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first_imgCONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. – The new federal fisheries minister is offering more details on the recent cancellation of a controversial surf clam fishing licence given to a First Nations company with ties to the Liberal party.Ottawa said Friday the process to issue a fourth licence to harvest arctic surf clam off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia had been cancelled in early July, and that it won’t be issued this year at all.The multimillion-dollar licence awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co. was supposed to offer 25 per cent of the catch to local Indigenous communities.But it came under scrutiny after court documents suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s initial eligibility requirements, and that the company had close ties to the federal Liberal party — including former fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc.In Conception Bay South, N.L., on Tuesday, new minister Jonathan Wilkinson said LeBlanc made the decision to cancel before he was shuffled out of the portfolio last month, and said it came after a “series of interactions” between the Five Nations Clam Co. and the department.The licence would have ended Clearwater Seafoods’ 19-year monopoly on the Arctic clam fishery.The award was supposed to promote reconciliation and economic growth within local Indigenous communities, but court documents suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s initial eligibility requirements.The Five Nations only had two Indigenous partners at the time the award was issued: the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick and the Nutashkuan Innu in Quebec.LeBlanc announced the award on Feb. 21, but records show that in its original proposal, Five Nations said it was not officially registered in Nova Scotia until Dec. 13, 2017 — well past the Nov. 22 proposal deadline to submit proposals.The company was not registered in New Brunswick until Feb. 28 of this year.Five Nations is partnered with Premium Seafoods, a non-Indigenous Nova Scotia company whose president is Edgar Samson, the brother of Liberal MP Darrell Samson. A newly added Indigenous partner, NunatuKavut, is headed by former Liberal MP Todd Russell.Conservative MP Todd Doherty has also drawn ties between the deal and LeBlanc himself: The Five Nations proposal said it would be headed up by Gilles Theriault, who is cousin to the former minister’s wife.Wilkinson said Tuesday cancelling the licence had “nothing to do with the ethics issue,” it had to do with the department’s interactions with Five Nations Clam Co.“I don’t think that the process itself was terribly at fault, and I certainly don’t think that Minister LeBlanc did anything inappropriate,” said Wilkinson.“There were interactions between the proponent and the department, and the minister came to the conclusion that the most appropriate course of action based on those interactions was to start again.”Wilkinson said the details of those interactions were “based on commercially confidential information” that he could not discuss.Representatives from the Five Nations Clam Co. and Clearwater Seafoods were not immediately available for comment.Wilkinson also met with provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne on Tuesday to discuss the surf clam catch and other issues.Byrne had previously said the licence process was “flawed,” that Indigenous communities were “pitted against each other” in the bid, and that the deal could cost jobs in the eastern part of the province.Byrne said Tuesday he was encouraged by their “very productive conversation,” and said he thought the new federal minister was “well-briefed” on the province’s point of view.“I acknowledged and appreciated his decision to look at the issue with fresh eyes, with a new lens or a new point of view, and decide to terminate the award,” Byrne said.A new process will begin next year for a licence that would be valid in 2020, with an “independent third party” evaluating the bids.Byrne recommended applying a principle of adjacency, where Indigenous communities closest to the resource are given priority.The Miawpukek Band in Newfoundland, which had submitted its own proposal during the original process, launched a court challenge alleging LeBlanc breached his duty of fairness in awarding the licence to Five Nations. The case was dropped in late June.The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion has also been looking into the issue.Wilkinson said Tuesday Five Nations could apply for the licence again.“The proponent obviously is disappointed, that’s understandable, but our hope is that the proponent will think about that and potentially regroup and provide another submission next time around.”last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsLike at other TRC national events, survivors of Canada’s residential schools lined up to talk about their experience in the state run institutions. For 140 years, children were taken from their families and put in schools that were designed to assimilate them into Canadian society.APTN’s Chris Stewart spoke with some of the survivors.last_img

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Family Literacy Week has been proclaimed by The City of FSJ for January 20th – 27th.The FSJ Literacy Society is encouraging families to participate and have fun as literacy is important and starts with children and their families.  Learning together builds good habits by sharing ideas builds stronger connections, develops independent thinking and helps gain confidence.The 2019 theme for this year’s literacy week is ‘Let’s Make It!’ Recognizing when children have the time, tools and materials to make things they learn problem-solving, to express themselves creatively and to communicate more effectively. The Fort St. John Literacy Society and Decoda Literacy, and other partnering organizations will be celebrating throughout the week with fun for families. In FSJ the Library will host a sleepover, January 26, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 am. Registration for the event is free and opens January 2nd, 2019.Decoda Literacy is also helping to celebrate literacy week with a Province-wide online Photo Contest (#FamilyLiteracyWeek) and created free activity sheets for families and care providers to use with young children.“Making things can help build a range of skills, including literacy. And, when children make things with their parents and caregivers, families can have fun and learn together,” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.To learn more about family literacy, information on the contest or download activity sheets CLICK HERElast_img read more

