More scrutiny of defence intelligence operations needed security committee says

first_imgOTTAWA — A national-security watchdog is calling for stricter controls on the Canadian military’s spying.In a report today, the national-security committee of parliamentarians says National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have one of the largest intelligence programs in Canada, yet these operations get little outside scrutiny. The MPs and senators on the committee say the government should consider legislation to govern defence intelligence activities.They also recommend the military be required to report annually on its intelligence operations.The committee found that defence agencies carry out a full range of intelligence activities, collecting information through technical means, human sources and investigations.It says these activities entail considerable risks, including possible infringements on the rights of Canadians.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Traders look to heavy slate of earnings news from Canadian miners this

The Toronto Stock Exchange Broadcast Centre is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim TORONTO – The focus of the Toronto stock market will again be on earnings news this week after positive corporate data pushed the TSX above the 14,000-mark last week for the first time in almost three years.Traders will take in a slate of earnings from the resource sector with base metal miners HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM), Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) and Sherritt International (TSX:S) delivering results. Gold miners Iamgold (TSX:IMG) and Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) also post results.The gold sector was the major advancer last week, up about 12 per cent and contributing largely to a gain of almost two per cent on the TSX even as Goldcorp (TSX:G) missed earnings estimates and Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) delivered a huge quarterly loss.Both companies also slashed their estimated reserves in a response to lower gold prices that have prompted a reassessment of the worth of their assets. That second look at asset value comes at a time when investors have different expectations for precious metal miners.“The focus now is more on profitability than it is on production growth,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president, investment management and research, at Richardson GMP Ltd.“During boom times, all you’re caring about is how can I get more production so I can benefit from these higher prices. But when you get into these crunch times, who cares if you have a mine where you can produce gold at $1400 an ounce — you’re not going to make money off of that.”Bullion has been trading at between US$1,200 and US$1,300 an ounce this year.The gold sector was the leading loser on the TSX in 2013, plunging almost 50 per cent as gold prices tumbled amid low global inflation and the U.S. Federal Reserve started to cut back on its bond purchases.Other analysts point out that a recent spate of merger and acquisition activity has sparked renewed interest in the sector.Goldcorp has made a $2.6-billion hostile takeover bid for Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). And HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) is making a hostile, all-stock offer to acquire all the common shares of Augusta Resources Corp. (TSX:AZC) that it doesn’t already own in a deal that would be worth about $540 million.“A lot of the strategists are saying, you know what, materials are looking very attractive,” said John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Funds.“I think this quarter marks, broadly speaking, a transition from don’t even talk to me about mining to, you know what, mining is looking kind of interesting here.”Other major corporations releasing earnings this week include grocer Loblaw (TSX:L) and home improvement chain Rona (TSX:RON).On the economic front, the December reading on Canadian retail sales comes out Friday. Economists expect a decline of at least 0.4 per cent as ice storms and power outages closed some outlets and made travel difficult.The January consumer price index also comes out Friday. The consensus calls for a 0.1 per cent increase over December, which would be the first increase in the past four months, boosted by higher natural gas and heating oil prices.It is a shortened week with both Toronto and New York markets closed for holidays on Monday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 16, 2014 4:00 am MDT Traders look to heavy slate of earnings news from Canadian miners this week read more

