Nova Scotia Celebrates Canadian Library Week

first_imgNova Scotians of all ages can join in a variety of events being held throughout the province to mark Canadian Library Week, Oct. 17-24. Activities include Read to Me! jamborees — intended to get more parents and caregivers to read to their children; outreach programs designed to show more people what resources their public library has available; and promotion of online resources. This year, for the first time, Canadians across the country will observe Canadian Library Week at the same time. The theme for the national event is Lifelong Libraries: Discover Us. “Public libraries are repositories of knowledge, heritage and culture, and an enabler of learning, creativity and imagination,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “Libraries are the institutions in our society that literally offer something for everyone.” Nova Scotians made more than 5.7-million trips to local libraries last year, borrowing about 6.9-million books, talking books, DVDs and other items. This is an 18 per cent increase in library visits since 2002. “As a new grandparent, an educator, and a person who enjoys reading, I appreciate the positive impact libraries can have on a person’s learning and on their life,” said Mr. Muir. “Drop by your local library this week and discover all it has to offer.” Public libraries play an important role in promoting literacy and lifelong learning. “Libraries of the 21st century are dynamic centres of lifelong learning, continuously responding to the ever changing world of information,” said Jennifer Evans, Nova Scotia’s provincial librarian. “The public library welcomes people of all ages and all walks of life. The free library card is an incredible value — use it to discover the many powerful library resources at your fingertips in Nova Scotia,” she said. Ms. Evans points to the recent acquisition of World Book Online by Nova Scotia public libraries as a prime example of how libraries are evolving. Anyone with a Nova Scotia public library card can access the online encyclopaedia, and many other databases and online resources, regardless of whether they are in a library, at home, in a Community Access Program (CAP) site, or at work. World Book Online is available on public library websites. A list of local public libraries can be found online at publiclibraries.ns.ca . The Nova Scotia public library system currently has nine regional public libraries with a network of branches and bookmobiles to provide a variety of services to all Nova Scotians. Regional libraries are funded jointly by the government of Nova Scotia and participating municipal councils. For more information about Canadian Library Week, visit publiclibraries.ns.ca or www.cla.ca/clw/index.htm .last_img read more

Sentencing date to be set again after Concrete Equities exec accepts guilty

first_imgCALGARY – A former executive who had already admitted to defrauding more than a thousand investors out of tens of millions of dollars has abandoned his attempt to take back his guilty plea.David Humeniuk, 68, was supposed to be sentenced in a Calgary court on Dec. 12. Instead, he fired his lawyers and said he wanted to back out of his guilty plea from last October to fraud over $5,000.“I told the court I would look into the circumstances of the plea, advise Mr. Humeniuk and receive his instructions as how he wished to proceed with this matter,” his new lawyer, Yoav Niv, told Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Earl Wilson on Friday.“He is eager to get this matter dealt with and his instructions are that we … proceed with the sentencing. He’s not contesting the validity of his plea.”Humeniuk sat in court with his arms folded.Humeniuk and Varun Aurora were charged by RCMP four years ago for their involvement with Concrete Equities.The firm, which went into receivership in 2009, raised money from Canadian investors to buy undeveloped beach properties in Senora, Mexico, called the El Golfo de Santa Clara Project. Investors were promised returns of more than 500 per cent if they purchased a stake in the property, the RCMP said.The units were sold for $10,000 each.Aurora entered a guilty plea to fraud over $5,000 in 2016 was given a two-year suspended sentence and agreed to pay $1 million in restitution.About 1,200 victims are believed to have lost more than $23 million.Humeniuk’s lawyer asked for a couple of weeks to get letters of support and medical records as part of the sentencing.The matter is to be back in court Jan. 12 to set a sentencing date. Humeniuk is being held in custody.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Idle No More blockader wants CN to reveal their dirty hands in