Just over a year after announcing an updated federal cybersecurity strategy, Ottawa has revealed how it will be implemented.The action plan for improving the resilience of the federal and critical infrastructure includes $10.3 million over five years for special projects created by provincial, territorial and municipal governments, researchers, commercial companies and not for profits. Of that total, $2.3 million has been set aside for the next 12 months.The action plan timetable also suggests a promised cyber certification program for small and medium-sized companies to publicly show they meet minimum security standards could be launched before the end of this year.Cyber projects looking for federal funding must come under one of three categories:Security and Resilience – this includes research and development of new technologies and tools for increasing the security and resilience of Canadian cyber systems, and support for non-federal partners’ implementing actions to better protect their systems and information Cyber Innovation – R&D for tools to address threats posed emerging technologies like IoT or quantum computing), academic research on trends, training and educational programs to advance cyber security skills and knowledge, and projects to help commercialize new technologies Effective Leadership – including projects to increase public awareness of cyber threats, gather data and promote collaboration A funding application guide is available here.Part of the action plan includes cyber funding set out in last spring’s federal budget.The action plan lays out specific initiatives to realize the strategy set out in June 2018.  Briefly, the strategy expands on the first plan set out in 2010 to protect the safety and security of federal networks, critical provincially and privately-owned infrastructure (like utilities, hospitals, banks and telecommunications providers) and encourage cyber security awareness across the country.Part of the strategy includes expanding the RCMP’s cyber capability into the National Cybercrime Co-ordination Unit (NC3) and merging a number of federal cyber services into the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. However, those agencies won’t be fully running for some time.The strategy also promised the creation of a voluntary cyber security certification program for SMEs, similar to ones launched by the U.K. and Australia, to show customers an organization has met basic cyber standards. Accredited third parties — likely consultants — would certify these minimum standards have been met. Those standards, however, first have to be set.Since the plan was announced Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), has been working with the federal Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which secures federal networks, the Standards Council of Canada and private sector accredited certification bodies to work out standards that organizations would have to meet to be certified. The Standards Council would approve the certification bodies.According to the action plan, the first step of the certification program is the creation of a list of minimum security controls SMEs would have to meet — for example, doing an inventory of hardware and software assets. Those controls were released last April.The official launch of the cyber certification program should be done this year, the timetable says.UPDATE: In an interview this morning Dani Keenan, press secretary to ISED minister Navdeep Bains said the certification program will be launched “in the very near future.”A planned national standard for cyber security won’t be announced until sometime next year.It should be noted that while the action plan outlines particular goals — such as the SME certification program — the dates for deliverables are merely by year. For example, the action plan says sometime this year the government will reveal its international cyber strategy. That would presumably cover Canada’s approach to global rules on Internet governance and cyber warfare. And even though the strategy was released a year ago, some significant work has yet to be done. The promised Industrial Control System Advisory Committee has yet to be established. According to the timetable, work on that is still in the planning stage although the target date of creating the committee is set for at least the end of this year.As part of the strategy, Public Safety Canada will deliver a comprehensive risk management approach for the 10 critical infrastructure sectors to enable them to better secure their systems and information. That will include improving the department’s capacity to conduct cybersecurity assessments to help organizations identify vulnerabilities — which will rely on a yet-to-be created technical network assessment tool. The government also plans to deliver cyber-based exercises for critical infrastructure to help them respond to, and recover from, cyber-attacks.This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

first_imgDr Rob Coleman, Outotec’s Flotation Manager – Minerals Processing, explains that the selection of the size, number and type of flotation cells for a particular duty depends on two important factors. The required flotation residence time and the physical constraints of how much concentrate can be recovered for a given froth surface area and concentrate lip length. The residence time is influenced by ore type and characteristics such as liberation, kinetics and reagent dosage. Looking at the amount of concentrate that can be recovered, it also depends on ore type and additional characteristics such as particle size, specific gravity and mineral grade.A combination of laboratory-scale test work and design scale-up factors will determine residence time. However the froth carry rate (dry tonnes of concentrate per square metre of froth surface area per hour, t/m2/h) and froth lip loading (dry tonnes of concentrate per meter of froth lip per hour, t/m/h) cannot be determined in a laboratory. This is because the froth is scraped during a laboratory flotation test and thus does not exhibit natural behaviour, and it is not possible to scale-up froth transport distance. These values are generally compared via calculation to given maximum values to establish if these maximum values will be exceeded by the cell selection.Cell selection – what matters?So