Ford ousts Chrysler as topselling automaker in Canada in June

TORONTO — Ford Canada said Wednesday it was the top selling automaker in Canada last month as it outsold Chrysler Canada by a wide margin in June, despite seeing a nearly 9% drop in sales compared with a year ago.The automaker said Wednesday it sold 30,543 vehicles last month, down from 33,450 a year ago.“Coming off a 23-year sales record last June, Ford of Canada still had a very positive month closing at number one,” Ford Canada president and CEO Dianne Craig said in statement.[np-related]Ford has sold 142,181 vehicles in Canada so far this year, up 1.3% from this time last year, with its F-series pick-up trucks making up almost a third of the month’s sales.Sales at Chrysler Canada crept up 0.5% in June compared with a year ago, helped by strong sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.The automaker sold 23,705 vehicles last month, up from 23,576 in June of last year.The company has sold 130,286 vehicles so far this year, up 7.1% for the same period last year, when it had sold 121,615.The Dodge Grand Caravan made up about a quarter of the overall sales, a new record for the minivan built in Windsor, Ont., Chrysler said.The Dodge Ram pick-up truck also made up roughly a quarter of the overall sales.Chrysler Canada said the June sales results marked the company’s 31st consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and represents the longest sales streak in the company’s history.Toyota Canada sold 16,957 vehicles in June, 70.1% more than last June when it was affected by the fallout from the earthquake and tsunami that forced production cuts at the Japanese automakers.The company said it sold 6,978 trucks, marking its best June on record for truck sales.Meanwhile, Kia Canada said it sold 7,782 vehicles last month, 10% more than June of last year, in what the company called its best June ever for sales. Kia Canada has sold 39,298 vehicles this year so far. read more

New Brunswick Crown corporation seeks marijuana retail stores in 15 communities

FREDERICTON — New Brunswickers are getting a glimpse of how legalized marijuana may be sold in the province.Although the provincial government hasn’t yet announced a retail model, NB Liquor has put out a tender call for “cannabis retail” spaces across the province.The tender seeks 3,000-square-foot spaces in 15 communities that include parking and delivery truck space.The retail spaces are to be “substantially completed” by the end of May.The deadline for the bids closes November 10.Ottawa has introduced legislation to legalize recreational weed by July 1, but left distribution and regulation to the provinces.Last month, the province created a new Crown corporation to oversee recreational marijuana sales, and signed deals with two suppliers.Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said the Crown corporation will not directly conduct retail operations.A New Brunswick legislature committee has recommended selling marijuana through government-operated stores to anyone 19 years or older.A Deloitte report last fall suggested recreational marijuana could be worth about $22.6 billion to the Canadian economy. read more

US has informed UN of decision to expel Russian diplomats

“This action may require those members to leave the country,” Deputy UN Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at the daily press briefing, citing the UN-US Headquarters Agreement, which governs the relations between the Organization and the Host country. “Given the sensitivity of the matter, which is ongoing, we will not comment further at this stage other than to confirm that the Secretary-General will closely follow this matter and engage as appropriate with the Governments concerned,” he said.News reports suggest that the US Administration on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the US, following similar actions taken by other countries in the wake of the allegation by the United Kingdom that Russia was behind an attack using a deadly nerve-agent in Salisbury on 4 March, which left Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, hospitalized in critical condition.On 14 March, the UK brought the charge before an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, where US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the US stood in solidarity with the UK in denouncing the “crime” and believed Russia had been responsible for the attack.At the same meeting, both Russia and the United Kingdom said the incident should be investigated by the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the UN-backed body which works to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and eliminate chemical weapons use, and the threat of their use.The UK Foreign Ministry announced later that independent investigators from the OPCW were due to arrive in the UK on Monday, 19 March to kick off their probe into the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack. read more

