Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

first_imgLOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theatre business.Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest independent theatre chain.Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27 cities and has been under the ownership of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment since 2003.CMG has been behind such Oscar-nominated and winning films as “The Salesman” and “Faces Places.”CMG founder Charles S. Cohen said in a statement that he admired the way Landmark has evolved to fit the changing independent film landscape.Cohen said the theatrical chain is a good fit with the CMG business , one of which restores classic films like the Merchant Ivory collection and the Buster Keaton catalogue.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

first_imgGerman automaker Volkswagen says its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in its manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America.Volkswagen said in a news release Monday that it will expand its plant in Chattanooga and create 1,000 jobs there as the factory gears up for electric vehicle production beginning in 2022.The factory will produce a vehicle using a modular chassis the company has said will help build electric vehicles for the mass market. Volkswagen currently builds two vehicles in Chattanooga.Volkswagen said last week it posted an annual sales record in 2018. The company has paid more than more than $31 billion in fines and settlements after it was caught installing software that let cars cheat on U.S. emissions tests.Adrian Sainz, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

WASHINGTON — Photos and video taken by an animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather.Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, were also recorded hawking African vacations to shoot captive-bred lions raised in pens. The club has previously said it wouldn’t allow the sale of so-called canned hunts.The hidden camera footage was released Friday by the Humane Society of the United States. Both federal and state laws restrict the commercial sale of hides from African elephants, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act.A Safari Club spokeswoman did not respond to messages seeking comment.Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press read more

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UN mission spends 700000 for volcano relief effort in DR of Congo

The Mission has used its air and land transport assets to help relief aid and international experts to reach those affected by lava flows from Mount Nyiragongo, which erupted on 17 January, according to Amos Namanga Ngongi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Briefing reporters in Kinshasa, Mr. Ngongi said the mission had dispatched four cargo planes in order to bring emergency aid to Goma through Kigali and Bukavu. The relief included 24 tonnes of humanitarian aid provided by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and 17 tonnes collected by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The UN estimates that about a quarter of a million people from Goma are homeless as a result of devastation wreaked by the volcano, while 40 per cent of all health centres and 70 per cent of all schools in the area have been destroyed by lava flows. read more

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Womens soccer OSU versus Michigan in Saturday showdown

Then-junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles with the ball during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17. Credit: Sam Harris | For The LanternThe senior members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team will have a chip on their shoulder as they head north to Ann Arbor this Saturday.The Buckeyes (9-5-3, 3-3-3 Big Ten) face off versus the Michigan Wolverines (9-3-3, 5-2-2 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. in a rivalry game that has not been played in Columbus in four straight seasons. “This is unfortunate that this senior class has never been able to play Michigan at home in their four-year career,” coach Lori Walker said with a tone of slight frustration. “And that’s a little added feel for us. We’ll just go up there and play as if it’s our home game.”Coach Walker made it a point this week to not complain about the situation, move on and put the best foot forward to come home with a win. Michigan has been a solid team this season, though it has hit a bit of a slump in its past four games, with losses to Illinois and Northwestern and ties with Wisconsin and Minnesota. OSU’s focus in practice this week was centered around putting the pieces together both on defense and offense. Senior forward Nichelle Prince emphasized this focus during practice this week.“We’re not trying to change a lot of things,” Prince said. “We want to stick to our own game plan, but it’s just sharpening up a few of the small details.”Prince leads the Buckeyes with 53 total shots on the season, and plays a key role in the offensive attack for OSU. Prince emphasized her main goal for the matchup against Michigan as being to finish on opportunities presented during offensive attack. Coach Walker noted offensive and defensive tactics that are key to success versus Michigan Saturday night. “Having great offensive pressure and putting it on Michigan, as well as maintaining really good defensive shape and defensive transition, is the most important thing,” Walker said.Sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr had her first start of the season against Rutgers last Sunday, completing a shutout of the strong Rutgers offense. Kerr is set to start again Saturday, and with recognition of her growth in play and maturity coming from her coach. “Her ability to make saves is tremendous,” Walker said. “She is fearless catching crosses — there’s so many qualities about her that help us.”Kerr became the third goalkeeper for OSU to start a game this season, as redshirt senior Jillian McVicker’s early-season injury led to an opportunity for redshirt junior Megan Deldernick to step up. “Megan has done a fantastic job for us in stepping in in the situation with McVicker,” Walker said. “I don’t know that there’s another team in the country that has three goalkeepers as capable as we do, and that is something that I’m proud of.”Prince expressed excitement for the matchup against the Wolverines, keeping in the back of her mind that she has yet to mark a victory against Michigan, while focusing on postseason implications. “It is Ohio State and Michigan,” Prince said. “But it is also for our season and where we want to go for postseason. It’s going to be an intense game, but it will be fun.” read more

