Chicago Cubs forced the World Series to a deciding Game 7 tonight after they beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 at Progessive Field overnight on Tuesday.The Best Thing We SharedYou’ve probably already seen Mesut Ozil’s worldy for Arsenal last night but this 90th-minute winner from PSG’s Thomas Meunier definitely also deserves your attention.On The RecordI just really hope the Irish boys do really well because they have done well against southern hemisphere teams in recent years and it’s a big game in Chicago. There will be a huge amount of Irish support for them going there and then they obviously come back and they’ve a game in Dublin and that’s another massive game.British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland will be keeping a close eye on Ireland’s Test match against New Zealand this weekend.Where we were todayPaul Fennessy was in Abbotstown this morning as Martin O’Neill named an extended 35-man squad ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Austria. Martin O’Neill addresses the press. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHORyan Bailey was talking to Ulster’s Kiwi star Charles Piutau and former Ulster and Ireland bruiser Stephen Ferris in DCU this afternoon as the pair launched the ‘Rugby Weekend’ event in Chicago. We’ll Leave It There So: Dundalk duo in Ireland squad, boost for Ulster and today’s sport Elsewhere, Joey Barton’s ban is lifted by Rangers, Danny Ings suffers another season-ending injury and Lee Chin will miss Wexford Youths’ crucial match against Drogheda United on Friday. Rugby firmly in the back seat as Cubs fans’ slowly turn hope to beliefRonaldo reunites with coma patient who woke to a replay of his goal for Portugal Nov 2nd 2016, 7:59 PM Ireland second row Devin Toner attempts a dunk at the Chicago Bulls’ training facility. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOHomeMartin O’Neill has included Dundalk pair Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle in his 35-man squad for Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria.Former UFC champion Bas Rutten believes Conor McGregor can score an early win against Eddie Alvarez but he has concerns about the Dubliner’s chances if the fight enters the championship rounds.Inter-county hurler Lee Chin will miss Wexford Youths’ play-off second leg against Drogheda United on Friday as he is attending the GAA All-Star awards.The international future of Scott Hogan remains uncertain despite the recent advances made by Martin O’Neill towards the Brentford striker.Ulster back rower Sean Reidy has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the province until 2020.Away Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova saves the ball from going out of bounds during the second half of an NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Source: AP/Press Association Images
Working group to review if AirBnb should face regulations Housing Minister Simon Coveney vowed to tackle the issue of landlords renting out their properties through AirBnb. We will be moving forward with that very shortly.Last year Airbnb opened a new 40,000-square-foot international headquarters in the Dublin, with the company stating that it contributed an estimated €74 million to regional and rural communities across Ireland in the last year. Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants>How to fix Ireland’s rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live> 25 Comments 12,764 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article According to its Home-Sharing: Empowering Regional & Rural Ireland report, in 2016 alone, 11,000 unique hosts welcomed over 650,000 guests to their homes across Ireland (including Dublin).In the last year, 6,000 hosts in regional and rural Ireland have earned an average additional income of €2,700 per household.Other major cities With the government reviewing possible regulations, what route could it go down?A number of major cities have clamped down on the use of AirBnb.Hosts in Berlin are only permitted to rent out their property for 50% of the year, while Amsterdam imposed a limit of 60 nights a year.The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys said the benefit of the Airbnb model is that it can bring new visitors to remote locations, and provide revenue to communities in rural Ireland.Sinn Féin’s Eoin O’Broin said he hoped the fact the company employs over 500 employees in Ireland would not be a factor when government are considering what regulations to impose.