UNICEF launches poll and ReplyforAll campaign on Internet safety for adolescents

Two boys from the town of Cebu, in the Philippines. Photo: UNICEF/Joshua Estey In addition, two thirds of interviewees in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean either believe strongly, or somewhat strongly, that friends put themselves at risk online, compared with 33 per cent in the United States and the United Kingdom. The survey also shows that 18-year-olds in the United States and the United Kingdom are most confident they can avoid online dangers, with 94 per cent strongly or somewhat agreeing they can protect themselves on social media. In the Middle East and North Africa, only 41 per cent strongly agree and an additional 37 per cent agree somewhat on that issue. In Central European countries, 63 per cent of interviewees strongly agree they would tell a friend if they felt threatened online, compared with 46 per cent who would tell their parent. Only 9 per cent would tell a teacher, the survey found. To engage children and adolescents in ending violence online, UNICEF said it is launching the #ReplyforAll campaign, which is part of its global End Violence Against Children initiative. The #ReplyforAll campaign puts adolescents as messengers and advocates to keep them safe online. Children and adolescents will be asked to give their advice on the best ways to respond to online violence or risks and to raise awareness among friends through social media. This work has been supported by the WePROTECT Global Alliance, an initiative created in 2014 by the Government of the United Kingdom that is dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of children online through national and global action. UNICEF, together with the WePROTECT Global Alliance, is calling on national governments to establish coordinated responses between criminal justice systems including law enforcement, and child welfare, education, health and the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, as well as civil society, to better protect children from online sexual abuse and exploitation. “When young people, governments, families, the ICT sector and communities work together, we are more likely to find the best ways to respond to online sexual abuse and exploitation, and send a strong message that confronting and ending violence against children online – indeed anywhere – is all of our business,” said Mr. Williams. The report, Perils and Possibilities: Growing up online is based on an international opinion poll of more than 10,000 18-year-olds from 25 countries, and discusses young people’s perspectives on the risks they face growing up in an increasingly connected world. “The Internet and mobile phones have revolutionized young people’s access to information, but the poll findings show just how real the risk of online abuse is for girls and boys,” said Cornelius Williams, UNICEF’s Associate Director of Child Protection. “Globally, one in three Internet users is a child. Today’s findings provide important insights from young people themselves. UNICEF aims to amplify adolescents’ voices to help address online violence, exploitation and abuse, and make sure that children can take full advantage of the benefits the internet and mobile phones offer,” he added. The report found that adolescents appear confident with their own ability to stay safe while using the internet, with nearly 90 per cent of interviewees believing they can avoid online dangers. Approximately six out of 10 said meeting new people online is either somewhat or very important to them, but only 36 per cent strongly believe they can tell when people are lying about who they are online. More than two thirds of girls – 67 per cent – strongly agree they would be worried if they received sexual comments or requests over the internet, compared with 47 per cent of boys. When online threats do occur, more adolescents turn to friends than parents or teachers, but less than half strongly agree they know how to help a friend facing an online risk. The report also found that two thirds of 18-year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean believe children and adolescents are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, compared with 33 per cent polled in the Middle East and North Africa. read more

USUE Womens Soccer Off to Hot Start

By Cory McKendrick, USU Eastern Sports Information ContributorThe 2019 women’s soccer season began with two victories following a road trip to Wyoming. Both wins were by a score of 1-0. USU Eastern competed first against Gillette College on Aug. 22 and then against Sheridan College on Aug. 24.In the game versus Gillette, Atley Thompson netted a goal in the first half, assisted by Claire Bowman. This proved to be all that the Eagles needed to rise to victory against the Pronghorns. Megan Edwards was in goal for the Lady Eagles and held Gillette scoreless during the 90-minute game to complete the shutout.The match in Sheridan, Wyo. was an equally exciting game for the Eagles with a scoreless contest until the 89th minute. In the final minute, Morgan Cragun played a ball to Ashley Brindley, who scored to break the tie, which would prove to be the decisive goal in the game. Megan Edwards, in goal again for the Eagles, defended her second consecutive shutout, bringing the Eagles record to 2-0 in preseason play.Last week, the Lady Eagles played a scrimmage against Treasure Valley. This game was a bit out of routine for the structure of a soccer match. With it being a scrimmage, the teams played four 30-minute periods. USU Eastern came out on top by a score of 7-3.Morgan Haag got the scoring going early with a header goal in the fifth minute of the first period. Casey Bergen added another goal off of a free kick in the 10th minute of the first period as well.The second period featured three Eagle goals. The first was from Tasha Kamachi, assisted by Logan Duran, in the ninth minute of the second period. Brooke Stoker found the back of the net in the 19th minute, assisted by Brooklyn Anderson, and Morgan Haag netted her second goal of the contest in the final minute of the second period from an assist by Brenna Martin.Logan Duran scored the final two goals for the Eagles, one in the third period, unassisted, and then one in the fourth period, assisted by Claire Bowman. The Lady Eagles, coached by Ammon Bennett, are back in action in Henderson, Nev. on Aug. 29 and 31, facing off against Arizona Western College and Alan Hancock College (CA). Game times will be 4 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. All Nevada games with be played Pacific Standard Time. read more