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Wrestling Kyle Snyder returns for senior year with fresh gold medal

Then-junior Kyle Snyder lifts Penn State’s Nick Nevills for a takedown on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Former Sports EditorKyle Snyder didn’t have to return for his senior season at Ohio State. The decorated heavyweight has accomplished virtually everything in his time as a Buckeye, winning a team national championship as a freshman, two individual national championships in 2016 and 2017, an Olympic gold medal in 2016, two world championships in 2015 and 2017, two Big Ten individual titles and owning three All-American seasons. Competing professionally internationally will likely be fruitful for the Olympic gold medalist and world champion once he graduates, both in terms of success on the mat and financially. So, why did he return for his senior season?“The only reason why I wouldn’t come back is because of the financial opportunities that I could be potentially missing out on,” Snyder said. “I just talked with the coaches and my parents and decided that that stuff can wait and I’m just going to finish out my career here and then pursue international wrestling.”The heavyweight said he made the decision to return during the spring. Snyder added he was able to receive “all of the operation gold money” from his wins in the Olympics in world championships, but couldn’t pull in any sponsorship money. He thought long and hard about forgoing his amateur status and pursuing compensation beyond what he was able to receive from the Olympics and world championships. “They were pretty tempting,” Snyder said. “It would’ve been cool to be able to start making money earlier, but it’s only a couple years and the opportunities that were there last year will be there this year coming up.” Snyder recently captured gold at the World Wrestling Championships in Paris on Aug. 26. His 6-5 upset victory in the finals against Russia’s Abdulrashid Sadulaev sent waves through the wrestling world and taught Snyder a few lessons he can carry into his senior season. “I learned that mentally I’m getting stronger,” Snyder said. “I’m becoming more rigid in my mentality to where I can get more out of myself when I’m competing. I learned that there’s still some things that I can improve on. I see that in my wrestling, so that’s always good.”What Snyder and the Buckeyes will accomplish in his senior season remains to be seen. What is clear, however, is that Ohio State — with a roster housing seven returning All-Americans, including 2015 NCAA champion Nathan Tomasello and 2016 NCAA champion Myles Martin — is poised to make another run at a national championship this season.Snyder said the opportunity to compete alongside a striking amount of talent was attractive in his decision to return, and that there is nothing quite like wrestling on a team.“This year, we have a really special team,” Snyder said. “I think we have the potential to be one of the greatest wrestling teams in the history of NCAA sports, in the history of NCAA wrestling. That’s exciting.”Coach Tom Ryan said Snyder’s dedication to his team has become clear in the past three years.“I mean the thing about Kyle that has always impressed me is that, despite the accolades, he doesn’t change,” Ryan said. “He came in here full of fire, he’s still full of fire. He loves this sport. He loves this program. He loves his teammates.”Ryan suspects that leading the Buckeyes to a team national championship was the main goal in Snyder’s plan to return. “He helped the team win nationals as a freshman and I think there’s certainly an element of him now, he wants to leave leading the team to another national championship,” Ryan said. Snyder said that’s precisely why he’s staying around.“The perfect end? A team title,” Snyder said. “We’re in Cleveland, so a team title at the [Quicken Loans Arena] would be awesome. And when I started my freshman year here we won a team title and then we took third and then second, so finishing off my career here with another team NCAA title would be awesome.” read more

