first_imgOTTAWA — Installing solar panels already makes sense for most homeowners in Saskatchewan and Ontario but the National Energy Board says the abundance of cheap hydroelectricity in Quebec and Manitoba means solar power may never make much economic sense in those provinces.In Canada, long, dark winters means its unlikely solar will ever become the sole source of electricity anywhere.“The country cannot run solely on solar panels in the future,” said NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.The NEB today is releasing a study of the costs of solar compared to current electricity prices. It has an online site where Canadians can plug in their city name and find out whether there is an economic case for solar for them now or in the future.There are 20,000 communities across every province and territory included in the study that looked at both capacity to produce solar based on hours of sunlight, as well as the cost.The main finding of the study is that no matter the amount of sunlight, the only places where installing and running solar panels is already cheaper than paying for power from the electricity grids are the places where power rates are already really high. That is in Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and most places in Ontario.In provinces where power is still pretty cheap — mainly Manitoba and Quebec — the NEB says solar can sometimes cost more than twice as much as traditional power sources.In Saskatchewan, for example, where electricity costs are among the highest in the country, the break-even price for solar is already 93 per cent of the current average cost of power for homeowners. But next door in Manitoba, where hydro costs are among the lowest in the country, the solar price for homeowners is 176 per cent of the current cost of electricity. In Quebec it’s 223 per cent.Ontario’s time-of-day electricity rates make the cost of solar about 95 per cent of the average cost to buy power from the grid.Charlebois said the average cost for a 5 kilowatt solar installation is about $16,000 and that price is predicted to go down as much as 30 per cent in the next five or 10 years.The price to buy power from the grid is going up about two per cent a year. Between those increases and rebate programs for solar installations available in some provinces, over the next decade solar will start to beat the power grid price in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia, the NEB predicts.The price for power in Manitoba and Quebec is still so low that even once the cost of solar drops significantly, it is not expected to become competitive.The B.C. coast and the eastern edge of Newfoundland are among the worst places to generate solar power because they don’t get a lot of sunshine. The territories have higher costs to install solar because of the remoteness of most communities, but the high cost of power, often generated by diesel, makes solar significantly cheaper in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.Long term, even homeowners that use solar will need access to power grids for some of their power because the sun isn’t always shining and batteries can only store power for between four and 10 hours.The case for solar for businesses is slightly different because of differing power rates. Businesses in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Ontario may already find it cheaper to add solar panels than continue to buy power only from the grid. The NEB says rebate programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta will make solar more economical than traditional power over the next few years.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Login/Register With: “Our three 2017 shortlist finalists are all remarkable artists with significant careers dedicated to the creation of solid bodies of work that demonstrate the excellence of contemporary Canadian photography,” said Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and internationally renowned Canadian photo artist. “We look forward to announcing the winner of this year’s Scotiabank Photography Award on May 9.”Scotiabank has a long-standing history of acknowledging the importance of photography in Canada and around the world through the Scotiabank Photography Award, as the sponsor of the CONTACT Photography Festival, and as Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute – a global centre for excellence in photography at the National Gallery of Canada.The Scotiabank Photography Award Jury is composed of pre-eminent members of the Canadian arts community:Robert Enright, Professor and University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism, University of Guelph, Ontario, and Senior Contributing Editor Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, ManitobaMarie J. Jean, Executive and Artistic Director, VOX centre de l’image contemporaineMark Lewis, ArtistThe winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award will receive a cash prize of $50,000, a major solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, and a primary exhibition at the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. In addition, Gerhard Steidl of Germany will publish and internationally distribute a book of the winner’s work. The two shortlisted artists will receive cash prizes of $10,000 each.The 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Suzy Lake, will have a