MSC to Add Maple Service on Transpacific Route

first_imgzoom Starting from September 15, 2016, Switzerland-headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) plans to launch a new service on the Transpacific Trade in an effort to “assist shippers following the recent Hanjin announcement.” The move comes after the South Korean shipping company, Hanjin Shipping, decided to file for court receivership on August 31, 2016.MSC’s new Maple service will include six 5,000 TEU vessels calling at Busan (South Korea), Shanghai, Yantian (China), Prince Rupert (Canada), Busan.The first two sailings will call Yantian, Shanghai, Busan and Long Beach (US) in order to cover “the anticipated high initial demand.”MSC joined efforts with Maersk Line, which together form the 2M Alliance, to cover Hanjin’s service. Maersk Line also announced its plans set up a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast, the TP1 service, effective September 15, 2016. The service will cover Yantian, Shanghai, Busan and Los Angeles/Long Beach.Image Courtesy: MSClast_img read more

Police hands over Rs 23500 challan to Haryana biker

first_imgSirsa: A biker was on Thursday fined of Rs 23,500 for violating traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicles Act, police said. Sonu, a resident of Patiala, was riding the motorcycle without a number plate near Delhi bridge on Hisar-Sirsa road, traffic police in-charge Bahadur Singh said. When asked to furnish documents, he told Singh that he had purchased the bike recently and had no registration certificate and other papers. “The defaulter has been challaned for Rs 23,500,” Singh said. The amended Motor Vehicles Act, which aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations, came into force on September 1.last_img read more

CIVILIZED PRESENTS A NIGHT OUT WITH CHELSEA HANDLER IN SAINT JOHN NB

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement SAINT JOHN, NB, June 10, 2018 – Media and lifestyle brand Civilized presents “A Night Out with Chelsea Handler” on Sunday, June 10 at 7 pm at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB.Sponsored by Tweed, the Town Hall event will see Handler bring her wit and humour to political, societal and cultural issues as she and Civilized CEO and Publisher Derek Riedle have a fireside chat on stage.“We are excited Chelsea Handler is here to share her perspective,” says Derek Riedle, CEO and Publisher of Civilized. “I’m looking forward to seeing her engage with the audience and having some laughs.” Civilized Presents “A Night Out with Chelsea Handler” in Saint John, NB (CNW Group/Civilized Worldwide Inc. (Civilized)) Handler is currently doing a series of Town Hall-like events in cities across the U.S., which are centred around social activism in hopes of galvanizing citizens to use their voices. She is delivering a keynote address June 11 at the World Cannabis Congress, taking place in Saint John.With five books to her credit, many of them best sellers, and another in production with Penguin Random House, Handler has been reaching audiences of all ages. She has been honoured by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100 Most Influential People;” by Glamour magazine as one of its 2011 Women of the Year; and by the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award in 2009. With nearly 15 million followers, Handler was shortlisted for a 2017 Shorty Award, honouring the best in social media.With the recent news of Bill C-45 reaching another milestone taking Canada one step closer to a legalized recreational cannabis market, Civilized and Tweed are collaborating to reduce stigma and shift outdated perceptions associated with cannabis.“Fighting stigma and bringing positive change are central to everything we do at Tweed,” said Mark Zekulin, President, Tweed. “We’re proud to be part of having Chelsea here to share her perspective and advance the conversation on cannabis.”Tickets to “A Night Out with Chelsea Handler” are available from the Imperial Theatre here.About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:Founded in 2015, with offices in New Brunswick and California, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don’t define themselves by it. Reaching more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the first-ever World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick from June 10 to 12, 2018. For more information, visit: civilized.life.About Tweed:Tweed is a globally recognized cannabis production brand. It has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Tweed doesn’t just sell cannabis, it facilitates a conversation about a product we’ve all heard about but haven’t met intimately yet. It is approachable and friendly, yet reliable and trusted. As cannabis laws liberalize around the world, Tweed will expand its leading Canadian position around the globe. For more information, visit: tweed.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Priyanka to reach Varanasi on 3rd day of river ride