Kim Jongnam killing Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedInterpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: MalaysiaMarch 16, 2017In “World”Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed N.Korean leader’s half brother: Malaysian policeFebruary 24, 2017In “World”Malaysia releases Kim Jong Nam’s body in deal ending spat with North KoreaMarch 30, 2017In “World” Two of the wanted men are Kim Uk II (left) and Hyon Kwang Song (right) AFP Image(BBC) Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam.Hyon Kwang Song is one of three more North Koreans being sought. One of the others is a state airline employee.Police also confirmed Mr Kim, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died after two women wiped a toxin on him at Kuala Lumpur airport.North Korea’s embassy in Malaysia angrily denied the claims.In a statement, it said the fact that the substance was on the hands of the women proved it could not have been a poison and called for the immediate release of the “innocent females” and a North Korean man.Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur earlier on Wednesday, Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said they were looking for three North Koreans in addition to the previously announced suspects.One of them is Hyon Kwang Song, 44, the second secretary of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur.The others are Kim Uk II, 37, who works for Air Koryo, and another North Korean Ri Ju U.Mr Abu Bakar said they had written to the North Korean ambassador to Malaysia asking him to allow police to interview Mr Hyon and the other two men, who are believed still to be in the country.If the ambassador does not co-operate, “we will compel them to come to us”, he said, without giving details.Four other North Koreans named earlier in the case are thought to have left Malaysia already.The police chief also said security had been stepped up at the morgue where Mr Kim’s body is being kept after an attempted break-in earlier in the week.“We knew there were attempts by someone to break into the hospital mortuary. We had to take precautions,” he was quoted by the Malay Mail as saying.Mr Abu Bakar also confirmed widely reported details of the 13 February killing.Kim Jong-nam’s death has sparked a diplomatic row(AFP Image)A leaked video of the incident shows a man resembling Mr Kim being approached by one woman at Kuala Lumpur airport, before another woman lunges from behind and grabs his face.‘They knew it was toxic’Mr Abu Bakar said the two female suspects had wiped a toxin on Mr Kim’s face with their bare hands “and after that they went away”.Indonesian authorities have said Siti Aisyah had thought she was taking part in a TV prank, but Mr Abu Bakar said the women had clearly been “instructed to clean their hands” and knew the substance was toxic.He added that the women practised the move several times beforehand in shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur.Authorities are still waiting for the results of the post-mortem examination of Mr Kim’s body, and are seeking his family members to provide a DNA sample.North Korea has demanded that Mr Kim’s body be returned to them, and has angrily objected to Malaysia conducting an autopsy of the body.Malaysia has cited the need to carry out an investigation as Mr Kim died on their soil.Relations between the two countries have become strained over the incident, with North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia saying he did not trust the police investigation and Kuala Lumpur recalling its envoy in Pyongyang.Who are the suspects?Ten people have either been named as suspects or are wanted by Malaysian police for questioning in connection to Kim Jong-nam’s killing.DetainedA woman seen in CCTV footage is thought to be Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (REX/Shutterstock)Doan Thi Huong, 28, Vietnamese, one of two women suspected of wiping toxins on Mr Kim’s face. She is thought to be the woman seen in CCTV footage wearing a white top emblazoned with the letters “LOL”.Siti Aisyah, 25, Indonesian, the other female suspect. Indonesian authorities say she claims she thought she was taking part in a TV prank.Ri Jong Chol, 47, a North Korean.Muhammad Farid Jalaluddin, the Malaysian boyfriend of Siti Aisyah.Sought for questioningHyon Kwang Song, 44, second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Believed to still be in Malaysia.Kim Uk Il, 37, staff member of North Korea’s state airline Air Koryo. Believed to still be in Malaysia.Ri Ju U, 30, a North Korean also known as “James”. Believed to still be in Malaysia.Ri Ji Hyon, 33, a North Korean. Believed to have fled to Pyongyang.Hong Song Hac, 34, a North Korean. Believed to have fled to Pyongyang.O Jong Gil, 55, a North Korean. Believed to have fled to Pyongyang.Ri Jae Nam, 57, a North Korean. Believed to have fled to Pyongyang. read more

