BC government intends to crack down on hidden ownership of real estate

first_imgVICTORIA – The British Columbia government is taking steps to end opportunities to anonymously invest and hide wealth in real estate.Finance Minister Carole James says a new, publicly accessible registry is being created to identify the owners of real estate in the province.A news release from the Ministry of Finance says the first-of-its-kind registry in Canada is aimed at improving transparency in the real estate market while ensuring owners pay their share of taxes.Law enforcement agencies, tax auditors, as well as federal and provincial regulators will be able to access the registry when seeking details for any investigations.Draft legislation, including a proposed land owner transparency act, has been included in a white paper posted on a government website and is open for feedback until Aug. 19.The Finance Ministry says the legislation will also create a federal-provincial working group on tax fraud and money laundering.James says the registry would improve B.C.’s reputation as a place for anonymous or covert property transactions.“Right now in B.C., real estate investors can hide behind numbered companies, offshore and domestic trusts, and corporations,” James says in the release.“Ending this type of hidden ownership in real estate will help us fight tax evasion, tax fraud and money laundering,” she says.last_img read more

Head of Quebecs anticorruption unit to step down next month

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is stepping down next month.Robert Lafreniere has been the organization’s commissioner since 2011.His second mandate was set to end in 2021.The unit, which is known by its French-language acronym UPAC, said today Lafreniere’s resignation will take effect Nov. 2.Earlier this year, then-public security minister Martin Coiteux released two reports on the work climate within UPAC.An accompanying statement at the time said the Liberal government observed “that improvements had been noted but that work remains to be done.”Lafreniere agreed at the time that certain aspects related to work organization, particularly the management of human resources, had been neglected. News of his resignation comes as Quebecers vote in a provincial election.last_img read more


first_imgThis summer Global also brings its Royal fans Meghan and Harry Plus One, a one-hour special airing Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by CBS This Morning Co-Host Gayle King, Meghan and Harry Plus One looks at the changes in the life of American-born Meghan Markle since marrying Prince Harry, and the arrival of the couple’s royal heir who will be the first British-American child to be in line for the throne. Plus, the special will go behind the headlines and the rumors, and includes interviews with royal insiders and Meghan’s friends to learn how the couple has adapted to their new lives together and how they have navigated the positive and negative aspects that come with being royal.    Also new to Global’s schedule is action-adventure series Blood & Treasure, premiering with a special two-hour episode Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Moving to its regular time slot at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday, May 28, the serialized, globe-trotting drama stars Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow) and Sofia Pernas (The Brave) as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief, respectively, who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Mystery and suspense continue this summer on Global with new series The Inbetween airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 29. The character-driven drama follows Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer, Love Child), who was born with a rare ability to see and communicate with the dead and now helps detectives solve murder cases.Rounding out the schedule are Global’s returning hits including the seventh and final season of the modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson drama, Elementary, which begins its farewell season Thursday, May 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile Season 2 of Instinct starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic returns Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and then summer’s favourite gameshow The Wall hits new heights with Season 3 in a special two hour premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Viewers can watch Global’s lineup on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or catch up the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App (now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Series Production Credits:Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes), Jocelyn Hamilton(Private Eyes), Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes), and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal).Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. Season 3 is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, James Thorpe, Alan Mccullough, James Thorpe, Alexandra Zarowny, Derek Schreyer and Tassie Cameron. Meghan and Harry Plus One is produced by the team at 48 HOURS and is executive produced by Judy Tygard and Patti Aronofsky. Blood & Treasure is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content. Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia, Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, Mark Vlasic, Howard T. Owens and Michael Dinner serve as executive producers. Elementary is executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Jason Tracey, Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Robert Goodman for CBS Television Studios. Instinct is produced by CBS Television Studios, Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Alan Cumming serve as executive producers. Meghan and Harry Plus One, Blood & Treasure, Elementary, and Instinct are all distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.The Inbetween is produced by Universal Television, NBCU International Television Studio and Heyday Television. Moira Kirland, David Heyman, Nancy Cotton, Matthew Gross executive produce. Charlotte Sieling executive produced and directed the pilot. While “The Wall” is a collaboration between Glassman Media and SpringHill.The Wall was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio. LeBron James, Chris Hardwick, Maverick Carter and Andrew Glassman executive produce.Source: Numeris PPM Data, SM18(May 27 – Aug 26/18) vs. SM17(May 28 – Aug27/17), confirmed data, 3+ airings, National CDN CONV ENG Stations, Total Canada, Ind. 2+/A2554 AMA(000)SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @GlobalTV Facebook: Facebook.com/GlobalTV/Instagram: Instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, April 15, 2019 – Global announced today the first wave of premiere dates for its 2019 summer schedule. Featuring a fresh lineup combining standout original series, a newly acquired Royal special, two new dramas, and returning fan favourites, Global’s schedule is packed with thrilling mystery, provocative storytelling, and comedic relief.Headlining the new summer lineup are two of Global’s highly anticipated returning original series. Following two successful seasons which received great critic acclaim across North America, the third and final chapter of 2019 Canadian Screen Award-winning drama Mary Kills People kicks off the summer schedule beginning Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. From Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures, Season 3 picks up five months after last season’s shocking finale that left the fate of Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) up in the air. Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), along with her partner Desmond “Des” Bennett (Richard Short), return to face the complications of running their newly established “death retreat”. In anticipation of the final chapter, viewers can watch the first and second season of Mary Kills People on GlobalTV.com or Global GO (available for Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Then, Shade and Angie are back on the case as last summer’s #1 Canadian scripted series Private Eyes, which grew its audience year-over-year (19% for A25-54 and 25% for 2+) returns with 12 new episodes beginning Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following the shocking arrest of wisecracking PI Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson), Season 3 begins with her behind bars where she meets an intimidating inmate played by guest star, Canadian icon Jann Arden. The new season also welcomes notable guest stars including Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox, award-winning actor Gordon Pinsent, and William Shatner, who reprises his role as rival PI Norm Glinski. Returning for Season 3 are familiar faces including Samantha Wan as Zoe, Ennis Esmer as Detective Mazhari, Jordyn Negri as Jules, Barry Flatman as Don, and joining the cast Ruth Goodwin as Officer Danica Powers. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Belgium Libyan ambassador Accused of Attempting to Rape His Moroccan Maid

