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Premier League: Wayne Rooney is still ‘one of the best’, says Ronald Koeman

first_imgEverton manager Ronald Koeman said Wayne Rooney, who scored on his return to the club in the 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, was far from a spent force and showed exactly why he was the right signing for the club.Rooney’s move back to his boyhood club, after 13 successful years at Manchester United, divided opinion between those who viewed it as a welcome romantic return and those who felt he was not the right player for Koeman’s new-look side.But in his first Premier League outing Rooney not only scored the winner with a beautifully executed header from a Dominic Calvert-Lewin cross, but he also exuded quality and composure throughout. (Also Read: Premier League: Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley at home)”There was one player in an Everton shirt today who was, from the first second to the last, comfortable on the pitch,” said the Dutch manager.”He made every decision the right one and he scored a great goal from a great cross from Dominic.”In difficult moments, he showed his experience. That is why we signed Wayne — expecting to show his team-mates all that experience, and it was really important,” he said.Rooney last scored a goal for Everton at Goodison on March 13, 2004 when he claimed the winner against Portsmouth. (Also Read: Premier League: Sean Dyche delighted as Burnley ditch away blues to upset champions)That gap of 4,869 days is the longest between goals for the same club in the Premier League. The header was his 300th involvement in a goal in the Premier League, with 101 assists to add to his 199 goals. Only Alan Shearer, with 324, has more.advertisementAnd he joined Shearer and Frank Lampard with the most goals on the league’s opening day – eight.Koeman not only believes that Rooney fits perfectly into his plans at Everton, but he also thinks he is far from the faded force that many felt he was becoming at United.”Wayne showed he is still one of the best players in his position and he showed today the player that we expected,” said Koeman.”A lot of cleverness on the pitch and a great goal and a great header. We can’t ask for more than he showed today.”last_img read more

2nd ODI: De Kock’s quickfire 87 helps South Africa beat Sri Lanka

first_imgSouth Africa opener Quinton de Kock’s attacking 87 set up a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Wednesday, handing the tourists a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing 245 for victory, South Africa reached their target with 43 balls to spare, giving themselves the perfect opportunity to pick up a series win in the 50-over format after going down 2-0 in the Test matches.De Kock and Hashim Amla gave the touring side the perfect platform in their run chase with an opening stand of 91 before spinner Akila Dananjaya dismissed Amla for 43.Dananjaya, who picked up 3-60, also sent back Aiden Markram soon after but de Kock and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis pegged Sri Lanka back with a 53-run stand for the third wicket.De Kock hit 13 fours and a six in his 78-ball knock while du Plessis chipped in with a handy 49, before spooning a catch back to Dananjaya to become the off-spinner’s third victim.This man was at his destructive-best in the second One-Day International against Sr Lanka. @QuinnyDeKock69s brilliant 87 (13 fours, 1 six) proved crucial in South Africa taking a 2-0 lead in the series and earned him the Man of the Match award. #ProteaFire #SLvSA pic.twitter.com/XE7TNN9fjOCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 1, 2018South Africa lost du Plessis and David Miller in quick succession but once Dananjaya’s quota of 10 overs ended, Sri Lanka’s attack lacked the teeth to pull off an unlikely victory.Earlier, half-centuries from captain Angelo Mathews and opener Niroshan Dickwella took Sri Lanka to 244 for eight in their 50 overs after the hosts won the toss and chose to bat.advertisementPace duo Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets each as South Africa’s bowlers once again managed to prevent Sri Lanka from posting a commanding total.Ngidi, who took 3-50, provided the early breakthroughs for the tourists by dismissing Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis off consecutive deliveries in his opening over.Dickwella and Mathews steadied the innings with a 67-run stand for the fourth wicket before the former was bowled by Phehlukwayo, who picked up 3-45, for 69.Sri Lanka failed to add much momentum to their innings as none of their other batsmen managed to cross a score of 20. Mathews remained unbeaten on 79 off 111 deliveries.The third ODI will be played at Kandy on Sunday.last_img read more

