Mise à jour sur les feux de forêt le jeudi 18 août

first_img -30- Le feu de forêt de Seven Mile Lake, dans le comté d’Annapolis, est maîtrisé et circonscrit dans une proportion de 100 p. 100. mais on s’occupe de certains endroits où le feu couvent encore sous les cendres. Le feu de forêt à Ten Mile Lake, dans le comté de Queens, est entièrement circonscrit, il fait l’objet de patrouilles mais il n’est plus actif. Le feu de Perch Lake, dans le comté de Pictou, est éteint. Le feu de Maitland Bridge, dans le comté d’Annapolis, est maintenant éteint. La section de la route 8 près de Maitland Bridge, dans le comté d’Annapolis, fermée depuis la semaine dernière, est maintenant ouverte. Les restrictions sur les déplacements dans les régions boisées ont été levées à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse, mais on demande aux gens d’éviter toute activité qui pourrait allumer d’autres feux. Les feux de camp et de broussailles ne sont pas permis dans la province entre 8 h et 14 h. Les interdictions de brûlage sont mises à jour à 14 h chaque jour au www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe/fr. Pour des renseignements supplémentaires sur les feux de forêt : www.novascotia.ca/nsfire/fr. Voici une mise à jour du gouvernement provincial sur les feux de forêt, publiée le jeudi 18 août à 16 h.last_img read more

Father describes finding sons body at Alberta triplemurder trial

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The father of an Alberta man who was killed almost two years ago described in court Monday finding his son’s lifeless body and his two-year-old granddaughter missing.Derek Saretzky, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 69-year-old Hanne Meketech, as well as in the deaths of Terry Blanchette and his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.William Blanchette told Saretzky’s trial he last saw his granddaughter alive Sept. 13, 2015 when they spent the day together in Blairmore, Alta., while his son was at work.He told court he returned to his son’s home the following day and knocked on the door, yelling “anybody home?” No one answered, even though Terry Blanchette’s car was parked outside.He said he assumed they had gone out for a walk and went to a gas station to fill up. He told court he sent his son a text message and tried phoning him, but there was no response.He went back to his son’s home and let himself inside through an unlocked door. After noticing blood on the kitchen floor, he said he went into the bathroom and turned on the light.“That’s when I found Terry,” he told court.He said his son was lying on the floor, partially covered in a blanket, with a huge cut on his neck. There was no sign of his granddaughter so he said he called 911.An Amber Alert was issued that extended across Western Canada and into the United States, but Hailey was found dead a few days later.Court has already heard that Saretzky confessed to police that he killed Terry Blanchette and Hailey, as well as Meketech — whose body was found five days earlier in her mobile home in September 2015.The Crown has said Saretzky had inside knowledge of the deaths and provided details to police that only the killer would know. The prosecution also said Saretzky took officers to a remote area where the girl’s remains were found in a campsite firepit, along with a hatchet and a metal pot.Saretzky has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges, as well as to a charge of committing an indignity to the girl’s body.No motive has yet been suggested in any of the deaths.Police have said Saretzky and Blanchette were acquaintances, but have not elaborated on how the two men knew each other. The little girl’s mother has described Saretzky as an old friend whom she hadn’t spoken to in years.Under cross-examination, William Blanchette told court his son and his ex-wife shared custody of Hailey, normally for two weeks at a time. At the time of their deaths, he said his son had Hailey for about five weeks while his ex-wife was moving.His son and ex-wife got along when it came to Hailey but otherwise “they had their issues,” he told court.The trial continues Tuesday.(Lethbridge Herald)last_img read more