Rabat – The Libyan ambassador in Belgium is accused of trying to rape his Moroccan maid.Karima Chellai, 47, filed a complaint against Libyan Ambassador to Brussels Mabrouk Mohamed Milad, saying that he attempted to rape her inside his official residence located at Woluwe-St-Pierre in Brussels.Last October, the Moroccan maid said, the Libyan ambassador took advantage of the absence of his wife and children who travelled to Libya and tried to rape her by forcibly removing her clothes. Karima added that she had resisted the attack and managed to fight her way out by pushing her employer off the bed to the floor. A back injury deterred the ambassador from going on with his rape attempts.The victim confirmed that her employer tried repeatedly to rape her. She said that he was harassing her sexually in the kitchen and tried to kiss her against her will. He also attempted to touch intimate parts of her body, she added.Karima, working as a domestic worker since 2013, said that she had not experienced any problems with the previous ambassador. The problems have begun with the arrival of the new ambassador in the beginning of the year.She stepped down on November 10th and filed a complaint against the ambassador on November 25th, supported by her work colleagues.The Libyan ambassador held a meeting with staff members of the embassy on November 12 to discuss the complaint made against him. The meeting decided that to “save the reputation of Libya and the embassy”, the ambassador will have to leave Belgium and follow up the matter with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,545.54, down 77.37 points):Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $26.42 on 18,668,952 shares. Nexen announced Monday that it is being acquired by China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) in a US$15-billion deal that, if successful, will be China’s largest ever overseas acquisition.Yellow Media Inc. (TSX:YLO). Directory publisher. Down three cents, or 35.29 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 11,212,321 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.25 per cent, at $11.83 on 7,029,366 shares.CIC Energy Corp. (TSX:ELC). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 13.38 per cent, at $1.78 on 5,736,979 shares.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 32 cents, or 4.23 per cent, at $7.89 on 4,989,478 shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 37 cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $33.76 on 4,364,087 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,166.47 down 7.69 points):Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSX:PRY). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $1.78 on 7,821,512 shares.Canamex Resources Corp. (TSX:CSQ). Miner. Down four cents, or 11.27 per cent, at 31.5 cents on 5,493,801 shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down three cents, or 0.78 per cent, at $3.80 on 941,519 shares. Bombardier will supply 20 additional light rail vehicles to Manchester’s transit system in the United Kingdom.The option is part of the contract signed with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 2007 and is valued at roughly US$51 million, with Bombardier’s share valued at about US$38 million.Noranda Income Fund (TSX:NIF.UN). Zinc miner. Down 20 cents, or 4.21 per cent, at $4.55 on 62,636 shares. Norando’s CEO, Eva Carissimi, says that while zinc demand is expected to remain steady in the third quarter, a slowdown in the manufacturing sector could have longer-term negative effects. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2012 5:44 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Coaches the yin and yang of Ohio State mens soccer