Watch: Relive Noah Brown’s Epic Touchdown Catch Vs. Oklahoma In This Video

first_imgNoah Brown catching a touchdown pass by holding the ball against an Oklahoma player's back.Twitter/@YahooDrSaturdayOhio State has had plenty of highlights this season on its road to the College Football Playoff.None may be better than the Noah Brown touchdown catch against Oklahoma. You remember it, don’t you? A one-handed grab where Brown trapped the ball on the back of OU’s Michiah Quick.Ohio State football put out a very cool feature this morning recapping Brown’s grab. It includes interview clips of Brown, Curtis Samuel, Malik Hooker and others talking about the big play.One of the biggest reasons the Buckeyes are in the @CFBPlayoff?@Nb_Eight0.⏪ & relive one of the most defining moments of the season. pic.twitter.com/ebRiv2r4l7— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 7, 2016Ohio State and Clemson will meet in the Fiesta Bowl to determine which team heads to the CFP title game.The Fiesta Bowl will be played on Dec. 31. and is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Mark May Predicts Clemson’s Opponent For ACC Title Game

first_imgA view of a large Clemson tailgate.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 3: A general view of the Clemson flag during the Tigerwalk prior to the game between the at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)One half of the ACC Championship Game has already been decided: The Clemson Tigers are in. All that remains is to figure out who their opponent coming out of the Coastal Division will be.ESPN analyst Mark May predicts that Clemson’s ACC title game opponent will be Pittsburgh.The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-4 overall but have a 5-1 conference record. Their remaining games this season are against Wake Forest and Miami (FL).May is a Pitt football alum. He played offensive guard for the Panthers from 1977 to 1980, and had his jersey retired by the team in 2001.The Mayday crystal ball says #Pitt will meet #Clemson in the #ACC Championship game.— Mark May (@mark_may) November 10, 2018The Tigers are three-time defending Atlantic Division and ACC conference champions. At No. 2 in the polls, they are expected to win out and go to the College Football Playoff.No ACC Coastal Division team has won the ACC Championship game since 2010 (Virginia Tech).Pittsburgh has not won an ACC division title since joining the conference in 2013. The Panthers won two conference titles as members of the Big East in 2004 and 2010.last_img read more