RCMP lacked urgency and care searching for Amber Tuccaro

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe failed search for Amber Tuccaro “was not our best work,” Alberta RCMP said Thursday in apologizing for mishandling the missing persons case that remains an unsolved murder.“On behalf of the RCMP, I am truly sorry,” said RCMP Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki.“Amber was a beloved member of your family and of the community.”WATCH THE APOLOGY HERE.The public apology, broadcast live from Edmonton, was the latest development in a crime that saw the 20-year-old vanish from Nisku, Alta., in August, 2010.At the time, she was living in Fort McMurray with her mother but flew to Edmonton with her 14-month-old son Jacob and a female acquaintance.When Vivian Tuccaro couldn’t reach her daughter she knew right away something was wrong.But it took four months for an RCMP officer to interview her.“When Amber first went missing I was calling Leduc police every day, like sometimes five time a day, because people were giving me tips,” said an emotional Vivian, who broke down in tears.“And all along they hadn’t even done any work until November.”That was only the first in a series of missteps.Leduc officers removed Amber’s name from the missing persons’ list for a month, and threw away her suitcase.In 2018, police released an audio clip of a man’s voice in connection with the case.They believe he was giving her a ride and say identifying him is crucial.Vivian said she only learned about those mistakes from someone inside the detachment and used the information to file a complaint to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC).RCMP Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki apologized for mishandling the Amber Tuccaro case. (Chris Stewart/ APTN)Zablocki agreed his members should have done better.“I fully acknowledge that in the early days of our investigation into Amber’s disappearance that it required a better sense of urgency and care,” he told the news conference.“We agree with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission that in 2010 our Leduc detachment initial missing person investigation was not our best work.”More than two years later, in September 2012, Amber’s remains were found on a rural property near Leduc County on the outskirts of Edmonton.No arrests have been made.LISTEN TO THE VOICE HERE.The family said right from the start the police didn’t take the case seriously. They repeated their story to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).The CRCC agreed with them in September 2018, and recommended the force apologize.Vivian said it was an important day for her family.She said it would help them cope with the loss and make improvements for other families suffering through the same thing.“I hope that I helped families today. Even one family – that I can give them the strength to come forward and not give up.”Zablocki said the case has become “a real catalyst” for change, sparking regional and national improvements.“We’ve put more accountability to our supervisors; we’ve implemented mandatory review of missing persons’ files every 24 hours, followed by a 72-hour review, as well.”Vivian, accompanied by her son Paul, unveiled a new poster about Amber’s disappearance.She said the family is still anxious for clues to break the case.And, ultimately, justice.“For the people that know who the killer is you have blood on your hands, too,” she said.“I don’t know how you could sleep at night, live with yourself, knowing what you know.”The inquiry, which submitted its final report on June 3, was unable to determine how many mmiwg there are in Canada.In 2014, the RCMP put the figure at about 1,200.READ THE APOLOGY HERE.Anyone who can identify the voice or provide information is asked to call Project KARE toll free at 1-877-5273 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Edmonton residents can reach KARE at 780-509-3356.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Closing Bell TSX up amid bullish housing news traders look to Fed

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Monday as traders hoped for hints this week about when the U.S. Federal Reserve may move on hiking interest rates.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 34.23 points at 15,338.47. The Canadian dollar was up 0.02 of a cent at 91.86 cents US.A strong showing in the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index raised hopes for a rebound in the U.S. housing sector and also helped push New York’s Dow industrials up 175.83 points to 16,838.74. The Nasdaq gained 43.38 points to 4,508.31 and the S&P 500 index rose 16.67 points to 1,971.73.The Fed has kept short-term interest rates near zero since the financial crisis of 2008-2009.Traders will initially look to the Fed minutes from its latest meeting on rates on Wednesday.They’ll also look to Friday when Fed chair Janet Yellen delivers the keynote speech at the central bank’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which has been the scene of other major announcements.“And in particular, they remember back two years ago signalling the next round of quantitative easing (so) I can understand why people are so focused on it,” said David Wolf, portfolio manager in the Global Asset Allocation group at Fidelity Investments, adding he doesn’t think markets will end up any the wiser about rates.“The (Fed) keeps on drilling it into us it is data dependent, not calendar dependent, and the data have been evolving generally in a positive direction that suggests that tightening is on the visible horizon. Anything more specific is just sort of market chatter that should be tuned out.”One reason higher rates are a concern is that investors could be tempted to put more of their money in investments with a higher guaranteed rate of return.Inflation plays a big part in when rates will start to head higher and traders will also consider the latest reading on the U.S. consumer price index on Tuesday. Economists are looking for inflation to come in at an annualized rate of 2%.Sentiment was also helped along after the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers held talks in Berlin over the weekend. The discussions were aimed at ratcheting down tensions in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militias have been battling Ukrainian forces.The tech sector led TSX advancers with BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) ahead 17 cents to $10.61 as the company said that it has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology, including QNX embedded software, Certicom cryptography applications and its patent portfolio.The financial sector climbed 0.35% in advance of a string of earnings reports coming in from Canada’s big banks. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) reports Friday and its shares climbed 56 cents to $80.41.The metals and mining sector gained 0.25% while September copper was ahead a penny at $3.11 a pound.The gold sector shed early losses to move up about 0.2% while a lessening of geopolitical tensions pushed December bullion down $6.90 to US$1,299.30 an ounce.The energy sector was the major decliner, falling 0.42% as September crude dropped 94 cents to US$96.41 a barrel, near its lowest since April, as fears of supply disruptions from major producer Iraq faded, removing much of the risk premium that built up in May and June.The Canadian Press read more

Alaska ferry union rejects contract offer considers strike

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A union serving Alaska’s ferry system says it has been unable to reach terms for a new contract and may consider a strike.Anchorage television station KTUU reports that 86% of the members of the Alaska’s Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific voted against a proposed contract offer by the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.The union represents about 430 workers across the ferry system.In a media advisory Tuesday night, the union says the contract cancels 28 negotiated settlements reached over three years and requires mandatory overtime instead of hiring more workers. The two sides also disagree over a pay increase.The union is one of three representing ferry workers.The state Department of Administration in a release says the union has rejected “numerous fair and fiscally responsible contract offers.”___Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.comThe Associated Press read more