which of these parameters is most important for cell selection? If the residence time is met with a certain cell selection but the froth carry rate or froth lip loading are exceeded, what are the options? One option would be to increase the number of flotation cells to increase the froth surface area or concentrate lip length. This, however, requires not only significant additional capital outlay, but also increased footprint and operating costs.The important thing is to seek advice from those who know flotation intimately, namely your flotation supplier. They can provide potentially easier and more cost-effective solutions. Here, another option would be to customise the launder configuration to a larger froth surface area or lip length, without increasing the number of cells. Outotec has designed different launder configurations for its TankCells® and each launder configuration has a different concentrate lip length and froth surface area, providing customised designs for each individual duty and site. So-called ‘standard’ solutions may seem the quickest, easiest and least expensive, however a quick consultation can very often deliver simple, relatively inexpensive solutions to customise your launder (even on retrofits). This can improve recovery and provide savings in operational costs in the process. Having the correct amount of froth crowding will minimise the air requirement leading to capital and power savings.Central donut launderHere the froth flows into both sides of the launder. The froth on one side is pushed to the launder by the froth crowder, with the froth on the other side pushed to the launder by tapered tank walls at the top of the cell. The launder is designed for optimum froth surface area on both sides. The launder is simple in design, inexpensive to install and well proven in industry.Internal laundersThe internal peripheral launder is a single launder located on the inside of the cell. Here, the froth is pushed to the launder by the froth crowder and also provides a simple and inexpensive froth transport solution.With the internal double launder, the tank walls, froth crowder and one half of a donut launder crowd the froth. With this design, the froth flows into the launders in the same direction. This is particularly effective on high-grade ores that require high mass pull, hence additional lip length, with many retrofitted sites reporting significant improvement.External laundersThe external peripheral launder is a single launder located on the outside of the cell. As with the internal peripheral launder the froth is pushed to the launder by the froth crowder. This design, however, provides more froth surface area. The external peripheral launder does not consume cell volume, so the effective cell volume for flotation is also higher. This launder is predominantly used on smaller TankCells.The external double launder includes a second internal launder, providing added concentrate lip length. This launder design is well proven in ultrafine and high mass pull applications.Radial laundersIn the case where a significant amount of lip length is required, for example in high concentrate mass recovery applications such as iron ore processing, radial launders can be added to the internal or external peripheral launder designs. A number of radial launders can be installed, depending on the cell size, and can also be retrofitted to existing installations to increase concentrate lip length.Coleman concludes that the selection of flotation cells can depend on residence time, froth carry rate and concentrate lip loading. In order to minimise capital and operating costs, there are different launder configurations available, depending on the froth carry rate and concentrate lip loading requirements. Different sections of the circuit, such as the roughers, scavengers or cleaners, can each have different launder configurations to match the processing needs of the circuit. The most important thing is to seek advice from the experts, as good flotation suppliers will have the experience and design capability to truly customise a site’s requirements.last_img read more

first_imgBuying a PC from any large manufacturer/retailer without a copy of Windows pre-installed is difficult. You have some companies that refuse to sell a machine if you want Windows removed, then there are others that will remove it and reduce the price. Dell offers certain confirgurations without Windows installed, but it’s not clear from the website, and has to be requested either offline or over Live Chat.Harish Pillay found this out by actually trying to buy a Dell laptop with Ubuntu installed. He had actually done this before, purchasing a Dell Vostro V13-N series laptop with Ubuntu. However, this time the N-series was nowhere to be seen and a Live Chat was required to get a Windows-less laptop.What follows is a transcript of the chat he had with a Dell representative in case you ever want to do the same. What’s interesting to note here is the difference in price including Windows makes. Without Microsoft’s operating system the final laptop price is $887.15. With Windows that balloons up to $1,045.79.And why do Dell not advertise Windows-less laptops? It seems this is simply a case os stopping customer confusion as many visitors to the Dell website search for the cheapest laptop. That will always end up being one without Windows installed, but the user doesn’t realize the cheap laptop they selected has no operating system.16:36:01 Dell Rep Welcome to Dell Sales Chat. My name is Dell Rep. I’ll be your personal sales agent. How may I assist you. If you proceed to place your order online, please indicate my name, Dell Rep, as your sales representative so that I’ll be able to track your order for you.16:36:22 harish pillay Hi, Dell Rep. Can you point me to where I can get the n-series vostro v13?16:36:33 harish pillay i do not want to buy windows for the machine.16:37:01 Dell Rep we do not offer n-series of the Dell system online16:37:07 harish pillay why?16:37:24 harish pillay does microsoft restrict sales of n-series online?16:37:56 Dell Rep i’m not too sure on that but V13 has being replaced by the V13016:38:23 harish pillay ok, so I would like to buy a v130 without an OS (I will settle for freedos).16:38:36 harish pillay i prefer the n-series v-130 then.16:39:51 Dell Rep the V130 is not offering any Free DOS version at the moment16:40:01 Dell Rep let me check on the availability of the V1316:40:13 Dell Rep we do offer Free DOS offline16:40:50 harish pillay it does not matter if it has freedos or