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Bucks earn tournament berth after sweeping through conference rivals

The women’s volleyball team finished big at home this weekend, upsetting No. 12 Michigan and defeating Michigan State en route to an NCAA Tournament berth.A 3-0 sweep of Michigan earned the Buckeyes their second win over a ranked opponent this season. OSU won the three sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-22.The Buckeyes had the edge over Michigan in hitting. They had four ace serves, two of which came from the hands of Kelli Barhorst. Several players shared match-highs against Michigan, including Katie Dull’s 16.5 points and three blocks.  The Buckeyes entered their last regular season match at St. John Arena on Saturday evening.With the momentum from blowing past Michigan and the Big Ten tournament on the horizon, the Buckeyes were on the attack.The Buckeyes took an early 17-12 lead in the first set but got stuck behind a five-point run by Michigan State. Holding a 24-20 lead, the Buckeyes took the set off a Michigan State error.  In the second set, senior Ashley Hughes began to rack up the 25 assists, five blocks, five kills and four digs she earned across the match.   Dull added to her match-highs on the weekend with 17.5 points, 13 kills, and a career-tying three solo blocks.    The Buckeyes added another 3-0 sweep to their weekend, winning all three sets against MSU, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-15.  Following two big wins to close the season, seniors Kristen Dozier, Ashley Hughes and Chelsea Noble were joined by their families on the court.  Dozier and Hughes played for the Buckeyes for four seasons, and Noble has contributed for two seasons.  Each player was recognized for her career achievements and received her own framed jersey.    In their final singing of “Carmen Ohio” in St. John Arena, the seniors joined arms with their families to remember every match played on their home court.  The Buckeyes finished the season 23-9 overall and 12-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten with Michigan.    OSU concluded its perfect weekend by earning an NCAA Tournament berth Sunday. The Bucks will host Cincinnati in a first-round matchup Friday at St. John Arena. If OSU beats the Bearcats, it will advance to face the winner of Lipscomb-California at home Saturday. read more

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Poll Who do you think would be Fine Gaels best votegetter when

first_imgPoll: Who do you think would be Fine Gael’s best vote-getter when Enda steps down? Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Frances Fitzgerald are all in the mix. Feb 16th 2017, 8:00 PM http://jrnl.ie/3243566 Short URL 30,857 Views 143 Comments By Sean Murray Share Tweet Email Frances Fitzgerald (527) Three of the possible candidates Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Leo VaradkarFrances FitzgeraldPaschal DonohoeSimon CoveneySomeone elseVote Paschal Donohoe (894) Simon Coveney (5032) Leo Varadkar (9009) Someone else (3509) Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 8:00 PM Three of the possible candidates Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Poll Results: ALL IN ALL, it’s not been a good week for the government.Amidst the ongoing scandal around the Maurice McCabe smear campaign allegations, the talk has begun to centre on Enda Kenny’s future as Fine Gael leader, and Taoiseach of this country.With persistent talk of hopefuls lining up to succeed him, it is clear that there’ll be a host of Fine Gael TDs in a queue to replace Kenny when he eventually steps down, after serving as leader since 2002.But, who would be the most successful at winning over the electorate if they replaced Enda Kenny?We’re asking you: Who do you think would be Fine Gael’s biggest vote-getter when Enda steps down?last_img read more