Men’s soccer coaches John Bluem (left) and Frank Speth discuss strategy before a game against Cal State Fullerton Sept. 6, 2009, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsKnowing the other’s thoughts and habits and finishing each others’ sentences are just some of the qualities assistant coach Frank Speth said are present in his relationship with coach John Bluem. The two have been coaching together longer than some of their current players have been alive.Bluem is in his 17th year as head coach for the Ohio State men’s soccer team and Speth has been his assistant for 14 of those years. While at OSU, the two have accounted for all eight of the program’s NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the College Cup in 2007 and the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships in 2009.Prior to coming to OSU, Bluem was the head coach at Fresno State University, with Speth serving as assistant during his three seasons with the Bulldogs. All three seasons ended with the Bulldogs finishing in first place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference, including the 1994 season, in which the Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 3 overall.Bluem said since they’ve known each other, their relationship has transcended their work on the field.“I’d say we are good friends and that we do socialize off the field quite a bit,” he said. “We socialize with Cindy (Speth) and Bethany (Bluem) (their wives) and the four of us do things together. So over the last 20 years, it’s even longer that we’ve known each other because I knew Frank for about three years before he became my assistant out there, so we’ve known each other and shared a lot over the last 20, 25 years.”Speth said he views himself and Bluem as a “yin and yang” and that such a long relationship has allowed them to be largely on the same page.“It goes between all the years on the field and recruiting and then socially you get to know each other and you obviously develop a very good friendship,” Speth said. “Just the memories and experiences that you shared together and a lot of the same thoughts and a lot of the same philosophies, so it’s just probably the biggest thing is the friendship off the field as well.”Speth said that off-field relationship and other shared ideals help the two work together with players.“Just like with any other relationship, the honor system sort of (speaks) where you feel a lot more free to voice your opinion because you’ve been together for so long, so I’m not worried or afraid to tell him what I think about this player or that player just like he’s not (afraid to either),” Speth said. “So we really get into some conversations concerning players, both pros and cons, but I think because of the relationship and friendship, I think it’s easier to put it all on the table and just say this is how I see this guy based on past experience and what I’ve seen.”The Buckeyes are off to a slow start to the 2013-14 season and have an overall record of 2-6-4 and have yet to record any Big Ten wins, going 0-2-1 record in conference play. Bluem said Speth’s training sessions with the team help the players immensely.“He’s a no-nonsense guy. He’s hard on (the players) and he’s fair, and they know that and respect him for that,” Bluem said. “One of the things that I like about Frank the most is that he makes the training sessions good, they are conducive to improving the players — and they’re fun.”Buckeye senior defender Sage Gardner has started all four seasons since coming to OSU and has been the team captain for the last two. Gardner said he has always had a good relationship with both of the coaches.“All four years it’s been positive, and I knew Frank a little bit coming in so I’ve always felt comfortable coming here,” he said. “I think it has definitely grown over the years, I think we’re a little more comfortable with each other, coach Bluem and I, and I think he’s good at handing over some of the responsibility and team leadership to me over the past four years, so it’s definitely been a positive relationship that’s evolved.”Another player who has gotten to know both coaches in the last four years is redshirt-senior defender Ben Killian, who said he has the “utmost respect” for his coaches.“I’m pretty close with both of them. They are great guys, great guys to talk to,” he said. “They know the game, they’ve been around it for many years and national title finalists, so when it comes to soccer they know it. They know the game inside and out. Every day I just try to learn as much as I can from them.”Bluem also mentioned how the long-lasting relationship has led to great respect and admiration for Speth.“Obviously, we have a very good relationship,” Bluem said. “To be honest with you, I think we coach the team together. I’m the head coach in name and he is the associate head coach in name, but when we work together I feel like he has as much to say with what’s going on with the program as I do. I respect his opinion completely and he’s an incredible, valuable associate to have.” read more

GWI contractor facing fraud charges granted bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMason facing break-and-entry charge granted bailOctober 10, 2018In “Court”Poultry farmer charged for fraud, placed on $100,000 bailJuly 19, 2017In “Court”Former GWI employee slapped with 18 counts of fraudApril 2, 2019In “Court” A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) contractor was on Wednesday granted bail by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore after he was slapped with two counts of fraud when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Trevor Glasgow, 47, of Lot 9 Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to both charges after it was read to him by Magistrate Azore.Both charges stated that between September 4 and 12, 2018 at Vlissingen Road, Georgetown with intent to defraud he forged a GWI gate pass for obtaining several buckets owned by the company.The prosecutor made no objections to bail and Glasgow’s attorney in his application for bail told the court that there is no evidence to prove that his client’s handwriting was on the forged gate pass.As a result Magistrate Azore granted Glasgow bail in the sum of $100,000 and adjourned his matter until October 31. read more