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsCN Rail refuses to hand over correspondence between them and an Ontario judge that issued several court injunctions for the railway company during the throes of the Idle No More movement.The company also won’t discuss how they contacted Superior Court Justice David Brown to get the injunctions or his past work history with CN before he became a judge after it came to light Brown had represented CN and acted as a witness for them in the United States before being appointed to the bench in 2006 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.This is important information for First Nations man Ron Plain and his team of lawyers who are defending him against a contempt of court charge in Sarnia according to one of his lawyers Peter Rosenthal.CN alleges Plain was behind a blockade on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation within Sarnia’s city limits from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3.Rosenthal had been trying for weeks to have CN provide the information as disclosure but they have refused so Rosenthal filed a motion to have the judge presiding over the contempt trial force CN to do so.Justice John Desotti is expected to address the motion Friday when the contempt trial begins in Sarnia.CN won’t hand over the information because it doesn’t feel it’s relevant according to emails between Rosenthal and CN’s lawyers at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto.The emails were submitted as part of the motion and obtained by APTN National News.“The only matters relevant to the contempt motion are whether Mr. Plain had personal service or knowledge of the injunction order, and whether Mr. Plain deliberately, wilfully or knowingly breached the injunction order,” said Christopher Bredt in a May 10 letter to Rosenthal on behalf of CN.Rosenthal wrote back quoting case law to support his request and said on the chances Plain is found guilty “we expect that evidence of CN’s ‘dirty hands’ would support our position that a very minimal sentence should follow any finding of contempt.”From his bench in Toronto Brown issued injunctions in Sarnia at the end of December and another Jan. 5 for a separate blockade of a CN line in Tyendinaga near Belleville, Ont.Police did not act on either injunction to remove protestors. Brown later said police needed to follow the law.APTN then reported that Brown had worked for CN but never disclosed to the protestors.Plain said CN has made several offers to settle the matter outside of court but he has refused each one wanting his day in court threatening to “run this up the flag pole.”Rosenthal wants to know how Brown came about issuing the injunctions in Sarnia, when did CN meet with Brown and for how long and if CN called Brown on his home phone.Rosenthal not only wants information between Brown and CN involving Sarnia but Tyendinaga from Dec. 10 and Jan. 10.He first made the request for disclosure April 22 but it became apparent CN wouldn’t budge on May 14.But that’s not all that Rosenthal is asking for.He wants all correspondence between police in Sarnia and CN police, as well as all documents that show CN has the right to use the spur line in Sarnia something Plain intends to argue they don’t.kjackson@aptn.caTwitter: @afixedaddresslast_img read more

UK Blaze at Tesla service centre under control

LONDON — Fire officials say they’ve brought a fire at a Tesla service centre near London’s Gatwick Airport under control. No one was hurt.The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the service centre on Saturday morning, finding the building “well alight.” Some 50 firefighters and eight fire engines were scrambled to the scene in Crawley, about three miles (five kilometres) south of Gatwick.The service says the fire was believed to have started in a store room and spread to the main building. It is being treated as an accident.The fire comes just days after the Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer announced plans to close most of its dealerships worldwide and to sell vehicles online only, raising doubts about the future of its sites in the U.K.The Associated Press

Iraq UN envoy holds new talks to promote full participation in political

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi today met with Harith Al-Dhari, Secretary-General of the Association of Muslim Scholars, from the Sunni community, which largely stayed away from January’s elections and hence has little representation in the National Assembly which will draft the new constitution.Earlier this month, in what Mr. Annan called “important agreement,” the Iraqis agreed to expand the Constitution Drafting Committee to include more Sunni Arabs, who represent some 20 per cent of the population but were the dominant political force in Saddam Hussein’s ousted regime.Mr. Qazi’s meeting today followed one he held yesterday with and Abdul Aziz Al Hakim, President of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, one of the leading Shiite Arab parties. Shiites represent about 60 per cent of the population and Sunni Kurds some 20 per cent. There are also other smaller communities such as Assyrians and Turkmen.In talks with Interior Minister Bayan Sulagh today Mr. Qazi stressed the importance of developing a culture of respect for human rights while ensuring public order and security. He also met today with Minister of Planning and Development Barham Saleh to discuss preparations for the upcoming meeting of donors to Iraq.Ever since the 30 January elections for the Transitional National Assembly, which will also organize fresh elections, Mr. Qazi has met almost daily with one sector or other in an effort ensure that all elements, particularly Sunni Arabs, participate in the country’s political transition.The UN has offered the full assistance of its experts both for the constitution-writing process and for holding the new poll. read more