solo Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and beyond, open to the public free of charge, from April 28 to August 13, 2017.The 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award winner will be announced on May 9, 2017, at the Ryerson Image Centre. For more information about the prize please visit www.scotiabank.com/photoawardAbout ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $887 billion (as at January 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Scotiabank proudly celebrates the creative vision of Canada’s most gifted photographers with the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award shortlist finalists:Raymonde April, Montréal, QuébecDonigan Cumming, Montréal, QuébecShelley Niro, Brantford, OntarioKnown as one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious photography awards, the Scotiabank Photography Award recognizes the achievements of an established mid to later career artist and the outstanding contribution that he or she has made to contemporary art and photography in Canada.“The extraordinary 2017 finalists capture our imaginations, expose us to new ideas and enable us to see the world through a different lens,” said Barb Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer at Scotiabank. “Scotiabank is proud to play a role in celebrating excellence in Canadian contemporary photography and to help to raise the international profile of Canadian artists.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgChicago: Rapper R. Kelly has been released from jail here after the $161,000 he owed in child support was paid. The Cook County sheriff’s office said the money was paid on Saturday morning and he was set free shortly afterwards, reports bbc.com. It is unclear who made the singer’s payment. The R&B artist was last month charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was released on bail after spending three nights in jail. If convicted, he faces three to seven years in prison on each charge. As he walked out of jail on Saturday, CNN quoted him as saying: “We’re going to straighten all this stuff out.” The singer had been prepared to pay up to $60,000 of what he owed to his former wife, Andrea Kelly, and their three children, but the judge had required the full amount and ordered him detained. The singer’s defence attorney had previously said the singer was having financial difficulties and his finances were a “mess”. Kelly has been a target of a boycott campaign, and his recording contract has been cancelled.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: All episodes of a popular British talk show have been pulled from the internet and filming has been suspended after the reported suicide of a former guest Tuesday. Broadcaster ITV pulled its most popular daytime show “The Jeremy Kyle Show” off air indefinitely following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after he appeared on an episode. Dymond failed a lie-detector test taken on the show to convince his fiancee he had not cheated on her, leading to the couple splitting up, The Sun newspaper reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe show has been the focus of criticism over its confrontational style, which often pits romantic rivals against each other and has previously descended into violence. Conservative MP Charles Walker told the Daily Mail that ITV “would be best advised just to stop” the show permanently. “It’s a very, very unattractive TV show and I’m surprised it’s gone on so long,” he added. Manchester judge Alan Berg described the show in 2007 as a “morbid and depressing display of dysfunctional people whose lives are in turmoil,” calling it “human bear-baiting.” Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsITV wiped all episodes from its on-demand service the ITV Hub, and episodes will not air on ITV2. The show, which attracts around one million viewers per episode, is hosted by former insurance salesman Kyle and has run since 2005. The mental health consequences of reality TV shows has been in the spotlight in Britain following the deaths of two contestants on hit show “Love Island”. Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis were both found hanged in separate incidents.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI – Wearing his traditional Nehru-cap, 45-year old former bureaucrat-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal, head of the newcomer Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or Common Man’s Party, was sworn in on Saturday as Delhi’s youngest chief minister at Ramlila public park in Delhi as a massive crowd of nearly 100,000 people including party workers cheered him.  Kejriwal, whose party AAP made spectacular electoral debut in Delhi elections of December 4, rode the Delhi metro to the swearing-in ceremony  at the historic public park signifying his party’s promise of “ending the VIP culture” of India’s political capital.Saturday’s oath-taking ceremony was held at the public park on the request of Kejriwal as he wanted “common man” to attend the function. Kejriwal was sworn-in as chief minister by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. 1600 policemen were on guard as thousands of party workers and supporters cheered and waved brooms, AAP’s election symbol, as Kejriwal made a soul-stirring speech vowing to serve the people.“I appeal to my party let us never become arrogant,” Kejriwal said.