International Mining Technology Hall of Fame runners up

first_imgCompetition was fierce for the inductions to be celebrated at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com)- lead sponsor Stantec. An article on the runners up has now been posted http://www.im-halloffame.com/more-great-innovators/. Unless otherwise requested, those runners up roll over for possible induction in 2016. Don’t forget to get your nominations in, by the start of August next year. The article elaborates on those who came so close, like Gekkos’ Sandy Grey, Bob Lipic of mti, Dick Stahura of Martin Engineering, Founder and Chairman of Trolex John Pierce-Jones and Micromine’s Graeme Tuder. Dr Peter Kaiser, the Founding Director of the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) at CEMI, ran close in Underground Development, as did Morris Medd of Redpath. Dale Elphinstone was highly commended in Underground Load and haul. Rick Howes, CEO at Dundee Precious Metals has a made a transformational contribution to the industry with his work at Chelopech mine in Bulgaria. Deane Tunaley and Stuart Thomson developed Orica’s Vistis™ and Vistan™ aiming for a practical higher- energy, higher-velocity of detonation explosive that would make the downstream grinding processes more efficient. Not too far behind in the voting for Outstanding Innovator were Nick Hazen and Sverker Hartwig. Hazen is President and CEO of Hazen Research. Atlas Copco’s Hartwig has long been a driving force in advancing rapid underground development.last_img read more

Gardaí investigating crash between Fire Brigade vehicle and taxi

first_imgA DUBLIN FIRE Brigade ‘ladder unit’ is currently off the road for repairs after it was involved in a crash with a taxi in west Dublin.Gardaí are investigating the incident, which happened on the Con Colbert Road/South Circular Road junction close to Heuston Station at around 10.30pm on Monday night.It’s understood the Fire Brigade vehicle was hit on the right hand side.The taxi was badly damaged, and two passengers had to be cut out of the vehicle — however no-one was seriously hurt in the collision.The fire service vehicle — which is used to transport extra-high ladders for use when responding to incidents at taller buildings — was on its way to a call-out in Lucan at the time.It will be off the road for several weeks as repairs are carried out.As a result of the incident, there are now just two ladder units serving Dublin city and county; there are usually three such vehicles on call at any given time, with a fourth in reserve — however the engine that would normally serve as the standby vehicle is itself off the road with a mechanical fault.“This is indicative of the total lack of sufficient resilience in the fleet,” a Dublin Fire Brigade station officer told TheJournal.ie. “Management were warned years ago that the current vehicles were coming to the end of their life-cycles — but they’ve consistently failed to do anything about it.”The ladder engine will be out of service for up to a month as side panels are replaced and other repairs are carried out by an outside contractor.The location where the crash happened is a notorious black spot for emergency vehicles, the station officer said.“There are tall walls all around the area, with sirens bouncing off — so there’s a theory that the acoustics make it difficult for drivers to know where vehicles are coming from.”A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said they were currently investigating the matter, but had further comment to make on the incident.Read: Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency callsRead: Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on boardlast_img read more

Osama bin Laden tipped off CIA with lack of internet and phone

first_imgAfter almost a decade of searching for Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader, portrayed as the man behind the 9/11 attacks, was killed Sunday by U.S. officials. The attack took just 40 minutes, but 10 years of searching had some U.S. citizens unsure if Bin Laden would ever be found. So, how did the CIA finally find Bin Laden? It appears there were a few things that tipped officials off after they found a mansion they suspected to be the hiding place of Bin Laden.Bin Laden wasn’t hiding in a cave somewhere, but was actually camped in a million-dollar mansion near a police station and military headquarters in the city of Abbottabad in Pakistan. His mansion is said to be about eight times larger than those around it. One of the largest clues to tip off officials was that the large compound didn’t have a phone line or an internet connection, whereas all of the surrounding mansions did.AdChoices广告There were a few other blatant clues, like the fact that the three-story mansion didn’t put its trash out for collection like its neighbors. Instead, it burned its trash. Another giveaway was that the mansion is behind 18-foot walls that were covered in barbed wire — not your typical mansion. It also has internal walls that turn the compound into a labyrinth of sorts. Also, you’d expect to see large, lavish windows in a mansion that’s eight times larger than the neighboring homes, but officials said there were very few windows.The entire world now knows the whereabouts of Bin Laden’s compound, and thanks to Google Maps, you can now easily find the location in the map of northern Pakistan. The location may not be 100-percent exact, but it does confirm that Bin Laden was not hiding in a cave in the middle of nowhere, but among the everyday citizens of Pakistan. The location is actually a pretty big tourist site, and photos from Google Maps show lush trees among the Abbottabad Mountains.If you click on Google’s pinpoint of the compound, you can see the Place page, which shows hundreds of user reviews expressing their excitement about Bin Laden finally being terminated.With the news of Bin Laden’s death hitting Twitter first, it’s clear that technology is playing a much larger and different role than it did 10 years ago when Google told people to check the news on TV for the most up to date info during the 9/11 attacks. Now, we’re able to get news, whether it’s 100-percent accurate or not, first from Twitter and blogs, and see updates to Google Maps within hours of an event. Technology has changed the way we get our news, and in the case of Bin Laden’s lack of Internet and phone connections, it can also lead to the end of a decade-long search.Google Maps via Gizmodo, Mashablelast_img read more