fedora (or even ubuntu). i want to buy the machine without any microsoft os.16:41:07 Dell Rep any particular specifications on your mind?16:41:47 harish pillay i will be running Fedora and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux on them. I have the apps taken care of already.16:42:22 Dell Rep any specific hardware requirement16:42:51 harish pillay Why don’t you focus on asking about the OS? the hardware is OK as it is.16:43:25 harish pillay 64-bit, 8G would be nice, but 4G RAM is OK. USB (3.0 would be nice), bluetooth, wifi.16:43:55 Dell Rep please note that you may find difficulties for the correct drivers as we have not tested on the compatibility of the drivers with the OS you intend to install16:44:13 harish pillay not that you support windoze drivers anyway.16:44:17 Dell Rep any other hardware requirement16:44:33 harish pillay none16:44:52 Dell Rep also is this purchase are for your company or personal?16:45:05 harish pillay does it matter?16:45:27 Dell Rep i need to generate the quotation for you16:45:51 harish pillay Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100, Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller,16:46:19 harish pillay is there a price difference if the quote was for corporate vs consumer?16:47:02 Dell Rep there’s no difference unless your company has a specific contract with Dell16:47:40 harish pillay fair enough. give me the consumer quote first.16:48:32 Dell Rep can i have your full legal name, address as well as your contact no16:49:04 harish pillay . harish pillay, address16:50:27 Dell Rep alright, let me work the quotation and emailed it to you?16:50:40 harish pillay ok. h.pillay@ieee.org16:50:47 Dell Rep noted16:52:22 harish pillay so are we done or what?16:52:42 Dell Rep unless you’ve others to add.16:53:04 harish pillay so the quote will be without windows?16:53:12 Dell Rep yes16:55:26 harish pillay that’s fine. can you provide me with the quote that shows with and without windows?16:55:37 harish pillay i want to know the difference.16:55:42 Dell Rep alright16:55:46 harish pillay not that i want windows.16:56:50 harish pillay are you mailing the quote now?16:57:17 Dell Rep give me about 5 mins and i shall be able to send it to you16:57:56 harish pillay ok thanks. i will be keeping this chat transcript and blanking out your name.16:58:12 Dell Rep thanks16:58:57 harish pillay the reason for keeping the chat transcript is so that I can post this to my blog stating that there is a way to buy non-windows Dell machines but one has to ask for it.16:59:26 harish pillay so, keeping your name off the transcript is key as it is not you but your organization that is at fault here.16:59:32 Dell Rep we do have regular request for n-series of system from time by time17:00:20 Dell Rep we do not offer is sometimes to avoid misunderstanding from certain customers where they look for the cheapest system and only to find out that no OS was installed17:00:33 harish pillay and I want to make it a permanent request and something that I can find from your online catalog. As long as it does not appear, I think Dell is doing the whole world a disservice and pandering to Microsoft’s monopolistic heavyhand.17:00:33 Dell Rep we had that quite a lot previously17:00:56 Dell Rep that’s the reason we choose to offer all with the OS preinstalled17:01:00 harish pillay and if you explain to people, they will understand.17:01:26 Dell Rep not all customer are as understanding as you17:01:39 harish pillay so long as dell hides the info (or makes it hard to find), these misunderstandings can happen.17:02:07 Dell Rep we have lots of customer who choose the cheapest and only to find out that no OS is installed17:02:57 Dell Rep we don’t really hide the info as long as a customer request for it, we’ll be able to offer17:03:22 Dell Rep we just limit them options online to avoid misunderstanding17:03:37 Dell Rep anyway perhaps we may work out something in future17:17:37 Dell Rep i’ve just emailed both quotation to you. could you please check and revert17:23:28 Dell Rep Is there anything else I may assist you? If there’s no further assistance required, you may email me at DELL REP @dell.com shall you need further assistance / clarifications.17:32:49 System The session has ended!Read more at Harish Pillay’s bloglast_img read more

first_img Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target When you think of exploring the stars, chances are your first thoughts are something along the lines of Star Trek’s Enterprise — a massive ship crewed by hundreds that travels the stars spreading good ol’ fashioned Federation values. But Breakthrough Initiatives, a research group focused on stellar exploration has a much more modest plan, and it’s already in testing.Last week, the group successfully launched its first batch of six experimental craft. Dubbed “sprites,” each one is a bit bigger than one square inch and only a few grams. But even with such a svelte frame, it manages to pack on antennae for communication, a processor, and an array of small sensors.Project “Breakthrough Starshot,” spalleras it’s known, aims to launch countless tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri — our nearest celestial neighbor. The idea is that if we can keep the craft really, really small, it will be far easier to get the machines up to appreciable speeds. Faster travel means we can reach the stars sooner. Yeah, we won’t be able to send rovers or people with this tech, but the hope is that we’ll learn enough about what lies beyond our solar system that the venture will be more than worth it.The sprites were deployed from an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and are now sitting in low-Earth orbit, gathering data for research. Eventually, the team hopes to get the craft smaller. Their final design will be called “StarChips,” and operate much the same way the sprites do; only these will be built to travel almost 20% light speed — fast enough to reach Alpha Centauri in just 20 years, compared to the tens of thousands it’d take with standard rockets.The venture has some big names behind it too, including astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. To get up to speed, the chips would get power from an Earth or moon-based laser. If it’s powerful enough and if the engineers behind the project can design a way to keep the Starchips from melting with all that energy aimed right at them, then we may very well have a viable candidate to the stars. The team will eventually want to add everything from more advanced cameras and sensors and