Homecoming 2014 registration now open

Special guest and Brock alumnus Rick Campanelli will be at Brock to celebrate its 50th anniversary at Homecoming weekend, Sept. 18-21.Registration is now open for Homecoming 2014, and this is the year to return, reunite and relive.Join special guest and fellow Brock alumnus Rick Campanelli to celebrate Brock’s 50th anniversary at Homecoming weekend, Sept. 18-21.Many events are scheduled, including a re-dedication of the Schmon Tower, Steel Blade Hockey Classic, followed by pub night with Pat Hewitt, over 15 reunions, and the premier event, the Red Dinner (with food trucks and performer Mark Lalama).“We have planned a weekend of events that will allow our alumni to relive their Brock experience, while reuniting with fellow graduates,” said Christine Richard, 50th anniversary special event coordinator. “We encourage attendees to help us paint the campus red that weekend by wearing Brock colours and memorabilia to all athletic games and featured events. We hope that all alumni and the surrounding community will help us celebrate 50 years of being Niagara’s University.”Keep checking the 50th anniversary website for more information, updates and a full list of events. read more

Amid increasing complaints Dynamic Airways fined 25M by US authority

– one popular case is of a bride who allegedly missed her own wedding because of the delays/cancellationsDynamic International Airways has been fined US$120,000 by the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) in light of increased complaints of its flights being delayed and/or cancelled and its failure to refund affected passengers.Nevertheless, the airline has said it remains committed to staying in the market.Captain Gerry Gouveia, Dynamic’s Guyana representative, is quoted in today’s  Guyana Times  as saying that the company will honour its obligations to the US Authority and will continue to improve its service with the aim of avoiding a recurrence of this situation. He emphasised that penalties enforced by DoT will not deter Dynamic Airways from continuing its operations.Guyana’s regulatory arm, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), had earlier this year engaged the airline about its frequent flight delays and cancellations in light of back-to-back instances occurring during September, October and November 2016, when hundreds of passengers, including Guyanese, were left stranded for hours at the airports; and in one of the most popular cases, a bride allegedly missed her own wedding because of the delays/cancellations.FLASHBACK: Stranded Dynamic Airways passengers at JFK AirportDynamic has provided several explanations for these problems, and has constantly assured of delivering better services to its customers.According to Captain Gouveia, Dynamic is now operating five flights weekly between New York and Guyana, with a 90 per cent on time departure rate.  “Between January 2017 and April 2017, we operated approximately 64 direct flights between New York and Guyana, moving approximately 9000 passengers out of Guyana. Our ticket cost remains below US$600 for a return ticket to New York,” he stated.PENALTIESDoT, in an order served on Dynamic on April 13, 2017, warned the airline that further enforcement action would be taken if these problems persist. DoT said a probe was triggered after its Aviation Consumer Protection Division received a “significant increase” in the number of complaints against the carrier.The regulatory agency observed that Dynamic had failed to provide refunds in a timely manner, as required, to passengers affected by cancelled flights, and failed to provide written notice to passengers after cancellations more than ten days out of their return flights.Reports are that Dynamic will be required to pay half of the hefty fine in six installments, the first of which is to be paid within 30 days of the issuance of the order, and the remaining five to be paid in tranches of US$10,000 every 30 days. The remaining US$60,000 will have to be paid if Dynamic violates the cease-and-desist order within one year from now, or fails to comply with the payment provisions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFollowing $24M fine, Dynamic suffers another delayApril 18, 2017In “Business”Dynamic flight cancellations: Disgruntled passengers can claim from $40M carrier bondJanuary 5, 2017In “Business”Dynamic Airways will be back in the air for Christmas SeasonOctober 7, 2014In “Business” read more

Oneyearold drowns in Mocha trench Police questioning mother

A mother of three is now being questioned by Police after the body of her one-year-old baby girl was fished out of a trench at Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Wednesday afternoon.Dead is Amiah Eastman of Barnwell North, Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD).According to reports received, the child’s mother, Shadica Dublin,23, a domestic worker, exited her home to clean the walls of another house which is located in the same yard.Amiah, and her siblings, ages 3 and 4 were left playing together in their wooden shack which is located just a short distance away from the house their mother was cleaning.This publication understands that Dublin left what she was doing and proceeded to check on her children when she noticed Amiah was missing.After futile searches were made, the mother made a report at the Mocha Police Outpost.A search launched by officers found the baby’s body floating in a trench in the same yard.The child was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where she was pronounced dead on arrival.Dublin was taken into Police custody.The other children are said to now be in the care of their father, 24-year-old Randy Eastman. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMissing woman’s body found floating in Mocha trenchJuly 6, 2017In “Crime”BETTER HOPE MURDERS: Mocha resident who allegedly provided guns arrestedJuly 12, 2019In “Crime”PI continues into Babita Sarjou’s murderFebruary 22, 2017In “Court” read more