Galaxy Note 80 spotted in the wild ahead of MWC 2013 launch

first_imgSamsung already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and now it’s been photographed in the hands of one lucky user. Unfortunately, while it was spotted out in the open no details about the tablet’s internals were revealed.What’s now clear is that Samsung has chosen to style the Galaxy Note 8.0 more like its smaller siblings than the 10-inch model. The bottom edge of the device features a physical home button flanked by two capacitive buttons. There’s a front-facing camera at the top, and it’s situated next to the requisite proximity and light sensors. In the lone shot that shows the back of the Galaxy Note 8.0, there doesn’t appear to be a flash next to its rear-facing camera. While the tablet photographed is white, it’s hard to imagine Samsung not offering additional color options like it does with the other Note devices.Rumored specs for the Galaxy Note 8.0 include (what else?) a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 1280 x 800 display, and a minimum of 16GB of internal storage. You can also count on it being thin and light — probably not Sony Xperia Tablet Z thin and light, but still pretty svelte. Battery life should be on par with the Tegra 3-powered Nexus 7 since the Galaxy Note 8.0 is said to pack a 4300mAh battery.More Dday.it (translated)last_img read more

Google Pages les entreprises pourront créer des espaces dédiés

first_imgGoogle + Pages : les entreprises pourront créer des espaces dédiésGrâce à Google + Pages, les sociétés pourront désormais mettre en place un espace dédié à leurs actualités.Le réseau Google+ abritera donc des pages dédiées aux entreprises qui pourraient y mettre leurs offres promotionnelles ou encore indiquer la sortie de leurs nouveaux produits. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Diverses possibilités s’offrent aux utilisateurs et Google proposera même aux visiteurs un widget pour pouvoir recommander une marque. Il sera également possible, tout comme les comptes habituels, de créer un cercle d’amis, d’entretenir une conversation vidéo ou d’ajouter le fameux  bouton +1.Il est déjà possible de créer sa page à cet endroit, ou simplement de voir un exemple comme celui de la page dédiée à Gmail (lien non disponible), la messagerie  de Google.Après avoir soigné son entrée sur le monde de l’entreprise, le réseau social de Google multiplie les actes de séduction en proposant de nombreuses solutions. Reste à savoir maintenant si ces efforts seront couronnés de succès pour la firme de Mountain View.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 21:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Découverte doeufs de dinosaures ovales comme ceux des oiseaux