first_imgMirzapur: On the third-day of her campaign along the river Ganga on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will visit former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s memorial in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi. Speaking to reporters before beginning her day, she said, “BJP has systematically attacked every institution in the country in the last five years. You all know it better than I do. So I think the Prime Minister should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through all his antics.” According to party workers, Priyanka, who is also Congress in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, will interact with her party workers at a guest house in Chunar before leaving for Shastri Memorial by road in Ramnagar. She will then arrive at Ramnagar ghat to take the boat ride to Assi Ghat, where she will interact with the fishermen, the Jain community as well as women. The Congress leader will then reach Dashashwamedh Ghat by motor boat and go to the Vishwanath Temple to offer her prayers. This will be Priyanka’s fourth temple visit since March 18, when she kicked off her river ride from Prayagraj on Monday. On Monday, she visited the famous Hanuman Mandir in Prayagraj, followed by trips to the Sita Samahit Sthal temple in Bhadohi’s Sitamarhi on day two of her campaign and the Vindhyavashini temple in Vindhyachal thereafter. She also offered a chadar at Kantit Sharif dargah on Tuesday. The Congress leader will then meet her party workers in Varanasi and leave to visit the homes of three Central Reserve Force Police (CRPF) troopers, who died on February 14 attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. She will meet the family members of Avadhesh Yadav in Chandauli district. On her way back to Varanasi, she will meet the families of Vishal Pandey and Ramesh Yadav. The Congress leader will then return to the Varanasi airport to leave for Delhi.last_img read more

Ban calls on States to ensure climate change deal has broad support

28 November 2009Holding out for a ‘perfect’ deal at next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen could result in there being no agreement at all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, calling on all States to get behind a deal that is as ambitious as possible but also has broad international support. In an address to the Commonwealth summit meeting with small island developing States, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Ban told participants that given their countries were on the frontline of the impact of climate change, it was vital that their voices were heard to try to achieve “a strong, equitable agreement” in the Danish capital.“I know the cost of inaction far outweighs the costs of acting today,” he said. “I commend your call for deep emissions cuts in line with the science. And I support your call for scaled-up resources for urgent adaptation needs as well as mitigation.”Without a deal at the summit, Mr. Ban said greenhouse gas emissions would continue to rise and the impact of climate change worldwide would become ever more severe.A deal “must be as ambitious as possible. But to get a deal we need every country on board. We need you on board. The world needs your support at this critical moment.”The United Nations Secretary-General said he recognized the concerns of many small island developing States, particularly about the need to set a long-term goal to keep global temperature increases as low as possible.“Many refer to a 2-degree limit while for you, the most vulnerable countries, a safe level means staying below 1.5 degrees centigrade. That said, we face a simple reality: if we delay for perfection, we risk ending up with nothing – no agreement at all.”Mr. Ban told participants that momentum for a deal in Copenhagen, where at least 80 world leaders are expected to attend, was strong and continuing to grow.“The world has never before witnessed this level of political engagement on climate. We will not get a better chance any time soon.”He emphasized that any deal reached in Copenhagen should deliver “immediate, practical results,” including the acceleration of financing of at least $10 billion a year to strengthen resilience and support mitigation measures against climate change in poorer and vulnerable countries.“A deal that will spur action on all key areas of adaptation, mitigation, finance and governance. An ambitious deal that will set a firm deadline for a legally binding treaty as soon as possible in 2010. The stronger the agreement in Copenhagen, the quicker it can be transformed into a legal framework.” read more