Mining annual cost savings estimator helps justify technology investment in automation

first_imgAn estimator from Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI) helps mining operators justify investment in autonomous mining technologies. How much sellable material are we extracting? How much ore is available to mine? What is the up-time of our equipment? How much material can one of our haul trucks carry? How many employees do we have? Mines need to attach a number to these and hundreds of other questions to help them determine if they are successful and if their current course will lead to more success.Many of these questions are well-defined, but others are littered with variables. Technology acquisition is one of these difficult questions. Will this technology increase the revenue, safety, or efficiency of our operation? If so, by how much? Without taking on a huge risk to implement the technology, there are no clear answers.In 2010, the management and technology consulting company, Accenture, undertook a research study directed at the emerging technology, mining vehicle automation. The report titled Using Autonomous Equipment to Achieve High Performance in the Mining Industry discusses Accenture’s research into mining automation and attempts to attach a number to the technology. The study shows that mining automation has an impressive potential to improve productivity, safety, and labour costs.“Autonomous equipment should operate more predictably,” states the Accenture report. “With less direct operator control over [equipment], inherent operator-induced variations in speed, load and travel as well as downtime, should be dramatically reduced.” Accenture focuses on several significant productivity-related costs that mining automation could improve, including: vehicle maintenance, energy/fuel consumption, accidents, and vehicle utilization. Precise and predictable autonomous technology targets each of these areas to increase overall productivity of mine operations.Aside from the number of mining-related injuries, attaching a number to the effect of mining automation technology on safety is challenging. “The use of autonomous equipment is expected to reduce safety-related events simply through the elimination or significant reduction in operator presence on equipment,” Accenture reports. “Common challenges such as operator fatigue or judgment errors that lead to accidents could cease to occur.” Reductions in safety violations through autonomous mining could save the mining industry millions of dollars in workman’s compensation claims, insurance premiums, equipment repair, and downtime, not to mention the irreplaceable loss of individual employees to injury or death.One of the most difficult challenges faced by the mining industry is the rising cost of labour. This cost is driven by pressure for higher wages and an overall shortage of skilled labour. In addition, remote mining sites require significant infrastructure to support employees working onsite. “The rising cost of labor has improved the value proposition for autonomous equipment,” says Accenture. “If equipment fleets could become autonomous, it would substantially reduce the direct labour force and support staff.”The mining annual cost savings estimator developed by Autonomous Solutions, is based on ratios identified by Accenture as well as more than ten years of mining automation experience. The equation targets several key areas that affect mine revenue—productivity, maintenance and support costs, equipment investments, and labor. As mine operators enter real, site-specific numbers, the calculator attaches a dollar amount to the value of vehicle automation.last_img read more

Scientists Outline How to Protect 13 of Worlds Oceans by 2030

first_img Scientists have worked out how to protect more than a third of the world’s oceans by 2030.In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers mapped the global oceans, which cover almost half our planet, envisioning what a world-wide network of ocean sanctuaries could look like.Their aim is to safeguard wildlife and mitigate impacts of climate change, particularly in the vast waters outside national borders.A team of analysts from the University of York, University of Oxford, and Greenpeace showed that 30 to 50 percent of the global oceans could be saved by employing a network of marine reserves across the high seas—free from harmful human activity.“Extraordinary losses of seabirds, turtles, sharks, and marine mammals reveal a broken governance system that governments at the United Nations must urgently fix,” Callum Roberts, a marine conservation biologist at the University of York, said in a statement.“This report shows how protected areas could be rolled out across international waters to create a net of protection that will help save species from extinction and help them survive in our fast-changing world,” he added.Only 5 percent of the world’s oceans are currently protected in sanctuaries. And a vast majority of those are limited to national waters, mostly around Greenland and Antarctica.Scientists warn that our seas are at risk from fishing, deep seabed mining, global warming, and other pollution. Large-scale protection (50 percent) would increase the resilience of aquatic ecosystems in the face of climate change and acidification.See for yourself in this interactive map.“Over the next 18 months, governments around the world have an unique opportunity to establish a global framework for protecting the oceans,” according to Greenpeace UK campaigner Louisa Casson.Britain’s Environment Secretary Michael Gove agrees, joining Greenpeace “in calling for the UK and other countries to work together toward a UN High Seas Treaty.”“The UK is already on course to protect over half of its waters,” he boasted.More on Geek.com:NASA Scientists Reproduce Origins of Life on Ocean FloorClimate Change Will Affect the Color of Oceans, Study SaysThese Ocean Robots Spent a Year Collecting Data Under Antarctic Ice Stay on target Male Dolphin Dies After Being Impaled in Head Off Florida CoastNASA Satellites Spot Largest Seaweed Bloom in the World last_img read more