Taking to the Sky with SeaWind Aviation

first_imgWritten By: Lesley Kamm, Owner of SeaWind Aviation, SeaWind Aviation  Unless you’re an eagle, the only way you can visit the most dramatic places in Alaska is to fly with local pilots who know the area, from seashore to mountain peaks. When we started our family business in Ketchikan, we named it SeaWind Aviation to signify that we’re at home in Southeast Alaska’s unique flying environment—where floatplanes take to the skies along the region’s thousands of miles of ocean shores, carrying residents from town to town and visitors to exciting flightseeing opportunities. In naming our homegrown aviation business, we also promised the finest passenger experiences at our waterfront facilities and in the air. For those of us who live in the Alaska Panhandle’s chain of islands and roadless towns, flying is a necessity. But for the nearly one million visitors who come through the region each year, aviation is a thrilling amenity. For many, it’s literally a once in a lifetime adventure. That could be a flightseeing tour of magnificent Misty Fjords wilderness or a bear-viewing trip with a land-and-look component, or a chartered round trip to a remote cabin for days of lakeside solitude. Flightseeing in the Alaskan mixFlightseeing is a leading component of the Alaskan excursion mix, whether booked through professionals or independently. A visitor study a few years ago found that about 20 percent of cruise passengers in Alaska took flightseeing trips, far more than went out charter fishing or took in shore side shows. That same visitor study by Juneau’s McDowell Group showed that participation in flightseeing increased in popularity, in the prior five years, among all visitors, whether they came to Alaska by airline, ferry, and highway or cruise ship. Our family-based operation at SeaWind Aviation is well-situated for this growing travel-market segment. We’ve increased our fleet to a pair of DeHavilland Beaver aircraft and a Cessna aircraft, all on floats. Our new dock and shore side office are in the center of Ketchikan’s busy working waterfront. But beyond the top-flight “hardware,” we boast an aviation heritage that goes back decades and two generations. An aviation heritageOwner and chief pilot Steve Kamm was practically born in a cockpit in Ketchikan as the son of Cliff Kamm—who flew fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in this area and across Alaska for about 40 years. Steve has flown Alaskan skies for nearly 30 years, logging more than 17,000 hours of commercial flight time. Co-owner Lesley Kamm runs ground operations and marketing for SeaWind Aviation. Our three daughters are growing up in a town where their great-great-grandfather, E.C. Phillips, landed as an English immigrant nearly a century ago and later founded a seafood processing business that still serves local fishermen behind the same proud name. Interweaving family heritage with honest, reliable business principles is very important to us. Although just about everyone who visits Southeast Alaska wants the thrill of seeing it from the air, not everyone wants to see it in the same way. We’ve extended our menu of flights on the geographical and timeline ranges—even including a literal menu of crab and salad on two excursions. Misty Fjords is a star attractionSeaWind Aviation specializes in flights to Misty Fjords National Monument, the most popular summertime excursion. The near edge of this gorgeous region is only about 30 miles from Ketchikan. The federally managed wilderness area takes in about 2 million acres of deep ocean fjords, steep granite walls rising as much as 3,000 feet from the sea, and lush temperate rain forest—all of it occasionally laced by mists rising from the sea. Waterfalls pour off of clefts in ancient rock. High-mountain snowfields and deep, black lakes contrast with the granite and green world. Some people call Misty Fjords “the Yosemite of the North.” A state-sponsored visitor study a few years ago found that more than 90 percent of Ketchikan-based flightseeing trips go to Misty Fjords. Some of our passengers enjoy a mid-trip lake landing and experience the majestic quiet of Misty Fjords when the pilot cuts the engine for a few minutes, to allow everyone to get out on land to take in the scenery and breathe in the fresh air. Bear viewing is popularSeaWind Aviation also flies cruise ship passengers and independent travelers on bear-viewing excursions. When salmon come back to spawning streams, bears also converge for summer feasts. Passengers see dramatic mountainscapes and ocean channels as they fly to and from bear viewing sites. We fly to one bear viewing site north of Ketchikan and another on Prince of Wales Island west of Ketchikan. A briefer aerial tour lifts passengers over the city and the so-called Ketchikan Alps behind the city and adds a uniquely Alaskan touch—or touchdown. The flight ends at a remote lodge for a delicious feast of Dungeness crab from local waters. The crab feast at George Inlet Lodge can be added to our Misty Fjords flightseeing and harbor excursions.SeaWind Aviation provides flights to remote cabins and lodges as part of our year-round service. We also work with local guides for world-class fly-in fishing excursions. Wildlife sightings from peak to seaIt’s not uncommon for passengers on any of our flights to see wildlife, such as mountain goats clambering over high alpine slopes or bears foraging along shorelines. Humpback whales and killer whales that visit Southeast Alaska are also sighted by lucky flightseeing passengers. This seems like a good time to talk about passengers’ experiences in our aircraft and ashore. All of our seats are window seats—that’s why we can call it flightseeing. Steve Kamm and our experienced pilots provide live narration as we fly; no canned spiels for us. Every passenger wears noise-reducing, voice-activated headphones with a microphone that allows conversation with the pilot and fellow passengers. We love flying in Alaska and we’re happy to answer passengers’ excited questions about this one-of-a-kind place. We and other Alaskans have an essential reputation to uphold. McDowell Group’s most recent survey of Alaska visitors found that 71 percent of them were “very satisfied” and 27 percent were “satisfied” with their overall experiences in the Great Land. (We’re sure that remaining 2 percent didn’t fly with us!) We provide complimentary pick-up service at the docks downtown for our passengers and quoted tour time starts when passengers are in the planes. Some excursions sold at “3 hours” involve a great deal of time in vans and on docks. Once they’re aloft, our passengers are in the care of three pilots with substantial local flying experience. Some flightseeing operations in Southeast Alaska employ part-time pilots from outside the state to keep their planes in the air during the busy summer season.last_img read more