Valeant Pharmaceuticals posts higher second profit raises 2013 guidance

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 7, 2013 9:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) plans to push ahead with small acquisitions following its recent $8.7-billion mega deal to buy Bausch + Lomb but a “merger of equals” can’t be ruled out, Valeant’s CEO said Wednesday.“We continue to see interesting opportunities around the world and we would expect to be active with tuck-in acquisitions over the rest of the year,” chief executive Michael Pearson said in a conference call.“Small tuck-ins, that’s just part of how we do business. Those are sort of bread and butter for us.”But there are ongoing conversations about a possible merger after Valeant integrates the Bausch + Lomb eye care company in 2014.“It’s going to take the right situation,” Pearson told analysts on the call. “It can’t be predicted, it takes two sides to reach agreement, but we continue to have the discussions.”In the meantime, Valeant will continue to focus on speciality segments and “attractive geographic markets,” and has no plans to change course and start spending on research and development.“We think we can be successful by not doing what large pharma companies are doing,” Pearson said.Valeant revised its 2013 outlook Wednesday, saying it now expects cash earnings of between $6 and $6.20 per share for the year, up from $5.55 to $5.85 after posting a 34 per cent increase in profits for the second quarter.That includes the negative impact of 11 cents from pre-closing interest expense and additional share count associated with its financing of the Bausch + Lomb deal, as well as a hit of six cents per share from foreign exchange movement.The company also said it expects to realize “significantly more” than $800 million in synergies from that deal, which include a previously announced staff reduction of up to 15 per cent. Valeant began handing out layoff notices this week in the U.S., but has no specific timeline for the overall cuts to staff in both companies.Chief financial officer Howard Schillier said in the call that the bulk of the savings will come from cutting general and administrative expenses, as well eliminating Bausch + Lomb’s regional infrastructure and reducing spending on marketing and research and development. Bausch + Lomb is one of the world’s best-known makers of contact lenses.“We just run a leaner G&A cost structure than other companies,” Schillier said.“We tend to run, consistent with our model, very lean or no regional infrastructure. On areas like R&D we’re able to rationalize R&D spend on projects consistent with our model of not taking big bets on risky, early stage projects.”The approach, he added, is consistent with how Valeant has dealt with other acquisitions.He expects the company to realize $500 million in synergies by the end of this year and the rest in 2014.Valeant profits amounted to $11 million or three cents per share for the quarter, reversing a loss of $21.6 million or seven cents per share in the same period last year.Sales were up nearly 34 per cent to $1.1 billion, compared with $820.1 million in the same period last year, boosted by contributions from acquisitions in the skin care and oral health categories.Excluding a one-time payment of $45 million received in the quarter last year, total revenue increased 41 per cent over the year-ago quarter.Revenue from developed markets was $792 million, up 37 per cent, while emerging markets revenue was up 26 per cent to $304 million.— By Romina Maurino in Toronto. Valeant Pharmaceuticals posts higher second profit, raises 2013 guidance read more

EU Climate Change and Energy Package

The European Commission presented a series of proposals in January 2008 as a legislative response to the political commitments made by EU governments in March 2007 on energy and climate change targets, including to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 and increasing renewable energy use by 20% by 2020. After consideration by the Council of the European Union and European Parliament in “Trialogue” negotiations, a legislative text was sent to the European Parliament for its first reading debate and vote on 16th and 17th December 2008.DOWNLOAD REPORTClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Crushing the mining numbers at Metsos Tampere facility

first_imgMetso’s Tampere, Finland, facility is due to deliver some 1,000 crushing and screening units this year as the company makes full use of the €1 million ($1.15 million) Speedline assembly line it started up in January.The investment, targeting both efficiency and safety improvements, has enabled Metso Tampere to produce more of its famous Lokotrack® mobile track-mounted crushing units, while also speeding up production of C-series jaw crushers and GP-series cone crushers.The assembly of a 50 t, track-mounted crushing plant now takes two working days. The serial production line operates in two shifts and has increased Metso’s mobile crushing plant production capacity by 25%.The majority of these products will find their way into the aggregates industry, but the largest equipment will be seen in mining operations around the world – for example, the Lokotrack LT200 in use at the Altay Polimetally LLP copper mine in Kazakhstan.IM Editor Dan Gleeson toured the centre last week and found out about the company’s extensive crushing database and how its rock laboratory is offering customers a preview of how its machines could perform.Piles of rockMetso’s crushing R&D facility in Tampere is receiving rock samples from all over the world on a weekly and, sometimes, daily basis.As IM approached the 10-year old rock laboratory in Tampere, piles of rock were waiting outside for testing in a full-scale, enclosed crushing facility configurable with a jaw crusher and either a cone, gyratory, or impact crusher. Various screens were also able to be installed.Powered by a 300 kW motor and housed inside a roofed facility, this crushing circuit provides customers looking to buy a Metso crusher with the sort of information they only normally receive after the new plant is delivered and commissioned at site.But, for those not wanting to transport a few tonnes of material to the Tampere facility, Metso has devised a much smaller rock test that only requires a 4 kg sample and tests the hardness, crushability and abrasiveness of the rock in question.Inside the test centre, manager Ville Viberg talked IM through this much smaller process, explaining the rock test also indicates how quickly a crusher’s wear parts may reach the point of failure – a boon for customers already planning their maintenance shifts years in advance.Viberg said the company had carried out some 17,000 rock tests to date across the globe, plus some 5,000 crushing tests on the much bigger scale.This has provided the company with a massive database to refer back to, which it often does in the cyclical mining industry.On top of this, the company’s Bruno simulation software, mainly used for aggregates applications, offers another level of expertise, allowing users to enter basic feed material and machinery data into the process with the software predicting how the process will perform. Today, there are more than 7,000 users of Bruno, which was developed by Metso all the way back in 1994.In the future, Metso’s R&D for mining is clear on the direction it is taking – finding solutions to increase energy efficiency and prolong machine life.This has already seen the company launch its Superior™ MKIII; a gyratory crusher offering 30% higher capacity than other high-speed crushers and 70% lower downtime with a rotable top shell design. The third-generation machine also comes with a five-year warranty for all main components.The MKIII gyratory crusher was developed in Metso’s mining competence centres with the development headed by the Waukesha centre, in the US, which focuses on mining crushers.From IM’s visit, it was clear that the more than 100-year old factory in Tampere, which is one of several Metso minerals R&D centres around the world, has plenty of new innovations up its sleeve.Like the rest of the Metso group, the addition of a digitalised platform like Metso Metrics for Mining – due to be launched next month – will enable the factory to keep developing products to solve the industry’s needs.last_img read more