navigational gear to tiny thrusters that will allow these little guys to steer themselves a bit. Plus, with each one costing only a minuscule fraction of their larger, rocket-powered brethren, we could send literally millions of them.We could lose most of them along the way (after all, we still know very little about what kinds of dangers may wait before the little fellas after they leave their relatively safe stellar neighborhood), and still get enough there to get some useful data. After the probes reached their target, we’d still need to wait another four years to hear back. And it’s worth wondering just how we’d be able to detect such a faint signal (again, the transmitters will be crammed into something barely larger than a postage stamp) in the first place, but our top minds are on it.At the announcement of the project last year, Stephen Hawking pontificated:“What makes human beings unique? There are many theories. Some say it’s language or tools; others say it’s logic or reasoning. They obviously haven’t met many humans… I believe what makes us unique is transcending our limits. Gravity pins us to the ground, but I just flew to America. I lost my voice, but I can still speak, thanks to my voice synthesizer. How do we transcend these limits? With our minds — and our machines. The limit that confronts us now is the great void between us and the stars. But now we can transcend it. With light beams, light sails and the lightest spacecraft ever built, we can launch a mission to Alpha Centauri within a generation.”Hawking has been notably critical of human attempts to make contact with aliens, fearing that we may repeat the grisly scenarios found on earth when two civilizations of different technological development meet. But the potential benefits that could be reaped from a project like this are well worth it. Let’s just hope we don’t accidentally alert the Reapers to our presence.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Cesaro Videos Articles Twitter Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, former WWE RAW Tag Team Champions AOP (Authors of Pain) are scheduled to return to in-ring action this month.Also according to the same report, when AOP returns, they are scheduled to appear on Smackdown Live events.This will be the first live events AOP has worked since Akam (Sunny Dhinsa) underwent surgery on this knee this past January.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. About the only places I could find out of the regular reporting stations Wednesday with measurable rain were Astoria, Ore., Long Beach and Hoquiam along the coast. Otherwise, we just saw cloudy skies as a weak system slid by to our north.So, we are back in a fair-weather pattern for several days. The east winds will also return and keep our afternoon highs in the 65- to 70-degree range through Saturday. Then, cooler Sunday through Halloween with some clouds at times and highs in the low 60s. Another weak low will slide by to our north Sunday and Monday, but right now we keep it dry much like Wednesday.It appears Halloween will be fairly mild and dry for the trick-or-treaters. I usually say to have a plan B in case but maybe not this year. An update on that in Sunday’s column.Vancouver enjoyed a wonderful Tuesday with a high of 70 degrees. That kind of day in the last week of October is rare, but we have seen 70 degrees into early November.No worry in the rainfall department as Vancouver still has a total so far this month of 4.55 inches, about 2 inches above average.You probably saw reports, after that heavy weekend rain, about the flooding in Tillamook, Ore. It was the earliest in the year that it has flooded to that extent. In 48 hours, Lee’s Camp in the upper regions of the Wilson River had 10.7 inches of rain ending at 1 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

first_img Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA local cyclist has shattered a world record for the fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground.Record-breaking cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek and John Howard, Olympic cyclist and coach, visited the studio to talk about the incredible, ground-breaking experience.Denise has an inner drive “To Be Fastest!.”  She describes the moment when the concept of being the first woman to set a Land Speed Record on a bicycle was presented as an epiphany similar to the explosiveness of “a match being thrown on gasoline.” There was no looking back.  After accomplishing her goal in 2016, that same drive pushed her to raise the bar on the goal to the next level in 2018 … to break the overall (men’s) record of 167mph! San Diego woman sets World Record for fastest cycling over open ground Posted: September 25, 2018 Updated: 11:27 AMcenter_img Lauren Phinney September 25, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also play a role this year, with Hurricane Arthur crashing holiday parties along the East Coast and subdued festivities in Moscow amid growing anti-American sentiment over the crisis in Ukraine.Here are some highlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:Fire in the sky: The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show in New York City is the nation’s largest. Macy’s said more than 1,600 shells would be launched per minute during the 25-minute display over the East River.A high rip current, though, was forcing Macy’s to shift the fireworks display slightly. All three fireworks barges were positioned south of the Brooklyn Bridge.Organizers had planned to anchor one farther north, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.Among the celebrities performing at the event are the Zac Brown Band, Enrique Iglesias and Ariana Grande. Other major fireworks shows were held in Chicago on Lake Michigan and in San Francisco over the bay. Weather worries: The first hurricane of the season, Arthur, forced many East Coast cities to switch the dates of their Fourth of July celebrations. Boston officials moved the annual Boston Pops July 4 concert and fireworks from Friday to Thursday. Then they cut short the concerts so the fireworks could begin. Shortly after the dazzling display thundered to a close, a drenching rain began falling. Meanwhile, several cities in Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey moved their fireworks shows to either Saturday or Sunday. Augusta, Maine, moved its fireworks to Aug. 2.last_img read more