“My worry is that if the working group only reports back in the second quarter, we are really only looking at regulations for September, October or November. Is there any way the working group can be brought forward or the gap between the report and regulations could be sped up? It is an urgent issue in terms of supply,” O’Broin told the committee.6,225 units listed on AirbnbRaising the issue in the Dáil this week, he told Taoiseach Enda Kenny that while there are only 1,564 properties available for rent in Dublin, there are 6,225 units listed on Airbnb.He asked when the minister would be introducing legislation to properly regulate this sector. Kenny said he would ask the minister to give Ó Broin more accurate details and a date on which he expects the legislation to be published.The Sinn Féin TD suggested that a 6-8 week limit be introduced on owners who wish to let their properties on AirBnb.If local authorities are being instructed to carry out more inspections and begin more enforcement orders against property owners he said additional resources and staff will need to be provided. Share Tweet Email4 A GOVERNMENT WORKING group is to review if new regulations should be introduced for lettings website, AirBnb.As part of the government’s rental strategy, a working group will prepare a report which will look at issues such as tenancy regulation, tax liability and the tourism dimension associated with the company.Last year, the use of short-term lettings and AirBnb hit the headlines when An Bord Pleanála upheld a Dublin City Council (DCC) ruling that an apartment owner in Temple Bar needed to apply for planning permission if they wanted to continue to rent the property out via Airbnb.The apartment on Crown Alley in the middle of Dublin’s busiest tourist area reportedly made €79,000 in one year.Following the ruling, Housing Minister Simon Coveney vowed to tackle the issue of landlords renting out their properties through AirBnb.The minister said his department would issue guidelines to local authorities, especially those in urban areas.Letter to councils about AirBnbThe letter sent last December reminded local authorities that a property owner will now need to apply for planning permission to the local council for a material change of use of the apartment concerned if they are using it for short-term lets.Planning Authorities are reminded of their obligations relating to planning enforcement under Part VIII of the Planning Act… It should be particularly noted that any planning enforcement action in this area should be focused on properties coming within scenario [of] … being exclusively used for commercial short-term letting purposes on a year-round basis.Local authorities were told to investigate the matter by checking commercial website platforms where short-term lettings are advertised.If there are suspicions a homeowner is using their property in such a way the owner should be written to and asked whether or not the property is being continually made available for short-term letting purposes. If the correct planning permission is not in place the department advises the council to take enforcement procedures.Dublin City Council confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it received no submissions last year for a change of use for any residential property to be used for commercial use or short-term lets.With up to 3,300 Dublin apartments listed on AirBnb last summer, TheJournal.ie asked Dublin City Council what regulations are in place on AirBnb properties. Source: Shutterstock/g0d4atherPlanning permissionThe council stated there are no specific regulations relating to AirBnB, but outlined that if a person wants to use their property exclusively for short-term holiday lettings and there is no principal resident living in the property at all times, a change of use is required under planning permission. However, when asked how many change of use requests were submitted to Dublin City Council last year for this reason, the local authority replied: Jan 22nd 2017, 7:40 AM By Christina Finn This information is not readily accessible.Dublin City Council said it doesn’t distinguish between complaints alleging unauthorised short-term lettings on AirBnb and other property listings.Secretary General of the Housing Department, John McCarthy told the Oireachtas Committee on Housing this week that in the event that there are other properties operating in a similar manner to the Temple Bar property, they need to be followed up on.Review “While a significant number of AirBnb properties may be advertised in any location at a particular time, what is not as clear is the extent to which some of those are being offered by people who are making their property available for a week or two when they are on holidays themselves.“There is a big gulf between the numbers of units available in AirBnb and the numbers of units available for housing generally, because they are and continue to be people’s primary residences,” said McCarthy.He acknowledged there are a range of issues flowing from the An Bord Pleanála case and Airbnb.There is a commitment in the rental strategy to establish a working group to prepare a report on that by the second quarter of this year. Short URL Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 7:40 AM None to date to our knowledge.When asked how many properties were under investigation for possible breach of planning rules and how many enforcement actions had been taken by the council, other than the Temple Bar case, the council said: Image: Shutterstock/Hung Chung Chih Image: Shutterstock/Hung Chung Chih http://jrnl.ie/3191696