The US Draws An Easy Group At The 2019 World Cup France

South Africa23.758.2 Japan98.389.3 Brazil96.089.7 Australia95.390.2 Cameroon24.957.7 Argentina14.732.9 Group avg.—65.1 ANorway66.879.7 Jamaica22.053.3 Germany95.292.6 ENew Zealand69.779.5 Group avg.—78.6 Group avg.—78.9 CItaly58.368.2 Group avg.—80.7 Chile22.343.8 United States99.896.4 Despite underperforming at the youth level, the U.S. still boasts the best senior-level women’s soccer team on the planet.2Both our SPI and FIFA put the Americans in the top spot. The Americans have won the most World Cups (three), and they’ve played in the past two finals, but they’ve never repeated as champions.3Only Germany has done so — it won the championship in 2003 and 2007. That could change this year, as they’ve been drawn into Group F with Sweden, Thailand and Chile. According to our SPI, it’s the second-easiest of the six groups. At 99.8 percent, the Americans have the highest chance of advancing to the Round of 16 of any of the 24 teams in the tournament.The Swedes are always strong at the World Cup — they’ve finished in third place twice and were runners-up in 2003 — but the same cannot be said for the other two teams: Thailand didn’t advance out of the group stage in its first World Cup appearance at Canada 2015, and Chile is making its first ever World Cup appearance. If U.S. stars like captain Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe bring their goal-scoring boots to France next summer, fledgling teams like Thailand and Chile will be in a world of trouble.The weakest group in terms of average SPI is Group D, which contains England, Japan, Scotland and Argentina. England and Japan are two of the best teams in the tournament,4According to both our SPI and FIFA’s rankings. but Scotland and Argentina5Unlike their male counterparts, the Argentina women’s team is without a Lionel Messi. are two of the weakest. SPI has them ranked as the third-worst and worst teams in the tournament, respectively.That said, Group D still promises to be interesting: England will get the chance to avenge its semifinal loss to Japan at Canada 2015, and Scotland will get the chance to spoil the plans of its neighbors to the south. If the feelings of the England squad reflect those of its star winger Karen Carney, they won’t be looking forward to playing their rivals.“I wouldn’t want them,” Carney told BBC Radio 5. “It’s good to have the rivalry, but you want to win the group. They’d have a lot of fans coming over, and the rivalry can be a leveler.”The Scots better hope that’s true — the last time they played England in a major tournament, they lost 6-0. But even if they do get shellacked again, Scottish women will be able to say something Scottish men haven’t been able to say for two decades: They played at the World Cup. England98.787.9 groupteamMAKE ROUND OF 16SPI Rating Group avg.—75.3 BSpain74.380.3 FThailand38.053.8 DScotland45.250.1 The hardest (and easiest) groups in the Women’s World CupEach team’s chance of advancing to the Round of 16 and each group’s average Soccer Power Index* rating Netherlands89.488.7 Canada91.289.5 France94.9%93.4 Nigeria37.767.7 China78.283.2 Sweden93.283.1 It was fitting that Didier Deschamps drew the first lottery ball for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, which placed France in Group A. He’s lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy for France on two occasions, as team captain in 1998 and as team manager of France’s men’s team in 2018. But what first felt poetic felt anything but by the time the rest of Group A had been fleshed out: He couldn’t have known it ahead of time, but Deschamps had doomed his beloved French to the dreaded group of death.Joining the French in Group A are Norway and South Korea — each ranked in the FIFA top 15 — and Nigeria, three-time defending champion of the Africa Women Cup of Nations. According to our Soccer Power Index (SPI), the French are the second best team in the world at the moment,1FIFA has them ranked third. ranked behind tournament favorites the United States.Host nations have never failed to advance to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup, and the French roster, led by creative midfielder Eugenie Le Sommer, will be full of class. The French will almost certainly make it out of the group stage and challenge for the hardware next summer. Our projections give them a 94.9 percent chance of advancing past the group stage, which is the second lowest number of any top team in a group. (Only Canada at 91.2 percent is lower.) Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg’s absence from the Norwegian team will make it less a threat to France’s chances of finishing at the top of the group — but playing in the group of death will ensure France’s path isn’t an easy one. * FiveThirtyEight’s measure of team strength on a scale of 0-100. Group avg.—69.3 South Korea72.181.9 read more

Denmark sent home Czech Republic

Filip Jicha and his team-mates from the national team hadn’t pleasant stay in Denmark at EHF EURO 2014. Home team sent Czech Republic home – 33:29 (21:17) after fair match with plenty of goals. Danish team supported by 14.000 spectators in Herning had no mercy to the team who lost most of the chances in the first two matches, defeat against Austria and draw with Macedonia…Hans Lindberg scored 6 goals for the winning squad, while Jicha on the other side gave his best with 11, but that wasn’t enough for a surprise…STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Denmark 6Macedonia 3Austria 2Czech Republic 1 Czech Republichandballhandball resultsMacedonia ← Previous Story ‘Hispanos’ carry 4 points into the Main Round Next Story → Hungary at Main Round – Norway goes home!