Scientists attempt to determine if reality is just a computer simulation

first_imgOn a high level, we never really stop asking how we got here and what our purpose is. Science fiction has no shortage of entertaining theories, but it seems that scientists are now beginning to test one theory in particular. Some believe there are tests that can tell us whether or not reality as we know it is a computer simulation.Before you go scrambling for your copy of Hitchiker’s Guide to giggle about the answer to life, the universe, and everything, there’s been a lot of thought put into this particular theory. For nearly 20 years, the idea that the universe as we know it was built as a simulation has been discussed. Specifically that every star, planet, and person is a part of a simulation running inside a computer that is run by an advanced species in their own, larger universe. It’s particularly wild to think about, but another thing altogether to try and test this theory.The running theory right now is that we can test for whether or not we are in a simulated universe by looking for imperfections in the simulation. Since the simulation would be as massive as a universe, it’s unlikely that we would find imperfections in things like blades of grass or a blurry patch in an aerial view of the ocean. These imperfections would occur in much larger concepts, like the laws of physics as far as we understand them. We can test this by creating our own computer simulation of the universe, but the limits of our current technology make it impossible to properly simulate the entire universe. Since it’s unlikely that the theoretical superior beings will lend us some hardware for this experiment, the scale of the simulation is dropped to only a fraction of the universe.By simulating a small part of the universe, we can test the laws of physics as we understand them and compare the results to what happens in our version of the real world. If we are not in a computer simulation, the patterns seen in the simulation should match what happens in what we think is reality. If the simulation provides different answers from what we see in the universe, it creates a starting point for further study and exploration.Read More at Philosophy Nowlast_img read more

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 lappareil photo ultramince pour mars 2012

first_imgPanasonic Lumix ZS20 : l’appareil photo ultra-mince pour mars 2012Panasonic a dévoilé les caractéristiques techniques d’un appareil photo numérique ultra-mince et performant : le Lumix ZS20Panasonic a dévoilé un nouveau modèle se démarquant de la concurrence. L’appareil photo numérique Lumix ZS20 est présenté par le fabricant comme “le plus mince au monde avec une optique zoom 20X”. Il possède effectivement une épaisseur de seulement 2.8cm ! À lire aussiJVC : un nouvel APN pour les baroudeursLe Lumix ZS20 est de même doté d’un nouveau capteur CMOS optimisé low-light (pratique en basse luminosité). Il s’agit d’un capteur CMOS de 14 Mégapixels. L’optique zoom de l’appareil permet de varier les distances focales entre 24mm à 480mm.Panasonic explique dans un communiqué de presse que Venus, le nouveau moteur de traitement de l’image, permet d’obtenir une plus grande netteté d’image et de réduire le bruit. Un système autofocus plus rapide (jusqu’à 120-frames-per-second) est enfin verrouillable sur des objets en un dixième de seconde ! Si l’on ajoute les commandes tactiles, et le GPS geotagging, le Lumix ZS20 semble alors très complet.Pour terminer, le Lumix ZS20 peut capter la vidéo en 1080p AVCHD à 60 images/secondes, ou bien en 1080p MP4 à 30 images/secondes. L’appareil sera vendu 350$ (environ 265 euros) au mois de mars 2012.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