Fresh Start for Offenders law praised by CJ

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 16, 2017 – Minor offenses committed in the Turks and Caicos can legally be erased from a police record, to give small time offenders, a fresh start which could mean the difference between getting a job and being unemployed.  During the official opening of the 2017 Legal Year, Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale praised legislative drafters at the Attorney General’s Chambers for the  74 pieces of legislation produced.  The Chief Justice in her presentation to the guests of the court and the members of the TCI bar council identified several ordinances which she believes will prove most impacting to life in the TCI.  The Prevention of Terrorism, Financial intelligence Agency and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance 2014 were highlighted.  Hon Ramsey-Hale said about the Rehabilitation law that, “This is to ensure that people do not have lifelong blots on their records because of relatively minor offences in their past, which may impact negatively in such persons acquiring employment or other services. The intention of the Ordinance is to exclude any prejudice which may occur because of disclosures of person’s relatively minor past convictions or offences; and to aid the reintegration and resettlement of ex-offenders into employment by not requiring them or any other person to disclose or answer questions regarding their spent convictions.”   Key to this happening for any ex offender is the time passed since the conviction.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia #MagneticNewsMedia Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

Indian High Commission in UK sets up response unit for diaspora

first_imgLONDON: A ten-member Public Response Unit has been set up in the Indian High Commission here to provide instant service to the diaspora. Speaking as a chief guest at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here on Wednesday, India’s High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam said the Public Response Unit has been set up to resolve the problems of people, “if possible on phone itself.” Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us “Your High Commission is a phone call away. We want to take the service to the doorstep of people in the UK,” she said. Ghanashyam also paid tribthe ute to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She described her as a person who gave “new orientation to the external affairs ministry.” Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “As external affairs minister, she gave us lead to give better services to the people – whether they are living in India or abroad,” the Indian envoy said. She said that Swaraj was one of the tallest leaders of India in the recent past and, “we celebrate the contributions she made through her dedication.” The participants at the event also observed a minute’s silence in the memory of Swaraj. Advertise With Us Shanta Ruparel, Joint Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, said “India is recognized as one of the most respected countries in the world. Ever since Narendra Modi took over as the prime minister, India has secured a special place in the world. “Lord Suri, leading Indian-origin member of the House of Lords, said, “Prime Minister Modi is doing a great job, making India strong, stable and providing good governance.” He also lauded the success of Indian scientists in successfully launching Chandrayaan-2. The Indian diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin in the UK equating to almost 1.8 per cent of the population and contributing 6 per cent of the country’s GDP.last_img read more