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Thank you for everything Mother of Italian man paralysed in Dublin attack

first_img 85,000 Views Share1412 Tweet Email1 Source: The Late Late Show/Twitter 30 Comments The reason you’re all so important is that you helped us to survive this tragedy, to accept life, to help Guido to believe in his remaining capacity.Simoneta also said there were “no words” to show her family’s gratitude to the people of Ireland since her son was attacked, and that she will never forget the help they received.“We felt a great big hug from young and old… Thank you all for everything. It has been a pleasure knowing such a wonderful country,” she concluded.The show also heard from a representative from the Irish Tourist Assistance Service, who will also attend the event in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday.She said that Guido’s recent move a care home in Turin has affected his life for the better.“He’s mixing with young people. He’s taken up sport, he’s great at bocce, which is the kind of boules that they play,” she said, adding that he has also recently returned to university to study.  Mar 29th 2019, 10:46 PM Short URL By Stephen McDermottcenter_img Simonetta’s son, Guido, was left paralysed after an unprovoked attack in Dublin while visiting from Italy in 1999, tonight she has a letter to the people of Ireland.#latelate is live now pic.twitter.com/8wT88ptLNT— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) March 29, 2019 THE MOTHER OF an Italian man who was left paralysed after being attacked in a Dublin park has written a letter thanking the people of Ireland for their help.Guido Nasi was 17 when he was hit over the head with a half-full bottle during an unprovoked attack in Fairview Park in July 1999.The assault left him paraplegic and in need of round-the-clock care, and he was recently moved to a care centre in Turin in his home country.Dublin man James Osbourne was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for the attack. He was released in 2008.Guido is set to be the guest of honour at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday, and appeared on The Late Late Show alongside his mother Simoneta this evening.In a letter read out on the show, Simoneta – who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – said she was in Dublin to thank the people of Ireland as it could be her last time to do so because of her illness.“I do not think about why this happened,” she wrote.“I just think about how can I help Guido to accept his new condition, with all his dreams still alive in his head as they were on the night of 30 July 1999.“It’s not easy. It’s difficult to plan a future when it is so completely different from what you had imagined. https://jrnl.ie/4568354 ‘Thank you for everything’: Mother of Italian man paralysed in Dublin attack pens letter to Irish people Guido Nasi was 17 when he was left paraplegic during an unprovoked attack. Friday 29 Mar 2019, 10:46 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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BAIC Grand Bahama Hosts Livestock Farming Seminar

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 6, 2018 – Grand Bahama – The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources in conjunction with The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) partnered with The Inter-America Institute for Corporation on Agriculture (IICA) to host a livestock workshop at the Grand Bahama Arts & Craft Centre, Freeport Grand Bahama on Wednesday 21st February 2018.  There were a total of forty participants from throughout Grand Bahama that attended the Livestock Workshop, which was very successful as they were anxious and eager to learn new techniques.Dr. Manuel Sanchez, an industry expert from IICA presented on Livestock Management, Nutrition and Species.  These areas were timely as the farmers gain greater knowledge on enhancing the various techniques in the way that they farm. Participants ranged from 25 to 75 years of age. BAIC will continue to create platforms to develop farmers throughout our country.last_img read more

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California tortoise with cracked shell gets 4000 repair