La Louisiane goûtera à la NouvelleÉcosse

first_imgDes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse offriront à leurs cousinsCajuns les meilleures saveurs de la province à la fin du moisalors qu’ils tenteront d’établir des liens commerciaux avecl’industrie de la restauration de la Louisiane, qui rapporte 4,5milliards de dollars. Chris d’Entremont combinera ses fonctions de ministre del’Agriculture et des Pêches à ses responsabilités de ministre desAffaires acadiennes ainsi qu’à son savoir-faire en matière demarketing pour diriger la mission commerciale néo-écossaise enLouisiane du 21 au 25 février. « Il s’agit d’une occasion exceptionnelle d’explorer un nouveaumarché qui a des liens historiques et culturels acadiens étroitsavec la Nouvelle-Écosse, » affirme M. d’Entremont. « Ces liens,ainsi que l’appréciation traditionnelle louisianaise de la bonnenourriture, offrent des possibilités de marketing intéressantespour les produits agroalimentaires et les produits de la mer dela Nouvelle-Écosse. » Le voyage de M. d’Entremont débute le lundi 21 février par desrencontres et des événements relatifs aux Acadiens. Le reste de la semaine, des rencontres auront lieu avec desgroupes d’affaires et gouvernementaux afin de discuter despossibilités commerciales offertes par les industries desproduits agroalimentaires et des produits de la mer de laNouvelle-Écosse. Des rencontres avec le gouvernement consolidé deLafayette, la gouverneure de la Louisiane Kathleen Blanco, lecommissaire à l’agriculture Bob Odom et le secrétaire responsablede la faune et des pêches Dwight Landreneau sont prévues àl’horaire. d’Entremont sera accompagné de représentants de plusieurs entreprises de l’industrie agroalimentaire et des produits de la mer, notamment : Nova Agri Inc. — producteur de bleuets et de fruits; Country Harbour Sea Farms Limited — exploitant et transformateur de moules cultivées; Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd. — producteur de pommes; Han Beck Sea Products Inc. — transformateur de crabe des neiges, de crabe nordique et de homard; Acadian Maple Products Ltd. — producteur de bleuets et de produits de l’érable; Sambro Fisheries Ltd. — transformateur de saumon de l’Atlantique, de myes, de crabe, de crevettes, de thon, de requin et de poisson de fond; Chef Stephan Inc. — détaillant de sel marin destiné aux amateurs de cuisine familiale et aux chefs d’expérience. La Louisiane compte plus de 4 200 établissements de restauration,dont les trois quarts se trouvent à La Nouvelle-Orléans. Leschefs de cet État servent plus de 11 millions de visiteurs chaqueannée. « Nous espérons établir des relations commerciales durables avecla Louisiane, » a déclaré M. d’Entremont.last_img read more

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites

first_imgMiami: SpaceX has taken a giant leap towards making global Internet coverage a reality as its fifth Falcon 9 rocket of the year took flight, sending 60 Internet-beaming Starlink satellites into space. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, following several delays: first a 24-hour delay due to high upper-level winds on May 15, and then a week-long delay so SpaceX could give the onboard satellites a software software upgrade, reports Space.com. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Tucked inside the rocket’s nose cone were 60 satellites — the first batch of SpaceX’s Starlink mega-constellation, which the company hopes will help provide affordable Internet coverage to the world. Following the successful launch, the rocket’s first stage gently touched down on a floating platform at sea, marking the company’s 40th booster recovery. It was the third flight for this particular booster, marking just the second time SpaceX has flown a Falcon 9 first stage more than twice. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails Getting the full constellation up and running will cost in the ballpark of $10 billion dollars, and SpaceX owner Elon Musk has conceded that such efforts have bankrupted others, such as the satellite operator Iridium, reports CNN. But when asked about funding for Starlink last week, he said the company has “sufficient capital” to carry out its plans. He added that SpaceX’s latest funding round attracted “more interest than we were seeking”. In April, the company sought to raise about $400 million. If SpaceX confirms most or all of its satellites deployed successfully, and they are able to make contract with ground stations, the launch will mark the largest step forward for any company attempting such a project. It could even set SpaceX up to beat out competitors such as Amazon and SoftBank-backed OneWeb, which each want to form Internet constellations of their own. SpaceX will need another six missions, according to Musk, before Starlink can provide consistent Internet coverage for small parts of the world. It will take 12 launches before the company can provide coverage for a significant portion of the world’s population, he added.last_img read more