UN migration agency young Rohingya girls largest group of trafficking victims in

The agency says that families desperate to earn money are frequently sending their daughters to work in dangerous environments.“There is a very limited number of jobs in the camp and for women there is almost nothing. That’s why I went outside of the camp,” one Rohingya woman working gruelling hours for little pay in the fish-processing industry told IOM.IOM reports that women and girls lured into forced-labour, account for two-thirds of those receiving the agency’s support in Cox’s Bazar; another 10 percent were victims of sexual exploitation. Men and boys are not exempt, accounting for about a third of refugees forced into labour.“We are struggling to meet our everyday needs and there is no scope to get any job inside the camp,” said one Rohingya father, who was physically abused and unpaid for his work. “So, we agreed to go outside of the camp to work.”Despite the often false promises of work and a better life, some victims are unaware of the risks, or so desperate to escape the situation, that no measure is too drastic.IOM’s head of protection services in Cox’s Bazar, Dina Parmer, explained that sometimes, “sacrificing one family member for the sake of the rest of the family” is the rationale.IOM counter-trafficking and protection staff have helped nearly 100 people who have escaped trafficking situations and returned to Cox’s Bazar since the crisis began in August, 2017, leading to an exodus of more than 700,000 refugees across the border into Bangladesh, escaping human rights abuses.The agency has provided physical and mental health assistance, legal counselling, shelters and emergency cash assistance to support survivors, but due to the nature of human trafficking, many victims are reluctant to come forward and are unaccounted for.According to Ms. Parmer, the Rohingya refugee community is extremely vulnerable to human trafficking due to their brutal life experiences, and lack of education wrought by long-term discrimination back home in Myanmar, where they have been an oppressed minority for decades.IOM and NGO partners are developing creative ways to communicate the dangers of trafficking in the camps, including comic illustrations, street drama and music illustrating real-life stories to spread the message. read more

Clown gatecrasher sparks PO cruise ship mass brawl

A passenger who dressed up as a clown and “gatecrashed” a black tie event triggered a “mass brawl” on a P&O cruise, it was claimed yesterday.Families were forced to flee to their cabins or hide as apparently drunken passengers hurled furniture and plates at one another as a buffet descended into violence.It is believed a passenger at the black tie party took exception to the arrival of a fellow passenger who dressing up as a clown at the formal event on the 16th floor restaurant.The P&O Cruises ship, Britannia, was enroute from Bergen, Norway, to Southampton at the end of a week-long cruise when the fight broke out during the early hours of Friday morning. A series of announcements were made summoning staff and paramedics to the restaurant from around 2am. One eyewitness said “there was blood everywhere,” adding that the antics of a few “drunken idiots” had spoiled an otherwise enjoyable cruise. Hampshire police, who met the ship after it docked at Southampton yesterday morning, said six people were assaulted suffering “significant bruising and cuts”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Things got out of hand very quickly, people had been drinking, and there was a fight.”Chairs and plates were being thrown, people were very angry.”It was shocking to see and some of the staff and passengers were scared and had to hide.” Two people, a 43-year-old man and 41-year-old woman, both from Chigwell, Essex, were arrested on suspicion of assault.A female entertainer, who did not want to be named but works on the ship, said: “There was a person dressed as a clown and this upset the other passengers. However, a P&O spokeswoman said a clown was not the cause of the fight, but refused to say what was.  A party aboard P&O Cruises Britannia Passengers suspected of being involved in the violence were apparently confined to their cabins until the ship docked at Southampton.Richard Gaisford, a reporter for ITV’s Good Morning Britain show, was on the cruise and tweeted how he was alerted by an announcement summoning help.”One witness, part of a group involved in the trouble, explained to staff that things kicked off when another passenger appeared dressed as a clown,” he wrote.”This upset one of their party because they’d specifically booked a cruise with no fancy dress. It led to a violent confrontation.”Mr Gaisford said P&O Cruises staff explained that they had never seen anything like it, and one witness said “there was blood everywhere”.Another passenger said: “I was in my room when the security tannoy happened at 2am.”Just to clarify, the majority of those onboard were perfectly civilised and nice individuals. It was just ruined by a few drunk idiots.” P&O Cruises MV Britannia departing port in Norway. The ship was said to have had a 'mass brawl' after a passenger dressed as a clown arrived at a black tie event The P&O cruise ship Britannia at Southampton DocksCredit:Jordan Pettitt/Solent News & Photo Agency A party aboard P&O Cruises BritanniaCredit:Twitter She added: “We don’t tolerate disruptive behaviour. Following an incident on board Britannia we can confirm that all guests have now disembarked and the matter is now in the hands of the local police.”The Britannia cruise liner, which is described by P&O Cruises as “family friendly,” “stylish” and offering a “truly memorable trip”, can accommodate 3,647 guests and 1,350 crews. The passengers would have paid around £1,000 for the trip. Britannia weighs 143,000 tonnes. The P&O cruise ship Britannia at Southampton Docks P&O Cruises MV Britannia departing port in Norway. The ship was said to have had a ‘mass brawl’ after a passenger dressed as a clown arrived at a black tie eventCredit: James D. Morgan read more