first_img Show Caption Hide Caption California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 19, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption “County Animal Services is caring for Humpty, and on Tuesday took him to a reptile specialist veterinarian for surgery. “The specialist actually had to pry back parts of the shell, had to get in there with levers, to make sure it would fit back together as tight as possible,” DeSousa said. “Fixing it was like a home-improvement project, with screws and other fasteners. Once it was in place, they covered the cracks with the material used to coat dentures, both to help it adhere and to prevent infection.”Like a human bone, the shell will heal over time, DeSousa said. But like anything with a tortoise, it’s a slow process — probably at least a year. But for county officials, the decision to treat Humpty was an easy one, considering that African spurred tortoises, the largest mainland species, can live to about 70 years old, and Humpty could likely live another 35 to 40 years, if treated.A Fallbrook resident contacted the county earlier this week claiming that Humpty might be his, DeSousa said. But when told that the tortoise’s medical bills had already reached more than $4,000, that caller was no longer so sure about his ownership claim.If the rightful owner does come forward, that person will have to pay the medical bills, DeSousa said. Otherwise, the shell surgery and any other costs associated with Humpty’s recovery will come from the Spirit Veterinary Medical Fund, a pool of money that’s been donated to the county to help animals just like Humpty that need extensive medical care.On Wednesday, Animal Services posted several photographs of the recovering tortoise on its Facebook page. Humpty appeared to have a grin on his face, and one Facebook user noted that “he looks very pleased with himself.”“He is still on some very powerful pain medications,” the county page responded, adding a grinning emoticon. Humpty is recovering at a local county animal shelter, but if he goes unclaimed, will be sent to a facility specializing in tortoise rescues. Show Caption Hide Caption April 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption 1234 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A middle-aged 90-pound African spurred tortoise nicknamed “Humpty” is continuing to recover today following a surgery to fix his shell, which was severely cracked in several places when he fell from a 10-foot wall in Fallbrook, county officials said.And though Humpty Dumpty from the nursery rhyme couldn’t be put back together again after his great fall, the tortoise is expected to make a slow but full recovery — not thanks to all the king’s horses and men, but thanks to a local veterinarian specializing in reptile health.Humpty, estimated to be about 35 to 40 years old, was discovered injured with his severely damaged shell on Sunday after a dog apparently chased him off a 10-foot retaining wall, County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa said.“He’s a 90-pound tortoise, not a cat, so he didn’t land on his feet,” DeSousa said. “He instead landed on his back, on his shell.”The fall happened after the tortoise apparently escaped from his owner’s yard — the docile but powerful animal could have dug under a gate or broken through a fence, DeSousa said — and was found in someone else’s yard. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Soybean Industry Maintains Strong Presence at National Biodiesel Board Membership Meeting

first_imgThe National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held a membership meeting this week in St. Louis, with a focus on several pending federal policy issues, emerging trade issues and elections for officers of the NBB Governing Board.Attending the meeting were, ASA Board Member Mike Cunningham (Illinois), ASA Washington staff and numerous soybean farmers, state soybean staff and soybean industry representatives. The industry is still awaiting the final announcement by the U.S. EPA on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014, action on the biodiesel tax credit as part of the tax extenders package under consideration during the current lame duck session of Congress.  The NBB is also closely monitoring and analyzing the impact and potential future impact of trade issues relating to the European Union and other significant biodiesel producing countries, such as Argentina.During the meeting elections, Mike Cunningham, ASA’s representative to the NBB, was re-elected to another term on the Governing Board and was also elected Treasurer.  In addition to Cunningham, NBB members voted to re-elect Greg Anderson of the Nebraska Soybean Board. Four other soybean farmers, Ed Hegland of Minnesota, Bob Metz of South Dakota, Robert Stobaugh of Arkansas and Ed Ulch of Iowa, also continue to serve on the NBB Governing Board. The NBB also gave special recognition to several outstanding members for their involvement in the industry, including Julia Robbins with the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association and Grant Kimberley of the Iowa Biodiesel Board.On the biodiesel policy front, ASA continues to urge members to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives to urge support for enactment of a tax extenders package that includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit.  ASA has issued several Action Alerts and information and talking points are available at the Soy Action Center. The NBB is also conducting a fly-in on Dec. 4, which Mike Cunningham, ASA Washington staff and others will attend.last_img read more

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State Approves 13MW Solar Project at Camp Lejeune

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The North Carolina Utilities Commission last week approved Duke Energy’s plan to construct a 13-megawatt solar farm at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.The farm will cover 80 acres, and connect to the electric grid at a Duke Energy Progress substation on the base. Power generated by the project will be available to the utility’s customers, with Camp Lejeune continuing to purchase energy from Duke. The solar array, the company’s first at a military installation, is expected to go online this year.The project will use approximately 55,000 monocrystalline solar panels supplied by SolarWorld Americas, according to a Duke press release. GE’s Power Conversion business will supply its Brilliance inverters. Charlotte, N.C.-based Crowder Construction Services will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.The project, expected to cost between $25 million and $30 million, will help the Navy and Marine Corps meet renewable energy and energy security goals, while helping Duke meet the state’s renewable portfolio standard.“We are excited to work with Camp Lejeune to meet its renewable energy needs as part of our continued focus to bring more renewable offerings for our customers and the communities we serve,” said Rob Caldwell, Duke Energy’s senior vice president for distributed energy resources.last_img read more