Kolkata Police to step up drive against drugs

first_imgKolkata: To Curb the growing number of drug abuse cases in Kolkata, the city police has chalked out a plan to raise awareness among people in the run-up to June 26, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.This year, the theme is #unitedagainstdrugs. The Kolkata Police has planned to reach out to maximum people through a competition. “Take a picture while performing any activity such as dancing, reading, running, sleeping, singing, playing, studying, writing or laughing. Put it up on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with caption — “SAY YES TO (the activity that is seen in the picture eg. reading, running etc); SAY NO TO DRUGS”. Hashtag it with #kolkatapolice #unitedagainstdrugs in Instagram/Twitter/Facebook”, said a senior police officer. The three most innovative pictures will be felicitated by the Kolkata Police.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Stars of The Bodyguard musical seek to put their own stamp on

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO – In stepping into the roles made famous by Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the stars of the stage adaptation of “The Bodyguard” have no plans to merely mimic their big-screen counterparts.“As tempting as it was to look at the film version, it was a case of not having that burdening your mind or getting in the way of building your own character,” said British soul sensation Beverley Knight, who portrays pop superstar Rachel Marron in the musical, now playing at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre.Stuart Reid, who plays former Secret Service agent and titular “Bodyguard” Frank Farmer, said he also wanted to start “with a blank canvas.” “I didn’t refer back to the film because I didn’t want to take residue from that and then sort of copycat it and put it back on the stage,” said Reid, who hails from Northern Ireland. “At the end of the day, you’re sort of cheating yourself and you’re cheating the audience.“I know a lot of people would have an expectation of who they would want; but for me, to come from it from the pure angle, I need to then come at it from my own — and not Kevin Costner.”The affable actors are part of the London West End company who made the journey across the Atlantic to stage the show in Canada, following the end of a recent sold-out, six-month run in the U.K.The Mirvish production is one of several theatrical incarnations of “The Bodyguard” based on the 1992 romantic thriller. Toronto-born R&B and pop star Deborah Cox is headlining the U.S. tour, while other productions are slated to open in Milan and Sydney. Engagements are planned later in the year in Madrid, Stuttgart and China.In addition to being a box-office hit, “The Bodyguard” still holds the distinction of featuring the best-selling soundtrack album in history — 45 million copies worldwide. The juggernaut album includes “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing,” “Queen of the Night” and the chart-topping smash that became the late Houston’s signature hit: “I Will Always Love You.”“When you’re singing songs that are beautifully crafted, you find beauty every single time,” said Knight.“It’s a testament to the power of a great song and, of course, the power of a great voice that Whitney had wrapped around all of that kind of showing us all the way.”Both Knight and Reid said the enduring power of the film and stage production lie in the universal themes at the core of “The Bodyguard.”“Ultimately, it’s not a story of two people — one white, one black — it’s a story of two worlds that have just collided,” said Knight. “Still, they found enough in each other’s personalities and each other’s circumstances to hold onto each other in this whirlwind of madness.“I think people … can empathize with a crazy situation going on and yet, within it, there is this person that brings stillness and surety and comfort to them.”Reid said the age-old opposites-attract story is also a central part of its appeal.“It’s about the love and chemistry between two individuals who are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum,” he said. “They might have so much separating them in terms of where their lifestyles are, but they have this one thing that unites them completely….“We’ve all either been in love with someone or had our hearts broken, so it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white from anywhere … we all feel the same.”“The Bodyguard” is on stage at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto until April 9.By Lauren LaRoseFollow @lauren_larose on Twitterlast_img read more

Guergarate Video Shows Polisario Staging Illegal Checkpoint and Threatening Moroccans

Rabat – A video posted on YouTube on Sunday shows how Polisario is illegally staging checkpoints in the buffer zone of Guergarate, in Moroccan Sahara, threatening human life and disturbing trade.The video, which was filmed by one of the Polisario’s supporters, shows Polisario members at a checkpoint halting a Moroccan truck heading to Mauritania carrying merchandise. A voice over in the video claims that the drivers “invade” the area, while indeed, Polisario is occupying and disturbing trade in Guergarate. They also ignore the call made by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged both Morocco and Polisario  to “exercise maximum restraint and take all necessary steps to avoid escalating tensions.”The nearly one-minute video shows the militias attempting to violate the UN’s 1991’s ceasefire agreement. Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation issued a statement on Sunday, announcing Morocco’s unilateral withdrawal from the Guerguerat region.Morocco’s decision to withdraw from Guerguerate has been lauded by France, Spain, the UN and the European Union.Last week, King Mohammed VI called upon Guterres to take urgent and necessary measures to put an end to an unacceptable situation seriously threatening the UN-brokered ceasefire and stability in the region of Guergarate. read more