AMD baisse ses prix et se lance dans les micro serveurs

first_imgAMD baisse ses prix et se lance dans les micro serveursLe spécialiste des microprocesseurs annonce une baisse de ses tarifs concernant quelques-uns de ses produits. De plus, la firme vient de s’offrir Sea Micro pour 334 millions de dollars.Deux catégories des processeurs AMD, les Bulldozer de type FX et les Phenom II (11 processeurs au total), vont connaître une baisse de prix de 8,15% pour les FX et 8,46% pour les Phenom, en moyenne. L’histoire ne dit pas pourquoi AMD a décidé d’une telle offre mais l’on suppose que l’agrandissement de sa gamme avec les APU Llano (A8-3820 et A6-3620 – notre photo) y est pour quelque chose.En plus de cela, AMD vient de se lancer dans les microserveurs, en rachetant Sea Micro pour 334 millions de dollars. La firme californienne compte donc combiné sa technologie avec celle de SeaMicro pour sortir des processeurs sur la base des Opteron, dès le second semestre 2012.Le 2 mars 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Match announced for tonights 121 WWE RAW in Tulsa

first_img Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Jerry Lawler Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies WhatsApp Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver WWE posted the following on Twitter:JUST ANNOUNCED by @WWERawGM: #TagTeamTurmoil will decide the new No. 1 Contenders for the #TagTitles TONIGHT on #Raw! pic.twitter.com/RlQX5OnsZI— WWE (@WWE) December 1, 2014 Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Roman Reigns is in Remission Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 35.55%0:06Remaining Time -0:42 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 Charlotte Flair to reportedly take on WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus at SummerSlam Google+ Facebook NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta WWE RAW Results – 4/1/19 (Stephanie McMahon’s to make WrestleMania announcement)last_img read more

New match set for the Money in the Bank PPV on June

first_imgFacebook Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega made official for AEW Full Gear on November 9 from Baltimore First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Google+ Twitter WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte center_img WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Following last night’s RAW in Albany, Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal has been set for the Money in the Bank PPV on June 17 in Chicago.IT’S OFFICIAL: #TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns will square off against The #ModernDayMaharaja @JinderMahal at @WWE #MITB! #RAW pic.twitter.com/6Ck3AzG6lW— WWE (@WWE) May 22, 2018Here is the updated card:* WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura* Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. a member of The New Day vs. winner of Samoa Joe vs. Daniel Bryan/Jeff Hardy* Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya vs. Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. winner of Lana/Billie Kay vs. winner of Sonya Deville/Naomi vs. winner of RAW Gauntlet Match* RAW Women’s Championship: Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey* Smackdown Women’s Championship: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka* Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahallast_img read more

Greenspun Looking to Hire 30 to 50 New Online Staffers

first_imgIt’s true! Greenspun is planning to hire a veritable army of 30 to 50 new online staffers over the next six months for its “category crushing” Web site, the company’s president Michael Carr wrote in an e-mail FOLIO: today. The tip came from this comment, posted to our original story earlier this week: There is a rumor that seems pretty credible that they are hiring close to 50 new web people in 2008. I saw a couple of folks from the [Las Vegas] Sun speak in San Francisco this week, and it was definitely the most impressive local news site I’ve seen. If those are the folks who are building the sites that this guy is talking about, then I have got to believe that they are going to do something interesting.And this despite Greenspun’s decision this week to shutter its monthly Las Vegas Life and transition its content online, although that move may have had more to do with the fact that LVL was rubbing up against Greenspun’s other luxury glossy, Vegas.last_img read more