US China clash over BRI in Afghan resolution

first_imgA map illustrating China`s silk road economic belt and the 21st century maritime silk road, or the so-called `One Belt, One Road` megaproject, is displayed at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China, on 18 January 2016. — Photo: ReutersThe United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan for six months.Last year’s resolution extending the mission’s mandate for a year welcomed and urged further efforts to strengthen regional economic cooperation involving Afghanistan, including through the massive “belt and road” initiative to link China to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia. The 2016 and 2017 council resolutions had similar language.Council diplomats said China wanted the “belt and road” language included in this year’s resolution – but the United States objected.US deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the council after the vote that “China held the resolution hostage and insisted on making it about Chinese national political priorities rather than the people of Afghanistan.”He said the Trump administration opposed China’s demand “that the resolution highlight its belt and road initiative, despite its tenuous ties to Afghanistan and known problems with corruption, debt distress, environmental damage, and lack of transparency.”China’s deputy ambassador Wu Haitao countered that Cohen’s remarks were “at variance with the facts and are fraught with prejudice.” He also said one council member – almost certainly referring to the U.S. – “poisoned the atmosphere” which led to the council’s failure to adopt a substantive resolution.Wu noted that since the “belt and road” initiative was launched six years ago, 123 countries and 29 international organizations have signed agreements of cooperation with China on joint development programs.”The ‘belt and road’ initiative is conducive to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and economic development,” Wu said. “Under this framework, China and Afghanistan will continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields, promote economic and social development in the country and the integration of Afghanistan into regional development.”He stressed that the program “has nothing to do with geopolitics.”Germany’s UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, who drafted the resolution with Indonesia’s UN Ambassador Dian Djani, expressed regret that “issues that have nothing to do” with the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan made it impossible to adopt a substantive resolution.”We very much regret that such topics as the upcoming elections (in Afghanistan), the participation of women in the Afghan peace process, the situation of children in armed conflict, the nexus between climate change and security, are no longer reflected in this resolution,” Heusgen said.The resolution does extend UNAMA’s mission until Sept. 17, 2019 and stresses “the central importance of a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict and a comprehensive political settlement.” And it welcomes “progress in this regard.”But Heusgen said the text isn’t satisfactory to any of the 15 council members.He expressed hope that in the next six months the UN’s most powerful body would be able to overcome its differences and adopt a resolution that also reflects on the peace process and the upcoming elections.last_img

Kasba murder case Two arrested including minor

first_imgKolkata: In less than 24 hours, the police cracked the murder mystery of a 52-year-old woman and arrested two persons including a minor.Shambhu Koyal, who used to work as a help of the woman, was apprehended first and then another minor who assisted him in the actwas also picked up in connection with the murder the woman, whose body was recovered from an apartment at Tagore Park in Kasba on Saturday late afternoon.The sleuths had detained Shambhu since Saturday night after his tower location was found to be in and around the apartment of the victim, during the afternoon, which was the probable time when the murder was committed. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We have arrested one Sambhu Koyal and another minor for the murder of the lady Shila Chowdhury. As per his statement, the woman had taken Rs 27,000 from him but was refusing to return it. This prompted him to kill the lady,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Praveen Kumar Tripathi.”Prima facie it seems to be a murder for personal gain as some expensive articles have gone missing. The woman’s head was banged against a wall and then she was smothered with a pillow to ensure death,” a senior police officer said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSleuths informed that Shambhu had given the amount to the lady as a loan without the knowledge of his family.He had taken the money from a person and had given it to the woman.This person was pressuring Koyal to return his money but he failed as the woman was dilly dallying.The victim who was a high ranked officer of National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (based in Salt Lake) led a lavish life.Shambhu had initially claimed before the police that he had come to the victim’s house at around 12 noon and then had gone to buy some vegetables for her under her instructions. He returned within an hour and left after he was told by the victim to come again later in the afternoon.However, his cell phone tower location revealed that he was in and around the scene of the crime thorough out.The fact was confirmed after the sleuths questioned Koyal’s mother, who earlier used to work as a domestic help at Chowdhury’s apartment.The minor, who assisted him in the crime, was the son of a maid servant who had left work a month ago.The victim used to live alone on the second floor o fthe apartment. Her husband died three years back and his son Sayom Chowdhury is settled in US.last_img read more