MP Silva takes IHF global TVMedia rights until 2025

IHF International Handball Federation made decision about global TV and media rights until 2025 during Congress in Antalya.“According to the decision of the IHF Council, the IHF is honoured to announce that negotiations on the global TV/media rights for the IHF Men’s and Women’s World Championships for the period from 2019 to 2025 shall be initiated exclusively with MP & Silva”. ← Previous Story WIN IN DENMARK: PGE Vive Kielce again on TOP 16 road Next Story → “Lions” end “24 hours handball reality” with smiles

Kacey Musgraves Releases Music Video For Space Cowboy

first_img Kacey Musgraves Releases Music Video For “Space Cowboy” Twitter See the lonely video for the singer/songwriter’s single off her latest album, ‘Golden Hour’Renée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 30, 2018 – 12:34 pm When Kacey Musgraves released her fourth studio album Golden Hour on March 30, it became clear right away we would be seeing the country singer/songwriter in a whole new way — from her perspective, a more complete way. News Email Watch: Kacey Musgrave’s “Space Cowboy” kacey-musgraves-releases-music-video-space-cowboy Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 5:21 pm Kacey Musgraves: Country Music Moving In Great Direction “I was thinking about how there are different masks that we wear that represent different sides of us,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “None of the masks are solely us, but they’re all us. On this record, there’s the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that’s missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the ’60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser — they’re all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole.”One track that clearly demonstrated this is the single “Space Cowboy,” which Consequence of Sound called a “simmering ballad” with “astral production.” Built on the lyrics, “You can have your space, cowboy/I ain’t gonna fence you in,” the result is a heart-wrenching pastiche that’s so true to life you’ll want to have it on repeat. To complement the lonely track, on April 30, Musgraves released an accompanying music video.The video shows Musgraves at home alone doing dishes, singing from an empty bed and eating candlelit dinners for one with flashbacks to being with her “cowboy.” The climax of the video comes with a blow-out fight that can only mean a relationship split as the “cowboy” rides off on a horse.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Apple Store shows new iPads after going offline briefly

first_imgApple came right back with two new iPads in tow. Apple/Screenshot by CNET Editor’s note, March 18: Apple has announced two new iPads. Starting at $499 (£479, AU$779) for the 64GB model, the new iPad Air features a 10.5-inch Retina display, an A12 Bionic processor and support for the Apple Pencil. It replaces the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 2017, which is no longer sold. The new iPad Mini, starting at $399 (£399, AU$599) for the 64GB version, also has the A12 chip and Pencil support, but is otherwise nearly identical to the iPad Mini 4 it replaces. The previous version of this story from March 18 follows.After a brief hiatus Monday morning, the Apple Store came back online around 5:30 a.m. PT with a pair of new iPads to buy — a 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad Mini.The debuts come a week ahead of Apple’s March 25 event, which is expected to focus on the company’s Netflix-like streaming service or its news service. The Apple Store going down typically precedes the arrival of new hardware, as old listings are removed and new ones added. Ahead of Monday’s announcement, we got a hint that Apple might reveal hardware updates through a Saturday tweet by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, as previously reported by 9to5Mac. If Apple was to be planning, say, new iPad and iMac announcements for this week, it would make a real statement about how much it wants to focus its March 25th event on its news and video services.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 16, 2019 Video, magazines and credit cards: Everything we’re expecting… Now playing: Watch this: Apple Event 5:12 Share your voice reading • Apple Store shows new iPads after going offline briefly • See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment Apple 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it “If Apple was to be planning, say, new iPad and iMac announcements for this week, it would make a real statement about how much it wants to focus its March 25th event on its news and video services,” he wrote. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Back in December, we heard rumors that Apple would launch a pair of lower-priced iPad models — a 7.9-inch model and another that’s more than 10 inches — in 2019. First published March 18 at 2:27 a.m. PT. Updated at 5:49 a.m. PT: Reflects store’s return. Tags Internet Services Tablets Computers Phones Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Applelast_img read more