Philips lance le Home Cinéma SoundhubPhilips fait évoluer le Home Cinéma et présente la série 9000 qui bénéficie notamment de la technologie Crystal Clear. Philips a dévoilé son nouveau système Home Cinéma, la série 9000, qui sera, entre autre, équipée de la technologie Crystal Clear. Le Home Cinéma Sound Hub possède des tweeters en titane offrant un son clair sans distorsion, des Amplificateurs de classe D et le système Virtual Surround Sound pour une immersion sonore précise.À lire aussiPhilips se fait racheter sa division télévisionCette série de Home Cinéma est compatible Full HD 3D. Grâce à Active 3D l’affichage Full HD 1080 x 1920 est toléré. Associé à la restitution sonore en haute qualité et en son surround non compressé, Le Home Cinéma Sound Hub inaugure la nouvelle génération de Home Cinéma.A noter aussi qu’une station d’accueil intégrée pour iPod/iPhone permet de profiter du contenu multimédia contenu sur son smartphone. Smart TV permet enfin d’accéder à la vidéo à la demande, aux dernières sorties en HD ainsi qu’à la télévision à la demande et aux photos stockées sur un PC. Cependant, le système coûte tout de même 800 euros.Le 31 octobre 2011 à 12:19 • Maxime Lambert
Email Yoshiki: X Japan Drummer To Host Intimate Dinner Show For Fans In Tokyo https://twitter.com/YoshikiOfficial/status/979677729137160192 Facebook An “Evening With Yoshiki” Of X Japan yoshiki-x-japan-drummer-host-intimate-dinner-show-fans-tokyo In addition to Yoshiki’s intimate performance, the Asami Maki Ballet Company will be on hand to provide entertainment. Yoshiki is also expected to infuse the evening with his entertaining announcements and banter as host of the ceremonies. Dinner guests can expect the finest, as the full-course French gourmet cuisine will be prepared by some of the most well-respected chef’s in Tokyo. But all of this will come at a hefty price tag for fans hoping to break bread with their hero, as the tickets will rn 86,400 yen per person (about $814), according to Japan Today.Just last year, Yoshiki made a generous donation to MusiCares to the tune of $100,000 to support hurricane victims on behalf of Yoshiki Foundation America, his 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The donation came following a screening in New York City of his band’s award-winning documentary, We Are X. Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Yoshiki: Musical Styling & Influence News Tickets for this event usually sell out in no time and, while reservation details are still forthcoming, you can mark your calendar for “Evening With Yoshiki” held nightly July 13-16. Stateside fans can catch Yoshiki (for only slightly cheaper) with X Japan later this month at their Coachella debut.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” One of Japan’s best-selling artists returns for his fifth annual performance and dinner show seriesNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 4, 2018 – 6:54 am For the fifth year running, X Japan’s leader Yoshiki will host an exclusive dinner for some of his biggest fans. The event, “Evening With Yoshiki,” will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo, and will feature a performance by Yoshiki himself.
Kolkata: At a time when the people who had beaten up a young couple for “being too close” in Metro railways are yet to be identified, two women were allegedly attacked by a youth, as they were smoking cigarettes.The incident took place between Jadavpur and Baghajatin on Thursday night. The police took immediate step regarding the incident and the youth was arrested.Police came to know after preliminary investigation, that two girls were waiting at Jadavpur to take an auto-rickshaw and they were smoking. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt was alleged that the youth, who had also reached to take an auto-rickshaw from the same point, started passing lewd comments at the women. The women had protested initially, but in a bid to avoid further deterioration of the situation, they boarded the auto-rickshaw. The youth boarded the same auto-rickshaw and he allegedly continued passing indecent comments at the women.The situation turned worse when the auto-rickshaw stopped near Baghajatin. They youth got down from the auto-rickshaw and attacked one of the women. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe auto-rickshaw driver and some local people intervened and brought the situation under control. There was a police van patrolling in the area. Policemen immediately went to the spot and picked up the youth.The police are looking into all aspects of the case and they have also spoken to local people who had witnessed the incident. Meanwhile, a complaint was lodged with Sinthee police station situated in the extreme north end of the city, in connection with the incident in which a few girls were thrashed by some people outside Dum Dum Metro Station, while protesting against the attack on the young couple for “being too close” while travelling in Metro. The girls alleged that they were undertaking a peaceful agitation, when all of a sudden they were attacked. Initially, there was a heated exchange of words. It was alleged that they subsequently started beating them up for raising their voice against such an incident.