Ratko Djurkovic as fireman in Hungarian Komlo

Komlo handballRatko Djurkovic ← Previous Story No mercy from Wisla Plock for Lijewski’s new team Next Story → Derby? Mikkel Hansen (PSG) demolish leader HBC Nantes 1.Szeged8800304:18516 3.Balatonfuredi8602226:20212 10.Balmazujvaros8206200:2394 9.PLER9207228:2614 4.Tatabanya6501145:12410 7.Oroshazi7304190:2056 5.Gyongyosi8305207:2166 2.Csurgoi7700201:16114 The team from the bottom of Hungarian league after seven matches, Komlo, will try to raise the level of performance and to avoid relegation with the new head-coach, Ratko Djurković. Former PICK Szeged’s line-player, famous for his defensive skills, will open Hungarian part of his coaching career after time in Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro.Komlo is at the bottom of the League table with zero points from seven matches. STANDINGS: 8.Cegledi8305217:2416 11.Komloi7007163:2380 6.Mezokovesdi8305198:2076 read more

World of Tanks for the Xbox 360 beta weekend postmortem

first_imgIf the beta weekend that just passed for World of Tanks is any indicator, when this game officially launches for the Xbox 360 it is going to be a huge success.During their E3 presentation, the guys from announced the ability to sign up for early access to their PC hit on the Xbox 360. World of Tanks has a decent PC following, and a successful launch on Microsoft’s game consoles would be a pretty big deal if they could successfully port the game. This Fourth of July weekend was the first of their beta weekends, where they invited a small group of players to try out a very basic version of the game for a few days. For a few hours each day the beta was open to this small group, and by the end of the weekend it was clear that this game is going to be a lot of fun on the console.The beta’s launch day was not the best experience. It seemed like every single match was plagued with lag and rubber banding, and you could hear the frustration from players all across Xbox Live. When you could play the game, it was a lot of fun. Everyone starts off with two basic tanks, and more than enough funds to branch out from there. You could upgrade your existing vehicles or just go find yourself something bigger and badder in the Tech Tree. Most of the menu features were marked “coming soon” so all you could really do was buy basic configuration upgrades or all new vehicles.By the end of the first day there were a few dozen players who had branched out into the larger vehicles, which meant they couldn’t be placed in matches with the starting tanks. The obvious bottleneck here was in matchmaking. You had to wait much longer to play with the larger tanks.Day two of the beta was much better. There were more players with larger tanks and the game generally felt smoother. There were still some complaints with lag, but none that I personally experienced. It was clear that the game and the underlying servers had been tweaked and tuned to deliver a better experience. This continued into day three, where I didn’t hear anyone complain of lag or rubber banding at all. In fact, the gameplay looked and felt exactly like the PC version of the game, complete with matchmaking on nearly every size tier happening in less than a minute.The third day was also when I first experienced the second gameplay type in matchmaking, which was a take and hold mission instead of capture the base. This mode involved teams of two or three against one another, and required a lot more in the way of planning and communication between teams in order to take the objective or wipe out the other team. This wasn’t a new gameplay type for existing World of Tanks players, but it was clear that this game type was happening with less frequency than the larger scale battle matches.By the end of the weekend I had managed to spend most of my money on upgrades and tanks, but found myself still going back to the original vehicle that was provided at the launch of the game. The smaller tanks meant far fewer one hit kills, and the greater concentration of users on the lower tiers meant I was playing with a larger group of users instead of the same 30-40 people in the larger tank tiers. This won’t be a problem when the game has been officially launched, but it was worth noting for the sake of the beta weekend.Overall, World of Tanks for consoles is more impressive than I had originally imagined. Just based on this beta, the excitement from E3 is well placed. Ports from one platform to another are often complicated, and World of Tanks is one of those games that PC players would swear couldn’t possibly be as good anywhere but their beloved machines, but in the span of this beta weekend I became a fan.When this game is released to the Xbox 360, it’s hard to imagine it being anything but great.last_img read more