5 killed as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping mall

first_imgA general view shows damage to the building after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping centre just after tack-off from the Essendon airport in Melbourne on February 21, 2017. AFPA light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a “massive fireball” with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport.”Five on the aircraft and looks like no-one has survived the crash,” said Victoria police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane.Victoria premier Daniel Andrews described it as the state’s worst air accident in three decades.The private charter from Essendon, north of Melbourne, to King Island, 55 minutes to the south, came down just short of a major motorway packed with the heavy traffic of early morning commuters.Live television footage showed burned out wreckage, flames and major damage at the shopping centre and adjacent buildings.A column of thick black smoke rose into the air as witnesses spoke of an explosion.”It appears a light plane, which is a charter flight, has impacted the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields,” police minister Lisa Neville said.Emergency services personnel are seen at the scene of a plane crash in Essendon in Melbourne. AFPThe centre was not due to open for another hour and the authorities confirmed no one inside was hurt.”There’s also debris that’s been left on the freeway,” she added.A taxi driver called ABC radio and told of the “massive fireball”.”I saw this plane … when it hit the building there was a massive fireball,” said the man called Jason.”I could feel the heat through the window of the taxi, and then a wheel — it looked like a plane wheel — bounced on the road and hit the front of the taxi as we were driving along.”Victoria police superintendent Mick Frewen said investigations centred on a “catastrophic engine failure”.The flight made a May-Day call before crashing, he added.A DFO shopworker identified as Ash told Sky News he saw “the fireball go up into the air”, adding it “felt like a bomb had gone off”.”The fire was just so hot we could not get anywhere near it,” he said. “We could see the wreckage, or what was left of it.Plumber Michael Howard, 29, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he saw a “blue flash”.”I was … just looking out the window … and then all of a sudden I just saw a blue flash come down and then all of a sudden there was a massive fireball.””It was like something from a movie,” Howard said.Melbourne fire brigade chief Paul Stacchino tweeted that “more than 60 firefighters have worked hard to bring the fire … under control. Crews to remain on scene for some time”.The Australian Safety Transport Bureau said it had sent investigators to the scene.Essendon Fields had been closed and all traffic diverted to Melbourne’s two larger airports Tullamarine and Avalon.One side of a major freeway which runs alongside the local airport remained shut to allow wreckage to be cleared.last_img read more

Three Cardinals Taken on Final Day of MLB Draft

first_imgLouisville returns to action on Friday for the opening game of the NCAA Super Regionals against East Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for noon ET on Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium.LOUISVILLE BASEBALL AT 2019 MLB DRAFT• 1B, Logan Wyatt (Louisville, Ky./North Bullitt HS) – 2nd Round – 51st Selection – San Francisco Giants• RHP, Michael McAvene (Camby, Ind./Roncalli HS) – 3rd Round – 103rd Selection – Chicago Cubs• SS, Tyler Fitzgerald (Rochester, Ill./Rochester HS) – 4th Round – 116th Selection – San Francisco Giants• LHP, Nick Bennett (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller HS) – 6th Round – 193rd Selection – Milwaukee Brewers• RHP, Bryan Hoeing (Batesville, Ind./Batesville HS) – 7th Round – 201st Selection – Miami Marlins• OF, Jake Snider (Champaign, Ill./Ballard HS) – 20th Round – 604th Selection – Pittsburgh Pirates• OF, Drew Campbell (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville HS) – 23rd Round – 697th Selection – Atlanta Braves• RHP, Shay Smiddy (Defiance, Ohio/Defiance HS) – 36th Round – 1088th Selection – Tampa Bay Rays Print Friendly Version Jake Snider was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round at 604th overall, Drew Campbell was taken 697th overall in the 23rd round by the Atlanta Braves, and Shay Smiddy went 1,088th to the Tampa Bay Rays in the 36th round. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball program had three more players selected on the final day of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday. Smiddy has worked primarily out of the bullpen in three seasons with the Cardinals. The junior has made 57 appearances, with 51 coming in relief. Smiddy is 7-1 overall with a 2.91 career ERA, recording 105 strikeouts in 89.2 innings. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 2019, striking out 28 in 23.1 relief innings. Cardinals in the MLB Draft Snider has played in 161 games over his three-year career at Louisville. The junior outfielder is a career .292 hitter with 74 RBIs, 121 runs scored and 39 stolen bases. Snider has been at his best in the postseason, going 25-for-52 (.481) in 14 career NCAA Championship contests, tallying three of his four career home runs, 11 runs scored and 14 RBIs. Snider was the Louisville Regional Most Outstanding Player and on the All-Lubbock Regional Team in 2018. Story Links After one season in junior college, Campbell joined the Cardinals for the 2018 season and has played in 115 games during the last two seasons. The outfielder is hitting .298 for his career with 26 extra-base hits, 47 runs and 74 RBIs. Campbell has started 46 games this year as a junior, and is fifth on the team with 33 RBIs. The Jeffersonville, Indiana, native was 4-for-11 last weekend and named to the All-Louisville Regional Team. The Cardinals finished with eight players selected for the fourth consecutive year and fifth time in the last six years.last_img read more