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Fairbanks Interior Gas utility close to merging with Fairbanks Natural Gas

first_imgFairbanks’ Interior Gas Utility is moving closer to inking a memorandum of understanding with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to acquire and merge operations with Fairbanks Natural Gas. The North Star Borough-formed IGU is gathering public feedback on the deal, which would also expand the local distribution network.Listen nowInterior Gas Utility’ chairman Mike Meeks said the utility and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority are so close to finalizing an agreement it’s like a football sitting a foot from the end zone. The only sticking point, he said, is how long Interior Gas Utility has to repay a loan. Meeks said the difference would be a modest annual bump to natural gas users’ payments down the road.“We are now, after working for months on a $330 million project, talking about $30 increase per resident, 15 years from now,” Meeks said.Meeks outlined other financial points Tuesday night at a public meeting in Fairbanks City Hall. The deal has IGU purchasing Pentax, a company that includes Fairbanks Natural Gas. It would expand infrastructure, especially around North Pole so more residents could tap into natural gas. But to make it a go, half of the targeted borough households would have to convert to gas. Also, Meeks said negotiations for a natural gas vendor are on-going.Meeks’ sense of urgency to finalize the deal were echoed by former borough mayor Luke Hopkins who testified Tuesday.“Starting something like this, this far north, with some parts of it that have not been tied up in a nice little package… I hope this accelerates it faster than it has been,” Hopkins said. “It has been frustrating.”Another public meeting on the memorandum of understanding is scheduled Thursday in borough chambers. And the Interior Gas Utility will vote on ratifying the agreement next week.last_img read more

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Sensex crosses 25000mark up 464 in early trade

first_imgSensex crosses 25,000-mark, up 4.64% in early trade1.5K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Sensex crosses 25,000-mark, up 4.64% in early trade1.5K viewsBusinessMumbai, May 16 (ANI): The BSE Sensex on Friday touched a life high of 25,033.36 in trade while the Nifty hit a new record high of 7,459.40, as early vote counts in the general elections showed the BJP led NDA leading. The partially convertible rupee was trading at 58.80 per dollar by 9:39am after hitting as much as 58.71. With billions of dollars at stake the outcome of the high-octane elections are critical to decide on investment decisions.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): The BSE Sensex on Friday touched a life high of 25,033.36 in trade while the Nifty hit a new record high of 7,459.40, as early vote counts in the general elections showed the BJP led NDA leading. The partially convertible rupee was trading at 58.80 per dollar by 9:39am after hitting as much as 58.71. With billions of dollars at stake the outcome of the high-octane elections are critical to decide on investment decisions.last_img read more

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CDC To Boost Research On PolioLike Condition Affecting Several States Including Texas

first_img Share David Goldman/AP FileThe CDC has created a task force to boost the research on a polio-like condition that is affecting several states, including Texas.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a task force to boost the research on a polio-like condition that is affecting several states, including Texas.The condition is known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) and it affects a person’s nervous system, specifically, the spinal cord, causing weakness in one or more limbs. As of November 6, there were 17 cases in Texas, one of them in Harris County, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.The task force will be formed by experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and public health disciplines. It is scheduled to submit its first report at a public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors that will held December 6 in Atlanta.The CDC says there have been 106 confirmed cases of AFM in 29 states in 2018. All but five have been in children ages 18 or younger.last_img read more