Budget changes will affect 14 million health insurance customers

first_imgThe €127 million reduction in tax relief combined with the public bed charges of €30 million means that an additional €157 million needs to be raised by the end of 2014.This will ultimately have to be funded by customers through their premiums. We urgently call on the Minister to review this measure and consult with health insurers on the issue… CHANGES IN TAX relief on private health policies announced in this week’s budget will raise costs for 90 per cent of customers.The Health Insurance Council said the budget cap on tax relief on health insurance policies will affect 1.4 million customers.Health CommitteeSpeaking at the Health Committee, Minister James Reilly said he only heard about the change when it was announced by the Minister for Finance Michael Nooonan in his Budget speech, and said he wasn’t informed prior to the change. He said: Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland, Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher said he was surprised at Minister Reilly’s admission that he was not made aware of the change and said it showed there was dysfunction between the departments.Read: “There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly>Read: Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn>center_img I found out the same time as all my other colleagues.Insurance Ireland Health Insurance Council state that the government was incorrect in saying  that it would only affect “gold-plated policies”.MiscalculationThey added that this was a “fundamental miscalculation regarding the number of customers impacted will exacerbate the issues of sustainability and affordability at a time when the market is already significantly contracting”.They said that if you look at the average policy premium – a gross rate of €1500, prior to the change, the net cost of this for an adult was €1200 but following the change, the cost is now €1300 – an increase of €100 per adult.Furthermore, the Council also challenges the Government’s estimate of those affected – approximately 577,000 policy holders – believing the wider impact to be far greater.Private health insuranceAccording to its own industry data, the Council estimates this figure to be 90 per cent with private health insurance.Michael Horan, spokesperson for the Insurance Ireland Health Insurance Council, said the new Budget measures will seriously jeopardise the reform already made in the healthcare sector, stating:last_img read more

Geek deals 250 off Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15inch Crysis 3 more

first_imgOur other top deals:Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 Desktop + 23-inch UltraSharp IPS Monitor for $899.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,174.98 | ends soon)Linksys E2500 Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router (refurb) for $33.24 + free shipping (reg. $89.99 | use coupon HSDISH5)Crysis 3: Hunter Edition (Xbox 360 or PS3) + $15 eGift Card for $59.99 + free shipping If you haven’t experienced Apple’s 15.4-inch Retina screen, you haven’t lived yet. Put aside your Apple/PC rivalries and just repeat after me: 2880×1800 resolution on a 15.4-inch screen with amazing image quality from an IPS LCD panel. It’s a mouthful, but the words don’t do it justice.The almost unheard of amount of desktop real estate, despite being “only” a 15.4-inch screen, gives a whole new definition to multi-tasking. You can actually have viewable space in a browser or document open and work with other windows next to it. Even my 1920×1200 displays struggle with this, though admittedly my very data-intensive needs are likely outside the norm.But the Retina display isn’t the only part of the hardware that is impressive. This 15.4-inch chassis is just 0.71-inches thin and comprised entirely of aluminum, allowing for a svelte 4.46 lbs weight. Stuffed inside is a quad-core 3rd gen Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB switchable graphics. Thin, light, powerful, and up to 7 hours of battery life. You can hate Apple all you want, that is still an impressive set of specs.Of course, amazing specs and the all-important Apple logo come with a cost. This machine retails for an equally impressive $2,199 from Apple direct (and most of its partners). As we all know, discounts on hot Apple products are rare if they aren’t refurbished.Over time, we have seen small price drops on the “base” model MacBook Pro Retina 15.4 from B&H Photo Video. These have slowly added up and now we have a pretty hefty $250 discount off the Apple MSRP, which is nothing to sneeze at. Check out the link below for the Retina goodness and let us know if you’re thinking about switching computer allegiances.Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch Ivy Bridge laptop with Retina Display for $1,949 + free shipping (reg. $2,199)last_img read more

This Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folkartist called

first_imgThis Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folk-artist called Maud Maud Lewis is a folk art hero in her home country of Canada. https://jrnl.ie/3226720 Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 8:30 PM Short URL 12,015 Views Feb 11th 2017, 8:30 PM Source: ArtGalleryNovaScotia/YouTubeA NEW IRISH film will tell the story of Maud Lewis, a woman who became one of Canada’s best folk artists – and who painted her entire house with bright, colourful scenes.The film, directed by Aisling Walsh – who also directed Song For A Raggy Boy – sees Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) play Maud Lewis and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) as her husband Everett Lewis. It’s an Irish-Canadian co-production, part financed by the Irish Film Board.Maud Lewis was not a trained artist, but her work resonated with people in a big way. She had severe rheumatoid arthritis, which led to some bullying when she was young. But she soon discovered her love of art, and was able to express herself through bright, positive paintings for her whole life.It was through painting that Lewis brought in money for herself and her husband Everett, who she married when she was 30. Initially, she was hired to be his housekeeper, but she wanted their relationship to be more official. Source: CBC via YouTubeThe pair spent their lives in a small house in Marshalltown that had no plumbing or electricity. Maud painted flowers all over the inside and outside of the house – the stairs, the walls, and the furniture.She lived in the house until she died in 1970. In the documentary Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows, her husband said that Maudie “painted all winter, that’s all what she done, course she done her cookin’ too”.Lewis never took a painting lesson or, says the documentary, saw a work of art in real-life, being “cut off from everything – except what was inside her”. She first came to national attention in 1965, when the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) interviewed her at home.Her paintings showed life in the small Nova Scotia town she lived in – with many winter scenes, images of children at play, and the landscape as it changed throughout the seasons.Her husband, who was a labourer and nightwatchman, was killed during an attempted burglary at the couple’s house in 1979. In the film, he’s depicted as a man who at first didn’t quite understand why his wife was so driven to paint on the walls of their tiny house.Their home was totally restored by conservators, who faced quite a large task – much of the inside of the home was in bad condition. It’s now at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Source: Sally Hawkins fan/YouTubeWalsh’s film is currently showing at festivals, and reviews have slowly been coming in.The Guardian said: “While there are some third-act twists and minor flashes of catharsis, Aisling Walsh’s film stays true to its understated ethos.” Share63 Tweet Email3 center_img By Aoife Barry 1 Comment Why bother saying anything grand when you can focus on what’s in the frame?CBC sent an art expert to the premiere of the film at the festival TIFF, who said of Lewis’s painting style:She had lost almost all mobility in her painting hand by 1964. So she had to use her left hand to be like the motor. She would use her left hand to guide the motion of the paint. The work was painstakingly difficult for her to produce. Read: Meet the man championing musicians who were captured by the Nazis> The film does a very good job, I think, of presenting to people who are uninformed, just how challenging and difficult her life was.Maudie is being shown this month at the International Film Festival Berlinale, alongside a number of other Irish films, including Return to Montauk, Atlantic and the short The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy.It will also be shown at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Thursday evening at its opening gala. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Norwegian to operate Dreamliner from Dublin following suspension of Boeing 737 MAX

first_img Wednesday 13 Mar 2019, 1:48 PM https://jrnl.ie/4539418 re-routing as soon as possible;re-routing at a later date at your convenience; ora refund.If you choose the first option the airline must provide you with care and assistance while you wait for the alternative flight. ‘Care and assistance’ comprise:meals and refreshments in reasonable relation to the waiting time;hotel accommodation where an overnight stay becomes necessary;transport between the hotel accommodation and the airport;two free telephone calls/ access to email.More information can be found on the Car website.With reporting by Michelle Hennessy  By Hayley Halpin Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Source: DPA/PA ImagesNORWEGIAN AIRLINE HAS announced that it is to temporarily operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate US flights from Dublin Airport after the 737 MAX fleet was suspended from European airspace yesterday. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) made the decision to suspend all flight operations of the aircraft in Europe after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi in Kenya on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Sunday’s crash comes four months after a Lion Air jet of the same model crashed in Indonesia killing 189.Earlier yesterday, Norwegian confirmed that it is temporarily suspending its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX. The airline has now confirmed that it will temporarily deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate US flights from Dublin Airport to support affected customers. Affected customers are being provided with text and web updates, according to Norwegian. Customers booked on affected transatlantic routes to and from Ireland serviced by the 737 MAX will be rebooked onto flights using the 787-9 Dreamliner.The 787 Dreamliner, registered G-CKWF with Charles Lindbergh on the aircraft tail, will operate the Dublin-New York Stewart (SWF) route daily.The first flight will be operated today on flight D81763 from Dublin Airport to New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) at 3.20pm.The airline said that arrangements are being made to accommodate passengers booked to travel from Dublin to Stewart and Providence on the new Dreamliner service, with plans to bus passengers to Providence upon arrival in New York.“We would like to apologise to affected customers and we remain committed to ensuring that customers can continue to travel on Norwegian’s network,” the airline said in a statement.The airline had launched flights with the Boeing 373 MAX aircraft from Dublin to the US east coast in 2017. Aircraft suspensionAnnouncing the airspace ban, the EASA yesterday said that it is “continuously analysing the data” emerging relating to Sunday’s crash and that the decision to suspend Boeing 737 MAX operations in Europe was taken as a “precautionary measure”. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) made a decision earlier yesterday to temporarily suspend the operation of all variants of the Boeing aircraft into and out of Irish airspace.“This decision has been taken based on ensuring the continued safety of passengers and flight crew, which is the IAA’s number one priority,” the IAA said. A Norwegian flight to Newburgh, Orange County, New York – due to leave Dublin Airport at 3.20pm yesterday – was cancelled. An earlier 2.55pm flight to Providence was also cancelled. There are 13 Boeing 737 aircraft on the Irish aircraft register. The IAA said it will continue to work closely with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the manufacturer Boeing.Responding to the suspensions, Boeing said safety is its “number one priority” and it has “full confidence” in the safety of the 737 Max. Advice for passengersThe Commission for Aviation Regulation (Car) has advised affected passengers to be aware of their entitlements.In the event of a flight cancellation, the air carrier must offer you the choice between the following: Mar 13th 2019, 1:48 PM Short URLcenter_img 23,278 Views 17 Comments Norwegian to operate Dreamliner from Dublin following suspension of Boeing 737 MAX The Boeing 737 MAX fleet was suspended from European airspace yesterday. Share60 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Made In Space Wins NASA Contract for New Vulcan Material Printer