Midfielder Mbark Boussoufa Morocco Has All It Takes to Beat Ivory

Rabat – Mbark Boussoufa, the Moroccan football team’s key midfielder, is feeling optimistic about Morocco’s decisive match against Ivory Coast on Saturday in Abidjan.In an interview with Moroccan daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the 33-year-old footballer said that the Moroccan squad has everything that it takes to beat the Ivorian opponent. The footballer noted that a 1-1 draw is enough to qualify for the next phase of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Boussoufa, who also plays for the Emirati club Al Jazira, added that the team’s recent success can be explained through Morocco’s football coach, Herve Renard, who “brought life to the Moroccan team by strengthening its effectiveness over confrontations.” “This has been true both during different phases of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) and during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” added Boussoufa.Boussoufa mentioned the trust that Renard enjoys with the Moroccan team, as well as the good atmosphere he has established within the group in order to integrate all footballers rapidly into the team. “Morocco has a very good team, now and for the future,” he said.The footballer stated that Renard always supports his team by giving them a fighting spirit in order to encourage them. “He always reminds his players, at the end of every game, how proud he is to be with them,” added Boussoufa.The footballer did not forget to commend the massive support of the Moroccan fans, “who are inciting us to set fire in the arena of Abidjan’s stadium.” He explained that this “will be our creed throughout the game on Saturday.”Boussoufa added that “this is why we are very optimistic for the qualification to World Cup in Russia.” read more

Keystone pipeline maker TransCanada has broken rules says energy watchdog

CALGARY — The National Energy Board says it’s concerned Calgary-based pipeline giant TransCanada Corp. has broken the regulator’s rules, as well as its own.A then-employee of TransCanada approached the board in May with concerns of “regulatory non-compliance,” the NEB says in a letter posted on its website.The letter was addressed to Dan King, vice president of engineering and asset reliability, and copied to CEO Russ Girling and Don Wishart, executive vice president of operations and major projects.In it, the board did not specify which rules were broken or which pipeline or project was involved.[np-related]Many of the allegations — which the board says did not pose immediate threats to the safety of people or the environment — have been verified by an internal audit TransCanada undertook.Measures to fix the problems have been completed, or are in the process of being implemented, the NEB said.But the board is nonetheless conducting its own audit to find out whether TransCanada is still breaking the rules and determine any “corrective actions that may be required.”Among other things, the NEB will look at:— Confirmation that TransCanada’s welding inspections and non-destructive examination practices meet NEB requirements. — Whether changes to TransCanada’s internal engineering guidelines meet NEB requirements. — The remediation measures TransCanada has undertaken based on its internal audit. — Whether its revised inspection processes meet requirements in the Onshore Pipelines Regulations, 1999 — The adequacy on a new training program for inspectors. — The job description of the new quality assurance/quality control manager.“Pipeline safety is of paramount importance to the NEB, and it will take all available actions to protect Canadians and the environment,” board secretary Sheri Young says in the letter.“Should the NEB audit and inspections result in the finding of residual or additional non-compliances, the board will not hesitate to impose appropriate corrective actions.”TransCanada has been in the spotlight in recent years for its contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal to increase the amount of oilsands crude shipped to U.S. markets.After a series of delays, the U.S. State Department is expected to make a decision in early 2013. read more

Postal workers on strike to lose part of their June salary

Postal workers on strike will lose part of their June salary, Post Master General D.L.P. Rohana Abhayaratne said today.The Post Master General said that Postal Department employees who report for duties will be paid the full salary for June while those who continue to strike will only receive a salary for the period from Jun 01 to 11.