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Awarding Excellence

first_imgHigher education is very important as it acts as the stepping stone after school education. Keeping the glorious legacy intact on its 19th year of existence and with the aim of reinventing education in management studies under the dynamic leadership of  Pankaj Agarwal, vice chairman and strategic stewardship of Dr Urvashi Makkar, Director General, GL Bajaj Institute of Management & research (GLBIMR), has been recently awarded with number of prestigious awards. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The first award conferred to the institute is Top B School for Excellence in Education by CSR.Apart for that, GLBIMR has also been bestowed with Best B School in Industry Interface (North India) award by Dialogue India in 2016 along with Eminent Director of Leading Institute of India Award by CSR in 2016. With a focus to provide global exposure and create a benchmark of delivering quality management education, GLBIMR Greater Noida, has collaborated with two internationally acclaimed corporate leaders as the adjunct faculty members. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe institute has also empanelled Dr Alain Boge-a reputed international faculty who has visited many recognised universities of Asia and Europe. Dr Alain, Professor at University of Jean Moulin Roubaix (France), who previously worked as the CEO at BGM Internationals, will be conducting 30-hours module on International Business. Ashish Patel, a distinguished financial expert, Director- Morgan Franklin Consulting (Washington D.C, USA), formerly senior vice president in the Bank of America, has been roped in as an adjunct faculty to conduct extensive 30-hours module on Strategic Management.last_img read more

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Global Agricultural Dyes Market to witness heavy growth prospects via manufacturing

first_imgAgricultural Dyes analysis is provided for the markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.ICRWorld’s Agricultural Dyes Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Request a Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3243461#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikGlobal Agricultural Dyes Market: Product Segment AnalysisAgricultural Dyes SolutionAgricultural Dyes PowderGlobal Agricultural Dyes Market: Application Segment AnalysisSeed TreatmentFertilizersLawn & PondGlobal Agricultural Dyes Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaGet Discount Copy Of This Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3243461#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikThe Players mentioned in our reportBASFBayer CropScienceMillikenAakash ChemicalsSensient TechnologiesChromatech IncorporatedOrganic Dyes and PigmentsRetort ChemicalsAgriCoatingsClariantArrMazER CHEM COLORRed Sun Dye ChemShanghai Dyestuffs Research InstituteRelated Report:GLOBAL PHOTONIC CRYSTALS MARKET (Construction Strategies, Geography , Applications) – Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 Photonic Crystals are attractive optical materials for controlling and manipulating the flow of light. The global market for components and modules using Photonic Crystals indicates a CAGR of 33.1% and is estimated to reach $20.4 billion in 2017…..Read More https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/photonic-crystals-marketAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research25933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Registration opens for Sandals 2018 events with a crosscountry list of dates