first_img More From Roadshow Lotus Evija doesn’t look a thing like any other Lotus, and that’s good 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2020 Lotus Evora GT first drive: A reminder to drive Comments Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. More From Roadshow Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Now playing: Watch this: 23:22 0 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 40 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 81 Photos Share your voice Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Tags 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Post a comment 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 52 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 69 Photos Car Industry 18 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Enlarge ImageThe Evija is an all-electric hypercar with tremendous power. Charlie Rose/Roadshow Lotus gave us the download on its brand-new Evija hypercar earlier this month, and boy howdy, it’s a stunner. If you’re as stoked as we are to see it in person, you won’t have to wait much longer as Lotus tells us the Evija will make its public debut in just a few weeks.The Evija’s first public appearance will be during Monterey Car Week in August, Lotus officials confirmed to Roadshow on Monday. Look for it to be on display during The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, Aug. 16.We could go on and on about the way this car looks; from all angles — and especially the rear — it’s truly stunning. The Evija is about the same size as the current Lotus Evora coupe, and fantastically styled. Perhaps more impressive is what powers the Evija. Lotus still hasn’t released exact specifications, but we’re told total system output from this all-electric hypercar is — ahem — 2,000 horsepower and 1,250 pound-feet of torque. That means the Evija is theoretically good for a 0- to 62-mile-per-hour acceleration time of less than 3 seconds, with a top speed north of 200 mph.Cool as the Evija is, it certainly won’t come cheap. Lotus estimates the car will cost around $2 million, and only 130 will be made. Hubba hubba. We can’t wait to pore over this one in Monterey. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 10 Photos 26 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Monterey Car Week 2019 Lotus Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 12 Photos 68 Photos 3 Tags Share your voice Electric Cars Superluxury Cars 71 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 49 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Lotus,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Lotus Evija hypercar is an electric rebirth for the British… 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec modellast_img read more

first_imgAfter combing through data from the Aleutian Islands, a scientist has discovered an unexpected relationship between plankton and pink salmon. Although plankton might seem like an ecological afterthought, biological oceanographer Sonia Batten disagrees. She calls them the most important organisms in the ocean.Listen nowA variety of plankton from the Pacific Ocean. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expeditions)“They’re the basis of every marine food chain pretty much,” Batten said. “They support directly, or indirectly, the resources that we value. ”That means even if a species isn’t eating the plankton itself, its food source probably is. Scientists consider plankton good indicators of what’s happening in the environment.“Because they have short life cycles, they have very limited ability to move, and they’re not commercially fished,” Batten said. “They react very quickly to changes in their environment in a relatively unambiguous way.”Batten has 15 years of data from plankton pulls in Alaskan waters. That involves dragging a net behind commercial fishing boats. When there are a lot of pink salmon, they eat up a lot of animal plankton. But when pink salmon numbers are low, the animal plankton flourish.Those impacts are permeating the entire food chain — past their immediate prey. And if the pink salmon eat a lot plankton, there may not be much food left for the other predators.In 2013, Batten started seeing something unusual.“This was the first time that I’ve seen that the fish are actually influencing the plankton,” Batten said.2013 was a bumper year for pinks, and the data began to look different. Batten didn’t see that big decrease in plankton. And now she’s left with a question: What changed?“Pink salmon were supposedly in really high numbers in 2013, so I would have expected to see the same numbers,” Batten said. “But I didn’t, so that suggests that something’s going on in the environment that I don’t know about yet.”She said it could be that the salmon are eating something else. She’s planning to continue looking for answers.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: CollectedMembers of Bangladeshi community celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA mother and her child celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) at Montreal, Canada. Photo: CollectedBangladesh community members celebrate Pahela Baishakh (first day of the Bangla new year 1425) thousands of miles away from their motherland at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedMembers of a family clad in Baishakhi attires are photographed during a celebration of Bangla new year 1425 at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA Bangladesh national with his friend joins Baishakh celebrations on the first day of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedA Bangladeshi child sings song during Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedCelebrators observe the first day of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi food items are displayed during a celebration of Bangla new year 1425 at Albany, New York, USA. Photo: CollectedA Bangladeshi family displays Bangladeshi traditional food items at Montreal, Canada. Photo: CollectedPeople from other countries join Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan.Photo: CollectedThe members of the Bangladeshi community are framed during Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shiga, Japan. Photo: CollectedA younger member of a Bangladeshi family dressed-in Baishakhi attires poses at her home at Montreal, Canada.Photo: Collected.Bangladeshi expatriates celebrate Pahela Baishakh, singing traditional Bangla songs in London, UK. Photo: CollectedClad in traditional attires, Bangladeshi community celebrates Pahela Baishakh in New York, USA.Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladesh community get together to celebrate Pahela Baishakh in Toronto, Canada. Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladesh community celebrate Pahela Baishakh partying traditional food items including Bharta (mash) in Satama, Japan. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladesh community clad in Baishakhi attires are playing ludu celebrating Bangla new year 1425 at Shiga, Japan.Photo: CollectedMembers of Bangladeshi community in China pose for a photo call while celebrating Bangla new year 1425. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi community in Sweden celebrates Pahela Baishakh. Photo: CollectedTraditional food items are displayed during celebration Bangla new year 1425 in Sweden. Photo: CollectedBangladeshi community in Switzerland brings out Mangal Shubhajatra celebrating Bangla new year 1425. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladeshi community in Switzerland pose for a photo call during Pahela Baishakh celebration. Photo: CollectedMembers of a Bangladeshi community in Switzerland perform during Pahela Baishakh celebration.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark Got 10 minutes? Get inspired with one of our faves from the SHNIT Shortfilm Festival The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language The recipients of this year’s Costa Rican National Culture Awards were announced Jan. 18 by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and ran the gamut from a literary near-death experience, to a historical crime documentary, to masterful dance performances.These awards are a yearly recognition by the government of outstanding achievement and tenacity in the cultural sector. The 26 awards include the categories of Cultural Communication, Cultural Management and Promotion, Journalism, Cultural Research, Visual Arts (Bi-dimensional, Three-dimensional), Audiovisual Arts (Production, Direction, Conceptual Realisation), Music (Direction, Composition, Performance), Dance (Performance, Choreography, Design), Theater (Acting, Direction, Costume Design), Literature (Short Story, Novel, Poetry, Essay, Theater), and lifetime achievement.Here’s a look at this year’s winners.Amando Céspedes Marín Audiovisual Arts National Award, in the Production category:The winners are Ernesto and Antonio Jara Vargas for their film “El Codo del Diablo” (“The Devil’s Elbow”). The political/historical documentary tells the story behind the unpunished killing of six political prisioners while being transported from Limón to San José in 1948, right after Costa Rica’s Civil War. The film is the result of three years of researching and includes testimony from the victims’ families. Carlos Enrique Vargas Music National Award, in the category of Composition:Edín Solís, for his piece “Preciosa y el Aire,” written to be performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica and two guitars.Solís graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a degree in in Classical Guitar and Music Education, then studied in Spain and France. He’s one of the founders of the famed Costa Rican group Editus and has been awarded two Grammy Awards, first in 2002 for “Best World Music Album” in the category of Production and Engineering (for his work in “Mundo” with Rubén Blades), and then again in 2003 as producer and mixing engineer in the category of “Best Contemporary Tropical Album.” Aquileo J. Echeverría Literature Award, in the category of Novel:Alí Víquez Jiménez, for his novel “El fuego cuando te quema” (“The fire when it burns you”), about a journalist who has a near-death experience. The novel questions the existence of life after death, the existence of a God, and whether there’s actually a religion that can answer these questions. Víquez is a professor at the University of Costa Rica, and the State Distance University. (Courtesy of “El fuego cuando te quema”)The full list of recipients:Joaquín García Monge Cultural Communication National Award: Henry Bastos Ulate, for being a cultural agent promoting innovative initiatives in Costa Rica.Cultural Management and Promotion National Award: Andrés Fernández Ramírez, for appropriating spaces for the revitalization of tangible and intangible heritage, and identity-expression.Pío Víquez Journalism National Award: María Isabel Sánchez Reyes, for her research entitled “Journalism in the New Central American War: Conditions in which Journalists Work among the Violence of Organized Crime.”Luis Ferrero Acosta Cultural Investigation National Award: David Díaz Reyes, for his book “Social Crisis and Memories of Struggle: Civil War in Costa Rica, 1940-1948.”Francisco Amighetti Visual Arts National Award:Bi-dimensional category: Marcia Salas Vargas, for her exhibit “Pecado Original.”Three-dimensional category: Manuel Vargas Murillo, for his exhibit “Las Cholas.”Other categories: Roberto Guerrero Miranda, for his exhibit “Vergüenza Ajena.”Amando Céspedes Marín Audiovisual Arts National Award:Production category: Ernesto and Antonio Jara Vargas, for their film “El Codo del Diablo.”Conceptual Realization category: José Miguel Gonzáles, for his film “Espejismo.”Direction category: Esteban Ramírez, for his film “Presos.”Carlos Enrique Vargas Music National Award:Direction category: Irwin Hoffman, for his work on “Romeo y Julieta” and “Gran Pascua Rusa.”Composition category: Edín Solís, for his work “Preciosa y el Aire.”Performing category: Manuel Matarrita Venegas, for his national and international performances during 2015.Mireya Barboza Dance National Award:Best Performance category: Laura Murillo, for her performances on “Tlalli,” “Piscis,” and “Taciturno.”Best Choreography category: Yul Gatjens, for her choreography “Paloma.”Best Design category: Ana María Moreno, for her work on “Toc toc… una mirada al revés.”Ricardo Fernández Guardia Theater National Award:Acting category: Melvin Jiménez for his performance in “Ñaque o de piojos,” and, the actors of Grupo Teatro del Publico.Direction category: Natalia Meriño, for her work on “Viola (1234),” and Fabián Salas, for his work on “Algo de Ricardo.”Costume Design category: Ronaldo Trejos, for his work on “La Segua,” and “Esperando a Godot.”Aquileo J. Echeverría Literature Award:Short fiction category: Diego Van Der Laat, for his story “Reparticiones.”Novel category: Alí Víquez, for his novel “El fuego cuando te quema.”Poetry category: Mario Salas, for his work “Un adiós a John Lennon.”Essay category: Carlos Cortés, for his essay “La tradición del presidente. El fin de la literatura universal y la narrativa latinoamericana.” And, Rodrigo Quesada, for his essay “La lógica de