“We are here to serve,” he said.Kejriwal, whose party emerged as a new ray of hope against rampant corruption in government, swore that he and his party will never offer or seek bribe.“Let us swear that we will never seek nor offer a bribe,” Kejriwal thundered as thousands of supporters including common men and women roared in assent.Kejriwal said that Saturday’s swearing-in ceremony was like every common man has become chief minister of Delhi.He termed the recent Delhi election as “miraculous” and “revolutionary” stressing that politics can de done with “honesty” and “integrity.“Till now we used to think that India cannot be saved from corruption but today the people of Delhi have shown that elections and politics can be done with honesty and integrity,” he said.Kejriwal said there is no problem that can’t be solved if there is unity.“There is no problem that we cannot solve if we unite,” he said maintaining that he has no magic wand to solve all the problems.“We don’t have a magic wand, but Delhi’s 1.5 crores (15 million) people can find a solution to anything,” he asserted.Kejriwal addressed a press conference soon after assuming charge of chief minister and announced that he would keep important portfolios including Home, Power, Finance and Vigilance.Kejriwal also reaffirmed his belief that he and his ministers won’t need police security and sprawling government bungalows as the “VIP culture” goes against the spirit of common man’s party.Hours after taking oath, the newly-formed Delhi cabinet decided that no minister or government official will be allowed to carry “red beacon” cars as it signifies “VIP Culture”.On December 23, in a handwritten letter, Kejriwal had formally notified the Delhi police that he does not need any security.“I don’t need any security. I don’t need any escort…God is my biggest security,” Kejriwal had written in the letter.Delhi police chief had written to Kejriwal that as a protocol they are bound to provide him top layer ‘Z’ security.AAP made a spectacular debut in Delhi elections by winning 28 of 70 seats in the new Assembly, whose elections results were declared on December 8. BJP emerged as the single largest party with 31 seats but refused to form a government as it was short of a majority. AAP formed the government with the external support of eight Congress lawmakers.AAP was born out of a country-wide anti-corruption movement spearheaded under the leadership of Gandhian social crusader Anna Hazare which demanded strong anti-corruption legislation against elected representatives and public officials. Kejriwal, a former income tax commissioner, rose to prominence in recent years as the ‘right-hand’ of Hazare.Both Hazare and Kejriwal parted ways after the latter decided to join politics a year ago, citing differences in political views.last_img read more

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The New York Yankees have placed Derek Jeter on the disabled list once again following a right quad injury he suffered last week.Jeter was injured in his first game back from rehab on July 11th against the Kansas City Royals. Prior to this, the captain short stop had already missed the first 91 games of the season because of a broken ankle he suffered last year.After straining his quad, the team doctors agreed to rest Jeter through the All-Star break. Now that the break is over, re-evaluations have shown that he still has an injury to the leg, which requires more rehab and rest.The New York Yankees will begin a three-game series Friday night at Fenway Park.

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Credit: Courtesy of NikeOn Saturday against Penn State, Ohio State will take the field at Ohio Stadium sporting a look different than its familiar scarlet and gray uniforms: black jerseys. Rumors about the possibility of the Buckeyes donning the alternate kits have been swirling for years, but on Oct. 3, Nike officially released an image of the exact style. The black jersey features big scarlet digits outlined in gray. On the sleeves, there is a scarlet stripe of medium thickness sandwiched between two smaller white stripes, which are then outlined by thinner gray stripes. For the pants, a similar looking stripe runs vertically down the side. The helmets — which junior running back Ezekiel Elliott called “beautiful” after OSU’s win over Maryland — are matte black, with black facemasks. Down the center of the dome piece runs the same style stripe from the pants and sleeves. “They’re gonna look sick,” junior defensive end Joey Bosa said. The idea for OSU to deviate from its usual scarlet tops and gray bottoms to the all-blacks came not from the athletic department or anyone in Columbus, but rather from Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. About two years ago, according to OSU athletic director Gene Smith, Nike pitched the possibility of veering away from the traditional threads for a game.The idea, however, was not as well received at first — at least for OSU coach Urban Meyer. “No way, no chance,” he said of when he initially heard of the concept.But then he saw them.“I looked and said ‘whoa,’ and it looked pretty sharp,” he said.  