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. You may not have heard of Made in Space, but the company has been making significant inroads into the science of constructing new things, well in space. Previously, the start-up had managed to get two 3D printers brought aboard the ISS for testing and manufacturing. But now firm is celebrating a new contract with NASA for its “next-gen” Vulcan system. Vulcan is built to build, obviously. But what makes it special is the diversity of materials it can use, and the flexibility that will afford space-goers. Vulcan can, for instance, use metals as well as the standard polymers often employed in 3D printing. “The Vulcan hybrid manufacturing system allows for flexible augmentation and creation of metallic components on demand with high precision,” Made In Space chief engineer Mike Snyder told Space.com. “Vulcan is an efficient, safe capability that utilizes the minimum amount of resources during manufacturing processes.”This contract will help ensure that, once completed, Vulcan will have a home on the ISS. And that’s particularly important as humanity is gearing up for more deep space trips — particularly to Mars.Having massive stretches of nothingness separating our intrepid explorers and their homes, means that any emergency gear will either have to be packed ahead of manufactured on-site. Pioneering these types of technologies will allow future explorers to cut down on the materials they’ll need to bring along — and that saves cost, energy, and potentially lives.“Vulcan can be important to logistical reduction necessary for long-term exploration,” Snyder said. “The hybrid manufacturing system is a major step forward for efficient space operations, providing the ability to build essential components and assemblies in the space environment, where flying spare parts from Earth is otherwise not viable.”According to Space.com, Vulcan will be able to use literally dozens of different materials in an integrated printing process. In essence, it should have the ability to print remarkable small machines and components out of all different kinds of materials with precision and speed never before seen. All with robotics. In space. Made in Space is also working on similar larger-scale projects, like its Archinaut, which should be able to build new spacecraft parts using a robotic arm and 3D printer. For now, we watch and wait in amazement. Some days, I swear, if it weren’t for scientists doing awesome stuff, there wouldn’t be any good news.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Supreme Court States Can Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax

first_img Drunk Shoppers Blow $48B Annually—Mostly on AmazonNew Etsy Initiative Helps Offset Carbon Shipping Emissions Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img States can now require online retailers to collect sales taxes, even if the seller doesn’t have a physical presence in the territory.The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to overturn a 1992 precedent that outlawed the collection of such tariffs in South Dakota.A regulation that, according to the court, provided “incentive to avoid physical presence” in various states, and led to a “judicially created tax shelter” for businesses.“When the day-to-day functions of marketing and distribution in the modern economy are considered, it becomes evident that [the] physical presence rule is artificial, not just ‘at its edges’ … but in its entirety,” the official document said.Ultimately, in this rapidly changing society, the 26-year-old statute is already antiquated.“The Internet’s prevalence and power have changed the dynamics of the national economy,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.In 1992, mail-order sales (remember those catalogues thick with tempting merchandise?) in the US totaled $180 billion, the court said. Last year, e-commerce retail sales alone were estimated at $435.5 billion. Add to that remote sellers, and the numbers exceed half a trillion dollars.“This expansion has also increased the revenue shortfall faced by states seeking to collect their sales and use taxes,” Kennedy said, citing an annual loss of $694 million to $3 billion in 1992. Estimates now range from $8 to $33 billion.So what does this mean for customers? Well, you can expect to pay more for furniture from Wayfair, jewelry from Overstock, and electronics from Newegg—none of which have employees or real estate in South Dakota.The new legislation—aimed at larger online retailers—shouldn’t affect artisanal products from eBay and Etsy. South Dakota’s law applies only to sellers delivering more than $100,000 of goods, or at least 200 transactions, in the state each year.Thirty-one states already levy online sales taxes. It is unclear whether this week’s ruling will prompt them to adjust their laws, or encourage the remaining 19 states to follow suit.Proponents of the “landmark” decision—including South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley—regard this as a win for Main Street businesses “that will now have a level playing field and tax fairness.”House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) are less than thrilled, calling the reversal “a nightmare for American businesses and small online sellers.”“This decision will have broad ramifications well beyond the sales tax arena,” they said in a joint statement, suggesting that this ruling “will stifle online commerce, close businesses, and ultimately harm consumers.”In public statements released Thursday, Wayfair and Overstock agreed to comply with the law, which they believe will have little noticeable impact on the firms.“Wayfair has long supported a legislative solution that would establish a level playing field for brick-and-mortar and online retailers by permitting states to collect sales tax on online sales,” the company said. “While we believe the court was not the ideal venue for creating this level playing field, we expect that [Thursday’s] decision will bring clarity and certainty to this issue.” Overstock, meanwhile, is also urging the U.S. government to help soften the blow.“The framers of the Constitution intended Congress to regulate interstate commerce by thoughtful legislation,” executive Jonathan Johnson added. “To lessen the potential impact of [Thursday’s] ruling on Internet innovation, Congress can, and should, pass sound legislation allowing states to accomplish their aims while still permitting small Internet business to thrive.”last_img read more