first_imgDécouverte d’oeufs de dinosaures ovales, comme ceux des oiseaux !Des oeufs de dinosaures du Crétacé Supérieur ont été découverts en Espagne, au sud des Pyrénées. Ils ont la particularité d’être de forme ovoïde asymétrique, alors que les oeufs de dinosaures de cette époque sont habituellement symétriques et allongés. Proches de ceux d’oiseaux actuels, les oeufs découverts tendent à confirmer l’existence d’un ancêtre commun.Des recherches menées par la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) et la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) ont permis de découvrir des oeufs de dinosaures un peu particuliers… des oeufs de forme ovale. Une trouvaille qui apporte un indice de plus en faveur de l’hypothèse selon laquelle les dinosaures théropodes non aviaires et les oiseaux auraient un ancêtre commun.C’est la paléontologue Nieves Lopez Martinez de l’UCM, décédée en décembre 2010, qui a découvert les oeufs ovoïdes asymétriques. Avec l’aide du paléontologue Enric Vicens de l’UAB, Lopez a effectué une analyse exhaustive de sa découverte qui a récemment été publiée dans la revue Journal of Paleontology. Le nouvel oeuf, baptisé “sankofa pyrenaica”, a été découvert dans deux gisements très proches de la Sierra del Montsec, dans le Lleida, de chaque côté de la route de Terradets. Une zone située au sud des Pyrénées qui était déjà connu pour sa richesse en gisements d’oeufs de dinosaures. Dans cette région, ces trésors de paléontologie correspondent en majorité aux dinosaures du Crétacé Supérieur, c’est-à-dire datant de plus de 70 millions d’années.Des richesses quasiment intactesAujourd’hui, le lieu est situé à une centaine de kilomètres de la mer Méditerranée. Mais à l’époque du Crétacé Supérieur, le paysage consistait en un littoral bordé de plages et deltas qui ont gagné du terrain sur la mer par accumulation de sédiments. Les oeufs se sont ainsi déposés dans les bancs de sable des plages et les plaines alluviales. Le sable et la boue se sont ensuite changés peu à peu en grès et en marne. Durant cette transformation de quelques millions d’années, des grandes variétés de fossiles ont été emprisonnées, notamment des oeufs de dinosaures.D’après l’étude, les spécimens découverts sont des oeufs de petite taille, mesurant 7 centimètres de haut et 4 centimètres de diamètre, avec une coquille d’épaisseur égale à 0,27 millimètres. Si la plupart d’entre eux ont été retrouvés brisés en petits fragments, des oeufs quasiment intacts ont également été dénichés. Ce sont ces derniers qui ont permis de connaître la taille des oeufs avec précision. D’ailleurs, tous les spécimens découverts appartiennent à la même espèce. Les chercheurs de la UAB expliquent ainsi : “La principale différence avec d’autres oeufs datant de la même époque est cette forme asymétrique, très similaire à celle des oeufs de poule. Les spécimens les plus complets montrent clairement une forme ovale, peu commune chez les oeufs du Crétacé Supérieur et ressemblant de près aux oeufs d’oiseaux actuels”. La forme des oeufs a été confirmée par des analyses mathématiques. De plus, de nombreuses caractéristiques minérales et structurales des coquilles ont montré que les oeufs avaient dû être pondus par des petits théropodes non aviaires.Les oiseaux et les dinosaures, de lointains parents ?Or, la forme de ces oeufs est une caractéristique unique pour les oeufs de théropodes de cette époque. Elle suggère un lien entre ces animaux et les oiseaux, alors que les oeufs de dinosaures non aviaires sont en général symétriques et allongés. D’après les chercheurs : “L’asymétrie des oeufs des oiseaux est due à la physiologie de ces animaux. Les oeufs prennent cette forme à cause d’un unique canal oviducte qui ne peut pas former plus d’un oeuf à la fois. Dans ce cas, l’isthme, la région de l’oviducte qui génère la membrane de la coquille, confère cette forme asymétrique à l’oeuf”. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Grâce à cette forme, l’extrémité la plus élargie de l’oeuf peut contenir une “bourse” d’air qui facilite la respiration de l’embryon d’oiseau dans les dernières étapes de son développement. Il s’agit d’un chemin évolutif qu’on pensait encore très peu développé chez les dinosaures. Jusqu’à cette découverte, seul un spécimen d’oeuf trouvé en Argentine correspondait à un oiseau primitif de la même époque, avec des caractéristiques similaires. Cette nouvelle découverte renforce donc l’hypothèse, validée par des données morphologiques et génétiques, selon laquelle un ancêtre commun aux oiseaux et dinosaures non aviaires aurait existé.Le 21 juillet 2012 à 14:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Smart grocery store Grand Opening this Saturday

first_img MAX’S MINI MART TO CARRY LEADING CARIBBEAN CHICKEN AT PROVO STORE Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you One thousand dollars in grocery in one minute at Smartcenter_img Related Items:downtown, smart grocery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – This Saturday, it’s your day so head to the New Graceway Supermarket – SMART – in down town Provo. Grand Opening this Saturday March 28, with in store giveaways, complimentary cake and you can win up to $500 in Groceries, plus surprises from LIME, InterCaribbean Airways and Digicel. Five Cays & Kew Town got their balloon savings yesterday, maybe today it will be your part of town. Smart opens this Saturday March 28 at 7am.last_img

BG schools hearing focuses on district boundaries

first_imgThe Battle Ground School District will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss proposed adjustments to its five “director districts.”The boundaries under discussion define the area which each elected board member must live. They do not impact where students attend school. Monday’s hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Building C at the Lewisville campus, 406 N.W. Sixth Ave., Battle Ground.The board is expected to take action at its Dec. 12 meeting, also at the Lewisville campus.State law requires school director districts are redistricted after each 10-year census, in order to make each roughly equivalent in population while keeping each as compact as possible. You can view the proposed new boundaries online at battlegroundps.org by clicking “School Board” at right.last_img