Meyer said after his approval Smith and others affiliated with the team — such as two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin — poured over the design. But what they reviewed is not what fans will see on Saturday. Smith said they did not approve the exact prototype Nike proposed. He, along with other program confidants, made revisions to be more in line with OSU’s history and tradition.Stripes on the side of the pants, along with adding more of scarlet hue to the numbers, were two of the main updates that they orchestrated, Smith said.This process — Nike proposing an idea, then OSU offering its modifications after consulting with select players, former players and certain administrators before settling on a final product — happens every time the Swoosh suggests alternates, Smith said. Nike and OSU have been collaborating on alternate uniforms since 2009, when the Buckeyes debuted their version of the Pro Combat uniform series against Michigan. Since then, the Buckeyes have worn a handful of other Nike-designed alternates, including Pro Combat installments in 2010 and 2011, as well similar variations of the chrome uniforms worn in the 2013 Orange Bowl and against Penn State last season. When they go about formulating different jersey concepts, Smith said there is always a balance between respecting the tradition of OSU’s football team, but also trying to recognize a shift in demographic and move the program forward. “So there is that balance of respect, our history and tradition, but also moving ourselves further into the 21st century, which kind of the landscape defines that for you,” he said. “And the uniforms are part of that.” Despite the desire to move further into the 21st century, OSU does not intend to ever turn into a school like Oregon, which seemingly has different uniforms each week, Smith said. Rather, each year the school will try to pick one game to suit up in nontraditional garb. The athletic director added that next year’s jerseys are already being designed. As for what those will those look like, Smith said, “Give me a break. I’m just trying to get through the day. Obviously, I can’t share that.” OSU is set to take on Penn State — wearing the black jerseys — on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. read more

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Ohio State outlasted Indiana for a 52-49 victory on Saturday, in a contest that felt more like a basketball game. Here’s what we learned about the Buckeyes as they struggled to put away one of the worst teams in the Big Ten. An offensive defense I started following college football in the autumn of 1998. As a native of Toledo, Ohio, my early years as a college football fan centered around the Scarlet and Gray. Granted, as I matured in age, my knowledge of the game matured too. But even as an 8-year-old, I think I had a decent understanding of what it took to field a good defense. Get pressure on the quarterback, stay with your assignments, don’t miss tackles or let the other team score. You know, everything the OSU defense failed to against Indiana, and by and large this season. I’m not sure if I have ever seen a Buckeye defense play this poorly. Statistically speaking, I certainly haven’t – The last time OSU gave up 49 points was in 1994, when they were shellacked by Penn State, 63-14. Over the past decade, OSU has arguably consistently fielded one of the nation’s best defensive units. This year, though, the Buckeye defense is remarkably consistent in one area – they constantly give up big plays. This theme was evident once again on Saturday, as Indiana scored on a 59-yard run and a 76-yard pass. 12-0 is still possible, but less probable OSU’s offense was once again prolific enough to bail out the porous defense, and the Buckeyes remain undefeated with five games left to play. An undefeated season is still possible, but after watching the Buckeyes on Saturday I can’t say it’s probable. For one, the injury bug that infested OSU’s locker room early this season isn’t going away anytime soon. Senior linebacker Etienne Sabino broke a bone in his leg last week, and will be out for roughly a month. The Buckeyes are so thin at linebacker that they turned to Zach Boren for meaningful minutes. Yes, the same Zach Boren that has played fullback for the last four seasons. Moving Boren to linebacker wasn’t 100 percent puzzling. The senior captain played linebacker in high school, and actually led the Buckeyes with eight tackles Saturday night. But the move indicates that the coaches either felt Boren’s talents were wasted in an offense that seldom uses a fullback, or they have absolutely no confidence in some of the younger guys to step up. Even if it’s a combination of the two, it doesn’t bode well moving forward. As I wrote two weekends ago, with all due respect to the likes of Illinois and Purdue, there are only two teams left on OSU’s schedule that can match the Buckeyes with talent – Wisconsin and Michigan. Both seem to be playing their best football right now, and could peak offensively when they meet the Buckeyes’ defense in November. Confidence in Kenny When sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller runs the ball, it’s hard not to hold your breath. There’s simply no telling what will happen next. But somewhere in between the dazzling jukes, stunning stutter-steps and incredible touchdown runs, Miller reminds us that there is a downside to playing quarterback in this offense. The hits. The sophomore has been taking an awful lot of them this season, and after some of them, it’s hard to get back up. Such was the case early in the third quarter, when Miller temporarily left the game after taking a shot