WATCH Nevada comes back from 14 down in the final minute to

first_imgNevada trailed by as much as many as 25 points in the second half of Saturday’s Mountain West college hoops contest against New Mexico. They were down 14 with just over a minute to go.What followed is one of the the best late-game comebacks in recent college basketball history.Nevada’s Jordan Caroline finished with a game-high 45 points, and led the comeback with a flurry of threes, including the game-tying bucket to send it to overtime, and the game winner, down 2 with two seconds left in OT.The Wolfpack capped of the comeback in the extra period to get the improbable 105-104 win. Nevada is now 14-3 on the year. Advertisement Caroline’s performance is reminiscent of Reggie Miller’s performance against the Knicks in the 1995 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.Here’s a video of the entire comeback. It may induce severe flashbacks if your name is Spike Lee:Nevada Wolf Pack sets NCAA record for largest deficit overcome with less than 5 minutes on clock. Here is how: pic.twitter.com/P41F7d7CZo— Nevada Basketball (@NevadaHoops) January 9, 2017last_img read more

Nairobi mall to reopen 2 years after extremist attack

first_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Kenya has rebounded from the violence, said Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, who toured the mall on Tuesday.“The indomitable Kenyan spirit prevailed, they didn’t break our spirit,” Kidero said. Every business that had a shop in the mall is back, Kidero said.Shoppers should turn out Saturday for the mall’s re-opening, said Kidero. Nairobi is safe and U.S .President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit is testament to Kenya’s security, he said. The U.S. State Department this week issued a travel warning to its citizens that extremists could target the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi later this month, which will be attended by Obama.One of those returning to the mall will be Charlse Kimondo, a worker at the Nakumatt Supermarket in the mall. On the day of the attack he was in a storeroom when he heard gunshots and screams. He escaped but was shocked by the bloodbath. Counselling sessions helped him get over the ordeal and return to work.Al-Shabab said the Westgate attack was in retaliation for Kenya sending troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight the Islamic extremist rebels.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Kenyan dignitaries take a tour of the Westgate Mall, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city’s Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Top Stories NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, nearly two years after it was attacked by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday.The mall has been extensively refurbished since the devastating four-day siege.The violence erupted on Sept. 21, 2013 when four Islamic militants entered the mall and fired on shoppers. Kenyan police and army responded hours later and the gunmen held the building for four days. The four attackers are believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire that collapsed part of the roof. The mall was left in shambles, with bullet-scarred walls, shattered windows, flooded floors and bloodstains. Kenyan army soldiers were also accused of looting shops. Four benefits of having a wireless security system Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologylast_img read more

Economy FLY Scoot in Silence or ScootBiz

first_imgEconomy FLY, Scoot in Silence or ScootBizEconomy FLY, Scoot in Silence or ScootBizSingapore is a city of diverse contrasts, cultural and influential, that shapes everybody’s personal experiences so differently, a myriad style eateries, excitement or relaxation, high rise or high society bars, shopping (or not). Scoot and the city affectionately known as the Little Red Dot, welcomes all ages, styles and budgets. The “FLY FARE AWAY” TO SINGAPORE SALE starts Weds July 24.Squads and Families Getting everyone thereBuy a Scoot FLY ticket – everyone can just add on what THEY want. Food, drinks, bags, power, blankets, it is all up to you to pay for what you all need, not what everyone else thinks you need.Prices on sale for a FLY fare to Singapore (food and bags extra) start at $129 one way from Perth, $159 from Gold Coast and $169 from Sydney and Melbourne including all taxes.Couples or Solo Getting there – We suggest you fly in the quiet, forward Scoot in Silence cabin, where no under 12’s are allowed, simply add on from a tiny $21 extra to your FLY fare (Cost varies due to length of sector) .Even better select a S-T-R-E-T-C-H seat in the Silence cabin for 50% more leg room and comfort, and a fold around headrest that allows you to rest up, from $79 extra on your FLY fare.The “FLY FARE AWAY” TO SINGAPORE SALE starts 1000 (Perth time) on Wed 24th July, and ends 2359 Tuesday 30th July (Perth time)Travel period is 15 Jul – 20 Sep 2019, 08 Oct – 30 Nov 2019, 10 Feb – 31 Mar 2020(Blackout periods may apply over school holidays and event periods).Or…Scoot in Style *Getting there – Pay a bit more and travel in ScootBiz, where you will board first, stow your 15 kg hand luggage in the locker above you, and settle in to your leather reclining chair, charge up your devices with in seat power and relax before your delicious meal is served. Then spread out, read a book, or catch up on your Netflix binge. Catch a nap and then be first out into the world famous and efficient airport, known as Changi.Prices to Singapore in ScootBiz start at $425 one way all inclusive, from Perth, $510 from Sydney and Melbourne, and $480 from Gold Coast. * Not included in current sale. About ScootScoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over sixty million guests and now has a fleet of 20 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 67 destinations across 17 countries and territories, with 9 more destinations from India, Indonesia and Malaysia. to join the network by the second half of 2020. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected flights as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines Group KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and named one of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015, 2018 and 2019 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about making travel attainable for all and enabling people to embrace the full potential of what we term Wandermust – the innate need that humans have to travel and seek new experiences.Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre.Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScootAU, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscootSource = Scootlast_img read more