Watch Inspired By Moon Landing Fetches 45 Million at Auction

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… A yellow-gold pocket watch created by English watchmaker George Daniels, who was inspired by the moon landing and space exploration, has sold for a record price, fetching $4,561,507 — the most for an English watch — at a Sotheby’s auction in London on Tuesday.The watch, the Space Traveller, featured a double-link chain and a gold and blued-steel, double-ended key, according to Sotheby’s. It was one of only 23 pocket timepieces handmade by the master watchmaker.Daniels conceived the Space Traveller in 1982 as a timepiece to honor the astronauts that he so admired and to commemorate the 1969 moon landing. Daniels was determined that his watch would be one that could be of theoretical use to an astronaut, so he set out to devise a watch that displayed, simultaneously, both mean-solar and sidereal time – time told both by the Earth’s relation to the Sun, and to distant stars.AdChoices广告Traditionally the standard of time used by astronomers, sidereal time is based on the amount of time it takes the Earth to turn on its axis: by measuring the Earth’s transit of a fixed star, one is able to measure the actual time it takes for the Earth to turn on its axis.Daniels incorporated a highly accurate independent double-wheel escapement, displayed mean-solar and sidereal time to separate subsidiary dials, as well as a calculation for the equation of time shown within a sector to the top of the dial. These made it possible for users to do away with checking the watch against an independent sidereal time-displaying clock or watch.“This is the ideal watch for those planning to travel in space, or for any with an appreciation of the ultimate in mechanical precision, and a remarkable feat in the history of watchmaking,” according to Sotheby’s.Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Space Traveller features solar and sidereal time, equation of time, moon phase, and a double wheel escapement signature to George Daniels timepieces. (Photo Credit: Sotheby’s)It was also the first time the watch has been in the public eye since it was last seen 30 years ago.Experts consider the Space Traveller as Daniels’s most famous and coveted watch. In fact, Daniels was so fond of his Space Traveller that, regretting his original agreement to sell the watch, immediately set out to make one other example — the “Space Traveller II.”The second Space Traveller would remain his personal watch until his death in 2011. It was later sold at Sotheby’s London in September 2017 for £3.1 million (around $3.7 million) — the previous record for an English watch.Still, the $4.5 million hammer price came as a surprise for many, since the high estimate was set at just $1.3 million.Aside from setting the record price for the most expensive English watch, it also set the record price for most expensive timepiece by an independent watchmaker auctioned, as well as the most expensive watch auctioned thus far this year.More on Geek.com:Apollo 11 Tapes Bought by NASA Intern for $218 Could Fetch Millions at AuctionInstruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for AuctionFor Sale: Rare Globe of Mars Portraying Early Theory of Life on Red Planet Stay on targetlast_img read more