on the sideline. Backup junior quarterback Kenny Guiton entered in his place, and the Buckeyes’ offense didn’t miss a beat. On the third play with Guiton at quarterback, he started right as if to run an option play, and then calmly flicked a shovel pass to a cutting Carlos Hyde. The junior running back scampered 14 yards for a score, extending the Buckeyes’ lead to 14. He’s probably not going to produce many highlight-worthy plays, but the coaching staff seems to feel comfortable in Guiton’s ability to run this offense. It’s nice to know that the Buckeyes can live with Guiton playing in Miller’s absence, at least for a play or two. Give an extra helmet sticker to… Carlos Hyde, who continues to separate himself as the Buckeye’s feature back. For the second consecutive week, the junior running back had a career day. Hyde ran for a personal best 156 yards, and also caught his first ever touchdown reception on Guiton’s shovel pass. During his time at Florida, coach Urban Meyer generally used quick, speedy running backs in his high-powered spread offense. But it makes sense that the powerful Hyde is having success in Meyer’s system. Those Florida teams employed an element of power in their backfields; it just came in the form of former quarterback Tim Tebow. Now the roles are reversed. Miller provides the speedy, east and west running, while Hyde bullies his way through the middle. The combination is certainly paying dividends. OSU gashed Indiana for 353 yards rushing, and currently ranks eighth in the nation in rushing yards per game. read more

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first_imgEx-Man Utd striker Andrew Cole could link up with Sol Campbell, as the Macclesfield Town manager wants the former Manchester United striker as an attacking coach.The Mirror claims the former Birmingham City frontman is in talks over joining the League Two side as an attacking coach.Cole had a great playing career with Newcastle United and with Manchester United and played for his country alongside Campbell and was also a team-mate of the defender at Portsmouth.Cole also played five times for Birmingham in their 2007 Championship promotion campaign, scoring just one goal which came against Wolverhampton Wanderers.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The 47-year-old retired from active football in 2008 and embarked on a coaching career that has seen him work at MK Dons, Huddersfield Town, under former Birmingham manager Lee Clark, before stopping at Manchester United.Macclesfield is 23rd on the League 2 table, three points from safety having won three and drawn three of Campbell’s nine matches.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United defender Antonio Valencia could reportedly leave the club before the end of the January transfer window, according to Sports Mole.Valencia’s current deal with United expires at the end of the season and having fallen out of favour, was expected to leave on a free transfer in June.However, reports in the English press say the Red Devils are prepared to allow the Ecuador international to leave either on loan or on a free before the transfer window closes on January 31, which has attracted the attention of Newcastle United and Fulham.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Valencia, who will turn 34 later this year, has made played over 300 games for United since joining the club from Wigan Athletic in 2009.The right-back is still officially United’s club captain, but has only featured in five Premier League games this season and was again left out of the squad for Friday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.Valencia is currently behind Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot for the right-back position at Manchester United this season.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales- -If Ebola were to hit The Turks and Caicos, 75% of the staff in Provo have been trained and medical officials feel they are ready for the challenge… overall, 50% of medical practitioners have been adequately prepared and still there is an ongoing effort to be EVD ready. This health scare is scary and demanding… last Thursday media was allowed to see what happened at a workshop… one trainee talked about that Ebola proof suit, where the heat of the TCI is playing a role in temperature discomfort. QUOTE. The group being trained admits this is no easy task, and it is more than physical, preparations are also mental. QUOTE. In countries like the US, it has been dictated now that putting on and taking off of the suit must be observed by a secondary person to ensure there are no errors. These practitioners are on the front line; currently there is temperature and other screening at the airport. The TCIAA has assured, if there were need for quarantine at the airport, there are rooms suited to do the job. TCIG is prepared to spend nearly half a million dollars to be Ebola, Dengue and ChikV ready. Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:airport, Ebola, quarantine, Tciaalast_img read more