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JetBlue mixes up 5 year old boys, flies them to wrong cities Share Posted by Friday, September 2, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> The Canadian Press Tags: JetBlue NEW YORK — A woman in New York says she hasn’t stopped crying since an airline mistook her 5-year-old for another child and flew him to the wrong city.Maribel Martinez tells New York’s Daily News she was shocked when JetBlue staffers presented her with another little boy on Aug. 17 at Kennedy Airport.“No, this is not my child,” she recalled telling JetBlue employees. “I was freaking out.”Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said that child was supposed to be in Boston. Instead, Martinez’s son, Andy, was sent there and it took hours for the airline to figure out where he was and return him home safely.“I thought he was kidnapped,” said Martinez. “I thought I would never see him again.”Both unaccompanied 5-year-old boys had boarded in the Dominican Republic. Martinez said her son was wearing a wristband with his name on it. But the other child was carrying Andy’s passport.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsThe boy who was mistakenly flown to New York was safely returned to Boston, the airline said. JetBlue is reviewing how the mix-up occurred.“Upon learning of the error, our teams in JFK and Boston immediately took steps to assist the children in reaching their correct destinations,” the airline said in a statement. “While the children were always under the care and supervision of JetBlue crew members, we realize this situation was distressing for their families.”Martinez flew with her son July 28 for the family vacation; she returned home to Manhattan a week later, leaving Andy with relatives. In buying his return ticket, she paid an extra $100 fee for a JetBlue representative to escort him onto the plane.Martinez said it took more than three hours for the airline to track down Andy in Boston. When it put her on the phone with him, he said, “Mami, they put me on another plane,” she told the newspaper.More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe airline put Andy on a flight to Kennedy Airport that same day, and JetBlue refunded Martinez $475 for Andy’s return ticket and also gave the family $2,100 in credit.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar have launched the Mega Joint Familiarisation Trip between Thailand and Myanmar.The project aims to promote tourism products and services in Thailand and Myanmar to long-haul European and United States travellers.The event comes as the two neighbours move towards full implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community or AEC at the end of this year.The joint familiarisation trip from 14-21 May marks the launch of the bilateral tourism cooperation and welcomes over 50 tour operators and media from Europe and the US.Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sports H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the event is one initiative to promote tourism growth in ASEAN.“Many parts of ASEAN have never really been opened to the eyes of the world before, and by forming bilateral tourism cooperation with our ASEAN friends, we will be able to open up unseen, untapped, beautiful tourism destinations altogether,” Ms Wattanavrangkul said.“As such, international tourists who come to visit Thailand will also be able to extend their vacation to explore the charming culture and various world-renowned tourist attractions in our neighbouring countries.”Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is the host city for this joint trip due to its modern infrastructure, easy accessibility, variety of tourism products and international standards of service.The familiarisation trip comes under the ‘ASEAN for all’ dimension, in which Thailand has made agreements with, and is set to form tourism cooperation with other ASEAN neighbours.TAT executive director Europe, Africa and Middle East Region Tanes Petsuwan, said the launch of the bilateral agreement with Myanmar is a win-win situation for both countries.“It will also allow us to tap the potential of the many long holiday weekends to attract short-stay but high-spending traffic from the neighbouring countries, which are all within three to four hours flying time of each other, similar to European countries,” Mr Petsuwan said.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson
November 29, 2017 546 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, journal, News On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) for October, reporting the first rebound after three consecutive months of reduced activity.The index, based on contract signings, rose 3.5 percent to 109.3 in October from 105.6 in September, making October the highest reading since June 2017.However, the index is still slightly below last year’s data by 0.6 percent. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun attributes this to the supply and affordability challenges the market experienced most of the year.“Although homebuilders are doing their best to ramp up production of single-family homes amidst ongoing labor and cost challenges, overall activity still drastically lags demand,” Yun said.Annually, existing inventory has decreased every month for 29 months straight, and the number of homes for sale at the end of October was the lowest for the month since 1991.“Until new home construction climbs even higher and more investors and homeowners put their home on the market, sales will continue to severely trail underlying demand,” Yun said.In October, pending sales were driven higher by the South, which experienced a rebound despite hurricane-related disruptions in September. Although, the bounce back wasn’t enough to impact the year-over-year decrease.“Last month’s solid increase in contract signings were still not enough to keep activity from declining on an annual basis for the sixth time in seven months,” Yun said. “Home shoppers had better luck finding a home to buy in October, but slim pickings and consistently fast price gains continue to frustrate and prevent too many would-be buyers from reaching the market.”Regionally, the PHSI in the South increased 7.4 percent to an index of 123.6 in October and is currently 2 percent higher than this time last year. In addition, the index in the West declined by 0.7 percent in October to 101.6 and is now 4.4 percent below 2016.Pending home sales in Northeast rose slightly by 0.5 percent to 95.0 in October but is 1.9 percent below a year ago. In the Midwest, the index increased 2.8 percent to 105.8 in October but remains 0.9 percent lower than last year.As 2017 comes to a close, NAR forecasts existing-home sales to finish at about 5.52 million—representing an increase of 1.3 percent from 2016 to 5.45 million. Meanwhile, the national median existing-home price for 2017 is predicted to increase by about 6 percent.To view the full report, click here. Pending Home Sales Increase: Is it Enough? HOUSING Lawrence Yun mortgage National Association of Realtors Pending-Home Sales 2017-11-29 Nicole Casperson Share