Hollis French appointed to AOGCC by Walker

first_imgGovernor Bill Walker has appointed Hollis French to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission or AOGCC. French, a Democrat from Anchorage, served in the Alaska Senate for 12 years. Now he’ll oversee regulation of the state’s oil and gas industry.Listen nowLt. Governor candidate Hollis French at his home in West Anchorage (Photo courtesy of the Office of Gov. Bill Walker)The third seat on the AOGCC is designated to a member of the public who is familiar with oil and gas. French said some of his legislative colleagues may be unaware of his background.“I started my oil and gas career washing pots and pans on an oil rig in Cook Inlet and the company that ran that platform, Shell, decided to train me to be an operator,” French said.That’s the person who runs the turbines, pumps and compressors after the oil comes out of the ground. French also worked on the North Slope. In all, he says he spent 18 years working in the industry.Previously, Gov. Walker appointed Michael Gallagher to the commission. But Gallagher wasn’t confirmed by the legislature. And come January, French will also need enough legislative support to keep his seat.But French said he’s not worried about his appointment seeming political.“Really, I have gratitude towards the industry. I used my oil industry days off to get an undergraduate degree,” French said. “I used my oil industry earnings to go away to law school, and so I think that they’ll see we have a lot in common.”French starts his new job as an AOGCC commissioner on Monday.last_img read more

Prepare for Civil War with these Marvel comics

first_img Civil War1/11Honestly… where else would you possibly start? Civil War wasn’t the first major company-wide Marvel crossover of the current era, but it was most definitely the biggest and most influential, as Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Morry Hollowell and others set the stage for the types of stories that Marvel would be telling for years to come. It’s all the superheroes fighting all the superheroes, like your childhood action figure sessions, but it actually makes sense.<><> The next Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War, hits theaters on May 6, 2016, which means that you’ve still got some time to catch up on all your Marvel reading! Collected below are a group of comics that inspired, touched on or happened contemporaneously with the events of the film, and are a great place to start reading Marvel comics, whether you’re looking to bone up before or even after seeing the movie.Be forewarned though: We haven’t seen the movie yet, but in all likelihood, there will be SPOILERS ahead, or, at the very least, false spoilers, stuff that happened in the comics but may possibly or definitely won’t appear in the movie. If you’re touchy about these kind of things… maybe save this list for after seeing the flick. Otherwise? Get to clicking! This list is a great start, but Civil War was such a huge, overarching storyline, one with such long-lasting, complex ramifications, that we could have made it three times as long and still left things out. What series do you think should be required reading for fans of Captain America: Civil War? Tell us in the comments below.Aubrey Sitterson is the writer of a crossover comic of his own, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe, out now from IDW publishing. Follow him on Twitter or check out his website for more information.last_img read more

Striking a classical chord

first_imgAs an amalgamation of the four major classical dance forms of India – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Sattriya – Mudra (classical dance society) Shree was held at Stein Auditorium, IHC. The act was presented by the students of Lady Shri Ram College For Women and  choreographed by the  renowned Kathak exponent Vidha Lal.Shree attempted to portray the true strength and grit of women in our much celebrated mythological epics and texts, focusing namely on – Radha, Draupadi, Meera, Urmila and Chitrangada. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Odissi depicted the life of Urmila, the untold story of her sacrifice, how she was the most ideal wife and a devoted daughter in law. Sattriya  portrayed Meera Bai, the ardent follower and devotee of Lord Krishna. Kathak  showcased Radha, the most beautiful of all goddesses. Bharatanatyam sculpted the story of Draupadi, the one who emerged from fire, was volcanic and could reduce her enemies to ashes. The concluding finale, which was an amalgam of all the dance forms, portrayed Chitrangada, the warrior princess of Manipur. It was not only an event showcasing the eminence of women empowerment, but was also an attempt to contribute to the promotion and celebration of performing arts. It is an attempt to bring alive the country’s rich heritage with aesthetics of dance and music. The evening also had the following performances – Sattriya recital  by Anita Sharma and Aarhie Kaushak, Instrumental recital by Amar Sangam and Kathak recital by Vidha Lal.last_img read more