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first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Related Items:barbados, cable and wireless, colombus international, phil bentley Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trapped Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Apr 2015 – The telecommunications competition is heating up, not just locally… but regionally as Cable and Wireless today revealed to the Turks and Caicos that it now owns 100% of Columbus International Inc which equates to around 720,000 customers in 42 countries and a fibre optic network linking nearly all of the Americas. This is a massive buy out, and it was approved just days ago and already Columbus International Inc, with its subsidiary, Columbus Networks has closed its operations in headquarter Barbados. The report is grabbing international headlines and CEO of C&W, Phil Bentley, who visited the Turks and Caicos last year explained in a media statement that: “Most of the markets we operate in have approved our integration plans and therefore today we can start to release some of the $1.5bn investment monies we have set aside to provide our customers with an unrivalled telecommunications experience, improving coverage, reliability, products and speeds, and providing a welcome boost to both jobs and the economy in the countries in which we operate.” While Marketwired is reporting that the value of the acquisition is over $3 billion dollars, Cable and Wireless Plc explains it has spent $1.85 billion dollars on the deal. They call it ‘transformational’. Bentley noted that as part of the integration process, the Company “is undertaking a full review of all the brands we currently operate under, including the Flow and LIME….” In a statement, Columbus explains: Similarly, the combination of the two businesses supports CWC’s new strategy and its four primary areas of focus: Drive Mobile Leadership; Accelerate Fixed-Mobile Convergence; Reinforce TV Offer; and Grow Business to Business and Business to Government sectors.last_img read more

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first_img Related Items:#4dieinFloridacrash, #EMRdevastedbyRussellfamilydeath, #magneticmedianews, #Russellfamilykilledincrash Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, March 21, 2017 – Florida – Four Bahamians died Sunday in an horrific car crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County, Florida and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama – in particular – is devastated by the news.   A media report says that the father, Nathan Russell, was driving south when for some reason he veered off the road and slammed into a disabled tractor-trailer which was said to have been parked on the shoulder.Four of the five people in the Chrysler 200 died including 37 year old Russell; his 35 year old wife, Lynda and their two children – 15 year old LaNyah and 10 year old Natayah Russell.  The third child, a 10 year old was said to be in hospital at UF Shands in Critical Condition.The Russell family lives in Hollywood, Florida but is a part of the close knit community of Eight Mile Rock, which today grieves for this overwhelming loss.#MagneticMediaNews#Russellfamilykilledincrash#4dieinFloridacrash#EMRdevastedbyRussellfamilydeath Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgThe Kenai Peninsula Borough received approval from the federal administration in September 2016 to proceed with plans for the North Kenai Spur Extension Project. https://www.kpb.us/rds-service-area/north-road-extension-project The prefered route for the project is an 8.1 mile extension, single-lane gravel road extending to a turnaround just beyond the existing crossing of Otter Creek. The project is within the Borough’s right-of-way which requires the Borough to obtain a signing of ‘No Significant Impact’, which was completed by Western Federal Lands Highway Division. Ahlberg: “We have the bid package ready to go, but we will wait to release that until after we receive the signed FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) that should be hopefully within days.” center_img Brenda Ahlberg, Community & Fiscal Projects Manager: “We held two community meetings and had some comments regarding the EA process, which were addressed. Nothing of significance, but was important to follow up with the individuals who had provided comments.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Highway Administration has issued a ‘Finding of No Significant Impact’ notice, on May 7, following the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the North Kenai Spur Extension Project. The purpose of the North Kenai Spur Extension Project is to provide a year-round traveling surface for residents of Gray Cliff and Moose Point Subdivision and recreationalists going beyond to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.last_img read more

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first_imgA look into the mind of the Gen Z-er…MNI Targeted Media, a division of Meredith Corp., revealed today the preliminary findings of an online survey of 2,500 students aimed at examining the interests, spending preferences, and consumption habits of Gen-Z—that is, those born between 1995 and 2012—which the survey suggests will represent a massive chunk of spending power in the U.S. by 2020.Among the survey’s more intriguing findings:90 percent of Gen Z-ers rely on media to stay in touch with what is happening in the world.60 percent prefer to shop in stores over online, but 75 percent use their phones while shopping to price check or seek recommendations.50 percent agree that knowing a brand is “socially conscious” influences their purchasing decisions.The average Gen Z-er spends one hour each week reading magazines.61 percent believe their generation would benefit from “unplugging more.”Access a copy of the survey’s accompanying white paper here. Billboard to conduct a self-reckoning…Billboard‘s parent company announced that it has initiated an independent third-party investigation following last week’s Daily Beast article alleging that Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group president John Amato prevented reporting on sexual harassment accusations against former Republic Records executive Charlie Walk, a known personal friend of Amato’s.