Smackdown Highlights Big E returns to action Bayley vs Nikki Cross The

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ WWE posted these highlights following Smackdown Live in Sacramento, California. Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Vince Mcmahon Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Triple H Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next The Miz Twitter Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child WhatsApp Videos Articles How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

Firm Top route for highly automated semitrucks includes Vancouver

first_imgVancouver is just about in the middle of what one international transportation data firm says is the overall best route in the United States for the initial deployment of highly automated semitrucks.“The most ideal U.S. corridor for initial deployment when normalizing freight volume, route length, congestion and incident rates is I-5 from the Canadian border to Northern California,” INRIX, a big data firm focused on transportation issues within cities, said in a news release. “This route scored the highest in our combined score due to its length and its high incident rate when compared to other low-congestion corridors.”The company reached the conclusion in The INRIX Automated Freight Corridor Assessment, a report that looked at the potential of autonomous trucks on American highways.“Big data is an essential tool that should be used as the public and private sectors explore and deploy HAVs,” Avery Ash, head of autonomous mobility at INRIX said in the release, using the acronym for highly automated vehicles. “Using data-driven insights will allow commercial truck operators and road authorities to proactively leverage HAVs to solve key mobility and business challenges.”Autonomous vehicles have the potential to radically change the long-haul trucking industry. But the details of how, when and where they should be deployed are still uncertain. INRIX’s report seeks to suggest the best-suited locations for the initial rollout.last_img read more

Quick Turn Around of Illegal Migrants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAll but one illegal migrant who arrived on that overloaded wooden boat is gone back to Haiti. Government wasting no time repatriating the Haitians who were yesterday intercepted after being detected by the coastal radar. Minister Donhue Gardiner yesterday telling the Haitian government in a press release that they must do more to discourage these dangerous exploits… that boat was found taking on water when officials got to it, and two people had to be taken to hospital for treatment upon arrival at South Dock. The 82 migrants were immediately processed to ensure this swift turn around The lone migrant still here is the one who tried to escape during interception at sea, and is hospitalized for treatment of that leg wound. Related Items:donhue gardiner, turks caicos immigration PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Recommended for you Baptist Union President Makes Recommendation on Status and Immigration Billslast_img read more

ASA Announces Details of 1 Billion Foreign Concessional Sale and Donation Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) announced the details of its proposed $1 billion concessional sale and donation program for soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, soy flour, isolated soy protein, textured vegetable protein, functional and non-functional soy protein concentrates and textured soy protein concentrates. A comprehensive list of recipient countries, quantities, and products for concessional sales and donations was jointly presented today by ASA and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) to Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman.ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “ASA leaders met with Secretary Glickman in Washington on March 16 to present our ideas for utilizing Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for a purchase and donation program that could help alleviate a disastrous decline in prices and soybean producer income. The Secretary showed a great deal of interest in our proposal, and asked that we provide specific recommendations for USDA to consider.”NOPA Chairman William Campbell said, “Concessional sales and donations provide needed relief today while helping build new markets for tomorrow. We are pleased to join with ASA in submitting this list of countries that can greatly benefit from these sales and donations. To provide humanitarian relief and to strengthen the soybean industry, we urge the Secretary to act quickly in moving this program forward.”With soybean prices predicted to reach a 30-year low this fall and soybean stocks projected at the highest level ever, a soy-specific purchase and donation program will assist the most needy countries in the world with much needed food aid while helping to improve prices paid to farmers for their soybeans.”We believe that decisive and prompt action must be taken by the Administration to bolster demand,” Yost said. “We believe USDA can use Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act authority and various concessional sale and donation programs to move quickly to implement this soy initiative.”ASA and NOPA propose that this large-scale commodity assistance and market development program be initiated immediately and implemented over the next two years. The associations anticipate that this program will create viable and maintainable opportunities that government and private sector participants can continue to develop in future years. This program would be conducted using CCC Charter Act and Section 416(b) authorities, similar to the purchase and donation initiative implemented for wheat last year, and humanitarian assistance under P.L.480 (the Food for Peace Program).Yost said, “We are very aware of the potential harmful effects that large donation packages can have on U.S. commercial exports and on domestic agricultural industries in countries that receive aid packages. In developing this list, we have sought guidance from several commercial entities and industry associations, which have proposed many of the concessional and donation tonnages we are recommending. Our goal has been to craft a concessional sale and donation package that maximizes the positive impact on U.S. soybean and product prices while minimizing displacement of commercial sales.”ASA and NOPA believe the domestic and international benefits of this assistance will:Provide the United States with a unique opportunity to assist the most needy countries in the world with much needed food aid.Maintain and reconstruct markets for soybeans and soy products that were either diminished or lost as a result of the recent global financial crisis.Help develop new long-term markets for soybeans and soy products, including newly developed soy protein isolates and concentrates.Ensure political and economic stability for many of the recipient countries.Support U.S. employment and economic activity through the processing, handling, and transportation of the soy products included in the package.Support consumption of soybeans, soybean meal, and soy oil in order to assist farmers.Yost said, “We look forward to working with the Department of Agriculture, private voluntary organizations, and industry to create and implement this program of humanitarian assistance and market development.”last_img read more