Karen Thomson Emergency childcare must be flexible

first_imgWith all the legislation surrounding what working parents are entitled to when it comes to childcare arrangements, it can so often be confusing to say the least. However, an employer, regardless of what legislation dictates they must do, should instead consider the benefits of being flexible, and perhaps offering tax-saving schemes such as a salary sacrifice arrangement for childcare vouchers to help to cut costs too.I can utterly understand some of the frustration, particularly for smaller employers, because there are so many childcare, and emergency childcare, options available now.One option is working from home, and while I am not suggesting that employers should, or can always accept, that a person can work with children running around, often parents will use some form of daycare facility and work around their commitments, such as school hours and housework.But emergencies will arise when it comes to children and no parent is likely to be able to ignore the school saying they must collect them, or the pleas of a sick child, so should employers?Employers can offer employer-supported childcare facilities, for example, an on-site crèche, or perhaps get together with a group of employers to provide a nursery within a complex. This means when there is an emergency, working parents are on-site and the best bit is it is not taxable, even if offered for free.Karen Thomson is director, group payroll services at Armstrong Watsonlast_img read more

Robert Smith Teases New Cure Album Confirms Tour Dates

first_img Twitter Facebook Email The Cure frontman revealed that fans can expect the band’s first new album in over a decade in early 2019Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 14, 2018 – 2:18 pm Yesterday, on Dec. 13, the iconic GRAMMY-nominated group the Cure was announced as one of the 2019 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Following the exciting news, frontman Robert Smith shared in an interview that it’s only a matter of weeks before the group finishes up work on their first studio album since 2008. Robert Smith Confirms New Cure Album robert-smith-teases-new-cure-album-confirms-tour-dates Shortly after Meltdown, on Sept. 21, Smith shared an excited update via Twitter: “WE WILL BE HEADLINING AROUND 20 FESTIVALS NEXT SUMMER – MOSTLY IN EUROPE – DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON thecure.com AND facebook.com/thecure/ WHEN WE GET THEM.”Smith should probably just take over for Santa Claus this year, because indeed the Cure’s site currently lists 18 European summer music festivals, including Mad Cool Fest in Madrid, plus two spring shows in South Africa, giving fans exactly 20 festivals, mostly in Europe, where you can catch the group performing.Topping it off with new music on the way, we’re currently singing “it’s Friday, I’m in love.”Stevie Nicks Scores Her Second Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame InductionRead more Robert Smith Teases New Cure Album, Confirms Tour Dates News Smith’s interview with SiriusXM Volume may have only been 23 seconds long, but it gave enough information to show that the legendary group who put out such ’80s and ’90s classics like 1987’s “Just Like Heaven” and 1992’s “Friday I’m In Love” definitely still have some musical gems up their sleeves.”Primarily because of the Meltdown [music festival] thing and seeing all these new bands, I’ve listened to so many new bands and met so many of them, it’s kind of inspired me to do something new,” Smith shared. “We’re going in about six weeks’ time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”Meltdown, according to the organizers, is the “U.K.’s longest-running artist-curated music festival.” Smith led the charge for their 25th anniversary in June 2018, which included artists like GRAMMY winners Nine Inch Nails, GRAMMY nominees Death Cab For Cutie and post-rock group Mogwai on the impressive lineup. Smith himself closed out the festival on a high note, with the Cure performing a 28-song, two-part set, for one of the group’s only shows in 2018.last_img read more

PM Hasina orders stern action against Nusrats killers

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to the book and take stern actions against the killers of Sonagazi madrasah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.“The prime minister directed the law enforcement agencies to expose the culprits who are involved in the killing of Nusrat to justice and take punitive action against them,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.The PM expressed deep shock and sorrow at the tragic death of Nusrat who was set on fire on 6 April and succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital last night, he said.Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.“Nusrat died around 9.30pm last night,” Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery’s chief coordinator at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Samanta Lal Sen told reporters.The PM earlier directed health authorities to ensure best possible treatment for the 18-year-old Nusrat.“The prime minister called me up and asked us to take steps to send her to Singapore for her (Nusrat’s) better treatment,” Samanta Lal told reporters on Monday afternoon.Nusrat JahanHe also said the premier issued directives to contact a Singapore hospital and “send her there, if they (Singapore hospital) agree to treat her”.But doctors at the facility said Nusrat’s condition made it difficult for her treatment abroad as 80 per cent of her body including the respiratory system were burnt exposing her to breathing problems.Nusrat had accused Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasah principal Sirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on 27 March while she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on 6 April when she went to the madrasah to appear in the HSC equivalent “Alim” examination.A group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooge, took Nusrat to the rooftop and set her on fire in a bid to kill her.Feni police said the principal was already behind the bar in another case while they launched a manhunt to catch the culprits who tried to kill her.last_img read more