Doyon Announces New Oil Gas Prospect Near Nenana

first_imgDoyon CEO Aaron Schutt announced the new exploration well project at a press conference at the corporation’s Fairbanks headquarters.“Last winter we ran an extensive 3D seismic program just west of the community of Nenana — about 50 square miles — to process the data. (We) got recommendations on next steps, and we’re very excited to announce the well.”Schutt says the drilling, planned for next summer on land leased from the state about 7 miles west of Nenena, is between the 2 earlier Doyon explorations wells. The new well is being named after the Nenena Village Corporation: Toghotthele which draws its moniker from a local hill, something Doyon Board Chairman Orie Williams believes may benefit the project.“Chief Peter John used to say that mountains are just something floating in the distance. And back in the old time days when they traveled the rivers they could see that Toghotthele hill floating out in the distance — a good place to camp. That was a major landmark, so there will be some spirituality to this well and some good luck coming with it.”Doyon and other companies have explored the Nenana Basin for decades, but have yet to find a commercially viable oil and gas deposit.  Schutt says geology at the latest drill site looks promising.“Looking at the structure in this location, we’re very, very optimistic. And you can see that we and our experts in particular put a one in two chance of a produceable gas field in this next well.”Schutt says natural gas from the project could serve the local area and other parts of the state, noting Nenana’s location along the Tanana River, on which gas could be barged to villages.  Schutt won’t put a price tag on the project, but says state of Alaska oil and gas exploration tax credits are instrumental in pursuing it.“Wild cat exploration is not for the faint of heart, and the state’s program is certainly a big part of Doyon’s efforts in the Nenana-Minto basin.”Citing the state’s budget deficit, earlier this summer, Governor Walker cut $200 million in oil industry tax credits from the state budget, leaving another $500 million in tact.  State Representative Steve Thompson says the cut hurts smaller energy company projects.Representative Thompson of Fairbanks says the credits are paid out on a first come first serve basis. Doyon corporate logo.CREDIT: DOYONDoyon plans to drill another oil and gas exploration well in the Nenana area.  It will be the third the company has sunk into the oil and gas-rich basin. The Interior Regional Native Corporation is looking for a commercially developable deposit to supply local and broader energy demand.last_img read more

Patreon Now Has Over 3 Million Patrons Expects to Pay 500M to

first_img Popular on Variety This year, Patreon wants to simplify sending out physical goods to patrons with its own merchandise solution, it announced Wednesday. And last year, Patreon acquired Memberful to offer bigger artists a chance to provide membership services through their own websites.While Patreon is growing, it is also increasingly getting competition from other platforms looking to offer creators alternative revenue streams in addition to advertising. For instance, Facebook started testing paid memberships last March, and both Twitter and YouTube have been allowing live streamers to raise funding from their audiences.However, this clearly hasn’t stopped fans from using Patreon to support their favorite creators. The service’s number of patrons increased by 1 million in 2018, Patreon announced Wednesday. Membership services platform Patreon now has more than 3 million patrons who pay to support any of its over 100,000 creators every month, the company announced Wednesday. It’s also on track to pay more than $0.5 billion to creators this year.Patreon’s business is growing at a healthy rate. Payouts have been nearly doubling year-over-year for the past few years, and the company expects to surpass $1 billion in total payouts this year. In other words: Patreon will pay as much to creators this year as it has paid since its launch six years ago.Patreon has been primarily targeting smaller and independent creators, ranging from musicians to podcasters. The company is offering these creators an easy solution to ask their fans for monthly membership fees, and give them special content as well as other perks in exchange.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Bus truck fall into waterbody beside Basanti Highway