The Gifted Season 2 Ep 5 Recap The Reunion Weve Waited For

first_imgStay on target ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: They Need a Hero Well, last week ripped our heart out with the death of Blink (noooo, she was my favorite!), and this episode made sure the wound stayed open. The opening flashback isn’t a years-ago parallel to the events of this episode. It’s from two months ago. A tender moment between Thunderbird and Blink. From the moment he convinced her to stay. Jeez, they really had to make it hurt. More importantly, it featured Thunderbird reassuring her that he believed Lorna would return. That she’d see how terrible the inner circle was. Well, the latter happened. And with Reeva closing in, Lorna’s return to the Underground is inevitable.For now though, Thunderbird is angry and in pain. He lashes out at Erg, trying to bait him into using his power against him. Erg nearly does too, until the little girl stops him from murdering a fellow mutant. It’s really the only rational thing going on right now. For everyone else, the world has been thrown into chaos. The Underground is trying to find space for all the Morlock refugees. A task Eclipse has to pull away from to deal with a grieving John. To make matters worse, after the Purifiers massacred the Morlocks, Reeva is ready to enact the next phase of her plan. She plans to send her team to destroy government buildings.At least one thing goes right. While Reid is checking out the area Thunderbird’s having his crisis in, he runs into Ted Wilson. He’s initially able to convince him that he’s not a mutant, but the stress of the situation sets his powers off. Before Wilson can react, Reid grabs his gun, turning it to ashes. When Wilson threatens to wipe out all mutants, Reid grabs hold of his neck and does the same to him. Reid looks like he feels guilty, but it’s about time this racist cop got his.Lowery Brown and Stephen Moyer (Cr: Annette Brown/FOX.)Reid and Eclipse convince Thunderbird to come back with them, rather than wait for Purifiers and/or cops to take him out. Even though he’s able to calm down a bit, he still can’t use his powers. Anytime he tries to track anyone, he just sees Clarice. That’s going to make finding Lauren and Kate, still on the run from the cops they shot at last week, a little harder. They resort to the old-fashioned way of using a police scanner. And hey, it’s a little slow, but it works. They come across a large police response and narrow down which building Kate and Lauren are holed up in. They find the one unguarded brick wall, meaning Reid has to break it down on command. I have to say, this particular arc was handled pretty well this season. It’s been fun to watch Reid, little by little, accept and learn to control his mutant powers. Here, it comes to its logical conclusion, with Eclipse giving Reid an impromptu lesson right when he needs it most. With the Strucker family mostly reunited, it’s time to get the missing member back.Speaking of, Lorna spent this episode learning what she could about Reeva’s final plan before getting the hell out of dodge. The more she learns, the more horrified she is. Same goes for Andy, who puts on a tough front at first, but grows clearly uncomfortable throughout the episode. Percy Hynes White gets a lot to chew on in this episode and he makes the most of it. It’s not until Reeva shows everyone the tunnels they’ll use to get inside the Sentinel Services building that Lorna puts everything together. Reeva’s working withe the purifiers to further drive a wedge between mutants and non-mutants. She used them to drive out/slaughter the Morlocks so she could use their network of tunnels. Andy’s already shaken at this point by the prospect of the violence he’ll have to commit. When Lorna reveals everything she’s learned, he loses faith in the inner circle entirely. It’s only a fear of being rejected that keeps him there. He saw how scared his family looked when he nearly killed that Purifier. How will they accept him back after all this time working against them.Grace Byers–Cr: Steve Dietl/FOX.The two main stories come together so nicely here. This season spent a lot of time with all the main characters split up. Sometimes it led to some cool moments and action packed episodes. All too often, it gave us overstuffed hours where no story could get the momentum it needed. It was always a welcome change of pace when two seemingly separate stories could link up like this. And with one episode left, this instance was the season’s most satisfying. Andy asks to speak to his dad, and explains that he feels he has to stay with the inner circle because of the darkness inside of him. Reid explains that he has that darkness too. He killed a man earlier because he wanted to. By this point, we know how this is going to go. Andy will realize that he won’t be alone back with the Underground and decide to return. But, the show has one more ad break to get through, so the show has to drag it out.This is the one moment where the episode’s pacing hits a serious speed bump. This was one of my favorite episodes all season, hitting the fast-paced dramatic highs of the first. So it was especially jarring when the show tried to drag out the question of whether Andy would return for another 10 minutes. It slowed everything down and forced us to wait for a conclusion we already knew was coming. None of the intended suspense landed, we just had to sit through a few filler scenes. Fortunately, that didn’t make the actual reunion any less satisfying. This is what we’d been waiting for all season. Sure, splitting the Underground like this led to some poorly plotted episodes, but it sure felt good to see the entire Strucker family back together. Even better was the reunion of Eclipse and Polaris, with the Aurora Borealis swirling around their embrace. It’s just so sweet, which is exactly what this dire situation needed. It’s even enough to snap Thunderbird out of his funk.Sean Teale, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Percy Hynes White, Natalie Alyn Lind, Emma Dumont and Blair Redford–Cr: Annette Brown/FOX.The only part that’s still not quite working for me is Jace Turner’s story. Are they trying to give him a redemption arc or not? Because at this point, he probably doesn’t deserve one. He killed Blink and covered up the murder of a kid tied to a chair. He starts to feel bad about busting up what was essentially a refugee camp with children in it. He brings up these concerns to Bennedict Ryan who uses Wilson’s death to get Turner back in line. Maybe he’s beginning to sense he’s being manipulated, but it gets harder to care every time this happens. I don’t know how many more times I can watch Turner almost do the right thing, then fall right back in with the worst people. Here’s hoping it all somehow pays off in next week’s finale, though.The Gifted airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:The Gifted Season, Episode 13 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 12 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 11 Recaplast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | December 29, 2014 Merge and NextGen Partner to Provide Advanced Imaging Interoperability iConnect Network partnership enables electronic image ordering to improve workflow, reduce costs and meet regulatory requirements 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 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 | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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More lift means record number of Canadians heading to The Bahamas