la nostalgia (imperial). Literatura y política en el siglo XX.”Lifetime Achievement Awards:Magón National Award: Ronald Bonilla, for his work promoting creative literature through workshops and other activities, and for his contribution to the formation of a new generation of Costa Rican poets.Prieto Tugores Intangible Cultural Patrimony National Award: María Padilla, for her long trajectory spreading and transmitting the knowledge of oral traditions of the Central Valley. Facebook Comments Mireya Barboza Dance National Award, in the category of Best Performance:Laura Murillo, for her performances in “Tlalli,” “Piscis,” and “Taciturno.” Murillo is a professional contemporary dancer and dance teacher, a graduate of the National University of Costa Rica. She works now as a professional dancer at the National Dance Company of Costa Rica, and is co-creator of TRaZo dAnce & aRt proJect. Her choreography “Tlalli,” created and performed along with Melissa Rivera, won the Best Choreography Award at the XXXII Choreography Festival 2015. She is also the creator of works such as “Árbol de agua” and the solo “Piscis.”last_img read more

first_img August 14, 2014 472 Views Houston-based real estate services firm Stewart announced it has completed its acquisition of DataQuick Lending Solution’s valuation services line, marking the company’s first step into the collateral valuations business.The completed transaction significantly expands Stewart’s mortgage services offerings, adding a suite of collateral valuation products to what the company already offers.Jason Nadeau, group president at Stewart, said the firm is “thrilled to have DataQuick Lending Solutions’ team of industry experts officially join the Stewart family.””Their breadth and depth of knowledge will help Stewart continue to become the leading mortgage services provider,” Nadeau said. “These valuation products will complement Stewart’s existing product lines in support of home equity and first mortgage lending, as well as default and capital markets activities.” Stewart Completes Acquisition of DataQuick Valuation Line Acquisitions Company News DataQuick Stewart Valuation 2014-08-14 Tory Barringercenter_img in Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires New Arizona Cardinals NFL football head coach Steve Wilks speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after being introduced at the teams’ training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 5 Comments   Share   The Cardinals’ original fourth-round pick was traded last year in a deal with the Chicago Bears. In that deal, arizona moved up in the second round and selected Budda Baker. While the Cardinals don’t have their own pick in that round, they will still be selecting in the fourth with one of its compensatory picks.Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerArizona will not have a sixth-round pick, as they traded it to the New Orleans Saints last season for Adrian Peterson.The updated list of the draft picks the Arizona Cardinals now have one pick in the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds, and two picks in the third round. The upcoming NFL Draft will start April 26 in Arlington, Texas. The NFL announced Friday that 15 teams would receive compensatory draft choices in this year’s draft. The Arizona Cardinals earned three of the 32 compensatory draft picks, including the earliest compensatory pick in the third round.Compensatory draft picks are based on how many compensatory free agents a team losses. The Cardinals are eligible since they lost six compensatory free agents and only gained three.The draft picks Arizona received Friday were the No. 97 overall pick landing in the third round, the No. 134 pick landing the fourth round and the No. 254 pick in the final, seventh round. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >ÉPURE, the fine-dining restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon that serves dishes almost exclusively from France, has prepared holiday menus to round out 2015 and ring in the New Year.This holiday season, guests can enjoy Chef Nicolas Boutin’s take on a traditional French Christmas Eve feast, or Réveillon, that features the celebrated ingredients used in France during the festive season. Chef has sourced chestnuts from Ardèche in south-central France, foie gras from the Périgord region and blue lobster from the coast.“ÉPURE is a home away from home for many French expatriates in Hong Kong, so creating a holiday menu that pays homage to the traditions of France was really important to me,” said Chef Nicolas Boutin. “For this year’s menu, I have chosen some of my favourite premium ingredients such as the capon from Bresse (Eastern France) and scallops from Normandy, accenting them with rustic, festive ingredients such as Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pomegranates. Corsica clementines are also in season during the holidays, so our Head Pastry Chef, Matthieu Godard, has designed delicious desserts to round out the menus.”Three and four-course menus will also be available on La Terrasse at ÉPURE for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, so guests can sit harbour-side and enjoy a scenic view of Hong Kong.In addition to the special menus, ÉPURE will be introducing festive cocktails and hot drinks such as mulled wine (a special recipe from Chef Matthieu Godard), cherry ginger and the restaurant’s famous hot chocolate throughout the month of December.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar by The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2019 4:33 pm PDTcenter_img The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 2, 2018:TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS1. Taylor Swift; $7,762,122; $123.21.2. Jay-Z / Beyoncé; $6,815,475; $129.19.3. U2; $4,976,018; $132.29.4. Ed Sheeran; $4,935,833; $91.90.5. Drake; $4,397,229; $118.41.6. Bruno Mars; $3,689,616; $144.66.7. Eagles; $3,518,043; $176.21.8. Billy Joel; $3,110,443; $119.43.9. Elton John; $2,804,263; $134.47.10. Roger Waters; $2,779,103; $74.18.11. “Springsteen On Broadway”; $2,102,625; $509.04.12. Phil Collins; $2,092,876; $150.65.13. Metallica; $2,089,594; $127.42.14. Justin Timberlake; $2,001,334; $115.15.15. Journey / Def Leppard; $1,840,928; $105.21.16. Shakira; $1,689,426; $100.50.17. Fleetwood Mac; $1,686,299; $131.75.18. Jeff Lynne’s ELO; $1,519,290; $111.74.19. Maroon 5; $1,440,980; $103.77.20. Marc Anthony; $1,341,896; $108.67.For free upcoming tour information, go to www.pollstar.com___The Associated Presslast_img read more