Disaster management meeting

While Albertans are still assessing the devastation of their catastrophic floods, a leading scientist joined the province’s Premier today in saying the damage is so extensive that Southern Alberta will never be the same.While that is happening, disaster management experts from around the world are watching the events in Alberta with great concern.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Travel disruption as high winds continue

first_imgUpdate 13:59THE SEVERE WEATHER has affected travel plans for people all across the country today.With thousands across the country without power and telephone services, the storm has also impacted on rail services and flights with power lines and trees down and strong winds sticking around.In Dublin, Pearse St Station is closed for the day because of storm damage to the roof. Trains will be passing through the station but will not stop there.Irish Rail said all trains are running on all routes with some delays:At Dublin Airport, some flights were diverted or delayed. In a statement, the DAA said:Passengers are advised to check with their airline’s website before coming to Dublin Airport today.Aer Lingus said that a number of its flights are delayed or cancelled today and Ryanair is reporting delays on some flights but said it has no cancellations today.Irish Ferries had already cancelled their Swift sailings for today because of high winds and seas.Flights out of Shannon airport have been affected, but flights are arriving in Cork again after being diverted to Shannon late last night.Across the country, AA Roadwatch and gardaí are reporting trees and debris on roads with surface water making some roads impassable.In all cases, travellers are advised to check with their operator before departing and motorists are urged to slow down and take care on the roads.last_img read more

Sony abandonne les TV OLED

first_imgSony abandonne les TV OLEDLe géant japonais vient d’annoncer son retrait du marché des téléviseurs OLED. La raison ? Un public trop restreint à son goût… Sony était pourtant l’un des premiers à se lancer sur ce secteur de la TV OLED, dès 2007, suivi de Panasonic ou LG qui, en 2012 vont sortir de nouveaux modèles. Cette année, il ne faudra donc pas compter sur Sony. La décision de la firme nippone est expliquée par le manque d’intérêt du public pour cette technologie engendrant des chiffres de ventes médiocres.Sony ne présentera donc pas de téléviseurs OLED au CES à Vegas, mais le constructeur n’exclut pas un éventuel retour sur ce marché si un engouement du public finissait par arriver (l’entreprise poursuit toujours des recherches dans le domaine…). Le 10 janvier 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Microsoft System Center 2012 est enfin disponible

first_imgMicrosoft System Center 2012 est enfin disponibleMicrosoft System Center 2012 est disponible en deux versions. Un essai de 180 jours peut aussi être effectué. Microsoft a rendu opérationnel son System Center 2012, disponible à l’achat direct ou en test. Le service s’adresse à ceux qui veulent utiliser le service cloud. Microsoft a assuré lors du sommet Management que cette suite logicielle permettait de gérer une infrastructure informatique aussi bien publique que privée.Jean-Philippe Dupuich, chef de produit System Center chez Microsoft France, a indiqué à Clubic que System Center 2012 permettrait de se libérer “de la pure gestion de l’infrastructure pour se rapprocher un peu plus de ce qui donne de la valeur : les applications métier”. Le programme doit également permettre la gestion d’environnements hétérogènes.”Nos clients n’ont pas besoin de repartir de zéro : on leur permet avec ces outils de gérer plusieurs sortes de matériels, de systèmes d’exploitation, de couches de virtualisation et d’applications” ajoute M. Dupuich. Deux éditions de System Center seront proposées : l’édition standard qui équivant à deux machines virtuelles, et l’édition Datacenter qui est illimitée. Une version d’essai de 180 jours est disponible afin de bénéficier d’un aperçu des capacités de System Center 2012. Le 19 avril 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Comment on cable television service Wednesday

first_imgIf you have complaints or compliments about Comcast’s cable televsion service, Wednesday is the day to speak up.The City/County Telecommunications Commission will be accepting cable TV subscriber comments through various channels before, during and even after its Wednesday meeting, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in Vancouver City Council chambers, 415 W. Sixth St. The citizen commission is the local government body that oversees a franchise agreement with Comcast to provide cable television service within much of Clark County. As part of its annual performance review, the commission examines Comcast’s performance, as well as complaints against the company. It also solicits testimony at a public hearing.The hearing will be televised live on CVTV Cable Channel 23, and a phone number will be displayed for call-ins about cable service, said Jim Demmon, telecommunications manager. Comments also can be emailed to the commission at Tracie.Looney@cityofvancouver.us. Comments will be accepted through April 5.last_img read more