first_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> More lift means record number of Canadians heading to The Bahamas NASSAU — For the first time in 10 years arrivals into the biggest airport in The Bahamas have surpassed pre-recession travel levels and much of the growth is being fuelled by the Canadian market.Some 151,454 passengers landed at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport in December 2017, and another 140,314 in January 2018, the largest numbers since the pre-recession holidays of 2007/2008.December’s increase was the highest in a single month, up nearly 15,000 over the second-best year a decade earlier. Preliminary results for March show a year-over-year increase of 24%.Several factors are credited for the spike, including an increase in airlift, the return of Sunwing Airlines, the strengthening of the Canadian dollar and a brutally cold winter in the U.S. northeast and Canada.Tourism officials also credit a marketing and promotional ramp-up by Ministry of Tourism and destination partners, especially in Canada and specific markets in the U.S. and U.K.“Canada is driving growth in international arrivals all on its own,” said Jan Knowles, VP, Marketing and Commercial Development.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaCanada has led the impact on the higher numbers with both WestJet and Air Canada seeing significant growth in their passenger numbers this season and capacity on flights averaging 89%, says Knowles.The bitter cold and a change in flight times help account for the Canadian boost.The so-called Baha Mar factor is yet to be quantified but officials report that nearly every U.S. airline has added seats in anticipation of increased demand driven by marketing of the new luxury resort and casino.The much-delayed US$4.2 billion beachfront Baha Mar opened its doors in April 2017 with the debut of the Grand Hyatt Baha.In late 2016, almost exactly two years after its planned launch date, Baha Mar Resort was sold to Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE) for a reported US$3.5 billion. Baha Mar was initially scheduled to open in December 2014.The SLS Baha Mar hotel is the latest opening at Baha Mar, making its debut in November 2017.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaOverall, a 15% increase is projected in non-U.S. international seat capacity through June 2018.More than 3.3 million passengers pass through LPIA every year with the airport serving 55 destinations via 24 airlines.center_img Travelweek Group Friday, March 23, 2018 Tags: Bahamas, Trend Watchlast_img read more

Saudi Arabia to market MICE capabilities by exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt

first_imgThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to launch its first international campaign to market the country as a destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions by exhibiting at IMEX in Frankfurt from May 16-18, 2017.Supported by a public relations campaign devised and implemented by London-based Clareville Communications, this marketing activity by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in association with the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau will highlight the extensive range of more than 600 first class hotels, convention and exhibition facilities available in the leading cities across the country.The marketing initiative is a practical step in line with Vision 2030 announced in April 2016, setting out economic and social policies designed to move the Kingdom’s economy away from its dependence on oil. Hosting business events is one of the focal points of the reforms, along with leisure and religious tourism, all means to generate both revenue and employment.Tariq A Al-Essa, Executive Director, Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau, explains, “As the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX in Frankfurt is the perfect place for us to meet thousands of influential event and meetings buyers face-to-face and to show them the opportunities in Saudi Arabia and many superb facilities that we could offer them.”last_img read more

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first_imgReported by Kelly Carter for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineOUT OF AFRICA Singer Kylie Minogue covered 27 countries, 55 cities and over 52,000 miles during her Aphrodite concert tour. But during the final stretch of her 150-day journey, which ended in South Africa, the Grammy winner opted not to simply relax in her luxurious accommodations at The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City but instead go on safari at the five-star Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge. While looking for Big Five wildlife during an afternoon game drive at Pilanesberg Game Reserve, the lodge’s assistant GM Peter Breedveld stopped the jeep, hopped out andbegan a tutorial on elephant dung, explaining that some believe it can be smoked to cure a headache. Minogue gamely grabbed the dung with both hands so she could pose for photos with it. Afterward, she and her crew visited the lodge, where cocktails awaited in the cigar lounge. Minogue gave 12 concert tickets to Shepherd’s Tree staffers and Tweeted, “Thanks for the safari ride Peter!! Giraffe, hippos, rhino, monkeys, zebras and more. Beautiful South Africa!!”www.shepherdstree.co.zaTHE GODDESS WEARS VALENTINO She walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards in an elegant Valentino gown and sat in the coveted front row for Valentino’s fall/winter 2011/2012 couture show in Paris—and this summer Anne Hathaway even spent a long weekend on the yacht belonging to Valentino Garavani, who founded the fashion house and retired in 2008. Hathaway, who stars as Catwoman in next summer’s highly anticipated blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, escaped to Capri with boyfriend Adam Shulman and enjoyed the comforts of T.M. Blue One, a 152-foot floating palace built by Picchiotti with room to accommodate up to 10 guests.FAMILY TIES Actress and television personality Lisa Rinna celebrated her birthday in San Diego with her actor husband Harry Hamlin and daughters Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray. After checking into a luxurious Rock Star Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Rinna enjoyed a relaxing massage at the hotel’s RockSpa. “I loved the spa—very lovely, private and chic,” she said. Later, the family dined at famed Japanese restaurant Nobu, where she received a toasted coconut and fresh passion fruit cream cake with buttercream frosting emblazoned with “Happy Birthday Lisa.” While in San Diego, the family took in several of the city’s most famed attractions, including a guided tour of the world-famous San Diego Zoo.www.hardrockhotelsd.comlast_img read more

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