first_imgKolkata: A passenger bus and a truck fell into a roadside waterbody, when the drivers of both vehicles tried to evade a head-on collision between them on Friday evening. Several passengers of the bus as well as the person inside the truck have sustained injuries in the incident.According to sources, on Friday evening at around 6 pm, a truck was moving towards Kolkata along Basanti Highway. At the same time, a pass- enger bus of the Baburhat-Rajabazar route was moving towards Bhangar along the same road. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataNear Chowbhaga Bazaar, a car tried to overtake the truck from behind. When the car driver sped up and crossed the truck, he found the bus dangerously close. To avoid a collision, the driver of the car steered left and managed to avoid a collision. Meanwhile, seeing the car the truck driver tried to stop the vehicle, but failed to do it in time. At the last moment, the truck driver steered right to avoid hitting the car, but went to the wrong flank after being unable to stop. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAt the same time, the bus came in front and to avoid a head-on collision, drivers of both vehicles steered in the opposite direction and lost control. As a result, both the bus and the truck slipped into the roadside waterbody. Hearing the sounds of screaming and the vehicles, locals ran to the spot and started rescuing the passengers. Kolkata Leather Complex police station was informed about the accident. Soon, the police along with Disaster Management Group (DMG) reached the spot. After almost two hours, all the passengers of the bus and occupants of the truck, except the helper, were rescued. According to police, four persons have been admitted at Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC) and Hospital. The helper of the truck, however, got stuck inside the driver’s cabin. However, he was later rescued by DMG personnel and rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, where he has been admitted with severe leg injuries.last_img read more

TAKEONRACISM – Our adventurous Ladysmith couple

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: #TAKEONRACISM – Is racism colour blind or selective?Also read: #TAKEONRACISM- A bubbly couple that inspires others in Ladysmith Harold Verwey and Ashika Ankiah are a fun-loving couple who love outdoor adventures and spending quality time together as a family.The couple met at a neighbour’s house while having a braai and it was love at first sight. On March 27, it will be seven years that this adorable couple have been together. Also read: #TAKEONRACISM: Is my dog racist?Also read: #TAKEONRACISM – Facebook man threatens to kill whites and Indians and Aids-rape their kidsAlso read: #TAKEONRACISM- Ladysmith couple who love each other to bitscenter_img They have a beautiful three-year-old daughter who is the centre of their world, and Harold is stepdad to Ashika’s 11-year-old son. The couple, together with their kids, love outdoor activities, especially fishing.The couple tell the Ladysmith Gazette that they are still happy and very much in love. “The colour of your skin does not define you. God made us all the way we are,” says Ashika.last_img read more

Car crashes into temple wall

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A car crashed into the wall surrounding a temple in Forbes Street this afternoon (Monday).It is alleged that the driver was trying to avoid another vehicle, which caused the car to crash into a streetlight pole and then into the boundary wall of the temple.The driver was slightly injured in the crash.Police and Public Safety responded to the scene. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter Why not join us there?last_img

Agents give ACV the thumbs up for its first Seminar at Sea

first_img Thursday, December 20, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> MONTREAL — A group of lucky travel agents indulged in green eggs and ham and other fun perks during Air Canada Vacations’ first-ever Seminar at Sea.Sailing from Miami, the Dr. Seuss-themed voyage took place onboard the Carnival Victory and welcomed 30 travel agents and their partners. Representatives from ACV, including Judy Munden, Veronica Di Ruocco and Marilisa De Simone, also tagged along on the four-day sailing.Highlights of the trip include a welcome cocktail party at the Black and Red Seas Lounge, a scavenger hunt with prizes organized by ACV and Carnival Cruise Line, free time in Key West, and site inspections at Occidental, Iberostar in Cozumel. Agents also participated in an educational seminar on the last day at sea, and enjoyed a gala dinner hosted by Secrets Aura Cozumel. Tags: Air Canada Vacations Agents give ACV the thumbs up for its first Seminar at Seacenter_img Travelweek Group Share Posted bylast_img read more

IRCTC to manage catering service in a phased manner

first_imgMinister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha announced that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) would begin to manage catering service in a phased manner, as announced in the Rail Budget Speech 2016-17.In 2015, Sreedhran Committee set up by the Ministry of Railways, recommended the transfer of catering services back to IRCTC since IRCTC was setup as an extended arm of the Indian Railways to professionalise catering services on Indian Railways. It has been decided to give back the catering services to IRCTC in a phased manner with unbundling catering services by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. In order to address the problems faced earlier, it has been decided that there will be no complete handing over of the catering service by IRCTC to private licensees and Zonal Railways will have powers of supervision and monitoring.last_img read more

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