Family displaced after Miramar house fire

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A family of four escaped a dangerous house fire in Miramar, Sunday morning, but have been left without a place to call home.According to Miramar Fire-Rescue, the blaze sparked at a residence near Southwest 158th Avenue and 49th Court, at around 7 a.m.Officials say the structure sustained extensive damage but the couple living there was able to safely escape with their two children.Neighbor Prem Balwani said he’s grateful no one was hurt. “Everybody was just trying to call and help them out. This is crazy; nobody should ever have to go through this,” he said. “At least we are thankful that the family is OK. Everybody in the house seems to be OK. It’s just his property that they’ll just have to replace it.”The family’s two cats are missing.Investigators are attempting to determine what happened, while the American Red Cross helps the displaced family find a place to stay.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kimberly Nichole Lets Out A Stirring Performance For Press Play

first_img Facebook Email Kimberly Nichole Lets Out A Stirring Performance For Press Play NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 1, 2018 – 9:59 am Kimberly Nichole’s Stirring Song For Press Play News PlayIn this episode Nichole gives a passionate performance of her new original song, “It Ain’t Fair,” which she co-wrote and co-produced, from her upcoming album “West Coast Seattle Girl.” Born and raised in Seattle, she sites her musical influences as gospel, soul, grunge and rock. With her strong, soulful voice and bright presence she offers a fresh take on rock.RewindThe artist self-released her debut album The Yellow Brick Journey in 2010. The ASCAP Foundation recognized her musical talents in 2012, when they gave her their “Reach Out and Touch” Award, designated for promising songwriters. In 2015 she gained a wider fan base as a popular contestant on season eight of “The Voice.” On the show she shared her eye-catching style as she performed big rock covers, including Radiohead’s “Creep” and Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.”Fast-forwardAs her journey towards stardom continues to soar upwards, she inspires the next generation of artists with talks on black female musicians and pioneers, and has been a frequent guest speaker and performer at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Music. She is ready to show the world more of her unique sound with her latest album, which drops on Nov. 23.RecordThe singer made her Broadway debut in “Rocktopia” in 2018 alongside Train’s Pat Monahan and has toured with the group nationally. She was recently featured in Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koeing’s anime series Neo Yokio on Netflix.Victory Boyd Gives Soulful Performance In New Series, Press PlayRead more Kimberly Nichole’s Stirring Song For Press Play kimberly-nichole-lets-out-stirring-performance-press-play Twitter The “Rock Ballerina” passionately sings one of her new original songs, “It Ain’t Fair,” for the Recording Academy’s newest video series, Press PlayAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2018 – 9:59 am Singer/songwriter Kimberly Nichole aka the self-proclaimed “Rock Ballerina” is a force to be reckoned with. She is captivating audiences with her powerful, passionate voice and eye-catching fashion sense. She is the star in the second ever episode of the Recording Academy’s latest video series, Press Play, which will let you discover, get to know and love artists you may not have heard of yet through original performances.last_img read more

Dodla justifies fines on use of banned plastic

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud stated that there is a need for imposing fines on those using plastic covers with thickness of less than 51 microns. Goud was speaking while going around mutton and chicken shops in Yellammabanda area in the division. He advised the shop keepers to use only those covers which have above 51 microns. Among those who accompanied him during the visit were Ward Member Chinnolla Srinivas, Area Committee Member Venkatesh Goud, TRS leaders Shivraj Goud, Katke Ravi, A Ravi, Khaja, Ramesh Sagar, Ramchandar and S R P Satyanarayana.last_img