Confederate Monuments Removed Overnight in Baltimore

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.This photo shows the empty pedestal of the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Wyman Park early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, after workers took it and several other Confederate monuments down overnight in the city. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told The Baltimore Sun that crews began removing the city’s four Confederate monuments late Tuesday and finished around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.“It’s done,” Pugh told the newspaper. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”Video taken by WBAL-TV shows workers using a crane to lift the towering monument to Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson onto a flatbed truck in the dark.Workers remove a monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, after it was taken down in Baltimore. Local news outlets reported that workers hauled several monuments away early Wednesday, days after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)Pugh said Monday that she had contacted two contractors about removing the monuments, but declined to say when they would come down, saying she wanted to prevent the kind of violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia. Pugh said at the time that she wants the statues to be placed in Confederate cemeteries elsewhere in Maryland.A commission appointed by the previous mayor recommended removing a monument to Marylander Roger B. Taney, the Supreme Court justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision denying citizenship to African-Americans, as well as a statue of two Virginians — the Confederate generals Lee and Jackson.Instead, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake put up signs calling them propaganda designed to falsify history and support racial intimidation.The empty pedestal of the former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney sits before dawn Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, after workers took several Confederate monuments down overnight in the city. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)Baltimore’s swift removal of the monuments comes days after what is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade — including neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members. They descended on Charlottesville for a rally prompted by the city’s decision to remove a monument to Lee.Violent clashes broke out between white nationalists and counterprotesters and a woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people who were there to condemn the white nationalists.A memorial service for 32-year-old Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning at a downtown Charlottesville theater.last_img read more

AFRO Facts July Edition

first_imgAs the “Black Media Authority,” the AFRO is committed to educating readers by sharing Black history, while also offering news, trends, issues and modern stories in the African American community. Beyond Black History month, the AFRO is featuring historic “AFRO Facts,” each month. In an effort to remind our readership of just how long we’ve been around, we are sharing content from our archives, where we’ve canonized Black history for 127 years. These important dates were major contributions and occurrences for Black people then and now. Below are some of July’s “AFRO Facts.”AFRO FactsJuly 11899 Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel music born.Thomas Dorsey1889 Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti.Frederick Douglass1873 James Smith First Black to enter West Point. 1873  Henry O. Flipper enters West Point Academy.1917 East St. Louis riots, occurs 1987 Three Black women become presidents of Black Colleges: Dr. Niara Sudarkasa,                  (Lincoln University); Dr. Johnetta Cole–(Spelman College) and Dr. Gloria Scott,                   (Bennett College)1962 Actor and producer, known for Homicide: Life on the Street, Actor Andre Braugher born 2014 Michelle Howard is the first Black female to become a four star Admiral in U.S. Navy.*****************************************July 21777 Vermont is the first colony to abolish slavery.1908- Thurgood Marshall bornThurgood Marshall1925 Civil Rights Fighter Medgar Evers born 1943 Lt. Charles Hall of  Brazil, Ind., was the first Black pilot to shoot down a Nazi plane*****************************************July 31775 Prince Hall Masons formed. The Prince Hall Masons are the oldest and largest group of Masons of African origin in the world. Today there are forty Grand Lodges of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, and Liberia.1956  Former TV Host from Baltimore, Montel Williams, bornMontel Williams1962 Jackie Robinson named to Baseball Hall of Fame*****************************************July 61931 Singer Della Reese born1949- Singer Phyllis Hyman born1957 Althea Gibson, first Black woman to win women’s title at Wimbledon Althea GibsonGibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950 and the first Black female athlete to compete and win a women’s title at Wimbledon, allowing her to successfully break barriers in other sports as well, such as golf.1971 Louis Armstrong diesLouis Armstrong*****************************************July 71948 Cleveland Indians sign Negro League’s Satchel Paige.1972 WNBA player Lisa Leslie born in Gardena, Calif., and signed a contract with the WNBA in 1997 She was also the first WNBA player to win a regular season MVP season.*****************************************July 81914 Jazz singer  William “Billy” Eckstine born.  Billy Eckstine died on March 8, 1993. Eckstine was an American jazz and pop artist. He faced many issues in his lifetime because of his mixed-race. He was one of the many artists to reshape jazz by the end of the decade.William “Billy” Eckstine2001Venus Williams reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time and lost, however when she teamed with her sister, together they successfully won the tier II tournament.2010  Harold David Blackwell died, mathematician and statistician is first Black elected to the National Academy of Sciences.last_img read more