STATE REP RACE QA Erin Buckley Discusses What Shell Do To Support

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Erin Buckley (R-Tewksbury).#15) What you will do at the State House to ensure that our local police and fire departments have what they need to adequately protect us? Do you support a fire substation in North Wilmington? Did you/do you support the construction of the new center fire station in Tewksbury that was approved last year?Supporting all of our first responders is essential. It is of vital importance. In fact, as a Legislative Aide in the State House, I helped draft a bill making assault on a law enforcement officer a felony offense. I absolutely support a fire substation in North Wilmington, as it is the section of Wilmington most likely to see significant growth in the near future. The Town of Wilmington has taken the first pragmatic steps towards this process by funding a fire substation study. Pending the results of that study, I believe Wilmington will make the proper next step. The Tewksbury Center Fire Station is 51 years old and it is the top municipal construction priority for Tewksbury. Tewksbury Fire have an amazing reputation and they serve our community bravely daily; it is time for the central hub of fire/EMS response to be brought into the 21st Century. As a member of the Tewksbury Finance Committee, I understand the financial burden this will place on the taxpayer, an approx. increase of $100 per year on already steep property tax bills, but I value this new fire station as essential spending on a life-saving improvement.#16) The Vietnam War Moving Wall recently visited Wilmington. It was a sobering reminder of what the men and women in our armed forces are willing to sacrifice to preserve our freedom. What will you do at the State House to support our local veterans and veterans statewide? What, if anything, have you done as a private citizen and/or locally elected official that shows a commitment to veterans? Do you personally have any family that serves/served?My husband and I were the first two volunteers for the very first shift on the Moving Wall, and it was entirely our privilege. The turnout from our community was overwhelming — but not surprising. As for family connections to the service, my late father-in-law served in the U.S. Army in the 8th Infantry Division (The Golden Arrow) in West Germany in 1964/65. We also have close friends who are retired Marines and Navy SEALs. (Note: Everyone should listen to former SEAL Team 3 member Jocko Willink’s podcast as well as read his books. There is no better authority on self-motivation and leadership broadcasting today.) I have worked for the benefit of all of our veterans. As a Legislative Aide I participated in the American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls Helping Girls/Stand Down Boston event by bundling and donating personal health and hygiene supplies for our homeless female veterans. Sadly, I also often found myself lobbying on behalf of our suffering homeless vets, of both genders, looking for work or shelter in the 2nd Barnstable, alongside my Representative, Will Crocker. As a State Representative, I would focus two basic needs for far too many of our veterans out there: shelter and sobriety. Far too often, addiction and veterans go hand-in-hand. We have an epidemic of PTSD being treated by the sufferers themselves, via self-medication. This must come to an end. Veterans must become more of a priority in the Commonwealth.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Discusses What She’ll Do To Support Police, Fire & Veterans If ElectedIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”last_img read more

SocialMedia Stars the Dobre Brothers Sign With CAA

first_img Popular on Variety Social-media star siblings the Dobre Brothers have signed with CAA for representation in all areas.The four brothers — Lucas, Marcus, Cyrus and Darius — have gained a global following with their backflips, dance moves, comedy, stunts and original music (including songs “You Know You Lit” and “Bumpin’”). The Dobre Brothers are sons of Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist Aurelia Dobre.The L.A.-based bros have more than 18 million followers across social platforms, including 2.3 million subscribers on their main YouTube channel while 19-year-old twins Lucas and Marcus have more than 7.3 million on YouTube. Lucas and Marcus became popular on the now-defunct Vine and were founding members of Jake Paul’s Team 10 social-media “label” before leaving.CAA will work to create opportunities for the Dobre Brothers in all areas, including TV, motion pictures, touring, digital distribution and partnerships, endorsements, personal appearances, and publishing. The Dobre twins have appeared on Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark” and last fall the four brothers appeared at the WE Day event at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City to promote AT&T’s Later Haters anti-bullying initiative.The Dobre Brothers continue to be managed by Brian Sokolik of Fullscreen (which signed the foursome last year) and attorneys Ryan Pastorek and Melissa Fox of Hansen Jacobson.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