“Over the course of several weeks, sources said, Amato personally insisted that he review several stories about Walk. None of those articles—which were finished and featured extensive original reporting—ever ran,” wrote the Daily Beast‘s Max Tani. “Another story aggregating allegations against Walk was also quietly taken down by Billboard several days after it was published online. No explanation was given.”Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk, co-CEOs of Valence Media—as the company has been known since its February merger with film and TV studio Media Rights Capital—addressed the controversy in a memo to Billboard staffers Monday.“Valence takes editorial integrity seriously,” the memo reads. “After consulting our colleagues, including John Amato, we have commenced the process of appointing an independent third party to lead a comprehensive review of this situation. In addition, the review will ensure that our publications have and follow best-in-class policies and procedures, and a mechanism for people to share their perspectives and experiences in a confidential manner. We are committed to a thorough, accurate and fair review. John has embraced this path forward and supports a process that clarifies and resolves this issue for the benefit of all of his colleagues and our entire organization.”At least five women have accused Walk of repeated sexual misconduct going back decades, from harassment to inappropriate and unwanted touching. Walk and Republic Records agreed to “mutually part ways” in March, and Walk was cut from the season finale of the FOX reality series “The Four,” on which he had been a judge.New on the job board…Harvard Business Publishing seeks an associate director of solution marketing, responsible for developing go-to-market positioning, messaging, and sales strategies across the company’s portfolio of leadership development products. Ten-plus years of product management experience, and a “proven track record of success from strategic thinking to tactical execution” desired.View this and other new job openings at careers.foliomag.com.Facebook defines political issues for ad verification…Last October, as a response to revelations that Russian entities had purchased thousands of advertisements on Facebook in the lead-up to the 2016 elections in the U.S., the company announced plans to combat improper use of its platform in part by providing greater transparency around the source and nature of the advertisements it serves to users.Today, Facebook released a list of “national issues of public importance,” topics about which any advertising targeting the U.S. will also require additional vetting and labeling. The idea here, ostensibly, is that while many advertisements may not be overtly political in that they do not endorse a particular candidate or party, they are clearly designed to sway public opinion around a particular hot-button political topic.The list, first discovered by Axios‘s Sara Fischer, includes: abortion, budget, civil rights, crime, economy, education, energy, environment, foreign policy, government reform, guns, health, immigration, infrastructure, military, poverty, social security, taxes, terrorism, and values.last_img read more

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first_imgNews Facebook ‘Iron Maiden: A Conversation With Bruce Dickinson’ iron-maiden-frontman-host-conversation-event-series-uk The GRAMMY-winning metal band’s frontman Bruce Dickinson will host a series of Q&As and exclusive readings from his forthcoming autobiographyBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 1, 2017 – 12:35 pm Tickets go on-sale today for a special event series in the U.K. featuring GRAMMY-winning speed metal pioneers Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.The three events – which will take place on Oct. 17, 20, and 22 in London, Edinburgh, and Manchester, respectively – will feature an audience Q&A with Dickinson, and a special reading from his forthcoming autobiography What Does This Button Do? All ticket-holders will receive a pre-signed hardback copy of Dickinson’s new book, and a bottle of Trooper beer (the man knows how to take care of his fans!).Dickinson’s autobiography promises to be an insightful look into his 30 years spent touring with Iron Maiden, with many stories being told publicly for the first time due to the singer’s historic resistance to giving interviews.What Does This Button Do? will be available on Oct. 31 from Harper Collins.Pink Floyd Exhibit Expected To Smash U.K. Museum’s Attendance Record Iron Maiden Frontman To Host A Conversation Event Series In U.K. Email Twitter last_img read more