The Pats are punishing Brady for being great

first_imgThe Pats are punishing Brady for being greatThe Patriots will enter this season with arguably their weakest wide receiving corp ever, and the lack of any playmakers may be too much for even Tom Brady to overcome.With other NFL teams loading up on skill position players to help their franchise QB’s, the Patriots have decided to go the opposite direction because Brady has made a career out of doing more with less. Colin thinks Brady is being punished for being great with nothing around him, and this year he needs help. Also:– Harbaugh’s overall career resume is on par with Saban’sGuests:Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio on OBJ’s new deal, and why the narrative that the Giants are conservative is a myth.Joel Klatt – Fox Sports CFB Analyst is in-studio to defend Harbaugh against the haters; and give his first Almost Upset of the Week.Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst and former NFL All Pro on Odell’s new deal and if the Patriots are giving Brady enough help.Pat Mahomes – Chiefs QB joins the show to talk throwing the deep ball, learning from Alex Smith and his expectations for his first year as a starter. Andrew Luck is the least appreciated player in the NFLA recent ESPN list didn’t rank Andrew Luck as a top 15 NFL quarterback, even ranking check down artist Alex Smith ahead of him. Colin thinks the list is ridiculous, and is the latest example of how Luck is the least appreciated player in the NFL.Even coming off an injury, Luck deserves credit for his career resume. No one seems to want to give it to him.last_img read more

Staffordshire Moorlands fire What we know so far

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFirefighters are continuing to tackle a grass fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands after being called on Saturday evening. Here’s what we know so far: Firefighters were first called to the blaze, near the former Mermaid Inn between Thorncliffe and Fawfieldhead, at 5.15pm on Saturday afternoon Smoke remains visible for miles in a number of directions, with reports and photographs from Cheddleton, Brown Edge, Onecote, Sneyd Green and more Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service received more than 50 calls about the blaze Read MoreFour arrested after high-speed police pursuit through city Police have closed a number of roads in the area – and are asking people not to remove cones or ignore road closures. Seven fire engines and a specialist water carrier unit from Rugeley have been dealing with the fire this morning. People living nearby and motorists driving on nearby roads are being advised to keep windows shut The cause of the fire has not been announced at this stage Staffordshire County Council say roads closed include Wardlows Road and Morridge Road. 45 firefighters remain at the scene as of 1pm on Sunday The fire covers around half a square kilometre and is proving challenging due to rough terrain and changing wind directions Read MoreMajor M6 disruption as firefighters battle this huge car blaze Firefighters are set to remain at the scene overnight. Staffordshire County Council say farmers concerned about animal health should contact them on 01785 277875 Firefighters from other counties, including Shropshire and Cheshire, have been on standby while fire crews tackle the blaze. Fire crews have been called to a number of other fires in North Staffordshire including a second near Longnor, one in Cobridge and we have reports of a fire at Deep Hayes Country Park near Longsdon. We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates on our live feed here and we will update this page with key information as the incident continues.last_img read more

Insight Vacations launches Select for independentminded travellers

first_imgLorraine Sharp and Jen McDermott “To ensure that the tour is completely hassle-free, our expert tour directors are on hand acting as a ‘personal concierge’, providing well-informed yet unobtrusive assistance in each destination. “The tour directors will also offer guests a range of ‘Experience’ packages in each destination, half or full day excursions that have been designed to enhance a clients stay, completely at their discretion. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/285c0/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=132&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> “Guests can also tailor the duration of their trip, either opting to leave their tour early, travel on the entire itinerary or stay a little longer.” Although Insight’s Select program launched just 7 weeks ago it already represents 8% of the company’s total business. Lorraine hopes that figure will rise to 10% by March next year. Currently, the top three Select countries for Insight are Italy, France and the United Kingdom.center_img Insight Vacations has launched its stand alone 2010 Select collection, which consists of 10 independent-style itineraries. Lorraine Sharp, managing Director, Insight Vacations said, “I’m very pleased to be part of this exciting stage in Insight’s evolution.  “Select is the perfect solution for individuals who prefer a more independent  style of travel, but who want to take advantage of the hassle-free, great value and high quality style that Insight is renowned for.“On Insight’s Select program, flexibility is the key component from start to finish. An orientation tour is included in each city, giving guests the perfect starting point to begin their own personal exploration, taking in sights and highlights that match their specific interests. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more