The Impact of Cyber Crime on Real Estate

first_img September 19, 2018 869 Views The Impact of Cyber Crime on Real Estate FinTech Fraud real estate technology 2018-09-19 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, News, Technologycenter_img The real estate industry is facing a dramatic increase in fraudulent activity related to the electronic transfer of money. According to the FBI, the Internet Crime Complaint Center saw a 480 percent increase in the number of complaints filed last year by those who work in the real estate industry. Also in 2017, cyber-criminals stole or attempted to steal almost $1 billion from real estate purchase transactions, up from just $19 million in 2016.While innovations and new technologies give consumers instant access to money, they also give fraudsters that same access. Dramatic increases in wire fraud can largely be attributed to faster fund transfers; sophisticated criminals finding ways to build networks and connect with other like-minded criminals; and banks and finance companies competing to capture more of consumers’ wallet-share with aggressive marketing campaigns. Banks, the FBI, government agencies, industry organizations, and the media have all been proactive in exposing this criminal activity. They have also been responsible for educating the public about how to identify wire fraud and take steps to secure bank accounts and personal information.As fraudsters become all the wiser and access to money only increases, it is essential that real estate businesses work quickly to protect themselves from wire fraud.A variety of cyber-security threats remain pervasive within the real estate industry, making practitioners susceptible to fraud. The primary threat is agents’ email accounts being hacked and compromised in order to intercept documents. When agents’ emails are hacked, buyers believe they are talking with their real estate agent through email, making them feel comfortable sending personal information. Hackers are often able to communicate directly with the client and reroute funds into fraudulent accounts without the agent even knowing the conversation has taken place.This type of fraud can impact anyone looking to purchase a home, which makes it important for real estate agents to learn some do’s and don’ts to protect their email from getting hacked.Do:be cautious of what you are opening or clicking on in your email;create long and strong passwords;allow clients to respond to wire questions only over the phone and when speaking with a verified employee; andmake sure clients know not to share personal information over email.Do not:send personal information over email;click on suspicious emails or links; orallow clients to change wiring information over email.In order to protect yourself and your clients, it is vital to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity when making transactions. Keeping agents informed of the do’s and don’ts and utilizing software to safeguard transactions will ensure safe and seamless business for years to come. Sharelast_img read more

School books on schedule for timely delivery

first_imgAll school books are expected to be delivered on time for the start of the new school year, Education Minister Costas Kadis announced on Wednesday after visiting the warehouse where the books are stored.“We have supplied a significant number of books already, 75 per cent for the primary schools and 95 per cent for the technical schools, gymnasiums and lyceums,” he said, adding that all are expected to be delivered on time and the school year will start without any problems.This, he said, is no easy feat.  “The delivery is complicated,” Kadis said. “671 different books have to be taken to 750 schools. Some 25 per cent of them come from Greece, about 63 to 64 per cent from Cyprus and the rest are from other sources.”This year, the minister continued, there have been some new developments regarding school books.“The first innovation concerns a series of new books on various subjects, books that have been produced on the basis of new analytical programmes by working groups that include academics, inspectors, experienced teachers and technocrats,” he said.An important second innovation is the preparation of a special diary this year for students in lyceums, gymnasiums and technical schools in Cyprus. It contains useful information and is structured to help students plan their daily activities.According to the education minister, another important innovation is the introduction of books for students with visual disabilities.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Not For The Reason You Think)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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