first_img Share Posted by Monday, April 2, 2018 TORONTO — Sandals is pulling out all the stops for its 2018 cross-Canada travel agent workshop road show, with event details now posted for all 45 Sandals workshops across the country, starting this spring.The workshops fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status.Each Sandals workshop is also ACTA approved and each travel agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation.Agents will hear about Sandals Resorts International’s Over-the-Water Villas & Bungalows, 5 Star Global Gourmet, ‘Aisle to Isle’ wedding inspirations and more.The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) however in select cities, afternoon (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and evening (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) sessions are available. In Quebec, workshops are offered in both English and French.Space is limited and agents are encouraged to register early. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required at time of registration. All participants will receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive.Agents can register online at uvisandals.ca.Here’s a look at the schedule …May 2 – Vaughan, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Vaughan, 3201 Highway #7 WestMay 3 – Barrie, ONHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, 74 Bryne DriveMay 8 – Halifax, NS / EVENING WORKSHOPRoyal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron & Saraguay House, 360 Purcell’s Cove RoadMay 8 – Vancouver, BCCentury Plaza Hotel & Spa, 1015 Burrard StreetMay 9 – St. John’s, NL / EVENING WORKSHOPGlendenning Golf Course, 120 Gabriel RoadMay 9 – Surrey, BCSheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th AvenueMay 10 – Victoria, BCFairmont Empress, 721 Government StreetMay 15 – Mississauga, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West, 1870 Matheson Blvd.May 15 – Edmonton, ABCourtyard Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NWMay 16 – Burlington / Hamilton, ONHoliday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service RoadMay 16 – Red Deer, ABRadisson Red Deer, 6500 67 StreetMay 17 – Calgary, ABHilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport, 2335 Pegasus Road NEMay 29 – Toronto, ONYorkville Conference Centre, 150 Bloor Street West Suite 201May 30 – St. Catharines, ONHilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake, 500 York RoadJune 5 – Burnaby, BCHilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay AvenueJune 6 – Langley, BCSandman Signature Langley, 8828 201 StreetJune 7 – Kelowna, BCHoliday Inn Express, 2429 Highway 97 NorthJune 12 – Ottawa, ONOttawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry RoadJune 13 – Montreal, QC (English)Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire, 6700 route TranscanadienneJune 14 – Charlottetown, PE / EVENING WORKSHOPThe Great George Hotel, 58 Great George StreetJune 19 – Winnipeg, MBHilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington AvenueJune 20 – Saskatoon, SKHoliday Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 101 Pacific AvenueJune 21 – Regina, SKSandman Hotel & Suites, 1800 Victoria Avenue EastJune 28 – Belleville, ONFairfield Inn & Suites, 407 North Front StreetJuly 3 – Sherbrooke, QC (French)OTL Gouverneur, 3131 rue King OuestJuly 4 – Vaudreuil, QC (French)Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion, 33 blvd. de la Citè-des-Jeunes EstJuly 10 – Saint-Eustache, QC (French)Imperia Hotel & Suites, 570 rue DuboisJuly 11 – Terrebonne, QC (French)Imperia Hotel & Suites, 2935 blvd. de la PinièreAugust 1 – Ajax/Oshawa, ONHilton Garden Inn Ajax, 500 Beck CrescentAugust 2 – Peterborough, ONHoliday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront, 150 George Street NorthAugust 8 – Markham, ONMonte Carlo Inn & Suites, 7255 Warden AvenueSeptember 5 – Laval, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French)Le St-Martin Hotel, 1400 rue Maurice-GauvinSeptember 6 – Toronto, ON / EVENING WORKSHOPHoliday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin StreetSeptember 11 – Edmonton, ABCourtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NWSeptember 11 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (French)Holiday Inn Express, 1500 rue Daniel-Johnson EstSeptember 12 – Quebec City, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French)Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, 1688 route de l’AéroportSeptember 12 – Calgary, ABCoast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NESeptember 13 – St. John’s, NLFairfield Inn & Suites, 199 Kenmount RoadSeptember 19 – Kitchener/Cambridge, ONCambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler RoadSeptember 20 – London, ONBest Western Plus Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road SouthSeptember 20 – Ottawa, ON / EVENING WORKSHOPOttawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry RoadSeptember 25 – Dartmouth, NSBest Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake DriveSeptember 26 – Saint John, NBLily Lake Pavilion, 55 Lake Drive SouthSeptember 26 – Mississauga, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West, 1870 Matheson Blvd.September 27 – Moncton, NBRoyal Oaks Golf Club, 401 Royal Oaks Blvd.To register go to uvisandals.ca. 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Wife gets 18 years in Argentine governors murder

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The difference between men and women when it comes to pain New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Top holiday drink recipes BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – The widow of a provincial Argentine governor has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing her husband in a drunken rage last New Year’s Day.Susana Freydoz, 61, made no statements during her trial or Tuesday’s sentencing in the death of her husband, Rio Negro Gov. Carlos Soria, and will remain hospitalized for the immediate future.Her lawyers argued that she should be absolved due to “mental alienation.” Sponsored Stories Prosecutors wanted life in prison. But the judges found extenuating circumstances including drunkenness, drug use, suicide attempts and obsessive efforts to catch the ruling party governor with a lover.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more

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