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first_imgApple’s interest in augmented reality (AR) is revving up.That’s the message behind a 292 page patent application the tech giant filed in August last year, detailing “an augmented reality environment,” including using the technology on an iPhone, and potentially a headset as well.Enlarge ImageOne image from the Apple patent, published Feb. 28. Apple Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the patent, which was published Thursday under patent number US 2019/0065027, is that Apple appears to be exploring ways of using an augmented reality headset alongside an iPhone. In the patent, Apple describes people using a headset to view “an augmented reality environment,” in which computer images are overlaid on the real world. And then they’d use a “touch-sensitive surface” as a way to interact with that environment.The patent, first discovered by the website Patently Apple, is the clearest sign yet that the iPhone maker is exploring building an AR headset, something that sources told CNET the company is hoping to release in roughly the next year. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Apple isn’t the only company working on these devices. Microsoft last Sunday announced its $3,500 HoloLens 2 headset, a device the company hopes will be widely used by businesses to help employees who need to regularly refer to schematics or X-rays or other information where a typical screen, mouse and keyboard don’t work as well.”The goal is these things will transform humans,” HoloLens leader Alex Kipman said in an interview at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters. “They’ll empower people and organizations to do things they plainly were not able to do before.”There’s also Magic Leap, which released its $2,295 headset for developers last August, with a consumer version promised in the not-too-distant future. The Magic Leap gadget is different from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which is self-contained and tracks your hands, eyes and voice to help you interact with its AR world. Instead, Magic Leap’s gizmo is made up of a headset, called Lightwear, that’s connected by a wire to a wearable computer, called a Lightpack. You can interact with Magic Leap using a handheld remote called Control.Apple appears to be following Magic Leap’s approach. The patent suggests a headset would wirelessly communicate with a separate computer and the iPhone. CNET’s sources said Apple’s prototypes included a cordless device that would wirelessly communicate with a separate device powered by a custom Apple processing brain. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Apple patent hints at AR headset that’ll work with your iPhone Comments Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See All Share your voice 3 • Apple Wearable Tech Tech Industry Virtual Reality Augmented reality (AR) Applelast_img read more

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first_img Amazon Computers Computers Gaming Toys and Tabletop Games Does the Nintendo Switch Lite make the 3DS irrelevant?… A great NYC update to the classic King of Tokyo game, this is a family-friendly kaiju romp, with enough depth to keep more serious gamers interested. Also, the comic-style art is awesome.  The full list is available here, and below are my suggestions for some top picks. Note that these are potentially short-lived deals, so prices may change with little notice, and are probably good for today only, July 29. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  3:53 Mountains of Madness, $25 See at Amazon I was waiting for this Lovecraft-themed game to get a deeper discount during Prime Day, but it never got more than a $10 cut. Now it’s a real bargain and takes the haunted-town vibe of the Arkham Horror game series to a global scale. The best tabletop board games for video gamersBest gifts for gamers going back to school Eldritch Horror, $36 Save $21 What’s that? Even with Arkham Horror (both board and card games), Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness and others, you still need more Lovecraft games? This one is based on one of Lovecraft’s best-known tales, sending you up an Antarctic mountain, where madness awaits.  See at Amazon Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Space Cadets: Away Missions, $39 See at Amazon Save $22 Amazon has quietly put a big selection of high-end tabletop and board games on sale. This lineup is largely different from the (also excellent) Prime Day tabletop lineup, so if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for then, you might see it be below.  null 0 Iello Fantasy Flight Games Tags See at Amazon Save $20 Stronghold Games Save $15 See at Amazon Iello Ignore the $99 list price (it’s usually around $60), but know that $39 for this retro space adventure is still a great price . There’s a solid Star Trek: TOS vibe, with a shot of Mars Attacks, as you send crew members into the unknown. Literally unknown, as the maps of alien spaceships and planets are revealed one hex tile at a time.  Save $23 I haven’t played this one personally, but I’ve heard good things about it. A mix of Fallout and Mad Max, the stars here are cool-looking minis of various wasteland vehicles, all delivering food, weapons and other survival gear, while watching out for raiders. Note that Amazon claims this is discounted from an MSRP of $90. It’s usually available for around $60, which still makes this a good deal.  Pandasaurus Games Wasteland Express Delivery Service, $37 King of New York, $28last_img read more

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